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THE LOSS OF Dr. Barry Urness to cancer was one of many stories that shaped the Central Okanagan sports scene in 2012.

THE BCFGA annual convention in Penticton will be cut back from two days to just one when orchardists gather Jan. 19. But the annual general meeting agenda will be both busy and intriguing.

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With school out, many people off work and plenty of snow on the ground, local residents could be found outdoors in a variety of recreational activities. (Clockwise from above) Noah Kruetzky leans into a turn while skiing down the Crystal Mountain Ski Resort slopes; the sledding trio of Susan Tingstad along with Abby and Mia hold tight while careening down the Hudson Road Elementary school grounds hill; Telemark Nordic Club treasurer Lanita Platt returning from a morning of cross-country skiing; young and old alike descended on the Stuart Park outdoor ice rink for a skate.

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Accident prone day, 4 fires interrupt quiet Christmas Despite the relatively positive driving conditions, there were several accidents on Highway 97 and the Coquihalla Connector on Thursday. Kelowna Const. Kris Clark said he was at a loss to explain the rash of accidents, none of which resulted in any fatalities. “The roads didn’t initially look to bad from the Drive B.C. cameras. Maybe everyone is in a rush to get home, but I’m not sure what’s going on,” Clark said. The Connector saw two accidents occur Thursday morning, one involv-

ing five vehicles, including a semitruck, about 15 kms west of West Kelowna, and another involving a vehicle sliding off the road and into a ditch. Closer to town, a three-vehicle accident happened near the intersection of Daimler Road and Highway 97 in West Kelowna, and a three-vehicle accident in Lake Country near Highway 97 and Oceola Road. The accidents interrupted what has been relatively quiet Christmas holiday break for the RCMP. “I think we would just remind

people to pay attention and slow down when advancing on corners and drive to the road conditions with the appropriate winter tires,” Clark said. For the fire department, dating back to last week, there have been four fires causing serious damage over the holidays. The first was a blaze at a duplex on Bolotzky Court near Hollywood Road North on Dec. 18 that left 12 residents, among them seven children, homeless with many of their belongings destroyed in the fire. A community effort ensued to

provide temporary accommodation for the families and to help replace what has been lost. The fire department responded to a garage fire at 569 Glenwood Rd. at about 11 p.m. on Dec. 23. The fire originally started in a truck parked in a back alley that was fully involved when the first firefighters arrived at the scene, the flames shooting about 30 feet in the air. The truck and adjacent garage were destroyed by the fire, and some damage also occurred to a neighbour’s shed and fence.

The cause of the fire is unknown but fire investigators are calling it suspicious. A West Kelowna mobile home fire at Paradise Mobile Home Park on Boucherie Road has been deemed suspicious at this point. The mobile home was vacant at the time it was reported on fire Monday at 6:17 p.m., as two firetrucks and up to 10 firefighters responded to the scene.

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Kelowna city council has agreed to a request from the owner of an Abbott Street house to remove the building from the city’s heritage registry. The property, which once was home to Kelowna Sawmill Co. owner Stanley Merriam Simpson, was placed on the registry because of its connection to the late local pioneer businessman. Simpson once owned much of the land that now makes up the downtown core and sold a large tract of land to the city in the late 1940s. That land now houses City Hall, Memorial Arena and Jim Stuart Park. City staff said although the original house was built in 1921, it has had a number of large and significant renovations and additions made to it over more than 60 years. The current owner, who is not related to the Simpson family, has been trying to have the property removed from the heritage registry for several years, according to the city planning department. A letter from the owner’s lawyer said with a heritage designation, insurance for the property is more expensive. But city officials point-

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ed out the house does not have a heritage designation, it is simply on the registry. And that’s a key difference because inclusion on the registry does not afford the building any special protection, it merely indicates a historic significance—in this case as the former Simpson home. Heritage designation on the other hand, would protect it from substantial changes or demolition. While some members of council felt the building should stay on the registry because of its connection to the legendary Kelowna businessman, the majority, lead by Coun. Luke Stack, felt its history is well known and keeping records and photographs is good enough. Currently there are just 15 city properties with heritage designation— and thus protected—and there are 212 properties listed on Kelowna’s heritage registry. Stack and the other councillors who supported the staff recommendation to remove the property from the registry noted the lack of protection the registry affords any property included on it. Voting against the move were Couns. Robert Hobson, Gerry Zimmermann and Mohini Singh.

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With the story of a Lower Mainland teenager’s suicide in heavy circulation, local concerns over bullying are on the rise. “We usually get one report a year (about bullying),” said Const. Kris Clark, with the Kelowna RCMP. “Monday I had two. Parents are becoming more concerned, seemingly because of recent events, and that’s a marked departure from the norm.” While worries are spiking, Clark pointed out that bullying incidents haven’t really increased. It’s been a pervasive problem throughout time. The situation that allegedly prompted Amanda Todd to take her own life, however, is different on a number of levels, he said. In addition to its tragic and public conclusion, Todd’s story had criminal undertones. WE ENCOURAGE “If bullying becomes PARENTS TO KEEP persistent malicious beAN OPEN LINE OF haviour that causes someone to fear for their safeCOMMUNICATION ty, that’s criminal harassWITH THEIR ment,” explained Clark. CHILDREN. And in Todd’s case Const. Kris Clark in particular, the circumstance is more akin to extortion. In a video diary entry posted to YouTube before she died, Todd explained she was tormented after an unknown man convinced her to expose herself online in front of a webcam. He blackmailed her and that is something police may have been able to act upon, said Clark. That said, it’s better to be safe than sorry. “We take each case as it comes and we have to investigate each one as if it’s a criminal offence until proven otherwise,” he said. And there are tools that can be used to decrease a child’s vulnerability.

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PREPARING FOR WINTER…Gray Biggins, of Master Sweep It, uses an electric drill body to clean out the creosol from the chimney of this Rutland neighbourhood home to maintain the efficiency of its wood burning stove. In the wake of a series of recent fire calls related to furnace fires as the temperature has begun to drop, the fire department urges local residents to service their furnaces or chimneys prior to the onset of winter.

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Kelowna Community Food Bank operations manager Rob Weller wasn’t surprised when he read a recent report that suggested Canadian food banks are now assisting more people than ever. According to HungerCount 2012, a report on hunger and food bank use in Canada, the need for food assistance programs in Canada grew this year. In March 2012, 882,188 separate individuals received food—38 per cent of whom were children. That represents an increase of 2.4 per cent over 2011 and is 31 per cent higher than pre-recessionary levels. According to Weller, the Kelowna food bank started noticing a significant difference last summer. “Summer is usually a little slower here and this summer wasn’t,” said Weller. “Usually by the end of August, our shelves are the emptiest, so we knew with numbers being up in July and August that the warehouse was going to be severely depleted.” Community support poured in at the time; however,

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Testimony from teen murder trial under fire from defence shrieks rang out in the distance. The teenage boy reporting the stabbing never answered, instead explaining to the 911 operator that Hyatt, 16, was lying on the ground, silently taking in what had just happened to her. “She looks like she’s in shock…she is not talking to any of us,” he said, as the operator dispatched emergency crews.

Hyatt’s accused killer, now 18, sat still as the audio file reviving the chaos of those moments was played, while family and friends of the slain teen broke down in tears. The teenage girl who could be heard shouting out questions on the tape was called as a witness, and she too was brought to tears as she relived the moment. It wasn’t long, however,

until defence lawyers brought focus to the situation by asking what she meant by the question: “Who stabbed her?” Considering there were just three other girls at the party that night, and the fatal interaction was only supposed to be between the accused and Hyatt, there should have been little confusion, lawyer Donna Turko contended. “At the time I was like, ‘Oh

my God I didn’t want it to be true,’” the witness explained, adding that she did know it was the accused who stabbed Hyatt. But she was her “best friend” then, she said, and the experience of holding her sweater to Hyatt’s neck, as she bled out seemed surreal. “I was not able to believe that my best friend was able to do something so horrific,” she said.

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was considered a low vigour surface fire. Swan said initially the fire burned “quite aggressively” due to the terrain and logging slash. The blaze was first reported to the Kamloops Fire Centre at 5 a.m. Wednesday. “We suspect it is a lightning fire, but a firecause investigation will

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If you had asked him two years ago, Chief Robert Louie would’ve told you the 2010 Westbank First Nation election would be his last. But Louie, who was first elected chief of WFN in 1986, isn’t ready to step out of office just yet. He confirmed this week of his decision to run in next August’s election. “I am definitely going to run for one more term,” said Louie. “There are just a few things that have to be worked on and I feel compelled that I’ve got to see them through.” The WFN chief said future phases of Okanagan Lake Shopping Centre (see story on B9), reserve expansion near Okanagan Lake and land Robert Louie additions from the Westside Road Interchange Project are some of the areas he hopes to focus on in the coming years. Another major project for Louie is Lake Okanagan Wellness Clinic, the private hospital proposal he announced last April. If all goes according to plan, construction on that facility could take place as early as next year. “We definitely are getting ready for that construction,” Louie said. “There’s a lot to this, many millions of dollars involved with this one. It’s just taking its time going through the normal process of proper design, construction and all the elements.” Louie said he made his decision to seek re-election after being asked by several members. But he’s not focusing on the 2013 election just yet. “I’m not campaigning or anything like that. I suppose as we get closer to the election, we’ll re-assess. Every political candidate has to reassess from time to time—I’m no exception. Right now, I certainly feel I’ve got the energy to proceed and want to proceed on some of these projects.” wpaterson@kelownacapnews.com

Although it’s known as the heartbreak grape, the pinot noir has turned out to be a thrilling addition to the portfolio of a new little East Kelowna winery. SpierHead Winery has only been open two years and this is the first pinot noir produced from grapes grown on the former Turton family property on Spiers Road, yet it has just been judged the best pinot noir in Canada in the Wine Access magazine annual awards. Of 94 pinot noirs entered in the competition, only four received gold medals, with the 2010 SpierHead Pinot Noir on the top of the heap. “I’m just thrilled,” commented one of the three owners, Brian Sprout, who said he thinks the second vintage is even better than this one. A Kelowna Secondary school buddy, Bill Knutson, and Bruce Hirtle are the other two owners. The grapes were only planted on this site in 2008 and 2010 was the first harvest, so to win such a prestigious honour with it was quite a surprise, he admits. Each cluster of the grapes was hand-sorted on the crush deck, and that’s the sort of individual attention the fruit receives, because of the winery’s small size. That may be a particular advantage in growing the pinot noir, which has a thin skin and can be espe-

cially finicky, Sprout concedes. “It’s like making a salad with flabby old lettuce. You have to have top ingredients to produce good wines,” Sprout said. “The grapes need to be at the peak of the varietal. Because we’re small, we have the luxury of being able to pick them when they’re at their peak.” This pinot noir was also judged to be the seventh best in a list of 25 of B.C.’s best wines in the Wine Access awards. The only other local wines to place were the Quails’ Gate 2010 Chardonnay, which was 4th and the Quails’ Gate 2010 Totally Botritis-Affected Optima which was 5th. In the sparkling wine category, Summerhill Pyramid Winery’s 1998 Cipes Ariel came 4th. For SpierHead, this is the 15th award since the winery opened, including this fall’s receipt of the Best New Winery award from the B.C. Wine Awards. As well, there was a silver medal for the pinot noir, and bronze medals for its 2010 Pursuit and 2010 Chardonnay. Sprout said he’s surprised how few local residents visit wineries, observing almost all his visitors are from out of town. SpierHead is closed for the winter, but the wines are available through the website (he says he’ll even deliver locally) and at local VQA stores and private

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SPIERHEAD WINERY co-owner Brian Sprout tests a barrel sample of this year’s pinot noir after the 2010 vintage was judged the best of 94 in Canada, putting East Kelowna on the national wine map. wine shops: www.spierheadwinery.com. On the other hand, he figures if every adult in Kelowna tried a local wine over Christmas,

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The case against a Kelowna RCMP officer accused of assaulting a Prince George man downtown two years ago wrapped up Tuesday without the Mountie’s lawyer presenting any evidence or calling his client to testify. In a surprising move, Cont. Geoff Mantler’s lawyer, Neville McDougall, announced he would not be presenting any evidence when Crown council Will Burrows finished presenting the case for the prosecution. Mantler is accused of assaulting Manjeet Bhatti in the early hours of August 2010, after Mantler and his partner, Const. Rick Goodwin, saw what Goodwin testified were two men conducting a drug deal in a parking lot behind the Toronto Dominion Bank on Ellis Street. Bhatti, an admitted Geoff Mantler drug addict, said he was buying two rocks of crack cocaine at the time. He testified he fled on a bicycle when he felt he was going to be robbed by the men—he said there was more than one—and encountered Goodwin and Mantler in a marked police cruiser as he fled. Goodwin testified that Bhatti was told to stop because he was not wearing a bike helmet but swore at the officer and pedalled away. He was located a short time later by the officers on Harvey Avenue. Bhatti maintains he was hit on the head, either by Mantler’s fist or elbow, as he was handcuffed and waiting to be put into the back of the police cruiser. The blow, he said, knocked him to the ground and broke his glasses. On the stand Tuesday, Goodwin said he was the one who grabbed Bhatti pushed him up against the car after Bhatti help up his hands saying he was surrendering.

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One dead, one hurt in bad accidents The Okanagan’s stifling summer traffic yielded deadly returns for motorcyclists this week. A 22-year-old man was killed following a Tuesday crash that shattered his bike, while another Kelowna motorcyclist is fighting for his life following a same-day smash-up in Penticton. The first happened in front of the Okanagan College campus on KLO Road. Mounties say a westbound Suzuki motorcycle was travelling in the lefthand lane of KLO Road close to 3:30 p.m. when it collided with an eastbound VW Cabriolet making a left hand turn into the college parking lot. The Suzuki went into a skid and the motorcycle was laid down prior to impact with the VW. “It was struck very hard and disintegrated,” said Cpl. Andy Burpee, noting it was smashed up into so many pieces, that it was difficult to determine the make of the bike. “Motorbikes will come apart with a hard enough impact.”

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Cause of the Capri Hotel fire June 31 is suspect according to fire investigators because it began in the early morning hours in a number of places on the sixth, seventh and eighth floors, forcing the evacuation of 358 guests. Trevor Shannon is found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Evan Wilke. He died of a gunshot wound at a party of young people in April, 2007. June set new records for rainfall with 107 millimetres, more than double the average in what is normally the wettest month of the year. A new vice-chancellor takes over at UBCO, Deborah Buszard, replacing Doug Owram, who retired. Thousands are drawn to City Park by Keloha, Kelowna’s new music festival, which is affiliated with the Centre of Gravity event. A motorcyclist is killed in an accident with a left-turning car at the entrance to Okanagan College and his bike disintegrated. Kelowna businessman and philanthropist Mel Kotler,70, lost his battle with cancer. Supporters rally behind the cause of a Lake Country dog named Shadow whose fate is in the hands of a judge after it was alleged he bit a woman who was walking her dog.

City of Kelowna prepares to sell its municipally-owned electric utility to Fortis B.C. for an estimated $50 million, which would be invested in Fortis B.C., yielding returns of $2.1 million a year. Two fish kills in different areas of Okanagan Lake, and affecting different species of fish, are being investigated by the provincial government. A row of 41 Katsura trees along Okanagan Lake in West Kelowna are responsible for the delay of a project to widen Gellatly Road along the lakeshore, and increase the amount of parking there. Residents don’t want them cut down. More than 100 people show up at the regional district office to protest the confinement of Shadow in the pound for more than a year after it is alleged he bit a walker. The board agreed to meet with his owners at a later date. Someone exposed himself to an eightyear-old at the Rutland YMCA, but didn’t touch her. Security has tightened up at the facility. Kelowna RCMP officer Geoff Mantler is acquitted of assault on Manjeet Singh Bhatti, a self-confessed addict, while he was being arrested by police in August, 2010, because of conflicting evidence. Hot, dry and windy weather has made it difficult to control a wildfire in the Wilson’s Landing area on Westside Road.

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The third body of the summer is pulled from Okanagan Lake near Hot Sands Beach. Despite his reluctance to do so 15 years ago, Kelowna Mayor Walt Gray declared 2012 Gay Pride Week as requested by the Rainbow Coalition. A forest fire east of Oyama is contained within a day, despite hot, dry conditions. The $14.5 million Bernard Avenue upgrade project breaks ground. The City of Kelowna’s flag controversy—whether or not to fly courtesy flags atop city hall—was cut short when council decided on a new policy to not fly any at all. Council decides to expand the bus fleet in Kelowna at a cost of $1 million over the next three years. A raid by Kelowna RCMP on a Hells Angels clubhouse in Kelowna’s north end nets $4 million in cash, believed to be the proceeds of crime. The historic Benvoulin Church, owned by the Central Okanagan Heritage Society, celebrates 120 years. A half-acre fire in Mission Creek Regional park took only minutes for firefighters to douse, thanks to a lack of wind. After a four-yearold boy was bitten on the face by a pit bull, has resulted in calls for a ban on the breed in B.C., similar to one in Ontario. The boy required 32 stitches to his face.

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shuffle, and becomes the third of the three Central Okanagan MLAs to serve

in that post. The $14 million Bernard Avenue revitaliza-

tion project begins, and merchants prepare for the street to be shut down for months for the work to be done. Four houses and several outbuildings are destroyed in Peachland when wild winds whip flames miles ahead of the forest where it started in the Trepanier Valley west of Peachland. A massive evacuation, closure of the elementary school and Highway 97 result. Despite the objections of Lake Country council, the province approves water licences on its upcountry reservoir to waterfront lot lessees. A West Kelowna food bank for single-parent families and seniors loses its charitable, tax-exempt status, on a decision by Revenue Canada. The murderer of a West Kelowna family, David Ennis, is not to be paroled, decides the parole board, after a hearing attended by a number of relatives and friends of the Johnson and Bentley families. Kelowna historian and environmentalist John Woodworth dies at the age of 88. A 20-hectare grass fire in Joe Rich is tackled quickly by three local fire departments and the forest service, which managed to knock it down in a matter of hours despite windy conditions. A Kelowna woman, Kate Grossmith, who was beaten by a hammer, dies of her injuries. It’s expected her son will be charged. A $28 million expansion and upgrade of Okanagan College’s trades training facilities is announced by the province. Local ratepayers object to paying the whole cost of a $22.3 million upgrade to the South East Kelowna Irrigation District’s water system. Kelowna makes a bid for the Ironman Canada event, which was formerly held in Penticton. Calona Vineyards celebrates 80 years of

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Laurel D’Andrea, publisher of the Beyond 50 magazine, is named one of three volunteer sector leaders in B.C. and awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her efforts. Inadvertent 911 pocket dialling by local residents keeps Kelowna RCMP hopping and wasting their time. From the start of May tp the end of August, the RCMP had to deal with 1,192 pocket dialed 911 calls from cell phones, about eight per cent of the total number of calls police dealt with in that time period. The CIBC Run For The Cure in support of breast cancer research and treatment initiatives raises $253,350 in Kelowna. The event raises more than $30 million across Canada. A bomb threat at the Interior Savings branch in Rutland backs up traffic on Rutland Road but turns out to be a hoax. President of the B.C. Fruit Growers Association, Kirpal Boparai, is sent packing by the Okanagan Tree Fruit Co-operative, the largest packinghouse in the valley, over his attempt to sell his fruit privately. Boparai’s membership in the co-op is revoked in light of his comments including co-op workers being lazy and the co-op management not understanding the needs of fruit growers. Wildlife ecologist Karl Larsen says the eastern grey squirrel, normally associated with the eastern parts of the U.S. and Canada, has begun showing up in Kelowna with a hearty appetite to eat anything, from disposed of garbage, to tree See Review A6

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fruit and grape crops. The squirrels are considered one of the top 100 invasive species on the planet. Nancy Cameron, president and chief executive officer of Tourism Kelowna, is named 2012 Business Leader of the Year by the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce The annual Maxine DeHart United Way Ramada Hotel Drive-Thru breakfast raises $37,000 for the United Way fundraising campaign. More than 700 meals are prepared for the annual Thanksgiving Day dinner for th homeless hosted by the Kelowna Gospel Mission. Controversy over a documentary called Donkey Love leads Landmark Cinemas to back out of a commitment to host the Okanagan Film Festival. The documentary examines how bestiality plays a role in Colombian culture. Investicare Seniors Housing Corporation says construction of a state of

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2012 IN REVIEW the art health facility in West Kelowna, initiated by the Westbank First Nation, could start within a year. Work begins on upgrading Bernard Avenue with the segment of the road between Richter and St. Paul streets. Work on the first phase of the project is completed on Dec. 14. Provincial law that bans anyone under the age of 18 from using a tanning bed goes into effect. Groundbreaking takes place on construction of the new cardiac care centre at Kelowna General Hospital. A group of West Kelowna residents still struggling with the loss of friend Ashlee Hyatt were stunned to learn t her boyfriend, Michael Baxter, was killed in a single vehicle accident on Princeton Avenue in Peachland after his pickup truck rolled several times while in the midst of turning a corner. Two other people in the car survive the

crash. Money committed to four different city infrastructure projects is clawed back and redirected to cover cost overruns of $400,000 on the $1.6 million renovation of the second floor at City Hall. Joyce Brinkerhoff, a school trustee and co-president of the Intercultural Society of the Central Okanagan, says a census result that shows 85.9 per cent of the city’s population spoke English as their first language in 2011, compared to 84. 7 per cent in 2006, doesn’t reflect negatively on Kelowna’s ethnic diversity, but rather is a sign that the city’s immigrant population has grown roots. A B.C.-wide protest to stop the planned pipeline from the Alberta tar sands to Kitimat, from where bitumen would then shipped to Asia by tanker, comes to Kelowna as more than 100 people rally outside Kelowna-Mission MLA Steve Thomson’s constituency office. Kelowna Mayor Wal-

ter Gray says he wants to debunk the public myth that housing costs in Kelowna are among the most expensive in the country. He says such speculation is having a negative impact on the city’s economic growth. South East Kelowna Irrigation District ratepayers reject, by petition, a proposal to borrow $15.3 million to upgrade the water quality standards that are required by the provincial government. Some 32 per cent of eligible voters, far beyond the required minimum of 10 per cent, voted no to the proposal under the alternative approval process.

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Consistent with a HungerCount 2012 report that showed a 2.4 per cent increase in food bank clients across Canada in 2012 and 31 per cent above pre-recession levels, the Kelowna Community Food Bank says its client traffic began to increase during the summer, which is traditional-

ly a slower time for food demand. Living up to one of his campaign promises, Mayor Walter Gray announces that Jim Paterson, the city’s general manager of community sustainability, will be the city’s first director of business development, a move the mayor said would help create a better synergy between new business development and city services. The Bank of Canada promotional tour to showcase the new $20 bill comes to Kelowna, one of five cities chosen to roll out the new high-tech polymer note. Kelowna General Hospital Foundation surpasses its $6 million fundraising goal for the new Centennial Tower. CORD director for Okanagan East, Patty Hansen, raises the possibility of a referendum among her constituents to either remain as they are, join the City of Kelowna, join the District of Lake Country or form their own municipality.

Hansen’s campaign arises out of her frustration at the CORD board table, in particular the Kelowna Mountain residential proposal and commercial development. The trial of the girl accused of killing Ashlee Hyatt ends with a guilty verdict on the charge of manslaughter against the teenager. The trial resulted from an incident between the accused and Hyatt at a house party in Peachland in 2010 that resulted in 16-year-old Hyatt dying as a result of a knife wound to her neck. The Big White Ski Resort community is angry over a decision by the B.C. Ambulance Service to not have an ambulance stationed full-time at the ski resort, deciding it would be better usedif stationed in Lake Country and called to the ski hill when needed. West Kelowna announces completion of the most significant infrastructure taken on by the young municipality, hooking up sewer ser-

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The 23rd Annual Innkeeper’s Celebration at the Hotel Eldorado was once again the party of the season! Nearly $40,000 was raised to outfit a Labour & Delivery room with a new warmer and create a more comfortable home-like environment for families. Thank you to the Nixon Family and all of the guests for your continued support of our hospital. Maintaining the tradition yet evolving the celebration, next year’s Innkeeper’s will be Thursday, December 5th. Mark your calendar today! With sincere thanks to the staff of the Hotel Eldorado who donated their time, and vendors who donated their products and service, to make this event possible. Volunteers

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vices to 1,500 homes that were previously reliant on what, in many cases, were failing septic fields. Local chef Mark Filatow is the gold medal winner at the Gold Medal Plates competition in Vancouver, earning a spot in the Canadian Culinary Championships to be hosted in Kelowna in February 2013. The event is also part of a fundraising campaign for Canada’s Olympic athletes. Research by UBC0 scientists indicates that male goldfish in a treated effluent reservoir were being feminized, the result of estrogenic compounds found in the waste treatment plant wastewater. The new Parkinson Activity Centre opens, the replacement for the Water Street Seniors Centre, which will be removed from the city’s downtown waterfront to make way for both a new Kelowna Yacht Club and expanded Stuart Park. Kelowna city council says a wish list of two new firehalls and up to 40 new firefighters is too expensive for local taxpayers. Several stores in the Burtch Plaza are destroyed by a fire that starts under mysterious circumstances. Left homeless by the fire were Soccer Express, Colour Me Mine, EcoWater 2000 and Canadian 2 for 1 Pizza.

DECEMBER Premier Pacific Properties makes another attempt to gather Kelowna council support for its ambitious two high-rise tower Monaco project at the corner of St. Paul and Doyle. After shooting down the initial proposal earlier in the year, council remains skeptical about the building footprint for one 30-storey tower, saying it’s beyond what the Downtown Plan calls for. The revised proposal is deferred by council for more discussion between the developers and city staff before a vote is taken to send it to public hearing. Six different agencies sign a protocal agreement with the Kelowna RCMP about how to address domestic abuse complaints where someone’s life may be at risk. The groups involved include the Kelowna Women’s Shelter, Elizabeth Fry Society and the B.C. Ministry of Children and Families. Kelowna General Hospital becomes the fifth medical centre in B.C. to provide full cardiac care services, with the See Review A7


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2012 Review from A6 first patient undergoing open heart surgery at the hospital. A surprise guilty plea to a charge of assault causing bodily harm is enteredby Kelowna RCMP Const. Geoff Mantler. The charge resulted from the controversial arrest of Kelowna’s Buddy Tavares, in whch Mantler was caught on video kicking Tavares in the head. Sentencing is put over to April 2104. Okanagan orchardists Fred Steele, of Kelowna, and Jeet Dukhia, of Vernion, appear to be the two leading candidates to replace Kirpal Boparai as president of the B.C. Tree Fruit Growers Association when growers meet for the association’s annual convention in January, 2013. An official with the Southern Nevada Water Authority, speaking at a water conference in Kelowna, points out how that region has made it illegal to water the street or allow irrigation water to run off a property without facing hefty fines. A century of history associated with the sport of rugby in Kelowna is celebrated with a series of rugby matches at City Park. Plans for a new public pier and day-use marina at the foot of Queensway Avenue gain the necessary approvals, and construction is scheduled to be completed by next spring. The pier and marina will be built by Edmontn’s Westcorp. Despite some complaints about on-street parking, rection is generally positive about the first phase of the new look to Bernard Avenue. Spierhead Winery’s 2010 pinot noir vintage is judged the best in Canada by Wine Access magazine, putting the small East Kelowna winery on the national wine map. Kelowna council spent a record low three hours and 19 minutes to approve a preliminary $351 million budget for 2013 calling for a 2.58 per cent property tax increase. Budget deliberation meetings in the past generally tended to be marathon sessions that started in the morning and dragged on into the evening.

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Homeowners need to keep front sidewalks safe to walk M y father lives down the street from me. A little

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His house is in a culde-sac, which has become a virtual sheet of ice.  The snow plow operators don’t give the small roundabout the same attention as the street. He has to make his way over that sheet of ice, and then across the street, to get to a sidewalk. The sidewalk isn’t much better. It’s excellent, down to the concrete, in front of some houses, but it’s safer to climb over the plow swath to the street in front of others whose owners have not been so diligent. We see the difference in homeowner diligence other times of the year as well.  Some front yards are immaculate while others get rare attention.  Some homeowners are so “anal” that they are out there with brooms, in the spring, sweeping up the sand and gravel before the street sweepers come around. Some people care more than others about the appearance of their yards and the sidewalks in front of them.  Retired folks have more time on their hands than those of us workaholics who are at the office all the time.  Some people care, but have physical disabilities that limit their ability to do the physical work involved. At a family Christmas gathering, I brought up the subject of the responsibility of homeowners

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Paul Hergott to keep the sidewalks in front of their homes clear of ice and snow. Those I brought the subject up with seemed of the impression that it’s a matter of moral, not legal, responsibility. When I raised the prospect of a bylaw actually requiring homeowners to keep sidewalks free of snow and ice, I was met with the suggestion that it would be as ridiculous as having a bylaw requiring us to clear ice and snow from City Hall.  We don’t own the sidewalks. How could their condition possibly be our legal responsibility? Ridiculous or not, believe this—Bylaw 8120 in the City of Kelowna and bylaw 0071.01 in the District of West Kelowna make it so. The two bylaws are very similar, each requiring homeowners to remove accumulated snow or ice within 24 hours. Do the municipalities enforce the bylaws? Apparently not, at least not on my street.  If they did, I would have been one of those issued a fine.  It was just the other

day, after much longer than 24 hours of snow and ice had accumulated on the sidewalk in front of my house, when I got it down to the cement. It took a comment from my father to clue me in to the dangerousness of the situation.  As an able bodied fellow, I have no problem clambering over snow piles and sliding on slippery surfaces. The condition of our street didn’t seem dangerous through my able-bodied eyes. It hadn’t occurred to me that I was contributing to a dangerous situation on my street for those like my father. Yes, I am embarrassed by that lack of insight. On researching this subject, I saw that the municipalities did take steps to try to bring these bylaws to the attention of the public. Those steps were insufficient, though, at least for some of us.  Will knowing about the bylaw cause us to rush out with our shovels to clear snow and ice within 24 hours of accumulation? Without diligent enforcement, I doubt it. What will it take to make our sidewalks safe?  Perhaps bylaw enforcement officers should be patrolling our streets, issuing fines.  By failing to do so, perhaps our municipalities are complicit in the dangerous state of our sidewalks.

If we homeowners don’t like taking on the responsibility to keep public property in front of our homes safe, then we should encourage our municipalities to increase taxes to create the financial resources to plow and sand our sidewalks like they plow and sand our streets. I’ll leave you with the reality that with legal responsibility comes legal liability.  If my father or another pedestrian slips, falls and hurts themselves on the sidewalk in front of your home because of your failure to keep it clear of ice and snow, expect to answer to the injured victim’s civil claim for fair compensation, a claim that is bound to be enforced by the court because of the bylaw. Of course, the same as with car crash claims, it will be your insurance company more likely to be dealing with the claim.  Call your insurance company today to ensure your home insurance provides liability coverage for this kind of claim to a suitable level. This column is intended to provide general information about injury claims. It is not a substitute for retaining a lawyer to provide legal advice specifically pertaining to your case. Paul Hergott is a lawyer at Hergott Law in West Kelowna.

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That included a number of rare or unusual birds spotted and a particularly large number of different owls, despite a snowstorm on count day in the Central Okanagan. Local count coordinator Chris Charlesworth counted his first owls in the dark hours of the morning on count day along Mission Creek where he spotted a great horned owl and a pair of western screech owls. That evening, he and Ryan Tomlinson counted 12 more, 10 of them great horned owls, but also a barred owl. Five northern pygmy owls were also spotted on count day. Volunteers also counted the double-crested cormorant that’s been perching on the bridge the past few weeks and a couple of peregrine falcons, two yellow-rumped warblers, a vesper, swamp and white-throated sparrow and three yellow-head

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A MOUNTAIN CHICKADEE works on the top of this funky bird feeder created by students at Okanagan Mission Secondary as a fund-raiser for their environmental efforts, while a red-breasted nuthatch pecks at the bottom while hanging upside down. ed blackbirds at the landfill—all unusual here for December. As well, there’s an Anna’s hummingbird who stayed behind in Rutland this winter instead of migrating south. I hope she survives the winter, but I’m not sure how likely that is. The count also included 168 common redpolls. In all about 50 birders braved the snowstorm to take part in this year’s count in the field, while a further 13 participated in this year’s feeder watch, calling in or e-mailing

their results to Denise Brownlie who reported that one watcher counted 120 goldfinches in her yard in Rutland. That’s annoying when I can’t get any to come and eat my niger seed, even though they’re supposed to love the stuff. I guess we’re too deep in the forest for them. Denise says in all, 27 species and 1,181 individual birds were reported by her feeder watch participants, including 18 Eurasian collared doves, a species that used to be quite unusual, but she

says are spreading. Three of her callers reported them. There were also lots of house finches, with 167 reported, along with 66 dark-eyed juncos and 62 house sparrows. The feeder watch also included a whopping 399 California quail, so it’s no wonder there were lots of hawks and owls counted this year. It’s just like wildlife: When the deer numbers are high you can be sure cougar numbers will be too. The annual Christmas

Many of the local birders are members of the Central Okanagan Naturalists’ Club, which always welcomes new members or visitors to its regular monthly meetings. The January meeting is Tuesday, Jan. 8, 7 p.m., at Evangel Church, 3261 Gordon Rd. with a presentation by Brian Ohsowski, a PhD candidate at UBCO who will talk about the challenges of growing native plants in severely-disturbed habitats. The Friends of the South Slopes Society will hold its annual general meeting Thursday, Jan. 10, 7 p.m., at the EECO in Mission Creek Regional Park with guest speaker Rene Unger. She’ll talk about the Gore-Tex Transalpine Race, an eight-day trail running race through the mountains of Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy. She will share her journey and stunning photos of the scenery. Her run was a fundraiser for the B.C. Cancer Society. FOSS secretary Penny Gubbels notes there are two board positions open,

RCMP warn the public about ‘hard luck’ hoax The hard-luck hoax has hit again this week and police are warning the public of people who want to pilfer your petty cash. In the past week, the Kelowna RCMP have received a half dozen or so reports of the hard luck hoax throughout Kelowna.

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To the editor: If someone says there ▼ is no Santa give them a real glare and the word Humbug. This letter is to express my sincere thanks to a gentleman who I hardly even saw. He is truly an angel. Earlier this month, a friend drove me to the hospital for my very last treatment for cancer. It has been a very long 10 months but I am finally cancer free. Although that in itself is a tremendous gift, it gets even better. From the hospital we went down to the Kelowna food bank to get my Christmas hamper. The food bank is really an amazing place. It took about an hour and a half to get through the lineup. It went across the front of the building and then down the side street. There were a great many volunteers going back and forth keeping everyone supplied with hot chocolate. Someone even brought me a chair as standing was almost impossible after my treatment. Inside they have a won-

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hey’re well on the way to stopping the expansion of oil exports to Asia. Now will B.C.’s American branch-plant environmental machine turn on natural gas? A couple of weeks ago I described the dispute between the Haisla Nation and the rest of the Coastal First Nations group over the pioneering of liquefied natural gas development on Haisla territory at Kitimat. Powerful chiefs of the Heiltsuk, Gitga’at, Haida and others in the so-called Great Bear Rainforest oppose the idea of kicking off a new LNG export industry without extending the hydro grid to support renewable power for the region. LNG is shaping up as B.C.’s largest-ever industrial project, if it gets

built. And there are signs the American-directed environmental attack is swinging to our gas boom. Some in the Canadian media insist no Tom such U.S. influence Fletcher exists, or that it is trivial and benign. They mock federal Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver’s description of “foreign radicals,” pretending this applies to everyone opposed to oil pipelines. There weren’t many reporters with me when I covered the negotiations for the Great Bear Rainforest in 2006. To the Vancouver media it was just a big forest deal up in the middle of nowhere. Along with B.C. cabinet minister Pat Bell, Coastal First Nations and forest companies, the Sierra Club, Fores-

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tEthics and Greenpeace muscled their way to the table. How they did so became clear in early 2007. Behind these big three eco-propaganda groups was a $60 million war chest from an obscure outfit called Tides Canada. Another front group, as it turns out. The actual source of the money was the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the David and Lucille Packard Foundation, the Wilberforce Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Most made their billions in computers and software in San Francisco or Seattle. They’ve funded scientifically suspect campaigns such as “Yellowstone to Yukon” and “boreal forest” aimed at turning more than a third of Canada into parks. Increasingly, they are partner-

ing with aboriginal people in B.C. and across Canada. Some in B.C.’s major media have since grudgingly credited independent B.C. researcher Vivian Krause with filling in the blanks. She has shown that starting in 2002, these foundations began formally organizing against Canadian fossil fuel production. When the B.C. and Canadian governments matched the $60 million Great Bear Rainforest fund for “ecosystem-based” forest management, they didn’t realize they were reinforcing a blockade against oil exports. Tides and its backers have continued to fund and create new protest groups, which are quoted as they pop up by credulous B.C. media.

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Political correctness at step too far

To the editor: I wanted to express my extreme disappointment to see across your Dec. 24 Capital News edition front page with the headline, “Happy Holidays.” The last I checked

on the calendar, it is still called Christmas. Not sure why it has become politically incorrect to use that term after hundreds and hundreds of years.   It is the birth of Christ and all of time is mea-

sured according to his birth and death (BC and AD). If we are worried about offending someone, it offends me that Christmas is removed.   I respect all faiths and religions, and honour what they call their holi-

Share true spirit of Christmas

To the editor: Don’t be afraid of these two words: Merry Christmas. Don’t be afraid of the evil forces trying so hard to kill the meaning of Christmas spirit. Afterall, we are celebrating

the birth of Jesus Christ. What’s next? Holiday Tree? Have Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Luba Boychuk, Kelowna

▼ PRIORITIES

Dog control case an example of tax dollars being squandered

To the editor: Yes, there certainly is a strange disconnect between what the politicians have to say about the need for austerity, and then wasting taxpayer’s money.   I agree with Paula Stein’s letter criticizing the regional district dog control for squandering our money on a bogus court case and on the incarceration of a dog that has never bit nor attacked anyone.  If the regional district sees fit to squander more than $50,000 of our money on persecuting this dog, do they really need

even more of our money to waste? No wonder so many people in protest won’t buy a license for their dogs. This dog has been locked up for 21  months (which in a dog’s life is over 12 years). There has to be a limit to the length of time a dog can be locked up without a fair trial. As one who has owned dogs all my life, I  know that they require a lot more companionship  than what this dog is receiving and a lot more exercise too. What cruel punish-

ment for an animal to not know why he is being caged constantly and kept away from his loved  owner, who incidentally only gets to spend one half hour, once a week with his dog.   What cruel punishment for the dog’s owner who is trying everything he can to get his  pet released. Enough is enough, let’s put an end to this travesty before Kelowna gets an even worse reputation for being dog unfriendly. Joellen Broughton, Kelowna

End of world date reshuffled

To the editor: December 21st  has come and gone and our world is still in one piece. Well, sort of. Against all expectations our nasty little troubles are still bugging us, instead 1of having vanished in one big apocalyptic clean-up. But not to worry. All is not lost. According to professor Zeh Wen, a world authority on Mummies and other mysteries of the ancient world, the date of Dec. 21 was a misinterpretation of the

hieroglyphs of Quetzalcoatl. The professor has now dug up a bathroom tile from the Palace of Hitzabotl, listed as ‘hit the bottle’ in ‘History for Dummies.’ It shows the correct date as this coming April 1. No fooling. Should we be again disappointed, an email to the prof will demand a new date. Meantime, Hitzabotl may for some be a timely discovery. Cheers. Harry Liedtke, West Kelowna

Enhance our own energy interests

Fletcher from A10

Their argument against oil exports centres on the sexy but false premise that Alberta’s “tar sands” somehow uniquely threaten the global climate. Lately, as the size of B.C.’s gas development has become clearer, the protests have started to refocus. Now we hear dire claims about the decades-old technique of “fracking” in gas development, and previously obscure groups are springing up to protest gas projects. Hollywood is about to gas us with an anti-fracking movie starring Matt Damon. Previews suggest that Promised Land works the usual evil-greedy-capitalist themes, in the Avatar tradition.

ForestEthics, Sierra Club and Greenpeace, meanwhile, are campaigning against their original forest preservation deal on B.C.’s Central and North Coast. Sustainable development solutions aren’t good for their business model. If people think a problem is solved, they stop sending money. Meanwhile, the U.S. is surging ahead with its own shale oil and gas boom. Plans are underway for LNG exports from the U.S. to Asia. I think 2013 would be a good year for Canada to start making its own decisions on energy development. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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derful system. Volunteers kept coming out a door each with a cart and some items in it. When it came their turn each client would step in front of the next cart as a volunteer pushed the cart down a long table where more volunteers were putting more goodies in the basket including a very large turkey. I couldn’t believe how much was in the two boxes that were in my grocery cart. Then each volunteer would push the cart out to the waiting transportation that the person had come in. A huge thank you and Merry Christmas to all the volunteers at the food bank. But it gets even better. The volunteer who was pushing my cart suggested we wait around the corner of the building while my friend went to get his truck. My friend had left his truck about a block away as the traffic was awful. While we were standing there, a man walked past and put an envelope in my hand, said Merry Christmas, and was gone. I didn’t really get a chance to see his face. ‘He sort of came out of nowhere and someone else said he disappeared east on the small side street. We were going to try and find him then decided maybe it would be nicer if we didn’t know who he is. When my friend came

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• participate in community policing programs and ride on patrol with police officers in a support role; • gain valuable knowledge and expertise in order to deliver crime prevention and community policing programs to the public; and • provide a local perspective to policing in the community they serve. Training for auxiliary constables consists of about 150 hours of classroom, practical and police defensive techniques. The training course is run over a five-month period, held on consecutive Saturdays along with during some periods throughout the week.

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Tight budgets at the senior government level are reflected in a reduced budget for the B.C. Fruit Growers’ Association. So its 124th annual general meeting has been cut to a single day event next month from the usual two days. The AGM is to be held in Penticton on Jan. 19. However, the reduced timeframe hasn’t stopped growers from proposing resolutions calling for more financial support from both the provincial and federal governments, for activities such as safety net programs (which have been reduced), the provincial replant program and for a PST rebate program. In addition, growers are again requesting an overall lift to the provincial agriculture ministry budget, which they say doesn’t match up with budgets in other provinces. Those resolutions will be discussed just prior to a presentation, scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on the day of the AGM, by provincial Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick. This year 19 delegates representing the South Okanagan/Similkameen, Okanagan-Skaha, Central Okanagan and North Okanagan regions will vote on a total of 28 resolutions, as well as discussing a number of reports from industry or-

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ganizations such as the Okanagan Tree Fruit Co-operative and the Okanagan Plant Improvement Corporation. A financial report and the budget for the coming year, as well as the newest senior government program, Growing Forward Two, will also be the focus of presentations during the morning of the meeting. In the afternoon, members will discuss financial programs and labour issues, grower committees and the Apple Research and Promotion Agency. The growers will also hold their annual elections. Although they could vote to open nominations from the floor, at present, the vice-president elected last year, Jeet Dukhia, of Vernon, is president due to the resignation of Kirpal Boparai, the Kelowna grower who was elected president last year. Dukhia has been nominated for the position of president, as has Kelowna grower Fred Steele, a former vice-president of the BCFGA. Dukhia has also been nominated for vice-president, along with former BCFGA president Joe Sardinha. For the southern district position, Peter Simonsen, of Naramata, has been nominated, while for the northern district, Amarjit Lalli, of Kelowna, has been nominated, along with newcomer

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Asif Mohammed, of Vernon. To represent the four regions, Nirmal Dhaliwal, of Oliver, Denise MacDonald, of Summerland, and Madeleine van Roechoudt, of Lake Country, have been nominated, while Sukhpaul Bal

and Jora Dhaliwal, both of Kelowna, will contest the Central Okanagan position. All are incumbents except Bal. Resolutions proposed by the different regions indicate growers are of several minds regarding the Sterile Insect Release

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grams in such facilities as the Pacific Agri-food Research Centre in Summerland, where new varieties are developed and research in plant pathology has been going on for decades. A code of conduct for the executive was

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SPORTS

2012

JANUARY

•  Emily Oxland, one of the top high school volleyball players in B.C., commits to the UBC Okanagan Heat women’s team for 2012-13. •  Former Kelowna Rockets’ captain Josh Gorges signs a longterm contract extension with the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens. •  The Kelowna Owls win the Legal Beagle senior boys basketball tournament at Terry Fox Secondary in Coquitlam. • The Kelowna Rockets acquire 20-year-old forward Brett Lyon from Moose Jaw prior to WHL trade deadline. •  Kelowna ski crosser Kesley Serwa suffers a season-ending knee injury after crashing at a race in France.

The Capital News sports department takes a look back over the year that was in sport in the Central Okanagan—the ups and downs, triumphs and disappointments for local athletes and local sports community. We start with the first half of the year, January to June, today and will conclude with the second half of the year, July to December, in next Monday’s paper.

•  Kelowna Christian defeats Immaculata 6562 in final game of Mustangs’ senior boys basketball tournament. •  The BCHL’s Westside Warriors trade captain Izaak Berglund and Michael King to Lloydminster of the AJHL for future considerations. •  The Westside Warriors name local product Max French as their new captain. • Pat Quinn and Mark Recchi are confirmed as coaches for the Top Prospects Game in late January in Kelowna. Rockets coach Ryan Huska to assist Recchi on Team Cherry. •  The host Kelowna Fripp Rockets go winless at Kelowna International Elite Midget Tournament. •  The Immaculata

Mustangs place third at B.C. Catholics senior boys basketball championship.

Haley Sales •  The OKM Huskies win the Grand Forks senior girls basketball tournament. •  Kelowna motocross rider Casey Keast wins national Motorcycle Award of Excellence. •  Rockets goalie

Adam Brown wins 100th career WHL game. •  Kelowna’s Haley Sales wins a bronze medal at Canadian Figure Skating Championships. •  Kelowna’s Kelly Scott wins her third straight B.C. women’s curling championship.

•  The Okanagan Sun track meet in Vancouver. the Okanagan Gymnasname Paul Carson as the •  Jim Cotter’s Ke- tics Centre wins gold at new president of the B.C. lowna/Vernon rink wins the Canadian trampolien infiniti.ca Football Confernce team, its second straight B.C. championships. while Jay Christensen men’s curling title. •  Kelowna products is introduced as the new Dani Hennig, Abigail GM. Raye and Natalie Sour• The host KSS Owls isseau play for the Cansenior boys lose 91-85 adian women’s field to the Edmonton Harry hockey squad at Olympic Ainlay Titans in the final qualifier in India. FEBRUARY of the Western Canada •  Central Okanagan • Alexandra My- Basketball Tournament. Sailing Assocation’s Ron shak-Davis earned two •  West Kelowna’s Rubadeau is named Canfourth-place finishes at the Julia Ransom and Jasper adian Yachting AssociWestern Canadian cross MacKenzie qualify for ation’s volunteer of the country ski champion- world youth and junior year. ships in Canmore. biathlon championships. •  Liquid Lightning Kierra Smith • The host KSS Owls Ransom wins the overall swimmer Kierra Smith win bronze at the Best youth title at nationals in wins one gold ands three of the West senior girls Quebec. silver medals at the Westbasketball tournament. •  Kelowna Fripp •  UBC Okanagan ern Canadian champion•  Kelowna Rockets Rockets win midget tier 1 Heat women’s volleyball ships in Winnipeg. Club teammates Colton Sissons boys hockey tournament team and men’s basketball mate David Dmitrov won inspired performance. again. and Damon Severson play in Lethbridge. team finish out inaugur- two gold and two silver in the CHL Top Prospects •  Kelowna’s Keef- al seasons in Canada West Game at Prospera Place in er Joyce wins 60 metre conference with victories. See Review A30 Kelowna. sprint at the Harry Jerome •  Danielle Gruber of

▼ BARRY URNESS

Sports community loses ‘passionate’ builder Warren Henderson STAFF REPORTER

In the summer of 2012, Kelowna’s sports community lost one of its most passionate advocates. Dr. Barry Urness, the founder of the Okanagan Sun football team, passed away in June at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. “Barry was deeply involved in so many aspects of the community and he was so passionate about everything he did,” said Pat Kennedy, managing director of the Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame. “His positive

effects on the various committees, and groups and people were far-reaching. At the same time, he was humble and didn’t want the accolades. Anyone who has lived here can be grateful for what Barry has done for Kelowna.” The Sun was just one of many organizations Urness had a profound effect on during his four decades in the community. He also helped to resurrect high school football in the Central Okanagan, served as president of the Kelowna Amateur Sports Society for 10 years, and served on the Kelowna Civic Awards Committee for 25 years.

In 2008, he founded the Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame Museum. Outside of the realm of sports, Urness was involved in many civic and community endeavours, including serving as provincial director of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards, and sitting as the honourary chairman for the first two phases of the Mission Creek Greenway project. And he was recognized for his contributions. Urness was named the winner of the City of Kelowna’s 2011 Anita Tozer Award for making a positive contribution to the quality of life in Kelowna.

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SPORTS ▼ CURLING

Scott and Cotter repeat as champs Warren Henderson STAFF REPORTER

Okanagan-based rinks pretty much had the market cornered on provincial curling again in 2012. Kelowna’s Kelly Scott won her third consecutive B.C. women’s curling title in January in Cloverdale, while Jim Cotter and his Kelowna/Vernon team secured their second straight provincial men’s championship in Parksville in February. The Scott foursome, which featured Dailene Sivertson, Sasha Carter

Jim Cotter and Jacquie Armstrong, then made a serious run at a national title, but fell just one victory short. At the Scotties Tournament of Hearts nation-

al championship in Red Deer, Scott lost in the final to Alberta’s Heather Nedohin, narrowly missing out on her third career trip to the world championship. The Scott team faced several obstacles during the week, including the flu, but still managed an 8-3 record and a key playoff win over Jennifer Jones. “I’m very proud of the team, we overcame many, many things this week,” said Scott. As for Cotter, the Kelowna/Vernon foursome

defeated New Westminster’s Brent Pierce to win the B.C. men’s title. The Pierce rink featured Kelowna’s Jeff Richard at third. “We have excellent chemistry,” said Folk. “We didn’t get too high or too low, and when we had an off-game we were able to regroup when we had to. The team members have been really good at that all season.” At the Brier in Saskatoon, Cotter, Kevin Folk, Tyrel Griffith and Rick Sawatsky finished at 4-7 and out of the playoffs.

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as Okanagan Sun head coach to take on a job at Queen’s University in Kingston. • Julia Ransom wins a silver medal at the World Youth Biathlon championships in Finland.

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• Roy Anderson steps down as head coach of the Kelowna Owls football teams after nine seasons at there helm. • UBC Okanagan and the Okanagan Challenge of the PCSL merge the men’s soccer programs. •  Kelowna Christian wins valley boys A basketball title with win over Immaculata. • KSS Owls win Okanagan senior AAA boys basketball title. •  Westside Warriors’ captain Max French commits to Bentley University. •  Kelowna Fripp

Warehousing Rockets win the Okanagan Mainline midget tier 1 title with win over Kamloops. •  Darren Semeniuk steps down as head coach of the UBC Okanagan Heat men’s basketball team.

Julia Ransom •  Kelowna Special Olympics athletes win 16 medals at Special Olympic Canada Winter Games in St. Albert. •  The Immaculata Mustangs win the gold

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medal at the B.C. Grade 9 girls basketball championship in Kelowna. •  Telemark athletes win eight medals at the B.C. cross country skiing championships at the Telemark Ski Club. • The Kelowna Christian Knights win the B.C. A boys basketball title for the fourth time in five years. •  Forward Brett Bulmer is named the Kelowna Rockets MVP for the 2011-12 Western Hockey League season. •  KSS Owls, ranked No. 1 for much of the season, place seventh at the B.C. AAA senior boys basketball championship in Vancouver. • Kelowna’s Eric Neilson wins the Canadian men’s skeleton championship at Olympic Park in Calgary. •  Julia Ransom wins two gold medals at the Canadian Biathlon Championships in Quebec. •  Lake Country’s Tyson Oland wins a gold medal at the junior national freestyle skiing championships in Quebec. •  UBCO golfer Cody Bell and soccer player Hayley Carlson are named CCAA academic all-Canadians. • The Kelowna Chiefs win bronze in the open division at the Western Canadian Ringette Championships in Kelowna. • Kelowna’s Ian Deans wins NorAm ski cross overall title for 201112 season, qualifies for World Cup circuit. • West Kelowna’s Jeff Kerkovius wins silver at the Canadian Cross Country Skiing Championships

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Chiefs reach KIJHL final; Okanagan Sun hire new coach

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•  In just their second -season, the Kelowna ,Chiefs reach the Kooktenay International Jun7ior Hockey League final where they are defeated in four games by Beaver Valley. •  Shane Sommerfeld is named the new head coach of the Kelowna Owls football team. •  Kelowna Skating

Club’s Gabrielle Balcaen wins gold at the B.C. Super Series Star Skate. •  Nate Speijer and Kenrda Wayling are named UBC Okanagan’s student-athletes of the year. •  Swimmer Kierra Smith narrowly misses Olympic berth in breast stroke at the Canadian team trials in Montreal.

APRIL

• Rockets defenceman Damon Severson helps Canada to a bronze medal at the World U18 hockey championship in the Czech Republic. •  Kelowna’s Steve Papp is named BCHL’s top referee of the year. • Kelowna’s Carmelle Guidi-Swan sets new national masters swimming record in the butterfly at the B.C.championships. •  Kelowna Rockets captain Colton Sissons is ranked 14th among North American by Central Scouting in advance of 2012 NHL entry draft. •  Penticton’s Bike Barn wins the 2012 Ski2Sea Race from Big White to City Park. •  The Okanagan Sun hire Gavin Lake as the 13th head coach in BCFC

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Gavin Lake Kelowna Civic Awards ceremony. •  Winnipeg’s Sarah Wazney joins Kelowna’s Kelly Scott as the new lead. •  Kelowna decathlete

James Turner is named to Canada’s team for the world junior track and field championships in Spain. • Rutland Minor Baseball Association celebrates its 50th anniversary with weekend celebration at Edith Gay Park. •  KSS Owls’ post Braxston Bunce is named the outstanding player in B.C. high school boys basketball.

MAY

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ras improves to 5-0 beating a previously undefeated fighter in a bout in Spokane. • Former West Kelowna Warriors captain Alex Grieve is named to Inside College Hockey’s Freshman All-America second

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• Sun defensive lineman Steve Doege gets an invite to the B.C. Lions rookie camp. • UBC Okanagan names former standout international player Pete Guarasci as its new head coach of the UBCO men’s

basketball team. • UBCO female volleyball player Katy Klomps is invited to Team Canada’s senior women’s volleyball tryout camp. • The Kelowna Rowing Club adds Thomas Cameron as a club coach.

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• Female hockey player Jesse Keca and Samantha Fieseler are two of six players from B.C. to take part in a Hockey Canada conditioning camp. •Mike Darnbrough is named the new golf coach for the UBCO golf team. • Kelowna’s Jerod Zaleski signs a two year contract with the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes. • Seventy-one yearold John Haftner wins the Knox Mountain Hill Climb for the 10th time. • Kelowna’s Rachel Penner signs a scholarship deal with Oklahoma City University, taking her softball skills to one of the top programs in the US. • Hundreds of masters swimmers converge on the H2O Centre as Kelowna plays host to the Canadian Masters Swim Championships. • Thirteen-year-old Jake Lutz dominates his division at the B.C. Provincial Trapshooting Championship.

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Rockets duo top prospects A pair of Kelowna Rockets were right at home as they showcased their talents for NHL scouts in February at the CHL Top Prospects Game. Captain Colton Sissons played for Team Orr, while Damon Severson suited up Team Cherry as 40 draft-eligible players were on display at Prospera Place in Kelowna. Team Orr defeated Team Cherry in front of 5,022 fans. “It was great,” said

Sissons, who was rated 14th among North American skaters in the latest Central Scouting rankings. “Especially bringing home the win, it’s always nice to come into the dressing room with a win, but overall it was a really fun couple of days and I really enjoyed myself. I couldn’t be happier being a part of this event.” Severson played for Team Cherry and, aside from being on the ice for the deciding goal by

Team Orr, he said he was pleased with his effort amongst Canada’s best draft-eligible talent. “I was ready for the fast-paced game, it was really fun, good to be out there and I was happy, I felt good out there,” said Severson, who recently returned to the Rockets lineup after missing 16 games with a wrist injury. “Being out with an injury, I was keeping my conditioning up and I felt like I kept pace out there pretty well.”

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Kelowna Rockets captain drafted Review from A24 • OKM finishes fifth at the rugby provincials, the best ever finish by an Okanagan school. • Mount Boucherie, OKM and Immaculata earn medals at the B.C. School Sports provincial soccer championships. • Kelowna track star Elisa Joyce wins two gold medals and KSS placed fourth overall at the B.C. High School Track and Field Championships. • OKM rugby standout Sam Overton is the first ever recipient of the Courtney Walls Bursary, named for Walls, the late OKM graduate who passed away in 1997. • Kelowna fastball players gather at King Stadium to play in the first ever Andre Blanleil Sr.

Colton Sissons Memorial Tournament. • Kelowna resident and Rockets assistant coach Kim Dillabaugh wins the Stanley Cup as a member of the LA Kings coaching staff. • Kelowna’s Sam Davies earns a football scholarship with the McGill University Redmen in Montreal. • KSS graduate Braxston Bunce is named to

Team Canada’s senior men’s basketball team for the FIBA America’s Championship in Brazil. • Kelowna man Bob Purdy continues to paddle his stand up paddle board every day to raise awareness about global conditions. Paddlers around the world join him in the first ever Paddle For The Planet day. • Former Rockets defenceman Shea Weber is a runner up for the Norris Trophy as the NHL’s top blueliner. •Three Kelowna Rockets are drafted by NHL teams as Colton Sissons (Nashville) and Damon Severson (New Jersey) are both taken in the NHL Entry Draft while newly acquired Ryan Olson (Winnipeg) is taken in the sixth round.

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KELOWNA ROCKETS defenceman Damon Severson (right) played in the CHL Top Prospects Game in February at Prospera Place. Rockets captain Colton Sissons also suited up as 40 draft-eligible players showcased their talents.

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As four UBC Okanagan teams completed their first ever season of Canada West competition in 2012, the Heat men’s volleyball squad did what no other first-year program had done before them—qualify for the playoffs. Greg Poitras and the Heat posted an 8-12 record, clinching a playoff spot with a sweep of Thompson Rivers University on the final weekend of the regular season. In the Canada West quarterfinals, the Heat men put up a fight before going down to the University of Winnipeg. Still, a triumphant first season for UBCO. “We could have been sitting at home right now wishing we were in the playoffs,” said Poitras. “Instead, we

got to experience Canada West Playoffs and that is a major step going into next year. We got to experience playoffs in our first year, that’s huge.” As for UBCO’s the other teams, all made strides in their first season of CIS action, with all winning games and gaining experience at the highest level of post-secondary athletics in Canada. Scores, records and standings aside, Heat athletic director Rob Johnson reserved his highest praise for the players who wore the blue and gold during UBCO’s historic first season in Canada West. “I was so impressed with how hard our student-athletes competed,” said Johnson. “It was a really big step for all of us, some more than others. To see our younger student-athletes compete against these seasoned, hardened CIS athletes was pretty inspiring. And to see none of our people step back or give up, was really impressive.”

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Warrior players commit to NCAA Two more members of the West Kelowna Warriors will he headed south following the completion of their BCHL careers for opportunities in the NCAA. Seb Lloyd has committed to Harvard for the 2014-15 season, while David Pope has accepted a scholarship to the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Now in second season with the Warriors, the 18-year-old Lloyd is enjoying a breakout season. The Prince George native has notched 33 points (15+18) in 25 games so far. In addition, the star forward was an integral part of a silver medal-winning Team Canada West at this year’s World Junior ‘A’ Challenge in Nova Scotia. At the event, Lloyd scored the lone goal of the semi-final, and was then named Canada West’s player of the game in the final. “I’m really excited I get to go to a place like Harvard” Lloyd says of the opportunity. “It’ll be unreal to combine great schooling with a top-flight hockey program. It’s what I’ve been looking for all along.” Lloyd will be joining

Adam Plant at Harvard, with the Warriors’ rookie defenceman having already committed to the Crimson this past summer. Also in his second year with the Warriors, Pope has become one of the team’s most reliable scorers, contributing 19 points (7+12) in 24 games this season. The Edmonton native, 18, says he’s delighted to have committed to the UNO Mavericks. “Getting a division I scholarship has been my goal since before I started playing Junior” an excited Pope declares. When I was down there, there wasn’t one single thing I could see that I didn’t like. It’s a nice place, they have great coaches, and it just seems like a good fit for me.” And amidst the excitement of sending two more young men to prestigious NCAA programs, the Warriors are also sowing the seeds for their future. While commitments like these should be able to help the Warriors (and the BCHL) with future recruiting, there is a more concrete upshot for West Kelowna. Both Lloyd and Pope have committed for the 2014-15 season,


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DOMBOWSKY, ANNE ELIZABETH Anne Dombowsky passed away peacefully on December 23, 2012 at the age of 94. Predeceased by her husband Joseph (1987) and daughter Margaret (2006). Anne is lovingly remembered by her sons Greg, Len, Ron (Bonnie), and Jerry (Maria), and daughters Mary Ann (Dave) Hendricks, Josie (Charles) Nixdorff, Betty (Don) Thorssen, 19 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Anne was born in Humbolt, Saskatchewan, farmed with her husband Joe near Claybank, Saskatchewan, then lived in Moose Jaw till they retired to Kelowna in 1979. Anne was a 58 year member of the Catholic women’s League, and will be remembered for her faith, love of family, friendship and delightful personality. Many thanks to the caring staff at Mountain View Good Samaritan. Mass of Christian burial will be held at Immaculate Conception Parish on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 11:00 am, with reception in the Parish Hall to follow. Prayers to be held at ICC on Friday December 28, 2012 at 7 pm. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com 250-860-7077.

DAY, GEORGE ARTHUR (ART) June 12, 1916 – December 22, 2012

Fore!! Art has teed off to the big golf course in the sky! He passed away peacefully at Sutherland Hills Rest Home on December 22 at age ninety-six. Art was born in Kelowna, B.C. to the pioneering Day family. After graduation, he worked at the Highland Bell Mine in Beaverdell, B.C. until 1940. He married Agnes Ryder (Seddon) in Kelowna in August of that year thus taking on the challenge of raising Agnes’ son Wally. He joined the RCAF in 1941 and served on the North West coast of B.C. until the end of the Second World War. He went back to mining in many B.C. locations, returning to Kelowna in the early fifties. Art and his brother Fred opened Day’s Sport Centre on Bernard Ave. in 1956 until ill health forced him to sell in 1965. Later, he went into real estate, retiring in the late seventies. Art was an active member of the Lion’s Club for many years, and a keen “sports enthusiast”, golfing, fishing, hiking, skiing, and boating. He fished for over forty years at his beloved Pendleton Lake in the Caribou, which is where many fishing tales originated from. He played a good game of Bridge well into his eighties. He had a very fulfilling life! He was predeceased by his loving wife, Agnes, of sixty-three years, his four sisters, and his brother. He leaves to mourn his passing his devoted stepson, Wally, and wife Kay, his three step-grandchildren; Rhonda (Bill), Todd (Roseanne), Nancy (Larry), and their families as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. There will be no service at Art’s request. Should family and friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to a charity of their choice. To his old friends, “Raise a glass and say farewell until we meet again at the 19th hole!” Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com and searching his name under stories. Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Services Kelowna. Ph:250-762-2299

PAUL ROBERT SERKO 1929 - 2012 Paul Robert Serko passed away peacefully at Kelowna Hospice House on December 17 at 6:00am. His daughter Lynda was by his side. Paul is predeceased by his sister Vera and brothers Alec, Sergei, Peter and George Serko. Paul is lovingly remembered by his children, Judi (Ross) Porter of Vancouver, Lynda (Curtis) Krahn of West Vancouver, Larry (Wendy) Serko of Kelowna, Garry Serko of Merritt, his grandchildren Danaka, Kane, Tasia, Garrett, Landon, Fraser, Ryan, Cole and nephew Walter. There are also many family members from the Larson side. Paul was born in Brest Belarus in 1929. He moved to Alberta as a child and after school he moved to Vancouver. He became a member of Operating Engineers local 115 in 1958. In 1964 he moved to Prince George and continued working with the Operating Engineers until he retired at age 65. He then drove cab part-time, enjoying the social aspects. Paul enjoyed his work. He also liked skiing and traveling. One of his favorite things was spending time with his children and grandchildren at their homes. The service of remembrance will be held at Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, 4303 Pleasant Valley Road Vernon, B.C. on January 4, 2013 at 1:00pm. The burial will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Many thanks to the doctors, nurses, care aids and BC ambulance services. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Kelowna Hospice House www.hospicecoha.org/HospiceHouse.aspx or Prince George Hospice House at www.hospiceprincegeorge.ca. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com, clicking on stories and typing in Paul Serko. Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna. 250-762-2299


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INTRIGUE Wines Ltd., located at 2291 Goldie Road, Lake Country, BC, is seeking seasonal vineyard labourers, in Lake Country, to start work February 18, 2013 for approx. 8 months. Candidates must be willing to work outdoors and in all seasonal conditions. On the job training is provided, duties include grounds and vineyard maintenance, operation of farm and vineyard equipment. Starting wage $10.25/hour, approx 40-50 hours per week. Please fax resume to 250-7662834 or email employment@intriguewines.ca. Phone number 1-877-4743754. We thank all applicants in advance, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. KARMJIT GILL ORCHARDS looking for Seasonal Workers in Kelowna. Pruning, Thinning & Picking and other Orchard Jobs.$10.25/hr, 40hrswk. Piece work. March 1 - Oct 30. Call (250)-860-9737

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SOHAL ORCHARDS LTD. requires Farm LABOUR in Winfield & Oyama. NO EXP. nec but must be able to learn quickly. Duties incl but are not restricted to: pruning, thinning & harvesting fruit. The jobs are physically demanding & require working in all weather cond. Employment from Mar 1-Nov15, 2013. $10.25/hr. 10hrs/day, 6days/wk. Reply to Box #333 c/o Kelowna Capital News 2495 Enterprise Way, Kelowna, BC., V1X 7K2

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An Alberta Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051.

GRAY Monk Cellars Ltd., located at 1055 Camp Road, Okanagan Centre, BC, is seeking temporary vineyard labourers, in Lake Country and surrounding area, to start work February 15, 2013, for approximately 8 months. Candidates must be willing to work outdoors and in all seasonal conditions. On the job training is provided, duties include picking, processing, grounds and vineyard maintenance. Starting wage $10.25/hour, approx 40-50 hours per week. Please fax resume to 250-7663390 or email employment@graymonk.com. We thank all applicants in advance, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. 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

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MANAGER – Used Bookstore The University of British Columbia Students’ Union Okanagan (UBCSUO) is the student union representing the 8400 students who attend UBC-Okanagan. We are currently hiring for a full-time Manager-Used Bookstore who has 3-4 years progressive experience in managing a bookstore or other retail operation. Please refer to our website “ubcsuo.ca” for further information and a detailed job description. Submit your resume and cover letter detailing your qualifications to humanresources@ubcsuo.ca no later than noon, January 09, 2013. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

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Rykon Homes

1058 Henderson Drive $509,900 + HST Nyrose & Assoc. Jennifer 250-870-8118 Darcy 250-575-1946 from $379,900 www.KelownaRealEstatePros.com

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H&H Homes in Smith Creek

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Flat real estate Clear your mind by decluttering your home sales market to kick off 2013 A ▼ ORGANIZATION

Resolve to declutter and organize your home in 2013. Starting the New Year with a clean, defined space will make your home seem bigger and improve the efficiency of your household. “An organized home can help streamline dayto-day tasks—from preparing meals to getting dressed to paying bills,” said Anikka Foster, Canadian Tire associate vice-president, home décor, home organization and electronics. Here are some tips from Foster on how to creatively store off-season items that will maximize every inch of space while making it easy to quickly retrieve what you need. Look up. Maximize wall and ceiling space by using shelves and ceiling racks. This is particularly useful in the garage and basement where it’s important to keep tools, sports equipment and lawn and garden accessories off the ground to make

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A CLEAN, ORGANIZED storage room like the one shown above in your home may seem like a pipedream, but with a little planning, it can be achieved. space for the family vehicle(s). Don’t get boxed-in. Use modular storage systems to create customizable storage that’s unique to each space throughout the home. You can easily adapt the system to your changing storage and or-

ganization needs. Identify untapped storage spaces. Is there space under the stairs or under the bed? If so, these are perfect spaces to store items that are used less frequently. Look for storage bins specifically sized for these hard-to-fit areas.

Find double-duty furniture. When purchasing new furniture for the home, look for pieces that offer functional storage like ottomans with lids, benches with baskets, wardrobes or closed entertainment units. You can get the style you’re look-

ing for while also creating more places to store your things. Start small. Tackle one space at a time. Start with something simple like organizing the junk drawer and slowly move your way around the rest of the room.

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Turning a mortgage from a fiscal liability to an asset A mortgage can be either a goldmine of savings or the pot of gold to help fiscally tackle that dream renovation or landscaping project. It can be a powerful financial tool. To determine just how powerful, start the process with a mortgage check-up. A mortgage broker can provide an independent analysis. As a good investment advisor can earn you thousands of dollars, a good mortgage broker can save you thousands by finding the best combination of mortgage features and rates to suit your situation. It’s starts with outlining your

personal financial goals—looking for a way to reduce monthly payments, save on your mortgage interest over the longer term, pay down the mortgage sooner, or finance a special project or buying a second home. Thousands of Canadians have been taking a look at their fixed rate-rate mortgages in the last few months. We don’t have an economic crystal ball, but it seems clear that with mortgage rates lower than they were in our parents’ generation, the odds of an upward trend in mortgage rates are pretty good. That means, right now there may be a historic opportunity to

get that mortgage working for you. Even if your mortgage is not up for renewal anytime soon, it’s still worth a review to see if you can renegotiate for a better rate. Don’t assume to be stuck with a fixed rate mortgage that is several points higher than today’s rock bottom rates. A mortgage broker can access rates from a wide variety of lending institutions and provide professional analysis of your options. A drop of a few points can save you thousands of dollars over the life of your mortgage. Is the end of your mortgage in sight? Either take a watch and wait approach or consider a blend

and extend to combine your old rate with current rates to help you take advantage of the low current rate opportunity. Mortgage rates are typically far lower than other types of loans or lines of credit, so put your equity to work at rates that you couldn’t have dreamed of 10 years ago. Whether your goal this year is to save or to spend, make your mortgage work for you. Of Prime Interest is courtesy of Verico Kelowna Home Mortgages Inc. mortgage brokers Trish Balaberde, 250-470-8324; Darwyn Sloat, 250-718-4117; and Kristin Rosdal, 250-8783007.

s another year ends, we say goodbye to the memories made and lessons learned, and we also say goodbye to the milestones that were reached throughout the REAL ESTATE year in our real estate RUNDOWN market. This past year, we have experienced the highs and lows of our market such as high inventory, low interest rates, Ceinwen price verses patience Morgan when selling, mortgage rule adjustments and implementation of the next to step to the PST transition. Progressively throughout 2012, we have also continued to experience lower and lower interest rates. Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney quoted that elevated consumer debt levels represent the biggest domestic risk to the financial system. This is why it has been in our favour to keep interest rates low to maintain the economic recovery, but it’s also those same low rates that have caused consumers to take on more debt. Looking back to July, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced major changes with our mortgages rules, in hopes of attempting to slow down the accumulation of debt of Canadian households by reducing the maximum amortization for a government-insured mortgage to 25 years from 30 years and reducing the amount of equity homeowners can take out of their homes in a refinancing to 80 per cent from 85 per cent. By September, Canadians began to feel the effects of Flaherty’s new mortgage rules. The country was experiencing the start of the real estate cool down that would extend to the end of 2012. For instance, it was reported that only 116 single family homes sold in Kelowna for September 2012— that number is lower than the number of single family homes sold back in 2007 when the Okanagan faced what was then called a recession. B.C. successfully voted to abolish the Harmonized Sales Tax and revert back to the provinces previous ways of having two taxes, the GST and PST. This month, the temporary housing transition tax was implemented, allowing for a tax of only two per cent on the sale price for any newly built homes, where at least 10 per cent of construction has occurred before April 1, 2013. Looking back at 2012, it has been evident that Canada has experienced some major trends in our real estate market and will continue to experience the highs, the lows of the market well into 2013. I wish you all a happy and prosperous new year. Ceinwen Morgan has worked in the Kelowna real estate industry for the past five years.

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