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SCARY BUSINESS — LeAnne Jakubeit is ready for the scariest night of the year on Halloween Thursday courtsey of the makeup skills of Curtis Lloyd who works at the Melt Mineral Spa. Lloyd is also doing the makeup for the first Penticton Zombie Walk and Costume parade that takes place Thursday from 4-6 p.m on Main Street. The event is presented by the Downtown Penticton Association and includes a haunted house and psychic fair. Mark Brett/Western News

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Two brothers accused of a bombing that occurred in Oliver have been ordered to undergo a psychiatric assessment. Stephan Wesley Daoust, 19, and Eric Olivier Daoust, 23, appeared at the Penticton provincial courthouse on Monday each facing a single count of placing or throwing an explosive to damage property. The pair were ordered detained while a 30-day forensic psychiatric assessment is conducted at a Port Coquitlam hospital to determine if they are not criminally responsible due to a mental disorder. The alleged incident occurred in August at a home on Earle Crescent. The brothers were arrested on Thursday following a two-month investigation by Oliver RCMP and Penticton/ South Okanagan Similkameen General Investigation Section. “Our findings into both associated matters indicate that the violence was targeted towards the young man who resided in the home where the car was damaged. All three knew each other and are Oliver residents. It appears that the matter stemmed from a mutual longstanding dislike for each other. Luckily no one was injured as a result.” said Cpl. Dan Moskaluk in a press release. The younger of the brothers, Stephan, was already facing charges of assault with a weapon, break and enter and possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose. That incident took place at the same home targeted in the explosion on the 600-block of Earle Crescent. On Sept. 8, a woman inside the residence called RCMP complaining someone had sprayed an irritating substance into her home. RCMP found a canister of bear spray, wrapped in electrical tape, in close proximity to the house. Crown spokesperson Neil MacKenzie said the matter was going to go through alternative measures as a sentence, but once the the alleged bombing incident was heard by the court that changed.

The explosion occurred on Aug. 11 and went unreported for a day as residents of Earle Crescent originally believed it to be a lightning strike. One resident who lives beside the home where the explosion went off said her mother was jarred awake around 2 a.m. from a loud noise but thought it was thunder. The following day, a resident went to the Oliver RCMP office with a piece of metal shrapnel that caused damage to a homeowners’ garage and a vehicle parked nearby. RCMP officers attended and examined the scene and determined that an improvised (homemade) bomb had been placed and detonated under a vehicle parked in the residential alleyway between Okanagan Street and Earle Crescent. No one was injured in the blast. However, close examination of the vehicle and a nearby homeowner’s garage uncovered damage by the blast and flying shrapnel. The metal fragment, 18 centimetres in length and five cm in width, was found in the complainant’s garage after travelling at a sufficient velocity to go through the outside wall, splintering a two by four stud and coming to rest inside the garage. Oliver mayor Ron Hovanes said the incident was definitely shocking in the small, tight-knit community. “Any community, for that matter, having that headline is disconcerting. The police very early believed it was a targeted attack and said the community should not be living in fear and I think that calmed some of it,” said Hovanes. The mayor extended his concern to the families involved. “As a mayor and fellow citizen you hope young people wouldn’t have to resort to these lengths to get across whatever point they feel they have to get across. I feel for the families involved I hope people can pick up their lives and carry on,” said Hovanes. The Daoust brothers next court date is scheduled for Nov. 20.


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Council puts marina plans in dry dock Steve Kidd

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Though Penticton city council didn’t turn it down outright, don’t expect to see the Casabella Princess docking next to the SS Sicamous next season. Councillors stopped short of denying the Casabella Princess a docking area along the rock groin in front of the Penticton icon, but only because they were unsure of the future implications of the recommended motion from the Waterfront Select Committee, which requested council deny support for any moorage at the Sicamous after studying a request to allow the Princess to moor at the western end of the beach. That was an immediate stumbling block for Coun. John Vassilaki, a long standing and vocal proponent of the city building a day moorage dock in the area. He questioned whether the motion was specific to the Princess, or would preclude any kind of moorage in the future. Neither Mayor Garry Litke nor Coun. Helena Konanz, who are both on the committee, had a decisive answer to Vassilaki’s question. Litke did say that yacht club representatives who had looked at the possibility suggested the east side of the lake was more suitable to a day moorage area.

Some of the reasons included concerns over wave and wind action in front of the Sicamous and safety for nearby swimmers. “The intended moorage site was on the east side of the rock groin and the work that had been done by the yacht club and the SS Sicamous people indicated it was infeasible to do that,” said Mitch Moroziuk, director of operations. Council decided to send the recommendation back to the waterfront committee for clarification, but not before the conversation branched out to include day moorage in general. The concept of developing a new day moorage area is not new to council, and Coun. Andrew Jakubeit wondered why they had been discussing it for so long with no concrete results. “We have talked about it, it’s been asked, there is a demand, yet we can’t find the solution,” said Jakubeit. “You would think there is a business case around it, yet we haven’t figured out that magical plan or location that makes sense.” Proposed locations have included the Kiwanis walking pier and Marina Way Park as well as near the Sicamous. Jakubeit said it was time to take a serious look at the issue. Moroziuk put the brakes on having staff

Penticton city council is revisiting the idea of day moorage thanks to a request to have a dock built for the Casabella Princess near the SS Sicamous, though the waterfront committee nixed the idea.

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prepare a report on day moorage, suggesting it would be better left for the 2014 budget process, explaining there were already plans to bring forward a budget item to develop a master plan for the area around the Sicamous, including day moorage. “To recommend this go to staff without a proper budget is not really feasible. If you want to start looking at building docks, we have to do some work related to water depths,

currents, we can’t do that without a budget,” said Moroziuk. “I think it might be best if you would like us to do this work to just refer it to budget and we would then bring forward a proper budget to look at. It’s not something we can just do right now.” Council voted unanimously to send the recommendation back to committee and defer discussions about a day moorage area to the upcoming budget process.

Deer cull not in council’s immediate plans Steve Kidd

Western News Staff

PeNtiCtoN’S urbaN deer population can munch away without fear for the foreseeable future as city council has put the discussion of a cull on the back burner.

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Penticton isn’t likely to see a deer cull anytime soon, even after a B.C. Supreme Court judge decided against an animal rights group trying to stop a deer harvest in Invermere. “I don’t think we will be able to come charging out of the gate on this issue until we wait for the dust to settle a little bit,” said Penticton Mayor Garry Litke. “Knowing they will not be happy with the outcome, I wouldn’t be surprised if there is not going to be some sort of an appeal or some attempt to take it to a different or higher court.” Communities across the province, including Penticton, put their own deer cull plans on hold while the Invermere Deer Protection Society argued that the town had not properly consulted residents before beginning their deer cull. “We used a similar process to what the government recommended. They were attacking the process and claiming that we didn’t do a good enough job consulting,” said Mayor Gerry Taft of Invermere.

“Many other communities followed the same process, so if the judge said that process is lacking in some way, that would have had implications for other communities.” Taft said deer are still a problem within city limits. Since Invermere already has a referendum on a new community centre this weekend, they are adding a question about the deer cull to the ballot. “Based on the results of that vote — only residents of Invermere are eligible to vote — then council will take that as information to guide a future decision,” said Taft. “At this point we haven’t budgeted any money, we haven’t made any plans to proceed with another deer cull. We will be very interested to see what the result of the vote is.” Penticton council has not had a chance to sit down and discuss the ramifications of the decision, but Litke said it’s unlikely Penticton would do a referendum, though he said it might be a possibility to pose a similar question during the municipal election voting in Nov. 2014. “Where I am sitting right now today, I am not feeling a lot of urgency to either

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take action or to initiate a referendum,” said Litke. “The number of complaints about deer has really dropped off in the last little while. “I don’t know if that is because they knew it was in court or they are learning to live with the deer or people are adjusting. “I don’t know why, but there are fewer complaints than we have had in the past. It’s been nearly a two year battle for Invermere, a small town with a population of 3,002. “The lawsuit was filed in February of 2012,” said Taft. “We spent nearly $40,000 on legal fees around this.” Litke said he felt bad Invermere was the target of the lawsuit. “I know the mayor of Invermere got hate mail and death threats and all kinds of nasty stuff from all over the world, people who have never even visited B.C.,” said Litke. “It was a tiny little city council from Invermere that was in conflict with animal rights activists from around the world. Huge organizations were funding the legal challenge, I always thought it seemed very much like an uneven fight.”

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An estimated 17,000 tonnes of organic material could be diverted from regional landfills with the creation of new composting facilities that could be in operation in as little as four years. Building one or more composting sites was a key recommendation in the solid waste management plan adopted in 2011 by the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen. The plan estimates organic material, such as biosolids, food and yard waste, accounts for 40 per cent of the approximately 66,000 tonnes of trash that go into regional landfills every year. It also pegs the capital cost of a compost facility, which is expected to divert 65 per cent of organic material from landfills, at $33 million, although the lead planner stressed that number is “a worst-case scenario.” RDOS solid waste management co-ordinator Cameron Baughen said the figure was presented for argument’s sake during public consultation on the plan and represents the cost of “a very capital-intensive, centralized facility.” At this point, the RDOS has only iden-

tified nine potential sites for a facility and just this month issued a request for proposals from consultants who can assess those publicly owned properties and draw up a shortlist. Seven of the proposed public sites are landfills operated by the regional district, plus at the wastewater treatment lagoon in Princeton and a rural plot west of Keremeos. Baughen said once a shortlist is drafted, the RDOS consultant can move on to more detailed studies to address such things as cost, infrastructure requirements and potential odour concerns. “Everyone we’ve talked to, odour has been the issue,” he said, adding complex modelling can be done to predict what smells might travel where, and how they can be minimized. “If a homeowner is being impacted by horrific smells, it’s not a good thing, and it’s we something need to avoid. We need to do our due diligence up front,” Baughen said. Odour complaints have plagued a biosolids composting facility on the outskirts of Vernon that was built as a joint effort with Kelowna to handle organic matter from the communities’ sewage treatment plants. In April, the two municipalities agreed to spend $425,000 for a new system to

make more water available to the plant to help eliminate smells. “It was originally felt through an environmental assessment that the technology that was proposed at the time would be sufficient, but as it turns out it was not,” explained Gordon Light, biosolids supervisor for the City of Kelowna. Now, however, those issues “have been addressed and I believe we have a very well-run facility today,” said Light, who suggested people keep an open mind about composing facilities within the RDOS. “The benefit is so much better than putting (organic waste) in a landfill or burying it and consuming valuable landfill space and creating methane gas,” he said. The Kelowna-Vernon facility also produces OgoGrow fertilizer, which Light said generates annual revenue of nearly $500,000 that covers about a quarter of the site’s operating costs, Baughen said the RDOS will also consider selling the end result of its composting efforts. He also noted the local government will be working with businesses and landowners to help put together proposals for privately owned compost facilities. A decision on how to implement the competing strategy isn’t expected until 2015.

Naramata sinks plans to twin water supply Joe Fries

Western News Staff

Continuing to supply Naramata agriculturists with treated water is expected to save ratepayers $3.3 million over the next 45 years, according to a new study. The finding is contained in a report prepared by a consultant from Urban Systems, who assessed the feasibility of twinning

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the water system. A twinning would have added a second set of pipes and a gravityfed reservoir, fed by an uplands source, to supply untreated water for irrigation purposes. At present, all of the water used by approximately 900 Naramata ratepayers is treated for human consumption. Karla Kozakevich, Naramata director for the Regional

District of OkanaganSimilkameen, presented the findings at a public meeting last week. She said the study determined that although twinning would save money on treating and pumping irrigation water, it wouldn’t be enough to offset construction costs and other impacts. “Most of the agriculture community does not want it,” Kozakevich said.

“Some of the (agriculture) folks have gone to more efficient water uses and a lot of them are using drip lines, and drip lines will plug with the untreated water,” she explained. “The other thing is a couple of them mentioned they’d have a lot of trouble with the Workers’ Compensation Board if they don’t have potable water on site, and you’ve got farm workers and pickers


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Showroom Corvette found in Surrey Kristi Patton

Western News Staff

Suspecting the $50,000 Corvette stolen straight from the showroom floor was never coming back, Ken Huber received a surprising call on Monday. “They found it, in Surrey,” he said. “I’m not sure what kind of condition it was left in or anything yet though.” Sgt. Rick Dellebuur confirmed RCMP found the vehicle on Saturday morning in a residential area of Surrey. He said no arrests have been made. Like something straight out of a video game or movie, the obviously brazen thieves smashed through the Huber Bannister dealership showroom windows in a special edition Corvette around 11:26 p.m. last Thursday. Huber suspected professionals drove away with the 2011 Special Heritage Edition Grand Sport Corvette and it was long gone to a chop shop or container headed somewhere else. “I have been here for almost 20 years and it is the first time I have seen anything like this happen. I get the phone call from one of the other staff members who was with the police that night and I was pretty shocked when they told me a car was stolen right out of the showroom,” said Huber. Shortly after Penticton RCMP officers arrived on scene to investigate on Thursday evening, the Corvette sped past them on Eckhardt Avenue toward Highway 97. An RCMP officer in a marked police vehicle followed the Corvette a short distance as it left Penticton and confirmed its direction of travel as northbound on Hwy 97. Given the rate of speed and manner in which the vehicle was being driven, RCMP officers did not initiate a pursuit of the suspect and vehicle. Details and a description of the car were relayed to the Summerland RCMP. The Corvette was then seen and clocked on radar travelling at 220 kilometres per hour in the Trout Creek area on Hwy 97. RCMP detachments to the north, including West Kelowna, were also advised and they set up a roadblock near the connector area. However, the vehicle was not observed and believed to have turned off the highway prior to that location. RCMP continue to investigate the theft and are asking that anyone with information regarding the break in and theft contact RCMP at 250-492-4300 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Murder trial preliminary hearing set for February Western News Staff

A preliminary inquiry date has been set for a Princeton man charged with two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder in a triple shooting. John Ike Koopmans, 49, is accused of killing Robert Keith Wharton and Rosemary Fox in a shooting that took place at an Old Hedley Road property in Princeton on March 30. Another man suffered a gun shot

wound and was taken to hospital. RCMP did not provide much information on the motives or backgrounds of the individuals involved at the time of the incident stating it would come out in the court proceedings. The four-day preliminary inquiry is scheduled for Feb. 11, 2014. The purpose of a preliminary inquire is to determine if the crown has sufficient evidence to set the matter down for trial.


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There aren’t very many cobblers still in business. That’s the guy that fixes your shoes when you have worn a hole in the sole or to fix other signs of age. In bygone ages, they might even have made your shoes for you. The reason why cobblers have disappeared is as close as your closet. Or your bedroom floor, if you’re a bachelor. How many pairs of shoes do you own that are repairable? Or that you just wouldn’t go out and buy another pair when they wear out? It’s just an aspect of the disposable society we have created. Unfortunately, we treat people the same way we do worn out shoes. Just ask how long a coach whose team is on a losing streak is likely to last. But as much as coaches and general managers have to keep winning, political party leaders are in even worse shape. All it takes is one lost election, and they are turfed as leader. Back in the 70s, Robert Stanfield managed to lose three elections as leader of the federal Progressive Conservatives before the party turned on him, but few political leaders since that time ever get a second chance. A year ago, Adrian Dix was the hero of the B.C. NDP: popular, charismatic and destined to lead the party into power. Of course, Dix has announced he is stepping down, taking the blame for the upset that saw the B.C. Liberals unexpectedly come from behind to win the provincial election. But now the NDP is squabbling over whether he should continue to lead the PENTICTON WESTERN party until a new leader is chosen. Like any party leader, Dix is still the same man despite the loss, with the same qualities that saw the NDP choose him as leader in the first place. But now, he is seen as not capable of acting as interim leader for another year or so? It’s time our society stopped treating people as if they were as disposable as a pair of shoes.


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Perils of an entitlement state

With the B.C. and federal governments once again struggling to climb out of deep operating deficits, it’s a good time for the release of Mark Milke’s book Tax Me, I’m Canadian. An update of the same title published 12 years ago, the book retains the history of taxes in Canada, detailing how Canada’s tax system was initially built to mimic the United States system in the late 19th century. Beyond the history, it is mostly new material. Included are chapters on the global meltdown of 2009, the surge of pension liabilities as the baby boomers retire and the flawed logic behind the Occupy and Idle No More protests. Some readers will immediately note that Milke works for the Fraser Institute and was previously B.C. director of the Canadian Taxpayers’ Federation. But the book is not just an argument for cutting taxes. It also dismantles persistent

myths that income taxes are illegal, and launches a broadside on what Milke calls Canada’s corporate welfare carnival. Many people will be able to identify some top names in the government subsidy game: Bombardier, General Motors, even poor old Rolls Royce Canada. Some will also be well aware that our supposedly tightfisted Conservative federal government has continued to pour out “regional development” and other funds to every part of the country. But I did not know that Industry Canada grants were handed out to pizza parlours (including the remote pizza-starved village of Kamloops), or to help open gas stations or convenience stores in Kelowna, Vernon and Chilliwack. Milke makes a useful point for B.C. about royalty rates for timber, natural gas and other resources. They are resource

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B.C. Views rents, and if they are too high the tenants will move out. Reducing them isn’t a subsidy, especially if it leads to big revenue gains as B.C.’s unconventional shale gas incentives have done. On the Occupy movement: The infamous one per cent, who in Canada earn $250,000 a year or more, earned 10 per cent of all income and paid 20 per cent of all taxes in 2010. The bottom 73 per cent of tax filers paid just 17 per cent of all taxes. About a third paid no tax at all. On Idle No More:

When Attawapiskat Chief Teresa Spence played to the Ottawa media with her soup strike, former Liberal leader Bob Rae suggested a nearby diamond mine should share more revenue. Milke omits the substantial support and employment that mine provides, and glosses over the misguided blockades that disrupted that and other jobcreating enterprises. But he does detail the disastrous effects of passive resource wealth bestowed on impoverished aboriginal communities, and contrasts it with the success stories of reserves that build their own enterprises through hard work. On public sector pensions: Milke notes that historically, public employees traded higher wages for better benefits and job security. Now their wages are generally higher, and taxpayers have to cover their personal pension contributions (as a portion of those

wages) as well as the employer contributions, plus the defined benefit payout, which has to be subsidized far beyond what the pension fund can support. On the debtfinanced welfare state, there are memorable observations, like this one: “For the record, the generous Quebec welfare state and its ostensibly more progressive model are paid for in part with the taxes of other Canadians; Quebec is merely the North American equivalent of Greece.” The recent B.C. political crisis over adoption of the harmonized sales tax showed that there is too much emotion and too little knowledge about how taxes work. This book is a step towards addressing that. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press and, Twitter:@tomfletcherbc E-mail: tfletcher@

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Chief Kruger’s business sense bang on (re: Land deal not a good deal, Letters, Western News, Oct. 25) Brian Horejsi is a mile out of line. The Penticton Indian Band finally has a young chief and band council that understand business: He wants what the aboriginal chiefs in Osoyoos and West Bank have accomplished for their people. Why would he not want it? Chief Clarence Louie from Osoyoos is famous for starting many businesses and how successful they are in employing aboriginals from 13 different reservations. He is also popular with First Nations across Canada for his blunt and brilliant addresses. Three of his well known expressions are, “Your ancestors worked for their living you should too, you can’t call yourself warriors if you fail to pay your child support, and you will be successful sooner by working at an honest job than by remaining on a government welfare cheque.” The chief’s remarks would be welcome in any Canadian

Homelessness a community issue The South Okanagan and Similkameen Brain Injury Society (SOSBIS) is actively involved in working to eliminate homelessness and we would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and show our appreciation to the many community partners and businesses that have joined efforts with our Homeless Outreach Program to help some of our most vulnerable community members who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless. This important program, which is funded by BC Housing, offers assistance with accessing shelter, food, clothing, obtaining identification, and applications for income assistance and housing assistance. Our goal is to work with individuals to remove the barriers that exist in finding stable housing. This program has provided assistance to over 100 homeless or at-risk clients this past year alone and we sincerely thank our landlords and community members that not only help to house our clients, but work collaboratively with us to help maintain housing. An exciting development we are happy to report is that we were successful in opening the Gateway Resource Center in May of last year with the support of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. Gateway is located in the church office behind St. Andrew’s on the corner of Wade and Martin and offers laundry and shower facilities to street homeless individuals in our community. This endeavour has proved invaluable to those in need and is open Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and Fridays from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Gateway also has a small food cupboard available and gratefully accepts donations of food, seasonally appropriate clothing, toiletry and laundry items. Those donations can be made at either the church or at the SOSBIS office at 2-996 Main Street. If you or anyone you know is interested in either donating or looking for more information on the Homeless Outreach Program please inquire at 250-490-0613 ext. 202. Once again, a heartfelt thank you to all our community partners for your efforts and all you do to help those most in need, it is truly appreciated! On behalf of the SOSBIS Team, Stacy Babyn supervisor South Okanagan Similkameen Brain Injury Society

Chief Kruger and his band council should be admired for doing what is right for their people. community. The Penticton Indian Band deserves the right to develop their business potential. The valley will not over heat in summer, in fact our spring weather seems to last longer than it did a few short years ago. The Penticton band is doing things the proper way, building residential housing on the slopes and keeping the flat valley river basin available for business and industrial growth. Previous Penticton band councils built walls between themselves and the non-aboriginal community, Chief Kruger

Bike lanes make for healthy community

The Penticton and Area Cycling Association (PACA) strongly supports a safe, usable and useful bike lane network. PACA sees many important benefits of implementing this bike lane network. Investing in cycling lowers overall infrastructure costs, improves the health and quality of life in a community, and enhances the appeal of Penticton as the cycling destination it has become. PACA endorses the city’s vision of a network that can be easily accessed, with eastwest and north-south connections. PACA recognizes there will be challenges in the implementation of this plan. There will be chances for compromise. There will also be opportunity for council to show progressive and strong leadership that will give us a world class cycling city. PACA thanks the city’s engineering department and Council for all the work and public consultation that has already gone into the Cycling Network. Aaron Barry, President Penticton and Area Cycling Association

City staff shouldn’t make motions

Why is council permitting staff members to make motions at council meetings? Staff at the city do a great job. But, it is fundamentally wrong, unethical, and unbelievable, that on Oct. 21, Penticton’s council allowed a staff member to make a motion to receive a quarterly report which was then seconded by a member of council. It is up to council, on behalf of its citizens, to vet the information it receives from staff to be sure that the information is fair, reasonable and accurate before any action is taken. Penticton has a council-manager form of government similar to many North American cities. Those are among the reasons that to the greatest extent possible, council-manager cities, towns and other political subdivisions separate the political nature of law and policy making from the apolitical nature of implementation. Allowing staff to make motions is also unfair to the city manager and particularly the citizens of the city. A practice like that blurs the roles that council and the city manager play in providing outstanding services to the citizens of the city. The role of staff is not the same as an elected member of council and no staff member

and his people should be congratulated for doing what is right at a time where so many chiefs and bands across Canada are failing: The recent prime example of failure is the Attawapiskat band in northern Ontario where Chief Theresa Spence and her band council cannot account for nearly half a billion dollars. How much is that number in English? Nearly $500,000 million. The missing money may be gone forever, 81 cheques written with no receipts to explain where the money went. Not all the missing money is taxpayer dollars, hundreds of millions of dollars from a diamond mine in royalty money is also missing. Source of this information is the Sun Media TV network host Ezra Levant: My suggestion Mr. Horesji should be kinder with his remarks. Chief Kruger and his band council should be admired for doing what is right for their people.

should have the power to propose a course of action other than providing information and recommendations to council as a whole. All power and authority for setting direction and policy rests with the elected governing body. The role of the city manager is to be non-partisan and should only be delegated broad authority to run the city. A motion to receive information and take action therefore falls to the elected members of council. The manager only has a professional obligation to give complete and unbiased information to the council. It is council’s responsibility to hold staff accountable including and through the city manager for implementing the council’s policies and directives. It is unbelievable, unethical and fundamentally wrong to give a staff member any sort of power equivalent to an elected official. Wayne Llewellyn Penticton

Cosmetic pesticides safe

(re: Silent spring, silent minister, Editorial, Western News, Oct. 11) With regard to the government falling short with pesticide regulations, there needs to be some additional information. First of all your source is a third party media article, and their source is seven years old. If anything has been studied in the last seven years it is pesticides and new information is always forthcoming. The evidence is mounting that the use of pesticides, including herbicides does not increase the risk of cancer, from leukemia and lymphomas to brain cancer, lung cancer or kidney cancer. When your readers query the government Health Canada information note: Assessing Human Health Risks During Pesticide Review in Canada, they will find that children and pregnant women and the immune compromised are considered in the evaluation. When a pesticide says that the area is safe to re-enter when the spray has dried, these considerations are part of the calculation. In the internet search bar type www.hc-sc. and there you will find Health Canada (also under with such listings as, Is it safe to use the herbicide 2,4-D on my lawn? — the weed killer that works best on dandelion, and, Are my pets safe if they walk on a lawn that has been treated with pesticides? In short, the government, after extensive

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deliberation has again made the correct decision to leave this issue of cosmetic pesticides alone. Steven E. Boultbee Company President Boultbee Pest Control Ltd. Penticton

Square dancers grateful for support

The Penticton Square and Round Dance Club is very grateful to the Penticton Western News for voluntarily sponsoring our recent new dancer advertising campaign. What a pleasant surprise! We know that our social recreation offers a great experience and the task was to get the word out. Kristi Patton’s Sept. 13 article, Penticton Squares spin fitness and fun into dance, cast a favourable and more accurate image of today’s square dancing. Together with the ads and community events calendar listings, it attracted 17 new dancers. Some are so eager to learn that they come to watch us dance on our regular Tuesday night dance at the South Main Drop-In Centre. The Western News is welcome to drop by anytime for a social visit between 7 and 9 p.m. Your support is greatly appreciated and thank you for helping us revitalize our dance club. Diane Tucker Penticton Squares

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For Richard Armstrong and Michael Bezener, trying to undo the impact of development on a special piece of land, west of the Okanagan River channel is a matter of tradition and revival. Armstrong, a traditional ecological knowledge keeper who works at the En’owkin Centre, and Bezener, a conservation biologist with the En’owkin Centre, led a group of volunteers through the piece of land known as ECOmmunity Place. Along the way Armstrong stopped to point out the invasive species such as creeping vines that choke the native plants. Restoring the land is important to the traditional ways of the Okanagan Nation and to Armstrong. “I was brought up by my elders to know the old ways and to respect the land, and the prayers, protocols and ceremonies,” Armstrong said. “It’s my life’s work.” The piece of land represents a reasonably healthy example of riparian habitat and is home to about 20 species at risk, including the tiger salamander, spade-foot toad and great-basin gopher snake, and contains one of the last significant intact stands of black cottonwood trees in the

RichaRd aRmstRong of the Penticton indian Band explains the traditional uses of rosehips and their importance to the endangered yellow-breasted chat.

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South Okanagan valley, explained Bezener. In addition to the cottonwood trees, one of the plants on the menu for the day was the wild rose, specifically rosehips, the fruit of the rose. For millennia, aboriginal peoples have used rosehips to make tea in the winter, explained Armstrong.

“It’s a very important berry in our culture,” he said. The rosehips are also key to the survival of a small population of the endangered yellowbreasted chat. There are about 50 pairs in B.C. and up to six breeding pairs on the ECOmmunity Place locatee land where they nest almost exclusively in thickets of wild rose, said Bezener. That is why the volunteers gathered with Armstrong and Bezener, to collect rosehips for later planting in the hopes of increasing

the extent of wild rose habitat in the area. At the same time, helping to recover the land, said Bezener, also helps the En’owkin Centre fulfill its underlying mandate to recover, revitalize and perpetuate Okanagan language, culture, community and environment. “So much of the language and culture comes from the land itself,” Bezener said. “So if we are going to fulfill our mandate, we need a land base from which to do that work.”

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Cary NormaN (left) aNd rob White do some prep work in the kitchen for tonight’s discovery house fall harvest dinner at St. ann’s hall on main Street.

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It’s a dinner to make a difference. Tonight at 6 p.m. at St. Ann’s Hall is the annual delectable fundraiser for the Discovery House men’s recovery centre. According to house manager Jerome Abraham, who is also one of

Discovery’s many success stories, in addition to helping financially, the evening also gives the public an opportunity learn about the work the facility does and meet the people it helps. The six-bed residential centre, which relies entirely on private funding, has been in operation for nearly

seven years and helped over 120 individuals. “This (dinner) is a chance for people to learn a little bit about the house and the guys who are in it,” said Abraham. “We generally have a speaker who is one of the guys who is in the house or been through it.” Discovery House is managed by the Penticton Recovery Resource Society. According to Abraham, the clients residing at the facility do the meal preparation, which as the name implies, is usually a hearty offering of local produce. “We also try to keep the ticket price low ($15) because Discovery house was started on $10 spaghetti dinners and a lot of our supporters are people on pensions and people like that,” said Abraham who added a few seats are still available. Unfortunately there is a growing need for the services provided at the Wade Street centre, which currently has seven names on its waiting list. Abraham hopes people at the dinner will consider making monthly contributions

which will help with future plans to move into larger quarters. “But we will happily accept anything or any help people are willing to donate,” he said. “Our ultimate goal is to get a women’s house as well. There is a critical need for one here because right now there isn’t anything, there’s some in Kelowna but that’s it.” Because of the kind of care and, in particular the follow up ser-

vice, Discovery boasts a success rate of more than double that of other similar programs. Abraham uses himself as a prime example. “I was here close to four years ago for about a year and it saved my life,” he said. “Knowing where I came from, I wouldn’t be alive today.” For more information Abraham can be reached at 250-4621388.

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Okanagan College students set to trick and treat for food bank Western News Staff

Okanagan College students are going to join trick or treaters on the street this Halloween and they’ve set themselves some pretty hefty goals for the loot they plan to bring in. To celebrate Okanagan College’s 50th anniversary, students from the Enactus group at the college aim to collect 50,000 lbs of food in one day, with all non-perishable food donations going directly to the food bank to help those in need. “With one in seven children attending school in the Okanagan without breakfast and food bank usage up 31 per cent since 2008, many in our area are in need of immediate hunger relief,” organizers said in a release. They’ve set Oct. 31 as the date, part of their annual Trick or Eat fundraiser, partnering with Save-On Foods and the Salvation Army Community Food Bank. The event takes place at the Penticton Save-On Foods from 4 to 8 p.m., with a coffee and hot chocolate stand by donation and a photographer for a best costume draw.

Students from Enactus and other community groups are also going door-to-door collecting non-perishable food items around Penticton. This event is part of Enactus’ work with Help Hunger Disappear Challenge, which they have supported for four years. The challenge, sponsored by Campbell’s Soup, focuses on raising awareness and translating that awareness to action, as well as empowering those in need to defeat the hunger cycle. “The energy and commitment that they bring to such an important cause is inspiring,” said Ron Jean, Campbell’s B.C. Interior manager. “Once again, the Campbell Company of Canada is excited to work with the team at Enactus Okanagan College in helping the food bank.” Enactus Okanagan College (formerly Students in Free Enterprise) is a non-profit student run organization in Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton and Salmon Arm that develops and implements projects in their communities that improve the quality of life and standard of living across the region.






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Erin Laverdure is a hometown girl and proud of it. Smack in the middle of a multi-generation Penticton family, Laverdure was born and raised in the Peach City and literally married the boy next door. A busy nurse and even busier mom, Laverdure is this week’s choice as the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce Top 40 under 40. “I’m just really surprised,” said Laverdure, 30. “It really came as a shock. I know there are a lot of really talented under 40s in Penticton and I’m really honoured to be chosen as one of them.” Growing up, her passion for family life spilled over into her career choice as a nurse and other activities associated with birthing and babies. “I work in labour and delivery and it is a very complicated balance between supporting the life of a mother and the life of a baby,” said Laverdure. “I’ve always had a passion for babies. I was about one when my sister was born and my mom said I would sit by her cradle and rock her to sleep.” In addition to her professional work, Laverdure also served as treasurer and a member-at-large for the Okanagan Breastfeeding Coalition. Her other duties at the health centre include instructing prenatal programs for teens, under-resourced families and following the growth and development of babies. Laverdure is a health nurse for two schools and co-facilitator of the weekly Baby Talk program for children under one year of age and their parents. The daughter of well-known Penticton personality Kyle Anderson, her duties as a city ambassador were ingrained at an early age. “I’m proud of Penticton and I’m proud of the recognition we get for our world-class events like Challenge Penticton, Peach Festival and amazing things that bring people to us,” said Laverdure. “You just have to look at how our population booms in the summer and even in the winter. “There’s a lot to offer people and it’s hard not to feel proud of that.” She’s a big believer in the commitment of local young people in growing Penticton to its full potential. Laverdure cited her own family as a good example of that recognition. “People would say, ‘Oh, Kyle Anderson is your dad,’ I used to get that a lot, but he’s starting to hear now, ‘Oh, Erin Laverdure is your daughter,” she said. “Now he’s grandpa daycare.” On a more serious note, she feels being close to family members is critical. “When your roots are strong and deep in the community you’re well-connected, you’re well-supported,” said Laverdure. “It’s nice to know where you came from and there’s someplace that’s always home. “They say it takes a village to raise a child and we feel we have that support in this community.” Ironically, although she and Daryl were next-door neighbours and graduated from Pen High, they didn’t meet until they left Penticton to attend school in Kelowna. “We found out we lived in Penticton near Pen-Hi and he kind of did a double take and said, ‘I think I’m your neighbour,’” said Laverdure.

Erin LavErdurE and husband daryl at home with their children Cohen, and twins, avalon and Bellamy (centre). Erin was chosen as this week’s nominee for the Penticton Top 40 under 40.

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Boonstock, Western Canada’s biggest music festival, announced it is moving to Penticton this summer. “Our team thought Penticton and the South Okanagan valley are the place we would like to have our long-term home,” said Colin Kobza, Boonstock producer and president. “The Penticton Indian Band chief and council and families involved have been great to work with and we are excited to be moving to this region.” The festival, which welcomed more than 65,000 people last June to Gibbons, Alta., will be hosted on land owned by the Penticton Indian Band, adjacent to Skaha Meadows. Dates for next year’s festival are Aug. 1 to 3. A traditionally rock-heavy show with electronic dance music, featured 40 bands and 40 DJs to entertain crowds in 2013. Kobza said the Penticton festival would be scaled back with a focus on rock, indie-rock, reggae and electronic dance music. He added powering up the concert will not be an issue as they rely on generators and they did lease the PIB side of Skaha beach with plans to host some events there. Announcements on the 2014 lineup for Penticton have not yet been made. “I think we are going to have a bit of genre change. We are going to try and cover a lot of the genres other than country, which is a huge market out here but for Boonstock we are going to focus on

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BOONSTOCK - Festival sets dates for August long According to Kobza, Boonstock generated more than $1 million in jobs, buying supplies from local businesses and donations to local charities, since the inception of the festival. “We are really going to be focusing on the community working with organizations and charities so everyone can have a really good experience with the festival. We will be reaching out to a lot of people in the next couple of months and it definitely will be a good economic boost for the region,” he said. With a list of potential places to move the festival in Alberta and B.C., Kobza chose Penticton because of its beautiful location. It also happens to be a place where he has spent many vacations and also where he met his wife. He said Max Picton, Travis Kruger Tim Lezard and the Penticton Indian Band have been instrumental in being able to make the move. Picton, president of Barefoot Beach Resort, said he was contacted by Kobza in his search for a new site and pitched Penticton to him because it fits with his vision of what he wants for the city. “That is to showcase the community and to get us back out there. You get the marketing power of a major festival out there pushing our city and it just goes so far. It is a fantastic opportunity from that standpoint,” said Picton. Picton said it is also a great opportunity, not only for his newly established business but for all businesses in Penticton. “They want to make it about the day tours and getting people out to experience Penticton as a whole. They don’t want to just hold people on the festival site and milk all their cash. They want people to come to the festival, go out on day trips, float the channel and go on wine tours,” said Picton. “Really I think that aspect of what they are doing is going to make it more beneficial to everyone in the community and

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draw in a lot more community support because of that.” While there have been recent failed attempts at establishing music festivals in the city, such as Rock The Peach and Sound of Summer, Picton thinks Boonstock will be a success if the planning is right. “I think Colin is very realistic in his expectations. They are taking a name that has nine years of good will in Gibbons, Alta., and grown it into a massive festival. He is taking that success but being realistic in the jump over here. They realize in making this move it is going to be a step back and they are planning for that, whereas a lot of people who have come in with unrealistic expectations think they are just going to blow up and take off on year one. The proper planning is what is going to make this a success or not,” said Picton. An impending shift of dates for Kelowna’s Centre of Gravity means Boonstock will not be directly competing with the popular event, however, it will be held on the same weekend as the Big Valley Jamboree, a country music festival held in Camrose, Alta. The Boonstock website is already selling tickets for Aug. 1 to 3 festival. They are also showing attendees can camp (RVs, tents, campers and vehicles), with up to six people staying on neighbouring sites to the venue. Presale passes are on sale now with a weekend general admission pass at $200 and a VIP weekend pass at $300 at

SOEC officially announces The Band Perry concert date Western News Staff

The South Okanagan Events Centre officially announced The Band Perry will kick off the North American portion of their world tour in Penticton on Jan. 9. The announcement doesn’t come as a surprise to many as The Band Perry posted their tour schedule with the SOEC date on their website in August. This will be the award-winning family trio’s first worldwide headline arena tour in support of their album, Pioneer. “We live to play. In our minds everything we do — writing, record-

ing, interviews, appearances — is the means to the live end. To fully and totally understand our band, you have to see us live. It’s the three of us in our element, our living room, our therapy session, our recess. We can’t wait to bring We Are Pioneers to the world,” said Kimberly Perry in a press release. Throughout the We Are Pioneers World Tour, The Band Perry will debut an entirely new show, including a new set, sound, lights and even a few new tricks. The Band Perry are no strangers to life on the road, having been on tour approximately 850

of the last 915 days. This summer alone, the trio shattered attendance records at multiple arenas across North American and have played to over half a million people. Tickets for The Band Perry, We Are Pioneers World Tour, with special guests Easton Corbin and Lindsay Ell go on sale Friday, Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. Tickets range from $29.50 to $64.50 plus fees and service charges. They can be purchased at the Valley First Box Office at the SOEC, or by phone at 1-877-7632849. Doors for the Jan. 9 show open at 6:30 p.m. with the show starting at 7:30 p.m.

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Tim Hicks causing a buzz on the country scene Kristi Patton

Western News Staff

The Canadian country music scene is Buzz, Buzz, Buzzing about Tim Hicks. It is not only about his latest single, of the same name, off Throwdown that currently sits in the Top 10 alongside stars like Blake Shelton and Tim McGraw. Hicks has been selling out venues on his current cross-Canada tour that stops in Penticton at The Barking Parrot on Nov. 6, and his debut album was the number one selling record of all genres recently. “It doesn’t even feel real. To be in this position where people are listening and interested and buying the material and tweeting about it it is phenomenal. I feel like I can’t take credit for it because I am just doing the same thing I have always done, but Canadian country fans have somehow latched onto what we have going on and people seem to be digging it,” said Hicks. “Now I am able to go

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out and do this tour of Canada which is a dream come true in itself.” The rising country star has been playing six nights a week for the past 17 years trying to break through in the tough music business. Ironically it took him not trying to finally make it. “I was frustrated with the business and my wife said you should be thankful you are doing something you love and are putting food on our table because there is lots of people that go to work and hate their jobs. As

soon as I let go of all that tension and pressure on myself boom the phone rang. Isn’t it funny how things happen like that?” Throwdown also charted a number one hit in Get By, certified gold, and his song Stronger Beer found a following thanks to a lyrics video found on YouTube. The latter was a song made partly out of jest with Nashville co-writer Jeff Copeland. Hicks said he was joking about the differences between the CFL and NFL and other things that separate Ca-

nadians and Americans. “I was in Nashville with him and said ‘Hey man, can we hit a Shopper’s? I want to get a pack of Smarties. He looked at me and said ‘I don’t even know what you just said.’ It started this funny conversation about the differences between U.S. and Canada and he said we need to write this song. Everyone loved it and people see the humour in it,” said Hicks. The album follows Hicks’ number one selling self-titled digital EP that includes the song Hell Raisin’ Good Time. Hicks said they originally planned to make a typical field party, pick up trucks and pretty dancing girls video to go along with it. That is, until the topic of the Walking Dead TV show came up in a conversation. The idea of putting Hicks into a party full of zombies fit right in with the songs hook. “Within 24 hours of talking about that we had a new script. It was really cool because I got to

bring my brother along and he was in the video. The problem was because we were only there for a few days he only brought one pair of jeans. They light his jeans on fire to make them all burned out like a zombie would look. The poor guy, I had to buy him a new pair otherwise he would have been in L.A. with this burnt, bloodied jeans and have to get on the plane. It probably would have been a little weird,” said Hicks. The country singer feels he has come on at the right time with country acts like Eric Church, The Band Perry, Luke Bryant and homegrown talent like Dallas Green growing in popularity. “I feel like there is this new wave of Canadian country with Dallas, Chad Brownlee, Brett Kissel and Kira Isabella. It is a great time to be a Canadian country artist. I think it mostly has to do with the fans. People are interested and hungry for it. They are coming to live shows and buying records which is excep-

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of beautiful sauces and food items. There is a really wide variety of choice and If you don’t want to buy these things as Christmas gifts, you will find it hard not to be tempted to want any of these things yourself,” said Noble. Proceeds from Santa Presents go to the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation. Santa Presents has raised $62,000 for the cause since 1997. This year, funds will be directed to the purchase of an X-ray digital radiography machine. “We are big supporters of the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation and that is one of the reasons why it is so important that Penticton and area attends to help support this cause and raise funds for this machine that helps

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Pen High’s swim team entered the 2013 BC Seconday School Okanagan regional championship with a winning mindset. That attitude paid off as the Lakers finished first with 423 points and set a few records in the process on Oct. 27 at the Penticton Community Centre. The boys B 200-metre medley group consisting of Simon Paisley, Jaren LeFranc, Travis Doroshuk and Terrance Paisley broke the record dating back to 1985. They finished in two minutes, five seconds. Matthew Koster, Samuel Lasinski, Riley Wall and Theo Oliver smashed one in the boys A 200 medley previously held by Pen High in 2011. They finished in 2:03.94. In the girls 400 free relay, Payton Nackoney, AnnMarie LangHodge, Myra Veidt and Reilly Rowland finished in 4:20.31. The original record was set in 2002. The fourth and final record went to Nackoney, Myra Veidt, Lang-Hodge and Rowland in the 200 free relay that was set in 2003. They finished in 1:59.20. “It’s pretty exciting,” said Rowland. “I’m pretty proud. We talked about trying to break it. I think that’s pretty awesome.” After placing second last year, Lakers coach Tina Hoeben, also the coach of the KISU swim club, admitted their goal was rather ambitious. “I was willing to go with it,” she said. “They really swam well. Lots of best times and lots of great swims. We knew halfway through the meet that we were going to win it. We had a 50-point lead halfway through.” Hoeben said her athletes performed their hearts out. Among them was Doroshuk, who collected 20 points, as he helped the boys

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200-metre medley B relay team finish fourth, improving their time by 23.65 seconds. Doroshuk also finished first in the 50-m back stroke, the boys 400m freestyle relay, the 50-m breast stroke, second in the 200-m medley open relay and third in the 200-m free B relay. “I think I performed quite well,” said Doroshuk, who trimmed 9.85 seconds from his time in the 200-m medley open relay. Doroshuk said that the Okanagan Mission

Huskies were expected to be their toughest competition, but they hadn’t arrived at the meet when the Lakers were warming up. Doroshuk said they wanted to use that to make a statement. Doroshuk said Revelstoke had several fast swimmers, but they were in the B category, same thing with Salmon Arm. Samuel Lasinski, who finished with 22 points, said he felt the team performed well, in part because of their team spirit. “We were always

cheering so I think that helped a lot,” said Lasinski. “I think we set the goal early in the season that we wanted to win, we wanted to set a few records. That helped a lot having a goal.” When it came to his own performances, helping the boys 200-m relay team finish first, third in the 50-m free, third in the 200 IM and first in the 200-m free, Lasinski said he did well. “I got one best time in 100-metre fly (finished in 1:04.09, 1.76

seconds faster than his previous time). I had some close races that I enjoy having with some competitors,” he said. “It’s good to have a lot of people who are close in speed. It pushes you to be better, especially if it’s really close races.” Asked if he felt any pressure competing in a familiar pool, Lasinski said “pressure is a good thing as long as you handle it correctly.” “It helps motivate you and not be afraid,” said Lasinski, who added it helped being at home. Qualifying to go to provincials from KVR were Haley Berrisford (200- and 400-m free), Myah Nackoney, Belize Souch-Tremblay (200-m and 400-m free relay and 200 mixed open), Kristen Vandeweghe (200-m and 400-m free relay) and Mackenzie Wallich in the 200-m free relay. For the boys were Daniel Everton Mason Heintz and Xelian Louw. Going from Pen High is Lang-Hodge, Nikita Logie, Nackoney, Samantha Oliver, Rowland, Myra Veidt, Joy Wang and Katarina Young on the girls side. For the boys, its Eric Doroshuk,Travis Dorushuk, Riley Kascak, Matthew Koster, Lasinski, LeFranc, Liam Mulhall, Wynn Nordlund, Theo Oliver, Simon and Terrance Paisley and Jaxon Stel. Princess Margaret is sending Jamie Ferguson and Reece Haberstock. The schools rounding out the top three were the Okanagan Mission Huskies in second with 302 points and Revelstoke Secondary Avalanche, third with 278 points. On the girls side, Revelstoke finished first with 163 points, OKM second with 146 and Pen High third with 121. The Laker boys finished with 268 points for first, while OKM was second with 114 and King’s Christian School third with 89.

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Penticton Vees defenceman Patrick Sexton did not take it well when they gave up two power play goals in a 4-2 loss Saturday to the Salmon Arm SilverBacks. “I personally take that as an insult because I play the penalty kill and our PK has been outstanding,” said Sexton. “That was frustrating.” The Vees penalty kill is third best in the league at 86 per cent. On the first power play goal, Sexton said the SilverBacks made a nice play on a redirect. The second goal came from a back door feed. After watching game tape, the Vees noticed they weren’t positioned properly. As for the SilverBacks’ other two goals, Sexton chalked them up to being good plays.








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The Pen High Lakers senior girls volleyball team wants to develop a killer instinct. That’s what Lakers libero Jolene Gunning said after the team won their home Halloween tournament against the Vernon Secondary School Panthers. In both sets against the Panthers, the Lakers built 9-3 leads and went on to win 25-23. The libero repeated that their coach, Robert Gunning, said they don’t like big leads. When the players sense the opposition is coming back, they say to themselves, OK, they need to finish it now. “I think that’s how we kept our motivation throughout the game,” said Jolene. “I also think our fighting spirit is important to have as well.” The Lakers opened the tournament by defeating city rival Princess Margaret Secondary Mustangs 25-12 and 25-21. The Mustangs finished seventh after defeating the Rutland Voodoos. The Lakers finished first in their pool, then faced rival Kelowna Secondary School Owls in the semifinal, which they won in three sets. Jolene said the win against the Owls was important for them. “We were so motivated to win it,” she said. “It’s always fun to beat them. “I think this really showed our full potential,” continued Jolene. “Especially in the game against KSS (Kelowna Secondary School), we played really well. It’s important to finally show that.” Jolene said their defence was strong during the weekend as they


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blocked well, but there is room for improvement. “This weekend is a lead up to provincials,” said Jolene of the championship the Lakers host. “We are all really excited to play in our home gym. This is where we need to get to now.” Throughout the tournament, Robert said he wanted to see his players compete and work hard. After they had won, he said they tended to relax a bit, but they got the job done. “I really like the fact that we’re starting to get some blocks and we’re starting to play better defence,” said Robert. “With those two things, they bring us lots of energy. That’s what we need.” Mustangs coach Tim Haberstock said they also find the Lakers tournament a challenge since they are playing in a higher level that can expose their weaknesses. However, he said it allows them to use that in practice to improve on. “I was pleased with our wins over Rutland and wasn’t surprised by several of our losses,” he said. “The one game I thought we should have won was against Mt. Boucherie, where we out-hit them significantly, but they defended well and showed us the importance of that side of the game.” On Monday, the Mustangs finished first in the South/Central AA league going 6-0 on the season after they defeated the Summerland Rockets and George Elliot Coyotes. The Mustangs earned a bye into the finals on Nov. 7, in which they host either the Rockets or Coyotes.

WITH ELENA GREIG supporting, Pen High Laker Georgia Hurry gets her hand on this spike delivered by the Princess Margaret Mustangs during the Lakers Halloween tournament. The Lakers won the match in two sets. Percy N. Hebert/Western News

FILBRANDT - Defenceman brings two-way game “You can’t be too high on the night before,” said McClure. “Move on and look forward to the next night.” The matchup with the SilverBacks was the first of what could be four games without defencemen Beauvais, Alexandre Coulombe and Paul Stoykewych, who were invited to the Team Canada West camp in Calgary. The Vees called up affiliate players Joshua Dacosta and Wyatt Trumbley of the Summerland Steam and Osoyoos Coyotes, respectively. Making his Vees debut was defenceman Clint Filbrandt, who joined the team from the Kootenay Ice in the Western Hockey League. McClure said he felt the three played very well, but the forwards didn’t do enough to generate scoring chances.

Filbrandt said his debut was exciting afI personally ter meeting the team in Salmon take that as an Arm. “I was pretty insult because I happy with my play the penalty individual performance,” said kill and our PK Filbrandt, who has been outwas released by standing. the Ice after they acquired two de— Patrick Sexton fencemen. Sexton said that Filbrandt, a Calgary native, played well and team will only benefit from his addition. “Competition amongst yourselves is

always really good,” said Sexton. “Makes practice better, everybody works harder. It will be a good thing having him here.” Filbrandt had other offers but decided the Vees would be the best option for him as he had a couple other teams interested. Filbrandt views this as a fresh start. “I can fit into the D core pretty good here. I can transition the puck pretty quickly up to our quick forwards and just get on the offence right away,” said Filbrandt. With the Vees not playing until Nov. 8, Filbrandt is going to use the time to learn the Vees’ systems and get to know his teammates better. The Vees are second in the Interior Division with a 11-4-1-1 record. they sit two points behind the West Kelowna Warriors.

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By The Numbers BCHL

Interior Division (as of Oct.28) GP W L T Otl W.Kelowna 18 12 4 0 2 Penticton 17 11 4 1 1 Salmon Arm 18 10 6 1 1 Vernon 19 9 6 1 3 Merritt 20 10 9 1 0 Trail 20 4 14 1 1

Pts 26 24 22 22 21 10

Island Division GP Powell River 16 Cowichan V. 20 Victoria 17 Nanaimo 17 Alberni Valley 19

W 13 10 9 8 3

L 2 9 6 8 13

T 0 0 1 0 2

Otl 1 1 1 1 1

Pts 27 21 20 17 9

Mainland Division GP W Langley 18 11 Prince George 19 10 Coquitlam 18 8 Surrey 18 7 Chilliwack 16 4

L 5 7 8 10 9

T 1 1 0 1 1

Otl 1 1 2 0 2

Pts 24 22 18 15 11

Landon Smith, SA A. Rockwood, Coq Alex Gillies, SA M.Blacklock, Ver Ge. Fitzgerald, Vic Corey Mackin, Coq Jason Cotton, W.K M. Fitzgerald, Vic Brett Mulcahy, Sur R. Rosenthal, Coq Ryan Scarfo, PR

GP G A PTS 18 12 18 30 17 4 21 25 16 16 8 24 17 15 9 24 17 13 10 23 17 11 12 23 13 9 13 22 17 6 16 22 18 13 8 21 17 12 9 21 16 10 11 21

PIM 8 4 12 6 14 2 8 16 2 2 18

J. Masters, W.K Evan Anderson, SA Myles Powell, CV S. Rempal, Nan Jonah Renouf, Sur Kurt Keats, PR Nicolas Pierog, Sur Mitch McLain, Lan

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League Leaders

Brad McClure, Pen 17 10 11 21

Goalie Leaders Jeff Smith , PR Hunter Miska, Pen Olivier Mantha, Pen B. Crossthwaite, Lan Alec Dillon, Vic Andy Desautels, W.K Jesse Jenks, PG Alex Murray, PG Jonah Imoo, PR Robin Gusse, CV

Hunter Miska, Pen Olivier Mantha, Pen

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Vess Scoring Leaders GP G Brad McClure 17 10 Brett Beauvais 16 3 Max Coatta 17 9 Ben Dalpe 17 7 Cody DePourcq 17 7 Travis Blanleil 17 4 Anthony Conti 16 3 Cam Amantea 12 4 P. Stoykewych 16 2 Josh Blanchard 16 2 Matt Serratore 17 1 Jack Ramsey 16 1 Chris Rygus 17 1 Riley Alferd 17 0 Patrick Sexton 17 1 Alex Coulombe 16 0 Jarod Hilderman16 0 Jake Ahlgren 7 0 Clint Filbrandt 1 0 Blake Butzow 0 0 Vees goalies

10 10 10 10 9 11 7 13 6 14 5 15 13 6 8 11

00 31 20 20 20 50 31 50 30 70

A 11 14 7 7 7 8 7 4 5 4 4 4 3 4 2 2 1 0 0 0

1.69 2.02 2.10 2.22 2.43 2.46 2.46 2.53 2.53 2.59

.942 .926 .917 .907 .917 .908 .921 .903 .908 .920

PTS PIM 21 6 17 12 16 4 14 6 14 4 12 16 10 12 8 10 7 10 6 0 5 10 5 8 4 18 4 12 3 26 2 20 1 10 0 2 0 2 0 0

GP W L T GAA SV% 9 8

5 3 1 2.02 .926 6 2 0 2.10 .917


Okanagan Division Kelowna Osoyoos N. Okanagan Summerland Princeton

GP W 16 11 16 10 15 8 15 5 15 5

L 4 6 6 9 9

T 0 0 0 0 0

Otl 1 0 1 1 1

Pts 23 20 17 11 11

Eddie Mountain Division Kimberley

GP W L T 16 9 6 1

Otl Pts 0 19

Creston Valley 15 Columbia V. 18 Fernie 14 Golden 17

9 6 0 6 7 3 7 6 0 6 10 0

Neil Murdoch Division GP W L Nelson 15 13 0 Beaver Valley 14 10 4 Castlegar 17 8 6 Grand Forks 14 6 7 Spokane 16 4 10

0 2 1 1

18 17 15 13

T 1 0 0 1 0

Otl 1 0 3 0 2

Pts 28 20 19 13 10

T 0 0 0 0 0

Otl 0 2 2 2 2

Pts 26 16 14 14 10

Doug Birks Division Kamloops Chase Sicamous 100 MH Revelstoke

GP W 16 13 15 7 16 6 16 6 16 4

L 3 6 8 8 10

League Leaders

GP G Jamie Vlanich, Nel 15 12 Nick Josephs, Kel 15 17 Travis Wellman, Nel 15 23 B. Formosa, CV 15 11 Jagger Bowles, Kel 16 12 Jesse Collins, CV 15 9 J. Rasmussen, Kam 16 11 Brock Balson, Kam 15 11 Ryan Edwards, BV 14 9 Dan Buchanan, Kam16 8 Devon Hascarl, Rev 16 12 Jackson Purvis, GF 14 9 Alec Wilkinson, Nel 15 5 Trevor Hanna, CV 15 14

A PTS 25 37 18 35 10 33 19 30 17 29 20 29 17 28 16 27 18 27 19 27 13 25 16 25 19 24 9 23

PIM 45 10 12 46 18 4 12 17 4 38 4 10 6 29

Bob Kashuba, Kam 16 Troy Maclise, Oso 14 C. Beauchemin, Gol 17 R. Henderson, CV 17

15 12 9 10

4 10 10 20

Colin Chmelka, Oso 14 10 13 23 A. Azevedo, Oso 16 8 15 23

League Goalie Leaders GP Mitch Profeit, NO 7 Brett Clark, BV 5 Tyler Moffatt, Nel 10 T. Brouwer, Kim 5 Nathan Alalouf, Oso 4 Brad Rebagliati, Nel 2

8 10 12 10

W LT 4 10 5 00 9 10 3 11 4 00 2 00

23 22 21 20

GAA 1.63 2.21 2.27 2.32 2.50 2.50

20 8

SV% .939 .933 .914 .908 .924 .906

Brett Huber, Summ 10 3 6 0 2.53 .928

C. DeMelo, Kel L. Langan, Oso Kris Joyce, Sic

12 9 3 0 2.55 .928 9 5 4 0 2.64 .918 8 4 3 0 2.71 .938

Steam scoring leaders GP G Josh DaCosta 15 4 Daylan Robertson 14 4 Paulsen Lautard 13 6 Jordan Boultbee 14 3 Easton Bodeux 14 2 Kienan Scott 8 2 Braden Saretsky 14 1 Ryan Donaldson 12 6 Cooper Holick 14 5 Olli Dickson 12 2 Reid Brown 10 4 Kendell Wilson 15 2 Michael Winnitoy 14 1 Shane Bennett 8 1 Rylan Sideroff 15 1 Alex Williams 15 1 Piers Egan 13 0 Alex Fraser 10 1 Sam Nigg 5 0 Nelson Hurry 9 0 Gordon Walters 3 0 Steam goalies Brett Huber Darren Hogg

A PTS 9 13 7 11 4 10 7 10 7 9 7 9 8 9 1 7 2 7 5 7 2 6 3 5 4 5 3 4 2 3 1 2 2 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0

PIM 14 6 4 46 14 6 12 30 18 42 2 33 22 6 11 10 4 2 2 13 0

GP W L T GAA SV% 10 3 6 0 2.53 .928 6 2 4 0 4.58 .886

OMAHA Representative Standings, Oct. 29 Midget Tier 2 Male Team W L T GF G. Vernon 1 0 0 4 Kelowna 4 0 0 25 West Kelowna 4 1 0 24 Greater Trail 3 2 0 19 Salmon Arm 2 4 0 23 Kamloops 1 4 0 11 Penticton 0 4 0 14 Bantam Tier 1 Male Team W Kelowna 3 Kamloops 5 G. Vernon 2

L 0 0 1

GA 3 6 14 17 29 23 28

Pts 2 8 8 6 4 2 0

T GF GA 0 28 3 1 43 2 0 8 7

Pts 6 11 4

Prince George POE OHA

0 1 1 0 3 0 0 5 0

2 4 1 23 3 46

1 0 0

Bantam Tier 2 Male Team W Penticton 4 West Kelowna 4 Kamloops 3 Kelowna 2 Greater Trail 2 Salmon Arm 0 G. Vernon 0

L 0 1 2 2 4 3 3

T GF GA 0 25 6 0 16 6 0 18 21 1 14 17 0 21 24 1 12 17 0 1 16

Pts 8 8 6 5 4 1 0

Bantam Tier 3 Male Team W Kelowna 2 Kamloops 2 Merritt 2 Penticton 2 Salmon Arm 2 South Okanagan 1 West Kelowna 1

L 1 1 1 1 3 2 3

T GF GA 0 11 7 0 4 4 0 16 8 0 11 6 0 8 12 0 9 15 0 6 13

Pts 4 4 4 4 4 2 2

Peewee Tier 2 Male Team W Kelowna 4 Penticton 2 Salmon Arm 3 West Kelowna 2 G. Vernon 1 Greater Trail 1 Winfield 1 Kamloops 1

L 0 0 1 2 1 4 3 4

T GF GA 0 29 10 1 10 6 1 18 10 0 17 12 0 5 16 1 11 18 0 13 20 1 19 30

Pts 8 5 7 4 2 3 2 3

Peewee Tier 3 Male Team W Merritt 1 South Okanagan 3 Kelowna 3 Penticton 2 West Kelowna 1 Kamloops 0 Salmon Arm 0

L 0 0 0 2 1 3 4

T GF GA 0 1 0 1 33 11 1 19 6 0 11 26 1 14 17 1 7 10 0 9 24

Pts 2 7 7 4 3 1 0

Recreation League Standings Atom Dev Koteles Conf/Berg/Fisher Div Team W L T GF GA Pts Kamloops 3 0 0 24 6 6 Kelowna 2 1 0 12 11 4 Kamloops 2 1 0 10 9 4 G. Vernon 1 1 0 8 8 2 West Kelowna 0 2 0 4 16 0 Kelowna 0 1 0 1 5 0 Penticton 0 2 0 7 11 0 Atom Dev Michie Conf/Adolphe Div Team W L T GF GA Salmon Arm 3 0 0 16 10 Summerland 3 0 0 17 6 North Okanagan 2 0 1 24 7 West Kelowna 2 1 0 13 8 South Okanagan 1 1 0 8 10 Merritt 1 1 1 15 6 Penticton 1 1 0 13 6 G. Vernon 0 2 0 3 13 Kamloops 0 3 0 13 35 Kelowna 0 4 0 11 32

Pts 6 6 5 4 2 3 2 0 0 0

South Central , Atom Rec Team W L T GF GA Summerland 3 0 0 28 11 Summerland 2 0 1 15 7 Penticton 2 0 2 19 9 Penticton 2 1 1 34 29 Penticton 1 1 1 24 17 Princeton 2 2 0 20 17 Penticton 1 1 0 7 9 West Kelowna 1 1 1 13 13 West Kelowna 1 2 0 11 14 West Kelowna 0 3 0 7 25 West Kelowna 0 1 0 4 5 South Okanagan 0 3 0 9 35

Pts 6 5 6 5 3 4 2 3 2 0 0 0

South Central , Peewee Rec Team W L T GF GA Princeton 4 0 0 32 5 West Kelowna 5 1 0 40 9 Penticton 4 1 0 23 12 West Kelowna 3 1 0 16 9 West Kelowna 3 2 0 26 19 Penticton 2 3 0 30 32 West Kelowna 1 3 0 19 12 Summerland 0 5 0 9 33 South Okanagan 0 6 0 11 75

Pts 8 10 8 6 6 4 2 0 0

South Central , Bantam Rec Team W L T Penticton 5 0 0 Summerland 3 0 1 Penticton 3 0 2 West Kelowna 3 1 0 West Kelowna 4 2 0 Penticton 2 1 1

Pts 10 7 8 6 8 5

GF 31 30 24 23 38 20

GA 3 10 13 14 26 17

Kelowna Kelowna 2 Kelowna 8 Kelowna 5 Kelowna 6 Kelowna 7 Kelowna 4 Kelowna 3 West Kelowna 3 South Okanagan

heats to take the bronze medal. “In the first heat, our push was a bit slow but the drive was good,” said Kripps, “Then in the second heat the team stepped it up for a much better start, but I made a couple of errors in the drive. Now we have to work on getting all the good parts together and being consistent.” The first World Cup race in the series of eight will be held in Calgary at the end of November. 2 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0

1 2 2 3 2 3 4 2 3 6

1 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 0

12 36 16 20 24 11 25 7 5 9

11 22 17 19 24 26 44 14 18 53

5 6 4 4 4 3 2 1 1 0

South Central , Midget Rec Team W L T GF GA Kelowna 6 3 0 1 20 13 Kelowna 8 2 0 1 22 9 Penticton 1 4 1 0 25 15 Penticton 2 3 1 0 16 14 Kelowna 1 3 1 0 25 12 Kelowna 2 2 1 0 17 9 Kelowna 5 4 2 0 21 15 West Kelowna 2 2 2 0 20 17 West Kelowna 3 2 2 0 15 14 Kelowna 3 2 2 0 17 18 West Kelowna 1 1 2 0 16 11 Penticton 3 2 4 0 24 33 Kelowna 7 1 3 0 12 21 Kelowna 4 1 3 0 14 23 Summerland 1 0 4 1 7 23 South Okanagan 0 4 1 10 34

Pts 7 5 8 6 6 4 8 4 4 4 2 4 2 2 1 1

Female Midget Rec Team W Penticton 4 Kamloops 2 Chase 0 Kelowna 0

L 0 2 2 2

T GF GA 0 22 8 0 17 19 1 4 11 1 6 11

Pts 8 4 1 1

Peewee Female Rec Team W Merritt 3 Penticton 4 Kelowna 2 Kelowna 2 1 Kamloops 1 Chase 1 Lillooet 0

L 0 1 1 2 3 3 2

T GF GA 0 14 4 0 31 6 0 26 6 0 6 9 0 12 23 0 2 31 0 2 14

Pts 6 8 4 2 2 2 0

10. Claremont (Victoria) HM. Burnaby North HM. Delta HM. Elgin Park (Surrey) Senior girls AA League WK 5 1 Lambrick Park, Victoria (1) 2 Langley Fundamental (5) 3 Pacific Academy, Surrey (2) 4 Cedar, Nanaimo (3) 5 Elphinstone, Gibsons (4) 6 York House, Vancouver (6) 7 Kalamalka, Vernon (10) 8 St. Thomas More, Burnaby, (9) 9 Sa-hali, Kamloops (7) 10 Surrey Christian, (NR) Senior girls AAAA League 1 South Delta (1) 2 South Kamloops (2) 3 Handsworth, North Vancouver (10) 4 Elgin Park, Surrey (8) 5 Earl Marriott, Surrey (5) 6 Kelowna (3) 7 Riverside, Port Coquitlam (4) 8 West Van (6) 9 GP Vanier, Courtenay (9) 10 Argyle, North Vancouver (7)


Penticton Dart Association Week 6 Rnk Team Mon Pts 1 Smokin Aces 6 2 Anaf Wreckers 7 3 Clancey’s Snipers 5 4 Best D.S. Bar 1 3 5 Anaf Vixenx 4 6 Elks Avengers 4 6 Barley Mill Dart Bags 4 8 The Elks Factors 4 9 Elks Kodiaks 4 10 Legion Dreggers 1 10 Anaf Hand Grenades 2 12 Legion DDT 0 12 OK Falls Legion 3 14 Clancey’s Arrows 5 14 Clancey’s Crushers 5 16 Anaf A and H 3 17 Elks Bullits 3 18 Eagles Eye 2 19 Eagles Flytes 2 20 Elks Points 3

Ttl 37 34 33 30 29 28 28 26 20 19 19 18 18 16 16 15 10 9 8 7

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The Global Villages Fair is celebrating a decade of bringing unique fair trade handcrafted items to Penticton. “By holding this sale, we’re giving customers in the Okanagan a chance to shop Ten Thousand Villages again and buy unique products while helping people in developing countries meet basic needs for themselves and their families,” said Sandy Andres, sale organizer. The event, held at the Penticton United Church at 696 Main St. this weekend, lets the public shop Ten Thousand Villages, learn more about skilled artisans in Africa, Asia and Latin America and invest in their world by shopping fair trade. The sale will showcase a assortment of food, coffee, tea, jewelry, scarves, knitted products, Christmas ornaments, olive wood from Palestine, kitchen wares and much more. Rita Taenzer, one

of the fair organizers, said there will be lots of handmade, one-ofa-kind items that come from a long distance to Penticton. “This has been a great event and supported by people who realize they don’t want to shop for items that are made in sweatshops. There has been a growing enthusiasm for fair-trade items,” said Taenzer. “There is so much horrible news about the sweatshops in Bangledesh for example and people working for $30 a month. At the fair people can spend their dollars knowing they are supporting artisans to help them better their living conditions and making a difference in their lives.” The Granny Café is also back this year, serving lunch while the crowds browse. Grandmothers for Africa, who raise funds for the Stephen Lewis Foundation, will run the café. Ten Thousand Villages, which closed its doors in Penticton in April, will have a big presence this year but the event will also feature other fair trade products. “We are working in partnership with them. Ten Thousand Villages had success in Penticton with quite the following and the closure had nothing to do with the town. It was more of head office having diffi-

GlObal VillaGes organizers Tyrion Miskell and sandy andres show off the lucky draw basket to be awarded at the two day fair this weekend that features unique fair trade handcrafted items.

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The event runs from 6 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 1 and 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 2. There is no entry charge. About 10 per cent of the money raised stays with the organizing committee to pay for expenses. Taenzer said any leftover money is distributed to local charitable organizations.



Kelowna’s Christmas Craft Fair beckons and The Daytripper is off for a day of adventure and bargains. The trip includes a stop at a “Surprise Fair” and then on to the big show. We leave the Penticton Visitors Centre at 10 am and return about 5 pm. $5.00 charge at Prospera Place. Our price for the day $25.00


THE PENTICTON DAYTRIPPER returns to Armstrong to enjoy an evening at the Caravan Farm Theatre. The bus leaves the Penticton Visitor Centre at 130 in the afternoon for the 4 pm show. We stop at the Squire Four Pub in Vernon on the return for dinner. For the transportation and show the price is $70.00


ALWAYS A CHRISTMAS FAVORITE...The Daytripper heads to Summerland for an afternoon ride on the Christmas Express.. Enjoy warm drinks, the decorated coaches and seasonal music. We leave the Penticton Visitors Centre at 1pm, hooking up with the Steam Train at 2 pm. Price for this adventure is $50.00

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BRAVI, Yolanda, 88, of Penticton, passed away peacefully at 11:15am on Sunday, October 27, 2013, at the Trinity Care Center in Penticton. She was born on March 13, 1925 in Italy. She married Valerio Bravi in Italy on September 11, 1947, and both moved to Summerland, BC in 1948. She worked at the packing house throughout her life while raising a family in Summerland on an orchard. She loved cooking for her friends and family, and entertaining guests, drinking her wine, shopping, making sure her hair was done up, playing Skip-Bo was her favorite card game, and she was always making sure that her family was going to be okay. She was the most loyal lady to everyone, and very forgiving. Yolanda will be greeted in heaven by her Husband Valerio, Sons Armando, and Aurelio, her Mom, dad, brothers and sister  and grandparents. Noni fought long and hard with diabetes but always with a smile, she will be deeply missed but never forgotten by her Son Roberto Bravi of Penticton, her grandchildren Crystal and Alycia of Calgary, Amanda (Ryan)and great grandson Jacob  Oxbury of Grand Prairie, Olivia and Nicholas Bravi of Penticton, and her Brothers Fernando and Olindo of Italy. Prayer Service will be held on Friday November 1, 2013 at 7:00pm at Church of the Holy Child, 14010 Rosedale Ave, Summerland, BC. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday November 2, 2013 at 11:00am with Father Jim Radcliffe presiding. Burial will follow at Canyon View Cemetery, 10316 Canyon View Road followed by a Celebration of Life reception back at the church hall. Memorial donations may be made to the Diabetes Association of Penticton at 35 Westminster Ave. E, Penticton BC, V2A 1H7, or to the Trinity Center in Penticton at 75 Green Ave. W, Penticton BC, V2A 7N6. The Bravi family would like to extend their gratitude to all the nurses and care aids at Trinity Care Center for all their love and support in her final days. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family by visiting: As Noni would say with a smile “You Betcha’, and Thank you “


Documents are available at the SOSBIS office and on the website: Deadline to return completed Expression of Interest documents is:

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Heaven has a new angel whose loving, giving, selfless spirit lives on in all the hearts and gardens she touched. Taken far too soon, but now at peace, Mom/ Nana, can watch over all of us, including her loved ones: children Jason (Sarah) and Jennifer (Ben); grandchildren Darla, Lydia and Yaven; sisters Valerie (Rod) and Cindy (Brad); brothers Larry (Sonya) and Gord; niece Tanya (Shawn); great nieces Madison, Skila and Johanna; and partner Ken. A celebration of life will take place Saturday, Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. at the Lumby Legion banquet room. In lieu of flowers please plant a special flower in your garden in memory of Darlene.

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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

JOBS IN Alberta. Large Beef Processor in High River, Alberta looking for experienced butchers. $17.00 - $18.70 hour. Call Laszlo: (403)652 8404 or send an email: SERIOUS RETIREMENT IMPACT Do you want more in your retirement: Great income potential. FREE online training. Flx hrs. Health/Wellness.

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

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Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Full Service Law Firm requires Conveyance Assistant and Litigation Assistant, full-time or part-time will be considered, fax resumes: 250-492-2360 North Enderby Timber is looking to hire Lumber Pilers. We offer competitive wages along with a comprehensive benefit package. Please fax resume to 250-838-9637. Sales Manager Required for Thompson Rivers University Residence and Conference Centre in Kamloops. Seeking a target driven sales leader. Responsible for generating hotel & conference sales. 3-5 years experience. Commission bonus. Apply online at:

Nature’s Fare Markets Penticton is looking for a Supplements Department head. This position requires knowledge of herbs, supplements and natural foods. Previous experience working in retail Natural Foods store or in the industry is also required. You will be responsible for managing the department in it’s full capacity. We offer a competitive wage, medical program and other benefits for our employees. Interested applicants please include a cover letter with resume addressed to Bobbi Krien (Manager) and drop off to #104-2210 Main St. Penticton or e-mail resume and cover letter to:

Employment Help Wanted WANTED PROCESSING contractor for interior operation to start immediately. Call 1-604819-3393.

Help Wanted

We are looking for a Local professional who is passionate about sales, someone looking for a company where you can build a successful career, and where your efforts and results make a difference. Info-Tel MultiMedia offers a broad range of marketing solutions for our clients and continues to evolve with new products and services to optimize our clients ROI. * Homepage Advertising * Desktop and Mobile Websites * Online and Mobile Advertising * Facebook Page Setup * Search Engine Marketing (SEM) * Print Directories * Search Engine Optimization (SEO) The Right Opportunity: * Competitive base salary, expense allowance and uncapped commission plan. * A comprehensive initial training program and on going training that will enhance and compliment your existing knowledge and prepare you for success. * Competitive Benefits plan, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Disability Benefits. * Prior sales experience of online products is an asset, but not required. Info-Tel MultiMedia -- Solutions for Today and the Future


WESTCAN - Interested In Being Our Next Ice Road Trucker? Haul liquid, dry bulk or freight to the diamond mines on the winter road (ice road) from mid-January to mid-April. Not Interested in driving on the ice? Drive resupply from southern locations in Alberta to Yellowknife, NT. Apply online at: or Phone: 1.888.WBT.HIRE (1.888.928.4473) for further details.

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Professional/ Management

WATER SYSTEM OPERATOR - PART TIME A Water System Operator is required by the Okanagan Falls Irrigation District on a part time basis. Experience in water system operations and coordinating emergencies would be beneficial; however training will be supplied. Applicants should be mechanically inclined and will be required to work towards operator certification. Please forward a cover letter and resume to: Okanagan Falls Irrigation District PO Box 110, Okanagan Falls, BC V0H 1R0 or email to: by November 12, 2013.

SERVICE Manager - rotational position in Kazakhstan. Responsible for service department personnel, fleet management, safety, customer satisfaction and cost control within the service department’s areas of responsibility. This is an administrative position but requires a frequent presence in the service area. Competitive pay ($400 per day and up), medical, dental & tax credits. Send resume or contact

Our classified ads are on the net! Check it out at Professional/ Management PROCESS Manager - rotational position in Kazakhstan. Responsible for the departments personnel, systems management, safety, customer satisfaction and cost control within the department’s areas of responsibility. This is an administrative position but requires a frequent presence on the operations floor. Competitive pay ($400 per day and up), medical, dental & tax credits. Send resume or contact

Help Wanted

Trades, Technical

HEAVY DUTY MECHANICS &/or AUTO MECHANICS Apprentice & Journeyman Fox Creek, Alberta The successful candidates may be required to operate a service vehicle. Must be willing to work overtime and long hours. Experience in natural gas compression would be beneficial. Must be able to work unsupervised and fill out appropriate paperwork. This is a full time position – workdays will be Monday to Friday, starting at 7am with alternating on call weekends. WE OFFER: Competitive Wages, Benefits Plan & Performance Bonuses. Please reply w/references to or fax to (1)780-622-4409

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Carriers Needed

2 Days a Week - Early Mornings

The Penticton Western News has Routes available in these areas for Wednesday & Friday:

• Penticton - Wiltse Area - Brandon Ave. & Area • Osoyoos • Oliver • Summerland • Trout Creek For more info please call 250-492-0444 Ext: 219 or 205 or email: 23



Financial Services


Employment Trades, Technical JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE Service Technician(s) in Hanna Alberta. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. offers competitive wages from $32/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; or send an email to: 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 PLUMBERS / GAS FITTERS: M and K Plumbing and Heating is the largest Mechanical Contracting and Service firm in the East Kootenay region. We are currently in need of CONSTRUCTION PLUMBERS AND GAS FITTERS - BOTH JOURNEYMEN AND APPRENTICES - to provide expertise and technical skill to our industrial construction customers in the ELK VALLEY. We expect this project to continue through the winter with 10 on 4 off shifts of 10 hour days. The position will pay hourly, plus overtime, plus Living Out Allowance. WEBSITE:

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

REFACE DON’T REPLACE 1/2 the Cost of Replacing


Corian & Granite Designs. The Green Alternative 10% off with this ad.


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Home Care Care Giver available, are you elderly and need help? Or do you have a family member who needs help? I have worked in this field for many years. Have many letters of recommendation, will entertain, cook, go shopping or take person shopping or to appointments, Carolyn, 250-493-0509

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.

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Green - Clean - Thorough Environmentally Safe Dry in 2 hours only! Honest & Reliable Service.

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Cleaning Services

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

B & C Cleaning, residential, commercial & construction cleaning, yard clean-ups & maintenance, Bill & Cheryl Watson, (250)488-7964 Cleaning, house sitting, animal sitting avail. immed., ref’s avail., call 250-492-5907 Professional Cleaning Lady for hire; let me make your house sparkling clean, take a break, call Kate, (250)462-2201

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent


Be Part of Our Team. Sub-Contractor Driver Must have 3/4 ton or 1 ton Van 2 days a week - Wednesday & Friday Early morning deliveries For more info please call 250-492-0444 Ext: 219 or 205 or email:

$650 $750

Top floor, 1 bdrm condo in quiet building, f,s, dw, extra storage, coin-op laundry, across from library. Avail. NOW (ot594) Top floor, 2 bdrm walk-up, quiet building, fridge, stove, coin -op laundry, extra storage. Avail. NOW (SHM 301)

Yard work & painting, fences, deck repair or new, garbage hauling, plumbing, roofing, licensed, ins., 250-462-2146


Prospective tenants must complete an application form at:

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


BUY my building, I’ll lease 1/2 of it back, in Penticton. More details. or 778-476-6239

For Sale By Owner

Wanted, German Shepherd pup, Bill 250-494-7978

Merchandise for Sale

Farm Equipment 2 Bauer Reel guns, 1000ft, 3in. hose, approx. 3 years old, excellent cond., 1 wheel move, 250-493-6857 2 round Hy Hog feeders, $200 each, 1 Bud Sharpe roping saddle, 15” excellent cond., 2 Emore Saddles, 15” and 16”, made by F. Emore of High River, AB, (250)493-6857

Free Items Baby/Toddler misc. items, phone early AM’s and evenings after 7pm, (250)492-0807 Free apple wood, you cut, you take, (250)487-9295, 1260 Broughton Ave. Free firewood, apple wood, you cut and haul away, 250809-5807, 250-493-3458 Microwave stand, stereo cabinet, upright freezer (needs work), (250)492-0155

483 Maurice St. - Penticton Open House, Sat., Nov. 2 10 AM - 12 PM $480,000 MLS# X2702291 Top 5 nalist for Okanagan, Provincial & National Awards. Luxury 2BR, 3 bath townhouse, Lg. dbl. garage. Low Strata fees. 250-492-6756 7bdrm house in Greenwood, furnished, holds 20+, agents welcome, $5,000 commission. Immediate possession, $160k.

or Call Greg at: 778-478-6981

Mobile Homes & Parks 4-BDRM, 1-bath, family park,fenced yard,completely reno’d, incl. all appl., lg shed, close to Skaha Lake & shopping, pets ok, $70,000 OBO, Call 250-770-2910

Apt/Condo for Rent


Colossal Jumbo Chestnuts, $4/lb., good for roasting, boiling, baking, 250-809-8228


Russian Red Seed Garlic, small or large quantities. 250494-9499 or 250-328-0899

Front Street Realty Property Management #2 Front Street Penticton, B.C.

Painting & Reno’s

licensed, insured, WCB

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

Len (250)486-8800

FLOORING SALE 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!


Moving & Storage FAMILY Movers. Moving? Anything, anywhere. Local and long distance trips. Packing service available, weekly trips to Vancouver, Alberta, full and partial loads. Cheapest rates in the valley. Free Estimates, 250-493-2687

Painting & Decorating HERE COME THE PAINTERS, 13 years experience, Interior/Exterior, 250-486-2331

3 Rooms For $299,

$1100 2 bdrm, 1 bath, one level home near downtown, community centre, quiet area, f,s, w.d. Avail. NOW (H768) $1300 Newer 3 bdrm duplex, 2.5 bath, extra storage, 6 appl, laminate floors, 2 patios, 1 year lease req’d. Avail. Nov. 1 (OT597) $1300 Near Columbia School, 3 bdrm large family home w/1 bdrm in-law suite, 5 appliances, garage, low maintenance yard. Avail. NOW (H656-1)

Commercial/ Industrial Property

Ambrosia & Granny Smith Apples $0.70/lb, 1260 Broughton Ave., off Upper Bench Rd., delivery in Penticton, (250)487-9295



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



Near college & SOEC, 2 bdrm unfurnished older home, f, s, w, d, fenced yard. Avail. NOW 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 Furnished 2 bdrm, 2 bath grd floor condo, 6 appl, garage, near Skaha Beach, H.W. flrs. Avail. NOW to June 2014 (A441) $1300 Brand new furnished term rental. Avail. NOW – end of May or June 2014, 4 bdrm, 2.5 bath, single garage, 1/2 duplex, near rec centre, SOEC and beach, no pets, no smoking. (OT600)

Real Estate

Fruit & Vegetables


$1000 New paint, new flr, 2 bdrm + den, near Schools, small private yard, f, s, hook up for washer / dryer. Avail. NOW (th467) $1000 3 bdrm townhouse, f, s, small fenced yard, near Skaha Middle School. Avail. Nov. 1 (Th495)


• Bathrooms • Kitchens • • Basements •


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


Financial Services

FAST AND easy loans! All Credit Scores Accepted! Get up to $25,000 on your vehicle, mobile-home, land or equipment. 1st and 2nd Mortgages. 604-2292948.

HERBARIA Garden and Lawn. Quality landscape maintenance. Ten years experience. Call Paul for your pruning, hedge-trimming and general gardening needs. Free visit for first-time customers to answer any questions. 250493-3362

Home Improvements

Services 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+

DAVE’S Garden Maintence; Hedge Trimming, Stump grinding & Fall clean-ups, Call 250493-1083

Pets & Livestock

(1) 250-899-3163

2 Coats Any Colour

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

Furniture PAYING TO MUCH FOR A NEW MATTRESS? Brand new Queen Set $200! Still in plastic, mfg. warranty. 250.870.2562

Queen size hide-a-bed, $125, 32” Zenith TV/VCR/DVD +Shaw Digital box. $75, child’s wooden table & 4 chairs, (250)490-0256

Heavy Duty Machinery A-STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20’40’45’53’and insulated containers all sizes in stock. SPECIAL Trades are welcome. 40’ Containers under $2500! Call Toll Free Also JD 544 & 644 wheel loaders JD 892D LC Excavator Ph 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB SCRAP PAPPY Will pay cash for oversized scrap steel, cats, yarders, saw mill equipment, farm equipment, etc., All insurance in place to work on your property. 250-260-0217.

Medical Supplies Medical Equipment; hydraulic bath chair, collapsible walker, etc., as new, (250)493-4306

Misc. for Sale Rubbish Removal 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

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. Or online at

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 at: Tread Mill $60. 250-4976232

Misc. Wanted Local Coin Collector Buying 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, German Shepherd pup, Bill 250-494-7978


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 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

10th FLOOR, 75 MARTIN ST 2 bed, 2 bath furnished, 1 parking stall. AVAIL. NOV. 1 $1800 DUPLEX’S / HOUSES

HEALES AVE 2 bed, furnished house, 4 appl. Avail. NOW - May 31 $1100


LINDEN AVE, KALEDEN 2 + 2 bed house, fr/st, dish. AVAIL. NOW $1100


955 ROBINSON AVE 3 bed townhouse, fr/st, dish, garage. AVAIL. NOW $1150


REVELSTOKE AVE 2 bed, 1 bath. AVAIL. NOW $1200


SAGE MESA DR 3 bed, 1 bath house, 5 appl, dble grg. AVAIL. NOW $1250


LEE AVE 2 bed, 1 bath furnished house, storage grg., decent sized yard, 5 appl. AVAIL. NOW TO MAY $1250 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

SPILLER RD 1+2 bed, lakeview, furnished. Avail. NOW - May 31 $1350 MONDAY - FRIDAY


Property Management

RENTALS Waterford: 3 bdrm townhse, f/s, d/w, w/d hook ups, 1 1/2 baths, yard and pkg. $975.00 incl. water. Avail Nov. 1 Skaha Pl: 1 bdrm, f/s, a/c, 2nd floor, insuite storage, balcony and pkg. $650.00 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 1bdrm 2nd floor in DT Penticton, ns, np, could be office/home space, mature tenant, ref req., $690/mo. (incl. util.) Vito (604)291-1059 2bdrm, $750, 1bdrm $650, adult/senior oriented, clean, quiet, cat ok, 250-492-7328


Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Penticton Western News



Apt/Condo for Rent

Suites, Lower

Auto Financing

1bdrm unit, parking avail. great location, $700 heat/cable incl. n/s, cat ok w/deposit, 250-488-7902 2bdrm + den at Lakeshore towers, facing lake, pool, hottub, sauna, gym, $1600 Dennis 250-493-4372 2bdrm, great location, private parking, quiet, secure building, large storage room, laminate floors, $800, heat/cable incl., cat ok with dep., ns, 250-4887902 2bdrm in 55+ building, quiet, n/p, n/s, a/c, f/s/dw, area for w/d, elevator, close to shopping & transit, $800/mo., call 250-487-2244 2 Bedroom, 3rd floor, $850/ month plus utilities, 40+ Building, 250-487-1136 $875, large clean 2br character apt., lakeview, oak floors, on bus route, np, ns, quiet resp. person, 250-770-0536

Kaleden, Ground floor ent., 800sqft bsmnt suite, 1bdrm+ large den, newly painted, lots of light, view of lake, $800/mo., (incl. insuite laundry/util., wifi), avail. Oct. 31, ref’s req., Ken (250)276-4270


BRIGHT 1 bed,downtown,few blocks to beach cinema,shopping. Fresh paint,new fridge/stove,insuite laundry,secure u/g parking.No pets,non-smoking,no elevator. 250487-8839 NEW,2 bedrooms / 2 bathroom condos in downtown Summerland.Six appliances, fireplace, balcony, 1160 sf, gated parking, close to all amenities, on bus route. Nonsmoking, pet on approval. $ 1250 per month plus utilities. Available now! All prospective tenants must complete an application form. Valley Wide Property Mgt. Call Wayne 250-490-6938 #203-304 Martin St Pent, ,

Homes for Rent 2 bdrm trailer, Cawston, N/S, small pet negotiable, $650/month + utilities. Avail. Nov. 1st. Call 250-499-9679 3bd house, newly remodelled, view property on acreage, $1200+util., (250)492-3593 Family Home in Penticton for rent near Walmart. 4bdrm, 2.5 ba 2400sqft., 5 appl., single garage, non-smoker, no pets,. Avail. now for $1600/mo.+ util, $800 damage deposit. Phone 250-497-2038 in evening, for apt to view. Fully furnished, 2bdrm, cozy, well-decorated, DT, ns, np, avail. Oct. 20-April 15, mature single or couple preferred, $1250/mo., 250-770-8020 Ok Falls, 3bdrm+, fabulous location, ns, avail. immediately, $1000/mo., 250-462-0241 Summerland, avail. immed., 2bdrm house in orchard, f/s/w/d, fully updated, tiny dog ok, Aimee Thurlin, Realty Executives Vantage, (250)4621969

Motels,Hotels Motel monthly rentals in Penticton & Oliver, Avail. until June 2014, LARGE 1bdrm suites & bachelor suites, Fully furnished, utilities/cable incl., quiet location, near Mall & bus route. Call Valley Star Motel 250-492-7205. Ext. 0 or Maple Leaf Motel Inn Towne, 250498-3497

Shared Accommodation Lg rm, private bathroom, $425, util. inc. 250-497-6232 Room for rent, $375+DD, all inclusive plus cable and internet, call (250)486-5216

Suites, Lower 1bdrm basement suite, ns, np, $650 (incl. util), no laundry, avail. Nov. 1, 250-492-0556 HIGHLAND motel suites avail now, no pets. 1140 Burnaby Ave 250-809-1253, 250-4882206

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1993 F150 4X4 RC 5 Litre Interior as new Exterior excellent no rust, Looks great. Runs well 2 sets of wheels $4000 (250)767-9650 ***Also selling older travel mate camper for sale as well***

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

FIND EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN THE CLASSIFIEDS 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


(4) 205-75-R14 winters, $100, (4) 205-75-R14 winters, near new, $275, (2) 235-70-R16 Toyo M&S, $150, 250-4936847 BF Goodwrinch set of 4, P265-70 R16 all season $200. 250-493-9489

NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE ESTATE OF MAXIMILIAN REITERER DECEASED LATE OF PENTICTON WHO DIED JAN. 21, 2013 ✦✦✦ TAKE NOTICE that all persons having claims upon the estate of the above named must file with the undersigned Executrix by the 1st of December, 2013 a full statement of their claims and of securities held by them. ✦✦✦ Heidi Philipchuk, Executrix 2532 7 Avenue NW Calgary, AB T2N 1A4

Warehouse Liens Act David Ryan MYERS Cherise Elaine MYERS PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: That in accordance with the Warehouse Liens Act, Penticton Towing and Recovery of 1325 Commercial Way, Penticton, British Columbia, claims a lien in the amount of $17,047.50 on your 2011 Blue Toyota Rav 4, VIN “273BFDV3BW164975” for towing, storage and administrative costs. If the amount is not sooner paid the vehicle will be sold for auction on November 22, 2013 at 1pm to recover the amount owed plus cost of sale.

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1995 Chrysler Intrepid $500 OBO, 1987 Tercel hatchback $300 OBO 250-490-5289

2005 GMC Sierra 1500 140,000km. Leveling kit 3” body lift 35” tires

2004 SUNFIRE 2 door, sunroof Under 50,000km. Excellent Condition! $5000 Phone: 250-718-9695 (Kelowna)

Dirt bike pants (38), boots (13), $100 for all, motorcycle jacket & pants w/liner, XL, $200, (250)495-2032

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$13,000 OBO Call Nick at: 250-718-6425 2006 GMC 3500 CC dually, 4x4 auto, 6L, flat deck with hidden 5th wheel 137K. $14,750. obo. 250-307-3170

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

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS Public Hearings will be held at 6:00 p.m., Monday, November 4, 2013 at Penticton City Hall, 171 Main Street, Penticton, B.C. to consider the following Bylaw amendments: Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2013-38 (268 Bassett Street) Rezone Lot 5, District Lot 2, Group 7, Similkameen Division Yale (Formerly Yale Lytton) District Plan 3520, located at 268 Bassett Street, from RM2 (Low Density Residential) to RD2 (Duplex Housing: Lane). The owner is intending to construct a side-by-side duplex. Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2013-42 (Housekeeping) Housekeeping amendments to Zoning Bylaw 2011-23 including rewording the Flood Control Requirements Section 5.4.1, amending Exclusions Section 1.6.2, Definitions Section 4.2, Yards and Projections Section 5.11.1, A-Agriculture Section 9.2.1 and RC-Country Residential Housing Section 9.3.1. Any person whose interest may be affected by the proposed amendments may appear in person, by petition or by attorney. Delegations and Submissions will be received no later than 9:30 a.m., Monday, November 4, 2013 to Attention: Corporate Officer, City of Penticton, 171 Main Street, Penticton, B.C. V2A 5A9; Email: No letter, report or representation from the public will be received by Council after the conclusion of the Public Hearing. Please note that all submissions are a matter of public record. Those persons with special hearing, language or access needs should contact City Hall at 250-4902400 prior to the meeting. The above mentioned bylaws and supporting information may be inspected between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, up to and including Monday, November 4, 2013 in the offices of Development Services and Corporate Administration at Penticton City Hall, 171 Main Street; Penticton Public Library (hours vary), 785 Main Street, and the Penticton Community Centre (hours vary), 325 Power Street, or online at Anthony Haddad Director of Development Services

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Notice of Alternative Approval Process

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 86 of the Community Charter, that the Board of Directors of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen seeks the approval of the electors within the boundaries Village of Keremeos, Electoral Areas “B” and “G” for the adoption of the Similkameen Country Visitor Information Centre Contribution Service Bylaw No. 2622, 2013.

Cars - Domestic

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


Similkameen Country Visitor Information Centre Contribution Service Bylaw BYLAW NO. 2622, 2013

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In general terms, the bylaw is to establish a service for the purpose of contributing funds to the Similkameen Country Development Association to assist with the operation of the Similkameen Country Visitor Information Centre. The alternative approval process applies to qualified electors within the service area, which comprises the Village of Keremeos, and Electoral Areas “B” (Cawston) and “G” (Keremeos Rural/Hedley). The annual maximum amount that may be requisitioned under the Local Government Act for the Similkameen Country Visitor Information Centre Contribution Service is $33,000 or $0.0543 per thousand dollars of next taxable value of land and improvements in the service area. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT the Regional District may proceed to adopt Similkameen Country Visitor Information Centre Contribution Service Bylaw No. 2622, 2013 unless at least ten percent (10%) of the qualified electors (those meeting the criteria below) indicate their opposition to the bylaw by signing the Elector Response Form. The Regional District has estimated the total number of qualified electors in the service area (Village of Keremeos and Electoral Areas “B” and “G”) to be 4,088 and that 10% of that number, or 409 qualified electors, must submit signed Elector Response Forms to prevent the Regional District from adopting the bylaw without the full assent of the electors by referendum. An elector response form must be in the form established by the Regional District. Elector Response Forms are available from the Regional District office, including by mail, fax, or e-mail, on request or on the Regional District website at The deadline for delivering the original signed Elector Response Form to the Regional District is 4:30 pm on Monday December 2, 2013. The only persons entitled to sign an Elector Response Form are qualified electors within the Similkameen Country Visitor Information Centre Contribution Service Area and must meet the following criteria: Resident electors must: (a) be 18 years of age or older; (b) be a Canadian citizen; (c) be a resident of British Columbia, for at least 6 months; (d) be a resident of the Similkameen Country Visitor Information Centre Contribution Service Area for at least 30 days; and (e) not be disqualified by an Provincial enactment, or otherwise disqualified by law, from voting in an election. Non-Resident property electors must: (a) not be entitled to register as a resident elector of Similkameen Country Visitor Information Centre Contribution Service Area (b) be 18 years of age or older; (c) be a Canadian citizen; (a) be a resident of British Columbia, for at least 6 months; (b) be a registered owner of real property in the jurisdiction for at least 30 days; (c) not be disqualified by any Provincial enactment or otherwise disqualified by law, from voting in an election; and (d) only register as a non-resident property elector in relation to one parcel of real property in a jurisdiction. The bylaw is available for public inspection at the Regional District Office 101 Martin Street, Penticton, BC V2A 5J9, during regular office hours, or alternatively, on our website at For more information on the alternative approval process please contact: Christy Malden, Deputy Corporate Officer 101 Martin Street, Penticton, BC V2A 2A5 250-490-4146 1-877-610-3737 [toll free]

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Penticton Western News Wednesday, October 30, 2013

calendar Wednesday October 30

Meals on Wheels Penticton is in need of volunteer drivers to deliver hot and frozen meals three days a week: Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For more, call 250-4929095 or email Breakfast learning CluB Penticton is in need of volunteers to serve a nutritious breakfast at three elementary schools: Columbia, Queen’s Park and West Bench. Come join us in making sure our next generation of up-andcoming young adults start their morning off right. For more, call 250-4929095 or email 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 250493-7977 for more info. 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 250-487-1272. Classes are held Wednesdays through April from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Shatford Centre. Neither Scottish background nor a partner is required. All welcome. 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. All programs are free. For more information, please call Julia Cox at 250-7707783 or ask in the children’s library. B ereaveMent t he 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 250-770-7524 or visit or foster. PentiCton duPliCate Bridge CluB holds weekly games Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Thursdays at 1 p.m. and the Under 100 Club Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. in the Penticton library. Call Birgitta at 250-7701154 for info. 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 250770-1018. seniors’ reCreation and Wellness Centre at 439 Winnipeg St. hosts euchre every Wednesday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Call Betty at 250-490-0468 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. hand and foot Canasta at 1 p.m. in the Penticton Leisure Centre, 439 Winnipeg St. Lessons available for those who have never played before. Call June evenings at 250492-7630 for info. f alls o kanagan seniors’ Activity Centre has exercise classes at 8 a.m., music and coffee hour at 9 a.m., followed by carpet bowling at 1 p.m. alCoholiCs anonyMous has Nooners meetings Monday to Friday noon at 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.


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The Penticton Western News is honouring and is in search of pictures of yourself, your family, loved ones, or friends who have served in the Canadian Armed Forces during World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Afghanistan or any of Canada’s Peacekeeping Missions. On Wednesday, November 6, the Penticton Western News, with the generous support of the local business community, will pay tribute to those who have answered Canada’s call in time of need by publishing a very special pictorial section honouring our veterans.

Please make sure photos are clearly marked with your name and address so we can return them to you. We can reproduce black and white or colour photos of almost any size; however, we do require an original. We cannot reproduce photocopies of pictures. Mail or bring your photos before Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 and completed write-up to:

Penticton Western News Att: Editor 2250 Camrose Street Penticton, B.C. V2A 8R1

PLEASE INCLUDE COMPLETED FORM WITH YOUR PHOTO(S) Name of veteran(s): ___________________________________________________ Branch of service: _____________________________________________________ Unit: _______________________________________________________________ Years enlisted: _______________________________________________________ Served in which theatres: ______________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ Medals awarded: _____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ A brief biography relating unique experiences: _____________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________


We will run as many photos as possible, but space is limited. Those individuals whose photos have been submitted, but for whatever reason are unable to be reproduced and do not run, will be named in our special “Honour Roll.” The Penticton Western News would like to thank participating businesses and families of veterans for their assistance in the publication of this very special section. Advertisers: please call Display Advertising at 250-492-3636 for information on how to be included in this event. Please note: space permitting, if your veteran was included last year it will automatically be included in this year’s edition.



Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Penticton Western News

calendar Oliver DOuble O Quilters have drop-in activities Wednesdays.

Thursday October 31

r Oyal C anaDian legiOn, Branch 40, has a Halloween costume party with music by Company G at 7 p.m. 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 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 250-7707783 or ask in the children’s library. Okanagan sOuth and i mmigrant Community Services is offering free English classes. For more info, stop by the office at 508 Main St. or call 250-4926299. tOps b.C. 1640 meets from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Bethel Church base-

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 250-4925400. FranCO 50-plus Club meets from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Drop-in program for French speakers wanting to socialize in French, including activities such as games, outings, discussions, hobbies and projects. Call Lina at 250492-2549 for info. F alls O kanagan seniOrs’ Activity Centre has computer classes at 9 a.m., bridge at 1 p.m. and cribbage at 7:30 p.m.

ment at 945 Main St. Phone Beverley at 250493-5968 or Liz at 250493-7997 for more info. tOps (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, 523 Jermyn Ave. Call Merle at 250770-8093. Desert sage spinners and Weavers Guild meets at 10 a.m. at the Oliver Community Centre. Visitors are always welcome. If you are interested in becoming a member stop by or contact Gail Erickson at rgerickson@ or 250-498-4959. alCOhOliCs anOnymOus night group meets at 8 p.m. at 150 Orchard Ave.


in the Outreach Centre. The Okanagan Falls group meets at 8 p.m. at 5328 Hawthorne St., and the men’s book study group runs at 7:30 p.m. at 102 1825 Main St. Vineyard Church. sOuth main DrOp-in Centre has Spanish conversation and carpet bowl at 10 a.m., bingo, improver line dance and crafters meet at 1 p.m. Call 250493-2111 to confirm line dance activities. Everyone welcome. al-anOn FOr FrienDs and family of alcoholics meets at 7:30 p.m. in the Summerland United Church. Call 250-4909272.


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the b ereavement 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. WelCOme tO FriDay social dances at South Main Drop-In Centre, 2965 South Main St., starting at 7:30 p.m. $6 per person. a l C O h O l i C s 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.

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t he F untimers Dance b allrOOm 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 or call Brian 250-492-7036. seniOrs singles lunCh Club welcomes 65-plus each Friday. For location call 250-496-5980 or 250770-8622. 890 Wing OF South Okanagan Air Force Association meets at 4 p.m. in the clubhouse at 126 Dakota Ave. eagles have a braised steak dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. and Karaoke at 7 p.m. elks Club On Ellis Street has drop-in darts and pool starting at 7 p.m. rOyal CanaDian legiOn branch 40 has daily lunches from Monday to Thursday, with fish and chips on Friday at 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Entertainment by Jerry’s Jam at 7 p.m. anavets has karaOke at 7 p.m. with Jack Ramsay. al-anOn meets at the Oasis United Church at 2964 Skaha Lake Rd. from 6 to 7 p.m. For info call 250-490-9272.

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rOyal CanaDian 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. City peaCh tOastmasters meet from noon to 1 p.m. at the Penticton United Church. Toastmasters improves speaking abilities and leadership skills. Call 250492-2362 for info.




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