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hen Toby Pike started working for the South East Kelowna Irrigation District 20 years ago, the issues surrounding water management were different than they are today. For one, the water being supplied to residents of South East Kelowna met government standards for healthy drinking water. There were only about 400 non-farm residents who received water from the utility, but their drinking water was deemed healthy. That’s not the case today for the South East Kelowna Irrigation District (SEKID), which is now responsible for bringing water to some 2,200 homes and 400 farm properties. In fact, all five of the water utilities in Kelowna have struggled to become compliant with existing government regulations for healthy drinking water, as those regulations have changed. It’s likely the biggest, and the most public, issue they face today. But like 20 years ago, the five water utilities in Kelowna—SEKID, the City of Kelowna, the Glenmore-Ellison Improvement District, Black Mountain Irrigation and Rutland Waterworks—are working together in a unique blend of local governance that has residents in Kelowna getting water from a variety of sources, depending

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SOUTH KELOWNA Irrigation District general manager Toby Pike says SEKID is looking to increase the water supply by tapping into groundwater sources in the future. on location. Most municipalities in B.C. are governed by a single water utility, normally as part of the municipal government. But not in Kelowna, where a blend of five different water utilities (not to mention a handful of private and much smaller water utilities) are tasked with the issue of working with water. “The Kelowna Joint Water Committee was originally formed over 20 years ago to deal with city-wide water issues,” said Pike, general manager of SEKID. “The issues have

changed over the years. When I got here 20 years ago, we met health regulations. Now we don’t and we have to spend some money to get there.” How much money remains to be seen as the five water utilities move forward with planning for different projects, looking to increase the amount of water being supplied to area residents, as well as meet health standards. But unlike years ago, when they may have fought for the same government grants, those identified projects— some $400 million worth over the next decade—

are prioritized in one central document, a 300page booklet that took 18 months to complete, called the Integrated Water Supply Plan. ••• The next project up for consideration under the Integrated Water Supply Plan is phase 1 of South East Kelowna’s move to twin its water system and add a ground source of water to its supply. Currently, the majority of the water that comes into South East Kelowna comes from Hydraulic Creek and is stored in the McCulloch Lake res-

ervoir. The water needs to be treated before being pushed through to residential homes and that treatment process is expensive. “We need to either take the water and treat it or find an alternative source,” said Pike. “So we’ve decided to find another source.” That source sits some 300 feet below Kelowna, known as the greater Kelowna aquifer, an underground layer of water that can be tapped into using wells. Pike says SEKID has studied the aquifer and believes it is a viable sup-

ply for the future. “We’re very confident,” he said. “We’ve done two hydrological studies on groundwater and both have concluded there is adequate water and good quality water available.” Adding another source of water to its current system is called twinning, something that most utilities have looked at as water supply issues become more and more important with increased demand and tougher regulations. According to Pike, the groundwater is much easier to get into compliance

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SOUTH EAST Kelowna Irrigation District workers prepare to lift a motor out of one of two operational wells that service a small portion of homes in East Kelowna. 25 per cent reduction in water usage. “We are looking to conserve water, especially at peak times. That’s done to secure a water supply in times of a drought and to make sure water is available to downstream users.” ••• So as communities around the Okanagan work towards a better way to manage and provide water to its customers, they also are looking to higher levels of government to offset the costs of improving water infrastructure. But communities, and water utilities, need to make improvements on their own, before the

provincial or federal governments will step forward with money. In Lake Country, Bucholz says the installation of water meters will make it easier to go after funding from higher levels of government. “The province has really promoted water conservation so in terms of getting grants, if you do not have water conservation principles in play, the grant monies will not come,” he said. In Kelowna, one of the main reasons the five water utilities pushed forward with an Integrated Water Supply Plan was to go after government grants to offset costs. According to Pike at

SEKID, the plan to twin the South Kelowna system could move ahead in a year or two with government help, or it could take up to eight years to proceed without it. “We need to show the province that we have a good strategic plan moving forward,” said Pike. “Not only to meet the health standards but to have a good, robust system city-wide. What we are really waiting to hear is what grants will become available. “The good news is Victoria is on board (in approving the Integrated Water Supply Plan), the bad news is they don’t have any money.” kparnell@kelownacapnews.com

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NEWS Lifeline seeks volunteers

The Interior Health Lifeline Emergency Response Program is recruiting volunteer installers for

the Lake Country area. This non-profit Lifeline program provides home emergency re-

sponse services for seniors, individuals with chronic health problems and people recovering

City in Action Council received the Okanagan Symphony’s Annual Report. Highlights include quality orchestra performances, exceptional guest artists, extensive youth outreach and unique collaborations.

grant for Ballet Kelowna

Council approved the 2014 Professional Arts Operating Grant of $30,000 for the Kelowna Ballet Society. A review of the Society’s budgets, financial statements, business plan and attendance indicated the organization has stabilized and is poised for future success.

Climate Action

Council received information on the City’s climate action progress made in 2013 and plans for 2014 to meet the requirements for the provincial Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program grant. Highlights from 2013 include expansion of active transportation networks, completion of the Rutland Transit Exchange, smartTRIPS Springvalley, new seedlings and trees in parks and private properties and received the FCM Sustainable Communities Award.

street sweeping Downtown

Council approved the purchase of a sidewalk sweeper for the Downtown Kelowna Association (DKA). The DKA will rent-to-own the sweeper from the City of Kelowna and provide sweeping and scrubbing services to the downtown area, including Bernard Avenue, the Queensway transit exchanges and parkades.

Register for Pesticide spray notification

Kelowna residents who wish to be informed when pesticide spraying occurs close to their homes are asked to register with the City of Kelowna’s Pesticide Notification Registry before March 15, 2014. Residents must sign up each year for the registry to be kept accurate. Those included in the 2013 registry must register again if they wish to continue in the notification program. Register online at kelowna.ca/environment or by emailing enviro@kelowna.ca, calling 250-469-8556 or mailing applications to City of Kelowna Development Services, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 1J4. inFo: 250 469-8556 kelowna.ca/environment

two Mobile Food Concession opportunities

The City of Kelowna is seeking two contractors to operate two additional food concession spots in City Park, Cold Sands Beach for the 2014 season and beyond. An optional information session will be held on March 11, 2014 at 11am at City Hall in Knox Mountain Meeting Room.

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The City reserves the right to reject any or all responses, to waive defects in any Submission documents and to accept any Submission or offer which it may consider to be in the best interest of the City. The lowest or any Submission or offer will not necessarily be accepted.

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Kelowna MapleFest: featuring Jann Arden

Le Centre culturel francophone de l’Okanagan (CCFO) proudly presents for a 35th consecutive year it’s much-anticipated Kelowna MapleFest on March 29 and 30. Starting at 10am at the Rotary Centre for The Arts, you are welcome to come enjoy numerous free shows and concerts, as well as many expositions and art classes for the entire family. As part of the Kelowna MapleFest, Jann Arden will be performing her greatest hits and some of her new songs during an intimate concert at the Kelowna Community Theatre on March 29 at 8pm. The traditional Sunday brunch gives you the opportunity to come enjoy a maple ‘sugar shack’ experience while listening to the folk entertainment put on by The Old Time Fiddlers and Jou Tou. The brunch will be held at the Laurel Packing House from 11am to 2pm. kelownamaplefest.ca

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Sealed Submissions clearly marked on the outside of the envelope with the words “Mobile Food Concession” will be received at the Office of the Property Manager, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna, BC up until 3pm, Local Time, March 26, 2014. The Submissions will not be opened publicly.

Council authorized a Canadian Forces Snowbirds fly-over during the Rotary Airshow event on July 30, 2014.

and install the equipment, explaining how the system works. For more information

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Submission documents may be obtained from the City of Kelowna website at no charge or from Tammy Abrahamson of the City of Kelowna Real Estate & Property Management Department, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1J4.

oPEn HousEs Queensway Avenue improvements Queensway Avenue and transit exchange upgrades begin this summer as part of BC Transit’s RapidBus Phase Two and Three Project.

Check out the improved transit amenities, Queensway Avenue enhancements and how transit operations will be affected over the summer. Thursday, March 13 2pm-5:30pm Queensway Ave. in front of City Hall inFo: 250-469-8569 kelowna.ca/cityprojects

Rutland Activity Centre

You’re invited to drop by to share your feedback on the “Our Rutland” project ideas. Rutland Activity Centre, 765 Dodd Road Thursday, March 13, 4-6pm For the past month City and partnering community organizations have asked for suggestions from the community to help foster a stronger neighbourhood in the Rutland Town Centre. A shortlist based on the criteria from the 120 ideas received are being presented at an open house inviting the community to help select the final project(s). These ideas include infrastructure, beautification, programming and park improvements. Unable to attend? Select your favourite project(s) by visiting “Our Rutland” at getinvolved.kelowna.ca from Tue., March 11 to Sun., March 23. Final project selection and next steps with be announced early April. Stay informed and subscribe to e-Updates at kelowna.ca. inFo: 250 469-8982

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PuBliC HEARing Notice is given that City Council will hold a public hearing on: tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 6pm Kelowna City Hall, 1435 Water street Council Chambers Council will hear representations from the public who deem an interest in the properties affected by proposed amendments to Zoning Bylaw 8000 for:

text Amendment updates to Zoning Bylaw no. 8000 Bylaw No. 10917 (TA14-0002)

Proposed text Amendments: The City of Kelowna wishes to amend the Zoning Bylaw 8000 in order to add the definition for Medical Marihuana Production Facilities (MMPF) and allow MMPF as a permitted use in the I2 – General Industrial, 13 – Heavy Industrial zones and I4 – Central Industrial zones. Applicant: The City of Kelowna

text Amendment updates to Zoning Bylaw no. 8000 Bylaw No. 10919 (TA14-0003)

Proposed text Amendments: The City of Kelowna wishes to amend the Zoning Bylaw 8000 in order to prohibit Medical Marihuana Production Facilities in the Agriculture 1 (A1) Zone. Applicant: The City of Kelowna

PuBliC MEEting In compliance with Council Policy No. 359, the following Liquor Primary License amendment application is currently under consideration by Kelowna City Council:

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Lot A, Section 30, Township 26, ODYD, Plan 30665, Except Plan M15406 LL13-0013 The applicant is requesting Council support the addition of a Special Events Area Endorsement Liquor License to the existing winery Liquor License. Proposed Change: To add a Special Event Endorsement with a total capacity of 110 persons, and proposed operating hours between 9am-12am, Sunday to Saturday. owner/Applicant: Canrim Packaging Inc / Calona Wines Comments can be made in person at the public hearing/meeting, or submitted online by email to cityclerk@kelowna.ca, or by letter to the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1J4. Presentations at the public hearing/meeting are limited to a maximum of five minutes. If a person has additional information they shall be given further opportunity to address Council after all other members of the public have been heard a first time. no representation will be received by Council after the conclusion of the public hearing/ meeting. Correspondence, petitions and e-mails relating to this application must include your name and civic address. Petitions should be signed by each individual and show the address and/ or legal description of the property he or she believes would be affected by the proposal. Correspondence and petitions received between March 4, 2014 and 4pm on Monday, March 17, 2014 shall be copied and circulated to City Council for consideration at the public hearing. Any submissions received after 4pm on Monday March 17, 2014 will not be accepted. The public may review copies of the proposed bylaws, Council reports and related materials online at kelowna.ca/council or at the Office of the City Clerk at City Hall from 8am-4pm, Monday to Friday, as of March 4, 2014 and up to and including March 18, 2014. inFo: 250-469-8645

Medical Marihuana Producer Business license and Regulation Bylaw no. 10920

Prior to the adoption of the Medical Marihuana Producer Business License and Regulation Bylaw the City of Kelowna is offering an opportunity to make representations to council as public input for the proposed bylaw.

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Downtown hotel plan showcased for public Alistair Waters ASSISTANT EDITOR

The public will learn more next week about a development its proponents are calling a “landmark” building proposed for the city’s downtown lakeshore. Westcorp, the Edmonton-based developer that built and operates the pubic pier and commercial marina downtown, is set to hold an open house to talk about its plans for a 24-storey hotel tower and associated commercial development on the site of the former Willow Inn Hotel at the corner of Queensway and Mill Street. The development, which will need a variance to allow for the proposed height, also requires the closure of Mill Street—a short stretch of road that now connects Bernard Avenue with Queensway—in order to

create a pedestrian walkway between the hotel property and Kerry Park. The $65-million hotel would include 206 hotel rooms in a single, eliptical-shaped tower, just over the number of new downtown hotel rooms Westcorp says Tourism Kelowna said are needed to put the city in the running for attracting large conventions. While the site is zoned to allow a six-storey building, development literature provided by the company says, according to the city’s Downtown Plan, 19 storeys can be considered for the site “upon demonstration that the proposed development gives careful consideration to view impacts from other parts of downtown, is a signature landmark building and meets a high standard of design excellence.” The company says it feels the proposal meets

all three requirements. Westcorp’s latest proposal for the former Willow Inn Hotel site replaces an earlier, controversial one that called for 200 rooms in two shorter towers. That proposal was at the heart of the development debate that split the community and became known as CD-21 after the name of the comprehensive development zone that would have been created for the area surrounding the property. After much public debate, CD21 was rejected by city council in 2010. Next week, at the Rotary Centre For The Arts, an open house will be held to give the public information about Westcorp’s latest proposal, one expected to be supported by Kelowna’s current city council. In addition to the hotel tower, the proposal also calls for retail stores at street level along

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corp sees the hotel as filling a need for more downtown hotel rooms to help attract larger conventions to the city, conventions that currently steer clear because there are not enough quality hotel rooms within walking distance of Delta Grand’s convention centre. As part of the pro-

A West Kelowna man accused of committing three robberies in 2012 was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison. Richard Charles Werner, 37, pleaded guilty in a Kelowna courtroom last August to three counts of robbery and two counts of disguising his face with the intent to commit an offence. He was arrested Nov.

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BC Safety Authority share preliminary findings on chairlift The B.C. Safety Authority has released its preliminary findings in the Crystal Mountain chairlift investigation. Jason Gill, provincial safety manager of passenger ropeways and amusement devices for the B.C. Safety Authority, as well as two BCSA safety officers have been on site since Saturday. “Preliminary findings indicate that a swinging chair struck a tower causing a full deropement,”

said Gill. “A non-functioning tensioning system was also discovered and is being considered as a possible contributing factor to the incident. “We have now been able to get the chairlift to an operational state and the next phase of the investigation will require dynamic tests in order to perform further analysis of the installation.” According to Gill, the chairlift was first put into

operation in 1967 and was last inspected by BCSA on Dec. 1, 2013. “While older chairlifts are generally safe when maintained properly, we are also looking at what conditions may have changed since our last assessment.” Gill added this type of incident is “extremely uncommon” and noted chairlifts in B.C. are very safe and most incidents involve rider error. “The number of re-

ported injuries from passenger ropeways has declined steadily every year since 2009.” Earlier Thursday, Crystal Mountain put out its own statement updating the situation. According to the release, three of the four injured skiers have been released from Kelowna General Hospital, while one remains under professional care. “A 16-year-old ski instructor suffered a broken

arm; his 45-year-old student sustained broken ribs,” states the release. “The husband and wife ski patrol workers are doing well. The wife who received the most injuries will remain in care for the next two weeks.” According to Crystal Mountain’s statement, that woman’s injuries included broken ribs, a broken clavicle and damage to some vertebrae tips. She’s now out of the in-

tensive care unit. Mike Morin, general manager of Crystal Mountain Resort, said the ski hill will remain closed until the B.C. Safety Authority confirms the chairlift is completely safe. “We are doing everything in our power to assist the investigation so we can get the resort back up and running as soon as possible,” he said. Counselling for staff members has been organ-

ized and ski school lessons have been rescheduled to next week. No decision on season pass holder discounts or refunds will be made until after the B.C. Safety Authority has concluded its full investigation. Pending the results of the investigation, Crystal Mountain plans to open from Thursday, March 13, to Sunday, March 16. The tentative closing date for the season is March 23.

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C e O o t u T i r t o p a a e c s o To the editor: Many concerned citizensm have expressed their sugges-t tion in finding a proper sitef for the Kelowna Tourist Infoo Centre. Opposing argumentso have been endorsed by the president of the tourist centre and the manager of the chamber of commerce. With due respect to these individuals who claim that the best location is at the foot of Queensway Avenue, I believe they are biased. First of all the chamber of commerce can be located in an office downtown; a two storey (info centre) building will destroy the lake view, eliminate parking and increase traffic congestion in the area, especially if Westcorp builds the 24-storey tower and blocks Mill Road to Queensway. The city and the tourist office claim that a waterfront office will help Kelowna’s tourist industry. I would suggest to keep the present highway office and install a satellite branch along the lake with longer hours to service the walk-in traffic. The Chamber can relocate elsewhere. The highway will alleviate the traffic congestion: Can anyone imagine during

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overing courts and crime is rarely uplifting. Yesterday morning, for example, a 60-some-oddyear-old Kelowna woman was sentenced for assaulting her mother. She was a heavy drinker with heavier mental health issues. She was also an ongoing threat to her 81-year-old mother and just about everyone else she came in contact with, said the sentencing judge. It was hard to picture the diminutively sized senior citizen who squeaked to her lawyer, “Do I have to go to jail again?” committing the crimes she was sentenced for. When she pushed aside her coke-bottle glasses and started wiping the tears from the corners of her eyes,

myself imagining KATHARTIC Ia found list of scenarios that left

her at odds with her loved ones and, ultimately, in prison. Something had obviously gone terribly Kathy wrong and being witMichaels ness to the sentencing of a woman so late in her life left that feeling that the world was askew. But, that uncomfortable feeling is a mixed-blessing more people should be subjected to. Crimes don’t have faceless victims and perpetrators. There is no black and white, evil and good. By sitting steps away from this woman, I had no choice but to think about her, her victims and the hand the courts were dealing. Will other homeless, potentially

mentally ill people make a decision to create less harm in the world by putting her in prison? And, will a 90-day incarceration do anything to help the people she’s a potential risk to, six months from now when she’s free? I may not have the solution to any social ills, but the people who act them out are more than headline fodder and statistics. Perhaps that’s why a court decision that came out of Ontario earlier this week has so much resonance. Debra Dreise is making headlines across the country for having the court lift the publication ban on her name. She is a mother of two who went to the Toronto Police in 2010 after being sexually assaulted by an anaesthesiologist. Her complaint triggered an investigation that led to the doctor wracking up 21 convictions for sexual assault and a 10-year prison sentence.

It was a foul case. A pervert wielding power he should never have been given, in short. But, the victims were nameless and that made the details easier to read and, in turn, forget. Reading them again with Dreise’s face and story front and centre, however, makes the crime all the more disgusting and memorable and, by her own estimation, there’s value in that. “I’ve been shielded from telling everybody that this atrocity happened and the perverted deviant things that were done to me and other victims,” Dreise said. “We are real people and M this did happen.” Her decision must have been tough. It takes courage, and it certainly a shouldn’t be mandatory for all victims s w of sex crimes to take that approach. But, information is power and when we a See Michaels A11 t


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Editorial ‘whiff of emotional blackmail’ To the editor: The headline above Capital News March 4 editorial: Time To Focus On Students, refers to an obvious truth. But this editorial does nothing to help us achieve such focus. This government’s flouting of the B.C. court’s ruling that, by refusing to accept an agreement on class size and composition—affecting the amount of attention to be available for all students, especially those with special needs, was unlawful, should have told everyone, including even the most fiscally conservative, that students may, in fact, be bearing the brunt of the poor judgement of our political leaders.

You, however are suggesting that the very teachers who are striving to convince the government that oversized classes and lack of sympathetic provision of appropriate facilities for all students, especially the least able among them, is a real need in our education system, are at the root of the problem. Teachers, you say, are, somehow, being misled by a supposed evil cabal called the BCTF, who seem to spend a great deal of their time hatching plots to wrench hardearned dollars from the grasp of patient taxpayers. I am not now a teacher, but I am well aware that, in fact, just like all other professional associ-

ations, the BCTF is a very positive group chosen from the teachers of BC by the teachers themselves, designed mainly to discuss and  disseminate ideas on the educational process with an aim to improving professionalism and teaching success; one of their duties being to oversee teacher discipline and welfare; hence their natural involvement in negotiations with the government concerning teacher pay, educational facilities and conditions and anything which they see as affecting the educational process in our province.  They are not out to show how they can “flex their muscles” or working out ways of withdrawing

teacher services. They are, despite constant harassment from the government and the likes of you and people like you, persistently working towards the betterment of educational conditions.  They are not “ignorant of the province’s fiscal state”. They are, in fact, aware that the $500 million that you so glibly state will be the cost of reinstating the right of teachers to have a say in the classroom conditions of their students, could so easily have been more available if the present government had, for the past dozen or so years thought more about the education of their citizens and less about the welfare of their corporate

friends.  The whiff of emotional blackmail involved in your suggestion that, in wishing to have a say in the welfare of their students, the teaching profession in this province will be instrumental in great hardship for taxpayers along with the innuendo that, despite all evidence that the opposite is the truth, teachers are taking the focus away from the students, is below the dignity of your newspaper. I only hope that a balance of ideas on such an important subject might be achieved by the publication of this letter. John Ryder, Kelowna

Spare children a life of substance abuse To the editor: Many Kelowna and area Grade 6 students participate in a very important drug awareness program called SOAR (formerly DARE). Taught by teachers and RCMP constables, the program provides crucial information about substances and their devastating effects, peer pressure and more.   Students at a SOAR celebration recently spoke very positively about the program, the in-depth knowledge

they gained and the effect of the program on their resolve to not use drugs. Many students were impressed that the powerful video presentation was actually developed in Surrey, B.C. The video gives accounts of real people who experienced tragic, even fatal consequences from first-time experimentation or addiction and students were clearly impacted. Each student had written an essay on what they’ve learned about sub-

stance misuse, avoidance strategies, the dangers of first-time use and gateway substances and finally, a personal pledge relating to resistance. It is so incredibly meaningful to these kids. As a parent who has seen a few of these presentations, I have learned something new each time. With the growing drug culture, it is imperative that our children have current, accurate information and strategies from reliable sources, such as the

SOAR team of educators. While some people might think the material is unnecessary or too frightening for children, I would urge them to consider that not knowing the facts or ways to resist might lead to the most frightening consequences of all. Sadly, I want to mention that the SOAR program is in danger as, apparently, it will no longer be funded by the City of Kelowna. Considering the range of academic, art-

istic, health and family life (ie abstinence) programs our children are taught in school, shouldn’t SOAR rank as a priority? Please, let our city council know that we need the SOAR program. Every child that this program reaches is a child who can be empowered. Any child that is spared a life or death of substance misuse is a triumph. Karen Cocar, Kelowna

Use old yacht club building for tourist info centre Tourist Info A10 summer how hard it will be for large motor homes

or travel trailers attempting to find their way to the tourist office on Queensway?

As a last choice why not remodel the old yacht club building for the tourist centre, although lim-

ited parking and accessibility would still be a challenge, I’m sure Mr. Stuart would not object to

a smaller park. Ono Curatolo Kelowna

Michaels from A10 all get a chance to convert soundbites to solid stories we should. Crime isn’t faceless, and it isn’t something that’s too large to concep-

multi-faceted option. First, present door-to door delivery should continue for five years. This would permit seniors and disabled people to make residence decisions. Second, stamp cost should be adjusted to 65 cents, not 85 cents. Third, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers should accept adjustment of benefits to save the sys-

tualize or solve. It’s also something I believe we all have a responsibility to understand. So, if you get a chance. Go to the courthouse and sit in on a case. It’s not uplifting, but def-

tem. The average worker’s $23.11 wage is realistic but the 11 paid holidays, vacations between three and seven weeks, the double-time wages for a sixth or seventh day of work, many other generous benefits, and a generous pension after 30 years at age 55 need adjustment. Fourth, postal delivery should be reduced to three days a week—Monday,

initely eye-opening and there’s nothing wrong with that. Kathy Michaels is a Capital News reporter. kmichaels @kelownacapnews.com

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The first Thursday of every March marks the beginning of spring at The Greenery Garden Centre in Kelowna. And despite several days of snow in the lead up, not to mention pouring rain on opening day, the spring oasis was buzzing with clients—and free coffee. Even when an inclement winter like this one holds up planting, manager Kirsten Segler says their newsletter typically brings the customers through the door on opening day. Some buy. Some look. Some enjoy the warm, bright atmosphere. Flowers like the Helleborus pictured above can come up even in snow and the pansies, primulas and potted daffodils are also all ready to go.

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Alleged driver of car that collided with newspaper carrier back in court Kathy Michaels STAFF REPORTER

The man allegedly behind the wheel of a car that struck a Capital News newspaper carrier last December appeared in court to address his most recent brush with the law. Nathan Fahl, 24, made a court appearance Thursday via a video link from Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre to address charges stemming from a Feb. 11 bail breach. In addition to charges of dangerous driving causing bodily harm,

impaired driving, flight causing bodily harm and failure to stop at an accident, Fahl now faces an additional charge of obstructing justice and three counts of breaching his bail. For that, Crown counsel David Grabavac was looking to revoke bail Fahl was granted in January, but the matter was put off until later in the month. Although the court didn’t ask for input, Fahl kicked in a few comments. He said that he was off to see a bail supervisor that February day he al-

legedly breached bail, but he was late because he missed the bus. Grabavac replied that conversations he’s had with the bail supervisor indicated there was no cause for Fahl to have been heading to their office. Grabavac also indicated that at Fahl’s upcoming bail hearing, he should expect to hear recordings that “police obtained from the institution” where Fahl is being held. Fahl had been released on bail last January. It was an unusual hearing where another man

claimed responsibility for the crash that left paper delivery man Steve Kania in hospital in serious condition. It’s expected that the phone call recordings could shed light on that late admission of guilt. The crash happened Dec. 7 when Fahl allegedly tried to evade a police roadblock. Kania was seriously injured in the crash and had to be put into an induced coma and airlifted to Vancouver General Hospital. He is now back in Kelowna, and still suffering from memory and vision issues.

Virtual video tour highlights Okanagan College Okanagan College has launched an award-winning virtual tour for prospective students The virtual tour recently won both gold

and bronze medals at The Education Digital Marketing Awards. Hosted by third-year business student Drew Vincent, the virtual tour

gives viewers an inside look at Okanagan College life. It walks through a variety of the college’s features, including program offerings and accessing tuition and financial aid. View the What it’s Really Like video tour at www.okanagan.bc.ca/ videotour. “The high energy

video tour offers viewers the functionality to jump to different parts of the tour at any time,” said Inga Wheeler, manager, student information and transitions at the college. Okanagan College partnered with Kelowna-based Hustream Technologies Inc. to create the video.

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Young business leaders offer services to non-profits Young Okanagan business professionals filled the Laurel Packinghouse on Feb. 21 to take part in the second annual TimeDRIVE Social presented by Meyers Norris Penny LLP. The participants bid their time to non-profit organizations rather than cash in a unique silent auction, hosted by Okanagan Young Professionals (OYP) Collective and Gennext Kelowna (young professionals volunteers of United Way) in partnership with Global Citizen Kelowna. The only event of its kind in the Okanagan,

Telus acquires Kelowna health care service firm Telus has purchased a Kelowna company, Med Access Inc., to help increase its reach into the health care technology services sector. Med Access Inc. is a Kelowna-based company that provides electronic medical record services to 2,000 specialty and general practice physicians in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario. Telus has not disclosed the financial terms of the deal, but says the acquisition of Med Access will fit into its growing portfolio of investments. Telus Health has invested more than $1 billion in health care technology development, including the acquisitions of EMR providers Wolf Medical Systems in Western Canada, PS Suite in Ontario and KinLogix in Quebec. “EMRs are the cornerstone of emerging technologies, helping healthcare providers enhance patient care through better collaboration, cost management and workflow benefits. These technologies hold significant promise to ultimately produce better health outcomes for Canadians,” said Paul Lepage, president of Telus Health. “Connecting healthcare providers together and with their patients is a natural extension of our core business of connecting millions of Canadians with the people and information that matters most to them.”

TimeDRIVE encourages young professionals to get involved in their community. There is a talented local population eager to contribute their time and skills while many non-profit organizations

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NEWS ▼ COURT

Former Penticton politician pleads guilty to sex assaults Joe Fries CONTRIBUTOR

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to name him. Judge Meg Shaw said Thursday in her decision on the application that she erred in granting the ban on Leaman’s name and reversed it to only cover information related to the identities of the victims. The lawyer who assisted the Western News, the sister newspaper of the Capital News, with its application was pleased by the decision. “The public has a right to know. Publicity is a big part of the deterrent, and the Western News should be commended for not accepting the initial ban and applying to change it,” said Vancouver-based David F. Sutherland, who provides counsel to newspapers within the chain owned by Western News parent company Black Press. Leaman was not in the courtroom Thursday. “Please be compassionate,” he told a reporter following his arraignment hearing, at which he appeared with a full beard and longer hair than he’d worn previously. The offences to which he pleaded guilty took place between 2009 and 2011. The charges were approved in November 2013. Leaman retired in October 2013 from his job as manager of the Cherry Lane Shopping Centre. He’d been running the facility for 26 years, but told the Western News he wanted to spend more time with his family. Leaman served one term as a city councillor from 2002 to 2005, but was not re-elected. He also ran unsuccessfully for mayor in 2008 and again for council in 2011. In the 2011 election, Leaman was just 91 votes shy of beating John Vassilaki for the last seat on council. Leaman has been ordered to undergo psychiatric, psychological and risk assessments that will be taken into consideration at sentencing. He’s due back in court on March 26. Leaman faces up to 18 months in jail on each count.

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Franchise records set, Warriors and Vipers all bigger goals ahead square heading to Vernon ▼ BCHL

Warren Henderson STAFF REPORTER

Bruce Hamilton applauded his team and gave credit where credit was due—but the celebration was short-lived. Hamilton’s Kelowna Rockets established two new franchise records on Wednesday night with a 3-1 Western Hockey League win over the visiting Spokane Chiefs at Prospera Place. It was the Rockets’ 53rd victory of 2013-14, breaking the single-season record for wins set just one year ago. Kelowna (53-10-0-4) also pushed its point total to 110, surpassing the former club record of 109 set during the 2002-03 season. The Rockets’ general manager said the records are worthy of praise and recognition, but are simply a step towards the team’s ultimate goal. “It’s a testament to the kids, they’ve played hard all year, and our coaches have done a wonderful job with them,” Hamilton said. “But we’re not hung up on those kind of things around here, the numbers, we’re more interested in winning the league and playing in May, that’s what this plan’s all about. It’s just another win to be quite honest…the kids’ll enjoy it, I’m real proud of their effort this year.” With five games remaining in the regular season, Hamilton said the Rockets are focused on a strong finish, locking up the WHL’s overall title, and being healthy and rested for the post-season.

Warren Henderson STAFF REPORTER

Each team enjoyed one night of dominance and one night they’d likely rather forget. As a result, the West Kelowna Warriors and Vernon Vipers are all even heading to Vernon this weekend for Games 3 and 4 of the BCHL Interior Division series. The Warriors opened the best-of-seven tilt Tuesday night at Royal LePage with a convincing 5-1 victory. On Wednesday, the Vipers responded in kind with a thorough 4-1 verdict over the Warriors to grab a split of the first two games. “We knew from the outset whoever we were playing, the first round was going to be a tough series,” said Warriors’ head coach Rylan Fer-

ster. “I don’t think anyone expected this to go four games. We were pretty good in Game 1, then they answered back in Game 2 and were the better team. Now we have to try and regroup and get a win in their building.” Kelowna product Brett Mulcahy, who spent one season with the Warriors, led Vernon with a hat-trick in Wednesday’s win, while another Kelowna native, Brendan Persley, scored the other. Captain Matt Anholt had the lone marker for West Kelowna. The Warriors, who were already a bangedup team heading into the playoffs, saw defenceman Adam Plant and forward Seb Lloyd leave the game with injuries. Four other players missed Game 2 due to injuries—forwards Jordon

Masters and Jason Cotton, and defencemen Taki Pantziris and Ryan Ivey. “Injuries happen and when they do, it’s a chance for other players to step up,” Ferster said. “The stakes are higher, the ice becomes smaller and the battles are tougher, so we need to find a way to overcome whatever challenges we’re facing.” Game 3 between the Warriors and Vipers is set for Friday 7 p.m. at Kal Tire Place, with Game 4 on Saturday. “Vernon is a tough building to play in and we have our work cut out,” Ferster added. “To have success in the playoffs you have to, at some point, win on the road. We’ll need to do that this weekend.” The fifth game will be played Monday night in West Kelowna.

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MEMBERS of the Kelowna Rockets gather around goaltender Jordon Cooke Wednesday to celebrate the club’s record setting 53rd win, a 3-1 victory over Spokane. Kelowna has the inside track on the Portland Winterhawks who are nine points back of the Rockets, with six games left. Any combination of Rockets wins and Portland losses totalling two, and Kelowna would clinch top spot in the WHL and their first Scotty Munro Trophy since 2004. “We certainly want to clinch the title, it’s unique any time you get a chance to do that,” he said. “But

getting through to the end and being healthy is going to be real important. It’d be nice to be able to give some of these guys some time off, but the way Portland has played we’ve never been allowed to do that. We’ve just got to keep going here and work hard to win.” On Wednesday night, rookie Nick Merkley scored twice, his 21st and 22nd of the season, to lead the Rockets past the Chiefs. Goaltender Jordon

Cooke made 29 saves— many of the spectacular variety—to notch his 37th win of the season, tying his career-high set last year. The Rockets return to action Saturday night when they host the TriCity Americans, 7 p.m. On Tuesday, the B.C. Division-rival Victoria Royals will pay a visit to Prospera Place. whenderson @kelownacapnews.com

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Okanagan Rockets open playoffs Friday at Prospera Place The Okanagan Rockets will kick off the 2014 B.C. Major Midget League playoffs tonight (Friday) at home to the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds. Face off at Prospera

Place is 6:30 p.m. The Rockets (32-53), who finished second overall in the BCMML, took three of four games from the seventh-place Thunderbirds (16-20-4)

and, for both reasons, are considered the heavy favourites to capture the best-of-three first round series. Still, Rockets GM David Michaud said

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his club needs to have a healthy respect for its opponent and will need to be at the top of its game. “They have been a tough team for a lot of clubs this year, us included,” Michaud said of Fraser Valley. “Since we beat them 10-3 in the very first game of the season they have given us fits at times.   They work very hard and have received some very good goaltending this season.   On paper everyone will think this series will be an after-

thought for us, but as a group we know better. When it comes to the playoffs you can’t afford to overlook anyone.” Game 2 of the series will go Saturday, 5:15 p.m. at the Capital News Centre, with a third game, if needed set for Sunday, 1:30 at Prospera. With seven players who made a trip to last year’s final against the Giants, as well as ten 17-year-old players on the roster, Michaud said the Rockets are well

equipped to take a run at the BCMML championship once again. “We have felt all along that we were built for a long playoff run,” said Michaud. “With the experience we have in our lineup, there should be no excuses. This is the time of year where our players simply have to go to work. I’m confident we have the pieces in place for a long and successful spring.” The Rockets are coming off the best season in club history, including a

team record 32 victories, 19 of them on home ice. On an individual basis, 15-year-old phenom Tyson Jost set team record goals (44) and points (88) while leading the BCMML in scoring. The other first-round BCMML matchup are: first-place Vancouver Northwest Giants against the South Island Royals; Valley West Hawks vs. Cariboo Cougars; and Greater Vancouver Canadians against the Northeast Chiefs.

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B.C.’s best bantam AAA players here for championships Kevin Parnell STAFF REPORTER

The best 13- and 14-year-old baseball players in the province will be in Kelowna this summer after the Okanagan Athletics were awarded the 2014 bantam AAA provincial championship tournament. The Athletics will host the tournament July 30 through Aug. 4 at the Edith Gay baseball facility in Rutland with its bantam AAA baseball team playing host to nine other teams at the five day tournament. The Athletics are the only team outside of the lower mainland and Vancouver Island to play in the league and organizers say it will be nice to have the provincials on their home field as well as a big event for Kelowna. “I think this will be good for the Okanagan and good for our program,” said Athletics ban-

tam AAA general manager Dean Mandryk. “Anything we can do to drive more tourism. We have 10 teams coming and they will be here from Wednesday to Sunday. I think this will be great for baseball in the Okanagan. Anytime you can host a tournament like this it’s a good thing.” The bantam AAA Athletics are the youngest team in the Athletics baseball stable. The senior Athletics play in the Premier Baseball League while the junior club plays in the junior PBL. The bantam team also plays in a province-wide league and is a feeder program into the Athletics two PBL level teams. Athletics program head coach Evan Bailey says hosting a provincial tournament is a nice feather in the cap for the program, which has been growing as well as finding success on the field over the past several seasons.

“It’s going to be fun, I love hosting big tournaments like that,” said Bailey. “Getting to see the highest level Grade 8 and 9’s across the province and having it here in our backyard will be great.” This year the Athletics bantam club has at least nine players returning from last year and

Fitting end to Wild season The Kelowna Midget Wild capped off a very successful season by defeating Penticton in a dramatic best of three playoff series, winning the playoff in the third and final game and closing out the minor hockey career of some midget players with a championship. The Wild had successfully won three rounds of entertaining playoff hockey to get to the final series. First off they defeated the Kelowna Wings two games to nothing. Next up was a very strong Kelowna Hawks team which the Wild also got past in three games. That moved the Flyers onto a semifinal series that would also go the distance before the Wild prevailed in the third and deciding game to win the series and meet Penticton in the playoff final. In the opening game, Kelowna lost at home 5-3 before heading to Penticton for game two, needing a win to extend the series last Saturday. The Wild needed overtime in game two but earned an exciting 4-3 win over Penticton, forcing a third and deciding game Sunday in Kelowna. On Sunday the final game was tied 2-2 after two periods in a very fair and hard fought match. In the end the Wild scored

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the A’s are closing in on announcing a coaching a staff for the team this year. It’s been a bit of a struggle to recruit players into the program and hosting a provincial championship at the bantam level is an important part of the growth of the program. The Athletics take players

from Kelowna, Rutland, West Kelowna and Vernon baseball associations, giving them a high-end baseball team to strive for. “When you can get kids from a young age you are able to develop some consistency and teach them the same things in terms of how we run our defence and how we run our offense,” said Bailey. “You get to keep your eye on these kids for four or five years and gives you time to develop them and work with them. The numbers thing is always a struggle. Hosting the provincials and getting these kids to have a great experience like that in bantam can help our program for years.” Organizers say they will need volunteers to help with various jobs at the event and they are also looking for corporate sponsorships to help offset costs. For more information

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THE Okanagan Gymnastics Centre’s provincial 2 argo/ tyro team took first at the Surrey Invitational. with a silver medal on the parallel bars after his first competition competing in Level 4. In Elite 4, Lucas Fabian finished second overall with a gold medal on rings, a silver medal on floor exercise and bronze on vault, parallel bars and horizontal bar. In men’s gymnastics, Level 1 is a development-

al program where each athlete receives a “gold”, “silver” or “bronze” based on their score, therefore each athlete earns an award for each event. Jackson Campo earned gold on pommel horse, vault, horizontal bar and silver on floor exercise, rings, and parallel bars and an all around ribbon silver.

The Kelowna Volleyball Club’s KaPOW U18 team is coming off a solid weekend on the court where it earned a silver medal at the Super Series # 1 hosted by UBC Okanagan. After posting a 3-0 record to open the 18team tourney, KaPOW knocked off the Nanaimo

Strikers in straight sets in the quarterfinal round. In the semis, the KVC squad came through against the defending champion and favoured Fraser Valley Volleyball Club. The opening game was tight all the way, with KVC emerging with a 25-23 win. The second

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Jacob Wong earned gold on pommel horse and vault, silver on floor exercise, rings, and horizontal bar and bronze on parallel bar which earned him an all around ribbon silver. Rylen Thompson earned gold on vault, silver on floor exercise, pommel horse and horizontal bar, bronze on rings and parallel bars and an all around silver ribbon. Eric Chartrand won gold on horizontal bar, silver on floor exercise, pommel horse, rings, and vault. He also took bronze on parallel bars and an all around ribbon silver. In the women’s competition, Kayleigh Nicolson finished with bronze all around in the Provincial 2 (10-year- old) cat-

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Busy February for Lightning

The Liquid Lightning Swim Club capped roff a busy February with seven swimmers headning through the snow to dChilliwack for the 2014 Swim BC AA Short Course Championships February 28 to March 1. Lincoln Hoel, 10, swam all best times and won the bronze medal in sthe boys 11 and under divlision of the 200 metre Individual Medley with a new AAA qualifying time of 3:04.93. Hoel also took the bronze in the 400-m freestyle. Hoel is qualiefied for AAAs in July with new qualifying times in the 50 free, 100 butterfly and 200 backstroke. - Megan Allan, 11,

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swam to all best times including taking over 15 seconds off her 200 fly for a AAA time to win the bronze medal in the girls 11 and under division.  Allan punched her ticket to AAAs in July with a second AAA qualifying time in the 100 fly. Pierson Piche, 9, swam 100 per cent best times,   including taking over eight seconds off his 200 back for a AAA time standard as well as five seconds   off his 200 I.M.  for a new AA time. Kaitlyn Luchka, 11, swam personal bests in both of her events. Emma Andreen, Noah Robertson and Alex Strobel also notched best

times at the meet. “It was a fantastic weekend of swimming for Liquid Lightning,” said Tina Pomponio, coach for the Liquid Lightning. “We are proud of how they all swam.” Liquid Lightning athletes will continue to be busy leading up to spring break. Swimmers will be on the road March 9 and 10 with some traveling to the B.C. Open in Victoria and others heading to Kamloops for the Spring Madness meet. For more information about the Liquid Lightning and its programs, go online to liquid-lightning. com.

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NHL trade talks disaster for Canucks N ext to watching the Super Bowl game for the sake of the commercials, the National Hockey League trade deadline day(long) coverage on the television is probably the most watched non-game sports event of the year. This year, it might be argued that considering what a one-sided romp the last Super Bowl game was, it was as much a non-event as was the Seattle/Denver NFL championship game. But as always, however, I digress.

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Charlie Hodge As a hockey nut from Western Canada, this year’s NHL trade deadline was sadly akin to the past couple of years, which is a polite way to say it was a disaster for Vancouver Canuck fans. If you had not already jumped off the team’s bandwagon when the club hired the rude and rowdy John Tortorella as coach at the start of the season, surely you are leaping off now with the latest stupidity displayed by the team’s top gurus. Canuck management’s lack of class and foresight leads one to ponder a key question. What kind of meds is Canuck general manager Mike Gillis on? Are they legal prescription or black market because they obviously cause brain damage. Either Gillis is a complete hockey moron who needs to be fired yesterday, or he is simply a weak puppet who jumps to the demands of the meddling owners—determined for some reason to tank the franchise. Which is it? At the beginning of last season,Vancouver

had a goaltending dilemma involving the fact they had two outstanding goalies who both deserved to be starters. Nice problem to have perhaps, but still a problem. An insane long-term contract made trading Roberto Luongo difficult, while Cory Schneider showed tremendous promise and had a long future ahead of him. All last season the debate raged over who should stay and the controversy distracted everyone on the club. Just prior to the start of the year (on draft day), Gillis shockingly traded Schneider to New Jersey for a draft pick, which turned out to be first round prospect Bo Horvath. Two days ago, Gillis traded Luongo to Florida for third or fourth line forward Shawn Matthias and young (but so far very unimpressive) puckstopper Jacob Markstrom. The return value for the combination of Luongo and Schneider is really the equivalent of a bucket of pucks and a smelly goalie glove. Canuck fans are in shock, as are the NHL broadcasters and supposed hockey pundits over the Canuck’s moves and lack of moves on trade deadline day. Only the incompetence and stupidity of New York Islander’s

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GM Garth Snow managed to upstage Gillis in head-scratching decision making? Which leads back to my question of exactly who is actually performing the slow slaughter of the Canucks—Gillis or the owners? No logical hockey person can make the repeated blunders that Gillis has and keep their job. While I am only warm on Luongo, it is embarrassing how disgusting the Canucks’ treatment of him has been of late. Certainly, while many of the Vancouver media lack class and treat players brutally, management has recently lowered that bar of professionalism to dirt level. The latest insanity with Luongo is simply the tip of the team-sinking iceberg. Gillis has a long history of either bad trades or bad no trades. Let’s take a quick look at his abysmal record of decisions—trades, drafts, free agent signings, etc. Since his arrival Gillis has traded away or lost Schneider, Luongo, very talented and young players Cody Hodgson, Michael Grabner, two first round draft-picks and several other solid players. The return factor is pathetic: Zach Kassian, Jason Garrison (good), Derek Roy (now gone), Keith Ballard (gone) Victor Oreskovich (who?),

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The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra brings award winning poet, author and performer Shane Koyczan to perform his debut with the orchestra tonight, 8 p.m., at the Kelowna Community Theatre. Koyczan and the OSO will also join forces to perform shows this weekend in Penticton and Vernon on Sunday. “Shane is so talented and we are looking forward to his orchestra debut as we bring spoken word to our stages next month,” said Rosemary Thomson, music director of the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra. “Shane’s talent as an artist embraces audiences and paired with our professional orchestra will capture our imaginations.” The world first took notice of Koyczan when his influential, anti-bullying, “To This Day Project” video went viral in early 2013 with 10 million views and counting. Prior to that, his 21st Century style of poetry was part of the opening ceremonies presentation for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. To learn more about the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra visit website at www.okanagansymphony.com.

high school students are asked to explore their imaginations to create their unique visions of life through painting, sculpting, printmaking, drawing or photography. “Art in Action showcases the exemplary art activities taking place in local classrooms,” said Kelowna Art Gallery head of public programming, Renée Burgess. “It is fascinating to see the thoughts, attitudes, and ideas of youth being expressed through visual art.” An opening reception to celebrate the exhibition will be held on Monday, March 10, 7 to 9 p.m., at the Kelowna Art Gallery at 1315 Water Street in downtown Kelowna, The reception is free to the public.

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The Kelowna Folk Club’s Home Concert Series will present Rob Lutes for a performance Thursday, March 13, at 2-3105 Thacker Dr. in West Kelowna Since his first album release, Gravity, in 2000, the Montreal-based blues singer, songwriter and guitarist has been stead-

Entertainment IN THE LOOP ily building a reputation for well-crafted songs that often deal with difficult subjects in our society. “Every time I listen to the latest Rob Lutes CD I’m a little more awestruck. Powerful and subtle lyrics; and what a delivery, half whisper, half breathless promise,”said Julie Miller of CFLX in Sherbrooke,Que. And if you haven’t been to a house concert before, be prepared to be enthralled by this very intimate and personal way to experience live music. Tickets are available at ABC Hobby & Games in Dilworth Plaza near Scotiabank or on line at www. kelownafolkclub.ca. All proceeds go directly to the artist. There is limited seating so get your tickets early. For more

info visit www.kelownafolkclub or call 250-4546621.

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The Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia will present country musician Craig Morgan in concert on Friday, March 28, in Kelowna. Morgan is wellknown for producing country music that people can relate to. He’s a working class man with a heart for family and the little joys of everyday life. His hit singles include “This Ole’ Boy,” “Wake Up Lovin’ You,” “Redneck Yacht Club,” “Tough” and “International Harvester.” In 2005 his song “That’s What I Love About Sunday” topped

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The Kelowna Art Gallery will host its 28th annual Art in Action exhibition, entitled Back to Basics. The exhibition features over 100 works of art created by middle- and high-school students from School District 23. Art in Action is a celebration of the creativity and talent of local youth. Each year, middle and

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the charts for six weeks and was the most played song of the year. Before becoming the country music star he is today, Morgan worked as a soldier, sheriff’s deputy, assistant manager for a Walmart dairy section, and as an emergency medical technician. His single “Almost Home” put him on the map in 2002 and success quickly followed, leading him to receive an invitation to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2008. Morgan is also an avid hunter. During the show season, he keeps a target on a tractor trailer so that he can practice using his bow in his downtime. His love for the outdoors was fostered from a young age by both of his parents; many of his early memories involve time spent with family around the campfire during hunts. Today, Morgan shares his passion for the outdoors with his children. In 2010, he debuted on the Outdoor Channel with a reality show called “Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors,” which provided an inside look at Morgan’s love for music, hunting, and family life. The fifth season of his award-winning TV show will return this summer. The concert will take place at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort and Conference Centre in Kelowna. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the concert will begin at 9 p.m. Tickets can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets. For more information on this event, please visit www.goabc.org, call toll free 1-877-818-2688 or email info@goabc.org.

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The music of ACDS will be rocking the Mary Irwin Theatre at the Rotary Centre for the Arts on Sunday, March 9, courtesy of the tribute band Bonfire. Tickets can be purchased online at www.selectyourtickets.com. Bonfire’s authentic attempts to look, sound and carry the same stage presence as ADCE landed them a nomination for Best Tribute Band at the L.A. Music Awards (2012).

CONCERT

Sonatas and nocturnes performed by acclaimed Canadian pianist Dale Wheeler featuring the musical works of composers Beethoven, Chopin, Haydn, Liebermann, Field, Scriabin and Czerny will be presented Tuesday, March 18, 7 p.m., at Grace Lutheran Church, 1162 Hudson Rd., in West Kelowna. Tickets can be pur-

chased in advance at West Kelowna Music School, 2372 Dobbin Rd, in Westbank. Wheeler, from Red Deer, Ab., holds a doctorate in piano performance and pedagogy and is currently on faculty at Red Deer College in Alberta where he teaches piano. Wheeler has appeared as a recitalist, accompanist, adjudicator and workshop clinician throughout Canada and the United States. A senior examiner and clinician for the Royal Conservatory of Music, he recently presented at the European Piano Teachers Association Conference in Serbia and conducted master classes in South Korea. His concert is sponsored by the Westside Music Festival, the Alberta Piano Teachers Association, and Grace Lutheran Church.

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Ballet Kelowna dancers are back on their toes and preparing to leap into your hearts with their upcoming show, InnOvation, a program designed to celebrate great Canadian choreography. From the poignantly heartbreaking I Remember You, to the joyously uplifting Exsultate, Ju-

bilate, Ballet Kelowna’s spring show will feature the dancers performing pieces that truly showcase their new motto, ‘Excellence in Motion’. The tour will make an appearance at the Kelowna Community Theatre on April 25. Award winning jazz musician Neville Bowman has created an original score for a brand new ballet, Redux Continuum, choreographed

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by Ballet Kelowna’s artistic director, David LaHay. “It tells the story of what might happen if the Ballet Master was to leave the classroom,” said LaHay. Each of the dancers are given a chance to shine in what they do best in this piece, set to the innovative original score by Bowman. Tossing in a dash of humour will be #weddingdayproblems by Ballet Kelowna alumna, Raelynn Heppell, set to the song, All I Do Is Cry by vocalist Etta James. Humour won’t be all that gets ‘tossed’ into the mix. Watch as ballerina Desiree Bortolussi is tossed in the air in a hold-your-breath throw and catch by her partner Jed Duifhuis during the pas de deux from iconic Canadian choreographer Brian Macdonald’s Tam Ti Delam. Tam Ti Delam holds a special place in LaHay’s heart as he was part of the original cast when Macdonald created the piece on Les Grands Ballets Canadiens. Ballet Kelowna dancers will be wearing the original costumes

for this, on loan from Les Grands. Rounding out the program will be the exquisitely elegant Etude by another of Canada’s great choreographers, Kay Armstrong.

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The 20th anniversary Cascade of Choirs concert featuring six Okanagan choral groups will take place Saturday, March 8, 7:30 p.m., at First Lutheran Church, 3300 Lakeshore Rd. in Kelowna Tickets are $15 for adults, while students 17 and under are admitted for free. The participating choirs will be M.A.S.K, Kelowna; Spectrum Singers, West Kelowna; Aura Chamber Choir, Vernon; Ancora  Women’s Ensemble, North  Okanagan; Kelowna Secondary School Chamber and Jazz; and Naramata Community Choir. Tickets on sale at Wentworth  Music and Paramount Music, Harvey Avenue in Kelowna and Mosaic  Books onBernard Avenue in downtown Kelowna

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The North American tour for El Prado with re- P cording label mates The G Darcys and Reuben & The Dark will perform in t Kelowna on March 25 at o Habitat in downtown Ke- A lowna. i El Prado is an LA- D based six-piece group. t Also coming to Habi- t tat to perform on Feb. 27 will be the Vancouver a Duo, The Pack A.D, tour- P ing behind their new al- h bum “Do Not Engage.” t Their current single D “Big Shot” off the album R is at #51 on the Mediabase Canada Alternative k Rock Spins Chart. N

t d Award winning Can- G adian fiddler Ashley Ma- s cIsaac will make a stop in I Kelowna for his Canadian tour Sunday, April 13, at R the Kelowna Community o Theatre, 8 p.m. i Tickets are available t online at www.Select s YourTickets.com, by at a Prospera Place Box Of- w fice, 250-762-5050. s

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The consensus is that one of the highlights of the last weeks Oscar Awards was Pharrell singing his hit Happy from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack which got some actors dancing in the aisles.   But 2013 was also an amazing career year for Pharrell where he was heavily involved with all three mega hit albums for Daft Punk, Beyoncé and Robin Thicke.   Pharrell is also known for his work with N.E.R.D. and The Neptunes especially as a producer and writer but G I R L marks only his second solo album since In My Mind (2006).   G I R L is a fine pop/ R&B album.  It isn’t without sophistication nor is it overly simple given the genre but it does sound almost effortless and often uncomplicated while remaining understated.  Pharrell just has a few ready pop tunes he wants out there and here they are.  

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Bruce Mitchell The aforementioned Happy is included but look for future hits with the bubbly Marilyn Monroe and the soulful reggae duet Know Who You Are with Alicia Keys.   Buzz cuts also include the high falsetto duet with Justine Timberlake on Brand New and the discopop-jazz of Gust Of Wind that will remind you of Daft Punks hit Get Lucky.   A nice little pop/R&B bonbon but don’t expect much deeper as Pharrell obviously didn’t want it that way.   B

THE FRAY: HELIOS (EPIC) There are four very solid new songs on this new album from The Fray. The problem is, this is not an EP but a full length album and

the other seven songs are mostly uninteresting and aimless.   The disc starts out fine with the appealing arena rocker Hold My Hand and its simple Coldplay-like piano phrases.    Meanwhile there are some cool latter day Paul Westerberg rock melodics on Closer To Me and some nifty dance rock with Love Don’t Die co-written with Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic fame.   My fave track is the very infectious INXS-like (Kick era) Give It Away but the rest of this disc comes off as sketchy and tuneless.    On the plus side, all of these songs are at least positive and sunny reflecting the CD title Helios.   C

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PEOPLE tour the caves at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in northern Wisconsin in February. They are covered in natural ice brought on by Arctic weather. Thousand of people brave the tough access to witness the fleeting natural beauty when it occurs.

Ice cave brings crowds to Wisconsin’s Apostle Islands Pam Louwagie CONTRIBUTOR

BAYFIELD, Wis.—Erno Hettinger stood atop a vast, frozen field of Lake Superior ice, hunched his back against whipping wind and gazed at the fantastic walls of icicles hanging from sandstone cliffs. “Beautiful,” he pronounced in a thick accent. “This must be seen.” The 66-year-old Hungarian, in the U.S. for a three-month engineering job, had flown to Minneapolis from New Jersey, drove a rental car across ice-rutted highways, then hiked more than really. It’s where a mile It’s oversimple snow because he wanted to view you the fleeting natural wonder in person. Tens of thousands of others did, too.

Since news has spread around the globe that chocolate from outdoor stands outside the park. the ice-draped caves and cliffs are accessible for A quick and deep winter freeze made formathe first time in five years, this normally hibernat- tions in the caves extra intricate and spectacular, ing tourist community has awakened to throngs officials say, but the locals thank international making the pilgrimage onto the big lake’s Apos- news coverage and social media for spreading tle Islands National Lakeshore mainland caves. the word. More than 76,000 have flocked to the spot “It just never ceases,” marveled Bob Krusince Jan. 15, when park officials deemed the menaker, the parks’ superintendent who has lake’s ice low-risk for visitors. That’s more than taken to calling the busy scene “Yosemite Valley half the number of visitors for all of last year for in the middle of Antarctica.” the entire park, covering 21 islands and the mainFew are complaining. The ice cave tourists land caves. have sunk an estimated $10 million into the area. Shuttle buses now zoom past miles of cars Though some businesses remain closed for parked on the road to the trailhead on weekends. the winter, others that are typically staffed in want to play. It’s the demand. Restaurants and hotels that style would you normally be summers with college and high school students hoping for winter guests are often full. Enterpris- are extending their winter hours and scrambling ing residents hawk ice cave T-shirts and sell hot to get by on overtime.

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Cheryl O’Bryon hasn’t taken a day off since mid-January, often working 16 hour days in tiny Cornucopia, where she and her husband own the Village Inn bar, restaurant and bed-and-breakfast. She can’t help but beam when she talks about the ice cave rush. “It’s been just unbelievable,” O’Bryon said. “We’ve never seen this kind of influx of people. Ever. Not even in the summertime.” The couple has added 16 employees to their normally reduced winter staffing of six or seven. They canceled a vacation to Mexico. They barely have time to do laundry. O’Bryon said she hopes the influx will give

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Caves from A29 people an idea to come back in the spring, summer and fall. “They’ve discovered our little corner of the world,” she said. It may work with Colleen and Donald RostBanik, who sat down to a late lunch at the Pier Plaza restaurant in Bayfield. After moving to Minneapolis from Hawaii in September, the couple decided to embrace winter by trekking to the caves. They left awe-struck. “It was absolutely breathtaking,” Donald said. “The icicles that are hanging down, they look like chandeliers,” Colleen said. “It has definitely given us incentive to come up here in other seasons.” Down the street, the Howl Clothing and Adventure store hung signs in the windows calling itself the “Ice Cave Outfitter.” “A lot of people come and they aren’t dressed appropriately,” said clerk Wendy Thier, just before selling a pair of gloves to a Des Moines couple. Before they left, she peered from behind the cash register to check their feet. “Do you have warm boots on?” she asked. On a recent Sunday evening, hungry patrons in puffy down coats and stocking caps stuffed inside the colourful, flamingo-themed Maggie’s restaurant to wait 30 to 60 minutes for a table. Staffing was short, bartender Lisa Bresette explained as she poured beers and mixed bloody Marys: “We ran out of people ... but it’s really nice to be busy.” The influx has meant long hours and extra help called in for the National Park staff, too. This year’s ice cave crowd is already six times larger than the busiest previous winter with accessible ice caves, which drew 12,000 people. Staff has increased from about 20 to nearly 40 to handle it all. At the entrance to the trailhead, officials set up an incident command centre to respond with snowmobiles to calls for help, typically about a dozen a day on weekends for everything ranging from bumped heads and twisted ankles to concussions and broken bones. They haven’t even had time to count the money collected from $3 fees from the parking lot, which normally holds only about 50 cars. Workers kept smiles as they directed visitors down a snow-covered staircase toward the lake and caves. Crowds

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NEWS have been respectful and friendly, they said. “This is one of those rare events that everybody is happy,” Krumenaker said. Tom Grabarek, of Flagstaff, Ariz., visited the caves with his family on a blustery afternoon and was stunned by the crowds. People came on skis and snowshoes, they pulled sleds with children and put boots on tiny dogs to make the trek: “I mean, it’s colder than crap and there were families, all sizes of people,” he noted.

Barb and Rob Grott, of Dayton, Minn., saw the caves 10 to 15 years ago, and they were nearly alone on the ice. Back then, Rob said, the locals had a hard time describing where to find the trail. Now, while it’s good to see the area booming, he said, “in a way it’s not the same. It feels like the little thing you knew about is gone.” For all of the good that the frozen caves have brought, the locals know the ice cave bonanza can be gone quickly if condi-

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tions turn ugly. Last year, park officials were ready to open the ice to hikers in early February, Krumenaker said. They typed up a news release and prepared to send it out the next morning. But overnight, the ice broke up, likely by winds making waves somewhere else on the lake, he said. It’s why park officials urge visitors to check their website or Facebook page

for conditions before they set out. “There’s a saying around here, which is very apt, which is ‘the lake is the boss,’” Krumenaker said. They will keep the access open as long as the lake allows it, he said. Then, “we’re going to need to sleep for a week.” Pam Louwagie is a reporter for the Star Tribune, in Minneapolis. Distributed by MCT.

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Repetitive use tied to knee tendon breakdown P atellar tendonitis, commonly referred to as ‘jumper’s knee,’ is a breakdown of the soft-tissue structure connecting the knee cap (patella) to the shin bone. We see this condition quite frequently in the clinic, and it tends to affect people participating in any activity involving

repetitive squatting movements, or repeated jumping. This would include volleyball and basketball players, gardeners, and runners just to name a few. Excessive physical stress can cause microtears in the fibers comprising a tendon. The body recognizes this and

sends inflammation to the tendon to start the healing process. Special cells start to lay down new tissue (a form of scar tissue) and clean up damaged tissue. Pain, swelling, redness, heat and loss of function are common signs associated with this inflammatory process.

When inflammation occurs in the tendon connecting the knee cap to the shin bone, we call it patellar tendonitis. Your physiotherapist can help you rehabilitate from this injury in many ways. In the early phases (acute phase) of injury the inflammation in the ten-

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After about five to seven days, the tissue enters a new phase of healing called the sub-acute phase. New tissue starts getting laid down. This new tissue your body has put down on the injured tendon needs to be re-modeled so it is aligned along the lines of stress and has appropriate length. This can be accomplished with a physiotherapy technique called deep transverse friction massage along with appropriate stretching exercises for the quadriceps muscle group in the front of your thigh. Along side tissue remodeling and stretching, the new tissue also needs to be strengthened in a controlled environment. Drop squats are the exercise of choice for these types of tendonitis.

Kevin Bos This involves a progressive squatting program of speed and load. Parameters provided by your physiotherapist are vital for success. Other strategies your physiotherapist may employ include analyzing the alignment of your whole lower extremity, and screening the biomechanics of surrounding joints (hip and ankle), muscles and ligaments. Depending on the severity of the patellar tendonitis, in about four to six weeks you’ll be jumping for joy and back doing the activities you love to do.

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Luxury wheels at just the light price MALAGA, SPAIN - It might be winter here but it’s always nice to look forward to warmer days, filled with sun and clear roads. To get a sneak peek at what better weather looks and feels like, plus get a chance to drive the all new Mercedes GLA250 and GLA 45 AMG, the advanced drive program was held in Malaga, Spain. The GLA is built of the same platform as the hot, new CLA sedan that arrived last fall. Developing it into a taller, more practical small SUV is perfect for young families or couples that want the same underlying goodness that is in the CLA but with standard all wheel drive (AWD) and ease of use. Pricing has not been confirmed but when it arrives this fall, expect the same aggressive pricing that the CLA delivers. That car starts at $33,900 but with AWD comes up to $36,800. Looks This new GLA is not as tall as the B-Class, which also shares the same platform, and not nearly as low-slung as the CLA. The GLA has a less aggressive front grille

do a great job of and stance, plus directing air flow smaller wheel sizes to just the right compared to the location. The centre high performance cluster below the GLA 45 AMG version screen is very that sports 19-inch straightforward and wheels compared easy to master. The to the base 18-inch difference wheels, but even the Mercedes Benz is biggest between the base base model can get larger wheels as part enabling more people model and the 45 AMG are the seats. of the Sport Package. to access its brand The base comes The small, more with smaller less with faux leather aggressive touches expensive vehicles. 12-way power seats and the lowered susthat look and feel pension do make the Zack Spencer very good. Leather AMG look sportier is optional plus the seats are more and more purposeful but the stanbolstered. The AMG gets upgraded dard GLA with the optional 19-inch seats as standard equipment but wheels is a head turner too. race inspired Recaro seats are Inside part of the Exclusive Package and The dash of the GLA is almost look superb, thanks to aluminum identical to both the CLA sedan accents and chunky side boland B-Class hatchback. There is a sters. Other differences include a prominent screen mounted high in centre-mounted shifter in the AMG, the centre of the dash, like an iPad where the base 250 gets the more application. practical column mounted gear seThe rest of the dash is sporty lector, which frees up much needed and functional thanks to stylish storage in the centre of the car. jet engine inspired air vents that Speaking of space, the back seats are much more practical compared to the CLA sedan thanks to a higher roof, bigger back windows and much better outward visibility. The cargo area isn’t huge at 1235L but the rear seats do split and fold for additional cargo capabilities.

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Driving through the mountain canyons back from Granada to Malaga was a real treat. The countryside is rustic and beautiful and the twisty roads sublime. The base GLA never set a wheel wrong and the 7-speed duel-clutch automatic can be left in economy, sport or manual for each driving situation. All GLA models come with standard AWD and this system can detach the rear wheels and drive in FWD for better economy but switches seamlessly back when more traction or cornering capability is required, plus Dynamic Cornering Assist applies just a small amount of brake force to the inside wheel when cornering to aid in the process. The 45 AMG takes things to a completely new level. The 2.0L 4-cylinder is hand assembled and pumps out a whopping 355hp and 332 lb.-ft. of torque. The 7-speed transmission and AWD system have been adapted by AMG to deliver a go-cart like drive that is so reassuring and potent that it makes the driver look and feel fantastic. Cornering is effortless and the bigger wheels and lowered suspension give great feedback but it is not jarring. Verdict Mercedes Benz is enabling more people to access its brand with smaller less expensive vehicles. The new GLA 250 and GLA 45 AMG are certainly very attractive, powerful and fun vehicles to drive. The Lowdown Power: 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder with 208hp or 355hp Fill-up: N/A Sticker price: N/A zack.spencer@drivewaybc.ca

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The Mazda MX-5’s manual vinyl top takes only a few seconds to drop down, allowing its driver and passenger to experience a completely new world of topless driving. Under its pint-size hood is a 2.0L, 4-cylinder engine with an output of 167 horsepower and 140 lb-ft of torque. There’s also the option to outfit the MX-5 with various transmissions: a 5-speed manual, a 6-speed manual, a 6-speed automatic or a 6-speed automatic with paddle

Mazda MX-5 - $29,250 Given the title of the world’s most popular 2-seat sports car, it’s not hard to see why. The front engine, rear-wheel drive Mazda MX-5 is a blast to drive. Ask anyone who has captained it. Whether taking it out for a spin on the road or the track, this tiny two-door has nothing but good times woven into its sheet metal.

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Confessions of a Curber It happened just after the last flood. TThe winter beat records for snowfall, and serious springtime saw seriou flooding. Basements filled, streets were running with water, and cars were left to float and sink.  One day, I walked past a junk yard and saw, what I thought, was a relatively r normal car. 

the vehicle could get a person from A to B. Suddenly, I had an idea. Since the car looked fine on the outside, no one had to know its real history. I was a genius. After a night in the garage with a heater and a little scrubbing, I posted an ad on Craigslist: “2004 black Toyota Corolla for sale. No longer need, bought new car. No room in garage – need to sell ASAP!!! Few scratches, otherwise in great condition. Call cell and we’ll talk price.” Thirty minutes later I got a call from a sixteen-year old kid – a little younger than my son. We decided to meet at the local mall at about 6:00. I wonder if his parents knew what he was up to. I arrived at 6:20, telling him I was in a great rush as I had to pick my son up from soccer practice. Turns out he played, too. After some soccer gossip, we got down to business. I knew that a kid his age just wanted a ride to show off to his friends, so we spent little time on the details. I told him the car was in perfect condition and was never in any accidents. “No problems as far as I know,” I said.  The kid was sold. He trusted me. I never gave him my full name, and he never gave me his.  He gave me the cash, I gave him the car. All was good. I was on my way. A few days later, I saw a TV program that talked about flood damaged vehicles.  Apparently, flooding can damage the computer systems, which control things like the brakes and steering. And flood vehicles can’t be registered or insured. Who knew?  My mind immediately went to the kid I sold the vehicle to. I felt a twinge of guilt. Then my eyes darted to my stash of cash. Two weeks later, I had another car up for sale.  Stay tuned!

I still rremember my first rs time. It was so easy. eas So thrilling.  And I walked away with a couple of thousand thousa bucks in my pocket. Not bad for pocket a few hours’ hou work.  What’s it doing here? he I thought. Apart from a couple coup of scratches on the outside ou and some moist seats, sea the vehicle seemed roadworthy.  road I immediately asked about the car. I was told that th it was found full of flflood ood w water.  Its previous owner wanted nothing to do with it.  I bought the car for fo a couple hundred dollars.  do I didn’t even have to register it in my name. n Originally, I had no n intention of doing what I did. I wanted to sell the car for parts. But, the engine still worked worke and

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It is pouring with rain so the car drops you off at the supermarket entrance and heads off on its own to find a parking spot way the heck and yonder at the other end of the mall. When you have finished your Big Shop for the week, it is still raining cats, dogs and frogs so you hit the button on the key fob. The car returns from wherever it was and you load up with nary a drop of the wet stuff falling on your head. Futuristic fantasy? – Well, getting your hands on the key fob to an autonomous drive car may mean a wait until 2020 when Nissan plans to begin selling that feature in multiple vehicles. However, a car capable of doing the task described in a driverless mode is here in the now. Nissan granted yours truly the opportunity recently to take a spin in a driverless electric-powered LEAF. Actually, the word spin doesn’t truly describe what was a very smooth and controlled ride around a course loaded with obstacles, traffic lights turning red, cars changing lanes unexpectedly and automated pedestrians wondering out in front of us – if ‘me’ and the car counts as an ‘us’. The LEAF looked like any normal edition but was loaded with 360-degree cameras, laser scanners, radar and other ‘electrickery’, as a TV character called Catweazle once described the workings of a light bulb.

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I felt like that character from my childhood, who incidentally was a caveman hurled through time into the 1960s. The car pulled away smoothly, stopped at those red lights and signalled turns, a sequence of manouevres rarely witnessed on our roads when there are humans at the wheel. It slowed when a car driven by a human changed lanes ahead of us on the off-road circuit. I would have hit the phoney ped that bounded out from the curb but not this ghost driver that took instantaneous evasive action. My drive was on an airport-based circuit away from the real world, while over in Japan Nissan has conducted some demonstrations on freeways. By the end of this year, a dedicated track featuring

real townscapes – masonry, not model buildings - will be ready. It will enable testers to push the vehicles impossible to carry out on public roads to ensure the technology is safe. When the car is available for real world driving, a combination of GPS navigation and a tablet-style screen will enable the non-driving driver to direct the car to work, home, play or park with precision. You will be able to drive your favourite routes and it will map and record the preferences for future trips. The mock supermarket-shopping demo was the most enjoyable part of my experience because driving around full parking lots looking for a space is not my favourite pastime. That said, I’m not thrilled at the thought of fun being removed from my daily driving. I like the use of technologies to avoid crashes but I can’t foresee a time when I would want to commit to fully-autonomous driving. Not because I don’t trust the technology but because I enjoy the challenges thrown up my daily drive. And I have this fear that many will allow their skills to diminish but just relying on technology to get them out of trouble. Do you agree or am I caveman like Catweazle? keith.morgan@drivewaybc. ca

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Beloved Mother, Aunt, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Friend of Many. With great sadness we announce her passing in her home at 8:10 pm February 17, 2014 at the age of 72. She was bornin Souris, Monitba, daughter to Julien and Edna Moreau. Her life and memory will be forever cherished by her Sister (Annette), Son (Paul Lenz), 5 Grand Children (Lacey, Sasha, Chalyse, Tylor and Dalya) and 1 Great Grandson (Corbyn). Deanna was predeceased by her Father (Julien Moreau), Mother (Edna Moreau) Sister (Judy Cartlidge) and Daughter (Karen Lenz). She was a very strong, positive person until her last day with us. Always trying to see the good in every person and situation that arose. She loved her family and friends dearly and always had a shoulder, ear or soft gentle touch when it was needed. Her final resting place will be Valley View Memorial Gardens Cemetery where she will join her dearly loved Daughter Karen Lenz. There will be a small memorial for family and close friends, as well as a celebration of life to be arranged this summer for all who can make it. We love you to the moon and back, forever and always. Rest in Paradise.

JOHN ALBERT BROWN

1915-2014 A WESTBANK PIONEER No more work for John, he died on March 2, 2014 at the Village at Smith Creek in Westbank just after the celebration of his 99th birthday. John loved to work and he was involved in the fruit industry from orchardist to fruit inspector, drove trucks and any other equipment that was around, had a logging business and his favourite retirement pastime was golf. John was happiest when working. John was born in Westbank February 27, 1915, youngest son of Washington and Kathleen (Drought) Brown. He was predeceased by his first wife Marjorie (Young) Brown in 1998 and his second wife Iris (Walker) Brown in 2013. Also predeceased by his older siblings George, Harry, Charlotte Ingram and Jeane. John is survived by Jan Blower (Bill), Westbank, Doug Brown (Grace), Westbank and Evonne Hickaway (Darrel), Summerland, 4 grandchildren, Steve Blower (Heather), Donna Blower (Tonya) Jen Brown, Dan Brown and 8 great grandchildren. As requested by John there will be no funeral but a celebration of John’s life will be held at a later date when the Westbank Community Hall re-opens. John, as a teenager helped to build the original hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favourite charity. The family wished to thank all the staff at the Village at Smith Creek for their extraordinary care and kindness to John during his 5 year stay!


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807 -1160 BERNARD AVENUE Ultimate Urban Lifestyle! Gorgeous 2 bedroom condo with deck looking

Beautiful rural setting, 11.58 acres, Jack Creek adjacent to the property, artesian well on site, very private, utilities very close, great site to build a new home. Licensed to use water from Jack Creek. Only 10 minutes from downtown Peachland. MLS®10076845. $359,000. Cecile Guilbault 250-212-2654 www.cecileguilbault.com

towards Knox Mountain. Terrific plan with bedrooms on opposite sides of the living space. Granite, cork flooring and stainless appliances. Heated pool, hot tub and one of the best gym’s in town. Groceries and shops downstairs, and walk to downtown, the cultural district and concers. One of Kelowna’s best concrete/brick buildings where rentals are permitted. MLS®10077237 $385,000. Jennifer Bregolisse 250-860-7500

329 MCCARREN AVENUE Upstairs has 3 bed/2 bath with 5 piece en suite. Large kitchen/living area

619 DEVONIAN AVENUE Bright and open living room with feature concrete fireplace and 12 ft. ceilings. 2

with a balcony. Downstairs has spacious in law suite with all appliances, 2 bedroom/2 bathroom and a full storage room. Two gas fireplaces. Laundry on both levels. The master bedroom has a 5 piece ensuite on second level. Great views from patio/deck. New school, parks and walking areas nearby. MLS®10076501 $559,900. Brian Wright 250-681-0198 & John Mandoli 250-718-1864

Kitchen has concrete counters, a huge walk-in pantry, 6-burner gas stove, full size fridge/freezer. Master bedroom has 5-piece ensuite and access to your covered deck! A curved stainless steel staircase leads you to the lower level. Second covered patio with gas fireplace. Double car garage with opaque glass doors for lots of added light. Built-in sound and security system. For more information on Kelowna Real Estate call Jaime Briggs at 250-215-0015 or go to www.BriggsOnHomes.com MLS®10076697. $969,000.

303-1495 GRAHAM FUZION’s Executive PENTHOUSE LOFT with private ROOFTOP DECK, HOT 3

TUB & 26 ft. soaring GLASS WINDOWS! This 1633 sq ft 2 BEDROOM/2 BATH unit has all the bells & whistles with side by side APPLIANCES, WINE fridge, built-in ESPRESSO machine & amazing use of CONCRETE on both floors and showers! 2nd FLOOR MASTER LOFT overlooks LR with 23 ft. ceilings. Enjoy phenomenal amenities such as GUEST suites, MEETING room, GYM, ROOFTOP LAP POOL, HOT TUB, STEAM ROOM and FIRE PIT! MLS®10076659. $635,000. Ellen Churchill 250-863-9045

Lakeview Heights this one owner home has 5 or 6 bedrooms with 3 full baths, 3 fireplaces and over 5,000 finished square feet where you can spread out and enjoy the fantastic lake and vineyard views. This house sits on this large .44 acre with living areas facing south, south-east over Lake Okanagan. MLS®10076262. $649,900. Paige Guernsey 250-862-6464 www.kelownahomes.com

family home. Upgraded features include new roof and high efficiency furnace! The fully fenced and irrigated yard has an incredible 16 x 14 deck. Terrific family plan with eatin kitchen, sunken family room with gas fireplace and built-in cabinetry, formal living and dining room, and more. Tons of storage. A short walk, and you can find yourself at grocery stores, coffee shops, restaurants and more! MLS®10076811. $449,000. Jennifer Bregolisse 250-860-7500

sq. ft., 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, on .29 acres. The second floor living space features a living room with gas fireplace, plus formal dining room. A cozy family room with second gas fireplace. Master bedroom has it’s own private patio and 5-piece ensuite. Downstairs is a second large family room, the 3rd and 4th bedrooms plus full bathroom and extra storage. MLS®10076357. $679,000. For more information on Kelowna Real Estate call Jaime Briggs at 250-215-0015 or go to www.BriggsOnHomes.com

Open plan, kitchen with granite & maple cabinetry, gas fireplace, large master with ensuite, deck with partial lake view, storage, secured parking, heated Outdoor pool, whirlpool and gym. Great location along Beach Avenue. MLS®10076507. $359,000. Cecile Guilbault 250-212-2654 www.cecileguilbault.com

ft. Enter the large open foyer with tile floors that lead to the spacious bright living room with direct access to the deck and overlooking the patio with in-ground swimming pool. Attractive spacious kitchen. Unique bedrooms on the main level each feature full ensuites. The fully finished walk-out lower level features 2 bedrooms, full bathroom, games room and family room. This home has great B & B potential! MLS®. $675,000. Saverio Tumato 250-862-6911

Road. Spacious 3 bedroom, 1 bath on .41 acre surrounded by nature. Huge fenced yard is like having your own park! Great for children & pets. Newer roof, windows, doors & deck. School bus stops at your front door! Great for a vacation property too! Close to parks, boat launch, beaches and endless trials to hike, bike, quad & snowmobile! MLS®10076853. $234,900. Cathy Cherka 250-215-2956 www.cathycherka.ca

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District of Coldstream PRICED TO SELL, rare flat piece of land- 7.78 acres with R3 -multi family zoning, adjacent to the Ravencraig townhouse development MLS®10076466. $2,995,000. Larry Guilbault 250-826-2047

lights of Kelowna, and majestic mountains nearby. Have it all in your new home to be built on this re-sale lot priced well under the competition! Suitable for a rancher style home with a walk-out basement, you’re surrounded by parkland, and have the advantage of a cul-de-sac. The GST has already been paid so check and compare and start dreaming the dream today. MLS®10076118. $279,900. Paige Guernsey 250-862-6464 www.kelownahomes.com

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Parkinson rec, Glenmore Elementary and Golf, and a short jaunt to downtown, Kelowna International Airport and Orchard Park Shopping Center! This warm, newer townhome features main floor main floor master bedroom with gorgeous ensuite and walk-in closet, 2 bedrooms up with a huge vaulted loft space. There is a small, fully fenced yard and a single detached garage for secure parking and bike storage. MLS®10076820. $389,000. Jennifer Bregolisse 250-860-7500

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299 SANDPIPER COURT Located in Upper Mission’s Belcarra Estates on a quiet cul-de-sac. Over 3,200+

Spectacular lake views, large picture windows, sundeck, skylights and great pride of ownership make this Peachland home a great place to call home. Lots of nice big pictures at www.DaveCollins.ca MLS®10076682. $398,800. David Collins 250-870-1444

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Great 3 bedroom starter home for young couple with children, or for empty nesters, in a very desirable area of Glenmore. Situated on a large lot, with room for a double garage or workshop. New kitchen, bathroom, new flooring on the main floor and the downstairs bedroom and bath. Separate entrance for older kids, or guests. Save $$$ with the new, approved pellet stove. MLS®10076182. $379,500. Steve Tate 250-470-8070

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WEST KELOWNA. This ‘Jewel Box Rancher’ sparkles inside and out! Less than a year old it is loaded with over $45K in upgrades. 9ft. ceilings with crown moldings, Jaime Briggs brushed walnut hardwood floors, open concept ideal for entertaining. MLS®10076323. $344,000. Jaime Briggs. 250-215-0015

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#205- 709 HOUGHTON RD- $159,900

713 sq.ft. Great investment or 1st time buyer opp! 1 bed + den. Rentals allowed Close to UBCO. MLS®10071260. Call Jennifer Williamson 250-870-8118 or Darcy Nyrose 250-575-1946

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PEACHLAND. Wow! Fantastic New Price!!! Stunning panoramic lake views + 3 bedroom/2bathroom walkout rancher + NO YARD WORK = Fabulous Lifestyle. Better yet Dave this complex is right here in up and coming Peachland. Collins 250-870-1444 MLS®10066990 $429,900. David Collins.

KELOWNA. Your deluxe Quarry Ave. address! 2 story home with fully finished basement. 4 beds, plus large bonus room upstairs. Gorgeous treatments from the builder. Hardwood Christian floors, granite, stainless. All the finishing you expect from Kirschke the neighborhood MLS®10072935. $759,000. 250-863-2000 Christian Kirschke.

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WEST KELOWNA ESTATES. You will LOVE the fantastic lake views from the HUGE deck of this pristine home. 2 bed, 2 bath up and 1 bed, 1 bath legal suite on main floor. Open Cathy concept living, hardwood, s/s appliances and countless Cherko upgrades. MUST SEE! MLS®10071648. $525,000. 250-215-2956 Cathy Cherka.

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2071 sq.ft. End unit townhome. Finished basement. Granite countertops, SS appliances. Double attached garage MLS®10076487. Call Karen Mustard 250-300-3325 or Darcy Nyrose 250-575-1946

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PEACHLAND. Investor Alert! Developer Alert! Rare 4 a title offering of 4 adjoining properties in the heart of Peachland on 13th Avenue. Proposed uses are a senior care facility, Dave condo building or apartments. Prime flat building site on Collins 250-870-1444 the flats. MLS®10061290. $2,495,000. Dave Collins.

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WEST KELOWNA. Stunning views of Lake Green Bay, vineyards & mountain! Executive custom built 4 bdrm. 4285 sq ft walk out rancher set on .39 acre lot, private cul de sac. Amazing water feature & pond. Legal 1 bdrm inlaw suite w/patio access, triple garage. Lots of updating done. MLS®10070711. $980,000.

KELOWNA. Expansive views of the lake, mountains and city from this custom 2 storey walk out with walk out lower level. Private fenced .60 acre lot, mature landscaping and salt water pool. Engineered hickory hard wood floors, island kitchen, granite counters, bonus room. Fabulous view from the master bedroom. Triple garage MLS®10073046. $969,000.

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PEACHLAND. PRICED TO SELL! $30k below assessed value, big view, Big yard, great family home. Main floor, new paint, flooring. Enjoy the breathtaking view of Okanagan lake on Larry your huge deck, a must see. Call Larry 250-826-2047, won’t Guilbault 250-826-2047 last! MLS®10076800. $359,000. Larry Guilbault.

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PEACHLAND. Great lake view, Big lot, nice home to call your own. This 3 bedroom 3 bathroom home, beautifully landscaped is located on a quiet street with Larry backdrop of orchards, and Okanagan Lake. A MUST SEE. Guilbault 250-826-2047 MLS®10076450. $489,000. Larry Guilbault.

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KELOWNA. Central Location - One owner, spacious one bedroom one bathroom apartment. Great views of Sutherland Park and walking distance to all amenities. Huge enclosed deck/sun room/den. A must see! Covered parking stall with a large storage area. MLS®10061438 $204,900. John Mandoli and Brian Wright.

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KELOWNA. Quality custom built, expansive valley & city views. This unique huge home has the room for all your dreams. Potentially a Bed and Breakfast in the perfect central location for business, shopping or beaching. Or a 8 bedroom, huge den/office, 5 bathroom luxurious 5200+sf family home with a two bedroom nanny/guest suite complete with its own kitchen. MLS®10073283. $1,049,000. John Mandoli and Brian Wright.

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KELOWNA. Gorgeous Lake, City and Mountain views! Award winning San Marc custom homes designed this home to capture the never ending lakeviews. This exquisite home offers over 3700 square feet of luxury and quality. MLS®10076282. $1,195,000.

KELOWNA. Great family home on private lot backing onto a ravine & facing Okanagan Mountain Park. 4 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, fully finished walk-out basement with same quality of finish as main floor. Walking distance to new Elementary School. Triple garage (1 tandem bay) and plenty of storage. An exceptional family home in a beautiful Okanagan setting. MLS ®10076572. $690,000. 35

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KELOWNA. This lot is ready to build your dream home, steps away from the award winning Gallagher’s Golf Courses (clubhouse/village centre). Lot is suitable for a large Larry rancher. It’s the lifestyle that will draw you in, at Gallagher’s Guilbault 250-826-2047 Canyon. MLS®10075493. $165,000. Larry Guilbault.

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KELOWNA. Substantially renovated 2 bed/ 2 bath apartment in an awesome central location. This corner unit has a double enclosed balcony. Renovations include; new flooring, updated kitchen and bathrooms, newly painted. Build-in vac and covered parking. MLS®10066652. $229,900. John Mandoli and Brian Wright.

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KELOWNA. Incredible 4 bed/3 bath family home with room for toys and fun. Great private property with a spacious covered patio, play area for kids, fully fenced, inground heated pool with cabana and a double heated garage/shop. MLS®10068477. $599,900.

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KELOWNA. Prestigious gated Highpointe community! Home site is oversized and ready to build your dream home. Panoramic lake and city views! Borders parkland that offers miles of hiking trails. This community is minutes to the heart of Kelowna and area beaches! No time frame to build on this almost 3/4 acre lot. MLS®10075600. $270,000. John Mandoli 250-718-1864

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KELOWNA. Under construction! Modern contemporary design and styling. Main floor over 1400 sq.ft, upper floor 1096 sq.ft, lower level is unfinished but layout supports suite if desired. Open concept dining, kitchen and great room. 4 bedrooms with additional on plans in lower level. Oversized double garage. Fenced rear yard. MLS®10076247. $799,000.

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PEACHLAND. Wow! Fantastic New Price!!! Stunning panoramic lake views + 3 bedroom/2bathroom walkout rancher + NO YARD WORK = Fabulous Lifestyle. Better yet Dave this complex is right here in up and coming Peachland. Collins 250-870-1444 MLS®10066990 $429,900. David Collins.

KELOWNA. Your deluxe Quarry Ave. address! 2 story home with fully finished basement. 4 beds, plus large bonus room upstairs. Gorgeous treatments from the builder. Hardwood Christian floors, granite, stainless. All the finishing you expect from Kirschke the neighborhood MLS®10072935. $759,000. 250-863-2000 Christian Kirschke.

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WEST KELOWNA ESTATES. You will LOVE the fantastic lake views from the HUGE deck of this pristine home. 2 bed, 2 bath up and 1 bed, 1 bath legal suite on main floor. Open Cathy concept living, hardwood, s/s appliances and countless Cherko upgrades. MUST SEE! MLS®10071648. $525,000. 250-215-2956 Cathy Cherka.

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2071 sq.ft. End unit townhome. Finished basement. Granite countertops, SS appliances. Double attached garage MLS®10076487. Call Karen Mustard 250-300-3325 or Darcy Nyrose 250-575-1946

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PEACHLAND. Investor Alert! Developer Alert! Rare 4 a title offering of 4 adjoining properties in the heart of Peachland on 13th Avenue. Proposed uses are a senior care facility, Dave condo building or apartments. Prime flat building site on Collins 250-870-1444 the flats. MLS®10061290. $2,495,000. Dave Collins.

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WEST KELOWNA. Stunning views of Lake Green Bay, vineyards & mountain! Executive custom built 4 bdrm. 4285 sq ft walk out rancher set on .39 acre lot, private cul de sac. Amazing water feature & pond. Legal 1 bdrm inlaw suite w/patio access, triple garage. Lots of updating done. MLS®10070711. $980,000.

KELOWNA. Expansive views of the lake, mountains and city from this custom 2 storey walk out with walk out lower level. Private fenced .60 acre lot, mature landscaping and salt water pool. Engineered hickory hard wood floors, island kitchen, granite counters, bonus room. Fabulous view from the master bedroom. Triple garage MLS®10073046. $969,000.

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PEACHLAND. PRICED TO SELL! $30k below assessed value, big view, Big yard, great family home. Main floor, new paint, flooring. Enjoy the breathtaking view of Okanagan lake on Larry your huge deck, a must see. Call Larry 250-826-2047, won’t Guilbault 250-826-2047 last! MLS®10076800. $359,000. Larry Guilbault.

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PEACHLAND. Great lake view, Big lot, nice home to call your own. This 3 bedroom 3 bathroom home, beautifully landscaped is located on a quiet street with Larry backdrop of orchards, and Okanagan Lake. A MUST SEE. Guilbault 250-826-2047 MLS®10076450. $489,000. Larry Guilbault.

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KELOWNA. Central Location - One owner, spacious one bedroom one bathroom apartment. Great views of Sutherland Park and walking distance to all amenities. Huge enclosed deck/sun room/den. A must see! Covered parking stall with a large storage area. MLS®10061438 $204,900. John Mandoli and Brian Wright.

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KELOWNA. Quality custom built, expansive valley & city views. This unique huge home has the room for all your dreams. Potentially a Bed and Breakfast in the perfect central location for business, shopping or beaching. Or a 8 bedroom, huge den/office, 5 bathroom luxurious 5200+sf family home with a two bedroom nanny/guest suite complete with its own kitchen. MLS®10073283. $1,049,000. John Mandoli and Brian Wright.

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PEACHLAND. Semi-Lakeshore with stunning lakeview from this 2 bed, 2 bath unit in Lakeshore Gardens. Priced below assessment! Excellent location right next to elevators, Larry easy access, parking close, storage unit, very private view Guilbault of Okanagan Lake from deck. MLS®10072269. $429,000. 250-826-2047 Larry Guilbault.

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KELOWNA. Gorgeous Lake, City and Mountain views! Award winning San Marc custom homes designed this home to capture the never ending lakeviews. This exquisite home offers over 3700 square feet of luxury and quality. MLS®10076282. $1,195,000.

KELOWNA. Great family home on private lot backing onto a ravine & facing Okanagan Mountain Park. 4 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, fully finished walk-out basement with same quality of finish as main floor. Walking distance to new Elementary School. Triple garage (1 tandem bay) and plenty of storage. An exceptional family home in a beautiful Okanagan setting. MLS ®10076572. $690,000. 35

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KELOWNA. This lot is ready to build your dream home, steps away from the award winning Gallagher’s Golf Courses (clubhouse/village centre). Lot is suitable for a large Larry rancher. It’s the lifestyle that will draw you in, at Gallagher’s Guilbault 250-826-2047 Canyon. MLS®10075493. $165,000. Larry Guilbault.

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KELOWNA. Substantially renovated 2 bed/ 2 bath apartment in an awesome central location. This corner unit has a double enclosed balcony. Renovations include; new flooring, updated kitchen and bathrooms, newly painted. Build-in vac and covered parking. MLS®10066652. $229,900. John Mandoli and Brian Wright.

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KELOWNA. Incredible 4 bed/3 bath family home with room for toys and fun. Great private property with a spacious covered patio, play area for kids, fully fenced, inground heated pool with cabana and a double heated garage/shop. MLS®10068477. $599,900.

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KELOWNA. Prestigious gated Highpointe community! Home site is oversized and ready to build your dream home. Panoramic lake and city views! Borders parkland that offers miles of hiking trails. This community is minutes to the heart of Kelowna and area beaches! No time frame to build on this almost 3/4 acre lot. MLS®10075600. $270,000. John Mandoli 250-718-1864

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KELOWNA. Under construction! Modern contemporary design and styling. Main floor over 1400 sq.ft, upper floor 1096 sq.ft, lower level is unfinished but layout supports suite if desired. Open concept dining, kitchen and great room. 4 bedrooms with additional on plans in lower level. Oversized double garage. Fenced rear yard. MLS®10076247. $799,000.

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Employment

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking We require long and short haul US capable drivers. We are an Okanagan based company with dedicated suppliers and customers and require drivers to fill their orders. Our short haul drivers primarily service the US northwestern with dedicated runs available and are home regularly, our long hauls drivers service the southwestern US and are home on a weekly basis for resets. We offer: Dedicated Tractors, US Medical Coverage, Company Cell phones, Direct deposit pay with no holdbacks. Dedicated lanes. Rider Policy. All we need from you is US capabilities, border crossing experience and a professional attitude, Class 1 driver’s license and a clean abstract and are physically fit. Please fax or email your resume and abstract with US drivers in subject line to 250-546-0600 or email to parris@ricknickelltrucking.com No phones calls or walk in’s please.

Administration CAB Company requires a Full Time Assistant Manager with Supervisory & Marketing skills. Preferably Post Secondary education. Email resume to: kelownacabs@shaw.ca

Business Opportunities BLOSSOMS Fresh Fruit Arrangements. Low start up. Training. No royalties. Support. For info email:blossomskelowna@shaw.ca

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

HIGHWAY OWNER OPERATORS $3500 SIGNING BONUS Van Kam’s Group of Companies requires Highway linehaul Owner Operators based in our Kelowna terminal for runs throughout BC and Alberta. Applicants must have winter and mountain, driving experience/ training. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee benefits package.

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

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Must be able to have extended stays away from home. Up to 6 months. Must have valid AZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 with airbrake license and have previous commercial driving experience. Apply at:www.sperryrail.com, careers & then choose the FastTRACK Application.

Wanted Immediately 4 local drivers; We require 4 class 1 drivers for local work; Duties include local deliveries in and around the Okanagan area as well as switches. Must be willing and able to work rotating weekends. Must have own transportation and be reliable. Please fax resume with current abstract: 250-546-0600. Email parris@ricknickelltrucking.com no phone calls please.

Farm Workers AJAY Boparai Enterprises Ltd. requires orchard workers for thinning, pruning & picking 2 full-time @ $11/hr and up to 8 seasonal June-Nov @ $10.33/hr. Call 250-712-2247 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

Obituaries

GOODWIN, LILLIAN MAY (Maisie) On Friday, February 28, 2014 Maisie passed away peacefully in Sarnia, Ontario at age 93. Maisie was predeceased by her beloved husband Frank Goodwin(2006) and her eldest son, John(1996). Loving mother to Philip of Vancouver, Joy(Bill) Cafazzo of Camlachie, ON, Mark (Alice) of Kuala Lumpur, and Ruth (Terry) Lamb of Lake Country, BC. Maisie was the cherished grandmother to 18 grandchildren, located in 7 countries, and 15 great-grandchildren. In 1957 Maisie, Frank and family emigrated from England to Ontario. After Frank’s retirement in 1983 they moved to Vancouver where they enjoyed many happy years together. Their last years were spent in Lake Country with Maisie’s final year back in Sarnia. Maisie will be remembered for her fun-loving personality, wit, love of missions, music, letter writing, poetry, and hospitality. Funeral service took place at Trinity Anglican Church in Sarnia and a grave-side service and burial will take place Sunday, March 9 at 4:00 p.m. at Lake Country Cemetery. Remembrances and condolences may be expressed online to the family in “Maisie’s Guestbook” at mccormackfunerals.com

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HYDROVAC & VAC TRUCK OPERATOR KELOWNA, BC. Please fax resume & Drivers Abstract to:

Cabinetry Employee Required in Armstrong. Min 10 years experience in cabinetry, painting & installation. Fax 250-546-9155

EI CLAIM Denied? Need Help? 22 yrs experience as an EI Officer. Will prepare, present, reconsiderations & appeals. Call me before requesting reconsideration: Bernie Hughes, Toll Free at : 1-877-581-1122.

Farm Workers

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FARM SUPERVISOR TBA Farms Ltd. 3175 Smith Creek Rd. West Kelowna, BC V4T 1M7 is searching for a Farm Supervisor to work on a F.T. basis. $14-$15/hr 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

SUN City Cherries 4759 Lakeshore Rd Kelowna req’s Farm Labourers. Pruning, picking, packing, sorting and general farm work. Seasonal. 40hrs/wk minimum 7days/wk. $10.33/hr 10 positions starting March 1, 2014. 100 positions starting July 1st. Email resume: suncitycherriesjobs@shaw.ca

FARM WORKER TBA Farms Ltd 3175 Smith Creek Rd. West Kelowna,BC V4T 1M7 is searching for Farm workers to work on a FT seasonal basis. Duties include but are not limited to provide agricultural services related to vineyards, Orchard / Cellars; Orchard / Cellars related operations etc. $10.25- $10.50/hr No exp. req’d as farm worker. No formal education req’d. Accommodation & other benefits provided. Apply to: tbafarmsltd@hotmail.com

CAREER Style Receptionist wanted. Great attitude, friendly & outgoing. We can train. Please apply in person to: 1389 Ellis Street. Wednesday thru Saturday.

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Thank You The family of Ray McTavish would like to thank everyone for their expressions of sympathy. The cards, flowers, food, phone calls and also donations given to the BC Cancer Agency for 'Leukemia Research.' Your generosity and kindness will not be forgotten. Beryl McTavish & Family.

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FROM APRIL 2014 TO SEPTEMBER 2014 OKANAGAN TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL (OTDC), IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITY OF KELOWNA, HAS RECEIVED NEW FUNDING FROM SERVICE CANADA UNDER THE STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP FUND TO PROVIDE TRAINING AND WORK EXPERIENCE FOR 15 ABORIGINALS TO WORK IN AND AROUND KELOWNA ON PROJECTS FOR:

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Immediately to June 27, 2014 approximately Reporting to the Transportation Demand Management Coordinator, the incumbent is responsible for assisting in the coordination of the annual Biketo-Work Week event. Please see our website at www.vernon.ca for a complete job description and method of application. Closing date is March 11, 2014. Please quote competition # 12-COV-14.

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(Part-Time — Permanent) Reporting to the Manager, Recreation Services, this position is responsible for the day to day operation and maintenance of ice arenas. This job involves shift work including evenings and weekends. Assignments are received from a supervisor who checks the workmanship for conformance with recognized practices and procedures in arena operations. Please see our website at www.vernon.ca for a complete job description and method of application. Closing date is March 14, 2014. Please quote competition # 14-COV-14.

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EXPERIENCE AN ASSET; BUT SPECIFIC TRAINING IS PROVIDED DRIVER’S LICENSE AN ASSET: BUT NOT REQUIRED

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CONTACT: COREEN WESTBANK FIRST NATIONS EMPLOYMENT SERVICES 1900 QUAIL LANE, WESTBANK TEL: (250) 768-0227 EMAIL: cbernier@wfn.ca

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HARDWORKING EXPERIENCED LAWN CARE YARD WORKER. Able to prune and trim hedges etc. Full time seasonal work for the right person. Must have clean driving abstract. Pay based on qualifications Fax resume & Drivers abstract to: 250-765-2770 or Call: 250-862-0821. (No Drop in’s please)

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Capital News is looking for a person or persons with a reliable vehicle to deliver newspapers door to door in the Kelowna and Westside areas. Various sized routes on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Your papers would be dropped at your home early in the morning, and you would have the whole day to complete your deliveries.

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

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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 email: or 250-766-0813 jobs@coralbeach.ca

Seasonal Laborer positions at Coral Beach Farms Ltd, Lake Country. No experience necessary. Must have own transportation. Applicant must be capable of physically demanding work in all weather conditions. 6-7 days a week, 10-12 hours a day beginning approximately July 2, 2014. Work includes, but is not limited to, tree planting, pruning and irrigation. Pay $10.33/hour. Accommodation provided if required. Apply by fax at 250766-0813 or by email at: jobs@coralbeach.ca 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, Rut250-765-5267, area. land davesand her@live.ca

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TRUCKING

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GARAGE DOOR SERVICES

LAWN/ GARDENING

ABC

JOE’S QUALITY LAWN & GARDEN SERVICES

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

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PAINTING/DECORATING

www.PAINTSPECIAL.com 1.250.899.3163

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

1 color Formica Calacatta Marble .........

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Framing & Foundations Quality workmanship at reasonable rates. Free estimates

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

2 GIRLS ONE TRUCK

48” VANITY DEPTH COUNTERTOP BLOWOUT $

DCR Contracting

FRAMING

ELECTRIC

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

RETIRED CARPENTER

COUNTERTOPS

CONTRACTORS

Exp’d/certified/ins’d/lic’d yard & flowerbed clean-ups; weekly lawn mowing; small trees, hedges & shrub pruning. Also aerating and dethatching.

778-215-1956 or 250-448-2379

RENOVATIONS

AFFORDABLE PAINTING

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

250-863-9830 or 250-768-1098

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

Deck & Rail 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

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WELDING METAL FABRICATION LTD.

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

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Employment

Employment

Services

Services

Services

Services

Merchandise for Sale

Help Wanted

Trades, Technical

Financial Services

Electrical

Moving & Storage

$500 & Under

HIRING in Fort St John, BC. EXPERIENCED MILL ELECTRICIANS. Wage up to $50/hr. Housing & Benefits. Shift-7days on/ 7off. Email resume: tom@fsjelec.com or fax 250-630-2114 Ph: 250-2634350

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

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.

Accounting/Tax/ Bookkeeping

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 DAN-MEL MOVING SERVICES Local & long distance 4 ton 250-215-0147, 250-766-1282 U1ST - MOVING 2 ton. Prices starting at $65/hr. Call 250859-8362. 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 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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Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Advertising Representative The award winning Capital News has an opportunity for an Advertising Representative that is a result-oriented individual who enjoys working independently. Candidates for this position will possess the ability to develop new business and create strong marketing programs for our print and online publications. The winning candidate will be a team player that is organized, competitive and driven to help clients develop their marketing strategies. You have built your career on relationships and understand the importance of consulting with clients about their objectives and developing solutions that help them achieve their goals. Our environment is fast-paced and no two days are the same. A valid drivers license and a vehicle in good working condition is required for this position. The Capital News is delivered every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday to over 46,000 homes in the Central Okanagan. We are a part of the Black Press family, Canada’s largest independent newspaper group with over 150 community, daily and urban papers located in BC, Alberta, Washington State, Hawaii and Ohio.

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

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

Cleaning Services EXPERIENCED house cleaner will clean weekly or biweekly in the Kelowna area. Bondable. Ref’s avail., if desired. Carol 250-860-4011. O.C.D. ( : Okanagan Cleaning Divas : ) Extreme attention to detail Over 20 years of experience Residential / move in/outs / post construction. You will be amazed how O.C.D. we are!!! $25/hr. Call LOLA: 250878-1599 WILL do all cleaning. $23/hr. Also - office / evenings / property mgmnt. 250-765-8500

Contractors 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.

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

Electrical ALAN Dignam Electric. Resid/ Comm., Service Calls, Reno’s, Upgrades. Lic’d, Bonded & Insured. Alan: 250-808-6595 PANEL Pro Electric. Panel upgrades, Mobile home Cert. Lic/Ins. Dennis, 250-878-6634

Fruit & Vegetables

Garage Door Services 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

KATH’S YARD CARE. SPRING CLEAN UP & Raking Leaves. Call (250)212-7003

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 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

Landscaping EX Orchardist will prune your trees and shrubs. Call (778)214-6611

Machining & Metal Work

Pets & Livestock

Free Items

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

Pet Services

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

2 Coats Any Colour

Merchandise for Sale

Auctions

Firewood/Fuel

HUGE AUCTION - MASSIVE INVENTORY OF FLOORING UNRESERVED - Equipment, forklift, tools, displays, racking, more - SAT. March 15th 2207 48th Ave., Vernon - 10 AM - Advance viewing 8 AM or view online @ www.westernstarauctions.com

FIR Firewood. Delivered. Full size pick up. $150/load. Dave (778)-480-1173, 250-878-5710

$100 & Under

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

3 Rooms For $299, (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls. Cloverdale Premium Quality Paint. NO PAYMENT, until job is completed!

RooďŹ ng & Skylights GERMAN MASTER ROOFER. Free estimate. BBB Member Call Steffen, 250-863-8224 OK Roofing All repairs, maint., & re-roofs. Warranty on all work. Free Est., 878-1172 RYDER Roofing Ltd. ‘From a hole in your roof to a whole new roof.’ Call: 250-765-3191

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

Nitro RUBBISH & Tree Removal. Call 250-575-0196

Sundecks

Fruit & Vegetables

ANTIQUE Pulsar radio & disc player, $20. 250-762-3468 BIG step walk exerciser, $45. 250-762-3468 COLLECTION of china wear, last 50 years, $99. 250-7623468 FOR that man cave! Good working condition fridge. $50. 250-766-4550 FURNACE Filters, 3M, Size: 14x25, $10. 250-764-1941. MOVING. Med size deep feeze. $50. 250-766-4550 OAK ent centre, $25. 250762-3468 PATIO/DECK BBQ. Twist on tank, $30. 250-762-3468

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

Heavy Duty Machinery

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

Tree Services

$200 & Under

Medical Supplies

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

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

Weddings

Weddings

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

To place an ad...call the Kelowna Capital News

Misc. for Sale

250-763-7114

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

HAZELDELL ORCHARDS Apple Juice For Sale 5 Litre Boxes 3 Varieties

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.

Call: 250-862-4997 for pick-up

Garage Sales

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CENTRAL, SPCA (Aux) Sale, Saturday, Mar 8, 10am-1pm. Lunch, White Elephant, Books, Linen, Clothes, Jewellery & Baking. Donations of Sale Items Appreciated. First United Church, 721 Bernard Ave. (All Donations for our sales can still be taken to shelter)

FREE PALLETS

(1) 250-899-3163

WWW.PAINTSPECIAL.COM

“Local Produce at Your Doorstep�

Garage Sales

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: Loveseat recliner, blue. Upholstered swivel chair, blue. 250-762-3468

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

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

Fresh From the Fields

SINGER 360 Knitting machine punchcard-ribber many attachments- books $450., Connair professional steamer, 1500w, $50. 1 (250)832-4399

DOGWORKS Puppy Kindergarten April 1st. Also Private Lessons, Dog Sitting & Dog Hikes. Kathy 250-317-1288

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

Reply in confidence with resume by March 14, 2014 attention: Karen Hill 2495 Enterprise Way Kelowna, BC V1X 7K2 Fax: 250-862-5275 Email: khill@kelownacapnews.com No phone calls please.

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Painting & Decorating

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

WinďŹ eld Sat & Sun Mar 8 & 9 9am-3pm 111-58 Dakaota Rd LRG Moving Sale -dishes hobby garage tools furn patio set TV stand, lounger & More

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BEAUTIFUL Bakers table w/matching coffee table, solid wood, from Ashley Furniture, $150/bth obo. 2 small custom made solid oak coffee tables, $65/bth obo. Pot belly elec FP, nice flame, $70. Black bar fridge, $70. BBQ, 40,000btu’s w/side burners, 5yrs old, Broil King, incl 1 propane bottle, $300 obo. 30 packing boxes, S/M/L & 3 wardrobe boxes w/bar. All items like new. Call 250-768-0500 FITNESS equipment repairs, all models, new/used. Charge by hour. Call 250-215-4452 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper? IPHONE CASE Brand new, never used Iphone 5 Lifeproof.Multiple colors. Asking $15.00. 250-549-1489 or text 250-306-8489 for details.


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Merchandise for Sale

Misc. for Sale

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

Misc. Wanted 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

For Sale By Owner

Merchandise for Sale

Friday,March March7,7,2014 2014 Capital Capital News NewsC Friday,

Real Estate Lots

Homes for Rent

Suites, Lower

DT Kelowna, clean 3bd home, full bsmnt, carport, 4appl. Clean, mature, responsible people pref. NP, refs, $1200. Avail March 15. 250-765-1520

LARGE 1bd suite near airport. Incl hydro, wifi, shared laundry.$900.Aprl 1. 250-765-4868

AA Auto Recycler’s. Scrap Cars/Metal. Will pay for some cars. Call Scott 250-558-8855

Suites, Upper

FIND A FRIEND

Real Estate

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

Houses For Sale AFFORDABLE LUXURY BETTER THAN NEW. Completely redone beauty, over 2100 sq ft on one level. Many features not found in an new home in this price range. 9 new app. 4 rooms with fireplaces, huge birch kitchen, hardwood and tile flooring, built in wall to wall entertainment centre, huge garage, lots of parking. Country setting, Vernon area. Compare value, you won’t be disappointed. $479,900. 403540-2991

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.

Okanagan OKANAGAN APPLE ORCHARD

13+/acres, 2 homes, minutes to downtown Kelowna. www.marcaubin.ca

1-888-212-0166

For Sale By Owner

TO BOOK YOUR AD

Mobile Homes & Parks

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 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 THE CONSERVATORY

Upscale Condos Conveniently Located.

Units ranging from 1bd & 1bath to 2bd, 2.5bath + den. (778)484-5847

info@kelownaconservatory.com

CENTRE of Kelowna. New affordable lux 1&2bd, 5appls, ug prking, NS/NP. 250-763-6600. www.rentcentrepoint.com

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

Mobile Homes & Pads VACANT lot for your mobile home in West Kel. Avail March 6. Lot size 42. Family section. Reasonable rent, no pets. Call site manager, 250-768-8301 or Bayside Property Services 1-866-867-5760

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

Phone: 250-765-2740 Cell: 250-861-0564

FOR SALE BY OWNER SPECIAL Save on Real Estate Fees! Limited time offer!! Buy 2 weeks, get 30% off the 2nd week

ONLY $69.99 plus HST

1 col x 2” size with or without picture for 3 insertions(1 week) (Reg Price $196.25)

Call your classified representative today!

250-763-7114

Auto Financing

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

250-763-7114

Open House: Thurs-Sun, 1pm-4pm

Transportation

Sporting Goods

3BD. Lwr. flr. Rutland, NS 4appl., deck & strge, cent. air, $1070 incl. utils., Avail Apr 1st 250-762-3560, 250-765-7927 MARCH 2bdrm, 1 bath, Duplex. Upper. Ok Mission, Quiet area, 4 Appliances, $920 NS, NP. DD. Call 250-764-4786 or 250-801-1797

10 min. to Airport, UBCO & Orchard Park Mall. 2,400 sqft. Walkout Rancher, 4 bdrms, 2bath, 2 fireplaces, N/G, Fortis, City/Irrg. water, on sewer. Acreage suitable for: vineyard, winery, orchard, agri-tourism, hobby farm.

Rentals

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

Duplex / 4 Plex

4.69 VIEW ACREAGE 1460 Gibson Rd.

Rentals

Licensed Intermediate Care Facility for 8 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!

Legal Notices

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

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

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Transportation

Auto Accessories/Parts

Cars - Domestic

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

AUTOMOTIVE SPECIAL Limited time offer!! Buy 2 weeks, get 30% off the 2nd week

ONLY $59.99 plus HST

1 col x 2” size with or without picture for 3 insertions (1 week) (Reg. price $196.25)

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

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

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

Call your classified representative today!

250-763-7114

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

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

Suites, Lower 2BD bsmt suite, utils incl, Kelowna S. area, Avail April 1 $800. 250-470-9384 after 5pm 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 2 lrg, furn’d 2bdrm, gr level entry. Like new, NS, NK, NP. Prefer mature, single woman or working couple, $800 including utils. (250)768-8712 DEAL! Furn 1bdrm for handyman car ref’s Yard & cat care. Prefe’dRetired/working/student Westbank (250)768-9512

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

WILL buy your unwanted vehicles, running or not call 250878 8456. Leave a message and we will call you back. ANYWHERE in southern BC.

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

Legal Notices

Towing

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

Trucks & Vans

2006 GMC 3500 CC dually, 4x4 auto, 6L, flat deck with hidden 5th wheel 137K. $10,750. obo. 250-307-3170

Legal

Legal Notices

Refund Policy Our ads are non-refundable when booked for less than 4 weeks (12 issues), when cancelling a 4 week ad you will be refunded in weekly increments only, calculated at the appropriate discount level. Refunds not available for 1/2 price promotion.

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LEGALS AND TENDERS Under the terms of the Warehouseman’s Lien Act, Goods and Personal Property of the persons listed below, deposited at National Storage have been seized due to nonpayment of storage rent and will be sold at Public Auction on March 12, 2014, held by Cody Auction at 134-1135 Stevens Road, West Kelowna, BC V1Z 2S8 to recover costs for unpaid storage. Sara Black P3032, Brent Loewen P2006, Lorelei Fay Rey Hipolito P3018.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: THE ESTATE OF ROGER DENNIS WATTS, DECEASED, formerly of 414 Herbert Heights Road, Kelowna BC. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Roger Dennis Watts are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executors at 434 Glenwood avenue, Kelowna BC V1Y 5M1 on or before April 4, 2014, after which date the Executors will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executors then have notice. Roger Stewart Watts and sandra Lee Watts, Executors c/o Geoffrey W. White, Solicitor GEOFFREY W. WHITE LAW CORPORATION 434 Glenwood Avenue Kelowna BC V1Y5M1

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er must pay all wages in Canadian currency.” That’s just about as plain a direction to B.C.’s employers as you could ask for—pay your employees in bucks, not bitcoins. Statutorily speaking, a bitcoin isn’t worth a wooden nickel.

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Century 21 Real Estate LLC has raised approximately $2.4 million US in 2013 across North American in support of Easter Seals. This donation is about 10 per cent higher than in the previous year, and brings the total contributions to Easter Seals by Century 21 franchisees and agents since 1979 to over $108 million US. This past year, the Kelowna Century 21 Assurance Realty Ltd was among the top eight fundraisers for Easter Seals in North America. “We are really pleased to achieve this level of success with our fundrais-

ing efforts for B.C. Easter Seals,” said MyraPark, partner and managing broker of the Century 21 Assurance Realty Ltd. office in Kelowna. “Together with managing broker Kim Heizmann and the rest of the team in Vernon, we are working hard to make even more of an impact with our inaugural Easter Seals Splash of Colour Family Fun Run/Walk happening on April 19.” A generous donation of chocolate by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and sponsorship by Safeway will ensure that the Splash of Colour Run is a true Easter celebra-

tion, Park says. Splash of Colour registration is open to individuals or teams. The registration fee is $35 per person, or fundraise a minimum $50 and your registration fee is waived. Both Kelowna and Vernon events also require a large number of volunteers to help out on the day. Details and online registration to participate and/or volunteer is available at www.splashofcolour.ca. Easter Seals Splash of Colour replaces the previous Easter Seals 24 Hour Relay held in Kelowna, but still continues to support Easter Seals Camp Winfield.

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According to the Associated Press, a “coalition of virtual currency companies said Mt. Gox went under after secretly racking up catastrophic losses. The exchange had imposed a ban on withdrawals earlier this month. By Tuesday, its website returned only a blank page.” There were published reports that $350 million worth of bitcoins had been stolen over several years as a result of flaws in its payment software. The AP also reported that “Mt. Gox’s origins are rooted in fantasy instead of finance. The service originally specialized in trading colourful cards featuring mythical wizards and derives its name from a game. The initials stand for, ‘Magic: The Gathering Online Exchange.’” Yikes. Colourful cards featuring magical wizards? I’m imagining currency displaying a picture of Voldemort, which  in Canada would quickly come to be referred to as a “Voldie.” In any event, there are now reports of employers seeking to pay their employees in bitcoins. In Poland, web developer EL Passion announced: “After much interest in the company about bitcoin and crypto-currencies in general, we’ve decided to provide our employees with the choice of having their salaries paid in bitcoin.” Apparently, the employees embraced the concept and over half indicated an interest in participating. In Australia, 21st Century Media and Education Group of Companies has commenced paying some of its employees’ salary in bitcoin. 21st Century also happens to be the parent company for 21st Century Bitcoin Exchange, so it’s no surprise the company has agreed to pay employees in the digital currency. In the U.S., www. coindesk.com/companies/bitpay, the world’s largest digital currency payment processor, has released its https://bitpay.

com/bitcoin-payroll-api” \t “_blank” Bitcoin Payroll API, which allows employers to pay employees in bitcoin. After receiving requests from its own employees, all of whom are paid to some extent in bitcoin, BitPay decided to develop the payroll application for others to use as well. Here in British Columbia, our Employment Standards Act is explicit on the topic of currency. Section 20 of the Act (“How Wages Are Paid”) states that “An employ-

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Spotlight the floor in affordable way Think about the first thing you notice when stepping into a room—do you glance at the floor like most of us? This would make the floor in any décor imperative to that first impression. While keeping up with the trends can be expensive, there are new and emerging ideas that can help homeowners make meaningful changes without breaking the bank. Armed with ideas and the right tools, a newly painted floor could be the most affordable—and the easiest—décor update this spring. One of the decorating trends emerging in 2014 is the pattern design. A number of companies have been developing durable and long lasting floor paints, including a new hybrid called “FloorGuard.” Canadian manufacturer, Para Paints says it features the durability of an oil base, but gives you the

easy, water cleanup of a latex paint. “It is a premium quality, low VOC, high-gloss floor paint which is perfect for heavily trafficked areas,” said Gary Belfall, senior brand manager and spokesperson for the company. With the sophistication of these new floor paints, consumers are becoming more creative with their décor ideas, whether it’s implementing the highly coveted chevron pattern made popular in fashion, or using oversized stencils (which can be made from large pieces of cardboard) to create a custom look. “Finding inspiration has never been easier thanks to social media,” Belfall said. “So as you begin, invest a little time in following the Pinterest boards of your favourite decorators and companies—including Para Paints, which has some beautiful ideas for painting your way to a new

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Patch holes with wood filler and repair all broken/ rotten areas. Sand down the surface so it is ready to be primed.

To fully cover the wood knots, apply a coat of appropriate primer directly overtop so they won’t bleed through the final layer of paint. Once all of the knots are covered, lightly sand

them and prime the entire surface. Use a paint roller to cover large surfaces. Make sure your floors are completely dry before removing painter’s tape or stencils.

Assessing the impact of CMHC premium increases The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation announced last week the cost of mortgage default insurance on high ratio mortgages will increase in May. High ratio mortgages are for people who can’t make a 20 per cent down payment on a house. Mortgage default insurance guarantees the mortgage by protecting the lender should the homeowner be unable to continue the required payments, so the federal government backstops against the loan not being paid. At the moment, there is close to $1-trillion in real estate mortgages backed by Ottawa.

This insurance also provides the lender with the flexibility to offer you the same competitive rates available to home buyers with a larger down payment. But beginning in May, the cost will increase about 15 per cent for owner occupied traditionally qualified mortgages. The CHMC insurance mortgage premiums currently range from .5 to 2.75 per cent of the mortgage amount based on the down payment. That will increase to .6 to 3.15 per cent in May. These mortgage premiums are paid out once and added to the principal balance of the mort-

gage. As an example, under the old system a borrower would have an insurance premium of $6,875 added to a mortgage of 250,000. Under the new system, that premium will increase by 1,000. On a typical 25 year mortgage at 3.5 per cent, you can expect to pay about $5 more per month. Premiums saw a larger increase for the self employed who do not have the traditional methods of income qualification. These mortgages are considered a larger risk and require a minimum of 10 per cent down. Those premiums jump from

current premiums of .9 to 5.45 per cent to 1.75 to 8.05 per cent. The premium on a $250,000 mortgage in this case would jump from $13,625 to $20,125, a larger increase due to anticipated risk. The increases are not intended to curb housing sales and won’t affect existing high ratio mortgages already in place. Of Prime Interest is a collaboration of mortgage professionals Trish Balaberde (250-470-8324); Darwyn Sloat (250-718-4117); Kristin Rosdal (250-878-3007); and Christine Hawkins (250-8262001). www.kelownahomemortgages.ca

Optimism seen in property sales increase The Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board reported February sales activity of all MLS property types were up eight per cent compared the same month in 2013. “For the most part, the housing market in the Okanagan-Shuswap continues to strengthen and maintain a ‘steady as she goes’ trend although February dampened somewhat compared to January’s significant year-overyear gains,” said Karen Singbeil, the OMREB president and a Shuswap area realtor. “While the North Okanagan posted the most improvement in January over sales levels that were at a cyclical low at this time last year, activity slipped in February with home sales pulled back and snowy conditions deterring potential buyers—as was also reflected by most markets in the province.  “However, the Central Okanagan and Shuswap zones did improve marginally over 2013 with the Shuswap posting the strongest unit sales, while the sale of a number of higher end properties during the month resulted in a temporary bump up in average residential prices for the Central Okanagan.” The lagging economy and anaemic job creation from 2013 has spilled over into the first quarter of 2014 and impacted consumer demand for housing, but employment is expected to gain momentum during the second half of the year and spur growth in B.C. markets, Singbeil noted. As jobs and real estate prices continue to rise in Alberta, recreation and investment property buyers could return to the Okanagan this summer and mirror the activity that has already begun on Vancouver Island. “Heading into the spring market, we are hopeful buying activity will pick up as the weather improves and consumer confidence is spurred by the continuation of low long-term interest rates,” Singbeil said. “Despite declining inventory and some sellers remaining on the sidelines, buyers still have adequate inventory with a good selection of properties to choose from in our (OMREB) area. “This can be a challenge for sellers so they must be aware of the competition for buyers, set an attractive list price and be willing to negotiate for the best offer.  “Market conscious and competitive home sellers understand that proper pricing remains critical so they are sharpening their pencils and seeing results. “ Singbeil points out that OMREB’s three market areas are diverse so sales activity tends to vary among property types zone-by-zone and month-by-month with ups and downs at different times and locations. “In order to fully understand the overall picture of the current residential market in our board area, it is important to look at prices within property types and sale price trends within different price points.”

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