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Progress on planned new hotel Alistair Waters

It’s not the start of construction, but work is finally happening on the site of a planned new hotel to be built in downtown Kelowna. Described as an “iconic” building by city council when first approved, the 24-storey, ellipticalshaped hotel will be built by Edmonton-based Westcorp Development Management Inc. It’s slated to be built at what has, in recent years,

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been a parking lot at the corner of Queensway and Mill Street, across from Kerry Park. The site was once home to the Willow Inn Hotel. According to Gail Temple, vice-president of stakeholder management for Westcorp in Kelowna, test piles will be drilled into the ground on the site later this week to ascertain the best foundation system for the hotel and to keep vibration to a minimum. The company wants to have the hotel built and

operational by early 2018, said Temple, meaning construction will have to start early next year to meet that goal. In preparation for the drilling—expected to take place either Thursday or Friday this week—the site was fenced off late last week. The fenced area is expected to be reduced in size by the end of this week to allow for use of many of the parking spots on the site for the Labour Day long weekend. The parking lot is expected to be fully

operational again by the third week of September. Westcorp is working with Keller Foundations on the test piles and they will be drilled into the ground rather than driven so as not to create the vibrations or noise associated with traditional pile-driving, said Temple. “The objective of the development team is to keep construction noise and vibration to an absolute minimum in order to lessen the impact on heritage structures and businesses in the vicinity,” she said.

Trunk sale returns to OC parking lot Do you have stuff that you would like to sell at a garage sale, but can’t host one of your own? Then you’ll want to take part in the latest Trunk Sale at Okanagan College on Saturday, Sept. 26. Organized by the Regional Waste Reduction Office, the event promotes reuse and recycling, with one huge garage sale in the Okanagan College parking lot from 8 a.m. to noon. “Think of this as a giant garage

sale on wheels,” explained Rae Stewart, waste reduction facilitator with the regional district. ”It’s a great opportunity to get your pre-loved stuff into the hands of someone else that could use it. Our trunk sales are all about reuse, bargains, and less landing unnecessarily in the landfill. “This event is an opportunity for people who wouldn’t normally be able to host their own garage or yard sale, those that live in condos,

apartments, or don’t have a yard. But it’s not limited in that way, everyone’s welcome to take part.” Stewart adds previous sales have been extremely popular, with spots for sellers filling up quickly, so you’re encouraged to pre-register early. Deadline for registrations is Wednesday Sept. 23. To register as a vendor, please call the Regional Waste Reduction Office at 250-469-6250.






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Federal NDP leader Thomas Mulcair brought his “Campaign For Change” to Kelowna Tuesday morning, vowing to support the tourism industry to the tune of an extra $30 million NS ADIA CAN for over three years OT5E V Destination Canada. 201 Mulcair, speaking at Summerhill Pyramid Winery, said the money CANADIANS for Destination Canada, formerly known as the Canadian Tourism Association, would go to its Connecting America campaign. The aim of that campaign is to attract more American tourists to this country. The funding would both replace and add to the $24 million cut from the tourism body’s budget by the Conservative


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government. “In many parts of this country visits from tourists are down, even with our lower dollar,” said Mulcair. “The wine industry in IANS D ANA the Okanagan adds Cmore than $100 million to the Okanagan economy, and creates thousands of direct and indirect jobs. “These jobs are at wineries themselves, and in all the associated businesses who benefit when tourists come to visit.” He said many small businesses across Canada, including the Okanagan, depend on effective tourism marketing for a

stable flow of U.S. visitors to local communities, attractions and events for their success. Mulcair accused Conservative leader CANADIANS Stephen Harper’s government of putting NS DIA ADA Canadian tourism jobs C AN E T first ignoring VO1by at risk 5 0 2 the drop in U.S. tourist visits and then slashing millions from Destination Canada’s budget. Mulcair said his party’s A AD plan to restore and add CANTES $6 million to the funding, VO Tarrah MacPherson, vice-president of operations for Summerhill Winery in Kelowna, is given a hand by coupled with the NDP’s federal NDP leader Thomas Mulcair loading bottles of wine into shipping cartons. plan to cut the small business tax to nine per estimated 1,000 NDP Angelique Wood and offering change and “a investment. cent from the current 11 supporters crammed into South Okanagan-West clear path to get away Asked what his party per cent, will help tourism had to do to win a rooms at the Penticton Kootenay candidate from the errors of the operators expand and Trade and Convention Richard Cannings. past.” historically Conservative create jobs. Centre to hear Mulcair After leaving Kelowna, Mulcair was joined riding like Kelowna-Lake He said the NDP speak. Mulcair headed to on the brief visit to Country, Mulcair pointed would also provide an The overflow crowd Vernon for the kick-off Summerhill by Kelownato the tourism funding, innovation tax credit meant some had to listen of the NDP candidate’s Lake Country NDP the small business that would save eligible from the centre foyer. campaign there, then on candidate Norah tax reduction and the innovative manufacturers to Kamloops for a rally Bowman, Central innovation tax credit and $40 million per year Tuesday night. Okanagan- Similkameenhis party’s candidates @kelownacapnews and stimulate additional On Monday night, an Nicola candidate as evidence his party is




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Local Tory candidates not afraid to face the public Alistair Waters

The two incumbent Conservative MP candidates for the Central Okanagan ridings refuse to be muzzled by their party’s election strategists. Despite national news stories saying Conservative candidates across the country have been told by the party not to participate in allcandidates’ meetings or talk to the media during the current federal election campaign, Dan Albas and Ron Cannan say they haven’t been given—and would not agree with— any such an directive. Both Cannan (Kelowna-Lake Country) and Albas (Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola) told the Kelowna Capital News they plan to participate in several all-candidates meetings over the next few weeks and will respond as quickly as possible to all media requests for interviews. “I’ve never had anybody (from the party) say ‘do this’ or ‘don’t do that,’” said Albas.

Last week, the He expects to Toronto Star reported participate in twice Conservative Party the number of allofficials had told Tory candidates meetings candidates not to talk to during this campaign the media or participate than he did in 2011, in all-candidates when he won the meetings during the old Okanagancampaign. Coquihalla riding for And since then, the Conservatives. numerous examples Cannan said he Dan Albas have been made public felt it’s important to of other Conservative be as transparent candidates doing just that. Earlier as possible when running for public this week, the Ottawa Citizen said it office, citing his availability to the media over his past nine years as both contacted the 318 Tory candidates an MP and during the first four weeks currently listed on the party’s website and only 14 responded favourably to of this federal election campaign as an interview request. examples of his philosophy. Six candidates personally called Cannan listed plans he has been back and eight others had their staff told of by several local groups— arrange an interview. Ten candidates including the Kelowna Chamber refused outright and, according to of Commerce, a local radio station, the paper, the other 278, did not the area chapter of the Canadian respond. Association of Retired Persons and Cannan and Albas were not listed UBCO—to hold all-candidates as candidates who responded one meetings. way or the other. Cannan reiterated he will The Toronto Star story quoted an participate in as many as he can.

the Ottawa Citizen unnamed Conservative that the backbencher Party insider saying the would not do any message to the Tory media interviews until flag-bearers in this after the election. camapaign has been Also last week, “no debates and no the Conservative media.” candidate in NanaimoIt highlighted the Ladysmith on case of an Ontario Vancouver Island told candidate, Joe Daniel, organizers of an allthe former Don Valley Ron Cannan candidates meeting in East MP who is running the riding he would not in the new Don Valley attend and would not give interviews North riding. The newspaper could until after the election, if he won. not reach Daniel despite repeated But Cannan and Albas both said attempts. they would not take that tack. A volunteer on Daniel’s campaign “I always try to make myself reportedly told the newspaper available (to the media),” said speaking to the Toronto Star may not Cannan. have been a priority for Daniel at that As for Albas, he pointed to his time but it may be in future. “Just give him time. He will recent joint news conference with the approach you,” the newspaper Green Party candidate in the riding to quoted the unidentified volunteer raise awareness about the boundaries as saying. “We don’t go by your of the new Central Okanagandeadlines, sir. We go by our deadlines Similkameen-Nicola riding in Kelowna and you don’t happen to accept as a recent example of his availability. that.” Cannan was also at that news Daniel’s campaign had already told conference.


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Setback becomes motivator for student West Kelowna’s Gabriel Tobias has received recognition as one of 10 recipients of the 4th annual AbbVie IBD Scholarship Program. The $5,000 scholarship supports Canadian students living with ulcerative colitis, or in Tobias’ case, Crohn’s disease. Roughly five years ago, Tobias held a kinesiology degree and was working as a firefighter and national fitness trainer when he was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. He immediately knew his life would change, and since

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training and gym memberships for students with disabilities. AccessABILITY was a way for Tobias to begin helping others before he finished his education to become a doctor, and even though he is no longer at UBCO it continues to run and he is trying to expand it to other universities. Knowing that he will have to deal with Crohn’s for the rest of his life, Tobias focuses on staying optimistic by keeping humour in everything he does. He also believes both food and exercise routines are key to managing Crohn’s as they help remove stress.

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Kelowna resident answers the call of water usage challenge There are signs for the Okanagan Basin Water Board that the message to conserve water is starting to register with Okanagan residents. The water board says a record number of participants took part in the Mater Water Work contest this summer, with Kelowna resident Gena Sherwood winning the grand prize of a $6,000 WaterWise Yard Upgrade while the City of Armstrong is the new Make Water Work Champion. Make Water Work (MWW) is a residential outdoor water conservation initiative of the Okanagan Basin Water Board’s Okanagan WaterWise program and local government and utility partners throughout the valley, recognizing we’re all part of “One valley. One water.” The initiative tackles the second largest use of water in the Okanagan— outdoor residential landscapes (mostly lawn) which account for 24 per cent of all water used.

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I urge you to take a moment to read some of the personal stories being shared in connection with these movements. The stories of struggle, recovery and hope are uniting voices that often go unheard; messages like there’s no health without mental health and you are not alone resonate powerfully. Leveraging the conversation about reducing the stigma of mental illness can be simple yet inspiring. Project Semi-Colon uses a simple semicolon symbol to carry a

social media movements until we know why they matter. In any given year, one in five people in Canada will experience a mental health problem or illness, with a cost to the economy in excess of $50 billion. Only one in three people who experience a mental health problem will seek out and receive treatment. Of the approximately 4,000 Canadians who die every year as a result of suicide, many were confronting a mental health problem or illness.



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communications skills they need to thrive in college, university and the workforce. Curriculum is the game plan for teaching—it maps out what teachers teach, and what students are expected to learn. In the first phase of the transition, kindergarten to Grade 9 teachers will have the chance to use the new curriculum in their classrooms. Flexible learning is at the heart of the refined approach and it will help teachers tap into the

Technology and innovation are reshaping society and the skill set students need to succeed after graduation. That is why this fall the B.C. government is kicking off a threeyear transition to a new curriculum in B.C. schools. The amended curriculum is intended to ensure students learn the basics like reading, writing and arithmetic in a way that connects them to the collaboration, critical thinking and

don’t need any further assistance. Housing First is not for them.” The chronically and episodically homeless make up roughly 10 per cent of the homeless population, and as a result the housing projects aren’t expected to be very large. However, a lot of that will depend on the proposals themselves, which have six principals to follow—rapid housing with support, offering clients choice in housing, separating housing provision from other services, providing tenancy rights and responsibilities, integrating housing into community and strength based promoting selfsufficiency. The deadline to receive proposals is Sept. 21, and proposal applications can be found at For further information, contact COF community entity coordinator Mia Burgess at

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passions and interests of individual students. Students can learn about core subjects while doing projects related to their interests, such as music, hockey, or dinosaurs. There are also more hands-on learning opportunities so students can see how classroom knowledge applies in real life situations. The revised curriculum will also include: • renewed emphasis on environmental sciences • aboriginal perspectives


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Conservatives counting on voter apathy The cynicism around federal politics has been reinvigorated by the Conservative Party’s election campaign strategy for its candidates to avoid participating in allcandidates meetings and where possible to generally avoid questions from the media. If voters are willing to put up with that candidate stonewall front remains to be seen, but if so then we will get the government we deserve on Oct. 19. Democracy in Canada, and to a greater extent in the U.S., has taken a beating in recent years, the voice of voters taken away to point where foreign dictators and the like must laugh and shake their heads whenever they are lectured on the importance of democracy. In the U.S., corporate money has polluted the American election system, while the idea of encouraging people to vote has taken a backseat to putting up barriers to prevent largely lower income minorities from exercising that socalled democratic right. Their system is corrupt. In Canada, the Conservatives appear to have an election strategy which might best be described as a bunker mentality: Stick to the talking points, protect our core voting support and win enough seats to beat out vote splitting NDP and Liberals. To their benefit thus far, incumbent Central Okanagan riding Conservative MPs Ron Cannan and Dan Albas aren’t buying into the Conservative muzzle approach. Somewhere along the line, the Conservatives have forgotten they are applying to keep their jobs in Ottawa, to work for us the voter. Being forthright with your constituents after winning a seat in Parliament doesn’t wash, unless of course the voters fall prey to the apathy scenario. If we are headed to a minority government scenario, perhaps that is what’s best for Canada to balance the abuse of political power in Ottawa.


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We’ll-tell-you strategy hard to fathom Here’s a novel idea when you are City running for public Confidential office and need name recognition to ALISTAIR help attract the votes WATERS that could win you the race—don’t talk to the media to get your message out and don’t show up at all-candidates meetings to tell the public why they should vote to you. Sound like a winning stratgegy? Well, it would appear to some in the Conservative Party of Canada, it is. Despite the two Tories running in the Central Okanagan ridings—Ron Cannan (Kelowna-Lake Country and Dan Albas (Central Okanagan-SimilkameenNicola)—denying they have been given such a directive, it’s clear from several reports in recent days that other Conservatives candidates are employing that strategy. In the case of Cannan and Albas, both incumbents, there’s nothing to indicate they will not be talking to reporters or showing up to all-candidates meetings given their track records for availability, access and their conduct so far in this election. But some of the men and women they are running with in other ridings have actually gone so far as to put it in writing that trifling issues like media coverage and accessibility during this election campaign and talking to voters about issues important to them are off the table. A B.C. Tory candidate in Nanaimo-Ladysmith, in rejecting an invitation to participate in an all-candidates












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meeting there, went so far as to say his campaign would tell the voters what the issues are in campaign literature—and that’s all he would talk about. If that is not the definition of arrogance and your local political representative wannabe representing the party to you—not the other way around, I don’t know what is. Heading into this election, the Tories were saddled with a leader who is perceived to be a control freak, despite assertions to the contrary by Cannan. Failure by Stephen Harper’s candidates to speak to reporters or appear before voters to debate others only makes that unflattering perception stronger. Asking for someone’s vote, while at the same time telling them you don’t want to hear what they have to say is a slap in the face to the principle of democracy. One man, one vote means more than just those four words. Such a strategy opens up all Tory candidates— even those who do not plan to go along with this crazy scheme—to the perception by some that the Conservative Party is not only telling voters it knows better than them, it also doesn’t want to hear any argument about it. Elections are about representation. Once in office, a politician may ignore the will of his or her constituents and there’s not much voters can do until next election. But during a campaign? Well, that’s when voters have the hammer and it doesn’t take much to make them swing it and change the box they tick on the ballot come Oct. 19. Alistair Waters is the assistant editor of the Capital News.

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attract the most votes who wins the election. And the thing about promises, especially those that the new government does implement, be it money or some kind of benefit program or some sort of tax break or tax credit, there is always a trade off because we know, deep down, there is always a cost. The most obvious cost, or trade off, being, increased taxes, cut backs to other programs, or the end of some other program that has run its course from a previous government to pay for the new program. Other not so obvious losses include loss of personal responsibility (let the government provide for my wants and needs), and possible loss of a right or freedom for example. In other words, more new laws, rules and regulations to abide by. And in order for a government to provide the new benefit or service, they usually need to create a new department, or increase

ways to pull together to achieve a greater good. Distinct lines are being drawn in the sand at this time in history. There is a weariness in the land with the divide and conquer approach and the toxic way of living it promotes. People want something different and are beginning to realize that the only way to bring about change, especially where government is concerned, is to get involved and work towards common and sustainable goals. The divide and conquer side absolutely depends on a low voter turnout, an apathetic and frustrated electorate whose majority will remain silent, a proven recipe designed to retain a strangle hold on power. The other

Would you really throw a loonie on the street, on the sidewalk or on the road  from your vehicle window? Not a chance. Bring your original carton with 20 butts in it and received a $20 credit on your next purchase of a pack of butts. Recycling depots could be compensated by tobacco companies for their services to the communities.

Online court records helpful To the editor: Re: Chief judge reviews online court records (, Aug. 20). As a landlord in this province, I would first like to state that I very much appreciate having limited access to public court records pertaining to potential tenants. Court Services Online is just one valuable tool that I can use to help determine the suitability of an applicant, not just with respect to my own personal and professional interests, but also for the sake of doing what I can to ensure that all of my tenants remain safe in their homes. While I myself take the necessary time to look at and consider the nature of any charges, dates, participants and possible dispositions, I do feel that this information is presented in a manner that may not be correctly interpreted by some people, although I do not believe that the solution is

to remove public access to this information. Recently, I was able to use CSO as a resource to engage a tenant applicant in a direct, honest conversation about their past criminal convictions and current parole conditions. I am proud to say that this led to a successful tenancy for someone who may not have otherwise been able to secure decent and affordable accommodations due to their history. I value having public access to this information and believe that it can positively serve our society if used with appropriate diligence. Perhaps something can be done to educate employers, landlords, and others so that CSO can continue to be used in a manner that does not unduly penalize people for merely having had contact with our court system. Ray Covenant, Abbotsford

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side of the coin is a strategy that would bring people together in new and unprecedented ways, a strategy of commonality to tackle the unprecedented challenges we face in today’s world. Just listening to the language used during this election will tell you on which side of the line candidate’s stand. On Oct. 19, the story will be told. Will we wake up to a divide and conquer way of life for the umpteenth time, or will we have chosen to stand together with the promise of sending a healthy and vibrant planet to future generations? Bob Purdy, Kelowna Full transcript at

$1 a butt and world would be butt-free To the editor: Re: Mr. Mellis’s letter of a cigarette butt deposit. (Disconnect Between Smokers and Wildfires, Aug. 21 Kelowna Capital News.) I agree 100 per cent. We pay a recycling fee on beverage cans and containers, why not cigarette butts? I suggest a buck a butt. Hence, a $20 deposit per pack of 20 butts.


the size of an existing department, which of the Central and South again, has a cost attached to it. For example, Okanagan / Similkameen Revenue Canada has around 50,000 employees, and growing, to administer and track all those new tax rebates and credits in addition to all the thousands of pages of tax code which outline the do’s and don’ts of completing an income tax return. And before you know it, you have a monolithic of the Central and South Okanagan / Similkameen bureaucratic nightmare running the country. A nightmare that we become increasingly more dependent upon, which at the same time, increasingly fails to live up to what was previously promised. Air Conditioning Service from $89.00 NOV. EXPIRES 30 2015 So when you are considering who to vote for in October, just remember, if you want a government big enough to give you everything you want, you can be sure they will be big enough to take everything you’ve The Premier Heating and Cooling Specialists Since 2001 got. . . . “There’s never been a better time Grant Baudais, Kelowna to replace that old inefficient

Old divide and conquer, or new common ground To the editor: There are only two (federal election campaign) strategies that matter and the outcome will be determined by voter turnout. Divide and conquer pits one against the other with predictable results for power mongers. Commonality is the other strategy, the practice of discovering what we have in common, as opposed to what separates us. We have reached a point in history where humans around the world are searching, it would appear, for peace in a chaotic world. The language of commonality is very different from the language of divide and conquer, softer and questioning as opposed to hard and authoritarian. Commonality seeks to find


Chances are forest fires caused by butt heads would decline rapidly and our sidewalks and curbs would be butt-free. Homeless people would have a new source of income from people thinking our world is their ashtray. Everybody wins. Andy Chouinard, Kelowna

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To the editor: We are well into the election run and the free spending promises are being dangled in front of us like carrots on sticks to attract our votes. These promises are not much different than those seen in past elections. From tax breaks to tax credits. From money for this program to money for that program, we have seen it all before. Which got me to thinking. We actually don’t vote for the man or woman running in the election. We don’t seem to give much thought to their character or integrity, and whether they will do a good job or are capable of representing the best interests of all those they are supposed to represent. What we do vote for are the promises that we feel will personally benefit us the most, no matter the cost. So, it comes down to what party has the biggest and nicest carrot to

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the withdrawal. Otherwise you could withdraw the over contribution amount and pay tax on that withdrawal. When you file your tax return after correcting the over-contribution amount, it may be reassessed and disallowed or partially disallowed when it is reviewed by the RSP review division. The withdrawal of the over-contribution amount is also tied to the deduction limit that you have available, so even though you withdrew the entire amount from your RRSP, you may not be able to offset that against the over-contribution amount if it is more than your deduction limit. If you have overcontributed by more than $2,000, you could be

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double up very easily. This is because of the word ‘Unused.’ The CRA should change the word to ‘Excess’ to alleviate the confusion. The problem comes in trying to use up that overcontribution amount once you realize it is there. If you have an overcontribution, you need to bring that to the attention of your bank as soon as possible. The bank may suggest transferring the funds to your spouse’s plan that may have some contribution room. The bank would also need to fill out Form T3012A to allow you to withdraw the amounts without paying any tax on

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Iron pinning reinforces code of ethics for students All graduating awareness of the engineers take an Engineering Code oath agreeing to of Ethics, and let an Engineering the students know Code of Ethics, says there is a certain level Yannacopoulos. With of professionalism the oath, they accept expected from the an iron ring which they moment they begin wear on the little finger their engineering of their working hand degree on campus. until retirement. “This new Connor Badowich Ethics and process will serve professionalism are key as a reminder to all aspects of being an engineer, says students, starting in Year One that fourth-year electrical engineering professionalism is expected from student Connor Badowich. the start and the entire time they He also likes the idea of a formal are studying to be an engineer— ceremony “that not only welcomed not on completion of a degree,” said me to the UBCO community in an Yannacopoulos.

Most universities are steeped in tradition and that’s certainly the case with UBC Okanagan’s School of Engineering (SoE). But this month, the SoE is embracing a new tradition. While the Iron Ring Ceremony, a presentation made as Canadian students graduate as engineers will continue, this year all faculty, students, and staff will be presented with an iron pin. Engineers adhere to a strong code of ethics for both personal and professional decisions throughout their lives, explains Spiro Yannacopoulos, associate dean of the UBCO School of Engineering. The newly adopted presentation of the iron pin is intended to create early

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inclusive manner, but also spoke to me of ethics, and congratulated me on my chosen path as an engineering student.” Badowich, student president of the Engineering Society at UBC, credits UBC’s faculty, saying the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia—the licencing body for engineers in B.C.—code of conduct is incorporated into lessons from the beginning. “Sure, you need to know a lot of physics and calculus to become an engineer, but at the end of the day it is the ethics in the decisions of the engineer that will ensure corners aren’t cut and the bridge doesn’t

collapse,” said Badowich. “The iron pin is an important step in the undergraduate program as it helps introduce these concepts right from the beginning, using a physical object as a constant reminder, and can help students get some practice by being ‘ethical students’ before they become ‘ethical engineers.’” Because this is an introductory year for the iron pin, Yannacopoulos says all school of engineering students, in addition to faculty and staff, will be asked to accept a Code of Ethics at formal ceremonies this fall and will be given an iron pin as a reminder of their commitment. In future, only first-year students will be part of the official ceremony.

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With several snips of a ribbon, a new facility to help women come off the streets, recover from mental health and addiction problems and create a better life for themselves has opened in Kelowna. The new KARIS Support Society facility on the Central Green site in Kelowna opened on Thursday. The $8-million, 36bed building, which will provide accommodation and services for its female clients, is one of only two such facilities in B.C. It was privately funded by the family foundation of Dave and Donarva Krysko, along with contributions from other individuals. Dave Krysko, president of Davara Holdings, which is leasing the building to KARIS, said the facility was a dream of his wife and he was proud to help make it happen. Choking up during a brief speech at the opening on Thursday, Krysko said the facility will help women from across B.C. and will fit in with other services already here aimed at helping them. “We saw a need and responded to that,” said Krysko when asked why his family’s foundation decided to not seek public funding for the facility. While most of the spots at the residential building have already been filled —the building replaces 12 houses throughout the community that KARIS has operated up to now —it will not start seeing residents move in until next month.

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With several snips of a ribbon, the new KARIS Support Society facility on the Central Green site in Kelowna opened Thursday. The $8-million, 36-bed building, which will provide accommodation and services for women recovering from mental health and addiction issues, was privately built by the family foundation of Dave and Donarva Krysko, along with other contributions. Dave Krysko is president of Davara Holdings, which is leasing the building to KARIS. In the photo above are Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran (left) and Krysko (third from left) joined by others touched by the support society.

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Ballet Kelowna dancer Heather Thomson. Boys and Girls Club and UBC Okanagan, to bring local youth into the creative process. The program includes:

Glas by multiple awardwinning choreographer Gabrielle Lamb; Studies of Cash choreographed by Simone Orlando set

to a heartrending mix of Johnny Cash recordings; Renaissance Verona choreographed by Joshua Beamish delivers a fresh, classical interpretation of the balcony pas-de-deux between Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Up next, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet returns to Kelowna with its highly acclaimed production, Going Home Star—Truth and Reconciliation, March 29 and 30, a deeply moving ballet that represents the many stories, both told and untold, by survivors of the Indian residential school system. Going Home Starn is choreographed by Mark Godden in collaboration with author Joseph Boyden (The Orenda, Three Day Road), associate producer Tina Keeper and with the guidance of the Truth and Reconciliation

Commission and members of the Aboriginal community. CBC has called this “the most important dance [ever] mounted by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.” The season closes with the unveiling of a collaboration between Ballet Kelowna and Toronto’s Continuum Contemporary Music. Renaissance, April 29 and 30, is a mixed program inspired by early music, featuring three world premieres including a special guest appearance by rising stars from The National Ballet of Canada. Continuum Contemporary Music has

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Simone Orlando, Ballet Kelowna’s artistic director and CEO, announced the company’s 2015/16 season this week. Highlights include five world premieres by renowned Canadian choreographers; a guest appearance by artists from The National Ballet of Canada (NBoC), and an add-on performance of Going Home Star— Truth and Reconciliation presented by Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet. “I am thrilled to present a diverse range of programming with ballets and new works designed to inspire and engage our Kelowna audiences,” Orlando said in a press release. “In addition to welcoming more of Canada’s leading choreographers and finest dancers to Kelowna, we are honoured to collaborate with Continuum Contemporary Music to present a full evening of live dance and music for our season finale performances.” The 2015/16 season opens with the holiday favourite The Nutcracker, Dec. 11-13. Presented by The Canadian School of Ballet, and featuring the artistry of Ballet Kelowna’s company of dancers, this magical adventure continues to captivate audiences of all ages. Ballet Kelowna then presents its newest medley of vibrant dance in Boundless, Feb. 5 and 6. This is a mixed repertory bursting with the themes of youth and love. Internationally renowned choreographer and former National Ballet of Canada dancer Matjash Mrozewski, partners with lauded Canadian composer Owen Belton to create a vital and potent new work that will tackle an issue relevant to today’s youth. For this production, Ballet Kelowna partners with the Okanagan


World premieres highlight Ballet Kelowna season been a vital part of the contemporary cultural scene in Canada and abroad for 31 years, and will accompany each of the pieces in Renaissance. The program will include world premieres by Ballet Kelowna artistic director Orlando and Heather Myers, who are noted for injecting their work with a raw physicality and kinetic exuberance. Other pieces on the program include James Kudelka’s Byrd Music, John Alleyne’s neoclassical quartet Split House Geometric and guest artists Hannah Fischer and Ethan Watts from The National Ballet of Canada performing a

new duet by Robert Binet. In addition, Launch returns with a one-hour informal showing by Ballet Kelowna on Oct. 28 at the Mary Irwin Theatre in Kelowna. Launch will provide a behind-thescenes glimpse into the company’s daily training and rehearsals, as well as the choreographic process. Season tickets are on sale online at, by phoning 250-862-2867 or from Kelowna Tickets in Orchard Park Shopping Centre. Subscribe before Oct. 9 and be entered to win a $500 gift card for Orchard Park.

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Message to conserve water beginning to be heard A water-conscious Kelowna resident has taken the grand prize of a $6,000 WaterWise Yard Upgrade and the City of Armstrong is the new Make Water Work Champion. But in a summer of drought when it may have mattered most, perhaps the greatest win is the record number of Okanagan residents who pledged to Make Water Work this summer. Make Water Work (MWW) is a residential outdoor water conservation initiative of the Okanagan Basin Water Board’s Okanagan WaterWise program and local government and utility partners throughout the valley, recognizing we’re all part of One valley. One water. The initiative tackles the second largest use of water in the Okanagan—outdoor residential landscapes (mostly lawn) which account for 24 per cent of all water used. Residents are provided with

tips to make water work more effectively and efficiently in their yards, and encouraged to Take the Pledge online at and are then entered to win WaterWise yard prizes. “We’re thrilled with the results. In all, at least 939 residents took the pledge,” noted Corinne Jackson, communications director with the OBWB and in charge of the Okanagan WaterWise program. “It’s the greatest number we’ve had since we began collecting pledges in 2012.” For her efforts, Gena Sherwood won a $6,000 WaterWise yard upgrade. Sherwood signed on to all six pledges to: • Water plants. Not pavement • Water between dusk and dawn • Don’t mow. Let it Grow. Leave lawn 5-8 cm (2-3 inches) tall

• Leave grass clippings as mulch • Top dress with compost; and • Change out some lawn for drought-tolerant turf and/or native and low-watervariety plants. “I’m extremely excited,” said Sherwood. “Redoing our landscape to be more WaterWise has been a project we’ve been wanting to do, so this will definitely help.” Earlier this summer, Sherwood said she planted low-water plants in the front and let her lawn go dormant, understanding the need to conserve through this drought. “It will come back,” she laughed. “Ultimately though, I want something easy to care for and that respects the environment. I don’t want to have to water.” As part of the prize package, will now do an audit of Sher-

wood’s family’s property and work with her to determine what would be best, whether it’s proper irrigation thanks to ProSource Irrigation, additional WaterWise plants from Bylands Nursery and/or a conversion to drought-tolerant lawn from Eco-Turf. Just as excited as Sherwood, is City of Armstrong Mayor Chris Pieper at his community’s win. “We’re pretty proud when we win any award, but winning this is a community victory. That’s what makes it a true win.” Pieper noted that after joining valley mayors to take the pledge at this year’s Make Water Work launch event in May in West Kelowna, he went back to his home community and started to push the message. “I didn’t do it alone,” he added, noting staff started talking with residents as

they came in at tax time, reminding them to conserve and encouraging them to take the pledge, even handing out special MWW Frisbees to help them make water work more effectively. Armstrong has also installed water meters and has been providing residents with mock bills showing how much they will be charged once payfor-what-you-use billing come into effect. Again, the last set of mock bills were used as an opportunity to provide residents with tips to make water work. And then, in mid-July, when the province asked Okanagan communities to cut water use by 30 per cent in an effort to help the region through the drought Armstrong implemented Stage 2 water restrictions, banning lawn-watering and

Controlling the watering of lawns is one area local residents can reduce water use. CONTRIBUTED automatic irrigation use, and allowing only hand-watering on plant material on alternate days. Enforcement was increased and a few warnings were handed out, but no second warning was required, added Pieper. And for its part, the municipality turned off boulevard sprinklers and only watered planter boxes. In response, Armstrong residents reduced use by 40 per cent, noted Pieper. Based on the effectiveness of their efforts, the city

went back to Stage 1 (oddeven) watering restrictions two weeks ago, allowing watering between 6 and 10 a.m. and 7 and 11 p.m. (during cooler parts of the day to prevent evaporation) but continued to ban lawn-watering. Grass sprinklers on city property have also been turned off for the rest of the year. The contest sponsors this year were KelownaGardens. com, Bylands Nursery, ProSource Irrigation and Eco-Turf.

Of Prime Interest: Don’t ignore mortgage review Plenty can change in someone’s life during the course of a standard five-year mortgage. It could be a career change, kids, retirement or newfound money or such a major event is on the horizon. All can affect the type of mortgage that best meets your financial needs and limitations. A lot of people don’t like to face up to it but doing an annual financial check-up is a very smart thing to do. We often just wait for a renewal letter before looking at our mortgage, and even

then we are likely send the contract back without considering if it is the best rate possible and meeting our current needs because we feel changing providers or the terms is futile. You should put just as much thought into a renewal or a review as you did when you signed the initial deal. We tend to become complacent about our mortgage payments and we could be saving a lot of money with a change.  Rates are an obvious thing to pay attention to. The more adverse you become to

risk, the less likely a variable mortgage will be right for you. If rates are going up, make sure you can make the higher monthly payment that may come at renewal time, or lock into a fixed rate if you’re on a variable. If rates are dropping below your existing rate, you might want to refinance or renew early. Even though banks are in the business of getting as much interest from you as they can, many will allow people to pay a lump sum of the principal on the mortgage’s anniversary and increase their monthly

payments. An extra $100 a month on a standard $200,000 mortgage could save almost $18,000 in interest and shorten the amortization period by about four years. Or maybe you just want to consolidate higher-interest unsecured debt into your mortgage. Rolling that into your mortgage can significantly save on interest costs and that will help you get out of debt sooner A mortgage can also help you become more tax efficient if you’re thinking of investing in a business, buying a rental

property or putting some money into mutual funds or the stock market. The interest paid on money borrowed on a principal property can be written off against such investment revenues. But the biggest reason for making changes to your mortgage mid-stream may be because it could be a lot easier to do something before your situation changes. Of Prime Interest is a collaboration of mortgage professionals Christine Hawkins, 250-826-2001; Darwyn Sloat, 250-7184117; Trish Balaberde, 250-470-8324.

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Retirement residents effort contributes to community Residents and staff at Chartwell Chatsworth Retirement Residence in Kelowna, have developed a bit of a green thumb. Dating as far back as 10 years ago—when the senior living community first opened—the community gardening program made a lasting impression on residents, and now, the surrounding community. The residence recently started donating produce to the local Kelowna Community Food Bank, and residents of both the senior living community and the town couldn’t be happier.

BENEFITS FOR ALL Just like the seeds they planted, the popularity of the garden program grew over time. Many residents now love being able to have some therapeutic time pulling up weeds and planting vegetable and flower seeds. And if they aren’t able to garden, they simply enjoy overseeing it and offering their own advice. “We have always had great interest from many of our residents when it comes to our community garden,” said Sarah Hemmett, life enrichment coordinator at the retirement community. “It is a good way for our residents to get in daily exercise and fresh air. They love seeing the fruits of their labour.” “All of the produce that’s gathered is used,” Hemmett added.

Chartwell Chatsworth Retirement resident Elisabeth Schneider helps Kelowna Food Bank representative Natasha select radishes to donate. CONTRIBUTED Chartwell Chatsworth Retirement residents keep busy with the raised gardens which not only feed themselves, but contribute to the community as well. CONTRIBUTED With six ground level plots and six raised beds, some residents have their own gardens to tend, while others prefer to share it with others. All of the produce that’s shared is much appreciated. Many of the residents make jam from the fruit, and they often soak and steam corn in their microwaves. Additionally, fresh cucumbers, tomatoes and beets are often provided to the food service team and added to daily menus.

GARDENING FOR A CAUSE Chartwell Chatsworth’s gardening program started as a way for residents to get in some physical activity while also providing a source of fresh produce for a well-balanced diet. This year, the excess is not

only used for meals at the residence, but a portion of it is set aside for the local food bank. Each week, a food bank volunteer meets the residence’s community gardeners to help pick and fill a large container full of fresh vegetables and fruits. “Gardening is a wonderful activity for residents because it’s great exercise and makes them feel fulfilled, as they are contributing not only to the residence, but also to our outside community,” said Hemmett. Since the initiative has become charitable, it’s gathered even more of a following. Residents are extremely supportive of the idea that their efforts are satisfying a need in the local community. “The residents feel even more enthusiastic about

helping others, especially when our food bank representative came to tell us they are now teaching young mothers who are recipients of the food bank how to can fruits and vegetables,” said Hemmett. “They’re learning how to start building a supply of healthy foods.” Some of the residents noted that they’re happy with the decision to donate produce to young mothers for canning purposes because that’s what they used to do for their own families. It’s this devotion to their community that makes the residents at Chartwell Chatsworth so selfless and appreciative of the gardening program.

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Think about spring bulbs now This fall I plan on creating a nice showing From The of spring flowering Ground Up bulbs in my front bed where I removed three junipers that were DON BURNETT taking over. It’s been years since I’ve actually done this so I intend to follow all the guidelines I have taught others to do along the way. Colour combinations are important as well as the height variations. Probably the most important consideration is the timing of the blooms. There is little value in making sure the colours work together and the various heights are in concert if the blossoms don’t come at the same time. Or if I want to have a long showing I may just use the various blooming times to my advantage by staging the planting to show colour from early spring to early summer. Spring bulbs are planted in the fall and so often over the years people have asked me about them when they are in bloom in the spring when they are not available. Bulbs are showing up in the garden centres now and planting can take place from now until freeze-up. I’ve planted bulbs successfully as late as January and February as long as the ground is soft enough to dig. Its best, however, to get them in as early as possible to allow for a nice long cool rooting in period so when you hear someone say don’t plant them until cool weather arrives or they will start to grow and be vulnerable to winter freezing, you are getting the wrong information.

What I say to that is then what about the bulbs that are in the ground from last year; are they going to start to grow prematurely? Bulbs need the dormancy followed by warm weather and longer days before they grow foliage and then flowers. The popular spring bulbs include snowdrops, crocus, daffodils and other narcissus, hyacinths, and of course tulips. Alliums of various types and other less common species are also available to plant in the fall. Lilies are best planted in the fall, however, they are difficult to find at this time in the market place. They become available in early spring in the garden stores and my advice is to get them in as soon as you can because they deteriorate quickly. ••• Last Saturday it was an honour to give a hand to landscape the front yard for Chelsea Ray who was left behind just a few weeks before she was to marry her sweetheart of many years, Rene Bourgault, who was lost tragically in a white water river accident. Talk about community spirit. When I arrived there must have been 20 to 30 young strong healthy guys going at it—moving soil laying blocks and compacting crusher chips. By the time 4 o’clock rolled around the yard was transformed into a beautiful landscape complete with shrubs, Natures Gold premium mulch and a gorgeous installation of SYN Lawn. Thanks to the guys from the Jaycees and Kelly O’Bryan’s and of course Rene’s professionals from SYN Lawn for making this happen. Tune in to The Don Burnett Garden Show on AM 1150 News Talk Sports Saturdays from 8 to 10 a.m. or log on at www. am1150.


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With their oldest defenseman yet to turn 19, youth will be the operative word along the Kelowna Rockets’ blue line this season. As the senior member of a largely green crew, Devante Stephens said much of the responsibility for setting the standard rests with him and fellow returnees Joe Gatenby and Lucas Johansen. “There will be a lot of expectations on me, (Joe) Gatenby and (Lucas) Johansen,” said Stephens, who turns 19 in January. “It’ll be up to us to help the younger guys coming in and be role models for them. “There are a lot of spots open, so it’s a good opportunity for some young D-men to step up this year.” With departures of key veterans Madison Bowey, Josh Morrissey and Cole Martin, the Rockets are in the throes of a significant transition on the back end. As many as five spots could be open, but thankfully the Rockets’ stable is replete with skilled young prospects. Two choices from the 2014 WHL bantam draft will be knocking on the door for roster spots— Jonathan Smart, who played last season at OHA, and Cal Foote, the son of former NHL defenceman Adam Foote. The 6-foot-6 Brayden Chizen, who played two games with the Rockets last season, is pushing for more playing time in 2015-16. Two other up-andcomers with familiar Rockets surnames, Connor Bowey and Danny Gatenby, are also

Devante Stephens will be one of the veteran leaders on the Kelowna Rockets’ blue line this season.

It’ll be up to us to help the younger guys coming in and be role models for them. There are a lot of spots open, so it’s a good opportunity for some young D-men to step up this year.” Devante Stephens in the mix. And the Rockets are intrigued by the potential of Gordie Ballhorn, a 6-foot-1, 190-product of Wetaskiwin, Alta., who played last season with Whitecourt of the AJHL. Listed by the Rockets in March, Ballhorn had been considering going the U.S. college route. But when an organization known for producing bigleague defenceman came calling, Ballhorn didn’t hesitate to say yes. “I mean, how can you say no to the Kelowna Rockets if you’re a

defenceman,” said Ballhorh, who turns 18 this week. “I’m hoping I can challenge for a topfour role and play some big minutes because they’re a little short on older D. “They need guys to come in and play those big minutes the other guys left.” For a little insurance, the Rockets do have veteran Riley Stadel available to drop back from forward to defense if the need arises. Rockets’ assistant coach Kris Mallette admits filling the skates of Bowey, Morrissey and Martin won’t be easy, but with a little time and patience he expects the blue line crew to round into form. “It’s going to make our back end exciting, they’re going to be green, but with the experience those three (Stephens, Gatenby and Johansen) got last year, it’s going to bode well for us,” said Mallette. “And with the

Wetaskiwin, Alta. product Gordie Ballhorn hopes to earn a roster spot on the Rockets’ defensive corps. young guys coming in, I’m excited to see how they develop throughout the season. “Do we have a Madison Bowey right now ? No,” added Mallette. “Can we groom one ? We think so. It’s going to be an interesting and hopefully fun season to watch these guys grow.” In addition to providing a new level of leadership in 2015-16, Stephens is also excited about further expanding his role on the ice. “Seeing the guys we lost, soaking up a lot of the power play and penalty kill time, this year I’m looking to have a bigger role on the team,” said Stephens, who was drafted in the fifth round of the 2015 NHL entry draft by the Buffalo Sabres. “Get some power play minutes, penalty kill and play against their top lines.

“Playing with Bowey last year, I got a lot of insight from him. I just want to be one of the guys they rely on day in and day out.” As for last spring’s extended playoff run by the Rockets, Stephens counts it as an invaluable experience that he, Gatenby and Johansen can apply to their on and off-ice roles this season. “It was huge, because now we know what it takes to get there and we can share that experience,” said Stephens, “Now we just have to do that throughout the season. It was a fun year, just came up that much short. Now we want to get back to redeem ourselves.” The Rockets will play their first pre-season game this Saturday night at home to the Prince George Cougars. Face off at Prospera Place is 7:05 p.m.

Madison Bowey is leaving behind more than a few good memories of his days in a Kelowna Rockets’ uniform. The WHL team’s captain and anchor of the defence the last two seasons left Kelowna this week to launch his pro career with the Washington Capitals’ organization. Bowey, 20, made his mark in four-plus seasons with the Rockets, scoring 58 goals and adding 114 assists, including a franchise-record 21 goals for defencemen in 201314. Factor in plenty of friendships, a Western Hockey League title and a trip to the Memorial Cup, and Bowey couldn’t have asked for much more of his time in Kelowna. “When I stepped into that dressing room after the summer, it all came back to me,” Bowey said. “It’s kind of touching, a little bit sad, I obviously spent a great amount of time in my hockey career here. “I’ve developed a lot into a man not only on the ice but off the ice. I can’t thank Lorne (Frey) and Bruce (Hamilton) enough for bringing me here. It’s going to be sad leaving but, I’m looking forward to it.” The latest in a long line of pro-quality defencemen produced by the Rockets, Bowey’s value to the franchise




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is evident outside the club’s dressing room at Prospera Place. Bowey’s likeness, hoisting the WHL championship trophy, was one of three new murals added to the Rockets alumni wall this summer—in between Tyson Barrie and Josh Morrissey. “It’s pretty special,” Bowey said. “When you come here, everyone hopes they can be up there, to be up there is pretty cool. I can’t thank the organization enough for what they do.” Of the many highlights in his career, Bowey ranks winning the WHL title last spring at the top of the list, while the overtime loss in the Memorial Cup final, understandably, caused the biggest heartbreak. Still, Bowey said there are merits to both. “You learn a lot in the game of hockey,” he said, “we won a championship and we lost one too. You get to see the spectrum,



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Every team in our division is competitive, so I think you’re really just looking at getting one of those four spots.” Ryan Ferster, coach

Like it was a season ago, Rylan Ferster expects the BCHL’s Interior Division race to be a battle from start to finish. And once again, the West Kelowna Warriors’ head coach and GM expects his club to be right in the mix. “Of course, you go into the season wanting to win the BCHL and the RBC Cup, but in this division, if you look past the playoffs you might be looking too far,” Ferster said. “Every team in our division is competitive, so I think you’re really just looking at getting one of those four spots. “I think you’re going to see two very good teams missing the playoffs. It could be the toughest division in hockey.” Last season, Ferster and the Warriors were one of the four teams to get into the postseason, but it went down to the wire before West Kelowna and Merritt managed to secure the final two berths by just a single point over Salmon Arm. With every point to be at a premium again in 2015-16, the Warriors will look to nine returning veterans as well as four other players with previous junior A experience to lead the way. The team’s leading scorer, Liam Blackburn (73 points) will be back to


Top scorer Liam Blackburn is one of the West Kelowna Warriors’ key returning players for the 2015-16 BCHL season. lead the offence and will get help from the likes of fellow returnee Jonathan Desbiens (27 goals) and Garret Forster, acquired in the off-season from Victoria. “We’re returning some pretty good veteran players, so we’re fortunate,” said Ferster. “I think we have a good core to work with, but time will tell.” Captain Kyle Marino will head up the Warriors’ leadership group, which


also includes Kylar Hope, Brett Mennear and defenceman Rylan Yaremko, among others. Kristian Blumenschein and Nicholas Rutigliano will also return on the blue line, while newcomer Jake Harrison, a product of West Kelowna, is expected to have an impact on defense. Ferster has also been impressed in the preseason by the play of three newcomers up front including a pair of

Massachusetts products in Connor Sodergren and Quinn Forman, and Reed Gunville from Prince Albert, Sask. Tanner Campbell is back for his second season and will also be looked to for offensive production this season. In goal, the Warriors will have an all-new look with Daniel Minella from Woodbridge, Ont., and Forbes Polszaj from Gilbert, Arizona sharing duties between the pipes.


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The Warriors currently have four 20-year-old players on the roster, but with an allowance of six, have room for two more if Ferster chooses to go that route. The Warriors will put the finishing touches on preparations for the regular season this week with three exhibition games. On Wednesday night, the Warriors will take on the Penticton Vees at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Then on the weekend, West Kelowna will play the Salmon Arm Silverbacks in a homeand-away set—Friday at the Shaw Centre, then Saturday at Royal LePage Place. Ferster currently has 25 players on the roster but will cut that down to 22 for the club’s season opener in Sept. 11. Meanwhile, the Warriors went 1-2 in their first three preseason games after a split on

the weekend with the Trail Smoke Eaters. West Kelowna won 3-2 in overtime Friday at home, before dropping a wild 9-7 game on Saturday in Trail. The Warriors trailed 9-2 before roaring back to make a game of it. “We like the character we have and we saw that in Saturday’s game,” Ferster said. “The guys could have easily folded but they didn’t, they came back and made it respectable. Hopefully we see that from our guys all season.” The Warriors will open the regular season at home on Friday Sept. 11 against the Merritt Centennials.


Warriors games can be heard this season live via the internet on MIXLR, dubbed WIN for Warriors Internet Network. Kyle Anderson will provide play-by-play coverage of all 58 regular season games, plus playoffs. This weekend’s two exhibition games against Salmon Arm will also be available on MIXLR. The link for the broadcasts can be found at westkelownawarriors. ca

Bowey …we won a championship and we lost one too. You get to see the spectrum, both sides of the game, it’s a game of inches.” Madison Bowey BOWEY FROM A17 both sides of the game, it’s a game of inches. Obviously we fell a little a short and I can’t thank the fans enough for the support.” While leaving the Rockets behind carries with it some mixed emotions, Bowey is anxious to get going with his pro career—whether that begins in the NHL or AHL. “My goal obviously like everyone else is to play in the NHL and play as soon as I can, he said. “Just stick to what I do best and hopefully have a good camp, come in ready to go and show them what I’m made of and maybe they can find a spot for me on the team. “If they can’t I know go down to Hershey and learn a lot with the coaching staff there. I don’t know where I’ll start or end up but it’s exciting.”


Chiefs home to Steam Thursday The KIJHL’s Kelowna Chiefs open their 201516 exhibition schedule on Thursday night at home against the Summerland Steam. Face off at Rutland Arena is 7 p.m. The Chiefs, coached for the second year in a row by Jason Tansem, will then play a home and home set against the Sicamous Eagles this weekend.

The teams will face off Friday in Rutland, before heading to Sicamous on Saturday night. The Chiefs will launch the regular season with three road games in as many days, beginning on Friday, Sept. 11 in Nelson. On Saturday, Kelowna will be in Fruitvale to battle the Beaver Valley Nitehawks, before wrapping up the trip

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Sun cruises into break at 6-0 Wurteles do what they Not even a 19 1/2hour postponement was enough to sidetrack the Okanagan. In a season where the Sun has been the BCFC’s dominant force from the opening kick off, the latest chapter saw Shane Beatty’s crew dismantle the defending league champs for the second time in three weeks. On Sunday in Langley, the Sun ran its unbeaten record to 6-0 with a 5210 pounding of the hometown Rams. Originally scheduled for Saturday night, the game was called off when high winds knocked out the power at McLeod Athletic Park. The weather wasn’t ideal on Sunday afternoon either, but it didn’t prevent the Sun from blowing open a close game in the third quarter, much like they did the first time the clubs met on Aug. 15 at the Apple Bowl. Leading 15-7, the Sun scored the next 37 points to put the game away. Cam Bedore fired four touchdown passes in the second half to Shai Ross, Lerone Robinson, Kyle Patchell and Kyle Kawamoto. Ross also caught a touchdown pass from Josiah Joseph in the first half. Brennan Van Nistelrooy enjoyed another stellar outing in the secondary, grabbing his conferenceleading fifth interception to set up Ross’s first major. Van Nistelrooy also blocked a punt which JP Kalambay recovered in the end zone for six points.


Okanagan Sun defensive back Brennan Van Nistelrooy returns an interception against the Langley Rams in BCFC action Sunday at McLeod Athletic Park. The Sun has outscored its opponents 319-36 this season. The Sun now has a

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Half a world apart, Kelowna couple Heather and Trevor Wurtele were doing what they do best on Sunday—winning medals in triathlons. In Austria, Heather took second overall at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship with a time of four hours 23 minutes seven seconds. Daniela Ryf of Switzerland won the 1.9 km swim, 90 bike ride and 21.1 km run in 4:11:34. “I definitely left it all out there today,” Wurtele posted on Twitter. “… what a great race.” Wurtele was third at last year’s world championships. In Penticton, Trevor Wurtele won the silver


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Heather Wurtele was second overall in Austria and Trevor Wurtele won silver in Penticton over the weekend. medal in the Valley First Challenge Penticton half distance triathlon. Wurtele finished in 3:53:52, more than three minutes back of Victoria’s Brent McMahon who took top spot in 3:50:38. Heather Wurtele, who

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Victoria’s Brent McMahon is the 2015 Valley First Challenge Penticton half distance champion. McMahon, a former Canadian Olympian, crossed the finish line Sunday at Okanagan Lake Park completing the 1.9-kilometre swim, 90-km bike and 21.1km run in three hours, 50 minutes and 38 seconds. McMahon bested the time of last year’s champion, Alistair Eeckman of 4:40. “I had goals set for myself. I wanted to go

out and I wanted to win this event,” said McMahon, who came out of the swim third in 22:04, then clocked a time of 2:14:08 on the bike and 1:14:28 on the run. “It takes a lot of hard work to do that. There was great Canadians and great international athletes here. They didn’t make it easy on me.” In second was Kelowna’s Trevor Wurtele at 3:53:52, followed by Boulder, Colorado’s Davide Giardini in 3:57:23 and Penticton’s Jeff Symonds in fourth at 3:58:50. McMahon said he worked hard to stay

ahead on the bike and had no intentions to let up on the run with Wurtele on his tail. “It’s Trevor, I can’t give anything right now,” he said. Symonds required technical support to repair a flat tire and said it’s tough being a local athlete. “You want to win, you want to be on the podium. The best way to do that is to not stand on the side of the road,” said Symonds. “I just had to refocus. I think it was important for me to set an example for the race. To go hard and give it everything I have.”

Jennifer Spieldenner of Ohio claimed the women’s championship. In second was Carrie Lester and in third was Lesley Smith. “It was a hard day,” said Spieldenner, who specializes in the half distance. “It feels really good.” When asked about the course, Spieldenner said it was very hard. “That was like a grind,” she said, adding the bike was the hardest part of the course. “And then mentally the run. Staying strong. Penticton’s Jen Annett finished seventh and 28th overall.

“It honestly went pretty much exactly as planned. It worked out exactly how I wanted it to,” said Annett, who came out of the swim in 28:05, finished the bike in 2:33:36 and the run in 1:33:01. “Of course I would have liked to have placed top-five. I think I put it all out there.” Winning the full distance triathlon on the men’s side was Penticton’s Dave Matheson coming in at 9:36:33. Kamloops’ Yvonne Timewell, who won the Olympic distance of the Peach Classic in July, took the women’s side in 10:56:30.


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Victoria’s Brent McMahon quenches his thirst with water after winning the 2015 Valley First Challenge Penticton half distance pro race on Sunday.

A’s Avila chosen for Jays’ tournament showcase will be getting some big-league attention

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He was also a standout defensively, leading the Athletics with 87 assists. On the mound, Avila posted a 4-2 record with a 2.77 ERA. All players were be selected by the Blue Jays Baseball Academy with the assistance of the Blue Jays Scouting Department, Baseball Canada, and the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau. All tournament games will be umpired by members of the Baseball Canada High Performance program for Canadian umpires.

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in the Rogers Centre,” Avila said. “There will be a lot of people watching and if it goes well, it could lead to good things.” Avila, who is from Kamloops but attends KSS in Kelowna, helped lead the Athletics to a fifth-place showing in the B.C. Premier Baseball League’s regular season. The A’s went on to qualify for the league’s final four championship tournament before finishing in fourth place. Avila batted .250, drove in 35 runs and stole 10 bases during the playoffs and regular season.

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Avila is one of 20 players in the 17-andunder age division who have been selected to play with Team B.C. in the annual event at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. Tournament 12 highlights the best Canadian amateur players with college eligibility. In collaboration with Hall of Famer an ex-Blue Jay Roberto Alomar, eight teams will represent the Canadian provinces, with baseball scouts and recruiters on hand to watch the available talent. “It’s really nice to make the team, especially getting a chance to play

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Rusty Ensign watches from the sidelines as the Over 30s battle the Under 30s in the 33rd annual Ensign Cup rugby match Saturday at Parkinson recreation fields. The charity game is held annually in the name of Ensign who was rendered a quadriplegic after being injured in a rugby match in 1983.

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MCDONALD, Blanche Maud 1925 ~ 2015 It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the passing on August 26, 2015, of Blanche Maud McDonald, at Kelowna General Hospital. Just a few days earlier Blanche celebrated her 90th birthday with family and friends. Blanche was born August 20, 1925 in Sarnia, Ontario. She will be forever loved and missed by her family: Joyce Willis (Dave), Jim Caudle, Ernie Caudle (Sandy), Joan Mathers, Bernie Caudle (Linda) and 14 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. Further cherishing her memory are step-children: Anne Wilton (Bob), Lennie McDonald (Judy), Larry McDonald and 7 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Blanche is predeceased by her first husband Wilbert Caudle, second husband Harry McDonald and 15 siblings. A private family service will be held. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s on-line obituary @ Arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES® Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237


1947 - 2015 It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our Mother, Grandmother, Daughter, Sister, Cousin and Friend who passed away on August 28, 2015. Carol was predeceased by her grandparents, father (Chris Helsher) sister Christine, and step-sister Brenda. She is survived by her mother Josie Schramm of Regina, SK, her son Guy (Robyn) and granddaughter Stella of Kelowna, BC, step-brother David Schramm (Debra) and her aunt Clara Vollman of Regina, SK, and many cousins and friends in and around Kelowna, BC and Regina, SK. Carol was born in Regina, SK and grew up in Balgonie, SK. As a teenager seeking a better life and brighter future, she moved to Vancouver, BC, and then settled in Kelowna, BC where she resided until her passing. She worked for BC Tel and retired from Telus in 2002. Carol loved the outdoors, all that nature had to offer, and all of its creatures. She enjoyed her daily long walks through the orchards with her canine pals, who would be waiting for her at the end of the lane. Carol was so delighted to become a grandma this year to a beautiful baby girl named Stella. Words cannot express the deep sorrow her family, cousins and friends feel at our loss of such an amazing woman. We will never forget all the love, laughter and kindness this lady showed us and our families. Simply put, “Our lives will never be the same.” At Carol’s request there will be no funeral service. Interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of other tributes, donations in Carol’s memory may be made to Cancer or Diabetes charities. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting, 250-860-7077.


Edward (Ted) James George Burnell passed away suddenly on August 23, 2015 at KGH with his family by his side. Beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, Ted is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Madeleine, and three daughters, Sandra (Sean) Connor, Chantal (Phil) Dyck, and Kimberly Burnell. Missing him are grandchildren David, Josh, Kate, Samuel and Nash. He is also survived by sisters Ruth Anderson and Beth Bosch, brothers Vern (Verna) Burnell and Brian Burnell, numerous nieces and nephews, and a large extended family. Ted was born in Unity, Saskatchewan on August 20, 1936. His family moved to Rutland, BC in order for their children to further their education. Ted was a hard worker and obtained his Registered Industrial Accountant Designation while working full time and having to study in the middle of the night while the girls were asleep. In the early years, Ted’s job took him to many cities throughout BC, then to Red Deer, Alberta and Huntington Beach, California and finally back to Kelowna, BC in 1979. Ted loved the outdoors. Fishing and hunting were a big part of his life and he enjoyed many trips with friends and family over the years. Family was very important and Ted and Madeleine held many events in their backyard such as the Burnell’s annual lawn dart tournament. In recent years, Ted could be found sitting in the kitchen or on the porch, phone in hand, checking up on family and friends, socializing and inviting people over. He also enjoyed his computer and became very proficient at Face-booking, Skyping and emailing. Ted loved reading, watching the news, and trying to perfect the special fudge recipe handed down from Madeleine’s late mother,Yvonne. Ted was predeceased by his parents, brothers Albert, Jack, Ken and sister Margaret. As per Ted’s wishes, there will be no funeral. In lieu of flowers, please send donations payable to “Helen Wesolowski” for the Edward Burnell and Family Bursary Fund mail to: PO Box 1252, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, S6V 5S8 Condolences can be left online at:

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Rudy was born in Trinidad, Tobago and moved to Alberta at the age of 22 where he met the love of his life Doreen, predeceased in 2007 and had 6 beautiful children. He will be sadly missed by Doug (Stephanie), Sherry (Darcy), Ron, Mike (Angie), Garnet, Carolin (Mike) along with 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Rudy and Doreen retired to BC in 1992 to pursuit their passion of golf. Rudy loved to play games and spent numerous hours playing with his children, grandchildren, and friends. He relished in the game of golf and curling. He had a competitive spirit that challenged the best of us to try and beat him. Rudy and Doreen loved to dance and it was always a beautiful thing to see them twirling around on the dance floor. After Doreen passed away Rudy kept his dance passion alive participating in a variety of dance clubs with new found friends (June). We are sure God has a good tune playing for your arrival and your next dance with mom shall last another life time. Special thanks to good friends Stu and Trudy Dewar for their years of friendship and support. Also thanks goes out to Dr. Mackle and the caring staff (Gloria) at Sutherland Rest Home and Brant Creek Mews home for taking such good care of Rudy. A private family celebration of life will take place later in Sherwood Park. In lieu of flowers any donations would be appreciated and can be made to The Memorial Cup through Trudy Dewar where all monies go to BC Interior Cancer Society. Condolences can be made at


February 16, 1920 ~ August 24, 2015 It is with great sadness and love that we announce the peaceful passing of Doris May Miller (Mockford) at her home of Three Links Manor, Kelowna, B.C., in her 96th year, on August 24th, 2015, following final visits from her family. Doris was born in Sussex, England, on February 16, 1920, the eldest of six siblings, and immigrated to Canada with her family when she was 8 years old, where they farmed in Abbotsford, B.C. for many years. As a young woman, Doris moved to Victoria, B.C. where she met and married Ronald Grant Miller in 1942. They raised three children, Geraldine, Ken, and Marilyn in both Victoria and Clearwater, B.C., and celebrated 68 years of married life together before Ron passed away in April, 2010. For the past 6 years, Doris has called Three Links Manor her home. Doris was predeceased by her parents, Alfred and Beatrice Mockford, husband, Ronald Miller, brother, Jack Mockford, sister, Win Owens, sister-in laws, Hettie Miller, Alice Miller, and Dodie Mockford, and brother-in-laws, Bill Miller, Bob Miller, and Al Windle, niece, Anne Miller, and nephew, Kenneth Mockford. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she is survived by daughters, Geraldine (Jim), Marilyn (George), and son, Ken (Johann), sisters, Olive Windle and Val (Rob) Richards, brother, Fred Mockford, and brother-in-law, Reg Owens, grandchildren, Ron (Luella), Deena (Lyle), Darren, Dale and Alyssa, and great-grandchildren, Connor, Keaton, Jessica, Reece and Matthew, as well as many nieces and nephews. Our mom was deeply loved by all who knew her, for her caring, kind and gentle ways, and gracious strengths. She loved the simpler things in life such as gardening, nature, music and cooking. Mom was famous for her delicious blackberry pies. She also enjoyed having fun, going dancing with Dad, as an avid BINGO player, taking trips away to Las Vegas, Britain, Hawaii, Alaska, Disneyland and the Yukon with family members , and entertaining family and friends. She always put her family first, and would say that “her family’s happiness made her happiest�. Mom will be sadly missed, but her legacy will live on in each of us whose lives were touched by this beautiful angel. The family would like to extend our deepest gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Williams and all of the wonderful staff of Three Links Manor who were involved in Mom’s care over the past 6 years, and also to special family friend, Donya. Celebrations of Doris’s life will be held at Three Links Manor, and in Victoria, and Clearwater, B.C. at later dates. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the S.P.C.A in memory of Doris and her love for the animals. To leave an online condolence to the family, please visit our website: Arrangements in care of First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna, BC. 250-762-2299





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December 28, 1942 ~ August 22, 2015 This one of kind loving and caring woman is gone but will never by forgotten. She always did anything for those she loved. Her inspiration and warm love will always glow in our hearts. We love you. Loving mother of: Vince Campbell, Mark Campbell and Amanda Campbell. Great Grandmother of: Bradley Bissat and Kaylee Cowley.

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Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land Take notice that Central Okanagan Shotgun Sports Club from Kelowna, BC has applied to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), Thompson-Okanagan, for a license for Trap and Skeet purposes situated on Provincial Crown land located at unsurveyed Crown land adjacent to DL 2713, SDYD in the vicinity of Big White Mountain. The Lands File for this application is 3413438. Comments on this application may be submitted by one of two options: Option 1: Online via the Applications and Reasons for Decision website at: where details of the application and maps can be found.

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS T15-075 Glen Avenue School Rehabilitation Sealed submissions clearly marked on the outside of the envelope with the words “T15-075 Glen Avenue School Rehabilitation” will be received at the Office of the City Clerk, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna, BC up until 3pm, Local Time, Sept. 15, 2015. The Request for Qualifications (RFQ) will not be opened publicly. The City is issuing this Request for Qualifications to prequalify companies to be invited to submit a tender on the Glen Avenue heritage building rehabilitation. The City reserves the right to reject any or all responses, to waive defects in any submission and to accept submissions which it may consider to be in the best interest of the City. RFQ documents may be obtained at no charge from or from the Purchasing Branch, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna BC V1Y 1J4.

Option 2: by mail to Senior Land Officer, ThompsonOkanagan, MFLNRO, at 441 Columbia Street Kamloops BC V2C 2T3. Comments will be received by MFLNRO up to October 3, 2015. MFLNRO may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Please visit our website for more information. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be considered part of the public record. For information, contact the Freedom of Information Advisor at Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations’ Office in Thompson-Okanagan.

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Straight From DeHart MAXINE DEHART won the grand prize of a $6,000 WaterWise Yard Upgrade from the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB), a residential outdoor water conservation initiative of the OBWB Okanagan WaterWise program with local government and utility partners throughout the valley. Sherwood signed up for all six pledges—water plants, not pavement; water between dusk and dawn; don’t mow, let it grow, leave lawn five to eight centimetres tall; leave grass clippings as mulch; top dress with compost and change out some lawn for droughttolerant turf and/or native and low water variety plants. The City of Armstrong won the title of the Make Water Work Champion. Corinne Jackson, a former Capital News reporter, is the

communications director of OBWB. Gary Johnston, formerly with QHR Technologies for 12 years, has now ventured out on his own. Gary is now the founder/ owner of Strong Voice Media. The focus of the business is his work as a voice actor, with agency and direct requests from clients around the world for narration of a wide range of projects from commercials and films to museum walk-throughs, e-learning and corporate promotional videos. Anything that needs a strong voice to ensure the message is clear is what Strong Voice Media provide. For the local market, Gary has a new offering that can capture a family’s oral history in an innovative Memory Package. Anyone in the Central Okanagan can now have their treasured family stories and history professionally recorded and packaged to ensure the stories live on for future generations. Call


Had the opportunity to visit the new BNA Brewing Co. & Eatery (British North America Tobacco Co.) in Kelowna at 1250 Ellis St. Owned and operated by Kyle and Carolyn Nixon, the entire 6,000 square-foot building with outside patio is unique and upscale from the outside brick walls to the inside brick, wood floors, iron and large timbers. It’s a huge place, with two levels along with a separate tasting room. The bar, furniture, fixtures and accents are a well put together mixture of comfortable, funky, modern and old. It all fits to make a “wow” impression when entering the establishment. The huge chandeliers are very impressive as is the rope in the gap of all the wood floors. There is even an indoor Bocci Ball lane upstairs. BNA brews four of their own beers with one seasonal brew that rotates. BNA also has a huge selection of other draught and bottled beer. The menu has many outof-the ordinary want-totry items. We sampled the roasted chicken pizza, sausage pizza, zucchini fries and spicy shrimp. All were excellent. The executive chef is Justin Best (formerly of the Eldorado). Open seven days a week. Call 236420-0025; online www. After 11 years with Tourism Kelowna, communications manager Catherine Frechett has accepted a position as the new director of destination development at Tourism Ottawa. Catherine handled corporate communications and generating travel editorial. Congratulations to Gena Sherwood who

Karen McLennan, owner of Blue Sky Clothing Co., in Kelowna at 101-1447 Ellis St.


BNA fun place to meet, eat and play bocci

Kyle Nixon, owner of BNA Brewing Co. & Eatery, in Kelowna at 1250 Ellis St. 250-801-3089 or email Visit Gary’s website www. memories.   AutoCanada Inc. has obtained approval from General Motors of Canada to purchase an 80 per cent nonvoting equity interest in the assets of Don Folk Chevrolet, subject to customary closing conditions. Don Folk Chevrolet was founded more than 60 years ago and after joining the dealership in 1971, Don Folk has led the growth from 22 employees to over 70 full time staff. The dealership operates at the corner of Leckie Road and Enterprise Way with

a 15 car showroom, 14 service bays and six detail bays. The acquisition also includes all of the assets of Don Folk Autobody located next to the dealership.   Blue Sky Clothing Co. has opened in Kelowna at 101-1447 Ellis St. (next to La Bussola). Owned and operated by Karen McLennan, the shop is very inviting, chockfull of the latest styles and colours of women’s clothing. The clothing is locally designed with all natural fiber, bamboo and is ethical eco-clothing in unique styles, with sizes ranging from X-S to 4X. Blue Sky has a great selection of casual and every-day (office)

wear, including dresses, tops, slacks, jackets, skorts, purses, hats 100 per cent silk scarves and jewelry. They even offer men’s bamboo underwear. Clients of Blue Sky tell them that once they purchase the bamboo slacks, it’s hard to go back to wearing other fabrics. I purchased the cutest ‘little black dress’ that can take me anywhere. Karen’s prices are also very reasonable for the quality of her clothing. Call 778-4842759; online www. Travel Time Inc., a full service travel agency specializing in tailor made luxury and adventure travel has opened a

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branch office at 5011630 Pandosy St. The owner and president of the company is Terri Jo Lennox, who manages the Calgary office. Brenda Sbrozzi manages the Kelowna office, with Colleen Kellar and Denise Cesselli the senior travel consultants. On Friday, Sept. 18, Travel Time will host a consumer travel trade show entitled Talk with the Experts and Discover Your Next Vacation Experience, at the Ramada Hotel, 2170 Harvey Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be 15 to 20 minute presentations on a Kenya Safari, Antarctica & Polar Expedition, European Canal Boat ‘self-drive’, Polynesian Culture, Food & Wine Aficionado and Grand European River between Amsterdam and Budapest. Refreshments served. Call 236-4200021.Website is www.       Codfathers Seafood Market, at 2355 Gordon Dr. (Guisachan Centre) in Kelowna, owned by Jon and Ann-Marie Crofts and managed by Ross Derrick, has partnered with Edible Canada from Granville Island to offer B.C. and Canadian artisan products that pair perfectly with their seafood. Some of the products they now offer are Amola Gourmet Infused Finishing Salts, Denzel’s Gourmet Mustard (Enderby), Vij’s Spices (Vancouver), Olive & Ciboulette Lobster Oil and Nextjen Gluten-free Baking Blend Flour, which is used in Codfathers fish and chips. There are many more products on their large wall when entering the store. Call 778-7604141  The new website


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Colouring books ‘of love’ for Goldfinger Custom Design Fingernails which was in last week’s column is www.goldfingernails. com. Happy 50th anniversary Sharon and Eugene Leveque (Sept. 4). Gloria-Jean Seymour a retired local hair

stylist is now an author, publisher and illustrator. She has published two inspirational 36-page, activity colouring books entitled Let’s Celebrate in Different Colours. GloriaJean mentions that the books may not be your traditional colouring books, as her thoughts and ideas were guided

with spirit-felt direction, her books of love started to take form. Her dream has now become a reality. The books are reasonably priced at $6.99 and can be enjoyed by children ages four to 10, and by churches and schools. They are available at Bell Tower Books, Pharmasave on Lakeshore Road and



Melanie Kalloo, Team Captain, with her team.

Codfathers Seafood Market owned by Jon and Ann-Marie Crofts standing on either side of manger Ross Derrick. West Kelowna, on the website or call 250763-6495. Wholesale prices are also offered. bookoflove2015@; www. Happy 52nd anniversary Rick and Diane Essler (Sept. 2).        How does your garden grow? Just ask Alma Ingbritson, a resident of Meadowbrook Garden (on Enterprise Way), and Coleen McClain (her friend) as they tend the King’s Garden located behind Meadowbrook and between Spall and Dilworth roads, along the Rails With Trails corridor. The garden is at its prime and a must see. Not a day goes by that there is not someone taking videos and pictures of the

For women like Melanie, your participation means everything. We’re all in this together. Join us Sunday, October 4. Kelowna l City Park l 10:00am

garden and expressing their awe. It’s very impressive and what is more impressive is that all the annual flowers have been harvested by the gals from previous year’s growth and their seeds planted again in the spring. Certainly, a labour of love of beauty and bringing pleasure to others is the motto these two fine ladies strive for. Dilworth Safeway is hosting a fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Research Sept. 3 through 6 with a BBQ on Saturday, Sept. 5, from 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Enjoy a hot dog/ smokie and beverage for a donation. If you donate $2 in the store during the four day event, you will receive $10 in Compliments coupons.

A new event is coming to our city. Paint Nite, licensed by Marty Gunderson, is a social activity that allows anyone (over the drinking age) to participate in a two-hour event that consists of painting a spectacular piece of art from scratch, consume some beverages and have fun with friends. The best part is that there is no experience required as local artists will be teaching you. The first event will be hosted at The Grateful Fed, 509 Bernard Ave., on Saturday, Sept. 19. Limited space is available so register soon. There is also a coupon code (GRATEFUL20) that you can use to receive $20 off each ticket. For more info call Nancy Beselt at 250212-1909. Happy belated 50th anniversary Mike and Dodie Krevesky (June 5). If you love to sing, ignite that spark within you with vocal training in the company of a fun, harmonious group of women. White Sails A Cappella Chorus, an award winning, auditioned show chorus group is hosting an openhouse, guest recruitment evening on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m., at Ridgeview Church, 1097 Hollywood Road South. For more

information or to RSVP call Joan at 778-7550562; online www. The paper shredding charity event held this past Saturday at the RCMP Detachment in West Kelowna in support of the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs raised a whopping $1,404. Paul Meredith, withOkanagan Paper Shredding, donated his services and shredded 151 banker boxes of paper (3,615 pounds). Kelowna Women is Business is hosting Out with Smooze— Networking with Authenticity on Sept. 16 at the Hotel Eldorado from 5:30 to 9 p.m. with guest speaker, coach Rhonda Victoor. Register by Sept. 14 at Cost $39 members, $49 nonmembers. E.M.A (Exceptional Music Adventure) offers a unique music program, teaching people who are disabled from ages 5 to 105. Programs include guitar, piano, vocal, bass, drums/percussion, dance, wheelchair dance and song writing, just to mention a few. Registration on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at 150D Gray Rd. Call Heather McCullough at 250-8080131 or emaprogram@   Birthdays of the week: Valaura Vedan, (Sept. 2); Anne Marie Hamilton (Sept. 2); Walter Gray (Sept. 4); Paul Johnson (Sept. 4); Jo Wright (Sept. 4); John Marritt (Sept. 4); Victoria DeHart, our niece (Sept. 6); Betty Russell (Sept. 6); Gail Magrath (Sept. 6); Robin Smith (Sept. 7); John Moxness (Sept. 7); Iris Moffatt (Sept. 7).         Maxine DeHart is a local hotelier. Phone her at 250-979-4546, 250862-7662, fax 250860-3173, or email


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Angel is very loving and would make a great lap kitty in any home. She accepts hugs and a good head rub will make sure she follows you anywhere. She is house trained and OK with other cats. If you have been thinking about adding to your family, then come down and spend some time getting to know Angel. She can hardly wait to meet you.

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Beebee is waiting patiently for a new family to find her. She is a super sweet girl who needs a quiet home where she can slowly become secure and relax. She can hardly wait to show her new guardian how much love and appreciation she has so if you are looking for a loving feline who is a great foot warmer, come down and spend some time getting to know her.


Dharma is a very sweet young girl with a quiet disposition and a yearning for a forever home. She is house trained and gets along with other felines. Dharma would love a home with a sunny windowsill, she loves to interact and is really quite mellow. If you feel that she would be a good match for you, please ask the staff to set up a meet and greet with her.


Fudge is a beautiful tortoiseshell girl who is waiting patiently for her forever family to come and fall in love with her and take her home so she can be a couch purr-tatoe. She is calm, willing to be groomed and fussed over, is house trained and OK with other cats. Please come down and spend some time getting to know her.

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Gemma is our little petite young girl who absolutely loves everything. She is easy going and gets along and interacts with anybody. She would fit well into any type of family that can offer her lots of love and affection. She does like to play shy at first, but that disappears quickly. If you would like to introduce yourself to her ask the staff to set up a one on one meet and greet with you and your family.







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Static is a very pretty little girl with a quiet personality. A warm heart and a warm cozy place to curl up in is about all she is asking for, so please ask the staff to set up a one on one meeting with her. She is house trained and OK with other felines.


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Ocean Wise Fresh Whole Pink Salmon

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Doi Chaang Organic Fair Trade Coffee

Nature’s Path Organic Frozen Waffles

assorted varieties




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Marinelli’s Pasta Sauce assorted varieties


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Organic Stoneground Wholegrain Bread

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assorted varieties

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Happy 8th Anniversary, Kelowna! Saturday, September 12th, 11:00 am - 3:00pm We are celebrating our 8th Anniversary on Saturday, September 12th! Come join in the festivities, including a barbecue, cake, coffee, live music and a prize wheel full of free prize giveaways. Best of all we will have a draw to win a $250 Choices gift card and an exclusive entry into our 25th Anniversary grand prize draw for $25,000 cash. Make sure you stop by and enter between 11am and 3pm.

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