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Summerland’s Justin Kripps enjoyed a strong Olympic finish on the weekend.




Crime figures decline by John Arendt

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Chamber election

Members of the Summerland Chamber of Commerce will choose three members of their board of directors.

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The family farm

A new generation is taking over one of Summerland’s familyrun orchards.

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Heritage home

The members of Summerland’s Heritage Advisory Commission have selected a home, a site and a tree with historic value.

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Hockey season

The Summerland Steam played to three wins in Junior B hockey action on the weekend.

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Escalators don’t break down. They just turn into stairs.


Quarterly police statistics lower in almost every crime category

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Dawson Burdick, 11 years old, demonstrates roping during a special event at the Summerland Library on Saturday morning. Snow Ponies — A Family Event featured activities and crafts for children.

Crime statistics in Summerland show a decrease in almost every category, according to the latest figures from the Summerland RCMP detachment. According to the statistics, there were 543 calls for service in the fourth quarter of 2013, down from 582 in the same period a year earlier. Throughout 2013, police responded to 2,562 calls for service, down from 2,697 in 2012. Sgt. Stephane Lacroix said the drop in crime figures may be in part a result of a strong police presence in the community. In almost every category, the number of criminal code offences showed a decline when compared with 2012 figures. The total number of assaults in 2013 was 39, down from 41 in 2012. Thefts from vehicles dropped dramatically from 51 in 2012 to 29 last year. The number of vehicle thefts also dropped from 25 to nine. Throughout the year, 35 break and enters were reported, down from 40 a year earlier. Other thefts dropped slightly from 65 to 63. Mischief offences decreased from 121 to 64. The number of sexual offences reported to police increased from none in 2012 to four in 2013. Sgt. Stephane Lacroix of the Summerland RCMP detachment said these incidents include incidents of a historical nature being reported now and cases involving individuals who are known to each other. Over the last quarter of 2013, police received six tips through Crime Stoppers about Summerland incidents. During the entire year, 11 Summerland-related Crime Stoppers tips were received. “All tips are followed up by our members,” Lacroix sad.

Land petition gains support by John Arendt A petition to keep 80 hectares near the core of Summerland within the Agricultural Land Reserve has topped

2,000 signatures, but fewer than half are from Summerland. By Monday, the petition had grown to more than 2,000 names, not including those from

petition forms left at several Summerland businesses. Erin Carlson, organizer of the Stop the Swap campaign, said 1,000 of the names are Summer-

landers. Concerns have been raised about the validity of the names on the petition, as well as questions about whether some of the names or email

addresses have been fabricated. Mayor Janice Perrino said the names could originate from anywhere in the world. See RESPONSES Page 3






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Chamber to elect three directors Members of the Summerland Chamber of Commerce will elect or re-elect three people to the board of directors next month.

The election will be held on Tuesday, March 11, during the chamber ’s annual meeting at Summerland Seniors’ Village.


will elect the directors. Last year, Thor Clausen, Connie Denesiuk , Arlene Fenrich and Maged Said were re-elected to two-



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The list of nominees will be compiled by Feb. 25. Those nominated must be business licence holders. Chamber members


year positions on the chamber board. Jason Embree and Darin Fair are at the end of their latest two-year terms. Christine Coletta, who was appointed last year to replace Brett DeWitt on the board, is also at the end of her term. Chamber manager Christine Petkau said the new chamber board will have some challenges to face in the near future. Two of the big-

gest challenges are the need for succession plans for small businesses and the changing face of retail in North America. Succession planning is needed for those business owners looking to leave their businesses, often as a result of retirement. “Succession planning is becoming a bigger and bigger issue,” she said. In Summerland, with an older median

age than elsewhere in the province or the country, plans must be made for business owners looking to retire. Retail changes are also affecting businesses in the community. These include the rise of big box stores and the increasing popularity of online shopping. “Many towns are being affected by these same concerns,” Petkau said.

Shakespeare funding

David Finnis, president of the Summerland Community Arts Council, presents a cheque for $500 to Katrina Fricke and Megan Lindow of the Good Will Shakespeare Festival. The festival is in its 14th year. It is held each May and draws high school theatre students from around the province.

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An upcoming health forum will address the needs of seniors in the community. The Summerland Healthy Seniors Forum on March 1 is organized by NeighbourLink. Maryana Komljenovic of NeighbourLink said the fourth annual forum will feature a series of sessions organized by nursing students from the University of British Columbia — Okanagan. The nursing students’ role in the forum is part of their course work as they learn about promot-

ing good health. The students have also brought healthbased topics to NeighbourLink during the monthly soup social events. The topics and workshops at the forum include a short fitness class, a financial planning session, a presentation on the Aging in Place program, an information about the role of diet and exercise in treating arthritis and more. “It’s not a trade fair,” Komljenovic said. Instead, the display tables will be from organizations

providing assistance to seniors. These include the Interior Health Authority, Summerland Parks and Recreation, the Summerland Kiwanis Club and the Summerland Seniors’ Village. Komljenovic said she would like to see at least 60 people attend this year’s event. The forum will be held at the Summerland Seniors’ Drop-in Centre, 9710 Brown St. on Saturday, March 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is no admission fee.


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Number of infill sites disputed Waterman calls for alternative to agricultural land removal by John Arendt Coun. Peter Waterman believes there are plenty of places for potential growth in Summerland without the need for using agricultural land. Speaking at the council meeting on Feb. 11, Waterman said the number of

lots for sale, the number which are vacant and the number which have the potential for single-family or multi-family housing approaches 1,000 locations. Waterman, a retired agrologist and an opponent of the municipality’s proposed Urban Growth Plan, has spoken out in the past about the need to keep agricultural land within the Agricultural Land Reserve.

The growth plan calls for removing around 80 hectares from the land reserve near the core of the community but adding around 91 hectares in the Prairie Valley area. “I have a great deal of difficulty understanding why we need to do this in the first place,” he said. “Previous OCPs have decided not to infringe on ALR land, and that’s one of my concerns.”

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for development is much lower than the

“I have a great deal of difficulty understanding why we need to do this in the first place. Previous OCPs have decided not to infringe on ALR land, and that’s one of my concerns.”

Coun. Peter Waterman

McIntosh disagrees with Waterman’s calculations. He said the number of lots available

1,000 in Waterman’s figures. “The planning department’s best estimate of lots that

have a reasonable expectation of developing is 276,” he said later. This figure includes 110 lots in sewered areas and 166 lots in areas where it may be cost effective to extend the sewer system. If all these lots were to be developed, they would meet Summerland’s single family housing demands for eight years. McIntosh added that most of the

lots outside of the sewered area are too expensive to develop. He said the potential infill lots will not all be developed. In the last three years, only one infill lot was created in the Saunders Crescent area. Half of the potential lots are in the Trout Creek area, a neighbourhood which has been resistant to densification in the past.

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However, organizers of the Stop the Swap campaign say the municipality’s survey was also available to people from outside the community. While there has been considerable opposition to the plan shown in letters and at public meetings, Perrino said she and

others on municipal council are also receiving letters in support of the proposed plan. “We’re getting lots of email the other way,” she said. She added that the signatures on the petition will not be enough to alter the decision of the council.

“We were elected to make difficult decisions,” she said. “It would be much easier to walk away, but that’s not what we were elected to do.” She said members of council and municipal staff have provided help with the plan. The land exchange is part of

Bursary created in Lloyd’s honour A bursary has been created in memory of an advocate for Summerland youth. The Ellen Lloyd Memorial Bursary was created by Summerland Secondary School, in cooperation with the municipality. Lloyd, who died on Jan. 28 at the age of 71, spearheaded initiatives including the Rotary Youth Unity Retreat and the

Summerland Asset Development Initiative. The newly formed bursary will be awarded each year to a Summerland Secondary School graduate who personifies Lloyd’s assets and beliefs. Special consideration will be given to those youths who have had to overcome personal challenges during their teen years.

An account has been set up to fund the annual bursary. Those individuals or groups wishing to make a contribution may send a cheque made out to the District of Summerland to Linda Bergstrom, Summerland Secondary School, Box 2501, Summerland, V0H 1Z0. Tax receipts will be issued for donations of more than $20.

POLICE rEPOrt Vehicle crashes

On Sunday at 7:22 p.m., police were called after a 2003 Dodge pickup truck struck a bench along Rosedale Avenue. The man and woman in the vehicle walked away from the scene, leaving the truck behind. The rear axle of the truck was broken and the truck was not drivable. Police caught the two people and brought them back to the accident scene. Police said the driver, a 27-yearold Summerland woman, showed signs of impairment. She blew a Fail on a roadside screening device. Her driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days and the

vehicle was impounded for 30 days. She was also issued a violation ticket for failing to remain at the scene of an accident.

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On Feb. 17 at 5 p.m., police in Trout Creek stopped the driver of a 2000 Freightliner for speeding. The driver, a 61-year-old Summerland man, was hauling a load of lumber. Police said the driver showed signs of having consumed alcohol. He blew a Warn on a roadside screening device. He was issued a three-day driving suspension. A sober driver was called in to drive the truck.

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Summerland’s proposed Urban Growth Plan. If adopted, the plan would remove 80.34 hectares within the land reserve near the core of the community, while adding 91.7 hectares in the Prairie Valley area. The total amount of land

within the Agricultural Land Reserve in Summerland would increase from 2,824 hectares to 2,835 hectares, an increase of 11 hectares. Those opposed to the exchange say the land in the Prairie Valley area is of a lesser quality than the land near the core of the community.

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Strength in numbers Summerland’s proposed Urban Growth Plan has received plenty of attention from the community, with strong opinions for and against the concept. Advocates of the plan say the public consultation process in 2013 involved around 1,300 people and resulted in the largest public involvement of any municipal plan. Opponents of the play say a petition with more than 2,000 signatures, including 1,000 from Summerland, should indicate there is considerable opposition to the growth concept. The petition will be presented at the public hearing on March 3 and will show the number who have signed to show their opposition to the land exchange in the proposed growth plan. In addition, the public hearing will provide an opportunity for any and all to speak about the plan, whether in support or in opposition. It is important for any governing body to consider the various comments made about a plan and the amount of support or opposition it receives, especially if it is as significant as a future growth plan. In a democracy, the views of the people must be heard and considered. At the same time, the decision is not one which can be decided based on popular support alone. Instead, those who sit at the council table are elected to make the best decisions on behalf of their constituents. Sometimes this involves making unpopular or uncomfortable decisions. Those at the Agricultural Land Commission, who also have a say in this plan, must follow their mandate of protecting agricultural land in British Columbia. No matter what happens, a significant number in the community will not be pleased with the final outcome, but the democratic process will allow all views to be presented and considered.

Summerland has long enjoyed one of the lowest crime rates in British Columbia and the latest policing reports show the crime statistics continue to decline. The latest figures, for the last quarter of 2013, show a decline in almost every category when compared with the numbers during the same period in 2012. This decrease in criminal activity is a positive trend.

Who provoked a school strike VICTORIA – I made an error in a column two weeks ago about the latest court ruling in favour of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation. I referred to an “illegal” strike in 2012, and was quickly reminded that this teacher walkout was sanctioned by the Labour Relations Board. A f t e r months of Tom Fletcher withholding report cards and refusing to meet with administrators, the union went to the LRB to seek permission for a full-scale strike. They got their wish, with authorization under essential services rules for a three-day strike in the first week, and one day a week after that until the end of the school year or a settlement was reached. For the record, the last illegal BCTF strike was in 2005, in defiance of a B.C. Supreme Court order that resulted in a $500,000 fine against the union. That was the same year BCTF lawyers won a split B.C. Court of Appeal ruling allowing teachers to bring political propaganda into classrooms. Two out of three judges decided this was appropriate to preserve their freedom of expression. The authorized three-day strike went ahead in March 2012. Regular readers may recall

my reports of students being indoctrinated in classrooms and in some cases sent out as union pickets, and of the strong-arming of unionized government office staff here in Victoria to make them join a rally on the legislature lawn. This was the strike that, according to the current media and political narrative, the provincial cabinet conspired to bring about. This notion is central to the Jan. 27 ruling of Justice Susan Griffin that orders the B.C. government to attempt to reconstruct the world of 2001. Government lawyers filed an application with the B.C. Court of Appeal on Friday to suspend parts of this ruling. Imposing Griffin’s terms would cause “irreparable harm to the public interest of unprecedented magnitude,” they said in arguments backed up by a series of affidavits from superintendents who have to keep B.C.’s war-weary public schools running. In Surrey, returning to 2002 conditions would add $40 million to the district payroll in year one. That’s one of 60 school districts. The government’s submission includes affidavits from superintendents around the province on its likely impact. Here’s a partial list: Cancellation of specialty programs for vulnerable youth, construction of portables to meet arbitrary class size restrictions, transfer of some students

to other schools, closure of daycare and Strong Start preschool programs to free up space reallocated over the years, layoff of non-teaching staff, and cancellation of school participation in the international student program. Premier Christy Clark and Education Minister Peter Fassbender have begun to push back against the conspiracy theory that has taken hold, pointing out that when the BCTF finally did get permission to strike, the cabinet of the day acted to prevent it. Here’s a recap. In late February 2012, nearly 28,000 teachers (90 per cent) voted to go to the full strike allowed by the LRB. The government tabled legislation to impose a cooling-off period with provision for steep fines on the union for any further strike action, and appointed a mediator. This kept schools open, and eventually yielded a two-year deal. In April 2012, the union voted to withdraw all volunteer work by teachers. By this time they had been ordered by the LRB to prepare second-term report cards, in part so students would know if they could apply for postsecondary studies. Once again this mess is before the court of appeal. Perhaps there will be better recognition of the real world this time around. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @ tomfletcherbc Email:

bad apples As Freedom to Read Week approaches, librarians have compiled a short list of some of the books which have been the targets of censors in the past. It is important to remember that the books on this list are just a few of those which have been targeted. Whatever anyone thinks of the books on this year’s list, the decision to read or to not read a specific book should be a matter of personal choice.

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Summerland is slowly decaying Dear Editor: No matter what side of the debate you are on, removing or not removing Agricultural Land Reserve lands from the downtown area of Summerland, I

believe there are far more pressing issues. Summerland is slowly decaying. Take a walk down Main Street and it is not an overly happy place to stroll, let

alone window shop. We are not going to survive as a community unless we attract younger people and younger families to our town. Those against the ALR land swap say

there will be no agricultural lands for future generations to enjoy. At the rate we are going, there will be no future generations in Summerland for anyone to worry

about. We do not have any jobs to attract young families and housing is too expensive. This is not a Summerland problem. It is a worldwide problem.

Where are the jobs for future generations going to come from? What do we have in Summerland to keep my kids here after graduation? Summerland is

going to need a new identity. We need to decide what that is going to look like going forward 10 to 30 years from now. John Lusted Summerland

The early years

From hardware to Good Citizen

Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum

In 1920 E.R. Butler and Austin Walden purchased the hardware section of Summerland Supply and opened (what else?) Butler and Walden Hardware (now 10122 Main St.) During the depression in the 1930s customers were scarce but the store remained open, if only for the sake of the locals who gathered regularly for a good game of checkers. After 35 years of business they sold the store in 1955. As a point of interest, E.R. Butler was the first recipient of the Good Citizen award in 1938. The Summerland Museum would like to congratulate all of the nominees for this year’s Business and Community Excellence Awards. Well done. You’re now part of Summerland’s history.

Community needs smart growth strategy Dear Editor: Eighteen years ago, after an absence of 40 years, I returned to a Summerland with urban sprawl, three industrial parks and a downtown that has been in a slow but progressive demise. I found a community divided on how to achieve the common goals of supporting agriculture, small business and having

financial sustainability. Nothing has changed. Since the early 1970s, successive councils have identified the North Victoria area as the preferred area for residential growth but, for various reasons, have been unable to incorporate much of this area into the Official Community Plan.

The distinct geographic boundaries make it the natural area for residential expansion — close to services and with reasonable development costs. Common sense and history dictates that the closer you are to the infrastructure to begin with, the more affordable and marketable new housing will be.

It is difficult to attract buyers when development costs are too high. This is what we have now — comparably high housing prices, no growth, limited municipal income and a financially unsustainable urban sprawl. Further, the strategy of infilling the core residential area has been an

unsuccessful experiment for 18 years. You can’t build a sustainable community one lot at a time. Canada is not now, nor will it ever be, completely self-sufficient in agriculture. To promote the preservation of agricultural land is a noble cause. However, to promote the preservation of agricultural land at

all costs, without any regard for the pressing needs of our Summerland community, is an uncompromising position. It is a narrow view. In the proposed strategy, there will be no net loss of ALR land. This strategy will provide a 30- to 50-year build out for carefully planned neighbourhoods,

Summerland’s farm land must be preserved Dear Editor: I attended the Stop the Swap rally in Summerland on Feb. 10 and wholeheartedly agree with the sentiments expressed by the speakers at that event. Although I am not a full-time resident of Summerland, I am a Summerland landowner and taxpayer

who spends a portion of each year in the town. I grew up in Summerland and am happy that it has preserved its small-town feel and most of its farmland. I know that there is always pressure to develop farmland, particularly when it is close to downtown.

The very attributes of the land that make it valuable for farming — flat land and deep, fertile soil — are attractive to developers because they reduce the costs of development. When I was a child going to the elementary school, there was an orchard where the recreation centre now sits.

In Kelowna and Penticton, productive land that once grew peaches, apples and field crops is now occupied by houses and shopping malls. Thank heaven the Agricultural Land Reserve was created to stop this valuable agricultural land from being lost forever.

Yes, some growth is inevitable. However, we can increase the density of our existing developed areas and use more marginal land for housing and industrial uses. We should not pit combatting climate change against preserving agricultural land.

Local sustainable agriculture is part of sound environmental practices. I urge all Summerland residents to make their voices known on this issue and to support the farmers in this area by opposing the swap. Joan Mason Victoria

affordable housing, green space and a strong economic tax base. I urge our council to vote positively on this proposed “smart growth” strategy. George Guernsey Summerland

Thanks for quick action Dear Editor:

I am writing to advise that as a result of my recent letter to Summerland council (as published in your paper,) appropriate action has been taken by senior staff to pursue the matter of destruction of a portion of the Adams Bird Sanctuary. I thank them for their swift response in this matter. Brian Adams Summerland









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Past generation fought for freedoms Dear Editor: Anyone in attendance at last week’s council meeting will know that it was not entirely the disruptive and mean spirited event as reported elsewhere. We were treated to a series of excellent reports and initiatives from heads of departments and the question of redistribution of Agricultural Land Reserve lands within the municipality was, I felt, delivered in a reasonably balanced manner. Problems arose when audience participation exceeded the mayor ’s low tolerance for such democratically inspired behaviour, precipitating an outburst including the threat of some sort of future police action. It is at times like this that I am thankful my parents’ generation is largely gone. To be present for such an aggressive, petty and boorish behaviour from

an elected official would be a real slap in the face after all the sacrifices they had to

make to get where we are today. Thanks to them, we live in a more

tolerant society. We respect the diversity of opinions and cultures about us.

We allow for the fact that not everyone has the benefit of a higher education or

the ability to express their feelings coherently and we strive to be fair and equit-

able in decisions that affect others. Nigel Blagborne Summerland

Speaking to students

Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon speaks with students at Giant’s Head Elementary School in Summerland on Friday morning. Guichon was in the region during a six-day visit to the Okanagan Valley.


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No need for proposed plan Dear Editor: Wished-for growth hopes to attract people somehow. Sustainable growth requires full-time, permanent jobs so people can afford to move and buy housing. Summerland has no need at this time

for the proposed community plan which includes a large amount of Class 1 Agricultural Land Reserve land. Good agricultural land, good growing conditions make the ALR land involved a precious resource in B.C.

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The current drought in the southwest United States will mean higher prices for whatever can be grown there. The loonie is at its more normal rate of exchange so our dollar will not get us bargains. The mayor spoke publicly recently of the opportunity to develop the former RCMP station land. The Wharton Street project has been considered for several years. If those properties cannot be developed, then why

extend the land base much further from the town centre? The idea of a net gain of ALR land is phoney. It’s like trading a race horse for an old plug. Their ALR categories are at opposite ends of the ratings. The people are speaking. They have good cause to be concerned about the foolish plan now being considered. Please, council and mayor, be realistic and end this “new” plan. Sheila White Summerland


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Agricultural land needed Dear Editor: I remember the voices of dissent when the government created the Agricultural Land Reserve. Yet how lucky we are today that we can be having a discussion about keeping land in the reserve. At the rate farm land was being eaten up for development, it might not exist at this time when we are finally seeing food security as an imminent issue. The fruit industry once fed the Okanagan Valley with its jobs in orchards, packing plants, canneries, co-ops, box factories, irrigation and the research station among others. The lake, the mountains and fresh fruit in the fruit stands drew tourists by the score. Agriculture and its related industries created a viable liveli-

hood for families. Somehow, selling off the land, creating huge developments and making mega bucks became allconsuming. Grocery stores brought in food from all over the world and we shipped more of our winter food from tropical lands. We no longer needed to have our hands in the soil. We have dammed and diverted rivers and dried up aquifers to water deserts. We have paved over paradises all over the world. We have become richer even as we have watched the third world’s struggles to survive. We have felt relieved and somehow immune. Now we are aware that it is not a sustainable way to live and many of us are relearning how to

Strong support for farm land Dear Editor: Re: Out-of-town names on petition (Summerland Review, Feb. 13.) We believe that the protection of some of the best farming land in all of Canada is not only a local issue, but also a provincial and even global issue, and we have the signatures of over 2,000 people who agree with us. One thousand of them are Summerlanders — many times in excess of the 153 who completed

the District of Summerland’s final survey — and 2,000 are British Columbians. It should also be noted that the District’s Future Summerland survey and multi-critieria evaluation tool were also available to nonSummerlanders. Erin Carlson, Alexander Thistlewood, Anissa McAlpine, Anastasia Ivanusic, Bart Fieten, Dru Yates, Katie Sardinha Stop the Swap Summerland

garden and preserve what we grow. The need for good agricultural land is becoming ever more apparent. We have an opportunity to create a sustainable future for ourselves and our children, but only if we continue to reserve that land for farming. Thanks to those

people who have organized the Stop the Swap and Save the Summerland ALR movement. The website, the rally, the attendance at the council meeting, Coun. Peter Waterman’s researched report on housing availability and all the letters to editors and people who have spoken

out on the issue have been really encouraging. I am sincerely hopeful that the council will hear the groundswell of support for the ALR and will look to other means to develop and recreate Summerland as a wonderful place to grow up and live. Diddy Evans Summerland

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INVITATION TO TENDER - CONCESSION DALE MEADOWS SPORTS FIELDS The District of Summerland is seeking tenders for the operation of a food concession at Dale Meadows Sport Fields for a two year term which will be from April 1, 2014 to October 1, 2014 and April 1, 2015 to October 1, 2015. There will be an option to renew for an additional year at the sole discretion of the District. Tenders for the operation of this concession site will be accepted until 4pm on March 7, 2014 at the Municipal office, 13211 Henry Ave. Copies of the terms of reference are available at the Municipal Office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. all working days and on our website The highest or any tender may not necessarily be accepted.


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Rules in place for public hearing When the public hearing on Summerland’s proposed Urban Growth Plan takes place early next month, rules will be in place to govern the hearing. Mayor Janice Perrino said the regulations are in place so all can present their views about the controversial growth strategy. “We want to

engage all viewpoints, for or against,” she said. The hearing will be held at the Arena Banquet Room on Monday, March 3 beginning at 7 p.m. Prior to the hearing, an open house will be held at the same location, from 5 to 7 p.m., to answer questions about the growth plan. Perrino said all are

welcome to speak at the hearing, but there is to be no applause, no cheering and no jeering. She said such responses, even applause, can deter some from express-

ing their views. “People feel very intimidated with clapping and grandstanding,” she said. Perrino made similar comments during the last municipal council meeting on

Feb. 11, following applause for comments made by Coun. Peter Waterman. At that meeting, she said she would not tolerate clapping or other responses to speakers at the meeting.

“We want to let everyone say their piece,” she said. “Everyone has a right to their opinions. Everyone.” But others at the meeting did not think the applause was

intimidating. “They were just showing support for a viewpoint,” said Mike Holler, one of the people present for the first reading of the Urban Growth Plan bylaw.


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CounCil rePort The regular meeting of municipal council was held on Feb. 11 in council chambers. The mayor and all councillors except Coun. Lloyd Christopherson were present.

election officials named

Council appointed the election officials for the 2014 local government elections. Maureen Fugeta, Summerland’s corporate officer, was named Chief Election Officer. Jeremy Denegar, director of corporate services, was named Deupty Chief Election Officer.

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Practice road safety Watch for pedestrians at crosswalks and around playground zones.

Giant’s Head Park will be closed for three days in late July for a longboarding event. Council approved the closure


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Variance approved

Council approved a development variance permit for 9011 Gilman Road to reduce the minimum lot width. The lot width will be reduced from 45 metres to 19 metres.

notice of title considered

At the Feb. 24 council meeting, council will consider a resolution to direct the filing of a Notice of Title for 13819 Cartwright Ave. The notice will indicate that modifications to the structure were completed without a valid building permit or building inspections.


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Family continues orchard tradition by Carla McLeod Special to the Review

There is no need to sell the family farm. Maureen Lutz found this to be true when her son Derek and his wife Leanne moved home to help her run the orchard, after her husband Gary had suddenly taken ill and passed away. Derek Lutz and his brother Conrad had grown up farming with their parents, first on a vineyard and then on their cherry orchard. “It was a great way to grow up. You could be outside and you got to see the direct fruits of your labour. The success of a family farm is how much everyone puts into it. I gained the sense that we all worked for this together,” he said. After high school Derek moved to Edmonton where he got his Bachelor of Education degree and became a teacher.

On the family farm

A new generation is active on the Lutz family farm. From left are Derek and Leanne Lutz with nine-month-old Coraline and Maureen Lutz.

Over the years he and Conrad had returned home in the summers to help in the orchard. Derek had bought a refrigerated truck and was selling their fruit throughout Northern Alberta. The Lutz brothers built a business together selling

Okanagan fruit at the farmers markets in Edmonton. Sunbest Fruit continues to grow in operation each year. Last year the brothers also took over the running of Granny’s Fruit Stand in Summerland. Derek said the plan was to always

come back here. After getting married he and Leanne started looking at agricultural land to buy. “Either it was way too expensive or it was a house and land that needed a lot of money put into it to make it viable. Then when dad got sick, we said we would

move back and help out and run the orchard. It is not the way we wanted to return here, but the way it happened,” he explained. “I am very happy he is back,” Maureen said. “I would have had to sell. I couldn’t have run it by myself.”

She also expressed her concern at what she has seen over the years. Young people often leave to get their post-secondary education and then want to come back to the Okanagan but can’t because they are not able to get work here. “We need to be

able to have young families come back and be able to have affordable housing as well as decent jobs,” she said. Derek sees farming as a way to make a good living. “It depends on what you grow and how you grow it, whether you have the skills or experience and what kind of markets you have. My dad always had to get creative with how he marketed his fruit,” he said. As Maureen looked at her ninemonth-old granddaughter she mused, “Gary and I told the boys all through the years, this is your heritage… so if Lutzes could run this place for another few decades, that would be lovely.” If you know a positive story about someone in our community, contact Carla McLeod at or contact the Summerland Review newsroom at 250-494-5406.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING YOUR COMMUNITY CONNECTION 13211 Henry Avenue 250-494-6451 • MAYOR: Janice Perrino COUNCILLORS: Lloyd Christopherson, Robert Hacking, Bruce Hallquist, Orv Robson, Marty Van Alphen, Land Peter Waterman The District of Summerland proposes to make an application to the Provincial Agricultural Land Commission pursuant to Section 29 of the Agricultural Commission

Act to exclude from the Agricultural Land Reserve the properties shown outlined in red on the map below and an application pursuant to Section 17 of the Agricultural Land Commission Act to include in the Agricultural Land Reserve the properties shown in green on the map below. The District also proposes to consider amendments to the District’s Official Community Plan that result from a review of the urban growth strategy, including amendments related to the proposed ALR exclusions and inclusions. The amendments would be made by adopting Official Community Plan Bylaw 2014-002 which would replace the Official Community Plan in its entirety. The The Districtamendments of Summerland proposes to makeCommunity an application to the Provincial Agricultural Commission pursuant to Section 29 ofDistrict. the Agricultural Land Commission Act to exclude from the Agricultural Land Reserve to the Official Plan are numerous andLand potentially affect all lands in the the properties shown outlined in red on the map below and an application pursuant to Section 17 of the Agricultural Land Commission Act to include in the Agricultural Land Reserve the properties shown in green on the rd at the Arena/Banquet Room, 8820 HEREBY that the Municipal CouncilOffi willcial hold a public hearing at 7:00 on March 3 , 2014 map below.NOTICE The DistrictISalso proposes GIVEN to consider amendments to the District’s Community Plan that result from ap.m. review of Monday, the urban growth strategy, including amendments related to the proposed ALR Jubilee exclusions Road Summerland, B.C. hear representations fromBylaw members of which the public with respect to the ALR Exclusion Application, the ALRtoInclusion and and inclusions. TheEast, amendments would be made byto adopting Official Community Plan 2014-002 would replace the Official Community Plan in its entirety. The amendments the OfficialApplication Community Plan are Official Community Bylaw 2014-002. Written representations to the Council may also be made prior to the hearing, if they are received by regular mail or delivery in numerous and potentially affect all Plan lands in the District. person to the Municipal Office, 13211 Henry Avenue, Summerland B.C. V0H 1Z0 or by email addressed to, in all cases prior to 4:00 p.m. on rd NOTICE IS March HEREBY 3 GIVEN that the Municipal Council will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 3rd, 2014 at the Arena/Banquet Room, 8820 Jubilee Road East, Summerland, B.C. to hear , 2014. representations from members of the public with respect to the ALR Exclusion Application, the ALR Inclusion Application and Official Community Plan Bylaw 2014-002. Written representations to the Council may also be made prior to the hearing, if theythe areALC received by regular mail delivery in personoftoproposed the Municipal Office, 13211 Henry Summerland B.C.Plan V0H 1Z0 or by be email addressed, in all Inquiries regarding applications andorthe particulars amendments to theAvenue, Official Community should directed to to Ian McIntosh at (250) Copies of the applications, the District’s current Official Community Plan, Bylaw 2014-002 and related documents that the Council cases prior4048 to 4:00orp.m. on March 3rd, 2014. may consider in determining whether to proceed with the applications and the Official Community Plan amendments are available for inspection at the Municipal Office, Inquiries regarding ALC applications and the particulars proposednormal amendments to the hours Official (9:00 Community shouldp.m.), be directed to IantoMcIntosh (250) 404-4048 or of the 13211 the Henry Avenue, Summerland B.C.of during business a.m.Plan to 4:00 Monday Friday atinclusive (excluding Statutory Holidays), Copies up to and rd applications, the District’s current Offi cial Community including Monday, March 3 , 2014.Plan, Bylaw 2014-002 and related documents that the Council may consider in determining whether to proceed with the applications and the Official Community Plan amendments are available for inspection at the Municipal Office, 13211 Henry Avenue, Summerland B.C. during normal business (9:00Hearing, a.m. to 4:00 p.m.), Monday Friday Immediately prior to thehours Public a public opentohouse inclusive (excluding up to5:00 and including March p.m. 3rd, 2014. will beStatutory held Holidays), between p.m. Monday, and 7:00 in the Arena/Banquet Room, 8820 Jubilee Road East to enable those Immediately prior to the Public Hearing, a public open house will be held between attending to obtain information about the applications and the 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. in the Arena/Banquet Room, 8820 Jubilee Road East proposed bylaw. to enable those attending to obtain information about the applications and the proposed Please bylaw. note that all representations submitted to the District of


Summerland in response to this or at public hearing will Please note that all representations submitted to Notice the District of the Summerland in response form of a hearing public will record andofmay berecord published inbea published meeting to this Notice or atpart the public form part a public and may agenda whenthis this matter is before the Council or a Committee in a meeting agenda when matter is before the Council or a Committee of Council. Theof Council. The District considers the author’s name and address District considers the author’s name and address relevant to Council’s consideration of this relevant to Council’s consideration of this matter and will disclose matter and will disclose this information. The author’s phone number and email address are this information. The author’s phone number and email address not relevantare andnot should not be included if the author does not wishifthis relevant and should not be included thepersonal authorinformation does not to be disclosed. wish this personal information to be disclosed.

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Atkinson home has heritage value Designation of house, site and tree for Heritage Week

This week, Feb. 17 to 23, is British Columbia’s Heritage Week. This is the 29th year that Summerland has selected a heritage building, a heritage site and a heritage tree.

Good citizens

For this year, the Heritage Advisory Commission’s heritage building is the Ted and Ina Atkinson home located at the corner of Hillborn Street and Canyon View Road; adjacent to Summerland Sweets. This year’s heritage site is the location of the legendary Sam McGee home on

Ina and Ted Atkinson were co-winners of the Good Citizens Cup in 1955. This year, their home, was named Summerland’s heritage building of the year.

Lister Avenue. The heritage tree is the twin stewarti cypress trees at 6310 Peach Orchard Rd., at the second house below Switchback Road. Ted and Ina Atkinson were two of our town’s most respected citizens. He started to work at the Summerland Research Station in 1929. For 36 years, he was a world renown fruit scientist. He was also a municipal councillor for nine years and our reeve for eight years. He was the Chamber of Commerce president in 1940 and again in 1964. His very popular company, Summerland Sweets, first became operational in 1962. The Atkinsons were co-winners of the Good Citizen’s Cup in 1955. The Atkinson home was built in 1936 by Bill and Tom Nelson. The architecture

Heritage home

The Atkinson family home, at the corner of Hillborn Street and Canyon View Road, was named Summerland’s heritage building of the year. This is the 29th year the community has given heritage designations.

of the home features several tudor elements including, half-timbering, steep pitched roofs and

prominent central doorways. Following each selection of a heritage home, Summerland

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Unique trees in Peach Orchard Continued from Page 11

The heritage site is the location of the Sam McGee home on Lister Avenue in Prairie Valley. The poet Robert Service’s poem, The

Cremation of Sam McGee, is one of the best-selling poems of all time. There really was a Sam McGee and he moved to Summerland in 1909. One of the reasons

Early residents

Sam and Ruth McGee lived in Summerland from 1909 to 1912. He is immortalized in Robert Service’s poem, The Cremation of Sam McGee.


he chose Summerland was because his wife Ruth, had two sisters who lived here. McGee was a road engineer and he worked for the District of Summerland. He moved to Alberta in 1912. His Summerland home was destroyed by fire in 1935. Summerland’s Peach Orchard area has a unique mircoenvironment where many types of plants only grow well in this location. A good example is this year’s heritage trees: stewarti cypress. These twin trees are located along Peach Orchard Road. The trees prefer cool moist climates and do not tolerate heat and sunshine. They are native to southwest Oregon and northern California and rarely seen in the Okanagan Valley.





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The cenotaph, now in Memorial Park, was once located at the high school.

School history discussed This evening, the Okanagan Historical Society and the Summerland Museum will host a presentation titled History of Summerland Schools. The presenter is former

school principal George Sutton. A popular teacher and principal, Sutton has been researching Summerland schools for many years. The presentation will take

place at Sagebrush Theatre at the Senior’s Village beside the Interior Health Centre on Atkinson Avenue, beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is free but donations would be appreciated.

Future of historic barn considered At last week’s meeting, the Heritage Advisory Commission reviewed two issues . First, the commission was informed by the Gartrell family that the historic Gartrell barn may now need to be demol-


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ished in the near future. The barn is one of Summerland’s recognized heritage buildings and one of the oldest structures in our community. Over the past few years some of the logs have deteriorated. The possibility of moving the structure to another location was explored several years ago, but many of the logs were too damaged to move and restore. Now, one of the central beams of the barn is weakened and the structure has become a safety issue. The Heritage Advisory Commission has also recommended to council that the three roundabouts in town be named. The proposed name for the roundabout at the corner of Jubilee and Rosedale is the MacDonald Roundabout, to honour MacDonald

School and teacher and principal S.A. MacDonald. The proposed name for the roundabout by the Anglican Church is the Pierre Roundabout. This roundabout is close to the location of the Pierre family

home in the 1880s. The commission recommended that the new roundabout at Prairie Valley and Victoria Road be named after Fraser Smith. Smith, a wellknown Summerlander, was killed at that intersection.

Historic barn

The Gartrell barn, one of Summerland’s oldest structures, is deteriorating and may need to be demolished.

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Al-Anon offers help to families and friends of alcoholics. Summerland Serenity Group meets Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. in the United Church hall. Call 250-490-9272 for more information. Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers meet at the Harold Simpson Memorial Youth Centre on Thursday evenings. Beavers meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Cubs meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Scouts meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Venturers meet from 7:30 to 9 p.m. For details call Trent at 250494-1990. Come try your hand at an old art made new. The traditional Rug Hookers of the South Okanagan meet every Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Summerland Art Gallery on Main Street. Visitors always welcome. Lots of supplies available. Try your hand at this timeless art. For more information phone Marilyn at 250-494-6434 or Juliet at 250-494-1278. Euchre is played every second and fourth Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Seniors Drop-in Centre, 9710 Brown St. Lyme Disease support group meets on the second Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. at the A&W in Summerland. Everyone welcome. Pe a c h City Toastmasters meets Thursdays noon to 1 p.m. in Penticton at the United Church on Main and Eckhardt, Room 202. Call 250-486-5313. Seniors’ volleyball at the Youth Centre beginning at 10 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. For additional information call Jane or Frank at 250-494-4666. Summerland Material Girls Quilt Guild meets the second and fourth Thursday of the month from September to May at 9 a.m. at the Harold Simpson Memorial Youth Centre, 9111 Peach Orchard Rd. For more information call Doris Flynn at 250-494-7262 or Annie Smirmaul at 250-4942286. Summerland Sportsmen’s Association meets every third

Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Summerland Legion.The SSA focuses on fishing, shooting, hunting, archery and conservation and is affiliated with the B.C. Wildlife Federation. New members welcome. The Rug Hooking Circle meets every second and fourth Thursday of the month from noon to 3 p.m. at Leir House Arts and Cultural Centre, 220 Manor Park Ave., Penticton. Practice a traditional Canadian art form in a group setting. Host is certified teacher, fibre artist and published contributor Angela Possak. 250767-0206 or online The Summerland Multiple Sclerosis Group meets on the first Thursday of every month at 10:30 a.m. at the MS office, 3373 Skaha Rd., Penticton. Everyone welcome. For more information call Sherry at 250-493-6564. TOPS BC #725 Summerland meets every Thursday in the lower level of the Seniors’ Drop-in Centre, 9710 Brown St. Weigh-in is from 5:30 to 6 p.m. and is followed by a meeting. For more information call Marlene Vancha at 250-494-9565.


Bridge is played every Friday at 1 p.m. at the Seniors’ Drop-In Centre, 9710 Brown St. Phone 250-494-8164. Cribbage is played every Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Seniors’ Drop-in Centre, 9710 Brown St. Pleasure Painters meet every Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Harold Simpson Memorial Youth Centre, 9111 Peach Orchard Rd. Come and enjoy or check it out. Drop-ins welcome. Tai Chi at the Seniors Drop-In Centre, Fridays at 10:30 a.m. and Tuesdays at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Contact Nancy at 250-494-8902. The 890 Wing of the South Okanagan Air Force Association of Canada have a gettogether every Friday night from 4 p.m. at the clubhouse at 126 Dakota Ave. in

Penticton. New members are welcome. For more information, phone Fred Monteith at 250-497-8490.


DivorceCare is for all who are suffering from the difficulties resulting from separation or divorce. Meeting at Summerland Baptist Church just inside the Victoria St. entrance on Sundays 5 to 7 p.m. A free course is offered. Please call 250-4943313 or just walk in. Vintage Car Club, South Okanagan Chapter, meets the last Sunday of every month at 2 p.m. in the Youth Centre on Peach Orchard Road. Anyone interested in vintage cars (those 25 years or older) is invited to attend. For more information on the club phone 250-494-5473.


Beginner Tai Chi on Mondays at 2 p.m. at the Summerland Legion. Continuing classes at 2:30 p.m. All proceeds go to the Legion. Dabber Bingo is played at the Senior Drop-in Centre, 9710 Brown St., every Monday at 1:30 p.m. 16 regular games, Lucky 7, Odd/Even, Bonanza. Everyone is welcome. License #832873. Join us for Pickleball, a tennis-like game, fun for all ages, at the Summerland Baptist Church gym, Victoria Road entrance, Mondays from 3 to 5 p.m. Paddles provided. Wear comfortable clothes and gym shoes. For more information call 250-494-3881. Men — Love to Sing? Okanagan Christian Men’s Choir. This nondenominational choir invites you to join us, have fun, sing unto the Lord and enjoy the fellowship of other singers. Mondays 7 to 9 p.m. at Summerland Baptist Church, Fireside Room. For more information contact Hans at 250-494-7127. The South Okanagan Orchid Society meets the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Shatford Centre in Penticton. The group meets September to June. For more information, contact Joan at 250-494-4293. The Summerland Crokinole Club meets Monday nights at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Summerland Seniors Centre. Contact Darlene at 250-494-9310.


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Stephen’s Church Hall on Tuesdays beginning at 1 p.m. New players are always welcome. Refreshments served. Call 250-494-6116 or 250-494-5363. Dementia Caregiver Support Group — Are you providing care or support for someone dealing with Alzheimer’s or another dementia? Please join us at our Summerland meeting to explore how we can assist you. The meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Summerland IOOF Hall, 9536 Main St. Call Laurie Myres at 250-493-8182 or email lmyres@alzheimerbc. org. South Okanagan Genealogical Society is open on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Penticton Library Museum building. Contact Nola Reid at 250-492-0751. Summerland Caregiver Group meets on the first and third Tuesday of every month from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at the Summerland Health Centre. Call Julie Steele at 250-404-8072 for further information. Penticton Concert Band practices Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. New members welcome. Intermediate to advanced players. Call Gerald at 250-8092087. Quest Society of Summerland meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the meeting room at 9700 Brown St. (Parkdale Place). For more information phone Marilyn Topham at 250-4946434 or Joan Lansdell at 778-476-0596. Summerland Kiwanis Club meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Kiwanis Lodge on Quinpool at 6 p.m. New members are welcome. Contact Tom Jacques at 250-494-4339. Summerland VIP (Visually Impaired Persons) members and friends meet the second Tuesday of the month at Parkdale Lounge. The Mental Wellness Centre, Summerland Branch, will be open the first, third and fourth Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to noon at the Summerland United Church. Inquiries welcome. The Summerland Multiple Sclerosis Group joins the Penticton MS Group every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. for a coffee social at the Cherry Lane Mall

s Food Court. Whist is played on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 7 p.m. at the Seniors Drop-In Centre, 9710 Brown St.


B.C. Government Retired Employees’ Association monthly meeting Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 10 a.m. in the Penticton Library theatre room. A. and C. Halsted will speak on Seniors’ Driving Test. Be.Free, a 12-step Christ-centred recovery program that is not addiction specific, meets every Wednesday at Summerland Alliance Church at 7 p.m. For more information contact the SAC office at 250-494-9975 and ask to speak to Pastor Rick. Beginner bridge at the Summerland Dropin Centre Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. Learn the fundamentals. Last session March 5. Summerland Air Cadets parade Wednesday nights, 18:15 to 21:30 hours at Harold Simpson Memorial Youth Centre, 9111 Peach Orchard Rd. All youth aged 12 to 18 welcome. Call the Air Cadet office at 250494-7988. Summerland Art Club meets every Wednesday, September to June, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the lower level of the Summerland Library on Wharton Street. Painters of all levels are welcome. Workshops available. For information call Mary at 250-494-5851. Summerland ATV Club meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Summerland Library lower level. The club promotes responsible ridership including registration, insurance, safety certification and scheduled pleasure rides. Membership includes orchardists, farmers, ranchers and fun seekers of all ages including those with disabilities. The Summerland Badminton Club plays every Wednesday at 7 p.m. all year. Shaun at 250-494-1513.


Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week, Recope Society of Summerland offers medically supervised water therapy and land exercise programs helpful to clients with various medical conditions, such as joint replacements, stroke, back problems, arth- 13 ritis, to name just a few. A medical referral is required. Call Maureen at 250-494-9006. Oldtimer Hockey Group for ages 55 to 85+ plays Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 8 to 9:30 a.m. For registration and details contact Wayne at 250-4947460. Recorder ensemble — Just for fun new group starting up in Summerland. Helpful if you can read music. Contact Erna Schram at 250-494-8549. SADI Drop-In Program Monday to Thursday 3 to 6 p.m. for students in Grades 6 to 12. Play pool, ping pong, chill out or chat. Summerland Bakers is a new, fun baking club where it doesn’t matter if it didn’t turn out perfectly; we’ll eat it anyway! We meet

monthly to share our creations, eat, laugh and take home heaps of leftovers. Email Sophia at pleasebringcake@ for more information or join Summerland Bakers on Facebook. Summerland Museum and Heritage Society Annual General Meeting, Saturday, March 1, 7 p.m. at the IOOF Hall, 9536 Main St., Summerland. The guest speaker will be Frank Kappel, a retired research scientist. He will speak on The Summerland Research Station: A Century in Progress. Everyone welcome. Phone 250-494-9395. The Summerland Museum has resumed its fall and winter hours. The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m.


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Experiencing Thailand and Cambodia Over Christmas break, I took a short trip to Thailand and Cambodia, for a different perspective on Asian countries. So on Christmas day, I set off to meet seven friends in Thailand. One thing that surprised me is Thailand is more like America than it is like Japan. People speak English easily and well, and most things I saw were written in English rather than Thai. The same went for Cambodia, but they took it one step further by using the American dollar, rather than the Cambodian riel.

Locals selling things on the street would always give me prices in American dollars and it seemed quite inconvenient for them when I informed them that I had only riels. They would then take out their calculator and give me the price in riels, rarely having enough change for me. Coming from Japan, where everyone is quiet and reserved and then going to a country like Thailand is quite a shock. People are much more boisterous and outgoing — to the point where is almost seemed rude

(probably because I’ve been in Japan for a while and those traits are considered rude). When going to a restaurant in Japan, the waitress doesn’t speak to you unless you yell ‘sumimasen!’ (Excuse me/sorry) whereas in Southeast Asia, we were constantly being ushered into restaurants and being asked, ‘”What d’you want?” In Japan you simply do not tip, and as the Sister City found

out, if you do, they will chase you down and give you your money back, whether you like it or not. In Thailand and Cambodia, at the end of each tour, or meal, the workers would straight out tell you how much you should tip. When entering a temple in Angkor Watt, we were followed, from entrance to exit, by a couple of “tour guides” (locals walking around the ruins) only to find

to our dismay, that they charge a mandatory minimum $20 tip. But because they are in fact tips, it isn’t required of us to pay. Despite these adversities, I had an amazing time. The locals in Cambodia were courageous enough to speak out about their government, even though they could be arrested even under suspicion. The locals in Cambodia have a lot to

Notes from toyokoro

Anna Marshall be angry about, but instead they are welcoming and friendly to tourists. It just goes

to prove, you cannot judge or compare countries when traveling. They all have their ups and downs, and good areas and bad! All in all, it was a very interesting and fun trip. Cambodian proverb: The tiger depends on the forest, the forest depends on the tiger. Anna Marshall is in Summerland’s sister city of Toyokoro, Japan as the assistant English teacher.

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Signs will display anti-bully message Summerland will have an anti-bullying message in place as 18 signs will be set up at parks and beaches around the community. Tina Martin of Bully Free Summerland asked for the signs at the Feb. 11 municipal council meeting.

Martin hopes the municipality will later set up additional signs with anti-bullying messages at all public spaces within the community. The request was granted in the leadup to Pink Shirt Day on Feb. 26, a national initiative to speak out against bullying.

According to a 1999 study by the University of British Columbia, 64 per cent of Grade 8 to 10 students surveyed had been bullied and 12 per cent were bullied once a week or more often. The request for the first phase of the signs was approved unanimously.

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Kripps places sixth in bobsleigh Summerland’s Justin Kripps with Bryan Barnett as his brakeman, drove the Canada 3 sled to a stunning sixth place finish at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia on the weekend. Kripps surprised everybody by placing fourth in the first of four heats and then maintained that position up to the final heat. “We took the risks to try to get the bronze for Canada because to me fourth and sixth is the same...medals are what count at the Olympics,” Kripps said. Taking a riskier line than his previous heats, Kripps took a gamble that didn’t quite pay off, a resulting skid lost valuable velocity, dropping them back

Olympic finish

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Justin Kripps, in front, and Bryan Barnett took the Canada 3 sled to a sixth place finish in Olympic action in Sochi, Russia on the weekend.

to sixth place overall. “I knew that we didn’t do enough to challenge for the medal, I decided to

Scoreboard Curling Summerland Curling Club Results: Feb. 10 to 14 Monday morning senior men: Bob Ezart defeated Dale Abrey, Paul Cowen defeated Hector Cartier, Lionel Coleman defeated Doug Steinke. Monday evening men: Ken Rae defeated Stan Green, Dale Abrey defeated Steve Clement, Rick Drewnisz defeated Gary Raymond, Brian Hodgson defeated Mike Lemke. Tuesday morning mixed: Bill Penman defeated Ev Gillespie, Hector Cartier defeated Jim Hunt, Bill Moffat defeated Jerry Lidin, Barb Ezart defeated Bob Ezart. Tue evening ladies: Bev Skinner defeated Diana Leitch, Lil Blashko defeated Judy Beck, Gail Ostaficiuk tied Harlene Knorr, Betty Raymond defeated Wendi Archer. Wednesday senior men: Bob Ezart defeated Hector Cartier, Stan Green defeated Lionel Coleman, Doug Cade defeated Doug Steinke. Wednesday evening men: Rick Drewnisz defeated Eric Cooper, Glen Brennan defeated Gary Raymond, Gary Wingerak defeated Dave Gartrell, Dave Tether defeated Louie Costa. Wednesday late evening: Ken Rae defeated Bob Walker. Thursday morning ladies: Betty Raymond defeated Ev Gillespie, Diana Leitch defeated Virginia Cundliffe , Diane Krancenblum defeated RoseMarie Fenrich. Thursday evening open: Glen Brennan tied Russ Lemke, Tony Blashko tied Jerad St. John, John Egyed tied Gary Raymond, Clem Beaulac defeated Ken Rae. Thursday late evening: Dale Abrey tied Eric Johnson. Friday evening mixed: Allen Tower defeated Patty Eldridge, Blair Stuckey defeated Tracy Waddington, Ian Rogers tied Gavin Griffiths, Dave Hood defeated Dan Laktin. Friday evening mixed: Sue Woods tied Bonnie Young, Steve Favel defeated Louie Costa, Val Utigard defeated Bob Wareham. Tip of the week: When it is the skips turn to deliver their stone usually the third holds the broom in the house.

take some risks in the track to try to shave off some time because I believe if we did what we had been doing we would have came fourth and I wanted to go all or nothing for the medal,” he said after the competition.

At the start of the season, they were not even expected to qualify for the twoman event. The sliding track at Sochi designed and built specifically for this Winter Olympics and completed last year, is a technically

very difficult track, the longest track in the world and with an unprecedented three uphill stretches. Most of the top pilots had some valuable practice on the track back in October, prior to the racing season, but the Can-

The Summerland Midget Rep Jets, sponsored By Nester’s Market, could not rebound from a slow start as they lost a 5-0 contest to top seed South Okanagan in Osoyoos on Feb. 9. On the previous weekend, the Jets overcame two slow starts against the Sicamous Eagles to sweep that series two games to none. The Jets entered the game with only four defensemen and lost another, Dawson

Jenner, early in the first period. This forced coach Cal Johnson to move productive centre Linden Gove to the back end for the remainder the game. South Okanagan scored three power play goals in a short span and finished the first period up 4-0. The second period was fairly even with South Okanagan getting the only marker while on a five on three power play. By the third period the Jets looked like

themselves, but it was too little too late and are now heading home this Saturday facing elimination for the first time in the playoffs. Johnson is confident that if the boys play a disciplined game and jump quickly on loose pucks that they can win their home contest and force a third and deciding game in Osoyoos on Sunday. Game time is 3:15 p.m. this Saturday at the Summerland Arena.

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adian coaches made the strategic decision to have Team Kripps compete in the lower level America’s Cup race instead, reasoning that they may need the extra points to qualify for the Olympics. Kripps was not expected to be a medal contender in Sochi. Russia 1 took the gold medal in the twoman event, followed by Switzerland 1, and USA 1. For the first time in many years bobsleigh power-

house Germany was shut out of the medals and only managed an eighth place for their top team. Canada 1 (Lyndon Rush and Lascelles Brown) finished in ninth place, with Canada 2 (Chris Spring and Jesse Lumsden) finishing seventh. Team Kripps will again be representing Canada, this time in the four-man bobsleigh, this weekend, and then they look forward to an exciting closing ceremony and some down time.


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Steam play to three weekend wins The Summerland Steam Junior B hockey team played to three wins on the weekend. On Friday, the Steam faced the Kelowna Chiefs at home, playing to a 6-2 win. Summerland took advantage of an early power play as Daylan Robertson opened the scoring just 48 seconds into the hockey game. Sam Nigg and Paulsen Lautard recorded assists. Michael Winnitoy added to the Summerland lead on

another power play with 8:02 to go in the first period. In the first minute of the second period, Daylan Robertson scored to increase the Steam’s lead. Lautard then got into the goal column after he chipped a puck around a Kelowna defender. Jordan Boultbee put a shot up and over the shoulder of the goalie for a short side beauty. Kelowna picked up two power play goals in the final minutes of the second period. In the third, the Steam scored again in the first minute as Lautard got behind the defense and squeaked his second of the night to restore Summerland’s fourgoal lead. On Saturday, the Steam came out firing on all cylinders

against the Princeton Posse, picking up a 5-1 victory in the Similkameen Valley. The Steam left Summerland early in order to attend a memorial service for their friend and teammate, Alex Fraser. They took a little while to get into a rhythm, but soon they began to show how tight-knit they’ve become as a team while dealing with adversity. Led by Robertson, the Steam were able to open the scoring on the power play and get an early lead on the Posse. They took the lead into the second per-

iod before Princeton tied the game. Just under two minutes later, Dylan Burton restored the lead for Summerland, and after that the Steam didn’t look back. They turned the heat up on the Posse in the middle of the hockey game and into the third period. Josh Dacosta added another power play goal with 1:46 to go in the second before Robertson added his second of the night halfway through the third. Reid Brown made the score 5-1 at the 8:59 mark of the third to round out the scoring.

On Sunday afternoon the Steam hosted the North Okanagan Knights, playing to a 4-2 win. The Steam got another fast start, as just 24 seconds into the hockey game, Robertson found Lautard wide open in front of the net where he deposited the puck behind Knights’ goaltender. Robertson then scored at 2:24 in the first period. The Knights then responded with a goal to cut the Steam’s lead. The score stayed 2-1 Summerland until just under four minutes into the second

period when Nigg took a pass from Robertson to score. Lautard drew the second assist on Nigg’s goal which was the Steam’s third goal of the night, giving the whole line each three points. Dacosta took a shot off the wall just four minutes later to give the Steam a 4-1 lead. The Knights got one back on the power play late in the period as Logan Geefs took a deflected shot and lifted it up over the glove of Hogg in the Steam goal to cut the lead to 4-2. This goal rounded out the scoring as there was no scoring

in the third period, and ended in a 4-2 Steam victory. The victory propels the Steam into first place in the Okanagan Division, one point up on the Kelowna Chiefs who they will take on in Kelowna on Friday night. The Steam will be able to clinch a first place finish in the Okanagan Division with a regulation win over the Chiefs on Friday night. They will then return home to play their final game of the regular season on Saturday against the Osoyoos Coyotes.

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Rylan (“Sidsy”) is in his second year with the Summerland Steam. He was born in 1994 in Summerland and began playing hockey in 2000 at the Novice level. Rylan graduated from Pen-High in 2012. Rylan’s favourite hockey memory is playing at the Bantam Rep Provincials. His favorite pre-game meal is perogies and hot wings. His favorite movie is Top Gun and his favorite saying is Plex, Parrot, Mule? In addition to playing hockey, “Sidsy” enjoys snowmobiling, dirtbiking and gaming. He thinks the best thing about Summerland is the nice beaches. HOME GAME SCHEDULE

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Abhi Lekhi of the Summerland Secondary School senior boys Rocket basketball team works to keep the ball during a game against Princess Margaret Secondary School. The Mustangs won the game 75-50.

Rockets earn spot in championships The Summerland Secondary School senior boys Rockets basketball team advanced to the Okanagan Valley Championships with a close 60-53 win over George Elliot School of Winfield Thursday night in Summerland.

The Rockets held a 12 point lead at the half and extended it to 19 points in the third quarter before Winfield staged a comeback. The Rockets were led by a career-best 32 points from Grade 12 point guard Jordan Stathers which

included four threepointers. Grade 11 captain Abhi Lekhi also contributed 14 points and some great pressing defense. Other scorers were Sam Fehr with seven and Gurek Rathore with five. Coach Dave

Stathers said, “The boys played with passion and tenacity. We pressed them the whole game.” The win followed a 75-50 playoff loss to Princess Margaret of Penticton on Wednesday and contributed to an overall season record of 13-13.

Summerland, Princess Margaret and first-place Oliver all advance to the Valley Championships this Thursday to Saturday in Vernon. The top two teams from that tournament qualify for the provincial finals in early March.

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Toots passed away peacefully on February 8, 2014 at the age of 88. She was sadly pre-deceased by her husband, Allan, and her niece Elaine. Eileen will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by her aunt and good friend Dorothy, her brothers Bob (Shirley) and Patrick, her children Allan (Diana), Kathy (Bruce), Richard (Karen), Bob and her nephews Bill (Diane), Don and Bobbie. Eileen will also be missed by her grandchildren Kelly, Alia and Allan (who knew her as Tutu) as well as a long list of friends which she made over the years. Eileen was born in Vancouver and throughout school she was called Lois or by her nickname, Geedy, which her oldest friends still use. She met Allan and they were married in 1948. They moved to Deep Cove in North Vancouver where they raised their four children. In 1972 she went to work as a cashier at Woolco where she began being called Eileen. She did very well at Woolco and made many new friends. She retired from Woolco in 1985 when her husband Allan became ill and passed away. She continued living in the same house for another 20 years enjoying the company of several very good friends but eventually moved up to Summerland to a smaller more manageable home on Quinpool Road. In 2006 a stroke forced her out of her home to a temporary care facility (Kelly Care) for about a year. She spent the last six and a half years at the Summerland Seniors Village where she received excellent personal care from a wonderful group of Care Aids and LPN’s. Wherever Eileen went, people were drawn to her warm, cheerful, unassuming personality and her great smile. We will all miss her. A private memorial will be held in Vancouver for family and close friends on her birthday in August. As a memorial tribute, be nice to people and animals. She would have liked that. Condolences may be sent to the family through


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Pieter Rijke, R.P.T., L.Ac. Greg Nield, R.M.T. Lisa Hallquist, B.C.R.P.A. 10121 MAIN ST., SUMMERLAND

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Summerland Medicine Centre Pharmacy - Doug Mailey, Pharmacist - Al Fabbi, Pharmacist - Ron Little, Pharmacist

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Monday - Thursday: 9am - 7:30pm Friday: 9am - 7pm Saturday, Sunday & Holidays: 12pm - 4pm

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Fish & Aquarium

Food Products

10 gallon fish tank, includes all accessories plus new pump. $75 obo. Call Bob or Val at 250-494-5227.

Van Alphen Family Farm. Fresh free range eggs from non-medicated chickens. $4 per doz. Self serve @ 15704 Handley Street. 250-494-9204.

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Pets & Livestock

SHEEP for sale - 2 rams, 10 lambs and 16-18 ewes. Retiring in Summerland. Must pick up. Price very negotiable. Call 250-925-1471 Joanne

Tara Ricketts, B.Sc. (Pharm) Basil Cogill, B.Sc. (Pharm) Ida Vergamini, B.Sc. (Pharm)

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Rebuilt Appliances with Full Warranties

WASHERS from $299 WASHER/DRYER sets from $449 FRIDGES from $299 RANGES Ask about our from $299 6 month buyback

Dr. Shane Carlson

250-494-3321 #106-13615 Victoria Rd. N.



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250-494-5444 • 9400 Cedar Ave.

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Misc. for Sale 2- 5 drawer matching dressers & 1- 2 drawer matching night table. Exc condition, asking $150 for all 3. Sturdy raised toilet seat w/detachable arm rests, easy clean, near new. Asking $70; paid $160 from medical supplier. Phone 250-490-7538.

FEBRUARY STEEL OF A DEAL 1/4”, 3/8” Plate. Var sizes & widths available. 7 truck loads of Plate still available. Call for lists of loads. 400,000 lbs 1/2” X 4’ wide, Coils Mild Steel 4½” ODx.337 wall & 7” ODx.317 wall x 44’ Pipe. Sea Container - 20’ $1,999 & 40’ $2,199. Call or email for further information or prices. TARGET STEEL & SEA CONTAINER SALES 604-792-3434

2 bedroom trailer with lake view, in orchard on Happy Valley Rd. NP. Must be responsible; ref’s req’d. Days, call 250-494-4336; evenings call 250-494-4393. Ask for Garney

Homes for Rent 3 bdrm 1500 sq ft home walking distance to school. 9303 Peach Orchard Rd, top floor. $1000/mo + util. Avail Mar 1. 250-494-9757 or250-494-0175

RV Pads RV PAD RENTAL $2500 near Mabel Lake 403-208-2074

Suites, Lower Ground level suite, 1350 sq ft, 2 bedrooms plus den/office, W/D, F/S, carport/garage. N/S, N/P. $850 per month (negotiable) plus utilities. Close to town. 250-494-8617. Summerland Large 2 bdrm bsmt suite. Recent reno, large windows, W/D, new F/S, walk to downtown. NP, NS. $700/mo + util. 403-235-5507


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Misc. Wanted Coin Collector Looking to Buy Collections, Estates, Gold & Silver Coins + 499-0251Chad We pay cash! Bring in your unwanted jewelry, gold dental crowns, silverware, war medals, Canadian and US silver coins to Summerland Gold and Silver Exchange. 13209 Victoria Road. Locally owned and operated. 778-516-5888.

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Summerland Review Thursday, February 20, 2014











High school students stage Bonnie and Clyde One of the wonderful cultural assets in Summerland is Centre Stage Theatre. This facility, jointly owned by the District of Summerland and School District 67, is currently being used by Summerland Secondary Drama students for their production of Bonnie and Clyde — the

musical. There are only three more shows; tonight, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at either the Summerland Secondary Office or The Beanery Coffee House. Over a two year period from 1932 to 1934, at the height of The Great Depres-

A dramatic moment

sion, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow became legendary folk heroes. This musical touches on the great tragedy of the Depression, the lost lives and dreams and the lack of opportunity. Although Clyde Barrow had run-ins with the law from an early age, the

Buck Barrow (Blayne Chermsnok) and Blanche Barrow (Ashia Fredeen) are among the cast members of Summerland Secondary School’s production of Bonnie and Clyde. The musical opened on Feb. 12 at Centre Stage Theatre and continues until Feb. 22.

lack of jobs (at one point an image of a young child holding a sign, “Why Can’t you Give my Dad a Job,” is projected onto the set) and the drought that turned much of the American mid-west into a dust bowl underpin the story. Underfunded law enforcement agencies stumble as they lack the manpower to keep pace with the fearless and alluring Bonnie and Clyde. Romance, touches of humour, poetry and the inevitable gunfight that followed numerous robberies at banks, stores and gas stations fill this great performance of Bonnie and Clyde. As they do with all their large productions they have a double cast with 16 people playing the eight lead roles. So, you might want to go twice in order to watch both groups of talented young performers. Just a reminder that this Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Arts Centre, 9533 Main St., the Summerland Community Arts Council will be holding their Annual General Meeting. As always the SCAC welcomes new members to its board and its many committees. We organize a wide range of programs that includes six shows in the Art Gallery, various workshops for children, youth and adults and the everpopular Summer Arts Program. The coming year promises to be another exciting year so please come and join us as we work to 19


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Courage is fire. Bullying is smoke

Thursday, February 20, 2014  Summerland Review

Putting a stop to bullying on Pink Shirt Day… Kerry Vital / Black Press Names such as Amanda Todd and Rehtaeh Parsons are sadly well-known to many Canadians. Both teens committed suicide after years of bullying at the hands of classmates. On Feb. 26, Canadians will recognize Pink Shirt Day, a day devoted to preventing bullying and helping children and

Milmine was moved by the 2011 suicide of Ontario teen Jamie Hubley, who killed himself after years of bullying for being gay and a figure skater, to start Bullying Ends Here, a website that tells Hubley’s story as well as his own. Milmine has travelled

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teens who are being victimized. For some people, bullying hits very close to home. Tad Milmine, now an RCMP constable, is one of them. As a child, Milmine was bullied relentlessly by classmates and locked in the basement by his stepmother every day for 12 years. His father, an alcoholic, never tried to help him, even when Milmine’s stepmother verbally abused him. “I always held out hope that one day an adult would see that I was in the basement and perhaps ‘rescue’ or ‘save’ me,” he says. “No one ever came.” At 17, Milmine ran away from home and cut all ties with his father and stepmother. Still, he struggled with being extremely introverted and emotional. While he had dreamed of being a police officer for much of his life, he didn’t feel confident enough to act on that dream. At 33, he finally felt able to take that Tad step and do what he loved after encouragement from an officer he met while playing baseball. “I never acted on my dream because I truly believed it was just a dream,” he says. “I thought that dreams weren’t meant to be achieved.”

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nobody can help them if they don’t speak up. You have to share, have to ask for help. Give us a chance to help.” Sixty-four per cent of Canadian children have been bullied at school at some point, according to the Pink Shirt Day campaign, and 40 per cent of Canadian employees are bullied at the workplace on a weekly basis. “Pink Shirt Day gets people talking,” Milmine says. “People are talking about it leading up to it, and on the day itself. You’re going to talk about why you’re wearing a pink shirt that day, and youth are reminded of the resources available to them.” Pink Shirt Day was started in Nova Scotia by two teenage boys who, after seeing another male student bullied for wearing a pink shirt, decided to gather their friends and all wear pink to school. CKNW AM 980 was inspired by their action, and since 2007 has raised over $650,000 for antibullying programs in B.C. through the sale of their pink shirts. You can purchase your own shirt at London Drugs or online. This year’s campaign is being presented by Coast Capital Savings, with Black Press as a media partner. For more information about Pink Shirt Day, visit Milmine’s website can be found at

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all over Canada and the U.S. speaking to students and encouraging them to contact him if they need help. In the presentations, he shares his own story and that of Hubley, and tells the students that he understands what it’s like to be an outcast, and that he too is gay, just like Hubley. He shares this information to point out that he is no different than the people listening to him in the audience. “I never let my sexuality stand in the way of living out a dream,” Milmine says. “I never Milmine let the negativity while growing up stand in my way.” Milmine’s presentations are done on his own time and with his own money. “I always wanted to ‘help’ people and today I am lucky enough to be in that position,” says Milmine. “Youth need to know that

The website and smartphone app is a socialnetworking site where people can ask other users questions. It’s extremely popular with pre-teens and teens, but recently it has become well-known for facilitating cyber-bullying instead. It has been referenced in several suicide cases around the world as part of the bullying the victim experienced that led to their suicide. The biggest issue with is that questions can be submitted anonymously, and content is not monitored, so abuse of the service can be rampant with no repercussions to the user. Even if someone is blocked, that person can still view profiles and see other interactions, and privacy settings cannot be increased as they can on Facebook and Twitter. According to RCMP Const. Tad Milmine, the Latviabased website also sends daily spam with messages suggesting users kill themselves and calling them ugly, among others, with no name attached. Parents are urged to monitor all social media accounts and talk to their children about their online activities in an effort to prevent cyberbullying, and remember that the terms of service of Facebook, Twitter and require users to be at least 13.

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Summerland Review, February 20, 2014  

February 20, 2014 edition of the Summerland Review

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