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Penticton city council dropped a bombshell Monday night, revealing they had voted unanimously in camera to reverse direction on how the two per cent additional hotel room tax collected in the city is managed. The motion takes the position that the Penticton Hospitality Association is in breach of the obligations spelled out in a five-year contract signed with the city in July 2012 giving them control over the approximately $400,000 collected annually via the hotel room tax. Council didn’t take

president of the PHA, was the decision lightly, said Mayor Garry Litke in a informed of the city’s move prepared statement. to end the contract last There had been week. months of discussions The organization, he and meetings, including said, is consulting a lawyer mediation, to ensure about how to proceed. that the HRT agreement “We feel we are not in provisions were met. As of breach of contract and we Oct. 31, the funds will be will be legally pursuing our redirected to the Penticton options,” he said. Tourism Society. Last May, council “But despite this questioned PHA exhaustive process, there representatives about was a very long delay how the HRT funds were in the provision of the being spent, noting in one audited financial statements question to the PHA that and once obtained these a total of $424,357 was statements confirmed collected in 2012 from the that significant funds that tax, and only $93,659 had have been accumulated been spent at that point. remained unspent,” said Litke. See TOURISM - Page 3 Rob Appelman,


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Another survey has found a lack of jobs ranks among the top concerns of people in the Penticton area. Work was one of two key issues for which the region received a D-plus rating in the latest Vital Signs report produced by the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen. The gap between rich and poor earned the other failing grade. Top marks were awarded for public safety, which received an A, followed by learning, the environment, belonging and leadership, and arts and culture, all of which recorded an A-minus.

Vital Signs, released Friday, used feedback from 684 surveys to issue grades in 11 different issue areas thought to indicate a community’s well-being. Kim Lyster, who led the project on behalf of the foundation, said it’s not meant to assign blame, but rather to start conversations. “The solutions to issues in our community are not any one person’s responsibility,” she said. “It isn’t just the city, it isn’t just non-profit agencies, it isn’t just the schools. It’s us as a collective having a community conversation about what matters to us and what we want to see happen.”

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Walmart holds super opening Joe Fries

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Grocery shoppers rejoiced Friday as the doors slid open at the new Walmart Supercentre in Penticton. “To me, this is one-stop, which I love,” said Betty Moonie, who was among the first customers into the store. “You have everything here.” Moonie was pleased with some of the bargains she found on the new 2,800-square-metre food floor, like a fresh loaf of bread for 97 cents. “More competition, we’ll have better buys. We do not have to go out of town,” she said. Linda Gale had been buying most of her groceries at the Real Canadian Superstore, which shook up the local retail market when it opened in November 2012, but is now considering switching to Walmart. “Here, if the prices are good and you need lots of things, it’s the place to come,” said Gale. “It’s all under cover and you can go from one end of the store to the other.” Supercentre manager Rory Williams said he’s eager to go head-to-head with Penticton’s other grocery stores. “The idea is to put competition out there for the customers,” he said. “Our goal as Walmart Canada is to help Canadians save money so they can live better. Economic times are tough and we want to be able to offer a one-stop shop. “We want our customers to be able to get in fast to a nice, full store and get home to their families.” Williams took over management of the site on Feb. 28, the day before renovations commenced. He previously helped open Supercentres in West Kelowna and Kelowna. The addition to the Penticton store, which now boasts a full produce section, meat department and in-store bakery, generated work for 200 tradesmen,

RoRy Williams, manager of the new Walmart supercentre in Penticton, leads his team and dignitaries through a cheer at the grand opening Friday morning.

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he said. It also created 60 new jobs, a mix of full- and part-time positions, bringing the store’s total number of workers to about 330. Mayor Garry Litke, who was on hand for Friday’s festivities, said he’s pleased to have new jobs of any kind in the city. “Obviously I prefer to see high-paying jobs that have a full range of benefits, (but) we just heard the manager say there are career opportunities here,” Litke said. “So while people may start off with parttime jobs with no benefits, they can work themselves into middle management positions. During the grand opening ceremony, the store manager also distributed cheques totalling $15,000 to seven local charities, money that was raised in the past few months by employees and matched by Walmart Canada.

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Council considers berth for Queen Steve Kidd

Western News Staff

Andy Schwab, the new owner of the Fintry Queen, found some sympathetic ears at Penticton city council Monday, when he pitched them his dream of bringing the paddlewheeler to the southern end of the lake from Kelowna, where it has languished out of service for the last four years. Both Kelowna and West Kelowna have turned down proposals to have the boat moored on their waterfront, but Penticton council voted 5-2 to endorse the concept of creating a moorage in Penticton for the boat and directed staff to investigate the plan further with Schwab. Couns. Katie Robinson and Judy Sentes were opposed to the idea. Robinson said while the plan was good in theory, she was concerned both about the timeline, which would see the boat operating by next summer and the proposed location, next to the Kiwanis walking pier “right in the middle” of the Okanagan Lake waterfront. Coun. Andrew Jakubeit was one of the strongest supporters of the concept. “We like it or we don’t,” he said, making the motion to endorse the plan, rather than simply receive Schwab’s presentation. Schwab, who bought the boat out of receivership last year, wants council’s support for his plans to build a $300,000 dock next to the Kiwanis walking pier to moor the boat. If he gets the go-ahead, Schwab said they could have 28,000 passengers next year, operating over a three-month period, and escalate to operating the boat almost year round by 2016.

“You could do it. It’s heated inside, we used to run in November and December. It’s very doable. It’s just a question of building up the traffic, who are you going to take where,” said Schwab. Bringing the boat to Penticton, he added, will mean anywhere from 40 to 60 jobs and $500,000 economic impact for the city. Schwab told council he had consulted with nearby hotel and motel operators and received strong support. However, David Prystay, general manager of the Penticton Lakeside Resort, direct neighbour to the walking pier, didn’t find the plan that appealing. Council, he said,m should support existing businesses and that Schwab’s plan was a “no go.” “I think we need to support our local businesses first, which is the Casabella Princess,” said Prystay. “I also looked at the proposal sent to me by the new owner of the Fintry and it was something I didn’t think made financial sense.” Likewise, Andy Seifert, who, along with his wife Barbara, owns and operates the paddlewheeler Casabella Princess as a tourist charter boat, is far from convinced Schwab’s plan is possible. Schwab said his operation won’t compete for tourist dollars with the Casabella Princess or Penticton’s landlocked tourist icon, the SS Sicamous. “I think we will create more awareness of the whole waterfront. I think everyone will benefit,” said Schwab, who hopes to work together on marketing efforts with the Casabella and the Sicamous society. “The stronger the marketing effort is from everyone, the more business we will all get. We will draw more traffic that they will all benefit from.”

PHA director Tim Hodgkinson said at that time the group was working from a standing start, and had been working on developing a business plan for how to spend the funds. Though they still have funds in reserve, he said they have invested significantly in tourism marketing for 2013. Hodgkinson estimates the PHA has spent around $314,000 on marketing between January and October 2013, including: $60,000 for online advertising, $47,000 for print media, $40,000 in a collaborative campaign with Tourism Penticton. Along with that, the PHA also gave Challenge Penticton $35,000 to support their marketing, as well as $2,500 to the Elvis Festival and $5,500 to the Young Stars Hockey Tournament. Hodgkinson said the city is aware of how the money is being spent. “We have been spending the money. We reject that comment out of hand.” David Prystay, general manager of the Lakeside Resort, said council has made an “ill-informed, terrible decision.” Both the PHA and Tourism Penticton have been working with a facilitator, Ingrid Jarrett, to form a single society, similar to how tourism marketing in Kelowna is managed. “I believe they are very close to having an agreement done, so for the

JOBS - still hard to find Results from the Vital Signs report match some of those from a citizens’ survey conducted in September by the City of Penticton. That poll revealed 47 per cent of residents feel a lack of jobs and a poor economy is the most important issue facing the city. “I’ve got a whack of work in front of me,” said Colleen Pennington, the city’s economic development officer. She attended the Vital Signs launch and said the results of both it and the city survey “reinforce to me that we have to continue to invest in things that make it better for business in Penticton and attract more entrepreneurs, because that is where the work is going to come from.” Pennington added that good scores in Vital Signs are also of assistance to her because they can help sell prospective businesses on the area.


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Andre Martin, president of the Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce, said the report makes a case for helping support existing businesses. “One of the things the chamber can do working with our membership is provide programs that makes our membership more efficient and able to turn a dollar,” Martin said. “And if they’re making money, they’ll reinvest into hiring people. And when we hire more people, it works on that D-plus grade.” About half of the respondents to the Vital Signs survey were from Penticton. The rest were from outlying areas and municipalities within the Regional District of OkanaganSimilkameen. The report is available online at

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city to step in at this time they would be cutting their own throats,” said Prystay. “The PHA is not perfect, nor is Penticton Tourism perfect. I think the perfect scenario would have been the two groups working together.” Hodgkinson confirms the two groups have been carrying on successful discussions, and have a good working relationship. Jessie Campbell, CEO of Tourism Penticton, said they were surprised by news of the funding switch, but also see a single society as a goal. “We remain committed to the belief we have had since day one, that a unified organization made up of robust industry stakeholders is the way to most effectively market tourism in Penticton,” she said. Prystay said that if council follows through on its decision, they could be facing larger problems down the road. It was hard enough, according to Prystay, to get hotel and motel owners to support the voluntary room tax. “What is going to happen in three years time is anybody’s guess. I doubt very much that this tax will be renewed,” he said. “Now that they are going to lose control over the money they collect, I can’t see it being renewed and the city is going to lose out on $400,000 a year through greed and mismanagement on their end.”

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New policies to protect school district whistleblowers and spell out a trustee code of conduct are in the works, but officials said the items are simply part of a larger review process. “We just decided it’s a good time to look at some of these policies that are existing or policies that we thought we need to look at or are missing,” said Ginny Manning, who chairs the board of the Okanagan Skaha School District. The update work was approved by trustees at Monday’s board meeting. Staff will now begin developing three new policies for whistleblowers and trustees, plus review and update six other regulations that cover everything from board spokespeople to meeting procedures. Manning doesn’t anticipate any major changes to the board spokespersons policy, but rather new language to make it “a little more specific” regarding “individual trustees speaking on their own.” “At the moment, the board chair speaks on behalf of the board,” she explained.

“And individual trustees … there’s no reason they can’t speak, as long as it’s identified it’s their personal opinion and it’s not a representation of the whole of the board.” Manning said the action items were decided upon at an informal planning workshop last weekend with new secretary-treasurer Bonnie Roller Routley, who brought “fresh eyes” to the district’s policy structure. Staff also noted that changes to the School Act and an April 2013 report from B.C’s auditor general on school board governance added to the need for a review. Okanagan Skaha Teachers’ Union president Leslea Woodward said she would welcome a new policy to protect employee whistleblowers. “We’ve been told by district staff that nobody should feel threatened or worried about their job if they report wrongdoing, Woodward said, “so it’s just more reassuring if there’s proper things in place.” Draft versions of the new and revised policies will be sent to the board policy committee for input before being presented to the full board for final adoption. The policy committee meets next on Dec. 11.

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Regional district documenting heritage sites By Joe Fries

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History will be updated in the months ahead as a consultant begins drawing up a comprehensive list of the region’s heritage sites and, in some cases, recommending ways to help them turn a profit. It’s hoped the new plan will help the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen adjust to a shift in a

senior government’s attitude towards places with historical value. “The direction from the provincial government is to move away from these interpretive sites where you go and people are dressed in period costumes and there’s really no cost recovery there,” explained Lindsay Bourque, rural projects co-ordinator for the RDOS. “They’re looking

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towards using heritage sites that speak to their value and their historic presence in the region, but (also) offer new economic development opportunities.” The RDOS board earlier this month awarded a $56,850 contract to a North Vancouver firm that will update an inventory of the region’s heritage sites, then develop a plan to protect, and capitalize on those

assets, and provide assistance to local heritage societies with paperwork associated with grant applications. Bourque said the RDOS board made the heritage strategy a priority this year, although the consultant’s final report isn’t expected until next spring at the earliest. Its arrival will coincide with upcoming centennial celebrations for the SS Sicamous

and the Kettle Valley Railway. “I think there’s just a lot of interest in heritage right now,” said Bourque, whose favourite local historic spots include the Granite Creek town site near Coalmont and the Red Bridge in Keremeos. “I’m from the East Coast, and I think the covered bridges have a nostalgic appeal to me,” she said.



assistance,” he said. “So for the regional district to take this up is a really important step.” “It allows regional district politicians and representatives to understand the scope of what’s there, and when these sites do apply for funding from the province or the federal level it will give them a better sense of what support they need to provide to make that site more successful.”


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There is a lot more history behind the area of Okanagan Lakeshore known as The Esplanade, than most people, even Pentictonites, realize. Many probably don’t even realize the area, which stretches along the southeastern corner of the lake and the bluffs above is Penticton’s only wilderness park. Hannah Pierce and the Friends of the Esplanade are looking to change all that. The uniqueness of the area stretches back as far as 1892, when it was dedicated in the name of King George. “It became a legal entity on registration in 1905. The lakeshore mine is part of the area history, along with the very first school house on the Esplanade plateau in 1906,” said Pierce. Representing the Friends of the Esplanade, she brought a 122-page signature petition to Penticton city council recemt;y, asking the area be officially dedicated as a permanent city park. “I’ve lived in Penticton for 25 years, yet there was information in your presentation that I didn’t know,” said Coun. Judy Sentes. Both the Official Community Plan and the Heritage Strategy Plan reference the Esplanade for important habitat, ecological and historical value. “It currently isn’t considered in the strategic priorities for the city,” said Pierce. “With community awareness and protection, the misuse of the area would be greatly reduced,” said Pierce. “Dedication is the key to moving forward.” Pierce said the idea is to keep the esplanade as a “natural park,” a wilderness area rich in scenery and biodiversity. Combined with the historical elements of the Esplanade, she said it could become a significant attraction. “It overlooks the original town site of Penticton,” said Arnett. “Our vision for the park is that there be an interpretive nature trail through it and it would highlight areas of historic importance, geological importance, biodiversity as well.” Council voted unanimously to accept the report

Penticton Museum curator Peter Ord said the Grist Mill in Keremeos and the Haynes Barn near Osoyoos are also musthaves in a regional heritage strategy, the development of which he applauded. “We’ve seen the province really start devolving a lot of its responsibility for heritage sites, both through funding and through management

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Tourism needs unified front It seems some hidden curves have just showed up in the roller-coaster ride that is tourism marketing in Penticton. Instead of fighting about who gets the front seat, it’s time for someone to put the brakes on this ride, which has split Penticton’s tourism marketing efforts in two. Tourism Penticton, the city and the Penticton Hospitality Association need to come together to represent our community to the world’s tourists. After allowing the split to happen last year, this week city council returned control of the two per cent hotel room tax, intended for tourism marketing, to Tourism Penticton, breaking a five-year contract with the PHA in the process. The roller-coaster started in 2011, with a series of ups and downs and behind closed-door wrangling until July 2012, when the PHA was given sole charge of the $450,000 collected annually through the two per cent additional hotel room tax while Tourism Penticton was funded by the city’s contribution of $324,000. Ongoing questions about whether the PHA was making good use of those funds finally resulted in city council deciding the conditions of the contract weren’t being met. No doubt there is a legal battle coming as the PHA contends they were getting the job done. But putting the legal ramifications aside, the job of marketing Penticton is better done by a single organization that offers the advantage of a unified vision, and a consistent marketing image to sellPENTICTON the community to tourists. WESTERN Whether it’s the PHA, Tourism Penticton or some hybrid of the two, it’s time for the bickering about who gets which seat to stop. Let’s hope the roller-coaster is finally returning to the station, and marketing this community can get back on a straight track. But don’t be surprised if there are still more curves hidden ahead.


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Help the hospital, get a flu shot I got my influenza shot this week, paid for out of pocket since I don’t qualify for any of the higher-risk groups provided with free immunization. A reminder to take this simple health precaution came in October when a labour arbitrator ruled that it is a reasonable employment requirement for health-care workers to either get the current immunization or mask up in patient care areas. Quiet advocacy by provincial health officer Dr. Perry Kendall has paid off. Staff, doctors, outside contractors and visitors will have to put patients first. Health care unions pressed a grievance on behalf of members who insist they have a right to refuse immunization and increase exposure to patients. They have apparently run up the white flag. “We will be telling our members to comply with the new policy, or risk being fired,” said an overly dramatic

Val Avery, president of the Health Sciences Association. HSA lawyers led the grievance, supported by the Hospital Employees’ Union and the B.C. Nurses’ Union. Avery said the union will continue to urge its members to take advantage of on-site flu shot clinics. That’s right, like most provincial employees, they all get immunization that is not only free but administered at work. Kendall announced the regulation last year, after finding that 40 per cent of employees in long-term care were not getting the current influenza vaccine, and the rate of immunization was declining. Their objections make no sense. Aside from the self-serving “rights” argument, they complain that the annual flu vaccine isn’t effective enough. The formula is developed by international effort to track the dominant strains that emerge as

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B.C. Views winter rolls around the world. Kendall says a poor match results in about 40 per cent immunity, and a good match reaches 90 per cent. At the risk of stating the obvious, he notes that even 40 per cent is better than nothing. After two weeks of expert testimony, arbitrator Robert Diebolt, a retired UBC law professor, wrote as follows: “It is indisputable that influenza can be a serious, even fatal, disease. Immunization also indisputably provides a

measure of protection to health care workers and I have found that their immunization reduces influenza transmission to patients. “I have also concluded that there is a real and serious patient safety issue and the policy is a helpful program to reduce patient risk.” The B.C. Centre for Disease Control calculates that if all health care workers would get immunized, the risk to patients would be reduced nearly 50 per cent. The Ministry of Health warns: “you can spread influenza for 24 hours before you have any symptoms.” What would cause educated health care workers to defy common sense? A hint is provided by professional union promoter and publicist Bill Tieleman, who railed about the decision on his blog. This regulation is inspired by big bad U.S. health care corporations that would rather

impose immunization than pay for sick days, Tieleman asserts. Ah, so an infected health care employee should wander the wards until symptoms emerge, and then go home for a few days of paid rest. What a perfectly stupid idea! Last week BCNU president Debra McPherson was warning about “chaos” at the new Surrey Memorial emergency ward, her latest of a career of media protests. The big new facility is already overflowing, and more beds and more staff are needed, stat! Perhaps if better preventive measures were taken by nurses, doctors and other staff, this chronic “chaos” would be reduced and these unions would have more credibility. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press and, Twitter:@tomfletcherbc E-mail: tfletcher@

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Boonstock a worry

The news that the Boonstock Music Festival is a “done deal” for the B.C. Day long weekend in 2014 has me worried. I have heard of the riot that erupted after a rock concert in July 1991 when fans looted and smashed stores in Penticton. Are we being opened to the possibility of this happening again with this festival coming to town? I understand it is to be held on locatee-owned land of the Penticton Indian Reserve. Listed as approving this festival are Max Picton, president of the new Barefoot Beach Resort, and Travis Kruger and Tim Lezard of the Penticton Indian Band. Chief Jonathan Kruger claims the band still has the right to reject this festival. I hear tickets are already being sold. Gibbons, Alta. has already rejected the return of the festival to their community after nine years due to crime, garbage, and heavy traffic. The mayor and city council of Penticton say they have only recently been informed of this festival coming to Penticton. They rejected the Sounds of Summer coming to Penticton in 2011, but this is to take place on Penticton Indian Reserve land. What do some of your readers think about this? Am I worrying unnecessarily? Norma Painter Okanagan Falls

Sad news for stamp club

The Penticton and District Stamp club had some sad news recently in receiving word that one of our staunch and long-term members had passed away. Margaret McKibbin was an active member for over 35 years and had a vast collection of mint and used stamps. Before Margaret passed away she donated her vast stamp collection to the stamp club to be sold off and the proceeds given towards the Digital Imaging Fund at the Penticton Regional Hospital. Margaret will be sorely missed at our meetings. Gus Boersma, President Penticton and District Stamp Club

Jake brakes have to stop

On the morning of Oct. 22 at around 2 a.m. a trucker came down Warren Avenue from Government Street area with his Jake brake on all the way. He stopped at the light at the corner of Warren Avenue and Main Street before he crossed Main Street. I know that a Jake brake is not allowed within city limits and I also know that using one within the city is absolutely not necessary, yet this trucker uses it each and every time he is in town. I am assuming he doesn’t work here


on a full-time basis because I only hear it about once a month, but it does wake me up each time. If he doesn’t have to stop at the red light on Main Street and Warren Avenue, then it is on all the way out to Channel Parkway. If the trucking companies know who this driver might be please speak to him. Doreen Johnson Penticton

Bright future dulled by today

Our earthly calendar is running out of tomorrows which squashes the myth that tomorrow never comes. Oil disasters in Lac-Mégantic, Que. and now Gainford, Alta. has the top brass defending railroad safety record transporting oil. I believe a cap ( muzzle) should be put on these well-oiled lips that spout crudely while telling the tale of the rhythm pals Leaky-Sneaky and the Oil Leaks whom appear to be in harmony and agreement with the fracking of Mother Nature. No person on earth can guarantee or brag about the unknown as the potential for disaster has never changed. The Exxon Valdez tanker crash changed the environmental picture of Prince William Sound forever and let’s not forget the BP oil rig and all the other leaks and other carnage that weaken our well-being. Think about it nuclear war hasn’t arrived yet nor a West Coast earthquake so take your pick of what kit you want, a nuke sandwich or a hide under a desk. It gets more difficult to put on a smiley face as many of us won’t be around to smile in the year 2045 when old Mike along with old former Premier Christy Clark’s prediction of a debt-free B.C. perhaps. comes true.

cedure. Coun. Hopkin moved and Coun. Jakubeit seconded receipt of the report, the question was called and the report was received unanimously by council. Allegations of improper procedure from Mr. Llewellyn which are reinforced by Ms. Slump and printed by the Penticton Herald are erroneous. The FOI request, which Ms Slump states she is still waiting for, was, in fact, responded to via letter on July 9. Penticton City Council, like all other municipalities in the province, is bound by law to follow Section 90 of Community Charter. Although the common vernacular distills these rules down to “land, legal and labour,” there are actually 20 reasons certain meetings should legally be closed to the public. Mayor and council take their responsibility to be open and transparent very seriously and take every step to ensure that decisions are made in the public realm as much as legally possible. The CAO does not sit on the board of Tourism Penticton, and only sits on the board of Challenge Penticton at the direct request of council and due to her successful experience with organizing similar events. We, the mayor and council for the City of Penticton, whole-heartedly welcome debate and discussion of the issues. We have the common goal of making our city the best it can be and can only do so with community input and support. Mayor, council and staff work very hard to make your ideas become reality. Discussion is best when based on accurate facts.

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Council defends procedure

Members of city council rarely respond to Letters to the Editor that are openly critical, preferring instead to meet with individuals and focus on solving issues in a more proactive manner. However, the Penticton Herald has publicly printed several statements by Wayne Llewellyn (Oct. 29) and Elvena Slump (Oct. 31) that need to be corrected in the same manner: There was no error in procedure in the Oct. 21 city council meeting. The unfortunate interpretation is due to the narrow view of the camera which could not record the actions of Councillors Hopkin and Jakubeit. The initial motion, made by the author of the report, was ignored by the mayor who instead followed correct pro-

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Auto grant puts student in driver’s seat Mark Brett

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DaviD NewmaN, right, of Penticton Kia, presents Bryant valverde of Okanagan Falls with a $2,500 education grant from the New Car Dealers Foundation of BC through its bursary program, CarCareerBC.

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University computer science student Bryant Valverde, 19, has aspirations of putting his skills to good use in the automotive industry. Valverde recently received a $2,500 education grant from the New Car Dealers Foundation of BC (NCDABC) through the CarCareerBC program to help him continue his studies. “I really do appreciate this (grant)” he said. “I worked throughout the summer to save up money for rent and food. Now with the money this is not going to be as stressful a year, it’s going to make school a little bit easier knowing the semester is paid for.” What the Okanagan Falls teen is looking at career-wise is not high-end engineering technology or design, but employment at the dealership level. “There’s a lot more to it nowadays, things are a lot more complex,” said Valverde, who is currently in his second year at UBC Okanagan in Kelowna. “The bar has really been raised in the industry, a lot of dealerships have fully automated systems from sales

leads to people walking in the door, everything is computerized now, really high tech. “My interest in the industry is that dealers use different software stuff for inventory and accounting. I like the sales atmosphere and the kind of atmosphere where you have to meet targets.” More than many other industries, the face of the automotive business has changed dramatically from what it used to be only a few short years ago. Those working on vehicles are now technicians instead of mechanics, often using laptops as much as they do wrenches. For the past 12 years Valverde has worked at Skaha Ford and at the Penticton Kia dealership since it opened. He does both detailing jobs and provides some computer and online support. David Newman, who, along with wife Joanna owns Skaha Ford and Penticton Kia, was the one who presented the cheque to his young employee. “It’s our way really to give back to those students in the automotive field and want to have a career in the in-

dustry by giving them some financial help,” said Newman. “Over the years so much has changed and all of our staff are truly professional. “We look for people who have post-secondary school education both in the sales and technical side.” He added as a result of social media and the Internet, customers are much more savvy and already have a very good idea of what they are looking for in a vehicle when they show up at the dealership. NCDFBC president Blair Qualey believes the bursary program is important in generating the interest of future workers in the business. “We need good young people to keep it going and one of the ways the dealers thought we could do that is by providing bursaries or grants to folks that want to do that,” said Qualey. “The young fellow from Okanagan Falls going to UBC Okanagan to take computer sciences loves the automotive sector and he’s jumped in to do that and the dealers want to help people like that and he is really in a good position for the kinds of opportunities that are going to be there.”

everything old is new again Joe Fries

Western News Staff

What’s old is new again, especially when it comes from a novel furniture business in Oliver that’s providing job opportunities for people who appreciate a hand up. Since it opened in June, The Painted Chair has sold dozens of pieces that have been repaired and refinished by adults with developmental disabilities who keep the proceeds from items on which they worked. The concept is known as “upcycling,” explained Bob Braaten, a support worker for one of about a dozen furniture fixers, who are learning all kinds of new skills. “It gives them the opportunity to learn a semi-trade, something that they can market,” said Braaten. “They’re at different levels. Some require a tremendous amount of supervision to do a project, but there are others that can work pretty well by themselves.” The Painted Chair is operated by Hovanes Community Services with funding from Community Living B.C. Its permanent base of operations is a

miKe HOlt, left, and Bob Braaten with one of the upcycled chairs being sold by a non-profit in Oliver that is fixing furniture and helping people help themselves.

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warehouse in Oliver, although the group also ventured out last weekend to the Santa Presents craft show in Penticton. “The popularity is incredible, because people like that old, authentic stuff,” Braaten said. His client, Mike Holt, has so far sold a TV stand, dresser and a few chairs, all of which he completely refinished. “I took woodwork in high school, so I knew how to do some of the

stuff,” said the 28-yearold Holt. The dresser alone earned the Oliver man $50. “It’s helped me get to Vees games and other events,” Holt said. All of the items to be upcycled are donated. Once refinished, they’re fitted with tags that state who worked on them. The Painted Chair warehouse also features used clothing for sale, and is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 5857 Sawmill Road in Oliver.

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Driven to design and fabricate Success of Talon Fabrication puts Rathjen and Lemke into Penticton’s Top 40 Kristi Patton

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Driven. It is simply the best word to describe Peter Rathjen and Clayton Lemke, co-owners of Talon Fabrication Ltd. The pair of 20-somethings, nominated for the Top 40 Under 40, have grown a company during a time when many in their industry were trying to figure out how to survive. “I decided to move to my hometown of Penticton because the costs were cheaper and I would be closer to my family. Then, of course, the housing starts all went and we almost went under,” explained Rathjen. “We diversified into gates, railings and different types of things and we started to get really busy.” Talon Fabrication, located at 118 Industrial Pl., manufactures items for the logging and mining industry, and produces quality, custombuilt metal products such as gates, railings, staircases, fencing, wine industry items, structural steel and other metal work. They do site visits, design, drawings, fabrication, delivery and installation of their products. For Rathjen, the entrepreneurial spirit and his work ethic started at a young age. As a child he said he would set up shop on Eastside Road to sell potpourri, his toys and cherries he had picked. That transferred into his time at Princess Margaret Secondary School and Pen High when he started his own T-shirt company and was thinking of taking over distribution for a major-label skateboard brand, that is, until he found out how much capital was involved and how much clothing is wasted each year. “That is when I started sweeping the floor in a welding shop in Vancouver and said, ‘This is a job I would never do because it is dirty

work.’ Now I have my own company doing it,” said Rathjen. All of this with a smile on his face. “Yeah, most of the time,” he said with a laugh. “I have been lucky to be around a lot of business people that have been very successful. They are amazed I want to sit and talk with them for hours over a beer. “I have sat for many, many hours picking their brains and finding out what mistakes they have made, what drives them and how they cope with daily life,” added Rathjen, who also thanked local businessman Harry Volp for his mentorship. After finishing his apprenticeship in metal fabrication at BCIT, Rathjen was given a shot at an apprenticeship which grew to being a lead hand at a shop in Vancouver. He couldn’t contain his entrepreneurial spirit and started a mobile welding truck on the side. Rathjen would get off of his regular job, then head out in the mobile truck until 10 or 11 p.m. as well as work on the weekends. At 22 he decided he wanted to work for himself and started Talon in 2007. He brought on partner Lemke, who is 25, in 2011. “You can go work for somebody or create something yourself and there has been many times I have said I should just go work for someone else,” said Rathjen “It would be easier, but as you start building the company up and people are dependant on me for work, jobs, and you are seeing a lot of your creations out there you can be proud even if you want to pull your hair out.” It is why Rathjen wanted to build his business in his hometown of Penticton. It is a way he can pay it forward for the apprenticeship opportunity he received by offering apprenticeships to students from his community. For the past five years, Talon has offered work experience and part-

PeTeR RaThjen (RighT) and CLayTon Lemke (left) work in their industrial Place office of Talon Fabrication this week. The pair have grown their business during a time many other companies in the same line of work have struggled.

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time work to high school students. Recently graduated students from Pen High and Maggie have also been offered jobs and metal fabrication apprenticeships with the company. Talon also stays in touch with Okanagan welding teachers to find people to bring under their wing. “A lot of companies don’t want to do apprenticeships because the students have to leave for five weeks out of the year and it costs a lot to train new people,” said Rathjen. “It is easier to hire people that are skilled, but someone did it for me and they didn’t have to. From that I was able to be where I am today. “Even if the people don’t work with us the full apprenticeship I find it makes the market better around here. We get a lot more skilled fabricators.” At peak times they employe eight to 10 people and on any given day Talon Fabrication is working on projects to supply three to four different types of industries. Their work has taken them all over the

province. Custom heavy equipment operators cabs of the forest industry and a hazardous waste disposal grinder/ compactor are two of their very successful manufactured products. Rathjen said they also work with some of the top homebuilders in the Okanagan and have established a reputation for taking on challenging work and being available at any time, which has set them apart. They have also developed a new product line of wine barrel racks that are free standing with rollers for rotating and cleaning that have become popular. Talon is innovative in its designs and that is what keeps them busy and striving to accomplish more. “There is a lot of good days when you finish something and you stand back and can be proud of it. All the workers can see it and the customer is really happy,” said Lemke. “You get all of that working together and the feeling can be addicting.” With so much on their plates, the two businessmen said when they do

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Parrot celebrates 20 years Kristi Patton

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What use to be a smoke-filled perch with a beautiful view of Okanagan Lake has seen a lot of changes in its 20 years. David Prystay, general manager of the Penticton Lakeside Resort, took the single bar on the property called The Leading Edge through a makeover into what is now the Barking Parrot. “It is quite ironic. It went from an old hotel lounge-style bar, as I called it the Losing Edge, where one day they sold one single drink all day for $3.50, to the popular bar we are now that sets records every year,” said Prystay. Part of that success is targeting all age groups and treating the people of Penticton right. In May, the Barking Parrot celebrated its 600th customer appreciation barbecue which have become a Friday tradition for many in the city. The Barking Parrot bar encourages everyone to join them on Saturday to celebrate their 20th anniversary. That is two decades of inviting people to enjoy the

spectacular view on their patio, catch a hockey game on their big screens, a game of pool, or one of the many live bands or community events they host such as fashion shows, comedy acts and more. “That is part of the keys to success, community involvement. We want to bring as much of the community as we can into the bar and introduce them to it. As a business we also want to give back so we do these events,” said Prystay. Gitta Schoenne was hired as the Barking Parrot bar manager shortly after the hotel was bought. She helped turn the lounge into a popular hotspot. “They continue to appreciate the locals and the year-round support but the tourists that come in the summer as well. I can remember having the same tourists coming back year after year and actually asking for me and other staff by name. It is one of the best parts about working here, meeting all the people,” said Schoenne, who plans on being at the festivities on Saturday. “I still come down all

the time and it is still like being with family.” Jamie Moore, a bar porter when Schoenne started, worked his way up to the Barking Parrot manager and now manager of the Hooded Merganser. “Being that’s the business I am in, this is the place to do it. It has consistently been a hotspot in town and most of that is because of David’s (Prystay) marketing abilities,” said Moore. The Barking Parrot will have no cover charge on Saturday for the 20th anniversary celebration, drink specials and the popular Joe’s Garage (house band at the Roxy Nightclub in Vancouver) will hit the stage at 9 p.m. “People always call us asking when they are coming in next, so to have them here for the 20th anniversary is great,” said Brandon Legault, who recently was promoted to the manager of the Parrot. “We will have our barbecue going to treat everyone, and we just really want to treat everyone to a good night and show our appreciation.”

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Their love for the piano brought them together, and two decades later Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann are still inspiring audiences. The married couple, who perform as the Bergmann Duo are bringing their dynamic and energetic performance to the Cleland Theatre this Saturday as part of the Penticton Community Concert Series and play at the Oliver Alliance Church the day prior as part of the South Okanagan Concert Society. This is part of a 13-community tour the couple are doing across B.C. “The playing is the fun part, it’s the travel and wondering how the weather is going to be that is the hard part,” said Elizabeth. Especially when your travelling companion is a gold-leaf Fazioli grand piano. This handcrafted piano is made in Sacile, Italy which produces only 100120 of the instruments a year. “The Fazioli is one of the top instruments I have played on absolutely. We were just talking about this while we have been touring and it is holding its tuning all the way, it’s quite unbelievable,” said Elizabeth.

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The piano, along with a Grotrian, is moved to each venue with as much leeway time as possible to allow the instruments to acclimatize. Both are supplied by Showcase Pianos of Vancouver. “It is important that they get into the next venue as soon as possible because the temperature fluctuation is really what puts the pianos out of tune. The instruments are made of wood so they are living, moving creatures. We come in as close to the concert as possible to tweak the

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Bergmanns have re-established an old tradition that will be as successful today as it was in the past century.” The couple have performed in recital and with orchestras across North American and Europe. They have several recordings to their credit as well as being frequent featured artists on CBC. Marcel is an accomplished composer himself and arranged much of the music. “The whole second half to the show, with the exception of one piece, was all original arrangements by Marcel. With all the textures and all the stuff that is going on they all work so well with two pianos. Because he is a composer it gives us so much versatility,” said Elizabeth. The Bergmann duo take the stage at the Cleland Theatre on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 ($5 for students) and available at the Shatford Centre or at the door on concert night. The concert on Friday takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the Oliver Alliance Church and is $20, students 17 and under are free. A master class at the same venue the morning following the concert from 8:30 a.m. to noon for senior piano students. For more information contact 250-495-6487.

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Being put to the test will only help the Pen High Lakers senior girls volleyball team down the stretch. At least that’s what Lakers coach Robert Gunning hopes for with the Okanagan Valley championship on Nov. 16 and the Lakers hosting the AAAA provincial championship starting Nov. 28. The Lakers returned from Coquitlam where they went 1-4 to finish ninth in the Riverside Secondary School Rapids tournament last weekend. Gunning watched as his team lost to No. 1 ranked South Delta, Pinetree Secondary, Kelowna Secondary and Pacific Academy. The highlight, said Gunning, was defeating No. 4 ranked Earl Marriott, who finished third. “It is always a very difficult tournament. A lot of matches in a short time and always playing very tough opposition,” said Gunning. “After going to the tournament, we know we can play with some of the province’s best teams, we just have to be a little more consistent and play every point a little tougher.” Earlier in the season Gunning said for the school to host provincials is great. Not just for the school, but the community. “It’s a fabulous opportunity,” he said of having 16 teams, about 200 players and 35 coaches as well as parents. “We’re really excited about it. It’s a great opportunity for our kids.” For the Grade 12s, he said it’s a fabulous way to

end a career regardless of the result. Kaylie Loewen is one of the graduates Gunning refers to. She said it’s a huge honor and is excited. She has been to provincials before in Grade 10 with a club team. “We just want to put on a good show for everyone who has put in time and effort for us,” said Loewen. “I think this team has what it takes. We just have to buckle down and push hard. It is our home tournament so we need to show what we’re made of.” Loewen added that having the home crowd behind them will be a huge boost. “It should be great and hopefully the city will embrace it and that will be awesome,” said Gunning. In assembling the squad, Gunning didn’t make it tougher for students to earn a spot than usual. There was no added pressure on players. Gunning said by hosting provincials, it makes the season easier for the players. “All that matters is that we’re playing well at the end of November,” he said. “We don’t have to qualify. All these matches during the season are just building blocks. I like our chances. We can play with a lot of teams out here. We’re excited about that opportunity.” The Lakers wrap up league play Wednesday when they travel to Rutland Secondary to face the Voodoo. “It will be nice to get a little time off next weekend to recharge for the valleys, and provincials,” said Gunning.

Short-handed Lakers finish fourth Western News Staff

The Pen High Lakers girls field hockey team finished fourth in the AAA Okanagan Valley. Playing with 11 players and no substitutes due to injuries, the

Lakers lost to the Mt. Boucherie Bears 1-0. The Bears’ goal was scored on a partial breakaway in the first half. Despite their strong efforts to apply pressure, the Lakers weren’t able to solve the Bears goaltender. The Lakers opened the semi-

final round against the Kelowna Secondary School Owls and looked strong to coach Shaun Johnston. The Owls scored first, but Anje Grakul countered for the Lakers. Trailing the Owls 2-1 at the half, the Lakers lost 5-1.

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Sweet victory in final game


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Dan Chetner, coach of Penticton’s under-14 field lacrosse team, is thrilled with a thirdplace finish in the Interior Youth Field Lacrosse League. Penticton defeated Kamloops 16-14 in the bronze medal game of the IYFLL playoffs in Kelowna. “I think it was a fantastic result for our team,” said Chetner. “We struggled to produce wins all season long. Mostly because the majority of our players are first year in the age group.” Chetner said earning the victory over Kamloops was a solid finish. It’s one he said his players should feel proud of. From the start of the season, he saw improvement in the group. “I think we actually have more potential than we’re showing.” Penticton opened the playoffs with a 15-7 loss against Kelowna. The game was tied 5-5 until Kelowna ran away with it in the second half. Chetner felt his group gave them a good game. “I think they felt pretty good,” he said

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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Georgia Hurry of the Pen High Lakers senior girls volleyball team said she performed well during a tournament hosted by Coquitlam’s Riverside Secondary Rapids. Hurry said they played well as a team finishing ninth against some of B.C’s best. “It was good to be exposed to good teams,” said Hurry, who added that it pushed them to improve their passing. Hurry’s goal for the rest of the season is to improve her overall skills.

KALE LAWRENCE of Penticton’s under-14 team whips around a Kamloops defender during the Interior Youth Field Lacrosse League playoffs. Penticton won 16-14 to take the bronze medal match.

following the loss to Kelowna. “I think that all year long we have talked about being reasonable in our expectations. That didn’t

include expecting to go out and win a whole bunch of games. We focused on trying to improve as a team.” Penticton will play


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Lakers take five in Lake Country

The Pen High Lakers senior boys volleyball team finished fifth out of 16 teams in a tournament hosted by the George Elliott Secondary Wolves in Lake Country. Standing out to Lakers coach Paul Mend was his players taking Mt. Boucherie, ranked fourth in the AAA standings as of Nov. 5, to five sets in the quarter-finals. “We won a very tight one with Maggie (ranked sixth in the AA standings) and then beat Okanagan Mission Huskies,” said Mend, adding his players just need to be more



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looking forward to just having some fun at the two tournaments,” said Chetner. “Certainly like to play well.”


consistent and serve tougher. The Lakers, who are beginning to play with more consistency, wrap up league play Wednesday against the NorKam Saints in Kamloops, then will be in Okanagan Valley championship Nov. 16 at Mt. Boucherie. The top three ranked teams in the AAA standings are Kelowna Secondary, Earl Marriot and Steveston London, respectively. The Lakers are ranked sixth. Penticton’s Peaches Lingerie midget female Vees doubled up Chase 4-2 on Nov. 2 in Chase. Scoring for the Vees were Katie Huston, Lena Madevon, Zoe Konanz and Sydney Garnett and assists by Kaitlin Black and Zoe Konanz. Sylvia Barnett played goal. Scoring for Chase was Cheyanne McNabb and Lindsay Eustache. On Sunday, the Vees were in Kamloops and won 7-1. Garnett, Maggie Robinson, Katherine Huston, Black, Sydney Sandrelli, Amy Main and Haley Lund led the Vees offensively. Katy Thorne was the lone Kamloops scorer. The Sherwood Trophies pee wee Tier 2 junior Vees hosted Kelowna and lost 3-2 on Nov. 2. The Vees trailed 3-0 and received goals from Carson Shortreed and Cam Davie in the third. Assists went to Bevis Chou and Nolan Walton.


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When Patrick Sexton visited Penticton to watch his brother Ben play for the Vees in 200910, he was impressed. “I was in awe of just the fact that this was a junior A team,” said Sexton, who was 15 at the time. “Just the way they played and handled themselves at the rink. The fans, the way the town supports this team. It was just outstanding.” Sexton wants to follow in the footsteps of Ben, who has enjoyed a successful career that includes being the captain of the Clarkson University Golden Knights and being drafted by the Boston Bruins in 2009. When the younger Sexton’s final season ended with the Smiths Falls Bears (Smiths Falls, Ont.) last year, he took time to think about what he wanted to do. Coming to the BCHL entered his mind, as did joining the USHL. Then he sat down with Ben, who pushed for him to try to come to Penticton. Sexton likes the way coach-GM Fred Harbinson handles himself. “He has a great reputation of winning, moving players onto the next level, the two things I want to do most,” said Sexton, who in his final season with the Bears scored 10 goals and added 26 assists in 62 games. “I’m going to do anything I can to help this team win.” Sexton said his brother felt he would have a great experience playing for the Vees and living in Penticton. So far he hasn’t been disappointed. “I love everything here. The guys are all great.

It’s a tight-knit dressing room. We all work hard together,” he said. “We hang out. The hockey is going well, we have a great record. We are ranked in the top 20 in Canada (the Vees went from 14th to 18th).” Having a weekend off from BCHL play, some of the Vees took advantage of the time to go Patrick Sexton away as they posted Twitter messages about their trips to Vancouver and Calgary, or just stayed in Penticton. Sexton said the group goes to movies as a team and has played baseball. “Just fun stuff where everybody can be a part of it,” said Sexton, who can be followed on Twitter at @ PSexton94. Vees notes: Defenceman Brett Beauvais and Alexandre Coulombe were named to the Team West roster, which is coached by Merritt Centennials bench boss Luke Pierce, for the Canadian Junior Hockey League Prospects game in Digby and Yarmouth, N.S. Nov. 8 and 9. The CJHL website shows that both Vees players are unavailable to attend. Vees radio broadcaster Fraser Rodgers posted on Twitter about defenceman Blake Butzow’s return from meningitis on Monday after missing 17 games. “Great to see @BlakeButzow on the ice with the team; been a long time coming. Can’t wait to see him in a Vees jersey,” wrote Rodgers.

Penticton Western News Wednesday, November 6, 2013

By The Numbers BCHL


Eddie Mountain Division

Interior Division (as of Nov.6) GP W L T Otl W.Kelowna 19 12 5 0 2 Vernon 21 10 6 1 4 Merritt 22 12 9 1 0 Penticton 17 11 4 1 1 Salmon Arm 20 10 8 1 1 Trail 22 5 14 2 1

Pts 26 25 25 24 22 13

Island Division GP Powell River 18 Victoria 20 Nanaimo 20 Cowichan V. 21 Alberni Valley 22

W 14 11 10 10 5

L 3 6 9 10 14

T 0 2 0 0 2

Otl 1 1 1 1 1

Pts 29 25 21 21 13

Mainland Division GP W Langley 20 13 Prince George 21 11 Coquitlam 19 8 Surrey 20 8 Chilliwack 20 4

L 5 7 9 11 13

T 1 1 0 1 1

Otl 1 2 2 0 2

Pts 28 25 18 17 11

GP G A PTS Landon Smith, SA 20 13 17 30 Ge. Fitzgerald, Vic 20 14 13 27 A. Rockwood, Coq 18 4 23 27 Mitch McLain, Lan 20 9 17 26 Alex Gillies, SA 16 16 8 24 M. Blacklock, Ver 17 15 9 24 Corey Mackin, Coq 18 12 12 24 M. Fitzgerald, Vic 20 8 16 24 Ryan Scarfo, PR 18 11 12 23 Tryg Strand, AV 22 10 13 23 Hunter Stewart, AV 22 7 16 23 Brett Mulcahy, Sur 20 14 8 22 R. Rosenthal, Coq 18 12 10 22 Scott Patterson, Mer 22 12 10 22 Jason Cotton, W.K 14 9 13 22 M. McNicholas, Ver 21 8 14 22 Brad McClure, Pen 17 10 11 21 Evan Anderson, SA 20 10 11 21

PIM 8 16 4 34 12 6 2 16 20 8 10 4 2 12 8 10 6 10

Hunter Miska, Pen Olivier Mantha, Pen Jeff Smith, PR Jonah Imoo, PR B. Crossthwaite, Lan Andy Desautels, W.K Jesse Jenks, PG Steve Myland, Lan


9 8 8 11 9 17 8 10

5 6 7 7 6 11 4 5

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 Chris Rygus 17 1 Jack Ramsey 16 1 Matt Serratore 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 Hunter Miska, Pen Olivier Mantha, Pen

31 20 10 30 20 50 31 21

A 11 14 6 7 7 9 8 4 5 4 5 4 3 4 1 2 1 0 0 0

2.02 2.10 2.12 2.26 2.32 2.46 2.46 2.50

.926 .917 .926 .918 .908 .908 .921 .912

PTS PIM 21 6 17 12 15 4 14 6 14 4 13 16 11 12 8 10 7 10 6 0 6 18 5 8 4 10 4 12 2 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

L 6 6 8 9 11

T 0 0 1 3 0

Otl 0 1 0 2 2

Pts 22 19 19 17 14

Neil Murdoch Division GP W L Nelson 17 15 0 Beaver Valley 18 11 5 Castlegar 20 10 7 Grand Forks 16 6 7 Spokane 18 4 11

T 1 1 0 2 0

Otl 1 1 3 1 3

Pts 32 24 23 15 11

T 0 0 0 0 0

Otl 0 3 2 2 2

Pts 26 21 20 18 14

Doug Birks Division Kamloops 100 M.H. Chase Sicamous Revelstoke

GP W 18 13 20 9 18 9 19 8 19 6

L 5 8 7 9 11

League Leaders

League Leaders

Goalie Leaders

GP W Creston Valley 17 11 Fernie 16 9 Kimberley 18 9 Columbia V. 20 6 Golden 19 6

GP W 19 14 19 11 18 8 18 7 17 6

L 4 8 9 10 10

T 0 0 0 0 0

Otl 1 0 1 1 1

Pts 29 22 17 15 13

GP G Nick Josephs, Kel 17 24 Jamie Vlanich, Nel 15 12 Travis Wellman, Nel 17 25 Jagger Bowles, Kel 19 14 Devon Hascarl, Rev 19 14 B. Formosa, CV 17 13 Jackson Purvis, GF 16 13 Ryan Edwards, BV 18 11 Jesse Collins, CV 17 9 J. Rasmussen, Kam 18 12 Trevor Hanna, CV 17 17 Brock Balson, Kam 17 11 Dan Buchanan, Kam18 8

A PTS 20 44 25 37 11 36 19 33 19 33 20 33 17 30 19 30 21 30 17 29 11 28 17 28 20 28

A. Azevedo, Oso 19 11 16 27 Colin Chmelka, Oso 16 10 17 27

Alec Wilkinson, Nel 17 Troy Maclise, Oso 17 C. Beauchemin, Gol 19 Bob Kashuba, Kam 18 Connor Venne, Cha 17 League Goalie Leaders GP Brad Rebagliati, Nel 3 Tyler Moffatt, Nel 11 Mitch Profeit, NO 9 C. DeMelo, Kel 12 Kris Joyce, Sic 10 Brett Huber, Sum 13 N. Warren, 100 MH 11 P. Logan-Hill, Fer 11 T. Brouwer, Kim 6 Dom Stadnyk, GF 9

6 11 13 8 6

20 13 10 15 17

W LT 3 00 10 1 0 4 20 9 30 6 30 5 70 4 60 6 40 3 21 5 31

Steam scoring leaders GP G Josh DaCosta 18 5 Paulsen Lautard 16 8 Daylan Robertson 17 5 Kienan Scott 11 3 Jordan Boultbee 15 3 Olli Dickson 15 3 Easton Bodeux 17 3 Braden Saretsky 16 1 Reid Brown 13 6 Cooper Holick 17 5 Ryan Donaldson 12 6 Kendell Wilson 18 2 Michael Winnitoy 17 1 Rylan Sideroff 18 2 Shane Bennett 8 1 Alex Williams 18 1 Sam Nigg 8 1 Piers Egan 16 0 Alex Fraser 10 1 Nelson Hurry 12 0 Gordon Walters 4 0

26 24 23 23 23

PIM 10 45 12 20 4 48 10 6 4 14 31 17 46 8 20

10 12 12 6 4

GAA 1.67 2.13 2.44 2.55 2.55 2.57 2.67 2.74 2.76 2.78

SV% .940 3.921 .919 .928 .942 .928 .931 .918 .898 .923

A PTS 11 16 6 14 8 13 10 13 8 11 8 11 7 10 9 10 3 9 3 8 1 7 3 5 4 5 2 4 3 4 2 3 2 3 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0

PIM 16 8 6 8 46 42 14 12 2 29 30 39 24 13 6 10 2 4 2 15 0

Steam goalies Brett Huber Darren Hogg

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

Representative Standings, Nov. 6 Midget Tier 2 Male Team W L T GF GA G. Vernon 1 0 0 4 3 West Kelowna 6 1 0 33 20 Kelowna 4 1 0 27 10 Greater Trail 3 2 0 19 17 Salmon Arm 2 5 0 27 34 Kamloops 1 4 0 11 23 Penticton 0 4 0 14 28

Pts 2 12 8 6 4 2 0

Bantam Tier 1 Male Team W Kamloops 5 Kelowna 4 G. Vernon 2 Prince George 1 POE 0 OHA 0

L 0 1 1 2 3 5

T GF GA 1 43 2 0 35 8 0 8 7 1 7 11 0 1 23 0 3 46

Pts 11 8 4 3 0 0

Bantam Tier 2 Male Team W Penticton 6 Kamloops 5 West Kelowna 5 Kelowna 2 Greater Trail 2 Salmon Arm 0 G. Vernon 0

L 0 2 2 2 6 5 3

T GF GA 0 36 7 0 32 25 0 22 9 1 14 17 0 25 38 1 15 33 0 1 16

Pts 12 10 10 5 4 1 0

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

L 1 1 2 2 2 4 3

T GF GA 0 15 10 0 21 12 0 18 11 1 12 13 0 9 15 0 9 16 1 10 17

Pts 6 6 6 5 2 4 3

Peewee Tier 2 Male Team W Kelowna 5 Salmon Arm 3 Penticton 2 G. Vernon 1 West Kelowna 2 Greater Trail 1 Winfield 1 Kamloops 1

L 0 1 1 1 2 4 3 4

T GF GA 0 32 12 1 18 10 1 12 9 0 5 16 0 17 12 1 11 18 0 13 20 1 19 30

Pts 10 7 5 2 4 3 2 3

Peewee Tier 3 Male Team W Merritt 3 South Okanagan 4 Kelowna 3 West Kelowna 2 Penticton 2 Kamloops 0 Salmon Arm 0

L 0 0 0 2 3 4 5

T GF GA 0 13 3 1 39 12 1 14 5 1 25 29 0 11 30 1 8 16 0 12 27

Pts 6 9 7 5 4 1 0

Recreation League Standings Atom Dev Koteles Conf/Berg/Fisher Div Team W L T GF GA Pts Kamloops 4 0 0 31 8 8 Kamloops 3 1 0 13 11 6 G. Vernon 2 1 0 21 10 4 Kelowna 2 2 0 14 18 4 31 West Kelowna 0 3 0 6 29 0 Kelowna 0 2 0 3 8 0 Penticton 0 2 0 7 11 0 Atom Dev Michie Conf/Adolphe Div Team W L T GF GA Salmon Arm 2 3 0 0 16 10 Summerland 4 0 0 21 7 North Okanagan 2 0 2 27 10 West Kelowna 2 1 0 7 4 South Okanagan 1 1 0 8 10 Merritt 1 1 2 18 9 Penticton 2 1 2 0 14 10 G. Vernon 2 0 2 1 10 20 Kamloops 0 3 1 20 42 Kelowna 4 0 4 0 7 26 South Central , Atom Rec Team W L T GF GA Summerland 1 4 0 0 39 12 Penticton 3 3 0 2 24 10 Penticton 2 3 1 1 44 33 Penticton 4 2 1 0 14 12 West Kelowna 3 2 1 0 17 9 Penticton 1 2 1 1 31 19

Pts 6 8 6 4 2 4 2 1 1 0

Pts 8 8 7 4 4 5


sports Summerland 2 West Kelowna 1 Princeton 2 West Kelowna 2 S. Okanagan 1 West Kelowna 4

2 1 4 1 0 0

1 2 0 3 4 4

1 1 23 0 0 0

19 16 35 12 11 9

17 5 20 3 4 6 19 2 43 0 30 0


South Central , Peewee Rec Team W L T GF GA Princeton 6 0 0 44 9 West Kelowna 5 2 0 43 14 West Kelowna 4 2 0 35 19 Penticton 1 4 2 0 24 19 West Kelowna 4 4 2 0 31 16 West Kelowna 3 3 3 0 30 15 Penticton 2 2 4 0 30 41 Summerland 1 0 6 0 9 40 South Okanagan 1 0 7 0 14 87

Pts 12 10 8 8 8 6 4 0 0

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South Central , Bantam Rec Team W L T Penticton 3 6 0 0 Summerland 1 5 0 1 Penticton 1 4 0 2 West Kelowna 1 3 1 0 West Kelowna 2 6 2 0 Kelowna 2 3 2 0 Kelowna 1 2 2 1 Penticton 2 2 2 1 Kelowna 5 3 3 1 Kelowna 8 2 2 0 Kelowna 6 1 3 2 West Kelowna 3 1 4 1 Kelowna 4 1 4 1 Kelowna 7 1 5 1 Kelowna 3 0 3 1 S. Okanagan 1 0 7 0

GA 4 13 20 14 29 22 18 22 28 17 24 25 53 36 19 59

Pts 12 11 10 6 12 6 5 5 7 4 4 3 3 3 1 0


South Central , Midget Rec Team W L T GF GA Kelowna 8 4 0 1 27 11 Kelowna 6 4 0 1 31 15 Kelowna 2 3 0 1 16 6 Penticton 1 6 1 0 40 17 Kelowna 1 3 1 1 28 15 Kelowna 3 3 2 0 28 18 Penticton 2 3 2 0 17 17 West Kelowna 3 3 2 0 18 15 Kelowna 5 4 3 0 22 24 West Kelowna 1 2 2 0 20 13 West Kelowna 2 2 3 0 22 22 Kelowna 7 2 4 0 17 18 Penticton 3 2 5 0 26 37 South Okanagan 1 0 5 1 10 45 Summerland 1 0 6 1 10 40 Kelowna 4 0 5 0 9 28

Pts 9 9 7 12 7 6 6 6 8 4 4 4 4 1 1 0

Female Midget Rec Team W Penticton 6 Chase 2 Kamloops 2 Kelowna 0

L 0 3 4 3

T GF GA 0 33 11 0 12 15 0 20 33 0 4 10

Pts 12 4 4 0

Peewee Female Rec Team W Merritt 4 Penticton 5 Kelowna 1 4 Kelowna 2 1 Chase 1 Kamloops 1 Lillooet 0 Th. Cariboo 0

L 0 1 1 3 3 5 2 1

T GF GA 0 14 3 1 32 10 1 44 14 1 11 11 0 2 31 0 20 40 1 2 14 0 5 7

Pts 8 11 9 3 2 2 1 0

GF 38 40 32 23 48 36 13 22 26 16 22 12 34 20 8 13

Dart Association Week 7 Nov. 5 Rnk Team Mon Pts 1 Smokin Aces 6 2 Clancey’s Snipers 6 3 Anaf Wreckers 4 4 Best D.S. BAR 1 5 5 Barley Mill Dart Bags 6 6 The Elks Factors 7 7 Anaf Vixens 2 7 Elks Avengers 3 9 Anaf Hand Grenades 7 10 Elks Kodiaks 4 11 Clancey’s Arrows 5 11 Clancey’s Crushers 5 13 Legion Dreggers 1 13 Legion DDT 2 15 OK Falls Legion 1 16 Anaf A and H 0 17 Eagle Eye 3 18 Elks Bullits 1 19 Eagle Flytes 2 20 Elks Points 0

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Kraze Legs Winery cat Henry is the cover shot for The Cat’s Pajamas 2014 B.C. winery cat calendar. The calendar is available at several wineries and the Penticton and Wine Country Visitor information Centre with partial proceeds going to Critteraid. Below, a full look of the cat calendar.

Photo courtesy of sue Thygesen

Cat calendar purr-fect fit for wineries Kristi Patton

Western News Staff

Sue Thygesen didn’t want any feelings of contempt in her family, especially when it comes to her fur-babies. So when Maggie, a Great Pyrenees, got a cherished spot in the popular annual winery dogs calendar she only thought it was fair that Henry the Kraze Legz vineyard and winery cat had his own place to shine. The Cat’s Pajamas 2014 B.C. winery cat calendar was born. “We got thinking about it and Henry is always hanging around the tasting room and greeting people just like our dog does. I have had pictures of him in our

tasting room and comments about them. So we thought we should do a cat calendar because there is a lot of wineries that have cats. It was Henry’s turn,” said Thygesen.



Henry, who is about nine years old, got the front page treatment. He is perched on a post with wide eyes at the end of a long row of grapes at Kraze Legz vineyard in Kaleden.


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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


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“It’s funny because that picture I was out taking photos of the vineyard and it all happened perfectly. He ran up the post and sat down, then some birds flew over so he has kind of a goofy look on his face,” said Thygesen. Henry was an SPCA shelter cat that was chosen to join the Thygesen family by Sue’s daughters. She knew he had a special quality about him and not just because he shared the same name as Sue’s father. “He is quite popular with people that come in here and a lot of people now ask to see him. I used to train horses and Henry acted quite a bit like a dog so I wondered if I could train him to

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do some tricks. He will high-five, sit and roll over and people love to come in and see him,” said Thygesen. There are 10 winery cats featured in the calendar. Partial proceeds are going to Critteraid, so one of their cats, Bella, is featured. During the making of the calendar, Bella found a loving home. Thygesen also put a call out for the public to submit their favourite photos of their cats and included them in a collage. The calendars have become a hot item at the wineries they are selling at. “Now I have a bunch of other wineries say they want their cat included next time. I definitely think I will do another one. I have had people come all the way to our tasting room just to purchase one. Cat people are pretty dedicated and everyone seems to like it so I think it will become an annual thing,” said Thygesen. Work on the 2015 version will start soon. Thygesen said she will be sending an email out to all the wineries soon and be asking for submissions on the Kraze Legz Facebook page and website. The 2014 calendar is selling at different wineries and tasting rooms around the Okanagan, some feed and tack stores and the Penticton and Wine Country Visitor Information Centre for $15.95.

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It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Milford (Bill) (Gramps) Louis Thiel on November 02, 2013 in Vernon, BC. Bill was born June 06, 1925 in Zurich, Ontario. In 1951 he married the love of his life Doreen. In 1953 they moved to BC and lived in several communiƟes, one of the communiƟes was WenƟcƟon for 30 years. Bill drove trucŬ for a living. He was a member of the Vintage Car Club of Canada for many years and he was a family man who loved spending Ɵme with his family. Bill is survived by His daughters; Linda (Lyle) Nicholls of Vernon, BC, Debra McGibney of WenƟcƟon, BC, Melody (nthony) tise of Duncan, BC, his son John (Peggy-Lynn) Thiel of Leduc, B, 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Bill was predeceased by his wife Doreen in 2006, he was also the last of his family being predeceased by his parents and siblings.  private family gathering will be held later this month to lay Bill to rest. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s on-line obituary @ www.MylternaƟ . rrangements entrusted to LTZNTIV^ &hNZL Θ CZMTION ^ZVIC^ Π Vernon 250-55ϴ-0ϴ66 Θ rmstrong 250-5ϰ6-ϳ23ϳ

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QUAD L Enterprises Ltd. is a Vegetation Maintenance company in Alberta and British Columbia and they are looking for: CUA’s - Certified Utility Arborist’s CA’s - Certified Arborist’s UTT’s - Utility Tree Trimmer’s UTW’s - Utility Tree Worker’s Labourers Work locations throughout Alberta and British Columbia We offer: Competitive compensation Company benefits Excellent Health and Safety Program Please submit resumes with drivers absract to: Fax: (780) 532-1250

Childcare LIVE IN CAREGIVER Our family requires an energetic, caring, full-time, live-in Nanny to help care for 2 children (4 year old active boy and 13 year old girl) in a private home. Duties include: supervised care for children, transport when req., prepare meals & general housekeeping. You should have min. of 6 months care-giver training course or exp. in a similar role & a high school or equivalent education plus a valid Driver’s License. $10.25/hr, 5 days/week, 8 hrs/day, send resume to:

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Gravel Truck Driver required for out of town full or part time. Must have valid Class 1 lic., & current safety tickets. 250-550-6208 Email

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.

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Help Wanted DO YOU LIKE TO WORK HARD AND HAVE FUN? The City of Penticton requires Ice Patrollers with excellent customer service, strong skating ability and current First Aid. Email your resume and cover letter to no later than Fri., Nov 8/13.

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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:

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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 2bdrm apartment, avail. Dec. 1, 50+ bldg., close to downtown, ns, np, ask about incentives, $895/mo., 250-490-9159 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 grnd. fl. corner unit condo facing garden, open living room/kitchen concept w/huge deck that continues on to common area, huge park/garden willow tree setting footsteps from sliding patio door, BBQ allowed secure video surveillanced u/g parking & elevator, gas f/p, w/d/dw/f/s, a/c in living room & master, master bdrm has walk in closet & full bath, walking distance to mall & amenities, Large In suite laundry (may be used as den) photos upon request, Avail. Dec. 1, $900, 250-809-4468 $875, large clean 2br character apt., lakeview, oak floors, on bus route, np, ns, quiet resp. person, 250-770-0536 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, ,

Quiet 1234sqft, 2bdrm 1 level, 1.5ba, 6appl., 19+, np, ns, 200sqft closed deck, 5 min walk to Skaha, close to Walmart, avail. Dec. 1, $1100, (250)493-1646 Georgia TRYING hard to clean up building. Looking for clean, quiet tenants. N/P, laundry, util not incl. DT Pen. Bach $525, 1bdrs $675 & $700, 2bdr $775. Dmg required. Call Trishia 250-493-5193. 21




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1bdrm basement suite, ns, np, $650 (incl. util), no laundry, avail. Nov. 1, 250-492-0556 A must see! 2bdrm suite, immaculate, spacious & bright, with view, close to Walmart, avail. immed., $1000+ 1/2 util., 250-462-2472 Bsmnt, furn., bach. suite for working, neat, active, trustworthy Christian person, crim rec. check, N/S, N/D, able to look after yard, $600 incl. everything. Cent location, 250-4933835 HIGHLAND motel suites avail now, no pets. 1140 Burnaby Ave 250-809-1253, 250-4882206 Spacious 1bdrm furnished suite, West Bench $700 incl. util., w/d, TV, wireless internet and all linens, gated parking, n/s, single person preferred, call 250-490-3442 Summerland Large 2 bdrm bsmt suite. Recent reno, lg windows, W/D, new F/S, walk to downtown. NP, NS. $700/mo + util. Call (new number) 403-235-5507.


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1 & 2 bdrm, newly reno’d suites. Secured access, util incl, near hospital, bus route and close to all amenities, n/p, n/s 250-938-3626 1bdrm unit, parking avail. great location, $700 heat/cable incl. n/s, cat ok w/deposit, 250-488-7902


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.

Legal Notices NOTICE OF SALE Property Stored by Advantage Mini Storage, the following will be Sold by bid starting Nov. 8, 2013 and closing on Nov. 13, 2013. Units can be viewed and bids to be placed online at Owner of goods to be sold: Larry Eleniak - Unit #320 Unit Size 10 x15 Household Items Larry Eleniak - Unite #401 Unit Size 10 x 15 Tools, shelving units and mechanical items. Paul Kooistra - Unit #467 Unit Size 5 x10 Household Items Ben Stewart - Unit #588 Unit Size 5 x 5 Household Items Jamie-Lynn Thompson - Unit #642 Unit Size 10 x 15 Household Items

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Realty EXECUTIVES executives REALTY vantage VANTAGE $725

Top floor 2 bdrm walk up, quiet building, fridge, stove, coinop laundry, extra storage. Avail. NOW (SHM 301)


2nd floor 2 bdrm apt at Skaha Pl. large balcony, f,s, coin-op laundry, elevator, no pets, no smoking. Min 6 month lease. Avail. Dec. 1 (A 323) 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. Jan – end of May or June 2014, 4 bdrm, 2.5 bth, single garage, 1.2 duplex, near rec centre, SOEC and beach, no pets, no smoking. (OT600)

Duplex / 4 Plex

houses: HOUSES:

Large 4bdrm, 2bath, open concept kitchen, living rm w/vaulted ceilings, 1 den, laundry rm, garage, on bus route, near H & shopping, ns, np, $1300, 250-488-8121

$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. NOW (OT597)

Mobile Homes & Pads

Fully furnished, 2bdrm, cozy, well-decorated, DT, ns, np, avail. Oct. 20-April 15, mature single or couple preferred, $1250/mo., 250-770-8020

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***


PRIME Commercial Space: 2300sqft. in busy Apple Plaza, ample parking. Call Barb 250492-6319

2bdrm house, $800/mo., w/d/f/s, avail. Dec. 1, 250-4602499

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1000sqft of Industrial/Commercial/Retail Space for lease compounded yard & overhead door. Warren Ave. 250-765-3295

Homes for Rent

2006 Chev HHR 2wd LT, awesome, excel. cond., auto, 157,481kms, 4-dr, fuel econ mpg 40, cross-over SUV, equip. for dinghy towing, $7000, 250-493-3835


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MOBILE $600/mo Olalla 1/2 hr south from Penticton 2 bdrm w/d s/f NS Private lot lrg fenced yd 250-499-9703

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Suites, Lower 1bd daylight basement, close to Wiltse Elem. Sch., N/S, N/P, prefer mature resp. person, ref’s req., $650 incl. util., avail. immed., 250-493-5630


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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

Cars - Domestic 2004 Buick Rendezvous CXL, Luxury, spotless, auto, 7 pass, 149,428 kms, extra winter tires, too much to list, $8500, (250)493-3835

Recreational/Sale 1999 Allegro Bay 32ft Class A Motorhome, 71,900kms, slideouts, back up camera, stabilizers, micro, Tritan motor, $30,950 obo (250)493-2581

$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)

When you’re looking for that special item, look in the classifieds first.

townhouses: TOWNHOUSES: $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. NOW (Th495) Prospective tenants must complete an application form at:

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Penticton Western News Wednesday, November 6, 2013

calendar Wednesday November 6

Mauve Friday is Coming. Black Friday will never be the same.

Mauve Friday is Coming. Black Friday will never be the same.

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 are your interested in helping seniors in the community? Come to the Better at Home Information Session every Wednesday this month at 3 p.m., 330 Ellis St. or call 250-487-3376. 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

Supportive, independent Living for SeniorS in penticton Enjoy our home style cooking every day!

Eight-yEar-old Zach lowE (not his real nose or mustache) crawls through one of the pieces of tunnel equipment at the recent oSNS child development centre open house recently. the centre is currently gearing up for the 34th Shaw Share a Smile telethon Sunday, Nov. 24 from noon to 5 p.m.

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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 wel-

come. Workshops available. Contact Mary at 250-494-5851 for info. the order of St. Luke meets on the first and third Wednesdays in St. Saviours’ Church at noon for healing prayer. the naraMata sCottish Country Dance Club has classes at 7 p.m. Please

bring soft-soled shoes to wear for dancing. For more information call Davina at 250-4871272. Classes are held Wednesdays through April from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Shatford Centre. Neither Scottish background nor a partner is required. All welcome.


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BereaveMent the resourCe Centre at 626 Martin St. hosts weekly drop-in grief support sessions Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. For more information on other available programs or support in the loss of a pet, please call 250-490-1107. foster Care info sessions every Wednesday at 10 a.m. at MCFD Resource Office. For info call Moe at 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 250-770-1018. seniors’ reCreation and Wellness Centre at 439 Winnipeg St. hosts euchre every Wednesday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Call Betty at 250-4900468 for more information. anavets has huMP Day with dinner by Stu at 5:30 p.m. and music by Buzz Byer at 6:30 p.m.

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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. oliver double o Quilters have drop-in activities Wednesdays.


November 7 blood donation CliniC at the South Main Drop-In Centre from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. the south oKanagan and Similkameen MS Society hosts a support group the first Thursday of each month, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the MS Office at 3373 Skaha Lake Rd. Those with MS, their family, friends, and caregivers are welcome to attend. For more information, please call Sherry at 250-493-6564 or e-mail pentiCton Fly Fishers meet the first Thursday each month at 216 Hastings St. at 7 p.m. They welcome new individuals and family memberships. For more info, visit

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. 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. 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 oKanagan 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 basement 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.


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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. 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.


November 8 s outh o Kanagan ConCert Society presents Two Grands, Four Hands: the Bergmann Piano Duo. From Brahms to Brubeck, Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann create a unique and eclectic program. Concert is at 7:30 p.m. at the Oliver Alliance Church. Flex or single tickets at Beyond Bliss, Oliver; Imperial Office

Pro, Osoyoos and at the door. Master class 8:30 a.m. to noon on Nov. 9 at the same venue. Call Janet at 250-495-6487 for more information. interior health and the Penticton Hospice Society are sponsoring a five-week video series on grief covering a variety of topics from 10 a.m. to noon Fridays at the Penticton Art Gallery, Nov. 15 to Dec 13. Call Andrea at 250-4929071 ext. 2203 for more information. blood donation CliniC at the South Main DropIn Centre, 2965 South Main St. from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.

seniors pentiCton Computer Club dropin sessions Monday and Friday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. People may sign up for memberships, classes or have computer problems solved. Lectures on Saturdays at 10 a.m. on a variety of computingrelated topics. 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. the bereavement resourCe Centre at 626 Martin St. hosts weekly drop-in grief support sessions Fridays at 10:30 a.m. For more information on other available

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programs or support in the loss of a pet, please call 250-490-1107. oKanagan Falls seniors’ Centre has music and coffee from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and crib at 1 p.m. elKs Club on Ellis Street has drop-in darts and pool starting at 7 p.m. alCoholiCs anonymous has a group meet in Naramata at 8 p.m. at 3740 3rd St. in Community Church hall. In Summerland, the step study meeting is at 7:30 p.m. at 13204 Henry Ave. Friends Friday night at 6:30 p.m. at 2964 Skaha Lake Rd. at Oasis United Church.

Vitamin C and Lysine Powder Help Prevent Heart Attacks W. Gifford-Jones, MD


hy is heart attack the number one killer in this country? Ninety-nine percent of doctors say it’s due to atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries) and that cholesterol lowering drugs are the primary way to treat it. But I suggest cardiologists have closed minds and are ignoring facts that could save thousands of North Americans from coronary attack.

Years later Dr. Linus Pauling, two-time Noble Prize winner, is ignored for reporting that large amounts of vitamin C and lysine are needed to prevent coronary attacks. Twenty-five years ago Pauling reported that animals make vitamin C and humans do not. That’s why sailors died of scurvy during long sea voyages, but the ship’s cat survived. Vitamin C is required to manufacture healthy collagen, the glue that holds coronary cells together, just like mortar is needed for bricks. Lysine, like steel rods in cement, makes collagen stronger. Pauling claimed it takes a mere 10 milligrams to prevent scurvy, but several thousand to prevent heart attack. Williams Stehbens, Professor of Anatomy at Wellington University in New Zealand, proved Pauling was right. Stebhens’ research showed that coronary arteries closest to the heart are under the greatest pressure. This causes collagen to fracture resulting in the formation of a blood clot and death. Dr. Sydney Bush, an English researcher, has now proved that vitamin C can reverse atherosclerosis. Bush took retinal photographs, then started his patients on high doses of vitamin C and lysine. One year later additional pictures showed atherosclerosis had regressed in retinal arteries. So what has happened to these monumental findings? Bush, like Semmelweiss, has been ridiculed by cardiologists. One has to ask whether cardiologists, by ignoring his results, are condemning thousands of people to an early coronary heart attack. Fourteen years ago following my own coronary attack, cardiologists claimed it was sheer madness for me to refuse cholesterol-lowering drugs. Instead, I decided to take high doses of vitamin C plus lysine with breakfast and the evening meal, for several reasons. I knew that Dr. Graveline, a physician and NASA astronaut, had twice developed transient global amnesia from taking

Lipitor. I was also aware that patients have died from CLDs. Others have developed kidney, liver and muscle complications. I also believed the research of Pauling and Stehbens irrefutable. Now, the work of Dr. Bush has convinced me my decision was prudent. But to take large doses of vitamin C and lysine requires swallowing many pills daily. It’s a tall order for those who dislike swallowing one pill. So for several years I’ve been trying to find a company that would manufacture a combination of vitamin C and lysine powder. Now Medi-C Plus is available at health food stores. The dosage for the Medi-C Plus combination is one flat scoop with breakfast and the evening meal. Those at greater risk should take one flat scoop three times a day. If high doses cause diarrhea, the dose should be decreased. This column does not recommend that those taking CLDs should stop them. This is a decision that can only be made by patients and doctors. Most of today’s, cardiologists are impervious to persuasion. They continue to believe that cholesterol-lowering drugs are the be-all-andend-all to prevent heart attack. They’ve been brain-washed by millions of dollars worth of promotion by pharmaceutical companies. It reminds me of the saying that cautions “It’s not what you don’t know what gets you into trouble, it’s the things you know for sure that ain’t so!” It’s time for cardiologists to have an open mind and stop ignoring this research. As for me – I bet my life on it!


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