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WEST KELOWNA Warriors will have a first-round BCHL playoff date with the Merritt Centennials.

COLUMNIST Robert Smithson says the debate over the benefits of staff working at home for the employer even hit him in his law practice.

INTERIOR HEALTH says provincial programs for seniors with health issues will be expanded this year.

ALISTAIR WATERS says the bad news just keeps piling up for the B.C. Liberals as a new election campaign beckons.

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FINAL CHECK… Christen Issler checks out his entry in the annual Okanagan College Spaghetti Bridge Building contest before it is put to the test to see how much weight it can sustain before shattering. For the results of this year’s event, see A8. BARRY GERDING/CAPITAL NEWS

▼ B.C. SPECIAL OLYMPIANS

Bus crash didn’t deter athletes from competing Wade Paterson STAFF REPORTER

A horrific traffic collision wasn’t enough to stop Special Olympics B.C. athletes from competing in West Kelowna last weekend. A charter bus carrying 22 athletes, coaches and staff collided with a car

Friday around 3:30 p.m. near Cache Creek. Ashcroft RCMP, fire rescue and paramedics arrived at the scene to find the driver of the car dead and passengers aboard the bus suffering from minor injuries. The Special Olympians were headed to the inaugural SOBC Snow

Sports Festival, being held at Crystal Mountain Resort and Telemark Nordic Club in West Kelowna March 2 and 3. The bus departed from Prince George earlier Friday and picked up athletes and coaches from various communities along the way. Dan Howe, president

and CEO of SOBC, said all athletes, coaches and staff were taken to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops to be checked out. “They all went in to be checked over, just as a precaution,” said Howe. “There were some minor scrapes and cuts. We understand there was one fractured hand and

maybe one fractured finger.” After all of the bus passengers were released from hospital, the coaches had a tough decision to make, said Howe. “We gave the decision to the coaches of the athletes as to whether or not they would like to continue on or return home.

“They all made the decision they’d like to continue on—they (came to) Kelowna for the festival.” A coach from Prince George, who didn’t want to be named, told Capital News about his experience Friday.

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The federal government’s appeal of a landmark B.C. Supreme Court ruling, one that gave a West Kelowna woman suffering from ALS the legal right to an assisted suicide, was scheduled to start Monday in Vancouver. But the court proceedings were short because the government requested, and received, a two-week adjournment after one of its lawyers fell ill. The June, 2012 court ruling, which said banning doctor-assisted suicide in Canada was unconstitutional, was suspended for one year to give the federal government time to draft new legislation. But it also gave West Kelowna’s Gloria Taylor, one of the plaintiffs in the ban challenge, a special and immediate exemption so she could seek a physician-assisted suicide during the period the ruling was suspended. The federal government announced a short time later it would appeal the ruling.


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Notice is given that City Council will hold a public hearing on: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 6pm Kelowna city Hall, 1435 Water Street council chambers Council will hear representations from the public who deem an interest in the properties affected by proposed amendments to Zoning Bylaw 8000 for:

Text amendment - Zoning bylaw no. 8000 Bylaw No. 10804 (TA12-0012)

The City of Kelowna is proposing to update the Zoning Bylaw by removing all references to housing agreements, and updating the definitions, parking, loading requirement, and development regulations for “care centres”.

Portions of Lot 1, Sections 12 and 13, Township 26, and Sections 7 and 18, Township 27, ODYD, Plan KAP71697, Except Plans KAP84278, KAP86315, KAP86363 and KAP88598 Bylaw No. 10806 (OCP12-0009) See Map “A” Bylaw No. 10807 (Z12-0055) See Map “B” The applicant is proposing to amend the Official Community Plan and rezone a portion of the subject property to facilitate the Kirschner Mountain development. Official community Plan amendment: To change the Future Land Use designations as follows:

any submissions received after 4pm on Monday, March 11, 2013 will not be accepted.

Correspondence, petitions and e-mails relating to this application must include your name and civic address. Petitions should be signed by each individual and show the address and/ or legal description of the property he or she believes would be affected by the proposal. Correspondence and petitions received between February 26, 2013 and 4pm on Monday, March 11, 2013 shall be copied and circulated to City Council for consideration at the public hearing.

The public may review copies of the proposed bylaws, Council reports and related materials online at kelowna.ca/council or at the Office of the City Clerk at City Hall from 8am-4pm, Monday to Friday, as of February 26, 2013 and up to and including March 12, 2013.

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no representation will be received by council after the conclusion of the public hearing.

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Proposed Text amendment: To update the Zoning Bylaw by removing all references to housing agreements, and updating the definitions, parking, loading requirement, and development regulations for “care centres”. applicant: City of Kelowna

The applicant is proposing to rezone the subject property in order to accommodate the proposed 68 unit purpose built rental townhouse development and requesting consideration of a Text Amendment to the RM3 zone to increase the base density to 0.75 and to provide an additional 0.1 density bonus for projects located within Urban Centres.

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▼ DRUG DEALING CONVICTION

Judge gives cop’s daughter jail term Alistair Waters ASSISTANT EDITOR

The daughter of Kelowna’s top cop has been sent to jail for seven months for her role in a “dial-a-dope” drug trafficking operation. Lisa McKinnon, 23, daughter of Kelowna RCMP Supt. Bill McKinnon, was sentenced Friday morning in Kelowna after pleading guilty to three charges—one count of trafficking a controlled substance (heroin) and two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking (heroin and cocaine). Judge Vince Hogan sided with the Crown prosecutor in sending McKinnon to jail rather than giving her the conditional sentence that McKinnon’s lawyer, Chandra Corriveau asked for. But while the Crown attorney wanted McKinnon jailed for a year, Hogan said he was giving her credit for pleading guilty and for voluntarily seeking help from a Lower Mainland drug counselling and rehabilitation program. He knocked five months off the Crown’s request for a year in jail. But in sentencing McKinnon to jail rather than a conditional sentence in the community, Hogan said a message needed to be sent that so called “dial-a-dope” operations will not to be tolerated in the community. “You’re peddling your poison and your addiction

to other members of the community,” Hogan told McKinnon, who wiped tears from her eyes as she was sentenced. “It’s extremely destructive.” When she was asked if she had anything to say, McKinnon rose and in a soft, breaking voice apologized for her actions. “I’m sorry for all the drama I’ve caused my family,” she said, adding she plans to go back to school and “get on with my life” after her sentence. McKinnon’s father was not in court but her mother, who is also a Kelowna RCMP officer, was present. She did not speak to the media after her daughter was led out of the courthouse by the sheriff to start serving her sentence. Lisa McKinnon was arrested Feb. 28, 2011 after police watched what they said was a drug transaction between her and another woman in the parking lot of the Mission Park Mall. Acting on information police said they received, officers moved in after watching McKinnon in the days preceding the Mission Park Mall drug deal. According to the Crown, McKinnon said “I’m busted” as police approached her in the parking lot as she sat in a green minivan. They recovered a “flap” of cocaine (about one-tenth of a gram) from the woman and the $20

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LISA MCKINNON (left) enters the Kelowna courthouse last Friday morning

with her lawyer just before pleading guilty to three drug trafficking charges and being sentenced to seven months in jail. bill they believe she used to pay for it in the minivan McKinnon was driving. The officers also found two cell phones in McKinnon’s possession at the time of her arrest, a day timer journal full of drug transaction information known as “score” sheets and two plastic bags with small amounts of heroin and cocaine in them. The court was told the drugs had a street value of about $675. Following her arrest, the court was told, the phones rang several times with police answering four times. Each time,

it was a different person looking to buy drugs. Despite that, the defence and prosecution lawyers as well as the judge, agreed McKinnon was “simply a low level trafficker.” “In these cases the people who take the biggest risks have the least to gain,” said Hogan, who told McKinnon while she may think her life is over because he was sending her to jail, it isn’t. He said he did not believe she would go back to drug trafficking after she completed her sentence and the probationary period she will be on after she

gets out. He also said he did not believe she was a danger to the public. “I want you to work on yourself and be a success,” Hogan told McKinnon. To help that he also banned her from being around other people who deal in or take, drugs. “You have the support of family here and that is pretty unusual in these kinds of cases,” said the judge noting the presence of McKinnon’s mother at the back of the court gallery. awaters@kelownacapnews.com

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The Regional District of Central Okanagan has found their man on Vancouver Island. The RDCO has hired a top regional government bureaucrat from the Comox Valley to lead its operations here in the Central Okanagan. The RDCO board has appointment Brian Reardon as its new chief administrative officer. Reardon will join the regional district April 15. He has spent the past five years as administrative leader of the Strathcona Regional District. “Mr. Reardon is very familiar with the Okanagan and has excellent leadership credentials,” said RDCO board chairman Robert Hobson.

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OC staff among those in Bad accident wouldn’t cancel event ratified three-year deal ▼ SPECIAL OLYMPIANS

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Speaking slowly with his eyes squinted behind his sunglasses, he said he was sitting near the front of the bus as he witnessed the “horrifying” collision. He and a few others got out to help the driver of the car but there was little that could be done. Flames engulfed the vehicle and the driver was “basically cremated.” The coaches on the bus did their best to protect the athletes from the dreadful sight, he said, but some were still talking about the incident Saturday morning before their events. He credited the “amazing” effort by police, firefighters, paramedics and witnesses who did what they could to help out. The decision to compete in West Kelowna Sat-

urday and Sunday wasn’t an easy one, he added, but many of the athletes were determined to move on and do their best. Linda McIntosh, head marshal of the cross-country ski races, said Saturday that willingness to compete illustrates the determination of the athletes. “They’re no different than any other athletes in the fact they want to go to competitions, they know what it takes and they work hard toward that goal,” said McIntosh. The identity of the driver who died in the collision had not been released at deadline. Witness accounts and preliminary scene examination indicate the car was travelling in the wrong lane. The festival hosted about 145 SOBC and 100 Special Olympics Alberta athletes and coaches.

Union support staff at Okanagan College are among those employed at three B.C. post-secondary institutions to reach a four-year contract with the Post-Secondary Employers’ Association. The deal calls for zero per cent wage increases for the first two years, and four staged increases of one per cent over the third and fourth years, funded from savings found within existing budgets. Almost 75 per cent of the unionized people working in B.C.’s public sector now have tentative or ratified agreements. Following local ratification by union members and college boards, the PSEA board provided the final sign-off on the agreements between BCGEU support staff and BCIT, Okanagan College and at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Workers at the three campuses are members of BCGEU Local 703. These agreements cover about 2,000 WADE PATERSON/CAPITAL NEWS

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stretch of the 2.5 km cross-country ski race at last weekend’s Special Olympics BC Snow Sports Festival at Telemark Nordic Club in West Kelowna.

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Mayor says advertising mandate for city is outdated

Alistair Waters sASSISTANT EDITOR The prospect of the city producing what Key slowna’s mayor predicts will be the biggest and -“most boring” advertiserment ever, has prompt-ed him to suggest municipalities in B.C. lobby the -province to change a re,quirement in municipal elaw that makes it mandatory for cities and towns to sadvise their business in local newspapers. r Walter Gray said in the Internet age, municipal-ities should not be forced to run advertisements esuch as an upcoming -eight-page ad listing hundreds of statutory rightsof-way it plans to transfer to FortisBC as part of its deal to sell the assets of its electric utility to the company. Council was told about the plan for the ad Monday. It will run over eight pages in the Capital News and will be the biggest advertisement the city has ever run, said general manager of commun-

Walter Gray ity services John Vos. Vos told council that under the Community Charter, the provincial law that governs how municipalities operate, there is a requirement to advertise when city land is being sold or transferred. The advertisement will consist of pages of rights-of-way addresses. That prompted Gray to question why such a requirement still exists. “It’s about time we saved some trees,” said the mayor. “This is the epitome of stupidity.” He wants the city, through the Union of B.C. Municipalities, to lobby Victoria to allow such ad-

vertising to be done solely on the city’s website. The transfer of the rights-of-way, as well as two small pieces of property where electric utility equipment is located, is part of the city’s deal with Fortis. The deal is expected to be complete by the end of the month and will give the city $55 million that it intends to then re-invest in Fortis, making it a shareholder in the company rather than the operator of an electric utility. The company will get the utilities assets and run the utility in return. The reason for the deal, from the city’s point of view, is because its studies show it will have to invest millions over the next 20 years to upgrade its existing electric utility infrastructure. So, instead, it plans to invest the funds it receives in Fortis in order to make money for taxpayers. The deal was approved after an insufficient number of residents signed petitions opposing

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▼ SWINGING WITHTHE STARS

Hospice fundraiser nets $226,000 as dancers strut before a sold-out crowd Records were broken once again as the Central Okanagan Hospice Association raised more than $226,000 at the 5th annual Swinging with Stars. Close to three quarters of a million dollars has been garnered for the organization since the event’s inception five years ago. Saturday night’s Swinging with the Stars fundraiser saw local celebrities cha-cha, merengue, jive, tango, bachata, and disco for bereavement and palliative care with the help of local professional dance instructors. Swinging with the Stars event coordinator Jan Woolsey said this year’s event raised more money than they had projected. “I am still in awe of our final numbers. It is just fantastic. We could not have done it without the amazing support of our local celebrities and the dance community,”

Woolsey said. “They raised the bar once again this year. Our performers sign on with a goal to not only learn and perform a dance routine but also to raise funds with a campaign team in support of COHA. “The creativity of fundraisers and support the 2013’s dancers gave each other this year was rewarding for all.” This year, the most pledges raised trophy was awarded to Coldwell Banker’s Jane Hoffman and her campaign team of Carole Coleman and Lora Proskiw. All six dancers raised a total of $96,000 in pledges. The winner of the audience choice trophy was presented to well known community fundraiser, Lane Shupe and her professional dance partner Samuel Galvez, from Mi Salsa. Shupe and Galvez performed a sultry bachata for the sold-out crowd.

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tive director of the Central Okanagan Hospice Association. “We thank everyone for making this year’s event the best ever.” The event is based on the popular TV show Dancing with the Stars. Other celebrities dancing this year included motivational speaker Chantelle Adams of Foundations for Success, partnered with Barry Wilson and coached by Sharon Delparte from White Tie and Tails Dance Productions; Delta Grand Okanagan Resort general manager Daniel Bibby and his wife Christy, a teacher at Belgo Elementary School, coached by Carley Bailey from Canadian School of Ballet; employee benefits consultant Lyle Isenor of Encompass

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College transit exchange improvement plan outlined The City of Kellwona and its design consultant, Stantec Consulting, will host an open house on Wednesday at Okanagan College. This is the second open house to gain public input into design plans for transit improvements at Okanagan College and associated improvements on KLO Road.  At this open house, Stantec will provide results from our transporta-

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Do the math and you’ll realize the deadline is looming for the Okanagan’s mathematically-inclined Grade 8 to 12 students (including those being home schooled) to register for the preliminary round of the 2013 edition of the British Columbia Secondary School Mathematics Contest for the region.   The preliminary round takes place on Wednesday April 3. Many schools have already registered. Check to see if your school has. The deadline for schools to register is Friday, March 8. Co-sponsored by Okanagan College and UBC Okanagan, the contest was created in 1990 to promote an interest in mathematics at the junior and senior secondary school level in the Okanagan Region. Today, 10 identical regional math competitions occur each spring through the BCSSMC. The contest is divided into two categories: juniors (Grade 8 to10) and seniors (Grade 11 to 12). A standardized set of questions for each category, prepared by a province-wide committee of college and university mathematicians, will be administered to students at their school by participating teachers. Sponsor teachers will grade the contest papers with the help of an answer key provided by the BCSSMC committee. The top three to six finishers from each school will be invited to attend the final round of the competition on Friday, May 3, at the Kelowna campus of Okanagan College. Finalists will compete for top honours, cash prizes, and, for the top senior, a cash prize of $200 and a one-semester tuition scholarship to either Okanagan College or UBCO, to a maximum value of $3,000.  For more information about the contest, contact organizer Clint Lee at clee@okanagan.bc.ca. Copies of the contests from the last several years, with solutions, are available on the British Columbia Secondary School Mathematics Contest website, people.okanagan.bc.ca/ clee/bcssmc/.

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Kelowna woman missing The family of a 51-year-old Kelowna woman who has been missing for a month is asking for the public’s assistance to find her. Police have put out a provincewide bulletin for Lori Grosso, who went missing Jan. 31. Monitoring her credit card activity has put her in Revelstoke during part of that time but police have been unable to find her. Grosso suffers from a bi-polar mental health disorder, which may be the cause of why she disappeared so suddenly.

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classical music Monday as the regular weekly meeting started. Four members of the Okanagan Symphony played as part of the OSO’s annual report to council. The symphony, which says it is now debt-free and on pace to play to a record 18,000 paying customers this year; received $55,000 last week from the city; an increase in its annual grant of $5,000 compared with 2012. While 40 per cent of its revenue is generated by ticket sales, the OSO also receives an annual grant of $10,000 from Penticton and $9,000 from the North Okanagan Regional District.

She was last seen driving a dark green 1988 Olds Brougham. If anyone has seen Grosso, they are asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP .

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cause of the court’s earlier ruling. Other terminally-ill Canadians deserve the same treatment, she added. She called it “cruel” of the government to try and take that decision away from people who are suffering from terminal illnesses and want to end their lives, like her daughter did, with dignity. “To the day (Gloria) died, she believed in the right to die,” said Fomenoff. “And so do we.”

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Bringing a blossom to fruit trees Bucatini pasta paces heavyweight class Helen Lang CONTRIBUTOR

Everyone knows how important bees are in the garden for the part they play in pollination. No bees, no pollination, then no fruit. Last spring was typical. At harvest time, our apples trees were almost bare. The pear tree had one pear on it and the Italian prune plum had a fraction of its normal crop. I had been loudly lamenting this situation when Tom Williams introduced me to the orchard mason bee, which he fondly refers to as “the blue orchard” bee. Likely, we’ve all seen these amazing little creatures busily visiting flowers in our gardens, but because they are small and seem insignificant, they get paid very little attention. This is a big mistake because these incredible small wasps pollinate 95 per cent of blossoms visited, whereas honey bees average five per cent. This has to do with the manner each species uses to collect nectar and pollen. If you grow any fruit trees, it is important to attract these valuable small beasties to work their magic in your garden. To do this, you need to provide nest boxes because these bees are driven by one need only—

to perpetuate their kind. The fact they are also marvelous pollinators doesn’t interest them one scrap. In the wild, orchard mason bees lay their eggs one at a time, each separated from the next by a mud wall and all concealed in a tubular hole 5/16 of an inch (seven millimetres) in diameter. The hole may be one excavated by a woodpecker in a tree trunk, an empty wormhole in wood, a hole in stucco or even the gap between wooden shingles. I even found cells in an abandoned earwig trap. To attract these pollinators to your garden, hang bee boxes fairly close to your fruit trees. Attach them to a building rather than a branch since a nest box swaying in the wind will distract egg-laying bees. In his fascinating book, The Orchard Mason Bee, author Brian Griffin provides detailed nest box building plans. You need a 4X4 inch block of untreated wood (fir, pine or hemlock) about six to eight inches long. Using the “brad point” drill, makes holes 3 3/4 inches deep on one side. There will probably be room for about 30 tunnels. One should be drilled in the back so your block may be hung against a protected wall that gets morning sun.

The name “Mason” is explained by another necessity—a source of damp earth. Bees use this to construct the mud walls between each egg and to provide a thick mud plug at the hole entrance to seal it and discourage predators. If the weather is dry, you’ll need a small pile of earth close to the nest, dampened for the bees’ use. It is suggested that filled nesting blocks be left in place until October, when they should be very gently lifted down and stored in a dry area such as a garage. Always store bee boxes upright. When spring weather reaches 10 C for several consecutive days, flowers burst into blossom and you may bring out your bee boxes and expect the blue masons to appear— but not until their time clocks ring their personal alarms. Each female lays about 35 eggs during her short life span, and all orchard mason bees will have completed their life’s work and (sadly) be dead by the beginning of June. One final blessing is that these little gems don’t sting unless trapped under clothing. And if they should react in panic, the sting is equivalent to that of a mosquito bite. Mason bees are not yet commercially available in Canada, but if you build the boxes, they will come.

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The winners of the 30th anniversary Okanagan College Spaghetti Bridge Contest turned to Rome and its famous bucatini pasta to build the winning heavyweight structure at the 30th anniversary Okanagan College Spaghetti Bridge competition. “Bucatini has four times the strength of regular spaghetti,” said second year Civil Engineering Technology student Shawn Bliss, from Armstrong, who headed up design on the five-member Okanagan College team along with Aaron Watson, Cody Pointner, Erik Fountain and Glenn Watson. The team took the top prize Friday afternoon at the Kelowna campus of Okanagan College when their 996.24 gram bridge withstood a load of 195.99 kg (432 pounds) before it shattered in front of a packed house of elementary, secondary and post-secondary students. Bliss and his team broke with convention, but not the rules. They halved the typical number of spokes down to 62, relying on the pasta’s thickness to sustain the tension. “We spent 60 hours on it, maybe more, and pulled a couple of all nighters,” he said. Jason Jung, manager of member and pro-

gram development with Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of B.C., spent the day watching the event, including the winning team’s performance. “It was unbelievable,” he said. “What the winner did was use the same material, but configured it in a different way to handle the stress. That’s pretty impressive, and the fact that its Okanagan College students and civil engineering technology students is something to be proud of.” Coming in second place was the team of Christien Issler whose 987.91 gram bridge held 162.48 kg. Third place went to the team led by Dean Ogren, who entered with a bridge weighing 858.81 grams, and withstood 149.75 kg before shattering. The day-long event saw students of all ages playing with dried pasta, using up glue sticks, and putting together structures of all kinds. In the post-secondary competition teams are challenged to build bridges that can hold a two-kilogram weight for five minutes without failing. The lightest bridge to meet the challenge wins. In the post-secondary team competition, the winners were: 1st—Jason Lotos-

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ki from Okanagan College (bridge weighed 64.9 grams) 2nd—Deryck Irmen from Okanagan College (bridge weight 69.5 grams) 3rd—Carson Todd from Okanagan College (bridge weighed 143.5 grams). In the secondary competition, where students are challenged to build a bridge that will hold one kilogram of weight for five minutes without failing, the lightest bridge to meet the challenge wins. Top secondary students were: 1st—James Dessert from Charles Bloom Secondary, Lumby (bridge weighed 157.6 grams) 2nd—Johnathan Halbgwachs from Charles Bloom Secondary, Lumby (bridge weighed 160.8 grams) 3rd—Christien Issler from Charles Bloom Secondary, Lumby (bridge weighed 180.3 grams) 4th—Alex Lee from KLO Middle School, Kelowna (bridge weighed 195.4 grams) 5th—Eric Hong from KLO Middle School, Kelowna (bridge weighed 200 grams) In the secondary team competition, winners were: 1st—Devin Reinholz from KLO Middle (bridge weighed 66.3 grams) 2nd—McIvor Brodie from Kings Christian School, in Salmon Arm (bridge weighed 84.6 grams 3rd—Dylan Hare from Kelowna Secondary (bridge weighed 89.2 grams) The world record for the Okanagan College Spaghetti Bridge Contest was set in 2006 by two Hungarian students Norbert Pozsonyi and Aliz Totivan from Szechenyi Istvan University of Gyor whose bridge held a staggering 443.58 kilograms. The bridge competition title sponsor was Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of B.C. Other sponsors were Arthon, CTQ, PCL, Eastside Mario’s, Multi-Power Products Ltd., AECOM, Okanagan Precision Machine Ltd., MMM Group, Interior Testing Services Ltd., Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C., and Okanagan College Student Union.


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Paul Latimer With the help of funding from the National Institutes of Health, researchers at several centres in the U.S. are working to map the many connections in the human brain. This five-year,

$40-million project is using high resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to scan more than 1,200 brains and develop a working map of the entire human neural wiring system. Once a scan is taken, specialized software creates 3-D images with colour coding to show the direction of axons creating a stunning view of the major connections in the brain. Not only is the result quite visually beautiful, but the hope is that by creating this map of brain

wiring, we can learn more about how connections in the brain work to make us who we are. We do not currently have a way of imaging the brain to get a really detailed idea of what is happening in mental illness. With a better understanding, we could potentially use imaging as a diagnostic as well as preventive tool in illnesses affecting the brain—just as already happens with other major organs. Just as each person is unique, every brain will

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present differences in its wiring. Researchers believe this project will show how the connections in the brain change after experiences. The first batch of images gathered in the Human Connectome Project have already been posted on their website and they are well worth a look.

Check them out at www. humanconnectomeproject.org. Although not part of the Connectome Project, there are several Canadian centres also working on similar projects and the knowledge in this field is quickly advancing. It is exciting to watch our understanding of the human brain expand and

I look forward to seeing progress as it is made. It will undoubtedly bring improvements and added dimensions to our ability to help people experiencing mental illness. Paul Latimer is a psychiatrist and president of Okanagan Clinical Trials. 250-862-8141 dr@okanaganclinicaltrials.com

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James Kaufman cause of thoracic outlet syndrome cannot be determined. Treatment for the syndrome usually involves a combination of exercises, relaxation and medications. Physiotherapy is used to open the thoracic outlet, improve range of motion and posture and strengthen the shoulder muscles. Relaxation techniques may help to reduce tension in the shoulders and maintain posture. Medications such as muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatories and pain medications may be prescribed for pain relief. In severe cases where the syndrome does not improve, surgery may be recommended. Acupuncture is also an option worth considering for thoracic outlet syndrome. It is a well-known therapy for pain relief and for musculo-skeletal conditions. Chinese medicine does not use the term thoracic outlet syndrome, diagnosis instead depends on the specific symptoms that an individual is presenting. Typically, the syndrome will be categorized as an injury to the tendon, a bi-syndrome (pain caused by a blockage in one of the body’s meridians and a lack of circu-

lation of qi-energy and blood to the area), or a wei-syndrome (weakening and evening atrophying of a muscle due to a lack of proper nutrients or blood and qi-energy circulation). Depending on the type, the specific symptoms will vary but may include pain, numbness and heaviness of the muscles, tendons or joints, tendon or joint swelling, limitation of movement and weakness in the limbs. Acupuncture can help with thoracic outlet syndrome in a number of ways. Acupuncture of course offers very effective pain relief and it can also reduce inflammation and relax tight muscles or tendons to relieve pressure to the nerve or tendon. Treatment also helps to remove blockages and increase blood circulation and energy, so that the area can receive adequate nourishment to function properly and to heal. Acupuncture can also resolve any imbalances

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ow much should history matter in the provincial election May 14? It seems it depends on which slice of history you want to bring forward. NDP leader Adrian Dix says he doesn’t want his campaign or that of his party to get personal and he has taken swipes at the B.C. Liberals for their attack ads. It’s about moving forward for all British Columbians and…(insert standard political verbiage here). Clearly, Dix wants to dis-

tance himself from one of the issues raised in the Liberal ads. As most astute electors know, Dix resigned as former premier Glen Clark’s chief of staff after it was revealed he back-dated a memo, which became a serious issue during an RCMP investigation related to the awarding of casino licences. That’s a big-time trust issue, and we suggest it’s fair game to raise it in a campaign where the back-dater wants to become premier of the province. If that’s just dredging up his-

tory and irrelevant today, like so many NDP supporters would have you believe, then one would think the NDP would follow that mantra and leave history alone when criticising the Liberals. Not so much. The B.C. Liberals have no credibility when it comes to pre-election budgets because of the erroneous, misleading one they produced before the last election in 2009, NDP candidates were saying after the budget release last week. So, let’s not drag up Dix’s

history in the premier’s office but a budget from four years ago is fair game? Both the Dix malfeasance and the so-called fudge-it Liberal budget are relevant to this election. One could argue the Dix issue is even more relevant— we’re talking about the same person, and the people involved in the fudge-it budget from 2009 are mostly long gone. If you are trying to take the high road, Adrian Dix, it might be good to give your team members a map.

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he wheels of two years later, CITY Nearly government the will of the people CONFIDENTIAL is finally coming grind slowly. Never has that been around to be done. clearer than with the Contrast that with case of returning the the eight months it Provincial Sales Tax took the provincial and federal Goods and Alistair government to go Services Tax to B.C. Waters from not having the and scrapping the wideHST on its radar, as ly despised Harmonit said at the time, to ized Sales Tax. introducing legislation for it in March British Columbians voted to dump 2010. the controversial HST and return to A lot has happened in B.C. since the PST and GST in the first successthe HST came about. The biggest in ful ballot under the province’s referterms of the government—apart from endum law way back in July 2011. the vote to dump it—is that it’s widely

seen as what cost former B.C. Liberal premier Gordon Campbell his job. But don’t worry too much about him, he had a soft landing as he was named Canada’s High Commissioner to the UK. Campbell quit in B.C. just as the anti-HST forces were gathering steam and it was clear the government was fighting a losing battle for the hearts and minds of taxpaying British Columbians. So he left the job of saving the HST to his successor Christie Clark and the man who spearheaded the new tax, former finance minister Colin Hansen. Clark failed and Hansen lost his

job as finance minister. Oh, and he also announced he was quitting politics. On April 1, the tax formerly known as the PST, along with its federal buddy the GST, will return. But the question remains: Why has it taken so long? The government says it takes a while to change a tax regime. That’s true. But there was a fully functioning tax regime in place—actually two because the GST was a separate tax— back in 2010 when the HST came in. And that was done in just eight months. Of course, for the B.C. Liberals,

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Armed citizens use ‘good judgement’ before firing To the editor: In the words of former President Ronald Reagan: “There you go again.” In your Feb. 26 Our View editorial, you write a commentary on the RCMP investigation of the gang-related shooting at the Delta Grand. Giving credit is good. These are difficult cases to bring to prosecution, although early on it was not too hard to figure out the groups involved—just follow the bullets in the aftermath. However, your words: “If we lived in the U.S., the NRA folks would say wouldn’t it have been better to have people armed and ready to confront the gangsters at the moment of shooting?”

On your part, this is idle speculation not based upon fact. It is your perception about an organization, and a country, that you know little about. I’m quite sure you made no effort to contact the NRA to gain knowledge that would substantiate your assumptions. Our Second Amendment rights in the USA are very dear to many of us, whether you or anyone else agrees. Most states have concealed weapons permit laws which support these rights. These laws require background checks and comprehensive training. Many holders of permits pursue additional training and practise regularly. All law

enforcement officers with whom I am personally acquainted support these laws. US citizens have another important related right. This is the right to choose. We can choose whether or not to own a firearm, to carry a firearm, to take action, or not, if the situation warrants action. If I were at the Delta Grand at the time of the shooting, and was armed (which I would not have been because I respect the law of this land), I can say with fair certainty that I would have concentrated on being a very good witness. Nothing more. Since I am an NRA member, you are probably amazed that I wouldn’t

recommend shooting at the bad guy. Carrying a firearm for defensive purposes requires sound judgment. Tactically, an armed citizen engaging this shooter would have been a bad decision for these reasons: 1. The shooter had superiority in terms of a much more deadly and accurate weapon than a handgun 2. There were too many innocent bystanders in the area to risk yet more rounds being fired 3. Obviously the shooter had specific targets, and he may well have had additional armed accomplices increasing the dangers of engagement.

One of the National Rifle Association’s magazines, American Rifleman, carries a page each month titled The Armed Citizen. This reports situations where a firearm was used legally, with good judgment, for self-defense. Sometimes shots were fired, and sometimes this was not necessary. In the interests of responsible journalism, it would be well for you to learn more about an organization you so freely criticize. In fact, I’ll drop off a couple back issues of American Rifleman for you to peruse. Bob Sherman, Kelowna

In defence of David Suzuki after Fletcher column To the editor: Re: Tom Fletcher’s poisonous and ugly slander of one of our most valued and respected scientists and environmental-

ists, David Suzuki, I feel his vitriolic column is a discredit to your newspaper. All his disparaging phrases could be used to

describe himself: “bully pulpit,” “sucker punches,” “flagrant disregard for the rules of science,” “angry curmudgeon lashing out at his enemies,”

“scud missile of misinformation,” etc. Our world and especially our province is richer for the presence of David Suzuki and his

longtime commitment to trying to reverse damage, inform the public and heal our planet. Lyn Arnison, Kelowna

Mayor’s example of bike lanes for how great is his city, contradicted by evidence and plans To the editor: As Mayor Gray indignantly accuses that Province reporter of “lazy” reporting, throwing out that old saw about Kelowna having more kilometres of bike path per capita than any other city in Canada, I have to ask myself if that is the same source that reports that ‘Car Town’ also has the highest number of cars per household (2.9) in the country. Those bike paths are an unconnected, “disjointed patchwork,” illustrative of poor planning, and not conducive to getting people out of their cars. The strictly recrea-

tional and expensive Rails with Trails/Cawston Avenue multi-purpose pathway exemplifies this. The former goes nowhere and the latter has stop signs or lights at every corner. Most importantly, you can’t get to it. The Ethel Street bike path abruptly ends in humongous pot holes at Leon and on Gordon Drive the bike paths end north of Springfield where, instead, the city took out the boulevards to squeeze in another lane of traffic for cars. North Richter dangerously allows parking right beside the bike lanes and south Richter cyc-

lists are warned that their lane ends: Twice because of poles in the middle of the lane and to “Share the road.” Cars rule. (Pedestrians and scooters fare no better. Again, on north Gordon, there are hydro poles in the middle of the already narrow sidewalk on one side and light standards on the other. Bordering the sidewalk on one side, there is no boulevard, hence no buffer, and on the other residential fences. There is nowhere to go. And in the winter, the city ploughs the snow right up to, and over, the sidewalks, obstructing

Why not convert sidewalks for bike riding all over city? To the editor: Most streets in Kelowna include sidewalks on either side of the street. Do we need to use both sidewalks for walking? How about using one side for bikes? When I suggested that to city hall over a year ago the reply was that Kelow-

na had increased the number of bike paths for bicycles and that the law does not allow for bike riding on sidewalks. So—change the law. Bikes are allowed along the Abbott Street walkway which was made wider to include bikes. Take one side of any

city street that has two sidewalks and call one of them a bike-walk or whatever. I bet the number of people riding to work or simply for enjoyment will increase tremendously. Why not try it? Linda Garner, Kelowna

them further. Cars rule.) Meanwhile, last week, the media featured two related stories. In the first, in his “annual state of the city address” (gimme a break) to the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce, the mayor talks with pride of visions to extend Highway 33 to the Clement Avenue connector, and by 2025 across Okanagan Lake; of transportation improvements in Rutland; of a new $15-million parkade downtown; and a $4-million extension to the library parkade. He cites the city’s traffic projections showing a second

bridge “needed by 2025.” Build it and they will come. There will never be enough lanes, roads, bridges and parking for Car Town. The second story has Mayor Gray picking up a Federation of Canadian Municipalities Sustainable (God, I hate that word) Community Award for the city’s plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, with more than half the planned actions aimed at reducing transportation emissions. Sounds contradictory to me. Lynda Zorn, Kelowna

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Health care for seniors enhanced Patients with chronic disease, frail seniors, and those with mental illness and substance abuse issues will benefit from new or expanded provincial programs. “We’re continuing the shift to community-based programs,” said Steve Thomson, MLA Kelowna-Mission. “The shift is to improve the patient and client experience while at the same time managing health-care costs.” The initiatives are part of a provincial investment of up to $50 million in projects to strengthen primary and community care throughout B.C. The three areas targeted in Kelowna include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which is a chronic condition that obstructs air flow in a person’s lungs, the health needs of seniors, and mental health and substance use. Kelowna is one of eight communities within Interior Health to receive funding. Communities were selected based on a number of fac-

tors, including the prevalence of related conditions and the demand for additional community-based supports. “The new projects are great examples of integration in health care at work,” said Norman Embree, Interior Health board chairman. “These are targeted approaches to very specific populations, and we are excited to be working with local physicians and our staff in these key areas.” Interior Health will direct $2.2 million to a program called BreatheWell. In Kelowna, Interior Health has hired two respiratory therapists to work with COPD patients in the community, to manage symptoms and help avoid unnecessary hospital visits. There will also be a role for expanded rehabilitation efforts and education. COPD is one of the leading causes of death in Canada and rates continue to increase. Statistics show within Interior Health the percentage of patients with COPD has

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Kelowna campus adds another new building Students and their professors have a strikingly beautiful, highly functional and energy-efficient new building in which to study and conduct research at the University of British Columbia Okanagan campus. Officially opened last Friday, the multi-purpose Arts and Sciences Centre houses classrooms, research and teaching labs, offices, student commons, and two large lecture theatres. UBC president Stephen Toope called the $41.4-million Arts and Sciences Centre a place of discovery. “Scholars will be able to innovate and collaborate with their peers around the world within the facilities of this new Arts and Sciences Centre,” said Toope. “It will enable UBC’s best academic minds to integrate their knowledge and wisdom with state-ofthe-art technology to deliver exceptional learning experiences, ensuring our students get the best education available.” Cynthia Mathieson, dean of the Irving K. Bar-

ber School of Arts and Sciences, told those gathered for the opening ceremony that her faculty is fortunate to share space in the Arts and Sciences Centre with graduate students from across many disciplines and students and professors from the faculty of health and social development. “Collaboration— that’s the keyword for today,” said Mathieson. “We are in a space that not only drives collaborative research and inquiry, it is the product of collaboration between UBC and the government of British Columbia.” “We are proud to have invested over $27 million for the Arts and Sciences Centre,” added John Yap, B.C.’s Minister of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology. The 7,800-square-metre (84,000 square feet), four-storey structure was designed by Vancouver-based Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd. in partnership with HMA Architects of Kelowna, with construction managed by Stuart Olson Dominion

Construction. The Arts and Sciences Centre provides a dramatic increase in space for the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, and the health and social development faculty. In 2011, the Arts and Sciences Centre received the distinction of five Green Globes—an award given only to select projects that embody leadership in sustainability, energy efficiency and design. To achieve that ranking, the building employed a variety of design elements such as natural and wind-driven displacement ventilation designed to reduce air change requirements by 50 per cent, and a district energy geothermal system that uses groundwater for heating and cooling. This is the second official building opening celebrated by the university this year. UBCO’s Engineering, Management, and Education building— which at 186,000 square feet is the largest completed building project on the campus—was officially opened Jan. 31.

hen Yahoo! issued a memo telling employees they’d be expected to work at the workplace rather than from home, a firestorm of commentary broke out this past week in the media. The memo sent to Yahoo! staff last week that started the controversy read as follows: “To become the absolute best place to work, communication and collaboration will be important, so we need to be working side-by-side. “That is why it is critical that we are all present in our offices. Some of the best decisions and insights come from hallway and cafeteria discussions, meeting new people, and impromptu team meetings. “Speed and quality are often sacrificed when we work from home. We need to be one Yahoo!, and that starts with physically being together. “Beginning in June, we’re asking all employees with work-fromhome arrangements to work in Yahoo! offices. If this impacts you, your management has already been in touch with next steps. “And, for the rest of us who occasionally have to stay home for the cable guy, please use your best judgment in the spirit of collaboration. Being a Yahoo isn’t just about your day-to-day job, it is about the interactions and experiences that are only possible in our offices.” With that, work-from-home arrangements at Yahoo! were brought to an end. And the public commentary, much of it critical, got started. Yahoo! chief executive officer Marissa Mayer was pretty much vilified for the decision. Commentary addressed the need for trust between management

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and employees, the fact that (due to technological advances) the work-from-home arrangement is just the way it is today, risk that Yahoo! Robert the would lose valuable Smithson talent as a result of this change, the negative impact employees with young families would suffer, the possibility that employees will be less productive at work and a hundred other criticisms. Who’s to say she is right or wrong? This whole episode was of particular interest to me because, for the last half-year, I’ve been working from home every second week. One week I’m in my firm’s offices in Kelowna and the second I’m working from my condo in downtown Vancouver. Looking back, I can see many of the positives—and negatives— of working from home. And, from where I’m sitting, I think Ms. Mayer may have a point. However, I’ll preface my comments by saying that I think the wisdom of allowing employees to work at home—or of requiring them to attend at the office—probably depends heavily upon the particular industry. The predominant thought I’ve had as I’ve experienced the workat-home arrangement is how many distractions there are. Whether it’s the television (there’s a lot of European soccer to catch up on during day-time hours!), the telephone, that need to hit the gym, the growing pile of laundry, or a sunny day just waiting to be appreciated, there are limitless reasons to be doing things a home other than work. I’ve also found that I don’t take advantage of “normal office hours” the way I do when I’m actually at the office.

I roll out of bed later and often attend to things like showering and eating breakfast as (time consuming) breaks between work tasks. I invariably quit working earlier, and I never make up that time during evening hours or on the weekend. Being as productive from home as I am at the office has been a real struggle for me. And, as I work in a business in which we record every productive minute of our working time, I have figures to back that up. I don’t even have young children needing my care or pets demanding to be walked. My life is about as streamlined as it gets and I still find my at-home work day is chipped away at by endless distractions. As a business owner, you might think I would fall at the high end of the scale for nose-to-the-grindstone motivation. So, if I was an hourly or salaried employee working for someone else, I wonder if I would get anything productive done at home. I absolutely recognize that working from home is an unavoidable necessity for some employees with young families. For them, not being able to work from home may, due to the impact of daycare costs (as an example), mean it is simply not feasible to work at all. But, for the rest of us, my own experience suggests the work-athome arrangement may be a perquisite which is highly desirable to the employee but may not be of much (or any) benefit to the employer. I have more to say on the subject, but I really must get back to catching up on yesterday’s European soccer matches. Robert Smithson is a labour and employment lawyer, and operates Smithson Employment Law in Kelowna. www.smithsonlaw.ca

Eat It To Beat It initiative raises $14,220 Prospera Credit Union and presenting sponsor Subway restaurants, joined forces last month to host the Eat It To Beat It fundraiser in support of the B.C. Cancer Foundation. For the Southern Interior, the initiative saw 700 lunches sold and $14,220 raised. For a donation of $20,

each lunch included a six-inch Subway sandwich, apples, chocolate chip cookie, Sun-Rype juice and a fruit snack all packed up in a special reusable thermal bag provided by Prospera. This was the seventh year in a row for Eat It To Beat It. To date, the event has raised $151,220 in the

fight against cancer. “There probably isn’t one person reading these words who doesn’t know or care about someone who has battled cancer,” said Angela McLean-O’Heir, one of the event organizers and Okanagan regional manager for Prospera Credit Union. “I have a few

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friends and family going through that right now, so it was pretty personal for me this year… whether you ordered a lunch, built the lunch, delivered the lunch or ate the lunch, I would like to say thank you. It’s heartwarming when the community comes together for a wonderful cause.”


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Laurie Mills chance to use one’s skills in a different setting, or to learn new ones; regular social interaction; and giving back to an organization that serves a good cause. Understanding which one of these is the key driver for each volunteer makes it easier to match them with the right tasks. Next is role definition for volunteers, individually and in relation to paid staff. Volunteers want to know exactly what they are being asked to do and how their work complements that of employees and other volunteers as well.

Orientating them to the workplace, to the organization’s mission and mandate will help volunteers see how their tasks fit into the bigger picture. Third, volunteers, just like employees, need regular feedback on their work. Are they doing it correctly, as expected and in a timely manner? Whether or not skills training is required, all volunteers benefit from learning the organization’s internal processes, policies and protocol. Finally, expressing sincere gratitude for volunteer efforts is a simple yet powerful gesture that builds goodwill and does wonders for volunteer retention. Showing appreciation can take many forms and needn’t be showy. A simple thank-you is often enough; the key is to make it a regular occurrence. Volunteers are more

CONGRATULATIONS MNP proudly congratulates Karen Christiansen, FCA who was bestowed with fellowship by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia (ICABC). The fellowship (FCA) designation is awarded to exemplary chartered accountants for their longstanding contributions to the community and service to their profession. A trusted business advisor for more than 20 years, Karen’s leadership has been her crowning achievement enabling her to serve her clients and community with unwavering dedication. She currently serves as First Vice President of the ICABC and a member of their various committees. Deeply involved in her community, Karen is an avid volunteer and has provided leadership to numerous organizations in a variety of capacities. Contact your local business advisor Karen Christiansen, Business Advisor, FCA at 250.979.1735 or karen.christiansen@mnp.ca.

than just warm bodies that show up to help ease the workload of paid staff. They are people who choose to give their time freely for their own per-

sonal reasons. Volunteers have the potential to be an organization’s proudest ambassadors in the community so when their efforts are

well utilized and appreciated by an organization, the mutual benefits are significant. Laurie Mills is an ICF certified executive coach

and human resource professional. Her company is Lighthouse Professional Development Consulting Services. 250-869-7523

New era for women entrepreneurs

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have written in the past about the astonishing positive record of women entrepreneurs in this great nation of ours. But, it seems I continue to discover new tidbits of revelation in the years since I started this column. Female entrepreneurs account for about one-third of all entrepreneurs worldwide. I never would have guessed that number to be so high. It is further predicted, through statistical analysis, that by 2025, that percentage will jump to 55 per cent. Staggering. Women are considered to be risk-averse. Yet, compared with men, women were found to aspire more to running their own company than achieving high position within a company or firm. My research has told us is that women entrepreneurs are twice as likely as their male counterparts to ventures following big life changes such as ill health, divorce or moving. Funny thing is women are supposed to have less self-confidence and less experience in self-promo-

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any non-profit organizations rely heavily on volunteers simply because they don’t have the budget to hire a large number of staff. Without these volunteers showing up to do basic tasks, the operation would not function. Anyone working with volunteers knows that managing them is a little different than managing employees. There are basically four areas to consider — motivation, role definition, feedback and appreciation. The first of these, personal motivation, is critical to understand. When there is no paycheque involved it’s fascinating to explore why people choose to give their time freely and to whom they choose to dedicate their efforts. Some key motivators for volunteers are the

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Joel Young tion than men. Although I tend to agree with those assertions, this isn’t really an advantage of magnitude when being self-employed. One does need loads of resilience and courage, and a darn good dose of self-confidence just to keep going with strong deliberate focus in your entrepreneurial venture goals. Despite the inherent struggle, women entrepreneurs continue to have enough motivation and drive to shut down the inner negatives voices and go for their “dream machine” just the same. So what, you ask, attracts women that are not risk-averse to get into this new game of life entitled entrepreneurship? Or are they still riskaverse, but there are merely just other attractions? Many find themselves attracted to choosing their

own venture tasks, or following their passion. Others can be strongly motivated working with many different clients as opposed to working within one corporate culture. I have two daughters with that mindset. Female entrepreneurs are also attracted to making their own decisions without having to go through an authorization process to implement an idea they hold special during their work performance. One only has to become absorbed in the plethora of media tech tools we are presented with to note that female entrepreneurs are more attracted to launching their own venture due to the lack of flexibility with their employers or due to hitting the “glass ceiling” or the “sticky floor” controlled by men. More and more, women are being drawn toward being their own boss, in part, due to the various options of help and assistance currently available to them. Here’s a few examples of that help and advice: • numerous self-help

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books, magazines and electronic materials; • companies that sell “how to” assistance • coaching, a novel journey for female entrepreneurs • female/womens networking entities, clubs, associations such as our Women’s Enterprise Centre; and • the spirit of collegiality that thrives when women entrepreneurs come together to share experiences with one another So, have we moved into a new era of female entrepreneurs? The overall trend seems to indicate that in spades. Everywhere I look in this wonderful Okanagan landscape, I meet women entrepreneurs of all facets and it is truly an enjoyable experience learning of their creativity and positive spirit to succeed. The trend may, in fact, be speeding up as we are finding more and more role models and an enhanced infrastructure for women venturers. So then, the question is posed: How do you keep your female talent happy so they leave you for a solo career highway? Reality that sets in acknowledges that women entrepreneurs need to be lauded for their increased utilization of modern technology, increased investments, finding niches in the export market and creating sizable employment for others—indeed, setting the trend and highway for new female entrepreneurs entering the marketplace. While women entrepreneurs have demonstrated their potential in our societal economy, the fact that does remain is they’re capable of contributing much more. Their entrepreneurial potential is almost limitless. I believe and we need to formulate appropriate strategies to stimulate, support and sustain their efforts in this direction. Then, stand back and watch out! Joel Young is founding chairperson of the Okanagan Valley Entrepreneurs Society. eagleyoung@shaw.ca


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Offer(s) available on select new 2013 models through participating dealers to qualified customers who take delivery by April 1, 2013. Dealers may sell or lease for less. Some conditions apply. See dealer for complete details. All offers are subject to change without notice. Vehicles shown may include optional accessories and upgrades available at extra cost. All pricing includes delivery and destination fees up to $1,650, other fees and certain levies (including tire levies) and $100 A/C charge (where applicable) and excludes licensing, registration, insurance, other taxes, variable dealer administration fees (up to $699) and down payment (if applicable and unless otherwise specified). Other dealer charges may be required at the time of purchase. Other lease and financing options also available. **0% purchase financing is available on select new 2013 Kia models O.A.C. Terms vary by model and trim, see dealer for complete details. Representative financing example based on 2013 Rio5 LX + AT (RO753D) with a selling price of $18,572, financed at 0% APR for 36 months. 78 bi-weekly payments equal $225 per payment with a down payment/equivalent trade of $0. ∞“Don’t Pay For 90 Days” offer (90-day payment deferral) applies to purchase financing on all new 2012/2013 models. No interest will accrue during the first 60 days of the finance contract. After this period, interest starts to accrue and the purchaser will repay the principal interest monthly over the term of the contract. ¥ “3 Payments On Us” offer is available on approved credit to eligible retail customers who finance or lease any new 2013 Sorento from a participating dealer between March 1 - April 1, 2013. Eligible lease and purchase finance customers will receive a cheque in the amount of three payments (excluding taxes) to a maximum of $550 per month. Lease and finance purchases are subject to approved credit. Customers will be given a choice between up to $1,650 reductions from the selling/leasing price after taxes or dealer can issue a cheque to the customer. Some conditions apply. See your dealer for complete details. Offer ends April 1, 2013. Offer cannot be combined with “Don’t Pay For 90 Days” promotion. ≠Bi-weekly finance payment O.A.C. for new 2013 Sorento LX AT FWD (SR75BD)/2013 Sportage LX MT FWD (SP551D)/2013 Soul 2.0L 2u MT (SO553D) based on a selling price of $28,667/$23,767/$20,967 is $156/$136/$126 with an APR of 1.49%/1.99%/2.49% for 60 months, amortized over an 84-month period. Estimated remaining principal balance of $8,009,/$6,906/$6,368 plus applicable taxes due at end of 60-month period. Retailer may sell for less. See dealer for full details. 1Sorento LX 2,052L vs. CR-V LX 2,007L, with second-row seats folded. 260 months/100,000km vs. 36 months/60,000km. 3Sorento LX 191hp vs. RAV4 LE 176hp. 4Sportage LX 740L vs. Compass Sport/North 643L. 5Sportage LX 176hp vs. CX-5 GS 155hp. 660 months/100,000km vs. 36 months/60,000km. 760 months/100,000km vs. 36 months/60,000km. 8Soul 2.0U 164hp vs. Scion xB 158hp. 9Soul 1.6L 2,897L vs. Cube S 2,766L. §Loan savings for 2013 Sportage LX MT FWD (SP551D) is $750 and is available on purchase financing only O.A.C. Loan savings vary by model and are deducted from the selling price before taxes. Some conditions apply. Model shown Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price for 2013 Sorento 3.5L SX AWD 7-seater (SR75XD)/2013 Sportage 2.0T SX Navigation (SP759D)/2013 Soul 2.0L 4u Luxury AT (SO759D) is $43,045/$39,145/$27,345 and includes delivery and destination fees of $1,650 and A/C charge ($100, where applicable). Licence, insurance, applicable taxes, other fees and certain levies (including tire levies), variable dealer administration fees (up to $699) and registration fees are extra. Retailer may sell for less. Available at participating dealers. See dealer for full details. Highway/city fuel consumption is based on the 2013 Sorento 2.4L GDI 4-cyl (A/T)/2013 Sportage 2.4L MPI 4-cyl (A/T)/2013 Soul 2.0L MPI 4-cyl (M/T). These updated estimates are based on the Government of Canada’s approved criteria and testing methods. Refer to the EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Guide. Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors. Information in this advertisement is believed to be accurate at the time of printing. For more information on our 5-year warranty coverage, visit kia.ca or call us at 1-877-542-2886. Kia is a trademark of Kia Motors Corporation.


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HOUGHTON & CO.

If there is a secret ingredient behind the success of the Olympia Greek Taverna restaurant in Kelowna, perhaps it might be family.

A true Greek restaurant after the 1996 renovation.

The business has been passed from father to sons, and the next generation are already making their presence felt.

CERTIFIED GENERAL ACCOUNTANT

“We are carrying on a family tradition, that’s for sure, and it feels good to have been able to carry on what my father and uncle started 45 years ago and make it better,” said Mike Koutsantonis, who runs the restaurant today with his brother Chris.

AGT Automotive

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“I guess we are an anchor business in Rutland… not many have been here as long as we have.”

Steve Koutsantonis, Olympia Greek Taverna’s patriarch and original owner.

Congratulations on 40 Years of Fantastic Food & Memorable Moments! MLA Kelowna-Lake Country

250 765-8516

March 8-10 • Open at 4pm Dine-in Only

Olympia’s roots date back to 1968, when Steve Koutsantonis, the father of Chris and Mike, started up the business in

downtown Kelowna on Bernard Avenue.

then added steaks and ribs to the menu a couple of years later.

“My father and uncle had friends in Vancouver who opened up the first Olympia restaurant on Broadway, and they wanted to start a restaurant here in Kelowna. So, with their friends, my uncle and father opened the downtown Kelowna location and eventually bought their partners out.

The Greek food addition to the menu began as part of an overhaul of the business in 1989. “We started adding items in 1989 and then added burgers and sandwiches, so it was a bit of mish-mash of everything, and then in 1996 we did a massive renovation to the restaurant with the Greek theme,” that still exists today at the Highway 33 location.

In 1973 they made the decision to open a second location, this time in Rutland where they have been for the past 40 years.” Koutsantonis recalls opening a second location may have been a bold decision, but he says his father saw an opportunity to expand the take-out pizza business to the few thousand people living in the Rutland area at the time. “In hindsight, the move worked out well for us,” he said. Olympia started with pizza, pasta and submarine sandwiches downtown,

“We wanted to create the feel of a Greek village indoors, like you are eating in a courtyard in a Greek village,” Koutsantonis said. As well, they began to collect an interesting array of items that fit into that theme, putting them on display on shelves and the ceiling of the restaurant. “A lot of what you see around the restaurant are things we picked up over the years in garage sales, but

when my father went to Greece to visit he always came back with a suitcase full of items. He’d bring them to us and say, ‘Here, find a home for this,’ ” he laughed.

Chris and Mike Koutsantonis proudly carry on their father’s legacy at Olympia Greek Taverna.

To celebrate the restaurant’s anniversary of 40 years in business in Rutland, Olympia Greek Taverna will feature 1973 prices on a number of our most popular 1973 menu items! Starting at 4 p.m., from Friday to Sunday, come celebrate with our family!

tions a l u t a r g n o C on ful 40 Succress!s Yea g Wishin n you mea! y mor 150 Hollywood Road South

Meli (Momma) Koutsantonis, Olympia Greek Taverna’s matriarch.

A taste of Greece in your Rutland neighbourhood for 40 years!

From our family to yours, thank you for your great support... We invite you to come & enjoy the Greek Experience!

“We’ve seen a lot of restaurants come and go and I think it’s because people don’t understand how much work it is. If you follow a trend and the trend changes, you have to adapt or you will be sitting in your restaurant swatting flies. But at this stage for us, we’re pretty solid here and as long as we continue to provide good quality service and good quality food, there is no reason why we can’t be here another 40 years.”

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Keeping Olympia Rolling!

Offering our most popular 1973 menu items and pricing

Olympia Greek Taverna: A family affair

The original Rutland restaurant opened in 1973.

40 years of great service and amazing food!

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k e e E r a G t i n e g h e i r n T E xp e ce!

Congratulations! Thank you for many memorable occasions!

UPTOWN RUTLAND

Wishing you many more great years!

250.860.0970

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Norm.Letnick.MLA@leg.bc.ca www.normletnickmla.bc.ca

Take-out & delivery available; regular menu prices apply.

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HOUGHTON & CO.

If there is a secret ingredient behind the success of the Olympia Greek Taverna restaurant in Kelowna, perhaps it might be family.

A true Greek restaurant after the 1996 renovation.

The business has been passed from father to sons, and the next generation are already making their presence felt.

CERTIFIED GENERAL ACCOUNTANT

“We are carrying on a family tradition, that’s for sure, and it feels good to have been able to carry on what my father and uncle started 45 years ago and make it better,” said Mike Koutsantonis, who runs the restaurant today with his brother Chris.

AGT Automotive

Friendly, Licensed & Qualified Technicians

250-491-9118 280B Campion St., Kelowna

Steve Thomson

Norm Letnick

#102–2121 Ethel Street Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 2Z6

#101–330 Hwy 33 West Kelowna, B.C. V1X 1X9

MLA Kelowna-Mission

250 712-3620

“I guess we are an anchor business in Rutland… not many have been here as long as we have.”

Steve Koutsantonis, Olympia Greek Taverna’s patriarch and original owner.

Congratulations on 40 Years of Fantastic Food & Memorable Moments! MLA Kelowna-Lake Country

250 765-8516

March 8-10 • Open at 4pm Dine-in Only

Olympia’s roots date back to 1968, when Steve Koutsantonis, the father of Chris and Mike, started up the business in

downtown Kelowna on Bernard Avenue.

then added steaks and ribs to the menu a couple of years later.

“My father and uncle had friends in Vancouver who opened up the first Olympia restaurant on Broadway, and they wanted to start a restaurant here in Kelowna. So, with their friends, my uncle and father opened the downtown Kelowna location and eventually bought their partners out.

The Greek food addition to the menu began as part of an overhaul of the business in 1989. “We started adding items in 1989 and then added burgers and sandwiches, so it was a bit of mish-mash of everything, and then in 1996 we did a massive renovation to the restaurant with the Greek theme,” that still exists today at the Highway 33 location.

In 1973 they made the decision to open a second location, this time in Rutland where they have been for the past 40 years.” Koutsantonis recalls opening a second location may have been a bold decision, but he says his father saw an opportunity to expand the take-out pizza business to the few thousand people living in the Rutland area at the time. “In hindsight, the move worked out well for us,” he said. Olympia started with pizza, pasta and submarine sandwiches downtown,

“We wanted to create the feel of a Greek village indoors, like you are eating in a courtyard in a Greek village,” Koutsantonis said. As well, they began to collect an interesting array of items that fit into that theme, putting them on display on shelves and the ceiling of the restaurant. “A lot of what you see around the restaurant are things we picked up over the years in garage sales, but

when my father went to Greece to visit he always came back with a suitcase full of items. He’d bring them to us and say, ‘Here, find a home for this,’ ” he laughed.

Chris and Mike Koutsantonis proudly carry on their father’s legacy at Olympia Greek Taverna.

To celebrate the restaurant’s anniversary of 40 years in business in Rutland, Olympia Greek Taverna will feature 1973 prices on a number of our most popular 1973 menu items! Starting at 4 p.m., from Friday to Sunday, come celebrate with our family!

tions a l u t a r g n o C on ful 40 Succress!s Yea g Wishin n you mea! y mor 150 Hollywood Road South

Meli (Momma) Koutsantonis, Olympia Greek Taverna’s matriarch.

A taste of Greece in your Rutland neighbourhood for 40 years!

From our family to yours, thank you for your great support... We invite you to come & enjoy the Greek Experience!

“We’ve seen a lot of restaurants come and go and I think it’s because people don’t understand how much work it is. If you follow a trend and the trend changes, you have to adapt or you will be sitting in your restaurant swatting flies. But at this stage for us, we’re pretty solid here and as long as we continue to provide good quality service and good quality food, there is no reason why we can’t be here another 40 years.”

inc

Keeping Olympia Rolling!

Offering our most popular 1973 menu items and pricing

Olympia Greek Taverna: A family affair

The original Rutland restaurant opened in 1973.

40 years of great service and amazing food!

th

k e e E r a G t i n e g h e i r n T E xp e ce!

Congratulations! Thank you for many memorable occasions!

UPTOWN RUTLAND

Wishing you many more great years!

250.860.0970

158 Valleyview Road • 250-451-9861 www.uptownrutland.com

Steve.Thomson.MLA@leg.bc.ca www.stevethomsonmla.bc.ca

Norm.Letnick.MLA@leg.bc.ca www.normletnickmla.bc.ca

Take-out & delivery available; regular menu prices apply.

145 Hwy 33 West • 250-765-0484 • 250-765-0622 olympiataverna.com Hours: Open everyday from 4 pm, open for lunch Thurs. & Fri. 11am-2pm

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Hudson Road Elementary Home of the Hawks

Community Connection March 2013

A Hudson Road Science Fair Peer Tutoring By Aki S. & Aisha S., grade 4 we needed on the project board. We included Hudson Road School had a science fair. graphs, pictures, procedures, materials, concluThere were lots of sions, questions, projects to learn hypotheses and from. Mrs. Adbackground inforamson’s grade 4’s mation. along with grade At the award’s 2-6’s were workceremony, the ing really hard on results were: Aki project boards. S. and Aisha S. Aki and Aisha’s won the ‘Bill Nye’ experiment award for best focused on putting ‘egg’speriment. an egg in vinegar, Alexia T. and cola, apple juice, Cassidy K. won coffee and water best research (which was the project for ‘What control liquid). are Saturn’s rings AKI AND AISHA’S ‘Teeth and Acids: an EggsperiIn January, some ment’ won the ‘Bill Nye’ award. Mrs. Adamson was the made of?’ of the teachers Julia A., Enrica sponsor teacher who guided and encouraged the grade came to judge the four students to excel in science. G., Karly P. and projects. Ten out Alyssa B. received of 34 projects got honorable mento go to OUC for the district science fair. tions. We were expected to have all the information We had fun doing the science fair.

Lunch time hockey practice

FLOOR HOCKEY FUN!

By Kelly P., grade 6 Our peer tutoring class is very important. It is our job to make sure that the grade 1’s are fully prepared for their learning and that they will accomplish lots in the future in regards to reading and vocabulary. I am really am honored to be working with them and am very ecstatic and have to get introduced to them and get to know them better. Plus, both my partner and me have to be comfortable working together so then everything goes really smoothly, hopefully. Second, we have to get to work. Our first MRS. MATICHUK (grade 5/6 teacher) and Mrs. task is to see where they are and then go from McGuire (LAT in blue sweatshirts) assist multiple there. So we read a book and still help them out students in this new reading program format. of course. Then we have two duo-tangs which we write some stuff down in there which helps them with their reading skills, vocab, pronunciation, and learning the word so that when they read on their own, they know that word and will have more fluency. That’s basically the job of the peer tutor. Can’t wait to get started!

WE CREATE CHANGE

By Rilen H., grade 3 The Hudson Road students have been collecting pennies for needy countries. It’s going to be the biggest penny drive in Canadian history! Every $25 Hudson Road gets provides water for one person for life! Our leadership team participated in the October ‘Me to We’ day in Vancouver and are now collecting pennies to support clean water in third world countries.

By Marvin W., grade 3 Every lunch on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays, people come to play floor hockey outside at Hudson Road Elementary. It’s for little kids to big kids You can play solo or you can play with a team. It’s tons of fun! If you can, bring a ball or a puck. Also bring a hockey stick. We play around the corner of Ms. Romano’s class. Quin already got trained to be a great goalie. You could become a good one too. All you have to do is sign up!

Creative Writing

Hudson Road’s Student Teacher By Jesse H., grade 6 exercise. Q. Why did you Q.Would you decide to become a ever take a job as a teacher? guitarist? A. After working with A. Not right now kids at summer camps, because I am focused I realized how much on becoming a teachI enjoy teaching and er. I hope to bring learning from kids. my love of music Q. What grades are into the classroom you looking to teach? so maybe one of my A. Grades 5, 6, and 7, students will become but I have been told that a guitarist. I would be best suited Q. How long do UBCO STUDENT TEACHER Mr. Wish with as a grade 5 teacher. you think it will be his grade 5/6 class. Q. Which school are until you get your you thinking of teaching at? teacher’s permit? A. I would be happy to work at any school A. My university program will be completed in the Okanagan, but if I can teach at Hudson in the spring of 2014. My goal is to be teaching Road, I will by September of 2014. Q. What are some of your hobbies and Q.Will you ever teach primary grades? interests? A. If you asked me this in September, I would A. I love music and play a bit of guitar but have said no. After my experiences this Fall, I’m mostly I like to be outside in the fresh air getting much more interested in the primary grades.

Class Mascots

By Enrica. G., grade 3 Ms. Romano’s class is doing something called “class mascots”. Every weekend six different people will take one stuffy and write in a journal all their adventures with the stuffy. The three girl stuffies are named Baby Bear Pink, Baby Tiptop and Nacho. The three boy mascots are named Snoopy, Blues and Spike. There is also a mascot named Hudson. Hudson is a class mascot that stays in our classroom. My favorite mascot is Tiptop, a cute little Giraffe.

Houdini the Owl

By Julia A., grade 3 When Houdini was a baby he fell out of his nest and got some head damage! But luckily a team of owl rescuers saved him! (South Okanagan Rescue Center for Owls).

Hudson Road Poem

Our Best Principal By Luca G., Maura G. and Ziara A., grade 1 Our principal is named Mr. MacLeod. He does lots of assemblies. He does Hawkeye assemblies. We had an assembly on Wednesday. At the last Hawkeye assembly, we learned about the four C’s. They are; Common sense, Consideration, Cooperation and Courtesy.

Photography Club

By Jenna H., grade 4 Photography club is a club where people from grades 4-6 can take pictures with different themes such as ice or books. Photography club is very fun even when you are waiting for your camera. The photography club is run by the Hudson Road principal Mr. Macleod. Photography club is very awesome!

By: Daina-May B., grade 4 H stands for happiness U stands for understanding staff D stands for determination S stands for the kids that share O stands for an outstanding school N stands for “niceness” R stands for respectful O stands for ‘’oodles’’ of fun A stands for awesome students D stands for doing the right thing

A Poem for Houdini

By Julia A., grade 3 The owl was brave And luckily he was saved. We’re glad he was not put under a grave. And when we saw him, we waved!

Friends

Our wonderful secretary Mrs. Prately is joined by our lovely librarian clerk Mrs. Hopgood.

By Megan P., grade 4 The first time I went to this school I met lots of people. I made new friends and played with old friends too. I have had friends since I was little and they are still my friends now. What a great school to go to!

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▼ WHL

B.C. Division title beckons for the Rockets Warren Henderson STAFF REPORTER

With six games remaining in the regular season and a three-point edge on Kamloops, the Kelowna Rockets are in control of their own destiny. Capturing a B.C. Division title and securing second place overall in the WHL’s Western Conference are both within the Rockets’ grasp. “It’s important for a couple of reasons in that, as a team, you want that title, you want to prove you’re the best in your division,” said Rockets head coach Ryan Huska. “It’s also important for home ice advantage because, for at least two rounds, you’re going to have four of the seven games in your building. “It would be a real nice accomplishment for our guys,” added Huska, “so that’s something hopefully we can achieve here in the next couple of weeks.” The Rockets (46-16-31) have a three-point lead over the Kamloops Blaz-

Ryan Huska ers (44-18-2-3) atop the B.C. Division with Kelowna holding one game in hand. The teams will meet head on twice more, Friday in Kamloops and Saturday at Prospera Place. The Rockets will be looking for a bounce back effort after dropping a 3-0 contest to the Blazers Sunday night in Kamloops. “We didn’t get the kind of compete we needed from our players,” Huska said of Sunday’s loss. “Kamloops has a good hockey club, so we have to find a way to be hungrier and come up with a better effort, especially in their building. We

need to be more willing to pay the price.” Before meeting Kamloops for a twin bill this weekend, the Rockets will host the struggling Victoria Royals on Wednesday night. Kelowna will round out the regular season with one game against Prince George and two against the last-place Vancouver Giants. Regardless of their current standing, Huska said it’s a mistake to overlook any opponent. “We’re not looking at any of these games as given-wins at all, we’re going to have to come and compete and push the tempo against all these teams,” said Huska. “Vancouver may be last, but they’ve been playing a lot better lately and have been winning more of their games. “We can’t get caught letting our guard down against any one of these teams.” The Rockets were awaiting word Monday on the status of forward Myles Bell. Kelowna’s leading

DEFENCEMAN Jesse Lees (left) and the Kelowna Rockets will host Brandon Magee and the Victoria Royals Wednesday in WHL action. MARISSA BAECKER/ CONTRIBUTED

scorer left the game in Kamloops in the first periord with a lower body injury after colliding with the Blazers’ Sam Grist. Bell is tops on the Rockets this season in

goals (36), assists (51) and points (87). The Rockets have also been without 20-year-old forward JT Barnett for the last three games with an upper body injury.

The Scottsdale, Arizona, product is being evaluated on a daily basis. Rocket Shots… Forward Tyrell Goulbourne had the first fourgoal game of his WHL

career in a 7-1 Rockets win over Lethbridge on Saturday…20-year-old F Dylen McKinlay leads the Rockets this season in games played (66) and plus-minus (+52).

▼ BCHL PLAYOFFS

Warriors to square off against Centennial in opening round If regular season records carry any weight, then the West Kelowna Warriors should have an edge in their first round BCHL playoff series with Merritt. The Warriors picked up a win and a tie against the Centennials to capture the season series between the clubs 6-0-1. All but one of those games, however, was decided by a single goal. With a week remaining in the 2012-13 regular season, the Cents (31-16-3-3) lead the Warriors (2713-4-9) by one point. The teams will meet in the open-

ing round of the Interior Conference playoffs, with home ice yet to be determined. On Friday, the two teams played to a 3-3 tie at Royal LePage in the Warriors final home game of the season. Ambrose Firkus scored on a rebound with 2:50 left to play in the third period to earn the draw for West Kelowna. Matt Anholt and Max French also scored for the Warriors. On Saturday, the Warriors won a chippy affair in Merritt 6-2. The teams combined for 112 minutes in

penalties. Ambrose Firkus led West Kelowna’s offence with two goals and two assists. Josh Monk chipped in three assists, while Danny Gayle, Brennan Clark, Brent Lashuk, and Matt Anholt also scored. The Warriors wrap up their 2012-13 regular season this weekend with a road trip that will include stops in Victoria, Cowichan Valley, and Nanaimo. West Kelowna and Merritt will begin their best-of-seven first-round playoff series Friday, March 15 at the home of the higher finisher.

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WEST KELOWNA defenceman Josh Monk (left) battle Merritt’s Payton Schaeffer in BCHL action Friday at Royal LePage Arena.

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a two-game sweep of the Kamloops Lions in the league finale with a 3-2 victory Saturday in Kamloops. Adam Beatty tipped in the game winner at 10:09 of the third period off a point shot from Arlyn Semeschuk. The Rockets took the lead late in the first period on a goal from Kobe Oishi

on a nice feed from Kevin Roth. The Lions tied it up late in the second, setting the stage for the dramatic comeback in the third. Kamloops forged ahead at the 18:35 mark of the third, but Brandon Barnes evened the score at the 13:52 mark off a goal mouth scramble with linemates Austin Lindsay and Ryan Lawson adding

assists. Kelowna outshot the hometown Lions 35-19 in the game. Sam Bobyn earned the win between the pipes. The Rockets opened the best-of-three league final a week earli-▼ er with a 3-1 win at home. Kelowna finished a top the Okanagan Mainline regular season standings with a 12-2-1 record.

Okanagan starts the major midget league playoffs against Valley West The Okanagan Rockets will host the Valley West Hawks Friday in the opening round of the B.C. Major Midget League playoffs. Face off Friday night at Royal LePage Place is 7 p.m. Game 2 will go Saturday, with a third game, if necessary set for Sunday. The Rockets took three of four games from the Hawks during the regular season. The Rockets closed out the BCMML regular season with a pair of lopsided wins over the Kootenay Ice over the weekend in Trail, 11-0 and 6-0. Okanagan won the season series without giving up a goal (27-0), the first time that’s ever been achieved in league history. During the weekend set, Brett Mennear set a new club record for career points. On Saturday, he had a goal and two assists to surpass Brett Mulcahy’s previ-

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The Kelowna Fripp Warehousing Rockets have punched their ticket to the B.C. midget tier 1 boys hockey championship March 17 to 21 in Abbotsford. The Rockets will represent the valley after capturing the Okanagan Mainline title over the weekend. Kelowna completed

ous team record of 86 points. Mennear finished his Rockets career with 89 points 32 goals and 57 assists. Another record fell as Liam Finley picked up two assists on Sunday to reach 40 on the season. The 16-year-old from Kelowna passed Kyle Fraser’s club record for assists. Rockets’ captain Branden Wagner had a big eight-point weekend and won the team’s scoring title by a single point over both Josh Blanchard and Brett Mennear. Wagner finished with 56 points. Blanchard led the Rockets with 29 goals. The wins gave the Rockets their second best regular season finish ever with 58 points. The club finished with an overall record of 26-8-6.  Only the 2006-2007 team fared better with a record of 27-8-5, a single point higher than this year’s Rockets.

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Kelowna Chiefs battle Osoyoos Coyotes in KIJHL playoff round 2 The Kelowna Chiefs and Osoyoos Coyotes will open up the KIJHL’s Okanagan Division final Tuesday at Rutland Arena. Face-off for Game 1

is 7 p.m. The Chiefs needed six games to take out the Summerland Steam in the opening round. Kelowna clinched

the series with a 4-1 victory on Saturday night in Summerland. Jordan Salahor led the Chiefs attack with a goal and an assist, while Jag-

ger Bowles, Cahse Antorino and Marshall Sidwell added single goals. Braeden Hikichi had two assists, while Tyler O’Donnell stopped 24

shots in he Kelowna net. The Coyotes opened The Chiefs rebounded the playoffs against the with four straight wins Princeton Posse, winning against the Steam after the best of seven series in losing the first two of the six games. T:5.694” series at home. For the Kelow-

na-Osoyoos matchup, Game 2 will be played Wednesday in Osoyoos, with Game 3 back in Kelowna on Friday, returning to Osoyoos for Game 4.

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Kelowna Owls setter commits to the WolfPack Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s volleyball coach Pat Hennelly isn’t discriminating when it comes to players. Whether they be international or home grown, Hennelly wants the best prospects he can get. And when that prospect is from the B.C. Interior, it’s that much more special . The WolfPack and Hennelly have landed Kelowna Owls 6-foot4 setter Tyler Pomietlarz who has signed a CIS letter of intent to join Thompson Rivers. “I have been tracking Tyler’s progress since he was 14,” said Hennelly. “I like the fact that Tyler has improved every year. He was cut from Team B.C. U-16 and then went out and improved over a year of high school and club and made the provincial team the very next year.” Pomietlarz’s Team B.C. finished second at the 2012 Western Elites. “I am so happy to join this team, stated Pomietlarz. “I got a chance to practice with them in January and am so excited about becoming a member of the WolfPack. “The practice session I was part of was very welcoming. I didn’t feel awkward at all.” Pomietlarz has been playing volleyball for five years, starting in Grade 7. He admits that his size for a setter is a bit unusual. “That was one of the things Pat wanted to do is recruit a big setter. I am the tallest setter in B.C.” He says his height and his hands are his main strengths. “My size does help a lot but I think my major strength is my game sense and the way I can develop plays. “I think ahead of what’s going on out there during a game.” Pomietlarz attends Kelowna Secondary School and has been coached the last three years by Mike Sodaro. “He is very determined to continue to im-

Tyler Pomietlarz prove,” Sodaro. “He knows that he needs to learn and get stronger to compete at the CIS level, but brings with him the desire and ability to be a great CIS setter. He wants to win.” Pomietlarz was part of the KSS team which finished second at the 2012 B.C. AAA high school boys’ championships where he was a

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second team all-star. “The first year, Tyler will get a chance to develop strength and be mentored by our current setters and coaching staff,” said Hennelly. “Tyler had options to go play earlier at College, but decided to spend a year developing at TRU. “I think this will pay dividends for Tyler and our program for the future.” During his visit, Pomielartz got to do something no other WolfPack recruit in any sport has done: and that was be a part of a school visit, something the Thompson Rivers Athletic program prides itself on. “When I went into the elementary school, all the kids thought I was part of the WolfPack team,” he said. “They were giving me high five and doing the wolf howls. It was very cool to fit in nicely with the rest of the guys. Its not often the whole community knows about volleyball players. “I am looking forward to participating in more community events over the next five years.” Pomietlarz will be enrolled in the business program at TRU with an eye to earning a Bachelor of Business Administration.

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Mustangs repeat as Grade 9 B.C. champs For the second straight year, the Immaculata Mustangs are the provincial Grade 9 girls’ basketball champs. The Mustangs captured the B.C. title with a 50-46 victory over W.J. Mouat in Saturday’s final at the Richmond Olympic Oval. Immaculata, ranked No. 2, built up a 16-point lead through three quarters against the fifthranked Hawks, then held off Mouat down the stretch for the four-point win. Ashlyn Day and

Amanda Grant led the Mustangs attack in the final with 14 points each, while Stephanie McCann was named player of the game with 10 points, including a pair of three-pointers. Kate Johnson and Ashley Prehofer were both solid defensively with three steals each. “The girls were focused all week, and they wanted the provincial more than anyone else their and it showed,” said Mustangs coach Patrick Oliveira. “I am so proud of

those girls they worked so hard and were prepared for a battle in Richmond which they prevailed against the odds.” The Mustangs finished the season with a record of 30-4. “One of the hardest things to do in school sports is to win a provincial title, and those girls showed heart and determination nothing was going to stand in their way,” Oliveira added. Immaculata opened the tournament with a 7411 victory over Queens of Angels from Duncan,

then defeated McRoberts 51-33 in the quarterfinals as Grant scored 17 points and added five rebounds. In the semis, the Mustangs took care of New West 49-30 as Amanda Grant had 16 points and Ashlyn Day added 10 points and eight boards. Lindsay Nicholas, Ashlyn Day and Amanda Grant were named tournament all-stars, while Nicole Hart was awarded the tournament’s best defensive player award. Dr. Knox placed eighth at provincials, while KLO was 11th.

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THE IMMACULATA Mustangs celebrate the Grade 9 girls’ provincial basketball title Saturday in Richmond.

▼ GYMNASTICS

Okanagan gymnasts a step closer to berth in nationals Athletes from the Okanagan Gymnastic Centre made their presence felt at a tumbling and trampoline competition held earlier this month in Abbotsford. The meet was the second of four trials that will select the national level athletes who will compete at Canadian championships in May.

In the provincial competition, Jessi Cleverley finished in first place on trampoline and double mini, in the 10 and under category. Jaylin Otteson finished with silver medals on trampoline and double mini in the same category. Jordan Macdonald finished with two bronze

medals in this category. Jordyn Yendley finished with silver medals on both trampoline and double mini trampoline in the provincial 3 category. Abby McDonald finished with a bronze medal on double mini trampoline in this category. In the Men’s division, Andrew Oliver finished with two bronze medals

on trampoline and double mini trampoline. Emily Welsh finished with a gold medal on trampoline in the provincial 4 category. In the national stream of competition, Sarah Croteau finished with gold medals on both trampoline and double mini trampoline in the 18 and under category.

Tyler Vermeulen finished in first place on trampoline in the 19 and over category while he finished in third place as a Junior in the tumbling event. Adele Lefevre competed in the Espoir category and finished with a bronze medal on double mini trampoline. In the women’s Junior

category, Emma Tucker won gold, Danielle Gruber finished in second and Rachel Stone finished in third place on double mini trampoline. Trevor Stirling was the bronze medal winner in the men’s Junior Trampoline. Samantha Smith won the women’s Senior trampoline event, while Curtis

Gerein won the men’s Senior trampoline event. Luke Friesen won the men’s Senior double mini event. Trevor Stirling and Curtis Gerein paired up in the men’s Senior synchronized trampoline competition and came out with a gold medal.

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▼ HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS

2013 BC/YT SECTION SUPER SERIES STARSKATE FINAL

Kelowna Owls fail to earn spot in boys’ high school tourney final The 2013 B.C. boys basketball championship next week in Langley will tip off without the presence of the KSS Owls. The Owls were unable to defend their Okanagan Valley AAA title over the weekend in Kelowna, losing Friday night’s semifinal to South Kamloops 93-85 in overtime. The teams were tied 78-78 through regulation, before the Titans pulled away in the extra frame.

Malcolm Hlady led the Owls in a losing cause with 35 points, Joe Burma had 26 points and 12 rebounds, while Liam McGoran put up 16 points and 13 boards. The Owls, who were without three starters for the tournament, lost senior Darrion Bunce during the valleys due to an injury. “We knew that was going to be the game to decide it all,” said Owls coach Harry Parmar.

“We had our chances but (Kamloops) hit the shots when they needed to. The boys played hard but we fell just short.” KSS came back on Saturday night and defeated Pen Hi 54-42 in the bronze medal game. Joel Burma scored 14 points, Liam McGoran added 10, and Hlady chipped in with eight all three players played their last games for the Owls.

See our local Kelowna Skating Club Skaters competing in the Starskate Final March 8-10, 2013 HOSTED BY

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THE KELOWNA UNITED UNDER-15 boys are off to Chelsea, England, this week for a trip of a lifetime. Pictured with their gold medals from the Shuswap FC Indoor tournament are: Back row—Corey Bennett, Josh Clark, Noah Trites, Kyle Martin, Lloyd Larsen, Spencer Young, Hakeem Rockwell, Jeremy McKay, Noah Ridgway and Morgan Gonzales; front row—Ilan Michaeli, Corbin Beauchemin, Foster Warren, Matthew Harden, Kealan Cangiano and Nick Braidwood.


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March is Red Cross Month Kimberley Nemrava CONTRIBUTOR

March is Red Cross Month across Canada, an opportunity to celebrate the power of humanity and recognize the efforts and compassion of the public to respond generously to humanitarian needs. Building community participation is one of our key strategies for helping vulnerable people. Training teams of disaster services volunteers, reducing and preventing relationship abuse and bullying through education, teaching water safety and first aid, and fundraising locally for disasters are some examples of how we mobilize the community on issues that can impact us all. In British Columbia last year, Red Cross directly served nearly 452,000 people with the support of more than 2,200 volunteers. Our health equipment loan program provided

more than 137,000 pieces of equipment. We responded to 72 disasters and provided 98 courses and workshops. We’ve been a leader in swimming and water safety since 1946 and saw more than 237,000 Red Cross Swim participants last year. Our Violence and Abuse Prevention program reached nearly 29,000 youth. Our work goes beyond the borders of our province and even our country. Wherever disaster strikes, everyone in the Red Cross/Red Crescent family is ready to help. Last year, when Hurricane Sandy devastated communities in the eastern United States, local Red Cross disaster management volunteer Robbin Stephens was among dozens of Canadian volunteers who dropped everything to go to New York to assist American Red Cross in their relief efforts. Stephens, a Red Cross

volunteer since 1998, used her wealth of experience with the many floods, fires and storms across British Columbia to help in the aftermath of the super-storm. Along with volunteers from around the world, Stephens helped deliver millions of relief items to thousands of people impacted by the storm. We are extremely proud of our local volunteers who dedicate large portions of their lives to the work of the Red Cross, helping vulnerable people when they need it most. Everyday, ordinary British Columbians do extraordinary things— people like you, or your neighbour, or someone else you know. During March is Red Cross Month, I encourage everyone to find out what the Red Cross does in your community and also how to get involved. You will learn both how to help others and how to help yourself in times of need.

The Canadian Red Cross Society is a non-profit, volunteer-based humanitarian organization dedicated to improving the situation of the most vulnerable in Canada and throughout the world. Founded in 1909, the Canadian Red Cross has served Canadians by providing disaster preparedness and response, injury prevention and community health and care. As part of the international Red Cross Movement, Canadian Red Cross provides public education and awareness on and support to international relief efforts in countries affected by disaster or conflict. For more information on the Canadian Red Cross, please contact your local Red Cross office or visit www.redcross.ca/. Kimberley Nemrava is the provincial director of the Red Cross for the B.C. and Yukon region.

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REALTORS DONATE…The real estate agent staff at Realty

Executives of the Okanagan warmed up the cool winter air this past week with a contribution of $4,612 to the Kelowna chapter of Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit organization that helps under-privileged families get into the housing market in the Okanagan Valley. The donation was generated from a portion of real estate commissions on every property sale done by the company. Photographed are Denise Martens,with Realty Executives, presenting the donation cheque to Lona Manning, executive director for the Kelowna chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

Babysitting course still has openings Space is still available in the Kelowna & District Safety Council’s popular babysitter training courses for boys and girls ages 10 and up. Registration spaces are still available in Kelowna on March 14 and 15 and March 18 and 19, and in West Kelowna on March 21 and 22. All course dates run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, with a one-hour supervised lunch break.  Kelowna courses will be held at Kelowna and District Safety Council location, 395 Hartman Rd. in Rutland. The est Kelowna courses take place at the Westbank Lions Club, 2466 Main St.  These two-day courses offer a full 10 hours of actual training so that children will receive the most thorough training available.  Many important topics will be discussed, such as the rights and responsibilities of the employer, the child, and the babysitter, and the developmental and behavioral characteristics of children of different ages.  Basic child care, nutrition, injury prevention, emergencies, age-appropriate play, and basic first aid procedures will also be covered.   A special component

of the course will prepare babysitters for handling the special needs of children who are visually impaired, hearing impaired, physically disabled, speech impaired, and mentally challenged. The course is only $60 (no taxes), and includes a KDSC Babysitter’s Gear

Bag, a comprehensive student reference book, and a graduation certificate. To register, contact the Kelowna and District Safety Council at 250765-3163 or toll free at 1-888-580-7233. Online registration is available at www.kdsc.bc. ca .

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HERREL, MINA Passed away on Monday, March 4, 2013 at the age of 80. She is survived by her two sons; Michael and Marcus and Marc’s family, Patricia, Stefanie, Peter (Jenn) and Benjamin (Mel), all who she loved dearly. She also leaves behind her sister Gertrud Morgenthaler (Hans); brother-in-law Hans Herrel; sister-in-law Gertrud Zimmer (nee Herrel); numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends. People were important in Mina’s life and beside many close relations (too many to list) she enjoyed cooking, baking, entertaining and not to forget, singing. She sang in the church choir for over 30 years. After retiring and moving to Kelowna, she joined the Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church Choir and the German Liedertafel Choir because singing was a joyful event for her. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, March 11th at 10:00 am at the Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2091 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC, with interment to follow in the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com 250-860-7077.

FORD, DOROTHY Dorothy Ford passed away quietly on February 27th, 2013 at the age of 90. Wife of Howard (1989) , mother to David and Lynn. A good friend of many in Sunrise Village and throughout the community. A Memorial Service to be held, 10:00 am Friday, March 8th, 2013 at The Cathedral Church of St. Michael and All Angels, 608 Sutherland Ave. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation to the Heart and Stroke foundation or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com, clicking on stories and typing in Dorothy Ford. Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna. 250-762-2299

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Cemetery Spring Maintenance Families are requested to remove all winter offerings from any graves within lawn areas of the Cemetery grounds by March 15. Any offerings not removed by families will be stored at the Cemetery Office for pickup until April 15, after which they will be disposed of. Only fresh cut flowers, wreaths or other natural floral offerings shall be placed on lawn area grave sites from March 16 – October 31. Thank you for your cooperation in making Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery a place where beautiful memories rest.

DICKSON, ROBERT EVERETT (GUY) February 9th, 1935 – Feb 25th, 2013 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our husband and father. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him. Guy is survived by his wife Florence, sons David, Donald (Julianne), Richard, Darwin (Francis), Russell, Dale ( Kim) and his daughters Joanne (Hugh) and Gayle ( Bryan). grandchildren Kristy, Tanya, Chelsea, Matthew, Sydney, Lacey, Karl, Aaron, Darrell, Robert, Travis, Rory, Bryan, Dylan, Lindsey, Mackenzie and Hannah also his great grandchildren and his brother Dick, sisters Doreen (Ken) , Jean and Francis many nieces, nephews and extended family members. Predeceased by his parents Everett and Mary-Jane and his brother Duncan. There will be no funeral service at Guy’s request. The family will have a celebration of Guys life at a later date. Camping just won’t be the same without you.

MILANI, SHEILA ANDREA ANGELINE ( NEE WICKSTROM ) Born November 6th, 1934, in the farmhouse that was part of her grandfather Lein’s 1896 homestead. Sheila was predeceased by her father Otto A. Wickstrom and her mother Ethel Helen Lein, a son Keith Milani in infancy in 1957 and a great grandson Nicholas Milani in infancy in 2012. Encouraged by her parents, Sheila grew up on the farm doing chores with her Dad, riding horseback to Rich Prairie School, and being a Member of the Kingsford Calf Club. She loved her Ponies. Sheila attended ECI in Estevan and Bienfait High School, before entering the work force as a Telephone Switch Board operator for what was later called Sasktel, and later with T. Eaton Company. She married Ron on August 7th, 1954. Sheila is survived by her husband Ron, sons Kevin (Heather), Kirk (Sandy), Kent (Kathy) Kane (Leanne), six grandchildren, two adopted grandchildren and an adopted great granddaughter, a younger sister Marvel Campbell, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In August 1986, after a career owning and managing hotels, motels and pubs in Saskatchewan, Sheila and Ron retired in Kelowna. Sheila took up the game of golf, enjoyed RV camping, joined a walking group, took up ballroom dancing again, and now had the time to expand her library of cookbooks, and demonstrate her ability, particularly in the area of Italian food. In the quiet time Sheila worked quickly completing crossword puzzles, and doing fine needlework cross-stitch and reading. She loved to hear of her grandchildren’s new accomplishments and experiences. The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and technicians at the Cancer Clinic, K.G.H. and Dr. Cossman. The last six weeks of her life were spent in hands of the wonderful, caring and compassionate staff at Kelowna Hospice House. In the surroundings of this beautiful building and grounds the staff made her exit from life peaceful, quiet and dignified. Cremation. A Celebration of Sheila’s life will be held at the Kelowna and District Fish and Game Club Hall, 4087 Casorso Road, Kelowna at 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 9th, 2013. We encourage her friends and family to come forward at the celebration and speak to those assembled, about events in her life. With respect, flowers are declined, and memorial donations to the Central Okanagan Hospice Association or the BC Cancer Clinic are the wishes of the family. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com, clicking on stories and typing in Sheila Milani. Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna, B.C. 250-762-2299

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WGP-210 Holdings Ltd. (O/A Tim Hortons) at 1694 Powick Rd., Kelowna is looking for a Food Counter Attendant. Full time, shift work (nights, overnights, early mornings, weekends) $10.25/hr. Apply within or fax 250-717-3987

CAUTION

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.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

MANAGER, UTILITIES (Full-Time) Exempt

Due to a retirement, the City of Vernon is searching for a dynamic individual with demonstrated business, technical and leadership skills relating to management of a large department. Reporting to the Director, Operation Services, the successful candidate will be responsible for the effective management and operation of the sanitary sewer collection, the storm drainage and the water distribution systems within the City of Vernon. The individual will have a thorough understanding of the requirements for operation, maintenance, repair and construction of sanitary, storm and water systems, supplemented by relative supervisory and management experience. Please see our website at www.vernon.ca for a complete job description and method of application. Closing date is March 15, 2013. Please quote competition # 14-COV-13.

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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 TJ’S The Kiddies Store, BC’S largest baby & childrens furniture store in Kelowna is accepting resumes for a PT position. Retail & computer exp an asset, apply in person at unit #4-360 Spedding Crt.,250860-2229 kelowna@tjskids.com WGP-210 Holdings Ltd. (O/A Tim Hortons) at 160 Hollywood Rd., Kelowna is looking for a Food Counter Attendant. Full time, shift work (nights, overnights, early mornings, weekends) $10.25/hr. Apply within or fax 250-763-4322. QUALITY Manager wanted at Coral Beach Farms Ltd. 16351 Carr’s Landing Road, Lake Country, BC. Permanent Position. Must have a minimum of 4 years post-secondary education. Successful candidates must have in depth knowledge of cherries and cherry grading, Global Gap requirements, as well as a minimum of 5 years’ experience managing a cherry sorting room, including quality control and phytosanitary systems. Must have a minimum of 3 seasons experience managing optical cherry sizing equipment. Applicant must be capable of working 6-7 days a week, 10-12 hours a day during harvest from March 15th to April 30th, 5 days a week, 8-10 hours a day off harvest. Work includes but is not limited to developing and maintaining food quality systems, managing 100+ sorting and box filling workers while maximizing efficiencies and ensuring quality from the field. Pay range $28-$40/hour. Apply by fax at 250-766-0813 or email at jobs@coralbeach.ca

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WGP-210 Holdings Ltd. (O/A Tim Hortons) at 3255 Lakeshore Rd., Kelowna is looking for a Food Counter Attendant. Full time, shift work (nights, overnights, early mornings, weekends) $10.25/hr. Apply within or fax 250-712-9893

Home Care/Support F/T LIVE-IN CAREGIVER for elderly male person. Min. Edu- 12/ 6 mths training or 1 yr exp. $10.56/hr 40 hrs/wk. Indpt.Room (Room/Board Cost $75 per wk). Meals provided. 2 weeks leave, 5 sick leaves, 4% vacation pay. Email to: sandra.t12@live.com

SENIOR Care available Need help with bathing, appts, meds, meals etc? 718-2060

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services Everest Indian Restaurant hiring Tandoori & Curry Cook, 3-5 years exp, F/T monthly $3000. Drop Resume to :unit #1-2430 Main St. W Kelowna. Hiring experienced waiters for F/T & P/T position, also hiring kitchen helper, all benefits incl. Drop resume at #1-2430 Main St., West Kelowna, 768-8700.

Labourers MADAHAR Landscaping is looking for a full time worker with drivers license, WOE, NS. madaharlandscaping@hotmail.com

Trades, Technical NOW HIRING! Journey person, 30 Millwrights, 50 Pipefitters, 20 Welders, with industrial experience for a large project in Vanscoy, SK. Wages $34-$40/hour, plus retention & completion bonuses, 14/7 shift rotation, paid benefits, RRSP’s. Travel & living out allowance (for eligible candidates). Successful candidates must complete a pre-access A&D test & CSTS 09 training. Apply with current resume and references to jobs@monad.ca or online at: www.monad.ca or fax 1-888398-0725 or in person at 9744-45 Avenue, Edmonton, AB, T6E 5C5

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FEBRUARY 25 - MAY 24

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The Board of Directors of Nelson Community Services Centre is seeking an Executive Director for our non-profit agency. The Executive Director is responsible for overall program management and staff accountability as well as community development and growth of the agency. We are looking for a qualified professional who will be a leader for our team of 23 full and part time employees and 9 Board Members. This is a challenging and rewarding position with responsibility for a wide range of counselling, support and community programs.

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• Masters level education in social work or related field • A minimum of 3 years non-profit management experience. • Demonstrated experience and competence with financial administration, human resource management in a unionized setting, contract management, program and fund development. This is a full time position with salary commensurate with education and experience beginning July 2013. To review a detailed job description, go to www.ncsc.kics.bc.ca. Further inquiries may be directed to Lena Horswill, retiring Executive Director, at 250-352-3504 Ext: 223 Submit resume and cover letter to: Attention: Julia Bennett Chair of Recruitment and Hiring Committee #201 – 518 Lake Street Nelson, BC V1L 4C6 Or e-mail to: ncsc_pat@netidea.com

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Feed & Hay Ginseng tarps 24’ x 80’ for shade or windbreak. Inexpensive and attractive solution for hay shed, livestock shelter etc. $150 each. 250-558-8322. Quote available for installation. Hay for sale, barn stored, 1st crop, $4.00 bale, 70 lb bales. 250-546-3371 250-309-5910.

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 Bichon-Shih-tzu pups 2males 1st shots, dewormed, litter trained. Available immediately. 1-250-832-3337 Himalayan Siamese kittens, ready to go, litter box trained, loving nature, $150. 491-1142 WOLF Hybrid Cubs. Reserve now. Sun Valley Wolf Kennels Kelowna (250)-765-4996 www.sunvalleywolfkennels.com

Auctions FALCON SELF STORAGE In accordance with our Rental Agreement the following tenants are in default of their rental contract: UNITS: #1026 Keith Tate #2058 Melissa Ness #2112 Paul Lambert #2059 Alicia Ethier Contents will be auctioned at Cody’s Auction at 134-1135 Stevens Rd. Kelowna, BC. on Wed, March 20, 2013 at 6pm. Any effort to stop the Auction must be made before the close of business atFalcon Self Storage Ltd March 18, 2013.

Building Supplies 8 Flat Trusses 30’ long $50each obo. 4 flat trusses 25’ long $40each obo. 70’ of 2” custom steel railing, In 5 sections b/w 23’-17’ long, $700 obo. 2 urinals equipped w/flush handles, $300/each obo. Cafe style serving counter. Seats 10, glass display, cash register, d/w, m/w areas. Cabinets, drawers. Lazy susans x2, Sink. Fully wired, must see! Cost $12,000 asking $4,500. 250-938-5749

$100 & Under 3 white pantry cupboards, exc. cond., 4 shelves, 6x29.75x15, $100 for all. (778)753-3222 CLOTHES Dryer, $75. Phone: 250-765-2789 FIVE Drawer Metal Filing Cabinet, Letter Size, $75. Phone: 250-765-1633 INGLIS Washer, $95. Phone: 250-765-2789 WHITE 36” Screen Door, Like New, $75. Call: 250-765-2789

$200 & Under Apt size light oak fireplace, can also be used as corner unit, $150 OBO, 778-753-3222 Round, Oak Dinette Set with 4 Chairs, $150. (250)762-8715

$300 & Under FRIGIDAIRE Upright Freezer, Excellent Cond, 58.5x28x28.5 $225 OBO (778)753-3222 KING Size Mattress, Frame & Boxspring, Paid $1200, Good Quality, $300. (250)762-8715

$400 & Under TAUPE Sofa bed, like new. $400 (paid $800) Call (250)451-9423

Free Items FREE 1970’s Stereo. Lissen speakers, Lenco turntable, Sony amp. Call 250-768-2774 FREE pick up, appliances or any kind of metal, $10 for electronics. 765-9303, 801-9975 Free pickup, of aluminum windows, wire, pipe, air conditioners & batteries. 250-717-0581 FREE Pick-up of used bicycles that you no longer want. Ok if need repair 604-800-2104 FREE P/U- Appliances, Rads, Batteries, Old machinery & vehicles. Harley 778-821-1317 FREE TV console in oak cabinet, works great, moving need to give away. Call Bob (250)878-5766. FREE York weight bench. Straight bar, curl bar, 100lbs vinyl weight. 250-768-2774

Furniture

TWO Ultramatic Genius Beds, Paid $6000/each Selling for $2000 for both. (250)768-2645

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

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 www.rtccontainer.com

Gold & Silver. Private buyer buying coins, jewelry, silverware, nuggets ect. I can come to you! Todd 250-864-3521 Local Coin Collector Buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins + Coin Guy: 250-863-3082 PURCHASING old Canadian & American coin collections & accumulations. 250-548-3670 RECORDS Wanted, Pandosy Books #138-1889 Springfield Rd. nr. Bulk Foods, 861-4995

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Commercial/ Industrial Property

Misc. for Sale AT LAST! An iron filter that works. IronEater! Fully patented Canada/U.S.A. Removes iron, hardness, smell, manganese. Since 1957. Visit our 29 innovative inventions online at; www.bigirondrilling.com or Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON. 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. Beachcomber 578 Hybrid Hot tub, hush pump system, everlite mood lighting, reflex foot massage, jet seats. Seats 6-8 people, Great condition, needs new cover. $9000 New, Asking $3500 obo. Phone 1(250)503-4652 BIG BUILDING sale... “”This is a clearance sale. you don’t want to miss!”” 20x20 $3,985. 25x24 $4,595. 30x36 $6,859. 35x48 $11,200. 40x52 $13,100. 47x76 $18,265. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca DUFFERIN Pool Table, top of the line, oversize 8x4, all acces. lights, cues, scoreboard, pictures, bar, cover, etc. $2,500, Phone: (250)762-2576 FOR RESTLESS or Cramping Legs. A Fast acting Remedy since 1981, sleep at night, proven for 31 years. Online: www.allcalm.com, Mon-Fri 8-4 EST 1-800-765-8660. SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD online: www.Norwood Sawmills.com/400OT or call 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT. STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or check us online at: www.crownsteelbuildings.ca 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

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 - SOLD! Accent Homes 250-769-6614 NEW Lakeview Family home at Sierras 2440 Old Okanagan Hwy.3bdrm 2bath 1188 sq. ft. from $159,900 tax in. Accent Homes (250)-769-6614

Real Estate

OFFICE for Lease: 1000 sq ft + heritage house conversion. Updated. Downtown Vernon. Great for medical/ dental/massage/professional. Wheelchair accessible. Cabinetry included. Ample Parking on site. $1000/mo. Call to view: 250 308-2266. Available immediately.

Houses For Sale

2013 DEPRECIATION REPORTS: Dynamic Reserve Fund Studies Inc. is ready to assist your strata development. Don’t delay. For professional and timely service CALL 1-855-853-8255 or go to www.DYNAMICRFS.COM.

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1bdrm apt., 55+, NS, ND, NP, Appls. Neat & Clean. Gordon Manor near Capri Centre. Avail March 1, $795, 250-764-5151

Mobile Homes & Parks

2Bd Apartments, Newer Bldg. near Orchard Park. $825/mth, Heat Included. 250-860-1128, fdhs@shawcable.com

CANADIAN built SRIs in quiet Belaire Estates MHP. Sound investment with head lease to 2054 & undergound services including natural gas immediate occupancy on show homes or custom order to suit your budget. Call Lake Country Modular, 515 Beaver Lake Rd.(adjacent to SRI’s factory) 250-766-2214 www.LCMhomes

Bach&2BD Pandosy St. Adult building very clean W/d Heat incl’d, NP. NS. Walk to hosp. $625-$995. 250-878-0136

MOBILE home pads available. Located in a quiet park in the scenic Village of Nakusp. Only 3 minutes to the hospital, town, boat launch, and beach. 20 minutes to the Hot Springs. Nakusp is a hub for heli skiing, cross country skiing, hiking, fishing and numerous other activities. Pad rent $265.00 per month. Also a 1996 mobile for sale. For more info email us at nakuspmhp@telus.net or call us at 250-265-1730

Misc. for Sale

BARBER Rd. Rutland. Brand new, 1bd+den. 2 full bths, Avail Mar 1. NS, NP. DD & ref’s req’d. $1000. Call 306867-1893, 778-753-4500 Condo in Playa De Sol building (L.Mission) 2bdrm + den, $1500. Paul: 250-864-7504 SPACIOUS 2bdrm apartments close to Capri Center Mall in newly renovated building. F/S, D/W, A/C, hot water, undrgrnd parking, laundry services avail.NS NP $875 + utils Call to view. 250-860-7416. CENTRE of Kelowna. New affordable lux 1&2bd, 5appls, ug prking, NS/NP. 250-763-6600. www.rentcentrepoint.com

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UPPER Level of house for rent. 3bd, 2bath, on FriesenV Rd. NS NP NP $1500 inclN utils, cable & int. day 250-762-i 3141, after 6pm 250-862-6821 k a l d r AVAILABLE Now, two(2) ground floor retail units, at 1511 Sutherland Ave., 4 corner stop, #103 is 1820/SF & #107 is 1684/SF. Base rent $12.00/SF + common of 1 2bdrm West Kelowna Unit, $3.95/SF. Royal Pacific Rlty t Avail now. Reno’d, 5 appls, 604-765-3658 Bob Curell or i incl’s new w/d & parking, NS, Keith at 250-448-6797 1 NP. $900 +utils, 250-767-6330 n Email: rcurell@telus.net r Coscto/Springvalley 2,000sqft, DOWNTOWN ground floor of-i Reno’d SxS, 4bds, 2bath incl fice space for rent at 1476 St.1 bsmnt. D/W, A/C, fenced. Paul Street. Approx. 100 sq ft.s $1,350+utils. NS/ND/No Pets. Bright open office seekingf Avail now. 250-763-5217 compatible tenants. SharedN Reception,Boardroom Admin-i istrative support and fax/color printer available. $450/month.1 Available April 1, 2013. CallE 3bd + den in Black Mtn for $ 250-717-0506. $1500 + 60% utils. Attach dbl A garage, Paul: 250-864-7504 1 3Bdrm 2bath Lakeview main L floor Rancher w/ dbl garage #1Capri Area, furn’d, cable,A $1400 includes utils. Avail. w/d, w.internet, quiet. Month-u March 1 NP NS 250-718-8182 ly/weekly, Available. 862-9223 R 1 CENTRAL Okanagan, Newly Avail, furn rms/suite, DT, Cenrenovated, 7bdrm & 4.5bath. tral, quiet & clean, w/d, int., Large family rm, 778-821-4361 cbl, utils, $475+,250-861-5757 LAKESHORE Rd across from FURNISHED Room, sep ent.,2 Gyro Beach. 4bd House. kitchen, laundry, 1block tob $1200. Avail Apr. 1st. No Pets. bus, shopping, beach, 2blks to$ Call 250-763-7419 OUC. $550+DD incl. utils.C Working male/student. March Nice view, 3bdrm (1700sqft.) 2 1st 250-801-4668 evenings 3.5 bath, garage, $1250/mo. s (1000sqft. shop also avail.) Room $450 & small trailerf 250-766-2835, 250-575-6533 $475, tv/cbl/utils incl. matures male only, 861-8907,317-2546 r ROOMS from $430. No drugs,w NP, No parties. 778-478-9331,t e 250-300-9839. While we try to ensure all b advertisements appearing in n c the Kelowna Capital News 2 are placed by reputable i businesses with legitimate $ offers, we do caution our GLENWOOD HOMES 2 Supportive living for seniors, readers to undertake due s SPECIAL RATE, all meals i diligence when answering & house keeping, 24hr on any advertisement, particusite monotoring. Private 2 larly when the advertiser is room with onsuite. 766 A Glenwood Ave. $1200/mo. n asking for monies up front. A Phone: 250-300-3436 g Refund Policy s Our ads are non-refundable C l when booked for less than 4 r weeks (12 issues), when Avail today, furnished roomN cancelling a 4 week ad you includes cable & wi fi, sharedq will be refunded in weekly common living area $600/mor increments only, calculated and 1 room @ $550/mo Ref’sC Disability ok. (250)860-7146 f at the appropriate discount h level. Refunds not available l for 1/2 price promotion. N m & BEST DEALS IN KELOWNA! Q Affordable 1, 2 & 3 Bdrms. AC, near schools, N shopping & bus route. Insuite laundry H.Up’s. 2 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

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Auto Accessories/Parts

Cars - Domestic

Trucks & Vans

Very clean, quiet, lrg room. N/S or smoke outside. Prv. TV in room w/full cable. Shared kitchen, living room & dining area, washer/dryer. Utils./wireless internet incl. Easy biking distance to UBCO, on bus route. $700.00 (250)864-7511.

AAA Service 24/7, Cash For Cars. Call Paul Haul (250)808-9593

2000 TOYOTA 4 Runner SR5, fully loaded, power sun roof, leather, only 124,00 km fully serviced+ safety checked. $11,900. (250)864-5414.

Suites, Lower

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1BD., furn. Semi-priv. Ste, Mature person, NP,NS $650. Util. incl. Ref. req’d. 250-765-0746 1BD, Mission area, ns, nprtys, np, $785/mo. Avail March 15 ref’s. req’d. Suitable for working or student. 250-764-4928 1BD. Off McCurdy, sep entry, suitable for student/ single professional. f/s, w/d, bus rte, NS, NP, $750 util/cbl.net incl.’d. April 1. 778-753-4722 1BDRM + den bsmnt suite in Ellison on acreage, utils incl, $800, 1 pet, NS, shared lndry, Avail April 1, 250-470-2576 1BDRM suite. Rutland area. Laundry, sep entry, NS, NP, Available April 1st. $850/mo utils/cable/internet incl’d. DD& Refs req’d. (250)-215-7749 1Bdrm W/O Orchard setting close to UBCO, bus rte, Rutland Bench. Avail. March 1st. Parking. $700/mo 870-3294 2BD legal suite Rutland. Nr. bus & shopping. 4appl, ns, np. $900 + utils. Avail March 1st. Call 250-765-9870 2 Bdrm bright sunny walkout suite, washer/dryer, add’l freezer fridge, fully furn, no smoking inside, n/p, quiet resp. tenant. All utilils incl. w/TV in living room & access to TV in both bdrms. Within easy biking dist. to UBCO on bus route., $1,425.00 unfurnished pricing can be discussed call 250 864-7511 2bdrm legal suite, walk out, includes utils., NP. NS. $1050/m. Call 250-769-9068 2bd, Rutland, 4 appliances, sep. entry, NS, NP, $900 utils incl’d, April 1st. 250-717-0587 2BD S.Rutland, near amens. All utils/cbl incl. ns/np/np. Avail now. 899-2195, 448-4843 Avail now, Rutland N. 2bd legal suite, near school, bus & shops.$850+utils.250-863-2180 Close to Hwy. 33 & shopping, level entry, 1500sqft., 6 appls, responsible adults or seniors, NS, NP, no pets, parking, quiet area, $975 + DD, Refs req’d. Phone: 250-765-4495 COUNTRY 2bd suite, 20mins from town, hydro & int incl, horse boarding available or lease, $900. 250-491-1142 NEWER 1bdrm suite, avail immediately. Own entry parking & nice yard. $675 incl utils. Quiet area in East Kelowna, NS, NP. Clean resp person. 250-712-2247 250-869-9663

Suites, Upper 1, 2, 3 bdrm suites available in West Kelowna. Starting at $550.00 up to $875.00 Great location, well kept, nice & clean. Sorry no pets, must have ref, 250.768.2411 ext 223 1427 Athans Crt. Very close to DT. 1bd legal suite, $650 All incl. DD, 1 working man, Avail March 15. Call: 250-762-7275 2BDRM, 1bath, brand new, $850 utils included. Available April 1. Parking & close to parks/schools, (250)765-2858

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. Winfield, 2bdrm, 1bath, upper floor suite on farm acreage. Avail immed., $800/mo incl utils & cable. Shared laundry, pets neg. Call: (250)766-2249

LYLE’S TOWING. FREE REMOVAL of unwanted vehicles. Pay up to $1000 for good vehicles. Lots of used parts for sale. (250)-765-8537 to advertise in the Capital News, the Vernon Morningstar and the Penticton Western News! Call 250-763-7114 or email your ad to classified@kelownacapnews.com

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Recreational/Sale 1995 Citation Supreme 26’-RL 5th Wheel, Loaded, lrg f/s, microwave. Bathroom & shower separate. Exc cond. $13,000. obo. 250-542-2838

Scrap Car Removal 1AA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Up to $100 cash for full size vehicles. 250-899-0460 AAA Service 24/7, Cash For Cars. Call Paul Haul (250)808-9593 ARMOUR TOWING Will meet or beat all competitors pricing, Call: 250-801-4199

Legal

Legal Notices NOTICE is hereby given that creditors and others, having claims against the Estate of REGINA MARY ROOZENDAAL, formerly of #18-970 Springfield Rd., Kelowna, BC, V1Y 8T1, deceased, are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executor, c/o Mary-Lou Huculak 625 Kincaid Rd Kelowna, BC V1Y 8T1 on or before March 25, 2013, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Mary-Lou Huculak, Executor NOTICE OF CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: THE ESTATE of CATHERINE CHRISTINA CORMACK, deceased, formerly of #1241831 Parkview Cresent, Kelowna, British Columbia, V1X 7G7. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Catherine Christina Cormack are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executor, Community Western Trust Corporation, at #4081708 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna, British Columbia, V1Y9S4 on or before April 5, 2013, after which date the Executor, will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice

Towing AAA Service 24/7, Cash For Cars. Call Paul Haul (250)808-9593

Trucks & Vans 1996 Ford F150, 4x4, lifted, 300, straight 6. HD Custom Bumpers, Hitch front & back, some rust, great bush truck. Comes with snow tires. $3000 OBO. 250-515-1804

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Cars - Domestic 1986 Ford Ltd Crown Vic. Auto all power excel. cond. 5ltr 302 $1500 (250)717-0581 2006 Gmc Seirra 1/2 ton 6 cyl. standard, 5 speed, 760,000K $9000(250)860-5709

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: Estate of HELEN PASCHKE, Deceased, formerly of 2425 Orlin Road. West Kelowna, British Columbia. Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of HELEN PASCHKE, are hereby notified under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executrix at 221 – 3011 Louie Drive, Westbank, BC, V4T 3E3, on or before, March 29, 2013, after which date the Executrix will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executrix then has notice. JOAN SCHROEDER, Executrix by Porrelli Law, Barristers and Solicitors, ATTENTION: Nancy E. Fish, telephone: (250) 768-0717.

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Tenders

INVITATION TO TENDER T13-025 Blasting Services Sealed tenders, clearly marked on the outside of the envelope with the words “T13-025 Blasting Services” will be received at the office of the City Clerk, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna, BC up until 3 PM, Local Time, March 21, 2013. Tenders will be opened publicly at that time. There is a non-mandatory site meeting on March 13, 2013 at 10 am PST at the Glenmore Landfill Office, 2105 North Glenmore Rd, Kelowna, BC. The City reserves the right to reject any or all tenders, to waive defects in any bid or tender documents and to accept any tender or offer which it may consider to be in the best interest of the City. The lowest bid or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. Tender documents may be obtained at no charge from the City of Kelowna website or from the City of Kelowna Purchasing Branch, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna BC V1Y 1J4. kelowna.ca

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Transportation CLASSIC 1966 FORD RANCHERO 302D/8 Auto p.s.p. disc brakes, cosole shift, power bucket seats. 99% restored in 2010. Safety inspected. Too much to list, can drive every day. Looks Excellent. $6250 250-870-1108 anytime

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PEANUT ID#291563

ADULT GUINEA PIG ABYSSINIAN CROSS MALE

My name is Peanut. I was brought in when unfortunately my owner was moving and could not take me with them. I am a really friendly little guy once I get to know you. I love my carrots and head rubs. I enjoy cuddles and will purr to let you know I am enjoying it. I lived in a house with a dog so I don’t mind them, as long as your dog will be okay with me. Good news is Guinea Pigs aren’t nocturnal, so I won’t keep you up all night.

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HARMONY

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ZIPPY

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ADULT DOMESTIC SHORT HAIR CROSS SPAYED FEMALE

My name is Faith and I came to the shelter with my sister Hope. I am a little on the shy side, (it took me a little while to come out of my shell) but am very quick to come over and shower you in love. My sister and I have been together our whole lives, and do wonderful together so if you are interested in two cats please consider us! Due to my shy nature I would be best in a home with no young children to stress me out. If you want a cat who loves to cuddle and bond with, look no further.

ADULT DOMESTIC SHORT HAIR CROSS SPAYED FEMALE

Hello, my name is Harmony! I came to the shelter in hopes of finding my forever home! I am your typical Siamese… very personable and affectionate - yet independent and zany! Would do best in a home with no children as I tend to like my own space. I do get along with other cats and LOVE people! If you know the breed or would like to meet me, please ask staff for an introduction.

ADULT BORDER COLLIE CROSS NEUTERED MALE

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JAX

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Jax is a very nice dog who is waiting for his new home - yours? He seems to be a very social dog who would do well in an active home. He is just getting used to walking on a leash, but he is picking it up quickly and it should be no time before he’s got that task mastered. He has not been exposed to cats nor children. The Border Collie breed is an energetic dog who is also very intelligent and we believe Jax has those qualities. Basic obedience classes would be a bonding experience between Jax and his new family. If you already have a resident dog, we require you to bring him/her to the Shelter to do a meet and greet with Jax to be sure everyone gets along. Please bring in all your family members to meet this wonderful dog.

ADULT DOMESTIC SHORT HAIR CROSS NEUTERED MALE

Hello, my name is Zippy. I was found in a nice person’s garage in January, very cold, hungry and underweight. Upon vet examination, I was very dehydrated and malnourished. After emergency treatment and a wonderful foster family to help me put weight back on. I am now awaiting my forever family to take me into their hearts. I can play shy due to all the overwhelming stress in my life lately, but I am very affectionate and would love the opportunity to fit into a family. If you would like to meet me, please ask staff for an introduction.

ADULT BOXER, BORDER COLLIE CROSS-NEUTERD MALE

Mickey was surrendered to the Shelter in order for us to find him a more suitable home. He is a young dog who loves to go running and walking. Plus, he still needs to burn off all the excess energy. If he does not, he may get into trouble by digging. But that can be a bonding experience between you and he. He has learned some manners and definitely food motivated. He was described by his previous owners as friendly, playful, outgoing, affectionate, loyal and also protective. He is good in the car and has lived with older children. If you believe Mickey would be a god fit for your home, please ask the Kelowna Dog Staff to meet him one-on-one. He will quickly charm you and he’s handsome to boot!!!

MICKEY ID#290879

NOTICE OF GENERAL MEETING KELOWNA BRANCH OF THE BC SPCA

Saturday March 23, 2013

1 – 2 pm

3785 Casorso Rd Kelowna

Special Guest: Craig Daniell, CEO BC SPCA Refreshments Provided To Elect members of the Community Council for the branch, as well to conduct any other business of the Branch. Anyone can attend. Members are eligible to vote. Annual Membership: $25 Regular, $15 Seniors For further information on the meeting, Branch Membership, or to obtain a copy of the draft agenda, please contact Kelowna Community Council at cckelowna@spca. bc.ca or call the Shelter at 250 861-7722. A copy of the Constitution and Bylaws of the Society is available at: http://www.spca.bc.ca/about/governance-accountability/ governance-docs/

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DOTTY ID#287851

ADULT DOMESTIC SHORT HAIR CROSS SPAYED FEMALE

I am a very special little girl who loves to interact with people! I am still young and energetic so I would suit an active family. Due to my curious nature, I can sometimes become easily overstimulated so I would do best in a home with no young children. If you would like an introduction, please ask staff to meet me! You will fall in love with my petit but ‘full-of-love’ package!

KYRIE

CHANDY

SOOKIE

ID#289822

ID#259064

ADULT RABBIT REX CROSS NEUTERED MALE

Because Chandy came to the Shelter as a stray, we know nothing of his history. That being said, he is quite friendly. He loves servings of his Romaine lettuce and carrots and doesn’t mind being handled. He is already neutered. Chandy doesn’t like the company of other rabbits nor cats. We would like to see him go to an experienced rabbit owner. He really needs a permanent, loving home away from the Shelter because he’s been in our care for over a year - yes - over a year!!! If you have any questions or would like to meet him, please speak with the Kelowna SPCA Shelter Staff for an introduction!

ADULT DOMESTIC MEDIUM HAIR CROSS SPAYED FEMALE

My name is Kyrie and I was found wandering as a stray. I am an independent individual who prefers short cuddle sessions until I am comfortable. I do well with other cats and would suit a home with a low-key family with no young children to stress me out. If you would like to meet me, please ask staff for an introduction. I cannot wait to meet you!

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ADULT DOMESTIC SHORT HAIR CROSS SPAYED FEMALE

Hi everyone! My name is Sookie. I was surrendered and am now awaiting my forever, loving home. I love affection and am very interactive, I love to roll over on my back and paw away at the air! I would do well in a home with a family who has time to spend with me as I thrive on attention and have lots of love to give. If you would like to meet me, please ask staff for an introduction. I can’t wait to give you cuddles!

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CUISINE from Jude’s kitchen local choices As winter draws to a close and fresh, local, seasonal vegetables and fruits are in short supply, we turn to dried fruits like cranberries; vegetables grown indoors in B.C. like mushrooms, cucumbers, tomatoes and some lettuce; winter keepers like onions, carrots, parsnips and turnips; and the very first sprouts of spring, like asparagus, which should soon appear out of the thawing soil. We purchased a whole pig last fall from Gelderman Farms in Abbotsford and have been thoroughly enjoying it this winter. Their pigs are raised using only vegetable products and no therapeutic antibiotics are used. As well the family’s animals are permitted to run about and root in the ground as pigs are in the habit of doing naturally. We raised our own pigs when we lived on our acreage in the Cariboo and they were the cleanest critters we ever kept, and had tons of character. They’re very clever and can easily be taught, unlike turkeys, who are dumb as posts. Locally-raised meat is generally far superior to that which has been imported from far away, just as is true of fruit and vegetables. Plus, you’re supporting your own friends and neighbours in your community, province or country, and keeping that money circulating locally. For more recipes featuring local foods, pick up a copy of my book, Jude’s Kitchen, which is organized seasonally, so you can be inspired by what’s available fresh and locally, throughout the year.

Risotto with Asparagus This pairs beautifully with the pork, but a drizzle of blue cheese sauce would also be yummy. 4 c. (1 l) vegetable stock 1 tbsp. (15 ml) butter 1 tbsp. (15 ml) olive oil 1 c. (250 ml) finely-diced onions 1 c. (250 ml) arborio rice 1/2 c. (125 ml) dry white wine 1 c. (250 ml) chopped asparagus 1 tbsp. (15 ml) butter 1 c. (250 ml) fresh chevre 2 tbsp. (30 ml) blue cheese sea salt and black pepper, to taste 2 tbsp. (30 ml) chives or parsley Heat stock to a boil, then reduce to a simmer, ready to gradually add to the rice. (Chicken stock works well instead of vegetable stock.) Melt the butter in the olive oil in a deep frypan over medium heat. Chop the onion finely and add, sauteing until soft and translucent. Add the rice and move it gently around

the pan with a wooden spoon until every grain is coated in the olive oil and butter. Add the wine and cook, stirring occasionally until the rice has absorbed it before adding a half cup of the hot stock. Stir in and let simmer over medium heat until that has nearly been absorbed and add another half cup of hot stock. Continue stirring in hot stock, a half-cup ladle-full at a time, until the rice is softening and getting creamy, but it is still firm to the bite, about 20-30 minutes. You should have a ladle-full or so left. Stir in the asparagus pieces and cook for a minute or two, then add the chevre cheese and stir in, then the crumbled blue cheese. Taste for seasoning and if needed, add the last ladle of hot stock so the risotto is creamy, and salt and pepper, if necessary. Garnish with finely-minced fresh herbs. Serves 4.

Pork Stuffed with Spicy Mushrooms JUDIE STEEVES / CAPITAL NEWS

We found the combination of onions, mushrooms, spices, Craisins and pine nuts was great in this and the crisp crumb crust helped keep everything inside nice and moist. Pair this with your favourite pinot noir, one of my favourite grape varietals. 1 pork tenderloin, butterflied 1 small onion 1 tbsp. (15 ml) minced ginger 1 garlic clove 1 c. (250 ml) minced mushrooms drizzle of oil 1 tbsp. (15 ml) butter 1/2 tsp. (3 ml) cumin powder 1/2 tsp. (3 ml) coriander powder pinch of cardamon powder 1 tsp. (5 ml) garam masala salt and pepper, to taste 1 c. (250 ml) day-old bread 2 tbsp. (30 ml) dry sherry 1/4 c. (60 ml) Craisins 2 tbsp. (30 ml) toasted pine nuts flour 1 beaten egg dried bread crumbs Cut the tenderloin (about a pound) in half so it will

fit in the frypan, then butterfly each half, making two lengthwise cuts on opposite sides, one in the middle of the top third and one in the middle of the bottom third of the tenderloin on the other side and lay it out, gently rolling thick parts even. Prepare the stuffing by chopping up the onion finely and mincing the ginger, garlic and mushrooms. Heat a drizzle of oil in a frypan over medium heat and add the butter. Saute the ginger and onion until soft, then add the garlic and spices, then the mushrooms. Cook and stir for a few minutes until they’re all cooked and soft and well-mixed. Add Craisins, a sweetened, dried cranberry, and mix in; then add day-old bread crumbs, drizzle with a little sherry and mix well with the rest of the stuffing. Cool and then spread this mixture over the butterflied pork pieces, after first seasoning each lightly with salt and pepper. Roll them each up snugly and wrap tightly with plastic wrap, then refrigerate to firm up, about an hour. Remove the film, dust each with flour and roll each in beaten egg, then in dried bread crumbs. Heat butter in an oven-proof frypan large enough to hold the tenderloin pieces and quickly brown the crumb crust over high heat. Put the pan into a hot (400 F) oven for 10 or 15 minutes, until just cooked through. Slice to serve. Serves 4.

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

Some simple guidelines for readers of Jude's Kitchen

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

*I generally use sea salt *fresh ingredients top frozen or canned *organic products are my first choice *wherever possible, I use whole grains, not processed *include a variety of them, when possible *wherever possible, I use fresh herbs

*fewer quantities of dried herbs are needed than fresh *I use extra virgin olive oil *I use grapeseed or olive oil to cook with *I don’t deep fry *feel free to substitute. I do *have fun in the kitchen *encourage others to as well


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