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Kelowna city council has given the developers of what city staff say could be a “precedent-setting” development for downtown a last-chance life-line by deferring a decision to send it to public hearing. Premier Pacific Properties, which wants to build the two-tower Monaco development at the corner of Doyle Avenue and St. Paul Street, went back to council Monday with a revised plan, after its first proposal was shot down by council earlier this year. At that time, the first proposal was deemed too big and bulky for the parcel of land it was to be THE DEVELOPER placed on, and too close IS ASKING FOR A to a neighbouring residential tower, the Madison. VARIANCE (FOR The two proposed HEIGHT OF ONE 26-storey towers of the TOWER) BUT IS development were conNOT DOING THE sidered too close at just 9.5 metres apart. Each WORK WHICH IS tower was to contain conREQUIRED TO dominiums. GET IT. The new proposAndre Blanleil, al is for two towers— one 22 storeys tall and Kelowna councillor the other 30 storeys tall— 19.6 metres apart on a four-storey base that would include commercial development. The first eight stories of the shorter of the two tower would contain a hotel. But all city councillors expressed concern about the new plan, saying while they wanted to see something built on the land, they felt the footprint of the 30-storey northern tower was far too big at a proposed 822.6 square-metres. The city’s new downtown plan sets the maximum at 697 square-metres. The separation of the two towers, while increased, is still far short of the required distance set out in the downtown plan guidelines.

A former police officer who witnessed Kelowna RCMP Const. Geoff Mantler pull over Buddy Tavares’ truck said the officer seemed “jacked up” when he got out of his car to deal with Tavares. Mantler is accused of assault causing bodily harm in connection with the kick he delivered to Tavares’ head during Tavares’ arrest on Jan. 7, 2011. Police were responding to a shots fired complaint when they pulled Tavares over; they later learned he had been shooting at geese at the Harvest Golf Club. Grant Wereley, 64, testified in court Monday he was pulling out of the parking lot of Lakeview Market when he heard sirens. Wereley said he then noticed Tavares’ pickup pull over and Mantler’s unmarked police cruiser move in behind. Wereley said Mantler had “difficulty” putting the car into park and was “fumbling” around the dashboard in a failed attempt to turn off his siren.

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CHRISTMAS LIGHT UP FUN…Hailey Bruch honed her musical skills at one of the many

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Domestic violence protocol can stave off potential crimes Some of the worst cases of inter-agency miscommunication have inspired a new protocol for information sharing in the Okanagan. Jennifer Smith STAFF REPORTER

Some of the worst cases of interagency miscommunication on domestic violence cases have inspired a new protocol for sharing life-saving information in Kelowna. Monday morning, representatives from six agencies, including the RCMP, signed an agreement to follow a specific protocol on cases where there is reason to believe a life

is at risk. “What was going on in the past was a very ad hoc approach,” said Supt. Bill McKinnon, who stressed the information-sharing is only for those cases deemed the highest risk. Amy Thompson, of Kelowna’s Elizabeth Fry Society, pointed to the Allan Schoenborn case in Merritt, where the father of three brutally murdered his own children despite involvement of multiple agencies aware of his violent and threatening behaviour, as impetus for the initiative. She also noted the group was heavily influence by the Lee Park case in Victoria where similar red flags were raised before Park killed his wife and her family. “This has been a very positive experience for us,” Thompson said as

she opened her remarks at a press conference held in the Kelowna RCMP detachment. The coroners inquest into how Lee Park was allowed to repeatedly threaten to kill his wife, and then follow through, ended in August, and recommended a provincial domestic violence unit be developed. At this point, these cases are all handled by one officer in Kelowna. This targeted domestic violence officer has been in place for three years and the superintendent was clear the caseload demands another officer be added. The position costs $140,000 annually and, thus far, that second body has not made it to the top of the priority list, but the volume of work is indisputable.

The RCMP detachment receives 1,200 domestic violence calls annually, amounting to roughly four calls per day, and the Elizabeth Fry Society receives roughly 1,000 calls for women in crisis in the same period. “Which I would suggest is pretty significant considering these are some of the most difficult calls we deal with,” said the Superintendent. The protocol lays out a course of action for the Kelowna RCMP, Community Corrections, the Ministry of Children and Family, Elizabeth Fry Society, Central Okanagan RCMP Victim Services and the Kelowna Women’s Shelter whereby case workers will first identify these highrisk cases, then follow the necessary information-sharing steps, overstep privacy boundaries where necessary.

That assessment includes identifying markers in the relationship history—like stalking, threats or forced sex—the complainant’s perception of the risks involved, the suspect’s history and access to weapons. The information sharing is meant to help assist Crown counsel in identifying appropriate conditions to seek a bail order, assist workers in developing a suitable safety plan, inform corrections staff for supervision and monitoring activities and assist child welfare workers in making their safety assessments. The protocol was developed as a result of a Civil Forfeiture Crime Prevention Grant for just $5,000 and inspired by similar work done in Vernon. jsmith@kelownacapnews.com

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The man who struck and killed a sixyear-old boy who was crossing the street with his mother has been convicted of impaired driving causing the death of Trey Alphonse. Cody Wengenmayr was also found guilty of driving with a blood alcohol level over .08 and causing bodily harm to the boy’s mother, Iris Alphonse, Justice Gregory Bowden ruled Friday. The decision, said a woman who knew the victims, does little to ease the grief of his family. “The pain will always be there,” said Adelaine Bob. “The family took it pretty hard. They’re still dealing with it.” Still, she feels Wengenmayr “should be serving time for what he had done, drinking and driving.” It was around 10:15 p.m. on Aug. 30, 2010, when Iris, then 36, grabbed Trey’s hands and began crossing the six lanes of Harvey Avenue near Orchard Park Mall. They managed to cross five lanes, as Trey dragged a scooter behind him, when they were hit by the Honda driven by Wengenmayr. Trey died a few hours later, and his mother suffered a broken leg and soft tissue injuries to his left hip.

Bowden ruled that the 21-year-old was travelling “at least” 65 kilometres per hour and had a blood alcohol level of between 114 and 138 milligrams in 100 millilitres of blood at the time of the crash. The legal limit is 80 milligrams. Bowden also ruled, based on testimony of drivers who were traveling the same section of road at the time of the crash, that Wengenmayr had an “unrestricted view” of the road in front and to the left of him. While Iris’ decision to jay-walk “contributed to some extent” to the crash, Bowden also found Wengenmayr’s action contributed to the collision. “I have no reasonable doubt in finding that the impaired driving ability of the accused was at least a contributing cause of the accident and the resulting bodily harm to Ms. Alphonse and the death of Trey Alphonse,” said Bowden in a written decision. Charges of dangerous driving causing death and bodily harm were conditionally stayed based on a commonly accepted principle, called Kienapple, that bars one from receiving multiple convictions for offences that stem from the same act. Wengenmayr had no comment following the decision. Sentencing will be held at a later date and a pre-sentencing report has been ordered.

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Hells Angel pleads guilty to an assault charge Cheryl Wierda CONTRIBUTOR

A man believed to have been involved in bringing the Hells Angels to Kelowna has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault. Joseph Bruce

Skreptak, 45, pleaded guilty to the offence Monday on what was to be the first day of his trial. The charge dates back to Nov. 1, 2010, when police were summoned to a Kelowna home at 11:30 p.m. after a man had been beaten.

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Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick may not sit on the province’s Select Standing Committee On Health anymore, but that’s not stopping him from gathering information for the committee’s next report. Letnick had to drop his chairmanship of the committee when he was named agriculture minister earlier this year. But last week, the MLA reiterated that health care remains an important issue for him. And for that reason, he plans to keep researching and talking to constituents to gather information and ideas so when the committee is ready to accept

Public Notice Public Hearing Notice is given that City Council will hold a public hearing on: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 6pm Kelowna city Hall, 1435 Water Street council chambers

the next round of input from the public, he will have ideas to share. “My job is the same as every other British Columbian’s,” Letnick told the Capital News. “When the committee is ready for our input, we need to provide it.” The Standing Select Committee on Health was brought back to life by Premier Christy Clark in 2011. With Letnick named as its chairman, the committee was given the task to look at how B.C.’s health care system will handle the expected demands from an aging population over the next 25 years. The first phase of the committees work was to look at the demographic

shift that will occur over the next 25 years as baby boomers begin to retire. A report on that phase was issued late last month by the committee—which includes MLA members from both the Liberals and the NDP. The next phase of the committee’s mandate is to look at ways to mitigate the impact of the coming wave of “boomers” on the system. For Letnick, a focus on health care and how it will be paid for is personal. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in health economics from UBC. Letnick said because the issue is so important to the province’s future— both from a societal and financial perspective—it’s important all British Col-

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Lot 9, District Lot 134, ODYD, Plan 20399 Bylaw No. 10785 (Z12-0067) The applicant is proposing to rezone the subject property in order to facilitate the subdivision of the existing lot into two lots.

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Comments can be made in person at the public hearing, or submitted online by email to cityclerk@kelowna.ca, or by letter to the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1J4.

requested zoning change: from the A1 – Agriculture 1 zone to the RM7 – Mobile Home Park zone Owner/applicant: Arnold and Melitta Frank / Protech Consultants Ltd.

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Lots 5 and 6, Block D, District Lot 14, ODYD, Plan 2220 Bylaw No. 10783 (Z12-0059) The applicant is proposing to rezone both subject properties in order to facilitate a lot line adjustment between the two properties with the intention of preserving the existing home at 260 Lake Avenue. requested zoning change: From the RU1 – Large Lot Housing zone to the RU3 – Small Lot Housing zone Owner/applicant: Marianne Hill / Ed Guy

Text amendment – city of Kelowna Zoning bylaw no. 8000 Bylaw No. 10784 (TA12-0011)

The applicant is proposing to amend the City of Kelowna Zoning Bylaw No. 8000 in order to introduce ‘household repair services’ as a permitted secondary use within the RM6 – High Rise Apartment Housing zone.

Presentations at the public hearing are limited to a maximum of five minutes. If a person has additional information they shall be given further opportunity to address Council after all other members of the public have been heard a first time. no representation will be received by council after the conclusion of the public hearing. Correspondence, petitions and e-mails relating to this application must include your name and civic address. Petitions should be signed by each individual and show the address and/or legal description of the property he or she believes would be affected by the proposal. Correspondence and petitions received between November 23, 2012 and 4pm on Monday, December 10, 2012 shall be copied and circulated to City Council for consideration at the public hearing. any submissions received after 4pm on Monday, December 10, 2012 will not be accepted. The public may review copies of the proposed bylaws, Council reports and related materials online at kelowna.ca/council or at the Office of the City Clerk at City Hall from 8am-4pm, Monday to Friday, as of November 23, 2012 and up to and including December 11, 2012. inFO: 250-469-8645 kelowna.ca/council

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The applicant is proposing to rezone the subject property in order to develop a modular home park containing a total of 92-94 units.

care centre in the province and the first in the B.C. Interior. Letnick said he feels the work of the standing committee will likely not be wrapped up before the next provincial election and it will likely need to be reconstituted by whichever party wins the next B.C. election in May 2013. Meantime, while agricultural issues obviously take up much of his time, Letnick said he plans to continue talking to constituents about health care, write his monthly columns on health care and host public meetings on health issues. The next meeting is expected to be on heart disease and will be held in January.

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Council will hear representations from the public who deem an interest in the properties affected by proposed amendments to Zoning Bylaw 8000 for: Lot 52, District Lot 131, ODYD, Plan 186, Except Plan KAP78326 Bylaw No. 10782 (Z11-0083)

umbians have a say on the issue. He points to government spending on health care facilities here and in Vernon in the last five years, saying close to $1 billion has been provided for Kelowna General Hospital and Vernon’s Jubilee Hospital. In Kelowna, a new six-storey tower, complete with upgrades to several departments has been built, as well as a new clinical support building, a medical school campus building and other hospital infrastructure. KGH is currently getting ready for the start of construction of the $364-million Interior Heart and Surgical Centre, that will make Kelowna the fifth full cardiac

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The man accused of killing Brittney Irving, who vanished after attending an apparent drug deal in 2010, is seeking to have his trial moved out of Kelowna. The court heard Monday that Joelon Verma’s lawyer has applied for a change of venue. That legal remedy is typically sought if the defence feels pre-trial publicity has prejudiced an accused person’s ability to get a fair jury trial in the city where the crime they are alleged to have committed occurred.  Verma was arrested in connection with the 24-yearold Irving’s death on June 25, 2010, two and a half months after she vanished. The Kelowna woman was reported missing on April 7, 2010, and her Ford Explorer was found abandoned the same day on Philpott Road. According to those who knew her, she was allegedly taking part in a drug transaction of some sort the last day she was seen.  Weeks after her disappearance, police announced Irving’s body had been found.  Police never disclosed the location of her body, nor the cause of her death. Verma’s case returns to court Dec. 14. He remains in custody.

New executive director hired for regional library Stephanie Hall has been hired to replace the retiring Lesley Dieno as executive director for the Okanagan Regional Library. The search was spearheaded by the Board of Trustees Personnel Committee, led by Marilyn Harkness, who said, “Ms. Hall brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, and passion to the position and the board looks forward to her endeavors on behalf of the ORL’s future.” Hall is currently the director of public library planning with the province of Saskatchewan. She is a graduate of the Faculty of Information Studies at the University of Toronto and has 23 years of varied public library, academic library and special library experience. Prior to her current role, she was the chief librarian with Powell River Public Library, and director/CEO of the Chinook Regional Library in Saskatchewan. “I’m really looking forward to working with the board and staff of the Okanagan Regional Library,” Hall said.


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Spirit of giving challenged again It looks to be another busy season as Kelowna Community Food Bank launched its annual Christmas Campaign: The Spirit of Giving last weekend. “We serve thousands every month, but the need is always greater at Christmas,” said Vonnie Lavers, executive director for the

Kelowna Community Food Bank. “Christmas is a difficult time for many Okanagan households. The reasons vary, the results are the same— vulnerable individuals and families face a bleak Christmas. “Many must choose food and shelter before

the joy of season. Imagine such a Christmas through the eyes of a child. The effects are truly devastating; these memories last a life time.” Last Christmas set a record at the food bank as more than 1,200 individuals, couples and families registered to receive a Christmas hamper, up

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from 839 in 2010. In addition to staple food items, Christmas hampers are stuffed with turkey, fresh produce, canned goods and treats, plus toys and gifts for the entire family. Families with children can pay a special visit to our Christmas Store. Families receive a new unwrapped toy, one stuffed animal, one book, stocking stuffers, new mittens and a new toque per child. This year, Christmas hamper registration is up. The food bank is facing a difficult few months. “These are tough economic times; overall donations are down in light of a diminished capacity for individuals and corporate donors to give,” Lavers said. She says the deadline for Christmas hamper registration is Friday, Dec. 7, at 4 p.m. Christmas puts a huge dent in the food bank’s winter inventory. “Donations drop off completely in January. We have set a goal to raise $500,000 in food and funds this December, it is critical that we reach our campaign target.” Lavers says there are

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vice-presidents were recently in Kelowna to present a $3,000 donation to the Kelowna Community Food Bank, chosen by Scotiabank Glenmore management and staff from a list of local charities and non-profit agencies. On hand for the cheque presentation were (from left) Steven Rue, senior personal banking officer, Glenmore branch; Vonnie Lavers, food bank executive director; Barb Ruff, district vice-president, Southeast BC/Central East Vancouver District; Lyle Sajna, branch manager, Glenmore branch; David Poole, senior vice-president, BC & Yukon Region. many ways for individuals and businesses to give: • Look for your Spirit of Giving donation envelope in the mail, newspapers and community events • Donate non-perishable food items at various community food drives through December • Make an online donation to the Castanet.net Cast-A-Light campaign • Sign up for No Hungry Children and support children’s nutrition programming

• Buy BC Coupons— purchase Buy BC Coupons from the checkout at your local grocery store, every $2 buys $6 worth of food • Join the Vital Waters All You Can Drink donor program, 10 per cent of every dollar supports food bank programs • Feed The Valley campaign, donate non-perishable food items or make cash donations at any Valley First Credit Union branch • Hold a festive food

drive in your neighbourhood or at your workplace • Send a donation directly to the Kelowna Community Food Bank’s Spirit of Giving Campaign, 1265 Ellis St., Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 1Z7 • Donate online at www.kelownafoodbank. com. The Ellis Street food bank location has also extended Christmas hours, open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., until Dec. 22.

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the public entrance across from the parkade on Rose Avenue will be closed for safety reasons. The Pandosy Building is being demolished to make room for the planned $364-million Interior Heart and Surgical Centre. KGH officials say the Rose Avenue entrance will be closed from Sat-

urday, Dec. 8, 7 a.m., to Sunday, Dec. 9, 6 p.m., and from Saturday, Dec. 15, 7 a.m. to Sunday, Dec.16, 6 p.m. During that time there will be no change to the emergency patient drop-off. Patients requiring emergency treatment can be dropped off at the emergency depart-

ment entrance on Royal Avenue. Non-emergency patients may be dropped off at one of three hospital entrances: • The laboratory building (Dr. Walter Anderson Building). Take the elevator to the third floor and walk across Pandosy Skywalk to access the Centennial Building and the rest of the KGH site. • The main hospital entrance (Centennial Building). Drop patients off at the main entrance off Pandosy Street. • The west side of KGH (Royal Building). Drop patients off at the west entrance from Strathcona Avenue. There is public parking on the ground floor of the laboratory building, on the west side of the site (next to Abbott Street) and in the public parkade off Rose Avenue. Visitors to KGH using the public parkade on Rose Avenue can access KGH by walking around the east side of the hospital and entering the Centennial Building from Pandosy Street or on the west side of the hospital, entering from Strathcona.


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hristmas trees are beginning to show up at the big box stores now, which might lead you to wonder when they were cut to have them show up so early. For the most part, these trees were imported from the U.S., usually Oregon where millions are grown and shipped across North America. The Oregon Christmas tree harvest begins in late October and peaks in mid-November. Why so early you ask? In order to get the trees processed packed and shipped to their customers, that harvest schedule allows the time necessary for Christmas sales. British Columbia also has a large Christmas tree industry, concentrated mainly in the Fraser Valley, but it pales in comparison to Oregon. When I was working in the garden centre industry both with my own family business and at Byland’s Garden Centre, we focused on selling Canadian trees, not only for freshness (trees are harvested much closer to Christmas) but support our local economy. Back in the early days, it was difficult to find growers that produced trees similar to the U.S. brand, so the temptation to import was too much to resist initially. But as time went on the Fraser Valley growers got on board and began to produce an even better quality product that the imports. Not only the quality and price were very com-

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Don Burnett petitive, the fact they were cutting local trees three weeks to a month later than the imports made the decision to buy locally even easier.

Byland’s and other locally owned garden centres still maintain the tradition of selling B.C. grown Christmas trees. I encourage you to see the difference in quality selection and service when shopping for a tree at these stores. During the past 10 to 15 years, the Christmas tree industry has expanded into the Okanagan Valley, with several growers producing quality trees

now even closer to home. One such grower is Woodhaven Tree Farms, where you can choose from at least six different varieties—Douglas fir, Nordman fir, Grand fir, Noble fir, Fraser fir and my absolute favourite the White fir. When you visit Woodhaven Tree Farms, you not only get to actually choose your own tree just before it is cut, you can enjoy a cup of

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hile we’d like to think that somehow, somewhere sanity can prevail and the National Hockey League owners and players can settle on a new contract, reality says otherwise. At this point, it’s not a stretch to say the 2012-13 regular season is over, that it will be cancelled. At the very least, those fans still interested should now move on with their lives, and perhaps wait to see here in Kelowna if any players start showing up at

the food bank. While that is unlikely, for those not currently playing in Europe, missing an entire season’s salary is going to hurt. And for owners, their franchises remaining financially stagnant is not a positive situation, either. Think of the situation involving the Nashville Predators, as the club had to cut a cheque for a $13 million bonus payment to defenceman Shea Weber, as bonuses are not impacted by the current lockout. The TSN and Sportsnet

hockey pundits are trying to hard to keep hockey fans interested in the progress of the NHL talks, but really they are only trying to justify the importance of their own jobs, because nobody cares. Been there done that, heard it all before. The last NHL work stoppage was supposed to be the strike to end all strikes. But the general managers and agents found ways to get away the efforts of the last contract deal won by owners to control salary costs. So commissioner Gary Bett-

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before that as hen the last CITY years well—has put the hosbrick is laid, CONFIDENTIAL pital on the provincial the finishing map when it comes to touch is applied and the health care. Now the doors swing open on the top tertiary care facility Interior Heart and Surin the Interior, it ingical Centre at Kelowna General Hospital in Alistair cludes most of the ser2015, the hospital will Waters vices available in the Lower Mainland and have suffered through the Victoria. seven straight years of Since the mid-1990s it has had construction. a cancer clinic, medical school, and But when you have been the renew laboratory and clinical support cipient of the better part of nearly $1 billion in government spending to ex- buildings added, as well as a six-storey tower, expanded departments and pand, improve and add services, can hospital infrastructure. Now it’s getyou call it suffering? ting a state-of-the art heart centre, The work done at KGH since making it just the fifth facility in the 2008—and for that matter in the 10

province where full heart surgery will be offered. While its critics can fault the Liberal government for its management of the province over the last 11 years, it is hard to make that case when taking about health care spending here. Recently, work started on the painstaking demolishing of the oldest part of KGH, the Pandosy Building, to make room for the heart centre. Thanks to sturdy construction, as well as the fact it is attached to a hospital that does not have the luxury of closing down during the demolition, the Pandosy Building has to be nibbled away at piece by piece. No imploding, no explosions. The IHSC, originally slated to

cost more than $400 million and be finished in 2017, is now to be delivered 18 months early and at a cost of $364 million, all thanks to some creative design work. Putting aside the province’ puzzling move not to accept millions of free money from the regional hospital district to build a third floor, the new two-storey building will help push KGH to a level on par with the major hospitals in the Lower Mainland. But while credit will likely be taken by the politicians—especially as a provincial election nears—the real credit should go to the men and women who work at, and in some cases have now retired from, KGH. Not only are they the ones who

r s t u came up with the plans, made the a case to government, guided the work t and continue to do their “other” jobs t at KGH, they are the ones who have a worked through the construction c knowing their vision for the future will make this community better. For many of us three years may seem like a long time. But for KGH, after four years of construction another three is just a blip on the radar b screen. Truth be told, plans are ali ready being drawn up for the future i needs of the hospital. y Like building roads, as soon as one is finished, work on the next one t starts. It’s how we get from here to s there—even in health care. o

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To the editor: Recently, the news media reported about the fairly high percentage of children in Canada that are living in poverty. And this shouldn’t have been a surprise because we’ve heard at numerous times about the growing spread between the rich and the poor. Also, that middle income group has been shrinking. Evidence of

that is seen in the growing demand in food banks and at the SalvationArmy. So it’s quite clear that we need programs to shift some of the wealth from the top to the bottom. This would reduce the spread between the rich and the poor, and give growth to the middle income group. And this would have a positive result on the economy. I just want to say to

those who believe in the trickle down system, the reality is the trickle is not even a drip. In fact, the flow is going the other way. How often have we heard about CEOs and bureaucrats getting millions of dollars in wages and bonuses while the people who work for them are losing their jobs or having their wages and benefits cut.

And yet we still hear of our government bringing in austerity programs that will affect mostly the low and middle income groups. Ironically, the government has been working to get trading agreements with other countries that help create major growth in their middle income groups. It would seem there is a realization that growing

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Job creation thinking needs revision

To the editor: I’m impressed that the federal government has relented and dialed back changes to the EI program having to do with part-time work calculations. But in my opinion, the government has not gone far enough. I think it also needs to dial back the examination of a worker’s claim history. There are two problems with that examination. First, why should claim history affect the benefits of workers when the workers have no control over the labour market and the availability of jobs? Second, research shows that the vast majority of unemployed workers are actively seeking work, do accept job offers, and often accept much lower wages than previously earned. So, why do we have this punishing rule change about claim history and lower wages? One rather conservative lo-

cal newspaper once answered that question by saying the new Canada desires a permanent underclass to provide an endless supply of cheap labour for the corporate elite. It seems like a reasonable answer to me. I also think the government needs to repay the $55 billion it raided from the EI fund. When you understand that $15 billion is what’s wanted in the fund for the rainy days of a recession, you begin to understand what a whopping amount $55 billion was. If the fund were repaid, we would have plenty to loosen eligibility requirements for claimants and to extend the duration of claims. Some of the money could also be used for some much needed job creation. In addition, if the government rolled back even part of the $52 billion per year in corporate tax cuts it authorized across the years and funded job creation, Canadian

workers and their families might get out of the hole the financiers dug for them back in 2008. Lastly, there are the changes to the temporary foreign worker program and the labour market thinking that the government needs to reverse. At a time when there are six to 10 unemployed workers for every job vacancy in this country, what is the government thinking to allow employers to pay TFWs up to 15 per cent less than Canadian workers? What was the government thinking when in expanding the range of occupations for which employers do not have to hire and/or train Canadians before turning to lower paid foreign workers? Oh, I know. The new Canada desires a permanent underclass to provide an endless supply of cheap labour for the corporate elite. Dianne Varga, Kelowna

Hockeyville sign decision upsetting

To the editor: Regarding Wade Paterson’s article in the Nov. 29 edition of the Capital News, I would be of the opinion that the West Kelowna council and the Hockeyville committee have all gone mad! An opportunity to raise $25,000 to help offset the cost of upgrades to Royal LePage arena using minor hockey as a draw is one thing, but to all of a sudden decide that it wouldn’t be for the arena after all might be considered fraudulent.

Hundreds of people spent countless hours helping to raise that money assuming that it would be used for the arena. Now we are told that it will possibly be spent on a sign, exactly like the one that people on the Westside fought tooth and nail to have removed on Bridge Hill. Furthermore, to put a sign like that up in an area of numerous accidents on the highway isn’t a really brilliant idea. Adam Less says that “We learned Hockeyville

was really nothing about hockey, it was about community spirit.” When did he find that out? After he got a great number of people interested because it was intended for minor hockey? This only indicates to me that you can use any excuse you want to get funds and then do whatever you want with them. The statement: “This money is different because we earned it,” is about as dumb as it gets, because the “we” (i.e taxpayers) also earned the

Carbon dioxide in the air theory shot down

To the editor: The record high of 391 ppm of carbon dioxide in the air for 2011, according to the World Meteorological Organization report cited on the letters page of your Nov. 23 issue, is nothing new. The increase of 110 ppm from 1,750 to 2010 has been known in the data for several years. An increase of 110 ppm is only 1/100 of one per cent of carbon di-

oxide in air, yet we still pay a carbon tax on gasoline we use for our cars and the natural gas to heat our homes. Any astronomer could explain how variations in the solar storms on the sun affect the power, heat and energy from the sun and causes climate changes in this world, not an increase of 1/100 of one per cent of carbon dioxide in the air. Derek Murray, Westbank

other $100,000 to pay for the sign. And I find it very strange that you can’t use a cell phone or eat a sandwich while driving your car, but a huge computer screen on the side of the road is not considered a distraction. Nick Tarasiuk, Westbank

the number of middle income earners will have a positive impact on the economy. So, the question is why don’t they bring in programs that would shift some of the wealth from the top to the bottom, which would give growth to the middle income group here in Canada? Orest Swintak, Kelowna

Highway sign for hockeyville contest severely criticized To the editor: Kudos for coming in second in the Hockeyville competition in 2012.  But to use the $25,000 prize toward the cost of installation of an electronic billboard? There have been protests since the 1970s against billboards along the highway into Kelowna and now West Kelowna is going along with this?  There are businesses in West Kelowna that would like to promote their product in this way, but there are bylaws that prevent placement of signage on public property. Yet here is West Kelowna council doing the same thing—i.e. promoting Royal LePage Place.  Really? On top of this our tax dollars are spending $100,000 for this. Are you serious? D. Clark, West Kelowna

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or many people, December is one of the busiest months of the year. It is a time when work may bring more year end operational demands but it is also when socializing —voluntary or otherwise—picks up significantly. It seems that the festivities start as soon as the calendar page turns to December. And the pace can get frantic, depending on how many work-related holiday parties you feel you need to attend and how many social gatherings you want to attend. Professional networking this time of year can offer a welcome break from our regular routines and a chance to see colleagues in a more relaxed setting. However, not all work-related holiday parties are fun. Some are simply social obligations that we honour in order to stay connected, or reconnect, with people in our professional circles. In either case, we still need to be “on” in these situations, so there can be extra strain on our physical and mental energies. It isn’t just the increased volume of social activity that can wear us down it is also the change in eating—and drinking—patterns that can take a toll. Perhaps someone at your workplace

likes to bake. This is the time of year when all the special holiday treats are brought in for everyone to enjoy, day after day it seems. If you are not used to Laurie eating that much sugar Mills you may find it difficult to keep your mental energy on an even keel. It is the same for increased alcohol intake this time of year. For those who abstain, it’s obviously not an issue. For those who do not, it can be a real challenge to pace oneself in social settings. There are so many reasons why it is important to self manage one’s intake. Drinking and driving is clearly a no-no. And it is a well known fact that significant alcohol consumption is harmful. These predictable changes in behaviour patterns at this time of year raise some interesting questions. Everyone is different, of course, but really how much is too much for you? What is your threshold? And, how can you create a healthier strategy for managing the extra strain on your system that the holiday season demands? I’d like to offer three simple tips that have stood the test of time and common sense.

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MIMI’S ITALIAN GRILL staff members Toria Andersen and Andrew Thomson will be serving a Christmas meal to tonight to Kelowna Gospel Mission caseworkers and their clients at the downtown Kelowna restaurant.

Gospel Mission’s efforts to help their clients recognized by local restaurant The owner and staff of Mimi’s Italian Grill in downtown Kelowna have always wanted to do something positive for their community. And after doing some brainstorming, the idea they come up will come to fruition tonight. The restaurant will be serving a free Italian meal to 35 people, made up of caseworkers from the Kelowna Gospel Mission and their clients. “We wanted to do some kind of free community dinner but we’re not sure how to go about it,” said Toria Andersen, marketing manager for the restaurant.

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The acknowledgment dinner recipients will sit down for a meal at 5:30 p.m. tonight at the Bernard Avenue eatery to a three-course meal. The menu will consists of tomato soup or Caesar salad to start, two of Mimi’s classic appetizers. The first course will be followed by a traditional Italian dish of chicken parmesan handmade by Mimi’s head chef. The dish will be served with penne pasta in the house specialty marinara sauce. To top the meal off, guests will receive an olive oil chocolate cake with butter cream frosting for

dessert. Andersen said the evening will be one of happy holiday spirit and great food, acknowledging the efforts taken of these KGM clients to overcome obstacles in their lives. She said some of the clients will be from the women’s transitional and support program. Andersen said they hope Mimi’s example will be taken to heart by other downtown businesses, who might seek their own way to reach out to their community. “We’re trying to help the Kelowna community as well as help ourselves, by generating some positive publicity” Andersen said.

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s I have written about often in my column, entrepreneurs are not born, but are created. This often occurs when a person feels ready to make that jump into business, and come across an entrepreneurial opportunity that excites them enough to pursue it. I’ve recently learned about the Canadian Federation of Independent Business along with a few U.S. business organizations that have completed R studies that highlight how entrepreneurs can flourish in tough economic times. It is this latter trumpet call that has prompted me to collect and share some thoughts today about dealing with adversity. Adversity is undoubtedly another means to discover your capability if one is to embrace the notion that entrepreneurs seek solutions to problems in the world around them. In that context, adversity can bring out the best in us. Adversity, it has been written many times, serves as a barometer to measure the greatness in an individual . The true potential in each of us surfaces at times of adversity, particularly if we don’t give up. Problems are the price of progress and the obstacles of life. Indeed, when seeking entrepreneurial success, problems are intended to make us better, not bitter. Adversity does have its simplistic advantages. It helps us to unleash our

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Joel Young potential within, which is where I believe the phrase that was given to me by my eldest son Craig, a social entrepreneur and university vice-chancellor in Mozambique, came up with the idea of “the fire within.” He was referring to the passionate emotion behind our entrepreneurial spirit. Will adversity come on the way toward the fulfillment of your entrepreneurial destiny? I offer a resounding yes to that question. We can’t avoid some form of adversity in our daily life, let alone the creation of our beginnings of the entrepreneurial dream. Adversity is part of life. The adversity itself is really not the problem, but how we deal with it is what matters. Adversity can make or break an entrepreneurial venture—poor business planning, poorly thought out financial requirements, inadequate analysis of the perceived opportunity and needs in the marketplace are some of those adversarial benchmarks. But perhaps the greatest gift you can offer yourself is to embrace a temporary crisis that re-

quires you to “try your wings.” Those who know me well know I love the illustration using the eagle. An eagle is that special creature that can look at the sun and fly towards it without blinking an eye. The best of an eagle is demonstrated in adverse situations. The mother eagle, as her young eaglets begin their growth, commences to destroy their nest, making it very uncomfortable to the tiny birds. It is done for purpose as when the nest is totally destroyed, the tiny eaglets are forced to fly. One way you will discover your purpose and discover your entrepreneurial wings is through adversity. You and I are designed to conquer our environment, solve problems and achieve personal goals. We will find no real satisfaction in our daily life nor our entrepreneurial dream life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve. I draw for you a quote from a management text in my library that goes like this: “He who knows no hardship will know no power of endurance; he who faces no calamity will need no courage; mysterious though it is, the characteristics in human nature which we all love best grow in a soil with a strong mixture of troubles.” George Bernard Shaw, the Irish dramatist, said, “People are always blam-

ing their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get ‘it’ in this are the ones who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, they make them.” Quite beautiful words that says eloquently to let every stumbling block we encounter become a stepping stone. Adversity is an opportunity to bring out the best in you. Let this be our number one entrepreneurial rule: Can you stick it out when the going gets tough? Whether conventional business, politics, military wars or entrepreneurial pursuit, we often hear the same message repeated” “ Don’t give up the ship.” Please remember, adversity is different for each of us. For some, it means not meeting the entrepreneurial goals we have set out. For others, running out of money and not being able to make the new venture launch occur. So I conclude with this final thought— when faced with adversity within the framework of your entrepreneurial dream, your first step might be to summon forth the courage and inspiration that came from your original vision. You came to this place for personal change and challenge because of something you wanted to achieve in your life. It was more than money and fame. You em-

braced your perception of the entrepreneurial dream out of a true passion. So before you attempt to overcome your adversities, reach inside your heart and remember what got you going in the be-

First, plan ahead. Consider what your social calendar could be like for the month and then decide what you want it to be like. Create a schedule that gives you a balance of work and play and also allows for down time. In fact, why not reserve time for doing absolutely nothing? Second, stick to a regular meal plan and eat your veggies. Try your best to eat healthy food as often

as you can and avoid snacking on sweets or using party appetizers as your main meal in the evening. Third, wind down early and get a good night’s sleep. Not only do you want to be alert for all the fun events, but you still have work that needs to get done. It doesn’t matter how high your regular energy level is, every body needs time to rest and re-charge. Whether you enthusiastically participate or actively try to avoid it, the social scene changes in Decem-

preneurial spirit can prevail. Joel Young is an entrepreneurship leadership coach and founder of the Okanagan Valley Entrepreneurs Society. eagleyoung@shaw.ca

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programming in wine, food and tourism at the college. Prior to joining Okanagan College in 2010, Rouse spent four years as the dean of hospitality and business at Vancouver Community College. “The opportunities, diversity and creativity we have within the college and the Okanagan Valley are so immense and there is such interest around our focus and commitment to building something unique right here in the valley,” said Rouse.

“I’m looking forward to working closely with my colleagues as well as partners in the community and industry to fully realize the strengths we have in our college and within our region.” The position, which also includes a half-time role as associate dean of the Okanagan School of Business, will focus on further development of the college’s existing programming in wine and viticulture, culinary arts, tourism and hospitality. “This is an exciting time for Okanagan Col-

lege,” said president Jim Hamilton. “Jonathan’s contribution to the college, both in an instructional capacity and through his research into enhancing our delivery of wine, food and tourism studies, has been extremely valuable. “His appointment marks a turning point for the college in its investment in these programming areas and in the commitment to further serving the region and economy.” Rouse is a member the Canadian Tourism

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“That indicated to me right there he was pretty jacked up,” said Wereley. Mantler then made “quick movements” to the front of his vehicle and had his gun pointed at the truck. He told Tavares to get out of the truck “two or three” times. When Const. Robyn Boffy arrived—Wereley said he wasn’t sure Mantler knew she was there— Mantler then began walking along the driver’s side of the truck as Wereley watched under the carriage of the truck to see what would happen next. He said there was “no reaction at all” from the driver at first. The driver eventually got out of the truck. Wereley said Mantler said “get on the ground or words to that effect” two or three times and Tavares got on his knees, bending his torso toward the asphalt. Wereley testified he saw Mantler’s leg go up, and Boffy begin to go around the truck. He did not see Mantler kick Tavares. Bus driver Gary Dunn, sitting at the light at KLO and Pandosy Street, said

The shorter tower, however, is skinnier than originally proposed. “The developer is asking for a variance (for height of one tower) but is not doing the work which is required to get it,” said Coun. Andre Blanleil about the lack of change Din the tower’s floorplate size. While city planning staff recommended council not approve the plan because of the separawtion distance, an attempt -by Coun. Luke Stack to move a motion that would have sent it to public hearing anyway failed to garner a seconder. In questioning by Coun. Colin Basran, Premier Pacific’s Tyler Dueck said reducing the -size of the floorplate of the north tower would -make the project not firnancially viable. o That seemed to leave council with no choice but to reject it. d But in order to keep sthe proposal alive and dnot kill it before giving the public a say, council fagreed to defer the whole ,proposal to allow the developer and the city planh -

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better parents than we are today Being a parent is an ancient art. And it seems we could learn a thing or two about child rearing by going back to the days of the hunter-gatherers. Today’s practice of leaving babies to cry, keeping them in buggies and car seats for long periods and not allowing them the freedom to roam outdoors is raising a dysfunctional generation, a psychologist claims.

Early societies had better ideas about being a parent than many 21st century families, according to Professor Darcia Narvaez. Happy families: Early societies had better ideas about being a parent than many 21st century families, Narvaez claims. Their children were cuddled and carried about, never left to cry, spent lots of time outdoors and were

breastfed for years rather than months. “Our research shows that the roots of moral functioning form early in life, in infancy,” she said. “But child-rearing nowadays is increasingly depriving them of the practices that lead to well-being and a moral sense.” Narvaez led three American studies, including one looking at the par-

ents of three year olds and how they compare with the child rearing of foraging hunter-gatherer societies of the past. She found that unlike parents nowadays, ancient communities relied on extended families to look after their children or, as she said, “people beyond mum and dad who also love the child.” They were also more likely to promptly respond to a baby’s crying and fussing. “Warm, responsive care-giving like this keeps the infant’s brain calm in the years it is forming its personality and response to the world,” said Narvaez, who is based at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. “At the same time, our distant ancestors spent much of their time be-

ing held and caressed by their mother, forming a close bond. They were not spanked.” Children also spent much more time outside playing and exploring rather than being kept indoors by themselves.

mental health problems, the psychologist said. Breastfeeding is also an area of difference. Centuries ago, mothers would breastfeed children until the age of around five. Humans have been foraging hunter-gatherers

Early societies had better ideas about being a parent than many 21st century families. Studies have shown that children who don’t spend enough time playing are more likely to develop hyperactivity and

for most of their history. Farming gradually began to take over from the time of the last Ice Age 13,000 years ago, although some

hunter-gatherer societies remain. Narvaez pointed to studies showing a decline in the well-being of American children over the past 50 years. Separate research in Britain has also suggested an increase in mental health problems among children. “There’s an epidemic of anxiety among the young,” she said. “Kids who don”t get the emotional nurturing they need in early life tend to be more self-centred. They don’t have the same compassion-related emotions as kids who were raised by warm, responsive families.”

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his question FITNESS FOR be related to an uncame up in thyroid, SENIORS der-active one of my a complete physical fitness classes last may be worthwhile. week—What can Also, potentially you do about weight switching from one gain due to antideantidepressant to anpressant medicaBobbi other may provide tions? Kittle the symptom control There are a few without weight gain. theories out there on Reduce and burn why weight gain occurs with anmore calories. Create a calorie defitidepressant use, but nothing concit of at least 500 calories per day. crete. Avoid weight gain by making Some theories blame the antismall changes. Use measuring tools depressant’s effect on metabolism to get the right portion sizes, and or appetite. Many report feeling inavoid packaged, processed foods creased hunger and intense cravings and avoid excess fat and sugar. for sugar-rich foods. Some deny Giving into sugar cravings leads eating more, but still experience to increased appetite and weight weight gain. gain. So, what can you do? Research shows proper proporHere are some tips from the extions of proteins (i.e., lean meat, perts. fish); carbohydrates (i.e., fruits, If you experience weight gain beans, whole grains and vegetables) while on antidepressants, it is imand good fats (i.e., olive oil, canola portant that you talk to your doctor. oil) can reduce food cravings. Sometimes the weight gain can Increase physical activity to help

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A healthy diet and reducing risk of falling at home avoids hip fractures One of the most common life changers for otherwise healthy older people is breaking a hip, says award winning U.S. orthopedic surgeon Dr. Marc Stevens. “About half of patients who suffer a hip fracture have problems walking afterward, and about a fourth are unable to live independently afterwards. It’s one of the main reasons older adults move into nursing homes,” said Stevens. People with osteoporosis—a bone-thinning condition—have a much greater risk of suffering a fracture, Stevens says.

Bones lose strength with increased age, and osteoporosis primarily affects women older than 50, but men make up 20 percent of osteoporosis suffers, he says. “The most common fractures are to hips, vertebrae and wrists—the bones that experience the most physical stress on a daily basis. Spinal fractures can also seriously affect a person’s quality of life. They often have a difficult time bathing, dressing, or walking independently,” Stevens said. Stevens offers these tips for preventing a broken hip:

• Focus on osteoporosis and nutrition: Stevens says he advises his patients, especially women, to prevent osteoporosis by consuming bone-healthy vitamins, such as vitamin D, calcium, manganese, magnesium and other crucial building blocks for type i collagen. Regular exercise also helps strengthen bones. • Avoid common accidents: While time, lack of adequate nutrition and chronic conditions such as osteoporosis make bones susceptible to breaks, a fall often finishes the job. Most injuries occur at home—where we spend

most of our time. Keep pathways to the bathroom well-lighted at night to help reduce the risk. If you have area rugs, make sure they’re secured to the floor. Install grab bars in the tub or shower. “Osteoporosis is currently not a curable condition, but it can often be prevented simply through exercise, good nutrition, not smoking and not drinking excessively,” Stevens advised. “There is nothing sadder than to see one of my older, healthy patients go from happy, independent lifestyles to assisted-living or nursing homes because of a fall.”

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As a Vancouver, BC- based interior plantscaping design professional surrounded by my region’s stunning landscape of mountains, forests and oceans, I can’t help but be in tune with nature with my designs. As I visit with dozens of businesses in the hospitality, retail, transportation, and commercial real estate industries, the trend for holiday 2012 favors bold colors that convey positivity and environmentally friendly designs that are creative and playful. If you are looking to transform a humdrum home or workplace into an environment worthy of lingering in while sipping eggnog or hosting a festive party, consider the following tips:

· Theme and Color Come First –Determine your theme and preferred colors as step one in building a holiday environment. Pantone, the authorities on color, dubbed Tangerine Tango, a spirited reddish orange hue as the color of 2012. This holiday season, we are following Pantone’s cue with a lot of vibrant colors that convey happiness and positivity. Rich jewel tones, fuchsia, electric blue, turquoise, apple green create positive happy synergy! Crystals and chandeliers and battery operated candles are a hot trend for holiday 2012 as people look for warmth, sparkle and shine this holiday season. Chandeliers created from flowing crystals and rhinestones dripping off metal tree stands, branches and floral arrangements add elegance and a sense of arrival. The reflective quality of the material brings depth and interest to any design. · Organic Cheer – A naturalistic trend—mixing permanent botanicals which are botanically-accurate replica plants made with authentic, dried stems and flowers from natural plant materials or with silk and plastics alongside live plants— is taking root this holiday. Hydrangea, yarrow, moss balls, bamboo and reindeer moss are some of the permanent botanicals on trend this season. Nature inspired holiday trends include recycling old ornaments by wrapping fabric around them and tying with ribbon, and using burlap ribbon, leaves, berries, and recycled paper. The organic trend also favors celebrating nature with artificial birds including owls being popular this season. · White Goes with Everything – White is seen as clean, pure, fresh when paired with most any color and it can bring a fresh new look to almost any color imaginable. · Mini Matters – Replica tabletop Christmas trees can define the splendor of the season without harming the environment. Pairing a mini tree with glass vases quarter filled with ornaments and holiday spice fragrances is transformative. A four to five ft. tall table top permanent botanical tree lit with LED lights in containers can be placed on coffee tables to brighten up even the smallest spaces. · Antique PastelsReawakening, insight, dreamy are a few descriptive words to describe the renaissance of pastels including soft, robin egg blue that are taking hold this holiday. Deck your halls this Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa season and delight and surprise family, friends, colleagues and visitors. By transforming your space into a breathtaking environment that embodies the holiday spirit, your corporate or personal brand will receive a boost due to the positive impression you’ll make on visitors. About the author: Joanne Craft is an Ambient Designer, Pacific Northwest Region for Ambius, www.ambius.com/ joanne, the world’s leading provider of plants for the workplace. Prior to joining Ambius, Craft worked in the hospitality sector for over a decade. She can be reached at joanne.craft@ambius.com

When designing your holiday theme, begin with the main focal point feature and start with the large decor piece first and then add smaller accent pieces around it to complement and enhance the space. Focus on less travelled areas for the most visual impact. Some key focal features to consider in your holiday décor mix include: · Glass vases filled a 1/4 with ornaments · Package/gift boxes stacked (tower) 5 ft. tall · Cascading ornaments suspended from ceiling · Dogwood branches lit with LED “brown cord” lights adorned with clear round ornament balls filled with orchids/floral stems · Live potted Norfolk Island Pines which can thrive afterwards for many more years indoors- great for sustainability. · Engage the senses with fragrance and texture with Eucalyptus and cinnamon sticks. · Consider using ribbons instead of bows as ribbons cascade naturally over trees and other decor.

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Find durable, handmade gifts at craft fairs. Look in your community newspaper or search the internet for local craft fairs. How do you know something will really last? When it already has. Pass on a family heirloom, or something you cherish and someone else has admired. New homeowner on your list? Plants, trees, floor refinishing? Ask them what they need. Do you know an avid reader? Why not buy them an e-reader and a gift card to purchase electronic books. Purchase an electronic version of their favourite magazine subscription. Make Memories, Not Garbage is the Regional Waste Reduction Office’s latest campaign to reduce the volume of waste coming into our homes. The campaign includes gift giving ideas that make memories, information on buying a Christmas tree, website link to send your family and friends an e-card and other ways to reduce your holiday waste. For information on how you can Make Memories, Not Garbage this holiday season, visit regionaldistrict.com/recycle.

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As the party planner of choice for celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Tom Cruise, and Oprah Winfrey, when it comes to hosting friends and family during the holiday season Colin Cowie has become an expert in creating the ultimate experience. According to Colin, it’s easy to host the perfect foolproof holiday dinner party by following a few, simple rules: • Don’t just decorate the tree. Start at the front door with the wreath and carry your theme from the tree to the fireplace and don’t forget to decorate the dining table. Create a festive centerpiece using garland and embellish it with ornaments and fresh flowers. • Set the mood. Put together a playlist for the festivities. Keep in mind that not every song needs to be a holiday tune. • Be resourceful. You don’t have to make everything from scratch. Based on your time and culinary expertise, consider visiting a gourmet grocery store and purchase some pre-prepared foods to compliment your menu. • Prep in advance. Prepare as much food in advance so you can spend time with your guests, rather than in the kitchen. • Set the mood with a scent. Spice toasted nuts are always reminiscent of the holidays. Colin suggests simply roast nuts in a pan with a bit of oil and then dusting with black pepper, cayenne or cumin for a special treat. • Hide the mess. Pre-load the dishwasher with a Cascade All-in-1 ActionPac and load dishes as you use them. If you need to hand wash your dishes use a fast-acting dish soap like Dawn Powerlift, it gives you an overnight soak in five minutes so your guests will never see the dirty dishes. Following Colin’s tips and always taking into consideration what your guests smell, touch, taste, feel and hear, will help to create the ultimate experience this holiday season.

Turn chaos into calm Hosting friends and family, dealing with unexpected guests, and throwing an impromptu dinner party can leave any host feeling frazzled during the holiday season. Advanced planning and the right tools will ensure that your guests always feel welcome and are left wondering how you managed to pull off that lastminute gathering. During the busiest time of the year, I always expect the unexpected guest and keep the following on hand: • Stock up on frozen hors d’oeuvres. Keep a couple packages of hors d’oeuvres in your freezer so you can pop them in the oven for a quick bite to eat.

• Hide a Swiffer in the hall closet. When a friend or relative lets you know they’re just around the corner, you can quickly sweep before they pull into the driveway or clean up so quickly and efficiently after the party. • Keep a few bottles of sparkling wine chilling in the fridge along with a couple of bottles of vodka and plenty of ice in the freezer. . Add a splash of cranberry juice or a handful of frozen berries and you have a festive cocktail in a flash. • Put out lots of candles. – there is no such thing as enough! • Decorate with fresh potted flowers. Flowers help to make your home beautiful

and elegant. For the holidays I like to fill rooms with beautiful amaryllis which is chic and luxe and comes in white and peach as well. For a more traditional look use red and white poinsettias. Follow these tips to turn chaos into calm and enjoy spending time with friends and family this holiday season.

Not sure what to buy that special someone on your holiday list who’s living with a loss of sight? Why not skip the malls and consider one of the many easy-to-use and helpful products available through Shop CNIB? With everything from large print calendars, to talking watches and easy-view playing cards, Shop CNIB offers Canada’s largest array of accessible products and technologies that make life with vision loss easier. “Many people aren’t aware of just how helpful these kinds of products can be – not only for people who are blind, but for people with mild loss of vision or those who may just have a little trouble reading restaurant menus,” says John M. Rafferty, President and CEO of CNIB. “For instance, something as simple as a pocket magnifier or talking watch can make a huge difference in someone’s life.” For example, the “sock organizer,” which retails for $3.50, ensures SOCK socks don’t get ORGANIZERS separated in the wash. It’s a great stocking stuffer for anyone – whether they’re living with vision loss or not. Other featured Shop CNIB products LIQUID for holiday gift LEVEL giving include INDICATOR a liquid level

indicator, which hangs at the edge of a cup or glass. Retailing for $20.65, this item prevents messy spills by making a noise to indicate when a liquid is within a ½” of the top of the glass. CNIB’s talking alarm clocks announce the time to the user and, TALKING priced UFO from ALARM CLOCK $18.45, are also expected to be a very popular item this holiday season. The best part? Proceeds from Shop CNIB sales support CNIB programs and services that help ensure Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life. Shop CNIB gifts can be ordered by phone or online and shipped across Canada – right to your own home, the home of your gift’s recipient or the Shop CNIB store nearest you. To avoid holiday disappointment place your phone and web orders by December 12. If you’d prefer to pick up your order at a Shop CNIB location visit your local Kelowna store at 101-1456 St. Paul Street by December 5. You can also visit Shop CNIB Kelowna for a chance to try out the products yourself and get recommendations from Shop CNIB’s friendly, knowledgeable staff. To browse Shop CNIB’s products or place an order now, visit cnib.ca/shop or call 250763-1191.

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Find durable, handmade gifts at craft fairs. Look in your community newspaper or search the internet for local craft fairs. How do you know something will really last? When it already has. Pass on a family heirloom, or something you cherish and someone else has admired. New homeowner on your list? Plants, trees, floor refinishing? Ask them what they need. Do you know an avid reader? Why not buy them an e-reader and a gift card to purchase electronic books. Purchase an electronic version of their favourite magazine subscription. Make Memories, Not Garbage is the Regional Waste Reduction Office’s latest campaign to reduce the volume of waste coming into our homes. The campaign includes gift giving ideas that make memories, information on buying a Christmas tree, website link to send your family and friends an e-card and other ways to reduce your holiday waste. For information on how you can Make Memories, Not Garbage this holiday season, visit regionaldistrict.com/recycle.

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* Tickets to a local sporting event. * Support local businesses by purchasing locally made items. * Treat someone to the spa or passes to fitness classes. * Purchase gifts that are durable and will last. Coates says there are also great ways to wrap your gifts to reduce or even eliminate all that wrapping paper. “It’s a great time to get creative with your wrapping, you could even make the wrapping part of the gift, like a tea towel or shirt.  Maps, comics, magazines, brown bags, can all be reused into wrapping paper.  The options are endless.” For some gifts that last, here are some tips to keep in mind: Go smaller. But better. Find a fabulous kitchen gadget that is simple, and will last forever. Skip those with batteries and breakable parts. A cherry pitter, a good knife, a durable cutting board. Parents spend a lot of time sorting out toys, picking up broken bits and hiding choking hazards. Choose simple toys that can be passed along. What was your favourite when you were eight years old? Kites were popular in China thousands of years ago, as were stone yo-yos in Greece. Why do some toys last? They are creative, hands on and everyone can use them. Crayons, scrabble and blocks don’t end up in the landfill. Can a gift be useful, but still fun? Of course, visit outdoor & hardware shops. Kids want to help; give them a hammer. Encourage a new sport. Soccer balls, night lights for bikes and tennis rackets last. Offer to play together. Favourite movies (or passes) and video games are great for that hard-to-buy for teen!

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What do snowshoeing, cooking classes and tickets to the theatre all have in common?   They’re all great gift ideas that make memories, not garbage. Every January our recycling and garbage carts are filled to the brim with waste packaging and wrapping paper from the holiday season.  This year, the Regional District Waste Reduction Office is encouraging residents to ‘be green’ while celebrating the festive season.   Waste Reduction Facilitator Cynthia Coates says, “The best way to reduce garbage this holiday season is to not create it in the first place.  So this year, think about buying higher quality, more durable gifts that last. Or, give experiences as gifts instead.   Often when we think back to our favourite Christmas mem-

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As the party planner of choice for celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Tom Cruise, and Oprah Winfrey, when it comes to hosting friends and family during the holiday season Colin Cowie has become an expert in creating the ultimate experience. According to Colin, it’s easy to host the perfect foolproof holiday dinner party by following a few, simple rules: • Don’t just decorate the tree. Start at the front door with the wreath and carry your theme from the tree to the fireplace and don’t forget to decorate the dining table. Create a festive centerpiece using garland and embellish it with ornaments and fresh flowers. • Set the mood. Put together a playlist for the festivities. Keep in mind that not every song needs to be a holiday tune. • Be resourceful. You don’t have to make everything from scratch. Based on your time and culinary expertise, consider visiting a gourmet grocery store and purchase some pre-prepared foods to compliment your menu. • Prep in advance. Prepare as much food in advance so you can spend time with your guests, rather than in the kitchen. • Set the mood with a scent. Spice toasted nuts are always reminiscent of the holidays. Colin suggests simply roast nuts in a pan with a bit of oil and then dusting with black pepper, cayenne or cumin for a special treat. • Hide the mess. Pre-load the dishwasher with a Cascade All-in-1 ActionPac and load dishes as you use them. If you need to hand wash your dishes use a fast-acting dish soap like Dawn Powerlift, it gives you an overnight soak in five minutes so your guests will never see the dirty dishes. Following Colin’s tips and always taking into consideration what your guests smell, touch, taste, feel and hear, will help to create the ultimate experience this holiday season.

Turn chaos into calm Hosting friends and family, dealing with unexpected guests, and throwing an impromptu dinner party can leave any host feeling frazzled during the holiday season. Advanced planning and the right tools will ensure that your guests always feel welcome and are left wondering how you managed to pull off that lastminute gathering. During the busiest time of the year, I always expect the unexpected guest and keep the following on hand: • Stock up on frozen hors d’oeuvres. Keep a couple packages of hors d’oeuvres in your freezer so you can pop them in the oven for a quick bite to eat.

• Hide a Swiffer in the hall closet. When a friend or relative lets you know they’re just around the corner, you can quickly sweep before they pull into the driveway or clean up so quickly and efficiently after the party. • Keep a few bottles of sparkling wine chilling in the fridge along with a couple of bottles of vodka and plenty of ice in the freezer. . Add a splash of cranberry juice or a handful of frozen berries and you have a festive cocktail in a flash. • Put out lots of candles. – there is no such thing as enough! • Decorate with fresh potted flowers. Flowers help to make your home beautiful

and elegant. For the holidays I like to fill rooms with beautiful amaryllis which is chic and luxe and comes in white and peach as well. For a more traditional look use red and white poinsettias. Follow these tips to turn chaos into calm and enjoy spending time with friends and family this holiday season.

Not sure what to buy that special someone on your holiday list who’s living with a loss of sight? Why not skip the malls and consider one of the many easy-to-use and helpful products available through Shop CNIB? With everything from large print calendars, to talking watches and easy-view playing cards, Shop CNIB offers Canada’s largest array of accessible products and technologies that make life with vision loss easier. “Many people aren’t aware of just how helpful these kinds of products can be – not only for people who are blind, but for people with mild loss of vision or those who may just have a little trouble reading restaurant menus,” says John M. Rafferty, President and CEO of CNIB. “For instance, something as simple as a pocket magnifier or talking watch can make a huge difference in someone’s life.” For example, the “sock organizer,” which retails for $3.50, ensures SOCK socks don’t get ORGANIZERS separated in the wash. It’s a great stocking stuffer for anyone – whether they’re living with vision loss or not. Other featured Shop CNIB products LIQUID for holiday gift LEVEL giving include INDICATOR a liquid level

indicator, which hangs at the edge of a cup or glass. Retailing for $20.65, this item prevents messy spills by making a noise to indicate when a liquid is within a ½” of the top of the glass. CNIB’s talking alarm clocks announce the time to the user and, TALKING priced UFO from ALARM CLOCK $18.45, are also expected to be a very popular item this holiday season. The best part? Proceeds from Shop CNIB sales support CNIB programs and services that help ensure Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life. Shop CNIB gifts can be ordered by phone or online and shipped across Canada – right to your own home, the home of your gift’s recipient or the Shop CNIB store nearest you. To avoid holiday disappointment place your phone and web orders by December 12. If you’d prefer to pick up your order at a Shop CNIB location visit your local Kelowna store at 101-1456 St. Paul Street by December 5. You can also visit Shop CNIB Kelowna for a chance to try out the products yourself and get recommendations from Shop CNIB’s friendly, knowledgeable staff. To browse Shop CNIB’s products or place an order now, visit cnib.ca/shop or call 250763-1191.

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EGGNOG FUDGE Makes 64 pieces

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• 1/2 cup (125 ml) chopped walnuts Glaze: • 1/4 cup (50 ml) semisweet chocolate chips • 1 tsp (5 ml) butter

PREPARATION: Grease sides of large heavy saucepan. Add sugar; stir in eggnog and corn syrup. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until boiling. Cook, stirring only if necessary to prevent sticking, until candy thermometer reaches soft-ball stage of 238°F (115°C), and when 1/2 tsp (2ml) syrup dropped into very cold water forms soft ball that flattens on removal from water. Immediately remove from heat; let cool to lukewarm, 110°F (43°C), with-

out stirring. Using wooden spoon, beat in butter and vanilla, beating until very thick and no longer shiny. Quickly stir in nuts. Spread in greased 8-inch (2 l) square cake pan. Tip: If fudge sets too quickly before spreading in pan, reheat gently over low heat just until soft enough to spread. Glaze: Melt together chocolate chips and butter. Drizzle over fudge. Score into 1-inch (2.5 cm) squares while warm; let cool completely and cut into squares.

HOT HOLIDAY HOMES 2012 In November, Debbie MacMillan and Ballet Kelowna presented Hot Holiday Homes, a self guided tour of warm, welcoming and private homes.

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Kelowna dentists draw smiles from thousands in poor countries When the husband-wife dental team of Debra Matson and Jonathan Visscher arrive at a remote village school carrying suitcases stashed with toothbrushes and dental tools, there are often hundreds of townspeople waiting outside, palms gripping jaws that have been sore for years. “Everyone is in pain. Every mouth has rotten teeth,” said Visscher, who has been to eight Third World countries since 2009 along with Matson, his wife and dental clinic partner at Okanagan Smiles. Through an organization called New Reality International, the couple travels more than twice a year to communities in Asia and South America where there are no dentists. Visscher and Matson just re-

turned from Myanmar, where, in temples and schools, they pulled and cleaned the teeth of hundreds of people. Their story about one of those people, a five-year-old girl, is typical of what they see and deal with. “She just walked right up on her own and pointed at the tooth she wanted out,” said Visscher, currently the NRI president. “Later on, I saw her in her family’s hut and I knew the numbing had worn off by then, but she smiled big and showed me where she lived.” It’s the kids NRI hopes will be most impacted by the mission trips Matson and Visscher attend. Traveling in groups of about 10 dentists and doctors from across North America, the couple’s first goal is to get everyone in the line-up out of pain. Then they show people

how to brush and take care of their teeth. “We’ve seen some really great changes going back to Guyana, for example. Now when we return, we can focus on restorative dental work like fillings,” said Matson. She and her husband have also been on initial and repeat missions to Mexico, Guyana and Haiti, home of Okanagan Smiles’ first trip three years ago. Since then, the Kelowna dentists, still in their 30s, have made thousands of mouths smile around the world. Taking time out of their own busy dental practice—Okanagan Smiles is celebrating two and a half years in business—is important to both of them, said Visscher. “To us, it’s what we should be doing—helping people who have no hope.”

▼ ACUPUNCTURE

Stomach gastritis symptoms have a lot to do with diet and lifestyle habits

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astritis is an umbrella term for a group of conditions that all share a common symptom of inflammation of the stomach lining. Gastritis can be chronic or acute, and for most people it is not serious and resolves quickly with treatment. Symptoms include a gnawing or burning pain or ache in the upper abdomen that may be either worse or better with eating, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, belching, bloating, a feeling of fullness in the upper abdomen after eating, and weight loss. Acute gastritis happens suddenly and is more likely to cause nausea and burning pain or discomfort in the upper abdomen. Chronic gastritis develops gradually and symptoms are usually a dull pain and a feeling of fullness or a loss of appetite after a small amount of food. In many people, chronic gastritis may cause no symptoms at all. In rare, severe cases, gastritis may cause stomach bleeding—something that should be addressed promptly with medical care. Gastritis is a result of the stomach’s protective layer becoming weak or damaged. The stomach has a mucus-lined barrier that protects it from the acids

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James Kaufman that help digest food. Weakness in the barrier exposes the stomach lining to damage and inflammation from digestive juices. This can result from a bacterial infection, regular use of pain relief medications, severe stress, alcohol intake, bile reflux disease (when bile flows up into the stomach), an autoimmune dysfunction, or it can be a result of different conditions or diseases. Treatment may involve addressing the underlying problem, such as stopping the use of substances which lead to gastritis or taking antibiotics if it is due to a bacterial infection, or taking medications to reduce or neutralize stomach acid. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, gastritis conditions are classified as

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stomach pain, which includes both gastritis and ulcers. Because gastritis is a loose term that can apply to so many different conditions, Chinese medicine does not rely on Western diagnosis for treatment, but rather looks closely at the specific symptoms experienced, in order to determine the specific causes for each person. From a TCM perspective, gastritis can be caused by a number of different factors. Acute gastritis can be caused by the abdomen being exposed to cold temperatures or damp conditions, which can cause a blockage in the qi-energy of the stomach and intestines. Diet is of course a major factor. Eating too little or too much food, eating too much cold food, hot-spicy food, sugar and sweets, or greasy, fried, or dairy foods can damage the function of the stomach. Irregular eating habits such as eating too fast or on the go, eating late in

EMOTIONAL UPSET SUCH AS ANGER, FRUSTRATION, RESENTMENT, WORRY AND STRESS CAN LEAD TO STOMACH PROBLEMS, AS CAN OVERWORK AND PHYSICAL OVEREXERTION.

the evening or night, eating while stressed or emotionally upset, skipping breakfast, eating while performing other activities, or eating irregular amounts of food from day to day may also be factors. Emotional upset such as anger, frustration, resentment, worry and stress can lead to stomach problems, as can overwork and physical over-exertion. And finally, our inherited constitution may mean for some people a weakness in the stomach, which makes it prone to disorders such as gastritis. Because of the accuracy in diagnosis, acupuncture and Chinese medicine can yield excellent results in the treatment of gastritis and promote healing of the stomach lining. Acupuncture can also help with many of the symptoms of gastritis including nausea, pain and vomiting, and can help to reduce stress and improve overall digestive functioning. Combined with lifestyle and dietary changes, it can be an effective treatment option for resolving gastritis, strengthening a weak digestive system, and preventing future stomach disorders from occurring. James Kaufman is a registered acupuncturist at Okanagan Acupuncture Centre, 1625 Ellis St. www.okanaganacupuncture.com

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Volunteers aided the Gospel Mission in sorting out the winter coat donations on Nov. 24.

Regional district advocating wood stove exchange program The Regional District of Central Okanagan, in partnership with the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, has received a $22,000 grant from the Wood Stove Exchange Program. This provincial initiative encourages residents to replace their old wood stoves with cleaner burning models that will improve personal health and air quality. The two Okanagan regional districts are among the participating organizations from 14 communities/regional districts slated to receive more than $192,000 in grant funding. The 2013 exchange goal is to have close to 700 stoves exchanged across the province in the coming year.

Since 2008, the B.C. government has partnered with the B.C. Lung Association to run the wood stove exchange program. To date, the provincial government has put more than $1.8 million towards the program which has resulted in over 5,000 old wood stoves successfully replaced. There are approximately 116,000 older model stoves currently in use around the province that can affect the health of homeowners, their neighbours and their local air quality. As the nights get longer and the weather gets colder, many British Columbians will be sparking up these wood-burning stoves for warmth; however, before doing so, it is important to remem-

ber some helpful tips to make burning more efficient while maintaining good air quality and personal health. For example, always use dry well-seasoned wood that is cut into small pieces—seasoned wood can provide as much as 15 per cent more heat than the same amount of unseasoned wood. It also significantly reduces air pollution. By burning smaller, hotter fires to ensure complete combustion of the wood, there should be very little visible smoke coming from the chimney and no smell of smoke indoors. It is also important to have any wood-burning appliances inspected and cleaned at least once a year by a certified technician.

New programs at Okanagan College Okanagan College is offering several programs in January geared to providing job skills for future employment. The Employment Skills Access Training programs coming on stream include landscape horticulture and golf course maintenance, bar and wine service industry training and management skills for supervisors. These training programs are available tuition free.   Eligible participants include under employed or unemployed non-EI clients

Funding provided through the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Agreement. A free information session for prospect students will be held Thursday, 5:30 to 7 p.m., in Room A125 at the Kelowna campus of Okanagan College, 1000 KLO Rd. For either more information on eligibility requirements or to register, contact Kara Otke at 250-762-5445, ext. 4870 or go online www.okanagan.bc.ca/csreg and search for CRN 71972.


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SPORTS ▼ HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL

Knights strike double B.C. gold KCS boys win provincial volleyball title, girls make it two in a row

Warren Henderson STAFF REPORTER

Not one, but two teams of gold medal champions are walking the hallways of Kelowna Christian School this week. The Knights volleyball programs made history over the weekend as both the boys and girls’ squads captured their respective B.C. high school A championships. KCS celebrated the school’s first gold medal in boys competition in 12 years Saturday afternoon in Kelowna, knocking off Langley’s Credo Christian in a five-set thriller (25-18, 25-17, 18-25, 1825, 16-14) at KSS. Trailing 14-10 in the fifth set, the Knights were a point away from defeat but called on their resolve and mental toughness to

pull out the win. “The guys just didn’t quit,” said Knights’ coach Dave Bingham. “We had a couple of starters with injuries who were tiring out, but the guys all battled hard. It’s a tough-minded group we have. “It was incredibly satisfying,” he added. “That’s a very tough team we beat.” The Knights also had a close call in the quarterfinals, before taking down Centennial Christian in five sets. KCS then took out Duncan Christian in the semis. The Knights’ Ryan Linttell was named the tournament’s outstanding player. Connor Loewen and Ben Van Dyk were named to the first all-star team, while Drew Schulz earned honourable mention.

The gold medal champ KCS boys are: Drew Shulz, Keelan Laughren, Josh Klassen, Josiah Siemens, Bryce Csolle, Connor Loewen, Justin Hamm, Ryan Linttell, Ben Van Dyk, Josh Smith and Tyler Gibbon. The coaches are Dave Bingham and Leigh Goosen.

KCS GIRLS DEFEND, MUSTANGS WIN SILVER

When it comes to high school girls A-level volleyball in B.C., no one plays the game quite like Kelowna-based teams. For the second straight year, the Kelowna Christian Knights captured the gold medal at provincials, while their local rivals, the Immaculata Mustangs, took the silver medal. In an all-Kelowna final

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THE KELOWNA Christian Knights celebrate their second straight B.C. high school girls A volleyball title Saturday in South Slocan.

Saturday at Mt. Sentinel Secondary, the Knights defeated the Mustangs 3-0 (25-10, 25-22, 25-21). The Knights didn’t drop a set en route to the gold medal, posting a spotless 7-0 record at provincials. “The girls really came to play and it was nice to watch,” said Knights coach Rob Smith, whose wife Irene assists him. “We have a strong team with no real weaknesses, and none of the other teams could really match that. The girls played great.” Power hitter Micaylee Pucilowksi, who nearly missed the gold medal match due to illness, led the Knights with 22 kills and was named the tournament’s outstanding player. Kelsi Taron and Sarah Roberts were named to the first all-star team, Cheyenne Heidebrecht made the second team and Jenna Ratzlaff picked up an honourable mention. As the defending champs there was a degree of pressure and expectations on the Knights, but Smith said his team handled it well. “I think I was more nervous than they were,” said Smith, who is also the athletic director at KCS. “We felt it was ours to lose. If we win, then we could say we got the job done. If we lose, well, that would have been terrible. All through it, the girls seemed to deal with it very well.”

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KELOWNA KNIGHTS’ Ryan Linttell (right) makes a play against Credo Christian in the final of the B.C. high school boys A volleyball championship Saturday at KSS. Linttell was named the tournament’s MVP. The gold medal champion Knights are Jenna Ratzlaff, Sarah Roberts, Amanda Hardy, Kelsi Taron, Jessie-Lynn Daase, Amanda Jonker, Jenica McKenzie, Emma Pagdin, Cheyenne Heidebrecht, Jasmine Randhawa, Roza Kalashnikoff, Shaylin Jost, Hailey Blaskovits, Jacqueline Sellers and Micaylee Pucilowski. The Mustangs, coached by Brian Drosdovech, didn’t lose a sin-

gle set at provincials until the final. Immaculata went 3-0 in pool play, then swept past Selkirk, Similkameen and White Rock Christian en route to the final. Drosdovech said his team was competitive all season, but just couldn’t find a way to finish off tournaments, including provincials. “We had a very good season, unfortunately a lot of seconds,” Drosdovech said. “KCS played fan-

tastic volleyball as did we in the second and third games. “Their superstar libero (Sarah Roberts) who I think is one of the best there is in the province this year, dug them out of many situations where it looked like we had game-ending hits.” Erin Jacobs and Siobhan Fitzpatrick were named to the first allstar team, while Caroline Livingston made the second team.

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▼ HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL

Silver lining for KSS Owls Warren Henderson

and when it doesn’t work out it’s pretty tough. “But I think in a few days when it all soaks in, the guys will realize what a great accomplishment it was and what a great season they had. It takes time to remember that you earned it and fought for it and triumphed.  The KSS boys played incredible and had a great run at the championships.” The Owls, ranked No. 2 heading into provincials, rolled through the playoff round, taking down Ballenas in the round of 16, Penticton in the quarterfinals, and No. 1 ranked Fraser Heights in straight sets the semi-final. In the final, Sodaro said the Owls weren’t quite able bring their ‘A’ game. “We didn’t really have our best game, but the boys still played hard. (Oak Bay) is a strong team and they really came

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It wasn’t the ideal conclusion to the 2012 volleyball season for the Kelowna Owls. Still, a silver medal at the B.C. high school boys AAA championship was no small feat for the host KSS squad. Mike Sodaro’s Owls fell just one step short on Saturday night, losing the gold medal match to defending champion Oak Bay from Victoria 3-0 (25-16, 25-22, 25-22). It was the best result for a KSS boys team since back-to-back secondplace showings in 1991 and 1992. “I talked to the boys after and let them know that they won silver, they didn’t lose gold,” an emotional Sodaro, the Owls head coach, said on Sunday morning. “We had hopes of something else,

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at us.” The final match ended the high school careers of six Owls—Liam Birker, Ty Campbell, Tyler Pomielartz, Ryan Patterson, Dylan Draper and Brendan Bourcier. “I really enjoyed working with those guys,” said Sodaro, who has coached many of he current Owls since Grade 8. “All of them fought hard

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and played great throughout the tournament. “This is the best finish I have had as a coach and, although it is hard to accept the loss in the finals, we were beat by a great team that played exceptional,” Sodaro continued. “I am proud of all the KSS players, parents, and community.” Campbell, the Owls’ captain, and Devon Cote

were named first team allstars, while Birker and Pomielartz made the second team.

HUSKIES 4TH IN AA

The Okanagan Mission Huskies recorded their best ever finish at the B.C. AA boys championship talking fourth place overall. The Huskies made it as far as Saturday’s bronze

medal game in Kelowna before losing a hardfought five set match (1625, 25-17, 25-14, 23-25, 15-10) to the defending provincial champion MEI Eagles. OKM, which finished first in its power pool, defeated Highland and Pacific Christian in the playoff round to advance to the third-place finale. Isaac Smith of the

Huskies was named to the first all-star team, while Dane Smit was named to the second team and Ryan Luck was an honourable mention. The George Elliot Coyotes finished in sixth place. Scott Marshall of GES made the second all-star team, while teammate Shane Hayes gained an honourable mention.

▼ VOLLEYBALL

Owls girls 5th at provincials A second straight B.C. AAAA girls volleyball championship wasn’t in the cards for the Kelowna Owls. An unexpected upset at the hands of Charles Best Secondary in the quarterfinals Friday at Riverside in Port Coquitlam ended the Owls’ medal aspirations at the 2012 provincial tourna-

ment. The Owls, ranked No. 2 heading to provincials, fell to Charles Best in five, hard-fought sets (21-25, 26-28, 25-15, 26-24, 1115). KSS then rebounded from the disappointment, defeating South Kamloops and then McMath to take fifth place overall in B.C.

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“We finished off like champions,” said Owls’ coach Tony Sodaro. “The girls wiped away their tears and battled hard for fifth.” In the last four years under Sodaro’s guidance, KSS has lost just three matches at provincials, earning one gold, one bronze and two fifth-place showings. Despite missing out on the medals in 2012, Sodaro was proud of his team’s effort. “We had a great run this year and I still believe we are the best program in B.C.,” said Sodaro. “We played the best team volleyball all month long and just ran into some bad luck and a few

players that one match of their lives against us.” The Owls won their power pool at provincials with a 3-0 record with wins over McMath, Argyle and Oak Bay, then swept past Burnaby North in the round of 16 to reach the quarters. In the fifth-place match, KSS prevailed over McMath 25-16, 2325, 15-12. Katie Valgardson was named to the second allstar team, while Cayte Wilson and Megan Witala picked up game MVP honours. No. 1 South Delta captured the gold medal with a victory over Heritage Woods in the final.

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Heat head to semester break with four wins

The UBC Okanagan women will hit the first semester break with a respectable 4-6 record in Canada West basketball. The Heat earned a split on the road last weekend, beating Manitoba and falling to Winnipeg. On Saturday afternoon, the Heat needed overtime to defeat the U of M Bisons 75-71. Trailing by as many as 16 points in the second quarter, UBCO ralRlied back thanks to solid shooting from the foul eline where the team was a esizzling 79 per cent. o Madison Kaneda and nRosyln Huber led the eHeat attack with 15 points apiece. t “We took it posseshsion by possession,” said Kaneda, “focusing on getting stops and keeping rthe pressure on in the full ecourt. Offensively, we got nthe ball inside and drove the ball hard to the hoop.” Emily Kanester, for the second straight game, tallied a double-double versus the Bisons, with 11 points and 10 rebounds. On Sunday, the Winnipeg Lady Wesmen took advantage of a poor third quarter by Heat to post a f84-73 victory. The Heat, who trailed by as much as 31 points, sdidn’t give up scoring 19 hpoints off turnovers in the fourth quarter to make the score respectable. h Kanetser led her team hwith 18 points as UBCO shot 93 per cent from the echarity stripe. d Sarah Allison added 16 points for the Heat, drew praise from their shead coach. “I am so proud of ethem,” said Hear coach Heather Semeniuk. “They Pplay hard and are a classy team; they have grit and -desire and they never quit, heven when they’re down 28. As much as another win would have been so sweet, I am a pleased coach right now.” UBC Okanagan will return to conference action Saturday, Jan. 5 in Kamloops against Thompson Rivers University.

HEAT MEN

With injuries taking their toll, the UBC Okanagan Heat competed hard but came up short in two Canada West men’s basketball games in Manitoba.

Without captain Yassine Ghomari for much of the season and fourth-year guard Azi Fahandeg-Sadi over the weekend, the Heat lost on Saturday 79-68 to the Manitoba Bisons. In their absence, thirdyear guard Anwar Faza picked up the slack for the Heat with 18 points on 7-15 shooting, and added eight boards in his strongest showing of the year. On Sunday, the Heat held the University of Winnipeg to its lowest point output of the season, but still came up short 5851 in a defensive struggle. The Heat (1-9) was led by rookie guard Mitch Goodwin’s 14 points and seven rebounds, while fellow rookie guard Greet Gill added 12 points. The Heat will next see action on Jan. 5 in Kamloops against the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack.

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Heat women take match from No. 1 Spartans The UBC Okanagan Heat women once again proved they are more than worthy of occupying the same court as the nation’s elite volleyball teams. The Heat gained a new level of respect at home over the weekend, earning a split with the No. 1-ranked Trinity Western Spartans. On Saturday, UBCO halted Trinity’s nine-game Canada West winning streak with a four-set victory (25-19, 13-25, 26-24, 25-17). “I am really proud of my team,” said Heat middle Emily Carroll. “We came into this game with confidence, showed them what we’re made of and that we belong in the top 10.” The Heat was led by the duo of Alexandra Basso and Myrte Schön who combined for a total 84 attempts on the night. Basso finished with 13

JILL FESTIVAL (left) and Katie Wuttunee team up for one of the UBCO Heat’s 11 blocks in Canada West volleyball action Sunday afternoon against Trinity.

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kills, while Schön had 12. On Sunday, in the last match before Christmas, the Spartans gained a measure of revenge, defeating the Heat 3-1(2518, 12-25, 25-13, 25-23). “A great fight against the number one team in the country,” said Heat head coach Steve Manuel. “As far as I’m concerned we lost the match (Sunday) but we won the weekend.” Basso led the Heat with nine kills, while fourth year outside hitter Jillian Festival added five kills. Lenai Schmidt and freshman Megan Festival had eight digs apiece. The Heat (7-5) now have a few weeks off for

▼ SPECIAL OLYMPICS BC

Special athletes to convene for snow sports on Westside Special Olympics BC (SOBC) was pleased last week to announce the inaugural SOBC Snow Sports Festival to be staged in West Kelowna in March 2013. The new competitive event will bring together Special Olympics athletes from B.C. and Alberta on March 2 and 3 to race in alpine skiing events at Crystal Mountain Resort and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing events at the nearby Telemark Nordic Club. The SOBC Snow Sports Festival is expected to draw roughly 145 SOBC athletes from all over the province and more than 100 Special Olympics Alberta athletes and coaches. The event will involve races in the three snow sports as well as educational opportunities for athletes and coaches. The SOBC sport cycle operates on a four-year rotation involving regional qualifiers and Provincial, National, and World Games. Currently, 13 SOBC athletes are train-

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AFTER TRAINING WEEK IN AND WEEK OUT, THE ATHLETES NEED AND DESERVE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO COMPETE AND NETWORK WITH OTHER ATHLETES AND COACHES. Cari Henri, SOBC manager of sport

ing to take part in the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games in the Republic of Korea. The SOBC Snow Sports Festival is designed to provide a valuable additional competitive opportunity outside the Games cycle for the athletes who aren’t going to the World Games and may not have any other chances to race in their sports this season. Many of them will be gearing up to compete in regional qualifiers in the 2013-14 winter season, hoping to earn the opportunity to advance

to the 2015 SOBC Winter Games set to be held in Kamloops. SOBC is looking forward to staging the inaugural Snow Sports Festival at Crystal Mountain and Telemark, since the venues were excellent hosts in the 2007 SOBC Winter Games and the 2011 SOBC Snow Sport Championships.  “After training week in and week out, the athletes need and deserve this opportunity to compete and network with other athletes and coaches,” said Cari Henri, SOBC manager of sport. “We’re looking forward to returning to these West Kelowna venues that have been so supportive of our events and provided topnotch facilities.” Approximately 50 to 60 volunteers will be welcomed to help stage the races and educational opportunities. If you would like to become involved, contact Cari Henri to find out how by calling 1-888-854-2276 tollfree or e-mail chenri@ specialolympics.bc.ca.

final exams, and then for the remainder of the holidays they will be traveling to San Diego for exhibition play. When league play resumes next semester after the Christmas break, the Heat will visit the University of Regina Cougars on Jan. 12.

HEAT MEN

The UBCO ended the pre-Christmas Canada West schedule without a victory. Without all-Canadian

Nate Speijer since the beginning of the season, the Heat fell twice to Trinity Western at home on the weekend to slip to 0-12. On Friday, the No. 3 ranked Spartans downed the Heat 3-1 (25-22,2514,21-25,25-21). Fifth-year senior Riley McFarland paced the Heat with 16 kills. On Saturday, UBCO won the first two sets, but couldn’t close the deal as TWU won the match in five sets (20-25, 22-25, 25-19, 25-13, 15-9.)

Fifth-year middle and player of the game Brett Uniat had 12 kills, four digs and six blocks. Second-year setter Jon Russo, playing outside hitter Sunday night, had 13 kills and eight digs. After final exams, the Heat will travel to Los Angeles for the holidays to take part in NCAA exhibition play. Following Christmas break, UBC Okanagan will resume league play in Regina against the Cougars Jan. 12 and 13.

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SPORTS

Warriors split games with Vipers Sissons invited to

After winning in a blowout at home on Friday, the West Kelowna Warriors settled for a weekend split in BCHL action with the Vernon Vipers. On Friday at Royal LePage, Seb Lloyd scored three times in the opening period to lead the Warriors to a convincing 7-1 win over their North Okanagan rivals. “I thought we did a pretty good job on the

odd-man rushes,” said Warriors coach Rylan Ferster. “It’s something we talked about, we didn’t want to give up a bunch of odd-man rushes because that’s a pretty skilled team over there.” Friday’s win was costly as the Warriors lost Reid Simmonds (concussion), David Pope (upper body) and Brennan Clark (lower body) to injuries. Veterans Brett McKinnon and Mex French

remained on the sidelines with injuries, but both should be returning within the next few days. On Saturday, the Vipers turned the tables on West Kelowna with a 3-2 win. With 8 1/2 minutes remaining in the third period, Liam Board beat Tyler Briggs for the game winner. Lloyd scored both makers for the Warriors to finish the weekend with

five goals. The Warriors (11-8-16) and Vipers will square off again on Friday at LePage. Face off is 7 p.m. The game also features Pastor Don’s second annual Stuff the RinkTurkey Drive. Fans coming to the game are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food or cash donation to help provide Christmas dinners for local families in need.

Seven point weekend for Salahor Forward Jordan Salahor assisted on seven of Kelowna’s nine goals as the Chiefs ran their KIJHL winning streak to four games with a pair of road victories on the weekend. On Friday night, Salahor registered five as-

sists in the Chiefs 6-1 win over the Columbia Valley Rockies. Linemates Nick Josephs added a hat-trick and an assist, while Scott Renner scored a pair for Kelowna. Kenny Fitzgerald stopped 28 of 29 shots in

the Chiefs net. On Saturday, the Chiefs needed overtime to slide past the Golden Rockets 3-2. Brady Mende’s second goal of the game 3:08 into the extra session was the winner. Salahor had two as-

sists and now has 44 points on the season, second overall in the KIJHL. Tuesday night, the Chiefs will visit the Summerland Steam. The two teams will meet again Saturday night at Rutland Arena.

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ROCKET SHOTS…The Rockets (17-9-1-1) will host the Swift Current Broncos on Wednesday, 7 p.m. at Prospera Place… Kelowna has won 10 consecutive games on home ice…The Rockets saw a five-game winning streak end on Saturday in a 4-2 loss to the hometown Seattle Thunderbirds.

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Kelowna Rockets captain Colton Sissons is a step closer to realizing a childhood dream. The 19-year-old centre has earned an invitation to Team Canada’s final selection camp for the 2013 World Junior Hockey Championship in Ufa, Russia. Sissons is one of 37 players who will attend the Hockey Canada tryout camp, Dec. 11 to 13 at the Markin MacPhail Centre at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. Twenty-two of those players will be named to Canada’s final roster at the completion of the camp. “Obviously this is pretty exciting for me, it’s my first crack at an elite team like this,” Sissons said. “I grew up watching this tournament every year and always wanted to be part of it. “The level of the camp is going to be higher than anything I’ve seen, so hopefully I’ll be able to rise to that.” Sissons, a 6-foot-1, 192 pound North Vancouver native, has 10 goals and 27 points in 27 games with the Rockets so far

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Two B.C. teams with local connections are looking forward to playing in front of a hometown crowd when the Grand Slam of Curling series hits Kelowna’s Prospera Place this month. Current B.C. champion Jim Cotter and challenger Brent Pierce will be among the 18 rinks competing at the Canadian Open from Dec. 12 to 16.  With team members from Kelowna and Vernon, Cotter’s rink is likely to be a crowd favourite. Second Ty Griffith and lead Rick Sawatsky both reside in Kelowna. Cotter isn’t the only team with Okanagan connections. Brent Pierce’s third, Jeff Richard, hails from Kelowna, so the Pierce rink will be competing against the B.C. champion for homecrowd support. Cotter, who made it through to the final of the Grand Slam of Curling event in Brantford earlier this month, said he is looking forward to playing closer to home. “We normally have to fly across the country and we have family and friends who support us who don’t always get to see us,” Cotter said. “It’s great that we can play and they can come watch us on home soil. Joining the Cotter rink for this event will be Edmonton’s Dave Nedohin, who will play third in place of Jason Gunnlaugson. Nedohin is a fourtime Brier champ with Alberta’s Randy Ferbey rink. Cotter, who is married with three children, will see his immediate family in the crowd. “My oldest curls and the little ones love it and they love coming down. They’ll have a blast,” he said. Richard, who plays third for New Westminster-based Pierce, is also looking forward to the event. He said the whole team is “extremely excited” to be competing. “It’s a unique feeling to be playing at home. It’s the first curling event ever in Kelowna’s big arena, so we are excited to compete with the top teams in the world,” Richard said.

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Successful season so far

▼ MAJOR MIDGET

Okanagan Rockets possess 2nd place A solid weekend by the major midget Okanagan Rockets has pushed them into sole possession of second place in the B.C. Major Midget League. The Rockets extended its unbeaten streak to eight games with 6-2 and 9-1 wins over Fraser Valley on the weekend. The pair of wins combined with a pair of losses by the Cariboo Cougars gives the Rockets sole possession of 2nd place in the BCMML standings. On Sunday Rockets forward Josh Blanchard continued to lead the offense, scoring a hattrick for the second time in three games in the

6-2 win. Blanchard now has 19 goals of the season and is on a five game point streak where he has amassed 14 points. Reid Kilburn continued his strong play in net as he stopped 30 of 32 shots in the Rockets goal. Kilburn finished the weekend turning aside 50 of the 53 shots he faced over the two games and improved his record to 8-0-1 for this season. The win improved the Rockets record to an impressive 14-2-4 in the first half of the MML season. The Rockets were just 8-7-5 at this time a year ago. Notes: On Saturday the

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OKANAGAN ROCKETS forward Cortlan Procter (left) battles Fraser Valley defenseman Issiah Piers in B.C. Major Midget League action Saturday at CNC. Rockets raised about $300 in cash and filled a Dodge Ram truck full on

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to take on the Vancouver NE Chiefs next weekend at Planet Ice.

“It’s been a highly successful season so far and this Grand Slam event will be a great tune-up before provincials in February.” The Canadian Open of Curling in Kelowna features 18 of the top men’s teams in the world squaring off for $100,000 in prize money. If Alberta’s Kevin Koe continues the winning streak he started at the Rogers Masters of Curling event in Brantford, Ontario, he could be in line for a $1-million bonus. Tickets for the event are on sale at selectyourtickets.com

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On November 13, 2012, FortisBC Inc. (FortisBC) applied to the British Columbia Utilities Commission (Commission) for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) to purchase the City of Kelowna’s (City) electricity distribution assets, and for approval to include the impact of the asset purchase in its revenue requirements (Application).

Persons who wish to actively participate in this proceeding should register as Interveners with the Commission in writing by Friday, December 7, 2012 and state the nature of their interest in the Application. Interveners will receive a copy of the Application, all correspondence and filed documents. An email address should be provided if available.

The Application involves the purchase of the electrical utility assets from the City for a negotiated purchase price of $55 million plus applicable taxes and adjustments. If approved by the Commission, approximately 15,000 residential, commercial, industrial and institutional customers in central Kelowna, who currently receive service under the City’s Bylaw 7639, will become customers of FortisBC and will be billed under FortisBC’s Electric Tariff No. 2.

Persons not expecting to actively participate, but who have an interest in the proceeding, should register as Interested Parties with the Commission in writing, by Friday, December 7, 2012 and identify their interest in the Application. Interested Parties will receive an Executive Summary of the Application and a copy of the Commission’s Decision when issued.

THE REGULATORY PROCESS Commission Order G-178-12 establishes a Regulatory Timetable for the review of the Application and has tentatively scheduled a Streamlined Review Process. A Streamlined Review Oral Hearing will be held in Kelowna on Tuesday, February 5, 2013. The detailed Regulatory Timetable can be reviewed on the Commission’s website at www.bcuc.com under Current Applications.

PUBLIC INSPECTION OF THE APPLICATION

All submissions and/or correspondence received from active participants or the public relating to the Application will be placed on the public record and posted to the Commission’s website.

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One Kelowna and two Westbank students at UBC Okanagan are among the school’s 10 recipients of aboriginal students scholarships awarded by the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society. Administered by the Victoria Foundation, the scholarships in total amount to $459,000 for 167 aboriginal students in B.C. to support their post-secondary studies. The student scholarship recipients from Westbank are Reba Ladron de Guevara and Jonathan McNulty, while the Kelowna recipient is Kailee MacIsaac. The other UBCO students are from Vernon,ANSWER PenticTO PUZZLE NO. 344 ton, Kamloops and Lumby. BROCHURES BROCHU RES CATAL CATALOGU O OGU ES CON CONTES TESTS TS S PR RODU ODUCT CTS CT TS T S ST TOR OR RE ES S FLYERS FLY ERS S DE DEALS ALS S CO COUPO UPO U PO ONS S BRO BR ROC CHU HU U URE RES ES S CA CATAL AL LOGU OGUES ES ES

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Passed away on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at the age of 92. Hazel is survived by her children: Doug (Marilyn), Sandra (Jim) Wilson; grandchildren: Brandy (Logan) Coffey, Taylor Brown, Dallas (Liesa) Wilson, Shari (Tyler) Ellis and one great grandchild: Hayden Coffey. Predeceased by her husband Gordon Brown in 1983. Hazel was born and raised in Saskatchewan and resided in Kelowna for many years. Her family was her pride and joy. Hazel had a wonderful sense of humour and she will be dearly missed by all. The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the staff at Hospice House. A private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.

HART, DONALD WILLIAM December 4, 1933 – November 29, 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Don on Thursday, November 29, 2012 in Kelowna, BC. Beloved father, grandfather, and uncle. He leaves behind to mourn son Steve (Bonnie) and daughters Pam (Brian) and Laurel (Glen). Devoted companion to Dell and her children Kim (Scott), Laurie (Dan), and David (Beth). Poppie to Kendra, Taylor, Caitlyn, Mitch, Katelynd, Jeremy, Kyle, Mitch, McKenzie, Ty, Kyra, and Cassidy. Memorial Service to be held on Monday, December 10, 2012 at 12:00 noon at First Memorial Burkeview Chapel, 1340 Dominion Avenue, Port Coquitlam, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the JDRF in memory of Don. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com.and searching his name under stories. Arrangements in care of First Memorial Funeral Services, (250) 762-2299.

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STEVENS, EDWARD ERNEST Edward passed away suddenly in Burnaby, BC. on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at the age of 90. Eddy was predeceased by his mother and father, Marie and Joe Stevens and his two older brothers, Douglas and William. He is survived by his children, Byron, Chris, and Lily and his two grandchildren Vanessa and Jonathan, his sisters Betty Fortais, Joan Groiss and Hazel Marceau and numerous nephews and nieces including Wendy Groiss who often provided care for him in Kelowna. Eddy began his mining career at age 17 in Timmins, Ontario. In his 45 years of hard work, he became a skilled mill man working in Port Hardy, Smithers, Granduc, Secret Creek, United Keno Hill, and Timmins, to name a few locations. He enjoyed his garden and a good glass of scotch. Services are to be held at 1 PM Wednesday, December 5, at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. Condolences may be sent to the family by visitingwww.springfieldfuneralhome.com 250-860-7077.

KOBAYASHI, ANDREW HIROSHI Andrew Hiroshi Kobayashi, of Lake Country passed away suddenly and peacefully in his sleep on November 29, 2012 at the age of 91 years. Survived by his five children Audrey (Mark) Kobayashi, Randy (Linda), Neil, Dawnwyn (Mark) McBride, Les (Snow); six grandchildren Robert, Lindsay, David, Michael, Hiro and Tori, brother Osamu Kobayashi, sisters Aiko Hori, Sachiyo Koyama, Susan Hidaka and also three step-children Kim, William, Sherrill. Hiroshi is predeceased by his wife Rosalyn, brother Sigh, sister Yoshiko. A Celebration of Hiroshi’s Life will be held from the Chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services, 1211 Sutherland Ave, Kelowna on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 2:00 PM. A private family inurnment will take place at Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Foundation in memory of Hiroshi. Condolences may be sent to the family by going to www.mem.com, clicking on stories and typing in Hiroshi Kobayashi. Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna. 250-762-2299

KAYER, MONICA TAMARA Monica Tamara Kayer of Kelowna, BC passed away at Kelowna General Hospital on November 30, 2012, at the age of 45, with her family at her bedside, after a brave and courageous two year battle with cancer. She leaves behind to mourn her loving husband Stephen; her Mom and Dad; sisters Evelyn (Pat), Jacqueline (Leslie) and her three nephews: Courtney, Tyrell and Rylan. She was born in Swift Current, SK to Anne and Tony Mulders on December 30, 1966. Monica never had a problem keeping herself busy with her various hobbies and activities, which included astronomy, photography, lampworking, jewelry making and of course her deep affection she had for her beloved Beagles. She will forever be remembered as the ‘Beagle Lady’ in the neighbourhood. Your journey here is over, free from the pain and suffering that you have had to endure. Fly free, we are so very proud of you, our dear angel. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 10:00 am at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kelowna S.P.C.A., 3785 Casorso Road, Kelowna, BC , V1W 4M7 (www.spca.bc.ca/kelowna). Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.


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WILLIAM PETER TENNENT MCGHEE November 8, 1919 ~ November 18, 2012 William (Bill) McGhee passed away peacefully at the Sutherland Hills Rest Home in Kelowna at the age of 93. He is survived by his loving partner of the past 15 years, Verna Lee Routledge. He leaves behind three children, five grandchildren and one great grandchild. These include Bill and Shelagh Lytle-McGhee of Salmon Arm, Patricia McGhee and Spencer Ottens of Kelowna, Mary Jane, David and Rachel Dickie of 100 Mile House, Connor Ottens, Michael, Veronica, Jasper and Lindsay McGhee of Vancouver. He was predeceased by his wife Mary Ann (nee Craig), his brother Donald McGhee of Quatsino and his sister Margaret MacDonald of Vancouver. Bill was born in Burnaby, BC, November the 8th, 1919, parents being Peter and Grace McGhee. He attended Elementary School and Secondary School (by correspondence) in Port Alice, where a pulp mill had been located and where Peter had been hired from Ireland as the mill accountant, later to become the manager. He went on to attend UBC and eventually graduated with degrees in Science and Forestry. His program there was interrupted by World War II, during which he volunteered as a Lt. Commander and Captain in the Royal Canadian Navy, patrolling the Atlantic off Bermuda for submarines. He worked in the forest industry of BC as a professional forester, most notably as Chief Forester for Crown Zellerbach, as well as Forest Practices Liaison to the BC government in the years prior to his retirement. He came to Kelowna for a few years to work as Interior Woods Manager, keeping the supply of timber flowing to local mills. He retired at age 62. His golf career became legendary well into his 80s, having previously been club champion at the Vancouver Golf Club, and proceeding, once retired, to score his age or better over five hundred times, with signed score cards to prove it. He had six holes in one, was Senior Champion of BC several times, played on the Canadian team at the World Senior Golf Championships in Colorado Springs and continued to win golf tournaments in the Super Senior category. He was a director of the BC Golf Association and the Senior Championship trophy at the Harvest Golf Club is named in his honour. Other strong interests included freelance writing, fishing, photography, skiing and singing in the choir at St. Paul’s United Church. He was very generous in his charitable donations to many agencies and sponsored numerous foster children over the years.

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A GREAT JOB DAD, A LIFE WELL LIVED, AND YOU ARE MUCH LOVED. His family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Alexis Thompson, his physician, and to the nurses and care staff at both the Kelowna General Hospital and the Sutherland Hills Rest Home. Please direct any donations to the Palliative Care Services at the Kelowna General Hospital. Memorial Service is to be announced in the Spring.

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20 Farm Workers needed for pruning, thinning & picking in Ellison & Glenmore area. $10.25/hr or $18/bin peice rate. 40hrs/wk. A&G Sandher Orchards, 3060 Lakha Rd Kelowna BC, V1X 7W1. 250-4486541 gurjinder@hotmail.com NEED Farm Workers, $10.25/hr, 7days/wk, Feb. 20Dec 15. 250-869-2371, Jass Bassi. Harsh Bassi Orchards VOLCANIC Hills Estate Winery and TBA Farm Ltd. Needs workers, 5-6 days/wk, 40-50 hrs/wk., $10.25/hr. Feb. 1Dec. 30. Apple thinning, picking, cherry picking & work in vineyard - tying, sukering, green pruning, new planting, picking. We also need workers to help in wine cellar. Submit Resume by fax: 778-755-5595 or by mail: 3030 Elliott Rd. Westbank V4T 1M2. Phone: 250-768-5768

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While we try to ensure all advertisements appearing in the Kelowna Capital News are placed by reputable businesses with legitimate offers, we do caution our readers to undertake due diligence when answering any advertisement, particularly when the advertiser is asking for monies up front. LOOKING for exp’d pool/spa tech. Offering year round employment in the Central Okanagan. Strong customer service, diagnostic, electrical & plumbing skills req’d. Competitive salary, benefit package. Resume:pooltubtech@shaw.ca Required for an Alberta Trucking Company. One Class 1 Driver. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience pulling low boys and driving off road. Candidate must be able to pass a drug test and be willing to relocate to Edson, Alberta. Fax resumes to: 780725-4430 Seasonal labourer positions at Coral Beach Farms Ltd. 16351 Carr’s Landing, Lake Country BC. No experience necessary. Must have own transportation. Applicant must be capable of physically demanding (incl. heavy lifting) work in all weather conditions. 6-7 days a week. 10-12 hours a day beginning approximately February 15th. 2012. Work includes tree planting, pruning & irrigation. Pay $10.25/hour. Apply by fax at 250-766-0813 or email at jobs@coralbeach.ca

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Sales A GIFTED SALES PROFESSIONAL who would like to work with the leading, cutting edge RV dealer in BC is needed! Voyager RV is currently looking for the right person(s) to work with our customers on the internet and here on the lot. We are striving to stay ahead with new business practices, and encourage our customers to use all the technological tools when shopping. So we need our sales persons to also thrive this way, and be willing to do things the ‘new way’. Huge earning potential with benefits! Apply by email to jfriesen@voyagerrv.ca and attach your resume, and/or send a 1-minute video saying why you’d be a great fit at Voyager RV.

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Certified Electricians & Millwrights Gorman Bros. Lumber Ltd. is a modern sawmill located in Westbank in the Okanagan Valley. We are currently looking for Certified Millwrights and Electricians to join our maintenance team. The candidates will have the following:

Millwrights: • Interprovincial Journeymen Certification • Industrial work experience • Excellent trouble shooting skills • Strong mechanical aptitude with attention to detail • Welding experience would be an asset • Be flexible to work various shifts

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Drywall Taping & Texturing, small jobs welcome, free estimate. Call Mark 250-300-1818 J&C Drywall, + Sm. reno’s., Tbar, taping, tex. ceilings, free est., ref’s avail., 778-821-1850 PESL DRYWALL Service Inc. Renovations, new construction and repairs. Boarding, taping, textured ceilings. Call Tomas at 250-212-4483 or 860-3495.

Floor Refinishing/ Installations

Strong Roots Flooring Inc. Wood floor refinishing/installation, Ins. Lic’d. 250-808-7668.

Garage Door Services

GARAGE Doors- install, service, repair all makes of doors & openers. 250-878-2911

Garden & Lawn

JIM’S MOWING Book a job at www.jimsmowing.ca or call 310-JIMS(5467).

Handypersons

COMPLETE Handyman Service. Free estimates, Seniors disc., Call 250-317-8348

Home Improvements www.paintspecial.com. 3 rooms for $299! Price incls. Cloverdale Premium Quality Paint. NO PAYMENT until the job is completed! Free Est. (1) 250-899-3163

Home Repairs

LARRY’S Handyman & Reno Serv., Lg. & Sm. jobs, Graffitti Removal etc., 250-718-8879

Household Services

YARD Clean Up. Leaves, grass, gutters, carpentry, snow shoveling etc. 250-801-4298

Machining & Metal Work

GET BENT Metal Fab, fences, gates, railings, security bars, 863-4418www.getbentmetalfab.ca

Moving & Storage

# 1 Family Movers Moving & Deliveries.$49/hr+up. Satisfaction Guaranteed 778-363-0127 AAA Best Rates Moving $59+. FLAT Rates long dist. Weekly trips BC/AB. 250-861-3400 FAMILY Movers. Moving? Anything, anywhere. Local and long distance trips. Packing service available, weekly trips to Vancouver, Alberta, full and partial loads. Cheapest rates in the valley. Free Estimates, 250-493-2687 JOE’S MOVING.reasble rates fully equip’d trucks, local-long dist, no job too small470-8194

ROLL ENDS For Sale

360º Clean Premium Quality, Professional & Reliable. Making U House Proud. 215-1073

at The Kelowna Capital News. 2495 Enterprise Way. GREAT for the kids to draw on, puppy training, and packing for moving. CLEANER THAN NEWS PRINT! $1 + up. Talk to the girls in classifieds to purchase yours.

Computer Services

250-763-7114

12/7 A MOBILE COMPUTER TECH. Certified computer technician, virus removal, repairs, upgrades. Let me come to you. (250)-717-6520.

Painting & Decorating

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

Cleaning Services

Contractors Custom blueprints.Visit: wwldesigns.ca Save! Save! Save! JOLA CONTRACTING Affordable Home Improvement Solutions Call (778)215-5115

100% Prestige Painting, European Craftsmanship, Fine Detail work Ext/Int. 250-864-1041 1ST. In customer service, Cando Painting, prof. reliable crew, 15yrs. in business, Int/Ext. Eddie 250-863-3449 Ace of Trades Painting. Winter specials. Free est from 1 room to entire home, 250-878-5540.


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Services

Painting & Decorating DALE’S PAINTING SERVICE. Painting Kelowna a better place since 1982. 862-9333 Specialized painting, murals faux finishes, stenciling, reasonable rates (250)300-4085 WWW.PAINTSPECIAL.COM

Services

Hauling

Plumbing

Rubbish Removal

Feed & Hay

#1 AAA Junk Removal. Anything,Anytime,Anywhere! Construction/Appls. 250-317-0323

GRASS hay for sale, $5/bale plus round bales, $65/bale. Delivery. Call: 250-764-7372

DREGER MECH. Plumbing, Gasfitting, comm/res & reno, ins’d, 24hr. Call 250-575-5878.

Swimming Pools/ Hot Tubs

HAY FOR SALE; Grass or Grass Alfalfa mix, Large square bales, 3x3x8, $160/ton. Round bales $70. each, approx. 800lbs. Delivery avail. on larger orders. 250-8386630 cell 250-804-6720

Roofing & Skylights

2 Coats Any Colour

GERMAN MASTER ROOFER. Free estimate. Call Steffen, 250-863-8224

(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls. Cloverdale Premium Quality Paint. NO PAYMENT, until job is completed!

Pets & Livestock

BAYSIDE Plumbing & Gas Fitting Service. H/W tanks. Qualified & Reliable. 250-317-2279

(1) 250-899-3163

3 Rooms For $299,

Pets & Livestock

RYDER Roofing Ltd. ‘From a hole in your roof to a whole new roof.’ Call: 250-765-3191

Kelowna Pool & Spa Services ***HOT TUB SPECIALISTS*** Phone: 250-765-7677

Tiling

ATTENTION The Capital News cannot be responsible for errors after the first day of publication of any advertisement. Notice of errors on the first day should immediately be called to the attention of the Classified Department to be corrected for the following edition.

LET US HELP YOU

TILE Setter. Artistic Ceramics. Custom tile setting. Call 250870-1009

SELL YOUR CAR!

Pets Mini Dachshund puppies, 1 L/H male & 2 smooth females,1st shots, de-wormed $500 each. 250-260-4074.

Pets & Livestock

Merchandise for Sale

Pets

$200 & Under

Purebred Beagles all females 8 weeks old, $600.ea (250)546-9571

FOUR All Season Tires with studs, P21565 R16, $160 for all 4. Phone: (250)768-3809

Merchandise for Sale

HEAVY Duty Walker in Excellent Condition, $150. Phone: (250)763-0574

$100 & Under

$300 & Under

Christmas Bear Collection for your display, Kids love it! $45 for all. Call: 250-763-3495

Upright Piano & Bench, beautiful tone, light touch, everything works. $300, 766-5654.

$200 & Under

WEIDER Total Gym, Retails $700, Asking $250. Phone: 250-768-3404

12 cu ft. Beaumont Freezer, As New, Phone: 250-768-3404

Chest $165.

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GARAGE DOOR HANDYMAN SERVICES

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HOUSEHOLD SERVICES

LAWN AND GARDEN

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Framing & Foundations Quality workmanship at reasonable rates. Free estimates

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FRAMING

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FLOOR REFINISHING

FENCING

YARD CLEAN UP

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CALL MARC AT 250-801-4298 CALL GISELE AT 250-826-0759

Gates & custom orders, staining.

SAME DAY SERVICE FULLY INSURED FREE ESTIMATES

BOOK YOUR WINTER CLEAN UPS! Lawn Maintenance, Clean-ups, Pruning/Hedges, Rubbish Removal, Fertilizing, Aeration, Odd Jobs.

Call 310-JIMS (5467) www.jimsmowing.ca

Strong Roots Flooring Inc. Wood floor refinishing, supply and installation of flooring

250-808-7668

STRONGROOTS.CA

MOVING/ STORAGE Joe’s Moving Service “The Professionals”

• Local/long distance • Storage Available • No job too small • Free Estimates Call Joe Anytime 250-470-8194

PLUMBING

PAINTING/DECORATING 3 rooms for $299 (2 coats any colour)

DALE’S

862-9333

www.PAINTSPECIAL.com 1.250.899.3163

250-763-7114 and speak with a classified rep today!

FEATURE

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POOL/HOT TUB SERVICES

FOR FREE ESTIMATE

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SERVICES

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SERVICE YOU CAN TRUST

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• Bath Remodels • Decks • Drywall

HOT TUB REPAIRS

• Kitchen Remodels • Painting • Plumbing

• Electrical • Tile Work • To-Do Lists • Much More

MEMBER

Canadian Homebuilders Association

Kelowna • 250-717-5500 kelowna.handymanconnection.com

RUBBISH REMOVAL

No load too small. Local, Long Distance Weekly to Vancouver & Alberta. $49/hr + Up. Lowest Rates Guaranteed Anything, Anywhere, Anytime

250.317.0323

TILE SETTER

Artistic Ceramics

Construction site cleanups to the dump/recycling depot. We haul appliances, household waste & furniture

Licensed, Bonded & Insured

Independently Owned and Locally Operated

WELDING

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Call 250-870-1009

METAL FABRICATION LTD. Fences • Gates • Railings • Security Bars • Cargo Racks • Rollcages • Boat Railings & more. Tube Bending Specialists www.getbentmetalfab.ca

250-863-4418

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$

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Please call a classified representative at

250-763-7114

Bayside Plumbing & Gas Fitting

AFFORDABLE PAINTING

Senior’s Specials Experience & Quality New Homes & Repaints Ceilings Bondable. Insurance Work Call Terry

250-863-9830 or 250-768-1098

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ROOFING

RENOVATIONS QUALITY WORKMANSHIP

FAMILY MOVERS

250-317-0323

EXCELLENT WORKMANSHIP!

New Construction, Renos & Repaints Excellent Rates for Fall/Winter Seasons Discounts up to 20% • WCB Coverage

KELOWNA POOL & SPA

ANYTHING ANYWHERE ANYTIME JUNK REMOVAL

AND DELIVERIES

PA I N T I NG

PAINTING SERVICE

Price includes Cloverdale Premium Quality Paint NO PAYMENT Until Job Is Completed!

To book your space, call

ACE OF TRADES

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Ceiling and trim extra

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250-765-3191

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Construction site cleanups to the dump/recycling depot. We haul appliances, household waste & furniture

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Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Rentals

Rentals

Rentals

Firearms

Heavy Duty Machinery

Misc. for Sale

Houses For Sale

Apt/Condo for Rent

Homes for Rent

Rooms for Rent

CENTRE of Kelowna. New affordable lux 1&2bd, 5appls, ug prking, NS/NP. 250-763-6600. www.rentcentrepoint.com

The City of Kelowna has the following house available for rent: Centrally Located - Redone 3 Bedrm Bungalow, 1 large bath, $1100/month. Applications can be obtained online at www.kelowna.ca under the quick link to Rental Properties or between 8 am to 4 pm on the 4th Floor at City Hall, 1435 Water St. Kelowna, Real Estate & Building Services. The deadline for submission of applications is 4:00pm on Friday, December 14, 2012

ROOMS from $430. No drugs, NP, No parties. 250-860-8106, 250-899-5152, 250-300-9839.

Weber & Markin Gunsmiths, The Best Little Gunshop Around for the Sportsman’s Christmas Wish List, Kel, 4-1691 Powick 250-762-7575, Tues-Sat 10-6 facebook.com/WeberMarkin

Free Items Computer/Laptop desperately needed by Jamaican business student at Okanagan college. Must have Exel 2008 and Microsoft 2008 or better. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Call (250)-763-8003 FREE pick up , appliances or any kind of metal. Call (250)765-9303, 250-212-3122 Free pickup, of aluminum windows, wire, pipe, air conditioners & batteries. 250-717-0581 FREE Pick-up of used bicycles that you no longer want. Ok if need repair 604-800-2104 FREE P/U- Appliances, Rads, Batteries, Old machinery & vehicles. Harley 778-821-1317 FREE. SOFA with matching loveseat & large footstool, maroon colour, needs cleaning, in great shape. (250)768-7013. WANTED : Just moved to Kelowna. Nr downtown area. Free items would be greatly appreciated. Clean bed, queen preferred. Kitchen table & chairs. Clean gently used Couch. 403-763-5285

Firewood/Fuel APPLEWOOD $170, Fir $120 full size P/U, 2/3rds of a cord, split & dry, Free Delivery Ke-

lowna 250-762-7541

Firewood For Sale: Fir Pine. Call: (250)491-4641

&

Furniture VINTAGE ESTATE FURNITURE

Clearance prices on high quality solid wood, leather, antiques and collectibles. Up to 50% off our already low prices. OK Estates Furniture and More. 3292 Highway 97N beside Kelowna Hyundai 250-807-7775 11-5 Tues-Sat. Shop online at okestates.ca

Will pay cash for oversized scrap steel, cats, yarders, saw mill equipment, farm equipment, etc. All insurance in place to work on your property. 250-260-0217

Misc. for Sale ATTENTION The Capital News cannot be responsible for errors after the first day of publication of any advertisement. Notice of errors on the first day should immediately be called to the attention of the Classified Department to be corrected for the following edition. CHILLSPOT IS The Coolest Dog Bed-A new and innovative, thermodynamically cooled dog bed, that enhances the cool tile surfaces our pets rely on during the warm weather months. www.chillspot.biz CORT acoustic steel string guitar with cutaway, grover tuners and Fishman Pickup. Beautiful wood and sound. Must be seen and played to appreciate. $500 Call 250-517-8087 Need Christmas Cash? Lifetime Collector seeks old Antique fishing reels & tackle... Anything fishy! All quality items bought with cash! Please call Craig (250)5428405, 250-308-3742 Recollectables is now open! Collectables, antiques, furniture & quality used goods. 191 Asher Road, 778-753-6169. We buy select items & estates. WANTED : Just moved to Kelowna. Nr downtown area. Free items would be greatly appreciated. Clean bed, queen preferred. Kitchen table & chairs. Clean gently used Couch. 403-763-5285

While we try to ensure all advertisements appearing in the Kelowna Capital News are placed by reputable businesses with legitimate offers, we do caution our readers to undertake due diligence when answering any advertisement, particularly when the advertiser is asking for monies up front. Refund Policy Our ads are non-refundable when booked for less than 4 weeks (12 issues), when cancelling a 4 week ad you will be refunded in weekly increments only, calculated at the appropriate discount level. Refunds not available for 1/2 price promotion.

Misc. Wanted COMICS Wanted, preferrably pre 1965, Action, Western etc. Phone Tom at 250-763-4879 Private Coin Collector Buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins + Chad: 250-863-3082 in Town PURCHASING old Canadian & American coin collections & accumulations. 250-548-3670 RECORDS Wanted, Pandosy Books #138-1889 Springfield Rd. nr. Bulk Foods, 861-4995 WANTED: 4W Walker, Bed assistant rail single cane & treadmill. (250)307-2240 WANTED Dodge Dually 3500 4x4 or 2500,diesel 94-2002 models.Prefer 12v automatic. Bob (403)703-4777

Sporting Goods Weber & Markin Gunsmiths, The Best Little Gunshop Around for the Sportsman’s Christmas Wish List, Kel, 4-1691 Powick 250-762-7575, Tues-Sat 10-6 facebook.com/WeberMarkin

WANTED : Just moved to Kelowna. Nr downtown area. Free items would be greatly appreciated. Clean bed, queen preferred. Kitchen table & chairs. Clean gently used Couch. 403-763-5285

Real Estate Houses For Sale

Heavy Duty Machinery

BUYING or SELLING? For professional info call Grant Assoc. Broker, Premiere Canadian Properties (250)-8626436, FREE Evaluation

Bobcat 1999, 763, 2500 hrs, Good running condition. $11,900. (250)558-9589

ANNOUNCEMENTS Birth • Marriage Engagement In Memoriam 2x2 2x4

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to advertise in the Capital News, the Vernon Morningstar and the Penticton Western News! Call 250-763-7114 or email your ad to

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Mobile Homes & Parks EXCLUSIVE Canadian Built SRI’s in Belaire Estates. Hurry, only 3 lots left! For more information and to view show homes call Lake Country Modular 515 Beaver Lake Road, Kelowna (adjacent to SRI’s factory )1-866-766-2214 www.LCMhomes.com MOVE into your Brand New home before Xmas & get 6 Whirlpool appliances FREE. 3 bedroom, 2 bath California drywall homes. #1317 SIERRAS $159,900.00 #606 SIERRAS $169,900.00 #601 SIERRAS $209,900.00 or pre owned 2001 Westpoint 4 bedroom, 2 bath home @ $658.27 per month OAC. Good clean condition. Accent Homes 250-769-6614

Mr. Mobile Home Certified Factory Outlet. Featuring SIERRAS family community, or single and multi-section homes for your property. 250-769-6614 www.accenthomes.ca WOW economical living in East Kelowna adult park. 2 bedrm, 2 bath home backs on to open land, w/covered deck, appliances, lawn shed and clean as a whistle. MLS# 10056571 $37,000. Ph Allyn Bentz Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty 250-470-2413

Other Areas 20 ACRES FREE! Buy 40-Get 60 acres. $0-Down, $168/mo. Money Back Guarantee. NO CREDIT CHECKS. Beautiful Views. Roads/Surveyed. Neaer El Paso, Texas. Call 1800-843-7537. www.sunsetranches.com

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent FURN’d Lrg 1 bdrm Condo, Ambrosi Rd, Kel., Nicely Furn’d, 3rd flr, lrg deck great view, gym, 2 U.G. Parking Stalls, NS. NP. Avail. Jan 1st, $1350. Rent negot. (778)437-2143 geodon11@yahoo.ca

Apt/Condo for Rent

Only

23

(+HST)

per column inch

42.00 84.00

$

1&2 Bdrm Cottages Dec -April 2013 Beachfront, Peachland. $825 & $950 - furnished, cable & utils. incl’d, NS, Pet Friendly! Negot. on length of stay. 250-808-7988 or email: epiphany1771@gmail.com Small furnished cabin at Idabel Lake, 1/2 hr Big White Close to KVR $75 per nite $300 week $600 mon 4.(250)807-7921

Duplex / 4 Plex 4- 2bd West Kel., units. 2 avail 15th Dec. others avail 1st of Jan. Each reno’d. 5 appls.incl new w/d., prkg, NS. NP. $750$975 +utils. 250-767-6330 Avail now, 2bd tri-plex end unit on acreage in Rutland. Bright, clean, F/S, W/D, NS, NP. $775 + utils.250-491-0303 Avail now, Ground floor, 1bd, near KLO college, 1bath, 4appl’s, cov’d patio & storage. $900 utils incl. NP, ref’s req’d. 250-861-9013, 250-878-2049

Mobile Homes & Pads Available Immediately. Exceptional 3bdrm, 2bath mobile home in quiet Kelowna West Estates, 610 Katherine Rd. 5 appl’s, $1400 + utils. Call 250769-0109 or 250-878-9970

Homes for Rent 1BD Cottage in Country setting with scenic view, just 5 min. from Orchard Park. Quiet clean. Small Pet negot. NS $795 + utils Available Dec 1 Call (250)762-6627p 2 BD Carriage DT Kelowna NP, NS, 5 Appls, Park, $1200 + Util. Jan 1. 250-860-2646 3bdrm, 2bath house in Lake Country. Fenced yard, Sauna FP. 5 appl’s, lrg deck with lake view, NS, pets neg. $1500 + utils. Avail Asap 250-212-2603 4bdrm, 2 bath, 4 appliances, window blinds, carport. Avail Dec 1, Phone: 250-860-8583

While we try to ensure all advertisements appearing in the Kelowna Capital News are placed by reputable businesses with legitimate offers, we do caution our readers to undertake due diligence when answering any advertisement, particularly when the advertiser is asking for monies up front. Refund Policy Our ads are non-refundable when booked for less than 4 weeks (12 issues), when cancelling a 4 week ad you will be refunded in weekly increments only, calculated at the appropriate discount level. Refunds not available for 1/2 price promotion. Winfield, 3 bdrm, 2 bath house, quiet area, $1295 + util.,n/s, n/p,250-548-3378.

Office/Retail Retail, Office or Fitness, newly reno’d, main floor, Avail now, 1300sqft,ample parking, Westbank Town Centre, 718-9083

Rooms for Rent Room for rent: $475 & small trailer,$500. Mature mail only, tv/cbl/utils incl’d. lndry, 250861-8907, 250-899-1235

Apt/Condo for Rent

1Bdrm in Westbank, Fully Furn’d Share Kitchen, W/D, Cable, Int. & Utils Incl’d. $575 + DD. Call (250)-768-8930

WANTED quiet responsible roommate, semi furnished, wifi, shr’d kitchen/bathrm/livinrm. NP Rutland $525/mo Ref’s Req’d. DD. (250)-763-7010

Suites, Lower

1BDRM Clean & Quiet. Glenmore area. Close to schools, plaza bus rte. NP. NS. $700 utils included. (250)712-0466

2BD bsmt suite in N. Rutland. Near schools & shops. NS, NP, no laundry, $850 incl utils. Call 250-491-1829

$900/MO incl. Utilities, Bright 2bdrm furnished in Winfield, L. View, Max 2 occ., n/s, n/p, no parties pls, 250-317-1980

Clean & bright, 2bdrm, 1 bath, available ASAP. Located in Rutland area. Includes fridge, stove & lndry. Nice patio area with backyard, no pets. $850 incl utils. Call: (250)317-8178

Completely furnished. Priv bdrm/livingroom Share kitchen, laundry room, bathroom & lovely yard. Price incl’s all utils & cable $775 250-718-7455

GLENROSA - Spacious 2 bedroom suite on bus route. Lots of storage. Washer and Dryer. Includes Hydro and Natural Gas. $750. (250)7682544 or email at rm_english@shaw.ca

NEW 1bdrm + den. Utils & int incl’d, NP & No parties. Avail now, $800, 250-763-7553

RUTLAND 1bd Daylight incl utils/wi-fi. Avail now, NP. NS. Parkng. $750 (250)-491-0917

Apt/Condo for Rent

BEST DEALS IN KELOWNA!

Affordable 1, 2 & 3 Bdrms. AC, near schools, shopping & bus route. Insuite laundry H.Up’s. Across from Park. Clean Quiet & Spacious. Sorry NO Pets. Well Managed Building (250)-861-5605 or (250)-861-5657

For Sale By Owner

For Sale By Owner

Apt/Condo for Rent

“Local Produce at Your Doorstep”

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$

Cottages / Cabins

Shared Accommodation

Fresh From the Fields

EMPLOYMENT $

FOR LEASE 1000 sq.ft. Office Trailer fully serviced on fenced 1/2 acre. Zoned Heavy Industrial Including Auto Wrecking. $3000 triple net incl. Fenced 1/2 acre service industrial lot available. Central Westside Location. will build to suit. 250-769-7424

Rutland furn’d rooms for working man, 30+, livingrm, TV, kitchen, lndry, utils incl, $400 & $525 + DD. 250-215-1561

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3bdrm, 2 bath, jetted tub, lg house/lot, priv beach, 5-appl, f/p, 4 car carport, term lease, n/s, pets neg. Avail Dec 1. $1850+util. (250)306-3511

AFTER SCHOOL Activities Guide Play Soccer! 1 issue $28.56 (+HST) Have Fun! 3 issues $66.00 (+HST) Call Dave 12 issues $192.00 (+HST) @ 250-555-(kick) to register

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Spudnik came to the shelter due to unfortunate circumstances, and is patiently waiting for his forever home. He would do best in a quieter environment with older children. Please research the species before adopting, that way you can give Spudnik the best care possible. Please come down and ask the staff for an introduction if you can offer him the loving home he deserves.

Cookie was found in the Rock Creek area. She is very mellow, quiet and loving and is patiently waiting for a new home...possibly with other felines...where she can socialize and be adored. Cookie will fit into anyones house as she is very easy to get along with. Please ask the staff if you would like to spend some time getting to know her. Came in as a stray

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Came in as a stray

(L to R:) Jan Johnson (Cent OK Dog Agility Club), Suzanne Pugh (SPCA) and Lorna Rowland (Cent OK Dog Agility Club)

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Jessica will be spayed prior to adoption, as she doesn’t want any more baby bunnies. She can be handled and cuddled and will adjust nicely to a warm comfortable home. It is important that you give her enough space so that she can exercise properly and not become bored. If you have the right environment for this little cutie, come down and spend some time getting to know her. Came in as a stray

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December 2012

■ 5TH ANNUAL PRODUCTION

A Charlie Brown Christmas

will warm your heart Meet the players: Charlie Brown, Sally, Freida and Violet It Perry Fafard, Rhonda evening shows have been

By Justin Laverdiere It all started a few years ago in grade one, when I watched the first Glenmore ‘’CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS SHOW’’. After the performance, I thought I would like to be ‘’CHARLIE BROWN’’ in the show. In grade five I got so excited because I was old enough to work as a member of the stage crew. The following year, my dream came true; I was going to be ‘’CHARLIE BROWN’’. I have really spent a great deal of time preparing and can’t wait to get up on stage in front of my family and friends.

By Taylor Fafard I am very excited about the Glenmore Charlie Brown Christmas Show because it brings our whole community together. I can remember in grade three how excited I was to be a part of such an incredible production. Look at me now I am able to stand on stage and be Sally, Charlie’s sweet little sister. And I am looking forward to the big show. See ya there!

By Julia Redden I’ve enjoyed being a part of The Charlie Brown Christmas Play. The cast is made up of Grade six students and we have to rehearse lots but we have fun doing it even when we need to be serious. I enjoy being on stage but sometimes it can be frightening. We all try not to think of it as frightening but as an amazing experience! Rehearsals are really coming together and we are getting better and better each time. Everyone is improving as we get closer to the Charlie Brown Christmas play. I can’t wait until I get on stage!

By Teagan Milligan I like being in Charlie Brown because you finally get to perform in front a crowd and you get to work with friends from school. It’s a big change from being in the choir to being an actor – and it’s fun working with people like Terry outside of the school - and I am gaining more confidence through Charlie Brown.”

Draper and Doug Obst are three of the many teachers involved in putting on the heart-warming production of Charlie Brown’s Christmas at the Community Theater, Dec. 11 at 6:00 and 7:30 pm. For the past five years they have witnessed hundreds of students grow in confidence, team skills, focus and stage presence as they practiced their musical and dramatic skills for the big stage. With the funds they have raised through dress rehearsals, this project has given to the global community, raising thousands for Niteo, (www. niteoafrica.org) a local organization which supports literacy projects in Uganda. Any profits from the

reinvested locally at their school, improving arts opportunities for all students. This is the power of the arts at work in our communities through the commitment of teachers such as these. We thank local businesses like Earl’s Restaurant on Bernard and all the Bean Scene Coffee Houses in town which, each year, have supported our efforts. You enjoyed it as a kid, now share it with your family! Tickets can be purchased at The Bean Scene Coffee Houses or at Glenmore Elementary for $10. They will also be available at the door if we aren’t sold out.

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Big thanks to Terry Dyck: a volunteer with a huge and giving heart Terry Dyck has been volunteering as a drama coach at Glenmore Elementary for the past five years. He comes during his lunch hours to partner with teachers and help them in putting on a community quality show. The show is an amazing experience in itself, but the journey getting there develops our students in countless ways. We thank Terry for the five years of volunteering that he has given our community. We wish him well as he moves to Indonesia! Here are his parting words:

Being involved as a volunteer at Glenmore Elementary has been a rewarding and enriching experience. I would encourage people from our community to invest in the lives of young people through opportunities like I have been given at the school. Not only has it been gratifying to witness students thrive in the arts, but also to see them gain personal confidence and develop leadership and team skills. It has been a lot of fun! I am energized by the zeal and the “let’s try it” attitude of the

students and teachers involved in this production. The Charlie Brown Christmas production has given a variety of young people a ‘bigger’ experience. Bigger experiences on a community stage, with higher production values and exposure to live theatre that are not always available in many places. Opportunities like these allow students to ‘dream big.’ It has been a privilege, and I have been humbled by the trust afforded to me by teachers, parents and administrators to

work with the students. Volunteering has given me a great appreciation for the hard work and commitment of these community leaders who diligently labour to give the students the best opportunities to thrive and explore their potential. I believe that, as we engage with our community and serve one another, we build a more vibrant, healthy and enjoyable community to live and grow with. Find a place to volunteer!


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CUISINE from Jude’s kitchen kids' kitchen Can you imagine a book full of recipes for every meal of the day, plus snacks and desserts, that kids can make without using sharp knives, stovetops or motorized appliances? Look no further. Jennifer Low has written a new book called Everyday Kitchen for Kids published by Whitecap Books that offers exactly that, with 100 recipes youngsters can really make. And it’s true. Our 11-year-old granddaughter was over for the weekend, and she made most of the meals, with just a little guidance from Gran. It was terrific. First, she made us Fin-Tastic Fish Fillets, page 80, for dinner, with Smashed Mini Potatoes, page 36, and microwaved fresh green beans, for supper. It was all delicious and not a crumb was left. The next day, she practiced making some Christmas treats, including a simple, but delectable bite called Cookie Tortoises, page 167, which everyone agreed were both cute and tasty. For breakfast, we broke the rule about motorized appliances and used a blender to make a delicious smoothy with yogurt, orange juice and frozen blueberries. Yum. Jennifer gives very clear instructions, including a list of what supplies will be needed to make each recipe, so kids can find out for themselves that preparing simple meals and snacks from scratch using healthy ingredients tastes better, is more satisfying and is better for you than using mixes and prepared foods—or than eating out all the time! If you let kids help out in the kitchen, they not only learn how to feed themselves, which is a vital lesson for every youngster, but they also begin to appreciate the flavour of freshness, the cost of ingredients, how to substitute, the value of cooking and a bit about nutrition and balanced meals. Letting youngsters help with the meals can also take some of the pressure off the other cooks in the family, with some of the prep work done by those younger members of the family. There are lots of recipes that can also be used by younger members of the family in my book, Jude’s Kitchen, which is available wherever books are sold. Both would make great gifts for anyone who enjoys eating good food.

Parmesan Puffs

These look like they would make terrific appetizers for when company drops by, or a breakfast nibble with fresh fruit and yogurt. soft butter for muffin pan 3 tbsp. (45 ml) flour 2 tbsp. (30 ml) grated parmesan cheese 3/4 tsp. (4 ml) white sugar 1/4 tsp. (1 ml) garlic powder 1/4 tsp. (1 ml) dry mustard big pinch of salt tiny pinch of cayenne pepper 1/2 c. (125 ml) cream cheese 1/2 c. (125 ml) ricotta cheese 1 egg yolk Pre-heat the oven to 350 F. Use a pastry brush or scrunched-up piece of plastic wrap to generously butter 12 minimuffin cups. Set aside. In a bowl, mix the flour, parmesan cheese, sugar, garlic powder, dry mustard, salt, and if you like, cayenne pepper (wash your fingers

after touching the cayenne.) Set aside. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the cream cheese at half power to soften it (about one minute). Use the back of a wooden spoon to cream together the cream cheese and ricotta, then mix in the egg yolk until smooth. Use a baking spatula to gradually stir the flour mixture into the cheese mixture. Mix into a thick, smooth batter. Scrape the sticky ingredients off the spatula with a dinner knife to make sure everything is well-blended.Use an ordinary teaspoon to scoop the batter into the 12 mini-muffin cups. Fill each cup up to the rim. You might even get an extra one or two. Use your finger to push the batter off the spoon into the cups. It doesn’t matter if the batter is bumpy and uneven on top. Bake in the middle rack of the oven for 30 minutes or until the puffs are golden and, well, puffed! Cool until slightly warm before lifting the puffs out of the cups using the tip of a dinner knife. Makes about 12.

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Cookie Tortoises

These little bites are easy to make and provide a taste bud-tingling combination of chocolate, peanut butter cookie and crunchy nut base. They’re very quick to make and would keep in the refrigerator for a week or so, if you had them under lock and key. We prefer pecans to walnuts, so substituted them. 3 tbsp. (45 ml) smooth peanut butter 3 tbsp. (45 ml) packed brown sugar 1 egg yolk 24 walnut halves 24 chocolate baking wafers

Pre-heat the oven to 325 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a bowl, use a wooden spoon to mix the peanut butter, brown sugar and egg yolk into a smooth, glossy, soft peanut butter dough. Pinch off pieces of the cookie dough to fill a half-teaspoon, packed down and levelled off, then roll the dough into balls. If the dough is too soft to roll, mix in another tablespoon of brown sugar.

(We skipped the ball step after the first couple, and slid the dough out of the spoon, upside down onto the nut and pressed it down.) Place each cookie dough ball onto a walnut half, then gently flatten it onto the nut with the palm of your hand until the dough is a quarter-inch thick and covers the top of the walnut half. Do this with all 24 nuts. Place the dough-topped walnut halves an inch apart on the parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake on the middle rack of the oven for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven, but leave the oven on, and cool until the baking sheet is safe to work with. Place one chocolate wafer on top of each dough-topped walnut. Put the baking sheet back into the oven for one minute to slightly melt the chocolate onto the peanut butter cookie layer. Cool the cookies to room temperature, then chill in the fridge for five minutes to firm up the chocolate before eating. Makes 24 Cookie Tortoises.

Contact Jude’s Kitchen at The Kelowna Capital News, 2495 Enterprise Way, Kelowna, B.C. , V1X 7K2; jsteeves@kelownacapnews.com

Some simple guidelines for readers of Jude's Kitchen

There are some basics about my cooking that you should know about in using the recipes created for Jude’s Kitchen. *I mean a large egg when a recipe calls for an egg *usually, butter and margarine are interchangeable *usually, salt and pepper is added to your taste *I generally use sea salt *fresh ingredients top frozen or canned

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