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Gearing up to oppose Cedar waterfront proposal Kathy Michaels STAFF REPORTER

What started as an effort by a few South Pandosy residents to quash a proposed waterfront development on Cedar Avenue has gained momentum. At a public hearing scheduled for next Tuesday, April 5, neighbourhood groups from across Kelowna plan to converge and shoot down city aspirations. “I’ve been dealing with these things for a long time, and this issue has them, they are really generally going to battle city hall on this one,” said John Harling, president of the Glenmore Val-

ley Community Association. Harling is talking about city plans to convert seven properties on the waterfront to a combination of park, commercial and residential space. The crux of the matter, it seems, is that the city plans to sell off a portion of the property to commercial interests, potentially for a four-storey development, so they can finance building a boardwalk, bird habitat and smaller park. But residents would rather it just be cleared for parkland. “There’s a real concern, and it’s not just attacking something for


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ICBC and RCMP join forces on Operation Lock Up Kathy Michaels STAFF REPORTER

Jon Schubert may be top dog at the province’s auto insurance corporation, but that doesn’t make him impervious to the problems every car own-


er faces—specifically, auto theft. “I once had my vehicle stolen…and you feel violated,” said ICBC’s president and chief executive officer, recalling the strangeness that came from seeing a hypodermic nee-

dle in the back seat of his car, once it was recovered. “I was really angry.” It’s a feeling, and a hefty cost, he says, ICBC wants to put an end to and it should be easier with Operation Lock Up, a program the insurance

agency, along with RCMP, introduced Thursday in Kelowna, Focusing on high theft risk vehicles—pre-2001 Plymouth/ Dodge Rams, Chevrolet/GMC 1500 to 3500s, Plymouth/ Dodge Caravans and Voya-

geurs, and Honda Civics— the insurance agency is getting proactive. Owners of those vehicles will receive a voucher for a free steering wheel lock, as well as prevention tips on actions they can take to protect

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Author creates world derived from real-life incident Jennifer Smith STAFF REPORTER


CANADIAN AUTHOR Emma Donoghue gives a reading from her award winning book, titled Room, at Okanagan College on Thursday afternoon.

Here to speak at the college and university about her latest novel, Room, Emma Donoghue’s first words to the people of Kelowna were oddly fitting. “I’ve never had to take a photograph of the room I was speaking in, but this is quite the room,” said Donoghue, who was short-listed for the Man Booker Prize for her book about a space not so dissimilar to the one she spent Thursday afternoon in, one imagines. The new wooden bubble, which makes the Okanagan College lecture theatre known as The Centre for Dialogue, feels a bit like a world removed from the campus. In the book, Room, Ma and Jack live in their own bubble of a world, in a room Jack has never seen beyond until he and his mother scheme a way for him to break free and discover the lovely place he’s only experienced in pictures. Donoghue opened the afternoon talk by reading from the scene where the boy pitches himself from a rolled up carpet in the back of a truck out into the world he’s never known. “The sky is the most enormous,” said Donoghue in a stunningly animated voice that left her audience with the clear impression she’s

heard this young voice in her head for some time. Originally scheduled to speak at the Okanagan Regional Library branch in downtown Kelowna, the author’s flight was cancelled, due to poor weather, and she was rescheduled to speak on both the OC and UBCO campuses Thursday. Publicity on this latest novel has kept her so busy she’s barely got time to write her next novel— about a murder in San Francisco— and spends near half the day finding ways to politely turn down engagements and requests. Funnily enough, the reality of literary superstardom she’s entered arrived in the form of a novel which could not be more removed from the hyper-connected pressure our new multi-media world places on those who make it. Lauded for it’s brilliant, stripped down dialogue, delivered by the five-year-old character Jack, Room begins in the simplest, yet often most complex, world possible— the relationship between mother and child. This interesting space had quite the impact on Donoghue’s own parenting as well. Her own son, Finn, was four when she heard about the Fritzl case, in which a 42-year-old woman emerged from being confined in a concealed corridor for 24 years by her father, and got inspired.

As her son was five by the time she was writing the book, she borrowed heavily from his speech patterns, trying to figure out the language through his eyes—though her son and the character are quite different. Unlike the few cases of people who have been confined by captors, Donoghue’s story is largely quite clean. She does not go into the damage the child would likely have suffered, choosing instead to make it a book about how strange the world we know and take for granted really is. In doing her research, though, she said governments provided plenty of material from people who are placed in solitary confinement. “Governments are the psychopaths on mass,” she said, adding that cases of those who were placed in solitary confinement taught her that her character should not fall apart until after the stress is gone. It is not until years later that most former prisoners suffer the consequences, she said, noting it is often a social phobia which emerges, though it was this very social contact they earned for when locked away. Donoghue also spoke on the UBC campus Thursday evening.


Rehabilitated hawk to return to Knox Mountain Park haunt Judie Steeves STAFF REPORTER

A red-tailed hawk injured in Knox Mountain Park has now been rehabilitated and will be released back into the park

on Sunday. The raptor was taken in by the South Okanagan Rehabilitation Centre for Owls about a month ago. SORCO is a non-profit organization supported entirely by donations from

the public, with no government funding. It has been operating for many years on the basis of donations and volunteers’ efforts. The rehab centre takes in injured and orphaned

birds of prey, treats and cares for them so they can be released back into the wild. Every effort is made to release birds to the spot they were found injured so they can reunite with

their mates and go back to hunting in familiar territory. SORCO is not a zoo and is not open to the public. It was built and designed as a hospital and clinic for sick birds. Hu-

man contact causes stress on the birds, particularly damaging when they’re in ill health. To donate to SORCO and learn more about the organization, go to the website at: www.sor- The public is invited to watch the release now the red-tailed hawk has been returned to good health, at 2 p.m., April 3, inside the park. Bring your camera.

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Farmers’ market moves back outside Judie Steeves STAFF REPORTER

When the Kelowna Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market moves back into the open air, it must be spring. This Saturday, you’ll find it at the corner of Springfield Road and Dilworth Drive, with dozens of vendors selling fruits and vegetables, other farm products, prepared foods and handmade crafts. Market manager Bob Callioux says the market has grown from four vendors in 1995 to 165 today, and markets are held every Wednesday and Saturday mornings and Thursday evenings at the Dilworth Drive location, through until the end of October. The Thursday evening market doesn’t begin until June 2 and concludes Sept. 1. Wednesday and Saturday markets open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Although the market currently operates outside through fall, then moves into the Parkinson Recreation Centre for the winter months, efforts are underway to

find a permanent, year-round location for it. Callioux says the board is working on a business plan and has a particular site in mind, but it’s not expected there’ll be any announcement in the near future. He says there’s a real sense of community at the market where consumers can forge relationships with the farmers who grow their food and the artisans who created a food or other item. All items are handmade, homebaked or farm grown, and they include some of the best products in the Okanagan, he says. He invites people to take the time to have breakfast or lunch there and sample some of the many ethnic foods available from the more than 20 vendors offering prepared foods. “We believe in the experience of farmers’ markets, where the goal is to build a fun atmosphere, which we achieve by hosting numerous festival days, games and community involvement for customers to participate in,” noted Callioux.

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Anti-theft device being promoted “This is truly an integrated effort that brings the community together to promote safer neighbourhoods,” said Schubert, talking about the program that will allow ICBC customers to protect their own vehicles from theft. From 2003 to 2010, Kelowna’s auto theft

numbers dropped from 520 to 400, but a concerted effort to reduce the incentive to steal could go a long way to improving the numbers more. Already there’s one ready to take on the task. Kelowna resident Danielle Robinson has a pre-2001 Honda Civic, and was the recipient of a new, yellow CLUB this afternoon.


“It will take getting used to,” she remarked, noting that it was something she was willing to do. It was also remarkably simple to use, she added. While the CLUB and other anti-theft devices of its kind are far from new technology, Const. Steve Holmes said he’d go so far as to recommend them for cars that have even more advanced anti-theft measures installed. They offer a visible

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what will happen as time goes by. The city owns a number of waterfront properties and, he said, the idea that they could all be converted to commercial space doesn’t resonate. So, the buck will stop, at Cedar Avenue, if they have anything to do with

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it. “The Residents Associations request that council votes against the application to rezone the properties to be part commercial. A new motion should be proposed to allow a review of the subject properties in direct consultation with the actual stakeholders (residents),” reads a letter signed from the collective. “These properties have been purchased by the citizens and should not be sold for a multi-storey development. This waterfront land has to be preserved for future generations as was the intention of City Council at the time it began to acquire the properties. The city frequently reminds us that it promotes green and sustainable decisions; here is an opportunity to demonstrate this by having these properties become a full park, not just a token boardwalk along the waterfront.” Neighbourhood groups aren’t the only ones getting in on the action, either. The lobbying arm of the business community have also put in their two cents. “The Kelowna Cham-


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ber has reviewed both the pros and cons of this proposed rezoning of the Abbott Street park,” reads a letter penned by past chamber president Wesley Shields. “The chamber recognizes that the city must weigh the preservation of this park in relation to other factors. “To this end, the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce encourages the city of Kelowna to consider the Abbott Street park in relation to the overall park strategy.” They went on to say that the direction set out with Cedar Avenue was at odds with plans to keep park space as a means to attract and retain high quality talent in the community, keeping with urban planner Richard Florida’s vision. City planners have said their proposal is the best way to ensure a lively flow of activity around beaches. The April 5 public hearing has been rescheduled to begin at 5 p.m. Agenda items include a heritage revitalization agreement for 862 Bernard Ave., and zoning changes for 935 Gibson Rd., 3399 East Kelowna Rd. and 1810-1824 Gordon Dr. Consideration of the application for the Cedar Avenue Redevelopment along Abbott Street will follow and members of the public wishing to speak to this matter can attend the meeting anticipated to begin at 7 p.m. Council meeting agendas can be downloaded from the city website at

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Six people arrested in drug bust A drug search at a home on Swainson Road in Kelowna on Tuesday has led to the arrest of six people. One female and five males, ranging in age from 25 to 45 years, were arrested at the scene. All of the arrested individuals are Kelowna residents. As a result of the search, drugs, firearms and a large amount of money were seized. All of the suspects were released on Promises to Appear in court at a later date and will be facing recommended charges which include possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of unregistered firearms. The investigation is ongoing.

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House party turns into brawl Police believe the attack on a number of people at a West Kelowna party over the weekend was in retaliation for a fight at the party earlier in the night. Around 12:45 a.m. Saturday, police were called about a disturbance at a party in the 3000-block of Cougar

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Jane Muskens families do you know of where one parent, usually the father, works out of town in places such as Grande Prairie or Fort McMurray? So what happened? From 1971 to 2006 there has been a downward trend in labour mobility rates to a low of 0.9 per cent in 2004. This contrasts with the 1990s when some provinces saw as many as 3.6 per cent of their workers leave. What is happening today is that some workers will move and others will not. Apparently workers in Quebec and Ontario are the least likely to leave their home province for work. Age is another factor, the younger the worker the more likely they will move for employment but this is changing as young workers without a postsecondary education may find they won’t receive the wage they need to justify leaving home. This is especially an issue today when we are coping with price increases in food and transportation. Those who lived in small towns with less than 15,000 people were more likely to move for employment compared to those living in cities greater than 500,000.

Smaller communities tend to have fewer opportunities for young workers, chances are many moved to either attend college or university, to work or, in some cases, both. The biggest factor influencing mobility rates is the unemployment rate. People will move away if they can’t find work and are enduring economic hardship. In various communities across the country if the unemployment rate increases by one per cent there is a direct correlation with increased labour migration. This is probably why you see so many people move to resource-based growth economies such as Alberta and Northern B.C. Based on income, those with annual incomes of less than $25,000 are more likely to migrate for employment. Those with incomes between $25,000 and $100,000 are more likely to remain. What’s interesting is that those making $100,000 or more were similar to the lower income earners and had a higher rate of labour migration. Other variables that influenced workers to move were loss of EI benefits and receipt of social assistance. Labour mobility is important because it reduces the overall national unemployment rate as workers move to where the jobs are. It also has many advantages in terms of national economic perfor-



mance. Economists would coin it the efficient re-allocation or workers from provinces with lower productivity to provinces with higher productivity. On the other hand, labour mobility tends to increase disparities and leads to a redistribution of human capital from poorer to richer provinces. It also impacts on family dynamics as parents must live away from their children and young families raise their children with the support of grandparents. It can erode our sense of extended family and community, although some would argue that social media and other technology has helped families stay connected. Post-secondary education plays a significant role as it provides workers with greater capacity to take control of their destiny, including where they want to live. With any credential, it’s that paper that will give you the edge you are looking for and that can include staying where you are or moving somewhere else for work. Jane Muskens is the registrar at Okanagan College.

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Retirement beckons for groundbreaking bus driver Kathy Michaels STAFF REPORTER

Blazing a smile bright as the headlights on the Greyhound she was stepping out of Wednesday afternoon, Kelowna’s Colleen Snelson bid adieu to her job and took a place in history. “I was one of the first women to drive a Greyhound bus 30 years ago and I was the first female driving instructor 10 years ago,” she said, while in the midst of friends and family who gathered to congratulate her on Wednesday’s ride, which was just as monumental as her first two achievements. That’s when she became the first woman to retire from a full career with Greyhound Canada —something her boss said made her a “groundbreaker.” These day the idea that there are basic gender barriers still being run-over may seem unusual, but



Snelson remembers them well. “It took me three years to get hired, and the guys I worked with were good,” she said. “But I have a few stories about the passengers —the guys would harass you, and the women wouldn’t ride with you.” Some may not have wanted to get on the bus with Snelson at the wheel, but 30 years of exemplary driving proves how

wrong they, and stereotypes about women drivers, really were. “You know, I went to college to do social work, but when I was upset, I’d always go for a drive,” she said, remembering she was living in Northern B.C., when the idea to take a commercial driving course struck her fancy. “It was $30 and I’m glad I’m here—even though I took all those years of college.” From the smiles on the faces of her son and two grandchildren, however, it’s even better knowing she’s at the end of a journey thousands of kilometres long. “I pulled the first trip with her, and my son did the last,” said Snelson’s son, Russ Meyers, recalling that his mother had a busy career that made for strange lifetime highlights. “I spent every Christmas on a Greyhound,” he said.


COLLEEN SNELSON gets a “welcome in” and “job well done” handshake from Rick Peterson, regional manager safety and security for Greyhound when Colleen drove her bus from Vancouver to Kelowna on Thursday—her last trip before retiring. She is the first women to retire after a full career driving for the bus line. When someone else pointed out that they had a similar experience, he cheerfully pointed out, “But you had a destination—(the bus) was my destination.”

And if his demeanor didn’t prove he didn’t mind it at all, his career path does. Meyers also became a professional driver, today working for fuel com-

panies. “Learning how to drive wasn’t that easy, though,” he said. “She was the driving instructor.” With her driving career

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he current hot federal election topic is debates, sparked by discussion about the exclusion of Green Party leader Elizabeth May from the televised leaders’ debates. The decision to exclude May was made by the ”Broadcast Consortium,” a shadowy group of television executives who seem unlikely to qualify as the best guardians of democracy. In 2008, they also decided to exclude May, and only allowed her in after sustained public pressure. The same thing may hap-

pen again. However, some positive ideas have come out of this latest discussion. Both Stephen Harper and Michael Ignatieff have expressed interest in a one-on-one debate, and that would be a debate worth watching. The five-person debate in 2008 wasn’t worthwhile. It was mainly an exercise in interruption, shouting and fingerpointing, with few real opportunities to find out where leaders stood on issues.

The fact is, only Harper and Ignatieff have a chance to form government and be prime minister. Jack Layton will be, at best, a junior partner in a coalition government — and that seems unlikely, given that Ignatieff has said he won’t form a coalition. Gilles Duceppe is nothing other than a major league irritant. His party isn’t interested in any part of Canada outside Quebec and he does not deserve to be in the English-language leaders’ debates. He is only seek-

ing the votes of French-speaking Quebeckers. May leads a party which attracts significant but shallow interest. It gained less than seven per cent of the national vote in 2008. There should be at least one debate featuring only Harper and Ignatieff. Additional debates featuring the five leaders (in French), with Duceppe excluded from the allparty English debate, would give voters enough chance to check them all out.

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or a couple of groggy minutes, I thought I’d pulled a lazy woman’s Rip Van Winkle, slept through several days, managing to wake up just in time for April Fool’s Day. I woke up to flashing BlackBerry lights heralding two emails from friends abroad, where news stories about how Kelowna could be home to a Jetsons-inspired monorail through the city had been pasted. “Isn’t this cool?” read the subject line of one e-letter. Another was titled; “things have changed a lot since I left.” Sure, the planning mindset of the Okanagan Valley has changed since the 1980s and ’90s. Even those who

live near hotly-debated Cedar Avenue would breathe a sigh of relief on that one if they conjured the word “strip mall,” but a futuristic monorail is just as likely as the Canadian government being dumped. Well, maybe five times less likely? Regardless, the story within explained that someone was pitching council to take a serious look at a magnetized monorail to ease commuter congestion. NASA and SkyTran are working on technology that would allow commuters travelling in two-person pods

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KATHARTIC the “levitation technol-

ogy” already in play with high-speed trains, it explained. Not that I have anything against pipeKathy dreams, or even podMichaels trains, but the Okanagan isn’t exactly the first place I imagine when I think of futuristic endeavors. We got our first highway walkover in the last year, and conversations about installing a downtown trolley only came to an end in the last couple of months. While the idea is a bit far out for the valley, the fact it struck me as so

ludicrous, and not hopeful, piqued one of my greatest personal fears. There’s a distinct possibility I am sinking into the thing I most enjoy shaking a finger of derision at. I, too, am becoming Old School—and not in the good way. And it’s not even the first time I’ve become aware of the change. There are times when I come down from the hillside, catch sight of a new development and inhale sharply with disgust at the sight of a proliferation of buildings. There are moments, when the idea that another lakefront property makes my wrinkle deepen, and I wax on about the good ol’ days, when nobody wanted to live here—including

myself. Problem is, people do want to live here now. The Okanagan is growing up, and Kelowna is trying to eke out an identity as a dynamic waterfront city—emphasis on the word dynamic, please. And, instead of digging in and waxing on about times gone by, as some are doing with this Cedar Avenue plan, it would be nice if some constructive comments would come to the fore when city planners offer new ideas. After all, we really don’t want time and opportunities to pass us by. Kathy Michaels is a staff reporter for the Kelowna Capital News.

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Coalition not needed, alliance will do To the editor: A Liberal-NDP alliance won’t work without the Bloc. Jack Layton’s comments—“I have said I will work to ensure the ideas we campaigned on have the best possible chance of being implemented in Parliament”—certainly gives you the sense he would be willing to form a coalition with the Liberals. Michael Ignatieff initially refused to rule it out, but, when he realized it wasn’t playing well politically, decided to categorically deny any such intention. However, what would happen if the election result were similar to our last one—a distinct possibility? The Conservatives would be well out in front but the other three parties would still have a majority in the house. As the largest party, the Governor General would be obliged to offer the Conservatives the oppor-

tunity of forming a government. Given the bad blood between the Conservatives and the other three parties, it is distinctly possible, even likely, that (the others) would agree to bring down the government at their earliest convenience given their ideological similarity. To do so would not require a coalition, merely an agreement. Since the Conservatives would have more MPs than any other two parties combined, any Liberal-NDP alliance would, necessarily, have to depend on the Bloc’s support or else it would fail. Effectively, the Bloc would have veto power over any serious measures proposed by such an alliance. In that scenario, whenever the separatists snap their fingers, you know which dogs will bark. It is the presence of an indigestible Bloc (pun intended), that makes it difficult for any national party to earn a majority in the House

of Commons. However, the Conservatives have promised to end the taxpayer supported stipend every party receives for every vote cast their way in the past election ($2 per year per vote). The Bloc has virtually no private fund raising. Over 90 per cent of their finances come from this subsidy. Withdrawing it would cripple the Bloc and give the federalist parties a significant advantage in Quebec. However, no Bloc-supported alliance would end this subsidy. The only national party that can govern without the Bloc’s support are the Conservatives. It’s time Canadians give them a majority and help end the spectre of a separatist party determining the policies and legislation of our national Parliament. Bruce Parsons, West Kelowna

Council can still redeem itself re Cedar decision To the editor: In the matter of the Cedar Avenue development I would like to add my two cents worth. My dad was a waterfront homeowner in the Cedar Avenue area for about 22 years. He sold to the City of Kelowna in November 1993. My dad considered this sale for probably two years before finally selling. His main reason for selling was the fact that the city had bought several properties in the area and as a result of that the neighbourhood had changed dramatically. No longer was it an owner-occupied area with the usual pride of home ownership making the area a very desirable spot to live. This

bothered him to see this change happening with no end in sight. He contacted the city to see what was going on and was told that the city was buying up properties as they became available and that the city planned to turn it all into a park some time in the future. The city wondered if my dad was interested in selling. He said he would let them know. Reluctantly in the end my dad negotiated a deal and he moved on. At no time did the city ever suggest that anything commercial would be developed there. Why would or wouldn’t they? It was his understanding as was mine that this area one day would be another beautiful park for the citizens of

Kelowna to enjoy. Now it appears the city has other plans and although I can appreciate the fact that selling the land for development at today’s price is a nice windfall for the city, is it the right thing to do? I think not, for two reasons: 1. It is not what the city said they were going to do when all these citizens agreed to sell there properties. The documents clearly state that the properties were purchased to be used as parkland. 2. Should the city be in the land development business or any business in competition against private enterprise? Should the city be developing property to take business

away from the Pandosy Street area? Our family had a business on Pandosy Street for 25 years and I know the joy of running your own business and I know some of the struggles of doing so. Competition from private enterprise is welcome anytime. Not only has the city for years been in competition with private enterprise—renting out these properties—it now wants to see the properties developed for commercial use as well. Not only has the city affected the area negatively, in my opinion, with its initial purchases for the past 30 years, it now does not want to do what is for the greatest good of the community and the

city for the next 50 to 100 years or more. Rumour has it that although council may not have all the facts and are content to spin the info, that this is a done deal. I sure hope not. Wake up council, have a vision, look to the future and do the right thing. As letter writer Michael Neill wrote: “They ain’t making waterfront anymore.” City council, this is your chance to once again make this area a wonderful property we all can be proud of and enjoy. Do the right thing. Don Fraser, Kelowna

this decision had no bearing on council. The city’s study was completed in March 2004. It is antiquated, if not completely irrelevant today. Presently we are in the midst of a densification of the Pansosy area. Multi-family units are either built, being built, or being planned for both sides of Pandosy and up to Lakeshore and Richter Streets. With this increase of family units there is also a huge increase in commercial space being offered. There is land already dedicated to multifamily developments which currently sit idle and much more suitable land available for housing and commercial. This growth should predicate the city to keep already purchased waterfront park space for the needs already required by growth. Currently our lakefront

parks are reaching their capacity even without taking into consideration our city’s growth. We will most likely never again have the opportunity to acquire such an expanse of waterfront. This park will be used by residents in all areas in the city, as well as those visiting, or using our services at Kelowna General Hospital. We have another jewel to add to the crown of this great city. Lets not lose this gift for all Kelowna residents, visitors and, most importantly, generations to come. I challenge city council to make public their case for turning this open park space to development. The only factor that I can possibly imagine is the need for money. Is this rezoning in keeping with the city’s ideals of being green, livable, sustainable, and a prudent use of tax-

payers money? We have a responsibilty to leave this city a better place, part of a proud legacy for future generations. Would another waterfront project or open park be more in keeping with responsible planning? I hope the residents

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Public-use waterfront is a rare commodity here To the editor: I have great concern and questions that plague me in regarding the lakefront property at Cedar Avenue. It is a shame that all but one city councillor voted to sell this waterfront asset to a developer. As per city documentation, dated September 15, 1992, this land was purchased by us, the taxpayers, for a neighbourhood park similar to Kinsmen and Strathcona Parks. What a gift to have forward looking city staff with concern for future needs nine years ago. Fast forward to today I see the potential for a fatal decision to develop this land. Having attended the Advisory Planning Commission, meeting one felt a glimmer of hope as they listened to residents’ concerns and turned down the application to abolish the park space. Unfortunately,

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of Kelowna stand together to help stop this loss of parkland. Attend the public meeting April 5, write letters to mayor and council, be proud that you had a hand to keeping the city green and inviting now and forever. K. Dodds, Kelowna

Express yourself We welcome letters that comment in a timely manner about stories and editorials published in the Capital News. Letters under 200 words will be given priority in considering them for publication. We reserve the right to edit for clarity, brevity, legality and taste. Letters sent directly to reporters may be treated as letters to the editor. Letters must bear the name, address and telephone number of the writer. Names will be withheld at the editor’s discretion, only under exceptional circumstances. E-mail letters to, fax to 763-8469 or mail to The Editor, Capital News, 2495 Enterprise Way, Kelowna, B.C., V1X 7K2. Dave Lytton

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A VARIETY OF spring bulbs can provide bloom from March to May. Many are drought tolerant, going dormant after blooming, when the natural supply of water in the Okanagan dries up. This leaves space for summer and fall blooming plants. I’ve seen success with a variety of materials such as well-rotted manure from a local farmer, Classic Compost from Dean at the Farmer’s Market, Glengrow from the City landfill and Nature’s Gold. Whatever you use, it must be well-rotted and free of weed seeds. This approach saves time and money. A single application is enough to slowly and naturally feed your lawn throughout the growing season. Over the years I’ve heard many complaints from people about having to mow their lawns too often. When asked if they recently applied a chemical fertilizer, inevitably the answer is yes. What a make-work project. And the water meter is spinning faster because more water is needed to support the fertilizer-induced burst of growth. Such fertilizers are high in salts, creating a chemical imbalance in the soil, which destroys essential soil micro-organisms, and leads to a dependency on regular applications of chemical fertilizers. That creates more work and more expense. They can also leach into ground water and end up contaminating drinking water. On the other hand, a mulch of organic mat-

ter adds a full spectrum of nutrients to the soil. As it breaks down, it builds up the soil. If your lawn is on compacted or poor ground, aerate it before applying the mulch. The mulch will fill the holes and help improve the soil even faster. For poor lawns, mulching again in the fall will help. Organic matter helps retain soil moisture, making your lawn more drought tolerant. Twenty-four per cent of all water used in the Okanagan Valley goes to irrigate domestic landscapes. Much of this is used to keep lawns green. To learn more about how to reduce water use and maintenance time in your yard, I invite you to attend one of my two night xeriscape classes. Start dates are April 6, April 20, and May 4. Check the website or call me for more information and to register. Watch for early blooming xeriscape plants—spring bulbs, forsythia, and the white bloom of wild Saskatoon bushes—on hillsides around the Okanagan. Gwen Steele is executive-director of the nonprofit Okanagan Xeriscape Association. Learn more about Gardening with Nature and plants for the Okanagan on the website at 250-762-6018

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Professor to serve as editor-in-chief of academic journal James Hull, associate professor of history at UBC Okanagan, has been named the new editor-inchief of Scientia Canadensis, the academic journal of the Canadian Science and Technology Historical Association. CSTHA president Bertrum MacDonald says the executive committee unanimously selected Hull because they knew he would bring considerable experience and energy to the position. “Hull is an active scholar, primarily of the history of technology in Canada, and has already developed a publishing agenda for the journal that will continue to advance understanding and appreciation of Canada’s important scientific and technical heritage,” said MacDonald. Hull’s current research focuses on the history of science and industry in Canada, in particular the history of industrial research, technical education and the role of scientific and technical experts. His most recent published paper examined the role of the city engineer in late Victorian Toronto. “Hull is one of Canada’s leading scholars of the history of Canadian science and technology and his appointment to this editor-in-chief position reflects the esteem in which he is held among his peers,” noted UBC professor and unit head Peter Wylie. “Scientia Canadensis is the leading journal in the field. I am sure he will prove to be a very fine editor of this important and highly-regarded journal, and his appointment brings great credit both to himself and to UBC’s Okanagan campus.” As the new editor-inchief, Hull says he is looking forward to the opportunity to contribute to the development of a field with which he has been associated since its origin. “I was present at the first conference on the Study of the History of Canadian Science and Technology held at Queen’s University (Kingston) in 1978,” said Hull. “This conference led, two years later, to the formation of the CSTHA. “Since my graduate student days I have been

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as for aquatic life on both sides of the international border. Just something we should be aware of. This week I wrote about a new study resulting in a recommendation that 85-metre zones of protection be set up around all drinking water reservoirs and the streams carrying that water to treatment plants for domestic use. That wouldn’t mean no one could enter the zone, but it would prevent all machines, construction or other disturbances to the natural vegetation in that zone. Aquatic biologist Heather Larratt pointed out that not only is New York purchasing back its watershed, but even countries like China and Chile are taking that expensive and controversial step to protect domestic water supplies from contamination. It’s not unheard of here, with both the Greater Vancouver and Victoria areas’ watersheds closed to people. Period. Yet, here in the Okanagan, people from all over the country and beyond our borders are invited to come and camp, fish, hike, hunt and ride their trail bikes through our watersheds and in some instances, through our streams as well. That’s in addition to the industrial activity permitted in those watersheds, including logging, mining and road-building. It makes you wonder. Judie Steeves writes about outdoors issues for the Capital News.

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ccording to the old English rhyme, we should expect March winds and April showers to bring forth May flowers—but there was no mention of snowstorms. So, Sunday while I hiked in a wet blizzard, I tried to pretend it wasn’t happening. The buttercups, heads bowed down to the ground under the wet, white stuff, testified that it wasn’t March winds, but nearly-April snow. They were just about as impressed as I was. It being spring break, we took the grandkids out into the forest for a picnic this week, planning to char a few wieners and maybe some marshmallows as well. We didn’t get very far out of town, or very high in elevation, before all side roads off the main forest service road were blocked still by several feet of dirty snow. Even turning the truck around was a bit of a challenge as deep piles of snow lined the muddy road on either side. Instead of deep in the forest, we had to light our fire just off the main road, further down— but the hotdogs were delicious and that woodsmoke smell accompanied us home as a reminder of summer outings camping in the wild. Melting snow is now filling creek beds and rushing into the main valley lakes, although cold nights are slowing the process this spring. It’s also a couple of weeks late, with cro-

The people of Japan need your support!

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Reporter, photographer nominated for editorial contest awards Capital News editorial staff members are up for four awards at two upcoming newspaper industry editorial contests. Reporter Judie Steeves has been nominated in the category of best agriculture story in the Canadian Community Newspapers Association editorial contest for her feature about the decline of the irrigation districts in the Okanagan. In the same contest, photographer Sean Connor is nominated in the best feature photo category along with Jon Borgstrom of the Georgetown/Acton (Ont.) Independent/Free Press, and Don Denton of the Victoria News In the B.C./Yukon Community Newspaper Association editorial competition, Steeves and Connor are also nominated for awards. Steeves is nominated—along

with Cheryl Rossi of the Vancouver Courier and Vivian Belik of the Whitehorse, Yukon News—in the business writing category for her feature on the growth of the Okanagan wine industry. Connor is nominated in the photo essay category for his feature on RCMP’s efforts to crackdown on gang criminal activity, nominated along with Jenna Hauck, from the Chilliwack Progress and Susan Lundy from the Gulf Islands Driftwood. The Capital News has also been nominated for its circulation category for best overall community newspaper along with the Naniamo News Bulletin and Surrey, North Delta Leader. The Capital News won this award last year. The CCCNA and BCYCNA awards banquet will take place in Richmond on April 29 and 30 respectively.


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Kelowna Rockets sweep PG Cougars out of the way Alistair McInnis BLACK PRESS SPORTS

The Kelowna Rockets were facing a Prince George Cougars team that came into the playoffs having won four of their last five regular season games. The Rockets halted that momentum in a big way in the opening round of the Western Hockey League playoffs, sweeping the Cougars in four straight games. The final nail in the coffin came Wednesday night at CN Centre, the Rockets ending the Cougars season with a 4-2 triumph. Far from a pretty playoff series, mistakes were made on both ends. But for the Cougars, they were more evident. The Rockets rose to the occasion when it mattered most, outscoring the Cougars 12-2 in third periods. And in the second and third games, the Cougars opened up two-goal leads late in the second period. The result even surprised Rockets head coach Ryan Huska, who prepared his players for a sixor seven-game series. “To me, it was a funny


KELOWNA ROCKETS forward Andreas Stene tries maintaining possession of the puck around the defence of

Prince George Cougars forward Wilson Dumais during Wednesday evening’s Western Hockey League playoff game at CN Centre. The Rockets defeated the Cougars 4-2 to sweep their best-of-seven opening round series. series. It was a lot closer than four games, to be honest with you,” he said. “I thought Prince George worked very hard and they probably deserved a little better fate in some of the

games. We got some good bounces and in the end, our third periods were good periods for us.” The Cougars lost captain and leading scorer Brett Connolly early

in Game 1, last Friday in Kelowna, with a shoulder injury. While he missed the rest of the series, two other injured Cougars forwards watched from the bleachers Wednesday

night. Charles Inglis and Nick Buonassisi were on the shelf with upper-boy injuries. “We’re missing 100 goals that were sitting in the stands tonight too.

It’s a tough thing,” Cougars head coach Dean Clark said. “You need all your best players and your best players have to be your best guys at the right time of the year. Our guys played hard. We just made too many mistakes and it cost us.” Arguably the biggest momentum shift in Game 4 came early in the third period. Forward James Dobrowolski appeared to tie the game 2-2 when he lifted a backhand shot, the puck finding its way past Rockets goalie Adam Brown. But the referee waved off the goal, ruling that Taylor Stefishen was in the crease. Shortly after, the Rockets scored to take a 3-1 lead. Forward Shane McColgan rushed into the Cougars zone, picking up his own rebound and sliding the puck past Cougars starter Ty Rimmer. With two goals and an assist, McColgan led all scorers. Defenceman Zak Stebner (one goal, one assist) and forward Mitchell Callahan (two assists) had two-point games for Kelowna. Defenceman Damon Severson scored the Rockets’ other goal. Forward Alex Fors-

berg, a Cougars call-up, got the home team within one with a goal 8:15 into the third. For Forsberg, the first overall selection in the last year’s bantam draft, the goal was his first in the WHL. Defenceman Sena Acolatse scored the Cougars’ first goal. The Cougars outshot the Rockets 35-31 and finished 1-for-6 with the man advantage. Kelowna scored once on four power-play chances. With the sweep, the Rockets will get extra time off before they begin round two. If results go as expected, they’ll meet the Portland Winterhawks. Rockets forward Evan Bloodoff has served his four-game suspension for charging Vancouver Giants defenceman Joel Rogers during a regularseason game on March 19, and will join his teammates in the second round. “We’ve got some time. I think we got to get some of the bumps and bruises out, and then I think it’s just the same sort of things we did leading up to this series,” Huska said. “Whoever we may get in the next round, we have to be ready to play and play hard for 60 minutes.”


Brown a goaltender shooters can’t figure a way around He may not be up for WHL Western Conference goalie of the year, but don’t tell that to opposing shooters who have been trying to solve Rockets goalie Adam Brown this season. The Western Hockey League announced Thursday that Brown has

been named the Vaughn WHL Goaltender of the Month for March. It marks the second time this season that Brown has been named goalie of the month, the only WHL goalie to win the award twice. The 19 year-old goaltender posted a 6-2 rec-

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ord through his last eight regular season games in March, posting a 1.61 goals-against average and .944 save percentage. He started all but two games for the Rockets during the month which included a five game win streak and stopping 218 of 231 shots faced.

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Brown’s consistent play helped the Rockets capture their first WHL BC Division title since 2004, finishing the season with a 43-28-0-1 record for 87 points and second spot in the Western Conference standings. His efforts also earned him a Three Star selection in

four games through the regular season in March, with two being 1st Stars. He also won all four games in the Rockets first round playoff sweep of the Prince George Cougars. Brown, from Yorba Linda, CA, is in his third season with the Kelowna

Rockets. Originally drafted by the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the 1st round (6th overall) in the 2006 WHL Bantam Draft, Brown joined the Rockets for the 2008-09 season. He finished the 2010-11 WHL regular season 5th among all WHL goaltenders with a 2.59 GAA and

0.916 save percentage. Despite being the only goalie to win the monthly award twice, Brown wasn’t nominated as WHL Western Conference goalie of the year and was also left off of the WHL Western Conference first and second all star teams.

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Midget AAAs on way to Pacific championship The Thompson Okanagan Female Midget AAA Rockets have advanced to the Pacific female hockey championship and are one step away from the national female midget championships. The midget AAA Rockets defeated the Kootenay Wildcats in three games in a best-of-three playoff series to claim the 2010-2011 B.C. Female Midget AAA Championship. The Rockets came out a bit slow in game one on Friday as Kootenay won the first game of the series 3-1. Emily Gervais scored the only goal for the Rockets who were faced with a do or die game the very next day. The Rockets regrouped during the day

and came out strong in game two on Saturday and defeated the Wildcats by a score of 3-2. Maggie Shykula Ross, Mackenzie Barrie and Kelsey Freudenberger did the scoring for the Rockets as they forced a third and deciding game three. A large crowd was on hand Sunday to watch the very exciting final game. After the first period the Rockets had a 2-1 lead but Kootenay tied the game in the second period and the teams would go to the third knotted at 2-2. The Rockets scored the eventual game winner part way through the third period and then aggressively played the rest of the game to keep the Wildcats out of their zone and were victorious to win



THE B.C. champion Thompson Okanagan Rockets

celebrate after winning the B.C. female major midget league last weekend. the BC FMAAA 20102011 Provincial Championship. Scoring for the Rockets was Bre Frasca, Colby Williams and Emily Ger-

vais who had the winning in the 3-2 victory. The Rockets team consists of players and staff from Penticton, Princeton, Summerland, Westside,

Kelowna, Lake Country, Vernon, Salmon Arm and Kamloops. The team now heads to Edmonton for the Pacific Midget Championships where the sledding will be extremely tough. The Rockets will face off against host team the Edmonton Thunder, who swept Okanagan in last year’s regional and are looking to claim their third straight Pacific Female Midget Championship title. If they do that, Edmonton will become the only team in Esso Cup history to make three straight appearances at Canada’s National Female Midget Championship. The Esso Nationals take place from April 17 to 23.

WORKSAFEBC – WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BOARD OF B.C. HEREBY GIVES NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY REGULATION (BC Reg. 296/97, as amended) The proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (“OHSR”) pertain to: • Part 4, General Conditions – relating to a third option to protect workers assigned to work alone in a late night retail premises.This third option is proposed because some employers have found it impracticable to install barriers to separate workers from the public or alternatively employ two workers on shift during late night hours; • Part 6, Substance Specific Requirements; and consequential amendments to Part 20, Construction, Excavation and Demolition – relating to updating asbestos requirements; • Part 6, Substance Specific Requirements – relating to updating the reference to the Pesticide Control Act; • Part 9, Confined Spaces – relating to clarifying that atmospheric testing must be conducted by a qualified person; • Part 12, Tools, Machinery and Equipment – relating to safer driven-feed mobile chipper requirements; • Part 14, Cranes and Hoists – relating to updating the reference to the Elevating Devices Safety Act; • Part 15, Rigging – relating to clarifying the correct number of wire rope clips to be used in wire rope splices; • Part 16, Mobile Equipment – relating to the requirement for trailer units with a dump box to have a permanently affixed mechanical device capable of supporting the empty box in the raised position; • Part 20, Construction, Excavation and Demolition – relating to new requirements that concrete pumps and placing booms meet the requirements of CSA Standard Z151-09; • Part 23, Oil and Gas – relating to updating the reference to the Power Engineers and Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Act; • Part 28, Agriculture – relating to the requirement for rollover protective structures on agricultural tractors; • Removal from the OHSR of the requirements for “prior approval” or “prior permission” before proceeding with certain types of work or using certain work arrangements. The sections identified for change by identifying specific requirements or referencing standards are as follows: Part 5, Chemical Agents and Biological Agents, relating to extended work periods; Part 14, Cranes and Hoists, relating to chimney hoists; Part 19, Electrical Safety, relating to high voltage; Part 21, Blasting Operations, relating to mobile drill rigs; • Removal from the OHSR of the requirements for “acceptable to the Board” before proceeding with certain types of work or using certain work arrangements. The sections identified are in Part 6, Substance Specific Requirements, and relate to: the removal of asbestos debris and acceptance from the Board; posting warning signs and acceptance from the Board; and monitors and alarms for equipment and machinery and acceptance from the Board. PUBLIC HEARINGS You are invited to provide feedback on the proposed regulatory amendments. Your views may be presented orally at the public hearings and/or submitted in writing. Please register if you wish to make an oral presentation at the public hearings by telephoning 604-232-7744 or toll free in BC 1-866-614-7744 prior to the hearing. Information on the proposed amendments and the public hearings, including details of registration/ participation procedures, are on WorkSafeBC’s website at PUBLIC HEARING DETAILS Date May 3, 2011 May 10, 2011 May 12, 2011 May 31, 2011 June 2, 2011 Session Times:

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WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS The deadline for receipt of written submissions is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 3, 2011. Written submissions can be made online or via e-mail, fax, mail, or delivered at the public hearings during the session times. Online: via the WorkSafeBC website at E-mail: Fax: 604-279-7599; or toll-free in BC: 1-877-279-7599 Mail: Policy and Research Division WorkSafeBC – Workers’ Compensation Board of B.C. P.O. Box 5350, Station Terminal Vancouver, BC V6B 5L5


KELOWNA’S Emilie Medland-Marchen sets the pace during a race at the Canada West short track speed skating meet on Saturday at the Capital News Centre.

Speed skating Skaters from B.C., Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and the Northwest Terrirtories gathered last weekend for the Canada West Short Track Speed Skating Championship at the Capital News Centre. About 110 athletes competed for top age class honors. Locals Chris Neykov, competing in the 14 year old boys division finished third over-all. Strong sprinting abilities garnered silver medals in the 100m pursuit and the 500m. An early sprint in the 3000m points race landed Neykov a bronze medal. In the 1500m, Neykov missed the podium by one position, finishing 4th. He was also a member of the gold medal relay team in the 14 and 15 year old division. Previously, Neykov finished third overall in the Canadian Age Class Long track Championships for 14 year old boys. Emilie Medland-

Marchen, also a member of the Kelowna Speed Skating Club, finished sixth overall in the 14 year old girls division, winning a bronze in the 1500m, fourth in the 100m pursuit, fifth in the 3000m points race and ninth in the 500. Medland-Marchen also won silver in the 3000m relay with her B.C. teammates. Both Neykov and Medland-Marchen are eligible for the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George. Skating club volunteers were commended for hosting the Canada Winter Games Short Track Trials, the International Children’s Games and the Canada West Short Track Championships all within four months. Financial support came from Speed Skating Canada, Hosting NowBC, Sport Kelowna and local donors.

CRISIS LINE The crisis line offers a valuable service to individuals in our community experiencing life’s disappointments, isolation, loneliness and with some complete destitution and suicide. Our Volunteers gain valuable skills, work experience and we offer an enriching way to give back to our community. Volunteers will answer calls and provide a listening ear, explore options and refer our callers to valuable resources for those struggling with various life crises. We offer comprehensive training and flexible shifts. Are you looking for: • A powerful way to affect the lives of families in need • Belong to a strong team and using your great interpersonal skills • A way of enriching your academic experience • For 3-4 hours per week you can drastically alter the life course of individuals in need. The Crisis Line is taking applications for our next training starting May 3rd, 2011. If you want to volunteer your time please call Lynne at 250-763-8058 ext. 233 as soon as possible - we have limited seating and interviews starting April 2nd. Or email Lynne at

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Okanagan trampoline gymnasts vying for national stature The Okanagan Gymnastics trampoline team hosted the third annual Okanagan Invitational trampoline and tumbling competition at UBCO last weekend. The event was the third of four trials for the national level athletes to qualify to Canadian Championships. Rachel Stone finished with three medals over the weekend with a gold in Women’s Novice 15+ category tumbling, a silver in the Women’s Novice 15+

trampoline and a second gold in the Women’s Novice 15+ double mini trampoline event. Stephanie Ott finished with silver in Women’s National Novice 15+ tumbling. Emma Tucker also earned three medals over the weekend by winning the Women’s National Novice 10 to 14 tumbling and double mini events and earning a silver medal in the individual trampoline event. Kyle Clemmer fin-

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ished in first place in Men’s senior tumbling while Sam Smith won the Women’s Senior trampo-

line competition. Brittany Falconer won the Women’s Open trampoline event and the

double mini event. Trevor Stirling won gold in the Men’s Youth trampoline and Emily Crichton won the Women’s Novice 15+ trampoline. Danielle Gruber finished in first place in Women’s Novice 11-14 year old trampoline while Tucker finished in second and Stephanie Hill finished in third. Okanagan athletes finished first through sixth in this event. Jill Bobyn, Cami Hill and Zoe Paquet finished fourth through

sixth, respectively. Gruber earned her second medal of the weekend in the Women’s Novice 11-14 year old double mini event finishing in second place. Stephanie Hill earned the gold on double mini trampoline in the Women’s provincial level A category while Jill Bobyn finished with the silver medal. Sarah Croteau finished in first place in the Women’s Provincial Level A category in individual trampoline.

Jack Graves earned gold medals in the Men’s Provincial Level B individual trampoline and in the Men’s Provincial C double mini trampoline. Luke Friesen won the Men’s Senior Double mini trampoline event. Bianca Radil finished with a bronze medal in the Women’s Provincial level B double mini trampoline event. Emily Welsh finished with a silver medal in the Women’s Provincial C double mini trampoline.

Kelowna gymnasts qualify for provincial championships Five Kelowna gymnasts have qualified for the B.C. championships after stellar performances at a competition in Kamloops last weekend. r The level 2 athletes will compete in Langley at the end of April at the B.C. Championships. At the Kamloops competition Ellen Smith, 9, was the highest place finisher from Kelowna in the level 2 argo category. Smith earned a gold med-

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World-renowned Belkgian cycling champion Axel Merckx is the keynote speaker for this year’s tValley First UBC Athletics Scholarship Breakfast, set for April 8 at Kelowna’s Coast Capri Hotel. Merckx enjoyed a remarkable racing career, including winning an Olympic medal in 2004. He began his professional cycling career in 1993 as a member of Team Motorola, won the 2000 Belgian national championship, and participated in eight Tours de France, finishing as the highestplaced Belgian rider six times. Merckx married Canadian triathlete Jodi Cross in 1997, and upon his retirement from racing in 2007, he moved with his family to Kelowna. Student keynote speaker this year is Steve Morrison, captain of the Heat men’s basketball team. A graduate of Argyle Secondary School in North Vancouver, Morrison atSee Breakfast A22

al on the floor exercise and a bronze medal on the uneven bars. She finished in fourth place in the all around competition. Braelyn Dillon, 10, finished in fifth place all around in the level 2 argo category. Dillon earned bronze medals on the vault and on the balance beam. Danica Graves finished with a seventh place in the all around and earned herself a place on

the zone 2 (ThompsonOkanagan) team travelling to B.C. Championships. Olivia Minor, 11, and Madison Nethercote, 11, both qualified to attend B.C. Championships in the Level 2 tyro age category. Jenna Mick, 10, competed in the pre-novice aspire category and took home four gold medals on the uneven bars, balance beam, floor exercise, and

in the all around. She also earned a silver medal on the vault. In the level 3 tyro category, Hannah Butcher, 11, earned top spot in the all around also earning a gold medal on the balance beam. Butcher also earned silver medals on the vault and floor exercise and a bronze medal on the uneven bars. Butcher and Mick will also be attending B.C. Championships this year.

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In the level 1 argo category, Gabriela Beselt, 8, was the highest finisher for Kelowna athletes winning the silver medal in the all around. Beselt also earned silver medals on the balance beam and floor exercise and a bronze medal

on the uneven bars. Vanessa Bulcock, 10, earned the gold medal on the vault and tied for third place in the all around. Grace Driver, 8, finished fourth in the all around. Yvonne Wood, 9,

earned the gold medal on the floor exercise. The level 1 athletes are not eligible for B.C. Championships this year, but are working hard for the chance to attend next year in the Level 2 category.

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Collegiate baseball greeted by snow, sleet on opening weekend After scrambling to host a season-opening tournament, the Okanagan College Coyotes and the rest of the Canadian College Baseball Conference (CCBC) teams were rained out on Sunday. With four games on the schedule, snow, sleet, and rain ended the weekend for the five CCBC teams. Still, several games were held at Elks Stadium as the CCBC fall season got underway. “After scrambling to get this weekend set up

last minute due to field conditions at other locations, it is unfortunate to have weather kick us off the field,” said OC head coach Geoff White. “If Friday and Saturday are any indication of how close games are going to be, it should be an exciting and close season.” The Coyotes, who split two games before the weather turned nasty, head to Lethbridge, Alberta this weekend where the University of Calgary Dinos will join them for a four game weekend at Lloyd

Nolan Stadium The Coyotes were forced to host all five teams from the CCBC this past weekend after snow in Kamloops forced Thompson Rivers University off its field and the University of Victoria baseball program folded. OC had hoped to get three days of baseball in and complete the first week of play at Elks Stadium but the weather cancelled the final day. Still the Coyotes played its first two games of the season, opening the

year with a tight 2-1 loss to the University of Calgary. Corey Wood took the loss despite pitching a complete game and allowing just three hits. U of C starter Joel Holland kept the Coyotes bats quiet for five innings before turning the ball over to the bullpen that held the game down. At the plate, Brady Guimond was 3-3 with two doubles while Reid Fischer would score the only run after being walked in the first frame.


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In the Coyotes second game, Keifer Rodway tossed five innings and surrendered only three hits, striking out five to earn the win in a 4-2 win over Thompson Rivers University. Pete Tollenaar came in in relief for two innings to nail down the victory for the Coyotes. At the plate OC was led by Stefan Mckee who was 2-3 with an RBI. Reed Quaal added another RBI with a 1-3 day while Garret Wiese had a sac fly to plate the


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third run of the game. “It was a big win for us,” said White. “Rodway threw very well, continuing from this past weekend in Spokane. For him to have another quality start and keep the momentum going for our team really sets the tone. It was also nice to see some

clutch RBI’s and situational hitting executed at the plate. If we continue to have quality starts and solid defense we should be in good shape.” With the loss of U-Vic from the league the CCBC is producing a new schedule that will be released this week.

Okanagan College Coyotes baseball team The Okanagan College Coyotes baseball team Player Hometown Reid Fischer Medicine Hat Brandon Klym West Kelowna Greg Morris Fort McMurray Matt Sanderson Calgary Carson Thorne Calgary Aidan McVea Abbotsford Todd Leavitt Kelowna Brady Guimond Saskatoon Reed Quall Penticton Keifer Rodway Parksville Garrett Wiese Medicine Hat Nolan Dizak Fort McMurray Cory Wood Kelowna Henry Hobart Tsawwassen Stefan McKee North Delta Kyle Monster Kelowna Pieter Tollenaar Fort McMurray Nick Peruzzo Duncan Zach Johnson Cranbrook Coaching staff Geoff White Head Coach Jared Johnson Asst. Coach Bryce WIlkie Asst. Coach

Athletes breakfast April 8 Breakfast from A21 tended the University of Victoria for two years where he was rehabilitating an ankle injury. Following that rehabilitation, he transferred to UBC’s Okanagan campus, pursuing an opportunity to play at a high level while pursuing his Bachelor of Management degree. He is in the fourth year of his degree program, taking the accounting specialty, and is on track to graduate this spring. After receiving his degree, Morrison hopes to attend law school. Last year, he was on the Dean’s Honour Roll and finished last term with an average above 90 per cent. In his first two years playing for the UBC Heat, Morrison has been named Defensive Player of the Year and a Provincial Championship Tournament All-Star. “Our goal is to attract high-achieving students with the athletic ability required to be competitive

at the national level,” says Rob Johnson, Director of Athletics at UBC’s Okanagan campus. “We recruit these students from within the Okanagan Valley, throughout the province and across the country. Our Athletics Scholarship Endowment helps us provide the financial assistance needed to attract and support these outstanding UBC student athletes.” Johnson notes that the Valley First UBC Athletics Scholarship Breakfast is the most effective method of donating to athletics because the university matches every dollar raised through ticket sales. Tickets to the April 8 fundraiser breakfast are $125 (HST included) and can be purchased online at For more information, call the Athletics Department at 259-807-9168. Doors open at 6:45 a.m., and the program is from 7:15 to 8:45 a.m.

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Kelowna United came out a little hesitant against the more experienced Burnaby team. Burnaby scored first, which spurred Kelowna on. Foster Warren made a great centering pass and Kealon Cangiano was able to capitalize tying the game 1-1. Burnaby went up again but Chuy Garcia scored on an amazing penalty shot, tying the game at 2-2. In the second half, Garcia scored once again, and then Lloyd Larsen added another, making the final score 4-2 for Kelowna. Keeper Noah Trites was able to make some tremendous saves, keeping Kelowna in the game against a tough Burnaby team. fGAME 2 VS SURREY Kelowna United again came out of the starting gates slowly allowing Surrey to open the scoring.

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Kelowna United appeared a little tired as they played Chilliwack in their third game. Although Chilliwack was the weakest of the three teams they faced this weekend, Kelowna was unable to score in the first half of the game. Chilliwack peppered keeper Noah Trites who made save after save keeping the score 0-0 at the half. Chilliwack kept the pressure on in the second half and was finally rewarded with a goal. The game ended with a 1-0 score in favour of Chilliwack.

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Jeremy MacKay from West Kelowna answered back, assisted by Chuy Garcia. The team then started working well together with lots of great passes. Garcia added another goal, making it 2-1 for United at half time. In the second half, Surrey came out with a vengeance and tied the game, and then scored again making it 3-2. Garcia quickly tied it up at 3-3 for United. Both teams worked hard, and the keepers were tested at both ends. The game was very exciting with lots of back and forth movement. With minutes left, Surrey was able to score, making it a 4-3 final.


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been installed in the province—enough to serve the needs of 640,000 households. Last year, about 1.1 million tonnes of wood pellets were produced through 11 B.C. pellet plants—and we have committed to developing at least 10 new community bioenergy projects to convert local biomass into energy by 2020. Another way this government is helping the forest industry is through the Wood First Act. Passed in 2009, this legislation requires all provincially funded buildings to use wood as the primary building material where feasible. It’s a simple measure

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but one which helps to grow the market for forestry. To further help this industry grow and have a more stable and predictable business environment, this government has also worked extremely hard to develop new international markets—especially China. With both the world’s largest population and an incredibly fast-growing economy, China represents an extraordinary opportunity for B.C. wood products. For the first time in history, China is the number one overseas market for B.C. lumber—with exports last year worth nearly $687 million. China is now our second largest market overall. In December 2010, we broke all previous monthly export records with about 667,000 cubic metres of softwood lumber exports at a value of $107 million—more than we exported to China in all of 2003. Last year, the value of exports to China was

In an era when religious denominations are splitting into smaller and smaller sects, one organi-

zation with strong ties to Kelowna has just reunited as the Centers for Spiritual Living, mending a split

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10 per cent higher than in 2009—and 10 times greater than they were in 2003, the year this government opened its first office in Shanghai to market forest products. This expansion into China, and the ongoing work to strengthen our presence there, is one of the most important things this government is doing to create a stronger and more diversified forest sector. Combined with all the other initiatives this government has undertaken and the $1.3 billion we have invested in the industry since 2001, the forest industry is looking forward to a brighter future. All in all, there will be lots to celebrate on April 7 at the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce luncheon and the COFI community dinner—recognizing the important economic and social contribution of this vital industry to our communities and the province. Steve Thomson is the Liberal MLA for Okanagan-Mission.

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making a presentation. As MLA for Kelowna-Mission and the minister responsible for forestry, I am pleased to see this sector of our economy getting the attention it deserves. This government has worked hard to help the forest industry. Since we came into office in 2001, we have invested $1.3 billion to support the forest industry along with communities across the province that rely on it. We have also worked hard to provide new opportunities for the industry, both here and abroad. One of the measures we have undertaken to help the industry was the introduction of a new Bioenergy Strategy, providing $35 million to diversify the economies of forest-dependent communities, creating new opportunities for forest companies and producing clean energy—all at the same time. Today, more than 800 megawatts of clean bioenergy electricity has

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1920s by philosopher Ernest Holmes and functioned as two competing organizations for more than 50 years. At a recent joint annual conference in San Diego, the two organizations approved a reunification. This historic vote is the result eight years of work under the direction in part of Kenn Gordon, president of International Centers for Spiritual Living and co-pastor of the Centre for Spiritual Living in Kelowna. “The time has finally come for our organizations to come back together,” said Gordon, president of International Centers for Spiritual Living and co-pastor of the Centre for Spiritual Living in Kelowna. “We simply cannot go on teaching unity while remaining split.” Religious Science International and United Church of Religious Science had changed their names to International Centers for Spiritual Living and United Centers for Spiritual Living, respectively. With the merger now in place, the new organization will be known as Centers for Spiritual Living.

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Renaissance, modern times together in eclectic musical mix The Okanagan Symphony will present Dances with David, a concert of Baroque and Celtic music featuring David Greenberg, master violinist and world renowned specialist in these two musical genres. The program focuses on toe-tapping dance music in an eclectic mix from the Renaissance to modern times, from Monteverdi and Vivaldi to Mozetich, from 16th century Venice to modern maritime Canada. Greenburg will be joined by local violin phenoms Alicia Ve-

nables, Colleen Venables and Rebecca Ruthven in Vivaldi’s Concerto for Four Violins in B minor, a fitting showcase for the wonderful talent we have in the valley. Greenburg describes his program for the concert as: “French dance music, tender airs, Scottish dance music, musical prayer, Italian dance music, postcards from the sky, English dance music, a trip to the underworld. “Although liveliness predominates, in Dances With David, we journey through a wide

variety of emotional predicaments, and feelings bubble over into body language.” Greenberg is known primarily as a baroque violinist who also plays fiddle in the Cape Breton and 18th-century Scottish styles. He grew up in Maryland, learning violin from age four and exploring various fiddling styles early on. Greenburg studied baroque violin with Stanley Ritchie at Indiana University in the 1980s and joined Tafelmusik (Toronto) for 10 years, 1988-98.

City in Action COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS Communities in Bloom

The Communities in Bloom Committee presented upcoming plans for 2011, which include expansion of the Leon Avenue art banner project, a garden tour and the continuation of the Green Thumb Awards. Kelowna will apply to host the provincial Communities in Bloom Conference in 2012.

Kelowna Lawn Bowling

A grant of $5,000 was provided to the Kelowna Lawn Bowling Club to support their 2011 operations.

Landscape and Irrigation Standards


Kelowna will be the first city in BC to set a new standard to conserve water usage in landscaping. Currently, three-quarters of all water used in the summer in Kelowna goes for outdoor use. Property owners building new homes or renovating existing outdoor landscape irrigation systems will be required to apply for a permit. Council will consider final adoption of the new standards at their next regular meeting. The Landscape and Irrigation Guide is available at watersmart.

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Final public, stakeholder and agency consultation on Kelowna’s Official Community Plan has been completed. The 20-year plan will now be forwarded to Council for initial consideration on April 11. The date for the public hearing on the plan will be advertised.

Utility Billing Services

The contract with Corix Utility for utility billing customer care, water meter maintenance and meter reading services was extended until December 2012. This extension provides stability to the service at a reduced cost for the next two years.

PUBLIC NOTICES Watermain Flushing

Utility crews are starting their watermain flushing program to ensure the distribution systems is refreshed and heathly. Dilworth Drive to Silver Place between Summit Drive and Monashee Place. March 17 – April 8 Poplar Point Drive to Highway 97 from Okanagan Lake To Gordon Drive. March 21 – April 15

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Z10-0028 / DVP 10-0178 To rezone the subject property from the RU1 – Large lot housing zone to RU6 – Two dwelling housing zone; to obtain a Development Variance Permit to vary the separation distance between two buildings from 4.5 m required to 3.2m proposed. Applicant: Peter Chataway Owner: Grexton Lyall

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Z11-0018 To rezone the subject property from the RR3 – Rural Residential 3 to the RU6 – Two Dwelling Housing zone to facilitate the construct of a duplex. Applicant/Owner: G. Johnson

1064 Borden Avenue

During this period, lower than normal water pressure may be experienced. If water discoloured, run the cold water until clear. INFO: 250 469-8600

Amendment to Zoning Bylaw 8000

Spring Street Sweeping

Spring street sweeping begins March 14.

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Downtown on-street food vendor opportunities will be open for bidding under new regulations. Council agreed to remove the `right of first refusal` clause and $100-permonth locked in license fee.

The public is invited to express their views to the Commission.

Z11-0019 To rezone from the RU6-Two Dwelling Housing zone to the C3-Community Commercial zone for a future commercial development. Applicant: Worman Commercial (S. Worman) Owner: Estate of Alice Schram

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Community Theatre, 1375 Water St.; and Sunday, April 3, 7 p.m., in the Vernon Performing Arts Centre, 3800 33rd St. Tickets are adult $47, seniors $41 and youth $21 Tickets may also be available at the box office on the night of the performance. Greenberg will also lead a workshop for fiddlers of all ages on Saturday, April 2, noon to 2 p.m., at First United Church, 721 Bernard Ave. Registration is $25 for instrumental participants, $10 for observers.

A fire suppression system will be installed at the Kelowna Passenger Ship Marina at a cost of $50,000. The marina provides moorage for eight passenger ships. The cause of the March 6 fire at the City Park Pavilion has been determined to be arson. Investigation into the extent of the damage is underway with a report of the full costs expected within the next two to three months. Fifteen staff were displaced by the fire and have been relocated to City hall.

price, Les Voix Humaines, La Nef, Toronto Consort, Symphony Nova Scotia, Doug MacPhee, Suzie LeBlanc, and Concerto Caledonia. His latest release is entitled Let Me In This Ae Night, with Chris Norman. OSO music director Rosemary Thomson will conduct three performances of the program. The concert dates are: Friday, April 1, 7:30 p.m., at Bethel Pentecostal Tabernacle, 945 Main St., Penticton; Saturday, April 2, 8 p.m., in Kelowna

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To assist street sweeping crews, residents can sweep sand and debris from sidewalks and boulevards into the curb and gutter. Watch for street sweeping signs in your area requesting no parking on streets. Weather permitting, all roads in the City of Kelowna maintenance area with be swept and flushed by approximately April 30.

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He became a Canadian citizen in the 1990s and has lived in Halifax since 2000. He has co-founded several music ensembles, including the Medieval Quintet, Puirt A Baroque, Ferintosh, Tempest Baroque Ensemble, and Vortex 3. Currently, he performs mainly with Chris Norman, David McGuinness and Red Priest. Greenburg is featured on dozens of recordings, including those with Seattle Baroque, Apollo’s Fire, Ensemble Ca-

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PUBLIC MEETING Advisory Planning Commission

The Commission will hold a public meeting on: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 6pm City Hall, 1435 Water Street Council Chambers

TA11-0003 General housekeeping amendments that include a proposed fee change to secondary suite rezoning applications. Applicant/Owner: City of Kelowna The Advisory Planning Commission is a forum for citizen input in the planning process. The Commission is made up of nine citizens who make recommendations to Council on community and neighbourhood plans, rezoning applications and development permits. INFO: 250 469 8626

Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel

Brandt’s Creek Tradewaste Treatment Plant Lot A, Section 30, Township 25, ODYD, Plan 20714, and Lot A, Section 30, Township 26, ODYD, Plan 30655 except Plan M15406 and Part of Closed Lane in Section 30 crosshatched on Plan M15406, Township 26, ODYD If a property owner wishes to file a complaint on the above noted properties, they must provide written notice of the complaint to the Revenue Manager, City of Kelowna, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1J4 by 4pm on Friday, April 8, 2011. The Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel is held to provide property owners in a local service area with the opportunity to review the assessment roll. The Review Panel must consider any complaints based on one or more of the following grounds for the parcel tax roll: • an error or omission respecting a name or address on the parcel tax roll; • an error or omission respecting the inclusion of a parcel; • an error or omission respecting the taxable area; or • an exemption has been improperly allowed or disallowed. INFO: 250 469-8653

OPEN HOUSE Pacific Court Community Gardens The public is invited to an information meeting: Tuesday, April 5 from 4 pm to 7 pm Future park site, 2028 Lindahl Street Under the City tent

The City of Kelowna, in partnership with the Central Okanagan Community Gardens Society, is preparing for the construction of new community garden plots at Pacific Park.

The Review Panel will hold a public meeting on: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 11:45am 4th Floor City Hall, 1435 Water Street Meeting Room 4D – Layer Cake Mountain

Residents are invited to view the plans. Please join us at the Public Information Meeting.

The Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel will hear any complaints on the following completed local service area:

INFO: 250 469-8517

City staff will be available to answer questions and a comment form will be provided.

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Volunteers sought to help change peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lives The Kelowna Crisis Line offers a valuable service to individuals in our community as they experience lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disappointments, isolation, loneliness, and for some, destitution and suicide. The volunteers gain valuable skills, work experience and an enriching way to give back to their community. Volunteers will answer calls and provide a listening ear, explore options and refer callers to valu-

able resources for those struggling with various life crises. The Crisis Line offers a comprehensive training and flexible shifts. Are you looking for any of these opportunities: â&#x20AC;˘ a powerful way to affect the lives of families in need â&#x20AC;˘ belong to a strong team and use your great interpersonal skills â&#x20AC;˘ a way to enrich your academic experience?

For three to four hours per week, you can drastically alter the life course of individuals in need. The Crisis Line is taking applications for the next training session, starting May 3. If you want to volunteer your time, call Lynne at 250-763-8058, ext. 233 as soon as possible. Seating is limited and interviews start April 2. For more information, email Lynne at

Linen and tea sale fundraiser to benefit hospice association Relax, step back in time and browse through this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s selection of exquisite linens, china and collectibles at the seventh annual Linen and China Sale and Tea in support of the Central Okanagan Hospice Association. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sale is sure to bring back memories of bygone days and offer those who attend, plenty of moments to stop and take in the scent of freshly laundered linens, the feel of bone china, the glint of polished silver and the thrill of finding a new or gently used treasure to

take home. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sale will be Thursday, April 15, and Friday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Saturday, April 17, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with high tea being served on April 17. It all takes place at St. Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s United Church, 3131 Lakeshore Rd. Admission is free and there is ample of parking. Proceeds from this fundraiser support the Central Okanagan Hospice Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s palliative and bereavement programs.


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Research identifies gene as being a primary cause in depression


esesarchers at Yale University have recently identified a gene they believe is a primary cause of depression. In a study published

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last October in the journal Nature Medicine, the gene MKP-1 was found to be twice as active in depressed individuals as in those without depression. Scientists located the gene by completing whole genome scans on the brain tissue of 21 deceased patients known to have experienced depression and 18 who did not have depression. MKP-1 was twice as active in the tissue of the depressed individuals. The same group also found that when the gene was deactivated in mice, the mice showed a resilience to stress. Likewise when it was activated, the mice exhibited symptoms consistent with depression. MKP-1 blocks important pathways for the survival and function of neurons in the brain. This studyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lead researcher believes it could be an important contributing factor to the brain signalling abnormalities common in depression. Clinical depression affects roughly 15 per cent of adults at some point in life and occurs when a person experiences a depressed mood for prolonged periods of time with sometimes no correlation to life circumstances. Aside from feelings of sadness, other psychological symptoms of de-

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Paul Latimer pression include feelings of hopelessness, low self esteem, impaired memory, difficulty concentrating, anxiety and preoccupation with negative thoughts. It is a systemic illness with many corresponding physical symptoms as well, including aches and pains, fatigue, dizziness, insomnia, chest pain, back pain, intestinal complaints, diarrhea or constipation, menstrual dysfunction and headaches.



Clinical depression is usually a chronic, recurrent condition that comes and goes (often with increasing frequency and severity) over a personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lifetime. Currently, as many as 40 per cent of individuals seeking treatment for depression do not respond to available medications and it often takes weeks for antidepressant medications to take effect in those for whom treatment does work. Locating a new gene of importance in this condition offers a potential target for a new class of medication, which could help the many people whose depression is currently resistant to treatment. Pinpointing a genetic marker or cause of depression could also lead to more exact diagnosis as well as the possibility to create a test to identify those who are vulnerable to the condition. At Okanagan Clinical Trials, we currently have an ongoing study examining an investigational medication to possibly treat depression in bipolar disorder. Contact us for more information or to learn if you may be eligible. Paul Latimer is a psychiatrist and president of Okanagan Clinical Trials. 250-862-8141


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“Regular Joe” Plumber & Wife Speak Out and Reveal the Raw Truth About That Canadian “Multi-Millionaire”, Darren Weeks, and his How to Get Rich in Canada Seminars.

Brian Lauer a “Regular Joe” This guy, Darren Weeks, promises all sorts of things to us average Canadians about how we can get out of the “Canadian Rat Race” and on to the “Fast Track” He claims that people can start from scratch and become “Rich” in 5 years or less. He talks about wrestling back control of your finances from the Big Banks and Financial Planners. He says he teaches people how to buy Canadian Real Estate with “No Money Down”, and many other “creative” money making ideas and so on. Every time I used to read one of his ads, I thought, “Who could be dumb enough to fall for this guy’s smoke & mirrors?” Now, I’m going to tell you the raw truth about Darren Weeks and his “How to Get Rich in Canada” stuff. My name is Brian Lauer. I live in Kelowna, B.C. with my wife Donna and our 2 kids. I grew up in Saskatchewan, moved to B.C. in the early 70’s. After doing different jobs in the Alberta oil patch, and then in construction, I married Donna in 1991. A few years after getting married I was out of work for a few months and I decided to get into plumbing. It was pretty rough trying to make it on apprentice wages of only $9 bucks an hour back then – especially with a family to support. Once I got my Plumber’s ticket things were OK, but I always thought I could do better in life instead of just grinding it out 9 - 5. I was doing OK with my plumbing work. But at the end of the day I was always trading hours for dollars – and there always seemed to be more expenses than money in the bank. If I ever stopped working, the money stopped coming in. I had a $15,000 line of credit that I honestly thought I’d never pay off. Then in 2001 I saw an ad for one of these “Free Rich Dad” events. I had read “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” and I thought what the heck, maybe I should be a little more open minded – what can I lose at a ‘free’ seminar anyway? But in the back of my mind I was sure that they were going to try to get me all jazzed up and excited, and then try to sell me some $5,000.00 real estate course. I had told myself that I would only stay at the event until the “pitch” started, then I’d go home. What Donna and I discovered at Darren’s “How to Get Rich in Canada” seminar really shocked us. First of all, I was waiting the whole time for the “other shoe to fall” and wondering when I was going to get “pitched” the expensive Real Estate course. It never happened. The most expensive thing I could buy there was a book – and they weren’t hardly mentioned. What was mentioned were rock solid ideas, tips and strategies that Darren himself has put to use in his own life to create millions of dollars in income and equity in his businesses, investments and Real Estate. The man doesn’t like the Big Banks or Financial Planning companies very much, and he showed us why not. He opened our eyes to a whole different way of thinking about money and wealth – and most importantly, he inspired us to take action and go for it! Within a week of attending that event we decided to make Real Estate investing our

vehicle to wealth (but Real Estate is not the only subject covered at Darren’s events – he also goes in depth about Business and investing). Over the next couple of months we got cracking and started buying our first investment properties. Now, just a few short years later, we have over 29 ‘doors’ (rental units) in B.C. an Alberta and we are looking for another apartment building to buy with our investors. The positive cashflow from our properties is more than enough to replace my plumber’s wages. Now I work at plumbing because I want to, not because I have to. While others in my field are worried about the economy and impending work shortages – all I can see is opportunity! And I know that if anything ever happened to me, we would be just fine with our Real Estate. Not only that, but we learned how to buy them right and at the right price, and our Net Worth now officially makes us millionaires twice over! (Which is sweet revenge for all the snickers we got from friends and family when we first told them what we were up to). Now you might be asking yourself how such a thing could happen to a blue-collar guy like me. The answer is simple. It’s all about learning how real proven and effective wealth creation systems work. I’m not talking about the “late nite t.v.” crap that comes in from South of the border either. I’m talking about proven methods and strategies that work right here in Canada – our home and native land. In spite of everything you’ve heard about investing in Real Estate being ‘risky’ – or the failure rate of starting your own business – or how crappy investing can be (and it can be – if you do it the way the ‘establishment’ tells you to) you too can learn how to get rich sooner rather that later. So here is the raw truth about Darren Weeks: Unlike most of those ‘pretend’ experts out there, he actually teaches stuff that works. He not only teaches it – he does it! He walks his talk and has businesses, investments and lots of Real Estate. Just like me, you’ve seen his ads in this paper before. You’ve gotten postcards from him. Or maybe you’ve seen him on TV, or heard his ads on the radio. If you haven’t been to one of his “How to Get Rich in Canada” events yet, I don’t know why not! Maybe you think you’re too smart and know it all, or that it is going to be a rip off, like I did. But if you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich and happy? Maybe you are doing well already – but you could do better (many of Darren’s students are ‘retired’ in their 30’s or 40’s). Maybe you just don’t want to be sold something that’ll be a waste of your hard-earned money. About that

You must register immediately to attend my upcoming FREE “How to Get Rich in Canada” event.

Events at 12-3 pm or 7-10 pm KELOWNA Monday, April 4 The Coast Capri Hotel, 1171 Harvey Ave. WESTBANK Tuesday, April 5 Holiday Inn, 2569 Dobbin Road (Hwy 97) Here are 2 ways to do it: 1. Register online at:

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you can relax. At this event there’s nothing for sale that’s more expensive than a book – so leave your cheque book at home! I’ve got over two million reasons why you ought to check out what Darren has to say. What reasons do you have NOT to look at this? There is an event coming to Kelowna on Monday, April 4 & Westbank on Tuesday, April 5. This is a FREE event if you pre-register (otherwise it is $39.95 at the door) and registration is super easy. Either go on-line to www.GetRichKelowna. com or call the 24 hr. live operator to register by phone at 1-877-RICH CDN (1-877-742-4236). By the way, I wasn’t paid even a penny or given anything to write this about Darren Weeks. I am a regular Joe just like you. I did this as my way of saying thanks to Darren for everything he’s done for me and my family. And I’m not the only person who feels this way. Darren has spoken to over 200,000 Canadians at his events since he started in 2001. Many, just like me, are now making more money than they ever did before and are reaching their own financial dreams. My wife Donna just says “Wow” about how much we have accomplished and how much more we are going to do and have. We continue to go to Darren’s events as often as we can, because we always learn something new, and meet great new people. All I can say is, “Don’t envy us. Join us” BRIAN LAUER, Kelowna, B.C. P.S. Please don’t get my number and call me.

Darren Weeks, Donna & Brian Lauer (after Brian’s make over!) The last thing I need is a zillion phone calls asking me about Darren Weeks. I’ve said what I have to say right here. What else could you possibly need to know? Go to his upcoming FREE Event and learn for yourself “How to Get Rich in Canada”. The event is in Kelowna on Monday, April 4 & Westbank on Tuesday, April 5 and you can go either at 12 noon or 7 p.m. The event is FREE with pre-registration, so go online to or call 1-877742-4236 to register with a live operator 24/7. Register now. You owe it to yourself.

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Events at 12 noon and 7 pm. FREE with Pre-registration (or $39.95 at the door) Register online at or Call 1-877-RICH CDN (1-877-742-4236) *Mr. Kiyosaki will not be present.

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Aboriginal author invited to speak at two forums hosted by church Adrian Jacobs “We need to hear will be speaking at from the aboriginal two events at Willow community, to learn Park MB Church in from them so that we Kelowna on April 12 can be better neighand 13. bours to one anothJacobs is a memer.” ber of the Six NaTwo events are tions community in being planned. April southern Ontario and 12 is geared to adults the author of severand begins at 7 p.m. al books including while April 13 is inPagan Prophets and tended for a high Adrien Jacobs Heathen Believers school audience, beand Aboriginal Chrisginning at 7:30 p.m. tianity, the way it was meant to be. The April 12 event is open to the “We are excited to have such a public and admission is free. An ofgifted communicator come to speak fering will be taken on April 12 to to us,” said Bob Dyck, a member support MCC’s work both locally at Willow Park and representative and internationally. of Mennonite Central Committee, Darryl Klassen, Aboriginal which is sponsoring the event. Neighbours program coordina-

tor for MCC B.C., says that he has learned a great deal from Jacobs, whom he considers a very good friend. Jacobs’ invites listeners to consider how God has been active among indigenous people long before the white man landed here, and asks us to consider how that might benefit us in our own understanding of God, and of First nations people. “Adrian has a profound message for the church,” Klassen said. “He has a gentle way about him that will help us think through difficult questions.” Willow Park MB Church is located at 439 Highway 33 West. For more information, please contact Bob Dyck at 250-860-8012 or check out the website www.

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Kelowna Mayor Sharon Shepherd will be among those attending a forum gathering input on issues and barriers that prevent women and others from fully participating in the community.

Women—Voices for Action! is organized by the City of Kelowna’s advisory committee on community and women’s issues. The forum takes place Friday, April 15, at the Ramada Hotel & Con-

ference Centre. Attendance is limited for this free event, so pre-registration must be completed as of April 8 by calling 250-762-2355 or emailing

It’s an all-day event, beginning with registration at 8:30 a.m. and wrapping up by 4 p.m. Lunch is provided, along with child-minding at no cost for those who attend.

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They are one of the city’s most successful bands, but when We Are the City plays the community theatre this weekend, they will have a decidedly different look. Though they are collectively only “20 and a half,” as keyboard-player and vocalist Cayne McKenzie put it, last fall, guitar player David Menzel announced his retirement to get married.


The plans were finalized in a ferry lineup on the way back from a festival in Victoria where Blake Enemark had been playing. The two remaining members discussed it and decided Enemark could jump in. “It just worked out really well for him to come along,” said McKenzie, who admits both he and Andy Huculiak thought they might have to throw in the towel and start a new band. When one member of a three-member band calls it a night, it can be a little daunting from an identity point of view, even for a band which won The Peak Performance Project, walking away with the grand prize. But as both Huculiak and McKenzie wanted to keep playing, they started writing a few songs under a different band name— High School—with the idea of playing some gigs with their friends in Kingdom Cloud. So when they decided to pick up Enemark, who they had first met as a staff member on the

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WE ARE THE CITY incognito to work in a new band member, as High School. Peak Performance Project, the material was already demoed. High School, the nonexistent band, became High School the EP released by We Are the City en route to their next fulllength album expected out in August. “We set ourselves up so the next album can be very different from this one or similar to this one,” McKenzie said. “It’s like we were in a room that we worked really hard on, painting really well. We

used tape to make sure there were no mistakes in the painting and then we made the door to the rest of the house. “The EP is the door and it’s letting us go into the rest of the house.” Whether this homespun metaphor truly illuminates the changes the guys have made or not, it certainly shows We Are the City is moving forward in their ever-creative, expressive way. And the critics have responded. The Vancou-

ver Sun gave the new sixsong release a five-star review. High School was only officially launched last week, but they have been touring it since February. The tour ends this weekend with a special performance at the Kelowna Community Theatre with Aidan Knight, Kingdom Cloud and newly minted Juno Award winners Said the Whale. Tickets are $18 at the door.

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ast summer, Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures made an impressive debut in the very crowded animated film genre with Despicable Me, grossing over $500 million worldwide. Their follow-up comes out this weekend with the animated-live ac-

of E.B., a teenage rabbit who is about to take over the position of the Easter Bunny from his father. However, he wishes to pursue his dream of becoming a drummer and leaves his home on Easter Island on the eve of taking over his father’s mantle. E.B. arrives in Hollywood only to be hit by


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Fred O’Hare, an out of work slacker who E.B. manipulates into taking care of him while feigning an injury due to the accident. As Fred struggles with the world’s worst house guest, they are forced to work together as they have to save Easter from an evil Easter Chick named Carlos who wants to be in charge instead of the rabbits. Russell Brand (Get Him to the Greek and next week’s Arthur) is the voice of E.B. and leads the rest of an impressive cast that includes James Marsden (Enchanted), Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory), Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live), Chelsea Handler, Gary Cole, David Hasselhoff and Mel Brooks in live roles, and the voices of Hugh Laurie, Laurie Metcalf and Hank Azaria. Director Tim Hill is no stranger to the combination of live-action and CGI as he was at the helm of Alvin and the Chipmunks. While I do not believe it will be a hit on the scale of Despicable Me, it will provide nice family entertainment leading up to Easter. Rated General with a warning of violence. If cute little fuzzy bun-


E.B. (left), whose voice is provided by Russell Brand, must work with James Marsden in order to save Easter. nies are not your cup of tea, then the sci-fi thriller Source Code shows much promise. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as decorated airman Captain Colter Stevens who wakes up in the body of an unknown man. He discovers that he is in an assignment unlike any he’s ever known, on a mission to find the bomber of a commuter train. The “Source Code” program enables him to cross over into another man’s identity in the last eight seconds of his life. With a second, much lar-

ger target, threatening to kill millions, he must relive the train incident over and over again, gathering clues each time, until he can solve the mystery of who is behind the bombs and prevent the next attack. Source Code also stars Michelle Monaghan (Made of Honor, Eagle Eye), Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air), Jeffrey Wright (Casino Royale) and Canadian actor-comedian Russell Peters and has a rating of PG for coarse language and violence. Source Code is

directed by Duncan Jones, whose father is David Bowie. However, Jones is not simply riding on his father’s famous coattails having directed the well received independent feature Moon last year. Early word is that Jones throws enough camera twists and humorous elements to keep the eight minutes fresh each time it is relived, making Source Code a suspenseful and original film. Rick Davis is the manager of the Capitol Theatre in West Kelowna.

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We Are the City brings Reckless Bravery Tour to town Pyper Geddes CONTRIBUTOR

We Are the City, Said the Whale, Aidan Knight, and Kingdom Cloud. Need I say more? Probably not, but I will. We Are the City and Aidan Knight are bringing their Reckless Bravery Tour back to Kelowna this Sunday, April 3 at the Kelowna Community Theatre and this time they’re bringing back up. The Okanagan boys from We Are the City have been pushing the boundaries that come along with being an indie band from a small market ever since they won the PEAK Performance Project in January of 2010. That battle of the bands style contest, funded by 100.5 The PEAK and Music BC, gave $150,000

to the young trio along with the title of Top PEAK Performers. Since then the band has seen some changes, some ups and some downs, as do every band on the traveling circuit. Long time band mate, friend, and (basically) brother David Menzel parted ways with the band in mid-2010. However, this didn’t stop remaining members Cayne McKenizie and Andrew Huculiak from forging on. Joined by Blake Enemark on guitar, in the summer of 2010 the group embarked on a series of low-profile gigs under the name High

School where the members tied shirts over their faces and adopted different aliases (Cayne— Lindsey Jone, Andrew— Matthew Curran and Blake—Bobby Reynolds) in order to disguise their identities. Although the facade was confusing and intriguing, you can’t pull the wool (or the shirt in this case) over We Are the City’s fans’ eyes. The project gave the band a chance to revisit their teenage years, laying bare some shameful memories from their past. But what came out of it was a new album. We Are the City re-

leased High School on March 22, which finds the trio venturing into new musical terrain. You can find that out for yourself when you listen to their first single from the new

album, Happy New Year, on which West Africaninspired licks give way to garage-y rock outs and fuzzed-out Rhodes piano. High School allowed We Are the City to intro-

duce the use of drum machines and string arrangements into their already very layered sound. They were ecstatic to have worked with Tom Dobrzanski (Said the Whale, Hey Ocean!) who produced the recording sessions taking place in Vancouver at Vertical and Blue Wave Studios. These hometown heroes continue to manage their success quite humbly and if you follow them on Facebook or Twitter, you’re sure to get a good laugh out of them once a day, as well. Joined by locals Kingdom Cloud and Vancouver’s reigning indie acts Said the Whale and Aid-

an Knight, their show at the Kelowna Community Theatre is going to be outstanding. A good night would be seeing any of these acts playing on their own. A great night, however, is getting to see them all together on the same night. Tickets for the show are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Advance tickets are available at Tweaked and Yummy Vintage Apparel and online on Paypal (visit the Facebook event for a direct link). Pyper Geddes is the general manager at Habitat in downtown Kelowna and an A-OK Contributor.

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disguises the rear hatch release (a la VW Golf). tion allows for momentary peaks of 192 lb/ft of torque in maximum-demand situations and the turbo power lops three seconds off the Countrymanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 0-100 km/h time, accelerating up to highway speed in 7.0 seconds. The MINI Cooper S Countryman starts at $32,650. At the top of the lineup ladder, the MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4, starting at $34,400, is the first MINI to offer a permanent all-wheel-drive system. The Cooper S turbo engine is mated to an electro-hydraulic differential that shifts power distribution from front to rear in an infinitely variable process. Under normal driving conditions, up to 50 per cent of the engineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s power might be channeled from the front to the rear. Under hard acceleration and extreme driving conditions, up to 100 per cent can be sent to the rear wheels, adding a new flavour to the agile handling so typical of MINI. As tested, with the six-speed automatic, this modelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fuel efficiency is rated at 8.7/6.5L/100km (city/hwy). My personSee MINI B4

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Fun still possible in MINI Cooper S Countryman crossover MINI from B2 al fuel economy numbers worked out to a higher combined average of about 9.7L/100km. That’s probably because I was having a little too much fun in the Countryman. And, yes, fun is still possible, even with this crossover’s increase in size and mass. MINI engineers were determined to maintain the original’s go kart handling. A MacPherson strut front suspension and rear multilink setup combine for a blended mix of comfort and agility. For

customers who are more into corner carving than bush bashing, an available sports suspension takes back some of that raised ground clearance, dropping the ride height by 10 mm. And dynamic performance technologies are rounded out with a Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) system that includes ABS brakes with Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Brake Assist and Hill Assist. The upscale MINI Cooper S Countryman

and Cooper S ALL4 variants also come equipped with Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) and Electronic Differential Lock Control (EDLC). Inside, the MINI Countryman blends its usual whimsical style with new levels of comfort and practicality. Instead of the usual seats-down-on-thefloor layout, the Countryman allows for a raised seating position with a roomy feel and excellent visibility. The expanded box of the MINI’s square architecture accents headroom and interior spaciousness. Four

wide-opening doors and a high-opening rear hatch provide easy accessibility, with the open and airy cabin accented here by an optional sunroof. The second row seating is comfortable with some front row compromise and both rows can be adjusted fore and aft. The cargo area will store your weekend getaway gear and, with the rear seats folded flat, the interior opens up to 1,170 litres of load space. There’s a new elliptical interior door trim design to complement the interior wackiness of a

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Scanning the Jeep lineup, you may scratch your head at the company’s decision to offer two flavours of essentially the same vehicle at similar price points. The Compass and Patriot, which arrived in 2006-2007, are low-cost rentries to the crowded compact SUV segment. The Compass, with its ‘baby Grand Cherokee’ crossover styling, and the boxier, more rugged looking Patriot start a mere thousand dollars apart at $16,495 and $15,495 respectively. / That’s pretty cheap for a new vehicle of any kind, but keep in mind that with Jeep, ‘base’ really means base. The entry Compass and Patriot are both front drivers, free of such basic amenities as air conditioning, power windows and rkeyless entry. Add in a few comforts and the MSRPs rise quickly which is a tough sell against vehicles like the well equipped Kia kSportage and Hyundai Tucson. But opt for fourwheel-drive and choose the Freedom-Drive II package, and you have a couple of ≥trail rated≤ off roaders that can tackle some pretty tough terrain. These low-end Jeeps may face stiff competition from an abundance of stylish and well-priced urban sport utes and crossovers, but they also have the advantage of a 70-year history of building proven military and recreational off-road vehicles. My tester for the week was the Patriot ‘North Edition’ with four-wheeldrive. This is the midpoint of three trim levels that begin with the Sport and end with the Limited. All are available with FWD or 4WD. Standard on all 4x4 models is Freedom-Drive I, a slip-and-grip, fulltime four-wheel-drive system that sends torque to the rear when the front wheels begin losing traction. It’s available with either a five-speed manual or continuously variable transmission (CVT). It also provides a 4WD lock mode, which divides torque equally between front and rear axles for when you really get bogged down, such as in deep snow or sand. Lock

mode works at speeds under 15 km/h. My vehicle came with the Freedom-Drive II package, which for an additional $1,050 makes the Jeep Patriot a Trail Rated 4x4. This includes a 4WD

Jeep certainly doesn’t go overboard on powering this vehicle. The Patriot features a standard 2.4-litre World Engine that generates 172 hp and 165 lb/ft of torque, putting it right in line with four cylinder competitors like


MORE RUGGED looking than its Compass sibling, the Jeep Patriot includes essential elements like the seven-slot Jeep grille, along with true off-road capability. As tested, this ‘trail rated’ Patriot includes tow hooks front and back, skid plates and a full nine inches of ground clearance.

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THE JEEP PATRIOT gets several interior upgrades for 2011, including new soft touch front-door trim panels; backlighting of door switches, locks, windows and mirror controls, and more. Chrome and metallic accents add a nice touch. off-road mode, tow hooks, skid plates for the fuel tank and transmission/engine oil pan, brake lock differential, oil cooler, 140-amp alternator, fog lamps, and P215/65R17 OWL all terrain tires on 17-inch aluminum rims. The upgraded CVT, which adds $1,750 to the base price (instead of $1,400 for the lowertier CVT), includes a low range that engages when off-road mode is activated. This best-in-class 19:1 ratio is ideal for crawling over rocks and logs, made even easier with the 2.5 cm (1 inch) increase in ride height for this year. Hill-descent control, which is also part of the package, helps you to descend steep grades under control. ‘Trail Rated,’ in case you’re unaware, means the vehicle meets the company’s standard for traction, water fording, articulation, maneuverability and ground clearance. The Patriot may not measure up to the legendary Wrangler, but still provides nine inches of ground clearance, a 29-degree approach angle, a 33-degree departure angle and a 23-degree breakover angle. Good for at least moderate off-roading. The trail rated Patriot also has added body sealing and high-mounted drivetrain vents for up to 19 inches of water fording ability.

Tucson and Sportage, but marginally behind Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. Consequently, I wouldn’t describe performance as heart stopping, but in today’s world of a buck-twenty-plus per litre of gas, who’s complaining? Six cylinderpowered compact SUVs, like the RAV4, are more fun on dry roads, but less amusing at the gas pump. Numerous engineering improvements, including an increased rear sway bar diameter, increased vehicle damping and better rebound in shocks and struts, have improved ride and handling. Steering is more responsive and has more feel, and there is now additional sound deadening. Despite this last enhancement, moderate road and wind noise still penetrates the cabin, as does the characteristic moan from the CVT. Chrysler has improved the interiors for all their products in 2011, and the Jeep Patriot is no exception. Upgrades include new soft touch front-door trim panels; a new steering wheel with integrated controls for audio, cruise control, phone and other functions; backlighting of door switches, locks, windows and mirror controls, and more. There’s still plenty of hard plastic, but the See Jeep B6




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town or in tight parking lots, while the rear hatch and low load floor height are ideal for packing in the groceries. What itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not is a vehicle for carting the entire starting lineup to the hockey arena. For that, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll definitely need something bigger. However, there is room for five adults in the 2011 EX35, however four would fit more comfortably for a road trip. The 60/40 split folding rear bench seat has a power folding feature as part of the Premium Package found on my tester. Rear seat legroom in the EX35 is less than many competitors, but where the EX35 outshines the competition is in the handling department. The Canadian version comes only in allwheel drive format, while a front-wheel drive model is also available south of the border. Power for the EX35 is a 3.5-litre DOHC 24-valve V6 engine that produces 297 hp and 253 lb/ft of torque. This unit gets the


The evolution of the vehicles we see on the road today has been interesting in recent years. First, the minivan came along to replace the family station wagon. And then the sport utility vehicle (SUV) took over when our love affair with the minivan began to wane. And now, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the crossover, a vehicle that combines the best of both worldsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; car-like handling with SUV-like styling. However, manufacturers have also started to tweak the crossover segment with offshoots like the Acura ZDX, BMW X6 and the subject of this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s road test, the 2011 Infiniti EX35. These are crossovers with exterior styling like a luxury coupe. The EX35 has a long hood, short front and rear overhangs and a coupe-like roofline that arches over the windows to the C-pillars. The EX35 is much more of a car than an SUV. Its smallish size makes it easy to maneuver around

1,776 kg (3,907 lb) vehicle up to speed nicely, thanks in part to the slick-shifting seven-speed automatic transmission (replacing the previous five-speed tranny) with manual shift mode and automatic downshift rev matching for those who prefer to make things happen themselves. Independent suspension all-round helps provide the EX35â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s smooth ride, while stabilizer bars front and rear keep the vehicle firmly planted in hard cornering. Steering is speed sensitive and power assisted. On the safety front, the EX35 comes with front and rear disc brakes, along with a standard anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake force distribution and brake assist. Also standard is vehicle dynamic control (VDC), Infinitiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s version of electronic stability control and traction control, while intelligent cruise control is available as a option as part of the TechSee Infiniti B8




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Body Style: fourdoor, compact sport utility Drive Method: frontengine, full-time fourwheel-drive Engine: 2.4-litre DOHC four cylinder with dual variable valve timing (172 hp, 165 lb/ft of torque) Towing Capacity: up to 2,000 lbs with Freedom-Drive II package Fuel Economy: 9.9/7.5/L/100km (city/ highway) Price: (front drive) Sport $15,495, North $19,795, Limited $22,795; (4x4) Sport $17,695, North $21,995, Limited $24,995 Web: Neil Moore is a Capital News contributor.



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nology Package ($2,500). Also included on that package are features such as Lane Departure Prevention, Intelligent Brake Assist and Blind Spot Warning. My tester included the Premium, Journey, Navigation and Technology packages. With $11,100 in options, the vehicle priced out at $53,300 plus $1,920 freight and PDI. The base price of the EX35 is $42,200. The Premium Package ($4,150) includes 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels with P225/55 R18 tires, an 11-speaker Bose premium audio system with a 2 GB hard drive, around-view monitor, front and rear sonar system, front and rear climate control and eight-way power passenger seat. Included in the Journey Package ($1,500) is a sliding glass moonroof, hands-free Bluetooth phone system and maple accent trim. The Navigation Package ($2,950) features an Infiniti navigation system, a 9.2 GB music hard drive and voice recognition for HVAC, audio and navigation. With its double arch grille, the EX35 has a distinct Infiniti look. There are large L-shaped headlights with an available Bi-Xenon adaptive front lighting system, distinctive LED taillights and standard puddle lamps built into the side-view

mirrors. Inside, the interior is driver-focused with a luxurious look and feel to the materials. Infiniti calls it a “wave inspired” cabin layout with a “doublewave” instrument panel. The gauges are easy to read with a white and violet illumination. My tester came in an interesting Sangria Red exterior colour with a beige interior. The wellbolstered leather seats were soft and comfortable and they are slightly elevated for a better vantage point of the road. All the controls are easy to reach, although like so many luxury cars these days, the EX35 suffers from technology overload. Maybe it’s my advancing age, but I feel bombarded with some hightech features that techno geeks may love, but aren’t totally necessary. Yet, the manufacturers tell us today’s buyers want them. Sales statistics may back this up, but I’m still left with the feeling that I’ve driven for 40+ years without a lane departure warning system, why do I need one now? Nevertheless, the EX35 is no different than most luxury sedans and crossovers that come loaded to the gills with these high-tech goodies. But one of those features on the EX35 that I think would be useful is the around-view monitor, which uses small front, side and rear-mounted



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Panoramic Valley Views!

Beautiful 4 bed/3 bath rancher. Unique home boasts bright walkout basement with 2bed inlaw suite, vaulted ceilings, gasfireplace, centair, fenced yard, all irrigated, large garden/grass area. Quiet neighborhood. Call John Mandoli to view at 250-718-1864. MLS®10023825, $486,900, 2049 Moonbeam Close.

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Bright Corner Condo!

2 oversized Bdrms, 2 Baths, larger open floor plan (1,210 sq.ft.), laminate floors. Ground level with separate entry & large patio. 1 Block to Beach or H20 Pool! 1 small pet okay. 1 u/g parking. $236.64/month strata. Call Jaime Briggs, Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty at 250-860-7500 or go to MLS®10024835, $279,000, #102 – 688 Lequime Road.

Heritage Home With Suite

Everything You are Looking For!

Upgraded From Head to Toe!

Two MASSIVE Decks!

Beautifully Renovated Large Home

Beautiful Lake Views!

In a very desirable area. 1 block to lake and downtown. Fully staged! Call Kathryn at 250-869-6120 or go to MLS®10024686, $569,000, 268 Riverside Avenue.

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This lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath RANCHER shows like a DREAM!! After all the renovations were completed, the sellers took the next step and had this lovely home “STAGED”!! Come and see it for yourself!! Or you can call Rita St. Jean anytime to book a showing @ 250-863-6303 or go to for more info. Nothing left to do here but sit back, relax and enjoy!! MLS®10023610, $424,900, 210 Marigold Cres.

Great lake views, .63 acre lots of parking triple garage + RV & boat parking, quiet private rural feel, rancher 3 bdrms 3 full baths large view deck w/hot tub easy to suite, newer roof, hardwood heat pump C/A. Call Cecile Guilbault to view at 250-212-2654 or for more info go to MLS®10022615, $519,000, 5751 Somerset Avenue.

Walk to Starbucks and the Rec Centre from this lake-view condo., corner ground-floor unit, pool, lakeview, No HST, and pets and rentals ok! Gorgeous unit with granite and more! Please call Gary August & Jennifer Bregolisse for more information at 250-860-7500. MLS®10024156, $242,500, #1113 - 3833 Brown Road.

This 5 bedroom 3 bathroom family home has room enough for a very large family or potential for a 3 bedroom suite down. It is in the desireable “Old Glenmore” area, close to schools, golfing and shopping. Quiet location. Call John Mandoli to view at 250-718-1864. MLS®10023312, $434,900, 1830 Upland Avenue.

Immaculate grade level entry home in a rural setting lots of parking, fenced yard nicely landscaped, gleaming hardwood floors, gas F/P C/A, 4 bdrms, 3 baths .29 acre huge view deck, quiet area cul-de-sac excellent price! Call Cecile Guilbault to view at 250-212-2654 or for more info go to MLS®10024962, $439,000, 6204 Haker Place.

Glenmore Gem – Value Priced!

Orchard with Lake View !


Charming Lower Mission Two Storey

“Move-in ready” home loaded with updates, plus mortgage helper in-law suite for extended family. 4 Bedrooms (2+2), 3 Baths, new kitchen, new flooring, new paint, large outside living space on deck, plus separate 1 Bdrm suite. Call Jaime Briggs, Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty at 250860-7500 or go to MLS®10024762, $427,000, 406 Grainger Road

Huge value in this spacious home with quality updates and self contained suite! Over 1500 sq ft up, three bdrms + den on main, large open kitchen w/island, engineered hardwood, tile, new windows, new hardiplank, brand new ensuite! Must be seen to be appreciated!!! Call Charlene Bertrand at 250-870-1870. MLS®10024227

Amazing opportunity to own an orchard moments from town, shopping, UBCO and more! Two homes, packinghouse, and high density orchard with Ambrosia, Gala, Honey Crisp and Spartan apples located in the Glenmore Valley. Please call Gary August & Jennifer Bregolisse for more information at 250-860-7500. MLS®10024134, $1,090,000, 770 Packinghouse Road

On quiet cul-de-sac. Four Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, large pool-sized fenced yard. Steps to H2O, Greenway & Beaches. New Cape Cod Kitchen/Stainless App (2008), New Deck/Pergola, New Roof 2008, New Furnace 2010. Call Malcolm Bellinger at 250-215-1414 or go to www. MLS®10022795, $514,900, 710 Saratoga Place. We never stop moving®

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LESS THAN $509,900

LESS THAN $460,000

LESS THAN $440,000

LESS THAN $350,000

LESS THAN $270,000

Every Home Has A Story... Write its next chapter with Gary August 250-860-7500

BIG WHITE AS LOW AS $39,900! • •

HAWTHORNE PARK• • • • • • • • • • • •

Four freehold units available in the Snow Ghost building at Big White. One to four bedroom units priced from $39,900 to $69,900! These are a tremendous buy! Building features indoor pool, restaurants, and is located right on the ski run. Buy now and enjoy the last few weeks of skiing! Please call Gary August & Jennifer Bregolisse for more information at 250-860-7500. Jennifer Bregolisse MLS®10022422, #1-4 – 20 Kettle View Road. 250-870-1870

Bright corner unit, 1200 sq ft, 2 bedrooms and den. Good view of Okanagan College. Completely renovated with new kitchen. +55 building. Call Walt Reglin today at 250470-0919 to view. MLS®10024129, $269,000, 112 – 3157 Casorso Road.


$279,900! • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

High exposure retail space. Sunrise Catering currently operates out of the back of the Fuel Supplement Store. Mezz-office, & nail studio upstairs, along with large storage room & bathroom. Easily adaptable to suit many needs. Call Karen Guy at 250- Karen Guy 878-3605 or visit online at www.connectwithkaren. 250-878-3605 com. MLS®10018981, $279,000, 9 – 1515 Westgate Road.

PRICED TO SELL! • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Walt Reglin 250-470-0919

Nice clean and updated 2 bedroom, 2 bath top floor condo. At over 1250 sq ft this beauty has all and in a premium location, steps to Mission Creek, the Greenway and all the Orchard Park Mall services. Enclosed sunroom, hardwood Allyn floor, workshop, storage and central heating and air conditioning. Secure Bentz underground parking in a quiet 19+ building. For details call Allyn Bentz at 250-470-2413 250-470-2413. MLS®10023657, $269,000, 309-1965 Durnin Road.

Fantastic Opportunity to own a 2006 3 bedroom 2 bath townhome for an excellent price! 41’ tandem garage has plenty of room for two vehicles and a exercise room or Charlene workshop. Low strata and pets welcome! Call Charlene Bertrand Bertrand at 250-870-1870. MLS®10020222. 250-870-1870

Spacious & bright 1 level home in gated 50+community Open concept kitchen with pantry. Includes appliances, 2 car garage, Alarm system WELL BELOW ASSESSMENT! Call Kathryn at 250-869-6120 or go to Kathryn MLS®10023882, $349,900, Newell 106 – 1188 Houghton Road. 250-869-6120

HARWOOD PARK • • • • • • • • • • • •

Harry Kullman 250-768-8001



FREEHOLD Stunning Lake views, top floor condo. Private large balcony. Shows 10+, 2 bed/2 bath. 4 Solar Tube lights. Upgraded appliances. Fireplace. In-ground pool, hot tub, clubhouse, exerise room. Gated. Call Ilse Winzer at 250- Ilse Winzer 681-2432 or go to 250-681-2432 MLS®10023534, $349,900, #303 – 2100 Boucherie Road .

Spacious & nicely finished 1651 sq. ft. home with open concept main level, 3 bds up, media room in walkout basement. Granite kit. island, eating area, dining room, gas f/p in living room w/deck. Laminate flooring, stainless steel appl., central air, Murray B.I. vacuum, dble garage, 6 appliances. Leased to Sept. 31 @ good income. Tenant Wilson would like to stay so this could be a nice investment until you are ready to move in. Call Murray for details & your appt. to view. MLS®10020772, $389,900. 250-869-6869

Frank Buckland 250-212-5510

Frank Buckland 250-212-5510

DELUXE TOWNHOUSE • • • • • • • • • •

Featuring 3 bedrooms plus full unfinished basement. Hardwood floors, vaulted ceiling and open concept. Quiet back patio Large master on the main with ensuite to die for. Dble garage, Gas Fireplace, Close to the city. Call Frank Buckland at 250212-5510 or Ron Maguire at 250-717-6161 to view. MLS®10023436, $448,889, 105 – 550 Glenmeadows Road.

Ron Maguire 250-717-6161

Rob Watt 250-300-1670



One and a half stories with a one bedroom basement suite. Master bedroom on main plus two bedrooms up. Three bathrooms.. Hardwood on main. Conceptual Plans available for Carriage House. Lane access. Call Frank Buckland at 250-212-5510 or Ron Maguire at 250-717-6161 to view. MLS®10023377, $449,900, 1936 Carruthers Street.

ALMOST AN ACRE! • • • • • • • • • • • •

Lakeview property high above Peachland. Clean, very well maintained 2 bedrooms up plus 1 down w office or den. Electric heat but primarily heated w free standing wood stove. huge covered deck plus a detached double garage. To view Harry Kullman at 250-768-8001 or Rob Watt at 250-300-1670. MLS®10022489, $439,900, 6200 Sanderson Ave.

Ron Maguire 250-717-6161

Even if you are not a GOLFER, PARADISE if you are! This 3 Bedrm plus Den and 3Bathrm classy Rancher has beautiful views of the Golf course. Take your golfcart and start your John game in minutes. Walk to the Clubhouse. Call John Mandoli Mandoli to view at 250-718-1864. MLS®10013343, $459,900, 5341 Sandhills Drive. 250-718-1864

Gary August 250-860-7500

SONOMA PINES ESTATE• • • • • • • • •

Beautiful large walkout rancher 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, lake view, walk to all amenities, quiet neighbourhood. Enjoy the carefree lifestyle, landscaped maintenance free exterior. Hardwood floors Bonnie & lots of kitchen cupboards. Call Bonnie Hunter at 250-212Hunter 6137 or go to for more info. 250-212-6137 MLS®10024038, $488,800, 3833 Sonoma Pines Drive.


Great location. Minutes to most amenities. Private beautiful setting. Post & Beam bilevel has extensive upgrading with newer kitchen, bathrooms, furnace & roof & flooring. In-law suite is easy to do. Please call Gary August & Jennifer Bregolisse for more information at 250-860-7500. Jennifer Bregolisse MLS®10016688, $499,500, 3495 Hall Road. 250-870-1870


Huge yard 84 x 188. Possibility of Carriage Home at back. Currently Garden of Eden. Inlaw suite in basement. Separate garage. Major renovation and addition. Call Walt Reglin today at 250-470-0919 to view. MLS®10024174, $509,000, 2150 Wilkinson Street.

Walt Reglin 250-470-0919

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$799,700 AND UP

$688,887 AND UP

$590,000 AND UP

LESS THAN $580,000

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Best valued townhome in this popular Golf Community. Newly decorated and offering a great blend of lifestyles with hardwood, great room floor plan, main floor master suite and den, finished Hugh 2nd level with large family room, bedroom and full bath plus Mervyn lots of outdoor living space with two private courtyards. 250-317-4560 Call Hugh Mervyn at 250-317-4560. MLS®10000841

DILWORTH MOUNTAIN • • • • • • • • •

NEED PARKING FOR THE RV & BOAT? • • • • • • • • •


Splash the summer away! This delightful 3 bedroom plus den home has an incredible lake view and an unbelievable back yard entertainment area. The beautiful terraced yard has a salt water pool and a hot tub and this impeccable home has granite countertops, hardwood floor, a steam shower and loads of storage. All this in a quiet cul-de-sac at1667 Wilmot Crt. For details call Allyn Bentz at 250-470-2413. MLS®10024670, $555,000, 1667 Wilmot Crt.


Allyn Bentz 250-470-2413

Lakeviews, Triple Car Garage plus RV Parking! 4 Bdrms, 3 full bths, 2,590 sq.ft, oak hardwood flrs, open concept, large covered SW facing deck w/lake & city views, private backyard with drive-in access perfect Jaime for detached shop/garage. Call Jaime Briggs, Coldwell Banker Briggs Horizon Realty at 250-860-7500 or go to www.BriggsOnHomes. 250-860-7500 com. MLS®10021200, $579,000, 1618 Vineyard Drive.



Walt Reglin 250-470-0919

Pleasing “Churchill” floor plan with a main floor master bed, bright open kitchen w/granite backlit countertops overlooking the fam.rm for cozy get togethers, eating nook w/door to very private patio for entertaining or slip onto the Greenway for your morning walk. The formal DR adjoins elegant LR with its arches for added appeal. 2 bds & open den/office upstairs. Beautiful hardwood and tile flooring, central air, BI vac, alarm, 2277 sq.ft. Clubhouse w/pool & activities, RV compound. Pet & rental restrictions. Near H2O & Capital News & golf. Call Murray for details & your private showing. MLS®10020107, $599,000.

Murray Wilson 250-869-6869

Tile and hardwood, den, 16 ‘ ceilings , massive stone fireplace with timber accents, pantry, desk, all appl, mudroom, dog shower, 4beds,4baths, fully developed lower level , fenced Roma private yard, RV/boat pkg. Immediate possession possible. Niessen For more details, call Roma Niessen at 250-860-7500. 250-860-7500 MLS®10023787, $649,900, 253 Terrace Hill Place.

Dave Collins 250-870-1444

This open concept upscaled 5 bedrm/ 5 bath quality home comes complete with granite, vaulted ceilings, hardwood and tile floors, and a master bedroom with two ensuites. John Huge B&B potential with 4367sf! Call John Mandoli to Mandoli view at 250-718-1864. MLS®10016303, $699,900, 250-718-1864 6447 Renfrew Road.

Fully rebuilt in 2005 and featured in “EventLife of the Okanagan”. Style and warmth unsurpassed in this upscale neighbourhood. Beautiful grounds to enable an Okanagan John outdoor experience. Top end finishing and appliances! Call John Mandoli to view at 250-718-1864. MLS®10017061, Mandoli 250-718-1864 $729,900, 356 Park Avenue.

Deluxe Upper Mission family home w/4 Bdrms up, oversized master suite, private deck, highend finishings, granite, brazilian cherry hardwood floors, formal dining! Large lot, heated inground salt water Jaime pool & hot tub. Call Jaime Briggs, Coldwell Banker Horizon Briggs Realty at 250-860-7500 or go to 250-860-7500 MLS®10021052, $799,700, 763 Kuipers Cres.

10 acres; 2 homes. Stunning log home; perfect for entertaining. Very private setting with lake view, second home for office or B and B. Nicely landscaped with fenced veggie garden, high Marnie prod well. Dream setting!!! Call Marnie Perrier at 250-212Perrier 8552 or go to MLS®10020541, 250-212-8552 $899,950, 2085 Huckleberry Road.

Built by current owners. Nice view of lake and city lights. Private backyard. 2000 sq ft on main with walkout basement. Entertain on the deck. Call Walt Reglin today at 250-470-0919 to view. MLS®10023739, $590,000, 996 Cascade Place.


Double size lot with over 190’ of frontage in RR2 zoning. One of only 3 lots on Smith Way with double lot size configuration. Well appointed home with 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, full appointed 2 bedroom/ 2bath basement suite with separate entrance rents at $850 per month. Paved concrete driveway allows lots of parking for tenants/RV/boat/cars. Home boasts large room sizes, good architectural sight lines with large picture windows and vaulted ceilings. Terrific curb appeal with double entry doors, brick skirting and arched windows. Totally fenced yard! Call Dave Collins at 250-870-1444 to view or go to MLS®10024829 , $688,887, 4029 Smith Way




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A HERITAGE CHARMER!• • • • • • • • •


Fantastic 6 acre lakeshore estate with cherry orchard and low taxes!! Enjoy the true Okanagan lifestyle with over 150 ft of prime lake frontage and a classic 1920’s Era home. There is a self contained guest Hugh suite for family or caretaker nestled next to the orchard. Located close Mervyn to amenities and schools for the active family. Call Hugh Mervyn at 250-317-4560 250-317-4560. MLS®10006002, $4,650,00

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Eric has proudly lived in BC, “The Best Place on Earth,” for almost half his life. His extensive experience in the hospitality industry prepared him well for his real estate career, making him attentive to special needs and eager to go the extra mile to achieve the Ultimate Service® experience for his clients. Eric’s real estate career began in 2001 in Vancouver where he specialized in investment properties and condominiums. Eric loves to be involved and part of his community. He is fully fluent in French and English. For Eric, living in the Okanagan is all about lifestyle. He firmly believes everyone can find their piece of paradise around here and he takes pride in making his client’s goals a reality.

David Mossey has made Kelowna his home for the last 10 years. As for his pre REALTOR® history…well think of business, and then more businesses. They include building and owning both residential and commercial developments in Alberta and B.C. Today David is not actively involved in his extensive business ventures. He has chosen to become a successful REALTOR® as a lifelong ambition. With his extensive background in business, he brings many new ideas to the table that he has learned over the years by being generous, treating people over and above anyone’s expectations, having them relax and be comfortable, finding things to laugh about in the toughest of times…these are things that build relationships….and his whole career has been built on just that….building relationships. Best of luck in your real estate dreams. And remember….”Real Estate Can Be Fun!”

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Rita St. Jean joined Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty in January 2011. She has been a REALTOR ® for 10 years and is proud to have Coldwell Banker® as her new Banner. Originally from Alberta, Rita enjoys the Okanagan lifestyle and warmer temperatures. She prides herself in providing excellent service to all of her clients and promotes her business with a fitting phrase of “QUALITY SERVICE WITH A PERSONAL TOUCH”. In building her business here, Rita has developed an excellent website that serves as a superb community resource, so please be sure to visit it. If you’re looking for: QUALITY SERVICE WITH A PERSONAL TOUCH…. Rita is your REALTOR ®!!

Dave Sutherland is a long time Kelowna resident who, for many years, advised business, industry, labour, First Nations and government on change management issues. He has also been active in neighbourhood and community advocacy. Decisions about buying and selling homes are huge for most people, filled with a combination of excitement, adventure, anxiety, opportunity and risk. Dave considers it an honour to be able to help people manage their home buying and selling decisions. He looks forward to great success as a Nyrose & Associates team member with Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty. David id SSutherland thh l

Rob Watt has been involved in the Real Estate business in Vancouver and Kelowna for over thirty years. He vacationed in Kelowna for the past twenty years and is now happily living here permanently. He is very active in sports: hockey, tennis, roller blading, fishing, camping, and working out. He loves buying and selling real estate and has experience in building, developing, and new home construction. His passion is helping first time buyers and sellers and assisting with financing. He enjoys helping make people’s dreams of living in the Okanagan a reality. RRobb W Watt tt

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Lost & Found BIKE helmet found, call to describe, 250-762-4386 FOUND a children’s play set Still in box, Thurs, March 24, on Shannon Lake Rd. Call(250)769-1111 LOST: BLACK leather pouch with brown leather wallet, id, and purple iphone 3GS, March 27, afternoon. Pouch taken from black Ford truck in front of the Kiwanis Towers. Please return id and anything else found to 240 Pemberton Road, Kelowna BC V1X 3H4. Thanks for your kindness, we really need the ID back! LOST black & white Cat, Last seen on Black Mtn, 2 weeks ago. He looks like he is wearing a tuxedo.1-(604)614-7342

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Our dear mother has left us. Her sons and daughters & grandsons and granddaughters are left with a sad heart. The plentiful memories bring smiles to all who knew her. Your parents, sisters, cousins, friends and your family, say goodbye to you Penny. You will be missed a great deal. Family, together with close friends are having a reception at the home of Penny’s parents Effie and Mickey Mudie at Sun Pointe Village, 700 Rutland Rd N. Sunday, April 10, 2011 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM In leu of flowers, please consider a donation to Kelowna Hospice House.


Born April 29, 1941, passed away suddenly March 26, 2011, aged 69 years. Survived by his sister Moira; nephews Michael, Stephen, and his wife Rikki; great nephew and nieces Adam, Jorja, Emmrie and his Doberman Jaxx. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 8th, at 2:00 p.m. at First Memorial Funeral Services, 1211 Sutherland Avenue. In lieu of flowers, donations to the COPD, KGH Respitory Unit or a charity of your choice in memory of Grant would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Arrangements in care of First Memorial Funeral Services, (250) 762-2299.


Passed away Friday, March 18, 2011 at the age of 61. Survived by her husband Lorne, sons Tony (Rhonda), Drew, grandchildren Christian , Chloe all of Kelowna, sister Joan (Merv) Geen of Rock Creek and numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 2:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. Should family and friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting, 250-860-7077.


November 26, 1925 - March 26, 2011 It is with heavy hearts that our beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away on Saturday March 26, 2011 after a courageous battle with cancer. Predeceased by his parents Emil and Necolyne, sister Emily, brothers Ed, Earl, Jim and Orville. Dad is survived by his loving wife Ella of 61 years and brother Lloyd. He was an amazing father to Daryle (Linda), Grant (Coralee), Christine (Dana) Stregger and (Angie). Dad was a wonderful and loving grandfather to Derek (Kristin), Jennifer, Colin (Melissa), Kristen, Bryan, Alex, Kyran and Rylin. He was a recent proud and adoring great-grandfather to his first great-granddaughter Lily. Dad loved his family with all his heart and loved nothing more than being surrounded by his friends and family. After moving to Kelowna in 1935 he was proud and felt blessed to have served the Kelowna Building Community for over 30 years which included managing Kelowna Builders Supply. There was always a line up of people waiting specifically to see Milt because of his expertise and sense of humor. Our family wishes to thank Dr. Erasmus, Susan & Kathy, the Hospice House staff, Dr. Ellard, Debbie Laura Ann at the Kelowna Cancer Centre and the many other caring individuals for the tremendous care Dad received. We will miss you Dad and love you forever. Thank you for being such a huge part of our lives. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Milt may be given to the SPCA or the Children’s’ Ward of KGH

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SEASONAL Labourer positions at Coral Beach Farms (Winfield). No exp nec. Must have own transp. Applicant must be capable of physically demanding (inc heavy lifting) work in all weather cond. 6-7 days/wk, 10-12 hrs/day begin approx July 1st. Work incl tree planting, pruning & fruit harvesting. Pay $9.28/hr. Apply by fax: 250-766-0813 or email:

POONI Farm in Kelowna BC. Workers needed. Start June 15, 40hrs/wk, $9.28/hr. 250765-9573


Forestry REQUIRED. Brush pullers, chainsaw & brush saw exp., valid Class 5 drivers license req’d. FT work. Fax resume to 250-762-3667 attn Larry

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ACCOUNTING & PAYROLL Trainees Needed! Large & Small Firms Seeking Certified A&P Staff Now. No Experience? Need Training? Career Training & Job Placement Available. 1-888-424-9417 ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE person needed. If you are interested,kindly email your resume to For more information visit our website CHIROPRACTIC Assistant. Bright, cheerful, high energy, mature person with strong computer & communication, skills and a personal passion for natural health. PMT/PT, min 29hrs. Send resume & ref’s to post office box 23006 Plaza 33 Postal Outlet, Kelowna BC, V1X 7K7

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While we try to ensure all advertisements appearing in the Kelowna Capital News are placed by reputable businesses with legitimate offers, we do caution our readers to undertake due diligence when answering any advertisement, particularly when the advertiser is asking for monies up front. Dream Easy Kitchens requires a showroom rep to work 2 days a week, (may include the occasional Sat). We are looking for someone that is mature with strong customer service skills, can work independently & has a flair for colour coordination. This IS NOT a design position. $9 per hour + commission. Please bring resume to 2443 Hwy 97 N (Banks Plaza) Mon-Sat 10-4:30 LOG TRUCK drivers for Kurt Leroy Trucking LTD. F/T, benefits included, to start immediately. Campbell River. Fax resume to 250-287-9914. LOSE UP TO 30lbs in 30days ($$ for lbs.) 1-877-737-DIET or MACHINIST REQUIRED for busy Coastal Logging company on Northern Vancouver Island. At least 4 years experience required. Above industry average (wages), plus excellent benefit program. Fax or email resume to: 250-9564888 or MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees Needed! Hospitals & Dr’s Need Medical Office & Medical Admin staff! No Experience? Need Training? Local Career Training & Job Placement also Available! 1-888-778-0459 YARD cleaning, lawn mowing, pruning, payment by the job. Only hard working lady. Resume & good ref’s are necessary: 250-979-0250

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TJ’S The Kiddies Store, BC’S largest baby & childrens furniture store in Kelowna is accepting resumes for a PT position. Retail & computer exp an asset, apply in person at unit #4-360 Spedding Crt.,250860-2229

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The Hetu family expresses our sincere gratitude for your kind expressions of sympathy on our recent loss of John. Our family deeply appreciates all those who were pallbearers, sent flowers or a sympathy card, personal services, made donations to charity, assisted with the funeral or called with the kindest words and thoughts throughout difficult time. A special thank you to Freedoms Door & The Salvation Army Thrift Store Staff. Your thoughts and effort were greatly appreciated. All our relations The Hetu Family

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PROCARE INSTITUTE has been in operation since 1987 and is an accredited institution, with Private Career Training Institute Agency (PCTIA), the official career body responsible for registering and accrediting all the private colleges in the province. Our curriculum exceeds the standard set by the Provincial Government. The benefits of ProCare training are: • Over 98% employment rate • Proven method of training • Instruction on site by experienced nurses • Small class sizes • Earn $18-$22 an hour after graduation • Convenient locations Requirements for the program are: • Grade 11, or have adult student status We require photo ID as proof of age for our adult students. • Medical clearance, TB test, Criminal Record Check THE COURSE INCLUDES • • • • • • •

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Cleaning Services ATTENTION SENIORS No nonsense cleaning, 2 ladies for the price of 1! Done in 1/2 the time. Health care background. 250-878-2851 “CLEAN BY CLEAN” Making U House Proud! Professional. Reliable. Competitive Rates 215-1073 CLEANING Bi-weekly, & Monthly. Spring Cleaning & Errands, Call (250)-763-2377 CLEANING Lady, 25yrs exp., quality work, one time, wkly, biwkly. Exc ref’s.250-470-9629 Experienced Housekeepers have immediate openings available. Reliable honest cleaners will take as much pride in your home as you do. The Projects( 250)-808-5389

Computer Services 12/7 A MOBILE COMPUTER TECH. Certified computer technician, virus removal, repairs, upgrades. Let me come to you. 250-717-6520. 12/7 In-Home Repairs. New Systems/Upgrades. 20+yrs Prof. Service. Peter 215-4137

Concrete & Placing A&T Concrete for all concrete you need done. Big or small, I do it all. For Free estimates call Tony 778-478-9444. Plus pressure washing too. BEST Price for removal of driveways & retaining wall specialist. Joe, 250-859-7026 DANFORMS CONCRETE offers certified tradesman for all your concrete needs.Free Estimates Call Dan,250- 863-5419 For all your concrete services Check us out on our website

Free Estimates. Government Certified. 250-451-6944 K.W. CONCRETE - Specializing in Driveways, Sidewalks, Floors,& MORE 250-575-4973

Contractors JOURNEYMAN Carpenter for framing, finishing, additions, decks. Richard. 250-717-7043 KSK Framing & Foundations. Quality workmanship at reas rates. Free est 250-979-8948 WENINGER CONST. Family company commited to Kelowna & Big White. 250-765-6898

Countertops CALL GRANITE PRO for a free in-home estimate. Lots of ref’s. Andy, Jason & Scott, 250-212-8204. Best Prices. CUSTOM ROCK COUNTERS March Madness Granite Sale Full Slab Granite Showers, maintenance free. Starting At $2295 GREAT QUALITY & SERVICE Granite Kitchens, 3cm starting at $2495 Open 9-4 Mon-Fri, 10-2 Sat. Showroom: 1115 Gordon Dr. Free Est. 250-870-1577 REFACE Countertops. 1/2 the Cost of Replacing. Granite & Corian Designs. 470-2235.

Drafting & Design HOUSEPLANS. I guarantee 2 things; Lowest price & your satisfaction. 250-862-9399

Electrical ALAN Dignam Electric. Resid/ Comm. Service calls, Reno’s, Upgrades. lic’d, bonded & Insured. Alan 250-808-6595 A&S ELECTRIC. Resid/Comm Wiring. New constr, renov. & service changes. lic’d & bonded. Steve 864-2099 (cont #90929) MJB ELECTRIC Residential & commercial repairs and service work. Data cabling & phone 250-212-5610

Excavating & Drainage Bear Paw Earthworks Ltd. Trucking, excavating, bobcat, residential. Joe- 250-550-6208

Fencing ALL KINDS OF FENCES, 6x8 Cedar panels starting @ $65. Gates & custom orders, staining 250-491-4622 CEDAR Panels, Gates, Custom,Fencing & Decks. Quality Workmanship Repair & Reno’s Josef (250)-864-7755

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300 YARDSCAPE 250-300-YARD (9273) Spring’s here, 25% off thatching/ power rack (replenish your lawn) Booking now- April 9April 30. 10% off yearly property care, gold pkg incl all your needs- Windows, lawn, gutters, weeding, landscaping. 250-300-YARD ASPEN LANDSCAPING, irrigation, aerating, pwr raking. Spring clean-up. No HST. 250317-7773. CHEAP Multch, OgoGrown, Glenmore Grow & Top soil. Make your yard look new again. Great delivery rates, any amount, any time. Phone 250-801-6364 Edging Cedars - buy direct from grower, 6ft.-10 for $200, We deliver, Budget Nurseries, toll free 1-866-498-2189, GORDON’S Quality Lawn Care. Spring Special.12% off aerating/dethatching. 250-863-8935 I WANT TO CUT Your Lawn! Plain & simple, your lawn needs cutting, and I cut lawns. I’m asking for your business, and in exchange, you will receive both excellent value and exceptional service, GUARANTEED! Weekly maintenance, power raking, pruning, aerating, spring clean-ups, etc. Senior’s discounts, all inquiries welcome! 250-878-7283 ...Common Sense Yard Care... LITZ LAWN CARE, weekly mowing, fertilizing, pwr. raking, hedge trimming & gen. yrd. clean-ups. Free Est. 764-6404

M. Sauri Constuction Serving Kelowna since 1980. Call Mauri (250)718-8131 Paradise Valley Contracting. com. Call Rob 250859-2787

FAMILY Movers. Moving? Anything, anywhere. Local and long distance throughout 2010 Packing service available, weekly trips to Vancouver, Alberta, full and partial loads. Cheapest rates in the valley. Free Estimates, 250-493-2687 JOE’S MOVING.reasble rates fully equip’d trucks, local-long dist, no job too small470-8194 NORTH END Moving Service Local/Long Distance. Free Estimates 250-470-9498


ONE CALL DOES IT ALL Carpet, lino, ceramic tile & laminate. Free est. 20+ yrs experience. 250-862-9667. QUALITY Floors layed by Hooksnapped Flooring installation. 250-869-2125

Power Raking, Mowing, Pruning, Yard Clean-up, General Maintenance, Irrigation, Complete Landscaping, Retainer Walls, Water Features. Free Estimates Jim 250-861-3693

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TOP SOIL $20/yd. Compost Mix $30/yd., Ogogrow, Gravel, Rocks, Mulches 250-868-3380

GARAGE Doors- install, service, repair all makes of doors & openers. 250-878-2911

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1-1-1- All Exterior Hedge & Tree Specialist. Downsizing, pruning, artistic shaping & removing of hedges & trees. Ins. Call Dave, 250-212-1716 1AN’S Lawn Maintenance. Spring clean-ups, pwr raking, fertilizing, weekly lawn care, res & comm. 250-864-4251. AERATING, power raking, hedge/shrub pruning, rotatilling, lawn care, mulch & rock etc. Insured. Exp.’d Ace Of Spades. 878-1315, 765-7825 ALLIUM LAWN CARE. Spring Clean-Ups, Weeding. Exp’d & Insured. 250-307-4933

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Handypersons A-Z HANDYMAN, domestic wizard, furniture assembly, all repairs & reno’s.250-859-4486 NEED a hand inside or out from painting to yard work. 250-215-1712, 250-768-5032

Heat, Air, Refrig. SOMMERFELD Heating A/C, Install & Repair Heat Pumps, F/P, Gas Fitting Lic. 215-6767

Home Improvements ADDITIONS, finished bsmts, kitchen & bth reno’’s, tile, hrwd & laminate flooring. Drywall, painting. Ext/int finishing. Call 250-870-3187 Engel Construction Since 1973! Custom homes, Reno’s Additions, Decks, Kitchens, & Baths. Doug (250)-215-1616 KATAMA Complete Home Renovation’s Licensed, WCB Insured. 250-864-0033

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Renovation experts. Int/Ext. Ins’d. Call 250-826-2284

Home Repairs LARRY’S Handyman & Reno Serv., Lg. & Sm. jobs, Graffitti Removal etc., 250-718-8879

Irrigation/Sprinkler Systems WESTWIND IRRIGATION is pleased to welcome Gene Hodgson to our staff! He has over 12 years of experience in servicing irrigation systems. He is professional, hard working & we are proud to have him as part of our team. Call Westwind, 250-860-0025 WEST-WIND Now booking for irrigation start up, repairs & installs. Call 250-860-0025


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DIGGINOLES N SHIFTINSTUFF. Pickup & delivery service. Rubbish & recycling removed. Landscape, building supplies & Hay delivered, small equipment transferred. Yes we work weekends!! or Ph: Ian 250-864-2339 Edging Cedars - buy direct from grower, 6ft.-10 for $200, We deliver, Budget Nurseries, toll free 1-866-498-2189, GLM Landscaping & Irrigation 12% Discountl!!! Custom landscaping 250-864-5450

Painting & Decorating 100% AFFORDABLE Painting Exp, quality. Int Paint/ceilings. Winter Specials. Terry 8639830 or 768-1098 110% P&D Painting serving Western Canada for 32 years. Clean quality work at reasonable rates. Free estimatesDerek 250-769-9068 2 Rooms, 2 Coats, $169. Ext starting at $1200 entire home. PNI. 250-308-4380. CALL COR’S Painting Specializing in Interior Repaints. Reliable & On time. Quality Workmanship Guaranteed. Call Cory Doell (250)-768-8439 Christopher’s Painting. Exterior Specialists. See our ad in Service Directory. 862-6717 DALE’S PAINTING Service. Painting Kelowna a better place since 1982. 862-9333

Plumbing DREGER MECH. Plumbing, Gasfitting, comm/res & reno, ins’d, 24hr. Call 250-575-5878. KOSKI Plumbing-Heating Gas Fitting Reno’s Res. Bonded/Insured Troy @ 718-0209

Roofing & Skylights GERMAN MASTER ROOFER. Over 30yrs exp. on all kinds of roofs. New Reroof & Repair. Tradesman + Best price Warranty. Free estimate. Call Steffen, 250-863-8224 Master & Visa.Card JOE’s Roofing. Repairs, Reroof. Why pay big price for small jobs? Joe, 250-859-7026 RIGHT Way Roofing. Specializing in repairs & re-roofs. Mch More! Ask us, 250-808-1473

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250-808-0733 SKYHIGH DISPOSAL. Full service Junk Removal & Bin Rentals. BOB’S ONE TON TRUCKING. All your rubbish needs. FREE scrap car hauling. 25yrs of satisfied Customers. Bob 250-765-2789, 861-0303 pgr

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LARRY’S LITTLE DUMPER We haul little loads of anything, landscaping materials, & Junk to the dump. 250-7181114 DIGGINOLES N SHIFTINSTUFF. Pickup & delivery service. Rubbish & recycling removed. Landscape, building supplies & Hay delivered, small equipment transferred. Yes we work weekends!! or Ph: Ian 250-864-2339 EDSON’S 1 Ton Dump Truck. Rubbish,reno’s, sheds, decks, landscaping (250)-718-1595

ERIK the STUDENT Rubbish, Tree & Appliance Removal. Hauls from $39.99 & up


Sand/Gravel/Topsoil NEIGHBORHOOD Trucking & Delivery. Topsoil, Gravel, Sand, OgoGrow. Visa, Debit, Mastercard. 250-870-1138

Snowclearing TREMBLAY’S EXCAVATING Comm. snow removal & comm snow blower. 250-979-8033

Sundecks KELOWNA DECK & RAIL. Vinyl, Mod. Flooring, Alum., GlassTopless/Picket878-2483.

Tiling TILE Setter. Artistic Ceramics. Custom tile setting. Call 250870-1009

Tree Services 1-1-1- All Exterior Hedge & Tree Specialist. Downsizing, pruning, artistic shaping & removing of hedges & trees. Ins. Call Dave, 250-212-1716 ROB’S Tree Care Ltd 1975. For all your tree care needs. Ins. & Cert. WCB. 212-8656

Trucking/ Bull Dozing TNT TRUCKING. No load too small. Junk removal, sand, gravel, etc. (250)862-0821 (250)765-2778.

Window Cleaning Hands Free Maintenance. Window, gutters, yard maint, pressure wash. 250-718-2963

Help Wanted

ALL KINDS OF FENCES, 6x8 Cedar panels starting @ $65. Gates & custom orders, stainning, Hot tub covers. Penguin Mfg. 250-860-7805

Moving & Storage

AAA Best Rates Moving $59+. “Why Pay More” Short/Long Distance. Free Est. Res/Comm, 861-3400

Education/Trade Schools


Four Laning - Winfield to Oyama Windley Contracting (2010) Ltd. is currently accepting applicants for all positions for the Hwy 97 Four Laning Winfield to Oyama project. Please submit resume by Fax 250-758-0917 or email Experienced workers only need apply.


BOOKKEEPER WANTED Have you been looking for that perfect part-time job? Something that fits around your busy schedule? We can offer a very flexible work schedule for the right individual. Do you have bookkeeping skills and Microsoft Excel knowledge? Our bookkeeping is done on Simply Accounting Software and knowledge of this would be helpful but is not necessary. Above average wage will be determined based on experience. Email your resume to

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RYDER ROOFING LTD. Free estimates, senior discounts, member of B.B.B. Fully insured, WCB coverage. All types of shingle roofing & torch on roofing systems. ‘From a hole in your roof to a whole new roof.’


Call 250-870-3187

Call Doug 250.215.1616


“Renovation Experts” Interior/exterior Prompt, clean and reliable Insured 250-826-2284

FLOORING Hooksnapped Flooring Installations

We install quality laminate, carpet, lino & much more. Need product? Call Jeff 250-869-2125



Trucking, Excavating, Bobcat, Residential Joe (250) 550-6208


We are now taking bookings for irrigation startups & repairs. We also offer free estimates on irrigation installations or major alterations. Call West-Wind Irrigation Ltd.

at 250-860-0025


Kitchen cabinets & vanity refacing. Replace doors, update crown, modern hardware, counters, tile splash. Bring your old cabinets up to date at a fraction of the cost.



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Local or Long Distance Polite & Professional

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•Renovations •New construction •Plumbing Service & Repairs •H/W tank replacement • Furnace Service & Installs • Gas f/p Service and Installs Bonded & Insured

Call Troy, 250-718-0209

RUBBISH REMOVAL Larry’s Handyman & Renovation Services • Interior & Exterior Renovations • Carpentry • Painting • Small Repairs • Pressure Washing

• Kitchen & Bathroom Upgrades • Yard Maintenance • Fences, Decks • Tile • Graffiti Removal



Hooksnapped Flooring Installations We install quality laminate, carpet, lino & much more. Need product? Call Jeff


West Kelowna Journeyman Carpenter Available for Framing, Finishing, Additions, Decks, Foundations, Flooring.

Richard 250-717-7043

Joe’s Moving Service “Many Yrs. Experience”

• Local/long distance • Storage Available • No job too small • Free Estimates Call Joe Anytime 250-470-8194

Pager 250-861-0303

Bob 250-765-2789 Rubbish Removal, Free Scrap Car Hauling,

SMITTY’S DRYWALL • Boarding • Mudding • Taping • Texture Spraying 20 Years Experience




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We install, service, & repair all makes of doors & openers. FREE ESTIMATES • INSURANCE CLAIMS • SENIOR DISCOUNTS Call Mon.-Fri. 8-4:30 pm

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Book now for landscape projects, retaining walls, pruning, spring cleanup, irrigation repair & installation.

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Custom homes, reno’s additions, decks, kitchens & baths


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Senior’s Specials Experience & Quality New Homes & Repaints Ceilings Bondable. Insurance Work Call Terry 250-863-9830 or 250-768-1098

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• Bath Remodels • Decks • Drywall


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Call 250-870-1009

• Electrical • Tile Work • To-Do Lists • Much More



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• Kitchen Remodels • Painting • Plumbing

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Top Soil • Ogo Gro • Gravel • Sand • Bark Mulch We remove: yard refuse, small trees, junk CHUCK 250-870-1138

We accept “When the Big Guys are Too Big We Deliver”

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Serving the Okanagan 14 yrs. Vinyl Decking up to 80 mil., Modular Flooring, Aluminum, Glass, Topless, Picket Railings, Fences & Gates. Free Estimates


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Get featured in the West Kelowna Sales & Service Directory, Journeyman Carpenter call classifieds to book Available for Framing, Finishing, Additions, Decks, your spot. Foundations, Flooring.


Richard 250-717-7043

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DIAMOND H TACK : 15th Annual Consignment Garage Sale! One Day Only! Sat., April 16, at 9am Sharp. Consign Any Of Your Horse, Rider, and Stable Products from March 26 to April 13.Pick up your consignment package, 1953 Kirschner Rd. Kelowna, BC. 250-762-5631

Lady’s Golf clubs with cart & bag. 2 woods 4 irons & putter. $80 250- 763-4099 LIVING Room recliner chair $100. 250-860-8127. MIRROR closet door. $60. Call 250-769-6482 Night table, $75. 250-8608127 NIGHT tables, 2, $75/both. (250)860-8127 SHARP microwave, 400W, $15. 250-862-9571

FREE Pick-up of used bicycles that you no longer want. Ok if need repair 604-800-2104 WE will pick up & recycle your wire pipes, & aluminum windows,from reno’s, batteries radiators etc.too.(250)717-0581

OLD Chandeliers/crystal drops wardrobes, wicker, dressers, strg cupboards. 250-860-4674

$278,500. Lake & Knox Mnt close by, classy 2bd, den/fam, open plan. MLS Ken Dempsey. Remax 250-717-5000 $559,000. Rutland. Just listed. SxS Duplex w/suites. MLS Ken Dempsey, Remax, 250717-5000 DUPLEX FOR SALE! 4 bdrm, 3bth, downtown, big lot size, recently renovated, good mortgage helper, close to hospital & all other ammenities. $379,000 Msg 250-979-0250.

Feed & Hay Ginseng tarps 24’ x 165’ for shade or windbreak. Inexpensive and attractive solution for hay shed, livestock shelter etc. $150 each. 250-558-8322. Quote available for installation. Good quality hay, alfalfa grass mix, heavy square bales, barn stored. 542-9419 or 309-5956 Grass hay, $7.00 bale. Oat hay $5.00 bale, lrge bales, no rain, barn stored, ex horse feed, located in Armstrong. 250-546-6422. HAY FOR SALE; Grass or Grass Alfalfa mix, Round bales $70 each, approx. 800lbs, delivery avail. on larger orders, also Silege bales or Feeder hay. 250-838-6630 *HAY-SALES-GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763. HORSE & Cow Hay, Mixed hay $7/bale, Grass hay $6/bale, Cow hay $4/bale, Oat hay/straw $5/bale. Discounts for bigger orders (250)8354748 QUALITY Alfalfa mix Hay for sale $7/bale. CASH ONLY. 250-769-5032 STRAW 3x3x8ft bales $150 ton. GRASS hay 5ft round bales $180 tonn Alfalfa grass mix and oat silage bales 200 plus bales .$50/bale. Discount on larger orders. Enderby 250 838 6684.

Pets 8wk old black female purebred Pug, $800. Has shots & vet check. 250-547-9643 Cairn Terrier puppies, 6 months old, registered, all shots, dewormed, $800. (250)546-0277, 250-309-0555. German Rottweiler pups, 8wks, 1st shots, dewormed, Socialized $600 250-307-2333 WOLF HYBRID Cubs ready now. Sun Valley Wolf Kennels 250-765-4996 Kelowna, BC

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$100 & Under (12)TRAILER RAFTER, 11.5’, $10. 250-860-8127. 27” RCA color TV, 6 years old. $75. Great Picture. 250-8633361 27” TV, $60 obo. 250-8608127. 2 Lamps, $40. 860-8127. 3 BURNER BBQ with side burner, $75. 250-862-7197 AEROBIC Climber Stepper, excellent cond., $50 obo. 250862-9571 ASSORTED MIRRORS. 6’X3’ with frame, beautiful, must see. $65. 250-860-8127. BED, double $100. (250)8608127 BED, single $100. (250)8608127 CARPET, 13X16, $100. Assorted colors & sizes. Call 860-8127. Coffee table, $50. 250-8608127 GOLF Clubs, 11pce Wilson, good shape, new bag, $65. 250-768-5234

$200 & Under 12” Dewalt wood planer, comes with 2 sets of blades, $175. 250-454-6529. ASSORTED DRESSER, lrge, w/mirror, hard wood, $155 obo. (250)860-8127 BED, King, $200. 250-8608127 BED, Queen, $155. (250)8608127 Computer System, Windows Internet ready Excellent Cond. $200. 250-869-2363 Kelowna GARAGE Doors 8’ x 7’ $150 each (250)765-6064, or (250)469-1331 GE 30” Stove, self-clean oven, very good cond & clean. $125. 250-862-2503. LEATHER EZ Chair, mushroom color, $190 obo. Like brand new. 250-768-4249 LOVESEAT, blueish black with wood front, never used, $200. 250-765-0063 SET of ATV ramps, fold up, $125 obo. 250-862-7197 STOVE 24”, 30”, white, $140. 250-860-8127. TABLE & CHAIRS (4) h/wood oak, 2 ext, $175. 860-8127

$300 & Under 1300 watt generator, excellent condition, $225. 250-862-7197 2YR OLD Hotpoint Washer $250. (250)860-8127. Computer Laptop, Windows, Wireless, Excellent Condition, $300. 250-869-2363 Kelowna PRINCE Charles & Lady Di collector plate, still in box. $225. 250-763-2004.

$400 & Under 3500 watt Power Pro generator. Excellent condition. $375. 250-862-7197 FRIDGE, 32”W, 67L, bottom freezer, as new & stove, $500. (250)860-8127. Gourlay Winter & Leeming Upright Grand Piano. Excellent Condition.$400 (778)478-1964

$500 & Under 1980 Dodge 318 Truck 4 speed $500 (250)769-0222

Firearms DEAL of the week: New AR-15-CQ-A1 Carbine, .223, 4 mags, $749. At The Best Little Gunshop Around Weber & Markin 4-1691 Powick Rd, Kel. 250-762-7575 Tues-Sat, 10-6 SMITH & Wesson 357 mag, 4” barrel, holster, quick loaders, target trigger, new condition. Must show prohibited lisense. $250 obo. Consider trades. Call 250-470-8409

Food Products Naturally grown BEEF, approx 250lbs sides, no additives, $2.65/lbs cwf. 250546-6494

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1 Hot Tub made into fish pond with 7 or 8 big gold fish & some litte ones, with lily pads. Call 250-860-1949 FREE beautiful purebred white persian cat to someone with experience taking care of purebreds. Call 250-862-5112 FREE orange male cat to good home. Very loving. 250801-2227

Furniture ALMOST free. Need to move. 1 china cabinet & hutch, dark color. Vilas diningrm table & chairs. Vilas coffee table & 2 end tables. Call Dean at 250762-2083 ANTIQUE To MODERN Home Furnishings for all Budgets & Tastes. Come to OK Estates Furniture and More. 3292 HWY 97N (beside Sheepskin Boutique) Tue-Sat, 11-5. 250807-7775 CHERRYWOOD Bedroom Suite Including Donald Trump Pillowtop Mattress, Dresser, Night Stand & Mirror. BRAND NEW SET. MOVING Must Sell. Valued at $2500 will take $2000 obo Call (778)755-1318 TEMPUR-PETIC, new Queen Mattress. Best offer. (250)979-1662 TOTAL OFFICE Now Open Saturdays 10-4! NEW & USED Office Furniture for the Home or Business. Like New Ergonomic Seating Priced to Sell! Call Susanna 250.717. 1626 420 Banks rd.

Garden Equipment 1970’s John Deere 214 lawn garden tractor, 7 attach’s, runs great, $2,000. 250-503-2177. Screened Top Soil/ Manure mix available for pick up or can arrange delivery $10.00 per yd. Please Call 250-2587480 Will consider discount on multiple bulk loads

Heavy Duty Machinery 2003 Sullair Compressor 210 CFM’s caterpillar engine 3200 hrs good cond. (250)860-2938 966 Loader, $22,000. Saws & arbour’s, power unit. Call for details 250-379-2732

Jewels, Furs Big beautiful flawless 1.10kt diamond ring. Very valuable Price neg. 250-306-4616

Medical Supplies SHOPRIDER scooters & power chairs, lift chairs, walkers & ramps, new & used. Shoprider Dealer, Kelowna: 250-764-7757, Vernon: 250542-3745, Toll free: 1-888-5423745,

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BABY & kids new and used. Up to 50% off summer ware plus .99¢ offers. Moms the Word 187 Hwy 33E past Rutland Rd 765-3422 V/S MC DD. BRAND new 5 stage reverse osmosis water filtration system. Retail price: $795. Now: $250. Call 250-863-1544

FREE REMOVAL of all unwanted vehicles & metals. No vehicle or metal too big. 250-351-9666 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 Love your AVON? Need some? Call now 250-8782851. RIGIDFOAM Insulation, 2 x 5 10/ bundle $15ea bundle. Call 250-862-8682, 1660 Cary Rd

Misc. Wanted Coin Collector Buying Old coins, silver, collections Please call 250-863-3082 IM a private buyer/collector of 1950’s, 60’s and older 10¢, 25¢, 50¢ & $1. I want to buy lots! All conditions! US & Canadian. Todd 250-864-3521 IM a private buyer/collector of 1950’s, 60’s and older 10¢, 25¢, 50¢ & $1. I want to buy lots! All conditions! US & Canadian. Todd 250-864-3521

Musical Instruments MOIR Pianos. New & Used Grand & Upright Pianos. Call Richard Moir 250-764-8800 PIANOS, serviced, tuned and delivered. Uprights from $599, Grands from $2500. Call World of Music 250-869-0819 or Toll Free 1-800-663-5183

Sporting Goods CHERRY dining room table, 6chairs, hutch, $500. Queen bed set, 2 end tables, 2 dressers. $600. 250-801-8156 KINGSTON 4x8 slate pool table, very fancy w/leather & carving. $1200. 250-801-8156 LASER Sights, Red Dots, SKS’s from $199, CQ-A1 AR15’s $749, Glocks, CZs $699+up. Ammo: 9mm, .40, .45, .357, .38, .44, .223. Repairs, refinishing, reblueing. All at The Best Little Gunshop Around Weber & Markin 4-1691 Powick Rd, Kel. 250762-7575 Tues-Sat, 10-6

Tools Red Lion Model RLX6 5.5 cu ft. drum (normal size is 3.5 cu. ft) electric cement mixer. Never used. $495. Call 250-7657811.

Garage Sales

Garage Sales 522 HOLBROOK RD. East Moving Sale, Fri., Sat. & Sun. 8am-4pm. All kinds of tools. DILWORTH. Garage Sale. 2231 Lillooet Cres. Sat April 2, 8am. Antiques, furniture, hs hold misc., ladies 2x/3x, reno’s ESTATE Sale. Fri & Sat, 9-5. 45-3745 Lakeshore Rd. Shasta Trailer Court. Lots of misc. GARAGE Sale. April 2, 617 Spruceview Place South. 9am3pm. Lots of tools. MEGA Yard Sale. My Country Garden. 1760 KLO Rd. Sat 8am-3pm. Lots of new items. Antiques, old windows, clocks, lamps, old phones & much more. Dont Miss out! MOVING Sale in & out door. 2031 Daves Rd. Joe Rich. April 2, 7-2. Everything must go! MOVING Sale, Sat Apr 2, 9-2. 125-1355 Findlay Rd. In garage. Something for everyone! NEIGHBORHOOD Garage Sale. Sat April 2, 9-1. Lots of kids stuff. 8-family Sale. 200 Terrace Dr. RUTLAND- 275 Clarissa Rd. Sat 9-1 & Sun 9-12. Lots of toys, hsehld, etc No early birds SOME furniture. Friday 3-7, Sat 9-4, Sun 10-4. 3208 Sagebrush Crt. West Kelowna

Real Estate

For Sale By Owner 1400sq.ft Home, 1 acre in Whitevale Lumby, $275,000. w w w. o k h o m e s e l l e r. c o m #26568. Call 250-547-9533


Offered at $589,900

LOCATION LOCATION........... Exceptional executive family home in Mission Springs neighborhood Walk to schools, Beach, H2O and Greenway. Completely renovated including granite in the custom designed kitchen, travertine marble in the spacious master en suite and much more. Approx. 2,600 sq.ft. Mature yard. Agents Welcomed 250-861-8856 By Appointment Only $999 MLS® Listing Program. (250)863-1850 Realty Match BANK FORECLOSURES Free List & Pics. Realty Match DUPLEX FOR SALE! 4 bdrm, 3bth, downtown, big lot size, recently renovated, good mortgage helper, close to hospital & all other ammenities. $379,000. Msg 250-979-0250.

LOCATION! LOCATION! 3846 BROWN RD WESTBANK 4bdrms, 2.5 baths. Immaculately maintained inside and out. Large flat low maintenance yard. Walking distance to everything. Over 2300sqft, fully finished basement, gas fp, RV parking, Large covered deck with hot tub. Asking $384,900 To view call 250-768-1549 No agents

MAGIC ESTATES 172 Wizard Crt

Acreage for Sale 3 Acres, Whitevale Area, Lumby. Flat, trees, drilled well, gas/hydro to driveway. Price $235,000.00 + HST OBO. 250-547-6932. 7.98-acres, on Bodwell Rd. gently sloping, no buildings. $449,000. 250-260-3545

Apt/Condos for Sale 1 & 2 bdrms 1938 Pandosy St 6 story concrete builiding. Some utils incl’d. bus rte. NS. NP. $775+ up. 250-878-7953 BRIGHT corner, very clean, 2bd, 2bth condo, lakeview, secure/RV prkng. $239,900. Helmut Hubert, Century 21 250878-8010 MLS COLLEGE Area Hawthorn Park 2bdrm 2bath 55+. UG parking swimming exercise classes avail. NS $1200 + utils. Sandy (250)765-7269 THINKING OF SELLING? For a confidential, no obligation, free market evaluation of your property call

Mark Jontz Royal Lepage 250-762-9446 or 250-860-1100 anytime

THINKING OF SELLING? For a confidential, no obligation, free market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-762-9446 or 250-860-1100 anytime.

3800sq’, 3 bdrm, 2.5baths, w/o rancher with pool. Unobstructed view of Lake & Knox Mtn Prk. Spacious open concept. Well maintained & freshly upgraded incl new kitchen and S/S appl. Lrg balconies. A must see! Views like this last forever. Offered at $989,000 no HST 250-762-0888 for viewing THINKING OF SELLING? For a confidential, no obligation, free market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-762-9446 or 250-860-1100 anytime.


Fri, Sat & Sun - 2-4.

CRYSTAL SPRINGS Lovely DW 1344sq’, 2 bdrm, 2 baths, family rm, breakfast nook, 55+, new flooring & appliances - upgrades. Garden area, lovely yard, tool shed. Sm pets are welcome. Very nice, Must see! 778-755-0070,250-212-0898

Houses For Sale ******* Where smart sellers meet smart buyers! View Thompson Okanagan properties for sale.// Selling? No Commission. (250) 545-2383 or 1-877-291-7576 10 acres with 3bdrm log house w/full walk-out bsmn’t, Ideal for hobby farm, very private, 4855 Miller Rd. Armstrong, $479,900. 250-546-8630. $318,000. Rutland. Handyman Special. 4bd, 2 FP’s, garage, RVP. MLS Ken Dempsey. Remax 250-717-5000 $368,000. Rutland Bench 2900sq’, 3bth, 3FP’s, 4+bds, garage/RVP. MLS Ken Dempsey, Remax. 250-717-5000 3.69 Acres Home and Shop in Vernon home, Detached 1000 sqft Shop with hoist. Great holding property!Reduced to $575,000 Call Wade 250-5506364. 6177 Okanagan Ave #26513l

3bdrm, 2bath “1903” Heritage house, remodeled, with 3bdrm upstairs, large lot, 2505 39 Ave. Vernon, $369,900. 250546-8630 $999 MLS® Listing Program. (250)863-1850 Realty Match BANK FORECLOSURES Free List & Pics. Realty Match COURT ORDERED SALE. 3Bdrm+den Family Home. 2 baths, lrg fenced yard, garage, Nice area.$360,000 Lloyd 250215-5607 MacDonald Realty MORTGAGES LOW RATES. 5YR. 3.94% VARIABLE 2.25% Trish at 250-470-8324 Owner Will Finance Small Down Payment Req Call Jana 1-877-454-0330 RUTLAND. 30x24 detached, heated & wired shop, updated 3lvl split, 4bd.MLS Ken Dempsey. Remax 250-717-5000 RUTLAND. 5bd+den, legal suite, mint cond, appls, air vac/ ug irrig. MLS Ken Dempsey. Remax 250-717-5000 THINKING OF SELLING? For a confidential, no obligation, free market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-762-9446 or 250-860-1100 anytime.

Mobile Homes & Parks DBL wide 2bd, 2bth, family park, cov’d deck, carport, well maint., great kit. $149,900. Helmut Hubert, Century 21. 250-878-8010 MLS Enjoy Sierras Lifestyle, New Homes, Neighborhood in Central location. From $698/biweekly or $169.900 O.A.C. (250)-769-6614 SPACIOUS 3bd, 2bth home, family park, lrg ensuite/sep baby rm in Master. $159,900. Helmut Hubert, Century 21. 250-878-8010 MLS WHOLESALE FACTORY DIRECT. Manufactured, Modular & Park models. Tremendous savings. Luxurious 1512 sq. ft home including delivery and installation only $ 109,950. Many other plans available. 877-976-3737 or 250-814-3788


Call 250-763-7114 to advertise your OPEN HOUSE

Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1888-711-8818

OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY 11:30-3:00 495 McCURDY ROAD $299,000 4 bedroom, 2 bath half duplex with extra parking and large private backyard. 2 bedroom,1 bath up and down with laundry on both floors. A Must See....

Mark Chomyshen 250.212.0001

117-1329 KLO Rd. Sun 123pm. 1300sqft, showhome cond. Royal LePage 215-5185

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 1BD. Pandosy, Adult building, NP, NS, heat, WD & all utils incl. $745. Call 250-878-0119 1BDRM Condo in Parkway Place on Upton Crt. Next to Parkinson Rec centre. fr, st, ac, ug pking, secured entry. NS. NP 1yr lease. $800 Avail. immediately (250)860-3134 2BDRM 2bath on Creek, 6 appls. Mission Park Mall. NS. No Pets $1050 250-868-0316 BELGO AREA, Rutland Rd. South. 2bd, $900 hydro, f/s, NO PETS, bus route, Avail. now. 250-491-3345, 869-9788


Affordable 1, 2 & 3 Bdrms AC, near schools, shopping & bus route. Insuite laundry H.Up’s. Across from Park. Clean Quiet & Spacious. Sorry NO Pets. Well Managed Building 250-861-5605


2bd, starting @ $749 incl. parking & utilities. 1Bdrm, starting @ $620


CAPRI MALL area. Senior Orientated building. NP, laundry, 1bd, $800 & 1bd w/den. $770 250-979-2771 Dilworth Centre, 1Bd, reno’d, sgl person pref’d., W/D, NS, NP, ref’s.$750. 250-717-5802


Close to shopping, bus rt, 2BD APARTMENT Heat & hot water incl. New adjustable rates.

Call (250)-860-4836 MILL CREEK ESTATES

1590/1588 Spall Rd. Premiere Rental Complex in Kelowna. Different Floor Plans Available Close to Shopping / Restaurants. Call for Availability. Affordable rental amounts. (250)-860-4836 or email:


1590/1588 Spall Rd. Premiere Rental Complex in Kelowna. Different Floor Plans Available Close to Shopping / Restaurants. Call for Availability. Affordable rental amounts. (250)-860-4836 or email:

RENT or lease. 2 Bdrm + den, FP, priv terrace, balc. 6 appls, 1250sqft. Gym/lng/ guest suite, strg, 2 sec u/g prkng. DD, NP, NS, $1300mo. Avail April 15.1-800-894-0554 RUTLAND. 55+ 2bd, 1.5bth condo, 4th flr, elevators, ug prking. Avail May 1. $995 + DD. Jim at 1-780-297-2561 WILLOW PARK MANOR. 270 Aurora Cres 239 Hollywood Rd. S 1 & 2bd units S Next door to the full service Willow Park Shopping Center S Free parking S Resident manager 250-763-3654

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RUTLAND: THUNDERBIRD EVERGREEN APTS. 435/395 Franklyn Road 1 & 2 bdrm suites, 3/appls, AC, drapes, walk-in storage, u/g secure parking, hot water included. Laundry facilities on site. Close to excellent shopping, major bus routes (excellent bus service to all campuses, Orchard Park Mall & downtown), theaters, medical facilities & restaurants. 250-762-5932 for appointment to view APARTMENTS FOR RENT in Granada Gardens for Mar.1 & beyond, ranging from $800-$850/mo 250-766-4528, 250-718-0881 3bdrm apt. suite Spacious, close to all amenities, NS, NP, 1yr lease, Avail Mar. 15th incl heat.$925 250-763-6600

Sustainability consulting business looking to share our downtown office space with a like-minded company. Shared board room, reception, phone/ fax, printer and small kitchen area included. Can be configured to fit one to four people within the space, depending on your needs. Price negotiable based on space required from $600 to $1000. Please call 250-862-8941 to inquire and see the space. WESTBANK. Lakeview. 2nd flr. 760sq.ft. $790 incl T.N. 250-768-9083, 250-718-9083

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1BD w/o bsmt, Westside Rd. area. Lakeview, walk to beaches, sep ent, 2prking stalls. $750 incl cbl & utils. 1 pet neg. days) 250-863-8077 eves) 250-769-0969 2BD, $1350 OR 1bd, $890. Both 1300sq’, incl utils, cbl, int. L.Mission.pets negot 801-8157 2BD Cottage & 3bd grnd flr in Lakeview Heights newly reno’d Bright, spacious, with pool, Large lot with view. All appl’s incl., call 250-769-9038 email: 2BD legal suite Rutland. Nr. bus & shopping. 4appl, ns, np. $950 + utils. Avail May 1st. Call 250-863-1155 2BD LRG bright kitchen, all appls., partially furnished. Pets ok. Quiet & very clean. $850mo. 250-766-1265 2 Bdrm Armstrong Sep/ ldry&prkg N/S Pets neg. $850 Incl:util,sat,net. 250-540-3415 2BDRM. Capri Mall Area. Close to bus route. Pets negotable. $900 + 1/2 utils. Laundry inc’d. (250)212-2686 2BD, some utils incl, NParties, NS, NP, near shopping & bus, quiet area, Area of Rutland. Lndry HU’s. Extreme WL int. $895, dd req’d. 250-765-2931 2BD. walk to beach & DT. Lrg, bright, insuite lndry, $850 incl utils. May 1. 250-979-8589 2BD W/O Lake Country Backyard/deck, cable, sep.entry laundry, storage, NS. NP. $900 utils. incl’d. (250)7664020, or 778 821-0115 3542 Old Ok Hwy Central, 2bd, walk-out, 1200sf, lg kit, lg master bd, $950/mo. 250-8088007 or 778-755-0034 AVAIL immed. Mature older couple, 2bd bsmt suite, incl int, cbl, FS, WD, DW, utils incl. Will accept small pet. Newly reno’d. $900. View only Sat 11-3. 778-753-4242 Avail May 1 Bright & Furnished Bachelor for single working person NS. NP. Quigley School/Hollywood Utils., cable, wireless incl’d $650/mo Ref’s. No Drugs! 862-9055 BRAND new 2bd suite avail in Rutland. Close to all amens, bus, the Y, ref’s, NP. $1000. 778-753-3304 BRIGHT 1 BEDROOM basement suite on Glenmore, close to shopping and down town. Separate entrance, washer, dryer, fridge and stove. $750/ month plus damage deposit. Avail April 1st. Call Adam at 250-545-4577 or email me at GARDEN suite wkly/mo, Hospital area, jet tub, lndry, Priv sep ent. Veg/ garden, Gar/pkg. Furn/ unfurn, all neg NP, NS. $975 Cbl/ utils incl 870-7007 LAKE VIEW Heights 1bd suite, lrg master bdrm, walk in closet NS, NP. $700 all utils incl. 250-769-9285 LRG 1bd view ste. Toovey Rd area. 5appl, NP, NS, $750 utils incl. Call 250-765-5503 MISSION- Beach Location! Large 2 Bed + LR. New paint & more. $890. 250-470-8262 NEWER 2bd suite, avail immed. Own ent, prking, nice yard. $750 incl utils. Quiet area. NS, NP. 250-712-2247 or 250-869-9663 N. Rutland 1 Lrg Bdrm $750 includes utils, basic cable NS NP. Ref’s req’d. Avail May 1st (250)491-9739, 863-0116 ONE BED lg modern suite. Sep entrance w/laundry lots of storage. $800. 250-300-7377 RUTLAND- 2bdrm gr level, priv entry, 5appls, heat, nr bus route. NS. NP, ND, ideal for wrkng cple or student, Avail immed. $1000 250-762-6519 RUTLAND. 2bd suite, grnd lvl, sep ent, avail immed, NS, NP. $825 utils incl. Close to schools. Call 250-869-9530 RUTLAND N. brand new 2 bdrm, sep ent, porch, lndry, big kitchen, NP, NS, wrking cpl. Avail now. $1000+ utils. 250-864-6722. SM. Funky furnished 1 bdrm on Lake near hosp & college, sm pets welcome. MUST love cats. Sng occupancy, incl utils. $700. May 1. 250-763-2476. WINFIELD bright 2bdrm main level ste on parklike setting, priv patio. Avail May 1. Incl everything. Walking dist to beach & marina. On bus route. Furn or unfurn. Suits working person or students. N/s, n/p. $1000/mo. 250-766-1776

1BD. Hosp. area, 2nd. Heritage hm. , suit 1, ns, np, nd. Avail. $600.250-764-9112

2BD mnflr heritage home, 1/2blk to hospital/beach, hrwd flrs, gas fp, WD, AC, prking, lrg deck/yard, NS, NP, $1100 utils incl. Apr. 1. 250-868-8874 2BD near hospital, avail April 1. Pets neg., 4appls, hrdwd flrs, priv yard on creek, $1100 incl utils. 250-868-0607

2 BDRM, 2 Bths, Furn. or not. Garden & pets ok. 6km into Christian Valley. $800+ Utils. Avail May 1. 250-446-2076 2Bdrm house upper level in Capri area shar’d laundry mature working couple, $900 +utils (250)448-8507 2 storey 6bd house for rent on acreage April 1.Boucherie Rd, West Kelowna. $1600. Day: 604-534-9936 eves: 604-5325605 3/4 BD., Winfield area, $1575 +utils. NO PETS. Avail Now. Overlooks Wood Lake on East side. Close to schools. Call 250-869-9788, 250-491-3345 3BD upper level house. Fireplace, creek, central loc., buses. $1200. 250-868-9059 3 BED, 1 BATH, renovated upper level of house. sep. w/d. lge. yard. n/s, n/p. 1350/mth + util. avail. may 1 call jenn 250 764 6240. 4 bdrm, 2 bath home with sep 2 bdrm suite to share with inlaws. $1695. 250-860-6995. 5bdrm, 2living rm, 3bath, big family home. Fully fenced, garage opener, nice area, $1500 + utils, avail now, N/P N/S. Bella Vista Rd. 250-864-2786 CLEAN, BRIGHT RANCHER. AVAIL NOW!!! 40 Steps to Lake. 2 bed, sunroom/den, all newer flooring, propane fireplace, large lot, det. garage, laundry room, all appls. Pet neg. Non smoker, Long term preferred. Located in “FINTRY” a quiet lakeside community off Westside Rd. 35 min to the city. $1200, Kristi @ 604862-8039 or DOWNTOWN. 1bd loftstyle carriage house, garage, 5appl, newer, small pets ok, $1000. Close to bus & shops. AC. Avail March 15 or April 1. Please call 250-899-0911 DT KELOWNA, 2 BDRM. house, yd&deck, WD. NP,NS. Very cute&clean. $1250+util Apr 1 250-860-2646 N. Glenmore. 3bd, 2bth, garage, 2decks, fam rm, immed. $1350+utils. 250-718-2771 Rent To Own Small Down Payment Req Call Alice 1-877-454-0330 RUTLAND- 2 bdrm, detached garage, fenced yard. F/S, DW. $950 + utils. Pets/smoke ok. Avail April 1. 250-212-8372 SMITH CREEK, 4 bdrm, 3 full baths, approx 3000sq’, all appl, $2200. Prefer lease. NP. NS. Ref’s. Noel 250-452-6635. WANTED- April 1st. Clean house or townhouse, 2-3 bdrm, lease only, long term, min 1yr, excellent credentials, will treat your property like our own. 250-768-9592. Westside Rd. 1 min to Bridge 5 min To DT. Modular Home 1 Bdrm + den 1 bath, all appls. A/C, & Lrg Deck. $1000 + utils. Available April 1 250-768-2978 Winfield 3bd 2 ba No bsmt. on Orchard, 6appls a/c deck, drapes. Avail now. NS. NP. Working persons. ref’s req’d $1250 + DD & utils. 250-7663395 Cell (250)-861-0656 WOODLKE VIEW, dividable 2-kit, 5bd, 5ba, carprt, grg/wrk shp, in-grd pool, acre, pet neg. $1800+ utils, 250-766-4322 2BD 4Appl Patio Pet OK $1100. 4Bd 3Ba 3Appl AC FamRm Deck $1500. 250860-1961

Commercial/ Industrial 1/2 - 4 acre serviced, fenced industrial lots for lease. Light, heavy or industrial use including auto wrecker & storage. 7000sq’ serviced coverall shelter for storage or workspace or build to suit. Westbank Industrial Park. 250-769-7424 HWY Front avail at 1694 Ross Rd Ship/rec doors, prking C1 2000sqft. $2500 TN. 769-6614

Duplex / 4 Plex 2BD Rutland 4plex on Hwy 97. $700+utils. Pet ok. Ref’s req’d. 250-765-5578 4BD & 2bd, 3 full bth, 6appl, garage, all windows blinds. March 1. NP. (250)860-8583 AFFORDABLE 2bdrm End unit (x2) Available. Immediately, near all ameneties, fenced yard. Pets negotable. $950 & $1090 + utils. Call Irene 250938-8040 BLK MTN. 4 bed + den 2 bath $1250 + Util. 5 appl. 2 decks. Lrg yard.NS/NP.250-869-8504 OLD Glenmore. 3bd, 2ba, FP, ensuite lndry, nr amens now/ May.1, $1180 250-763-7869

Mobile Homes & Pads WINFIELD, 2bd Mobile, NP/ NS/Nprties, wrkng adults, refs $850+utils. NP. Avail now 250-766-3395, 250-861-0656

Modular Homes 2BDRM, 2 bath, avail April 15 in Kelowna West Estates. 4 appl, $1200 plus utils. 250769-0109, 250-878-9970. 3BDRM, 1 bath, avail immed in Kelowna West Estates. $950 plus utils. 250-769-0109, 250-878-9970. Winfield 3bd 2 ba No bsmt. on Orchard, 6appls a/c deck, drapes. Avail now. NS. NP. Working persons. ref’s req’d $1250 + DD & utils. 250-7663395 Cell (250)-861-0656

Homes for Rent

2005 HYUNDAI TUSCON FOR SALE 2 ltr, front wheel drive, AM/FM stereo w/MP3 CD, alloy wheels, anti-lock brakes, power brakes/steering/mirrors/windows/locks. Roof rack, five doors, tilt steering, 4 wheel disc brakes, electronic stability control, block heater, heated front windshield & heated mirrors. New winter tires, timing belt, windshield & front brakes. Good on gas +/- hwy 30, town 28 m/g. 100,000 kms. EXCELLENT CONDITION. NEW PRICE $8,900 OBO CALL CELL 250-617-9944


Room & Board ROOM & Board. $850. Rutland area, NS, pets ok, suits disabled, elderly or student. No addicts. Christian male pref. Emmie, 250-861-5659

Rooms for Rent 1BD Downtown, utils incl, bus route, $460. Newly reno’d, int incl. NP. 778-478-6492 A-1 clean furn’d cbl. & w/d, wl int, quiet, monthly avail. immed. 250-862-9223 All Comforts of Home, furn. rooms/suites DT. wireless int. cbl. WD. fr $450. 861-5757 BACHELOR ste, fully furn’d, util incl $650 +$325 DD. Call 250-765-0746 DOWNTOWN- 1 bdrm, $400 incl utils, wireless, laundry. Mature, working person. NS. 250-863-7863, 250-762-7253. MATURE Female. Large Bed /sitting room w/priv. bath.w/d cable Lovely House, Beautiful Lakeviews.$475.250-769-0661 MODERN Furn’d. bdrm. all cbl/utils. incl’d., $450mo. $475. Call 250-317-2546

Senior Assisted Living ROOM/Board for seniors w/ some care. Priv rm w/cble & own phone. 3 cooked meals, snacks, lndry, housekeeping. $1250/mo. CPR & 1st Aid Cert. Annie, 250-317-3341

Shared Accommodation 1BD, shared. $450. Avail now. Downtown area. Call 250-2128909 847 Mayfair Rd. 3bd house, 2.5 bth, livingrm, kitchen, dining area, garage, lots of parking, lndry rm, huge yard, near amens. $1500. Rutland. Pref wrking family. April 1. 250765-6031, 250-864-6031 A house 2 share,priv bth, cbl, cov’d.prking. avail. now.Ref’s. $475.Wesbank(250)769-8287 AVAILABLE ASAP. 1 bdrm close to all amenities NP. NP. NS. $400 utils., wireless net, & laundry incl’d 250-763-7553 N.RUTLAND: Student or working, 3 bdrms, share LR, kit, bath, lndry, sat, int & hottub. On Bus route, CRC req. $450 utils incl. 250-765-7239 RUTLAND. PRIVATE ROOM in 2bdrm basement suite. $450/mo, utils incl. NP, NS. 250-861-5621, 250-681-8699

Storage BOAT, RV & Dry Storage Hwy 33 & 97, Prime space, cheapest in town!! 250-862-8682

1BD 4Appl Patio Pet OK $750 OR 2Bd 2Appl Pet OK $850 Incl Cable & Util-250-860-1961 1BD., Off McCurdy, f/s, w/d, priv. ent., nr. bus, ns, np, pref 1 person, $750. util/cbl. incl. Avail now (250)491-9006 1Bdrm bsmt suite, Mission Flats area, self contained, priv entry, laundry, 4appls, basic cable, internet incl’d, No smoking, No pets. $800/mo. Single pref.’ed Mar 1. 250-215-1616 1 BDRM N. Glenmore, newly compl. brite suite in w/o bsmt. Pri ent. off st prkg. 4 appls. cble, util incl. Close to bus. N/S, N/P. $750/mo. + DD. Avail immed. Rick 250-7627660, c) 250-878-4399. 1Bdrm Suite Available on Rutland Bench. Private entry. NS. NP. NParty $700/mo (250)491-1355 1 BEDROOM BASEMENT suite. Private entry, laundry, bus stop, util incl. Avail. April 1. $700. 250-768-5695

2005 Hyundai Tuscon. 2 ltr, front wheel drive, AM/FM stereo w/MP3 CD, alloy wheels, anti-lock brakes, power brakes/steering/mirrors/windows/locks. Roof rack, five doors, tilt steering, 4 wheel disc brakes, electronic stability control, block heater, heated front windshield & heated mirrors. New winter tires, timing belt, windshield & front brakes. Good on gas +/- hwy 30, town 28 m/g. 100,000 kms. EXCELLENT CONDITION. New Price: $8900 obo. Call: Cell 250-617-9944

1BD. Newer in Rutland, utils/cbl. incl., np, ns, cls. to bus, $700.+dd. 250-807-7864, 250-718-4167 1BD self contained suite/cabin in Winfield, suitable for single person/stdnt. Close to UBCO. $600. Info at 250-766-0956 1BD suite avail immed. Spacious open plan with island kitchen, 2nd flr of commercial building, 2 full bths, FS, WD & DW. BI vac, balcony off living area. $1200+utils. Very clean. 250-491-3177, 250-718-8804 1BD suite with view. $650 utils incl. Rutland. Pets ok. Avail now. 250-808-1250. 2BD, 4appl, Rutland area, lrg fenced yard, cov’d deck, $1100 incl utils. Avail May 1st. 250-491-8230 3bd top flr, deck, fnc’d yard, cov’d prking, new 5 appls, walk to school 1 pet ok, NS. Very clean. Freshly painted. April 15. $1350 incl utils. 250860-0403 or


2003 MITSUBISHI SPIDER GT Fully Loaded, leather, power sunroof. Was $15,990 Now $12,990

AVAIL immed. 2bd bsmt suite. $700 +40%utils. NS, NP. Call Janice at 250-762-8901 AVAIL immed, quiet 2 bdrm 4 plex suite behind Plaza 33. 5 appl, carport & storage, older working preferred. NP. NS. $830 plus DD. 250-451-9923 2350 Enterprise Way 250-860-6300


LG bright 2bd. W/0.,nr colg, lake shops, Resp. ns. np.$895 Apr15/May1 762-0317 6rings LRG 2BD, near Costco/ Plaza 33, fs, wd, yard. $950 +utils. NS, NP, ND. 250-491-3215

Townhouses THINKING OF SELLING? For a confidential, no obligation, free market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-762-9446 or 250-860-1100 anytime.


2009 MITSUBISHI GALANT ES Loaded, power everything, balance of 10yr warranty. Was $16,990 Now $14,990

Tired of Renting? Credit Less Than Perfect? Danica Has Solution! Call 1-877-454-0330 2350 Enterprise Way 250-860-6300

WANTED- April 1st. Clean house or townhouse, 2-3 bdrm, lease only, long term, min 1yr, excellent credentials, will treat your property like our own. 250-768-9592.


Want to Rent WANTED- April 1st. Clean house or townhouse, 2-3 bdrm, lease only, long term, min 1yr, excellent credentials, will treat your property like our own. 250-768-9592.



Cars - Domestic

Antiques / Classics 1960 LAND ROVER. Complete vehicle ready for restoration. Good frame, complete extra engine (running). Many extra parts with winch(included) with cable. Warn front hubs. 45,000 miles. Pre registered. Email pictures available. $3900 obo. Call 250-7657811.

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LYLE’S TOWING Free removal of unwanted vehicles. Pay up to $1000 for good vehicles. Lots of used parts for sale. 765-8537 TIRES- ASSORTED. 205-7514. 215-70-15 4 Ford alum tire w/rim. 205-75-15. 205-70-15. 185-70-14 snow tire w/rims, like new. 185-70-13 w/rim, new. 4- 265-70-14 Bridgestone, exc tires, 80%. 4- 26570-17 Bridgestone, 75%. 250860-8127

2006 MITSUBISHI LANCER RALLIANT Loaded, 5spd, hard to find, balance of 10yr warranty. Was $14,990 Now $12,990 2350 Enterprise Way 250-860-6300



2008 TOYOTA YARIS Local one owner, auto, a/c. $9,990

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1998 Audi A4 quattro, V6, 5spd, $3300 obo. 250-3071215. 1999 Chev Metro, great shape, new brakes, asking $1500. 250-317-2008 2002 PT Cruiser vg cond. 124K, must see, $5200. Please phone 250-861-9413. 2003 Mazda Protoge, grey, only 59,000km, asking $9000. 12’ fishing boat, boat only, $250. Utility trailer, $500. Call 250-765-3802 2004 Acura TSX, excl cond, low kms, have all service records, extras incl, only $16,900. Steve, 250-868-8886


2004 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER “TURBO” Touring Edition, Loaded, $8990

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1993 Nissan Maxima. 4-dr sedan. Loaded. 191kms. Excellent condition. New battery. Pearl ext/tan interior. $2150 obo. Kelowna (250) 860-6210

2007 CADILLAC SEVILLE STS AWD, loaded, 1 owner, lease return Was $60,000 Now $25,990

2009 Acura CSX with Technol ogy Package. 4 Door Sedan Manual Trans. 17400 Km. XM Satellite Radio, I Pod, USB, MP3, Navigation with Voice Recognition and Bluetooth Phone. Power Windows/Mirrors/Steering/Locks. ABS Brakes, Keyless Entry, Immobilizer, etc etc. Retirement forces sale. $21,950.00. Phone 778-755-1922. 2350 Enterprise Way 250-860-6300

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2006 Honda Pilot EX-L One owner, black with grey interior, 130,000kms, eight passenger, trailer package installed, winter and all-season tires included. Meticulously maintained. Located in Nelson B.C. Call 250-825-3458 for more information

Scrap Car Removal $100 cash Paid for unwanted vehicles. Call Paul Haul (250)808-9593 1AA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Min $60 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 250-899-0460

T11-032 Transborder Holdroom Modifications at the Kelowna International Airport Sealed tenders, clearly marked on the outside of the envelope with the words “T11-032 Transborder Holdroom Modifications” will be received at the office of the City Clerk, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna, BC up until 3 PM, Local Time, April 14, 2011. Tenders will be opened publicly at that time. There is a non-mandatory site meeting on April 6, 2011 at 10 AM pm PST in the Airport Administration Boardroom located on the second floor at the South end of the Airport Terminal Building.

1999 BMW RC Kruiser Windsheild, Saddlebags Stainless Steel Pipes, Low Km’s. $9000 obo. FLAWLESS. Call (250)762-0323 or (250)-801-8154 2006 Harley Davidson, softtail deluxe, all options, $14,400. one owner, 250-938-3358

T11-037 Rutland Recreation Park Improvements Sealed tenders, clearly marked on the outside of the envelope with the words “T11-037 Rutland Recreation Park Improvements” will be received at the office of the City Clerk, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna, BC up until 3 PM, Local Time, April 12, 2011. Tenders will be opened publicly at that time. There is a non-mandatory site meeting on April 5, 2011 at 10 AM Rutland Recreation Park (Meet at Rutland Arena) The City reserves the right to reject any or all tenders, to waive defects in any bid or tender documents and to accept any tender or offer which it may consider to be in the best interest of the City. The lowest bid or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. Tender documents may be obtained at no charge from the City of Kelowna website or for a $50 nonrefundable fee from the City of Kelowna Purchasing Branch, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna BC V1Y 1J4.

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS T11-038 Stream & Natural Area Restoration Sealed proposals clearly marked on the outside of the envelope with the words “T11-038 Stream & Natural Area Restoration ” will be received at the Office of the City Clerk, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna, BC up until 3pm, Local Time, April 12, 2011. The Request for Qualifications (RFQ) will not be opened publicly. There is a non-mandatory site meeting on April 5, 2011 at 2:00 pm, Cerise Drive and Clement Avenue. The City reserves the right to reject any or all responses, to waive defects in any submission and to accept submissions which it may consider to be in the best interest of the City. RFQ documents may be obtained at no charge from the City of Kelowna Website or from the Purchasing Branch, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna BC V1Y 1J4.

Snowmobiles 12-727 Stremel Rd, Kelowna Mon.-Sat. 8:30-5:30


250-765-9457 Parts and Service for all makes of snowmobiles, motorcycles, & ATV’s. 1000’s of parts in stock.

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19’ 1977 Holiday travel trailer, sleeps 4 adults, full kit & bth all working, $3000. 250-769-3068 eves. 1988 DODGE ISLANDER.

The City reserves the right to reject any or all tenders, to waive defects in any bid or tender documents and to accept any tender or offer which it may consider to be in the best interest of the City. The lowest bid or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. Tender documents may be obtained at no charge from the City of Kelowna website or from the City of Kelowna Purchasing Branch, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna BC V1Y 1J4.

SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equipment. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288




5TH Wheel/truck combo. 2000 23’ Citation & 4wd truck (seats 5). 1997 Chev Sierra truck, has only 127,000kms. Both in like new cond., $19,750. Call 250-764-7628 BOATS, RV DETAILING Truck & Cars. INSTALL HITCHES All vehicles Truck & Trailer Accessories & Parts. Call (250)-769-1945

Sport Utility Vehicle 1989 black Jeep 4x4 removable hard top, no soft top, 4.2L 6cyl, $4000 obo. 250540-2328 1993 Ford Explorer, 193,000 orig kms, lady driven, excl cond., asking $2000. 250-7694924 2006 XTRAIL SE. 84,000 km exc cond, 3 yr ext’d warr, new winter tires, sport light pkg, htd seats, call 250-763-8488. 2009 Jeep Wrangler, V6, auto, 22,000kms, hard/soft top, luggage box, waterproof seat covers. $26,500 obo considered. 250-765-2742

77, 000kms, prop, powered 318 motor, has everything incl. Solar panel. Bargain at: $6750 obo. 250-868-1124 M1263

2005 KEYSTONE Cougar 285EFS Immaculate, nonsmokers, children, pets. Standard features plus solar panel adjustable system, 130w, battery controller plus 4 batteries. TV/DVD/Radio. New mattress/tires. Propane fed BBQ system. Transferable RV warranty. All manuals, certificates. $18,700. Phone Vernon 250503-3032. 2010 40’ Luxury 5th Wheel, 4 slides, wd, dw, a/c, f/p. Sacrifice at $39,900. Can be seen in Kelowna. 1-905-691-1035.

2006 JEEP COMMANDER SPORT Trail rated, loaded, 3rd row, 4.7 V8, trailer tow pkg, 1 owner, local. Was $18,990 Now $16,990

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2007 DODGE NITRO SXT 4WD, auto, loaded, 1 owner lease, only 79,000kms Was $17,990 Now $15,490 2350 Enterprise Way 250-860-6300


Trucks & Vans 1994 Dodge diesel 4x4 SLT, 200,000 kms, $7000. 250-7682534. 1995 F150 1/2 ton dual tanks, tool box, 188,000kms. $2000 obo. 250-862-8276 1995 GMC Sonoma PU, 2.2L, 5spd standard. Reg cab, shortbox $3200. 250-861-8802 1996 4WD 1500 Dodge SLE, full load, awesome shape, 168,000kms. $3500 obo. 250878-8700 2000 Ford Windstar LX, 7 passenger, 3.8 motor, 143,000 kms, PB, PS, cruise, tilt, air, radio, cassette & CD. Recent service trans & motor, new brakes, tr. hitch, $3500 obo. 250-768-4790 2003 Toyota Sienna LE, exc. cond., all maint records. Bought at Kelowna Toyota, keyless entry/air, DVD in back, elec seats, windows, etc. Nonsmoker. One of the safest vehicles on the road, beautiful to drive, plush grey seats, 4 winter tires & new all season tires just mounted. $10,500. 250717-1010 ask for Elizabeth 2003 XLT Ranger 4 litre 4x4 113636 kms. Well maintained. Great shape. (250)862-5091 2004 Ford F150 XLT 4X4

Auto 183,000 KMS 4dr, A/C, leather & power seats, PL PW cruise, tilt, CD playertow package, Box liner, accident free, bc truck, $6990, call: 250-862-2555 2005 Montana extended, 110KM, very clean cond. $5000 obo. (250)260-5232 2005 PONTIAC Montana SV6 7 pass. 32500kms $10,000 (250)862-8771 2007 Honda Ridgeline EXL, 4WD, 72,000kms, mint condition, leather seats, sunroof, dark cherry ext., $26,500. Call 250-764-2140

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TAKE NOTICE THAT on March 17, 2011 an Order was made for service on you of a Petition and support Affidavit issued from the Vernon Registry of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in proceeding number 47362, by way of this advertisement. In the proceeding, the Petitioner(s) National Holdings Ltd., claim(s) the following relief against you; foreclosure or sale of property at 594 Udell Road, Vernon, BC (the “Property”). You must file a Response to Petition within the period required under the Supreme Court Civil Rules, failing which further proceedings, including Judgement, may be taken against you or the Property, without notice to you. You may obtain, from the Vernon Registry, at 3001-27th St., Vernon, V1T 4W5 copies of the Petition, the supporting Affidavit, and the Order providing for service by this advertisement. This advertisement is placed by National Holdings Ltd., whose address for service is: GOWLING LAFLEUR HEDERSON LLP Lawyers P.O. Box 30 Bentall 5 2300 - 550 Burrard Street Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6C 2B5 Attention: Andrew Bury 2350 Enterprise Way 250-860-6300



2008 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SE Loaded, Stow-N-Go seating, tinted, glass, loaded, quad seating Was $18,990 Now $15,990 2350 Enterprise Way 250-860-6300

Utility Trailers 2006 7x14’ hydraulic Dump Trailer, 26,000lbs axles 10,000 lb capacity, great for hauling heavy machinery, new brakes all around, brand new battery, 3-way back gate, fully serviced last fall by Rossmans RV. $7500 but neg. Need to downsize- will take smaller trailer for partial trade. 778-475-3978





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