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LEAVING ON THE RIGHT NOTE — Members of the Columbia Elementary School choir (left to right, top row) Linden Burns, Bethany Holloway and Evan Hartviksen and (bottom row) Caleb Bedard, Dajaka Trask and David Cai perform a song during a recent year-end concert. Schools throughout the district have a number special events during the next two weeks.

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ROOKIE LIBERALS SCORE MAJOR ROLES ister of energy and mines is tasked with the core review of the provincial government, similar to the one conducted in Penticton in 2009-10. This will be the first work in core review in a decade at the provincial government level, according to Clark. Ashton, who has also been named to the Treasury Board, is expected to use his experience to help Bennett identify savings and efficiencies and make recommendations to cabinet on how to improve B.C.’s regulatory reform and red tape reduction. Though he expects it to be substantially different from the core service reviews conducted under his watch at the City of Penticton and the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, Ashton expects those, along with his reputation for fiscal responsibility, are what got him singled out for the job. “The premier has mentioned that this overall look at the government is very important and I am honoured to be given the opportunity and the chance,” said Ashton. “I just want to thank the premier and her staff for giving me the opportunity. I am looking

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Though they were just elected to their first terms in provincial politics on May 14, two South Okanagan MLAs have been appointed to significant positions in B.C.’s Liberal government. However, the Okanagan will have only one cabinet minister, with Kelowna-Mission MLA Steve Thomson returning as Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. Previously, Norm Letnick and Ben Stewart also held cabinet posts. Penticton MLA Dan Ashton will be getting a chance right away to bring his experience as mayor of Penticton to bear in provincial politics as parliamentary secretary to the minister responsible for core review. Ashton will be reporting to Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett, the minister responsible for the newly created core review portfolio. “Bill will not be shy about asking the hard questions,” said Clark, as she introduced Bennett, who along with being named min-

forward to working with Minister Bennett, especially on the overall service and core service review.” Right now, Ashton said he is just trying to get his feet under him as a rookie MLA, sworn in Tuesday. He expects to be going “full throttle” on the project soon. “I am sure looking forward to it. There are a lot of issues the province faces,” said Ashton. “Along with that fiscal responsibility and financial accountability, I have always had a strong social conscience. I think that is one of the attributes that I bring to the table.” Boundary-Similkameen MLA and Oliver councillor Linda Larson is the parliamentary secretary to the minister of health for seniors, reporting to new Minister of Health Terry Lake. Larson will bring her own experience on provincial organizations and connections throughout B.C. to bear as she works with seniors throughout the province to make sure government services are able to be accessed by seniors and makes recommendations to the minister on how to keep improving seniors’ health-care services.

In all, Clark named 19 ministers to her new cabinet Monday morning, which she said was smaller than many past cabinets. They will be focused on following through on issues like balancing the budget and bringing B.C.’s natural gas resources to market. “In the next four years there will be ups and downs, but there will never come a day when I doubt the spirit of the people of B.C.,” she said. Clark promised a mix of experience and fresh vision in her cabinet and kept many high-profile ministers in key positions. Mike de Jong stays on as minister of finance and government house leader, tasked with reintroducing and passing the 2013 budget, which Clark promised would be the first of four balanced budgets. Rich Coleman was named deputy premier as well as minister for housing, while Suzanne Anton replaces Shirley Bond as the minister of justice and attorney general. Bond will take over as the minister of jobs, tourism and skills training and minister responsible for labour.

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Car explosion causes severe injury Mark Brett

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A fiery explosion late Sunday night has left a local man in Vancouver General Hospital’s intensive-care burn unit. Tuesday morning there was reportedly no change in Randie Walker’s condition after he suffered first, second and third-degree burns to 60 per cent of his body in a blaze on a property at Main Street and Highway 3 in this small community southwest of Penticton. Walker was living in a motorhome that was one of about a half-dozen vehicles destroyed in the fire at that location. He was initially taken to Penticton Regional Hospital by B.C. Ambulance and later airlifted to Vancouver. His older brother Robbie Kilborn, who was living in a nearby house, also was injured. He received minor burns as he attempted put the fire out. “I tried to fight the flames with a garden hose, but when a nearby propane tank caught fire, it was like a blowtorch,” said Kilborn who was awakened by the first explosion. “There was nothing we could do to stop it, it went up so fast.” At the time of the call, just before midnight, members

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of the Keremeos Volunteer Fire Department were still on scene at a brush fire at Hwy. 3 and Barcelo Road in Cawston, about 15 kilometres away. “It probably took us about 10 or 15 minutes to get there and when we arrived there were some big flames shoot-

ing about 40 feet in the air and two big pine trees in the middle of it and there were sparks and embers showering all the neighbouring houses,” said Keremeos fire chief Jordy Bosscha. “Fortunately the wind was blowing away from the house but with the other trees on Main Street,

if this had been August we would have been in for a real doozy.” Walker had been taken to hospital by then although there were a number of his family members standing nearby. The first large propane explosion the chief was aware of happened about five

minutes following his arrival and there were real concerns of additional ones. “With propane containers you just never know what’s going to happen with them,” said Bosscha. “They’re just supposed to vent off and the valve is supposed to melt and that’s to keep it from ex-

ploding but sometimes that doesn’t always work.” He added a venting propane tank makes a loud roaring sound accompanied by flames shooting out from the cylinder vertically or horizontally. “The other thing is if you have a number of propane tanks together and one of them is venting, doing what it is supposed to do but it’s right on top or beside another one, that extra heat weakens the metal and if it doesn’t vent quickly enough then it goes boom and there’s stuff flying everywhere,” said the chief. “What you have do is make sure to keep them (propane tanks) as cool as possible with water.” The first alarm was called in as a single-vehicle fire. However, according to Kilborn, the wind quickly came up and the flames spread to the canopy of a nearby truck. Along with the motorhome, four trucks and a van were destroyed. Bosscha said the investigation into the exact cause of the fire is continuing and will include an interview with Walker when possible. At this point. he does not expect police will be involved. -With files from Steve Arstad/Black Press

Murder trial delay extends family’s turmoil Kristi Patton

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The trial of a Penticton man accused of killing his common law wife has been adjourned until Friday. Keith Gregory Wiens, 57, was charged with the seconddegree murder of Lynn Kalmring, who was victim of a gun shot wound to her head in the couple’s gated community residence in Sandbridge. The second week of the trial was slated to begin on Monday when a delay kept the jury from the courtroom for most of the morning. When they did return they were told there was an adjournment granted and to come back on Monday. The crown and defence will meet in the courthouse this Friday. The delay is causing more emotional turmoil for the family of Kalmring who have sat through the trial so far. “This is an emotional ride for the family. We have paid for accommodations, my office got me a condo and my other

sisters are staying at a campsite which is not comfortable. We have all taken our vacation days and paid for accommodations until the end of the month. We have spent thousands on accommodations and being here away from family and friends,” said Kalmring’s sister, Donna Irwin. “I don’t think people realize what the victims, the family have to go through. They just hear about the criminals and we just sit here and wait and hope.” Irwin said although sitting in the courtroom listening to gruesome details that they have not heard before is tough, it is the only thing they can do to seek justice for Kalmring. “We just want to get it done and see justice for Lynn. We have been there every single day and heard details we didn’t want to hear and we’ve seen pictures we shouldn’t have seen,” said Irwin, through sobs. “I’ve seen some of the crime scene photographs that are really disturbing. Lynn didn’t deserve to die this way and he (Wiens) just sits there with this arrogant,

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Judge sentences Penticton woman who went on six month crime spree Kristi Patton

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The judge sentencing a Penticton woman for a crime spree, which included theft from the Penticton Boys and Girls Club, warned that he hopes to never see her face again. “No offence Ms. Roberts, I really hope we don’t meet again, but it is your choice,” said Judge Brad Chapman. Megan Anne Roberts’ six month run of criminal activity came to an end in April when she was apprehended after stealing a van from the Penticton Boys and Girls Club. She admitted to breaking into the club on Manitoba Street around 8 a.m. kicking in the door of the office and taking several sets of keys, cell phones and food from the fridge. Roberts then hopped into the club’s Ford Windstar and began to drive away as RCMP pulled up. Mounties chased after the van but after it ran through three stop signs the officer pulled back because of safety concerns. A gas card stolen from the club was used later that day in Osoyoos and then just a few days later RCMP received a report that a female crashed a van into a parked car on Lakeshore Drive near Winnipeg Street. When RCMP arrived Roberts attempted to flee on foot but was eventually apprehended. She was found in possession of two pills of dilaudid, five grams of methamphetamine, scales with

meth residue on it, four gas cards from several businesses, a stolen iPad, eight cell phones, a stolen camera, stolen jewelry and other items. She plead guilty to seven charges on Monday at the Penticton provincial courthouse and was sentenced to 120 days in jail, a 9.5-month conditional jail sentence and one year probation. Chapman gave her 60 days credit for the time she has already spent behind bars awaiting sentencing, cutting her sentence in half. Crown counsel Mallory Treddenick said the crime spree started on Oct. 8, 2012 when she stole a cheque from her aunt and tried to cash it for $750 at the Penticton Money Mart. In November, she was charged with obstruction after being pulled over for not wearing her seat belt by Princeton RCMP. The officer found she was prohibited from driving and while writing up her ticket, Roberts indicated she needed to use a washroom in a nearby coffee shop and then never returned. On Dec. 6, Roberts took keys out of a locker in the family change room at the Penticton community centre and stole a vehicle, which was recovered later. On Jan. 28 a security officer at the Real Canadian Superstore in Penticton saw Roberts run out of the store with $160 worth of clothing without paying for it. The next month she stole a vehicle from an employer who just hired her in Kelowna and ditched it at the Parkinson Rec Centre. The

judge indicated the more serious of her crimes were two residential break and enters that occurred in March in the Greenwood, B.C. area where she stole electronics and jewelry. Chapman explained to Roberts that the Criminal Code of Canada does not take these types of charges lightly and the maximum penalty for this is life in prison, the same penalty given for murder. Roberts admitted that during the six-month stretch she was using speed and downers every day. The 26 year old, who had no criminal record prior to these instances, expressed remorse for her actions and said she wants to work on getting herself back on track to be closer to her family and three children. Robert’s mother and aunt were both in court Monday to show their support for her. “I guess it just has been a really long, rough, bumpy road with a lot of self-exploration and a lot guilt,” Roberts told the judge. “I’m really hoping to move towards doing something positive.” Defence counsel Rod Wark said Roberts had been accepted into a two-year, highly structured drug and alcohol addiction treatment centre. As part of her conditional sentence she is to reside and obey all the rules set out by the Welcome Home Addiction Recovery Program. A co-accused in the theft from the Penticton Boys and Girls Club, Curtis Sopkow, is scheduled to appear in court on June 12.


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HeRitAge Hills ResideNt deborah shields has placed a No Vacancy sign in one of her home's windows, and is preparing to start a petition, to oppose the regional district's plan to allow vacation rentals in some areas.

in most rural areas who wish to rent out their property to vacationers, usually for a week at a time, to apply for a temporary-use permit. Shields, however, doesn’t like some of the proposed conditions that would be attached to a permit, in particular one that only requires a property owner be available by phone in case there’s trouble. “When a party or a problem arises, it’s up to me to phone either him or the police. Why?” she said. “I have no stake in this commercial venture.” She is also concerned that vacation rentals will adversely affect property values in what are supposed to be residential areas, and that the RDOS does not have enough staff to enforce new rules. The RDOS has con-

sulted broadly on its proposed strategy and received mixed reaction. At Apex Mountain, residents are generally in favour of a hands-off approach, so the RDOS board agreed to bylaw amendments that will make vacation rentals an acceptable use in the resort community. In other areas, it’s been a tougher slog. “There is no consensus, there is no unanimity on this issue. It’s very controversial,” Bill Newell, chief administrative officer of the RDOS, last week told a board committee that discussed the matter. Newell said an enforcement policy, which is also forthcoming, would likely rely on complaints from the public about “egregious” contraventions that impact someone’s quality of life.

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However, “without any rules, we can’t respond on those,” he said. “So then the board has to decide: Do you want to give up the tool to go and enforce … egregious cases, or do you want to stay out of it? That’s what you have to decide.” Newell said afterwards that the board could vote on the temporary-use permit policy for the first time as soon as its next meeting June 20. As currently proposed, the board would have to approve each permit and could take factors such as a property’s benefit to the community and proximity to other vacation rentals into account. Temporary-use permits would not be required for bed and breakfasts or secondary suites where the owner is present.

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Penticton city council is laying the groundwork for a byelection in the near future, making some housekeeping changes to the city’s election bylaw. Acting Mayor Garry Litke said council has a couple of dates in mind for a fall byelection, partly driven by the annual Union of B.C. Municipalities conference

on Sept. 16. “Because of the importance of our hospital project, we feel it is very important to have a strong mayor and council present at UBCM to hold the new MLA’s feet to the fire and to hold the new government’s feet to the fire, because there were promises made around that hospital,” said Litke. However, Mayor Dan Ashton, who was elected as Penticton’s MLA on May 14, has yet to give

a firm date for his resignation, though he still says it will be “as soon as possible,” and expects that will be soon after the MLAs are sworn in, which was on June 11. “My leave has been extended until the 14th of June, and that is just until I get sworn in,” said Ashton. “As soon as everything takes place, the election is certified and I am sworn in, then I will be handing in my resignation.”

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Resignation timeline not surprising Hopefully, by the time you are reading this, Penticton MLA Dan Ashton will have announced his resignation as mayor of Penticton and chair of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen. Though he was elected to the provincial government with a solid margin in the May 14 general election, Ashton has been reticent about when he will step down as mayor. Instead, he chose to ask for a month’s extension to the leave of absence he started when he began campaigning. Resigning earlier, or setting a date, would have allowed Penticton’s city council and staff to get on with the business of choosing a date and preparing for a byelection. As it is, a month’s time has largely been wasted. There is nothing wrong with Ashton waiting until he is sworn in until officially resigning. The swearing-in ceremony is pretty much a formality once the vote has been finalized, but Ashton may have felt that it was fitting to synchronize the two events. On the other hand, nothing prevented Ashton from resigning immediately after the election, or two weeks later when Elections B.C. issued the final results. Or, at any point, making a clear announcement that he would resign on June 1, or June 11 or whatever date he chose. It is, unfortunately, typical of city management during Ashton’s tenure. Though Ashton campaigned on bringing openness and transparency to council when he first ran for mayor in 2008, far too much business has been conducted in closed meetings, exceeding the guidelines of land, labour and legal. Perhaps the best example was the changes to the formula used to calculate PENTICTON WESTERN property tax, which was brought forward, discussed and resolved in camera, but never brought forward for public debate and vote. We advocate a return to the committee of the whole structure, where councillors have a wider opportunity to publicly debate issues, and there are stricter, public limitations on what issues can be debated behind closed doors.

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BCTF digs in for endless war Like those Japanese soldiers who didn’t hear about the end of World War II, the militant fringe that controls the B.C. Teachers’ Federation is digging in for endless battle against the B.C. government. Their nemesis, Premier Christy Clark, reiterated last week that seeking a 10-year agreement with the BCTF is a top priority when the legislature is recalled this summer. The current one-year truce ends June 30. The BCTF grudgingly agreed to that extension last year, then ran TV ads calling for an NDP government that promised concessions and union bosses on both sides of the negotiating table. “You know, I may be a lame duck,” outgoing BCTF president Susan Lambert crowed to cheering classroom-warfare radicals at the union’s convention in March, “but I think Christy’s goose is cooked.” We’ll never know how much this sort of gloating contributed to the epic collapse of the NDP, champion of public sector union members whose pay and benefits make them the new upper class. But I can tell you the prospects for sparing children from

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B.C. Views this ideological warfare are not good. Last week the B.C. Court of Appeal handed down an ivorytower decision that upheld the “right” of teachers to bring their union demands into the classroom in the form of posters, buttons and black armbands that to some self-absorbed teachers symbolize the “death” of education. During the election campaign, The Globe and Mail carried a story on one of those mock elections held in schools around the province. An elementary-level student was quoted as saying she voted against the B.C. Liberals because Clark “caused a teachers’

strike.” If this kid was talking about the most recent strike, I wonder where she got that idea. In a negotiating performance that was appalling even by BCTF standards, Lambert and her team conducted months of disruptive work-to-rule action before they could even articulate a wage and benefit demand. When they finally did, it was outrageously out of touch with reality. An indication of how the union’s ruling class wants to conduct itself in the classroom can be found in the latest issue of the BCTF newsletter to its members. Joanna Larson, president of the Prince Rupert union local, contributes an article headlined: “What kind of citizen do we hope to graduate from our K-12 public schools?” Larson first quotes the education ministry’s current goals. They include preparing citizens who are “creative, flexible, self-motivated, and who have a positive self-image.” Another goal is citizens who are “skilled and who can contribute to society generally, including the world of work.” Larson then mocks these goals, as follows: “Essentially, the Ministry

of Education has a vision of citizens who will maintain the status quo, not rock the boat, and participate on a superficial level in aspects of political and societal change. It doesn’t challenge individuals to take direct action against exploitation, marginalization and violence.” In case you missed the political message, Larson later asserts: “The educated citizens we graduate from our schools cannot just be content to wear a pink shirt once a year…. Educated, engaged citizens must be willing to take direct action to change and shape our society for the better.” What is this ghastly “status quo” that must be challenged by “direct action?” In these campus-radical screeds, the final answer is generally the same: capitalism. This call to arms is a blend of the NDP election platform and a rant from the Occupy Vancouver squat of a couple of years ago. It’s no wonder we hear of students making BCTF picket signs in art class. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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RDOS and City must recognize benefits Penticton has decided to charge parking fees at the SOEC for events other than Vees games. Before the oversight committee and management changes at Global Spectrum, checks and balances on the bottom line were insufficient. They must operate the SOEC as a business not a sinkhole for tax dollars. Dawson Creek, B.C. (pop. 11,000) has an arena similar in size to Penticton. This size is indicative of the support they receive from industry. EnCana recently announced (Dawson Creek Daily News, Sept. 20) that it would be lending its name to the facility for an additional five years as part of a new $600,000 commitment. Penticton taxpayers’ servicing an area of 70,000 to 75,000 do not have the benefit of generous gas dollars for ongoing costs and need to find innovative ways to meet current costly expectations for public infrastructure. The well-recognized benefits to the business sector cannot be allowed to detrimentally affect Penticton’s residential tax base. I agree with the recent decision of the City; parking fees are

Recycling change a pain

When BFI took over the recycling contract two years ago, they raised the rate, and cut the pick up schedule from weekly to bi-weekly. That was their choice. Consequently it weighs twice as much. Didn’t that come into the planning? Now they are pleading for their employees’ health. They want to have us use large rolling bins so they can mechanize pick ups. Currently it’s easy to locate the blue boxes in a basement, or back porch, where it’s easy to store the recycling, until pick up day. With the rolling bins we’ll need to store them outside, where it’s very inconvenient to deposit items day after day. It’s hot in summer, and cold in winter. It’s my prediction that participation will dwindle. Look at your neighbourhood on recycling day now, and see the sparse participation. The less it’s convenient for residents, the less recycling will happen. Somehow every change that comes our way is designed for the convenience of BFI. Doesn’t the city hold companies to their contract. Why did they sign a five-year contract, and then agree to make changes along the way? Maybe we should give the contract to UPS. Their employees can lift 50 lbs all day. Steve Brooks Penticton

Naramata Community Faire

The Naramata Community Faire will be held on Sunday, Aug. 4, on the B.C. day long weekend at Manitou Park. A tradition in Naramata for better than 30 years, the Faire this year will pack in a lot of fun starting at 10:30 a.m. following the parade. The kickstart parade, will get underway at 10 a.m., and will wind through the village ending at Manitou Park. The Faire, held between 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., will feature a focus on community and family and will have a ton of fun events and entertainment, prizes and surprises. This year, local band Uncorked, Penticton artists Mayes & Cole and bellydance performances by Get Bent Arts and Recreation will be featured on the main NaraPalooza stage. The Naramata Parks and Recreation Committee is pleased to run this years event, in association with the Naramata Community Market Society. In the following months, you will start to hear more about some of the events and entertainment. This event is all about the jewel that is Naramata, its residents and visitors. We invite you to be involved. If you are interested in running a fun event, joining in the parade, showcasing your business or group, marketing your products, ser-

I will be voting no to subsidization of Penticton residential tax dollars to outlying regions. one way that some tax dollars can be recouped. It ensures that users pay. I do not agree with the fees at the hospital. The hospital is a necessary service and pay parking can be a hardship for the many elderly visiting sick spouses daily. Those taking tests can be stranded when their time runs out. The SOEC by way of contrast is an optional service. Regional community cooperation for building; upgrades and running costs is needed for regionally focused public infrastructure. Aside from hospital expansion what are the next big projects in Penticton? New facilities are needed for

vices or produce, busking or performing at our event, you will find a home here. Please see our website for more details: www.naramatafaire.com. Looking forward to seeing you there. Darren Rettie, Event Coordinator Naramata Parks and Recreation Committee

Penny Lane support will be missed

On behalf of all the eight to 18-year-old creative young writers who have attended the British Columbia Youth Writers Camp, since 2008, I would like to say good-bye and thank you to the Summerland Penny Lane Bargain Outlet Store for being a huge contributor to the Gems of British Columbia Camp Anthology over the years. The society has been a supporter of our young students through sponsorship of the publication of the Gems of British Columbia, the camp anthology, featuring the work of the campers. The society’s support will be missed. Yasmin John-Thorpe British Columbia Youth Writers Camp Organizer

Senators rewarded for keeping things quiet The Senate scandal is like business as usual among criminals. Should Mr. Harper not have come out right away, called for an investigation and fired those responsible? By giving evasive answers, some mud will stick to Mr. Harper as well. But then again, no one can rise to the top without having a closet full of skeletons. Everything is just fine BBC, Bribes, Blackmail and Corruption. I guess they have to protect each other because someone might detect the skeletons and the mighty will fall from grace. Severe cases of squealing could result in assassination as described in Looting Of America – Truthseeker www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_ embedded&v=yLWl60eCwXc, or could get a treat like Mayor Ford. As Plato already noticed, in the end the mob will rule the country. Mr. Duffy and the other criminals in the upper house must have been goodfellows for hiding and obstructing truth, before becoming senators. The job in the senate is the reward for keeping things quite. If no reward, someone may rock the boat. As I said in other letters, democracy breeds corruption. Now, after I got the hang of the system, I have to revise my thinking and say, democracy is an invention of organized crime and the mafia is their student. Some even ac-

Penticton’s museum. Aside from the fact the museum and the proposed new Arts Centre should be regional issues, it would leave room for library expansion. Under current practices, RDOS support will never happen. Until the City and the RDOS recognize the value of community co-operation on infrastructure and operating costs; I will be voting no to subsidization of Penticton residential tax dollars to outlying regions. The RDOS will be seeking your approval to borrow $1.6 million for fire dispatch upgrades in the outlying areas. Penticton taxpayers will pay 38 per cent (about two per cent of property tax) unless 6,844 voters register opposition. I urge Summerland and Osoyoos voters to carefully examine whether their subsidization of this project is beneficial to their tax base. Watch the papers for notices on where and when you can vote. Elvena Slump Penticton, BC

cept bribes, stuffed in envelopes and call this consulting fees. The professional bribers perfected their bribing to a fine art and they call this lobbying I used to have faith in politicians, that they are telling the public the truth, but my belief is in the gutter. The politicians, since the early 1900s keep us in the dark and feed us steer manure like a mushrooms. Our parliaments are overcrowded by people with minority background, who may even own two passports and the people of Canada are not their concern. Otto Sturhahn Penticton

MP’s contribution on salmon restoration

It was great to see MP Dan Albas contribute to a good news story about funding for salmon. However, I fail to see how an additional $1 million dollars for volunteer work, paid for by recreational fishers who do much of the volunteering, is going to even remotely compensate for the considerable layoffs of staff in Fisheries and Oceans Canada; the destructive changes to the federal Fisheries Act, and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act; and the total lack of action by the federal government on the Cohen Commission recommendations for Fraser River sockeye. All of these actions against salmon have been taken by the current conservative Canadian government that Dan Albas is a part of. This newspaper should do some actual reporting and put this small action in context of the reality of how this federal government is treating our resources. S Eksal Penticton

Albas stigmatizing mental illness by playing politics By playing politics with mental illness, MP Dan Albas and the Conservative Party are not only stigmatizing those living with mental health issues, they are making our streets less safe. First, some context. Our justice system provides a third option for those who, at the time of the act, were too sick to understand what they did was wrong — people who are deemed “not criminally responsible.” These individuals are incarcerated in a secure facility with psychiatric services. Before they can rejoin society their case is considered by special board that is better equipped than a regular court to determine their treatment and the level of danger they pose.

The Conservatives are trying to mislead the public into thinking this system is broken. In fact, the government’s own research shows that its success rate is high – offenders have drastically lower rates of re-offending than in mainstream correction systems. Yet under the Conservatives’ Bill C-54, one serious offence would brand someone as liable to repeat-offend or present a greater risk to society – based on no evidence and going against decades of science and myth busting about mental illness. This will force them into mainstream prison, from which they will almost certainly emerge far more dangerous and likely to re-offend. The Conservatives argue that Bill C-54 is about the rights of victims. If these changes were only about advancing the rights of victims, the Liberal Party would support them. But Bill C-54 goes well beyond that and stigmatizes the mentally ill, and offends basic Charter protections that will ultimately weaken the rights of every Canadian. We simply cannot support that. This damaging stigma will make it harder to get people into treatment – yet treatment is most effective preventative measure for the few people with mental illness who commit serious offences. By voting for C-54, Mr. Albas is playing on the politics of fear to perpetuate myths and stereotypes about mental illness. That is wrong—and will make us less safe. Bob Rae, MP Liberal Party of Canada

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MoviNg oN — Matt Needham, Cameron Nasholm and Jordan Nameth were among the 325 students from Penticton Secondary School who took part in the school’s convocation ceremony on Friday night.

Two men are lucky their Sunday evening hike in Naramata didn’t turn tragic. Naramata Volunteer Fire Department Chief Will McCutcheon said it took two hours to recover the pair who were perched on the steep cliffs above Mill Bay Road in Naramata. “The cliffs there are over 200 feet high that these two fellows from out of the area decided to hike straight up the face of. They did not have climbing gear, nor were they prepared to stay for a long duration, so they didn’t bring any food or clothing,” said McCutcheon. “They just had T-shirts and shorts on and definitely not prepared to go up that kind of terrain.” The two men decided to scale the area and got to a point where it started to reach vertical grade and stopped. McCutcheon said they made the right choice to call down to the road for help. It was around 9 p.m. when someone heard their pleas and dialled 911. The fire department called Penticton Search and Rescue and set up a command post on Mill Bay Road to illuminate the area as the sun was quickly going down. McCutcheon said other firefighters went to a property above the cliff and set up on a ridge to relay information between the hikers and rescuers. “These cliffs are quite different than your standard foot path or established climbing area. It is old glacial deposits and they are very loose. The material turns to talc very quickly so it is not stable and these two fellows did not know the cliff-face conditions,” said McCutcheon. “There is no established climbing route for this and even sending a member over to rappel down to secure them and relay them down to Mill Road it was over 200 feet. We had to be very careful of the loose material being brought down during the rescue operation. It was a concern for sure because even as they were being brought down it created a cloud of silt dust and you lose all visibility.” At around 11 p.m. both men were brought down to safety. McCutcheon praised the work of the firefighters and quick activation of the Penticton Search and Rescue team, which he

said is “critical” in these types of situations. Emergency calls kept the Naramata Fire Department hopping all week. On Saturday at 7:34 p.m.. the volunteer department got a call for stranded boaters. McCutcheon said a catamaran had flipped leaving its two occupants in the water. “The first reports came in that they were standing on the flipped-over catamaran, then when our boat arrived two people were in the water and their boat had drifted off aways,” he said. The pair were wearing wetsuits when firefighters picked them up. McCutcheon said a private watercraft came by and offered to take them out to their catamaran to retrieve it. “This is a reminder for everyone to be wearing the proper gear in addition to a personal floatation device. The water is still pretty cold and wetsuits can add to your buoyancy and also keeps you thermally protected,” said McCutcheon. “Also tell people where you are going and when you are expected back.” Also on the weekend the B.C. Ambulance service attended to a bicycle rider on the KVR trail who suffered a fall. McCutcheon said the operator of the bike was in the Arawanna area when she fell in the loose, sandy gravel. Fire officials believe a can of stain left in the sun may have been responsible for a small fire at a Fourth Street residence in Naramata last Wednesday. McCutcheon said no one was home at the time of the fire and it was quickly put out by neighbours. When fire crews arrived they applied more water and checked the interior of the log structure with a thermal camera to make sure it was completely out. There was minimal damage. McCutcheon reminded people to be very careful with highly flammable liquids, especially with the arrival of warmer weather. A fire last July which gutted a three-level home on Spiller Road was believed to have been caused by cloth rags used for staining that spontaneously combusted. At that time Chief Wayne Williams of Penticton Fire Rescue advised people to dispose of such materials in airtight containers. -with files from Mark Brett/Penticton Western News

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Two pre-schoolers were found in a vehicle with an alleged cocaine dealer who was arrested last week by Penticton RCMP. The children’s mother, an acquaintance of the 33-year-old male accused, was also in the vehicle when police moved in for the bust in a parking lot on the 2200 block of Main Street. Following a bail hearing, the man, who is charged with trafficking cocaine, was

released from custody, according to a press release from the Drug Task Force. The squad made at least two other busts last week. The first grab saw officers apprehend two males in a vehicle, also in a parking lot on the 2200 block of Main Street. Mounties allegedly found cocaine, marijuana and prescription pills in the vehicle. A 31-yearold Penticton man and a 22-year-old Kelowna man are facing several related charges as a re-

sult, and have since been released from custody while awaiting trial. Shortly after the first two busts, police arrested a 24-year-old Penticton man who tried to flee from them on a stolen bicycle. When Mounties caught up to him, the man was allegedly found in possession of methamphetamine and concealed weapons. The man, who faces two related charges, has since been released from custody. Police say all accused have lengthy criminal histories.


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Rattlesnake Shakes play a paint-peeling blend of rocking surf tunes not often heard in the Okanagan. It is a sound born in California in the 60s, so how is it that three guys from the prairies who have transplanted themselves into the Okanagan end up in the genre? “That’s actually pretty funny,” said Tom Felwery, bass guitarist for the band that is playing at The Elite in Penticton this Saturday. “People always say Beach Boys when they think of surf music but in fact most surf music is instrumental. As a boy my mom would play Venturers records and years ago I started playing surf in Winnipeg when there wasn’t a lot of people doing it.” Just as many of the bands who helped create the genre weren’t into surfing, Rattlesnake Shakes can say the same. However, their appearance will send people back to a time just before the Beatles invaded North America. Long sideburns, slicked back hair, rolled cuff blue jeans and the drummer (Kris Leasak) even cruises around in a custom rat rod car. “He usually keeps it protected in the car hold, but sometimes will break it out on a nice day,” joked Felwery. Along with guitarist Brian McLennan, the trio have started to cut a niche in the Okanagan with their reverb drenched guitars, knee trembling baselines and voodoo tainted drum beats that not only captivate an unsuspecting audience but transpose them smack dab in the middle of a tropical barreling wave. “We put on a great show. Chris, our drummer, is very talented when he does get up to sing and Brian has years of experience playing and is incredible. There is a lot of style things we do that are rockabilly and surf. We have these danelectro guitars, which actually are these really cheap guitars that came out of Sears I think. It just really fits the style. It is kind of neat to employ something a little different and they look bizarre,” said Felwery Expect to hear the timeless music that

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“We expect a pretty good crowd of all ages to come out and dance this weekend,” said Felwery. “That is really the unique thing about us. We can play really loud and fast tunes that appeals to a younger crowd but also older people who want to hear those tunes from the 60s. They tell us it makes their day to hear it and it leaves our audience really open by appealing to wide range.” Rattlesnake Shakes has been jamming and working on original songs that they hope to record on an EP in the next few months. Felwery said gigs have also been coming more regular as they get into the Okanagan music scene. Cover for the show is $5 at the door and organizers suggest you wear your Hawaiian shirts and dancing shoes.

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Allison Markin said the writers who came to the 2013 Wine Bloggers Conference went away impressed. It really shouldn’t come as a surprise. After all, Markin, along with Tourism Penticton and lots of help from the community, has spent the last two-and-a-half years working to produce exactly that effect on the nearly 250 bloggers that attended the conference. And, she said, they’ve already started tweeting and writing blog posts about their experiences here. One example of that is Tom Wark (fermentationwineblog.com), a wine writer from northern California. In a post labelled “Top 10 things I learned a the Wine Bloggers Conference,” he wrote, amongst other things that “Penticton, British Columbia really is a must visit for serious wine lovers, and its Penticton Lakeside Resort was the most beautiful venue yet for a Wine Bloggers Conference.” Many of the bloggers who attended, according to Markin, are saying it was the best Wine Bloggers Conference yet. This was the sixth annual conference, and

the first to be held in such close proximity to the vineyards. Markin said there are two main impressions that the bloggers came away with. One was the spectacular scenery, both out their hotel room windows and on the Friday afternoon excursions which took them out into the five different parts of the South Okanagan Similkameen wine country. “I’ve never seen so many pictures of beautiful sprawling Okanagan vistas posted on social media,” said Markin. They were also impressed, not just with the wines, but with the chefs and their culinary creations. “Many came to Canada thinking we were all donuts, coffee and poutine, but have gone away with a completely different impression of Okanagan food culture,” said Markin. The online buzz generated by the conference was considerable and should result in a major boost to the profile for the region. “The last time I checked the Twitter count and the number of impressions, it was more than two million and the tweets are still coming in. I think we could be beyond three million by the time all is said and done,” said

Inquest for man who died in RCMP cells Western News Staff

A public inquest will be held into the death of Steven Joseph Scott who died in Penticton RCMP cells last summer. Scott was arrested on Aug. 9, 2012, as a result of a disturbance call and a refusal to leave a Penticton residence. He was remanded by a justice of the peace and was found dead in his cell the following morning. The death of the 30-year-old man, of no fixed address, was subject to an external investigation by three Saanich police detectives and a forensic technician. They scoured all of Scott’s movements and interactions from the time he was arrested until his death. The Coroners Act makes an inquest mandatory in almost all cases in which a person dies while in police custody. Presiding coroner Larry Marzinzik and a jury will hear evidence from subpoenaed witnesses to determine the facts surrounding Scott’s death. According to the coroner’s office, while the jury may not, by law, make any findings of legal responsibility, it will have the opportunity to make recommendations aimed at preventing deaths under similar circumstances in the future. The inquest will take place from Feb. 17 to 21, 2014, at the Penticton courthouse.

Markin. “This reinforces our story that we are a fantastic wine region and people should be coming to visit us.” Some of the bloggers did, however, make note of B.C.’s restrictive liquor laws. Wark even included them on his top 10 list. “The liquor laws of British Columbia are insanely anti-consumer and terribly protectionist. The citizens of this province deserve much better and B.C. wine bloggers should lead the charge to change the

laws,” wrote Wark. And that is something that Markin has high on her to-do list, in the aftermath of the conference, to take the blogger feedback and impressions, and use some of the content they have created to increase the presence of the Free My Grapes (freemygrapes.ca) campaign. “If we could modernize our laws, we could do something even better in the future. That for me is the next step,” said Markin.

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Sex offender’s sentencing delayed due to health Western News Staff

Health problems have stalled an admitted sex offender’s sentence hearing. Rene Mark Bernard Burke was to be sentenced Tuesday on a single count of touching a young person for a sexual reason and two breaches of a subsequent court order, but his lawyer asked instead for one-week adjournment. Defence counsel James Pennington said Burke, who was in the Penticton courthouse but not brought into the courtroom, was “loaded up on nitro. He’s got a heart problem, among other things.” Pennington said his client has already been behind bars for 18 months and, if the Crown’s sentencing position is accepted, will stay there for awhile yet. Provincial court Judge Meg Shaw

said the public interest would be best served by dealing with the matter as soon as possible. “The community needs to have this resolved as well,” Shaw noted, before agreeing to have the matter rescheduled to June 19. Burke, 56, was charged in August 2011 with sexual touching, and later breached a court order that bans those accused of sex crimes involving children from communicating with people under 14 or being in a public place where kids may be present. He pleaded guilty to the three counts at an earlier court appearance. The maximum sentence for sexual touching is 10 years’ imprisonment. The father of Burke’s victim, whose name is protected by a publication ban, said he plans to sue the Okanagan Skaha School District, which was allegedly convinced that Burke was the boy’s legal guardian.

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Burn victims in the province got a double shot in the arm courtesy of two local groups. Members of the BC Professional Fire Fighters local from Penticton recently gave $25,000 to the new $13.1 million Burn Fund Centre to be built in Vancouver. The other donation was a cheque for $2,300 raised by a small group of Grade 4 and 5 students from Queen’s Park Elementary which will pay for a young burn victim to go to the B.C. Professional Fire Fighters burn camp this summer. According to Tina Myers of Queen’s Park, who, along with two other staff members oversaw the fundraising efforts of the kids, it all began last October when the students got involved in the Me to We program. The objective of that organization is transforming people into world changers, one action and one experience at a time for the betterment of the participants, their communities and the world. Their initial project was to get food donations in support of the Penticton food bank. They managed to bring in over 250 items. Then it was on to the challenge of raising the money for the camp trip. “Our goal was to get the $2,000 and at first I thought it was more than we could raise but we decided we’ll do what ever we could in what ever time we had,”

said Myers. “But these kids were awesome. We had a really good solid group, who showed up for meetings, showed up for volunteering and did what they had to. “I mean that’s what its all about. It’s about kids becoming aware and just taking the initiative to make changes by themselves.” Bottle and penny drives along with raffle prizes at the Christmas concert helped raise the funds. Also as part of their experience they learned a little about the burn camp and the support provided to help those who are dealing with the emotional and physical trauma they’ve experienced. According to Myers, the awareness the program has created within the school has caught the attention of other students and she expects even more interest next year. “These kids really dedicated themselves, getting past the me part to the we part and that’s what it’s all about,” she said. Meanwhile, the money from the Penticton firefighters for the new centre was part of nearly $900,000 given by other locals in the province. When complete it will provide eight, shortterm stay units to meet the serious shortfall in appropriate accommodation for burn and trauma patients, their family or caregivers. “We’re so grateful that the fire fighters in Penticton have shown such leadership in helping us meet this critical

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need,” said Mike Hurley, president of the Burn Fund. “We’ve seen firsthand that helping with accommodation for burn and trauma survivors and their families can be one of the most significant contributions to help survivors physically and emotionally recover and live a full life.” He added patients’ health may be compromised when they have to return home sooner than medically advised or live in accommodations not suited to recovery from a burn or trauma. Each year almost 700

children and adults from across the province are admitted to the BCPFF Burn, Plastic and Trauma Unit at Vancouver General Hospital and B.C. Children’s Hospital. About a third of those are from outside the Lower Mainland and more than half of those are having to pay for private accommodation for an average of eight weeks. Fire officials say the situation has reached the critical stage and the centre is badly needed. The Burn Fund has so far secured 80 per cent of the necessary amount.

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Three years ago Kiana Casavant traded her soccer cleats for full upper body protection and a lacrosse stick. The move has paid dividends. She will be the lone player representing the Okanagan on Team B.C.’s under-20 team for the Canadian championship in Halifax in July. The Grade 11 student from Pen High is also the youngest member of the team. While Casavant has never played on a provincial team before, it will also be the first time she plays lacrosse with females. “I used to play soccer on an all-girls team and I kind of got fed up with it,” said Casavant, who plays lacrosse for the midget Heat. “Playing with boys is kind of fun. They treat you the same.” Having said that, she is looking forward to playing with girls. Casavant doesn’t know what role she will play as the provincial team has yet to practice. What the 16-year-old does know is that she is looking forward to meeting new friends and benefitting from the experience of a high-level coach. She is also just looking to gain valuable experience and seeing how she performs at a more competitive

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KIANA CASAVANT will bring her physical play to Team B.C.’s under-20 women’s team during the Canadian national midget championship in Halifax, NS July 23 to 28.

level. Casavant’s interest in lacrosse started when she watched her friends. She decided to give it a try and attended a camp in Kelowna. “It’s fast paced. I like to be able to hit people. You get a thrill from it,” she said with a smile. With the Heat, Casavant is a defensive player who has developed the ability to contain the opposition near her net.

“There are a lot of guys that are quite a bit bigger, sometimes it is hard,” she said of the contact. However, it’s that side of her skills that Casavant feels will give her an advantage against girls. During tryouts, she was knocking girls over without using the same strength needed to do the same with men. “Being able to play with girls is going to be a big change for sure,” she

said. Casavant’s coach Dan VanOs described her as an intelligent player that reads and anticipates the play well. “She is enthusiastic and one of my personal highlights as a coach was seeing her reaction when she scored a goal in bantam,” said VanOs. “She is very good defensively and has improved her offensive skills. She is extremely coachable

and tries to implement in games what we work on in practice.” VanOs said Casavant will benefit from being on Team B.C. as she will be playing with and against some of the best women’s players in this province and country. “She will represent herself and Penticton Minor Lacrosse very well,” he said.”She is hardworking, dedicated and always trying to improve.”

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Consistency prevented the Penticton midget Heat lacrosse team from netting better results during their Barn Burner tournament over the weekend. The Heat opened with a 9-7 win over the Kamloops Rattlers and ended with a 6-2 loss against the Coquitlam Adanacs #1. “I thought our team performed well,” said Heat coach Dan VanOs. “I don’t think we were satisfied with our final results, but we had some real solid play throughout the tournament.” VanOs added that his players need to maintain consistency against stronger teams. In their other two games, the Heat battled back to tie the Comox Valley Wild 8-8 and lost to the Prince George Posse 10-5. The Posse lost the tournament final to the Shuswap Outlaw 10-5. VanOs wanted his team to be

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ISAIAH KOZAK of the Penticton Heat gets around Comox Valley’s Lemi Heger during the Barn Burner tournament Saturday morning in Memorial Arena. The Heat overcame an early deficit to earn an 8-8 tie.

challenged by playing stronger competition and that was the case with Comox Valley, Prince George and Coquitlam. The tournament featured strong midget B teams

that also included North Delta. “I liked the compete level from our team as well as the intensity level,” said VanOs. “We need to play a little smarter against better

teams and avoid taking penalties at the wrong time.” Other teams in the tournament included the Port Moody Thunder and Surrey Rebels. The Heat recently wrapped up its TOMBLC season with wins over Nicola Valley, 12-7, and the previously undefeated Shuswap, 8-7. Against Nicola Valley, the team received solid goaltending from Brenden Steed, a four-goal effort from Isaiah Kozak and two goals by Brett VanOs, Sam Jones and Jake McLeod. Ethan Marsden-Blackface contributed a goal and four assists. Christan Calhoun, Max Trainer, Pete Simmerling and Avory Beyer provided outstanding defence. In the Shuswap win, Kozak again led with a hat trick, while Karsten Burton added two goals. Outstanding hustle and leadership was provided by Steve Scroggie, Michael McLean, Owen Haggerty and Brenden Deverill. The Heats record to conclude

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OHA player excited for mentorship camp leadership of retired 21-year NHL veteran Gary Roberts. The intensive Last year Davis Koch watched the sec- five-day camp will conclude with the ond annual Allstate All-Canadians Men- Allstate All-Canadians Mentorship Cup – an inter-squad exhibition game torship Camp game on TV. – Aug. 10 at 10 a.m. PST, broadcast This year he gets to be a part of it. on TSN. Players attendKoch was hoping to get an ing will learn the necessary invite and his wish was granted steps to support their skills when he was told in early May through fundamental factors but wasn’t able to talk about including proper nutrition, it until the National Hockey fitness, on-ice training and League Players Association mental skills – the four pilmade an announcement. lars of hockey development “It was just an honor to be identified by the NHLPA’s invited,” said Koch, who scored Allstate All-Canadians Men40 goals and added 75 assists for torship Program. Throughout the Okanagan Hockey Academy Davis Koch the camp, the participants bantam red team in 60 games. “A and their families have the opfew guys from the OHA last year went to portunity to learn from some of the the mentorship camp and I knew a few players who went so I knew about it be- NHL’s brightest stars, as well as camp ambassadors such as Dr. Paul Denfore.” Koch, who moved to Penticton from nis (sport psychologist), Dave Lewis White Rock with his family two years (NHL assistant coach), and Roberts. “Each year I look forward to ago, is among 42 bantam-aged players to participate in the camp. He will be joined sharing my story and experiences throughout my 21-year NHL career by teammate Beck Malenstyn. “I’m just really excited. It’s going to and the role that fitness and nutrition be lots of fun,” said Koch, a second round played in my success,” said Roberts in selection, 42nd overall of the Edmonton a press release. “I feel strongly about Oil Kings. “I have heard it’s a great thing. the importance of educating young I’m just hoping I’m going to have a lot of players and their families about developing skill sets that will improve fun there.” The camp is being held Aug. 6 to 10 performance both on and off the ice at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, ON and advance them to the next level in and is hosted by NHL players under the their careers.” Emanuel Sequeira Western News Staff

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RUNNING FOR IT — Scott Malcolm for Gibson’s Finest breaks away from a scrum and SFU Bare Naked Dragons defenders on Saturday at McNicoll Park during the Penticton Harlequins Sunfest tournament. Gibson’s won the men’s division, which had six teams, when they defeated the Bare Naked Dragons 1715. On the women’s side, Kelowna defeated Williams Lake. The tournament, which is a fundraiser for the Harlequins rugby club, featured 10 teams and wrapped up on Sunday.

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The Penticton Vees defence is filling out. Alex Coulombe and Chris Rygus are joining the fold for the 2013-2014 season along with Brayden Park and Brett Beauvais. The club announced on June 7 that Coulombe, 18, committed, while Rygus was acquired in a trade Tuesday morning. Coulombe completed his senior season with the Stanstead College Spartans and according to www.eliteprospects.com, collected seven goals and 25 assists in 59 games. The six-footfour, 189 pound blue liner

from Granby, Que. brings bite and doesn’t shy away from physical play. Coulombe’s strong play earned him a scholarship to the University of Vermont. He also climbed to 68th in the final NHL Central Scouting rankings ahead of the 2013 Entry Draft. Vees head coach and general manager Fred Harbinson said in a press release adding Coulombe is another step in building a contender. “Our organization is very fortunate to have the opportunity to help continue Alex’s hockey development, and see him as a key ingredient in assuring we

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Income Opportunity

Financial Services IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: it’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161.

Business/Office Service

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NOW HIRING! Earn extra cash - demand for simple work. P/T-F/T. Can be done from home. acceptance guaranteed, no experience required, all welcome! www.BCJobLinks.com

ARE YOU applying for or have you been denied Canada Pension Plan disability benefits? Do not proceed alone. Call Allison Schmidt 1877-793-3222 www.dcac.ca

Painting & Reno’s

Employment

Medical/Dental ENAMEL Dental Centre is looking to fill a Full Time CDA positon. Please drop off your resume in person @ 185 Front St. or Email your resume to: info@pentictondentist.com

Trades, Technical CONSTRUCTION Supervisor for a 100 ft x 22 ft greenhouse and a 100 ft x 22 ft animal shelter. Should have experience in concrete foundations and post and beam construction. Contact Narrows Village at 250-804-6496. Web-site: www.narrowsvillage.com Northern Lite MFG requires Exp. RV Tch/RV Production, email: info@northern-lite.com WKM, a mechanical contractor located in Trail, BC, is looking for a Controller. Responsibilities include but are not limited to managing the day to day accounting operations, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and ccra remittances. Must have a minimum of three years’ experience and have or be pursuing an accounting designation (minimum 4th level).

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Services

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Hairstylists Busy Salon is looking for you! Do you have at least 5 years experience? Come in and see us at InnerVisions, 576 Fairview Rd. Oliver, 250-498-3064

Legal Services CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind and a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

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Accounting/Tax/ Bookkeeping COMPLETE BOOK KEEPING SERVICES Including payroll Pay all government remittances 15 yrs exp. with Simply Accounting Will pick up & deliver (Penticton Area) Lesley 250-462-0203

Carpet Cleaning GREEN VALLEY CARPET CARE - Guaranteed Dry in 2 hours only! Deep cleaning of your carpet yet environmentally friendly. Biodegradable and non-allergenic cleaning solutions. Uses cutting edge Encapsulation method! Great rates, ie: 1 Bed Rm + Living + Dining Rm + Hall only $99, CALL 250-8094965 or visit: www.greenvalleycarpetcare.ca

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

BELCAN NO HST

over 15 years in business licensed, insured, WCB

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

Len (250)486-8800 www.belcan.ca lenmass@gmail.com

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

DAVE’S Garden Maintence Experienced Hedge Trimmer, Pruner, & Small Garden Renovations Call 250-493-1083, cavs@shaw.ca

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

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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

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3 Rooms For $299, 2 Coats Any Colour

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

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

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

Pets & Livestock

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

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Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Pets

Heavy Duty Machinery

For Sale By Owner

2 German Shep pups, 13 wks, sable, CKC parents, Czech lines, $750 ea, 250-490-9661 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

Merchandise for Sale

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

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 www.aquassure.com 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 www.okmobility.ca

Misc. for Sale

Dryer, inside/outside doors, some mixed lumber, assorted sinks, RV fridge’s, 8 different sizes, call (250)487-2267 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

AT LAST! An iron filter that works. IronEater! Fully patented Canada/U.S.A. Removes iron, hardness, smell, manganese. Since 1957. Visit our 29 innovative inventions; 1-800-

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

Garage Sales Estate Sale, Sat./Sun., June 15/16, 8am-2pm, 193 Nesbitt Cres., behind Cloverdale Paint LUMBY: 2029 Mountain View Ave. June 14 & 15, Fri 10-4, Sat 8-4, (Weather Permitting) HUGE MOVING SALE! Collectibles, Furniture, X-mas decor, and much more! 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 MULTI-FAMILY moving/spring cleaning, 119 Cambie St, June 8th, 9am-2pm. Kids, household, furniture, clothes, etc

Garden Equipment Chipper/Shredder, new, 3 Inch, made in USA, $700, (250)488-8985

Heavy Duty Machinery

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

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

REALTY EXECUTIVES VANTAGE APARTMENTS: $635/ $800 $800

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

Free Items

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 www.rtccontainer.com

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Pets & Livestock

1 & 2 bdrm near library and Safeway, f.s, blacony, coin op laundry, cat ok. Avail. June 15 & July 1 (EFR 310/115) Recently Reno’d large 1 bdrm + den, 5 appl., tile flr throughout, private patio. Avail July 1 (H656-1)

BIG-IRON, www.bigirondrilling.com

Combination pool table, ping pong table & games table. Lots of fun. Good condition. $200 obo. 250-494-8524. Shoprider deluxe wheelchair, 2 new batteries, $4100 new, now $1800 firm, 250-490-0098 STEEL BUILDING - DIY Summer sale! - Bonus Days extra 5% off. 20X22 $3,998. 25X24 $4,620. 30X34 $6,656. 32X42 $8,488. 40X54 $13,385. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca STEEL BUILDINGS, Metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x 40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60 x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca We buy & sell it all: windows, doors, kit. cab., paint etc. Happy Harry’s Liquidations, 5201 27th St., Vernon, 250-549-7099

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

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

Real Estate Acreage for Sale Quesnel, 4 lake front lots on Bouchie Lake, subdivided & approved for residential, could be rezoned for trailer park or motel, A-.42 acre, $69,900, B.48 acre, $89,500, C-.82 acre, $118,800, D-1.52 acre, $138,000, all 4 for $388,800, (604)779-8860

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

FURNISHED & UNFURNISHED TERM PROPERTIES $1000 $1200 $1400

2 bdrm unfurnished house, 1 bath, large yard, fridge, stove, washer and dryer, pet on approval. Avail. Sept. - June 2014 2 bdrm furnished, 2 bath, grd flr condo, 6 appl, garage, near Skaha Lake, H.W. flrs. Pet on approval. Avail Sept. or Oct - June 2014 (A441) Alysen Place, 2 bdrm furnished 2 bath condo, 2 parking spots, 6th floor, No pets. Avail. Sept. 1 - June 2014 (A420).

HOUSES: $950 $1200

Reno’d 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, large suite in 4 unit building, extra storage, fp, f.s.w.d., d/w, near Columbia school, pet on approval. Avail Now (H691-1) Smaller 1 bdrm + den home on private lot with spectaular view Lake/ beach, reno’d flrs/new paint, f,s,w.d, Pet ok with pet deposit. Avail July 1 (H764)

TOWNHOUSES: $1200

Near Pen Hi & Dwntn, end unit in 3 plex, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, wood fp,f,s, d/w, laundry h/u Avail. June 15 (OT581) Prospective tenants must complete an application form at:

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

483 Maurice St. - Penticton Open House, Sat., June 15 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 ******* OKHomeseller.com View Okanagan properties for sale by owner. Selling? No Commission. 250-545-2383, 1-877-291-7576 PRIME LAKEVIEW LOTS from $140,000. www.orlandoprojects.com Also: 1 precious 3 acre parcel, owner financing. 250-558-7888

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

Mobile Homes & Parks IN PENTICTON

We have lots available for new Mfg. Homes in an adult Park in Penticton. Walking distance to shopping, banks, and restaurants. All amenities.

250-493-6751 3bdrm newly reno’d, quiet 55+ park, f/s, fenced yard, garden shed, $18,000, 250-499-2332 RETIRE IN Beautiful Southern BC, Brand New Park. Affordable Housing. COPPER RIDGE. Manufactured Home Park, New Home Sales. Keremeos, BC. Spec home on site to view. Please call 250-4627055. www.copperridge.ca

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 1 & 2 bdrm, newly reno’d suites. Secured access, util incl, near hospital, bus route and close to all amenities, n/p, n/s 250-938-3626 1bdrm+ large den, 575 Wade Ave. E, Lexington Pl., np, $750, 250-492-0413 1 BDRM newly reno’d, alley access, grnd level w/deck, coin lndry, $700 + util, avail now. 1 Bdrm, 2nd flr, w/shared deck, $675 + util, avail July 1. Bach $525 + util, avail July 1. Bel Air on Fairview, Trishia 250-493-5193. 1bdrm unit, parking avail. great location, $700 heat/cable incl. n/s, cat ok w/deposit, 250-488-7902 2bd Apt., covered parking, 50 steps from Okanagan Beach, ns, np, Call 250-486-1119 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: dana@trucktransformer.com


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PRIME Commercial Spaces: 2300sqft. in busy Plaza, ample parking, also 770sqft., in OK Market for food-related retail business, Barb 250-492-6319

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

Duplex / 4 Plex NEWLY RENOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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

2bdrm suite in quiet neighbourhood, prefer mature working person, ns, np, $750/mo., (util. incl.), call 250-493-3428

Townhouses 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., refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 250-493-5032

Cars - Domestic

1996 Pontiac Mini Van, (250)493-5105

1999 Cadillac STS., Loaded, 2 sets tires & whls, incl. stabilitrac, adaptave seats, 162kms, $5500, (250) 487-2200

Recreational/Sale 1984 Ford Motorhome, Econoline, good cond., $6400 obo, info Geordie 250-490-1238 1985 5th Wheel 26 ft Komfort Good condition. $2950 Call (403)703-4777 Bob

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Boats 10.6ft Zodiak-Seaeagle, 4 person, hard floor, canopy, new 9.9 Yamaha, 35hrs, must see, both $3600obo, 250-488-8545 1991 Campion Alante 17â&#x20AC;&#x2122; open bow, rebuilt 4.3 litre, inboard, stainless prop., runs exc., Shorelander trailer, new battery, winch, hitch, etc., floor soft., $3000obo, 778-476-2046

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Area â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dâ&#x20AC;? Director Siddoninvites you to an OpenHouse hosted by representatives of BC Transit to discuss potential bus transportation routes for the Penticton and Okanagan falls area, and for the public to provide input and suggestions. . For more information, contact Director Siddon at 250-809-2548 or tsiddon@rdos.bc.ca

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Auto Accessories/Parts Range Rider Canopy for 90â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chev GM, short box, step side truck, blue, $500, 778-4762046 Used Tires, Huge Selection of used tires and wheels in stock. We might have what you need. Prices vary according to size and quality. Starting at $25.00. Call us or drop in to Larsens Excel 555 Okanagan Ave East 250-492-5630 Penticton

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The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen recognizes the significant value of volunteers, volunteer groups and agencies to the spiritual, educational, social, cultural, and physical wellbeing of the region. These non-profit organizations have the opportunity to apply for a Property Tax Exemption. The following criteria will determine eligibility. The applicant(s) must: x x x x x x x x

Qualify for an exemption under the provisions of the Local Government Act, the general authority for property tax exemptions. (Sections 809 and 810); Be in compliance with Regional District policies, plans, bylaws, and regulations (i.e. zoning); Be a non-profit organization; Not be in competition with for-profit business; Provide services or programs that are compatible or complementary to those offered by the Regional District. Provide a service that fulfills some basic need, or otherwise improves the quality of life for residents of the Regional District. Not provide liquor or meal services as their primary function or source of revenue. Not collect rent on a caretaker or other residence located on the property.

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C I T Y PA G E THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF PENTICTON 171 Main Street Penticton, B.C. V2A 5A9 250-490-2400 (phone) 250-490-2402 (fax) web page: <www.penticton.ca>

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 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Section 2.1.2 The Downtown and Urban Villages, Urban Village Policies Under Heading â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Visionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; as follows:

â&#x20AC;&#x153;In 2012, the City committed to a comprehensive planning and urban design process for the Downtown. The process, dubbed â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vibrant Pentictonâ&#x20AC;? involved extensive research, public engagement and urban design. The resultant plan establishes visionary but clear and realistic direction for the future of the Downtown.

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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.

Legal Notices NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is Hereby given that Creditors and others, having claims against the Estate of MARGARET ANN HAYES, deceased, formerly of 2674 Green Lake Road, Okanagan Falls, in the Province of British Columbia, Retiree, who died February 25, 2013, are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the Executrix, Caroline Webb, PO Box 219, Okanagan Falls, BC V0H 1R0, on or before July 15, 2013, after which date the estateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assets wil be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. TAKE NOTICE that we are applying for a Grant of Probate of this estate in the Supreme Court of British Columbia at Penticton, British Columbia.

Scrap car removal, will pay up to $120.We are licensed & insured, more weight, more money,250-328-8697, Pent.

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ARMOUR TOWING Scrap Removal,Will meet or beat all competitors pricing, 250-801-4199

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

1bdrm daylight basement, close to Wiltse Elem. Sch., N/S, N/P, prefer mature responsible person, refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s req., $650 incl. util., (250)493-5630 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

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1989 A Class 28ft Vanguard Motorhome, call (250)4920347 2006 29â&#x20AC;&#x2122; travel trailer Slideout, Rockwood by Forest River, $12,000. obo. (250)558-1400 2008 Winnebago Itasca 29â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 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 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

2bdrm, 1bath, F/S, close to schools, shopping, (250)4939357

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Successful applicants may be asked to publicly acknowledge the exemption. If you require further information, assistance completing your application or wish to view the Property Tax Exemption Policy, please call Michelle Sideroff, Finance Department at 250-4904227 or email at msideroff@rdos.bc.ca

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.â&#x20AC;? 2.2 Section 2.1.2. Under Urban Village Policies, heading â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Heightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Delete in its entirety. 2.3 Section 2.2.2. Commercial Land, Downtown Commercial Policies Add #16 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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 â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Guidelines:â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 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 â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Guidelinesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 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 11.6â&#x20AC;&#x201C; C6 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mixed Use Commercial: Add to 11.6.1 Permitted Uses: â&#x20AC;&#x153;indoor amusement, entertainment and recreationâ&#x20AC;? 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 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hâ&#x20AC;? 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 250-4902400 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 of Development Services

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Hand and Foot canasta at 1 p.m. in the Penticton Leisure Centre, 439 Winnipeg St. Lessons available for those who have never played before. Call June evenings at 250-492-7630 for info. Newcomers welcome. Penticton duPlicate Bridge cluB holds weekly games Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Thursdays at 1 p.m. and the Under 100 Club Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. at the Penticton Library. Call Birgitta at 250-770-1154 for info. 65-Plus singles coFFee cluB meets at 10 a.m. at the Penticton Golf and Country Club. For info call 250-492-0459 or 250770-1018. Bingo every Wednesday in the Legion hall for the Ladies Auxiliary, 502 Martin St. at 1 p.m. Lunches are available. seniors’ recreation and Wellness Centre at 439 Winnipeg St. hosts euchre every Wednesday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Call Betty at 250-490-0468 for more information. F alls o kanagan seniors’ Activity Centre has exercise classes at 8 a.m., music and coffee hour at 9 a.m. followed by carpet bowling at 1 p.m. al-anon For Friends and family of alcoholics at 7:30 p.m. at United

Church, 696 Main St. Call 250-490-9272 for info. iode tHriFt store at 464 Main St. has weekly specials and is open Monday to Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. summerland art cluB meets every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the library’s lower floor on Wharton Street. Painters of all levels welcome. Workshops available. For info call Barb at 250-4943002. Foster care inFo sessions every Wednesday at 10 a.m. at MCFD Resource Office. For info call Moe at 250-770-7524 or visit www.fosterbc.ca or www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/foster. oliver douBle o Quilters have drop-in activities every Wednesday. kiWanis cluB Has a lunch meeting every Wednesday at noon at 390 Brunswick St., Penticton alcoHolics anonymous Has Nooners meetings Monday to Friday noon at 361 Wade Ave. Twentyfour hour call service is 250-490-9216. Night group meets in the Baptist Church at 7:30 p.m. at 1498 Government St. The Summerland group meets at 8 p.m. at 13204 Henry Ave. in the basement. soutH main droP-in Centre has beginner line dance at 9 a.m., a coffee social and medical Qi Gong at 10 a.m., and easy to intermediate line dance and cribbage at 1 p.m. Call

250-493-2111 to confirm line dance activities. anavets Has HumP Day with dinner by Stu at 5:30 p.m. and music by Buzz Byer at 6:30 p.m. Penticton academy oF Music String orchestra rehearses at the Leir House under the direction of John Suderman from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. New members welcome. For information please call 250-493-7977. Fraternal order oF Eagles has lunch served from noon to 2 p.m., soup and sandwich for $5. All members and guests welcome to hall at 1197 Main St. elks on ellis Street has a lodge meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the upstairs hall. Initiation of officers. soutH okanagan Women in Needs Society has its annual general meeting at 6:30 p.m. at 246 Main St. They will be calling for new board members. New members are welcome. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. PeacH city radio and the Okanagan Vinyl Fest are announcing a call to artists who would like to create artwork using vinyl records. They have the vinyl. Completed works will be included in an exhibit and auction benefitting both the artist and the Peach City Community Radio Society. For more information contact Jackie at vinylart@peachcityradio. org.

Penticton WHole Foods Market has a Gluten Free Demo Day with various vendors and experts, samples tasting from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Franco 50-Plus cluB meets from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Drop-in program for French speakers wanting to socialize in French, including activities such as games, outings, discussions, hobbies and projects. Call Lina at 250-492-2549 for info. desert sage sPinners and Weavers Guild meets at 10 a.m. at the Oliver Community Centre. Members create beautiful handworks. Visitors are always welcome. If you are interested in becoming a member stop by or contact Gail Erickson at rgerickson@ telus.net or 250-4984959. Newcomers welcome. Fitness Friends meets at 10 a.m. in the Legion Hall at 502 Martin St. Come, get in shape. Everyone is welcome. royal canadian legion branch 40 has crib at 7 p.m. L/A will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. at the Kaleden Restaurant at 224 Highway 97. PeacH city t oastmasters meet from noon to 1 p.m. at

the Penticton United Church. Toastmasters improves speaking abilities and leadership skills. Call 250-4922362 for info. toPs (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, 523 Jermyn Ave. Call Merle at 250770-8093. toPs B.c. 1640 meets from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the Bethel Church basement at 945 Main St. Phone Beverley at 250-493-5968 or Liz at 250-493-7997 for more information. F alls o kanagan seniors’ Activity Centre has computer classes at 9 a.m., bridge at 1 p.m. and cribbage at 7:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. s outH o kanagan immigrant and Community Services is offering free English classes. For more info, stop by the office at 508 Main St. or call 250-4926299. al-anon For Friends and family of alcoholics meets at 7:30 p.m. in the Summerland United Church. Call 250-4909272. soutH main droPin Centre has Spanish conversation and carpet bowl at 10 a.m., bingo, improver line dance and crafters meet at 1 p.m. Call 250-493-2111 to confirm line dance activities.

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calendar Lunch connexions for Widow and Widowers is the second Thursday of each month at noon for socializing and support. Please phone Marianne at 250-7707865 or Evelyn at 250770-7865 for more information and location. A L c o h o L i c s A nonymous night group meets at 8 p.m. at 150 Orchard Ave. in the Outreach Centre. The Okanagan Falls group meets at 8 p.m. at 5328 Hawthorne St., and the men’s book study group runs at 7:30 p.m. at 102-1825 Main St., Vineyard Church.

o rder F rAternAL oF the eAgLes have Joseph’s famous pizza from 4 to 7 p.m., followed by music trivia at 7 p.m. with Affordable Music. All members and guests welcome to the hall at 1197 Main St. AnAvets have drop-in pool 7 p.m. eLks cLub on eLLis Street has darts at 7 p.m. All skill levels welcome. Penticton AcAdemy oF Music has a Broadway Debut and Triple Threat Musical Theatre classes 4 to 7 p.m. for ages six to 15 with Melanie Konynenberg. Check

their website for details www.pentictonacademyofmusic.ca or call 250-493-7977. o kAnAgAn s outh newcomers Group meets at the Oliver Senior Centre at 5876 Airport St. from 2 to 3:30 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday of the month. If you want more information contact Max or Janet Uhlemann at 250-4982121. FriendshiP Force oF Penticton — Okanagan will meet at noon at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 40 at 502 Martin St. Club focuses on internation-

al cultural exchanges. Call Sharon at 250493-1649 or Mavis at 250-498-4896. i nterior h eALth facilitates a caregiver support group for individuals who share a common experience of caring for a family member or friend, at home or in a care facility, who is frail and elderly, chronically ill, terminally ill, or has a disability. Clients get together to share information and offer each other emotional support and practical information based on experience. Held at the Penticton Health Centre

the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. No fee. Contact Interior Health at 250-770-3486 for more information.

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p.m. $6 per person. Everyone is welcome to their final dance of the season. 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. s enior c omPuter d roP -i n 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 250-4909272. A L c o h o L i c s A nonymous 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. r oyAL c AnAdiAn 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. eLks cLub on Ellis Street has drop-in darts/pool starting at 6:30 p.m. s u m m e r L A n d 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. Penticton seniors droP-in Centre has Tai Chi Chuan at 7:30 p.m. Call 250-493-2111 to confirm line dance activities. AnAvets hAve kArAoke, pool and a pot luck dinner at 7 p.m.

t he b ereAvement resource Centre at 626 Martin St. is hosting weekly drop-in grief support sessions at 10:30 a.m. For more information on other available programs or pet loss call 250-4901107.

Upcoming EVEnTS the keremeos grist miLL and Gardens is having a Father’s Day celebration on June 16 with a breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon. From 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. the gardens will be dedicated to whittlers, woodcrafters and whirligiggers.Visitors can revel in the Grill Mill wooden artifacts as well as the skill, craft and artistry of those who work in wood with axe, chainsaw, froe, chisels, knives, saws, hammers, glue, drills, shelac, saws, sandpaper. If you would enjoy giving a workshop about your woodcraft, talk to Dave Cursons at The Grist Mill Heritage Club 250-499-5417. If you would like to sell your wares on Father’s Day or at the mill gift shop talk to Grist Mill operator Chris Mathieson at 250-499-2888. The Keremeos Grist Mill and Gardens are open seven days a week 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through to Thanksgiving Monday. hü m ü h b uddhist centre is hosting a Satsang spiritual study group June 17 at 7 p.m. in the Community Services Building at 6129 Kootenay St (on the corner with Fairview) in Oliver. They will discuss a wisdom teaching on the mind, body, spirit connection. Everyone is welcome to attend. Donations are accepted. For more information, call 250446-2022. t he F riendLy visitor program is seeking volunteers to provide one hour a week to seniors in need. Anyone interested should call 250487-7455. go row b.c. and the Penticton Paddling Club is offering a free learn to dragon boat session at 10 a.m. This will take place at the south east corner of Skaha Lake. Waiver available on site required.


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