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Olympic lessons serve locals well Jennifer Smith STAFF REPORTER
Kelowna’s police force got a chance to weigh in on local nightlife Monday evening. Community policing coordinator Garth Letcher and downtown enforcement unit leader Mark Slade told city councillors there are plenty of ways to tweak their own approach to the downtown club scene and that the RCMP have even adjusted their attitude after watching the Olympic success story. “As for the change in attitudes, that was one of the biggest problems that I saw when I started doing this,” explained Mark Slade, motioning to indicate there was a lot of tough-guy stance involved. Slade said the local RCMP are now trying a more friendly position, acting like hosts and keeping crowds moving. Letcher cautioned there is a significant difference between a crowd initially there to see a sports event and one specifically coming out to party, but the pair said the new approach is working. The RCMP who manned Vancouver’s Olympic party crowds were roundly commended for their diplomatic approach to crowd control under circumstances which literally filled the
streets of downtown Vancouver on a nightly basis for nearly two weeks. While Kelowna’s RCMP have taken a page from that book, the RCMP indicated they’re still facing tremendous hurdles with over 3,000 seats worth of patrons pouring out of bars mid-summer to virtually no transportation infrastructure—no buses, few taxis. As in the first two liquor control board hearings held earlier this month, the taxis occupied much of the discussion, with some suggestion taxi stands need to be set up with better lighting and possibly a conceiergetype service, to minimize conflict. Coun. Charlie Hodge asked if the new, more restrictive drunk driving legislation would require more adjustments for the public, but RCMP said they didn’t suspect it would change the scene much at all. “The change from .08 to .05 isn’t really going to have a major effect,” said Slade. “Typically, when people are coming down to these clubs, they’re going to have a plan for how they’re going to get home. Lets face it; you’re going down to drink. Impaired driving laws are changing to be more impactful, but it’s not changing how people behave downtown.
GEORGIE MARTENS, of Georgie’s Bridal (left), helps bride-to-be Ingrid DeGroen try on a dress. Martens is giving away 39 wedding dresses for free to women who cannot afford them. SEAN CONNOR/CAPITAL NEWS
Happy brides-to-be say yes to the free dress Jennifer Smith STAFF REPORTER
There is a Turkish proverb: If there was a wedding in the sky, women would try to put up a ladder. But in Ingrid de Groen’s case, it was more the search for the ladder that led to the wedding. Earlier this month, her sister, Jolanda Evans, was looking for a ladder in some online classifieds when she spotted an advertisement offering free wedding gowns to women in need. “I was more the pushy
sister, saying: Here, look at this,” joked Evans, as she watched de Groen comb over the racks of high-end designer gowns this week that Georgie’s Bridal on Springfield Road is giving away. There are still 22 wedding dresses hanging on the racks waiting for deserving women like de Groen to steal away and if her story is any measure, these gowns are destined to make dreams come true. The dress de Groen is wearing in the photo above is not the one she will wear on her wedding day—nat-
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with the money, even for the intimate backyard affair they’re planning. “I was just going to go to Value Village and see what I could get and fix it up a little,” she said. “So this is just amazing.” Even without the free designer gown, de Groen’s story is magical. She and her fiancé were both facing uphill battles when they met and neither even considered dating anyone, let alone each another. “I was pretty much done with men,” said de Groen, shaking her head. “I was just starting this
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Proposed lake level changes could hurt fish stocks across B.C. Kathy Michaels STAFF REPORTER
A plan to raise water levels on Beaver Lake has outdoor enthusiasts ringing alarm bells over risks to fish supplies throughout B.C. Situated 16 kilometres northeast of Winfield, the small freshwater lake is integral to the supply of Pennask trout eggs for a hatchery that stocks lakes across B.C. “For 60 years we’ve been taking eggs out of this system,” said Mark Siemens, manager of Summerland Trout Hatchery during a harvesting trip. Eggs are squeezed from fish that are then returned to the lake. The eggs are put into containers and shipped to Summerland where they’re fertilized and the fry are released into various lakes across the province, including the lake they’re taken from. “From just this location, we get one million eggs that are used to stock 200 lakes across B.C,” said Siemens. Beaver Lake is also integral to a District of Lake Country plan to manage drought. The local government contends raising the dam on both it and Oyama Lake chains would allow
it to store more water for residents and help reload increasingly dry streams, like Vernon Creek. To do that, it is applying to the province for a permit to raise the dam on the lake systems. “It would raise lake levels six feet,” said Siemens, explaining that much of the shoreline where traps sit would be gone. “It would flood our traps. We could move them, which isn’t the end of the world.” What appears to be a bigger concern is how the harvest will be impacted once the ecosystem is changed. “Lake levels aren’t raised indefinitely,” said Siemens, adding if levels were to stay high there would be no problem. But water is dammed, built up and then drawn down as needs arise. That filling-and-draining effect would make the lands surrounding the lake nearly inhabitable for the bugs that trout currently feed on. “Reservoirs and fish don’t get along,” Siemens said. “We’re concerned. But we’ve expressed those concerns to the Ministry of Environment a year ago.” Right now a battle over
the water body is playing out in local government offices between the district and user groups. Last week at a regional district meeting, a cottage owners’ group voiced its concerns and outdoors organizations are also getting involved. Pat Whittingham of the Oceola Fish and Game Club says he’s concerned that reduced fish stocks will negatively impact recreational fishing while taking a bite out of revenues for the provincial economy. “Freshwater fishing contributes nearly half a billion dollars annually to the provincial economy,” said Whittingham, noting the money is raised through license sales, equipment rentals and travel. But, he said, people are less likely to stay with the hobby if fish levels and gratification are reduced, and those funds will dwindle. “Our demographics are already changing,” he said, noting as a group of outdoors-people age and leave their hobbies behind, a new one is more cautious to take their place. “Our goal is to promote responsible use of the outdoors with fishing and hunting,” he said. “We need to get more kids
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KLAUS WOLFF, of the Summerland Trout Hatchery, collects fish eggs at Beaver Lake for their fish hatching program. out there because we need their revenues to support the work of the Ministry of Environment.” That said, it will be harder for British Columbians to enjoy the great outdoors if climate change continues to present challenges to water systems. Nearly every body of water in the Okanagan is
managed for some reason already, but that doesn’t mean smooth sailing in years to come, explained Anna Warwick Sears from the Okanagan Water Basin Board. “Overall, in the Valley, we don’t have enough reservoir storage,” said Warwick Sears, adding she couldn’t speak to the Bea-
City declines to sign memorandum with the WFN Jennifer Smith STAFF REPORTER
Kelowna city council opted not to sign a memorandum of understanding designed to align the city and Westbank First Nations on community planning and economic development Monday. With an offer on the table to review the document in a workshop before signing, mayor and council decided it might be best to ensure they definitely understand what it
all means. Though the MOU is more a statement of intent than a legally binding agreement, the mayor said she felt the move was still prudent. ••• Several properties were removed from the heritage registry Monday as they no longer qualified for the preservation status. One packinghouse, at 1331 Ellis St., had been demolished and another home had been altered to such an extent it no long-
er resembled the original property. “How can something that’s received heritage status be altered (to that extent)?” asked Hodge. He was told the heritage status offers minimal protection to the property itself and that the main advantage of getting a property listed is that it opens the door for owners to access grant funding for renovations. For those who receive money to revitalize their properties, they may be
required to pay back the money if the property is significantly altered within a five-year time frame. In total three properties were removed as they had been significantly altered in addition to the demolished packing house. ••• The stage is set for a district energy system in the South Pandosy area which could save area residents on heating costs and reduce the carbon footprint of the city. City council has ap-
proved a study to look at whether energy from the waste water treatment facility could be used to supplement the heating systems of homes and offices in the area. City staff will also be looking into how the municipality can retain ownership of at least a portion of that system. The college is already using a similar means to supplement its energy needs.
ver Lake case specifically. “One of the predictions with climate change is we won’t have enough snowpack so we will need to store water in liquid form for when you need it in the summer…this is true for fisheries flow and for human use.” Environmental studies, she said, are always
conducted when there’s some kind of control structure being installed, and that should determine the outcome. “Building a dam will always have some environmental impact, but what will be better for the community in the future…that’s what has to be worked out.”
Bones found An anthropologist is expected to examine bones found at a construction site on Westbank First Nation land as the coroner’s office continues its investigation of the case. Around 2 p.m. on Monday, RCMP were called to a residential construction site at Elk and Cougar Roads after an equipment operator unearthed some bones, which are believed to be human. RCMP Const. Steve Holmes said the bones appear to have been interred for some time.
Kristy Jean of the Westbank First Nation said the remains are ancestral. “We, as a community, are dealing with the archaeology and research aspects of this discovery and at the right point in time we will consider issuing a press release with further details,” she said. The WFN does not suspect foul play in relation to the discovery, and neither do RCMP—the police are no longer involved in the investigation. firstname.lastname@example.org
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The first nightclub on the Westside could be built at Elk Road and Highway 97 if all goes according to plan. Developer Noll Derriksan has placed an advertisement in the spring and summer edition of the Capital News’ Our Style magazine, promoting a country western nightclub to be called The Red Barn. “Get ready for a stompin’ good time. Stay tuned for more details,” the page 4 ad states. The colour advertisement shows a digitally enhanced photograph of a red barn with Mount Boucherie as the backdrop. Derriksan’s office did not immediately return calls for comment. But Westbank First Nation planning manager Hilary Hettinga said his department has received an application for the standalone nightclub, which indicated the facility could be built on the northeast
side of the intersection of Elk Road and the highway, across from the Best Western hotel and Kelly O’Bryan’s restaurant. Hettinga, however, could offer few other details about the application. “The ball has just started rolling,” said Hettinga.
‘‘ THE BALL HAS JUST STARTED ROLLING. WFN’s Hilary Hettinga
“It wouldn’t be an overly large facility from what I could tell––about 4,500-square-feet. But I don’t have much more than that.” Hettinga noted that a lot more legwork must be done on the application before it could go to Westbank First Nation chief and council for their con-
sideration. Hettinga also noted the Ministry of Transportation would likely require traffic studies be done prior to approval of such a facility because of its close proximity to the highway. The band could also require noise impact assessments, considering the facility would be located adjacent to a manufactured home park development, said Hettinga. A nightclub application would also require a major liquor licence and the local RCMP would need to weigh in on the matter, outlining any policing concerns they would have. Currently, there are no nightclubs on the Westside. There are, however, five standalone pubs, plus several bars attached to restaurants or hotels in Peachland, the District of West Kelowna and on Westbank First Nation land. email@example.com
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The long jump sand pit at KLO Middle School is now a turtle hatching ground after the discovery of eggs from a turtle species whose existence is listed as â€œsensitive.â€? Students Nicolette Vincent and Jennifer Loukras have been taking care of the two surviving baby turtles, who currently reside in a terrarium in one of the schoolâ€™s classrooms. Loukras said a clutch of turtle eggs was discovered in the sandpit by the side of the school, right before the track and field season began. Poor weather forced a postponement of the
season and new sandpits were built. The pits where the eggs were discovered are surrounded by temporary fencing. Loukras said one cluster of eggs was found, but it is known turtles lay multiple bunches. Two Grade 8 students saw a tiny turtle in the sandpit. They told a teacher and digging started. Ten of the soft eggs were found with crushed shells. Two of the Western painted turtles were saved. The turtles have a distinctive orange and yellow pattern on their undersides. A biologist identified the turtles and a teacher found a tank to house them. The two students are
looking after the turtles until they can be released back into the habitat where they were found. â€œWe change their water every two days, and we feed them every day,â€? said Vincent. The baby turtles survive on tablets of crushed worms, sardines and algae. Neither Vincent nor Loukras have cared for turtles before, so they did extensive research. In the terrarium, the turtles are bathed by two lights. One provides calcium and ultraviolet light, the other heat. Loukras noted turtles cannot digest food unless they are warm. She added that if the turtleâ€™s development goes properly, her
class will try and release them at the end of school, into a natural habitat. The sandy areas near the school are the only areas available for the turtles to lay their eggs between the creek and the lake. The turtles must be assessed again by a biologist before they are released. But that release must happen soon, before the turtles become accustomed to living in an artificial environment. When the temporary fencing around the sand pits is replaced by a more permanent barrier, Loukras said she would like to see a tablet placed there to tell students about the turtles and their habits. She said turtles are
land and water animals, and need an environment containing both. The water used in the turtlesâ€™ terrarium comes from the creek behind the school. Vincent said when the turtles hatched, they were premature. The egg shells were crushed by peopleâ€™s feet. Due to the sensitivity of the turtle eggs, no further digging can be conducted in the middle school sandpits. â€œIf you flip over the egg, they can die.â€? The Western painted turtle is on the provincial species blue list. Species on the list are considered at risk of losing their habitats, and vulnerable to disturbances, both human and natural.
Accused money smuggler back in court Cheryl Wierda STAFF REPORTER
A bail hearing is expected to continue today for a Kelowna man arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle more than $500,000 into the United States. Richard Neumeyer, 66, was arrested May 21 after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Laurier crossing, lo-
cated near Christina Lake, say they found two secret compartments in the floor of his 2006 Volvo XC90. â€œWhen the compartments were opened, a visual inspection revealed numerous plastic wrapped bundles of currency,â€? border protection said in a news release. A total of 16 bundles containing $510,000 U.S. and $10,000 Cdn were removed, they say.
It is illegal to transport more than $10,000 across the border without reporting it. According to court documents, Neumeyer initially told border officers that he was headed to Las Vegas and said he had $1,600 with him. During an interview later with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers, Neumeyer admitted to
using the Volvo to transport large quantities of currency into the U.S., the court documents allege. The court records also allege Neumeyer said he was paid approximately two per cent for each money run he did, and that it was the third time he had brought large amounts of cash into the U.S. using the Volvo. The final destination, Neumeyer indicated, was
Wickenburg, Arizona. The first time he allegedly smuggled cash, he was paid $9,000 and the second time he was paid $10,000, the documents indicate. A bail hearing got underway last week Thursday, but Neumeyerâ€™s lawyer requested a continuance. The case was scheduled to return to court this afternoon.
High speed ‘wobble’ leads to fatal car crash STAFF REPORTER
A Kelowna man who struggled to get control of his SUV on Spall Road Sunday, eventually lost that battle—and his life— in a crash police describe as alcohol and speed related. Police say the 31-yearold was travelling south on Spall Road after 11 p.m. at a “high rate” of speed when his Nissan Pathfind-
er encountered the railroad tracks between Clement Avenue and Enterprise Way and went into a “high speed wobble” after nearly losing control. Const. Steve Holmes said the driver then tried to avoid a vehicle it came up upon and then lost control once again. “The vehicle mounted the sidewalk, went air borne, sheered off a tree and then eventually landed near an apartment
building.” “It was a very horrendous crash,” said Holmes. Drivers in the area stopped and tried to help the two men inside the white SUV. “Kudos to them because they did all they could in providing whatever medical assistance they could,” said Holmes. However, the driver, Jason Hartt, was pronounced dead at hospital and his passenger, a
Jason Hartt 27-year-old man, was taken in for treatment of
non life-threatening injuries. Police are still investigating the crash, but believe the driver may have been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. They also say they have information that suggests the two men were denied entry at a nearby pub not long before. “They would be barred from entering the bar ostensibly because of an in-
ebriated condition,” said Holmes. At the scene of the crash, empty beer bottles could be seen among the damaged cedars before city crews cleaned up the fallen foliage. Now, in a clearing left because of the crash, flowers and a cross memorializing Hartt can be seen. The death is the Central Okanagan’s third traffic fatality of the year. firstname.lastname@example.org
Two youths arrested in Rutland home invasion Cheryl Wierda STAFF REPORTER
A second youth has been arrested in connection with a Rutland home invasion last month, and is also allegedly responsible for an earlier convenience store robbery. Around 4:30 a.m.
on May 21, an 18-yearold was threatened with bear spray after two men broke into his home in the 200-block of Mills Road. The suspects left after taking the victim’s television and gaming system. A 17-year-old was arrested shortly after and a 16-year-old boy was
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picked up by police over the weekend, RCMP said. Their names cannot be published. Both appeared in court on Monday. The 17-year-old is charged with break and enter, assault with a weapon, uttering threats, disguising his face with a mask and possession of
a weapon. He returns to court June 29. The 16-year-old is charged with break and enter, robbery and assault in connection with the home invasion. The 16-year-old is also charged with robbery in connection with the holdup at the Mac’s store on
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VICTORIA—A task force on local elections has recommended tighter spending rules for candidates, and a four-year term of office for those elected to municipal councils and school boards. The task force of councillors and B.C. Liberal MLAs decided not to place limits on campaign contributions by individuals, businesses and unions. Requiring disclosure of all donations and placing limits on candidate spending is sufficient to allow voters to make up their minds, said Community and Rural Development Minister Bill Bennett, co-chairman of the task force. Kelowna’s mayor, Sharon Shepherd, said she had no problem with proposals when asked about them Monday. The task force also recommended against giving businesses a vote in local elections. Some coastal communities have seen an industrial tax revolt led by Catalyst Paper, which unsuccessfully argued in court that local councils
have loaded too much of the local tax burden on their mills. Bennett said another task force is looking at the imbalance between residential and business taxes in some communities, but the principle of one-person, one-vote was deemed more important than businesses being taxed without representation. “You look around the world and you see that there is no corporate or business vote anywhere in the world, except for downtown London, England, and nobody lives in downtown London, England,” Bennett said. NDP community development critic Scott Fraser said the B.C. Liberals didn’t want to impose limits on campaign contributions at the municipal level because they have refused to do so provincially. Corporate donations have put the B.C. Liberal Party far ahead of the NDP in campaign money collected in recent years, and NDP leader Carole James has repeatedly called for a ban on corporate and union donations to provincial parties.
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Tim Horton’s helping kids Today is Tim Horton’s Camp Day. The nation-wide coffee shop chain is donating all the money it raises from the sale of coffee today to its Tim Horton’s Children’s Foundation. The foundation sends more than 14,000 children, aged nine to 12, to camp for 10 days every summer or seven-day camps in the winter. The foundation operates six children’s camps
across the country. “The support that we receive from Tim Horton’s customers every year is overwhelming,” said Bill Moir, president of the foundation. “They’re helping make a huge difference in the life of so many children.” Each year the local Tim Horton’s outlets in the Central Okanagan participate in Camp Day and they will be doing the same again today.
Arsonist pleads guilty to car fire A Kelowna man who set a vehicle ablaze last year has pleaded guilty to arson. Giovanni Buscaino, 47, was arrested after police released surveillance footage showing a vehicle being set ablaze in a parking lot off Queensway Avenue on May 19, 2009. The 1991 Audi was set on fire with a piece of cardboard put in the fuel tank, police said. The fire was one of three suspicious blazes in just over an hour that night. The first fire, at 10:45 p.m., began outside a home on Bertram Street and the second was in a dumpster at Leon Avenue and Ellis Street. Buscaino was only charged with the vehicle fire. A pre-sentencing report was ordered following Buscaino’s guilty plea Monday. He is set to return to court in late July.
Huge wedding dress giveaway Dresses from A1 ing she didn’t have a television. To say it was a slow romance would be an understatement but on Sunday, Martens put the final piece of their story together when she offered them this gift. “What I get out of it is a sense of cleansing,” said Martens. “You know, like how you feel when you clean out a closet.” The dresses are all the floor models for discontinued lines. Normally, one might expect a store to sell the items on discount, but Martens said she tried that and realized people who really needed to buy less expensive dresses were not likely to come into her store, knowing full well
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clear out her shelves. If anyone knows of someone deserving who would like to try on a dress, the gowns are hanging in the store. No questions asked. “I guess someone could try to take advantage, but that’s really not my business,” said Martens. One of the brides has already brought flowers as a thank you and when de Groen asked if she could hang a sign at her wedding saying where she got the gown, Martens laughed at her and said “just have a beautiful wedding.” “I was like: no way. What’s the trick? What’s the catch? And she was like: Have a beautiful wedding,” de Groen said.
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I just spent a fun Sunday in City Park at a dog agility trial, cavorting with happy, well-behaved dogs and people who were enjoying themselves immensely. There were also two volleyball teams playing, a charity BBQ nearby, some rollerblade hotshots in the rollerblade park and even a few brave souls testing the water in the childrenâ€™s water park. All this, and a gorgeous view of mountains and lake too. So many people enjoying themselves in one area and it really made me think about what a wonderful addition City Park is to the downtown mix. â€˘â€˘â€˘ Downtown has recently won another convertâ€” Kaela Aryn of Frock Clothing has moved her shop to a new spot at 1567 Pandosy St. The shop features vintage, â€œpre-loved,â€? handmade and new fashions for women, in a store with a very distinctive look. Painted concrete floors, fresh white walls and whitewashed furniture provide a backdrop for the unique clothing. All the jewellery, wallets and belts, as well as some of her clothing lines
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Head coach Ken Andrusiak came away from the first edition of Kelowna Chiefs spring camp certain of at least one thing: The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League club will have no trouble finding ample talent to stock its roster for the 2010-11 campaign. “The skill level is very high, especially among the Kelowna kids,” said Andrusiak. “With the skills academies we have in the schools here, Pursuit of Excellence, all those kinds of programs have really raised the talent level. “The challenge will be bringing together talent that’s compatible, guys who can play with each other,” he added. “Regardless, we think we’ll have a good hockey club.” A total of 88 players— about half from the Central Okanagan—took in the two-day camp over
the weekend at the Capital News Centre as the Chiefs made initial plans for the upcoming KIJHL season. The junior B franchise received final approval this week to relocate from Chase where the Chiefs played for the previous three seasons. The team will play its home games out of Rutland Arena (West). Andrusiak will be assisted behind the bench by longtime coaching colleague Grant Sheridan. Fred Pittendreigh, who has been with the Chiefs since their inception in 2007, will serve as general manager while remaining on as part of the ownership group. The move of the entirely locally-owned franchise to Kelowna was contingent on consent from several organizations, including the Western Hockey League’s Kelowna Rockets, B.C. Hockey, Okanagan Mainline Amateur Hockey, the City of Kelowna and Kelowna Minor Hockey.
TEAM WHITE battles Team Blue during the Kelowna Chiefs first ever spring camp on Saturday at CNC. The Chiefs will begin play in the KIJHL in September. Andrusiak said the support of Rockets GM Bruce Hamilton—who holds veto rights over any other hockey team moving to the city—was instrumental in bringing junior B hockey to town. “If it wasn’t for Bruce, this wouldn’t have happened” said Andrusiak. “He’s supported us and
has really helped us get through this process, so we’re grateful for that. There will be certain times when they’ll need players, so that’s how we can help them out.” Andrusiak said a junior B team in Kelowna will provide local players with increased opportunities to play right at home
rather than having to necessarily disperse to other cities and towns throughout B.C. Last season, 32 Kelowna area products—including nine with the Nelson Leafs—played for KIJHL teams. Like all KIJHL clubs, the Chiefs will be permitted to carry two 16-year-
old players, one of which is expected to be Kelowna-born forward Travis Blanleil, a prospect of the WHL’s Kamloops Blazers. “I feel like I can develop in junior B hockey for a year and it will help me get where I need to go,” said Blanleil, who had 25 points in 37 games for the major midget league’s Okanagan Rockets last season. “It’s really nice as a hometown guy to get to play here. I was thinking of leaving this year, but now I won’t have to.” The Chiefs confirmed Tuesday that three other players have signed on with the team for 2010-11—forwards Brandon Bruce and Jordan Salahor, and defenceman Branden Redschlag. Meanwhile, the establishment of a junior B franchise in Kelowna marks a reunion of sorts for Andrusiak and Sheridan. The two coached together for four years at
the midget AAA level in Kelowna, then for three more seasons with the BCMML’s Okanagan Rockets where they won a provincial title in 2006. “We’ve been working on this for quite a long time, so it’s great to finally get a team rolling,” said Sheridan. “We get to coach to together again and work on bringing some more good quality hockey to Kelowna.” The Chiefs will invite about 45 players back for main training camp this August. Andrusiak said 23 will make the final roster with potentially five to seven of those being returnees from last season’s Chiefs squad. The team will play 50 regular season games and will compete in the Okanagan Division which includes Revelstoke, Princeton, Osoyoos, Penticton, Kamloops, Sicamous, and North Okanagan. whenderson @kelownacapnews.com
Ducks sign McMillan to pro deal Warren Henderson STAFF REPORTER
It wasn’t a case of if, but when the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks were going to sign Brandon McMillan. And if even though it took a few weeks more than expected, the Kelowna Rockets forward is thrilled to have his name on a three-year entry level contract. “It was a pretty long process, my agent said longer than most, so I’m pretty happy that it’s finally done,” said McMillan,
a third-round draft pick of the Ducks in 2008. “Now I don’t need to think about the contract any more, I can get on with my summer, focus on working hard and being ready for (the Ducks) summer camp. It’s nice to be able to move on and concentrate on just hockey again.” The Rockets are relatively certain they won’t see the speedy and multitalented forward back with the WHL club for the 2010-11 campaign. Two other scenarios
are more likely for McMillan—either playing for Anaheim’s American Hockey League affiliate in Syracuse, N.Y. or, ideally, making the jump directly to the big club. McMillan plans to leave no stone unturned in his efforts to catch on with the NHL team this fall. “They’re telling me I have a good chance of making it, so I’m going in there with exactly that goal,” said McMillan, who scored 67 points in 55 games with the Rockets last season. “I think
that goal’s achievable, but I know I’m going to have to work super hard and prove to them I belong.” McMillan played four seasons with the Rockets. The last was his best with 67 points in 55 regular season games and another 15 points in 10 playoff contests. He also won a silver medal with Canada at the 2010 World Junior Hockey Championship in Ottawa. Among McMillan’s goals this summer will be to add both speed and
muscle to give himself every opportunity to crack the Ducks’ lineup. “That’s the difference with the NHL in that everybody is faster and stronger than what you see in junior,” McMillan added. “I want to put on some weight, build some muscle and show I can handle the physical play at that level. If I can add some speed that’s going to help me, too.” McMillan will attend the Ducks’ summer camp in early July. email@example.com
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Rocks have Raiders’ number Owls guaranteed top 8 in B.C. rugby The Kelowna Raiders will look to regroup when they battle the Rattlers in Kamloops on Friday night. The Raiders are coming off their third loss of the season in Okanagan Xtreme Lacrosse League action, all of them at the hands of the Armstrong Shamrocks. Last Friday night at Memorial Arena, Kelowna surrendered a 7-4 third period lead and went of to lose to the ‘Rocks 9-7. Undisciplined penalties in the final frame cost the Raiders who gave a number of let power play goals. In addtion, Kelowna was without a trio of its top scoring threats for the game—Pho Heng, Ryan Spring and Jarrett Neigum.
Thanks to a strong defensive effort, the Raiders dominated the first two periods before allowing the game to slip away over the final 20 minutes. Rookie Braden Renner led the Kelowna attack with a hat-trick, with singles coming from Jared MacLennan, Deryk McPhail, Kyle MacLennan and Steve Plasko. Dan Giger, Nathan Strohm and Steve Clarke popped two goals apiece for Armstrong. The Shamrocks (5-1) are now four points ahead of the Raiders (3-3) top spot in th the OXLL. Kelowna’s next home action is Friday, June 18 vs Kamloops.
junior lacrosse rivalry takes to the floor Thursday night at Memorial Arena. The Kelowna Warriors will battle the Rutland Raiders in a 7:30 p.m. start in TOJLL action. The Warriors (4-2-1) are coming off a 6-4 win over the Kamloops Rattlers on Sunday. Tanner Belsham was solid in net for Kelowna, while Evan Helgesen, Steve Scorah and Shawn Hochhausen anchored a stingy Warriors defense. Tyler French (2), Scott Renner (2), Tyler Eurchuk and Hochhausen scored for Kelowna. The Raiders, meanwhile, dropped a 9-2 decision to the first place Vernon Tigers on Saturday. Rutland is 2-5-1.
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With one colossal upset already to their credit, the Kelowna Owls are looking for another unlikely result at the B.C. high school boys AAA rugby championship.
IF WE PLAY OUR GAME, ANYTHING’S POSSIBLE. Dave Marfleet, Owls head coach
The 12th-ranked and underdog KSS squad will battle No. 4 Oak Bay today (Wednesday) in a second-round matchup at the provincial tournament in Abbotsford. “If we play our game, anything’s possible,” said Owls head coach Dave Marfleet. “If we play a tough but clean brand of rugby, and stick to our patterns of play then, yeah, we have a chance.” The Owls played the role of giant-killer on Saturday, knocking off No. 5 Earl Marriott 15-14 in the opening round of the playoffs in Kamloops. A Caleb Meyers try with three minutes left in the game pulled the Owls to within one at 14-13. That set the stage for Sam Collington’s sharp angle kick into a stiff breeze for the winning margin as the Owls posted their most significant victory in years.
MARTY WALLACE of the KSS Owls dishes off a pass as he’s being tackled by
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provincials. The last time an Owls team cracked the top 10 was 1992 when they finished sixth overall. “Traditionally, the interior hasn’t had a lot of top-10 success, so it’s great that we’ve been able to get this far,” Marfleet said. The winner between the Owls and Oak Bay will take on the winner of No. 1 Shawnigan Lake and No. 9 Robert Bateman
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Challenge rebounds for two wins after tough start Warren Henderson STAFF REPORTER
The Okanagan Challenge is back in the game. After dropping the first three contests of the 2010 campaign, the defending Pacific Coast Soctcer League champs dug themselves out of a lastplace hole with a weekend sweep on the road. Despite missing three key veterans due to injury—Roman Doutkevitch, Brandon Ferridge and Dillion Ferridge—Okanagan edged the Victoria Highlanders 3-2 on Saturday night. Joel Malouf’s second goal of the game off a corner kick in the 90th minute provided the winning margin as the Challenge fought back from
a 2-0 deficit. Sang Hwang scored the other goal as the Challenge rebounded nicely from a shaky start. “We made two mental mistakes, got down two goals early and Victoria thought it was going to be a walk,” said Challenge coach Clitn Schneider. “But our guys kept a belief and fought back. Our work rate was expectional, the guys fitness level is very good and that really showed. We outworked our opponents in both games.” On Sunday in Burnaby, a more convincing effort resulted in a 3-0 win over Athletic Club of B.C. Tim Hord scored a pair, while Matt Griffin added the other marker. On the downside, Grif-
fin, a centre back from Kansas, suffered a dislocated shoulder on Sunday and is expected to miss at least two weeks of action. With renewed confidence the Challenge (23) is on its home turf this weekend to host Khalsa at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and the first-place Vancouver Thunderbirds (4-0) on Sunday at 2 p.m. Both games will be played at the Apple Bowl. “It was important for us to get those first wins, now we can build on that,” added Schnieder. “We’re excited to play at the Apple Bowl, our first true home games.”
The Okanagan Whitecaps notched their first win in PCSL premier women’s play with a 3-1
Jays head south to Washington The Kelowna Jays return to Pacific International League play this weekend as they hit the pavement for four games south of the border. Kelowna will battle the Seattle Studs in a doubleheader on Saturday, then will take on the Everett Merchants for a pair of games on Sunday. The Jays are 2-0 in PIL regular season play. Meanwhile, the Jays faced little opposition last weekend as they won all four of their Okanagan Major Baseball League games in convincing fashion. On Saturday at Boucherie field, the defending OMBL champs blasted the Vernon Diamondbacks 10-1 and 10-0. Cory Wood tossed a two-hitter in the opener, while Cody Valgardson and Jared Johnson each had two
RBIs. In Game 2, Ashton Fiorko and Pete Tollenaar combined for a no-hitter. Fiorko was overpowering, facing the minimum 12 batters through four, before Tollenaar finished up. On Sunday, Blake Young tossed a two-hitter for five innings and Dawson Nemwan threw two innings of hitless relief as the Jays won the opener against the Penticton Pirates 6-0. Cory Smith and Scott Belinski scored two runs apiece. Game 2 saw Kiefer Rodway and Ryan Paterson combine on a two-hitter through five as Kelowna beat the expansion club from Penticton 10-0. Geoff White and Cory Smith each had two hits and scored twice.
win Saturday over Coquitlam. Alexa Kennedy, with two, and Ashlee Davidson scored for the ‘Caps. On Sunday in Victoria, the Highlanders beat Okanagan 5-1. Emma Nixon had the lone Whitecaps tally. This weekend, the Caps will host North Shore Saturday and the Whitecaps Prospects on Sunday at the UBCO turf.
Kelowna United tied Kamloops Heat 1-1 Sunday in PCSL reserve women’s action. Holly Grover scored Kelowna’s goal. United will visit Fraser Valley this Saturday, then play in Coquitlam Sunday.
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Junior A’s win four games in Victoria
OKANAGAN A’S first baseman Dillon Kakoschke (left) stretches out while Quinn Allen of the North Delta Blue Jays tries to beat the throw to first in B.C. Premier Baseball League action Saturday at the Apple Bowl.
The Okanagan junior A’s are celebrating the first four-game sweep of their brief history. The A’s—in their inaugural season in the B.C. Junior Premier Baseball League—won a pair of doubleheaders on the Island over the weekend to push their season mark to 12-16. The A’s brought a far cleaner defensive game to the diamond than the team that made 22 errors a week earlier in four losses to Abbotsford. On Saturday, Okanagan took a pair from the hometown Victoria Eagles. In Game 1, Brett Loeppky drove in a pair of runs and Luke Cooke (32) went 6-plus innings as
the A’s won 8-2. In Game 2, Jesse Thompson spun a fourhitter and Alex Ballingall and Dawson Yates had two hits each as Okanagan edged the Eagles 4-3. On Sunday, the A’s took down the Victoria Mariners 9-0 and 4-3. In the opener, Eric McGinn went six scoreless innings for the win. In the series finale, Brandon Johnson’s ninthinning single scored Dawson Yates with the winning run. Jake Maters pitched 6 1/3 solid innings while Michael Tongue picked up the save. The A’s next league action is June 12 and 13 as they visit the North Shore Twins.
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The Okanagan A’s managed to halt a ninegame losing streak but still struggled through another disappointing weekend of B.C. Premier Baseball League action. The North Delta Blue Jays took three of four games at Elks Stadium as the A’s record fell to 8-16. The A’s were close in the opener but came up short 4-3 as Brett McLure had two RBIs in the loss. In Game 2, Jeff May tossed a five-hitter to pace the A’s to a 2-0 win, their first since April 24. On Sunday, Okanagan fought back to tie the Jays 4-4 in the sixth, but then gave up four in the top of the ninth to lose 8-4. “We’re losing a lot of close games and onerun games, we’re just not having any luck,” said A’s head coach Evan Bailey. In the series finale, it was one for the ages as the Jays ripped the A’s 241. North Delta scored 12 times in the first and eight more in the third inning on the way to the win. “I’ve never seen anything like it in my life,” said Bailey. “We didn’t make any errors, we didn’t boot the ball around. They just hit everything. They had 10 consecutive hits with two outs in the first. What can you say?” Bailey continues to express deep concern over the club’s pitching woes. The A’s lead the league with an ERA above 8.00, and are the only team to have issued more than 100 walks. “Our pitching hasn’t been good,” said Bailey. “We’ve given a lot of games away this year.” The A’s will visit the Abbotsford Cardinals
The Okanagan A’s will host Abbotsford this weekend in B.C. Bantam AAA Baseball League play. The clubs will square in a doubleheader beginning at 10 a.m. at Boucherie Park. The A’s dropped both ends of a doubleheader to the Vancouver Mounties last weekend at Edith Gay to slip to 11-10 on the season.
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Master gardener program offers more than just theory
ot all who read this column are gardening enthusiasts, Iâ€™m sure. Thatâ€™s OK because I donâ€™t always write about gardening. I often digress into a bit of local history and other â€œhuman-interestâ€? topics. I do know, however, that there are many readers who are passionate gardeners and it is those people who need to pay attention to what I have to say about the master gardeners program. I have been privileged to be an instructor for a few of the classes in the past and I canâ€™t tell you how impressed I am with the depth of knowledge the participants acquire.
this when I was teaching some of the classes. This program appeals to enthusiastic home gardeners who wish to become volunteer gardening advisors with the Master Gardeners Association of B.C. The intensive training program provides upto-date information on all gardening basics. The program emphasizes environmentally responsible, sustainable gardening practices. It combines classroom instruction and volunteer hours. The classroom training (78 hours) is provided every Saturday for three months. The volunteer hours are individually scheduled over a two-
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Don Burnett I dare say those who graduate with their master gardenerâ€™s certification have a better understanding than many who have been working in the industry for years, and that includes many garden centre workers, landscapers, pruners and greenhouse workers. As in-depth as the information offered by the course is, the program is also set up to be fun for those attending and I saw
year period. This year the program will run in the fall, starting Sept. 11 and it will go until Dec. 11. If you are interested in learning more about this program, I suggest you attend one of the information sessions coming up. The first session is slated for this Saturday (June 5) from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Choices Market, 1937 Harvey Ave. Future sessions include: â€˘ In Kelowna on Tuesday, June 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday Aug. 21from 10a.m. to 11:30 a.m. â€˘ In Vernon on Saturday, June 5 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Science Cen-
tre (Heritage Hall) at 2704 Highway 6 â€˘ In Penticton on Saturday, June 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Bethel Church, 945 Main Street. The programâ€™s content includes a classroom component covering a full range of gardening topics, such as botany and plant identification as well as soils, amendments and composting. Lawns and their alternatives will be talked about as well as the right plants in the right place, trees, shrubs, fruit trees, berries, roses, and perennials. Sustainable landscape design, xeriscaping, organic vegetable gardening, diagnosis and management of pest, disease and weed prob-
lems as well as propagation and pruning and basic entomology and integrated pest management will also be covered. Then there is the volunteer component, comprised of 70 volunteer hours over two years. On successful completion of the classroom component, students share their knowledge and passion about gardening with the community through volunteer hours, supported by experienced master gardeners. â€˘â€˘â€˘ And finally, a reminder of the St. Andrewâ€™s 81st annual flower show and tea June 12. The tradition of flower shows in Okanagan Mission goes back many
years and in keeping with the annual custom, members of St. Andrewâ€™s Church will hold their annual flower show and tea from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the church at 4619 Lakeshore Rd. A display of quilts and paintings by local artists will be an addition to the flower show. Members of the public who wish to enter flowers in this yearâ€™s show may obtain a copy of the classes from the church office or give a phone call to Bev Akerlund at 250-7647478. Don Burnett is a local garden experts who hosts a garden show on the AM 1150 radio Saturday mornings.
Spring cleaning does not have to be such a daunting task Tresa Erickson CONTRIBUTOR
Long ago when people depended upon fireplaces or wood stoves to heat their homes, spring cleaning was essential. Everything had to come out of the house and be cleaned and the walls, windows and floors washed of soot. These days with efficient heating systems and the menagerie of cleaning products and services available, spring cleaning is no longer a necessity. Many people, however, continue to do it, and if you are among them, here are some tips to make the task easier. Spring cleaning generally requires deep cleaning, so donâ€™t treat it like an ordinary cleaning. Prepare for it to take several days and make a plan of attack. Start with the uppermost floor and work on one room at a time. You will be cleaning everything in sight-walls, artwork, furniture, linens, knickknacks and floor, so you will need to create a schedule. Perhaps you can do two or three rooms one weekend, and the rest the next. Give yourself enough time to get the job done right. To make quick work of each room, go in beforehand and make a checklist of all of the areas that need to be cleaned. Research the chores that lie ahead of you and make certain you know how to proceed and what tools and products to use. If any room is cluttered, find a time to deal
with that before you clean. The less stuff you have in the room, the easier it will be to move around it and clean it. Depending upon the scope of the work, you may need to enlist some help. Look for a couple of older, more reliable, experienced friends or family members to assist you. Donâ€™t bring in a group of novices. You will spend more time showing them what to do than getting the chores done. If
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Take action on domestic violence
hile it’s good to hear yet another B.C. panel has come up with recommendations aimed at helping prevent domestic violence deaths in this province, it’s time for the government to stop talking the talk, and start walking the walk. The 19 recommendations are basically the same as those that emanated from a coroner’s inquest into a murder-suicide that took the lives of five family members in Victoria late last year. While some of the measures
proposed by the inquest were heeded by the government at the time, this latest panel was set up to study the issue even more. The panel says domestic violence cases should be fast-tracked through the system and cases where there is a high risk of harm or death should be flagged. More consistency and better communications and the sharing of information between government agencies is also called for. The panel made its report after studying cases in which there were 11 deaths reported as a re-
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sult of domestic violence, between 1995 and 2009. But the fact it has all been said before points to a need for immediate action, not just words when it comes to the troubling incidence of domestic violence in our society. Locally, a police liaison has been appointed to work on domestic violence cases but little has been heard publicly about that initiative since the position was established last year. Back in January, then solicitor general Kash Heed, responding to
the Victoria coroner’s inquest, said the government was looking at the issue but apart from a few minor changes, did not commit any serious money to fighting the problem. A province-wide anti-domestic violence unit was hinted at but again, no funding or time frame was put forward. Women in B.C. who find themselves at the hands of abuse cannot afford to wait any longer. The province needs to act decisively now. Talk is cheap and actions speak louder than words.
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t sounds like a The recommenCITY dation long time, but the is one of severCONFIDENTIAL al proposed by a comcurrent three-year term for elected mumittee struck to look nicipal politicians in at municipal election B.C. is really just a issues. Other ideas call blink of an eye. for better reporting of And for rookie Alistair campaign finances, mayors and councilWaters spending limits for lors, it’s even shorter candidates and regiswhen you consider the tration and disclosure steep learning curve they have to mas- of spending amounts by advocacy ter in order to make sound spending groups that fund candidates. decisions. The moves make sense. After all, That’s why the latest recommenmunicipal candidates, like their provdation out of Victoria—four year incial and federal counterparts, seek terms for municipal councils is such public office and once ensconced be
for millions of dollars of taxpayersupported spending. The rules they work under should not be that different from other elected Canadian politicians. In today’s interconnected world, they may have to act locally but many times they have think globally too. The City of Kelowna may not be a huge metropolis but it handles a budget in the $90 million range. Even West Kelowna, with a third of the population of its larger neighbour, has a budget of around $48 million. Both provide services not only for their own residents but for residents of areas outside their political bound
So while the improved transparency of election spending would be welcome, longer council terms are needed even more. It’s never made sense to me that federal and provincial politicians are elected for five-year terms but their municipal counterparts have to head back to the polls every three years. In the case of a rookie councillor, it can take as long as a year to get up to speed on the issues, rules and procedures they must follow doing the public’s business. That is one-third of their term. If there is little or no continuity on a council due to a high turnover dur
be delayed for months while members of council learn the ropes. Unlike the perceived glitz and glamour of the provincial Legislature and the House of Commons, city hall is more the blue-collar cousin. But that is no reason to treat the people who serve there differently from other men and women who are directly accountable to constituents. If we are going to hold our local representatives responsible for running our cities and towns, we need to give them the time to see projects through to their conclusion. Alistair Waters is the Capital News’assistant editor
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Letter writer seems confused about tax To the editor: Donald Leung (letter: B.C. Businesses Will Be Able to Get Full Rebates of 12% HST:Whether They Pass It On To Us is Up to Them, May 30 Capital News) is either seriously confused about the way PST currently works, or he has believed everything the Liberal party have said with regard to the introduction of HST. To state that “every small business is going to get a 7 per cent reduction in the cost of doing business” is totally and utterly wrong. Up until last year I ran a retail store in Vancouver, and the following is the impact that HST would have had on my business: None of the items I sold contained direct PST because, like every retailer, I had an exemption
At the moment, if you sell a used vehicle privately, the purchaser has to pay PST on the sale price when he goes to insure the vehicle. Do you think the government is going to give up all that easy money when they abolish PST? No, you will be paying 12 per cent on a used vehicle, in other words $500 more on a car valued at $10,000. This is a nice shot in the arm for car dealerships, but a huge kick in the xxxx for the average person. If you don’t think this tax is about gouging more money out of us overtaxed citizens, then you either just arrived in B.C. from another planet, or you are a Liberal MLA. Peter Emery, Kelowna
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Choice is sometimes inconvenient A Gift in Memory To the editor: Dear Paula and the many others who stand up for choice: I find it unfortunate that when speaking about another human life, you turn to the language of convenience. Your choices, as stated, were based on your changing “status,” “goals,” “income” and “emotions.” Since when did life and death become so convenient? At every stage of our
human development we are human and living. You were those “cells” too; if not, then who and what were you? The children you “wanted” were cherished and allowed to live. You even seem to be unwilling to give them up now. What was the difference between these and those you aborted? Timing, feeling, convenience. Many women have had abortions. Many women have felt little choice. Instead of fur-
thering this societal negligence, why don’t we offer support and understanding instead of dismissing these women and their children for our own convenience? In this day, with the ability to use ultrasound, no one should still be confused about whether that tiny baby is really there. Is killing an innocent human being a moral wrong? Apparently, it’s just fine if it’s convenient, according to you. I do have the right to
choose what happens to me and my body belongs to me. I choose to admit that life comes from life and not from clumps. I choose to see that what science shows to be a human at different stages is indeed as important and real as my own body. I choose to take responsibility for my choices. I choose to admit the truth even if it is not convenient. Jessie Davis, Kelowna
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What we claim to know vs choose to believe Open letter to Richard Dawkins (author The God Delusion, The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution): Your book The God Delusion is very interesting. You debunked many things that I never believed in, but I think you have thrown out the baby with the bathwater. Well, you’re not alone. A newspaper reported of a 59-year-old Anglican high school teacher who recited his favourite prayer every day on his way to work, and suddenly he just stopped praying. “I stopped because I lost my faith, I now truly loath any sight or sound of religion. I blush at what I used to believe.” He now is an avowed atheist. Sadly, he’s messed up for life, and hundreds of millions like him. I grew up rather irreligious. When I read the Bible, out of curiosity in my 20s, I found nothing I could believe in. My last 50 years have been devoted in trying to understand
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what an incredible nature and universe we live in that, to my mind, couldn’t be all accidental. I share your opinion that “God retired” after the big bang. Because, if scientist can say that the whole universe was smaller than an atom, some 14 billion years ago, which is unbelievable, then is it any less credible to suggest and believe that a creator, who is as intangible and invisible as is our mind, used the Big Bang to make a material universe possible? Actually matter, as we think of it, does not exist, as everything is energy. A simple hydrogen atom, whose electron orbits the nucleus with some hundred million billion circuits every second, makes matter real to us time-space creatures. But where is the dynamo or battery or the source that makes all this possible? Imagine if all the space within the atoms were taken out of our body, there would be nothing left of us to look at. So
much for our present material importance. I have no problem with the broad term “evolution.” But “Darwinian evolution,” devoid of “mind” could not have a goal; it selects for what is useful now, not for what might become useful in the future. When you say that natural selection is a “cumulative” process, then who or what is the selector? Doesn’t “evolve” suggest that there is intelligence behind it? Or is it all just happenstance, as far as you and atheists believe? To simplify my personal beliefs of these complex phenomenons, that evolution is the process of creation; I made up the word “creavolution,” some 20 years ago, and creavolution compliments the Anthropic Principle. It is mind-boggling to read that Stephen Hawking believes that the universe has no creator, yet he believes that the universe can create itself spontaneously out of nothing.
Wow! Yes Mr. Dawkins, fundamental religions have ruled humanity virtually forever, but this could only happen in cahoots with politicians and the money-manipulators. You forgot to mention this: People need to re-discover their birthright. Regardless what you or anybody else believes, we have a responsibility, a mandate, to take care of
our planet for future generations, and we’re failing miserably. I’m deeply ashamed. I humbly share the opinion of the late physicist John Wheeler: “We do not know the first thing about the universe, about ourselves, and about our place in the universe.” Gunther Ostermann, Kelowna
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There are gender differences when it comes to physical aggression
re men really more aggressive than women? Certainly, that is the prevailing perception. But what does science tell us? A study conducted 30 years ago at Stanford found that psychological differences between the sexes are generally minimal with the exception of aggression. Since then, those results have been further proven with the added qualifier that women can be equally aggressive, but tend to be less physically
Paul Latimer dangerous than their male peers. Statistically, males between the ages of 12 and 28 commit two-thirds of violent crime. In the U.S., the rate of violent crime from females is one in 56 versus
one in nine for males. Again, men commit the vast majority of murders in the U.S.—90 percent. Even in imagination, men are more physically aggressive than women. Men harbour more homicidal and revenge fantasies and report more aggressive dreams. Still, studies do show women are just as prone to feelings of anger and hostility as men. Women are more likely to use relational or social aggression (such as
rumours, gossip, glaring, eye rolling, silent treatment and put downs) rather than acting out physically toward a competitor. Some speculation exists about why women use this more subtle form of aggression—it may be the result of societal expectation for women not to show hostility or perhaps it is due to a relative lack of physical strength in comparison to men. A 2008 study did find that relational aggression is just as common among boys as it is girls during
childhood and adolescence. When it comes to physical violence, the only area where women are equal to men in terms of prevalence is in romantic relationships. We typically hear of instances where men are violent toward their female partners, however analysis out of the University of New Hampshire finds roughly equal violence by women, albeit with far less dangerous consequences. Although women
are just as likely to use physical aggression in romantic relationships as men, far more women are injured by men. In fact, two-thirds of injuries in domestic disputes are to women. While men are more likely to punch or choke during a physical altercation, women are more likely to slap or scratch— obviously leading to less serious results. Although societal expectations may play a part in the differences in aggression between genders, a 2007 Canadian study does show there is likely a biological basis as well. In this study from the University of Montreal, five per cent of toddler boys compared to one per cent of girls engaged in regular physical aggression and that gap did not change between the age
of 17 and 29 months. If the difference were entirely due to outside influence, one would expect the gap to get larger as the children aged and were exposed to more societal influence. It is now believed that some of the difference could be caused by the effects of testosterone on brain development and function. More research is needed, but it should be noted that males are the more aggressive among almost all mammals. The only exception is the spotted hyena—a species in which the female has more testosterone than the male. Paul Latimer is a local psychiatrist and president of Okanagan Clinical Trials. 250-862-8141 firstname.lastname@example.org
City wins national housing award The City of Kelowna has won a national award from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities for its use of residential development zoning to create a variety of housing options here. The Sustainable Communities award was pre-
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Maxine DeHart 250-860-2356. Did you know today is Beef in B.C. Day? Sezmu Meats is a new company owned by Janice Ravndahl who raises Angus cattle that are fed red wine —yes, red wine. Sezmu was the Egyptian god of wine and each Angus cattle drink more than a bottle of wine daily at their feed lot in Oliver. Sezmu creates wonderful steaks by sharing the wine with its cattle. The beef is dryaged for 21 days for maximum flavour and by the time it gets to you, it is exceptionally well-marbled, has a distinct flavour, improved colour and longer shelf-life than traditional beef. The wine makes all the difference. There is only one other operation of this type, in Australia and it exports all its product to Japan. Being Beef in B.C. Day, Sezmu’s product is being served in the B.C. Legislature today. I guess you can say it is creating the ultimate pairing of food and wine. The beef is available in freezer packs of 50 pounds at Cook’s Meats on Gosset Road in West Kelowna and Sezmu’s sausages are available at Johnny’s Meats in Rutland. The meat is also available at Cabana Bar and Grille and Mission Hill Winery. www.sezmumeats.com or call 250681-0580. Kelly Hewson of FortisBC is the new first vice-president of the Uptown Rutland Business Association and Susan Rayner of Interior Savings Credit Union is the second vice-president. Dave Willoughby is the president. The changes came about after former vice-president Rose
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ly 20th century farm life; trekking half a mile for water each day, snaring salmon near the river dam and breaking wild horses shipped out from Saskatchewan. He dropped out of school at 13 and spent 30 years with CN Railway. Shift work and the loss of his family life drove Sullivan to venture into real estate, where he found his niche building and accumulating dozens of properties throughout Moncton, N.B. His memoir is an honest and introspective look at his roots. The detailed account of his approach to purchasing real estate is invaluable insight for any person. The book is available at Mosaic Books and is an excellent read for anyone interested in finding their own personal success. A big thanks to Kari Kleef of Art Knapp Florists for her exceptional service and for going that extra mile. The class of 1964 is looking for classmates from Kelowna High
School (KHS) or Kelo wna Secondary School (KSS) throughout the 1960s to join them in celebrating a reunion on July 10. All friends, relatives and teachers of the class of 1964 and other classes from the 1060s are welcome to attend. If you missed the last reunion, you won’t want to miss this one. A dinner and dancing to live music is planned for the Okanagan Mission Hall and tickets cost $75 each with taxis available for a ride home. Call Ken Ross at 250-762-9566 or Karen Vizi (Hartwick) at 250768-7368. The men’s Probus Club of Kelowna is looking for new members. The club brings together retired and semi-retired people who have backgrounds of responsibility. Meetings are held monthly, consisting of a short business session with a topical speaker followed by a time for fellowship See DeHart B5
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Whatâ€™s so personal about an employeeâ€™s whereabouts?
he advent of personal information legislation across Canada has provided employees with a mechanism to challenge their employerâ€™s monitoring of their activities. In at least one context, however, employersâ€™ use of monitoring technology has been upheld. Employers operating fleets of vehicles surely appreciated the development of global position ing systems (GPS) and mobile data terminals (MDTs). The effective use of such monitoring systems has allowed employers to hone the efficiency of their mobile fleets. They also, of course, have allowed close monitoring of the driversâ€™ whereabouts and (no surprise here) employees have sought ways to push back against that form of electronic surveillance.
Robert Smithson A decision released by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has addressed a complaint by a driver of a municipal transportation service available to mobility-reduced citizens. The driver objected to the installation of the MDT and GPS devices on vehicles he drives. He alleged that the employer was improperly collecting his personal information, namely his daily movements while on the job. Specifically, the driver said the transit organization was using MDT/ GPS for the following reasonsâ€”to keep track of
his time throughout the day, to make sure he did not take a break or lunch, to time every pick-up and drop-off and to track his route and travel time. The privacy commissioner determined that the information in dispute was collected and used by the employer strictly for an appropriate purposeâ€” that of providing an efficient service to clients. According to the employer, the purpose for using MDT/GPS was to increase efficiency and the quality of the service. For example, an MDT immediately indicates to drivers any scheduling changes, eliminating the need for dispatchers to contact drivers directly. The GPS system was used for route scheduling and service adjustments, and for more accurate vehicle-arrival information for clients. Emergency ser-
vice was accessed simply by pressing a button, as the GPS can give the vehicleâ€™s exact location. The federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act allows an organization (subject to certain restrictions) to collect, use, or disclose personal information for purposes that a reasonable person would consider are appropriate in the circumstances. The privacy commissioner deemed the personal information collected by the employer not to be sensitive and determined it was information the employer had legitimate interests in collecting (in order to effectively deliver their transportation service). The commissioner also noted that the collection of the information was not particularly privacy-invasive.
The commissioner repeated the questions which must always be asked to determine whether the use of technology to collect personal information is in compliance with the act.
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proportional to the benefit gained? â€˘ Is there a less privacy-invasive way of achieving the same end? There was one element of the findings, however, which left me scratching my head. The commissionerâ€™s reasons are devoid of any apparent analysis of whether the data being collected by the employer via the MDT and GPS systems amounted to â€œpersonal informationâ€? for the actâ€™s purposes. That, of course, is the threshold question which must be answered whenever a person complains about the collection, use, storage, or disclosure of his or her â€œpersonalâ€? information. In this instance, I fail to see how any of the data collected by the employer
amounted to personal information. The data pertained to the location of the employerâ€™s vehicles. Even if that data also indirectly suggests the whereabouts of employees, in my view that fact doesnâ€™t render the information personal to the employee. Put another way, I fail to see how an employeeâ€™s whereabouts, while on the job, constitute his or her personal information. This subject matter is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended to be relied upon as legal advice. Robert Smithson is a lawyer in Kelowna practicing exclusively in the area of labour and employment law. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Has Gout Affected You? Gout is an extremely painful condition that can effect people of all races and ages. It can effect both men and women but it is more common in men. It is uncommon in children and young adults. Gout used to be considered a problem for the rich, kings, gentry, and others who ate too much and drank too much wine. Some people have a genetic predisposition due to a disorder of purine metabolism. In these individuals attacks of gout can be triggered by eating foods high in purines and by consuming high quantities of alcohol. Others can have secondary gout. Secondary gout is associated with another medical condition such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney disorders, certain medications, particularly diuretics (water pills), salicylates (aspirin), and niacin. Gout is caused by a build up of uric acid in the blood which settlles out as uric acid crystals in the joints. This causes pain, redness, and swelling. Any joint can be involved. Classic signs of gout are pain, redness, and swelling in the big toe or elbow. The pain can be both chronic or can present suddenly. A number of therapies are available. Some more successful than others. SciMed Research is starting a research trial to evaluate a new investigational therapy to lower uric acid, the cause of gout. If you have been diagnosed with or suffer from gout symptoms you may qualify to participate in this research trial. Please call SciMed Research to register for a no cost obligation consultation to see if you are an appropriate candidate for this gout study. Please call Scimed Research to register for a no cost or obligation consultation to see if you are an appropriate candidate for this GOUT study.
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ne of the requirements for individuals and small businesses alike is the requirement to keep orderly records. CRA’s publication Guide for Canadian Small Businesses, which is a must read for anyone starting a business, lists five reasons to keep records: • Good records can help you identify the source of your income • Well-kept records can mean tax savings • Well-kept records can prevent most of the problems you might encounter in an income tax or GST/ HST audit • Your records will keep you better informed about the financial position of your business • Proper records may help you get loans from banks and other creditors. The requirement to keep good records brings up the question of how does one go about keeping good records and who will be responsible to keep those records. In some cases, you,
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Gabriele Banka the business owner, have taken some bookkeeping courses and are totally comfortable with the recordkeeping portion of the business as well as the many other duties that face you when you run your own business. In other cases, you may need to look for a bookkeeper. In every case where there is a sole proprietorship or a limited company I would suggest that you have a designated professional look over your books at your year end and prepare your yearly tax return. The next question is whether to use a computer system or a manual system. If you don’t have many transactions a manual system is probably OK. If you want professional looking invoi-
cing and you don’t want to have to rekey everything from a manual spreadsheet into an accounting system, you would probably want an accounting system. Using accounting software adds just one more level of complexity to the management of your business. If you are not computer or accounting savvy, it might be more cost effective in the long run to have an experienced bookkeeper or accountant do the system setup for you as well as the bookkeeping. This way you will be freed up to do the other things in your business that need to be accomplished such as sales and attracting clients. On the other hand, both Simply and Quickbooks have a simpler version of software that will allow the use of plain English for the menu items so that it is easy to understand where to enter an item based on the kind of transaction that is happening. Bookkeeping is cur-
rently not a regulated profession, however, bookkeepers who are serious about their professionalism can join an organization called the Institute of Professional Bookkeepers in Canada. This organization will also help you to locate a bookkeeper in your area. Its web page is located at http://www.ipbc.ca/. Alternatively, some of the accounting offices in the area will also take on bookkeeping engagements and if they don’t, perhaps they have developed a relationship with one or several bookkeepers in the area that they could recommend. Bookkeepers should be able to put together a balance sheet and an income statement. They should also be able to let you know which of your customers have not paid you yet and how many days their account has been outstanding. They should also be able to give you a monthly list of the bills that you need to pay. Bookkeepers should be able to balance your
bank and credit cards on a monthly basis. Bookkeepers need to be able to determine the difference between a business expense and a personal expense. Bookkeepers love going through all the debit slips and determining what was purchased and allocating the costs to the various expense accounts. The software programs that the bookkeeper uses should easily interface with the software program that your accountant uses to prepare the year end financials and income tax return. Most important is the relationship that you will have with your bookkeeper. You need to decide whether you will meet with your bookkeeper on a monthly or quarterly basis to go over the results. Will you drop off your records at your bookkeeper’s office or will they work in yours? Your bookkeeper can be a real aid to help you identify trends that are happening with your business so you should develop a
good relationship with your bookkeeper. Unfortunately, in my practice I have come across several small businesses who have tried to do the bookkeeping themselves without having any bookkeeping or accounting knowledge and I have come across others that have hired bookkeepers who should have picked another profession. In both cases we have had to either redo the books or spent so much time deciphering what was recorded that we could have redone the work. Unfortunately, the client ends up paying twice for the same work. I know that in a great majority of new businesses, the record keeping aspect of managing the business is overlooked. However, if the business records are accurate, then the business can enjoy savings in many other areas. Gabriele Banka is a certified general accountant, Simply certified. 250-763-4528 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Okanagan submissions to The Vinos wine commercial contest at the Osoyoos Celebrity Wine Festival have fallen behind their big city competitors. As a result, the Okanagan Film Commission is urging local film makers to enter a competition that will debut at the Osoyoos festival later this month. The Vinos will be held on June 10 and will recognize the best commercial for a B.C. wine. The event will include a red carpet awards ceremony at the Watermark Beach Resort in Osoyoos. Festival organizers say submissions are coming in daily but most have been from Vancouver and Calgary, said Jon Summerland, Okanagan Film commissioner. “Only a few have come from locals and with all due respect to the big cities, I do think local filmmakers will have an advantage in this contest. It’s a great opportunity for them.” The Vinos is the world’s first amateur wine commercial film festival and filmmakers and wine enthusiasts are competing for cash prizes and wine by producing 60-second videos of their favourite B.C. winery. Twenty-four finalists will be chosen and screened at the June 10 Vinos party. All the finalists will receive two free tickets to the Vinos red carpet awards ceremony, plus one night’s accommodation in Osoyoos during the festival. “This is a great opportunity for aspiring local filmmakers as entries will be judged by a celebrity panel and I call on all our filmmakers to rise to this challenge,” said Summerland. The prizes will include $1,500 and three cases of B.C. wine for first place, $750 and two cases of B.C. wine for second place and $250 and one case of B.C. wine for third place. For more information or to enter a video in the competition, go to the festival’s website at www. osoyooscelebritywinefestival.com.
Tractor and machinery fair this week DeHart from B1 and socializing. Club activities are enhanced with optional social events such as lunches, walks, theatre and cards. In Canada, Probus began in 1987 with clubs world-wide. The Kelowna club owes its beginning in 1995 to Fred Crick. Call Doug Miller at 250-861-5275 or 250-878-1015. The Okanagan Antique Tractor & Machinery Fair is scheduled for June 5 and 6 at the Father Pandosy Mission and will be hosted by the Okanagan Antique Power Club. There will be a breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. each t t
day, lunch all day, live entertainment at 1 p.m. each day and a whole lot of tractors, trucks, a steam engine and much more. www.okanaganantiquepower.ca. TaylorMade Golf Tip of the Week—Spring is the time when golf returns to the Okanagan. Many people are just returning to the links now. It takes a few rounds for people’s games to return to a level that is customary for them and it usually stems from not paying attention to the short game. People immediately head to the driving range to practise their long games and hit the
big drives. By spending a little time at the putting green, hitting some chips and putts, you can alleviate much of the struggles on the course that occur from a long winter away from golf. Reducing three putts and chipping closer to the hole to achieve more one putts is the quickest and simplest way to lower your score. Visit your local CPGA professional for a lesson to brush up on your short game skills. (By Mark Lindsay, director of golf at the Okanagan Golf Club mlindsay@golfbc. com and Greg Murtland, territory manager for TaylorMade greg.murt-
Police departments across Canada have routinely treated disputes involving moving companies as a civil matter, which rarely result in any punitive measures, and often a route consumers have failed to take. In March, Toronto Police warned consumers to watch for companies that first quote a very low price, then have the client sign a contract on the day rof the move. If the client refuses
to pay more, police said movers threaten to hold their belongings in storage or dump them in the street. “The problem exists across the country but lots of people never report the issues because they are embarrassed that they didn’t heed the red flags, said Kevin Rothwell of the Better Business Bureau.” The BBB recommends the following steps to ensure you are hiring a
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Parents urged to consider RESPs Over the last few weeks, thousands of Canadian high school students have been deciding on whether or not to accept university and college entrance offers. Given that total expenses for a four-year degree can run as high as $60,000 or more, some families may be struggling to find the funds to finance post-secondary education. As the costs of a postsecondary education increase, the Bank of Montreal and other Candian banks are advising Canadians to consider opening a Registered Educa-
tion Savings Plan (RESP). RESPs allow a parent or guardian to save money over many years for their child’s university or college education. They offer several advantages, including: • Tax-free growth (while the investments remain in the RESP) • Up to $500 a year in Canada Education Savings Grants ($7,200 lifetime per child) • A wide range of investment options • Lower tax rates when the growth and grants are withdrawn for post-secondary education purposes (taxed at the student’s
marginal tax rate). But simply opening an RESP is not enough. “Given the mounting costs associated with a post-secondary education, it’s critical that parents not only open an RESP as early as possible, but contribute to it regularly as well,” says David Sharone, product manager or registered plans and solutions at BMO Mutual Funds. The following RESP savings tips are offered to parents and their campusbound children: • Give the gift of an education—encourage family members and close friends to contribute to your
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PARKS ALIVE ORGANIZERS host a variety of artists through the summer for free outdoor concerts. Pyper Geddes CONTRIBUTOR
Summer is almost here now, which is a warm welcome what with all the rainy weather we’ve been having lately, and that means an important thing for Kelowna-ites… Kelownees? Kelownians? Whichever, it means that we can all be outside again. I know many of you
have been hibernating in your homes since fall but summer in Kelowna offers so many different outdoor activities that it can sway the homiest of homebodies outside. A large part of my outdoor enjoyment is accompanied by music— there’s something about the warm air that makes you enjoy music all the more. Festivals Kelow-
na took advantage of the warm weather and people like me who enjoy listening to music in warm weather, and created Parks Alive—a non-profit organization that produces and presents live, outdoor entertainment for the community each year. “Parks Alive produces over 40 events each year, primarily in the summer months,
throughout many of Kelowna’s parks and public spaces. Entertainment is family-friendly and suitable for people of all ages and tastes. Performers range from local artists to world-class professionals, performing in a variety of musical genres and styles,” says its promo material. The Parks Alive performances are great for the audience, but equally is great for the performer. Every year the organization takes in applications from performers of different genres, styles and talent levels to fill the large number of slots available to play throughout the summer. Although all Parks Alive performances are free to attend, each performer receives an honorarium depending on different things like number of performers in a group or their experience level. So now you performers are not only out in the sun and playing to an eager-to-listen audience, but now you’re also getting paid to do it. Local singer/songwriter Ryan Donn (myspace.com/ryandonnmusic) is quoted on the Parks Alive website remembering great things about his perform-
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ance: “My success in this community has a deep foundation in the support that was given to me by Parks Alive. One week I was playing at a coffee shop downtown, I had spent money on promotion, and production, got paid very little for my efforts, and two people showed up. When I played with Parks Alive the first time, the audience was great and I was paid fairly for my performance. The stark contrast between these two experiences paints a picture of the power that Parks Alive has to con-
nect a community with some of the fantastic talent in this city that might not otherwise get exposure necessary to make it to the next level.” If you’re an artist in the Okanagan and you’re looking to get some more exposure and experience aside from playing at endless coffee shops and small pubs, then Parks Alive is a great opportunity for you. You also get to play on some of Kelowna’s best outdoor stages like the Island Stage at Waterfront Park and Kelowna Pride Stage in
Kerry Park. To apply to perform for Parks Alive visit their website at www.parksalive.festivalskelowna. com, download their Interested Performer Application document, fill it out and send it off. On the other hand, if you’re interested in attending the Parks Alive performances then watch that same website above for listings on the many shows around town. Pyper Geddes is the assistant manager at Habitat in downtown Kelowna. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Rare intimate performance from Barbra BARBRA STREISAND: ONE NIGHT ONLY, AT THE VILLAGE VANGUARD (SONY)
Streisand has long been known for her reluctance to perform live as she suffers from almost crippling stage fright. This concert was recorded, as the title suggests, in just one night— Sept. 26, 2009—at the famed but tiny jazz club The Village Vanguard, in front of a small crowd of about 125 people. Also, many of the guests were invited and close personal friends of Babs so the environment is super relaxed and convivial. In fact, things are so relaxed that Streisand sometimes starts talking to her pals in the middle of songs and that can be distracting for the average listener who just wants the straight goods. The 69-year-old Streisand struts out old faves such as Evergreen and The Way We Were while rounding out her set with classic tin pan alley and show tunes such as Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered, In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning and My Funny Valentine. For big Babs fans this is a must own as a CD/
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THE ROLLING STONES: EXILE ON MAIN ST. (HIP-O)
I always wondered if The Rolling Stones were jealous of the Beatles’ recent massive successes with re-released, remastered albums and box sets that absolutely dominated the charts for the last several months. Well, The Stones have released their own reissue with the double CD of 1972’s Exile On Main St. that has opened at the No.3 spot on the national charts, proving the band is no slouch next to The Beatles. When this album came out in the early ’70s it came with mixed reviews for the muddy and often unfocused sound and the rambling, shambolic play of a double al-
bum—not to forget the Stones were usually really stoned when they recorded a lot of this now classic drug-driven album. Over the years the appreciation of this groundbreaking album has really elevated and Exile does have great classics like Tumbling Dice, Sweet Black Angel, Happy, Torn And Frayed, Sweet Virginia, Rocks Off, etc. This new edition is remastered so some of that muddy sound is much clearer, but more importantly, there are 10 “new” songs that the Stones finished 38 years later (even bringing back old guitarist Mick Taylor to add his flair) that greatly enhan-
ces this remarkable album although none of these songs are in the classic vein as listed above. This re-issue comes in a few formats with many more songs on the boxed edition but this 28-tracks double CD is just fine even for hard core Stones fans. A
Judas Priest were the vanguard of the new wave of British metal in the mid ’70s and they had already released six albums before this classic headbanger album, titled British Steel. But it was the band’s breakthrough in North America after several hits in their native U.K. which turned the band into arena metal/rock gods. It was the bands first top 40 USA album and today is considered their best disc to date. This is the 30th anniversary edition and it is greatly expanded. The original disc had just nine tracks but this CD/ DVD combo has 27 tunes spread over the audio and video discs. Naturally, all are reSee Mitchell B9
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Jennifer Schell Husband and wife team, Gerry and Sue Thygesen, have been building their dream winery on their rich vineyard slowly over the past few years, nurturing what have become stellar grape growing vines by meticulously tending their land. Gerry and Sue, who fell madly in love in high school (now married 30 years this October), were going to wait another couple of years before launching an official winery. However, after receiving feedback like “these are some of the nicest merlot grapes I’ve seen in the Valley this year” by an accomplished local winery owner—they decided to hop to it. This busy couple seriously put their noses to the grindstone and literally ran their legs off preparing their property for their grand opening this spring—perhaps this is the meaning behind the name Kraze Legz? Actually, the name plays from a whimsical reference applying to the “legs” or trails of wine dancing on the glass fol-
GERRY AND SUE THYGESEN are ready to open their Kraze Legz Vineyard and Winery, the first in Kaleden. lowing a swirl—the name seems to hold many different meanings. Gerry explains the unique position of his vineyard as it applies to the high quality of his wines. The soil is dense with shale and fossilized sandstone—that paired with the slope of the vineyard allows maximum
morning sun exposure that bakes into the stone holding the heat throughout the day and into the evening when the lake breezes cool the vines. Most advantageous in the fall, when the early afternoon shade arrives, the conserved heat allows for additional hang time for the grapes, allowing
for more concentrated fruit flavours. Half of the nine acres are planted with merlot with the other divided with cabernet franc, chardonnay and pinot blanc. Gerry and Sue, who are also the winemakers, describe their whites as “fruit forward, unoaked, crisp and balanced.” They do not believe in manipulating the fruit and like to “let the vineyard express itself.” The whites are reasonably priced under $20 Gerry and Sue have found the entire local wine industry more than willing to share their wealth of knowledge and in particular, they would like to thank Chris Scott who has helped them immensely with the vineyard and Dan Zeller on winery equipment. Sue designed the fun 1920s-themed labels featuring a couple doing the Charleston (artist Danniel Olliges). Each wine bottle also cleverly has a Speakeasy keyhole on the back where one can peek through and magically see the dancers on the other side. New releases include: The Charleston 2009 Chardonnay, Speakeasy 2009 Rosé and The Bee’s Knees 2009 Pinot Blanc. Jennifer Schell is editor of B.C. Wine Trails Magazine.
have a lasting career Mitchell from B8 mastered but the great benefit here is that the DVD has all the songs from the original release recorded live in the same sequence, while it adds several more songs from other albums of its era. The DVD closes off with the band’s signature song and biggest hit, You’ve Got Another Thing Coming, which will delight old metal heads no end. And as Alberto Y Los Trios Paranoias beautifully parodied: “Heads Down, No Nonsense Mindless Boogie” indeed. B
You would have had to have been living under a rock to not have heard Jason Derulo’s two smash hits over the last few weeks. His infectious club hit In My Head has been packing dance floors with its monolithic synth drum beat and wondrous hooks, while his synth-driven nusoul ballad Whatcha Say has been polishing many
belt buckles for the death grip, slow dance set. This is Derulo’s debut album but he was a bit of a young teen prodigy writing and help perform with the likes of Pitbull and Lil Wayne. While his musical chops are very strong and appealing on this eponymous release, Derulo could come up with better than standard love/ lust lyrics. There is one unintentionally humorous song
here that could have been a SNL comedy sketch. On What If, the singer is speed dating when he starts to describe wedding scenes and the domestic fireplace before he even gets to know the girl’s name. Still, with two huge hits under his belt, it will be interesting to see if the young Jason Derulo can maintain the momentum. Bbwcmitchell@shaw.ca
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he Kelowna Art Gallery is excited and pleased to be bringing Toronto-based senior Canadian artist Nobuo Kubota to town this month. Opening Saturday, June 5 and running until July 18, will be his solo exhibition Hokusai Revisited, curated by Toronto-based artist and curator Diane Pugen for the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa. The mammoth single work in the show resembles a gigantic wave form rendered in bent strips of wood. It will be located in the middle of our large gallery space and will be lit by moving coloured projections of water that will enliven and dissolve its surfaces. The work relates directly to Kubota’s fascination with and research into motion, whether it be the movement of sound or forms, or movement that is not visible to the human eye, such as the Zen notion of rocks growing. The work’s title is a humble nod to the great Japanese 19th century printmaker, Hokusai, and his most famous work, The Great Wave. Kubota’s family of origin moved to Can-
Liz Wylie ada from Japan in the early years of the 20th century for economic opportunity. In 1941, when the artist was nine years old, they were all interned as so-called enemy aliens in a detention camp in the Slocan Valley until the end of the Second World War. For a short while afterward the family lived in the Okanagan Valley, but then relocated to Toronto. Kubota graduated from the University of Toronto in architecture and worked as an architect for 10 years before turning to producing visual art in the 1960s. He was largely inspired and encouraged in this by the artists in the stable of the Isaacs Gallery in Toronto, and he was a founding member of the Artists’ Jazz Band (playing alto sax) with the artists in that group. In 1970 he made a year-long visit to Japan to
HOKUSAI REVISITED, 2008, laminated pine painted and unpainted fir, video projection, 10.2 x 3.6 x 4.2 metres. delve into the various aspects of his own ancestral heritage (he comes from a long line of Samurai) and he lived for a time as a novice in a Buddhist
monastery there. Kubota has sought to integrate all these areas of knowledge and experience into the explorations of his art practice.
The Kelowna Art Gallery mounted a solo show of Kubota’s work in 1999, called The Exploration of Possibility. We are delighted he has returned to
visit us on the occasion of the exhibition of his 2008 Hokusai Revisited piece and are both pleased and honoured that he will be giving a sound perform-
ance at the opening reception on the evening of Friday, June 4. Liz Wylie is curator at the Kelowna Art Gallery. 250-762-2226
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Passed away May 22, 2010 at the age of 55 years. Predeceased by his sister Carol Marie and his parents Arnold and Irene. Survived by his sister Myrna (Don) Melien and nephew Darrin (Andrea) Hayes as well as many relatives and friends. He was Chief Radio Ofﬁcer on various cruise ships. The ocean was his love. Ken was a member of C.A.R.D. since 1974 and also active with C.O.R.D. as a coordinator for 11 years. Cremation. As per his request there will be no service. In lieu of ﬂowers, memorial donations may be made to the Central Okanagan Hospice House, 2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2Z5. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com. Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna. 250-762-2299
DRAVINSKIS, DAINA KLARA Passed away on Saturday, May 29, 2010 at the age of 85. She is survived by her loving family: daughter Aija Anita Mayor (Tony) of Nanaimo, BC; son Ivars Dravinskis (Susan) of Kelowna; ﬁve grandchildren: Corey (Rhonda), Brett (Erin), Ian (Melinda), Christopher and Kathleen; ﬁve great grand children: Lara, Lowen, Jason, Mollie and Kaia. Predeceased by her husband Andrejs in 2005. Daina immigrated to Canada in 1954, resided in the Rutland/ Kelowna area until her passing. We are grateful to all the staff in Cottonwoods Aberdeen and Dogwood units, especially Lorna, Hilde and Elaine for the excellent and loving care they provided Mom and we also thank her special “roomies”, Nell and Irene for their caring friendship. There will be a private family service at a later date. In lieu of ﬂowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of BC, 865 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 6P6. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springﬁeldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.
January 9, 1955 – May 25, 2010 It is with extreme sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of our beloved John at age 55. John spent 40 years in Maple Ridge before moving to Kelowna for his employment with Extra Foods/Real Canadian Superstore in 1994. John is survived by his loving high school sweetheart and wife Diana, three sons Gary (Jessie), Graham and Greg, his precious one year old granddaughter Ireland, his mother Edith Wright, mother and father-in-law Betty and Bill Ford and siblings Don (Gin) Wright of Kamloops, Jack Malm of Maple Ridge, June (Thor) Halvorson of Squamish, sisters-in-law Kathy (Gary) Pring and Brenda (Phil) Van Loo and many nieces and nephews all of Maple Ridge. Sadly John was predeceased by his father Harry George Wright. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 1:00 pm at 2020 Springﬁeld Road, Kelowna, BC. Flowers graciously declined, instead please perform a random act of kindness in John’s memory. John loved life to the fullest. He enjoyed travelling, camping, ﬁshing, sports – he was coach to many of his sons’ sports teams. But his greatest love was his family. A dedicated family man who will be missed by all. We’re sure gonna miss ya! Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springﬁeldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.
Passed away on Saturday, May 29, 2010 at the age of 35. Marijano was born September 23, 1974 inCroatia. He is survived by his loving family. Prayers will be recited on Thursday, June 3rd at 7:00 pm and Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 4th at 10:00 am both at Immaculate Conception Church, 839 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC, with interment at the Westbank Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springﬁeldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.
SPENCE - FRANK WILLIAM “BILL”
Passed away peacefully on Friday, May 28, 2010 at the age of 82 years. Survived by his loving wife Eleanor, two sons Robert (Elizabeth) of Kamloops, Larry (Roberta) of Trail, three grand children Steven, Kurtis and Sydney, sister in law Lynn Spence of North Vancouver and special cousin Shirley (Poul) Hansen of Tsawwassen. Sadly predeceased by his brother Donn. Bill retired in 1988 after having worked for 16 years for the District of Salmon Arm. Upon retirement Bill loved travelling in his R.V. and abroad seeing many parts of the world. A family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of ﬂowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Center of the Southern Interior, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5L3. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springﬁeldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.
DYKAU - EVELYN Went home to be with the Lord on May 29, 2010 at the age of 84 years. Survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Art, brother Fred (Ruth) Henkelman, sister Alice (John) Heynen, numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Sadly predeceased by three sisters Martha, Tilley, Mary and one brother Erwin. Art and Evelyn moved to Kelowna in the early 1970’s where they owned and operated the Edelweiss Bakery until their retirement. They enjoyed their retirement years volunteering at their church Trinity Baptist and enjoying their gardens. Evelyn will be remembered as a wonderful wife, homemaker, faithful partner to Art, for her hard work ethic and skill at cake decorating and for her strong Christian faith. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 1:00 pm at Springﬁeld Funeral Home, 2020 Springﬁeld Road. In lieu of ﬂowers, donations may be made to a church mission of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springﬁeldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.
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ERNEST LEROY NORDQUIST
It is with full and sad hearts that we announce the passing of our father, Ernest Leroy Nordquist on May 26, 2010 at The Village of Smith Creek, West Kelowna, at the age of 83 years. He passed peacefully, surrounded by family and friends. Ernest was predeceased by his wife, Frances May (nee Neighbor) Nordquist and he will be remembered by his four children: Dan Nordquist, Lisa Thompson, Jane and Karla Nordquist and his three grand children: Dara-Lynn Nordquist and Jesse and Kenya Thompson. Ernie was a passionate educator in British Columbia and an active member of the BCTF. Ernie consistently involved himself in the betterment of each small community he lived in. He was a talented violinist, an enthusiastic pilot, an avid skier and enjoyed sharing music, meals, cards and golf with friends. He was a long time member of Shannon Lake Golf Club. His family would like to express gratitude to his special caregivers, Glen, Marilyn and Evelyn and also the staff at the Village of Smith Creek for the care and support offered to both Ernie and his family. An intimate celebration of Ernie’s life is being planned for later in the summer. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com. Arrangements in care of First Memorial Funeral Services, (250) 762-2299.
With sorrow, we announce the passing of a dear mother and grandmother on May 25, 2010. Gladys was born October 24, 1916 in Boundary Creek, Alberta. Gladys came to Kelowna with her family in 1939. She worked for SunRype from 1942 until her retirement in 1981. Gladys worked as a forelady and later as a timekeeper. Survived by her sister Vivian Jessop; children Betty Hunter, (Kelowna), Robert Boyer, (Calgary), and John (Margaret) Boyer, (Kelowna); 9 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren; sisters in law Ruth Jessop and Win Jessop; several nieces and nephews; as well as her extended family in Colorado, Darlene (Ron) Jensen, Larry (Marcia) Boyer, and Dona (Wally) Lavery. Predeceased by her brothers, George, Ray, Lloyd, Floyd, Merlin (Curly), sisters Margaret and Ruby and sisters in law Lena Jessop and Grace Jessop. Many thanks to Dr. Robert Williams, KGH 4 East nurses, Hospice House nurses and volunteers. There will be no service. Don’t cry for me For I am on the wind Long last the sweet and sour Of life and death But listen in the night And you may sense me Pausing, in my ﬂight To kiss your gentle face And sigh - I love you.
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GREAT CAREER OPPORTUNITY!!! Private trade school looking to hire an Admissions Advisor. The candidates should have relevant sales and marketing experience with contactable references. The successful candidates will demonstrate strong communication and presentation skills as well as have a competent ability to network and promote the institute. All candidates should be team player orientated, accept challenges, work under pressure and have a positive winning attitude. We offer a very competitive package and an excellent team work environment. Please forward all resumes to Box 124, C/O BC Classiﬁeds, Suite 102, 5460 152 St, Surrey, BC. V3S 5J9.
PRE-EMPLOYMENT Welder or Millwright Training. 16 weeks, write ﬁrst year apprenticeship exam. Be ready for indemand trades jobs. GrandePrairie Regional College. 18 8 8 - 5 3 9 - 4 7 7 2 ; www.gprc.ab.ca. PSSST! Wanna be a Mechanic? 8 month General Mechanic training. Learn basic engine theory,power train, suspension, job safety, etc. Write Automotive or HeavyDuty 1st year Apprenticeship exam. GPRC Fairview College Campus.1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview. PUT YOURSELF behind the counter - The Parts counter! Pre-employment parts program at GPRC Fairview Campus. Fall/2010. Write 1st year Apprenticeship exam. Learn warehousing, cataloguing, ordering, etc. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview SALES REPRESENTATIVES for international personal insurance provider. Service established accounts. Paid training provided. Must be bondable and have reliable vehicle. Call 604-703-5748 or email email@example.com.
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END OF the Roll - Vernon Merchandiser/Warehousing has expanded and requires a immediate full time position to be ﬁlled. The ideal candidate will have previous construction experience, intermediate math and computer skills, valid drivers license, be well groomed and capable of heavy lifting for our pleasant fast paced environment. Applicants are asked to email or fax resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org or (250)-558-0402, respectively HIRING NOW! Traveling Carnival looking for games operators for summer. Leaving June 4th, we are looking for neat, friendly, outgoing employees w/good people skills! Drivers licence preferred but not required, $500/wk, accommodations & transportation provided. Call Mon-Fri 9am-4pm 250-307-5313 (leave msg if not answered) Log Truck Driver required in Golden BC area immediately. Full Beneﬁts. Fax resume to 250-344-7362. MC COLLEGE (Marvel) We are currently looking for a part time ESTHETICS INSTRUCTOR for our Kelowna training location. If you are passionate, friendly, enjoy dealing with people, want to share your knowledge and love for the industry and have three years certiﬁed experience, please send your resume to email@example.com or fax to 1-780-428-7733 Att: Lynn Van Lersberghe Human resources. SALES Person req’d, PT. Please bring resume to Kelowna Jewlers. 134-1876 Cooper Rd. SAND BLASTER wanted in Winﬁeld. Experienced. Please fax resume to 250-766-1350 or phone 250-862-1345 Seymour Arm Hotel is looking for Line cooks & waitress, serving it right required. 250-803-8765 Veterinary Hospital requires weekend kennel assistant. This is a permanent part time position of about 15hrs/week. Ideal for student. Ph: 250-8602408 to arrange interview.
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SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE Russell & Associates is a locally owned financial services firm that has a long standing tradition of serving clients with the highest levels of dedication and professionalism, complemented with a friendly spirit. This full-time position is working with their group benefits and pension clients. Responsibilities include preparing reports, fielding client calls/emails and general office duties. What you need to bring to the table … - A background in employee benefits or human resources preferred - A desire to work with our consultants and clients in a friendly, professional manner - A problem solving mind with a keen attention to detail We Offer: A pleasant work environment with very friendly, long-term staff/ management. Competitive salary, employee benefits, matching RRSP, etc. Training, challenge, variety of work
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Please submit your resume, work references, cover letter and salary expectations, quoting reference # SR-CAP0610, to #100-215 Lawrence Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 6L2 or fax 250-763-4688 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Check out our website: www.russellandassociates.com
Help Wanted WGP-210 Holdings Ltd (O/A Tim Hortons) 160 Hollywood Rd. Kelowna. Full time food counter attendant. Must be available for shift work from 3pm to 9am- 7 days per week. $11.05/hr. Apply within or fax 250-763-4322. WGP-210 Holdings Ltd (O/A Tim Hortons) 1694 Powick Road, Kelowna. Full time food counter attendant. Must be available for shift work from 3pm to 9am- 7 days per week. $11.05/hr. Apply within or fax 250-717-3987.
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NURSES NEEDED at Sprott Shaw Community College, hiring RN & LPN’s for various positions. Apply to email@example.com or call 250-860-8884.
F/T FIRE PREVENTION TECHNICIAN needed asap. Night work. Must be bondable, have D/L & own transportation. Mechanical knowledge a strong asset. $12/hr to start; commission & beneﬁts after 90 days. Serious inquiries only. Fax resume to 250-765-1154 REGULAR part-time orthotic technician required for Kelowna business. Mechanical ability, attention to detail and the ability to work independently are necessary. Good wages for the right candidate. Fax Resume to 1-866-6702410
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Mining Kelowna based mining company looking for experienced excavator, operator.Welding and mechanical experience an asset. Please send resume to Box #295 c/o Kelowna Capital News 2495 Enterprise Way Kelowna ,BC V1X7K2
HEALTH Care Aide: With diploma & 8yrs exp. seeks employment. Bonded. Ref’s. Caring & efﬁcient. 250-766-0187
DENTAL HYGENIST req’d for 2-3 days per week in well established practice. Please reply by phone 250-763-3720.
ALTAIR CONTRACTING is recruiting Journeyman Insulators and/or qualiﬁed Apprentices for the Shell Scotford site in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta. Proof of hours and/or Apprenticeship registration -Must submit to Drug and Alcohol test Must pull a permit slip from Local 110 Union -Wages/beneﬁts as per Collective Agreement Shifts are 4 10’s, currently working 5 10’s - TAAP program for qualiﬁed applicants Bus system to plant site To apply send resume to: Pattie Kisilevich, Recruiter firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax to (780)466-7063 www.altaircontracting.ca
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Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services COOK Wanted F/T. $3K/m. Min. 3yrs. of Japanese cuisine. Duties: prepare ingredients for cooking, cook food & monitor food quality. Plan menus, ensure quality of food. Ginza Japanese Restaurant, 101-269 Bernard Ave. Kelowna, BC. Email: juno0727@ yahoo.ca OLYMPIA in Rutland is hiring full & part time line cooks. Experience req’d. Apply with resume to 145 Hwy 33W ask for Chris. Sushi Chef- Knowledge of Asian kitchen. Full time. Min 2yr exp. Salary neg. Maki Sushi 250-868-9200
Retail THE UPS Store in the Mission is looking for an outgoing Graphic Designer/Digital Print Producer. Previous print shop experience a plus. Apply in person with resume to 9-3151 Lakeshore Rd.
Holistic Health CASE Studies needed. Our students are ready for Manicare, $20, Pedicare, $20, Reﬂexology, $29. 868-3114 naturalhealthcollege.com
Education/Tutoring ADD YOUR business on www.BCLocalBiz.com directory for province wide exposure! Call 1-877-645-7704
PERMANENT COSMETICS! Beautiful You 24-7! Summer Special-NO Taxes and $100 off with Ad! www.milagrostudios.com is now located at Kelowna Laser, 303-1890 Cooper Road. Call now for a Free consultation - 1877-336-2502
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Home Care SENIORS HOME CARE. Years of practical nursing exp.I help with bathing, cleaning, meals, shopping Appts. visits etc. Very caring & reliable. 808-0830
Medical Health WALK-In-Bathtubs, Buy before July & show ad, get 10% dis. Locally owned,212-0259
(Full Time) Exempt Are you looking for a position that allows you to showcase your ﬁnancial abilities, organizational skills and supervisory talents? Reporting to the Manager, Finance, the Accounting Supervisor will act as deputy Treasurer and be responsible for year-end ﬁnancial statements and year-end reporting, maintenance of the general ledger, accounts payable, cemetery and ﬁxed asset records of the City. The records must conform to generally accepted accounting standards and PSAB requirements. Competition #: 41-COV-10 Closing Date: June 16, 2010 Rate of Pay: $73,044.75 - $85,935 (Annual Salary Range) Days/Hours: Monday to Friday -------------------------------Please see our website at www.vernon.ca for complete job description and method of application.
ADD YOUR business on www.BCLocalBiz.com directory for province wide exposure! Call 1-877-645-7704 BOOKKEEPER Accepting clients. 20yrs. experience. Simply Accounting & Quick Books. Give me your shoebox! 250762-0229 & 250-487-9377 BOOKKEEPER ACCEPTING New Clients. Over 20 years Experience. Competitive Rates. Call 250-878-1137 or email email@example.com
Carpet Cleaning BONDED & Insured. Top of the line equipment & supplies. $70./4rms & hall extra $10./rm. Call Jeff @ 250-681-4245
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Concrete & Placing ALL YOUR Concrete needs from forming to ﬁnishing. Stamped, exposed, stairs, driveways, patios & slabs. Bank ﬁnancing available. Serving Kelowna since 1992. Call S&K Forming 491-7535 www.skforming.ca When you think concrete, think S&K DANFORMS Concrete offers Certiﬁed Tradesman for driveways, sidewalks, ﬂoors, foundations, retaining walls, stairs, wheelchair ramps. Stamped, Exposed & Broom. Free Estimates. Call Dan 250863-5419 LAKE Concrete & Landscaping; forms to ﬁnishing, block & brick work, etc. 212-2630
Contractors BIG Hammer Construction. Decks, pergolas & reno’s. Rick Knorr. 250-878-4708 KSK Woodworking, Framing, ﬁnishing, foundations & more. Quality workmanship at reasonable prices. 250-979-8948 WENINGER CONST. Family company commited to Kelowna & Big White. 250-765-6898
Countertops 1997 Toyota Tercel, 5spd, runs great, $2500. Call 250869-6489 CUSTOMROCKCOUNTERS. COM. Granite kitchen, 40sq’, incl undermount sink $2995. Showroom: 1115 GORDON DR. 250-763-8303 REFACE Countertops. 1/2 the Cost of Replacing. Granite & Corian Designs. 470-2235.
Drywall DRYWALL SERVICES & Repairs New work & reno work. 30yrs exp. Framing, Bording, Taping, Texture. Ken212-9588 IMPERIAL DRYWALL, Complete Drywall Services Res. & Comm Free Est 250-801-5335 PESL DRYWALL Service Inc. Renovations, new construction and repairs. Boarding, taping, textured ceilings. Call Tomas at 250-212-4483 or 860-3495. SMALL TAPING jobs, texture ceilings, 30yrs exp. Bob 250718-3218 WAL TEK Drywall & Renos, board, tape, texture & paint. From new homes to small renos, for a free estimate call Guenther, 250-878-0528
Electrical A&S ELECTRIC. Resid/Comm Wiring. New constr, renov. & service changes. lic’d & bonded. Steve 864-2099 (cont #90929)
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12/7 A MOBILE COMPUTER TECH. Certiﬁed computer technician, virus removal, repairs, upgrades. Let me come to you. 250-717-6520.
A Premium Quality Clean. NU MAID. We’ll Make U House Proud. 250-215-1073 or 250491-8177 BEST Quality Cleaning Ltd. Prof, reliable, bonded, ins’d. Comm/Stratta. 250-764-9552 METICULOUS Maid Services. Accepting new clients. Several years exp., honest w/excel ref’s. Call 250-215-2673 QUEEN of Supreme Clean specializing in ofﬁces, homes, condos, & moves Detail focused - reas. 250-807-2299
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Seeking qualiﬁed individuals to join our busy, growing ﬁrm. Experience preferred. Positive attitude a must. Versatility an asset.
CHIPSTERS Electrical, Res. & Comm. Lic’d. & Bonded. Service calls welcome. 808-6595 JRS ELECTRIC: Licns’d, bnded & insr’d. From new builds & renos to service calls. John, 250-801-7178 (cont:98365) LICENSED ELECTRICIAN, Dana Thompson. 20yrs Exp. Free Estimates 826-1287 Kel
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Excavating & Drainage G. Burr Contracting, Excavating, JD50-L39 Backhoe, clearing, driveway, rd’s, 808-1655 G. Burr Excavating, JD50 L39 Backhoe, Clearing, Driveways, Roads, Gary 808-1655 IRON MULE Excavating & Landscaping. Excavating, bobcat & trucking. 250-863-1418 KRENNY’S Excavating/Bobcat Sewers, u/g utils, all other excavating. Call Kory 869-9125 LOADER/Min-Exc. Grndwrks, ﬁnal grading. Soil placement. Al’s Bobcat Serv. 250-470-2598
Fencing ALL KINDS OF FENCES, 6x8 Cedar panels starting @ $65. Gates & custom orders, staining 250-491-4622 www.akf.ca MASTER Built Decks, Docks & Fences. Custom built & repairs. Call for Free Quote. Chain Link or Custom Board, 250-215-5875
Floor Reﬁnishing/ Installations 1ST CLASS Floors. Professional install of hardwood, laminate, tile. Great rates. Dave 250.826.6732 ACCREDITED Business. STRONG ROOTS FLOORING. BBB Lic’d & Ins’d. Custom Floor Re-ﬁnishing. Supply & Install Hrwd, Laminate, Cork And Tile. Rick, 250-808-7668 FLOORING Installations. Lino, Carpet, hardwood, laminate... Call Jeff 250-869-2125 NEED Installer? We install carpet, lino, hardwood, laminate. Andreas 250-863-3402. SPECIAL 15% OFF Carpet, Lino, Tile Installation, Restretching, Squeaky ﬂoors. We repair. Quality Work! Free Est. Jack 250-769-5716
Garage Door Services GARAGE Doors- install, service, repair all makes of doors & openers. 250-878-2911
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1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1 All About Hedge & Tree Service. Great rates on downsizing, trimming, pruning, bracing or Sculpturing of hedges, shrubs and trees. Also professional removals. Fully Insured. For guaranteed quality service call Dave 250-212-1716. $39.95 “Lawn Cutting Special” Great rates on all yard work. Also wooden fence repair, painting, new fence building 250-863-7539 ANNOUNCING...A Lawn care company that guarantees your delight. If your tired of cutting your lawn or the company that cuts it for you then call Ryan now @250-469-1288 Vantage Point Lawn & Garden Care. CUSTOM Rototilling. Veggie & ﬂower gardens. 250-862-0821 DIGGINOLES N SHIFTINSTUFF. Pickup & delivery service. Rubbish & recycling removed. Landscape, building supplies & Hay delivered, small equipment transferred. 1ton pickup, 14ft Dump trailer & 20ft Flat bed trailer. Yes we work weekends!! For quality work at reasonable rates, phone Ian 250-864-2339
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
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Lawn & Garden TOP SOIL $20/yd. Compost Mix $30/yd., Ogogrow, Gravel, Rocks, Mulches 250-868-3380
Gutters & Downspouts KELOWNA GUTTER Cleaning and repairs, re-slope gutters,etc Richard 250-718-6718
Heat, Air, Refrig. ADD YOUR business on www.BCLocalBiz.com directory for province wide exposure! Call 1-877-645-7704 Central Air Installation- Reasonable rates, 10yr warranty., over 25 yrs exp.250-863-3850 SOMMERFELD Heating A/C, Install & Repair Heat Pumps, F/P, Gas Fitting Lic. 215-6767 SOUTHERN BC Heating & Air Conditioning. Over 30yrs exp. Call 250-681-3869
Home Improvements 1ANDERSON Reno’s. Lic’d. over 30 yrs exp. Int.& Ext., Ind. & Comm. guarant’d. 870-7778 ADD YOUR business on www.BCLocalBiz.com directory for province wide exposure! Call 1-877-645-7704 BATHROOM REMODELLING Tub replacement, lining- acrylic insert, re-glazing. 718-2704. CONSTRUCTION & Reno’s 28yrs Exp. Res. & Comm. No job too small or big 212-1641 G & S Pro Renovations, 35yr. Exp. Professional workshop for custom work. 470-7360 INTERIOR Finishing & Reno’’s. No Job too small, Install & Repairs. Drywall, Plumbing, Doors/Win, Baseboards, Cab., Kitchens, Bthrms. 859-2787 ROSTKA ENT. Ltd. Complete int/ext. reno’s. Carpentry, drywall, painting, bsmt, decks & more. Lic’d & Insured. BBB Accred. Call: Rob 878-8049. ofﬁce 764-5449. SHADETREE. Retractable deck & patio canopies. Call InterCity; 250-215-4099 Wood Flooring, Log Siding, Log Cabins, Decking, Fencing & T&G U Joint. www.rouckbros.com Rouck Bros. Lumby, BC 1-800-960-3388
Home Repairs HIGH Caliber Const. Repair, Replace, Remodel, All Reno’s. Dan @ 864-0771 30yrs. exp. LARRY’S Handyman & Reno Serv., Lg. & Sm. jobs, Grafﬁtti Removal etc., 250-718-8879
Irrigation/Sprinkler Systems JOHN’S Quality Irrigation Auto U/G, Design, Supply, Install. Low Overhead, Low Prices. Call John @ 250-215-0693 WEST-WIND Now booking for irrigation start-ups, repairs & installs. Call 250-860-0025
Kitchen Cabinets BATHROOM RENO’S. Plumbing Repairs. Bathrooms By Gemini 862-6991, 764-0189 MARYANNE’S Kitchen Design. 25% off. See ad in Service Directory. 250-317-7523
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#1 STOP FOR ROCKS. www.bcrocks.com. Please call 250-862-0862 BARK Mulch, good quality top soil & landscape supplies, Sunoaka Valley Transport Ltd. 2696 Kyle Rd. Open Mon. Sat. 8-5pm, 250-769-9094 We Deliver. C & C LANDSCAPING. Rock walls, irrig, bobcat, design etc. Call 250-212-2692 EDGING Emerald Cedars Okanagan Grown SPECIAL! 5ft - 10 for $189 Volume Discounts Free Delivery BUDGET NURSERIES Toll free 1-866-498-2189
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Landscaping DIGGINOLES N SHIFTINSTUFF. Pickup & delivery service. Rubbish & recycling removed. Landscape, building supplies & Hay delivered, small equipment transferred. 1ton pickup, 14ft Dump trailer & 20ft Flat bed trailer. Yes we work weekends!! For quality work at reasonable rates, phone Ian 250-864-2339 ENSIGN BROS. Call us for a quote on all your excavating & landscaping needs. Mon-Sat. 250-769-7298 GLM Landscaping & Irrigation 10% Discountl!!! Custom landscaping 250-864-5450 QUALITY Landscape Maintenance, Comm. & Res. yard maint. hedge & shrub pruning, weekly mowing, sprinkler repair. Free est. 250-212-1024 Retaining Walls, interlock pavers, irrigation, landscaping. Stonevalley Landscaping. 317-5644 10yrs Kelowna. Rockwalls Falling Down?20 yr exp. Complete ﬁx new & old? All res.& comm.lanscp Jay@250-215-4956 Rock sale TREMBLAY’S EXCAVATING retaining walls, full landscaping. Exc/Bobcat.250-979-8033
Machining & Metal Work GET BENT Metal Fab, fences, gates, railings, security bars, 863-4418www.getbentmetalfab.ca
Misc Services ALL KINDS OF FENCES, 6x8 Cedar panels starting @ $65. Gates & custom orders, stainning,250-491-4622www.akf.ca
Moving & Storage
� AAA Best Rates Moving $59+. “Why Pay More” Short/Long Distance. Free Est. Res/Comm, 861-3400
Moving & Storage CCH DELIVERIES & MOVING Honest, Reliable, Fully Ins. & Eqpt. Trucks. Flat Rates/Res. & Comm. Kitchen Cabinets/Etc. Call 250-470-8284, www.cchdeliveries.com DAN-MEL MOVING. 16’’ One ton 7x12 Trailer. Local/Long Haul. Bonded/Insured. Dan 215-0147/250-766-1282.
JOE’S MOVING.reasble rates fully equip’d trucks, local-long dist, no job too small470-8194 NORTH END Moving Services Local/Long Distance. Truck returning empty,Vancouver, May 14. Free Est. 250-470-9498
Painting & Decorating 100% AFFORDABLE Painting Exp, quality. Int Paint/ceilings. Winter Specials. Terry 8639830 or 768-1098 100% Guaranteed. Greg’s Painting, Comm/ Res., Int/Ext. Free est. Seniors Dis., European Experience, 212-9961 1ST. In customer service, Cando Painting, prof. reliable crew, 15yrs. in business, Int/Ext. Eddie 250-863-3449 BLAIS Painting Int./ext. painting, Res./Comm, Repaint Specialist. Insured! 250-801-1439 DALE’S PAINTING Service. Painting Kelowna a better place since 1982, 862-9333 P&D Painting serving Western Canada for 32years. Clean quality work at reasonable rates seniors discount call direct 250-769-0228 or 250-801-7382 PSALMS 34-A Better life Company. Quality Painting. Sensible rates. 250-869-5874 SEEGER & Son Painting. Quality painting, reasonable & reliable call Jason 801-6931
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‘#1 - BBB Kelowna Junk Removal Ltd. (1998) Scrap metal, wood, appls, etc. House, yard, building site, rental properties, renovations, etc. WCB Coverage. Lrg 3/2/1 & 1/2ton trucks 718-0992 or 861-7066 kelownajunkremoval.com #1 CHEAP HAUL Most jobs 50% less then competitors. Why Pay More?? 250-718-0993 250-808-0733 SKYHIGH DISPOSAL Full Service Junk Removal & 12-24 yard Bin Rentals.
SKYHIGH DISPOSAL 250808-0733 Junk Removal & Disposal Bins Need that space cleaned out? We can help. We can remove anything that you no longer need. Furniture, appliances, demolition waste & more SMALL Hauls. Truck for hire. Rubbish, Small Moves, Boat Hauling 250-864-0696 Reza
1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1 All About Hedge & Tree Service. Great rates on downsizing, trimming, pruning, bracing or Sculpturing of hedges, shrubs and trees. Also professional removals. Fully Insured. For guaranteed quality service call Dave 250-212-1716. STANS CHIPPING. Tree Removal & Chipping. Free Est. 808-2447. Licensed & Insured. Tree Stump Removal Also hedges and small trees call Tim(250)860-1494
2 Purebred Arabian horses +/17 years old, broken to ride. Extremely gentle. $600 each. $400 together.(obo). Must go to a good home. Tack,+/$300. (obo). Call Dave 1-250306-3618 or Linda 250-5459014. Boarded at L&L Horses(4383-East Vernon Rd) in BX). Call before hand.
XCEL PLUMBING, Irrigation, Gas Fitting and drain cleaning. Comm/res and reno’’s. Service & hot water tanks. 575-3839 ADD YOUR business on www.BCLocalBiz.com directory for province wide exposure! Call 1-877-645-7704 ARMAUR Plumbing Ltd. New construction, service & renovations. Call 250-258-8617 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
Pressure Washing OKANAGAN Pressure Washing. Comm/Res. Fully ins’d. Dave, 250-491-1336
Rooﬁng & Skylights BERTRIM Contracting Co. New roofs, reroofs, roof conversion & repair & general home maint. Bonded & insured. 28yrs exp. Free est. Call 250-768-9675 DO IT RIGHT ROOFING AND SIDING. Seniors Dis., Free Est. Guarantee 250-826-3807. EAGLE ROOFING. CEDAR CONVERSIONS, NEW CONSTRUCTION, REROOF. FREE EST. CALL 826-3311 OKANAGAN Rooﬁng All rooﬁng repairs, maint., & reroofs. Warranty on all work Free Est. 769-1100, 878-1172 TEAM GERMAN MASTER ROOFER. Over 30yrs exp. in all kinds of roofs. New Reroof & Repair. 2 yrs tradesman warranty. Free estimate. Call Steffen, 250-863-8224 Master & Visa Card welcome. www.teamgerman.com.
LARRY’S LITTLE DUMPER We haul little loads of anything, landscaping materials, & Junk to the dump Call 250-718-1114 ��� THAT GUY & His Work Truck LTD. Junk Removal & Bin Rentals 10,15 & 20 yard Bins. We haul EVERYTHING
Home or Jobsite, Renovations Cheapest rates in the Valley www.thatguysworktruck.com
250-575-5383 A 49.99 1/2ton truck. Load junk & yard waste. Haul away special. Will haul just about anything. Cal Cal 250863-7539 BOB’S ONE TON. Clean-up, 25yrs satisﬁed customers. 765-2789, 861-0303 pgr DIGGINOLES N SHIFTINSTUFF. Pickup & delivery service. Rubbish & recycling removed. Landscape, building supplies & Hay delivered, small equipment transferred. 1ton pickup, 14ft Dump trailer & 20ft Flat bed trailer. Yes we work weekends!! For quality work at reasonable rates, phone Ian 250-864-2339 ERIK & His Truck Junk Removal, loads from $39.99 250-859-9053, 250-868-8454.
Sand/Gravel/Topsoil NEIGHBORHOOD Trucking & Delivery. Sand, Gravel, Soil, Ogo Grow Call 250-870-1138
Stucco/Siding DESIGN Stucco & Stone. New homes, reno’s & repairs. No job too small. Clean, quality work. Zoltan 250-864-9798. ENKARTA Stucco & Repair Ltd. Quality materials, attention to detail. Free est, 30yrs exp, lcnsd/insrd 250-769-0684 OK Stucco & Stone Free estimates, great work. Call Steve at 250-300-9567 SEEGER & Son Stucco. Additions, Reno’s +other sm. jobs. 22yrs exp call Jason 801-6931
Sundecks KELOWNA DECK & RAIL. Vinyl, Mod. Flooring, Alum., GlassTopless/Picket878-2483.
Tiling TILE & HARDWOOD - Highly skilled craftsmanship committed to provide the most reliable and satisfying work at reasonable and competitive rates call Joe 250-859-7907 TILE Setter. Artistic Ceramics. Custom tile setting. Call 250870-1009
Tree Services ROB’S Tree Care Ltd. For all your tree care needs...Insured & Cert. WCB. 250-212-8656
Trucking/ Bull Dozing TNT TRUCKING. No load too small. Junk removal, sand, gravel, etc. (250)862-0821 (250)765-2778.
Window Cleaning BROTHERS Window Cleaning Res., Comm., Gutters, Painting. WCB Ins. 250-317-1029
Equestrian SUMMER RIDING CAMPS Eagle Bay, Shuswap Lake Kids 10-16 All Inclusive 5-7 day Camps. See website for details 250-675-3141 www.chaganjuu.com
Feed & Hay HAY FOR SALE. All grades of Dairy, horse, or cow hay available. Taking orders for new crop. All bales are 3x4 med. square. Delivery included in price for full semi loads only. Call 403-635-0104 or visit www.hubkahay.com *HAY SALES GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763.
Pets 5 Y/O F longcoat chihuahua: quiet, adult only home. Spayed/dental/shots. House & crate trained. CKC reg’d & microchip. $400. 250-870-1686 Beautiful litter German Shepherds, exc. temperament & intelligence $950 (250)547-0226 CHESAPEAKE Bay Retriever Pups for sale. (2 litters) Chocolate brown, great disposition. Purebred, non registered, Dew claws removed, 1st shots, dewormed, vet checked. 9 males, 10 females. Ready to go June 13th. $400. (250)835-2090 (Tappen B.C.) German Shepherd puppies, black & tan, born March 31st, vet checked, ready to go to new homes now. $600. 250558-3797. HAVANESE/BICHON frise puppies, comes with shots, delivery incl. (250)804-6848 JACK RUSSELL PUPS 1st shots dewormed Family raised $500 ph 250-442-8380 Grand Forks LABRADOR PUPS. black. 1st shots dewormed. Family raised. CKC dam. Imported American sire. $400 ph 250442-8380 Grand Forks Registered CKC German Shephered puppies, black & tan, service & working dog bloodlines, micro-chipped, shots, vet check, ready May 31. Approved only. parents avail. $1000. 250-541-0533 Shih-tzu Lahsa mix, 10wks, ready for new home, $350. (250)545-1954
SALES & SERVICE DIRECTORY JUNK REMOVAL
Kelowna Junk Removal Ltd. (1998)
House/Yard/Building Sites/Rental Properties/ Renovations/Etc. “We Service just about any kind of clean-up”
Scrapmetal/wood/appliances/etc. *W.C.B. Coverage kelownajunkremoval.com Large 3/2/1 & 1/2 Ton Trucks Excellent Reputation & Excellent Service. Cell 250-718-0992 / 250-861-7066 / Member of Kelowna Chamber of Commerce
Irrigation, Gas Fitting and Drain Cleaning. Commercial, residential and renovations. Service and hot water tanks.
RENOVATIONS Deck & Rail Kelowna
Serving the Okanagan
Serving the Okanagan 13+ years. Vinyl Decking, Modular Flooring, Aluminum, Glass, Topless & Picket Railings. Starting at $30/ft. installed Call George at 250-878-2483. Showroom #9-3810 Appaloosa Rd. off Sexsmith Rd.
CONSTRUCTION & RENOVATIONS GUTTER CLEANING High Caliber Construction REPAIRS • REPLACE • REMODEL • Bathroom & kit. remodels • Additions & renovations • H/W & laminate ﬂoors • Drywall/painting/texture • Cedar fencing & gates • Custom homes Quality You Can Trust
Kelowna Gutter Cleaning & Repair • Fix leaks • 20 years. experience • Fascia sofﬁt repairs • Downpipes • Re-Slope
Dan @ 250-864-0771
STUCCO OK STUCCO & STONE
PLUMBING ARMAUR PLUMBING LTD.
• Free Estimates • Commercial & Residential • Great Work
Call Steve @ 250-300-9567
North End Moving Services
GEMINI BATHS 250-862-6991
New construction, service & renovations. Providing the best builders in the province. Plumbing services for over 35 years. Call Derek 250-258-8617
Local or Long Distance Polite & Professional
Ph: 250-869-0697 Cell 250-470-9498
Call Clint, 250-575-3839
Weninger In business since 1989 Licensed & insured
• Excavating • Bobcat • Dump Truck • Foundations • Retaining Walls • Soil • Etc. Delivery - Clean Up. www.ironmule.ca
YARD CLEAN-UPS RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL OGO-GROW & BARK MULCH DELIVERY APPLIANCE PICK UPS-RECYCLE
Pgr: 250-861-0303 25 Years of Satisfied Customers
CABINETS 25% OFF
• Design • Supply • Install
MaryAnne’s Kitchen Design
• Free Consultation
• All Countertops Call 250-801-YARD (9273)
ASPEN LANDSCAPING LTD
Book now for landscape projects, retaining walls, aerating, power raking, pruning, etc. Spring cleanup,
• Interior & Exterior Renovations • Carpentry • Painting • Small Repairs • Pressure Washing
• Kitchen & Bathroom Upgrades • Yard Maintenance • Fences, Decks • Tile • Graffiti Removal
OKANAGAN PRESSURE WASHING
Commercial Buildings & u/g Parkades, Residential Houses, Driveways Patios, Grafﬁti Removal. Fully insured & WCB approved. 14 yrs experience. www.okpressurewashing.com
G & S Pro Renovations
• Save 10% • Custom Landscaping • Irrigation (installs & service) • Retaining Walls & Patios • Weekly Lawn Maintenance
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.
22 years experience Call JASON SEEGER & SON STUCCO
Locally owned & operated company supplying & installing walk-in tubs at very affordable prices. Call for free estimate. Ask how to get 10% discount.
Joe’s Moving Service
LOADER, MINI EXCAVATOR SERVICE
LAKE CONCRETE AND LANDSCAPING
Contact Jim 250-718-2704
ADDITIONS, RENOVATIONS & OTHER SMALL JOBS
Driveways, Sidewalks, Stamped, Exposed Agg., Forms to Finishing, Block and Brick Work, Irrigation and Turf.
• Tub replacement • Tub lining-acrylic insert • Tub re-glazing • Tub repairs • Wall surrounds to match.
No load too small • BARK MULCH • SAND • GRAVEL • YARD CLEAN-UP • JUNK REMOVAL LIGHT FLAT-DECK Nick Nixon - Trish Nebot Cell 250-862-0821 Office 250-765-2778
Call Ian at 250-212-0259
Custom tile setting. Travertine, marble, granite & ceramic. Decks, kitchen, baths. Guaranteed work.
“The Professionals” Local/long distance Storage Available No job too small Free Estimates Call Joe Anytime 250-470-8194
35 years experience, many referrals. Kitchen remodels, home additions, custom furniture doors & windows, drywall, painting, decks, siding, bathroom, tiles, hardwood floors.
Senior’s Specials Experience & Quality New Homes & Repaints Ceilings Bondable. Insurance Work Call Terry 250-863-9830 or 250-768-1098
250-317-7773 or visit us at: aspenlandscaping.ca
FREE ESTIMATES Brush & Tree Removal Reasonable Rates Stan Korzinski 250-808-2447
Call Dave 250-491-1336
•Full Landscaping •Rock Retaining Walls •Portable Soil Screener •Excavators & Bobcat Loaders CELL: (250) 979-8033 BUS: (250) 861-1500
& Renovation Services
Design Studio • 2810 Benvoulin Rd
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Electrical & Renovations Allan Hoce, General Contractor
Alan 250-808-6595 (lic. #102788)
• Rock Walls • Irrigation • Bobcat •Water Features • Sod • Designs SPRING SPECIALS
• Driveways • Post Holes • Ground Works • Final Grade. Reliable Owner Operator
Al’s Bobcat Services
Bus: 250-763-4044 Cell 250-470-2598
Spring Special on now. Call for details 250-763-7114
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Sunspot Great Danes 2010 puppies. Born April 26th registered, microchipped, dewclaws done. Parents certiﬁed hip dysplasia free. 2 females, 3 males. 250-998-4380 email@example.com
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Antiques / Vintage COUNTRY HOME ANTIQUES ARMSTRONG. New shipment from Sweden just arrived. Quality antiques. Open Sat & Sun, 10am-5pm or by appt. 4262 MacDonald Rd (off Otter Lake Rd.) 250-546-2529.
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ESTATE Farm Auction Machinery, tools, furniture, antiques, Saturday June 12, 11am, 4235 Todd Rd. Kelowna. Photos: doddsauction.com Dodds Auction, Vernon 250545-3259 or 1-866-545-3259
Saturday June 5th & June 6th, 10 am sharp. Country Christmas Store in Westwold VIEWING: June 4th, 10-6. 100’s of Thousands of Dollars in Inventory. SATURDAY: Inside the store - Wishing Wells, Display Case, Figurines, Stained Glass, Wood Works, Plus MUCH, MUCH MORE. SUNDAY: Continuation of store inventory, Rod Iron, 1800’s & 1900’s Settees, Antiques, 1997 Wells Fargo 16’ Tandem Trailer, 1999 Ford F150 Truck, 1997 Van, Truck Canopy and More ... LIPPERT FAMILY AUCTION SERVICES KAMLOOPS
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MISC. BUILDING materials for sale. 7/16”osb. 3/4” T&G Fir Ply. 2x6 Cedar Decking. 1x6 T&G Pine. 5/4 cedar decking. Misc. windows and doors. Window and drip ﬂashings. Rolls of Typar. Tuck Tape. Misc. galv. nuts and bolts all different sizes. Boxes of framing nails. Boxes of 2x10, 2x6 joist hangars. All must go. 250-470-8251.
NEW 3-pc Sectional Sofa w/ottoman, In orig. pkg. Worth $1499, Must Sell $899 250550-6647 can deliver
BOOKBINDING Novels, Cookbooks, Family History and much more. layout, design, printing & binding 250-260-1970
WALL mounted $5 bill changer, new price, $2215, will sacriﬁce. Hand bearing compass with LED, $75. Both brand new & still in boxes. New torque wrench, $45. Apartment size washing machine, $250, kitchen table, 4chairs in brass and emerald green seats, $250, lrg ﬁre extinguisher, $25, 20 ton HD hydraulic jack, $65, ($100) 4bbl carter carb $100, metal chop box, $75. 250-215-3771 (pm only)
DEMO Day: Weber & Markin Gunsmiths this Saturday, June 5. Glock’s, Astra Arms AR 15, Chiappa 1911 .22, Top choice SKS’s, shotgun ammo & clays in stock. #4 - 1691 Powick Rd, Kelowna 250-762-7575
FIREWOOD, cherrywood!! Call for directions, 250-7681498 Free- 4 Burner kitchen stove Winﬁeld 250-859-7798 FREE clean ﬁll, will haul to you in upper Mission. Approx 20 yards. Call 250-764-4256 FREE KITTENS. CALL 250-317-4003 FREE Pick-up of used bicycles that you no longer want. Ok if need repair 604-800-2104 LARGE U-shaped home ofﬁce desk, great cond., call 250861-6147 POTTER’S Wheel & bench call 250-717-3138 REMOVING horse/ hay shelter. Free lumber, posts and metal rooﬁng. 250-764-9401 WE Will recycle for free BBQ’s, Rad’s, Alum. windows, Copper wire, Batteries. Save Ad. 250-717-0581
Locally grown, governt insp, grain fed Beef. 1/4 & 1/2, $2.65/lbs, CWF 250-546-6494
6PC Cherry sleigh bdrm set. Queen bed, dresser, mirror, chest, 2 night stands. New!! Still boxed. Worth $5000, Sell $1295 Can deliver. Call 250550-6647 AT A CLICK of a mouse, www.BCLocalBiz.com is your local source to over 300,000 businesses! DINING ROOM suite for sale. China cabinet, table and 6 chairs. $350 OBO Phone 250765-0811 LARGE Selection of Gently Used Furniture; Tables & Chairs from $99, Loveseats $99 Sofa Sets $199. OK Estates Furniture and More 3292 Hwy 97N beside Sheepskin Boutique 250-807-7775 MOVING Sale. Shaker dining room suite, 6 chairs, table, china cabinet & buffet, $700. Dinette table & 4 chairs, $75. Other furniture & accessories. Call 250-762-7940
Farm Equipment 1963 Massey Ferguson, 35hp tractor, good cond, $2400 OBO. (250)558-0618 Vernon
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Appliance pick-up, Rads Batteries. Call Harley 778-8211317 CAT. Orange Tabby, 7/8 mos old. Looking for new home. 250-859-9924.
Heavy Duty Machinery 1999 2650Q Link-belt, exacator,28,000lbs, 5600 hrs, u/c,recently done, cab guards & rock guards, hydraulic thumb, c/w 2 buckets, great machine. $63,000 no gst 250-549-0780. Bear Cat 9” Chipper .Model 72928 well maintained 4yrs old .Kabuta Diesel. Extra Belt 2 sets blades $14,000 (250)878-3072
Jewels, Furs KELOWNA GOLD Brokers turns your unwanted gold and platinum jewelery, silver coins and silverware into cash. With 25 years buying experience in Kelowna we look forward to your call for a no obligation quote. Call Jeremy @ 250575-4363.
Medical Supplies BED, ultramatic adjustible, remote control, vibration, never used, $825. 778-478-1082
Misc. for Sale #1A STEEL BUILDING SALE! Save up to 60% on your new garage, shop, warehouse. 6 colors available! 40 year warranty! Free shipping, the ﬁrst 20 callers! 1-800-457-2206. www.crownsteelbuildings.com
AT A CLICK of a mouse, www.BCLocalBiz.com is your local source to over 300,000 businesses! BERKEL Meat slicer. 3pc wall unit, maple- made in Europe, must see. Oak Entertainment Center, custom made. Best Offer. 250-766-9295.
BRAND new 5 stage reverse osmosis water ﬁltration system. Retail price: $795. Now: $250. Call 250-863-1544 BUILDING NEW HOME/COTTAGE? Factory Direct Prefabricated Building systems Inventory Liquidate - Save 50%++ while they last.
GREEN-R-PANEL 100’s of Dreams Delivered to Happy Families. 1-800-871-7089. SACRIFICE FROM $9,975. GARMIN GPS System, 149OT model, bluetooth wireless technology. Brand new, sell for $250 obo. 250-862-3530 GENERATOR. Honda 6000 RV, water cooled, elec start, $1300 obo. 250-878-6284 OAK Kitchen cabinets with newer counter tops, includes double sink, full set of upper & lower, $1800. GE gas stove, self cleaning, $150. Sliding window, 471/4” wide x 391/2” long, $10. Maytag dishwasher, $150. 250-717-5685 SILVER Coins. Stamps. Collectors cigar bands. Porcelain. Tea set, etc. 1998 Windstar Van. $2500obo. 250-861-4851 SMALL trailer for boat & motorcycle, $300. 4 alum rims for Subaru, $100. Ford tractor 9N, $2500. Call 250-868-2728 STORE FIXTURES, racks and shelving. Incl. 8 endcaps, 42 4-ft. sections, misc. racks, assorted hooks, 7 2’x6’ grid walls with hooks. Currently used in 2400 sq.ft. store. Available as package after June 30. Also 2 Sharp cash registers. Located in Osoyoos. Phone 250-4950404.
Misc. Wanted I PURCHASE DOWNSIZE/ ESTATE ITEMS. Cash paid for home furnishings, antiques, collectibles. Please call me BEFORE you throw anything out! OKestates.ca CALS 250807-7775 X-ACTO knife blades, 100 blade pack, $10. 28 packs available. Purchase all for $250. Drop by the Captial News at 2495 Enterprise Way. 8-5 Mon-Fri.
Musical Instruments PIANOS Warehouse Sale @ Moir Pianos. STEINWAY, HEINTZMAN, YAMAHA and more !! Priced to Sell !! Call Richard @ 764-8800 YOUNG chang grand piano, 5.6’, black, immaculate condition. Stool incl. $6900. 250868-3783
Sporting Goods AT A CLICK of a mouse, www.BCLocalBiz.com is your local source to over 300,000 businesses! TOP CHOICE SKS’s, you-pick special, $299. GLOCK’s from $699. Gunsmithing Services: BLUEING. POWDER COATING. Quality ﬁrearms bought & sold at Weber & Markin Gunsmiths, #4 - 1691 Powick Rd. Kelowna 250-762-7575
SALES & SERVICE DIRECTORY RENOVATIONS
The Okanagan’s Renovation Specialists Residential and Commercial, Additions, Garages, Basements, Windows, Doors, Decks, Fencing, Carpentry, Drywalling, Painting Top Quality Worksmanship & Service
Rob 250-878-8049 Off. 250-764-5449 Lic. & Insured - Ref’s available (WCB Coverage)
A & S Electric
KOSKI PLUMBING, HEATING & GAS FITTING
Residential & Commercial Wiring, New Construction, Renovations & Service Changes. Complete telephone & data cabling services, Prompt quality service. Licensed & Bonded Call Steve 250-864-2099 (cont#90929)
LAWN & CUTTING We Guarantee to keep Scheduled Appointments.
Don’t call anyone about cutting your lawn until you speak with us. Book before June 15 & receive 3 FREE Fertilizer Applications. Call Ryan now! 250-469-1288
PAINTING QUALITY PAINTING
Reasonable and reliable Call: JASON SEEGER & SON PAINTING
•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
ellermade W Additions, Renovations Sun-decks, Bsmt. suites, etc. Call Dave @ 250-768-2202 or 250-878-6967
EXCAVATING G. BURR CONTRACTING EXCAVATING JD 50 - L39 BACKHOE CLEARING - DRIVE WAYS - ROADS
Get Ready for Summer! All outside projects: decks/fences/patios/ pergolas & gazebos/vinyl wood and all inside remodels. Kelowna • 250-717-5500 kelowna.handymanconnection.com
HEATING SOMMERFELD HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING
• New & Existing Heating Systems • Heat pumps, A/C • Gas ﬁtting • Licensed & Insured. • Replacement Furnace.
Call Wayne (250) 215-6767
Drywall, Taping, Painting, Texture Ceiling. We Do Houses, Basement & Commercial
Qualified, Reliable. • Bonded •Installations • Repairs • Renovations • H. Water Tank • Washer, Dryer • Dishwasher Over 30 yrs. Experience
Call Walter 250-766-5580 Cell 250-317-2279
HEATING & A/C
“ONE ROOM, OR YOUR WHOLE CASTLE”
Southern BC Heating & Air Conditioning
Licensed, Bonded & Insured
Independently Owned and Locally Operated
WELDING & FABRICATION METAL FABRICATION LTD. Fences • Gates • Railings • Security Bars • Cargo Racks • Rollcages • Boat Railings & more. Tube Bending Specialists www.getbentmetalfab.ca
Neighborhood Trucking & Delivery Top Soil • Ogo Gro • Gravel • Sand • Bark Mulch We Remove: yard refuse, small trees, junk
CONSTRUCTION & RENOS
Tel: 250-864-6280 New construction, service, repair, replacement, reno’s and professional tiling. To built reputation takes years, but to lose enough a day
• Commercial & Residential • Additions & Garages • Basement & Decks • Fences • Painting Int/Ext. Bondable & Insured Call Ninko Const. @ 250-212-1641
Gary Burr INSURED 250.808.1655
WINDOW CLEANING AIR CONDITIONING GARAGE DOORS
ENKARTA Stucco & Repair Ltd. Quality materials, attention to detail. Free estimates, 30 yr. experience, licensed & insured.
Residential, commercial post construction, gutter cleaning. Serving the Okanagan for 8 years. WCB Contact Randy @ 250-317-1029
BROTHERS WINDOW CLEANING
CENTRAL AIR INSTALLATION
• Reasonable Rates • 10 yr. warranty • Over 25 years exp. • Licensed Service Technician
PAINT & REPAIRS
SERVICE YOU CAN TRUST
Excavator & Bobcat Service, Sewer Hookups, Underground Utilities, Footing, Backﬁlling, Basements, Driveways, Landscaping, Retaining Walls, Rubber Track Excavator w/ blade. Estimates, Fully Insured. Kory 250-451-9095 Cell: 250-869-9125 Serving Kelowna, Westside, Lk Country
We accept “When The Big Guys Are Too Big We Deliver”
DRYWALL SERVICES & REPAIRS New work & renovation work. Over 30 yrs. experience. Framing, boarding, taping, texture t-bar ceilings & insulation. Call Ken 250-212-9588
A Division of Bayside Developments Ltd.
CALL NOW FOR FREE ESTIMATE 250.801.5335
DRYWALL/PAINTING DUMP TRUCK BOBCAT SERVICE IMPERIAL DRYWALL
BAYSIDE PLUMBING & Gas Fitting
862-9333 PAINTING KELOWNA A BETTER PLACE SINCE 1982
PRUNING CERTIFIED HORTICULTURIST Trees • Shrubs • Hedges • Clean-Ups Call Stephen
PAINT & REPAIR BLAIS PAINTING Pierre Blais
Residential, Commercial, Interior, Exterior Painting & Custom Ceilings. Insured.
COMM. CLEANING STUMP REMOVAL PROFESSIONAL, RELIABLE, BONDED, INSURED
COMMERCIAL, RESTAURANT, OFFICES, MEDICAL, STRATA & FLOOR WORK Excellent References OFFICE: (250)764-9552
FAX: (250)764-9553 CELL: (250)868-7224
RETRACTABLE DECK & PATIO CANOPIES
INTERCITY RENO’S Authorized dealer for the Okanagan Call Pat 250-215-4099 www.shadetreecanopies.com
We install, service, & repair all makes of doors & openers. FREE ESTIMATES • INSURANCE CLAIMS • SENIOR DISCOUNTS Call Mon.-Fri. 8-4:30 pm
• Heat Pumps Over 30 Years • Fireplaces Experience • Furnaces Serving the • Repair Okanagan Valley • Install • Sales 250-681-3869
Folds like an accordian, Deck Blinds as well.
TREE STUMP REMOVAL Call Tim, 250-860-1494
Renovations & Repairs
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7 Older rentals for 7 days $12. Every day DVD/Games @ Take 2 Video, 762-3448. 101-1100 Lawrence Ave. VINTAGE & Newer stereo equip., turntables., speakers, amps, reel to reels, records, etc. Sansui, Marantz, etc. 8623083 or 861-5820
Solid element stove. $50. 250-861-3712 TRANSPORT wheel chair $60 (250)763-6281 Twin size hospital mattress $ $ 75 (250)763-6281 Wood 6” Step ladder $15 (250)861-3712
PLANER 8” Pro. 2hp, 220v, hardly used, $300. 250-7661470, 250-870-1105
1 BDRM plus den 55+ Condo for sale. 900 + sq ft. Rutland town centre, close to shopping and all services. Excellent condition, w/d & 4 kitchen appliances included, $174.900 Low monthly fees, air conditioned. We will pay your move! Call 250.491.2773 evenings.
1914 Willis Montreal Cabinet Grand Piano. Nice sound. $200. 250-768-6839 28’ extension ladder. alum, heavy duty, $95 obo. 250-8613712 2 Hard Wood End Tables & Coffee table $275 all. 250860-8127 CADDIS belly boat w/access,ft pump & waiters 12V mini compressor, $150. 250-862-8755. COMPUTER System, Windows, Internet ready,exc cond, $200. 250-869-2363 Kelowna
DOUBLE Bed $120. (250)8608127 FREEZER, like new, 42” long, $165. 250-862-2812. HARD wood oak tbl & 4 chairs, w/2ext. $155. 860-8127 HOTPOINT HD White washer/dryer, great cond., top loader. $150/set. 250-764-5173 KING bed $185. (250)8608127 QUEEN bed $165. (250)8608127 Rocker Reclyner ,Beige, mint cond.micro suede $200 (250)861-4058 ROUND Glass table, 45” diameter w/black metal legs, $125. 250-862-2812. SEARS 6.75 Gas self power lawnmower $175 (250)7664423 SOLID maple wooden kitchen table w/4 chairs. Excl cond., $145. Call 250-763-8041 WASHER & dryer, 24”, white, $175 for both. 250-860-8127.
TABLESAW, Craftsman. Pro. model, 10” cast iron, table, 110/220HD, $200. 870-1105 WASHER & Dryer, working cond., $75ea. 250-707-0615
BEAUTIFUL Mirrors with frames, assorted, $40. 250-860-8127.
BEDFRAME, adjustable $ 35 (250)763-6281 BISSELLPortable.carpet deep cleaner, $30. 250-861-3712 CHINA Cabinet, pine ﬁnish, nice shape, $100. 250-8691863 COMPUTER table $40 (250)215-3138 EXERCISE bike , like new $90 ﬁrm. (250)215-3138 Fridgidaire Dryer.White mint cond. $100 (250)861-4058 HARDWOOD Coffee table $55. (250)860-8127 Patio set 7 piece $85 (250)763-6281 RETRACTABLE Blinds. Fit Duplex & 6’ sliding glass doors. $100. 250-862-5760 ROLL-AWAY twin size cot $100 250-762-7552 SINGLE Bed $100. (250)8608127 SOFA table with thick glass, $45. 250-860-8127.
$100 & Under 12’X11’ Carpet, assorted, $90. Call 860-8127. 2 Commercial grade stock pots $30 each(250)979-1572 2DR Beaumark fridge, freezer top, $80 obo. 250-861-3712 2 Electric soup kettles $75 each. (250)979-1572 2 Night tables $75/both. (250)860-8127 30” Maytag Range- Self-clean, smooth top, convection bake, exc. cond. 250-860-4316 $75
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$300 & Under 24” FRIDGE & stove, $250. 250-860-8127. AIR CONDITIONER portable 10,000 BTU. $250 (250)7632371 BANDSAW, Craftsman Pro. model, $250. 250-766-1470, 250-870-1105 COMPUTER LAPTOP, Windows, wireless, excellent cond, $300.869-2363 Kelowna FRIDGE and stove, $350/both. (250)860-8127. Hide-A-Bed Floral print on cream back round, good-condition. $300obo 250-868-1172 LIGHT weight wheel chair seat 16”x16” w/footrests & amp. board $250obo (250)762-3643
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Acreage for Sale 13.9 tree’d acres, Edgewood, min’s from Arrow Lake. Offers over $99,000, ﬁnancing considered. 250-269-7492 AFFORDABLE Acreage! Nicley updated 4bd home, dbl garage, fabulous views, convenient location! $750,000. MLS Charlene Bertrand, Colwell Banker, Horizon Realty, 250-870-1870 READY to build on this 3 acres in Whitevale area, Lumby. Flat, few trees, drilled well. Gas/hydro to driveway. Price $240,000 GST. obo. 250-547-6932.
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Black Mtn.2465 Brentwood Rd.June 5 & 6. 9am- 4pm. woodworking machines,Compressor. garage doors. furn. Washer/ Dryer,stove.Skylight, new skis and boots, computers.& so much more! GARAGE SALE Sat. June 5, 1528 Goldenview Drive, West Kelowna. Misc items, starts 7:00 A.M. till 12:00 Noon.
KELOWNA South, Multifamily sale. Sat., June 5th from 8am-1pm. 2055 Ethel St. corner of Ethel & Springﬁeld, Woodcroft Estates. Lots of items for sale and too numerous to list, come & browse. Fund Raiser for the Blind Golf, with Hot Dog BBQ.
GLENMORE. 1506 MacLeay Crt. Moving sale. June 4/5th, 8-4. Hshld, furn’t & misc.
RUTLAND Multi family Sale Sat June 5 8am 5pm 435 Dugald N. Hshld.tble chrs.& misc.
GUISCHIGAN. Hshld items, fabrics, sewing notions & more. June 4th & 5th, 8-2. 2611 Rhondda Cres.
SMITH Creek area is having their Annual Garage Sale Sat. June 5. 8am-12pm. Check every street for bargains.
HUGE KIDS FLEA MARKET, Sat June 5th 9am - 3pm, 50+ tables Rutland Cent. Hall 180 Rutland Rd, for table call 250860-0871 Multi-Family Parking Lot. Sale & Bar-B-Q 1260 Neptune Rd SAT. June 5 9-2pm
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2BD, 2bth, 55+ in Crystal Springs. $129,900. Jessica Levy, Prudential.250-470-0264 PRIVATE Sale! 14’x72’ ATCO Sierra, Senior’s Crt. 3Bdrm. home, new furnace, cent air, new dw, lakeview, for appt. call 250-767-9689 RARE opening in the remodeled McCulloch Heights. SE Kelowna. Your family can nestle into this brand new 3 bed/ 2 bath home on a cul-de-sac with all the Essentials included. 5 new appliances, open design, dining nook, fast food bar, sundeck, fenced, storage & more. Managable housing costs as low as $798. Biweekly including space lease oac. How To Buy? Call Accent Homes 250-769-6614. SINGLE WIDE Trailer in 55+ park in Rutland. Handyman special. $27,500 obo. 250718-5429, 250-801-0852. WINFIELD FAMILY PARK. New 1200sq.ft. SRI homes, priced from $149,900.00 for three bedroom 2 bathroom models loaded. Full ten year warranty and free home insurance. See for yourself why SRI should build your next home. Only at Lake Country Modular, located next to the SRI’s Winﬁeld factory. Call toll free 1-866-766-2214 www.LCMhomes.com
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Apt/Condo for Rent 2BD, 2bth Condo, terrace, deck, 2 prking stalls, 5-appl, June 1.$1500.1-800-894-0554 2BD, 2bth spacious 4yr old condo by Cosco, July 1. $1200 +utils. NS, NP. 250-495-5107 2 BDRM, $975 hydro, f/s, NO PETS, on Rutland Rd. South, Belgo Area, on bus route, Avail. now. 491-3345 or 869-9788 (Cell) 2 bdrm. apt. Spacious, close to Capri Mall, NS, NP, 1yr lease, avail immed. incl heat. 250-763-6600 AVAIL. FOR June 1st. 2bdrm. 1.5 ba. $975/985 plus util. Cats Ok. Hwy #33 & Gerstmar rd. Close to UBC-O, bus routes and shopping. Call 250-712-9812. email@example.com NEAR Capri Mall. Senior orientated building. NP, lndry, 1bdrm+den, $770. 979-2771 WEST Kelowna Condo, 2100 Boucherie Rd. Bay Vista Adult building, no kids, no pets, NS. 1240sq’, 2bd, 2bth, gas FP, lrg balcony, 6appl, blinds, ug prking, pool, hottub, across from lake, near golf & winery. July 1. $1190+utils. Glen, 306539-2333
Commercial/ Industrial 1200SQFT. Shop on 1/4 acre, fully serviced & fenced, $1200. per mo. incl. property taxes. Light or heavy industrial use & storage. Westbank Industrial Park 250-769-7424 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 2800 sq ft warehouse @ Reids Corner, Kelowna I1 zoning. 3600 sq ft. secured compound with or w/o steel equip. $4000/m 250-878-8500 900SF Warehouse/ Ofﬁce w/600sf. mezzanine & 12’x20’ overhead door, incl. 10’x20’ fnc’d. area, avail June/10, $1050/mo.+tax. 250-258-6566
Commercial/ Industrial HWY 97N for lease 1acre of Industrial compounded yard, 250-765-3295 - 250-860-5239 WAREHOUSE SPACE available June 1. We currently have approx 2200 extra sq/ft in our building and are willing to sub let. Located in hwy. 33 and enterprise way area. Forklift supplied. Small upstairs ofﬁce and storage plus main ﬂr. space. Asking $1500/month utilities included. Contact Jim at 250-864-1502 to view. WESTSIDE Industrial Pk. 1/2 acre crner. Stevens & Dominion Rd. 750sf. freshly reno’d. ofﬁce, chainlink fence, $2200. mo.+gst, gr. loc. call 862-6053
Cottages / Cabins Shuswap lake cabins for rent, 7 nights $1000, located near beautiful beach in Seymour Arm. Call for reservations (250)803-8765
Duplex / 4 Plex 3BD. Lg. +2bd. gr. lev. ste, w/sep ent., appl, nr. Costco, school & bus, 1298 Gaggin Rd. 250-215-9511 3BD. MISSION 4plex, 2bth, 2921 Richter St. $1495 incl utils, 5appl. NP, NS. July 1 or sooner. 764-3159, 878-0136 4-PLEX in Orchard, 2 units 2bd. Avail. immed. $850mo. incl. utils, +dd. 250-317-4810, 250-863-9737 Available June1 1200 sq.ft. 2bdr.1 den 1.5 bath fridge & stove located in quiet area close to bridge on Westside.$1000 mth & utils. 250769-0109 or 250.878.9970 EXCELLENT 1bd, grnd lvl suite, overhead door garage, for rent. Fenced yard. $650. 250-575-1909, 250-763-1558 JUNE 1st. 2bd duplex, 1bth, OK Mission, like new, 4appl, lrg yard. $975 incl water, sewer, NS, NP, DD, ref’s. 250764-4786 OLD Glenmore. 3bdr, 2ba, FP, ensuite lndry, close to amens, July 1st. $1250 250-763-7869
Homes for Rent 1BD Home, city view, East Kelowna, fully furn’d, $1000. 250575-6233 2-BEDROOM, 4-Appliances, Deck, Pet OK, $1300 OR 3Bedroom, 2-Baths, 6-Appliances, Family Room, 2-Fireplaces, Pet OK, $1500. 250-8601961 Register Online www.cdnhomeﬁnders.ca
3BD, 1.5bth rancher, NS, NP, located few blks from golf course in Blk Mnt. $1500+DD & utils. 250-869-7487 3BD 2ba., main ﬂr house, lg. sundeck, fruit trees, Rutland, close to bus, school. Avail. Now. ns, np, $1000. 250-5750940 3BD House, upper ﬂr, on quiet street, bus route, near school, FS, WD, DW, NS, NDrugs, Nparties. Laminate ﬂooring, fruit trees. $1550 incl utils & SecD. 250-766-0282 3BDRM house, 2 full bths, f/p, attach dbl garage, central air & vac, over 2000sqft. Vacant. $1800 utils incl. 250-864-9818 5BDRM off Westside Rd. $1600. +hydro & water NO PETS Avail. July 1. 869-9788 GLENROSA, 3 bdrm Upper level 1.5 bth, newly renovated, all appl NS, NP, Available Now, $ 1400/ mo + 1/2 Util Ref required 250-878-1189 PEACHLAND house 1block to beach.3Bdrm, 2bath. NS. NP. 1yr.lease.$1650/mth.250-4529894 Rutland 4 bdrm big yard, quiet, close to schools, avail. June 1. 717-3010 or 469-2322 SHORT term house rental. Fully furn’d, Lower Mission, 4bd, 2800sq’, 1blk from beach, H2O Centre & CNC. $2600 incl phone, cable, int & utils. Avail mid May. 250-764-6135 WATERFRONT. 120’ 5bd beautiful hm. Boat dock, Westbank. Quiet cul-de-sac, AC, 2 FP’s, NS, NP. nr. Wineries, walk to orchards, beaches & golf. $2400. 778-838-1955
Ofﬁce/Retail HWY 97 North, 1800-2800sf’ of retail, 2100sq’ of Ofﬁce/Retail for lease. Rutland area 250-765- 3295, 250-860-5239 OFFICE/RETAIL space for lease. 160 & 164 Rutland Rd North. 750 & 1200sq’. Mike for more details, 250-862-7313
1998 35’ Corsair excella,fully winterized, 2 slides, 10 gallon hotwater tank. Good cond.$20,000. obo. 250-5581992 or 902-292-2004 EXPLORE in style! 2010 towables & motorhomes for rent from just $582/wk! Call Kelowna Truck & RV today @ 250-769-1000.
2BD lower lvl suite, utils incl, NParties, NS, NP, near shopping & bus, quiet area, extreme wl int avail. Area of Rutland . Lndry HU’s. $895, dd req’d. May 1. 250-765-2931 2BD lrg suite, N. Kelowna, NS, NP, $825+utils. 250-864-6281 or 250-768-9744 2BDRM suite, Gerstmar, no laundry, NP, NS, $600.incl. utils. 250-575-6502. BACHELOR Ste. Glenrosa, Avail. June 1, ns, np, nprtys, utils incl. $600.mo. 768-1360 Brand New Bsmt Suite, Black Mtn. Quiet Nghbrhd. Amazing lake & city views, Expresso Cabnts. S/S. appls. Lndry/Storage. NS. NP. 1yr. lse. $900+ utls. Lisa (250)869-9619 JULY 1. 2bd, priv ent, no stairs, NS, NP. $795 incl utils. Call 250-765-2857 LAKEVIEW Hts. 2bd bright reno’d suite, FP, DW, shr’d lndry, NP, NP, NS. $1000 mo+DD. 250-769-0056 Lrg.Legal 1bdrm suite Avail. Close to bus & school. Lndry.$800/mo DD. (250)8647377 or 250-863-6468 Rutland North- 2bdrm bst. suite, sept. ent., no laundry, ns, np no parties $850. +dd., couples pref. avail. June 1st 250-801-2785
Rooms for Rent 1 FURN’D. Rm. DT area, cbl. & w/d, quiet, monthly avail. immed. 250-862-9223 ALL Comforts of Home, mo. & wkly, Furn’d. DT core & others, Kit, dishes, w/d, 250-861-5757 CLEAN roommate, NS, ND. and. Bachelor suite sep.entr. Nice,From $445+up. 250-8608106, 250-718-1621 LRG room behind Costco with priv entry & deck, female wrking student, NP, Nprties, NS. $550 utils & net incl. 250801-8648 MODERN Furn’d. bdrm. all cbl/utils. incl’d., $450.mo. Call 250-861-8907,250-317-2546
RV Pads ACRES RV SITES Full hook-ups, TV etc. “Out of town but in town” Extended stay discounts TRAILER RENTALS 40ft. Exec. 5th wheel Ph: (250) 765-2580
Seasonal Acommodation ON OK Lake, near Kelowna. 3bd, 2.5bth, beach, dock, $1200/wk, June & Sept. Winter lease avail. 250-766-2091
Shared Accommodation FEMALE to share w/female, 2bdrm apartment, priv bath, semi furnished. NS, NP. Near Costco. $420. 778-478-9451 Private bdrm semi-pri bth, quiet person, $475-$500, everything incl1-888-492-2543 ROOM 4 Rent Jun. 1st. fully furn’d, incl. utils/w/d/cbl, $575. or $600.mo. w/cat or sm. dog +dd, in quiet home, 250-8607146 ROOM Avail. in 5bd. family home, incl. util/int., $600.mo., furn’d. or unfurn 250-864-8080 SINGLE wrking female wanted to share Townhouse, great loc., quiet building, smoker considered, NP, Nchildren, 3 ref’s + 1/2 DD, $575 utils incl, share cbl. 778-478-1082
BLACK MOUNTAIN Walk out basement suite for rent. New home. Available immediately. Suit 1 person or couple. No party people, no pets & no smoking.
1300sq’ 2bd, 5appl, jetted tub, pool, utils, Sat incl. Lakeview Heights. NS, NP. Ref’s req’d. $1100. 250-769-7107 1BD. $650. Incl laundry. Rutland area, near school/ gym. 250-718-4177, 250-859-5456 1BDRM suite in Glenrosa, main ﬂr ent w/patio, lrg bright, quiet & clean. $700 utils incl. 250-878-2793. Avail immed. 1-BEDROOM, 4-Appliances, Patio, $750 Including Cable & Utilities OR 2-Bedroom, 4-Appliances, Fireplace, Patio, Pet OK. $850. 250-860-1961 Register Online www.cdnhome-
1Bedroom fashionable upper mission NS / NP ,util/incl.$750 (778)477-5007 2BD. 1300sf. Avail. Imm, w/d, ns, np, Old Glenmore, quiet st., $900 incl. util. 826-2788 2BD bsmt suite, May 1, very close to Orchard Park, incl FS, WD, priv drive, ent utils incl. NS, NP. $1000. 250-859-3510 2BD. Deluxe 1000sf. W/O, for working mature cple., 6appl., sep. laundry, util/cbl/int. incl., new ﬂooring/paint, clean & lg bkyrd., off St. prkng., $1350. +dd & ref’s req’d., 764-8178 2BD. LAKESHORE: W-Kel., hot tub, gym, pool, int/sat.$1250.+utils 863-1544
Townhouses 2BD Townhouse. Conveniently located in Cent. Westbank. 1 unit, completely reno’d, $975+utils. Min. 6mo. lease. NP. Call 250-763-2300 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.
Antiques / Classics 1966 Chevy Malibu 327, auto, 4dr hardtop, drive away, $2695. 250-765-6110 1974 MGB, good shape, runs well, collector plates, must see! $6900obo (250)308-9277 LOST STORAGE 92 red Miata 5 Sp.as new $7000 85 Dodge 600 conver. 2.2 auto. low km.,collector plates $3500 73 GMC.short box 350- 4 brl. auto.20,000 documented miles collector plates. $15,000. 77.5 Porsche 924 4cyl.auto. 39,000 documented miles. $5,000. Reasonable offers, would consider Jeep J or T.J as part payment. 250-878-1627
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T10-053 Gerstmar Park Construction Sealed tenders, clearly marked on the outside of the envelope with the words “T10-053 Gerstmar Park” will be received at the oﬃce of the City Clerk, 1435 Water Street, kelowna, BC up until 3 PM, Local Time, June 17, 2010. Tenders will be opened publicly at that time. There is a site meeting on June 4, 2010 at 10:00 am PST at the Gerstmar Park, 955 Gerstmar Road, Kelowna BC. 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 Purchasing Department, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna BC V1Y 1J4. kelowna.ca
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Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick warned the B.C. legislature Monday about the health impacts of tobacco use as he marked World No Tobacco Day. “Imagine a world where people focus on health and not addiction and where people don’t have to worry about second hand smoke exposure. We can start now, because, May 31, is World No Tobacco Day, said Letnick. World No Tobacco Day was created in 1987 and encouraged a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption. According to the World Health Organization tobacco use is one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced. Letnick said tobacco is a risk factor for six of the leading causes of death in the world, including cardiovascular disease, lung disease and several types of cancer. “The WHO attributes one in 10 deaths worldwide to tobacco use, which equates to 5.4 million annually,” he said. “By 2030, they estimate that the number of tobacco-related deaths each year will have risen to eight million people.” This year the WHO theme is gender and tobacco, with an emphasis on marketing to women. It includes an advertising campaign focused on women with the theme “smoking is ugly.” In British Columbia fewer women smoke than men, with approximately 12.5 per cent of women and 17 per cent of men. “B.C. continues to support British Columbians in quitting smoking with tobacco-free incentives, initiatives and cessation programs like the B.C. Lung Association’s quit now services that can help,” said Letnick. “Since 2001, we have mostly seen a decrease in our provincial smoking rate, which is more than five per cent lower than it was 10 years ago and is the lowest smoking rate in Canada—14.7 per cent, approximately 540,000 smokers.” The local MLA added that eliminating tobacco use is just one way British Columbians can lead a healthier lifestyle.