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A flurry of federal dollars floating down from Ottawa onto projects across the valley heralds one thing—it’s election time. Prime Minister Stephen Harper has yet to reveal his plans for the election launch, but many are speculating an early call is in the works.

“We have heard it could happen as early as this Sunday,” said Stephen Fuhr, Liberal candidate for Kelowna Lake Country. If Harper does drop the writ after this weekend, it will be more than 11 weeks before voting day—making it the longest campaign in Canadian history. “We have no control over


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West Kelowna council stiffens water abuse regulations

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Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick, Kelowna-Mission MLA Steve Thomson and provincial Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson received a guided tour of Okanagan College’s new trades building Wednesday. Construction on the $33-million project began in June 2014, and it is still on schedule to open to students in the spring of 2016. Once open, the new facility will nearly double OC’s capacity for trades students, allowing for 2,400 students to train at the campus every year. “Well I think today we’ve seen the great progress on this project,” Thomson said after their

tour was done. “It’s a $33-million project, with $28 million contributed by the province, and it’s great to see how far it’s advanced. “We’re really looking forward to its completion. “I think one of the key points here is the community support for this, a big part of this project’s funding is coming directly from businesses and people and leaders within our community, so that just shows how important this is within our community.” The remainder of the funding is being raised by Okanagan College through a campaign that launched in October 2014. The campaign has a goal of raising $5 million for capital construction costs and $2 million for program and student


Politicians enthused by progress on trades building

Local MLAs Norm Letnick and Steve Thomson were joined by Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson for a tour of Okanagan College’s new trades facility, which is scheduled to open in 2016. support. “The nice thing about this is that our students locally here in the Central


Liberal says potential early call to the polls a waste of taxpayers’ dollars like we’re going into another recession …if that’s the case, it’s the first time Canada has gone into a recession without the US. The Canadian economy is not good.” Al Horning, a former MP, said the recent wave of federal grant announcements since last Friday is just smart politics. “Everybody does it. Every party will do it,” he said. “And the organizations that receive the grants don’t mind because they need the support.” Horning said he’s not sure if a rush of grants prior to an election translates into votes, but he said it does help the incumbent MP, in this case Conservative Kelowna-Lake Country MP Ron Cannan. “It does show that your representative is doing something for your constituency by getting grants…that’s what people like to see—their elected representative working for them. I guess if you are a Conservative voter, you are saying, “Right on, Ron, keep it going.’”


Candidates get an additional $2,700 a day to add to their usual limit of approximately $100,000. It’s ultimately going to cost taxpayers more, as well, said Fuhr. It’s been estimated that it will cost millions in extra administrative costs for Elections Canada to work a long campaign in hundreds of ridings across Canada. There’s also the matter of lost tax revenue. Much of what a candidate spends on their campaign comes from donations, which are worth a tax credit of 75 per cent on the first $400, 50 per cent on the next $350 and 33.3 per cent on the next $500. “It’s crazy given the fact that the country is in debt and that people have a hard time paying their bills,” said Fuhr. “We’d be better off spending that tax money on the taxpayer.” “We are in massive debt, and it looks

north if they need to, up to Site C to work on the big dam project there.” Letnick noted.

Okanagan will have the ability to take their trades training right here at the college and then go up

Local Green/Liberal alliance puts party leader on defensive Kathy Michaels

Constituents in Kelowna-Lake Country could still see a political power-sharing pact play out in the upcoming election campaign, despite the leader of the Green Party of Canada’s apparent misgivings. Elizabeth May has made multiple media appearances this week saying that she’s asked local Green candidate Gary Adams to not step down or endorse any other parties just yet. Adams, and Liberal candidate, Fuhr, announced earlier this month that Adams would step down to endorse Fuhr and sign an agreement outlining co-operation between Fuhr and the local Greens for a form of joint representation in

Ottawa. Although May put Adams’s decision on hold, the move hasn’t been quashed. She is expecting to have a conversation with Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and NDP leader Thomas Mulcair before endorsing it. In a press release from Adams and Dan Ryder, Adams’ campaign manager, May’s words were taken well. “We fully support Elizabeth bringing the result of our local vote into a crucial conversation at the national level. At this level, Thomas Mulcair and Justin Trudeau need to ask themselves which is more important: Gambling every opportunity on a shot at an absolute majority, or beginning

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“We hope they’ll always be able to work on liquified natural gas, a new industry for

British Columbia that our Premier Christy Clark has been leading for the last couple of years, we see that coming to fruition as well. “And then of course serving the needs of the Okanagan Valley, with all the sheet metal work, electrical work and all the other trades that are being applied here. “So it’s a good news story, not just for the students and the young people of the valley, but also for the future economical development of British Columbia.” Okanagan College is currently the second largest trades training institute in the province, behind only British Columbia Institute of Technology. The new trades facility is located on the OC campus along KLO Road.




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now to engineer a government that works together?,” reads the release. “Do they want to magnify the differences among Greens, Liberals, and NDP, or focus on the differences between us and the Stephen Harper Conservatives? “Our members sent a clear message that the vast gulf that separates all of us from the Harper Conservatives is what matters most to them. We think the majority of Canadians agree.” Fuhr interpreted May’s words, similarly. “We will both respect Elizabeth May and look forward to discussion at the federal level, but once those have happened we’re prepared to move ahead with the agreement in place that was voted on by the members of Kelowna Lake Country.




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Rising car interior temperatures too hot for canines

Kathy Michaels

As mercury rises in Kelowna so do the volume of calls at the

branch of the BC SPCA, said the BCSPCA has fielded 840 hot pet calls to date, compared to 514 in the same period last year. Locally, the summer

a Central Okanaganwide ticketing system, reports of dogs sweltering continue to rise. Suzanne Pugh, manager of the Kelowna

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has brought 80 reports. Perfectly underscoring her point, at a Thursday afternoon press conference aimed at further getting out the message about best practices for protecting pets from the elements, Pugh was told that police and her staff were racing to a Kelowna parking lot of a McDonald’s where a dog had been locked in a hot car for 45 minutes. It’s something that clearly frustrates Pugh. In addition to the cruelty of the act, it takes away from the SPCA’s regular role of caring for abandoned and abused animals. That said, the organization is continuing to approach the issue through further education in hopes it will stop the inhumane practice. “Many well meaning guardians leave their pets in parked vehicles when









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minutes they can suffer irreparable brain damage. “You shouldn’t have to put on a fur coat and sit in a hot car with the windows rolled up to understand how dangerous it is for your pet to be left there,” said Holmes, who earlier noted the Mounties have already this summer attended 53 hot pet calls. “Leaving your pet at home is the right thing to do if you are shopping. If you must take your pet make sure there is a second person who can stay with your pet in a shaded area.” He added that, generally speaking, the people they find who have made the decision to lock their dog in a steaming hot car aren’t trying to be cruel. They tend to park in shaded areas, assuming that they’re only going to be gone for a harmless minute or two. That said, when caught leaving a dog in a hot car, they’re often put on the receiving end of a harsh critique, as actress Jennifer Beals learned in Vancouver Wednesday morning. Global News showed footage of the actress returning to her Ford Escape during a sunny day in Vancouver. Her dog was in the car and the window was slightly rolled down. A man confronted the actress outside of her vehicle out of concern for the pooch, at which point Beals is heard saying, “In Dunbar it is, it’s fine.”  “It is, OK,” the passerby replied before adding, “Just so you know I am reporting this.” Her social media was rife ever since with attacks about irresponsible pet ownership. Offering a gentler alternative, Pugh said the SPCA recommends noting the licence plate of a vehicle and asking managers of nearby businesses to page the owner to return to the vehicle immediately. Those who see pets in cars should call the BC SPCA abuse hotline at 1-855-622-7722. Also, be an advocate. Help spread the word that pets and hot vehicles are a fatal mix. Get the #HotPets NotCool decal for your vehicle and download a poster and other materials at to put up in malls and other areas in your community.

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news _____________________________________________________________________ Airport lease extended

The federal government has extended the lease term at Kelowna International Airport for

an extra 20 years, to Dec. 21, 2054. This lease amendment will help ensure the

City in Action CounCil HigHligHts new transit agreement

Council approved a new Annual Operating Agreement between BC Transit and City of Kelowna. The 2015/16 agreement spans the period April 1, 2015, to March 31, 2016. The financial impacts of this agreement were approved in the 2015 Budget.

new police building named

Council endorsed “City of Kelowna Police Services” as the formal name for the new civic facility to be constructed at 1190 Richter St. to house the local RCMP detachment. Work on the site begins this autumn.

Heritage project funded

Council approved a 2015 budget amendment for $210,000 from the reserves funds for building stabilization work on Brent’s Grist Mill to protect the historic landmark from further deterioration until a decision is made regarding possible long-term adaptive uses for the building.

continued viability of the airport and will allow the City of Kelowna to invest in airport infrastructure

The airport was built and operated by the City of Kelowna until it was transferred to Transport

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Holiday Hours

In honour of British Columbia Day, City Hall will be closed: Monday, August 3 The Glenmore Landfill will be open regular hours, 7:30am to 4:45pm, with OgoGrow available for purchase until 4pm. Parkinson Recreation Centre will be open Monday from 10am to 3pm.

PubliC HeARing Notice is given that City Council will hold a Public Hearing on: tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 6pm Kelowna City Hall, 1435 Water street Council Chambers

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Property tax 2nd penalty

To avoid the legislated second penalty, late City of Kelowna 2015 property tax payments must be received by: tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015

The applicant is wishing to amend City of Kelowna Zoning Bylaw No. 8000 to create C3rls – Community Commercial (Retail Liquor Sales) and C3lp – Community Commercial (Liquor Primary) as designations within the C3 – Community Commercial zone.

The Fall Activity & Program Guide is now online and registration for general programs begins August 4. Fall into a fitness routine or try something new – like an art class, language or cooking lesson! Set up your online registration in advance by calling 250-469-8800 to get your account pin and client barcode ready. Hard copies will be available for pickup at the H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre, Main Library Downtown, Rutland Arena, Parkinson Recreation Centre and Glenmore IGA. Registration dates: August 4 General programs (7:30am) August 6 Aquatics & First Aid programs (7:30am) August 7 Leagues (7:30am) Programs for persons with a disability (9:30am) inFo: 250-469-8800

City Water utility implementing Water Restrictions

In support of the Provincial Drought Response and to encourage smart use of water as a resource, the City of Kelowna Water Utility is implementing odd/even outdoor watering restrictions for its customers beginning tuesday, August 4. Odd/even watering restrictions mean that odd numbered addresses may water yards and lawn on odd calendar days and even numbered addresses may water on even calendar days. Automatic underground irrigation systems may run between 12am (midnight) and 6am. Manual sprinklers and watering by hose (hand watering) can occur between 6am and 11am or 6pm and midnight on the scheduled odd/ even day. All properties may water on the 31st of the month. inFo: 250-469-8502

Watermain Flushing

Utility crews continue their watermain flushing program to ensure the distribution system is refreshed and healthy.

Payments can be made through online or telephone banking, at drop boxes located at City Hall’s Water Street entrance and the Doyle Avenue parking lot, or by mail/in person at City Hall, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna BC V1Y 1J4. For more information about property taxes and payment options, visit propertytax. inFo: 250-469-8757

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notice of Disposition

Pursuant to Section 26 of the Community Charter and Council Policy No. 76, Disposal of City Property, notice is hereby given that the Council of the City of Kelowna intends to enter into a Contract of Purchase over Lot A District Lot 14 ODYD Plan EPP34913 and Lot 10 District Lot 14 ODYD Plan 413 except the westerly 10 feet thereof, being 2251 – 2315 and 2269 Pandosy Street, shown on Plan EPP53192 at a price of $10,000.00 to Interior Health Authority. The public may review copies of the proposed disposition at the Real Estate department on the 4th Floor of City Hall, from 8am-4pm, Monday to Friday. inFo: 250-469-8610

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owner/Applicant: City of Kelowna 561 McKay Avenue Lot 1, District Lot 14, ODYD, Plan EPP45951 Bylaw No. 11120 (OCP15-0009) Bylaw No. 11121 (Z15-0026) The applicant is proposing to amend the Future Land Use designation and rezone the subject property in order to accommodate the development of non-accessory parking. official Community Plan Amendment: From the MRM – Multiple Unit Residential (Medium Density) designation to the MXR – Mixed Use (Residential/Commercial) designation. Requested zoning change: From the RU6 – Two Dwelling Housing zone to the C4 – Urban Centre Commercial zone. owner/Applicant: City of Kelowna 310 Mugford Road Lot B, Section 26, Township 26, ODYD, Plan 27494 Bylaw No. 11122 (Z15-0017) The applicant is proposing to rezone the subject property to allow a subdivision into two lots. Requested zoning change: from RU1 – Large Lot Housing zone to the RU2 – Medium Lot Housing zone. owner/Applicant: Harjinder Kaur Mahli, Jaswinder Singh Mahli & Swaran Singh Mahli / Jaswinder Singh Mahli 140 Mugford Road, 405 Rutland Road and 425 Rutland Road Lot A, Section 26, Township 26, ODYD, Plan 4378 Lot 3, Section 26, Township 26, ODYD, Plan 3513

Lot 4, Section 26, Township 26, ODYD, Plan 3513 Bylaw No. 11123 (Z15-0010) The applicant is proposing to rezone the subject properties to allow for the development of townhouses. Requested zoning change: from RU1 – Large Lot Housing zone to the RM2 – Low Density Row Housing zone and RM3 – Low Density Multiple Housing zone. owner/Applicant: RA Quality Homes Ltd. Inc. No. BC0647947 / Tony Kuhnkuhn 2124 Pandosy street Strata Lots 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, District Lot 14, ODYD, Strata Plan KAS3144 Bylaw No. 11124 (HRA15-0001) The applicant is seeking to rescind Heritage Revitalization Agreement Bylaw No. 9184 and enter into a new Heritage Revitalization Agreement with the City of Kelowna under section 966 of the Local Government Act. The new agreement is to permit some commercial uses and create two new strata units on the subject property. This property is also known as the “Cadder House”. Current zone: RU1 – Large Lot Housing owner/Applicant: Grant Good, Marie McAlpine, F. Devillier Medical Prof. Corp., Janette Armstrong and F. De Villiers Medical Prof. Corp., Inc. No. 101092982 / Christy & Associates Planning Consultants Ltd. Comments can be made in person at the public hearing, or submitted online by email to, or by letter to the Office of the City Clerk, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1J4. Presentations at the public hearing 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. 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 July 28, 2015 and 4pm on Monday August 10, 2015 shall be copied and circulated to City Council for consideration at the public hearing. Any submissions received after 4pm on Monday August 10, 2014 will not be accepted. The public may review copies of the proposed bylaws, Council reports and related materials online at or at the Office of the City Clerk at City Hall from 8am-4pm, Monday to Friday, as of July 28, 2015 and up to and including August 11, 2015. inFo: 250-469-8645


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New Joe Rich fire chief A new fire chief has been appointed by the Regional District of Central Okanagan for the Joe Rich Fire Protection District. Effective immediately, Ben Wasyliuk will take over the chief’s duties for the paid on-call department. Wasyliuk has been a firefighter with the department since 2011, most recently serving as one of its assistant chiefs.  The selection committee unanimously recommended his appointment, noting Wasyliuk’s qualifications, dedication and service Ben Wasyliuk to the Joe Rich Fire/ Rescue Department and the respect that he’s garnered among residents in the community and department members. RDCO fire services manager Dan Wildeman says, “With Ben coming from the ranks of the department, there will be continuity in service for the paid-on-call department from those dedicated members who are committed to providing fire protection, fire prevention and medical first response services throughout the community.”


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Due to infrequent use and increasing safety concerns, the City of West Kelowna has taken down the Horizon Park playground. Parking at the park is limited and the playground is difficult to find. Safety inspections have determined that the equipment no longer meets Canadian Safety Association standards, posing risks to users. Staff has also received frequent reports of vandalism, including an attempt to light the playground’s plastic




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surrounding trees. Staff will investigate options for future amenities, such as benches, and budget recommendations will be provided to council for future consideration. Area residents are reminded that Moonbeam Park and Rose Valley Elementary School are within walking distance of homes in the Horizon neighbourhood.

Need for donated blood continues The national blood inventory has steadily declined this summer and needs a boost to continue to meet the needs of patients through the August long weekend and into the coming weeks. Canadian Blood Services is asking people to give blood before and after the long weekend. “Summer is a challenging time for blood collection, when many regular donors are on vacation. This is a great time for new donors to join us and help prevent a further decline in the national inventory,” said Mark Donnison, vice-president of donor relations. “Platelets derived from blood are critical to help stop bleeding and unfortunately expire just five days after a blood donation.” The Canada Safety Council reports that “more fatalities occur on Canadian roads during summer months than any other time of year.” It can take up to 50 donors to help save someone who has been in a motor vehicle accident. Please consider helping us maintain our needed inventory by donating at either of the following clinics in the Kelowna area this long weekend:  • Kelowna Clinic, 103-1865 Dilworth Dr. (across from Sears), which is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 3—61 open appointments • West Kelowna clinic at Emmanual Church, 2600 Hebert Rd., which runs from noon to 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 3—42 open appointments  To book an appointment to give blood, use the Give Blood App or visit Those with appointments are encouraged to keep their appointment and, if possible, bring a friend or family member to donate with them. Walk-ins are also welcome.

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Drought-friendly plants that thrive Although my focus in my home gardens has always been to choose water-wise plants, I find during this unseasonably long spell of dry, hot weather that some plants are thriving while others seem to be gasping for water. For the past 11 years I have gardened in pure sand—very easy to dig but poor in nutrients and no capacity to retain moisture. Even though I have dug-in lots of water retentive organic matter and kept the soil mulched, the soil dries out very rapidly and becomes hydrophobic (repels water). I am a plantaholic. Having a plant nursery for nine years magnified my interest in plant varieties. When I gardened there, in amended clay soil, I could grow so many water-wise plants without supplemental water. When I first moved to this property, I brought my plant friends with me. Sadly, many of my favourites couldn’t survive in dry, sandy soil. I have grown some of them in an area that I water sporadically as needed. This year the need has intensified.

Garding With Nature GWEN STEELE I suspect that the weather we are experiencing is going to be the norm so I am planning to convert all the front and side gardens into plants that thrive in drought. The time has come for hard decisions. Some plant friends are going to need a new home. Today, I took stock of what is thriving with little to no extra water. I may add more of these to replace the plants that need water. Shade garden: The border of giant Solomon’s seal (Polygonatum commutatum) is outstanding. Leathery-leaved Bergenia looks great. Euonymous ‘Emerald Gaiety’ and ‘Green and Gold’ both add brightness with their variegated leaves. Surprisingly, hostas are doing very well (‘Krosse Regal’, ‘Albo-marginata’, ‘Golden Tiara’ and ‘Sum and Substance’).

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They were planted in a compost/sandy soil mixture nine years ago and are kept mulched. The root systems are now welldeveloped. The ground hugging Cotoneaster horizontalis has spread well and layered itself to make new plants. Succulents, tall Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ and ‘Matrona’ and many hen and chick varieties look great. Northern sea oats grass (Chasmanthium latifolium) is a lush bright green. Natives Oregon grape, Saskatoon and snowberry have all self-seeded here. Full sun plants: Herbs: lavender, oregano, thyme, sage, Hyssop officionalis Ornamental grasses: blue fescue, blue oat, blue gramma (Bouteloua gracilis), blue hair (Koeleria glauca)

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Stolen tools too job-specific to be pawned To the editor: On the night of June 30, 2015, somebody broke into my car and stole two tool cases of piano tuning and repair tools. My locked car was parked in my driveway near Lexington and Gordon. The person that did it

LETTER OF THE WEEK would have known what the tools were due to advertising decals on my car. Some tools were hand-made, many others had sentimental value (tools from my dad, sister and a deceased colleague). My question is, why would he/ she take them? Every pawn shop I called said the tools were too jobspecific and they wouldn’t touch them. Any other piano tuners would know they were stolen. Except for screw drivers and a couple of wrenches, nobody else

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could use them. Why didn’t the culprit just leave them where they could be found and returned after finding that they couldn’t be sold/pawned? What a horrible waste of money if the tools were thrown in a dumpster or the bushes. Those tools allowed me to earn a reasonable income and now they’ve been taken from me. One tool case is an old Telus linesman case with the words “The Fletch” written in felt pen on the inside of the lid.  The second tool kit has an alligator skin pattern and has spaces for a tool roll and an electronic tuning scope. The scope is a blue Sanderson Accu-Tuner (SAT3) with the name of Bob or Robert Bayley etched on the side. The tuning hammer is made by Watanabe Co. of Japan. If anybody knows the whereabouts of these tools, please leave your contact information at the H2O Centre so that, upon recovery of the tools, I can provide the finder with a generous reward. If you prefer, please contact me at 250-864-1528. Thanks.

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Free trade in milk, eggs, even logs? One of the rituals of life in Victoria News southern B.C. is cross-border shopping. TOM Even corner FLETCHER store owners are known to pop down to Washington border towns to load up a van with U.S. milk, taking advantage of a price difference generated by our “supply management” system. The recent slide in the Canadian dollar reduces this pressure in the short term, but the fact remains that dairy producers are propped up in Canada. And that’s increasingly a problem as Canada pursues entry into the Trans Pacific Partnership, the next big trade deal. With the U.S., Japan, Australia, New Zealand and other countries involved, it would form the largest trading bloc in the world. Canada uses tariffs of up to 300 per cent to protect its dairy and poultry industries from foreign imports. The higher domestic price on milk and eggs is a burden that falls most heavily on poor people. The Dairy Farmers of Canada and others argue that reducing or removing Canada’s import protection won’t change the huge farm subsidies



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paid by European and U.S. governments. The recent trade agreement between Canada and the European Union has already chipped away at this. The Conservative government is tiptoeing on this issue as a fall election approaches, with rural seats across the country at stake. But the UK, Australia and New Zealand have deregulated their dairy industries and Canada is already facing increased cheese imports due to the EU agreement. It’s an issue to watch as the federal election heats up. The NDP is positioned as a defender of supply management, while the Liberals are committed to keeping up with the U.S. and joining the TransPacific Partnership (TPP). The trend toward freer trade is broad and long. The Harper government ended the monopoly of the Canadian Wheat Board in 2012, and grain growers continue to compete globally. A trade deal with Korea saw tariffs come off Korean import vehicles, and life goes on. Another controlled and protected commodity that is seldom discussed is logs. That’s changed with the push for the TPP, as Japan protests federal and provincial restrictions that push up the cost of logs for export. Ottawa regulates the export of private land logs, but only in B.C. This is a longstanding irritant for private land owners, holding Newsroom: Sean Connor, Warren Henderson, Kathy Michaels, Kevin Parnell, Jean Russell, Alistair Waters Advertising: Tracy Cole, Ron Harding, Teresa Huscroft-Brown, Sheri Jackson, Robert Lindsay, Rick Methot,Christine Mould, Megan Munro, Meghan Toews, Al Tomiak, Kimberley Vico Classified: Michelle Trudeau, Emily Vergnano Production: Nancy Blow, Janice Collier, Shayla Graf, Kiana Haner-Wilk, Fatima Hartmann, Nadine Krahn, Tiffany

the domestic price for premium “J grade” Douglas fir logs below $80 per cubic metre while the price in Asia and Washington state has climbed above $100. The U.S. has long complained about B.C.’s cheap Crown land stumpage and low domestic log prices in general, viewing them as a subsidy to lumber production. Indeed, this whole protection apparatus is designed to stimulate domestic milling, although it doesn’t seem to be working. The main investment by B.C. forest companies recently has been buying southern U.S. sawmills. The coastal industry has maintained that profits from log exports are keeping logging alive, paying for the harvest and processing of logs in B.C. With Pacific trade talks in the background, pushed hard by U.S. President Barack Obama, the latest Canada-U.S. lumber agreement is due to expire in October. It will be more difficult to defend what University of Alberta economist Jack Mintz calls a “Soviet-style approach to price determination.” B.C. used to do something similar to this with wine, protecting a backward industry cranking out mostly god-awful plonk. Competition made the wine industry better, and now it’s world class.

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Cyclists should improve their skills before riding on roads To the editor: I have found an interesting website, BicycleSafe. com, that cyclists should be made aware of. The page is entitled BikeSafety: How not to be hit by cars. With more and more cyclists in our community perhaps the Kelowna Capital News would consider developing a cyclist awareness story or at least encourage the visitation of this website by cyclists. Cliff Serwa, Kelowna

Grateful for everything since Stewart Centre fire five years ago To the editor: On July 31, 2010 our Kirschner Road location was destroyed in the Stewart Centre fire. As we approach the five-year mark it is important that we express our gratitude to the many that supported us during this time. Immediately after the fire, we were flooded with gratitude that we were all safe, healthy and had a warm, dry place to go home to. And in the days that followed we would return home after the chaos of trying to rebuild and find gratitude in remembering that everything that matters was still there. We drew strength from each other, as it was in these moments that we learned that Pro Source Irrigation is so much more than its walls. We want to express gratitude to our valued customers who continue to support us year after year. Without you, [our business] would not have been able to rebuild. It is because of you that we


Photo-op grim reality check To the editor: I’m writing to thank Kelowna Capital News journalist Kathy Michaels for her excellent column Photo Ops Won’t Prevent Next Fire, Flood, Earthquake…, July 24 edition. I’ve responded to the B.C. climate change survey, as her column suggested, but I would encourage anyone who expects to be alive in 2050 to take the survey as well. Certainly, few, if any, of the MLAs in today’s government will be around in 2050 to take responsibility if the goals to reduce carbon emissions by 33 per cent below 2007 levels miss the mark.  

The front-page photo of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, MP Ron Cannan, and Premier Christy Clark, is more of a grim reality-check than the usual smiling photo-op for Canada’s Economic Action Plan—a plan which has generously benefited Kelowna because it elected a Conservative MP. The year 2050 seems too distant to be labeled an action plan by anyone but a turtle. That might explain the hands-folded stoic expression in the front-page photo. Helen Schiele, Kelowna

always strive to be better than we were yesterday. We want to express gratitude to our staff, many of who were there before, during and after the fire. Your work ethic, dedication and smiling faces represent everything that Pro Source stands for; your perseverance will never be forgotten. We are grateful for the continued opportunity to be able to establish a connection with everyone who walks through our door, as we have seen the value in the sustenance and strength of these relationships. Saying “thank you” seems like too simple an act; however, as we express our gratitude, we will never forget that it is not to solely speak these words but to live by them every day. Forever grateful, The Minaker Family: Sean, Linda, Emily, Gordon and Ben), West Kelowna

Weak-kneed To the editor: While looking ahead to the federal election I find our choice of politicians weak-kneed. Which political party will lead this country to a place of respect among the nations? Which party has the guts to change statutes that would help us Canadians achieve what our forefathers died for—freedom, health care and safety for all Canadians? Let’s do away with bilingualism—its antiquated form helps no one. Do away with the Senate and all the huge pensions given for patronage. Just these two items would put a lot more taxpayers’ dollars toward better uses. I encourage everyone to start writing to their politicians the priority of health care and safety. Roger Werger, Kelowna

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Conservative/Republican To the editor: First let me confess that I helped elect Kim Campbell (Progressive Conservative) as Prime Minister at the national convention in Ottawa as a delegate many years ago and also helped elect Steven Harper (Conservative) eight years ago in a much reduced role. Incidentally, I see quite a difference between the old Progressive Conservatives and the current Conservatives. At that time Harper had no more experience than Justin Trudeau who the Conservatives continue to suggest is “Not Ready.” But we needed a change then as we do now. I originally started voting Conservative in my early years following my mother’s influence who was Conservative, versus my father’s liberalism as I liked her much better

than my father. It may sound trivial but we all start down a certain political path and in most cases it is probably a reflection of our households when we are in formative years. Today as a retired vice-president of one of Canada’s largest financial institutions, spending half the year in the USA, I see so many unfortunate comparisons to the Republicans in the US which scares me for our future. The shift of our judges through tampering with the selections process is the last straw. I trust many of you will get out and vote to effect some much needed change in our direction for this country.  Michael Smith, Kelowna

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January – June Program and Service Update The Regional Board has received an update on program and service accomplishments during the first half of the year. Among the key highlights: the successful negotiation and ratification of a new five year collective agreement; RDCO staff went on the road holding five well-attended Information Open Houses in several neighbourhoods of the two electoral areas to answer questions about programs and services; launching of the new RDCO website with improved site search capabilities and adoption of the 2015-2019 Financial Plan. Gas Tax Community Works Funding The Regional Board has authorized spending $152,000 in Federal Gas Tax Community Works funding for water improvement projects in the Joe Rich area. This funding will cover higher than expected costs in implementing improvements to the Joe Rich Community Hall/Fire Hall water system and Goudie Road Fire Hall water system. Central Okanagan West Commission Appointments The Regional Board has approved the appointment of five members to the Central Okanagan West Advisory Planning Commission. Norm MacLeod, Jeff Deacoff and Ben Hansen have been reappointed to serve three year terms, while Cheryll Hordo and Colin Andrews are new appointments to the Commission and will also serve through July 2018. Regional Growth Strategy Context Statement The Regional Board has approved a proposed Regional Context Statement from the District of Lake Country. The statement, to be included in the District of Lake Country Official Community Plan is required under Provincial legislation. Next Regional Board Meetings • Monday, August 24th – 7:00 pm • Thursday, September 10th – following 8:30 am Governance and Services Committee meeting

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into a lesson in life for staff members of the Kelowna Capital News. Four people had signed on as a team for a paddleboarding fundraiser in support of BrainTrust Canada, set to take place Sunday, Aug. 9, at Rotary Beach in Kelowna. But the purpose behind BrainTrust Canada, to educate and fund research about brain injury prevention and recovery, hit home when one of the newspaper’s production staff, Janice Collier, was hit by a vehicle while on a crosswalk in Vernon on July 11. Collier suffered severe injuries to her knee, pelvis and ankle along with head trauma that caused swelling in her brain. The vehicle, a Jeep Liberty, was driven by a 92-year-old male who, after colliding with Collier, then sheared off a light standard before coming to a stop. “It was a pretty sombre Monday morning to come looking to get support to paddle to raise money for brain injury prevention only to find one of our colleagues fighting for her life with a severe brain injury,” said Rob Lindsay, a Capital News advertising rep. “It brought home to

us the importance of what BrainTrust Canada does. The accident was a random thing for someone to get hit on a crosswalk, but it sure made what we were doing, to raise money for BrainTrust, seem a lot more important. “It’s not just a paddle board race for charity anymore. It will have a deeper meaning for all of us.” As a result, the Capital News team representation has increased as well with two four-person teams now entered in the event: The Capital News Cruisers—Rob Lindsay, Kevin Parnell, Al Tomiak and Nancy Blow; and SUPDawgz—Christine Mould, Megan Munro, ReMax realtor Tamara Terlesky and Christy Phillips. The fundraising goal is for each team to raise $1,000, which will work out to $250 a paddler. The overall goal of BrainTrust for the event is to raise $50,000. To make a donation to either team, go to www. paddleforprevention. participant/209108. Lindsay said he first started paddle boarding in 2011 when the sport was relatively new on the scene. He had a lot of questions about the finer

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Power of collaboration creates business world that works I would like to think that even as the years unfold, I never stop learning and embracing new thoughts and experiences. In the more than two years I have been writing this column with the entrepreneurial spirit at the forefront of my focus, I continue to be awed by the abundance of genuine leaders I’ve had the privilege of befriending both in business and social settings within the Okanagan Valley. And I think how joyous the valley environment would find itself, not only in entrepreneurial pursuit and stimulating its entrepreneurial culture but in all aspects of human life, if we grasped with all our hearts and minds the power of collaboration as an added ingredient in our leadership education. At the most fundamental level, collaboration comes from a Latin root that roughly means to work with, but there is more to it than that. People at truly collaborative organizations are empowered and engaged—they colabour successfully, reach agreement, resolve differences, produce great products and meet customer and community needs in ways that may well be the envy of their industry, organization, and regional landscape. Collaborative leadership is at the centre of an important shift in our business world, which is moving away from autocratic leadership to more decentralized models which significantly create a new paradigm. For many, the shift from command and control raises a continuing dilemma: How do you get things done and drive an organization forward when you’re forced to coax and convince? I’m told by some very reputed leadership consultants the distinction lies at the heart of the

Entrepreneurial Spirit JOEL YOUNG answer: Collaboration is an essential tool for the new kind of entrepreneurial venture leader, the facilitative leader, one who engages relevant stakeholders in solving problems collaboratively and works to build a more collaborative culture in his or her community or organization. The facilitative leader makes conscious choices about how much collaboration is appropriate for each decision and delegates accordingly. This leader is able to get more out of their organization, while staying on track and driving the intended strategy forward. They are able to devise and articulate a vision of triple-bottom-line value that inspires and

motivates internal and external stakeholders alike. As companies and organizations are urged to move to more agile, collaborative models, so too have they begun involving a variety of internal and external stakeholder in their overall strategies. The folks at the helmo of many forward-thinking organizations are taking into account how they affect the environment, their communities and employees. When leaders use collaboration to plan, gain alignment and execute skillfully, they create value for all stakeholders within their sphere of influence. Our Okanagan Valley Entrepreneurs Society, for example, has recently completed an outstanding collaborative leadership process through the creation of a non-profit entrepreneurial corporate structure of close to 28 people led by a board of a founding chair, a chair and seven

vice-chairs with a plethora of committees under each vice-chair. And our team accomplished this with little pain and much joy thanks to the collaborative leadership of each member of the team. A sense of direction comes from a clear understanding of the strategic moment faced by the organization itself. What is the gap between where the company or organization is and where it aspires to be? What’s required to bridge that gap? Who could be involved in bridging that gap? After establishing a sense of direction, one must focus on practices that invite enrollment in the change and commitment to its success. Collaborative organizations build their capacity and capability in working effectively together unselfishly and with a common sense of community purpose. No individual organizational nor

scorecard is absolutely necessary. What fun we could have with unbelievable outcomes if we operated in a constant cycle of sharing information, clarifying understanding, reaching agreements and implementing decisions.

All of us, in our individual and joint efforts, can tap the creativity in our minds and, combined with the power of collaboration —to invent something totally original. We can leap into the void, exercise belief in our

visions together, learn to trust each other and effectively engaging the relevant stakeholders, remain unafraid of the unknown. Joel Young is founder of Okanagan Valley Entrepreneurs Society.

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Automatic irrigation systems are a real timesaver for those with property to maintain. But they can’t be just ignored after they’ve been installed as regular monitoring is especially important under this year’s drought conditions, according to the experts. Components wear out, become damaged, get nudged out of position and the system itself should be set up to respond to seasonal and weather changes. Automated irrigation systems need a little guidance and monitoring to ensure they’re not wasting water. In fact, it would be wise to do a check on the system once a month, suggests Bruce Naka, a

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certified irrigation system designer and consultant. He has more than 25 years of experience in the Okanagan and is certified by the Irrigation Industry Association of BC (IIABC). The first thing to look for is spots in your landscape that are either too wet or too dry after the system has been on. In particular, he suggests you make sure it’s not watering concrete, asphalt or siding. In some cases, a sprinkler head just needs to be adjusted, but in others, it could be worn out and need replacing. “You can save money and conserve water by ensuring your system is working right,” he says. Under drought conditions such as the Okanagan is experiencing this year, you may wish to turn off the zones that




ensuring your irrigation system uses drip irrigation for trees and shrubs. He also recommends training your plants to be drought-tolerant by not providing them with more than the minimum amount of water they need to survive. That way, they will grow deep roots and be healthier overall. If you’re looking at installing an automatic irrigation system, he recommends you look for a certified contractor. Go to the IIABC website for a list at Ask your installer about high efficiency nozzles and you ensure you are familiar with the controller and that you can program it before the contractor is finished. They should also provide you with a drawing of the system, including where all the valves are, so you can shut them off, if necessary. If purchasing a home, ask for a map of the system showing where the valves and sprinkler heads are. Most systems now have rain sensors which can


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UBCO to host an outdoor night at the opera CONCERT The Slocan Ramblers Aug. 12 7:30 p.m. Snedden House Concerts Kelowna



The Slocan Ramblers bring their mix of bluegrass and mountain music to Kelowna for a concert Aug. 12. for a one-off gig in 2010, and the chemistry worked so well that they got themselves a house gig at Toronto’s Cloak and Dagger and started refining their sound. They debuted on CD in 2012 with Shaking Down the Acorns, which then led to the band being named Best New Artist at the 2013 Toronto Jazz Festival. Although it’s a house concert series, it’s open to the public, and people can reserve seats online at http://www. sneddenhouseconcerts. com/. CONCERT Opera Kelowna Sunday, Aug. 2 UBC Okanagan outdoor amphitheatre 3333 University Way Enjoy a truly Okanagan experience of nature and beauty as Opera Kelowna and UBC Centennial kickoff the Summer Opera Series. Opera Kelowna will present a charming program of arias, duets, and chorus favourites. The program for Opera Under the Stars includes


The Slocan Ramblers are the hot new thing on the bluegrass and old time scene these days. The Kelowna show starts at 7:30 (there’s a potluck at 6:30 that people can participate in) and admission is by donation (suggested $20) “Every few years a new generation of bluegrass players seems to be spawned from the hipster streets of Toronto. Enter the Slocan Ramblers…” said a review in Penguin Eggs Magazine Add Toronto’s Slocan Ramblers to the list of bands taking a pass on polished pop production values and embracing the unvarnished authenticity of old-time mountain music and bluegrass – while showcasing their own worldly influences. Praised everywhere from Hockey Night in Canada to the pages of Sing Out magazine for their debut effort Shaking Down the Acorns, and having already opened for comedian Steve Martin and been featured in a TV series alongside the Blind Boys of Alabama, the Slocan Ramblers just released their new album Coffee Creek earlier this month. All one-time students of the Humber College music program, The Slocan Ramblers – who are named for a historic mine in B.C.’s Slocan Valley— count among their influences lesser-known bluegrass great Dave Evans and celebrated player Norman Blake. They came together


Opera Kelowna will kick off its Summer Opera Series outside under the stars at the UBC Okanagan campus on Aug. 2. favourites such as the “The Flower Duet,” “The Pearl Fisher’s Duet,” O Mio Babbino Caro, and

excerpts from “The Marriage of Figaro,” which will be performed fully staged and

orchestrated during the “Summer Opera Series” on Aug. 14 and 15 at the Mary Irwin Theatre. Dr. Kinza Tyrrell, Vancouver Opera’s top vocal coach, will accompany the singers and Scottish conductor Bernard McDonald will bring his point of view. “The Okanagan is fast becoming the summer destination for music and art lovers,” said Opera Kelowna’s artistic director, Alexandra Babbel. “We’re very excited to present this extraordinary concert at the university and invite the community —be they residents of the Okanagan or visitors to our region—to be part of a very special evening.” Babbel will co-host the evening together with UBC’s deputy vicechancellor and principal Deborah Buzzard. Imagine a bit of Mozart cascading across the lawn under the evening sky while you enjoy a glass of wine and delicious food with guests.   Bring your picnic wares, blankets, pillows and create your very own romantic evening under the stars. The concert is free for those wishing to enjoy listening on the lawn. Preregistration for seating within the licensed area is required online.  Attendees can also order preferred seating,

plus food and wine options. Win prizes for expressing your chic Okanagan style including special UBC Centennial paraphernalia. Sponsors and community partners for the evening and sponsors of the “Summer Opera Series” include UBC Centennial Fund, Argus Properties Ltd., Four Points by Sheraton Kelowna Airport, The Hotel Eldorado, Harmony Acura, Springfield Funeral Homes, 50th Parallel Estate Winery, Okanagan Spirits, Artist Charla Maarschalk, Orah Spa + Salon, Bliss Bridal Boutique and Michelle Henseleit of The Well Dressed Window. Community and private foundation partners include the Central Okanagan Foundation, the City of Kelowna, the Almond Family Fund - In Memory of Sean Almond at the Central Okanagan Foundation, and Business for the Arts. For tickets go to www. CONCERT Ripple Illusion Friday, Aug. 7 Fernando’s Pub 279 Bernard Ave. Kelowna Vancouver’s Ripple Illusion will be returning to Kelowna, bringing a night of rock and soul to

Fernando’s Pub. The band, led by Kelowna local Mike Turner, is making Kelowna their first stop on their Western Canadian tour to promote their debut, selftitled EP. “We’re excited to have the chance to bring our music to more people on this tour” said Turner. “We’ve found a fresh and unique sound. So far people have responded well to it, so we’re definitely stoked to share it in some of the finest venues in Western Canada” The outfit will also be playing during the day on Aug. 8 as part of the Kelowna Block Party. Ripple Illusion is a fresh take on a retro sound, mixing together musical influences from a variety of different eras. Blending inspirations ranging from Motown to R&B and modern rock, the band has created a truly unique brand of piano driven rock and roll. ART EXHIBIT Heads Up Aug. 6 to Oct. 17 ARTE functional-The Factory 1302 St. Paul St. Kelowna Heads Up is comprised of a group exhibition of portraits by four artists: Ann Kipling of Falkland; David T. Alexander of Lake Country; Robert Bigelow of Vancouver; Malcolm Mooney from New York who currently lives in Calgary. For this exhibition, while these four artists have portraiture in common, their approach and aesthetic is unique to each of them. Send items to edit@

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Even if gardens are not your cup of tea, when you come to visit the current artist’s garden project at the Kelowna Art Gallery, you will doubtless agree on who would love this year’s commission—good old Oscar the Grouch from Sesame Street. This garden is urban, grungy, and full of trash! Vernon-based motherand-son team Carolina Sanchez de Bustamante and Maxwell Sterry wanted to focus on the issue of the environment for their year-long garden installation, and to subtly draw our attention to the volume of materials that are dumped daily into the landfill. Animating the art gallery’s open-air Rotary Courtyard space are three tall columns, delineated with strands of fishing line and strung up with brightly-coloured spheres made from clean trash. These bits of junk have been painted in red, orange or yellow, and then grouped by colour. At the base of each column trash has been piled up and spray painted as well, and viewers come to notice the trash has been sorted, so that the shortest column (red) has rubber and computer trash, the middle one (orange) has metals, and the tallest one (yellow) has plastic. When the breeze moves through the space a gentle and pleasant pinging sound is

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On View LIZ WYLIE produced by the trash bits knocking together. On the sides of the space the artists have planted plastic bins that have been sprayed with yellow, orange and red in a graffiti-like style with fruit- and vegetablebearing plants. The bins are selfirrigating so require minimal watering. Rustic seating consisting of pieces of wood spanning the gap between plastic bins completes the roughand-ready look of the installation. This is the third incarnation of the Kelowna Art Gallery’s Artist’s Garden Project. Each commission extends for a year in duration, from one spring season planting time to the next. Every project is accompanied and documented by a web-based publication available on the art gallery’s website. Humans have expressed their personal and cultural values through gardens for millennia. This aspect of the history of garden design—how a garden embodies and reflects the philosophies and metaphysics of its time

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Diesel will do if a hybrid is too pricey Horsepower specs VW has one of the most come in at 150, while it comprehensive diesel vehiproduces an impressive cle lineups in Canada. 236 lb-ft of torque. That Mercedes-Benz offers quite torque is reached as low a few variants, as does as 1,750-3,500 rpm. BMW and Chevrolet has The main difference their Cruze Diesel (Note: between the two I’m talking about vehicles While it might aforementioned models rather than trucks). not be everyone’s is, that the Sportwagon If you’re looking to go first choice in colour, is a new trim for 2015 further on a single tank and it has 860 L of cargo without moving into a hy- the Jetta diesel’s space. The five-door has brid, perhaps diesel might Toffee Brown 490L with the parcel be the best option for you. shelf up and 670L with VW has a plethora of cars Metallic looks like the shelf off. to choose from and an a cold glass of root The Golf TDI has a startSUV. Therefore, whether beer on wheels. ing MSRP of $23,095 you need something with Alexandra Straub and the Sportwagon lots of cargo space, a starts at $24,995. sedan that looks great, or But if neither of those models tickle off-road ready sport ute, VW has you your fancy, consider the Jetta TDI. covered. This four-door sedan is stylish yet yields For example, there’s the über popular some great fuel economy numbers; Golf. The seventh generation vehicle 7.7L/100km in the city and 5.2L/100km was named the North American Car of in the city. That’s on top of getting hunthe year for 2015. It’s not hard to see dreds of kilometres out of one fill up. why. Starting at just $22,490, it deserves all There are quite a few body styles to the praise it is given. choose from whether you want a threeHaving tested the Jetta TDI Highline door, a five-door, or a Sportwagon. And trim (which starts at $29,690) you get both the Sportwagon and five-door such features 17-inch alloy wheels, a give drivers the option of a 2.0L, six-way power driver’s seat with manual four-cylinder, TDI engine.






lumbar support, lights, leather seatsupport fog lights ing surfaces, a power sunroof, and LED signature daytime running lights. While it might not be everyone’s first choice in colour, the Jetta diesel’s Toffee Brown Metallic looks like a cold glass of root beer on wheels. Yum. I found it to be refreshing and different. As for the ride and handling, this Jetta does not disappoint. One of my favourite features – aside from the 150 horsepower and 236 horsepower from its 2.0L, turbo engine – is how it handles. The steering weight gives enough feedback to the driver to make tight turns engaging. And when paired with the DSG transmission, not only is city traffic more manageable, but less work for your left leg! If you find yourself towing a lot, or even wanting to go off the straight and narrow, consider the 2015 VW Touareg TDI. With ample room for five inside, this SUV comes with all the right touches. The refreshed interior design and styling is highly appealing to those who want a posh truck, without paying the equivalent price of its familiar equivalents: the Porsche Cayenne Diesel or the Audi Q7 TDI. The Touareg’s starting MSRP comes in at $55,275 and goes from there.

The Execline is the top-of-the-line trim and starts at $69,575. Okay, that’s a decent amount of coin, and it’s not for everyone, but all trims of Touareg come with the same great 3.0L, turbocharged, V6 engine offering 240 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque. This engine is then linked with an eightspeed automatic transmission. The panoramic sunroof lets in a copious amount of daylight onto the Terracotta Brown Vienna Leather seats and into the cabin. A strong point of VWs as long as I can remember is how its cabin says so much with saying so little. For example: the centre stack. The perfect combination of buttons and touchscreen make the infotainment so easy to use and one that is not hard to navigate. Then there’s the fuel economy. In the city, it uses an estimated 12.0L/100km in the city and 8.1L/100km on the highway. Not bad for a vehicle that weighs in at 2,130 kg and has allwheel drive. There are a couple more TDI options for you, too. There’s the larger Passat sedan and then there’s the funky Beetle. Visit for more information.

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MINI JCW for 2016 redefines the pocket rocket At A Glance: MINI John Cooper Works Hatch 2016

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NEW HAVEN, CT: The 2016 John Cooper Works is quite simply the most powerful, most competent MINI ever built. It is based on the new MINI 3 Door, but boasts major enhancements throughout, starting with a 2.0-litre inline, four-cylinder engine with BMW TwinPower turbo technology resulting in 228 hp and 236 lb/ft of torque. That’s a 25 per cent improvement over the outgoing model. It’s also enough to see the JCW go from 0-100 km

Body Style: Sub-compact three-door performance hatchback Drive Method: Front-engine, front-wheel-drive; six-speed manual or six-speed Steptronic automatic transmission Engine: 2.0-litre DOHC twin scroll turbo inline four-cylinder (229 hp, 236 lb/ft) Fuel Consumption: Premium recommended; performance TBA Cargo: 211 litres, 751 litres with rear seats folded Tow Rating: Not recommended Price: Base, $33,240 Web Site:

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control. Canadian fuel consumption numbers were still being calculated at this writing. With the manual, there is automatic rev matching that makes for smoother, faster shifts. The automatic can be shifted normally or with paddles on the steering wheel. Along with its already low centre of gravity, there was a complete retuning of the suspension including aluminum and high-strength steel to keep the weight down—all augmenting the sharp handling on the JCW. In fact, the new JCW weighs about the same as the outgoing model. You might think that in designing the all-new JCW that MINI would start with the engine, but not so. The first order of business was the brakes, with Brembo supplying JCW-specific 330 mm rotors up front with four-piston fixed calipers for outstanding stopping power. In real life they are massive, fully filling out the standard 17-inch alloy wheels and even the optional 18-inchers. Second on the list was the exhaust system which was designed to scavenge spent gases but also tuned for a rich tone which can be enjoyed with the automatic

rev matching for a nice, little burble. Electronic driver assistance features include Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) as standard, but capable of


being fully disconnected if required. It incorporates Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Electronic Differential Lock Control (EDLC) and Performance Control to improve stability at any speed. Optional is Variable Damper Control that changes the level of oil used in the shocks to reduce body roll and directional stability. You would not think that what is essentially a box with four wheels could be aerodynamic, but the JCW will surprise you. If you look directly at the nose, the whole thing is rounded for the smoothest possible airflow. On the lower sill, the driver-side outside air intake is functional, but the passenger-side intake is covered to route air around the fenders. At the top of each wheel well surround there is a little protruding lip that deflects air up and back, not into the wheel arch, thus creating drag. The rear apron with flaps and diffuser quells drag, while the spoiler up top reduces rear lift by 30 per cent—which is a lot. Inside, the piano black with red accent interior boasts all-new JCW sport buckets

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Hyundai hits the mark with redesigned Tucson HALFMOON BAY, B.C.: It’s the right vehicle at the right price at the right time. That’s what a Hyundai Canada product manager kept emphasizing here on BC’s Sunshine Coast at the Canadian media launch of the 2016 Hyundai Tucson crossover SUV. Now available at dealers nationwide, the new Tucson is aimed at the “sweet spot” in the compact CUV/ SUV market, ready to challenge the Ford Escapes, Toyota RAV4s and Honda CR-Vs of the world. This is a section of the automotive market that has been growing by leaps and bounds. Instead of sedans and hatchbacks, buyers are now gravitating to CUV/ SUVs, so much so that one in three vehicles now sold in Canada fits into this area. In order to meet this perceived area of growth, Hyundai has completely redesigned and re-engineered the Tucson, its smallest crossover SUV, for 2016. The new Tucson is longer, wider and more spacious inside than before, factors that Hyundai hopes will resonate with buyers. It’s also perhaps the most stylish offering in the segment, something that should help get it noticed in a crowded marketplace that includes perennial best-sellers like the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Nissan Rogue, Mazda CX-5 and Volkswagen Tiguan.

Lorne Drury

When you combine sales of the Tucson and the Santa Fe Sport, Hyundai already sits third overall in segment. With this updated model, Hyundai hopes and expects to move further up the ladder. Once known as simply a manufacturer of inexpensive vehicles, the Hyundai of today brings cars and SUVs to the market that are among the best in the industry on the quality front. In fact, Hyundai as a brand ranked fourth in the J.D. Power 2015 Initial Quality Study. Consumers will also find that this Tucson has features that just a few years ago were available only on high-end luxury vehicles. For example, a heated steering wheel and heated rear seats—both welcome here in the Great White North—are available on some models. Rearview cameras are standard throughout the lineup, while a dual level cargo floor, proximity power liftgate and ventilated front

Hyundai Tucson 2016. seats are options not normally found in this class. Prices start at $24,399 for the FWD base model, escalating to $39,599 for the Tucson Ultimate AWD model. Two four-cylinder engines are available on the new Tucson. There is a carryover 164 hp 2.0-litre engine mated with a six-speed automatic along with a new 175 hp 1.6-litre turbo that comes with a seven-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT). The 2.0-litre is available with FWD or AWD, while the 1.6-litre Turbo is only offered with AWD. Drivers can select their own driving experience by choosing from Eco, Normal and Sport.


In the morning session, we got to sample the 1.6T in Limited AWD trim ($36,649). All 1.6T models get huge 19-inch alloy wheels and we found the ride a little less forgiving over potholes than with the 2.0-litre AWD model and its 17-inch wheels that we selected for the afternoon run. But that’s not to say the ride is poor by any means. Hyundai engineers have stiffened up the new chassis with much more high strength steel, resulting in a 48 per cent improvement in body rigidity over the previous model. Through the expanded application of structural adhesives and with a re-en-

gineered suspension, the ride and handling are much improved this time around. There was barely a straight stretch of road on our drive route as we meandered along the coastline of this beautiful area north of Vancouver. On all accounts, the Tucson performed well, although we really didn’t get to test its AWD capabilities. The new 1.6T offers decent

acceleration with a hint of turbo lag, but the bulk of sales are expected to be with the 2.0L models. Braking is also strong as Hyundai says the vehicle comes to a stop from 96 km/h in 39.7 metres, better than the competition. But one of the keys to success of the new Tucson will be its styling. From the hexagonal grille to its sculpted lines and LED running lights and taillights, this is very much a modern, up-to-date look that sets new standards in the segment. The new body is also more aerodynamic with the coefficient of drag reduced from 0.35 to 0.33. The cabin, too, has a premium look and feel, although hard plastic is still in evidence. That said, the seats are comfortable and supportive and the second row has more available legroom than before. The dash is well designed with an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment screen. Cargo capacity is 877 litres behind the second row seats. This is also a quiet place as wind and road noise have

been reduced considerably through greater use of insulation and noise dampening materials. A gigantic panoramic sunroof is available, but the neatest feature is the power liftgate that pops up automatically if you stand behind the vehicle with the key fob in your pocket. We can see this being a popular feature for moms, trying to juggle groceries and toddlers in busy grocery store parking lots. Overall, the 2016 Tucson is a much-improved offering over the outgoing model. What’s Best: Styling — this may be the best-looking vehicle in the segment. What’s Worst: The new Tucson does a lot of things well, but style trumps performance on this version. What’s interesting: The 2016 Tucson is loaded with features, some standard and some optional, that a few years ago were only available on high-end sedans. Lorne Drury is an automotive reporter for Metroland Media.

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with everything focused on new JCW-exclusive instruments including a dark dial speedo that is easier to see. A now integral part of the MINI handling syllabus is MINI Driving Modes selected by a rotary switch aft of the shifter. The modes are Sport, Mid and Green, each of which describes the response the driver can choose from the engine/transmission. In the real world, you can feel a big difference especially at highway speeds, where there is a noticeable sensation of more power available, particularly when switching from Green. The standard sports suspension (regular available as an option), the wide stance, short wheelbase and low centre of gravity results in a car that sits “four square” with the nexus of the wheels crossing between 3the front seats.

This really lets the driver know where the wheels are, so he/she can get on with the job of enjoying all the JCW has to offer. During the press launch in and around New Haven, CT, part of the exercise was a truly tight autocross with cones snaking around a parking lot with a lane not much wider than the JCW itself. I never got close to uncorking all the handling prowess of the car, but

I know, from decades of experience, the JCW is just about as good as it gets in the technical driving department. I drove the manual most of the time because I just love the way MINI clutches are so light, yet positive in the way the driver can modulate pedal take-up. But the numbers all say the Steptronic is quicker and it felt like it, too, with a sweet growl from the engine with the gas to the stops.

Pricing for the 2016 MINI JCW Hatchback (it’s called the Hardtop in the States) starts for $33,240, but after that, the list of extras and options is extensive. People think of the MINI as a great little urban car and it’s true, the JCW is a much different creature all together. Yes, it’s good around town; but when you really want to go out and revel in its performance side, the MINI John Cooper Works is simply great. What’s Best: Mind popping handling and solid straightline acceleration. What’s Worst: Meager rear seating, but who cares? What’s Interesting: How MINI made what is essentially a box so aerodynamically efficient. Jim Robinson is an automotive reporter for Metroland Media.

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The Okanagan’s track and field community will be taking a keen interest in the proceedings this weekend at Foote Field in Edmonton. Kelowna athletes John Gay and Aaron Stroda will both be competing for their country for the first time at the Pan Am Junior Athletics Championships—one on the track and one in the field. On Sunday, Gay, 18, will line up for the 3,000 metre steeplechase, while Stroda, 19, competes in the hammer throw. Gay, who qualified for the games by winning silver at the junior nationals earlier this month in Edmonton, is thrilled to be making his

international debut for Canada. “It’s a huge honour to be competing for Canada,” said Gay, a member of the Okanagan Athletics Club. “I feel like I’ve been blessed with a national team appointment, more than anything I’m eager to compete at this level. “Hopefully it will be the first of many national teams for me.” Stroda, meanwhile, is the No. 1-ranked junior hammer thrower in Canada, having won gold earlier this summer at the nationals in Edmonton. At the Pan Am junior level, Stroda said he will go in to the competition ranked between sixth and eighth. And while stepping on to the podium is the obvious goal, simply

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Kelowna’s Aaron Stroda is Canada’s top-ranked junior hammer thrower heading into the Pan Am Junior Athletics Championships in Edmonton. enjoying the experience is what’s equally important for Stroda. “My realistic goal is to make the final, then see what happens from there,” said Stroda, whose personal best throw is 62.94 m. “Most

of all I want to go in and have as much fun as I can. I’ve achieved everything I wanted to this year, so I don’t want to put pressure on myself. “When I do that, I don’t perform well, so the idea is to relax and enjoy


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Kelowna’s John Gay will compete in the 3,000 metre steeplechase on Sunday in Edmonton. it.” As for Gay, the UBC Thunderbirds’ track team member heads into the steeplechase event ranked third, with the toughest competition most likely to come from a pair of Americans as well as Canadian

teammate Caleb Dejong. “My goal really is just to do as well as I can, I’m going in with the belief that I can win and be up there on the podium,” said the OKM grad. “I need to be fast off the gun and be with that lead group and just run my

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Spending his summer in the Okanagan turned to be a pretty good decision for Justin Flores. For the West Coast League’s Kelowna Falcons, the feeling is mutual. Flores, a junior from Fresno, CA, set a new team record for RBIs and tied the club high for home runs in the Falcons’ win Wednesday night over the Wenatchee Apple Sox. In addition, the 12-8 victory tied a Falcons’ franchise record for wins in a season (28), equalling the standard set during the 2012 campaign. Flores finished the night with three RBIs against the Apple Sox to push his season total to a team record 36. He also smashed a tworun home run, his seventh of the summer, to equal the club high for roundtrippers in one WCL season. “It was just a great night for the offensive part, I beat the franchise record for RBIs but I


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race.” For both athletes, this season marks their last at the junior level as both move into the more competitive senior ranks next year. Stroda sees the Pan Am junior as another stepping stone to what he hopes will be a long and prosperous run as an internationally competitive hammer thrower. “The senior level will be tough, so I’ll be building and growing for the next few years,” said Stroda, who is coached by Derek Evely in Kamloops. “Some throwers don’t reach their prime until their 30s so I have a lot of time to develop and learn. I’m still enjoying it every time I do it, so I plan to stick with it.” While this will be Stroda’s final major competition of the season, Gay will be in Fort McMurray, AB next month competing for Team B.C. at the Western Canada Summer Games.

Kelowna Falcons’ outfielder Justin Flores set a new team record for RBIs this week, while tying the club’s home run mark. couldn’t do it without my teammates,” said Flores, who attends Cal State U Monterrey Bay. The Falcons were looking to set the new club record for victories on Thursday night as they closed out a three-game

series with the Apple Sox at Elks Stadium. Falcons GM Mark Nonis said every aspect of the 2015 season has been a pleasant surprise. “(The record) just shows how good this team is, the synergy the

guys have with each other,” Nonis said. “(Coach) Bill (Clontz) has done a great job in leading the team and bringing them together. “The talent is exceptional, the guy have stepped up, they’re

exciting to watch… it’s been better than expected.” As far as tying the franchise record for victories, Flores said the Falcons’ players owed it to the fans who have been so supportive all season long. “The fans have been awesome to us, and we got the win for the fans,” Flores added. “It’s just a great team…I wouldn’t ask for a better team to be a part of. It’s a great team win, and I love being here for Kelowna, I love playing for Kelowna as well.” The Falcons will be on the road this weekend when they visit the Bellingham Bells for three games. The two teams are currently battling for the second best record in the WCL and will likely meet in the first round of the post-season. Kelowna, which is closing in on the East Division title, will return home next Tuesday when they host the Corvallis Knights in the first of a three-game set. First pitch is 6:35 p.m.

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Sun’s Huber BCFC player of the week The top defensive player is Brock Gowanlock of the Langley Rams who recorded four sacks and three tackles in a 22-14 loss to the Raiders. The Sun (1-0) returns to action Saturday night when they visit the Valley Huskers at Exhibition Stadium in Chilliwack.

Kelowna Cubs’ Trevor Swityk takes a throw at second base against Penticton Sunday in the final game of the U13 boys baseball regional championship in Penticton. The Cubs scored a late run to win the game 11-10 for a second-place finish.


Chiefs to open season in Kootenays The Kelowna Chiefs will kick off the 2015-16 KIJHL season on the road with three games in as many nights. The Chiefs will open the new campaign in the Kootenays, paying a visit to Nelson on Sept. 11, Beaver Valley on the 12th and Castlegar on Sept. 13. Kelowna’s home opener at Rutland Arena

is set for Friday, Sept. 18 against the Chase Heat, before the teams head to Chase for a rematch the following night. Kelowna will play six games on the road and just one game at home during the month of September. This season will see plenty of new faces on the roster and on the bench. Nick Josephs,

Chase Astorino, Carter Melnyk, Ethan Rusnak, and Dylan Jamieson all graduated from the KIJHL at the end of last season. Also not returning is goaltender Chris Turner and forwards Jeran Knorr, Anthony Ruggiero, and Braeden Cyra. Behind the bench, head coach Jason Tansem will be joined by two new assistant coaches,

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Huber, 22, connected on a pair of field goals from 22 and 40 yards out, drilled all 10 converts and recorded two single points on kicks that sailed through the end zone.   The offensive player of the week is Kamloops Broncos quarterback Steve Schuweiler, who threw for a team record 467 yards in a 72-17 win over Chiliwack.


Thomas Huber used his right foot early and often as the Okanagan Sun opened the 2015 BCFC season Saturday night at the Apple Bowl. Huber counted for 18 of the Sun’s points in a 78-7 thrashing of the Westshore Rebels and for his efforts has been named the conference’s B.C. Lions special teams player of the week.

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Teams were divided into two divisions for Saturday’s triples action due to the high volume of participants. Team Practice Safe Sets won the A Division and included local high school talent, Sandie Kent, Jeremy Bednar and Ryan Samuelson. Kelowna’s own Albert Christensen, Jonny Lee and Sam Sayn won the AA Division in a thrilling three set match against Jarrett Masey, Kesley Boroveich and Armin Hoesini 2-1 (21-18, 14-21, 15-12). Sunday featured a mixed doubles event that has proved extremely popular in the Okanagan. Kelowna residents, Nikki Valgardson and Jarrett Massey defeated Kelowna natives, Tyler Pomietlarz and Tori Taneda 2-0 (2220,21-18) to take home the gold in Sunday’s Reverse 2s.


Local teams performed well on their home soil during Volleyball B.C.’s three-day grass tournament last weekend during Center of Gravity at Kelowna City Park. Teams spanning from the Okanagan, Alberta and other parts of B.C. took part in Volleyfest 4s on Friday, Kelowna Triples on Saturday and Reverse 2s on Sunday. Kelowna’s very own team G2 took home the gold in the 4s after defeating their crosstown rivals, the Imperatively Presumptuous Coffee Makers 2-0 (21-15, 2117). Locals from team G2 included Maiya Kiy, Jeremy Kler, Bryce Patterson and Preston Tucker. The Imperatively Presumptuous Coffee Makers’ local line up included Jarrett Masey, Kyle Lorincz, Caitlyn Barnes and Joel McLellan.



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A’s battle Kelowna-based softball camp biggest yet Twins today in championship opener BEYOND THE WHITE LINES

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A pair of Pan American Games champions will headline the roster of instructors at the 2015 edition of the Beyond the White Lines Softball Camp in Kelowna. Camp founder and director Joni Frei will be joined at the fourth annual camp by nearly 20 qualified mentors, including pitcher Jocelyn Cater and shortstop Jenn Salling, both of whom were part of Team Canada’s gold medal winning effort in women’s softball last week in Toronto. “This is the biggest group of coaches we’ve had yet,” said Frei, “we also have the coaches from Auburn and Alabama State, so we’re loaded with great instructors.” The camp, which runs from Aug. 3 to 8 at King Stadium and the Kelowna Curling Club, will feature the highest enrolment yet of 90 young women


Ninety players from B.C. and other parts of Western Canada will attend this year’s Beyond the Whites softball camp in Kelowna. from across B.C., as well as Alberta and Saskatchewan. Frei, a Kelowna native who played and coach university softball in Georgia for 12 years, said camp participants will get the full gamut of instruction, tips and advice over the course of the six-day session. “The days will all include skills and drills, strategies and concepts, all-star games, competitions…pretty

close to 40 hours of softball during the week,” said Frei, who has added a new component to this year’s camp. “We’re also going to have an umpire from Softball B.C. come in for a segment on rules, and how knowing the rules can make you a better player. We realized that component can be very valuable to players.” In addition to segment with a sports psychologist, the camp

will also feature a session on recruiting, where coaches will discuss what schools are looking for in an athlete and student when evaluating potential talent for their college and university programs. The camp once again will include a tryout for the Canada Futures team. Each year, Frei takes the best young players in the region—aged 14 to 18— to a college showcase event in the U.S., this fall being held Sept. 30

to Oct. 6 in Georgia and Alabama. Frei said each year the camp wouldn’t be possible without the assistance and cooperation of many in the community, including Kelowna Curling Club manager Jock Tyre, Kelowna Falcons GM Mark Nonis, Okanagan College coach Geoff White and Kyle Blanleil of the Kelowna Men’s Fastball Association. With the numbers growing each year—from 65 players in 2012 to 90 today—Frei feels like the camp is having a genuine impact on female players in Western Canada. “We have players who have been at our camp in the past, have gone off to play in college and now they come back and work at our camps,” said Frei. “A lot of them are former players of mine, so that’s pretty cool to see.” For more on the camp or the Canada Futures program, visit www.

The Okanagan Athletics will take on the North Shore Twins today in Victoria in the opening game of the B.C. Premier Baseball League’s championship tournament. The A’s will play twice more on Saturday in the four-team round robin, taking on the Nanaimo Pirates and Victoria Eagles. The top team will advance to Sunday’s final, while the second and third place teams will meet in the semifinal. As the lowest finisher (fifth place) of all the teams at the championship, the Athletics could be considered the underdogs. But with a brief format and as few

as four games to play, A’s coach Evan Bailey said the PBL title is anyone’s for the taking. “All a team needs to do is get hot for a threeday span,” said Bailey. “Our boys are basically as good as any team there. We’re not easy to beat and neither are the other those other teams. I think anybody could win it.” Okanagan is coming off an upset of the Langley Blaze in the opening round of the playoffs last weekend. After losing the opener in the best of three, the A’s bounced back with back-to-back shutouts on pitching gems from Matt Brodt and Easton Forrest. The A’s finished the regular season with 24-20 record.

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sports ____________________________________________________________________ INDOOR SWIMMING

Kelowna Ogopogos earn team title in Penticton meet to see the results of their practise time and just how fast they’ve become. Ogopogos each brought home personal best times, some brought home aggregates and all together they compiled 3594 points, earning the Kelowna club the overall team title. Swimmers bringing home aggregates were: Maya Andruchow,

Fraser Davis, Rachel McInnes, Lynden Hanvold, Flyn Huber, Rachel Schuler, Journee Tozer, Randi Thompson, Matt MacDonald, Elissa Jenkins, Megan Allen and Gabrielle Hanvold. “Hopefully the Ogopogos will be as prominent in the pool winning best times and dedicating all their effort in Kamloops for the


Thalheimer joins Team B.C.

Kelowna’s Calvin Thalheimer has earned a spot on Team B.C. for the 2015 Canada Summer Games. The second seed at the tournament, he reached the final before falling to top seed Michael Chu. Thalheimer next plays in the 2015 Interior Open set for the Okanagan Mission Tennis Club

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Lyndon Hanvold of the Ogopogo Swim Club won an aggregate title at the Penticton Invitational Meet. of the round robin, West Kelowna salvaged a 5-4 win over Aldergrove. Michael Gini had a pair of RBIs as the D’Backs came back from a 4-0

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The West Kelowna D’Backs wrapped up their 2015 season with a 1-3 record at the B.C. midget AAA (U18) baseball championship in Nanaimo. After opening up with a 10-0 loss to Kamloops on Saturday, the Backs then dropped a tight 7-6 decision to Chilliwack. West Kelowna overcame a 4-1 deficit with a five-run fourth inning, only to give up the next three runs for the loss. Jeff Schlenker had three RBIs. On Sunday, the Backs lost 5-1 to slip to 0-3 at the provincial tournament. But in the final game

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Kelowna’s Calvin Thalheimer will wear Team B.C.’s colours next month at the Western Canada Summer Games in Wood Buffalo, Alta. Thalheimer will compete for his province in the boys singles, doubles and team events at the games, Aug. 7 to 16. The opportunity to represent B.C. follows a successful run of intense competition that saw Thalheimer win the U14 doubles draw at the National Juniors Open Series at Stanley Park, July 13 to 17. Thalheimer joined forces with Stefan Mitrovic to win the final 7-6, 6-3. He was also placed fourth overall in the singles event at the same competition. Thalmeier was second in singles at the U14 Junior Outdoor Provincial Clay Court Championships last week at the Vancouver Lawn Tennis and Badminton Club.

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Of The Medusa rockopera exceeded even my lofty expectations and predictions, and clearly wowed the large crowd on hand for the world premier red-carpet opening performance last Friday. Kelowna Community Theatre patrons were collectively on their feet in

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performance, Saturday, received even a louder and longer standing salute from the jam packed audience. Why am I not surprised? A significant contribution to my confidence in the project is that the two creators of this masterpiece are both multiple award winning musicians and song writers, and have both dazzled audiences with their on-stage theatrical skills in the past. However, after four years of hard work writing every song and story line in this theatrical wizardry it is nice to see such insatiable drive for artistic excellence come to true fruition. Pat Brown and Randall Robinson have every reason to be ecstatic with pride. Raft Of The Medusa is an original score based on the diary of one of the survivors of the greatest marine disaster ever until the Titanic. The French frigate Medusa ran aground off the coast of Africa and more than 150 passengers were placed on a makeshift raft. When discovered 14 days later only 15 were alive with just 10 eventually surviving the ordeal. The tragedy inspired artist Theodore Gericault to paint his famous painting Raft Of The Medusa which hangs in the Louvre today. During the painting of the masterpiece it is

suggested Gericault went mad. A dark tale, at times extremely intense, the play also magically sprinkles in some relief humor and a compelling love story as part of the emotional roller-coaster creation. The 22-stage performers and gifted seven-piece rock band in the music pit nailed off tune after tune during the two-hour show, and for an opening night, premier performance, did so with almost flawless precision. Brilliantly written, the choreography and simple yet effective stage sets enhanced what was already a stupendous script and kept the audience spellbound throughout most of the night. Robinson and Brown tastefully weave the fear and anxiety of those on board the raft set adrift at sea into a seamless parallel with the fear and anxiety of artist Gericault and his beautiful client whose portrait he is painting as they falling helplessly in love. You have the chance to view this show yourself this weekend with the final shows set for tonight and Saturday. *** Former Capital News editor Patrick Denton once mentored me with the following words about column writing. “Forget trying to craft brilliantly written commentaries on what’s wrong with the world, why we need to abolish the Senate, or what the hell is wrong in Ottawa,




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Victoria, or even City Hall. Nobody really cares about pressing social needs such as the lack of national day care, homelessness, or how many people starved to death this month. “Nope. If you really want readership reaction write something critical about girl guide cookie sales, pontificate why we should no longer swear allegiance to the Queen, or write about your favourite puppy dog. If you have pictures of him even better.” Ironically enough, good ole’ Patrick was correct. I don’t have a puppy anymore (violins please) but as some Hodge Podge readers may be aware, I certainly have a few kittens. In fact, my house currently resembles a cat farm. True to Patrick’s prediction, I have received numerous emails, phone calls and comments from folks following two columns mentioning that I am fostering four new kittens and their feral mom. Seems Kelowna readers have a soft spot and interest in following the fun and frivolity of four frisky four-footed felines. Several folks asked for an update on Scaredy Cat and kids. Following the wise advice of cat guru Helena Pol and some caring veterinarians, Scaredy was fixed and returned to our care. While it is not my intent to try and convert Scaredy to a shed cat permanently she has decided it is safer than whatever woodpile it was she was hiding under before. Young and wild as she is, there is a hint of

a kitten who was once a pet and loved briefly. I will continue to feed her until well and let her decide her future. I do not believe in outdoor cats, however Scaredy sought me out for protection—not imprisonment. At least she will not produce more feral kittens for the world to deal with. Meanwhile, life is a constant riot and joy in the basement suite of our home. I had forgotten just how much true pleasure kittens can be if you happen to like cats. As a long-time cat lovers, Teresa and I know that like humans, the first few years of life have a huge impact on their quality and character development. With Teresa on the scene, I am pretty sure that a lack of cuddles and kindness will not be an issue. I’m not sure who is having more fun, Teresa or the four balls of fur. *** For anyone venturing down to Penticton for the Peach Festival later this month, you may want to put on your cowboy boots and plan on visiting the Peach City on Aug. 8. That is the day that local country singer Trudy ‘TJ’ Janicki (aka Charlie Rae) will be belting out some fine songs as a featured artist. TJ and Horseplay are set to take the Peach Festival stage at 1 p.m. and folks can expect to hear a number of country classic covers as well as several superb originals written by the always entertaining TJ.

Springfield Rd. lane restrictions for paving Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 4, until Saturday, Aug. 8, paving on Springfield Road between Monterey Road to Rutland Road South will reduce traffic to one travel lane in each direction from 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Traffic may periodically be reduced to singlelane alternating traffic between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Hollywood Road South at Springfield Road will be closed on the south side, with a detour onto Peck Road for the duration of the project, which will be dependent on weather. Motorists can expect delays and are asked to follow instructions of on-site traffic safety personnel and the posted detour routes.

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news _____________________________________________________________________ OVERCOMING INJURIES

Medical recovery top priority Achieving Justice PAUL HERGOTT struggle with every fibre of your being to let go of as little of your life as possible during the initial, most acute stage of your injuries and symptoms and, as symptoms ease during your recovery, to kick, claw and scratch to take back as much as possible of your life that you initially lost hold of. You are the victim of a negligent driver. There was nothing you could have done to avoid the injuries. Your goal, second to achieving as complete and quick a recovery as possible, is to minimize the impacts those injuries and associated symptoms have on you, your life, and the lives of those around you. How do you accomplish this? It takes a complete shift of approach from what the world expects. Instead of asking your doctor for a note to take time away from work, and returning for more notes as time goes on, I recommend struggling to try not to take any time off work, leaving it up to your employer to send you away if you are clearly

unproductive, or your doctor to order you away from work. If ordered away, I recommend pushing to get back to work as quickly as possible and, in the meantime, working with your employer and doctor to figure out lighter duty work, or a shortened shift, that you might be able to handle. Not cost effective for your employer? Offer to work at a reduced wage, or even on a volunteer basis; anything that will keep you in the loop and as productive as possible. The same goes for life outside of work. Certainly, consult with your doctor and others on your treatment team if you are fearful that returning to this or that activity might interfere with the top priority of recovery from your injuries, but continually try to get back to your activities except as medically restricted. If your treatment team holds you back in any way, get clarification to know exactly what the restrictions are so that you can work around them. Also, push to have those restrictions lifted as your recovery progresses. Does this sound like medical or rehabilitation advice? Is this what

‘Poutine Express’ comes to Kelowna

The 2015 Poutine Gravy Train Tour will make a stop in Kelowna on Tuesday, from noon to 1:30 p.m. The promotion will include free poutine and a poutine speed eating competition at the downtown Kelowna location on Bernard Avenue of Smoke’s Poutinerie. Participants can clock their best poutine eating time for the chance to win an all-expense paid trip to compete in the 6th annual World Poutine Eating Championship to be held in Toronto on Oct. 3, 2015. The current record to beat is 20.13 seconds achieved on July 25 in Sault Ste. Marie. Poutine eating champion Tim “Gravy” Brown and “Mark the Knife” will demonstrate how to make the perfect poutine. The Poutine tour

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you would expect to hear from an insurance company? It happens to be the best legal advice you could get to maximize the prospect of fair financial compensation for your injuries and losses. I did it again; I took an entire column for the top priority and now again for number two. I promise to wrap up my list of priorities in my column next week. This column is intended to provide general information about injury claims. It is not a substitute for retaining a lawyer to provide legal advice specifically pertaining to your case. Paul Hergott is a personal injury lawyer at Hergott Law in West Kelowna.


I set out, last week, to provide a priority list of what to do after being injured in a crash. I got carried away with the highest priority item—pursuing medical recovery. So today let me continue with the priority list. Your injuries, and the pain, stiffness and other symptoms that are part and parcel with those injuries, are only a part of the post-crash aftermath. The other is the impact those injuries and symptoms have on your life. Impacts can be relatively small, limited “only” to the physical experience of enduring those symptoms, and leaving the victim able to carry on with work, household duties, recreation, hobbies and all the other bits and pieces that make up our day to day lives. At the other end of the spectrum, impacts can be profound—disability from an established career path, interfering with home and yard functions, and taking away the ability to participate in (or enjoy) recreation, hobbies and “life” in general. Here comes my recommendation of your next critically important priority, second to the diligent pursuit of your recovery. I recommend that you

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#KC06029301 – 80 Papers Quail Run Dr. 2200 to 3058, La Serena Bay, Brindisi Pl, Volterra Crt, Allegro Mews, Valentino Ct, Salerno Crt.

#KC04000301 – 49 Papers Woodpark Cres, Woodpark Crt.

#KC03012100 – 63 Papers Lakeshore Rd. 4429 to 4489, Nottingham Rd, Rattenbury Crt, Sherwood Rd, Sherwood Crt.

#KC06029302 – 112 Papers Capistrano Dr, Capistrano Pl, Capistrano Crt, Capistrano Cres, Capistrano Track, Country Club Dr.

#KC04000303 – 73 Papers Rio Dr. S 309 to 417, Woodcrest Crt, Woodwind Crt.

#KC03012500 – 48 Papers Gordon Dr. 4260 to 4346 Even Side Only, Paret Pl, San Juan Crt, San Michelle Crt, San Michelle Rd.

#KC06029303 – 110 Papers Quail Cres, Quail Lane, Quail Pl, Quail Run Dr. 3059 to 3098, Quail Ridge Blvd.

#KC03013400 – 34 Papers Blueridge Rd, Mission Ridge Crt, Westridge Dr. 4600 to 4650

#KC06029401 – 17 Papers Spencer Rd. 6200

#KC01004502 - 62 Papers Ethel St. 1330 to 1388 Even Side Only, Fuller Ave. 555 to 886, Richter St. 1317 to 1383 Odd Side Only, Wilson Ave. 719 to 895

#KC04000305 – 51 Papers Avonlea Way, Knightsbridge Way, Lambeth Crt, Rio Dr. S 288 to 308 #KC04000600 – 44 Papers Rialto Dr, Rio Dr N. 1252 to 1257, Rodondo Pl. Clear Pond Crt, Clear Pond Pl.

#KC03014003 – 50 Papers Conally Lane, Main St, McCarren Ave. 351 to 436, Winslow St.

#KC04000702 – 24 Papers Cara Glen Way 1501 to 1533, Caramillo Rd. 8 to 20 Even Side Only, Clifton Rd. S. 523 to 599

#KC03014100 – 38 Papers Ash Rd, Okaview Rd. 382 to 458

#KC04001605 - 44 Papers Long Ridge Dr. 995 to 1284, Long Ridge Crt. 900 to 1018 #KC04002500 – 30 Papers Glengarry St, High Rd. 1575 to 1599, Mountain Ave. 1512 to 1696 Even Side Only

#KC04004903 – 52 Papers Alder Crt, Stockwell Ave. 1100 to 1199, Wilson Ave. 1107 to 1357

#KC03014204 – 50 Papers Benmore Crt, Benmore Pl, Burnell Crt, Dougherty Ave. 630 to 672, South Ridge Dr. 5161 to 5251 KC03014800 – 26 Papers Dunsmuir Rd, Maquinna Rd. #KC03016708 – 37 Papers Dillon Crt, Dillon Pl, Quarry Ave, Quarry Pl.

#KC03010301 – 30 Papers • Watt Rd. #KC03010303 – 52 Papers • Meikle Ave, Walnut St. #KC03010502 - 58 Papers Athalmer Rd, Barnes Ave. 1022 to 1088 Even Side Only, Francescutti Crt, Invermere Crt, Invermere Rd, Windermere Rd.

#KC08001312 – 24 Papers Abel Pl, Abel St, Tomat Ave. 1996 to 2030 #KC08001411 – 22 Papers Alexander Pl, Michelle Cres. #KC08001412 – 29 PapersTomat Ave. 2108 to 2197 #KC08001610 – 34 Papers Hayman Rd. 2200 to 2377, Keefe Rd, Thacker Dr. 2210 to 2438, Thacker Dr. 2215 to 2469 #KC08002011 – 27 Papers Arlington Pl, Cordova Way, Boucherie Rd. 2702 to 2740 Even Side Only

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#KC08002910 – 50 Papers Boucherie Rd. 3200 to 3299, Gregory Rd. 1100 to 1199, Mission View Crt, Sunnyview Rd, Vector Dr.

#KC05024501 – 82 Papers Lynrick Rd. 1931 to 2287, Lynx Rd, Sunrise Lane, Sunrise Rd. 1679 to 1773

KC02009601 – 62 Papers Abbott St. 2520 to 2691, Bath St. 2630 to 2784, Gore St. 2627 to 2693, Morrison Ave. 433 to 494, Osprey Ave. 425 to 480, Pandosy St. 2518 to 2696, Patterson Ave. 368 to 496, Wardlaw Ave. 380 to 484,

#KC08001311 – 25 Papers Derrickson Pl, Manuel Rd, Tomat Ave. 2036 to 2106

#KC08002210 – 34 Papers Britt Rd, Franwill Rd, Kerry Lane, Thacker Dr. 2815 to 2925

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#KC02007702 – 55 Papers Glenwood Ave. 500 to 699, Pandosy St. 2149 to 2291 Odd Side Only, Richter St. 1966 to 2286 Even Side Only, Rose Ave. 500 to 699, Royal Ave. 500 to 699, Speer St.

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#KC03017102 – 69 Papers Crozier Ave, Kuipers Cres, Kuipers Crt.

#KC05024401 – 46 Papers Autumn Rd, Fulmer Rd, Loseth Rd. 1600 to 1799, Lynrick Rd. 1634 to 1843

#KC02006300 - 38 Papers Buckland Ave. 525 to 535, Ellis St. 1715 Only, Harvey Ave. 515 to 653 Odd Side Only, Marshall St, Rosemead Ave. 535 to 552, Rowcliffe Ave. 500 to 699, Sutherland Ave. 500 to 699

Contact - Terri - 250-300-0233 Diana - 250-451-9363

#KC03014201 – 60 Papers Cantina Crt. 700 to 799, Southcrest Dr. 700 to 786, South Ridge Dr. 5026 to 5114

#KC04005200 – 49 Papers Athans Crt, Bernard Ave. 1410 to 1622, Elm St. 1363 to 1500, Leaside Ave. 1576 to 1614

#KC02006100 – 52 Papers Abbott St. 1749 to 1894, Lake Ave, Maple St, Riverside Ave.

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#KC03010503 - 29 Papers Windermere Crt, Wintergreen Cres. 1110 to 1200, Wintergreen Dr. 1105 to 1165

#KC04003700 - 38 Papers Augusta Crt, Ryder Dr, Walker Dr.

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#KC05024700 – 65 Papers Begley Rd. 1373 to 1665, Begley Rd. 1665 to 1702, Jayson Rd. 1366 to 1486, Lund Rd. 1449 to 1665, Shaunna Rd. 1300 to 1499 #KC05024800 – 47 Papers Begley Rd. 1233 to 1365, Gran Rd, Lund Rd. 1233 to 1448 #KC05025001 – 78 Papers Feedham Ave. 1285 to 1550, Loseth Dr. 1520 to 1584 Even Side Only, Tanemura Cres. #KC05025003 – 58 Papers Feedham Ave. 1601 to 1799, Large Ave. 1660 to 1691, Loseth Dr. 1351 to 1375 Odd Side Only, Wilmot Crt. #KC05025005 – 48 Papers Large Crt, Loseth Dr. 1348 to 1380 Even Side Only, Wilmot Ave. 1251 to 1591 #KC05025010 – 48 Papers Longley Cres, Loseth Dr. 1242 to 1342 #KC06028200 – 48 Papers Alin Crt, Klassen Rd. 110 to 216, Kriese Rd, Maple Rd, Moyer Rd. 100 to 308, Rains Rd, Rutland Rd. N 1345 to 1665

#KC08003011 - 38 Papers Menu Rd. 1105 to 1181 Odd Side Only, Neale Rd, Ourtoland Rd. 3000 to 3099, Saturn Rd. #KC08003012 – 53 Papers McCallum Rd, Menu Rd. 1108 to 1152 Even Side Only, Menu Rd. 1240 to 1435, Timothy Pl, Topham Rd. #KC08003110 - 15 Papers Ogden Rd. 1000 to 1099, Ourtoland Rd. 2790 to 2999, Trevor Dr. 1070 to 1129 #KC08003213 – 47 Papers Lakeview Cove Pl, Lakeview Cove Rd, Rock Rose Pl. #KC09009611 - 77 Papers Shannon Heights Crt, Shannon Heights Pl, Shannon Hills Dr, Shannon Hills Pl. #KC09010214 – 56 Papers Tuscany Dr, Mountains Hollow Lane, Paramount Dr, Ryser Pl, Tallus Green Cres. #KC10004114 – 49 Papers Braeburn Crt, Ridge Blvd. #KC10005312 – 33 Papers Carrall Rd, Boucherie Rd. 2150 Only #KC10006914 – 43 Papers Bridlehill Dr. 3021 to 3037, Saddle Ridge Dr. 2539 to 2660 #KC10009112 – 53 Papers Chelsea Crt, Corral Crt, Gates Crt, Gates Rd. 3267 to 3329, Regent Rd, Stonegate Crt.

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LINDA JEAN TERLESKY Classic July 29th model. One of a kind. High Mileage, some rust, original parts, warranty expired, still reliable and in good working condition. Headlights drooping a bit. Backfires occasionally, seat sagging some. Priceless! Happy 65th Birthday! Love: Ken, Tamara, Eddie, Jessica, Parker, Cali, Carol, Bill, Tyler, Scott and Mandy 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. reserves the right to revise, edit, classify or reject any advertisement and to retain any answers directed to the Box Reply Service and to repay the customer the sum paid for the advertisement and box rental.


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in black case. Could of been lost at several places on Wed., July 22. Maybe the parking lot of Orchard Park Mall at the Shoppers there, or Natures Fare or Bibles for Mission. Call(250)763-4932

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SHEILA McKay (nee EDINGER) Nov. 9, 1963-Aug. 2, 2008

Our lives go on without you, But nothing is the same, We have to hide our heartaches, When someone speaks your name. Sad are the hearts that love you, Silent the tears that fall, Living our hearts without you, Is the hardest part of all.

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You are so missed. Yvonne, Jeff and Jordan, Dad & Mom



PYPER, MARGARETHA JOHANNA February 17, 1928 ~ July 27, 2015

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16. It is with a deep sense of love and loss that we announce the passing of Margaret Pyper on July 27, 2015 at the age of 87. Her Lord and Saviour called her home after suffering from cancer. Margaret was born in Niewer Amstel, Netherlands. She will be remembered as a loving wife to Tom, living a wonderful life and enjoying 66 years together. She is also survived by her sister Janna (Henk) De Klerk, her brothers Theo Van Geemen, and Anton (Emmy) Van Geemen, her son John (Mary Joan) Pyper and daughter Suzan (Dan) McKenzie and numerous relatives in Canada and the Netherlands. She was blessed with 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Margaret was predeceased by her parents, Willem and Susanna Van Geemen and her daughter Meg Pyper. Music was a passion for Margaret since she was a young child and was known as an accomplished soprano. She sang in many choirs like the Goldenairs, the Sunrise Village Choir, the Dutch Canadian Choir, the International Choir and the Calgary Philharmonic Choir. Thank you to the staff at the Kelowna General Hospital and the staff at the Hospice House. Interment will take place at Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 2850 Dry Valley Road on Saturday, August 1st, 2015 at 9:30 AM followed by a Memorial Services on Saturday, August 1st, 2015 at 3:00 PM at the Kelowna Christian Reformed Church, 239 Snowsell Sreet, Kelowna. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna. 250-762-2299

FARQUHARSON, DONNA Passed away on Monday, July 27, 2015 at the age of 95. Survived by her loving family: son Deryl (Rose); two daughters: Lana VandeGroep, Janice Yeoman (John); six grandchildren: Jeff, Jodi, Stacey (Rod), Terri (Aaron), Cari, Laura (Jason); eight great grandchildren; brother Oliver Blaylock (Ollie); sister-in-law Lydia Farquharson and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband Thomas in 2003, one sister and two brothers. Donna was an excellent mother and wife. She loved the great outdoors and enjoyed every day to the best of her ability. She always had a smile for everyone. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 4:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting, 250-860-7077.


(November 17, 1928 - July 7, 2015) Ruby passed away peacefully at the Kelowna General Hospital. She will be dearly missed by her beloved daughter Tammy and son-in-law Trevor, her two cherished grandchildren, Callum and Tess, her best friend and twin sister Ruth G Graham, her loving niece Barbara, extended family and many wonderful friends. She will be remembered as one with a twinkle in her eye, a beautiful smile and always ready to support those who needed her. The family would like to thank all the amazing staff at Kelowna General Hospital, the wonderful Interior Health nurses, Dr. Graham, and the EMS professionals for their excellent and respectful care. There will be a gathering to celebrate Ruby’s life. The family will advise of the details once they are finalized. ~ As long as hearts still care, we do not part with those we love, they are with us everywhere. ~

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Paddy (Patricia) Vipond December 22, 1945 - July 13, 2015 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Paddy (Patricia) Vipond from cancer on July 13, 2015 at Hospice House in Kamloops. Paddy is survived by her mother, Gena Vipond of Lillooet and sister, Evelyn Vipond-Schmidt of Kamloops, brother-in-law Max Gillis, children Shane Vipond and Keri Keith (Colin), as well as grandchildren Kristen, Chelan, and Rachel Keith, many cousins, and very good friends. Paddy was predeceased by her sister, SheriLynn Gillis (Max), Wilf Schmidt (Evelyn), and stepfather, Art Vipond (Gena). Paddy was a beautiful, free, adventurous spirit with a big heart. She loved her family, friends, animals, and nature. One of her biggest joys was to walk in the mountains. Having lived in Smithers, Whitehorse, Kelowna, and Lillooet for the past 2 years, the lure of the mountains always stayed with her. Paddy will always be remembered for her big smile and her love for helping people and animals. Should friends desire, donations may be made to Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice at www.hospice. com/donate. We would lke to thank all the staff of Hospice for their support and caring for Paddy during her 5-week care. A Celebration of Life will be held in Kelowna on Saturday, August 8 at 2:00 pm at the home of Debbie McCann, 1511 West Kelowna Rd. (not Westbank) 250-769-5686 Condolences may be left at Alternatives Funeral Services at

Please join with surviving family and friends to celebrate their lives on Monday, August 3, 2015 at the corner of Fisher Rd. and Leader Rd. (Ryan’s backyard) from 1:00pm - 4:00pm. “Their lives were a blessing, their memories a treasure. They are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.”

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PT will lead to FT Courier Driver needed. Must have 1yr exp driving cargo or cube van in last 3yrs. $15/hr to start. Send drivers abstract & resume to PO Box 21110 Orchard Park. V1Y 9N8 or email Attn: Dave. US capable Class 1 Drivers required immediately: We are an Okanagan based transport company looking for qualified drivers for US loads we run primarily in the Pacific Northwest, Utah, Arizona and Nevada. We offer a new pay rate empty or loaded. All picks and drops paid. Assigned units company cell phones and fuel cards. Regular home time Direct deposit paid every second Friday with no hold backs. We offer a rider and pet policy. Company paid US travel Insurance. All applicants must have reliable transportation and a positive attitude. Please fax resume & abstract to 250-546-0600 or by email to NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

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Help Wanted General Laborers required at North Enderby Timber. We offer competitive wages along with a comprehensive benefit package. Please Fax resume to 250-838-9637 or email PHOTOGRAPHER REQ’D for School Photography. Contract Position Aug. 23-Nov.15. Must have reliable car, computer skills. Some overnight travel req’d. Training & equip. provided. Email your resume to: SKILLED CARPENTERS 5+ yrs needed for Big White jobs. Experience in house/comm. & all stages: form/frame/finish. Mon-Fri 7am -3pm & benefits aft 3mos. If you like variety send resume w/ref fax (250) 765-6078 START at $290.00 per hour Guaranteed SAFE accompaniment, A gentleman on a date. I’m hiring you to be an actress. There’s a theme. NO NUDITY. PLEASE call/txt Richard 250-215-8797

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Garage Door Services ABC Overhead Door Install, service,repair all makes-doors & openers. 250-878-2911

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Variety of plums. Corner of Anderson & Booth Rd in Ellison. U-pick /We-pick. Also Apple Cider Vinegar. Call 250-765-5208 Bring containers Taking orders for Blackberries.

Open Daily Mon- Sat 8:30am-5:30pm Sun 8am-3pm Red & Yellow Varities 250-765-1797


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9:30am-5pm We take Orders

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The City of Kelowna currently has opportunities for: • Building Inspector/Plan Checker II • Client Support Technician - Term • Labourers and Equipment Operators - Term • Part Time Lifeguards • Traffic Technician

1390 Highland Drive South Kelowna Friday July 31 and Saturday August 1 2015 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. For Sale: Art, BBQ, deep freeze, organ, stroller, an Electric fireplace, air conditioner, unique salt and pepper shakers, ski’and miscellaneous baby toys, household items and much much more.

ELLISON. Fri-Sun, July 31stAug 2nd. 12-6pm. #117-3591 Old Vernon Rd. (Ranch Retirement Park.) Call anytime, 250765-6873 Garage Sale: Saturday & Sunday 9AM to 3PM 2990 Shamrock Drive, West Kelowna. Wilden 222 Upper Canyon Dr N Sat Aug 1st 7-12 Sports equip.,kids clothes furn., appls

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Are you into exercise, motivated and wanting some extra income? 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 Wednesday and Friday. Your papers would be dropped at your home early in the morning for you to deliver, which leaves the rest of the day free. Work as much or as little as you want. To apply for this position, please call Capital News Circulation at 250-763-7575 and ask for Richard.


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Organically grown. U-pick. $2.50/lb. Visit: for dates and times Season goes to mid August 250-469-9349


Peaches, Nectarines Garlic, New Potatoes & Pickling Cucumbers

Phone Bruce Duggan 250-766-2628 Kids Welcome!

HAZELDELL ORCHARDS Apple Juice For Sale 5 litre boxes • 2 varieties

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Nelson Hydro is currently recruiting for a Journeyman Lineman to join their team of professionals. Detailed information about this position, including required qualifications can be found by visiting the City of Nelson Website at Interested applicants should submit their resumes by August 17, 2015 quoting competition #15HY23 to:

Human Resources 101-310 Ward Street Nelson, BC, V1L 5S4 Fax: 250-352-2131 or email: We thank all applicants in advance for their interest, however; only those under consideration will be contacted.

Call 250.862.4997 for pickup

Call to place order (250)765-1187 please no Saturdays.


Pickling Cukes, Beets, Carrots, Potaoes, Onions, Beans, Eggplant, Zucchini Garlic, and MORE

250-317-5635 2105 Morrison Rd


$16/20lbs less than 20lbs $1/lb Large orders welcome. Red & Gold plums $1/lb Bring your own containers ($1.50 charge per handi-pak) 250-765-0468



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Extremely successful old-time photo studio in Barkerville for sale. High producer, lot of fun and immensely popular attraction. Incl. training & equipment: or 250-392-7119 $139,900

Large Room available during Roots & Blues weekend. $140/day Includes breakfast for 2 & Hot Tub (250)833-1141

LACASA Lake Cottage Resort, Elegant & modern 2 bdrm den, fully furn, move in ready, avail Aug 15. $1500 incl util. 250-491-0823.

2002 Honda Civic, 4dr sedan, brown, full load, 122,000kms, like new. Lady driven. $6000 obo. Duane 250-868-1238

MORE HOME FOR YOUR MONEY, SIERRAS You can walk to big box stores, shops & entertainment. Attractive home designs set back from a wide street-scape. Brand new 3bed/2bath homes starting at $199,900.00 with $10,000.00 down & $795.00 Bi-weekly. We take trades for down payments, so give us a call about your trades. See show homes at 1680 Ross Road where youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll discover your next home. ACCENT HOMES 250-769-6614

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Mobile Homes & Parks MORE HOME FOR YOUR MONEY, SIERRAS You can walk to big box stores, shops & entertainment. Attractive home designs set back from a wide street-scape. Brand new 3bed/2bath homes starting at $199,900.00 with $10,000.00 down & $795.00 Bi-weekly O.A.C. We take trades for down payments, so give us a call about your trades. See show homes at 1680 Ross Road where youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll discover your next home. ACCENT HOMES 250-769-6614

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RFP documents, which contain details on the requirements and how a proposal must be submitted, can be obtained at no charge from the Regional District of Central Okanagan website ( or from the Regional District of Central Okanagan Reception, 1450 KLO Road, Kelowna, BC V1W 3Z4.

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The annual White Spot fundraiser that provides summer camp experience for kids in need will return Aug. 12. Pirate Pak Day, held for the sixth consecutive years, will see a toonie from the sale of every Pirate Pak donated to the Zajac Ranch For Children, a local charity that provides kids and young adults with lifethreatening illnesses and chronic disabilities a chance to attend a summer camp. White Spot restaurants across Alberta and B.C., including the outlets in Kelowna and West Kelowna, support this annual fundraiser. Pirate Pak Day has raised a total of $347,172 since its inception, and sent more than 100 young buccaneers to camp. White Spot Week at

Fifty per cent of Canadians don’t have a will, a fact the Central Okanagan Hospice Association (COHA) wants to change. The COHA is committed to changing views on death and dying, by opening conversations and providing information about wills and health care planning. You can join COHA’s Make a Will Campaign by logging onto today to get started. Those who sign up will receive an information package, list of professionals who are available to help, our gift of a reminder magnet and other valuable information. Making a will is an opportunity to ensure that our wishes are carried out, and not left to others to make decisions, even after we’re gone. Consider these disturbing facts: If you don’t make or update your will, others may decide who raises your children; others may take your pet to a shelter; and family members may have difficult and sometimes adversarial decisions to make about property and personal items if no direction was given in a will. The COHA has also organized a public forum with tax, estate, legal and health experts for Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m., at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre in Kelowna. This will be a webcasted event as participants will be provided information and an opportunity to ask questions of the panel of professionals.

Zajac Ranch runs from Aug. 17 to 21 and includes activities ranging from kayaking and climbing to swimming and horseback riding. “Pirate Pak Day is a big event for us, one that both our staff and guests look forward to every year,” said White Spot president Warren Erhart. “Money raised on this special day helps young mateys facing difficult challenges, and wouldn’t be possible without the participation of our valued guests,” said Mel Zajac, founder of Zajac Ranch for Children. “We’ll be dressed up in our best swashbuckling outfits, so come join the merriment.” “White Spot has become integral in our ability to enrich the lives of kids who need support,” Zajac continued.



Youngster shows her affection towards a horse at the Zagac Ranch For Children. “Community initiatives like [this] help us offer illness-specific camps that put smiles of the faces of these kids. For instance, many of our campers get to ride a horse for the first time in their life.” On Aug. 12 only, adult Pirate Paks are available

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Meet Sons Of Anarchy cast members Konquer Motorcycles in Kelowna will host another Kids Care charity fundraiser on Aug. 15, from 6 to 11 p.m. The motorcycle dealership, located at 892 McCurdy Pl., will host a meet & greet with two stars from the television series Sons Of Anarchy. Making an appearance in Kelowna will be Kim Coates, who appeared in 95 episodes as the character Alex ‘Tig” Trager, and Theo Rossi, in 93 episodes as Juan Carlos ‘Juice’ Ortiz.

Sons of Anarchy was an American crime drama television series created by Kurt Sutter, about the lives of a close-knit outlaw motorcycle club operating in Charming, a fictional town in California’s Central Valley. Tig was the sexually deviant, prone-to-violence Sergeant-at-Arms of the club when the series begins while ‘Juice’ is the club’s hacker and intelligence officer. Some 350 tickets will be sold for this event, which will include a Sons

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children. While you’re in the vicinity, consider a pit stop at Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards and kick back with a glass of Southern Red wine while gazing across the rolling vineyard of Muscadine grapes ( Don’t snack on too much cheese while you’re there so you have room for a meal at The Crooked Spoon, a gastropub known for its gourmet burgers. Before you leave the area, travel 11 miles south on U.S. 27 to the Showcase of Citrus for a monster-truck ride through thousands of yacres of orange groves. You’ll be surrounded by the scent of oranges as you venture through the rows of trees, picking your own fruit. Don’t forget to grab an orange-juice slushy or a creamsicle ( Admission is free but orange grove rides are $25 for adults and $15 for children.

Other activities and events: Take a walk around Leesburg’s Venetian Gardens Park on Dixie Avenue, admire the horse-drawn carriages from the 1800s at the Grand Oaks Resort north of Lady Lake or rent

The cool, inviting water hosts many species at Alexander Springs Recreation Area in Florida. Florida, bordering several counties, including Orange to the east, Polk to the south, Sumter to the west and Marion and Volusia to the north. Where: Clermont is about 25 miles from the tourist-packed city of Orlando, 70 miles from Tampa and 80 from Daytona Beach. Population: The 2014

estimated population is 309,736. Accommodations and other information: Lake County has a variety of hotels, motels and resorts to please any visitor’s wants. The area is known for its rolling hills leading to downtown areas where antiquing is all the rage. Birdwatching is a popular

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you can only help them if they trust you and come to you for assistance and follow your advice. It’s not just about make a quick buck and move on, because the growth of any practice and business depends on referrals from satisfied clients and customers. She also had some words for women who are beginning leadership roles. “Don’t be afraid to take a leadership role, the community needs leaders,” Arsenault explained. “It’s not about getting credit, it’s about getting work done and about making a difference and making the community the way you want it to be, and I think anyone who wants to make a difference can. “Secondly, people need to be careful about balance, and not just paying lip service to balance but doing things like looking after themselves. Get exercise, have quiet time. Have that balance so that even when you’re really going and you’ve got your work, your volunteer work, your family, all


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courtroom. During her time in Kelowna, she has been a vice-president of the Chamber of Commerce and spent six years on University of British Columbia’s Board of Governors, including one year as board chair. Arsenault recalled it was during her time with the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce that she first became involved with UBC. “I had the chance to lead the campaign to bring degrees to Kelowna,” she explained. “Back in the 1980s there were just two-year programs at Okanagan College. I helped lead the Chamber in the Getting There by Degrees program, which lobbied the provincial government into making Okanagan College a four-year institution. That was back in the day when Okanagan College became a four year institution, then became Okanagan University College, and in 2005 was taken over by UBC to become one of UBC’s campuses, with Okanagan College remaining as a freestanding institution. So it was a really cool opportunity to get to help the community create more access to higher education because the effect has been amazing on the valley. “Between the 8,300 students at UBCO and the 7 to 8,000 students at


For three decades, Theresa Arsenault has been practising business and estate planning law in Kelowna. Arsenault has been a lawyer for 33 years, spending the last 30 with Pushor Mitchell, where she is now a senior partner. She started her law career in litigation, but quickly moved into business and estate planning law as she found litigation did not suit her personality as she wanted to help people reach deals, not handle the fallout of ones that fell through. The transition to business and estate management law proved to be a great decision for Arsenault, as she loves learning and helping people— things she gets to do with regularity in her job. In addition to serving her clients, Arsenault’s current role has her mentoring the junior lawyers and new staff at the firm—something she really enjoys to do. “It feels great to see people succeed,” she described. “I don’t take credit for people succeeding, people succeed because they have the skills to succeed, and if I can sort of help them along, great. It is a great feeling to help other people, it’s one of the most rewarding things people can feel.” Arsenault’s career and expertise in law have enabled her to serve the community in many other ways outside the

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