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Public must add private property to Myra Bellevue Park Judie Steeves STAFF REPORTER

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Family not feeling ‘Justice for Ashlee’ CONTRIBUTOR

More than 90 people, many wearing pins saying “Justice for Ashlee,” gathered in a Kelowna courtroom Wednesday to hear Justice Geoffrey Barrow sentence Ashlee Hyatt’s killer to nine months in jail and another 27 months under conditions in the community. He had initially given the girl, who was convicted of manslaughter in November, more time under conditions in the community, but had to rescind it be-

cause it exceeded the three year maximum for youth sentences. “It’s not enough,” said Ashlee’s dad, Greg Hyatt, outside court. “I think he could have given her more time in custody.” “It could be worse,” said mom Charrie Hyatt. “We got the maximum we were allowed in our Canadian justice system. So I guess I should be happy.” Ashlee Hyatt, 16, was fatally wounded by another 16-year-old girl at a drunken house party in Peachland on June 2, 2010. Hyatt and another girl, the court heard, believed the youth,

who cannot be named, had cheated on her boyfriend and confronted her. The confrontation became physical and at one point the girl said “I’ll stab you” to Hyatt. Soon after, Hyatt was wounded twice in the head area. The second wound, which severed an artery, proved fatal. Barrow found that the act was not premeditated or planned and that the knife used in the stabbing had come from the house where the party was held. “I cannot believe this was started by a stupid, immature





argument,” the youth told the court during the sentencing hearing. “I deeply regret…the choices I made,” she said. “My remorse is incurable and will never leave me. My life is filled with sadness and regret.” “I’m so sorry for that night and the damage I caused…I wish I was the one that died,” she said. For the Hyatt family, those words did not ring true, with Charrie calling it a “fake

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Delicate Spring Beauties dot the hillside alongside the trail and there’s the sound of water murmuring through the grass on its way into a nearby pond and wetland. Tall firs and pines dot the field and grow thicker up the hill, but there are also darkened spires where the Okanagan Mountain Park wildfire of 2003 swept through this part of Myra Bellevue Provincial Park. Although this wetland, fed by Peterson Brook and Hachey Creek, has been treated as part of the park, complete with several major trails crossing through it, it’s not actually owned by B.C. Parks. In fact, there’s a total of 40 acres that’s almost entirely surrounded by the park that’s actually private land, and, with construction of a couple of subdivisions adjacent to the park in recent years, any access it might once have had is now gone. Isabel Pritchard lives nearby and has for the past 40 years, but she’s been going into the area that is now park since she first moved to Kelowna in the mid-1960s. She rides her horses there and has even helped to build some of the trails as part of her involvement with the Friends of the South Slopes. That group of volunteers has an agreement with B.C. Parks for management of the lower slopes of the 7,829-hectare rambling park, created out of the Land and Resource Management Plan for the Okanagan, a process that was completed in 2000. Pritchard is concerned that the property’s owner, a numbered company that purchased it in 2006, now wishes to develop the property. She says as long as the previous owner had it, there were no structures built on the property or activity on it, so it was managed as part of the park. When Myra-Bellevue was created, she said FOSS tried to contact the owner, but there was never any response.

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Discarded NDP candidate ready to run as an independent Alistair Waters ASSISTANT EDITOR

Dayleen Van Ryswyk may not be the NDP candidate for Kelowna-Mission any more, but that doesn’t mean she going to sit out the upcoming provincial election. Van Ryswyk has told Global Okanagan television she plans to run as an independent in the May 14 election. And yesterday she tweeted that she has received a lot of support since comments she wrote on a online community forum in 2009 decrying what she feels are “handouts” for aboriginal people came to light. “Maybe it’s time for a truly independent voice,” tweeted Van Ryswyk. In her interview with Global, part of which was posted on the station’s website Tuesday afternoon, Van Ryswyk admitted her comments were “inappropriate.”

But she said they to live together as one stemmed from a frusand to be treated equaltration she still has, and ly. one that many others The disgraced forshare, that settlement mer NDP candidate with aboriginal people said she was asked to for past injustices has resign as the Kelowalready been made. na-Mission candidate Calls to Van Ryon Tuesday and did so. swyk by the Capital Party leader AdNews for comment rian Dix subsequentTuesday and Wednesly called Van Rysday were not returned. wyk’s comments “unDayleen Van Ryswyk Speaking to Global, acceptable” and said Van Ryswyk called her a replacement candidate 2009 comments about aboriginals and would be named soon for Kelowher 2010 comments about the use of na-Mission. Liberal Transportation French in Canada “inappropriate,” but Minister Mary Polak, who had publicadded she made them four years ago ly demanded Dix fire Van Ryswyk as when she was not running for public a candidate earlier Tuesday morning, office. called the comments “hateful.” She also hit back at the LiberVan Ryswyk can run as an inals, saying they released only parts of dependent if she pays the $250 fee, what she wrote in 2009 and 2010 and collects the signatures of 75 nomindid not include her call for everyone ators and files her nomination papers

before April 26. Yesterday, she said when she wrote her comments four years ago she was angry and since then has come to believe “thousands” of people agree with her. But she said despite that anger, she now feels that saying what she said was not OK. “I’m not that type of person,” she said. The online comments, published in several postings over a few days in 2009, took aim at government support for aboriginal people, saying she felt it was time her generation stopped paying for the “mistakes of the past” when it comes to recognizing how aboriginal people were treated in Canada. “Enough is enough already,” she wrote. “In my opinion, we have paid out debt a thousand fold. It’s time to move on, heal and grow. If native people are to be the proud nation they keep talking about, then stand

on your own two feet and hold your heads high. There are a lot of things to be proud of, stop dwelling on the past because, like the economy, the gravy train bubble will eventually burst too.” Polak said such comments are not appropriate for someone who wants to sit as an MLA in B.C. A year later, Van Ryswyk, was back on the same Castanet community forum, complaining about the use of French at the opening of the Vancouver Winter Olympics. She wrote she was tired of French being “stuffed down my throat.” “This isn’t Quebec, it’s Western Canada. We speak English here.” She wrote she was offended that French was spoken first at the opening ceremonies. She said Tuesday she has since learned that French is the language of the Olympic movement and now understands why it was used.


New road sign campaign encourages witnesses to report impaired drivers Wade Paterson STAFF REPORTER

Riley Russell made a responsible decision Jan. 13, 2012. After her band rehearsal, she went to a friend’s house to visit a couple of her friends who had been drinking. Upon her arrival, the friends indicated they wanted to go out to the bar. Since Russell had not been drinking, she quickly offered to drive them. On the way home from dropping her friends off safely, Russell was hit head-on by an impaired driver. “I broke both femurs, both ankles, both feet, my left orbital. I had a number of internal injuries as well as many lacerations and bruising,” said Russell. “I am still in a significant amount of pain…I’ve probably got another two to four years of healing to

go.” Russell stood about 100 feet away from the scene of last year’s crash Tuesday as she—along with Kelowna Mayor Walter Gray, RCMP members and Mothers Against Drunk Driving representatives—unveiled one of several Campaign 911 signs. Campaign 911 is a public awareness initiative that encourages citizens to report impaired driving by calling 911. “I chose for funds to go toward this campaign because I know a lot of my friends thought it was not appropriate to call 911, when they suspected (impaired) driving,” said Russell, who also volunteers for MADD. “These signs are there reminding people that even suspected impaired drivers are an emergency. “It gives me some hope that maybe the im-

paired driving numbers will go down.” Wentworth Music supplied the majority of funding for the signs. “Riley is one of our students at the music school. When she got hit by the drunk driver, we immediately wanted to help,” said Noel Wentworth, vice president of education/media at Wentworth Music. “We were already working on a concert and decided to make it in benefit of Riley and raise money for her. Riley decided all those funds we raised should go toward MADD—(specifically) Campaign 911.” The campaign began five years ago and is now in more than 70 community across Canada. “This is a community involved program. What is so important is that the community can become part of the solution by

calling 911,” said Denis Dubyk, national president of MADD Canada. “Impaired driving is 100 per cent preventable. It’s the number one criminal cause of death in Canada—that needs to change.” Const. Kris Clark added Kelowna has one of the highest rates of police-reported impaired driving in the country. “That really does speak to the need for community engagement and further education in regard to impaired driving and dangerous driving behaviours,” said Clark. “We encourage the public to call 911 for impaired drivers or suspected impaired drivers…if the person’s driving behaviours are dangerous, call 911.” A total of 12 signs have been installed in Kelowna at the following locations:

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Anja Rietdorf wants to make the world a brighter place. Three years ago, the German national immigrated to Canada as a livein caregiver only to find herself out on the street when her job did not work out as planned. She was alone in a new country with limited language skills and no

friends she could call on for help. And all she could think about was how she would love to cycle across Canada and see the great country she had dreamed of joining. “I just focused on this dream, this goal,” she said, explaining how the whiff of hope her cross-country ride provided kept her going as she found new work, new community and new con-

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Culinary writers to share ideas Judie Steeves STAFF REPORTER

If you’re considering publishing a cookbook, or you work in the food and wine industry and need to communicate with editors, or you’re already a food writer, join other colleagues at the fourth Okanagan Food and Wine Writers Workshop in Kelowna, April 28 to May 1. Not only will delegates learn about what editors look for, they’ll also have a chance to sam-

Jennifer Cockrall-King ple local fare created by renowned local chefs and wines from local wineries, notes organizer Jennifer

Cockrall-King, author of Food and the City: Urban Agriculture and the New Food Revolution. So far, writers from Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta and B.C. have registered for the conference, but there are still some spaces, she says. The event is at the Delta Grand Hotel. “I try to strike a balance between our workshops, designed to help writers bring their careers to the next level, and giving them a taste of the

extraordinary richness of the Kelowna culinary and wine scene,” Cockrall-King explained. As well as the learning and tasting opportunities, writers find they meet fellow food communicators and network with others in the industry during the conference, she adds. For more details or to register, check out www. okanagan––foodandwinewritersworkshop. com.

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Free day of family-friendly fun The Kelowna Art Gallery is pleased to announce a free full day of art activities and Family Sundays programming on Sunday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Everyone is welcome,” said Nataley Nagy, executive director at the Kelowna Art Gallery. “We felt the best way to thank all of the sponsors, artists, businesses, partners, volunteers and community who made our recent Appetite for Art Fundraiser such a success, would be to open our doors and invite them to join us for some of the activities they helped support.” The Appetite for Art Fundraiser and Art Auction, held on Saturday,

March 23 gallery, raised more than $25,000 to support ongoing educational and children’s programming. This includes school tour programs, Family Sundays, Art Adventures camps, art programs for the vision impaired, and CONNECT—an art program for adults with developmental disabilities. The Kelowna Art Gallery also has recognized the contributions by financial sponsors, Oland & Co., Birgit & Brad Bennett, KPMG, Farris, Vaughn, Wills & Murphy LLP and Stan Somerville along with media sponsor CBC Radio One. More than 200 guests attended Appetite for Art and enjoyed food

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atan must have been strapping on the ice skates last week, or at least wondering if he needed to put on a warmer jacket. Amidst rapidly mounting public outrage, the president of the Royal Bank of Canada issued a public apology last week. At issue was a move by Canada’s largest bank (which, incidentally, turned a record profit of $7.6 billion last year) to outsource its IT department to an international company, which

would use 45 temporary foreign workers to do the work. To add a final topping of insult to injury, the about-to-be-laid-off workers were expected to train their contracted replacements. This is not a recipe for public relations happiness. In fact, it could hardly be worse. Hence the public apology from RBC president Gordon Nixon. The good news is he promises to ensure the employees will be found new positions elsewhere in the bank’s operations. Prime Minister Stephen

Harper has vowed to reform the temporary foreign worker program, which he said was intended to provide “temporary help in cases where there are absolute and acute labour shortages.” But the bad news is it turns out that lots of companies, including Tim Hortons and A&W, find they have an acute shortage of skilled workers in their sector as well, necessitating the need for hiring temporary foreign workers. Companies have been outsourcing call centres for customer service

and similar activities to other lands for a long time, so displacing Canadian workers is nothing new. But bringing in workers on temporary permits and paying them less to do the same job has become rampant. According to some statistics, temporary foreign workers are employed by 33,000 Canadian companies to fill more than 200,000 positions in all areas of the economy. When you compare that to the number of Canadian citizens out of work, those figures are more than just bad PR.

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t didn’t take long for the Kelowna ridings to gain B.C.-wide attention for the provincial election. The ink on the election writ was hardly dry when the NDP candidate for the Kelowna-Mission riding, Darlene Van Ryswyk, was forced to quit. The culprit for Van Ryswyk was not that uncommon in the social media world of today—she allowed herself to express her true inner voice thoughts online to a community online forum in 2009 and 2010. Those comments are outlined in a story by assistant editor Alistair Waters in today’s Capital News (page A3) and online at our website, so I don’t need

to reiterate here. The general gist was Van Ryswyk had some issues with aboriginal people, that the non-aboriginal has paid native people back “a thousand fold” and it was time for the current generation to stop paying for mistakes of the past. She also voiced her discontent that French was spoken first at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics opening ceremonies despite the fact it was a Western Canada and not a Quebec event. The comments were unearthed


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by the Liberals, as transportation minister Mary Polak issued a press release earlier this week, demanding the Kelowna businesswoman resign for her controversial comments, labelling them as “hateful” and unacceptable to British

Columbians. NDP leader Adrian Dix was forced to go into damage control and nip this story in the bud, calling the comments by Van Ryswyk “unacceptable” and accepting her resignation as a candidate. And there is probably some frus-

tration there for Van Ryswyk, who was probably saying what many other political candidates, some even elected, are thinking as well. They just didn’t opt to post their views on the Internet. Which is likely also why she is eyeing a run in the Kelowna-Mission riding as an independent. The NDP dropped the ball in Van Ryswyk’s case by not thoroughly checking her background as to what comments she had posted online. One would think in this day and age, that would be a priority at the top of the candidate vetting list. While her legitimacy as a candidate for the NDP may have been severely damaged, that the party quick-

ly abandoned her without an opportunity to at least try and offer some context for her comments says something about how tightly scripted this NDP campaign will be. It’s the NDP’s election to lose, and any unwanted distractions, or candidates, that get in the way of that objective will be quickly dispatched. There is an adage in the political election game that all politics are local, that a politician’s success is directly tied to his ability to understand and influence the issues of his or her constituents. But in this instance, local politics don’t fit right now with the NDP’s provincial ambitions.

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Alienation to apathy to electoral paralysis To the editor: Re: Important To Get Young People To Vote, Allan Coyle column, April 11 Capital News. With the provincial election ahead of us, the old adage of “bad politicians are elected by bad citizens who do not vote” comes to mind. That’s why it’s important for all citizens and particularly for young people to give meaning to their citizenship and vote. It’s been said that in a democracy decisions are made by a majority of the people.

That really is not true. Instead, decisions are made by a majority of those people who make themselves heard and who vote. Just about half of eligible voters in B.C. stayed away from the polls in the 2009 provincial election. Worse even, only 27 per cent of registered young eligible voters, aged 18 to 24, bothered to go to the polls to affirm their right and, some may say, their duty as citizens. Perhaps our political journey from alienation to apathy to virtual electoral paralysis reveals that, indeed, there once was a time when

we did care enough and that, in an odd way, apathy in itself has now become a formidable political statement. That said, it was Dan Quayle (former vice-president of the United States, serving with the elder George H.W. Bush 1989-1993) who has been credited with discovering the “real” reason for low voter turnout when he revealed: “A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls.” E.W. Bopp, Tsawwassen


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Read the Capital News, Walter To the editor: Kelowna Mayor Walter Gray should attempt to try and read a Capital News every now and then, (letters to the editor to be specific), as he clearly does not know or just does not care about our city and its horrid state overall. I have read many arti-

cles calling out our sad sack of a mayor the past few months yet nothing is getting done to fix the problems addressed by so many. He, Walter, obviously does not care or concern himself with such letters. I am really hoping the voters will notice this and

not re-elect him come election time as he is acting like he just does not give a crap about our city and many people’s concerns. If that is the case, than he is an idiot. I have read many articles about our city’s poor ranking, many eyesore buildings such as the

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Mayor Gray is ‘gambling’ with his re-election bid To the editor: Affordable housing for citizens is a concern for all progressive cities in the western world. However, Kelowna Mayor Walter Gray takes a different tack. He cites five mobile

park closures in which he has been involved. He stated that mobile home owners are “gambling” and are renting land at the whim of the landlord. The landlords’ (and apparently the mayor’s) whims are not concerned


with providing affordable housing to Kelowna citizens. The displacement of the tenants at Hiawatha should, in the words of the mayor, “prove a lesson” to those unable to secure $300,000+ for the average Kelowna mortgage.

The hardships imposed on senior citizens with fixed incomes and young families receiving service industry wages are apparently due to their “gambling” propensity when seeking shelter. Perhaps if Mr. Gray

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Electricity rates have almost tripled under Fortis To the editor: Re: Electricity rates. I have noted in recent issues of the Capital News an increasing number of letters complaining with dismay over the high cost of electricity as provided by Fortis via their two-tier billing system. I have lived in this fair city for 27 years and built my current home in 1989. At that time I was encouraged by the local supplier, then West Kootenay Power, to install a heat pump system with electric backup heating as the most economical use of electricity. I have upgraded the system over the years. I was satisfied

with the system in providing clean, dust-free heating at a reasonable price. When West Kootenay was sold and subsequently passed through several owners ending with Fortis, costs immediately began to rise from around .04 cents per Kw/h to the current .11769 cents. Fortis has consistently, year by year, applied for rate increases amounting to almost tripling the rates. It would appear that the British Columbia Utilities Commission hasn’t seen a rate increase it didn’t like. Fortis begins charging the new rate (temporarily of course) before it is

formally approved. These power companies encouraged and supported consumers to use systems that are now prohibitive to operate. I can afford their rates but I am sure there are many, particularly pensioners, who can’t. I recall recently of a single, pensioner lady living in a mobile home park receiving a bill of over $1,100 for two months. I know from my own neighbours that bills ranged from $750 to $1,145. These companies encouraged the use of electricity during the times when it was their only source of revenue but now that they are in gas


Thank you Bill Vander Zalm To the editor: This is to give a big thank you to Mr. Vander Zalm for a job well done. The day the HST went down was a great day of celebration as I enjoyed

my Orange Julius drink 35 cents cheaper due to the removal of the HST. I wish to extend a big thank you to Mr. Bill Vander Zalm for championing the cause on behalf of all

the people of B.C. It could not have been done without him. Thank you Bill! Donna Samson, Kelowna

distribution as well they have abandoned or are forcing the very people they encouraged to switch through higher rates many people can’t afford. There could be some form of rate relief for those homes using electric heating. I can recall some years ago Manitoba Hydro had separate rates for home heating. Finally if, as some of your readers say, the BC Hydro rates are 24 per

cent lower than Fortis, then the BCUC should be taking some positive action to equalize the costs to consumers rather rubber stamping rate increases for Fortis. I would encourage your readers who are caught in this dilemma to not only write to the Capital News but also to Fortis and the BC Utilities Commission. Edward Gaillard, Kelowna

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Instead of creating a new industry-wide B.C. Cherry Council with mandatory fees, cherry growers have decided to set that initiative aside. But the Okanagan-Kootenay Cherry Growers Association is changing, both in name and in scope, to better tackle the work to be done. It will now be known as the B.C. Cherry Association which is simpler, better describes the production region, and reflects its broader scope, explains president Christine Dendy. It’s now more like a trade association and members include not only

growers but also packers, researchers, brokers, and others involved in the cherry industry. Its structure has also been changed, delegating major functions to two committees: market and research. Dendy said hopes earlier this year of forming a B.C. Cherry Council that would represent all growers and levy a fee per acre to go toward market development, research and promotion, did not work out. She said growers understood the challenges facing the industry and strongly supported the role proposed for the council. But the concept of a weighted vote was opposed by a number of the smaller growers, and the Industry Development Steering Committee did not wish to see the initiative politicized and turned into a divisive industry issue. The difficulty is that 20 per cent of growers produce about 80 per cent of the fruit, while the other 80 per cent of growers

produce the other 20 per cent of the cherries in the province, she explained. The growth the industry is facing, both in B.C. and in adjacent Washington State, means a lot of work has to be done to promote B.C. fruit and expand markets for it, she explained. The restructured association will continue to work on access to new markets such as China and to put money into research efforts, but it will be made up of those who are prepared to join and commit financial support to industry development, she said. Efforts to gain access to the Chinese market are moving along, said Dendy, and preparations are being made for possible shipping of the first cherries this summer. “We’re cautiously optimistic that continued talks and exchanges of information will result in trade conditions we can work with,” commented Dendy. It’s expected that Chinese authorities will visit the Okanagan in July to


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Two chefs to square off at Cabana’s Gourmet & Grapes contest DeHart from A13 Community Hall, 2466 Main St. The next Opry show is Sunday, April 28, 2 p.m.

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email Watch for the Kelowna Yacht Club Boat Show Saturday/Sunday, April 27 and 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free, but bring a canned food item for the food bank. There will be music, great food, prizes and hundreds of boats. Dairy Farmers of Canada and Cabana Bar and Grille will host Gourmet & Grapes on Sunday, May 5. This year Ned Bell, partner of Cabana (and also executive chef of the Four Seasons Vancouver) and Ray Bear, executive chef of Rush Restaurant and Nova Scotia Chef of the Year, will go cleaver to cleaver with Iron Chef Okanagan. There will be many food and wine stations. This is one event you will not want to miss. Call for tickets at 250-763-1955. Senior to Senior Total Home Services will host a Spring Fair for seniors on Wednesday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Okanagan Mission Community Hall, located at the corner of DeHart and Lakeshore. Come see various local vendors and

seniors groups as well as speakers at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Topics include seniors’ safety and social activities. Free admission. Call 250-8264100 for more info. www. Festivals Kelowna is looking to fill three twoyear appointments to its board of directors. Application forms are available on by Friday, April 26. Call 250-868-3326. Birthdays of the week: Peter Burleigh (April 18); Lance Kayfish (April 18); Nick Pisio (April 18); Shel Jacobsen (April 18); John Goncalves (April 19); Sue Martin (April 9); Cleoffe Curalato (April 19); Bill Winter (April 21); Kevin Cutting (April 22); Peter Weeks, Kettle Valley Graphics (April 22); Chris Koutsantonis (April 22); Ellen Walker-Matthews (April 23); Jim Stuart (April 23); and Mary Krupa (April 23). Maxine DeHart is a Kelowna hotelier and a City of Kelowna councillor. Phone her at 250979-4546, email

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enjoy music, drumming, street food (available for purchase from TNT Dynamite Foods), and meeting the creators of Dig Your Neighbourhood: Kelowna’s North End. There will be a free prize draw, as well as an opportunity to preview the works in the winner’s package. “The artwork in Dig Your Neighbourhood was created from research in local archives, interviews with residents, and from students spending time in the neighbourhood,” said Nancy Holmes, associate professor of creative writing in the UBCO Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies. Dig Your Neighbourhood has inspired diverse, student-produced artworks. These include a cal-

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said Holmes. “By lavishing the neighbourhood with loving and playful attention, we hope to encourage residents to see the North End neighbourhood as truly special.” The Eco Art Incubator, a research project funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada and administrated through professors Holmes and Denise Kenney, also with the faculty of creative and

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Human rights activist to speak in Kelowna As a fundraiser for the Little Women for Little Women in Afghanistan non profit group, Canadian human rights activist Sally Armstrong will give a talk in Kelowna about her experiences. The event takes place at the Rotary Centre For The Arts, 421 CawstonAve., on Tuesday, April 30, starting at 7:30 p.m. In her new book, Ascent of Women, Armstrong writes about why women and girls are the way forward in the fight for human rights around the globe, and introduces readers to the leading women who are making change happen, from Nobel Prize winners to little girls suing for justice. Tickets for Armstrong’s presentation are $20, students $15, available at Mosaic Books (250-763-4416) and CanScribe Career College (250-448-4670).

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ISABEL PRITCHARD and her dog Bonita are frequent users of the trails in Myra Bellevue Provincial Park, including those that cross private property within the park, but they feel the public should own that land. Trails and trail markers help riders, hikers and cyclists keep on the trails through Myra Bellevue Provincial Park, including these ones on private property inside the park. Public from A16 In 2004, after his death, it was offered to FOSS, but that was immediately after the wildfire so the group of volunteers was wrapped up in trail repairs and trying to make the park safe enough to reopen it to the public, so it was suggested B.C. Parks purchase it. No one at the ministry was able to discuss the outcome of that overture prior to the Capital News deadline. The Crawford Trails, which became part of the provincial park with its creation in 2001, used to include a trail called the Little Farm Trail or Meadow Trail, but Peter-

son Brook spreads out over a large chunk of the property every spring on its way to the pond and wetland, where Hachey Creek also runs. The creeks are seasonal, but Hachey goes underground and reappears further downstream for much of the year, Pritchard says. The main Fairlane Trail and Fairlane Loop trails both cross the property, complete with bridges over Peterson Brook and the popular Lost Lake Trail, which was once a logging road, crosses a corner of the property. Pritchard feels strongly that the property should be publicly-owned so it can continue to be used by the

public and so that the creeks and wetland areas are protected. The property is an important wildlife corridor as well as a public recreation area and home to sensitive wetlands, she maintains. “Lots of people use it every day, and they probably aren’t even aware that it’s private property and not part of the park. I can’t imagine it surrounded by a six-foot fence,” she says. If you agree with her that the property should be maintained for public use, or are interested in making a donation to help that happen, contact her at 250-764-4533.


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‘You can’t apologize if you’re saying you didn’t do it’ Family from A1 apology.” The court has heard that the girl, who had been “ostracized” in Kelowna, continues to maintain that she did not stab Ashlee that night. “You can’t apologize if you’re saying you didn’t do it,” Charrie said. During the sentencing hearing, Crown asked for two years in jail and a one year community supervision order for the girl,

but Barrow said such a sentence would violate the sentencing principle of handing down similar sentences for similar crimes. The defence’s request that the girl serve her sentence in the community, arguing jail could “do more harm than good” for a girl who isn’t street smart, was also rejected. Such a sentence is “not sufficient to hold (her) adequately responsible for her actions,” said Barrow.

Ashlee Hyatt “A human life has been taken…her degree of responsibility is high,”

he said. Barrow expressed condolences to the Hyatt family for their loss, but noted that “Ashlee’s life will not be measured by the sentence I impose.” Barrow sentenced the girl to nine months in custody and a nine month community supervision order. After that, she will be on probation for 18 months. She must also provide a sample of her DNA and is banned from possessing firearms for 10 years.

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Unforgettable marathon for Kelowna runners

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In eight previous trips, Keith Parks had experienced his share of memorable moments at the Boston Marathon. Not surprisingly, nothing compares to the events of Monday afternoon for the 52-year-old paramedic from Kelowna. Parks had already completed the 42.2 km (26.2-mile) run and was back in his hotel room when two bombs detonated near the finish line, killing three people and injuring more than 170 others. “I was actually all showered and ready to go when the explosions rocked the hotel,” said Parks, who was staying at the Marriott, a block away from the finish line. “There was a big plume of smoke and people were

running up the street in panic mode. “I knew it was a bomb,” Parks added. “As a paramedic, we’re trained in that area, so I knew what it was and it was a terrible feeling. I was with two of my friends and said ‘this is bad, we gotta leave here.’” Parks had just come from one of his more satisfying efforts at the Boston Marathon with a time of three hours 29 minutes eight seconds. He was one of nine people from the Central Okanagan who completed the race, none of whom were physically harmed by the blasts. In the confusion and aftermath of the explosions, Parks said he was fraught with concern for the safety of other runners he knew from the Okanagan, while also trying

to get word to his family back in Kelowna that he was safe and sound. “Right up to that point, the weekend seemed perfect,” said Parks. “I needed a good time, I was using Boston to train for Vancouver in three weeks and I was really pleased. Then to have that happen, just sort of changes everything. It’s already changed how I think. “Running is just a pure thing,” he added, “and to see how a split second can change everything, can change a life, is just overwhelming. My heart goes out to those people and families who have been hurt by this.” Still, Parks assures nothing will keep him from returning next year for his 10th appearance at the world’s most prestigious marathon. “It’s terrible, there

are no words to describe it. But it won’t deter my dreams and goals, I’ll be back next year.” Like Parks, Pat and Corrine Gable are also leaning towards a return trip in 2014 to compete in the Boston Martathon. Initially, the Kelowna couple had planned on moving onto a new challenge next year, but the tragic events of Monday may convince them to rethink their options. “This was going to be our last (Boston Marathon),” said Pat Gable, who has run in five Boston Marathons, while Corrine has run in four. “But now, Corrine and I will probably be back. This community puts everything into this event, their absolute heart and soul goes into this and we feel that should be honoured. We don’t want to

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Mustangs’ Hart California bound Warren Henderson STAFF REPORTER

Between the sunny oceanside weather, an aesthetically pleasing campus and a solid academic reputation, Alex Hart already had ample reason to lean towards the University of California-Santa Barbara. Throw in the basketball program’s past record of success and there wasn’t much else the

6-foot-11 Kelowna product needed to know to make his final decision. The Immaculata Mustangs’ star post player this week accepted a full-ride scholarship offer from UCSB to pursue an education and play NCAA Div.1 basketball with the Gauchos. “I’m excited about the opportunity,” said Hart, who paid a visit to the UCSB campus on Saturday, before making a




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commitment on Sunday. “Their program there has a good, strong history, the team seems pretty cohesive, and the campus is very nice. I feel like it’s the right decision and a good fit for me.” Hart, who led Immaculata to the B.C. A boys’ basketball title this season, was seriously courted by several other Div. 1 schools, including the University of Hawaii and Washington State. Had Hart chosen to stay home in Canada and play, the UBC Okanagan Heat would have been his most likely destination. Mustangs head coach Dino Gini is excited for talented 17-year-old. “Of course we would love to see him play in our backyard, he knew (Heat coach) Pete Guarasci and I wanted him here, but this is a fit that looks like it is best for Alex,” said Gini, who first coached Hart in Grade 5. “(Santa Barbara) was very aggressive on him from the beginning. Overall, we had 15 Div. 1 schools looking at him. (UCSB) made him a great offer and Alex looks pretty comfortable with this choice.” Averaging more than 35 points per game this season, Hart was instru-

mental in leading Immaculata first to the Okanagan title, then the first ever provincial A boys’ championship in the school’s history. While Hart was often the tallest player on the court, Gini said he brings much more to the game than just physical stature. “What makes him unique is his mobility and his footwork, which are both tremendous for a tall guy,” said Gini. “He also has an ability to play the perimeter and shoot threes, he has really good touch. He’s worked hard, too. He could have easily fallen back on his height, but he didn’t and just kept working to get better.” Gini said Hart will only continue to mature and improve as he grows older and gains experience at the university level. Currently weighing in at rather slender 210 pounds, Hart expects to fill out to about 235 or 240, making him even tougher to handle for opponents on the inside. “Alex really has an unlimited skill set,” Gini added. “When he gets up there (weight) I think you could see something comparable to Kelly Olynyk (Kamloops). If


IMMACULATA’S Alex Hart will attend the University of California in Santa Barbara this fall on a basketball scholarship Alex sticks with it, I don’t think the NBA would be out of the question.” With his university career yet to begin, Hart assures he isn’t looking quite that far ahead. For now, Hart is simply anxious to get on with the next chapter in his life

in Southern California. “I’m looking forward to living away from home,” said Hart. “It’s not like I’m excited to leave Kelowna, but I know it’s going to be a really good experience for me. I really want to play at the next level and I feel like I’m

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Speed keeps couple safe Boston from A17 al issues, Pat said the two intended on running considerably slower. However, the Gables settled into a comfortable pace and came across the finish line about 25 minutes earlier than expected—and just 27 minutes before the explosions struck. “We were in the pickup area, about 500 metres away when both explosions went off,” said Pat Gable. “There was this immense cannon burst, followed by smoke. It was 27 minutes after we had come across the line. A 4:25 time would have put us right there at that time. As Corinne said, somebody must have been looking after us.” The events of Monday overshadowed a number of memorable performances by Okanagan athletes. In addition to Parks, Kelowna’s Cindy Rhodes, 56, finished an impressive


KELOWNA COUPLE Pat (left) and Corrine Gable ran in their fifth and fourth Boston Marathons, respectively. eighth in the women’s 55 to 59 division and 4,831st overall in three hours 15 minutes 32 seconds. Liz Borrett, the oldest Kelowna competitor at 74, was second in the women’s 70 to 74 age division in 4:00:34. Peachland’s Ryan Onyschuk had the fastest time of all local runners at 3:00:18.

The results for all local runners were: Ryan Onyschuk (3:00:18), Cindy Rhodes (3:15:32), Liza Burgess (3:21:45), Keith Parks (3:29:08), Myung Randall (3:39:04), Laurelee Nelson (3:42:32), Pat Gable (3:59:299, Corrine Gable (3:59:30) and Liz Borrett (4:00:34).

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tossed nine innings of six-hit ball for OC, while Marcus Drewery pitched a scoreless 10th for the win. Joel Lamont scored the winning run on a sac fly by Austin Weisgerber, who had three RBIs in the game. On Sunday, OC’s bats were alive and well, scoring 28 runs in a pair of victories. The Coyotes beat VIBI 12-2 in a game called after six innings. Righthander Tanner Collins went all the way on the mound for the win. Offensively, Brian

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Elias and Braden Heyland each had a pair or RBIs as OC had 10 hits. In the weekend finale, OC had 16 hits ann route to a 16-6 win over TRU. The Coyotes jumped on Wolfpack starter Danny Moore for 10 runs in the first three innings. Garrett Weisse had four RBIs, while Andy Scott, Austin Weisgerber and Curtis Mazerkewich added two RBIs apiece. Drewery earned his second win of the weekend in relief. After a slow start to the season, the Coyotes are now 6-6, good for third spot in the CCBC.

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Thistletown, also found himself at the wrong end of a disputed split decision. Fighting at 57 kg Senior Novice Yokomoto scored often with the straight right against Ren Villarin from Calgary. Yokomoto boxed again Sunday in an exhibition with former Western Canadian Champion Colin Adams from Cranbrook. He again displayed a strong right hand against the more experienced boxer. Brady Anderson, Thistletown, boxed an exhibition at 69 kg Senior Open with Sasan Haghighat-Joo from Maple Ridge. Haghighat-Joo was named Golden Boy as the tournament’s outstanding boxer. Anderson put in a strong performance and counter punched effectively. Masters Competitor George Sanders, 56, of the Kelowna Boxing


was able to land several successive punches with combinations. Ajay Boparai, Kelowna Boxing Club, was avenged in a cross town rematch with Thistletown’s Austin Riggs at 64 kg Youth Open. Riggs was the aggressor and pressed the fight as he did in his victory over Boparai at the Mancini Fight Night card in Kelowna last October. This time Boparai was able to counterpunch effectively, particularly with combinations in the third to earn the decision in a very close bout. Anthony Haines, Kelowna Boxing Club, dropped a tough split decision contest with Justin Virk of the Trojan Horse Club in Surrey at 70 kg Senior Novice. Haines gave up 6 inches in height and pressed the fight to battle on the inside. Virk landed enough jabs from distance to earn a controversial nod. *Shingo Yokomoto,

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Heat give to KidSport of their own, including a whopping six from Sarah Allison, to add an additional $400. In total, the Heat were able to contribute $900 to KidSport. KidSport representative Carolyn Gillespie was overwhelmed by the Heat contribution. “A big thank you to the 2012-2013 UBC Okanagan Heat men’s and women’s basketball teams for their support and willingness to sponsor KidSport in Kelowna,” said Gillespie. “This three-point event has assisted in giving more kids an opportunity to experience the positive benefits of organized sports in our community. We look forward to the annual event.” The director for athletics and recreation on UBC’s Okanagan campus Rob Johnson couldn’t say more about the positive work of KidSport and their partnership with

UBC Okanagan varsity athletics. “UBC Okanagan and Heat athletics are very proud to be able to provide some small measure of assistance to the wonderful work being done by KidSport,” said Johnson. “It is an organization that impacts every young athlete, as they all know someone who benefited from its work, and realized that their team was stronger as a result. Supporting KidSport is a tremendous way to support your community.” This is the second straight year this exciting partnership has taken place between KidSport and the Heat. Last season in the final home game, also versus Thompson Rivers the Heat connected on a combined nine threes, raising $450 for the charity. Sarah Allison was the driving force behind the donation. Her six




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West Kelowna Warriors send two players in trade deal


The West Kelowna Warriors have announced the players to be named later after a trade deadline deal this year saw the B.C. Hockey League club acquire two players designed to push for playoff success this past season. Defenceman Matthew Berry-Lamontagna, 19, and rookie forward Brent Lashuk, 18, will both be joining the Coquitlam Express for the 2013-14 season. The players were part of BCHL trade deadline deals that brought the Warriors Coquitlam Express captain Mitch Nardi, 19, and Danny Gayle, 20, from the Fort McMurray Oil Barons. “Making deals is never easy, it`s something that is part of the game,” said Warriors head coach/ GM Rylan Ferster. “This year we tried to put ourselves in a position to have a chance in the playoffs, and to get something you have to give something. As an organization we want to wish both Matthew and Brent all the best and thank them for their contributions both on and off the ice” Nardi played in just 19 games for the Warriors registering three goals and four assists. Unfortunately he missed the entire playoffs after suffering a concussion in the Warriors third last game of the season versus Victoria and will move on next season, as he was already committed to Lake Superior State University to play NCAA hockey. The 20-year-old Gayle will not be with the Warriors next season either, as he played his final games of a junior career in West Kelowna, where he had nine points in 21 games. A Winfield native, Lashuk had nine goals and 11 assists in 42 games in his rookie year. Barry-Lamontagna, from Vancouver, played in 50 games for the Warriors and had 11 points from the blueline.

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Although they declined the optional canoe ride, a few members of West Kelowna council made good on their promise to get a firsthand look at the issues surrounding Green Bay Tuesday. Mayor Doug Findlater, Couns. David Knowles and Carol Zanon and chief administrative officer Jason Johnson accepted the offer from the Green Bay Property Owners’ Association to see how the bay has become infilled with waterborne sediments from the surrounding uplands. Findlater said he was already aware of the issue, but the tour further illustrated how shallow the water is throughout the bay. “I’d seen the problem from standing up on Boucherie Road. You can see the sedimentation at certain times happening and the discolouration of the water,” said Findlater. “Now you see really how shallow it is down here—it is extremely shallow.” Last month association president Gary Gylytiuk, along with director Jim Tait, asked the district for support in the group’s effort to create a local service area for the purpose of funding a dredging project in Green Bay. The proposed dredging would create a 30-metre wide main channel that will stretch from the entrance of the bay to within 100 metres of the other shore, according to Tait. A secondary, 24-metre wide channel would also be created.


GREEN BAY Property Owners’ Association president Gary Gylytiuk measures the

depth of the water Tuesday in Green Bay. The association is looking to dredge the bay, which has become infilled with waterborne sediments from the surrounding uplands. “I’ve noticed, every year, it’s more challenging to get in and out of the bay because the sediments keep building up,” said Tait, who has lived in the Green Bay area for six years. “I’ve seen a couple of boats come into (the bay) during a windstorm— they come into the middle and they get stuck.” The property owners’ association suggests the infilling of the bay is due to years of neglect “Nothing has been done to stop the continuing sedimentation and pollution of Green Bay,” Tait told council last month. The district is interested in gauging whether or not property owners are willing to pay a portion of the project. “We asked the association to canvass their members to see what degree of support there is for making a substan-

tial contribution from the residents,” said Findlater. Tait said early indication shows a considerable level of support for the dredging plans. “I think we’ve got 80 per cent in favour at this point—we still have some (surveys) that are not returned,” said Tait. The association has received approval for the dredging of Green Bay from the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, as well as Transport Canada. The project is estimated to cost $360,000; the association has stated it is willing to pay onethird of that cost. They have proposed the rest of the bill should be paid by the local, provincial and/ or federal governments. Findlater said the district isn’t keen on putting local tax dollars into the project. “We’ve got many higher priorities, but per-

haps we can facilitate this for them with the (federal government) and the province,” said Findlater. “We have to scale this against all of the other priorities in the district… we don’t have unlimited means.” Tait said the property owners are looking for some sort of commitment from the district to support their efforts. “If it means administering the local service area tax, that’s a big plus…not allowing interest to accrue, that’s another.” He added the property owners were happy to see members of council get a close-up look at the problem. “It’s important because when you see it in real life, you visualize it and they can get it in their mind. I think it was positive for them to come.” wpaterson

Grand opening for Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore Habitat for Humanity Kelowna will celebrate the grand opening of the non profit organization’s new ReStore on Saturday, April 20. Festivities will include complimentary coffee and donuts supplied by Tim Hortons, a large cake donated by Save-on-Foods, and a hot dog barbecue, all starting at 11 a.m. with proceeds to benefit Habitat for Humanity Kelowna. The store opens at 9 a.m., with a

ceremonial ribbon cutting at 10:30 a.m. with West Kelowna Mayor Doug Findlater. The ReStore is located at 1793 Ross Rd. in West Kelowna’s Crockford Centre Mall, across from Bylands Nurseries. The new ReStore, the first in the Okanagan, is one of almost 80 ReStores across Canada. Net proceeds from the ReStore support the work of Habitat for Humanity in build-

ing affordable housing in the Okanagan. ReStores sell new and gently used building materials and home improvement items to the public at bargain prices. Through volunteer labour, efficient management and tax-deductible donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and rehabilitates safe, decent and affordable houses with the help of the homeowner (partner) families.

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It’s not exactly where you might expect to find an art exhibit, but then again it may be a perfect fit. InspireHealth will host a reception April 24 at its Kelowna centre to unveil an Art by Nurses Healing Hallways exhibit. Sherri Macdonald, centre manager for InspireHealth Southern Interior, said she instantly knew this was an ideal partnership. “Our philosophies on health and healing are so well aligned. We work to create a healing environment. To work with another organizations that understand what we are trying to accomplish is wonderful,” she said. The exhibit is open to the public on April 24 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the InspireHealth Integrative Cancer Care on the second floor of the Towne Centre Mall, 565 Bernard Ave., in downtown Kelowna. Lynda McLeod, founder of Art by Nurses, feels the same. “When I received Sherri’s call about the possibility of working together and learned of the values of InspireHealth, it was an easy decision to say let’s do it. “Our understanding of the benefits of creative expression is growing. A greater interest is developing in how engagement with artistic and creative processes—both the creation and appreciation of art —enhances ones sense of wellness. “Even so, and although it is the fourth Healing Hallways exhibit that we have

hung, sometimes institutions don’t immediately understand what we are about.” McLeod says the Art by Nurses Healing Hallways provides an opportunity for InspireHealth patients and their families, staff, and volunteers, to experience the power of art as a means of promoting health and ultimately healing. “Through this process of creative sharing, our community becomes united in reducing the burden of illness and suffering and experiences positive changes in quality of life,” McLeod said. Art by Nurses is a not-for-profit organization that uses art to bring nurses from across Canada together. They share the healing qualities of art with the wider community to spotlight their profession, illustrate the benefits of art as a self-care process and celebrate their artistic talents. Fourteen nurse-artists submitted 26 pieces for the InspireHealth exhibit. The pieces include acrylics, oils, batiks and mixed media from nurses spread from British Columbia to New Brunswick. In addition to their works of art, each nurse-artist also provides their “Healing Story” describing how the process of creating their art has contributed to their selfcare. InspireHealth Integrative Cancer Care is a not-for-profit organization currently with three centres in B.C., the Kelowna centre opened last September, and a web-based virtual centre.

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Construction industry welcomes new diploma program A new three-year diploma program designed to educate and train students for the challenges and opportunities of construction management in the 21st century will launch this fall at Okanagan College’s Penticton campus. The Sustainable Construction Management Technology (SCMT) program will be offered within the walls of the Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies and Renew-

able Energy Conservation, a living laboratory and one of the world’s most sustainable buildings. Taking advantage of cutting-edge technologies within a world-class facility, students will benefit from small class sizes and one-of-a-kind curriculum that has been developed to prepare graduates with the skills, vision and perspective to deliver largescale construction infrastructure.

“The SCMT program has been in development for several years,” said Jim Hamilton, president of Okanagan College. “The hands-on experiential learning opportunities afforded by the Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence are a huge draw for prospective students. “Whether those interested in the program are relatively new to the field, or seasoned project managers, SCMT brings together three vital com-

ponents of the emerging green building industry. “At every point throughout the program elements of sustainability are intertwined with the pillars of construction techniques, project management, and emerging technologies. “It is a combination that isn’t delivered anywhere else and it is going to be a very exciting and unique program.” Years of program research and curriculum

development has included extensive consultation with industry professionals. Gord Lindsay, co-chair of the board of directors of North American Construction Ltd., is one of the early advocates and proponents for the program. “This is welcome news. I have been encouraging Okanagan College to develop this program because there is a very real need for people with these skills and knowledge in



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our industry,” added Lindsay, whose company has grown to employ more than 900 tradespeople since its inception in the 1990s. “We deal in large scale municipal and civil projects, as well as heavy industrial projects. Our company—and our clients—will be eager for the graduates of this program.” Patrick Waunch, owner of Rambow Mechanical and the past chair of the British Columbia Construction Association, is another of the local resources Okanagan College tapped into while developing the program. “This is a really exciting time for the construction industry in general,” said Waunch. “The launch of the SCMT program at Okanagan College is going to open the door to a new kind of education and training for construction professionals. “As someone working on the front lines of the industry, I can say there is a real need for this kind of program and for the kind of graduates it will produce.” Trevor Butler has invested time and efforts honing the curriculum for the program. He has an extensive background in green building and design and is the founder of Archineers, an organization that seeks to bridge the gap between architecture and engineering with a focus on sustainability. Butler is a sustainability design consultant and has earned several awards for his work in Europe including the Mile End Park, winner of London First’s Sustainable Project of the Millennium. He says the new program will deliver a practical approach to the challenges of the construction industry. “Today’s construction professional requires it all,” said Butler, who is the college’s lead faculty member for the program. “Competency in construction techniques, project management, and the ability to adapt to new and emerging technologies. “They also need the vision and perspective to meet the sustainability requirements of the 21st century. “The program at Okanagan College will provide the skills to be successful in each of these

areas.” Nara Lee Straw has been waiting patiently for the new program to launch. The Vernon resident has already applied for the September intake. In March, he toured the Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence in Penticton and his interest in the program was only enhanced by the experience.



“I’ve been waiting for this for two years,” said Straw. “This is the best news I’ve had all year.” Straw’s interest in sustainability and construction was born out of an upbringing that exposed him to wind- and solarpower, and the use of recycled materials. As he travelled the world in his later years, he realized that he had an interest in building, and specifically, using different materials and the principles of sustainable architecture. “I have been looking for a program with these elements for some time, but this one really fits the bill,” he said. The program also includes a co-op work term for students who are interested in gaining additional work experience during the program. Financial aid and bursaries are also available for those who qualify. Okanagan College is accepting applications for the program. An information night is being scheduled for Tuesday, April 30, 4 p.m., at the Penticton OC campus. The information session will also be webcast for anyone who is unable to attend in person at For more information about the Sustainable Construction Management Technology program, go online: www.

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Creative and critical studies dean earns significant honour It’s one of the highest honours for an academic from West Africa. Wisdom Tettey, dean of the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at UBC Okanagan, has been elected as a Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences. Tettey joined UBCO in June 2011 from the University of Calgary, where, for two years, he was interim dean of the Faculty of Communication and Culture for two years and later appointed associate dean-designate for Interdisciplinarity in the Faculty of Arts. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and Russian, and a graduate diploma in communication studies from the University of Ghana. He also has a master’s degree in Political Science from UBC, and a PhD in Political Science from Queen’s University. Tettey has been a Killam Resident Fellow at the University of Calgary and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development. While he has lived in Canada for the past 23 years, Tettey retains strong ties with Ghana and is thrilled with this appointment. “It is a great honour to be recognized by the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, the premier institution of its kind in

postcolonial Africa, and to be given the opportunity to join an esteemed group of compatriots,” he said. “Through this honour, the academy continues to acknowledge the accomplishments of members of the Ghanaian diaspora and the contributions that they are making to the intellectual life of the country and within the global academic community.” Tettey’s research covers a wide range of disciplines and his areas of expertise include mass media, political communication, and civic engagement in Africa; the African diaspora and transnational citizenship; information/communication technologies and the political economy of globalization; and international and intercultural communication. He is a recognized international scholar with great accomplishments and he has a broad perspective and wealth of knowledge on many international matters, says UBC Okanagan’s provost and vice-principal Wesley Pue. Being awarded a fellowship into the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences is indeed an accomplishment to be applauded, he adds. “UBC takes great pride in the honour bestowed upon professor Tettey,” said Pue. “The Ghana Academy

is that nation’s counterpart to the British Royal Society or the Royal Society of Canada. Election to any of these bodies is a distinct and rare mark of excellence in scholarship.” The Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences was established in 1959 and was officially opened by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. At that time, it was the first of its kind in Africa and had 20 fellows. The academy currently has a membership of 98 living


WISDOM Tettey has been awarded one of the highest awards for an academic from West Africa. fellows. Over the years

it has become an inter-

nationally-renowned independent think tank that uses its platform to raise critical issues that affect all residents of Ghana. Honourary secretary of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences Ralph Mills-Tettey says election into the fellowship is a lengthy process where a candidate must first be nominated and then undergo an extensive review of publications and teaching credentials. “After the preliminary consideration by the

academy and scaling that first hurdle, the candidate undergoes a process of peer review and assessment of his academic standing and publications,” said Mills-Tettey. “It is therefore a rare honour and recognition for Wisdom Tettey to be so elected.” Tettey will be officially honoured and welcomed into the Academy’s Fellowship during Founders Week, which takes place in Ghana in November.


Balding For Dollars helps out kids with cancer, blood disorders On Saturday, May 4, B.C. Children’s Hospital will be having its annual Balding for Dollars main event to raise awareness and funds in support of children with cancer and blood disorders Balding for Dollars started in 2000 as a one day event created by families, friends, and hospital staff, who raised pledges and in return shaved their heads to celebrate the mandate of “bald is beautiful.” The popularity and importance of the “shave for the brave” has grown and many schools, workplaces, and communities across British Columbia have participated in their own events for Balding for Dollars. Donations can be made on behalf of an individual or team, and all funds support oncology, hematology and the bone marrow transplant programs at Children’s Hospital. Balding for Dollars also recognizes that not just the individual with cancer is immediately affected, but families and friends are impacted greatly as well. Proceeds raised goes towards creating patient and family support, outreach programs, teen adventures, educational bursaries, and wigs, in an attempt to lift some of the difficult emotional weight a family goes through. Participants can sign up to shave their head or to lob their locks, as well as collect pledges on


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TONY WANG (above) is a video-game loving medieval armour enthusiast with a talent for taking

bike chains and bolts one might put on an airplane and make art instead. Carla O’Bee (right) will show her father, grandfather, boyfriend and brother-in-law’s images; their hair has been embroidered in the portraits.

UBCO heralds its fine artists Jennifer Smith STAFF REPORTER

If there is an art show where art for art sake makes perfect sense, it is the end of year show at UBCO. Converting the fine arts department into a massive installation, the fourth year students take the opportunity to show everyone exactly what their time as a student produced before graduating into a world where some will be artists, others waiters and others may just go on to become accountants. This is the hub of a cohort of creative minds and it is never dull, particularly when one considers there likely isn’t a person in the class who could visualize this pièce de résistance when art school commenced. Tony Wang is probably the best example of the radical transformation four years of creative juice and instruction can produce.

He drew a few things to get into art school, he says, but claims he can’t actually draw. “I just see what I want to make in my mind and then I can make it. But I can’t draw it,” said Wang, whose intricate metal sculptures of knights in armour give one the sense he must have carefully planned a pattern. He didn’t. He just takes the old bits of pipes and machine chains, sheet metal and scrap he finds and turns it into an object any little boy would love to play with—and this is likely how he has managed to develop such a talent. “I always look at the pictures first when I read a book,” he said. “I always have.” He takes those pictures, and the figures in his video games, and imagines what it would be like if those characters were toys one could use to play. For parents who fear their violent video game-addicted children’s brains will go to mush, this phenomenal talent will surely make him the

knight in shining armour of the show. And his personal twist on the medieval theme in his work adds the kind of childlike humour everyone will enjoy. One knight rides a hobby horse, and his raptor sculpture has a marshmallow on a stick in its claw, rather than a flaming baton. The sculptures are playful in a way that makes one want to pick them up, and his face lights up like a kid in a candy store as he explains the work. Carla O’Bee is somewhat more serious. Another young student, the intellectual element of her portraits is as important to the work as the image itself, and one can see a young woman shaping the lines in her world through the lines on her canvasses. She is interested in juxtaposing images of masculinity and femininity, drawing both qualities out of her subjects, and is bravely resurrecting her love of crafts by sewing the hair onto

her portraits. “I wanted to mix the craft into the fine art realm,” she said, knowing that, at least traditionally, never the twain shall meet. Her portraits are of important male figures in her life and the embroidery does give them a feminine touch, not to mention a textural quality one probably couldn’t achieve with anything else. Her father’s beard is particularly striking, and one can see the family resemblance between her father’s eyes and her own as she perches above the canvass on a stool. She has created these canvass portraits with embroidery to depict her boyfriend, her grandfather and her brothers-in-law. None of these relatives have seen the images, and they will not do so until the night of the show. See UBCO B3


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t’s time to get shucking! After last year’s huge success, the second annual Oliver/ Osoyoos Oyster Festival will be held from April 17-21 with a rip roaring, five-day schedule. Oyster farmers from the coast are heading inland again, bringing with them their beautiful bivalves to enjoy straight from the sea. Our local seafood specialists, Jon and Anne Marie Crofts, both expert shuckers from Kelow-



na’s Codfather’s Seafood Market, are again onboard supplying a variety of oysters from Canada’s coastal regions. Oystermania will be happening all over Oliver and Osoyoos with restaurants and resorts featuring oyster dishes, different events and special dinners. Event organizers say “Try ‘em raw, scalded and grilled, on bread, on the half shell, fried, in savoury sauces, in salads, on pizza and even des-

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Jennifer Schell serts.” Here is a taste of what’s on the agenda, but go to the official website for the complete event listings. BC Food & Wine Trails Magazine is a proud sponsor of this event and I will be there as well with my cookbook, The Butcher, The Baker, The Wine & Cheese Maker—An Okanagan Cookbook. The festivities began yesterday, April 17, with an oyster-themed long table dinner at Miradoro and continue on today, April 18, with a Bubble, Oyster and Northern Divine Caviar Tasting followed by a pizza dinner at Terrafina Restaurant. On Friday, April 19, wine will take a backseat for a beer and oyster-pairing event.

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Lots of good reasons to watch 42 BEHIND THE SCENE: 42 In 1945, as the boys came back from the Second World War, baseball was becoming the big game and organized baseball had 400 players, all of them white. By 1947 one player was black. Jackie Robinson, who grew up in poverty without a father, would become the first African American to break the colour barrier in the game. Robinson first played for the Kansas City Monarchs in the Negro League and went on to the Montreal Royals—the ‘farm team’ for the Brooklyn Dodgers. The courage it took to withstand the jeers, slurs, insults and abuse from other players—including his own team mem-


Susan Steen bers—must have been just awful. Chadwick Boseman, who plays Robinson does a fine job of portraying a talented man who walks a line between two worlds. Robinson was brought to the majors by Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) who, against all odds, saw that he could create a winning team with the addition of Robinson and fought racism right alongside of the him. Spike Lee tried to make a film about Robin-

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from Outlandish Shellfish grown near Cortes Island. These frilly bivalves are sweet with a hint of cucumber. Judges are: Rhys Pender, master of wine and owner of; Mark Filatow, sommelier and chef; Canadian Culinary Championships British Columbia winner and finale competitor Audrey Surrao, WSET certified and co-owner www.; Cassandra Anderton, food and wine writer and publisher of; and Brad Cooper, Okanagan winemaker and owner of Black Cloud Winery. The signature food and wine event, Art of the Oyster, takes place on the afternoon of April 20 at the oyster festival’s official hotel and sponsor, Walnut Beach Resort. I absolutely loved this event last year—the food, the setting, the creativity of the chefs—all was amazing. Along with wine tastings from participating Oliver/Osoyoos wineries, you’ll see the oyster-themed culinary cre-


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son (#42, the only number ever retired in baseball), with Denzel Washington as Robinson, but the project never got off the ground, perhaps because Rachael Robinson resisted for many years to have a film done. But a few years ago she sold the rights for a film and finally gave her blessing. This is a great cast, many of whom I’m sure, had to stretch to become the racist idiots that they portrayed in the film. Rachel Robinson herself is played by Nicole Beharie and remembers the attacks and threats at its height in 1947. I have always been a big baseball fan and so I loved the film, the treatment of blacks in America at that time is always hard to watch, and particularly difficult as these same blacks had, the years before, been fighting for the very country that now didn’t even let them play a game with “upstanding white folks.” Change took a long time to come. It’s too bad he didn’t live to see the present American President.

w Robinson himself u had10 years with the Brooklyn Dodgers and r opened the door for other greats—Willy Mays and fl Hank Aaron to name just s n a couple. He wasn’t the only t member of the Robin- o son family who was ath- i letic. Robinson’s broth- w er Mathew won a silver medal in the 1939 Olym- i pics when he came in just F t behind Jesse Owens. Who knows what a m toll being the first African u American ball player took r on Robinson, he died a c frail man at the age of 53. e Rachel, who is now 90, went on become dir- b n ector of nursing at the v Connecticut Medical Centre and created the w Jackie Robinson Founda- e tion. On the Foundation a website, there is a photo w of her and Harrison Ford. See this true story, it’s s ( a really good film. I give 42 four reels out l c of five. l 1 w Susan Steen is a local non-profit executive and a w p movie buff. w j

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Continuum at UBCO to April 24

UBCO from B1 The nervous manner in which she approaches the interview, and the flush on her neck as she blushes in the photo, lead one to imagine it will be a very unnerving reveal on her end, even as awesome as the work looks. It’s taken a few years of planning and experimenting to get to this point and she’s clearly excited. On the opposite end

of the scale, Angelica Jaeger—artist name aj jaeger—is a seasoned artist with an in-home studio who is taking the ultimate risk by creating an intuitive, ethereal sculptural installation. She’s been draping the cheese cloth she’s using into round objects, leaving one with the impression of a web of cocoons. “It’s well-planned, but there’s lots of room for openness,” she said, not-

ing her interest is always in having a connection with people. One can imagine the nest-like objects she’s building will be an attraction that sucks spectators in, just as the cocoon or nest sucks its subject into to a safe world connected to nature and the outside world. This year’s show features painting and printmaking, Canadiana sculpture and social media ele-

ments. And just like every other end-of-year show, it’s unlike any other. The UBCO Bachelor of Fine Arts graduation exhibition, Continuum, runs April 17-24 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily and the reception event will be held April 20 at 7 p.m. It is held on campus in the fine arts building, though open to the public. Admission is free.


ANGELIKA JAEGAR, aka aj jaguar, is building a cocoon-like installation out of

cheese cloth—a medium she has not seen another artist use in the same manner.

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positively influenced volunteerism among fulltime workers? Three were significant: Attending religious services weekly, graduating with a university degree, and having school aged children.

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eople who work full-time volunteer more than we realize. Statistics Canada just released a study called Social Participation of Full-time Workers, 2010. Look around your office. For every five co-workers between the ages of 25 to 54, one volunteers five or more hours each month on a regular basis. Employees who have flexible start and finish times to their work day and who have the option of working at home occasionally, tended to volunteer more frequently. The percentage was 26 per cent, or one in four staff. Full-time workers with fixed working schedules volunteered less, at a rate of 18 per cent. The influence of flexible and fixed work schedules remained significant even when factors such as the influence of education, age group, industry, and parenthood were considered. Commuting time does influence volunteer rates. Full-time employees who travelled 45 minutes or more to get to work volunteered at a 15 per cent rate compared to 21 per cent for people who travelled 30 minutes or less. Interestingly, the number of hours worked had no impact on the extent of volunteering. People who worked 50 hours or more each week volunteered as often as those who worked fewer hours. What about the self-employed? Women (35 per cent) were more likely than men (21 per cent) to volunteer regularly. This compared with 19 per cent for salaried workers. Self-employed women more often reported that volunteer work helped them find a job or start a business. What other factors

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lthough it was no surprise that 42 was the number one movie last weekend, the surprise was how well it did.


Rick Davis At $27.5 million, it was the best opening ever for a baseball movie and that includes an impressive list of movies like Moneyball, A League of Their Own, Bull Durham and Field of Dreams. What was even more impressive was audiences giving it a rare A+ CinemaScore (, which is more important than critical reviews because it measures the opinions of Joe Public. This means the word-of-mouth on 42 is excellent, which is the best marketing that any movie could hope for. Although Tom Cruise is getting acclaim for his performance in his new sci-fi action movie Oblivion, it is Oscar-winning cinematographer Claudio Miranda who should get equal billing. His eye-popping cinematography for Life of Pi was a huge part of that movie’s success and he again brings his visual talent to the future landscapes of Oblivion. In the year 2077, Earth has been irrevocably changed after an alien attack 60 years earlier and all human life has been evacuated to Saturn’s moon Titan. Cruise

TOM CRUISE (left) stars with Morgan Freeman in the science fiction action movie Oblivion, opening tonight at the Landmark Xtreme in West Kelowna. plays a security repairman stationed on Earth as part of a massive operation to protect vital resources still being scavenged by the aliens. With only two weeks left before he leaves to join his fellow evacuees, his reality is put into question when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed aircraft. Also starring Morgan Freeman and Melissa Leo, Oblivion opens tonight at the Landmark Cinemas Xtreme 8 in West Kelowna. On the heels of the success of 42 last weekend, another inspirational baseball movie opens this weekend at the Paramount Theatre. Home Run is a faith-based drama about a baseball all-star whose life is spiralling out of control

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after a DUI conviction and a team suspension. Desperate to save his client’s career, his agent sends him back to the small town where he grew up and he is forced to enter a recovery program and coach the local little league team. His young players help him rediscover the joy of the game and give him hope for his future. It is time to start looking forward to the summer movie season with Iron Man 3 opening on Friday, May 3, and Star Trek Into Darkness opening Friday, May 17. Both movies will have sneak previews the night before their official opening and advance tickets are on sale now at www. To get everyone in the mood for Star Trek,

the Landmark Cinemas Xtreme 8 in West Kelowna is exclusively showing the classic Star Trek: The Next Generation episode The Best of Both Worlds, gloriously remastered into a feature-length presentation. This is the episode where Captain Picard gets captured by The Borg and Commander Riker and the crew must go up against a much superior enemy to mount a rescue and save Earth and The Federation. It is showing for one show only next Thursday, April 25 at 7 p.m. Tickets are one sale now at www. Rick Davis is the general manager of Landmark Cinemas 8 in West Kelowna. landmarkwk_gm

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Consume the factual information about the benefits of vaccines Heather Way & Lesley Coates Would you buy pants from a lighting store? Do you remember the old TV commercial that asked the question, “You wouldn’t buy pants from a light store, would you?” The ad was trying to make the point that consumers should go to an expert source that can help them make an informed decision. The commercial ended with a confused man looking down at his pants made of light bulbs. The commercial was funny because it went against common sense. Viewers were left thinking who in the world would go to a lighting store to buy a pair of pants? That’s just silly. We are not just consumers of material goods; we are also consumers of information. We gather information to help us make important decisions. When it comes to information about health, it is very important to make

sure our sources of information are the experts. Unfortunately, in today’s world, anyone can pretend to be an expert. The subject of vaccines is a perfect example—many people without proper training or credentials have claimed to be experts on vaccinations. It’s normal for parents to have questions about vaccines. Gathering information and making informed decisions is part of being a good parent. It’s also just as important to make sure you get information from credible expert sources. To find out if an information source is credible, ask yourself these questions: If it’s a website or document, does it say who is responsible for the information? What are the credentials or training of the person giving this information? Is this source of information trying to also sell a product, service or alternate therapy?

Is the information current and is it balanced? Are there scientific experts who can back up the information? If you are feeling confused by all the websites and people claiming to provide expert information on vaccines, you are not alone. Here are a few good sources for balanced and credible information on vaccines. Start with public health nurses. Your local public health nurses understand that you may have questions about vaccines and they want to help. Public health nurses have a wealth of knowledge and welcome your questions. Don’t hesitate to give them a call. Visit this website to find a health centre near you— By.aspx?type=Location Another website, www.immunizebc. ca, provides solid, evidence-based information on immunizations plus it has a couple great inter-

active features to help you get answers to questions. “Chat with a nurse” allows you to login at scheduled chat times, ask questions, and get answers right away. Not a chatter? No problem. Use “Ask us” to email a nurse at any time and get an answer to your question with three business days. You can also view previous questions and answers. And there is also your family doctor. Always discuss the immunization information you have received from the web and other sources with your doctor or health care professional. Getting the facts about immunizations is important. Check out these tips to help you evaluate immunization information on the Internet. Heather Way is an immunization and communicable disease knowledge coordinator with Interior Health. Lesley Coates is a promotion and prevention communications officer with Interior Health.

The second annual Arthur Cottie Memorial Push to End Homelessness fundraiser is set for May 11. It will be presented by Kelowna’s Inn from the Cold, a local agency that provides a variety of services to those experiencing homelessness in our community. “We dedicated this event in honour of Arthur Cottie, a former client and long-time friend, who passed away in a tragic accident in 2012,” said Tara

Tschritter, coordinator for Inn From The Cold. “We will always remember his smiling face and cheerful ‘top of the morning to ya’ greeting and his shopping cart that was loaded with his possessions, most notably his stuffed toy collection.” The Push to End Homelessness (The Push) fundraiser is a fun-filled, shopping cart scavenger hunt and BBQ with live music that culminates at City Park. Pledged scavenger

hunt participants/teams will meet at 9 a.m. at 1157 Sutherland Ave. to decorate their shopping carts. Departing at 10 a.m., the teams will begin their hunt as they begin their journey to City Park. Participants follows series of clues, which leads them to hidden objects, information, and prizes. Each team is allotted three hours to reach City Park, which is when they will trade their collections for points.

Prizes will be awarded to the teams with the most pledges raised, most scavenger hunt points, and best decorated cart. Many local businesses, organizations, and individuals participated last year by either sponsoring a team, making a pledge to an existing team or donating a prize. For more information about this fundraiser or to reserve your cart, call 250-448-6403 or visit the website


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Kelowna Riding Club to host spring dressage show The first Equine Canada gold-sanctioned dressage show of the season takes place this weekend at the Kelowna Riding Club. The Kelowna Spring Dressage Festival attracts riders from Vancouver, Calgary and across the B.C. Interior. Being a gold level event in Canada, it offers the opportunity for competitors to gain scores for international competition this year. Dressage is known as the dance of the horse and is often compared to freestyle figure skating. It is a harmonious blend of power, beauty and precision designed to improve a horse’s balance and flexibility as well as communication between horse and rider.

The event is free to the public and parking is available onsite at the Kelowna Riding Club facility, 3745 Gordon Dr. There will be a wine and cheese reception at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, hosted by Sears and Buckerfields. The evening will also feature a dressage demonstration from Canadian Olympic hopeful Joni Lynn Peters, of Armstrong, who competes internationally for Canada. Currently long-listed for the Canadian Dressage Team with her mount Travolta, Peters is aiming to qualify to compete for Canada at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janerior, Brazil, in part of Canada’s goal is to qualify for the Team representing Canada at the Summer Olympics in 2016.

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Politicians found lacking in commitment to road safety T he “Campaign 911” was unveiled by Mothers Against Drunk Drivers in Kelowna on Tuesday. According to the MADD website, Campaign 911 is “a Canada-wide campaign to encourage and empower the Canadian public to report suspected impaired driving by calling 911.” What an excellent initiative as impaired driving is serious a road safe-


Paul Hergott ty issue. B.C.’s tough impaired driving laws have helped to discourage impaired driving and to pull impaired drivers off the road,

but really it’s a drop in the bucket. Impaired driving continues, and continues hard. Motivating all of us to watch out for and report impaired drivers will increase the likelihood that an impaired driver will be brought to justice. It can also further discourage those who might otherwise put your family and mine at risk by driving impaired.  Involving all of us as

part of the solution will have added benefits. It will cause us all to make the prevention of impaired driving more of a priority; we will be more conscious and less likely to drive impaired ourselves; most importantly our horrendous “impaired driving culture” will improve. Tuesday’s “unveiling” was of the Campaign 911 locally, which will include 12 signs that were funded


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in part by a fundraiser for yet another impaired driving casualty, Riley Russell, who was hit head-on by an impaired driver one year ago. How many of you were aware of Campaign 911 before the local reporting this week, or before reading this column? A road safety awareness campaign has legs only to the extent it gets to the attention of the public, only to the extent it is “advertised.” Public unveilings like this one attract brief, fleeting media attention, resulting in very brief ‘free’ advertising. If MADD had financial resources, every one of us would be very keenly aware of Campaign 911. In fact, I am willing to bet that if MADD had the money to put into effective and extensive media campaigns, impaired driving would have been largely snuffed out by now in Canada. Am I a dreamer?  Cigarette companies managed to convince an entire society that smoking was sexy, and made trillions and trillions of dollars in profit by way of effective and extensive advertising campaigns.  We are very, very, very slowly snuffing smoking out of our society in exactly the same way.  Our progress would be faster if more resources were put to the campaign—advertising works. The important work of MADD and other people and organizations that want to improve road safety is dependent on fundraising, hand-outs and the free advertising that comes from staging events that happen to attract brief media attention. My One Crash is Too Many campaign is an-

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other example. The Capital News has kindly let me “slip in” all sorts of road safety related columns (like this one), providing me with a free campaign pulpit. Most of the work on my One Crash is Too Many website is done by volunteers like Helen Hofer, a local clinical counsellor who helps road traffic victims put their important stories together for posting on the site, providing a form of roadside memorial.  The National Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims event was one of those “staged events” that happened to attract media attention. Look up, another road safety campaign, this one aimed at stopping distracted driving behaviours.  That campaign is funded by way of a non-profit society that raises money through corporate sponsorship.  Have any of you heard of it?  What about, the important work of retired RCMP officer Tim Schewe? How many of you are aware that April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month? According to a 2007 Transport Canada Report, car crashes cost British Columbians about $8.8 billion per year.  Our entire elementary and secondary school education budget is less than that, at $6 billion.  That’s some serious dollars and cents, and totally disregards the pain and suffering that Russell and so many others will endure for the rest of their lives.  Does it make sense to make it a priority to reduce crashes? I flipped through the very attractive B.C. Lib-

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eral Party campaign platform online. It has lots of reference to “Driving Forward,” but does not show any priority at all to reducing crashes.  I didn’t see anything from the NDP either, although I couldn’t easily find an equivalent “pretty” platform document online. Did I mention that I hate politics? I had poked and prodded our provincial leaders about initiatives to reduce car crashes back in the fall of 2011.  It took over six months to finally be connected with a government representation who could tell me anything about what the government was doing about road safety.  I was told on April 20, 2012, by a representative of the office of the superintendent of motor vehicles that there were “working committees” in place expected to result in a road safety strategy being put to the responsible cabinet minister last fall.  When I followed up on Nov. 5, 2012, I was told that work continues on the development of a provincial road safety strategy, the new aim to have one developed in early 2013.  Well, here we are full swing in an election campaign and there’s no mention of it. Thanks again, Capital News, for the pulpit. Will this have legs? Will road safety become a provincial government priority? This column is intended to provide general information about injury claims. It is not a substitute for retaining a lawyer to provide legal advice specifically pertaining to your case. Paul Hergott is a lawyer at Hergott Law in West Kelowna.

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WEARING SOLIDS 101 By Sam Hill, Contributor Call me crazy, but I just can’t walk away from a plain grey tee! Solids are my favourite items in my closet. They are so versatile and easy to style, not to mention you can get so much wear out of them. Talk about bang for your buck! A black maxi dress, a loose, emerald tank, royal blue 7/8 pants, and that plain white tee are all great choices to add to your solid staple collection. The best thing about solids is that they are a base that you can add to with fun jewelry, scarves, prints, and belts. Styling becomes extremely fun with solids! Here are some outfit ideas to incorporate them into:

Outfit 1

I recently ordered the Wilfred Wasaga dress from Aritzia and I can’t wait for it to arrive so that I can start styling! This dress comes in a few different solid colours, but I chose grey so that I can add some colourful accessories! A skinny, neon belt, light jean jacket, gladiator or strappy sandals, and a patterned scarf give some punch to this plain grey jersey dress.

some high-waisted jean shorts with a thin, skull-patterned

to your already exciting bottoms. My fave pairing right now is a mint pair of shorts with a cropped black tank featuring a witty phrase. I recently tried on a pair of mint Black Orchid jeggings at Man + Woman and it was so hard to walk away! Make sure to keep all of your accessories toned down since you already have a lot going on! Solids are a must in your wardrobe because they are the perfect base for exciting, funky pieces. A good selection of solid colours will make it easy for you to find something to wear every day. Until next time – Sam xox.

Top 4 Places to Buy Solids in Kelowna and Beyond: ❍ American Apparel (Bernard Avenue) ❍ Man + Woman (Orchard Park Mall) ❍ Urban Outfitters ( ❍ J. Crew (

scarf (another item on my musthave list!), some cool Keds, and a neutral cross-body bag, all finished off with a top knot. Light, playful, and perfect for shopping downtown! Don’t forget a pair of sassy sunnies!

Outfit 3

Coloured bottoms – just do it. Royal blue, bubblegum pink, emerald green, canary yellow, it doesn’t matter! Any colour will do because you can pair these fun shorts or pants with plenty of neutrals. By neutrals I don’t mean a plain black tee either! A trend that I’m loving right now is tops with witty, fun phrases or graphics.

Outfit 2

An item that I am on the hunt for at the moment is a white muscle tank. I’m picturing this tank tucked into

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Brandy Melville and Wildfox both have some fun printed tees and tanks in neutral colours that will add



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Kelowna writer wins award in Christian writing contest

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Loraine Kemp, a lifelong resident of Kelowna, has won first prize in a national writing competition for her non fiction short story entry, titled Don’t Look Down. Kemp, who is also the illustrator of another book titled Tabasco The Saucy Raccoon, has received numerous writing awards in the past, including first place in the Williamette Conference contest in Oregon and two mentorship opportunities at the B.C. Festival Of Arts in Surrey and Nelson. Kemp’s story, which traces her faith journey through her battle with breast cancer, took top honours in the age 21 and up category in The Word Guild’s Fresh Ink writing contest for novice writers.

In this all-Canadian contest, four never-before-published writers have been awarded prizes, representing a group of emerging writers ready to augment the already large number of award winning Canadian writers who work from a Christian world view. Kemp’s first place prize is free registration to Write! Canada, Canada’s largest Christian writers’ conference to be held June 13 to 15 in Guelph, Ont. It has a value of $400. Each year, The Word Guild, a Canadian association of writers and editors who are Christian, recognizes the talents of aspiring writers who have never been published. Prizes are given in two groups: 14 to 20 and

21 and up. Said one of the judges about this year’s entries: “As a judge for Fresh Ink, I was encouraged by the entries I saw. They showed ambition, hard work, passion and talent. If the Christian community can offer the right support and encouragement to these young writers, we will definitely get a great—and Christ-honouring—return on our investment a few years from now.” As for Kemp, she is very excited about winning her award. “I couldn’t have done it without God’s guidance and inspiration, and the help of my friends who are also writers. But I am more pleased about the fact that a few others may

now receive encouragement and inspiration form my words,” she said. Contest entrants were asked to write on the theme “Live and Breathe the Written Word,” and could submit fiction, non fiction, article or poetry genres. The Word Guild consists of more than 32 writers and editors across Canada who write from a Christian perspective and publish their works in a variety of genres. For more information about the organization, check out the website www. To read Kemp’s award winning story submission, look for it on the Capital News website under the community navigation bar link.

Annual plant sale returns to St. Mary’s Anglican Church WK1843

St. Mary’s Anglican Church in East Kelowna will host its annual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 4, 9 a.m. to

noon. The church is located at 2710 E. Kelowna Rd.

MAY 2013

GENERAL ELECTION The 40th Provincial General Election is Underway. Who Can Vote? You can vote if you are: • 18 years of age or older, or will be 18 on General Voting Day (May 14, 2013) • a Canadian citizen, and • a resident of British Columbia for the past six months Voter Registration is Easy Register online at or call toll-free 1-800-661-8683 until April 23, 2013. If you aren’t registered by April 23, you can register when you vote. You’ll need identification that proves both your identity and residential address. A complete list of acceptable identification is available from Elections BC. How to Nominate a Candidate A candidate must be nominated in writing by 75 eligible voters of the electoral district. Nomination kits are available from your District Electoral Officer or online at Deadline for Nominations Nominations must be delivered to your District Electoral Officer by 1 p.m. (Pacific time) on Friday, April 26, 2013.

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Vote at advance voting Voters can attend any advance voting location in the province from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (local time), Wednesday, May 8 through Saturday, May 11. All advance voting locations are wheelchair accessible. Vote on General Voting Day Voters can attend any general voting location in the province from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Pacific time), Tuesday, May 14, 2013.

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LOELKE, CHRIS Passed away on April 11th, 2013. He is survived by his wife Marilyn of 35 years, his sons Jason, Christopher, and Adrian, 7 grandchildren, his Father Heinz and mother Edith. A Memorial will be held April 20th 2013 from 1pm to 5pm. Contact: 250-768-7503 for details. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting, 250-860-7077.

REEVES, MYRTLE CHARLOTTE (NEE BRADEEN) 1917 – 2013 Passed away peacefully on April 13, 2013 with family by her side. Sadly predeceased by loving husband Arthur and brother Bert. Survived by brother Robert (Bertha) Bradeen and numerous nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank the staff at Three Links Manor, for the wonderful care Myrtle received during her short stay. A private celebration of life will held in Kelowna, Saturday April 20, 2013. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting, 250-860-7077.

NEITSCH, ERIC Eric Neitsch, age 82, born September 3, 1930, husband of Hedy Neitsch (Dobslaff), his devoted wife of 59 years, passed away peacefully on April 15th, 2013. Born in Troshin Poland, Eric is survived by his brother Theodore Neitsch (wife Frieda), his sister Freida Steffl (husband Herb), his 3 loving children, Erica (Leslie) Martel, David Neitsch and Renee Neitsch (Brad Dahl), grandchildren Benjamin and Jesse Neitsch and their mother Michele. Eric was a long time resident of Winfield BC, arriving in Canada in 1950 from Germany. Shortly after arriving and getting married, Eric and Hedy bought their orchard and have resided there ever since, having their 3 children along the way. Eric worked the orchard well into his 70s, and also had a long 30 year career at BC Growers at the Winfield packing plant. Eric loved his trees, spending many hours on the land over the years while working his regular job, and with wife Hedy, demonstrated and instilled hard-working attitudes in his 3 children. Eric was a devout Christian, attending Church throughout his life. He was a straightforward man who loved the land, his hockey team (the Boston Bruins), fishing and ice fishing, and most of all his family. Eric will be remembered for his kind, quiet ways and helping others shine, never seeking the spotlight but always being a strong presence behind the scenes. Eric is in God’s hands now and he will be missed by all who knew and loved him. The Service will be officiated by Pastor Lee Loveridge and held at First Lutheran Church, 4091 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna on Friday April 19, 2013 at 10:30 AM. Reception to follow. Eric will be laid to rest at Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 2850 Dry Valley Road, Kelowna, BC. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting 250-860-7077.

Lynnette Geneva Thomson July 7, 1949 – April 11, 2013 I Always Knew The wind came by that cool spring day And blew the past hurts all away. You drifted out like wind blows by, Not needing any last goodbyes. A peace within, you had, I know. I always knew you loved me so. And now you’re gone, I clearly see The love that you have given me. Your sister, nieces, nephews too, And friends will all remember you. My son, who grieves, will always see His grandma in fond memories. So, peace, my mom, whom I love so. I cry as I will let you go. Yet in our hearts forever be, I thank you for your love to me. ________________ A memorial tea will be held in our home in Kelowna, on Saturday, July 6, from 2:00pm – 4:00pm. Please contact us by e-mail or call for the address. - Phone/Text: 250-826-3636 Joelle Wall, daughter Julian DiPalma, grandson





BENNETT, JEAN REID A long time resident of Kelowna, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the age of 90. Predeceased by father, Alexander Cormack Bennett; mother, Jane McVey Clark; siblings, Alec Bennett, John (Ian) Bennett, Margaret Hoffman, Wally Bennett, Lil Neill and Betty Hill. Survived by sixteen nieces and nephews. At Jean’s request, there will be no formal services held. In lieu of flowers, donations to the local chapter of the BC SPCA, would be appreciated, c/o 3785 Casorso Road, Kelowna, BC V1W 4M7. Arrangements in care of Everden Rust Funeral Services, Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting (250) 860-6440.

CORA ISOBELLE BUXTON July 6, 1924 – April 8, 2013 Cora was the fifth daughter of Ada Cora (Wharry) Cross and George Hilton Cross. She was born in Rutland. Predeceased by sisters Iona Peel, Luella Currie, Gwen Bawden and Brother John Hilton (Bub) Cross and husbands John Stephen Tofin and Donald Buxton. She is survived by her sister, Ena Condon, her daughters Audrey (Don) Shaw of Peachland and Judy (Ivo) Lakos of Burnaby. Grandsons Leonard (Cindy) Shaw of Rutland and Lance Shaw of Peachland. Granddaughters Natasha Lakos of Vancouver and Sabrina (Derek) Arruda of Port Moody. Two great grandsons and one great granddaughter, numerous nieces and nephews and numerous friends. Throughout her life she was firstly involved in CGIT, in Brownies as a leader, a volunteer for many causes and an active participant. Her career path led her from Early Childhood Development to Industrial First Aid. She was a blood donor and a financial supporter of many charities. Her friends and family will remember her as gregarious and funny, the queen of corn and one- liners. Some of her last words were “I live a good life”. She will be missed. A celebration of life was held on Saturday, April 13th, 2013. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting and searching her name under stories. Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna, BC (250)762-2299.



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ST. John Ambulance Annual General Meeting will be held on May 13th, 7:00-7:30pm at the Kelowna branch. 1941 Kent Road. Refreshments to follow.

March 5, 1977-April 18, 1995 Gone are the times we used to share, but in our hearts you are always there. The gates of memories will never close, We miss you more than anyone knows. Life goes on we know that's true, but it's not the same Since we lost you.

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Sadly missed, lovingly remembered Dad, Mom, Myles, Melinda, Kendon and Kaelin

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Here are a few tips to help you: *USE A KEYWORD- Start your ad with the item you have for sale or for Rental Ads -start with the area of town or the amount of bedrooms. *BE DESCRIPTIVE. Give customers a reason to respond. The more information you provide the better the response. *ABBREVIATIONS - Always use the standard- don’t try to make them up as this can cause confusion. Ask your classified rep to help you with these standard abbreviations. *INCLUDE PRICE - this will avoid unnecessary calls. *WAY TO RESPOND TO ADVERTISEMENT- Always Include a phone number or email address. ********CALL TO PLACE YOUR AD TODAY!****

LOST- male neutered tabby cat with leopard print and white flea collar. Hospital Area. Last seen April 14th. Call 250)862-5063 FIND YOUR SOMEONE SPECIAL with a personal ad. A Special price for you to help you find LOVE. 5 lines 3 inserts (1 week) $29.00 + tax We also have Box #’s for an additional $8.00 Classified at 250-763-7114 HAPPY but lonely widow (80) seeking capatible male company for fun activities & quiet times. Interest you? Reply to Box #343 2495 Enterprise Way, Kelowna V1Y 7K4

Lost & Found FOUND LG cell phone with 3 stickers on it, on Lakeshore Rd Thursday, April 11. Call to identify. 250-765-7636

FOUND MARCH 31st by Skaha Lakewhite chihuahua/cross

dog,with brown markings. Very well trained and friendly. No tattoo/tags. Call 250-545-5542 250-308-9480

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER All Nations Trust Company (ANTCO) has an opening for a Chief Operating Officer. Reporting to and working closely with the CEO, the Chief Operating Officer will be responsible for the overall operational excellence and profitability of ANTCO and its subsidiary All Nations Development Corporation. Responsibilities will cut across a number of critical areas including commercial lending and mortgages, community economic development, corporate strategy, administration and human resource management. The successful candidate will be a well-rounded executive, adept at big picture, long-term planning as well as detail-oriented problem solving. Demonstrating maturity of thinking and judgment, the COO is expected to work in a cordial and respectful manner with all staff, directors, contractors, customers and clients of ANTCO. A university degree in business administration or finance is preferred but may be offset by a diploma in a related field supplemented by at least five years’ experience in a senior manager’s role in the field of economic development or the banking/ financial services industry. Knowledge and experience dealing with Aboriginal communities would be a strong asset. Some travel is required. Call or email ANTCO for a copy of the Position Description at 250-828-9770 or

Daycare Centers NEW CHILD Care available in Kettle Valley! Wee Bee’s day care is now located in the heart of Kettle Valley. ECE with over 10 years in the field, fully government licensed, meals

and snacks provided, part time and full time care available, reasonable rates, emergent play

based curriculum for children aged 1 to 5 For more information please call Tracy & set up an appointment. 778-477-2438.

Employment Administration CAB Company requires a Full Time Assistant Manager with Supervisory & Marketing skills. Preferably Post Secondary education. Email resume to:

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GREY, female, tabby cat, 8 years old, green eyes lost April 10th on Molnar Rd Rutland. Phone 250-765-3834.

‘BUSINESS LOANS’ For a new start up or expansion loans, contact Community Futures Development Corp. Dave Scott, Loan Manager, 250-868-2132 ext 227 INDEPENDENT reps F/T P/T International firm. Huge income potential

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REFERENCE #2013-0001KTW Aboriginal Comm Liaison Officer. Contract Position – approx 17.5hr/wk @$22.75/hr, Term – May 1/13 – Mar 31/14. John Howard Society, Thompson Region (non-profit) reqs ACLO to build cultural healing & traditional services for JHS clients & enhance relationships with the Aborig comm. Must have strong knwldge of Secwepema culture & traditions, knwldg of Gladue court decision & its impact on corrections & programming. Prepare to travel & work 1 eve. Qual: BSW or related degree w/2 yrs exp working w/at-risk indivs. First Nations (Aborig) ancestry applicants preferred. Apps subj to enhanced security clearance. Forward resume w/cover ltr & ref # to: CEO, John Howard Society, Thom Reg, 100-529 Seymour Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 0A1 or email to: by Apr 23, 2013 @3:30 pm.


JOIN EDLEUN’S GREAT TEAMS IN KELOWNA AND WEST KELOWNA! Edleun is looking for experienced and enthusiastic child care professionals with ECE or Infant/Toddler Certification. Successful applicants will be entitled to a competitive compensation package including group benefits (health and dental), paid sick time, a discount on child care, ongoing professional development and wonderful career opportunities. Please email your resume to or visit our website at

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking OWNER OPERATORS $3500 SIGNING BONUS

Licensed Practical Nurse Health Care Aid Operating Room Tech* Foot Care Nurse*

NEW Provincially Recognized PN program. Available at select campuses.

HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT Career Opportunities Home Support Agencies Acute/Complex Care Facility Long Term Care Assisted Living/Private Care Self Employment as HCA

Van Kam’s Group of Companies requires Owner Ops. for our Kelowna based terminal for runs throughout BC and Alberta. Applicants must have winter and mountain, driving exp. / training. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee benefits package. To join our team of Professional drivers, email a resume, current driver’s abstract & details of truck to: or Call Mark: 778-866-5497 or Fax: 604-587-9889 Van-Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility. We thank you for your interest, however only those of interest to us will be contacted.

Required immediately: Class 1 driver for local deliveries and switches in the Okanagan area with occasional trips to the Vancouver area. Preference given to those with experience. Please fax resume and current abstract to: 250-546-0600, with the subject line “Local Driver”. No phone calls or drop ins please.

Resumes and cover letters may be sent by fax to 250-372-2585 or email to:

Closing Date: April 25, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. We thank all applicants for their interest but respectfully advise that only those short listed for an interview will be contacted.

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About ANTCO All Nations Trust Company is an Aboriginal Financial Institution and registered trust company serving Aboriginal people since 1988 throughout a service area that covers much of the province. Key services include commercial loans and mortgages, consumer mortgages, business planning services and community economic development. For more information visit our website at

Or mailed or hand delivered to: All Nations Trust Company Suite 208 West 345 Yellowhead Highway Kamloops, BC, V2H 1H1 Attention: Chief Executive Officer

OWN A COMPUTER WORK FROM ANYWHERE. Two step process. Request online info, review. Set-up phone interview. Serious people Only: Call : 250 558 9231 PART-TIME Life w/full-time Job? Change your life in 90 days! Home biz. Unique product, exponential growth with huge income poss. Jeff 250558-5590




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We require immediately Class 1 drivers for Canada and US for the following positions: • US Team drivers • Part Time /Casual Drivers for Canada/US • Drivers interested in a truck share program for Canada/US. We supply you with a paid company cell, fuel cards, all paid picks and drops, assigned units and regular home time. All you need is 3 yrs verifiable experience, clean abstract and a good attitude. Please indicate on your resume the position applying for. Please fax resumes and abstracts to 250546-0600, or by email to No phone calls please.

Farm Workers G&U Orchard needs 8 Workers for July 15- Oct 20. 2711 Lakha Rd. $10.25hr 40hrs /week 250-491-9608 Harbax Khun Khun Workers needed fr. June 10 - Dec 10, $10.25/hr. Thinning, picking, pruning, all piece work or hourly, 40 hrs/wk Kelowna. Call 250-317-4843 KARMJIT GILL ORCHARDS looking for Seasonal Workers in Kelowna. Pruning, Thinning & Picking and other Orchard Jobs.$10.25/hr, 40hrswk. Piece work. June 10th - Oct 30th. Call (250)-860-9737

Help Wanted AJAY Boparai Ent. Ltd seeks seasonal workers for thinning, picking labour. Rate $10.25/hr June 10 - Nov 2013 Call Kirpal at 250-869-9663 AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN required at Jenner Chevrolet in Victoria BC. Rare opportunity for a top performing, quality & customer focused team player. Email: BOUCHERIE Bottle Depot. FT Cashier required. Apply with Resume to Ken @ 2711 Kyle Rd, West Kelowna.

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


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. Cherry Grading Technical Operator wanted at Coral Beach Farms Ltd, Lake Country. Seasonal position. Must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in the cherry industry operating a multi-lane cherry optical sizer with color variance programming and defect sorting experience. Applicant must be capable of working 6-7 days a week, 10-12 hours a day during harvest from June 30 to September 10, 2013. Pay rate $14.00/hour. Apply by fax at 250-766-0813 or on our website at Cook/Front Counter Staff at busy Asian Take-out. LMO accredited. Rice Box, Vernon

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Capital News is looking for a person or persons with a reliable vehicle to deliver newspapers door to door in the Kelowna and Westside areas. Various sized routes on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Your papers would be dropped at your home early in the morning, and you would have the whole day to complete your deliveries. Work as much or as little as you want. To apply for this position, please call Capital News Circulation at 250-763-7575 and ask for Richard.

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SENIOR FOR SENIORS Lawn mowing services. Art or Linda: 250-765-0286, 250-718-4340 WE can landscape your yard so that it gleams like the day it was built! Call Ryan 769-7603


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

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


Seasonal Crew Leaders

Seasonal Crew Leaders wanted at Coral Beach Farms Ltd. lake Country B.C. Previous experience required. Must have your own transportation and be capable of working in all weather conditions. 6-7 days a week, 10-12 hours a day beginning in Mid-July 2013. Work includes leading multiple cherry picking teams while maximizing quality and efficiency. Pay range is $16$18/hour. Apply by fax at 250766-0813 or E-mail

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Seasonal Laborer positions at Coral Beach Farms Ltd, Lake Country. No experience necessary. Must have own transportation. Applicant must be capable of physically demanding work, including heavy lifting, in all weather conditions. 6-7 days a week, 10-12 hours a day beginning approximately June 30, 2013. Work includes but is not limited to cherry picking, sorting, tree planting, pruning and irrigation. Pay $10.25/hour. Apply by fax at 250-766-0813 or Email: WE require a Licensed Stylist wishing to work in a busy Salon. You would make above average earnings in a very friendly atmosphere with flexible hours. If you are looking for a positive change, please come talk to us at ‘Jimmy Trims’, behind Wendys in the Cooper centre.

Financial Services GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420.

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Strong Exp’d Caregiver needed to assist eldery man from bed to wheelchair $22/hr Call(250)763-0412

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MACHINIST- for jobber shop, line boring and fab skills a plus. Reply by email to: Stucco Applicator with own tools & transportation. Should know how to apply sand & cement. Call (250)-215-4747


Alternative Health A European Massage. Kim is Back! Days Or Evenings. Call (604)-793-3832

A DAYTIME SPECIAL! New to business. Very Pampering! Exotic Hot Towel Massage. Phone: 250-878-4794 A Better Massage Begins Here, Guaranteed! 862-3929 AROMATHERAPY/SHIATSU Msg. A soothing touch. 8am10pm. (250)-768-8999

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Concrete & Placing K.W. CONCRETE - Specializing in Driveways, Sidewalks, Floors,& MORE 250-575-4973


REFACE Countertops. 1/2 the Cost of Replacing. Granite & Corian Designs. 470-2235.

Drywall MJ Drywall & Renovations Drywall, taping, texture spray. Call Mike at 250-826-8033 PESL DRYWALL Service Inc. Renovations, new construction and repairs. Boarding, taping, textured ceilings. Call Tomas at 250-212-4483 or 860-3495.

Electrical ALAN Dignam Electric. Resid/ Comm. Service calls, Reno’s, Upgrades. lic’d, bonded & Insured. Alan 250-808-6595 LAKE City Electrical Services Competitive Rates, 250-3280528

Borrow Up To $25,000


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North Enderby Timber is looking to hire for various sawmill positions including Heavy Duty Mechanic (Journeyman or Apprentice), Millwright, Lumber Pilers and Forklift Operators. We offer competitive wages along with a comprehensive benefit package. Please fax resume to 250-838-9637.

Olympia is hiring FT/PT Exp’d Prep Cooks & Delivery Drivers APPLY WITH RESUME TO: 145 Hwy 33 West.

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SENIOR’S CARE! Need help? I am an LPN who does foot care,meds, bathing,errands, Dr.appointments, shopping, companionship, etc. Caring, Honest & Reliable! 250-718-2060

Legal Services DIVORCE SEMINAR: The 10 Things You Need to Know About Divorce April 30, 2013 in Penticton & May 2, 2013 in Kelowna RSVP at 250-7070928 or email Cost: Free of Charge

Accounting/Tax/ Bookkeeping The Tax Pros. Income Tax Service. Orchard Park Mall. 250-762-8206, 250-717-8299

Carpentry/ Woodwork RETIRED Carpenter. Decks, fences,windows,doors,siding, painting&drywall 250-870-8851

Cleaning Services 360º Clean Premium Quality, Professional & Reliable. Making U House Proud. 215-1073 Jewel House Cleaning. 10 yrs Exp. I will clean with a smile, worth your while 250-300-8017 WILL do all types of cleaning. $20/hr. Also - office / evenings. Phone: 250-765-8880

Financial Services

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

Garden & Lawn 111111111111111111111111 ALL Exterior Hedge & Tree Service. Insured, For free a quote call Dave: 250-212-1716 ACE of Spades. Aerating, Rototilling, Power Raking, Hedge & Tree Pruning, Lawn Cutting & Fertilizing. 250-878-1315 Mowing, Irrigation, Power Raking, Prune, Clean-ups. Ph: 250-764-4141

Ex-Orchardist will prune your trees & shrubs. Phone: (778)214-6611 I WANT TO CUT Your Lawn! Plain & simple, your lawn needs cutting, and I cut lawns. I’m asking for your business, and in exchange, you will receive both excellent value and exceptional service, GUARANTEED! Weekly maintenance, power raking, pruning, aerating, spring clean-ups, etc. Senior’s discounts, all inquiries welcome! 250-878-7283 ...Common Sense Yard Care... JIM’S MOWING Book a job at or call 310-JIMS(5467). Lawn care, power raking, aerating, fertilizing, hedging, yard clean ups, etc. 250-808-0743 LITZ LAWN CARE, weekly mowing, fertilizing, pwr. raking, hedge trimming & gen. yrd. clean-ups. Free Est. 764-6404 M&S Lawn & Garden. Full yard maint & landscaping. Free Est. Jim 250-861-3693 Quality Topsoil, garden mix bark mulch, sand,gravel, decorative rock. Ensign Bros. MonFri. Phone: 250-769-7298

Financial Services


“I was tired of debt. It was time for a permanent change.”

Gutters & Downspouts KELOWNA GUTTER Cleaning and repairs, re-slope gutters,etc Richard 250-718-6718

Heat, Air, Refrig. DAKIN Mechanical Plumbing, Heating, Gasfitting, Lic. Ins. Free Estimates (250)470-2019

Home Improvements Carpentry, Painting, Drywall, Tile, Flooring. 29 years, free est. Call Brad, (250)826-0434

FLOORING SALE Over 300 Choices Lowest Prices Guaranteed! Laminates - $0.59/sq ft Engineered - $1.99 sq ft Hardwood - $2.79 sq ft

Overnight Delivery in most of BC!

1.877.835.6670 3 rooms for $299! Price incls. Cloverdale Premium Quality Paint. NO PAYMENT until the job is completed! Free Est. (1) 250-899-3163

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

Irrigation/Sprinkler Systems Irrigation Save money on water & time. Call Vantage Point Irrigation today! 250-769-7603

Landscaping #1 STOP FOR ROCKS. Please call 250-862-0862 CUSTOM YARD CARE. Call today for all your lawn care needs!!! 250-862-0821 GLM Landscaping & Irrigation We pay the tax! Custom landscaping 250-864-5450 Kettle Valley ROCK WALLS. $18-$25 sqft. Call Jay (250)215-4956 OUTDOOR Image Landscaping. Spring Clean up, Weekly mowing...ETC (250)808-0582

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

Moving & Storage FAMILY Movers. Moving? Anything, anywhere. Local and long distance trips. Packing service available, weekly trips to Vancouver, Alberta, full and partial loads. Cheapest rates in the valley. Free Estimates, 250-493-2687 JOE’S MOVING.reasble rates fully equip’d trucks, local-long dist, no job too small470-8194

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



250.979.2580 KELOWNA or visit our website at Government Licensed Trustees in Bankruptcy & Proposal Administrators

1ST. In customer service, Cando Painting, prof. reliable crew, 15yrs. in business, Int/Ext. Eddie 250-863-3449 DALE’S PAINTING SERVICE. Painting Kelowna a better place since 1982. 862-9333 PRECISION PAINTING 123 Drywall repairs, textured ceilings Free Est. (250)-317-2882

Midland Painting Services Residential/Commercial. Fully Insured, Refs. Int/Ext, painting, staining, fine finishing/power washing. Comp Rates. Steve Master Painter, 250-550-4920 WWW.PAINTSPECIAL.COM

(1) 250-899-3163

3 Rooms For $299, 2 Coats Any Colour

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


DREGER MECH. Plumbing, Gasfitting, comm/res & reno, ins’d, 24hr. Call 250-575-5878. XL Plumbing, Gas Fitting, Irrigation, Drain Cleaning, Reno’s H20 Tanks, Service 575-3839

Pressure Washing

OKANAGAN Pressure Washing. Commercial/Residential. Fully insured. 14 years exp. Call Dave at 250-863-0306

Roofing & Skylights

GERMAN MASTER ROOFER. Free estimate. BBB Member Call Steffen, 250-863-8224 OKANAGAN SUN ROOFING. WANTED - Homes in Need of Re-roofing. Tod 250-864-7484 OK Roofing All repairs, maint., & re-roofs. Warranty on all work. Free Est., 878-1172 RAIN Master Roofing: Re-roofs, Repairs & Torch On. Phone: (778)755-1615 RYDER Roofing Ltd. ‘From a hole in your roof to a whole new roof.’ Call: 250-765-3191

Rubbish Removal

ED-SON’S 1 Ton Dump Truck. “Anything you can’t haul, give me a call”!(250)-718-1595


All Kinds of Stucco. Interior, Exterior, Modern Old World Look. Free Est. 250-864-7322.

Sundecks KELOWNA DECK & RAIL. Vinyl, Alum., GlassTopless short reg post Picket 878-2483


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

Tree Services

111111111111111111111111 ALL Exterior Hedge & Tree Service. Insured, For free a quote call Dave: 250-212-1716 SAMEDAY Tree Service & Hedge Trimming. Firewood sales too.Kevin(250)-979-8019

Trucking/ Bull Dozing

TNT TRUCKING. No load too small. Junk removal, sand, gravel, etc. (250)862-0821 .

Window Cleaning

MARCO’S Window Cleaning 13 years exp. Free Estimates. (250)-801-8255

Pets & Livestock

Equestrian DIAMOND H TACK GARAGE SALE, SATURDAY, April 20th at 9AM Consign your Horse, Rider & Stable Products from March 27th to April 17th 1953 Kirschener Rd. Kelowna, BC (250)-762-5631

Feed & Hay

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


Basset Hound Puppies, ready April 26th, 3 left, vet checked, 1st shots. 1-250-833-4081

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• Decks • Stairs • Railings • Gates • Fencing & Repairs • Doors • Windows • Siding • Expert Painting & Drywall • Multi Trade Skills • References on Request




Kevin Bennie - Certified Arbourist TREE REMOVAL • HEDGE TRIMMING 250-979-8019 250-870-7997


starting at

1630 Innovation Dr. Kelowna, BC V1V 2Y5 P 250.765.3004 | F 250.491.1773

14.95 LF 59.00 SF

On select colors only | Installation available

Natural Stone Surfaces

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








Kelowna Gutter Cleaning & Repair

Gates & custom orders, staining.


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

All One Piece Laminate

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


•Fix leaks •20 yrs experience •Fascia soffit repairs • Downpipes •Re-Slope


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

MJ Drywall & Renovations Drywall • Taping Texture Spray Ceilings Framing • Insulation Finishing

10% OFF



Call Mike 250-826-8033


HOME REPAIRS Larry’s Handyman

& Renovation Services

Free Estimates.

Install, service & repair all makes of: furnaces, fireplaces, boilers, A/C, heat pumps and water tanks. Plumbing heating, renovations and new construction. Licensed and insured.


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

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


LANDSCAPING CUSTOM YARD CARE • Lawn Mowing • Maintenance • Pruning • Hedging • Roto Tilling • Bark Mulchers • Yard clean up available CALL TODAY

250-862-0821 • lawn maintenance • landscape construction • irrigation • stump grinding


GLM ENTERPRISES WE PAY THE TAX! Landscaping, irrigation, patios, retaining walls, water features & lawn maintenance.


Kettle Valley

ROCK WALLS 18- 25 sq.ft.




• Spring Clean • Weekly Mowing • Power Raking • Complete Landscaping • Irrigation Start Up Call Shawn 250-808-0582








starting at

IRRIGATION Save MONEY on water & time. Don’t call anyone about irrigation start up, new install & repairs. Call VANTAGE POINT



ALL KINDS OF FENCING 6x8 cedar panels starting at $65. ELECTRIC 250-328-0528

Specializing in driveways, sidewalks, floors, patching, sacking etc. 10 years experience.



M&S LAWN & GARDEN Power Raking, Mowing, Pruning, Yard Clean-up, General Maintenance, Irrigation, Complete Landscaping, Retainer Walls, Water Features. Free Estimates Jim 250-861-3693

AAA LAWN IRRIGATION Spring Specials, pwr. rake, aeration, fertilizer, hedge pruning, yard clean up, landscaping, irrigation systems, excavating sewer. Father & Son



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

Call 310-JIMS (5467)


It’s VANTAGE POINT LANDSCAPES. We build super landscapes, decks & fences. Install irrigation systems. We do: grass cutting, pwr. raking, aeration & pruning too! CALL VANTAGE POINT ANY TIME, ANY DAY! 250-769-7603

Lawn care, power raking, aerating, fertilizing, yard clean ups, pruning, hedging, power washing, bobcat service. Full landscaping from designs to build.



Joe’s Moving Service

Precision Painting 123

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

Call 250-317-2882 or 778-755-4606

“The Professionals”

Call Wayne at 250-808-0743

• Quality • Neatness • Reliability • Drywall repairs • Textured ceilings FREE ESTIMATES


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

250-863-9830 or 250-768-1098

Get Featured! Call 250-763-7114

MIDLAND PAINTING SERVICES • Residential • Commercial

Established 1998 • Fully Insured • References Interior/Exterior • Painting • Staining • Fine Finishing • Power Washing

“ Superb Quality Guaranteed” @ competitive rates” Steve Mowat - Master Painter Ph: 550-4920

PLUMBING XL PLUMBING & HEATING Bonded gas fitting, irrigation, drain cleaning, jetter camera & record lines. Commercial & Residential. New construction & reno’s, Service & HWT specials. Call Clint 250-575-3839.

3 rooms for $299 (2 coats any colour) Ceiling and trim extra

Price includes Cloverdale Premium Quality Paint NO PAYMENT Until Job Is Completed! 1.250.899.3163

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Free Estimates



• Bath Remodels • Decks • Drywall

• Kitchen Remodels • Painting • Plumbing

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


Canadian Homebuilders Association

Kelowna • 250-717-5500

Licensed, Bonded & Insured

Independently Owned and Locally Operated






RYDER ROOFING LTD. Free estimates, senior discounts,



Lawn care, power raking, aerating, fertilizing, yard clean ups, pruning, hedging, power washing, bobcat service. Full landscaping from designs to build.

Call Wayne at 250-808-0743

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



Interior, exterior, modern old world look. For FREE estimates call Michael 250-864-7322. Serving Kelowna for 20 years!




No load too small • BARK MULCH • SAND • GRAVEL • YARD CLEAN-UP • JUNK REMOVAL LIGHT FLAT-DECK Nick Nixon - Trish Nebot Cell 250-862-0821 Office 250-765-2778

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



289 2 COATS

~ Ceiling & trim extra ~


Premium General Paint


Mr. Wonderful ~ Chris






RENOVATIONS Vinyl decking up to 80 mil., all types of aluminum railings, topless glass railings, short & regular posts, fences & gates.


Rooms for

Artistic Ceramics Custom tile setting. Travertine, marble, granite & ceramic. Decks, kitchen, baths. Guaranteed work.

Call 250-870-1009


• Specializing in window and gutter cleaning • Quality work guaranteed Over 13 years experience Please call Marco for a free estimate


WANTED Homes in need of re-roofing!

Tod Davidson 250.864.7484


Free estimate, BBB Member Over 30 years experience WCB and Liability coverage VISA and Mastercard accepted Final roof inspector available




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*We Accurately Prepare All Types of Tax Returns


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Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale


Heavy Duty Machinery

HUGE Food Equipment Sale Auction World, Kelowna- New from the manufacturer to auction block! Used from closed restaurants & bailiff seizures or call 1-800-556-5945

$100 & Under

4 New 13” 4volt hub cap covers $25 (250)860-2215 8FT. Wooden Ladder, $25. Phone: 250-766-3635 BEAUTIFUL Round Glass Table with Brass Floor Lamp, $15. Phone: (250)979-7642 DRESSER With Large Mirror & Drawers. $35, 250-766-3635 Framed Dart Board New in pkg from Dufferenn. No darts $25 (250)860-2215 FREEZER- Energy Saver 12 cubic ft. Works great. Moving must sell! $55obo 860-5371 Jackson Triggs Estate Wine Wooden Box, holds 6 wine bottles, $25 (250)979-7642. OAK Entertainment Centre with Glass Doors, $45.. Phone: 250-766-3635 Pool Table green felt top with all chips/cards $60 Call (250)860-2215 ROTOTILLER, $45. Phone: 250-766-3635 Snowboard & boots- sizes 8 & 10. 2 pairs $25 (250)8602215 USED Queen, 4piece Bedroom Set, some wear. $40, Phone: 250-861-1002 Water Dispenser hot & cold with small cooler. $45 (250)860-2215 WHEELBARROW, 4cuft. Like new, $40. Phone: 250-7663635 WHITE 12cuft. Freezer, $100. Phone: 250-766-3635

$200 & Under 6ft long Pine Table x 35” with 4 chairs . Good cond. $ 125 (250)768-2373 Dining Table & 4 Chairs, 38”w x 34”L with 4 leaves - 38”w x 81”L, $150 obo. 250-861-9524 Hoover Central Vacuum Factory/Refurbished with Warranty $199 No tax! (250)212-9644

$300 & Under PATIO Furniture: Dining table, 4 chairs, 2 lounge chairs & ottomans, $300. 250-767-2195

Firearms STOLEN GUN ALERT - Remmington Model 870 Express Super Mag, 12ga, #RS46728K, Weber & Markin Gunsmiths, 250-762-7575

Free Items FREE Beige Frost Free Fridge with top freezer. U pick up. 778-436-9564 leave message FREE horse manure. Dilworth area. You load or we load. Call 250-762-4600 FREE: One Male Black Tabby Cat. Free to a good home! Please Call: (250)869-2577 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 Single & 1/2 Mattress & Base. You Pick Up. CALL 250315-0415 FREE Sklar Peppler Hide-aBed. Excellent condition. Downsizing it must go! You pick up. Call 250-768-7692

Furniture *NEW QUEEN MATTRESS SET* Pillow Top in Plastic. Mfr. Warranty Must Sell $200 ~ (1)(250)870-2562

Heavy Duty Machinery SCRAP PAPPY 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! 40’ Containers under $2500! Call Toll Free Also JD 544 & 644 wheel loaders JD 892D LC Excavator Ph. 1-866-528-7108 Free Delivery BC and AB

Medical Supplies AQUASSURE Walk-in Tubs & Showers - Ask about FREE tub & renos thru HAFI grants! 1048 Richter 250-868-1220 Stair lifts, platform stair lifts, vertical platform lifts. Shoprider Scooters & Power chairs, new & used. Kel: 250-7647757, Vernon 250-542-3745. Toll Free 1-888-542-3745

Misc. for Sale 70+Jets Hot Tub, sits 10-12 persons, c/w cover, etc. hardly used. New $12,000. Asking $3,000. (250)549-3866 BERNINAARTISTA200 Embroidery Unit Low hours + accessories. $2500 obo. 778489-4875. ESTATE sale. Piano, accordion, chesterfield coffee table, 4 lazyboy chairs, 2 beds, wardrobe, kitchen table w/6 chairs, grandfather clock, wall unit, treadmill, lounge chairs Friday Sat Call (250)762-5217 (250)-317-0111 Sunset Ranch Community Garage Sale. Sat., April 20 from 8-2pm. Location above Sunset Ranch Golf Course. 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

Misc. Wanted COINS, Private Collector wanting to buy coins, tokens, medals. Canadian, US, Specialty Foreign. Collections, rolls, older bank bags of coins, special coins from safety deposit box, sets ect. Call Todd: 1-250-864-3521 INDOOR SALE Everything must go! Moving out of town. Selling contents Call (250)5750056 Sale starts Sat April.13 #335 -3842 Gordon Buzz1059 PURCHASING old Canadian & American coin collections & accumulations. 250-548-3670 Quarters. I will pay $1 each for older 25¢. Loose, rolls, bags, ect. I will consider other coins as well. 1-778-932-2316


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Merchandise for Sale





Misc. Wanted

Apt/Condo for Rent

Homes for Rent

Rooms for Rent

Suites, Lower

True Coin Collector Looking to Purchase Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold and Silver coins, Bills + Not melting down, Serious Collector. Call: Coin Couple 1-250-863-3082

1bdrm aptmnt, Avail May 1, clean, quiet building. Close to all amens, NP, Call 250-8614700 1 Month FREE! 1bdrm apt., 55+, NS, ND, NP, Appliances. Neat & Clean. Gordon Manor near Capri Centre. Available now, $795/mo., 250-859-3890 2bd, 2bth Condo. L.Mission, May 1. Pool, w/d, f/s, dw. Near OC. $1100mo, 250-764-0801 CENTRE of Kelowna. New affordable lux 1&2bd, 5appls, ug prking, NS/NP. 250-763-6600.

3,4 BDRM, New SF home, SS appls, granite kitchen counter tops, AC, blinds, W/D, landscaped front & back yard, carpet, hrdwd laminate, tile floors. 5 min to Downtown, West Kelowna, golf, schools & beach. $1,700.00. Instead of renting, own this home by qualifying for the Project Build down payment grant you never have to pay back, (OAC). Call to get details. Stop paying landlord. Start paying your mortgage. (778)-754-2010

ROOMS from $430. No drugs, NP, No parties. 778-478-9331, 250-300-9839.

2Bdrm cable/net, brand new on view, Prking, Rutland area. $850 NS NP 250-808-5094

Rutland furn’d rooms for working man, 30+, living room, TV, kitchen, laundry, priv. entrance & patio, utils incl, $400 + DD. 250-765-7639, 250-864-0770

2bdrm, Downtown, NP, NS, Avail now, $900 including utils. Phone: 250-864-1553

Sporting Goods 25th Anniversary Deals at Weber & Markin Gunsmiths The Best Little Gunshop Around 4-1691 Powick Rd Kel 250-762-7575 Tue-Sat 10-6 STOLEN GUN ALERT Remmington Model 870 Express Super Mag, 12ga, #RS46728K, Weber & Markin Gunsmiths, 250-762-7575

Commercial/ Industrial

3-Lots: 6.44 to 10.44 acres Arrow Lakes 250-269-7328 Pic’s email

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

Houses For Sale

Duplex / 4 Plex

Real Estate Acreage for Sale

BUYING or SELLING? For professional info call Grant Assoc. Broker, Premiere Canadian Properties (250)-8626436, FREE Evaluation Lovely 2bdrm+ den. Main bath & ensuite. Appls, 2 sheds A/C some new fixtures & DW. Huge enclosed sunroom and gorgeous new deck. Quiet park! Reduced to only $79,900 Won’t last long! Call now! Trish 250-215-0007 Re/max Kelowna WHAT IS MY HOME WORTH? Find Out What Your Home Is Worth. Free Quick Over The Net Evaluation.

Royal Lepage Kelowna

Mobile Homes & Parks 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

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

May 1st. 2bd Duplex, 1 bth, Ok Mission ,quiet area, 4 appl, $935 incl water, NS, NP. sngle wrking cple/prson pref’d DD, ref’s req’d 250-764-4786 or 250-801-1797

Housesitting Estate Caretaker. Est’d prof. Kelowna couple avail immed. as housesitter/estate caretaker. Will work with Executors. Exc. credentials & ref’s. Exp. painter, gardener, handyman. 250-859-3890, 250-300-3731

Homes for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent 1000sqft. 1bdrm, 2 sundecks, fireplace & view on acreage. Utils, sat. tv & int. incl’d. Suit retired couple, pets ok, ref’s, NS. $1000/mo, 250-764-8383


Office/Retail 191 ASHER ROAD, 1750 sq/ft. $1350 + Tax. Plenty of parking. 250-765-9448 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 $3.95/SF. Royal Pacific Rlty 604-765-3658 Bob Curell or Keith at 250-448-6797 Email: Retail, Office or Fitness, newly reno’d, main floor, Avail now, 1300sqft, $1500/mo. & 700sqft office, 2nd floor, $800/mo, Avail June 1 Both have ample parking, Westbank, 718-9083.

Recreation For rent 2 cabins and 2 lots. 50x100 on Okanagan Lake Avail. now. 1-604-794-3318

2Bdrm RANCHER shows like new, is very clean, bright & quiet. Secluded along Mission Creek. Only 5 min drive to Orchard Park. Max 2 people. Sm pet negot. NS $875 + utils. Avail May 16th (250)762-6627 Lakeview Heights 3 bdrm up 2 bdrm down ideal for 2 families NP NS $1650 Avail now 250-769-6992. 250-808-1721 RUTLAND in Orchard 2bdrm house, 1.5bath, $1100 + utils. Immed. 765-3002 & 863-5616

#1 Avail Lrg furn rm.DT central Fully equip’d Quiet & clean. W/D net,sat TV central air Utils, mthly/wkly(250)861-5757 FURN’D rm, man, 45-60yrs, FT job. Very clean & quiet. Full services, no alcohol, ND, NP. $430 + DD. 250-764-8701

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Rooms for Rent

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.

Suites, Lower 1Bdrm bsmt priv. entry Rutland $700 utils incl’d NS. NP. Call (250)718-4177 1Bdrm bsmt suite great for student at KLO campus. New carpet, & paint. New W/D. $860/mo DD utils incl’d. Available now 250-212-3299 2BD. 1ba., Newer Hm., elec. f/p, all appl., sep. ent., sep. W/D. Winfield, school & bus rte., $1000. util. incl. 766-5076 2bd, 1bath on orchard. Brand new, new laminate flooring & paint. W/o patio, f/s, bright, no pets, NS, NP, laundry neg. Avail May 1, $800 + 1/2 utils. Phone: 250-215-2085 2BD, light & bright, newly reno’d, Glenmore, $900 incl utils & Basic cbl, laundry, NS, NP. Working professionals. (250)717-2261 2bdrm, 1bath, spacious, Rutland, close to UBCO, utils & lndry incl’d, fridge & stove, $850, Phone: 250-300-8828

+Photos @ (Specialty Auction) Viewing all day Friday 9-5 at 3311-28th Avenue in Vernon Open for consignments: Mon - Fri 8:30 to 5:00 • Sat ‘til noon



PEACHLAND $1150 Renovated Large 2BR lakeview lower duplex w/walkin closets, MBR firepl. AC, laundry facility & utilities incl. NS, NP. (778)4793023

Rutland, 2bdrm, nr. 33 mall. Newly reno’d, gr.level, sep. entry, lndry, NP, NS. Avail now, $775. 250-718-5160,762-1557

WINFIELD. 2bdrm. lovely lakeview, country setting, 6appls, NS, sm pet negot, fp, sing/prof. cpl, $980 utils/cbl incl. Avail immed 250-317-2279

Suites, Upper

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

“Local Produce at Your Doorstep” To place an the Kelowna Capital News

2 BDRM suite $900 utilities included. Available May 1st. NS NP Call (250)862-0624

3bd, $1500 utils incl’d, Downtown, close to all amens, 5 appl’s, P/N, N/S,250-575-3839


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

For Sale By Owner

For Sale By Owner


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

Check Us Out Online 250-763-7114 TO BOOK YOUR AD

Garage Sales

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


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Saturday, April 20, 2013 11:00 AM 3311 - 28th Avenue, Vernon, BC Friday, April 19, 9am-5pm

MAY 1st - Rutland 2 bdrm grd. flr, FS/WD/AC, sep. entry, bus routes, NP/NS, $900+DD. 250-870-0608

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Date: Time: Place: Viewing:

LOWER suite, 2bd, 1bth, WD, all utils incl. Mallach Rd area, $800/mo. Call 250-763-6917

Executive Suite, 1bd, all inclusive, no pets, quiet,view, 3min DT., $795/mo 250-717-1033


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WISE BUYERS READ THE LEGAL COPY: Vehicle(s) may be shown with optional equipment. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offers. Offers may be cancelled at any time without notice. Dealer order or transfer may be required as inventory may vary by dealer. See your Ford Dealer for complete details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. For factory orders, a customer may either take advantage of eligible Ford retail customer promotional incentives/offers available at the time of vehicle factory order or time of vehicle delivery, but not both or combinations thereof. *Purchase a new 2013 Focus S Sedan/2013 Focus SE Sedan/2013 Focus SE Sedan with Sport Appearance Package for $17,269/$19,219/$19,819. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate of $0/$750/$750 has been deducted. Offers include freight and air tax of $1,650 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, dealer PDI (if applicable), registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. All prices are based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. **Until April 30, 2013, receive 1.99% annual percentage rate (APR) purchase financing on a new 2013 Focus S Sedan/2013 Focus SE Sedan/2013 Focus SE Sedan with Sport Appearance Package for up to 84 months to qualified retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest APR payment. Purchase financing monthly payment is $214/$239/$247 (the sum of twelve (12) monthly payments divided by 26 periods gives payee a bi-weekly payment of $99/$110/$114) with a down payment of $500 or equivalent trade-in. Cost of borrowing is $1,208.95/$1,349.53/$1,392.79 or APR of 1.99% and total to be repaid is $17,977.95/$20,068.53/$20,711.79. Offers include a Manufacturer Rebate of $0/$750/$750 and freight and air tax of $1,650 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, dealer PDI (if applicable), registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate deducted. Bi-Weekly payments are only available using a customer initiated PC (Internet Banking) or Phone Pay system through the customer’s own bank (if offered by that financial institution). The customer is required to sign a monthly payment contract with a first payment date one month from the contract date and to ensure that the total monthly payment occurs by the payment due date. Bi-weekly payments can be made by making payments equivalent to the sum of 12 monthly payments divided by 26 bi-weekly periods every two weeks commencing on the contract date. Dealer may sell for less. Offers vary by model and not all combinations will apply. ***Estimated fuel consumption ratings for 2013 Focus 2.0L I4 5-speed manual transmission: [7.8L/100km (36MPG) City, 5.5L/100km (51MPG) Hwy]. Fuel consumption ratings based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading, vehicle equipment, vehicle condition, and driving habits. †Some mobile phones and some digital media players may not be fully compatible with SYNC® - check for a listing of mobile phones, media players, and features supported. Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, accident and injury. Certain MyFord/Lincoln Touch™ functions require compatible mobile devices. Some functions are not available while driving. Only use mobile phones and other devices, even with voice commands, when it is safe to do so. ©2013 Sirius Canada Inc. “SiriusXM”, the SiriusXM logo, channel names and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc. and are used under licence. ©2013 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved. Available in most new Ford vehicles with 6-month pre-paid subscription


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More than 90 people, many wearing pins saying “Justice for Ashlee,” gathered in a Kelowna courtroom Wednesday to hear Justice Geoffrey Barrow sentence Ashlee Hyatt’s killer to nine months in jail and another 27 months under conditions in the community. He had initially given the girl, who was convicted of manslaughter in November, more time under conditions in the community, but had to rescind it because it exceeded the three year maximum for youth sentences. “It’s not enough,” said Ashlee’s dad, Greg Hyatt, outside court. “I think he could have given her more time in custody.” “It could be worse,” said mom Charrie Hyatt. “We got the maximum we were allowed in our Canadian justice system. So I guess I should be happy.” Ashlee Hyatt, 16, was fatal-

ly wounded by anment,” the youth other 16-year-old told the court durgirl at a drunking the sentencing en house party in hearing. Peachland on June “I deeply re2, 2010. gret…the choices Hyatt and anI made,” she said. other girl, the court “My remorse is inheard, believed the curable and will youth, who cannever leave me. My not be named, had life is filled with cheated on her boysadness and regret.” friend and con“I’m so sorry Ashlee Hyatt fronted her. for that night The confrontaand the damage I tion became physical and at one caused…I wish I was the one that point the girl said “I’ll stab you” died,” she said. to Hyatt. For the Hyatt family, those Soon after, Hyatt was wounded words did not ring true, with Chartwice in the head area. The second rie calling it a “fake apology.” wound, which severed an artery, The court has heard that the proved fatal. girl, who had been “ostracized” Barrow found that the act was in Kelowna, continues to mainnot premeditated or planned and tain that she did not stab Ashlee that the knife used in the stabbing that night. “You can’t apologize had come from the house where if you’re saying you didn’t do it,” the party was held. Charrie said. “I cannot believe this was startDuring the sentencing hearing, ed by a stupid, immature arguCrown asked for two years in jail





and a one year community supervision order for the girl, but Barrow said such a sentence would violate the sentencing principle of handing down similar sentences for similar crimes. The defence’s request that the girl serve her sentence in the community, arguing jail could “do more harm than good” for a girl who isn’t street smart, was also rejected. Such a sentence is “not sufficient to hold (her) adequately responsible for her actions,” said Barrow. “A human life has been taken…her degree of responsibility is high,” he said. Barrow expressed condolences to the Hyatt family for their loss, but noted that “Ashlee’s life will not be measured by the sentence I impose.” Barrow sentenced the girl to nine months in custody and a nine month community supervision order. After that, she will be on probation for 18 months. She must also provide a sample of her DNA and is banned from possessing firearms for 10 years.



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ASHLEE HYATT’S mother, Charrie Hyatt, touches her heart-shaped locket as she speaks with reporters from the steps of the Kelowna courthouse, her

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Tour shows sediment problem Casa Loma drainage project has lost out on aesthetics

Green Bay property owners illustrate need for dredging project to district council

To the editor: “Council wants flood berm to be aesthetically pleasing, ” West Kelowna district councillor Rick de Jong was quoted as saying in the Capital News last week. “It’s important that the berm be aesthetically pleasing” when discussing the plan to build a berm to protect the new Mar Jok Elementary School from potential flood water.” It is such a shame the same consideration could not be given to the Casa Loma drainage improvement project. Our once picturesque neighbourhood is now carved up by large open unsightly ditches, the likes of which one might find on a side of a highway. Not only are these open ditches not aesthetically pleasing they present a huge


Although they declined the optional canoe ride, a few members of West Kelowna council made good on their promise to get a firsthand look at the issues surrounding Green Bay Tuesday. Mayor Doug Findlater, councillors David Knowles and Carol Zanon and chief administrative officer Jason Johnson accepted the offer from the Green Bay Property Owners’ Association to see how the bay has become filled in with waterborne sediments from the surrounding uplands. Findlater said he was already aware of the issue, but the tour further illustrated how shallow the water is throughout the bay. “I’d seen the problem from standing up on Boucherie Road. You can see the sedimentation at certain times happening and the discolouration of the water,” said Findlater. “Now you see really how shallow it is down here—it is extremely shallow.” Last month association president Gary Gylytiuk, along with director Jim Tait, asked the district for support in the group’s effort to create a local service area for the purpose of funding a dredging project in Green Bay. The proposed dredging would create a 30-metre wide main channel that will stretch from the entrance of the bay to within 100 metres of the other shore, according to Tait. A secondary, 24-metre wide channel would also be created.

safety risk for our community. It is only a matter of time before a child or adult out walking/cycling falls or crashes into a ditch. As mother of a young child I feel we can no longer play in our neighbourhood with the same carefree ease since Phase 1’s completion. Even our small John Dupuis Park wasn’t spared with a grass ditch running nearly the length of the park. Surly the safety of our children is of importance to the District of West Kelowna. While we appreciate the need for the district to be fiscally responsible, should it be at the expense of public safety? Ann Laity, West Kelowna

Supportive effort for family’s fight with cancer appreciated WADE PATERSON/CAPITAL NEWS

GREEN BAY Property Owners’ Association president Gary Gylytiuk measures the

depth of the water Tuesday in Green Bay. The association is looking to dredge the bay, which has become infilled with waterborne sediments from the surrounding uplands. “I’ve noticed, every year, it’s more challenging to get in and out of the bay because the sediments keep building up,” said Tait, who has lived in the Green Bay area for six years. “I’ve seen a couple of boats come into (the bay) during a windstorm— they come into the middle and they get stuck.” The property owners’ association suggests the infilling of the bay is due to years of neglect. “Nothing has been done to stop the continuing sedimentation and pollution of Green Bay,” Tait told council last month. The district is interested in gauging whether or not property owners are willing to pay a portion of the project. “We asked the association to canvass their members to see what degree of support there is for making a substan-

tial contribution from the residents,” said Findlater. Tait said early indication shows a considerable level of support for the dredging plans. “I think we’ve got 80 per cent in favour at this point—we still have some (surveys) that are not returned,” said Tait. The association has received approval for the dredging of Green Bay from the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, as well as Transport Canada. The project is estimated to cost $360,000; the association has stated it is willing to pay onethird of that cost. They have proposed the rest of the bill should be paid by the local, provincial and/ or federal governments. Findlater said the district isn’t keen on putting local tax dollars into the project. “We’ve got many higher priorities, but per-

haps we can facilitate this for them with the (federal government) and the province,” said Findlater. “We have to scale this against all of the other priorities in the district… we don’t have unlimited means.” Tait said the property owners are looking for some sort of commitment from the district to support their efforts. “If it means administering the local service area tax, that’s a big plus…not allowing interest to accrue, that’s another.” He added the property owners were happy to see members of council get a close-up look at the problem. “It’s important because when you see it in real life, you visualize it and they can get it in their mind. I think it was positive for them to come.” wpaterson

Grand opening for Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore Habitat for Humanity Kelowna will celebrate the opening of its new ReStore with a grand opening on Saturday. Festivities will include compli-

mentary coffee and donuts supplied by Tim Hortons, and a large cake donated by Save-on-Foods, and barbecued hot dogs starting at 11 a.m., the proceeds to benefit Habitat

for Humanity Kelowna. The ReStore is located at 1793 Ross Rd. in West Kelowna’s Crockford Centre Mall, across from Bylands Nurseries.

Letter to the editor: On April 6, Westside School of Tae Kwon Do held a Kick-A-Thon for Cancer, silent auction and BBQ in an effort to raise funds for a local family waging a battle with cancer. Josh age 9, and Marissa age 11, who are members of Westside Tae Kwon Do, recently found out that after a 2 1/2 year battle, their Dad, Don Carefoot, was told by doctors there was nothing more they could do for him in Canada. Don, a member of the RCMP and the kind of dependable, good-hearted person that is always willing to help others, needs our help. Treatment outside the country is very expensive. The children and parents of the school rallied together with local businesses who donated supplies, services and products for the silent auction and BBQ. The children, all ages and all ranks, took part in the kick-a-thon until each of them reached at least 500 kicks. The businesses who kindly provided donations include: All Occasions Party Rentals, Andy & Tj of EZ Rock 101.5, Artec Hardwood Floors, Bentley Motorrad, Boyd Autobody & Glass, Bulk

Barn Foods, Buy the Sea, Bylands Garden Centre, Chatters Salon (Westbank), Citizens on Patrol, City of Kelowna, Clean Perspectives, G & H Shop & Save, Graham Clarke (ICan Drywall Tool), Great Canadian Oil Change, Holiday Inn West Kelowna, Jiffy Lube, Kal Tire (West Kelowna), King Pool & Spa, Little Straw Vineyards, Manchester Signs, Mandy & Me Trail Riding, Nature’s Fare (Westbank), Nature’s Oven, Norelco Cabinets, Okanagan Liquidators, Original Joe’s (Westbank), Precision Auto, Rexall (Westbank), Save On Foods (Westbank), Sunbridge Tanning & Nailz, Swiss Chalet, Volcanic Hills Estate Winery, V-Twin Motorcycle Riding School, Wal-Mart (Westbank) and Westside School of Tae Kwon Do. There were several amazing and heart-warm-

ing events that day, demonstrating the spirit of a community coming together to help their friend and neighbour. The result was that Westside Tae Kwon Do presented a cheque to Don Carefoot and his family in the amount of $6,377. This amount is still growing as donations continue. We are keeping the account open for anyone that wishes to donate, as the cost of treatments outside of Canada, runs in the tens of thousands of dollars. If you wish to donate, please go to www. and click on “Donate” above Don Carefoot’s photo. We thank everyone who took part.

Glenna and Michael Smith, Westside Tae Kwon Do

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April 18, 2013 edition of the Kelowna Capital News