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Top prospects from five NHL teams will be under the spotlight at the South Okanagan Events Centre this fall. They are back after a one-year hiatus due to the NHL lockout. The tournament, which Penticton hosted in 2010 and 2011, is returning as the newly-branded Canucks Young Stars Classic. “We felt it was imperative to expand the event beyond the ice surface,” said Canucks hockey administration director Jonathan Wall during an announcement Thursday morning in the Vault at the SOEC. Along with eight games, fans can enjoy a Canucks alumni game against other Young Stars teams’ alumni and local police and fire department members. There will also be a Canucks Business Leaders’ Day, a Minor Hockey Day and a Canucks alumni and team personnel meet and greet. Minor Hockey Day will include a party on the plaza with games, food, music, entertainment as well as skills and development camps for minor hockey players. After the NHL game on Saturday, all alumni, NHL management, coaches, scouts, media and local VIP guests will be invited to the Vault for a wine and cheese event. Wall said the participating teams (Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames, San Jose Sharks, Winnipeg Jets and Canucks) will have a combined seven picks in the first round of the 2013 NHL Draft. “This promises to be an extremely competitive event,” said Wall. The first game features the Oilers and Flames at 4 p.m. on Sept. 5. The final game will be between the Canucks and Jets at noon on Sept. 8.

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CALGARY FLAMES PROSPECT Jon Rheault slips under this check during the Vancouver Canucks Young Stars Tournament in 2010 at the South Okanagan Events Centre. The prospects are returning in September under the newly branded Cancuks Young Stars Classic.

Stan Smyl, senior advisor to Canucks president and general manager Mike Gillis, said during the announcement that Penticton has been an excellent host city for their first two Young Stars tournaments. “We are thrilled to be returning to this city for an exciting event,” said Smyl, who cracked a joke about playing in the alumni game


and added he is going to try to coerce Canucks legend Trevor Linden into his skates for the game. “The Young Stars Classic has been very well received by our NHL partner clubs, who also participated the first two years. It’s a great opportunity to showcase the game’s top prospects in a competitive environment in front of pas-

sionate fans.” Smyl added that 40 players who competed in the previous tournaments have gone on to the NHL, including Canucks defenceman Chris Tanev, Oilers forward Taylor Hall and Ducks defenceman Cam Fowler. Smyl praised the city, Global Spectrum staff and local businesses for being excellent to work with.

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“We are excited to be able to come to Penticton to celebrate the game in a city with such great, rich, hockey history,” he said. “It is amazing the amount of energy and excitement having five NHL teams coming into our community brings to fans who might otherwise never be able to see an NHL-calibre hockey game,” said Coun. Andrew Jakubeit, who is also the event chair. “These Young Stars are a pleasure to watch as the hockey is fast, hard-hitting and intense. The Young Stars Classic will be more of a hockey festival theme this year, which will make it a ‘must attend’ event for any hockey fan, while also providing significant economic impact and exposure for our community and facilities.” Garry Litke, acting mayor for Penticton, is glad the Canucks have chosen to bring the event back. “That’s why we built this facility,” he said. “It has a huge economic impact to our community. The last time the Young Stars were here, there was extensive coverage on TSN. I happened to be traveling in the northern part of the province during one of the days and everybody was tuned to TSN because of what was happening in Penticton. I’m looking forward to that kind of exposure once again when they come back.” Tournament ticket packages, which include a ticket to each of the eight games, are $70 plus applicable fees and go on sale June 14 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available online at, by phone at 1-877-763-2849 or in person at the Valley First Box Office at the SOEC or at Penticton & Wine Country Visitor Centre. Single game tournament tickets are expected to go on sale in August.


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Votes could brush up downtown core Steve Kidd

Western News Staff

Tracy Kelly was surprised, but pleased to discover that Penticton was in the running for an online contest only days after she discovered it herself. Along with her husband John, Kelly is the new owner of the local Benjamin Moore store. She was excited to find out about Main Street Matters, where 20 winning communities will be supplied with paint to refresh three blocks of their downtown. “I’ve been doing so much research online about Benjamin Moore, I just came across this contest about two weeks ago. It’s a recent promotion. I think right now there is 35,000 votes online for this contest,” said Kelly. “I just realized two days ago that Penticton made the list. This is brand new to me, I am so excited.” Benjamin Moore will partner with the winning towns and neighbourhoods to rejuvenate up to three blocks of their Main Street with a fresh coat of paint to create an inviting business environment and reinforce community ties. Right now there are four B.C. communities — Kamloops, Nelson, Parksville and Penticton — in the competition, which includes communities from across Canada and the U.S. Voting for Penticton is a simple as visiting and clicking on the B.C. por-

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NeW oWNers Tracy and John Kelly of the Penticton Benjamin Moore outlet are prepared to paint the town, or at least three blocks of it, if the city is one of the winners of the company’s Main street Matters promotion.

tion of the map. “People can go on and vote once a day, and you click Penticton and send your vote in. They need to vote every single day on every device they have until June 30,” said Kerri Milton, executive director of

the Downtown Penticton Association, which is supporting the drive to get Penticton on the winner’s list. “Three blocks of paint is a lot of paint. But not only are they providing the paint, but they are providing the services to paint it as well,” said

Milton. “So not only will we have consistency through downtown, it will help freshen everything up and look beautiful.” The promotion also received the unanimous support of Penticton City council this week, with acting

Mayor Garry Litke encouraging the community to get out and vote as many times as possible to help put the city in the top 20. “Vote, vote, vote,” said Kelly. “What a fantastic opportunity that we might be able to do this.”

Business case for hospital put to tender “soon” Contractor expected to complete business case by spring/summer 2014 Joe Fries

Western News Staff

There isn’t a shovel in sight yet, but Premier Christy Clark is already well under budget on a proposed patient care tower at Penticton Regional Hospital. Clark announced in March that her government would give Interior Health the goahead to develop a business case for the tower project. She also said the Treasury Board had approved $2 million to complete the planning work. It appears that offer was too generous, as the cost of the business case is expected to come in at $500,000. It’s also now fully funded. The Okanagan Similkameen Regional

Hospital District board on Thursday approved a $200,000 contribution, and Interior Health intends to cover the balance. Janice Perrino, who chairs the OSRHD board, thinks the premier likely mis-spoke when she mentioned the $2 million. “That’s where it got confusing, because the truth is, we’d always planned to pay for it,” Perrino said. Years ago, the OSHRD tucked away $2 million to fund a concept plan and business case, although its share for both is expected to be just $729,000. Perrino said there are no plans now to chase down Clark to find out if she intended to have the B.C. government cover the entire cost, because the district’s cash gives it some clout. “We become active players at the table. Personally, I kind of like that, so I’m not going to squabble about, ‘You said, he said, she said, whatever,’” Perrino explained. The OSHRD team has also drafted a high-profile player to help its cause.

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Rick Thorpe, the former MLA for Okanagan-Westside, has volunteered his services free of charge. He will provide advice and help guide the project through the proper government channels. During part of his 13-year term in office, which ended when he retired in 2009, Thorpe served as vice-chair of the Treasury Board and was involved in the decision to fund hospital expansion projects in Kelowna and Vernon. He hopes to leverage that experience on behalf of the OSHRD. “I do understand the process,” Thorpe said, “so I’m just trying to help them in that regard.” The business case is the fourth and final step in the government-mandated planning process for new hospitals, and will fill in details, such as schedules and expected costs, that are needed to put the construction contract out to tender. Interior Health spokesperson Lisa Braman said via email that her agency received

written permission to proceed with the business case on March 25, just five days after the premier’s announcement in Penticton. Braman said Interior Health will put the business case out to tender “soon,” and a third-party contractor will do the actual work, which is expected to be complete by spring or summer of 2014. As conceived, the four-storey ambulatory care tower would feature a medical school, surgical suites, outpatient clinics and an oncology centre. The $300-million plan also calls for a five-story parkade next door. The hospital district has committed to chip in $120 million for the project, while the local hospital foundation has pledged $20 million. The province is expected to cover the balance. Proponents of the project, which is meant to address issues at the overcrowded and outdated hospital, have previously expressed concern that the government may only agree to a scaled back version of what’s proposed in the concept plan.


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Premier Clark takes over Okanagan seat for byelection Steve Kidd

Western News Staff

It’s official. B.C. Premier Christy Clark has chosen to run for a seat in a byelection in Westside-Kelowna. MLA Ben Stewart stepped down Tuesday afternoon (June 5) during a news conference at Quail’s Gate Winery in West Kelowna, clearing the way for Clark. Stewart said he was disappointed when he found out that Clark hadn’t won her own riding after have “campaigned tirelessly across the province.” The Central Okanagan is considered a safe area for the Liberals, especially WestsideKelowna, where Stewart took 58 per cent of

the vote, more than 6,000 votes ahead of the NDP candidate. “I think it would be incredibly positive for the whole Okanagan to have the premier from here. We are the second fastest growing area in the province and to have the premier represent a riding within the valley would be wonderful,” said Dan Ashton, newly elected Liberal MLA for the Penticton riding. “I look forward to working with her in the Okanagan caucus.” Clark said that Stewart was one of a number of MLAs who came forward to offer their seat, and cited his hard work, dedication to the riding and strength of character. “You have decided to put the needs of

our province first,” Clark told Stewart. “I am humbled by your act of character.” Stewart, who was first elected in the 2009, said he won’t be receiving an MLA pension. “You don’t get a pension until you have served a couple of terms. That’s not why I ran,” said Stewart. Clark said it had been a long time since B.C. has been served by a premier from outside the Lower Mainland, as she reminisced about Premiers W. A. C. and Bill Bennett, who also held seats in Kelowna ridings. “Two great leaders that shaped our province, two great leaders that represented this community,” said Clark, who intends to create a second residence in the riding. “I hope

with the blessing of the people of WestsideKelowna, I can be the third premier to bring a vision to B.C. from this community.” Clark led the Liberals with a surprising come from behind victory in the May 14 provincial election, but she lost her VancouverPoint Grey riding to NDP candidate David Eby, former head of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association. While she remains Premier, she must win a seat before she can take her place in the legislature. No date was given for the byelection, but Clark said it would likely be called in the next week, putting the election date sometime in early to mid July.

A place to stay forever PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF A WINERY LOUNGE AREA ENDORSEMENT APPLICATION PERSEUS WINERY 134 LOWER BENCH ROAD, PENTICTON, B.C. PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an application has been made for a Winery Lounge Area Endorsement application for Perseus Winery located at 134 Lower Bench Road, Penticton, B.C. The applicant has made application for the winery lounge area endorsement with proposed hours of operation from Sunday to Saturday (11:00am to 11:00pm). Council will consider this application at a Regular Meeting scheduled for Monday, June 17th, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall, 171 Main Street, Penticton, B.C. Any person who wishes to comment on the proposed application may appear in person, or by agent, at the 6:00 p.m. Council meeting. Submissions or written comments will be received no later than 12:00 p.m. noon on Friday, June 14th, 2013 attention to the Building & Permitting Manager. Those persons with special hearing, language or access needs should contact City Hall at 250-490-2400 prior to the meeting. The proposed application and supporting documentation may be inspected at the offices of the Building and Permitting Manager, located on the 2nd floor at 171 Main Street between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, excluding holidays, up to and including Monday, June 17th, 2013.

SALE OF LAND 1275 MUNSON AVENUE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 26(3) of the Community Charter that the City of Penticton intends to dispose of the following lands: 1275 Munson Avenue, Penticton, British Columbia legally described as “Lot 141, District Lot 187, Plan 305, Similkameen

Division Yale District, Except Plan M16292” to 0731574 BC Ltd. at a sale price of $968,000. The 10.471 ac. property is improved with 4 ac. of medium density apple orchard and a 1950’s farm house. Any person(s) who wishes to or comment on the proposed disposition, may appear in person or by agent, the evening of the Regular Council meeting on Monday June 17, 2013 at 6:00 p.m., or submit a petition or written comments to the Corporate Officer prior to the meeting. Those persons with special hearing, language or access needs should contact City Hall at (250) 490-2400 prior to the meeting. To comment on the proposed disposition or review supporting documentation please contact Peter Wallace, (250) 490-2519, of the Development Services Department, located at 171 Main Street, Penticton, B.C. between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, excluding holidays, up to and including Monday, June 17, 2013.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS A Public Hearing is being held at 6:00 p.m. Monday, June 17, 2013 at Penticton City Hall, 171 Main Street, Penticton, B.C. to consider the following Bylaw Amendments: Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw 2013-20 OCP Amendment Bylaw 2013-20 is to amend OCP Bylaw 2002-20 as follows: 2.1 Part 2, Planning & Land Use Issues, Goals & Policies – Section 2.1.2 The Downtown and Urban Villages, Urban Village Policies Under Heading – ‘Vision’ as follows: Delete – “Growth potential is 1950 units, using 1.75 people per unit, the population would be 3410”; and Replace with the following: “In 2012, the City committed to a comprehensive planning and urban design process for the Downtown. The process, dubbed “Vibrant Penticton” involved extensive research, public engagement and urban design. The resultant plan establishes visionary

but clear and realistic direction for the future of the Downtown. Council has formally endorsed the adoption and incorporation of the Vibrant Penticton plan into this OCP. Over time, the OCP will be amended to directly incorporate the policies and urban design objectives of the Vibrant Penticton Plan. In the interim, the Vibrant Penticton Plan will be a reference to this plan and shall have the same force and effect as the OCP.” 2.2 Section 2.1.2. Under Urban Village Policies, heading ‘Height’ – Delete in its entirety. 2.3 Section 2.2.2. Commercial Downtown Commercial Policies


Add #16 – The City will incorporate the recommended policies, land use concepts and urban design elements of the 2012 Vibrant Penticton plan, into this OCP. In the interim, the Vibrant Penticton plan will have the same force and effect as this OCP. 2.4 Section 6.6 Downtown Commercial Development Permit Area, under the heading ‘Guidelines:’ Add the following: General: 1. Proposed developments should incorporate the urban design and land use principles of the Vibrant Penticton plan into their design. 2.5 Section 6.7 Downtown Enterprise Zone, Development Permit Area Under the heading ‘Guidelines’ add the following: General: 1. Proposed developments should incorporate the urban design and land use principles of the Vibrant Penticton plan into their design. Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2013- 22 (C6 Zone) Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2013-22 is to amend Zoning Bylaw 2011-23 as follows: 2.1 Chapter 11.6 – C6 – Mixed Use Commercial: Add to 11.6.1 Permitted Uses: “indoor amusement, entertainment and recreation”

Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2013-21 Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw 2013-24 (1496 Balfour Street) Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2013-21 to amend Zoning Bylaw 2011-23 as follows: Rezone Lot 4, District Lot 250, SDYD, Plan 6505, located at 1496 Balfour St. from R1 (Large Lot Residential) to C1 (Commercial Transition). Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw 2013-24 to amend Official Community Plan Bylaw 2002-20 as follows: To include Lot 4, District Lot 250, SDYD, Plan 6505 located at 1496 Balfour St. in Schedule “H” General/Tourist Commercial Development Permit Area. The applicant is proposing to demolish the single family dwelling and build a new medical professional building at 1496 Balfour Street. Any person whose interest may be affected by the proposed bylaw amendments may appear in person, by petition or by attorney. Delegations and Submissions will be received no later than 9:30 a.m. Monday, June 17, 2013 to Attention: Corporate Officer, City of Penticton, 171 Main Street, Penticton, BC V2A 5A9; Email: publichearings@penticton. ca. No letter, report or representation from the public will be received by Council after the conclusion of the Public Hearing. Please note that all submissions are a matter of public record. Those persons with special hearing, language or access needs should contact City Hall at 250-490-2400 prior to the meeting. The above mentioned bylaws and supporting information may be inspected between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, up to and including Monday, June 17, 2013, in the offices of Development Services and Corporate Administration at Penticton City Hall, 171 Main Street, Penticton; Penticton Museum and Archives (hours vary), 785 Main Street, Penticton and the Penticton Community Centre (hours vary), 325 Power Street, Penticton or online at http://www.penticton. ca/EN/meta/city-news/latest-news.html. Anthony Haddad Director Development Services



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Tourism groups could be melding Steve Kidd

Western News Staff

The roller-coaster that is tourism in Penticton has taken one more twist, but this time it might be heading back to the starting point. Sally Pierce, vice-chair of the Tourism Penticton Society, along with chair Miranda Halliday, met on May 31 with Penticton Hospitality Association chair Robert Appelman and another board member. “It was facilitated by an industry facilitator and the goal of that was to find common ground and work ability between the two organizations,” Pierce reported to Penticton city council this week, adding that the two groups had agreed on a statement. “Both boards are committed to working together on tourism for Penticton. We are in dialogue and have more common than not,” said Pierce. “All confirmed and agreed one organization would be more effective and transparent than two separate organizations working in silos.” Appelman describes the meeting as just four people discussing the issues facing both organizations. “We just had a meeting to get through some of our differences, because we are two new boards, and come to an understanding of how each board works and what we are looking for, information wise, to move forward,” he said, adding that talking about creating a single organization may be premature. “I haven’t even gone to my board yet to talk about the meeting. This is something we will be looking at in the future,” said Appelman. “For right now, the focus is on the summer and fall. Focus on that first and work together … if we see that we can work together then we can move on to maybe combine into one group. At this point it is very preliminary, just talking. Tourism marketing for Penticton has been divided since earlier this year, when the PHA was granted control over the two per cent hotel room tax, which is collected by accommodators for external marketing of the community.

It totals about $400,000 per year, more than half the former annual budget for Penticton tourism marketing. According to Pierce, everyone involved in the meeting agreed both groups were committed to the success and growth of tourism in Penticton but that the current structure and communication between the two groups is not effective. “The current situation cannot continue as is,” she said. Coun. John Vassilaki agreed, and wondered why Pierce thought they would be successful this time, considering work done previously to bring the two groups together. “This is in very preliminary stages. We just wanted to update you on the current status and what we hope will resolve moving forward. Nothing has been signed,” said Pierce, adding that part of their optimism comes from the previous work. “I think it is coming down to timing. I think that as we move forward, it’s becoming apparent that one body is stronger than two. We can only continue to try.” Pierce said the two groups have plans to keep the conversation moving with more meetings at different levels. “Once PHA and TPS staff have met and reviewed what funds remain, as well as which initiatives could be jointly supported in 2013, these initiatives will be presented at a joint board meeting to be held the third week of June, that will be the board of the PHA and the board of tourism Penticton,” said Pierce. The PHA has always wanted to work with Tourism Penticton and has funds to support their projects, according to Appelman, but is just looking for the right information. However, he said the PHA plans to continue its focus on helping events fund their marketing efforts, like the $35,000 they recently granted Challenge Penticton. “I feel that funding towards our events is our core, that we really need to make them shine, so that people can realize that Penticton has a lot to offer … so we can bring back that atmosphere of Penticton as it used to be,” he said. “We need to show people there is a lot going on throughout the shoulder season and the summer.”

Air ambulance assists climber at Skaha Bluffs Kristi Patton

Western News Staff

A climber at Skaha Bluffs was taken by the B.C. Air Ambulance service to Kelowna General Hospital after suffering a fall on Wednesday afternoon. Monica Ander, with the Adventure Tourism Leadership and Safety Academy from a L.V. Rogers Secondary School in Nelson, B.C., said their group was at the popular climbing area just outside of Penticton when the incident occurred around 3 p.m. She said the climber fell 30 metres to the ground. “It wasn’t a member of the student group that fell, it was a recreational climber. Our group did help do most of the rescue by getting a spinal board in there, setting up the heli-sight and doing a lot of first aid,” said Ander. The instructor said the climber was attached to a rope that was tight when he fell to the ground and it was obstructing him so someone cut it to free him.

“He was climbing on our rope at the time, but it did not snap. There was nothing wrong with our safety. Our ropes were intact, our anchor systems were intact. It was a miscommunication that the climber had and he fell from the anchors,” said Ander. “Because we had cut the rope after he had fallen there were some climbers that came afterwards that had assumed something different had happened, that there was something wrong with our equipment, but that wasn’t the case.” She said the students were shaken up from the experience. A B.C. Ambulance service spokesperson confirmed that they sent a ground crew and helicopter, which came from Kamloops, to the area and transported one patient. Due to confidentiality reasons, the spokesperson could not give out the condition of the patient. Penticton and Area Search and Rescue co-ordinator Cindy Smith said they had initially been called out to the area to assist but then were called off.

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Clark’s choice of seat inevitable Well, at least she didn’t show up riding a Jet Ski. It’s three days since Premier Christy Clark announced her choice of Westside-Kelowna, neighbour to the Penticton riding, as the place she would be running for a seat in legislature, after failing to win Vancouver-Point Grey in the May 14 election. Since Wednesday, there’s already lots of negative commentary about her choice. But politics aside, it was a near inevitable choice. The Central Okanagan is a stronghold for the Liberals, and has provided two of the province’s longest serving premiers — W.A.C. Bennett and his son Bill — whom Clark was quick to try to identify herself with. After losing Point Grey, Clark had no choice but to choose the safest riding possible to run in. And with Ben Stewart willing to step aside gracefully after taking Westside-Kelowna with 58 per cent of the vote, it would be hard to imagine a more suitable riding. What remains to be seen is whether having the premier in an Okanagan riding will benefit the area. In the past, the valley has benefitted from having a strong caucus within the caucus — the so called Okanagan caucus. Even if you don’t share the conservative ideology, it would be hard to discount the work done by Rick Thorpe and Bill Barisoff who, working together with other Okanagan MLA’s, managed to make sure many needed and beneficial projects for the valley got pushed through the legislature. The first test for the new Okanagan caucus will be the expansion of Penticton Regional Hospital. Promises abounded during the elecPENTICTON WESTERN tion that this project was going to move forward, especially from Clark, who pledged to remove any barriers to the long delayed and badly needed project. The question is, will Clark work with her fellow Okanagan MLAs to fast track the project, or will she act first as premier and chose whichever politically expedient path presents itself?


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3D printing, the next big thing The story so far: Cody Wilson, who describes himself as a “crypto-anarchist” and almost certainly wears a Second Amendment belt-buckle, had a bright idea early last year. No government could ever oppress its people again, reasoned the 25-year-old law student at the University of Texas, if everybody in the world was able to manufacture their own guns at home. Well, not everybody in the world, exactly, but at least everybody with $8,000 to buy a 3D printer on e-Bay, or access to one of the 3D printing shops that are springing up in major cities. So Wilson set out to design a gun made entirely of high-density ABS plastic that could be printed on a standard 3D machine. He printed and tested it, and he recently made the blueprints available online. For those who are not clear on the concept (the rest may proceed in an orderly manner to the next paragraph), a 3D printer is basically a photocopying machine that sprays molten plastic instead of ink. But instead of doing only one layer on a sheet of paper, it does thousands of layer, one on top of the other, until it has formed a fully three-dimensional object. Like a gun. There are not all that many 3D printers in circulation yet, but they are the next big thing, and in five or 10 years they may be

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as common as mobile phones. It would appear that a great many people are looking forward to that happy day, because in the first week after Wilson uploaded the blueprints for his gun, 100,000 people downloaded them. Wilson is one of those political innocents on the libertarian right who truly believe that governments would behave better if everybody had a gun. He even calls his plastic pistol the “Liberator.” He presumably hasn’t noticed that the United States government carries on collecting heavy taxes and crushing the spirit of free enterprise even though most Americans already have guns. Predictably, last Friday the U.S. government mobilised to shut his little enterprise down. The Office of Defense Trade Controls Compliance at the State Department wrote Wilson’s company, Defense Distributed, demanding that his designs for a

3D gun be “removed from public access” until he proves that he has not broken the laws that govern the shipment of weapons overseas. (Is he really shipping weapons overseas? Don’t bother us with details). The government took that route because there has been an instant public outcry about the Liberator — but Wilson already has a licence to manufacture and sell the weapon from the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. As for exporting the blueprints, he also registered his operation under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), administered by the State Department, and has legal advice that it complies with the rules. But the genie is well and truly out of the bottle. There have not only been 100,000 downloads from Wilson’s own site. It has also been uploaded onto Pirate Bay (with no protest from him), and downloads from that site are going through the roof. So what does all this mean? It doesn’t mean that terrorists are more dangerous; they have never had any trouble in getting their hands on weapons a lot more lethal than a single-shot pistol. It does mean that people can now make weapons that will not be detected by this generation of airport metal detectors, so it may soon take even longer to get on the plane. But that was going

to happen pretty soon anyway. What Cody Wilson has actually done is provide us with a useful wake-up call about the huge economic and security implications of this powerful new technology. The 3D printers will get better, faster and cheaper, and they will be able to produce much more impressive weapons. Forget about banning assault weapons; people will be able to make them at home. More importantly, they will also be able to 3D-print almost any other mass-produced item whose components are less than a metre (three feet) long. This not only has serious implications for retailers of such items — the WalMarts of the world — but also for entire countries whose economy depends heavily on manufacturing and exporting items of this sort. Even the cheapest labour is probably more expensive than 3D printing. So “outsourcing” will go out of fashion, but the impact of 3D printing on traditional employment patterns in the developed countries will be just as severe. Cars will continue to be built on (highly automated) assembly lines, but the most of the companies in the supply chain will collapse as the car manufacturers start printing the parts themselves as and when they need them. Here comes the future again. Gwynne Dyer articles are published in 45 countries.

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Government accountability lacking The cultures that have been allowed to develop in our Senate and our federal and provincial legislatures are the results of a rapid deterioration of our colonial institutions. Harper’s decision to prorogue the government of the day, not once but twice, for no other reason than because he could not have his way, was one of the earlier tell-tales. In 2008 to avoid a non-confidence vote, and again in 2009 to suspend Parliament for three months, to dodge an ongoing investigation into the Afghan detainees affair. When Bev Oda was found to have lied in Parliament, she should have been expelled promptly. As the result of Harper’s stalling, the government instead lost a motion of confidence and was found in contempt of Parliament, putting Canada on the front pages of the global media. Since then Harper has used every opportunity to demonstrate his level of contempt for the people, our federal Par-

The people have had enough

I seek an answer from all Canadians to the following question: Why is it we allow all levels of the people’s government to treat us the same way a pigeon treats a statue? Do you suppose Canadians are too weak in the knees to demand the turfing immediately of the likes of those arrogant you-know-whats that roam the useless Senate and other dark corridors in the political piggery? The guilty see no light filled with truth while feeding on lies deceit and dishonesty at the never ending trough filled with corruption and pig poop. In my opinion we the people could turn back the clock of time and make no mistake the second time around by building a strong asylum to house these crooked untouchables who appear to be above the law. No more second chances for the pork that lose their seat due to the wishes of their constituents and instant dismissal for those who choose to abuse and ignore the people who placed them in power. Tom Isherwood Olalla

Abolish the Senate

In light of the plight that some of the senators (Duffy, Wallin and Parazeau et al.) find themselves in, more and more information is coming to light regarding the Senate per se. This is very evident when Marjory Le Breton, the government Senate leader, makes the following statement: “The Senate should be abolished if it can’t be reformed.” Marjory LeBreton made the rounds of the Sunday talk shows recently to highlight a package of proposed changes to Senate rules on expense claims. She conceded, “The public do not see the Senate as a legitimate institution” and went on to say, “We have got to fix this, once and for all.” She further stated that “otherwise ... the Senate as an institution, cannot survive.” Wow! What a brilliant statement! She’s a master of the obvious! Is this the kind of work that Senators are paid to do? She was further quoted as saying “that the abolition of the Senate was one of the possibilities that the


Today nobody can be held accountable for anything by anybody. liament and the Queen. Harper has appointed a total of 58 people to Senate, he insisted was going to be elected, and the spending of billions of dollars without debate, zero transparency and no accountability have become the new norms. Traditionally a budget is a separate bill, outlining in some detail the government’s spending for the year. But Harper, in an outrageous display of contempt, packaged the budget into two bills numbers C-38 (the

government has asked the Supreme Court of Canada to rule on.” I don’t recall any press releases made by the government to the effect that the Supreme Court be asked to rule on Senate abolition, do you? The whole scenario would seem to be one of subterfuge at this point. All involved vow to find the truth. Some seem to play the ostrich game with heads in the sand. I would ask, how do you find something if you’re not making a conscientious effort to look for it? I suspect that nobody wants to really delve into things as they are afraid of what they might discover. The RCMP have entered the picture. What they will find, or will not find is anyone’s guess. The scenario could be as follows. They could find and report no wrong doing found or they might find a few minor issues requiring a judicial hand slap. Who knows? What the time frame here might be, is anybody’s guess. As seems to be the custom, the wheels of government and justice turn very slowly and sometime not at all. Having said that, I suggest that you put pen to paper and bombard, yes bombard your MPs and any Senate member that you know with letters asking for definitive answers to the issues at hand. Complacency here will indicate that all’s well in the government kitchen. We know that it really ain’t so, don’t we? In the words of Margaret Mead “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful people could change the world, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Ron Barillaro Penticton

Rate imposes hardship

I was asked to participate in a CBC radio interview May 30 concerning my ongoing petition and opposition to the drastic rate increase that is being imposed on the citizens of B.C. by FortisBC and condoned by the BCUC. In fact the rate increase was ordered by the BCUC in order to convince the electrical consumers to conserve on electrical energy and naturally Fortis was eager to comply. But what is wrong with this picture?

Jobs, Growth and Long-Term Prosperity Act) and C-45 (the Jobs and Growth Act), and rammed them through Parliament with virtually no debate. Those two bills included changes to more than 120 laws and regulations, and radically changed the way governments function in Canada. Today nobody can be held accountable for anything by anybody. That includes the premiers, our prime minister and our Supreme Courts. To abolish the Senate would only serve as a distraction. The Queen is no longer an effective head of state, and the time has come to sever our colonial ties. Then we can finally write our own constitution, and become a sovereign democratic society where the people control the politicians and the courts enforce the laws instead of rewriting them.

Asking a company with a vested interest to come up with a plan to conserve energy? Fortis makes money by selling energy, whether electricity or natural gas, so why in the world would they want to cut back on the sales of their product? What do I hope to accomplish by promoting a petition that is aimed at questioning the actions of both the BCUC and FortisBC? For starters, let’s abandon the two block system where there is no alternative energy such as natural gas available. This penalizes those that rely solely on electricity and actually subsidizes those that can live with using 800KWH per month, or less. Next: Question the rate increases that are supposedly for the purpose of convincing the public that conservation of electricity is necessary, although electrical consumption in B.C. has fallen over the past two years. This decrease in consumption is mainly because more communities are switching to natural gas as this form of energy becomes available. This also comes into question the purpose of building the Site C dam in the Peace River area of the province. Who is paying for this and who will benefit? Apparently it is the oil and gas companies that will benefit and not the public, but is the taxpayer expected to partner in this operation. Next: Question the amount of increase. Apparently FortisBC asked for an increase of 6 per cent but was turned down by the BCUC. The BCUC then awarded them an increase of 4.2 per cent and an adjustment of 2.3 per cent which any mathematition will tell you amounts to a 6.5 per cent increase, more than Fortis had initially asked for in the first place. And, in an interview with a Fortis representative, he suggested that some customers will receive an increase of more than 10 per cent. What is the final increase — 4.2 per cent, 6.5 per cent, 10 per cent? My personal increase was 21 per cent compared to last year. Between January 2011 and January 2013 there have been eight increases or adjustments approved by the BCPUC amounting to 17.5 per cent in increases with an additional increase of 4.2 per cent and the adjustment of 2.3 per cent in January of this year.

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Basically what I am trying to do is to force the government to appoint an independent panel to audit the price, practices and principles of both the BCUC and FortisBC. Only by bringing attention to this financial hardship imposed on the poor and elderly, those on fixed incomes, will anything be done to alleviate this abysmal situation. Donald E Thorsteinson Oliver

D-Day June 6, 1944 not forgotten

The Penticton Naval Veterans Association would normally hold a memorial service to pay tribute, but sadly, although many of our shipmates that took part in this action of almost world-wide significance are still with us, most are in deteriorating health or in residential care. So let us take a moment to give thanks to those that didn’t survive the war (1939-1945), and to those that survived but are no longer with us. Ken Cavendish Kaleden

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The valedictorians selected to represent the Class of 2013 at Penticton Secondary School are two weeks behind on their convocation homework. Genevieve Bonin-Nadeau and Kerrick Lannon-Paakspuu, both 17, were voted into the position by classmates in March. Shortly afterwards, they received instructions from an administrator who suggested dates for meeting certain benchmarks, such as writing their valedictory speech, which they’ll deliver tonight at the school’s graduation ceremony. “The problem was, the dates he gave us were for last year’s ceremony, and last year’s ceremony was two weeks later, so the dates were a little messed up and we ended up kind of rushing at the end,” explained LannonPaakspuu. He and his partner finally put their heads together about three weeks ago and began practising their speech earlier this week. “Ideally, that would have been two weeks ago,” Lannon-Paakspuu said. Neither wished to reveal much about the content of the speech, other than to say it will include an analogy they hope will help people reflect on their life experiences. But despite the sprint to the finish, both are confident in their ability to deliver in front of a big crowd at the South Okanagan Events Centre. “It’s a nervous event speaking in front of 3,000 or 4,000 people. It’s pretty insane. But I’m confident in the speech and that it will go well,” said Bonin-Nadeau, who gained experience in front of crowds as a Miss Penticton candidate last year. In addition to playing and coaching soccer, she also works at the Penticton Farmers’ Market and is active with her school’s leadership group. “I’ve always looked at valedictorians as being such good role models, and that’s just something

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GeNeVieVe BoNiN-Nadeau and Kerrick Lannon-Paakspuu jump for joy as they count the days to graduation. The two were selected by their peers to represent Penticton Secondary School Class of 2013 as valedictorians. The school’s graduation ceremony happens tonight at the South okanagan events Centre.

I strive to be,” Bonin-Nadeau said. Lannon-Paakspuu, who is also active in school leadership and spends most of his time outside class training for triathlons, has warmed to the idea of being a valedictorian. “It’s an opportunity you’ll never get the chance to do again, because it is once in a lifetime,” he said. “Why not take the chance to represent your entire student body, right?” Principal Alan Stel said both valedictorians excel academically and have demonstrated a strong social conscience. “Genevieve is involved in so

many different aspects of school culture, and she’s the first to volunteer to assist in any way,” Stel said. “And she does it with humility, she does it with grace.” Meanwhile, he described Lannon-Paakspuu as “a very pleasant and charming young man.” “He’s an advocate for the other kids in his class, and he’s certainly represented them on more than one occasion coming to me for things and doing it in a very diplomatic and conscientious way,” Stel said. About 325 students are expected to take part in tonight’s convocation ceremony, which begins at 7 p.m. at the SOEC.

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Few entertainers have attained the iconic status of Dwight Yoakam. Perhaps that is because so few have consistently and repeatedly met the high standard of excellence delivered by the Kentucky native no matter what his endeavour. Having topped the Billboard country album charts, won Grammys and earned a triple platinum album, Yoakam is coming to Penticton to play the South Okanagan Events Centre on Sept. 20. His name immediately conjures up compelling, provocative images: A pale cowboy hat with the brim pulled low; poured-on blue jeans; intricate, catchy melodies paired with poignant, brilliant lyrics that mesmerize with their indelible imprint. Then there’s Yoakam the actor, who seemingly melts into his roles, impressively standing toe-to-toe with some of the world’s top thespians: Jodie Foster, Tommy Lee Jones, Forest Whitaker, Nicholas Cage. Add to that Yoakam the entrepreneur and you have a singular talent without peer. Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, with hits such as Honky Tonk Man, Please Please Baby, Little Ways, It Only Hurts When I Cry and more. His accomplishments place him in an elite cadre of global superstars. Yet the sales have never come at the expense of his musical integrity. Whether singing about the twisted wreckage of romance, the broken dreams of this hard life, or the burgeoning optimism that marks his latest album, 3 Pears, Yoakam brings a knowing, glorious edge to his delivery, and stands, in a world

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ing positivity. “The music just kind of dropped in, in that way,” Yoakam said in a press release. “Music is a bit of a mystery. Like all emotions are. And I think maybe it was something I needed to express and to share with the world at large, something positive when all of us are kind of carrying around this collective, emotional weight.” Yoakam will be appearing with special guests Brett Kissel, who recently signed with Warner Music Canada for a record deal. The Invictus Entertainment Group country artist is putting the finishing touches on his major label debut album, Started With A Song, due for release this fall. The first single, the title track from the album, will be available on radio starting June 17 and available at all digital retailers on June 18. Kissell has released two independent albums, sold out countless headlining shows through relentless touring and has earned two CCMA nominations, becoming its youngest nominee ever. Tickets for the Penticton show go on sale June 13 at 10 a.m. and are available in person at the Valley First Box Office at the SOEC, Wine Country Visitor Centre, by phone at 1-877763-2849 or online at Prices range from $37.50 to $62.50 (plus applicable service charges). A limited number of VIP tickets will be available for $150 (plus additional service fees) that include one signed item provided by the artist, a meet and greet photo opportunity and one seat in the first three rows to the show.

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of artifice and flash, as a beacon of authenticity. Filled with twang and truth, the Kentucky-born, Ohioraised country superstar hit Nashville in the mid-80s with his debut album, Guitars, Cadilacs, Etc., Etc. Critics and fans alike took notice of the new voice with no contemporary rival. Like the icons he so admires — Elvis, Merle, Buck — Yoakam is one of a kind. He has taken his influences and mixed them into his own potent blend of country and rock, honouring his predecessors, all while creating something beautifully new. His unique music is too Western News Staff

A summer staple in Penticton, the Downtown Penticton Association is once again presenting the Sunshine Cabaret. The free concert series in Gyro Park on Friday and Saturday nights through July and August is touted as a great way to spend a summer evening for locals and

individualistic to fit neatly into any one box. The 2012 release 3 Pears exemplifies his ability to incorporate multiple, competing influences into a piece of cohesive art. It balances his country core with a fiercely independent embrace of rock, Americana, pop and soul. It blends Yoakam’s respect for his musical predecessors with the collaborative assistance of modern singer/songwriter Beck, who co-produced two tracks, and current rocker Kid Rock, who co-wrote the hooky opener, Take Hold Of My Hand. But most importantly, 3 Pears builds on his trademark

visitors alike. The free summer event is in a venue in the park featuring musical entertainment with an emphasis on local performers and a range of genres every weekend from 7 to 9 p.m. This year the concerts kick off on July 4 with the Penticton Concert band, July 5, with Uncorked; July 12, with Hi Bandwidth; July

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With some of their instruments as old as the 51-year-old McNicoll Park Middle School itself, a $5,000 grant won by the music department was a much appreciated gift. “Our inventory of instruments right now has instruments that date back to when the school opened,” said Paula Baker, the school’s music teacher. “They have been serviced every year and well maintained but they are getting old. A lot of kids have learned to play on our instruments.” Helping keep music alive from coast to coast with over $1 million in grants and scholarships awarded this year, MusicCounts gave the Penticton school $5,000. The Canadian music education charity associated with the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and the Canadian Country Music Association has a mission to ensure that children in Canada, regardless of socio-economic circumstances or cultural background, have access to music programs through their schools. With assistance from sponsors MusicCounts announced in September they would be accepting applications for Band Aid Grants. Baker said in her 13 years with the school, they have only been able to buy a handful of new instruments and the kids rely on the school rentals. “It keeps getting more and more expensive for parents to buy or rent the instruments for their kids outside of the school,” said Baker, adding she didn’t know how some of the old instruments were staying together. “We just really appreciated it and want to thank MusiCounts for what they have done.” McNicoll used the money to purchase an alto, tenor sax, two clarinets, two flutes and two trumpets. Grade 7 student Keiji Kita is learning to play the clarinet and said the difference from the one he use to play to the new one is like night and day.

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“It just is easier for me now to learn on this new clarinet. It is easier to play because the older one seemed a bit stiff and didn’t play properly some of the time,” he said. The school band is looking forward to using the instruments at three concerts on June 10 at Columbia, Uplands and Naramata elementary schools.

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Summer is coming. Kids are looking forward to sleeping in, playing in the park and staying up late. One Penticton teacher hopes that they will also find time to read books. “Not reading throughout the summer can, and will, cause children to slide backwards,” said Nicole MacIntyre, a teacher at Queen’s Park Elementary. “We call this reading loss the summer slump.” MacIntyre is so dedicated to the idea of sum-

mer reading that she has volunteered to open and operate a summer library out of the HUB resource centre at Queen’s Park. She believes this effort will make it easier for kids at this school, and in the wider community, to get their hands on good reading material. The library will run from July 16 to Aug. 22, and will be open two days per week (Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon). Children will be able to borrow two books per visit. The HUB is a onestop community and family resource centre. Collaborating with a wide range of local agencies and organizations, it provides information in areas such as nutrition, counselling, parenting and pre-school. The summer library is just one more resource that will make it easier for

families to get the help they need. It’s not difficult to keep up grade reading levels over the summer. According to MacIntyre, it only takes 12 books per summer to eliminate summer reading loss, or as little as 13 minutes per day devoted to reading. Unfortunately, not all kids have books in the home. Although people can go to the public library, the HUB is just one more way to make it easier for families to access books. “We all want the same thing, which is to create a love of reading in children,” she said. MacIntyre hopes that once children get hooked on reading, they will come back to school in September confident and ready to continue learning. “Children who love to read and continue

to have a book in their hand every day over the summer holidays, will actually gain a month’s worth of reading, while a reluctant reader, who is not reading over the summer, will actually lose three months worth of reading skill,” said MacIntyre. “Between Grades 1 to 6, not reading during the summer has the potential to create a two-year difference in reading achievement.” MacIntyre is still looking for books to fill the HUB library. “The goal of the summer library is simple,” she said. “We want to place books into the hands of children.” If you would like to make a book donation please contact her at NMacIntyre@summer. com. Heather Allen is a writer and reader living in Penticton.


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concerts June 7 — Dharma Dolls, vocal trio of Tanya Lipscomb, Melina Moore and Judy Rose, at the Dream Café. Girl’s Night out with show ticket and glass of wine for only $10. June 8 — Dear Rouge, an alt-electro-dance-rock duo at Voodoos. June 8 —Naramata Choir hosts Vancouver Orpheus Male Choir in a joint concert at Penticton United Church. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., concert at 7:30 p.m. Tickets at Dragon’s Den, church office and the Naramata Store. June 8 — Aidan Mayes and Mandy Cole is Hello Hercules EP release party at The Elite. Live art from Penticton artist Endrene Shepherd, meet and greet at 7 p.m., opening set from Olivia Loewen and Jessi Singleton followed by 8 p.m. set from Mayes and Cole. Tickets are $10 at The Elite. June 9 — Canadian Fiddle Champion Scott Woods and his band present Swingin’ Fiddles at the Shatford Centre at 2 p.m. Old-time music, step dancing, home-spun family humour and Woods famous fiddle tricks. June 15 —Back Alley Concert Series sponsored by Firehall Brewery in Oliver features Forever Young (Neil Young tribute band) from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $12 plus GST at Firehall Bistro. June 15 — Danielle Savage and the Miscreants brings her original songs that lean towards blues, jazz, folk and alt-country to the Dream Café. Tickets are $18. June 18 — Paul Pigat, aka Cousin Harley, at the Dream Café. Tickets are $15. June 19 — World champion fingerstyle guitarist Don Alder at the Opus Café and Bistro in the Cannery Trade Centre. Tickets are $20. Show is at 8 p.m. June 20 — Juno award winning rockers Prism play the Edgewater Inn Bar and Grill in Peachland. Tickets are $30 and show starts at 7 p.m. June 22 — Maple Blues Award for New Artist of the Year Steve Kozak and his WestCoast AllStars at the Dream Café. Tickets are $25. June 27 — Carolyn Mark with Victoria Hearse at The Elite. Doors open at 8 p.m. and cover is $5. June 28 — Hip Hop artist Evil Ebenezer with guests at Opal Nite Club in Penticton. Cover is $10.

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The Shatford Centre auditorium was buzzing as the audience gathered to hear pianist-composer Stu Goldberg perform on June 1. A beautiful Bechstein Studio Grand gleamed on the stage. The antique

Scandinavian instrument was a generous donation to the Shatford Centre by Bea Smith. It had been skillfully fine-tuned by piano technician Andrew Wedman. Goldberg said a few words of introduction then sat down to play. Gentle meditative sounds gradually developed into bold chords and glittering passages cascading up and down the keys. He introduced the next piece, his own composition titled To My Father, a melody with graceful embellishments and a nostalgic feel. In

the third piece, Spirits, Goldberg pulled out all the stops. He improvised with virtuosic skill. Rhythmic basses were combined with scales in break-neck tempos. He reached into the instrument and strummed and plucked the strings. To commemorate the Scandinavian heritage of the piano, Goldberg included his arrangement of Sibelius’ Symphonic Theme of Finlandia. Dramatic tremolos with effective pauses lead into the hymn-like melody which first appeared simply, then over an in-

tricate sound texture. The concert continued with music Goldberg had written for his wife titled Yvonne. Its tenderness and comforting harmonies were touching. It was followed by two improvised pieces that included blues passages and Latin rhythms. Far from showing signs of fatigue, Goldberg seemed to draw from an unending source of energy. His agile hands raced over the keyboard and pounded out thundering bass chords. In the last piece, Dedication, the sale passages

sounded more like glides than individual notes. There was a clear structure with two beginning themes, a longer middle section, and a reappearance of the first themes. The audience rose with enthusiastic applause and was treated to an encore: Charlie Parker’s Donna Lee. Goldberg’s concert was a historic event for the Shatford Centre. With the beautiful Bechstein Grand complementing its auditorium, we can look forward to many future concerts by talented musicians.

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events June 8 — Battlefield Fight League, featuring some of the top MMA fighters in the province are at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. June 8 — JCI Penticton presents Murder at The Juice Joint, a night of mystery and intrigue in the wild and romantic era of the roaring 20s. Tickets include hors d’oeuvres all evening, music by DJ Shakes, silent auction, a role in the murder mystery and a chance at prizes. Event takes place at Bogner’s of Penticton at 7 p.m. Tickets are $55 with proceeds going to PRH for equipment upgrades. June 21 — Theatre in the Raw coming to Cawston Community Hall with Blue Western Sky Theatre Tour of one-acts. June 27 — Penticton Art Gallery annual auction featuring live music, food and wine. Tickets $40.



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Grant assists Penticton Creek rehabilitation Steve Kidd

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After 63 years, the City of Penticton is looking at rehabilitating Penticton Creek, which was channelized in 1950, after the river flooded destructively

two years before. The city has received grant approval from the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation in the amount of $63,680 to begin planning the rehabilitation of the creek, which is the third-largest tributary of Okanagan

Lake. “It’s the beginning of a project that’s been needed in the city for a very long time,” said acting Mayor Garry Litke. “We finally have some funding attached to the restoration of Penticton Creek.”

The goal is to restore or improve kokanee and rainbow trout habitat in the creek, to increase the production of fish production, both for the recreational fishery as well as enhancing the economic and natural values.

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While flood control principles have evolved significantly since the 1950s, the city plans to work with senior level governments and nongovernment organizations to develop and implement a long-term restoration plan for Penticton Creek, in the quest to restore a higher level of fish production without compromising flood protection. Fisheries biologist Paul Askey will be representing the provincial Fish and Wildlife Branch on the newly struck Penticton Creek Revitalization Committee, along with representatives from stakeholder groups, including the Penticton Fly Fishers, the Penticton Indian Band and the Okanagan Nation Alliance. “Penticton Creek is in terrible shape. Its basically a concrete flume, which is unusable habitat by fish. There is a small remanent kokanee population in the stream due to a couple of spawning beds that are maintained by the Penticton Fly Fishers,” said Askey. “There is

still some spawning stock there, but a lot of fish don’t make it up to the spawning beds. It’s just a small fraction of what the potential of that stream is.” In the past the creek would have been a major producer of both kokanee and rainbow trout, according to Askey. There are some isolated spots, he said, where brook and rainbow trout can be found, cut off from the normal spawning travels, but the natural spawning stock of rainbow is non-existent. “There are some naturalized bottom portions there and in there you’ll find small rainbow trout and brook trout that aren’t native species, but they live there all year round and basically there is enough bug production there for them to survive,” said Askey. “The rainbow trout are just extirpated because the ladders aren’t maintained during the freshet period. So that stock has been totally lost. But it could be brought back if there was some proper passage and they were able to swim up to

spawning areas in the spring.” Given the large scope of the project, the first year of the initiative will focus on restoration design development and finalizing an implementation strategy under the guidance of a stakeholder committee. All designs will be guided by current and projected flood control requirements and current best practices in restoration. “You’re balancing off some very important ecological, recreational and even economic values with restoring the stream against real risks of flooding,” said Askey. “If it was a straightforward easy thing, it would have been done already.” The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation is a non-profit charitable foundation with a mission to invest in projects that maintain and enhance the health and biological diversity of British Columbia’s fish, wildlife, and habitats so that people can use, enjoy, and benefit from these resources.

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A Penticton teen was arrested by RCMP Drug Task officers for trafficking methamphatmine and picked up eight days later for similar charges. Cpl. Brad Myhre said

the male, who was 17 at the time of his arrest on May 28, was arrested in the 700 block of Main Street for trafficking methamphetamine. He was found in posession of the drug, trafficking paraphernalia and a con-

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Whenever a truckload of merchandise would arrive at Penny Lane Bargain Outlet, staff would not know what to expect. “We had no idea what was going to show up,” said Bruce Hallquist, a member of the Penny Lane Bargain Outlet society. “We’ve had everything from garden sheds to underwear.” Other shipments included an assortment of area rugs and a number of identical red dresses. The store, which raised more than $2 million for the youth of the community over its 11-year history, closed its doors on Saturday. When the society was formed, the six people involved were Art Sewell, Ellen Lloyd, Orv Robson, Scott Boswell, Allan Fabbi and Hallquist. After Sewell’s death and after Lloyd moved away from the community, Rick Thorpe was brought onto the board. “It’s been a great group of people to work with,” Hallquist said. While the directors had hoped to keep the store operating, he said a steady source of merchandise could not be found. For the last two and a half years, Hallquist had searched all over North America to find someone to supply merchandise to the store. Later, the society hired a consultant who was unable to find a steady supply of goods for the store. “In a small community, you need a selection of merchandise,” he said. “It isn’t as simple as buying stuff and putting it out.” When the store opened in 2002, a supply

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Free time is precious when you’re a member of Canada’s national women’s hockey team. Shannon Szabados and Catherine Ward looked at each other and laughed when asked what they like to do during that time. “For all of us we are all pretty active,” said Szabados, who is in Penticton with Ward for the national women’s team centralization boot camp. “I enjoy movies, going out for dinner. I’m married, so hanging out with my husband. June 30 will be our one year.” Ward enjoys being outdoors, music and cooking. She cooks a lot and watches shows, especially MasterChef. “It’s just fun,” said Ward of MasterChef. “I like to see the recipes. The way they are making everything. Just learning a few tricks.” Life for members of the Canadian team is handled through time management and prioritizing, especially if school needs to be juggled with hockey. With the Sochi Olympics coming up, life gets a little easier as hockey becomes their main focus. “In the Olympic years, so this year a centralization year, hockey is our fulltime job,” said Szabados. “Days like this from 7 a.m. to 5 or 6 p.m. we are at the rink or doing off-ice work outs. We all take a year off school, off work.” While at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Szabados studied to become a personal fitness trainer. She began her physical education combined degree to eventually become a teacher. In her final year at NAIT, Sz-

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WHEN SHANNON SZABADOS isn’t busy stopping pucks for Team Canada, the former NAIT Ooks goalie hangs out with her husband and stays active.

abados, a goalie for NAIT, went 6-0 and helped the Ooks men’s team win their first Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference championship. They edged the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Trojans 2-1 in double overtime on March 24 to clinch in four games. She said there are similarities between winning that and an Olympic gold medal. “Obviously the Olympic gold medal was on a much bigger stage, but for our men’s college team, that was our Olympics,” said Szabados, who finished that playoff with a 1.87 goals against average. “It was a pretty special feeling. Definitely up there in my win column as one of the most special.” Szabados lists 2006 Conn Smythe trophy winner Cam Ward, who she has worked at a goaltending school with, as one of her favorite players. When asked what she likes about Ward, Cath-

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erine Ward (no relation) whispers to her that it’s his last name. Szabados chuckles. “He’s just a really genuine guy off the ice,” she said. “I like his style of play, very calming. The guys in front of him never get rattled because he’s such a calm presence back there. Something I’d like to try to model myself after.” Like Szabados, Ward had a successful season, but in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League with the Montreal Stars. She helped the Stars win the Clarkson Cup in 2011-12, then this past season was named the CWHL Defenceman of the Year. “It was pretty special. Looking at the calibre of athletes, the people I was competing against, it’s very gratifying,” said Ward, who scored once and collected 12 assists in 21 games. “I think I really appreciate that recognition.” Ward joined the

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Half-distance added to the Challenge Emanuel Sequeira Western News Staff

Challenge Penticton is offering an option to triathletes that Jeff Symonds didn’t have when he started. Half-distance races. The announcement was made Wednesday morning at the Challenge Penticton Lakeshore Drive office that a half-distance event will be introduced for 2014. Triathletes will complete a 1.9 kilometre swim in Okanagan Lake, followed by a single-loop 90-km bike ride and a 21.1-km outand-back run through Penticton and along north eastern Skaha Lake. “For me growing up, I didn’t want to commit to racing a full distance too young,” said Symonds, who placed fourth in Ironman Las Cabos in late March. “It would have been a great way to compete in my hometown without kind of destroying my body and my mind.” Symonds said having the half-distance is good to get more people involved. To him, that’s the big thing for the

race in Penticton is for people to come “and see how awesome it’s going to be.” Symonds feels it’s good for beginners because it’s good training and learning ground. “For me it was really important to learn my lessons in the half,” he said. “I find when I’m doing a half Ironman your muscles get pretty tired.” Challenge Penticton athlete liaison Bruce Schoenne said this was an athlete-driven addition. “Many people don’t have the time to train for the long-distance triathlon event due to family and work commitments,” said Schoenne. “We’re listening to what athletes want and are going to make Challenge Penticton Canada an event that caters to a variety of triathletes.” The event will be limited to 600 entries, 500 individual and 100 relay teams, composed of two or three members. The registration fees will be $350 for an individual entry and $475 for a relay team. Race registration will be available at 9 a.m.,

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BRUCE SCHOENNE, athlete liaison for Challenge Penticton, announced that a half distance triathlon will be added in 2014.

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for the future.” Having the halfdistance at the same time as the full-distance, said Schoenne provides a race within a race. There will be wave starts for the halfdistance. The new addition is expected to help remove the lack of activity that has existed between 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., keeping the spectators busy. The half-distance will have an eight-hour cutoff time. “We’re hoping that the majority of the athletes will already have finished the race by the time the first athletes from the full distance come in the transition on the bikes,” said Schoenne. Challenge Penticton notes: Symonds on if there is a buzz on the event: “The buzz is that it’s awesome. People like the Challenge Series. They like the way they look after the athletes. People are excited. It might be tough to get lots of the pros out. The ones they get will be good representatives and role models for the community.”

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The under-12 Lakers girls basketball team took down the Gryphons to claim the Kelowna Minor Basketball League. A 44-29 victory helped the Lakers go undefeated. Leading the Lakers offensively were Liev Elder, Olivia Devito and Kayley Davies with 10 points. Davis also had six steals. Sarah Wood and

Tegan Elder scored four points each, while Elder collected 11 rebounds and had four blocks. “The girls played very well,” said Lakers coach Chris Terris. “We led by four points at half, but they came out strong and took a two-point lead before the girls responded with a 18-0 run to put the game out of reach.” Terris noticed his players have success when they started moving the ball well. The Lakers success stemmed from different players stepping up each week. Recently it was Woods who had her best game. “Every week, it seems that a different girl steps up. This week, Sarah Wood played her best game to date. She defended, rebounded and put herself in good spots on the floor.” On Wednesday they faced the Gryphons again winning 48-33. Davis led with 18 points, while Tegan Elder scored six points and collected 11 rebounds. They will play in Fridays final.

Penticton’s Cory Hilditch was tied for 13th in the Men’s Mid-Amateur championship in Abbotsford heading into the final round. Hilditch shot a 76 in the first round then improved to 72 in the second.

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Penticton senior men’s five-man scramble action was won by Bill Bidlake, Merv Parasiuk, Rudi Wolf, Bill McDowall and Sid Perrot with a score of 61 for nine under during June 5 action. In second was Dave Greene’s team with Ron Hosner, Murray Dea, Bert Stalmans and Albert Lecomte shooting 62.

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Player commitments keep coming for the Penticton Vees. Bemidji, Minn. product Matt Serratore is joining the fold for 2013-14. “We are very pleased Matt chose Penticton for the next phase of his hockey development,” said Vees coach Fred Harbinson. “It is evident the Matt has all the attributes we look for in a player.” Serratore finished his senior season of high school hockey with the Bemidji Lumberjacks. Last season he led with 21 goals and 31 points in 25 games. In the section playoffs, Serratore put up four goals in two games helping lead the Lumberjacks to the section semifinals. In three seasons with the Lumberjacks, Serratore finished with 49 goals and 91 points in 80 regular season games. He is described as a tenacious player, which he showed during the Vees’ recent spring camp. “Matt did an outstanding job at our recent spring camp,” said Harbinson. “Our entire scouting and coaching staff were impressed with the determination in which Matt approached each and every shift.” Serratore comes from a hockey family as his father and uncle are head coaches of Division l NCAA programs. His dad coaches Bemidji State University, while his uncle is the coach at Air Force. The Vees also announced that they welcomed a new assistant trainer and equipment manager in Brendon Kerr. He spent the last three seasons with the Powell River Kings. Prior to working in the BCHL, the Thunder Bay, Ont. native spent six years as the equipment manager of Lake University men’s hockey team.

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VICTORY LEAP — Carli Dekock of the Skaha Lake Middle School Sharks won the long jump during the Okanagan Skaha Middle Schoool Track and Field championsips held at Pen High Wednesday and Thursday.

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SeniorS SingleS lunch Club welcomes 65-plus each Friday. For location call 250-496-5980 or 250770-8622. 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. They also have Tai Chi at 7:30 p.m. Call 250493-2111 to confirm line dance activities. 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. Senior coMputer Dropin 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. anavetS have karaoke, pool and a pot luck dinner at 7 p.m. the bereaveMent 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 counselling call 250490-1107. 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 Fridays 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 non-profit 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 okanagan fallS 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 creative Writing Students presents an anthology of My People at Hooked on Books from 7 to 9 p.m.

Saturday June 8

royal canaDian legion branch 40 has crib at 10 a.m., a meat draw at 2 p.m. and sing-along at 4 p.m. penticton SeniorS Dropin Centre has partner cribbage every first and third Saturday of the month. alcoholicS anonyMouS haS its 12 bells group at noon at the Oasis United Church at 2964 Skaha Lake Rd. The Saturday night group meets at 8 p.m. at 150 Orchard Ave., and in Summerland, the Grapevine meeting is at 8 p.m. at 13204 Henry Ave. Call service 24-hours is 250-490-9216. anavetS haS fun pool at noon, dinner by Stu at 5:30 p.m. and entertainment by Glory Days at 6:30 p.m. fraternal orDer of Eagles has burgers and fries from noon to 4 p.m., beaver races at 4 p.m. All members and guests welcome to the hall at 1197 Main St. charity bottle Drive with all money going to the Penticton hospital pediatric ward, SPCA and Critteraid. Drop off from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Marketplace IGA on Government St. elkS club on Ellis Street have crib at 10 a.m., meat draw at 4:30 p.m. and baron of beef dinner at 5:30 p.m. okanagan fallS legion is having a meat draw at 5 p.m. followed by supper for $8 and entertainment by Terri Bremner and Elvis Jeff Bodner. a free pole walking clinic will be at the Rose Garden parking lot at 9 a.m. Learn how to turn a simple walk into an effective, efficient total body workout. Demo

poles supplied. Call Jana at 250-487-4008 for more info. penticton rcMp and Penticton firefighters are having a fun softball game at Lions Park at 7:30 p.m. The public is welcome to watch and are asked to bring a non-perishable food item.

Sunday June 9

a l c o h o l i c S anonyMouS MeetS in OK Falls at 10:30 a.m. at 5328 Hawthorne St., then in Penticton at 11 a.m. for the women’s group at the Lawn Bowling Club at 260 Brunswick St. Also the Sunday 123 group meets at 8 p.m. in the Education Room in the basement of the Penticton hospital. The closed men’s group meets at 11 a.m. at the Eagles hall at 1197 Main St., side door, upstairs. Alcoholics Anonymous Big book, 12x12 thumper group meets at 11 a.m. at United Church 696 Main St. SunDay evening DanceS are at 7 p.m. at the South Main Drop-In Centre with entertainment by live DJ Emil. Cost is $3. anavetS haS horSe races and meat draws and 2 p.m., hot dogs and hamburgers from 1 to 3 p.m. fraternal orDer of the Eagles has wings from 1 to 6 p.m. for 60 cents each. Meat draw at 4 p.m. All members and guests welcome to the hall at 1197 Main St. lakelanDS church holDS Sunday services on the second floor of the Penticton Community Centre from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For more info contact elkS club on Ellis Street has dog races at 2:30 p.m. with an M&M food draw. Darts/pool.

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SurvivorShip Flea Market is every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1652 Fairview Rd. The market raises funds for team activities and breast cancer awareness. royal Canadian legion Ladies Auxiliary is having a pancake breakfast at 502 Main St. from 8:30 a.m. to noon. $4 gets you pancakes, ham, sausage,

members. Funds raised will go towards restoration work aboard the ship. To book your place call the ship on 250-492-0403 or email info@sssicamous. ca. B.C. SpCa haS a community market 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1550 Main St.

Monday June 10

the BereaveMent reSourCe Centre at 626 Martin St., Penticton is hosting an evening grief support drop in session at 6:30 p.m. All welcome. WellneSS Mental Centre has brown bag family support group from noon to 1 p.m. weekly and individual support for family members from 2 to 4 p.m. weekly. alCoholiCS anonyMouS nux group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the Heritage Centre at Green Mountain Road and Penticton I.R. Road. Summerland 12 and 12 group at 8 p.m. at 13204 Henry Ave. in the United Church basement. FitneSS FriendS MeetS at 10 a.m. in the Legion Hall at 502 Martin St. Come, get in shape. Everyone is welcome. South Main drop-in Centre has improver line dance at 9 a.m., Scrabble at 10 a.m, carpet bowling at 10:45 a.m., easy to intermediate line dance at 1 p.m., duplicate bridge at 1 p.m. and American Congress bright at 7 p.m. pentiCton aCadeMy oF Music women’s choir rehearses at the Leir House under the direction of Joanne Forsyth from 7 to 8:30 p.m.. New members welcome. For information please call 250-493-7977.

elkS CluB on Ellis Street has drop-in blind darts at 7 p.m. Non-members welcome to join. royal Canadian legion branch 40 has dart dolls at 11 a.m. bridge at 1 p.m. and wings at 4 p.m. anavetS haS their spring pool league at 7 p.m. Food addiCtS in Recovery Anonymous is at 6:30 p.m. in Room 103 of the Penticton United Church at 696 Main St. 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. Donations are appreciated and new volunteers are always welcome. All proceeds to the local hospital and hospice. pentiCton laWn BoWling Club at 266 Brunswick St. has free lessons Monday at 6:30 p.m. for anyone interested in trying.

Tuesday June 11

S outh o kanagan toaStMaSterS meet every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the community services building at 5876 Airport St. in Oliver. Become a more confident speaker. Call Bill at 250-485-0006 or Melba at 250-498-8850 for details. topS B.C. 4454 has weekly meetings from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at 445 Ellis St. Use back lane entrance. Meetings are downstairs. Phone Susan at 250-4965931 or Sally at 250-4926556. al-anon for friends and family of alcoholics meets at 10:30 a.m. at 2800 South Main St. and 6:45 p.m. at 157 Wade Ave. at

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Call 250-490-9272 for information. South Main drop-in Centre has ultra-beginner line dance at 9 a.m., novice bridge at 9:15 p.m., sing-along at 10:30 a.m., partner bridge at 12:45 p.m. and knitting and crocheting at 1 p.m. WellneSS Mental Centre has individual support for family members in Summerland from 10 a.m. to noon at 13211 Henry St. 890 Wing oF South Okanagan Air Force Association gets together for a gab and coffee every Tuesday at 9 a.m. at 126 Dakota Ave. pieCeFul evening Quilt Guild meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Penticton Seniors Dropin Centre on 2965 South Main St. For more info call Sue 250-492-0890, Fran 250-497-7850 or PennyApril 250 493-8183. okanagan Caledonian pipe band practises from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Legion hall on Martin Street. All are welcome. p entiCton n aval veteranS meet on the second Tuesday of every month at 1 p.m. at 502 Martin St. pentiCton ConCert Band rehearses at 7 p.m. New members welcome. Intermediate to advanced musicians. All band instruments. The band is available for performances. Phone 250-809-2087 for info. FirSt BaptiSt ChurCh in the Ark at 1498 Government St. has free drop-off program for elementary aged kids from 2:45 to 5 p.m. A safe place to play games (computers, Wii, PS3, Lego, pool, air hockey), make crafts, gym time, snacks. Everyone is welcome. alCoholiCS anonyMouS young person’s group at 7:30 p.m. at 150 Orchard Ave. in the Outreach Centre. Call/text Guy at 250-460-2466 or Niki at 250-460-0798. As well, the beginners’ meeting runs at 8 p.m. at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church at 157 Wade Ave. pentiCton toaStMaSterS MeetS every Tuesday from

6 to 8 p.m. at the Shatford Centre at 760 Main St. Toastmasters is an excellent way to enhance confidence, speaking, and leadership skills in a fun, supportive setting. Membership is open to anyone 18 and up. Guests are welcome and allowed up to three free meetings. Call 250-492-2362 for more info. y oga Meditation / vegetarian


is upstairs in the Elks Lodge at 344 Ellis St. in Penticton Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Everyone welcome and donations accepted. o v e r e a t e r S anonyMouS MeetS from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Concordia Lutheran Church at 2800 South Main St. Fraternal order oF Eagles has euchre night at 7 p.m. All members and guests welcome to the hall at 1197 Main St. r oyal C anadian legion has an L/A executive meeting, service officer at 1 p.m. and pipe band at 6:30 p.m. Better at hoMe is giving volunteer information to assist independent seniors at 7 p.m. at 330 Ellis St. Call 250-487-3376 or email apex Ski CluB is having its general meeting is from 7 to 8 p.m. at Carmi Elementary School Library at 400 Carmi Ave. Wine Country retired Teachers Association is having a meeting at 10 a.m. at the Firehall Bistro in Oliver. p entiCton W hole FoodS Market is having a Gluten Free Healthy Living seminar with RoseMarie Pierce from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Registration in advance at Whole Foods Market is necessary. pentiCton WoMen in Business is having its luncheon at the Ramada Inn with doors opening at 11:30 a.m. Fee is $20 for members and $25 for guests. A speaker and showcaser will be present. Pre-registration is necessary by June 8. Respond to pwib@telus. net. Remember to bring your business cards.

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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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Nature’s Fare Markets Penticton is now hiring for our supplements department. This position includes assisting customers as well as general daily duties pertaining to this department. A background in supplements is an asset, candidates must be able to work weekends. Nature’s Fare offer’s a competitive starting wage and many other staff initiatives. If you enjoy working in a positive and rewarding environment please drop off resumes to: #104 - 2210 Main St., Penticton or e-mail to:

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

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Peters Bros. Paving is accepting applications for employment for the 2013 construction season as well as mechanics and apprentices. Applications can be picked up at 716 Okanagan Ave. E, Penticton, BC between 9:30am and 3pm. No resumes.

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Be Part of Our Team. Sales Position The Penticton Western News, the South Okanagan’s best read community newspaper, has a position available within our sales team. Ambitious hard working individual who can work in a fast paced deadline driven environment. You will be required to manage an existing account list assisting local merchants in growing their businesses. We offer competitive remunerations and a unique position where team work and customer service are paramount. No phone calls please. Email, fax or mail your resume to: Larry Mercier 2250 Camrose Street Penticton, BC V2A 8R1 Fax: 250-492-9843



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Cleaning Services European Excellence Cleaning Service, Home & Office Cleaning, Gina (250)487-8929 MISS MOP N’ TASKER. Licensed, bonded & insured professional house cleaning service. Contact 250-809-7522

Garden & Lawn DAVE’S Garden Maintence Experienced Hedge Trimmer, Pruner, & Small Garden Renovations Call 250-493-1083, HERBARIA GARDEN AND LAWN. Garden maintenance (regular or one-time) and weekly lawn care in Penticton. Call Paul at 250-4933362 for more info or a free estimate.

Valley Wide Lawn & Yard Care, weekly mowing, experienced pruner, Dry Valley Landscape renovator, 250492-4731

Handypersons Yard work & painting, fences, deck repair or new, garbage hauling, plumbing, roofing, licensed, ins., 250-462-2146

Home Improvements ARE YOU WANTING TO RENOVATE? Framing, gyproc, painting, ooring, bathrooms, decks, windows and doors 35 years experience home/business References Available Licensed, Insured, WCB Ted Lund (250)490-7991 21

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Home Improvements


Garage Sales


RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT Auction Burnaby - Saturday June 15th @ 11am - Used Equipment and Refrigeration from closures, buyouts & bailiff seizures. New Equipment Liquidation - direct from manufacturer, & dealer showrooms! Got to - or call 1-800-556-5945

Heavy Duty Machinery


over 15 years in business licensed, insured, WCB

painting, tiling, ooring, kitchen/bath reno’s, carpentry nishing,

Len (250)486-8800

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

Overnight Delivery in most of BC!


HOME RENOVATIONS. Bathrooms, Kitchens, Basements, Windows, Doors and more. Call 250-488-5338.

Moving & Storage FAMILY Movers. Moving? Anything, anywhere. Local and long distance trips. Packing service available, weekly trips to Vancouver, Alberta, full and partial loads. Cheapest rates in the valley. Free Estimates, 250-493-2687

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

Valleywide Painting Services Our Job is Your Satisfaction Office 250-770-9026 Cell 250-809-1779 WWW.PAINTSPECIAL.COM

(1) 250-899-3163

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

Free Items Free inside/outside doors, dryer, china cabinet, bedroom dresser w/mirror, single bed w/mattress, (250)487-2267 FREE to good homes kittens, 7wks old, needs a little TLC, 250-488-7619

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


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

Swimming Pools/ Hot Tubs PENGUIN MFG. HOT TUB COVERS. 250-493-5706

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 Attention Hunters or dog lovers, German wirehair pointers, purebred, 6 males left, $800 each, (250)770-1185 DOBERMAN pup, Ready to go now; $400. Can deliver. 778-212-2468

2964 Skaha Lake Rd. Penticton baking, books, dishes, small appliances, furniture, crafts, games & more... Hot Dogs & Coffee LAST PLANT/Yard Sale of the Season, tomato (heritage/heirloom),peppers, herbs, strawberries & lots of new flowers, yard sale; water cooler, thick wooden screen door (6’8”x2’x7”) etc., 501 Edna Ave, 8am-5pm, Sat/Sun LUMBY: 2029 Mountain View Ave. June 6, 7, 8 & 9, Thur 4-8, Fri 8-8, Sat 8-4, Sun 10-3, HUGE GARAGE/MOVING SALE! Household items, Furniture, X-mas Decorations, etc MOVING SALE 8 am to 1 pm Sat. Jun 8 Furniture, rugs, lamps and misc small items 113 - 3595 Skaha Lake Rd, Bldg B. Ring buzzer #113 Moving Sale, Sat/Sun, June 8 and 9, 8am-2pm, 575 Eckhardt Ave., E Multi family Garage Sale, FriSat., 7am-3pm, 4000 Finnerty Rd., beautiful ladies clothes, shoes, jewelry, men’s clothes, kitchen items, home made fresh/frozen spinach pies MULTI-FAMILY moving/spring cleaning, 119 Cambie St, June 8th, 9am-2pm. Kids, household, furniture, clothes, etc

SAturdAy 9-1 8-1 SATURDAY

Neighbourhood of Yard Sales!

• Household Items • Furniture • Appliances • Outdoor plants • Crafts dArtmOutH DRIVE drIve 2203 DARTMOUTH (across from the SPCA)

tues.-Sat., 10am-5pm Open Tues.-Sat., 1784 Duncan Ave E. Sat June 08th, 8am-noon. 198 Wilton Cres., back garage, 8am-1pm, Sat., June 8, household, kid’s clothes, toys, furniture, dog kennel, books, wine rack, train bed, keyboard, kitchen supplies plus more! 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! ANNUAL YARD SALE PINES M.H.P. 98 Okanagan Ave., E Sat., June 8, 8am-noon Rain or Shine Big big 2 day yard sale, Friday, June 7, 3-8pm, Sat., June 8, 8am-3pm, household items & china, 395 Edmonton Ave. Big Moving Sale, Sat., June 8, 9am-1pm, 1800 Duncan Ave. E., furniture, yard, household goods, toys, tools, electronics plus more! Downsizing, Art & Treasure sale of African & Asian items, Arta B&B, 1120 Sutherland Rd., Naramata Bench, June 8, 11am-4pm, no early birds! Downsizing Yard Sale, everything must go, household, antiques, toys, collectibles, too many to list, Saturday, June 8, 9am-3pm, 115 Phoenix Ave. Garage Sale, 140 Fraser Crt, top of Duncan, 8am-3pm, Saturday, June 8 Garage Sale, June 8, 466 Nelson Ave 9am-1pm, early birds welcome GARAGE SALE, multi-family, 166 Nesbitt Cres., Saturday, June 8, 8am-12pm


Giant Indoor Garage Sale Bake Sale M&M’s Charity BBQ Saturday, June 8 8 am - 1 pm The Salvation Army Community Church 2469 South Main St.

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

Huge Moving Sale, 132 Dauphin Pl., Sat., June 8, 8am1pm, great variety!

Merchandise for Sale



2 Coats Any Colour


8 am - 12 noon Sat. June 8

Multi-Family Yard Sale Sat., June 8, 8am household items, baby stuff, collectibles, tools. 203, 211, 217 Lee Ave.

3 Rooms For $299, (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls. Cloverdale Premium Quality Paint. NO PAYMENT, until job is completed!


Sat., June 8 - 8 am - 2pm Sun., June 9 - 9 am - 1pm Area includes 14th Ave., Brockie Place & Mimac Crt. Okanagan Falls Follow the green signs! Neighbourhood Yard Sale, Summerland; Prairie Valley, Lister, Holt, Verrier, Mitchell, Alice St., Saturday, June 8, 9am-1pm Okanagan Falls Flea Market, open 6am-4pm, Sat/Sun., outdoors, (HWY 97), new and old vendors welcome, for info call 250-497-5762 Oliver Flea Market - Indoor Sat. & Sun., 8am-4pm 6005 Station St. Ph: 250-506-0000 Concession on Site. New Vendors Welcome. Sat., June 8, 8:30-12:30, 295 Farrell St., garage door opener, cabinets, light fixtures, gazebo, lots of trinkets, small appliances Sat., June 8, 8am-1pm, 115 Yorkton Ave., freezer, fridge, baby playpen, double stroller, clothes, lines, etc. Sat., June 8, 8am-1pm, 148 McConnachie Pl., Uplands, moving/downsizing, furniture, camping gear, tools, toys & much more Semi Estate Sale, lots of nuts and bolts, wing chair, home access. & clothes, #6-6709 Victoria Rd., S, Summerland, Sat., June 8, 8am-2pm Yard Sale, Sat., June 8, 8am1pm, 187 Warren Ave., W, books, coins, variety of items Yard Sale, Saturday, June 8, 8am, 1344 Ridgedale Ave.


A-STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20’40’45’53 in stock. SPECIAL 44’ x 40’ Container Shop w/steel trusses $13,800! Sets up in one day! 40’ Containers under $2500! Call Toll Free Also JD 544 & 644 wheel loaders JD 892D LC Excavator Ph. 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB SCRAP PAPPY Will pay cash for oversized scrap steel, cats, yarders, saw mill equipment, farm equipment, etc. All insurance in place to work on your property. 250-260-0217

Real Estate

Real Estate

For Sale By Owner

Mobile Homes & Parks

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




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 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. for Sale HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 Shoprider deluxe wheelchair, 2 new batteries, $4100 new, now $1800 firm, 250-490-0098

Rentals QUESNEL. 1600 sf. 4 bdrm., 3 bath, laminate & carpet, tile bathrooms. Full bsmt. part finished. 2 car garage, geothermal heat & a/c, wood backup. 24 X 24 shop, 25 X 30 mechanic shop, 30 X 60 barn, greenhouse & garden shed. Drilled well, 6 gal min. All on 5.6 acres. $379,500. 250-249-5878

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

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


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

4 bdrm, 2½ bath, 5 appliances. Avail. now. 250-490-1700 250-317-8844 998 Creston 1 bdrm, incl. utilities, no pets. Avail. now. 250-492-7570

For Sale By Owner

For Sale By Owner

Mobile Homes & Parks

Executive Home in Princeton


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

Apt/Condo for Rent

147 Tulameen Trail Princeton, BC V0X 1W0


3 bdrm, 2.5 bath w/bonus room above the 22x26 oversized garage/ workshop. Interior completely repainted, gas fireplace, formal dining room and large kitchen. Paved parking for 5 vehicles plus RV parking. Fully landscaped with underground irrigation and mature shrubs. Enjoy the fully fenced backyard on the large deck. 10x10 garden shed, new gas furnace/air conditioner and exterior paint in Sept. 2012.


Saturday - June 8th - 11:30am-3:00pm

128 Ponderosa Place E. (QUAIL RIDGE) $


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For Sale by Owner


3 bdrm+den, 2 full bathrooms & large ensuite - walk-in closet. Large family room. Spacious dining and living rooms. Vaulted ceilings, large windows, park-like setting. Very private, quiet country living. Five minutes from downtown.

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

REALTY EXECUTIVES VANTAGE APARTMENTS: 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


➥ Decks ➥ Fencing ➥ Hardwood & Laminate Flooring ➥ Custom Woodwork & Finishing

250.487.8450 ➥

Call for a FREE Estimate

$650 $800

1 bdrm, fridge, stove, Laundry hook up, faces creek, sec’d parking, cat ok. Avail. NOW (A307) Top floor walk-up, spacious bdrm, 1 bath, near OK Beach, fridge, stove. Avail. NOW (A334-4)

55+ APARTMENTS $690 -$795

Grd floor and 2nd floor apartments, H.W flrs, Incl heat, hot water and cable, Xtra storage. Avail. NOW (WT 104/105/203)

HOUSES: $700

Quiet Street, 2 bdrm bsmt suite, f,s, shared laundry, Large backyard, np, ns. Avail. July 1 (H673-2) $950 By Safeway & downtown, 2 bdrm upstairs of home, shared laundry, laminate & carpet floors. Avail. NOW (H673-1) $1000 Top flr duplex, 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, 5appl, Laminate flrs, gas fp, on Vancouver hill. Avail. July 1 (H746-2)


3 bdrm + den, f,s, w.d, common green space, close to schools and bus, no pets, no smoking. Avail. NOW (Th480-4) $1200 3 bdrm near Pen Hi and downtown, end unit of twnhse, 1.5 bath, Laminate & carpet, wood fp, f,s, d/w. Laundry hook up. Avail. June 15 (OT582) 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.


Friday, June 7, 2013 Penticton Western News




Apt/Condo for Rent

Cottages / Cabins

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

OK Lakeshore Cottage, private beach, wharf, avail 2wks in Sept & 1wk in Aug. Weekly rate. 250-938-1101.

Auto Accessories/Parts

Cars - Sports & Imports

Range Rider Canopy for 90’s Chev GM, short box, step side truck, blue, $500, 778-4762046

1999 VW Golf, 5spd, runs great, $850, 250-462-2074

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

1977 Camperized Dodge Maxivan, excellent cond., $5500 obo, (250)492-7078

10.6ft Zodiak-Seaeagle, 4 person, hard floor, canopy, new 9.9 Yamaha, 35hrs, must see, both $3600obo, 250-488-8545

1984 Ford Motorhome, Econoline, good cond., $6400 obo, info Geordie 250-490-1238

Community Newspapers

1985 5th Wheel 26 ft Komfort Good condition. $2950 Call (403)703-4777 Bob


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 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 AVAIL. July 1, 2bdrm apt, $800+util., np, ns, w/d/f/s, storage incl. Christina, 250-4626044 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. SUMMERLAND. seniors 55+, retire with us! Bright spacious 2-bdrm townhome wonderfully updated in quiet area of town, walking distance to everything you need. Huge balcony, $860/mo includes lawn care and lots of parking. On-site owner, N/S, N/P, references. 250-404-0327 or 490-1739.

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 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.

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

Auto Financing

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 Brand new modern 2bdrm, 1bath, bright, lg patio & garden, close to all ammen, hospital, school, long term lease, quiet tenant, n/p, n/s, ref., $950/mo. util incl., Norm 10:30am-8:30pm 250-7700062 HIGHLAND motel suites avail now, no pets. 1140 Burnaby Ave., 250-809-1253

30ft Corsair 5th Wheel, $14,500, SV RV park Ok Falls, lease avail, 778-867-8735 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

Scrap Car Removal 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.


Want to Rent 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.

1989 A Class 28ft Vanguard Motorhome, call (250)4920347 2008 Winnebago Itasca 29’, 2 slides, 2 solar panels, 3 cameras, Onan Generator, Blue Ox Towing Bar, 7400 miles, V-10 Vortex motor, 1 owner. (250)542-5621 evenings

Royal LePage Locations West

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


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

1-800-961-7022 DL# 7557

Cars - Domestic

Sport Utility Vehicle !!!SOLD!!! 2001 Ford Expedition, 5.4 V8, auto, awd, 4x4, 8pass, HD tow pkg, all options w/leather, new tires, brakes, shocks, plugs, exc. cond., reduced price, $7800obo, 250770-1299

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.

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



Utility Trailers


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

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


Adult Escorts BEACH BUNNIES Upscale Men’s Spa #32-2789 Hwy 97 250-448-8854 SOOO SEXY SANDY The Original K-Town Girl. 38D, 29, 34. Let’s Play! 878-1514

Adult Escorts

We’re at the heart of things™

MALE 4 Male Erotic Massage $95, waxing, intimate grooming & skin care. Winfield, 9-9 Daily 250-766-2048

Vernon’s Best! Lily 24, Danielle 27, Candice 21, Venus 20. Short notice appointments. For your safety & comfort, in/out 250-307-8174. Hiring!

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

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.


Penticton W. Advertiser - June 8, 2012 Whichever comes first. See dealer for limited warranty details.

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Penticton Western News Friday, June 7, 2013

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A month after approving a new budget that included employee job cuts, school trustees are set to keep their own pay frozen for a second consecutive year. Members of the Okanagan Skaha School District’s finance and management committee met Wednesday to review compensation for trustees, and while some expressed a desire to index their pay to inflation, they don’t think the time is right to do it just yet. “I think status quo this year, because we’ve just had to make $600,000 worth of cuts, and I think we need to just leave it the way it is,” said

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School trustees set to keep pay frozen Trustee Ginny Manning, who chairs the school board. In that role, Manning earns $13,290 a year. Vice-chair Bruce Johnson is paid $12,220 annually, while five other trustees each earn $10,620. A staff report presented to the committee showed Okanagan Skaha’s elected officials are the sixth highest paid among 10 comparison districts that have similar populations. The richest trustees in that group earn $21,513 annually in New Westminster, while the lowest-paid collect $9,855 in North Okanagan-Shuswap. Of the 10, only West Vancouver gave its trustees a raise last year. According to the staff report, elected officials for Okanagan Skaha last received a raise in 2011, when their pay was bumped up by 1.7












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per cent, but hadn’t seen an increase for three years before that. The committee was also told that administrators haven’t had raises for four years. Trustee Walter Huebert, who supported the pay freeze, said board members’ compensation doesn’t accurately reflect the amount of work they do. “It’s not like trustees are over-compensated for anything. In terms of the time spent, I mean, really, it’s almost a volunteer position,” he said. In May, the board approved a 2013-14 budget that cut 2.4 full-time equivalent staff positions and will lead to the elimination of a program for gifted students in middle schools.

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And due to declining enrolment, another 7.7 teaching positions are expected to be trimmed next fall. Huebert said elected officials should share the pain. “It’s not fair to cut other people and then increase our own pay,” he added. Trustee Linda Van Alphen agreed. “I concur with Walter because we did do a lot of work, but by the same token we had to make so many cuts that I think it would be disrespectful if we gave ourselves more money,” she said. The committee voted to recommend the board continue with the freeze on compensation when it deals with the issue at its regular meeting Monday.








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