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The Similkameen

Volume 65 Issue 43

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Proudly serving the community since 1948 • We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) for our publishing activities.

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Board chair, Gordon Comeau introduces the new Princeton student trustees, Hillary Riel (left) and Andrew Silbernagel (right) from the Grade 12 leadership class at PSS.

Meet the first Junior Trustees Lisa Carleton

A pilot project within School District #58 saw the introduction of two student trustees during the regular meeting of the Board of Education (Nicola-Similkameen) on Wednesday, Oct. 16. Out of five students interviewed, Riel and Silbernagel were chosen to participate. Riel, who would like to become a teacher, said, “It sounded like a good opportunity to see how school works behind the scenes and thought it would help me develop skills.” Silbernagel applied for the position because he wanted to, “improve my public speaking skills and want to help bring forth the student voice,” he said. The student trustees will participate in the board meetings representing the student body of Princeton Secondary School. (PSS) They will take part in discussions, are invited to bring issues forward to the board, ask questions and express opinions. They will not bring forth motions or participate in voting. Sandee Blair, principal of PSS commended the board for inviting the students to take part.

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The Fab Fourever - Canada’s best Beatles Tribute Band played to a packed house at the Riverside Centre in Princeton on Saturday, Oct. 19. The audience members had a great time singing along, clapping and dancing.

Fab Fourever rocks the Riverside Lisa Carleton

Taking the audience back in time to the black and white days of the Ed Sullivan Show, The Fab Fourever drew them in with the song - All My Loving. Dubbed ‘Canada’s Best Tribute to the Beatles,’ The Fab Fourever proved the deserving dubbing while they performed hits from the A Hard Days Night and Help! albums. Jody Tennant, (Paul) Kevin Davey, (John) Jean-Luc Perron, (George) and Paul Kaszonyi (Ringo) joined by Blake Mackay ‘the 5th Beatle’ give a truly excellent performance. The group play all music live, sing with great passion and share their energy and humour mixed with just a bit of sass. Eight Days A Week, Dizzy Miss Lizzy and Twist and Shout

had the audience not only clapping and singing along, but many could not help themselves and just had to get up and dance. The Riverside Centre certainly received a rocking’ on Saturday, Oct. 19 with the packed house clapping, cheering and dancing for two hours. Comments like, “the best show yet,” “I can’t believe how good they were,” and “sure hope they come back,” were sounding out at the end of the evening. Once Twist and Shout got it all worked out, The Fab Fourever ended the evening by meeting and talking with attendees. 2014 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles first North American Tour.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR Arts SHIRLEY’S ART CLASSES: Wednesday & Thursday Call Shirley at 250-295-4076 GARDEN CLUB: Meets second Tuesday of every month, 1 PM, Seniors Branch 30. Call Doreen @ 250-295-1577 ARTS COUNCIL: Meets the third Wednesday of the month. 4:30 p.m. @ the Riverside Centre. Enquiries contact Dell @ 250-295-3266 New Members Welcome! BUNCHGRASS QUILTERS Meet 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month at the Riverside Centre from 10 - 3 p.m.. Everyone Welcome! Contact Sharon 250295-4194 or Rosemary 250-295-6511 PRINCETON POTTERS GUILD, RIVERSIDE POTTERY STUDIO: Access to the potter’s wheel or hardwork, workshop opportunities, group projects. Call Sue for more info or to join. 250295-0527 PRINCETON TRADITIONAL MUSIC SOCIETY: The Princeton Traditional Music Society puts on the Traditional Music Festival each year in August, featuring traditional music from many places. The three-day festival is free and run entirely by volunteers. The 100+ musicians and dancers also offer their talents for free. If you would like to help out with the festival, please contact Jon or Rika @ 250-295-6010 Community: INTERESTED IN CHRISTIAN MEDITATION? For people who want to learn to pray with great simplicity, for people who would be willing to get to know Jesus who loves each of us immensely, for people who are at a dead end, for people who want to get to know themselves, for people who want to make a new beginning! We can go to God together and it’s free! Call me: Fr. Harry Clarke at 250295-3541. Let us get a group going to the advantage of all. PRINCETON LIBRARY: Tuesdays: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Wednesdays: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Fridays: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Saturdays: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. PRINCETON MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES: New members are encouraged to join us for an exciting new year. WELCOME WAGON! Are you a new to Princeton? If so, we have information regarding local, civic, community services and facilities. We also have gifts for you from local merchants and businesses. Call 1-866856-8442 HOSPITAL AUXILIARY: Meets second Monday of every month, 1:00 p.m. Hospital Board Room. For info., Call Doreen @ 250-295-1577 PRINCETON AND DISTRICT COMMUNITY SKILLS CENTRE SOCIETY: Meetings are held quarterly on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. HEDLEY LIBRARY HOURS: A reminder that the Library is open every Thurs. from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and is located at the OAPO Hall on Scott Ave. HEDLEY OAPO: 3rd Monday of every month regular general meetings - Everyone welcome to come. SENIORS BRANCH #30 POT LUCK SUPPER: Last Friday of every month, 5:30 p.m. Seniors Centre. Members can invite a guest. MEMBERS ONLY POOL TOURNAMENT: Last Tuesday of every month at the Senior’s Centre. 10:00 am WHIST & CRIB: (Seniors Branch #30) First Saturday of each month at 1 PM. Coffee & refreshments included. Everyone welcome. VERMILION FORKS PRINCETON O.A.P.O. BRANCH #185: Regular meetings second Friday of every month at 2 p.m.. Pot luck supper every third Friday at 5:00 p.m. SEARCH AND RESCUE TRAINING SESSIONS: Meetings will be held on the first and third Tuesday of every month. Call Arnie Powell at 250-295-6759 for more information. LITTLE FOLKS NURSERY SCHOOL: Meetings are every third Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at LFNS. 250-295-3083 ELKS AND ROYAL PURPLE COUNTRY STORE: Friday’s 11 - 6 and Saturday’s 10 - 3. Table rentals available. For info. Contact Doris Driver at 250-295-3518. Lunch available.


Club Notes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PRINCETON ROTARY CLUB: Meets every Tuesday @ 12 p.m. Heartland Restaurant (dining room). For more info. Call Judy @ 250-295-0217. New members welcome!

Coalmont Energy Corp. On September 30, Coalmont Energy Corp. submitted a formal update on the status of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) as required by the Ministry of Environment (MOE). The update report was more than 120 pages in length and provided MOE with specific details regarding the work completed to date on the EIA as well as addressed ongoing and future data collection and analysis. MOE is still reviewing the submission but Coalmont Energy has been in regular contact and maintains ongoing discussions with MOE regarding certain aspects of the report. The final EIA is expected to be submitted to MOE by December 6, 2013. The EIA is a comprehensive and detailed report addressing environmental issues such as sediment characterization and deposition mapping, aquatic sampling, fish and fish habitat sampling, terrestrial environment, and human health field programs. A community information meeting will be held after the EIA has been submitted to MOE. Representatives of Coalmont Energy Corp. and Triton Environmental Consultants will be in attendance to present the findings of final EIA and answer questions from the community and stakeholder groups. It is expected that the meeting will be scheduled during the week of December 9, 2013, with the date and time finalized once the submission date of the final report has been confirmed.


Getting into the spirit of Halloween Photo is of Julia MacDonald. 3 years old. Julia is the grand daughter of locals Frank and Mac MacDonald. ~ Grandma just had to share!

COPPERHILL LANES: YBC Bowling Saturday 10 AM. Club 55. Men’s, Ladies and Mixed bowling leagues. Call 250-295-6500 for more information. SPECIAL “O” BOARD; Meets 3rd Tuesday of the month. Contact 250-295-7218 for meeting place & time. FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP: For more information, please contact Jennifer @ 250-295-7438 LAPIDARY PRINCETON’S ROCK & FOSSIL CLUB: Meetings held third Tuesday of the month. 7:00 p.m. Riverside Centre. Call Franz Hofer @ 250-295-3896 for more info. New members welcome! PRINCETON COMMUNITY BAND: Meets Mondays and Thursdays 6 p.m. in the PSS Band Room. New musicians welcome! Youth GIRL GUIDES OF CANADA: Contact: Carol Mack 250-295-7085 PRINCETON MINOR HOCKEY: Lori Gullison 250-295-3977 SIMILKAMEEN (JKA) SHOTOKAN KARATE CLUB: 250-295-3909 or 250-295-7374 PRINCETON POSSE JR. HOCKEY CLUB: 250-295-6544 PRINCETON FIGURE SKATING CLUB: Lynette Boyd: 250-295-7113 KOKANEE SUMMER SWIM CLUB: Lindsay: 250-295-0759 PRINCETON FAMILY SERVICES SOCIETY : FAMILY PLACE 120 Kenley Ave. open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 11:00- 2:00. (Pre-natal) 11:00 -12:00 Mom’s help prepare and enjoy lunch together.

BAPTIST CHURCH CHOIRS Junior Choir Mondays 3:15 - 4:15

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION: General meeting held on the third Sunday of each month at 1:00 PM.

Performing “Christmas Spelling Bee” a musical drama.

PRINCETON LADIES AUXILIARY LEGION BRANCH 56: Meet 2nd Tuesday of the month @ Legion Hall at 7:00 p.m.

Adult Choir Starts Thurs. Oct. 17 at 3:30

SIMILKAMEEN VALLEY ATV CLUB: meet 3rd Saturday of each month at 3:00 p.m. (March - August) in the Chamber Boardroom. Contact: 250-292-8348



Performing “Christmas is Coming” a Musical. Contact person is Mrs. Thomas at 250-295-0113.

FAB - from page 1 As part of their Western Canadian Tour in 2014, The Fab Fourever will re-create the concert. A reproduction of the August 22, 1964 concert at Empire Stadium in Vancouver will be featured in set one and set two will include songs from the Beatles ‘studio days.’ Like them on Facebook - and visit to keep up with performance dates. If you haven’t seen them perform yet, make some time to go—you won’t be disappointed.

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Photo above; Jessica McIvor is one of the residents who thoroughly enjoyed the concert given by The Fab Fourever on Saturday at the Riverside Centre.

Similkameen Spotlight October 23, 2013



Library News

Friday, October 25th - Start at 6 pm Enjoy a tasty dinner with the best view of the Valley! Then dance to music of our local talents Alan & Jason!

Janis Winter (left) has served as Community Librarian in Hedley and Princeton since 2002. On Friday, October 25 of this year, Winter will officially begin her retirement. Come celebrate with her from Noon to 5 p.m., at the library. Sharon Dennis (right) began working with the library part-time in 2002 and began her permanent position two and a half years ago as assistant to Winter. Dennis will become the new Community Librarian on Oct. 22.


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Retirement celebration on Friday Lisa Carleton

No computers—stamps and card catalogues were how books were organized and loaned out at the library when Janis Winter began serving as Community Librarian for Hedley and Princeton. Then, the move into using book catalogues and microfiche (microfilm capable of accommodating and preserving a considerable number of pages of text, in reduced form.) and then libraries graduated into the computer age. “I took some courses so the transition to the use of computers was not difficult at all,” said Winter. She has seen many changes within the Princeton Library, met a lot of interesting people and has worked with some great staff. “I have really enjoyed working with Sharon, she said, “I am really going to miss her.” Sharing her most memorable moments, Winter said that the move to the new library (current location) was great. “It is a much better space, it is bright and airy, beautiful building and in a nice location,” she said. One of the most memorable times was when she and co-workers held book sales, garage sales and walked to Hedley to raise funds to purchase specialized computer equipment for the blind for a local gentleman, Mr. Darrel Rose. Winter says that her plans for the future include volunteering some time up at Ridgewood Lodge and at some point creating a “Friends of the Library Group,” who will be a group of people who will volunteer to do things like run summer club programs or run book sales in order to provide financial support for things the library can not purchase. She is really retiring—seriously.

Sharon Dennis will become the new Community Librarian. She says that “It will not be the same without this lady.” Dennis has enjoyed working with Winter since 2002, “She basically trained me. Janis is a great, wonderful lady to work with,” she said. Dennis would like to extend an invitation to the community to come and celebrate with Janis. From 12 noon until 5 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 25, residents are invited to come by the library to offer their congratulations and enjoy a piece of cake and a cup of coffee. Both ladies also extend an open invitation to residents to come into the library— “People think that libraries are just a place to come in, get a book and get out.” Not so any more, says Dennis, “Libraries have changed.” The librarians say to come in...relax by the fire and read a good book or build a puzzle. Access to numerous databases including ‘fix it’s, ancestry research, newspapers, periodicals (just to name a few) are available for use at the library. E-books, e-magazines, music downloads, language learning, internet access—all this is available at the library. Stop in, if you don’t have a library card—ask for a guest pass. Feel like watching a movie? Well, guess what— DVD movies are also available at the library. Various programs are offered throughout the year for preschoolers including the upcoming Christmas Craft Day scheduled for Dec. 11 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Pre-register by calling 250295-6495. Leaders for Literacy partners with the library to offer free tutorials for adults who are learning to use the computer—sign up in the library. Want to learn more?—Stop in at the library.


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It is called a back-toback recumbent bike and is being riden by Lloyd McLean (left) and Bob MacDonald in the Craig Gives Back2-Back Cross Canda Bycicle Tour. The pair stopped overnight in Princeton on Friday to rest up for the trek from Princeton through Manning Park to Vancouver and then on to Victoria where the tour ends on Oct. 27. Lisa Carleton

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The goal is to create awareness and raise $300,000 for Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind and YMCAs in Canada. The reason for this fundraiser is the desire of Craig Aucoin of Pictou, Nova Scotia to give back to the three Canadian charities that helped him deal impove his life while dealing with the loss of his eyesight due to retinitis pigmentosa disease. On Aug. 4, Aucoin and his training partner and friend Lloyd McLean left St. John’s NL for their 85 day journey.

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Aucoin suffered injuries on the East Coast and had to return home to Pictou. He is hoping to rejoin the ride for the final few days. Bob MacDonald who also has retinitis pigmentosa and is considered legally blind offered to ride in Aucoin’s place so the Craig Gives Back ride would not have to be cancelled. The ride is being done on a a unique, tandem recumbent bicycle – designed and built in Holland via a one-man operation. The bicycle enables the sighted rider to guide while both riders give it power. The riders have had a bit of cool weather during their travels, but for the

most part they say it has been good. “The most agressive part of the ride was through the Rockies, said McLean. The longest day travelled was 210 kilometers but the pair normally do 70 to 100 km per day. To show your support or to make a donation to the ride, visit or like Craig Gives Back on A donation of $5 via text can be made on your mobile phone by texting 45678 with the keyword CRAIG. “The support keeps us going,” said McLean, “Home Hardware has been very helpful and we get lots of honking and waves along the way.”

Hedley and Keremeos yard waste collection date Homes in Rural Electoral Areas ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’ and ‘G’ will be receiving seasonal yard waste collection during the week of October 28 to November 1. Communities receiving this collection include Rural Oliver, Rural Osoyoos, Rural Keremeos, Cawston, Olalla and Hedley. Residents can place out an unlimited amount of properly packaged yard waste for pickup on their morning of their collection day. Yard waste means leaves, sticks, prunings, grass and branches under 3 inches (7.5 cm) diameter. Materials should be placed in a reusable con-

tainer, like a garbage can, or in kraft paper yard waste bags. Branches can be cut to 3 feet (1 m) lengths and bundled securely with string. Yard waste placed in plastic bags or containing other materials will not be collected. Large volumes of yard waste, agricultural waste or culled fruit can be brought to any local landfill for composting. No charges apply at any landfill for loads of yard waste under 500 kg (1100 pounds). The final 2013 yard waste collection for all RDOS rural Electoral Area homes will be the last week of November.

FREE FLU CLINICS Get your free flu shot at: Princeton, Riverside Centre 148 Old Hedley Rd Tuesday, October 29, 2013 1pm-5pm Bring your care card with you! Flu shots are safe, effective, and free for the following: • • • • • • • •

People 65 years and older and their caregivers/household contacts All children 6-59 months of age Household contacts and caregivers of infants and children 0-59 months of age Aboriginal people Children and adults with chronic health conditions and their household contacts Health-care workers Emergency responders Pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy during the influenza season and their household contacts • People of any age in residential care facilities • Children & adults who are very obese • And more …to view a full list of those who can get their flu shot for free visit The flu (influenza) is highly contagious. Getting your flu shot protects you and those around you – at home, school and work. For more information contact your local public health office, call the flu line 250-493-7109 or visit

Similkameen Spotlight October 23, 2013 A5


Still locked out

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On Wednesday, June 26 FortisBC locked out 225 of it’s employees. The main issues involved in the dispute are wages and control over job descriptions. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union (IBEW)Local 213 has been in bargaining with FortisBC since January of this year. Now, four months later and still locked out, other unions and workers are rallying to show their support. CUPE, BC Ambulance and COPE workers rallied last Thursday in Kelowna and USW 480 marched in support on September 25 in Trail, B.C. Business manager for the IBEW, Rod Russell said the membership rejected mediator Vince Ready’s recommendations for an agreement earlier this month. “Numerous contencious concessions were added by the company in mediation,”

Scott Minshull, (Keremeos) Princeton employees Russ Biagioni and Aaron Gould along with the other members of the IBEW Local 213 have been locked out by their employer, FortisBC since June 26 of this year.

he said. Without union direction for acceptance or rejection of Ready’s recommnedation, the workers cast secret ballot votes which resulted in a large majority rejection. FortisBC is losing employees, construction jobs are being held back and the people locked out are not driving the economy— “The company doesn’t seem to care, said Russell, the collateral damage is completely unknown.” He added that the public can and is encouraged to, contact the B.C. Utilities Commission with their concerns. Letters of comment voicing opposition to rate increases and concerns in regard to service can be emailed to To keep up with the (IBEW)Local 213, like them on Facebook SupportIBEW213 or follow them on Twitter

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your Federal Member of Parliament Do you need help with a passport? Do you have a problem with a federal government service or issue?

Meet with M.P. Constituency Staff

Thursday, Oct. 31st, 2013 And the LAST Thursday of every month

Princeton: 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm Community Skills Centre, 206 Vermilion Keremeos: Call 250-498-5353 for appointment

Or 1-800-667-2393

alex. or PUBLIC HEARING NOVEMBER 4TH, 2013 AT 6:30 PM PRINCETON REGIONAL LIBRARY, 107 VERMILION AVENUE Pursuant to the provisions of Section 892 of the Local Government Act, notice is hereby given that Town Council will consider a new Zoning Bylaw and amendment to the Town of Princeton Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 808, 2008. The Council of the Town of Princeton will meet and hold a Public Hearing on Monday, November 4th, 2013 at 6:30 pm at the Princeton Regional Library, 107 Vermilion Avenue to consider the following proposed Zoning Bylaw and Official Community Plan Bylaw amendment. All persons who believe their interest in property is affected by the proposed bylaws will be afforded an opportunity to be heard in person and/or by written submission. Written submissions will be accepted up to the conclusion of the Public hearing. If you are submitting a written submission prior to the Public Hearing, please submit it to the CAO office at Town Hall. Council will receive no representations on these bylaws after the close of the Public Hearing.



A copy of the subject Zoning Bylaw No. 880, 2013 (New Zoning Bylaw) and Bylaw No. 883, 2013 (304 Laurie Currie Way) to amend the Town of Princeton Official Community Plan bylaw No. 808, 2008, are available on the Town of Princeton’s website and during normal business hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday except statutory holidays in the Town Office, 169 Bridge Street, Princeton, B.C. up to the date of the Public hearing on November 4th, 2013. Given under my hand this 8th day of October, 2013 Rick Zerr CAO, Town of Princeton


In accordance with the Local Government Act (section 809 and 810), Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen proposed Bylaw 2632, 2013 includes the following properties, which will receive exemptions from Property Taxes for 2014.

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The Princeton Rodeo Club; back row - directors Jennifer Bernard, Karrie Crucil, Bob Lind, Chloe Littlejohn and vice-president Odelle Simmons. Front - president Ken Crompton and secretary Sue Gereau.

Princeton Rodeo Club reviews Rodeo 2013 The Princeton Rodeo Club had it’s annual general meeting on Oct. 10 where the majority of directors were elected by acclamation. New to the board as director is Chloe Littlejohn. Her mother, Odelle Simmons has joined the board as vice president. After the annual general meeting President Crompton opened the floor to general discussion.


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The 2013 Rodeo was great with performances and competitions, however attendance was lower and it was not a financially profitable year for the club. “It’s disheartening to see all the work done and not see people come up,” said Crompton. The club intends to work on new ideas for Rodeo 2014 and welcomes those interested to join them. Speak to any member of the board.


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A6 Wednesday, October 23, 2013 Similkameen Spotlight


U.S. woes could be ours Black Press Guest Editorial

Canadians shouldn’t laugh too hard watching the political debacle that had shut down the U.S. government for the past couple of weeks. True, their situation couldn’t happen here. We would have a non-confidence vote, and trigger a new election and a new government. But our government system has its own problems. The vastness of the U.S. economy coupled with the size and relative wealth of their population tends to magnify the scale of their political and social problems. Canadians should look at the divisive political/social structure there as a warning of how problems with our political system could grow if unchecked. Let’s face it, politicians no longer represent the views of their constituents. American politicians tend to represent big money special interests. In Canada, the Senate is a patronage tool with a healthy dash of corruption and in the House of Commons, it’s a rare thing for any MLA to vote against their party’s line. Impossible then, that Canada will ever see anything like the civil war the U.S. has between their Senate, Congress and the president. In Canada, the prime minister has few barriers to getting his policies or those of the party enacted. That puts an incredible amount of power in the hands of the prime minister, his cabinet and the party elite. For example, since 2006, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s conservative government has been muzzling scientists and defunding scientific inquiry. Widely available facts have long served as a check on political power; educated, aware people tend to ask questions like ‘why?’ But an uneducated populace is easily swayed by people/politicians pandering to their prejudices. A vicious circle leading to the situation we see in the U.S. today, where the Tea Party draws support from a large, unquestioning portion of the electorate for their extremist views. PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY Annual subscription: $30 locally, $45 elsewhere in Canada. We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) for our publishing activities.

B.C. oil spill study misinterpreted VICTORIA – The release of the B.C. government’s detailed study fair-trade Alaska stuff. Their claims about acidity and abrasiveness of into oil spill response capability off the West Coast created the usual diluted bitumen didn’t hold up, and it’s still hotly contested whether the heavy oil in diluted bitumen would float, emulsify or sink in actual brief wave of media shock and horror. This just in! If crude oil spilled in the Dixon Entrance, the storm- sea conditions. When the federal government announced a study to determine tossed sea lane north of Haida Gwaii, the combined resources of Canadian and U.S. containment and collection response could only what spilled bitumen would do in North Coast waters, that too was attacked by the Green Party as a secret scheme to prop recover an estimated four per cent of it. And that’s in up Enbridge’s pipeline proposal. So it’s a scandal when the summer! The winter recovery rate would be more you don’t know the answers, and it’s a scandal when you like three per cent. try to find them. Talk radio and website headlines set the narrative Another question that gets little attention is whether in minutes. How could anyone even consider running it’s better for spilled oil to sink rather than wash up on oil tankers through that pristine B.C. coastal area? It’s beaches. crazy! Crude oil is, if you’ll pardon the expression, organic. Here’s the big fact clearly stated in the study by Spills produce a huge spike in oil-eating bacteria that U.S.-based Nuka Research and Planning Group, and leads to an increase in fish populations at a certain stage. ignored by most of the media and public. There are This was documented in a 1994 book called Degrees of hundreds of tankers filled with crude oil sailing through TOM FLETCHER Disaster, written by an expert who stayed on in Valdez these stormy seas every year. It’s been going on since for four years, long after the TV cameras and grandAlaska North Slope crude was developed in the 1970s. standing politicians went home. Six of the seven oil spill simulations run by Nuka are Victoria-based Dogwood seized on a 2012 Nuka based on Alaska crude, because that’s overwhelmingly study done for the Haisla Nation at Kitimat, which what has been shipped along B.C.’s North Coast for 40 years. This lack of crude oil spill response capability has existed the found that in ocean conditions that are present more than half of the entire time, without a whisper of protest or media attention, even after time, there would be no immediate way to respond to a spill at sea. Dogwood’s “no tankers campaign director” hinted that this inforthe 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster near the oil’s point of origin. The current narrative, hammered home by U.S.-controlled envi- mation was intentionally left out of the B.C. government study, and ronmental groups and their aboriginal partners in the “Great Bear the media ate it up. No tankers? Better check again. Rainforest,” is that only Canadian oil is a threat.  How much Alaska crude is shipped down the B.C. coast? According Dogwood’s mission is clearly not to protect the B.C. coast from to Nuka’s analysis, it’s currently about 38 million cubic metres each oil spills. If it were, they would be protesting the ongoing risk from year. That’s enough to fill B.C. Place stadium to the roof – 15 times. Alaska tankers. The Sierra-Greenpeace-ForestEthics-Dogwood gang, a sort of Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press billionaire-bankrolled green Team America, has worked hard to pro- and Twitter:@tomfletcherbc E-mail:  tfletcher@ mote the falsehood that “tar sands” oil is vastly worse than that nice 

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Similkameen Spotlight October 23, 2013

Volunteer visitors needed

Dear Editor, This is an open letter of request to the community. Princeton Hospice Society is having a meeting on October 24 and invites anyone interested in volunteering to help in the community with people who are confined to their home. We would like to start a Friendly Visitor Program where people would spend time with clients, playing cards, having coffee, reading, taking them out for a drive if possible, or just visiting. We invite you to join us and share ideas. We are also looking for people willing to be drivers for hospital visits.. Please call June Hope 250 - 295 - 3512 A7

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September 2nd in 1863, with â&#x20AC;&#x153;the fifteen elected Island members sitting until August 31st 1866, representing and governing the independent Colony of Vancouver Island until unification with the colony of British Columbia... ...calling upon the government of Canada to recognize this significant date in the history of Vancouverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Island, and to direct Canada Post to commemorate the Legislative Assembly of Vancouver Islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important contribution to democratic governance in BC and in Confederation by re-issuing a copy of Vancouver Islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 5 cent stamp, circulated in 1865.â&#x20AC;? The Vancouver Island Province initiative invites Canadians from sea to sea to sea, to show their appreciation and support for the early democratic governance demonstrated by Vancouver Islands Legislative Assembly, by signing onto the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Petition to Re-Issue a Vancouver Island 5¢ Stamp that Commemorates the 150th Anniversaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. The on-line Petition can be found at: â&#x20AC;¨< petitions/request-to-re-issue-the1865-vancouver-island-5-stampcommemorating-the-150th-anniversary-of-vancouver-island-s-early-democratic-governance?utm_ campaign=petition_created&utm_ medium=email&utm_ source=guides> â&#x20AC;¨Sincerely, Scott Akenhead & Laurie Gourlayâ&#x20AC;¨Co-ordinators, VI Province

Suggestions for an indoor pool Dear Editor, I keep thinking about an indoor pool that was affordable to low income seniors and disabled as well as to the entire area. Hope, B.C., did this to some degree about 12 years ago for their pool and Princeton is a far more community spirited and generous than any town ever was. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what I came up withâ&#x20AC;Ś All the talented people could donate a piece of their crafts, arts, collections etcetera to go to public auction, silent auction, raffles, etc., through out the winter; people could buy a board/brick for $50 and have their name mounted on a plaque. There are probably other fundraising ideas out there. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;We could sell shares of ownership to the townspeople, that way there wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be cost over run by a gov-

ernment owned project. Then, ask Jim Pattison to donate the Overwaitea (his name would be on the building)â&#x20AC;&#x201D;that would be a perfect place for a community pool and it would bring people into town. The pool building would be like a three storey western hotel with two floors of apartments to help with the cost of running the buildingâ&#x20AC;Śthen start asking for grants to match what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve accumulated. Keep the building simple, just an olympic sized pool, change rooms and possibly steam rooms period! No wave pools, no fancy extras. What do you think? Would love to hear if anyone is interested. Lapis Lynx Princeton

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An open letter to Canadians Dear Friends, The initiative to see Vancouver Island established as a province has received considerable attention and support for a proposal to re-issue an 1865 five cent stamp that recognizes and commemorates Vancouver Islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history and contribution to Confederation. We expect to submit a formal request to Canada Post by yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s end, and have posted an on-line Petition that will assist Island residents and Canadians who may wish to offer their support. To date supporters of this proposal include Island MP Jean Crowder who wrote, â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is important that this significant date in Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history and its contribution to Confederation be formally recognized. A Canadian stamp that commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Third House of Assembly of Vancouver Island will honour Vancouver Islands Legislative Assembly and help preserve a part of Canadian history. â&#x20AC;&#x153; And Island MLA, Andrew Weaver, noted, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I support the initiative to re-issue Vancouver Islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 5 cent stamp to recognize our important history in the building of British Columbia. The sesquicentennial (in 2015) of early democratic governance on the west coast is a very suitable occasion to re-issue the stamp.â&#x20AC;? The on-line Petition notes that the Third House of Assembly of Vancouver Island began on

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This is Sam from the Copper Mountain Pub & Restaurant. Sam would like to invite you to participate in the upcoming fundraiser for The Princeton Highway Extrication crew. (Highway Rescue) The fundraiser is being held to help them pay for a new rescue truck. The fundraiser dinner will be held at the Copper Mountain Pub and Restaurant on Saturday, Nov. 1, at 6:30 p.m. Ticket cost of $20 includes a burger, fries and a beer. Tickets are available at the Copper Mountain Pub or at the Similkameen Spotlight office.

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Health Clinic - why donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t we use what we have already? Dear Editor, As everyone knows by now, Dr. Smith is retiring at the end of the year. Less known and what I have recently learned is that Dr. Smith has offered his entire clinic, lock stock and barrel, to Interior Health at no cost to them. They could take over a fully equipped medical clinic for one or two doctors and pay nothing but the rent! This would immediately solve the problems of the many, many elderly patients who have no transportation and who have to walk to see their doctor. This would also free up needed space at the Cascade Clinic which should be obvious to anyone who has been there. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Another bad move from Interior Health. Taking over Dr. Smithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office would give us patients a more efficient and convenient way to see our doctors. Transportation is not always available at appointment time and is too costly for many. I would be interested in hearing what our new Health Care Committee has to say about this offer. I have been told that one reason for having all doctors at Cascade Clinic makes it more efficient for patients to have their tests/x-rays done and that as it is a â&#x20AC;&#x153;clinicâ&#x20AC;? you can visit any one of the doctorsâ&#x20AC;Śfoolish indeed. You want a doctor who knows you through visits to him or herâ&#x20AC;Ś The way they are set up now, you are just another number and more time is spent with the doctors reading your file to see what they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know about you. Another reason I was given for having all the doctors at the Cascade Clinic is that as â&#x20AC;&#x153;newâ&#x20AC;? doctors they can not afford to pay rent as they have student loans, etc., to pay off. Who doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have monthly payments? Princeton is an amazing town, fabulous people are working hard to make good lives for themselves. We deserve much more than IH has to offer! Lynn Boyd Princeton

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A8 Wednesday, October 23, 2013 Similkameen Spotlight


‘Racism is the pits’ Lisa Carleton


October is National Pit Bull awareness month. It actually started out as a day to bring positive awareness and attention to the American Pit Bull Terrier and to their responsible owners. The Pit Bull, like Doberman Pinschers, Rottweilers, and German Shepherds before it has topped the lists of dogs that some consider dangerous in general. Negative media attention has cre-

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ated a lot of fear and the desire to enact breed specific legislation in some areas. Local certified dog trainer, Lorna Williams held an awareness session at the Princeton Plaza Mall on Saturday, October 19. “There are a lot of responsible owners out there,” said Williams. She and two of her friends brought their dogs down to the plaza to give residents the opportunity to visit with the dogs and to learn more about them.


Kellie Broderick and Rizza along with Janel Isherwood and Buddy joined Williams with her dog Pup to assist in the educational afternoon. These ladies want people to learn that it is “not the dog that is bad, it is irresponsible ownership that creates problems with any breed.” Pup is 10 years old, Rizza is three and they both just love people and attention. Buddy is an excited less-than-one year old ranch pup. He wears a muzzle while in town because “of the fear people have of the breed.” If you are interested in learning more about the Pit Bull breed, Both Lorna Williams 250-295-7974 and Kellie Broderick 250-295-1426 are willing to help. Also visit

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Left: Lorna Williams & Pup and Kellie Broderick & Rizza. Top: Janel Isherwood and Buddy. These ladies spent Saturday afternoon sharing their pups and their knowledge with residents.

The past few days have been full of joy, tears, exhaustion Very soon after the birth, babies were removed to the nursand wonder for us. We’ve been participating in and celebrating ery and then delivered every four hours during the day to the confused new mom for bottle feeding, as if newborns could be the birth of our fourth grandchild, a precious little boy. It began with a phone call from our son in Maple Ridge put on a military schedule. Ha! Breastfeeding was discouraged at 2:30 a.m., telling us that our daughter-in-law was in labour for the sake of hospital efficiency. As for the children, I can’t recall any siblings being allowed and on the way to St. Paul’s Hospital in downtown Vancouver. in the hospital when my babies were being born. We had been prepared for weeks so we were on Yet clearly, this young family of ours was doing the road before 4:00 a.m., fortified with large hot very well with the relaxed atmosphere created in coffees. this birthing room. We were told that it was set When we arrived at the hospital, we were up for all aspects of the event except for surgery. directed to the third floor and to a spacious birthing room occupied by two nurses, June, Arron There was a reclining chair for the fathers and if and best of all, four year old sister-to-be Callista. there were siblings, they could snooze comfortably People were talking normally and laughing with him in the same chair. together. At first I figured we had been directed to As it turned out, our daughter-in-law decided the wrong floor. Dad-to-be was calm, unlike when she was uncomfortable with Callista in the room MERRILYN HUYCKE his daughter was being born. I could understand when things began to heat up so she and Grandpa everything he said! Mom-to-be was surveying her and I retired to the lounge to watch movies and domain, anchored to her bed with color coorread, expecting a long wait. To our amazement, dinated IV tubes and big sister was smiling and our son came to get us within the hour. He was playing quietly with someone’s iPhone. wearing the biggest goofiest grin! He announced What a change from the days when my son was born, not that little Ansten Paul was just being cleaned up for company even half a century ago. Dads were eyed suspiciously, and were and we were invited to the party. only allowed into the delivery rooms on probation. If they I don’t believe I will ever get over the thrill of seeing a newfainted, they were unceremoniously moved out of the way and born. Everyone in the birthing room glowed with pleasure. Big sister was enthralled, marveling at the tiny perfect person. then forever branded a weakling, never to return. For the Moms, prenatal classes were still an unproven expe- Mom smiled knowingly and the grandparents couldn’t stop rience, often due to practical concerns. The fear factor loomed grinning. Dad, well what can I say about him? He was proud, over most first time moms and of course, our mothers’ horror exhausted, and delighted! And he didn’t faint or falter. stories didn’t help. I suspect some were exaggerated, possibly How much better can it get? for rather primitive birth control methods, but that may be the Welcome to the world little Ansten and God bless you and cynical view. keep you safe!


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Health Equipment Loan Program

OPEN TUESDAYS 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. IF YOU NEED EQUIPMENT at other times, please call 250-293-6467 (9am - 3pm, Tuesday - Friday) TO RETURN EQUIPMENT: Please leave it at the office door with a note of your name so that I can clear your file from our records. (DO NOT leave equipment outside the Riverside Centre) VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: to care for the equipment, please call 250-293-6467. ~Marjorie Holland - Volunteer


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Get ready for spook night spectacular Lisa Carleton

Dress up in your finest Halloween attire and get ready for a night of spooks, treats, freaks and fun! The third annual Halloween Family Fun Night sponsored by the Princeton and District Agricultural Fair takes place on Saturday, October 26 at the Princeton Exhibition Grounds (PXA) beginning at 5 p.m. Get a little grossed out with the Spooky Feeling Centre run by Michelle and Steve Jaster. Take your litte ones on a tour of the Junior Spook House courtesey of the Graves Family and then let them have some fun in the Bouncy Castle Room courtesey of the Princeton Baptist Church. Visit the Halloween Craft room brought to you by Erin Williams and play the Halloween Dart Game with Jaclyn Smith Whitecotton. The Princeton Extrication Crew (Hwy Rescue) will be on hand again this year to tie you up for the Three-Legged Race Course. For those of you who are brave enough to dare... the main Spook House will open at 6 p.m. The main Spook House is created by the Bernard, Crucil and Derker Families along with the help of volunteers to set up and run. This is intended to provide a fun Halloween fright, so if

you don’t enjoy a good grossing out or scare now and then, please enjoy the Junior Spook House instead. About half way through the evening, take in the fireworks show and if you get a chill at all, go warm yourself by the bonfire. The Double J P.S.Y.C.H.O.s (Partially Sane Young Cooks Handing Out Smiles) will serve you at the free concession. The consession food is graciously provided for the event by the Princeton Rodeo, Racing Day, Little Britches and Agricultural Fair Boards. “Sponsorship and participation from the community has grown this year—we are very excited,” said Jennifer Bernard on behalf of herself and Dawne Graves, co-founders of Halloween Family Fun Night. The Fun Night Shuttle Bus courtesy of Lynch Bus Lines and driver Ann Heuser will be available to get those without transportation, to and from the grounds. Pick up starts at John Allison School at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Pick up from Vermilion Forks School at 6:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. / Dairy Queen at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Arrival time at the grounds will be 6:45 and 7:45 p.m. The final bus to leave the grounds to return people home will be at 8:45 p.m.

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A12 Wednesday, October 23, 2013 Similkameen Spotlight China Ridge Trails Society Invites you to: Work Party & Lunch at the Longhouse Sat Oct 26th 10 am


Local riders have a little Halloween fun

Two local equestrian riders travelled to Summerland on October 5 to participate in the Spooky Halloween Show at the Summerland Rodeo Grounds. The girls work with teacher, Lorraine Stubbens locally and travel to Summerland throughout the year to attend special events. Last year the equestrian riders participated in a jumping demonstration at the Princeton and District Agricultural Fair. Tallis Dixon and Kami French spend a great deal of time on their training—they also put a large effort into their costumes for the Halloween show. Their horses, London and Smoky were patient and cooperative while the girls dolled them up for the dress up day.

Annual General Meeting Thursday, November 14th 2013 7 pm Library Meeting Room Refreshments Skiiers, Mountain Bikers, Snowshoers, and New Members Welcome For more information call Shirley 250-295-3379

Family Fun Night Free Shuttle Service Bus will start from:

John Allison @ 6pm then again at 7pm Vermilion Forks @ 6:15pm then again at 7:15pm Dairy Queen @ 6:30pm then again at 7:30pm Arrives at the grounds at 6:45pm and 7:45pm Last bus leaving the grounds at 8:45pm


Contributed Photos

Spooky Halloween Show Tallis Dixon and her horse London dressed as Medieval Royalty, and Kami French and her pony Smoky dressed as a poodle, with Kami as a 1950s “Pink Lady” a la “Grease” Both girls came home with first and second place ribbons in multiple categories, and Smoky and Kami won first place for costume in the 12 and under category.

~ Dinner ticket includes: Burger, Fries and a Beer ~ Tickets available at Copper Mountain Pub & Restaurant and The Similkameen Spotlight Office

Similkameen Spotlight October 23, 2013

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Take the fright out of driving this Halloween ~ be prepared October 2013 –While Halloween is one of the most festive nights of the year for children it also ranks among the most dangerous for young pedestrians. To help promote safety on this spooky and fun filled evening, there are steps that motorists should take to prevent unwanted scares on the road. By performing a quick check of your vehicle and taking extra precautions when driving through neighborhoods, you can help make sure any frights are reserved for the holiday, not for the road, according to representatives from the Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada, through its Be Car Care Aware (BCCA) program. “By practicing cautious driving and performing regular vehicle maintenance, we can help keep everyone safe this Halloween,” said Marc Brazeau, President and CEO, AIA Canada. “Be sure to check your vehicle’s safety items and remind children of basic safety rules before heading out trick-or-treating.” Over 64 percent of surveyed Canadians say that vehicle servicing is important to them to protect their family’s safety, according to DesRosiers’ 2013 Light Vehicle Study. With that in mind, below are some driving and vehicle maintenance tips that can help promote safety and ward off any scares for motorists this Halloween: Check your lights. Replace any burnt out signal lights or headlights straight away. Properly functioning lights are critical for spotting the ghouls and goblins that will be roam-

ing your neighbourhood this Halloween, and for overall road safety. Drive slowly and abide by the speed limit. Drivers should slow down in neighborhoods and be on high alert for children crossing streets or emerging from between parked cars. Check your brakes. Your brake system is the most vital safety component of your vehicle as it allows you to stop to avoid collision. Check that your brakes are in good working order in the event that you need to make a quick stop. Overly excited trick-or-treaters may not always look both ways before crossing the street! Check your tires. Worn tires lose their ability to grip the road in adverse conditions. Stopping on wet roads can take up to four times the normal distance of stopping on dry roads. Drivers should check their tire inflation pressure as well as tread depth and wear at least once per month to ensure their tires are gripping the road properly. Check your horn. Honk, honk! Make sure your horn is working in the event that you need to alert other drivers or pedestrians of danger, or get their attention (and to ward off monsters). Get a vehicle check-up. Regular maintenance is the best form of prevention for breakdowns. Bring your vehicle to an auto repair shop or qualified mechanic this Halloween for a check-up to make sure your vehicle is prepared for the colder months that lie ahead. For more tips on how to improve the safety of your vehicle, you can visit:

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

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

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If you *missed the book* and operate a business in our market area. Call the Similkameen Spotlight at: 250-295-3535 or Fax us a note at: 250-295-7322 and publish your name and number at no charge.


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Spotlight on Smiles

Thumbs Up/Down Thumbs up to the Princeton Arts Council for bringing The Fab Fourever to Princeton. Awesome show! Thumbs down to the inappropriate gun use that has been happening locally over the past few weeks.

Princeton Pentecostal Church (The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada)

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

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

Office: 250-295-7714

Name: Pup - 10 1/2 years old, has earned her “Good Neighbour Certification” Likes: Everyone and food! Dislikes: Cats

WorshiP - 10:00 am

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

Communion: 3rd Sunday of the month

office hours

Tues and Thurs: 9:30 am - noon

190 - 1st Avenue Everyone Welcome

Baptist Church of Princeton

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


Living Water

Community Church Invites You to

38 Kenley Avenue 10:30 Morning Worship

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

Similkameen Spotlight October 23, 2013

Princeton hosts district cross country race Nicola-Canford (NC), Merritt Central (MC), Diamond Vale (DV), Collettville (CV), John Allison (JA) and Vermilion Forks (VF) Elementary Schools—all members of School District #58 came together at Princeton Secondary School (PSS) on October 10 to participate in a Princeton Cross Country Run. Grades one to five had the opportunity to participate in a 2.5 km run and grades six and seven up to 5 km. Ribbons were awarded for participation and to those that won 1st to 6th place. The students were treated to a soup and sandwich luncheon made by the PSS Cafeteria program and provided for by the Parent Advisory Committees from Vermilion Forks and John Allison Elementary Schools. Principal of VF and JA, Barry Clarke said, “the students had a great afternoon” and extended his thanks to the parents, grade sevens and PSS volunteers for their help. Results are as follows; 2001 Boys: Bradley Bronswyck - VF, Nicholas Anscomb - NC; 2001 Girls: Makyla Cooke - DV, Emmagin Richardson - MC, Tatiana Shuter - DV, Taylor White - VF, Mylee Coyne - VF. 2002 Boys: Spencer Vaughn - DV, Anthony Michelle - MC, Liam Warren - CV, Bill Brewer - NC, Garrett MacDonald - NC, Tristin Sparan MC, Troy Holmes - MC, Dylan Adam - VF; 2002 Girls: Emily Geier - MC, Felize Omori - CV, Chloe Shearer - CV, Drea Guardiero - VF, Coriu Harder - VF, Haruka Abe - VF. 2003 Boys: Carson Anscomb - NC, Bradley Sutton VF, Beckett Finch - CV, Sajjin Lali - CV, Peyton Fox - NC, Nathan Ray Morris - NC; 2003 Girls: Lexus Thomas - NC, Justice Aspinall - NC, Hailey Nelson - NC, Coralyn Collins - CV, Karianne Kroeker - CV, Cassie Smith - MC, Kristi Hall - CV, Taylor Rodie - CV, Kyra Prevost - MC, Dana Marr - NC. 2004 Boys: Wyatt Smith - MC, Cameron Nicholls - MC, Blake Klassen - DV, Manjot

Panghli - MC, Cole Jackson - DV, Keenan Bronswyck - VF, Michael Shackelly NC, Dakota Adam - VF, Mitchell Yee JA, Pierson Bett - VF, Cortez Charters - NC; 2004 Girls: Avery Warren - CV, Keauna Andrew-Seymour NC, Abigail Bateson - NC, Rachael Smith - NC, Alexandra van Rossum - NC, Madilyn Hewton - NC, Diya Chhabra - MC, Natalie Yurkowski VF, Jersi Emmerick NC, Angelina Stephons - DV, Riya Chhabra - MC, Sienna Warrington-Wright CV, Louise Peterson NC, Savannah Webe - CV tied with Nia Chenail - MC, Victoria Price - MC, Breanna Tomusiak - VF, Thomasina Zurba - JA, Olivia Mikkelsen - CV. 2005 Boys: Ostyn Fox - NC, Myca Dyck - NC, Will Heard - DV, Brooklyn Purdy - DV, Jake Krenn - JA; 2005 Girls: Eva Galbraith - NC, Kenya Lewis - JA, Lexie Gibson - JA, Makenna Gush - JA, Brooklyn Nilsen - JA, Grace Scollon - JA, Sienna Lyftogt - JA, Caprice Roccamatisi - JA. 2006/7 Boys: Jacob Williams - JA, Owen Bateson - NC, Ignatius Connolly - NC, Mack Klassen - NC, Jake Klassen - NC, Tye Jackson DV, Ansel Peterson - NC, Noah Galbraith - NC. 2006/7 Girls: Katie Coyne - JA, Megan Voigt - NC, Victoria King - DV, Adeline Seaward - NC, Paige Laing - DV, Aivry Thomas - JA, Azlyn Brewer - JA, Alishia Gallant - JA, Lindsay Hewton - NC.

Jacob Williams comes in first in his age group - 2006/7 Boys. Nicola-Canford, Merritt Central, Diamond Vale, Collettville, John Allison and Vermilion Forks Elementary Schools, all members of School District #58 participated in the District Cross Country Race.




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Katie Coyne of John Allison Elementary School takes first place in her age group during the Cross Country Run event held on October 10. Six schools from District #58 participated in the afternoon.

2013/14 P.S.S. Rebels Hockey Pool Thank you for your support of PSS Athletics!

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Pamella Lindley H.S.W.

Whole Body Vibration Consultant

Main: 250-460-2075 Email:

250.295.7980 or Toll Free: 1.877.348.5945



$15.00 PER WEEK



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2 H:

Tulameen, B.C. V0X 2L0


Mahindra Tractors

George Edge



farm centre ltd



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

283 Burton Ave, Princeton, B.C.


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

Specializing in: Cement Finishing Damp Proofing & Forms

Certified WETT Inspector, Technician & Advisor


• ENVIRO • OSBURN • VERMONT CASTINGS Contact us for your Pellet & Wood Burning appliance needs!


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


Farm & Industrial Equipment


Marg & Ed Reichert

Princeton, B.C. Ph: 250-295-0101 Fx: 250-295-0103 email:




ski-doo & can-am Sales & Service

Farm & Industrial Equipment



Reichert Sales & Service Ltd

Serving Princeton 20+ years




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


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

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Business & Service Directory AUTO PARTS

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


e l y t S d l


Sales & Delivery


Bottle Depot

(* excluding small appliances)


367 HWY. 3


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


Meet your friends at the rink!



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

Try Mixed Social Curling on Thursday Nights alternate weeks, singles or teams are welcome. Call Steph and Greg 250-295-0363


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


Aquarium Supplies Aviary Supplies Herp Supplies

Quality Foods, Toys and Supplies for your Dogs & Cats.

Phone: 250-295-7381

Princeton Plaza


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

STORAGE SPACE WORKSHOP OR… STORE YOUR TOYS Block building 2,000 square feet, 2-storey, Office, lots of parking $1,150.00/month Princeton, B.C. CONTACT HOSS BUDDE DAY: 604-877-1599 NIGHT: 604-298-1948



$15.00 PER WEEK

•10% Seniors Discount



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


Laska’s Floor Service


•Sales •Installation Carpet ~ Hardwood ~ Lino ~ VC Tiles Laminates ~ Engineered Wood ~ Cork ~ Area/Throw rugs Phone: 250-295-0454 / Fax: 250-295-0474


Brian Coyne Owner

Sales & Delivery

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

Free Estimates - Senior Discount Professional Work Inside & Outside

Macey MacDonald

Mobile Home Specialty No Job Too Small Professional Decks

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




I’m not a poet and I know it... BUT I AM THE BEST DAMN MECHANIC IN THIS TOWN!

2 Licenced Mechanics






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General Home Repairs & Renovations



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

Sakchai Rick Chaicomdee

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


Brian Coyne

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





Brian Coyne

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

OTTER VALLEY Rentals, Supplies & Services Septic inStallation


-landScaping -FoundationS • new inStall -wateR lineS • Replacement FENCING SpECIalIStS • maintenance contRactS *Fully insured* *Gov’t Cert./reGistered/isured* ALL Facets of PRESSURE WASHING with HOT WATER •Commercial •Residential •Industrial

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Advertisers are reminded that Provincial legislation forbids the publication of any advertisement which discriminates against any person because of race, religion, sex, color, nationality, ancestry or place of origin, or age, unless the condition is justified by a bona fide requirement for the work involved.




Coming Events

Daycare Centers

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Trades, Technical

CURL with US! Men’s Oct. 22, Ladies Oct. 23, Seniors Oct. 24, Mixed Social Oct. 24. SOCIAL Mixed Curling, Alternate Thursday nights. Call Steph or Greg 250-295-0363. Enter a team or we’ll put you with someone fun!

Information Notice of Annual General Meeting of the HEDLEY HERITAGE MUSEUM SOCIETY will be held Sunday, November 3, 2013 at the Hedley Museum. 5 pm Burgers (provided by the HHMS), 6 pm AGM.

LICENSED FAMILY DAYCARE Little League Day Care for children ages 1 to 12. Call to set up an interview. 23 Years experience 250-295-3493 Yvonne

Employment Business Opportunities ALL CASH drink/snack vending business route. Complete training. Small invest. req’d. 1888-979-VEND (8363).

Introduction Service Are you... new to the area? Do you... have a new baby? Are you... a new Bride? cannot be responsible for errors after the first day of publication of any advertisement. Notice of errors on the first day should immediately be called to the attention of the Classified Department to be corrected for the following edition. reserves the right to revise, edit, classify or reject any advertisment and to retain any answers directed to the Box Reply Service and to repay the customer the sum paid for the advertisment and box rental.


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AZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 w/ Airbrake • Guaranteed 40hr. Work Week & Overtime • Paid Travel & Lodging • Meal Allowance • 4 Weeks Vacation • Excellent Benefits Package

Must be able to have extended stays away from home. Up to 6 months. Must have valid AZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 with airbrake license and have previous commercial driving experience. Apply careers and then choose the FastTRACK Application.


Career Opportunities

2 Coats Any Colour

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

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

An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051 Edson, Alta.

DROWNING IN debt? Cut debts more than 60% & debt free in half the time! Avoid bankruptcy! Free Consultation. or Toll Free 1-877-556-3500 BBB Rated A+

YARDING CREW Needed on Vancouver Island - Experience is an asset. Madil 071 operator, Hooktender, Landing bucker. Please forward resume to

Trades, Technical

TRAIN TO be an Apartment/Condominium Manager online! Graduates get access to all jobs posted with us. 33 years of success! Government certified. or 1800-665-8339, 604-681-5456.

AUTOMATED TANK Manufacturing Inc. located in Kitscoty, Alberta, 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: cindy@ 780-846-2231 (Office), 780-846-2241 (Fax).

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

(1) 250-899-3163

3 Rooms For $299,



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Financial Services

Call 24Hr. Free Recorded Message 1-888-213-2854


Painting & Decorating


Help Wanted

GUARANTEED Job Placement Labourers, Tradesmen & Class 1 Drivers For Oil & Gas Industry.


Financial Services Need Cash? Own A Vehicle? Borrow Up To $25,000

Home Improvements


CENTURY PLAZA HOTEL Best Rates. 1.800.663.1818




CANCEL YOUR Timeshare. No risk program. Stop mortgage and maintenance Payments today. 100% money back guarantee. Free consultation. Call us now. We can help! 1-888-356-5248.

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 at: Fax 403-854-2845; Email: chrysler@telusplanet. net.


Over 300 Choices Lowest Prices Guaranteed!

Laminates - $0.69/sq ft Engineered - $1.99/sq ft Hardwood - $2.79/sq ft Overnight Delivery in most of BC!


GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420

Telephone Services DISCONNECTED PHONE? National Teleconnect Home Phone Service. No One Refused! Low Monthly Rate! Calling Features and Unlimited Long Distance Available. Call National Teleconnect Today! 1-866-443-4408.

Merchandise for Sale Friendly Frank 4 - 5 Imp. Gallon glass bottles for wine or beer. $75 for all 4 OBO. Call Joe 250-295-7153 Coldspot Fridge - $50, Kelvinator Freezer - $99. Call 250295-4106 New condition Norditrac TRL 610 recumbent exercise bike, $99. Call 250-295-6329 Opaque glass blocks 6” x 6”, 80 available $3 each or $99 takes them all. 250-295-0118

IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is not an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

Misc Services

INCOME TAX PROBLEMS? Have you been audited, reassessed or disallowed certain claims by Canada Revenue Agency? Call Bob Allen @ 250-542-0295 35yrs. Income Tax experience, 8.5yrs. with Revenue Canada. Email: C- 250-938-1944

SECURE CONTAINER RENTALS 8’ x 20’ with 8’ ceiling, insulated, vented & good access. Princeton, BC. $89/month. First month FREE with 6 month rental! Contact Hoss Budde, Day: 604-8771599, Night: 604-298-1948.

Funeral Homes

Funeral Homes

Set boxed tire chains - fit SUV or lite truck - $25, Double bed air mattress c/w 12V Air pump - $15, older style Mandrel Grinder c/w 1/4 H.P. motor $35. Call 250-295-0028 Super large pet door, flap size 15” x 20”, new, still in box, $75. Call 250-295-0133 Washer & Dryer - Good working order, $99/pair. Call 250295-3992

Funeral Homes

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Merchandise for Sale



Auto Financing

Fruit & Vegetables

Apt/Condo for Rent

APPLES - Extra Fancy, Freshly picked, Organically grown in Okanagan. Distributors, Any quantity, Pickup or Delivery. email: Ph 250-764-7830

APARTMENTS FOR RENT: Sm. bachelor unit $450. Lg. bachelor unit $550. 1 bed. unit $650. All utilities included. 1 bedroom $550 utilities extra. 1 bedroom $500 utilities extra. Call Karen @ 250-295-3095


Bach apt. for rent in Princeton. Avail. now, must be quiet, need excellent ref’s & DD. No pets. $450/mo + util (can furnish if needed). Call 250-295-1006 leave a message w/best time to call back.

FIREWOOD: Call 6757 for more info.


Garage Sales Atkinson Family Estate Sale Friday & Saturday, October 26 & 27 at 9 am, lots of antiques & collectibles. 540 Highway 5A

Heavy Duty Machinery 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

Misc. for Sale CTM Mobility Scooter, 4 wheeler with headlight, 2 new batteries, $1,000. Call 250295-4106 Fridge $100, Ariens Snowblower 28” 9HP - $500, Toro Lawn Tractor $1,000, 2 antique dressers $75 & $100, Freezer $75. Call 250-295-3632 Heavy duty dryer and front load washer, $200 for both. Call 250-295-0133 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 newspaper? STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or visit us online 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. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422. or visit us online at:

Misc. Wanted WANTED: Kids foot powered ride-um toys, call 250-2956993

Real Estate Lots 1/2 acre view lot for sale, septic approved services @ lot line, $123,000. 306 Jacobson Rd. Call 250-295-6548

Mobile Homes & Parks RETIRE IN Beautiful Southern BC, Brand New Park. Affordable Housing. COPPER RIDGE. Manufactured Home Park, New Home Sales. Keremeos, BC. Spec home on site to view. Please call 250-4627055.

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent


1) 2 Bedroom Available Now $750 All apartments are: • Newly renovated • Adult oriented • Non-smoking • No Pets

Close to the Hospital on 3rd bench.

To view, call 250-295-1711

Commercial/ Industrial COMMERCIAL SPACE for rent on Vermilion Ave. 1000 sq. ft. or 400 sq. ft. of commercial, with 600 sq.ft. attached living quarters. Call Karen @ 250-295-3095

Homes for Rent 2+ bdrm house for rent, incl. fridge & stove, N/S, No Pets, Avail. immed. $900/month, references required, 250.493.6308 3 bedroom, $1100 per month, utilities inc., many updates, new kitchen, hardwood floors must be seen. Available now Call 250-295-8855 Comfortable one level, no steps, low maintenance 3 BEDROOM house on large lot, quiet street, 3rd bench. Many nice features, attached garage, $900/month. Avail. now. Electric heat. Need 2 excellent references, No canine pets, Call 250-295-7827 for more details after 5 pm


Auto Accessories/Parts

Scrap Car Removal “WANTED” Scrap Cars, Trucks, Metal. U Call I Haul. Scrap Metal & Vehicles can be dropped off @ 680 Old Mill Rd. Cash for some. 250-295-5102

235 85 - 16 MVD & Snow + rims, black spokes, 8 stud. 235 85 Ice Radials on stock rims 8 stud. $500 for all. Call Mac or Frank 250-295-0879 4 Winter tires, including rims, 185/60 R14, $240 OBO. 250295-4002

1997 Toyota Rav 4, 197,000 kms, excellent condition, new tires, new timing belt, $8000 OBO, 250-295-6667

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Sport Utility Vehicle

PLOW TRUCK OPERATORS Argo is accepting Resumes for drivers experienced in the operation of tandem axle trucks for the Princeton Area. Part time, as and when required. Exp. operating snow removal equipment would be an asset. Must hold a valid BCDL, minimum Class 3 with air. Submit your Resume with a current driver abstract by email to or by fax to 250-295-7983.

ROOF LABOURERS NEEDED! Roofing experience appreciated, but not necessary. ◆◆◆ WILLING TO TRAIN ◆◆◆ Starting wage: $15/hr. Pay weekly.

Call Justin at 250-295-9421 or Ray at 250-295-3643.

Responsible and Reliable people please.

A healthy local economy depends on you


A22 Wednesday, October 23, 2013 Similkameen Spotlight

Vegetables With a Minty Lamb and Rice Stuffing

Serves 4 to 6

Stuffing 1/2 cup basmati rice, soaked in water for 1 hour 8 ounces lean ground lamb 2 tablespoons minced mint leaves 1 tablespoon minced cilantro leaves 1 tablespoon lime juice 1 teaspoon finely grated garlic (2 lg cloves) 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger (about 2-inch piece) 11/2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon canola oil 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds, finely ground Vegetables 1 large green zucchini 2 small, firm slightly unripe tomatoes 2 small red bell peppers 2 small Indian, Italian or Japanese eggplants Dressing

1/2 2 2 1 1/2

Preheat the oven to 400 F. To make the stuffing: Drain the rice and mix it with the lamb, mint, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, ginger, salt, oil, sugar, turmeric, and cumin. Use your fingers to break up the lamb and thoroughly mix everything together.

CAPRICORN: Capricorn, anticipate some confusion regarding your social life this week. This can grow into a stressful situation if you let it. Instead, keep a level head and trust that things will work out. AQUARIUS: Aquarius, career concerns dominate your thoughts these next few days, but you have other things on your mind as well. Devote ample time to all of your concerns. PISCES: Pisces, exotic thoughts creep into your head, but you have some mundane chores that need tending to as well. ARIES: Aries, it’s important to know that someone close to you supports you no matter what. Don’t let self-doubt overwhelm you. Others support you for a reason. TAURUS: Set your long-term goals and work hard to make them a reality, Taurus. Goals can help you stay on track and provide muchneeded motivation when you hit rough patches. GEMINI: Gemini, even though you may not be getting all of the recognition you hoped at work, others are paying attention to your accomplishments. Just be a little patient. CANCER: Romance could be heading in your direction, Cancer. If you are in a relationship, then that relationship might grow even stronger. Plan a romantic getaway soon. LEO: Leo, you may want to keep some thoughts to yourself this week. Others may not be fond of you rocking the boat at this time, so let things settle down. VIRGO: Surround yourself with people who can make you feel good and provide lots of support, Virgo. This week you may need all of the encouragement you can get. LIBRA: Expect a self-esteem boost when you begin to feel better about all of your options, Libra. Although you may not be in love with all of the possibilities, many are very appealing. SCORPIO: Scorpio, you have an uncanny sense of imagination and your creativity will be running strong this week. Share some of your ideas with a trusted friend or family member. SAGITTARIUS: There are many cosmic energies working in your corner, Sagittarius. You just need to be in tune with the changes that are happening all around you. FOR ENTERTAINMENT ONLY

cup water tablespoons canola oil tablespoons lime juice teaspoon sugar teaspoon salt

To prepare the vegetables: All the vegetables should be at room temperature. Slice off the ends of cut the zucchini horizontally into pieces about 3 inches long. With a thin, sharp paring knife, carefully core each piece all the way through, making a thin-walled, hollow pipe. Carefully take the tops off the tomatoes and bell peppers. Discard the seeds and pulp from the tomatoes. Cut out the seeds and white membrane from the peppers. Retain the stems of the eggplant and make an “X” on the bottom end of each by cutting two lengthwise intersecting lines without slicing all the way through to the stem end. To make the dressing: Whisk together

the water, oil, lime juice, sugar, and salt. Carefully stuff each vegetable only 3/4 full with the stuffing, as the rice will expand when cooked. Place the vegetables in a single layer in a large, lightly oiled baking dish. Drizzle the dressing evenly over the vegetables, taking care to see that an inordinate amount does not fall into the tomatoes and bell peppers. Cover the dish with a lid or aluminum foil and bake, covered, until the rice and vegetables are tender, about 1 hour. Uncover the dish and place it under the broiler for a few minutes to brown just the edges of the vegetables. Serve warm.

Similkameen Spotlight October 23, 2013 A23



Urban wildlife ~

The Spotlight Office will be closed Monday, November 11th in observance of Remembrance Day. A Remembrance Day tribute will be in the November 6th edition.

Deer 101

Zoe Kirk


RDOS Bear Aware/WildSafeBC Community Coordinator

For the Nov. 13th Edition is Wed. Oct. 6th at 5:00 pm.

Employees meet employers here…

l Lisa Carleton/Spotlight

Zoe Kirk, RDOS WildSafeBC Community Coordinator was a guest of the Vermilion Forks Field Naturalists on Tuesday, Sept 10. Kirk gave a presentation on wildlife-human conflict. Photo shows Kirk explaining a wildlife safe garbage receptacle. Beginning with this edition and over the next few weeks, the Spotlight will feature articles on wildlife-human conflict, courtesy of Zoe Kirk.

1-855-678-7833 ◾

Deer Fast Facts: Deer have an exceedingly good sense of smell, acute hearing, a 310 degree bi-lateral sense of vision, and sprinting legs that can reach 35 miles and hour for short bursts. All these attributes are housed in a natural insulated camouflage that blends beautifully into the landscape.

The Okanagan/Similkameen is home to several ungulate species such as the White Tail, Mule deer and Elk. Dealing with unwanted deer is frustrating and challenging, especially in urbanized environments within the RDOS and local municipalities. Some residents (and visitors) see deer as the image of grace; pretty velvety spirits who move ethereally in and out of yards and laneways, grazing and adorning our streets like moving statues of art. Others see deer as complete nuisances like rats on hooves, that devour anything in their path, spar with domestic animals and challenge owners for their property rights. Deer are far more than any one dimensional perception. They have not survived so well for so long if they were not endowed with much more ingenuity than we attribute to them. Deer have an imbedded natural drive which is consistent (except in mating season) and useful for humans to understand. Deer survival programming, in order of importance, includes a ‘To Do’ list: Don’t get eaten - Eat - Rest - Protect; set about dominating other deer to remain safe in your range Deer are well equipped to avoid predators. Communities that learn how to exploit their natural instincts can reduce the potential deer/human conflict that seems to become inevitable when deer move in and reproduce in populated areas. Deer pay close attention to all their senses. Modifying our behavior by using a variety of techniques to disarm deer will be the safest and best defence to keep deer away from areas that we label as ‘No Go’ zones. Adopting this strategy will help move deer back to their natural habitat outside of populated areas, back into the fringes and wilderness. The next installment will explore the deer’s five senses and corresponding deterrents. Deer proofing is a combination of non lethal defences and can be implemented in any yard or community. In the meantime, deer deterrent information is available on the following web sites: that_work A word of caution; when reading the literature on these sites, make sure the ‘free roaming dogs’ have a perimeter fence or way of keeping them in your yard not the neighbours…

Hope Air has a simple mission: To provide free flights for Canadians who are in financial need and must travel to healthcare. Donate. Volunteer. Organize. Ask us how. We need your help. 1-877-346-4673

Mauve Friday is Coming.

A24 Wednesday, October 23, 2013 Similkameen Spotlight

Paint Sale Buy 1 Get 1


*offer applies to 3.78L selected ACE, Clark+Kensington and SICO brand paints. Half price can of paint must be equal or lesser value. Cannot be combined with any other offer. See in-store for details. Expires October 31, 2013

Fletcher Building Supplies 222 Burton Ave., Princeton Monday - Friday 8 - 5 pm Saturday 8:30 - 5 pm Sunday & Stat Holidays 9 - 4 pm


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