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Pilot project targets unauthorized signs Joe Fries

Western News Staff

Unauthorized signs that have sprung up along Highway 97 in the South Okanagan are now in the crosshairs of government officials, who will adopt a “scorched-earth” approach to cleaning up the mess early next year. Staff from the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen have teamed with counterparts from the B.C. Transportation Ministry for a pilot project that will clear a 10-kilometre stretch of the highway corridor between Road 1 and Road 21 south of Oliver where a recent count tallied 140 signs. “It’s a driver distraction,” said Jeff Wiseman, a regional manager for the ministry, who last week shared details of the project with the RDOS board, which requested action last year. He said signs on that particular stretch of road-

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way “have proliferated to the extent now that just the sheer number of signs has become a safety issue.” Besides limiting visibility, Wiseman explained, the unauthorized signs also distract from official notices that indicate speed limits or upcoming hazards. While some signs are sanctioned, such as the small, blue-and-white metal placards that advertise a business, the majority are not, he continued, since “we permit very little, if nothing,” while those on private property are subject to a narrow set of RDOS bylaws that most don’t follow.









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Wiseman said the pilot project will begin in January, when property owners in the targeted area will receive letters asking them to remove their illicit signs. After a month, those who don’t comply will be given another 30 days, after which signs that remain in place will be removed by the ministry’s highway maintenance contractor. He noted the contractor is obligated to do so at no extra charge under its existing deal, and that working in concert with the RDOS will help prevent people from simply moving non-conforming signs off of highway right-of-ways and onto private property. Wiseman was asked to explain why the ministry allowed the population of signs to explode in the first place, which he attributed to a lack of resources and the absence of consistent divisions between private and public property. Plus, “In the past, we’ve been a little bit sometimes reluctant to go after these signs with great gusto because if you go after one, generally you have to go after them all. You can’t single one out,” he explained. Summerland Mayor Janice Perrino expressed concern that the pilot project hadn’t been communicated very well to the general public, members of which could currently be investing in new signage that will later be torn down. “I just think the communication system needs to be improved on this one to let the public know what’s happening,” said Perrino, also an RDOS director. Tom Styffe, the alternate director for Okanagan Falls-Kaleden, said the RDOS needs to do more homework in areas where tearing down iconic signs, like those belonging to Tickleberry’s or the Bear’s Fruit Stand near Keremeos, might generate public backlash. “There will be some controversy,” Styffe said. RDOS chief administrative officer Bill Newell warned, however, that the aim of the project is to get rid of every sign that doesn’t follow the letter of the law. “Unless it’s legally there, I don’t think we’re going to be looking at grandfathering” existing signs, Newell said. “This is scorched-earth.”

Home evades demolition, again Steve Kidd

Western News Staff

A derelict house at 555 Wade Ave. East won’t be demolished anytime soon. The owners of the property, Ming Leung and Shun Yi Chen, notified council through their local property representative, Rick Appleton, that they wouldn’t be demolishing the home on the property. “They investigated the option of removing the home and addressing the retaining wall issue. At this time, the cost of both of them is prohibitive,” said Ken Kunka, the city’s building and permitting manager. The city had been trying to get the owners to deal with the property for several years without success. Realtor Rick Appleton recently took

on the property and told council in September the problems would be dealt with. The property has been cleaned up and secured, and listed for sale but as of Nov. 12, no application for demolition of the home had been made or indication of how a crumbling retaining wall would be dealt with. “We’ve been dealing with this thing for years and we continually keep putting it off,” said Coun. John Vassilaki. Council voted 4-3 to allow the owners to apply for vacant building registration instead of demoliton and direct staff to pursue an assement of the retaining wall. “Our most immediate concern, now that the property has been cleared and secured is looking at the wall,” said Kunka.

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Pit bull kills small dog in Keremeos Steve Arstad

Keremeos Review Staff

Wayne and Donna Stolz are mourning the death of their pet shih tzu dog last week after it was mauled by a pit bull Nov. 22, in the front yard of their Keremeos home. Stolz had just taken 10-year-old Angel outside for a bathroom break around 4 p.m. when the attack occurred. “Angel had arthritis in her hind legs,” she said. “So I had to carry her outside to avoid her using the steps,” explained a teary-eyed Stolz on Monday morning. “I put her down on the grass right beside the steps, and the pit bull came out of nowhere. “It had Angel in its mouth, tossing her around like a rag doll.” The dog had come from a recently occupied home across the street. A member of the household heard Stolz yelling for help, and raced across the street to separate the dogs. It only took a few seconds, but the damage to Angel was extensive. She had been eviscerated by the attack. “I couldn’t do anything,” said Stolz who sobbed as she recounted the event. Because neither party had access to a vehicle, Stolz called the police, who placed her and Angel in the cruiser and drove the wounded animal to the nearest vet in Osoyoos. The dog was too badly wounded, however, and was put down. “I feel really bad,” said the owner of the pit bull, who lives just across the street.

“The dog was in the house, he must have snuck out the door without anyone noticing.” The backyard of the home where the pit bull lives is lined with a fence which has beware of dog notices attached. The tearful neighbour, who did not wish to be named, said her dog had never done anything like this before. “I’m going to lose my dog, too,” she said, still distraught over the incident. “They have asked to have the dog destroyed, and I will not deny them.” Stolz wished to have the pit bull put down. “To see that happen before my eyes, and not be able to do anything about it — I’m still very shocked. My dear little Angel was dying in my arms on the front lawn,” Stolz sobbed at the memory. Her husband’s sorrow was tinged with anger as he questioned why the pit bull was offleash and unmuzzled. “Angel was Donna’s peace and tranquility. Why should we be responsible for the vet bill, when that pit bull killed our dog?” he asked. A statement released by the Keremeos RCMP detachment said that no charges were pending as a result of the attack, noting the pit bull did not have a reputation for aggressive behaviour. Police subsequently turned the file over to Keremeos bylaw officer Kevin Aschhoff. Keremeos Village chief administrative officer Laurie Taylor said the bylaw officer Aschhoff had been investigating the incident. “I understand the pit bull is being voluntarily surrendered, and will be put down,” Taylor said Monday morning.

WAyne And donnA Stolz with photos of their pet shih tzu dog Angel.

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“It’s a tragedy for everyone involved,” said acting RCMP detachment commander Martin Trudeau. “There was no malicious intent involved,

some dogs have a highly developed prey drive, and if that’s the case here, it’s just a very unfortunate incident where everyone loses.”

PHA and city headed to litigation over tourism funds Steve Kidd

Western News Staff

The need for a single organization to handle tourism marketing for Penticton is about the only thing the city and the Penticton Hospitality Association agree on. But that hasn’t stopped lawyers for both the PHA and the city from readying their arguments as the legal battle enters its preliminary stages. PHA director Tim Hodgkinson said the city may not have had all the information it should have when city council made the decision to strip control of the two per cent hotel room tax, about $400,000 annually and award it to Tourism Penticton, saying the PHA had not been living up to the terms of a five-year contract signed last year.

Hodgkinson said city council should have been aware of how far along negotiations were between Tourism Penticton and the PHA, especially since a city staff member, Chuck Loewen, sits on the Tourism Penticton society executive. “In my own mind, I don’t believe that we were close. If I felt we were close, then we wouldn’t have taken the action we did,” said Mayor Garry Litke. “It’s not the PHA’s job to manage other organizations, we do understand that if the city was given selective information or wasn’t in receipt of the full facts, then they may have made this decision incorrectly,” said Hodgkinson. “There is always an opportunity for cooler, calmer decision making that’s based on full receipt of the facts. Everybody wants this behind them

and to just get on with getting on.” However, Hodgkinson said it has been an uphill battle over the past year trying to create a good relationship with city hall. The PHA, he said, isn’t aware of not meeting any of their contractual obligations. “If it’s not one problem then it’s another. It’s a constant barrage of legal correspondence,” he said. Any requirements that may have been delayed, he continued, are due to the city not communicating fully and clearly with the PHA. “It’s always shifting sands and goalposts. It’s been very frustrating.” “Over the course of some months, the PHA believes it has been subjected to a campaign designed to hinder and ultimately derail its efforts,” the group stated in a press release announcing their

choice of Alfred Kempf, a lawyer with Pushor Mitchell LLP to act on their behalf. Litke denies there is any animosity on the part of the city or in their actions. “Our only motivation in taking the actions we have taken is our need to comply with the agreement that was made with the province and the PHA,” said Litke. “We all agreed to a contract and despite months of negotiation and a mediation process in September, we did not feel the agreement was being honoured in the way it needed to be. “I hope that at the end, we will have one organization working to promote tourism in Penticton, working from a single budget.” The city’s objective, according to Litke, is to create more efficient

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There appears to be little interest in reducing residential curb-side garbage pickup to one container a week in the region’s rural areas, despite promised cost savings. “It is controversial, it does need discussion, but it does also lead to probably one of the cheapest, most effective ways to reduce garbage going into our landfills,” said Cameron Baughen, the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen’s solid waste coordinator. He told a board committee meeting Thursday that about three quarters of the region’s households already put out just a single container every week, while those that don’t are more likely to fill their second containers with items that shouldn’t be there. “Anecdotally, what I’ve seen in the waste audits is people still put recycling in there,” Baughen said. “That’s where a lot of our weight in garbage is, is yard waste. Someone mows their lawn and that second bag of garbage is that grass.” He estimated reducing the limit to one container would lead to about a 10 per cent reduction in tipping fees that would save the average household about $3. Baughen also noted that the Town of Oliver, which halved its limit to one container in 2007, noticed a 73 per cent reduction in the weight of garbage collected between the 2005-08 period and 2009-11.

Vehicles exit the campbell Mountain sanitary landfill site. the Regional District of Okanagan similkameen decided not to reduce the amount of trash residents can leave for curbside pick up.

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Oliver Mayor Ron Hovanes said residents there adapted quickly. “We don’t get any calls anymore. After the first few months we didn’t get any,” he said.“We saved a whack of money and it wasn’t really that much of a hardship.” Some RDOS directors are worried, however, that dropping the limit, then forcing people to purchase a $2 tag to attach to additional bag, would be an unnecessary burden on families. “They’re the ones that generate the most garbage and they’re the ones that are going to be paying extra,” said Allan Patton, the director for rural Oliver. Michael Brydon, the director for West Bench, told colleagues he has six teenag-

ers — three of his own and three hockey billets — in his home and would have a hard time limiting output to one container weekly, even though he recycles as much as possible. “It’s really a tax on people like me who have families or are disorganized,” said Brydon. “I would like to see education first. If that doesn’t work, I would like to try this as a one-year pilot and see if we get the reductions.” Baughen will meet with rural directors individually in the months ahead and report back to the board. He’s eyeing July 1, 2014, as a possible start date with the reduced limit.



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Lawsuits bring more questions about Osoyoos RCMP Kristi Patton Western News Staff

A couple claim they “fled” Osoyoos because of the improper conduct of RCMP and actions of residents that have lead them to file a civil lawsuit. “It involves conspiracy, the stalking of a minor, an incident of phone tapping,” said Sharon Laybourne. “We desperately fled that town and had to sell our house at a bargain basement price. We fled Osoyoos and I think that is what happened to some others.” Sharon and her husband, Roy, said they felt compelled to come forward after seeing stories in the Penticton Western News about other Osoyoos residents alleging unfair treatment from RCMP in the area. “A lawyer we talked to said this is a mushroom cloud in the area,” said Sharon. In recent weeks, RCMP have been under scrutiny from members of the public. Former Osoyoos resident Stephen Condon said he also left Osoyoos because of what he alleges was unjust treatment from RCMP after he was fingered in a car theft, that belonged to Const. Amit Goyal. That officer is currently suspended with pay. In court, lawyer Don Skogstad said he will be calling on evidence from Fiona Munro to assist in a case against his client Chester Bryant who claims his arresting officer in Osoyoos used unnecessary force. Skogstad told the court in October that Munro would be called based on “similar fact” evidence in that she claims to also have received injuries after receiving rough treatment from the same RCMP officer in Osoyoos. Married RCMP officers, Jason and Sasha MacLean, filed a civil

lawsuit in September 2010 against the attorney general of Canada, minister of public safety and officers Kurt Lozinski, Kevin Schur and Michael Field, who all were in supervisory positions. They claim those officers “adopted a manner of dealing with the plaintiffs which was harassing and intended to be so, and/or was intimidating.” The MacLeans claim the defendants used intimidation to influence them to work when Sasha was ill while pregnant and later when both of the MacLean’s were injured. In a meeting with one of the supervisors, Sasha alleges she was told the couple were no longer welcome at the detachment and they should make efforts to leave. The MacLeans allege they were directed by supervisors to do things contrary to policies when coming back to work which they allege lead to confrontations with the defendants and unfounded investigations upon them that now affect their career paths. The defendants’ response to civil claim states they were acting on their duties and that Jason was insubordinate and acted in an aggressive manner regarding a meeting with Sasha that resulted in his superior officer asking for the MacLeans to relinquish their firearms and detachment keys. Their statement claims a 2008 complaint by the plaintiffs on workplace policy did not support a finding of harassment by RCMP E division. The Laybournes filed an 80-page document in Supreme Court in January of 2012 against the attorney general of B.C., minister of public safety and solicitor general, a number of Osoyoos RCMP officers including Lozinski, the Town

of Osoyoos, Good Shepherd Christian School, David Stuart Hillson and others. Their lawyer, Diego Solimano, said they are still in the document discovery phase in the proceedings. The Laybournes believe their alleged misttreatment by RCMP stems from complaints they made to the Town of Osoyoos against Good Shepherd School breaking bylaws. The couple lived across the street from the school and when the town did nothing about it they

raised their concerns with the school who then turned around and published the complaints in a newsletter circulated to parents and students. The Laybournes claim patrons of the school then terrorized them by creating blockades in front of their driveway, shouting religious slurs towards them and caused property damage. Sharon said it escalated in particular with one maintenance worker at the school, David Hillson, who they claim videotaped their

home for hours, made rude gestures, stalked them around town and made false accusations to RCMP about them. On the advice of the RCMP, Sharon said they documented the incidents using surveillance cameras at their home and began reporting them to Mounties. She claims that on Jan. 20, 2010 she was called by Cpl. Ken Harrington to attend the detachment. The couple assumed it was to provide more information about Hillson. Instead, they were


arrested, charged with criminal harassment and let go on a promise to appear that was never signed by any officer. The Laybournes claim RCMP issued a press release about the couple facing criminal harassment charges when they did not, and it also contained a number of factual errors and misleading statements. Sharon said she was arrested for dangerous driving and put into a cell for over seven hours where she was belittled and treated unfair by

RCMP. She was released after charged with driving with undue care and attention. The Laybournes say harassment by RCMP and Hillson become so grievous that they felt “imprisoned in Osoyoos.” No longer feeling safe in their community, they fled. David Hillson who was contacted by the Penticton Western News, claimed no knowledge of the civil lawsuit, then seconds later said he wished to provide no comment.



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Voters take long view With the senate scandal plastered all over the media, it would be easy to think the Conservatives didn’t stand a chance in Monday’s byelections. But there must be something in the drinking water in southern Manitoba, or perhaps the news doesn’t make it there. How else to explain the byelection wins by the federal Conservative party. Of the four ridings up for grabs in Quebec, Ontario and Manitoba, the Conservatives won two, both in Manitoba, both of which had elected a Conservative MP in the 2011 vote. Sure, the federal Liberal party made significant inroads in both ridings, improving their share of the popular vote from dismal to bridesmaid. The question is why voters even considered casting their ballot for the Conservatives? Since the last federal election, the Conservative government, headed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, has done very little to improve the lot of Canadians or Canada. Rather, the Conservatives have muzzled scientists, tacked on two years to the working life of Canadians, that is if you can find a job because the taxpayer-funded employment action plan heralded by the Conservatives is more inaction than action. Canada’s treatment of aboriginal people is still embarrassing and our reputation at climate change summits is laughable. But the best the opposition parties can do is PENTICTON WESTERN bemoan and criticize the Conservatives without really coming up with their own plan to deal with the issues in a fiscally responsible manner. Perhaps the voters in southern Manitoba took the long view and opted for the one party with a clear vision.


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Carbon neutral scheme is sinking Two days after Energy Minister Bill Bennett announced the demise of the Pacific Carbon Trust, the public accounts committee convened at the legislature to pound a few more nails into its carbon-sequestering coffin. Assistant auditor general Morris Sydor was there to defend his report from last March that concluded the B.C. government was not “carbon neutral” in 2010, because the trust paid $6 million for hastily arranged offset projects that were not valid. An Encana Corp. gas flaring reduction project at Fort Nelson and a forest preserve in the Kootenays would have proceeded without assistance from $25 a tonne carbon fee imposed on hospitals, universities, colleges and until last year, school districts. In fact they did proceed without this subsidy. The government continues to deny this, but not many people outside the international carbon

offset sales racket believe them. The Pacific Carbon Trust’s functions will continue, Bennett said. Instead of a board of directors and 18 staff, five people headed by an assistant deputy minister will evaluate projects and bestow millions taken from college, university and health authority budgets each year. B.C.’s school districts are still paying $5 million a year to offset such nefarious activities as heating their schools. But now the money goes into a “Carbon Neutral Capital Program,” and districts have to apply to get their money back for emission-reducing projects. This is going so well, according to Bennett, that post-secondary institutions and health authorities will be converted to a similar program in the years ahead. How is that school program going? Here are some examples. The Coast Mountains School District around Terrace paid $66,452

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B.C. Views for carbon offsets last year. It got back most of its three years of offset payments as a grant to complete a boiler upgrade for its Kitimat high school. Abbotsford and Nanaimo school districts each have to pay about $100,000 a year. They got money back for school boiler upgrades as well, although local school officials say that would not likely have been the top priority for spending, if it hadn’t been for the program that forces districts to spend grants immediately on

emission reduction. Surrey school district paid out $585,000 last year, and also upgraded boilers. Vancouver’s pitch this year was for three electric cars. Leaving aside the distortion of spending priorities caused by this restrictive tax-andspend scheme, what happens when they run out of boilers to upgrade? And has it occurred to the government’s “carbon neutral” braintrust that those new boilers are still burning natural gas? This program is about to be foisted onto universities and hospitals. Does anyone actually believe that heating hospitals and college classrooms is a key driver of global warming? Presumably our carbon czars know that 40 per cent of B.C.’s humangenerated greenhouse gas emissions are from transportation, and a few electric cars for school district staff aren’t going to change that. And what happens when colleges and

hospitals run out of boilers to modernize and insulation to upgrade? It won’t be long at this rate. In hindsight, this “carbon neutral government” scheme is perhaps the worst single idea implemented in 12 years of B.C. Liberal government. Gordon Campbell’s grand vision of a province where government sets the green standard and the private sector economy follows has simply not worked. The NDP presented a motion in April 2012 to relieve hospitals, colleges and universities of their carbon offset obligation. The idea was supported by a B.C. Liberal backbencher, who argued that B.C. should also scrap the carbon tax and quit pretending it can change the climate. His name? Bill Bennett. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press and, Twitter:@tomfletcherbc E-mail: tfletcher@

Penticton Western News Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Enbridge promises too glossy

Regarding Enbridge Vice-President Janet Holder’s speech to the Chamber of Commerce recently, one could write a tome on the holes in her argument, glossing-over of problems, and various other bits of spin going on. I shall confine myself to two. Her comments about the benefits that First Nations will gain from the pipeline sound quite astoundingly arrogant and patronizing given the almost total opposition of the bands from all parts of B.C. to both the pipeline and the tanker traffic necessary to ship the dilbit; which, not incidentally, is not just bitumen as she called it, which would be bad enough, but a mixture to make the bitumen more liquid and which contains other substances that are equally and in some cases more damaging than the bitumen itself. The attitude of the company and the federal government appears to be that the First Nations aren’t really serious about the opposition and ultimately can be bought. The scientific evidence presented at the National Energy Board hearings as well as the long experience of residents of the areas show without question that there will be leaks and spills along the pipeline route and there will be tanker mishaps at some point that would cause very long-term, possibly permanent, havoc to the land, freshwater streams, and ocean and the creatures that live there: and that includes people. My one wish is that those who are touting the wonders of industrial growth live long enough to suffer from the results of their actions. Their children and grandchildren most certainly will. Eva Durance Penticton

Trash dumped in wrong place

The words appalling and disgusting are just two of many words I could use to describe the mess that people leave in the forest off Carmi Rd., just passed the first cattle guard. This has been going on for years but just recently someone dumped a whole trampoline which could have been dropped off for free at the salvage yard. Then we’ve had someone dump lots of wood products which, of course, have sharp nails and pieces of metal sticking out of them. This creates a hazard to local wildlife and anyone else who might want to enjoy the outdoors, not to mention how ugly and disappointing it is when you come across these atrocities. All of this junk could have been taken to the landfill for free Not long ago we had some enterprising person dump an entire camper with all the glass and sharp material there within, and of course others also bent on destroying the beautiful landscape came up and shot the camper to even more pieces making yet another hazard. In addition to these things, electrical equipment such as large-screen TVs, computers and countless other pieces of household items that could

easily be recycled free of charge at any number of places in town. Why would you drive all the way out into the bush to dump this refuse when there are places here in town that will take it at no cost. It makes no sense and it makes the rest of us sick and ashamed to share the same city and surrounding landscape. You don’t appreciate it, you don’t deserve it and you have no morals or brains in your heads and it’s just sad. Brian Shepherd and seven others Penticton

Alternative to deer cull

I was watching a show on Knowledge network today (Nov. 23/) and the show was Animals At Work and it showed Banff’s solution to their problem with elk coming into the town. They used a pair of border collies to herd/scare the elk out of town (the dogs are feared as they seem wolf-like). I suggest this as a solution to our deer problem here in Penticton as it would not pose the threat of someone being shot if we were to have a cull, which is the solution most people seem to want.


Do we need this? Have we not lived for centuries and no one has really been too much concerned about whether ones apple goes brown or not. We’re still eating them

and generally speaking, they’re usually consumed before we have time to worry about the changing of colour. J. Johnson Penticton


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I recently saw on the local news about a new breed of apple that will not turn brown once it has been cut into. This apple apparently was developed here in Summerland. I wonder if the person/organization was given a government grant to come up with this genetically modified apple. Was it done at one’s own expense or was this some of our tax dollars? I believe we have the right to know the answer to this question. Secondly, could not that money/ time have been spent on something more beneficial to human kind than the ‘browning’ of our apples.

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The 2013 Peach City Beach Cruise event raised $2,000.00 which was donated toward the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation for the Image is Everything Campaign for new Digital X-Ray equipment at Penticton Regional Hospital. Debbie Little, Peach City Beach Cruise presented the cheque to Jane Drapeau, Chair of the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation. Lake City Casinos in Penticton donated $3,197.41 toward the Image is Everything Campaign to purchase Digital X-Ray equipment for the Imaging department at Penticton Regional Hospital. Presenting the cheque is Lauren Zucchiatti, Guest Services Manager.

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Bryan Laver, left, plays Kris Kringle and andrew Zender plays defence council Fred Gailey in a local production of Miracle on 34th Street. The stage show, adapted from the 1947 movie, will be running at the St. andrew’s Presbyterian Church this weekend and will return for shows on Dec. 13-15.

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Group takes on another Christmas classic in Miracle Kristi Patton

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A Penticton theatre group is taking on yet another Christmas classic when they tell the adapted story of Miracle on 34th Street. “It is one of the widely known Christmas movies and for that reason a lot of people like to come out and watch. Last year was It’s A Wonderful Life and we had a great showing,” said Jacqueline Koenig, who took on the director’s tasks this year as well as a couple of the roles. “I have had lots of people asking about it the past couple of weeks.” The story is an adaptation of the 1947 film re-written by Mountain Community Theatre. In the play, Kris Kringle (Bryan Laver) claims he is the real Santa Claus and renews the spirit of Christmas for some in the city. Kringle’s claims are met with skepticism though, and he is forced into an insanity hearing. It is up to Fred Gailey (Andrew Zender) to defend Kringle and prove to the court, the judge (Christa Phillips) and all who don’t believe that Kringle is actually Santa Claus. Koenig said there is a cast of about 20 ranging in age from youth in her Acting Classes by

I find at Christmas people suspend their cynical ways ... and feel there isn’t anything wrong with being sentimental — Colin Cross

Jacqueline group to seniors who have been performing on stages for decades. The show will follow along the movie plot with some twists and gender bending in the characters as women take on the roles that were original written for men. While it does sound to have some serious undertones, the show is meant to be a heartwarming comedy. “I find at Christmas people suspend their cynical ways they got from watching Seinfeld, Simpsons and other television shows and feel there isn’t anything wrong with being sentimental. They can open themselves up to a heart-warming story without hav-

ing to feel empty-headed and see there are things in the world that can make them feel good,” said Colin Cross, who plays the district attorney John Mara. Laver has been acting for close to 40 years with various troupes including Bare Bones Theatre, Penticton Chamber Theatre and Many Hats Theatre Company. “They did a really great job adapting this from the screen to the stage because normally it is reverse of that. I like the whole concept of this show and it has something for everyone,” said Laver. “For the kids it is about believing in Santa Claus and it mixes in contemporary dilemmas that many parents may relate to.” Miracle on 34th Street runs at the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Nov. 29 and 30 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. The play will then take a break to accommodate the Walk To Bethlehem during the first weekend in December. Miracle on 34th Street returns on Dec. 13 and 14 at 7 p.m. and for a Dec. 15 matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the door, or from the Dragon’s Den. Adults are $20, seniors/students are $15 and kids under 12 are free. All proceeds go back to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.

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MATTHEW GOOD, above, rocked the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre on Friday night on his Arrows of Desire tour. Ryan Hutcheson from Gentlemen Husbands helped prime the crowd as the opening act.

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Matt delivers the Goods on Arrows of Desire tour

“It’s a weird setup stand, just in time to hear here tonight.” Weapon (Avalanche) and Matthew Good the energetic arena rocker summed it up on Friday Alert Status Red (2004’s night at the Penticton White Light Rock & Roll Trade and Convention Review album). Centre where he I believe this was performed a mash up of the fourth time I have Kristi Patton old and new tunes. He seen Good live. Once at Concert Review joked that the venue felt Edgefest in Vancouver like he was playing in when he was the more a black box with red eyes (the exit surly Matthew Good Band and signs) staring at him appeared wearing a gorilla mask and The sound was perfect, I wasn’t the other two in the early days of yell-talking to my friends when I left MuchMusic’s Big Shiny Tunes which the venue and my ears weren’t ringing made regular appearances in my CD for hours after. Good’s voice has player. If Good goes ahead with the changed over the years due to a throat acoustic tour that he mentioned in a surgery but he was full of energetic phone interview with me recently, I vigour when he needed it and pulled have no issues with making that the back to send shivers on softer tunes fifth time I will see him perform live. such as While We Were Hunting If I have to point out any Rabbits (2003’s Avalanche album). downsides, I wasn’t a huge fan of the In what was his eighth show in 11 musical re-arrangement of Apparitions nights Good probably needed some (1997’s Underdogs album). Good said crowd energy to run off of. Good he has tweaked some of his biggest thing he had some reserve in the tank. hits over the years, perhaps that is to Everyone was sitting when Good and fit the sound of his voice post-throat his band, who played superbly, hit the surgery. The concert, despite being stage with Arrows of Desire, the title about 90 minutes, seemed to fly by. track of his new album. Good has delivered so many great Good got most on their feet by songs over the years and I wanted to following that up with Load Me Up hear them all. The concert only left me (1999’s Beautiful Midnight album), wanting more. As I was leaving the which he professed in an interview concert with the rest of the almost full with the Penticton Western News to be house, two girls came running from a one of his favourite songs to perform cab up to the venue doors, swinging live and it showed. But then a good them open. chunk of the audience sat back down. “What? The concert is already I feel that dampened the atmosphere over?” one girl managed to gasp, at times, and I know I wasn’t the only breathless from her run. one. I saw several people standing Yup, a little how I felt. Kristi Patton is a reporter for turn around to the crowd behind the Penticton Western News. To them and motion to get up, dance and read the review in its’ entirety visit enjoy the music. It wasn’t until late into the performance that the whole entertainment. crowd was warmed up enough to

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Take Me To The Pilot lands at Voodoo’s

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It is a good thing Mark Bilenki is no longer scared of heights as his band Take Me To The Pilot has lofty goals. Once nothing more than a kid dreaming in his basement, Bilenki is now working on putting his day job as a cell phone tower repairman behind him to command the stage in the pop-rock band full time. “I climb those things and service and mount the gear and all that stuff. No fear of heights now. I did at first but not anymore,” said Bilenki. After crafting songs in his basement solo, Bilenki asked his friends Adam Brown (bass) and Jonathan James (drummer) to join and guitar player Eric Grabowecky answered an online posting to become part of a four-piece outfit. “I don’t remember doing this but apparently in one of the early shows when it was just me I would tell people ‘I’m Mike from Take Me To The Pilot. My band couldn’t be here tonight so it is just going to be me.’ I would make up some imaginary band because I never wanted this to be just a solo project,” he said. While the band doesn’t take themselves too seriously — Bilenki once pranked a fellow band they were on the Epic Proportions tour in the U.S. by having the sound person shut off the lead singer’s mic and, Bilenki came out in 80s apparel and singing the bands cover of a Journey song — they do not take the casual approach when it comes to their work. The Winnipeg pop-rockers play everywhere and anywhere. In the past two years they have played alongside Fefe Dobson, These Kids Wear Crowns, saw success on Canadian radio and were featured on the TV program Degrassi: The Next Generation and YTV’s The Zone. “If you are not willing to put in the work you aren’t going to get anywhere. We found something that we have a knack for and we have worked to make it

something we can take across the country and hopefully, one day make a living off of,” said Bilenki. Take Me To The Pilot has proven being road warriors is vital to their success. The foursome produce catchy hook laden songs with infectious energy and say where fans really get to know them is at their blistering rock show. They only consider their live shows a hit when the crowd leaves covered in sweat, wearing huge smiles. “I always tell people that we are a rock band that happens to play pop music. Live, it is a rock show. We live the lifestyle and perform like a rock band. I think once people see us live they get that there is a little more to these guys than what you hear on the record,” said Bilenki. The band released their second EP in the summer of 2012 called What Makes You (available on iTunes). Tracks including Melody and Baby, We’re Gonna Be Rich show the band’s enthusiasm for massive hooks, with the title track debuting as No. 3 on the iTunes pop charts. Tonight was featured on Degrassi and received rotation on Top 40 radio stations. Travelling Heart picks up where Green Eyes, off their previous EP, leaves off and is about coming home to a loved one. “It’s a theme that’s become near and dear to our hearts as a touring band. We may get to live all these amazing experiences on the road, but you can never forget what you’re coming home to,” said Bilenki. The band is continuing to work on new songs with Bilenki heading to L.A. soon to work with songwriters. For now the band will continue their Western Canada swing collecting road stories including all-night drives through white-out blizzards, runins with wild animals, avalanches and a funky CD player in their van. “It is sort of like a very small microwave oven for compact discs. If anybody is willing to provide us with some CDs they maybe don’t want anymore, prefer-


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Lyndie HiLL’s company, Hoodoo adventures, is based on the motto: “work to play.” When she’s not working at her home office, she’s in the field leading clients on outdoor excursions ranging from rock climbing to kayaking.

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Eight years after leaving to see the world, Lyndie Hill realized the best place to put her passion to work by building a business in the field of adventure tourism was right here in Penticton. “It’s a massive industry in the whole world, and you come here and it’s a mecca for it and nobody’s doing anything with it,” she said. The 33-year-old graduated from Penticton Secondary School in 1998 and soon after set out backpacking in Australia, Europe and Asia. Once finished travelling, she settled down for seven years in New Zealand, where she trained to become an outdoor recreation instructor. She missed B.C., however, and moved back to Penticton with her husband, Mike, in 2007, and soon after registered their company, Hoodoo Adventures. Six years later, the business employs two people year-round and up to five in the summertime to take customers on guided outdoor excursions like kayaking, hiking, biking,

rock climbing and snowshoeing. “It was a slow start, but we increased business by 50 per cent from last year to this year, so it’s been fantastic,” said Hill. Besides staff needing certifications to lead people in such pursuits, adventure tourism companies also require sturdy insurance plans and must apply to the B.C. government for tenure on any Crown land on which they take clients. Hill said the tenure application process required in part that the company use GPS to plot every trail that Hoodoo uses between here and the Kootenays, and to consult broadly with the public and First Nations. “It’s just not as easy as you’d think it would be,” but “once all of those things were in place, it was much easier to grow the business,” she said, adding the regulatory process has also helped limit competition to just a handful of companies in the Okanagan, none as decorated as Hill’s business, however. In 2010, Hoodoo Adventures took home top honours in the home-based business category of the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce Business

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trips and set out on some activities. For now, the mother of two, who’s expecting her third child any day, is content to work from home. “Ideally to grow, we’d have to have another space, but right now with little kids, this works,” she said. Tourism Penticton has worked closely with Hill for the past several years to help raise the company’s profile and a key contact there said the young entrepreneur has gotten ahead by getting to know people. “She’s really focused on creating different partnerships in the community and believes that if everyone works together, everyone will benefit, and I think that’s really a strength,” said promotions and sales manager Tracy Reis. “She’s not the first person doing adventure tourism here, but I think the difference with Lyndie is she is really ambitious and has a really big vision for adventure tourism.” Reis pointed to Hill’s hand in the creation of events like the annual Elevator Race, in which people combine seven different sports to travel from Penticton to Apex Mountain, and the Freakn’ Farmer adventure race, which puts partici-

pants to work at Covert Farms, as evidence of those partnerships. “Lyndie’s really ambitious and has a really big vision for adventure tourism,” Reis said. “She tends to be one of those people who brings people together.” Through Hoodoo Adventures, Hill has also created clubs to make some activities, like rock climbing and kayaking, more accessible to the community at large, and has undertaken fundraising efforts to provide outdoor adventure programs for children. “We’ve allowed kids to do stuff they’ve never been able to do before,” she said. “It’s fun. And it has an impact on the community.” Penticton Top 40 under 40 is presented by the Prospera Credit Union in partnership with the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce and JCI Penticton, with support from the Canadian Youth Business Foundation BCYukon. Nominations should be sent to with the subject line ‘Top 40 Nomination.’ Please include nominees contact info and a brief reason for nomination.

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of the Downtown Penticton Association. “Pretty much everybody has jumped on board. Come enjoy the sales, the different opportunities, the way the merchants are being creative for this event.” The participating merchants include the longestablished vanguards such as Guerard’s Furniture and The Bookstore, as well as some eclectic businesses such as SunCity Tattoos. Guerard’s Fine Furniture is no stranger to the Penticton business scene. Though they had their own Black Friday sale last year, owner Doug

Guerard is enthusiastic about participating in the downtown-wide event this weekend, even while celebrating their own anniversary of 68 years of business in Penticton. “We should have been doing this sooner,” he said, explaining that the downtown-wide event helps the businesses support each other. The family-owned business is a La-Z-Boy specialist, so naturally, shoppers are going to be seeing some savings on the furniture maker’s iconic recliners. “We’ve reduced pricing on our La-Z-Boy recliners

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United Way counts on impact Impact teams help United Way connect to community Mark Brett

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As part of a new campaign, skilled professionals willing to donate their time and expertise are needed to help the United Way of the Central South Okanagan Similkameen distribute campaign funds. “Our impact teams are local volunteers who interview charity applicants,” said Marla O’Brien, United Way executive director. “They are diverse teams whose members understand relevant topics like operating budgets, human resources, program delivery, or particular social issues.” Volunteers will be required to meet with representatives from the charities, tour the facilities, assess the applications, and make funding recommendations to the agency board of directors. “It’s a short-term volunteer role, but these individuals really

MARLA O’BRIEN, executive director of the United Way of the Central and South Okanagan Similkameen is searching for skilled volunteers to help the agency with a new impact team program to interview representatives from organizations seeking assistance.

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see the impact that donations to United Way make for vulnerable people,” said O’Brien. “It’s a great way for professionals or retirees to join the United Way movement and be part of change.” The teams are a new strategy the United Way will implement in February to give charities a conversation-based process of applying for funding.

“The Impact Teams offer a more responsive and personal experience to both the charity applicants, and our volunteers who make the funding recommendations,” said O’Brien. “The United Way movement is based on real human connections that are woven into a social safety net, so we want to foster as much collaboration and opportunity-building as we can. “It’s not just about deciding where the money goes; the connections and outcomes that grow out of an impact team visit can extend far beyond just that one interview.” The way the new process works is that even if an organization doesn’t get funding they may be able to receive other types of assistances. That includes matching specific skill sets or donated items to those groups needing help. At least two Penticton-based groups, the South Okanagan Women in Need Society and the OSNS Child Development Centre have already benefited from the Day of Caring project. Those interested in becoming part of the impact team can contact Avril Paice, director of community investment at or 250-860-2356. The deadline to apply is Dec. 18.


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Girls team eager to shine at home Emanuel Sequeira Western News Staff

The Penticton Lakers senior girls volleyball team is focused on positive energy and hard work as they prepare to host the provincial AAAA championship Thursday to Saturday. Nonetheless, Lakers coach Robert Gunning said confidence is also an important factor and with the days counting down, practices are spent building confidence. Heading into the championship, the Lakers are ranked 14th among the 16 teams competing. “I like our pool, I like our chances,” said Gunning, who is fine with his team not being ranked among the top 10. “It’s one of those years where I think the top two or three teams have kind of separated themselves. The rest are tightly bunched. Lots of things could happen at this tournament. I’m not too worried about the ranking.” The Lakers’ pool consists of No. 2 Riverside Secondary from Port Coquitlam, No. 8 Moscrop Secondary from Burnaby, and Handsworth Secondary from North Vancouver. South Delta comes in as the top-ranked school, while Kelowna is third, South Kamloops fourth, Argyle Secondary from North Vancouver is fifth, Elgin Park Secondary from Surrey is sixth, Coquitlam’s Pinetree Secondary is seventh, Earl Marri-

ott Secondary from Surrey is ninth and G.P. Vanier from Courtenay rounds out the top 10. “I don’t see any team here who we can’t play with,” said Gunning. “That’s the way we’re looking at it.” Mikala Vujcich, a Lakers setter, is excited but admits the championship is going to be tough. “We’ve had a guaranteed berth so I don’t know if everyone has taken it seriously enough to actually compete,” said Vujcich. “The last week we’ve had really good practices. “We’re hosting so we have to make an impression. We don’t just want to get creamed,” she continued. “I think we’re getting better.” Among the keys that Vujcich said are important to success is playing strong defensively and getting points from serves. “Winning a few points off those can help you when you’re back a few points,” she added. “Passing is one of our big things.” Setter Abi McCluskey said the group has talked a lot about communication as another key. They have worked on that on and off the court. “Hopefully we will rise to the occasion and play as good as we can,” said McCluskey. With it being Vujcich’s final season, she wants to end it with a bang. “It will be fun. No pres-

sure,” she said. “We have nothing to lose.”

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Last Friday, the Lakers were eager to face city rival Princess Margaret Mustangs in the first Burger 55 City Championship. Their energy level was high knowing that bragging rights were on the line and they had a large crowd behind them. Coach Paul Mend wants to see that energy that helped them defeat the Mustangs on Friday in three sets (25-15, 26-24 and 25-23) during provincials this week in Kelowna. “I wouldn’t say we played our absolute best, but we definitely played well,” said Mend. “The guys just have to show up and it’s a long tournament. It’s a marathon, it’s not a sprint. The guys just have to stay positive and have fun.” Entering the provincial championship ranked sixth, Mend said his players are ready. Mend is excited to complete a journey with a group he has coached for six years and can handle a loss if they play well. “If we go out and stink it up and we still win, I’m not going to be overly happy,” he said. “We want to go out and play our best.” The Lakers will have to do it without Kevin Saunders, who has a torn medial collateral ligament and anterior cruciate ligament and bruised femur. Mend

said if he can, he will use Saunders in limited situations. Otherwise, Saunders will support his teammates from the bench. “He remains a big part of the team,” said Mend. “I just feel bad for him. It’s his senior year and he’s such a good kid. He’s worked so hard.”

When asked about the provincials, Saunders smiled. “It’s an amazing place to be at. It’s so full of energy and fun and excitement you just can’t miss it,” said Saunders. Saunders said the key to success for the team will be consistency. He

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The seventh-ranked Princess Margaret Mustangs senior boys volleyball team is looking to shock teams during the AA provincial championship in Kelowna this week. Mustang Josh Ryan said the group feels good about their chances against other top teams in the province. “I know we’re a young team, and everyone else is Grade 12, but we’re coming as underdogs so we’re excited,” said Ryan. “We’re happy to play.” Last Friday, the Mustangs got a good test when they faced city rivals Pen High Lakers in the Burger 55 City Championship. The Lakers won in three sets. The Mustangs will use that experience to help them have success in Kelowna. While Mustangs coach Bo Boxall said there are some talented teams in the provincial championship, it doesn’t take away what they feel they can accomplish. “We’re kind of hoping to sneak in there and upset one or two of them as we get going,” said Boxall. “If we play well, we should have a shot at doing that. We should be able to compete. We’re young, we’re athletic, we’re learning the

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game a lot. In every match they play, they improve.” The Mustangs focus will be on passing and serving consistently. “If we’re giving up too many free points on the serve, we fall behind,” said Boxall. “The other problem is if we’re not passing consistently, then we don’t give Colton Van Camp, our setter, very many options of different plays we

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can run. It really allows the opposite team to just set blocks out at power or at right side. That doesn’t bode well at this level.” Boxall believes a topthree finish is possible. “We’re very confident,” said Ryan. “We know we have nothing to lose.” After finishing third in the Okanagan Valley, the Mustangs senior girls competed in the wild card tournament for one last chance to advance to provincials, but were unsuccessful.

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The Mustangs junior girls team took the Okanagan Valley championship Nov. 16 with a perfect record. The Mustangs defeated Kelowna

Secondary in the semifinal then downed Vernon Secondary in three sets for the championship. The Mustangs opened the provincial championship in South Delta last Thursday losing to Langley Christian 11-25, 2522 and 4-15. They also lost to South Delta 2125, 25-21 and 4-15. Placing third in the D pool, the Mustangs finished 18th in the consolation group. The championship caps a season in which the Mustangs won 40 games and lost just four times. Twenty-four teams competed in the championship won by Pacific Academy over Riverside. Vernon finished eighth.

CrossFit Throwdown coming to SOEC Western News Staff

Penticton CrossFit and the South Okanagan Events Centre is hosting the Okanagan Valley Throwdown Crossfit. It will be one of the largest indoor venues for this style of event in North America. The event has been designed in consultation with Crossfit affiliates from around B.C. It is mainly for people who already take part in CrossFit either competitively or recreationally. This event will attract competitive individual men and women, recreational groups, masters (over 40) and teams. "We have a huge crew that are looking forward to competing with new people, having fun and challenging themselves at the Okanagan Valley Throwdown,” said Garth Cooke of CrossFit North Okanagan. “Many people now have a new goal to train for in the new year and are excited to see such an event in their backyard. There are some nerves, but since they are entering with their teammates from their box they find it less intimidating. Everyone is excited to throw down and crush it in Penticton."

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Imagine the combination of power forwards Milan Lucic of the Boston Bruins and New York Rangers offensive force Rick Nash combined into one. That’s what Penticton Vees forward Anthony Conti wants to become. Conti likes driving to the net and getting pucks there while utilizing the cycle game like Nash, which is why Conti wears No. 61. “I have never seen a guy better … and he’s a big guy, right?” said Conti of Nash. “He’s got speed, which I’m hoping to get over time. He’s able to drive that net like no other. Then on the physical end, I want to be able to make hits and go like Lucic does. I watch him on the ice and the guy is a tank and I love it.” Growing up in Vancouver, Conti used to watch Lucic when he played in the Western Hockey League for the Giants. The huge hits, sacrificing his body for the team and scoring goals rubbed off on Conti. “He’s one of my favorite players also,” he said. “I want to be able to do what they do on the ice and that would be a dream come true.” Conti is sixth in Vees


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❑ $20 helps 10 people ❑ $40 helps 20 people ❑ $60 helps 30 people ❑ $80 helps 40 people ❑ $200 provides 100 meals ❑ $ ..................... to help as many people as possible PENTICTON VEES FORWARD Riley Alferd tries to generate a chance against the Coquitlam Express with Matthew Berry-Lamontagna pressuring. The Vees lost 2-1 at the South Okanagan Events Centre last Saturday. The Vees played in West Kelowna on Tuesday night.

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scoring with eight goals and 18 points in 24 games. He scored the Vees’ lone goal in a 2-1 loss to the Coquitlam Express last Saturday. Conti said playing games with the Trail Smoke Eaters and Express, even with limited minutes, helped him understand junior A hockey. “I’m happy that (Vees

coach) Fred (Harbinson) gave me that chance. I have been able to produce for him,” said Conti. In joining the Vees, Conti said the coaches wanted him to be a power forward like former captain Logan Johnston. A player who would go to the net and cause problems, but also bring some offence while also playing well in all zones. “I’m getting better,” he said. “There is still a lot of work that needs to be done.” Through most of the season, Conti has played with Max Coatta. Coatta said that Conti is good down low with the puck after it’s chipped into

the corner for him. “He kind of draws the guy into him,” said Coatta. “He does a good job taking it to the net and creating a lot of chances for me and (Jack) Ramsey. It’s nice having him out there. He’s a pretty easy guy to play with.” Coatta also described Conti as a vocal person. Conti chirps at the opposition at times when frustrated. “He gets pretty fired up,” said Coatta. Conti said he tends to be average to start a season then adapts to the speed and figures things out. Find full story in sports at

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THROW DOWN - CrossFit supports charity The Okanagan Valley Throwdown will be held annually in February with a goal of hosting the CrossFit regionals within the next four years. The regionals bring more than 10,000 people over a three-day event, bringing huge potential for the area. Sponsors, organizers at Hoodoo Adventures and partners at CrossFit South Okanagan are looking forward to growing the event for Penticton. “We have no question that the event will sell out to our athletes and we encourage spectators to come out and check out all the action,” said Lyndie Hill of Hoodoo Adventures and co-coordinator of the Okanagan Valley Throwdown. “It is not only a jaw-dropping sport for all ages to watch, but half of the

proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to the South Okanagan Children’s Charity, a local charity that we are very proud to support.”

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IT’S MOVEMBER! Western News reporters Emanuel Sequeira and Joe Fries are each growing

a moustache for a MOVEMBER CHALLENGE and there’s $200 on the line. In true Movember fashion, $100 will go to the Prostate Canada Cancer Network, while the challenge winner will direct the other $100 to his local charity of choice. To vote for your favourite duster, visit the WESTERN NEWS FACEBOOK PAGE and like one of the Mo Bro’s photos. New pics will be posted each week throughout November and whoever gets the most likes wins!

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Tree of Dreams The Eighth Annual Tree of Dreams campaign is underway. Honour yourself or someone close to you by purchasing a bulb or a strand and help light the Tree of Dreams. This year’s campaign is to provide Penticton Regional Hospital with Digital X-Ray equipment. Three X-Ray rooms along with the portable machine used for the Emergency Department have outdated X-Ray cassette equipment that must be changed into state of the art X-Ray Digital Radiography. The goal is bold but these urgently needed pieces for PRH are critical. To complete the campaign we must raise $500,000!

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The Mystics got shocked in the Under-13 Girls’ Basketball League championship. Entering the LakesideEnamel Dental Centre Girls Basketball league playoffs with an 8-0 record, the Mystics lost the championship to the Shock, 32-18 on Sunday. Grace Robinson led the Shock with 10 points, while Ella Simmons and Olivia Devito scored eight and six points, respectively, to push the Shock past the Mystics. Leading the Mystics in the loss were Tegan Elder with six points, while Liev Elder and Kalli Doell scored four points each. “At this age, the improvement is so dramatic,” said coach Chris Terris. “It’s exciting to watch. The Shock … pushed the ball in transition so well. The girls were unselfish and hit open teammates. It was good basketball.” “It was really intense,” said Devito after the final. “I really wanted to win.” The Shock advanced to the final after defeating the Storm 36-24. Kayley Davis of the Storm led all scorers with 18 points. Vanessa Edis and Simmons scored 12 points each for the Shock. Mackenzie Dunham and Kassandra Hintz each scored four for the Storm, while Keira Thompson scored six for the Shock and Sophia McNolty finished with four. The Mystics advanced with an 18-14 win against the Lynx. Liev and Tegan Elder

TEGAN ELDER of the Mystics dribbles past Shock defender Grace Robinson during second half action in the girls Under-13 basketball finals action at Penticton Secondary School. The Shock won the championship 32-18. Mark Brett/Western News

along with Sophie Brydon scored four points, while Julia Cerutti and Emma Terris scored four each

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for the Lynx. The Storm took the consolation final 28-22 against the Lynx. Davis led the Storm with 20 points, while Kate Coombes was the Lynx’s scoring leader with 12. During the final, Terris said the most obvious improvements were the pace and the girls’ aggressiveness. “They really pushed the ball and got some easy

hoops,” said Terris of the Shock. Since the start in late September, Terris watched as the players gained confidence to be aggressive with the ball. “The girls, especially at this age, are just like sponges soaking up information,” he said. For full story, check sports at



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such as cheese, chocolate and baked goods to hot mulled wine by a firepit. There will be fun and festivities throughout your tour, and maybe even some crush-pad ball hockey. At each winery, you can shop for your holiday entertaining and gift-giving wines as well as unique wine gift sets and magnums, artisan food items such as wine jellies,

wine-lover accessories and gift baskets, jewellery, purses and more. Maybe Santa will come early and you will win one of the door prizes offered throughout your tour. “With special thanks to the Keremeos & District Arts Council, a number of wineries will also feature art including paintings, sculptures and photography by various local art-

ists,” said Hanson. After you complete your winery open house tour, you’ll be set for all of your holiday entertaining and gift-giving times. Rumour has it that even Santa loves to give (and receive) amazing, award-winning wines from the Similkameen Valley. For more information, visit, or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Naramata Bench wineries pour for a cause Penticton and District Community Resources Society is pleased to announce the second annual Open Hearts Open House fundraiser on Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., along the Naramata Bench. Sixteen local wineries will be opening their tasting rooms and generously donating 10 per cent of any sales to help families in need especially over the Christmas season “Many families in our community are working harder than ever to make ends meet this year and come Christmas time, the burden to provide the basics and a few extras becomes very difficult,” said Heather Cooke, president of Penticton and District Community Resources Society. “The Open Hearts Open House fundraiser makes it possible for hundreds of families to not only put food on the table, but participate in some of the holiday joys that a lot of us take for granted.” In recent years, families in the South Okanagan Similkameen region have faced more

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The holiday season is quickly approaching and taking in a winery tour is a great way to get into the festive spirit. Wine tastings, food pairings, decorated wine shops, art, gift ideas and holiday joy and cheer await in the third annual Similkameen Country Christmas Winery Open House Tour which runs Dec. 6 to 8 daily from noon to 4 p.m. George Hanson, president of the Similkameen Wineries Association explained, “All nine of our member wineries will be open and serving up holiday cheer as part of the annual Keremeos Christmas Light Up celebration.” In traditional holiday open house style, meander through the beautiful Similkameen and visit Cerelia, Clos du Soleil, Eau Vivre, Forbidden Fruit, Orofino, Robin Ridge, Rustic Roots, Sage Bush and Seven Stones wineries. While looking at the decorated wine shops, enjoy wine tastings at each winery including some new releases. Every winery will delight your senses with different holiday traditions, ranging from wine pairings with festive nibbles

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financial stress than ever before. Almost 20 per cent of the region’s population are living in poverty, and around one quarter of these people are under the age of six years of age, representing more than 3,000 children. Penticton and District Community Resources Society offers a range of services to assist children and families, including those living in poverty. The family assistance program helps families throughout the year, and especially over the Christmas season by way of financial assistance and Christmas supplies. Last year, the Open Hearts Open House fundraiser made it possible to help 200 families with basic needs like diapers, food, transportation and Christmas presents for children. Last year also marked the first Open House, Open Hearts event hosted by the wineries of the Naramata Bench Wineries Association. Wineries along the Bench opened their doors, offered special holiday pricing and treats, and donated 10

per cent of their total sales to the family assistance fund. Sixteen wineries are doing it again this year on Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Further, the Naramata Heritage Inn and Spa is also hosting the Naramata Artisan Faire on the same

day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., so people can stop by the wineries on their way to or from the fair and pick up wines for seasonal events and gifts and support the PDCRS family assistance fund at the same time. For more information on the event or for B.C. Travel Registrar #1851-3

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It’s expected to be a long cold winter... will you help? We are looking for blankets, sleeping bags, toques, scarves, gloves/mittens & winter coats. New or gently used to give to the homeless and to those in need. Our goal is to hand out blankets, coats and all other items to our Soupateria clientele and others in need at our local Soup Kitchen/ Soupateria and “Free Store” located at St. Saviours Church adjacent to the Soup Kitchen, on December 16th, 17th and 18th from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. An early warm Christmas gift to the people we serve daily and to all those in need. We expect to feed about 150 people or so at our local Soup Kitchen/ Soupateria on Christmas Day. If you can help, please drop off blankets and other items at my office @ 699 Main Street, or you can arrange to have them picked up from your home or office. We will arrange to have them cleaned if need be and delivered to the Parish Hall Free Store.

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John Scott (Jack) Born March 8, 1925 at the Grace Hospital, Winnipeg, Jack passed away peacefully in his sleep November 20, 2013, Penticton. Jack married Marjorie Irene Pfeifer June 19, 1954 and in their 59 years together, they had four children, Maureen Coulter, Brenda (Wilbert) Bartel, Kelly (Susan) Coulter and Beverly Ann who passed away in 1957 at 5 months of age. He had five grandsons, Philip (Heather) Pack, Carl and Grant Bartel, Jordan and Justin Coulter and great granddaughter, Olivia Pack. Jack was the eldest of six children to Samuel and Ester Coulter and is survived by two sisters, Patricia Watson (Winnipeg), Lillian Webster (Regina) and brother, George Coulter (Strathroy, Ontario). He was predeceased by Albert Coulter and Sheila DeCaigny. Jack joined the Royal Canadian Air Force on June 8, 1943 and served three years as a Flight Sargeant Air Gunner including one year overseas. Jack worked for the Canadian National Railway for 45 years starting at the Fort Rouge Stores in Winnipeg June 4, 1941. He later transferred to Sioux Lookout, Ontario for 2 years before transferring to the Transcona shops as Regional Supervisor of Inventory Control, later General Supervisor and retired as Special Projects Officer, Purchases and Material of Prairie Region. Jack and Marjorie moved to Penticton in September 1991 and lived at Red Wing Estates and now resided at Athens Creek Retirement Lodge. He loved to travel in his retirement years (more than 30 cruises and bus tours) and loved working his crostic puzzles. Jack was proud of, and loved to spend time with his grandchildren and is fondly remembered by them for long walks, playing catch, putting and cribbage. Sincere thanks by the entire family for the wonderful care he received at Athens Creek and the Penticton Regional Hospital, doctors and staff. In Jack’s memory, donations can be made to the Penticton Regional Hospital Equipment Fund. No Service by request.


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Handypersons G & S Hauling & Junk Removal, painting & small repairs, carpentry, fence repairs, house & garage cleaning, call Gary for a free estimate, cell 250-462-1165, Home 778476-4721 Plumbing, taps, toilets, dishwashers, electrical, light fixtures, switches, plugs & many other services, call Gord, (250)328-2710

Home Improvements ARE YOU WANTING TO RENOVATE? Framing, gyproc, painting, ooring, bathrooms, decks, windows and doors 35 years experience home/business References Available Licensed, Insured, WCB Ted Lund (250)490-7991

Career Opportunities


Painting & Reno’s

licensed, insured, WCB

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

Len (250)486-8800

CK&S Home Improvements. Finished carpentry, concrete, framing , windows, doors, full kitchen/bath, basements, garages, tile, hardwood & laminate. No job too small, licensed & insured. Chris 250488-4147


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

Rubbish Removal PENTICTON Junk Removal! Anything goes! Household waste, furniture and appliances to the dump 250-770-0827

Misc Services

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



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

KALEDEN Tile - Professional installation of all types of tile and stone. Glass back splashes, tile floors, fireplaces, showers and pans. Free estimates, insured, references and pictures available. No Job to big or small. Glen 250-488-1985

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Medical Health VIAGRA 100mg or CIALIS 20mg. Generic. 40 tabs + 10 Free all for $99 including Free Shipping. Discreet, Fast Shipping. 1-888-836-0780 or

Carpet Cleaning


IMMEDIATE OPENING International Forest Products Limited (Interfor) is a leading global supplier, with one of the most diverse lines of lumber products in the world. The company has operations across North America and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. For more information about Interfor, visit our website at The Adams Lake Division is located between Salmon Arm and Kamloops in the beautiful Shuswap region of British Columbia. In 2009, the Adams Lake operation successfully commissioned a new sawmill and is now a leader in safety, efficiency and high value production.

Owner - Operator

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Be Part of Our Team.

Carriers Needed

2 Days a Week - Early Mornings

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

• Penticton - Wiltse Area - Westview - Ridgedale Area • Osoyoos • Summerland • Oliver • Trout Creek For more info please call 250-492-0444 Ext: 219 or 205 or email:


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

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

2 Coats Any Colour

Massage for Men 9-9 daily Winfield - by Al. 250-766-2048

Painting & Decorating

Window Cleaning

(1) 250-899-3163

Jack the Bear Snow Service: sidewalks and small parking, Penticton 250-490-5702

Moving & Storage

Pets & Livestock

$59 single storey, cleaned inside & out, seniors discount, (250)488-1956

3 Rooms For $299,

Don’t have time to do those repairs and renos to your home? Need someone that is experienced, insured and reliable? Call Tony at 250492-1157 today.

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


Interfor – Adams Lake Sawmill Division is accepting applications for a Sawmill Superintendent.

Busy Press & Newspaper distribution centre in Penticton has an opening for a Collating person. You must be able to work a morning shift, one day per week. There is an evening shift, hours may vary. You must be able to stand for long hours, be in good health, reliable & eager to learn. Competitive salary & benefits. Please submit resume to: Penticton Western News-Black Press 2250 Camrose Street, Penticton, BC V2A 8R1 (No phone inquiries please)

The successful candidate will be an engaging safety leader that will thrive managing a highly motivated team in a technical and fast paced manufacturing environment. The right person for the job will have a minimum of 5 years experience in sawmill operations at the supervisor and/or superintendent level and possess a thorough knowledge of lumber manufacturing including equipment, processes and products.

Candidates who meet the above requirements may apply on line at


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

We thank all applicants in advance, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

CALL 250-809-4965 or visit:

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools


Be Part of Our Team. Sub-Contractor Driver Must have 1 ton Van 2 days a week - Wednesday & Friday Early morning deliveries

Do you have over 600 hours as a Health Care Assistant?

For more info please call 250-492-0444 Ext: 219 or 205 or email:

Do you want to upgrade from HCA to LPN in as little as 56 weeks? Are you interested in taking the

Practical Nursing Access Diploma Program? Pra


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Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 Penticton Western News

Merchandise for Sale

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent

Building Supplies


Misc. for Sale

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

A-1 Firewood, Full cords Fir, $275, mixed, $250, Pine, $200, split & delivered, 1/2 cords and 1/4 cords avail., free delivery, 250-770-0827, 250-809-0127 eves.

Dining rm table & leaf & 6 chairs (forest green), $300 obo 2 dressers, matching desk, light wood, $25 ea, green rocker, $25, wood cabinet for sewing machine, $25, bdrm suite; twin bed w/bookcase/headboard, night stand & 5 drawer dresser, $250, treadmill, $250, brown queen hidea-bed, $100, 250-493-4715

Camera Equipment Fujifim x 10 Camera w/leather case, 2 batteries, paid over $700 6 months ago, $300, phone (250)493-5042


Furniture 3 piece bonded leather sofa, excellent condition, $350, (250)487-9295

OPEN Pre-Christmas Mondays! Better deals on new & used rifles, shotguns, handguns, ammo, accessories, repairs with friendly service from knowledgeable owners all at Weber & Markin Gunsmiths, The Best Little Gunshop Around 4-1691 Powick Rd Kel 250-762-7575 Mon-Sat 10-6

Oreo needs a home. Loving cat, indoor & outdoor. Must not have any other animals in or around. He is neutered & healthy but must be top cat. Can you help? Summerland, 778-516-0914.

Fruit & Vegetables 40lbs + Ambrosia apples $30/box delivered. 5Lt Ambrosia pasteurized juice $20/carton. 250-492-4717

CHRISTMAS MARKET Baking, crafts, decorations Vendors welcome Nov. 30 - 9am - 2pm Royal Canadian Legion 501 Martin St. for tables call (778)476-1823

STEEL BUILDING. “The big year end clear out!” 20x22 $4,259. 25x24 $4,684. 30x34 $6,895. 35x36 $9,190. 40x48 $12,526. 47x70 $17,200. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422.

Heavy Duty Machinery

Free Items Free to good home, year and 1/2 old neutered male and 5 month old male, (250)4878736

Garage Sales

STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or visit us online at:

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

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. 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.

Misc. for Sale

Sporting Goods OPEN Pre-Christmas Mondays! Better deals on new & used rifles, shotguns, handguns, ammo, accessories, repairs with friendly service from knowledgeable owners all at Weber & Markin Gunsmiths, The Best Little Gunshop Around 4-1691 Powick Rd Kel 250-762-7575 Mon-Sat 10-6

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

CONDOMINIUMS 286 GREEN AVE W 2 bed, 1 bath, ground level, fr/st, dish, w/d, wood f/p, incl. utilities. AVAIL. NOW $900




Apt/Condo for Rent

Commercial/ Industrial

Auto Financing

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

3313 WILSON ST 2 bed, 2 bath, corner facing south, 1 park stall w/storage, fitness room on site. AVAIL. DEC. 1 $1100

2bdrm, great location, private parking, quiet, secure building, large storage room, laminate floors, $800, heat/cable incl., cat ok with dep., ns, 250-4887902

202 EDMONTON AVE 2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd floor corner. (55+ Build) AVAIL. NOW $1100

Bach room, downtown, shared bathroom, mature person, util. included, $350/mo., 250-8095989, 250-496-5989




329 RIGSBY ST 2 bed, 2 bath, grd level, lge deck, 5 appl, gas f/p, 1 sec. park stall. (19+ Build). AVAIL. NOW $1200 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

10th FLOOR, 75 MARTIN ST 2 bed, 2 bath furnished, 1 parking stall. AVAIL. NOV. 1 $1600 DUPLEX’S / HOUSES HEALES AVE 2 bed, furnished house, 4 appl. AVAIL. NOW - MAY 31 $1100 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

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


BRIGHT 1 bed apartment, Penticton - Haynes Street. Fresh paint, new fridge/stove, in-suite laundry, secure u/g parking. No pets, non-smoking, no elevator. $700 + utilities. 250-487-8839 Condo in S’land. Close to town, 1000 sq ft plus bsmt. Mstr bdrm w/ensuite. Carport & patio. NS. Adult. Avail now. $860/mo. Refs req’d. Phone 250-494-9055 / 250-494-4136 Large 2 Bedroom, 3rd floor, $850/ month plus utilities, 40+ Building, 250-487-1136

York 2001 - 160lb weights, 2 benches, 4 bars, 6 dumbells, 60 assorted weights; 2.5lbs to 25 lbs (555lbs), $400, obo, (250)493-4715

REVELSTOKE AVE 2 bed, 1 bath. AVAIL. NOW $1150

LEE AVE 2 bed, 1 bath furnished house, storage grg., decent sized yard, 5 appl. AVAIL. NOW TO MAY $1200 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

large clean 1bd character apt., oak floors, high ceilings, on bus route, np, ns, quiet resp. (S) person, 250-770-0536


JONATHON DR 3 bed house, hot tub, fr/st, dish, w/d. AVAIL. DEC. 1 $1350


Apartment Furnished

Apt/Condo for Rent



Ambrosia & Granny Smith Apples $0.60/lb, 1260 Broughton Ave., off Upper Bench Rd., delivery in Penticton, (250)487-9295

2 recliner chairs, good cond., $325/each, counter top for island 5’ longx2’9.5” wide $100, ceiling light fixture 5-bulbs $15, best offer 250-492-5825 evenings.

1150SQFT 2bd 2ba 55+ condo 1yr lease 2prk bus stop NS sml pet on aprvl $1100/mth AC W/D dish util not incl Prtly furn or unfurn 7 7 8 8 9 9 5 5 2 2

2bdrm, $750, 1bdrm $650, adult/senior oriented, clean, quiet, cat ok, 250-492-7328

For ski season, Dec. 1 to April 15, 1bdrm Condo in Clearview, Apex, $850/mo. includes utilities to max of $130/mo. (on average) contact Cheryl 250-492-7622

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

Legal Notices


Top floor 2 bdrm walk up, quiet building, fridge, stove, coin op laundry, extra storage. Avail. NOW (SHM 301) 2nd floor 2 bdrm apt at Skaha Pl. large balcony, f,s, coin op laundry, elevator, no pets, no smoking. Min. 6 month lease. Avail. Dec. 1 (A 323)




November 21, 2013

The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen (RDOS) invites quotes for Custodial Services for the following locations:

$1000 6 MONTH MIN LEASE, grd flr, 2 bdrm furnished suite, 5 appl, yard off street parking, small dog ok. Avail. NOW (OT596) $1300 Brand new Furnished Term rental Avail. Jan. – end of May or June 2014, 4 bdrm, 2.5 bath, single garage, 1.2 duplex, near rec centre, SOEC and beach, no pets, no smoking. (OT600)

1. Head Office located at 101 Martin Street, Penticton 2. Water Office located at 224 Robinson Ave., Naramata 3. Landfill Offices located at the Campbell Mountain Landfill, Reservoir Road, Penticton 4. Community Centre and EDO Office located in OK Falls



$1100 2 bdrm, 1 bath, one level home near downtown, community centre, quiet area, f,s, w.d. Avail. NOW (H768) $1300 Newer 3 bdrm duplex, 2.5 bath, extra storage, 6 appl, laminate floors, 2 patios, 1 year lease req’d. Avail. NOW (OT597)

A mandatory site inspection tour beginning at the Head Office at 101 Martin Street in Penticton of the building (s) will be held AT 8:30 A.M. on:

TOWNHOUSES: $1000 New paint, new flr, 2 bdrm + den, near Schools, small private yard, f,s, hook up for washer / dryer. Avail. NOW (th467) Prospective tenants must complete an application form at:

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

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH, 2013 Quotes addressed to: Doug French, Public Works Manager Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen Public Works Department 101 Martin Street, Penticton, B.C. V2A 5J9 Email: Clearly marked "CUSTODIAL SERVICES - RDOS BUILDINGS" will be received by the undersigned, up to and including 2:00 p.m., local time, Friday, December 6th, 2013. RFQ documents outlining performance security, insurance and Workers' Compensation Board requirements may be obtained from the office of the Regional District, 101 Martin Street, Penticton, B.C., V2A 5J9 on or after Friday, November 22nd, 2013. Documents are available in an electronic format by emailing All related enquiries should be directed to: Doug French, Public Works Manager, Telephone: 250.490.4103 or

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

APPLE PLAZA, Prime Central location, 2300sqft. in busy plaza, ample parking, also 5821100 sqft. shared office space avail., call Barb 250-492-6319 High visible high traffic location dense population area, very affordable rent, many upgrades to the building 3413 30th Ave. Ken 250-851-6240

Duplex / 4 Plex 2bdrm 2bath unit, laminate floors, central location, private parking, cat ok with deposit, $900/mo., 250-488-7902 3bdrm, all appl., between the malls, close to everything, ns, np, $1200, (250)460-0302

Mobile Homes & Pads Double wide trailer 24’ x 60’ country/farm setting. $750/mo + heat. Ideal for couple. NP, NS. Call 250-494-9393 evenings only.References required.

Homes for Rent 1 bdrm suite in Olalla, ground level, granny suite, heat & hydro incl., newly remodelled, $650/month, available immediately, Call 250-460-1895 3bdrm, 2bath, Sage Mesa, $1200+util., avail. immed., ns, ref’s req., (250)498-5439

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

Shared Accommodation Dorm style living at my ranch in Ok Falls, bedrooms to rent, must be clean, quiet, responsible & friendly, $400/mo., (250)460-1760

Suites, Lower 1bd daylight basement, close to Wiltse Elem. Sch., N/S, N/P, prefer mature resp. person, ref’s req., $650 incl. util., avail. immed., 250-493-5630 1bdrm basement suite, ns, np, $650 (incl. util), no laundry, avail. Nov. 1, 250-492-0556 HIGHLAND motel suites avail now, no pets. 1140 Burnaby Ave., 250-809-1253, 250-4882206 Summerland Large 2 bdrm bsmt suite. Recent reno, lg windows, W/D, new F/S, walk to downtown. NP, NS. $700/mo + util. Call (new number) 403-235-5507.

Cars - Domestic 2005 Mercedes C240, 48,000 kms, exc. cond., $16,000, call (250)494-7829

Scrap Car Removal AAA Scrap Removal,Will meet or beat all competitors pricing, 250-801-4199

Scrap car removal, We are licensed & insured, more weight = more money, 250328-8697, Penticton

Trucks & Vans 2007 Dodge Caravan, 44,000kms, like new, summer/winter tires w/rims, 7 pass, $13,000, (250)492-0204

Adult Escorts BEACH BUNNIES Upscale Men’s Spa #32-2789 Hwy 97 250-448-8854


MALE 4 Male Erotic Massage $95, waxing, intimate grooming and skin care. Winfield, 9-9 Daily 250-766-2048

Auto Accessories/Parts

SOOO SEXY SANDY The Original K-Town Girl. 38D, 29, 34. Let’s Play! 878-1514

Used Tires, Huge Selection of used tires and wheels in stock. We might have what you need. Prices vary according to size and quality. Starting at $25.00. Call us or drop in to Larsens Excel 555 Okanagan Ave East 250-492-5630 Penticton

Vernon’s Best! New Grand Location! Discrete, Upscale, Beautiful Attendants. In/out Spoil yourself! 250-307-8174. Hiring! XXX’s and O’s by Donna, Independant (out calls) 250-4880930, South Okanagan

Penticton Western News Wednesday, November 27, 2013


calendar WEDNESDAY November 27

Summerland PleaSure PainterS have an art show and sale at 10122 Main St. during the Festival of Lights. Open Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a variety of painting techniques and one can browse for unique Christmas gifts. mealS on WheelS Penticton is in need of volunteer drivers to deliver hot and frozen meals three days a week: Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For more, call 250-4929095 or email are you intereSted in helping seniors in the community? Come to the Better at Home information session every Wednesday this month at 3 p.m., 330 Ellis St. or call 250-487-3376. the Penticton academy of Music String Orchestra rehearses from 7:15-8:45 p.m. in the lounge of the Leir House, 220 Manor Park Ave. New members welcome. Please call 250493-7977 for more info. the naramata ScottiSh Country Dance Club has classes at 7 p.m. Please bring soft-soled shoes to wear for dancing. For more information call Davina at 250-4871272. Classes are held Wednesdays through April from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Shatford Centre. Neither Scottish background nor a partner is required. okanagan FallS SeniorS’ Centre has music and coffee from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and carpet bowling at 1 p.m. BreakFaSt learning cluB Penticton is in need of volunteers to serve a nutritious breakfast at three elementary schools: Columbia, Queen’s Park and West Bench. Come join us in making sure our next generation of up-andcoming young adults start their morning off right. For more, call 250-4929095 or email Summerland art cluB meets Wednesdays from

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Summerland Library. Painters of all levels welcome. Workshops available. Contact Mary at 250-494-5851 for info. the order oF St. Luke meets on the first and third Wednesdays in St. Saviours’ Church at noon for healing prayer. the Bereavement reSource Centre at 626 Martin St. hosts weekly drop-in grief support sessions Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. For more information on other available programs or support in the loss of a pet, please call 250-490-1107. FoSter care inFo sessions every Wednesday at 10 a.m. at MCFD Resource Office. For info call Moe at 250-770-7524 or visit or foster. Penticton duPlicate Bridge cluB holds weekly games Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Thursdays at 1 p.m. and the Under 100 Club Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. in the Penticton library. Call Birgitta at 250-7701154 for info. al-anon For FriendS and family of alcoholics at 7:30 p.m. at United Church, 696 Main St. Call 250-490-9272 for info. Bingo every WedneSday in the Legion hall with the Ladies Auxiliary, 502 Martin St. at 1 p.m. Lunches are available. 65-PluS SingleS coFFee cluB meets at 10 a.m. at the Penticton Golf and Country Club. For info call 250-492-0459 or 250770-1018. SeniorS’ recreation and Wellness Centre at 439 Winnipeg St. hosts euchre every Wednesday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Call Betty at 250-490-0468 for more information. anavetS haS humP Day with dinner by Stu at 5:30 p.m. and music by Buzz Byer at 6:30 p.m. kiWaniS cluB haS a lunch meeting every Wednesday at noon at 390 Brunswick St. hand and Foot canaSta at 1 p.m. in the Penticton Leisure Centre, 439 Winnipeg St. Lessons available for those who have never played before.

Call June evenings at 250492-7630 for info. oliver douBle o Quilters have drop-in activities Wednesdays. Everyone welcome. alcoholicS anonymouS haS Nooners meetings Monday to Friday noon at 352 Winnipeg St. Call service 24 hours is 250490-9216. Night group meets in the Baptist Church at 7:30 p.m. at 1498 Government St. The Summerland group meets at 8 p.m. at 13204 Henry Ave. in the basement. South main droP-in Centre has beginner line dance at 9 a.m., a coffee social and medical Qi Gong at 10 a.m., and easy to intermediate line dance and cribbage at 1 p.m. Call 250-493-2111 to confirm line dance activities.


November 28 en’oWkin centre PreSentS an artist talk featuring Bracken Hanuse Corlett talking about his career as an indigenous multimedia artist. Lunch at 12:15 p.m., with the artist presentation for community, partners and students beginning at 1 p.m. 189 Green Mountain Rd. For more information call 250-493-7181. Work u Pcoming ShoP hoSted by South Okanagan Immigrant and Community Services, on attracting and sustaining newcomer Canadians from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 28 and 29. FitneSS FriendS meet in the Royal Canadian Legion, 502 Martin St. at

10 a.m. Get in shape. For info call Dot at 250-4925400. elkS cluB on Ellis Street has darts at 7 p.m. All skill levels welcome. anavetS have Fun pool and 269 dart club at 7 p.m. okanagan FallS SeniorS’ Centre has scrabble at 10 a.m., bridge at 1 p.m. and crib at 7 p.m. South main droP-in Centre has Spanish conversation and carpet bowl at 10 a.m., bingo, improver line dance and crafters meet at 1 p.m. Call 250493-2111 to confirm line dance activities. Fraternal order oF the Eagles has Joseph’s

Penticton & District Search & Rescue Team VOLUNTEERS NEEDED OPEN HOUSE Tuesday, December 3, 2013 7:00 pm 251 Dawson Avenue, Penticton Penticton & District Search & Rescue Team (PenSar) is currently accepting applications for this extremely active and dedicated community based Search & Rescue Team. The Search & Rescue (SAR) Team responds throughout the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen, regularly, and throughout the Province on occasion. The SAR mandate is under the jurisdictional authority of the local police force and is in compliance with Emergency Management BC (EMBC) Policies and Procedures and the BC Emergency Response Management System (BCERMS). Response and Administrative support positions are available.

General Requirements:

• 18 year of age or older an self-motivated • Must consistently attend regular weekly training sessions • Willingness to attain Justice Institute of BC Certification in Ground Search & Rescue, and other SAR related disciplines • Must be prepared to represent the ‘Team’ in professional and proficient manner and accept direction and guidance • Criminal Record Background Check


• Experience in or willingness to obtain First/Aid medical Training and backcountry/wilderness knowledge • Physically fit • Self-equipped or willingness to obtain personal gear needed for wilderness response • Available to respond on a volunteer basis (24/7) to a high percentage of Team Call-Outs • Regularly support and participate in Penticton & District SAR Team initiatives including fund raising and other community events

Administrative Support:

• Computer experience or willingness to learn - MS Word, Excel, Digital Mapping and related SAR software programs • Telecommunication experience or willingness to learn SAR related communication systems and technology • Miscellaneous administrative duties related to documentation needed for task completion, website operation, accounting, grant applications, office duties, etc. Individuals interested in this exciting, challenging and fulfilling way to ‘give back’ to your community should attend the Open House; Tuesday December 3, 2013, 7:00 pm at 251 Dawson Ave., Penticton or contact the PenSar Training officer at 250-492-6005 or email: - website:

Hiring? We can help...

Call 1-855-678-7833 today for more details.

famous pizza at 4 p.m. and musical bingo at 7 p.m. All members and guests welcome to the hall at 1197 Main St. alcoholicS anonymouS night group meets at 8

p.m. at 150 Orchard Ave. in the Outreach Centre. The Okanagan Falls group meets at 8 p.m. at 5328 Hawthorne St., and the men’s book study group runs at 7:30



“Celebrating over 20 years of Chiropractic Service”

Back Pain? FREE CONSULTATION Expires Dec. 4th, 2013 Orthotics and Orthopedics Now on Sale

250-492-2277 104-74 Wade Ave. E.



Wednesday, November 27, 2013 Penticton Western News

calendar p.m. at 102 1825 Main St. Vineyard Church. South okanagan and I mmIgrant Community Services is offering free English classes. For more info, stop by the office at 508 Main St. or call 250-4926299. toPS B.C. 1640 meets from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Bethel Church basement at 945 Main St. Phone Beverley at 250493-5968 or Liz at 250493-7997 for more info.

toPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, 523 Jermyn Ave. Call Merle at 250770-8093. DeSert Sage SPInnerS and Weavers Guild meets at 10 a.m. at the Oliver Community Centre. Visitors are always welcome. If you are interested in becoming a member stop by or contact Gail Erickson at rgerickson@ or 250-4984959.

al-anon for frIenDS and family of alcoholics meets at 7:30 p.m. in the Summerland United Church. Call 250-4909272. royal CanaDIan legIon branch 40 has NFL football at 5:30 p.m., crib and drop-in eight-ball pool at 7 p.m. in the Legion hall at 502 Martin St. CIty PeaCh toaStmaSterS meet from noon to 1 p.m. at the Penticton United Church. Toastmasters improves

speaking abilities and leadership skills. Call 250-492-2362 for info.


November 29 CeleBratIng afrICan granDmotherS juried art exhibition, to raise awareness of the lives of African grandmothers, their resourcefulness. The opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Shatford Centre celebrates the local Grandmother to

L U X U RY C O N D O L I V I N G • Innovative Floor Plans • Gourmet Kitchens • Exquisite Finishings VISIT OUR SHOW SUITE Open Thursday to Sunday 12pm to 6pm or call Felicia at 250-770-0012 for a viewing appointment

Grandmother group reaching a fundraising goal of $100,000. Show runs through to Dec. 21. SummerlanD PleaSure PaInterS have an art show and sale at 10122 Main St. during the Festival of Lights. Open Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a variety of painting techniques and one can browse for unique Christmas gifts. the IoDe thrIft Shop is stocked with fall and winter clothing for all members of the family, including jackets, lingerie and accessories. Why not start your Christmas shopping now? We have toys and many gift items. Open Monday to Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m., 464 Main St. the PentICton hoSPItal Auxiliary is holding a raffle in support of new X-ray equipment at Penticton Regional Hospital. Tickets are $20 and available at the PRH gift shop. Grand prize of eight $100 gift certificates to eight local restaurants, plus an early bird draw for a $250 gift basket to be drawn on Nov. 30. Call June at 250-490-9786 or email for more information. WelCome to frIDay social dances at South Main Drop-In Centre, 2965 South Main St. Join us for music by Destiny, the dance band, starting at 7:30 p.m. $6 per person, all welcome. elkS CluB on Ellis Street has drop-in fun darts and pool at 7 p.m. f untImerS t he Ballroom Dance Club holds a dance most Fridays upstairs at the Elks Club on Ellis Street. Ballroom and Latin American dancing is featured from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Non-members welcome. For more information visit or call Brian 250-492-7036.

InterIor health anD the Penticton Hospice Society are sponsoring a five-week video series on grief covering a variety of topics from 10 a.m. to noon Fridays at the Penticton Art Gallery, Nov. 15 to Dec 13. Call Andrea at 250-4929071 ext. 2203 for more information. SummerlanD PleaSure PaInterS meet every Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Harold Simpson Memorial Youth Centre. New members and drop-ins are welcome. Contact Ruth at 494-7627 for info. SenIorS SIngleS lunCh Club welcomes 65-plus each Friday. For location call 250-496-5980 or 250770-8622. the Bereavement reSourCe Centre at 626 Martin St. hosts weekly drop-in grief support sessions Fridays at 10:30 a.m. For more information on other available programs or support in the loss of a pet, please call 250-490-1107. eagleS have DInner from 5 to 7 p.m. and Karaoke at 7 p.m. royal CanaDIan legIon branch 40 has daily lunches from Monday to Thursday, with fish and chips on Friday at 11:30 a.m. and dinner at 5:30 p.m. Entertainment by Shindigger at 7 p.m. alCoholICS anonymouS haS a group meet in Naramata at 8 p.m. at 3740 3rd St. in Community Church hall. In Summerland, the step study meeting is at 7:30 p.m. at 13204 Henry Ave. Friends Friday night at 6:30 p.m. at 2964 Skaha Lake Rd. at Oasis United Church. al-anon meetS at the Oasis United Church at 2964 Skaha Lake Rd. from 6 to 7 p.m. For info call 250-490-9272. 890 WIng of South Okanagan Air Force Association meets at 4 p.m. in the clubhouse at 126 Dakota Ave.

anavetS haS karaoke with Jack Ramsay, pool and potluck at 7 p.m. SenIorS PentICton ComPuter Club dropin sessions Monday and Friday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. People may sign up for memberships, classes or have computer problems solved. Lectures on Saturdays at 10 a.m. on a variety of computingrelated topics. okanagan fallS SenIorS’ Centre has music and coffee from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and crib at 1 p.m.


November 30 P.a.C.e. ChrIStmaS Craft and bake sale from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 205 Martin St. To rent a table call Cyndi at 250770-2284. SuPer SaturDay Sale with quality furniture, collectibles, pictures, paintings, etc. at St. Saviour’s Parish Hall, 150 Orchard Ave. from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CharIty Bottle DrIve with all money going to the Penticton Regional Hospital pediatric ward, SPCA and Critteraid. Drop off from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Marketplace IGA on Government Street. a l C o h o l I C S anonymouS haS its 12 bells group at noon at the Oasis United Church at 2964 Skaha Lake Rd. The Saturday night group meets at 8 p.m. at 150 Orchard Ave. and in Summerland, the Grapevine meeting is at 8 p.m. at 13204 Henry Ave. Call service 24 hours is 250-490-9216. elkS CluB on Ellis Street has crib at 10 a.m., drop-in darts at 4 p.m. and a meat draw at 4:30 p.m. Dinner at 5:30 p.m. anavetS haS fun pool at noon, dinner by Stu at 5:30 p.m. and entertainment by Dale Seaman at 6:30 p.m.

Animate Object Circus Cabaret Friday, Dec. 6 • 7 p.m. Omak PAC

20 S. Cedar Street,Omak

$15 adults • $10 students

3591 Skaha Lake Road 250-770-0012 “omakPAC” Tickets online at: Ticket Outlets: Tonasket Interiors, Tonasket; Oroville Pharmacy, Oroville; Rawson’s Dept. Store,Okanogan; The Corner Shelf, Omak; or at the door.


Penticton Western News Wednesday, November 27, 2013

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