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Impaired driving sentencing faces a further delay Cheryl Wierda CONTRIBUTOR

Kelowna Mayor Walter Gray .


Feds kick in $250,000 to replace floor ASSISTANT EDITOR

There may be a ceiling when it comes to the amount of money the federal government will provide municipalities for infrastructure replacement, but that’s not the case with the floor. Ottawa, as confirmed by local MP Ron Cannan, is giving the city $250,000 to help rebuild the crumbling concrete floor beneath the women’s changing room at the Kelowna Family Y, a repair that both the city and the Y say is urgently needed. The floor in the

31-year-old building has cracked in several places and is currently being shored up by a large number of metal brace poles in the boiler room below. “This (work) is needed quite urgently,” said city buildings manager Kevin Van Vliet. “It’s a structural concern.” The federal money will be added to $600,000 that the city has already set aside for the work. The new floor is scheduled to be installed over a four month period beginning this spring. During the construction, the facility will remain open to the public.

The work will, however, mean the women’s changing room at the Y will have to be temporarily relocated within the building. Mayor Walter Gray praised the feds for helping the city maintain one of its infrastructure assets, noting if city buildings are not kept up, they cease being of any use to the community. “Maintaining public assets is very much a priority in Kelowna,” said Gray. But he noted that the cost of maintaining infrastructure—such as roads, bridges and buildings— is often too much for tax-


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payers to bear alone. That’s why the federal and provincial governments are often asked to help out. Gray made no apologies for asking for federal money, noting his city’s residents pay taxes to Ottawa and they expect to see some of that money returned to help pay for infrastructure. The Family Y building in Rutland is owned by the city and operated under contract by the YM-YWCA. The recreation centre includes a pool, exercise equipment, and rooms where recreation programs are pro-



vided for both adults and children. Cannan agreed with Gray about the need for federal funding here, noting that there is “only one taxpayer,” and part of the federal Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund ‘s mandate is to help pay for repairs to aging infrastructure in municipalities across the country. The existing fund’s mandate expires at the end of March 2014 and negotiations are already underway with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities about how the next round of funding should look, said Cannan.

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A Kelowna man convicted of impaired driving following a crash that killed a six-year-old boy and injured his mother will have to wait to find out how long he will spend in jail after Crown and defence asked for dramatically different sentences. Cody Wengenmayr, 21, was over the legal limit when he struck Trey Alphonse, 6, and his mother, Iris, as they jaywalked across Highway 97 just after 10 p.m. on Aug. 30, 2010. Trey died and his mother was injured. “I can’t apologize enough for what I have done,” Wengenmayr told the court Tuesday during his sentencing hearing. “I am very sorry for the pain and suffering I caused (the Alphonse family).” Calling his actions that night “stupid,” Wengenmayr said he “can only hope other people learn a lesson from my mistake.” The consequence for that mistake should be a three to four year jail term, argued Crown counsel Dave Ruse, citing case law that suggests a two to five year sentence for first time offenders. Defence counsel David Johnson argued case law suggests a sentence of between 1-4 years, but said the Wengenmayr case is “unusual.” “Nowhere could I find a similar fact pattern” in the case law used to guide sentencing submissions, said Johnson. He argued for a sentence of 90 days, to be served intermittently, or, alternatively, a sentence of no more than one year. “This is no clear cut case, where the blame rests solely on Mr. Wengenmayr,” said Johnson. Although Wengenmayr is “morally at fault,” he suggested the judge needs to “balance” that with Iris Alphonse’s decision to jaywalk that night. Crown noted other drivers were able to see Alphonse crossing the road and stop. Johnson also argued that Wengenmayr only displayed “minimal” signs of impairment that night. “It’s obviously a lesson to us,” said Johnson, noting people often go out for a few beers and think they’re fine. “The thing this case points out quite clearly is there are effects from alcohol that a person might not notice but are present.”

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Local kokanee numbers crash Judie Steeves STAFF REPORTER

Counts of spawning kokanee on Wood Lake this fall have confirmed there’s only 10 per cent the number of fish there were two years ago. Reason for the crash in the kokanee population has not been pinpointed, reported stock assessment biologist Paul Askey with the natural resource operations ministry. However, routine water profile monitoring done on the lake in September, 2011 indicated anoxic conditions (lack of oxygen) in the bottom eight to 10 metres of the lake, and temperatures of

20 C above that—too high for kokanee habitat. As well, he said there were reports of the occasional dead kokanee found in the lake that year, and spawner numbers were down from the 20,000 in 2010, to 6,000 in 2011. Last fall, only 2,000 were counted. Water conditions were monitored throughout the summer this year by volunteers from the Oceola Fish and Game Club, and they were excellent, so the same water condition didn’t repeat itself, he noted. But, he said Wood Lake has become known as being a nutrient-rich lake that’s a great produ-

cer of big fish, and what may have happened is it went over the ‘tipping point,’ said Askey. “All the same factors that make it a great lake also put it at great risk,” explained Askey. It’s high in nutrients, has good access so it gets a lot of fishing pressure, it’s urban, so subject to runoff or releases of various materials, and it’s low in the valley bottom so it is subject to high summer temperatures. Because of numbers the past couple of spawning seasons, Askey is not hopeful that the next few years will be much better. Although, he said it will be interesting to see

if few spawners can produce juveniles. The size of fish was up this fall, so lots of eggs were deposited, he noted, and fish do tend to compensate for low populations. However, both water quantity and quality seem to be issues, he said. The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation is supporting work to supply water for spawners in Middle Vernon Creek, and the increased flushing that would occur with higher flows could help in-lake conditions as well, he said. “I hope we can turn Wood Lake around,” he added.


Change allows indirect talk with HA Cheryl Wierda CONTRIBUTOR

The man believed to have been involved in bringing the Hells Angels to Kelowna has now been granted permission to have indirect contact with members of the group to deal with the province’s attempt to seize the local Hells Angels’ clubhouse. The provincial direc-

tor of civil forfeiture has claimed in court documents the property was being used for criminal activity and wants the Ellis Street property turned over to the Crown. Joseph Bruce Skreptak, who is awaiting sentencing on an aggravated assault charge, may only have indirect contact with members of the club by speaking to the law-

yer representing the club in the court case, a justice ruled Tuesday. Prior to this week, the 45-year-old was only allowed contact with Hells Angels Hal Porteous and Damiano Dipopolo for the purpose of selling a Kelowna home and a property in Mexico. Otherwise, his bail conditions barred contact with the Hells Angels.

Other bail changes Tuesday allow him to leave the house at 6 a.m., rather than 7 a.m., and change the way he is to notify his bail supervisor when he travels outside Kelowna and West Kelowna. Skreptak pleaded guilty in November to beating a man on Nov. 1, 2010. He is to be sentenced in late February.


Kelowna cop hurt, cruiser smashed An on-duty RCMP officer was injured after his patrol vehicle was hit by a driver suspected of being drunk early Tuesday morning. The officer was conducting routine patrols when his vehicle was struck from the side at the intersection of Richter Street and Cadder Avenue around 12:30 a.m. The suspect was ap-

parently driving his Dodge pick-up at a high rate of speed when he failed to stop for a red light and collided with the front passenger door of the police cruiser, causing extensive damages. “I think it’s very fortunate that he didn’t have a passenger at the time,” said Const. Kris Clark, noting it’s possible the outcome could have been

catastrophic for anyone riding on the side where the vehicle was T-boned. Both the RCMP officer and the suspect were taken to hospital and both have since been released. Investigators found the driver, a 27-year-old Kelowna man, exhibited signs of impairment; he was thus transported to the Kelowna detachment where he provided breath

samples in excess of the legal limit. The driver faces potential charges of impaired driving, driving with a blood alcohol content over .08 per cent and dangerous driving causing bodily harm. He has been released on a promise to appear for court in March. Anyone with information is asked to call 250762-3300.


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Wine and Dine begins Judie Steeves STAFF REPORTER

More restaurants than ever are participating in this year’s wine and dine event put on by the B.C. Restaurant and Food Services Association and the B.C. Wine Institute. It’s the 11th year it’s been organized in the Okanagan and there are 32 Central Okanagan restaurants participating. A three-course fixed-price menu is offered for $15, $25 or $35, not including tax, tip and beverages, but wines are recommended to pair with the meals. Menus for each of the participating restaurants can be viewed ahead of time on the BCRFA website at: www.okwin- This is an opportunity to sample food from different restaurants at prices lower than usual, between January 16 and February 3. And, you can browse the menus at home to decide where you’d like to go ahead of time, and what you’d like to pay. Customers can also enter to win a case of wine by participating. Just pick up a ballot at the restaurant. Local participants include the Bonfire Grill, Bouchons, Cabana, Chop, Earls, Grand Bay, Hotel Eldorado, Infusions at Okanagan College, Joey, Memphis Blues, Ora and Poppadoms. Go to the website for further details.


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Lawyers make their cases Delay from A1 When put in a situation that requires them to react quickly, they won’t be able to react as if they were sober, he said. However, Ruse said Wengenmayr should have learned that lesson the month prior to the crash, when he was pulled over and blew a “warn” when his breath was tested by police. “It would have been brought home to him the level of alcohol that causes problems,” argued Ruse. As well, Wengenmayr had a novice licence and wasn’t to be driving with any alcohol in his system, Ruse said. Because of the gap between the Crown and defence’s sentencing submissions, Justice Gregory Bowden has reserved his decision. “I will give this a great

deal of thought, realizing he will have to go to jail,” said Bowden. “My decision is how long.” A conditional sentence—a jail sentence served in the community—is no longer a sentencing option because in recent years Parliament has removed that option in cases where there is serious bodily injury. A5

Bowden will also need to determine the length of Wengenmayr’s driving ban. Crown has suggested five to 10 years; defence has asked for less, noting Wengenmayr hasn’t driven since the crash. The case will return to court Monday to confirm a sentencing date.

Shore kokanee numbers plunge Judie Steeves STAFF REPORTER

It’s believed a mysterious fish kill in Okanagan Lake last summer may be responsible for a plunge in numbers of shore-spawning kokanee last fall. Only 78,000 shore spawners were counted, compared to a record high last year of 276,000. Stock assessment biologist Paul Askey with the natural resource operations ministry says something was “weird” this fall. “I have a feeling we missed

something this year (in the count).” However, there were thousands of fish found dead on the lake this summer, and they have no way of determining how many dead ones didn’t show up, so what the real numbers were, he said. He’s confident that in-lake conditions can support the fish, but he says he gets the sense that stream restoration does result in increases. For instance, he noted that the number of stream spawners in the man-made Mission Creek Spawning Channel were 6,600 in the channel, which is average to above-aver-

age, while numbers in the main stream were 6,300. “That gives us a clue that stream habitat work is worthwhile,” he said. In total there were 20,000 stream spawners this year, up slightly from the 18,000 counted last year, but far below the numbers counted in 1991, when more than 94,000 were counted in Mission Creek alone. He admitted that the numbers in Okanagan Lake this year were disappointing, although he said the numbers in both Kalamalka Lake and Skaha Lake were fine this year.


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ow that the millionaires and the billionaires have resolved how they will split up their pie, the NHL once again expects sports fans to forget the past seven hockey-less months and come crawling back when play resumes this weekend. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said in August he was confident the NHL would recover from the lockout because, “we have the world’s greatest fans.” Apparently, having the world’s greatest fans means hav-

ing the ability to walk all over them. Sports fans across the province have long supported NHL hockey with an intensity normally reserved for religious fundamentalism. But with talks of fan boycotts, certainly some sports fans are tired of being disrespected by a league that takes their support for granted. Of course, the NHL isn’t only game in town. Many other professional sports organizations, such as the Vancouver Giants, Vancouver Whitecaps, and B.C. Lions, offer as good or better

bang for your sports entertainment buck. And every time the NHL can’t get their act together, an increasing number of local sports fans discover there is more out there than just the Vancouver Canucks. Whether or not the NHL can recover this time remains to be seen. While Canadian hockey fans have a masochistic relationship with the NHL, and seem more than willing to endure any and all abuse from the league, American fans aren’t quite so forgiving.

But as NHL hockey returns to the arenas and television screens, spare a thought for those who have been hurt most by the lock out. Local restaurants, pubs, sports bars, memorabilia shops, and cab drivers. So if you do choose to return to following NHL hockey, why not go and watch the games at your local pub or sports bar, and take a cab home. These businesses live off the crumbs of NHL’s pie, and if anyone is deserving of your entertainment dollar, surely it’s them.

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Improvements in distance education open learning to all


remember years ago when the B.C. Knowledge Network first aired. Some of its content was considered distance-education and regardless of whether you were a student or not, you could watch the lectures/ shows. That was probably the first foray into this kind of open distance-leaning in the province. Although the B.C. network was launched in 1981, earlier modes of open learning via television were established through Britain’s Open University in 1971. Since then, the Internet has be-

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come the venue of choice for open online education. But last year, a significant shift took place in access to higher eduJane cation. Sebastian Muskens Thrun, a Stanford University computer science professor, created Udacity which is an online school which offers massive open online courses. What makes these courses so unique is the interactive component, which is similar to a video game. They integrate the lecture with interactive course work, including tests


and quizzes. By the end of 2012, Udacity had 475,000 students. Following the success of this online school, Coursera opened its virtual doors in April 2012. This online learning centre began by offering free online courses from four universities. Today it has 37 participating universities, which include UBC, the University of Toronto, Stanford, Princeton and Columbia (to name a few). By the end of the summer, it had more than one million students. While Udacity tends to offer a computer courses, Coursera provides courses in a number of fields, such as education, finance, the humanities, law, medicine, and business to name

just a few. Although most of the students I know are enrolled in classes at Okanagan College and are focused on receiving an Okanagan College credential, I can see where these online courses would be attractive to those who might not have the same opportunities as Canadian students. This kind of open access learning has the potential to provide higher education to the masses, and in particular, those citizens where access to post-secondary study is limited. This means that education could be provided to a number of marginalized groups, such as the working poor or women in nations that don’t support education for females.

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Experience shows retinal clinic needed here responsibility to bring a potential administrative oversight to your collective attention. All Okanagan residents requiring vitreoretinal eye surgery must leave the valley to get treatment. The vast majority are sent to the Lower Mainland (deferring assets away from Interior Health), and about 20 per cent dealt with in Kamloops. Whether victims of sporting, automobile, or other accidents, the need for vitreoretinal surgery is always urgent. It is also important not to overlook the requirements of the residents that have come here to retire or diabetics that may likely face emergencies of this nature. These procedures often involve the injection of intraocular gas which can expand. This means that travel over mountain passes can be very painful, and air travel is not an option. Every patient must also hope for a clear high-

way throughout the year and someone to provide for them and their families. The recent upgrades at Kelowna General Hospital can now supply the necessary operating facilities. We also have capable surgeons with all the rights and privileges to accompany their impressive sets of credentials. The use of Kelowna General Hospital would reduce the overall financial, physical, and psychological burden for patients from the Okanagan to the Kootenays. There is an empty room in Kelowna General Hospital which has been built solely for the purpose of a phased inretinal clinic. For the five months I have been busy with Project KGH EYES, there has been an outpouring of support from doctors and countless others. They all agree that the current system for retinal surgeries in this region simply does not work. Local MLAs have presented business plans on a

regular basis, while KGH remains unprepared for a myriad of possible tragedies. The administration at Interior Health explains that the number of cases can be adequately dealt with in Kamloops. However, the number of surgeries is greater than the number of cases. There were more than 500 surgeries required from this region last year, and about 150 were dealt with in Kamloops. Patients in this region must go elsewhere, at great risk, while the bill is sent to Victoria. The time for tolerating bureaucratic excuses has now passed. Interior Health is an administrative council rather than a governing body. On behalf of the listed supporters below, I request that the retinal clinic in Kelowna be equipped without delay. Added to my voice on this matter are the following eye care professionals: Dr. Brent A. Allen (Castlegar), Dr. Aaron C.

Barrie (Vernon), Dr. Josh Bernot (Kelowna), Dr. Mathew Broschak (Kelowna), Dr. Michale L. Chivers (Penticton and Osoyoos), Dr. Paul Clark (Kelowna), Dr. Tammy L. Crawford (Penticton and Osoyoos), Dr. Amanda Erickson O.D. (Penticton and Osoyoos), Dr. Grant Goods (Summerland), Dr. Kimberley Goods (Kelowna), Dr. Dave Grimes (Kelowna), Dr. Stacey Grimes (Kelowna), Dr. Eli S. Hall (Castlegar and Nelson), Dr. Calvin Kettner (Kelowna), Dr. Randal S. Mark (Vernon), Dr. Louise Myshak (Kelowna), Dr. Jonathan J. Proctor (Castlegar and Nelson), Dr. Karla Reimer (Lake Country), Dr. Tricia Rychjohn (Kelowna), Dr. Stephanie Strawn (Lake Country), Dr. Romanie Stuart (Penticton and Osoyoos), Dr. Greg Wallace (Kelowna), Dr. Brent Westfall Kelowna) and Dr. Kimberly L. Williams (Vernon). Marcus Vroom, Kelowna



Comparing Switzerland to U.S. a ‘feeble’ argument

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To the editor: As a Canadian, I keep my nose out of the affairs of foreign countries. However, after reading a litanty of feeble arguments in opposition to reasonable gun control, I felt compelled to weigh in. Comparing the United States, a large, violent, militaristic country to Switzerland, a small, isolated, relatively wealthy country, with no military is like comparing howitzers to hand guns.

Switzerland, lacking armed forces, relies on a conscripted armed militia and yes, gun ownership is required by many. However, gun ownership sprouts from an ingrained culture of civil duty, respect, training and safety. The Swiss people form a unique and radically different culture/demographic than the United States. Further, presenting a list of genocides inflicted by regimes against un-

armed peoples as a con to modern, reasonable gun control is absurd, fearbased rhetoric. For example, the Nazi Einsatzgruppen were professional killing squads that worked ahead of, or alongside, invading armies. They would not have been stopped by armed civilians. Entire armies could not stop Hitler during most of World War 2. Hans Braun, Kelowna


Internet helps distance learning Muskens from A6 room with other students and interacting with a professor. Young adults completing undergraduate degrees, diplomas and applied training programs (such as trades apprenticeship) usually mature through their college ex-

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teaches at Wesleyan University, located in Middleton, Connecticut. Without thses types of courses, my chance of taking something like this for free would be negligible. Jane Muskens is the registrar at Okanagan College.

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Things are humming along quite nicely at Kelowna Minor Hockey this season. There have been top performances from rep teams, and Kelowna was named host for a high level provincial tournament in 2014 (see story A13) and the upcoming third annual Showcase of Champions for recreational teams. Kelowna Minor Hockey’s close to 1,400 players are keeping the focus on fun and skill development. “It’s going really well,” said Kelowna Minor Hockey Association president Leonie Popoff. “We are having a really good season. We’re just continuing with our philosophy of making good citizens as well as making good hockey players. We’re concentrating on skill development and also helping out in the community with our food bank donations and our teams visiting the care facilities in town.” Registration numbers for KMHA are holding strong with just under 1,400 players registered, many of them at the youngest levels of initi-


ation play, at the ages of five and six years old. “We’re pretty consistent when it comes to our numbers,” said Popoff, now in her fourth year as KMHA president and ninth year as a volunteer member of the KMHA board of directors. “We are just about full

in every division. We haven’t had to cap our numbers yet but I can see that possibly happening in the future.” KMHA features players split between rep and recreational (house league). In the boys divisions there are four rep teams (tier 1 to tier 4) at

each of the peewee, bantam and midget levels as well as four atom (10 and 11-year-olds) development teams. In the female divisions there is a rep team at the midget and peewee levels and several recreational teams as well. Overall, there are

more than 80 teams with the key cog driving the association being volunteers. Each team likely has at least three volunteer coaches as well as parent volunteers running things like the time clock, budgets, transportation and helping out with tournaments.

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Popoff says volunteering is something that keeps minor hockey viable. “We can always use more volunteers,” she said. “It’s such a big organization…we’re always looking for ways to take some pressure off our volunteers.”

Chief among the volunteers is the KMHA board of directors which only has two members who actually have kids still playing in the system. “It’s very refreshing,” said Popoff, who is one of those volunteers without a child playing. “There are no agendas in the room. These are all people that their kids have gone through the association and have gone on and now they are coming back to the association to give back.” In the immediate future, Kelowna rep teams are heading towards the Okanagan Mainline Amateur Hockey Association playoffs while recreational players will have their chance at a championship banner in the third annual Showcase of Champions, a playoff weekend for house league teams. KMHA has also just been awarded the 2014 Western Canadian Bantam Hockey Championships, which will feature provincial champions from the four western provinces plus the host team. As well, Kelowna’s bantam tier 1 team will head to Ufa, Russia this year to take part in the International Children’s Games.


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Bantams prepare for medal-seeking trip to Russia Warren Henderson STAFF REPORTER

Next month, 18 young hockey players from Kelowna will leave their hometown for the trip of a lifetime. The Kelowna bantam tier 1 Rockets will head to Ufa, Russia to compete in boys hockey at the 2013 International Children’s Games. Kelowna’s contingent of 43 people—including coaches and parents—will leave Feb. 21 for Frankfurt, Germany where the team will spend four days prior to the start of the Games. Players will billet with local families and will also play an exhibition game in Frankfurt. The Rockets will then move on to Ufa for the start of the The International Children’s Games on Feb. 27. Kelowna will play in a pool with teams from


THE KMH bantam tier 1 Rockets have been as busy off the ice with fundraising efforts as they have been on the ice in preparation for competing at the International Children’s Games boys’ hockey event in Ufa, Russia. Belarus, Switzerland and Slovakia.

While the hockey will be a major focus for

the Kelowna boys, head coach Tom Watters said

the trip will be about more than simply playing a

game. “It’s going to be a great cultural experience, probably a bit of a shock for the boys,” said Watters. “We’re hoping to see a pro game in Frankfurt and see how fans in a European city react to hockey. Billeting with families there will be a great experience for them. “The sheer exposure to Russian life will be an eye-opener, too,” Watters added. “This will be the experience of a lifetime for them.” As the only Canadian boys hockey team at the event, Watters said the Rockets will be representing more than their hometown. “Although we are from Kelowna, we’re also the only team from Canada, so there will definitely be a level of Canadian pride for us,” he said. “We want to make a good showing for our city and our country.” As for the level of

competition in Ufa, Watters hopes the Rockets will be able to hold their own. “(KMHA head coach) Trevor Erhardt played in Europe and he thinks we’ll likely stack pretty well against the teams in our pool,” Watters said. “As the host team, the Russians are likely going to be very good, and if we see them it could be a struggle. But we’re going to learn and get some great experience.” Playing on a larger ice surface in Europe is one of the adjustments Watters said his Rockets will face during the Games. To get accustomed, Watters is planning a trip to Kamloops where the Kelowna boys will get a chance to practise on Olympic-sized ice at MacArthur Island. The bantam Rockets are expected to arrive home from Russia on March 5.

Novice team makes an impression The influence of video has enabled a Kelowna minor hockey novice team to win a $200 honourary award from Best Buy Canada.

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by B.C. Hockey and Best Buy Canada. The contest invited teams to tell their story, with the best judged entry to win a $2,000 prize. The Tigers players, head coach and parents rallied together to assemble the video entry after learning of the contest just 24 hours before the deadline. Marc Arellano, whose daughter plays on the team, helped shoot and edit the video. He is the team manager who teaches communications at Okanagan College and has previously done documentary films. “It was a real David and Goliath story as we were going up against teams in the Lower Mainland and Victoria with a

lot more resources that we had,” Arellano said. The contest was open to all age levels, he added, so teenagers were able to take advantage of the online voting better than kids at a 7-8 age level. So while The Tigers didn’t win the grand prize, the judges found their story so compelling, they provided $200 in gift cards from Best Buy, which the team could turn into revenue to help pay for extra ice-time and to compete at an upcoming tournament in Winfield. “It is challenging in Kelowna as there are 80-plus teams and five sheets of ice, so ice time is always a challenge here. The other aspect of the storyline behind the video is how playing hockey is


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Sharing hockey equipment knowledge For hockey players and minor hockey parents in West Kelowna, hockey equipment knowledge and customer service can now be readily sourced out in the aisles of the Canadian Tire store sporting goods department. That is where department manager Hoover Jong, along with his sporting goods department partner Rod Armitage, can be found, eager to share his experience in skate sharpening and being outfitted with hockey gear. Jong comes by his experience honestly. He has worked in the sporting goods business for more than 20 years, first gaining experience at the infamous Cyclone Taylor Sports in Vancouver, followed by stints at IceLevel Sports in Richmond and GameTime Sports in Penticton. Jong moved to the Westside in 1999 and opened his own store, Pro-Edge Sports, where he built his local reputation in the sports community, particularly for hockey. By last year, Jong’s store lease was up for renewal, and looking at an increase in his rent, he decided it was time to close up his shop. “ I sent an email out to West Kelowna Minor Hockey just to let them know the store was clos-


THE West Kelowna Canadian Tire store sports department staff of Hoover Jong and

Rod Armitage are ready to answer questions and offer advice on hockey equipment for both adults and youth. ing and both Don Cummins (Canadian Tire store owner) and Scott Clegg (the store manager) happened to see it because both their kids were in minor hockey,” Jong recalled. Canadian Tire West Kelowna is locally owned by Don and Terri Cummins. The Cummins family is very involved with minor hockey in the community having had two boys come up through the midget ranks of the WMHA. One thing led to another, and Jong agreed to come on board with Canadian Tire to manage the sports department.



“ Operating the store was a lot of fun. The only negative thing I guess was it took away a lot of family time for me because of the time demand,” he said. “I still have a lot of responsibilities, but

what I enjoy most about what I’m doing now is to be able to deal directly with customers and help people to buy the right hockey gear for them and make sure if fits properly.” Jong takes pride in giving customers an honest assessment of their needs, from the blade hollow level for sharpening skates to wearing an appropriately sized helmet. “I always recommend customers try on a piece of gear before buying it to ensure it fits and they’re wearing it properly. Twenty years ago, you would buy a pair of shin guards and not worry which pad went on which

leg. Today, you buy shin guards that are tailored to a right and left leg, and the same for elbow pads,” he said. “Being able to share that experience and knowledge is something I really enjoy doing for customers.” Beneath the customer service for Jong is a love for hockey, having started out in minor hockey growing up in the Cariboo up to the bantam level before turning his attention to becoming an on-ice official. Today, Jong still plays pickup hockey and serves as a recreation league game referee. “ I want to educate people where I can to help them ‘get to the net,’” he said. “Both Rod and I want to see people outfitted properly so they can enjoy playing the game like we have. To that end, Don Cummins and Hoover worked very hard this past winter to add to the store’s already extensive hockey line-up by adding a new upper line of Bauer Hockey equipment, which is not carried by local Canadian Tire Stores. “I see a lot of people that used to come to ProEdge who are coming back again to see me this time with their kids. I like to think they do that because I’ve always wanted to help people and I still feel the same way today.”

Local bantams to host prestigious tournament Some of the best bantam hockey talent the country has to offer will be showcased in Kelowna next year. B.C. Hockey announced this week that the Kelowna Minor Hockey Associaton has been chosen to host the Western Canada Bantam Hockey Championship from April 3 to 6, 2014. “Our association carries with it an extreme sense of pride which will be very evident to all teams attending this prestigious event,” said KMHA president Leonie Popoff. “We are committed to making this event the highlight of these players’ hockey experience to date. We have an exceptional group of volunteers that will work tirelessly to succeed with this goal.” The event will feature five teams—the champions of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta— as well as two from the

host province of B.C. As the host city, the Kelowna bantam tier 1 Rockets will have an automatic berth into the event. “It’s an excellent opportunity for Kelowna to host a great event and for our kids to showcase themselves in front of four of the top teams in Canada,” said Rockets coach

Tom Watters. “We have a berth, but we’re not thinking about going in as hosts, we would like to be going in as B.C. champs and that will be the goal next year. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our kids.” B.C. Hockey president Wilf Liefke is confident Kelowna will stage a suc-


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cessful tournament. “Kelowna has a proven record for running well-organized, successful events and I am confident the host committee will do an amazing job,” said Liefke. “We look forward to welcoming the top bantam aged players from Western Canada to Ke-

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Although Canadians are mourning the national team’s loss to Russia at the World Junior Hockey Championships, far deeper problems threaten the future of the game in this country. First and foremost, hockey is plagued with serious injuries. Back in the 1970s the big safety issue was eye injuries. Now, more and more Canadians share concerns about bodychecking and head injuries. The Canada Safety Council has been speaking out on this for more than 20 years. Others are at last breaking their silence on this critical national health and safety issue. A five-year study of 3,000 boys aged 4 to 18 in a youth hockey program in Burlington found that 66 per cent of injuries were from accidents such as colliding with teammates, sliding into the boards or posts or being hit with the puck. Such study findings make a case for raising the bodychecking age and for limiting bodychecking at all levels. One study re-

searcher, Dr. Carolyn Emery from the University of Calgary, estimated a ban on bodychecking in peewee hockey would eliminate more than 1,000 injuries and 400 concussions annually among the nearly 9,000 peewee players in Alberta. Traumatic brain injuries from hits to the head can lead to severe and lifelong consequences. Research by Dr. Shree Bhalerao, director of medical psychiatry at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, and Deborah Pink, resident in psychiatry at the University of Toronto, have found they can cause post-concussive symptoms, cognitive disorders, depression and personality changes. The Canadian Institute for Health Information reported 8,000 hockey-related injuries in Ontario hospital emergency rooms in the 2002-2003 season. Among players 18 and under, 62 per cent of the injuries were a result of checking. The main reason kids play any sport is for fun —and getting hurt is no fun. Emile Therien is former president of the Canada Safety Council.

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harvesting frozen grapes for this year’s ice wine vintage.

An estimated 450 tonnes of frozen grapes for producing the premium icewine were picked in the Okanagan over the weekend, as temperatures dipped to the -8 C required by law. Steve Berney, general manager of the B.C. Wine Authority said 27 wineries picked grapes to make icewine this year, the same number that committed to pick the 2011

crop. But only 22 wineries actually picked last year. It was an earlier harvest last year though, so the quantity was higher at 654 tonnes. There were 419 tonnes picked to produce the 2010 vintage of icewine, with 22 wineries participating. The popularity of icewine is not high amongst local residents, although there is some demand from visitors. The most interest is in Asian markets, noted Ed Schiller, a Kelowna grower and director on the board of the B.C. Grape Growers Association. He pointed out that when pressing the rockhard, frozen berries, only

a minimal amount of juice is released, so the production for icewine is only a fraction what one gets from fresh, ripe grapes at the normal fall harvest time. Crushing is usually done outside, and it can cause damage to the press, because the grapes are so hard. The resulting nectar is very sweet and flavourful because the water is left behind as ice. Andy Gebert of St. Hubertus Estate Winery in Kelowna estimated you would only get about half the tonnage from icewine grapes than you would from fresh ones. He said this year’s B.C. harvest is worth in the neighbourhood of

$25,000 to $35,000 on store shelves. It was still dark when vineyard workers began layering on warm clothes Saturday morning in the Okanagan and made their way into the vineyard under large spotlights to begin plucking the frozen grapes. It was -12 C at Mission Hill Family Estate in West Kelowna when workers assembled at 4 a.m. and winemaker John Simes had been up since 2 a.m., watching the temperature and arranging for pickers to unexpectedly crawl out of their warm beds and marshal in the snowy vineyards. It’s a totally different scenario from the nor-

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By Taylor Bayne, Contributor I was recently reading a few of my new books that I got for Christmas about various fashion topics and came to this very quote; ‘fashion is a way to say who you are, without having to speak.’ Of course one of the fiercest fashioniastas out there today, Rachel Zoe, came up with that gem. What it really means to me is that fashion is a sort of communal art, through which culture examines its notions of beauty and goodness. It says to me that fashion speaks for itself, so it is up to you to create the most unforgettable piece of art work. I can easily say that I am constantly searching for inspiration through books, television and online. If I had to count how many fashion blogs I’ve bookmarked... well I just couldn’t! Hmm, maybe that’s why I’m going blind! Duh Taylor, get with the program, as my dad always says. So what I’m here to do today is share with you where I get my inspiration! Blogs, celebs, and books are where I get all of my insight when it comes to fashion and style. Fashion is a way Let’s start with a few fashion icons shall we. Every since the Full House days, Mary Kate and Ashley have to say who always shared a special place in my heart. I love their you are, without take on the sophisticated vintage look that they carry so well. Alexa Cheung would be next on my list, who is a model, fashion icon and was made contributing Brithaving to speak. ish Vogue editor in 2009. Alexa’s style screams English - Rachel Zoe school girl on chic couture. One would find her in many mixed patterns paired with the perfect oxford loafer. Finally; Olivia Palermo. You will always find her covered up in tailored jackets and flowing blouses. She is fashion forward and loves to take risks. Some of my favorite blogs that come to mind cover all of the basics. Cupcakes and Cashmere is written by Emily Schuman of Los Angeles California. She writes about home decor, recipes, style and how-tos. The next blog is called Bleed For Fashion, written by Lilyanne Nguyen. She is an employee of Aritzia so a lot of her outfits incorporate pieces from that store. She tells great stories, too! Finally, Pinterest. Ohhhhh, Pinterest, what would I do without you! If you don’t know what this is. Call me... Now! I used to read books for the pictures, but knowing all of the information I’ve learned from reading about designers and fashion history, I can’t put them down. Currently I am reading “50 Designers you should know” It captures their lines, and lives in a really funky way. Also the biography of Coco Chanel is a must read for all of you fashionistas out there. I hope you all take some of these ideas and run with them! This is my love for fashion in a tiny nut shell, there is just not enough space for all of it!










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Kelowna skier swipes silver in France event Warren Henderson STAFF REPORTER

One year to the week after suffering a devastating season-ending knee injury, Kelsey Serwa is skiing like she hasn’t missed a beat. The 23-year-old from Kelowna posted her second podium finish of the 2012-13 season, capturing the silver medal Wednesday at a World Cup ski cross event in Megeve, France. At the back of the pack for much of the women’s final, Serwa made a brilliant pass on the bottom of the course, moving from fourth to second place to finish just behind gold medalist Anna Woerner, of Germany. “I had a decent start

but so did everyone else,” Serwa said, via conference call on Wednesday morning. “I was 15 or 20 feet behind watching the action, the best seat in the house. I was patient with my skiing, saw an opportunity at the bottom, made my pass and was only about a foot from first place,” she added. “My adrenaline was really pumping, my hands were shaking at the end, it was so exciting. I’m pretty happy.” The silver-medal effort moves Serwa into second spot in the overall World Cup standings with 301 points, 95 back of points leader Fanny Smith of Switzerland. Serwa’s first podium of the season came last

month when she won gold in San Candido, Italy. It was Jan. 11, 2012 when Serwa crashed during a race in Alpe d’Huez, France, suffering a tear to her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and damaging her meniscus. A year later, Serwa is understandably pleased with her progress, both mentally and physically. “To come from where I did a year ago, to be out here in one piece is great,” said Serwa, whose first World Cup race since the injury was Dec. 8 at Nakiska. “I’ve changed so much since Nakiska to where I am now. I was a little tentative, afraid to get snow in my face. Now, I’m almost looking for it, I’m not afraid to be ag-


KELOWNA’S Kelsey Serwa (right), seen here racing last month in Italy, won a World Cup ski cross silver medal Wednesday in France. gressive and try and stuff a pass. “I’m still going race to race and trying my best,”

she added. “There’s no point in looking too far ahead. But I think I’m figuring out

stuff every day.” Serwa and her Canadian ski cross teammates will now have some time

off before returning to the World Cup circuit Feb. 1 to 3 in Grasgehren, Germany.

Scott seeking a fourth consecutive B.C. curling title in Cloverdale Kelly Scott is taking aim at her fourth consecutive B.C. women’s curling title this week in Cloverdale. The Scott rink is on the ice for two games on Thursday as the Kelowna curlers take on Patty Knezevic of Prince George and Cloverdale’s

Marla Mallett. Scott’s rink includes third Jeanna Schraeder, second Sasha Carter and lead Sarah Wazney. As of Wednesday morning, the Scott team was leading the standings with a 4-0 record. The final game of the nine-

game round robin is set for Friday morning, with the playoffs to follow. The championship game will be played Sunday at 2 p.m. and will be broadcast live on Shaw TV. The winner will represent B.C. at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts national cham-

pionship next month in Kingston, Ont.


The World Financial Group Continental Cup has returned to North America. A year after losing to Team World in curling’s version of the Ryder Cup, Team North

America took back the Cup with a convincing victory last weekend at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton. The home team clinched the WFG Continental Cup with three victories in the final skins session of the four-day compe-

tition to finish off a 37-23 victory. “I’m just ecstatic,” said Team North America skip Glenn Howard, who sealed the victory with a three-point

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Four Rockets on NHL draft radar Four members of the Kelowna Rockets have been listed by Central Scouting in its midterm rankings of North American players eligible for the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Defenceman Madison Bowey is the highest ranked Rockets player, sitting at No. 22, while fellow D-man Mitchell Wheaton is ranked 63rd. The Rockets’ leading scorer, Myles Bell, has been ranked at No. 87, while goalie Jackson Whistle is ranked 26th among North American goaltenders. A second-year player, Bowey has nine goals, 11 assists and a plus-27 rating while Wheaton, a rookie, is plus-9, with nine points. Bell, 19, has racked up 27 goals and 33 assists for

60 points in 43 games. Bell, who was eligible for last year’s draft as an 18-year-old, made the switch from defence to forward for the Rockets early in the season. “It’s nice to be recognized and see that a hard summer’s work has paid off,” said Bell, who was also ranked as a 17-year-old. “It’s good to see, even as a 19-year-old, I can make an impression with the scouts. “It’s nice but I’m not going to focus on it too much.” Whistle has been solid as a back-up in his first season in Kelowna, posting a 9-2-1-0 record with a 2.10 goals against average and .922 save percentage. The Rockets are back in action on Friday when they visit the Spokane Chiefs.

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Senior girl Mustangs take Knights net Mustangs Classic title advantage of home court ▼ BASKETBALL

The defending B.C. A boys basketball champs gave a glimpse of just why they chose to move up to the provincial AA designation for the 2012-13 season. The Kelowna Christian Knights were nothing short of overpowering in winning the Mustangs Classic senior boys tournament last weekend at Immaculata. In the final on Saturday night, the Knights defeated the host Mustangs 99-59. Six players hit double digits for the Knights, including Eric Langlois with 17 points and Drew Schulz with 14 points. Alex Hart led the Mustangs with 23 points in the final, while Chris Macdonnell chipped in with 12. KCS opened the tourA nament with a 97-61 victory over St. Johns. In the semifinal, the Knights defeated West Point Grey 83-68. 1 The Mustangs reached -the final by defeating St. John Brebeuf 66-41 and A.R. MacNeill 61-46 in the semifinal. Ryan Linttell of KCS was named the tournament’s MVP. Immaculata’s Alex Hart, who scored 85 points in three games, was the most inspiration-


TOURNAMENT MVP Ryan Linttell of the KCS Knights (left) is guarded by

Immaculata’s Michael Gini Saturday during the final of the Mustangs Classic senior boys’ basketball tournament. al player, while Mustangs teammate Michael Gini was named the top defensive player. In addition to praising both teams for their efforts in the final, Knights coach Eva Linttell applauded tournament organizer and Mustangs’ head coach Dino Gini for his continued commitment to basketball in the community. “Dino and JoAnn Gini

should be recognized for all their hard work and effort to put on this amazing first-class tournament,” said Linttell. “In my opinion, no one has done more for basketball in Kelowna than Dino.” From Gini’s perspective, the tournament was a success in all regards. “A fantastic weekend, a fantastic tournament, great crowds, great teams, it was the venue

game, curling wise, and getting along-wise we had so many great times. You feel part of a bigger team, 24 players instead of just four and it’s that what’s more satisfying, playing for a bigger team,” How-

ard added. In addition to the trophy, the North American team, coached by Rick Lang and captained

that I wanted to make sure each player that came into the gym had a memorable time,” Gini said. The tournament champion Knights are: Eric Langlois, Drew Schulz, Ethan Klukas, Ryan Linttell, Jordan Hass, Solomon Benson , Daniel Seinen, Connor Loewen , Bryce Mathews, Isaac Grimes and Austin Neufeld.

Satisfying victory for N.A. curling team Title from A16 skin in the sixth end of his game against Team World’s Thomas Ulsrud, setting off a wild celebration with his teammates. “We had a terrific

The hosts from Immaculata weren’t all that charitable on the court as they captured 2013 edition of the Mustangs Classic senior girls basketball tournament. The Mustangs were dominant in going 3-0 at the 10-team event, capping the weekend with a convincing 8044 victory over Westwood from Manitoba in Saturday’s final. Olivia Johnson paced a well-rounded Mustangs attack in the final with 18 points, while Jaedyn Penkala added 11 points. “The girls came out strong and finished strong against a well-coached and very good team, thus I was happy on the win,” said Mustangs coach Dino Gini. “We still have big steps to take but it’s coming, very proud of the girls.”

Immaculata opened the tournament with a 66-36 win over the rival Kelowna Christian Knights, then disposed of St. Johns 78-16 in the semifinal. Immaculata’s Olivia Johnson was named the tournament’s MVP, with Mustangs teammate Siobhan Fitzpatrick earning best defensive player honours. Westwood’s Nikki Majewski was named the most inspirational player. The tournament champion Mustangs are: Nowah Bayani, Lindsay Lalach, Leaghan Penkala, Sarah Day, Taya Skarbo, Olivia Johson, Erin Jacobs, Siobhan Fitzpatrick, Emma Johnson, Hannah Johnson, Jaedyn Penkala and Megan Hart. The coaches are Dino Gini and Brian Grant.

Three of the top six senior boys teams in B.C. will be showcased at the 40th anniversary edition of the Interior Savings Western Canada Basketball Tournament next month in Kelowna. The No. 1 Kitsilano Blue Demons and No. 3 Walnut Grove Gators will join the host Kelowna Owls (No. 6) for the annual eight-team event, Feb. 7 to 9 at KSS. Rounding out the field of teams is: • St. Francis Xavier Rams, Edmonton, ranked sixth in Alberta.

• Kelvin Clippers, Winnipeg, ranked No. 6 in Manitoba. •  W.J. Mouat Hawks, Abbotsford, honourable mention in B.C. •  Sir Winston Churchill Bulldogs, Calgary, No. 9 in Alberta • John Taylor Collegiate Pipers, Winnipeg, No. 9 in Manitoba. The host Owls will open the tournament on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 8:15 p.m., against the John Taylor Pipers from Winnipeg. The tourney final will be played Saturday, Feb. 9, 7:45 p.m., at KSS.

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SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 23 (Central Okanagan) 2013-2014 INITIAL SCHOOL RegISTRATION (Including Kindergarten and Schools of Choice for K - 12) The Initial School Registration period used for planning purposes, opens Monday, February 4, 2013 and closes Thursday, March 7, 2013 QUALIFYING AGE: To qualify for school enrollment in September 2013, a child must be five years of age by December 31, 2013. REQUIREd docUMENTATIoN: A valid birth certificate (or other government issued proof of age and citizenship), a copy of one parent/guardian Bc driver’s license and one parent/guardian Bc cARE card for proof of residency. Immunization records for the child must be provided at the time of registration.

REGISTRATIoN INFoRMATIoN WhERE To REGISTER: The registration icon on the School District’s website: ( provides information about catchment areas and the potential to access schools of choice FoR FRENch IMMERSIoN (F.I.) K to Grade 6: Belgo, Glenmore, Casorso, Peter Greer and George Pringle Elementary Schools. Dorothea Walker Elementary will offer F.I. for Kindergarten to Grade 5 in 2013/14 with an additional grade added in subsequent years KINdERGARTEN: All kindergarten students will attend a full day program, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. REGISTRATIoN AccEpTANcE: The priority for accepting registrations at individual schools follows Board Policy 405R - Student Placement (see school district website) REGISTRATIoN cLoSING dATES: Following the closing of the Initial School Registration period on March 7, 2013, registrations will continue to be accepted until June 28, 2013. Schools will also be open for registration prior to the start of the 2013 school year on Tuesday, August 27; Wednesday, August 28; and Thursday, August 29, 2013. ALTERNATIvE pRoGRAMS: Central Programs and Services, 1825 Richter Street. Phone (250)870-5120 or visit school district website (Distributed Learning, Storefront School, Virtual School, Outreach, Continuing Education and Hospital/Homebound) FRENch IMMERSIoN INFoRMATIoN MEETINGS (Parents can attend any of these sessions) Monday, January 21 at 6:00 p.m. George Pringle Elementary, 3700 Elliot Road, West Kelowna (250) 870-5103 Tuesday, January 22 at 6:30 p.m. Peter Greer Elementary, 10300 Sherman Road, Lake Country (250) 766-2104 Wednesday, January 23 at 6:30 p.m. Hollywood Road Education Centre, room 2, 1040 Hollywood Road (250) 470-3227 FoR FURThER INFoRMATIoN: Go to the School District website at: or contact your neighbourhood school

Triple gold for Big White’s Moffat Ryan Moffat led the Big White Racers to the podium with three gold medals at the Teck GS event Jan. 12 and 13 at Sun Peaks Resort near Kamloops. Big White Racers from the U12 to U16 divisions joined 79 ladies and 86 men at the two-day competition in chilling temperatures of -20. Results for Big White Racers are:

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Wrestler reaches national finals Kelowna’s Emily Castro has qualified for the upcoming 2013 Cadet/ Juvenile Wrestling Championships in Saskatoon. Castro earned a berth by winning the 80 kg weight class last weekend at the at the 2013 Western Canada Age Class Wrestling Championships in Kamloops. Castro is a member of the Central Okanagan Wrestling Association and a Grade 10 student at Okanagan Mission Secondary School. Damon Delwo, of KLO Middle School, captured a bronze medal in the School Boy weight division last weekend in Kamloops. 


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Positive results for local skiers tighter corners. The fast-paced event was exciting for both the racers and the spectators. The multiple distance courses were short and not too hilly but still a good challenge for all age categories. Local highlights saw Telemark’s Jonah Hawes and Justin Siever finish second and third, respectively, in the Atom Boys A Final. Other Telemark results included: Grayson McKinnon 3rd bantam boys, Ian Williams 4th in midget boys, David

Walker fifth Juvenile Boy, Alexandra Myshak-Davis 3rd Junior Girl. Sunday was an interval start skate event. The racers started 15 seconds apart and raced “against the clock.” Course distances ranged from 1km for the Atom categories, to 10 km for the Open and Masters Categories. The courses were challenging but fun. The majority of climbing was in the first half of the 5 km loop and the downhills provid-

ed swooping corners and rollers. Local highlights again saw Jonah Hawes and Justin Siever finish second and third in the Atom Boys. Other results included: Jasmine Filatow 5th Atom Girl, Ian Mayer 5th Pee Wee Boy, Michelle Kraetzer 5th Bantam Girl, Ian Williams 5th Midget Boy, Gareth Williams 2nd Juvenile Boy, David Walker 4th Juvenile Boy, and Alexandra Myshak-Davis 2nd Junior Girl.

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Deb Sandberg scored 34 points to lead Triple Threat (9-0) to an 80-46 win over Lake Country Building Centre in Kelowna Women’s Basketball League action. Lisa Nevoral added 16 in the win, while Allison Werner led Lake Country (5-4) with 15 points. Martina Allen scored 16 points to lead LifeMark Physio to a 44-40 win over ServCo Surge. Mandy Trenholm added 11 for LifeMark (7-2), while Robyn Buna led ServCo (7-2) with nine points. Laura Macrolin scored 21 points and Carrie Snaychuk and Jenn Garnett netted 16 each as the Rookies (45) defeated Crazy 8s (0-9) 66-33. Michelle Smith has eight points in the loss. Mel Coon scored 21 points as Lakeview Market Rainmakers (2-7) defeated Blue Steel 60-31. Jen Laird had 17 points for Steel (2-7).

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B.C. Female Midget AAA Hockey League action. On Saturday, Kelowna’s Breanna Bernsden scored the winner in the third period as the Rockets edged the Cougars 3-2. Taylor Whiteside (Kelowna) and Colby Williams also scored for the Rockets. On Sunday at CNC, the teams played to a 2-2 draw. Stephanie Strymecki of Kelowna and Williams scored for T.O. The Rockets (6-7-5) on the season, will host the Pacific Ravens for two games this weekend. Face off at Memorial Arena is 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. on Sunday. The Ravens (6-7-3) are based in Richmond.


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It was a little colder than usual at Telemark Nordic Club in West Kelowna, but that did not stop close to 400 athletes from taking part last weekend in the second of the Teck BC Cup race series. The cool temperatures after a week of heavy snowfall meant the courses were in great shape for both days. Saturday featured two different classic sprint courses running side by side simultaneously. There were a few spills on the hills and around the



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Take an outdoor adventure on Big White Jennifer Smith STAFF REPORTER

If there was never a snowshoe, there might never have been a Canada. Yet if you’re image of these winter equipment involves strips of animal hide laced in a bow of wood, it might be time to check out what’s going on in the adventure hiking scene. “We’ve really noticed the popularity of snowshoeing has just taken off,” said Josh Foster, ski school manager and the man behind the ever-expanding snowshoe program at Big White. In addition to the staple interpretive tours the resort has been providing for the last decade through Monashee Adventure Tours, Big White has added daily fitness excursions to its snowshoe

activities and is looking at a geo-caching treasuring hunt come the next couple of months to help get anyone interested in a little light, entertaining exercise to burn off a couple of turkeys back on track, so to speak. “Our different trainers all have some elements of their personal training (certification) as we wanted to make sure that if we were sending people out for a workout, they would get someone who could provide it,” said Foster. For Nikki Hepworth, that training includes a fair amount of time spent training herself. In addition to completing the theory portion of her personal trainer’s classes, with plans to do the practical work this summer, Hepworth has finished an Ironman triathlon and heads out for tri season as soon as the


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ice melts. Originally from the United Kingdom, she’s ready to put her groups through the paces climbing the hill in the hourlong workout tours she runs. Ed Krueger, on the other hand, is from right here in the sunny Okanagan Valley and he puts that heritage to the test providing tours of the floral, fauna and history of the area whenever he takes a group out on an interpretive excursion. Big White is home to least weasels, which look mildly like a mink, martins, red squirrels and the snowshoe hare, so there are plenty of tracks to follow. And for those who

haven’t seen the trees for all the snow, he can help point out which are Engelman spruce, lodgepole pine or Pacific silver fir. Kelowna is unique in that it’s the only city in the area named for an animal, he tells his tour subjects. The word Kelowna, or ki-low-na, means grizzly bear—and yes, there’s a few of those in the area from time to time too, though it’s unlikely you’ll spot one like August Gillard did to earn the area its name. The Kelowna settler is said to have stepped from a hut when a group of First Nation’s people walked by and, looking like a big brown bear decked out in all his furs, called him Kim-achTouch, or brown bear. The name for the area morphed to grizzly bear from that incident and it was henceforth called Kelowna. Big White snowshoe tours use Atlas Snowshoes, reputedly the number one snowshoe brand in the world. This year the mountain has partnered with Dirty Feet Trail Series, a Kamloops-based adventure racing company becoming very popular in the area. From their trail racing series to their snowshoe races, Dirty Feet offers challenging, family-friendly, community-minded sports events. Come check out the race, or join one, this Family Day, Feb. 10, on the hill. Registration for the five kilometre and 10-kilometre options is open now at

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Cherry talks with China are fruitful

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Local cherry growers who travelled to China last week to support federal officials in talks with their counterparts on opening up trade to B.C. cherries have returned home feeling optimistic new trade doors may begin to open. Lake Country grower David Geen, of Coral Beach Farms, said they met and lobbied importers who would benefit if trade to China for B.C. cherries opened up, and those Chinese business people will now likely put pressure on their government. As well, the local growers provided a sounding board for staff from Agriculture Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, who were in negotiations with their Chinese counterparts to try and come to a trade agreement. This was the first time the B.C. cherry industry has collaborated to send a delegation to China something Geen felt was lacking up to now. It was helpful for them to be there this time, he said. He made a point of saying how impressed he was with the expertise of staff from both the Ministry of Agriculture and CFIA. He said he returned encouraged by the experience, adding CFIA officials seemed to feel the same way. The delegation was paid for by members of the Okanagan-Kootenay Cherry Growers Association, following a meeting with the co-op and cherry growers who are not members of the OKCG, in which they all agreed they needed to work together to form a B.C. Cherry Council. The council would tackle trade issues around the world in order to open new markets to what is a burgeoning industry in the Okanagan. OKCGA president and Kelowna grower Christine Dendy estimated the industry here is worth $45 million at market and there are in the neighbourhood of 450 growers here, but no trade association to which they all belong. Growers would all need to vote on forming a council, which would operate by levying a fee per acre of cherries grown, in order to support trade development, education and research. Dendy said the plan is to hold that vote this spring.


ON THE MOVE…West Kelowna resident Jerry Budnick’s popular Christmas light display is being taken over by Kelowna. The

city has offered to display the elaborate light show on the downtown waterfront next Christmas, now that Budnick has called it quits after setting up the lights outside his Lakeview Heights home for the last 13 years. Budnick turned the lights over the Capri Rotary Club, which is currently storing them. On Monday, Kelowna council agreed to display the light show, which takes several weeks to set up. The display will be on the site of the existing Kelowna Yacht Club, which is scheduled to be demolished later this year. A new KYC will be built on the site of the former Water Street seniors’ centre.

Discovering the leader within yourself In forming the me like a racquetENTREPRENEURIAL ball in the head— Okanagan ValleySPIRIT leadership. Entrepreneurs Society, the focus was Each of us is on three levels of born into genius. entrepreneurial staSadly, most of us tus—budding, asdie amid medipiring and existing. Joel ocrity. But there was First, there is Young one ingredient the really no magsociety that was ic to leadership. missing. It’s very real and an enormously What that was came to me practical way of conducting our while I was reading a book about ventures and living out a life. entrepreneurial leadership written This world of ours is going by John Maxwell. through profound change. We’re That’s when an epiphany hit living in a time of extraordinary

uncertainty and exceptional turbulence. What used to work often doesn’t any more. The solution, I am now convinced of more than ever, is leadership. It’s the one ingredient that any new business venture will need to win in the new world we’re faced with. Growing and developing the leadership talent of every single person in our organizations— companies, societies, teams, even families, governments, universities, professional bodies, factories—is the only way to avoid being eaten alive.

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off your cookbook and take turns preparing meals in your family. Make it a fun family theme. Look for low-cost or no-cost things to do. Make it a game in your family to come up with new ideas on how to not spend money. Write down your ideas and share them with each other. If you have a goal of a family holiday costing you thousands of dollars that never seems to happen, make some lifestyle changes to make it happen. Instead of spending money daily or weekly on coffee, take out lunch and restaurant food, save the dollars for a family get away. Saving money can be healthy and fun. Doreen Smith is a Certified Financial Planner with Capri Wealth Management. 250-869-3825

Unshackling our leadership qualities Young from A21 must see themselves as part of a leadership team. You don’t need formal authority to lead anymore—only an honest desire to be involved and the commitment to make a positive difference. So for each of us to show leadership, we need to start being truly excellent in our current role in our lives no matter what it may be, and for organizations to embrace revolutionary change to a new model where everyone needs to show leadership. It gives me shivers just thinking about how fantastic our everyday world would and could be if we adopted this theory. Everyone needs to take responsibility for results in everything we do and walls we are faced to climb. Everyone needs to be positive and become devoted to expressing our absolute best. It seems to me that our work offers us a solid platform to discover the “leader within” each of us, an opportunity to express more of our latent creativity and a whole lot more of our precious humanity which often gets sadly misplaced. Leadership within has so much to do with perceiving our conditions and circumstances clearly. Everyone of us has flaws in our perceptions. Every one of us has a natural tendency to see through our blind spots and limiting beliefs. Often we see situations through eyes of fear versus the eyes of opportunity. And so, these funny little flaws keep us stuck at average. I guess what I am suggesting is that we each have areas where what we think we see or feel is not actually the reality before us. We see the world not as it is but as we are. My absolute favourite declaration which many valley people have heard me shout before is: “People don’t know what they don’t know…” So taking on real leadership from within involves breaking through the limits of your mind so that you can step into the higher strengths of your entrepreneurial spirit The great and glorious legacy of a human life is to live with purpose. It would be a deep loss to this world of ours if we refuse to accept the call to lead and present our absolute best to the lives around you. Joel Young is the founding chairman of the Okanagan Valley Entrepreneurs Society.

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Research station cutbacks being fought by farmers

Judie Steeves sSTAFF REPORTER The workforce at the federal research centre in Summerland is being reduced by attrition as researchers and technicians retire and, as a result, it’s withering away, says Christine Dendy, president of the Okanagan-Kootenay Cherry Growers’ Association. For years, the cherry industry has put funds into research at the Pacific Agri-food Research Facility in Summerland. But when the cherry breeder retired a couple of years ago, his position was combined with the apple breeding program and no one was hired to replace him.

Now, it’s the plant pathologist who has retired from the centre. And, so far, that position has not been filled either, said Dendy. “We can help fund research but we can’t go out and hire staff for the centre,” she said. However, in an exclusive interview with the Capital News, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said the federal government is refocussing its efforts into what he called the “science cluster approach.” Going forward, it will be results-driven research, by industry, he said, adding there is the potential for it to continue but it’s up to industry. “If industry has some skin in the game, it will

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The bible makes an excellent hiding place for rolling papers. That’s what Shaw television personality Doug Brown was told when he started inspecting Super 8 motels, doing research for his character, Will, in New Vintage Theatre’s premier play, Super 8. “They take the Bible and flip it upside-down… and you look between the pillows for hairs to see if the beds have been changed properly,” said Brown. Will is a Super 8 inspector, he explained. As all good work begins with research, Brown spent a good deal of time in Super 8 rooms learn-

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Zero Dark Thirty not for everyone


ero Dark Thirty is a commonly used term by the military to refer to a non-specific time when it’s dark outside. This was a disturbing show, which originally was about the 10year search for Osama Bin Laden but it had to be rewritten when he was found and killed. No Easy Day is the first-hand account of the attack and killing of Bin Laden, written by a U.S. Navy SEAL member. In the book, CIA agent Maya (in this film played by Jessica Chastain) is known only as Jen. There are tears at the beginning of the film and tears at the end. In the middle, the film wrestles with a lack of character development while trying hard not to be a docudrama. In the years since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Centre towers in New York,


Susan Steen the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and the downing of an airliner in a field in Pennsylvania, most of us can’t recall the name of even one of the victims. But the world knows the name of Osama Bin Laden. The single-minded search for Bin Laden was undertaken by the CIA, and particularly the dogged Maya, who did nothing else but seek the Al-Qaeda leader. Other actors are part of this three-hour film, notably Jason Clarke, Reda Kateb, Kyle Chandler and Jennifer Ehle, but none stand out to carry the show as Chastain. This is a dark, ex-

plicit, violent show, based on real events. And while played well, one has to wonder why Hollywood, in the present environment of violence in America, would chose to tell this story now. What purpose does it serve? Sure, we know Bin Laden was a terrorist but



this “in your face” realistic account only confirms that the big fist of the U.S. might not be universally embraced. The show will be a winner for some folks and

for others, three hours of disturbing realism. So, if you choose not to see it, here are some little known facts to ponder. The raid on Bin Laden’s compound runs 25 minutes, which is only a few minutes less than real-life SEAL assault. The stealth helicopters were modified Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawks with anti-radar cloaking, like the F-117 fighter plane. U.S. President Barack Obama put an end to prisoner torture early in his first-term in office. The hunt, and eventual death, of Bin Laden ended in Pakistan in 2011. The first weekend box office take for Zero Dark Thirty, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, was $24.4 million. Not my cup of tea, but it will be remembered.

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in 19th century critical theory, Randy Innes. An opening reception to celebrate the exhibition will be held on Jan. 25, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Kelowna Art Gallery. Wainio will be in attendance to deliver an artist’s talk at 7 p.m. Also, a panel of five artists, including Wainio, is organized for Jan. 26, Be ready and safe if the power goes out this winter. All it from 1 to 3 p.m., at the takes is a little planning and safety know-how: gallery. The discussion will focus on issues facing • create an emergency kit with 72 hours’ worth artists outside major urban of supplies centres of cultural production. • store the kit in an easily accessible location Carol Wainio: The • consider other heat sources, such as your gas fireplace Book is organized and cir(but never barbecues or camp stoves) culated by Carleton University Art Gallery, Ot• stay inside your vehicle until help arrives if it comes tawa, and curated by into contact with a downed power line Diana Nemiroff. The exhibition will run Jan. 19 to For more tips and information, visit March 17 at the KAG. or call 1-888-438-7847. The gallery is located at 1315 Water St. in downtown Kelowna. For FortisBC uses the FortisBC Energy name and logo under license from Fortis Inc. (12-336.5 12/2012) more information about current exhibitions, pub12/11/12 12:56:05 PM lic programming or spe- 12-336.5_Outage_safety_ad_4x6.5_P1.indd 1 cial events, go to the KAG website

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Oscar films are still on show here


his is going to be an interesting awards season. The most stunning is both Ben Affleck and Kathryn Bigelow getting snubbed in the Academy Award’s best director category for Argo and Zero

Dark Thirty respectively, and was especially surprising since Affleck won the best director Golden Globe just four days after the nominations were announced. What is also interesting is that both of them re-




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ceived Director’s Guild of America nominations, an award that is considered to be very predictive of what happens at the Oscars. Pundits are now speculating that without Affleck and Bigelow as major competitors and the wide array of movies that won at the Golden Globes, it bodes well for Steven Spielberg and Lincoln at the Oscars. After his win at the Golden Globes, it looks like Lincoln himself Daniel Day-Lewis is the front runner for best actor with Les Misérable’s Hugh Jackman his greatest threat and Zero Dark Thirty’s Jessica Chastain’s major competition for best actress is Jennifer Lawrence from Silver Linings Playbook. If you wish to make up your own mind, there are still plenty of opportunities to see the major nominees at local theatres. Having been released in September, Argo is no longer playing but seven


Rick Davis of the nine pictures nominated for best picture are currently playing in the area. Here’s where they are playing and their total nominations: Lincoln—Twelve nominations (Grand 10 and Landmark 8) Life of Pi—Eleven nominations (Grand 10) Les Misérables—8 nominations (Grand 10 andParamount) Silver Linings Playbook—Eight nominations (Orchard Plaza and Landmark 8) Zero Dark Thirty— Five nominations (Orchard Plaza and Landmark 8) Django Unchained— Five nominations (Grand 10 and Landmark 8) The other best picture nominee is the Aus-


ACADEMY AWARD-NOMINEE Jessica Chastain (centre-back) stars in the new thriller Mama from producer Guillermo del Toro. trian film Amour, which is nominated for a total of five Oscars including best foreign language film (and is a shoe-in to win in that category). I expect we will see it in the Kelowna area in the near future. *** The Impossible opens at the Paramount Theatre this weekend. Naomi Watts has its only nomination for best actress but a family’s astonishing real-life drama during Thailand’s 2003 tsunami has received much acclaim.

Best Actress nominee Jessica Chastain also has a new movie opening this weekend. She stars in producer Guillermo del Toro’s (Pan’s Labyrinth) supernatural thriller Mama about two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day that their mother was murdered. When they are rescued years later and begin a new life, they find that someone or something still wants to come tuck them in at night. If early reviews are any indication, Schwarzenneger’s first lead role in

an action movie since being California’s Governator is very welcome. In The Last Stand, he plays a small town sheriff who must face his own insecurities as well as the perceived ineptitude of his force when they must confront a drug kingpin who has escaped FBI custody. And finally, Broken City stars Mark Wahberg as an ex-cop-turned private eye who is thrown into a hotbed of trouble when the mayor (Russell Crowe) hires him to look into his cheating wife (Catherine Zeta-Jones).

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Information about community social development grants Dawn Wilkinson CONTRIBUTOR

Today I am breaking my pattern. Instead of writing about volunteer issues, I am sharing information with you about a Dlocal resource and two local funding sources. If you need a window on the world of the non-profit sector then I have a resource for you. We produce a monthly bulletin that brings you one click away from content headings such as awards, facts and trends, financial, local, provincial, national, research, resources, social media, training, and volunteerism. Subscribe to our free monthly bulletin at, publications, community services, for service pro-

viders. Send us your email address and watch your inbox. Central Okanagan Foundation is administering grants on behalf of the City of Kelowna as well as COF’s own granting program. Each funding stream has an information session you can attend. A total of $80,000 in Community Social Development Grants and $22,000 in Grants to Address the Sexual Exploitation of Youth are available from the City of Kelowna. Innovative and prevention programs that improve the quality of life for Kelowna residents are eligible for a Community Social Development grant.

Ideas to reduce the sexual exploitation of youths aged 19 and younger will be considered for the other grant. To meet the deadline of Feb. 22 at 3:30 p.m., drop off your application at the Central Okanagan Foundation at 217-1889 Springfield Rd. Register for the information session on Jan.17, at 1:30 p.m., in the Pacific Safety Products Boardroom at the Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Ave., by contacting Cheryl Miller at cheryl@ or 250-861-6160. Central Okanagan Foundation’s own granting program occurs twice a year, with deadlines of May 1 and Oct. 1. Attend its information session on March 14 at 1:30 p.m. in the Pacific Safety Products boardroom at the Rotary Centre for the Arts, . Dawn Wilkinson is the community services manager for Kelowna Community Resources 250-763-8008 ext. 24

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A warm welcome Prospera Credit Union extends a warm welcome to Dave MacLean as the new Wealth Management Specialist. Dave is a familiar face in the Kelowna area and now brings his wealth of knowledge and experience to Prospera Credit Union. Being in the financial services industry for over fifteen years, Dave will be offering his expertise to all of our members at the Prospera Centre branch. In his off time, Dave plays the saxophone in the Lake Country Big Band and is an active member and Treasurer of the Lake Country Rotary Club.

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‘Grand’ night of dining and dancing planned


nce a year, through a tireless committee, Desert Sun Counseling and Resource Centre in Oliver joins forces with South Okanagan chefs to plan the annual Grand Dinner and Dance. This themed fourcourse dinner, featuring a silent and live auction and dancing, is a must attend event in the South Okanagan. This year’s eighth annual Grand Night is planned for Jan. 26 and has a Moroccan Escape


Jennifer Schell theme. Hosted by Watermark Beach Resort, guest chefs will include Natasha Schooten from Terrafina Restaurant, Justin Paakunainen from Walnut Beach Resort, Jonas Stadlander from Watermark Beach Resort, Jeff Van

Geest from Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek, Liam McNulty from Nk’Mip Cellars amongst others. “We love to showcase the support of our community and local businesses at the event and throughout our ongoing fundraising for our programs,” said Sandy Summers, co-chair of the event. Proceeds represent a significant portion of the approximately $30,000 the centre must raise each year to fund the programs which provide a variety of

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essential and valuable services needed in the Oliver and Osoyoos regional communities. A safe home and shelter for women and children threatened by domestic violence and family development and community outreach programs designed to develop independence and good life choices are just two services funded. For more information and tickets, go to The first Okanagan Dinner Crawl will soon take place in Kelowna. What’s a crawl? Basically it is a threecourse dinner with each course provided at three different restaurants. It’s walking tour where no two groups will have the same meal and each restaurant featuring a three-course menu with a different group for each course. It is being organized by Christina Ferreira of Impact Events and Alison Love of Spatula Media + Communications, “We are really excited to bring these restaurant crawl events to the Okanagan,’ said Ferreira. “It’s a great way to try three restaurants in one evening, possibly trying events you haven’t yet visited. And how fun is it that you don’t know where you’re

going for dinner until it is happening. Whether you are coming with a date, a group of friends or on your own this evening will at minimum make you some new friends.” For ticket information go to There is always so much going on at my favourite Indian restaurant Poppadoms. For starters the fabulous Urban Fare now carries its delicious Grandma’s Samosas and Spice Kits in store. Also, its 2013 cooking class schedule has also been released including a new line up of hands-on master classes where guests will learn to cook in Poppadoms’ kitchen, under the tutelage of owner Jas Dosanj. Master classes are $125 per person and last three hours long. Guests will learn the basics of Indian spice, knife skills plus three home-style recipes you get to take home. The lineup includes Taste Punjab (March 17)—family recipes from one of the most popular food regions in India, Taste Vegetarian India (April 21)– inspired by local, seasonal vegetables, Taste Kerala (May 19) – lighter flavours with coconut and seafood.

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WEST Council scraps Hockeyville billboard idea Wade Paterson STAFF REPORTER

West Kelowna’s Hockeyville prize money will not go toward a $125,000 electronic highway sign. Council members agreed the public has no appetite for the concept during their first round of budget deliberations Tuesday. “I think the message that we’ve heard loud and clear is that this particular project is inappropriate and I think should be struck from the budget at this point,” Coun. Bryden Winsby told his fellow council members during Tuesday’s meeting. The Capital News received several letters to the editor opposing the proposed sign after Hockeyville co-chair Adam Less brought the idea forward to council last November. West Kelowna chief administrative officer Jason Johnson added the ministry of transportation and infrastructure also exBryden Winsby pressed concern regarding the location of the proposed sign. Mayor Doug Findlater said while there is still a need for better signage directing people to the community arenas and municipal hall, that problem should not be fixed with Hockeyville money. “I think, based on the feedback I’ve received, we have to go back to the committee and find a way to provide a legacy they want with the $25,000 for hockey— preferably for kids in some way—and take that out of the mix of this discussion on the sign,” said Findlater. The district opted to remove the $125,000 capital request from the budget, directed staff to conduct a report regarding the need for better signage and decided to meet with the Hockeyville committee once again to find a more appropriate use for the $25,000 Hockeyville prize. Coun. Duane Ophus attempted to amend the motion by including a statement that indicated the district’s intent to match the prize amount dollar-for-dollar. But several councillors were unwilling to earmark money for a currently unidentified project. “I’m not in favour of sticking a dollar amount or any sort of promise on anything I have not seen,” said Winsby. See Sign B8


DEPUTY CHIEF financial officer Tanya Garost and chief financial officer Jim Zaffino presented the 2013 draft budget Tuesday to West Kelowna council. The entire council meeting was spent deliberating the financial plan.


District taxpayers facing 3% tax hike Wade Paterson STAFF REPROTER

West Kelowna has given first reading to the 2013 financial plan with a proposed tax increase of three per cent. Council members came to that resolution after a five-hour session spent analyzing the district’s operational budget, 2013 capital requests, FTE requests and grant-in-aid proposals. In December 2012 district staff suggested there would be $98,416 in discretionary funds for council to utilize. However, that number was increased to $811,525 after it was determined internal borrowing from the regional district to construct Royal LePage Place ended in 2012, not 2013 as initially reported.


Council deducing the tax inbated whether it crease. should use those “Hopefulfunds to lower the ly we’ll have the tax increase: If all opportunity to THERE ARE A LOT funds were used, bring it down OF PEOPLE WHO the tax hike could somewhat,” said ARE HURTING be as low as one Findlater. OUT THERE, WHO per cent. “But, on the “There are a other hand, we are CAN’T AFFORD lot of people who still a young muniTHIS THREE PER are hurting out cipality. We’ve inCENT INCREASE. there, who can’t herited old infraDavid Knowles afford this three structure: Lots per cent increase,” of stuff was not said Coun. David maintained to the Knowles. level that it should be. Deferring a “I think we should be com- lot of those things too long is only petitive with our neighbouring going to cost us more.” communities.” All council members present He suggested the tax increase unanimously agreed to set the tax should be dropped to 1.9 per cent. increase at three per cent for now; Mayor Doug Findlater said Knowles had to leave the meeting there are pros and cons to re- shortly before the vote took place.

“This is a no-frills budget. We’re not playing fast and loose with taxpayer dollars,” said Coun. Bryden Winsby. “I think it’s unfair to leave the impression or allow taxpayers to compare ourselves with neighbouring communities...we simply have to build reserves, we have no choice.” This year is the district’s first budget without funding assistance from the provincial government for RCMP or restructuring. The biggest increase in the district’s operating budget is road maintenance, followed by bylaw operations and policing. A public presentation will be scheduled for February and council will likely adopt a finalized version of the budget in April.

Seeing Possibilities Taking Action Enabling Progress en•act•us Okanagan College After eight years of service to the community, SIFE Okanagan is building on its promise to use the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. The student-led organization is undergoing a name change to become Enactus. But don’t let the new look fool you – the group’s mission is still the same. Moving forward Enactus will continue to make connections with the community. More than 100 students throughout the valley will work with youth, not-for-profit organizations and drive community initiatives to improve the lives of others.

entrepreneurial – we see opportunity, and develop projects which build the talent in our region and enable progress. action – we provide leadership, inspire change and take action in our community.

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A 90-year-old West Kelowna pedestrian is in hospital after being struck by a van on the 1300 block of Water Street in Kelowna on Monday night. The accident occurred at about 6:30 p.m. outside the Lake City Casino. Police say the pedestrian had apparently walked onto the street from between parked vehicles when he was struck by a van. He suffered serious injuries and was taken to Kelowna General Hospital by paramedics. While police say no charges are currently anticipated, the investigation is ongoing. The elderly man remains in hospital in stable condition at this time.


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ven after dealing with dogs for so many years, they still never cease to amaze me. I am stunned again and again in witnessing a dog’s resilience to pain and their ability to hide symptoms of illness. Unfortunately, this characteristic does not always work for their best. Zoey is a perfect example. Zoey was an amazing six-year-old Golden Lab, a dog with a golden heart , a delightful sweetheart. One recent Saturday, her owner, who happens to work in our hospital, brought Zoey in for a check-up because she felt something just wasn’t right abut her dog. Zoey, typically a happy and active dog, had been awfully quiet in the recent preceding days. Even before I got close to Zoey and started checking over her, Lindsay, her owner, pointed out two swellings on Zoey’s neck and inquired about their nature. Seeing that, the smile on my face disappeared immediately. These swellings were Zoey’s enlarged lymph nodes. Other lymph nodes in her body were also enlarged. I obtained a sample from Zoey’s lymph nodes and sent it to be evaluated by a pathologist. All of us in the office were hoping for the best but preparing for the worst. Sure enough, the results came back confirming my suspicion— Zoey was suffering from lymphoma. Zoey was such an expert in hiding any illness symptoms that when she

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Dr. Moshe Oz actually broke down, the disease was too far gone to treat. Zoey’s condition continued to deteriorate very rapidly, so Lindsay decided to do the humane thing and put her down. That took place within a week from my original diagnosis. We were all heartbroken by Zoey’s loss. I have decided that Zoey’s relatively short life will be even more meaningful if other dog owners learn about her story and maybe detect this condition in their pets at earlier stages when there is still hope to extend their lives. Lymphoma, one of the most common cancers to occur in dogs, involves the production of abnormal and malignant blood cells known as lymphocytes. The Golden Retriever is especially susceptible to developing lymphoma, as one in eight Golden Retrievers will develop that form of cancer. Other breeds that are commonly affected include Boxers, Scottish Terriers, Basset Hounds, Airedale Terriers, Chow Chows, German Shepherds, Poodles, St. Bernards, Bulldogs, Beagles, and Rottweilers. There are different


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Clinic, and her dog Zoey, who had to be put down after being diagnosed with an advanced case of lymphoma. kinds of lymphoma, depending on the organs involved, hence the symptoms associated with lymphoma are numerous. The most common form in dogs is involving the lymph nodes. Any swelling noticed, usually bilateral and symmetric, should raise a red flag. Very commonly dogs don’t show any symptom of illness. The swelling is painless and does not bother the dog. Lymphoma is often diagnosed as an incidental finding in a visit to the vet for other purposes such as immunization or periodic health check up. If you notice a suspicious swelling, don’t wait for other symptoms to ap-

pear—take your pet to be checked by your vet. When it comes to cats, lymphoma is the most common malignancy, often involving the gastrointestinal tract. Most cats with lymphoma suffer from a viral disease called Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) or in lesser degree from feline Immunodeficiency virus (FIV, AKA the cat’s AIDS). Cats that develop lymphoma are much more likely to develop more severe symptoms than dogs. While dogs often appear healthy initially except for swollen lymph nodes, cats will often be physically ill. The symptoms corres-

pond closely to the location of the lymphoma. With the gastrointestinal lymphoma, typical symptoms evident include weight loss, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, weakness and lethargy. If the cancer was found early enough, before it has diffusely spread, a chemotherapy treatment can achieve remission of the cancer and prolong the pets life, usually from six to 12 months. Some animals even survived for more than two years after the diagnosis. Animals do not suffer from the typical unpleasant chemotherapy side effects common in people, nor do they lose their fur. There are many different chemotherapy protocols for managing lymphoma. If your pet suffers from lymphoma, your veterinarian will guide you through the process of choosing the best course of action. The animal prognosis depends on the type of lymphoma and the internal organ involved. The different chemotherapy protocols differ in both price, length and commitment involved on the owner’s part. Consult your veterinarian which course of action is best suitable for you and your pet. Moshe Oz operates the Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital at 2476 Westlake Rd. West Kelowna. 250-769-9109


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Royal LePage Place or a commercial grade wireless Internet system in the arena. Coun. Carol Zanon said she isn’t happy with any of those suggestions. “I have a different outlook on this completely; I really believe we have to do something for the children,” said Zanon. “The other recommendations that the committee put forward are really not oriented toward a child and upcoming players of the sport. “I would like to see some kind of a proposal come back that involves the children of this community.” wpaterson@kelownacapnews. com

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tion. I wonder how many additional motor vehicle collisions arise simply because there are more vehicles on the road as a consequence of dangerous and poorly cleared sidewalks. Keeping sidewalks clear of snow and ice is not just a public safety issue to prevent pedestrian injuries. It is a public safety issue because failing to do so increases vehicle traf-

fic and therefore increases vehicle collisions and injuries. What grade do our municipalities get for achieving the public safety goal of keeping sidewalks clear of snow and ice? From my perspective, it’s a failing grade. They have “passed the buck” for responsibility of sidewalk clearing to homeowners and occupiers by bylaw, and failed to enforce that responsibility by enforcing

the bylaw. Without enforcement, the bylaw is meaningless. Here is my very public request that our municipal leaders give this issue very serious consideration. I am not going to pretend that there is an easy solution of getting bylaw enforcement officers to write a few tickets.  I don’t know what the right answer is. I do know that the issue falls squarely within your ju-



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It is an excellent question, and one that makes a connection between sidewalk safety and road traffic safety in general. Peter framed his question in terms of being “green.” In fact, the green goal of getting people out of their vehicles and getting around using their own power or public transit is directly aligned with the identical road traffic safety goal. Simply, the fewer cars there are on the road, the fewer crashes there will be. Our municipal government, and really all levels of government, should be looking for ways to minimize vehicle traffic.  One glaringly obvious way to do that is to ensure our municipal sidewalks are safe for pedestrian traffic.  In fact, failure to do so in this case gives citizens no alternative but to use


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their personal vehicles. I wonder how many people drive to community mail boxes during the winter months, instead of walking, because the level of sidewalk clearing is so poor that walking is too treacherous. I wonder how many people opt generally to take their personal vehicles instead of walking or taking public transit during times when our sidewalks are in their most dangerous condi-

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may have milked the sidewalk safety cow quite enough with my third column on the subject last week. But I asked that you not hesitate to send me more questions on the subject, noting that perhaps we could stretch it to a fourth column. So wouldn’t you know, the emails kept coming. The topic seems to be one that really pushes your buttons. This one topic has generated more email responses than I would expect to have in an entire year. I’ve written so far about the responsibility of homeowners and occupiers to keep sidewalks around their property safe, the problem of snow plows leaving debris on sidewalks, and the responsibility of pedestrians to keep themselves safe. This week, my column topic was inspired by a reader named Peter, who asked the question:  “I wonder how a city such as Kelowna can purport itself to be green when they do not enforce the appropriate bylaws which only encourages people to drive as it is much safer than walking in some areas.”


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KOPAN, MARY Passed away on January 14, 2013 at the age of 91 years. She is survived by her loving family; Lovady Ukrainetz, Gene (Shirley), Emily Dearing (Rick), Joanna (Louie) Poirier, Harold (Yvonne) and Dennis, 14 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 1 sister, Ella Copen. Mary is sadly predeceased by her husband Bill in 1996. There will be an opportunity to visit with family and pay your last respects to Mary on Friday, January 18, 2013 from 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm, followed by a Funeral Service held on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 10:00 am, both at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. Condolences may be sent to the family by, 250-860-7077.

WIZINSKY, JOHN Passed away peacefully at The Village at Smith Creek on Friday January 11, 2013, surrounded by his loving family, at the age of 75. Born in Trail BC, John was the beloved husband for 54 years and best friend of Shirley (nee Whyte), loving and proud father of sons; Nick, John Russell, Brent (Shauna) and daughter Becky (Merl) Reeve. Grandfather of Justin (Erin), Jennifer (Kyle), Stephanie, Matthew, Kaila and Michael. A dear brother of Helen Gunter-Smith and Ann Pattullo,and many extended family members. John was predeceased by his mother; Polly, his father Michael and his brother Nick. The family would like to thank all the staff at The Village at Smith Creek for their care and compassion shown to John in his final months. Family and friends will be received at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 11:30 A.M. Thursday, January 17, 2013, 2547 Hebert Road in Westbank, BC. In lieu of flowers, family and friends who wish to make an expression of sympathy are welcome to make a donation to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC or the Canadian Diabetes Association. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to the care of


Passed away peacefully January 9, 2013 after a lengthy battle with Cancer. He is survived by his loving parents, Fred and Pat, his wife, Francine, his loving daughter, Kyrstin (Justin) and grandchildren Emaleigh and Riley, and his precious daughter, Jaclynn. Kenn is also survived by his brother, Glenn (Kim), nephews Justin and Brendan, sister Carrie (Roland), nephews Christopher, Steven and Kevin, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and step-children (Harrison and Michaela). Kenn will be greatly missed by his large extended family and many friends. He will be fondly remembered by all those he came in contact with him for his amiable personality and infectious smile. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation re Moog and Friends Hospice House Celebration of Life to be held at Olympia Taverna, Hwy 33, Kelowna, BC on January 27, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

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KLOSTER, MARY Passed away on January 12, 2013 in Kelowna. Mary was predeceased by her husband John in 2012, parents Paul and Elizabeth Gerk and brothers; Ed and John. Survived by daughters; Diane (Mike) and Kathy (Bob) son Jim, seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren and many other family and friends. A memorial mass will be held on January 22, 2013 at 10:30a.m. at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, 750 Rutland Rd., Kelowna. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting 250-860-6440

RUSSELL, EMILIA (NEE POPP) Emilia Russell of Kelowna, BC, formerly of Hudson Bay, SK, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer and pneumonia, with her loving sister Eugenia by her side. Emilia, with her love and courageous heart will be sadly missed by her family and many friends. Her husband William (Bill) predeceased her on August 26, 2003. Emilia was the 13th child, born to Dumitru (Dan) Popp and his wife Rachila. She was delivered at home in Bjorkdale, SK with the help of her father and Mrs. Jeffries, a midwife from England. She only weighed 15 oz. at birth and no one expected her to survive. Mrs. Jeffries stayed an extra two days to help and keep vigil. She had to be fed with an eye dropper and her little cry was very faint. She got her strength from her mother who bathed her with olive oil every day for the first three months and was kept in a box lined with wool and flannel and warmed on the oven door. No one thought that a baby that tiny could survive without an incubator. As time went by her body, spirit and heart grew stronger. She survived pneumonia at one year old and at three years old she fell in a well. After that, she never looked back. She was so loving and giving and was such a joy to everyone. In 1939 the family moved to the new block of homesteads opened at Erwood, SK, where the family was able to farm by the Smoky Ridge. Emilia went to Bluefield School, this was where she took all her schooling. In 1968 Emilia met the love of her life when Bill Russell came to work for a while on her parent’s farm. Emilia and Bill were wed November 9, 1968 and lived in Hudson Bay, where their only son, Wayne, who was born on November 11, 1971. Wayne still lives on the family home in Hudson Bay. Emilia was always loving and giving. She loved all the farm animals and especially flowers and gardening. With her husband Bill, she always had lovely flowers in her Hudson Bay home and garden. Emilia lived in Kelowna with her loving sister Eugenia. There, they have spent the last eight years enjoying each other’s company and lives. Emilia was predeceased by her parents Rachila and Dumitru (Dan); a brother and two sisters in infancy; brothers Stephen, Danny, John and Constantine (Dode) and sisters Emma Knudson and Genevieve Haitsma. She is survived by her brothers Peter Popp (Solange) and Miles Popp and sisters Eugenia Letteney and Alexandria “Zana” Hayworth (Don) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. We love you, our sweet Emilia! Condolences may be sent to the family by, 250-860-7077.



REECE, KENNETH HENRY Kenneth Henry Reece of Kelowna, BC passed away peacefully at Kelowna General Hospital on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at the age of 91 years. Ken was born November 8, 1921 in England were as a young man het met and married the love of his life Rosie, they immigrated to Canada in 1957 first settling in the Lower mainland followed by Kelowna in 1989. He was a proud retired employee of Woodward’s department store. A celebration of Ken’s life will be held at the Holiday Park Resort, May 4, 2013at 2:00 P.M. Ken will be fondly remembered by all who knew him and greatly missed by his friends and family. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting and searching his name under stories. Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna, BC (250)762-2299.

GORSKI, MARY Mary Gorski went peacefully to be with the Lord on January 13th, 2013. She lived a long and happy life. Mary was a gentle spirit with a wonderful sense of humor and will be missed by many friends, family and those who cared for her at David Lloyd Jones. The family would like to give special thanks to all the amazing caregivers involved in her life. She is survived by two nephews Ken Arcuri, Ron Arcuri (Deb Arcuri), one niece Sharon O’Brien (nee Arcuri) (William O’Brien), the Nugent family and numerous cousins. She is predeceased by her husband Joseph Gorski, brother Joseph Arcuri, sister Catherine James (Doris) Arcuri, brother Gabriele Arcuri. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, January 18th, 2013 at 11:00 AM from St. Pius X Catholic Church, 1077 Fuller Ave. In lieu of flowers, you may wish to make a donation to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul as a living memory of Mary. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting and searching her name under stories. Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna. Phone 250-762-2299

IMRIE, MARGARET 1920 ~ 2013

Margaret Imrie was born on October 4, 1920 in Hubert, Saskatchewan and passed into the arms of her Lord on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at KGH with her 2 nieces, Peggy Brooker and Dorothy DeVries, by her side. Margaret was predeceased by 2 brothers and 3 sisters. She is survived by 2 sisters, Agnes Cairns (Sarnia, ON) and Anne Frances (Kelowna, BC), 1 brother-in-law Laurie Croft (Kelowna, BC) as well as 12 other nieces and nephews and their families. Margaret spent 15 years of her early life as a missionary in Nigeria and then was a nurse for 25 years. Her whole life was a testimony of her love for her Lord. Margaret moved to Kelowna in 1974 and enjoyed life in the Okanagan with many family members. Her family wishes to thank the residents and staff at Fernbrae for making her last 12 years there so comfortable and happy. A celebration of Margaret’s life will take place on Saturday, February 2 at 2:00 PM at Fernbrae Manor. Arrangements entrusted to Valleyview Funeral Home, Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial 250-765-3147. Condolences may be sent and viewed at

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Advertising Representative The award winning Capital News has an opportunity for an Advertising Representative that is a result-oriented individual who enjoys working independently. Candidates for this position will possess the ability to develop new business and create strong marketing programs for our print and online publications. The winning candidate will be a team player that is organized, competitive and driven to help clients develop their marketing strategies. You have built your career on relationships and understand the importance of consulting with clients about their objectives and developing solutions that help them achieve their goals. Our environment is fast-paced and no two days are the same. A valid drivers license and a vehicle in good working condition is required for this position. The Capital News is delivered every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday to over 50,000 homes in the Central Okanagan. We are a part of the Black Press family, Canada’s largest independent newspaper group with over 150 community, daily and urban papers located in BC, Alberta, Washington State, Hawaii and Ohio. Reply in confidence with resume by February 1, 2013 attention: Karen Hill 2495 Enterprise Way Kelowna, BC V1X 7K2 Fax: 250-862-5275 Email: No phone calls please.


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Class 1 Drivers to haul dry vans Western Canada & US. Only drivers with 2 years exp. & US border crossing capability. Dedicated tractors, paid drops, direct deposit. No phone calls Fax 250-546-0600

While we try to ensure all advertisements appearing in the Kelowna Capital News are placed by reputable businesses with legitimate offers, we do caution our readers to undertake due diligence when answering any advertisement, particularly when the advertiser is asking for monies up front.

LOCAL Logging company requires Full-Time Danglehead Processor Operator. Competitive rates plus benefits. Call 250-864-6886 or fax resume to 250-768-0353. LOOKING for a full time journeyman plumber or an individual with very good skills in plumbing & heating business. Please forward resume to

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Terrific career Opportunity with outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No Rail Experience Needed!! Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time, Valid License w/ air brake endorsement. Extensive Paid Travel, Meal Allowance, 4 weeks Vacation and BeneďŹ ts Package. Compensation based on prior driving experience. Apply at under careers, keyword Driver. DO NOT FILL IN CITY OR STATE

Required Immediately: Experienced Class 1 Drivers with at least 3 years verifiable experience for the following positions: Part Time Canada/ US capable; Casual /On Call Boat Truck driver Canada/US; Furniture Delivery Driver throughout BC; Full time Drivers for future scheduled runs. Please indicate on your resume position applying for. Please fax resume to 250546-0600 or by email to No phone calls please SUTCO continues to expand! Current openings; Chip Hauls, Chilliwack, Merritt, West Kootenays. Dedicated runs, day and afternoon shifts. Highway, dedicated tractor, Canada Only runs. Dispatcher, based in Salmo, days and evening shifts. If you are looking for a career that offers steady work, Extended Benefits, Pension Plan then apply online: Fax: 250-3572009 Enquiries: 1-888-357-2612 Ext: 230

Education/Trade Schools TAYLOR PRO TRAINING *Heavy Equipment Operator Training *Commercial Driver Training Call today 1-877-860-7627

Farm Workers Boparai Orchard req’s, Pruning, thinning & picking. MarchOct. $10.25/hr, 250-862-1025 HARMAN Sidhu Orchard Kelowna needs Farm Workers, thinning, picking, pruning $10.25/hr. or piece rate, up to 40-60 hrs. per wk. March 1st to Oct. 31st, Sukh Sidhu, 1655 Geen Rd. Kel. 250-491-1829 Looking for 2 Farm Workers, Start date: June 15 - Nov. 30. $10.25/hr, 40-50hrs, Mon-Sat. 250-212-8372 Looking for full time seasonal workers. Greenco Nurseries Ltd SUN City Cherries 4759 Lakeshore Rd Kelowna req’s Farm Labourers. Pruning, picking, packing, sorting and general farm work. Seasonal. 40hrs/wk minimum 7days/wk. $10.25/hr or piece rate. Email resume to: 250-764-1872



HR & Sales experience, top computer & communication skills,marketing background, strong organizational and multi tasking skills, mediation & problem solving a must, motivated & results driven, perfect for professional stay at home mom, $$$/placement. TrafďŹ c Control (flagger) 2 day classes Kelowna Jan 26/27 Feb 23/24 New $270 Renew $165 tx incl 1-866-737 -2389

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services Position for Red Seal Chef available at Retirement Home in Kelowna. Fax resume to: 250-979-0601 or email: No phone inquiries please.

Medical/Dental Dental assistant req’d Fridays, busy general practise, Hrs approx.8:15am-2:30pm.Call 250868-0030 Fax 250-868-2160

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR! PRIMETIME LIVING, a Canadian Seniors Housing developer, owner, operator, is seeking an EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR for our Vernon residence. We specialize in INDEPENDENT LIVING and do not offer nursing services.

Are you into exercise, motivated and wanting some extra income?

Our EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR is required to have 5 years management experience in the retirement and/or hospitality industry. They must be team orientated, able to work without supervision under the direction of our Regional Manager, enjoy a challenge and love to work with seniors.

Capital News is looking for a person or persons with a reliable vehicle to deliver newspapers door to door in the Kelowna and Westside areas. Various sized routes on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills coupled with a proven business record, expertise in core competencies of human resources, sales and marketing, finance, accounting and team building are a must.

Your papers would be dropped at your home early in the morning, and you would have the whole day to complete your deliveries.

PRIMETIME LIVING offers this exciting opportunity in a growing industry to a passionate, professional team leader.

Work as much or as little as you want. To apply for this position, please call Capital News Circulation at 250-763-7575 and ask for Richard.


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Sun Rivers Realty seeks a “best in sales managementâ€? professional to lead the Sun Rivers sales team. This person is motivated by; coaching their team to achieve outstanding results, the opportunity to work in a team based environment where collaboration and fun are paramount, supporting a team of professionals to excel in customer sales and service and their desire to utilize their creativity to achieve outstanding results. Does this sound like you? • Your ambition and drive sets you apart from most people you know? • You know understanding customer needs is the cornerstone of sales success. • You are an excellent listener and team leader. • You identify & solve problems collaboratively. • You are highly motivated with energy & vitality which matches your desire to achieve goals. • You demonstrate administrative excellence in overseeing real estate systems and operating efďŹ ciencies. • You thrive in a small organization that is continually changing and growing. You will have demonstrated success as a real estate sales person, team leadership and the consistent achievement of sales goals and targets.

Help Wanted ARE YOU EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DISTRESS? Relief is only a call away! call 250-979-4357 to set up your FREE consultation in Kelowna. Donna Mihalcheon CA, CIRP 33 years experience. BDO Canada Limited. Trustee in Bankruptcy. #200-1628 Dickson Avenue. Kelowna, BC V1Y 9X1 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. BOUCHERIE Bottle Depot. FT Cashier required. Apply with Resume to Ken @ 2711 Kyle Rd, West Kelowna. CASHIER F/T eves 3-11pm Apply in person with resume at Esso, corner Spall & Harvey.

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The base salary and production bonuses are highly attractive. The competitive beneďŹ t package includes extended health and dental as well as company discounts, specialized training and professional development. Sun Rivers values work-life balance and offers a fun, exible, professional environment in one of the ďŹ nest resort communities in BC. Don’t delay, check us out at and see what you are missing. Please apply by January 31, 2013 by forwarding your compelling cover letter and resume to: Sun Rivers Resort Community 1000 Clubhouse Drive Kamloops BC, V2H 1T9 Attention: Leslie Brochu, Vice-President Or e-mail to



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Financial Services

Computer Services

Household Services

Moving & Storage

Daytime Specials! New! Just moved back to Kelowna! Curvacious, 26 year old Latino Massage. Alyaa 250-878-4794

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. INCOME TAX PROBLEMS? Have you been audited, reassessed or disallowed certain claims by Canada Revenue Agency? Call Bob Allen @ 250-542-0295 35yrs. Income Tax experience, 8.5yrs. with Revenue Canada. Email: REDUCE DEBT by up to 70% Avoid bankruptcy. Free consultation. BBB accredited.

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

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



Garden & Lawn

HUSBAND 4 HIRE can help you whether it be renovating a bathroom or giving you a ride to work. Inquire at link or call 250-3175578

Painting & Decorating

KSK Framing & Foundations. Quality workmanship at reas rates. Free est 250-979-8948

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

THAI Massage. Totally relax & energize your body & mind. Open 7 days/wk 250-801-7188

Community Newspapers We’re at the heart of things™

Counselling Counselling available for police and military personnel and those with chronic illness or disabilities. Reasonable rates or text message 250-488-5084

Personal Care CARE AID req’d, 2 days/week for male in 40’s. Will train. Wage negotiable upon exp. 250-300-6928

Esthetics Services

Cleaning Services

$50 off, Permanent Cosmetics by master tech. Health board Approved Winfield/Kelowna clinic. Lips Brows and Eyes. 1-855-4803116

EUROPEAN hardworking lady exp’d, looking to clean houses/offices. Call 250-707-1771 WILL DO ALL TYPES OF CLEANING. EXPERIENCED. $20/HR CALL (250)-765-8880

Home Improvements Drywall PESL DRYWALL Service Inc. Renovations, new construction and repairs. Boarding, taping, textured ceilings. Call Tomas at 250-212-4483 or 860-3495.

Fencing ALL KINDS OF FENCES. Cedar, Gates,Custom & Stain. 250-491-4622

Floor Refinishing/ Installations

HOME IMPROVEMENTS Renovations- Painting-General Home Repairs. Contact: Doug @ (250)-575-7006 FOR FREE QUOTE. FREEDOM CONTRACTING NEED Help? Paint, Tile, Carpentry, Drywall, light electrical & plumbing. Rentals a specialty. Call (250)-869-6577 3 rooms for $299! Price incls. Cloverdale Premium Quality Paint. NO PAYMENT until the job is completed! Free Est. (1) 250-899-3163

Home Repairs

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

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

Machining & Metal Work GET BENT Metal Fab, fences, gates, railings, security bars,

Misc Services Respite for ederly, graduated home support worker; Care for small dogs, 6-10lbs; Hairdressing in your home, hair cut, color, perm, men & women. Phone: (778)755-2575

Moving & Storage AAA Best Rates Moving $59+. FLAT Rates long dist. Weekly trips BC/AB. 250-861-3400 FAMILY Movers. Moving? Anything, anywhere. Local and long distance trips. Packing service available, weekly trips to Vancouver, Alberta, full and partial loads. Cheapest rates in the valley. Free Estimates, 250-493-2687

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


Painting & Decorating

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(1) 250-899-3163

3 Rooms For $299, 2 Coats Any Colour

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


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

Roofing & Skylights

100% Prestige Painting, European Craftsmanship, Fine Detail work Ext/Int. 250-864-1041

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

1ST. In customer service, Cando Painting, prof. reliable crew, 15yrs. in business, Int/Ext. Eddie 250-863-3449

Swimming Pools/ Hot Tubs

DALE’S PAINTING SERVICE. Painting Kelowna a better place since 1982. 862-9333

Kelowna Pool & Spa Services **Hot Tub Repair Specialists** Phone: 250-765-7677

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Natural Stone Surfaces All One Piece Laminate

Visit our showroom at THE AIRPORT BUSINESS PARK Monday - Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm Family owned & operated for over 40 years



& Renovation Services

• Interior & Exterior Renovations • Carpentry • Painting • Small Repairs • Pressure Washing

• Kitchen & Bathroom Upgrades • Yard Maintenance • Fences, Decks • Tile • Graffiti Removal


REFACE DON’T REPLACE 1/2 the cost of replacing Corian & Granite Designs. The Green Alternative.

ALL KINDS OF FENCING 6x8 cedar panels starting at $65.


10% OFF WITH THIS AD 250-470-2235


Larry’s Handyman

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

Call 310-JIMS (5467)



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


Ceiling and trim extra 1.250.899.3163

Framing & Foundations Quality workmanship at reasonable rates. Free estimates 250.979.8948


OVERHEAD DOORS We install, service, & repair all makes of doors & openers. Broken Springs, Cables, Rollers... WE DO IT ALL!





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

250-863-9830 or 250-768-1098

To book your space, call



Kelowna • 250-717-5500

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



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



3 rooms for $299 (2 coats any colour)


• Kitchen Remodels • Painting • Plumbing

Gates & custom orders, staining.




• Bath Remodels • Decks • Drywall




Canadian Homebuilders Association

and speak with a classified rep today!

Licensed, Bonded & Insured

Independently Owned and Locally Operated





RYDER ROOFING LTD. Free estimates, senior discounts,

Artistic Ceramics

OVERHEAD DOORS We install, service, & repair all makes of doors & openers. Broken Springs, Cables, Rollers... WE DO IT ALL!


member of B.B.B. Fully insured, WCB coverage. All types of shingle roofing & torch on roofing systems. ‘From a hole in your roof to a whole new roof.’




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Call 250-870-1009

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SAME DAY SERVICE FULLY INSURED FREE ESTIMATES BOOK YOUR WINTER CLEAN UPS! Lawn Maintenance, Clean-ups, Pruning/Hedges, Rubbish Removal, Fertilizing, Aeration, Odd Jobs.

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Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate


Rentals Seasonal Acommodation



Houses For Sale

Duplex / 4 Plex

TILE Setter. Artistic Ceramics. Custom tile setting. Call (250)870-1009


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

3bdrm 1.5 bath newly reno’d school Iga Lake fenced yard sm pet negot.NS $1050 + util. 250-862-6634 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 Coscto/Springvalley 2,000sqft, Reno’d SxS, 4bds, 2bath incl bsmnt. D/W, A/C, fenced. $1,350+utils. NS/ND/No Pets. Feb. 1, 2013. 250-763-5217

Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay Hay for sale, barn stored, 1st crop, $4.00 bale, 70 lb bales. 250-546-3371 250-309-5910. 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

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

Pets 3 Female Purebred West Highland Terriers Puppies The Mom & Dad can be viewed. Ready to go. 7 weeks old. (250)679-8808 Mini Pincher puppies from purebred parents.$450 each. I black 1 tan color. Call (778)214-2033 for more info. Siamese Manx Rag Doll X, blue eyed kittens, m & f, $150ea. Glen: 778-480-4442. WANTED: Healthy Stud for Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. 1 (250)832-7959

Merchandise for Sale

Antiques / Vintage Recollectables is now open! Collectables, antiques, furniture & quality used goods. 191 Asher Road, 778-753-6169. We buy select items & estates.

Auctions STORAGE Auction, Saturday, January, 19th! Cody Auctions is holding another Storage Auction on Saturday, January 19th at Packing House Storage, 1205 High Rd., Kelowna. Registration at 10am, Sale at 11am. Phone: 250-769-9033

Building Supplies STEEL Buildings, Prices Reduced, Wholesale/Factory offers On discounted deals Big & Small. Source# 1RZ 800-964-8335

$100 & Under 30” Stove, very clean, good condition. Asking $100 OBO. Phone: (250)300-0449 8 drawer pine chest, 4 top drawers, 4 bottom, as new, 64”x20”x38”,$85,250-870-8265 Oval, white kitchen table & 4 chairs, blue toned fabric seats & backs, $50. 250-860-4787 WINE bottles, 16 dark, 22 light, 30 space wine rack $40.00 for all. 250-763-2371

$300 & Under PUB Style table with 4 chairs Black seats $250 You pick up Call (250)861-4058 Small stress less leather chair with foot stool dark green You pick up $250 (250)861-4058

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

Heavy Duty Machinery A-STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20’40’45’53 in stock. SPECIAL 44’ x 40’ Container Shop w/steel trusses $13,800! Sets up in one day! Also Damaged 40’ $1950 Call Toll Free Also JD 544 & 644 wheel loaders JD 892D LC Excavator Ph. 1-866-528-7108 Free Delivery BC and AB Will pay cash for oversized scrap steel, cats, yarders, saw mill equipment, farm equipment, etc. All insurance in place to work on your property. 250-260-0217

Misc. for Sale AQUASSURE Walk-in Tubs & Showers. 1048 Richter 250-868-1220 ATTENTION The Capital News cannot be responsible for errors after the first day of publication of any advertisement. Notice of errors on the first day should immediately be called to the attention of the Classified Department to be corrected for the following edition. WANTED: Vintage paintings, postcards, fishing rods, reels, tackle, old knives, Native baskets, old guns, saddles & gun rigs, military medals, pocket watches, etc. Silver & gold coins. Honest & Confidential! Cash Paid! 250-308-7342, 250-260-8069

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

Misc. Wanted I like to buy $100 coins, coin collections & specialty foreign coins. Todd 250-864-3521

Homes for Rent

Mobile Homes & Parks

2 BD Carriage DT Kelowna NP NS 5 Appls Park $1100+Util Jan 1 250 860 2646

MOVE into your Brand New Home & get 6 Whirlpool appliances FREE. 3 bedroom, 2 bath California finished drywall homes.CEMboard siding. #1317 SIERRAS $159,900.00 #606 SIERRAS $169,900.00 #601 SIERRAS $209,900.00 Accent Homes 250-769-6614

Mr. Mobile Home Certified Factory Outlet. Featuring SIERRAS family community, or single and multi-section homes for your property. 250-769-6614

ZERO Downpayment, Lowest Rates, FREE advice. Linda Renaud, Accredited Mortgage Professional (250)878-6706

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 1BDRM apartment, 400 Sutton Cres., Glenmore. Patio, open & spacious. Great location. Close to buses/ shopping. $680/mo. N/P. 250-212-2007. 2bdrm, 2 bath, top floor condo unit, NS, NP, $1200/mo + DD. Avail Immed., 250-868-1831 RUTLAND - 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath clean, bright, roomy condo. washer & dryer, stove & frdge, wall air, storage, covered parking. Badke rd culdesac. $1100 inculdes heat & electric. Avail Immed. Call Henry 250-8702700 or 250-860-2423 APARTMENTS FOR RENT in Granada Gardens for OCT & beyond, ranging from $800$850/mo, Call 250-765-6578 CENTRE of Kelowna. New affordable lux 1&2bd, 5appls, ug prking, NS/NP. 250-763-6600.

Refund Policy Our ads are non-refundable when booked for less than 4 weeks (12 issues), when cancelling a 4 week ad you will be refunded in weekly increments only, calculated at the appropriate discount level. Refunds not available for 1/2 price promotion. Winfield, 3 bdrm, 2 bath house, quiet area, $1295 + util., n/s, n/p, 250-548-3378.


Commercial/ Industrial FOR LEASE 1000 sq.ft. Office Trailer fully serviced on fenced 1/2 acre. Zoned Heavy Industrial Including Auto Wrecking. $3000 triple net incl. Fenced 1/2 acre service industrial lot available. Central Westside Location. will build to suit. 250-769-7424 March 1st, 600 or 1100sqft. of light industrial shop with 2-9x8 overhead doors in North end of Kelowna. More info: 250769-7544 after 2pm

#1 Accessible address. DT area, furn’d, cable, w/d,, quiet, avail immed. 862-9223 1bdrm in shared bsmnt suite, Downtown area, incl’s cable & utils. Phone: (250)717-1696 Smokers welcome, furn’d rm, just redecorated, FT working man, 45-60yrs. Quiet home, no alcohol, kitch, lndry, cable, $430. Phone: 250-764-8701

Fruit & Vegetables

Fruit & Vegetables

Rooms for Rent

Fresh From the Fields

Shared Accommodation

3455 Rose Rd. E. Kelowna Different variety of Apples, & Walnuts, also a variety of frozen, homemade fruit pies. (250)-860-2644

5-litre Boxes of Gala Apple Juice For Sale Call 250-862-4997 for pick-up

Suites, Upper

Auto Accessories/Parts


Auto Accessories/Parts LYLE’S TOWING. Free Removal of unwanted vehicles. Pay up to $1000 for good vehicles. Lots of used parts for sale. (250)-765-8537

Suites, Lower 1BD, avail now. Rutland. Near schools/shops. $700 incl utils. NP. bus route. 250-863-1302. 1 BDRM + DEN main level suite in Lakeview Hts, West Kelowna. $800/mo incl utils. Call Mira (604) 889-5362. 2BD lower wo, WD, FS, gas FP, N. Rutland on bus route, NS, NP, quiet, responsible tenant, Immed avail Feb 1. $875 incl utils. 250-860-7694 or 250-212-9542 2bdrm Great View. $825/mo utils incl’d. NS, NP, Parking,newly reno’d 250-681-1735

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

SCRAP Car Removal. $100 cash paid for unwanted vehicles. 7 days/week Call Paul Haul (250)808-9593

Auto Financing DreamTeam Auto Financing “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

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Apt/Condo for Rent


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

For Sale By Owner

For Sale By Owner

2bdrm large, bright kitchen, all appls, partially furn’d, pets ok. Quiet, private, charming & very clean, $850mo. 766-1265 2BD suite, north Rutland, above grd, wood flr, cabl, sep ent., W/D, A/C, NS, NP, close to bus & school. $850 incl utils. Feb.1 (250)-491-3935


BEAUTIFUL Large, two room bachelor ste. Includes sat TV, int & utils, fridge, st, w/d, sep. entr., NS, NP, quiet area. Feb 1st, $875 + DD. 250-762-8802


COLDSTREAM Walk Out Bsmt., Sep. entry, 2bdrm, insuite laundry, storage, covered parking Full use of pool in summer, pets welcome, huge yard, FP, DW $1200 utils, cable & internet incl’d. Available February 1st Call (250)-938-8886

FOR SALE BY OWNER SPECIAL Save on Real Estate Fees!

******* View Okanagan properties for sale by owner. Selling? No Commission. 250-545-2383, 1-877-291-7576

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2bd, close to Parkinson, resp. people w/ good ref’s. $950/mo. utils incl’d. 250-763-6473


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Large 3bdrm 2bath 1250 Glenmore N. Ref’s req’d NP NS $1200/mo (250)-485-8571

1bd for rent in house. Shared kitchen, bath & yard. NP, incl. utils, male pref., hospital area. $500/mo. Call: 250-860-8031 4 Rent Today!. Fully furn’d, incl. int & lrg TV’s utils/wd/, $550/mo +dd, in quiet home. Student/disability, worker welcome. No partiers. 250-8607146

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

LACASA Lake Cottage Resort, Elegant & Modern 2bdrm, den, fully furnished, Move in ready, avail Immed Rent: $1150+util. For Sale: $370,000. 1-250-491-0823

“Local Produce at Your Doorstep”

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NOTICE OF INTENT T13-011 MANUFACTURE OF A FIXED WALKWAY FOR KELOWNA INTERNATIONAL AIPORT Notice is hereby given by the City of Kelowna of its intent to contract with ThyssenKrupp Airport Systems Inc. (TK) of Fort Worth, Texas to manufacture a fixed walkway for the Gate 4 Passenger Loading Bridge at Kelowna International Airport (YLW). The contract will not exceed $187,108.00 US funds before taxes, tariffs, and any bonding charges. The City has chosen not to call for supplier proposals for the following reasons: 1. TK’s pricing is equivalent to the pricing for Gates 5 and 6 which were completed in 2012. 2. Time and cost savings as TK has assimilated all YLW architectural and engineering specifications required. 3. The fixed link for Gate 4 needs to match the aesthetics for Gates 5 and 6 (immediate neighbors) and fit in with the style of Phase 2 development. 4. TK has proven their capability to produce a high quality fixed link that exceeds the base specification. Suppliers wishing to object to this decision should contact the person identified below either by fax or email on or before January 25, 2013 presenting specific reason for their objection. If justified a suppliers meeting with City representatives will be called to receive supplier presentations regarding this contract. Supplier ability to offer product and/or services resulting in the same or better solutions at a lower cost during the same time frame will be the key criterion with regard to the supplier objections. For additional information please contact: Lori Evans, Senior Buyer, City of Kelowna Purchasing Department, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna BC V1Y 1J4, by Fax 250-8623392 or email

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The West Kelowna teenager currently on trial for murder will finally tell her version of the events that left one of her peers dead, and turned a quiet Peachland street into a chaotic crime scene. The 18-year-old, whose name is under a publication ban, is alleged to have stabbed Ashlee Hyatt, 16, in her neck after an argument at a June 2, 2010, party. It’s a story that Crown counsel Murray Kaay assembled a number of witnesses to tell from varying angles, but defence lawyer Ingrid Friesen pointed out Friday that none of those viewpoints added up to a complete picture. “You as a jury will be the first to hear her side of the story—she wants very much to tell it,” Friesen told a B.C. Supreme Court jury Friday. “She’s been waiting two years to tell it.” The accused, who defence described as a “new girl trying to fit in at a new school,” has seen her point of view be absent in the last two weeks of trial, as even RCMP officers who dealt with the investigation failed to offer her perspective on what happened that night. What the jury has learned from teen witnesses who were there, however, is that the accused kissed a boy, while her boyfriend was nearby. This apparently upset Hyatt and the two started exchanging verbal barbs, which escalated to further pushing on the street, and eventually Hyatt was fatally wounded. Continuing on with the altercation, however, was the teenage host of the party. The defence has already suggested she was the one who brought the knife to the fight between the accused and Hyatt, and Friday two witnesses took the witness stand to highlight the teenage host’s behaviour in the aftermath and leading up to the fatal altercation. They also called upon George Young, who lives adjacent to the party house, to give testimony. Young testified he was brought into the fray when he heard a teenage boy in the street talking into his cellphone, saying, “It’s going down, it’s going down, it’s happening now.”

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morial in France, symbolic of the bill’s theme of contribution and sacrifice by Canadians in conflicts throughout history. For the Bank of Canada, Kelowna The memorial marks the Battle of was right on the money when it came to picking one of five Canadian cities to an- Vimy Ridge during the First World War, in which Canadian troops played a signounce the introduction of the country’s nificant role. new polymer $20 note. Vimy Ridge was taken by Canadian After introducing new polymer $100 soldiers in 1917 at a cost of 3,600 lives and $50 bills in Vancouver and Victoria respectively last winter and in the spring, and 7,000 wounded, Lt.-Col. Nigel Whittaker, commandthe bank chose Kelowna to unveil the er of the Kelonwa-based B.C. Dragoons, new version of the country’s most popuspoke at the introduclar bank note Wedtion of the $20 note nesday. during Wednesday’s The announcenews conference at ment was made the Brig. Angle Arsimultaneously with moury in Kelowna. similar announceHe called the Batments in Calgary, Ottle of Vimy Ridge a tawa, Montreal and on pivotal moment in Prince Edward Island, Canadian history. said Bank of Canada And he said he officials. was pleased to see The new $20 bill, the sacrifice of Canthe latest to be remade adians in uniform using polymer, a recognized on the smooth, durable film, country’s money features the same “It’s wonderful high-tech security feathat men and women tures included on the of Canada’s mil$50 and $100 notes. itary are being recThey include ognized,” said Whitmetallic holographic DOUG FARROW/CONTRIBUTOR taker. portraits of the Queen SHOWCASING the new $20 “It’s fitting that and the Peace TowCanadian bill are Lt.-Col. Nigel they are being reer in Ottawa, a large membered on bank clear window, special Whittaker and Isabelle Jacques, notes of a country numbering and bora senior analyst with the Bank of that strives to be a ders, raised ink secCanada. force for good in the tions and a frosted world.” maple leaf window. Trevor Frers, the Bank of Canada’s All the features are visible on both senior regional representative for currensides of the bill. cy in B.C. and the Yukon, said the new While the bill remains predominantpolymer bills will last more than 2 1/2 ly green in colour, it also features an uptimes longer than existing paper bills. dated portrait of the Queen on the front. The back, however features a picture of the Canadian National Vimy MeSee Money A7


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