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COMMUNITY Renee Hartwell dedicates ride to her uncle Jim Page 6

ENTERTAINMENT Crimson Tine Players present ‘Our Town’ Page 1 & 11


Kokanees do well in at Penticton swim meet Page 9

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The Similkameen

Volume 65 Issue 23

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

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Princeton donates $5k for children

The fundraiser initiated by Shannon White of Princeton brought in over $5,000 for BC Children’s Hospital Lisa Carleton

As a way of giving back to those who helped her family, Shannon White of Princeton initiated a fundraiser to raise funds for BC Children’s Hospital. Due to the generosity of local individuals and businesses the fundraiser included the chance for those who donated to win prizes. On Saturday, May 31 just before she was to leave for the Miracle Weekend on Global television, Shannon stopped in at Valley First Credit Union to choose the winners. As of Saturday, funds raised for B.C. Children’s Hospital amounted to $5076.89. The online donations and donations made during Shannon’s participation during Miracle Weekend have yet to be totalled. A very excited Cayden, (Shannon’s five year old grandson) said, “we’re giving prizes to help the kids to feel better!” With that statement, Shannon, assisted by Leslie Edwards and Cayden, went on to draw the prize winners. Amanda Jean Whitlaw - Cool Beans Coffee; Theresa Antonick - Cindy’s Day Spa; Destiny Earle - Flowers In Motion; Sylvia Potter - Sweet Sensations; John Sandness - Cooper’s Foods; Jason Earle - Flowers In Motion; Vesper - Subway;


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Princeton’s Crimson Tine Players entertained the town with Thornton Wilder’s Our Town at the Riverside Centre Theatre on May 29 through 31. The play is set in turn-of-the-century Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, depicting the daily lives of a small town.

‘Our Town’ comes to our town Carla Clark

Similkameen Spotlight

The Crimson Tine Players’ performance of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town was presented at the Riverside Centre May 29 to 31st. This production showcased Princeton’s impressive diversity of talent. Set in turn-of-the-century New England, the performance sets up the audience to create for themselves, their own image of Grover’s Corners. The original script was written with few props and a nearly bare stage. The ladder scene was especially poignant in its simplicity. The ladders, being the hallmark of the play, leave the audi-

ence to engage their imaginations in order to visualize each scene. The uncluttered stage was off-set by the complexity of those who reside in Grover’s Corners - their ups, their downs, their laughter and their tears. All three acts are narrated by the ever-present, dapper, watch-fob-vested frontman, Derek Hodgson, the stage manager (and wedding minister). Hodgson’s character walks you through each scene, detailing the very essence of the play, bringing the production together as a whole. As the play progresses, the audience continues to get the gist of what this unassuming little town is experiencing, delving into it’s daily lives and eventual future. 


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COMMUNITY CALENDAR Arts SHIRLEY’S ART CLASSES: Wednesday & Thursday Call Shirley at 250-295-4076 GARDEN CLUB: Meets second Tuesday of every month, 1 PM, Seniors Branch 30. Call Doreen @ 250-295-1577 ARTS COUNCIL: Meets at Noon on the third Wednesday of the month. Everyone Welcome! Contact Marjorie Holland, Pres., 250-2956718 or Joann Gabriel, Sec., 250-2953361 for location. General meetings quarterly as announced. BUNCHGRASS QUILTERS Meet 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month at the Riverside Centre from 10 - 3 p.m.. Everyone Welcome! Contact Sharon 250295-4194 or Rosemary 250-295-6511 PRINCETON POTTERS GUILD, RIVERSIDE POTTERY STUDIO: Access to the potter’s wheel or hardwork, workshop opportunities, group projects. Call Sue for more info or to join. 250295-0527 PRINCETON TRADITIONAL MUSIC SOCIETY: The Princeton Traditional Music Society puts on the Traditional Music Festival each year in August, featuring traditional music from many places. The three-day festival is free and run entirely by volunteers. The 100+ musicians and dancers also offer their talents for free. If you would like to help out with the festival, please contact Jon or Rika @ 250-295-6010 Community: INTERESTED IN CHRISTIAN MEDITATION? For people who want to learn to pray with great simplicity, for people who would be willing to get to know Jesus who loves each of us immensely, for people who are at a dead end, for people who want to get to know themselves, for people who want to make a new beginning! We can go to God together and it’s free! Call me: Fr. Harry Clarke at 250295-3541. PRINCETON LIBRARY: Tuesdays: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m./ 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Wednesdays: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Fridays: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Saturdays: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. PRINCETON MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES: 167 Vermilion Avenue 250-295-7588 WELCOME WAGON! Are you a new to Princeton? If so, we have information regarding local, civic, community services and facilities. We also have gifts for you from local merchants and businesses. Call 1-866856-8442 HOSPITAL AUXILIARY: Meets second Monday of every month, 1:00 p.m. Hospital Board Room. For info., Call Doreen @ 250-295-1577 PRINCETON and DISTRICT COMMUNITY SKILLS CENTRE SOCIETY: Meetings are held quarterly on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. HEDLEY LIBRARY HOURS: A reminder that the Library is open every Thurs. from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and is located at the OAPO Hall on Scott Ave. HEDLEY OAPO: 3rd Monday of every month regular general meetings - Everyone welcome to come. SENIORS BRANCH #30 POT LUCK SUPPER: Last Friday of every month, 5:30 p.m. Seniors Centre. Members can invite a guest. MEMBERS ONLY POOL TOURNAMENT: Last Tuesday of every month at the Senior’s Centre. 10:00 am WHIST & CRIB: (Seniors Branch #30) First Saturday of each month at 1 PM. Coffee & refreshments included. Everyone welcome. VERMILION FORKS PRINCETON O.A.P.O. BRANCH #185: Regular meetings second Friday of every month at 2 p.m.. Pot luck supper every third Friday at 5:00 p.m.


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ELKS AND ROYAL PURPLE COUNTRY STORE: Friday’s 11 - 6 and Saturday’s 10 - 3. Table rentals available. For info. Contact Doris Driver at 250-295-3518. Lunch available.

GRANITE CREEK PRESERVATION SOCIETY: Meet the third Thursday of every month at 1:00 p.m. in the Princeton Museum Archive Room (upstairs). Everyone is welcome!

VISIT WITH YOUR MLA Visit MLA Jackie Tegart at the Princeton Town Hall: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. JA SCHOOL & COMMUNITY GARDEN: New members invited to volunteer as “garden angels”attend committee meetings and garden their own plots. Phone Sandra 250-295-3779, Sharon 250-295-4080 or JAE School 250295-6727 CINDY PAROLIN SAFE HOMES PROGRAM: Princeton and area, crisis intervention, emotional support, information, legal strategies and safe shelter in cases of abuse against women in relationships. Call the 24 hour women’s crisis line at 250-295-8211 for confidential services. MONDAY NIGHT BRIDGE: @ Riverside Centre 7 - 9:30. Knowledge of bridge necessary. Call Gail @ 250295-0171 Health PRINCETON COMMUNITY HEALTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE (CHAC): Meets third Tuesday of every month at 7 PM at Town Hall. PRINCETON HEALTH ACTION COMMITTEE: Regular public meetings first Wednesday of every month at 7 PM at the BPO Elks Lodge. CANCER SUPPORT GROUP FOR WOMEN: If interested in attending, please call: Barb 250-295-4050 or Del 250-295-3266 TOPS: (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) chapter meets at Riverside Wellness Centre every Thursday. Weigh-in-Time 8:30 AM Meeting 9:00–10:00 AM. For more information please contact Lynda 250295-3658 or Myrna 250-295-7272 Visit COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS: Group helps bereaved parents. Will meet as needed. Call Shirley Haker at 250295-3607. CRISIS LINE: You can call us 24 hours a day, everyday, and your call is confidential and anonymous. The crisis line is 250-493-6622. Or call collect from locations within the South Okanagan Similkameen: (250)493-6622. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: Meet Friday In Tulameen at 7:30 p.m. at Library call 250-295-7005 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: Tuesdays @ 7:30 p.m. Arbor House. Thursdays @ 7:30 p.m. Baptist Church. Old Hedley road. Contacts: Fred 250295-7272 or Marena 250-295-7663 NEW LADIES AL-ANON MEETING: Are you concerned about someone’s drinking? Mondays; noon - 1 p.m. @ Riverside Wellness Centre. Contact Central Referral @1-604-688-1716 NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS: Meet’s every Wednesday & Sunday at the Info Centre in Chamber Basement 7:30 P.M. Phone 1-877-234-5809 Club Notes: FREEMASONRY: FOR MEN OF GOOD CHARACTER: Freemasonry has been active in B.C. for over 130 years. It is a fraternity open to men of all races and religions. If you are of good character and want more information, please contact: The Secretary Similkameen Lodge #95 A.F.. & A.M. C/O Box 174 Princeton, BC V0X 1W0 PRINCETON LIONS CLUB: Regular dinner meetings the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month @ The Chamber of Commerce at 6:30 p.m. ROYAL PURPLE: Meetings first and third Tuesdays 7:30 PM, Princeton.

SEARCH AND RESCUE TRAINING SESSIONS: Meetings will be held on the first and third Tuesday of every month. Call Arnie Powell at 250-295-6759 for more information.

ELKS: Meetings every second and fourth Sunday, 2 PM.

LITTLE FOLKS NURSERY SCHOOL: Meetings are every third Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at LFNS. 250-295-3083

PRINCETON PERFORMING ARTS: Meet first Tuesday of each month @ 7 p.m. in Riverside Theatre. Contact Derek @ 250-295-3037

PRINCETON LEGION BRANCH #56: Reminds all veterans that the D.V.A. Now makes home visits. For more info. Phone 250-295-6060

ELKS AND ROYAL PURPLE: Joint meeting and pot luck supper every third Saturday at 5:30 PM.

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION: General meeting held on the third Sunday of each month at 1:00 PM.

PRINCETON LADIES AUXILIARY LEGION BRANCH 56: Meet 2nd Tuesday of the month @ Legion Hall at 7:00 p.m. HEDLEY MUSEUM: General Meeting, meets the 2nd Monday of each month. 6 p.m. @ The Hedley Museum THE PRINCETON RIFLE AND REVOLVER CLUB: INDOOR SHOOTING RANGE Juniors & Seniors meet at 7 p.m.. every Wednesday at the Family Centre (behind the legion). Phone 250295-6150. VERMILION FORKS FIELD NATURALISTS: Group meets second Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m. at the Riverside Centre. Public welcome. OTTER VALLEY FISH & GAME: Meeting’s 3rd Thursday of each month at noon in the Club House. VERMILION TRAILS SOCIETY: Meets at the Chamber Basement on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. For more info: Contact kvrrider@ New Members welcome! PXA MEETING: Held on the third Tuesday of each month. 7 p.m., at the Princeton PXA Grounds. New Members welcome! PRINCETON FISH & GAME: Princeton Fish and Game Association, meet the second Wednesday of the Month at the Princeton Library, contact Al Lay 250-295-0250. PRINCETON RACING DAYS ASSOCIATION: Meets the third Thursday of the month in the office at Sunflower Downs (PXA Grounds) at 6:30 p.m. PRINCETON & DISTRICT FALL FAIR ASSOCIATION: Meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month in the office at the PXA Grounds at 6:30 p.m. PRINCETON ROTARY CLUB: Meets every Tuesday @ 12 p.m. Heartland Restaurant (dining room). For more info. Call Judy @ 250-295-0217. New members welcome! COPPERHILL LANES: YBC Bowling Saturday 10 AM. Club 55. Men’s, Ladies and Mixed bowling leagues. Call 250-295-6500 for more information.


The Copper Mountain family bids farewell to one of their own Lisa Carleton

A young father was persistent and determined to acquire a good job to support his family. He made trip after trip to the Similco Mine, only to be constantly told there was no work. Not giving up, Art Pratico bundled up his young son Rick and went to visit the mine manager at his home. Art told the manager that he was mature and that he (the manager) would not regret hiring him. Art was hired as a labourer soon after. That was in 1972 and he was 23 years old. Art continued to work at Similco, working his way up through the ranks while he and his wife Linda raised their two children; Rick and Shelly. In 1988 with the closure of Similco, the company whisked Art and family away to Houston, B.C. where Art continued his career with Huckleberry Mines, eventually working his way to management. When Art heard about Copper Mountain opening in Princeton—he wanted to come back in the worst way. In 2010 he and Linda returned to home Princeton where Art worked as Mine Operations manager until shortly before his passing on January 13 of this year. Co-worker and friend of 25 years, Bill Van Damme gave the eulogy at the Celebration of Life held May 24 at River’s Edge R.V. Park. He spoke of Art’s dedication to mining, of how Art made sure you had fun while you were working, his determination to get things done and how he made the best of every opportunity. “It was amazing to watch Art work,” he said, “Art created relationships with people - it’s how he got things done.” Chief Executive Officer, Jim O’Rourke presented Linda with a photo of Art (above) on

Art Pratico is survived by Linda his wife of 45 years, son Rick (Eva), daughter Shelly (John), grandchildren; Ashley, Bailey, Amy, John and Lily; sisters Kathy, Linda and June and brother Frank. Numerous other relatives, friends and (second family) members from Copper Mountain and Huckleberry Mines will hold Art in their hearts.

behalf of the Copper Mountain family. “Art was a fantastic man who contributed to our Copper Mountain family,” he said. The Celebration of Life was organized by Linda Low, Bill Van Damme and Jim O’Rourke, members of Art’s Copper Mountain family. Art’s family expressed their appreciation to Copper Mountain, Dinny & Beryl Mullin,the Kal Tire and Site Services crews, all the volunteers for their help and to everyone for the kindness expressed. Art’s grandaughter, Ashley, gave everyone present a reminder of what is truly important. Nov. 1, 1949 - Jan. 13, 2014 “What matters most is the dash between those years. Those who loved him know what that dash is worth,” she said.

SPECIAL “O” BOARD; Meets 3rd Tuesday of the month. Contact 250-295-7218 for meeting place & time. LAPIDARY PRINCETON’S ROCK & FOSSIL CLUB: Meetings held third Tuesday of the month. 7:00 p.m. Riverside Centre. Call Franz Hofer @ 250-295-3896 for more info. New members welcome! PRINCETON COMMUNITY BAND: Meets Mondays and Thursdays 6 p.m. in the PSS Band Room. New musicians welcome! Youth GIRL GUIDES OF CANADA: Contact: Carol Mack 250-295-7085 PRINCETON MINOR HOCKEY: Lori Gullison 250-295-3977 SIMILKAMEEN (JKA) SHOTOKAN KARATE CLUB: 250-295-3909 or 250-295-7374 PRINCETON POSSE JR. HOCKEY CLUB: 250-295-6544 PRINCETON FIGURE SKATING CLUB: Lynette Boyd: 250-295-7113 KOKANEE SUMMER SWIM CLUB: Lindsay: 250-295-0759 PRINCETON FAMILY SERVICES SOCIETY : FAMILY PLACE 120 Kenley Ave. open Tues., Wed, and Thursday 11- 2. (Pre-natal) 11 -12 Mom’s help prepare and enjoy lunch together.

HELP US KEEP THE COMMUNITY CALENDAR UP TO DATE. Please remember to check your listing in the Spotlight Community Calendar. If changes to your listing are needed, please call us at 250-295-3535 or email

Courtesy of Donna Rossum

Group photo of derby participants. Winner for the third time was Marlene Robinson ( Keith’s daughter inlaw ) 2nd place was his grandson Justin Robinson and 3rd place went to his son Cliff Robinson.

Great day for Robinson Memorial Derby The Robinson Memorial derby was held on May 24 at Ludwick Lake. Despite wind and cool whether, everyone had a good time. A minute of silence was held for Keith and Rick before the prizes were awarded. The winners were: Marlene Robinson for the Biggest Fish trophy. For the Most Weight (2 fish weighed in) were: 1st - Marlene Robinson, 2nd - Justin Robinson, and 3rd - Clifford Robinson. Actually, we had other fishermen besides the Robinson’s, but they seemed to find the hot spot and hot hook that day. The Family prize-Fly Rod combo package was Kim Herzig. Hidden Weights: a framed print, which was donated by Cliff and Marlene Robinson, was won by Ed White. A fly rod, donated by Hatch Match’r Fly shop in Maple

Ridge, was won by Noel Ashley. The 50/50 draw was won by Butch Ashley and the cooler raffle, by Cliff Lindley. All participants got prizes from the prize table by random ticket draws. The Robinson family would like to thank everyone who attended and helped out. Thanks to Otter Valley Fish & Game club, Anne and Ron Jones, Match’r Fly shop and Ruth at the liquor store for the donations. Altogether it made for a great day. See you all next year. Come on out and enjoy the Pike Mountain Derby on June 7 and 8. Watch for posters around town, done by Charlene Anderson’s grade 7 class at Vermilion Forks Elementary School.

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“In One Accord” “When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place”

ACTS 2:1 The Living Water Foursquare Church and Princeton Pentecostal Tabernacle are very pleased to invite the community to join them as they worship together to celebrate the Day of Pentecost 2014.

Lisa Carleton/Spotlight

Local teachers, Karla Friesen (pup Sadie), Carol Lawes (E.A.) Shirley and Wah Fee Low, Rod Miller, Lynn Aubin and Crystal Larsen on the picket line at John Allison Elementary School on Thursday, May 29. Other Princeton teachers and supporters were present at Princeton Secondary, Vermilion Forks and The Bridge as well. B.C. teachers want the government to “put necessary funding on the table to reach a reasonable deal on issues like class size, composition, staffing levels, and fair wages.”

B.C. teachers continue rotating strikes With no funding commitment yet from B.C. government, B.C. teachers to continue rotating strikes With the provincial government still refusing to put the necessary funding on the table to reach a reasonable deal on issues like class size, composition, staffing levels, and fair wages for teachers, the BC Teachers’ Federation will continue rotating strikes next week, said BCTF president, Jim Iker.

The rotating strikes will occur on four days this week; Monday, June 2, Tuesday, June 3, Thursday, June 5, and Friday, June 6. Every school district will be closed down for another full day. 

“BC teachers are committed to negotiating a fair and reasonable settlement at the bargaining table,” said Iker. “That agreement, however, needs to include adequate funding to make improvements to important learning conditions, which are teachers’ working conditions. It’s time for Premier Christy Clark to free up the resources that will bring the two sides closer together and ensure students start the next school year with smaller classes, more support for children with special needs, and extra one-

on-one time. “We also expect the government to be flexible on their wage demands and show some good faith and willingness to move. Teachers know that bargaining is about compromise, but we cannot be the only ones expected to move. Collective bargaining is about compromise and moving forwards, not backwards.”

Iker also thanked parents for their ongoing understanding and support. “The reaction on the picket lines has been fantastic,” said Iker. “Parents know that we are working to improve the education system for their children. I also want to thank BC’s teachers who have remained so professional and committed to their students despite Christy Clark’s ill-conceived, confusing, and chaotic lockout that was drummed up to justify her attack on our wages. BC teachers have showed incredible strength and resolve to achieve a fair deal for ourselves and better support for our students.” 

TELUS invests $675,000 to bring wireless service to Highway 3A from Keremeos to Kaleden Kelowna, B.C. - As part of a strategic partnership with the province, TELUS has invested $675,000 to build a wireless site serving the Twin Lakes area of Highway 3A. Built near Marron Valley Road and Marron Lake, the new site provides coverage to approximately 14 kilometres of Hwy 3A as well as parts of Trout Lake, Marron Valley and part of Twin Lake Road. “At TELUS, we are committed to investing in wireless infrastructure in rural areas to bring advanced wireless service to even more British Columbians,” said Steven Jenkins, TELUS general manager for the Southern Interior. “Our significant investment in this new wireless site gives residents, businesses and travelers through the Twin Lakes area improved wireless reception to make hands-free wireless calls, expands access to 911, and enables access to the world’s fastest wireless broadband technology where it may not be possible to build wired Internet access.” The project is part of the 10-year Connecting British Columbia Agreement signed with the Province of B.C. in 2011. Under the terms of the agreement TELUS will invest to connect more than 1,700 kilometres of unconnected highways with wireless service. “This $675,000 investment to bring wireless service to Highway 3A from Keremeos to Kaleden is great news for our communi-

ties,” said Linda Larson, MLA for Boundary ?Similkameen. “This greater access will improve safety and accessibility along this stretch of highway.” TELUS is investing $2.8 billion in new infrastructure and facilities across B.C. through 2016. The company will invest $1.2 billion across the province in 2014, the final year of a three-year plan unveiled in 2012, and is committed to spend another $1.6 billion in 2015 and 2016 to build infrastructure, expand urban and rural Internet connectivity and capacity, and bring the world’s fastest wireless technology to more B.C. communities. By the end of 2016, TELUS’ investment in operations, infrastructure and technology across B.C. since 2000 will exceed $40 billion. In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed more than $350 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 5.4 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition. For more information about TELUS, please visit

Both churches identify with the outpouring of God’s Holy Spirit on the church at the Day of Pentecost. A Church without God’s Power is like A Fire squad without water A School without books A tradesman without tools Christians, let’s be open to the Holy Spirit

COME JOIN US in WORSHIP June 8th 10:30am Living Water Community Church, 38 Kenley Ave A LUNCH TO FOLLOW

Royal Canadian Legion Branch #56, Princeton


On June 6th 1944, 156,000 Allied troops landed along 80 km of beaches in Normandy. The largest invasion fleet ever assembled. D-Day was the turning point of WWII and an extraordinary day to remember! On Saturday, June 7th we extend our invitation to ALL VETERANS and their spouses to join us at 1 pm in our Lounge for our annual Veterans Appreciation Lunch. You do not have to be a member of the Legion to attend.


Friday June 27th, 12 - 5 pm.

Free BBQ, activities, information booth and a tour of the Legion if you like. Legion members will then participate in the Rotary Parade at 6 pm which will be followed by a dance at 7 pm. IAN will be providing the music. Sunday morning June 29 there will be a Pancake Breakfast at the Legion. These events mark our annual Legion Week.


The Legion would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to the Lions Club for donating to us their two large grill BBQ’s and accessories. We will miss your Club in our town.


ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT July 12 (Open to General Public) $35 for non Golf Course members $20 for Golf Course members Includes 9 holes of golf, prizes and meal. You must pre-register at the Legion Lounge. ◆◆◆ ANNUAL LEGION FISHING DERBY August 9th & 10th Registration at Chain Lake Starts at 7 am daily $10 for Adults and Children Free Pancake breakfast on Sunday morning.

Member Activities During the Summer Mondays & Thursdays: CRIB 12:30 Wednesdays & Sundays: FREE BINGO 2:30 Fridays: JAM SESSION 7 pm Saturdays: MEAT DRAWS 2:30 Saturday BBQ’s will start up mid June in conjunction with the meat draws.

Hope to see you all and have a great summer with great weather!

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Busy bees or pot stirrers? Lisa Carleton

Well folks, I’ve been presented with another issue to comment on—last week’s vandalism and now this week—rumours! The rumour issue was brought to light this past week when a woman entered the Spotlight office, with a bee in her bonnet about the mayor and council for not proclaiming May 29 as “Day of the Honey Bee” She wanted to know why council turned down the request and... how dare they say that it wasn’t an important issue! HOLY SMOKES... WHOA! Knowing that she was not present at the last council meeting (because I was there), I asked her where she had heard this and she said, “I was told.” I advised her that she had been misinformed, that council had received and filed the proclamation request and that they had in no way stated that the situation with respect to the Honey Bee was not an important issue. I let this woman know that council had made the decision to receive and file the proclamation request because as a council, they want proclamations to have substance—something they, as a council, can do something about. For instance, during that same council meeting, they had proclaimed June 7 to be “Access Awareness Day in Princeton.” On this day in past years, members of council have taken to the streets of Princeton in wheelchairs with the Accessibility Awareness Committee to help determine areas in need of better accessibility. I also explained that council receives numerous requests for proclamations each month with requests for a this day and that day and as Councillor Harkness explained during the meeting, “last year there weren’t that many bluebirds around either and next time the request will be for a Bluebird Day... it gets to be a bit much at times.” Throughout our conversation the woman became much calmer and a little more understanding of council’s position. I on the other hand—was mad as a hornet. This woman was obviously a victim of the evergrinding rumour mill that rears it’s ugly head more often than not. A busy bee or a pot stirrer—if you will, told this woman only what they had wanted her to hear and she ran with it. A rumour is described as (gossip or hearsay)— often a combination of truth and untruth and is more often malicious fabrication, usually about the behavior of other people, or should I say, what they’ve heard about so and so, which, of course snowballs into something unkind and certainly untrue completely lacking in factual information (hearsay). The fact that I had to explain this situation really angered me because, quite frankly, I am fed up with the damage rumours cause. Realistically, there is no reason for them. If something is your business, ask your questions of those directly involved. If something is not your business—stay out of it. And, if you want to know what council is doing and why—attend their meetings! They were elected to represent you and your community and that by the way, is your business. PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY Annual subscription: $35.24 locally, $54.29 elsewhere in Canada.

Farmland fate a test for parties VICTORIA – The B.C. Liberal government’s bill to divide the Merritt and Vanderhoof and Dawson Creek, where some ALR Agricultural Land Reserve into two zones has passed, after one rules and decisions simply don’t make sense. of the nastier exchanges I’ve seen in a decade covering the B.C. Strict secondary residence rules are needed in areas with nonlegislature. farm development pressure. In most rural areas, they are a mistake, “You’re all a bunch of corrupt liars,” NDP agriculture critic and are frequently ignored. Nicholas Simons yelled as the government cut off a long and mostly The debate wasn’t entirely devoid of honesty and civility. repetitious debate that dominated the final days of the legislature Macdonald interrupted his string of baseless accusations to note session. that under the current system, 75 per cent of exclusion applicaNot to be outdone, cabinet minister Bill Bennett tions in the Kootenay region are approved. If that’s replied to Simons’ heckle about Kootenay rancher the case, what is really broken that needs to be fixed? Faye Street, one of Bennett’s most vocal supporters It’s a good question that  the   government did not as he pushed through changes to the land reserve to adequately answer. ease land use restrictions in rural zones. And credit also goes to the new agriculture minBennett advised Simons to offer his remarks to ister, Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick, Street in person. “She’ll kick your ass,” Bennett said. who inherited a public relations mess left by the brief The on-the-record debate wasn’t much better. and boneheaded performance of Peace River North Columbia River-Revelstoke  NDP  MLA Norm MLA Pat Pimm. Macdonald summed up his party’s biggest objection Braving the heckling at the end, Letnick put aside TOM FLETCHER with his charge that “a bunch of Liberal political his partisan talking points and gave his personal hacks” will be appointed to regional panels of the assurance that the government’s intention is to supAgricultural Land Commission. port farming in those places where non-farm income The government’s scheme, Macdonald and other is the only thing that keeps people on the land. NDP critics predicted, is to unleash a flood of ALR land removAs soon as the theatrics had died down, the B.C. NDP sent out a als, to enrich B.C. Liberal supporters by allowing development on fundraising plea to its members to help “save” the ALR. The party productive farmland. is broke and desperate after losing its fourth straight election, and it That might be a valid concern, but there are a couple of factual hopes to activate its declining donor base by portraying the changes problems. First, every appointment to the ALC, at the regional or as the imminent slaughter of its most sacred cow. provincial level, is made by the B.C. government. It’s been that way Voters have three years before the next election to assess this situsince the Dave Barrett administration set it up in 1973. ation. If there is a flood of exclusions of prime agricultural land, Second, the regional panels are not new. The B.C. Liberals then the NDP will be able to make its case that its warnings were at imposed them in 2003. If this was their method of corrupting the least partially true. process to dismantle the ALR, that would have largely happened in If this does not take place, then the government’s position will be the years since. Surely by this time they would have found enough vindicated. We’ll find out the truth. greedy political hacks who hate farming to subvert the process. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. I’ve written before about the legitimate concerns of places like Twitter: @tomfletcherbc Email:

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Similkameen Spotlight June 4, 2014


Foster Parents urgently needed Foster Families are very special people who provide temporary care for children, in a warm, loving, family environment, for a limited amount of time, until the children can return home. Foster families open their homes and their hearts to children of all ages. Children come into their homes needing a safe place, to be cared for and accepted for who they are. Some children stay a few days, while others may stay longer. Some children are even adopted by their foster family and others remain in close contact even after they return home. Foster Families care for children with a wide array of behaviors and challenges. They work as part of a team of professionals centered on the child and their needs. We are currently experiencing a shortage of qualified Foster Homes. If you have ever considered learning more about fostering, please come to one of our weekly information sessions. The homes and families are thoroughly screened and education is provided before placement. Information Sessions are held on Wednesdays at the MCFD resource office #104-1873 Main St., Penticton B.C. Contact Amonika Schroeder at MCFD to register for an information session@ 250-770-7524 For general information and inquiries you can contact; Melanie Boyko, Okanagan Foster Parents Association Coordinator for the South Okanagan. 250-462-6907 or email soksupport@okfosterparents. ca Thank you for taking the time to consider if fostering is right for your family. Melanie Boyko South Okanagan Foster Parent Coordinator

Disheartening, but not defeating Dear Editor, Your opinion piece in the May 28, 2014 Spotlight regarding the signs designed by local children who spent a day cleaning the Cormack Marsh area on Earth Day, is well written. The signs are a testament to the pride and innocence of our youth as they learned about the pollution of our waterways and people’s frequent abuse of nature, and worked to correct it. As an almost daily walker along the trail in the Tunnel area, I enjoyed reading the signs and appreciated the art

work of the children. I worked with the parents, teachers, children and other community members that day to help in the cleanup of the marsh. Then on my usual walk I noticed a sign had been pulled out of the ground and wondered why. Now I know, it was mindless vandalism. Disheartening yes, but not defeating as the vandalism makes our resolve to contribute in positive and healthy ways more stronger.” Rosemary Doughty Princeton, B.C.

Walk for Wildlife day a success Dear Editor, Otter Valley Fish & Game Club held its annual Walk for Wildlife on Sunday, May 4. It was a successful day with walkers bringing in pledge money for the club, BC Cancer Society, Princeton Secondary School Rugby team and Princeton Ground Search and Rescue (GSAR). The club would like to thank all participants and helpers; Dan W. for donating his time and quad to check on all the walkers and checkpoint people. The day was enjoyed by all who attended. In the clubhouse, hotdogs, juice, coffee, tea and cookies were served up around the outdoor bonfire. Otter Valley Fish & Game Club

The new Garden of Eden Dear Editor, They that work the land in the Okanagan-Similkameen have fashioned it into a Garden of Eden. The choice wine produced no doubt started when Eve came up with this Apple Cider to please her husband Adam. However a resident shyster - jerk enticed Adam to make Moonshine (a vodka type alcohol) out of the wine dregs and started bootlegging. (Selling without permission)   Consequently all were unceremoniously expelled from the garden and the world’s troubles and Mafia began.  This dubious history has yet to be proven untrue. Of late because of liquor rationing, moonshine pepped up the miners at Copper Mtn. Princeton B.C.

during the second World War. Our wine just gets better and when eating out we would have it with our meals if it was $4.50 per six ounce glass or $1.98 per sniffer glass—the narrow one you can’t get your nose in. Mind you we’re just retired poor folks and we just sniff whenever coffee is $2.98 a cup. Some medical people say men can drink 12 ounces of wine per day. Women should have just six ounces per day, probably because their metabolism is attuned to the delicate way they’re put together. Another reason Eve decided on Apple Cider.    Regards Joe Schwarz Penticton B.C. A5


Princeton Rodeo Association to host annual Halloween Family Fun Night With many thanks for past support, Jennifer Bernard told Fall Fair members on May 27 that Princeton Rodeo Club will host the community Halloween party this year. The change has come about due to the announcement in February by Fall Fair President Dan Kastor that the Fall Fair could not afford the $600 increase in event insurance the Fall Fair would have to spend to host the Halloween party. Princeton Rodeo Club was able to secure added insurance for fireworks for only $100, and was pleased to offer their support for the event. There was a great deal of discussion at the Fall Fair meeting about who would operate the concession during the fair. Amanda Young, a resident of the South Okanagan, wishes to operate the concession for the Fall Fair. The concession has been operated in the past three years by Jennifer Bernard. The decision as to who will operate the concession will be voted on at the next Fall Fair meeting on June 24, following a presentation by both Bernard and Young. Volunteers are needed to run the dunk tank and the bingo. Any group wishing to operate either will have the opportunity to raise funds on a cost-sharing basis. The Youth Ambassador group will be doing face-painting at the Fall Fair. The Exhibitors Prize List booklet will be prepared in the near future. It will include both the

adult and junior fair categories. Pumpkin seeds were given out at the annual Princeton Rodeo and members hope to see many big pumpkins entered into the Biggest Pumpkin category. Shirley Freding is preparing a giant pumpkin to be included in the Rotary parade this year. Rose and Merv Flegel have donated chicken wire for the structure and Shirley is working on it. Shirley is also preparing the backdrop of a mural for the flower show area of the fair. Local residents will be given an opportunity to add something to the mural during the summer months before the mural is put in place. The annual Princeton and District Agricultural Fall Fair will take place on Saturday and Sunday, September 6 and 7 of this year.

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Local to participate in BC Ride to Conquer Cancer I was fortunate enough to be a part of my friend, Lisa’s, pit crew for the 2013 RTCC, who was riding in memory of her father. It is not the first time she has inspired me, and when she asked me to join her on the 2014 ride, I, of course, accepted the challenge. Advice I have been given at some time in the recent past is to take challenges and opportunities as they come while you are able to, because no one knows what the future holds. In my lifetime, I have seen a teacher, aunt, uncles, cousins, family friends and family of friends fight the courageous battle against cancer. Some won the battle and others live in our memories. I would like to dedicate my ride to my uncle Jim who was taken from us too soon. He fought a good fight for years with strong determination. He was the best of men, leaving behind a wonderful family who fought right alongside him. The journey they have endured is one I hope to never know directly. I ride for their bravery and know that if I have just one ounce of their perseverance on the ride, it will be a breeze. A little bit about THE RIDE: The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer benefitting BC Cancer Foundation, is a two-day, almost 200 km cycling journey, from Surrey to close to Seattle. It will be a challenge in a number of ways, but I have the bike, the best trainer around (my husband Ryan) the support of my family and friends and with your generosity, a real impact will be made. I am asking you to please help me in raising much needed funds to keep this important research going and hopefully help many more Canadians to survive this disease.

Lisa Carleton/Spotlight Contributed

Friends Renee Hartwell and Lisa Panchenko prepare to ride on June 14 and 15 in The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer to benefit BC Cancer Foundation.

Funds raised in The Ride to Conquer Cancer will support breakthrough research, exemplary teaching, and compassionate care made possible through BC Cancer Foundation, a leader in cancer research and care. Thank you in advance for your help. Any amount, large or small, is greatly appreciated! Please donate by visiting my personal page, or call 250-438-0776 and I’ll be happy to pick up your donation. Renee Hartwell 2014 Ride to Conquer Cancer Participant

Shannon White and grandson Cayden choose the prizes during the draw for winning donators on Saturday, May 31. Individuals and businesses donated generously to assist Shannon with her fundraiser for BC Children’s Hospital.

PRINCETON FUNDRAISER - from page 1 Bill Montgomery - Cooper’s Foods; Jessica Kaiser - Similkameen Spotlight; Keith Olsen - Rootz Hair Salon; Jenny Pateman - Work n’ Play; Linnea Krenn - Pasha’s Pizza; Leslie Edwards - Princeton Golf Club; Abby Phillips - Co-Co’s Bistro; J. Gillis - Princeton Golf Club; L. Thompson - Maeve Lily (Trisha Coyne); Patty Vinthers - Brown Bridge Pub; Sam St. Pierre - Billy’s Family Restaurant; Myia Whelpton

and Minica Broderick - Bridge Street Car Wash; Old Style - Brian Coyne - Princeton Brewing; Linette McClelland - Wine basket; Theresa Antonic - Hot Chocolate basket and Sandra Simpson - Fletcher Building Supply. Judy Robinson and Ernie Willis each won one of the pallets of pellets in the Silent Auction, courtesy of Princeton Co-Gen. ~ See next weeks Spotlight for Shannon’s Miracle Weekend fundraising results.

Join us in extending congratulations to the Princeton Secondary School Class of 2014! Time to book your ad space now!

• Business Messages to Grads • Personal Messages to Grads • Grad Gift Ideas • Grad Specials

New fire truck for Hayes Creek

L to R: Peter Grizer, Stan Quintan, Vic Bartel, Chief Rob Miller and Cliff Glover The Hayes Creek fire department has a new fire pumper to go with it’s tender and medical first responder trucks. It is a 1994 F-450 CAAF mini pumper 4 wheel drive (compressed air  “A” type foam) bought from the Mayne Island fire department for $9,000. Replacement cost on this truck for a 2014 year model is $237,000. This pumper replaces the 1976 ford pumper, which is now in service with the bordering  Erris Fire Department.

Call Sandi before June 13 to reserve your space 250-295-3535 or email

SPOTLIGHT The Similkameen

Proudly serving the community since 1948 •

A toonie for a fire truck


Chief Rob Miller of Hayes Creek Fire presents the fire pumper to Erris president Sandi Lawler in exchange for a toonie, with members of both departments looking on. This is done in the spirit of fire departments helping fire departments—the brotherhood of firefighters. This will put the Erris fire department in “business” with their first fire pumper truck and begin a mutual aid agreement between the two departments.

Similkameen Spotlight June 4, 2014





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RED CROSS Health Equipment Loan Program

OPEN TUESDAYS 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. IF YOU NEED EQUIPMENT at other times, please call 250-293-6467 (9am - 3pm, Tuesday - Friday) TO RETURN EQUIPMENT: Please leave it at the office door with a note of your name so that I can clear your file from our records. (DO NOT leave equipment outside the Riverside Centre) VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: to care for the equipment, please call 250-293-6467. ~Marjorie Holland - Volunteer


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Kokanee swimmers celebrate successes

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Jamie Holloway For Princeton Kokanees

Mayor and Council cordially invite the community to our Open House/Grand Opening of the New Town Hall on June 11th, 2014 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Formal celebrations will take place between 11:00am and noon.

On May 31 and June 1 your Kokanee Swim Club attended their first out-of- town swim meet. Penticton Pikes hosted an annual invitational sanctioned meet. A sanctioned event takes place in a regulation length 25-metre pool with trained officials. Times are officially recorded for competitors working toward Regionals and Provincials. When Kokanees attend a swim meet our coach encourages swimmers to race against their own best time, striving to beat themselves. Our focus is always on fun! Twenty-seven swimmers attended Penticton’s meet and we received 137 best times: 866 seconds shaved off as a team. Norm Anderson placed second in a difficult 100m butterfly. Olivia Holloway broke a 25m butterfly team record. The most time off in one race was Carter Heron with 50 seconds in 100m front crawl.

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Olivia Holloway broke a 25m butterfly team record during the weekend swim meet in Penticton.

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Coach Lindsay, Coach Grant and swimmer Luke.

We boast eight of our swimmers in the top 5 of their races. Owen Bartlett received a Gold aggregate for Div 7, and our team placed 5th overall with 1,660 points. We are proud of all our swimmers. Everyone did well and showed amazing team spirit. Every swim meet, our coaches pick a “Swimmer of the Meet” based on overall attitude, personal goals, personal growth, and team spirit. Swimmers of the Penticton meet were Nathan Silbernagel and Nathan Anderson. During the past weeks Centennial Pool Swimmers of the Week have made amazing strides. Congratulations to Dani Pankratz, Lacey Baird, Katie Bartlett, Avery Laidlaw, Graham Atkinson, Kiaira Anderson, Deacon Holloway, Mady Wessel, and Kyle Baird. If you see these kids in the community, give them a high five. Next weekend, June 7, Princeton is hosting an all-day Fun “Try Meet” at Centennial Pool. Since our pool is 25 yards this is a non-sanctioned event. We limit invitations and are excited to host teams to our community. We welcome you to come down and cheer our swimmers on.

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Strong showing in Boston pre-draft tournament Princeton Posse

Four players from the Princeton Posse, two from the Campbell River Storm and one from the Westshore Wolves all had a strong showing in the New England Pre-Draft Tournament earlier this month. In addition to the KIJHL and VIJHL presence, was also alumni of the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy and Okanagan Hockey Academy. The tournament consisted of 76 teams from around the world in a chance to show scouts one last time what they are capable of before the NHL draft. Players in the tournament range from Major Junior to Prep School/Major Midget Calibre. Kurtis Klinger, Devan Suidy, Brandon Workun and Brandon Schaber all represented the Posse on Team Canada West White, which was coached by Posse coaches Bill Rotheisler and Mark McNaughton who put together the team with Cowichan Capitals Head Scout Lou Gravel. Joining the Posse players were other top junior B players including Brett Lervold (Westshore Wolves), Alex Brewer and Gage Colpron (Campbell River Storm) from the VIJHL. In addition to the Junior B crew, there were junior A players on the team from the AJHL, MJHL, Switzerland and Sweden; along with the USPHL and WSHL. Full-roster and stats can be seen here: The team first met in Boston on Wednesday, May 7 for meetings where most attended a Red Sox game to start the bonding process. Thursday consisted of a practice and an exhibition game in which the Team Canada West White won a tight 3-2 battle. The day also consisted of the players touring both Boston University and Boston College.

The tournament officially began on Friday with the Posse boys winning their first official game by a 5-2 score. Campbell River Storm defenseman, Alex Brewer, scoring in the contest. Saturday morning saw a very tight contest. With Brandon Workun out with a lower body injury, Campbell River Storm defenseman Trent Johnson filled in to help the Team Canada boys break a game long deadlock in the final frame to finish with a 2-1 win. The third official game in the round robin came late Saturday afternoon, where goals from Posse defenseman Brandon Workun (2), Posse captain Kurtis Klinger (1) and Storm Forward Gage Colpron (1) would give Team Canada the 6-3 win to secure a perfect 3-0 record in the tournament, 4-0 including the exhibition game, and first place in their pool, and only team in their pool to move on to the playoffs. Despite attending a motivating Stanley Cup Playoff game the night before, Sunday morning the boys would be handed their first loss of the trip. Team Canada West White bowed out 5-1 in a sudden death game to a team that had NCAA division 1 commitments into the double digits, which is more than most BCHL teams have. Posse winger Devan Suidy had the lone goal for the western Canadians. Team Canada West White coach Bill Rotheisler commented: “It was a great experience to see our (Princeton) boys play as well as they did and definitely exceed expectations. The fact that the strong character KIJHL and VIJHL players that we took did so well against some very tough teams will do an incredible amount for their chances to move forward in the game. In addition, for the returning players, it has put their confidence to a point that will increase their own individual level of play, contributing to their respective team’s results and overall league calibre.”


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CRIMSON TINE PLAYERS - from page 1 With an eclectic cast of characters, the little town of Grover’s Corners gives up its secrets along with the turmoil hidden behind the stoic faces of the older citizens of this turn-of-thecentury hamlet, leaving no stone unturned. In particular, Taylor Gibb, whose character, the starry-eyed Emily Webb, is reminiscent of a young Elizabeth Taylor. Taylor’s real-life younger sister Victoria plays the role of the typically self-absorbed little sister of George Gibbs, played by Eric Ogrinc, whose sights are set on becoming a farmer and is smitten with his next-door-neighbour, Emily, whom he will eventually marry. The ever-inebriated and troubled church organist/choir leader Simon Stinson was played by Fisher Wang. Sisters Maddisen and Abbagael Fulton took on the roles of Wally Webb and Joe/Si Crowell, while Emily McConnell had a number of scenes as Sam Craig, an out-of-town cousin of Emily. Ryan Francis flitted in and out of the scenes as both a wedding and a funeral guest. Longtime player, Dayton Wales played the unassuming local milkman in each act, as well as the town undertaker, Joe Stoddard, at Emily’s funeral scene. Auditorium player, choir member and woman-among-the-dead was played by Lisa Carleton. This is Carleton’s first stint at acting. Dick Bird, along with his loyal dog, Bullet, played the role of editor of Grover’s Corners local newspaper, and father to the besotted Emily. His wife of 40 years, Myrtle Webb, was played by Deborah Cappos. The doctor’s wife, and George’s mother, Julia Gibbs, was played by Heather Anderson. Both  roles characterized the typically tireless woman of the times. Mrs. Soames, the town gossip, was played by Gillian Hodgson. Sylvia Bailey was cast in multiple roles throughout the play and is one of the founding members of the Crimson Tine Players. The clumsy and eccentric Professor Willard, along with the overly diligent Constable Willard

were played by Dawn Gardner. It’s the behind-the-scene crew who often don’t get credited for their efforts. This handful of people were responsible for hair, makeup, costume creation and design. Sue Alton brought the play to life with her period wardrobe. Pam Kepner, hair stylist, kept the players convincing for the time period. Guadalupe Gutierrez ran the makeup department with the help of Hillary Riel, who also assisted in ticket sales. The play was overseen by line prompter, Marylou Terryberry, while Emily Bain covered the lighting and sound. The play’s director, Josh Herzog, who also immerses himself in the character of the town’s no-nonsense Doc Webb, in real time, is a well respected English lit and social studies teacher at PSS. This is Herzog’s second endeavour as director (the first being Hansel and Gretel in 2011) and is no stranger to little theatre. He chose Our Town in honour of his mother Susan, who had planned to direct it. Susan passed away three years ago, before her dream was realized. In honour of her memory, Herzog left a chair vacant during the performance in the front row for her. It is a Celtic tradition to set a place for the ones you’ve lost - whether at a play or a family gathering. Thornton Wilder’s Our Town has been performed on stages from Broadway, to a myriad of small towns and large cities for over 79 years. The multi-talented Crimson Tine Players would have made the author proud with their rendition of Our Town. For director Josh Herzog, it’s been a labour of love. He simply had this to say -“From my perspective, it’s been a thrill-ride working with this fantastic cast and dedicated crew….the actors have put in countless hours of work and had to deal with my overly picky and cantankerous style of directing - not an easy task, but one that they faced with dogged determination.”

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VFFN visit Allison Lake Janis Wright Vermilion Forks Field Naturalists

Vermilion Forks Field Naturalists enjoyed a record turnout for our field trip to Allison Lake on May 31. Twenty-one of us, led by Trish Reid, took advantage of the ideal weather to meander along the trail on the west side of the lake for close to three hours. We took our time as there was much to observe, with a profusion of colourful wildflowers and melodious bird calls to tantalize our senses. We came across golden meadows of arnica growing alongside scarlet paintbrush plants, competing for attention with their showy brilliance. Purple penstemon caught our eyes, as did a Solomon’s Seal, a few precious Chocolate lilies and a lovely ladyslipper. We noted a prevalence of kinnikinnick, and some of us sampled leaves of the plentiful soopolallie. The lake itself was calm, mirroring the surrounding greenery, while a pair of loons quietly swam by, rippling the surface only slightly. We heard the trills of a veery and Western tanager, while an osprey swooped overhead several times. Our best find, however, was a small bird’s nest tucked into the grass beside the trail. Complete with two blue-speckled eggs, its absentee owner was identified as a dark-eyed junco. This delightful walk ended at Trish’s home, where she spoiled us with cake and beverages. Our next field trip will take place on Saturday, June 14, when Tip Anderson will lead us on an easy walk through Dalby Meadows. Phone 2953369 to confirm and meet at Billy’s at 9 a.m. Our next meeting will be held at Riverside Centre on Tuesday, June 10, at 7 p.m., and will feature guest speaker Lauren MacFarland, who will provide a presentation on Lewis’ woodpeckers. Please note this will be our last meeting until September, but field trips will continue throughout the summer. We welcome all to our meetings and field trips – please join us for a stimulating and sociable time!


Gardening feeds the body and soul For the next week or so, I am watering my friend’s garden always allowed to pick peas, strip them out of the pods and eat them while standing between the rows and soaking up while she is away for a break. Since we moved to our tiny apartment six years ago, I sunlight. I can recall the pungent smells even now. My mother always had a garden when we lived in have been satisfied with two large planters for flowers, and a smaller one for herbs. They sit out on our roof deck where it Winnipeg. I remember protective caragana hedges surroundis very sunny and warm most plant growing days. ing yards and creating a gentler environment for iris, cotoMy friend’s garden is another thing altogether. It is brim- neaster shrubs, bachelor buttons, daisies, Icelandic poppies, ming to the edges with life. Both garden and house are well alyssum, petunias and the beloved hardy species of flowering settled and full of history. There is a lovely little almond, all tough-as-nails plants. Of course, everywhere were lilacs in mauve, purple and thinking spot with rocks, birdbath, and an old sometimes white. Perhaps because she rememwooden settee, the artifacts from a lifetime of love of beauty. There are areas for all manner of bered endless hours of back-breaking weeding in vegetables with their companion plants to keep my grandmother’s half-acre, the bugs away. Raspberry canes are blossoming Mom rarely grew vegetables. After the long, and a medium sized sentinel cherry tree makes a brutal winters had passed, we visited market statuesque focal point. Food for the body as well gardens and sometimes even started our own as the soul grows in this place. plants in March to be put out after danger of My task is to water everything in the back frost had passed. Gardening was a blood sport MERRILYN HUYCKE yard. Yesterday, as I began, an interesting pheon the prairies! When Paul and I moved to BC, I knew I had nomenon took place. Because every square inch arrived in a garden paradise. I had never garhas something growing and needing moisture, I began to slow down and pay attention. I drew dened in a mountainous, semi-arid climate such closer to the foliage and adjusted the spray for as Princeton, but after settling in, I began to get gentler output. I began noticing the individual plants and the hang of it. My first delight was finding that the ancient how they had been juxtaposed with one another in a confi- hedge growing against the front fence of our little rented house was a variety of prolific yellow rose, and we happened dent, casual way. Then, an amazing thing happened. The names began com- to be experiencing an exceptional year. For nearly a month, ing back! I had not remembered those marvelous names for we delighted in a riot of yellow. On my walks with the dog years. Solomon’s seal, lavender, columbine, bleeding heart, and cat, I watched for balsam root - I called them sunflowers, hosta, sedum, clematis and on and on. I’m sure if you had lupine, penstemon and one incredible day, I found an exotic been there you’d have thought I’d lost my mind. I was having bitter root growing under a ponderosa pine. I always knew that gardening is good for a person, afforda silent conversation with each plant as I moved down the side of the house to the back. I was so pleasantly surprised ing healthy exercise. I even had a tentative grip on the idea to find those names in the jungle of my aging mind. Soon, that it was good for the soul. The surprise was to discover I began to recall some of the gardens I had nurtured or vis- that I had not lost the names of the plants. My mind and my ited. As I watered the vegetables, I remembered my German spirit were enjoying delight and harmony and that made for grandmother’s Northern Saskatchewan garden of root veg- a very, very good day. I hope I never forget. etables, cabbage and endless rows of peas and beans. I was



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Spotlight on Smiles

Thumbs Up/Down Thumbs up to all the folks who generously donated to assist Shannon White in her endeavour to raise funds for BC Children’s Hospital. Princeton Pentecostal Church (The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada)

Thumbs up to all the folks involved in the latest production by the Crimson Tine Players. ‘Our Town’ Well done everyone! Name: Roger McDougall Likes: Cycling across Canada. Dislikes: Not being able to take his time.

165 Vermilion Avenue Beside the Museum, invites you to join with us in

Sunday Worship 10:30 am Morning Worship 250-295-7951

St. Paul’s United Church Also serving the Anglican Community

Office: 250-295-7714

WORSHIP - 10:00 am

If you have a thumbs up/down or want to be our Smile of the Week, give us a call at 250-295-3535 or drop by the Spotlight at 282 Bridge Street.

Communion: 3rd Sunday of the month

Office Hours Wed. 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Thurs. 9:30 - 11 a.m.

190 - 1st Avenue Everyone Welcome

Baptist Church of Princeton

Across from Arena - Old Hedley Road Family Worship 10:00 am Prayer Meetings on Wednesday at 7:00 pm


Living Water

Community Church Invites You to

38 Kenley Avenue 10:30 Morning Worship

Pastor George Donovan Tel: 250-295-7733 CELL:250-293-6447

Similkameen Spotlight June 4, 2014

Experiment with Flavorful Indian cuisine Experimenting in the kitchen is one of the many joys of cooking. Men and women who love to cook an experience international cuisine without leaving the comforts of home. The food of India is as beloved as it is versatile. Weekend warriors who enjoy experimenting in the kitchen often like doing so with Indian cuisine, which is known for its bold flavors. Such is the case with the following recipe for “Pumpkin With Cashews,” from Monisha Bharadwaj’s “India’s Vegetarian Cooking,” (Kyle Books).

8 cashews 1 tablespoon poppy seeds 2 tablespoons sunflower oil 1/2 teaspoon black mustard seeds 2 dried red chiles, broken in half and seeds shaken out 6 curry leaves 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 11 ounces pumpkin, peeled and chopped into 1/2-inch cubes


ounces freshly grated coconut, dried

CAPRICORN: You may experience a conflict with others at work this week, Capricorn. It is best to roll with the punches instead of causing a stir. Allow the situation to unfold. AQUARIUS: Aquarius, a hectic few weeks at work have proven distracting. It might seem overwhelming right now, but things will settle down in a matter of days. PISCES: Pisces, you may want to be invisible in the crowd this week, but that scenario simply isn’t in the cards. Grin and bear the attention. ARIES: Aries, your energy is contagious this week, and others flock to you as if you have a magnetic pull. Enjoy the attention, but don’t forget to seek some solitude as well. TAURUS: Take precautions as you prepare for an important project, Taurus. If you rush through things, you are bound to make mistakes that could negatively impact your career. GEMINI: Everything you touch turns to gold this week, Gemini. You could set many things into motion with your clever ideas and infectious charisma. Stay grounded. CANCER: An unexpected encounter stirs up some old feelings, Cancer. Enjoy your trip down Memory Lane and take advantage of this opportunity to reconnect with an old friend. LEO: Leo, tread lightly this week when working on an important project. Expect scrutiny in all you do and plan accordingly. Keep working hard, and your efforts will be noticed. VIRGO: Expect the unexpected this week, Virgo. Things might seem as if they are going according to plan, but a few complications may arise so be prepared. LIBRA: A great idea has sidetracked you for some time now, Libra. But now it’s time to get back into your normal routine and focus on the tasks at hand. SCORPIO: Scorpio, embrace unique ideas concerning your future this week. Consider all possibilities no matter how out of the ordinary they may seem. SAGITTARIUS: Practical concerns could temporarily stall plans that are a bit fantastical, Sagittarius. But don’t fret, you will have an opportunity to put some plans in motion soon enough. FOR ENTERTAINMENT ONLY A15

3 2/3

tablespoons soft brown sugar Salt, to taste cup milk

1. Put the coconut, cashews, poppy seeds, and 1/4 cup of water in a blender and grind to a paste. Add water as necessary to make a fine paste. Set aside. 2. Heat the oil in a heavy pan and add the mustard seeds. When they pop, add the

chiles and the curry leaves. Sprinkle in the turmeric and pour in the coconut paste at once. Stir to blend. 3. Add the pumpkin and a couple of tablespoons of water. 4. Add the sugar and salt. Pour in the milk and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the pumpkin is just tender but still holds its shape, about 10 to 12 minutes. Serve hot with rice. PC126212

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Business & Service Directory AUTOMOTIVE


■ Automotive Repair ■ Custom Bodywork & Paint ■ ICBC Claims Welcome


* now open 6 days a week!

Huffy’s Auto Repair 4 LICENSED MEChaNICS

2 with Extensive GM Training / 2 with 30 years experience

all mechanics take ongoing training & updating. We have the Best Diagnostic equipment availaBle •A/C Work •Transmissions • Specialize in Computers & Computerized Fuel Injection now offering: •Flat Repairs •New Tire Sales •Wheel Balancing Can inspect motorcycles to greyhounD Buses

Ph: 250-295-6458


Hope Auto Body Ltd.

• Complete collision & glass services • Courtesy Vehicles • Express repair facility - all insurance company estimates written here

966 6th Avenue, Hope, B.C. 604 •869 •5244 11/13W_HAB28

CAN-AM SKIDOO Reichert Sales & Service Ltd ski-doo & can-am Sales & Service

Marg & Ed Reichert

Tulameen, B.C. V0X 2L0

Ph: 250-295-6489 Fax: 250-295-7768


Farm Feed and Pet Food 222 Burton Ave., Princeton 250-295-6938


We Splash For Cash Paint Jobs! AUTOMOTIVE ■ Automotive Repair ■ Custom Bodywork & Paint ■ ICBC Claims Welcome

#31 Ashnola Road, Keremeos, BC V0X 1N1

Phone:(250)499-5785 Email:



$15.00 PER WEEK

Brian Coyne le y t S OldBedding & Pellet Owner

Sales & Delivery

We Splash For Cash Paint Jobs!






Don & Anna’s Greenhouses & GARDEN CENTRE OPEN: Mon - Sat, 9 am - 5 pm Sundays 10:30 am - 4:00 pm


Cell: 250-295-8025

Heather Dobbs

Licensed Property Manager 240 Bridge Street PO Box 499 Princeton, BC V0X 1W0

Office: 250-295-3222 Email:

ROOFING SPECIALISTS ALL PURPOSE ROOFING • Let me keep you dry /Reasonable rates • Any type of re-roofing & repairs • Serving the area for over 20 years • Over 60 years experience/NO Subcontracting

•10% Seniors Discount



Toll Free 1-877-299-ROOF (7663) Princeton: 250-295-3643 Fax: 250-295-3472 FREE ESTIMATES • ALL WORK GUARANTEED

331 Old Hedley Road PO Box 948 Princeton, B.C. V0X 1W0

Ph: 250-295-0606 Fax: 250-295-6588


Farm & Industrial Equipment George Edge Princeton, B.C. Ph: 250-295-0101 Fx: 250-295-0103 email:

FLOWERS Open daily from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Look for your Favourites & Check out whats new! 250-295-5440

1167 Hwy 3 East


TOM REICHERT RENTALS Box 1C #2 Tulameen, BC V0X 2L0 Phone 250-295-7329 Fax 250-295-7395

Specializing in: Cement Finishing Damp Proofing & Forms


222 Burton Ave., Princeton 250-295-6938

Similkameen Spotlight June 4, 2014 A17

Business & Service Directory AUTO PARTS MAC’S AUTO PARTS

Brian Coyne

193 Vermilion Ave. Ph: 250-295-6944




331 Old Hedley Road PO Box 948 Princeton, B.C. V0X 1W0

Ph: 250-295-0606 Fax: 250-295-6588 BINS & DISPOSAL


Brian Coyne Owner


Certified Septic Design & Installations / Foundation Excavations Water, Electric & Sewer Line Installations / Landscaping & Clearing

Phone: 250-295-0095

Cell: 250-293-6021



331 Old Hedley Road PO Box 948 Princeton, B.C. V0X 1W0

Ph: 250-295-0606 Fax: 250-295-6588


Laska’s Floor Service


•Sales •Installation Carpet ~ Hardwood ~ Lino ~ VC Tiles Laminates ~ Engineered Wood ~ Cork ~ Area/Throw rugs Phone: 250-295-0454 / Fax: 250-295-0474




$15.00 PER WEEK



2 Licenced Mechanics






Bottle Depot

(* excluding small appliances)


367 HWY. 3


FENCING/SEPTIC SERVICES Rentals, Supplies & Services


250-295-6449 Septic inStallation *Gov’t Cert./Registered/Isured* • new inStall • Replacement • maintenance contRactS


PRESSURE WASHING SERVICES AVAILABLE •Commercial •Residential •Industrial


General Home Repairs & Renovations


Free Estimates - Senior Discount Professional Work Inside & Outside

Truck Parts - Hydraulic Hoses ATV Accessories - Industrial Supplies

Macey MacDonald

Mobile Home Specialty No Job Too Small Professional Decks



We are a community based company dedicated to serving our customers. Where others fail...WE PREVAIL!




250-295-4393 Cell: 250-295-2049


PET SUPPLIES Aquarium Supplies Aviary Supplies Herp Supplies Live Fish

Quality Foods, Toys and Supplies for your Dogs & Cats.

Phone: 250-295-7381

Gord McEwen Princeton, B.C. Ph: 250-295-0101 Fx: 250-295-0103 email:

Princeton Plaza

le y t S Old Posts

Brian Coyne Owner

Sales & Delivery

331 Old Hedley Road PO Box 948 Princeton, B.C. V0X 1W0

Ph: 250-295-0606 Fax: 250-295-6588



F1rst Choice


Sakchai Rick Chaicomdee

516 7th Ave. P.O. Box 128, Keremeos, BC V0X 1N0 Tel: 250-499-2561 Cell: 604-649-9908 Email: Website:

Septic Cleaning Outhouse Rentals & Sales Mark Riegling

Owner /Operator


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Class 1 Driver needed, good wages/benefits, call 250-2958855

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PCL ENERGY - Now hiring Journeyperson Pipefitters ($40+/hr) and Scaffolders ($38+/hr) for an industrial project in Vanscoy, SK. LOA of $145/day worked, travel and bonuses paid! We offer competitive wages and benefits. Please send your resume to:

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HORSE Wrangler / Apprentice Guide needed for Yukon Outfitter July to October 867-6336188

GORD’S MAYTAG Kamloops BC. H.A.C Operations. Requires F/T Service Tech. Email: cameron.wilson@

Vernon Service Company requires Journeyman Service Plumbers/Gasfitters, $36.00/hr Call (250)549-4444 or fax 250-549-4416

JOURNEYMAN Glazier, Lake City Glass in Williams Lake now hiring. Fax resume to: 250-392-5369 or email:

ARE YOU 10K or more in Debt? DebtGo can help reduce a significant portion of your debt load. Call now and see if you qualify. 1-800-3511783. IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is not an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

Funeral Homes

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FAST AND Reliable Plumbing Repairs, 24/7. Call Parker Dean for your next plumbing job. Present this ad and get $50 off. Vancouver area. Call 1-800-573-2928.

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GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 UNFILED TAX returns? Unreported income? Avoid prosecution and penalties. Call a tax attorney first! 855-668-8089 (Mon-Fri 9-6 ET)


will be held at Coalmont Campsite June 14, 2014 at 3:00 pm Potluck to follow, BYOB & Chair. Info: 250-295-6425 or 250-789-3231

Daycare Centers LICENSED FAMILY DAYCARE Little League Day Care for children ages 1 to 12. Call to set up an interview. 23 Years experience 250-295-3493 Yvonne

Business Opportunities AUSTRALIA, NEW Zealand, and European dairy, crop, sheep, beef farm work available for young adults. Apply now for fall AgriVenture programs. Don’ t Just Visit! Live It! 1-888-598-4415 GET FREE vending machines. Can earn $100,000 + per year. All cash-retire in just 3 years. Protected Territories. Full details call now 1-866-668-6629. Website


Help Wanted An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring experienced dozer and excavator operators, meals and lodging provided. Drug testing required. 1-(780)7235051. BRABY MOTORS Service Department- Salmon Arm has 2 full time positions - experienced Service Advisor and Tower Operator. Must possess automotive mechanical knowledge, ability to work in fast paced environment. Strong work ethic, organizational skills, ability to multi task a must. Exceptional wage/ benefit package. E-mail resume or fax 250-832-4545.


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In Memoriam

In Memoriam

In Loving Memory of Daniel Lawrence Rice September 25, 1926 - June 2, 2011 What we would give if we could say “Hello Dad� in the same old way. To hear your voice, see your smile To sit with you and chat a while So, for those who have a husband and father, Cherish him with care, For you will never know the heartache Until you see that empty chair You will live in the hearts and minds Of all those you have left behind We love you and miss you Always and forever.

Grace, Brian, Leona & Ken, Bert & Lori, Jackie & Jesse & families

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Painting & Decorating WWW.PAINTSPECIAL.COM

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3 Rooms For $299, 2 Coats Any Colour

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

Pets & Livestock

Tack/Supplies Eamor #340 Roping Saddle & stand, plus many extra’s. Asking $1300 Firm. 250-295-3134 after 5 pm.

Merchandise for Sale Friendly Frank Set of 4 white spoke wheels, 15x7, 6 stud chevy $99. Set of 4 mag wheels 15x6x42 $50. Call 250-295-7435 Washer & Dryer, good working condition $75. 250-295-4106

Garage Sales

Merchandise for Sale

Local area includes: Princeton & Area H, Hedley

Local Regular: 300 Local Seniors: 3000 Out of town: 500 U.S. : 1325

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Commercial/ Industrial

Auto Financing

Scrap Car Removal

Houses For Sale PRINCETON - 6 bedrooms, 3 baths, basement w/rec room. Propane furnace, wood stove, pellet stove. Waterfront Lake Property. Good fishing, summer & winter. Must move. 250295-6364

Misc. for Sale 2002 Buick Lesaber, custom, power all, auto start, $4500 OBO. 6-8 man Hot Tub, 5 months old, moving, need to sell! 7’ x7’ x 36”, includes chemicals, lid, auto lid lift wiring. Call 250-295-6444 A- STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20’40’45’ 53’ and insulated containers all sizes in stock. SPECIAL Trades are welcome. 40’ Containers under $2500! Also JD 544 &644 wheel Loaders JD 892D LC excavator Ph Toll free 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB Case 350 B Dozer, $8000. Lrg. (rock) screen $200. Call 250-295-3756 Honda 1000 Watt generator, runs great $275. Call 250-2957435


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Business/Office Service



KILL BED bugs & their eggs! Buy Harris Bed Bug Killer Complete Treatment Program or Kit. Available: Hardware Stores, Buy Online: KILL ROACHES! Buy Harris Roach Tablets. Eliminate bugs- guaranteed. No mess, odorless, long lasting. Available at Ace Hardware & The Home Depot. Large above ground blowup swimming pool, comes complete with pump and cover. Keep the kiddies happy this summer. Only $60. Phone 250-295-1577 SAWMILLS FROM only $4,397 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free info & DVD: www.NorwoodSaw 1-800-5666899 Ext:400OT STEEL BUILDINGS. Hot savings - Spring sale! 20x24 $4,348. 25x24 $4,539. 30x30 $6,197. 32x36 $7,746. 40x46 $12,116. 47x72 $17,779. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422 or online at:

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Garage Sales

Knights of Columbus KFC Yard Sale, June 7 & June 14, Catholic Church Hall on Lime Street, 9 am each day.

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Real Estate

Saturday, June 7th, 423 Taylor Mill Rd., 8 - 12 noon, $5 a box of asst. stuff, air conditioner, golf items, camping items, etc. DON’T MISS IT, BARGAINS!!

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 newspaper?


Merchandise for Sale

Career Opportunities

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Mobile Homes & Parks RETIRE IN Beautiful Southern BC, Brand New Park. Affordable Housing. COPPER RIDGE. Manufactured Home Park, New Home Sales. Keremeos, BC. Spec home on site to view. Please call 250-4627055.

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent APARTMENTS FOR RENT: Small bachelor unit $450. Lg. bachelor unit $550. 1 bed. unit $650. All utilities included. 1 bedroom $550 utilities extra. 1 bedroom $500 utilities extra. Call Karen @ 250-295-3095

BUYING Coin Collections, Estates, Antiques, Native Art, Silver, Jewelry 250-499-0251 Looking for a Mosquito Tent/Canopy. 250-295-7425

Furnished Apt for rent in Princeton, available now. Need excellent references & D.D. No pets, must be quiet. Rents start at $525.00 month. Phone 1-250-295-1006 for details or leave a message with the best time to call back.

Cottages / Cabins

Cottages / Cabins

Monthly Rentals:

Homes for Rent 2+ bdrm house for rent, incl. fridge & stove, N/S, No Pets, Avail. immed. $850/month, references required, 250.493.6308 Bachelor suite in downtown Princeton. $400 per month, plus utilities. Must have excellent references. Non smoker and no pets & must be quiet & clean. Available July 1. Phone 1-604484-2783 and leave a message with best time to call back.

HOUSES FOR RENT. Call Heather at 250-295-8025 Well maintained 4 bedroom home on the beautiful Tulameen River. Close to school and town, fenced yard. Available now - must be seen! Call 250-295-7664


Auto Financing

Additional skills required: • Electrician with Red Seal certification and with construction or industrial experience required to work at the Graymont Pavilion Lime Plant. • Must become engaged in continuous improvement and willing to work in a team environment. • Regular shifts will be 8 hrs/day from Monday to Friday – steady day shift. • Must be willing to work overtime when required. • Located in Pavilion B.C. situated between Cache Creek and Lillooet, B.C. Wages And Benefits As Per The Collective Agreement. Qualified applicants please submit your resume to: or Graymont Pavilion Plant Attn: Dan Buis P.O. Box 187 Cache Creek, BC V0K 1H0

Cars - Domestic 89 GMC Jimmy 4x4, $500. 92 Ford F 150 4x4, $1200. 97 Chrysler Sebring Convertible, $1600. Call 250-295-6975

Off Road Vehicles 1987 Yamaha 350 Big Bear $2,000. 1989 Honda ATV Trailer $300. 1990 ATV Snow blade $500. Phone 250-2957465.

Financial Services

Financial Services


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2004 Subaru, 300,000 km, 1 lady owner, good condition, $2,000. Call 250-295-6002

INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICIAN Graymont’s Pavilion Plant is accepting applications for an Industrial Electrician. Candidate must possess current B.C. Red Seal certification. Preference will be given to well-rounded individuals willing to also perform other nonelectrical maintenance work as part of the maintenance team. A background in lime or cement industry along with computer and or PLC skills is preferred as well as a proven track record of developing and maintaining a safe work culture.

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Phone Princeton Castle Resort 250-295-7988

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Downtown house for rent, 1 lg bdrm, 1 sm bdrm, renovated, Fridge, stove, washer & dryer. Rent $700 a month & utilities. 250-295-7557

• Fully furnished and includes utilities. • Rooms from $400 - $450 • 2 Bedroom Apt. $1000 - $1200 • 4 Bedroom Apt. $1800 • 4 Bedroom Cabin by Creekside $1800 • RV Site $500 Also 2/3 Bedroom House with huge yard to the river. Fully furnished but excludes hydro: 207 Angela Ave. $1000

Career Opportunities

“WANTED” Scrap Cars, Trucks, Metal. U Call I Haul. Scrap Metal & Vehicles can be dropped off @ 680 Old Mill Rd. Cash for some. 250-295-5102

COMMERCIAL SPACE for rent on Vermilion Ave. 1000 sq. ft. or 400 sq. ft. of commercial, with 600 sq.ft. attached living quarters. Call Karen @ 250-295-3095

Trucks & Vans 1992 Ford Ranger, good tires & rims, in good condition and runs well. Tilt, Air, 4x4. Best offer Takes. 250-295-6446

A20 Wednesday, June 4, 2014 Similkameen Spotlight

SpotlightNEWS Showing at Krankin Left: John Draper says he’s “gotta be different!” — which is why he chose the colour, Cantaloupe Orange for his beauty of a ‘39 Chevy GMC. Below: Along with the hard work of Mike from Gallagher Lake Autobody, this 36 Ford Coupe took three years to build. The interior looks as sharp as the exterior. The ‘36 Coupe is owned by “Hot Rod Lenny”.

Thank you Brad!

Lisa Carleton/Spotlight Contributed

Area H Director Brad Hope receives dedication Sandi Lawler, president of Erris fire department; Brad Hope, RDOS Area H Director; Hayes Creek chief Rob Miller and members of the Hayes Creek and Erris fire departments. On Sunday, May 25 during break at the practice house burn at the Rafter F Ranch, 1147 Princeton-Summerland Road, the Erris and Hayes Creek fire departments presented Brad Hope with the title of Honourary Fire Chief. As a token of their appreciation, they presented him an engraved fire helmet and axe. Director Hope has been an ardent supporter of these two young and struggling departments and through his help they are now viable departments providing medical first response and fire protection to their communities.

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Krankin’ Vintage celebrates 7th anniversary Lisa Carleton

Vehicles which included a‘39 Chevy GMC, ‘63 Nova, ‘28 Chrysler, ‘36 Ford Coupe, and a ‘48 Anglia were among the classic cars and trucks on display during the 7th annual Krankin’ Vintage Car Show held Saturday, May 31. Enthusiasts from Keremeos, Langley, Princeton and the Okanagan brought their treasures to show in support of the Krankin’ Vintage celebration. Attendees of the annual car show, as well as tourists passing by, were welcome to take photos of the classics and enjoy the free barbecue lunch pro-

vided by the Krankin’.crew. Owners of the vehicles were most happy to answer questions about their objects of pride and joy. The perusal of black and white photo’s of classics as well as story comparison, was part of the days celebrations as well. Randy Folk, owner/operator of the company said he “loves to show off the cars and enjoys the good group of people who come out to support Krankin’.” The crew at Krankin’ are looking forward to their next annual event -Bikes and Barbecue which will take place on Saturday, July 5.

Plants & Shrubs HERE NOW!

Zone appropriate for Princeton & area. Pick up your copy of “YES! You Can Garden In Princeton”

Hanging Baskets The same beautiful ones we’ve had for the last four years!

• basket stuffers • bedding plants • clematis • roses • shrubs • fruit trees • edible shrubs • trees

FREE sample bag of Sport Mix dog treats with purchase of any dog or cat food.

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June 04, 2014 edition of the Similkameen Spotlight