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On Jan. 31, the first phase of the 2012 Kraft Hockeyville contest closed. The initial challenge was for individuals to nominate their communities and gather as much support as possible. “They are really looking for community spirit,” said Adam Less, co-chair of the West Kelowna Hockeyville campaign. “They want to see community engagement—that the community is behind hockey.” Less says that spirit has been achieved by hosting events, submitting photos and stories online to the Kraft Hockeyville website and utilizing social media to share the community’s passion for hockey. During a Hockey Night in Canada broadcast on March 3, the top 15 finalists—three from each of five different Canadian regions—will be announced, commencing the second stage of the competition. If you go by the numbers, West Kelowna is a heavy favourite to advance to the next round. With 518 members and 1,267 submissions on the Hockeyville website, West Kelowna is ahead of every other community in the Pacific region. Osoyoos is the closest contender with 437 submissions, while Merritt has gathered 401. “I think the demonstration of community spirit here has been, in a word, amazing. Since

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this first opened, we’ve been the strongest community in (the Pacific region). I think that we’ve done a tremendous job,” said Less. “Some of the stories that have been submitted to the Kraft Hockeyville website have been so inspiring and have literally choked me up at times. “It’s amazing how much hockey permeates through the entire community, how many people are involved in hockey, how much hockey touches the lives of people here.” The only Canadian community to put up better numbers than West

Kelowna in the first stage of the competition was Goderich, Ont. With 1,725 members and 2,137 submissions, “Canada’s prettiest town” might be the odds-on favourite at this stage in the competition. But according to Less, once the contest has shortlisted 15 competitors, the challenge shifts gears and communities rely on votes. At that point, it once again becomes anyone’s game. “If we’re shortlisted, this really falls to the hands of every member of the community, and every friend they have, to vote. That’s what’s going

to ultimately decide this thing. It’s about mobilizing people and motivating people to get involved and do all they can to help us win this thing.” After seeing the community’s willingness to embrace the competition, Less is “cautiously optimistic” that West Kelowna can go far in its quest to become Hockeyville. “Our community has shown over the years that it’s extremely passionate. We’re a small community, but we’re a community of people who really care about what goes on here,” Less noted. “I’m very pleased to see that the community

(has come) forward the way it has. We hope that it continues.” A passion for hockey and a love for West Kelowna are the two ingredients that Less says influenced his decision to become co-chair of the Hockeyville bid. “Those two things are at the heart of Hockeyville, so it just seemed a natural fit.” Less hasn’t been alone in the battle to spread Kraft Hockeyville fever. Andrew Deans has put an equal effort into showcasing West Kelowna’s love for hockey. “Andrew brings some unique experience to this

whole thing because he was involved with the committee that won the bid in Terrace back in 2009. He’s been through this before; he’s seen how it can benefit a community,” Less said. “He is passionate about hockey and he gets behind things 100 per cent whenever he does anything. So his experience and passion have been real assets for this bid.” Deans is reluctant to speak about his experience in Terrace, noting that the 2009 bid was quite different than this year’s competition. He says that his know-

ledge from Terrace has been helpful in getting the Westside campaign off the ground, but now the focus is on making the bid something that is completely reflective of West Kelowna. “It really is all about the community, this whole event. It’s not really about hockey, it’s about how your community steps up to the plate,” said Deans. Deans recently orchestrated a pond hockey skating event at Shannon Lake. He says he was impressed by the numbers that came out, especially considering the sub-zero temperature. He mentions that February will feature more events to keep the Hockeyville spirit alive. When asked what the secret has been behind West Kelowna’s early success, Deans is quick to commend the effort of locals. “The community has stepped up in a huge way,” Deans said. See Campaign A4

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Unified around a love for hockey Campaign from A3 “I never dreamed of getting over 1,000 submissions, and here we are. It’s like a wave of momentum that just takes you over.” If that wave can carry West Kelowna into the final stage of the competition, where only five communities will remain, the Westside will earn $25,000 to be used for arena upgrades. And if that momentum can carry West Kelowna into first place, the district will reap even more benefits. The winning community will earn the Kraft Hockeyville 2012 title and trophy, it will get the opportunity to host an NHL exhibition game at its home arena and it will receive $100,000 for arena upgrades. The winner will also be featured on a CBC television broadcast, related to the exhibition game, in the fall of 2012. Ever since West Kelowna announced its participation in the contest, the District of West Kelowna and Westbank First Nation councils have shown their support. Mayor Doug Findlater says there are three key benefits behind the Kraft Hockeyville competition. “There’s the exposure across Canada that comes as you progress in the competition. We’re a new

municipality; it allows us to become known a little bit,” says Findlater. “There’s $100,000 that would go to a municipal facility. We have two arenas here—they both need work. “The third thing is the option of an NHL exhibition game, which provides (more) exposure. Kelowna got a lot of exposure with the Top Prospects events that went on there. This would give us similar national exposure.” Findlater says he isn’t willing to predict what the $100,000 would be used for; however, he mentions that there is no shortage of a need for the money on the Westside. “Jim Lind Arena is, sadly, in need of some repairs. We’re already devoting some (money) to it, but there would be more there,” said Findlater. “There are concerns in Royal LePage. While it’s a new arena, it was designed as a 500 seat arena and then 1,500 seats were put in there. Some of the facilities, like washrooms and concessions, are a bit under the level you’d want for that size.” According to Findlater, both arenas need additional parking as well. “One hundred thousand dollars for an arena would really help us.” With no guarantee of making the top five—or even the top 15—

some might question whether this whole campaign has been worth it. “Absolutely. In every way,” says Findlater. “All the events that have been arranged have been awesome for people in the community to get out and participate in.” Less’ sentiments mirrored Findlater’s. “In many ways I think we’ve already won, just having gone through this process. It’s helped bring the community together behind one cause. Frankly, at this point, we’re so proud of what we’ve done up to now that win or lose, nothing will change that.” ••• As Findlater recalls his own memories of playing hockey as a child, he goes into detail, describing the specific sheet of ice in Ottawa where he first learned Canada’s sport. Although the memories are likely special to the mayor, they’re far from unique. “(Hockeyville) is something we can all agree on, and that doesn’t always happen,” said Findlater. “The community loves hockey—from one end to the other. We can all appreciate this idea.” So, as West Kelowna crosses laces, sticks and fingers, competitiveness still remains. But this time, everyone’s shooting for the same goal. wpaterson@kelownacapnews.com

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Norm Letnick while standing in the middle of a university campus that has seen $180 million of provincial money spent there the last four years to expand and improve the campus. Letnick said the expansion has not only created more spaces for students, it has also allowed more to continue their education closer to home, helping to defray the cost of post-secondary studies. Accusing Dix of trying to “coddle” the student vote, Letnick blasted the NDP leader for not recognizing the UBCO investment, or the millions of dollars spent on Okanagan College, transportation

improvements like transit, the Bennett Bridge, Highway 33 widening in the Black Mountain area and the new four-laning and realignment of Highway 97 from Winfield to Oyama. “Then there is the nearly $1 billion on health care facilities here,” he added, referring to new patient care towers at Kelowna General Hospital and Vernon’s Jubilee Hospital, a multi-milion dollar new clinical support building at KGH, a UBCO clinical campus building and plans for a $448-milion heart centre. “Maybe he needs to go skating in Stuart Park where we invested $500,000 and talk to the people there or go the H2O (Aquatic) Centre that we put $5 million into and talk to people there.” Letnick said in the 11 years the Liberals have been in power, this area has had five times the capital investment it had during the 10 years the NDP was in power. Repeatedly referring

to the former NDP government as Dix’s government because Dix was a chief of staff to former NDP premier Glen Clark, Letnick said while he realizes politics are at play, he is offended by the accusation that he and his Liberal colleagues MLAs Steve Thomson (Kelowna-Mission) and Ben Stewart (Westside-Kelowna) are not aware of and don’t work hard for their constituents. “Steve, Ben and I work as a team, we meet regularly and meet regularly with individuals,” he said. While he conceded that budgets are limited and there will always be more demand then there will be money to satisfy those demands, he said al three MLAs are keenly aware of local issues and are working on as many as they can. On Wednesday, Dix said his party is the only one addressing issues of importance to farmers and fruit growers, another contention Letnick took issue

with. “His claim is nonsense. The (Agriculture) Minister Don McRae was just here last week with money for growers,” Letnick said, adding all three MLAs meet regularly with growers to keep abreast of their issues. Calling Dix comments “hooey,” the local MLA pointed to past projects such as compiling a list of the public’s most sought after projects that need provincial funding and the work the MLAs have done to secure that funding. As well, he cited a planned province-wide Twitter town hall meeting on housing at the end of February and an upcoming forum on the future of health care—Letnick is the chairman of the province’s standing committee on health care. “I understand totally what Mr. Dix is trying to do. It’s normal, it’s politics,” said the KelownaLake Country MLA. awaters@kelownacapnews.com

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the wheeled waste carts, imbedded with radio frequency identification tags linking the carts to a specific address.” West Kelowna opted out of the program and its garbage, recycling and yard waste will not be monitored. But that decision means West Kelowna will pay to have its solid waste dumped at Kelowna’s Glenmore landfill. Residents placing improper items in the cart will be notified by the regional district of a problem—either of materials that were not supposed to be in the cart or that the cart was not set up properly at the curb. They’ll also receive a copy of photos taken at the time of the infraction along with educational material on what should or should not be included in the cart. For subsequent violations, the offender’s municipal bylaw department will be notified and the resident could receive a $150 fine. “This new approach is meant to specifically target individual households and residents that are misusing the curbside program, something that isn’t possible with traditional awareness, education and advertising campaigns,” Rotheisler said. awaters@kelownacapnews.com


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The consultant who says Kelowna needs a minimum of 15 new RCMP officers to adequately fight crime in the city believes the Kelowna detachment is “chronically understaffed” and has been for the last 10 years. Saskatoon-based consultant Robert Prosser, who presented his RCMP staffing report to city council Monday, said the detachment actually needs 40 more officers, but with a significant reduction in crime levels that number could be reduced to between 15 and 20 new officers. Fifteen new cops would cost the city an extra $2 million per year and that alone would equate to a tax hike of about two per cent. Following his presentation to council, Prosser said if the city wants to see a hoped for reduction in crime rates anytime soon, it should kick-start the process and fund more than the four new officers and an additional civilian crime analyst it agreed to hire two weeks ago. Those new officers will not likely be here until the fall. “If you add four or five (officers) per year, it’s only going to prolong the results,” said Prosser. The $50,000 study he conducted not only recommends more cops be hired by the city, it also points out Kelowna’s crime rate has pretty much stayed the same over the last eight years. Other, similar-sized communities in the province, have seen dramatic

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metropolitan area in the country, Local RCMP Supt. Bill McKinnon said Prosser’s report has borne out what he has been telling city council for years— he needs more officers here to handle the current workload. One indicator of that workload at the Doyle Avenue detachment is an astounding 52,625 hours of accrued vacation time owed to local cops, as well as 3,649 hours of accrued overtime. The vacation and overtime cannot be taken because officers are so busy. The overtime and vacation could cost the city as much as $3 million more on top of the nearly $20 million it currently pays for policing. While Prosser’s report says the minimum number of additional officers required here is just over 15, he said because Kelowna is a popular tourist destination in the summer—attracting an estimated 1.5 million visitors—he did not think that the desired crime re-

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A better job can always be done fund raising To the editor: Re: Pink Ribbons, Inc., a film on cancer research fundraising. As a breast cancer survivor, and an avid volunteer and supporter of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, I watched with interest the premiere of Pink Ribbons, Inc at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall, which opened in theatres on Friday. To say that I remain concerned having seen the film would be an understatement. The film, which speaks to the need for inclusivity of perspectives and attitudes about the cause, misses the voice of the thousands of women and men who proudly raise funds for breast cancer research and awareness. All while questioning the motives of the corporations and foundations involved in breast cancer awareness, the filmmakers never sought to question the motivations of the members of the breast cancer community who participate in the runs and walks, or to explore the value they derive from that very com-

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ids ask questions. Sometimes adults feel inadequate if they don’t have ready answers. But when I became a teacher, I learned quickly that there’s nothing wrong with saying, “I don’t know.” Teaching children how to learn is more useful than feeding them facts. Many parents, though, believe they must appear infallible in the eyes of their children. A U.K. survey found that some moms and dads fear questions such as “Why is the sky blue?” and “Why is the moon out during the day?” Math and science queries were the biggest stumpers. Researchers questioned more than 2,000 parents before The Big Bang U.K. Young Scientists and Engineers

Fair. Many respondents admitted to “furtive researching to save face before answering their child.” There’s no need for that. My area of trainDavid ing as a scientist is genSuzuki etics. It’s a huge subject and I don’t always know everything going on outside my field. I try to keep up by reading journals like Scientific American. People shouldn’t feel that saying “I don’t know” is admitting weakness. The important thing is to look for answers. What could be better than using a puzzling question as an opportunity to teach your children how to conduct and analyze research, think critically about information, and gain new understanding? You even get to learn along with

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your kids. In our computer age, it’s not even as time-consuming as it once was—although there’s a lot to be said for direct observation, poring over an encyclopedia, or visiting the library. Some folks are too busy to help youngsters search for answers—but we can at least get them started. If you make it fun, your kids will eventually learn to research on their own, and then you can ask them for answers. Giving children the tools to learn and analyze is crucial, but it’s often neglected. And that has consequences. Many people don’t understand how science works—its limitations as well as its benefits. This has led to confusion over issues that could have a profound effect on society. One only has to look at some of the “debate” surrounding global warming to know that incomprehension about science reaches the highest levels of de-

cision-making. U.S. presidential hopefuls have been demonstrating a bewildering lack of knowledge in their attempts to challenge the overwhelming scientific evidence for human-caused climate change. It’s reminiscent of parents who make something up when they don’t know the answer. This doesn’t always come from ignorance. Sometimes, it’s a way to exploit confusion or lack of understanding to further a political or corporate agenda. In Canada, we’ve seen attempts to limit, control, or silence scientific findings that may hinder the government’s economic and corporate agenda. The situation is so critical that last year Kathryn O’Hara, then president of the Canadian Science Writers’ Association, wrote to the prime minister, urging See Suzuki A9


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No easy fix for people with eating disorders To the editor: Re: Feb. 5 to 11 is Eating Disorders Awareness Week. I am a member of the Advocacy Group for Adults with Eating Disorders in B.C. I am not an expert in eating disorders (EDs); I only know about my struggle. I am almost five years in recovery from anorexia after a seven-year battle. I am in my late 20s and began my struggle at 16. As someone who was lucky enough to finally get proper treatment outside of Canada, I am grateful to be alive. It was a hard road to get where I am today. It took people believing in me and offering to help, wanting to live, relearning how to eat and take care of myself again, and realizing I had a reason to live and was worth it. People with EDs come in all sizes and shapes, may be young, middle aged or old, male or female, underweight, normal weight, overweight or obese, any nationality or colour, and so forth. There is increasing evidence that there is a t f

genetic or biological predisposition to developing an ED. They are serious psychological illnesses and include anorexia, bulimia, eating disorder not otherwise specified, and binge eating disorder to name a few. They are often a way to cope with trauma, fear, stress, anxiety, depression, etc., but result in even more emotional suffering. They can lead to medical complications and death. You cannot tell someone has an ED or is at risk of death based solely on their size. The mortality rate for eating disorders is the highest of any mental illness at 10 to 20 per cent. About half of all deaths result from medical causes; the other half from suicide. Weight restoration/stabilization or symptom interruption heightens the distress and fear in those with an eating disorder. As a result, they may engage in dangerous compensatory behaviours including compulsive over-exercise, laxatives, diuretics, ‘diet pills,’ and deliberate self-harm. These can lead

to electrolyte imbalance, sudden heart failure, osteopenia, osteoporosis, loss of bowel function, kidney failure and death. Weight stabilization is not a cure for EDs. Eating disorders are a mental illness, not a physical disease. We are often afraid of recovery partly because if we weight-stabilize, people will think we are cured and no one will help us anymore. Weight is not what EDs are truly about, even though they appear to be. Eating disorders often occur with other disorders including depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, and personality disorders. They are difficult to treat, and relapse rates are high. What I would like others to know is this: EDs are not something we want. They are also not something to make light of or joke about. They kill every day. They are not harmless. We are struggling to survive something that threatens to steal our life when it has already taken so much. It is a fight not everyone survives. You may believe you

are ‘different’ and it won’t happen to you because you’re not really “that skinny,” you don’t need as much food as others, you aren’t really “that sick,” or other people are “more sick and deserving.” The disease is inside your head 24 hours a day; a voice constantly telling you that you are fat, you are not good enough, you are bad or deserve to suffer, other people are more needy and deserving, or everything bad in your life is your fault. You live in constant fear. Even in those who achieve a stable period of recovery, lasting even years, it can still resurface in times of stress. Signs that someone you know may be developing or suffering an ED include strange or rigid eating habits, restrictive eating, large amounts of food disappearing, dramatically increased exercise, disappearing after every meal, dramatic weight change accompanied by denial that there is a problem, isolation from friends, family and social events, and difficulties at school or work as a result

of reduced cognition, concentration and short term memory. What can you do? If you are a parent of a young person, seek help. For services in your community, contact http:// keltyeatingdisorders.ca/. Whatever your relationship to a child or adult with an ED, express your love, support and concern, and open the door for us to talk about it. Ask us what would help. Listen and respond without judgment. You cannot be our therapist, so please don’t try. Talking to us is full of pitfalls. Please don’t tell us that we look good or better. All we hear is “you look fat.” Please don’t try to force or guilt feed us. Most of all, please be patient and forgive us. Forgive our bad decisions and seemingly irrational behaviours and reactions. They are made out of fear and anger at ourselves. Forgive us for isolating from you, for doing damaging things, and for our inability to hear your words. Thank you. Ashley Polson, Kelowna

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by Doctors Brophy and Keith featured in the film, on workplace and cancer, was funded in part through the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Finally, the vast majority of the film’s statistics and examples were not Canadian. For Canadian statistics, examples, and practices, please visit the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation’s website

at www.cbcf.org. I think the film raises a valid point when it talks about the use of the pink ribbon on products and what percentage of proceeds actually go to research. There is always room for improvement, and I would like to see corporate partners be more transparent about exactly how much they are giving and who they are giving it

Scientists can’t speak freely Suzuki from A8 him to “free the scientists to speak—be it about state of ice in the Arctic, dangers in the food supply, nanotechnology, salmon viruses, radiation monitoring, or how much the climate will change.” Currently, the federal government must approve all media and speaking requests for its scientists. Clearance is often not given, or is delayed so much that experts can’t speak in a timely and meaningful way. Compare this with the Obama administration’s U.S. policy, which states

that “scientists may speak freely with the media and public about scientific and technical matters based on their official work without approval from the public affairs office or their supervisors.” In an open society, leaders who have nothing to hide and who base their decisions on the best available evidence should have no reason to muzzle scientists, or anyone else. Just as parents should help children find relevant facts and encourage exploration, governments have a responsibility to make sure we have access to good information.

Having answers to our children’s questions is not enough. If we want societies that provide the maximum benefit for the most people over the longest time, and if we want to find solutions to the challenges and problems we’ve created, we must teach our children and ourselves how to find and evaluate answers objectively. Making science education a priority is an important part of that. With contributions from Ian Hanington, David Suzuki Foundation. www.davidsuzuki.org.

to when they use the pink ribbon. The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation has some good information about how to be a smart pink ribbon partner on their website. My mother and I battled breast cancer literally at the same time in 1992. I survived. Breast cancer killed my mother and I was inspired to get involved with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. When breast cancer knocked on my door again in 2008 I knew progress had been made since my initial diagnosis

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ain kissing my face gave me a shock this week as I left the house for my morning walk, because I just expect winter weather in winter. We’ve had a real roller-coaster ride of weather so far this winter, from a balmy December to extreme cold for a week or so in January, and now rain when you’d expect to feel snow coming down. I’m not complaining, but it certainly feels odd to feel rain when I think we’re actually deep in winter, not spring. Such weather makes life much easier for birds and deer to overwinter, but it’s confusing for the spring plants, some of which were beginning to sprout in early January when that cold snap hit. Mother Nature can cause just as much confusion in the lives of wild animals and plants as man can. First we fill in wetlands, then we attempt to do a repair of some of the damage we’ve done to what is a very complex natural process. Unfortunately, what I’ve always said about it not being quite so easy to repair our damage as it sounds, turns out to be true, scientists have discovered.

Rick Simpson, Okanagan Region fisheries co-chair for the B.C. Wildlife Federation, forwarded a link to a new report that reJudie search now quesSteeves tions whether manmade versions of wetlands can ever compensate for those buried under parking lots and subdivisions. It may look simple, but the processes occurring in wetlands that purify water and keep a whole, intricate chain of living things functioning, is much more complex that it appears. Instead of trying to fix what we wreck, we really must try and prevent such damage in the first place. And, that means we must first acknowledge that what we do when we fill in a wetland or pave over a grassland, is damage. Once we’ve got the hang of that attitude, we’re halfway to protecting and preserving such important natural places. In fact, even if you’re snowshoeing, snowmobiling or skiing through such natural areas, you should be alert to the possible presence of wetlands, because with the weird weather we’ve been having, you may find yourself knee-deep in

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someone who is known and loved by the community. Sean, as many Capital News readers now know, has been locked in a nasty battle with a brain tumour and while it’s definitely been kicked to the sideline for now, it is not gone for good. In October, Sean and his amazing and spunky wife Sandra, travelled to Loma Linda, Cal., for proton radiation treatment. They returned late last month. During their absence, Kim Calloway, Heather McCullough, Randy Zahara and others worked fiendishly to create last night’s fundraiser. On Wednesday, Kim and I met to talk about the upcoming night and planned our roles as MCs for the evening. Sandra and Sean joined us—which set the scenario for the abovementioned shared moment. Sean and Sandra talked about how surprised and pleasantly shocked they have been by the willingness

of so many people to give up time and energy on their behalf, amazed by the kindness of not only friends but also total strangers. Kim and I nodded and shook our heads in understanding. Having spent a lifetime in media work and the entertainment world, we have both been privy to lots of that sort of heart-warming community caring and kindness that Sandra and Sean were just experiencing. Kelowna may be an odd little town in many ways, and very unpredictable when it comes to holding events, but when it is a cause worthy of support, our town takes a backseat to no one. So, Kim and I nodded to each other safe in our anticipation that no matter what happened, it would be a night for all of us to remember. Just like that special night for me back in October. It was the kick-off night to my city council election campaign. Soon

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NEWS ▼ MLA’S REPORT

Drilling for groundwater information in Joe Rich well S ometimes, it’s easy to gaze at beautiful Okanagan Lake and think there’s more than enough water to go around. But appearances can be deceiving. The Okanagan and Southern Interior has several large lakes, but the water supply is also limited by the semi-arid climate. And “limited” is an accurate term. According to Statistics

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has the lowest per capita availability of fresh water in Canada. Compounding that shortage, we use more water per capita than any other jurisdiction in Canada. Unfortunately, water shortages have already occurred in some areas, and more are expected to occur in the near future. For these reasons, Environment Canada desig-

nated the Okanagan as a priority water-limited region. Balancing the competing water requirements of the environment, human needs, irrigation, tourism, industry and cultural values has become increasingly difficult. Of all the local issues that confront Kelowna and the Okanagan, there is perhaps none more serious than water. Responsible water

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policy is crucial. It may not be perfect grammar, but it’s still accurate to say there’s only one water in the Okanagan. Its use—or, if we’re not careful, misuse—affects the whole valley. Of course, water policy can only work with good information. That’s where the Okanagan Groundwater Monitoring Project comes in. Today, I will be pleased to help the Okanagan Basin Water Board celebrate the opening of the Joe Rich monitoring well. It’s part of a vitally important project to monitor the health of groundwater supplies in Joe Rich, and indeed the entire region. Joe Rich is one of a number of wells being drilled in sensitive aqui-

fers identified as vulnerable. As you can imagine, a project of this scope requires the cooperation of a lot of organizations and levels of government. The wells are being drilled in partnership with the B.C. Ministry of Environment, B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Environment Canada and various Okanagan local governments. The Joe Rich well is being drilled in partnership with the Regional District of Central Okanagan. This cooperation is vital. Not just because the costs are shared—though that’s obviously very helpful—but because the

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NEWS ▼ LEARNING ART

Learn to draw without restraint T here was a time when at maximum frustration, temper raging, and tears flying with no one understanding your perspective, most of us could calm down with a pad of paper and good green crayon. Or I know I could. Pull out a pack of Crayolas around the average two-year-old and you’ll see what I mean. Once the tears subside, the interest piques and the table, the floor,

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deadly battle with our boss or spouse and think: “That’s it! I’m pulling out the pencil crayons.” (Unless there’s colouring implements worked into the marketing of your favourite wine). But how did we get to this point? How does the average adult go from loving the process of making art so much it’s one of those safe places to relax and hide from life’s problems to totally disregarding that joy-

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ful space and thinking, ah, drawing: “I can’t.” This is a lot of what I’ve been thinking about this week as I work through my second week of Drawing for the Absolute Beginner at the Kelowna Art Gallery. After receiving lots of great notes of encouragement, I’ve come to understand that believing you can’t draw is pretty normal. In fact, it was such a prevalent theme, I gave UBCO education professor and artist Sharon McCoubrey a call to find out if there’s an academic perspective on how this shift occurs. In the very early stages of a child’s development, a colouring implement is something to scribble with and it’s great fun, she said, noting it’s critical for a small child’s development to colour. It’s not until about three years old that the average little one starts to try and make shapes out of those scribbles and it takes another development stage still to start relating those sketches to physical objects—as totally unrealistic as those representations might seem to adults. This is the awesome stage where arms come

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A STILL LIFE drawing done by Jennifer Smith of sphere and a cube presented some challenges to the artist. out attached to heads and people just might appear in x-ray vision, the objects on the other side of the room totally visible through bodies. At this point, kids are less concerned about the representation on the page than art as a form of storytelling. Unfortunately, it doesn’t take long to get to a realism stage where one realizes: “Hmmm… the flower pot on my page doesn’t look a thing like the one on the table.” This was me this week, I’m afraid. My sphere and cube exercise found me chasing a styrofoam block around my page like a mad woman as I quickly discovered lines coming out of boxes that shouldn’t be where they were, and didn’t fit

in the next position and would totally destroy my cone if moved a few inches left. Ironically, this exercise was called a “still life,” though there was nothing still about the geometric tease flitting about my page. Thankfully, both my art teacher, Rena Warren, and McCoubrey seem to think that with some instruction on perspective and negative space (or the space behind my objects), and concentrated observation, I should make progress. It appears, far more important than getting it right is believing what you’re doing is right enough to want to keep going. And Westside artist Noelle Nadeau had some

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brilliant advice on this point. Following my first art class, Nadeau sent me a really awesome and encouraging email talking about the importance of desire versus technique. Her technique is really unique. After converting to Buddhism, she began using water and acrylic paint and rolling the colours around her canvass as she chanted in meditation. The result is really breathtaking and obviously no two works are ever remotely alike. When I met Nadeau a couple of years ago, she glowed with enthusiasm and seemed to possess perfect knowledge that her work would turn out great, just as it did. I’m not so sure I see this just yet when I look at my hand drawing— that’s a drawing of my hand drawn by hand—but I’m coming around to the idea that it might come together. And if inspiration is needed, there’s always grandma Elizabeth Layton (http://www.elizabethlayton.com/). Layton began drawing the year I was born; she was 68. On a daily basis, she worked at creating selfportraits that reflected social issues important to her. Layton was a newspaper person, from a family in news and managing editor of her hometown paper, The Wellsville Globe, according to her website. By the time she started drawing she was apparently struggling with bipolar disease and had raised five children alone following a divorce. Nadeau tipped me to her work by way of a pick-me-up and it’s certainly worked. Capital News reporter Jennifer Smith is taking a six week learn-todraw class.She will provide weekly updates on her progress. jsmith@kelownacapnews.com


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SPORTS â&#x2013;ź LOOKING FORWARD

Schultz contends for top NCAA award Kevin Parnell STAFF REPORTER

Justin Schultz wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be making any official decisions about his hockey playing future for at least another month. But to hear Schultzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s University of Wisconsin coach talk about his star defenceman, the talented blueliner could be playing his final games of NCAA hockey this season, his third at Wisconsin for the Westside Minor Hockey product and Anaheim Ducks draft pick. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a foregone conclusion that Justin is going to be gone after this season,â&#x20AC;? said Mike Eaves, Wisconsinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s head coach and a former NHL player. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not written in stone but based on historyâ&#x20AC;Ś Justin is a top-end guy and if they stay for three years, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a bonus.â&#x20AC;? If it is his final season in the NCAA, Schultz is going out with a bang. The 6-foot-2, 186 pound

defenceman is considered one of the best players in American college hockey. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in serious contention for the Hobey Baker award as the NCAAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top player, is second in Wisconsin team scoring with 38 points in 26 games and is the fourth leading scorer in his conference, the WCHA. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He keeps growing in his confidence and he keeps developing as a young man and with his leadership,â&#x20AC;? said Eaves. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everything is moving in a very positive direction and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re happy to be a part of it.â&#x20AC;? After a two year career with the Westside Warriors, Schultz was drafted in the third round of the NHL Entry Draft by the Anaheim Ducks. When he completed his second season at Wisconsin last year, the Ducks lobbied hard for Schultz to leave school and go pro. Schultz though had his mind made up early

and returned to school this year for his junior season, majoring in life science communications, a journalism program at Wisconsin. According to Eaves, athletes who leave college after three years finish their degree 90 per cent of the time while someone who leaves after two years is less than 50 per cent likely to complete their schooling. Schultz says he wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make any decisions until after Wisconsinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s season but admits itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great to be so close to joining a pro hockey team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve dreamt about making that step to the pro game and I get a little nervous when I think about it,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m excited. I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait for that time. I think coming back for my third year of schooling has helped me get stronger and can make sure Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m ready to make that jump when the time is right. The defensive part

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WEST KELOWNA native Justin Schultz is closing out his third season at the University of Wisconsin, contemplating a jump to pro hockey and nominated for the Hobey Baker as the NCAA hockey player of the year. of my game is what has been holding me back and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what I have learned in my last three years is how to play better defensively.â&#x20AC;? Schultzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rise to prominence in the NCAA doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come as much of a surprise to those who watched his career. Always a gifted offensive player and great skater,

the West Kelowna native won the BCHL Interior Conference top defenceman both of his seasons with the Warriors. Now 21, Schultz says it seems like ages ago when he made his debut as a 16-year-old affiliate player, scoring the winning goal in his very first game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It seems like awhile

ago,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Going into junior hockey I thought was a huge jump and I thought â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;wow these guys are pretty good, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to play college.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; My time with the Warriors helped kick-start my career. It was two of the best years of my life and I will never forget it.â&#x20AC;? As for the Hobey

Baker, fans can vote for Schultz as part of the voting process online at www.hobeybakeraward. com/page/show/191347vote-for-hobey. The annual award to American collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s player of the year will be handed out in April. kparnell @kelownacapnews.com

NHL scoutâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s take on a couple of prospects from the Rockets With more than 200 National Hockey League scouts in the stands, few events during the course of a hockey season are more heavily scrutinized than the Top Prospects Game. Forty of the top drafteligible players in the Canadian Hockey League, including a pair of Kelowna Rockets, were under the scouting microscope on Wednesday night at Prospera Place. Warren Henderson of

the Capital News spoke to Marcel Comeau, the director of amateur scouting for the NHLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Winnipeg Jets, to get his assessment of forward Colton Sissons and defenceman Damon Severson. â&#x20AC;˘ Comeau on Sissons, the 14th-rated North American skater in Central Scoutingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s midterm rankings: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got a good power forward game, a good drive-and-shoot game, he shoots the puck well

Colton Sissons off the rush, but heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a good player below the dots in the offensive end.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a guy who uses his size well. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think his intangible qualities are real strong, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a very determined guy, a lot of battle and second effort in his game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just an offensive guy, I think heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got a strong two-way game, he plays a good team game, so I think thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what he brings to the table.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘ Comeau on Severson, ranked 46th among skaters in Central Scoutingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s midterm report:

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a real strong skater, his transition skating from backwards to forwards and forward to backwards is very good. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He has good size and strength, he handles size and strength in coverage well, not a guy thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easily moved off the puck, but he can move some people off the puck himself. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Those type of defencemen are always important in a game nowadays thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s real fast, but he also can handle himself on

the physical side. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got a real good point shot and gets the puck through to the net real well.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘ Comeau on the overall impact the Top Prospects Game can have on a playerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s draft value: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think you have to be careful not to put too much on one game like this, either positively or negatively. I think if the guy is a real stick-out in this game thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a real feather in his cap, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not necessari-

ly the be-all, end-all. â&#x20AC;&#x153;On the other hand, if he struggles, the player canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be buried just because of what he does in this one game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s another viewing for us, I think thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the way all guys look at it. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why you see so many scouts in the building. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a factor but shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be the biggest factor in terms of where they fit into things.â&#x20AC;? whenderson@kelownacapnews.com

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SPORTS ▼ TOP PROSPECTS GAME

Team Orr slips past Team Cherry in tight-checking showcase Warren Henderson STAFF REPORTER

Goals and scoring chances were scarce, but intensity and late-game dramatics were not as Team Orr edged Team Cherry 2-1 in the 2012 edition of the Top Prospects Game Wednesday night in Kelowna. Seattle Thunderbirds’ forward Branden Troock scored the game winner on a power play with just 24 seconds remaining in the third period, as he burst past the Team Cherry defense and slid the puck under Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds goaltender Matt Murray. “When I came off the bench, I knew there was only about 30 seconds left,” said Troock. “I saw Pouliot coming up the middle, so I tried to get my feet moving and called for the puck along the side.

“As soon as I crossed the line, I knew I had a step on the defenceman, so I knew I was taking it to the net to try and get a greasy one.” The game was tightchecking, physical and fast-paced from the outset, with several heavy hits and a pair of fights, as 40 of the top draft-eligible players did their utmost to impress NHL scouts in front of 5,022 fans at Prospera Place. Dalton Thrower of the Saskatoon Blades and Tom Wilson of the Plymouth Whalers went to toe-to-toe in the second period after Wilson flattened Thrower’s Blades teammate Lukas Sutter with a crushing body check. Baie-Comeau’s Raphael Bussieres and Matt Dumba of the Red Deer Rebels dropped the gloves in the third period, prov-

MARISSA BAECKER/CONTRIBUTOR

KELOWNA ROCKETS defenceman Damon Severson (Team Cherry) races for the

puck against Team Orr’s Chandler Stephenson in the Top Prospects Game Wednesday at Prospera Place. ing again this was serious business, not simply a runof-the-mill all-star game. Team Orr opened the

scoring in the second period as Kelowna Rockets captain Colton Sissons drew an assist on Griffin

Reinhart’s goal at the 2:46 mark. Team Cherry drew even at 8:23 of the third on a goal by Rimouski defenceman Dillon Fournier. Sissons, who wore the C for Team Orr, thoroughly embraced the opportunity to play alongside the CHL’s best.

“It was great,” said Sissons, who was rated 14th among North American skaters in the latest Central Scouting rankings. “Especially bringing home the win, it’s always nice to come into the dressing room with a win, but overall it was a really fun couple of days and I really enjoyed myself. I couldn’t be happier being a part of this event.” Sissons’ Kelowna teammate Damon Severson played for Team Cherry and, aside from being on the ice for the deciding goal by Team Orr, was pleased with his effort amongst Canada’s best draft-eligible talent. “I was ready for the fast-paced game, it was really fun, good to be out there and I was happy, I felt good out there,” said Severson, who recently returned to the Rockets lineup after missing 16 games with a wrist injury. “Being out with an injury, I was keeping my conditioning up and I felt like I kept pace out there pretty well.” Branden Troock, who had a goal and an assist,

was named player of the game for Team Orr. Matt Murray, who made 17 saves after entering the game midway in the second period, was named Team Cherry’s player of the game. Longtime NHL coach and manager Pat Quinn, who coached Team Orr along with Vancouver’s Don Hay, said the game confirmed his belief that the state of Canadian hockey and the development of young players in the country continues to be top-notch. “You saw the skills out there (Wednesday), that first period boy, it was fast, the puck was moving, the players were moving,” said Quinn, who coached Canada to a gold medal at the 2009 World Junior Championship in Ottawa. “There was contact in the game, not dirty contact just good physical play. It was really a treat to watch.” Ex-NHL star Mark Recchi and Kelowna’s Ryan Huska were in charge of Team Cherry. whenderson @kelownacapnews.com

▼ WESTSIDE WARRIORS

Warriors damage in 1st A slow start cost the Westside Warriors two points on Wednesday night as the Salmon Arm Silverbacks did all the damage they would need in the first period of the team’s BCHL game in Salmon Arm. The Silverbacks scored twice in the first

three minutes and added a third late in the first period, and despite a furious final two periods, the Warriors could never come back, losing 5-2 to Salmon Arm. “As a team, we weren’t quite ready to play tonight,” said Garrett Skrbich of his team’s slow

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start. “They came out fast and got a couple on us right away, and it hurt us in the end.” The loss leaves the Warriors 15 points out of a playoff spot with 14 games remaining as the team heads into two home games at Royal LePage Place on this weekend. Westside will host Alberni Valley tonight and Merritt on Saturday. “It’s a tough loss, and everyone’s pretty disappointed” said Skrbich. “But we’re going to come back and get at it this weekend, and try to make that playoff spot.” Westside fired 30 shots at the Salmon Arm goal over the final two periods on Wednesday. Silverbacks goalie Kurt Williams was named the first star of the game, stopping 42 shots, including a blocker save on Reid Simmonds late in the game that preserved Salmon Arm’s 3-2 lead. Dwayne Rodrigue suffered the loss for Westside, stopping 24 of the 28 shots he faced. The Warriors record in the BCHL Interior Conference fell to 16-23-2-5.


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UBCO Heat in run for playoffs With two weekends remaining in the Canada West men’s volleyball season, it’s all about making a playoff run for the UBC Okanagan Heat. With four games left the Heat (5-11) are starting to see the benefits of playing the nation’s toughest schedule to this point in the season, and they will rnow face team’s below them in the standings for the final two weekends. tOn Friday and Saturday, Gereg Poitras’ squad heads to Saskatoon to take the court against the 3-13 University of Saskatchewan Huskies. The Huskies just played a pair of games versus Thompson Rivers in Kamloops this past weekend and left with two wins over the WolfPack. The Heat are trying to catch the 7-11 Winnipeg Wesmen for the seventh and final playoff spot, the Wesmen play their final two matches this weekend against the 14-2 Manitoba Bisons. For the Heat ktheir last two games will be Feb. 10 and 11 at home when they host the 3-15 WolfPack—these final two matches will very likely have a spot in the playoffs on the line. The UBC Okanagan women’s volleyball team will take these next two weekends to try and set a high mark for wins by a women’s volleyball team in Canada West. After tstumbling twice this past weekend versus the Regina Cougars the Heat will hope they have better luck against another Saskatchtewan foe when the head to Saskatoon to play the University of Saskatchewan Huskies. The Huskies are winless on the season with an 0-16 record, while the Heat sit at 3-13. Both games this Friday and Saturday will be played at the University of Saskatchewan starting at 4 p.m.

DOUG FARROW/CONTRIBUTOR

KELOWNA ROCKETS peewee tier 2 forward Ryan Hughes snaps

a shot towards Westside Warriors goalie Nik Bregeda in Okanagan Mainline hockey action Saturday at Rutland Arena. The Rockets won 9-5.

VANESSA HODAK/CONTRIBUTOR

RILEY MCFARLAND and the UBC Okanagan Heat men’s volleyball squad resume their Canada West playoff push this weekend with two matches at the University of Saskatchewan. PST and can seen online at www.canadawest.tv.

HEAT BASKETBALL

The men’s basketball team last weekend went down to Vancouver and played the surging Thunderbirds, after losing both to the Pacific Division leaders the Heat are now 2-12 on the season. This upcoming weekend they are hosting the 11-3 University of Victoria Vikes who are trying to catch the T-Birds in the Pacific Division standings. The Vikings had this past weekend off and come with a rested squad to Kelowna. The game on Friday night is at 8 p.m., and at UBC’s Okanagan campus. Satur-

day the two teams tip-off two hours earlier, at 6 p.m. again on UBC’s Okanagan campus. On the women’s side the Heat fell to the No. 3 ranked T-Birds in both the Friday and Saturday affair and now face the University of Victoria who are coming off of a bye week. The Vikes are 6-8, but with a 3-3 record on the road. The Friday night’s game of the Heat-Vikes matchup will be the CIS WBCA (Women’s Basketball Coaches Association) shoot for the cure game. This is the first time in the five years since the event launched that all 43 CIS school’s with

women’s basketball programs will take part in the initiative that raises money for the fight against breast cancer. For more information on the CIS and the Shoot for the Cure visit their website at: http:// english.cis-sic.ca/ sports/wbkb/2011-12/ releases/20120113-cis Everyone come out wearing pink to Friday’s game with a tip-off time set for 6 p.m., the game will be held in Kelowna at UBC’s Okanagan campus. Saturday will be an afternoon affair with the teams taking to the hardwood at 4p.m., again at UBC’s Okanagan campus.

Huskies win the Palmer trophy The Okanagan Mission Huskies turned aside all challengers to win the R.C. Palmer Secondary Grade 9 boys basketball tournament in Richmond. The Huskies capped off an undefeated weekend with a convincing 5733 victory Saturday over Rockridge in the championship final. OKM opened the tournament with a hard-fought 59-56 win over Sentinel in game that was decided in

overtime. In the semifinals, the Huskies downed Collingwood 45-30. “Our boys played hard and with pride,” said Huskies head coach Aman Sandhu. The tournament champion Huskies are: Connor Mitchell, Hayden Carlson, Avery Walline, Emman Sandhu, Moises Blandon, Oliver Wicklund, Harman Dhindsa, and Colin Patterson, Logan Morris,

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THE OKANAGAN Mission Huskies Grade 9 boys basketball team celebrates its gold medal win at the R.C. Palmer tournament last weekend. and Ian Johnston. Missing were Adam Murray, Mike Gargaro and Luke Imrich.

The coaches are Aman Sandhu and Rob Mitchell.

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Tasty Treasures for Valentines Plot twists, turns out on a ledge L ove is in the air. It’s February—the month to celebrate the people we love. For many of us, the best way to a person’s heart is through their belly and I have some delicious ideas this week that are sure to steer cupid’s arrow in the right direction. For all of the sweethearts in your life, tall and small, I recommend making a beeline to the Kelowna Farmers & Crafters Market at Parkinson Recreation Centre on Saturday (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.). First stop: The table laden with mouth-watering heart-shaped tasty treats, or should I say, Tasty Treasures. From her delicious mini biscotti to her beautiful Valentine cookies and cupcakes, Debbie Donahue’s Tasty Treasures Baking Company, creates baking that truly tastes like home. Almost too pretty to eat (almost), the red velvet and triple chocolate cupcakes are absolutely gorgeous and sure to de-

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Jennifer Schell liver a thrill. Her delicately iced Valentine sugar cookies are simply beautiful and, for the chocolate hound in your life, like me, the heart-shaped chocolate brownies are sure to send your main squeeze into a swoon. Debbie uses only the best quality ingredients in her baking with no preservatives and she infuses it with the most important ingredient—love. Her passion for creating delicious and beautiful baking is evident in both taste and design. Why not share the love this year? Let Debbie do the baking for you. She has a wide array of other tasty treasures to choose from all year long. www.tastytreasures.ca

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DEBBIE DONAHUE, owner/baker of Tasty Treasures Baking Company, is at the Kelowna Farmers and Crafters Market in Parkinson Rec Centre on Saturdays. or call 250-860-6129. Jennifer Schell is

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The Okanagan Shuswap District of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is creating its list of registered Equipment for Hire for the fiscal year of 2012/2013, which begins April 1, 2012. This area geographically covers the area from the United States border, east to Osoyoos, west of Princeton and north of Salmon Arm.

New York City is the setting for this suspense film—fortunately the Roosevelt Hotel on Madison Avenue has a fairly wide ledge, particularly on the 21st floor. That’s a good thing, as Nick Cassidy (played by Sam Worthington) spends 90 per cent of the show on that ledge. If the extent of the plot was wouldbe jumper being talked down by a trained negotiator—it would be tedious, but Man on the Ledge is just the tip of the iceberg in a show full of mis-direction, twists, turns and a surprise ending. Nick, accused of stealing from the Trumpesque David Englander (Ed Harris), escapes Sing Sing by slipping away from authorities during a day pass to attend his father’s funeral. He checks into the Roosevelt, has a great meal, then slips onto the ledge—and stays there. We don’t see movies like this anymore— no nudity, little swearing and few over-the-top special effects. Sure there are fights and car chases, but the real show is in the moments of suspense and surprise, the heroes, vil-

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Susan Steen lains and humour. This is a great movie, with a good cast. Of course Sam Worthington, (who played the lead in Avatar) is Nick, who, in desperation seeks to draw attention to his innocence in a very public way; Elizabeth Banks (soon be seen in The Next Three Days with Russell Crowe) plays the negotiator with baggage of her own; Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot) plays the brother; Kyra Sedgwick is great as the ‘pit bull’ news reporter; Ed Burns give a good performance. Best line (spoken by the negotiator): “If you’re lying to me, I’ll push you off myself.” Right to the end we’re just not sure how it will unfold . I give this four reels. Susan Steen is a local movie buff. susansteen1234@shaw.ca

All individuals or companies registered in 2011 will have received invitations by mail to re-register hired equipment for 2012. If you have new equipment to be added to your profile, you can register online at www.bcbid.ca or contact the District Office in Kelowna to obtain the appropriate forms. Any individuals who were not registered in 2010/2011, but wish to have equipment listed are hereby invited to contact the District Office, either in person or by phone, to obtain the appropriate registration forms. Note that while you do not need to have Commercial (Comprehensive) General Liability Insurance or up-to-date WorkSafe BC coverage to register, you will have to meet these requirements prior to working on any ministry projects. Only owned or lease-to-own equipment is eligible for registration. Equipment may only be registered in one area in any given year. Seniority is not transferable from area to area. The deadline for new registrations is midnight on Thursday, March 22, 2012. Late registrations will be accepted, but may appear at the bottom of the open list. Note that there is no charge for registering new equipment, or for changing or deleting equipment information already listed.

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29 days to ‘make death wait’

Do you know someone who has suffered from a heart condition or stroke? Do you want to make a difference? The Kelowna Heart and Stroke Foundation office is always looking for volunteers. Canvass door to door. This is a great way

to connect with your neighbours. In our area 1,400 volunteers are needed to go door to door. Opening doors in your neighbourhood supports life-saving research. Heart

disease and stroke will take one in three before their time. It is the No. 1 killer of women, more than all cancers combined. Online fundraising. This can be done by anyone at any anytime from the convenience of their home. Simply register on-

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Markets and art galleries to enjoy in picturesque town squares Mexico from A24 tiple lush mansions. All of this is a boon for travelers. After spending all day shopping the markets at El Jardin square, perusing art galleries at the converted factory Fabrica La Aurora or admiring the gothic church spires of La Parroquia, who wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to shelter-in-place with aromatherapy massages and a five-course wine dinner? We file this report on San Miguelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s three most over-the-top overnights. â&#x20AC;˘ Rosewood San Miguel De Allende Squint your eyes and Rosewoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s San Miguel hotel looks as if it has been there for years with its stucco walls, grand archways and stone columns. In fact, the 67-room luxury resort opened three months ago. Rooms feel like upscale Mexican haciendas: beamed ceilings, stone fireplaces, glass doors that open onto private garden terraces. The resortâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two swimming pools are equally inviting. The main pool is lined by a row of white tent cabanas stocked with lounge chairs, fluffy towels, sandals and cool drinks from the poolside Agua lounge. You can also spend the afternoon getting a treatment at the hotelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sense spa. Try the wild lavender aromatherapy massage or a blended mole spice and cocoa scrub. Whatever your day plans, get to the resortâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Luna Rooftop Tapas Bar by dusk. The sunsets from this perch are amazing. Try a flight of fruit-infused margaritas and a deconstructed shrimp cocktail as you take in the 360-degree view of the mountains and glowing rooftops. Foodies will also want to book a table at the resortâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1826 Restaurant & Bar (named for the year that San Miguel de Allende adopted the name of Mexican hero Ignacio Jose de Allende y Unzaga.) The open-concept kitchen is ideal for watching locavore executive chef Carlos Hannon prepare everything from baked suckling pig to crispy corn empanadas made according to his grandmother Elenaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recipe. He was even able to name the goat from Mexican farmer Cristina Gerezâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s herd that produced the restaurantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s current batch of cheese. For the record, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rita.â&#x20AC;? The vibe: Extreme pampering in an oldworld colonial environment with all of the new-

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GET A VIEW of the sunset from the tapas bar atop Rosewood in San Miguel de

The vibe: Hip-looking guests pout and sip cocktails in a minimalist gallery-like setting. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Archerâ&#x20AC;? painting in the lobby library is a replica of famed Mexican artist Diego Riveraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s portrait of the hotel ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother, Matilda Stream. (The original remains in the familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s private collection.) Rates: Rooms from $319 to $894 per night; includes breakfast. Contact: 855-6284532; www.hotelmatilda. com. â&#x20AC;˘ Casa de Sierra Nevada Casa de Sierra Nevada is the grande dame of San

Miguelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exclusive overnights. The reason in a word: privacy. The hotel is not a single building with a bustling lobby (and attendants taking note of your comings and goings), but six colonial mansions loosely clustered less than two blocks from the city square. Check-in happens at a small office on a street so narrow that when they open the door for you to exit, be careful; there may be a passing taxi or donkey loaded down with firewood. Each mansion generally contains only five to seven rooms or suites (there are 37 total) arranged around interior

courtyards blooming with fragrant bougainvilleas and other native blossoms. The result is that you feel like youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve scored keys to a friendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in-town villa rather than a visitor with a hotel swipe card. Rooms have consistent finishes such as carvedwood trim, wrought-iron details and polished-copper soaking tubs, but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where the similarities end. Each buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s architecture creates a variety of quirky floor plans. One garden-level room at Casa Fuente contains only a cozy bedroom and bath. In contrast, Case Limon has a sprawling suite complete See Mexico A26

Allende, Mexico. construction amenities. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss: La Cava, the resortâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2,000-bottle wine room. Rates: Rooms from $295 to $2,250 (includes breakfast for two). Contact: 1-888-7673966; www.rosewoodsanmiguel.com. â&#x20AC;˘ Hotel Matilda Sleek, sexy Hotel Matilda could pass for a boutique hotel in New York, which is exactly why its cobblestone-lane setting in San Miguel is intriguing. The 32-room hotel is the vision of eccentric owner-developer Harold â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spookâ&#x20AC;? Stream, who named it for his mother. Step up to the front desk and you see what appears to be a wall of traditional Mexican tiles. Seconds later, the tiles morph patterns and colors until you realize itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s actually a grid of digital screensâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;an installation by artist Nacho Rodriguez Bach. Even the staff looks high-design: The official uniform is a crisp suit paired with Converse sneakers. The Matilda is built around a central courtyard with an infinity-edge swimming pool and dramatic water-wall fountain. Guest rooms are minimalist and airy. Streamlined furniture, marble floors and black-and-white prints by Mexico City artist Eduardo Zaylan set a contemporary tone. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worth noting that while many suites have expansive views, some smaller courtyard-facing rooms have only frosted windows (for privacy). The hotelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Spa Matilda, which made this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Conde Nast Travelerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hot list, counts the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only hammam steam cave among its bragging

rights. We might tout the hotelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s night life. The upstairs lounge mixes cocktails made from smallbatch, specialty liquors. And be sure to make a pit stop here. The lounge lavatory wallpaper is adapted from a famed Spencer Tunick photo of almost 20,000 nudes standing in Mexico Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main square.

Restaurant Matilda, with a patio overlooking the pool, is also a hot spot. Executive chef Bernard McDonough whips up everything from tequila-barrel-smoked duck to homemade fennel-pollen pasta. And if you stop by for lunch, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss the house-made hot dog dressed with chipotle-andpapaya ketchup.

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B SECTION • FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2012 • CAPITAL NEWS

MOTORING ▼ ROAD TEST

Nissan boosts Murano LE AWD to the Platinum Rob Beintema CARGUIDE MAGAZINE

The 2012 Nissan Murano is a family-friendly, five-passenger vehicle that blends the best of crossover qualities. It offers utility and raised vantage point of a tall wagon, the upright roominess of a minivan, some SUV-like abilities and attitude, along with all the modern sedan-like comforts you could ever hope to expect. It is one of the original CUVs, launched in 2002 as a 2003 model and the predecessor to most of the ever-growing number of competitors in this, the hottest segment of the automotive industry.

Originality is a pretty good place to start. But in a ‘what have you done for me lately?’ kind of world, the Murano has managed to keep current with a second generation version that debuted for the 2009 model year, and with yearly tweaks, tech upgrades and trim adjustments. Last year, the 2011 Murano was refreshed with new fascias in front and back, and with new headlights and taillight treatments. Nissan also tried to make the Murano more accessible, slashing the starting price by almost $4,000 and adding a fourth, mid-priced SV See Nissan B3

CONTRIBUTED

THE 2012 NISSAN MURANO LE AWD in top-of-the-line trim, seen here in Blue Lightning with an added Platinum Package, one of the original crossovers, updated, loaded with luxuries and still relevant today as a comfortable five-passenger vehicle.

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17 , 998

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MOTORING

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260 hp 3.5-l 24-v DOHC V6 trim level into the middle of the lineup. That’s a price slot many Canadian’s aim for, not quite into the leatherclad luxury upper reaches and sticking with the cloth interior theme, but bolstered by a bump up in equipment and usable upgrades, adding a dual-panel moonroof, auto headlights, heated power front seats, Bluetooth phone system, vehicle security system, auto-dimming RearView Mirror, a seven-inch colour Vehicle Information Display, and an 11-speaker AM/FM/ XM/CD Bose Audio System with steering wheelmounted audio controls. For 2012, the Murano has added a new Hakone White exterior colour, and a new seven-inch monochrome screen to the base S model, while carrying on with its successful formula. It’s a formula that builds on Nissan’s ‘D’ platform, a foundation that is one-and-a-half times more torsionally rigid than the platform of the first generation Murano. Four-wheel independent suspension and a speed-sensitive power steering system, similar to the one used in Nissan’s 370Z sports car, combine for a smooth and unerring driving feel at highway speed or in country road cornering. Large four-wheel vented ABS disc brakes with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA) provide stopping power. Under the hood, all 2012 Muranos feature an evolution of Nissan’s award-winning VQ series engine—a 3.5-litre 24-valve DOHC V6 boasting 260 hp and 240 lb/ft of peak torque. This motor lives up to expectations, providing seamless pulling power with little drama. ThisV6 is officially rated at 11.7/8.5L/100km (city/hwy). My personal results—12L/100km— as usual, averaged closer to the city mileage numbers, especially in this LE tester, one of the heaviest, fully loaded versions. Engine power is transferred to the tarmac via an Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) automatic with Adaptive Shift Control (ACS). In Canada, Nissan’s Intuitive All-Wheel Drive System comes as standard equipment, along with Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with a Traction

Control System (TCS). The 2012 Nissan Murano comes in four models—S AWD, SV AWD, SL AWD and LE AWD. As tested here, my Murano was dressed in top-of-the-line LE trim. It added a newfor-2012 Platinum Package ($2,500) that bolsters luxuries past the LE limits, including 20-inch alloy wheels with a unique titanium finish, chrome exterior mirrors, the Nissan Navigation System, Bluetooth Streaming Audio and Platinum Edition

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It was significant that Mercedes-Benz chose Detroit not Geneva or Frankfurt for the world debut of the new SL. North America, California in particular, is the biggest market for the SL and has been for much of the 60 years the SL has been in production. Following the design language seen in the SLS supercar, the SL is probably most interesting in the fact it is almost entirely made from aluminum. At a reception held the night before the offi-

cial press days at the recent Detroit Auto Show, Dr Dieter Zetsche, chairman of the board of management of Daimler AG and head of MercedesBenz Cars, “There are around 900 million cars in the world and thousands of models. “But there are only a handful of automotive icons. Our SL is one of them.” The new-generation Mercedes-Benz SL takes the meaning of the famous letters “SL”—super, lightweight—literally.

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The new aluminum bodyshell weighs around 110 kilograms less than it would if using the steel technology from the predecessor. It is, in fact, the first time Mercedes-Benz has implemented an allaluminum bodyshell in a series-production model. The new SL will be offered with two different suspension systems: the SL features semi-active adjustable damping as standard. The optional active suspension system ABC (Active Body Control) is available as an alternative. Both suspension variants are combined with a new electromechanical Direct-Steer system featuring speed-sensitive power steering and a ratio that can be varied across the steering wheel angle. Along with two suspension systems there will be two engines. The new 4.6-litre V8 in the SL 500 produces 435 hp with fuel consumption has been improved by up to 22 per cent. A new 3.5-litre V6 engine in the new SL 350 develops 306 hp and delivers (US) 41.5 mpg, making it almost 30 per cent more economical than its predecessor. The SL 350 accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 5.9 seconds, making it three tenths of a second faster than its predecessor. The SL 500 takes just 4.6 seconds—eight tenths less than the previous SL 500. Both engine variants come with a standard-fit ECO start/stop function. The 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission, which has been optimized in relation to fuel consumption and comfort, See Benz B5


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Honda sets CR-V pricing The all-new 2012 Honda CR-V arrives in January at Canadian dealerships with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $25,990 for the high-value CR-V LX (2WD). A new, top-of-line, Canadian-exclusive CR-V Touring model with Honda’s new electronic Real Time All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) with Intelligent Control System, autodimming rearview mirror, chrome door handles and roof rails is available at an MSRP of $34,990. The big news for Canada is eventually, all CR-V units sold in Canada will be built at the award-winning Honda of Canada Mfg. assembly plant in Alliston. All new for 2012, the fourth-generation Honda CR-V embraces a sophis-

ticated styling direction in conjunction with improved interior comfort, improved fuel economy, a smoother and quieter ride, and more innovative features as part of a ‘total package’ approach. Long established as the benchmark vehicle in its class with high levels of quality, refinement and value, the 2012 CR-V is designed to exceed customer expectations in the compact sport-utility vehicle (SUV) segment with increased value resulting from lower MSRPs across the entire CR-V lineup and added content. The all-new CR-V features a more efficient engine design with improved horsepower and torque, along with an all-new Real Time AllWheel-Drive (AWD) with

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MAGIC VISION CONTROL supplies water from the wiper blade as required and depending on the direction of wipe. The headlamps come as standard with the Intelligent Light System (ILS). With five different lighting functions that are tailored to typical driving and weather conditions, and are activated depending on the driving situation, they offer the driver a much better illuminated field of vision.

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Intelligent Control System that introduces a high degree of all-wheel-drive sophistication in rain, snow, dirt roads and dry pavement. All CR-Vs are powered by a 2.4-litre i-VTEC four-cylinder engine with 185 hp and 163 lb/ft of torque. Estimated fuel economy (city/highway) is rated at 9.0/6.4 L/100km (2WD units) and 9.2/6.6 L/100km (AWD units). Eco Assist, a new See Honda B6

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ECON supports ‘green’ driving Honda from B5 feature on the new CRV, indicates to the driver when the vehicle is being operated in an efficient style via “green” visual cues surrounding the speedometer, and a selectable ECON Mode alters operating characteristics of the vehicle to support a more efficient driving style and assist in improving fuel economy, depending on driving style and conditions. New for 2012 is an Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Rear Seat, lower cargo floor and a range of standard technology features. New high-tech features that are standard on all models include a Bluetooth3 HandsFreeLink

phone interface, a fullcolour intelligent MultiInformation Display (iMID) and a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines, and heated front seats.

As a first for Honda, all 2012 CR-V models include an SMS text messaging function, which can read received texts from compatible cell phones aloud over the audio sys-

tem and allow the CR-V’s driver to respond with any of six factory pre-set text messages. Every CR-V incorporates standard safety equipment such as Vehicle Stability Assist, an anti-lock braking system (ABS) with brake assist; side-curtain airbags; front-side airbags with a passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS); and a front seat design that can help reduce the severity of neck injury in the event of a rear collision. Honda’s innovative Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure in the front of the vehicle helps make the vehicle highly effective at absorbing and dispersing energy. Carguide Magazine

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Interior a ‘mobile suite’ Nissan from B3 shape and build. Inside, Nissan labels the Murano’s interior styling as a ‘mobile suite’ design theme. The sweep of dark dash and interior textures are set against nicely contrasting highlights. This LE model features woodtone trim instead of aluminum accents and there’s a full load of goodies, even a heated steering wheel— one of those decadent extras you would never think of ordering but that is oh, so easy to get used to on cold winter mornings. The seating is comfortable and adequately roomy in front and back. There’s enough headroom

even with the moonroof space intrusion and a secondary glass panel above the rear seats really opens up the cabin ambiance. The second row in this LE tester features a flat floor, fold-down centre armrest with cupholders, heated outboard seats, HVAC vents in the ‘B’ pillars and the 60/40 rear seat is available with a convenient power return feature—the seat returns to the upright position with the touch of a button. Cargo room is rated at 895 litres (31.6 cu ft), maxing out to 1,812 litres (64 cu ft) with the second row folded flat. Our test vehicle also featured an innovative foldaway cargo organizer

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that pops up with a push of a button from its hidden space below the rear cargo floor. Vertical cargo partitions separate and support grocery bags or other loose storage items. All in all, the 2012 Murano LE is a pretty complete package. I was running through tests on several vehicles in the Nissan lineup and the Murano stacks up well against any one of them, even when compared to the vehicles from the upscale Infiniti stable. It’s nice to see an original that hasn’t lost its relevance, still offering a sense of fresh modern styling in a timeless package with the right blend of five-passenger comfort and performance.

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ON NOW AT YOUR BC CHEVROLET DEALERS. Chevrolet.ca 1-800-GM-DRIVE. Chevrolet is a brand of General Motors of Canada. */†/¥/^Offers apply to the purchase of a 2012 Cruze LS (R7A), 2012 Equinox LS (R7A), 2012 Silverado EXT 2WD (1SA) equipped as described. Freight included ($1,495). License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offer available to retail customers in Canada. See Dealer for details. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in the BC Chevrolet Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer order or trade may be required. GMCL, Ally Credit or TD Financing Services may modify, extend or terminate this offer in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See Chevrolet dealer for details. †3.49% purchase financing offered on approved credit by TD Financing Services, Ally Credit for 72 months on new or demonstrator 2012 Cruze LS. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $10,000 at 3.49%/2.49% APR, the monthly payment is $154.14 for 72 months. Cost of borrowing is $1,098.00, total obligation is $11,098.00. Offer is unconditionally interest-free. Freight ($1,495) included. License, insurance, registration, PPSA, applicable taxes and fees not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offers apply to qualified retail customers only. Limited time offer which may not be combined with certain other offers. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate offers in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. ††0% purchase financing offered on approved credit by Ally Credit for 60 months on new or demonstrator 2012 Equinox LS. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $10,000 at 0% APR, the monthly payment is $166.67 for 60 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $10,000.00. Offer is unconditionally interest-free. Freight ($1,495) included. License, insurance, registration, PPSA, applicable taxes and fees not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offers apply to qualified retail customers only. Limited time offer which may not be combined with certain other offers. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate offers in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. 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RARE RESALE

At Black Mountain Golf (no HST), Ranch-Walk out; 3 Bed/2 bath main + 2 bed/1 bath down. Views + space for parking RV + toys. The ultimate Man’s Land workshop; w-ext doors. Zoned for legal suite/ double frontage road access, fenced yard. Call Marnie Perrier at 250-212-8552 or go to www.marnieperrier.com. MLS®10040205, $649,000, 338 Prestwick Lane.

BIG SQUARE FOOTAGE

Unbelievable value in this large family home spread out over 3 levels. 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, 3 living areas, 2 gas fireplaces, 2 laundry rooms, 2 spacious covered decks to take in the view and at the end of a cul-desac! Room for everyone. Call Paige Guernsey for more info at 250-862-6464 or visit www.kelownahome.com. MLS®10038669, $529,900, 1036 Lone Pine Drive.

PERFECT FAMILY HOME

4 Bdrms, 3.5 Bath, open floor plan, hrdwd flrs, gas fireplace, large covered deck. Fully finished walkout basement (easy to suite) with games room, wet bar and theatre room. Large fenced yard with hot tub and extensively landscaped. Call Jaime Briggs, Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty at 250-860-7500 or go to www.BriggsOnHomes.com. MLS®10040445, $629,000, 794 Breeze Place.

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING VIEW

Private yard backing on to orchard. Gorgeous open plan with inviting concrete entrance, vaulted ceilings. Custom built home with 2x6 construction, large garage with cabinetry and workbench. Concrete tile flooring. Call Bill Raine at 250-870-6210 to view or go to www.BillRaine.info. MLS®10040101, $1,295,000, 3137 Thacker Drive.

PRIVATE 1 ACRE IN PEACHLAND!

Beautiful private end of the cul-de-sac, 2 storey home on 1 acre. Exclusive small acreage development with U/G services, RR1 zoning, lots of open parking. 5 bdrms, 3 baths, fenced yard, hot tub, large deck, triple garage. Call Cecile Guilbault to view at 250-212-2654 or for more info go to www.cecileguilbault.com. MLS®10039012, $659,000, 5220 Silver Court.

LUXURIOUS!

Simply the most premier penthouse in the city, this two level, nearly 5000 square foot residence was designed with quality and luxury in mind. Designed by an internationally recognized designer, this home is extraordinary! Please call Gary August & Jennifer Bregolisse for more information at 250-860-7500. MLS®10040415, $2,900,000, #1701 – 1947 Underhill Street.

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LAKE & VALLEY VIEWS!

Designer 2-story brand new home in Smith Creek. 3 Bdrms, 3.5 Bths, 2,783 sq.ft. Custom wood timber beams, hardwood, deluxe kitchen, S/S appliances, gas stove, island bar sink. The “Spa-inspired Ensuite” is a must see! Triple car garage. Call Jaime Briggs, Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty at 250-860-7500 or go to www.BriggsOnHomes.com. MLS®10040671, $599,000 Plus Net HST, 3107 Sageview Road

LOOKING FOR A GREAT VIEW?

This like-new townhome has an AMAZING south facing view of Okanagan Lake. You’ll LOVE the open gourmet kitchen with granite stainless appls, wine cooler & maple cabinets. 2 bdrms, 2 baths, gas FP & plenty of storage. Call Cecile Guilbault to view at 250-212-2654 or for more info go to www.cecileguilbault.com. MLS®10039804, $355,000, #137-4350 Ponderosa Drive.

SUITE POTENTIAL!

Craftsman view home in Black Mountain! Beautiful finishing including travertine tile, wood casings, doors, granite & designer fixtures. Stunning claw-foot tub in ensuite and beautifully landscaped yard with fruit trees! Please call Gary August & Jennifer Bregolisse for more information at 250-860-7500. MLS®10040381, $499,900, 1411 Feedham Avenue.

AMAZING PRICE!

Executive house in Upper Mission. Gorgeous open floor plan, high ceilings, 3 bedrooms + den. Unfinished walkout basement. Fully landscaped. Call Paige Guernsey for more info at 250-862-6464 or visit www.kelownahome.com. MLS®10040677, $419,900, 756 Crozier Avenue.

MUST BE SEEN!

Updated home near golf course. Inground pool, new kitchen and bathrooms. Lake/city views. Nearly 3000 sf of immaculate living space. Four beds, 3 baths, hardwood, covered large deck. Quiet, yet close to shopping and restaurants. Call Bill Raine at 250-870-6210 to view or go to www.BillRaine.info. MLS®10040371, $590,000, 965 Ryder Drive.

A RARE RANCHER

A rare rancher style home in the heart of Lower Mission within walking distance to the beach. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sunken living room, family room off kitchen with direct access to a private and fenced back yard. Call Paige Guernsey for more info at 250-862-6464 or visit www.kelownahome.com. Close to bus and shopping. MLS®10038969, $385,000, 779 Bechard Road. We never stop moving®

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LARGE DECK TO ENJOY VIEW! • • • • • •

Updated 3 bedroom / 1 full bath manufactured home in East Kelowna’s best family park. Across from a beautiful park area with trees and walking trails which makes this property John very private. Enjoy the beauty of the Okanagan. Call John Mandoli to view at 250-718-1864. MLS®10029663, Mandoli $73,000, #20 - 4075 McClain Road. 250-718-1864

IMMACULATE!• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Large, 1 bedroom (970sq.ft.). Overlooking park. Walk to downtown Kelowna. Adult building +45, no pets, no rentals. Low strata of $165. Energy efficient building. Only Walt 15 units. Vacant and ready for quick possession. Asking $152,000. Call Walt Reglin today at 250-470-0919 to Reglin view. MLS®10035577, #205 - 878 Bernard Avenue. 250-470-0919

NOW $184,900!! • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

A very classy, well run 55+ condo. Excellent location with most amenities within a short walk. Public transportation just outside the gates. New paint and flooring. Beautiful 2 bedroom/ 2 full bath, in unit laundry .. just move in. Not John a thing to do but ENJOY!! Call John Mandoli to view at Mandoli 250-718-1864. MLS®10031730, #206 - 1229 Bernard 250-718-1864 Avenue East. O SUPEN N HO 1- U 3P S M E

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PERFECT FOR YOUNG CHILDREN OR PETS

Partially renovated 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, 2 level townhome - full basement. Bright open kitchen - custom island & fenced back yard. Close to schools, park, shopping, transit Cathy & parking right out front door! For more info call Cathy Cherka at 250-215-2956. MLS®10026235, $219,000, Cherka #6-170 Davie Road. 250-215-2956

TOP FLOOR IN GLENMORE • • • • • • • • • •

Beautiful, bright 2 bedroom 2 bath conveniently located just steps to shopping, bus, walking trails and park. Spacious kitchen, corner gas fireplace, private balcony w/gas h/u, master w/ensuite. This is a fantastic building Charlene w/exercise room, games room, workshop, social lounge and Bertrand guest suite. Incl. 5 appls. Call Charlene 250-870-1870. 250-870-1870 MLS®10035879, $288,900.

GATED COMMUNITY! • • • • • • • • • • •

PRICED TO MOVE! • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Beautiful top floor 2 Bdrm, 2 Bth Condo at Terravita with vaulted ceilings and located on quiet side. Handscraped hardwood floors, kitchen with granite tile counters and stainless steel appliances. Large 4-piece ensuite with double vanities, heated floors & accent lighting. Jaime Fully wired for sound. Call Jaime Briggs, Coldwell Banker Horizon Briggs Realty at 250-860-7500 or go to www.BriggsOnHomes.com. 250-860-7500 MLS®10040747, $229,000, #306 - 2770 Auburn Road.

LOVELY ORCHARD SETTING! • • • • •

Perfect family home. Clean and modern decor, laminate floors, huge windows and vaulted ceilings. 4 beds + 2.5 baths, main flr laundry, garage, storage, end unit. Just minutes from shopping, elem & middle school. Call Greg Greg Dusik at 250-869-2806 or view more details Dusik at www.gregdusik.com. MLS®10039256, $349,000, 250-869-2806 #16 - 2131 Scenic Road.

EXCEPTIONAL VALUE! • • • • • • • • • •

Charming detached townhome. Upgraded rancher with beautiful sunroom. Leisure Village, a 55+ community in West Kelowna. Call Larry Guilbault Larry at 250-826-2047 or for more information go to kelownaokanaganrealestate.com. MLS®10039447, Guilbault $398,000, 212 - 3360 Old Okanagan Highway. 250-826-2047

Newly renovated spacious open plan modern home with lake & mountain views. Recent renovations include new kitchen, furnace, roof, bathrooms, fenced yard, RV parking, and large deck overlooking Okanagan Lake. Call Larry Larry Guilbault at 250-826-2047 or for more information go Guilbault to kelownaokanaganrealestate.com. MLS®10039544, 250-826-2047 $419,500, 6154 Davies Crescent.

NOW $489,900! • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

1/2 ACRE LOT WITH LARGE WORKSHOP! • •

Quiet 3 bd+den level entry Wycliffe home. 1357sq’ on main, open concept, vaulted ceilings, corner gas f/p, spacious kitchen w/pantry, island and stainless steel appliances. Master bedroom w/vaulted ceiling, large walk-in closet & luxurious ensuite. Large den + laundry on main level as well as a second laundry down. Bright open lower level w/9’ ceilings, huge rec room with patio access+2 full bdrms, full bathroom, storage & workshop area. Gas h/u for BBQ and gas stove. Gas plumbed in for downstairs fireplace. HST is paid. Don’t delay! Call Charlene for more details. MLS®10036463.

Charlene Bertrand 250-870-1870

Well maintained family home, country setting with fabulous veggie gardens, variety of fruit trees, grapes and berries. Walk to elementary and middle schools. Workshop wired with 220 & 110 amp. Lots of updates in this fabulous family home. Summer kitchen downstairs can be transformed into a mortgage helper. This home is worth seeing. Call 250-860-7500 to view and make your best deal, with Karen McNeill. MLS®10037205, $490,000, 4610 Fordham Road.

GREAT STARTER FAMILY HOME! • •

Just around the corner to Mount Boucherie High School and Royal Lepage Arena! Spacious 3 bedroom/2.5 bath townhome with single attached garage and extra parking spot. Freehold! Oak kitchen, 5 appliances. For more Dave info call Dave Collins at 250-870-1444 or see more Collins pictures at www.davecollins.ca. MLS®10038977, 250-870-1444 $230,000, 2742 Cameron Road.

PRESTIGIOUS KETTLE VALLEY • • • •

Located in upscale Kelowna. Over 1700 sq.ft. of bright living space, 2BR + Den, 2.5 Baths, 2-car garage. High ceilings + soaker tub. Overlooks Winslow Park. Porch in front + balcony in the back to enjoy summer BBQ’s! Call Christian Kirschke at 250-863-2000 or go to www.KelownaHomeChoice.ca. MLS®10040626, $384,900, #15-380 Providence Avenue.

Christian Kirschke 250-863-2000

GREAT BUY! • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Fantastic 4 bed, 3 bath home AND the adjoining lot! Just over 1 acre. Both nestled away in the trees offering complete privacy and lake views. Use bare lot to build a shop, garage, Cathy use for friends with RV’s...or sell it! For more info call Cathy Cherka at 250-215-2956. MLS®10030273, Cherka $419,900, 64 Hillside Drive. 250-215-2956

HERITAGE HOME • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Karen McNeill 250-860-7500

Professionally, tastefully renovated home on oversize lot; located in very desirable area close to Abbott St. and the lakeshore. Architecturally designed interior shows like Janis new; featuring open plan, gourmet kitchen, hardwood, gas fireplace. Call Janis Marsden at 250-808-2123. Marsden MLS®10037915, $589,000, 424 Park Avenue. 250-808-2123

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POND SKATING • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

This family home in Wilden combines modern, clean design, a flat, pool-sized yard and the privacy of a preserved wildlife trail adjacent to it. Walk down to the ponds for some skating, and enjoy the preserved green space in behind. You’ll love the finish and design! Please call Gary August & Jennifer Bregolisse for more information at 250- Jennifer Bregolisse 860-7500. MLS®10033401, $629,900, 1838 Begbie Road. 250-870-1870

WAKE UP TO STUNNING LAKE & VINEYARD VIEWS! • • •

Deluxe custom built Craftsman style 4-Bdrm home in desirable Thacker Ridge Estates. White linen kitchen, granite counters, maple hardwood plank style floors. Oversized Triple Tandem Garage. Call Jaime Briggs, Coldwell Jaime Banker Horizon Realty at 250-860-7500 or go to Briggs www.BriggsOnHomes.com. MLS®10040149, $698,700, 250-860-7500 3095 Thacker Drive.

COMPLETELY RENOVATED • • • • • • •

4 bedroom/3 full bath immaculate home set privately on .41 acre lot backing onto vineyards, panoramic lake & mountain view. Open concept living area, large granite island, hardwood flrs, maple cabinets, SS appliances. Call Jane Jane for more details at 250-860-7500 or visit www. Hoffman janehoffman.com for more pictures. MLS®10039371, 250-860-7500 $498,000.

BREATHTAKING! • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Lake, mountain, vineyard and valley views from this bright open 5 bdrm 5 bath home. Brand new addition in 2006, hardwood, vaulted bonus room, covered patio w/ outdoor fireplace. Rear yard has engineered retaining wall for pool. Call Jane for more details at 250-860-7500 or visit www.janehoffman.com for more pictures. MLS®10022100, $798,000.

EXTRAORDINARY EXTRAS! • • • • • •

Magnificent custom-designed 4 bdrm, 3 bath home. Meticulous attention to detail; featuring antique tin ceilings, wainscoting, grand foyer, gourmet kitchen, kitchen Janis downstairs, salt water swimming pool, 6 zone stereo Marsden system & more. Call Janis Marsden at 250-808-2123. 250-808-2123 MLS®10039453, $645,000, 4315 12th Street.

SLEEK URBAN CHIC • • • • • • • • • • • •

This contemporary 4,600 sq.ft. home features glass, stainless steel and concrete. 12 ft. living room ceilings, feature concrete fireplace, culinary inspired kitchen, media room, breathtaking lake & city views! Call Jaime Briggs, Jaime Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty at 250-860-7500 Briggs or go to www.BriggsOnHomes.com. MLS®10038270, 250-860-7500 $1,095,000, 619 Devonian Avenue.

WELL PRICED • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

A beautiful Wilden family home complete with 2 bedroom inlaw suite, lots of parking & quality finishings. Master on the main floor, vaulted ceilings, private yard and hardwood floors. 2 sets of appliances included. Call Jane for more details at 250-860-7500 or visit www.janehoffman.com for more pictures. MLS®10037379, $599,000.

CUSTOM EXECUTIVE RANCHER • • • • • • • • • • •

Recently updated inside & out with .58 acre private lot w/spectacular lake views. Quiet cul de sac, 3 beds + den, stunning kitchen, new appls, granite, exquisite craftsmanship, beautiful landscaping, ready to move in. Call Jane for more details at 250-860-7500 or visit www.janehoffman.com for more pictures. MLS®10038349, $949,900.

THE ULTIMATE OKANAGAN WINE COUNTRY HOME! • • • • • • • • • • • • •

With a postcard Okanagan Lake view from Mission Hill to Kelowna. Five bedroom rancher with in-ground pool, fruit trees, on 1/3 of acre. Please call Gary August & Jennifer Bregolisse for more information at 250-860-7500. Jennifer Bregolisse MLS®10035136, $695,000, 3145 Thacker Drive. 250-870-1870

NEW PRICE! • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Attention to detail. Granite + fabulous tiling! Hardwood floors. Open kitchen/living room. An Oasis for Master Bedroom. Upstairs laundry. Lake & valley views, large deck. Entertain? $$ in Home-Media. Susp-slab Garage. 600 Sq.Ft. Christian bonus space. LEGAL Suite! Call Christian Kirschke at 250- Kirschke 863-2000 or go to www.KelownaHomeChoice.ca. 250-863-2000 MLS®10030645, $1,299,999, 1145 Steele Court.

EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Rykon built 4 bed rancher w/walk out bsmt. Level .2 acre lot. Panoramic lake & mountain views. Tandem triple garage. RV parking. Open designed main living areas, lake view deck, oak hardwood floors, granite island kitchen. Call Jane for more details at 250860-7500 or visit www.janehoffman.com for more pictures. MLS®10035902, $699,000.

QUALITY BUILT • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Executive home with panoramic views of Lake Okanagan and vineyards. San Marc custom home, 3737 sq.ft., 3 bdrm/4 bath, master on main. Office, expansive deck w/outdoor fireplace, dramatic great room with 12 ft ceilings, island kitchen. Call Jane for more details at 250-860-7500 or visit www.janehoffman.com for more pictures. MLS®10039295, $1,147,000.

PROPERTY & STRATA MANAGEMENT Do you require a Property or Strata Manager for your property? Call our office for a presentation.

Kevin Cheale Property Manager

Dave Collins

Property & Strata Manager

Christie Fisher Property Manager

Gunnar Forsstrom

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Judith Gregson

Strata Manager

Mike Makin

Strata Manager

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Janet McDonald Managing Broker

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Property & Strata Management (250) 860-1411 res. • (250) 860-1420 comm.

Joy Ross

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Andrew Sliz

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Revelstoke Office

Jessica Klikach

Alison Lambert Property Manager

Revekstoke 217 MacKenzie Ave. (250) 837-2251 Toll Free 1-866-385-2013

Kelowna Commercial (250) 763-4343 Westside Commercial (250) 768-8395


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CLASSIFIED POLICIES Error Policy 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. Refund Policy Our ads are non-refundable when booked for less than 4 weeks (12 issues), when cancelling a 4 week ad you will be refunded in weekly increments only. Refunds not available for 1/2 price promotion.

Personals THINKING OF SELLING YOUR PROPERTY? For a confidential, no obligation, FREE market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-861-6002 or cell 250-717-6330 anytime.

Lost & Found FOUND: Camera, West Kelowna, must give description & details to claim. Call 250-3171494 FOUND: R. Prasloski downhill skiis. Call 250-542-3184

Children Childcare Available

LE Petit Hibou PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION Feb 16 2012 classes begin Sept 2012 for children 3-5 yrs with intro to French located in Belgo Elem Subsidized spaces may be available for info please call 250-765-4416

Employment Accounting/ Bookkeeping OFFICE Manager Required for small home based business. Quick books efficient, 3-4 days/wk. (250)448-6806

Business Opportunities Be Your Own Boss! Attention Locals! People req. to work from home online. Earn $500$4500+ P/T or F/T. Toll Free 1.877.880.8843 leave mess. ‘BUSINESS LOANS’ Can’t get the attention of your banker? For a new start up or expansion loans, contact Community Futures Developement Corp. Dave Scott, Loan Manager, 250-868-2132 ext 227 GET paid every time the phone rings. 250-980-3302 & listen to the voice message. GIFT BASKET FRANCHISE FOR SALE. Home based in Kelowna, (Okanagan Territory) $16,500 Includes gift baskets, product, ribbon etc. Also website, email, head office support, gift basket designs, selling & accounting etc. Serious enquiries only, Please Call 778-753-4500 GOOD Earth Coffeehouse Exceptional coffee, wholesome food, and a down-to-earth attitude have defined our coffeehouses since 1991. With over twenty years building the Good Earth brand, and now over 35 cafes, we are growing in the Okanagan. Franchise Opportunities Available: Glenmore Village, Kane Road Okanagan Landing, Hwy 97 franchise@goodearthcafes.com www.goodearthcafes.com 1-888-294-9330

Career Opportunities

HUNNY’S HOUSE Licensed Daycare, 12 full time spaces available, $650/mo 3-5yr olds. Bonuses available www.hunnyshouse.com email:hunnyshouse@hotmail.ca

Childcare Wanted

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

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RUTLAND Anytime Childcare! Mornings/Afternoon & Evening Pick-up & Drop-off at School. Ideal for Sib Group. Experienced & Lots of References. Diane at 250-826-9548.

250-807-2277

LOOKING for Nanny for 2 children, age 6-7. 250-980-3201 PERMANENT FT Live-in care giver required for 4 yr.old boy $9.50/hr in Peachland. Please call Susan 250-767-2858

Daycare Centers GREEN GABLES DAYCARE HAS EXPANDED! Now open in the Mission Area! Childcare program for children Birth-5years. Fun, loving structured environment with qualified staff. Located 4574 Raymer RD. Call or email Jennifer to book your tour! 250-863-8931 g r e e n g a b l e s d a y care@live.com

Celebrations

Celebrations

1st Birthday

Last year on Jan. 28, 2011 you were born at KGH at 5:32 pm weighing 7 lbs. 11 oz.

Now see how big you are! Love Mommy & Daddy, (Crystel & Joel) Big sister & brother (Ayla & Ayden) and all your aunts, uncles & Grandparents

Excited new parents, Megan and Bob are very proud to announce the arrival of their precious new Baby Girl

KATANA LEIGH SHABAGA Born Jan. 5/12

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

In loving memory of

Gordie Ismond

June 29, 1972 - February 3, 1991 Twenty years ago today, you left us. We thought of you today, but that is nothing new. We thought of you yesterday and will tomorrow too. We think of you in silence, and make no outward show, for what it meant to lose you. Only those who love you know . Remembering you is easy, we do it everyday. It’s the heartache of losing you that will never go away. Loved and missed by your family

Ellen Mehmal February 24, 1939 ~ February 4, 2008

Class 1 Drivers to haul dry vans Western Canada & US. Only drivers with 2 years exp. & US border crossing capability. Local Drivers also required. Dedicated tractors, paid drops, direct deposit. No phone calls Fax 250-546-0600

Obituaries

Harbax Khun Khun Workers needed fr. March 1 - Dec.10, $9.56/hr. thinning, picking, pruning, all piece work or hourly, 40 hrs/wk Kelowna Call 250-317-4843

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Happy

TECHNICAL Coordinator: Cross Country BC the Provincial Sport Organization for cross-country skiing in BC is currently seeking to fill a fulltime Technical Coordinator position. This position is responsible for providing support for the Athlete Development Program. Location Vernon BC. A background as an athlete and/or coach in the sport of cross country skiing is required. Job description is available on request. Deadline Feb 20 2012. email: office@crosscountrybc.ca. Only individuals receiving an interview will be contacted.

AT TIGGER & ME Too care: Spots available for 5 yr olds & After school 3-5 year olds. Rutland Call 250-878-8444

Become a Psychiatric Nurse - train locally via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements and some regional classroom delivery. Wages start at $30.79/hr to $40.42/hr. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Gov’t funding may be available. Toll-free 1-87-STENBERG www.stenbergcollege.com

BOPARAI Orchard req’s, Pruning, thinning & picking. March-Oct. $9.56/hr.765-7149

Miss you

Love Harry, Kids & Family

Obituaries

Obituaries

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Advertise your Daycare spaces available here the 1st Tuesday of every month in the Kelowna Capital News and reach 50,000 homes each edition. $99 per issue + HST Full color. Contact mtrudeau@kelownacapnews.com Phone 250-763-7114

Obituaries

Obituaries

FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICE To find out the many benefits of pre-arranging please call 762-2299

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STACHA, ELEONORE Eleonore was born February 19, 1930 and passed away peacefully with her family ather side on January 28, 2012. Survived by her loving family Evan, Sarama (Lyonoor), and Naomi (Robert). Sadly predeceased by her husband Fedor in 2002. Eleonore was diagnosed with Leukemia in early March 2011 and she fought a courageous battle with it. We are thankful that she had good health through the summer, the season she loved most. She was able to spend much of her time in her garden, a place she loved to be. A celebration of Eleonore’s life will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 3:00 pm at Bottega Farm Inn, 4485 Sallows Road in Kelowna http://bo.ttega.com/getting-here/. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Center for the Southern Interior, Hospice or the charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.

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Employment

Employment

Employment

Farm Workers

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

ROSERIDGE Orchards Kelowna B.C. 2 farm workers req’d. $10.25/hr 5-6 days/wk Thinning, picking, gardening & general farm labor. May until Oct 2011 (250)-860-4651

$2500+/MO.! Men & Women 18+yrs. needed to fill F/T positions in our Kelowna office. We provide full training. Call 250-860-9480, email: info@plazio.ca

SANDHER Fruit Packers Ltd. looking for farm workers. Winter pruning, thinning, cherry picking, sorting, apple picking. $9.56/hr or piece rate upto 40hrs. 6days/wk. Avail Feb 15 to Dec 15. 250-765-9471 billsandher@hotmail.com

An earthmoving company based in Edson Alberta requires a full time Heavy Duty mechanic for field and shop work. We require Cat Dozer/Deere excavator experience. You will work a set schedule for days on and off. Call Lloyd @ 780-723-5051

EXP Chop gun operator req. long term position, top wages in valley, apply: info@northern-lite.com, fax:250-765-3708

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

ARE YOU EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DISTRESS? Relief is only a call away! Call 250-979-4357 to set up your FREE consultation in Kelowna Donna Mihalcheon CA,CIRP 31 years experience. BDO Canada Limited Trustee in Bankruptcy, #200 -1628 Dickson Avenue, Kelowna, BC. V1Y 9X1

Employment

Employment

Employment

Employment

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

ASSEMBLY/SALES, Customer Service & Mgmt. Trainee Positions Available Within Our Kelowna office. Must be 18+ Years of Age. $2500+/mo Plus Bonuses. Call 250-860-9480 or Email: info@plazio.ca

EI CLAIM denied? Need help? 18yrs exp as EI officer. Will prepare & present appeals. Reasonable rates. Call Bernie Hughes, Toll Free at 1-877581-1122. Seasonal labourer positions at Coral Beach Farms Ltd. (Lake Country). No experience necessary. Must have own transportation. Applicant must be capable of physically demanding (incl. heavy lifting) work in all weather conditions. 6-7 days a week. 10-12 hours a day beginning approximately March 15th. 2012. Work includes tree planting, pruning & irrigation. Pay $9.56/hour. Apply by fax at 250-766-0813 or email at jobs@coralbeach.ca

SweetWater Springs requires a self-motivated, BOTTLED WATER DELIVERY DRIVER, for the Kelowna area. Computer skills required. Must be a self-starter, with exemplary customer service skills and will be expected to pass drug and abilities test. Email resumes: hrm@sweetwaterpak.ca

CAUTION

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. P/T Hair Stylist for Seniors Res. Must be mature & exp’d. Leave msg for Kim 768-7784

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

LOOKING FOR Dangle Head Processor Operator in Kelowna area to start immediately. Call Mark (604) 819-3393 MEAT Cutter needed for midsize, friendly grocery store. Some experience required. Resumes to Box # 320 Capital News, 2495 Enterprise Way. V1X 7K2.

Education/Trade Schools

HHDI RECRUITING

is hiring on behalf of Baker Hughes Baker Hughes Alberta based oilfield services company is currently hiring;

DRIVER EQUIPMENT OPERATORS & SERVICE SUPERVISORS Class 1 or 3 License required.

Drivers

HD MECHANICS 3rd or 4th apprentice or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanics with their Red Seal and CVIP License to work in Red Deer & Hinton. Please call 250-718-3330 or Fax: 1-888-679-0759

WATERWORKS

For more information or send your resume & current drivers abstract to: driverclass1@shaw.ca

Emco Waterworks is a 100 year old company with branches throughout Canada. We are the largest Waterworks distributor in Canada and are at the forefront of specialized product development. Emco offers a competitive salary, benefits and an industry leading profit sharing package. Due to our growth and expansion we are looking for dedicated professionals to join our Kelowna team in the following position:

LOOKING for Farm Workers, for pruning thinning cherry & apple picking $9.56/hr. Piece work up to 40hrs, 6 days/week Available March 5th - Dec 15th. Email: sandher72@hotmail.com or Call Ravinderjit Sandhar (250)765-3884

INSIDE ACCOUNT MANAGER You will be responsible for day to day customer support including estimating, material take offs, purchasing and working closely with Outside Account Managers to strengthen our presence within the industry. This position requires you to possess a minimum of three years inside sales experience within the market segment combined with a high school diploma. In addition, a strong work ethic with a high regard for customer service, pc and communication skills are required. There is opportunity for advancement within the organization for the right individuals.

Needed: Permanent Seasonal experienced Vineyard & Farm Laborers, April-Nov. $9.56/hr fax: 250-542-5096 ph: 250558-8331 Email resume to: lsvineyard4@gmail.com North Okanagan Sawmill is hiring for a millwright position. For the right individual we offer competitive wages along with a comprehensive benefit package. Please fax resume to 250-838-9637.

Resumes may be forwarded in confidence by Feb 20th to:

EMCO Waterworks

103-199 Pinto Road, Kelowna, B.C., V1V 2G9

kwall@emcoltd.com fax :250-765-3658 Thank you for your interest in Emco. Only those candidates invited to an interview will be contacted.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities


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Employment

Employment

Employment

Employment

Employment

Services

Services

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Home Care/Support

Sales

Trades, Technical

Education/Tutoring

Cleaning Services

Are you seeking a career change or ways to infuse new inspiration into your current occupation? The Shiatsu Practitioner Training Program based on the gifts of ancient eastern teachings might just be for you. Begins March 14th. For more info visit www.studiochi.net or call 250-769-6898

CASTLES to Shacks. Comm/ Res. Cleaning Specialist. Wkly/bi-mnth/mnthly. Bonded 250-215-6866, 250-769-5866 EUROPEAN hardworking lady Christian with experience looking to clean houses/offices. Call 250-707-1771 WILL Do All Types of Cleaning, Experienced. $18/hour. Call (778)-753-3326

ORCHARD WORKERS Thinning, pruning, harvesting $10.25/hr or piece rate. 10hrs/ day, June to Oct. Gutknecht Orchards Ltd., Vernon FAX: 250-542-6647 email: begutknecht@shaw.ca

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

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Monkey’s Playhouse “WHERE LEARNING IS FUN”

now hiring kelowna

nfant/toddler ece educators

Competitive Wages ~ Excellent Benefit Package Opportunities for Advancement ~ Incentive Programs Fun & Friendly Team of Professionals Fax: 250-860-6104 or email resumes: getajob@monkeysplayhouse.ca

Are you into exercise, motivated and wanting some extra income? Capital News is looking for a person or persons with a reliable vehicle to deliver newspapers door to door in the Kelowna and Westside areas. Various sized routes on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Your papers would be dropped at your home early in the morning, and you would have the whole day to complete your deliveries. Work as much or as little as you want. To apply for this position, please call Capital News Circulation at 250-763-7575 and ask for Richard.

NURSES, Care Aides, Home Cleaners - Bayshore Home Health, one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies, is hiring casual, on-call nurses, certified care aides and experienced cleaners. If you are: empathetic; personable; possess an outstanding work ethic; a “can do” attitude; a passion for superior client service, and a reliable vehicle, we want to hear from you. Resumes to shgeekie@bayshore.ca. Only those shortlisted will be contacted.

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services EXP. Kitchen helper Part time. 11am-3pm Mon - Fri. Drop off resume to: Kaibigan Restaurant #2-1155 KLO Rd.

Payroll PAYROLL Administrator Stewart, BC. More Core Diamond Drilling Services is seeking an experienced Payroll Administrator If selected, the applicant will have the choice of relocating to Stewart to work full time or working part time on a (3 week on, 1 week off) rotation schedule with accommodations and meals included. Experience; - Substantial MS Excel - Any industry accepted payroll software. 3-5 years’ experience in some of the following areas; - Bookkeeping - Accounting - Payroll - AP - AR - GL posting - Account reconciliations - Month End/Year End preparation. Email a resume to info@morecore.ca

Financial Services

This exciting opportunity calls for a detailed orientated individual, with great people skills. The successful candidate will focus on proactive recruitment and support the Management team from an HR capacity. In addition, provide administrative assistance to various staff as required. The position will be responsible to meet a multitude of objectives including, but not limited to: • Proactively attract, recruit & retain candidates with focus on craft recruitment • Collect and verify craft trade credentials • Assist with employee on-boarding & safety orientations • Administration of HR files and databases • Organize travel and accommodations for craft employees when required • Ensure all correspondence, communication & reports are dealt with in a timely and confidential manner • Provide backup coverage for the Receptionist, as required • Continually promote Westwood’s Vision, Mission & Values • Other general administrative support as required The Human Resources Clerk will possess the following attributes and qualifications: • Previous human resources and/or administrative experience (over 2 years) • Recruitment experience an asset • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel) • Extreme attention to detail, excellent organizational, and multi-tasking skills • Team player with a positive attitude All applications will be handled in confidence and should be e-mailed no later than February 15, 2012, quoting the job title and posting #12-01 HRBC to: jobs@westwoodcompanies.com or fax to: (250)-542-4915. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Trades, Technical ACCESS MANUFACTURING in Fort St. John, BC is currently hiring TICKETED ‘B’ WELDERS OR EQUIVALENT shop welders with pipe experience. SMAW, GMAW, FCAW experience is a general requirement. H2S, WHMIS, and TDG are essential for these full time positions. Relocation is required. Please forward your resume to ann@accessmanufacturing.ca or fax 250-7855997. MI-TEC Millwork & Cabinetry Ltd has a Cabinet Shop Lead hand position available if you are a journeyman. Please contact us for more details. Ph 250-832-1524 Fx 250-8321534 email shop@mi-tec.com UNIQUE opportunity for a person with excellent diagnostic ability, self-motivation, and excellent customer service skills to join the Kelowna or Vernon team at Williams Machinery as a Forklift / Bobcat technician. See career section on www.williamsmachinery.com. Send resumes to careers@williamsmachinery.com.

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Financial Services

ATTENTION: BOOKKEEPERS, ACCOUNTANTS & TAX PREPARERS

The Kelowna Capital News will be running a SPECIAL TAX PREP GUIDE in full color Feb 28th, March 15th & April 13th Call Before February 21st to be included in this helpful guide. Call our Friendly Classified Department at 250-763-7114 or email: classified@kelownacapnews.com

Help Wanted

Westwood Electric is currently recruiting for the position of Human Resources Clerk who will be based in our office in Vernon, BC.

ACORN Stairlifts Canada. F/T Outside Sales Representative required. We are in need of an experienced, motivated and professional sales representative. In home presentations to warm leads. Earning potential between 60-70K. Send resumes to: jclayton@acornstairlifts.ca

Help Wanted

BANNISTER

COLLISION & GLASS CENTRE, VERNON BC Due to growth in our ICBC Express Repair Body Shop we are seeking to fill the following position

Seeking experienced PROCESSOR OPERATOR for falling & processing work on Vancouver Island. Full time & year round employment. Excellent wage & benefit package. Possibility of relocation cost coverage for the right applicant. TEL: 250-286-1148 FAX: 250-286-3546 kdcon@telus.net

Financial Services

Reduce Debt by up to

70%

• Avoid bankruptcy • 0% Interest

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Services

Alterations/ Dressmaking For all your low cost alterations, LEWIS FASHION will get them done 250-681-4474

Mind Body Spirit #1 for a reason. Paradise Massage. Where men come to relax. 778-477-5050 Kelowna AFFORDABLE, Excellent F/B Massage & NIR Sauna. Thank you! Linda 250-862-3929. ASIAN Ladie’s Massage. Lovely, Peaceful Setting, $60 /hr. Call (250)-317-3575 BLISS Massage 4 your every need. 10 yrs exp. men only . Call 4 appt. 250-215-7755 MAGIC HANDS! Full body relaxation. Lessons & prostate massage avail. Ladies & Men. 20 yrs. exp. 250-801-8079 ✸TOTAL ZEN MASSAGE✸ Relaxation to the Fullest. Mens/Ladies (250)-869-5116

Holistic Health CASE Studies needed. Our students are ready for : Manicure, $20, Pedicure, $20, Reflexology, $29. Massage $29. 250-868-3114 naturalhealthcollege.com

Workshops & Events

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

NEED MONEY FAST? Get a Title Loan against your Vehicle and keep driving it!! No Job/Credit? NO PROBLEM!!

CALL 1-800FASTPAY

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REDUCE DEBT by up to 70% Avoid bankruptcy. Free consultation. BBB accredited. 250-860-1653 www.4pillars.ca

Home Care AFFORDABLE home care & outings for you or your loved one. Including transportation, shopping, house cleaning & personal care. Call 250-8636499

Legal Services CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

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Cleaning Services

REIKI Level 1 Certificate Course. Feb. 4, Manual included. Reiki Master, 14 years experience. 250-868-3536.

#1 Affordable Quality House Cleaning. Exc ref’s & rates. Wkly/Bi-weekly. 250-575-4001 CLEANING Lady, 25yrs exp., New Clients Winter rate $18/hr Quality work. 250-470-9629

Trades, Technical

Trades, Technical

• Licensed Auto Body Technician or Advance Apprentice

Competitive Wages- Good Benefits. Preference may be given to applicants with previous ICBC Express Shop Experience. Please forward your resume with cover letter by fax or email to the attention of Bill Blackey. Fax 250-545-2256 or Email bodyshop@bannisters.com

OFFICE MANAGER

.8 FTE (30hrs/week) BRAINTRUST Canada is a progressive, community-based support and rehabilitation agency that has provided leadership, innovation and value-based service excellence for more than 25 years for individuals and famillies impacted by acquired brain injury. Our work is rewarding and meaningful, and we strive to create a friendly and supportive work environment for all employees. The Office manager is responsible for general office coordination, and all key financial processes for the organization, including bookkeeping, payroll, HR and benefits administration. The successful candidate will understand Mac and PC computer systems, database and internet programs. This position requires experience working with funding grants and contracts, excellent organizational and project management skills and a good understanding of the not for profit sector and the people we serve. Please submit your application attention: Maribeth Friesen, CEO BrainTrust Canada Association 11-368 Industrial Avenue, Kelowna BC. V1Y 7E8 mfriesen@braintrustcanada.com Deadline: Friday, February 10,4:30pm

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

Concrete & Placing For all your concrete services Cold weather concreting, repairs & Poxy coatings. Call now for a free estimate Check out our website www.okdcs.ca Free Estimates. Government Certified. 250-451-6944

Contractors KSK Framing & Foundations. Quality workmanship at reas rates. Free est 250-979-8948

Countertops REFACE Countertops. 1/2 the Cost of Replacing. Granite & Corian Designs. 470-2235.

Drywall MIKE the Mudder. Boarding, Taping, Texturing & Steel Studs. Call 250-870-6301 PESL DRYWALL Service Inc. Renovations, new construction and repairs. Boarding, taping, textured ceilings. Call Tomas at 250-212-4483 or 860-3495.

Electrical A&S ELECTRIC. Resid/Comm Wiring. New constr, renov. & service changes. lic’d & bonded. Steve 864-2099 (cont #90929)

Floor Refinishing/ Installations ACCREDITED Strong Roots Flooring Inc. BBB Lic’d & Ins’d. Rick 250-808-7668

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

Garden & Lawn Ace of Spades. Tree, hedge & shrub pruning. Aeration & Power Raking. 250-878-1315

Handypersons

Certified Electrician

Western Forest Products Inc. is currently seeking a Journeyman Electrician Certified for the Province of British Columbia to join the Duke Point Sawmill, located south of Nanaimo, BC. Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, the Certified Electrician will perform a full range of journeyman level Electrician duties utilizing considerable initiative and judgment and in accordance with blueprints, diagrams, electrical and building codes, regulations and company policy. A detailed job posting can be viewed at http://www.westernforest.com/careers/current_openings.php This is an USW hourly union position with a Certified Rate of $33.47 per hour and a comprehensive benefit package. Details of the collective agreement can be viewed at http://www.westernforest.com/careers/collective_agreements.php The successful candidate will be team orientated with an ability to deliver results that are aligned with the strategic objectives of the business. He/she will have the ability to adopt and encourage innovative thinking that contributes to achieving practical solutions to complex problems. Western Forest Products Inc. is an integrated Canadian forest products company located on Vancouver Island that is committed to the safety of our employees, the culture of performance and the discipline to achieve results. If you believe that you have the skills and qualifications that we are looking for, please reply in confidence: Human Resource Department Facsimile: 866.840.9611 Email: resumes@westernforest.com Application Deadline: Fri., Feb.10/12 Reference Code: Electrician, DP

HANDYMAN, 35 years exp. Home renos. Free estimates. Refs available. Ken 250-878-4042, Kelowna NEED a hand inside or out from painting to yard work. 250-215-1712, 250-768-5032

Home Improvements ADDITIONS, finished bsmts, kitchen & bth reno’’s, tile, hrwd & MORE Call 250-870-3187 OLD SCHOOL Construction. Interior renovation specialist. Done right the first time. Lic & ins. Sen. discount. Cory Doell 250-862-7094

Home Repairs LARRY’S Handyman & Reno Serv., Lg. & Sm. jobs, Graffitti Removal etc., 250-718-8879 M.RIOPEL Home Repairs Painting, carpentry, drywall, flooring etc. (250)-300-6512

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

Moving & Storage AAA Best Rates Moving $59+. FLAT Rates long dist. Weekly trips BC/AB. 250-861-3400 DAN-MEL MOVING SERVICES Local & long distance, also Fifth Wheel moving. 250-2150147 or 250-766-1282


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Services

Services

Services

Services

Services

Pets & Livestock

Merchandise for Sale

Moving & Storage

Painting & Decorating

Plumbing

Rubbish Removal

Tiling

Pet Services

$100 & Under

DREGER MECH. Plumbing, Gasfitting, comm/res & reno, ins’d, 24hr. Call 250-575-5878.

ERIK the STUDENT

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

PAWS IN PARADISE Bed & Biscuit VIP Dog Boarding w w w. p a w s f o r f u n d o g t r a i n ing.com 250-517-8308

2” - 2 3/8 galv. Coil nails - 18 boxes $30 per box. Rick 250878-8890 4XP215/60R16 Yokohama all season radials. New rims. Will fit mitsubishi cars. $85 each. Like new. Call 250-859-7050 Wool Quilt with cover. Fits double bed. $60 (250)7620369

FAMILY Movers. Moving? Anything, anywhere. Local and long distance trips. Packing service available, weekly trips to Vancouver, Alberta, full and partial loads. Cheapest rates in the valley. Free Estimates, 250-493-2687 NORTH END Moving Service Local/Long Distance. Free Estimates 250-470-9498

Painting & Decorating ACE of Trades Painting. Quality workmanship. Fully ins’d. Free est. 250-878-5540 CALL COR’S PAINTING. On time, on budget. Neat & tidy. Focus on repaints. Lic & ins. Senior discount. Cory Doell 250-768-8439

DALE’S PAINTING Service. Painting Kelowna a better place since 1982. 862-9333 F.J. MARK LTD. PAINTING Quality workmanship & service. Call Fred 250-863-9373 RADAS Custom Painting. 24 yrs exp., Prof. and Clean. Call Rada (250)863-7606 Call TJ (250)808-5555

RUBBISH REMOVAL, TREE REMOVAL

Roofing & Skylights

HAULS FROM $39.99 & UP. TRAILER LONG HAULS ALSO AVAILABLE

RIGHT Way Roofing. Specializing in repairs & re-roofs. Much more!Ask 250-808-1473 RYDER ROOFING LTD. Free est, ‘From a hole in your roof to a whole new roof.’ 250-7653191.

250-859-9053

Plumbing

Snowclearing

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

SNOW Removal, sanding, comm.lots/acreage.Tremblay’s Excavating. 250-979-8033

XCEL PLUMBING, Irrigation, Gas Fitting and drain cleaning. Comm/res and reno’’s. Service & hot water tanks. 575-3839

Rubbish Removal

BAYSIDE Plumbing & Gas Fitting Service. Qualified, reliable & Bonded. 250-317-2279

JUNK Santa, takes away your old toys. Best rates. Call 250469-3275 junksanta.com

Swimming Pools/ Hot Tubs PENGUIN MFG. HOT TUB COVERS. 250-860-7805

Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay 800 lb round bales: this years grass hay $50./bale, last years grass hay $25./bale. Shavings & Sawdust available 250-804-6720 HAY FOR SALE; Grass or Grass Alfalfa mix, Round bales $70 each, approx. 800lbs. Large square bales, 3x3x8, $160/ton. Delivery avail. on larger orders. 250838-6630 *HAY-SALES-GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763.

Pets Bichon-Shih-tzu pups 2 males & Havanese pups 2 females 2 males, avail immed, litter trained, 1st shots, dewormed, 250-517-7579. TEACUP Yorkie puppies available, 1m & 1f, shotsup-2-date, healthy, CKC REG, 11wks old, $400e, (adia662@gmail.com) or (250) 497-1100

$200 & Under Construction tools- nail guns, drills, saws, compressor etc. $200 & under 250-878-8890 GE Dishwasher, 3cycles, white, works great, $125. (250)317-3341

Merchandise for Sale

$300 & Under

$100 & Under

AS New Hoover Central Vac with attach. $299 no HST. Will install, 869-2947or 762-3468

KENMORE Vaccuum, near new. $100. Call 250-762-5514

Sales & Service Directory ALTERATIONS For all your low cost alterations

CLEANING SERVICE

#1 NU-MAID CLEANING

DREAM CLEAN

LEWIS FASHION

“Making U House Proud”!

250-681-4474

250.215.1073

250-862-7565

COUNTERTOPS

DRYWALL

ELECTRICAL

REFACE DON’T REPLACE 1/2 the cost of replacing Corain & Granite Designs. The Green Alternative.

MIKE THE MUDDER

A & S Electric

will get them done.

10% OFF WITH THIS AD

www.okanagancountertopsystem.com

250-470-2235

HOME REPAIRS home/oԀce repairs, painting, carpentry, drywall, ӿooring, decorating & more!

250-300-6512

Professional / Reliable

Boarding, taping, texturing & steel studs. Repairs. Any size job. Call 250-870-6301

Comm/Res. Cleaning Specialist. Wkly/bi-mnth/mnthly. Bonded.

250-215-6866 250-769-5866

TREMBLAY’S EXCAVATING LTD.

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

• Snow Removal • Full Landscaping • Rock Retaining Walls • Portable Soil Screener CELL: (250) 979-8033 BUS: (250) 861-1500

(cont#90929)

for New Customers! Reach 50,000 homes 3 times per/week with a free 3 line word ad (12 insertions & 1 Feature spot)

INTRODUCTORY PRICE

113

$

59 +HST

Reg. $189.00 +HST

CALL CLASSIFIED TODAY TO BOOK YOUR SPOT! 250-763-7114

PAINTING/DECORATING f.j. mark ltd. painting Quality Workmanship. Interior or Exterior. Senior Discount. Full WCB Coverage.

Call Fred 250-863-9373

AFFORDABLE PAINTING

Senior’s Specials Experience & Quality New Homes & Repaints Ceilings Bondable. Insurance Work Call Terry

250-863-9830 or 250-768-1098

FEATURE

RADAS Custom Painting 24 yrs. exp., prof. and clean. Interior and exterior specialists. Senior discount. Many references. Call Rada (250) 863-7606 Call TJ (250) 808-5555

RENOVATIONS Additions Finished Basements,

home/oԀce repairs, painting, carpentry, drywall, ӿooring, decorating & more!

250-300-6512

Kitchen & Bathroom Reno’s, Tile, Hardwood & Laminate Flooring, Drywall, Painting, Exterior/Interior Finishing.

250-870-3187

starting at

765-6898 In business since 1989

9.95 LF

$

starting at

NATURAL STONE 1630 Innovation Dr. Kelowna, BC V1V 2Y5 P 250.765.3004 | F 250.491.1773

59.00 SF

$

On select colors only | Installation available

Natural Stone Surfaces All One Piece Laminate

Visit our showroom at THE AIRPORT BUSINESS PARK Monday - Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm Family owned & operated for over 40 years

colonialcountertops.com

ACCREDITED STRONG ROOTS FLOORING INC.

BBB lic’d & Ins’d. Floor refinishing, supply and install of flooring & custom wood products. Rick 250-808-7668 or StrongRoots.ca

ABC

of Trades

PAINTING

Excellent winter rates for quality workmanship. Fully insured | Free estimate

250.878.5540

250-878-2911 abcohdoors@gmail.com

MOVING/ STORAGE

North End Moving Services

AAA BEST RATE MOVING

Local or Long Distance Polite & Professional

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

Tar Gravel/Repairs/Torch On/All types of roofs/Sun decks. Much more, just ask. JOHN BROOKE

250-808-1473

& Renovation Services • Interior & Exterior Renovations • Carpentry • Painting • Small Repairs • Pressure Washing

We install, service, & repair all makes of doors & openers. FREE ESTIMATES • INSURANCE CLAIMS Call for appointment

MOVING

A DIV. OF BAYSIDE DEVELOTPMENT LTD. Qualified, reliable, bonded. Installations, repairs, reno’s - hot water tank, washer, dryer, dishwasher! Over 30 years Exp. Call 250-766-5580, 317-2279.

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

250-718-8879

PAINTING “PREMIUM PAINT AND SERVICE”

DALE’S

PAINTING SERVICE

$59+. FLAT rates for long distance. Weekly trips between BC/AB. Why pay more?

862-9333 PAINTING KELOWNA A BETTER PLACE SINCE 1982

250-861-3400

RENOVATIONS

Bayside Plumbing & Gas Fitting

ROOFING RIGHTWAY ROOFING

Larry’s Handyman

OVERHEAD DOORS

PLUMBING

EXPERIENCED CRAFTSMEN QUALITY WORKMANSHIP SERVICE YOU CAN TRUST

• Bath Remodels • Decks • Drywall

• Kitchen Remodels • Painting • Plumbing

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

Canadian Homebuilders Association

Kelowna • 250-717-5500 kelowna.handymanconnection.com

MEMBER

Licensed, Bonded & Insured

Independently Owned and Locally Operated

FEATURE

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

250-765-3191

1630 Innovation Dr. Kelowna, BC V1V 2Y5 P 250.765.3004 | F 250.491.1773 Natural Stone Surfaces

RUBBISH REMOVAL

TILING

JUNK

TILE SETTER

Santa, takes away your old toys. Best rates. 250-469-3275

LAMINATE TOPS

FLOOR DOOR HANDYMAN EXCAVATION REFINISHING GARAGE SERVICES

A GREAT INTRODUCTORY OFFER 1 x 1 ad

Licensed & Insured

CASTLES TO SHACKS

Professional, Honest, Reliable, Detailed. Meeting all you cleaning needs.

COUNTERTOPS

CONTRACTORS

Artistic Ceramics.

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

Call 250-870-1009

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

250-863-4418

All One Piece Laminate

LAMINATE TOPS NATURAL STONE

starting at starting at

9.95 LF 59.00 SF

$ $

On select colors only | Installation available

Visit our showroom at THE AIRPORT BUSINESS PARK Monday - Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm Family owned & operated for over 40 years

colonialcountertops.com


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Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

$300 & Under

Heavy Duty Machinery

CARDIO Elliptical Trainer. Assembled. Never Used. Was $399 Sell $250.obo 763-6910

$400 & Under NEW Dark Oak Hardwood Flooring, 3/4”, 200sqft. $400 obo. 250-766-3814.

Firearms REMINGTON Rebate Round up at The Best Little Gun Shop Around, Weber & Markin. 4-1691 Powick Road Kelowna 250-762-7575 Tues-Sat 10-6

Free Items FOUND Long Haired Orange & White Tabby Cat. Black Mtn area 2 weeks ago. Call (250)765-3726 FREE 6yr old Border Collie Bugle Cross. Prefers indoors, loves car rides/walks. Good w/cats/dogs. Non destructive. Desires one on one attention Call Holli-Anna(250)718-3914 Free pickup, of aluminum windows, wire, pipe, air conditioners & batteries. 250-717-0581 FREE Pick-up of used bicycles that you no longer want. Ok if need repair 604-800-2104 FREE P/U- Appliances, Rads, Batteries, Old machinery, vehicles. Harley 778-821-1317

Firewood/Fuel

FIREWOOD. Fir $185/crd, Jack Pine $150/cd, Ponderosa, $125. Jim, 250-762-5469

Furniture Solid Wood Used Furniture OK Estates Furniture & More 3292 Hwy 97N, Kelowna (1.5 Kms North of McCurdy) 11-5 Tues-Sat OKestates.ca (250)-807-7775 USED Inventory! Several Filing Cabinets in Stock - Lateral Size, 4 & 5 Drawers, Laminate & Wood Desks, Office Chairs All PRICED to SELL! Visit our Showroom at Total Office Business Furnishings, 420 Banks Rd. Kelowna, 250-7171626 - Trade Exchange Members Welcome! WESTERN STAR AUCTIONS. Buying Estates, Tools, Collectable’s and Furniture. Cash Payed or Consignment to Auction. #8-730 Stremel Rd. (778)753-5580

A- STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / BRIDGES / EQUIPMENT Wheel loaders JD 644E & 544A / 63’ & 90’ Stiff boom 5th wheel crane trucks/Excavators EX200-5 & 892D-LC / Smallforklifts/F350C/C”Cabs”20’40’45’53’ New/ Used/ Damaged /Containers Semi Trailers for Hiway & Storage. Call 24 Hrs 1-866528-7108 Delivery BC and AB www.rtccontainer.com Will pay cash for oversized scrap steel, cats, yarders, saw mill equipment, farm equipment, etc. All insurance in place to work on your property. 250-260-0217

Medical Supplies MOBILITY Scooters & Powerchairs. Shoprider Dealer, Stairlifts & Platform Lifts, Used Scooter and Powerchair Sale. www.okmobility.ca Kelowna: 250-764-7757 Vernon: 250542-3745 T-free 888-542-3745

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Real Estate

Rentals

Rentals

Misc. for Sale

Houses For Sale

Mortgages

Apt/Condo for Rent

Homes for Rent

Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-685-6181 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca

WILLOW PARK MANOR. Aurora and Hollywood. 1 & 2 bdrms. Steps away from Willow Park shopping center, transit & the other shops of Rutland. Direct bus route to UBCO. 12-15mins. 250-7633654

CLASSIFIED POLICIES

Real Estate

Commercial/ Industrial

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

Misc. Wanted Cash for Vintage Clothing & A cc., Costume & Estate Jewelry. Will pickup 250-769-7975 I want to buy gold coins from all over the world. All years. Call Todd 250-864-3521 PRIVATE Coin Collector Looking To Buy Collections, Olympic Silver & Gold Coins, Also Buying Bulk Silver Coins. Call Chad at 250-863-3082.

Will buy bags, rolls, containers or piggy banks etc. full of older 10¢, 25¢ & 50¢. 778-932-2316

Musical Instruments

Apt/Condo for Rent 1&2BD RENTAL Incentives, Adult building, NP, NS, $795$995. 250-878-0136 1 & 2 BDRM Apartments For Rent, very spacious, close to Capri Centre Mall, in newly reno’d building. Close to all ammens, includes fridge, stove, A/C, hot water, UG secured parking & laundry facilities, rent $775/$875. Avail Immed. For more info or to arrange viewing call 250-860-7416 1 Month FREE! 1Bdrm Apt, 55+, NS, ND, NP, Appliances. Excellent condition. Gordon Manor near Capri Centre. $775/mo. Includes Strata Fee! Call (250)764-5151 2BD Executive. Beautiful view. Steps to Safeway. Hrwd flrs, balcony, top security, ug prking, pool & hot tub. $1050 Seniors Discount, 863-9002 2-bdrm BELGO AREA, Rutland Rd. S. $900 + hydro, f/s/w/d, NO PETS, on bus rte. 250-491-3345, 250-869-9788 2 Bdrm w utils $1100 mo. Laundry, dishwasher, ground floor legal suite w/separate entrance in family home. NS, NP. 250-808-7866. Avail immed 2BD, walking distance to downtown, NP, NS all utils & WD incl, $925. 250-878-0136 BARBER Rd. Rutland. Brand new, 1bd+den. 2 full bths, avail Feb 1. NS, NP. DD & ref’s req’d. $950. Call 306-8671893, 778-753-4500 BROCKTON MANOR. 1 & 2 bedrooms. The large, bright units are a short walk to downtown, hospital, beach & shopping. Transit is right outside the door. Please call us at 250-860-5220 FAIRLANE CRT. 2 & 3 bdrms, heat & hot water incl. Located on Lawrence near Gordon, close to downtown & Capri shopping mall. Please call 250-860-4836 LAKEFRONT 1, 2, & 3 bdrm. Fully furn’d. Central. Available. to May From $1290 / 30days.

Weber & Markin Gunsmiths Quality Firearms Buy & Sell at The Best Little Gun Shop Around, 4-1691 Powick Rd Kel 250-762-7575 Tues-Sat 10-6

Error Policy 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.

Heavy Duty Machinery

Refund Policy Our ads are non-refundable when booked for less than 4 weeks (12 issues), when cancelling a 4 week ad you will be refunded in weekly increments only. Refunds not available for 1/2 price promotion.

Dump box 14’L x 5’high with hydrolic’s sizzor lift & roll bar tarp; Propane Caterpillar Fork Lift G30S; (250)546-9566

Freezer beef, grain fed, no hormones, no antibiotics, by the side, $2.65 lb. CWF. 250307-3430.

For Sale By Owner

For Sale By Owner

Stereo / DVD / TV PARADIGM MONITOR 9 v.3(pair). Floor standing loud speakers. Mint condition and excellent sound quality. $500 (paid $1000 new). Phone 250488-6716 after 6pm.

Real Estate Acreage for Sale Grindrod 3 1/2 acres, 3 bdrm house, full basement, pasture land $350,000. 250-309-1420

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Houses For Sale Heritage House Remodeled 3-5 bdrms, 2-bath, large lot, 2505 39th Ave. Vernon $359,900 (250)546-8630 MORTGAGES LOW RATES. 4YR. 2.99% VARIABLE 2.85% Trish at 250-470-8324 ******* OKHomeseller.com Where smart sellers meet smart buyers! View Thompson Okanagan properties for sale.// Selling? No Commission. (250) 545-2383 or 1-877-291-7576

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Owner will carry financing O.A.C. If you have a job, reasonable credit and can make a down payment, we should talk about brand new home ownership. 64A McCulloch Heights in beautiful S. E. Kelowna $189,900 tax incl’d $1600/mo. Call Accent Homes 250-769-6614 PANORAMIC views from Sierras. 2007, 1550 sq.ft home. Gas FP. Quick possession $199,000 NO TAX! or $1423/mo Call(250)-769-6614

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LOW INCOME HOUSING Independant Living Apartments for Seniors 55/over. Important to apply NOW for anticipated openings in the near future. Call 250-860-1128 or email fdhs@shawcable.com for application forms. LRG 2bd, 2bth, recent reno’d condo, March 1, Orchard Brook in Glenmore. Bus rte, near shops, FS, DW, WD, AC, 1 secure ug prking, NS, NP. $1050. 250-801-1102 MILL CREEK ESTATES. Various floor plans avail. 1, 2 & 3 bdrms within walking distance of the Parkinson rec center, Apple Bowl, Kelowna Golf & Country Club & Spall Plaza. 250-860-4836. millcreekestates@shaw.ca PENTICTON 2BR, loads of storage, deck,parking, washer/dryer/aircon. One small pet OK. 150 McPherson Cres. $950 includes utilities. 2 weeks free rent. 250-809-6757 SPACIOUS 2BDRM Appart. and bachelor suite. Located on bus route, cls to downtown, bike path, beach. Small pet OK. heat and hot water incl. Call on site manag., 250-7636867 AFFORDABLE Luxury in the centre of Kelowna. New 1&2bd, 5 appl’s, in-building prking. NS, NP. www.rentcentrepoint.com 250-763-6600

1500sq/ft. shop 22ft ceilings Shop on 1/4 acre, fully serviced & fenced, $1500/mo incl triple net. Light or heavy industrial use & storage. Fully Serviced. WESTBANK INDUSTRIAL PARK, (250)769-7424 FOR LEASE 600 sq.ft. Office Trailer fully serviced on fenced 1/2 acre. Zoned Heavy Industrial Including Auto Wrecking. $2500 triple net incl. Fenced 1/2 to 1 acre serviced industrial lots available. Central Westside Location. will build to suit. 250-769-7424

Duplex / 4 Plex 2BD, $890. 819 Saucier Ave, quiet street, near downtown, lake. Sundeck, new appl’s, fireplace. Adult orientated. No Dogs. 250-764-2542 2BDRMS. Great Location. WD, big yard, 2prking spots. Reno’d. Beautiful area. $900 + utils. Avail Now (250)470-0000 3BD, 2bth, 5appl, skylights, carport, near hospital, college, lake, bus & Mission Mall. NS, NP. $1200+utils, ref’s. 250826-7501, 250-763-5225 3BD, Glenmore, Fireplace, insuite lndry, yard. Responsible, working/student tennants. Now or March. $1180, 763-7869. AVAIL Feb 1. 2bd unit on Rutland acreage. Clean, bright, fridge, stove, washer/dryer HU, NP, NS. $775. Call 250491-0303 FAMILY WANTED for Large 3 Bdrm Duplex in Glenrosa Close to Webber Elementry. NS. NP. $1100/mo Available March 1st (250)-769-8509 LARGE 2bdrm reno’d, 4 appls, NS. NP. $1000 + utils. Ref’s req’d. Avail Now. Call between 6pm 8pm.250-861-1059 MARCH 1. 2bd Duplex, 1 bth, Ok Mission, 4 appl, lrg yard. $950 incl water, sewer, ns, np. sngle wrking cple/prson pref’d DD, ref’s req’d 250-764-4786 NEAR KLO college, 1bd. wrkng cple. NP, NS, ref’s, 4 appl, deck, lg. yrd., private, $950. utils incl. Avail immed. 250-861-9013, 250-878-204

Homes for Rent 1.5BD Rutland house. 2593 Hwy 97 N. $800+utils. Pet ok. Rental ref’s req’d. Call 250765-5578 2BD Mobile on private property, newly reno’d, KLO area, working couple pref, max 2 people, NS, small pet neg. $950+utils. 250-762-6627 3BD central loc. FP, creek, buses, shared utils $1125/mo Avail now. 250-863-5164 3BD Home, 2bth, no bsmt, near hospital, avail Feb 15th neg. All appl, newly reno’d. $1400+ utils. 250-317-5871 463 McCurdy Rd 2bd also 507 & 473 Hein Rd 2bdrm carport st fr w/d vacant 250-317-8844 4BD Brand New House, Central location. Reduced to $1850. Newly reno’d 4bd, $1450. Call 250-469-3254, 250-860-0850. 4BD on the view 2 bath Rutland. $1200.mo. + 1BD suite , bus rte ,school, Y gym $625. utils incl. NP. 250-681-1735 5 or 6 bdrm home, avail now. For rent or rent to own. Call 250-763-7196 DOWNTOWN 3bdrm, 2bath, $1300 And Or Downstairs, 3bdrm, 2bath, $1200, Walk to ammenities, NS, NP, 250-3098830 FREE DOWN PAYMENT... REALLY? If you can make monthly mortgage payments but don’t have a down payment, you may be eligible for a $45K non-repayable grant to put down on a brand new home-no strings attached! Contact us about the Project Build II Attainable Housing program today! info@thepropertysource.ca or Gino 250317-2707 GLENMORE 3bdrm Upper Floor, 6 appls. Big covered deck, 1 block to mall & school, $1000 + utils. Avail. Jan 24th NS. NP. (250)317-7602

Error Policy 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. Refund Policy Our ads are non-refundable when booked for less than 4 weeks (12 issues), when cancelling a 4 week ad you will be refunded in weekly increments only. Refunds not available for 1/2 price promotion. KNOX MTN. 1700sqft Bright W/O bsmt 2 lrg bdrms Storage, open flr plan w/gas FP. Parking All utils includes cable Quiet. Pets negot. NS. Avail. Immed. $950 (778)478-9961 Spacious top floor. 4bd+den, 2bth. Living & diningrm, kitchen, family room, double garage, appls incl, gas FP. Across from KGH, close to schools, shopping, beach & bus. Feb 1. $1500 on short term lease. Utilities not included. Call Marita @ 250-860-4836 The City of Kelowna has the following houses for rent:Lower Mission spacious bungalow with 3 bedrooms up, 1 down, 2 bathrooms, finished basement - $1500/mth; and Lakefront - 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 baths $2100/mth. Utilities not included. Applications can be obtained online at www.kelowna.ca under the quick link to Rental Properties or between 8 am & 4 pm on the 4th Floor at City Hall, 1435 Water St, Kelowna, Real Estate & Building Services. Applications can also be faxed to 250-862-3349 or dropped off at City Hall by deadline of 4:00 pm on Friday, Feb 15, 2012. THINKING OF SELLING YOUR PROPERTY? For a confidential, no obligation, FREE market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-861-6002 or cell 250-717-6330 anytime.

Office/Retail 1100 sq.ft. 2nd floor. Off Sexsmith Rd. 1 Lrg Office w/ Glass inclosure and Lrg meeting area, kitchen + bth. $1000/mo. triplenet. + utils (250)868-4808 191 ASHER ROAD, 1750 sq/ft. Plenty of parking. 250765-9448 HWY 97 North, 1800sq’ of retail, 1500-3300sq’ of indust. & compound. Rutland area. 2000sq’ Retail. 250-765-3295 NEWLY reno’d office space, w/lake view. 700sq.ft. $750 + T.N. 250-768-9083 Westbank

Rooms for Rent #1 Accesible address. DT area, furn’d, cable, w/d, w.int, quiet, avail immed. 862-9223 Small trailer on acreage, single male only, TV, cbl & utils incl. $500. Furn’d bdrm, $475/mo. 250-317-2546

Senior Assisted Living GLENWOOD HOMES Supportive living for seniors, SPECIAL RATE, all meals & house keeping, 24hr on site monotoring. 766 Glenwood Ave. $1400-1500/mo. Call 250-762-0028 HOME in Mission. Independ. w/care,priv.rm.3meals,snacks, lndry,utils,cbl, & housekeeping $1250/mo. Ann (250)317-3341

Shared Accommodation FEMALE pref. Furn rm. Includ all utils, cbl, int, Avail. immed. $400. (250)-870-7183.


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Legal Notices NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE:The Estate of JOAN HEATHER FLETCHER also known as HEATHER FLETCHER, deceased formerly of #154-609 Truswell Road, Kelowna, BC. V1W 3Z1 Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Joan Heather Fletcher also known as Heather Fletcher are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Solicitor for the Estate, Robert J. Bryshun, at Salloum Watts Lawyers, #2001455 Ellis Street, Kelowna, BC. V1Y 2A3 on or before March 2, 2012, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice. WAREHOUSEMAN’S Lien Act. Under the terms of the Warehouseman’s Lien Act, Goods and Personal Property of this person listed below, deposited at Sexsmith Self Storage Ltd., have been seized and will be sold, to recover the cost for unpaid storage rent. Name: Unit # Rachelle Humphrey 507 Desmond Shea 539 Lucas Mainzer 161

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Townhouses LOW END of MARKET Townhouses/Apartments For Families raising dependant children. Important to apply NOW for anticipated openings in the near future. Call 250-860-1128 or email fdhs@shawcable.com for application forms.

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REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS T12-013 Janitorial Services Sealed proposals clearly marked on the outside of the envelope with the words “T12-013 Janitorial Services” will be received at the Office of the City Clerk, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna, BC up until 3pm, Local Time, February 16, 2012. The Request for Qualifications (RFQ) will not be opened publicly. The City is issuing this Request for Qualifications to pre-qualify companies to be invited to tender on approximately six janitorial contracts that expire in 2012. These contracts are various sizes and complexities ranging from cleaning changing rooms on sportsfields to maintaining the Parkinson Recreation Centre. The City reserves the right to reject any or all responses, to waive defects in any submission and to accept submissions which it may consider to be in the best interest of the City. RFQ documents may be obtained at no charge from the City of Kelowna Website or from the Purchasing Branch, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna BC V1Y 1J4. kelowna.ca

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New technology offers energy savings Review your Bobbi-Sue Menard CONTRIBUTOR

Unlimited hot water on demand is no longer found just in hotels, as now many new homes boast tankless hot water systems that deliver hot water whenever the homeowner wants it. This kind of hot water feature is becoming the preferred system of choice for many Okanagan home builders and homeowners. The technology is simple, Tankless hot water systems use gas or electricity to instantaneously heat water as it flows through the unit. Since water heating occurs on demand, the system doesn’t keep a tank of water hot at all times, so the system doesn’t have the same standby heat loss that is typical with a conventional storage hot water tank. In Canada, a tankless hot water system is generally installed in the home’s mechanical room to service the entire house. That is in contrast to Europe, where extremely compact units are often installed on a room by room basis. A tankless hot water system is markedly smaller than a traditional water tank as the sleek unit is installed on the wall of the mechanical room. That alone is appealing to homeowners who don’t want to give up square footage to accommodate a traditional hot water tank. Eliminating a traditional tank eliminates some of the concerns associated with maintaining

CONTRIBUTED

AN EXAMPLE of a tankless hot water system unit installed to the wall of a house. a large container in your basement. There are no standing water issues and no need to drain the tank to descale it. Richard Loney, owner

of Loney Plumbing in Kelowna, says many manufacturers warranty traditional tanks for eight years with optional extended warranty of up to 10 years reflecting the manufactur-

er’s expected lifespan of traditional tanks. For new home construction, Loney is installing tankless hot water units in about 60 per cent of his home projects.

“People are tired of paying to have a big tank sit there hot all day. Tankless systems have unlimited capacity and are ready to go right away with no pause to recover.” Domestic hot water is one of the largest energy consumers in any home, as a tankless hot water system can create between 25 and 40 per cent energy savings. “There are a lot of savings when a tank doesn’t run all the time,” explained Loney. “Tankless systems are much more efficient, the emissions are cleaner.” A standard gas fired hot water tank operates at about 60 to 65 per cent efficiency, a tankless system is 80 to 84 per cent efficient. Bill Frame, of Bill Frame Custom Homes, only installs tankless systems now, noting he hasn’t installed a traditional hot water tank in almost three years. Home buyers like the size of the tankless hot water units and the efficiency, Frame reiterated. Many of Frame’s buyers are choosing a combo system that provides hot water for domestic use and hot water for in-floor radiant heat in basements. “The efficiency of a tankless system is far superior,” Frame said. “Tankless systems are sleek, mounted on a wall and simple.” Like Frame, Loney said the shift to tankless hot water systems is driven by his clients. “Homeowners are choosing this. As a contractor it is great, this is an efficient idea.”

mortgage options

Each mortgage has a specific term that guaranteed a rate for a set period of time. When that term is coming to a close, most banks will send out a mortgage renewal notice. Mortgage renewals are one of the most neglected decisions made during the life of a mortgage. Many homeowners stay with their existing mortgage lender because they believe it is too time consuming to shop around for a better rate. Rates available to a mortgage broker are often as much as 1.7% below the banks posted rate—that calculates into a savings of over $250 per month based on a 250,000.00 mortgage. Over a five-year term, that’s $15,000 in savings. A mortgage broker has the ability to seek out the lowest rate and the product best suited to your specific needs. In addition, homeowners can be pre-approved up to four months prior to your mortgage coming available for renewal. This is the best of both worlds—a preapproval guarantees the rate for up to 120 days and if the rate goes lower during that period, you get the lower rate.

WHAT’S INVOLVED WITH A RENEWAL

A mortgage renewal is an opportunity to make changes to a mortgage and not incur a penalty for doing so. Options to consider at renewal time include a one-time increase or decrease to the mortgage balance, changing the payment frequency or altering the amortization period. The various types of mortgages available include fixed terms (anywhere from six months to 10 years), variable rate mortgages or a line of credit. For example, if you are in a fixed rate mortgage deal, you might want to consider the variable rate or line of credit alternatives. If you have any high interest loans or existing credit card debt, you might be able to pay them off by adding the balance to your mortgage. An increase to your mortgage at renewal means a review of your credit history, annual income, employment history and property value to determine your qualifications. You may also have extra cash available that can be applied to pay down the mortgage amount. Or you can simply negotiate a better rate depending on the fluctuating interest rate market at the time. Mortgage renewal time is a chance to make the changes that are reflective of your lifestyle today. Of Prime Interest is a collaboration of mortgage professionals Trish Balaberde (250-470-8324), trishb@ kelownahomemortgages.ca; Kristin Rosdal (250-8783007), Kristin@kelownahomemortgages.ca; Darwyn Sloat (250-718-4117), dsloat@kelownahomemortgages.ca; Arlyne Wilson (250-862-1818), awilson@lenderapproved.ca.

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