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The Similkameen

Volume 65 Issue 37

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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SOS shares concern with Council

SOS brought the possibility of another application by a methane company to light at Council on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Lisa Carleton lisa@similkameenspotlight.com

Members of Save Our Similkameen (SOS) attended Council on Tuesday, Sept. 3 to share concerns regarding Coalbed Methane. To begin, president of SOS, Solana Allison approached Council, shaking each of their hands and extending thanks for their work on the community’s health care issues. Mayor Armitage in turn extended his thanks on behalf of Council and the community for the work done by SOS and their volunteers. “Good, hard work was done and we are optimistic about the outcome,” said Mayor Armitage. Allison proceeded to inform Council that SOS was “looking at the possibility of another application by a second methane company whom has bought out the tenure that was held by Petrobank/ Petrobrakken/Lightstream Resources.” She told Council that the new methane company was seeking entry into the valley and had secured tenures in south B.C., looking at development and eventually production. “Our position on this has not changed,” said Allison, “the battle for securing safe, clean potable water for citizens of Princeton and residents of the Similkameen Valley has been fought once already.”

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Lisa Carleton/Spotlight Dr. John Adams accepts the plaque honouring him for his 30 years of dedicated service to Princeton and District. The presentation was made on Monday, Sept. 9, during the appreciation Tea hosted by Save Our Similkameen (SOS) at the Princeton and District Museum. President of SOS, Solana Allison and representatives of Seniors Branch #30 make the presentation.

Tea held to honour Dr. John Adams Lisa Carleton lisa@similkameenspotlight.com

After serving 50 years in medical practice, 20 years in Great Britain and 30 in Princeton, B.C., Dr. John Adams has retired. Dr. Adams and his wife Sylvia look forward to spending their future, right here in Princeton, the community that welcomed them warmly convincing them to make it home. On Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, Dr. Adams was honoured for his 30 years of dedicated service to Princeton and District. Save Our Similkameen hosted a tea with support from the Senior’s Branch #30 and venue supplied by the Princeton and District Museum. Beginning at 3 p.m., residents were welcomed to join Dr. and Mrs. Adams, family members and friends for tea, goodies

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and the sharing of many memories. President of SOS, Solana Allison personally welcomed guests at the museum entrance, directing them to the celebration inside. Emcee of the event, Councillor Kim Maynard extended his admiration and appreciation for Dr. Adams and shared a story of how they met when he was working with the BC Ambulance Service in the 80s. “You are always so giving, said Councillor Maynard, “on behalf of the community, thank you.” Solana Allison told Dr. Adams how grateful the community was for his service and how she was, “so sorry that you are not 20!”—bringing about a round of laughter and applause.

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COMMUNITY CaleNdar Arts GARDEN CLUB: Meets second Tuesday of every month, 1 PM, Seniors Branch 30. Call Doreen @ 250-295-1577 ARTS COUNCIL: Meets the third Wednesday of the month. 4:30 p.m. @ the Riverside Centre. Enquiries contact Dell @ 250-295-3266 New Members Welcome! BUNCHGRASS QUILTERS Meet 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month at the Riverside Centre from 10 - 3 p.m.. Everyone Welcome! Contact Sharon 250295-4194 or Rosemary 250-295-6511 PRINCETON POTTERS GUILD, RIVERSIDE POTTERY STUDIO: Access to the potter’s wheel or hardwork, workshop opportunities, group projects. Call Sue for more info or to join. 250295-0527 PRINCETON TRADITIONAL MUSIC SOCIETY: The Princeton Traditional Music Society puts on the Traditional Music Festival each year in August, featuring traditional music from many places. The three-day festival is free and run entirely by volunteers. The 100+ musicians and dancers also offer their talents for free. If you would like to help out with the festival, please contact Jon or Rika @ 250-295-6010 Community: INTERESTED IN CHRISTIAN MEDITATION? For people who want to learn to pray with great simplicity, for people who would be willing to get to know Jesus who loves each of us immensely, for people who are at a dead end, for people who want to get to know themselves, for people who want to make a new beginning! We can go to God together and it’s free! Call me: Fr. Harry Clarke at 250295-3541. Let us get a group going to the advantage of all. PRINCETON LIBRARY: Tuesdays: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. & 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Wednesdays: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Fridays: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Saturdays: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. PRINCETON MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES: New members are encouraged to join us for an exciting new year. WELCOME WAGON! Are you a new to Princeton? If so, we have information regarding local, civic, community services and facilities. We also have gifts for you from local merchants and businesses. Call 1-866856-8442 HOSPITAL AUXILIARY: Meets second Monday of every month, 1:00 p.m. Hospital Board Room. For info., Call Doreen @ 250-295-1577 PRINCETON AND DISTRICT COMMUNITY SKILLS CENTRE SOCIETY: Meetings are held quarterly on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. HEDLEY LIBRARY HOURS: A reminder that the Library is open every Thurs. from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and is located at the OAPO Hall on Scott Ave. HEDLEY OAPO: 3rd Monday of every month regular general meetings - Everyone welcome to come. SENIORS BRANCH #30 POT LUCK SUPPER: Last Friday of every month, 5:30 p.m. Seniors Centre. Members can invite a guest. MEMBERS ONLY POOL TOURNAMENT: Last Tuesday of every month at the Senior’s Centre. 10:00 am WHIST & CRIB: (Seniors Branch #30) First Saturday of each month at 1 PM. Coffee & refreshments included. Everyone welcome. VERMILION FORKS PRINCETON O.A.P.O. BRANCH #185: Regular meetings second Friday of every month at 2 p.m.. Pot luck supper every third Friday at 5:00 p.m. SEARCH AND RESCUE TRAINING SESSIONS: Meetings will be held on the first and third Tuesday of every month. Call Arnie Powell at 250-295-6759 for more information. LITTLE FOLKS NURSERY SCHOOL: Meetings are every third Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at LFNS. 250-295-3083 ELKS AND ROYAL PURPLE COUNTRY STORE: Friday’s 11 - 6 and Saturday’s 10 - 3. Table rentals available. For info. Contact Doris Driver at 250-295-3518. Lunch available.

PRINCETON LEGION BRANCH #56: Reminds all veterans that the D.V.A. Now makes home visits. For more info. Phone 250-295-6060

HEDLEY MUSEUM: General Meeting, meets the 2nd Monday of each month. 6 p.m. @ The Hedley Museum

JA SCHOOL & COMMUNITY GARDEN: New members invited to volunteer as “garden angels”attend committee meetings and garden their own plots. Phone Sandra 250-295-3779, Sharon 250-295-4080 or JAE School 250295-6727

THE PRINCETON RIFLE AND REVOLVER CLUB: INDOOR SHOOTING RANGE Juniors & Seniors meet at 7 p.m.. every Wednesday at the Family Centre (behind the legion). Phone 250-295-6150.

CINDY PAROLIN SAFE HOMES PROGRAM: Princeton and area, crisis intervention, emotional support, information, legal strategies and safe shelter in cases of abuse against women in relationships. Call the 24 hour women’s crisis line at 250-295-8211 for confidential services.

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VERMILION FORKS FIELD NATURALISTS: Group meets second Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m. at the Riverside Centre. Public welcome. OTTER VALLEY FISH & GAME: Meeting’s 3rd Thursday of each month at noon in the Club House.

MONDAY NIGHT BRIDGE: @ Riverside Centre 7 - 9:30. Knowledge of bridge necessary. Call Gail @ 250295-0171

VERMILION TRAILS SOCIETY: Meets at the Chamber Basement every 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. For more info: Contact kvrrider@ gmail.com New Members welcome!

Health PRINCETON COMMUNITY HEALTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE (CHAC): Meets third Tuesday of every month at 7 PM at Town Hall.

PXA MEETING: Held on the third Tuesday of each month. 7 p.m. at the Princeton Library Conference Room. New Members welcome!

PRINCETON HEALTH ACTION COMMITTEE: Regular public meetings first Wednesday of every month at 7 PM at the BPO Elks Lodge.

PRINCETON FISH & GAME: General meetings 2nd Monday of the month. 7:00 p.m. Wellness Centre. For memberships contact Joy Klassen @ 250-295-3134

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CANCER SUPPORT GROUP FOR WOMEN: If interested in attending, please call: Barb 250-295-4050 or Del 250-295-3266

PRINCETON RACING DAYS ASSOCIATION: Meets the Princeton Library Conference Room on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. New Members welcome!

An appreciation tea was held for Dr. John Adams who served Princeton and District areas for 30 years. Residents, family and friends came by to share in presentations, tea and goodies as well as many memories. The retirement celebration was hosted by Save our Similkameen and held at the Princeton and District Museum on Monday, Sept. 9.

TOPS: (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) chapter meets at Riverside Wellness Centre every Thursday. Weigh-in-Time 8:30 AM Meeting 9:00–10:00 AM. For more information please contact Lynda 250295-3658 or Myrna 250-295-7272 Visit www.tops.org

PRINCETON & DISTRICT FALL FAIR ASSOCIATION: Meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at the Princeton Library Conference Room at 6:30 p.m. New Members are most welcome!

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS: Group helps bereaved parents. Will meet as needed. Call Shirley Haker at 250295-3607. sehaker@persona.ca CRISIS LINE: You can call us 24 hours a day, everyday, and your call is confidential and anonymous. The crisis line is 250-493-6622. Or call collect from locations within the South Okanagan Similkameen: (250)493-6622. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: Meet Friday In Tulameen at 7:30 p.m. at Library call 250-295-7005 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: Tuesdays @ 7:30 p.m. Arbor House. Thursdays @ 7:30 p.m. Baptist Church. Old Hedley road. Contacts: Fred 250295-7272 or Marena 250-295-7663 NEW LADIES AL-ANON MEETING: Are you concerned about someone’s drinking? Mondays; noon - 1 p.m. @ Riverside Wellness Centre. Contact Central Referral @1-604-688-1716 NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS: Meet’s every Wednesday & Sunday at the Info Centre in Chamber Basement 7:30 P.M. Phone 1-877-234-5809 Club Notes: FREEMASONRY: FOR MEN OF GOOD CHARACTER: Freemasonry has been active in B.C. for over 130 years. It is a fraternity open to men of all races and religions. If you are of good character and want more information, please contact: The Secretary Similkameen Lodge #95 A.F.. & A.M. C/O Box 174 Princeton, BC V0X 1W0 PRINCETON LIONS CLUB: Regular dinner meetings the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month @ The Chamber of Commerce at 6:30 p.m. ROYAL PURPLE: Meetings first and third Tuesdays 7:30 PM, Princeton. ELKS: Meetings every second and fourth Sunday, 2 PM. ELKS AND ROYAL PURPLE: Joint meeting and pot luck supper every third Saturday at 5:30 PM. PRINCETON PERFORMING ARTS: Meet first Tuesday of each month @ 7 p.m. in Riverside Theatre. Contact Derek @ 250-295-3037 ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION: General meeting held on the third Sunday of each month at 1:00 PM. PRINCETON LADIES AUXILIARY LEGION BRANCH 56: Meet 2nd Tuesday of the month @ Legion Hall at 7:00 p.m. SIMILKAMEEN VALLEY ATV CLUB: meet 3rd Saturday of each month at 3:00 p.m. (March - August) in the Chamber Boardroom. Contact: 250-292-8348 svr.atvclub@live.ca

PRINCETON ROTARY CLUB: Meets every Tuesday @ 12 p.m. Heartland Restaurant (dining room). For more info. Call Judy @ 250-295-0217. New members welcome! COPPERHILL LANES: YBC Bowling Saturday 10 AM. Club 55. Men’s, Ladies and Mixed bowling leagues. Call 250-295-6500 for more information. SPECIAL “O” BOARD; Meets 3rd Tuesday of the month. Contact 250-295-7218 for meeting place & time. FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP: For more information, please contact Jennifer @ 250-295-7438 LAPIDARY PRINCETON’S ROCK & FOSSIL CLUB: Meetings held third Tuesday of the month. 7:00 p.m. Riverside Centre. Call Franz Hofer @ 250-295-3896 for more info. New members welcome! PRINCETON COMMUNITY BAND: Meets Mondays and Thursdays 6 p.m. in the PSS Band Room. New musicians welcome!

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Together with members of Princeton Senior’s Branch #30; Eleanor, Flo and Keith, Allison then presented Dr. Adams with a plaque to honour his years of service to the community. A certificate of appreciation was presented on behalf of SOS and the community by SOS members Mary Masiel and Johanna Nott. Dr. Adams, moved by the presentations said, “this is a little overwhelming.” He added that he “is so grateful to all of his patients over the years and he hoped that together they were able to work out a few problems.” Dr. Adams told the crowd that he appreciated all the work that was done “behind the scenes” for the Princeton Hospital issues and that he believes things will work out very well. “It looks like Princeton will have a rosier future now,” he said. “Sylvia and I are happy to be a part of this community, we really appreciate you all. Mayor Frank Armitage presented Dr. and Mrs. Adams with an original painting by the late Bob Cormack. “We will find a special place for this in our home,” said Mrs. Adams. Mayor Armitage offered his appreciation on behalf of the community as well presenting a plaque expressing the town’s “utmost appreciation for dedicated service.” “Darnella and I and family received wonderful care,” said Mayor Armitage to Dr. Adams, “rest assured you will always be extended family to us.” “You have been a tremendous asset,” he added, “and thank you, Mrs. Adams for sharing Dr. Adams with us.”

ICBC targets distracted driving

Youth GIRL GUIDES OF CANADA: Contact: Carol Mack 250-295-7085

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PRINCETON MINOR HOCKEY: Lori Gullison 250-295-3977

Police and ICBC are launching a month-long campaign to deter distracted driving, the third leading cause of fatal car crashes in the province after speed and impaired driving. Driver distraction is blamed as a factor in 91 fatalities province-wide each year. Transportation ministry officials estimate drivers are four times likelier to crash when talking on a hand-held phone while driving and 23 times more likely to be in a crash if texting. Enforcement by officers handing out $167 fines will be stepped up throughout September, according to police.  Officials kicked off the campaign Thursday using a simulator to show the effect of distractions on a driver. “Driving is a complex task that requires your full attention,” ICBC interim president Mark Blucher said. “When you’re distracted behind the wheel your reaction time is significantly reduced. Distracted driving is a common cause of rear-end crashes and injuries – there is no safe following distance when your mind is not on the road.” A 2012 survey for ICBC found B.C. motorists consider texting while driving to be just as risky as drinking and driving, yet 40 per cent of those who own cellphones admit they’ve used a handheld phone while driving. ICBC says its statistics count use of communications or video equipment among the sources

SIMILKAMEEN (JKA) SHOTOKAN KARATE CLUB: 250-295-3909 or 250-295-7374 PRINCETON POSSE JR. HOCKEY CLUB: 250-295-6544 PRINCETON FIGURE SKATING CLUB: Lynette Boyd: 250-295-7113 KOKANEE SUMMER SWIM CLUB: Lindsay: 250-295-0759 PRINCETON FAMILY SERVICES SOCIETY : FAMILY PLACE 120 Kenley Ave. open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 11:00- 2:00. (Pre-natal) 11:00 -12:00 Mom’s help prepare and enjoy lunch together. CHRISTMAS LIGHT UP COMMITTEE: Next meeting Sept, 26 at 7:00 p.m., in the Chamber Boardroom. (Never to early to start to plan!) Volunteers welcome to join, bring your ideas!

HALLOWEEN FAMILY FUN NIGHT Volunteer Meeting: If you are interested in helping out with Halloween Family Fun Night, please attend this meeting! Thursday, Sept. 12 6:30 p.m. Library Conference Room

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A driver in Vancouver checks his phone.

of driver distraction, along with driver inattention and other sources of internal or external distraction. ICBC injury payouts reached $1.9 billion in 2012, up $165 million from the previous year and a $400 million increase over five years. The Crown corporation cited that increase as the main reason for its application to raise premiums 4.9 per cent, effective Nov. 1.


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Barking Bubbles opens downtown Lisa Carleton lisa@similkameenspotlight.com

Most folks enjoy a little pampering now and then and take themselves off to a salon to get their hair and nails done. Recently, a place for the canine members of your family to receive the same kind of pampering opened up in downtown Princeton. Karrie Crucil, owner of Barking Bubbles has expanded her home based business into a store front location at 290 Bridge Street. Crucil began her career in 2007. She initially began as a bather and groomer’s assistant, who went on to complete her certification. “It’s not really like a job,” said Crucil, “I just love animals and I try to pamper them as much as I can.” At home Crucil and her family share their life with three horses, a dog and a cat. Jennifer Bernard has joined Crucil as a groomer’s assistant. Bernard will bath and dry dogs to prepare them for grooming by Crucil. Services offered at Barking Bubbles include; matting checks, a check for skin lesions or bumps (anything out of the ordinary), bath and dry, hair cuts, gland cleaning, ear cleaning, nail clipping, and yes—even teeth brushing. Boarding and overnight kennel services are not offered however, if you are in need of a doggie day care service, Barking Bubbles can do that for you. For $5 per hour, your pooch can stay at the day care while you do your shopping, visits or attend appointments. Barking Bubbles is open Tuesday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 250-438-0274 to make your appointment or stop by the down town location at 290 Bridge Street.

Community Dinner Notice Correction: • The Perogie/Cabbage Roll Community Dinner will be held on Sept. 21/13 at the Legion. Get your tickets at the lounge.

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Teddy is fresh from a bath and dry given by groomer’s assistant Jennifer Bernard and is now content while getting a cut and grooming by owner/operator Karrie Crucil. “Once they get used to being groomed, they usually enjoy it,” says Crucil. “Grooming is very good for their skin and their coats.” Barking Bubbles is equipped with a hydraulic table and tub which will allow any size or breed of dog to come and enjoy a bit of pampering.

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Princeton Ambassadors take Oath of Office BUDGET 2014 CONSULTATION

SELECT STANDING COMMITTEE ON FINANCE AND GOVERNMENT SERVICES Chair: Dan Ashton, MLA (Penticton) Deputy Chair: Mike Farnworth, MLA (Port Coquitlam)

Would you like to share your views on priorities for the next provincial budget?

W E W A N T T O H E A R F R O M YO U ! The all-party Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services is inviting submissions on the Budget 2014 Consultation Paper, prepared by the Minister of Finance. British Columbians can participate by attending a public hearing, answering an on-line survey, making a written submission, or sending the Committee a video or audio file. The consultation process concludes Wednesday, October 16, 2013.

Miss Carmen Brodie, Princeton Youth Ambassador - 2013 recites the Oath of Office with Mayor Frank Armitage.

For more information, please visit our website at: www.leg.bc.ca/cmt/finance or contact: Parliamentary Committees Office, Room 224, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, BC V8V 1X4; tel: 250.356.2933, or toll-free in BC: 1.877.428.8337; fax: 250.356.8172; e-mail: FinanceCommittee@leg.bc.ca Susan Sourial, Committee Clerk

TRANSIT future

Open Houses We want to hear from you. BC Transit and the Regional District of OkanaganSimilkameen are working on the first phase of a 25 year transit master plan.

Miss Destiny Earle, Princeton Youth Ambassador - 2013.

Visit the Transit Future Bus at: Tuesday, September 10

9am – noon 1pm – 3pm

Destination Osoyoos – 8701 Main Street, Osoyoos Similkameen Country Visitor Information – 417 7th Avenue SS 3, Keremeos

Wednesday, 10am – 2pm Town Square – 185 Bridge Street, Princeton September 11 10am – 1pm Downtown Oliver Friday, Marketplace IGA – September 13 2:30 – 5:30pm 5350 9th Avenue, Okanagan Falls Saturday, 8am – 1pm Penticton Market – 100 Main Street, Penticton Cherry Lane Mall – 2111 Main Street, Penticton September 14 2pm – 5pm Sunday, Summerland Fall Fair – Summerland Curling Club, 10am – 3pm September 15 Jubilee Road East, Summerland

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Can’t make it? Visit www.bctransit.com/transitfuture, click on South Okanagan to learn more and use the online survey to comment by September 29.

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Miss Morgan Whelpton, Friendship Ambassador - 2013.

Mayor Frank Armitage lead the official Swearing In ceremony of the Princeton Youth Ambassadors during the regular meeting of Council on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Princeton Youth Ambassadors Carmen Brodie, Destiny Earle and Friendship Ambassador Morgan Whelpton each took “The Oath of Office,” promising to “faithfully and truly perform their duty as Ambassadors of the Town of Princeton.” Mayor Armitage said that Princeton was “blessed with a real tradition of great representation” and that he knew these young ladies would do a great job.


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APPLICATION - from page 1 She reminded Council that it had been a strong policy in the past and SOS was hopeful that they could continue to count on Council’s support in the matter of Aquifer Protection. President Allison then formally requested that “the Town of Princeton renew support by opposing any future coalbed methane drilling projects in the Princeton area and to pass a Municipal Moratorium to that effect.” Mayor Armitage thanked Allison for bringing the information to Council. He reminded all present that decisions were not made during these meetings. Mayor Armitage added, “If memory serves me correctly, we did take a strong stance on this. We’ll get back to you.”

An Action Framework:

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President of Save Our Similkameen (SOS), Solana Allison presents Council with the group’s concerns regarding the possible application of a second methane company. SOS is hoping to continue receiving Council support in opposing any future coalbed methane drilling projects in the Princeton area.

A motion passed to adopt the report, “An Action Framework: To sustain an Effective Health Care Model for Princeton and Surrounding Areas - July 2013 - June 2014. Councillors Marilyn Harkness and Doug Pateman are appointed to the committee with Councillor Kim Maynard and Mayor Armitage appointed as alternates. Public representatives to the committee appointed by Council are, Walter Hogg, Senior Citizens Association of B.C. Branch #30 and Judy Short, Princeton Community Representative. The full document is available for viewing in hardcopy at the Town Hall as well as the Town website princeton.ca and can also be viewed on line at the Support Our Health Care website at www.sohc.ca.

TOWN OF PRINCETON ANNUAL TAX SALE NOTICE TOWN OF PRINCETON ANNUAL TAX SALE NOTICE        

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Photo courtesy of Bob Sterne

Photo taken six days after the Basin Coal mine spill. The line drawn in the sand shows how the deposit of coal dust had remained firmly attached to the bottom of the river which appeared black in colour.

Community update from Coalmont Energy Corp. Coalmont Energy Corp. submitted its Action Plan to the Ministry of Environment on Sunday, September 8. The Action Plan contains information and recommendations from the Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment Techniques (SCAT) report as well as updates from the preliminary Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). The final recommendations of the SCAT assessment have been submitted to the Ministry of Environment as part of the Action Plan. The Ministry requires time to review and comment on the recommendations of the SCAT and preliminary EIA reports. Once the Ministry of Environment has completed their review and provided their approval, the specific details of the Action Plan will be made available. Triton Environmental Consultants, the lead environmental

team, have continued the ongoing work of obtaining numerous samples and data from Collin’s Gulch, Tulameen River, Similkameen River, and the surrounding environment. Coalmont Energy Corp. staff continue to monitor and maintain the temporary silt control dams and silt fences along Collin’s Gulch. After a more detailed review of events, it has been determined that the initial estimate of the quantity of spilled material is no more than 13,000 gallons. This updated information has been provided to Triton Environmental Consultants and Polaris Applied Science for consideration of their report findings and recommendations. Upon approval of a finalized Action Plan, Coalmont Energy Corp. will release the recommended clean-up actions as provided by the technical experts.

For me, it’s more than saving money; it’s being responsible about how we all use energy in our homes. Jamie, Princeton resident Energy Diet participant

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Water Sustainability Mary Polak - Minister of Environment Guest Editorial

VICTORIA - Fresh water is one of British Columbia’s most valuable natural resources. It provides us with clean energy, supports our iconic salmon runs and quenches our thirst. It is the lifeblood of our province and, as a limited resource, must be cared for wisely to ensure its continued health and security for future generations. Modernizing B.C.’s Water Act was a key commitment in our government’s election platform. Premier Christy Clark has directed me to complete consultation with British Columbians on a proposed new Water Sustainability Act with the intention of passing new legislation in 2014. The new act will update and replace the existing Water Act, respond to current and future pressures on water and position B.C. as a leader in water stewardship. We started working on the proposed new act in 2009 and have engaged widely with British Columbians. In the more than 2,200 written submissions, individual citizens, First Nations organizations and stakeholder groups shared their ideas and pride for their rivers, lakes, streams and watersheds. Government has reviewed this input carefully and continues to refine the legislative proposals, seeks to better understand sector concerns and works out the details of how the new act will be implemented. We recognize one of the greatest weaknesses of the existing Water Act is that groundwater - with a few exceptions - is not currently regulated in B.C. As such, the Province does not license or charge for withdrawing groundwater. This is why regulating groundwater use will be a key component of the new Water Sustainability Act. I would also like to acknowledge that First Nations in B.C. bring a unique perspective due to strong cultural, ecological and economic interests in water. The B.C. government will continue to engage First Nations as we refine and implement the proposed Water Sustainability Act. My predecessors and I have met with members of the First Nations Leadership Council and I plan to meet with them again later this fall. I continue to be impressed by the strong interest British Columbians have taken in their water resources. What government does is only part of the solution. All British Columbians are challenged to play their part to protect, preserve and conserve our water. I look forward to introducing the new Water Sustainability Act in the legislature in 2014. For more information on the proposed Water Sustainability Act, please visit: www.livingwatersmart.ca/water-act/ Connect with the Province of B.C. at: www.gov.bc.ca/connect PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY Annual subscription: $30 locally, $45 elsewhere in Canada. We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) for our publishing activities.

Curing a community cash crunch VICTORIA – Local politicians from across B.C. selves with costs inflated by a hot construction market are  in  Vancouver Sept.  16 to 20  to take part in the and an arbitrary deadline to get the job done. annual Union of B.C. Municipalities convention. Then there are new regulations imposed by senior There will be trivia reported as news, such as the governments. The most dramatic example these days cost of hotels. Suggestions to license mobility scootis a 2020 federal deadline for Greater Victoria to coners or lower speed limits to 40 km/h, dreamed up in struct land-based sewage treatment. Even with federal Vancouver Island retirement locales, will be rejected and provincial cost sharing, this project is going to by delegates from the rest of the province. land heavily on property tax bills, including those of Serious discussion will revolve around a report by pensioners and poor renters who will have it passed a UBCM executive committee to reshape the financial on to them. Tom Fletcher relationship between the province and local governLeonard points to another arbitrary system, proments. If this proposal gets the support it deserves, vincial facilities that pay grants in lieu of propPremier Christy Clark’s government will be asked to erty taxes. Saanich is home to the University of Victoria, a community of 25,000 people that needs undo a couple of decades of political meddling in that relationship. water and sewer service, as well as police and fire proOne problem for local governments is that they depend on prop- tection. Saanich gets an annual grant in lieu of property taxes of erty tax, a stable source of revenue but one that has no relationship $120,000 for UVic, enough to cover wages and benefits for one cop to the property owner’s ability to pay.  It tends to load costs onto and maybe some gas money. Cariboo Regional District chair Al Richmond, co-chair of the lower-income groups such as seniors and renters. Economic growth results mainly in increased corporate and per- UBCM committee, is concerned about new water and flood prosonal income tax revenues as well as sales taxes, which aren’t shared tection legislation the province is preparing to impose. His district and others like it have thousands of kilometres of riverfront, with with local governments. One key proposal is to return to a system of revenue sharing relatively few property owners. grants introduced by the Social Credit government in the 1980s. Interior communities also want BC Hydro to pay something for They were funded by one point each from personal and corporate power lines, as is now being done with some aboriginal territories. income tax and six per cent of sales, fuel and resource tax revenues, Local politicians will be expecting a sympathetic ear from the thus increasing in years when provincial revenues were strong. new version of the B.C. Liberal government. Former Quesnel The UBCM proposal is to put a share of provincial revenues into councillor Coralee Oakes is the new community, sport and cultural an infrastructure bank, to be distributed by the organization on a development minister, with direct responsibility for local governmore stable basis. ment issues. Saanich Mayor Frank Leonard, one of the authors of the And one of the original members of this UBCM committee was report, uses a basketball analogy to describe the current system of former Langley City mayor Peter Fassbender, who is now minister federal-provincial grants for road and bridge projects. It’s a “jump of education. ball,” where communities have to apply to a fund when it’s offered Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and then see who gets it. and BCLocalNews.com Even if a community wins the jump ball, they may find themTwitter:@tomfletcherbc E-mail: tfletcher@blackpress.ca 

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A whole lot of politics Dear Editor:

do not have 24/7 ER, they do not have Obstetrics, nor simple surIssues are fought at different gery.  According to the newspaper levels and the public is rarely privy reporting everyone is happy.  What to behind the scenes politick- a fantastic framework, IHA has ing.  With the issue of the hospi- developed. It reads and sounds tal and 24/7 ER there has been like what every rural community intrigue and “a whole lot of poli- has gotten. All it involves is changtics”.  The original document, “An ing the names here and there to Action Framework: To Sustain make it relevant. Doctors, except an Effective Health Care Model”, for one, were never informed given to the Stakeholders and to that they would help develop the Town Council came from Interior framework. Hello, is there some Health Authority (IHA) via the misinformation here?  Regional District Okanagan Yes, we have 4 doctors.  Yes, we Similkameen (RDOS); each was have achieved the goal of hiring 4 given a different document.  The doctors, so there could be a 1 in 4 Stakeholders were given the docu- rotation, a condition before 24/7 ment and told to approve it, all ER could be restored.  So why isn’t in one smooth motion.  Luckily, it open?  We have the locums and some of the Stakeholders said no; our available doctors have volunthey wanted to study the docu- teered.  What are we waiting for? ment first, hence the leak.  Failure Before all the people in the to sign meant no 24/7 ER even newspaper take credit for all the after all the perquisites were met.  achievements, there needs be The word “secret” was implied acknowledgement of the “heart of at the Town Council Meeting of the community” and organizations August 8th. When one citizen pres- that have worked tirelessly to make ent asked if he could have a copy, things happen.  Two of them, The he was told no.  Why a secret?  It’s Senior Citizens and SOS (Save our not a secret I was told afterwards, Similkameen) don’t need the glory, but no document would be forth- but fair is fair.  Those names are coming.   missing from the submitted artiEnter the third document.  cles.  The community just wants to Oops, IHA gave out the wrong see that the people get the healthdocument.  Silly of them; they care it deserves and pays for.  A are only human?  You think!  clinic doesn’t cut it. What Princeton gets is a Primary Care Facility, a Clinic.  Clinics Mary Masiel, Princeton

Fair access for wireless sector Dear Editor: I am writing in response to the recent coverage of the debate over Canada’s wireless sector and the concern for fair access to spectrum. As the general manager for TELUS throughout the interior of British Columbia, this is a topic that hits home for me. It should also hit home to anyone using a cell phone in the area. We have consistently stressed that our concerns were never about Verizon coming into Canada; rather, at stake is a very simple principle: fairness. Is Ottawa about to give any large foreign entity a 2-for1 advantage over domestic incumbents in the upcoming spectrum auction? This is not some academic policy question that affects only bureaucrats in Ottawa or CEOs in office towers. It will directly affect people in communities just like our own. Let me offer just one example. Companies like TELUS invest billions to build cellphone networks in rural areas like our own. These networks are relied upon for everything from calls to friends and families to 911 emergency services. A foreign company will have made no such similar investments and is

unlikely to even make future promises of such investments. TELUS makes no complaint about competing against big foreign companies. But we think it should be at least on a fair basis. Why give the biggest companies in the world who have made no commitment to Canada or Canadian consumers huge advantages? TELUS is headquartered in British Columbia and we employ thousands here in the province and across the country. We spend billions to serve areas like this one. And we invest millions more back into the community with our support for local charities. Just like water or natural gas, spectrum is a scarce Canadian resource. If you support a fair approach -- one that serves the people of this region directly, one that encourages competition without giving away this precious resource to huge foreign companies, then please communicate your support for a fair wireless policy to your local MP and decision-makers in Ottawa. Steve Jenkins General Manager, Interior South BC, TELUS

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Another year has passed, now what? Open letter to the Council of the Town of Princeton: TOWN COUNCIL - ANOTHER YEAR HAS PASSED…WHEN, WHERE, WHAT and WHY? When are we going to do it? Where is the signage? What is it going to take? Why hasn’t it happened yet? What a great summer we had, again with no signage for the water park or the swimming pool. I have spoken to Council members, a member of the Rotary Club and personelle at Parks and Recreation and the Town Office about this issue over the past several years and what I got “was lip service” or “did this just fall on deaf ears”? Then we wonder why we can’t get visitors to come in to town. Many families drive right on by our community not knowing there are picnic areas, a water park and public washrooms readily available to be used and enjoyed. Please don’t let another beautiful summer go by without signage letting people know about these fantastic community facilities. Citizen of Princeton, Gail Davidson

Kudos to the RCMP Dear Editor:

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With all the negative press the RCMP has received lately, I would like to point out that the Princeton RCMP is on top of things. With all the possibility of a huge mishap waiting to happen,( a stag party on a lot, with about 30-40 young men, copious amounts of alcohol, ATVs and fireworks), the RCMP showed up to lay down the law, before an incident happened. Thank you Princeton RCMP for a relatively peaceful Saturday night. Residents of Tulameen. Anne Passey Tulameen BC

Blocked path - how would you feel? Dear Editor: Re: Tuesday, August 27 of a local paper Article - Block Path I would like to ask the owner of the Riverside Apartments, not the building manager. How would you feel if I blocked off your path you have used for years? For not warning you that I was going to do such a thing? I want to say one thing to you—you have hurt a lot of people in this town and now you have made your list longer. In my opinion, that one tenant has the wrong impression of vandalism. Hope you are a happy camper now. Maurice Crawford, Princeton

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Photo right: Quagga mussel shells. Photo left: Summer student, Heather Munts, deploying a substrate monitor into Okanagan Lake.

Photos courtesy of Lisa Scott

The Roy Culbertson

Youth Award for Excellence Roy Culbertson of Princeton, B.C. passed away on July 21, 2013. Roy was a well known long-time Princeton resident and a much respected business man. In his honour, the family has created the Roy Culbertson Youth Award for Excellence to be presented each year at Princeton Secondary School. Now that school is back in session, those who wish to contribute to this award are welcome to do so at Princeton Secondary School. Donations will be accepted at the school office, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Invasive Mussel Monitoring Program established in Okanagan Lakes SUMMERLAND, British Columbia – Invasive mussels - they aren’t here yet and we don’t want them. That is the message being reinforced by the Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society (OASISS). The non-profit society has collaborated with several organizations this summer to spread the message about keeping Zebra and Quagga Mussels out of the Okanagan-Similkameen. These invasive European mussels are not believed to occur in BC but could easily be transported here from infested lakes in the United States or the Great Lakes region of Canada. They were introduced to North America in the late 1980s.  Currently, there are no mandatory check point stations in BC, unlike western US states such as Idaho where you cannot launch a boat unless you have been inspected. So the Okanagan-based society launched a campaign this summer to educate recreational boaters about the dangers of invasive mussels and what they can do to prevent their spread. “It would only take one boat infested with mussels to enter a lake in BC and there would be no turning back. We are trying to encourage everyone to take responsibility to help prevent invasive mussels from entering our waters,” states local biologist Lisa Scott, who is also the Coordinator of OASISS. Zebra and Quagga Mussels are thumbnail sized, freshwater mollusks that rapidly colonize hard surfaces and can clog water-intake structures, impact recreation and devastate local fisheries. In the Okanagan-Similkameen, the effects of their invasion would be felt at the commercial activity level, throughout the tourism sector and at the ecological level. Direct costs and lost revenues are estimated to be in excess of $45 million per year if mussels were to invade Okanagan Lake.

The society has partnered with local yacht clubs, marinas and other organizations to set up monitoring stations near boat launches in Osoyoos, Skaha, Okanagan and Kalamalka Lakes. The vertical stations consist of a series of small sections of PVC pipe and mesh attached to a rope, and are deployed in depths of up to 8-metres. These stations provide an artificial surface for the invasive mussels to attach to. A sensor is also attached to the apparatus to record temperature and light. Members of OASISS and partner organizations will monitor the surfaces monthly until late September, when it will be removed for the winter. Then the process will start all over again next May.   “We are highly optimistic that we won’t find anything, however it’s important we monitor to be sure the mussels have not arrived,” said Scott. For more information on European mussels and other invasive species, go to www.oasiss.ca. The aquatic invaders program is financially supported through the Canada Summer Jobs program and a $30,000 grant from the Okanagan Basin Water Board. “We are pleased to provide funds to OASISS for this very important project. It’s been complementary to our Don’t Move a Mussel campaign, which is aimed at educating Okanagan residents and visitors to the risks these invasive mussels present,” stated Anna Warwick Sears, the water board’s Executive Director.


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Transit Future Bus rolls in to Princeton on Wednesday Sept. 11 PENTICTON – The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen along with the City of Penticton, Town of Osoyoos, Town of Princeton, Town of Oliver, Town of Keremeos, District of Summerland and BC Transit are inviting the public to get on board with the region’s 25-year Transit Future Plan. From September 10 to 15, 2013 BC Transit is bringing the ‘Transit Future Bus’ to various locations throughout the South Okanagan-Similkameen region to connect with community members about area-specific transit needs, priorities and concerns. The 40-foot decommissioned bus has been transformed into an interactive public consultation tool. The Transit Future Bus features educational displays that include a draft

of the South Okanagan’s 25-year transit plan, Post-It note boards for rider-led initiatives, an iPad station and a Kids’ Zone. The Transit Future Team will be travelling with the bus to answer questions and help visitors learn more about public transportation in the region. “To meet the growing demands for transit in the South Okanagan-Similkameen, we at BC Transit, must listen to what our customers and community partners want and need,” said BC Transit President & CEO Manuel Achadinha. “Bringing the Transit Future Bus to popular community events and destinations, allows us to hear from more people on how to best grow a regional transit system that we can all take pride.” TRANSIT FUTURE BUS SCHEDULE: September 10, 2013                  Similkameen Country Visitor Information Centre (417- 7th Avenue Keremeos) 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. September 11, 2013 Princeton Town Square, 185 Bridge Street 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. If you are not able to attend a ‘Transit Future Bus’ Open House, you can add your comments online at www.bctransit.com/ transitfuture  until September 29, 2013.

Choose to recycle your milk containers.

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And choose a better future for all of us.

More people than ever are doing what’s right for the environment. That’s why over 666,000 kg of milk containers were recycled at Return-It™ Depots in 2012. And it’s easy to make the right choice a part of your routine; just bring them in along with your bottles and cans.

For more information and to find a Return-It™ Depot near you, call 1-800-330-9767 or visit return-it.ca/milk Zero deposit paid = zero deposit refunded.

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The Tulameen Ice Surface Roof project will be allowed to keep interest accruing on a $240,000 grant for use on the project. The grant, which came from the BC Community Recreation Program, is funding 80 per cent of the cost of the project. The other 20 per cent will be sourced locally. The ice surface project stands to gain an additional $4,700  by being allowed to keep the interest, something not normally done. The grant money was not utilized after its receipt by the regional district in 2012, and as part of RDOS accounting process, went into a non-interest bearing balance sheet account. The interest earned during a year on investments is allocated to reserve and deposit accounts, and since the funds were not in an interest earning account, no interest was allocated to the grant. In making their decision the board discussed the issue as to whether their decision, made at  the regional board meeting on September 5, was to be a “one off” or policy.  The board decided the matter was one for future discussion.


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SpotlightNEWS Princeton alumni return to play at PSS

Lisa Carleton/Spotlight AMERICAN FICTION TOUR Matt Sarty, (drums) Pat LePoidevin (centre) and Lewis Smith (right) thrilled the crowd with their performance at Riverside Centre Saturday night. Best friends LePoidevin and Smith returned home for one show only during their cross Canada tour featuring LePoidevin’s new album, American Fiction.

King’s University Eagles Basketball teams from Edmonton, AB will be hosting games against the Columbia Bible College at the Princeton Secondary School gymnasium on September 27 and 28. King’s University Women’s team features local basketball star Makenzie Johnston and the Men’s team is coached by PSS graduates Jesse McLean and Jason Leslie. Contributed


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PRINCETON POSSE HOME OPENER FRIDAY VS KELOWNA CHIEFS

VS TAILGATE PARTY Steak and Prawn Fundraiser Dinner, $15 plate serving, 6:00 pm Parking Lot Beer Garden 5:45 - 6:45 pm Live Blues by Kettle Valley Switchmen brought to you by Billy’s Restaurant

PRINCETON POSSE VIP GAME SATURDAY VS NORTH OKANAGAN KNIGHTS

VS TAILGATE PARTY Gourmet Smokie BBQ serving 6:00 pm Parking Lot Beer Garden 5:45 - 6:45 pm brought to you by The Posse and Coopers Foods NEW!! RIDE TO THE GAME IN STYLE!! Posse Bus Route: Departs Westridge 5:00 pm for Tailgate, 6:00pm for Puck Drop Pickups - Sandman 3rdB (5:03,6:03), Billiter & Mayne 2ndB (5:06,6:06), M Grgich Shop Tunnel (5:10,6:10), Pines MHP Ball Diamond Veterans (5:15,6:15), Veterans Square (5:20,6:20), Coopers (5:23,6:23), East Princeton (5:28,6:28), Deblyn MHP Corina (5:32,6:32), Lynwood MHP Bowling Alley (5:35,6:35), Princeton Mini Mart (5:38,6:38) Pick up $5, family $10 ~ Return Ride Free

POSSE TRAINERS NEEDED!!

Requirement:

A passion for Sports and willingness to take short On-line course. Ideal Experience would include Taping and Icing.

Contact Coach Bill at Posse Office 250.295.6544

RIDE WITH THE POSSE!


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Posse even up on weekend Princeton Posse princetonposse.org

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Pre-season ends with a loss to the 100 Mile House Wranglers and a win over the Grand Forks Border Bruins. Regular season opener takes place this coming Friday at the Princeton Arena, beginning with the tailgate party.

Fall FASHIONS HAVE ARRIVED!

Weekend Wrap up After hosting 2 exhibition games on the weekend, the season is officially on! While Saturday provided many entertaining moments with flashes of promise, the scoreboard ended with the Posse down by a touchdown vs 100 Mile House Wranglers. Sunday’s result was better with the good guys edging Grand Forks Border Bruins. Arena Vibrating with Energy The bigger story was the feel inside the arena. The crowd was energetic. The stands were almost full. The comments and feedback were more than encouraging. Princeton always has been a hockey town, but more important, the community appears ready to walk the walk again. With a few more regulars dressed for the Grand Forks game, the surprisingly strong Sunday turnout was loud and appreciative of the effort.

Season Opener Friday – Tailgate Parties starts 5:15 Festivities kick off Friday outside the arena with live blues courtesy of the Kettle Valley Switchmen. Fans are invited to come early to tailgate in the outside beer garden and enjoy a Steak and Prawn fundraising dinner served courtesy of Billy’s. Fans and entertainment move inside for puck drop at 7 p.m. Saturday evening will see another pregame tailgate only the bar-b-ques will be serving up smokies courtesy of Coopers foods. Game Day Volunteers Needed In desire to provide first class entertainment every home game, the Posse is urgently seeking game day assistance. Tasks include assisting with ticket sales, kiosk sales, 50/50, outside prep and tear down, and game production duties – video, music, gun shooting, etc. Sounds like a lot, but many hands make light work, and most duties can be shared so that nothing is burdensome. In the end, everyone is there as a fan first. Volunteers are asked to give their name at ticket booth or kiosk during games. Trainers Needed The team is still in need of trainers. Overall, the team is stoked about the impending season. Fan support is what makes everything worthwhile, and the positive feeling was infectious over the weekend. Yes there is much work to do but only because expectations have been set high. All it takes is a few more willing hands.

Albert and Lori Rice of Coalmont and Janet Hourie of Aldergrove and Robert Ranger of Vancouver are very happy to announce the engagement of Kelsey Rice and Chris Ranger. Wedding to take place in Sept 2014.

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BUT WE DON’T WANT TO MISS YOU . . . The following businesses were too late to list their new or changed number in the 12-13 phone book:

PRINCETON TAXI................. 250-295-2727 Princeton Health Centre..... 250-295-4442 Joan's Jewellery & Cakes..... 250-295-6509 Sun Oka Appraisals........... 250-499-9565 The Winking Pedlar.............. 250-295-0820 Nugget Valley Gold.............. 250-295-1775 Sewn For You....................... 250-295-7663 Red Cross............................. 250-293-6467 Vermilion Forks Fitness...... 250-295-6099 Princeton Fire & Safety....... 250-295-0766 Madysen Salway (Licenced Hair Stylist)......... 250-295-2552 Princeton Heating & Air Conditioning........................ 250-295-8341

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Spotlight on Smiles

Thumbs Up/Down Thumbs up to all the folks who came forward to provide homes for our out of town Posse players. Thank you for your support! Thumbs up to Pat LePoidevin, Lewis Smith and Matt Sarty for their excellent performance at the Riverside Centre this past Saturday.

Princeton Pentecostal Church (The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada)

165 Vermilion Avenue Beside the Museum, invites you to join with us in Sunday Worship 10:15 Children’s Sunday Safari 10:30 am Morning Worship Pastor Joe Martinsen 250-295-7951

St. Paul’s United Church Also serving the Anglican Community

Office: 250-295-7714

Name: Jerry Rodgers Likes: Hockey & Football Dislikes: Wearing suits and when his teams don’t win!

WorshiP - 10:00 am

If you have a thumbs up/down or want to be our Smile of the Week, give us a call at 250-295-3535 or drop by the Spotlight at 282 Bridge Street.

Communion: 3rd Sunday of the month

office hours

Tues and Thurs: 9:30 am - noon

190 - 1st Avenue Everyone Welcome

Baptist Church of Princeton

Across from Arena - Old Hedley Road Family Worship 10:00 am Prayer Meetings on Wednesday at 7:00 pm

250-295-7752

Living Water

Community Church Invites You to

38 Kenley Avenue 10:30 Morning Worship

Pastor George Donovan Tel: 250-295-7733 CELL:250-293-6447


Similkameen Spotlight September 11, 2013

Peruvian Quinoa Shrimp Chicharrones W/ Green Aji Sauce

Serves 4

Sauce 1 large jalapeno chile 2 cloves garlic 1 bunch cilantro, cleaned stemmed (2 cups leaves) 2 tablespoons lime juice 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

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Make the sauce first. In a food processor or blender, finely mince the jalapeno, garlic and cilantro. Add the lime juice and salt, and puree. Drizzle in the olive oil to make a smooth sauce. Reserve. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. After rinsing the quinoa, add it to the boiling water and cook for 10 minutes, then drain. Spread the quinoa out on a baking sheet lined with

1/4 cup red quinoa 16 jumbo shrimp or prawns, tails on, deveined 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon cayenne 1/2 cup unbleached white flour 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

CAPRICORN: Don’t be too hard on yourself if you don’t get much done this week, Capricorn. There are many enticing distractions, and you can afford to devote some time to trivial pursuits. AQUARIUS: Aquarius, this week may allow you to have your cake and eat it, too. Friends may be envious of your luck, so be sure to share some of your good fortune with those around you. PISCES: Pisces, devote ample time to your personal life this week. A few things need sorting out, so don’t hesitate to put other matters on the back burner. ARIES: Aries, you may not like scheduling too many things in advance, but sometimes it pays to plan and let others know your schedule so their minds are at ease. TAURUS: You may experience a financial windfall this week, Taurus. It may be a good time to ask for a raise or to play the lottery. Luck is on your side in the coming days. GEMINI: Gemini, expand your horizons and your path to success will be illuminated. Creativity will bring new opportunities and people into your life this week. CANCER: Share your optimism and enthusiasm with others, Cancer. You may prove unable to contain your happiness, so don’t be surprised if those around you pick up that vibe. LEO: Leo, expect your social life to take off this week. Things pick up with your friends, and romance might be right around the corner. Enjoy the ride. VIRGO: Virgo, you might think you can do no wrong at work, but scale back on risky decisions. Right now you have achieved financial stability, and you don’t want to risk that. LIBRA: Libra, your heart is set on a lofty goal, but you recognize all the hard work necessary to make that goal a reality. Give it your best shot, and you will be glad you did. SCORPIO: Scorpio, you may convince yourself that now is not the time to spend money on something that will make you feel good, but there is no reason to let fear get in the way of happiness. SAGITTARIUS: A friend or partner could open up a window of opportunity for you, Sagittarius. Make the most of this opportunity, and success will soon follow. FOR ENTERTAINMENT ONLY

paper towels to dry. It should be quite dry to the touch; pat it with towels if necessary. Pat the shrimp dry, if damp, and put it in a medium bowl. Mix the oregano, cumin and cayenne and sprinkle over the shrimp; toss to coat. Preheat the oven to 425 F. Prepare 2 pie pans, one with the flour, one with the beaten eggs. Dip the shrimp in the flour, then the egg, then the quinoa. Place 2 heavy baking

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pans in the hot oven for 5 minutes. Take each out, spray liberally with oil, then quickly place the shrimp on the hot pans, keeping them from touching. Flip the shrimp with tongs, then bake for 5 minutes more. Cut one through the thickest part to make sure they are cooked through. The baking time will vary with the size of the shrimp. Serve the shrimp hot with the Aji sauce. PC119203


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2 with Extensive GM Training / 2 with 30 years experience

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all mechanics take ongoing training & updating. We have the Best Diagnostic equipment availaBle •A/C Work •Transmissions • Specialize in Computers & Computerized Fuel Injection now offering: •Flat Repairs •New Tire Sales •Wheel Balancing Can inspect motorcycles to greyhounD Buses

Brian Coyne le y t S OldBedding & Pellet Owner

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331 Old Hedley Road PO Box 948 Princeton, B.C. V0X 1W0

283 Burton Ave, Princeton, B.C. www.princetonfarmcenter.com

Ph: 250-295-6458

BEDDING & PELLET

Ph: 250-295-0606 Fax: 250-295-6588

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FARM MACHINERY DEALER

FARM & GARDEN SUPPLIES

reichertsales@mac.com

Marg & Ed Reichert

Ph: 250-295-6489 Fax: 250-295-7768

Tulameen, B.C. V0X 2L0

EQUIPMENT RENTALS RENTAL STORE

Mahindra Tractors

George Edge

www.westcoasteq.com Princeton, B.C. Ph: 250-295-0101 Fx: 250-295-0103 email: george@westcoasttruckparts.com

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ski-doo & can-am Sales & Service

Farm & Industrial Equipment

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Reichert Sales & Service Ltd

HOME REPAIRS

Mahindra Tractors

Farm & Industrial Equipment

FEED FENCING

George Edge

FARM SUPPLIES SHAVINGS/HAY STOVE PELLETS

283 Burton Ave, Princeton, B.C. www.princetonfarmcenter.com

www.westcoasteq.com Princeton, B.C. Ph: 250-295-0101 Fx: 250-295-0103 email: george@westcoasttruckparts.com

PET SUPPLIES

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Summit Kennel Blend Nu Way Sport Mix NOW Nutro and More!

283 Burton Ave, Princeton, B.C. www.princetonfarmcenter.com

RENTAL SERVICES

TOM REICHERT RENTALS Box 1C #2 Tulameen, BC V0X 2L0 Phone 250-295-7329 Fax 250-295-7395

Specializing in: Cement Finishing Damp Proofing & Forms otterrock@nethop.net

YOUR AD HERE

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$15.00 PER WEEK SEPTIC SERVICES PRINCETON SEPTIC SERVICE GOVERNMENT CERTIFIED Planner - Installer - Maintenance Provider Residential & Commercial Inspector *Contracts Available* PORTABLE TOILET RENTALS

RESIDENTIAL • COMMERCIAL • INDUSTRIAL

Septic Tanks - Grease Traps - Holding Tanks - Sumps Sewer Line Router Service Backhoe - Excavator - Gravel Truck - Cat 250-295-7994 or 250-295-5217 Allen Zirk ROWP


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SpotlightEVENTS

October 14 Apple Day winds up Grist Mill regular tourist season Dave Cursons Grist Mill Heritage Club

The Annual Apple Day event held Thanksgiving weekend will wind up the tourist season October 14th at The Keremeos Grist Mill and Gardens. The Keremeos Grist Mill has been enjoying a successful season with attendance doubled from 2012 by the start of August and showing no sign of lagging through Labour Day as staff and volunteers were kept busy serving visitors in the Tea Room and conducting interpretive tours. The mill has been open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week since Victoria Day and will continue on that schedule until the close of Thanksgiving Weekend, October 14th. October 14th is the annual Apple Day event, featuring the Apple Pie Baking Contest with ribbons and prizes awarded by a panel of local ‘experts’. Also part of apple day are live music and the apple race. The Apple Day heritage and heirloom apple presentation relies upon an annual search for examples of old varieties grown here and there in the Similkameen and South

Okanagan. As many as fifty different varieties have been brought in by volunteers in past years. Each year means a fresh search. Anyone with an old variety willing to share it in an Apple Day display at the mill can call 250-499-5417. Some of the old, old as well as newer special varieties may be available for purchase this Apple Day. Cuyler Page, the resident mill restorer, has been on hand much of this season as he continues work to bring the millworks into the “clean, grind and sift” mode which constitutes full operation. The millworks are currently seen in daily motion with power from the huge backshot wooden water wheel. The Grist Mill Heritage Club is rounding up volunteers to help out with Apple Day events. Call 250-4995417 to help out. The Grist Mill Heritage Club is a committee of The Grist Mill Foundation and is dedicated to preserving “our heritage treasure,” the 1877 flour mill on Keremeos Creek.

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Playing traditional ballads from here and away, Stu James, Jon Bartlett and Alan Barron of Princeton take up a venue in the Apple House to entertain Labour Day Visitors at The Keremeos Grist Mill and Gardens.

Business & Service Directory ALL PURPOSE ROOFING • Let me keep you dry /Reasonable rates • Any type of re-roofing & repairs • Serving the area for over 20 years • Over 60 years experience/NO Subcontracting

•10% Seniors Discount

RAY MICHAUD

email: roofer.101@hotmail.com

Toll Free 1-877-299-ROOF (7663) Princeton: 250-295-3643 Fax: 250-295-3472 FREE ESTIMATES • ALL WORK GUARANTEED bin & disposal Brian Coyne Owner

331 Old Hedley Road PO Box 948 Princeton, B.C. V0X 1W0

contractor

Nick Itterman Contracting

GENERAL CONTRACTING

•RENOVATIONS •FRAMING •FINISHING Ph: 250-295-0606 Fax: 250-295-6588

home renovations

General Home Repairs & Renovations Free Estimates - Senior Discount Professional Work Inside & Outside

Macey MacDonald

Mobile Home Specialty No Job Too Small Professional Decks

250-295-4393 Cell: 250-295-2049

rental services

Cell: (250) 295-1386 Phone: (250) 293-6741

auto parts MAC’S AUTO PARTS 193 Vermilion Ave. Ph: 250-295-6944

bottle return

THE HUT

Bottle Depot WE ACCEPT ALL POP, JUICE, WATER, MILK LIQUOR AND BEER CONTAINERS HOURS: 11 AM - 4 PM DAILY CLOSED TUESDAYS AND STAT HOLIDAYS

367 HWY. 3

restaurant

Princeton Rentals Rentals Princeton

Call 250-295-6545 or 1-800-253-0233

250-295-3835

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$15.00 Per Week pet supplies Quality Foods, Toys and Supplies for your Dogs & Cats.

Phone: 250-295-7381

Aquarium Supplies Aviary Supplies Herp Supplies

Princeton Plaza

roofing service ALL PURPOSE ROOFING • Let me keep you dry /Reasonable rates • Any type of re-roofing & repairs • Serving the area for over 20 years • Over 60 years experience/NO Subcontracting

Rents Air Compressors 185 CFM, 250 CFM & 375 CFM Diesel Our 38th Year in Business

Now Accepting MILK Containers!

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Karate

Monday September 9th 6:15 p.m. @ The United Church Hall Call Paul for details 250-295-7374 New students welcome!

HONDA WATER PUMPS, TILLERS, LAWN MOWERS, GENERATORS, SNOW BLOWERS

Sakchai Rick Chaicomdee

516 7th Ave. P.O. Box 128, Keremeos, BC V0X 1N0 Tel: 250-499-2561 Cell: 604-649-9908 Email: numnongkhai@hotmail.com Website: www.benjathairestaurant.com

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RAY MICHAUD

email: roofer.101@hotmail.com

Toll Free 1-877-299-ROOF (7663) Princeton: 250-295-3643 Fax: 250-295-3472 FREE ESTIMATES • ALL WORK GUARANTEED


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SpotlightLIFESTYLES

Don’t fight it, there are benefits to sliding into senior-hood The other day I was musing to myself that I can’t really pinpoint the beginintelligent thought. Perhaps this is why old people don’t seem to have too ning of my slide into senior-hood. I mean, other than retirement, I can’t think much to say anymore to younger folk. We are hiding a terrible secret and it’s of a formal marking of the beginning of becoming an elder. Yet in hindsight, best that they don’t know or they won’t let us play with our grandchildren. I see I’ve been here for quite some time. We still have working brains but it’s just way too much trouble to work out So what are the signs of this state? If you aren’t yet a senior, listen and the lost noun thing. learn for this too will happen to you. If you are one, you will recognize them. Another shock is how many times one human being can drop something It starts with utter denial. Yup. I simply won’t let all those signs happen to me. on the floor before he even gets out of his pajamas or how many pieces of I will stay physically and mentally active. I will eat my veggies, quit doing all furniture a person can stub her toe on. We used to be so graceful, so coordinated. However, I for one don’t necessarily see these things as completely those dumb things of my youth and get regular checkups. I may even train MERRILYN HUYCKE bad. Bending over to pick something up limbers the spine and jumping for a mini-marathon. But in those solitary moments when you are just out of away from a good solid toe stub is great cardiovascular exercise. But the the shower, and the towel drops, so does the penny. most bewildering of all is that with cosmic speed, we can lose a thought Just who on earth is that person in the mirror and what have they done between the kitchen table and the front hall and only retrieve it by returning with my body? And why is everything sagging? Several months later, when to the place the thought originated. Of course, you are completely out of denial is no longer an option and you have worked through the five stages of luck if you can’t remember that either. grief for the loss of your body as you always knew it, acceptance becomes a reality. Is there anything good about being a senior? Absolutely! Your sense of humor blosOkay. I can deal with this. Shortly you will be blindsided with a new issue. This is the one where you lose all your nouns and it is the issue where you come to love soms and you are far less likely to judge, if you have any brains at all. You are usually - nay adore your mate even more, for he or she will often be able to retrieve them for you. treated with dignity and respect, as you should be, in my humble opinion, if you’ve earned That’s because his lost nouns are not the same as yours. He still has them but don’t it. You are the carriers of history and the ones who can assure those younger than you get too used to it because sooner or later, all the nouns will be gone for both of you and that there is truly nothing new under the sun. Best of all, you get to play with your grandchildren! you will resort to action games and charades to communicate the defining word of your

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LITTLE FOLKS NURSERY SCHOOL Looking for a substitute teacher or assistant. Must have E.C.E. & First Aid. Closing Date: Sept. 27/13 Drop off resume @ L.F.N.S. Old Hedley Road. Or mail to: L.F.N.S., Po box 852 Princeton, BC V0X 1W0 Phone: 250-295-3083

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In Loving Memory of

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July 30, 1927 – September 12, 2009

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“A mother laughs our laughter and sheds our tears, returns our love and fears our fears. She lives our joys and cares our cares, A And all our hopes and dreams she shares.” Within our hearts we always keep A special place for you, And try to do our best to live As you would want us to. As we loved you, so we miss you, In our memories you are near; Loved, remembered, longed for always With each passing year. Jack, Rob (Kathy), Lisa J-Lee (Mason), Cori (Jerry), Michael, Ashlin and Colton

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THOMAS ANTHONY: Died suddenly on August 10 th at home in Hedley, BC. He was born on September 23, 1952 in Princeton, BC. Thom will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his brother David (Darleen) of Kamloops, sisters Jessie and Judith of Vancouver, and Niece Jenn (Jeannette) and their baby daughter Ava of Terrace. He was predeceased by his father Lawrence and mother Mary as well as his nephew Nolan. Thom will be dearly missed by his many friends in Hedley especially those he considered as brothers (you know who you are). His death was a shock to all and he will be missed. A celebration of Thom’s life will be held 2:00pm Saturday, September 14th at the Hedley Seniors’ Centre, 789 Scott Avenue. Messages of condolence can be sent to the family by visiting www.hansonsfuneral.ca.

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MARION ROSE MARSEL (OELRICH)

April 30, 1923 - Sept. 4, 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Marion Marsel, on September 4th, 2013 at Princeton, BC, at the age of ninety. Marion was a special mother, grandmother, great-great grandmother, and aunt, as well as a good friend to many. She was born at Cold Spring Ranch in Princeton and was the last of ten children of the Albert and Sarah Oelrich family. Marion was predeceased by her husband, Sandy Marsel (“the love of her life”) November 3rd, 1978; her daughter, Sandra, on March 17, 1968; and her son, Lance, on March 3rd, 2011. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her son, Bob Marsel (Colleen) of Duncan and her son, Blaine Marsel (Arlene) of Princeton, and various nieces and nephews, grandchildren, great grandchildren and one great-great grandson and great-great granddaughter. Marion was a pioneer of Princeton and was actively involved in many clubs and activities over the years, including: the Princeton Business & Professional Women’s Club, the Red Hat Society, the Vermilion Field Naturalist Club, TOPS, Curves, the Movers and Shakers Singing Group, Rebekah Lodge, the Crisis Line, the Princeton Legion Branch #56 and the Princeton Hospital Auxiliary. Marion would always take time to visit friends in the hospital and Ridgewood Lodge. She enjoyed watching performances of local theatre groups, dance groups, as well as playing the piano and singing along. Marion loved to read, was an excellent crossword puzzle solver, love the English language, exercising and walking to keep in shape. She was proud of the fact that she was the ¿rst woman taxi driver in Princeton when they opened Marsel’s Taxi Service in 1954. Marion was voted Woman of the Year by the Princeton Chamber of Commerce in 1992 and received a Pioneer Family Award in 2010. She always enjoyed time with her many friends at the Senior Citizens Centre, Branch #30 and at the Adult Day Centre at Vermilion Court. She was a classy lady who loved to be “dressed to the nines” and she participated as a model in many fashion shows over the years. She was so pleased to celebrate her 90th Birthday with all her family and friends at the Princeton Legion Hall in early May of this year. The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. David Smith, the caring Princeton Hospital nursing staff and Community Services, as well as Guadalupe Gutierrez. Marion requested no funeral service, but a Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 21st, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Senior Citizen’s Centre in Princeton. In lieu of Àowers, donations can be made in her name to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, #4 - 1551 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9


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SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 58 (NICOLASIMILKAMEEN) CARPENTER/TRADESPERSON Applications are invited for the position of Carpenter/Tradesperson with School District No. 58, (Nicola-Similkameen) in Princeton. This is a 12-month per year, 7.5 hours per day position. Salary and benefits will be in accordance with the C.U.P.E. Local 847 Collective Agreement. The district has a high percentage of First Nations and other multicultural students and so being sensitive to cultural diversities would be an asset.

For information regarding qualifications, please refer to the district’s website under Jobs, Support Positions, and Current Job Opportunities (Job Code #517004). Application forms are available at the School Board Office, 1550 Chapman Street, Merritt, BC, Princeton Secondary School, 201 Old Merritt Road, Princeton, BC or on-line at www.sd58.bc.ca, click on Jobs/Support Positions and search under ‘Current Job Opportunities’ and follow the prompts. Applications, including a detailed resume with a minimum of three references, will be accepted until September 17, 2013. Please forward to: Attn: Secretary Treasurer School District No. 58 (Nicola-Similkameen) P.O. Box 4100, 1550 Chapman St. Merritt, BC V1K 1B8 Fax: (250) 378-6263 Only those applicants being interviewed will be contacted.

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Penticton & District Community Resources Society has an opening for a casual Supported Child Development Assistant in Princeton, BC. The function of this position is to provide supplementary stafÂżng support to ensure that children with support needs are able to fully participate in the child care settings chosen by their families. The Assistant works within a designated child care setting as part of the child care team. This team includes the child care setting staff, parents and families that attend the program. As a part of the team in an inclusive child care centre, the SCD Assistant will aim to ensure that the child/ren they are supporting are included in all aspects of the program. 4ualiÂżFationV CertiÂżcate in child development such as Early Childhood Education, Special Needs Education, CertiÂżed Education Assistant, Bachelors of Education or a combination of related child development training and experience. A minimum of one year of experience working with children who have additional support needs. CloVing Date: SeSt 7/13 # 4:30 Sm Please note competition number and submit resume and cover letter to: PDCRS Resumes, 330 Ellis Street Penticton BC V2A 4/7 or fax to 250 42-7572 or email to: resumes#pdcrs.com PDCRS encourages applications from TualiÂżed men and women from diverse backgrounds and differing abilities. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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Lynnwood MH Park, 406 Brandlmayr Gate Princeton BC V0X 1W0 Public Notice is hereby given: Owner Gile Park searching for solution because the following noted person continues to violate rental agreement, no payment for pad rent, security and maintenance, since November 2012. It has been almost a year now, and have not been able to communicate with you at all. Contact us before September 25, 2013 to clear up this matter. If no contact, then management will proceed accordingly. Tenant/Owner of Pad #59 a Mobile Home Judy Kavanagh of 4849 55B Street, Delta BC V4K 3J7 Phone: 604-946-0616 Please contact: 6715 Arcola St. Burnaby BC V5E 1H4 Tel/Fax: 604-525-1347

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Misc. for Sale Antiques & Collectables Sale Vernon Collectors Club 25th Annual Vernon Rec Centre 3310 - 37 Avenue Next to Curling Rink 140 + tables of collectables! Fri. Sept 20, 3 - 8 PM, Sat Sept 21, 10 - 4 PM Admission $3.00 is good for BOTH days

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Dining room set for 6 chairs, table, buffet and hutch $500, 2 recliner lazy boy love seats $500. All items as new condition. Phone 250-295-3906 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper? Sklar Peppler - Top Quality couch, chair and ottoman, older set in mint condition. $150. Call 250-295-3882 STEEL BUILDING Sizzling summer savings event! 20x22 $4,188. 25x24 $4,598. 30x36 $6,876. 32x44 $8,700. 40x52 $12,990. 47x70 $17,100. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca STEEL BUILDINGS/Metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206. www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

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3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2100 sqft rancher home in Princeton close to school and hospital, quiet cul-de-sac, attached garage, large yard, $1200/mo. plus utilities. Call 750-2722246, viewing available. Available Oct. 1, 2013 3 BEDROOM house on large lot, quiet street, 3rd bench. Many nice features, attached garage, $900/month. Avail. now. Electric heat. Need 2 excellent references, No canine pets, Call 250-295-7827 for more details after 5 pm

Recreation 2 bdrm home at Osprey Lake, ideal for fisherman, hunters, snowmobiling, ATVs or relaxation, sleeps 6 - 10 people, $100/night min. 3 days. Call 1519-360-0039

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Other Areas LUXURY ARIZONA golf course properties from $97,900. Investment or vacation home. Short and long term rental programs available. Immediate positive cash. Financing available! 604-620-3728.

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent APARTMENTS FOR RENT: Sm. bachelor unit $450. Lg. bachelor unit $550. 1 bed. unit $650. All utilities included. 1 bedroom $550 utilities extra. 1 bedroom $500 utilities extra. Call Karen @ 250-295-3095 FURNISHED or un-furnished aptâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for rent in Princeton Avail. now, need excellent refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & DD. No pets. $530 & up. Call 250-295-1006 leave a message.

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1997 Toyota 4 Runner Limited, power windows, doors, seats, sunroof, remote start, cold A/C, 240,000 kms, new Firestone winter tires on rims, $4995. Call 250-295-3738

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