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The Central Okanagan’s Best-Read Newspaper • www.kelownacapnews.com A GREEN thinking approach along with a contemporary living interior design appears to be sparking condo buyer interest in Mode. B9

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Friesen, Gerald Heinrichs, George Summach and myself, have all been in the building and development business for many years. Our completed new home communities are some of the most recognizable in Kelowna. These include Mission Shores, Verve in Glenmore and Amberhill in Kettle Valley. We have also completed two communities

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B.C. Minister of Enviroment Barry Penner (second from left) and local MLA Norm Letnick (right) attended an Okanagan snowpack reading at Oyama Lake with Lake country utility manager Jack Allingham (second from right) and his assistant. This year it was 10 per cent of normal over the 40 years of record. And that’s the point that Environment Minister Barry Penner was there to make. “This is a wake-up call,� he warned. “We’re all going to have to watch how much water we use this year,� he said. Accompanying him was Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick, Kelowna-Mission MLA and agriculture minister Steve Thomson and Coun. Barb Leamont of Lake Country. Snow samples taken monthly during the winter and spring help water

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A lure rainbow trout find hard to resist Sean Connor STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

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was on a quest. I grew up in the Okanagan and became an avid fishermen at a young age. I lived in Alberta for 20 years and now that I was back in Kelowna, I had set my eyes on Okanagan Lake and the 18 to 20 pound monster rainbow trout that live there. I knew how to fish the smaller lakes high in the mountains around Kelowna, but was unsure how to go after those big guys. Among local fishermen, the name Lyman Lure kept coming up in our conversations—and they were made right here in Kelowna. When I walked into the Lyman Lures shop, the first thing I saw was a big board displaying the most beautiful and colourful lures I’ve ever seen, along with pictures of happy fishermen and their big catches. Company owner Colin Redisky began my initiation by explaining how an ex-World War II veteran named Lyman Dooley moved to Kelowna with a passion for fishing and opened up a fishing store. There, he began to hand make the nowfamous Lyman Lure for his customers in 1947. Dooley eventually stopped production sometime in the 1950s to pursue other passions and the business has gone through a number of different owners in the years since. In 2009, Redisky bought the business from Glenn and Laura Neufeld. At that point, it had grown from its beginnings as a basement hobby during Dooley’s time to a

full-fledged wholesale production line located on Powick Road, producing tens of thousands of lures a year. Redisky showed me stacks of yellow West Coast cedar strips that are shaped and sanded into the familiar tapered cylinders by employee Kim Landie, who runs a computerized lathe machine. From that dusty but aromatic room, we met Laura Neufeld, one of the previous owners who stayed on when Redisky bought the business, in the painting room. She uses a spray gun to paint the elaborate designs that turn the little yellow plugs into works

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of art that are used by fishermen worldwide to catch trophy fish. In the assembly room, John Currie drills and attaches both the eyelets and hooks that finish off the lures. Upstairs, Robyn Hart, a young, charismatic special needs employee, and his support worker, Russ Pontin, package up the lures for shipping. Redisky’s aim is to continue to run Lyman Lures with an eye for quality in production, but he has expansion plans as well. Part of his growth program is to find new markets overseas and expand the growing North American market further south and east. To this end, he has developed a website that includes helpful tips on fishing, a photo gallery and a history of the company. Over the years, the product line has grown to more than 130 different colour designs, including lures that glow in the dark. They come in 10 different sizes from one inch up to nine inches and can be found in most sporting goods stores and some large national chain stores. Redisky has just released a new colour scheme called the Root Beer, and plans to periodically produce new colour schemes after field testing their effectiveness.

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Those opposed to B.C.’s new Harmonized Sales Tax are now fighting to have a law repealed. After using closure in the Legislature Thursday to limit debate on the new B.C. sales tax, the Liberal government used its majority to force through its plan. But while the HST officially took effect Saturday, it will not be fully implemented until July 1. Between then and now, only some goods and services, such as memberships and other services like airline fares that either straddle or are dated for use after July 1, are now subject to the 12 per cent HST. For the man overseeing the local petition drive to fight the HST, the fact the new tax is now law comes as no surprise. “This petition was not meant to stop it from happening but rather force a referendum to repeal the HST,” said Dan Thorburn.

Locally, the Fight The HST petition had attracted 6,345 signatures in Kelowna-Lake Country, 6,292 in Kelowna-Mission, 5,421 in Vernon-Monashee and 8,039 in Westside-Kelowna as of Friday afternoon. Those numbers translate into 14.8 per cent, 14.6 per cent, 11.9 per cent and 19.1 of eligible voters respectively in the four ridings. By law, for an initiative to pass in B.C., at least 10 per cent of all eligible voters must sign sanctioned petition forms in every riding in the province. Then the signatures must be verified by Eletions B.C. Thorburn said he is very pleased with the number of signatures collected here so far but urged anyone who has not signed to do so. “We want to send the strongest possible message to Victoria.” While the government claimed victory in passing the HST into law two months early, it was also handed a defeat in the

battle to win over public opinion for the new tax. On the same day, as the law was passed, Elections B.C. told the government it cannot distribute literature promoting the tax while the initiative campaign is on. That is because the government did not register as an opponent of the group spearheading the petition campaign, Fight The HST. Finance Minister Colin Hansen had vowed to distribute brochures to every home in the province touting the benefits of the HST. “That was great,” said Thorburn of the Elections B.C. ruling. “It shows Elections B.C. is non-partisan and is following the rules.” The anti-HST campaign wants the government to hold a referendum on the HST and if a majority vote in favour, back out of its agreement with the federal government to combine the provincial sales tax and the GST in one federally adminis-

A Checklist to Give Good Face 1. Optimize your digestion. Avoid junk foods and consider using digestive enzymes. 2. Drink enough water, a minimum of 6 glasses a day for adults. 3. Eat adequate amounts of good oils, such as olive and flax seed oils. 4. Rule out intestinal diseases including Celiac, which can lead to skin problems. 5. Eliminate intestinal infections. Parasites, bacteria, and yeast infections are common intestinal problems that affect your skin. 6. Use non particle micro dermabrasion to clear away your accumulated dead surface skin, and to optimize the benefits of other skin treatments. I recommend the Skin Bella. 7. Reverse your sun damage. Start with electroporation treatments to load your skin with nutrition, and pulsed light treatments to turn on the healing of sun damaged skin. 8. Remove liver and hormone spots with internal healing and topical treatments to efficiently resolve skin discolourations. 9. Support your skin with nutrition. Daily direct skin nutrition, formulated for your specific skin needs, will resolve skin problems in the shortest time possible. To Give Good Face requires good health inside and out. It takes attention to detail and some work, but it is worth it.

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Madonna may sing about Rita Hayworth doing it, but everyone wants to Give Good Face. You may not know what it is, so let me bring you up to speed… to Give Good Face is to make a great first impression, to impress all the people you know, and to feel great about yourself because you have a youthful looking face. It is more than attitude and style, to Give Good Face is to have a vibrant and healthy face.

Your body is made up of trillions of cells. The cells that make up your skin are epithelial cells, the same class of cells that make up the lining of your digestive tract. Healthy skin on the outside requires a healthy digestive system on the inside.

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The world of beauty and cosmetics is a billion dollar industry because millions of people around the world want to be sure that they can Give Good Face. Unfortunately it is not as easy as applying the most advertised skin care products on your face twice a day. It also requires internal health.

tered but provincially collected sales tax. If the government does not do that, Thorburn said Fight The GST will consider recall petitions against Liberal MLAs or court action against the government. All three Central Okanagan Liberal MLAs — two of whom are cabinet ministers—have come out publicly in favour of the HST.

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No matter how many resources the city pooled together to drum up a sponsor for the H2O Adventure Centre, no one was willing to take the plunge. After more than two years of searching, this Monday city council will be asked to throw in the towel on their search for a company willing to buy the naming rights to the 50-metre pool and fitness centre. “Staff believes it is time to discontinue this approach,” a report before council this weekend states. City staff tried to find a company interested in the deal on their own, then eventually enlisted the help of Media Team Marketing. The firm compiled four different pitch packages to get a company willing to pay the $100,000 each year for 10 years that the municipality was looking for in the deal. Over 100 prospective companies received a query package; thus far, no takers. The pool itself has performed substantially better than expected, though, and a report on whether the facility can offset the budget shortfall is expected in coming weeks. jsmith@kelownacapnews.com


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Parental dispute leads man to fire off shots Cheryl Wierda STAFF REPORTER

A distraught man who apparently fired shots inside a Kelowna home Thursday night has been arrested and is now facing charges. Police were called around 7:45 p.m. to a home on Hughes Road,

located near Swamp and DeHart Roads, to deal with a “distraught” 24year-old man who had been in a dispute with his parents. His parents were out of the house when police arrived. “A number of shots were heard in the area where it was subsequent-

ly determined these shots were being fired from within the residence in question,” said Staff Sgt. Bob Reuter. He said a number of officers converged on the area to secure it before they took any action. He alleged the suspect was seen inside the home carrying a long-barrelled

rifle-type weapon and various times, and said a number of rounds were fired while the man was inside the home. He was taken into custody at approximately 11 p.m. after walking outside his home, unarmed. Police say they seized a number of weapons from the home, including

two .22 calibre rifles and two pellet rifles. Randy Joseph Lawlor, 24, is charged with possession of a firearm contrary to order as well as assault, which court records indicate happened last Sunday. He was expected to appear in court on Friday. Results weren’t known at

Westside home invasion on Eagle Court Cheryl Wierda STAFF REPORTER

Two men were restrained with duct tape after a group of men broke into their home while they slept. Police were called to the 1700-block of Eagle Court on the Westside around 11:40 p.m. on Thursday night. “Police found the two male victims, who said that they were sleeping in their respective rooms when two to four males entered the residence,” said Const. Steve Holmes. The suspects forced one victim from his bedroom and into the bedroom of the other victim,

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where they were both restrained with duct tape. “One of the invaders had a pellet gun in hand and threatened the victims not to look at them,” said Holmes. “All of the suspects were wearing dark ski masks and none were recognizable to the victims.” After a short time, the victims were able to break out of their restraints and called police. A search of the home showed that wallets, cash and a safe, belonging to another person, were taken. Police believe that this was a targeted invasion. For anyone with any information about this investigation, contact the

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WHAT DO GOLD MEDAL HOCKEY, PRAYER AND MOTHERS HAVE IN COMMON? Can you remember where you were when Sydney Crosby scored his Olympic Gold Medal winning goal 7 minutes and 40 seconds into overtime? I watched these events unfold at the Grande Prairie airport and then in the air on a Westjet flight from Grande Prairie to Edmonton. I was in Grande Prairie that weekend on denominational business and was returning to Kelowna. I was dressed in a black suit and clergy shirt; and easily identified as a man of the cloth. When I got to the departure gate, I saw that every pair of eyes in the place was glued to one of flat screened TVs strategically located around the departure area. The second period of the Gold Medal men’s hockey game was underway. I learned that Canada had scored two unanswered goals before I started watching. I found a seat near a flat screen, settled down and started watching the game. Just as I got into the game, passengers on another flight were called to a gate for boarding. A man and his friend answered the boarding call and walked right by me. They stopped for a second, smiled, and one said, “Say a prayer for the boys Padre, they need all the help they can get. We have to win this one.” I smiled and said I would. I remember praying in my mind, “Lord I don’t know if this man was serious or not, but I want to add my prayers for Team Canada.” A short time later, at 12:44 into the second period, Ryan Kessler of Team USA scored a goal and shrunk Canada’s lead to one goal. My heart sunk. “Lord,” I thought, “The man asked for Your help keeping the lead! He made an appeal to You through me. What is he thinking about You now?” When Zach Parise of Team USA scored the second goal in the final seconds of regulation play, my heart sank even further. Team USA had just snatched a victory from the jaws of defeat. The winning spirit of Team USA was resurrected before our eyes. Team Canada was instantaneously demoralized. Team USA would be unstoppable in overtime. I said to God: “How is that man going to take this? I hope he is a man of faith. Then he will understand the game ending was Your will and will take it in stride. However, what if this man had a weak faith, or had no faith at all; yet, at this moment, felt compelled to reach out to You. What if he felt that he could not ask You for help himself because he felt unworthy and he asked me to pray to You for him? How is this man and his friend going to take Your answer to his prayer?” God answered our prayers in a way that no one would have expected. I, like my fellow passengers, saw the game-winning goal while in the air on the tiny screen on the seat in front of us. When the game winning goal was scored, everyone on the flight broke into

cheers. Because of the 2010 Games and this game in particular, something new was born in all Canadians: national pride and patriotism at a level not seen for decades. The same thing happened to the disciples on the first Easter Sunday. Jesus promised them that the Kingdom of God was coming. He had healed the sick, calmed storms, drove out demons, raised the dead and preached with power. He had promised the resurrection of the dead, the establishment of a new kingdom, a new heaven and a new earth. Roman and Jewish authorities could not touch Jesus. When asked to teach the disciples to pray, he taught them the prayer we have come to call the Lord’s Prayer. Jesus encouraged them to pray, “Our Father who art in heaven ...... Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” On the first Palm Sunday, Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey and the crowd greeted him with cheers: “Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” It looked as if Jesus was riding into Jerusalem to establish the Kingdom of God with power and might. Instead, on the first Maundy Thursday evening, He was arrested and tried by Jewish authorities. He was convicted by them of Blasphemy (for admitting He was God’s Son) and sentenced to death. Unable to carry out the sentence, they sent him to be tried by the Roman authorities on the first Good Friday. Jesus was ultimately convicted by the Romans and sentenced to crucifixion. He died that day. At first it appeared that the Jewish, Roman authorities and the Devil would lose out but they pulled a victory from the jaws of defeat. The disciples had prayed for the kingdom of God to come. Jesus did not bring the kingdom in the way they expected; He had died at the hands of his enemies. How were Jesus’ disciples to take this answer to their prayer? Then, on the first Easter Sunday, God snatched victory from the jaws of defeat. God resurrected Jesus from the dead. The resurrected Jesus appeared to His disciples, changing them and all of history. With God’s help, Jesus’ presence, and the power of the Holy Spirit, new faith and hope were resurrected in the disciples and they carried Christianity to the world. I am reminded that mothers have experiences similar to those of the disciples and Team Canada’s fans. Mothers cannot live their loved one’s lives. They must sit on the sidelines and cheer them on and most importantly, pray for them. They pray that God gives their loved ones all they need to succeed, to score goals and win in the game of life. However, very often mothers’ prayers seem to go unanswered or worse. Sometimes it seems that defeat is snatched from the jaws of victory and a child

or grandchild’s life situation gets much worse. Yet God urges all mothers to hold on and keep praying and wait for Him to act. Sometimes a mother and/or grandmother is privileged; they see the gold medal goal scored in overtime. Their child or grandchild is changed and new hope and a new life are resurrected. They are able to see a child or grandchild experience healing, land a job, graduate from school, pass exams, overcome addictions, reconcile with a spouse or other loved one, give birth to a child, and come to faith. As Mother’s Day approaches on May 9th, I want to take this opportunity to thank all mothers for their prayers for their children and grandchildren. I want to thank God for answering mothers’ prayers. Thank you, God, for permitting those gold medal winning goals in overtime and snatching victory from the jaws of defeat. To mothers who have not seen the game-winning goal, I want to encourage you to keep on praying and believing that God will answer your prayers; just wait and watch. I want to encourage all of you to thank God and pray for your mothers this Mothers’ Day. Pray that God will give mothers the opportunity to experience gold medal goals scored in overtime and experience victory snatched from the jaws of defeat. My family recently prayed for our matriarch. We prayed that tumours discovered in her body would be benign. Our prayer was not answered; they were malignant. She needs treatment and healing. We continue to pray and wait for God to use doctors, nurses, chemo-therapy and surgery to score a gold medal winning goal in overtime and snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. It is my prayer that each person reading this article will attend a worship service this Mothers’ Day and thank God for your mother. If your mother is still with you, I pray that you will also ask God to bless her with faith, health, long life and peace. If you have no church to attend, please join us at Grace at 10:30 on Sunday mornings. In Christ, Pastor Ed Skutshek

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For 12 years Vance Schneider had a persistent cough—and not one that was simply an inconvenience. At times, the coughing was so bad he dislocated ribs from hacking so hard. He sought conventional medical treatment for his chronic condition and, at one point, was referred to an allergist. The allergist said Schneider was suffering from asthma.

“I know that could not be right because I had been tested for asthma several times over the years,” said Schneider, a 44-year-old human resources manager for a local company that, ironically, provides in-home health services. It was through his company that he learned about naturopathic medicine. Following a session his company put on about naturopathic medicine, he decided to see a practitioner. Schneider admits he

was skeptical at first. But after six months, Schneider’s chronic cough was gone. The cause, it turned out, was not asthma but a severe allergy to milk products, something not tested for until then. “Seeing a naturopath literally changed my life,” says Schneider. “I cannot recommend naturopathic medicine enough.” While he still has a family doctor and believes conventional medicine has a valid and important place in health care, Schneider also feels

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naturopathic medicine has a place too. And he says, despite what some may think about naturopathic medicine, it is not just treating an ailment with “lotions and potions.” After all, he adds, it found a solution to his problem, one conventional doctors and a battery of specialists over the years were unable to discover. For many, the attraction of naturopathic medicine is that it’s not just the treatment of symptoms. Instead, it is more of a holistic approach, one that

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DRS. Brent Barlow and Brett Phillips assess the cervical spine of patient Greg McMurray. in Orchard Park Shopping Centre on May 6 at 7 p.m. Drs. Brent Barlow and Brett Philips run Okanagan Naturopathic Healthcare on Lawrence Avenue. Phillips, who has practiced here for the last 2 1/2 years, says the family practice sees patients of all ages who are looking for an alternative to conventional health care. Trained like doctors —a four-year undergraduate degree followed by four more years of medical training—naturopaths have been licensed in B.C since 1921. In B.C., their profession is regulated by the College of Naturopathic Pysicians of British Columbia, a similar body to the College of Physicians and Surgeons that regulates conventional medical practice here. Recent government changes to the rules naturopaths operate under have added the ability of doctors to proscribe pharmaceutical medicines, just like their conventional doctor counterparts. The change is expected to come into effect later this year. Phillips said while his and Barlow’s practice provides general fam-

ily care, it also specializes in pain management treatment. In fact, patients suffering from ailments such as chronic fatigue, hormone imbalance and poor sleep or digestion often see good results after consulting a naturopath. “A big part of the job is being a conduit of information,” says his partner Dr. Brent Barlow. Both doctors say they have seen a heightened level of health care awareness from patients in the last few years as information about treatments have become more widespread, in part thanks to the Internet. Locally there are 21 naturopaths practicing here, offering a full range of treatments. While naturopathic care is not covered under the provincial medical services plan, many employers do offer it as part of their company’s group health care benefits. Barlow, who is Schneider’s doctor, sees what he does not as a threat to conventional medicine but rather a complement. Both he and Phillips encourage their patients to have a conventional doctor as well as a naturopath.

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ust as my husband was stepping out of the shower, our six year old daughter entered the bathroom. “Daddy is barenaked!” she exclaimed. “That’s so disgusting!” Passing by in the hallway I had to laugh. “That’s not nice, Daisy. You could hurt Daddy’s feelings.” Looking at me as if that made no sense at all, she left the bathroom rolling her eyes. “You look good,” I reassured my husband. “Yesterday she did the same thing to me. I was putting on my bra and she walked in our

room, said ‘eeeeeeew, gross!’ and turned and walked away.” Good thing we both have healthy self esteem. It doesn’t seem all that long ago that Daisy was carefree about the human body, running around the house with no clothes on herself. She never seemed to notice if one of us was partially naked either. I’m not sure what changed, but she now requires complete privacy for everything, and a blindfold if she catches us in a state of undress. So what made her so selfconscious and disgusted by nudity? I ought to know, I suppose, because that transition happened to me too. Like most toddlers, I pranced around in my birthday suit with not a care in the world, completely comfortable with my parents’ nudity as well. But, as I got older, not so much. We had a swimming pool and my dad was partial to skinny-dipping. As a teenager I remember having to make special requests.

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he said laughing again. Uh oh. That sounded a bit like a dare. “It’s no big deal in Europe,” my friend said. “Lots of their beaches are topless.” And so they should be. I’ve often thought it bizarre that in most of North America, a woman isn’t allowed to go topless mowing her very own lawn, yet a man is welcome to bare his nipples just about anywhere. Despite my desire for equality, I know that my husband is correct, I probably wouldn’t exercise my right anyways. Not even if I were dared, if I was in Sin City or if my disgusted daughter was in another town. But, you just never know. I’ve heard that whatever happens in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas… To view the short comedy sketch that accompanies this article, visit loriwelbourne.com and click on “Coffee Time”. Lori Welbourne is a syndicated columnist. You can contact her at loriwelbourne.com

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the Nets Garden, a harmonious haven of water, flora and villas. But by this time, the most entrancing part of China to me had become the names of things. Outside a school in Suzhou was this sign: “Be Civil Study Hard Be Handsome Strong and Active.” The Summer Palace in Beijing had “Hall for Listening to Orioles.” Tongli had the “Turquoise Relaxing Garden.” The Forbidden City featured the “Hill of Accumulated Elegance.” And the Master of the Nets Garden had a pleasant room, the former library, called “The Hall of 10,000 Volumes.” At last we came to Shanghai, population 19 million, one of the world’s largest cities. Our hotel, the Pullman Skyway, was about 50 times nicer than I’d expected. So was the Shanghai Museum, a world-class repository for historic ceramics and bronzes. The Bund, the pedestrian promenade lining the historical riverside, just reopened March 28 after three years of remodeling, so it seemed like everyone in town was out walking. Of course, in China, everyone is everywhere. Every minute, you feel the presence of its 1.3 billion people—throbbing, busy, pressing in, rushing forward. The energy is palpable. The scale is intimidating. China feels like it’s all new roads and skyscrapers that sheer will and money are fueling. Every day, the people live with the stress of so much new, and all those people, and so many people in a hurry, and a rigid society being bent 12 ways from Sunday. One illustration ? A boat ride on West Lake in Hangzhou. West Lake has inspired millennia of lovers and looks just See China A17

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hardly know my brother, yet I love him to bits. He lives in the same country; though geographically we are so far apart it may as well be another world. I’ve never seen Vic’s house. He’s never seen mine. In many facets our lives have been totally polar, yet in other ways eerily similar. I suppose that’s the way it is for many brothers. When pondering my childhood I realize there’s reason for my occasional feelings that I was an ‘only’ child—despite having an older brother and sister. Vic is five years older than I, and Sylvia nearly seven. They were both gone from the home by the time I was 12. There are various pros and cons to such a scenario. The most predominant positive was that,

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Charlie Hodge as the only child, I received all the attention of my parents. The negative was that I received all the attention of my parents. Sylvia escaped to UBC and then eventually Manitoba while Vic escaped to Manitoba, then Ontario and now resides in New Brunswick. With the exception of very rare holidays and/or funerals for our parents our visits are nil. As brothers, Vic and I were pretty much always different in preferences. Vic was into science, church, army and business, while I was into hockey, writing, canoeing

alone and being a hippy. Admittedly, we did share some similar interests such as photography, and the great outdoors, and some dangerous habits such as girls and alcohol. We’ve fought similar demons and are both survivors of a sort. My life has truly been blessed and my brother can say the same, although his journey was perhaps much rougher than mine. Today, he is an Anglican minister and spends what little spare time he has tinkering with woodworking. He’s a very happy man. We’ve lost our parents and certainly many friends, not unexpected for our age. We’ve lost a couple of relationships each as well. And without question, both of us have also lost our way a few times.

I guess that’s part of what makes this journey so intriguing—figuring out the proper route. Mentally and philosophically, Vic and I are different in some ways. Spiritually, we are closer than both of us think. Ironically, I think about my brother often —yet rarely take the moment to pick up the phone or even send an email. So, it’s not surprising that (once again) I failed to send him a birthday card or present last month. At least I am consistently inconsistent. (I like to weakly justify it as a ‘Hodge-trait.’) Regardless, it was that ‘oops I forgot’ realization that inspired today’s column. I may not see my brother often, however, I think of him regularly and know that he does the same.

I realize that while we are different in many ways we are also very alike and very much brothers. Most of all I recognize that Vic and I equally share an appreciation for being alive and being given second chances. We also equally share a concern for our fellow human beings and the world we are in. We are both advocates not only by job but by choice. And that makes us both very, very lucky. So, happy birthday Vic—you old fart. ••• Hearty congratulations to Brad Krauza for the launch this week of his new and improved Gonzo Magazine. The superb music related publication has been going through major revamp and work by Krauza and his staff and promises to be a superb

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Landing in jail A man who fled from police as they were investigating an attempted abduction in March is now serving a jail sentence. Matthew Levi Xavier Chadsey, 27, pleaded guilty Thursday to flight from police and was sentenced to 90 days jail and an eight month driving prohibition. Police attempted to pull over his vehicle on March 12 as they investigated a complaint that a man attempted to lure a woman walking along Borden Street into his car. Police began pursuing the car, and it crashed with a pair of RCMP cruisers at the intersection of Richter Street and Raymer Avenue. Chadsey had initially also been charged with assault and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, but those charges were stayed.

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here’s a lot of discussion surrounding the Harmonized Sales Tax and what it means for British Columbians. But the question is not ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to the HST. The real question is ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to the PST. Saying no to the HST means saying yes to the PST. But the PST is a disincentive to investment. It doesn’t create jobs, and it doesn’t increase competition in British Columbia’s economy. Businesses in B.C. recoup the GST they pay on their inputs and overhead, but they cannot recoup the PST. That embedded PST is a pre-sale cost to businesses and that cost is passed down to consumers. Getting rid of the PST means lower costs for the consumer. Imagine all the steps in the process of making a wooden chair. The logger who cuts down the tree pays PST on his truck.

Steve Thomson The mill that makes the lumber pays PST on the power to run their machines. The shipping company pays PST on the computer system that manages their deliveries. And the chair manufacturer pays PST on his own business inputs— trucks, office equipment, and more. All of that PST is embedded and hidden in the final cost of making that chair. Consumers pay those hidden PST costs. With the HST, those costs of producing the chair are eliminated, and that means lower costs for consumers.

As Calyn Shaw wrote on the Tyee website: “Just because we don’t see PST (paid by businesses) on the receipt doesn’t mean we didn’t pay it. Businesses paid the PST and passed it right on to consumers.” Removing the PST is expected to save businesses almost $2 billion—and consumers will see the savings, too. The PST remains a significant burden on business compliance costs and the provincial budget. Paying two different taxes costs B.C. businesses about $200 million every year. Managing a provincial tax leaves the taxpayer with an annual $30 million bill. So repealing the PST saves taxpaying consumers almost $230 million every year. Our province is blessed with an abundance of natural resources and a variety of manufactured goods of increasing demand around the world. But increasing competition and a strong Can-

adian dollar puts our exporters at a disadvantage under the PST system. Removing the PST— and implementing the HST—benefits B.C. exporters; they will become stronger competitors in their markets. They will be able to claim input credits and their exports will be HSTfree. Removing the PST from business operations reduces costs and increases capacity to lower prices, expand and create more jobs. The HST is also beneficial for low-income earners. It comes with a credit of $230 for those with incomes of $20,000, and $230 for each family member in a family with an income of $25,000. The HST is the right tax measure to propel B.C. out of this recession stronger than ever before. It will keep B.C. business strong, create jobs, and HST credits will protect low-income earners from cost increases. But choosing not to

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n article on A10 of today’s Capital News written by assistant editor Alistair Waters talks about the benefits of naturopath medical techniques. As with most alternative medical diagnosis and treatment options out there, naturopathic care is not covered under the provincial medical services plan. It is a mindset that needs to change if we are to ever do what politicians keep talking about—find ways to control the rising cost of health care. Unfortunately, the conventional medical care system we have in place now gets in the way of that ever happening. But changes are coming. Employer health care plans are beginning to rec-

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ducing sick time of their employees. The distribution of prescriptions are no longer the sole enterprise of conventional medical doctors to distribute, as pharmacists now have been granted more authority to refill prescrip-

tions. More of that kind of thinking has to happen if we genuinely hope to keep tighter controls on health care costs. It starts with moving our thinking caps away from treatment for our ills, and start obsessing more about preventative health care measures. For instance, the rise of diabetes doesn’t mean we should be pumping out greater amounts of insulin, but rath-

er spending more attention to what kind of crap we are digesting into our bodies disguised as food. And that attitude starts with educating our kids early on in their school lives, as adults stuck in their older ways tend to be a lost cause. The cigarette manufacturers recognized that fact long ago that their marketing efforts are best addressed at young people, not the adults. There should be room in our medical services plan to allow for a variety of treatment options, but that’s where the politics come in. Because it’s all about slicing up the share of the health care dollars allocated by government. If your group already has a big share of those dollars, why would you want to give that up? I know a lot of people have opinions about chiropractors, naturopaths,

homeopaths or acupuncturists that are not favourable. My lone experience along that vane came from visiting an acupuncturist to deal with a lower back pain. He relieved the pain, which was resulting from a pinched sciatic nerve, and I didn’t need to pump a myriad of painkillers into my body to get it done. I still feel there is a place for all forms of treatment in our medical care field. The more options the better. You should not be forced in that care direction against your will if a conventional doctor satisfies your health care concerns. But if our governments don’t start thinking outside the box, our level of overall health care in this country will continue to decline. Barry Gerding is the managing editor of the Capital News. bgerding@kelownacapnews.com


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Yu and broker Faye Leung who suggested that Vander Zalm was a “bad man.” And although he was able to beat the charges of criminal breach of trust, the courts found him to be in conflict of interest. This is the kind of man B.C. residents are aligning themselves with. What? Why is the HST a good tax? For starters, in B.C. one of the largest revenue generators is pot—a far larger revenue generator than forestry. Today, how much tax does B.C. society realize from illegal marijuana grow operations? The answer is the amount that the government captures when profits from drugs, which is a big number, are used to buy stuff in B.C.. You and I will pay a little more when we go out and buy dinner when HST is implemented by the federal government. But we are a small slice of the consumer pie compared with the amount of money that will be collected from the illegal drug industry alone. Our individual and social net benefit will far exceed our personal costs. For that reason alone, I believe the unpopular HST is smart.

The HST, because it is a consumptive tax, captures a larger percentage of money from tourists and the underground economy—providing a net benefit to society and to each and everyone one of us. It is not a stretch to believe, as I do, that the increased revenue captured through the HST consumptive tax will help fund those priorities that many of us value— health care, education and infrastructure. Any individual or party who stands-up and proposes the implementation of a new tax— does so knowing that it will be unpopular. Moreover, they know that there are easy political points to be had by politically motivated opposition and attention seekers. I believe the HST is the right tax for B.C. and is the right tax to support a sustainable British Columbia. It will ensure that the future we leave to our grandchildren will be better than the one that we inherited from the legacy of weak leadership such as that demonstrated by Vander Zalm and the NDP.

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REGIONAL BOARD HIGHLIGHTS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; APRIL 2010 NORTH WESTSIDE OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN The Regional Board has given first reading to proposed revisions to the North Westside Official Community Plan (OCP) which will be renamed the Rural Westside Official Community Plan. A Public Hearing will be advertised and scheduled once Regional District staff have received comments from referral agencies and completed a Greenhouse Gas Emission Strategy and included related policy statements in the proposed bylaw update. The proposed OCP will include the Crystal Resort area as well as the area from Traderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cove to the northern Regional District boundary.

ANTI-IDLING AND AIR QUALITY INITIATIVES The Regional Board has asked staff to provide information on anti-idling policies of Central Okanagan local governments to the Okanagan-Similkameen Airshed Coalition. As well, staff will prepare a report for consideration of the Governance and Services Committee regarding a proposed anti-idling campaign for the Central Okanagan.

MARCH BUILDING STATISTICS During March, the Inspections Section approved 16 building permits for projects worth $1,159,145 in the Central Okanagan East and Central Okanagan West Electoral Areas. During the first three months of 2010, a total of 33 building permits were issued for construction projects in the electoral areas totalling just over $2.7-million.

CHRISTMAS OFFICE CLOSURE The Regional Board has approved a one week closure of the Regional District offices between Christmas and New Years as there is reduced demand for service. Regional District offices will be closed from Monday, December 27th to Friday, December 31st.

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into consideration, especially if there is only one caregiver. It is always best if the seniors themselves made the decision to move. Living in supportive housing allows seniors to be with other people who can relate to what is happening in their lives— an illness, the death of a spouse or war time memories. Often new friendships develop between the seniors and they begin to watch out for each other. Suites can vary in size from bachelor to two-bedroom. There are no furnishings in the suite which allows the seniors to bring their special belongings with them. Most suites will have a small fridge and perhaps a microwave. Usually all utilizes are included in the

monthly rent. At some residences, the seniors are responsible for their cable television and telephone. Supportive housing is a different way of living and seniors need to make compromises. The needs and requirements now must be met for a larger number of seniors. If this is a major concern then it needs to be identified during the research stage prior to the move. Time needs to be taken during the research stage to ensure that the correct move made the first time. A second move can literally be deadly. Having the 24-hour emergency call system can be a comfort to the seniors and their families. When seniors are living in supportive housing

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While the Vancouver Police Department is holding their auction this weekend to sell off stolen merchandise, the City of Kelowna has decided to renew a contract to have a local non-profit look after the resale of bikes stolen from city streets. Kelowna and District Society for Community Living takes in and refurbishes stolen bikes through their wood shop, handling the resale yearround out of their location at 555 Fuller St. The city is currently paying $10,000 a year to the non-profit to do the job and the contract will increase to $12,000 by 2012, with the organization keeping the profits from the sales to offset some of their programNow you can use the Internet to add your own non-profit event to the Capital News Stuff to Do. Simply go to kelownacapnews.com, look for the calendar and click on Add Event.

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Surfers pulled out kick flips, ollies and 360s on the indoor wave at the H2O Aquatic Centre during the first competitive event held at the facility. Fifteen riders carved the artificial surf on April 25 and were judged on a variety of tricks. The competition, the first of its kind ever held in Canada, was the brainchild of pool manager Shawn Bourgoin and competitor Justin Radford. Parent Joanne Taylor said Radford took first in the adult division, and is an avid surf flow rider. She noted the pair came up with the competition to attract more attention to the new Flow Rider, a $1.25 million addition to the pool complex. Taylor said 18 people registered for the competition and 15 showed up to surf on the competition day. Riders were gauged

on their tricks and style, along with carving, technical abilities, overall impression, creativity, entrance and exit to the surf and their engagement with the crowd. Taylor’s son Nikita brought in second in the youth category on the 35 mph wave. He had surfed in Hawaii on the traditional longboard and said the indoor surf was the opposite experience. When surfing in the ocean, a surfer is falling down the water at a speed of close to 35 mph. On the indoor wave, a surfer remains in the same spot with the water rushing past them. The indoor flowboards are also different from the traditional long surfboard. Joanne noted the flowboards are much shorter, with more rocker and no stabilizing fins on the bottom. A flowboard was second prize in the competition, while the first prize was yet another variety of board: the longboard

skateboard. Skateboarding has its connections to surfing, and Joanne said there is some crossover between the technique of the two sports as far as balance is concerned. Anyone can use the indoor wave for bodyboarding as part of their admission to the H2O fitness centre. A waiver is required to do stand-up surfing. Joanne pointed out the indoor wave facilities are popular in the United States and on cruise ship lines, but believes the Kelowna facility and competition are firsts for Canada. Jaxon Moore placed first, Nikita placed second and Atley O’Neil placed third in the 13 and under category. In the 14 and over category, Radford took first place, Ben Fuller took second place and Cam Martyna carved his way to third. Bourgoin said the aquatic centre has the first

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JAXON MOORE displays his form during the first Flow Rider competition last weekend at the H2O Aquatic Centre in Kelowna. It was the first such competition held in Canada. Flow Rider in Canada, but believes the facility will soon be one of many. He predicted its popularity will make it the next waterslide. The indoor wave in Kelowna is constantly busy with kids and adults of all ages trying

bodyboarding and standup surfing. Riders in the competition ranged from 7 to 47 years old. A background in wakeboarding, skateboarding or snowboarding has made it easier for would-be surfers to get

started, but is not necessary. Bourgoin noted there are people riding the indoor surf that have not done any of the board sports before and have no problem getting started. He said the facility hopes

to host two competitions a year. For more information on Flow Rider competition, contact Bourgoin at sbourgoin@ymcaywca.com. msimmons @kelownacapnews.com

▼ BANTAM DRAFT

WHL teams looking at local talent Warren Henderson STAFF REPORTER

Ayrton Nikkel didn’t stay away from school for long on Thursday morning. Just long enough for the young Kelowna defenceman to find out he’d been drafted by the Saskatoon Blades. “When I saw my name come up, I was ecstatic,” said Nikkel, a Grade 9 student at KLO Middle School. “I’ve always liked the Blades, and I think they can go far next year and in the years ahead. They’re a great organization and I couldn’t be happier.” The Blades made Nikkel’s week by choosing him in the second

round, 42nd overall in the Western Hockey League’s bantam draft in Edmonton. The 6-foot-0 Nikkel— the first Kelowna Minor Hockey player chosen— watched the results of the draft Thursday on his home computer, then took a congratulatory call from Blades’ director of player personnel Doug Molleken. Nikkel, who had 18 points in 32 games with the Kelowna tier 1 bantams, has a blend of skill and smarts to go along with a physical side—as evidenced by his 241 hits this season. “Ayrton is one of the best, if not the best, pure hockey players I’ve

coached in my years coaching bantam tier 1 in Kelowna,” said bantam Rockets coach Steve Cawley. “He is a smart kid and that translates into excellent hockey sense. He is also fearless, tenacious and physical.” As for the expectations of being drafted in the second round by one of his favourite teams, Nikkel has every intention of living up to his end of the bargain. “I just have to work harder now than I’ve ever worked and prove to them they made the right decision,” he said. “I’m going to push myself.” The second local player chosen in Thursday’s draft was West Kelowna’s

Luke Harrison as he went 51st overall to the Chilliwack Bruins. A 5-foot-9 forward with the Westside Warriors bantam tier 2 team, Harrison impressed Bruins GM and head coach Marc Habscheid this spring at the Kamloops International Bantam Hockey Tournament. Warriors bantam coach Larry Keating said the young forward brings all of the best attributes to the rink on a daily basis. “To be playing tier 2 hockey and to get chosen where Luke did is fantastic,” said Keating. “He’s a guy who skates effortlessly and is a great player. Habby’s (Habscheid) getting a really good one.

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DEFENCEMAN Ayrton Nikkel was the first Kelowna Minor Hockey player chosen in Thursday’s bantam draft. “On top of that, Luke is a great kid. I can’t say enough about him…I say good for him.” Kelowna product and Pursuit of Excellence goaltender Jackson Whistle went in the fourth

round, 79th overall to the Vancouver Giants. POE centre Gavin Broadhead then went 80th overall to Medicine Hat. Kelowna bantam tier 1 forward Brennan Clark was chosen in the seventh

round, 139th overall by the Chilliwack Bruins. POE defenceman Dylan Bowen, from Lumby, went to Portland in the seventh round, 141st overall. whenderson@kelownacapnews.com


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Sport of BMX riding getting more popular than ever Mike Simmons STAFF REPORTER

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A RECORD NUMBER of bikers turned out for the Kelowna BMX club’s season opener last week.

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The dirt track behind Rutland Arena has already seen years of BMX riders speeding around its corners, but this season is busier than ever for the Kelowna BMX Club. Club president Eric Oyen said the biggest race of last year saw 138 riders. The club’s registration night on April 21 brought a turnout of 165 riders to the track. “We crushed that pretty good,” said Oyen. Close to 50 new members have signed up for the BMX club this year alone. In his fourth year with the club, Oyen said his goal has been to get the word out about local BMX. The sport was first selected for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. The higher profile of BMX racing worldwide has contributed to interest locally, but Oyen said the Kelowna club has still remained largely hidden since its inception in the 1980s. Oyen said the adrenaline of the sport is part of the draw for BMX racers. He noted the bicycles are not as expensive as mountain bikes, with highend BMXes coming in at around $1,800. Most racers use the full track, but only half the course is used for the smallest riders, known as “halftrackers.” Oyen said 10

of the youngest BMX riders were out on the registration night, with more than half of them being three years old. He pointed out the young riders cover half the track with their parents running next to them. Shorter riders get a push over the obstacles they cannot clear under their own power. Kelowna’s BMX community is not just for the kids, with the oldest racer at 56 years old. Oyen said the 15- to 20-year-old age group clocks in the fastest times on the track. Seventeen-year-old rider Connor McCormack is considered a potential Olympian for 2012, turning professional when he has his eighteenth birthday. “He maxes out the track,” said Oyen. Qualifying in Olympic BMX will take any Kelowna rider to competition in events around the world, with the potential for government backing. Races in town receive no such backing, with a 100 per cent volunteer support base. Oyen said it takes approximately 20 people to put on an event, from registration people to first aid staff and someone to drop the gate at the start. Some clubs get by with four or five people helping out, but the Kelowna organization has the goal of running professional races that are as organized as possible. Four officials stand on the

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track, watching for fouls in the corners. Oyen said the track has a white line on the outside that riders have to stay above to avoid a foul. Fouls also happen if a rider goes off the track and misses an obstacle. BMX is considered a con-

tact sport, and the officials also watch for any riders running each other off the course. More information on the club can be found online at www.kelownabmx. com. msimmons @kelownacapnews.com

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FORMER KELOWNA ROCKET Gavin McLeod is the 2010 winner of the WHL Achievement Award for academics.

▼ GAVIN MCLEOD

Ex-Rocket earns academic honour Gavin McLeod is living proof that hockey and education really do mix. The former Kelowna Rockets defenceman has been named winner of the WHL Alumni Achievement Award in the academic scholarship category. Originally from Delta, McLeod played his entire five-year WHL career with the Rockets. Drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the fifth round of the 1998 NHL entry draft, McLeod chose to utilize his WHL scholarship money which he earned while playing major junior hockey, before pursuing any professional hockey opportunities. McLeod went on to a five-year career with the University of Alberta Golden Bears (2001-06) where he won two national titles in 2005 and 2006. McLeod was named an academic all-Canadian in 2002-03, 2003-04 and 2004-05 and was named the recipient of the 2004-05 Dr. Randy Gregg Award as the Canadian University outstanding student-athlete of the Year. In 2006, he graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in accounting. Following university, he worked with Ernst and Young in Edmonton as an articling student, while successfully completing his Chartered Accounting designation. McLeod now works with Petrocom Construction in the Edmonton area as their director of finance.


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▼ PHYSICAL THERAPY

Many causes for, lots to do about carpel tunnel syndrome

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arpal tunnel syndrome is a painful condition of the hand and wrist that affects thousands of people every year. There are multiple causes, but most commonly it is from a repetitive strain injury. People will complain of pain on the palm side of the wrist and fingers; numbness and tingling in the thumb, index, middle and ring finger; and often clumsiness and weakness with grip. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the main nerve in the wrist becomes compressed or

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Robina Palmer irritated. Imagine a tunnel in your wrist. The bones of the wrist (carpal bones) form the floor of the tunnel, and a ligament spans across the top of the bones to provide the roof of the tunnel. This creates an actual closed ring in the wrist, through which the nerve and tendons run.

The nerve that runs through this tunnel is called the median nerve. The median nerve is responsible for sensation in the thumb, index, middle and part of the ring finger. This nerve is very sensitive to pressure. Compression of the nerve results when the size of the tunnel is decreased. The size of the tunnel can be decreased by a structural deformity such as a fracture or arthritic degenerative change; or from swelling of the structures within the tunnel. Fluid retention from hormonal changes that

occur with menopause cient breaks or awkward and pregnancy can also postures can irritate the contribute to pressure on tendons in your wrist. the median You nerve. can reRepetiduce your tive morisk of cartion of the pal tunnel IF YOU FEEL YOU wrist such syndrome as typing by listenARE DEVELOPING and caring to your CARPAL TUNNEL pentry can body. Take SYNDROME MY lead to sufficient BEST ADVICE IS swelling of breaks if the nerve you feel EARLY TREATMENT. and tenyour hands dons that or wrists travel through are becoming this tunnel. Jobs that resore; and minimize repetiquire continued grip or tious activity. Even simpinch, repeated wrist mo- ple, light activities can tion, and even the use of cause injury if they are revibrating tools, can all inpetitive. crease your risk for deBreak up tasks that reveloping carpal tunnel quire continuous motion syndrome. of your wrist. Alternate In addition, insuffilight tasks with harder

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ones or switch hands. Use ergonomically designed tools and equipment. Do stretching exercises for your fingers and wrist before and during the activity. Practice correct body mechanics—keep your wrist as straight as possible, avoid prolonged bent or extended wrist positions. When at the computer keep your elbows bent at a 90-degree angle and your wrists in a neutral position (don’t let the heels of your palms rest on the desk). The use of a low profile mouse will help decrease the amount of extension through your wrist. A splint or brace may be of benefit to minimize the unwanted posture or movements.

If you feel you are developing carpal tunnel syndrome my best advice is early treatment. Your physiotherapist will be able to assess the cause of the compression, assess your work postures and ergonomics, and will work with you to reduce unwanted stresses and swelling. This is provided as general information only and is not intended to be relied upon as medical advice. Robina Palmer is a registered physiotherapist and co-owner of Sun City Physiotherapy. She can be contacted at the downtown St. Paul Street location or by email rpalmer@suncity physiotherapy.com

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Football gala benefits youths An evening with pro NFL and CFL players will raise funds to support youth football in the Okanagan. The Okanagan ProAm Football Gala fundraiser at the Delta Grand hotel on May 14 will be attended by a long list of NFL and CFL players, including Marvel Smith, a two-time Super Bowl winner with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The evening includes a dinner accompanied by a silent auction of sports memorabilia. The gala evening coincides with an area-wide football camp May 14 WARREN HENDERSON/CAPITAL NEWS

KELOWNA BANTAM pitcher Brett Berndsen practices his delivery on Sunday afternoon near the Parkinson sports fields.

and 15. The fourth annual camp attracts young players from across B.C. and Alberta to be coached by football professionals from the NFL and CFL leagues. The camp puts players through drills particular to their positions, helps them analyze their play using video and puts them through a full scrimmage to practice what they have learned. For more information on the Okanagan Pro-Am football gala, contact Rick Keller at rkeller@shawcable.com. msimmons @kelownacapnews.com

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▼ ACUPUNCTURE

Offering potential positive results to relieve lower back pain

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ower back pain is a common complaint that we see often at the acupuncture clinic. It is most commonly attributed to chronic ligament strain, spinal degeneration or osteoarthritis, or a prolapsed lumbar disc, problems that can be aggravated by a modern lifestyle that may involve a lot of sitting, or heavy strain from physical work or exercise. Treatment can include pain medication, chiropractic to realign the vertebrae, massage therapy to relax the muscles, and physiotherapy to correct posture and strengthen the muscles.

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James Kaufman Surgery may also be considered in severe cases. Acupuncture can thankfully give very positive results to lower back pain sufferers, partly because Chinese medicine brings quite a different approach to the treatment of lower back pain, and one that is very effective. Back pain in Chinese medicine can be due

to a number of factors that either make the back more susceptible to pain or lead to the pain itself, the most common being a weakness of the kidneys, causing a lack of nourishment of the lower back and spine. The kidneys have a strong influence on the strength and nourishment of the tissue and bones of the lower back area so we always look at the strength of the kidneys when treating back pain, and what may be causing a kidney weakness. It is common for back pain to have a number of causes which create different kinds of pain. The type of pain that

is experienced often tells the acupuncturist the underlying cause of the pain and helps point towards the proper diagnosis for treatment. Invasion of cold and/ or damp in the low back area can be a factor. It is usually due to improper protection of the lower back during cold and damp weather, which allows the cold and dampness to invade and block the flow of energy and blood circulation. This type of low back pain is experienced with pain that is worse in the morning, better with exercise, better with heat, and worse when weather is cold and damp.

Back pain due to stagnation of qi (energy) and blood is usually caused by an acute sprain or in chronic conditions, repeated sprain and underlying kidney weakness. Excessive physical work and over-lifting can often lead to this type of pain. Back pain due to qi and blood stagnation is characterized by pain that is severe and stabbing, which gets worse with rest and better with light exercise. The area will be tender to the touch and there will be stiffness of the back muscles and inability to flex, extend or turn the waist.

Because the kidneys have an important function in the creation of energy, general overwork can also lead to chronic pain due to the constant drain on the kidneys’ energy, leading to an overall kidney weakness. Chronic back pain due to kidney weakness is usually dull and comes in bouts. It is better with rest and worse when a person is tired. This type of weakness creates a further vulnerability for an invasion of cold and damp or sprains. These are just a few examples of how Chinese medicine diagnoses lower back pain. Acupuncture can help

to remove blockage in the lower back area which cause pain and weakness, and to stimulate and strengthen weak and depleted kidneys to aid their function of nourishing the tissues of the lower back. Treatment targets many internal factors, the goal being not only to alleviate the pain, but also to effectively resolve chronic conditions and strengthen the body to prevent future pain from arising. James Kaufman is a registered acupuncturist at Okanagan Acupuncture Centre, 1625 Ellis St. 250-861-8863 www.okanagan acupuncture.com

▼ CAR CARE

Maintaining your vehicle’s brakes a priority because of their workload Jeff Odorizzi

CAR CARE

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This week, I’d like to focus on one of the most important components of any vehicle—the brakes. When you think of how often your brakes have to perform, you’ll understand why keeping your brakes maintained should be on your vehicle’s priority list.

Question: When I push my brake pedal, I feel shuddering. Should I be concerned?

Yes. Shuddering or pedal pulsation, as it’s commonly called, is an annoying phenomenon caused by the vehicle’s braking system. It can come from the rear brakes, but is most often from the fronts, as they do the majority of the work. A common symptom from the rears is “rumbling” felt mostly in the seat area. Typi-

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sands of times, they cannot retain their straight shape any longer and they warp, causing a back and forth oscillation which you feel as pedal pulsation. This can become dangerous, especially at highway speeds. The shuddering can make it hard to keep the vehicle under control when coming to a stop. This also wears hard on the brake calliper mounting bracket where the brake pads are forced to grind into it rapidly, side to side. It used to be common practice, (and is sometimes still done) to repair this by machining drums or rotors to true form again. The rotors are put on a brake lathe, and met-

al is shaved off until they turn straight again. There are problems associated with this method however. First, usually so much metal needs to be removed, that the heat absorption abilities are greatly diminished. As a result, it takes a lot less heat and time before they become warped again. The second problem is re-using the old brake pads or shoes after having your drums or rotors machined, will often cause even more pulling and squeals. The moral of this story? Always replace pads and rotors or shoes and drums at the same time! It costs almost as

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much to machine rotors as it does to just replace them. If you are having your brakes inspected because of pulsation, something else to consider is brake calliper condition. A calliper’s job is to apply large force to squeeze the brake pads against the rotor. Sometimes the brake calliper is the cause of pedal pulsation. As it gets older, and absorbs a lot of heat, a calliper can be slow to release and begins sticking. This causes premature wear on them. Brake calliper replacement is also recommended when replacing pads and rotors, however, it is not always necessary. If they release properly and the seals are in good condition, they can be re-used. Another consideration when having a brake inspection is the condition of the brake fluid. Brake fluid flushes are recommended every 50,000 km. Brake fluid absorbs a lot of heat and moisture in the air causing it to break down over time. Ultimately this will affect your overall braking system. Brake fluid flushes are often overlooked during regular maintenance, so having it replaced when your pads and rotors are being replaced is the perfect time to have it done, giving you a fresh start all around. Jeff Odorizzi is the owner of Moro Automotive in Kelowna. 250-763-4911 moroauto@shawcable.com


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ESTABLISHED Electrical Contracting firm in Kelowna for sale. Owner retiring, excellent potential, 2008 sales 1.5 mil. Asking $875,000. Email : dangoodman77@gmail.com INCREASE YOUR business by reaching every hunter in BC, Advertise your business in The BC Hunting Regulations Synopsis. This publication offers guaranteed year long reach to sportsmen & women, 200,000 copies! Call Annemarie at 1-800-661-6335 ext. 744 LOOKING For 3 self-motivated people to learn how to set up and operate Mini-Office Outlets fr. home. Real business for real people. www.greenlifereno.com PRESSURE Washing Business for sale, equipment & cube van. Call 250-260-8473 SUCCESSFUL Lamp & Home Decor Shop For Sale in Westbank, Call owner for more info. 250-768-5077 & 250-859-4100 WORK FROM HOME using your computer. No direct sales www.123dare2dream.com

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Career Opportunities KDL GROUP in Fort St.James is seeking experienced processor operators. Competitive compensation package offered Please fax your resume to 250.996.8742.

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Millwright Wastewater Treatment Facility Making it work! The Waste Water Treatment Branch of the City’s Civic Operations Department is considered a provincial leader in the use of new technology and in the management, treatment and monitoring of wastewater facilities. Our facility is on the leading edge of wastewater treatment with progressive technology advancements in wastewater treatment equipment. Consider an opportunity to be in on the ground floor of a $60 million upgrade with the development and installation of the latest process equipment. As an adaptable and computer literate team player with a Millwright TQ, use your experience to maintain, troubleshoot and repair, layout, design and install all process equipment and machinery within our waste water environment. This is a CUPE bargaining unit position and offers an hourly rate of $29.54, along with a competitive benefits package. This wage rate includes a temporary market adjustment that will remain in effect for an undetermined period of time or until a new Collective Agreement has been reached. We offer career/professional development, progressive employment practices, an “earned day off program” and a great work environment. Apply online at kelowna.ca/careers by May 7, 2010.

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Instrumentation/ Electrical Technician Wastewater Treatment Facility Control your career! The City’s wastewater treatment facility is on the leading edge of wastewater treatment with progressive technology advancements in plant networking and process control systems. Consider an opportunity to be in on the ground floor of a $60 million upgrade with the development and installation of the latest equipment, including a complete SCADA conversion to a Siemens platform.

Anita & Doug Clower and Kathy & John Gilbert are happy to announce the engagement of their children Chalya Clower & Evan Gilbert. The Wedding to take place in Kelowna on July 31, 2010.

As a Journeyman Electrician with current experience and training in the Instrumentation field (preferably in an industrial plant/ distribution environment), you will perform repairs, calibration, installation and preventative maintenance on a variety of electrical distribution and control systems. In addition, you will install and troubleshoot control systems, data gathering systems and programmable logic controllers. Utilize your technical and computer expertise to provide technical design and modifications to as-built drawings for new or existing systems. The ability to obtain a Field Safety Representative (FSR) “A” ticket would be an asset. This is a CUPE bargaining unit position and offers an hourly rate of $30.37 - $31.07 (depending on qualifications), along with a competitive benefits package. This wage rate includes a temporary market adjustment that will remain in effect for an undetermined period of time or until a new Collective Agreement has been reached. We offer career/professional development, progressive employment practices, an “earned day off program” and a great work environment. Apply online at kelowna.ca/careers by May 7, 2010. Applicants not contacted within three weeks of the competition closing date are thanked for their interest.

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BUSY Toyota Dealer requires Service Advisor, min. 2yr. experience, Renolds & Renolds an asset but will train right candidate. Send resume to: 250-491-1960, Email: service @kelowna.toyota.ca CertiďŹ ed Pesticide applicator, $20/hr. PT. Call 250-878-3072 Fun Weight Loss Challenge. $$ Cash Prizes $$ For info phone 250-869-1747 GRANITE techs reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d FT. must be able to do install/repairs, valid DL, hand tools, will consider an apprentice. Starts at $20/hr. Scott, 250-763-8303

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While we try to ensure all advertisements appearing in the Kelowna Capital News are placed by reputable businesses with legitimate offers, we do caution our readers to undertake due diligence when answering any advertisement, particularly when the advertiser is asking for monies up front. GENERAL Laborer req. to work with Brush Clearing Crews. Working in the Southern Int. Seasonal & Full Time. Drivers licence and clean abstract reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. First Aid Cert., Herbicide Cert. are assets. Fax resume: 250-861-8737 HILDEBRANDT Homes has 2 PPT positions supporting adults with Developmental Disabilites in a residential setting in Kelowna. PPT 66/hrs/pay period position & a Temporary 40/hrs/pay period PPT positon goes until the end of Aug. Applicants must have Education and/or Experience in the Human Service ďŹ eld. Please send resumes to: hhadmin@telus.net or fax: 250-717-1883.

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Knowledge of Automotive an asset but will train. Fax resume 250-762-7631

NEEDED immed. Nail tech/Esthetician for busy salon in Guisachan Village. Must be professional, team player, clientele preferred. Please contact Debbie Ebert at 250868-1446 or at 113B 2365 Gordon Drive, Kelowna BC.

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REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY: Licensed Automotive Technician and an Automotive Apprentice. Competitive wages and beneďŹ t package. Please send resume to: ATTN Service Manager, Sunrise Ford Sales Ltd, PO Box 1510, 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0, (250)395-2414 or email to helsfsl@telus.net SIGN CRAFT is currently looking for employees with production experience in the sign industry. Graphic Designers and in-experienced need not apply. Please contact Steve at signcraft.ca or fax 250-491-8601 or phone 250-491-8600.

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HOUSEKEEPING SUPERVISOR Royal Anne Hotel in the heart of downtown Kelowna requires a full time housekeeping surpervisor. Must be able to work ďŹ&#x201A;exible hours including weekends. Attention to detail is a must. Experience would be considered an asset. Full company paid medical and dental beneďŹ ts included. Please apply to 348 Bernard Ave or by fax 250-763-2636.

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Mind Body Spirit 001 MASSAGE- More treatments avail. for an extra price 7/day/wk. 866-478-3976 AFFORDABLE Prof. F/B Massage. Superior work. Clean, warm, studio. Linda 862-3929 ASIAN MASSAGE! Very private setting. Professional Asian lady, $50/hr. Everyday. 250-317-3575 BLISS. French Massage. Days. Discreetly yours. 250215-7755 ESSENTIAL relaxation massage, warm, clean, convenient location./ Please call 250-8615433 THAI Yoga Massage. Totally relax & energize your body & mind. 1hr, $50. Call for appt. 250- 801-7188 TRAINED In Europe Swedish Massage, Whole body, Calming, Relaxing, Revitalizing, IN/OUT CALLS, NON Sexual. Martika 250-707-6805

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1A Quality Finish Carpenter for renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s/new construction. Free estimates. No job too small. David 250-864-7910

Cleaning Services A Premium Quality Clean. NU MAID. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll Make U House Proud. 250-215-1073 or 250491-8177 CLEANING Serv. Avail. Residential by the wk. or mo. Senrâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s welcome 250-448-1786 CLEANING Service. Wkly/bi wkly/mthly. Comm/Res. Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s avail. Call 250-215-8354 HOME-MAID - Not a company! Affordable house cleaner. Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s avail. Call, 250-762-6377

Computer Services 12/7 A MOBILE COMPUTER TECH. CertiďŹ ed computer technician, virus removal, repairs, upgrades. Let me come to you. 250-717-6520. 12/7 In-Home Repairs. New Systems/Upgrades. 20+yrs Prof. Service. Peter 215-4137 AFFORDABLE mobile computer repairs. Free diagnostic consult. Call 250-878-2068 or www.harmonycomputers.ca

Concrete & Placing ALL YOUR Concrete needs from forming to ďŹ nishing. Stamped, exposed, stairs, driveways, patios & slabs. Bank ďŹ nancing available. Serving Kelowna since 1992. Call S&K Forming 491-7535 www.skforming.ca When you think concrete, think S&K DANFORMS Concrete offers CertiďŹ ed Tradesman for driveways, sidewalks, ďŹ&#x201A;oors, foundations, retaining walls, stairs, wheelchair ramps. Stamped, Exposed & Broom. Free Estimates. Call Dan 250863-5419 RETAINING Wall Specialist. Stamped, Exposed, Driveways Repairs. Joe 250-859-7026

Contractors G. Burr Contracting. Custom Fences, Deck Construction, Renovations, Gary 808-1655 KSK Woodworking, Framing, ďŹ nishing, foundations & more. Quality workmanship at reasonable prices. 250-979-8948 WENINGER CONST. Family company commited to Kelowna & Big White. 250-765-6898

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MODE is the is the first residential building (top photo) in Kelowna to use solar-power to pre-heat the domestic hot water system. Along with the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Greenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; planning approach, Mode condominium units also come with many high-tech features coupled with contemporary designed living spaces (see lower photo).

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Question: Tell us about The Mission Group. How long have you been in building new home communities and what you have built over the last few years? Shier: Mission Group was formed in 2003 as a partnership between four long-time friends. The principals, including Jon

in the Lower Mainland, Sage Townhomes and Ocean Bay Villas. Right now, we are selling two remaining exclusive waterfront properties at Sheerwater and the contemporary living spaces of Mode in central Kelowna. And we are excited about our newest community, Dwell Cityhomes, which will be opening on May 15. Q: Briefly give us an overview of the Mode? Shier: Mode was built with an Inspired Green approach and is the first

Friesen, Gerald Heinrichs, George Summach and myself, have all been in the building and development business for many years. Our completed new home communities are some of the most recognizable in Kelowna. These include Mission Shores, Verve in Glenmore and Amberhill in Kettle Valley. We have also completed two communities

residential building in Kelowna to use solar-power to pre-heat the domestic hot water system. Mode is located next to the Landmark Business Centre in central Kelowna, and is also the first multi-family residential building in the emerging area. Sales at Mode have been steady with an average of three sales per month and we have seen heightened interest and traffic, as buyers want to See Mode B9

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LIVE, WORK AND PLAY IN KELOWNA’S MOST COMPELLING NEW COMMUNITY Perched on the rolling hills of Kelowna’s desirable Mission neighbourhood sits The Ponds. Experience a new life above it all with unparalleled amenities at your doorstep. Explore over 20 kilometres of walking trails, spend lazy afternoons at scenic Jack Smith Lake, or just sit back and enjoy the breathtaking city, mountain and lake views. This thoughtfully designed community plan includes a school, plenty of parks, plus an expansive town centre which will feature cafés, a pharmacy, restaurants, office space and a grocery store. It’s Kelowna’s most complete and compelling new community, all Connected by Nature.

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Great location adds to buyer attraction for condo project Mode from B7 beat the HST. We have found that our buyers appreciate the variety of contemporary designed living spaces offered at Mode. The remaining homes include a beautiful twobedroom furnished display home priced at $259,900. The other four remaining homes at Mode feature a top floor Jr. 1 bedroom at $179,900, a 1 bedroom + den, also on the top floor, at $219,900, a corner two-bedroom home at $239,900 and a bright and spacious, 1,053 square-foot two bedroom

+ den, with vaulted ceilings, and large deck. Offered at $309,900, this top-floor, corner home is Mode’s largest and most luxurious unit. Q: What makes it such a great fit for the Landmark community? Shier: Along with the Inspired Green approach, Mode is also built with many high-tech features. The building has fibreoptic cable to the door through Telus, which will allow for the next generation of Internet service (10 times faster than ADSL). Each home also has the Telus Smart Box and

iPod docking stations. Q: Tell us a little about your location and the key amenities in the area. Shier: The location is great, as it really is very central. Downtown, Lower Mission, Orchard Park and Rutland are all just a short drive away, and it’s within walking distance to the Parkinson Rec Centre and many shops and businesses, like Valaroso, Choices and Quality Greens. It is also close to transit, which is important for students at UBCO, and to the future highway pedestrian overpass to be built this year. Q: Mode really has

been a hot seller this spring. What’s different or unique about Mode? Why is it important to homebuyers? Shier: Many buyers are attracted to the Inspired Green design. The many green features reduce monthly expenses, and keep the strata fees down. The contemporary kitchens feature low maintenance solid surface countertops and lots of cupboards space, and the homes themselves have a very chic, uptown feel to them, which our buyers really like. As well, high-tech

features will provide for future upgrades for Internet service, for those who download large files (graphic designers, gamers, etc). And finally, the functional designs of the home plans make the best use of space, and have allowed us to keep the prices af-

fordable. Q: Who are your key buyer groups and why have they chose your new community to live? Shier: The buyers are a mix of singles, couples and investors. The owneroccupiers are choosing Mode because of the affordability, central loca-

tion, functional layouts and contemporary design. The investors are attracted to Mode because of the location. With so many businesses in the immediate area, as well as CATO (Centre for Arts & See Mode B10

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Sustainable building approach more important Mode from B9 Technology, Okanagan), the homes should always be attractive to renters. Q: Mission Group has won several distinguished awards. Tell us about them. Shier: The Mission Group has won many awards, the most meaningful being the Tommie Award for Outstanding Customer Service, which we won in 2007 and 2009. Mode also won the Mayor’s Award for Most Sustainable Development and features dual flush toilets, drought resistant landscaping, low E windows and low VOC carpets and paints. Q: How has the development industry changed in the last few years, and how does Mode address this ‘new reality?’ Shier: Obviously, the market has changed dramatically in the past year.

Most of the homes at Mode were sold prior to the downturn in the market, but in order to sell the remaining homes, the prices have been discounted to reflect the current market conditions. At Mission Group, we are really passionate about creating places where people want to live, and we always try to create communities that are unique in the marketplace. Mode is a really good example and the robust sales this spring are a great indication that we’ve hit the mark. Q: What have been some new innovations and/or trends in development in the past couple of years? Shier: Certainly, building in a sustainable manner has become more important. Not only is this important in making the homes more energy efficient, but it is also a consideration during con-

struction, where the use of local and recycled materials are more important. Densification and designing functional spaces are also more important as we all try to live more efficiently and minimize our environmental footprint. Q: How has sustainability and the environment played a part in your building process and the industry? Shier: As I mentioned, it has certainly impacted planning and building, but it has yet to really take hold with homebuyers. Buyers have yet to put much of a premium on green initiatives. People still want to live in the best home in the neighbourhood that best fits their lifestyle. If they are choosing between two homes that they value the same, environmental considerations will make the difference, but most people are not yet willing to pay

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THE MISSION GROUP prides itself has being a developer that creates places where people want to live, and always attempts to create developments that are unique in the marketplace.

more. So, it really comes down to the builder doing what is right for the environment, and creating sustainable homes that can be sold at competitive prices. Q: Why do you choose to build in the Okanagan?

Shier: The lifestyle in the Okanagan is hard to beat, and we are very optimistic about the longterm economic outlook. This will always be a desirable place to live. Q: Where is the community and how can interested buyers view the homes?

Shier: Our sales team hosts an open house from noon to 3 p.m. daily (except Mondays and Fridays) at Mode, 1550 Dickson Ave. You can make arrangements to view the homes by contacting Darcy Nyrose at 250-5751946.

Q: Are there upcoming communities we should watch out for that you are launching soon? Shier: As mentioned, our newest townhome community, Dwell, will be opening on May 15. More information is available at www.dwelluptop.ca.

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Homespun power: An energy solution blowing in the wind

614 Quarry Avenue

• Upper Mission • Single Family Home • Built in 2006 • 3,058 sq. ft. • 4 Bed • 3 Bath • Just Listed! Walkout rancher on lrg corner lot, enjoy sunsets & lakeviews from lrg cov’d deck. Main floor open concept where you can entertain & live both in & outdoors. Granite kit, formal dining, hrdwd, vltd ceils, bright lower level feat. a family rm w/custom-built granite bar. MLS®10005429 $739,000

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Last June, Frank Towns put up a wind turbine behind his home to generate electricity. Turns out it’s generating interest, too. People driving by often stop to ask about it, and Towns is happy to share information about his backyard curiosity. Towns installed the horizontal-axis wind turbine on his five acres in Stark County’s Nimishillen Township, Ohio, to supply part of his electricity needs. Before, he was paying about $170 US a month for electricity. He now pays $70 to $80. The turbine—an updated version of a windmill in which the mechanical energy is converted to electricity instead of being used to drive machinery— sits atop a 40-foot tower behind Towns’ ranch-style house. A tail fin keeps it facing the wind. On a recent blustery day, its three 10-foot-long blades spun in a blur, producing a soft whistling sound much like wind blowing through bare trees. The blades turn a shaft that’s connected to a gen-

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Jaime Briggs, Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty, 250-860-7500

5177 Southridge Dr

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THE WIND turbine that was installed by Frank Towns at his home stands out against

a gray sky in his Louisville, Ohio, neighbourhood. More people are starting to consider wind power for residential use in the U.S. erator, which produces electrical energy. Underground wires carry that electricity in the form of three-phase alternating current to equipment in Towns’ basement, where it’s converted first to highvoltage direct current and then to the single-phase AC power that can be used in Towns’ home. When the turbine produces more power than Towns and his wife, Pam, can use, it can be sent out to American Electric Power’s grid for other customers to use or di-

verted into what’s called a dump load and used for heat. If winds get too high, the turbine shuts off automatically. Towns’ wind generator is something of an anomaly in Ohio. Green Energy Ohio, an organization that promotes sustainable energy policies and practices, estimates only 100 to 200 residential wind turbines are in use in the state. They’re uncommon for a number of reasons, including their cost and their need for open spaces,

said Stefanie Spear, whose Chagrin Falls, Ohio, company, Expedite Renewable Energy, installs solarand wind-energy systems. Buildings, trees and other obstructions can interfere with air flow, she explained, making wind turbines unsuitable for most urban sites or small suburban lots. Still, federal, state and utility-companyincentives are making wind turbines more attractive for those See Blowing B12

• Upper Mission • Single Family Home • Built in 2005 • 1,902 sq. ft • 3 Bed • 2 Bath • Stunning lakeviews from Peachland to dtwn Kelowna. Family friendly home feat. 3 spacious bdrms up, master w/full ensuite, spacious isl kit w/access to the rear deck, lrg dining area w/ front deck. Great yard for kids w/room for a pool! MLS®10006812 $519,900 Jason Hymers, RE/MAX Kelowna, 250-764-9075

#116-654 Cook Road

• Lower Mission • Condo • Built in 2007 • 749 sq. ft • 1 Bed • 1 Bath • Playa Del Sol, best condo location in Kelowna! Close to great beaches, restaurants. Stylish 1 bdrm, ground floor home feat. spacious open concept, modern finishings. Complex feat. outdoor pool, gym, sauna & rec facilities. Rentals allowed. MLS®10006696 $294,500 Darcy Nyrose, Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty Kelowna 250-575-1946

333 Providence Ave

• Upper Mission • Single Family Home • Built in 2007 • 3,471 sq. ft • 5 Bed • 4 Bath • Harmony built family home with all the bells & whistles. Basement built for R&R. Incredible landscaping, great patio for Okanagan summer nights, kitchen your chef will covet. Triple garage. MLS®10002260 $799,000 Deborah Lecavalier, Royal LePage Kelowna, 250-860-1100

1744 Smithson Drive

• Glenmore • Single Family Home • Built in 1973 • 2,850sq. ft • 4 Bed • 3 Bath • Perfect family home in Glenmore features 3 bdrms on main and fully finished basement. Private yard with landscaping, in-ground pool and concrete deck. Storage shed and RV parking. MLS®10004823 $459,900 Rob Dion, Royal LePage Kelowna, 250-575-5255

#16-600 Sherwood Rd

• Lower Mission • Townhome • Built in 2010 • 1,402sq. ft • 3 Bed • 3 Bath • Enclave in the Mission, display home now open! Gorgeous townhome, ideally located close to beaches parks, recreation & Anne McClymont Elem. Enjoy 9” ceilings, s/s appls, hrdwd flrs, f/p, private yard & private driveway. MLS®10001816 $369,900 Darcy Nyrose, Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty Kelowna 250-575-1946

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Value of turbine power long-term offsets initial set-up investment Blowing from B10 who can install them. Towns said those incentives paid about $24,000 of the $28,000 cost of his five-kilowatt system. Towns said his incentive for installing a wind turbine was largely curiosity. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was always interested in (windmills), even as a kid,â&#x20AC;? he said. When he saw three tur-

bines in a field in the Findlay, Ohio, area, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to make these for residential use.â&#x20AC;? He erected an anemometer, connected it to a computer and spent about three years tracking the wind speed in his yard before determining that a wind turbine would make sense. The American Wind Energy Association says a

small wind energy system, installed, costs $3,000 to $6,000 per kilowatt of generating capacity. Doug Bloom, of Four Seasons Windpower, however, said a typical, 10-kilowatt residential system would cost about $105,000 if installed by his company. After incentives, the homeownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cost would be $30,000 to $40,000, he said.

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makes sense for home use. One of those factors is wind speed. The American Wind Energy Association generally recommends a site should have an average wind speed of at least 10 mph. Zoning restrictions can also be a hurdle, although Spear said many local governments are adopting or discussing wind-tur-

bine guidelines. Bloom insists the danger of a turbine toppling is practically nonexistent. He said his company builds a foundation strong enough that if the soil around the base of the tower were removed, the concrete would still keep the tower upright. Manufacturers are also addressing space limitations by developing tur-

bines that spin around a vertical axis and produce less vibration than a horizontal-axis turbine, so they can be mounted atop buildings instead of towers. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re typically smaller than horizontalaxis wind generators and more suitable to urban and residential areas, Spear said, but they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t produce as much power.

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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

Landscaping ALL Landscape Material Supplied & Delivered. Top Soil, Bark Mulch, Rock, Ogo Grow. *Spreading & Install* OKANAGAN CONTRACTING Call 250-878-6092 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. GLM Landscaping & Irrigation ASK about our Special!!! Custom landscaping250-864-5450 HEDGEKEEPERS - Trimming, shaping, pruning - professional competitive service for all your trees and shrubs. Yard cleanup, refreshing or new installations call Hedgekeepers 250769-6041

SALES & SERVICE DIRECTORY RENOVATIONS

ROSTKA Enterprises Ltd.

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)

DRYWALL DRYWALL SERVICES & REPAIRS New work & renovation work. Over 30 yrs. experience. Framing, boarding, taping, texture t-bar ceilings & insulation. Call Ken 250-212-9588

Textured Ceilings

250.869.5874

HOME RENOVATIONS Providing Energy Efficient Solutions and Upgrades for Your Home Vernon: 250-558-0076 Toll Free: 877-567-2799

www.KMSupgrade.ca

EXPERIENCED CRAFTSMEN

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

ELECTRICAL

PLUMBING

A & S Electric

KOSKI PLUMBING, HEATING & GAS FITTING

MEMBER

Licensed, Bonded & Insured

Independently Owned and Locally Operated

HEATING SOMMERFELD HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING

MOVING

LAWN & CUTTING

REMODELING

Joe’s Moving Service

We Guarantee to keep Scheduled Appointments.

• • • •

“The Professionals” Local/long distance Storage Available No job too small Free Estimates Call Joe Anytime 250-470-8194

Don’t call anyone about cutting your lawn until you speak with us.

PRUNING

LOVE’S PAINTING

CERTIFIED HORTICULTURIST

250-215-1327

Trees • Shrubs • Hedges • Clean-Ups Call Stephen

www.harmonycomputers.ca

Residential, Commercial, Interior, Exterior Painting& Custom Ceilings. Insured.

GRANITE

Accurate Int/Ext Painting Commercial & Residential New & Repaints • Excellent Quality SPRING SPECIALS! Beat the HST!

10% Discount Call Richard 250.575.1013 A Cut Above the Rest!

WELDING & FABRICATION METAL FABRICATION LTD. Fences • Gates • Railings • Security Bars • Cargo Racks • Rollcages • Boat Railings & more. Tube Bending Specialists www.getbentmetalfab.ca

250-863-4418

ELECTRICAL Chipster’s

Electrical & Renovations Allan Hoce, General Contractor

(250)826-0091 aghoce@telus.net

Alan 250-808-6595 (lic. #102788)

Pierre Blais

(250) 801-1439

Affordable mobile computer repairs. Free diagnostic consultation.

Call Walter 250-766-5580 Cell 250-317-2279

PAINT & REPAIR HANDYMAN SERVICE BLAIS PAINTING

250-763-5462

QUALITY PAINTING

250-878-2068

Sun-decks, Bsmt. suites, etc. Call Dave @ 250-768-2202 or 250-878-6967

250-469-1288

PAINTING SPRING SPECIAL: Call for details

ellermade W Additions, Renovations

Book before May 15 & receive your 4th cut FREE.s Call Ryan now!

PAINTING

250-801-6931

Qualified, Reliable. • Bonded •Installations • Repairs • Renovations • H. Water Tank • Washer, Dryer • Dishwasher Over 30 yrs. Experience

Call Troy, 250-718-0209

COMPUTER PROBLEMS?

Call: JASON SEEGER & SON PAINTING

SERVICE YOU CAN TRUST

Call Wayne (250) 215-6767

PAINTING Reasonable and reliable

A Division of Bayside Developments Ltd.

• New & Existing Heating Systems • Heat pumps, A/C • Gas fitting • Licensed & Insured. • Replacement Furnace.

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PLUMBING

BAYSIDE PLUMBING & Gas Fitting

QUALITY WORKMANSHIP

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

Residential & Commercial Wiring, New Construction, Renovations & Service Changes. Complete telephone & data cabling services, Prompt quality service. Licensed & Bonded Call Steve 250-864-2099

PAINTING

Renovations & Repairs

HOME RENOVATIONS

60/SQ. FT.

EXCAVATING

KRENNYS EXCAVATING

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

250-808-0136

GARDEN CONSULTANT

BRETT 250-469-1928

Residential/Commercial/Industrial. Small jobs, new construction & renovations, panel changes, quality workmanship. Contractor #91625.

250-768-9967 250-317-6843

PAINTING

HEATING & A/C Southern BC Heating & Air Conditioning

DALE’S

PAINTING SERVICE

862-9333 PAINTING KELOWNA A BETTER PLACE SINCE 1982

• Heat Pumps Over 30 Years • Fireplaces Experience • Furnaces Serving the • Repair Okanagan Valley • Install • Sales 250-681-3869

DRYWALL/PAINTING DUMP TRUCK BOBCAT SERVICE IMPERIAL DRYWALL

Neighborhood Trucking & Delivery

CALL NOW FOR FREE ESTIMATE 250.801.5335

We accept “When The Big Guys Are Too Big We Deliver”

HOME REPAIR

CONSTRUCTION & RENO’S

Drywall, Taping, Painting, Texture Ceiling. We Do Houses, Basement & Commercial

HEXAGON

Ins’d, WCB, licensed. Masonry, reno’s, additions, decks, leaks & damage. Quality work. Dependable service. Call Bud 250-863-1477

Top Soil • Ogo Gro • Gravel • Sand • Bark Mulch We Remove: yard refuse, small trees, junk

CHUCK 250-870-1138

DON 250-870-7778

Renovations & Construction Over 30 yrs. experience. Complete renovations. Interior & exterior paint & finishing.

Put the HEX on your problems!

NO JOB TOO BIG OR SMALL

EXCAVATING

PLUMBING

$

Pugrock Inc. now offering granite to customers in Kelowna. 2-3 week delivery. 21 colours.

D. FRANCIS ELECTRIC LTD

“ONE ROOM, OR YOUR WHOLE CASTLE”

Home Repairs & Service

Decks • Stairs • Fences • Yard Waste Removal • Pressure Washing MARTY CAZES

ELECTRICAL

COLOS

Plumbing Ltd.

Tel: 250-864-6280 EXCAVATING JD 50 - L39 BACKHOE CLEARING - DRIVE WAYS - ROADS INSURED

New construction, service, repair, replacement, reno’s and professional tiling. To built reputation takes years, but to lose enough a day


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Landscaping

Moving & Storage

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 Landscapes Unlimited; retaining walls, decks, deck coverings, lawns, all your landscapes needs in one call, 24-7, 250-328-0638, 250-4623472 PREMIUM Top Soil & screened aged manure mixture. Trucking & contractor pricing avail. 250-469-1209. Retaining Walls, interlock pavers, irrigation, landscaping. Stonevalley Landscaping. 317-5644 10yrs Kelowna. TREMBLAY’S EXCAVATING retaining walls, full landscaping. Exc/Bobcat.250-979-8033

DAN-MEL MOVING. 16’’ One ton 7x12 Trailer. Local/Long Haul. Bonded/Insured. Dan 215-0147/250-766-1282. FAMILY Movers. Moving? Anything, anywhere. Local and long distance throughout 2009. Packing service available, weekly trips to Vancouver, Alberta, full and partial loads. Cheapest rates in the valley. Free Estimates, 250493-2687 -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, Edmonton, end of April. Free Est. 250-4709498

Machining & Metal Work

Painting & Decorating

GET BENT Metal Fab, fences, gates, railings, security bars, 863-4418www.getbentmetalfab.ca

100% AFFORDABLE Painting Exp, quality. Int Paint/ceilings. Winter Specials. Terry 8639830 or 768-1098 1ST. In customer service, Cando Painting, prof. reliable crew, 15yrs. in business, Int/Ext. Eddie 250-863-3449 ACCURATE int/ext. Spring Special! 10% disc, book now. Com/res. Richard 250-575-1013 BLAIS Painting Int./ext. painting, Res./Comm, Repaint Specialist. Insured! 250-801-1439 CHRISTOPHER’S Painting, Exterior Specialist. It’s all about the prep!!! Let me show you how we can make your old windows & siding look like new. We also spray Stucco. ✭✭✭✭✭ Star Service. Call Christopher @ 250-862-6717 DALE’S PAINTING Service. Painting Kelowna a better place since 1982, 862-9333

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 CCH Deliveries & Moving. LOW COST MOVING & DELIVERIES. Local/long Dist., Res/Comm, kitchen cabinets etc. Fully ins’d/equipped trucks Flt rates. Call today, 250-4708284 www.cchdeliveries.com

Online Services 100 New Business Leads Online this Year, Guaranteed! www.solutions-room.com

Painting & Decorating GREG’S Painting, Comm/ Res., Int/Ext. Free est. Seniors Dis., European Experience, 100% Guaranteed. 212-9961 PAINT TECH Services. Res/ Comm Coatings, friendly & free est for any job. 469-6687 PSALMS 34-A Better life Company. Quality Painting. Sensible rates. 250-869-5874 SEEGER & Son Painting. Quality painting, reasonable & reliable call Jason 801-6931 Spring Special on all ext and int painting & staining. Seniors 10% off. Don (250)689-1078

Plumbing

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ XCEL PLUMBING, Irrigation,

Gas Fitting and drain cleaning. Comm/res and reno’’s. Service & hot water tanks. 575-3839 COLOS Plumbing Ltd. 250864-6280. Service, repair, replacement & reno’s. DREGER MECH. Plumbing, Gasfitting, comm/res & reno, ins’d, 24hr. Call 250-575-5878.

Pressure Washing

OKANAGAN CONTRACTING POWER WASHING & WINDOW CLEANING COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL ***GREAT RATES*** FREE ESTIMATES

250-878-6092 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

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Roofing & Skylights

Rubbish Removal

Tree Services

Equestrian

A TEAM MASTER ROOFER Experienced in all kinds of roofing. New, Reroof & Repair. European Quality. 2 yrs warranty. Call Steffen C#: 250863-8224 W#:778-754-1015 Master & Visa cards welcome DO IT RIGHT ROOFING AND SIDING. Free Est. Pat 250826-3807. EAGLE ROOFING. CEDAR CONVERSIONS, NEW CONSTRUCTION, REROOF. FREE EST. CALL 826-3311 TERRY’S Roofing. Tar & gravel repairs & reroofs. Torch on roofs & decks. WCB & insr’d. 250-718-5429

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 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 Exterior Hedge & Tree Service. Specializing in ... Downsizing, trimming, bracing, pruning, sculpturing. Fully Insured. Free quotes. For quick response & guaranteed quality service call Dave 250-2121716. BVE INC. Professional tree removal & pruning, chipping, certified danger tree assessor & faller. Free quotes, fully insured. Call 878-3072 FULL Tree Service Expert, Certified Faller. Excellent Rates, 18yrs Exp. Insured (250)765-3577, (250)801-0193 ROB’S Tree Care Ltd. For all your tree care needs...Insured & Cert. WCB. 250-212-8656 STANS CHIPPING. Tree Removal & Chipping. Free Est. 808-2447. Licensed & Insured. STUMP BE GONE. Fully Insured, Stump Grinding & Exposed Root Removal, Exceptional Cleanup, Dependable Service, Free Estimates. Call 250-317-0747

HERD SALE, TB, Arab, Holstein, Friesian Sport horses. Priced to sell, Weanling to 5yr. Career Holstein Brood Mare $2500, exc.health, some green broke. 250-547-8786.

Rubbish Removal ‘#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 250-808-0733 SKYHIGH DISPOSAL Full Service Junk Removal & 12-24 yard Bin Rentals.

✔✔✔

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

Sand/Gravel/Topsoil NEIGHBORHOOD Trucking & Delivery. Sand, Gravel, Soil, Ogo Grow Call 250-870-1138

Stucco/Siding SEEGER & Son Stucco. Additions, Reno’s +other sm. jobs. 22yrs exp call Jason 801-6931

Sundecks

Trucking/ Bull Dozing

Feed & Hay *HAY SALES GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763.

Pets 3 CHIHUAHUA puppies ready to go April 28th. 2 females, 1 male. $500. 250-212-8574 AMERICAN Blue Nose Pit Bulls, both parents UKC registered, puppies c/w UKC registration forms, 3left. $1000 or trade? 250-863-5665 W-Bank ATTENTION DOG OWNERS! New type of service. Is your work or health keeping your best friend locked up all day? Exercise programs & leash training. New clients must be within 15 mns drive from Capri Hotel. Private in home dog care. Kelowna K-9 Services. Call 250-826-6659

KATAMA Custom wood decks, gazebos, fences, trellises, Lic’s/Ins’d. Mike 864-0033 KELOWNA DECK & RAIL. Vinyl, Mod. Flooring, Alum., GlassTopless/Picket878-2483.

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

Tiling

Water Services

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

ON Demand Potable Water Hauling, 2200gal., swimming pool, wellsCall 250-300-4426

Tree Services

Equestrian

Golden Retriever puppies, registered, guaranteed, vet checked, ready May2, $700. call (250)546-4089 Armstrong.

ASAP Tree Srv. Tree removal, pruning/shaping. Free est. Fully insr’d. Kevin, 250-317-7657

Bedding for animals Call Wilf 250-766-1927 or 250-868-1927

Husky Malamute pups, shots, dewormed, family oriented. $400+. 250-770-1417

Window Cleaning BROTHERS Window Cleaning Res., Comm., Gutters, Painting. WCB Ins. 250-317-1029

AUSSIE Shepherd/Border Collie pups, $450. 250-4693678 Chihuahua, male ready to go end of May & 8mth old male $450/ea (250)492-7775 FREE Sharpai Shepard Austrailian Terrier Cross, needs lots of room to run around, very well mannered, good family dog, serious inquiries only. 250-765-5815.

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

PLUMBING

CONSTRUCTION

XCEL PLUMBING

765-6898

Irrigation, Gas Fitting and Drain Cleaning. Commercial, residential and renovations. Service and hot water tanks.

DUMP/TRUCK SERVICES

EXCAVATING

GEMINI BATHS 250-862-6991

LAWN & GARDEN

250.863.1418

CUTTERS LAWNCARE Cutters Lawncare has openings for the

2010 season. Residential and commercial weekly lawn maintenance, spring and fall clean ups, pruning, fertilizing, power raking, aerating. For a free estimate call Grant or Coralee at 250-862-6809

Ph: 250-869-0697 Cell 250-470-9498

RUBBISH REMOVAL

ELECTRICAL

250-765-2789 anytime

YARD CLEAN-UPS RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL OGO-GROW & BARK MULCH DELIVERY APPLIANCE PICK UPS-RECYCLE

Pgr: 250-861-0303 25 Years of Satisfied Customers

RENOVATIONS 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.

REFASHIONING HOMES ENHANCED DESIGNS

Refashioning Homes. Reno’s, 25 yrs. exp. Frank Cseke, fjcseke@shaw.ca 250-766-7123

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

250.718.6718

• Decks • Basements • Bathrooms • Drywall • Ceilings • Painting& Finishing

Residential and Commercial New Construction & Renovations Small Jobs GARTH GRANDO Lic. No. 97059 cell: 215-1646 phone/fax 769-9049

CABINETS 25% OFF

• Design • Supply • Install

MaryAnne’s Kitchen Design

• Free Consultation

• All Countertops Call 250-801-YARD (9273)

250-317-7523

Design Studio • 2810 Benvoulin Rd

HANDYMAN • Interior & Exterior Renovations • Carpentry • Painting • Small Repairs • Pressure Washing

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

TREE REMOVAL

POWER WASHING

IRRIGATION

Commercial Buildings & u/g Parkades, Residential Houses, Driveways Patios, Graffiti Removal. Fully insured & WCB approved. 14 yrs experience. www.okpressurewashing.com

Call Dave 250-491-1336

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

LET ME HELP YOU PURCHASE THE RIGHT PRODUCTS FOR YOUR DECK RENOVATIONS

• Many new options available!

Dan @ 250-864-0771

Call AridDek 250-212-1477

MARINE SERVICES

RENOVATIONS

RED LINE MARINES MOBILE SERVICES

Email: katamacontracting@shaw.ca

redlinemarineservices@gmail.com

250-869-7091

WEST-WIND IRRIGATION

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

at 250-860-0025

250-878-7101 250-470-7360

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

TILING Custom tile setting. Travertine, marble, granite & ceramic. Decks, kitchen, baths. Guaranteed work.

Call 250-870-1009

STUCCO ADDITIONS, RENOVATIONS & OTHER SMALL JOBS 22 years experience Call JASON SEEGER & SON STUCCO

250-801-6931

REAL ESTATE

DISCOVER

Experienced local licensed realtor doing FREE Market Evaluations. Want to know what your property is worth today? Call Kim Waldherr Century 21 Assurance Realty

100 New Business Leads Online This Year, Guaranteed!

250-878-2883

www.solutions-room.com info@solutions-room.com

CONTRACTING

LANDSCAPING

G & S Pro Renovations

35 years experience, many referrals. Kitchen remodels, home additions, custom furniture doors & windows, drywall, painting, decks, siding, bathroom, tiles, hardwood floors.

AFFORDABLE PAINTING

TILE SETTER

250-718-8879

OKANAGAN PRESSURE WASHING

PAINTING

Artistic Ceramics.

FREE ESTIMATES Brush & Tree Removal Reasonable Rates Stan Korzinski 250-808-2447

CONSTRUCTION & RENOVATIONS DECKING CONSULTANT

All Work Guaranteed

Mike @ 250-864-0033

250-317-7773 or visit us at: aspenlandscaping.ca

•Full Landscaping •Rock Retaining Walls •Portable Soil Screener •Excavators & Bobcat Loaders CELL: (250) 979-8033 BUS: (250) 861-1500

& Renovation Services

• Tune-Ups • Summer/Winterizing • Seaworthies • Oil & Fluid Changes All Repairs Completed by Certified Technicians Insured and Licensed•Over 12 yrs. Experience

Licensed & Insured

Book now for landscape projects, retaining walls, aerating, power raking, pruning, etc. Spring cleanup,

EXCAVATING

TREMBLAY’S EXCAVATINGLTD.

Larry’s Handyman

PHONE BOB

Katama Contracting Inc. • Fix leaks • 20 years. experience • Fascia soffit repairs • Downpipes • Re-Slope

Local or Long Distance Polite & Professional

WWW.KELOWNABATHROOMS.COM

Serving the Okanagan

WALKIN BATHTUBS

GUTTER CLEANING

.

Deck & Rail • Excavating • Bobcat • Dump Truck • Foundations • Retaining Walls • Soil • Etc. Delivery - Clean Up. www.ironmule.ca

Call Ian at 250-212-0259

BATHROOM RENOVATIONS

Kelowna

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

Locally owned & operated company supplying & installing walk-in tubs at very affordable prices. Call for free estimate. Ask how to get 10% discount.

LANDSCAPING

ASPEN LANDSCAPING LTD

CONSTRUCTION

Call Clint, 250-575-3839

WALK-IN BATHTUBS

MOVING

North End Moving Services

Weninger In business since 1989 Licensed & insured

TNTTRUCKING

BATHROOMS

GLM ENTERPRISES

CUSTOM FENCES DECK CONSTRUCTION RENOVATIONS

Ask About Our Special!! • Custom Landscaping • Irrigation (installs & service) • Retaining Walls & Patios • Weekly Lawn Maintenance

CALL 250-864-5450

glmenterprises@rogers.blackberry.net

Spring Special on Now! Call 250-763-7114


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Pets

Medical Supplies

$200 & Under

$200 & Under

$300 & Under

Acreage for Sale

Acreage for Sale

LAB PUPPIES - 2 Black female, 1 Yellow male. Purebred non-reg. Dewormed, Vaccinated, Dew Claws removed. $650 ea. Salmon arm 250-833-1813 WHOODLES: (soft coated Wheaton Terrier cross small standard poodle), non-shedding, non-allergenic, family raised, intelligent/easy to train, vet checked, 1st shots, 1yr health guarante 250-838-5500

HD Wheelchair, Walker & Commode, 250-762-3560 New & Used Mobility Scooters, Powerchairs, Lift Chairs, Walkers. Shoprider Dealer. 250-764-7757

2 Eagles tix. $76.50ea. GM Place, Sun May 9th. Row 2, seats 109/110. 250-862-8537 2 Hard Wood End Tables & Coffee table $200.all. 250860-8127 BOW-FLEX Work-out Gym, $200. (250)212-7090 COMMERCIAL overhead insulated garage dr, 10’x10’, $200. 250-317-2434 COMPUTER System, Windows, Internet ready,exc cond, $200. 869-2363 Kelowna DOUBLE Bed $120. (250)8608127 FREEZER, 8cu’, $200. 250707-0873 HARD wood oak tbl & 4 chairs, w/2ext. $165. 860-8127 INSULATION Styrafoam, S/M, 18 2’x8’ sheets, 1 1/2” thick, R7.5, $200. 250-317-2434 KING bed $185. (250)8608127 QUEEN bed $165. (250)8608127

LAZY Boy Recliner, swivel rocker, good cond. $150. 250448-5522. LOVESEAT, blueish black with wood front, never used, $200. 250-765-0063 NEW golf clubs, right hand Prelude Excalibur. $129. Call 250-491-8177 QUEEN Mattress 1yr. old, like new, $125. 250-765-6565

CUISINART Mixer, model SM-55C, 800watt motor. Still in box. $299. 250-768-5110

10 acres with VIEW of lake and CITY of Kelowna - approved for 2 residences - rare offering, 5 miles to downtown! Had 6, now only 3 left - Was $699,000 weekend special only $639,000 for next buyer. Call Will Loudoun 250-4701144 Realty Executives Kelowna.

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.

Garage Sales

Garage Sales

Antiques / Vintage ALLEN’S ANTIQUES - Country Store Collectables and Nostalgia Buy-Sell-Trade 3440 Okanagan St., Armstrong BC. Worth the drive to Armstrong! PHONE: 250-546-0307 WEB www.allensantiques.ca EMAIL - email@allensantiques.ca Jardin’s Estate Jewelry and Antiques is OPEN! Mon-Sat, 10-5, 5221 Hwy 97, Okanagan Falls, 250-497-6733

Appliances 22cu’ Deep freeze & 7cu’ upright freezer. Call 250-7644393 GE. Fridge & Stove ex. cond., $800.obo. Kenmore Washer & Dryer $500.obo. Steam Sauna portable $1600. 778-478-1670

Farm Equipment 2006 Supreme 300 feed mixer wagon, very good condition incl. scale, will consider delivery. $18,000. 780-694-2836.

Food Products Locally grown, governt insp, grain fed Beef. 1/4 & 1/2, $2.65/lbs, CWF 250-546-6494

Free Items 21” Console TV, old. Still good color picture, ex. for spare tv. 250-764-4393 3 sets of cotton curtains, gathered topper attached, white background, for small flower print. Round glass outdr table & 2chairs. 250-860-5899 BACKYARD Timber Play Set, Slide, swings, platform, pirate ladder, you p/u, 250-860-1593 DOUBLE Mattress, clean no tears, Call 250-860-7602 FREE Appliance pick-up, Rads - Batteries. Call Harley 778-821-1317 FREE! Cloth loveseat, decent quality, 1 small hidden tear. 250-764-6135. FREE wheelbarrow, antique fridge & stove. Call 250-7695871 MOVING BOXES WANTED. All shapes and sizes, wardrobe, picture, etc. Will pick up. 250-868-2601. WINE barrel pieces to restore. Call 250-861-7141

Fruit & Vegetables FARM fresh local asparagus. Info at 250-766-2628 ORGANIC honey in exchange for icecream pails. Bill’s Honey Farm, 250-762-8156

Furniture 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 NEW 3-pc Sectional Sofa w/ottoman, In orig. pkg. Worth $1499, Must Sell $899 250550-6647 can deliver WOOD dining room table, 38”W x 54” - 72”L, 2 chrs, 2 arm chrs, dark brown padded vinyl, asking $800 cash obo. 250-763-2787 eves after 5pm.

Heavy Duty Machinery 1981 Ford single axle dumptruck, certified, new clutch & breaks, new front tires, GVW 14,500kg. $7500. Call Roger, 250-718-8283

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2009 Dual axle trailer, 7 ton flatdeck, used 4mos, $4950. Call Roger, 250-718-8283 ‘88 Western Star, certified, new rubber, good shape, $25,000. Call 250-484-5120

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Misc. for Sale A-STEEL Shipping Containers Super Sale On NowNew/Used/Damaged. BEST PRICES. 20,’24,’40,’45,’48,53’.Insulated Reefer Containers 20’40’48’. CHEAP 40’ Farmers Specials all under $2,100! Semi Trailers for hiway & storage. We are Overstocked, Delivery BC & AB 1-866-528-7108 Call 24 hours. Dahlias Toobers, mixed colors, 10 for $10 per bag. (250)545-9747 DO YOU NEED LARGE AMOUNTS OF FREE FILL? no trucking charge 250-307-3839 Dacron Enterprises LTD. FAR-INFRARED SAUNAS: Demo Blowout Models starting at $599. FREE Shipping, setup. FREE Trials. Showroom 1888-239-9999 Kelowna. www.SOLARUSsauna.com GARMIN GPS System, 149OT model, bluetooth wireless technology. Brand new, sell for $250 obo. 250-862-3530 HOT Tub & Gazebo $3000. Or Gazebo alone $2000. Peachland 1-250-767-2714 HUNTING Rifle, 7mm Browning semi auto w/leopold scope, vari - 30.5x10 (lifetime warrenty) Sell for $1500 obo. Call 250-707-0664 LIVING Rm. suite, Bdrm suite, Fridge, Lawnmower, Rototiller, Snowblower & more 769-5430

$300 & Under 24” FRIDGE & stove, $250. 250-860-8127. 26” Radial arm drill press, used twice, $215. 250-8619292 CENTRAL Vacuum w/attachments, $299. Will install. 250762-3468, 250-869-2947 COMPUTER LAPTOP, Windows, wireless, excellent cond, $300.869-2363 Kelowna FRIDGE and stove, $299/both. (250)860-8127.

HARDWOOD dining tbl & leaf, 5chairs, buffet & hutch. $300. 250-807-2972 Peter PATIO Table, 6chairs, case lounge, umbrella & stand, 2 ft stools. $275. 250-707-0873 USED heavy duty shelving, 84”Hx36”Dx144”L. 3 levels, $210. 250-861-9292 WASHER & Dryer $225/both. (250)860-8127.

$400 & Under DINING Rm. table w/6 chairs $350. good condition 250-4485522

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SHUSWAP RIVER FRONT 11.3 acres w/shop $400,000. 1985 house on 22.5 acres $799,000. 15.9 acres $400,000. Water and services. 250-838-7660.

5.5 acres flatland, fully serviced, pics at monashee-recreation.com. Arrow Lakes area. 250-269-7328 BUILDER! RM1 lot w/2 houses. Can be 4 units. $597K. MLS 10006616 Grant Sundance Realty 250-862-6436 COURT order sale. 10 acres, house, barn w/suite, shop, Oyama. MLS 10004781 Grant Sundance Realty 250-8626436

Apt/Condos for Sale 2BD. 1ba. Only $154,900. Top flr. crnr. unit. view, 304150 Scarboro Rd. 898sf. Jessica Levy, Prudential 4700264, www.jessicalevy.ca

RIVERFRONT property, Beaverdell. 3.2 acres. hydro & water. $199,000. 250-484-5120

OWNER will pay maintenance for 1 full year! 1bd Condo COMPLETELY REMODELED - LIKE NEW! Asking $134,000. Call Will Loudoun 250-4701144 Realty Executives Kelowna.

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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 250860-1958 MOVING BOXES WANTED. All shapes and sizes, wardrobe, picture, etc. Will pick up. 250-868-2601. WANTED: older full size pu truck (80’s). 1200sq’ galvanized roofing. wood fencing. Doors & windows, kitchen cupboards, patio swing w/cover. Rototiller. All in good cond. for non profit society. Please call 250-808-1638 (Liz)

Musical Instruments PIANOS Warehouse Sale @ Moir Pianos. STEINWAY, HEINTZMAN, YAMAHA and more !! Priced to Sell !! Call Richard @ 764-8800

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$100 & Under 12’X11’ Carpet, assorted, $90. Call 860-8127. 27” Sony TV, $50. 250-7070873 2 Night tables $75/both. (250)860-8127 BEAUTIFUL Mirrors with frames, assorted, $40. 250-860-8127.

DEWALT 18 volt cordless drill, charger, battery charger & case. $100. 250-317-2434 ELIPTICAL Workout Machine $100. (250)212-7090 Gas weed eater, TE 450 CXL. $75. 250-765-9353 HARDWOOD Coffee table $55. 1 (250)860-8127 HEAVY Duty wheel barrow, $95. 250-861-9292 INSULATION, styrafoam, S/M 8 2’x8’ sheets, 1 1/2” thick, R7.5, $100. 250-317-2434 MICROWAVE, panasonic. $50. 250-707-0873 PATIO Set, lounge, 2 chairs w/cushions. $100 obo. 250765-9353 QUEEN Pillowtop Mattress, clean, no stains, like new. $100. 250-762-3920 SINGLE Bed $100. (250)8608127 SOFA table with thick glass, $65. 250-860-8127. UPRIGHT Organ, 2man. pedals elect. Organ w/bench & stereo hdph’s. $100. 862-2862

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Apt/Condos for Sale #332 - 2330 BUTT RD

3bd, 3bth, full bsmt, 1/2 finished. 3rm suite in bsmt. On waterway. Lease paid. 1512sq’ main flr. Call 250-768-6947 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.

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Commercial/ Industrial Property NEW LISTING. Core commercial downtown Kelowna Cawston/St Paul near Prospera. Corner lot, 110 x 150’. Great potential. Asking $1.39 m. Owner will look at offers. Call Will Loudoun 250-470-1144 Realty Executives Kelowna.

Farms 16 acre Hobby farm, mobile home w/view of Monte Lake, paddocks/shelters for horses and outbuildings.$499,000. obo. 250-375-0061.

For Sale By Owner 1/2 DUPLEX, 3bdrm w/suite, garage, priv yard, appl incl, close to schools, pool. Asking $349,900. 250-862-1428.

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1996 Enderby home, 2000sqft, 3bdrm 3bath, .17acre, many extras, Must see! Reduced $349,900 250-308-9882. AWESOME LAKEVIEW. Dbl wide modular, 2bd, carport, 2decks, 10x30 workshop, 5appl, gas FP, 55+, pets ok. $95,000. 250-768-7124 DILWORTH MTN. ESTATES www.2108.ca $699,000.00 House on acreage, owner financing, 4bdrm, 3bath on 4acres near Enderby w/fruit & berries, pasture & horse shelter, owner will take property or RV etc. in trade as part down. $449,000. (250)838-0509, 250-309-1506 SANDLEWOOD. 350-550 Yates Rd. Bright, immacualte, home backing onto waterscape, 2bd, 2fl bth, 1431sq’, sngl car gar., $344,900. Call 250-860-1479

PRIV.setting w/large covered deck, large loft master bdrm w/ensuite/jetted tub, 3bdrms, 2 full bathrooms, large family room, open floor plan w/vaulted ceilings. 4125 Highland Park Cres. Armstrong. Asking $324,800. 250-542-0064, 250260-0342. 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.

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Houses For Sale 310 Madsen Rd. 4bd, 3bth, suitable. Open House Sunday’s. $399,500. Mel Lemky, Royal Lepage, 250-215-5185 4BD. 2ba. Fixer Upper w/big yard, ONLY $264,900. For a Free List of Foreclosures & Fixer Uppers call Lloyd @ MacDonald Realty 215-5607 KelownaDistressSale.info BLOW OUT! Was $369,000 TODAY, $299,000 NEW HOME! You own the lot! Know someone who wants a deal? They buy it - I WILL PAY YOU $500. VACANT 2bd, 3bth bsmt home at #88-1750 Lenz Rd, West Kelowna. Call today, Will Loudoun 250-470-1144 Realty Executives Kelowna. EXP local lic’d Realtor doing FREE Market Evaluation. Kim, Century 21 250-878-2883

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MORTGAGES LOW RATES. 5YR. 4.54% VARIABLE 1.75% Trish at 250-470-8324 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.

2BD, 2bth beautiful condo for rent, 1100sq’, 5appls, gas FP, ug prking, deck & terrace, NS, NP. Close to UBCO. Availablity neg. 1yr lease. $1200 +utils. 250-765-9732 2BD. DT area, Clean top flr. crner unit, covr’d. prkng., June 1 or sooner. NP, NS. $950. Keith @ 250-862-7425 2BD Lakeview corner suite, Westbank. XL Wrap around sundeck, upgraded. $1490 incl utils. 250-859-1300 2BD lakeview in Winfield, priv ent/deck, new reno/appl, lndry rm, AC, NS, NP. $850 incl utils/cbl/int. 250-547-6624 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) 2BD. Senior’s apt. quiet cls. to DT, 3appl, heat, hotwater, drapes, ac, sec. prkng w/video survillience, onsite mgr., safe & secure, ns, np, $785. 8606548 3BD, 2bth, Cosco area, $1550/mnth + hydro, ug prking avail, $30/stall. NP. Avail May 1. 250-869-9788 BARONA Beach, 2Bd, 2 full Bth., fully furn’d, u/g parking, o/d hot tub & pool, also boat stall for extra. $1400. incl. utils/cbl. 250-718-9118 BRAND New 1bd. +den, cent. loc., all appl., utils. incl. $900. 250-878-3187 leave message BRAND new fully furn’d 1bd, den, 2bth at Mode. 1050sq’, ug prking. #3-1550 Dickson Ave. $1500. 250-826-2002 LRG condo, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 1310sq’, 5 appl, ns, secure, quiet building, N. Glenmore. $1350/mo + utils. Ref’s, pet neg, June 1. 250-878-9552 NEAR Capri Mall. Senior orientated building. NP, lndry, 1bdrm+den, $770. 979-2771 THE Verve. Glenmore, 2bd, 2th+den, 1300sq’, ideal for roommates, inste WD, ug prking, pool & beach volleyball on bus route to UBCO, NS, NP, $1300+dd + utils & ref’s req’d. Call 250-762-2785

Homes Wanted I Buy Houses, cash, any price, any condition.We also lease homes. 250-826-3311 WANTED: Condo to buy, max. $135,000. Central Kel. area. No Agents pls., 250-808-0830

Lots 2+ Acres on Wason Lake w/full services, mins from 100 Mile House. $179,500. Call 250-768-1481 EXCEPTIONAL LAKEVIEW Lots from $160,000. Also; 1 panoramic 3 acre parcel. Owner financing. 250-307-2558 www.orlandoprojects.com KIRSCHNER MOUNTAIN Large Building Lots from

$180,000.

~ Spectacular Views. Bring Your Own Builder. Close to All Amenities. 250-862-0895 www.kirschnermountain.com LUMBY: 3 view lots on new subdivision (Schunter Drive) Lot 2: $115,000 + GST. Lot 3: $120,000 + GST. Lot 4: $125,000 + GST. Call Mike 250-547-9402, 250-309-1042 MOVE to the Upper East Side, lot for sale by owner, city & lake views, large building platform, asking $275,000. Call 250-859-3510, 250-451-9162

Mobile Homes & Parks 1993 12x60, 2-bdrm mobile home, skylights in kitchen & bath, $49,000 (250)547-2025 55+ Park. Cozy dbl wide, 2bd+ den, lg. tree’d lot, new energy saver furnace, 6 new appl, wood fp., cent. air, many features, must see. 250-491-5010 DBL wide Mobile Home. Mission. 2bd, 1.5bth, carport, 10x20 workshop, 4 appl, 55+, NP. $88,500. 250-860-6328 NEW MODULAR HOMES 1835 Westside Road South 250-317-5504 www. KelownaAffordableHomes.net

Open Houses #311-565 YATES RD. Open house from 1-3pm Sun. May 2. 2Bd. 2ba. Townhouse in Gated Comm. $465,000. Kara Sangha, Realty Executives.

Recreational LAKESHORE - 1/2 acre on Okanagan lake off Westside Road south of Fintry. Legal dock, Water rights, 2 small cabins. $800K 250-768-1168

Townhouses NEW MODULAR HOMES 1835 Westside Road South 250-317-5504 www. KelownaAffordableHomes.net

Acreage 8 acres for rent. Certified organic, irrigated, flat. Black Rd. 250-765-2292

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1BD & 2BD., $780 - $1195, www.thepaliasade.ca, (250)762-3455 1BD, 2nd. flr., bright & spacious, 700sf., $850 incl util., NS. Westbank, 250-768-9083 1BD FURNISHED, Spacious, clean, Secure, sunrm, 2ba., 6appl., u/g prkng, ns, np, $1250. incl. pwr., June 1stDec 31st. Call 250-491-4464 1BD or 2bd, avail immed. Quiet, secured, updated building located in DT area. Walking dist to shopping. Cultural District, Waterfront Park, bus route. Incl FS, DW. Building amenities include beautiful landscaped courtyard, laundry room & covered secure prking. Price starts at $800. Ask about signing bonus avail for Mar/Apr. Contact Jagoda for more info at 250-762-0571 2BD. 2ba. Legacy, corner grd., all appl., np, ns, $1100.mo Avail. May 1, 250-491-2442 2BD. apartment, Spacious, close to Capri Mall, NS, NP, 1yr lease, avail immed. incl heat. 250-763-6600

Commercial/ Industrial 1/2 - 4 acre serviced, fenced industrial lots for lease. Light, heavy or industrial use including auto wrecker & storage. 7000sq’ serviced coverall shelter for storage or workspace or build to suit. Westbank Industrial Park. 250-769-7424 900SF Warehouse, with 600sf. mezzanine & 12’x20’ overhead door, incl. 10’x20’ fnc’d. area, avail June 1 2010, $1050/mo. +taxes. Call 250-258-6566 FOR lease, Commercial Dr. 1600sq’ Wharehouse & Offices, lrg overhead door, avail June 1. Call 250-868-4808 HWY 97N for lease 1acre of Industrial compounded yard, 250-765-3295 - 250-860-5239 OUTDOOR storage spaces, fenced yard, N. Kelowna. All sizes. 250-862-6625 Shop for rent in Vernon 1250 sqft. Roll up door, gas heat Comes with or without paint booth. Lots of parking $900/mo util. 250-549-4500 WAREHOUSE for rent on Cary Rd. 5000sq’, $7.50/sq’. + triple net charges. Incl reception area, lunch rm & approx 1500sq’ office space. Call 250868-2625, 250-212-1491 to view, inquire or lv msg.

Duplex / 4 Plex 2BD. Rutland 4-plex, sm. pet ok, $800. +utils., rental ref’s. req’d., 2591 Hwy. 97 by Office Depot, 250-765-5578 4-PLEX in Orchard, 1 unit 2bd. Avail. May 1. $800mo. incl. utils, +dd. 863-3797, 860-9737 COSCO/ Springvalley area, 2000sq’, reno’d, SxS. 4bd, 2bth incl bsmt, DW, AC, fenc’d $1350+utils. NS, Ndrinking, NP, June1.Eves 250-763-5217 KEL. N. nr. Downtown 1200 sqft. newer 1Bd. 1.5ba, skylights, 6appl., 1car gar., $1300. NS, NP, DD. 868-7677

Homes for Rent 1 Blk. from Beach Avail. June 1st, 3Bd+den, 2 bth, 5appl, No parties, NS, NP, $1200. +utils+DD 250-868-7214 2BD for pet & nature lovers, S. Rutland, 1400sf of newer home, garden patio, F/S/W/D, C/Air, $1100/mo or $1050/1yr lease incl util, PETs neg: 250-765-2667


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Homes for Rent 2BD. Older, no bsmt. on McKay Ave., S. Pandosy area. Avail. Immed., appl. incl., $900.mo utils extra, 712-2443 2-BEDROOM, 4-Appliances, Patio, Garage, Pet OK, $1200 OR 3-Bedroom, 6-Appliances, Patio, Garage, Pet OK, $1400. 250-860-1961 Register Online www.cdnhomefinders.ca 3BD. 1ba Main flr, dw, ac, pets neg. view, quiet area, all utils incl. $1500. 250-807-2269 3BD, full main flr of house, Westbank, new reno’s, carpet & paint, lrg priv & fenced yard, $1095. May 1. 250-768-4383 3BD. Lwr. Glenrosa, f/s, dw, cent vac, cent air, grge, ns, np, $1200. & $1300.+dd,768-7415 55+ Park, close to beach & shopping, Mission area, 2bd manufactured home, WD, FS, DW, $725-$1100+dd. Small pets. 250-763-2878 6bd, 4bth, 3 storey house, dbl garage, city/lake view. Ellison area. Ndogs. $2100+utils. May 1st. 250-869-2186 NEW MODULAR HOMES 1835 Westside Road South 250-317-5504 www. KelownaAffordableHomes.net RENT TO OWN: Min. $5000 deposit. 2 bed mobile homeWinfield-$1200/month; 1.5 bed @Waterscapes- $1400/month. www.ezproperties.ca 250-8690637 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

Office/Retail FOR lease. 550sq’ office space, priv ent & bthrm, lease holds done, KLO Rd & Benvoilin area. Call 250-470-2619

Office/Retail FOR lease, 3rd flr, prime propfessional office space in South Pandosy Business District. 3121sq’, client/staff prking incl. C4 zoning located close to all amens. Bright offices, patio, view. Ready for occupancy. Contact, 250-712-2443 for details. HWY 97 North, 1800-2800sf’ of retail, 2100sq’ of Office/Retail for lease. Rutland area 250-765- 3295, 250-860-5239

Recreation EXPLORE in style! 2010 towables & motorhomes for rent from just $582/wk! Call Kelowna Truck & RV today @ 250-769-1000. KALAMALKA LK. Seasonal camping lot for rent. Tween Lk Resort. 780-462-6052.

Rooms for Rent 1FURN’D rm avail for student in family home in Rutland. Close to amens, bus stop & UBCO. Everything incl, Sat, WL int. $500. 250-491-2003 1 FURN’D. Rm. DT area, cbl. & w/d, quiet, mo or wkly., avail. immed. 250-862-9223 2BD. Fully furn’d, steps to KLO campus, $900. 2 persons share@ $500.ea incl. internet & cable. 250-769-6482 ALL Comforts of Home, mo. & wkly, Furn’d. DT core & others, Kit, dishes, w/d, 250-861-5757 BEST Central Location DT. Nice furn’d rms on Bertram St. Steps to the Legion. 861-5757 FURN Bdrm, sep ent, shr ktn, bth, lndry, BBQ, HTub util incl $150DD $525 765-0746 MISSION Creek, furn’d bdrm, 200 chan dig cbl, full bth, kit., WD, close to amens, $650. Call 250-864-4001

Rooms for Rent PERFECT set-up for June 1st. 2 lrg rms for rent in a 1700sq’ rec rm. Priv bth, Kettle Valley area, close to bus, $600. Share kit & lndry. Call H)250764-1294, W)250-763-7327

Senior Assisted Living KEEP Independence and get care. Privy. bdrm. w/cbl. & ph., 3 homecooked meals & snacks, housekeeping & laundry. Meds monitored, CPR & 1st Aide Cert. Male pref. $1250. 317-3341 or 762-5321

Shared Accommodation 1BD furn’d’/unfurn’d. WL int, lndry, prking, TV, must be responsible. 250-718-9057 2BD bsmt suite toshare. NS, NP. $490. 250-826-1199 NEW House, furn’d rms, near UBCO, (Quail Ridge) need vehicle. Mature female. $500$550. Call 250-491-8177, 250215-1073 Private bdrm semi-pri bth, quiet person, $475-$500, everything incl1-888-492-2543

Suites, Lower 1300sq’ 2bd, 5appl, jetted tub, pool, utils, Sat incl. Lakeview Heights. NS, NP. Ref’s req’d. $1100. 250-769-7107 1BD Big, n/p, n/s. Incls appls.. w/d, cable. $650/mo. Immed. Glenmore, 250-864-8989 1BD, BRIGHT Modern Suite, Glenmore. Furnished (opt), 5 Appliances, digital cable - w/ internet - utilities incl. absolutely NS, NP. Quiet single/ prof. $800/mo. Tel: 762-9258 1BD +den $725. Upper Miss., nice priv lvl entry, newer hm, w/d, quiet prof. 250-979-8586

Suites, Lower 1BD+den. newly reno’d., new appl. ns, pet neg., $950. utils incl., cls. to Miss. Crk. Pk. May 16. 250-868-1533 for appt. 1 bdrm suite, 1091 Shell Crt, $750. No pets. Avail May 1. 250-826-4080 1BD suite, $750 incl utils, Rutland N area, avail asap. Call 250-807-7864 1BD suite, N. Rutland, sep ent., ground level, wood floors, cable, A/C, close to bus/UBC. NS, NP. $700 utils included. Avail May 1 Call 250-491-3935 1BD. Utils. incl., ns, np, 5appl., walk to all amens., working person only, $700. 769-1678 1BD view suite, immaculate, new reno, WD, NP, NS, Dilworth Mnt. $850 incl utils. Call 250-448-9500 2BD. 1300sf. Avail. May 15, w/d, nprtys, np, Old Glenmore, quiet st., rent neg. 826-2788 2BD, 1bth downtwn, bright, lev ent., just reno’d suite. FS, shed, shr’d lndry, NS, NP, Nparty’s. Mature quiet wrking person or couple. $895 utils incl. 250-762-8810 aft 4pm. 2BD bsmt suite. Springvalley area, WD, FS, corner lot, shr’d utils, prking. (250)868-9059 2BD+den, WD, FS, sep ent., brand new, spacious. Avail May 15/June 1. 250-864-3526 2BD. HOSP. area. Nice priv. lev. ent., lndry, quiet person or cple. NS. $900. 250-979-8586 2BD. LAKESHORE: W-Kel., dbl. grge. hottub, gym, pool, int/sat.$1500.incl-util 863-1544 2BD lower lvl suite, utils incl, NParties, NS, NP, near shopping & bus, quiet area, extreme wl int avail. Area of Rutland . Lndry HU’s. $950, dd req’d. May 1. 250-765-2931 2BD lrg suite, N. Kelowna, NS, NP, $825+utils. 250-864-6281 or 250-864-6282

Suites, Lower 2BD New,bright,Secure, quiet, W-Kel. Nr. amens, 5appl, sat, priv w/d, prkg, ent & patio, ns/np, nprty. Wrkg. Refs. Avail. $995incl. utils 769-4168 2 BDRM bsmt suite, NS, NP, No Partying, close to UBCO & bus stops. $900/mth incl utils, DD req’d. 778-753-1356 or 250-863-3712 2-bdrm + large extra room, Latta Rd, Kelowna, W/D, D/W, a/c, newly reno’d, large yard, pets or children ok, util incl, $1150 (250)862-1181 2BDRM suite, Gerstmar, no laundry, NP, NS, $600 plus utils. 250-575-6502. 2BD. Winfield, lkview, bright, ns, np, fp, 6appl, sing/prof. cpl, $950. May 1, 250-317-2279 2bd w/o grnd lvl, great lake view, deck, pool, avail May 1st. $1200+ utils. Also 1bd avail. 250-769-9038 qizhangsun@gmail.com 3BD. W-Bank, newly reno’d, sep. ent., wd, f/s, gas fp, ns, cat?, quiet, mature persons, Mar1, $975 incl.util 212-5209 693 Mayfair Crt. 1bd suite, ground level, NP, NS, Nparties, avail now. $850 all incl. Every month inspection. Call 250-765-4594, 250-317-4015 ACREAGE. 1-Bedroom, 4-Appliances, Patio, Carport, $800 Including Utilities OR 2Bedroom, 4-Appliances, Patio, Cat OK, $850. 250-860-1961 Register Online www.cdnhomefinders.ca AFFORD furn suite, student, working, older person. Care for cat? Wstbnk. 768-9512. AVAIL June 1. Lower level 1 bdrm suite on acreage in Belgo area. Bright & clean. Incl fridge, stove, washer & dryer. Utils incl. NP, NS. May work into property care taker position. $700. 250-491-0303. AVAIL. Now. Bachelor suite, KLO area, util/cable incl. share bathrm., np, ns, $570/mo. +DD. 250-317-2325. AWESOME Upper Mission. Ideal fr single employed person or student. Shr’d ent & lndry. All utils incl. $800. Call 778-477-5007 BACHELOR suite, $625+utils. Small legal suite in w/o bsmt, suitable for 1person, NS, Nparties, Ndrugs, NP. Prefer quiet, clean honest person. Fully fun’d in Upper Mission. May 1. Ken, 250-212-9588 BEAUTIFUL view- 1 bdrm suite in Peachland, May 1. $750 incl utils, cbl, int, w/d, prkg. NS, NP. Info & pics at www.rjt.ca/suite 250-767-6330 BLACK Mtn. view of lake, city & Mtn., in new walk-out, 1bd., lg. deck, prkng, 6appl., utils. incl., $850.mo. ns/np, mature 55+, 250-491-3268, 878-1983 GLENMORE Walk-out, 1Bd., f/s, single quiet only, nprtys, cat ok, all utils/sat incl. $725.mo. Avail. May 1. 250212-7090 LEGAL 2bd, Rutland, grnd-lvl, priv ent., newer house on bus rt w/prking. Inste WD, central vac., sep hot water tank, May 1st. $925. 250-765-4210 LG. 1Bd. bsmt. ste. in Ellison, f/s, w/d, utils/water incl’d., sing. working person w/car, np, ns, $750mo. 491-9398, 215-4665 May 1. 2bd bsmt suite. Incl cbl, FS, WD & micro, prking for 1, utils neg., NS, ND, NP, NP. $950+ dd. 250-448-9904

Suites, Upper 1700SF. Main flr. 4yr. old hm. N. Glenmore, 3Bd. 2ba. ns, np, ac, all appl., patio, ex. prkng, walking dist. to schools/shops, prof. cpl. desired. bsmt. not incl., $1600. incl. utils. May1, 250-859-0857 2BD. 1.5ba. np, ns, $1100. incl. utils., Ref’s. req’d., Avail. now, Ph Tes to view 868-8887 2BD. 3rd. flr., duplex ste. in heritage hm. nr. hosp. Priv. ent. deck, carprt, W/D, F/S, $975.mo. +utils. NS, NP, Refs. req’d., 250-763-3275 2BD spaciouse main flr, Capri area, lndry, carport, shed, 5appl, sm pet ok, ref req’d, $1300 INCLUDES UTILS. Call 250-718-8504 2BD. Top flr., bright, clean, a/c, lots of prkng., w/d, sundeck, Springvalley area, Avail. Apr. 1, NS, NP, quiet cpl. down., $1050.incl. utils., call Steve 250-859-6791 ELLIOT Apartments. Small, quiet Bachelor located between DT & Hospital. $640$720 incl utils. 250-868-0125

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MODERN furn’d bachelor suite, small but cozy, suitable for student only, NS, Nparties, NP. Utils incl. $600. For more info call 250-860-2031 Avail. Now.

2002 Chevy Impala, 4dr., V6 auto, ac, tilt, cruise, ps, pw, cd, pm, pl, $4900. ph448-1753 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe, 4cyl, 5spd, running boards, 118, 000k, $9,800. Call 250-7655559 2004 Z06 Corvette, six speed, 405 hp, very clean, 22,000 kms, $42,500 250-542-8317. 2008 Chev Cobalt, 2dr, auto, full load, sunroof, 30,000kms, exc.cond $9500 250-545-8502

Townhouses 2BD. Recently reno’d., nr. Plaza 33, kid & pet friendly, $1090/mo., 250-870-7172 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 1974 MGB, collector plates, must see! $7900. (250)3089277

Auto Accessories/Parts 350 V8 motor, salvage 2005 GMC Savana, 45K, incl tranny/exhaust. $1100. 250-8614255 Brian/Birk

Cars - Sports & Imports 1981 280ZX Loaded!!! T-Tops $2000. obo. 250-762-6262 or 250-317-6262 1991 Mercedes Benz 300E 161K in exc. cond. asking $6000. Jerry 250-542-4440 1999 Toyota Tercel, well maintained, great gas mileage, $4995 obo. 250-503-5244. 2004 Acura TL, full load, leather, roof, dealer serviced. $15,750 OBO (250)545-6396 2005 Acura EL, silver, 4dr, sunroof, heated leather seats, climate control, 53,000kms, manual, all serviced at Acura. $12,950. 250-309-4920.

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ASST Tires. 205-60-15 $250, 19575-14 $195, 185-70-13 $190, 18570-14. 250-860-8127

Hood for ‘55 Chev with Bird & Emblem, $1200 250-5428317. LYLE’’S TOWING Free removal of unwanted vehicles. Pay up to $1000 for good vehicles. Lots of used parts for sale. 765-8537

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144A Old Vernon Rd 491-8570 1993 Suzuki Katana, GSX, 750F, clean, 37K, new chain, sprocket, tires, garage stored, $3500 250-558-7066 1998 Harley Davidson FXDL, loaded, mint cond, lady owned, 36,000kms, $9800 250-308-2185. 1999 Yamaha V-Star 650, pristine cond. 17,000 miles, extras $3900. 250-503-4685 2004 Kawi Ninja 636, custom exhaust, & fuel chip, $5992. 250-379-2603, 250-308-0022 2005 Harley-Davidson. Model - FLHRCI. To arrange for viewing pls. call Associated Bailiffs at 250-860-3132 2007 BMW F800S, 1350kms, $8500. 2002 BMW R1150 RT 8600kms, $12,000 250-5426040 $AVE E-SCOOTER $ALE *Brand New* E-Scooters $779 Kids Dirtbike/ATV Start@$249 Adult@$1499 Buggy,UTV,etc www.KDMSports.com 1-866-203-0906/250-863-1123 LEARN to ride from the most experienced instructors in the BC interior. Small class size; courses start every two weeks. Use our bike for the road test at no extra charge. www.vtwinokanagan.ca or 250-764-7075

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Off Road Vehicles 2008 Honda Rubicon, 376k’s w/warn winch, ramp, snow blade, twist throttle, heated grips, Swamp Fox tires, gun & bow racks, chainsaw holster, service manual $9800. 250558-7357.

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HUGE BLOW-OUT SALE! MAY 1ST - MAY 8TH BIKES, ATV’S, SCOOTERS ALL ‘09 STOCK MUST GO! CHEAP GEAR, TOO!

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1981 Vanguard Camper, 10’8, good shape, toilet & shower, queen bed, lots of storage, $3000 obo. 250-558-4867. 2000 Corsaire 28.5’ 5th wheel, 1owner, NS, NP, excl cond., $16,500. 250-768-1481


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1985 PaceArrow 35’, rblt 454, exc tires, slps 6, twin beds, solar 1500W Inverter, exc shapeupdates. Worth a look. $15,900 obo. 250-769-5243. 1988 Vangaurd 28’ MH. 350 Ford chassis. Only 46,000 kms. New fridge, starter & tires, canopy, dual air, power plant. Very clean, sleeps 6. 14mpg on hwy. 250-860-4102. $14,000 obo 1990 Corsair 27’ MH, 96,000kms, runs on gas or propane, 2 solar cells, twin beds, very comfortable rig. $15,500. 250-547-2308. 1993 25.5’ Terry 5th Wheel, c/w slide, clean, Asking $9500 OBO, sell with 2000 GMC Sierra, 4x4, 2500 Crew-cab, 5.7L, low mileage, $23,000 pkg obo (250)545-4039 1994 Sandpiper 5th wheel, 24’, micro, air, lrg fridge, new brakes, bearings, springs & awning. Excellent cond., $4995. Call 250-861-3194 1995 Flair Class A 25’ GM 454 under 100,000k’s, rebuilt tranny, new Michelin tires, 4000 gen., trojan batteries, 2000 Prace inverter, 2 Simmons solar panels, Blue Ox towing hitch. Too many options to mention. $24,900 obo. Call 250-769-2158 1997 40ft MONACO DYNASTY - 325 Cummins engine, 7500 quiet Cummins diesel generator, One slide (kitchen and living room), Stereo wired throughout. One owner - good maintenance. Asking price $84,000obo. NO GST Please phone 250-550-4408 and ask for Peter. 2001 Dutchman Class C 22’ motorhome, tires, brakes, battery- like new, exc. cond. 77,200k $23,900. 250-546-6667 2003 29.5’ Hitchhiker 5th wheel, 2 slides, queen bed, shower, large windows, immac cond $21,500. (250)549-3339 2003 Roadtrek 190 Popular, twin bds., 3 pass. seats, toilet, shower, f/s, mcrwve, awning, ac, 130ks, $25,000. 765-4236 2005 22’ Class “C” MH, 40,000m., ex. shape, ns, np, loaded, $38,900obo. 869-1464 2005 298BHS Jayco Travel Trailer, large slide, sleeps-7, bunk beds, a/c, heat, cable, satellite hook up, CD, DVD, stereo, day/night shades, full width storage front & back. Excellent Condition $21,500 obo. 250-308-9438. 2007 Montana 3400 RL 5th wheel, fully loaded, incl lrg kit., FP, onboard 3600 wa Onan gen. Unit is in exc cond. 2008 Ford F350 crew cab, King Ranch, 1 ton dually, diesel, fully loaded and then some, only 44,000kms. Will sell 5th wheel sep. To view pls call 250-8696594 2008 COUGAR 243RKS trailer & 2008 Chev Silverado 2500HD Classic duramax diesel. Like new condition. Rear kitchen, livingroom slide, 24’ trailer with upgraded queen bed, WeberQ200 bbq, other extras. Truck fully loaded crew cab, leather, spray in box liner, rollup cover, step bars, sun roof, bose sound, remote start, Kenwood system with satellite radio and Nav system. Only 35,161km. Package $59,900. Call 250-762-4306 2008 Eagle Cap Camper, 8.5’ w/slide out. Lrg fridge, elec jacks, awnings, lrg bth w/ shower, new cond. $22,500. 250-765-5156 If you are looking for a great MH, don’t miss this one. 2000 40’Damon Escape, Cummings diesel, Allison 6spd, auto tranny, 14’ slide, fully loaded. $65,000 obo. 250-545-0790 NO REASONABLE OFFER REFUSED. 2008 33’ Legends, 3 slides, like new, paid over $50,000, asking $32,900. Call 250-861-8856, 250-764-4415

2003 Polaris Vertical Escape 159 track. Piped. Good condition. 1550 miles $4999. 250 814-0055

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The Estate of FRANCES EDNA CHMILAR, also known as FRANCES CHMILAR, deceased, formerly of #208-255 Aurora Crescent, Kelowna, British Columbia. Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of FRANCES EDNA CHMILAR, also known as FRANCES CHMILAR, are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executrix, Lesley May Chmilar, in care of her solicitors, Benson Salloum Watts LLP, 270 Highway 33 W., Kelowna, British Columbia, V1X 1X7, Attention: Rose Shawlee, on or before June 2, 2010, after which date the Execetrix will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executrix then has notice.

Sport Utility Vehicle 1998 Jimmy SLT, 4dr., V6 auto, leather, ac/tilt/cruise, pw, ps, loaded, $5500. 448-1753 2004 Porsche Cayenne S, AWD SUV, Mint condition, 91,000kms, all service records, white ext, new tires, 19”rims, Sunroof, $29,999. Ph. 250-938-0913

Trucks & Vans 1997 Ford F250, 4x4, ex. cab, longbox, matching canopy, 5.8L, 3spd. auto, 176k’s, $7300obo. 250-470-1075 2001 Ford Ranger, 6 cyl, 5 spd, 2wd, reg cab, immaculate 109kms, cd, $6,450. 250-9381419 2002 Dodge Ram 3500 cargo van, fully equipped, good cond. $6500. 250-306-5362. 2002 Ford Windstar, 6cyl, auto, fully loaded, 160K, excl cond., $3750. 250-768-4002 2003 Ford diesel F250 S/D, 4x4, auto, 200k, loaded, good cond. $10,500. 250-308-2225. 2004 Safari Cargo Van, Excellent condition, Dexion Shelving in back, Removable Headache rack, pwr. locks, AC, remote start, am/fm/cd player, original owner, 98,000kms., $9500.obo, Local 250-878-9985 2005 Grand Caravan, sto-andgo, mags, loaded, a/c-f/r, abs, 94K, $10,500. 250-260-1978 2007 PU truck, Toyota Tundra, 4x2, 18,350k, ex. cond, bought $21,000. Sacrific @ $16,000. 250-860-0850, 250-469-3254 OLD BEATER Ford 1994 4x4, totally rebuilt, everything new, except body, $3200 obo. (250)549-7359

Utility Trailers 16’ Enclosed Trailer, side drs., electric brakes, lights, 14” tires, 3500lb. axles, 768-0856 2000 10’ Royal Cargo trailer, single axle, elec brakes, new tires, rear barn door. $3000 obo. 250-765-5156 26’ Storage trailer, good shape, $1600. 250-861-9292 TIP Deck, tailgate ramp, folddown solid walls, multi-purpose for details 250-768-1296

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1989 18’ Malibu, 4.3 V4 motor bowrider on EZ Loader trailer. $7200. 250-546-3675. 1993 230 Sea Ray Sundancer, express cruiser, tandem trailer, 480hrs on 5L merc cruiser, sleeps 4, extremely well-maintained and clean, all records, $22,500obo, (250)276-6213 2006 Tahoe Q8i, 22’, incl merc 350 mag HO, low hrs, bimini, tanau cover, etc. $23,000 obo. 250-870-1320 2007 Toahoe 195 deck boat inc 175 supercharged outboard mercury. Wakeboard tower, tanau cover, winter cover etc. Reduced from $29,000 to $23,500. 250-870-1320 2009 Bayliner Bowrider 17.5’, 3ltr, V6 inboard, less then 100hrs w/trailer & bimini top. $16,900 obo. 250-764-8198 Greg. Or see at 1036 Paret Cres MARINE Tech Home Shop Service. 30yrs. Call Chuck 250-765-6104. REDLINE Marine Mobile Services. 250-869-7091 redlinemarineservices@gmail.com

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CUISINE from Jude’s kitchen earth, wind & fire There’s always fire when local chefs get together to put on a special event and last year’s Earth, Wind and Fire fund-raiser for Okanagan land conservation by the Nature Trust of B.C., was a spectacular evening— and it promises to be even better this year. This year, it will be a collaboration of the Okanagan Chefs’ Association and Culinary Team Canada members, partnering up with 15 local wineries to offer 15 food stations, hosted by Executive Chef Stuart Klassen and the Delta Grand Okanagan where the event will be held in the newly-renovated conference centre. It’s Sat., May 29, and will kick off with a sparkling reception at 5:30 p.m. where Summerhill’s Stephen Cipes will pour his Cipes Rose. Chefs involved will include Rod Butters of RauDZ Regional Table, Bernard Casavant of Manteo Resort, Paul Cecconi of Local Lounge, Jesse Croy of Summerhill, Mark Filatow of Waterfront Restaurant, Willi Franz of the Grapevine at Gray Monk and members of Culinary Team Canada, including John-Carlo Felicella of Vancouver Community College. Get tickets from Robin Rivers: rrivers@naturetrust.ca.ca or phone her at: 1-866-288-7878 ext. 226. In addition to fine wines and fabulous food, there’ll be silent and live auctions featuring such prizes as a wall of wine, and entertainment by the Zamboni Brothers and Cat Wells. This is a grand opportunity to support a really compelling cause—the conservation of some of the Okanagan’s remaining wild places—while enjoying an unmatched evening out, being pampered with top food and wines and great entertainment. Next Sunday is Mother’s Day, and a chance to prepare a special meal for your favourite Mom, who may be the one who usually cooks your meals. Below is a recipe for a delectable salad, using mainly local ingredients, which Chef Stuart created especially with moms in mind. But, if you’d rather not make Mom something special to eat this Sunday, Stuart is also planning an extravaganza buffet brunch for Mother’s Day at the hotel, featuring lovingly prepared omelettes, beef, crab, prawns, smoked salmon, eggs benedict, fresh halibut, and fresh pastries. It’s from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the newly-renovated ballroom. Reservations are recommended. Or, wouldn’t a pair of tickets to Earth, Wind and Fire sound the right chord with Mom? The Grand will also be hosting the Westjet Wine Tastings again this year, May 7 and 8, which will wind up the 16th annual Okanagan Spring Wine Festival. And, speaking of wine, have you checked out Natalie Maclean’s new wine and food app for iPhone, iPod Touch, BlackBerry, Droid and other smartphones? It includes thousands of wine reviews, recipes, articles, glossary terms, virtual cellar notes and other info, just like on her excellent website: www.nataliemaclean.com There you’ll find the new app, plus lots of other great wine information, including a wine/food matcher. And, incidentally, for those of you who have enjoyed some of the 600-plus food columns I’ve written for the Kelowna Capital News over the years, perhaps you’d like a copy of the book called Jude’s Kitchen in which I’m gathering together some of my favourite recipes from over the years. It’s being published by the Okanagan Institute this fall, and you can reserve a copy by going to my website at: www.judiesteeves.com

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Stuart's Okanagan Salad with Fruit Chef Stuart Klassen of the Delta Grand Okanagan says this is a truly wonderful, light salad showcasing what the valley has to offer, except for the lemons. Charring them balances the sweetness of the fruit, while the caramelized tones of the charred lemon help balance the peppery flavour of the arugula: Simple, but complex. The Delta’s new food and beverage supervisor, Paul Clark, suggested a CedarCreek pinot noir would be a good match with this beautifully Okanagan salad.

SALAD:

7 oz. (200 g) Festers Farm arugula 2 oz. (50 g) Treez dried apples 2 oz. (50 g) Treez dried cherries 2 oz. (50 g) Treez dried strawberries seasonal fresh fruit

DRESSING:

4 charred lemon halves, juiced 2/3 c. (150 ml) extra virgin olive oil salt and pepper, to taste

BALSAMIC VINEGAR REDUCTION:

7/8 c. (200 ml) balsamic vinegar

For the dressing, cut lemons in half and grill on a hot barbecue until caramel in colour. Cool, juice the lemons into a bowl and whisk in the olive oil slowly. Add salt and pepper to taste. For the balsamic vinegar reduction, add it to a small pot over medium heat and bring to boiling, then reduce until it is the consistency of syrup, and about half the volume. Cool to room temperature and put into a squeeze bottle. To build the salad, wash and dry fresh arugula and add it to a bowl. Drizzle with the dressing, then add the dried and fresh fruit, reserving some for garnishing the salad. Mix gently together. On a plate or salad platter, squeeze balsamic reduction onto the plate in a zig zag design. Place the tossed arugula and fruit salad in the centre of the plate, and arrange the remaining fruits on the salad. Serves 4.

Contact Jude’s Kitchen at The Kelowna Capital News, 2495 Enterprise Way, Kelowna, B.C. , V1X 7K2; jsteeves@kelownacapnews.com

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Time is ticking away as Peachland gears up for a referendum that asks whether or not the municipality should borrow $1.36 million to build a curling club and multi-use facility next to the community centre on Sixth Avenue. Mayor Keith Fielding said he hopes residents ensure they are up to speed on all the details in advance of the vote May 15. “I absolutely think the facility will be of worthwhile benefit to the whole community,” said Fielding. “My hope is that when the referendum comes, we will have provided enough information for the public to make an informed decision.” Fielding said that while he is personally in favour of the facility, it is difficult to get a read on the community’s pulse at this point. “Certainly there are some out there who are opposed. However, I am

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by paying guests, school students and Peachland Curling Club members,” the municipality’s information bulletin says. “From April until August, the District of Peachland would operate the facility, removing the ice for other events.” The second advantage would be the financial benefits, said Fielding. “We are able to build this as the result of a twothirds federal and provincial grant through the Building Communities Fund. If the referendum is a no, it means we must give back $2.6 million. You don’t often get an opportunity to build a facility for 30 cents on the dollar.” Peachland’s $1.36 million loan would make up the final third of the anticipated $3.9 million cost of the project. Fielding said annual interest and principal payments on Peachland’s borrowing, plus annual maintenance and operation fees would add $34 per year in taxes, or $7.87 per $100,000 of assessed value to the aver-

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age Peachland house. Those figures account for the anticipated revenue the facility would generate to offset costs. The facility would be approximately 1,672-square-metres over two storeys. A community meeting room would be built on the second level, along with a concession and a viewing lounge overlooking the curling rink on the first floor. The municipality will hold an open house to provide more information and answer referendum questions Monday (May 3) from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Peachland Community Centre. The referendum will be held May 15 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the main room of the community centre. The advance poll goes Wednesday (May 5) from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at council chambers. Mail-in voting opportunities are also available. Call 250-767-2647 for more information. jluciw@kelownacapnews.com

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vide space for rollerblading and perhaps a temporary skateboard park.” Weddings and reunions could be other possible uses. Fielding explained how this approach to the referendum will differ from the contentious concept that was rejected in a recent alternate approval process. More than 10 per cent of the community signed letters opposing a plan for Peachland to underwrite a loan to the local curling club, which would have built and operated its own facility. “We’ve changed the whole concept and business plan,” said Fielding. Under the referendum proposal, the municipality would build the multiuse facility and lease it to the curling club for seven months of the year. The district would operate it for the remaining months, according to the district. “During curling season, which generally runs from September to the end of March, the facility would be available for use

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Makeshift repairs to the Gellatly Bay boat launch are designed to stave off an overhaul, which will prove far more expensive for taxpayers. West Kelowna council approved a staff recommendation this week to take $75,000 from reserves to improve the ramp at the launch, dredge the basin due to dropping lake levels and repair mooring rafts and a northern retaining wall. While Coun. Rosalind Neis said she approved of the improvements she also wanted to know how much money would actually need to be spent on a full facility upgrade. “I’d hate to spend $75,000 and sort of halfass fix it and then a year later go in and rip off all that we’ve done to fix it properly.” Engineering director Gary O’Rourke said that more significant structural work would require additional planning, which staff had not done to date because of other priorities, such as the current sewer expansion program. “We’re stressing that we get (the launch) in working order, get it safe at the same time as we look at the long-term planning for this,” said O’Rourke. Unfortunately for boaters, the municipality has lost its early spring window to repair the launch in time for this summer. The next repair window would have been July 22 to August 24, which staff felt would be too disruptive given it would be

peak boating season. Therefore staff said it would hand-place rocks at the end of the crumbling concrete ramp to bolster the launch for the summer. Then the budgeted repairs could take place during the next work window, which would start October 15, after kokanee salmon spawning season ends, said O’Rourke. As for long-term repairs, they could cost in the neighbourhood of $200,000 and $300,000, according to staff. Mayor Doug Findlater enquired whether user fees could be charged for boat launch use to pay for that costlier, future upgrade. “People pay green fees for a day on the golf course, lift tickets are $70 for a day on the ski hill,” said Findlater, who questioned if the municipality could charge $10 to launch a boat. Operations manager Gordon Brown noted that it could cost more money to have an attendant on site to collect the charge than what the fee could actually raise. Brown said he worked in Campbell River when a fee for that city’s ocean boat launch was attempted and failed. “They then tried the honour system,” said Brown. “The honour box was thrown in the water a few times.” Even so, council put staff on notice that a fee mechanism would eventually need to be explored as a means of covering costs of long-term upgrades.

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WFN ‘s building boom picking up again: chief Jason Luciw STAFF REPORTER

Development dominated Chief Robert Louie’s annual address to a gathering of non-band members who live on Westbank First Nation land. It turns out even the development-savvy WFN could not escape the effects of 2009’s global economic downturn, according to stats Louie provided. “In 2008 we had 248 building permits issued. In 2009, we had about 154 building permits,” Louie told more than 300 people gathered at the Sensisyusten Community Centre for the WFN Advisory Council’s annual general meeting. The advisory council represents more than 7,000 non-members living on WFN land, providing input to the band’s chief and council on issues like taxation, services, bylaws

and development proposals. Looking forward, Louie said development seems to be on the rebound on WFN land this year. Construction has started on the new Real Canadian Superstore at Butt Road and Louie Drive, adding almost 10,000 square metres of retail space. As far as residential construction goes, 190 condominium units are under construction at Copper Sky on Old Okanagan Highway. Phase three of construction has been approved at the Sage Creek manufactured home development on Elk Road, with another 63 units going in. “That will necessitate more (servicing) improvements like sidewalks and streetlights. We know those are issues for the safety of you and all who

use those roads,” Louie said. Another 34 singlefamily units have been approved in phase eight of Sonoma Pines behind Canadian Tire. Elk Ridge, with another 85 residential units, was recently approved too, said Louie. Other commercial developments approved this year include 3,530 square metres of retail space at the corner of Louie Drive and Butt Road, with a new drug store planned for that site and construction scheduled start later this month. A 1,765-square-metre business park is being constructed on East Boundary Road. Louie also spoke about the WFN’s planned shopping centre project with Property Development Group of Vancouver, which will add 14,000-square-metres of retail space on property between Boucherie and

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CHIEF ROBERT LOUIE talks with new WFN chief administrative officer Pat Fosbery outside the band’s pavillion at Pine Stadium, following Louie’s annual address to non-band members who live on WFN land. Westside Roads, along Highway 97. Calgary-based Landmark Cinemas announced Thursday it will be one of the tenants, building an 1,850-square-metre stateof-the-art cinema and adding another six screens to the 23 theatres already offered in the Kelowna area. A drug store, two

banks and two restaurants are also planned for the strip mall, which is subject to approval in a July 8 referendum. WFN members must endorse a 99-year lease allowing PDG to build and operate the mall. If approved, construction is slated to start in September.

“And of course there are several other major commercial and residential developments scheduled to begin in 2011 and 2012, so the Westside is really in for dramatic change,” Louie continued. “It’s going to be a full fledged city, there’s no question about that and I keep saying one of these

days, not too many more years away, high-rises are inevitable.” With all that development comes the need for infrastructure, said Louie, who noted the band would work with developers to extend sewers, build water pump stations and add sidewalks and streetlights to reserve lands.

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opefully when the Fight the HST petition drive is all said and done in July, Westsiders will have saved enough energy to get behind the cause to keep the killer of Glenrosa’s Johnson family and Port Coquitlam’s Bentley family behind bars. The last petition drew 11,000 signatures and played an important role in keeping mass murderer David Ennis behind bars when he was up for parole in October 2008. Ennis is eligible for a parole review again in September and the National Parole Board is scheduled to provide an update on Ennis’s status on Tuesday. Dorene Lander, who spearheaded

the last petition which helped keep Ennis behind bars, said she is ready to pound the pavement again in search of signatures. In 1984, Ennis Jason pleaded guilty to six Luciw counts of second-degree murder after being arrested in connection with the August 1982 murders of six members of the Johnson and Bentley families spanning three generations. The families were camping in Wells Gray Provincial Park. Ennis watched them for a couple of days before he had a few drinks, went to the campsite and shot the four adults— George and Edith Bentley of Port Coquitlam, their daughter Jackie Johnson and their son-in-law, Jackie’s hus-

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band Bob. The Johnsons lived in Glenrosa. The murders were committed to gain access to the Johnsons’ two young daughters. In the days immediately following the murders, Ennis kept the girls hostage and sexually assaulted the older daughter, 13-year-old Janet. He denied sexually assaulting 11-year-old Karen. He then killed the girls and loaded all the bodies into one of the family’s vehicles and burned it in a secluded area of the huge provincial park. The charred remains were discovered sometime later and Ennis was found following a nation-wide manhunt. If the gruesome details of the crimes weren’t enough to encourage everyone to support a petition against Ennis’s release, then the National

Parole Board’s October 2008 ruling should persuade people to sign. At that time, the board denied Ennis’s parole request after he’d served 25 years because it felt he still struggled with pornography and he couldn’t grasp how substance abuse contributed to his sexual deviancy. “Your continued minimization demonstrates a lack of insight and understanding of key factors that contributed to your offending,” the board said in its ruling. “The board concludes that your risk is undue if released to the community on either day or full parole.” An August 2008 psychological assessment found Ennis, known at the time of the killings as David Shearing, presented a “moderate risk” for future violent offending and also noted he had little in the way of a release plan, other than he would live with his wife

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somewhere in Alberta. Now, it’s possible the monster has made further efforts to become a man in the time since that ruling. But that would provide little comfort to the victims who lost their family and friends and whose lives were forever scarred by Ennis’s actions. Considering the forethought given to the crimes, the admission of guilt, the impact on victims and the still apparent risk to the community almost three decades later, any eligibility for parole adds insult to injury. The fact that there are local people need to spearhead petition drives every two years to keep such a man behind bars only adds more salt to their wounds. And in that, there is no justice. Jason Luciw is the Capital News Westside reporter.

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Public hearing uncovers traffic concerns Jason Luciw STAFF REPORTER

Traffic was the predominant concern raised during a public hearing held Tuesday night into a proposed 60-lot subdivision in Vineyard Estates on the south slopes of Mount Boucherie. Vineyard Estates real estate manager Rick Miller was left to respond to a number of residents’ complaints to West Kelowna council about how traffic volumes and speeding were growing worse on Vineyard Drive––the main traffic artery into the subdivision. Vineyard Drive resident Arnold Stoffer

summed up his neighbourhood’s concerns. “The proof in the pudding is living there and I’ve lived there since 2003. The traffic is terrible.” Stoffer accused the developer of avoiding construction of a necessary second access out of the neighbourhood like the plague. “Before any development goes in, that access road should be built first and then he can build homes until the cows come home as far as I’m concerned,” Stoffer said to a smattering of laughter and much applause. However, a traffic consultant that the District of West Kelowna hired

to look into traffic issues on south Mount Boucherie has recommended that traffic calming measures, and not a second access, be constructed on Vineyard Drive for the time being as a means of slowing traffic and discouraging use of the street. Victor Projects would agree to contribute $50,000 to traffic calming, said Miller. The measures are expected to cost between $200,000 and $250,000. At that price, Coun. Rosalind Neis made a tongue-in-cheek comment that it might be cheaper to hire an RCMP officer to stand on Vineyard Drive with a radar gun and hand

out tickets every day than to construct traffic calming measures. As for practical recommendations, the consultant recommended that median rumble strips and curb extensions with landscaping be built to slow traffic. Alternatively, Miller proposed that three-way stops be installed at Vineyard Drive and Ridge Boulevard and Vineyard Drive and Merlot Court. And Vineyard Drive resident Erin Galley suggested speed bumps might be the better solution, giving Cerise Drive between Mount Royal Drive and Clement Avenue in Kelowna as an example of

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bourhood from using the road. “The existing Victor Projects development currently contributes only 25 per cent of the westbound and 15 per cent of the eastbound traffic on Vineyard drive. We’re getting a tonne of traffic cutting through that neighbourhood to get to the west side of south Mount Boucherie. “It’s not what we’re (building) on south Mount Boucherie that’s gener-

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ating what’s perceived as this huge volume of traffic. It’s the community. Everything in the community is on the west side of Mount Boucherie: shopping, junior hockey games, schools. Meanwhile, council has withheld third reading and adoption of Victor Project’s rezoning application for the 60-lot subdivision in Vineyard Estates, allowing more time for consideration of the issues. Lavigne was association vice-president. He has been a board member since 2004. Retired CORDdirector Len Novakowski is vice -president.


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▼ GLENROSA FIRE

Municipality does the right thing with commemorative park

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here’s a patch of dirt I’ve been watching over the last decade or so. It probably sounds strange to pay attention to a patch of dirt, but I can’t help it—I drive by it every day on my way home to Glenrosa. It’s gone now but what consistently drew my eye was a billboard on the patch warning of the wild fire danger level. I’d always check the marker to see how close we were to the “extreme” level. I also frequently puzzled over the billboard’s location. To my knowledge it was the only one of its kind on the Westside, and it was nowhere near the regular Highway 97 travelling public. The ground under the sign was scrub. Pretty scrub, but scrub nonetheless.

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Karin Wilson When new traffic lights were installed to alert vehicles to any bounding deer, the patch of dirt was left to fend to for itself. I thought nothing of it. That all changed in July last year when the sign ticked over to extreme, the forest fire came and torched that patch of ground. Ironically, the only thing left standing was the billboard showing the wildfire warning level. The ground beneath it was burned black. Overnight it became a symbol of the devastation this

small neighbourhood managed to avert. But nature is so generous, and in short order that patch of black was replaced with a velvety bed of new growth—a sure sign that even when left to its own devices, the earth gives back. Then a surprising thing happened. City crews came in and churned up what nature had provided. The old rickety wildfire sign was gone, bulldozers moved in and a concrete pad was put down. This past week, trees of all kinds were planted —young vibrant trees that stand out in stark contrast to the blackened forest apparent on the hills behind Gorman’s. Nature provided and now, it seems, the city has decided to kick it up a notch designating this

knoll the official 2009 Wildfire Commemorative Park. This is a perfect reflection of the principle that we can choose how we want to remember the past. Rather than turn minds to the destruction of the fire, we can turn our minds to the beauty that was all around in that moment. Everyone came together in perfect synchronicity during that fire. No one was injured. People cared for their neighbours, and a firestorm created a sense of community that perhaps wasn’t there before. It united the Westside at a time when arguably, it needed it most. Chaos is part of the human experience. It comes in a variety of forms—sometimes as personal illness, some-

time as loss of career and, sometimes, from an external experience like a fire. This fire was a demonstration of how the actions we take in the midst of chaos define our experience. A squabble among emergency workers could have created a different outcome. Neighbours unwilling to help their friends would have created a different outcome. Lack of an emergency plan would have created a different outcome. People expressing resentment or anger while waiting for support at Mount Boucherie would have created a different outcome. This is a great moment for us to commemorate. The wildfire is symbolic not of what we lost but of what we, as a community, gained— confi-

Break given on garbage collection fees After the doubling of household waste collection fees last year, West Kelowna residents are getting a break this year. Council approved a $214.20 annual fee for solid waste collection in 2010, compared to total charges in 2009 which amounted to $235. The $20.80 reduction can be attributed to the elimination of a onetime $9.75 cart rollout fee, a drop in the solid waste collection charge from $15.18 to $11.52 and a reduction in the recycling levy from $32.08 last year to $24.68 this year. With some recyclables making more money on the commodities market a return is expected on some products to off-

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▼ SHANNON LAKE

Tallus Ridge expansion rezoning headed to public hearing Jason Luciw STAFF REPORTER

The way has been paved for a public hearing into the next phases of development in Shannon Lake’s Tallus Ridge neighbourhood. West Kelowna council approved first and second readings of rezoning Tuesday night, clearing the way for a public hearing provided a few outstanding issues could be resolved between staff and the developer.

Council is requesting that Tallus Ridge clarify park dedications and issues related to future management of a linear trail system throughout the development, community amenity contributions, off-site servicing and road network dedications as part of the next phase of development. Tallus Ridge developer Ryser Developments Ltd. is requesting rezoning for four properties adjacent to Shannon Lake Road, Mountain Hol-

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Boucherie property finally rezoned More than 14 months after it went to public hearing and was given third reading, council has finally approved rezoning of the property at 3110 Boucherie Road. The triangular property is located west of the sharp turn at Boucherie Road and Montigny Road. Zoning will change from rural to small lot country residential, allowing for a three or four lot subdivision, depending on road configuration requirements. Approval was held up because

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Revisions aimed at helping north Westside area Richard Rolke CONTRIBUTOR

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Fire preparedness information meeting planned for residents Jason Luciw STAFF REPORTER

The forest fires in Glenrosa and Rose Valley are still fresh in the minds of West Kelowna residents, according to fire chief Wayne Schnitzler. So he’s planning

a meeting at Mount Boucherie Secondary School on May 27 to answer questions about wildfire protection, pine beetle tree cleanup and other potential hazards to ease residents’ minds as a new forest fire season approaches.

The meeting will also focus on how residents should prepare now should another forest fire emergency occur this summer. “We get lots of inquiries of course now because we’re getting close to (wildfire) season,” said

Schnitzler. “Instead of (answering) several requests to go to different venues we thought we’d make one venue available.” But, having said that, Schnitzler said his staff will be available to meet with other groups or answer individuals’ ques-

tions if they couldn’t make the meeting. The chief said Emergency Social Services, B.C. Forest Service, Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre and the WFN will also be asked to participate at the meeting. On July 18, 2009 a

forest fire broke out above Gorman’s Mill in Glenrosa taking out two homes, before spreading across Highway 97 and into Goat’s Peak where flames destroyed a third residence. Later that day, a fire broke out above Rose Valley Reservoir. No struc-

tures were destroyed. At the peak of both fires, more than 17,000 West Kelowna residents were either evacuated from their homes or on order to leave at a moment’s notice in case the fires spread into neighbourhoods.

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y hat is off to the British Columbia government for taking a bold stand against impaired driving. For those of you who missed it, British Columbia is about to enact the toughest impaired driving laws in Canada. The current penalties for a first impaired driving conviction are a $300 fine and six-month prohibition from driving. Those penalties have not been working. One problem is that the penalties are not severe enough. Another problem is that the penalties might not be imposed until after a long court process and there’s always the prospect that a clever lawyer might “get you off”. The proposed new laws could result in immediate fines and fees totalling as much as $3,750, as well as an immediate 90-day driving ban. For a period of one year, you will have to blow into a device that will prevent your car from starting if there is alcohol in your system. And you will also have to participate in a responsible driver program. These are not new criminal laws. Criminal laws can only be enacted by the federal government. Instead, they are administrative penalties that can be imposed immediately, without a criminal conviction. No requirement for a criminal conviction means there can be a lack of due process. I can almost guarantee the new laws will result in a constitutional challenge. Empowering police to impose quasi-criminal penalties without due process will most definitely result in some abuse. By saying that, I don’t intend to insult the police. I recognize there are imperfections in law enforcement just like every other hu-

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Paul Hergott man system. The lack of due process, though, is weighed against the expected result that fewer people will play Russian Roulette with our lives and get behind the wheel while impaired by alcohol. The prospect of ser-

iously injuring or killing someone isn’t enough of a deterrent. The existing penalties are also not enough of a deterrent. Perhaps the prospect of really stiff consequences, immediately imposed, will cause us all to give our heads a shake and stop mixing alcohol and driving. Instead of a statistical rise, perhaps the number of people injured and killed by impaired drivers will start going down. It is a bold move and one that may not prove to be politically popular.

But there is no question in my mind, it is the right move. I look forward to some more bold moves. How about the next one being an outright ban of cell phone use while driving? This column is intended to provide general information about injury claims. It is not a substitute for retaining a lawyer to provide legal advice specifically pertaining to your case. Paul Hergott is a lawyer at Hergott Law in West Kelowna. paul@hlaw.ca

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After months of laps around an indoor arena concourse, the West Kelowna Walking Club is moving outdoors. Community recreation coordinator Christy Staunton said indoor walking finished at the end of April at Royal LePage Place. The club has spent the winter indoors, using the upper concourse to stay active. Walkers will still gather every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 9 a.m. with the beginner group moving to the chip trails of Gellatly Nut Farm. Advanced walkers will gather to use the paved walkway around Towne Centre Park. The local walking group began when West Kelowna residents were having difficulty finding a safe place to walk in the winter. With few sidewalks available and an older crowd, the walkers found Royal LePage Place a safe place to put one foot in front of the other during

the colder months. Staunton said the group has grown from there in both beginner and advanced walker numbers. The advanced group incorporates stairs and a faster pace to increase fitness levels and raise the heartbeat.

‘‘ ANYBODY CAN BENEFIT FROM WALKING. Cathy Marks

“They’re doing a little more strenuous walking,” said Staunton. Club instructor Cathy Marks said the walkers are eager to get outside with the improved weather. The beginner’s group is made up of many who face physical challenges. Some are fit but have had knee or hip replacements, while others have been slowed by arthritis or

fibromyalgia. This past winter was the fourth year in Royal LePage Place for the West Kelowna Walking Club. Marks used to teach all her clinics outside in various locations around West Kelowna, from Shannon Lake to the yacht club. She wasn’t initially keen on bringing the group insid but now says she’s glad she did. The club started in a small room in the complex. It proved too small for the 65 people who showed up each Tuesday and Thursday. “There was such a need for people to have safe places to walk during the winter time,” said Marks. Club members no longer have to worry about ice, snow or falling as they walk during the winter. Whether winter or summer, Marks encourages people to walk all year round. Some become addicted to the activity and can’t get enough, she says. The more enthusiastic walkers even begin running up and down the stairs or doing intervals.

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NOW THAT winter is past us, members of the West Kelowna Walking Club have moved out of Royal LePage Place and are heading to trails in the Gellatly Bay area. “Then you get people who are just couch potatoes and they haven’t exercised before.” Marks said it is good to see people walking and getting excited about it. She tells her walkers to put the club dates into their planners, just like a doctor’s appointment and

forego all excuses. The club has also become a way for people to socialize and make friends. Marks encourages anyone interested to come out if they have been thinking about trying a walking club. No background in ex-

ercise is needed for the club’s non-competitive atmosphere. “We’re there to encourage each other, said Marks. “The ones that can do more, do more.” Beginners can start with as little as five minutes per session and increase their times as their

health improves. “Anybody can benefit from walking.” More information about the West Kelowna Walking Club can be found by contacting the District of West Kelowna recreation line at 778-7978810.

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id your mom ever tell you to stand up straight? As always, she was definitely onto something. Posture can have a big impact on your health and your appearance. People with good posture look up to 10 pounds leaner. From a health standpoint, you could also be lessening a whole gambit of aches, pains and stiffness, as well as some more serious joint and muscle afflictions simply by dedicating some time to your posture. There are definitely some occupations that are much more susceptible to posture-related issues. People who sit at desks or in vehicles for hours at a time or those

who have to twist, reach or sit in awkward positions have a high incidence of tension headaches, sore shoulders and necks, increased roundedness Nina through the shoulders Heyes or hunching and even hip, knee and lower back pain. If you suspect your work could be contributing to poor posture and subsequent health issues, it might be worthwhile to analyze some of your habits. Sometimes a simple repositioning of a keyboard or monitor can alleviate chronic neck soreness. If you sit for extended periods see if it is possible to take posture breaks at regular intervals throughout your day. Use these periods to stretch and move about.

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If you’re not sure if your posture is in need of improvement, I’m sure you have many friends or family members that would be happy to point out your weaknesses. If possible have an assessment done by a professional. Personal trainers can not only detect imbalances and issues but they can design exercise programs that can help improve your posture. A simple rule is that your ear, shoulder, hip, knee and ankle should align vertically. If your chin juts forward, your shoulders are rounded, your low back is excessively swayed or your knees are locked and behind your ankles, you should consider implementing a program that will address these issues. Often there are many factors at play. When one area is tight another can be weak which can create imbalances which lead to diminished func-

tion, possible injury and of course the appearance of poor posture. If you are rounded through your shoulders, pay attention to stretching your chest and the front of your shoulders. Focus your strength training not on your chest but on your upper and mid back as well as the back of your shoulders. Throughout the day practice pulling your head into neutral so that your ear aligns over the shoulder. Do this without elevating your shoulders. Imagine a string at the top of your head being pulled upwards and creating a lengthening effect through the neck. Stretch out your tight neck gently. And don’t forget to strengthen your core. Most of us could benefit from a few basic abdominal and low back exercises. Crunches (not sit ups), oblique

(diagonal) crunches, planks and low back extensions are some examples of effective core exercises. Many people who have sway back could also benefit from strengthening weak hip muscles and hamstrings. They should include stretches for the hip flexors and quadriceps. But be patient. Postural changes do not happen overnight. At first the simplest adjustments might feel extremely awkward, but don’t give up. The more you practice, the more natural it will feel. For information on execution of these exercises, see a qualified fitness professional. If your improved health and functional ability don’t motivate you, I’m pretty sure that looking like you’ve lost 10 pounds will do the trick. Nina Heyes is a fitness director and certified personal trainer at BodyFit Fitness in West Kelowna.

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that we are not in favour of raising taxes. I believe we’re taxed enough at every level. Needless to say I will be voting against that proposal as well. There are better ways to support the artistic industry. On the topic of legislation that has wide support, the justice minister tabled an important bill this week. There was a law in place that I consider helped convicted murderers. For people serving life sentences there was a a provision that allowed them, at a point in their sentence, to apply every two years for parole. Let’s use serial kill-

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iors must be here for 10 years before they receive a senior’s pension. The proposal would shorten that to three years. Canada has a proud record of having perhaps the most generous immigration policies in the world. That will continue. This change, however, is being seen by many as going too far. To answer the questions coming to my office, and on the street, I can tell you I will not be supporting that change. I’m also getting questions about the NDP wanting to see a new tax on iPods, iPhones etc. We’ve made it very clear as a government

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West Kelowna residents can expect traffic delays and periodic closures on this section of Gellatly Road during construction. Although local traffic, bicycles and pedestrians will have access at all times, vehicle travelers are encouraged to avoid this area during construction and consider using alternate routes. During construction, the playground at Marina Park on Gellatly Road will be closed.

Construction of the Gellatly Bay Recreation Corridor Improvement Project is expected to take 8 weeks, with a tentative project completion date of June 20, 2010. Improvements include road rehabilitation, two bicycle lanes and a wide pedestrian path. For the safety of the public and the construction crews, please obey all traffic control signage and personnel. The public’s cooperation and patience through the construction period is appreciated. For more information please call Engineering at 778-797-8840 and watch for updates on the District’s website at www.districtofwestkelowna.ca.

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Sub dividable 1.3 acre of flat property w/lake view.Totally redone 4 bdrm home has 2 F/P, large recreation room, workshop and huge covered deck. Shop is set up for painting and fabricating. Also 66x36 paved pad for RV. Complete package for the tradesmen, developer or some one who wants lots of space. Home shows 10/10. MLS®10000958

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#103-2205 Louie Dr. West Kelowna, V4T 3C3

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250-768-3339

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CRAFTSMAN STYLE NEIGHBOURHOOD

If you are looking for a perfect piece of paradise you’ve found it! An 11 lot Craftsman Style neighbourhood close to nature, close to town, quiet and fantastic lake views! All services at lot line, pick your own builder and take up to 4 years to build. Prices starting at $179,000 MLS®

DARCY ELDER

250-869-2345 0 ,77 5 7 $7

5175 MACNEILL COURT

Lake Views! Lake Views! Awesome views from this 4 bedroom superbly designed home. Totally updated interior plus spacious deck and patio to enjoy outdoor living space. Summer kitchen in lower level - a must to see! Potential for in-law suite. MLS®10006242

ROGER W CYR

250-707-4663

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“This 3 bed 2 bath bi-level with full basement on .23 acres has the possibility of an in-law suite and also 4 fruit producing trees in the back”. Call Darren to view MLS®10004035

DARREN WARD

250-681-2481 00

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2057 SPYGLASS WAY

This stunning home has 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths and is 3434 sqft of secure luxury. Premium upgrades on everything! This meticulous home comes with a gourmet kitchen boasting 6 SS appliances. Extra garage space, 220 power, & shop. And, to top it off an incredible view from a spacious deck. Located minutes to everywhere. MLS®10004539

ERIC STEINBACH

250-718-8677

Kelowna Cap News 02 May, 2010  

The Kelowna Capital News from May 2, 2010. Find more news online at kelownacapnews.com.

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