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KELOWNA ROCKETS close in on several team milestones as the team’s WHL regular season campaign has seven games left.

THE HORIZONS for women becoming a larger fixture among winemakers in the Okanagan wine industry are beginning to look a lot brighter.

THE ICONIC Hanson brothers from the movie Slapshot fame paid a visit to West Kelowna Warriors hockey game last Saturday night.

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Ski hill remains closed after chairlift mishap Kathy Michaels STAFF REPORTER

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If food analogies are your thing, then environment Canada meteorologist Doug Lundquist has the perfect way to sum up this winter. “It was a warm sandwich—the good stuff was in the middle,” said Lundquist, Monday, noting a few nearly balmy days in Kelowna mid-January broke regional records in the season’s centre. But winter started chilly and is ending even chillier, amounting to a slightly colder than average season. The seasonal average was -2.3 C this year, compared to the 10-year seasonal average of - 0.7 C. What was more remarkable in the grand scheme of winter weather, however, was precipitation. Kelowna may have spent the weekend buried under snow, but the season was a lot less wet than usual. For all of December, January and February Kelowna had around 44 mm of precipitation compared to the te10-year average of 100 mm. What that heralds in the seasons ahead remains to be seen, but Lundquist stressed that the weather See Fading A4

Crystal Mountain staff are still reeling from the fallout of a weekend accident that left four people injured and ski hill operations indefinitely stalled. Mike Morin, the ski hill’s general manager, said the skiers who were injured Saturday when three chairs from the lift plummeted to the ground are starting to heal from their physical injuries, which included bruising, broken ribs, a broken leg to a dislocated shoulder. But there are deeper laid repercussions just rising to the surface. “Once it sunk in and everything was settled, a lot of us really broke down,” he said Monday, noting three of the injured were employees of the mountain, while one was a customer. “I’ve been here 20 years and I have ridden this lift thousands of times, with no doubts for the safety, but I’m surprised about how it effects me.” He’s called in a counsellor to help the ski hill staff deal with the grief that’s starting to show, and he’s already had a couple visits with them himself. “Everyone deals with this differently,” he said, adding that he’s had staff members call and say they won’t be going to work due to stress caused by the incident. Anxiety is also being felt throughout the lo-

cal ski community, who is the core of the resort’s business. “I’d say 99.8 per cent of our business comes from the local area. And naturally, some people cancelled their lessons,” he said. “On Facebook, a small percentage of people are worried, but the support I’m getting from the public is unreal. “For every one person who badmouths Crystal Mountain, there are 10 people who are saying that they’re comment is out of context, and they’re not reporting the whole story.” One of the concerns gaining traction is pulled straight from the BC Safety Authority website, which reports that Crystal Mountain was issued an $8,000 fine in 2013 for failure to comply with a safety order relating to its passenger ropeways. Morin had little to say on that matter, other than the penalty has nothing to do with what went wrong over the weekend. The whole story, however, has yet to be pieced together. And until it is, the ski hill’s operating license has been suspended. What they do know, said Morin, is that the Saturday morning  incident resulted from an oscillating empty chair on the Double Chairlift striking the second lift tower, which caused the cable to leave its track. Then the cable and

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“That’s the way the game used to be played. Someone had the puck, they had to be hit and if a fight broke out, so be it.”

—Steve Carlson

TWO-THIRDS of the infamous Hanson brothers who became iconic hockey figures from their roles in the movie Slapshot—Steve Carlson and David Hanson. KEVIN PARNELL/CAPITAL NEWS

Kevin Parnell STAFF REPORTER

The Hanson brothers, arguably the most famous hockey playing brothers in the history of the sport, took over Royal LePage Place on Saturday night with a unique brand of entertainment that generations of hockey fans have loved for nearly 40 years. “The puck is dropped, the gloves come off,” said Steve Carlson, one of the three original Hanson brothers made famous in the 1977 movie Slapshot. Carlson was a real hockey player, a skilled,  play-making centre as a matter of fact, and was playing on a line with his two brothers when their rough and tumble ways found their way to film. “I wasn’t a fighter, I was a centreman that invented turtling (to avoid a scrap),” said Carlson, who had nine goals in 52 games with the NHL’s

Hanson Brothers legacy from Slapshot still popular in today’s hockey world LA Kings in 1979-80 and played five seasons in the WHA including in New England with Gordie and Mark Howe. “I was more of a scorer. My two brothers were the fighters.” And in the ’70s, they fought. It was the toughest era of the sport when the brawling Philadelphia Flyers, referred to as The Broad Street Bullies, won back-to-back Stanley Cups. Slapshot may seem off the wall now with its bench-clearing brawls and crazy antics, but it was representative of that era in hockey’s history. “In real life, we did go in the stands and get arrested,” said Carlson. “In real life, we

jumped a guy in the playoffs and he refused to come out on the ice. In real life, there were bench clearing brawls. “That’s the way the game used to be played. Someone had the puck, they had to be hit and if a fight broke out, so be it. “We had our roles. We had the long hair and the safety glasses and we played as a line.” When Slapshot initially was released, Carlson’s brother Jack had been called up to the NHL and wasn’t able to join his brothers in the cast. But big, tough defenceman David Hanson (yes, real name) was ready. Along with Jeff Carlson, the trio of Minnesota hockey players

would become the fictitious Hanson brothers, starring alongside none other than Paul Newman. The movie was written by Nancy Dowd, whose brother Ned (Ogie Oglethorpe in the movie) played with the Carlsons. “We’d be in the stands fighting one night and he’d phone his sister and say, ‘You have to see these guys,’” recalled Carlson. “So she wrote a story about minor league hockey.” And the rest is history. Except not quite. The movie lives on, in hockey buses around the world, in the appearances the brothers make and in the millions of dollars they have raised working with charities in the cities they visit.

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“It’s unbelievable,” said Hanson. “We were surprised in the beginning but not really anymore after all these years. What’s really neat to see is it’s become a generational thing. It gets handed down to the next generation. We’ll go out and have Grandma and Grandpa bring the grandkids and they will all know all the lines. It’s pretty cool.” There are many tales to this story. Like the time the trio, tired of spending 14 hours in hockey gear without filming a scene, went AWOL, only to be threatened with a lawsuit if they didn’t return. Or the time they were given best supporting actor awards at the 2002

DVD Awards for Slapshot 2, the sequel (there were three). Or the time John Goodman chased one of them down the hall, or Doctor J asked for an autograph. The fact is three hardnosed, old school hockey players from Minnesota are known by virtually anyone who’s played the game. They are the most popular, well-recognized hockey players in the world. “When you have three of the greatest looking guys with all the talent in the world, how could it not be successful,” deadpanned Carlson. “We bring a lot of laughter to the game. We still laugh when we watch (Slapshot). We know

exactly what’s happening and we still laugh. “It’s the greatest hockey film ever made, bar none. And not only that, it’s in the top five of all sports movies. It’s pretty cool that we were involved in it.” “What we find surprising,” added Hanson, “is we walk into a room of players that we consider to be superstars, like Bobby Hull, Gordie Howe, Wayne Gretzky… and they want to get their picture taken with us.” On Saturday night, the Hanson Brothers were at Royal LePage Place, meeting fans and scheduled to hit the ice in the first intermission with Tim Bit-aged minor hockey players. Whatever could go wrong? “It’s going to be a blood-bath,” said Carlson with a smile before the event. kparnell@kelownacapnews.com

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▼ COURT

Victim’s family looking for some closure as murder trial commences Kathy Michaels

Teachers seek contract leverage with strike vote Jennifer Smith STAFF REPORTER

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A three-day strike vote intended to give the BC Teachers’ Federation a mandate from members to add threat of job action to negotiations with the province commences today. Teachers will vote at their individual schools and results will be announced provincewide on Thursday, at 9:30 p.m., by BCTF president Jim Iker. Iker has already stated the vote is simply to estabKATHY MICHAELS/CAPITAL NEWS lish a will to strike among FAMILY and friends of an Armstrong teenager beaten to death in 2011, file out of the union members, not to implement job action, Kelowna courthouse Monday. and therefore should have cess, but one the family Diest’s uncle Paul Albert, een 2011, and was ex- little affect on parents. “It’s pretty clear what will attend in its entirety Monday. pected at a party. When with the hope it will bring Van Diest was she didn’t show up friends we’re up to here and we some “closure,” said Van 18-years-old on Hallow- searched for her and support our president,” found her beaten on a said Susan Bauhart, presistretch of train tracks near dent of the Central Okaher home. She died in nagan Teachers’ Association, the local wing of the hospital not long after. Foerster was arrested BCTF. Bauhart, who took five months later and ultimately charged with first over from Alice Rees, degree murder. He has who led COTA for 13 of changed lawyers multiple the past 20 years, said the times, setting the trial date union is not releasing any local voting totals. back each time. City Hall 1435 Water Street Kelowna, BC V1Y 1J4 250-469-8500 Negotiations on a 10In the dark area Van Diest was found beaten, year contract began last her family has brought year after a brief reprieve Open HOuses some light. Her memor- from the decade-long ial trail is a 170-metre contract battle the LiberCoffee & Conversation: parking in south pandosy length of trail based on al government and BCTF March 5, 2014 3pm-6pm the existing conceptual have waged in the media Blenz Coffee, 2823 pandosy st. in Kelowna Armstrong Spirit Trail and courts. Both sides are now Plan, a 1.3-kilometre trail All residents, business owners and frequenters to the South Pandosy area are awaiting an appeal date through the city located encouraged to come out and talk parking challenges and opportunities so a within or adjacent to the for the latest court deciplan can be developed to improve parking availability and customer service (MJHPTZY\JJPQ^Ć^JWX sion, which saw the B.C. railway right-of-way. options.

Family and friends of an Armstrong teenager who was beaten to death on Halloween 2011 are finally getting their day in court. Matthew Foerster, 28, is charged with the first degree murder of Taylor Van Diest, and Monday marked the first day of a trial expected to stretch well into next month. For the next two weeks a judge alone will hear evidence, then a jury will be selected. Testimony in open court isn’t expected to be heard until March 24, Crown counsel Iain Currie said late last month. It will be a long pro-

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Union employees at the University of Victoria and UBC won wage increases, for example, from operation efficiencies administrators claimed were tough to find, and the BC Nurses’ Union earned a 3.5 per cent increase by extending nurses’ hours per week. A statement from the teachers’ union points out the money, nevertheless, does go to the employees. “Despite most other public sector workers receiving increases in the range of 3.5 to four per cent over two years as part of the co-operative gains mandate, the government has directed BCPSEA to pursue a totally different agenda with teachers,” Iker said in a press release issued last Tuesday. “Trying to force wage freezes on teachers for another two years is not reasonable or fair, given what the government negotiated with other workers in the public sector.” jsmith@kelownacapnews.com

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It’s been a slow-going investigation, he added, due to weather conditions and the level of detail that’s required. Until the report is completed, regular Crystal Mountain skiers are on hold. “I feel bad for my guests who were looking forward to the snow,” he said. “As soon as I have confirmation from the safety authority, we will be back in operation.” Quinn Newcomb of the B.C. Safety Authority said it’s unclear when the investigation will be over. “We’re just taking it step by step. Safety officers will be there until the job is done, and they have enough information,” he said, adding that the current focus is getting the lift up and running, so they can do tests. Meantime, he also has some words of consolation for skiers. “Chairlifts in general are very, very safe,” he said. “This type of incident is very rare. The majority of incidents we receive are related to user error…A mechanical or operational error is very rare.”

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Supreme Court rule then minister of education Christy Clark’s removal of class-size limits and composition rules from the teachers’ contract was unconstitutional. In 2002, the province eliminated several clauses from the teachers’ contract placing limits on the number of students allowed in a class and mixing students with a wide variety of special needs into the mainstream population. Current Education Minister Peter Fassbender, has stated the Supreme Court ruling would cost as much as $1 billion, should the province be forced to restore the restrictions. The teachers are also aiming for pay increases, despite the provincial cooperative gains mandate, which aims to hold the line on budgets by permitting pay increases for public sector employees only from savings carved out by their employers, and only when performance targets are met.

Fading from A1 at the valley bottom and in the hills above is completely different. Snowpacks at the Ministry of Environment’s last update were relatively robust, but the newest information won’t be available for another week.

Regardless, snow won’t be on the minds of valley-bottom dwellers soon enough. Lundquist said that temperatures are expected to rise to as much as 8 C over the next couple of days, then by the weekend we will be in double digit temperatures. kmichaels@kelownacapnews.com


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▼ CRIME

Mounties searching for armed robbery suspects Kathy Michaels STAFF REPORTER

Kelowna RCMP are looking for the public’s help in identifying suspects after a series of recent robberies in the Central Okanagan. Police are investigating the possibility that the robberies may be connected. In each instance when a police services dog was called, it was able to establish a track that ended abruptly, indicating the suspect flees on foot to a vehicle waiting nearby. Investigators are seeking public assistance in identifying any suspects or associated vehicle. The suspect is described as a 25- to 35-year-old Caucasian male who is between fivefoot-10 and six-foot-one with a medium build. The suspect is described as having a deep voice, blonde or light brown hair, dry skin or

acne-scarring around the eyes and nose and he was wearing a brown or earthtone jacket and black balaclava. The robberies have spanned the past two weeks and have so far targeted liquor stores, gas stations, drug marts and other retail locations: • Feb. 12 at 9:31 p.m. at the Husky gas station, located at 2610 Ross Rd., West Kelowna • Feb. 13 at 10:16 p.m. at the McCulloch Station liquor store, located at 2789 KLO Rd., Kelowna • Feb. 15 at 8:25 p.m. at the Shoppers Drug Mart, located at 3327 Lakeshore Rd., Kelowna • Feb. 17 at 6:02 p.m. at the EB Gamesstore, located at 1575 Banks Rd., Kelowna • Feb. 25 at 10:22 p.m. at the Liquor Depot, located at 3000 Louie Dr., West Kelowna. The suspect brandished a knife during the first incident in West Ke-

lowna but has since been using a black hand gun. No one has been injured in the robberies. At 10:07 p.m. on Feb. 27, police responded to a robbery that had just occurred at the London Drugs located at 2151 Louie Dr. in West Kelowna. A lone male suspect entered the pharmacy, brandished a firearm and demanded cash from the registers. As the staff was in the process of closing, no cash was available, so he demanded drugs. He fled on foot in the direction of the Walmart with an undisclosed amount of pills. A police service dog again established a track that ended abruptly, indicating the suspect fled to a vehicle waiting nearby. No one was injured in the incident. In the most recent robbery, the suspect is described as a five-foot-10 Caucasian male with

medium build. He was wearing blue jeans, white running shoes and a black hooded sweater. The suspect was described as having a lazy left eye. According to Kelowna RCMP Const. Kris Clark, the clothing worn in the Feb. 27 robbery is different than the clothes worn in the first five robberies. However, he said police are “investigating the possibility all six are related.” He noted there’s no way to know if the gun brandished in the robberies is fake or real. “Replicas are so realistic these days, you’d literally have to set it down in front of you and examine it. You can’t make any confident decision, even from a few feet away,”

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Mayor, councillors disagree on Thompson Flats plan Jennifer Smith STAFF REPORTER

A new development plan for an area dubbed the Thompson Flats will likely proceed in the Mission. On Monday, Kelowna city council voted five to four to move forward with an area structure plan for 1,400 more single-family homes in an area bookended by Gordon Drive and Chute Lake Road. The plan itself is controversial, even according to city staff, who acknowledged planning for development in the Southwest Mission effectively increases urban sprawl; but council disagreed. “Just because we agree to an area structure plan process isn’t a tacit approval that we’re waiting for applications (from developers),” cautioned Mayor Walter Gray. Coun. Robert Hobson was of the opposite opinion, as were fellow council members Gail Given, Luke Stack and Mohini Singh. Citing the upcoming Official Community Plan review as a more appropriate time to debate the new area, and concerns that it rubber-stamps a hodgepodge approach to development, they put the

development community on notice applications would not pass easily, even if the plan is in place. Hobson said he would “feel a little comfort in knowing there are restrictions” worked into the city’s planning for the Thompson Flats to avoid flooding the market. Hobson asked for assurances development proposals would not come in a leap-frog manner. He noted the first proposals to arrive before councillors from the Glenmore area were among the more far-flung regions, making provid-

ing the necessary city services a problem. General manager of community sustainability Doug Gilchrist noted restrictive covenants could be placed on properties, along with other measures, to avoid such complications. Thompson Flats will need to go to public hearing, and two more readings, and a subsequent bylaw will also come forward to amend the Official Community Plan before the area can be added to city planning maps.

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Hospice fundraiser clears $218,000 mark

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The Central Okanagan Hospice Association raises more than $218,000 from last Saturday’s sixth annual Swinging with the Stars Since the event’s inception six years ago, close to $750,000 has been garnered for the organization. Saturday night’s Swinging with the Stars fundraiser saw local celebrities waltz, paso doble, disco, salsa and even hiphop for bereavement and palliative care with the help of local professional dance instructors. Swinging with the Stars event coordinator Jan Woolsey said the event was again a huge

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In accordance with the Local Government Statutes Amendment Act 2000, this ‘Notice of Consultation’ reflects a legislative requirement of the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, additional to the existing requirement to hold a Public Hearing. The intent is that input will be obtained from those citizens and public authorities affected by the proposed OCP amendment early in the process in order to address any concerns in advance of the public hearing. Please note that the public hearing has not been scheduled at this time. Enquiries relative to the proposal should be directed to the Planning Section of Community Services Regional District office, 1450 KLO Road, Kelowna, B.C., V1W 3Z4 (250-469-6227) to the attention of Ron Fralick, Planning Manager. Copies of the bylaw, information, correspondence and reports are available for inspection during normal business hours (8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.), Monday to Friday inclusive (excluding Statutory Holidays). PLANNING SECTION - COMMUNITY SERVICES 1450 KLO Road, Kelowna, BC V1W 3Z4 Phone: (250) 469-6227 Fax: (250) 762-7011

success thanks to the high level of dances performed this year and the move to a larger venue. “We decided to step outside the ballroom dance genre this year,” Woolsey said. “This definitely added to the entertainment value of the evening—it is just fantastic and enjoyed by all. “We could not have done it without the amazing support of our local celebrities and the dance community. They raised the bar once again this year. “Our performers sign on with a goal to not only learn and perform a dance routine but also to raise funds with a campaign team in support of COHA. “The creativity of fundraisers and the support 2014’s dancers gave

each other was rewarding for all.” This year, the Most Pledges Raised trophy was awarded to Re/Max realtors Julie and Wolf Krieg, and their campaign manager Jane Hoffman, raising more than $38,000 in pledges. The winner of the Audience Choice Trophy was presented to executive general manager of Moxies Bar and Grill, Lonni Van Diest and his professional dance partner Carley Bailey, with the Canadian School of Ballet. Bailey and Van Diest performed a fast-paced disco performance to a sold out crowd. The Judges Choice trophy was awarded to COHA board president & Valley First Bank Manager Marion Henselwood, who performed a hip hop

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routine with professional dance instructor Chisa Glendenning, also with the Canadian School of Dance. The judges base their decision on musicality, technique and style. Susan Steen, COHA executive director, commented on the six years of success for this event. “We know we have a truly unique, entertaining and popular event that the entire community enjoys,” Steen said. “The event is something we know people looks forward to—it is something different, and that is the key to our success. “We are incredibly grateful that so many people support us and we are humbled by the dedication and commitment of those who participate.” The event is based

on the popular TV show, Dancing with the Stars. Other local celebrity participants included Loyal Wooldridge and Ian Roth, coached by Melodie Sharma, Kelowna Dance; Dr. Christian Brix and Jessica Turanec, coached by Samantha Sambrielaz and Jaime Cubero, Latinesque Dance Studio; and Jenn Taylor partnered with Chris Thorburn, Ballroom Kelowna. Diane Pratt coached The Kriegs. The Central Okanagan Hospice Association is a community-based non-profit organization that provides services and supports, through trained volunteers, to individuals living with or dying from advanced illnesses and their loved ones. All funds raised will support the palliative and bereavement Hospice programs.

College hosts International Women’s Day event “The Women are Coming!” is the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day celebration, taking place March 8, 6 to 9 p.m., in the atrium of the Centre for Learning at Okanagan College. Organized by the Okanagan College Women’s Centre and sponsored by the Okanagan College Faculty Association, the event features guest speaker Marcy Cohen, with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. The free, family-friendly event will be hosted by CBC radio’s Alya Ramadan and will also feature the presentation of the Gert Beadle Award, music from the Wee Feminists Children’s Choir, wine from The View Winery, and children’s activities. This year’s theme is taken from an original poster made in 1970 by Cohen and other members of the Vancouver Women’s Caucus.  “The caucus organized a caravan that travelled from Vancouver to Parliament Hill in Ottawa to protest restrictions to women’s control over their reproductive rights,” explained Ann McKinnon, professor in Women’s Studies at Okanagan College and the Status of Women representative on the OCFA. “We wanted to draw attention to the fact that women are still fighting for their rights and for equality.”     The Okanagan College Women’s Centre is run by a collective of women—faculty, students, and community members—and has been open in room A149 at the Kelowna campus since 2009. 


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Project and receive the power of positive thinking D r. Masaru Emoto, from Japan, wrote a book, entitled The Hidden Messages Of Water, that I feel is important and should be mandatory reading for our developing minds within in our school system.   His premise in writing this book was that our consciousness, intent and emotion can have a direct effect on other living organisms. He found that, what we feel and believe can be projected to those around us.  His research was limited to the study of water in the environment of different states varying from gratitude to hatred. In his book, he photographed ice crystals of water that were exposed to such things as love, gratitude, truth, etc. and compared water crystals that were exposed to states and emotions such as hatred, resentment, anger and such.  What was interesting was the positive states presented with a beautiful and entirely symmetrical crystal consistently while

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Markus Thiel the less desirable states produced essentially, a blob devoid of any organization or symmetry. I first read Dr. Emoto’s book about three years ago. I was amazed but not surprised at his findings. Since then, his experiments have been reproduced dozens of times rendering the same results consistently. At home, I have a freckle faced eight-yearold girl and a very busy five-year-old boy. I wanted to demonstrate to them the need to choose carefully the words they use and the emotions they choose—those decisions affect not only themselves but those around them.  So we conducted a similar experiment. I encourage you to reproduce the same experiment at

home with your children. Exactly three weeks ago, I called the fruits of my loin into the kitchen.  Our experiment began by boiling and sterilizing three separate preserve jars and their lids.  After letting them cool at room temperature for three hours, we placed exactly one cup of organic brown rice in each of the three containers. We added exactly 1 1/2 cups of purified water and sealed the jars. On the one jar I wrote “I love you,” on the second jar I wrote, “I hate you,” and the third jar simply had the word “Ignore.” The instructions to my children were to spend anywhere from 15 to 60 seconds a day looking at the jar and doing as labeled on the jar. For instance, the ‘I love you’ jar was looked upon with fond memories of love and kindness making sure that they placed themselves in a state of love. I would, occasionally, hear my eight-year-old giggle while gazing upon

that jar. The ‘I hate you’ jar was looked upon with the emotion and memory of things that evoked that state in them (most likely broccoli and chores). The ‘Ignore’ jar was not to be looked at, thought of at all or even considered for the purpose of this experiment.  Each jar sat exactly six inches from the other on the same countertop away from direct sunlight. I opened the jars for the first time one morning last week under the watchful eyes of my diligent lab assistants. The ‘I love you’ jar had showed signs of fermentation with many of the grains of rice producing what looked like small green sprouts.  There was definite growth in the size of the rice and irrefutable signs of life. The amount of rice had expanded to three times its original size. When we opened the ‘I hate you’ jar, there was a hazy film throughout the water and surface of the water was covered in a

Final phase of Bernard Avenue revitalization project underway Starting Monday at 5 a.m., Bernard Avenue from Ellis to Pandosy streets, including the Pandosy intersection, was closed to motorists to accommodate the utility replacement and streetscaping final phase of the revitalization project. The city says access to businesses and pedestrian walkways will re-

main a priority during the construction and will be maintained. The pedestrian crossing at Pandosy across Bernard will be relocated slightly west of the intersection, outside of the construction zone. All transit routes into and out of the Queensway transit station will continue, routes serving

MS society meeting

The next self-help meeting for the Okanagan chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is Thursday, March 20, from 11 a.m to 12:30 p.m., at the Trinity Baptist Church. Guest speakers will be Lynda Bartie, from Paladin Disability, and Denise Martell, from World Financial Group. For more information, please call Sherry Wezner at 250-762-5850 or email sherry.wezner@mssociety.ca.

downtown may experience delays due to detours or traffic congestion. Visit bctransit.com/regions/kel for schedules and plan travel accordingly. An amendment to the noise bylaw was granted by city council to allow extended construction

hours of 6 a.m. to midnight. Occasional work may also occur outside of these times to minimize impacts on businesses and limit the time of active construction in the area. Completion of the final phase of construction is anticipated by the end of June.

Public Information Session for Proposed Downtown Hotel March 12th 3-7 pm South Atrium Rotary Centre for the Arts Developer Westcorp and its consultant will be available for questions.

film of mould. There was ing all living things, we’re a definite odour to this most profoundly affecting second jar that was not in ourselves. the first. I learned one valuWhen we opened the able lesson by doing this ‘Ignore’ jar, there was vir- experiment—all things tually no change whatthat we choose to give our soever. It was as though attention to, would be dirwe had just placed the ectly affected by how you rice in the water five min- choose to give our attenutes earlier. There was, in tion to those things, be it effect, no change in the the way we raise our chilwater or the rice. dren, the way we tend to Once my children got the Central and South over their initial amaze-ofOkanagan / Similkameen ment and confirmation that their father was not crazy, we spoke about the applications of this experiment.  Essentially, I told them that it is imperative when we select our words of the Central and South Okanagan / Similkameen and our thoughts not only are we directly affect-

our health or a relationship, or just simply our future.   In essence, as human beings, we also project and receive. It’s nice that we have the power of choice. Markus Thiel is a chiropractor practicing in Kelowna.  Questions and comments may be sent to askdrthiel@shaw.ca.

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ince the 2002 decision to take the class size and composition limits out of the contract, the BCTF has fought vigorously to get them back. The union launched lawsuits, went on an illegal strike (and gained significant public support) and, thus far, has won two lawsuit decisions. The government says that would cost at least $500 million annually. The province has now appealed that ruling to the B.C. Court of Appeal, which said last week that there is no immediate

need to go back to the 2002 conditions, until the appeal is heard. While that gives school districts some breathing room, it is obvious this issue needs to be resolved once and for all. Parents and students deserve some certainty. The BCTF is flexing its muscles, and is taking a strike vote this week—and it will be very surprising if there is not some job action, either at the end of this school year or at the beginning of the next one. While the government has certainly provoked the union

on a number of occasions, the union’s blithe ignorance of the province’s fiscal state is also grating. An additional $500 million per year comes from just one source— taxpayers. Teachers are already well-paid, and while their jobs certainly come with a great number of challenges, they aren’t the only ones. The B.C. economy is far from robust, and many people are struggling to get by. Teachers deserve to be treated fairly and in a responsible way, and

breaking contracts is no way to sort out disagreements. However, they also need to engage in meaningful bargaining with the provincial government, and not create even more uncertainty within the education system. If B.C.’s economy is to return to its robust state, it requires a well-educated population. Teachers are a critical and essential part of that solution. They deserve a fair contract, and they also need to remember who is paying their wages and benefits — taxpayers.

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he New Prosperity mineral deposit near Williams Lake is described by the industry as one of the largest in the world, containing 5.3 billion pounds of copper and 13.3 million ounces of gold. The Harper government’s decision to reject openpit mine development for a second time is seen by elected officials in the Cariboo region as a disaster. One of Quesnel’s sawmills is preparing to close for good, and I’ve been told there is more to come as the post-pine

beetle era unfolds.  Here in the B.C. capital, the decision is mainly viewed as a huge mistake. Taseko Mines is going to court to show that the Tom federal panel used the Fletcher wrong design when reviewing the company’s expensively revised plan. The province has permitted two successful mines that operate in the same area, one of which is run by Taseko.   In Ottawa, this is a Supreme Court of Canada test case over who owns the land and the mineral wealth

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underneath. In traditional Canadian law, the province owns it. This was highlighted in the recent discussion between B.C. Premier Christy Clark and Alberta’s Alison Redford over royalties from oil. Six aboriginal communities make up the Tsilhqot’in Nation, which has a long and bitter history of resistance against the Crown. They almost won a declaration of title to 40,000 hectares known as the Nemiah Valley: forests, wild horses, minerals and all, in a 339-day trial that ended in 2007. Their case suffered a setback at the B.C. Court of Appeal, and is now

before the highest court. Aboriginal rights have been established, but this would be the first clear title. Tsilhqot’in tribal chair Joe Alphonse was pleasantly surprised to see Taseko turned down again. He said the Tsilhqot’in National Government is releasing its own mining policies soon. “We welcome opportunities to look at projects that are environmentally sound and we need economic opportunities,” Alphonse told the Williams Lake Tribune. Somehow efforts to move mine waste rock from Teztan Biny (Fish Lake) to a sealed storage site two kilometres away are not enough to pro-

tect groundwater, although they are sufficient at the nearby Gibraltar and Mount Polley mines. And Alphonse makes it clear this mysterious environmental problem will be solved once he and his fellow chiefs have control of the resource. A Supreme Court of Canada ruling on aboriginal title is required to settle this. If some limited form of title is at last defined for the treatyless majority of B.C., or at least Tsilhqot’in territory, the fate of the mine may become clear. Conventional wisdom on this is that the mining company didn’t try

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No informed lobby for medical pot farming To the editor: The manner in which districts and municipalities have chosen to deal with the issue of commercial medical marijuana only demonstrates an almost wilful perpetuation of the fear-based, ill-informed policies that have proven to be absolute failures, to this point. The laws governing how medical marijuana grower/users must operate, are changing. It was a flawed system, to be sure,

but, the changes being inflicted upon both patients and communities will not fix anything and, if the Supreme Court challenges prove successful— as I strongly believe they will—they’ll be meaningless. The issue is public concern over indoor grow ops in residential neighbourhoods. Fear of violent crime in the form of armed “grow-rips.” Fear of reduced property value due to toxic chemicals and

mold in the residences being used. Fear that the licensing system was being abused for commercial purposes. These were the reasons cited for the change—lots of fear, not much fact. Due to medical confidentiality—which I support—we cannot know how many patient/growers actually only grew a few plants in their gardens. I would suspect that many, if not most, used this very inexpen-

sive growing method. In that instance, a “grow-rip” would represent someone sneaking onto their property and raiding their garden. Awful, for the patient, but, hardly a violent act. I think, given the high media profile of this issue, violent incidents involving marijuana are given a lot of attention. More so than the actual numbers might warrant. I mean, convenience stores/gas stations are certainly as likely, if not more so, to be

targets for violent crime. Still, there doesn’t seem to be any local authorities clamouring for by-law changes for them. It’s sad that there was no invitation extended to the many local growers to provide some experienced input. It seems, rather, that our respective councils would prefer to awkwardly stumble around using only their very limited knowledge on the issue. Mark Conlin West Kelowna

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Ukraine needs to figure out its own problems To the editor: I have been following the crisis in the Ukraine with extreme concern—it seems like déjà vu.  The vision of former British Prime Minister (1937-1940), Neville Chamberlain, stepping off  a plane waving a  Treaty signed by Adolph Hitler, exclaiming: “Peace in our time,” keeps coming to mind when I hear the continuous rhetoric spewed by western politicians who apparently lack the intestinal fortitude and genitalia to actually “do” something.  Vladimir Putin and his cronies must be rolling in the aisles when they hear grandi-

ose statements like: “There will be consequences.”  Hahahaha. Sort of like the consequences after the Syrian gas attacks?  It would seem the people of Ukraine can expect about as much help as the people of Rwanda and Syria received—they’re most likely on their own.  As with everything at home,  our politicians are so concerned about appeasement to the detriment of our own economy and equality (the “status” of all) they forget about history, and in so doing force us to repeat it again and again.

We don’t need the UN to do something, there is NATO, so, for Christ sake, “do” something to help these people find their own path to freedom and democracy. (Maybe we could do a little work in that regard here on the home front at the same time.)  Get the influences outside of their borders and allow the citizens of that country to figure things out for themselves without pressure and influence from the outside—even if it means Civil War. John B. Collinson, Kelowna 

Warn others if your choice of dog is dangerous To the editor: On Aug. 5, 2011, when my child was attacked by a then deemed aggressive dog (because of a previous incident), then deemed dangerous after the attack on my son, my husband and I wrote a letter to the RDCO with a few “hopes,” one such being signage put front and back on homes where dangerous dogs were kept. With the new living document passed recently by the RDCO, comes that “hope” written into the bylaws, as well as micro-chipping and the word “provoke” taken out of language that addresses dogs that perform less than safely in our towns. In the time since then,

I have read about hundreds of dangerous dog incidents, and how the word provoke is used by dangerous dog advocates. I’ve read them saying weather is a provoking factor, I’ve seen a child smelling like infant formula blamed, I’ve seen jogging on the wrong side of a dog blamed—the asinine list goes on. Once upon a great time in society, we wouldn’t have had conversations like this surrounding dangerous dogs. Owners “regulated” them without question, it was rare that a dog’s supposed rights would come before what it hurt. It is a sad turn when those who choose to keep these types of dogs have to be told to warn the

rest of society. Being the parent of a child attacked by the breed of dog most statistically likely to cause death when attacking, I’ve learned many things. I’ve learned firstly how to be grateful, my child is alive. I’ve also learned that many of those who advocate for dogs blame everything else instead of looking at the most obvious problem, and that is dangerous dogs (whether by action or statistic) and those who keep them. I hope that those who choose to keep dangerous dogs, or even aggressive dogs take heed, and do the right thing—put that sign up! Give others coming to your house or onto your property the

Definitive answers needed Fletcher from A8 hard enough to establish a working relationship with the Tsilhqot’in. For his part, Taseko CEO Russell Hallbauer says the chiefs refused to meet with him, which isn’t surprising from a group that doesn’t recognize the B.C. forests ministry either. Here’s a sample of the volume of evidence that may determine the future of B.C.

Archeological studies presented at trial describe “18 roasting and/or pit depressions” at Teztan Biny. It’s not clear if these were for seasonal food preparation or for pit houses, which would indicate a more permanent settlement at the lake. Nor is it clear whether these “cultural depressions” have been identified as being of Tsilhqot’in origin. Oral histories are also uncertain. Tsilhqot’in wit-

nesses testified that Teztan Biny has been used in the 20th century as a hunting and fishing camp. The mine was rejected due to ill-defined cultural as well as environmental concerns. B.C. residents could finally see some answers this year. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @tomfletcherbc Email: tfletcher@blackpress.ca

chance I never had, and that was to make a choice. That choice being whether or not to take the chance of being subjected to the potential forever consequence your dog may inflict. Muzzle and short leash your choice if you feel compelled to take it into public spaces, and then, most importantly, buck up and take responsibility for any potential future incidents. Get yourself some liability insurance, don’t leave expenses up to the victim. I hope this living document continues to evolve, and that the RDCO Advisory Board (one I resigned from late 2013) continues to look at ways to hold the feet of those

who are irresponsible with their dogs even closer to the fire. I appreciate dogs, I have a dog, but a breed that is exceedingly safe, one who doesn’t have unpredictability and a killing bite anchored in its genetics. I often ask myself, what kind of dog owners choose less than statistically safe breeds or wonder about owners who keep dogs after dangerous incidents? Guess that is their choice, but what is their responsibility? It is indeed to set up as many safeguards as possible to make sure no innocent soul (human or animal) suffers the consequence of that choice. Tamie Williams, Kelowna

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Accelerate Okanagan has announced the Top 4 Finalists in the Jump:Start:Challenge, a pitch competition for technology companies and entrepreneurs seeking investment to finance their growth. UpwardHealth, Perked!, GreenStep Solutions and DevOne Sports are the finalists. The Jump:Start:Challenge kicked-off in January 2014 with 16 entrants being invited to present their business opportunities at an open forum. Now it is down to the final four. “The Jump:Start:Challenge has been designed to identify technology startups with high growth potential and assist entrepreneurs through the difficult process of raising the necessary capital to take their business to the next level,” said Jeff Keen, CEO of Accelerate Okanagan.

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Local accountant Todd Sanderson and his partners have agreed to a merger deal of their accounting practice with BDO Canada LLP effective March 1. Sanderson & Company Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors will now operate under the BDO name. BDO’s Kelowna team is bolstered by two new partners and four team members through the merger. “Our Kelowna team is very excited about merging with Sanderson & Company, and how we will be able to expand our capacity to meet the needs of Okanagan businesses,” said Mike Gilmore, office managing partner of BDO’s Kelowna office. Sanderson said of the merger: “Sanderson & Company is focused on leveraging our own understanding of family businesses and needs of owner-managed businesses in Kelowna. Our practice philosophy aligns with BDO’s focus on exceptional client service, and we look forward to continuing to work with our clients as part of a larger team.” Added firm partner Alan Sanderson: “Becoming part of BDO’s team in Kelowna, with the support of its other Okanagan offices and across Canada, is a great next phase for our practice.”

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When Corrie Krehbiel took the first steps toward her current career she was forging new ground, although she didn’t know it. “In high school, I quit my after school job and was hired at CedarCreek for their bottling line,” she said, adding that her main duty was labelling. At that time there were only around 10 wineries in B.C., compared to today’s count of about 200, and there were very few women to be seen. Everywhere but CedarCreek, that is. “I was lucky. I worked with Ann Sperling,” Krehbiel said, noting that Sperling is a distinguished B.C. winemaker who’s gleaned trade experi-

ence from across the globe. It was a connection that insulated her from the knowledge that winemaking, at that time, was a male dominated trade. More importantly to Krehbiel, however, is that it was the launching pad for a lifelong career she’s become passionate about. These days Krehbiel is the winemaker and technical sales consultant at Cellar Tek, a Kelowna-based commercial winery and brewery supply store that provides everything that the valley’s winemakers need. “The only thing we don’t have is bottles and labels,” she said. In her role she manages the product lines that carry ingredients that area wine makers need to perfect their vintages. “As they try to create expressions in their wines, I’m linking them with

the products that will allow them to produce those expressions,” she said. This year, for example, she’s been working on some white wines, that have bitter characters that sit at the back of the taster’s palate. That means Krehbiel has to find the right combo of ingredients to make it more appealing, much like a chemist. “Wine making is an art and a science,” she said. “You need that science background to understand how fermentation works. There are so many chemical processes at work.” Knowledge about everything from the land the grapes are grown in, to the casks they’re stored in are also important to the process. And with more people starting a commercial winery coming from varied life backgrounds—like the oil and gas industry or agriculture, to name a

Philanthropic sisters donate $710.20 to KGH Foundation from rock sales Inspired by the care Kylee Kallen, now 10, received during her emergency open heart surgery as a newborn, she and her sister Kayla set up shop in the lobby of KGH and sold their hand-painted rocks on Valentine’s Day. Their story was reported in the local media, catching the imagination of readers and listeners who responded by dropping by the hospital just to buy one of their inspirational rocks. “We even had one man call in and donate over the phone because he couldn’t make it in that day,” explained Kayla, 13. Kylee and Kayla have supported a variety of worthwhile causes over the three years they’ve been selling the rocks. This past Valentine’s Day, the funds raised were donated toward the KGH Foundation’s Be a Lifesaver campaign in support of the new Interior Heart & Surgical Centre. Be a Lifesaver’s mission is to ensure the IHSC opens fully outfitted with the critical state-

of-the-art equipment and support it needs to improve and save lives. The Kallen family knows the importance of great health care as Kylee was born with transposition of the great arteries—a life threatening condition—and underwent open heart surgery at B.C. Children’s Hospital in Vancouver just days after she was born. Although it may have started as an art project while camping, the two sisters have now sold more than 1,000 of their creations raising over $4,000 for charity. They also donated the remaining rocks from Valentine’s Day to the Children’s ward at KGH in hopes of brightening the day of young patients at KGH. Keep an eye out for “Charity Rocks” and your opportunity to pick up some inspiration of your own—either from one of their stylish rocks or from the enthusiasm of these two philanthropic entrepreneurs.

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Stance toughening on foreign investment tax loopholes C anada has aligned with the thinking of other countries around the world in battling against international tax avoidance. As the treaties that Canada has with other countries come up for renewal, exchange of information agreements are being added to updated treaties while exchange of information document agreements are being drawn up with non-treaty countries.

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Gabriele Banka While people search for tax havens or other methods to avoid paying tax, our ability to provide public services normally paid for by those taxes is being eroded. This has become an international issue bringing foreign governments together to try to stop the lack of disclosure of taxable income by exchanging information about their citizens between the countries. Canada has 90 tax treaties and 16 exchange of information documents now in force with three just recently signed and another 11 under negotiation. Tax evasion occurs when someone deliberately ignores a specific part of the law by under reporting taxable income or claiming expenses that are not deductible or overstated. Non compliance with the legislated reporting requirements is also considered tax evasion and has criminal consequences. On the other hand, tax avoidance happens when actions are taken to minimize tax. These actions might be within tax laws, but can contravene the object and spirit of those laws found in the ‘grey areas’ of our tax legislation . The Canada Revenue Agency works continuously to uncover unexpected loopholes and closing them up. Canada and the U.S. signed an intergovernmental agreement on Feb. 5, 2014, to improve tax compliance between the two countries. The agreement stipulates that the Canadian financial institutions will

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With the 2013-14 B.C. Division regular season title already in their possession, the Kelowna Rockets will look to secure a few more milestones before the expiration of the WHL’s regular season.

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In addition to zeroing in on the league’s overall title, two franchise records will undoubtedly fall—if not Tuesday night in Everett, then very likely at some point over the next few games. The Rockets (52-90-4) need just one more victory in their last seven games to establish a new franchise mark for wins, set just one year ago. And the club is just a single point shy of the alltime Rockets’ record for points in a season (109)

set in 2002-03. “We’re proud of our group and what they’ve been able to accomplish,” said Rockets head coach Ryan Huska. “The guys have come through a lot, off the ice, our schedule has been tough, and we play in a really tough conference. The guys have found a way to be pretty consistent and hopefully we can carry that through into the playoffs.” The Rockets also have a first-place overall finish in the WHL well within their grasp. Kelowna holds a ninepoint lead over the Portland Winterhawks, with each team having seven games left to play. Any combination of Kelowna wins and Portland losses equalling three, and the Rockets would officially lock up top spot. Still, as has been his approach all season, Huska said his team can take nothing for granted. “Junior hockey is one the most unpredictable of all sports where things can change in a hurry,” said Huska. “You never want to look too far ahead, you just want to be ready to play your next game and that continues to be our focus.” The Rockets are coming off a weekend sweep of the Vancouver Giants,

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MYLES Bell (left) and the Kelowna Rockets will host Jason Fram and the Spokane Chiefs Wednesday night in WHL action.

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winning 6-0 Friday in Kelowna and 3-1 on Saturday at Pacific Coliseum. Saturday’s win, the Rockets’ record-tying 52nd, officially clinched the B.C. Division title, the club’s third banner in the

last four seasons. “To get to 52 wins last season was pretty special,” said Rockets assistant coach Dan Lambert. “For this group to get win 52 this weekend, having played four games in five

nights, is a huge credit to our players.” Meanwhile, the club’s newest member, Marek Tvrdon, continues to hold a hot hand for the Rockets with five goals and 12 points in his last 11 games. The Slovakian forward has 21 points in 22 games since arriving prior to the WHL’s trade deadline. Following Tuesday’s game in Everett, the Rockets have three consecutive games at home— Wednesday against Spokane, Saturday vs Tri-City and Tuesday, March 11 vs Victoria.

The playoff version of one of junior A hockey’s most intense rivalries will take to the ice tonight, March 4, at Royal LePage Place. West Kelowna Warriors and Vernon Vipers square off in Game 1 of the best-of-seven BCHL Interior Division semifinal series. Game 2 between the Okanagan foes goes Wednesday at LePage. “We’re excited to get it going,” said Warriors head coach and GM Rylan Ferster. “Obviously we are going to play a great team but we knew we were going to be doing that whether we were playing Merritt or whether we were playing Vernon.” The Warriors (35-153-5) won their last four games of the regular season to finish in a tie for top spot with the Penticton Vees (36-16-2-4) but because they had more wins, the Vees were awarded first. Penticton will take on Merritt in the other Interior series. West Kelowna and Vernon met seven times during the 2013-14 campaign, with the Vipers winning four times, the Warriors twice, while one ended in a tie. At LePage, West Kelowna won two of three meetings. As the hosts of the Royal Bank Cup, the Vi-

pers have assembled a team they hope will have what it takes to claim a national title. Vernon also plays a physical style, an aspect Ferster said his team will need to be prepared for. “We certainly know who we’re playing. We’re playing a team that is big and physical,” he said. “They are built for this, they are built for a championship and they’re hosting a championship. I’m sure they will be chomping at the bit to get going on Tuesday night.” Ferster doesn’t expect defencemen Ryan Ivey and Taki Pantziris to back for the start of the series due to injuries. Games 3 and 4 of the best-of-seven are set for Friday and Saturday in Vernon. Meanwhile, the Warriors closed out the regular season with an 8-3 win over Trail Saturday. David Pope led the way with two goals and an assist, giving him a team-high 27 goals on the season.

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OKANAGAN Rockets defenceman Kristian Blumenschein snaps a shot towards the Northeast Chiefs’ net in B.C. Major Midget League action Sunday at CNC.

The Okanagan Rockets will try to follow up the best regular season in club history with a long and prosperous playoff run.  The Rockets, who won a team-record 32 games in 2013-14 — and set a multitude of other records—will open the B.C. Major Midget League playoffs Friday at home to the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds. Face off for Game 1 at Prospera Place is 6:30 p.m. Game 2 in the best-

of-three goes Saturday at 5:15 p.m. at CNC, with a third game, if needed, Sunday 1:30 p.m. at Prospera. The Rockets took three of four games from Thunderbirds during the regular season and are the favourites, but GM David Michaud said nothing in the post-season can be taken for granted. “On paper everyone will think this series will be an afterthought for us, but as a group we know better,” Mihaud said. “When it comes to the playoffs you can’t afford to overlook anyone.” The Rockets (32-53) had designs on a firstplace finish, but ended up a point back of the Vancouver Northwest Giants

(33-5-2) for the BCMML title after settling for three of a possible four points against the Northeast Chiefs. On Saturday at CNC, Okanagan let a 7-2 third period lead slip away against the Chiefs, then settled for a 7-7 tie. On Sunday, the Rockets rebounded with a 7-3 win. “Obviously finishing second wasn’t our objective, however we have to keep things in perspective,” Michaud added. “We had a great regular season and accomplished things that no other Rockets clubs have been able to accomplish in our history.” It was another big weekend for 15-year-old phenom Tyson Jost who

scored twice and added an assist Saturday, then fired a hat-trick on Sunday. Jost finished the season with an all-time league-record 44 goals. He also led BCCML in total points with 88, two ahead of the Giants’ Colton Kerfoot. Some of the other records that fell at the hands of the Rockets this season were fewest losses (5), road wins (13) and home wins (19). Individually, Branden Wagner is the all-time leader in goals (47) and points (117), while Liam Finlay is the assists leader (74). Jost now holds the team record for goals (44), assists (44) and points (88).

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Owls rally to subdue Bears For a time, it looked like the Mt. Boucherie Bears just may pull off the upset. Then the KSS Owls kicked their game into gear. The top-seeded Owls overcame an 18-point half-time deficit to down the Bears 85-79 in the Okanagan Valley AAAA boys basketball final Friday night at Boucherie. “Boucherie was playing well and we were just trying to do too much in the first half,” said Owls’ coach Harry Parmar. “Once we started playing better defense, playing a team game and stopped turning the ball over so much, things began to go our way. The guys did a good job of coming back. “ KSS, which outscored the Bears 26-14 in the final quarter, were led by Parker Simson who had 25 points. Buzz Truss added 20 points, Cooper Simson had 17 and Nav Sandhu added 13. The Owls turned the tide in the third quarter with three straight unanswered three pointers. “It was a total team effort,” said Parmar, “but Buzz, Parker and Coop-

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rie’s Josiah Joseph scramble after a loose ball during the Okanagan Valley AAAA boys basketball final Friday night in West Kelowna. er really led the way, and Liam Duncan was great on defense.” Qunicy Johnson paced the Bears with 26 points, with Josiah Joseph adding 23. While he wasn’t thrilled with his team’s showing over the first 20plus minutes, Parmar is happy to earn a spot at next week’s provincials in

Langley. “Our goal was to win the valleys and we did what we had to do.” The Owls, ranked No. 10 in the province, will open the B.C. high school boys’ AAAA championship Wednesday, March 12 at the Langley Events Centre against No. 7 Sardis from Chilliwack.

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Tier 1 Rockets Chiefs swept out of playoffs by Coyotes Okanagan champs again ▼ KIJHL

Just when the Kelowna Chiefs needed it most, their offense went on hiatus. The Chiefs averaged just a goal a game en route to being swept by the Osyoos Coyotes in their KIJHL opening round playoff series. The Coyotes won the first three games handily, 5-0, 5-2 and 4-1, before wrapping up the fourgame sweep with a 4-1 victory Saturday night at the Sun Bowl. “We just didn’t score,” said Chiefs head coach Ken Andrusiak. “Four goals in four games isn’t going to get you anywhere. This (slump) started about a month ago, and we just never really got it back.” The Chiefs also closed out the regular season on a downer, dropping their last five games. Andrusiak said some key injuries, along with a young, largely inexperienced defense also played into the team’s struggles over final weeks of the season. Another factor in the club’s swoon was the loss of forward Nick Josephs—the KIJHL’s leading scorer at the time of his departure—who joined the BCHL’s Salmon Arm Silverbacks in January. “I thought we adapted pretty well for a month, but then it sort of caught up with us,” he said. “Nick made everybody around him better and when he left, there was a gap Rthere.” On the upside, Andrusiak said 18 of 23 players are eligible to come back next season and if most of them do, the coach expects to ice a strong team in 2013-14. The Chiefs will host their spring camp April 18 to 23 at Rutland Arena. For more information, visit www.kelownachiefs. com.

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Tyler O’Donnell and forward Adam Beatty (left) watched the Kelowna Chiefs’ season end at the hands of the Osoyoos Coyotes in four straight games in the KIJHL playoffs.

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into the third. But the Vipers did not go quietly, scoring twice within the first 1:40 of the third. Kelowna settled down after that and the teams played a tight game the rest of the way with both teams missing chances. Cridland’s empty net goal with 27 seconds left sealed the deal for the Rockets. Sam Bobyn was big in net when needed. The Rockets next head to North Vancouver to defend their midget tier 1 provincial championship, March 15 to 19. Kelowna will be joined by host North Vancouver, Semiahmoo, Hollyburn from the lower mainland, Prince George from the north and Juan de Fuca from the island.

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Heat women sign Calgary’s Traynor Calgary product Susan Traynor has signed her letter of intent to suit up for Heat women’s soccer team, as UBC Okanagan kicks off the team’s first venture into the highest level of university sport in Canada. With the graduation of fifth-year midfielder Taylor Sarchet, the Heat will need to bolster their depth at the position, and Traynor looks to be just the person for the job. Traynor has been on coach Claire Paterson’s radar for a little while now.

“Susan was a stand out from our fall ID camp in Vancouver,” Paterson said. “An athletic player, she has good individual skill and is a playmaker who sees the field well. She will be joining our returning midfield crew as they look to go up against the best players in Western Canada next season.” Currently serving as the team captain for her team at St. Francis High School in Calgary, she is also playing in Division 1 on the Blizzard Juventus. In her spare time she has coached youth teams aged

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nament in San Diego and captured another gold at the provincial U-18s in 2013. She was recently awarded the 2012-13 High School Athlete of the Year award. Traynor will be entering into a B.A. program in psychology once making the move to the Okanagan, and is excited to begin her new life as a student-athlete at UBC’s Okanagan campus. “I chose UBCO because it has a beautiful campus and has a smaller class size,” Traynor said of her new school come the fall. Canada West will release its soccer schedule mid-June as Traynor and the rest of the Heat women’s squad kick off in September of 2014.

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Save on taxes by starting a Tax Free Savings Account A Tax Free Savings Account is an account allowing Canadians to accumulate investment assets tax-free. You can hold assets such as savings, Guaranteed Investment Certificates, mutual funds, stocks and segregated funds. The TFSA has now grown to an available contribution room of $31,000 effective Jan 1, 2014. The current annual contribution amount is $5,500. The TFSA should be considered as part of your financial plan. It can be a very effective tax strategy now and in retirement. Many Canadians don’t really know all the important components of a TFSA. One of the main reasons is the word “savings account” results in people

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Doreen Smith stock piling their annual contributions into a savings account paying one per cent at a local bank or credit union. Don’t make the bank any richer by parking your hard earned money in a one per cent account. Perhaps you started out in a savings account or a GIC account. You can transfer this to a growth type of investment and not trigger any taxation. A TFSA transfer between financial institutions is processed using a government transfer form

completed by your financial advisor. You can switch TFSA investments and financial institutions. It is important to review your asset allocation, current and future cash flow and how long your money will be in a TFSA to help make the decision of what type of investment is the best for you. TFSAs can be used as a short-term parking spot; as a savings vehicle for a soon to be purchase; in a dividend paying or growth mutual fund, or in a stock. The choice is yours. Taxation in a TFSA is non-existent. Interest income, dividend income or capital gains earned in a TFSA is not included in your taxable income. Future withdrawals do not incur taxable income.

Estate planning can be used effectively in a TFSA by allowing a named beneficiary. You can name your beneficiary of choice and they receive the funds without probate or taxation. You can name an individual other than a spouse to bypass probate. Compare this to an individually held cash account or non-registered investment, which triggers probate and legal costs upon the passing of the account holder. Where have you parked or invested your TFSA? I have not parked my TFSA in a low paying savings account making money for a bank or credit union. My choice was a growth type of TFSA investment.

Choosing a TFSA or a RRSP or both should be done as part of a financial review. A general guideline is when our tax rate is higher now than in retirement, a RRSP might be the most efficient tax strategy. If our tax rate is the same now as in retirement, a TFSA will allow

us to have tax free income in retirement. Using a combination of RRSP and TFSA will result in maximizing tax efficiency now and in retirement. Doreen Smith is a certified financial planner with Capri Wealth Management Inc. and Manulife Securities In-

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WHEELER, RICHARD (DICK) It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Richard (Dick) Wheeler on February 27, 2014. Left behind to miss him forever , his loving wife of 51 years, Marge, 4 girls, Cindy, (Marcel), Heather (Jim), Sherry (Dave) Treko, (Trevor) and his grandson “Shooter” Jesse ( Julie) and numerous family and friends. He will be forever loved and missed. Service on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 1:00PM at Springfield Funeral Home.

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1936 – 2014 It is with great sadness that we announce that our beloved husband, father, and grand-father Ernie Daviduck was called to eternal rest on February 27, 2014 at the Lacombe Hospital surrounded by family members at the age of 77. Ernie was born on November 2, 1936 in Barrhead, AB , son of Max and Anne Daviduck. He will be dearly missed by his loving wife Joan of 57 years and his four surviving children and families. Cameron (Arlene) of Ladysmith, BC., Wendy (Blaine) Mathieu and Aiden of San Francisco, CA., Darcy (Joanne) Ashlee, (Aaron) and Jessica of Lacombe, AB., and Darre (Carolynn) Katelynn, Gregory, Emilee and Brendan of Kelowna, BC. He also leaves to mourn his sister Shirley Mueller of Kelowna, BC., and Sister-in-law Maxine (Ed) Kary of Hines Creek, AB. Survived by Sisters-inlaw Marie (Ernie) Kuryluk of Hines Creek, AB., Rhonda Heck of Clairmont, AB., and Brother-in-law John (Sharon) Isinger of Grimshaw, AB., also numerous nieces and nephews. Ernie was predeceased by his mother Ann, in 1989 and his father Max, in 2002, his mother-in-law and father-in-law Tillie and John, niece Tracy Kary and Brothersin-law Al Mueller and Wilfred Heck. Ernie was an entrepreneur throughout his whole life and had various business ventures including a Farm Equipment Dealership and Gulf Service Station in Manning, AB. In Grimshaw, AB., he owned Mobile Home and RV Sales and Flair Furniture Store. In Kelowna, BC., he owned a Farm Equipment Dealership. In Grande Prairie, AB., he owned Countryside RV’s and then moved to Lacombe in 1993 where he established the A & W Restaurant, Work World and Home Furniture store. After retiring from business, he and Joan became Snowbirds who travelled to Arizona and Southern California every winter. He enjoyed working in his Wood Shop building small furniture and items for his wife, children and grand kids. Ernie was very proud of his Ukrainian Heritage and he wanted his grand children to appreciate that by experiencing it also. This included summers camps spent at the Ukrainian Village and RV road trips to visit family at reunions from Alberta to Manitoba and Yellowknife, NWT. Donations can be made to the Lacombe Palliative Care Society or charity of choice. A huge thank you to Dr. Olivier and the nurses and staff at the Lacombe Hospital for their wonderful care. In keeping with Ernie’s wishes, we will have a Celebration of Ernie’s Life which will be announced and held at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.wilsonsfuneralchapel.ca. WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, of Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of the arrangements. 403-782-3366 403-843-3388 “A Caring Family, Caring For Families”

BUEHLER, MICHAEL ERIC Passed away suddenly on February 26, 2014 in Edmonton, AB. He is survived by loving family, parents Roy and Susan and his brother Nick and a large extended family. Funeral service will be held on Friday, March 7, 2014 at 4:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com 250-860-7077.

GRUENKE, EDNA EMMA( BECK) Edna passed from this life to the next on February 27, 2014. She was born on May 6, 1917 in Hatton, SK. Edna married Reinhart (Ray) Gruenke on November 27, 1939 in Dawson Creek, BC. Edna and Ray lived in a number of communities in BC including Prince Rupert and Rolla in the Peace River area before moving to Kelowna in 1968. They lived on Fisher Street prior to moving to Gordon Manor in 1985. She continued living here until December 2013, when her health necessitated a move to Village at Mill Creek. To cherish her memory Edna leaves her son, Garry (Kas), grandson, David of Vancouver; and brother, Leonhart (Caroline) of Sidney; her chosen niece Laura Baron; as well as numerous extended family members, along with her strata and church families. Edna was predeceased by her husband, Ray; daughters, Marlene and Sharon; brothers, Albert and Ernest; and sister, Erna. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 1:00 pm at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2091 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC with interment to follow in the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Christ Evangelical Lutheran Memorial fund or Canadian Lutheran World Relief. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com 250-860-7077.

WRAY, CAPTAIN EDWARD ARNOLD

December 3, 1925 – February 22, 2014 Survived by his loving wife and partner of 66 years, Betty Wray, and four of his five children, Nicole (John) de Melo, Cindy (David) Peterson Good, Edd Wray, Peter (Moe) Wray, and Sherri Pon, his beloved grandchildren, Geena (Darren Hopp) Jackson, Shain (Suzy) Jackson, Lisa Kelly, Tiana (Dave) Taylor, Kelsey (Tyler) Marchen and Victoria (Mike) Phillips and great grandchildren, Charlie, Talula, Alexis, Easton, Claire, Hudson and Jackson. Ed was predeceased by his daughter Juanita Jackson in 2002. Ed was born in Vancouver and spent his life in the towns and cities of the West Coast. He accomplished more in his 88 years than most people could in two lifetimes. He was a veteran of World War ll, a sea captain who attained his Unlimited Masters Certificate, a high-rigger, logger, fisher, boat-builder, sharpshooter, builder of houses and walls; an inventor, a skilled pool player, a gifted carver. Ed could fix or make anything and his motto was “the impossible just takes a little longer.” He loved the Artic. He was highly intelligent, an excellent writer and an entertaining story-teller. He was bigger than life and left an indelible impression on everyone he met. His passing leaves an unfillable void in our lives. Memorial service to be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 4:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Kelowna General Hospital Foundation in memory of Capt. Ed Wray. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.


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SENIOR SOLICITOR ASSISTANT Located in the beautiful Okanagan Valley, Nixon Wenger LLP is one of the largest, fastest growing law firms outside of Greater Vancouver. Currently with 20 lawyers, we are a full service law firm working with clients across the province and into Alberta. Our firm is recruiting a dedicated professional for the permanent full time position of Senior Solicitor Assistant working in our Solicitors Department. The ideal applicant is someone who enjoys working in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment and who can deliver consistent and exceptional customer service. This position requires you to be highly organized, detail-oriented and you must have the ability to multitask and prioritize. While you will independently manage a number of administrative functions, you will work closely with a team of professionals to deliver outstanding service to our clients. You have the following: • Minimum 4-5 years experience as a Solicitor Assistant • Must have working knowledge in: • Estate Planning • Corporate reorganizations • Trusts • Commercial financing • Wills • Excellent technical, word processing & proof reading skills. • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality. • Exceptional written and oral communication skills and a strong aptitude for client service. • Strong attention to detail with the ability to produce high quality work. • Experience working with MS Office Suite with the ability to edit documents, create reports and presentations. • Reliability. • Self starter who takes initiative. • Available to work full time, Monday-Friday. This is not a junior position and as such we are offering a moving allowance to relocate to Vernon, B.C.. Our community is nestled in the heart of the North Okanagan Valley and we encourage you to learn more about this region through the Living & Working in Vernon BC guide at the following link: http://www.vernon.ca/lifestyles/living_in_vernon/docs/SPC_brochure_ Oct2010.pdf Our firm offers a positive working environment with competitive salaries, a group benefits package, an RRSP program and a moving allowance. Nixon Wenger LLP welcomes your interest in this position and we invite qualified applicants to submit your resumes to humanresources@nixonwenger.com by Thursday March 6th. We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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FARM SUPERVISOR TBA Farms Ltd and Volcanic Hills Estate Winery is searching for a Farm Supervisor to work in West Kelowna, BC on a F.T. basis. Duties include but are not limited to provide agricultural services related to vineyards,Orchard/Cellars; Training workers; Coordinate / supervise general farm workers; Supervise/oversee growing and other vineyards, Orchard/Cellars related operations; Develop work schedules etc. Min. 1 yr exp. req’d as farm worker. No formal education req’d. Accommodation & Other benefits provided. Apply to: tbafarmsltd@hotmail.com

FARM WORKER TBA Farms Ltd and Volcanic Hills Estate Winery is searching for a Farm workers to work in West Kelowna BC on a PT seasonal basis. Duties include but are not limited to provide agricultural services related to vineyards, Orchard / Cellars; Orchard / Cellars related operations etc. No exp. req’d as farm worker. No formal education req’d. Accommodation & other benefits provided. Apply to: tbafarmsltd@hotmail.com General Vineyard Labourers 0943784 BC Ltd., located at 14885 Carrs Landing Road, Lake Country, BC, is seeking 10 temporary vineyard labourers, in Lake Country and Okanagan Valley, to start work April 15, 2014 for approximately 8 months. Candidates must be willing to work outdoors and in all seasonal conditions. On the job training is provided, duties include tying, pruning, picking processing grounds and vineyard maintenance. Starting wage $10.33/hour, approx 40-50hours per week. Please fax resume to 780-577-5525. We thank all applicants in advance, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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HARMAN Sidhu Orchard Kelowna needs Farm Workers, thinning, picking, pruning $10.33/hr. or piece rate, up to 40-60 hrs. per wk. June 15 to Oct. 31st, Sukh Sidhu, 1655 Geen Rd. Kel. 250-491-1829

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This year marks the 40th Anniversary for Westwood Electric as we continue to grow with our team of over 300 employees. Since 1974, we have been providing electrical and instrumentation services to a wide range of industries across Western Canada. We currently have offices located in Vernon, BC, Leduc, AB and Prince Albert, SK. At Westwood, our people have always been our greatest asset. We strive to build lasting relationships with our employees through a flexible, responsive and sincere approach. Westwood is currently recruiting for the position of Human Resources Supervisor to be based out of our office in Vernon, BC. This exciting opportunity calls for an experienced, results orientated, HR professional with excellent interpersonal skills to support the Senior Management team. The successful candidate must possess both the technical expertise to help guide Westwood in our continued growth objectives, and the supervisory experience to lead a small team. The position will be accountable for a multitude of functions, including but not limited to: - The administration and enforcement of our Human Resources Management System, company wide - The proactive attraction, recruitment and on-boarding of a skilled labour force for our industrial projects - The management and administration of our Apprenticeship Management Program - The management and promotion of our Performance Management Program - General support and guidance on HR related issues - Continually promote Westwood’s Vision, Mission & Values The Human Resources Supervisor will possess the following attributes and qualifications: - In-depth Human Resources experience (Minimum 5 Years), including CHRP designation - Recruitment experience, preferably large volume skilled labour recruitment - Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel) - Extreme attention to detail - Results driven with strong organizational & technical skills - Team player with a positive attitude

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We are in search for a manual machinist who is qualified in machining and welding. We do a variety of different jobs for the logging industry and mills in our area, such as machining, hydraulic cylinder rebuilds and repairs, fabricating, mechanical repairs, lineboring and welding. We offer a competitive wage based on experience and benefit package. Full time employment. Please send resumes to Andy at andypat@telus.net

Quality Control Supervisor

wanted at Coral Beach Farms Ltd, Lake Country. Seasonal position. Must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in Quality Control in the cherry industry, as well as experience operating a multi-lane cherry optical sizer with color variance programming and defect sorting. Applicant must be capable of working 6-7 days a week, 10-12 hours a day during harvest from July 7, 2014 to September 10, 2014. Accommodation provided if required. Pay rate $14.00$16.00/hour. Apply by fax at 250-766-0813 or email: jobs@coralbeach.ca

SPLASHES Bath & Kitchen Centre, a division of Andrew Sheret Ltd. est. 1892 is seeking a Full-Time Showroom Consultant. Starting salary is $13.85 per hour, plus commission & benefits pkg. No experience necessary but sales background is an asset. Grade 12 diploma required and basic computer skills are beneficial. Great career opportunity for an individual who is energetic, positive, and a team player. Submit resume to the Manager @ 440 Banks Rd., Kelowna, BC or email to: kent.gramlich@sheret.com

S. Sundher Orchard Ltd. 4381 Old Vernon Rd, Kelowna, BC Looking for farm worker, $10.33hr up to 40hrs/wk 6 days. Apple pruning, thinning, picking, cherry picking/sorting 2014. Ellison, Glenmore, Rutland area. 250-765-5267, davesand her@live.ca

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

All applications will be handled in confidence and should be e-mailed quoting the job title and posting #14-01 HRBC to: jobs@westwoodcompanies.com or fax to: (250)-542-8586. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

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EXPERIENCE INFINITE POSSIBILITIES Pressure Welders* Engineers Fabricators

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If you are not able to attend the hiring fair, please apply online:

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Employment

Services

Services

Services

Services

Services

Services

Home Care/Support

Alternative Health

Financial Services

Carpentry/ Woodwork

Cleaning Services

Home Improvements

LIVE-IN Caregiver PT/FT Complex Care For Non-Vocal Male Quad., on Life Support. Including House Duties $12.00/hour Exp Req’d. Fax Resume To: (250)-768-7565 or Email: gladiola3505@yahoo.ca

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

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RETIRED Carpenter. Decks, fences,windows, doors, siding, painting,drywall. 250-870-8851

EXPERIENCED house cleaner will clean weekly or biweekly in the Kelowna area. Bondable. Ref’s avail., if desired. Carol 250-860-4011.

Garage Door Services

Trades, Technical RV Techs - An exciting opportunity for you! Voyager RV’brand new RV Service facility is almost complete, and now need RV Technicians to join our team. Are you a journeyman, or experienced RV tech with a passion to work with a great team? Join the BC interior’largest dealer for great wages plus bonuses & benefits packages. Full-time, starting asap. Please send your resume to Logan at parts@voyagerrv.ca or fax 250-766-4711 or call 1-800668-1447.

Work Wanted EXP’D Mortgage Collector looking to work PT. 23days/wk. Call 250-762-4300

Mind Body Spirit #1 CHOICE for the ULTIMATE Unforgettable SENSUAL Body Massage. 778-478-0067 no txt

$49.00/Hr! All Bodies Welcome! Real Massage. Various Techniques. Guaranteed Best. Call Linda Today! 862-3929 A Heavenly Experience. Massages by Lilly. Please call 250-317-4315 BLISS Deep & French Massage, 10 years experience. Call 4 appt. 250-859-2272 THAI Massage. Totally relax & energize your body & mind. Open 7 days/wk 250-801-7188

Holistic Health Chi & Chinese Alternative Health Care for mind, body & soul. Magic hands for pain, stress - $40 & up, text or call 250-486-2199 In/Out - Kelowna www.chi-healing.net

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Contractors Business/Office Service

DCR Contracting, New. const., addtions, kitchen, bath, reno’s, int/ext. Free est. 250-862-1746 KSK Framing & Foundations. Quality workmanship at reas. rates. Free est. 250-979-8948

Countertops REFACE Countertops. 1/2 the Cost of Replacing. Granite & Corian Designs. 470-2235.

Legal Services

Drywall

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.

MJ Drywall & Renovations Drywall, taping, texture spray. Call Mike at 250-826-8033

Electrical

Accounting/Tax/ Bookkeeping

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

The Tax Pros. Income Tax Service. Orchard Park Mall. 250-762-8206, 250-717-8299

PILATO ELECTRIC. Call Tom Pilato 250-878-1811.

GARAGE Doors- install, service, repair all makes of doors & openers. 250-878-2911

Garden & Lawn 111ALL Exterior Hedge & Tree Service. Insured, For a free quote call Dave: 250-212-1716 AAA LAWN & IRRIGATION Spring Specials! Res./Comm. Free Quotes 250-212-5320 JIM’S MOWING Book a job at www.jimsmowing.ca or call 310-JIMS(5467) JOE’S Quality Lawn & Garden Services. Call 778-215-1956 or

250-448-2379

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

Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen & Bathroom Renovations. GEMINI BATHS: 250862-6991

Machining & Metal Work

GET BENT Metal Fab, fences, gates, railings, stainless, steel 863-4418www.getbentmetalfab.ca

Moving & Storage

Handypersons HANDYMAN services for your home repairs, upgrades and general maintenance. No job to big or too small Call Louis for a free quote 778-363-4263

Home Improvements KWT BATHROOM & TILE. Remodels. New Construction. WCB Insured. 250-469-1102

AAA Best Rates Moving $59+. FLAT Rates long dist. Weekly trips BC/AB. 250-861-3400 Allow Payless Moving to do the lifting for you. 1 man + truck $49/hr - 250-808-2938 U1ST - MOVING 2 ton. Prices starting at $65/hr. Call 250859-8362.

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

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~ New Construction ~ Remodels ~ WCB & Insured BEST PRICES GUARANTEED Call today for your FREE Consultation 250-469-1102

PLUMBING REPAIRS GEMINI BATHS

250-862-6991

www.kelownabathrooms.com

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

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250-470-2235

ELECTRIC PILATO ELECTRIC

MJ Drywall & Renovations Drywall • Taping Texture Spray Ceilings Framing • Insulation Finishing

Call Mike 250-826-8033

Service Calls. Repairs, Maintenance & Construction. 21 yrs Exp.

Tom Pilato 250-878-1811

Fully licensed in BC, Bonded & Insured. AVAIL TO WORK ANYWHERE IN BC.

MOVING & STORAGE

250-878-1811 Fully licensed in BC, Bonded & Insured.

AVAIL TO WORK ANYWHERE IN BC.

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

250-870-8851

FRAMING

250.979.8948

Price includes Cloverdale Premium Quality Paint NO PAYMENT Until Job Is Completed!

www.PAINTSPECIAL.com 1.250.899.3163 ASK ABOUT OUR MAID SERVICE

ROOFING TEAM GERMAN MASTER ROOFER ROOFS OF ALL KINDS • • • • •

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

WWW.TEAMGERMAN.COM

250.863.8224

WINTER SERVICE SAME DAY SERVICE FULLY INSURED FREE ESTIMATES

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

Call 310-JIMS (5467) www.jimsmowing.ca

RUBBISH REMOVAL 2 GIRLS ONE TRUCK RUBBISH REMOVAL Truck load of junk or yard waste loaded and hauled. Reasonable rates. Fast, friendly, dependable service.

250-878-5210

WELDING METAL FABRICATION LTD.

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

250-863-4418

48” VANITY DEPTH COUNTERTOP BLOWOUT $

DCR Contracting

e. dcrcontracting@shaw.ca

New construction, additions, kitchen, bath, reno’s, interior/exterior. FREE estimates.

(250) 862-1746 GARAGE DOOR SERVICES

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Framing & Foundations Quality workmanship at reasonable rates. Free estimates

Ceiling and trim extra

FEATURE

Tom Pilato

Got Bored

3 rooms for $299 (2 coats any colour)

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

Service Calls. Repairs, Maintenance & Construction. 21 yrs Exp.

RETIRED CARPENTER

COUNTERTOPS

CONTRACTORS

ABC

OVERHEAD DOORS We install, service, & repair all makes of doors & openers. Broken Springs, Cables, Rollers... WE DO IT ALL!

250-878-2911 abcohdoors@gmail.com

PAINTING/DECORATING

Joe’s Moving Service “The Professionals”

PILATO ELECTRIC

CARPENTRY

AFFORDABLE PAINTING

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

250-863-9830 or 250-768-1098

TRUCKING

TNTTRUCKING

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

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LAMINATE TOPS ....... starting at $14.95 LF NATURAL STONE ......starting at $59.00 SF

Natural Stone Surfaces All One Piece Laminate

On select colors only | Installation available

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

colonialcountertops.com

LAWN AND GARDEN

MOVING & STORAGE

AAA LAWN & IRRIGATION

GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES

SPRING SPECIALS, power rake, aeration, fertilizer, tree & hedge pruning, irrigation, residential/ commercial grass cutting & property maintenance, retaining walls, rock work, yard overhauls & clean-ups. FREE QUOTES.

1 man + truck - $49/hr. 2 men + truck - $69/hr Serving the Okanagan for over 20 years. Complete packing & unpacking & junk removal available

250-212-5320

PAYLESS MOVING 250-808-2938

RENOVATIONS

ROOFING

Deck & Rail

RYDER ROOFING LTD. Free estimates, senior discounts,

Kelowna

Free Estimates

Vinyl decking up to 80 mil., all types of aluminum railings, topless glass railings, short & regular posts, fences & gates.

250-878-2483

www.kelownadeckandrail.com

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

250-765-3191

FEATURE

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250-212-5320


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Services

Services

Services

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Rentals

Transportation

Moving & Storage

Roofing & Skylights

Furniture

Sporting Goods

Homes for Rent

Auto Financing

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

RYDER Roofing Ltd. ‘From a hole in your roof to a whole new roof.’ Call: 250-765-3191

Trucking/ Bull Dozing

TEAK, VINTAGE AND MODERN HOME FURNISHING MANY IN-STORE SPECIALS! OK ESTATES Furniture and More 1960 Springfield Road, Kelowna 250-868-8108 facebook.com/okestates

RUGER GP 100’s, American’s, 243, 308, 270, 30-06, Scout, Hawkeye, Glock 17, 20, 21, 22, CZ 527 & 452, all in stock at Weber & Markin Gunsmiths, The Best Little Gunshop Around 4-1691 Powick Rd Kel 250-762-7575 Tues-Sat. 10-6 facebook.com/ WeberMarkin

3Bdrm house, 1281 Pheasant St. Close to all ammens, $1200 + utils, NS, NP, Avail NOW, 778-478-1254

Painting & Decorating LOVE’S PAINTING Interior Residential Senior Specials 250-215-1327, 778-363-1468 WWW.PAINTSPECIAL.COM

Pets & Livestock

Rubbish Removal 2 Girls One Truck Rubbish Removal. Reasonable rates. Fast & Friendly serv. 250-878-5210

Nitro RUBBISH & Tree Removal. Now taking bookings for March 4th-10th Call 250-575-0196

(1) 250-899-3163

3 Rooms For $299, 2 Coats Any Colour

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

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

Sundecks

Roofing & Skylights

KELOWNA DECK & RAIL. Vinyl, Alum., Topless Glass & Picket Railings 250 -878-2483

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

Tree Services

OK Roofing All repairs, maint., & re-roofs. Warranty on all work. Free Est., 878-1172

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

Fresh From the Fields “Local Produce at Your Doorstep” To place an ad...call the Kelowna Capital News

250-763-7114

HAZELDELL ORCHARDS Apple Juice For Sale 5 Litre Boxes 3 Varieties

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

Livestock 2 Black Angus Bulls and 1 York/Landrace X Boar for sale. (250)546-9766 REGISTERED Polled Hereford yearling bulls for sale for more information call Ed 250365-3270 or Murray 604-5823499 or through our website www.kootenayph.com and click on sale cattle from the menu

Pets HAVANESE/BICHON X puppies, vet checked & shots, del avail. 250-804-6848

Merchandise for Sale

$100 & Under FURNACE Filters, 3M, Size: 14x25, $10. 250-764-1941.

$200 & Under APPLE iphone4, headphones, jack, ghost armour. $200. Call 250-861-0507

Free Items

Call: 250-862-4997 for pick-up

250-763-7114 TO BOOK YOUR AD

100 yards of carpet & underlay. No pets, non smokers, excellent condition. Placing in wood floors. 250-768-1222 FREE: 5 month old unfixed female tuxedo cat, Free to good home :) 250-869-2577 FREE Double bed, box spring, & mattress. Good condition. You pick up! (250)769-6482 FREE pick up, appliances or any kind of metal, $10 for electronic PU. Phone: 801-9975 FREE: to give away Truck Canopy for a 1977 GMC Sierra, for a heavy half truck. Phone: 250-768-4680 LARGE broken dresser mirror to give away. Would be good for crafts. Please call 250-4546685

Misc. for Sale APPLE iphone4, headphones, jack, ghost armour. $200. Call 250-861-0507 ATTENTION The Capital News cannot be responsible for errors after the first day of publication of any advertisement. Notice of errors on the first day should immediately be called to the attention of the Classified Department to be corrected for the following edition. IPHONE CASE Brand new, never used Iphone 5 Lifeproof.Multiple colors. Asking $15.00. 250-549-1489 or text 250-306-8489 for details. SAWMILLS FROM only $4,897 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSaw mills.com/400OT 1-800-5666899 Ext:400OT. STEEL BUILDINGS/Metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 Visit us online at: www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

Misc. Wanted

SLIDE INTO COMFORT w/ A BRAND NEW QUEEN MATTRESS $160. Still in plastic, mfg. warranty. 250.870.2562

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

Kelowna. Turnkey, newly renovated. Care takers luxurious apartment. Calling on RN’s LPN’s or Care Aids Perect for seniors, or drug and alcohol treatments. Realtors’ welcome with a sellers commission. Priced to sell. Don’t wait!

$675,000 OBO

Phone: (778)753-3425 ******* OKHomeseller.com View Okanagan properties for sale by owner. Selling? No Commission. 250-545-2383, 1-877-291-7576

The BC SPCA cares for thousands of orphaned and abandoned cats each year. If you can give a homeless cat a second chance at happiness, please visit your local shelter today.

BCSPCA www.spca.bc.ca

Apt/Condos for Sale 2 bdrm, 2 bath condo on the Main floor of the 55+ Wedgewood, Sutherland Ave 1150 sq ft A/C suite with enclosed sun room and secure underground parking. Includes W/D, Stove, Fridge & dishwasher. Amenities include lounge, exercise room & library. Located across from Capri Mall and bus stop by front entrance. No Smoking, No Pets. $1,000 per month, Utilities Not Included, Long Term Lease. Call Philip 250-861-8682.

Houses For Sale 1/2 acre with 2890 sq. ft. basement home in Glenmore. 2 out buildings with great exposure for home base business or property could be subdivided. $469,000. Wayne Judiesch Macdonald Realty, Kelowna 250-862-7539 $319,000 Downtown, Kelowna. MUST SEE Updated 2 bedroom 635 Coronation St. Call Will 250-470-1144 Realty Executives. $339,000 2979 Sandstone Drive near Shannon Lake Elementary. 4 bedrooms Totally updated! Call Will 250-4701144 Realty Executives

Say “OK Big Three”

to advertise in the Capital News, the Vernon Morning Star and the Penticton Western News! Call 250-763-7114 or email your ad to classified@kelownacapnews.com

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

Lots 81 acres, Fintry. Very secluded property next to provincial park. $459,000. MLSR 10072495, David Jurome, McDonald Realty, 250-862-1888

Mobile Homes & Parks SHOW HOMES FACTORY OUTLET Featuring Sierras, attractive new home and lease hold lot option starting at $169,900 + tax. Got your own lot? Talk to us about your house plans, including basement/crawlspace designs. ACCENT HOMES 250-769-6614 accenthomes@shaw.ca

Apt/Condo for Rent

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS T14-021 Design-Build Contractor – Kelowna Police Services Building Sealed proposals clearly marked on the outside of the envelope with the words “T14-021 Design-Build Contractor – Kelowna Police Services Building” will be received at the Office of the City Clerk, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna, BC up until 3pm, Local Time, March 27, 2014. The Request for Qualifications (RFQ) will not be opened publicly. The City is issuing this Request for Qualifications to prequalify companies to be invited to submit proposals for the design, construction, and commissioning of the new Kelowna Police Services Building.

Adopt a Shelter Cat!

Real Estate

Rentals

Licensed Intermediate Care Facility for 8

All offers considerd

1665 Rutland Rd. Legal suite. Super revenue/mortgage helper. 4bd, 2bth, 2 fridges, 2 stove, new furnace, corner lot. $379,000. Call 250-765-2740

SHOPRIDER Power chairs in excellent condition, Model P242L 14 in. tires, indoor/outdoor use. Used Approx 18 months New batteries $1695. Model P242M 10 in. tires, indoor/outdoor use. Brand New $1995. Vernon area can be delivered. 403- 5402991

Coin Collector Looking to Buy Collections, Estates, Gold & Silver Coins + 863-3082 Chad Coin Op Washing/Dryer machines. Any condition. Can pick up. 250-549-0644 COLLECTOR looking to buy a coin collection. Also looking for coins, bars, medals, ingots from Royal Canadian Mint, Franklin Mint, US Mint & others. Todd 250-864-3521 I make house calls! PURCHASING old Canadian & American coin collections & accumulations. 250-548-3670 WANTED Car Station Wagon Automatic. Engine up to 2.0 L Call Mike (250)317-6976 WANTED: Records. (1955+), turntables, hi-fi equip. We make house calls. Call 250862-8965, c 250-215-1226

Furniture

1665 Rutland Rd. Legal suite. Super revenue/mortgage helper. 4bd, 2bth, 2 fridges, 2 stove, new furnace, corner lot. $379,000. Call 250-765-2740

Medical Supplies

The City reserves the right to reject any or all responses, to waive defects in any submission and to accept submissions which it may consider to be in the best interest of the City. RFQ documents may be obtained at no charge from the City of Kelowna Website or from the Purchasing Branch, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna BC V1Y 1J4. kelowna.ca

2BD. 2ba. deluxe 55+, corner Gordon & Bernard, 5-appl., F/P, u/g prkng., lg. storage rm, elev, lease available, $975/mo March 1st, 250-861-8435 or call Cell 250-575-1123 CENTRE of Kelowna. New affordable lux 1&2bd, 5appls, ug prking, NS/NP. 250-763-6600. www.rentcentrepoint.com

Office/Retail RETAIL/OFFICE on ground floor at 1511 Sutherland for lease. Sized at 1684SF. Base rent $12/SF + triple net of $3.95/SF. Central location. To view call Keith 250-448-6997 davidcurell@mac.com

Rooms for Rent 1bdrm, shared kitchen & bath. New, incl. internet, NS, ND, no pets, nr. bus/school, for mature $430/mo. Now, 250-899-5756

#1Capri Area, furn’d bd, cable, w/d, w.internet, quiet. Monthly only. Available. 250-862-9223 Bertram St. Furn’d rms/suite, linen, sat tv, w/net, priv, fridge, wd kit. $475+up 250-861-5757

Senior Assisted Living MISSION home. Room and board for seniors, includes 3 home cooked meals, snacks, laundry, housekeeping, utilities and cable. All furnished. $1250/month (250)-317-3341

Shared Accommodation Large room near hospital fireplace & garden, $500 incl’s utils & wi-fi, & near bus route. (250)859-3670 Call or Text.

Suites, Lower 2bd in Rutland, all utils incl’d $950 NS NP. Lots of parking. Ref’s req’d. Shop for rent, 24x30, $500. (250)491-9049 LARGE 1bd suite near airport. Incl hydro, wifi, shared laundry.$900.Aprl 1. 250-765-4868 VERY cute newer 2bd, 1bth. $750+utils & WD. NS/NP. Glenrosa. Call 250-718-8182

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

Transportation

Auto Accessories/Parts AAA Service 24/7, Cash For Cars. Call Paul Haul. (250)808-9593 LYLE’S TOWING. FREE REMOVAL of unwanted vehicles. Pay up to $1000 for good vehicles. Lots of used parts for sale. (250)-765-8537

Say “OK Big Three”

to advertise in the Capital News, the Vernon Morning Star and the Penticton Western News! Call 250-763-7114 or email your ad to classified@kelownacapnews.com

Auto Financing

Commercial/ Industrial 5000sqft bldg. & fenced outdoor storage in Kelowna at a great deal! Call 250-878-6455 FOR LEASE 1000 sq.ft. Office Trailer fully serviced on fenced 1/2 acre. Zoned Heavy Industrial Including Auto Wrecking. $3000 triple net incl. Fenced 1/2 acre service industrial lot available. Central Westside Location. will build to suit. 250-769-7424

Duplex / 4 Plex MARCH 2bdrm, 1 bath, Duplex. Upper. Ok Mission, Quiet area, 4 Appliances, $920 NS, NP. DD. Call 250764-4786 or 250-801-1797

Cars - Domestic

2007 Nissan Murano Mint, loaded, ready for 4 season fun. Awesome snow, +4 GY Eagle tires. 6 stacker bose stereo, sunroof, leather, keyless entry. $14,500. Call or txt: 250-870-2474

Cars - Sports & Imports

2005 Hyundai Accent 2 dr Htchbck 5 spd 88,000 kms $3,750. 250-215-4246

Vehicle Wanted WANTED Car Station Wagon Automatic. Engine up to 2.0 L Call Mike (250)317-6976

Scrap Car Removal

AAA SCRAP REMOVAL. WE WILL BEAT ALL COMPETITORS PRICING, 250-801-4199 AAA Service 24/7, Cash For Cars. Call Paul Haul (250)808-9593 AA Auto Recycler’s. Scrap Cars/Metal. Will pay for some cars. Call Scott 250-558-8855

Towing

AAA Service 24/7, Cash For Cars. Call Paul Haul. (250)808-9593

Trucks & Vans

2003 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0 l V6, 5 spd. 156,000 kms. New snows, $5,700. 250-215-4246 2006 GMC 3500 CC dually, 4x4 auto, 6L, flat deck with hidden 5th wheel 137K. $10,750. obo. 250-307-3170

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Bodyweight fitness trend B

odyweight exercises and programs using back-tobasic exercises are expected to be one of the top 10 fitness trends of 2014. Because they don’t require weights, bodyweight exercises are the ideal choice for individuals who want to exercise but don’t have access to equipment. Here are some of the advantages of bodyweight exercises: • Can be easily modified for any fitness level. By adding extra repetitions, performing the exercises faster or slower you can make even the simplest exercises more challenging. • Improve core strength and balance. Your “core” is more than just abdominals, your core is made up of at least 29 muscles throughout your abdominals, obliques and lower back. There are many bodyweight exercises that can be done to strengthen the core for improved posture and bodyweight exercises. Bodyweight exercises often involve compound movements (meaning numerous joints and muscles are engaged in each move). Compound exercises are effective for strength gains. Performance improvements research shows improved core strength gained through bodyweight training translates into improved strength gains throughout the entire body as well. • Often the excuse for not exercising is, “no time.” But bodyweight exercises can be done anywhere, anytime without any equipment. It’s convenient and easy to make your living room, office or even hotel

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Verico Compass Mortgage Group

When buying a house, what are the costs associated with buying a house beyond your down payment...ie “closing costs”? “Closing costs” are the costs associated with completing your purchase and are above and beyond your down payment. Examples would be legal fees, fire insurance, home inspection, and property transfer tax. Property transfer tax is the most significant cost which can often range from $5000-$10,000. However, first time home-buyers have a one-time exception to this tax if the home is $475,000 or less. If you are in that first time homebuyer category, you can expect closing costs to range between $1000-$2000. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch and I can explain in more detail.

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I saw a YouTube video of an amputee using an electronic hand that could do everything a real hand could do. Are these hands available? This is a new breed of Myoelectric hand. The hand contains individual motors that power each finger and in some cases, the wrist.

Small electrodes embedded in the prosthesis pick up electrical signals from the patient’s nerves. These signals are interpreted by a microprocessor. The hand then responds to the users wishes. Depending on the hand, there can be over 24 different modes that it can operate. Our Certified Prosthetists use a computer to individualize each patient’s unique requirements. Some hands even have a smartphone app to allow the user to customize their settings. There are three advanced myoelectric hands available, the iLimb, the BeBionic and the Michelangelo.

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There is a lot of buzz about the oral systemic link. What exactly does that mean?

It has been estimated that 3 out of 4 people have signs of mild periodontal disease – the evil gingivitis (inflamed gum tissues) – and as much as 30% of those having the disease in the more severe chronic form. These infections are bacterial in nature. Studies show that the bacteria have three ways of getting into and affecting a person’s body. First, the bacteria can enter via the saliva adhering to the water droplets within the air you breathe. This can result in pulmonary (lung) infection or pneumonia. Very problematic in the elderly or immune compromised patient, or those suffering from COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Second, the bacteria can enter through the gum tissues into the blood stream and travel throughout your entire body. This results in a contribution to any infection in any organ or system anywhere within your body. And thirdly, the inflammation associated with the bacterial infection in your mouth can itself cause a secondary systemic (body wide) inflammatory response. This serves to worsen or complicate other conditions that may have an inflammatory origin such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, orthopedic implant failure (joint replacements), and kidney disease. Whatever the mechanism of action of the oral bacteria, it is in every patient’s best interest to maintain an optimal level of health in their mouth. Have yourself screened to find out if you are at risk and in need of treatment.

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technique are key to avoiding injury. The other is avoiding the temptation to overdo it in terms of both workout length and weight. It’s better Bobbi to back off if you’re Kittle in doubt rather than risk overdoing it.” If you are new to resistance training, consider hiring a personal trainer to ensure a bodyweight routine is safe and appropriate for you. Along with accountability and motivation, a personal trainer assists in helping you to work out safely watching your form, monitoring your vitals and can provide objective feedback about your limits and strengths. Most of us tend to ignore some of the subtle signals our body provides. We either push through pain or give up too soon. Because a personal trainer can watch what you are doing while you are doing it, they can help push you or slow you down as necessary. And remember, if you are age 50 or older, haven’t exercised for some time, or have chronic medical conditions such as diabetes or heart disease, it’s a good idea to consult your doctor before beginning an exercise program.

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room your gym and workout when it suits your schedule. • Gym memberships can be pricey, but bodyweight training is free. Experts cite the low cost of bodyweight training as a key part of its return in popularity. • Bodyweight training prevents injuries, which are among the main reasons why people stop exercising so preventing aches and pains is important. Bodyweight exercises are generally quite safe for any exerciser regardless of experience, age or fitness level. A bodyweight exercise routine for older adults should focus on the same priorities as in earlier years— strength, cardiovascular health, flexibility, and balance. Core workouts and functional training will remain important as older adults focus on staying functional and independent as long as possible. According to Mark Sisson, a fitness expert on bodyweight training: “The body without regular activity, exercise and balanced nutrition will, go downhill faster in our later years. But what people take for natural aging (e.g. the dwindling of muscle mass, the stiffness, the decreased mobility, etc.) is all preventable. Sure, the stakes are higher now, but the potential for true fitness is as genuine as ever. “The importance to later fitness is to be smart about it. An injury can put you out of commission for weeks or months. Proper form and

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Patches is a sweet little girl who would prefer a quiet home just to hang out, sleep, eat and of course nap in your lap occasionally. She is adjusted to an ADULT ONLY home, and likes being inside. She gets along with other cats and can hardly wait to become your new family companion. Please come down and spend some time getting to know her if you feel you have the ideal environment for Patches.

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Francie is one of 7 A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E puppies waiting for their new home. They are getting the hang of house training, but will require further help & guidance. Their new owners will need to give them lots of consistency, patience & positive reinforcement. They will be LARGE dogs, so please keep this in mind with regards to the outdoor environment you have. Francie will be a friendly loving addition to your home & family, please ask the staff to set up a meet and greet with her & her sibs.

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Dillon is one of 6 sibs looking for a wonderful new home. He will grow into a loyal & loving dog. They are all a bit shy right now, but quickly come around with love & affection. To give them the best chance at becoming the best all-round adult dogs, obedience training is highly recommended. Ask the staff for a private meeting with Dillon .

Annual Membership: $30 (ages 18-65) For further information on the meeting, Branch Membership, or to obtain a copy of the draft agenda, please contact Kelowna Community Council at cckelowna@spca. bc.ca or call the Shelter at 250 861-7722. A copy of the Constitution and Bylaws of the Society is available at: http://www.spca.bc.ca/about/governance-accountability/ governance-docs/

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Rascal is appropriately named! He is a big handsome boy who can hardly wait to find his forever home. If you have been looking for a new addition to your family, he is good with other cats and would so love to show you how special he is. Ask the staff for a private viewing and spend some time getting to know him.

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Lacy is a large girl who is looking for a snuggle buddy...someone who would love to embrace her hugs. Even though she has become fast friends with the shelter volunteers, a forever home with a forever guardian with be right up her alley. She promises to not disappoint you.

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