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A VISIT WITH SANTA — Hugo, a 10-month-old miniature golden retriever, poses for a picture Saturday with Santa at Total Pet. The pet-friendly photo sessions were a fundraiser for the AlleyCATS Alliance Society, a non-profit that helps rescue and rehabilitate kitties throughout the Okanagan.
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A funeral will be held Saturday to remember Alfredo Bonaldi, whose death last week triggered another investigation into his care at Summerland Seniors Village. The 91-year-old passed away 12 days after he was rushed to hospital in Penticton suffering the effects of a suspected case of food poisoning, which left him near death after spending three days alone and uncared for in his room. Bonaldi was a resident on the assisted-living side of Summerland Seniors Village where he received twicedaily meals and housekeeping service. His absence at meal times should have prompted a well-being check by staff, but didn’t. After being discovered Nov. 25 by son-in-law Gil Inglis, Bonaldi was treated in hospital for a staph infection, salmonella poisoning and kidney failure, and showed some signs of improvement before he died on Dec. 7. Shortly afterwards, the hospital referred the case to the B.C. Coroners Service, which probes all unnatural, unexpected or unexplained deaths in the province. “The investigation is still in its preliminary stages, and it is too early to comment on reports of potential problems arising from Mr. Bonaldi’s stay at the Summerland care home,” B.C. Coroners Service spokesperson Barbara McLintock said in a press release. She also noted that the investigation will result in either a publicly available report or an inquest. “In either case, the mandate of the Coroners Service is not to ﬁnd fault or lay blame, but it may make recommendations to try to prevent future deaths in similar circumstances.” Both the Ministry of Health and Interior Health, which has placed a consultant at the site to ensure patient safety, had already begun investigations into Bonaldi’s care at Summerland Seniors Village prior to his death and will carry on with those probes. Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid said in an interview Tuesday she remains “very concerned” about Bonaldi’s case and said his passing will make the investigation more difﬁcult. Like the coroner, the ministry is trying to determine
what went wrong and if, and how, similar incidents can be avoided in the future, and the eventual ﬁndings may very well have provincial implications, MacDiarmid added. Bonaldi’s wife was also a patient at the care home and died in August two days afAlfredo Bonaldi ter she had surgery to repair a broken leg that Inglis said resulted when she was dropped by staff who failed to report the injury for a week. Retirement Concepts, which operates the facility, apologized to the family in a letter dated Dec. 7 and signed by president Azim Jamal and vice-president Tony Baena. “We sincerely apologize to you and your family for all you have gone through over the past several weeks and months as a result of what happened to your parents at our facility,” the executives said in the letter. It goes on to note that thanks to information brought forward by the family, “we now know that errors were made by our staff in reporting the injury to your mother.” “In your father’s case, there was an obvious breakdown in communication that resulted in his absence from meals going unreported for several days before he was found in his room,” the letter continued. “Unfortunately, even the best policies and procedures cannot eliminate human error. Nevertheless, we will continue to strive to improve our systems and staff training so we can reduce human error to an absolute minimum.” Inglis said the family appreciated the company’s apology, but Retirement Concepts brass “have been trying to cover themselves.” He said Bonaldi’s three daughters “feel they’ve been let down” by the system that regulates care homes, and will press for whatever legislative changes may be required to prevent other families from losing their loved ones under similar circumstances. “It’s not over yet,” Inglis said. Bonaldi’s funeral is set for Saturday at 11 a.m. at Holy Child Catholic Church in Summerland and is open to the public.
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Church sets table for Christmas feast Kristi Patton Western News Staff
It is one evening of time and some planning, but for those less fortunate in the community a free community Christmas dinner means so much. Tonight Victory Church opens their doors to reach out to those who may not otherwise have an opportunity to experience the spirit of Christmas. “Giving back is the bonus,” said Pastor Trevor Hoffman. “We like to do whatever we can because we love this city. It really isn’t much to us because it is just one dinner, just one evening of volunteer work and some planning. For those that come for the dinner it can mean so much. It is a really good time and nice to sit down to dinner.” Prior to the inaugural community Christmas dinner, Victory Church hosted a Christmas banquet with a speaker and charged people money to attend. “Last year we thought to heck with that, let’s just buy a bunch of turkeys and feed everyone that comes,” said Hoffman. This year ham and all the trimmings of a Christmas dinner are be-
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PaStOr trevOr HOffmaN of victory Church is gearing up with a bunch of volunteers to serve a few hundred people at the community Christmas dinner for those in need on Wednesday at the church.
ing offered on the menu for free to whoever wants to come. “We are downtown where a lot
of people are and right near the Soup Kitchen, who do all the lunches and that is huge, so we thought
we would do a dinner,” said Hoffman. Catering staff from Charles
Manor, a retirement centre in close proximity to the church, is volunteering their time and commercial kitchen to prepare all the meat. Besides the dinner, there will be prize draws from Penticton businesses that have donated to the cause including Wal-Mart, Superstore and Little Caesars. Members of the church have also been preparing goodie bags with homemade baked goods to be handed out to those in attendance. Donated clothing the church has been collecting will be available for those who need it to take with them. Hoffman said he expects to feed even more people than they did last year and hopes to continue with a weekly dinner for those less fortunate. “We have already been planning to do a weekly dinner and a movie thing for anyone that would like to come. It probably won’t be as lavish as this, but it will be fun,” he said. Victory Church is holding the free Christmas community dinner on Wednesday at their location at 352 Winnipeg St. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and seating will be available on a first come, first served basis.
South Okanagan awaits word on major projects Joe Fries Western News Staff
Two major projects in the South Okanagan remain in limbo pending funding decisions from the provincial government, and the area’s men in Victoria have asked their local counterparts for continued patience. But Liberal MLAs Bill Barisoff and John Slater offered little in the way of new information on a proposed new jail in Oliver and hospital expansion in Penticton during their appearance last week at a board meeting of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen. RDOS directors were told the proposed $300-million expansion of Penticton Regional Hospital is still awaiting a decision from the Treasury Board, but Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid, who took over the portfolio in September, is scheduled to tour the
facility today. “I think it’s an indication that she knows the priority of it, she knows our priorities of it. I think we’ve got lots of things happening in the South Okanagan that lend itself to the need,” said Barisoff, the MLA for Penticton. Barisoff added that he and Slater have worked hard to ensure the two previous health ministers also knew the importance of PRH expansion. But despite the local duo’s efforts, and the project’s spot atop Interior Health’s wish list, the last round of regional hospital funding went to Kamloops in July. “Kamloops was a bit of a surprise to a lot of the MLAs in the Okanagan, to be honest with you,” said Slater, who represents Boundary-Similkameen. Summerland Mayor Janice Perrino, who chairs the Okanagan-Similkameen Regional Hospital District, told the MLAs that the area is due for some capital dollars.
According to figures she compiled, over the past decade, the North Okanagan has received capital funding for health care totalling about $92 per person, the Central Okanagan has received $108 and the South Okanagan $22. Vernon and Kelowna received significant hospital upgrades, she noted, as should Penticton. “It’s about fairness,” said Perrino, who has already lined up $140 million locally for PRH expansion and is seeking the additional $160 million from Victoria. Meanwhile, Osoyoos Mayor Stu Wells wanted to know how flagging provincial finances might affect the funding decision needed to begin work on the Okanagan Regional Correctional Centre, which is supposed to open just north of Oliver in 2016. “When we still have these shortfalls coming in and the finance minister saying it’s going to get tough, I guess my question is:
Where does that leave the correction facility?” Wells asked. Slater said neither he nor Barisoff sits on Treasury Board so they’re “not privy to the weights and balances” that affect such decisions. But he assured that the jail, which the province announced in February 2012 would be sited on Osoyoos Indian Band property, is still on the government’s radar. “It’s still there. It’s a priority for the province. They need the facility, too…. It’s not just a gift to the South Okanagan. It’s a facility that’s needed in the province. So they’re still looking at it and it’s still way up there on the priority list,” Slater said. A briefing note prepared for the Treasury Board in November 2011 and obtained by the Western News pegged the total capital cost of the new 360-cell jail at $273.5 million and estimated its annual operating cost at $60 million.
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Ashton said that during his 11year tenure he has missed just two RDOS board meetings: one when he was in hospital and the other when he was representing the regional district at a meeting elsewhere. “In both cases, the vice-chair has always made it a seamless transition and I’m sure the same will take place in the two meetings I’ll be missing in the early spring” during the provincial election campaign, he said. Ashton intends to take leaves of absence from both his city and RDOS duties during the election, and promised to stay focused on local issues until then. “I have a job to do as the mayor of Penticton and the regional district,” he said afterwards. Asked how he could be tough with a provincial government of which he might soon be a member, Ashton said his allegiance is here right now because “I’m not part of that government at this time.”
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he RCMP CounterAttack road check program in December is a Christmas holiday tradition. But far too many residents of the South Okanagan and Southern Interior still haven’t got the message. B.C.’s CounterAttack program is in its 35th year with the December campaign underway. The province’s tougher roadside penalties on drinking and driving are responsible for a drop in alcohol-related crashes and are estimated to have saved 104 lives since September 2010. Yet, some drivers still operate a vehicle under the inﬂuence of alcohol or drugs, believing nothing can happen to them or that they won’t get caught. But drinking and driving carries consequences. Whether it’s a small fender-bender, an arrest and driving suspension or a serious crash that claims your life or that of an innocent person — it’s only a matter of time before someone pays the price. There was a time when impaired driving was considered acceptable behaviour. Thankfully, we’ve come a long way from that. The odds are getting better that if you drink and drive, you will get caught. But there are still too many risking their lives and those of others on B.C. roads. Statistics released by ICBC show that, between 2007 and 2011, there were an average of 36 impaired-related crashes in the Southern Interior. That’s the most of B.C.’s four regions (32PENTICTON in Lower WESTERN Mainland, 25 in North Central and 21 on Vancouver Island). Police will again be out in force this Christmas season, again driving home the message that we all need to take to heart: Don’t drink and drive. Plan ahead, use alternate transportation or use a designated driver. Let’s all have a safe Christmas season.
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Clean LNG can still be done On Friday, as the federal government was giving the green light to a Malaysian investment of billions more into northern B.C.’s liqueﬁed natural gas megaproject, Coastal First Nations chiefs held their quarterly board meeting in Vancouver. These are now the most powerful aboriginal leaders in North America, bankrolled by U.S. environmental groups and their wealthy charity foundation backers as guardians of the Great Bear Rainforest. A major topic was the Haisla Nation, the Kitimat partner that abruptly quit its voluntary association with the Haida, Gitga’at and other communities over its plans to develop LNG exports. This discord comes at a bad time. Premier Christy Clark has bet heavily on LNG, not just for her government’s future, but the industrial and economic direction of the province for decades to come. Initial press reports were misleading. One had it that Haisla Chief Councillor Ellis Ross, the B.C. government’s key ally on LNG, was “buddying up” with the Harper government on the Enbridge oil pipeline proposed
B.C. Views to go to Kitimat, in the heart of Coastal First Nations territory. Not so. Both Ross and Coastal First Nations executive director Art Sterritt conﬁrmed to me that they remain solidly against the Enbridge proposal. The disagreement is over how to power the processing of LNG, which the Haisla are pioneering with provincial assistance. Sterritt said the Haisla and the rest of the group were in agreement until a few weeks ago. The plan was to follow Clark’s solemn vow to make B.C. LNG the “greenest” in the world. All parties acknowledge that some of B.C.’s shale gas will
have to be burned to process and ship LNG to Asia. The initial idea was that one or two natural gas-ﬁred power plants would be built, eventually backing up wind, small hydro and other renewable supplies. BC Hydro has 600 megawatts available from its dams, which would require new transmission capacity up to Kitimat to help run the ﬁrst two LNG plants proposed in partnership with the Haisla. Then the play got bigger. The B.C. government transferred Crown land on Douglas Channel to the Haisla for an LNG project planned by Shell, PetroChina and Korea Gas. And Sterritt said he started getting signals from Victoria that the industry doesn’t want to buy power from outside producers to drive LNG cooling and compression. Instead they wanted to power it directly with gas, using equipment called “mechanical drives” rather than electrical drives. In a letter to Haisla members explaining why he quit the Coastal First Nations, Ross said he was insulted by Sterritt’s comments that the Haisla were choosing “the dirtiest way possible” to ship LNG. Ross noted
that emissions would be about the same if gas is burned in the LNG plant or in a power plant nearby. That’s true, but Sterritt points out a critical difference. If LNG producers are allowed to use single-purpose mechanical drives, no renewable energy can ever be added. And as more LNG producers rush into B.C., reserves that would have lasted 75 to 100 years could be depleted in 30. And when the gas is gone? “These big, hulking plants that are going to be in Kitimat are just going to be sitting there, rotting,” Sterritt said. “It happens all over the world.” B.C.’s clean energy plan envisions extending the BC Hydro grid, developing run-of-river and wind farms such as the big offshore proposal off Haida Gwaii, and ultimately a future beyond oil and gas. Now, in their rush to develop LNG, Clark and Energy Minister Rich Coleman seem poised to abandon that strategy. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews. com. firstname.lastname@example.org
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In the Nov. 30 Western, I read with interest and amusement, comments made by Dave Stigant about how unfair my comparative analogies were. It seems that he may have missed my point. However, I stand by what I wrote and the way things were presented. The political game, irrespective of the arena, be it governmental or business bureaucracy, is one that very often is convoluted, one-sided, defaming and a plethora of other descriptive adjectives before any resolution is reached. One might think that he, having been a part of that, should realize this. I remain on point, that irrespective of any comparisons I made concerning the impasse of the government and BCTF and that of hockey’s major domos and the players is referring to the fact that the actions or lack of action on either side’s part has a direct impact on society in general. Evidently, that point was missed for some reason or other. I particularly enjoyed and was amused by the reference to “wasted ink.” Opinions are like noses, if you will, we all have one. How we give our opinions is up to us just as aromas that we like, we savour, while those that we don’t, we avoid or move away from. In that light, I proffer the following: I read with interest the Western News, the lines by Dave Stigant going on about wasted ink. I thought about his rant and I began to muse, about his reasons for his rantings and raising such a stink.
nocent unarmed Iranian civilians will die. Since Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the U.S. has worn the moral responsibility for using nuclear weapons on civilians. Does Israel want to join the club? “Israeli people have said since the end of the Second World War there will never be another holocaust.” Definition of the word “holocaust”: “n. complete or total destruction by, or as by, fire.” There were a number of holocausts committed in the Second World War. Two of them (among others) were the nuclear holocausts of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Would the Jewish community of Israel, who are the survivors — and descendants of survivors — of the Holocaust (or Shoah) of the Second World War, want their government to commit another (nuclear) holocaust against fellow Jews — the famous ancient Persian Jewish community of Iran — along with Iranian civilians? Those Christians who know their Bible should be familiar with the Persian Jews from the Book of Esther: The Persian Jewish community goes back to Cyrus the Great — over 500 years before the birth of Christ. “If Syria attacks Israel on the Golan Heights, Iran, being an ally, will support Syria... If Syria uses chemical weapons or the Iranians use nuclear weapons...” Let’s get some facts straight: Fact #1: The Israeli government wants war with Iran. Fact #2: Syria is an ally of Iran. Fact
Since reading Dave’s diatribe on what’s important to the press, I find that all his ramblings he deems to be so essential. That what I say and what I write has caused him some distress, he makes mountains out of molehills and they seem so inconsequential. Just like him, I’ve been in the trenches and realize what’s at stake. I’ve watched so many changes and some come and others go. Sometimes it was so difficult to know which road to take, when wrong was right and right was wrong how could anyone really know. In this country we call Canada we can speak and write for free, the privileges to which I refer are bastions of this land. They were hard fought for by our forbearers to allow democracy. Because of this we’ve come to know that we can take a stand. In reflecting on the things I wrote about the teacher/hockey thing. Both sides are wearing armour while each looks for a chink. Meanwhile the balance of society is dangled on a string. And Dave, I’ll keep on writing as you aren’t paying for my ink. Ron Barillaro Penticton
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#3: If Israel goes to war with Iran, Israel would have to contend with Iran’s sole ally, Syria. How could Israel effectively neutralize Syria? Have the Mossad (along with the Pentagon-CIA and other intelligence agencies) create instability through illegal regime change (like they did in Libya) and civil war. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has his hands too full right now just trying to stay alive and in power to even think about offering assistance should Israel attack Iran, much less contemplate an invasion of Israel. With all of Israel’s threats to Iran, would Iran launch a preemptive nuclear strike? Iran does not have nuclear weapons. Even if it did, a pre-emptive strike would not eliminate Israel’s ability to respond. Israel has nuclear armed submarines from which they could launch counterstrikes. Although Iraq and Iran are signatories to the 1925 Geneva Protocol on chemical and bacteriological warfare, Iraq used chemical weapons against Iran during the Iran-Iraq War (198088.) Iran did not respond in kind. Iran did not use chemical or biological weapons even though they had them. Would Iran use such weapons against Israel? If history is anything to go by, not likely. Paul Demetrick Penticton
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The 2nd Penticton Scout group participated in the 2012 Santa Claus Parade with their Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers. Our float was designed and set up by the Scouts, Venturers and Leaders. The younger Cubs and Beavers children enjoyed participating in the parade with their leaders and some parents. We all are very happy and feel honoured to have received the second place as Santa’s Choice in the parade. We will be in Cherry Lane shopping centre on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. to raise funds so we can participate in the Canadian Jamboree in Alberta this summer. We will also be happy to answer any questions and to accept new registrations. We are offering a special half-year rate for families who want to join Scouts now. Register by Feb. 1, 2013 for an $85 for membership until Aug. 1, and try it out up to three times in January for free.
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Ernie Slump disagrees with Alex Atamanenko’s appraisal that after the Nov. 6 U.S. election, the world became a much safer place. I’m sorry, but I’m unable to follow the author’s contorted and contradictory pretzel logic. “Of all President Barack Obama’s mistakes, his worst during his first term was to throw Israel under the bus.” How is saving Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from launching a criminal (possibly nuclear) war of aggression against the people of Iran “throwing Israel under the bus”? “Obama made very clear how much he disrespects Israel...” Actually, it was current Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey who showed ‘disrespect’ first by saying no to Israel over U.S. participation in an attack on Iran. This was back on Aug. 30, 2012. “Had Obama maintained the historically strong U.S.-Israeli alliance, meaning the Americans would support Israel in an air strike against Iran, nuclear weapons would not necessarily be used.” There is absolutely no guarantee of this. Consensus among credible military and intelligence analysts is that Israel will certainly not be able to destroy all of Iran’s nuclear facilities. Even with U.S. assistance, all of Iran’s facilities will still not be destroyed. Nuclear weapons are WMDs as they cannot be contained to the battlefield. If nuclear weapons are used, in-
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A woman has been charged with the robbery of a Penticton fast food restaurant. RCMP responded to a robbery at the Subway restaurant on Martin Street on Dec. 6 at approximately 7 a.m. Sgt. Rick Dellebuur said investigation revealed that a middle-aged female wearing a mask entered the Subway with a knife and demanded money. The woman then departed with a small amount of cash. Later that same day RCMP responded to another disturbance involving a female that was “acting very unusual.” Dellebuur said investigators were able to determine the female involved in the disturbance was the same female involved in the Subway robbery. A 46-year-old woman, whose name was not released by RCMP, was arrested. She has been released to appear in Penticton court in January 2013.
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A baby was found in a Penticton hotel room where RCMP executed a search warrant that also turned up methamphetamine and drug trafficking paraphernalia. Penticton RCMP Drug Task Force officers arrested Brody Raymond Murray on four drug trafficking and weapons charges on Dec. 6. The 22-year-old Penticton man was arrested outside of a shopping mall for allegedly trafficking methamphetamine and being in possession of a large canister of bear spray. Cpl. Brad Myhre said after the arrest a drug search warrant was executed at a Penticton hotel room in the 1400 block of Main Street where the officers found three adults and the seven-month-old baby. From the initial arrest and the from the motel room, Myhre said various quantities of meth and drug trafficking paraphernalia were seized. Murray was remanded into custody on his charges and the three adults in the hotel room were later released with no charges. Myhre said Murray is eligible for the new mandatory minimum sentence under the CDSA due to the alleged presence of a weapon during his arrest.
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A Summerland retail outlet is out $10,000 after thieves drove away with a stash of electronics. Sgt. Mona Kauffeld said an alarm was triggered at The Source at 3:35 a.m. on Sunday, when two unknown males broke the glass of the entrance doors. A Ford pickup truck was used to gain entrance into the business. Once inside, the males loaded up on video games. Gaming consoles from PlayStation, XBox and Nintendo were taken as well as games and handheld consoles. The thieves also got away with several laptop computers. Anyone with information on the theft can contact the Summerland RCMP at 250-494-7416 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-TIPS (8477).
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What started as a few bands looking to jam for a good cause has turned into a mini music festival being held at the Shatford Centre in Penticton this Friday. “It went from humble beginnings of a couple of bands getting together to do a 60-seat venue to now about 16 different types of acts and maybe a 400 plus seat venue,” said Gordon Cunningham, one of the organizers. Playing for the love of music, community bands have joined forces to create South Okanagan Musicians Unite and will be taking over the Shatford Centre for a free concert for the public. All that is required for entrance is a nonperishable food item for donation or a new toy. Those items will be distributed to various food banks in Penticton to hand out including the Inn From The Cold program at Cheers Church and the Gateway Resource Centre at Victory Church.
“Times are tough for a lot of people and we are just getting so much support from the community it is great to see,” said Cunningham. “I believe this is going to be so successful and maybe we will have to do one in the summer because people are in need throughout the year.” One of the unique aspects to this mini music festival is the diversity of sounds that will take the stages. Cunningham said the evening will start off acoustically at 4 p.m. with The Group of 7, and will be turned over to amplified music including rock and roll and hip hop from 8 p.m. to midnight. The Group of Seven were chosen as the opening act to honour their lifetime achievements. As well as musical diversity, audiences will see a range of ages. From a group that has one of the oldest musicians participating (in his 70s) to some young musicians called AK Strings that includes a 17-year-old playing the violin. “It is really quite a neat collection of people
and it is sort of like the old ones passing the torch to the young ones playing in the same venue. It all fits in with the do unto others and love your neighbour kind of idea that we have,” said Cunningham, who will be playing with the Jeri and the Hatrix band. While the idea of a benefit concert blossomed in a matter of days from two acts to five to 16, those weren’t the only phone calls Cunningham was fielding. Every time a challenge came up, someone in the community stepped forward to help, from All’s Well Security, sound and lighting experts to KalTire now bringing their special events BBQ and Huber Bannister Chevrolet helping by accepting donations of food and toys until Dec. 21 for the musicians to donate. Now, Cunningham said, they are looking at having three acts in different rooms running simultaneously on Friday to ensure everyone gets to play. He added they will be giving out wristbands and if one room fills up
they will close the doors and when the next act takes the stage try and move people through. “We hope to turn the building over, that is why we have acts in different rooms and hope people circulate through so more can come in and enjoy the music,” said Cunningham. Whatever style of music you enjoy, Cunningham said you’ll probably find it at the Shatford on Friday starting right outside the doors where a musician will be playing his keyboard dressed up as Santa Claus and magician Gordon De Roos and Doc Holloway in the foyer. Performing in the main and side rooms will be AK Strings, The Group of 7, Left Fork Band, Pentictones, Janet and Ken Bates of Instruments of Change, William Leggott, Melody Hanlin and Craig, Thurein Myint and Jennifer Lauren, Mad Melody Records hip hop artists, Top Dead Centre, Penticton Indian Band dancers and drummers, Spadefoot, Okos Pokos Band and Jeri and the
Art challenge stirs up big response Kristi Patton
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Budding artists have been given the opportunity to display their work and give back to the community at the same time. Viv Lieskovsky, artist and educator at three36 Lakehouse Studio, issued a painting challenge to her students with 20 per cent of sales from their work being donated to the Salvation Army food bank. “These are people who never have exhibited before, so they are brand new to the art world and I thought it is a nice opportunity for them to have a space to exhibit their work,” said Lieskovsky. The idea came as she sat in the waiting area of Even Dance studio with her daughter and noticed the
walls were quite bare. Lieskovsky issued the painters parameters of using a word associated with dance, including the definition on the work and using different textures in a mixed-media format on a 16 inch by 16 inch canvas. Each piece is on display at the studio and for sale for $125. “It’s a reasonable price for art as well, especially for that size. You can’t buy something from a store that is of that size and at that price. The bonus here is that it is original art. You could be purchasing a piece from an upcoming artists and turn it into an investment,” said Lieskovsky. Getting such a great response from the artists, Lieskovsky has tentatively set up other locations
for another painting challenge that will also give back to the community. “I had so much interest and it is just a fun thing to do,” said Lieskovsky. Featured at the Even Dance studio exhibit, 109-78 Industrial Ave., that runs until Dec. 20 are work from Brianna Braun, Karina Chambers, Connie Hack, Brenda Molyneaux, Mandy Rollins, Mindy Rollins, Nancy Nyhus and Jane Owen. View the work Monday to Thursday from 3:30 to 9:30 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Sunday 2 to 5 p.m. To find out more about upcoming painting challenges visit www.vivmcelgunn-lieskovsky.com.
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Hours after the final bell rang Thursday, Penticton Secondary was still buzzing as volunteers sorted, counted and carried away 13,000 food-item donations for the Salvation Army. Upwards of 600 high school students and other volunteers blanketed the city and collected enough items to easily surpass the stated goal of the annual 10,000 Tonight food drive. “We don’t really know what it’s like to not have access to food all the time, and I feel like this kind of gives you a glimpse of that, but not really,” said volunteer Jolene Gunning, a Grade 11 student at Penticton Secondary. She and peers from Princess Margaret Secondary rubbed elbows at the sorting station as they separated similar food items, like canned goods or pasta, into milk crates. Runners then hauled the crates to counting stations where the number of items was tallied, then took the donations out to a large van that later delivered the haul to the Salvation Army. Gunning, 15, worked her first 10,000 Tonight when she was 10 because both her parents are teachers, and feels a familiar glow each year. “It just makes you feel good and makes you feel like you helped in some way,” she said. Penticton Secondary vice-principal Jeff Guy noted students participate in other events, like blanket drives, to benefit the Sally Ann, “but this is the one I think folks look forward to because it brings so many people together.” Guy said every available route was covered this year, which means almost every home in the city should have received a visit. “Not everyone is home and some people don’t get the message, but for the most part the response has been wonderful, especially given the economic times we’re in,” he said. Not only that, but donors seemed willing to give more than the usual staples. “I’ve seen pet food come through here. I’ve seen baby food come through here. And other items that you wouldn’t normally expect,” Guy said. “People see the need and always seem to come through for us.” Christine Simmons, the Sally Ann’s community ministries director, said it will take a week for volunteers to sort through the donations from 10,000 Tonight, which should help feed hungry people well into next year. “We still have to buy some things, but for the most part, it will keep us going until April,” she said. Simmons said the event seems to run more smoothly each year and continually renews many people’s faith in the younger generation. “I think we all, the older we get, maybe the less understanding we are of teenagers and we forget that we were this age at one point…. It just reinforces your faith in the fact there are good people in the world and a lot of them are kids,” she said. “They’re more community-minded I think than when I was a child.”
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every Wednesday. kiWanis cluB Has a lunch meeting every Wednesday at noon at 390 Brunswick St., Penticton alcoHolics anonymous nigHt group meets in the Baptist Church at 7:30 p.m. at 1498 Government St. The Summerland group meets at 8 p.m. at 13204 Henry Ave. in the basement. Nooners meetings are Monday to Friday noon at 361 Wade Ave. Penticton seniors Dropin Centre has beginner line dance at 9 a.m., a coffee social and Medical Qi Gong at 10 a.m., and easy to intermediate line dance and cribbage at 1 p.m. and card games at 7 p.m. Call 250-493-2111 to confirm line dance activities. anavets has Hump Day with dinner by Stu at 5:30 p.m., entertainment by Buzz Byer at 6:30 p.m. Penticton academy oF Music String orchestra rehearses at the Leir House under the direction of John Suderman from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. New members welcome. For information please call 250-493-7977. elks cluB on Ellis Street has a lodge meeting downstairs at 7:30 p.m. sigHts and sounds of Christmas can be enjoyed daily from 4 to 9 p.m. until Jan. 1. Drive by Valley Congregational Church at 30850 Black Sage Rd. in Oliver and see the displays and enjoy the music which are guaranteed to get you into the spirit of the season. Paul and Friends afternoon dance is at the Oliver Senior Centre from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at 5876 Airport St. There will be a 50/50 draw and refreshments served. edina cHaPter #33 has a regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Masonic Hall on Orchard Street. All members urged to attend. a cHristmas concert will be at the Leisure Centre at 439 Winnipeg St. at 2 p.m. Any contributions welcomed. summerland Film cluB is showing a documentary, The Shape of the Future, at 7 p.m. at the Rosedale Room at the Summerland Legion. Admission by donation. A number of books will be given away
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Franco 50-Plus cluB meets from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Drop-in program for French speakers wanting to socialize in French, including activities such as games, outings, discussions, hobbies and projects. Call Lina at 250-492-2549 for info. desert sage sPinners and Weavers Guild meets at 10 a.m. at the Oliver Community Centre. Members create beautiful handworks. Visitors are always welcome. If you are interested in becoming a member stop by or contact Gail Erickson at rgerickson@ telus.net or 250-4984959. Fitness Friends meets at 10 a.m. in the Legion Hall at 502 Martin St. Come get in shape. Everyone is welcome. PeacH city t oastmasters meet from noon to 1 p.m. at the Penticton United Church, Toastmasters improves speaking abilities and leadership skills. Call 250-4922362 for info. toPs (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Community Centre on Power Street. Call Merle at 250-7708093. toPs B.c. 1640 meets from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the Bethel Church basement at 945 Main St. Phone Beverley at 250-493-5968 or Liz at 250-493-7997 for more information. o kanagan F alls seniors’ Activity Centre has computer classes at 9 a.m., bridge at 1 p.m. and cribbage at 7:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. al-anon For Friends and family of alcoholics meets at 7:30 p.m. in the Summerland United Church. Call 250-4909272. P enticton s eniors Drop-in Centre has Spanish conversation and carpet bowl at 10 a.m., bingo at 1 p.m.,
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calendar December 14 SeniorS SingleS lunch Club welcomes 65-plus each Friday. For location call 250-496-5980 or 250-770-8622. 890 Wing of South Okanagan Air Force Association gets together at 4 p.m. at the clubhouse at 126 Dakota Ave. care cloSet thrift Store at 574 Main St. has weekly specials and silent auctions. Open Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers always welcome. c omputer S enior Drop-in Sessions are held every Monday and Friday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. These sessions are for members to help solve problems other members may be experiencing with their computers. al-anon meetS at the Oasis United Church at 2964 Skaha Lake Rd. from 6 to 7 p.m. For info call 250-490-9272. alcoholicS anonymouS Big book, 12x12 thumper group meets at 7:30 p.m. at 102 1825 Main St. Naramata group meets at 8 p.m. at 3740 3rd St. In Summerland, the step study meeting is at 7:30 p.m. at 13204 Henry Ave. Nooners meetings are Monday to Friday at noon at 361 Wade Ave.
r oyal c anaDian legion branch 40 has daily lunches from Monday to Thursday, with fish and chips on Friday. ana vetS has the Firemans Christmas party. elkS cluB on Ellis Street has drop-in darts/ pool starts at 6:30 p.m. S u m m e r l a n D pleaSure painterS meet every Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the lower hall of the Summerland Library. funtimerS Ballroom Dance Club holds a dance most Fridays upstairs at the Elks Club at 343 Ellis St. at 7:30 p.m. There is ballroom and Latin dancing. Non-members welcome. Details at www.pentictonfuntimers.org or call Brian on 250-492-7036. ron BoroSki will be at Hooked on Books from noon to 4 p.m. to sign copies of his book Wisdom of the White Eagle. f allS o kanagan legion has a meat draw at 5 p.m. Drop-in grief support sessions are from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Bereavement Resource Centre at 626 Martin St. All Welcome. For more information call 250-490-1107. penticton concert BanD will be per-
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COMiNG EVENTS canaDian reD croSS Health Equipment Loan Service are seeking volunteers to continue providing this essential service to those who need it. In Penticton, the Red Cross HELP short term loan depot is located at 130 – 216 Hastings Ave. and operates Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contact them at 250-493-7533. ioDe applicationS are now available for visual and performing arts awards. The Okanagan-Thompson arts award is $1,000 and the provincial junior award is $500 for ages 13 to 16 inclusive. The senior award, for ages 17 and 18 is $800. If you are a musician, dancer or singer, you are eligible. Contact Rhelda at 250-493-9149 or email rhelda@telus. net. g et c onnecteD . Volunteers needed for mentoring; coaching for special needs; graphic design; com-
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Lakers sold to 100 Mile House 30 years ago. There is a hunger in the community. Its midget rep team played their first home game two weekends ago and attracted over 300 fans. Bachynski is part of a group that built the South Cariboo Recreation Centre nine years ago specifically to host a junior B team. “It’s been a long run for us,” he said. “Christmas has come early. It’s the best gift we could have ever asked for. It was a pretty emotional night last night. It’s great for our community.” Bachynski joked that he hopes Pentictonites won’t throw rocks at them and wishes the Lakers success the rest of the season and plans on making a few visits. Having grown up in Nelson and being an alumni of the Leafs, Bachynski said he knows what a team can mean to the social fabric of a community. “I look forward to seeing that fabric grow over the next few years of what the junior B team is going
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MUSTANGS GUARD Harman Randhawa puts pressure on the South Okanagan Secondary School Hornets defence with this offensive drive. The Mustangs threw everything they could at the Hornets, but lost their season-opener at Princess Margaret Secondary 58-49 Monday night.
The Penticton Lakers have been sold. During a conference call Thursday night, members of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League voted 15-2 in favor of the sale and relocation of the Lakers to 100 Mile House. Andy Oakes, president of the Okanagan Hockey Academy which owns the Lakers, said the sale is a positive move. “I think the community of 100 Mile House is a quality community for the KIJHL,” said Oakes. “I think it’s exciting for the league to be going into a new market.” Oakes, who dealt with 100 Mile House president Tom Bachynski and his group, said he feels they will be a solid franchise. As for selling the Lakers, Oakes said it is bittersweet. “We have enjoyed having the Lakers, but it was time to move on,” he said. “It is nice to see it going to community that’s excited to have junior hockey.” Bachynski said 100 Mile House hasn’t had a team in a junior B circuit since the Blazer club competed in the Cariboo Hockey League
to bring,” he said. The team will be known as the Wranglers and Bachynski said the name seems like a good fit. “We wanted it to have an identity,” he said, adding that they have a Facebook page, 100 Mile House Wranglers. “Have people rally around it.” The last hurdle is approval from B.C. Hockey. Bachynski is confident that is just a “rubber stamp” considering how the voting went. Bill Ohlhausen, president of the KIJHL, said he’s hopeful B.C. Hockey approves it. It’s expected a decision should be made within a month. “I think they will be a good partner for the other teams,” said Ohlhausen. “They seem to have lots of enthusiasm. They have a pretty good group up there that are involved. I’m sure they will make it work.” By going into 100 Mile House, Ohlhausen said this will bring variety to teams as far as a new venue. “I think it makes it very good for Chase and Kamloops and Sicamous and Revelstoke,” he said. “I think that’s a nice little division.” Should the approval go, the Wranglers would hit the ice for the 2013/14 season.
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Momentum from a regular season win carried over for the Pen High Lakers Grade 9 girls’ basketball team. The Lakers overcame a 10-point deﬁcit to defeat the Osoyoos Rattlers 23-19 last Thursday. The Lakers then went undefeated in their home tournament, beating teams from Kelowna and Vernon. The ﬁnal pitted them against Vernon’s W.L. Seaton Sonics, a 46-16 ﬁnal. Sydney Foster led all scorers with 11 points while Shayla Watson, Zoe Konanz, and Julia Speirs each chipped in six points. Lakers co-coach Lesley Lacroix said she and Bill Bidlake have worked the players on developing a motion offence that requires the players to think and move as a team. “By the end of the weekend, we had seen a huge improvement in their ability to read the defence and make wise offensive choices,” said Lacroix. The Lakers opened the tournament by pounding the Vernon Secondary School Panthers 41-15. Holowaty ﬁnished with 12 points, while Foster and Jaimy Coates chipped in 10 and six points, respectively. Sydney Overland collected ﬁve rebounds. Facing Kelowna’s Constable Neil Bruce Cubs, the Lakers won 37-31. Clarke netted 13 points, while Foster, Kelsey Rowlands, and Ali Vandermey contributed 16 steals to lead the fast-break offence. “As coaches, games are important as they highlight the deﬁciencies our team has, and then from there we can alter future practices,” said Lacroix. “For example, we rebounded very poorly at both ends of the ﬂoor, and haven’t devoted enough time in practices to the concepts of blocking out and offensively crashing the boards.” As for their win against the Rattlers, Lacroix said there wasn’t importance to winning their opening game. “We are focusing on the future,” she said. “Bill and I intend to follow these great kids up for four years. Win/loss records, although it is nice to win, are a small part of what we hope to achieve as a team over the years.” The team has a bye week and then will contin-
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KVR EXPRESS’ Mya Semeniuk gets past her defender of the Constable Bruce Neil Cubs in their opening game, which they lost. The Express got better as the Pen High Grade 9 tournament went.
ue play in the week leading up to Christmas Break. KVR’s Grade 8 Express team played in the tournament and went 1-1-1. The Express experienced jitters against the Cubs, which resulted in a 10-point loss. Game two had pitted them against the Sonics and they had a onepoint lead at half-time. “The team exploded on offence in the second half and pulled off a 13-point victory 51-38,” said Express coach Rene Aubin. “Around half-time the girls started to believe in themselves and that they could win. This amped up the energy of our full court press … and forced a lot of turnovers.” Lyndzie Caron led all scorers with 19 points. Cali Anderson was a leader on the ﬂoor and scored nine points. Their third game resulted in a 27-27 ﬁnal against the Panthers. Aubin said his team needed to adjust to the physical play of their opponent. Trailing 14-2 after the ﬁrst quarter, the Express decided to match the physical style the next quarter. That helped them close the gap to 16-12 by halftime. The Panthers maintained a small lead most of the half and had a three-point lead with 10 seconds remaining. After calling a timeout to set up Hannah Clarke, their three-point shooter, the Express watched as the defence interfered with their plans. However, Clarke gathered the loose ball and made the tying shot. “I am very pleased with the girls going 1-1-1,” Aubin said. “For the ﬁrst
time this season we were physically and athletically outmatched and we had to ﬁnd new ways to be successful — including playing tough defensive basketball. The girls battle hard and in the end their conﬁdence grew as individuals and as a team.”
Kiera Moroziuk was a ﬁerce competitor on the ﬂoor. She and Tianna Apps contributed ﬁve points each. Hannah Clarke and Lyndzie Caron led the scorers with eight points apiece. This weekend the Express host the KVR Winter Classic.
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Jedd Soleway has made an immediate impression on his Penticton Vees linemates. After being dealt to Penticton from the Vernon Vipers for Dexter Dancs last week, Soleway earned an assist on Louie Nanne’s hat trick goal to give the Vees a 7-1 win Friday. He also dished out some big hits. On Saturday against the Langley Rivermen, he was a bigger offensive threat, scoring his first as a Vee and adding two assists. “He played unreal,” said Vees forward Wade Murphy, who skated on a line with Soleway and Nanne. “I’m real excited to play with him. He goes hard to the net.” During the Vees’ recent Coach’s Corner
show, similarities between Soleway and former captain Logan Johnston were discussed. Soleway has a one-inch advantage on Johnston. Murphy agreed that there are similarities between them. “He’s just as big,” said Murphy. “He is powerful and has a great shot. He has hockey smarts.” Murphy also said Soleway’s presence makes the Vees tougher because “our forwards were kind of small.” Against the Rivermen, Murphy, who also had a goal and two assists in the win, noticed Soleway had more confidence playing alongside him. Murphy said he, Soleway and Nanne can be successful. Besides being impressed by Soleway’s size, Nanne said the line is complemented with the
Vernon product because he brings a two-way game with skill. It blends well with Murphy’s scoring abilities and Nanne’s own two-way game. Nanne is excited to see what the line can do. “He’s a real hard worker,” said Nanne. “He helps on ice and in practice. He is pushing guys to next level.” Another player having a strong weekend for the Vees on the stats sheet was Cody DePourcq. The Penticton product snapped a 22-game goal drought with two against Merritt. He then scored one against the Rivermen. All three of his goals were on the backhand, two on wraparound plays. “He’s been snake bitten,” said Murphy. “He’s worked hard. Watching him is definitely inspiring.
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He’s the hardest worker out there.” DePourcq said he felt a weight come off after scoring three goals. Despite his struggles offensively, he didn’t want to think about it too much. “I feel like I’m playing very well,” he said. “I just try to figure out other ways to help the team be successful.” Having four goals and 11 points after 30 games may not be what DePourcq had in mind, but he hasn’t lost confidence. He’s also happy in the other areas he’s improved. “I’m much better defensively, much smarter,” he said. “I realize what it takes to be a centreman in this league.” As for the Vees’ play, Murphy said he likes how the team is looking. They are 7-2-0-1 in their last 10. “Those were our best two games of the year,” he said. On Wednesday the Vees host the Salmon Arm SilverBacks. The last time the teams met in Salmon Arm, the Vees lost 3-2 in overtime. Murphy said they will be looking for revenge. “They are young and good,” said Murphy, adding that the SilverBacks have become a hard working group. Vees notes: Through 14 games, Vees attendance at the South Okanagan Events Centre is down 899 from 22,484 last year in the same number of games. It’s an average of 64 fewer fans per game.Murphy snapped a five-game goal drought when he scored the opening goal against the Rivermen. He is second in BCHL scoring with 38 points.
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WJS is seeking various RCW positions in Penticton, preference will be given to applicants posessing diploma in Human Services field with valid CPR, First Aid, NVCI, and a valid Class 4 DL, prefer at least 1 year experience working with developmentally challended adults, WJS will provide training for the right candidate, please fax resumes to program manager at 250493-2238 or email resume to: email@example.com, only candidates who receive an interview will be contacted.
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NORTHERN ALBERTA clearing contractor seeks experienced Buncher and Skidder Operators for work in Northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided; email firstname.lastname@example.org Fax 780-488-3002.
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250-492-0444 Ext: 219 or 205
LEARNING WITH PURPOSE SINCE 1903 CALL PENTICTON CAMPUS: 250-770-2277 OR VISIT SPROTTSHAW.COM *Not all programs available in all campuses.
Adopt a Shelter Cat! The BC SPCA cares for thousands of orphaned and abandoned cats each year. If you can give a homeless cat a second chance at happiness, please visit your local shelter today. www.spca.bc.ca
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Must have 3/4 ton or 1 ton Van 2 days a week - Wednesday & Friday Early morning deliveries • Okanagan Falls • Oliver • Osoyoos For more info please call Mark or Brian or email: firstname.lastname@example.org 250-492-0444 Ext: 219 or 205
(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls. Cloverdale Premium Quality Paint. NO PAYMENT, until job is completed!
Rubbish Removal PENTICTON Junk Removal! Anything goes! Household waste, furniture and appliances to the dump 250-770-0827
Pets & Livestock
Feed & Hay Alfalfa hay for sale, under cover, no rain, $6 per bale, (250)494-1997 GRASS Hay, Alfalfa Grass, 1st & 2nd cut, Square bales. 250-546-8010 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
Cleaning Services Top Quality Cleaning Services and more, call MaidsPlus, 250-809-7977
Home Improvements BELCAN Painting & Reno’s
over 15 years in business licensed, insured, WCB
painting, tiling, ooring, kitchen/bath reno’s, carpentry nishing,
Len (250)486-8800 email@example.com
Meadowvale Construction Reno’s, additions, new construction, bathrooms, tile, roofing & more, over 35 yrs experience, call Mark (250)809-8425 Residential repair maintenance, need repairs or maintenance? Neal, (250)492-5684
Renovations - Start to Finish Serving Penticton since 2003 TOTALLY CUSTOM CABINETS & FURNITURE kitchen & bathroom cabinets entertainment centers wall units,home offices www.totallycustom.ca one call does it all (250)486-0767
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Moving & Storage 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
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Friendly service from Summerland since 1972 Les Porter 250-490-1132
Rob Hurren Carpentry, renovations big and small, kitchen and bath remodeling, doors trim work, finishing and more, professional design available, call Rob 250-809-7131
3 Rooms For $299,
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Painting, faux finishing, paper hanging, 35 years experience. Small jobs welcome, free quotes, Dave Barnett Decorating 250-497-7912
Pets CKC reg’d Beagle pups. 1st shots, home raised Ready to go. $600.ea 250-379-2207. Pug cross puppy, male, $250, (250)497-5833
Poultry FOR Sale - 29 laying hens,sallink browns, 18 months old, good layers. $5.00 each, 12 + $3.00 each, take all $2.00 each. Call Bob 250-497-8811, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Merchandise for Sale
Auctions Western Star Auctions, the Okanagan’s Premier Auction Houses 161 Ellis Street, weekly auctions every Tuesday @ 6pm Always accepting consignments. 250-492-3203
Firearms 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 3 month old male kitten, 7 year old spayed female, free to good home, (250)487-8736
Firewood/Fuel A-1 Firewood, split & delivered, full cords Pine $180, 1/2 cord $100, 1/4 cord $50., senior disc., incl. free kindling, free delivery, 250-770-0827 FREE BROKEN PALLETS!! Pick-up at the Penticton Western News. 2250 Camrose St.
Furniture Western Star Auctions, the Okanagan’s Premier Auction Houses 161 Ellis Street, weekly auctions every Tuesday @ 6pm Always accepting consignments. 250-492-3203
Heavy Duty Machinery 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
Penticton Western News Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Merchandise for Sale
Merchandise for Sale
Misc. for Sale
Misc. for Sale
AT LAST! An iron filter that works. IronEater! Fully patented Canada/U.S.A. Removes iron, hardness, smell, manganese. Since 1957. Visit our 29 innovative inventions online at: www.bigirondrilling.com Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON. BIG BUILDING sale... “”This is a clearance sale you don’t want to miss!”” 20x20 $3,985. 25x24 $4,595. 30x36 $6,859. 35x48 $11,200. 40x52 $13,100. 47x76 $18,265. One End wall included. Call Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca
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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 Golf Clubs, w/ bag & balls, used twice, $120. Motorola DVR 1100, 160 GB, $80. Debbie Travis stand up bath cabinet, never used, $60. Dart board, new, $20, Call (250)-462-6275 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
Apt/Condo for Rent
Apt/Condo for Rent
RENTALS Property Management
(250) 770-1948 101-3547 SKAHA LAKE RD.
Yorkton & Edmonton Ave.: 55 Plus, 2 bdrm, 2 bath condo. F/S, W/D, D/W, A/C, pkg and storage. $795.00 & $850.00 incl. water, avail now Kaleden: 4 bdrm house w/ garage. F/S, W/D, D/W, cent air/Heat, fire place, lrg yard, pets ok. $1375.00 + util. Middle Bench: 2 bdrm, bath, f/s, w/d, d/w, top floor, deck, pkg and utilities incl. $850.00 avail now
Lakeshore Towers: 8th floor, 1 bdrm, 1 bath & Den. and 4th floor, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, f/s, w/d, d/w, m/w, cent air and heat, pkg, deck, storage, pool, sauna, hot tub and more. Avail. Now $1150.00 & $1400.00 + elec. Dwntwn: 1 bdrms/bach: f/S, A/C, deck, and ltd pkg, util and cable incl. $600.00 & $650.00. avail now Vanhorne: 2 bdrm house w/garage and pkg. F/S, W/D, 1 bath, fenced yard. avail Dec. 15. $925.00 + util.
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132 Power Street 2 bed, completely reno., fr/st, incl. utilities. Avail. NOW........ $900.00 1 bed, ground floor reno., fr/st, incl. utilities. Avail. NOW...... $700.00 250 marina way ............................................... $1600.00 2 bed, 2 bath, fr/st, d/w, w/d, secure parking. Avail. NOW 75 martin Street .......................................... $1500.00 2 bed, 2 bath, 5 appl., furnished long term. Avail. NOW HoUSeS / DUPLeX
398 nanaimo aVe. weSt ............................ $1250.00 3 bed, 5 appl. Avail. NOW 482 weStminSter........................................... $1100.00 3 bed, 5 appl. Avail. NOW naramata roaD.................................................. $900.00 2 bed, ground level, privacy and view, 5 appl., wood stove. Avail. NOW
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Homes for Rent
GREAT GIFT IDEA! 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. Use promo code COOLGIFT For 10 % off! www.chillspot.biz
Bright, charming, 3bdrm, 1.5ba, 2 story, no strata duplex, no age limit, pets welcome, lots of storage, walking distance to buses, recreation, beach, new price, $234,900, #101-415 Maurice St., 250490-0992
2bdrm, 1.5ba., close to DT, 5appl., avail. immed., $900/mo., (250)809-0276 2bdrm 2ba unit, laminate floors, central location, private parking, cat ok w/deposit, $900, 250-488-7902 2BDRM basement suite and 2 bdrm main floor suite in 1/2 duplex, f/s dw w/d, $850 & $950 incl. util, avail. now, 250492-5100 or 250-490-5354 2bdrm suite, adult oriented, $1000/mo, util. incl., avail. Dec. 15, (250)492-2637 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
SKAHA Lake Executive Home, 2 BR + DEN, 2.5 BA, W/D/DW, AC, NS, NP, 1,800 sq ft, $1,195/m + Hydro 604230-6816 OR email@example.com OR http://bit.ly/QtkhZC
******* OKHomeseller.com View Okanagan properties for sale by owner. Selling? No Commission. 250-545-2383, 1-877-291-7576
Misc. Wanted I like to buy $100 coins, coin collections & specialty foreign coins. Todd 250-864-3521
Mobile Homes & Parks
Private Coin Collector Buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins + Chad: 250-499-0251
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
WANTED Dodge Dually 3500 4x4 or 2500,diesel 94-2002 models.Prefer 12v automatic. Bob (403)703-4777
Musical Instruments Guitar, Piano, Voice, Song Creation, Performance and Recording Lessons. Aidan Mayes, Tim Holman, Maiya Robbie & Mandy Cole. Phone 778-476-5917. Guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, band & string instruments, music books & access., music lessons, sales & rentals, Skaha Sound, 51 Nanaimo Ave. E, 250-492-4710
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
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
Apt/Condo for Rent 1bdrm, adult/senior oriented, clean, quiet, cat’s ok, $650, 250-492-7328
1 Bedroom from $750 2 Bedroom from $850 Cable Included, 40+ Building, No Smoking, No Pets, Secure Building, Parking, Balcony
250-488-2881 FURNISHED or un-furnished apt for rent in Princeton Avail. now, need excellent ref’s & DD. No pets. Call 250-2951006 leave a message. Keremeos, DT location, 3bdrm (1400sqft.), newly reno’d, 5appl., parking, $850+util, 1bdrm+den (55sqft.), newly ren’d, 3appl., $500+util., 250492-7610, 250-492-1137 RENOVATED & Clean - 1 & 2 Bdrm Suites - great locations on bus route - 2 buildings to choose from . Call Chris 250809-0015
Commercial/ Industrial 485 Warren Ave E, 2345 sq.ft., high profile corner building, shop, new lighting, new offices, 3 phase power, 10x10 overhead door, shop w/ 1 tonne center pole jib crane, etc. Pent. (250)490-9016, firstname.lastname@example.org
Homes for Rent 3bdrm, 2ba, 5appl., detached garage, close to school, ns, np, large deck, lakeview, avail. immed., $1400, 250-486-2256 3bdrm+den, 5appl., built-in vac, complete reno, np, ns, 1 yr lease, ref’s, $1600/mo., (250)492-5684 Avail. Jan. 1, well kept 3bdrm, 1ba rancher, newer appl., fenced backyard, hot tub, loads of parking, ns, sm. dog on approval, $1475+DD, accepting inquiries until Dec. 15, Ref’s req., (250)493-8736 or 250-462-0442 HALF house for rent. Opposite Esquimalt High on 828 Colvile Rd. 3 Bedrooms, large yard for pets and kids. 250-885-8002 or 250-8858090
Save 40-50% of your rent Own your own home! With as low as $0 down. Call today 250-809-5004 Charlie Brooks
Royal LePage Locations West
2bdrm., 2 bath, 6 appl., insuite laundry, avail. now, U/G parking, N/S, N/P, $1100/mo. (250)328-9443
Apt/Condos for Sale
2 BDRM, 2 BTHRM condo. $850 + Utilities. No pets. 250809-1629
2bdrm, $700, N/S, N/P, Call Dennis 250-488-5678 or 778515-1616
Lrg. 2bdrm $850, & newly reno’d 1bdrm, $750, avail. now. 40+ building (250)-487-1136
up to 1600 sqft. DT store front, plus 400 sqft. of warehouse, loading & parking facilities, negotiable, (250)492-7610 or 250-492-1137
SKAHA Lake Executive Home, 2 BR + DEN, 2.5 BA, W/D/DW, AC, NS, NP, 1,800 sq ft, $1,195/m + Hydro 604230-6816 OR email@example.com OR http://bit.ly/QtkhZC Winﬁeld, 3 bdrm, 2 bath house, quiet area, $1295 + util., n/s, n/p, 250-548-3378.
Cars - Domestic
Cars - Domestic
Cars - Domestic
Cars - Domestic
PRIME Commercial Spaces: 2300sqft. in busy Plaza, ample parking, also 770sqft., in OK Market for food-related retail business, Barb 250-492-6319
CLOSEOUT SALE! MUST GO!!
Skaha Lake Rental
December 15, 2012 - May 15, 2013. 1,600sf. furnished 3 bdrm. lake view home, single car garage + 2 prkg. spots, n/s, n/p, $1200 + utils. View photos at: paradise onskaha.webs.com firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-941-5010 SMALL 2 bedroom house for rent. Perfect for a retired person. (Garage and back parking not included). NS, references required. $800 per month plus utilities. Call 250809-1468 lv. msg.
Motels,Hotels $480 up Motel rooms and RV pads. Located at Penticton and RV park Summerland. good till May 31st. Taxes if apply. 250-487-0268 Motel monthly rentals in Penticton & Oliver, Avail. until June 2013, LARGE 1bdrm suites & bachelor suites, Fully furnished, utilities/cable incl., quiet location, near Mall & bus route. Call Valley Star Motel 250-492-7205. Ext. 0 or Maple Leaf Motel Inn Towne, 250498-3497
Ofﬁce/Retail For Rent in Penticton, Modern, High Profile, Individual Professional Offices for rent in a professional building. Rent includes utilities, use of boardroom, lots of parking, reception and security. Offices starting at $350/mo. Call Janet 250-492-2266 for further information and viewing.
Shared Accommodation Room for rent in my home, $450-500, includes everything. (250)492-2543
Suites, Lower 1bdrm, near Wiltse school, ns, np, mature working persons, $650 (incl. util & cable), 250486-2256
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2012 FORD FUSION SEL
APARTMENTS: $625 1 and 2 bdrm apts near library/downtown, elevator, /$750 cov’d parking, f, s, a/c, balcony, cat ok. Avail. NOW (EFR) $650 2nd & 3rd flr walk-up, reno’d, 1 bdrm, with laminate, freshly painted, f,s, coin up laundry. Avail. NOW (KBD204/304) $725 2 bdrm, grd flr, h.w. flrs, newer kitchen, f,s, a/c, covered parking, extra storage. Avail. NOW (A447) $725 2 bdrm 55+ apart incl heat, water and cable, no pets, no /$795 smoking. Avail. NOW (WT104/105/306) $750 Skaha Place, 2 bdrm condo, large patio, f, s, a/c, elevator. Avail. NOW (A323) $1100 Near downtown, top flr, 2 bdrm,, 2 bath, 5 appl, sec’d parking, balcony, elevator, 1 year lease req’d. Avail. NOW (OT563)
241 Scott Avenue
VISIT OUR WEBSITE! www.olivercarandtruck.com Many vehicles to choose from!
2.5L 4 cyl, 6 spd auto, full load, leather. Sunroof, dual power heated seats, microsoft sync, alloys, rear spoiler, 6 stacker CD, satellite radio, Sony 12 speaker sound, balance of factory warranty, & more. REDFIRE METALLIC, great value P1201A Was $22,970
20,970 NOW $21,850 MUST GO!!
2012 FORD FUSION SEL
2.5L 4 cyl, auto, full load, sunroof, dual power seats, satellite radio, microsoft sync, alloys, balance of factory warranty, PEARL WHITE. Nice, Nice Car. P1202A Was $19,880
17,660 NOW $18,940
CREW GO!! CAB MUST
2009 2010CHEVROLET CHEVROLETAVEO 1500LT REGSEDAN CAB 4X4
4 cyl, auto, 4.8L full load, power 81.6L ft. DOHC box, economical V8, auto, sunroof, satellite radio, alloys, rear spoiler, air conditioned, nice balance cleanof truck, fog lights,only 36,000 kms, factory 42,000 WHITE.BLUE Local.METALLIC. P1204A warranty, kms. IMPERIAL P1141B Was $11,570 Was $16,980 $ $
NOW 9,670 15,990
MUST GO! CREW CAB
250-498-0570 Toll Free
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2008CHEVROLET FORD ESCAPE ALLLT 2009 AVEO WHEEL DRIVE XLT SEDAN
1.6L DOHC 4 cyl, auto,alloy full wheels, load, power Leather, power sunroof, 3.0L sunroof, satellite radio, alloys, V6 engine, satellite radio, 6 discrear CDspoiler, player fog balance factory andlights,only mush mor36,000 eon tiskms, 73,000 kmsofSILVER warranty, IMPERIAL BLUE METALLIC. BEAUTY. P1146A Was $20,880 P1141B Was $11,570
NOW NOW $$16,970 9,980
2008 DOUBLEALL CAB 2008TOYOTA FORD ESCAPE SR5DRIVE 4X4 XLT WHEEL
4.0L V6 power enginesunroof, automatic Leather, alloytransmission, wheels, 3.0L V6 engine, satellite radio, 6tonneau disc CD cover, player alloy wheels, CD player, and mor kms! eon tisOne 73,000 kms SILVER onlymush 59,700 owner, school BEAUTY. P1146A Was $20,880 teacher. Tan. P1173A. Was $27,880
NOW $17,880 23,980
2008DODGE TOYOTA CAB 2008 1500DOUBLE RAM QUADCAB SLT 4X4 SR5 4X4
1BDRM suite, beautiful park like setting, w/d, very private, n/s, pets-neg, $850 incl util, cable & WIFI, 3kms to DT. Avail. immed., 250-492-7313
Townhouses PENTICTON 2 Bedroom Townhouse with loft, full bath & 1/2 bath, 5 appliances, AC, mountain view, close to schools and shopping with 2 parking spots. Water incl. $1000 + utilities. 250-4886950 or email@example.com
5.7L engine, automatic transmission, 4.0LV8 V6Hemi engine automatic transmission, alloy wheels with 35 Dick Cepek off road tires, alloy CDliftplayer, tonneauexhaust. cover, 4” full wheels, suspension kit, Flowmaster only kms! 6” Lund59,700 tube steps. This One is one owner, heck of a school truck!!! Must be seen be appreciated. P1150A teacher. Tan.to P1173A. WasWHITE $27,880 Was $29,880
24,490 NOW $$23,990
LAST DAY SATURDAY! FINAL WEEK! MUST GO! GO!!
MUST GO!! GREAT BUY
GREAT BUY MUST GO!!
Near OK College & Can Tire, 2 bdrm, 1 bath home, fenced yard. Avail. NOW to June/13 (H679) $650 1 bdrm duplex, fridge, stove, surrounded by orchards/ vineyard, patio area, work shed. Avail. NOW (OT566) $900 Near Pen High, top half of duplex, 2 bdrm & den, 5 appliances, hardwood floors, lease req’d. Avail. NOW (H710-2) $1250 3 bdrm, 2 bath in uplands 5 appl, hw.flrs, freshly painted, 6 or 7 month lease only. Avail. NOW (OT560) $1500 3 +2 bdrm home, in Wiltse area, 2.5 bath, finshed bsmt, large deck. Avail. NOW ( OT561) $2000 Reno’d 3 bdrm 3 level home w/1 bdrm inlaw suite, incredible lake and valley views, all appl incld, no pets no smoking Avail now (OT565)
TOWNHOUSE: $1300 Naramata, new townhouse 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath,unfinished bsmt, garage. Avail. NOW (Th496-6/7) Prospective tenants must complete an application form at:
280 MAIN STREET, PENTICTON, B.C. V2A 5B2 PHONE: 250-493-4372 - www.rentalspenticton.com Only qualified applicants will be contacted.
2008DODGE BUICK LUCERNE CXL 2008 1500 RAM QUADCAB SLT 4X4 SEDAN 4 DR. LUXURY
5.7L Hemi engine, transmission, This V8 awesome car hasautomatic it all! 3.8L V6 engine, alloy 35 Dick Cepek road power tires, alloy wheels wheels,with leather heated and off cooled 4” full suspension lift kit, Flowmaster exhaust. seats with memory, woodgrain accents and 6” Lund tube steps. This isradio one heck of a truck!!! steering wheel, Satellite and plenty more. Must be seen to be appreciated. WHITE P1150A DARK MOCHA. P1145A Was $19,880 Was $29,880
NOW $$24,880 16,470
2007 CHEVROLET 1500 LT EX 2007 CHEVROLET MONTE CABSPORTS 4X4 CARLO LS 2DR COUPE Full load, 5.3L automatic auto, dual transmission, power seats, 3.5L V6 engine, sunroof, 6 stacker, sat. radio, 20 in. wheels, alloy wheels, traction control, power local, Onstar,rear lady driven, spoiler. never offSuper road, sharp. desert seat, BROWN METALLIC, sweet. P1160B. Was WHITE. $21,970 P1112B Was $8,920
NOW NOW $$18,970 6,990
2008 BUICK LINCOLN MKZ 4 DR. 2008 LUCERNE CXL LUXURY SEDAN 4 DR. LUXURY SEDAN
Everyawesome option possible! V63.8L engine, This car has3.5L it all! V6 traction engine, control, dual leather, heated,and AC cooled power alloy wheels, leather heated seats, with microsoft sync,woodgrain sat. radio, auto dim seats memory, accents and mirrors, wheel, tire monitors, and plenty steering Satellitealloy radiowheels, and plenty more. more MOCHA. great options. P1162A Was DARK P1145AREDFIRE. Was $19,880 $19,980
16,970 NOW $16,880
2006 FORD F-150 XLT SUPERCAB 4X4
5.4L V8 automatic, 6.5 ft. box. Full load, boxliner, only 94,000 kms. BLACK. Sweet truck. P1159A Was $19,900
15,490 NOW $15,990
FORD ESCAPE 20082008 TOYOTA YARIS RS 4 DR XLT FWD HATCHBACK
1.5L cylinder engine, automatic 2.3L 44 cyl, automatic transmission, transmission, powerfull windows, power locks, traction control, load, alloy wheels, CD lotsseat, more SAGE. on thisP1122A 34,900 fog player light, and power km WasSILVER $15,340BABY. P1151A Was $16,998 P1151A
12,970 NOW $12,980
2004 DODGE DAKOTA 2002 CHEVROLET TRACKER CLUBCAB 4X4 4X4 4DR HARD TOP
EFI, automatic transmission, 43.7L cyl.,V6automatic, full load, equipped onlydinghy 92,400towing, kms, airlocal conditioned, alloy for senior driven, wheels, barsBURGUNDY and more. WHITE very wellrunning cared for. OVER OVER CHARCOAL. P1136A Was SILVER. P1134B WasNice. $6,998 $13,998
NOW NOW$$10,480 6,490
2008 CHEVROLET TOYOTA YARIS RSLT 4 DR 2007 1500 EX HATCHBACK CAB 4X4
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A place to stay forever PUBLIC INPUT SESSION ON PROPOSED CITY OF PENTICTON ELECTRICAL RATE INCREASES DATE: Monday December 17, 2012 TIME: 6:00 pm LOCATION: City Hall Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, 171 Main Street, Penticton, B.C. The City of Penticton is holding a public input session to receive THE ALTERNATIVES UNDER CONSIDERATION feedback on alternatives for the proposed 2013 electric rate increases. Alternative 1 – Increase electric rates by 6.18% for all customer classes Alternative 2 – Increase electric rates by 7.87% for all customer classes THE INCREASES Alternative 3 – Increase electric rates by 7.03% for all customer classes The electric rate increase will consist of two separate components. First is the BCUC Increase as mandated by the British Columbia IMPACT OF THE ALTERNATIVES ON THE AVERAGE CUSTOMER Utility Commission to the rate at which FortisBC sells power to the City of Penticton. This increase consists of a 1.6% increase for the Current Estimated Estimated Cost of Service Adjustment and a 4.2% increase to provide FortisBC Average Monthly Fee Monthly Fee with sufficient revenue for their 2013 operations, for a total Monthly Fee Alternative 1 Alternative 2 After 10% (6.18%) After (7.87%) After increase of 5.8% to the price of power that the City purchases from Customer Type Discount 10% Discount 10% Discount FortisBC. Second is a Revenue Loss Increase to capture the difference between modelled and actual revenue that the City receives. This is calculated to be 1.28% applied to the price of power that the City sells to its customers. APPLICATION OF THE INCREASES Application of the above noted increases will be applied in different ways to create three alternatives. First the BCUC increase will be applied: To the rate at which the City buys power; The rate at which the City sells power; and The average of the two. The Revenue Loss Increase will be applied to the rate at which the City sells power.
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SCHEDULE (ALL MEETINGS ARE IN CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS 171 Main Street) Dec. 10, 2012. 6:00 pm: Introduction of the proposed rates Dec. 17, 2012, 6:00 pm: Public input session Jan. 7, 2013, 6:00 pm: First 3 readings of amendments to Fees and Charges Bylaw Jan. 21, 2013, 6:00 pm: Adoption of amendment to Fees and Charges Bylaw Feb. 1, 2013 New electrical rates take effect ADDITIONAL INFORMATION For additional information please visit www.penticton.ca or contact Mitch Moroziuk, Director of Operations 250-490-2515, firstname.lastname@example.org
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