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Food bank among groups losing preferred tax status and non-proﬁt organizations, ranging from the SS Sicamous Restoration Society to the Royal Canadian Legion. Churches won’t have to reapply for Places of worship in Penticton don’t have to worry about their tax exemption three years — all that is required to mainfrom the city for the next three years, thanks tain their tax exempt status is that someone from the church visits to changes approved city hall annually to by city council Monsign a declaration that day evening. conditions haven’t But a half-dozen changed, and they community groups, are still operating as a some of which were church. previously on the taxHelena Koexempt list, including The receivers of this nanzCoun. was surprised at the Salvation Army Food Bank, didn’t shouldn’t take it as a some of the groups on the list to be denied make the cut this year. given or as a right, it is tax exemption. Mayor Garry Litke “Their working said the city is being actually a gift from the capital is excessive, generous in the tax city to them. over $100,000,” said exemptions, but the Deb Clipperton, acttax breaks aren’t guar— Garry Litke, Mayor ing revenue supervianteed to be there forsor, conﬁrming that ever. the South Okanagan “Not only should Brain Injury Society, we be warning that the Salvation Army’s there could, at some food bank and thrift point, be a reduction stores, along with the of that generosity, but in the meantime (they should) celebrate Senior’s Drop-in Centre had all been in last how generous this city actually is,” said year’s approved group. In 2009, council introduced a new poliLitke. cy to reduce tax exemptions for non-proﬁt “The receivers of this shouldn’t take it as a given or as a right, it is actually a gift from organizations with over $50,000 working capital, but ended up backing away from it the city to them.” Including churches, council approved after the controversial policy drew public municipal tax exemptions totalling concern. $392,855 for a variety of community groups See EXEMPTIONS - Page 3 Steve Kidd
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STOMPIN GOOD TIME — Judy Blackwell does the stomping as her Grape Expectations teammate Brenda Kilasa collects the bounty in a plastic jug during the first round of the grape stomp during the annual Oliver Festival of the Grape, Sunday. For more pictures and story see Pages 12 and 13. Mark Brett/Western News
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Thorpe to head Revenue Agency board Former Okanagan MLA brings portfolio full of experience Steve Kidd
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Years ago, if you asked former Okanagan MLA Rick Thorpe if he ever saw himself chairing a national board overseeing the Canada Revenue Agency, he would likely have laughed it off. Last week, that’s exactly what happened when Kerry-Lynne Findlay, minister of national revenue, named Thorpe to a fouryear term as chair of the CRA board of management. Thorpe, who has already served
two years as a member of the board, said he is honoured to be named chair. His focus while a B.C. cabinet minister responsible for reducing red tape and making it easier for people to deal with the government, he continued, mirrors the current direction of the Federal government. While in provincial office, Thorpe’s portfolios also included small business and economic development, along with various business and tax issues. He describes himself as a
“caring fiscal hawk.” “I was raised by my late mother to make sure that we were able to help those truly in need. One of the ways you do that is by making sure you have just a little bit of money in the jar, that the jar is not always empty,” said Thorpe. “His extensive experience in the public and private sectors as well as his recent experience as a member of the CRA’s board will not only provide continuity and strength to the management of the CRA, but will also benefit the CRA’s overall strategic direction,” said Findlay. The CRA management board has 15 members, representing all the provinces and the federal government, formed as an arm’s-
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New alcohol permits for wineries counter regional district zoning bylaws Joe Fries
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Some local politicians are uneasy with the evolution of winery restaurants in the Okanagan. Over the past two decades, the Agricultural Land Commission has moved from not permitting wineries in the areas over which it has jurisdiction to eventually allowing them to operate and later incorporate restaurants. And just this year, it authorized a non-farm-use application that cleared the way for Tinhorn Creek Vineyards’ restaurant Miradoro to sell B.C. beer and spirits, in addition to B.C. wine, making it the second such business in the province to receive permission. In this area, however, the ALC’s policy shift is still at odds with zoning bylaws of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, which pushed for the caveat that limits alcohol sales to B.C. products. Last week, an RDOS committee directed staff to create zoning amendments to reflect the ALC’s new direction, although some members are worried they’re headed down a slippery slope. “The restaurants that open on that (agricultural) land are getting a pretty significant tax break and competitive advantage compared to someone operating in a commercial centre,” said Wes Hopkin, a Penticton city councillor and RDOS director. Allan Patton, the director for rural Oliver, said he has discussed the matter with BC Assessment, which told him that because of larger agricultural lot sizes, tax bills for wineries with restaurants are “darn close” to those for eateries in municipal areas. Other directors worried that loosening restrictions
on winery restaurants could eventually lead to a freefor-all. “This is, I think, kind of a sleeping elephant here,” said Tom Siddon, the director for Okanagan FallsKaleden. “We’re only trying to plug the gap for awhile, but we really have to face the crunch issue: Do we want restaurants all over the hinterland on agricultural land where they get all these tax advantages and they’re creating unfair competition for the vineyards that are operating according to the standard practice?” he said. “These people don’t just want to grow grapes and make wine; they want to make money. Isn’t it obvious?” RDOS chief administrative officer Bill Newell told directors it will be difficult to strike the right regulatory balance. “I don’t think there is any black-and-white type of solution to this,” he said. His report to the board also noted the ALC likely does not have enough staff available to ensure winery restaurants are selling only B.C. beer and spirits. Patton asked the committee to further tighten up the proposed RDOS bylaw to only allow alcohol made with products grown in B.C., although fellow directors shot down that idea. Osoyoos Mayor Stu Wells, also an RDOS director, noted it would be virtually impossible to trace the origin of everything that goes into a bottle of beer. “I don’t want to get into a situation where we have hop police and barley police,” he said. Both Hester Creek and Burrowing Owl estate wineries are also in the process of getting approval to expand the drink menu at the their respective restaurants.
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Council also rescinded a similar decision in 2011 after 10 organizations appealed. Though an additional $15,000 in taxes would make a big difference in their charitable work, Major Dave Sobool of the Salvation Army wasn’t shocked by the denial of their exemption request, and expects the group will appeal. “Exactly how we are going to approach that, I am going to have to contact our divisional headquarters,” he said. “It’s not an abnormal thing to happen in this world, cities have been doing that all over the place.” Konanz questioned the arbitrary cut-off, pointing out that even nonprofits need to have working capital. Coun. John Vassilaki took the opposite tack, agreeing with Litke and suggesting Penticton has a higher tax-exempt roll than other Okanagan cities. “We are probably double or triple of what Kelowna gives out,” said Vassilaki. “We should prepare these folks for the shock that might come or might not come a year or two down the road.” However, City of Kelowna budgets show $4 million in
tax exemptions scheduled for 2014, about 3.9 per cent of the $103.7 million they collected in municipal taxes last year. By comparison, Penticton’s $392,855 is about 1.5 per cent of the city’s $25.92 million 2013 tax roll. “I think this is a partnership that is an investment in social issues. In that regard, I know these churches all have programs for families in need, families in crisis. They help in numerous ways,” said Coun. Judy Sentes. “While it is an enormous dollar amount we gift, I think the community recognizes there is a huge partnership that gives back to those that are in need.” Council voted unanimously to approve the staff recommendations as is, though Coun. Andrew Jakubeit pointed out the organizations that were denied have to lodge their appeal soon. “They still have our next meeting to ask for reconsideration, because by Oct. 31, we have to send in these exemptions. If they came to us in November, we couldn’t grant them exemption,” said Jakubeit.
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Officials from the B.C. Corrections branch are touring the South Okanagan, letting everyone know the new prison is still on its way. Wednesday morning, Penticton residents have a chance to find out what the corrections branch has to say at a special council meeting at 9 a.m. in city hall. Early this year, the province announced it had selected a bid from the Osoyoos band, proposing a site in the Senkulmen Business
Park as the location for the new 378-cell, high-security facility. City manager Annette Antoniak said she isn’t sure what the delegation wants to tell council, though she expects it to be positive. “I don’t actually have their presentation, but they’ve been making the rounds to all the municipalities in the South Okanagan Similkameen. They are giving us an update with where they are at with the correctional facility,” said Antoniak, adding that she expects the
delegation to also talk about opportunities related to contracts becoming available for work on the prison. The delegation is expected to give a project update as well as talk about jobs before and after construction. Details about an online business registry for local contractors and service providers is also expected to be available. Penticton Mayor Garry Litke said the public is invited to the special council meeting to listen to the information as well, though there won’t be
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Canada, an average of eight Canadians still die from fire every week. Kitchen nightmares As part of their eduare a reality, especially cation efforts, the Pentwhen it comes to fires. icton Fire Department More than any other and the drama class part of the home, the from Penticton Secondkitchen is the location a ary are visiting local fire is most likely to start, elementary schools to or a burn injury occur. spread the message. That’s why the theme “We’re hoping that if of this year’s Fire Prewe can get out and eduvention Week, which cate the children with runs until Oct. 12 is preregards to safety, we’re venting kitchen fires. hoping that the children “Cooking brings famwill then go home and ily and friends together, talk it over with mom provides an outlet for and dad,” said Jody creativity and can be reFotherby, the fire delaxing but it can also be partment’s operations dangerous,” said Fire assistant. Chief Wayne Williams. “From there, they’ll Being alert and staywork on their homeing present in the kitchen escape plan and they’ll while cooking on the be sure to check their stove top or in the oven Sparky the penticton Fire Department mascot smoke alarms to make is key to fire prevention in with Hana Large of parkway Elementary School sure they are working bethe kitchen. who was selected as the winner of the Fire-Chief- cause it’s the smoke alarm “Simple steps like for-a-Day contest. that is going to save their keeping stove tops, ovens Mark Brett/Western News life.” and burners clean can be She added it is importhe step that saves lives and homes.” tant for children to understand there should always Despite the fact fewer fire losses are reported in be an adult present when they are cooking. Mark Brett
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Revised price tag for memorial arena renovations provide relief Steve Kidd
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A new report shows that it isn’t going to cost as much to repair the roof on Memorial Arena as expected. The old arena, built in 1951, served as Penticton’s main arena until 2008 when the South Okanagan Events Centre opened its doors. However, the arena still remains an important ice surface for minor hockey and other user groups seeking affordable ice rates. “In recent years there have been increasing leaking problems with the roof and previous estimates for a full roof replacement or repair have ranged from $1.2 to $1.7 million dollars,” said Chuck Loewen, general manager facilities, museum and recreation services. Last year, council approved a $30,000 budget for assessments of the roofing and its structural condition. Rather than go out and get quotes that would come in at the million dollar range, Loewen said they wanted an assessment that would provide the necessary detail to include a request for quotes for repair and replacement. Contrary to older assessments indicating dry rot
in the roof beams and a short lifespan remaining for the arena without extensive roof repairs, Loewen said the 2013 assessment is much more moderate. “Only one glue-lam beam required replacement from a structural standpoint. It’s rotting and will be planned for and presented in the 2014 capital budget at $9,000,” said Loewen. “Over the course of the next 10 years, specific parts of the roof require various remedial action, totalling an estimated $569,000 over that entire period.” The most immediate work involves grommet replacement and silicone injection to prevent water leakage. Along with other minor repairs, that is estimated at $40,000. “That was recommended by the assessors for 2013. Beyond that, major replacements of specific roof sections would occur in 2016 for $215,000 and again in 10 years from now, in 2023, for $300,000,” said Loewen. “Other sections of the roof would not require repair or replacement for 20 to 25 years.” Council voted unanimously to reallocate savings from work done on the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre roof repairs to immediate work required to maintain Memorial Arena.
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Council must reconsider Once again, the City of Penticton is whittling down the amount of tax exemptions it hands out. The matter has been approached by city council many times since the city was incorporated more than a century ago. But in the last ﬁve years, current and previous councils keep returning to the issue, seeming intent on limiting or stripping tax exemptions from community organizations, churches and service groups. In 2009, council got its ﬁngers burned when the community strongly protested a move to limit tax exemptions, and had to backtrack again in 2011 when 10 organizations appealed their decision. The tax exemptions add up to a signiﬁcant amount, $392,855 this year, but what’s missing from the equation is what that money is used for. Most of those cut from this year’s list, including the Salvation Army food bank, lost their status because they have “excessive working capital.” It can’t be denied the Salvation Army has a healthy bank account in Penticton, but besides the food bank and their own church, that money supports a shelter, two thrift stores and a number of other programs for helping those in need, both long and short term. The same goes for the other organizations. These are the groups that make up the social support fabric of our community. The city doesn’t operate shelters, soup kitchens, food banks, visitor programs for shut-ins, or a plethora of other services. Lucky then, that there are so many groups willing to take up where the governments leaves WESTERN off.PENTICTON And in an era of shrinking grants, none of them should be penalized because they have managed to put funds aside to see them through an uncertain future. Instead, the city should look at what the money is being used for, and only penalize those that are funnelling money out of the community.
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Marijuana referendum misguided Nothing sensible about claim pot cures cancer I won’t be signing the “Sensible B.C.” petition to demand a provincewide referendum on marijuana enforcement. You shouldn’t either, and here are a few reasons why. Let me start by saying I’ve been calling for legalization and regulation of pot for 20 years, to conserve police resources and reduce violent crime. Our war on drugs is a failure even for heroin and cocaine, and marijuana is obviously much easier to produce. But the current effort led by Dana Larsen, B.C.’s clown prince of pot, is not only misguided, it’s dangerous. The petition does not propose legalization. It seeks to impose a provincial law that would stop B.C. police from using any resources for simple possession charges. This would create a loophole in the federal drug law. So what would that do?
It would protect otherwise innocent customers of the current illegal marijuana trade, while leaving the criminal distribution business in place. For a closer look at that, I recommend reports from the Surrey Six murder trial now Tom Fletcher underway, or the upcoming case against B.C. Views three accused assassins of Red Scorpion gangster Jonathan to government, leaving Bacon in Kelowna. most of that in the hands Larsen’s loony law of criminal dealers who would tie police hands buy cocaine, guns and when they are trying fancy cars. to hold someone on a Colorado and lesser charge while they Washington have gone search for evidence of the legalization route, so something nastier. far without interference This is a source of many simple possession from their federal government. charges today. These states need Police chiefs have money, and they don’t a different idea, asking for the option of treating need more crime or ill-considered hippy simple possession as a gesture politics. ticket offence to keep Meanwhile in the court time to a Ottawa, Health Canada minimum. Both of these notions is trying to convert a poorly regulated mess have the same obvious of small-scale medical ﬂaws. They don’t deal with marijuana licences to a free-market system of sales to minors and commercial producers. they divert no revenue
Local politicians tore a strip off Health Canada ofﬁcials at their recent convention, after years of warnings that federal licences were scattered at unknown locations, often used as fronts for larger growops. Mission Coun. Dave Hensman predicted that when a grower gets a letter cancelling his licence, he’s more likely to roll up a big joint with it than to shut down. Burnaby Coun. Nick Volkow suggested the response would echo an old Cheech and Chong routine: “Dave’s not here, man.” Here’s another reason not to support Larsen: the conduct of his organizers. One fellow set up a petition table at, of all places, the Terry Fox Hometown Run in Port Coquitlam. After scrawling “pot cures cancer” on the table, he proceeded to interrupt speeches by cancer survivors and the run itself by yelling the same false slogan.
You can imagine how people with terminal cancer and their loved ones would react. Some would know that marijuana may alleviate side effects of chemotherapy, just as it can ease suffering for some multiple sclerosis patients. But the suggestion of a cure is as cruel as it is moronic. Larsen’s “cannibus” has been rolling around B.C., reaping uncritical media coverage. It even blundered into the recent Walk for Reconciliation in Vancouver, an event to mark the end of federal hearings into the effects of residential schools on aboriginal children. I wouldn’t support the Larsen bunch for anything, unless it involved them looking for jobs. Just say no. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalNews.com. Twitter:@tomﬂetcherbc E-mail: tﬂetcher@ blackpress.ca.
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Knights display gallantry
The Knights of Columbus, Christopher Society of Penticton recently made its charitable disbursements for the year 2013. The St. Vincent de Paul Society was awarded $7,000 to assist people who are struggling to make ends meet in these difficult times. The OSNS (Child Development Centre) received $1,000 to assist in its program of helping challenged children. Birthright which gives advice to pregnant mothers received $1,000. Canadian Food For Children which helps children in Africa, received $1,000. The Soupateria, which provides a hot lunch each day for people in need, received $2,000. Habitat for Humanity which provides housing for people who would normally struggle to own a home received $1,000. Discovery House, which helps people combat addictions, received $1,000. Holy Cross School received $4,000. The grand total given away was $18,000. For the past 50 years, the Christopher Society of the Knights of Columbus has provided in Penticton assistance to people in need. And like the people we help, the society has also fallen victim to the tough times. Low interest rates which generate the funds we are able to give away has taken its toll on the amount of help we can give. Anyone can assist the Christopher Society in its goal to help challenged people by making a donation for a charitable purpose. They can get in touch with me at my phone number. Jim Calvert President
Taste for the Arts another great success
Thank you to everyone who came out to support and enjoy the Okanagan School of the Arts - Shatford Centre’s 3rd Annual A Taste for the Arts on Sept. 28, 2013. Without your support, the Shatford Centre would not be the creative, community building that it is. I feel we are well on our way to raising the $220,000 needed to build a learning kitchen in the Shatford Centre that will be used for culinary classes, program enhancement, demonstrations, events and so much more. A special thank you to the following establishments that provided the culinary delights: Baking For the Stars, Bean to the Beach, Brodo Kitchen, Cannery Brewing Co, Isshin Sushi Bar, Jack Kelly Coffee, La Casa Ouzeria, Maple Leaf Spirits, Naramata Bench Wineries, Pasta Factory, Theo’s Restaurant and Wild Scallion. Without your support, A Taste for the Arts would not have been possible. Another huge thanks goes to all of the silent auction and raffle contributors who graciously donated. Congratulations to our grand prize raffle winner, John Kelly, who won over $1,000 in gift certificates and will be able to enjoy A Taste for the Arts year round. Runner up winners were Joan Jotkus, Karen Davy, Merle Irvine and Paul Skelhorne. And finally, I would like to give a
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personal thank-you to my event committee of volunteers that grew as the weeks went along and the event drew near. I hope the community of the South Okanagan enjoys the art programming, exhibits, events and festivals for years to come and continues to support such a worthy cause, Jennifer Mlazgar Committee Chair, A Taste for the Arts
In spite of spite
(Re: Sex offender receives jail sentence for meth possession in Penticton, Western News, Letters, Oct. 2) Judge Gregory Koturbash said despite Teneycke’s ailing mother, dying in a matter of weeks or months he would not grant an intermittent sentence. You’d think the judge meant to say in spite because it sounds like malice, contempt and disdain to me. She is made to bear punishment too-to her last breath now. He will be out in four short months anyway. Let the guy be with his mom this month, intermittent local cell incarceration. I’m sure he would gladly double his time to be served to let his mom hold his hand. I’ve never seen a valley grind its heel on someone so badly. Sandra Ott Invermere
U.S. politics becoming extremist
With America so bitterly divided and bankrupt, what might America’s and President Obama’s enemies including terrorists, be thinking and planning? Osama Bin Laden is ecstatic in his paradise. He trapped the U.S. into two Middle East wars and now has the U.S. Republican Party extremists aligning with his in bringing down the U.S. government and economy. Proves nothing more deadly than a bitter internal family dispute thus bringing back to life the dormant U.S. north-south civil war. Quite an accomplishment by the extremists but such a needless tragedy for a oncegreat country. Joe Schwarz, Penticton
We want to hear from you The Penticton Western News welcomes letters to the editor for publication. We suggest a maximum length of 400 words and reserve the right to edit letters for length, brevity, clarity, legality, abusive language, accuracy and good taste. All published letters remain the property of the Penticton Western News, which is the sole judge of suitability for publication. Letters must include the writer’s address and daytime phone number, which will not be published. Letters should be signed with the writer’s full name and be sent by e-mail to letters@pentictonwesternnews. com; mailed to the Penticton Western News, 2250 Camrose St., Penticton, B.C., V2A 8R1; or faxed to 250-492-9843.
Raises funds for the medical facilities throughout the region, including the Penticton Regional Hospital, Moog & Friends Hospice House, Trinity Centre, Summerland Health Centre and Extended Care, Princeton General Hospital and Ridgewood Lodge, South Similkameen Health Centre and Orchard Haven in Keremeos, South Okanagan General Hospital and Sunnybank Centre in Oliver. Doreen Prowse and Marilyn Richards donated $517.50 towards the Image is Everything Campaign for new digital X-Ray equipment at the Penticton Regional Hospital. These funds were raised at a golf tournament in July in memory of Eric Prowse.
Tees Up for Cancer recently presented the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation with $30,000 toward it’s Image is Everything campaign to raise $1.5 million to upgrade X-Ray equipment at PRH. The funds were raised through the very successful ladies charity golf tournament and supplemented by a $5,000 contribution by Penticton Scotiabank, south branch. Medical Foundation Executive Director Janice Perrino (front row left) accepted a cheque from Tees Up chairperson Peggy Guest (front right), and Scotiabank Manager Valerie Plourde (second row, right) as well as Tees Up committee members and Scotiabank staff. Scotiabank Penticton, south branch, contributed $5,000 to the annual Tees Up for Cancer ladies charity golf tournament allowing Tees Up for Cancer to donate $30,000 to the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation Image is Everything campaign to update x-ray equipment at Penticton Regional Hospital. Scotiabank manager Valerie Plourde (centre front) joined Tees Up chair Peggy Guest (right front) and Medical Foundation Executive Director Janice Perrino(left third row) as well as members of the Tees Up committee and Scotiabank staff for the cheque presentation.
We would like to thank all the individuals, service organizations and business groups for their dedication and thoughtfulness by making donations to the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation. South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation 550 Carmi Avenue, Penticton, B.C. V2A 3G6 Phone: 250-492-9027 • Toll Free: 1-866-771-0994 www.sosmedicalfoundation.com
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In the past, as we all know, there have been some weird and wonderful projects undertaken by various councils. In most cases, there were value lessons to be learned. Some of these projects were meaningful and well-planned while others were, in essence, wasted time, effort and money better termed as makework projects. They were all justified by various administrations over the past few years. Through all of that time, one would think that there were lessons learned. Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be the case if a project that I am about to describe goes through. This project centres around cyclists and cycling. Having said that, in no way am I speaking out against people who ride bicycles as I have a bike too and occasionally, I have been known to ride it. Word has it that the city is planning to put in bicycle lanes from Dartmouth Road on to Dartmouth Drive up past the SPCA and to the intersection of Dartmouth Drive and Pineview Road. There are already bike stamps in the road to indicate that there is sometimes bicycle traffic. Why then, the necessity for a painted and designated bike lane you might ask? Having seen a cyclist in this area on occasion, I am wondering what justifies the need for bicycle lanes as the majority of cyclists do not ride up the hill, but instead walk their bikes up the sidewalk. If you have driven that strip of road, you realize how narrow each traffic lane is. The volume of traffic on the road is remarkable. I travel the road on average of two to three times per day for various reasons. Many others coming down from the Wiltse area use this corridor as well. To put bicycle lanes on this road would greatly impact on the traffic pattern and greatly increase the probability of car accident occurrence. I wonder if the city has done its homework here? Has there been a bicycle count for a week to see what the pattern of bicycle traffic is like? Has there been a vehicular study done? I suspect not. If there were surveys done, no results were made public to my knowledge. Yet, in spite of this, it would appear that there have been monies ear-marked for this bicycle lane incorporation. The big question is why? Could these allocated funds be better channeled into some other worthwhile, meaningful project? I think that most of us know the answer to that question. Ron Barillaro Penticton
To the defence of reporter
(Re: Story Should Be Left Alone, Letters, Penticton Western News, Oct. 2, 2013) On behalf of numerous and discerning readers, I would like to come to the defence of Mr. Joe Fries, this news reporter who wrote the article, Coroner links alcohol to woman’s death, on Sept. 25. First off, my condolences to the family of Ms. Kyra Holt, who tumbled out of the back of a pickup truck while drunk, and fatally struck her head on the road. Contrary to what some people
might think, the writer of this article did not drag her reputation through the mud at all. He just reported what happened to her. He reported the facts only, as any good, professional journalist would do, in this in-depth local story. He did not say — what most readers thought, by the way — that this 39-year-old mother’s behaviour was plain foolish and immature, that it was highly fortunate that she was not the driver who could have killed others instead, etc. No, he wrote only about the facts, which makes his reporting seem insensitive to some people who knew her. Truth hurts, but has to be told. I was hurt too when my uncle was killed by an intoxicated female driver, when I was a teen. It grieved, angered and disappointed all of us who loved my uncle, especially when we learned that she spent only a few months in prison for her disgusting action. Hopefully, this tragedy that Mr. Joe Fries reported so well would deter others to attempt what this gal unfortunately chose to do. Victoria Clark Kelowna
Cyclists thank runners
The Penticton and Area Cycling Association (PACA) would like to thank the Penticton Pounders Running Club for its generous donation towards improving the trail signage in the South Okanagan. This contribution will be put towards better signage along the trails and at the trailheads of popular local trail networks. In the future, PACA plans to further enhance the existing trail signage by adopting the International Mountain Bicycling Association’s trail difficulty rating system, which is favoured by many popular mountain biking destinations. Improved signage benefits all recreational trail users – not only mountain bikers – by helping trail users make informed decisions and better enjoy their outdoor experience. PACA relies heavily on grants and donations to fund projects and activities that are enjoyed by many in the community. We are fortunate to have the support of great local groups like the Pounders to be able to continue this work. Stacey Cleveland Penticton & Area Cycling Association
The Penticton Community Soupateria Society thanks the Fest-of-Ale Society for their generous donation. The funds will be used to purchase eight new dining tables. The Soupateria has been operating for 28 years serving lunch 365 days a year. We rely on the support of our community. The fund raising done by the Fest-of-Ale benefits many in our community. The Soupateria is in need of a volunteer to do light maintenance and cleaning. Time required is four to five hours per week. There is no set time or day, you set your own schedule. The Soupateria is located at the corner of Orchard & Martin. If you would like to help, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 250-497-8706 for outline of duties. Keray Levant, President Penticton Community Soupateria Society
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Voyager passes through boundary into the unknown This year, the Voyager 1 spacecraft, launched back in 1977, finally left the solar system and went into interstellar space. It is currently 11 billion kilometres and 36 years away from Earth. However, if space is empty, how can we move from one space to another? Actually, it is not empty, and we can identify some very specific space neighbourhoods. For example our Earth’s magnetic field forms a bubble, protecting us from the solar wind and most of the high-energy particles from the sun and elsewhere in the universe. The force of the solar wind blows the Earth’s magnetic field into a teardrop shape. Inside the bubble we are in near-Earth space, our cosmic backyard. Most of our space activities, including the International Space Station lie in near-Earth space. Exploiting, living and working even in our cosmic backyard is still a challenging and potentially dangerous business. The sun has a magnetic field too, which extends along with the solar wind out beyond the planets, where it finally piles up against the magnetic field of our galaxy, the Milky Way. Inside the sun’s magnetic bubble, although we are no longer protected from the sun’s activities, we are still largely protected from cosmic rays — high-energy particles coming in from our galaxy. We could call the region inside the sun’s magnetic bubble solar space, but decades of science fiction have led to us referring to it as interplanetary space. When Voyager 1 went out through the boundary between the sun’s magnetic field and that of the Milky Way, our emissary entered
interstellar space. Compared with even the best vacuums we can make in the laboratory, space is a very empty place. If we were looking through the portholes of our spacecraft as we went from near-Earth space into Interplanetary space, and then from Interplanetary space to Interstellar space, we would not see anything change. We would just see stars and an increasingly distant sun. However, by measuring magnetic fields and the speeds and nature of the particles in those magnetic fields, the transitions are really easy to detect. When we look at the images obtained with modern optical and radio telescopes, it is easy to conclude that we know a lot about what lies out there in interstellar space. It is certainly true that we are learning a lot about the great gas and dust clouds lying between the stars. However, those clouds are very large, and we see them because there is a colossal amount of material in them. If we could send an instrumented spacecraft through one of them, detecting the cloud would be more difficult. So we don’t know much about the small scale stuff in interstellar space at all. That is why Voyager’s venture into interstellar space is so exciting. Its instruments will tell us about the small-scale stuff, magnetic fields, local particle densities and so on and the quantities we would experience if we were out there. It is a great credit to the engineers and scientists involved that they could come up with a spacecraft that continues to function in a hostile environment after 36 years, and is still going. There
are proposals to send robot spacecraft to nearby stars, which will involve journey times of centuries. It’s
encouraging that we can contemplate doing this, but few scientists like projects where they dedicate big chunks
of their careers to get the spacecraft built and launched, but their descendants are the ones who finally get the data.
Ken Tapping is an astronomer with the National Research Council’s Dominion Radio Astrophysical
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Tenacity drives Seddon into top 40 Penticton Top 40 under 40 is presented by Prospera Credit Union in partnership with the Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce and JCI Penticton, with support from Canadian Youth Business Foundation BC-Yukon. Nominations should be sent to manager@penticton. org with the subject line ‘Top 40 Nomination’. Please include nominee’s contact info and a brief reason for nomination. Kristi Patton Western News Staff
Over the course of an average day, Carla Seddon might speak with hockey players, politicians, promoters, concert-goers, community groups and pretty much everyone you can think of in between. “I love that not one single day of the week is the same,” said Seddon, who is the senior marketing manager for Global Spectrum at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Sometimes that can even include receiving a hug from a complete stranger while walking through a grocery store with her SOEC jacket on for bringing their favourite band to town. Selling millions of dollars worth of tickets every year in this small market keeps her on her feet and it demands a thorough understanding of the capacity of the region. Luckily she has a history here, having grown up in Summerland. It is with that connection to the community she finds one of her most fulfilling parts of the job. “It is the community aspect of it, things like working with Simple Plan to get the Penticton student choir to sing with them, having local Nikita Afonso open for Paul Brandt or the ability to commission a local artist to create a painting to give to John Mellencamp and giving those people the potential
to grow that into something bigger,” said Seddon, who holds a sociology degree and worked in the hospitality industry for many years. “It is also pretty neat to see fans meet the artists who have been touched by their music for so long and the smiles on their faces at the meet and greets.” Dean Clarke, general manager of the SOEC, said Seddon exemplifies what the Global Spectrum employee is all about. She has regional experience having grown up in the area, has been trained extensively the past five years with the company and she is competitive. “I think when she wants something to succeed she takes it very personally and is competitive about it. For her to be the director of our marketing, it’s the perfect person. I think we are very fortunate to have her,” said
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Filthy Feet GraPe StomP team member Amy Hancock (above) mashes with all her might during the competition Sunday at the Festival of the Grape in Oliver. (At left) Nial Gorman of the Edmonton Swiss Men’s Choir plays the alphorn during the choir’s main-stage performance at the festival. A photo gallery from the event can be found at www.PentictonWesternNews.com/ entertainment.
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Oliver’s Festival of the Grape was once again the toast of the town for those who love wines and good times. Thousands of people attended the community centre grounds on the weekend for an afternoon of fun in the sun and a chance to savour the best of the Okanagan’s flavours. Kicking off with the entry parade of participating wineries, the festival got off to a rousing start courtesy of the Okanagan Portuguese drummers. Main stage performers also included the Edmonton Swiss Men’s Choir complete with the accompanying eight-foot alphorns. The annual grape extravaganza was just many of the special events which make up the Okanagan Fall Wine Festival which began on several fronts last weekend. Until Oct. 11 over 150 related activities are taking place throughout the valley from Osoyoos to Kamloops, attracting an estimated 10,000 people. “We at the South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce and the Festival of the Grape committee are overwhelmed with the success of this year’s event,”
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said SOCC president Holly Plante. “With the fantastic support of our sponsors and the amazing 250-plus volunteers, we were really able to take it to the next level. “It’s astonishing the amount of community support that steps up for an event of this size, and it takes every one of them to help us make this event a success.” As always, the grape stomp competition was among the most popular events of the afternoon as a dozen teams went toe to toe to see who could churn out the most juice.
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Preliminary rounds occurred early in the day, culminating with the finals and the splitter, splatter of little feet of the top six teams. Final results were unavailable. Among the competitors this year was Cynthia Dagg who drove 11 hours the day before from her home in Grand Prairie, Alta. to be with her teammates from the Sunnybank Stompers. “This is actually our seventh year. We love wine, we have a passion for fun and it’s
a tradition,” said Dagg, whose team were wearing the traditional fairy attire complete with wings, wound up tied for second after the first heat. “I used to work at Sunnybank (Retirement Centre in Oliver) before I moved and I wouldn’t miss it. Just being with friends, learning about wines, the sunshine — it’s snowing in Grand Prairie — it’s a great event and brings a lot of people here and to me it’s a big part of the Okanagan.” Penticton’s Craig Newson who has been
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After an 18-year hiatus, four talented musicians resurrected one of Canada’s best-known and most illustrious musical ensembles. “We had just one concert in our first year (2009) and it was a lot of fun. Ever since then everything has blown up. We went from one concert that year to three years later and performing 30 concerts,” said violinist Andrew Wan. “We had an instant spark together.” Since bringing the The New Orford String Quartet back to life, the foursome has had astonishing success and the stars of the classical music field will be playing in Penticton at the Cleland Theatre as part of the Penticton Community Concert series on Friday. Wan, who is the concert master for the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, has played in hallowed venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center and said coming to corners of Canada where they have smaller theatres is just as welcomed. “It’s awesome. The audiences are really fantastic and they are not only knowledgeable but very enthusiastic. You can feel the enthusiasm and actually it really rubs off on us and is quite exciting,” said Wan. “Playing in these smaller rooms and venues is the way the music was actually intended to be played. It is an intimate setting that I really enjoy personally.” Wan performs on a Michel’Angelo Bergonzi violin built in 1744 that is on loan from the David Sela Collection. The violin is from the Italian city of Cremona and the luthier’s father lived next door to Antonio Stradivari. Wan had his choice of 18 violins flown in from around the world. He took them to a variety of concert halls in Montreal to test them out and an informal jury of peers helped him with his decision. “It is incredible to have someone support the arts like this and make it so I can use an instrument that other-
wise I would never be able to afford. We all have our own idiosyncrasies as musicians and this really fit my personality,” said Wan. “I feel like it has the type of sound that I always had in my head that I wanted to make. I personally love these older Italian instruments because it is so exquisitely made and so well preserved. It tells a story after 300 years of someone breathing onto it and leaving their mark on it. It is incredible.” The New Orford Quartet, which consists of Wan, Jonathan Crow on violin, Eric Nowlin on viola and Brian Manker on cello, has received two Opus Awards for Concert of the Year, applause from critics and a 2012 Juno nomination. All of the members are principal players in the Montreal and Toronto symphony orchestras who came together to revolutionize the concept of string quartet playing in Canada. “This is a completely different skillset. We all love the variety and this repertoire is amazing,” said Wan. “We are all equal members and it is really humbling for us because we are leaders of our sections and are used to a certain amount of say of how things are going to be done. With the quartet there is a lot of discussion making it a completely different dynamic.” The members provide a fresh perspective on interpretations of standard string quartet repertoire and are dedicated to promoting Canadian works. At the Penticton concert, New Orford are playing music that spans over 225 years from Haydn to Beethoven and a modern piece from Canadian composer Jacque Hétu. The New Orford String Quartet is performing at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:45 p.m.) at the Cleland Theatre as part of a 16-concert tour in Western Canada. Individual tickets for this, and all, Penticton Community Concerts can be purchased at the Shatford Centre. Prices are $30 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets are available at the door as well.
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McNicoll Park students Emma Schneider, ali Walters, arianna Smith, carlin Bordin-Soavens and Jayden carey were part of the class that chased principal lloyd lindsay (left front) and vice-principal Darryl Tenisci to the school’s roof for a night.
did come through and say hello. “It was building just real school spirit.” Lindsay said the fundraiser was organized by the school’s Grade 8 Leadership students, who needed help deciding whom to help.
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Steps away from the hubbub of the Penticton farmers’ market on Saturday, a group of mothers proudly pulled aside their tops to breastfeed their babies. Ten moms here joined thousands around the world who did the same to help increase awareness and support for breastfeeding. Penticton’s contingent was organized by the non-profit OK Breastfeeding Coalition, which operates as a sort of peer network for nursing mothers. “All those moms need support in the choices they make, and if they can meet other mothers that are doing the same thing, then they’re going to be more successful in breastfeeding,” said coalition president Denise Mend. “We know from all the research that when moms breastfeed it’s really healthy for the baby, it’s really healthy for the mom, and it’s really healthy for the community.” Mend said her group’s secondary purpose is to help normalize the activity, which she noted is still controversial at times, despite it being considered a human right.
This past summer, a mall in Prince George came under fire when a security officer asked a woman to breastfeed in a washroom. The mall later issued her an apology. “There are incidents every year where somebody who’s misinformed asks a mother to go hide to breastfeed,” said Mend. “So that’s partly why organizations like this still exist.” Penticton mom Shalane Marischuk, 27, said she’s yet to encounter any difficulties while nursing 15-month-old daughter Stella in public. “I’m pretty open about breastfeeding, and I’ve luckily never had anyone kind of shun me for it,” said Marischuk, a restaurant server who took part in Saturday’s event. She noted that a seemingly permissive attitude in this part of the world may also work in her favour. “I find that I see more moms breastfeeding in public in the Okanagan. I don’t know if I’m maybe more aware of it (here,) but when I’ve gone to big cities you don’t see it as publicly,” Marischuk said. More information about the OK Breastfeeding Coalition is available on its Facebook page.
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No Cam Amantea. No problem. The second-year forward’s spot on the Penticton Vees’ Trench Line was filled by rookie Matthew Serratore, who kept it chugging along. The Trench Line contribued eight points in helping the Vees dump the Alberni Valley Bulldogs 6-2 at the South Okanagan Events Centre in front of 2,007 fans on Saturday. The results were positive, according to Vees coach Fred Harbinson and veteran forward Travis Blanleil, who makes up a third of that line. “He did extremely well,” said Harbinson, adding that corrections to Saturday’s game sheet will show Serratore with a goal and two assists, while Cody DePourcq had three points and Blanleil with two. As Harbinson said, “Not a bad night for them.” Serratore, who played with the Bemidji Lumberjacks (Minnesota) last season tallying 21 goals and 31 points in 25 games, liked playing with DePourcq and Blanleil. He said the two veterans are easy to play with. The way they work made it an easy transition. “It was fun. They play a high-pace, high-energy game,” said Serratore. “That’s the kind of game I want to play, too.” “I thought he did a
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MATTHEW SERRATORE of the Penticton Vees filled in well for Cam Amantea on the Trench Line. With Amantea out due to an upper body injury, Serratore scored a goal and added two assists in a 6-2 win against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs on Saturday at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Joe Fries/Western News
great job,” said Blanleil. “He plays a similar style to Cammy’s. He’s fast, he’s good in the corners. Meshed well with us.” Serratore said he has been adjusting to the league, and is beginning to figure things out and feels comfortable. “It’s a pretty fast league. I think I’m adjusting well,” he said. As for Amantea, he has an upper-body injury and the Vees decided to keep
him out of the lineup for a couple of weeks as a precaution. Harbinson said it isn’t anything severe. During the victory against the Bulldogs, Harbinson said he thought the players were efficient, scoring six goals on 30 shots and limited the visitors opportunities. The Bulldogs finished with 27 shots, 12 which came in the first period. On Friday night, the
Vees lost 5-2 to the Salmon Arm SilverBacks and hurt themselves by missing the net on several chances. They edged the SilverBacks in shots 33-32. The Vees started well scoring the game’s first goal, however, the SilverBacks scored two quick goals, their second and third goals came from deflections “at kind of critical times” said Harbinson. Blanleil said they
played OK, just not good enough. “I just think we need to bear down. Get pucks on net,” said Blanleil, who added they missed a lot trying to go high. Find full story in sports at www.pentictonwesternnews.com and Vees Central, which can be found by placing your cursor above sports on the main page. The link for Vees Central then appears.
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Nine local organizations, including athletic clubs, received $270,000 from the provincial government Sept. 30 through the Community Gaming Grants. Penticton Minor Hockey and Pinnacles FC, formerly known as the South Okanagan Youth Soccer Association, received $89,900 and $80,000, respectively. Bruce Judd, president of PMHA, said they use the $89,000 towards mentorship, instructing kids, ice time and helping the players become better athletes and people. “If we didn’t have that funding, the registration fees would be far too high,” said Judd, adding that registration is $498 per player. “We’re very happy that we get that.” Judd said the gaming funs represent almost $100 per child. If they didn’t receive that cash infusion, they would see a major decline in registration. This year the association saw a decline of 25 fewer players to 480 players. Judd said the drop is from kids playing other sports. Pinnacles FC will use their funds on uniforms, equipment, coaching and administration. Derrick Webb, treasurer for Pinnacles FC, said he budgets for that total every year. “Without that $80,000, our association is in dire straights,” he said. “We rely on that funding every year to pay for some of our programs. If we don’t get it, we have to cut back on equipment, cut back on coaching
and admin.” The Glengarry Figure Skating Club received $22,225, which is used towards paying ice fees. Michelle Tuckwood, president and communications for the GFSC, said they specify in their application what the money is used for. “We pay approximately $60,000 in ice fees for all our programs throughout the entire year,” she said. “We use it for the main fall/winter season ice fees which is the higher amount, approximately $40,000.” The Summerland Figure Skating Club received $14,000, while Nickel Plate Cross Country Ski Club was given $8,900 and Penticton Minor Fastpitch Softball Association, $4,000. “These great organizations are doing their part to contribute to our community and provide opportunities for local residents to stay active and healthy,” said Penticton MLA Dan Ashton in a statement. “Organized sports teach our children the value of sportsmanship, teamwork, and hard work, skills they will carry with them throughout their lives. I am very pleased to see such worthy organizations receiving this funding through the Community Gaming Grant program.” Community Gaming Grants allow non-profit organizations to apply for provincial gaming revenues. In 2012/13, $135 million were given to approximately 5,300 community organizations. Local organizations wishing to apply or find out more about community gaming grants can visit http://www.gaming.gov.bc.ca/grants/index.htm.
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Penticton’s Haley Hewer, 17, ﬁred an 89 that put her in a three-way tie for 11th in the Maple Leaf Junior Tour Nationwide One Day Fall Series in Vancouver on Oct. 5. In junior boys, Penticton’s Kurtis Fontinha ﬁnished fourth after ﬁring an 80. Fontinha was also among the winners of the Mr. Lube Long Drive Competition. The event, which attracted 74 junior golfers, held at University Golf Club was the ﬁnal stop Kurtis Fontinha in B.C. for the MJT.
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ed Kelowna 3-1 in house action Oct. 5. In peewee house action, a nail biter had Penticton edge out West Kelowna 2-1. Goals by Spencer Toneatto, assisted by Doug Korsmo in the ﬁrst period and Cam Glibbery, assisted by Jacob Stewart in the third period, helped support a fantastic effort by goalie Tate Larson on Oct. 5.
Summerland’s Justin Kripps is following up his successful T-shirt fundraiser with a new team logo. South Okanagan residents can show their support for Kripps’ bobsleigh team and his quest to the 2014 Sochi Olympics by purchasing Team Kripps stickers and iron on patches. For more details and to order, visit www.justinkripps.ca.
By The Numbers BCHL
Interior Division GP W W.Kelowna 11 8 Penticton 10 7 Merritt 11 6 Salmon Arm 11 5 Vernon 11 4 Trail 11 4
L 2 3 5 5 4 5
T 0 0 0 0 1 1
Island Division GP Powell River 9 Cowichan V. 12 Victoria 10 Nanaimo 9 Alberni Valley 12
W 8 5 4 4 1
L 1 6 5 5 8
T 0 0 1 0 2
Otl 0 1 0 0 1
Pts 16 11 9 8 5
Mainland Division GP W Langley 11 7 Coquitlam 10 6 Prince George 11 6 Surrey 11 5 Chilliwack 8 1
L 3 2 4 6 6
T 0 0 0 0 1
Otl 1 2 1 0 0
Pts 15 14 13 10 3
League Leaders A. Rockwood, Coq Alex Gillies, SA Corey Mackin, Coq A. Firkus, W.K R. Rosenthal, Coq Landon Smith, SA Ryan Scarfo, PR Kurt Keats, PR J. Masters, W.K M. McLain, Lan Jake LeBrun, PG Jonah Renouf, Sur Carl Hesler, W.K. M. Blacklock, Ver Max Coatta, Pen G. Fitzgerald, Vic Canon Pieper, Coq Will Cook, Lan Evan Anderson, SA Bo Pieper, Coq Goalie Leaders Hunter Miska, Pen Jeff Smith, PR Alex Murray, PG Devin Kero, Mer Jonah Imoo, PR
GP G 10 4 11 12 9 8 11 5 9 9 11 7 9 6 9 4 11 7 11 4 10 8 11 6 11 2 11 8 10 7 10 6 10 6 11 4 11 3 10 7
GP 5 4 7 6 5
Olivier Mantha, Pen 5
Jesse Jenks, PG 4 B. Crossthwaite, Lan 5 Tyger Howat , AV 5 Robin Gusse, CV 10
Pts 17 14 12 11 11 10
A PTS PIM 1519 2 5 17 4 8 16 0 11 16 16 6 15 2 8 15 4 9 15 12 11 15 14 7 14 22 1014 22 5 13 4 7 13 0 11 13 8 4 12 4 5 12 4 6 12 10 6 12 6 8 12 8 9 12 6 4 11 2
W 4 4 4 2 4
L T GAA SV% 1 0 1.60 .936 0 0 1.74 .940 3 0 1.98 .920 4 0 2.01 .929 1 0 2.21 .919
2 3 1 5
20 20 12 40
3 2 0 2.21 .915
Vess Scoring Leaders GP G Max Coatta 10 7 Brad McClure 10 5 Ben Dalpe 10 5 Brett Beauvais 10 1 Travis Blanleil 10 3 Cody DePourcq 10 3 Ryan Gropp 10 3 Cam Amantea 8 3 Anthony Conti 9 2 Josh Blanchard 9 2 Jack Ramsey 9 1 P. Stoykewych 10 0 Chris Rygus 10 1 Matt Serratore 10 1 Riley Alferd 10 0 Patrick Sexton 10 1 Alex Coulombe 10 0 Jarod Hilderman 9 0 Blake Butzow 0 0 Vees goalies
Otl 1 0 0 1 2 1
A 5 6 5 9 5 5 5 4 4 3 3 4 2 2 2 0 1 1 0
2.27 2.40 2.57 2.59
.933 .897 .919 .914
PTS PIM 12 4 11 4 10 2 10 4 8 10 8 4 8 2 7 2 6 8 5 0 4 4 4 10 3 18 3 4 2 6 1 15 1 16 1 8 0 0
GP W L T GAA SV% 5 4 1 0 1.60 .936 5
3 2 0 2.21 .915
Okanagan Division GP W L T N. Okanagan 8 6 1 0
Otl Pts 1 13
Kelowna Summerland Osoyoos Princeton
9 9 9 9
5 3 5 4 5 4 2 6
0 0 0 0
1 0 0 1
11 10 10 5
Eddie Mountain Division GP W Creston Valley 9 6 Kimberley 7 5 Columbia V. 9 3 Fernie 8 4 Golden 9 2
L 3 1 2 3 7
T 0 1 3 0 0
Otl 0 0 1 1 0
Pts 12 11 10 9 4
Neil Murdoch Division Nelson Beaver Valley Castlegar Grand Forks Spokane
GP W 7 6 7 6 10 4 9 4 11 2
L 0 1 3 4 9
T 1 0 0 1 0
Otl 0 0 3 0 0
Pts 13 12 11 9 4
Doug Birks Division GP W Kamloops 9 7 Chase 9 4 Sicamous 9 3 100 M. House 9 3 Revelstoke 8 2
L 2 4 5 5 5
GP G Jackson Purvis, GF 9 9 Jamie Vlanich, Nel 7 6 Nick Josephs, Kel 8 7 Connor Gross, GF 9 5 B. Formosa, Cre 9 9 Jesse Collins, Cre 9 4 Ryan Edwards, BV 7 8 Travis Wellman, Nel 7 13 Jagger Bowles, Kel 9 8 Colin Chmelka, Oso 9 6 Justin Bonanno, Spo 11 5 Justin Loepker, Spo 11 7 Brock Balson, Kam 8 6 Devon Hascarl, Rev 8 6 Taylor Stafford, BV 7 5 Kurtis Redding, Spo 10 3 Aidan Geiger, Fer 8 5 Ethan Rusnack, Cre 9 5 Aaron Azevedo, Oso 9 4 J. Rasmussen, Kam 9 4
T 0 0 0 0 0
Otl 0 1 1 1 1
A PTS 11 20 13 19 11 18 13 18 8 17 13 17 8 16 2 15 7 15 9 15 9 14 6 13 7 13 7 13 8 13 10 13 7 12 7 12 8 12 8 12
Pts 14 9 7 7 5 PIM 2 28 6 6 30 4 2 8 14 6 4 36 7 2 10 37 4 6 4 4
League Goalie Leaders GP W L T GAA SV% N. Warren, 100 M.H 4 1 2 0 1.19 .961 Brett Huber, Summ 6
T. Brouwer, Kim Brett Clark, BV Tyler Moffatt, Nel Chris Turner, Sic Mitch Profeit, N.O. J. Mousseau, Kim B. Giesbrecht, Kam Austin Wells, Fer
2 4 4 4 4 5 7 4
3 2 0 1.26 .962
1 4 4 1 3 4 5 3
0 0 0 3 0 1 1 0
Steam scoring leaders GP G Daylan Robertson 9 4 Josh DaCosta 9 2 Ryan Donaldson 6 5 Paulsen Lautard 7 4 Jordan Boultbee 8 1 Braden Saretsky 8 0 Reid Brown 6 3 Easton Bodeux 8 1 Olli Dickson 8 1 Kendell Wilson 9 2 Cooper Holick 8 2 Michael Winnitoy 9 1 Shane Bennett 7 1 Kienan Scott 2 1 Rylan Sideroff 9 0 Piers Egan 8 0 Alex Fraser 9 1 Alex Williams 9 1 Sam Nigg 1 0 Austin Lee 7 0 Nelson Hurry 5 0 Steam goalies Brett Huber
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1.38 1.71 1.76 1.99 2.10 2.18 2.24 2.27
A PTS 4 8 6 8 1 6 2 6 5 6 6 6 2 5 4 5 4 5 2 4 2 4 3 4 3 4 3 4 2 2 2 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
.956 .948 .933 .954 .915 .915 .905 .929
PIM 6 12 23 2 44 8 2 6 35 29 14 22 2 0 4 4 2 5 0 2 4
GP W L T GAA SV% 6 3 2 0 1.26 .962
4 2 2 0 4.72 .896
OMAHA Representative Standings, Oct. 7 Midget Tier 2 Male Team W L T GF Kelowna 2 0 0 12 Kamloops 1 0 0 6 West Kelowna 2 1 0 13 Salmon Arm 0 2 0 4 Penticton 0 1 0 3 Greater Trail 0 1 0 1
GA 4 2 10 12 8 3
Pts 4 2 4 0 0 0
Bantam Tier 1 Male Team W Kelowna 1 1 Kamloops 2 OHA 0 POE 0 G. Vernon 0
L 0 0 1 1 1
T GF GA 0 8 2 0 12 0 0 2 8 0 0 6 0 0 6
Pts 2 4 0 0 0
Bantam Tier 2 Male Team W Penticton 2 Kamloops 3 West Kelowna 3 Greater Trail 2 Kelowna 1 G. Vernon 0 Salmon Arm 0
L 0 0 1 3 2 3 2
T GF GA 0 10 5 0 17 6 0 13 5 0 20 21 0 6 11 0 1 16 0 6 9
Pts 4 6 6 4 2 0 0
Bantam Tier 3 Male Team W Kelowna 2 Penticton 1 Kamloops 1 Merritt 1 Salmon Arm 1 South Okanagan 1 West Kelowna 0
L 0 0 1 1 2 2 1
T GF GA 0 10 5 0 3 2 0 2 3 0 11 5 0 4 7 0 9 15 0 2 4
Pts 4 2 2 2 2 2 0
Peewee Tier 2 Male Team W Penticton 2 Kelowna 1 Salmon Arm 2 Kamloops 1 Greater Trail 1 West Kelowna 0 Winfield 0
L 0 0 1 1 2 1 2
T GF GA 0 6 2 0 5 4 0 12 5 1 12 13 1 9 10 0 0 2 0 6 14
Pts 4 2 4 3 3 0 0
Peewee Tier 3 Male Team W Merritt 1 West Kelowna 1 Kelowna 2 Penticton 1 South Okanagan 0 Kamloops 1 Salmon Arm 0
L 0 0 0 1 0 2 3
T GF GA 0 10 0 0 5 4 1 21 5 0 5 9 1 4 4 0 6 19 0 8 18
Pts 2 2 5 2 1 2 0
Recreation League Standings Atom Dev Koteles Conf/Berg/Fisher Div Team W L T GF GA Pts Kamloops 1 0 0 5 1 2 Kamloops 2 0 0 18 6 4 Kelowna 1 0 0 6 3 2 West Kelowna 0 1 0 1 12 0 Kelowna 0 1 0 1 5 0 Penticton 0 1 0 5 6 0 G. Vernon 0 1 0 3 6 0 Atom Dev Michie Conf/Adolphe Div Team W L T GF GA West Kelowna 1 0 0 3 0 Summerland 1 0 0 7 2 Merritt 1 0 0 8 5 North Okanagan 1 0 0 9 2 Penticton 0 1 0 0 3 South Okanagan 0 1 0 2 7 Salmon Arm 0 1 0 5 8 G. Vernon 0 1 0 2 9
Pts 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0
South Central , Atom Rec Team W L T GF GA Penticton 1 0 0 13 2 Penticton 4 1 0 0 5 4 Summerland 1 0 0 4 2 South Okanagan 0 1 0 2 13 West Kelowna 0 1 0 2 4 West Kelowna 0 1 0 4 5
Pts 2 2 2 0 0 0
South Central , Peewee Rec Team W L T GF GA Pts
Penticton Penticton Princeton West Kelowna 4 West Kelowna 3 West Kelowna 1 West Kelowna 2 Summerland 1 South Okanagan 1
1 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 2
0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
South Central , Bantam Rec Team W L T Penticton MHA 3 1 0 0 Penticton 1 1 0 0 Summerland 1 1 0 0 Penticton 2 1 0 0 West Kelowna 3 1 1 0 West Kelowna 1 0 1 0 Kelowna 7 0 1 0 Kelowna 6 0 1 0 Kelowna 2 0 1 0
14 13 16 5 4 10 7 6 10
8 5 5 4 4 6 9 22 22
2 4 4 2 1 2 1 0 0
GF 3 5 5 4 3 0 0 0 0
GA 0 1 0 0 5 3 5 2 4
Pts 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0
Female Midget Rec Team W Penticton 1 Kamloops 0 Chase 0 Kelowna 0
L 0 0 1 0
T GF GA 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
Pts 2 0 0 0
Peewee Female Rec Team W Kelowna 1 1 Penticton 1 Chase 0 Merritt 0
L 0 0 1 1
T GF GA 0 17 0 0 4 2 0 0 17 0 2 4
Pts 2 2 0 0
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Penticton Dart Association Week 4 Rnk Team Mon Pts 1 Smokin Aces 7 2 Clancey’s Snipers 2 3 Best D.S. Bar 1 5 4 Anaf Wreckers 5 4 Elks Avengers 5 6 Barley Mill Dart Bags 6 7 Anaf Vixens 5 8 Elks Kodiaks 4 8 The Elks Factors 6 8 Pen Legion DDT 4 11 OK Falls Legion 6 12 Anaf Hand Grenades 2 12 Pen Legion Dreggers 2 14 Anaf Armed and Hammered 0 15 Clancey’s Crushers 1 15 Clancey’s Arrows 2 17 Elks Bullits 3 18 Eagle Eye 1 18 Eagle Flytes 3 20 Elks Points 1
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B.C. High School Volleyball Senior boys AA league Rank Team 1. MEI (Abbotsford) 2. Langley Fundamental 3. Langley Christian 4. Okanagan Mission 5. Nanaimo District 6. Highland (Comox) 7. DP Todd (Prince George) 8. Duchess Park (Prince George) 9. College Heights (Prince George) 10. Princess Margaret HM. George Elliot HM. McRoberts (Richmond) HM. Surrey Christian Senior boys AAA league Rank Team 1. Kelowna 2. Earl Marriot (Surrey) 3. Mt. Boucherie 4. Reynolds (Victoria) 5. Steveston-London (Richmond) 6. Delta 7. Oak Bay (Victoria) 8. Penticton 9. Claremont (Victoria) 10. Burnaby North HM. Elgin Park (Surrey) HM. Fraser Heights (Surrey) HM. Dover Bay (Nanaimo)
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Konanz Chiropractic capped a perfect season (100) by winning the Penticton Mixed Slo-pitch championship. Konanz Chiropractic defeated the Smokin’ Aces 11-6 on Friday. The Smokin’ Aces, who finished the season with a 7-3 record for third-place, reached the final by defeating Clancey’s Pitch Slap 15-8. Claney’s was 2-8 during the regular season. The Green Cube Mad Dogs, who were 9-1-0 during the regular season, lost to Clancey’s Pitch Slap twice in the playoffs. The first loss sent them to the lower playoff bracket, forcing the Mad Dogs to defeat three teams to get a second stab at Clancey’s. The top five teams in the league were rounded out by the Base Hitters, fourth in the regular season with a 7-3 record and Lookin’ To Score with a 6-4 record. The Base Hitters were knocked out of the playoffs by the Mad Dogs. Lookin’ To Score had its season end against Clancey’s. In men’s league action, Quest defeated Eclipse to take the A division, while the Gutter Done Right Titans won the B division. Eclipse topped the men’s league with a 20-2 record and Quest was second at 19-3, while Sportsfreaks was third with the same record, but lost to Quest in their only game and scored fewer runs. The Sportsfreaks were knocked out of the playoffs by Eclipse. Rounding out the top five was Monsters at 18-4 and TDA at 10-12. Taking the women’s league for the fourth straight year was Triple Threat, which went 15-1 during the regular season.
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SLO-PITCH CHAMPS — Chris Atkins, top right, of the Smokin’ Aces, lost the mixed division championship to Konanz Chiropractic, above left. Gutter Done Right Titans won the B division playoffs in Penticton Mens Slo-pitch playoffs. After three straight games winning with their last bats, the Titans entered the championship games with new life in the double knockout format. After losing a hard fought first game to TDA, the Titans came out strong in the second and went on to a 20-16 win. The Titans, above right, are as follows starting in the back row from left: Bob Pereira, Colin Wright, Craig Tilson, Bill Taylor, Greg (Foo) Aird and Fraser Rodgers. Front Row: Ty Fecyk, Brad Brown, Mark Ploner, Glenn Lapointe and Dan Sapriken. Missing: Craig Magness, Ryan Kiss, Dan Livingston. Kristi Patton/Western News/Submitted
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Mustangs field hockey squad playing hard Western News Staff
In cold, wet conditions, Princess Margaret Mustangs senior girls field hockey team lost to Oliver 2-0 on Oct. 2. The Oliver Hornets took an early lead on a penalty shot, then padded it 10 minutes later. “The girls battled back hard,” said Mustangs coach Christy Bevington, who also dealt with a few injuries. “Outstanding goaltending again kept us in the game and great play by the whole team.” On Sept. 30, the Mustangs defeated Summerland 2-1 in a tight game. The Mustangs hit several
posts. Bevington was thrilled with their performance, especially considering they have 12 juniors making up a young team this
season. Scoring for the Mustangs was Sinclaire Lovett, while Alaysha Funk was strong in net along with strong efforts by Kaycee McKinnon, Maddison Cook and Taylor Corrie. The Mustangs next game is at home against Summerland on Oct. 18 at 4 p.m. at Skaha Field.
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May 7th, 1922 – September 19th, 2013 Howie was predeceased by his wife, Myrtle and is survived by his son, Keith (Kit) and his stepson, Gerald (Marilyn) Martin. He has been a long time resident of Naramata. He was born in Calgary, Alberta and joined the military at the start of WW2 where he learned his millwright, tool and die and machinist trades, he was involved in several special projects during those years. We will remember Howie as the person who was always ready and able to fix anything. Interment will occur 11:00 am, October 12, 2013 at the Penticton Lakeview Cemetery. We will gather to remember and Celebrate Howie’s Life at 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 12th, 2013. Location is the Naramata Community Church, Robinson and 3rd Street. For those not familiar with Naramata, Robinson is the main street into town. Condolences may be sent to the family through providencefuneralhomes.com. Providence “Every Life Tells A Story”
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Sports & Recreation Summerland Senior Old Timer Hockey group needs a goalie, Mon. & Wed’s at 8am, phone Larry, (250)494-7805
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UNDER New Owner, Free Bowling 1 game per person, Oct 12th and 19th. Come meet the staff and let us be your next recreation spot. Join Leagues, Have your birthday parties here and have some fun open bowling. 250-4925226 1035 Westminster West, Penticton.
October 4, 1914 – October 3, 2013 Our dearly loved father, grandfather and great grandfather was promoted to glory on October 3, 2013 at the age of 98. George is predeceased by the love of his life for 72 years, Gertie and survived by daughters Beverley Kennedy and Mary (Thomas) Hamilton of Penticton and Margaret (Joe) Bailey of Harrison Hot Springs, son Donald (Janice) Roper of Richmond, 11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. George was born October 4, 1914 in Allan, Saskatchewan. George was a World War II veteran, serving overseas with the Canadian Military for five years, and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion for more than 50 years. George was also an active and passionate member of the Salvation Army for more than 75 years and an energetic volunteer at the Peach Festival and other community events. With the Salvation Army, George served as a Bandsman, Flag Bearer, Corp Council Member and League of Mercy volunteer. George will be remembered as a loving, faithful husband, a caring father and devoted grandfather, a war hero, a dedicated Salvation Army soldier and a faithful follower of his friend and Saviour Jesus Christ. Special thanks to the nurses and staff of the Hamlets who took such wonderful care of George over the past five years. A funeral service will be held at the Penticton Salvation Army, 2399 South Main Street on Thursday October 10th at 10am with a reception to follow. Donations in his memory can be made to the Penticton Salvation Army or the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 40 Penticton. Condolences may be sent to the family through providencefuneralhomes.com. Providence
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SUTCO Contracting Ltd. requires experienced flat-bed highway drivers. Min. 2 yrs exp. hwy/mtn driving, loading and tarping. New equipment, satellite dispatch, e-logs, extended benefits & pension plan. CANADA ONLY runs avail. www.sutco.ca fax: 250357-2009 Enquiries: 1-888357-2612 Ext: 230
AUTOMATED TANK Manufacturing Inc. is looking for experienced welders. Competitive wages, profit sharing bonus plus manufacturing bonus incentive. Full insurance package 100% paid by company. Good working environment. Keep your feet on the ground in a safe welding environment through in hole manufacturing process. No scaffolding or elevated work platform. Call Cindy for an appointment or send resume to: email@example.com. Call 780846-2231 (Office); 780-8462241 (Fax).
EDMONTON BASED Company seeks qualified & experienced Buncher Operator and Processor Operator. Fort McMurray, camp work, 21/7 rotation, flight in/out provided, safety tickets and drivers abstract required. Fax 780-4883002 or send and email to; jobs@commandequipment. com
Drivers/Courier/ Trucking (P/T) CLASS 1 DRIVERS Pick-Up & Delivery Van Kamâ€™s Group of Companies requires P/T Class 1 Drivers for the Penticton area. Applicants must have LTL & P&D driving experience and must be familiar w/the Penticton region.
We Offer Above Average Wages! To join our team of professional drivers please drop off a resume and current drivers abstract to our Penticton terminal: 2303 Government St Penticton, BC V2A 4W5 For more information please call Carol at 250-493-4400 Van-Kam is committed to employment equity and environmental responsibility. We thank all applicants for your interest!
Relief is only a call away! Call 250-979-4357 to set up your FREE consultation in Penticton. Donna Mihalcheon CA, CIRP 33 years experience. BDO Canada Limited. Trustee in Bankruptcy. 200-1628 Dickson Avenue, Kelowna , BC V1Y 9X1
An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051 Edson, Alta. Forestry Hooktender/Spotter Required. Must be experienced and physically able to work in all weather conditions. Fax:250-503-1148 Full Service Law Firm requires Conveyance Assistant and Litigation Assistant, full-time or part-time will be considered, fax resumes: 250-492-2360
PROJECT MANAGER TOWER RIGGERS and FOUNDATION WORKERS A telecommunications company is looking for tower riggers and foundation workers that can work as a team, travel up to 1 to 2 week periods, perform general construction work and be able to perform tasks at a variety of heights. You will receive on the job training. Previous experience working in the telecommunication industry or construction is an asset. PROJECT MANAGER Join our team of building telecommunication sites for our clients. You will be responsible for all activities in a project life cycle including estimation, initiation planning, executing/controlling and closing out projects. Must have the ability to work independently, communicate effectively and provide leadership and direction. Email resumes to: firstname.lastname@example.org
WANTED: Dispatcher for local Transport Company. We require an experienced dispatcher immediately. Must be experienced with the truck mate program. Must have own transportation and be reliable. Wages based on experience. Must be able to work in a fast paced environment and have excellent communication skills. Only those individuals with experience shall be considered. Applications will only be accepted by fax or e-mail no walk ins please. Please fax resume to 250-256-0600, or by e-mail to email@example.com No phone calls please. WOMENâ€™S Support Worker Casual / ON-CALL - Penticton SOWINS (South Okanagan Women in Need Society) is a non-profit society operating a Transition House in Penticton to provide residential support for women who have experienced violence or abuse, and their children. We require oncall, casual Womenâ€™s Support Workers who are flexible and able to work on short notice. No minimum hours are guaranteed and you must be able to work any of Day, Evening or Night shift in order to be hired. Qualifications: Must have a diploma in a related human / social service field and one year recent related experience with women who are overcoming the experience of abuse or in a residential counselling setting. This is an H.S.A. Union position. To apply, send resume and letter explaining your interest in working with women and children who have been abused to: firstname.lastname@example.org Closing date: October 11, 2013 www.sowins.com
Penticton Taxi is seeking Class 4 Drivers, Tony 250492-5555, or apply in person: 2319 Government St.
Rooms To Go is looking for a FT delivery/warehouse person. Drop off resume 2498 Skaha Lk. Rd.
EDMONTON BASED Company seeks qualified & experienced (or experienced) Mulcher Operator. Fort McMurray, camp work, 21/7 rotation, flight in/out provided, safety tickets and drivers abstract required. Fax 780-488-3002 or email to; jobs@commandequipment. com
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ACCOUNTING & Administrative Assistant Hillside Winery Bistro is seeking a full-time accounting and administrative assistant. Successful applicant will an excellent working knowledge of accounting principles in a computerized accounting system (Like Windward System 5) plus strong word processing and spreadsheet skills. You possess excellent communication and organizational skills, the ability to change duties (multi-task), plus are comfortable working with the public in a fast paced environment. Experience handling daily cash, POS instruments, secretarial minute taking, AR collections, AP, and data base knowledge is a definite plus. Salary: Commensurate with experience, includes a group benefit package Send resume with cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org OR fax to 250-493-6294 Prior to October 17, 2013. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
Trades, Technical JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE Service Technician(s) in Hanna Alberta. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. offers competitive wages from $30/hour, negotiable depending on experience. Bright, modern shop. Full-time permanent with benefits. Friendly town just 2 hours from major urban centres. More info online at: www.hannachrylser.ca. Fax 403-854-2845; or Email: email@example.com. Kelowna METAL FAB shop requires full-time experienced Mig Welders & Brake Operators. May be shift work and must be physically fit. Wages according to exp, excellent benefits package. Please email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Cleaning Services Cleaning, house sitting, animal sitting avail. immed., ref’s avail., call 250-492-5907
Garden & Lawn DAVE’S Garden Maintence; Hedge Trimming, Stump grinding & Fall clean-ups, Call 250493-1083 Valley Wide Lawn & Yard Care; Fall Lawn care aeration plus fall fertilizer only $79.99 most sized lawns, fully experienced landscape & fruit tree pruner, leaf & yard clean-ups, debris removal, Gerald 250493-5161, please book early
Handypersons Plumbing, taps, toilets, dishwashers, electrical, light fixtures, switches, plugs & many other services, call Gord, (250)328-2710
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FLOORING SALE Over 300 Choices Lowest Prices Guaranteed! Laminates - $0.69/sq ft Engineered - $1.99/sq ft Hardwood - $2.79/sq ft
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Moving & Storage FAMILY Movers. Moving? Anything, anywhere. Local and long distance trips. Packing service available, weekly trips to Vancouver, Alberta, full and partial loads. Cheapest rates in the valley. Free Estimates, 250-493-2687
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Accounting/Tax/ Bookkeeping AB Bookkeeping Service, AP, AR, Bank reconciliations, Simply Accounting, 250-809-7244, firstname.lastname@example.org
Farm Equipment Bauer Reel guns, 1000ft, 3in. hose, approx. 3 years old, excellent cond., Logan 3 horse angle haul with tack room in front, (2) Emore Saddles, made by E.F. Emore, High River, AB, (1) 15” like new, $1200, (1) 16” used but in very good cond., $600, 250-4936857
Firearms Three shotguns for sale, must have FAC, (250)499-2023
Food Products RED Russian garlic for sale, certified organic, $8.00 a pound, minimum order one pound delivered to Penticton or mail order. Seeds for fall planting $12.00 a pound, minimum order 5 lbs, limited quantity. Leave message at 250499-2417.
Free Items Free Pine firewood, buck it up, haul it away, (250)490-5672
Fruit & Vegetables Gala, Ambrosia & Spartan Apples, 1260 Broughton Ave., off Upper Bench Rd., delivery in Penticton, (250)487-9295 RUSSIAN Red Garlic For Sale, No Sprays, Seed Garlic or Consumption garlic. Colin 250-494-9499 or 250-3280899
Firewood/Fuel A-1 Firewood, split & delivered, full cords Pine $200, 1/2 cord $125, 1/4 cord $75., mixed, $225 cord, incl. free delivery, 250-770-0827, 250809-0127 eves.
Furniture reasonable offers: - Duncan Phyfe table w/3 extension & 4 matching chairs - Knechtel Buffet (circa 1890-1910) ex. England china cabinet over - heavy grade faux suede loveseat, rocker recliner, excellent cond., - Rattan bed head, chest of drawers, matching mirror, base for bed by appointment 250-499-2382
3 Rooms For $299, 2 Coats Any Colour
PENTICTON Junk Removal! Anything goes! Household waste, furniture and appliances to the dump 250-770-0827 AAA Trainor Family Hauling, hauling rubbish to the dump and small jobs, service with a smile, Pat, 250-486-4867
Pets & Livestock
Livestock Premium Wood Shavings New supplier of Animal bedding, starting at $250 for 54 cubic yards delivered, (250)770-0214
Pets Red & Blue Heeler puppies. 2, 8wks old, ready to go. $400. 250-542-4527
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 www.rtccontainer.com
Medical Supplies WALK-IN TUBS & SHOWERS Kelowna Showroom 1048 Richter. Save $$! 1-866-4048827 www.aquassure.com
Misc. for Sale complete wine making equipment, bottles & cork machine, all for $85. 250-493-0805 rocking baby cradle with bedding, $40, Mastercraft 10” bench saw on stand, $50 obo, phone (250)493-0608 Save $2400, Pegasus scooter, brand new, only used once, rain shield, front carrier, back storage, asking $2900, metal box for back of pick-up truck, 48” long, 26” deep, 26.25” high, $85, (250)493-2791 STEEL BUILDINGS/Metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or visit online: www.crownsteelbuildings.ca STEEL BUILDING - The great super sale! 20x20 $4,070. 25x26 $4,879. 30x32 $6,695. 32x40 $8,374. 35x38 $9,540. 40x50 $12,900. One end wall included. Call Pioneer Steel 1800-668-5422. or online: www.pioneersteel.ca
Misc. Wanted Genuine Coin Collector Buyer Collections, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins etc 250-499-0251 Special Foreign Coins & old coins, tokens, medals, ect. Canadian + Todd: 250-864-3521 Wanted: Old Silver, 864-3521 Wanted to buy Jewelry to repair or recycle or out of date. 1-778-932-2316
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Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent
MUSIC Lessons! Guitar, piano, voice. Maeve Lily School of Music, Pent. (778)4765917, email@example.com
60’ Lakefront on Westside Rd w/quad bunk 32’ RV trailer sewer holding tank, hydro & water. $75,000. 250-938-0755
Apt/Condos for Sale
TIMESHARE IN NEW MEXICO 3 weeks, “Red” Time, Deeded 2bdrm,2bath condo, world wide exchange, RCI
CAMPGROUND MEMBERSHIPS 1000 Trails, including Naco, Leisure World + Resort Management in Palm Springs. Phone: 250-763-3686
$3000 Phone: 250-764-2027
For Sale By Owner PALM SPRINGS! Snowbirds own lot & like new 2009, 1404 sq.ft. Golden West 2 Bd/ 2 Ba + Den in 55+ gated community. $251/mos HOA’s incl. golf on priv. course $265,000. US Many amenities. 403-722-2469 for info or google MLS21472650 for pictures, details or to arrange viewing. PRIME LAKEVIEW LOTS from $140,000. www.orlandoprojects.com Also: 1 precious 3 acre parcel, owner financing. 250-558-7888
Houses For Sale AFFORDABLE LUXURY. Over 2100 sq.ft on one level of professionally designed & decorated beauty. This home has it all - one of a kind floor plan. Nice country setting, great yard, lots of parking, friendly active community. Must see! Vernon. Reduced to $449,900. (403)540-2991 HOUSE for sale must be moved. 1400 sq ft 3 bedroom 1 1/2 bath home built in 1968, located in Penticton. New roof, flooring and fresh paint. 403298-6407, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Price $1 plus all costs related to move.
Mobile Homes & Parks In Penticton: 35.5’ 5th wheel, 2-slides, 12’x20’ addition, w/d, f/s, workshop, parking for 4, 1block to beach & golf. Rent $400, management appr. $25,000 OBO. 250-488-7400 or 250-499-7121
Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 2bdrm, $750, 1bdrm $650, adult/senior oriented, clean, quiet, cat ok, 250-492-7328
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RENTALS Waterford: 3 bdrm townhse, f/s, d/w, w/d hook ups, 1 1/2 baths, yard, and park. $1,000.00 incl. water. Avail Oct. 15th or Nov. 1 Skaha Pl: 1 bdrm, f/s, a/c 2nd floor, insuite storage, balcony and parking. $675.00 incl. water. Nov. 1
101-3547 SKAHA LAKE RD.
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 2bdrm condo, freshly painted, new laminate floors, A/C, close to hosp., on bus route., N/S, N/P, $850/mo. incl. util., children welcome, avail. immed., (250)276-0757
Apt/Condo for Rent
REALTY EXECUTIVES VANTAGE APARTMENTS: $650
1 bdrm top flr, f,s, a/c, elevator, extra storage, across from library and near downtown. Avail. NOW (ot594) $750 Top floor 2 bdrm walk up, quiet building, fridge, stove, coin op laundry, extra storage. Avail. NOW (SHM 301) $1250 Alysen place, 4th floor, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, H.W floors, 6 appl, sec’d parking, large balcony. Avail. NOW (OT590)
UNFURNISHED AND FURNISHED TERM RENTALS: $950
Near college & SOEC, 2 bdrm unfurnished older home, f, s, w, d, fenced yard. Avail. Sept to June 30/14. (H679) $1000 6 MONTH MIN. LEASE, grd flr, 2 bdrm furnished suite, 5 appl, yard off street parking, small dog ok. Avail. NOW (OT596) $1200 Newer ground floor 2 bdrm, 2 bath furnished condo by Skaha Beach, garage. Avail. Sept or Oct. to June 30/14 (A441)
HOUSES: $1100 2 bdrm, 1 bath, one level home near downtown, community centre, quiet area, f, s, w.d. Avail. Mid. Oct. $1400 Near Columbia school, 3 bdrm large family home w/ 1 bdrm in-law suite, 5 appliances, garage, low maintenance yard. $500 rent incentive with one year lease. Avail. NOW (H656-1)
TOWNHOUSES: $1000 2 bdrm + den townhouse, f, s, d/w, hook up for washer/ dryer, 1.5 bath, small private back yard. Avail. Nov. 1 (TH467) $1000 3 bdrm townhouse, f, s, small fenced yard, near Skaha middle school. Avail. Nov. 1 (Th495) Prospective tenants must complete an application form at:
280 MAIN STREET, PENTICTON, B.C. V2A 5B2 PHONE: 250-493-4372 - www.rentalspenticton.com Only qualified applicants will be contacted.
Moving, must sell
NEW QUEEN Mattress Set $200 Company Coming? Tired of your old mattress? Still in plastic! Mfg. warranty 250.870.2562
Granite kitchen counter top 9 1/2 ft. x 26 inch w/hole for under-mount sink, also matching 6 1/2 ft. x 15 inch bar-top all with back splash pieces. Brand new - can’t use in our reno’s. $1600, 250-488-1478
HERE COME THE PAINTERS, 12 years experience, Interior/Exterior, 250-486-2331
(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls. Cloverdale Premium Quality Paint. NO PAYMENT, until job is completed!
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 Penticton Western News
BARB’S BACKYARD BARGAIN BLOW-OUT Norm’s Last Chance Sale! 213 Conklin Ave. Saturday, 8am-1pm Alley access only Bring your money & friends! Okanagan Falls Senior Centre Fall Flea Market, Saturday, Oct. 12th 9am-1pm., 1128 Willow St.
Small Ads work! Garden Equipment Sell Craftsman 3 in 1 push mower, 21” blade, used only 10 times, cost $200 new, sell $125, phone (250)492-4562
Heavy Duty Machinery 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. www.scrappappy.ca 250-260-0217.
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Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent Front Street Realty Property Management #2 Front Street Penticton, B.C.
202 EDMONTON AVE 2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd floor corner. (55+ Build) AVAIL. NOW $1100
329 RIGSBY ST 2 bed, 2 bath, grd level, lge deck, 5 appl, gas f/p, 1 sec. park stall. (19+ Build). AVAIL. NOW $1200 DUPLEX’S / HOUSES
HEALES AVE 2 bed, furnished house, 4 appl. Avail. Sept 15 - May 31
955 ROBINSON AVE 3 bed townhouse, fr/st, dish, garage. AVAIL. NOW $1150
LINDEN AVE, KALEDEN 2 + 2 bed house, fr/st, dish. AVAIL. NOW $1200
SAGE MESA DR 3 bed, 1 bath house, 5 appl, dble grg. AVAIL. NOW $1250
ALLISON ST 4 bed, 2 bath duplex, rec room, decent sized yard, 5 appl, Col. school area. AVAIL. NOW $1250
SPILLER RD 1+2 bed, lakeview, furnished. Avail. Oct. 25 - May 31
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2 Bedroom, 3rd floor, $850/ month plus utilities, 40+ Building, 250-487-1136 3bdrm, 1.5bath, near school, np, ns, $1000+util., 250-4908361, 250-486-8361
Commercial/ Industrial 476 Rene Ave., 2 retail or office w/front waiting rm, Unit A-$458, C-$358(incl. util.), mixed commercial, live in option, do business or use one rm as your office, $795+util., (604)779-8860 PRIME Commercial Space: 2300sqft. in busy Apple Plaza, ample parking. Call Barb 250492-6319
Cottages / Cabins Keremeos, 1bdrm units, avail. immed., year round rentals, $600 (incl. util), 250-499-5802
Homes for Rent Olalla, 1bdrm log home, Olalla, $700/mo.+elec., call 250809-2743 PANORAMA Lake Views $1400/ month plus utilities. Spacious 3bdr/2.5 bath HOME in Summerland. FSDWD gas fpl for cosy evenings. Private Front yard on quiet street attached dbl garage, entertainment size deck with expansive lake views. 12 or 9 month lease, pets negotiable. Perfect for a couple Call 1-604-8036199 email@example.com for photos and more information. Small 2bdrm house in Olalla, $450/mo., plus power, call 250-499-5393
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1bd daylight basement, close to Wiltse Elem. Sch., N/S, N/P, prefer mature resp. person, ref’s req., $700 incl. util., avail. Oct. 1, 250-493-5630 1bdrm basement suite, ns, np, $600 (incl. util), no laundry, avail. Nov. 1, 250-492-0556 An immaculate spacious & bright 2bdrm with view, close to ammenities, $950+util., 250-462-2472, avail. immed.
1995 Nissan Maxima, 137,000 kms, one owner, tan exterior, tan leather seats, new snow tires, good condition. $3200 or best offer. 250-545-5703 2006 Smart Car cabrio diesel, black convertible 113,000 km v good condition $6,500. Text message 250-809-7187
BACHELOR suite, ground floor in clean, quiet. NS, NP 50+ building near Cherry Lane. F/S/AC, hot water, parking. Coin laundry. 6-month lease then month to month. $475 + utils. Avail Oct 15/Nov 1, 250-462-6745 Spacious 1bdrm furnished suite, West Bench $800 incl. util., w/d, TV, wireless internet, gated parking, n/s, 250-4903442, 250-488-2241 Westbench, avail. Oct. 15, 1200 sqft. 2bdrm, in suite laundry, util’s wifi, HD cable incl., $870/mo., ns, pet neg., 250-809-0322
Suites, Upper 2bdrm, 2ba, upper level house, $1000+util., near Skaha beach, (250)462-0687 2 bdrm daylight suite, S. Pent., shared laundry, NS/NP. $850, Avail. now, 250-492-6276. 2bdrm suite in quiet neighbourhood, prefer mature working person, ns, np, $750/mo., (util. incl.), call 250-493-3428 LOVELY bachelor suite near downtown Summerland, 45+, No pets full bath 500 sq feet, carport ,storage shed, utilities incl, 2nd flr, secure, $600 per mth. 250-494-9025
Townhouses 2bdrm, 1bath, covered cement patio, new s/s appliances, great location, close to bus route, school & mall, $950+util., ns, avail. Nov.1, (250)493-5032
Auto Accessories/Parts 17’’ DUNLOP GRASPIC 225 55R 17, 70% tread, mounted on steal rims, winter rated, fr 03 Crown Victoria or Grand Marquis. $400. (250)499-9035
Scrap Car Removal AAA Scrap Removal,Will meet or beat all competitors pricing, 250-801-4199
Trucks & Vans 1984 GMC Dually rebuilt 454, rebuilt Turbo 400 tranny, lots & lots done, flatback, cowl hood, runs as new, no rust or bondo, 130,000kms, $4000, call 778476-2046 1993 Ford Econoline Van 150, 302 cu. in., runs exc., exc. work truck or hauler, new 3 core rad, exhaust, fuel pump, tune up, everything works, burns no oil, $2500, call 778476-2046
2002 Dakota P.U. 4.7 auto, all power options, c/w like new Arrow canopy & new tires. Interior & exterior in excellent condition. S.L.T. model
$5,500 OBO 250-870-1108, anytime
Range Rider fiberglass canopy, tinted sliding windows, light grey, 80”x69”, $225obo, truck box liner, came off 1992 Chev. short box, $50obo, 250-4930608 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
2005 GMC Sierra 1500
Anywhere you find this newspaper.
140,000km. Leveling kit 3” body lift 35” tires
Boats 12’ aluminum boat w/w oars & training wheels, $950, also 8’ canopy, $350, excellent condition, (250)493-0267 Aluminum boat 14’ w/trailer, elect. motor & battery, $1400. 250-493-5854
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Automatic, 4 door. New tires & after market rims. Power everything for the year. New brake pads, stereo & speakers (installed). 282,000kms Oil and filter replaced beginning of September. Minor rust behind back wheel wells.
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Cars - Domestic 2005 VW Jetta TDI, all avail. options, exc. cond, $10,500, (250)497-8747, 250-809-6057
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RecRuiting BiLLet FaMiLies
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:
Ms. Daryl Meyers ~ Director of Residential Life 250.809.4202 • firstname.lastname@example.org www.hockeyacademy.ca
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The PenTicTon AcAdemy of Music String Orchestra rehearses from 7:15-8:45 p.m. in the lounge of the Leir House, 220 Manor Park Ave. New members welcome. Please call 250-493-7977 for more info. PenTicTon QuilTers’ Guild meets on the second Wednesday 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 www. pentictonquilters.com for more information. summerlAnd ArT club meets Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Summerland Library. Painters of all levels welcome. Workshops available. Contact Mary at 250-494-5851 for info. beGinninG nov. 6 the Order of St. Luke will meet on the first and third Wednesdays in St. Saviours Church at noon for healing prayer. The nArAmATA scoTTish Country Dance Club has classes at 7 p.m. Please bring soft-soled shoes to wear for dancing. For more information call Davina at 250-4871272. Classes are held Wednesdays through April from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Shatford Centre. Neither Scottish background nor a partner is required. The PenTicTon Public Library has started its fall session of story times with pre-school storytime (Ages 3-5) from 11 to 11:30 a.m. until Nov. 27. No session on Oct. 16. All programs are free. For more information, please
call Julia Cox at 250-7707783 or ask in the children’s library. 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. FosTer cAre inFo sessions every Wednesday at 10 a.m. at MCFD Resource Office. For info call Moe at 250770-7524 or visit www. fosterbc.ca or www.mcf. gov.bc.ca/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 250-770-1154 for info. 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. binGo every WednesdAy in the Legion hall with the Ladies Auxiliary, 502 Martin St. at 1 p.m. Lunches are available. 65-Plus sinGles coFFee club meets at 10 a.m. at the Penticton Golf and Country Club. For info call 250-492-0459 or 250-770-1018. seniors’ recreATion and Wellness Centre at 439 Winnipeg St. hosts euchre every Wednesday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Call Betty at 250-4900468 for more info. AnAveTs hAs humP Day with dinner by Stu at 5:30 p.m. and music by Buzz Byer at 6:30 p.m. KiWAnis club hAs a lunch meeting every Wednesday at noon at 390 Brunswick St.
Volunteers Needed! Our Volunteers Make Oktoberfest Successful!
October 19th, 2013 at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre, 6:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
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Application online at www.pentictonoktoberfest.ca
oliver double o Quilters have drop-in activities Wednesdays. hAnd And FooT cAnAsTA at 1 p.m. in the Penticton Leisure Centre, 439 Winnipeg St. Lessons available for those who have never played before. Call June evenings at 250-492-7630 for info. 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 352 Winnipeg St. Call service 24 hours is 250490-9216. Night group meets in the Baptist Church at 7:30 p.m. at 1498 Government St. The Summerland group meets at 8 p.m. at 13204 Henry Ave. in the basement. souTh mAin droP-in Centre has beginner line dance at 9 a.m., a coffee social and medical Qi Gong at 10 a.m., and easy to intermediate line dance and cribbage at 1 p.m. Call 250-493-2111 to confirm line dance activities.
Thursday October 10
T he A sTronomy socieTy invites the public to Okanagan College, Penticton campus at 7 p.m. to hear Al Whitman describe the comet Ison. Everyone welcome. FriendshiP Force oF Penticton Okanagan meets for lunch and discussion at noon at the Royal Canadian Legion branch 40, 502 Martin St. Club focuses on international cultural exchanges. Call Sharon at 250493-1649 or Mavis 250498-4896. Find ouT AbouT volunteer opportunities with the Better at Home program at 6:30 p.m. at PDCRS 330 Ellis St. call 250-487-3376 for information.
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. elKs club on Ellis Street has darts at 7 p.m. All skill levels welcome. The PenTicTon sQuAres dance club is offering three free Thursday dance sessions Oct. 3, 10, 17 at the Shatford Centre, 760 Main St., 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Attend any or all with no obligation, no commitment. Additional sessions will follow by registration. Fun, fitness and friendship await you. More information at email@example.com, 250-492-5856 or 250492-3247. inTerior heAlTh 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 information. 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. AnAveTs hAve Fun pool and 269 dart club at 7 p.m. FiTness Friends meeT in the Royal Canadian Legion, 502 Martin St. at 10 a.m. Get in shape. For info call Dot at 250492-5400. iode ThriFT shoP at 464 Main St. has a bag sale until Oct. 10. Fill a garbage bag for $8 or grocery bag for $3. FrAnco 50-Plus club meets from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Drop-in program for French speakers wanting to socialize in French, including activities such as games, out-
Music Lessons With
Daytime sessions available Mature students Most Welcome! No contract - $25/lesson
ings, discussions, hobbies and projects. Call Lina at 250-492-2549 for info. The PenTicTon Public Library has started its fall session of story times with Bedtime Stories (Age: 3 and up) from 6:45 to 7:15 p.m. on Nov. 28. No session on Oct. 10. All programs are free. For more information, please call Julia Cox at 250-770-7783 or ask in the children’s library. s ouTh o KAnAGAn and i mmiGrAnT Community Services is offering free English classes. For more info, stop by the office at 508 Main St. or call 250492-6299. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-498-4959. c AnAdiAn r oyAl leGion branch 40 has NFL football at 5:30 p.m., crib and drop-in eight-ball pool at 7 p.m. in the Legion hall at 502 Martin St. souTh mAin droPin Centre has Spanish conversation and carpet bowl at 10 a.m., bingo, improver line dance and crafters meet at 1 p.m. Call 250-493-2111 to confirm line dance activities. F Alls o KAnAGAn seniors’ Activity Centre has computer classes at 9 a.m., bridge at 1 p.m. and cribbage at 7:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. 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. 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. A l c o h o l i c s niGhT A nonymous 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.
Penticton Western News Wednesday, October 9, 2013
calendar Discover Today’s Square Dancing to Modern Music! Open House - Oct. 1
7-9pm - Seniors’ Drop-In Centre 2965 South Main
3 FREE Dance Lessons Oct. 3, 10, 17 7:30-9:30pm Cleaning up— president eva Durance of the penticton urban agriculture association clears some of the plant material from one of the elevated plots at the Centre for urban agriculture gardens at ellis Street and nanaimo avenue recently. This year the association donated about 400 pounds of produce to the Soupateria and the food bank.
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Peach city toastmasters meet from noon to 1 p.m. at the Penticton United Church. Toastmasters improves speaking abilities and leadership skills. Call 250-4922362 for info.
October 11 the Penticton Public Library has started its fall session of story times with Baby Songs And Rhymes (Ages: pre-walkers, infant – 15 months) from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and Toddlertime (Age: 16 months to three years, with caregiver) from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Both programs run to Nov. 29, with no session on Oct. 11. All programs are free. For more information, please call Julia Cox at 250-770-7783 or ask in the children’s library. 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. summerland Pleasure Painters meet every Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Harold Simpson Memorial Youth Centre. New members and drop-ins are welcome. Contact Ruth at 494-7627 for info. F untimers t he ballroom Dance Club holds a dance most Fridays upstairs at the Elks Club on Ellis Street. Ballroom and Latin American dancing is featured from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Non-members welcome. For more information visit www. pentictonfuntimers.org or call Brian 250-4927036. overeaters anonymous meets from noon to 1 p.m. at the United Church at 696 Main St.
seniors singles lunch Club welcomes 65-plus each Friday. For location call 250-496-5980 or 250-770-8622. 890 Wing oF South Okanagan Air Force Association meets at 4 p.m. in the clubhouse at 126 Dakota Ave. the bereavement resource Centre at 626 Martin St. hosts weekly drop-in grief support sessions Fridays at 10:30 a.m. For more information on other available programs or support in the loss of a pet, please call 250-490-1107. seniors Penticton comPuter Club dropin sessions Monday and Friday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. People may sign up for memberships, classes or have computer problems solved. Lectures on Saturdays at 10 a.m. on a variety of computingrelated topics. Fraternal order oF Eagles has dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. and music with Dale Seaman from 7 p.m. to closing.
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