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Allison Markin is usually a busy person, but she’s reaching new heights this week. “Everything is ready to go. I have some wine shipments I am praying will get here but the conference itself is shaping up very nicely,” said Markin, who is organizing the Penticton end of the 2013 wine bloggers conference. Markin said they are expecting nearly 250 wine bloggers from across Canada and the U.S. “I was hoping we would have a few more, but the majority that are coming are very engaged wine bloggers. They are very keen to learn about a new region,” said Markin. “There are some very prolific wine bloggers coming.” Among those bloggers are people like Frank Morgan (drinkwhatyoulike. and Thea Dwelle ( Morgan, according to Markin, is an aerospace engineer by day and a prolific and popular wine blogger by night, while Dwelle makes her living blogging about wine. “She is quirky and has a different style of writing. She has been posting probably more than I have about the conference,” said Markin. “She has built a pretty good niche for herself.” Markin expects the conference attendees will be “blown away” by both the conference content and the location. “They’ve never been to any location like Penticton. Last year was in Portland, they were in the middle of a big city. We had to drive and hour to go out to the wine country,” said Markin. “And the ones that are engaging in the Facebook group right now are posting pictures and are super excited to get here and try B.C. wine. Most of them have never been to Canada, let alone B.C.” Attendees will spend June 6-8 learning

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about social media and blogging, while at the same time experiencing wine country and “live Tweeting” as they go. The Penticton Lakeside Resort will be the hub of the conference as the host hotel, with a packed schedule of seminars, wine tastings and menus overseen by the resort’s award-winning chef, Chris Remington. “They are all getting exposed to 60 different wines at our live blogging on Friday and Saturday,” said Markin, adding that the bloggers will also be getting out and about in the region, with five different excursions. “They don’t get to pick a region, but they pick a theme. Bottleneck Drive, Naramata, Oliver, Osoyoos and the Similkameen are hosting those excursions,” said Markin. “So the bloggers will go on a bus, and they won’t know where they are going, but they will be exposed to one of our micro regions.” Along with B.C. wines, the conference attendees will also be exposed to some wines from a little farther away. Wines of Uruguay is a sponsor, as is Rueda, a region in Spain, and Greece. “While a lot of the wine and food tasting is going to be B.C. focused, there are also a few international groups,” said Markin. “That happens every year at the conference; the focus really is on the host region, but then there are little pockets of “here is a new region to try.”

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COLOURFUL KARMA — Sita McKiblin of Get Bent Arts and Recreation Centre performs on stage at Gyro Park on the weekend during the stage show portion of the three-day BC Bellyfest 2013. The event attracted some of the top dancers in Western Canada for a series of workshops and performances. About 125 participants took part.


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Markin has fielded calls from Uruguay wineries, who are eager to break into the Canadian market. “I don’t think they have a huge industry just yet, but one of the good things about the wine bloggers conference is that they give some of these lesser known regions a chance to come and get the exposure,” said Markin. “It’s probably one of the first times they will be able to come to Canada and show some of their wines.” This is the first time in its six-year history the Wine Bloggers’ Conference has left the United States. It has been a three year journey bringing it to Penticton. Since the bloggers vote on where to hold the conference, Tourism Penticton and All She Wrote, Markin’s social media consulting firm put in some serious work lobbying for votes, engaging the bloggers through a variety of social networks and inviting a few bloggers for a preview visit. Prior conferences have resulted in double digit increases in wine tourism, and an economic impact in the range of $2 million, not to mention trending worldwide on Twitter bringing massive exposure to the host region. “A number of community partners are planning events throughout the South Okanagan, and we’re certain the content of the conference will be the best it’s ever been,” said Jessie Campbell, CEO of Tourism Penticton. The official conference website is at www., and the action can be followed on Twitter under the hashtag #wbc13.

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Touching ceremony honours local Steve Kidd

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It was a distinguished group that gathered on the shores of Okanagan Lake Tuesday to honour Captain Jonathan Snyder on the fifth anniversary of his death in Afghanistan. Adrienne Clarkson, former governor general of Canada and commander-in-chief of Snyder’s regiment, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, topped the speaker’s list and had the honour of unveiling a new monument, placed prominently in front of the Lakeshore Hotel on what is now known as Jonathan Snyder walk. “We will always be proud of Jonathan Snyder, we will always be happy to think that he came from this beautiful place, that he had his education here,” said Clarkson, speaking for the PPCLI, and adding that they are happy to see that the people of Penticton rallied to create this permanent memorial. “This is the person who came from this place and who represented you in a place of horror and terror,” she said, recounting the many good works done by the Canadian Armed Forces in Afghanistan, including protecting human rights and bringing education to many who never had access before.” But Clarkson was far from alone in remembering Snyder. The crowd of more than 100 included Snyder’s father

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David Snyder wipes away a tear during the unveiling ceremony of a monument in memory of his son Jonathan Snyder who died in Afghanistan in 2008. Other members of the family included brother Adam (left) and mother Anne (centre). The Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson (top right) was the special guest at the event at the Lakeside Resort.

David, brother Adam, mother Ann and his fiancée Megan Stewart. “He never failed to make people laugh, and he always enjoyed life to its fullest. Jon never did anything without a purpose and without the utmost commitment to the task,” said Stewart, adding that was true not only of his military career, but his personal life as well.

“I hope this allows everyone to remember Jon for his military accomplishments, but also to remember the incredible person he was and how much he enriched the lives of everyone he knew,” said Stewart. Sgt. Christopher Horan, a fellow Pentictonite and PPCLI comrade, added his memories of Snyder in the military.

“I first met Jonathan in army cadets … that’s about 20 years ago now,” said Horan, who ran into Snyder when he first entered the military; they were both in the same facility, Horan beginning basic training and Snyder a couple of weeks into his officer training. “I bumped into him here and there throughout my training,” said Horan. Eventu-

ally, he ran into Snyder again, when Snyder was introduced as the newest officer of PPLI and Horan’s platoon commander. “It can be very difficult for a young officer to come to a new platoon and fit in,” said Horan, adding that he made plans to quietly support Snyder from behind the scenes. “It turned out that was completely unnecessary. He had absolutely no trouble fitting into his new platoon very quickly.” Lieutenant-Colonel Bill Fletcher, who was Snyder’s company commander in 2006, during his first tour of duty in Afghanistan, had similar memories. “I believe what made Jon such a great soldier and a great leader was precisely because he was such a great person,” said Fletcher. “Jon was larger than life and there were

no half-measures for him, and it forced everyone, very early on, to take stock of this young officer.” The memorial was made possible through the work of Rotarian Brian Hughes, though he pointed out it couldn’t have happened without community support, thanking David and Craig Prystay of Lakeside Resort for donating the space and the walkway, architect Cal Meiklejohn, Frank Darin of Sherwood Trophies and Matt Kenyon of Greyback Construction. “This memorial was built simply because it was the right thing to do,” said Hughes. “This memorial to Jonathan Snyder is one of the most amazing projects I have ever been a part of. Through Jonathan’s memory we discovered the most powerful essence of humanity.”

Pimp dad agrees to life in sex offender registry Kristi Patton

Western News Staff

The Penticton man who was found guilty of pimping out his teenage stepdaughter and sexual abusing her will be in the National Sex Offender Registry for life. The man, who cannot be named due to a court publication ban in order to protect his stepdaughter, appeared at the Penticton courthouse via video on Monday for the application hearing. He agreed to have his name in the registry for life. In April, the stepfather was found guilty of 10 charges that took place over a span of about six years where he sexually abused his daughter and allowed others to abuse her to feed his own drug habit and sexual urges. The stepdaughter testified

the abuse started when she was just 12 while she lived with her stepfather and biological mother in Osoyoos and continued when they moved to Okanagan Falls and later Penticton. While living in Surrey over a period of six months in 2011, she was forced into prostitution by her stepfather. When they moved back to Penticton he continued to force her to work in the sex trade, working from the bus stop at the Soupateria. The stepfather was given credit for the time he had served since he was arrested during an undercover RCMP operation in July 2011, leaving with him seven and half years to serve behind bars. The Sex Offender Information Registration Act was proclaimed as law in 2004 and is a national registration system for sex offenders who have been convicted of designated sex offences and ordered by the courts to report annually to po-

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It took all of 2.5 years of planning to pull it off, but Okanagan College regional dean Donna Lomas said the Association of Canadian Community Colleges was a rousing success. “There was a huge representation from across Canada, but we also had 17 countries represented. They were here in Penticton, enjoying everything we have to offer,” said Lomas, adding that she heard great feedback about the region’s wineries and restaurants from the 650 attendees and their families. “They were just raving about them,” said Lomas. The estimated economic impact from the conference was expected to be in the $500,000 range. Many of the delegates brought spouses and other family members, according to Lomas, who spent their time exploring the region. “They were on wine tours and not just here in Penticton, but they were travelling throughout the region,” said Lomas. “There was a huge push at the airport in Kelowna and here. You don’t bring in 600 delegates and on top of that a bunch of partners and not have a big impact.” The conference, however, is an annual event with a serious purpose, focusing on governance and administration of colleges. “It’s about stimulating important ideas and raising important issues that are common and we

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can all work on,” said Lomas, listing off sessions that ranged from engaging students in their learning, to training and government policy. Most of the sessions took place at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre, as well as the South Okanagan Event Centre, but there was also time to show off the Penticton campus and the Centre of Excellence there, one of the greenest buildings in the world. The actual conference ran from Saturday to late Monday,

but there were a number of preconference events as well, starting Wednesday night with the first big tour for directors and deans of trades and technology. “Saturday, we had a group of Nigerians that came and they were on a tour of the buildings, but also meeting with some of our program deans around possible international opportunities,” said Lomas. “I am so grateful to all the staff on the campus, because it was just looking absolutely fabulous. The staff worked very hard to make sure we put our best foot forward.” Lomas said they also showed off the facilities and the diversity of the region on Saturday night, when they hosted a regional festival on campus, showcasing the culinary arts program from the Kelowna campus, nine local wineries, three breweries and five caterers. There was also a variety of entertainment from up and down the valley, including poet Shane Koyczan, who Lomas said amazed the crowd. “For some people that was challenging, because they hadn’t heard a slam poet before,” she said. ACCC is the national and international voice of Canada’s publicly funded colleges, institutes and polytechnics, serving 1.5 million learners of all ages and from all socio-economic quarters at campuses in 1,000 urban, rural and remote communities.

Jail term for Halloween stabbings Kristi Patton

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Steven Cameron was sentenced to nine months in jail for stabbing two Penticton men at a Halloween party in 2010. A jury found Cameron guilty of two counts

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tween the two friends to stop the scuffle. When the fight did get broken up, McNeil and Robertson realized they had been stabbed. Robertson received the brunt of the attack suffering five stab wounds and McNeil was stabbed twice. Both men have since recovered from their injuries. Cameron testified during the trial that he “lost control” at the

party after an argument with party host Robertson about consumption of alcohol that evening. Defence council argued he was acting in selfdefence. Crown counsel countered that in the video statement by Cameron to RCMP he had not mentioned anything about being choked out and had no choice but to use the knife he brought to the party with him.

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Knife found in dead woman’s hand shown to jury at Wiens trial

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Jurors on Tuesday got their first look at a knife that could play a central role in the Keith Wiens murder trial. Wiens is charged with second-degree murder in connection with the August 2011 shooting death of Lynn Kalmring at the home the couple shared in Penticton. The knife was found in Kalmring’s left hand by investigators, and the Crown is expected to argue that Wiens placed the knife after the shooting to make it appear he pulled the trigger in self-defence. Kalmring’s body was located on the floor of her bedroom with a gunshot wound to her head. A handgun in a holster was found on the bed. The trial, which opened Thursday in B.C. Supreme Court in Kelowna, continued Tuesday morning with testimony from three Penticton RCMP officers who collected evidence at the shooting scene on Aug. 16, 2011. Forensic specialist Cpl. Frances Burke told the court she found no fingerprints on the gun or the knife, nor did she detect any blood on the gun’s barrel or anywhere else in the home, besides the bedroom. Burke also said she found a bullet casing under a pair of shorts that were on the bedroom floor. Cpl. Warren Kraft, who assisted Burke at the scene, told the court he first saw Kamlring lying on her back with her head near the bedroom door, and upon closer inspection noticed the knife in her left hand. He said a fan on the bedroom dresser was turned on and no damage was visible in the room, save for blood stains on the foot of the bed and on the floor and wall near Kalmring’s body. Kraft also walked the court through a book of photos taken at the scene and of Kalmring’s autopsy. Justice Geoff Barrow warned jurors the pictures would be “likely upsetting” to look at, and told them he would put the court in recess if any of them needed time to collect themselves after viewing the photos. Const. Darren Durnin, a member of the Penticton RCMP’s general investigation section, was in charge of managing physical evidence at the scene and produced for the court the knife that was found in Kalmring’s hand. The dark-handled kitchen knife, the steel blade of which Durnin said measured about 30 centimetres, didn’t appear to have any stains on it. Jurors leaned forward in their seats to look at the knife as a sheriff displayed it in front of them.

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During his opening statement last Thursday, Crown counsel Colin Forsyth told the seven-woman, five-man jury that evidence presented at the trial would show Wiens shot Kalmring from a distance of less than one metre and that the knife was easily removed from her hand by investigators. “I anticipate the issue of whether (the knife) was in her hand when she was fatally shot will be up to you,” he said. Forsyth also said the court would hear the 911 call placed by Wiens to alert police to the shooting, and during which Wiens told a dispatcher he had made “a big, huge mistake,” and, “something got out of hand here tonight.” Kalmring’s sister, Shelly Pertelson, testified last week that Wiens had been acting strangely in the days before the incident, and that the couple, both in their 50s, had argued about money prior to the shooting. Wiens, a retired RCMP officer, sat expressionless in the prisoner’s box on Tuesday. He wore a dark suit with a blue shirt and red tie, and had his grey hair and moustache clipped short. He sipped water frequently and spoke just once to one of the two lawyers defending him. The Crown plans to call 25 witnesses at the trial, which is expected to last 15 days. A lawyer who represented Wiens previously convinced a judge to move the trial to Kelowna, because it was feared that news coverage of the case in Penticton may have tainted the jury pool here.

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Bagpipers and highland dancers will highlight the grand opening of a new veterans’ tribute at a West Bench park. The tribute at Selby Park pays homage to the veterans who settled the neighbourhood in the 1950s. At the heart of that tribute is a large table topped with metal plating that’s cut into the design of a map that depicts the original Veterans’ Land Act subdivision between 1952 and 1957. A bronze plaque lists the name of the veteran originally associated with each lot. The West bench was settled following the Second World War when soldiers were helped by the VLA to buy property and establish themselves. In addition to the map, Selby Park also received a new wheelchair-accessible ramp, stairs and pathway, plus cut-steel sculptures depicting people who are meant to pay tribute to families and the impact war had on them. The work was funded by a $25,000 grant from

Veterans Affairs Canada and relied heavily on community consultation and help from two local designers. “We wanted to highlight how the VLA helped returning veterans re-establish a life within Canadian society after being dislocated by the war,” architect Chris Allen said in a press release. Allen worked with architect Cal Meiklejohn on the design, which was co-ordinated by the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen. While the public got a preview of the redesigned park in November, the grand opening is officially slated for Saturday, June 15. Neighbourhood veterans will be welcomed into the park by bagpipers for a formal ribbon cutting, followed by a presentation from the park designers. Complimentary cake and sandwiches will be available, along with an opportunity for residents to share stories and enjoy the tribute. The pipers will escort the veterans into the park at 11 a.m. sharp, and chairs plus a special parking and unloading area will be available for those who need them.




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B.C. wine a treat for techno tastebuds There is a little bit of luddite in all of us, resisting new technologies, and proclaiming how they will never last. Technology, however, was the key to bringing a new conference to Penticton, one that could potentially have ramifications far beyond the 240 people expected to attend or the money the conference may inject into the local economy. Tomorrow is the first day of the 2013 Wine Bloggers’ conference, the first time it has been held in location outside the US. And it’s here due to the lobbying efforts of Tourism Penticton in partnership with social media expert Allison Markin, who saw the potential in not only using social media to promote Penticton but the larger potential in drawing a group of bloggers here to sample the region’s wines. Uncounted numbers of readers will now be reading about both B.C. wines and the region that produces them as the conference attendees live blog and tweet while enjoying tasting sessions or excursions taking them around the region, from Summerland to the border. You can’t buy that level of exposure. So, thanks to Twitter, Facebook etc — all of which have been declared a flash in the pan, dead, or just passé at some point — the South Okanagan Similkameen is going to be shown off to a huge swath of people who may have never thought about visiting the region before. The communications landscape is changing. Once, it took days for stories to travel around the world and now,WESTERN wine aficionados will be reading PENTICTON up to the moment impressions from their favourite writers. We applaud the foresightedness of the team who saw the potential in this new landscape to reach out to a worldwide audience and offer them a taste of the South Okanagan.


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Enbridge pipeline isn’t dead yet One of Premier Christy Clark’s first tasks of the new term will be to resume trade talks with Alberta and Saskatchewan. Several daunting tasks await. Clark must repair relations with Alberta Premier Alison Redford after B.C.’s theatrics over oil pipelines before the election, and prepare for the results of a federal environmental review of the Enbridge Northern Gateway proposal in the fall. Some people were surprised on Friday when the B.C. government released its final written submission to the federal environmental review panel on Northern Gateway. It was widely interpreted as B.C.’s outright rejection of the project, but it’s not as simple as that. Clark and B.C. Environment Minister Terry Lake signalled several times before the election that they were not getting the answers they wanted from Enbridge. But they stuck to the principle that the hearings must be completed. The NDP repeated for months that the B.C. Liberal government had forfeited its own review and handed jurisdiction over the environmental

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B.C. Views assessment to Ottawa. In fact, a pipeline that runs across two provinces is by definition a matter of federal jurisdiction. B.C. could have held its own parallel set of hearings, which was the NDP’s stated preference, but in no circumstance does the province have a veto. Both the B.C. Liberal government and Enbridge were careful to leave the door open for further talks. A closer reading of their comments shows that the key difference at this stage is one of timing. “The panel must determine if it is appropriate to grant a certificate for the project as currently proposed on the basis of

a promise to do more study and planning after the certificate is granted,” Lake said. “Our government does not believe that a certificate should be granted before these important questions are answered.” According to Enbridge executive Janet Holder, those important questions can’t all be answered until the hearings are over. The company maintains that every river crossing and spill response plan can’t be done in detail during the twoyear hearings. B.C.’s final submission runs to nearly 100 pages. It goes into detail on the inconsistencies and unanswered questions on such vital topics as whether diluted bitumen can sink in water. In short, the province argues that it can sink if the oil is in fresh water, or if it is exposed to weathering so lighter fractions evaporate, or if it is mixed with sediments that increase its density. These are pertinent conditions if heavy oil were to leak into a river in springtime, when water runs fast and cold and brown with sediment. Then there are the obstacles presented by responding to a spill in remote wilderness and heavy

snow. Given both provincial and aboriginal opposition in B.C., the Enbridge pipeline is unlikely to be imposed, and last week Conservative cabinet minister James Moore clearly ruled that out. The B.C. government has consistently maintained that the current project does not meet Clark’s often-repeated five conditions, including the vaguely defined “fair share” of revenues, and Moore said the federal government agrees with those conditions. The B.C. government has to face some other uncomfortable realities as well. If heavy oil pipelines are such a risk, how does B.C. manage the one that has stretched across remote and populated areas for 60 years? Does the government take a stand against new pipelines, and then watch as rail cars full of heavy oil cross those same rivers? No permit is required for that, and in fact there are more hazardous materials than oil moving by rail and road across the province today. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and

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Home sale hits barrier for senior I am a disabled Native lady in her senior years who has been pleading with the manager of my mobile home park to remove the eyesores in my back yard. It started in 2012 when I wanted to sell my home. With my disabilities and lower income, I find it hard to maintain the yard and upkeep on my home. I put my home up for sale on May 30, 2012. On June 1, I took pictures of what the neighbour behind me did. She took it upon herself to tear down my fence and screw untreated, unstained 2x4s to my fence posts and staple uneven chain-link fence to the 2x4s. A letter was sent to the property manager as well as the owner of the park. The letter fell on blind eyes and

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I understand that 52 per cent of eligible voters actually managed to vote in the recent provincial election. Fifty-two per cent — how low can we get? No party can be happy with this figure as it indicates an abandonment of the basic responsibility of everyone in a democratic country ie: the necessity of voting in every election. Democracy didn’t just happen. I was arrived at over long years of bitter struggle, of finally proclaiming that every citizen has an equal voice with every other person, ie: one vote each. The tired old excuse, “no time, don’t know the issues, they’re all the same, my vote doesn’t matter,” are each and every one, a cop out. So it’s past time to adopt the Australian system of compulsory vote by a fine for all qualified voters who do not bother to vote, perhaps that would awaken people. One thing is certain, Canada cannot be allowed to back slide into a pseudo-democracy, aka a dictatorship, but that is happening now. Please be ready to explain to veterans (and others) why you could not/would not/did not vote. Sheila White Summerland

Patients deserve protection

I was shocked but not surprised at the recent news that a caregiver was caught abusing a dementia patient. Reportedly this happens more often than anyone would think. In this case the offender was caught with the use of a hidden camera. Hidden cameras are common use in stores and at road intersections. Surely patient safety is as important as shop lifting or driving infractions. Why can’t surveillance cameras be installed in every room of a care facility in order to protect patients who cannot speak for themselves? Gerry Lepine Summerland

Taking a stand against GMOs

Hey, hey! ho, ho! GMOs have got to go! On May 25, there was a very loud voice speaking up all over the world against Monsanto and their Genetically Modified Organisms (seeds). This was a much needed and welcome event that even here in Penticton many people attended. The event was very exciting and a good step in the right direction. There were a few speakers who were very passionate about the event and felt they must inform people about the GMOs produced by Monsanto and their many other very questionable practices. There were some people as we marched who called out “What’s a GMO?” So I say it is a seed that has had the DNA of an animal put

deaf ears. I feel that with this eyesore in my back yard, I was unable to sell my home since nothing was done in 2012 and the manager ignored the issue. On April 20th, 2013, I received a call from a neighbour saying I better go into my back yard and see what was now going on. My neighbour once again took it upon herself to screw 4x8-foot sheets of untreated, unpainted plywood to my fence posts, creating a barrier 36 feet long and eight feet high. Letters have been hand delivered to the bylaw office and at least half a dozen to the property manager. The park manager did come on April 30 to look at it, and in front of myself and five witnesses he said it would be re-

into it to make it either be more resilient to cold, change its colour, or anything else they want to enhance in any number of ways in any number of seeds. Canola, for instance has been made what they call “Roundup ready.” They have actually inserted the roundup into the DNA of the canola to make it a part of the seed so roundup won’t kill it. What, I ask, does it do to us? With little or no regard for the effects of their genetically modified seeds on us humans. Monsanto has gone to great length to get their seeds and food to the public without even allowing us to be informed as to what we are consuming. Monsanto does not have to label their product. Monsanto takes no precautions to do any reasonable testing of the long term effects of these seeds in this very new approach to enhancing the DNA structure of a seed. It simply is not tested enough. So we have now, in turn, become their science experiment. The lack of action taken by any elected official no matter how far up the ladder, not to even question what is going on, is outrageous. That was also one of the things we were hoping to shed light on by ending our march at Nanaimo square in front of Dan Ashton’s office. He and Dan Albas were invited to speak on the subject at the march but could not attend. There were many families, lots of kids, local farmers and even Doug Maxwell, our local politician, came to say a word. My son and I spent a couple days making posters for the event to make sure all people had a poster. I am happy to say that the local farmers market was in support of the rally as well. People running up to get a picture and adding their cheers to the crowd. I heard many horns honking and there was just a general goodwill feeling of getting the message out there. We chanted and held our signs up with pride. My son, my friends and I. All the way and then some. This is not the only thing that is being done without our knowing by the powers that be and I am hopeful that, with the March against Monsanto, here and across the globe, we will all step up and take back our rights, that were fought for by our predecessors. To know what is happening and have a say in our country. And stop the seemingly blind destruction of Monsanto and their genetically modified seeds, to start. Colleen Essler Penticton

Senatorial shame

Re: The continuing saga of Senator Duffy. The Red Chamber should be called the Red-Faced chamber, if there were any shame among the senators which there apparently isn’t. Shades of Bassi and Virk of the B.C. Rail scandal. In that infamous case, we, the tax-paying public, shelled out the $6 million to help keep the complete story of possible

moved. He told me in front of the witnesses if I wanted to put up a fence to apply for a permit and give it to the lady in the office. With a witness on May 17, I filled in the permit and gave it to the lady in the office. On Mother’s Day, May 12, the neighbour cut the barrier down by two feet. I had planned on putting my home up for sale again this spring but I don’t have a hope in hell of selling when it looks like the “slums.” Who would want to buy a home in the slums when rents are over $600 for anyone new moving in? Judy Wilson Penticton

government corruption out of the news. In the federal case, $90,000 as a personal “gift” seems to have served the same purpose. Money not only talks, in some cases it also serves to buy silence. Joy Lang Penticton

Parking changes a problem

I work in a downtown Penticton office. After work Wednesday I found the city’s notice of new downtown parking program rather unceremoniously slapped to the windshield of my car. In closing, the notice advised those concerned to phone or email the city. Well, I am greatly concerned. I, and many others who work downtown, serving the downtown businesses customers; earn minimum or little more than minimum wage. I cannot afford to pay for parking on top of all my other living expenses.First, for the privilege to live here we suffer the wages hit by the sunshine tax. Now you want us to pay for the privilege to work downtown when there is no employment anywhere else in the city. The people who work downtown help to keep the businesses alive, attract customers to the “revitalized downtown area” and thereby support the economy of the city. We, the backbone of downtown Penticton should be provided free parking. The old Nanaimo Hall lot could be designated free parking for downtown employees who would be provided with parking passes for display in their vehicle windows. Otherwise, we may very well see a mass exodus of downtown employees every two hours to move their vehicles from one parking space to another. In an eight-hour day — do the math. Not only would productivity and customer service suffer but so would the city’s carbon footprint. Susan Finlay Penticton

MP congratulates MLA

I would like to congratulate Dan Ashton on his victory in the provincial election and to wish him the very best as he undertakes his responsibilities as MLA. I’ve enjoyed working with Dan in his capacity as chair of the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen and look forward to our future collaborations. Alex Atamanenko, MP B.C. Southern Interior

Canadian crops are safe

Re: the recent protest against Monsanto. It concerns me to read that some people are worried about the safety of genetically modified foods that they have taken to the streets. I’d like to add to the conversation by providing some information that these people

may not be aware of, but which may help relieve their concerns. Canadians have access to one of the safest and most abundant food supplies in the world. All crops, including crops that have been genetically modified, are subject to Canada’s strict regulatory standards. Extensive safety reviews are completed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada to ensure all crops are safe for people, animals and the environment. Crops improved through modern plant breeding enjoy a remarkable food safety record, having been grown for well over a decade and eaten by billions of people worldwide. In fact, regulatory agencies around the world as well as highly regarded international organizations like the World Health Organization, have all endorsed the safety of these enhanced crops. Canadian farmers choose to grow genetically improved varieties of corn, canola, soybeans and other crops because they offer many benefits, including increased yields and improved pest control. This is good for farmers but also benefits the environment by allowing farmers to grow more food on less land and leaving valuable green spaces and wildlife intact. Farmers are also able to minimize or even eliminate tilling the soil to control weeds, which enriches the soil and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Consumers benefit at the grocery store by having safe food that’s affordable — with the help of plant biotechnology, Canadians save almost 60 per cent on their grocery bills. For more information I would encourage readers to visit our website at as well as Health Canada’s website for more information. Lorne Hepworth, president CropLife Canada

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Country songstress flying high with opening slot for Jackson Kristi Patton

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Under The Radar is the title of her last album but don’t expect Livy Jeanne to fly below that for much longer. “It’s the dark horse, no one knew about her and then all of sudden here she is. I really loved that title,” said Jeanne. The Albertan songstress is opening for Alan Jackson when he comes to Penticton at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Aug. 3, just another move that is propelling the career of this fast-rising star. “It’s the craziest thing. When my agent told me it didn’t even kick in until after a week that he told me. It is insane. I am a huge fan and so excited,” said Jeanne about the opening slot. At just 18, Jeanne is a regular teen. She recently got her wisdom teeth pulled, has a part-time job as a waitress and will be graduating this year. Her parents didn’t even realize she could even sing until she invited them to a school fundraising concert she performed at when she was 12. “I think they thought a huge monkey hook was going to come and pull me off the stage. My mom bought me a little outfit to give me some confidence probably thinking that if I don’t sound good at least I will look good,” joked Jeanne. What they saw was a jaw-dropping performance of a Sheryl Crow song. Now she is hanging with the best writers in country music, and it all goes back to a karaoke machine she got as a Christmas gift. “My parents didn’t know what to get me for Christmas one year and got me a karaoke machine because I was too young for cell phone or all those other electronic gadgets. They didn’t even know that I liked to sing and that catapulted my love for music because I

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Livy Jeanne, a country singer/songwriter from Alberta, will be opening for Alan Jackson on Aug. 3 in Penticton at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

realized this is fun. It’s kind of funny how a little karaoke machine can get you going,” said Jeanne. Oddly enough her first guitar came from the store the karaoke machine did. “Costco starts everything apparently. It is the place of dreams,” she joked. The songstress learned as much as she could online and proved to her parents she was ready to apply herself to this newly found craft and graduated to voice and guitar lessons. Her budding music career has included numerous talent competitions and showcases but a career changer came when she met Tom

McKillip, producer of Lisa Brokop and One More Girl. “I spent a lot of time with Tom and One More Girl and they were great mentors. I spent so much time with them that after awhile I was known as the other girl or the one more girl,” said Jeanne. Two of the songs she co-wrote with them ended up on her EP. It was another song, Invisible, that Jeanne co-wrote that has touched many and led to a tour by the same name. It addresses the theme of teenage bullying, something Jeanne is familiar with. “I was bullied from Grade 5 to Grade 8. I

had moved from Calgary to Edmonton and it was a new experience for me because I never had problems like that before. I thought being myself, like I had been in Calgary, would make me friends. But it was a small school and it wasn’t easy. That song came from the fact that I didn’t deserve that. I know who I am, I am smart, I am beautiful and I don’t have to be that victim anymore,” said Jeanne. That song resulted in her lending support to Kids Help Phone where she toured about 60 schools playing her music and speaking to students about the experience. With a stack of journals in her room documenting her ideas, thoughts and her life so far, Jeanne has caught the songwriting bug and cracks those open when she is inspired. When she isn’t doodling in her journals she probably is working on a new YouTube video. She recently covered Canadian hip hop artist Classified’s hit Inner Ninja in her own country way that he acknowledged on Twitter. She now is working towards releasing a new cowritten song called Any Other Way. “I love writing and the whole experience. This one is mid-tempo with a driving beat and based around the people you love and even if they end up breaking your heart, the whole thing was worth it. I’m really excited to see how people react to it,” said Jeanne. But for the moment Jeanne is still in the clouds about opening for country star Alan Jackson, the music that she was raised on, and like every teenager counting down the days to summer. “I feel like I’m just getting started in this and excited to see what will come,” she said. Tickets for Alan Jackson with special guest Livy Jeanne are on sale now and can be purchased at by phone at 1-877-763-2849 or in person at the Valley First Box Office (at the SOEC) and the Wine Country Visitor Centre.

Renowned Canadian fiddler Scott Woods returns to Shatford Western News Staff

Famous trick fiddler Scott Woods is bring his show, Swingin’ Fiddles, to the Shatford Centre on June 9. Making their way across Canada the show features Woods, who is a multiple winner of the Canadian Open and Grand Masters Fiddle Contests. Woods and his band bring alive the music of the 30s to 50s, including pop standards, big band, gospel, western swing, country and plenty of old time favourites in a two-hour, uplifting, old time show. Hailing from Fergus, Ont., Woods is a sixth generation fiddler. He was the musical director and played the part of Don Messer in Memories of Don Messer’s Jubilee that toured extensively throughout Canada for eight years. He now travels across the

country continuing his own family tradition of old time music started by his father and The Merv Woods Orchestra back in 1950. His mother Carolyn still plays the piano and travels with the band today. Woods has won competitions and performed throughout Canada, the United States and Europe. He can turn somersaults and step dance while playing the fiddle. This keeps the tradition started by his father, Merv, who started playing old time music in 1944 and formed a band known as the Merv Wood Orchestra that later included his four children. By the mid 1980s, Merv’s role as the leader of the band was passed on to his son. Joining Woods on the second leg of his cross-Canada tour is his mother, Wes Dymond (drums), Emily Yarascavitch (fiddle and step dance) and Ben Norris (drums, fiddle, guitar, bass and

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Naramata and Vancouver voices unite for concert this weekend a lot of men in this community, from Naramata to Summerland who are great singers and maybe just need to try it out,” said Glibbery. “Choir is fun, but challenging, as we continually strive for improving musical results. We would love to add a few more talented singers, men especially to our great group.” The Vancouver Orpheus Male Choir was formed in 1992 for men of all ages who enjoy

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The Naramata Community Choir is presenting a joint concert with the Vancouver Orpheus Male Choir this weekend. The timing couldn’t have been better for Naramata Community Choir director Justin Glibbery who said the local singers are celebrating their 51st anniversary and are keen on recruiting more males voices. “We know there are


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singing. Orpheus focuses on popular songs from many times and lands, including Broadway show tunes, spirituals, sea shanties and rousing male voice classics. The group has been on tour in the Kootenays this week and Penticton is their one stop in the Okanagan Valley. The visiting voices will be singing from their Best of Orpheus 20-year anniversary highlights, and Naramata tenors and basses will join in for a classic Canadian folk piece. The two choirs, totalling over 90 voices strong, will perform one rousing piece together. Female choir members will enjoy the spotlight, with their own special number. The concert includes a special appearance by Liz Lupton and the Fiddlekidz, which will add some strings and twangs to a great Appala-

chian favourite. Glibbery said anyone interested in joining the Naramata Community Choir can come to rehearsals on Tuesday evenings between September and June. The group has about three or four performances a year. Tickets for the joint concert with the Vancouver Orpheus Male choir are $15 for adults, $10 for students and are available at the Dragon’s Den, the Penticton United Church office (open to 1 p.m. daily), the Naramata Store and from Naramata choir members. The performance takes place on June 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Penticton United Church. There is general seating and doors open at 6:45 p.m. Glibbery suggests purchasing tickets in advance as there will be limited tickets available at the door.

Firehall Brewery heats up summer Kristi Patton

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For Oliver’s Firehall Brewery, music and beer go hand-in-hand and for that reason they are bringing back their Back Alley Concert Series. “We musically rhythm-condition the beer, we say,” said Sid Ruhland, Firehall Brewery beer chief. “You play nice music for plants to grow and they like it so we thought yeast and fermentation would be the same.” The colourful firehall in the heart of Canada’s Wine Capital will be the venue for three concerts over the summer months. Ruhland said when they started their brewery just over 15 months ago they knew it would have a close relationship to music. “Craft beer and music are our passions and what we came up with was a community based event that brings everyone together,” he said. “We also wanted it to be affordable so we kept the price of admission down and just cover the costs we incur.” The series kicks off with Summerland band Forever Young, a Neil

Young Tribute. Ruhland said they had them at the inaugural event last year and they were so successful they invited Forever Young back on June 15. This will be followed by Firehall Brewery favourites, Wined It Up on July 20. Ruhland explained them as classic rock with a cowboy flair. The concert series will end with Kelowna alternative rockers, Malibu Knights. The live music will be complemented by beer from Firehall Brewery and a local featured winery. Food is not served at the event and picnic meals are encouraged. Tickets are $12 (plus GST), no minors allowed, for sale in advance at the Firehall Bistro in Oliver. The brewery has some other exciting events this summer with the release of their craft brews in 650 ml bottles at select local stores and are working in conjunction with Penticton’s Cannery Brewing and Tin Whistle Brewery for a special cask. This will be featured at the Kettle Valley Station pub on July 4 for Joe Wiebe, the author of Craft Beer Revolution, book signing event.

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Staring straight ahead, Aaron Barclay’s face remained expressionless as he remembered the man who became like a brother to him in the short time they knew each other. Barclay was just one of the nearly 1,000 people who turned up for the fundraiser and rally Sunday in support of Clint Schoening’s family. A motorcycle accident the night of May 11 claimed the life of the 34-year-old former Penticton resident who was living in West Kelowna at the time. “Clint was just someone that everybody liked,” said Barclay as he struggled to contain his emotions. “He loved life, he loved his family and he loved to ride. He would do anything for you, he’d do anything for anybody who needed any kind of help.” Shortly after noon, Barclay and more than 100 other grimfaced riders formed a long procession as they left the Minute Brake and Muffler shop on Skaha Lake Road, taking Highway 97 to Oliver. The group then made its way back to Okanagan Falls, this time driving along Eastside Road, stopping briefly at the crash site before resuming the ride along South Main Street and back to the starting point. At the Minute Muffler location a barbecue was going full tilt, along with 50-50 draws and a large truck was kept busy hauling huge bags of empties brought in by members of the public.

Estimated total of the day’s events, including a silent auction for well over 100 donated items, is expected to be about $20,000. “Wow, it was an incredible day and a really amazing turnout, this community is really something,” said long-time family friend and co-organizer Marissa Hilton McPherson. “It was a pretty emotional for everyone, family and friends, but it was also a very beautiful day. But I really wasn’t surprised because Clint touched so many lives and the family just needs so much support right now.” The rally came on the heels of a huge memorial service at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre in celebration of Schoening’s life which was attended by about 600 people. Among those who attended both events was Schoening’s widow Crystal Sylvester who was a passenger on the motor-

cycle on the night of the accident. Although severely injured she has since been released from hospital and is currently staying in Penticton with the couple’s two young sons, aged two and four. “Crystal did go on the ride in a vehicle and said it was absolutely beautiful and she remembered there was one really cool cloud in the sky it was like a rainbow,” said Hilton McPherson. “She just wanted to post a big thank you to everybody who had come out to help the family and just how important it was to all of them. At dinner afterwards she said she was just blown away by all the donations.” Contributions included a pair of round trip tickets to anywhere WestJet Airlines flies, RDS Skate Supplies clothing and a metal iron cross sculpture with a picture of Schoening. The last item was purchased for $800 and donated back to Sylvester. “People were just so giving on that day,” said the co-organizer. “We made about $1,200 on the 50-50 draw and a number of people returned their winnings. We got about $800 back.” Hilton McPherson described the memorial service held Thursday at the trade and convention centre as “emotional” but a positive celebration of her friend’s life. Many in attendance spoke about Schoening and how he touched their lives. There was also a photo slide show. “I think it was important everyone had that opportunity, it was difficult in some ways, but it was a good thing,” she said.

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Billboard campaign brings awarness to mental illness John Arendt Black Press

After coping with depression for more than a year and a half, Vishal Lekhi wanted to share a message urging people to talk about mental health and to get support. His message took the form of a billboard, visible from the north entrance to Penticton off Highway 97. The message reads, “Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shames us all. Build a support network today.” The billboard cost Lekhi $800 for one month. It will remain in place until June 13, unless he receives additional funding to pay for more time. He added that he did not receive any funding from a mental health organization for the bill-

board. In addition to the billboard, Lekhi has also set up a Facebook page, South Okanagan Mental Health Awareness. It can be found at https://www.facebook. com/SouthOkanaganMentalHealthAwareness. Lekhi said the message on the billboard is important to him because of his experiences with depression and anxiety during his first year of university. He coped with the help for some friends who gave him the support he needed. “Luckily I had friends who were supportive. It helped a lot,” he said. “They never let me feel weak.” Too often, he said, those dealing with depression or other mental illnesses do not want to talk about what they are facing, a trend which

needs to change. “When someone is mentally exhausted, they’ve been strong too long,” he said. The Canadian Mental Health Association raises awareness of mental health issues in May. Mental Health Week ran from May 6 to 12 this year. Those who want to contact Lekhi about the billboard may reach him by email at vishal.

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Representatives from the Vancouver Canucks are expected in Penticton on Thursday to announce the return of an NHL prospects tournament. A media advisory issued Tuesday afternoon invited the press to meet with Canucks brass at the South Okanagan Events Centre for a “special announcement.” No other details were provided. However, it’s expected the event will be used to confirm the return of the Young Stars Tournament to Penticton. Two previous editions of the tournament featured top prospects from five NHL teams competing in a round-robin tournament in front of coaches, scouts, team officials and fans. The last such event, held in September 2011, also attracted squads from the Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, San Jose Sharks and Winnipeg Jets. The 2010 edition featured the likes of current Oilers stars Jordan Eberle and Taylor Hall. The Canucks also stuck around after the tournament to open their regular training camp, and treated fans to an intrasquad game. Last year’s tournament was cancelled due to the NHL lockout. The Western News reported in April that a Vancouver-based sports reporter had tweeted that the Young Stars Tournament would return to Penticton this September. SOEC general manager Dean Clarke later confirmed a deal was in the works and that an announcement was expected this month.

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Bootcamp challenge pushes players Emanuel Sequeira Western News Staff

Boot camp ensures players realize what it means to play for Canada’s Olympic hockey team. Goalie Shannon Szabados said it’s been tough but added for them to grow as a group, “It’s something that is going to be crucial to our success in Russia.” Players just take a day-by-day approach. Szabados and defenceman Catherine Ward are among 27 players named to the centralization roster that started training in Penticton May 27 until June 19. “It’s been busy days, but it’s a really great learning experience for us, I think, working together,” said Ward during day four. “Pushing each other really gives us an edge. Some days are going to be a grind more than others. We’re having fun still.” Players participate in on- and off-ice training sessions and the schedule is rigorous, just as it will be during their centralization in Calgary. The focus is on their overall development. “This camp will be a great opportunity for our team to create an environment which challenges the athletes and staff to push themselves outside of their comfort zones, and to prepare them for the challenges they’ll face during the Olympic year,” said coach Dan Church, in a release. Szabados, fresh off helping the Northern Alberta Institute of

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HAYLEY WICKENHEISER is known for having a strong work ethic. Her drive to continue improving pushes her teammates to do the same. Wickenheiser and Canada’s Olympic women’s team will be training in Penticton until June 19.

Technology Ooks men’s team capture their first Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference championship in 16 years, said those who have been through it know what to expect. “I think the rookies were a little scared coming into it,” said Szabados, who became the first female to play on NAIT’s men’s hockey team. “It’s nice for us veterans to kind of know and we can help the younger players through

it. At the same time, we’re all going to have our bad days. We rely on the young ones to kind of pick us up too.” When she was a rookie, Szabados recalls the influence that Hayley Wickenheiser had on her. “I didn’t really know anything,” said Szabados, who had Wickenheiser for a roommate. “It was nice to kind of see how hard she works. We always bug her that she has secret work

outs. She’s always doing something, always trying to get better. She bikes to the rink everyday. She definitely sets the bar as working hard and trying to get better.” Szabados said the boot camps can be a wake up call. “We like to think that we train hard, in season and off season, but when you come here … I think we woke up at 6 a.m. and other than a little lunch break and supper break we

will be getting home around 9 p.m. It’s different than most of us have ever experienced. I don’t know if anyone has puked yet. There were some tears last year. Some not finer moments in our lives but that is part of pushing us out of our comfort zone.” Teammates are never alone in tough moments. If someone does mentally break down and cry, support isn’t far. “It’s just to cheer her on, everything will be fine, just have to get through it,” said Ward, who has been on the national team since 2009. Going through the camp helps the players learn about each other, which becomes critical during game situations. “Looking at Russia, not everyone is going to maybe perform the best when they want,” said the soft-spoken Ward. “Maybe next shift have a better shift if they made a mistake. Some have different qualities. Some have different strengths. I think just learning about that is important when it really matters in the end.” On one of the first few days of the camp, the group teamed up with Okanagan Hockey Academy players for an Amazing Race. “I think it was a little harder than we thought it would be,” joked Szabados. “You hear Amazing Race and we are all excited. It was tough. We biked all around town. So thank you to Penticton for dealing with us.”

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A top four finish eluded the Princess Margaret Mustangs senior girls soccer team during provincials. The Mustangs returned to Penticton from Courtney finishing 14th among 16 teams. Coach John Buckley said his team competed at a high level for the entire tournament and impressed many other programs with their skilled possession game and work ethic. The Mustangs fortunes during the round robin changed when they lost to the Ballenas Whalers 1-0. Ballenas, a group that played a physical style that included tackling late and hard, dashed the Mustangs hopes when they score a late goal from a defensive miscommunication. The loss also dropped the Mustangs from first in their pool to fourth. Mustang Jessie Olfert received Player of the Game honours for her unmatched performance. In their first playoff game, the Mustangs matched the intensity of the Terrace Secondary Kermode Bears and received offense from Sydney McKinlay and Taylor Corrie for a 2-0 win. Their final game pitted them against defending B.C. Champions Seycove Seyhawks. “In one of the best skill games of the championships, Maggie traded attacking chances in a battle between two skilled teams,” said Buckley. “Seycove ended up on top with a 2-1 victory, but not after controversy as the Mustangs stormed the net and had several great scoring chances and a sure goal saved off the line in the final seconds by a no-call hand ball.” Deb Rose, who finished her four-year career, was named Player of the Game. The Mustangs opened the provincial championship against Abbotsford Traditional School Titans, losing 1-0. McKenzie Ricard was awarded Player of the Game for great defending and leadership. The team regrouped to defeat Nelson’s L.V. Rogers Bombers 1-0. The Bombers placed fourth. Jessica Castle was selected Player of the Game. Ricard was selected to the tournament all-star team and played her best games of the year. “The Mustangs deserved better but struggled to score on their chances as top goal scorer Nicole Mann was lost to an injury suffered in the May long-weekend district team exhibition tournament,” said Buckley. “Jessie Olfert, Rylee McKinlay and Deb Rose all battled hard thru injuries and were strong contributors to the team’s performance.” Buckley added there is excitement for next season since they only lose one player.

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A pair of 2-0 wins have improved the Penticton Pinnacles under-21 women’s team to 3-1-1 in Pacific Coast Soccer League action. Just like in Saturday’s win against the Fraser Valley Action, Anika Nystrom netted the opening goal, which proved to be the winner. The insurance marker came from Mila Miller. Pinnacles coach Ray Hintz wants to see his offense improve as that is his main concern early in the season. “We’re creating chances, but not really good chances,” said Hintz. “We’re relying on defensive play right now.” Hintz had Mary Kampman coach the team on Sunday as he was committed to coaching another team. While he was able to catch the final 20 minutes of the game, Kampman told Hintz they played well and took control of the game. “I think our players that came off the bench did an outstanding job,” he said. “We’re starting to move the ball around a lot better. It seems that every time we get out, we’re improving every time.” Against the Action on Saturday, Hintz said his team was “scrambly” most of the first half. The Action had possession in the Pinnacles zone but only managed to generate a handful of chances. Nystrom and Crystal Schuder both capitalized on rushes to the net in which they beat the goal


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PENTICTON GREENSCAPE LANDSCAPING Pinnacles under-21 goalkeeper Emily Edmundson dives to grab the ball after colliding with Fraser Valley Action striker Miki Knowler and Pinnacles defender Mila MIller during their Pacific Coast Soccer League game on Sunday. The Pinnacles won 2-0.

keeper on long shots. Hintz said that the players’ conditioning can still improve, as can their ball control. “I thought we are getting better every time out,” said Hintz. “We are getting better in understanding what we are supposed to do on and off the ball.” Hintz said he felt the Action played well with the young, fast group they have. The Pinnacles travel to the Lower Mainland to play the North Shore Girls Soccer Club Stars on Saturday. Under-21 men’s Two-goal efforts by Andrew Stevenson and

Randy Hubber lifted the Pinnacles to a 5-1 victory over Kelowna United FC in Kelowna on Sunday. The win also improves their record in the Reserve Division of the Pacific Coast Soccer League to 2-1-3. Coach Paulo Araujo liked that his group played as a team. “One of the things that we’re really trying to focus on is possession,” said Araujo. “I thought we did really well. We had possession for 65 to 70 per cent of the time.” The offensive explosion was also nice for the coach to see since the Pinnacles have only scored more than a goal once and that was in a

4-1 win over Chilliwack FC. “We actually should have scored a few more,” he said. “Hopefully that brings up our confidence. We can continue putting some in the net.” Araujo said they have been working on their attacking third to improve offence and in that game it came together. With a roster mixed with youth and veterans, Araujo has been pleased with his teams results. Among the players impressing so far is captain Wyatt Seddon Johnstone, Robin Whittaker, Andrew Stevenson and James Taylor. Now the Pinnacles just want to build off


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Summerland’s Declan Riddle finished 16th during the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour series in Pitt Meadows June 3. Riddle, competing in the bantam boys group, shot a 95 and 85 for a total of 180. The next tour stop in the province is the Golf Canada-ranked MJT Odlum Brown Classic– PGA of B.C. Junior Championship at Northview Golf and Country Club, Cloverdale, July 15-17, a qualifying event for the FCG San Diego Junior Amateur in December. The non-profit Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour presented by Boston Pizza is Canada’s No.1 played junior golf tour as well as the only national junior tour run exclusively by PGA of Canada Professionals and the ‘Road to College Golf’ in Canada.

Gunners and Oliver score big wins

Matt Ford and Tristan Knowles netted hat tricks to lead the Summerland Gunners past DD Tours 7-3 in Penticton Men’s Rec Soccer action. Scoring for DD Tours was Herb Alex, Ben Chau and Nate Dunford. Oliver FC shut out the SunRunners for a 4- 0 win. Oliver goals were scored by Tyler Machial (2), Tim Grimard and Tyler Bourne. Kon-

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Fatigue and missed chances burn Flames Emanuel Sequeira Western News Staff

Fatigue and lack of finish prevented the South Okanagan Flames from completing a comeback. Playing their third game in three days, the Flames lacrosse team lost 14-9 loss to the Vernon Tigers at Penticton’s Memorial Arena in Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League action Sunday. The Flames now have three wins and seven losses in 10 games. Trailing 10-6 after two periods, the Flames struck quickly with three goals early in the third period when Connor Walton found a hole in Aaron Jensen to make it 10-9. Walton said it was nice to see his teammates get excited after his goal inched them closer. “We were almost back in the game,” he said. The bad news for the Flames was they couldn’t stop the Tigers from responding right away. Within minutes, the Tigers restored their two-goal lead and built on it. Flames runner Gage Buchanan had a chance to put the Flames back within a goal on a breakaway, but couldn’t beat Jensen. Another opportunity from Liam Neary was denied on the power play as he was set free on a breakaway. The Tigers responded again during the Flames’ power play. A runner got free, broke to the net and

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SOUTH OKANAGAN FLAMES captain Ryan Harms (7) and Liam Neary (20) make sure that Quinton Harrish doesn’t get near their net. The Flames lost a tough battle against the Tigers 14-9 at Penticton’s Memorial Arena on Sunday.

found an opening behind Dean Grimm to make it 12-9. “They are a good team,” said Walton of Vernon. “Last periods are hard for us. We were all trying hard. We could go harder on loose balls.” Walton admitted the group was exhausted after the three games, which couldn’t be avoided when planning the schedule. With roster challenges remaining an issue, the Tigers look for positives anywhere, even if it means being happy with

winning a period. Walton said they are building confidence offensively with more goals coming. He also said players who haven’t played as much are stepping up. Flames coach Alex Gerk said they have worked on a lot of things, one of them being defence, which he said improved. Gerk said they had their o pportunities against the Tigers including 10 posts, but just couldn’t finish. “We had tons of fast breaks,” he said. Josh Greenwood

led offensively with three goals, while Kaid McLeod and Walton scored twice. Buchanan and Neary scored the other goals. One thing that stood out during their loss to the Tigers was physicality, which resulted in a partial fight late in the game. Gerk said there is a small rivalry building. “Been playing them almost every weekend,” said Gerk, adding that he said what’s developing is healthy. “No one is cheap-shotting each other. It’s just good battles.”

The Flames opened the weekend with a 9-8 win over the Armstrong Shamrocks. McLeod led offensively with three goals, while Chris Pond scored two. They then lost to the Kamloops Venom 11-4 the next day. Greenwood, Trevor Dermody, Kees Mooijer and Levi Thompson scored. The Flames have three home games left on their schedule. The next game is June 8 at Memorial Arena at 7:30 p.m., then June 16 at 5 p.m. and June 23 at 5 p.m.

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Filling holes continues for the Penticton Vees. On Saturday, the Vees announced that forwards Anthony Conti (1995born), Riley Alferd (95) and defenceman Brett Beauvais (94) have committed to them for the 2013-2014 season. Vees coach and general manager Fred Harbinson

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Conti, 17, just completed his second season in the BC Major Midget League (BCMML) with the Vancouver Northwest Giants, where he helped guide them to their fifth consecutive league championship. Conti finished fifth in team scoring with 18 goals and 48 points in 35 games. The North Vancouver product carried his regular season success into the playoffs collecting three goals and eight points in as many games as the Giants beat the Okanagan Rockets in the best-of-three BCMML final. Conti is a power forward with his six-footthree, 198-pound frame and is known for his hardnosed and relentless style of play. He also brings some junior A experience

Coquitlam Express and Trail Smoke Eaters. Alferd, 18, will be playing closer to home after spending last season with the Muskegon Lumberjacks of United States Hockey League (USHL). The Vancouver, Wash., native had five goals and 11 points in 55 games with Muskegon in 201213. Prior to playing in the USHL, the five-foot-10, 160-pound forward spent two seasons with the LA Jr. Kings U-16 program. In 69 games over two seasons, he tallied 13 goals and 51 points in 69 games. Alferd is described as an elite skater with a natural ability to develop into a consistent point producer. Beauvais brings offen-

seasons with the Kalamazoo Jr. K-Wings of the North American Hockey League (NAHL). Last season, the Summerside, P.E.I., product tallied seven goals and 34 points in 50 games. In 129 career games over two seasons, the fivefoot-11, 164-pound defenceman scored 13 goals and added 46 assists in the NAHL. Twice Beauvais has suited up for Team Atlantic at the 2010 and 2011 World U-17 Hockey Challenge. Beauvais will join the Bemidji State Beavers in the fall of 2014. Fans will get their first opportunity to see the three newest Vees in late August at the teams’ junior prep camp.

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Hand and Foot canasta at 1 p.m. in the Penticton Leisure Centre, 439 Winnipeg St. Lessons available for those who have never played before. Call June evenings at 250-492-7630 for info. Newcomers welcome. Penticton duPlicate Bridge cluB holds weekly games Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Thursdays at 1 p.m. and the Under 100 Club Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. at the Penticton Library. Call Birgitta at 250-7701154 for info. 65-Plus singles coFFee cluB meets at 10 a.m. at the Penticton Golf and Country Club. For info call 250-492-0459 or 250-770-1018. Bingo every Wednesday in the Legion hall for the Ladies Auxiliary, 502 Martin St. at 1 p.m. Lunches are available. seniors’ recreation and Wellness Centre at 439 Winnipeg St. hosts euchre every Wednesday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Call Betty at 250-4900468 for more information. F alls o kanagan seniors’ Activity Centre has exercise classes at 8 a.m., music and coffee hour at 9 a.m. followed by carpet bowling at 1 p.m. al-anon For Friends and family of alcoholics at 7:30 p.m. at United Church, 696 Main St. Call 250-490-9272 for info. iode tHriFt store on 464 Main St. has weekly specials and is open Monday to Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. summerland art cluB meets every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the library’s lower floor on Wharton Street. Painters of all levels welcome. Workshops available. For info call Barb at 250-494-3002. t He B reastFeeding caFé will be held the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Penticton and District Community Resource Society on 330 Ellis St. Moms, babies and toddlers are all welcome to join. Contact Kaili at 250-404-4299 for info. Foster care inFo sessions every Wednesday at 10 a.m. at MCFD Resource Office. For info call Moe at 250770-7524 or visit www. or www.mcf.

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suPPOrTinG sOWins — roger Love and his royal LePage team present a cheque in the amount of $13,362.00 to Trudy hanratty of the south Okanagan Women in need society. all proceeds were received at their national Garage sale for shelter on May 11 held at the Penticton Curling Club.

oliver douBle o Quilters have dropin activities every Wednesday. kiWanis cluB Has a lunch meeting every Wednesday at noon at 390 Brunswick St., Penticton alcoHolics anonymous Has Nooners meetings Monday to Friday noon at 361 Wade Ave. Call service 24-hours is 250490-9216. Night group meets in the Baptist Church at 7:30 p.m. at 1498 Government St. The Summerland group meets at 8 p.m. at 13204 Henry Ave. in the basement. soutH main droP-in Centre has beginner line dance at 9 a.m., a coffee social and Medical Qi Gong at 10 a.m., and easy to intermediate line dance and cribbage at 1 p.m. Call 250-493-2111 to confirm line dance activities. anavets Has HumP Day with dinner by Stu at 5:30 p.m. and music by Buzz Byer at 6:30 p.m. Penticton academy oF Music String orchestra rehearses at the Leir House under the direction of John Suderman from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. New members welcome. For information please call 250-493-7977. Fraternal order oF Eagles has lunch served from noon to 2 p.m., soup and sandwich for $5. All members and guests welcome to hall at 1197 Main St. elks on ellis Street has a lodge meeting at 7:30 p.m. downstairs.

Thursday June 6

Franco 50-Plus cluB meets from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Drop-in program for French speakers wanting to socialize in French, including activities such as games, outings, discussions, hobbies and projects. Call Lina at 250-492-2549 for info. desert sage sPinners and Weavers Guild meets at 10 a.m. at the Oliver Community Centre. Members create beautiful handworks. Visitors are always welcome. If you are interested in becoming a member stop by or contact Gail Erickson at rgerickson@ or 250-4984959. Newcomers welcome. Fitness Friends meets at 10 a.m. in the Legion Hall at 502 Martin St. Come, get in shape. Everyone is welcome. royal canadian legion branch 40 has crib at 7 p.m. L/A will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. at the Kaleden Restaurant at 224 Highway 97. PeacH city t oastmasters meet from noon to 1 p.m. at the Penticton United Church. Toastmasters improves speaking abilities and leadership skills. Call 250-4922362 for info. toPs (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, 523 Jermyn Ave. Call Merle at 250770-8093. toPs B.c. 1640 meets from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

in the Bethel Church basement at 945 Main St. Phone Beverley at 250-493-5968 or Liz at 250-493-7997 for more information. F alls o kanagan seniors’ Activity Centre has computer classes at 9 a.m., bridge at 1 p.m. and cribbage at 7:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. s outH o kanagan immigrant and Community Services is offering free English classes. For more info, stop by the office at 508 Main St. or call 250-4926299. al-anon For Friends and family of alcoholics meets at 7:30 p.m. in the Summerland United Church. Call 250-4909272. soutH main droP-in Centre has Spanish conversation and carpet bowl at 10 a.m., bingo, improver line dance and crafters meet at 1 p.m. Call 250493-2111 to confirm line dance activities. alcoHolics anonymous nigHt group meets at 8 p.m. on 150 Orchard Ave. in the Outreach Centre. The Okanagan Falls group meets at 8 p.m. at 5328 Hawthorne St., and the men’s book study group runs at 7:30 p.m. at 102 1825 Main St. Vineyard Church. Fraternal order oF the Eagles have Joseph’s famous pizza from 4 to 7 p.m., followed by music trivia at 7 p.m. with Affordable Music. All members and guests welcome to the hall at 1197 Main St. anavets Have droP-in pool 7 p.m.

elks cluB on Ellis Street has darts at 7 p.m. All skill levels welcome. Penticton academy oF Music has a Broadway Debut and Triple Threat Musical Theatre classes 4 to 7 p.m. for ages six to 15 with Melanie Konynenberg. Check their website for details w w w. p e n t i c t o n a c a or call 250-493-7977. Penticton Fly FisHers meet the first Thursday each month at 216 Hastings St. at 7 p.m. They welcome new individuals and family memberships. For more info, visit ladies auxiliary luncH bunch branch 40 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. at Shades on Main at 1909 Main St. an ms suPPort Group is open to those with MS, family, friends and caregivers from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the MS Office at 3373 Skaha Lake Road. This meeting will be on the benefits of yoga with a guest speaker. For more information, call Sherry at 250-493-6564 or e-mail

Friday June 7

seniors singles luncH Club welcomes 65-plus each Friday. For location call 250-496-5980 or 250-770-8622. soutH main droP-in Centre at 2965 South Main St. has an evening of social dancing, music with Buzz Byer at

7:30 p.m. $6 per person. Newcomers welcome. 890 Wing oF South Okanagan Air Force Association gets together at 4 p.m. in the clubhouse at 126 Dakota Ave. care closet tHriFt Store at 574 Main St. has weekly specials and silent auctions. Open Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds go to our local hospital and hospice. c omPuter s enior droP-in Sessions are held Monday and Friday afternoons from 1 to 2:30 p.m. These sessions are for members to help solve problems other members may be experiencing with their computers. al-anon meets at the Oasis United Church at 2964 Skaha Lake Rd. from 6 to 7 p.m. For info call 250-490-9272. alcoHolics anonymous Has a group meet in Naramata at 8 p.m. at 3740 3rd St. in Community Church hall. In Summerland, the step study meeting is at 7:30 p.m. at 13204 Henry Ave. Friends Friday night at 6:30 p.m. at 2964 Skaha Lake Rd. at Oasis United Church. royal canadian legion branch 40 has daily lunches from Monday to Thursday, with fish and chips on Friday at 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Elvis tribute dinner and dance with Jeff Bogner at 5:30 p.m. elks cluB on Ellis Street has drop-in darts/ pool starting at 6:30 p.m. summerland Pleasure Painters meet every

Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Harold Simpson Youth Centre at 9111 Peach Orchard Rd. Fraternal order oF Eagles has dinner by Eileen and the dream team, proceeds to Lupus research from 5 to 7 p.m., Entertainment is karaoke by Affordable Music. Homemade apple pies are on sale for only $5 each. See Cindy or the bartender. All members and guests welcome. 1197 Main St. P enticton s eniors droP-in Centre has Tai Chi Chuan at 7:30 p.m. Call 250-493-2111 to confirm line dance activities. anavets Have karaoke, pool and a pot luck dinner at 7 p.m. t He B ereavement resource Centre at 626 Martin St. is hosting weekly drop-in grief support sessions at 10:30 a.m. For more information on other available programs or pet loss call 250-490-1107. tHe Friendly visitor Program is seeking volunteers to help seniors in need for an hour a week. For more info call Nicole Peters at 250-487-7455 or en’oWkin centre will be closed on Friday’s during the summer months until Aug. 23. Summer office hours are Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All guests please report to front reception area upon arrival. summerland Women’s Fitness Society is a newly formed nonprofit organization for women providing a friendly affordable place for women to get together and keep fit. For further information, drop by 2-7519 Prairie Valley Rd. Summerfair Mall (behind Royal Bank), call 778-516-2001 or email slandfitness@ F alls o kanagan legion has a meat draw at 5 p.m. followed by a beef dip supper. a kidsPort fundraiser is being held at Salty’s and the Black Pearl with dinner served at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 and include dinner choice off of the menu. $5 from each ticket sold, goes directly to the charity. Doors open at 6 p.m. okanagan college c reative Writing Students presents an antology of My People at Hooked on Books from 7 to 9 p.m.

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An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051 Edson, Alta. Andre’s Telus, Cherry Lane Mall, hiring full-time Sales Rep, exp. not necessary, willing to train, commison based position, drop off resume or email: CANCEL YOUR Timeshare. No risk program. Stop mortgage and maintenance payments today. 100% money back guarantee. Free consultation. Call us now. We can help! 1-888-356-5248. Excavator Operator with experience in residential house excavation & back filling. Ray Godard @ 250-938-1005 GUARANTEED JOB placement: General Laborers and Tradesmen for oil and gas industry. Call 24hr free recorded message for information: 1800-972-0209 Licensed Infant/Toddler educator required for part-time position, email resume to:

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Gordon, beloved husband of 62 years to Solveig, passed away in Penticton, BC on May 28, 2013 at the age of 82 years. Gordon was born in New Norway, Alberta. He came to BC in 1949 and settled in Penticton in 1974 to work at the Penticton Regional Hospital as a steam engineer. Gordon is survived by his wife, Solveig, his children; Les (Susan), Mark (Debbie), Dorothy (Al) Mansfield, Ernie (Sandi), Sharon (Chris) Korzeniowski, and Lillian (Ed) Ripley, twenty-six grandchildren and many great grandchildren. He’ll also be missed by sisters; Phyllis Olson, Lenore (Bevan) Jones and brother, Merlin. He was predeceased by his parents, Alf and Agnes, sister Joyce Nesvog and granddaughter, Tamara Ripley. Gordon touched many lives and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Funeral Service will be held on June 7, 2013 at 1:30 pm at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. Condolences may be sent to the family through Providence Providence “Every LifeLife Tells “Every TellsAAStory” Story” 250-493-1774 250-493-1774



(nee FISHER) Born January 31, 1924 passed of natural death on May 27, 2013. Mary (Mickey) was born in Alix, Alberta to Rosella and Arthur Chinn. Married to Theodore Cyril Chapman who died on January 4, 2004. Mary is survived by her four children, Claire (nee Chapman) Ingles, Hawrys (Al), Ross Chapman, Doug Chapman, Thomas Chapman (Sheila). Granddaughter Erin (nee Ingles) Moore, (Jamie); great grandchildren Wyatt, Linden and Matthew. Grandson’s George and Andrew. Granddaughter Danielle (Alex), and great grandson Noah Lee. Grandson Jesse (Jocelyn). Granddaughter’s Maxine and Mariah. Fisher, Chinn, Turville families. Numerous people have known and been influenced by our mother who has lived in Penticton for 54 years. Mary was passionate about life long learning receiving a university degree in her fifties and was a pioneer member of the CFUW - Penticton Chapter and Director of the Summer School of the Arts. Mary was a women’s golf champion in Smithers in the 1940’s. Mary rode horses from the age of five. She and Ted raised grapes and Tennessee Walkers including her favorite horse “ Parade” on their treasured farm in Penticton. Mary’s favorite car “her” red Firebird. Loved Dogs and Horses. Loved to bake and always had a snack ready for tea where she loved to talk politics and current events. Mary was the Director of the Okanagan School of the Arts, was a member of the Historical Society and a strong supporter of the SPCA. Mary was able to live life to the fullest thanks to caring people at the Adult Day program at the Good Samaritan, Dr. James Robertson, Meals on Wheels, Home Support and very competent and caring people at Westview Extended Care, the Anglican Church, Hanson’s, Alzheimer’s, in partnership with her loving family. Memorial Service June 8th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Saviour’s Anglican Church in Penticton. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting ARBOR FUNERAL CHAPELS & CREMATORIUM 250-492-4202

Laurette Irene Lavoie February 28, 1922 – June 1, 2013





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MARINE SUPERINTENDENT/Detachment Superintendent, Canadian Forces Auxiliary Fleet, a civilian component of the Department Of National Defence, seeks Marine Managers for positions in Nanoose Bay and Victoria (Vancouver Island), British Columbia. Online applications only through the Public Service Commission of Canada website, Reference# DND13J008697-000065, Selection Process# 13-DND-EAESQ-373623, Marine Superintendent/Detachment Superintendent. Applicants must meet all essential qualifications listed and complete the application within the prescribed timelines. ** index-eng.htm. Part-time driver required for Roll-off truck, air brake’s req., suitable for semi-retired, call Kim (250)493-6308 or email:

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The Penticton & District Community Arts Council is seeking an energetic and outgoing individual for a parttime Administrator position through to March 2014 (with a possibility that the position may be renewed at that time). Reporting to the Board of Directors, you will be responsible for administration and operation of the Arts Council and Leir House, seek out funding opportunities, marketing, event planning, financial planning and reporting. Excellent communication skills, grant writing, non-profit reporting and promotion experience required as well as expertise with computer office programs and social media. This is a salaried position based on 25 hours per week, daily schedule may vary depending on workload. Salary, in the range of $2,000 to $2,400 per month commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For a more complete job description visit Please drop off cover letter and resume to: the Arts Council office Tuesday through Saturday at 220 Manor Park Avenue, Penticton by fax 250-492-7969 or email: Deadline for applications is 4 pm Friday, June 14, 2013

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HERE COME THE PAINTERS, 12 years experience, Interior/Exterior, 250-486-2331

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3 Rooms For $299, 2 Coats Any Colour

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

Plumbing Electric hot water tanks installed for $149, incl. dump charge for disposal. Licensed and insured, seniors discounts, Summerland-Osoyoos. 250-276-4310

Rubbish Removal PENTICTON Junk Removal! Anything goes! Household waste, furniture and appliances to the dump 250-770-0827

Sundecks DECKS and Patios. Wood, Composite or Vinyl Decking. New Construction or fixing up that tired looking Deck. Call 250-488-5338

Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay Ginseng tarps 24’ x 80’ for shade or windbreak. Inexpensive and attractive solution for hay shed, livestock shelter etc. $150 each. 250-558-8322. Quote available for installation.

Livestock Premium Wood Shavings New supplier of Animal bedding, starting at $250 for 54 cubic yards delivered, (250)770-0214

Pets BOUVIER PUPS, home raised, loyal & loving. 2 blonde males. $900. 250-494-4092.

Merchandise for Sale

Appliances Fridgedaire washer & GE dryer, excellent working cond., $225/pair, (250)770-7879

Farm Equipment Surplus Farm Equip., 6’ Terra Nova rototiller, $1800, 6’ wide land roller, water filled, $1800, 3 bottom John Deere hydraulic plow, $600, 11’ Brouer 5 gang reel mower, $800, Allis Chalmers PTO hay rake $300, assorted sheep fence, call 250498-3094

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Medical Supplies AQUASSURE Walk-in Tubs & Showers Ask about Free tubs thru HAFI grants! Local installer Jesse 778-516-2232 Kelowna...1-866-404-8827 AQUASSURE Walk-in Tubs & Showers Local service. Save $$ 1-866-404-8827 Shoprider Scooters & power chairs, new & used. Stair lifts, platform stair lifts, vertical platform lifts. Kel: 250-764-7757, Vernon 250-542-3745. Toll Free 1-888-542-3745

Misc. Wanted True Coin Collector Looking to Purchase Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold and Silver coins, Bills + Not melting down, Serious Collector. Call: Coin Couple 1-250-499-0251

Musical Instruments Guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, band & string instruments, music books & access., music lessons, sales & rentals, Skaha Sound, 51 Nanaimo Ave. E, 250-492-4710

Real Estate Acreage for Sale Quesnel, 4 lake front lots on Bouchie Lake, subdivided & approved for residential, could be rezoned for trailer park or motel, A-.42 acre, $69,900, B.48 acre, $89,500, C-.82 acre, $118,800, D-1.52 acre, $138,000, all 4 for $388,800, (604)779-8860 (Texas USA Best Buy) Own a 20 acre ranch, only $395 per acre, $99 per month. Free brochure available. Call toll free 1-800-875-6568

For Sale By Owner 3 bdrm home w/full basement on 1/3 acre, quiet area, great location, tool shed & sharpening shop (will train),carport + garage, 1288 Lyon St., Penticton, (250)493-9320

FREE to good homes kittens, 7wks old, needs a little TLC, 250-488-7619

FOR SALE: Queen Mattress Set BRAND NEW - Mfr. warranty Must sell! $200 (1)-(250)870-2562

Moving, sofa bed, $50, double bed, $125, sewing tables (2), 2’x5’ w/drawers, $30 ea, 2 computer desks, $25, corner cabinet, $50, (250)492-0691

Garage Sales Annual Multi-Unit Driveway Sales, Country Pines MHP, June 7 & 8, 8am-3pm, 8487 Hwy 97, beside Gallagher Lake Resort, 10km north of Oliver, always a lot of variety & good deals, come and see! Downsizing, Art & Treasure sale of African & Asian items, Arta B&B, 1120 Sutherland Rd., Naramata Bench, June 8, 11am-4pm, no early birds! MULTI - FAMILY yard sale June 1st 8-11am 783 Wiltse Blvd. Lots of kids stuff, loft bed, car bed, toys. Small appliances, small chest freezer, aquarium, lots of variety!

1 & 2 bdrm, newly reno’d suites. Secured access, util incl, near hospital, bus route and close to all amenities, n/p, n/s 250-938-3626 1bdrm+ large den, 575 Wade Ave. E, Lexington Pl., np, $750, 250-492-0413 1 BDRM newly reno’d, alley access, grnd level w/deck, coin lndry, $700 + util, avail now. 1 Bdrm, 2nd flr, w/shared deck, $675 + util, avail July 1. Bach $525 + util, avail July 1. Bel Air on Fairview, Trishia 250-493-5193. 1bdrm unit, parking avail. great location, $700 heat/cable incl. n/s, cat ok w/deposit, 250-488-7902 2bdrm, great location, private parking, quiet, secure building, large storage room, laminate floors, $850, heat/cable incl., cat ok with dep., ns, 250-4887902 2 BR Condo DT Penticton, newly reno’d, clean quiet Adult Bldg np/ns, avail June 1. $875 incl util; 1yr lse. 250-770-2003 5min to Ok Lake, Penthouse style, 2bdrm, 2 full bath, large den 5appl., balcony & roof top patio, (lakeview), $1185+util., (604)779-8860 FURNISHED or un-furnished apt’s for rent in Princeton Avail. now, need excellent ref’s & DD. No pets. $450 & up. Call 250-295-1006 leave a message.

Commercial/ Industrial 3 business unit with front reception room, rent separately, A-$398, B-$295, C-$335, util incl., or all three $750+util., (604)779-8860 485 Warren Ave E, 2345 sq.ft., high profile corner building, shop, new lighting, new offices, 3-phase power, 10x10 o/h door, shop w/1 tonne center pole jib crane, etc., Penticton, (250)490-9016, for info email: PRIME Commercial Spaces: 2300sqft. in busy Plaza, ample parking, also 770sqft., in OK Market for food-related retail business, Barb 250-492-6319

Duplex / 4 Plex 2bdrm 2bath unit, laminate floors, central location, private parking, cat ok with deposit, $900/mo., 250-488-7902 3bdrm, all appl., between the malls, close to everything, ns, np, $1200, (250)460-0302 NEWLY RENO’D 2 bdrm apt., Insuite W/D, prkg, A/C, storage, located off Government & Penticton. N/P, N/S. $850 + utils. Avail June 15th. Ph: 250486-3539 or 1-888-669-9844.

Save 40-50% of your rent Own your own home! With as low as $0 down. Call today 250-809-5004 Charlie Brooks

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Suites, Lower 1bdrm daylight basement, close to Wiltse Elem. Sch., N/S, N/P, prefer mature responsible person, ref’s req., $650 incl. util., (250)493-5630 2bdrm, 1 full bath, living rm, kitchen, cable incl., (250)4933458 or 250-809-5807 BEAUTIFUL lg 2bd on estate w/lake view & water access, n/p, n/s $1000 (250)497-8130 HIGHLAND motel suites avail now, no pets. 1140 Burnaby Ave., 250-809-1253

483 Maurice St. - Penticton Open House, Sat., June 8 11AM - 1 PM Reduced Top 5 nalist for Okanagan, Provincial & National Awards. Luxury 2BR, 3 bath townhouse, Lg. dbl. garage. Low Strata fees. 250-492-6756 Cute cottage style 3bdrm+ den house, near creek, large parklike yard, back patio, close to schools, (250)492-5202 ******* View Okanagan properties for sale by owner. Selling? No Commission. 250-545-2383, 1-877-291-7576 PRIME LAKEVIEW LOTS from $140,000. Also: 1 precious 3 acre parcel, owner financing. 250-558-7888


Sport Utility Vehicle 2001 Ford Expedition, 5.4 V8, auto, awd, 4x4, 8-pass, HD tow pkg, all options w/leather, new tires, brakes, shocks, plugs, exc. cond., reduced price, $7800obo, 250-7701299 2002 Ford Explorer Ltd 4x4, V8, auto, fully loaded, excellent condition, senior quitting driving, $4950, no reasonable offer refused, (778)476-1696

Rural Home Wanted Long-time South Okanagan family of 5 is looking for a perfect long-term rental situation. Seeking a quiet, out-of-town location, possibly with some land or in a rural setting. We work in the Oliver area, and our kids attend Oliver schools, but we are willing to take on a bit a of a drive. We have two wellbehaved dogs, a 6-yr-old indoor cat, an excellent track record when it comes to renting, and can provide solid references. 250-498-1713.


Auto Accessories/Parts Range Rider Canopy for 90’s Chev GM, short box, step side truck, blue, $500, 778-4762046 Used Tires, Huge Selection of used tires and wheels in stock. We might have what you need. Prices vary according to size and quality. Starting at $25.00. Call us or drop in to Larsens Excel 555 Okanagan Ave East 250-492-5630 Penticton

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Mobile Homes & Parks 3bdrm newly reno’d, quiet 55+ park, f/s, fenced yard, garden shed, $18,000, 250-499-2332

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Utility Trailers Wanted to buy, 16 foot car hauling trailer, call (250)4976232

Freshly painted townhouse, 2bdrm, 2bath, den, fp, fenced backyard, 5appl., close to mall, bus route, $1200+util., mature working person pref., ns, pet on approval, avail. immed., ref’s, 250-493-5032

67 Pineview Rd., Pent., 3bdrm, 2den, 2ba, workshop, $1400, Paul 250-490-1700

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Recreational/Sale 1979 Ford Security Motorhome, 21ft, gas, 76,896kms, air, new tires, everything in good condition, (250)493-2016 ask for Fred 1984 Ford Motorhome, Econoline, good cond., $6400 obo, info Geordie 250-490-1238 1985 5th Wheel 26 ft Komfort Good condition. $2950 Call (403)703-4777 Bob 1989 A Class 28ft Vanguard Motorhome, call (250)4920347 Westland RV Manufacturing, from custom building to major repairs, insurance claims and renovations, free estimates, reasonable rates, seniors discounts available, for all your RV needs, call 250-493-7445

ARMOUR TOWING Scrap Removal,Will meet or beat all competitors pricing, 250-801-4199 Scrap car removal, will pay up to $120.We are licensed & insured, more weight, more money,250-328-8697, Pent.

2bdrm suite in quiet neighbourhood, prefer mature working person, ns, np, $800/mo., (util. incl.), call 250-493-3428

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1 bdrm near library and Safeway, f, s, balcony, coin-op laundry. Avail. June 1 (EFR 310/210) 1 or 2 bdrm 55+ 1 bath, f, s includes heat and hot water and cable. Avail. NOW (WT ) 1 bdrm, deck, f,s, washer/ dryer hook up, sec’d parking, close to IGA. Avail. June 1 (CD101)


3 bdrm + den twnhse, 1.5 bath, f, s, common area green space, close to schools and bus, no pets, no smoking. Avail. NOW (Th480) $1200 Near Pen hi and downtown, end unit in 3 plex, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, wood fp, f, s, d/w laundry. h/u. Avail. NOW & June 15 (EFR 310/114) Prospective tenants must complete an application form at:

280 MAIN STREET, PENTICTON, B.C. V2A 5B2 PHONE: 250-493-4372 - Only qualified applicants will be contacted.


Boats 10.6ft Zodiak-Seaeagle, 4 person, hard floor, canopy, new 9.9 Yamaha, 35hrs, must see, both $3600obo, 250-488-8545 1991 Campion Alante 17’ open bow, rebuilt 4.3 litre, inboard, stainless prop., runs exc., Shorelander trailer, new battery, winch, hitch, etc., floor soft., $3000obo, 778-476-2046

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Homes for Rent

Furniture 6 pce pine bdrm suite, 2yrs old, dble mattress & 4 bed sheets, $350 (250)493-3469



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Cars - Domestic

Trucks & Vans 1999 Cadillac STS., Loaded, 2 sets tires & whls, incl. stabilitrac, adaptave seats, 162kms, $5500, (250) 487-2200 2002 AURORA Oldsmobile; fully loaded including leather interior; 2 sets of wheels and tires; 132,000 kms; asking $5800 obo; 250-493-5904. 2010 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5XS in excellent condition; Jade green; UNDER 25000 kms; Car Fax avail; $21,000 (250) 809-8420 /770-8110

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2007 Lincoln Mark LT 4x4 PU, totally loaded, beautiful cond., like new, senior no longer driving, $23,300 , no reasonable offer refused, (778)476-1696

BEACH BUNNIES Upscale Men’s Spa #32-2789 Hwy 97 250-448-8854 MALE 4 Male Erotic Massage $95, waxing, intimate grooming & skin care. Winfield, 9-9 Daily 250-766-2048 SOOO SEXY SANDY The Original K-Town Girl. 38D, 29, 34. Let’s Play! 878-1514 Vernon’s Best! Lily 24, Danielle 27, Candice 21, Venus 20. Short notice appointments. For your safety & comfort, in/out 250-307-8174. Hiring!

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LOWERED ‘93 SIERRA 2wd, 350ci, automatic, 2 door, extended cab, short box. Power windows & locks. New custom grille, tail lights & paint. 230,000km. Ready for Spring! $3,000. (Kelowna) Phone Derek: 250-718-4969

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NOTICE OF INTENT RE: LIQUOR CONTROL AND LICENSING ACT APPLICATIONS FOR WINERY LOUNGE AND SPECIAL EVENT AREA ENDORSEMENTS Applications for a winery lounge patio and a special event area (event driven only endorsement), have been received by the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch from Meyer Family Vineyards located at 4287 McLean Creek Road, Okanagan Falls. Proposed licensed hours for the lounge patio are between 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM Monday to Thursday; 11:00 AM and 9:00 PM Friday to Saturday and 11:00 AM and 6:00 PM on Sunday. Proposed licensed hours for the special event area are between 12:00 Noon and 9:00 PM Monday to Wednesday and 12:00 Noon and 11:00 PM Thursday to Sunday. Person capacity for the proposed lounge patio: 37 persons. Person capacity for the proposed special event area will be limited to the same as the lounge as well as 37 persons interior (within the wine store/tasting room) and an adjoining 1000 square meters of lawn area. Residents and owners of businesses located within a 0.5 mile (0.8 km) radius of the proposed site may comment on this proposal by: 1) Writing to: THE GENERAL MANAGER C/O SENIOR LICENSING ANALYST LIQUOR CONTROL AND LICENSING BRANCH PO BOX 9292 VICTORIA, BC V8W 9J8 2) Email to: PETITIONS AND FORM LETTERS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED To ensure the consideration of your views, your comments, name and address must be received on or before July 6, 2013. Please note that your comments may be made available to the applicant or local government officials where disclosure is necessary to administer the licensing process.



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Summer is the perfect time to get out and play The results of so many recent studies don’t lie – playing makes kids smarter, more creative and confident.

Our Recreation profession has always known this, but now psychologists and the like are actually documenting the value of

play. Yes, play allows youth of all ages to try new things, test boundaries, use their imagination and reduce and learn to handle stress by

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having fun. Then, add an outdoor component and your kids are on a path to informal learning that can benefit them for their whole life.


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100’s of new summer styles just arrived!

Outside play promotes leadership while encouraging co-operative play and even promotes problem solving and conflict resolution. The baby boomers out there will hopefully back me on this, but when we grew up, our outdoors were our creative palette and even became a magical setting as soon as we were free to climb a tree, dig a hole or build that fort. And don’t forget the smells and twitter of birds. I am so encouraged to hear that the South Okanagan Children’s Charity is “spear heading” the creation of the Discovery Park at Skaha this fall. Way to go team! The Community Centre can help stimulate that inner adven-

Bob Pope Community Centred

turer in children or even seniors. We have kayaking, climbing and rappelling, eco hikes and kid’s outdoor adventure programs. All play doesn’t have to be outside either. Our playful summer camps can offer so much too, with JCI Summer Daycamps, drama camps, craft camps, tennis camps and even an animation computer camp (Byte

Camp) or try the Summer Breakout half-day camp for preschoolers. Register now to secure your child’s spot before it is too late. Call us at 250-490-2426, go to or visit us at 325 Power St. for more information. Parent Alert: Don’t miss out as every spring camp sold out in well in advance and JCI Summer Day Campsentirely sold out in 2012 from July 16 - Aug. 31. Big thanks to Canada Summer Jobs/Service Canada for supporting children’s programs in Penticton. “We create summer memories that last a lifetime” Bob Pope is the recreation co-ordinator for the City of Penticton.


Cherry Lane Shopping Centre 250-493-1563

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GRETA HENNING, certified dental assistant at Penticton Health Centre, shared the message of dental care to Naramata Elementary School recently.

Students brush up on dental care Steve Kidd

Western News Staff

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A dental assistant’s work is never done. Greta Henning, a certified dental assistant at the Penticton Health Centre, recently took her act on the road, to provide dental screening for kindergarten students from Naramata Elementary School. Henning gave the kids a short interactive talk about the importance of brushing their teeth twice a day with a pea size amount of fluoride toothpaste, eating healthy snacks and visiting the dentist engaged the children before their screening. But Henning had a message for parents as well, not to wait for tooth problems before taking your child to the dentist. “A rotten tooth is a rotten reason for a first dental visit,” said Henning, who also explained there are programs available to assist families in financial need in finding dental help, through the community dental hygienist at the Penticton Health Centre (250-7703412). Henning, when she is off work, is one of those helping out with those

in need. On June 15, she will be operating another free dental clinic organized under the auspices of the Henning Emergency Clinic of Kindness Society, the 12th since she began in August 2011. Applications for treatment are accepted by the Salvation Army Food Bank (across from Cherry Lane Mall) and the Ookanakane Friendship Centre (146 Ellis St.) when adults or seniors have untreated dental problems that they cannot afford to fix. The last clinic was held in May, when volunteer dentists Drs. Ian Dickinson and Amaal Ayoub treated 19 patients who were suffering from pain or infections in their teeth. The upcoming June 15 clinic takes place in the offices of Dr. Gar Hatton, at 700 Main St. Meanwhile, Henning has hopes this will be the last mobile clinic before the group is able to move into their own place. She has been working hard to open a permanent community clinic in the Penticton area. Financial donations, however, are needed to move this project along, as are contractors who are willing to help with renovations, plumbing and electrical. Henning can be contacted at 250-493-9299.

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Summerland’s 31st Action Festival

Three-year-old Eleanor Quintilio, top left, enjoys jumping in the Funtastic Inflatables Bouncy Castle. Andrea Maclean of Sacred Sun Body Art (top right) applies a buttefly tattoo to 12-year-old Megan Rogall’s ankle. The start of Giant’s Head run is jam-packed with participants of varying ages. Bottom left, Devon Jell of the Summerland Beavers is ready at bat during a slo-pitch game. Over 70 teams were sprinkled throughout ball diamonds in Summerland. For entertainment, crowds enjoyed live tribute bands such as Led Zeppelin (bottom right). John Arendt/Carla McLeod/Black Press


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