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PENTICTON WESTERN A young Penticton boy is dead Western News Staff

after an off-duty Penticton RCMP officer struck the pedestrian crossing the road on Tuesday at the intersection of Fairview Road (Green Mountain Road) and Highway 97 on the Channel Parkway James Christian McIntosh was a Grade 1 student at Holy Cross School, investigators initially reported he was four years old but the Western News has since found out he was five. “He was a beautiful young man. He could be intense at times, he had a great focus about him, full of energy, boundless energy really,” said Shawn Campbell, principal of Holy Cross School. “He was one of the kids that everybody liked, he was a kid who just wanted to be a kid and learn.” A School District 67 crisis team sent staff to classrooms to assist teachers and students. Parents with counselling experience have also offered their assistance. The announcement was made to students Wednesday morning and a prayer service was held at the school with priests from Penticton and Summerland. “It was a beautiful ceremony and I think it helps the kids to adjust and to accept what has happened,” Campbell said. Counsellors will stay on hand for students and teachers as well as bereavement services for those who need it. Several teddy bears and a dozen red roses were left at the intersection on Sept. 16. One of the cards attached to the large white bear read: “Fly with the angels now Jamesy. You are loved” and the other was from a mother of three: “My heart

breaks for your (family’s) loss… my thoughts are with you in this time of tragedy.” The incident happened about 5 p.m. Sept. 15 when the officer driving a personal vehicle, believed to be a pickup truck, struck McIntosh in the crosswalk on the south side of the intersection. The Penticton RCMP officer who was driving the vehicle has been identified in other media, however his name has not been released by police and he has not been charged in this stage of the investigation. He is a veteran member with more than 20 years of service in the force and has been recognized for his work on several occasions. According to Ralph Krenz, media spokesperson for the Independent Investigations Office of BC (IIO), the driver of the vehicle was turning southbound on the Channel Parkway from Green Mountain Road when the incident happened. Krenz said the boy and his father were in the crosswalk at the time of the collision. The IIO spokesperson was asked at a late-morning press conference Sept 16 at the scene whether alcohol was involved and if the officer was in custody. “Any and all factors in relation to

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the driver will be lines of inquiry for the investigation and I don’t have that information at this time. Obviously if that did come up that would be something we would inquire further on,” said Krenz, adding there are seven investigators currently working on the matter. “What I can tell you, in a general sense, is when an officer may be facing potential liability they have the right to silence as any citizen so the officer would make the decision based on legal advice.” IIO employees are currently investigating the incident and further resources including extra investigators and a manager of affected persons to assist the family arrived Sept. 16 from Surrey after being no-

tified of the incident by the Penticton RCMP around 6 p.m. on Tuesday. “At this point in time we are calling for witnesses who may have seen anything. This is a busy intersection at approximately 5 p.m. (Tuesday),” said Krenz “I think there are people out there who might have seen something that we are not aware of, or haven’t spoken to.” The IIO is asking anyone who may have witnessed anything relating to the incident to contact their witness reporting line at 1-855-4668477. “We’re still trying to identify those key elements, obviously those will be the subject of further investigation,” Krenz said. The investigation was initially

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Ride for Justice in memory of Louie Dale Boyd

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The Penticton Indian Band and the Okanagan Nation Alliance are letting the public know that they are not going to forget about the death of Roxanne Louie. The band is hosting a Ride for Justice on Sept. 21 to raise awareness for not only Louie, a 26-year-old member of the Osoyoos InRoxanne Louie dian Band who was found dead on Jan. 12, but all missing or murdered women. “The Ride for Justice is for the many missing and murdered native women in this country, but I’ve been talking to the elders too and they were saying they would like to see it broadened to all missing women because this problem is not a race-based thing,” said Dan Wilson, a spokesperson for the Louie family. The rally coincides with a court appearance for Grace Robotti and her brother Pier, who are both facing charges of second-degree murder in relation to Louie’s death. “The main thing is to raise awareness to ensure justice is done, to ensure that we’re not forgetting about Roxanne Louie,” Wilson said. The court appearance will be brief, and the trial is expected to take place some time in 2016. The ride, which will be escorted by Penticton RCMP, will cross the bridge on Green Mountain Road, turn off Duncan Avenue and then head down Main Street to the Penticton Court House. A camp at the Penticton Indian Band Ball Park will be set up on Sept. 20 for those who will be riding horses. Those attending are being asked to bring their own camping materials. A test ride will take place on band land on Sept. 20 as well. Members of Indian Bands from around the area including the Nicola Tribal Association will be attending. After the brief court appearance by the Robottis, there will be different speakers at Gyro Park across the street from the courthouse including women’s representative for the Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) Coola Louis, chair of the Okanagan Nation Alliance and president of the UBCIC Grand Chief Stewart Phillip. Invites have been sent to Osoyoos Indian Band Chief Clarence Louie as well as other Chiefs in the area. “We want to send the message to everyone that we’re not forgetting Roxanne so her memory can be kept alive, and we don’t want this to happen to anyone,” Wilson said. “The family would like to invite all the other Okanagan Chiefs to speak at the rally.”

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New charges have been laid on four men allegedly involved with the kidnapping of a Penticton man in May. RCMP previously told the Western News that a 37 year old Penticton man was kidnapped and seriously assaulted in the early morning hours of May 21. The victim was found in a ditch by a motorist on Shingle Creek Road with a broken leg and restraints on his hands. The suspects were identified as John Szanto, Kerry Ellis and Albert Fontaine. The trio were arrested and charged with kidnapping, unlawful confinement or imprisonment and aggravated assault. Szanto was arrested May 21, Ellis was arrested in Summerland on May 22 and Fontaine was arrested by the Abbotsford Police Emergency Response Team on July 1 in Abbotsford. A warrant was issued on Aug. 26, with the additional charge of choking, for Carey Anderson. Anderson was ar-

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rested in Osoyoos on Aug. 28. Another male was arrested and released without charges pending further investigation, the RCMP said in a release. RCMP Cpl. Dave Tyreman said the information on the men charged was “strategically released” nearly three weeks after the latest arrest, and nearly five months after the alleged incident, “to protect the integrity of the investigation.” Szanto was sentenced in a different incident to three years in federal prison for rob-

bery and kidnapping in 2010. Along with two others who were found guilty, Szanto was involved with forcing a Summerland man standing in the parking lot of the Penticton 24/7 convenience store into a vehicle then obtaining the victims debit card PIN number by threatening him and taking a total of $530 in the form of cash in his wallet, at an ATM and a gift card. During the trial, the victim testified he was told by the trio of men that they would “set him on fire” if he did not provide his PIN number. After withdrawing $400 out of the account, the men drove the victim to the top of Carmi Road pulled him out of the car and kicked, punched and threatened him. Crown counsel said there was also talk of killing the victim because the attackers were worried he would contact RCMP. The victim eventually broke free from his kidnappers down an embankment while the trio of men threw rocks at him, one hitting him in the back. Soaked in blood, the victim eventually

found safety at a nearby house where the residents called police. Penticton defence lawyer Robert Maxwell was representing Szanto prior to the new charges being laid. He told the Western News because the four suspects are co-accused he is unable to represent Szanto due to a conflict of interest with former clients. Maxwell said co-accused Ellis has elected to be tried before a Provincial Court judge, however if any of the co-accused elect a Supreme Court judge, or trial by jury, the others will be required to follow suit. Fontaine is being represented by Penticton lawyer Norman Yates and Anderson has retained Kamloops lawyer Jeremy Jensen. The four coaccused will return to court via video on Sept. 30 The Penticton RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in providing any additional unreported information about the event. Those with information can call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Haynes remains president after PHA re-vote Dale Boyd

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After some confusion over voting regulations the Penticton Hospitality Association is moving forward, re-electing Barb Haynes as president at an extra-ordinary general meeting Tuesday. Haynes was elected by the PHA on March 30 at the association’s annual general meeting, however an extra-ordinary general meeting was called to host another vote on Sept. 15 due to some discrepancy in the legitimacy of past president Rob Appleman’s vote. “The confusion was that it was pointed out by board members that the president could only vote if it was a tie,” Appleman said. “We didn’t realize that during an AGM the president is a member and has the right to vote as a member.” Board members believed Appleman may have the choice of a presidential vote, only to be implemented in case of a tie, or a membership vote which would be counted the same as any other member. According to Appleman, nobody really knew for sure. “I didn’t think that was right to begin with. I looked it up afterwards and it’s not true. I’m a paid up member and at an AGM I have a right to vote,” Appleman said.

Appleman’s vote tied the March election at eight votes apiece between Haynes, who is a former executive director of the Downtown Penticton Association and represents the Penticton Lakeside Resort, and Stacy Tonita representing the Casa Grande Inn B&B. His vote was taken away and Haynes was announced the winner. Legal representation was brought in via a proxy vote, which allows members who cannot show up to give their vote to somebody else, a few weeks after the AGM in March. After looking into the Society Act, it was discovered that Appleman could in fact vote as a member. “It was more of the point that the procedure was wrong that my vote was denied and we just had to go through the formalities of having a re-vote to make sure that it’s done properly,” Appleman said. Haynes was elected as president once again with 11 votes, with Tonita receiving seven votes on Sept. 15. Haynes is ready to sit down with the board and move forward starting Monday. “We’ll start with getting the board together,” Haynes said. “We’re excited to sit down as a board and strategically plan the future.”

Haynes is joined by the new vice president Jessica Agur-Dolan representing the Ramada Inn, who is currently the vice chair of the Tourism Penticton Board of Directors and Barb Schneiderat will remain secretary/ treasurer. Appleman will stay on as past president as well. “We will all sit down together as a board and see what our future looks like and start looking at some changes that are important to make,” Haynes said. As for what those changes entail, Haynes doesn’t want to say just yet. “Until the board sits down, it wouldn’t be for me to say, that’s not my role. My role is to bring them all together and that’s what I’m going to do,” Haynes said. Haynes was vice president last year and this is her second year with the PHA — first time acting as president. She feels staying the course will bring good things for the hospitality industry in Penticton. “I think hotel properties are looking for the same thing they have been looking for since the beginning of the Penticton Hospitality Association, and that is that we grow and that we market who we are and what we have to the external community,” Haynes said.

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Security cameras stolen Dale Boyd

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A man suspected to be involved in a number of property crimes was arrested Sept. 11 and was in possession of stolen security cameras from the Kaleden Petro Canada. The cameras were taken overnight on Sept. 8 when surveillance footage showed a man with a blue and white motorcycle helmet, jeans and a blue/ grey jacket walking around the gas pumps, grabbing some paper towel and walking out of sight. A few minutes later one of the camera feeds went black. Another camera spotted a female. Two cameras were missing afterward. Around 6:30 a.m. on Sept. 11 an RCMP officer patrolling Thompson Road in Summerland spotted a male walking on Victoria Road north carrying a black motorcycle helmet who was a suspect in multiple property crime cases. The officer found the man on 15224 Victoria Rd standing next to a motorcycle with duct tape and wires hanging out of the ignition. The man was arrested and a search after his arrest turned up break and enter tools in his jacket, and in his bag were cameras which were confirmed to be the ones taken from the Kaleden Petro Canada on Sept. 8. The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the 2009 KTM was found to have been altered. When the vehicle was correctly identified

it was found to be stolen from West Kelowna on Sept. 8. The man appeared before the Justice of the Peace and was released on a number of conditions including a curfew and to reside with his family in Vernon.

Gun complaint

Police received reports of a complaint of a young male with a red hoodie and a handgun near the Penticton Community Centre. Police located the man and found the gun to be a black replica revolver BB gun. The man was holding the gun across from Queens Park Elementary school as kids were arriving on Sept. 14. The man received a warning as it is not illegal to posses a BB gun in Penticton city limits.

Tire theft

On the morning of Sept. 10, Penticton RCMP responded to a theft report from the Penticton Kia Dealership, located at 550 West Duncan Ave. Investigation determined that some time over the long weekend, two sea-containers situated in the rear of the building were broken into resulting in a large number of customer snow tires and wheels taken. Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the person(s) responsible. Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact the Penticton RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

Public Hearing Notice A Public Hearing will be held at 6:00 pm Monday, September 28, 2015 at Penticton City Hall, 171 Main Street, Penticton, BC to consider the following amendment bylaw amendments: Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw 2015-48; Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2015-49 (476 Lakeshore Dr. W.) Amend Official Community Plan Bylaw 2002-20 to change the OCP designation of Lot 1, District Lot 4, Group 7, Similkameen Division Yale District, Plan 2689 located at 476 Lakeshore Dr. W. from LR (Low Density Residential) to MFLD (Multi-Family Low Density). Amend Zoning Bylaw 2011-23 to change the zoning designation of Lot

Carrying the torch for the Marathon of Hope Dan Walton

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The Terry Fox Run is happening on Sept. 20 and kicks off right out front of the SS Sicamous. Penticton co-ordinator Lisa Fitzgerald explained why Okanagan landscapes offers local participants an impressive route. “For the runners in Penticton, we get to run along the Channel Parkway and I don’t think most run locations have that beautiful of a pathway for them to be able to run along — plus we don’t have to worry about traffic or any road closures.” Due to ongoing bridge construction however, restrictions have been placed on certain modes of transportation like rollerblades and skateboards because of gravel. Also because of construction, the regular 10 kilometre route won’t be open this year; runners will have the option of two and five kilometre tracks. Along with her husband Brent, the Fitzgerald’s began organizing the local event two years ago. She remembers following the Marathon of Hope while Terry was still running. “It’s always been something that was part of our family. He was so young. For someone one his age back in that era to be taking on something like this was unheard of,” Lisa said.

1, District Lot 4, Group 7, Similkameen Division Yale District, Plan 2689 located at 476 Lakeshore Dr. W. from R2 (Small Lot Residential) to RM2 (Low Density Multiple Housing) with a site specific zoning amendment to increase the maximum density from 0.75 FAR (Floor Area Ratio) to 0.85 FAR. The applicant is proposing to develop a multi-family stratified building containing three residential units. Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2015-50 (619 Burns St.) Amend Zoning Bylaw 2011-23 to rezone a portion of Lot 18, Block 29, District Lot 202, Similkameen Division Yale District located at 619 Burns Street, Penticton, B.C. from RD2 (Duplex Housing: Lane) to

BRENT AND LISA Fitzgerald, organizers of the Penticton Terry Fox Run, will be meeting participants out front of the SS Sicamous on Sept. 20. Dan Walton/Western News

The event continues to grow around the world each year, and became an annual occurrence in 1981, following Terry Fox’s historical Marathon of Hope the year prior from Newfoundland to Victoria. On just one leg, having lost the other to cancer, he ran the distance of a marathon, 42 kilometres, everyday for 143 days. He covered 5,373 kilometres and was just outside of Thunder Bay, Ont., when his cancer returned and forced him into treatment. He was able to see his goal of $1 million reach more than $24 million before his death

RM2 (Low Density Multiple Housing). The applicant has applied to adjust the lot line between 619 and 631 Burns Street to encompass the apartment building. The rezoning is required to avoid dual zoning of the newly created lot. Any person whose interest may be affected by the proposed amendments may appear in person, by petition or by attorney. Delegations and Submissions will be received no later than 9:30 am on Monday, September 28, 2015 to Attention: Corporate Officer, City of Penticton, 171 Main Street, Penticton, BC V2A 5A9; Email: publichearings@penticton. ca. No letter, report or representation from

in 1981. Additionally, the event takes place at schools across Canada. “Kids know when it’s Terry Fox Day, they get to pledge money and go outside in the field to run around,” she said. “It’s interesting because as they grow up, you can see that kids actually put the connection together, if they do end up losing a grandparent or a loved one, and really see the impact that they’re making.” Registration for the event opens at 8:30 a.m. and running starts at 10. No preregistration is required.

the public will be received by Council after the conclusion of the Public Hearing. Please note that all submissions are a matter of public record. Those persons with special hearing, language or access needs should contact City Hall at 250-490-2400 prior to the meeting. The above mentioned bylaws and supporting information will be available for public inspection up to and including Monday, September 28, 2015 at the following locations during hours of operation: Development Services and Corporate Administration (City Hall,171 Main St.), Penticton Public Library (785 Main Street) and the Penticton Community Centre (325 Power St.); or online at www. penticton.ca/publicnotice.


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Gray goes independent Emanuel Sequeira Western News Staff

Brian Gray has thrown his hat into mix for the 2015 federal election in the South OkanaganWest Kootenay riding out of concern for his country. “I was concerned with the fact that our country’s prime minister was supporting a facist Nazi regime in the Ukraine,” said Gray. “He is giving over $600 million dollars of our tax dollars to support them. A lot of people say ‘Oh that can’t be the case’ well it is.” And Gray said more people are starting to understand. “I couldn’t accept the fact that our country was supporting a Nazi regime in the Ukraine. The unbelievable financial situation our globe is in too,” added Gray. “I have presented policies that can address those concerns and get us out of this mess.” Before putting his name forward, Gray was enjoying retirement. He loves gardening, playing golf and barbecuing. “Other than that I don’t do a heck of a lot,” he laughed. Gray, 66, was born and raised in Vancouver and has spent the last 14 years in the Okanagan, including 11 in Penticton. His work experience ranges from working in the forest industry, including pulling lumber off the green chain at Gorman Brothers Lumber Ltd. in Westbank back when “it was just held together with bailing wire and chewing gum.” “Pulling lumber off a green chain in the middle of winter with no canopy on it and it’s snowing at 2 a.m. — it could test your mettle,” he said. For 20 years he worked for

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TBC Teletheatre, a betting outlet for horse racing. He did that in Kamloops and helped set up operations in Salmon Arm, Victoria, Duncan, Nanaimo and Kelowna. “I was looking forward to this summer to try to enjoy my retired life on the limited income I have,” said Gray. “This election has kind of intervened.” Gray’s election platform is based on research from the Committee for Republic of Canada, which he is a member of, and American political economist Lyndon LaRouche. One of the topics in Gray’s platform is restoring the pillars of banking regulations. In his brochure, it states that Canada’s banks functioned within the framework of regulations known as the “4 Pillars” (aka: Canada’s Glass-Steagall) which served to separate commercial, investment, trusts and

insurance banking transactions. “The policies I’m putting forward have certainly found their impetus from my affiliation with CRC and the LaRouche organization, but they are just common sense,” he said. “I’m not the only person talking about that. Other political organizations are doing that.” Gray, who can be found every Saturday at the Penticton Farmer’s Market, said he is surprised at the number of people who are in agreement with his policies. They encourage him to keep going. “To be frank, I know there’s virtually no way I’m ever going to win this thing,” he said. “I’m campaigning to win. I just want to get these policies in the political debate. More information on Gray’s campaign can be found at www. facebook.com/briangray2015.

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The Green Party will now show up on the ballot for voters in the South Okanagan-West Kootenay riding on Oct. 19. The party has named Samantha Troy from Rossland as their candidate in the 2015 federal election. Troy, a newcomer to the political field, was inspired to run after hearing the Green Party had yet to field a candidate. “I was reading the local paper here, The Rossland News, and there was an article about how the Green Party had not found a candidate in this riding,” Troy said. “That

struck me as wrong somehow. “The Green Party is running candidates everywhere and they’ve got a really solid platform that I believe in, so I just though maybe I’ll try to do this.” A few weeks after getting in touch with the party, Troy was contacted and told she would be the candidate. She is the winter outdoor operations manager and ski dispatcher at Red Mountain Resort in Rossland and has a 20-year history in the forestry industry with a diverse background from tree planting to surveying and management positions. It was her history in the forestry industry that she said connected

her to the Green Party platform. “Because of all my work outdoors in the resort industry and the resource industry I notice how we are being affected by climate change and the Green Party’s platform is very appealing because it provides, I think, a solid framework for making changes,” Troy said. “I’ve got an 11-yearold son and I really want to participate in some positive changes to make our society and our world just a little bit better.” Troy is from B.C. and has lived in Rossland since the mid 1990s and has lived in Vancouver as well as Kamloops. “I’m definitely an

all around B.C. person and I’m happy to call this neck of the woods home,” Troy said. Troy will be joining Conservative candidate Marshall Neufeld, NDP candidate Richard Cannings and Liberal candidate Connie Denesiuk at the all-candidates forum put on by the Penticton Western News on Sept. 26 at 1 p.m. at the Seniors Drop-In Centre. Troy said she hasn’t had any prior political affiliations and is ready to dive in to her first foray into politics. “As a rookie I feel that I’ve got a lot to learn. It’s very exciting. I’m very excited and honoured to participate in the process,” Troy said.

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Fox’s marathon of hope runs on Three and a half decades ago, a young Canadian man whose name nobody outside his circle of family, friends and medical professionals had ever heard, dipped his prosthetic leg in the Atlantic Ocean and set out on the journey of a lifetime. Thirty five years later, you’d be hard pressed to find a person in Canada who is unfamiliar with Terry Fox — or throughout much of the world for that matter. In the decades since his Marathon of Hope was cut short by the return of the cancer that claimed his leg — and eventually his life — Fox’s journey has been taken up by countless participants across the globe, with millions of dollars raised for cancer research in the process. This Sunday, Sept. 20, Fox’s legacy will be honoured once again as walkers, runners, bicyclists, bladers and many others will once again hit roads and trails across Canada and in many other nations around the world in his memory. Last year, Brent Fitzgerald and his wife Lisa Fitzgerald stepped up to stage the run, assuming the duties from organizer Bill Palmer. The duo decided the event was too important to the community to lose due to lack of organizers and volunteered their time. The Fitzgeralds are right that Fox’s Marathon of Hope is something that resonated with everyone. The Terry Fox Foundation, one of the largest non-governmental funders of cancer research in the country, states that 84 cents of every dollar raised goes to cancer research. That has resulted in 1,212 cancer research projects funded to date WESTERN byPENTICTON the foundation. We’d encourage anyone who is on the fence to get out and participate this year, even if it’s just for an easy one-kilometre stroll. In doing so, you’ll be honouring not only Fox but the tireless efforts of volunteers who are helping to ensure that his legacy lives on in Penticton.

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Hockey parents aren’t the only nuts in the bowl A recently published study by a Harvard sociologist finds that while all parents may be slightly crazy — and indeed, crazy parent is arguably a redundant tag — hockey parents are the nuttiest. There is plenty of anecdotal evidence to support such a claim. That said, having sat on the sidelines of innumerable youth competitions — everything from hockey to track and field and even indoor rowing — I don’t believe any one sport is worse than another when it comes to moms and dads losing what little is left of their minds. Sure, anyone who has spent much time in arenas can tell hockey horror stories. One year the DeMeer boys played on a team with a troubled youngster whose father recorded every game, and then reviewed the video for his son in the lobby. You should have won that foot race. You were out of position. You should have passed here. You should have shot there. I wanted to videotape the father, showing the video to his son, and then play it for him in front of the rest of the parents. You should have pointed out he made a great play here. You should not have used that tone of voice there. You should not be allowed to own a video camera, or a pet, or a houseplant. You should have a vasectomy. Violence in minor hockey is not limited to the ice and the players. Dads attack coaches at the concession stand over ice

Andrea Demeer Old dog, new tricks time. Moms trip players from opposing teams as they enter the dressing room. Once I witnessed a very respected businessman from the community hurl a full cup of Tim Hortons coffee at a referee, hitting him in the head. Another afternoon a mom from our team leaned forward and whispered that she had just taught her child the trick of getting the end of his stick up and inside the chest protector of another player, in order to get a better shot at cracking his ribs. “It’s my birthday today,” she confided. “I told him that could be his present to me.” The only time I was personally assaulted at the arena had nothing to do with hockey. It was my first and only experience with competitive figure skating. In many ways figure skating is the opposite of hockey. Hockey parents push the kid farther, and harder. Make the

team with most A’s attached. Play at the highest level. Figure skating moms and their coaches have a different strategy. They often hold a skater back divisions so he or she can skate against a less challenging field and have a better chance of reaching the podium. There is an intriguing comment on our differing approaches to the genders in there, somewhere. At one figure skating competition our home club asked me to be dressing room captain. It is the captain’s job to greet incoming skaters, get them settled in their assigned rooms, confirm ice times and generally direct traffic. I was backed against the corridor wall by pushy, bleachheaded women. An especially aggressive mother tore the clipboard from my confused hands. She ripped off her daughter’s room assignment and thrust the clipboard into my midriff with painful force. Any study that claims hockey parents are the craziest of all sports moms and dads underestimates the passions surrounding sports in other cultures. In other words, it’s quite a “white” assertion. In Ontario the eldest DeMeer son played competitive soccer. At these games it was easy to appreciate that many parents regard soccer with the same intensity some of us are used to experiencing only at the rink. And their behaviour is no better

The most surprising stress I ever experienced at a competitive youth event was during a chess tournament. Sure, everyone has heard about those outof-control chess parents. The youngest of the DeMeer offspring could routinely beat me at chess when he was in Grade One. As the local school district offered a chess club he got involved in tournament play. At a youth chess tournament parents are allowed to stand behind their children, as close as they want, although they cannot speak and they cannot touch the players. During one match I observed a small man hovering over his son’s shoulder, and he simply vibrated. He made subtle jerky motions, like a nervous passenger. The sweat poured off father and son and the attempt at telepathy was so apparent it was practically audible. The tension at that table was a real, living, breathing thing. Dad scribbled notes. Inside he was screaming and banging on the glass. Twice in elementary school the DeMeer whiz kid qualified to play at the provincial championships. Twice he declined. He said playing chess like that was “no fun.” Praise be. Maybe competition really does teach kids something other than that their parents are crazy. Andrea Demeer is the associate publisher/editor for the Similkameen Spotlight and Keremeos Review - both Black Press newspapers.


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letters Most important election in my life I have always voted but, like many people, I had never really taken an interest in politics — life got in the way. I was too busy being a husband, a father, a son. Until now, that is. I assumed that Canada’s elected officials were making responsible, reasonable decisions that reflected Canada’s core values. I was wrong. I should have kept a closer watch on how we have been manipulated and deceived by the Harper government.

Under Harper, the Canadian economy has fallen from sixth to 11th place in the world. Harper’s Bill C-38 cut $36 billion from heath care funding. Harper is the only PM to be found in contempt of Parliament. The list of Harper’s crimes against all Canadians is long and nauseating. They are described in detail in the National Observer article, Is Harper the Worst Prime Minister in History? After reading it you will un-

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What will the NDP’s attractive $15-aday childcare scheme really cost? We know that someone will need to pay for it, so it’s worth asking about it before the fact. Other than raising two children at my own expense and helping out with the grandchildren, I’m no expert on this, but let’s look at some data on the actual costs of daycare. The website “godaycare” shows that the average daily cost for a licensed daycare “spot” in Canada runs from a high of $41.53 for an infant, $39.56 for a toddler, $38.95 for a pre-schooler, $34.10 for a kindergarten age child to $28.93 for a school age child. This averages out to $36.61 daily per childcare spot. The NDP’s promises a cost of $15 a day for parents to use one of their planned one million childcare spots. This accounts for about 41 per cent of the actual daily cost of $36.61 for a childcare spot. This would be a huge windfall for young parents and a great carrot for them to cast their ballot for the NDP, but who pays for the remaining $21.61 per spot every day? Or approximately $4.23 billion annually, assuming each spot is used for 200 days each year? We do of course. Mr Mulcair promises to fund this by raising corporate taxes and ending income splitting (actually a good deal for working families) for openers. Presumably tax rises, cost cutting or borrowing will be done as necessary to complete the funding. The freewheeling NDP financial wizards may consider more than $4 billion a year as chump change, but it all adds up. Anything is possible if you raise taxes enough, but you can only squeeze so much juice out of an orange (pun intended). We’re all for children and grandchildren, but the costs of The NDP’s vote grubbing childcare scheme will have a very damaging effect on our economy. When the NDP promises to tax business one very predictable result is increased layoffs, which means that there will be more parents staying at home to do their own babysitting. Surely this isn’t what the NDP really intended and it’s certainly something that no one wants to see. The existing child support supplements are a helpful boost to a young family, which is really all that we should expect them to be. John Thompson Kaleden

Canada and the NDP

When I came to Canada, many years ago, there was no medicare, no pension

derstand why I see the next federal election as the most important one in my lifetime and that of many of us. I can no longer tolerate a government that is dishonest, deceitful and serving only its own interest under the pretense of leadership. In other countries these methods of increasing his control over all of us and over Parliament, gagging any criticism and steadily eroding our democracy is called a dictatorship. Harper has repeatedly

plan or unemployment insurance. Canada did not have a distinctly Canadian flag nor anthem. There was no Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) in B.C., to protect our farm land. All of these social accomplishments we cherish now, were the direct results of the NDP party’ s work. Medicare was brought in by Tommy Douglas in Saskatchewan (1961). The pension plan, unemployment insurance, and just about all social benefits we rely on today were introduced or pushed through in minority governments by the NDP. If Mr Barret’ s NDP in B.C. would not have established the ALR, we probably would not have a Fraser and Okanagan valley left, supplying us with fruit, vegetables and wine. The Canadian flag was also brought in with the help of the NDP by prime minister Lester B. Pearson and the anthem by governor general Edward Schreyer, former NDP premier of Manitoba. All in all looking back, the NDP, though never being a federal government, changed the face of Canada. I cannot imagine what our country would look like without medicare and all the other social institutions the NDP always fought for and helped to implement. It is time to give them a chance now on the federal plain. Who knows, Canada may finally change to a peace loving country again, envied by the whole world. Erika and Norbert Ricker Penticton

Ode to the orange wave

No hand picked Harper crowds in sight, as the orange wave has got it right? Without hand picked crowds and little fuss a change is evident can’t you see, our country will be stronger under the NDP Tom Mulcair has paid his fare and rides the bus that will get us there. Ted Azyan Osoyoos

The silence is deafening

Ever since the revelation of a plan by the City of Penticton and Trio to develop Skaha Park we have heard so very little from Trio. This company, having signed a deal with our city has been far too silent in the media about who they are, it has also been far too comfortable in allowing Penticton city council to take the heat on this issue in the local papers. Regardless of which side of the issue we each find ourselves, surely we can all agree that we would feel much better if we had a more open discourse with the people behind the plans for our park. I have a feeling

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shown that he is only interested in power and secrecy. This is why I am involved in stopping the Conservatives from forming another government. This would be a disaster for Canada. I believe that October’s election is a fight for the return of democracy and Canada’s core values. I only hope that all Canadians understand this and will exercise their right to vote. Bill Smith Penticton

there is more than has been said. If Trio expects the citizens of Penticton to be supportive of their enterprise in Skaha Park, surely they could be more communicative in the media by defending their plans for the park. Alan Kidd Penticton

Park of memories

We wanted to write a note to the people of Penticton to say that you are an amazing group of people that make up a great town. We have visited Penticton a number of times over the years and have always been very well looked after, thank you. We have also been able to enjoy Skaha Park on most of our visits. It’s a beautiful place to rest and have fun. We have four little kids and they always enjoyed the playground, sprinklers and space to run. On our most recent visit we had a huge gathering of family and friends meet in Penticton for the celebration of life of our brother, Jamie Weberg — Penticton Vees chaplain. Skaha Park provided us with the open space we needed to see everyone, we would never have fit anywhere else. We were able to visit, have ice cream and were even supplied with watermelon in the heat of the day (thanks so much Todd and family). Thank you for allowing us to use your beautiful park and we hope to visit it again. We are glad to have opportunity to thank everyone (even in a small way) through this note. We really do have a lot of connections there through Jamie and would like to express our gratitude for all they have done. We also hope it helps to keep your park the way it is. Christine Weberg, on behalf of the Webergs from Saskatchewan

Colourful argument

Several years ago I asked the District of Summerland to issue a proclamation honouring the 90th anniversary of a service club I belonged to. Summerland had created a policy not to issue proclamations. This was a reaction to requests from some controversial groups (at the time) representing gay rights and pro-life positions. By avoiding proclamations altogether, council could dodge controversy. In a way, by proclaiming a rainbow sidewalk, Summerland council has created a quagmire that their own policy tried to help them avoid. John Dorn Summerland

A selection of comments on Penticton Western News stories found online:

On Penticton boy who was killed remembered as beautiful young man:

“A nightmare for all, may his family find peace. This little guy is now with the angles of his family who went ahead of him. Prayers to the police officer who struck him in that crosswalk — we don’t know why it happened, have no right to judge.”

— posted by Lynn Boyd

“I agree. Until we know the reason why, only condolences should be said right now. A five year old boy lost his young life and his family witnessed it. RIP and my sympathies to his family.”

— posted by Dawn Hanson

On Former Penticton-area MP rally business allies against NDP:

“Hardly a ‘leak’... not wanting an NDP government is just common sense for small, medium and large companies and their employees.”

— posted by Samuel Wesley

“What shocks me about this article is how the right-wing Canadian Taxpayers Federation is critical of this Conservative ploy and is open to the possibility of an NDP win. Will wonders never cease?”

— posted by Dianne Varga

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Executive chef Chris Remington (at right) of the Penticton Lakeside Resort delivers the drivethrough breakfast sandwich to Tammy Crawford at the fourth annual South Okanagan United Way Drive Thru fundraiser. Guests enjoyed a hot breakfast sandwich, coffee, water, juice, movie passes and a breakfast bag full of healthy edibles and local coupons plus a chance to win one of 46 grand prizes. Volunteers Jerry Pokorny (below, right) and Lauren Zucchiatti were hard at work in the Lakeside Resort parking lot for the Sept. 17 United Way Drive Thru breakfast.

United Way drive-through patron Garry Reid (bottom left) gets his breakfast package from volunteer Karen Marquardt, Sept. 17. The annual morning fundraiser was expected to reach the target goal of $15,000.

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Penticton Firefighters are taking part in a valley wide boot drive on Sept. 19 in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada. “It takes a firefighter 56 muscles to put on a boot; it takes you to help fill it,” said Penticton firefighter Ryan Bazley. “By dropping your extra change into the boot, you are making muscles move in your community. So come out to support your local firefighters in the battle against muscular dystrophy.” Stop by and drop off your extra change at one of these locations: 9 a.m. to noon at the Penticton Market at Main Street and Westminster Avenue and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Safeway on Main Street.

Funds raised by the Okanagan Valley firefighters are used to provide support for those living muscular dystrophy — a group of over 150 types of neuromuscular disorders that are characterized by the wasting and progressive weakness of muscles. Over time, many people with muscular dystrophy are unable to walk, speak or ultimately breathe. Some diseases are life-threatening and presently, there is no cure. These funds help support research, education, services and equipment. Bazley previously told the Western News that Penticton firefighters are very much involved with those with MD apart from just the fundraising. “Absolutely we have a per-

sonal connection with them,” he said. “We have about 20 people in Penticton and the surrounding area who have a neuromuscular disorder. We take them birthday cakes, we partake in wheelchair soccer and they also come out and help us raise money for the cause,” he said. While there may not be a cure yet, researchers are getting closer and the quality and longevity of those suffering from the disorders have improved significantly. “Because of our fundraising and awareness about 10 years ago the expectant age of a person with muscular dystrophy only lived to about 16 or 17 years old and now they’re living to 30 or 40 years old,” said Bazley. “That shows what we do is making a difference.”


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The Cherry Lane Shopping Centre is building storeys with stories with their new initiative to assist the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation with the Penticton Hospital Tower project. The Stories Building Storeys campaign launched on Sept. 15 at the Cherry Lane Shopping Centre and is showcasing the South Okanagan’s community members and their inspired stories showing to how the Penticton Hospital relates to them, their loved ones, friends, neighbours, workplaces and businesses. “Chat heads” are available at the Cherry Lane Shopping Centre for the community to fill out with their stories and will be displayed at the shopping centre for the next five years. Each head will display the first

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Danielle Unlicenced Assistant

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Phone 778-476-5665 www.lachi.ca

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DENVER BRONCOS

call the dealer nearest you

Fresh Flavours, Local Wine, Craft Beer.

In the Ramada Inn & Suites

49ers at Cardinals Bills at Dolphins Bears at Seahawks Broncos at Lions

PENTICTON

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Catch all the action on wide-screen TVs at the Kettle Valley Station Pub

• • • •

We Make It Easier For You

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

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IT TAKES

GET UP TO

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• • • • • • •

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“Celebrating 70 Years in Business” Thanks for all your support

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Leisure pool still closed Kristi Patton

Western News Staff

The leisure pool at the penticton Community Centre remains closed, the main pool is now open, after drainage issues were discovered during renovations.

Western News file photo

The Penticton Community Centre pool welcomed patrons back on Monday but repairs are still taking place on the leisure pool. The main pool, hot tub, sauna and steam room are all open for use during regular fall hours, but while the tile replacement project was taking place staff noticed some drainage issues in the leisure pool. Simone Blais,

communications officer for the City of Penticton, said the pool staff were filling up the pools on Thursday so the water could be treated in preparation or the re-opening when they noticed the leisure pool had drained a little. “Investigation was done and it was found some of the drain (pipe) had cracked requiring additional maintenance,” said Blais. “It is difficult to tell what caused the cracks but they were in the same spot some tile damage was found following a June earthquake.” On June 18 a 2.45 magnitude earthquake was confirmed to have hit Penticton at 4:45 p.m. by Natural Resources Canada. Blais said at this point it is too early to determine if the earthquake and the damage to the fibreglass drain pipes are connected. They are waiting for additional engineering assessments to get a professional opinion for the best remediation solutions before the pool will be refilled. The pool was closed in July to replace all

the tiles after they were found to be unsafe. The tiles were too large to provide adequate grip for pool users’ bare feet. The cost to maintain a slip-resistant condition on the tiles was estimated to be $79,000 annually. City council decided to replace all the tiles instead. The cost rang in at $300,000. “Everyone has been really patient and we thank them for their support during the renovations so we can get everyone back to their regular swim routines,” said Blais. “We are trying to accommodate all the programming for the leisure pool and swim lessons and aqua fit have not been affected. Those are being held in the main pool which we are adjusting the temperature of the water and modifying classes so everyone feels safe and comfortable.” The waterslide will remain closed while work is being done to the leisure pool. The main pool is open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on weekends.

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Demonstrating the importance of native vegetation to the ecosystem, the City of Penticton is hosting a planting event in the Penticton Creek showcase area. Trees and shrubs will be planted by volunteers as part of TD Tree Days on Saturday. “Partnership has been so important to the Penticton Creek restoration project, and the City of Penticton is grateful that TD Friends of the Environment Foundation has continued adding to the tree inventory in our community,” said Mayor Andrew Jakubeit. Some vegetation around the creek had to be removed at the start of the restoration project this summer. This was done for two reasons: invasive species along the creek had to be removed and vegetation within certain sections of the bank can become debris during high runoff, which can cause flood protection challenges. “TD Tree Days is a great way for families to help green where they live and we’re delighted to work with the city on this important project supporting the Penticton Creek watershed,” said Mandip Kharod, regional manager, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation. In Penticton TD Tree Days helped create a new pocket park called Rotary Peace Park along the KVR trail in 2013. That park features 16 trees and 150 shrubs. In 2012, 50 trees and shrubs were planted as part of an urban reforestation program in the west end of Skaha Lake Park.


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Walt Hits the Trail to the Okanagan I don’t know if you’ve heard, was still up and running. But, but I made quite a name for I needed to spice it up. I pulled myself up in the Cariboo. I some professional photos from cashed in from 100 Mile House real dealer websites, along with to Prince George – all the attached instriking gold! “When Walt formation. But my time there Licensed dealers says, “It’s ended quickly. Word have to be honest got low sure gets around in their advertising miles!” He and include their in small towns! I means, “I d e a l e r n u m b e r. needed to find new ground. Wine country rolled them Sometimes I want sounded nice this time back myself.” a buyer to think I of year, I thought. So was a dealer. Other I’m heading south. Fruit, wine, times, I pretend to be a neighand a bushel of unsuspecting bor selling my own car. But of buyers. And, I could do some course, either way, I offer pricdeals on the way! es that are too good to be true My Walt’s Wheels website to get attention.

actually had in stock. Older, barely working sedans! But I’d have a low price and I’d offer to meet them wherever they wanted. A perfect combination for students attending the local colleges. And guess what, students were the perfect prey! Their mistake? They only cared about price. Most didn’t know to ask

What if this isn’t enough? I thought. I didn’t hesitate. In big red lettering, I said it was a “Blowout Sale! Everything Must Go!” I’ll just tell the callers I was moving and needed to get rid of my entire inventory. When they called with a car in mind from the website, I’d just tell them it’s been sold. And then I’d talk up what I

for a vehicle history report, like Carproof, or how to verify my documents. Show them a cheap price and… sold! They were too trusting and were my easiest sales ever. They had no clue that they were giving up the many protections of buying from a licensed dealer. Once again, I hit pay dirt! My advertising lies brought

many calls. Some caught on to my bait and switch system. But, as always, there were enough buyers who fell for my tricks. And, when the cars stop running – I’ll be gone. However, I’ve learned I can stay a little longer if I keep moving. Where’s a good place to get some inventory? I thought.

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Limited Compliance Actions Highlight Commitment to Professionalism The Vehicle Sales Authority (VSA) oversees the licensed motor dealer industry in British Columbia. The industry represents 430,000 transactions, or $10 billion in regulated vehicle sales, each year. Despite more than 1,300 consumer enquiries, nearly 800 dealer inspections and ongoing advertising monitoring, a typical 12 month period generates the following compliance activities: ❚ Voluntary acknowledgement and action by 15 to 20 dealers that errors were made during the representation and sale of vehicles, as documented in signed undertakings ❚ Up to five dealers facing hearings before the Registrar of Motor Dealers for allegations of deceptive business practices ❚ 500 consumer-initiated investigations, resulting in the return of $1 million to consumers ❚ And, as a result of licensing

reviews, three to five salesperson licences will be denied, one or two will be suspended and others will be issued with conditions based on prior conduct. Licensing and business practice decisions of the Registrar were also recently upheld by the BC Supreme Court, following applications for judicial review. The licensed vehicle sales industry in BC includes over 1,400 licensed RV, motorcycle and auto dealers that employ over 7,000 licensed salespeople. In the last 12 months, 1,600 new salespeople and 100 new dealers were certified and licensed. Consumer awareness activities, like the Watch out for Walt! campaign, are ongoing. Consumer information, complete compliance details and the 2015 VSA Annual Report, which includes a full summary of VSA activities for the last three years, can be found at vehiclesalesauthority.com.

CURBERS SELL VEHICLES THAT MAY BE UNSAFE OR STOLEN! Curbers are individuals and businesses selling vehicles for profit without a licence Curbers may get junk cars and sell them from parking lots while posing as private sellers. They advertise through local newspapers and online ads. They may not disclose the vehicle history to the buyer, hiding serious accident

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A FREE INTRODUCTORY square dance class is taking place on Sept. 22 at the Seniors’ Drop-In Centre through the Penticton Squares, and a subsequent series of beginner lessons are being offered for the 12 weeks to follow. Pictured from the left is Judy Ekelund, Flemming Ekelund, Diane Tucker, Clem Beaulac, Mia Gardin, Jim Gardin, Susan Boyd and Ken Boyd. Dan Walton/Western News

Squares seducing new dancers Dan Walton Western News Staff

The Penticton Squares are inviting the community to be part of a free class to test the waters before joining the club. “The social aspect is one of the largest reasons to join because you get to know so many people,” said club member Diane Tucker. The first lesson is being offered for free, and a series of beginner classes will continue until the end of 2015. After the essential moves are well-memorized, dancers can take their moves anywhere. “Once you know the mainstream, you can go anywhere in the world because all the moves are taught in English,” said member Susan Boyd. “And when you go to other dancing communities, you see a lot of the same people, so your family of danc-

ers grows and grows.” Boyd said at Peachfest’s square dance event there was a couple from Germany who spoke English poorly, but they had no trouble answering to any call. Tucker said the club appeals largely to baby boomers and young retirees who have the time to learn, but anybody who enjoys dancing is welcome. “Many times I’ve heard ‘square dancing is for old people’,” Tucker said. “Yes, there are many older dancers and that’s because they have been dancing for 60 years of more, which is testimony to their fitness and overall health today.” “But the younger the better because that’s when you learn the quickest,” said Ken Boyd. “You don’t have to know how to dance,” Susan said. “You just have to like it.” Though dancers

should be no younger than eight years old so they can properly retain the procedures. There are a total of 68 moves to learn, which are then intertwined into endless combinations. The Squares are offering weekly classes from September through December to teach newcomers the basic moves. Those who continue classes into the new year will be introduced to the full spectrum of square dancing. “This is a group that has to co-operate,” Tucker said. “Everybody has to know what they’re doing and be where they have to be for the other people in the group.” At first glimpse, witnesses are often intimidated by the seemingly complex nature of square dancing, but the club members assure that by learning one move at a time, the craft can be mastered by anybody. “Basically if you can

walk, you can learn to square dance,” Susan said. “There’s that element of physical touch, which has kind of been put on the back burner in our society nowadays,” said Tucker. “We’re always touching when we dance. Most of us have a big smile on because we’re happy, moving to a little beat of music, it puts a little spring in our step – and of course the touch.” The activity offers healthy exercise for both physical and mental aspects of the body. Two hours of dancing is equivalent in exercise to walking eight kilometres, Tucker said. “And it’s mentally stimulating because you have to learn 68 moves. There’s someone on stage who can pick any move at any time, and you have to be ready to react to that move, so it’s very good mental exercise.” While square danc-

ing has been popular since the 1950s, the format has adapted alongsie pop culture. “Modern square dancing isn’t the old cowboy barn dancing people often think of,” Tucker said. “It’s not the same as it was in the olden days, it’s more interactive – we dance to modern everyday music you’ll hear on the radio.” The free introductory class happens on Sept. 22 at the Seniors’ Drop-In Centre at 7 p.m. Those interested in taking more than one class can continue each Tuesday until Dec. 8 for $70, which covers the cost of 12 classes. The Penticton Squares formed in 1998 as two other square dancing clubs amalgamated. To find out more, contact the Squares at pentictonsquares@shaw.ca. “We’ll have you dancing with our club by Christmas,” Tucker said.

Sept. 18 — Bill Bourne, a poet who takes on the world’s social injustices, will be playing the Dream Café at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased in advance by calling 250-4909012. Sept. 22 — Juno-award winning singer Connie Kaldor will be at the Dream Café to share her repertoire of original material that blurs musical boundaries and embraces elements of gospel, rock, country and western, folk, blue grass and adult contemporary. Tickets are $28 and can be purchased in advance by calling 250-490-9012. Oct. 3 — The Tenors come to Penticton on the Under One Sky tour at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Oct. 10 — Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band come to the South Okanagan Events Centre. Events Oct. 10 — Fabulous, foot-stomping rootsrockers and boogie-woogie piano player David Vest will be performing at the Dream Café. Tickets cost $30 and can be purchased by calling 250-490-9012. Oct. 24 — One-man band Steve Hill is playing the Dream Café to share his sound of roots and rock, with a hint of country. Tickets cost $30 and can be purchased by calling 250-490-9012. Oct. 29 — Locarno, a groovy heavy mis of Mexican Folk, Cuban soul and Latin Soul, will be performing at the Dream Café. Tickets cost $26 and can be purchased by calling 250-490-9012.

events Sept. 18 — The Great Grape Lake Stomp is an evening of good old stomping entertainment set on the Penticton Lakeside Resort’s private licensed beach. Tickets include a barbecue buffet, glass of wine and entry into the 15th annual event. Tickets are $25 a person. Teams for the grape stomp are $40. To purchase tickets call 250-493-8221. Sept. 22 — The Penticton Squares are offering a free introductory lesson at the Seniors’ DropIn Centre from 7 until 9 p.m. Wear comfortable shoes that won’t mark hardwood floor. Sept. 24 — 2015 MAUD Run at the Lakeshore Racquets Club. Event starts at 10 a.m. featuring the fun 1K, 3K or 5K run. There are prizes, music, kids activities and more. The event is held in the memory of Ellen Maud Lloyd and admission is by donation Sept. 25-Oct. 25 — Art at Nk’Mip will be exhibited at Nk’Mip Cellars in Osoyoos. Works come from artists in the Federation of Canadian Artists, and are well-known for producing work of a high-calibre. The exhibit is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 26-27 — DeVine Arts at the Summerland Waterfront Resort from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. The arts and wine showcase will see Bottleneck Drive and the Summerland Waterfront Resort showcase the work of professional and semi-professional local artists. Sept. 27 — The Penticton and South Okanagan Kidney Walk will be taking place at Gyro Park. Registration opens at 9 a.m. and the walk kicks off at 10. For more information or to put together a team visit www.kidneywalkbc.ca. Oct.9-10 — Cropped, B.C.’s larges wine tasting and farmers market comes to Penticton. Featuring over 80 wineries, a real farmers market and an educational pinot bar. Tickets are available at the SOEC Valley First Box Office, Wine Country Visitor Centre or by phone at 1-877-763-2849.


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Through growing pains, the owner of a new art gallery in downtown Penticton continues to adapt her creative haven to fit needs of the community. Since the beginning of July, the small gallery has been operating out of the tucked away, upstairs studio on the 200 Block of Main Street. Owner Vaelei Walken-Brown launched the space as a platform for emerging artists of many artistic disciplines — paintings, photography and mixed media cover the walls. The space is laid out around sculptures, jewellery, clothing and antiques, with space for performing artists. “It has an urban, big city sort of underground element to it where a lot of people don’t really know about it,” she said. “Most people stumble upon it by chance or word-of-mouth — or

just wandering around on an adventure.” While it’s called the 557 Artist Block, the unit is located at 262 Main St. on the east side, and is marked by a wooden crate which has been covered with spray paint art from a feature artist. “People who come in say that it’s totally different than anything Penticton’s ever had before or has now. It’s much more of a contemporary gallery with abstract and conceptual work — which has a lot to do with how I’m working with younger artists for the most part.” Outside of regular operating hours, the doors are often open late and early for special events. “Yoga in here is bringing people through, and that kind of healing element is what I wanted to bring into the shop,” she said. “There’s this beautiful energy that comes through which it keeps

the space clear and uplifted, and I want people to feel that when they come in.” With vast experience in hospitality, Walken-Brown is looking to add café-style products to the inventory. “I’m hoping to offer local, healthy food — whether I prepare it or work with another cafe in the beginning, I’m aiming for healthy, simple food that’s tasty and has cool presentation.” She’s not just looking to connect with culinary artists though — Walken-Brown is stilling recruiting more artists of all disciplines, as well as event planners. “It’s become this little family of creative people that are excited to share their work with the world.” Although there’s a rich sense of community at the gallery, its longevity is in jeopardy. “I am worried about the ability to stay open because right now there aren’t enough sales to keep the business afloat,” Wa l k e n - B r o w n will be launching an Kickstarter campaign, which she’ll be launching on Oct. 9 during a Pecha Kucha event; a Japanese-style archi-

VAELEI WALKEN-BROWN, owner of 557 Artist Block, will be launching a Kickstarter campaign to keep the gallery open after its first summer in Penticton. Dan Walton/Western News

tectural show featuring several artists and designers who share 20 slides of their work, and then speak about each one for 20 seconds. There will be live music from the Van Horne Trio, as well as Scott Hamilton from

Cougars in America. Tickets for the event cost $15 at the door and $10 in advance through the shop. “It’s really beautiful and there’s a lot of community support, so I believe I will find success in a Kickstarter campaign.”

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The purpose of these meetings is to show the public the proposed design and solicit comments. A copy of the display information will be available after September 22nd, 2015 on the City of Penticton website www.penticton.ca/waterfront and the survey will be open until Oct. 9th. For additional information please contact Mitch Moroziuk, Director of Operations at (250) 490-2515.

THE PENMAR COMMUNITY ARTS SOCIETY was presented with a $5,000 sponsorship from White Kennedy Chartered Professional Accountants. Pictured from the left is Peter MacIntosh of White Kennedy, and Penmar board members Jennifer Vincent, Kerri Milton, Christa Phillips and Jim Morrison. Dan Walton/Western News

Penmar powering up Dan Walton

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A phoenix in Penticton is looking for help to rise from the ashes. Penmar Community Arts Society is inviting the community to be a part of the Penmar’s resurrection at 361 Martin Street. To attract community investors, members of the society will be making their pitch at a seminar next week. “People will have an opportunity to own a piece of land downtown and own a piece of their community,” said Kerri Milton, Penmar board member and executive director of the Downtown Penticton Association. “The property is right downtown, and it’s part of building up our Martin Street and being part of our downtown’s revitalization. There isn’t really anything viable in the 300 Block of Martin Street, so this gives more opportunity for people passing by, economic vitality and to allow for more things to happen here.” By sponsoring the theatre, donors will join the Penmar Community Arts Co-operative.

And a big sponsor has already stepped forward. White Kennedy Chartered Professional Accountants announced a $5,000 donation to the society, and has been named the sponsor of an auditorium in the building. “It’s an initiative that we wanted to get behind,” said Peter MacIntosh, partner with White Kennedy. “We’re excited to be the naming sponsor of the new White Kennedy Audiotirum, and we look forward to a new long term relationship with the society.” “The Penmar Community Arts Society will continue to work as it has been and will be responsible for the day-to-day operations, while (members of) the Co-operative will be purchasing the building, managing it and financing the renovations,” said board member Jennifer Vincent. “For more details I encourage people to come next Wednesday,” board member Jim Morrison said, adding that there are opportunities for about 100 to 200 sponsors. “The length of time to do a co-op varies depending on par-

ticipation of the community so it’s very difficult at this time to say how long it’s going to take,” he said. By the end of 2015 however, the board expects to have enough information to draft a distinct timeline as to when the theatre will open. “We’re hoping to have all the shares done and in place by the end of the year, and then its’ about a 16-week process before we can get the doors open,” Milton said. Once its comes to fruition, the new building will be equipped with a new digital sound system, and opens many new opportunities for performing artists. Milton said the three theatres combines will be able to hold around 500 people. “Trying to expand the arts culture in Penticton is huge undertaking,” said board member Christa Phillips. “Today’s a good day – the expansion of the community support will take us forward.” The information seminar takes place at Cowork Penticton, 123 Ekhardt Ave. E at 7 p.m. Organizers ask those interested to RSVP by calling 250-809-4425 or email adam@penmar.ca.

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Members of the public are invited to mark the fall equinox at the Pen Henge standing stone array at the top of Munson Mountain near Penticton. The Okanagan Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (OCRASC) will host the event on Sept. 22 to watch the sun set along the line extending from the heel stone to the equinox stone of the array. People will gather for the Pen Henge observance around 5:45 p.m. in preparation for the sunset performance at 6:20 p.m. OCRASC members will be on hand to answer questions about the equinox as well as the history of the Pen Henge array and how it operates. The array is located at the top of Munson Mountain directly above the Penticton sign, and it is reached by a pathway leading up from the parking lot in the park. In addition to interpreting the equinox and the array for visitors, OCRASC members will also have specially filtered telescopes on hand to show sunspots and other features on the Sun’s disk. As always, it is dangerous to look directly at the Sun without proper eye protection. Pen Henge was conceived in 2009 during the International Year of Astronomy (IYA) by members of the Okanagan Astronomical Society in Penticton which

has since become part of OCRASC. The project was spearheaded by Chris Purton and assisted by OCRASC members plus the active support of Penticton city council and parks supervisor Jeff Lynka. The standing stone array is made up of four stones; a heel stone to the east, and three other stones which mark the sunset direction at the Winter Solstice in December, the spring and fall equinoxes in March and September, and the Summer Solstice in June. At those times the Sun’s shadow extends from the respective marker stone directly to the heel stone. The Okanagan Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada has over 100 members extending from Osoyoos to Salmon Arm. Interested members of the public are welcome to attend regular OCRASC meetings. Meeting details can be found on the club’s website www ocrasc ca. The organization also operates the Okanagan Observatory which is located on the Big White Road west of Kelowna. Free public viewing as well as a free audio visual presentation are offered on clear Friday evenings at the observatory. The public evenings can be confirmed by calling 250300-8759 after 3 p.m. every Friday afternoon. Actual observing is offered through member telescopes as well as the Observatory’s own 25 foot reflecting telescope.


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Over 90 RVs gathered at Wright’s Beach in Penticton to celebrate a business that has been operating for half a century. George Stayberg, owner of Midtown RV, was initially running car dealerships taking on Toyota products when they first started coming into Canada. However, his business grew in a different direction. “The car business is a tough business and I was not comfortable with the way the car business works,” Stayberg said. The dealership started selling pick-up trucks, canopy’s for those trucks and then campers were added to the mix. Eventually, Stayberg made the decision to stick to RVs. “We were just going to have a small RV store, but it didn’t stay so small,” Stayberg said. He said making the amount of money that car dealerships need to stay afloat, selling insurance, warranties and expensive policies wasn’t the way he wanted to conduct business. “I couldn’t see the value in that, spending the time to get people to buy all that stuff. I didn’t believe in it. People would ask me ‘would you buy it?’ And I’d say no,” Stayberg said. There was a different feeling around selling RVs that convinced Stayberg to focus on selling just motorhomes. “People have to buy cars. RV customers want to buy RVs, they don’t have to. Therefore the attitude of an RV customer is very different,” Stayberg said. It turned out to be a move that created a much healthier culture of buying and selling for him.

“We were feeling much more at home in the RV business than we were in the car business. All of our customers seemed to become our friends,” Stayberg said. “It’s sort of a family thing between our staff, our customers and so on. They all know one another.” Midtown initially started bringing in small motorhomes, but when customers asked for bigger products, they decided to bring them in. “We don’t decide that we want to handle this or that, our customers asked for it and we’d bring it in,” Stayberg said. An early partnership born during in 1990s with Newmar Luxury Motorhomes has blossomed into a relationship that lead to the company hosting a rally for Midtown RV with 92 RV units in attendance at Wright’s Beach. The owner’s club put the rally on to support Midtown’s 50th year in business in Penticton, something Stayberg wasn’t expecting. “We never anticipated that the club would do anything that big,” Stayberg said. Over 250 people from all over western Canada attended the rally at Wright’s Beach on Sept. 11, with support coming from those belonging to the RV owner’s club as well as Newmar employees and factory workers. “It’s the biggest rally they ever put on,” Stayberg said. “It was a little overwhelming.” Aside from employing 22 permanent, full-time employees, Midtown RV works with local suppliers as well. “It’s not just the staff we’ve got here, we’re very involved with the local community,” Stayberg said. “You wouldn’t think a thing like high-end motorhomes would generate the activity that it does.”

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September 18 Friday Social dance with Yanti and Cliff at the South Main Drop-In Centre, 2965 South Main St. starting at 7:30 p.m. $7 per person. learning at lunch, an informal learning opportunity for senior adults at the Penticton Public Library Auditorium presents Bob Urbanovitch discussing reverse mortgages starting at noon and refreshments will be served.[0918p] calling all artiStS: Picture This Custom Framing and Gallery is taking submissions until Sept. 25, for October’s show, Ocular Obscurity. Do you have original artwork that is edgy, disturbing, dark or creepy? Bring it on! All submissions are free. Please visit peggystel. com/events for complete submission guidelines. red rooSter Winery presents the third annual Diamonds on the Deck fundraiser at 6 p.m. for the

Rotary Mental Wellness Initiative for Youth in Penticton. Tickets are $50 and include wine, appetizers, door prizes and a champagne toast with a chance to win a diamond. Tickets available RBC Dominion Securities, 100 Front St., or Edward Jones,159 Wade Ave. the Penticton Public Library invites all buccaneers aged 5-12 to join us for some piratical fun with their free after school program, Pirates Ahoy! with swashbuckling stories, a treasure of a craft and a timber-shivering puppet play from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the children’s library. For more information, call Julia Cox at 250-7707783.[0918p] the oliver SeniorS’ Centre, 5876 Airport St., has bingo at 1 p.m. every Friday and regular drop-in pool Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12:30 p.m.[0911c] elkS club on Ellis Street has drop-in fun darts and pool at 7 p.m. eagleS club haS Friday

Night Live dinner at 5 p.m. and entertainment at 7 p.m. Members and guests welcome. SingleS lunch grouP for 65-plus seniors meets at noon. Meet new friends and chat. Call 250-4965980 or 250-770-8622 for more info. South Main droP-in Centre has bocce and yoga at 9 a.m., Tai Chi at 10:30 a.m., Mah Jong at 1 p.m.[fr] royal canadian legion branch 40 has fish and chips lunch at 11:30 a.m. Steak and baked potato dinner with all the trimmings at 5:30 p.m. ok FallS legion has meat and 50/50 draws Friday and Saturday, Sunday pancake/french toast breakfast for $5 from 8 to 11 a.m. followed by FunDay Sunday at 1 p.m. with bingo, horseraces and hotdogs.

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September 19 dart dollS iS hosting a pizza and beer night fund-

raiser, featuring a men’s fun fashion show, a DJ, door prizes and a silent auction at 7 p.m. in the Penticton Royal Canadian Legion at 502 Martin St. Tickets at the bar. Call 250492-3074 for info. [019p] the oliver SeniorS’ Centre, 5876 Airport St., has dancing at 10 a.m. to the Oliver Seniors Volunteer Band.[0912c] eagleS club haS member appreciation day, burgers and fries at noon, beaver races at 4 p.m. alcoholicS anonyMouS haS daily meetings in Penticton and area. Call 250-490-9216 (24 hours). elkS club on Ellis Street has crib at 10 a.m., drop-in darts and early bird draw at 4 p.m., a meat draw at 4:30 p.m. and dinner at 5:30 p.m. followed by karaoke with Anita. royal canadian legion branch 40 has crib at 10 a.m., beef dip lunch at 11 a.m., meat draw and Ladies Auxiliary 50/50 draw at 2 p.m. Flea market in the parking lot. anavetS haS the kitchen

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September 20 heritage Fall Fair and Apple Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the historic Grist Mill and Gardens in Keremeos. There will be almost 70 exhibit categories to see or compete in as well as heritage games of skill, concessions, entertainment and more. More info at oldgristmill.ca.[0920p] teSt oF huManity Mountain Bike Race in Summerland, designed for mountain bikers with beginner to expert abilities. All proceeds go towards helping vulnerable children in Africa. Email Testofhumanity@gmail. com or call 250-486-7412 for more info.[0920p] Fall harveSt dinner and church fundraiser at 6 p.m. in Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1370 Church St., featuring a prime rib roast dinner. Tickets are $25 per person, call 250-492-6861. anavetS haS horSe races and meat draws at 2 p.m. Hot dogs and hamburgers for lunch. General meeting at 11 a.m. coMe dance to the greatest dance music ever made with DJ Emil from 7 to 9 p.m. at the South Main Drop-In Centre, 2965 South Main St. $3 per person, all welcome.[su] church lakelandS holdS Sunday services at 1265 Fairview Rd. (the Greek Orthodox Church) at 10:30 a.m. Everyone welcome. For more info contact info@lakelandschurch.com. elkS club on Ellis Street has dog races at 2 p.m., food draw and door prizes, Last Man Standing, pool and darts. SurvivorShiP’S Flea Market runs every Sunday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. weather permitting at Fairview Plaza, 1652 Fairview Rd. For info, call 250-493-6604. royal canadian legion branch 40 has a branch buffet breakfast at 8:30 a.m., meat and 50-50

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September 21 South Main droP-in Centre has bocce and improver line dance at 9 a.m., computer instruction at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Scrabble and Mah Jong at 10 a.m., carpet bowling at 10:45 a.m., intermediate line dance and duplicate bridge at 1 p.m. anavetS club haS the kitchen open from 9 a.m. to noon, dart and pool leagues at 7 p.m. have you or a loved one had a stroke? The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s free Living with Stroke program starts Oct. 5 for seven weekly, two hour sessions in Penticton. Call to register at 1-888-4734636.[1005p] royal canadian legion branch 40 has lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., dart dolls at 11 a.m., bridge at 1 p.m., general meeting at 1 p.m., Fitness Friends Ladies Fitness class at 10:30 a.m. iode thriFt ShoP at 464 Main St. is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Clothing, kitchenwares, China items and more. elkS club on Ellis Street has crib at 7 p.m. and pub league darts at 7:30 p.m. Weekly SuPPort grouP at the Penticton Regional Hospital Mood Clinic for family or friends of any person who has a mental illness from noon to 1 p.m. Call 250-493-7338 for details. line dancing at the Oliver Senior Centre at 7 p.m. Get moving with Claire Denney. Call 778439-2070 for more information. Floor curling at 12:45 p.m. every Monday except holidays in the Leisure Centre, 439 Winnipeg St. Fraternal order oF the Eagles has league darts at 7 p.m. Members and guests welcome to the hall at 1197 Main St. a l c o h o l i c S anonyMouS nux group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the Heritage Centre at Green Mountain Road and Penticton I.R. Road. Summerland 12 and 12 group at 8 p.m. at 13204 Henry Ave. in the United Church basement.

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September 22 the aStronoMy club invites the public to PenHenge on Munson Mountain after 5:45 p.m. to witness the last

sunset of summer on the Autumn Equinox. Call 250-492-2572 for more information.[0922p] broWn bag lectureS return every Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Penticton Museum Auditorium. This week’s lecture is Choosing Canada’s Healthcare Future with B.C. Health Coalition organizer Jenn Kuhl and Medicare campaigner Adam LynesFord. Suggested donation for admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children and includes include coffee, tea and confections.[0922p] oliver ParkS and Recreation is offering FREE orientation sessions on the new outdoor fitness equipment at Lions Park. Groups or individuals can register for by phoning 250-498-4985.[0922c] t une P enticton agerS choir practice with conductor Gordon Dawson on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon at the Shatford Centre 760 Main St. Over 50 and enjoy singing? Come and check us out, or call Gordon at 250-492-9844.[0908s] toaStMaSterS, Where leaderS are made. Drop in to South Okanagan Toastmasters any Tuesday at 7 p.m. at 5876 Airport St., Oliver. See and hear what we are all about. Contact Bill at 250485-0006 or stillbill938@gmail.com. anavetS haS their kitchen open from noon to 4 p.m. Meditation / y oga vegetarian SuP Per is upstairs in the Elks Lodge at 344 Ellis St. in Penticton on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Donations accepted. P e n t i c t o n toaStMaSterS Meet from 6 to 8 p.m. in room 200 of the Shatford Centre, 760 Main St. Have you ever want to improve your public speaking skills? Penticton Toastmasters will provide you with a supportive learning environment, where you can build your communications and leaderships skills. Guests welcome. More information at 2392. toastmastersclubs.org. viSPaSSana (inSight) Meditation for beginners or mature practitioners every Tuesday evening from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. Please call Debora for details at 250-462-7340.


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Scott Conway doesn’t think the Penticton Vees could have played any better against the Vernon Vipers in their home-opener Wednesday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre. The Vees forward earned firststar honours on banner raising night as he scored twice, his second helping his team dispatch the Vipers 3-2 in front of 2,318 fans. “We have been working hard all week. It paid off tonight,” said Conway. Mitch Brooks scored the other Vees goal, while captain Tyson Jost collected a pair of assists and was named the second star. Anthony Brodeur turned aside 23 shots in his first win as a Vee. Peter Tufto, named third star, and Steven Jandric scored for the Vipers as they were handed their second loss in three games. Conway opened the scoring 42 seconds into the first after he squeezed a low shot past Vipers starter Andrew Shortridge at the near-post. Shortridge finished with 25 saves. It was Conway’s first goal and point as a Vee. “It was my best game for sure. I can’t thank my line mates enough,” added Conway. “They all worked hard out there. We had a lot of zone time. It’s hard to beat us when we’re like that.” Vernon matched Conway’s opening goal seven minutes later when Tufto shoveled a rolling puck across the goal-line. Jandric’s shot was stopped by Brodeur, but it squirted underneath his arm and Tufto tapped it in at 7:45. The Vees continued pressure paid off later in the opening frame. Brooks put the Vees back out ahead on a solo effort down the left wing. Jason Lavalée found a streaking Brooks and took the pass in stride before flipping it over Shortridge at 11:12. Conway’s second goal came early in the second when he cleaned up his own rebound. Shortridge stopped his first attempt from along the goal line but Conway found daylight at the post at 4:32. After killing off a Vees twoman advantage in the third period, the Vipers cut into the 3-1 lead with their own power-play six minutes in. Jandric blasted a onetimer underneath the crossbar after a couple of quick passes out of the

PENTICTON VEES Scott Conway scores one of his two goals as he slips the puck past Vernon Vipers goalie Andrew Shortridge and fights off the checking attempt by Darren Rizzolo in the second period of the BC Hockey League home opener at the South Okanagan Events Centre. The Vees hung on for a 3-2 win. Mark Brett/Western News

corner. Vernon pressured in the final moments with the extra-attacker and came close to tying with a point shot that was redirected, but smacked the cross-bar and stayed out. “We knew that was going to be a big factor in the game if we’re up,” said Conway. “We just played some good defence at the end. We’re all a little bit nervous. That was our first one of the year. I think good teams win with pressure.” “I thought we packed in. They got the one deflection that went off the bar,” said Vees coach-general manager Fred Harbinson. “Other than that ... we packed in really well and kind of kept them to the outside.” The Vees coach said his team took a step in the right direction not only with the result, but how they got the win.

“I thought the process, we were much better tonight than we were last Friday,” he said. “It’s early season. I think we wanted so badly to win at home.” Colton McCarthy, the Vipers captain, said they came out slow in the opening period saying it might have had to do with the Vees’ home-opening introductions. “We came out hard in the second and even harder in the third. We had a pretty solid third period and we will probably use that to build into the next game,” he said. “We were pushing the Vees back in their defensive zone, creating lots of scoring chances. We just couldn’t beat Brodeur in net.” The Vipers went one-for two on the power-play, while the Vees went 0-for-four. With the win, the Vees improve their record at the SOEC to 158-30-4-11.

It was the first game the Vees played without goalie Brendan Barry, who they sent home to Kelowna for violating a team policy. “We’re trying to make a move. Make a trade that makes sense for our hockey club and for the players that are here,” said Harbinson. “Once we do that, then we’ll be able to I guess move on.” Harbinson wouldn’t comment further on what led to the club making that decision. Barry, 17, started in the season opener in Salmon Arm against the Silverbacks on Sept.11, but was relieved after two periods as he allowed four goals on 23 shots in a 4-2 loss. He is committed to join Clarkson University Golden Knights for next season.

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Players net bursaries “Now that it’s kind of taken away from me, I miss it a Lyndell Campbell lot,” said Campbell, and Amy Main have who would love to given a lot of themkeep playing if the selves to minor hockey, opportunity presnow it’s giving back. ents itself. The Penticton MiMain, who capnor Hockey Associatained the Midget tion (PMHA) graduates Vees team that have scored the Harold hosted provincials Gardner Bursary of last season, said $750 for their edushe appreciates that cational futures. The minor hockey has PMHA said that both given back to her exhibited a solid acaas she heads off to demic standing, good the University of sportsmanship, excelBritish Columbia in lent hockey ability Vancouver. and performance and “It means a lot are outstanding young that I’m going to women. university with that Campbell enters her Lyndell Campbell Amy Main money,” she said. second year at UBC“A little piece of Okanagan and said the me is going into my money will be helpful as she studies human I felt like I was part of a team more and textbook money.” What minor kinetics. An overage everyone looked up to me I think. hockey did for her player in the midget goes beyond that, recreation level, Camp— Lyndell Campbell as playing the game bell said last year was helped her build her favourite season. confidence and become the person she is today. Part of it was because she was named an assistant Main, who is interested in majoring in international captain for Peaches Lingerie. “I felt like I was part of a team more and everyone relations or studying sociology, said her final season looked up to me I think,” said Campbell. “We did of hockey was amazing. “It was such a great experience. We traveled a lot. really well.” We went to Montana. We hosted the provincials,” Peaches Lingerie clinched the Okangan Mainline Amateur Hockey Association championship with a she said, adding that hockey was a great escape for 3-2 win against Kelowna last February. One of the her. “It was really great to be able to do that in my highlights for Campbell was scoring goals, some- last year of hockey.” One of the highlights of her last season was plaything she normally didn’t do. “I was proud of myself for that,” said Campbell, ing with her younger sister Andrea. She began playwho played right wing and centre. “I really enjoyed ing minor hockey in 100 Mile House for four years going on out of town games, getting to know my where her family lived before her moving to Penticton. She too would like to continue playing in a teammates more. I enjoyed bonding with them.” It was a positive way for Campbell to end her recreation league, but she also discovered she would career after the season before was tough. Getting like to coach after working at the Okanagan Hockey named an assistant captain made her feel like a lead- School over the summer. “PMHA wishes both girls the very best of luck as er and gave her confidence. Campbell, a fan of the Montreal Canadiens, said she will miss being on the they embark on their educational and hockey journeys,” said the organization in a release. ice every week. Emanuel Sequeira Western News Staff

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A Naramata Afternooner is coming Sept. 26 to Manitou Park. The Naramata Cider Co. partners up with Sun N’ Sup Paddleboards and the Naramata Playschool Society to celebrate Naramata’s longstanding tradition – The Regatta. The Naramata Cider Co. is in the ‘hood to celebrate the launch of their handcrafted hard ciders as they partnered with Sun N Sup Paddleboards and

the Naramata Playschool Society to throw down the first of many Cider socials. Cider, sausages and old-school cider social fun runs are from noon to 4 p.m., complimenting a new era of Naramata Regatta-ing via Sun N Sup’s Amazing Race which kicks off at 8:30 am. The festivities will include a gourmet Oyama sausage, entertainment, regatta races, paddleboard demos and old-school orchard fun and games. Proceeds from ticket sales

go to the Naramata Playschool Society. Naramata Cider Co. was established in 2015 by Miranda and Del Halladay of Elephant Island Winery to celebrate the wealth of fruit and the hard working, farming proud spirit that Naramata is built on. Tickets can be purchased at naramatacider.com or at the Naramata General Store. Register for race at http://sunnsup.com/ event/naramata-paddle-regatta-amazingsup-race/.

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hill 1.5 km to the finish. The adults’ race is suitable for both casual joggers as well as more competitive runners. The TriPower 3.2-km Kids’ race begins at the same time and follows the Trans-Canada Trail towards Summerland and then loop back to the start via a 350-metre hill. If there are adults who are not up to running 7.4 km, or would like to accompany a son or daughter they are welcome to run the shorter distance. For more information on the youth race, contact Melissa Berrisford at bmelissa@telus. net. This year sees the addition of a team category. When participants register, they should note if they belong to a team, such as TriPower Triathlon Club, Summerland Secondary Cross-Country Team or Penticton Pounders. The more run-

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THE 15TH Penticton Dragon Boat Festival pushed the 82 teams to their limits over the weekend. During the festival on Sunday, a tearful celebration, top left, took place for the survivor ceremonies. On the right, Claire Waterman of the Penticton Dragon Boat team joins other survivors with carnations. Middle left, paddlers strain to keep time with the beat of the drum during this final event. At bottom left, members of the Edmonton Dragon Boat Club entry ply the waters in the competitive mixed division. Mark Brett/Western News


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The 15th Penticton Dragon Boat Festival was beyond great last weekend. “I don’t think it would just be our race management people that would say this, but I think the general consensus was that this was one of our best,” said organizer Don Mulhall. “Everything went like clock work.” The event attracted 82 teams, up nine from the year before, and paddlers had the benefit of near perfect weather with sunny skies and just a bit of wind. Mulhall said the northerly wind made it a slight challenge to line up boats, but everything worked out. Among the winning teams was the Draggin’ Divas from Pitt Meadows, beating out Water Warriors by a second in the Jade Division. The Draggin’ Divas were excited about their victory. “We have come a long ways in our division. We started as a recreational team (four years ago),” said Lorella Zanetti, adding that in their first year they didn’t perform well and a new coach has done wonders. Zanetti said this is their fourth year competing in the festival and they love it. “We love Penticton. As an area we love the race. They are well organized,” she said, adding that they celebrated their victory in the beverage gardens. “We have a good time. There are lots of vendors, lots to do and the music is fantastic. We also love to dance. Last year we created a bit of a flashmob on the beach. I think we have a bit of a reputation for dancing.” Bill Leboe, a member of the Harrison Dragon Boat Club, said the weekend was awesome. “This is one of the greatest venues there is,” he said, adding his team ended up in the mixed diamond division, not where they expected. “We had good times.” Leboe, who has competed in the festival nine times, said all the teams have been phenomenal. “All the races we have done have been pretty close, within half a second across the finish line,” he said. “This is the event where you come and try to show off.” What Leboe also loves about the festival are the friends made. He enjoys walking around the grounds and visiting the people he has raced. “Just the competition, the spirit here is unbelievable,” he added. Among the highlights for Mulhall were Penticton’s Despirit Housewives making it to Platinum A final, Peach City Dragons winning Top Okanagan Team trophy, giving them the privilege to drink out of the cup, the Flying Dragons (team for individuals with a developmental disability) posted a best time in exhibition on Saturday. Another is the quality of teams that came. When asked if it’s important to attract more quality teams than numbers, Mulhall said he feels it’s a combination of both. “I think we’re proud and happy to attract the faster teams, the stronger teams. It speaks to the level of competition,” he said. “But we’re also happy to attract teams from all over because it’s a pretty good festival. Teams just love it. Great time of year. Season-ending and a fun atmosphere.” Find full results at www.pentictonwesternnews.com/sports.

DRUMMER BRENDA LA RIVIERE of the Mackenzie Mussels team of the Sunshine Coast Dragon Boat Club urges her paddlers on during the finals of the Penticton Dragon Boat Festival Sept. 13 on Skaha Lake. Mark Brett/Western News

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Those involved in the local business sector have to be among some of our community’s greatest unsung heroes. Every year, store and business owners come through time and time again when approached for raffle and draw prizes for countless charity events. On a larger scale, their generosity and community support

shows up in spades. Never has this been more true than for the South Okanagan Similkameen (SOS) Medical Foundation’s campaign to raise a whopping $20 million to provide the medical equipment for the new Patient Care Tower at Penticton Regional Hospital. Raising such a large

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amount of money over five years is truly a daunting task. However, we’re amazed at how quickly the entire community has responded. In addition to individual donors, a growing number of businesses have also stepped forward. Cherry Lane Shopping Centre this week launched a campaign –

dubbed “Stories Building Storeys” — which allows local residents to write a few words about their personal experiences at PRH. These stories, written on headshaped cut-outs, will then be posted at key locations around Cherry Lane which will become a major community hub for the foundation’s PRH campaign. Save-On-Foods has just announced a $40,000 pledge through their More Rewards points program. Customers are invited to donate their More Rewards points to the SOS Medical Foundation. Every 1,000 points donated will see one dollar go to the PRH tower campaign, which will then be matched by Save-OnFoods. The Stawarz family, owners of the Tim Hortons franchises throughout the South Okanagan, has pledged at least $100,000 over five years in revenues from their annual Smile Cookie campaign which continues until Sept. 20.

CIBC has pledged $50,000 to become the first financial institution to donate. Penticton Foundry Ltd. was one of the first companies to become involved when it pledged $50,000 in March. Foundry president Brian Bendig recently presented a second $10,000 cheque towards that commitment. Kudos still go out to David Kampe, owner of Peters Bros. Construction, who contributed an incredible $2 million in March, on top of his earlier donation of a prime property on Industrial Avenue valued at $1.5 million. Of course, it’s not all about the business community. Local non-profit organizations have also come through. The Peach City Beach Cruise has donated $10,000 from its 15th annual classic car show in June. Our thanks to the Peach City Tees Up for Cancer ladies golf tournament. The 19th annual Tees Up tourney

at the Penticton Golf & Country Club in August raised $44,000 towards their $150,000 commitment. The inaugural Great Ogopogo Bathtub Race hosted by the Summerland Yacht Club on August 22, generated $18,444 for the new hospital tower. Hospital and health care auxiliaries in Penticton, Summerland and Oliver have also stepped forward with their own funding pledges totalling almost $1.5 million. The $325-million PRH expansion, due to start next spring, will be the largest construction project ever undertaken in our region. The SOS Medical Foundation still has a long, long way to go in our fundraising, but we’re certain we’ll reach that $20-million goal. Stay tuned ... undoubtedly there’ll be a lot more news to come. John Moorhouse is the development and communications officer for the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation.

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CHEERS — Branch manager Corrine Ross (left) of the South Okanagan Similkameen SPCA with her dog Brandy and Adrienne Penner (right) of Hilliside Winery and Bistro at the Naramata Road business during a recent cheque-presentation ceremony. In the last three years the winery has donated $15,000 from its tasting room funds to the SPCA. Also attending the ceremony were (back row, left to right) Kathy Malone, Andrea Kemp, Linda Campbell, Francesca Amante, Doug Cryer and Gina Gagné.

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Bill passed August 8th at 4:38 pm peacefully with his granddaughter by his side in Penticton, BC. Bela was born in Lenti, Hungary. At age 19 he came to Canada on “the boat” in 1956. He met his wife of 50 years, Lilly Ida Irene Emile in 100 Mile House. They worked hard and raised their family in the Okanagan, settling on the hill in Kaleden, BC. They are survived by 5 kids: Alan Jagodics, Winnifred Chingee, Shirley Harrold, Barbara Jagodics and Lawrence Jagodics. 13 Grandchildren: Christopher, Alex, Jayson, Jeremy, Maria, Marlon, Gregory, Stevie, Reggie, Kyle, Paisley, Elijah and Christian. Bill was known for his gift of gab, love for his family and his generosity. We will miss his Santa Claus beard and his sense of humour. Bela was loved by all and will be greatly missed. We love you Dad. Bill’s Celebration of Life will take place at the Penticton Seniors Drop-in Centre, 2965 S. Main Street, Penticton, BC. September 19th, 1pm to 4pm.  All are welcome, a light lunch will be available. 

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Josef (Joe) Penko, age 79, of Penticton, BC. Joe died peacefully on Monday, September 14, 2015 at the Moog House surrounded by his loving family. Joe was Born February 28, 1936 in Slovenia. Joe’s passion was building houses, which he did for the majority of his working life. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren. In his spare time he enjoyed working in his garden and “mini orchard”. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Victoria along with his children Tom (Hilary), Miriam (Stephen) and Darlene (Shawn). He also leaves to cherish his memory 6 grandchildren Natasha, Sonja, Olivia, Faith, Marisa and Brandon, one brother Stan (Rina), and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving relatives and friends both in Canada and Slovenia. Sadly predeceased by his parents Franciska and Joze and sister Jozica. Funeral mass will be held on September 21, 2015 at 11:00am at St. Ann’s Parish (Penticton). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery and reception to follow at the Church Hall. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Moog House. The family also wishes to thank the palliative care staff at the Hospice House for their extraordinary care. GOD looked around his garden and found an empty space Then he looked down upon this earth and saw your tired face He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest GOD’S garden must be BEAUTIFUL He only takes the best Forever in our hearts ... Forever missed... Until we meet again. We love you DAD (Grandpa Joe)

Dorothy (Norman) Went to her eternal home on September 15, 2015 at the age of 94 years. Remembered and sadly missed by her loving children: Lorne Norman of Sheho SK, Colleen Boe of Naramata BC, Linda Mae Reidie of Penticton BC, Gail (Craig) Watters of Tappan BC, Grace (David) Tait of Surrey BC, Carol Norman of Grande Prairie AB; 17 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; 2 great, great grandchildren; siblings: Helen (Bruce) of Campbell River BC, Malcom (Stephanie) of Langley BC. Sadly predeceased by her husband of 42 years Rae, her son Dennis and daughter Dorothy, sister Shirley and brother Douglas. She was a caring, loving and giving person known for her compassion and giving nature, always welcoming and kind, loved by all her family and friends. She will be greatly missed. A funeral ceremony will be held on Saturday, September 19th 2015 at 2:00 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2946 South Main Street, Penticton, BC. Donations in Dorothy’s honour may be made to the Penticton Regional Hospital, 550 Carmi Avenue, Penticton BC V2A 3G6. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.providencefuneralhomes.com. 250-493-1774 “Every Life Tells A Story”


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Under the direction of the Program Coordinator, will assist members who live with a mental illness to achieve and maintain their fullest potential through psychosocial rehabilitation programs at the clubhouse and Skaha Housing. Encourage members to volunteer, run activities and assist with meal program. Qualifications include a diploma in Community Social Services and two years related community experience. Salary $20.93 per hour. Apply to CMHA: cmha_sos@shaw.ca

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Firearms HUNTING Season Savings on selected used rifles/shotguns. Quality Firearms Buy & Sell. Weber & Markin Gunsmiths The Best Little Gunshop Around 4-1691 Powick Rd Kel 250-762-7575 Tue-Sat 10-6 facebook.com/WeberMarkin Local Okanagan Resident looking to purchase firearms, fully licensed, will travel, Call or text, (250)809-9664

Free Items Free Kittens to good homes, mostly tabbies, call (250)4887619

Fruit & Vegetables Spartan apples, $8 per box, (250)492-8854 Trout Creek Fruit Stand, 6215 Hwy 97, Across from Summerland Motel. Cherries, freestone peaches, nectarines, all kinds plums, new potatoes red & white & Yukon gold, hot & sweet peppers, Walla Walla onions, cantaloupe, watermelon, all kind apples; local Honey crisp, Gala, Ambrosia, Fuji, squash, Organic apple also, Bartlett pears, honey, jam, pickling cukes, fresh dill, green & yellow beans, beets, gourds, pumpkins and much more.

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Large Yard Sale, Sat., Sept. 19, 9am-4pm, 1275 Fairview Rd., Penticton Many household items, gas scooter, Sept. 19 & 20, 9am3pm, 124 Dewdney Cres. Moving Sale, bike, books, iMac, kitchen stuff, brand name clothes & more! 1331 MacCleave Ave., Sat., Sept. 19, 7-11am Moving Sale, Everything must go! Fri., Sept. 18, 4-7pm, Sat., Sept. 19, 8am2pm, #90-3245 Paris St., rain or shine! Ongoing yard sale, 4812 Bassett Ave., Ok Falls, household goods, compressor, ATV trailer, cut off saw, table saw, tools, small car, bicycles, trailer hitches, dining room set, 9am-4pm Pretty Bid Yard & deck sale, Sat., Sept. 19, 9am-3pm, 804 Ross Ave., furniture, household & much, much more! ROTARY GIANT PARKING LOT SALE Sat., Sept. 19- 8am-12pm 1158 Government St. (Corner of Government & Penticton) THE LADIES Auxiliary for the Eagles #4281 are holding a massive yard sale Saturday, Sept 19th at their location on the corner of Calgary and Main St. Penticton. All items for sale are by donation with the proceeds going to charity. YARD SALE, Bikes, bistro table, restaurant equip, microwave, chainsaw, hedge trimmer, gas trimmer & more, Sat., Sept. 19, 8am2pm, 375 Norton St. Yard Sale, new owners of house, tools, books, furniture, something for everyone, Sat., Sept. 19, 8am1pm, 389 Adamson Dr.

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5 Wooden bookcases for sale, need some work, (250)4934962, leave msg if no answer 6ftx8ft cedar fence panel, $50, (250)492-8852

Downsizing, 3 sales on Croil Ave., Trout Creek, Sat., Sept. 19, 8am-2pm Flea Market, Fri-Sat, Sept. 18th & 19th, 9am-1pm, Trinity Center, 75 Green Ave. (use back entrance on Eraut St.) Flea Market, Sat., Sept. 19th, 8am-1pm, Royal Canadian Legion, tables available, call (778)476-1823 GARAGE & Jewelry sale: #6 197 Dauphin Fri Sept 18th 3 to 6 & Sat Sept 19th 8 - 12 noon. E B Welcome Garage Sale, 389 Brunswick St., Sat., Sept. 19 & Sun., Sept. 20th, 8am-1pm

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HUGE Garage Sale. 8332 Gallagher Lake Frontage Rd Oliver. Saturday, Sept 19th 9am-3pm. Construction supplies, kids clothes and toys, household items, furniture, books and much more.

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Huge Moving Sale, Sat/Sun, Sept. 19 & 20, 9am-3pm, 237 Linden Ave., Kaleden. furniture, household, tools & more!

Antiques & Collectables Sale Vernon Collectors Club 27th Annual Vernon Rec Centre 3310 - 37 Avenue Next to Curling Rink 120 + tables of collectables! Fri. Sept 18 2 - 8 PM, Sat Sept 19, 10 - 4 PM Admission $3.00 is good for BOTH days ENTRANCE at WEST SIDE OF building (backside) Table Rental 250-379-2587

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Avail. Oct. 1, Penticton, centrally located, split level home, 3bdrm, 2.5bath, rec rm, ns, np, $1600+ util, 1 year lease req., call (250)770-0888

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#16 Riva Ridge Penticton Spacious modular home located in family park. Enjoy the lake view from your private covered deck. Warm up next to a real wood fireplace in your new home. You will have room for company with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Ample parking with two paved driveways, and a nice workshop for the handyman. 1440 sq.ft., $74,900. Vendor Financing available to qualified buyers, Garry Gratton, 250809-7293, Coldwell Banker, Ok Rlty MLS., OPEN HOUSE, SATURDAY, NOON TO 4PM

1000 sq ft of Industrial/Commercial space for lease. Warren Ave. 250-765-3295

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APPLE PLAZA, Prime Central location in busy plaza; ample parking. 2300 SF build to suit; 220 SF shared office space; 600 SF up 1100 SF, call Barb 250-770-0536 Business Opportunity at APPLE PLAZA, furnished & equipped upscale office space, 1500 sqft. up to 2300 sqft. ready for occupancy, call for details, Barb 250-770-0536

Exec. Waterfront Home W/ Prvt. beach, Fully Furn., cable, LED T.V. & wi-fi, 4bdrms, 2.5ba, 5 min. walk to Skaha Beach. $1800/mo+util., avail. now-May 30th, Ph: 778-4762079, 604-788-4979, or email: elaineallison01@gmail.com Oliver, 3bdrm, 1.5 bath, carport, RV parking, np, ns, pref mature adults, long term, $1300, (heat, electric & water incl.), call (250)498-8869 Snowbird Rental in Penticton, gated community, Nov. 1 to March 31, call (250)492-2729 for further info

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Townhouses 2bdrm, Baskin Gardens, renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, painted, f/s/w/d, fenced yard, large storage room, close to school, kids welcome, 1 small pet, $1050, Avail. Oct. 1, 250-490-9082

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2008 F350 Super Duty, 175km, lift kit, tires/rims, many extras $33,500 250-549-0644

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2008 Ford F250 4x4, ex cab, SB, auto, air, 139,000 kms, very well maintained, $10,500 obo 1-250-307-0505

Used Tires, Huge Selection of used tires and wheels in stock. We might have what you need. Prices vary according to size and quality. Starting at $25. Call us or drop in to Larsens Excel, 555 Okanagan Ave East 250-492-5630 Penticton

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2bdrm, walk-out + patio, near Cherry Lane/school, ns, np, w/d/f/s, $775, avail. Oct. 1, (250)486-1179

Cars - Domestic

JANICE, A delightful mistress for the discerning gentleman. Attractive, clean & affectionate, afternoons, Penticton, appointments only, 250-4601713, No text messages

1992 Chrysler LeBaron Convertible, looks & runs great, $1,200 obo 1-250-308-1630.

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PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Bylaw No. 2015-46 being a bylaw to exempt certain parcels of land and improvements from taxation for 2016 will be considered by City Council at the Regular Council meeting on Monday September 28, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. Those persons interested in viewing the proposed bylaw, may do so by attending City Hall Reception, 171 Main Street, Penticton, B.C. between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Name of Applicant Affordable Living for Today Society Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans in Canada, Unit 97 Care Closet Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 4281 Good Samaritan Canada Governing Council of the Salvation Army Corps 344 Governing Council of the Salvation Army Corps 344 Governing Council of the Salvation Army Corps 344 LUSO Canadian Multicultural Society Okanagan Boys & Girls Club Ooknakane Friendship Centre Penticton & District Community Arts Council Penticton & District Community Resource Society Penticton & District Community Resource Society Penticton & District Community Resource Society Penticton & District Community Resource Society Penticton & District Community Resource Society Penticton & District Community Resource Society Penticton & District Community Resource Society Penticton & District Emergency Program Society Penticton & District Hospice Society Penticton & District Minor Hockey Association Penticton & District Society for Community Living Penticton & District Society for Community Living Penticton & District Society for Community Living Penticton & District Society for Community Living Penticton & District Society for Community Living Penticton Art Gallery Penticton Community Garden Society Penticton Curling Club Penticton Early Childhood Education Society Penticton Elks Lodge 51 Penticton Golf & Country Club Penticton Golf & Country Club Penticton Horseshoe Pitchers Club Penticton Kinsmen Disability Resource Society Penticton Kiwanis Housing Society Penticton Lawn Bowling Club Penticton Masonic Building Association Penticton Safety Village Penticton Seniors Drop-In Centre Penticton Tennis Club Roman Catholic Bishop of Nelson for Birthright of Penticton Roman Catholic Bishop of Nelson for Penticton Recovery Resource Society Royal Canadian Legion #40 South Okanagan Similkameen Brain Injury Society South Okanagan Similkameen Brain Injury Society South Okanagan Similkameen Branch of the BCSPCA South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation South Okanagan Women in Need Society SS Sicamous Restoration Society SS Sicamous Restoration Society SS Sicamous Restoration Society Grand Total

Civic Address 245 Warren Ave 257 Brunswick St 574 Main St 1197 Main St 270 Hastings Ave 123 Nanaimo Ave E 2399 South Main St 318 Ellis St 135 Winnipeg St 1295 Manitoba St 146 Ellis St 220 Manor Park Ave 1140 Commercial Way 154 McPerson Cres 2434 Baskin St 2450 Baskin St 330 Ellis St 470 Edmonton Ave 500 Edmonton Ave 251 Dawson Ave 129 Nanaimo Ave W 325 Power St 180 Industrial Ave W 234 Van Horne St 252 Conklin Ave 393 Winnipeg St 453 Winnipeg St 199 Marina Way 480 Vancouver Ave 505 Vees Dr 104 - 550 Carmi Ave 343 Ellis St 600 Comox St 852 Eckhardt Ave W 2905 South Main St 216 Hastings Ave 150 Van Horne St 260 Brunswick St 416 Westminster Ave W 490 Edmonton Ave 2965 South Main St 675 Marina Way 200 Bennett Ave 397 Wade Ave W 502 Martin St 332 Eckhardt Ave W 742 Argyle St 2200 Dartmouth Dr 1748 Camrose St 1802 Camrose St Not Disclosed 1099 Lakeshore Dr 1101 Lakeshore Dr 1175 Lakeshore Dr

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Offer(s) available on select new 2015/2016 models through participating dealers to qualified retail customers who take delivery from September 1 to 30, 2015. Dealers may sell or lease for less. Some conditions apply. See dealer for complete details. Vehicles shown may include optional accessories and upgrades available at extra cost. All offers are subject to change without notice. All pricing includes delivery and destination fees up to $1,715, $22 AMVIC, $100 A/C charge (where applicable). Excludes taxes, licensing, PPSA, registration, insurance, variable dealer administration fees, fuel-fill charges up to $100, and down payment (if applicable and unless otherwise specified). Other lease and financing options also available. Φ0% financing for up to 84 months or up to $7,000 discount available on other select 2015 models. Discount is deducted from the negotiated purchase/lease price before taxes. Maximum $7,000 discount is offered on 2015 Optima Hybrid LX (OP74AF) only. Certain conditions apply. See your dealer for complete details. Representative Financing Example: Financing offer available on approved credit (OAC), on a new 2015 Forte Sedan LX MT (FO541F) with a selling price of $17,652 is based on monthly payments of $174 for 84 months at 0% with a $0 down payment and first monthly payment due at finance inception. Offer also includes $3,000 cash discount. Other taxes, registration, insurance and licensing fees are excluded. Δ$750 Celebration Bonus amounts are offered on select 2016 Sorento, 2015 Soul and 2015 Optima models and are deducted from the negotiated cash purchase, finance or lease price before taxes. Offer available from September 18 to 30, 2015 only while supplies last. Amounts vary by trim and model. Certain conditions apply. See your dealer for complete details. *Cash Purchase Price for the new 2015 Optima LX AT (OP742F)/2015 Optima Hybrid LX (OP74AF) is $20,702/$24,752 and includes a cash discount of $5,750 including $750 Celebration Bonus/$7,000 including $6,000 cash discount and $1,000 ECO credit. Dealer may sell for less. Other taxes, registration, insurance and licensing fees are excluded. Cash discounts vary by model and trim and are deducted from the negotiated selling price before taxes. ≠Representative Leasing Example: Lease offer available on approved credit (OAC), on new 2016 Sorento 2.4L LX FWD (SR75AG)/2015 Soul 1.6L LX+ MT (SO553F) with a selling price of $29,332/$20,632 is based on monthly payments of $286/$163 for 60/60 months at 1.9%/0%, $0 security deposit, $2,550/$1,600 down payment including $750/$750 Celebration Bonus and first monthly payment due at lease inception. Total lease obligation is $17,163/$9,758 with the option to purchase at the end of the term for $11,431/$9,275. Lease has 16,000 km/yr allowance (other packages available and $0.12/km for excess kilometres). ΩLease payments must be made on a monthly or bi-weekly basis but cannot be made on a weekly basis. Weekly lease payments are for advertising purposes only. ‡Model shown Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price for 2015 Soul SX Luxury (SO758F)/2015 Optima SX Turbo AT (OP748F)/2016 Sorento SX Turbo AWD (SR75IG) is $27,295/$34,895/$42,095. The Kia Soul received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles among compact multi-purpose vehicles in the proprietary J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Initial Quality StudySM. Study based on responses from 84,367 U.S. new-vehicle owners, measuring 244 models and measures opinions after 90 days of ownership. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of U.S. owners surveyed from February to May 2015. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com. The Kia Sorento received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles among midsize SUVs in the proprietary J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Initial Quality StudySM. Study based on responses from 84,367 U.S. new-vehicle owners, measuring 244 models and measures opinions after 90 days of ownership. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of U.S. owners surveyed from February to May 2015. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com. The 2015 Rio/2015 Forte/2015 Rondo were awarded with the Clef d’or “Best in Class” by L’Annuel de l’automobile 2015. Visit www.annuelauto.com for all the details. The 2016 Sorento/2015 Optima/2015 Sedona/2015 Soul were awarded the 2015 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for model year 2016/2015/2015/2015. U.S. models tested. Visit www.iihs.org for full details. Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov). 2015 Kia Soul awarded ALG Residual Value Award for highest resale value in its class. Based on ALG’s residual value forecast for the 2015 model year. ALG is the industry benchmark for residual values and depreciation data, www.alg.com. The all-new 2016 Kia Sorento was awarded the ‘iF Design Award’ for its outstanding design. The ‘iF Design Award’ is one of the world’s most important prizes for excellence in design, www.ifdesign.de. Information in this advertisement is believed to be accurate at the time of printing. For more information on our 5-year warranty coverage, visit kia.ca or call us at 1-877-542-2886. Kia is a trademark of Kia Motors Corporation.

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Wise customers read the fine print: *, †, ≥, >, ◆, §, ≈ The All Out Clearout Sales Event offers are limited time offers which apply to retail deliveries of selected new and unused models purchased from participating dealers on or after September 1, 2015. Offers subject to change and may be extended without notice. All pricing includes freight ($1,695) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees, other dealer charges and other applicable fees and taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. *Consumer Cash Discounts are offered on select new 2015 vehicles and are deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. †0% purchase financing available on select new 2015 models to qualified customers on approved credit through RBC, Scotiabank and TD Auto Finance. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. ≥3.49% purchase financing for up to 96 months available on new 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan Canada Value Package/2015 Dodge Journey Canada Value Package models through RBC, Scotiabank and TD Auto Finance. Examples: 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan Canada Value Package/2015 Dodge Journey Canada Value Package with a Purchase Price of $19,998/$19,998 (including applicable Consumer Cash Discounts) financed at 3.49% over 96 months with $0 down payment equals 416 weekly payments of $55/$55 with a cost of borrowing of $2,928/$2,928 and a total obligation of $22,926/$22,926. >3.49% purchase financing for up to 96 months available on new 2015 Dodge Dart SE (25A) models through RBC, Scotiabank and TD Auto Finance. The equivalent of $7/day for the 2015 Dodge Dart SE (25A) is equal to a Purchase Price of $17,498 financed at 3.49% over 96 months with $0 down payment, equals 416 weekly payments of $48 with a cost of borrowing of $2,562 and a total obligation of $20,060. §Starting from prices for vehicles shown include Consumer Cash Discounts and do not include upgrades (e.g. paint). Upgrades available for additional cost. ≈Sub-prime financing available on approved credit. Finance example: 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan CVP with a Purchase Price of $19,998 financed at 4.99% over 60 months, equals 260 weekly payments of $87 for a total obligation of $22,605. Some conditions apply. Down payment is required. See your dealer for complete details. **Based on 2014 Ward’s upper small sedan costing under $25,000. ^Based on IHS Automotive: Polk Canadian Vehicles in Operation data available as of July, 2014 for Crossover Segments as defined by Chrysler Canada Inc. TMThe SiriusXM logo is a registered trademark of SiriusXM Satellite Radio Inc. ®Jeep is a registered trademark of FCA US LLC used under license by Chrysler Canada Inc.

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