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KELOWNA’S Doug Dreschner has been inducted into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall Of Fame, a two-time Mann Cup winner who played at both a national and international level.

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Financial problems for development Jennifer Smith STAFF REPORTER

Investors now know the full details of the risk they incurred by purchasing shares in the development scheme dubbed Kelowna Mountain. Variously pitched as a multi-sport adventure tourism site, housing development and ice wine vineyard since founder Mark Consiglio first went public with the plan in 2006, the B.C. Securities Commission suspended sale of shares in the limited partnership which now owns the mountain on Aug. 13 as the paperwork explaining the investment was too light on details. In an effort to have this Cease Trade Order rescinded, Consiglio, acting on behalf of Kelowna Mountain Development Services, general partner to the new owner, Kelowna Mountain Limited Partnership, outlined an offer for those who bought shares to get a full refund this fall. The offer was valid through Nov. 4, and promised the full amount back, although investors would lose any interest that would have accumulated since their purchase was made and those who bought multiple shares might receive a promissory note for the future sale of shares instead of money. Among the documents now on record with the securities commission, and mailed to investors with this offer, it’s made clear the mountain faces potential foreclosure owing to Consiglio’s debts and notes that there is no obligation for the developer make good on the original pitch. “Some of Kelowna Mountain’s promotional material suggested that you would receive a residential lot and golf membership in a resort-style community… As described in the updated OM, this is only one development scenario. Kelowna Mountain is not obligated to develop the property in this way or at all,” the letter states. The new offering memorandum, or OM, referenced is a requirement for upstart ventures, used in place of a prospectus outlining the full financing and business plan for a company if the cost of developing a prospectus is too onerous. See Development A5


GRADE 11 Mount Boucherie Senior Secondary student James Gabriel speaks about ways to improve communication between the district and students Wednesday morning at the third annual West Kelowna Mayor’sYouth Forum.


Mayor’s forum focuses on youth issues Wade Paterson STAFF REPORTER

Local students who want to see change had the eyes and ears of several of the community’s most influential decision- makers Wednesday morning. The third annual West Kelowna Mayor’s Youth Forum took place at Mount Boucherie Senior Secondary. Local politicians, social workers, teachers and students put their heads together for the twohour breakfast event to discuss the issues affecting young people.

Round table discussions focused on four major topics: Youth safety and security, transportation throughout the community, youth recognition and celebration and communication between the District of West Kelowna and School District 23. Grade 11 MBSS student James Gabriel said the annual event is an important one for youth to have their voices heard. “We had good communication today,” said Gabriel. “I think it’s really good because it included the youth who think things need to be improved






and then it (included) the people who can make those improvements.” Gabriel said a lot of strong ideas came out of his table’s discussion at the event, including the implementation of a community awards ceremony for youth, which would recognize achievements other than athletic skills and academic grades. He added the district would likely be able to better connect with students if they had a smartphone app that sent relevant information directly to students’ phones.





Other students commented on the need to increase security at bus stops, the unreliability of public transit and the lack of mental health resources in their schools. West Kelowna Mayor Doug Findlater began Wednesday’s forum by giving the crowd a list of steps the district has already taken to provide some of the things youth have been asking for over the years, including: CNR Wharf improvements, an RCMP school liaison officer, prelimin-

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Kokanee numbers remained down this year Judie Steeves STAFF REPORTER

Initial counts of this year’s Okanagan Lake shore-spawning kokanee indicate things haven’t improved from last year, when there was a mysterious plunge in their populations. Stock assessment biologist Paul Askey with the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations says although the numbers are low, there is naturally quite a bit of fluctuation in the numbers of shore-spawning kokanee that return to spawn every year. He said he’s more concerned about the low stream-spawner numbers this year, particularly since they are a larger kokanee and are more likely to be targeted by recreational anglers. However, he says the numbers of both stream and shore-spawners is going down at the moment. He’s concerned that the lake is not a very productive environment now and that’s limiting the total number of kokanee that can survive the three or four years there before returning to spawn before they die. Kokanee are a freshwater salmon, and follow similar cycles to their saltwater cousins, swimming upstream and spawning where they were born before dying. The kokanee that returned to spawn on shore this year came from parents born in a year that was also low in numbers, so he’s not surprised at the low numbers. He has no answers for the decline, but says there have been no drastic changes that might be accountable for


THE SPAWNING kokanee count hasn’t recovered from a mysterious plunge in their numbers recorded last year. the drop. He figures it’s a combination of factors. Efforts to restore habitat in both Mission and Penticton Creek could improve numbers, but that depends on the lake’s conditions, he said. Next year could be a better year as there were a higher number of smolts four years ago, when they would have been born. It’s still believed the introduced Mysis shrimp compete with young kokanee for feed in the lake, even

though they also provide feed for more-mature fish that survive that early competition. Another fish count was conducted in Wood Lake this fall, but numbers of returning spawners were so low, it was an easy task, he said. He doesn’t expect the crash of 2011 in kokanee numbers in Wood Lake will bounce back until at least 2016. Acoustic trawls show there are lots of juvenile fish in the lake, which is

encouraging, he said. The ministry is keeping an eye on water levels in Middle Vernon Creek and the District of Lake Country is cooperating by increasing flows in the creek during the spawning period, he said. And, further north in the valley, Kalamalka Lake had a high number of shore-spawning kokanee return to lay eggs this fall, he noted.

Mall ushers in Santa with a parade Santa will be joined by some “Little Angels” when Orchard Park Shopping Centre ushers his arrival to Kelowna with a parade through the mall on Friday evening. The Santa Parade will start at 6:30 p.m. joined by a host of children between the ages of 8 and 14 who have volunteered to go shopping at the shopping centre’s expense to buy gifts for children in need this Christmas season. “The idea with Little Angels is for a child to help another child in the community who is less fortunate than they are,” said Vikki Webster, marketing manager for Orchard Park. “Each participate receives a gift card and a Christmas gift wishlist for a child registered with the Salvation Army Christmas Fund,” she said. “Our goal is to provide gifts for 100 kids in need.” Along with the Little Angels for the Santa Parade will be cast members of the Actors Studio production of Shrek and ballet dancers with the Nutcracker production. “It’s the first time we’ve tried this (Santa Parade) so we hope it goes over well and it can become an annual event,” Webster said. Santa will be set up for photos as of Saturday in the mall courtyard area outside of Sport Chek. As well, the extended Christmas shopping hours will kick in the same day, open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday up to Christmas Day.


Concert and garage sale help raise donations for relief effort A fundraiser to aid relief efforts for typhoon victims in the Philippines will take place this weekend at the Rotary Centre for the Arts. The event, organized by Revolution Events, will include some 20 live bands, solo artists, and other performers, and a silent auction. The concert takes place Saturday, from 2 to 9 p.m. The net proceeds will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross Typhoon

Haiyan relief effort. The goal is to raise $100,000 locally, which the federal government has committed to matching, says Revolution Events co-founder James Blonde. Blonde said the Revolution Events team started the project before the storm actually landed in the Philippines on Nov. 7. “The community has been extremely supportive. People and businesses have been forthcoming with generous offers,”

said Blonde, working on this event along with Trance Blackman and Chelsey Dalzell. Current event supporters include the Canadian Red Cross, all TD Bank locations throughout the Okanagan, Opera Kelowna, Wentworth Music and Oranj Fitness. “We’d like to take this opportunity to encourage the people of the Okanagan to support this cause,” Blonde said. “We’re so grateful for the offers of volunteers

and artists donating their time for this event. “We saw something similar in Haiti several years ago, and we’re fortunate this type of disaster doesn’t happen here. “We trust locals will dig deep into their pockets both at home and at work. “We’ve set the target at $100,000 and it would be just fantastic to reach or surpass that goal. It can be done. There are nearly 300,000 people living the Okanagan. Surely this is an obtainable goal.”

For more information, or for individuals or corporations wanting to make donations or to contribute to the event, check out the website at www.RevolutionEvents. ca for more information or connect on Facebook at RevolutionEventsCanada.


An Upper Mission resident is doing her part to help the Red Cross relief effort in the Philippines.

Jodi Mohr, who lives at 4580 Westsridge Dr. in Crawford Estates, will hold a garage sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. For sale will be much of the Christmas-related items she has collected over the years, from artificial trees and decorations to a Santa Claus that sings and dances. Mohr said along withselling the items for cash donations, she is also accepting nonperishable food donations.

Mohr said her inspiration for doing this has come from the efforts by the owner of the Pearl of the Orient, a Filipino market on Dilworth Drive, to help those in need. Owner Elle Harris has been accepting donations of food, clothing and cash for the relief effort. Mohr said she wants to do what she can to help and, along with others, plans to deliver the donations collected to the (Pearl of the Orient) on Monday.

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Development from A1 It was off the details in this original OM that $22 million in Kelowna Mountain shares were sold before the commission stepped in. The history of financial transactions now available indicates this has not been used to entirely cover off the debts Consiglio’s previous companies incurred, debts now registered on the title of the land the Kelowna Mountain Partnership owns. The investors were made aware of this in February. Consiglio purchased the property in the early 2000s for $7.4 million, went public with his development plans, then formed Kelowna Mountain Limited Partnership in 2011, a company which would offer up to 849 shares in his vision, at varying prices. He then sold the original property to this new company for $37.3 million. His own companies owed $18 million and the debt was financed against the title of the four land parcels that make up Kelowna Mountain, and this debt was then transferred to the new owners. The first round of shares sold for $39,995 and purportedly raised $12 million, which Consiglio transferred to his own companies to complete the sale, with the rest to come from the future sale of shares. Kelowna Mountain Partnership has now paid $23.6 million to Consiglio and, while he has paid down the debt, some $4.85 million is still owed on the property with threat of foreclosure looming as the original lenders Consiglio owed money to want their money back. According to the OM, in February of this year an extraordinary annual general meeting was called in to deal with the problems and the partners, or shareholders, then authorized the company to borrow up to an additional $35 million to cover debts. As the commission put an end to the only revenue source in August, Kelowna Mountain currently has no revenue to back the stream of borrowing. Reports from a grand opening held on the mountain this summer suggest the investors are primarily Chinese nationals. There is an immigration stream which allows foreign investors willing to invest a substantial sum in Canadian businesses entry into Canada; however, none of those interviewed suggested this was a reason for making the investment.

The District of West Kelowna has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) from proponents interested in designing and building the West Kelowna Civic Centre Project in Westbank Centre. The RFQ is expected to result in the creation of a shortlist of up to three proponents, who will be asked to take part in a Request for Proposals (RFP) process, expected to begin in early 2014. The district currently operates offices out of

2760 Cameron Road—a community hall at the Mount Boucherie Complex—as well as offices on Elliott Road and Bartley Road. In 2012, an architectural firm was hired to review the current office space and analyze future requirements. The study found that the current facility was at capacity. The district conducted a market sounding exercise beginning in March, inviting stakeholders in

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ives: • Provide interior workspace that promotes increased performance, efficiency and comfort in a cost-effective and efficient way • Promote a civic and commercial centre for West Kelowna • Reinforce the land use, growth management and economic development goals of the district • Communicate the civic nature of any new building, and underscore the appropriate role of gov-

ernment in the District of West Kelowna • Provide economic development opportunities for other commercial and residential development • Generally adhere to the design guidelines associated with the DWK Official Community Plan and Westbank Centre Revitalization Plan. The deadline for submissions is 2 p.m. on Dec. 11. The RFQ document is available on the district’s website,


Thank You! Pushor Mitchell LLP! Over 100 staff and lawyers teamed up to complete 12 Day of Caring projects on October 23. These hardworking volunteers painted fences, raked leaves and sorted food donations all afternoon. The organizations they helped were: Pathway Abilities Society, Arion Therapeutic Farm, NOW Canada, Kelowna Community Food Bank, Ozanam House, Salvation Army, HOPE Outreach, Springvalley Care Centre, Branch 55 Seniors Association.


Students voice their concerns Issues from A1 ary work on a new skatepark and 2014 RapidBus transit with new bus exchanges. Findlater said the lack of mental health services on the Westside is an issue the district has heard about several times, from various groups. “We’ve heard from Joanne Konnert and the health centre report that we need better mental health service; we’ve heard from Elizabeth Fry Society and their study of women’s services; now we’ve heard from the youth community,” said Findlater. “This is not a service provided by West Kelowna, nor should it be…but I think we have to go to work and start lobbying

for a position through the provincial government.” He noted communication has been one of the toughest issues to deal with. “It’s difficult getting the word out…the website is there, lots of media releases, we have a Twitter account and a Facebook account,” said Findlater. “There’s some obligation on the part of the general public and the general youth population to seek the information out. “I think that’s what we have to work on as well: Telling people where they can go for information. “And then they better go get it if they want to know what’s going on.” Twitter: @PatersonWade

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chael von Hausen of Simon Fraser University will talk about designing a new eco-city; while Monday there’ll be a debate about Genetically-Modified Organisms or Genetically Engineered food; Tuesday about Life Outside the Bell Curve, with Ralph Bromley of Hope for the Nations; and Wednesday, Stephen Shepherd of UBC will talk about Visualizing Climate Change in your own Backyard. De Vries said they have more than 450 delegates pre-registered, but she is still accepting registrations, and students and non-profit organization representatives are eligible for a free one-day pass, but they must preregister by contacting jo@ freshoutlookfoundation. org. Go to the website for details and to register at:

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My husband and I are entering the real estate market and we have several must-haves on our shopping list. At the very top is walkability, which includes walking distance to a grocery store, elementary school, and playground; a safe neighbourhood, which includes accessible sidewalks, street lighting, and cross walks; and close proximity to public transit. Some of our friends have questioned why walkability is so important and this is what I tell them: Living in a walkable neighbourhood is good for your physical, social and mental health. Walkability encourages people of all ages to get outside and be more physically active. Currently, one in three British Columbians are living with preventable chronic illnesses like heart disease. Walking keeps us healthier and helps reduce our risk of chronic disease and obesity. Second, getting out of our houses and our cars allows us to socialize with our neighbours.

Having a playground down the street will make it easy for my children to be active and for our family to get to know other families in the neighbourhood. Social connections help build a safe and supportive community where neighbours shovel walks for each other and parents look after neighbourhood children when a little help is needed. Spending time in nature can also boost our mental well-being. Fresh air is calming whether it’s under the stars or the sun, in the wilderness or in our town centres. Not everyone is able to hike up a mountain, but smooth, paved sidewalks, benches and neighbourhood green spaces help make nature accessible to all and that can mean the difference between isolation and happiness. Walkability is at the top of our new home must-have list because we want to raise a family in a neighbourhood that promotes healthy living and a sense of community. Health is something that can happen every day…here we live, learn, work, and play. Tanya Osborne is a community health facilitator with Interior Health.

Church youth group to stage concert in support of Kelowna Gospel Mission Son Valley Fellowship church youth will stage a benefit Christmas concert Nov. 30, 7 p.m., to assist the Kelowna Gospel Mission. The youth church members, ranging in

age from 13 to 25, already have lined up some Christian music acts with tickets selling for $7/person at the door, which will also enter those attending in a draw for a variety of donated raffle prizes.

Erica Hawkes, a church group youth leader, said the original goal was to raise money for an industrial washer and dryer for the gospel mission, but they have since learned the facility for the homeless has more urgent needs. “We will have a list of those needs at the fundraiser for people to look over. Perhaps one idea we could adopt is to give people a vote to pick what they want the funds to go into,” Hawkes said. The concert, to be held at the The Bridge, 2100 Gordon Dr., is an example, Hawkes said, of the church youth members wanting to make a difference to bring positive change to people’s lives in their community. To find out more about the upcoming concert, see

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When your faith, emotions and actions are all in sync, the chances of finding success as a entrepreneur will never be better, says a Kelowna motivational business speaker. Dan Zaleski says while overnight success in business does happen, more often than not achieving success is a more deliberate process that will present challenges for a business owner to learn and grow from. “I prefer to look at it as challenges that people face rather than mistakes,” Zaleski said. “There are no mistakes, just lessons we learn from. We stop making mistakes if we learn from them rather than continually repeating them.” Zaleski will be sharing his thoughts about business leadership and finding success as an entrepreneur as the keynote speaker at a conference this week sponsored by the Okanagan Valley Entrepreneurs Society called Unleashing Ideas: Building the Entrepreneurship a Culture in the Okanagan. Zaleski says when l he looks at the business r community in Kelowna, he sees many examples of people ill-prepared for e

faith in your vision; having both primary and secondary plans for adjusting your priorities day to day as the business grows, and action. “Nothing happens without action. If you have a great idea or special gift that leads to a business opportunity, have a certain passion for it and the right feeling that you are doing something good for other people, you can be successful,” he said. “If you have a negative attitude where you want to get rich by taking advantage of people, you won’t be successful. Self-sabotage won’t make you feel successful, no matter how much money you are making.” Zaleski says having faith in yourself and your business dream is a step where many entrepreneurs falter, losing sight of the long-term dream in the dream of short-term success. “That is where most people will quit, but you have to look at the obstacles that you confront in your journey as part of that million-piece puzzle you are putting together that will lead you to success.” Zaleski says leadership in business is another




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Zach Walsh of the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, as they delve into the mind of a psychopath during a oneday, back-by-popular- demand event. Their presentation will provide an intensive examination of this intriguing and destructive personality. During the day, a variety of topics regarding psychopathy will be discussed including the difficulties of proper assessment, the feasibility of treatment, and the challenges of interacting with these individuals within the legal system, business settings, and domestic and


UBC FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGISTS Michael Woodworth, Zach Walsh, and Stephen Porter host a Dec. 13 workshop on how to spot a psychopathic liar. relationship contexts. Both Porter and Woodworth are considered experts on liars

and psychopathy and have testified numerous times in Canadian courts regarding the psychology of lying. Meanwhile, Walsh’s research focuses on the association between psychopathy and intimate partner violence. The three conduct research at UBC Okanagan’s Centre for the Advancement of Psychological Science and Law. This workshop will takes place Friday, Dec. 13, and will be of interest to a wide variety of people including professionals in law enforcement, the legal system, mental health workers, and individuals in the business community. There is a $200 fee to attend this workshop or $125 for students.

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Museum presents vaudeville variety show

The Kelowna Museums and community members will give the performance of a lifetime on Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Laurel Packinghouse. Voices From Vaudeville takes a modern spin on an old time tradition. Enjoy an evening of skits, songs, laughter and fun for the whole family. It’s a great way to get into the holiday spirit and a chance for some quality time with your family before the craziness of the holidays sets in. Kelowna Museums won’t be alone in taking the stage. You can expect to see acts from Mission Dance Centre & Company, New Vintage Theatre, Bumbershoot Children’s Theatre, Rutland Senior Secondary and Wentworth Music School. “We are very excited to work with our partners in the community to create this amazing variety show,” said Christina Neale, programming coordinator with the Kelowna Museums. Tickets are $15 each, $10 for seniors/students and $50 for a family of five, available at Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway Ave., and the BC Wine Museum & VQA Wine Shop, 1304 Ellis St.

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he embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is a politician under siege these days. His own city council is doing everything it can to marginalize his authority after being unsuccessful at having him turfed out of office. The late-night comedians are having a field day with some of the bizarre and, at times, vulgar comments Ford has said in media scrums and on cellphone-recorded videos. While Ford continues to play on his “mayor of the people”

schtick as a reason for hanging on to his job, he has become a walking parody of himself and the joke is on us. What damage that does to the city he represents, if any, remains to be seen, but it certainly leaves Toronto’s city hall in a state of dysfunction. What Ford should have done is take a leave of absence, either when all this first blew up on the heels of evidence involving the mayor that was collected by Toronto police in a drug investigation, or at subsequent multiple jumping off points along

the way. But what is truly disappointing for voters is the realization that what Ford must have represented to many Toronto voters—what many of us in Canada and the U.S. clamour for in our politicians and never see—is authenticity. While Ford may say stupid things and lack the polish of a seasoned politician, he leaves little doubt about who he is. If you want unabashed honesty in a politician, than Ford’s travails over the past two weeks meet the objective. If you find

yourself saying Ford is saying the wrong thing or handling himself badly, then perhaps we really can’t handle raw honesty, or at least an attempt at it, from our elected officials. He is the alternative to politicians who speak to the cameras for appearances and then behind closed doors tell people what they really think. But that aside, Ford has allowed himself to become what he claims to abhor— a politician who thinks he is more important than the job he was elected to do.

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Final exam stress serves valuable purpose for students


n about two weeks from now colleges and universities across the country will be starting their final exam period. This is when students will write a series of exams to determine whether or not they will either pass or fail a course. It is the most stressful time in the term. Personally, I dislike writing exams because they make me nervous. I am always worried that I’m going to forget everything I’m supposed to remember, my mind will go blank

and I will get zero per cent. When I was going to university in the mid1980s, I decided to take a first-year accounting course. I was so nervous Jane Muskens about writing the final exam that on my way to school I had to stop by the side of the road and vomit. After losing my breakfast, I went and wrote the exam and passed with a 73 per cent mark. Although I had a bad experience writing that accounting exam, the process taught me two important life lessons.


I wasn’t going to pursue a business degree and become an accountant (I was obviously destined for some other career), and I was the type of learner who would do better researching and writing papers as opposed to memorizing information and regurgitating it on an exam. My personal experience illustrates why testing plays an important function in education. It helps students realize what they are good at, where they need work, or in my case, careers they should probably not consider. That is why you will find that many schools, mostly community colleges and technical institutes, require students to complete a test be-

fore being admitted into some programs. If you want to go back to school and enter Okanagan College’s adult upgrading program, you must write a skills assessment. Initially some adults are skeptical about having to write this assessment. What they don’t know is that you can’t fail this assessment because it’s not really a test with a pass or fail. The skills assessment helps adults determine the level of upgrading they need. For example, there is no sense putting someone in Grade 10 English when they are clearly capable of completing English 12. On the flip-side, putting some-

one in Grade 12 mathematics when the person needs to start at Grade 10 will only lead to frustration and a fail▼ ing grade. The skills assessment is there to prevent students from failing by placing them in the courses they are most likely to be successful in. Okanagan College’s trades and M apprenticeship office also tests people to make sure they have the necessary e English and math skills to complete a i trades program. These tests are designed to help r t students succeed and graduate. I don’t recall ever meeting anyone who enjoys writing an exam, yet w e p See Muskens A11


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Community pitches in to help Remembrance Day poppy drive cial thanks for organizing individual Remembrance ceremonies within their school programs and for recognizing, in some cases individual veterans. To the Kelowna media and advertisers who support Remembrance Day and the Poppy Fund campaign. To the businesses who permitted us to place poppy trays pin their place of business. The the malls and other places of business who allowed our canvassers access to there premises. To the City of Kelowna workers who provided the bleachers and prepared the cenotaph for this solemn occasion. To the SW Audio Visual team who again provided the stage facilities, chairs, tents and audio

equipment for the cenotaph service. As always, their professional assistance enhanced the presentation. And thanks to the individuals who arranged the seating. To the many legion volunteers and others from our community including Jack Warren, the Army, Navy and Air Force Association, the Sea, Army and Air Force Cadets and to all the others who in one manner or another contributed to the overall success of this year’s poppy campaign. To the City of Kelowna and the City Pipe Band. To the financial support for the poppy campaign, which raised $164,793.91. We recognize that at this time of year, there are other worthy organizations digging in the pub-

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To the editor: The Royal Canadian Legion branch 26 members give thanks to the thousands of Kelowna residents and visitors who proudly wore a poppy in commemoration of Remembrance Day and who continue to demonstrate their support for our veterans. To the many individuals, clubs and organizations who, by their presence at the cenotaph, paid homage to our fallen comrades. To the business community for their financial support of the Poppy Fund drive. To the schools and the many teachers who took pride in preparing their students to understand the significance and importance of our national Day of Remembrance. A spe-


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executive members (from left) Ron LeRoy, poppy sales manager, Ross Carvel, poppy campaign chair, and Jim White, branch 26 president. lic’s purse for funds and are very appreciative of the amount we received. The money raised is held in trust and managed by our Legion branch service team, subject to annual audits by provincial and dominion commands as well as the federal government. These fund are used to assist veterans, ex-service people and their dependents. Programs the donations support include as-

sistance to needy veterans and their dependents; purchase of community medical appliances; provision of bursaries to children and grandchildren of veterans; special projects in support of care centres and facilities for the elderly and the disabled. The branch also supports advocacy and advisory services to assist current and former military and RCMP members. Royal Canadian Legion branch 26

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To the editor: I have just read the West Kelowna District news letter and was most surprised to see that the latest Gellatly Road improvements phase has been completed. I wonder if the people who draw up these plans only do so from working at a computer, or do they actually walk along the road to really see what is being done? In my mind, there are some very necessary additions to the Gellatly Road improvements that have not yet been included or implemented. There is only one pedestrian crossing from the Cove Resort to beyond the Rotary Beach Park, and that is at the foot of Angus Drive. What about the parents having to park opposite the Marina Beach Park with their children?


The value of passing exams Muskens from A10 exams and testing play an important role in our society. Can you imagine the chaos on our roads if no one was required to write and take a driver’s test? Or what kind of buildings and roads we would have if engineers, carpenters, electricians, surveyors, technologists, plumbers, etc. didn’t have to write any

exams to receive their certification. For a moment consider the level of expertise our doctors and nurses would have if they were never tested. I may dislike exams but I do recognize how valuable they are and I doubt we could function well without them. Jane Muskens is the registrar at Okanagan College.

How are they supposed to cross the road safely? Consider the people coming down Gellatly who want to walk along by the lake, a very busy intersection, but again no pedestrian crossing. Once across the road, there is not a foot path until you enter the walk at the dock. First you have to walk on the road and then either you squeeze between the trees and the fence or risk walking on the grass between the road and the trees, exceedingly difficult and dangerous for an older person or anyone with mobility limitations, also for dog owners. Although the area to the side of the road opposite the lake was hy-

dro seeded, it was not levelled properly and with all the rain falling at that time causing ruts, it is very difficult to walk along on that side of the road safely. With all the new parking places, where of course children will be moving around the vehicles, and with the narrower road space, why is there not a 30-kph speed limit in force? At the moment the road is sign posted as 50 kph, but even that is not adhered to. Some reinforcement of the current speed limit might be of assistance in familiarizing the road users before next years busy summer traffic. N. Taylor. West Kelowna

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City budget plan also looks for social returns on investments

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The City of Kelowna’s 2014 budget will be reviewed and debated by city council Dec. 12, when the mayor and city councillors make the decision on funding for projects and services. Before it gets to the last cut, the document goes through a series of reviews to look at what makes the most sense for the year—and years —ahead. The objective is to give all citizens the best quality of life we can offer with the resources we have available in any given year. The city operates in a business -like way, but it’s not a business. Like a business, the city looks for financial returns on its investments, but it also looks for social returns on investments. These social investments are just as important to creating a great place to live as capital investments are, because services really influence the quality of life enjoyed by the widest spectrum of citizens. Programs for persons with disabilities at Parkinson Recreation Centre, free skating at Stuart Park, free entertainment in neighbourhood parks, or even the expanding network of bike and walking trails are all services and amenities that make it possible for citizens of all abilities and means to enjoy living in Kelowna.

City grants to encourage cultural pursuits, heritage projects and social agencies are other ways the city invests in building a community that is empathetic and supportive. There will always be segments of our population more focused on financial returns, while others will want more emphasis on services and amenities. The challenge for staff and council is to balance these competing values and interests in the community. An indication of finding that balance is when 96 per cent of citizens surveyed last year said they enjoy a great quality of life in Kelowna. Eighty-one per cent of citizens also said they receive good value for their local tax dollars, well above the 74 per cent average for local governments in B.C. To get great value and quality of life, the city’s financial management strategy is to control the tax demand for infrastructure investments— two-thirds of revenues come from non-taxation sources, such as reserve funds, grants and user fees. Taxes collected from property owners accounted for 29 per cent of the City of Kelowna’s revenue last year. User fees added around 35 per cent more to revenues, while smaller amounts came from grants, reserve funds, and revenue-generating services. Altogether, the city’s revenue was $357 million in 2013, of which

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$103 million came from taxation. A full breakdown on where the money comes from and where it goes is available online at kelowna. ca/budget. Balancing a community’s competing interest, diverse values and current appetite for long-term needs is not a simple task. Often, people do not see the proposed long-term objectives, or they’re skeptical about the benefits, or they think the money would be better spent in a different way. More than 100 years ago, when Kelowna’s city council set aside some money to buy land for City Park, not everyone thought it was a good idea. There was opposition and criticism when city council decided to buy the old rail yard lands, which is now home to the Delta Grand Hotel, Waterfront Park and The Dolphins development. Some would have preferred council to save tax dollars and not spend on parks and waterfront boardwalks. Today, many thousands of people would say those were wise investments. On Dec. 12, council will once again be challenged to balance fiscal restraint and community investments to produce a quality of life that continues to make citizens proud to say they live in Kelowna. Tom Wilson is communications supervisor for the City of Kelowna.


he federal government recently announced the Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative and I’m hopeful that the entrepreneurial engine that drives our local economy here in the Okanagan will benefit. WINN is a $100 million five-year federal initiative that offers repayable contributions to help small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with operations in Western Canada move their new and innovative technologies from the later stages of research and development to the marketplace. The first application intake period for WINN begins Nov. 9, 2013, and ends on Dec. 8, 2013. Last week I met with a couple of local innovators, including Accelerate Okanagan, and the feedback on WINN was positive. Accelerate Okanagan, in partnership with the federal government’s Department of Western Economic Diversification (WD), also held a WINN Initiative Info Session, which I understand was well-attended. WINN came about as a result of our Government’s consultations with western businesses and entrepreneurs in an effort to find ways to address the gaps identified in the Canadian innovation process, gaps that slow down getting great ideas to market.


Ron Cannan The WINN Initiative is also consistent with the Jenkins Report recommendation to support industry through innovation programs and to redeploy funds to help small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) grow into larger, competitive firms. If you would like to learn more about the initiative, please go to www. or contact the WD BC regional office at 604-666-6256. Also on the innovation front is a growing movement called social innovation. There are many definitions of social innovation but essentially, it involves mobilizing partnerships between non-profits, charities, social enterprises, and business to find solutions to our most pressing social challenges. Since 2011, the government has signaled its support for social innovation initiatives to help community organizations develop and implement innovative ideas for social problems. This October, in a keynote speech at the Social Enterprise World Forum,

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Jason Kenney, federal Minister of Employment and Social Development, highlighted the importance of social innovation in addressing social challenges in Canada. He noted that for too long governments have imposed solutions to Canada’s social development challenges, while ignoring the innovative and successful approaches being developed in local communities and the private sector. In fact, efforts to encourage and create vital links between community organizations and the private sector are already happening here in the Okanagan. Tonight, organizations and individuals from across the Okanagan Valley will be pitching their creative ideas for making positive social change at an event hosted by the Okanagan Changemakers, a non-profit organization focused on solving social problems through collaboration, mentorship and action. Highlighting some of the best For-Profit, Non-Profit, Established Registered Charity and Youth Led initiatives, this event will provide participants with the opportunity to get together with like-minded social entrepreneurs to talk about social enterprise. Organizers promise some good food, live music, and inspiring stories to get the social entrepreneur ideas flowing. Proceeds from the event will go to supporting year round programming and mentorship for social cause organizations. For more info please go to The Okanagan is home to some of the best and brightest entrepreneurs in Canada who are leading the way to a more innovative economy. Not only are they driving the local economy toward job creation, they are also finding solutions to our most pressing social challenges. Their dedication to succeed is ensuring a better quality of life in our communities and its proof once more that the Okanagan is one of the best places to live in Canada. Ron Cannan is the Conservative MP for Kelowna-Lake Country. A13






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Marrying home renovations and energy upgrades

Renovations seem predestined when you are recently married and living in a bungalow built in 1963. While some household upgrades focus solely on making a home look better, incorporating energy efficiencies while you are renovating can make your home more comfortable and save you energy dollars in the long run. “We are interested in starting some renos and after finding out about the rebates being offered, we figured we should look at ways to improve energy efficiency while we are at it,” said Kelowna homeowner and newlywed Russ Brandt. “Our primary energy concern is reducing our heating bill.” The Brandts have opted to take advantage of a new FortisBC program called the Okanagan Energy Diet. The program offers participants a discounted energy assessment, energy saving products installed directly in their homes, hands-on help applying for up to $6,000 worth of rebates, and if eligible, financing


CERTIFIED energy auditor Gilles Lesage measures and records energy efficiency from attic to basement. options to make energy efficient improvements in their homes. By doing the energy audit now, the Brandts can find out where there are opportunities for energy efficiency improvements while they are planning for other renovations. Gilles Lesage, the certified energy advisor assigned to the Brandts’ home says that, “there has never been a better time to sign up for an energy audit.” Lesage adds that for only $35, “the cost of the evaluation is minimal compared to what it usually costs.” An audit only takes about an hour and a half

for the average home and everything from the attic to the basement is measured and noted for energy performance. Using those measurements and observations of the mechanical and insulation systems in the home, standardized software generates an EnerGuide rating. The rating tells homeowners how efficient their house really is. The blower door test —a fan mounted on an exterior door opening to measure the home’s rate of air leakage—shows that the Brandts’ home is letting cold air in and warm air out. The auditor inspects

the insulation and finds that more is required in the attic and wall spaces to help reduce air leakage. Brandt feels the attic should be “cheap and easy” to insulate in conjunction with their other planned renovations. As part of the assessment at the Brandt’s home, Lesage produces a full report with other suggested energy efficiency upgrades, including a savings sheet that details an estimated return on each of the energy investments.



If the Brandts decide to move forward with energy efficiency upgrades, they will have access to a FortisBC energy

coach who will help them access the multitude of financial rebates that are available through FortisBC and the provincial LiveSmartBC program. With all this good energy advice, the Brandts know exactly which home upgrades will improve their home’s EnerGuide rating and reduce their monthly heating bills. That’s a pretty good place to start for home renovations and for their happily ever after. The City of Kelow-

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Reading, writing and rhythm as singer tours local schools Jennifer Smith STAFF REPORTER

It might seem counterintuitive to hold one’s tongue in a concert, but when your audience is in Grade 9, or maybe Grade 7, it’s advisable. This is what Joshua Hyslop, a Vancouver-based singer/songwriter touring the local school system learned in his first two days on the job here. “I’m used to dark rooms, more of a seedy bar scene,” he said. “I’ve never played a high school before this. I’ve never played 25 shows in 10 days. We don’t know what age we’ll be playing to, they just bring down different sets; it totally switches up the dynamic.” Unlike those who make the effort to come out to his concerts, this audience is also just happy to be ushered into the gym away from more time in the classroom. They may not have heard his music, let alone made a choice to see him perform, so he’s got to put in a top-tier performance to impress, he feels. A few months ago he was in Surrey doing an open showcase for book-

ing agents and a number of high school teachers looking for talent to expose their students to. And the 25-year-old singer/songwriter was picked. Hyslop was raised in a Christian household and his music, while marketed as indie folk, draws heavily on Christian themes. From his song Hallelujah to Where the Mountain Meets the Valley, his melodic voice fits the lyrics—often reminiscent of gospel music—like a glove; but he’s never aiming for Christian content. “I think I struggle daily with whether I believe it or not,” said Hyslop, when asked about his religious roots. To his mind, he writes about relationships, social interactions between friends, whatever inspires him in the moment and, if it comes out with a hint of Christianity, he figures it’s just his upbringing shining through. Somewhat ironically, the young man picked to present music to the local school system has no formal musical education and figures this might be an asset. On one hand, without knowing the language of music, he initially had trouble even telling his ac-


JOSHUA HYSLOP will play a series of concerts at Central Okangan schools this week and next week.

companiment what key he was starting in or what chord he was playing. On the other hand, having the freedom to cre-

ate his own musical frame of reference, he never feels encumbered by expectations or rules. He just plays what he

figures sounds good and what he feels and, quite obviously, it turns heads. Hyslop’s Central Okanagan concert ser-

ies began with KLO Middle School on Monday and concludes next week at Spring Valley Middle School. He will play an

in-store performance at Milkcrate Records, 1551 Ellis Street, at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29. Twitter: @jaswrites


The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is latest big movie release


fter a relatively quiet weekend at theatres last weekend with nothing new opening up, the box office is back this weekend. Two new movies are opening tonight with advance screenings. The big one is The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and if there was any doubt that this series is the heir apparent to both


Rick Davis Harry Potter and Twilight, the second movie will prove its mettle. Continuing the story

of heroine Katniss Everdeen, she returns home after her and Peeta Mellark’s victory at the 74th annual Hunger Games only to find out they must return to the arena. For the 75th Hunger Games, the competitors are chosen from the pool of existing winners making the stakes that much higher, especially since their opponents are much

more experienced and vicious. Academy Award-winner Jennifer Lawrence returns as Katniss and Josh Hutcherson as Peeta. Also returning is Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci and Golden Globe-winner Donald Sutherland. New to the series is Academy Award-win-

ner Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Golden Globe-winner Jeffrey Wright, Sam Claflin and Jena Malone. I purposely mentioned the awards some of the stars in the cast have won because it is notable the strong talent that The Hunger Games movies are attracting. Not only is the cast impressive, but the talent behind the cam-

era includes Academy Award-winning screenwriters Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine) and Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire). And while director Francis Lawrence (Constantine, I Am Legend) has not won any movie awards, he did win a Grammy Award for directing Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” video.

The other movie opening tonight is Delivery Man. Vince Vaughn stars as a slacker named David Wozniak whose mundane life is turned upside down when he finds out that he fathered 533 children through sperm donations he made 20 years earlier.

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Stars return for Hunger Games sequel Davis from A18 In debt to the mob and rejected by his pregnant girlfriend, things couldn’t get worse for David when he is hit with a lawsuit from 142 of the 20-somethings who want to know the identity of the donor. He now must struggle with the concept of revealing his true identity along with the concept of the responsibility of being a father. Wozniak does not identify himself to them but rather finds opportunity to provide his children with random acts of kindness. Delivery Man is written and directed by Canadian Ken Scott, and is a shot-for-shot remake of his French-language film Starbuck, which is the alias used by Wozniak in both films when he made his sperm donation. Scott got the name from a Canadian Holstein


ACADEMY AWARD WINNER Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson return in the The Hunger Games:Catching Fire, in theatres this weekend. bull that produced hundreds of thousands of progeny by artificial insemination in the 1980s and 1990s. Opening next Wednesday is the new Dis-

ney animated film Frozen, based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Snow Queen, Homefront, an action-thriller starring Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder


Thor offers spectacular effects


aced with a formidable, seemingly unconquerable enemy, Thor’s father, Odin (Anthony Hopkins), wife Frigga (Rene Russo) and the kingdom of Asgard look poised to fight to the end and face possible surrender. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and his trusty hammer embark on a perilous and personal journey that will tax even his impressive strength, but will also reunite him with Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and fight side-byside with is less than trustworthy brother, Loki (Tom Hiddleston).


Susan Steen Directed by Alan Taylor, Thor, the Dark World, has spectacular special effects, awesome fight scenes, unbelievably odd and scary characters and surprise twists right to the end. The legend of Thor is deeply rooted in myth – as the Norse god and eldest son of Odin and his

wife Frigga, he was one of the best loved gods who found himself in trouble often for acting first and thinking later.. but hey, when you have a big hammer, you just do what you have to do. In mythology, when the ancients saw lightening flash across the sky, they thought it was Thor fighting the giants and hunting the trolls. According to legend, his wife’s name was Sif, so possible poetic license was used in the movie, as Jane Foster is the love interest and Sif is just a character in the show. This film is really

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about action – the plot is predictable – enemy, love interest, fight scenes, surprise ending, but it’s a comfortable predictability and it’s a couple of hours that take one away into the fog of myth and away from the norm Filmed in London and Bourne Wood, UK and with a nod to the past, also filmed in Iceland, it’s good fun. It’s still the top box office show, so it’s worth a look. See it in 3-D and enjoy the special effects.

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Doug Deschner inducted into lacrosse hall of fame Warren Henderson STAFF REPORTER

A successful career both on the field and in the box has earned Kelowna’s Doug Deschner a place in the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Deschner, who played the sport at both the national and international

levels, was officially enshrined at the CLA’s induction ceremony Nov. 9 in Burnaby. “It’s really about being honoured by your peers, and going into the hall with players you idolized,” said Deschner, 51. “To be included in the same category as players you looked up to, is very


DOUG DESCHNER as a member of the national men’s field lacrosse team in 1990.

humbling.” As a youngster growing up on the Lower Mainland, Deschner dreamed of one day playing field lacrosse at the NCAA level. That chance came in 1982 when he was offered a scholarship at the University of Baltimore, where he played for the next three seasons. Deschner was a pioneer of sorts, becoming one of the first B.C. products to complete his degree while playing field lacrosse at an American university. “Getting a scholarship to play field lacrosse was a great opportunity for me, one of the highlights,” said Deschner. In box lacrosse, Deschner won two Mann Cup titles during his career—in 1988 with the Brooklin Redmen in Ontario, and in 1989 with the New Westminster Salmonbellies. In 1990, Deschner played on the national men’s field lacrosse team and was a member of the Canada’s silver-medal winning side that year at

the world championships in Australia. After moving to the Okanagan in 2003, Deschner shared his expertise with local associations, serving as Kelowna’s field lacrosse co-ordinator. He also coached Team B.C. at the U19 level, and led the Kelowna Minor Lacrosse Association U17 team to a silver medal at provincials in 2007. Longtime local builder and coach Dan Wray said Deschner’s arrival in Kelowna was a big boost for lacrosse in the valley. “It was awesome to have him come here, to share his knowledge of the game, and to mentor us for the last 10 years,” said Wray, the commissioner of the Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League. “He helped the field lacrosse program here immensely.” Deschner remains active in the sport from an organizational perspective and currently serves as a board member with the Canadian Lacrosse Foundation.


KELOWNA’S DOUG DESCHNER (right) accepts his induction into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame from Canadian Lacrosse Foundation chair and builder inductee Jim Burke.


Injury sidelines Rockets’ defenceman Mitchell Wheaton Warren Henderson STAFF REPORTER

The Kelowna Rockets snuck out of Kent, Wash. Tuesday night with two points and their ninth straight win, but the victory came with a bit of a price. Defenceman Mitchell Wheaton will be lost to the WHL club for an

indefinite period after suffering an upper body injury in the third period of a 4-3 win over the Seattle Thunderbirds. Wheaton was chasing down the puck when he was checked into the boards behind the Rockets’ net by Seattle forward Robert Lipsbergs. After being tended to by medical staff for about

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15 minutes, Wheaton was stretchered off the ice and taken to a Seattle hospital to be examined. The 6-foot-5 defenceman made the trip back to Kelowna Tuesday night on the team bus. When all was said and done, head coach Ryan Huska said the Rockets were grateful the injury wasn’t more severe.

“It was a scary situation, to see a player in that position,” said Huska. “You try and stay positive and hope for the best. It didn’t turn out to be as bad as we were fearing, so in that way we’re pretty thankful.” Wheaton, 18, missed the last two months of the 2012-13 regular season with a shoulder injury, be-

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fore returning for the playoffs. The Sherwood Park, Alberta native was selected in the fifth round of the 2013 NHL entry draft by the Detroit Red Wings. Meanwhile, Huska said Wheaton’s size and skill will be missed, but thanks to the Rockets’ depth on the blue line the club should be able to make the necessary ad-

justments. Huska said defenceman Jesse Lees, who has been sidelined since October with a hand injury, was due to return to the lineup this week. The Rockets return to action Friday when they travel to Tri-City. Kelowna’s next home game is Nov. 30 against Kamloops.

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Warriors down rival Silverbacks


WEST KELOWNA WARRIORS’ forward Jordan Masters controls the puck in behind the Silverbacks net in BCHL action Tuesday night in Salmon Arm.

After a four-game BCHL losing streak, the West Kelowna Warriors have righted the ship with back-to-back wins. On Tuesday night in Salmon Arm, Jason Cotton and Matt Anholt each scored twice to pace the Warriors to a 6-2 victory over the Interior Division-rival Silverbacks. Taylor Graham and Ambrose Firkus also scored in the win, as the Warriors jumped out to a 4-0 lead just 15 minutes into the game. Andy Desautels was sharp in goal for the Warriors making 28 saves. The game featured the Warriors’ debut of defenceman Zane Schartz. Making his West Kelowna debut after a trade Monday with the AJHL’s

Brooks Bandits, the Plano, Texas native was thrilled to be traded to the Warriors and eager to get onto the ice with his new club. “The sooner I could get in the lineup, the quicker I could make an impression,” said Schartz. “You can never have enough puck-moving defencemen,” Warriors head coach/GM Rylan Ferster said of the deal, also pointing to Schartz’s heavy shot which should help a struggling Warriors power play. “You have to have that threat to start from the back, and now we have that on two units.” With the victory, the Warriors sit tied with Salmon Arm for fourth in the division, though West Kelowna has games in hand on most teams in the division. A busy week continues when the Chilliwack Chiefs make their lone visit of the season to Royal LePage on Friday. The Warriors then visit Vernon on Saturday.

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KELOWNA LIONS cornerback Anthony Kurkjian

tries to knock the ball away from West Kelowna Sun Devils receiver Rodney Nucamendi in junior bantam playoff action Sunday on the CNC turf. The Lions won 51-18.

Lions host Abby in B.C. semifinal The Kelowna Mission Lions are a step away from B.C. minor football’s junior bantam provincial final. Standing in their way are the Abbotsford Black Falcons. The two teams will meet Saturday at noon on the CNC turf, with the winner earning a berth in the provincial championship game. Abbotsford was a dominant force all season, outscoring its opponents 418-21. The Lions weren’t far behind, scoring 348 points and allowing 91, while posting a 10-0 regular season record. Kelowna coach Corwyn expects his team will




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have its hands full, but will be ready to play. “The Lions can not wait to play them,” said Klak. “The Falcons handled us easily in the preseason, but we as a team, have made great strides, and will give it our best SIFC effort.” The Lions advanced to the semis thanks to a 5118 victory over the West Kelowna Sun Devils last week in the Southern Interior Football Conference final. Kelowna rang up 32 first-half points then cruised to its 12th straight win. The Sun Devils who lost a key player, Hunter Deeson, due to injury in the first half were unable to bounce back from a shaky start. “It was a tough game today. We started poorly and could not recover,” said coach Paul Huey, who was proud of his team’s effort, despite the loss. “They composed themselves, never gave up and showed their fighting spirit. More than half of our starters on defence and offence were first year players and as hard as it was to lose they all know the Sun Devils will be hard to beat next year.” Meanwhile, the Kelowna Lions peewee team saw its season end Sunday in the SIFC final, losing 22-0 to the Vernon Magnums.

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OKM Huskies grab Okanagan title

Immaculata edges Kelowna Christian in final

The Okanagan Mission Huskies kept their unbeaten Okanagan record in tact, winning the valley boys AA valley volleyball title in dominant fashion. The Huskies, who defeated Princess Margaret in the final Saturday in Vernon, went 17-0 in league and playoff matches this season. OKM opened the valleys with wins over South Okanagan, Sahali and Fulton. S In the semis, the Huskies started quickly against Sahali as captain Isaac Smit served 12 straight points en route to a 25-5 win. In the second set, Sahali turned in a better effort but the Huskies prevailed 26-24. OKM then

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Once again, there wasn’t much to choose between the top two teams in B.C. A girls high school volleyball. In Saturday’s Okanagan Valley final, the Immaculata Mustangs edged out the rival Kelowna Christian Knights in five gripping sets. Immaculata won the opening set 26-24, only to see the Knights rebounds with 25-20 and 25-23 wins to take a 2-1 lead. But the Mustangs responded with a 25-20 win in game four, then a 15-13 verdict in the decisive fifth set to win the match. In the end, Immaculata had outscored KCS 109-107. “Due to injuries to

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Okanagan titles for Owls volleyball

The KSS Owls will head into the provincial boys AAA volleyball championship late this month as the top seed in both the Okanagan and all of B.C. The No. 1-ranked Owls captured the valley title on Saturday with a 3-1 victory over the rival and host Mt. Boucherie Bears in a closely-contested final. “Both teams played very well andall the games were exciting to watch,” said Owls coach Mike Sodaro.

Owls’ power Devon Cote was named the most outstanding player at valleys, while KSS had several key efforts en route to the gold. “Captain Liam Duncan led the Owls with his great serving and Jory Dickie’s passing kept improving from game one to game four,” added Sodaro. “Eli Risso led the team with his great setting and hustle.” John McParland’s Bears, who are ranked fourth, also earned a berth

at the provincial championship thanks to their second-place showing. The B.C. boys AAA volleyball championship will go Nov. 27 to 30 in Kelowna.


The KSS Owls made it seven straight Okanagan Valley girls AAAA titles, defeating South Kamloops in Saturday’s final in Rutland. It was a tight match from the first serve, with KSS winning in five sets, including 15-13 in the de-

ciding game. Libero Kennedy Snape and power hitter, Grace Freiheit were named to the tournament all-star team. Six other Owls earned honourable mentions: Aiden Lea, Jolene Lutz, Quinci Birker, Tessa Neil, Alexa Eger and Aly Benson. “We have a very balanced team this year,” said Owls coach Tony Sodaro. The Owls will be in Penticton Nov. 28 to 30 for the B.C. AAAA girls championship.

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o directly to jail. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200.00. I don’t remember if those stark words are printed on a “Chance” or “Community Chest” card, but I do remember them being cold, hard words when I sat around the Monopoly game as a youngster. Those words represent a certainty and finality that we don’t see much of in our world. Most consequences have flexibility, or “wiggle room.”Fines can be disputed. Criminal charges can be defended (yes, even by the guilty) and the sentence will take personal factors into account so as not to be unfairly harsh. Even though your mortgage says that you forfeit your house if you miss a mortgage payment, there are lots of protections in place that allow you to bring the mortgage into good standing or refinance with another R financial institution.  Even if you can’t re-


Paul Hergott finance, the mortgage company has to sell your house for fair value and gets no more than they are owed. Look at the flexibility of consequences to senators who steal money from the Canadian people and a “zero tolerance” Toronto mayor who purchases and “does” drugs. There is an exception to the flexibility of consequences that could result in financial ruin. It comes if you fail to renew your vehicle insurance and cause a crash while you are uninsured.  You might as well have pulled that Monopoly card.  It doesn’t matter if your trip to the insurance agent was interrupted by the death of a family member, you needed a

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Had your insurance been current, your financial responsibility would have been passed on to your liability insurer, ICBC. With lapsed insurance, ICBC will still pay the tab, but they will require you to pay them back. My wife suggested this column topic on learning of an acquaintance who realized she had been driving without insurance for nine months.

How’s that for playing Russian Roulette with your nest egg!? I shouldn’t say that, actually. She might drive like we all should drive, actually paying attention to the road ahead of her so as to eliminate the risk of causing a crash. It has happened to me, too. I blamed my wife who looks after such things in our family (bad, bad Terri…or perhaps I ought to pull up my big boy pants and take some

responsibility), but ICBC wouldn’t have been interested in my excuse. Had I caused a crash while uninsured, that excuse would have fallen on deaf ears. It hasn’t happened since I have been relying on a mobile insurance agent, Morris Sobool, who has become a friend of mine. He keeps track for me. He even comes by to hand deliver my renewal papers and sticker, all at

no extra charge. I recommend finding “a Morris” to look after you, too. Give me a call if you want his number. This column is intended to provide general information about injury claims.  It is not a substitute for retaining a lawyer to provide legal advice specifically pertaining to your case. Paul Hergott is a lawyer  at Hergott Law in West Kelowna.

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The family of Anton Proskiw is sad to announce his sudden passing on November 14, 2013. He died peacefully in his sleep at Lake Country Lodge and Manor where he lived with his beloved wife Eva. He was born in Myrnam, Alberta on April 5, 1921 and enjoyed a full and wonderful life as a farmer, finishing carpenter and building contractor. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was happiest in the last few years when he was surrounded by grandchildren or playing with his great grandchildren. He also loved listening to music or watching his Vancouver Canucks. He will be greatly missed by his wife Eva of 68 years, son Dr. Bryan (Judy) Proskiw, daughter Elayne (Warren) Jacobson, five grandchildren; Adam Proskiw, Lora Proskiw Moran (Grayson), Brooke Proskiw Stromsmoe, Justin (Becky) Jacobson, and Lindsay Jacobson. His five great grandchildren; Noah Stromsmoe, Quinten Stromsmoe, Addison Moran, Brynn Moran and Avery Jacobson will especially miss their Gido. Anton is survived by his sister, Mildred Samograd of Edmonton and brother Joe Proskiw, of Vegreville, Alberta. His faith was strong to the very end and he now waits to hear the voice of his Savior on the Resurrection Morning. A funeral service will be held on Monday, November 25, 2013 at 2:00 pm at the Rutland Seventh-day Adventist Church, 130 Gerstmar Road. A private family interment will take place on Tuesday, November 26 at Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Okanagan Adventist Academy, 1035 Hollywood Road S. Kelowna, British Columbia V1X 4N3. Arrangements entrusted to VALLEYVIEW FUNERAL HOME, Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial 250-765-3147. Condolences may be offered at Funeral service will be recorded and made viewable at

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April 8, 1926 – November 10, 2013 It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of our Mom, Granny and Great Granny. Phyllis is lovingly remembered by her daughter Patti (Rick) Harper; son Bob (Lorraine) Turnell; grandchildren Michael (Tammie) Skrove, Lori (Ray) Sison, Trent Turnell; 5 great grandchildren; sister Dorothy Marsh; and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her son David Turnell. Phyllis was born and raised in Ladner, BC and moved to Kelowna, BC in 1970 where she passed away peacefully with family by her side. She lived life with joy and enthusiasm. Phyllis enjoyed curling, gardening, knitting, books and online socializing. She was always ready to share a story or a joke. Phyllis was a lifetime member and Past President of the Branch 26 Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary. A Private Family Gathering will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting, 250-860-7077.

HNATYSHYN, JOHN 1922 – 2013 John Hnatyshyn passed away peacefully on November 17, 2013 while being comforted by his only daughter, Diane. He was predeceased by his father Max, mother Mary, and four sisters Kay, Rose, Anne and Jewel. John was also predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Anne. He is survived by his only daughter, Diane (Bill) Holloway. John will be missed by his many friends and relatives and especially his Best Bud, Jack. John proudly served his country from 1942 to 1945 as a member of the Winnipeg Grenadiers stationed in the Aleutian Islands. He married Anne on June 15, 1946 in Saskatoon, SK, and began his lifelong career with The Canadian Pacific Railway. Upon his retirement, they moved to Kelowna, BC. In honouring John’s request, no Memorial Service will be held. He will be laid to rest in the Family Niche next to his wife. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting, 250-860-7077.

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MCILWAINE, BRIAN Brian passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at the age of 73. Survived by his loving wife, Thelda of 32 years; one daughter, Janice Lonnquist (Soren) of Abbotsford; three sons, Glen McIlwaine of Langley, Ian McIlwaine (Margita) of Squamish, Ken Forbes (Elaine) of Revelstoke; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Brian was a past Master of the Masonic Lodge. No service by request. Donations may be made to the Masonic Hall, 1564 Pandosy St., Kelowna, BC V1Y 1P4.

TINGSTAD, LORNE ELMER July 17, 1935 - November 18, 2013 Lorne was born in Valleyview Alberta, but moved to Vancouver Island when he was young. His life-long career as a logger saw him live in many towns in the East Kootenay Trench and he and his family eventually settled in Westbank in 1972 where he spent the remainder of his years. Lorne loved spending life in the outdoors, especially if it involved fishing or hunting and was certainly more at home in the bush than in any city. His life long skills as a precision logger also came in handy when, in his later years, he took on the role of “neighbourhood logger” of Pineridge Place. Lorne will be greatly missed by his wife of 57 years, Doreen, his children Ron (Ruth), Julie Hughes (Mick), Kerry (Sheila), Brent (Lori) and his grandchildren, Michael, Andrew, Matthew, Laura, Colby, Ken, Nolan and Jamie, as well as his many brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and friends. Service will be held Saturday November 23 @ 1:30pm at the Emmanuel Church in Westbank. The family gives their heart felt thanks to Dr. Verster and all of the Lorne’s loving caregivers at Cottonwoods and Brookhaven. Lorne loved all of you. In lieu of flowers, donations to Brookhaven or Cottonwoods are greatly appreciated.

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Lost & Found

Business Opportunities

Here are a few tips to help you: *USE A KEYWORD- Start your ad with the item you have for sale or for Rental Ads -start with the area of town or the amount of bedrooms. *BE DESCRIPTIVE. Give customers a reason to respond. The more information you provide the better the response. *ABBREVIATIONS - Always use the standard- don’t try to make them up as this can cause confusion. Ask your classified rep to help you with these standard abbreviations. *INCLUDE PRICE - this will avoid unnecessary calls. *WAY TO RESPOND TO ADVERTISEMENT- Always Include a phone number or email address. ********CALL TO PLACE YOUR AD TODAY!****

LOST fixed female cat black with silver stripes answers to “Pandora” She has a kink in her tail as well. Boucherie/Gellatly area 3 weeks ago. Call 1778-480-3552, 250-306-0740


Childcare Available


LOST Orange Tabby cat last Sat Nov.16 with tattoo.Black mtn area. Call (250)979-8088 LOST: Short haired, black tabby cat named Pandora. Lost on Boucherie Rd. around Oct. 25. She is fixed and has a kink in her tail. Call: 250-452-9399


Vacation Spots Mexican Beach Hideaway Special snowbird rates.

Children DAYCARE spot available in Rutland. 6 years experience. First aid and food safe. Call 250-718-1291.

While we try to ensure all advertisements appearing in the Kelowna Capital News are placed by reputable businesses with legitimate offers, we do caution our readers to undertake due diligence when answering any advertisement, particularly when the advertiser is asking for monies up front. Refund Policy Our ads are non-refundable when booked for less than 4 weeks (12 issues), when cancelling a 4 week ad you will be refunded in weekly increments only, calculated at the appropriate discount level. Refunds not available for 1/2 price promotion.

Lost & Found FOUND: Alpina 5.4 Mountain Bike near Quigley School. Call: 250-763-3877 FOUND: Black/Brown Men’s Leather Jacket in the office of the SLR (Society for Learning in Retirement) at 1434 Graham Ave. around May 2013. Also, at our Open House on September 7th, 2013 a Lady’s Black Lined Short Sports Jacket. We’d like to find the owners. Call: 250-448-1203 to identify.

Education/Trade Schools

Childcare Wanted CHILDCARE WANTED Experienced, reliable child care provider required for a 2 1/2yr old, West Bank, Saturdays only. Must have first aid, references required. 250-8085307.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Van Kam’s Group of Companies requires Highway linehaul Owner Operators based in our Kelowna terminal for runs throughout BC and Alberta. Applicants must have winter and mountain, driving experience/ training. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee benefits package.

To join our team of professional drivers, email a detailed resume, current driver’s abstract & details of your truck to: Call 604-968-5488 Fax: 604-587-9889 Only those of interest will be contacted. Van-Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility.

Help Wanted

We are seeking a HR professional with industrial relations experience to provide a full range of support to the operations division of the organization. A knowledge of the Forest industry is an asset. The successful candidate will have excellent administration skills including, good communication, and interpersonal skills, be well organized; able to prioritize; exercise good judgment; make decisions and recommendations in a timely manner and have the ability to apply polices and procedures with consistency and confidence. Salary commensurate with experience. If this describes you please forward your resume to Aspen Planers PO Box 160, Merritt, BC V1K 1B8 Or by Fax (250) 315-4237 Attention: Surinder Momrath No later than Monday Nov 25, 2013 We thank all applicants who apply but only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Education/Trade Schools

Help Wanted

BC Classified Pagination Centre, Kelowna, BC We are looking for a part-time production person.


Help Wanted

Classified Paginator

Tired of working for an idiot? Earn big money, have free time. Call: 250-764-4404


Education/Trade Schools

Help Wanted

• Streamline Technologies, a division of Arrow Transportation Inc, has an opening for a senior software developer to work in their Kamloops headquarters. • Streamline develops and integrates operational and ¿nancial services for the transportation industry. As the company is migrating towards cloud based solutions we are looking for an expert developer in client-server and web based solutions to complement our existing team. • We are currently developing a cloud based modular Àeet management solution that includes all the experience we have from our ¿rst generation, using GPS, Cellular, Satellite, Tablets, Google Maps, and more. Streamline offers excellent bene¿ts and a competitive base salary. If this interests you please send resume in con¿dence to: Lisa Savage, Director of People Systems Fax: (250) 314-1750, email:

This position requires an individual who has a proven track record with InDesign and Adobe, while also quick to learn industry specific software. If you pride yourself on your commitment to quality work, creativity and excellent time-management skills, coupled with your ability to problem solve effectively and work under a deadline driven environment, we would love to hear from you. Black Press is Canada’s largest independent newspaper group with over 100 community, daily and urban papers located in BC, Alberta, Washington State, Hawaii and Ohio. Interested applicants may apply by letter, fax or email to:

Kelowna Capital News c/o Tessa Ringness 2495 Enterprise Way Kelowna, BC V1X 7K2 Fax: (250) 762-3220 Email: Closing date for submissions: Dec 13, 2013

Absolutely no phone calls please.

Are you into exercise, motivated and wanting some extra income? Capital News is looking for a person or persons with a reliable vehicle to deliver newspapers door to door in the Kelowna and Westside areas. Various sized routes on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Your papers would be dropped at your home early in the morning, and you would have the whole day to complete your deliveries. Work as much or as little as you want. To apply for this position, please call Capital News Circulation at 250-763-7575 and ask for Richard.

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools


Do you enjoy working with children? D E Early Childhood Educators not only teach c children, they aim to help children d develop good habits in learning and in life.

To learn more about diabetes, volunteer, advocate or donate, please contact :

Career Opportunities: Preschools O Strong Start Facilitators O Group Child Care Cruise Ships and Resorts O Supported Child Development



Interior (250) 762-9447

Help Wanted

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Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Help Wanted Farm Mechanic Wanted

O/O’s for Northwest US/CDN Lane

Monarch Transport (1975) Ltd. requires Owner Operators to run our Northwest USA/CDN Operation. (ID, WA, OR, BC, AB, SK) For more information please call Dana Gawne or Jim Pepper at 1-800-665-1232 Required immediately experienced Class 1 US drivers only. Must have US experience. We supply assigned trucks, company phones, US Medical, all picks and drops paid. Please fax resume with current clean abstract to 250-546-0600. No phone calls please.

Help Wanted

Coral Beach Farms is looking for a mechanic experienced in working with farm equipment. The position is Part Time from November – March, and Full Time from April – October. During the Full Time season hours will be 40+ hours per week, 6-7 days per week. Pay is dependent on level of experience and certification. Please forward resumes to:



• Labourers • Tradesmen • Class 1 Drivers


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While we try to ensure all advertisements appearing in the Kelowna Capital News are placed by reputable businesses with legitimate offers, we do caution our readers to undertake due diligence when answering any advertisement, particularly when the advertiser is asking for monies up front.

NEED SNOW REMOVAL PERSON. Call: 250-769-0194




Help Wanted

Help Wanted

HOLIDAY Park Resort has an immediate opening for a maintenance person $12 - $15/hour Need a mechanical aptitude and experience with pools, hot tubs, plumbing, electrical, carpentry and landscaping. Able to operate a bobcat. Please apply by email to: Attn: Ron. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest.

S. Sundher Orchard Ltd. 4381 Old Vernon Rd, Kelowna, BC Looking for farm worker, $10.25hr up to 40hrs/wk 6 days. Apple pruning, thinning, picking, cherry picking/sorting 2014. Ellison, Glenmore, Rutland area. 250-765-5267, davesand

Professional/ Management

Seasonal Farm Laborer

Seasonal Laborer positions at Coral Beach Farms Ltd., Lake Country. No experience necessary. Must have own transportation. Applicant must be capable of physically demanding work in all weather conditions. 6-7 days a week, 10-12 hours a day beginning approximately February 18th, 2014. Work includes, but is not limited to, tree planting, pruning and irrigation. Pay $10.25/hour. Apply by fax at 250-766-0813 or

ARE YOU EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DISTRESS? Relief is only a call away! call 250-979-4357 to set up your FREE consultation in Kelowna. Donna Mihalcheon CA, CIRP 33 years experience. BDO Canada Limited. Trustee in Bankruptcy. #200-1628 Dickson Avenue. Kelowna, BC V1Y 9X1

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WE are currently seeking a DISPATCHER for our highway division, in Salmon Arm BC this position provides a fast paced challenging work environment which demands attention to detail. The ideal applicant possesses strong written and verbal communication skills combined with verifiable experience in the transportation industry. Apply on line at, fax (250) 357-2009, or

Trades, Technical Automotive Journeyman Mechanic required in Kamloops Mon-Fri Send resume to service@valleyviewauto (250) 372-7333 CONCRETE Line Pump Operator required for concrete place and finish company. Rate of pay $19 to $23 per hour depending on experience. Email resume to or fax to 250-860-6603. To learn more about our company and what we do, go to our website at



Trades, Technical

Mind Body Spirit

HEAVY EQUIPMENT Technicians required for work in Fort McMurray. If you are interested in a balanced schedule, competitive wages and benefits please send your resume to: or fax to 1-780-986-7051. Kelowna Construction Company looking for carpenter. Knowledge of framing & foundations a must. Wage depends on experience. Call Darren at 250-215-0998 Wanted: Experienced Bob Cat Operators for snow removal this winter season. Also Loader & Plough Truck Operators, (hours vary). Must have valid BC Driver’s License. Leave voicemail at: 250-765-1699


Alternative Health A European Massage. Days/Evenings. New Kelowna number 250-878-8968, Kim

Mind Body Spirit $45/hr! Superior Massage. Knowledgeable Service. Voted #1 by Clients. Linda 862-3929


*TOTAL RELAXATION* Kelowna’s Best (250)-681-5675

ASIAN Massage. Two Ladies, Lovely Peaceful Setting $60/hour. Call (250)-317-3575 For Men: Massage $95., also waxing, grooming and skin care. Winfield 9-9 Daily. Alan 250-766-2048 THAI Massage. Totally relax & energize your body & mind. Open 7 days/wk 250-801-7188 Therapeutic Touch Massage Gentleman Relaxation Massage Call to Book. 778-363-5239


T R A N S F O R M AT I O N A L SPIRITUAL Life Coach. Beliefs, behaviours, relationships, results! Morningstar, (250)6892297 by appt.

Financial Services

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

Sales & Service Directory





• Decks • Stairs • Railings • Gates • Fencing & Repairs • Doors • Windows • Siding • Expert Painting & Drywall • Multi Trade Skills • References on Request

SEMI RETIRED interprovincially certified journeyman CARPENTER with time on his hands. Small jobs okay.






14.95 lin ft LAMINATE TOPS ....... starting at $14.95 LF NATURAL STONE ......starting at $59.00 SF 1 color Formica Calacatta Marble .........

1630 Innovation Dr. Kelowna, BC V1V 2Y5 P 250.765.3004 | F 250.491.1773

Natural Stone Surfaces All One Piece Laminate




BOOK YOUR FALL CLEAN UPS! Lawn Maintenance, Clean-ups, Pruning/Hedges, Rubbish Removal, Fertilizing, Aeration, Odd Jobs.

On select colors only | Installation available

Visit our showroom at THE AIRPORT BUSINESS PARK Monday - Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm Family owned & operated for over 40 years

Call 310-JIMS (5467)

Joe’s Moving Service “The Professionals”


Senior’s Specials Experience & Quality New Homes & Repaints Ceilings Bondable. Insurance Work Call Terry

• Local/long distance • Storage Available • No job too small • Free Estimates Call Joe Anytime 250-470-8194

250-863-9830 or 250-768-1098



Senior’s Specials Experience & Quality New Homes & Repaints Ceilings Bondable. Insurance Work Call Terry

250-863-9830 or 250-768-1098



Experienced, Reliable & Tidy. House Fires Suck! We also hang Christmas lights!


REFACE DON’T REPLACE 1/2 the cost of replacing Corian & Granite Designs. The Green Alternative.





Let the Tinman be your heating and A/C specialist this year.

Framing & Foundations Quality workmanship at reasonable rates. Free estimates

Call Wayne Sommerfeld for duct work, funace replacement, installation or HRV, heat pumps, A/C & gas FP.



• • • • •

Free estimate, BBB Member Over 30 years experience WCB and Liability coverage VISA and Mastercard accepted Final roof inspector available


3 rooms for $299 (2 coats any colour) Ceiling and trim extra

Price includes Cloverdale Premium Quality Paint NO PAYMENT Until Job Is Completed! 1.250.899.3163 ASK ABOUT OUR MAID SERVICE

RUBBISH REMOVAL RUBBISH REMOVAL Truck load of junk or yard waste loaded and hauled to the dump, ranging from $40-$60 per load + dump fees.

Call 250-763-7114




Get Featured!







Haul away all unwanted garbage materials. Discount for reusable items, we clean & reorganize bobcat, trailers + trucks. Call John or Joanne.


• Lawn Mowing • Maintenance • Pruning • Hedging • Roto Tilling • Bark Mulchers • Yard clean up available CALL TODAY





Bayside Plumbing & Gas Fitting

RYDER ROOFING LTD. Free estimates, senior discounts,

Qualified, reliable, bonded. Over 30 years exp. res./comm. service renovations, new installations, h/water tanks, dishwashers, washers, dryers. 250-317-2279

member of B.B.B. Fully insured, WCB coverage. All types of shingle roofing & torch on roofing systems. ‘From a hole in your roof to a whole new roof.’


FEATURE 3 rooms for $299 (2 coats any colour) Ceiling and trim extra



250-766-0898 250-808-4410

Price includes Cloverdale Premium Quality Paint




NO PAYMENT Until Job Is Completed!



Artistic Ceramics Custom tile setting. Travertine, marble, granite & ceramic. Decks, kitchen, baths. Guaranteed work.

Call 250-870-1009

No load too small • BARK MULCH • SAND • GRAVEL • YARD CLEAN-UP • JUNK REMOVAL LIGHT FLAT-DECK Nick Nixon - Trish Nebot Cell 250-862-0821 Office 250-765-2778


• Fences • Gates • Railings • Rollcages • Ornamental Iron Work • Aluminium • Stainless & Steel. Tube Bending Specialists.



sCapital Capital News News Thursday, Thursday,November November21, 21,2013 2013


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



Moving & Storage

Trucking/ Bull Dozing

AAA Best Rates Moving $59+. FLAT Rates long dist. Weekly trips BC/AB. 250-861-3400


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

Carpentry/ Woodwork RETIRED Carpenter. Decks, fences,windows,doors,siding, painting&drywall 250-870-8851 SEMI Retired Carpenter with time on his hands. Small Jobs Okay. Phone: (250)-863-6121

Chimney Services Evolution Chimney Cleaning, Experienced, Reliable & Tidy. Phone: 250-470-2522

Computer Services 12/7 A MOBILE COMPUTER TECH. Certified computer technician, virus removal, repairs, upgrades. Let me come to you. (250)-717-6520.

Contractors KSK Framing & Foundations. Quality workmanship at reas. rates. Free est. 250-979-8948

Countertops REFACE Countertops. 1/2 the Cost of Replacing. Granite & Corian Designs. 470-2235. REFACE Countertops. 1/2 the Cost of Replacing. Granite & Corian Designs. 470-2235. REFACE DON’T REPLACE 1/2 the Cost of Replacing

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


Electrical ALAN Dignam Electric. Resid/ Comm., Service Calls, Reno’s, Upgrades. Lic’d, Bonded & Insured. Alan: 250-808-6595

JOE’S MOVING Reasonable Rates, Fully Equip’d Trucks, Local-long Distance, Storage Available. No Job Too Small! Free Estimates. Call Joe Anytime at: 250-470-8194


2495 Enterprise Way. GREAT for the kids to draw on, puppy training, and packing for moving. CLEANER THAN NEWS PRINT! $1 + up. Talk to the girls in classifieds to purchase yours.


Painting & Decorating I.L. Painting & Decorating. Professional, Quality Paint, Int. & Ext., Commercial & Residential. Phone: 250-768-1848 WWW.PAINTSPECIAL.COM

(1) 250-899-3163

3 Rooms For $299, 2 Coats Any Colour

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


Floor Refinishing/ Installations

BAYSIDE Plumbing & Gas Fitting Service. H/W tanks. Qualified & Reliable. 250-317-2279

WE install carpet, lino, hardwood, laminate, also any repairs. Andreas 250-863-3402.

Roofing & Skylights

Garden & Lawn JIM’S MOWING Book a job at or call 310-JIMS(5467)

Hauling & Salvage ALLEY CAT. Haul away all unwanted garbage. John or Joanne 766-0895 or 808-4410 Alleycat Haul away unwanted garbage material. Call John 766-0898, Joannne 808-4410

Heat, Air, Refrig. A27 A27

GERMAN MASTER ROOFER. Free estimate. BBB Member Call Steffen, 250-863-8224

OK Roofing All repairs, maint., & re-roofs. Warranty on all work. Free Est., 878-1172 RYDER Roofing Ltd. ‘From a hole in your roof to a whole new roof.’ Call: 250-765-3191

Rubbish Removal 2 Girls One Truck Rubbish Removal. Truck load $40 - $60 + dump fees. 250-878-5210

TNT TRUCKING. No load too small. Junk removal, sand, gravel, etc. (250)862-0821 .

Pets & Livestock

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate


$500 & Under

Medical Supplies

Houses For Sale

MOFFAT 4yr old washer & dryer, $450/set. 250-769-3068 after 6pm.

WALK-IN TUBS & SHOWERS Kelowna Showroom 1048 Richter. Save $$! 1-866-4048827

Commercial/ Industrial

Free Items

ATTENTION The Capital News cannot be responsible for errors after the first day of publication of any advertisement. Notice of errors on the first day should immediately be called to the attention of the Classified Department to be corrected for the following edition.

A Healthy Senior Female Kitty needs an assisted living home to live out her retirement years. She is multi-colour, short-haired, adorable, loving, gentle spirited, loves the company of adult humans, but doesn’t favour the company of other pets. Her current caregivers will be out of country for several months, and must find a loving home for her before Christmas. She has all the kitty equipment she needs for a comfortable lifestyle. Please ask for Beth 250-860-1169




Husky/ Wolf cross. Ready to go. Blue eyes. Asking $500. (250)832-7625

Merchandise for Sale

Antiques / Vintage BUYER looking for Antiques. Clocks, Cast Iron items, Antique safes, piggy banks, Old wind up toys, Guns, Swords, Pocket watches, Tobacco memorabilia, Oak boxes, dental cabinets, WW1 and WW2 memorabilia, Hall trees, knives, coin collections old bills or anything unusual. Call Joe at 1-250-764-7595

Building Supplies Natural Wood Products Log Homes & Sidings, Cedar & Pine T&G, Decorative Shingles, Wood Flooring, Timbers & Beams. RBS Lumby, BC. 1-800960-3388

at the bay door in the front of the Kelowna Capital News. 2495 ENTERPRISE WAY Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays are the BEST days to get Pallets! Call (250)-763-7114

APPLE $175, Pine $100, 2/3 Cord Split & Dry. Free Delivery Kelowna. Call: 250-762-7541 BIRCH & FIR. Approx 16” & split, 2yrs seasoned, 1-2 cords or 1/2 cord. 250-317-1243 Dry Applewood, P/U load $150, Full Cord Split - $300, Not Split - $225, Green - $185. Serge: 250-215-9273 DRY Firewood. Delivered. Full size pick up. $120/load. Call Dave (778)-480-1173

Furniture OK ESTATES

Four Radial All Season Tires, 175/70/R13, M&S. Great Condition, $100. Phone: 250-765-2600

1960 Springfield Road 250-868-8108 TUES-SAT 10-5

$200 & Under 38” GVC TV with Cabinet & Stand, Good Working Cond., $150 OBO. (250)861-1818 4 Winter Tires, Altmax Arctic, 15’s. Have receipts. $200 obo. 250-763-7038 500lb. Scissor Lift Cart, Lift Range: 10.5-29”. Table size: 17.5x28”, $125, 250-717-1166 9” Beaver table saw with 2 table extensions & metal stand, $150. 250-860-5971 BLUE Lazyboy RECLINER. Like New. $175 Call (250)-765-6104

IPHONE CASE Brand new, never used waterproof, shock proof, mudproof, phone case for Iphone 4S or 5. Cost $80.00. Asking $15.00. 250-549-1489 or text 250-3068489 for details.


Quality Used Home Furnishings

TURNTABLE. $45. 250-7690194

ATTENTION The Capital News cannot be responsible for errors after the first day of publication of any advertisement. Notice of errors on the first day should immediately be called to the attention of the Classified Department to be corrected for the following edition.

Store closing 30 to 50% off all in store merchandise including machinery and store fixtures,windows, doors, kit. cab., paint etc. Happy Harry’s Liquidations, 5201 27th St., Vernon, 250-549-7099

$100 & Under

H’D’ Calculator. $35. 250-7690194

Misc. for Sale

XMAS COMPANY COMING BRAND NEW QUEEN SET $200. Still in plastic, mfg. warranty. 250.870.2562

Heavy Duty Machinery

While we try to ensure all advertisements appearing in the Kelowna Capital News are placed by reputable businesses with legitimate offers, we do caution our readers to undertake due diligence when answering any advertisement, particularly when the advertiser is asking for monies up front. Refund Policy Our ads are non-refundable when booked for less than 4 weeks (12 issues), when cancelling a 4 week ad you will be refunded in weekly increments only, calculated at the appropriate discount level. Refunds not available for 1/2 price promotion.

Misc. Wanted

SCRAP PAPPY Will pay cash for oversized scrap steel, cats, yarders, saw mill equipment, farm equipment, etc., All insurance in place to work on your property. 250-260-0217.

Medical Supplies

Local Coin Collector Buying Collections, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins etc 250-863-3082 PURCHASING old Canadian & American coin collections & accumulations. 250-548-3670 RECORDS Wanted, Pandosy Books #138-1889 Springfield Rd. nr. Bulk Foods, 861-4995

Mobile Homes & Parks EXCLUSIVE SRI Executive Home & Lot packages available in Treasure View Estates. Secluded view lots in this age 55+ park. Complete turn key pricing with occupancy possible before Christmas Call 1-866-766-2214 or visit Lake Country Modular Homes 515 Beaver Lake Rd. Kelowna

Mr. Mobile Home Certified Factory Outlet. Featuring SIERRAS family community, or single and multi-section homes for your property. 250-769-6614 ********YOU CAN OWN!******* Brand new 3BR,2Bath home for under $950/mo. O.A.C. Drywall & 6 appls incl. Free panoramic view. Turn key. Call Accent Homes, 250-769-6614

Other Areas 250sq.m. lot in the Northern PHILIPPINES. Call for details: 250-769-9019

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 2bd, 1bath ground level apartment with insuite lndry. Close to Costco, bus & all amens. Female UBCO student looking for female roommate, $450/m. hydro included. Avail immed. Phone: 250-212-0001 2bdrm condo for rent across from college, $1050/mo., NS, NP, avail Dec.1, 250-215-6758 2Bdrm 1.5 bath insuite laundry across from OK college $975 NS. NP. Recent reno’s (250)808-4022 DISTRESS SALES Bank Foreclosures. Free List Of Court Order Sales. Receive Free Computerized Print out. www.ForeclosureKelowna Royal Lepage


THE Lagoons: 2bdrm, 2bath, lakeview, avail immed, nonsmoking, no pets, $1500/mo. + utils. Call: 250-862-3220

Houses For Sale

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Want current value to sell your property? For professional info call Grant, Premiere Canadian Properties at (250)-862-6436 FREE EVALUATION.

For Sale By Owner

Fruit & Vegetables

Fruit & Vegetables

KITCHEN Table w/leaf & 4 chairs. Excellent cond., $175. Call 250-862-2578

TILE Setter. Artistic Ceramics. Custom tile setting. Call (250)870-1009

Princess Auto Electric Snow Thrower, 60ft cord, bought last year. $125. 250-764-9242

Home Improvements

Tree Services

$400 & Under

Fresh From the Fields 3 rooms for $299! Price incls. Cloverdale Premium Quality Paint. NO PAYMENT until the job is completed! Free Est. (1) 250-899-3163

111ALL Exterior Hedge & Tree Service. Insured, For a free quote call Dave: 250-212-1716

ANTIQUE Cedar chest. Nice detailing on ext. Good cond., $400. 250-764-9242

“Local Produce at Your Doorstep”

Garage Sales

Garage Sales

To place an the Kelowna Capital News

7200 Sq.Ft. Coverall shelter with 600 sq.ft. enclosed office trailer. Fenced on 1/2 acre with power, water and sewer. Zoned Heavy Industrial including auto wrecking. Up to two acres available. Central Westside location. 250-769-7424

FOR LEASE 1000 sq.ft. Office Trailer fully serviced on fenced 1/2 acre. Zoned Heavy Industrial Including Auto Wrecking. $3000 triple net incl. Fenced 1/2 acre service industrial lot available. Central Westside Location. will build to suit. 250-769-7424

High visible high traffic location dense population area, very affordable rent, many upgrades to the building 3413 30th Ave. Ken 250-851-6240

Hwy 97 North, 2000sqft. of Indus. Area with overhead door & hoist w/ secure, compounded yard & compounded yard with cameras, 250-765-3295

Duplex / 4 Plex

SPACIOUS 2bdrm, NS, incl’s 5 appliances, $925 + DD, Avail Dec. 15. Phone: 250-769-6515

Homes for Rent

2BDRM house on ORCHARD. Close to schools, bus route & shopping, $1000/mo. + utils. Avail Immed. (250)870-3294

2BDRMS on orchard, 2 appls w/d, carport for one car.Working person preferred no parties $750/mo+ utils (250)861-4111

3bdrm front of house, 1281 Pheasant St. Close to all ammens, $1300 + utils, NS, NP, Avail Dec. 1, 250-470-7291

3BD Upper House. Near DT. $1150+utils. NS Avail Dec1st. 1396 Highland Dr. Reference’s Required Call 250-863-5270

4bdrm, 2bath in Capri area, NS, NP, $1350/mo. + hydro. Phone: 778-214-6789

AVAIL Immed. Rutland North. 5bd, 2.5bth, dbl gar., wrkshop, suite dwn, $2100/mo+utils. Call 250-575-4366

Beautiful new home for rent in the lakes in Winfield. Incl all appliances, f/p, a/c, 2 car garage, 4 brdms, 2 full baths, fully land scaped, $1675 incl until. 250-550-4096

RUTLAND Carriage house suitable for single working person. 600 sq. ft. $650/mo All inclusive. Call (250)491-0057

For Sale By Owner

250-763-7114 TO BOOK YOUR AD


Kitchen Cabinets Kitchen & Bathroom Renovations. GEMINI BATHS: 250862-6991


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T13-096 Commissioning Authority Services – Public Safety Building Sealed proposals clearly marked on the outside of the envelope with the words “T13-096 Commissioning Authority Services – Public Safety Building” will be received at the Office of the City Clerk, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna, BC up until 3pm, Local Time, December 12, 2013. The Request for Proposal (RFP) will not be opened publicly. The City reserves the right to reject any or all responses, to waive defects in any bid or tender documents and to accept any tender or offer which it may consider to be in the best interest of the City. The lowest or any tender or offer will not necessarily be accepted. RFP documents may be obtained at no charge from the City of Kelowna website or from the City of Kelowna Purchasing Branch, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna BC V1Y 1J4.

T13-089 Adams Reservoir UV Facility Sealed tenders, clearly marked on the outside of the envelope with the words “T13-089 Adams Reservoir UF Facility” will be received at the office of the City Clerk, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna, BC up until 3 PM, Local Time, December 12, 2013. Tenders will be opened publicly at that time.

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There is a non-mandatory site meeting on November 27, 2013 at 10 am PST at the Adams Reservoir, 455 Rockview Lane, Kelowna, BC. The City reserves the right to reject any or all tenders, to waive defects in any bid or tender documents and to accept any tender or offer which it may consider to be in the best interest of the City. The lowest bid or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. Tender documents may be obtained at no charge from the City of Kelowna website or from the City of Kelowna Purchasing Branch, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna BC V1Y 1J4.


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While we try to ensure all advertisements appearing in the Kelowna Capital News are placed by reputable businesses with legitimate offers, we do caution our readers to undertake due diligence when answering any advertisement, particularly when the advertiser is asking for monies up front. Refund Policy Our ads are non-refundable when booked for less than 4 weeks (12 issues), when cancelling a 4 week ad you will be refunded in weekly increments only, calculated at the appropriate discount level. Refunds not available for 1/2 price promotion.

There is a viewing on November 22, 2013 from 1-3 pm at 1079 Curtis Road, Kelowna, BC. The City reserves the right to reject any or all tenders, to waive defects in any bid or tender documents and to accept any tender or offer which it may consider to be in the best interest of the City. The lowest bid or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. Tender documents may be obtained at no charge from the City of Kelowna website or from the City of Kelowna Purchasing Branch, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna BC V1Y 1J4.

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Sealed tenders, clearly marked on the outside of the envelope with the words “T13-104 Sale of Curtis Road Barn” will be received at the office of the City Clerk, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna, BC up until 3 PM, Local Time, December 3, 2013. Tenders will be opened publicly at that time.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is herby given that Creditors and others having claims against the ESTATE of ROBERT GEORGE BRUMMITT, formerly of #108-1920 Richter Street, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 2N2, Deceased, who died October 2, 2013, are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned EXECUTOR, c/o John McCormack 932 Skeena Drive, Kelowna, B.C.,V1V 2B2 on or before December 16, 2013, after which date the Estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have that have been received. JOHN McCORMACK, Executor.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: ESTATE OF Ivy Vivian Storgaard, otherwise known as Ivy V. Storgaard, I.V. Storgaard, Ivy Storgaard and I. Storgaard, Deceased, formerly of The Village At Mill Creek, 1450 Sutherland Ave, Rm 402, Kelowna, British Columbia, V1Y 5Y5. Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Ivy Vivian Storgaard, are hereby notified under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executors at 1430 Stewart Place, Port Coquitlam, BC, VC3 2N9, on or before December 14, 2013, after which date the Executors will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executors then have notice. Lenard Erling Storgaard and Melvin Douglas Storgaard, Executors, Attention: Lenard Storgaard, telephone: (604) 941-9316.

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Alternate fuel firm sets up shop in Kelowna T he natural gas industry continues to gain momentum with ever-increasing political and consumer interest. Agility Fuel Systems has opened a new assembly facility at 100-2092 Enterprise Way (the former Crown packing plant) in Kelowna. Agility is the leading designer and producer of alternative fuel storage and delivery systems for heavy duty trucks, buses, and specialty vehicles. Agility was created by the merger of two companies— FABs, a U.S. company, with expertise in compressed natural gas and liquid natural gas fuel storage systems, and Enviromechs, a local Canadian company with an industry-leading engineering expertise in alternative fuel vehicles. Agility’s systems can be fuelled by compressed and li-


Maxine DeHart quid natural gas, as well as hydrogen and other alternative fuels used by thousands of heavy duty trucks and buses with a proven track record for economy and reliability. I was given a tour of the new Kelowna plant and it was an exceptional experience to see what this company is producing. Agility provides advice, engineering, installation support and after-market service. The company also manufactures portable refuelling stations used to transport and deliver CNG, hydrogen and other industrial gases. Agility has contracts all

over North America with customer and service center training. Barry Engle is the CEO of Agility and the former CEO of Ford Canada. Locally, Todd Sloan is the vice-president, engineering; Adam Robertson, vice president, operations; Chris Forsberg, chief design engineer; Randy Isaak, plant manager; and Jay Lundquist, production supervisor. Kevin Bourdin has purchased the two Booster Juice outlets in Kelowna at KLO and Gordon and Capri Centre, and a third in West Kelowna at Governor’s Landing. Booster Juice strives to use fresh, healthy products and their goal is to make sure their guests have a great experience with exceptional customer service. They serve freshly squeezed juices with a featured special smoothie every month,


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KEVIN Bourdin is the new owner of the three Booster Juice outlets in Kelowna and West Kelowna. along with Paninis and wraps for both breakfast and lunch. Wednesdays features a promo consisting of a one ounce wheat grass shot for only $1.25 or a double shot for $3.69. Matt Coates is the operations manager. Open Monday to Saturday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mitch Michel, formerly with Princess Auto, has moved on and is now the tower operator for the Kelowna Chrysler service department. Call him at 250-718-3074  Moni Schiller and her Nuttier Than A Fruitcake business team celebrates their 10th season this year. In 2003, she started selling fruitcakes to friends and acquaintances and by 2005 her fruitcakes were being sold in a number of stores. Because her Nuttier Than A Fruitcake Facebook page has taken off and her online sales have

increased, she is getting ever closer to her goal of becoming solely an online mail order business. But for now, her fabulous fruitcakes are still available locally at Discover Wines, Quality Greens and Okanagan Artisan Bakery. The fruitcakes are absolutely delicious and whether you like fruitcake or not, you will like these. Check out the website or email   Bruce Landry has opened Secret Hair Affair at 101-1289 Ellis St. (beside the Kelowna Community Food Bank).  Landry has 30 years of experience in the hair industry as an advanced color technician. His passion started out with him being a colour apprentice under the guidance of Charles Booth, owner of La Coupe in Toronto, with salons in Montreal and New York. Landry

has travelled and worked in London, San Francisco, New York, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, along with doing magazine and movie location work. He was voted top colourist by Elle Canada Magazine. His approach to hair colour is to create a natural, believable look to enhance a client’s skin tone, eye colour and life style. For a consultation call 250-860-0400.    Laura Pelletier is the owner/operator of Kwikfit 4u Whole Body Vibration Equipment in West Kelowna. Kwikifit specializes in chronic conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, chronic pain, nerve conditions, weight issues, arthritis, circulation for blood and lymphatic and prevention of disease. Pelletier offers free consultations and body vibration machine try-outs. She advise her clients to initial-

ly talk to their doctor before using the WBV program. Call 250-769-5552 or email The website is Last month Hiilite, a brand expression studio, was launched in Kelowna at 450 Bernard Ave. Hiilite represents a restructuring and rebranding of a company that has been serving western Canada clients out of Kelowna for 10 years, including the B.C. Innovation Council, Women’s Enterprises Centre, Accelerate Okanagan and Kamloops Innovation. Their restructuring puts Hiilite on a path for growth as a partnership of marketing professionals while their rebranding speaks to the multiple layers and crossmedia nature of their services.

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out the play, nothing will. Theatre Kelowna Society presents a Paddy Malcolm English pantomime adapted and directed by Christine A. Daley of Cinderella and the Silver Twig. The evening shows start at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and matinee shows at 2 p.m. Nov. 23, 24, 30 and Dec. 1. Tickets available at www.selectyourtickets. com or 250-762-5050 (adults $20, children $10 and family pack for $49).

To lead delivery of these services, Sehra Fritch, with over 15 years of experience in the industry, has been appointed as director of Hiilite Events. Call 1-888-3033444 (5). If starring roles for myself and fellow city councillor Gerry Zimmermann in a performance of Cinderella and the Silver Twig does not entice you to come check

The “itty-bitty” parts for Gerry will be showcased at the Nov. 23 and 29 performances, and you can see me in the Nov. 30 production. We both will be trying on Cinderella’s lost shoe and we’ve already had one rehearsal. And yes, Gerry will be wearing a dress! My character will be named Lady Maxine of DeHart and Gerry’s is Lady Geraldine of the Hose. Casa Sasso Italian Foodbar, owned by Chef

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Fourteen years ago following my own coronary attack I decided to follow the research of Dr. Linus Pauling, Professor Williams Stehbens and Dr. Sydney Bush and take high doses of vitamin C plus lysine. I am turning 90 soon and I am glad I did! 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. Dr. Linus Pauling, two-time Nobel Prize winner, claimed it takes a mere 10 milligrams of vitamin C to prevent scurvy, but several thousand to prevent heart attack. Dr. William Stehbens, Professor of Anatomy at Auckland University in New Zealand emphasized that coronary arteries are under more pressure than any other arteries in the body. They’re under constant pressure while the heart beats 100,000 times every 24 hours, or 37 million times a year, and 2.2 billion times if you live to 70 years of age. Without sufficient vitamin C and lysine this constant pounding causes minute cracks in collagen, resulting in blood clots and possible death, or a weakened artery can break, causing a stroke.

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Monday to Saturday. For more info call manager June Foreman at 250765-7838 It’s already been one year since Shilo Verhaegan opened Ashbury Bridal Couture and the business has far surpassed her expectations. The shop, located at 1619 Ellis St., is a unique boutique that specializes in consignment of bridal, grad and long formal wear, along with accessories. She believes in letting something shine for a second time. It saves a lot of money and is also great for the environment. Call 250-469-2371 or Facebook Ashbury Bridal Couture. Watch for the Splash of Red Gala at The Bay in Orchard Park Shopping Centre on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $10, with $2 going towards Look Good Feel Better and $8 is redeemable off your cosmetics and fragrance purchase. There will be lots of door prizes, gifts and demonstrations, along with a fashion show. For tickets and to reserve call 1-250-8602483 (313, 317, or 320).   Babes, Baubles and Bevies, a fun evening of socializing and shopping in support of brain injury education and prevention is a fundraiser hosted by BrainTrust Canada on Thursday, Dec. 5, from


Dr. Sydney Bush, an English researcher, has now proven that vitamin C and lysine can reverse atherosclerosis. Bush took retinal photographs, then started his patients on high doses of vitamin C and lysine. One year later new pictures showed atherosclerosis had regressed in retinal arteries. Now you can take the right combination of vitamin C and lysine in a powder form I developed called Medi-C Plus™.

Gabriella Sasso and her business partner Pierfelice Franchi at 426 Bernard Ave., celebrating their first anniversary in business this month. They’re inviting the public to one of the most exciting culinary traditions of Italy called L’Aperitivo, a way to socialize, get to know each other and enjoy some delicious food as a thank-you for the support their business has received in the past year. L’Aperitivo will take place Wednesday, Nov. 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. You must call and RSVP first at 778-484-7565 or email casasassofoodbar@ Big thanks to Jean Picklyk, service delivery manager at Kelowna International Airport on her exceptional service. She was instrumental in helping to find a lost pendant belonging to a Kelowna passenger who had already landed in Edmonton before she realized it was missing. The MCC Thrift Shop in Rutland, 125 Roxby Rd., will host its 3d annual art auction. The popularity of this event has prompted them to extend it for Nov. 25 to 30. Partial proceeds will support their volunteer youth at risk for any education endeavour they may undertake. Featuring originals from Diaz, E. Luthie, Tzeuguey, Stapleton, and Horvath. Thrift shop hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,

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BUSINESS DeHart from A30 5 to 7 p.m., at 11-368 Industrial Ave. Local vendors will donate a portion of their sales to BrainTrust Canada as well as the United Way and includes wine tasting, appetizers, door prizes and entertainment. Tickets are only $15 and are pre-sold online through or at the BrainTrust office or call Magda Kapp at 250-762-3233 (115). I have attended this function in the past and it is a great evening.   Florenda Pickett and Angela O’Brien, of Esteem Lingerie at 38-2475 Dobbin Rd. in West Kelowna, plant to host a bra decorating contest. Pull out your creativity for anything goes in this contest, with the entries to be displayed at the store during the holiday season. Entries must be received by Dec. 7. The winning bra entry prize is a $100 gift certificate and voting is by customer choice from Dec.8 to 31. If you don’t have a bra to decorate but want to participate in the contest, ask for one from Esteem Lingerie’s “Dead Bra Box.” Call 250-768-0171 or email  The Salvation Army is in need of more Christmas Kettle volunteers to sign up for two hour shifts this season. If you can help, call Allison White at 250-8602329 (33) or email Kevin Wostradowski, with the Okanagan chapter of the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise, has a unique

event happening on Wednesday, Nov. 27. CAFÉ Okanagan will host a halfday workshop on the personal advisory group experience. Jim Reger, the author of CAFÉ Canada’s PAG manual will be in Kelowna to conduct the workshop from 9 a.m. with lunch included. Registration cost is $45 for CAFÉ members and $60 for non-members. To register go to or email Kevin at    The Rutland United Church Women Christmas Bake and craft sale is Saturday, Nov. 30, at Rutland United Church, 1370 Rutland Rd. North. Pancake breakie is from 8 to 11 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to go along with the many bake and craft tables. I will not be writing a column next week. See you on Dec. 5. Birthdays of the week: Happy 60th Linda Comeau, retired from RBC (Nov. 27); happy 35th Rosie Breault, Keenfit/Weight Watchers (Nov. 22); Barry Gerding, managing editor, Capital News ( Nov. 21); Dave Hamilton (Nov. 21); Mike Krevesky (Nov. 21); Kevin Crowell, Re/Max (Nov. 22); Barry Brandon (Nov. 24); Gary Wahowski (Nov. 25); Hugh Fitzpatrick (Nov. 26); Reg Henry, Kelly O’s (Nov. 27); Dr. Mike Shepherd (Nov. 29).  Maxine DeHart is a Kelowna city councillor and a local hotelier. Phone her at 250-979-4546, fax 250-860-3173, email



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Local students who want to see change had the eyes and ears of several of the community’s most influential decisionmakers Wednesday morning. The third annual West Kelowna Mayor’s Youth Forum took place at Mount Boucherie Senior Secondary. Local politicians, social workers, teachers and students put their heads together for the two-hour breakfast event to discuss the issues affecting young people. Round table discussions focused on four major topics: Youth safety and security, transportation throughout the community, youth recognition and celebration and communication between the District of West Kelowna and School District 23. Grade 11 MBSS student James Gabriel said

the annual event is an important one for youth to have their voices heard. “We had good communication today,” said Gabriel. “I think it’s really good because it included the youth who think things need to be improved and then it (included) the people who can make those improvements.” Gabriel said a lot of strong ideas came out of his table’s discussion at the event, including the implementation of a community awards ceremony for youth, which would recognize achievements other than athletic skills and academic grades. He added the district would likely be able to better connect with students if they had a smartphone app that sent relevant information directly to students’ phones. Other students commented on the need to increase security at bus


GRADE 11 Mount Boucherie Senior Secondary student James Gabriel speaks about ways to improve communication between the district and students Wednesday morning at the third annual West Kelowna Mayor’sYouth Forum. stops, the unreliability of public transit and the lack of mental health resources in their schools. West Kelowna Mayor Doug Findlater began Wednesday’s forum by giving the crowd a list of steps the district has already taken to provide

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WEST KELOWNA MAYOR Doug Findlater speaks to students at the West Kelowna Mayor’sYouth Forum Wednesday.

some of the things youth have been asking for over the years, including: CNR Wharf improvements, an RCMP school liaison officer, preliminary work on a new skatepark and 2014 RapidBus transit with new bus exchanges. Findlater said the lack of mental health services on the Westside is an issue the district has heard about several times, from various groups. “We’ve heard from Joanne Konnert and the health centre report that we need better mental health service; we’ve heard from Elizabeth Fry Society and their study of women’s services; now we’ve heard from the youth community,” said Findlater. “This is not a service provided by West Kelowna, nor should it be…but

I think we have to go to work and start lobbying for a position through the provincial government.” He noted communication has been one of the toughest issues to deal with. “It’s difficult getting the word out…the website is there, lots of media releases, we have a Twitter account and a Facebook account,” said Findlater. “There’s some obligation on the part of the general public and the general youth population to seek the information out. I think that’s what we have to work on as well: Telling people where they can go for information. And then they better go get it if they want to know what’s going on.” Twitter: @PatersonWade











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Extreme makeovers for local women Wade Paterson June Swenson used to hold her left hand in front of her mouth when she spoke, to prevent people from seeing her teeth. During her interview with Capital News, her hand habitually moves in front of her mouth from time to time. Almost instantly, she realizes what she’s doing, drops her hand and smiles. Swenson and Ginette Wheeler were recipients of a “Sensei-tional Makeover” earlier this year, and have spent about five months receiving various treatments and services provided by several local businesses. Wheeler said she first read about the contest in her staff room at work. “My roots are a smalltown country girl…before (moving to West Kelowna), I used to be able to go

to the cornerstone in my pyjamas,” said Wheeler. “I just felt like I was a good candidate—I had some things I could (use) help with.” After seeing the contest details on a message board, Swenson asked a friend whether or not she should enter. “My friend said, ‘You’re the kindest, nicest person I’ve ever known. You’re always doing things for everybody else and I’ve never seen you do anything for yourself. Yes you should enter.’,” said Swenson. “So I started my essay out with that, and I told about how I overcame mental abuse in my life…I didn’t have the money to go to the gym…I didn’t smile anymore because my teeth were so bad.” Swenson and Wheeler were selected out of 38 entries by a panel of five

judges who were not associated with the businesses involved in the makeover. “I got off the phone and I just started to cry,” said Swenson. “Then I jumped up and down with joy—I couldn’t believe it.” The extreme makeovers included tens of thousands of dollars of services and products provided by: WestK Hair Salon and Spa, Bella Vita Boutique, Esteem Lingerie, Sensei Laser and Vein Rejuvenation, Ab-stract Fitness, Kwikfit, Okanagan Smiles Dentistry, Jigsaw Clothing, and Lorraine Richmond Leadership Coaching. “It’s been a full 360-degree makeover. It’s not just outside, it’s inside,” said Swenson. She explained leadership coaching has boosted her self-esteem, dentistry work has improved her oral health and she’s now

motivated to continue going to the gym on a regular basis. “I never thought I would say this, but I’m actually going to start training for a run next year, as long as the doctor (permits it).” Wheeler has similar sentiments about the process. “My self-esteem wasn’t bad to begin with, but it’s so much better now,” said Wheeler. “I’m a mother; I’m a role model. I have 19- and 18-year-old daughters, so I need to have a positive outlook. When you don’t feel good about yourself, I think, as a mother, you don’t realize how that affects your children.” A grand reveal gala event was held at The Cove in West Kelowna last Saturday, where Swenson and Wheeler’s before and after pictures were shown. Proceeds from the event went to the

June Swenson before

June Swenson after

Ginette Wheeler before

Ginette Wheeler after




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GINETTE WHEELER (left) and June Swenson were the recipients of a “Sensei-tional Makeover,” which included varoius treatments and services provided by several West Kelowna and Kelowna businesses. Kelowna Women’s Shelter. Although the makeover process is complete, Wheeler and Swenson said they both plan to keep going to the gym and continuing with the healthy habits the contest instilled. “I have no intentions of going back,” said Swenson.

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West Kelowna requesting qualifications for new civic centre The District of West Kelowna has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) from proponents interested in designing and building the West Kelowna Civic Centre Project in Westbank Centre. The RFQ is expected to result in the creation of a shortlist of up to three proponents, who will be asked to take part in a Request for Proposals (RFP) process, expected to begin in early 2014.

The district currently operates offices out of 2760 Cameron Road—a community hall at the Mount Boucherie Complex—as well as offices on Elliott Road and Bartley Road. In 2012, an architectural firm was hired to review the current office space and analyze future requirements. The study found that the current facility was at capacity.

The district conducted a market sounding exercise beginning in March, inviting stakeholders in the community to respond to a series of considerations for the development of the Municipal Hall/ Civic Centre. On June 18, council agreed that options for a future civic centre be investigated in the Westbank area of the municipality. Through the RFQ

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process, the municipality is seeking to find the best qualified proponents to take part in the RFP, which will have the following goals and objectives: • Provide interior workspace that promotes increased performance, efficiency and comfort in a cost-effective and efficient way • Promote a civic and commercial centre for West Kelowna

• Reinforce the land use, growth management and economic development goals of the district • Communicate the civic nature of any new building, and underscore the appropriate role of government in the District of West Kelowna • Provide economic development opportunities for other commercial and residential development • Generally adhere to the design guidelines associ-

ated with the DWK Official Community Plan and Westbank Centre Revitalization Plan. The District of West Kelowna will also take into account the following criteria when evaluating potential sites: • Sufficient size • Access (walking, transit, parking) • Site condition (environmental) • Neighbourhood impact and public acceptance

• Ownership • Proximity to other commercial and civic facilities • Time frame to secure site • Other factors identified during the evaluation process. The deadline for submissions in the RFQ phase is 2 p.m. on Dec. 11. The RFQ document is available on the district’s website,, under Business/ Bid Opportunities.

Community asked to weigh in on new West Kelowna zoning bylaw A new zoning bylaw is in the works at the District of West Kelowna and council is seeking input regarding changes that potentially affect all properties in the municipality. Before council considers adoption of the new zoning bylaw and related amendments to the Official Community Plan,

property owners and residents have an opportunity to provide feedback through a public hearing Nov. 26 at 6 p.m. in the council chambers at Municipal Hall, 2760 Cameron Road. Copies of the new zoning bylaw and the amended Official Community Plan may be reviewed at

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Municipal Hall, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday until Nov. 26. Information is also available at districtofwestkelowna. ca under Notice of Public Hearing listed under Events and Meetings. Those who want to provide input to council must make submissions to the attention of the city clerk before 4 p.m. on Nov. 25: - In Person at Municipal Hall - By mail to Municipal Hall, 2760 Cameron Road, West Kelowna, BC, V1Z 2T6 - By fax to 778-7971001 - By e-mail to info@ Any correspondence or written submissions received after the dead-

line will not be circulated to council; however, late submissions may be presented in person at the public hearing. All submissions, including names of authors, will become public record as part of the hearing process. Authors should not include their phone number or e-mail address in their submissions, should they wish that information be kept private. Council can’t receive any further submissions regarding these bylaws after the public hearing has concluded. West Kelowna council is expected to consider adoption of the new zoning bylaw and amendments to the Official Community Plan in early 2014.

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Kelowna Mayor Doug Findlater gave Westbank and District Chamber of Commerce members an update on the key priorities for his council, including: Economic development, Westbank Centre revitalization, the wine route and waterfront upgrades, as well as plans for a new municipal hall, during his annual state of the municipality address at a luncheon Wednesday.

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November 21, 2013 edition of the Kelowna Capital News