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DRAGON SLAYERS - Members of the Penticton Suvivorship dragon boat team (front to back) Shirley Larose, Maureen Welsh and Dolores Lowenberger run beneath the outstretched paddles to take their place in the welcoming line following the breast cancer survivor race, Sunday during the annual Penticton Dragon Boat Festival. For more on the event see Pages 8 and 14. Mark Brett/Western News



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Samantha McAdam points out the words “Blood is Thicker Than Water” tattooed above her heart while standing outside the Penticton courthouse. A memorial to her brother Andrew McAdam who was senselessly killed when a knife pierced his heart, and perhaps one of the reasons she may never accept the apology the man who plead guilty to manslaughter offered during sentencing on Tuesday. Jamie Wolanski was sentenced to six years in a federal penitentiary, with credit given for 3.5 months, leaving him with a total of 68.5 months to serve. “I must take responsibility and ask for forgiveness,” said Wolanski while addressing the court. “I feel like I have to be better in my life not only for myself but for Andrew.” While reading a tearful victim impact statement, McAdam’s mother Linda Childs said on June 17, 2011 she drove her only son, who was in Grade 11, and daughter who was graduating to a bush party, known as sunset, in the rural Carmi area. It would be the last time she would see her son alive. Defence council Clarke Burnett said the death was the result of a set of tragic circumstances. Wolanski, who was 19 at the time, knew of trouble occurring at the party in previous years and made the wrong choice to come armed with a steel pipe. He was also given a knife at the party thinking it would intimidate others to not mess with him. Instead, Burnett said, the opposite happened. Wolanski admitted he was extremely intoxicated and belligerent that evening, fighting with others at the party and at one point headbutted someone and was kicked and punched by about six to seven other party-goers. Wolanski ended up calling his stepmother to pick him up after friends told

him he should go to the hospital to deal with his injuries. It was while he was walking away from the party that witnesses said he got into another fight with a male who heard a rumour circulating that Wolanski attacked someone with a pipe. The male said he told McAdam to stay on the other side of the road because he was not known to be a fighter. The pair wrestled on the ground and Wolanski flailed with his knife cutting the male and killing McAdam. It was still unclear of what role McAdam played in the melee. Judge Gail Sinclair told the packed courtroom, who were ushered in through a metal detector, that manslaughter was the proper charge in this case not the original charge of second-degree murder. Crown counsel Deb Drissell argued Wolanski used a weapon without giving those he was attacking a chance to assess their peril or withdraw. She was seeking the higher end of a five to seven year term and Sinclair agreed. McAdam’s family read emotional letters to the court while friends and family wept in the gallery. They told the story of a 16-yearold who loved hockey, his family, friends, took piano lessons and was a hero to his nephews. They are now left with a gaping hole in their life that has caused emotional upheaval and caused McAdam’s father to turn to alcohol. He was watching the sentencing via video from substance abuse treatment program at the Nanaimo Correctional Centre, serving time for charges he received after his only son’s death. Carie Sandrelli, McAdam’s cousin said the family was forced to sift through photos the days following his death instead of celebrating his 17th birthday. “That knife not only punched a hole in Andy’s heart, but the family’s as well,” she said.

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Litke promises more transparency Steve Kidd

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Garry Litke, Penticton’s new mayorelect, wasn’t surprised with the low turnout at the polls Saturday. “You always expect a byelection to have low numbers, especially with all the things going on in town,” said Litke, noting competition from the Jazz Festival, Young Stars hockey and several other events happening in Penticton over the weekend. “But there were half-hour lineups for three or four hours of the afternoon. So there was considerable interest.” Litke won the mayoral component of the civic byelection with 2,779 votes, well ahead of his nearest competitor, Vic Powell, who garnered 701 votes. The third mayoral candidate, Brian Henningson, received 222 votes. In the race for the council seat vacated by Litke in July when he resigned to run for mayor, Katie Robinson led the pack with 1,500 votes, 340 ahead of Andre Martin’s 1,160 votes. Lynn Kelsey received 399 votes, Pat Buchanan gathered 357 votes and Kevin Andrews finished with 275 votes. In total, 3,752 votes were cast in the 2013 byelection, translating into a turnout of 14.65 per cent. The last full civic election in 2011, saw 8,589 out of 25,632 possible registered voters participating, for a 33.5 per cent voter turnout rate. Litke and Robinson will take their oaths of office in a special ceremony on Sept. 16 in Vancouver, ensuring that Penticton is fully represented at Union of B.C. Municipalities annual convention, which begins the same day.



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The UBCM, especially meetings concerning the Penticton Regional Hospital expansion, are the first priority, according to Litke. “We have some appointments lined up with the movers and shakers, with politicians and bureaucrats,” said Litke. I hope to be able to set up a meeting with the financial advisory committee. MLA (and former Penticton mayor) Dan Ashton is chair of that committee so that gives us an in.” Robinson, who is looking forward to getting a little bit of sleep now that the long campaign period is over, said the hospital is also high on her agenda. “I think that is going to be crucial for the people of Penticton to make sure that becomes a reality as soon as possible,” she said. “We will do lots of lobbying when we are down in Vancouver.” Robinson, previously a councillor in

the 90s, has already started saving the city money. “I found some of my old business cards, so I am saving the city money already by recycling my Katie Robinson, councillor cards. It still has all the correct information on it. That’s my first cost-saving measure,” she said. Litke will also continue to work on improving openness at city hall. “There will definitely be continuing change on transparency. While I was acting mayor I made sure that the advisory committees no longer operated in camera and I think I will continue that,” said Litke. “For these so-called workshops there is no reason to have those behind closed doors. They should be made open to the public. “If anyone wants to come and look at a consultant’s report on sewer pipes they should be welcome.”

The day might be a little ominous, but it is now confirmed that Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be visiting the Okanagan-Coquihalla riding on Friday the 13th. It won’t be a long visit, but Harper is attending a public barbecue at Quail’s Gate Estate Winery in West Kelowna. The barbecue, which was originally a conservative party member event, is now open to all registered guests. MP Dan Albas is understandably pleased as Harper is also expected to attend at least part of the B.C. Tory caucus meetings that Albas is hosting in conjunction with Kelowna Lake Country MP Ron Cannan. “Historically, the prime minister has called on B.C. during the summer and attended a gigantic barbecue at the Gerry St. Germain place down in the Lower Mainland,” said Mark Ziebarth, vicepresident of the riding association. Those events ended last year, when Senator St. Germain retired. “One thing led to another and all of a sudden our little hometown barbecue is now going to be a PMO-level event,” said Ziebarth. You don’t have to be a Conservative party member to attend the barbecue with the prime minister, but pre-registration is required by Wednesday evening at 5 p.m. in order for the RCMP to do a background check. Photo identification will also be required. Tickets for the barbecue are $35. Visit www. to register and pay, or contact Ziebarth at 250-404-4428 for more information.

Hedley says yes to Telus while officials claim intimidation Joe Fries

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Despite granting her support for the project, Hedley’s local government official still isn’t a fan of the company that’s planning to build a tower to provide wireless phone and data service to the community. Angelique Wood was one of 18 directors on the board of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen who voted unanimously Thursday to send a letter to Industry Canada to confirm its support for the tower. The decision was informed by a public opinion poll conducted in August.

Results of the poll showed 87 per cent local support for the project, which would see a 20-metre monopole erected on a property owned by Telus in a Hedley residential area. Wood requested the poll be completed to get an accurate snapshot of people’s sentiment towards the controversial project, which was the subject of petitions both for and against. “Throughout this entire process, while I very much appreciated the board’s support getting public input in an area that doesn’t have any regulation or zoning,” Wood told the RDOS board. “I have had a difficult time deal-

ing with industry, that specifically being Telus, because they were using residents and using the media to intimidate people into believing there were no other options available to them.” Telus spokesperson Shawn Hall called Wood’s comments “deeply offensive and simply wrong.” “We’ve tried to keep the conversation civil and polite, despite significant misinformation and misstatements that Ms. Wood has put out to her constituents,” Hall said. Telus has long maintained that the location in question is the only viable spot for the tower, since the site is already under company ownership and is serviced, and briefly

backed away from the project last spring after Wood asked for more time to survey residents. “The fact of the matter is, we were asked by the regional district in 2011 to consider installing wireless service in Hedley, and we have gone above and beyond to try to make that a reality,” Hall said. “We’re ready to make a significant investment of our private capital in doing so, despite the fact the community is just not economic for us to serve. “Comments like (Wood’s) can only hurt our relationship with the community, which is unfortunate.” Tom Siddon, the RDOS director for Okanagan Falls-Kaleden,

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huge hockey and Vancouver Canucks fan, it was an honour to have the responsibility of cleaning all the jerseys. “We don’t try to do it to make a lot of money. We do it because it is fun and a challenge. There is a lot of hours every day put into cleaning those jerseys after every game and practice,” said Newell, who has owned the business for 18 years. “We did get to sleep sometimes and managed to watch two and half games. We like the boost in business but as hockey fans this is great.” While local business and hockey fans appreciate the tournament, so do players and the NHL organizations. Jonathan Wall, director of hockey administration for the Canucks, said the organization was really happy with how the Canucks Young Stars Classic went. Wall said crowds were great and praised the support of the community. “The volunteers and everyone else who stepped up to put it on were critical to it,” he said. When asked about returning, Wall said they would like to come back. “Our partners, the teams want to come back,” said Wall, following the Canucks’ 2-1 win against the Winnipeg Jets on Monday afternoon. “Look at the NHL schedule, meet with the teams, meet with the building, make sure it works coming back. We’d like to confirm it as soon as possible. We want to get started getting people engaged for next year if we can do it again.” Wall added they would like to make the Classic a larger event so fans can enjoy

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more good hockey. He added that having a sixth team would be great. Event chair and city councillor Andrew Jakubeit said he was pleased with how things turned out and that’s because the teams were happy. Jakubeit said the community was thrilled to have the Canucks, Jets, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers and San Jose Sharks here. Fans were given the chance to see talented players competing on a fast, intense stage. Fans also got to watch Canucks alumni players face the Penticton Old-Timers and a Party on the Plaza on Sunday afternoon. “A wonderful opportunity to host these teams here,” said Jakubeit. “Have this event continue on an annual basis and just grow. Lots of things for kids and families. We wanted to create more of a hockey festival. I think that’s the element that we are going to continue to grow. Really make this a destination for any hockey fan to attend.” Jakubeit said he has a good feeling the event will return. When it comes to the economic impact, the initial year Jakubeit estimated it brought in close to $2 million, with the help of the Canucks’ training camp, and this year will be around the $1 million figure. “It certainly has significant impact to our community,” he said. “When you have upwards of 80 or 90 media that float through here and talk about Penticton and the facility. Games are web streamed, teams have local media here. We certainly get lots of exposure. “That’s exposure you really can’t buy anywhere.”

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Leahy swaps jobs for better balance Steve Kidd

Western News Staff

The City of Penticton has quietly made a switch in one of its top managers, swapping Chief Financial Officer Doug Leahy with Colin Fisher, formerly the city’s controller and vice versa. City manager Annette Antoniak said the switch is not related to the performance of either employee, but rather was done at Leahy’s request.

“Doug approached me over a month ago and asked if I would consider doing the switch between himself — the CFO — and the controller’s position,” said Antoniak. “He felt that with the time commitment in doing the CFO job, he was having difficulty with getting a proper life work balance.” Antoniak confirmed that Fisher would agree to the switch and then brought it to council for consideration at an in-

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camera meeting. “Council did agree to it, providing we had a six-month trial period to make sure it worked,” said Antoniak. “So that trial period is to Dec. 31 of this year.”. Fisher’s primary duty, since he was hired about two years ago, is overseeing the city’s financial productivity software conversion. Antoniak said that was another reason for the six-month probation. “Because Colin has been focused on the

software conversion he wanted to appropriately spend time with Doug to learn the other piece of the job as CFO,” said Antoniak. Antoniak admitted that even though Fisher has replaced Leahy at the council table as well as taking responsibility for the city’s multimillion dollar budget, there were no plans to publicly acknowledge the change. “It’s a sensitive situation,” said deputy mayor Wes Hopkin,

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citing the land, labour, legal clause for incamera items. Antoniak said an announcement would have been made in January, once the sixmonth trial was up. “I think we were trying to respect Doug’s wishes,” said Antoniak, admitting that in hindsight, an acknowledgement of the very public change should have been made. “You don’t want to set anyone up to fail either.”


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Council misses opportunity When Penticton council heads to the Union of B.C. Municipalities next week, the expansion for Penticton Regional Hospital won’t be the only axe they have to grind. City council has also managed to get a request for the province to bring back photo radar, for use in school zones, on the list of resolutions brought forward at the UBCM. City council first came up with the proposal when Parkway Elementary parents asked the city for help purchasing a speed reader board — they had already raised about half the $8,000 cost — to help slow traffic speeding past the school. The Parkway parents were eventually rewarded for their initiative with financial aid from the city.But not the first time round, when council decided to confuse the issue by adding their photo radar — which the province abolished in 2001 as costly and ineffective — request to the motion. We applaud council for putting the welfare of the community’s children first, but a photo radar ticket arriving in the mail two weeks later is not going to prevent a child from being injured, or worse, by a speeder. Proactive measures like speed reader boards, education and the traffic calming measures the city is planning to install at Parkway are far more effective at ensuring the child doesn’t get hurt in the first place. It’s unfortunate that of the 156 resolutions on the UBCM agenda, photo radar is the only one brought forward by Penticton. Unfortunate, because this time could have been used more effecPENTICTON WESTERN tively than resurrecting photo radar. A resolution urging funding to employ more RCMP reserve officers to write tickets in school zones would not only have a greater chance of provincial approval, but there is nothing that chills an habitual speeder more than a constable leaning in the window to ask for an autograph.


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Curing a community cash crunch Local politicians from across B.C. are in Vancouver Sept. 16 to 20 to take part in the annual Union of B.C. Municipalities convention. There will be trivia reported as news, such as the cost of hotels. Suggestions to license mobility scooters or lower speed limits to 40 km/h, dreamed up in Vancouver Island retirement locales, will be rejected by delegates from the rest of the province. Serious discussion will revolve around a report by a UBCM executive committee to reshape the financial relationship between the province and local governments. If this proposal gets the support it deserves, Premier Christy Clark’s government will be asked to undo a couple of decades of political meddling in that relationship. One problem for local governments is that they depend on property tax, a stable source of revenue but one that has no

relationship to the property owner’s ability to pay. It tends to load costs onto lower-income groups such as seniors and renters. Economic growth results mainly in increased corporate and personal income tax revenues as well as sales taxes, which aren’t shared with local governments. One key proposal is to return to a system of revenue sharing grants introduced by the Social Credit government in the 1980s. They were funded by one point each from personal and corporate income tax and six per cent of sales, fuel and resource tax revenues, thus increasing in years when provincial revenues were strong. The UBCM proposal is to put a share of provincial revenues into an infrastructure bank, to be distributed by the organization on a more stable basis. Saanich Mayor Frank Leonard, one of the authors of the report, uses a basketball

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for Greater Victoria to construct land-based sewage treatment. Even with federal and provincial cost sharing, this project is going to land heavily on property tax bills, including those of pensioners and poor renters who will have it passed on to them. Leonard points to another arbitrary system, provincial facilities that pay grants in lieu of property taxes. Saanich is home to the University of Victoria, a community of 25,000 people that needs water and sewer service, as well as police and fire protection. Saanich gets an annual grant in lieu of property taxes of $120,000 for UVic, enough to cover wages and benefits for one cop and maybe some gas money. Cariboo Regional District chair Al Richmond, co-chair of the UBCM committee, is concerned about new water and flood protection legislation the province is preparing to impose. His district and

others like it have thousands of kilometres of riverfront, with relatively few property owners. Interior communities also want BC Hydro to pay something for power lines, as is now being done with some aboriginal territories. Local politicians will be expecting a sympathetic ear from the new version of the B.C. Liberal government. Former Quesnel councillor Coralee Oakes is the new community, sport and cultural development minister, with direct responsibility for local government issues. And one of the original members of this UBCM committee was former Langley City mayor Peter Fassbender, who is now minister of education. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and Twitter:@ tomfletcherbc E-mail: tfletcher@blackpress. ca.

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Comfort of carriage horses must be considered (re: Carriage rides a nuisance, Letters, Western News, Aug. 2) I would like to address the people who wrote regarding December van den Bergs letter protesting the use of carriage horses in 90 to 100 degree weather. Some of the writers have used the historical facts that horses were once used on farms and for business before the invention of the car as justification for working the carriage horses in extreme heat. Ok let’s delve into history a little bit. The first Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) was organized in England in 1824, primarily to prevent the abuse of carriage horses in the days before automobiles. Interesting correlation of facts I think.

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The South Okanagan Grandmothers for Africa are kicking off their eighth year of fundraising in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation with their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. in Rm 2, Penticton Community Centre (upstairs across from Cleland Theatre). New members will be warmly welcomed, there are no dues and you do not have to be a grandmother to come out and help. In the past seven years this group has raised close to $95,000 to help fight the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa and to make the lives of African grandmothers just a little better. We’ve had considerable fun doing it too! If you have been thinking of joining or want more information this is a great time to come out. Penticton will be hosting a Regional Gathering of Grannies on Saturday, Sept. 28 that will feature speakers from both Africa and the Stephen Lewis Foundation. If you want more details call Rita at 250-493-0076 or Lynn at 778-476-0609. Colleen Levesque Penticton

A big thank you to hospital staff

I was recently hospitalized for four days and I would like to comment on the care I received while there. From the moment I arrived in emergency, through the admission process and while I was being treated in emergency, I received first class attention and care. The doctors were professional, attentive and the nurses did their utmost to make me comfortable. A big thank you to the emergency room team. Special thanks to Dr. Ade-Conde who looked after me. He followed my case and treated

The SPCA at that time helped to pass laws that regulated the carriage-horse business. With this success, the society expanded to include dogs and other animals in its fight against cruelty during the 1800’s. So, by the account of history, December is supported in her concern of the horses working in extreme heat as not being acceptable. Another fact of history is that in 1875 in New York a child was the property of their parents and had no legal rights, that is until a young girl known as Mary Ellen was discovered by a church worker, beaten and chained in a room by the couple who took her from a charitable institution. When it was revealed that police were helpless to intervene due to the lack of laws

me until my release. You were very reassuring and took the time to ensure I understood my condition and what you had done to help me. Thank you also to those individuals who helped me get to my appointments in X-ray. Whether I was pushed in the bed or in a wheelchair you were all very cheery and uplifting in spirit. To those nurses in the operating room who put me at ease and ensured I was warm enough, thank you. And last, but certainly not least, my stay was in the OB/GYN unit on the second floor and I would certainly be remiss if I did not comment on the nurses who work there. I was somewhat mobile and not quite as reliant on them for assistance, but their treatment of others less fortunate than I touched my heart. They were so kind, considerate, helpful, gentle and caring with those who were bedridden or needed their help. They were soft-spoken and reassuring and took care of their patient’s needs. Thank you to my nurses, Melanie, Joanne, Crystal, Caroline and Melanie (there were two) and the rest of the OB/GYN staff for being the kind individuals that you are! In all, thank you to everyone — you all make the world a better place. Colleen Levesque Penticton

Evidence does support theory of evolution (re: Evolution just a made up story, Letters, Western News, Aug. 23) Mr. David Mercier recently wrote a letter to the editor regarding the validity of the theory of evolution. The amount of misinformed arguments held within this short piece of prose is rather astonishing to me. While it is very true the theory

protecting children, the worker made a plea to the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, stating that Mary Ellen was an animal in need of protection. The SPCA took the case on and won. The guardian was sentenced to jail and the child was removed. With this, the New York SPCA incorporated child protective services. Setting history aside and dealing with the carriage issue in current times, the U.S. SPCA recommends rental horses not be worked when the air temperature is 18 or below, or 90 F or above. In Canada a release from the Montreal SPCA, dated July 2013, states it is opposed to the use of horses in cities for the pulling of carriages because it subjects the animals to

of evolution is not entirely complete and absolute, it is by far the best scientific theory we have in regards to the origin of species on Earth, also for that matter the only theory based on facts, verifiable evidence, and repeated scientific experiment. It is constantly being refined as new evidence is found, and incorrect information corrected. Not understanding how science works or being willfully ignorant is not a justifiable position to critique a theory that for over 150 years has helped man across all fields of science in ways too varied to mention. While I am very sure Mr. Mercier is honest in his personal belief that evolution is in his eyes a religion and can only be taken on faith. It is only his personal belief. I don’t pretend to understand what it is he thinks he is explaining with statements like, “So dead cells came to life, somehow,” etc. I can only point out that the theory of evolution says absolutely nothing about the origin of life on Earth or in proper terms abiogenesis. These are two separate and distinct theories. In short, evolution is not a religion, there is no dogma, no scripture, and no rules as to how man must live their lives. No faith is necessary in the acceptance of the theory of evolution, nor in fact does the theory of evolution preclude any persons belief in a personal deity. I only humbly suggest that Mr. Mercier avail himself to the quite literal mountains of evidence included in the theory of evolution to perhaps moderate his misunderstanding in these regards. There are myriads of videos available on YouTube by credible scientists that can help anyone at just about any age and education level. Not to mention books and websites. Colin McGee Penticton

Model aviators are rude

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unacceptable levels of mortal risk, including collisions with cars, trucks and buses. The release also states carriage horses must endure the noise and smells of traffic, temperature extremes, and lameness caused by standing on hard pavement, and adds carriage horses in the city of Montreal present a danger to humans, as horses are prone to spooking in response to loud noises from cars and traffic. So the point of my letter is to state that I agree with December, horses should not be working in extreme heat or cold, and their comfort must be a consideration. Living in the past will not give us a future.

ence that happened to me on Sept. 1. At approximately 7:30 a.m. I launched my kayak from the north end of Pyramid Park, intending to paddle south to Soorimpt Park, a little less than a kilometre away. The model aviators club which meets at Pyramid Park Sunday mornings were busy doing their thing, flying models aircraft around the area. As I paddled along the east side of the park, one or two of the aviators started shouting from shore, “Get out of here! You are in our airspace” and “You’re in our flightpath, get out.” Excuse me? At what point did the FAA give this club exclusive rights to the area around Pyramid Park? Was I home sick at the time and missed it? This is a public facility and should be open for use by anyone who wishes to do so. I was even more astonished when one of the aviators deliberately skimmed his plane along the surface six feet off my right side and then made an abrupt left turn in front of my bow. I could have leaned forward, extended my paddle and touched his wingtip. I turned my head towards shore and yelled “I wouldn’t try that again if I were you.” If these people are going to be that arrogant, I think maybe the powers that be who gave them the nod to use Pyramid Park in the first place should seriously consider revoking the permission slip for next year. I was absolutely appalled by this immature behaviour. Mark Billesberger Penticton

Market needs new rules

I have some serious concerns about rules that need to be adopted by those in charge of the Penticton Farmers Market next season. They are: 1. Allowing people to bring their

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dogs to the market. I hear stories of people tripping over small dogs, over leashes, trying to maneuver around dogs, dogs relieving themselves. Dogs do not belong in a market of any kind let alone where food is sold and served. 2. People allowed to whiz through the market on their bikes. I have known elderly people almost knocked down by these rude people. Then they stop to talk to friends right in front of displays so people can’t get near them. 3. Skate boards. Today my 86 year old friend who attends the market every week was almost knocked down by someone on a skate board. When she complained she was answered very rudely. One of these times someone is going to be seriously hurt and would certainly be entitled to sue those running the market. Come on people! Smarten up before it is too late. Norma Painter Okanagan Falls

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With a mixture of tears and laughter, over 100 breast cancer survivors tossed their pink carnations into the waters of Skaha Lake on Sunday. Still seated in their beached canoes, the women’s ceremonial release of the flowers followed the survivors’ race at the annual Penticton Dragon Boat Festival. Hugging each other and reaching hands across to their neighbouring competitors, the ritual followed the recital of the lyrics of the Garth Brooks song, The River. Over the years those words have become the unofficial anthem at similar breast cancer survivor events. The chorus is: Yes, I will sail my vessel ‘Til the river runs dry Like a bird upon the wind These waters are my sky I’ll never reach my destination If I never try So I will sail my vessel ‘Til the river runs dry. “It really is a very emotional time (survivor ceremony)” said Survivorship co-captain Donna Walker who was diagnosed with the disease in 2005. “It’s that time where you remember people, mothers and daughters and sisters who had breast cancer before, and you remember members of the team who are no longer with us.” But in spite of the sadness of losing friends and family, Walker stressed the

importance of maintaining a positive outlook. “You hear about some support groups where people get together and they sort of whine about things but when you’re in a group like Survivorship, we don’t sit and talk about cancer, not at all,” she said. “There is such a camaraderie between the breast cancer survivors, we all support each other, it’s a sisterhood.” The Penticton team this year finished in second place behind their “friendly” arch rivals from Edmonton. “They’re (Edmonton) wonderful girls but we want to keep our name on our trophy,” said Walker. One of the more than 2,000 paddlers at this year’s 13th event was a Summerland man, who received special recognition. At age 89, Otmar Laehrm of the Penticton Golden Dragons, was the oldest participant. “My friend in Summerland got me to join and I enjoy the camaraderie and it’s just nice to get out on the water,” said Laehrm, who also does some baking for team socials. When asked about how the Golden Dragons measured up against their opponents he laughed and replied: “Competition? What competition? “When your average age (of the team) is 72 and you battle against 25-year-olds there is no competition. “We just try to improve our time.” At this point he has no plans to hang up the paddle any time soon. “I’m just going to keep going as long as I can,” said Laehrm.

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Owner nikOs TheOdOsakis (left) and chef david stern of Theo’s restaurant prepare for the upcoming, annual flight to the mountain top for the Theo’s at 10,000 Feet fundraiser in support of the Osns Child development Centre. Joining him are Manisha willms, the centre’s new executive director and owner and chief pilot eric stoof of eclipse helicopters who provides the transportation.

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In the mid-90’s Penticton restaurant owner Nikos Theodosakis dreamed of taking refined dining to new heights - 10,000 feet to be exact. His vision of the mountain-top experience included a maitre d’ welcoming guests upon their arrival by helicopter, live, classical music and a formal, sit-down, multi-course meal with (of course) select local wine pairings. Unfortunately, due to the logistics, providing this kind of opportunity for customers on an ongoing basis was not practical. Unwilling to give up, Theodosakis came up with an alternative plan to do the same trip once a year, and help out a good cause at the same time. “I went to Judy Sentes (executive director of the OSNS Child Development at the time) and said, ‘What if we could somehow take people up and give them this afternoon?’” “That evolved into this thing we call Theo’s@10,000 Feet,” said Theodosakis. “The idea is that four guests get to spend an afternoon on top of the mountain enjoying the Okanagan, enjoying some food, enjoying each other, the wine and

the proceeds go to the OSNS. “People love the idea. It is the trip of a lifetime, to be pampered on the top of a mountain by your own chef, by the musicians, by the host. “It’s all about enjoying the afternoon.” The draw take place Friday, Sept. 13 at Theo’s Main Street location. Tickets will be on sale up until the 8 p.m. draw. Winners are picked up by limousine and taken to Eclipse Helicopters at Penticton Regional Airport where they are whisked away to the mountain which offers views of three local lakes. “There, they have a formal table with chairs, table cloth, sometimes a rug, candelabras and live music nearby,” said Theodosakis. “It’s just like here in the dining room except the dining room has been replaced by a mountain top. “It’s a beautiful chance to relax, something that showcases the Okanagan. “To have five, six or seven courses, a selection of local wines and there is no rush because we don’t have to have the table for anyone else.” Eclipse Helicopters owner and chief pilot Eric Stoof has long

been on board as well. He flies not only the people to the site but all the other components as well. His reason for participating was more of a personal nature. “My youngest son was a client of OSNS and this was my payback,” said Stoof. “It wasn’t a major thing for my son but it was there and it could be done. I think what they do there (OSNS) is totally awesome.” Executive director Manisha Willms of the centre stressed fundraising is crucial to the facility’s daily operations. “Monies we get from the government fall significantly short of what our expenses are and as more children are identified with developmental difficulties our numbers grow but unfortunately, our core funding has not grown with it,” she said. “We rely heavily on people’s generosity and Theo’s@10,000 is one of those examples.” She also expressed her gratitude to the many sponsors who make this fundraiser and the others like the telethon, Evergreen Ball and Harley Davidson motorcycle raffle possible. This year’s telethon is scheduled for late October, followed by the Evergreen Ball.

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Encaustic artists will be showing their work at the Shatford Centre from Sept. 27 to Nov. 15. As well as the show, two artist talks will take place during the exhibition from well known encaustic artists Shary Bartlett and Michelle Belto, author of Wax & Paper Workshop. A three day hands on seminar with Belto will take place on Sept. 29 at 7 p.m.

The artists talk with Bartlett, a Vancouver encaustic artist and teacher takes place on Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. Encaustic artist Bethany Handfield (acrylic and encaustic painting, art figurines) and Kim Greenhow (acrylic painting, pottery) is being featured at Our Journey:The Healing Power of Art and Healing Journeys show at the Leir House Cultural Centre in conjunction with the Pentic-

ton and District Community Arts Council until Oct. 3. Join Cindi Tomochko on Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. for Art Therapy Talk where she shares the process to resolve difficult mental and emotional issues or concerns through art. Then on Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m., and Sept. 22 at 2 p.m., Janette Damsma shares her true life story of rebellion, heartbreak and spiritual awakening through poetry, song and music.

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CeltiC thunder singer ryan Kelly commanded the stage at the South Okanagan events Centre on Monday night.

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Monday night, Celtic Thunder gave the full house at the South Okanagan Events Centre everything they expected, and then some. Although the show was just the third in a 62-stop tour in support of their latest release entitled Mythology, the six singers, backed by a sixpiece band, were flawless. Colm Keegan, Emmet Cahill, Ryan Kelly, Keith Harkin, George Donaldson and Neil Byrne, could do no wrong in front of the 3,500 fans who sang and clapped along. Their family-friendly music, dubbed “popera” is a favourite of PBS and they have performed at the White House and were named one of the top world music artists by Billboard. Performing mostly from a platform shaped like a Celtic cross, the six singers from Ireland took the stage to a round of applause as they began a 14-song first set that featured solo and ensemble performances of ballads, a musical number for the six-piece band and a cover of Thin Lizzy’s The Boys Are Back in Town.

The crowd favourite from the first half was Working Man performed by George Donaldson. The crowd also enjoyed the uptempo beat of the old Irish ballad The Star of County Down, performed by Donaldson, Cahill, Byrne and Keegan, as they clapped from start to finish. The lads from Ireland finished the first set with a stirring rendition of My Land which earned them the warmest applause of the evening. The second set saw Celtic Thunder spread their wings a bit, as they threw in I am a Man of Constant Sorrow, a bluegrass song, featured in the film O Brother Where Art Thou? and a cover of the Simon and Garfunkel song Sounds of Silence. Also featured in the second set was Song for the Mira and Turning Away. The latter ended the set and brought the audience to their feet. As for the encore, Celtic Thunder came out in kilts to perform Ireland’s Call which once again had the crowd singing along. Using words like amazing and fantastic, the crowd sent Celtic Thunder off with another standing ovation.


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Children’s Showcase returns for 30th season Kristi Patton

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The longest running children’s entertainment series in B.C. returns for their 30th anniversary to continue feeding the imagination of youth. Children’s Showcase is a non-profit organization, founded in 1983, dedicated to bringing professional quality performing arts to the South Okanagan. Prema Harris, committee member, has been volunteering with Children’s Show-

case for almost all of those 30 years. “I like what they were doing, bringing the performing arts to Penticton that weren’t so commercial and they were good quality performing arts that are affordable for families,” she said of her reasons for stepping on board. The goal of the Children’s Showcase is to enrich the lives of children and their families by exposing them to a wide variety of performances including dance,

That is always gratifying when you see how a child has been impacted by a performance. — Prema Harris

music, storytelling, theatre, juggling, mime, comedy and magic. Harris said the comments she hears from families

and smiles she finds on children’s faces at the shows keeps her coming back every year. “One time we had

some Cuban or South American drummers up on stage and this little boy went up all on his own and nobody stopped him. He went behind one of the djembe’s and all you could see from the audience was his little hands trying to drum,” said Harris. “That is always gratifying when you see how a child has been impacted by a performance.” Their target audience ranges in age from three to 12 years old, although their shows generally

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appeal to a much wider age range. In keeping with the short attention span of the younger members of the audience the shows are approximately one hour in duration. The acts are chosen by the committee who travel to two performance arts trade shows with a specific mandate in mind. “We want the performers we chose to be good at their craft and show a great deal of respect to the audience so they aren’t demeaning to the little kids. We also want the performers to be empowering for the kids,” said Harris. Kicking off the Children’s Showcase is the North Shore Celtic Ensemble on Nov. 3. The group has performed at the showcase before and are led by Claude Giguére and Jay Knutson. What began as Celtic is now a spirited no-boundaries repertoire that reflects a wide range of musical influences including celtic, jazz, classical folk and more. Knutson is a founding member of Spirit of the West and recorded several albums with the group. Penticton musician Bobby Bovenzi will be featured for the second show on Jan. 12, 2014 with The Real Cooligans. Organizers are hoping to feature cameo’s by other local performers during this show. “We are hoping to get artists who grew up in this area and maybe even grew up watching the Children’s Showcase,” said Harris. In February Peter and the Wolf will be told by Figuera Theatre. This company is based in Iceland and their acclaimed production of marionette, puppet and mask creations have been premiered on stages, films, television and museums around the globe. “His shows are pure

magic,” said Harris. “He takes children’s imagination away with him.” Finishing off the Children’s Showcase season is Robin Hood by Dufflebag Theatre on April 27, 2014. They perform over 600 shows a year around the world. DuffleBag actors begin retelling original adaptations of select fairy tales and classics and just when the audience becomes enthralled a twist is created. “They are quite funny. They narrate the story and then ask participants from the audience to come up and play the main characters,” said Harris. See all four shows for only $30 (series tickets) at the Cleland Theatre in the Penticton Community Centre. All shows are on Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. Robin Hood will be at Centre Stage Theatre located at the Summerland Secondary School. Tickets are available at Tumbleweed Gallery, Penticton & Wine Country Visitor Centre and The Beanery Coffee Co. in Summerland. Children’s Showcase also has a Theatre Angels program where etickets can be purchased anonymously and will be handed out through organizations like the Boys and Girls Club to individuals who would otherwise not be able to attend. Tickets for individual performances are sold at the door of the theatre on the day of the performance, 10 to 15 minutes before the curtain goes up. Individual door tickets are $12 per person. Some shows do sell out and organizers suggest to get a series package so you won’t be disappointed. For more information about Children’s Showcase or the Theatre Angels program visit www. or call 250-493-0475.

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Dancing room only at the Hot Jazz Festival There was hardly a vacant seat in the house at the 17th annual Pentastic Hot Jazz Festival as music lovers crowded into six venues around the city to hear ten fantastic bands, both old favourites and new visitors to what has become the largest jazz festival in the northwest. (Top right) Dance instructors Sandra and Graham Whiting were showing off and living it up on the dance floors. (Top left) Tom Rigney, backed up by his band Flambeau is a perennial favourite with everything from cajun to blues to waltzes. (Bottom left) Though they hail from Sonoma, California, there wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t

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Expect a visit next week from volunteers looking to round up donations for the third annual B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive. The good samaritans will distribute bags and brochures to homes throughout the region beginning Monday, then return Saturday to collect food items that will be turned over to local food banks. Last year in the Okanagan, 900 volunteers delivered bags to 36,000 addresses and collected 35,300 kilograms of food. In Penticton alone, 80 volunteers delivered bags to 5,700 addresses and later dropped off 3,600 kg of goods to the local food bank. “These totals were more than double what we had accomplished in our first year, and this year we hope to grow by at least 50 per cent more,” organizer Gary Morris said in a press release. The B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive grew out of a project that began in Burnaby in 2009 and was organized by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It’s grown to become non-denominational and was supported

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It’s commonly known as the bus barn, but it’s been a long time since it actually served that purpose. But this fall the old building at 199 Ellis Street has a new lease on life, as Fit Kidz Gymnastics club has taken it over as their new permanent location. Owner Annette Card had her first day of operation Tuesday and was enthusiastic about the new digs. “We were extremely busy and it was a lot of fun,” said Card. “The kids were organized, or looked like they were organized anyway, and people are really happy that we moved to the downtown location.” Last year, Fit Kidz was based in a building at Penticton airport, and Card said she is already hearing about how much more convenient the new location is, close to downtown businesses

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and amenities. Card said they will now be able to use the beach, Gyro Park and get more involved with the Farmers’ Market, all within a short walk from the building. “There are so many events going on for children or families throughout the summer,” said Card, noting they are also very close

to the Children’s Festival when it renews operations. Card said she first applied to lease the building from the City of Penticton 18 years ago, but at that time, they weren’t sure if they were going to find another use for the 7,800 square foot building or tear it down. Card jumped at the chance when she heard

the city was again looking for a tenant. This time, she said, the city has been very supportive, since her operation meshes with the city’s goals of making the downtown core a more vibrant place and draw in more people. “Last year we ended up with a membership close to 700 kids so that obviously brings some

people to the downtown,” said Card. Working with the city, Card said they have done extensive renovations to the building, not just paint, but installing new heaters, insulation, lighting, even washrooms. The outside of the building will be repainted in the spring. Card has a five-year lease on the bus barn and says she’s got no plans to move on. “We’re stuck, we’re no longer moving, we’re going to stay there,” she said. But Card said she also wants to keep building’s history alive, which was built in the early 70s as a Greyhound bus repair station. “One of our grandparents used to work for Greyhound in that particular building. I think it was built in 1972 and it has been sitting empty since the 1980s,” said Card. For more information about Fit Kidz programs, call 250-4865348.

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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Josh Holland, 14, races in the expert level with the Penticton BMX Club. President Jeff Babuin said Holland is riding really hard this year and is getting fast. Since riding a mountain bike, Holland credits that in improving his BMX skills. Holland said he’s been having a solid season and believes he will only get better. Holland enjoys being at the track and competing against other racers.

Coming home with four points from the BCHL Bauer Showcase in Chilliwack made the Penticton Vees happy. They’re even happier about how they did it. “I thought that we played really hard. Both games I thought our compete level and our tempo of play was real high,” said Vees coach Fred Harbinson. They opened with a 2-1 win over the Victoria Grizzlies as Ryan Gropp potted the winner late in the second period. On Saturday, the Vees edged the Alberni Valley Bulldogs 3-2. That game finished closer after the Vees were assessed two minor penalties within 30 seconds of each other. “We had the game in hand 3-1 and had two questionable calls late in the game on us to give them a 5-on-3 goal,” said Harbinson, who liked how his players limited Victoria to 23 shots and the Bulldogs to 18. “Our guys hung tight. Their goaltender (Brad Rebagliati, 39 saves) kept them in the game.” In that match, Gropp opened the scoring and was supported with goals from Travis Blanleil and Max Coatta, with his first BCHL goal. Harbinson said there were several positives from the weekend. One that he talked about was how the players got better from the opening game. “That’s always a good sign,” he said. “I think just the familiarity of playing another game. Game one playing on the smaller ice sheet. Victoria was a heck of a team, too. The idea is to everyday feel a little more comfortable out there and understand your systems. I think that’s kind of what happened.” Vees captain Brad McClure said everyone is adapting to the systems well. He liked their ability to adapt to the new things that they



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have learned. “You can notice a big difference in the second game opposed to the first,” said McClure, who tallied a goal and assist during the weekend. “How much better we were I thought.” When it came to the play of his line with Gropp and Ben Dalpe, he said they performed well. “Dalpes (brother of former Vee Zac Dalpe) had a good adjustment to the league there,” he said. “Gropper, he’s a good player. He’s fun to play with.” Harbinson said everyone’s job is to keep pucks out of the net, while being able to produce. “They clearly did that, a couple power play goals,” said Harbinson. “They are coming together real well.” Harbinson said its the coaching

staff’s job to find balance in the scoring with other lines and work on that started Monday. While at the Showcase, Harbinson and his staff watched the other games to get a sense of the league, while also networking with college coaches. “I think it’s going to be as usual a real tough conference,” said Harbinson. “A tough league.” Harbinson, also the Vees’ general manager, said 16-year-old defenceman Jarod Hilderman has made a verbal commitment to the University of Minnesota Duluth. There are several attributes in which the Bulldogs like about the 6-foot-1, Kamsack, Sask., product who joined the team from the Notre Dame program in Wilcox, Sask. “Coming from midget AA last

year, kind of an unknown. There is just so much upside with him,” said Harbinson. “With his offensive instincts, skating ability. Once again another player that competes at a high level.” In a team statement, Hilderman said he has followed UMD for quite some time said it is a perfect fit for his family. “Most importantly, I have family nearby and they will be able to closely follow the team when I enter the program in three years,” said Hilderman, who also followed a handful of other schools. In 31 games last season, Hilderman had 10 goals and 30 points along with 73 penalty minutes. Other Vees players have also received offers from colleges and are in the midst of making a decision.

Canucks Subban looks up to P.K. Emanuel Sequeira Western News Staff

The backyard rink and the hallway at home is where Jordan Subban and his brothers spent a lot of time playing hockey. Malcolm, a first round NHL draft pick of the Boston Bruins, played goal since he always wanted to be a goalie. That left Jordan, a 2013 NHL draft pick of the Vancouver Canucks, and P.K., a Norris Trophy-winning defenceman with the Montreal Canadiens, to battle one-onone. Jordan, who is playing in the Canucks Young Stars Classic hosted by Penticton, said the hallway walls took abuse, which didn’t please their mother. It was just their thing said Jordan, who never had to repair a wall. “I’m surprised she didn’t make us,” said Jordan of performing home repairs. “Maybe just paint over it a couple times. Nothing too crazy.”

When asked who won the battles between he and P.K., with a smile, Jordan said it was him. The Subbans have a strong relationship. It’s one Jordan takes advantage of to help him grow as a player. “I talk to him (P.K.) almost everyday,” he said. “Everyday while I’ve been here.” Jordan planned on talking to P.K. following a 4-1 loss to the Calgary Flames in the South Okanagan Events Centre on Friday night. Jordan was on the ice for three of four goals. “I think I started pretty well today and then sort of drifted off,” he said. “I know I have to be a lot better to give my team a better chance of winning.” The 5-foot-9, 175 pound defenceman for the Belleville Bulls, where he plays with Malcolm, lists retired NHL defenceman Brian Rafalski, Nicklas Lidstrom and Ilya Kovalchuk as his favorite players. Jordan said he talks about Ra-

falski a lot. “He is an undersized guy (listed at 5-foot10, 190 pounds) that played in the NHL for a long time, had a successful career.” Rafalski spent 11 years with the New Jersey Devils and Detroit Red Wings, winning the Stanley Cup three times, twice with the Devils. After two games in the Canucks Young Stars Classic, Jordan is minus-1 with three shots on net. He said the pace of the games is quicker than what he sees in the Ontario Hockey League. “Real physical, a lot of great players out there,” he said, adding that he faces opponents who have played junior, college and the pro level, including the NHL.“Unfortunately we couldn’t get the win tonight. I think we did some things well. We will be better versus Edmonton.” Find full story at

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Flame enjoys homecoming Emanuel Sequeira Western News Staff

It was pretty much a home tournament for Oliver product Corban Knight at the Canucks Young Stars Classic. Knight, who was born in Oliver and moved to High River, Alta., when he was three, played in three games for the Calgary Flames and finished with a goal and an even plus/minus. “Coming in talking to some of the guys, they said it’s an intense tournament,” said Knight, originally drafted by the Florida Panthers and traded to the Flames during the summer. “The level is extremely high. It was a hard-fought tournament.” After four years with the University of North Dakota, Knight said the tournament had very talented players. “You really realize you have to play at an extremely high level to be good,” said Knight, who idolizes retired Canuck Trevor Linden as he appreciated how Linden conducted himself on and off the ice. “Always have to work to get better. A lot of fun, but high-level hockey.” Knight was happy with his play, but knows there is room for improvement. Knight’s coach Troy Ward, of the Abbotsford Heat in the American Hockey League, said his player was fine and possesses a scoring ability that can’t be taught. However, there are areas Ward would like to see Knight better at. “To be honest, he has to play with some passion and some vigor,” said Ward, following their 3-2 loss to the San Jose Sharks Sunday night. “This isn’t college. You’re not going to have the puck all the time. You’re going to have to go get it back. We had a dump in the second period where it stands out to me the most. (Michael) Ferland dumped it in and went and got it, hit the guy behind the net. “If you’re going to play in the National Hockey League on the third or fourth line … you are going to have to play that way. Especially for Bob (Hartley, the Flames coach) and the organization. That’s an expectation,” said Ward. “When Corban has the puck, I’m fine with that. But when he doesn’t have it, he’s going to have to play like Ferland on that dump in and go get pucks and get


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his nose dirty.” Playing in the Canucks Young Stars Classic had special meaning for Knight as he was able to return to the area he first lived. “We still have friends and family around this area,” said the 6-2, 185 pound centre, adding that it was cool to return to the Okanagan and have family and friends watch him. “Both my parents were raised in this area. We come back quite a bit. It’s still kind of familiar.” When asked what he remembered about Oliver from his childhood, Knight said with a laugh, “I just remember how good the fruit was.” Tournament notes: The BCHL had five grads compete in the tour-

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Calling all runners and walkers. Lace up your sneakers and support your community Sept. 28 during the fourth annual Feed the Valley 5-kilometre run. The Feed the Valley 5-km run is an event to raise food and funds going to the Penticton Salvation Army Food Bank. The course follows a flat, out-and-back route starting on Green Mountain Road one kilometre west of the Channel Parkway bridge. All participants can enjoy a post-race pancake breakfast and be entered into the random draw prize giveaways. Entry costs are $12 for children, $18 for adults or $40 for a family. Register by visiting www. or Peach City Runners.

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SWEET VICTORY — Winners of the Vancouver Canucks Young Stars contest received their prizes, Friday night, at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton. From left are: Robert Appelman, representing the Penticton Hospitality Association (PHA); Cassandra Buckley of North Vancouver; Brendan Whitehouse of Chilliwack, accepting on behalf of his dad, Dave; Sarah Visser of Vernon; Carla Seddon of the SOEC; and Don Kendall of Black Press. All three winners received transportation to the Young Stars Tournament, tickets to all games, accommodation and special prizes including an autographed jersey, autographed stick and photos. The contest was sponsored by the PHA, the SOEC and Black Press. Jeff Hook photo

Okanagan Hockey Academy is beginning its 12th year of offering high quality athletic and academic programs to outstanding hockey players from all over the world. We are recruiting Billet Families in the Penticton, Westbench and Summerland areas to host a male player in their home for the upcoming school year beginning in September. This year OHA will have 7 teams, with 140 athletes ranging in age from 13-17 years old and we will need homes for 90 players. This high level program focuses on positive personal growth in the areas of Academics, Athletics and Citizenship. We rely on Billet Homes to provide a home away from home for these young people. All transportation is provided by the Academy. Billet families will receive $600.00/month. If you would like more information about opening your home to a player and being part of this exciting opportunity please contact:

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Dragon boats get windy excitement Emanuel Sequeira Western News Staff

Windy conditions added excitement to the 13th annual Penticton Dragon Boat Festival during the weekend. Race director Don Mulhall said Mother Nature made enough of an impact to put a smile on the face of race crews and strike a little fear in him. “Wind and stuff, it just

creates the potential for mishaps,” said Mulhall. “Teams were all raving about how exciting the racing was.” Mulhall said the event finished up as another great festival thanks to volunteer support. He was also pleased with the local crews that showed improvements. “All of our teams seemed to have raised the

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bar a bit,” said Mulhall. He was impressed with the Flying Dragons, made up of paddlers with an intellectual disability. “I don’t have the times from last year, but I know that their times were better,” he said. “Just watching them, they looked fabulous.” Two women’s teams made it to the platinum division playoffs. Despirit Houswives, who won in Vernon two weeks ago, finished seventh overall and third in the A final. The Penticton Dragon Bottoms were fourth in the platinum B final. Cheryl Hallsted, captain of the Dragon Bottoms, watched as her team crossed the finish line in (two minutes, 27 seconds) behind FLCC Fort Fury, which won in two minutes, 24 seconds, FLCC Dragon Alliance and FLCC Fraser Dragons, took third in two

minutes, 26 seconds. Hallsted said they performed very well. “Each year we have gotten better and better and better,” she said. “It shows the dedication of the paddlers. We have people aged 25 to 70, quite a diverse group. It makes such a difference to have all abilities and all ages in the boat and yet everyone work together.” Hallsted was forced to watch after she injured her arm falling off her bike before the event. “I was so disappointed not to be able to get back on the boat. It was almost as painful as going down on my bike, but not quite,” she laughed. The Peach City Dragons, a mixed team, finished third in the platinum B final. Patricia Wright of the Eh Team, a senior crew in the False Creek Rac-

ing Canoe Club, said they performed very well during the weekend prior to their first place result in the mixed gold C final. “We are concentrating on technique rather than worrying about winning,” said Wright, adding that the competition is strong. The only thing Wright, 80, didn’t like about the weekend was the unsportsmanlike behaviour of some teams. One team began badmouthing their coach and swearing at her. “Should be beneath anyone at this level of competition,” she said. “I’m very disappointed in that. Outside of that everything has been lovely. Good, happy atmosphere. It’s a beautiful venue.” Shawn Varrow of Kelowna’s Fire on Water women’s team, said they love the festival. Find full story at

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Crossing the country in a Tesla Roadster is nothing short of electrifying for Bonnie Bieber. While her nephew, Justin Bieber, is often the attention-grabber in her family, Bonnie is travelling from Seattle, Wash. to Summerside, Prince Edward Island in Sun Country Highway’s Emazing Race. Pulling up to Black Hills Winery in Oliver on Friday driving a Tesla Roadster, Bonnie was taking the spotlight like her pop-star nephew. You should see everyone rubber necking on the highway,” said Bonnie, who is attempting to set a Guinness World Record for the world’s longest distance in a Electric Vehicle on multiple charges. “It is like a magnet and draws people in so when you park somewhere, everyone comes around and wants to ask questions.” The roadster, selling for about $40,000 in Canada, is known for feeling more like a fighter jet than a sports car. It can go from zero to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds and definitely turns heads. “I love to travel and drive and with an opportunity to drive a car like this, who wouldn’t go for that?” The EV race features Sun Country Highway’s EV Charging Network, the fastest Level Two charges available on the market today. Glenn Fawcett, president of Black Hills Estate Winery, said installing a charger at their tasting room, which is open daily until October from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., was a no-brainer because it fits into their environmental mandate. “Some of our biggest wine customers really wanted us to have this installed. As well we are very environmentally sensitive at our winery,

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as are the tourists that visit and the Sun Country message fits right in with what we do here,” said Fawcett. Black HIlls is committed to sustainable, environmentally-friendly farming and winemaking practices. They have been awarded Environmental Farm Plan Status by the B.C. Environmental Farm Plan. The goal of the Emazing race is to try and hit as many of the Sun Country Highway charges as drivers can to earn points by scanning a QR code located on the chargers themselves. There are two vehicles that are up for the Guinness record if they cross the finish line in P.E.I. by Sept. 21. Danny and Marjorie Rempel, from Saskatchewan are driving a 2013 Tesla Signature 5. There are over 700 stations with Sun Country Highway electric chargers, with 1,000 expected to be in place by the end of the year. The project is completely funded by the private sector and has a standard plug that fits any electric vehicle. The stations are all located in places where people can plug in and spend time at a winery, walking around downtown shopping or

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to boost the profile of the emission free movement. MacGregor added now with charging stations in Princeton (at the town hall) and in Oliver (at Black Hills Winery and more wineries interested in coming online), it is possible for people driving EV cars to cruise down the Hope-Princeton Highway and make their way to Kelowna where the next Sun Country Charger is found. “This boosts the economic, social and the


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Feed & Hay Good quality meadow hay, tarp covered, $150 per ton, (250)499-5407

Livestock Must re-home to forever home, registered miniature black stallion, 13 yrs old found no vices, companion to quarter horse gelding and mare, loves children. 250 491-1315. Premium Wood Shavings New supplier of Animal bedding, starting at $250 for 54 cubic yards delivered, (250)770-0214

Garage Sales 342 Rigsby Street, Penticton. Saturday Sept. 7,2013 from 7 am to 1pm. Wide variety of items, large and small. Grand Forks: Antique “ish” Estate & yard sale. Sat 14 to Sat 21st. 9am-4pm. 3210 Hall Frontage Rd. Heritage Hills Moving Sale 170 Christie Mtn. Lane Huge moving sale incl. antiques & collectibles everything must go! Sat & Sun, 9am-4pm Warehouse Sale, Harley after market parts, motorcycle clothing & helmets, leathers, vintage clothing, antiques, collectibles, tons of stuff, 13006 Lakeshore Dr. South, Summerland, 250-490-6644

Heavy Duty Machinery

Misc. Wanted Genuine Coin Collector Buyer Collections, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins etc 250-499-0251 Private Collector looking to buy a coin collection, Can., US & specialty foreign coins. Also looking for error coins. Todd: 250-864-3521 Old spoon collector, 864-3521 Wanted to buy Jewelry to repair or recycle or out of date. 1-778-932-2316

Musical Instruments MUSIC LESSONS! Guitar, piano, voice, ukulele. Maeve Lily School of Music, Penticton, (778)476-5917,

Sporting Goods

A-STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20’40’45’53’ in stock. SPECIAL 44’X40’ Container Shop w/steel trusses $13,800! Sets up in one day! 40’ Containers under $2500! Call Toll Free Also JD 544 & 644 wheel loaders JD 892D LC Excavator Ph 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB SCRAP PAPPY Will pay cash for oversized scrap steel, cats, yarders, saw mill equipment, farm equipment, etc. All insurance in place to work on your property. 250-260-0217

Help Wanted

Freezer beef, grain fed, no hormones, no antibiotics, by the side, $3.25 lb. CWF. 250307-3430 or 250-546-6494 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. STEEL BUILDINGS/Metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206.

***2009 Electric Golf Carts*** $2100 each, Club Cars (250)493-6791

Real Estate

483 Maurice St. - Penticton Open House, Sat., Sept. 14 10 AM - 12 PM $499,000 MLS# X2702291 Top 5 nalist for Okanagan, Provincial & National Awards. Luxury 2BR, 3 bath townhouse, Lg. dbl. garage. Low Strata fees. 250-492-6756 BEST BUY EVER! Age and health forcing the owner to sell, owner needs to go into care home. Reduced from $299,000 to $160,000. The house is in Greenwood BC, 420 Gold Ave. Built in 1970, 2apt, total size 3800sqft, lot size 8400sqft, 7bdrm 3.5 bath fully furnished. Call Arthur 250-492-4060 Owner Financing, on 4 bdrm, 2 bath home in Coldstream area of Vernon. Lrg Landscaped Lot .71 acre with kids playhouse, beautiful gardens, front patio with view, rear patio with privacy on quiet Rd. Will accept RV, property or ? as down payment. Asking $429,000. 778-475-2112, 250-309-1506.

Mobile Homes & Parks FACTORY DIRECT Wholesale CSA certified modular homes, manufactured/mobile homes and park model homes, we ship throughout Western Canada. Visit us online at or 877-976-3737

Recreational 60’ Lakefront on Westside Rd w/quad bunk 32’ RV trailer sewer holding tank, hydro & water. $75,000. 250-938-0755

Other Areas

$75,000. 6.27 acres near Edgewood, Well, Hydro & Septic, 250-269-7328

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.

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PRIME LAKEVIEW LOTS from $140,000. Also: 1 precious 3 acre parcel, owner financing. 250-558-7888

Apt/Condo for Rent

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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

Pets SHILOH SHEPHERD, Beautiful puppies - large, rare breed w. plush coat. born 06/19, micro chipped, shots / Shiloh registr. $1500 250-838-0234

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HVAC Refrigeration Mechanic



BRAND NEW Queen Mattress & Box Set. Company coming? Tired of your old mattress? Still in plastic Mfg. warranty 250.870.2562

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HERBARIA Garden and Lawn. Quality landscape maintenance. Ten years experience. Call Paul for your pruning, hedge-trimming and general gardening needs. Free visit for first-time customers to answer any questions. 250-493-3362

GUARANTEED JOB Placement: General laborers and tradesmen for oil and gas industry. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message. For Information 1-800-972-0209.



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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Located in the beautiful Okanagan Valley, Nixon Wenger is one of the largest, fastest, growing law firms outside of Greater Vancouver. Currently with 21 lawyers and a newly constructed office building, our Vernon, B.C. office has an opening for a Conveyancer. Our successful candidate will have 3-4 years of conveyancing experience and must be able to complete residential and commercial deals from start to finish. The applicant will have strong communication skills, will be very detail-oriented and must be highly organized. In addition, the applicant must be knowledgeable with E-Filing through BC Online and experience with econveyance would be an asset. Responsibilities will also involve interacting with clients by phone and email. Our firm offers a positive working environment with competitive salaries, a group benefits package, an RRSP program and a moving allowance. Nixon Wenger welcomes your interest in this position within our Conveyancing Department. Please submit your resumes to by Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 at 4:00pm. We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.




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Property Management

PENTICTON RV Park now open for seasonal camping. Sept. to April. $450 plus hydro. No dogs pls. Also require retired couple with own RV for onsite caretakers. Oct 1 to March 1 -

2006 Chev Impala, Estate Sale, 98,000k, Good Condition, $6500, 250-462-4367 SMART ForTwo - 2008, like new, only 46,000 km. Comes with 2 sets of rims and tires, heated seats panoramic roof, and CD. Asking $8,500 Phone 250-493-6565.

2005 Kawasaki KLR 650, 10,800kms, aluminum skid plate, rear h/d pivot kit, new knuckle buster hand guards, $3500 obo, (250)492-4089

Illness Forces Sale: 1999 FourWinds Class C 29’ MH. Ford V10. ONLY 34,300 KM!!! REDUCED TO: $24,900. Sleeps 8. Private BdRm: Walk Around Q-bed, new memory foam mattress. Shower with skylight + Outdoor shower. Dual 2 door fridge. 3 burner gas range with oven & exhaust hood. MW. Tons of storage space inside and out. Chesterfield. Accordian dual blinds. Winter tank heaters. New Marine battery. BU camera. Generator-inside controls. Roof & dash AC. Cable hookups. AC/DC TV avail. Offers considered. For Pics email: 250-495-3385 or 250486-1565

RENTALS The Verana: Exec. 2 bdrm + den condo. F/s, w/d, d/w, air/heat, pkg and deck. $1250.00 incl water. Avail Sept. 1. Kaleden House: 4 bdrm w/den. F/s, d/w, w/d, 2 f/p’s, cent. air/heat, 2 bathrooms, rec. room, large yard w/garage and deck. Avail Sept. 15. $1375.00 + util.


101-3547 SKAHA LAKE RD.

1bdrm condo, ground floor, 5appl., ns, small pet ok, $800, call (250)809-6063 1bdrm unit, parking avail. great location, $700 heat/cable incl. n/s, cat ok w/deposit, 250-488-7902 2bdrm, $800, adult/senior oriented, clean, quiet, cat ok, 250-492-7328 2bdrm Exec. at Lakeshore Towers, 9th fl., furnished, pool, gym, sauna/hot tub, term lease now-June 30, Dennis at Realty Exec.’s, 250-493-4372 2bdrm, great location, private parking, quiet, secure building, large storage room, laminate floors, $800, heat/cable incl., cat ok with dep., ns, 250-4887902 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. Tiffany Gardens, 2bdrm, no pets, $800/mo., (250)4920413

Commercial/ Industrial 485 Warren Ave E, 2345 sq.ft., high profile corner building, shop, new lighting, new offices, 3-phase power, 10x10 o/h door, shop w/1 tonne center pole jib crane, etc., Penticton, (250)490-9016, for info email: PRIME Commercial Space: 2300sqft. in busy Apple Plaza, ample parking. Call Barb 250492-6319

Duplex / 4 Plex 2 Bdrm apt., Insuite W/D, prkg, A/C, storage, located off Government & Penticton. N/P, N/S. $875 +utils. Avail Oct 1st. Phone 250-486-3539 or 1-888-669-9844. 2 BR +Den, 2.5 ba, 1500 sqf, walk to Downtown & Lake, quiet street, landscaped yard, patio, fruit trees, 5 appl., air con., basement for storage, N/S, small pets considered, Oct. 1, $1300, 250-490-2051 5 BDRM & den over 2400 sqft $1450. 2 entrances. Long term only. Fenced yard. Close to Penticton high school. 250- 487-0268

Shared Accommodation To share: Choice Beach, Park, Resort location condo, partly furnished, 2 fridges, large balcony w/beautiful view, must be clean, working responsible person, prefer mature male, $600-$800 (incl. heat, power, phone), rent neg. as I will be here part-time. for more info, Cynthia, (250)490-8046 between 9 & 10am or 7-8pm

Suites, Lower 2bdrm basement suite, Wiltse area, avail. Sept. 15, np, ns, (778)476-2007 (evenings) Rural Summerland, 1bdrm basement suite, fenced yard, pets welcome, $900/mo., (incl. Util. & TV), call 250-494-4409, after 5pm Spacious 1200 sq ft, ground level, very clean, self contained suite. Laundry, lake view, radiant floor heating, 2 parking spots, lg patio. Quiet, bright. $1350/mo includes util. Call 250-274-4634.

Suites, Upper 2bdrm suite in quiet neighbourhood, prefer mature working person, ns, np, $750/mo., (util. incl.), call 250-493-3428 3bdrm, 1.5bath, Wiltse area, fantastic view over city, bright open concept, fully fenced, large backyard, util. incl. except phone, ns, all appl., avail. Sept. 15 or Oct. 1, $1500, 250-747-0393


Auto Accessories/Parts 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

Auto Financing

1995 Chrysler Lebaron GTC Convert

White protected finish, front bucket seats c/w centre console, white leather interior w/ black trim, power white top, V6 auto, 3 speed, Michelin tires. Summer driven only, garage stored, well maintained/serviced, 43,000 miles, no accidents.


250-868-2040 after 11am

2007 Toyota Yaris, 4 door sedan, auto, silver, p/w, p/b, a/c, am/fm cd, 14,850 original km’s, great on gas! 250-809-6020

Recreational/Sale 1978 Okanagan Camper, 8 ft (lightweight), comes with Ice box, 3 burner stove & aluminum folding steps, asking $500 OBO, 250-488-9899 1996 Komfort 19’ trailer, exc. cond., low mileage, hardly used, incl. solar panel, a/c, micro., $5800, 250-496-5231 2002 Itasca Spirit V10, 22’ Cls C, Qu O/Cab bed, lg sofa, slps-6, lg bath, ducted a/c, custom cargo deck, cab shelf & stovetop cover. Dual fr/frzr, ext. shower, awning. 94,000 KM. Spotless, Exc. cond. $27,900 OBO. 250-490-3483 2006 5th Wheel, 28.5 “B” model, 2 slides, $16,900 or older Motorhome on trade, 250-770-3296

Apt/Condo for Rent

Near college & SOEC, 2 bdrm furnished older home, f, s, w, d, fenced yard. Avail. Sept. to June 30/14. (H679) $1200 Newer ground floor 2 bdrm, 2 bath furnished condo by Skaha Beach, garage. Avail. Sept. or Oct. to June 30/14 (A441)

HOUSES $1400 Near Columbia School, 3 bdrm large family home w/ 1 bdrm in-law suite, 5 appliances, garage, low maintenance yard. Avail. NOW (H656-1) $1650 Naramata, panoramic lakeview, 4 bdrm home, 5 appliances, covered veranda, wood fp. Semi furnished or unfurnished. Avail. NOW (OT589)


Trucks & Vans 1989 Ford 4wd truck, reas. good shape, good hunter’s vehicle, $3400, 250-497-8318 2007 GMC Acadia SLE, 9 passenger vehicle, 220,000 kms in great shape. $9800.00 call 809-8267

BEACH BUNNIES Upscale Men’s Spa #32-2789 Hwy 97 250-448-8854 MALE 4 Male Erotic Massage $95, waxing, intimate grooming & skin care. Winfield, 9-9 Daily 250-766-2048 SOOO SEXY SANDY The Original K-Town Girl. 38D, 29, 34. Let’s Play! 878-1514

2009 GMC 2500 HD, ext cab, 4x4, 23,800 kms, $29,900. 2003 9’ Bigfoot. $18,900. 250542-0650

Vernon’s Best! Jayde 24, Starla 40, Savanna 21,Alice 19. Short notice appts.For your safety & comfort, in/out 250-307-8174. DTWN. Hiring!

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NOTICE OF SECOND PUBLIC HEARING Official Community Plan & Zoning Amendment Electoral Area ‘D’ – Apex Mountain




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REALTY EXECUTIVES VANTAGE 3nd floor walk up, bach suite, fridge, stove, coin-op laundry, util incl. Avail. Sept. 15 (WGA303) $750 Top floor 2 bdrm walk up, quiet building, fridge, stove, coinop laundry, extra storage. Avail. Oct. 1 (SHM 301) $1300 Alysen Place, 4th floor, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, H.W floors, 6 appl, sec’d parking, large balcony. Avail. Oct. 1 (OT590)


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Tuesday, September 24, 2013


7:00 pm – Question and Answer Session 7:30 pm – Public Hearing


RDOS Board Room 101 Martin Street, Penticton

PURPOSE: to amend the Electoral Area ‘D’ Kaleden-Apex Southwest Sector Official Community Plan (OCP) Bylaw No. 2456, 2008, and Zoning Bylaw 2457, 2008, in order to introduce “vacation rental” as a permitted use at the Apex Alpine Area and to introduce a new set of General Regulations related to “vacation rental” uses. Amendment Bylaw No. 2456.05, 2013: to amend the Official Community Plan Bylaw by replacing the Low Density Residential (LR) designation that applies to those lands at the Apex Alpine Area to Mixed Use Apex Alpine (RMU). Amendment Bylaw No. 2457.12, 2013: to amend the Zoning Bylaw by introducing “vacation rentals” as a permitted use in the Mixed Use Apex Alpine (RMU) Zone, and to replace the existing Resort Cottage (RC) and Residential Two Family (Duplex) (RS3) Zone with a new Residential Apex Alpine (RS4) Zone in which “vacation rentals” are listed as a permitted use, with a site specific component dealing with duplex dwelling units; and to introduce a new set of General Regulations related to “vacation rental” uses. Amend OCP Bylaw No. 2456, 2008: from: Low Density Residential (LR) to:

Mixed Use Apex Alpine (RMU)

$1100 Near Wal-Mart Superstore & schools, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, end unit townhouse, 5 appl. Avail. Oct. 1 (Th481) Prospective tenants must complete an application form at:

280 MAIN STREET, PENTICTON, B.C. V2A 5B2 PHONE: 250-493-4372 -

Homes for Rent 1bdrm clean, close to Cherry Lane and Superstore, avail. immed., (250)492-4878 2bdrm 1ba, 5appl.,+ window coverings, beside Cherry Lane, ns, np, Oct. 01, $1200/mo. + util., Dep. Req.,mature couple prefered. (250)493-0090 2bdrm+den, completely remodelled, 5appl, fenced yard, close to conference centre & bus route, ns, np, avail. Oct. 1, $1100+util., 250-462-6787 2bdrm house on large lot, nice setting, 790 E. Duncan Ave., non-smokers, long term, $1050, (250)487-8185 732 Winnipeg St., 4bd, 2ba, garage, fenced yard, $1400, 485 Bennett Ave., 3bd, fenced yard, $1150, 124 Roy Ave., 5bd, fenced yard, garage, $1500, VJ 250-490-1530 LACASA Lake Cottage Resort, Elegant & Modern 2bdrm, den, fully furnished, Move in ready, avail Immed $1150+utils, 250-491-0823 LakeView 2bdrm, (Winfield) fenced back yard, sm dogs, no cats, 5-appl, garage, shed, Sept 15, $1600. incl,util. DD. (250)801-9118 Olalla, spacious bright 3bdrm, 1 full bath, laundry room, w/d/f/s, garage, large deck, landscaped, No pets, No smoking, ref.’s, avail. Nov. 1, $875/mo., (250)499-5700

Cars - Sports & Imports

2006 25.5 ft. Glastron Bowrider Big engine, convertible top, special exhaust, Volvo drive, parked on the lake, low hours, extra clean. $34,900 Call: 778-484-0023 or 780-499-0126

Only qualified applicants will be contacted.



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955 ROBINSON AveNue 3 bed townhouse, f/s, dishwasher, garage.

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4 bed, 2 bath duplex, rec room, decent sized yard, 5 appliances. Located close to Columbia school.

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1+2 bed, lakeview, furnished. Avail. Oct. 25 - May 31

499 eCKHARDT AveNue eAST 3 bed duplex plus fully finished basement with 2 bed and family room.

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Amend Zoning Bylaw No. 2457, 2008: from:

Residential Resort Cottage (RC)


part Residential Apex Alpine (RS4); part Residential Apex Alpine Site Specific (RS4s);

VIEW COPIES OF THE DRAFT BYLAWS & SUPPORTING INFORMATION AT: Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen 101 Martin Street, Penticton, BC on weekdays (excluding statutory holidays) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Anyone who considers themselves affected by the proposed bylaw amendments can present written information or speak at the public hearing. All correspondence for the public hearing to be addressed to: Public Hearing Bylaw No. 2456.05 & 2457.12, 2013, c/o Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen. No letter, report or representation from the public will be received after the conclusion of the public hearing. This public hearing has been delegated to a Director of the Regional District. Please note that all correspondence submitted to the Regional District in response to this Notice will form part of a public record and will be published in a meeting agenda when this matter is before the Regional Board or a Committee of the Board. The Regional District considers the author's address relevant to the Board's consideration of this matter and may discuss this personal information. The author's phone number and email address is not relevant and should not be included in the correspondence if the author does not wish this personal information disclosed.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: Telephone: 250-490-4107 Fax: 250-492-0063 Email: Web:

Donna Butler, MCIP Manager of Development Services

Bill Newell Chief Administrative Officer

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calendar 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 a.m. Call 250-493-2111 to confirm line dance activities.

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 250492-2549 for info.

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The Order Of St. Luke meets Wednesdays at noon for one hour in the chapel of St. Saviour’s Anglican Church. Join us for healing prayer. PenTicTOn QuilTers’ Guild meets on the second Wedensday of the month at 9:30 a.m. in the Salvation Army Church on South Main. Short business meeting, coffee and show and tell. New members and visitors welcome. Visit for more information. BereavemenT The resOurce Centre at 626 Martin St. hosts weekly drop in grief support sessions Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. For more information on other available programs or support in the loss of a pet, please call 250-490-1107. All welcome. Oliver dOuBle O Quilters have dropin activities every Wednesday. fOsTer care infO sessions every Wednesday at 10 a.m. at MCFD Resource Office. For info call Moe at 250-770-7524 or visit or foster. 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. in the Penticton library. Call Birgitta at 250-7701154 for info. BinGO every Wednesday

in the Legion hall with the Ladies Auxiliary, 502 Martin St. at 1 p.m. Lunches are available. anaveTs has humP Day with dinner by Stu at 5:30 p.m. and music by Buzz Byer at 6:30 p.m. 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. KiWanis cluB has a lunch meeting every Wednesday at noon at 390 Brunswick St. 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. 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 info. 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 250492-7630 for info. 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. alcOhOlics anOnymOus has Nooners meetings Monday to Friday noon at 361 Wade Ave. Call service 24 hours is 250490-9216. Night group meets in the Baptist Church at 7:30 p.m. at 1498 Government St. The Summerland group meets at 8 p.m. at 13204 Henry Ave. in the basement.



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fiTness friends meeT in the Royal Canadian Legion, 502 Martin St. at 10 a.m. Get in shape. For info call Dot at 250-4925400. The sOuTh OKanaGan and Similkameen MS Society hosts a support group the first Thursday of each month, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the MS Office at 3373 Skaha Lake Rd. Those with MS, their family, friends, and caregivers are welcome to attend. For more information, please call Sherry at 250-493-6564 or e-mail inTeriOr heaTh faciliTaTes a caregiver support group for individuals caring for a family member or friend, at home or in a care facility in the Penticton Health Centre on the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Contact Interior Health at 250-770-3486 for info. francO 50-Plus cluB meets from 1:30 to 3:30

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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 250-770-7865 or Evelyn at 250-770-7865 for more information and location. Desert sage spinners and Weavers Guild meets at 10 a.m. at the Oliver Community Centre. Visitors are always welcome. If you are interested in becoming a member stop by or contact Gail Erickson at rgerickson@ or 250-498-4959. Newcomers welcome. royaL canaDian Legion branch 40 has NFL football at 5:30 p.m., crib and







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drop-in eight ball pool at 7 p.m. in the Legion hall at 502 Martin St. tops B. c. 1640 meets from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Bethel Church basement at 945 Main St. Phone Beverley at 250493-5968 or Liz at 250493-7997 for more info. 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. aL-anon for frienDs and family of alcoholics meets at 7:30 p.m. in the Summerland United Church. Call 250-4909272. 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. south Main Drop-in Centre has Spanish conversation and carpet bowl at 10 a.m., bingo, improver line dance and crafters meet at 1 a.m. Call 250493-2111 to confirm line dance activities. aLcohoLics anonyMous 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.


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fraternaL orDer of the Eagles has Joseph’s famous pizza at 4 p.m. and musical bingo at 7 p.m. All members and guests welcome to the hall at 1197 Main St. penticton fLy fishers meet the first Thursday each month at 216 Hastings St. at 7 p.m. They welcome new individuals and family memberships. For more info, visit www. eLks cLuB on Ellis Street has darts at 7 p.m. All skill levels welcome.


September 13 seniors singLes Lunch Club welcomes 65-plus each Friday. For location call 250-496-5980 or 250-770-8622. c anaDian r oyaL 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. Thrash wrestling at 7 p.m. eLks cLuB on Ellis Street has drop-in darts and pool starting at 7 p.m. s enior c oMputer Drop-in sessions are held Monday and Friday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for members to help solve problems other members may be experiencing with their computers. aLcohoLics anonyMous has a group meet in Naramata at 8 p.m. at 3740 3rd St. in Community Church hall. In Summerland, the step study meeting is at 7:30 p.m. at 13204 Henry Ave. Friends Friday night at 6:30 p.m. at 2964 Skaha Lake Rd. at Oasis United Church. aL-anon Meets at the Oasis United Church at

2964 Skaha Lake Rd. from 6 to 7 p.m. For info call 250-490-9272. B ereaveMent t he resource Centre at 626 Martin St. hosts weekly drop-in grief support sessions Fridays at 10:30 p.m. For more information on other available programs or support in the loss of a pet, please call 250-490-1107. overeaters anonyMous Meets from noon to 1 p.m. at the United Church at 696 Main St. 890 Wing of South Okanagan Air Force Association meets at 4 p.m. in the clubhouse at 126 Dakota Ave. fraternaL orDer of Eagles has dinner from 5 to 7 p.m., entertainment with Plan C from 7 to 11 p.m. anavets has karaoke with Jack Ramsay at 7 p.m.

Upcoming EVEnTS the penticton garDen Club welcomes Kathryn McCourt speaking about urban agriculture with lots of tips for better gardens at the Penticton Library Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 19. the penticton squares dance club is presenting today’s style of square dancing at the Cherry Lane Mall on Sept. 21 at 3 p.m. For more info call 250-492-5856 or 250492-3247 or email n araMata t he scottish Country Dance club invites everyone to their new season of classes on Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. Please bring softsoled shoes to wear for dancing. For more information call Davina at 250-487-1272.

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