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The goal behind The Madison development was to set a new standard of condominium living in Kelowna’s downtown core. And the end result seems to have met that objective, given the interest in purchasing one the condo units now of that the construction phase is complete.

a month ago, when individual units were reevaluated to reflect the pressures in the marketplace.

Some new condo owners are already in dence, and it is only resia matter of time before few remaining homesthe are purchased. The Madison was conceived and designed CONTRIBUTED THE MADISON is a striking to appeal to buyers lookarchitectural addition the corner of Doyle and ing for gracious luxury to Ellis in downtown homes, filled with light Kelowna (top photo) with an interior layout and the choicest of fi that offers nish- a view overlooking the downtown ing touches. core, Okanagan Lake and the Westside (lower photo). The floor plans have won rave reviews from witness first-hand the buyers for the clever efent connotation in terms use fect of initial focus groups of space, says sales manof space for buyers at and the resonance The The ager Jane Morgan. Madison. Madison has with its She says “elegant� inOf the remaining 13 tended buyers. a descriptive phrase is units within the building, that “It is so unique and often comes to mind the smallest floor plan from different in the is people looking over market1,680 square feet. the place. units. While the penthouse “The Madison conMorgan has been sold in 2008, a sub-pentcept has been about sales team leader sincethe aphouse remains available, pealing baby boomers The Madison units went and is a wonderfully that are looking for their spaup for sale. cious 2,475 sq.ft. perfect home when Working closely with they Every residence is apdownsize.� the development team, $565,000. pointed with exceptionThe downsizing lifeMorgan has been able In the Kelowna real al finishing details, with to style change has a differestate market, Morgan the price points starting at feels that price point is

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f you think of the cash flow from Google as a river, then Stanford University is drowning in its own success. From the school’s business incubator has come one of the world’s most profitable tech companies. All you need to do is, well, Google the Google Boys and you’re deluged with stories and images, videos of them talking— you name it. This is all of their own design, of course. Google is an entire generation’s library and the world’s content its playground; yet, were it not for that incubator program on the Stanford University campus, the brilliant idea of doctoral students Sergey Brin and Larry Page might never have graced the laptop screen. An incubator is one way a brilliant idea like this can ruminate and hatch into an incredibly profitable company. Local mentors, investors and other friends of that incubator help foster the concept through to a profitable start-up, and from there the sky’s the limit. “Basically, we’re dealing with early stage companies that don’t have a lot of resources,” explains Martin Yuill, director of the ORIC Kelowna Innovation Centre. “An incubator is a place where companies can go to access the help they need…when they leave us, they pay us back.” ORIC is Kelowna’s first and only tech incubator. Located on St. Paul Street, it has five anchor clients who are on their way to developing vi-

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NEW ORIC entrepreneurs Vytas Sinkevicius (left) and his partner Patricia Curran demonstrate how their sensor detects environmental problems in a building, like a burst pipe, setting off a small alarm and sending a message to the building owner or manager that a problem has occurred. able companies, and four pre-incubator clients who are still flushing out their ideas to evaluate whether there is a company concept to pursue. This process can be critical. According to research done by Statistics Canada, in the general population of new businesses only 44 per cent will survive through year four. However, incubated businesses average an 80 per cent survival rate in the same time period. The first such incubator was The Batavia Industrial Centre, which started in New York in 1959. By the early ’80s, there were 12 in operation within the United States,

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and now, 30 years later, there are 7,000 worldwide. For a small city like Kelowna, whose economy is dominated by service sector and transient construction jobs, a successful technology incubator has the potential to be revolutionary, Yuill contends. The incubator in St. Albert, The Northern Alberta Business Incubator, has contributed over $100 million in economic development to the small city—its population is just under 60,000 compared to Kelowna’s 110,000— with their current tenants generating $11 million in annual sales. According to the Na-

tional Business Incubation Association, every dollar invested in an incubator yields $30 in returns. A Grant Thornton report, Construction Grants Program Impact Assessment Report, conducted for the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration, says business incubators in the U.S. are more effective than roads and bridges, industrial parks, commercial buildings, and sewer and water projects at creating jobs. In fact, the study found incubators provide up to 20 times more jobs than community infrastructure projects like water and sewer projects

at a cost of $144 to $216 per job compared with $2,920 to $6,872 for the latter. There is a catch, of course. For those clients who do opt to get out of the basement and move into the incubator, a percentage of their shares, or some form of kickback, will be worked into their incubation contract. All in all, the cost is worth it for new incubator inhabitant Vytas Sinkevicius, who decided to move his company in two days before this interview. The decision is already paying dividends, he says. ••• When you think tech start-up, you may think

of those young, cutting edge Google Boys, but Sinkevicius is actually more reflective of the clique. He’s already had a successful engineering career, and developed and sold a company. He’s also a musician and a couple of years ago he and Patricia Curran, the singer with whom he runs Tree Fort Music, decided it might be worth joining forces on a new tech venture. They’re a bit of an unlikely match in some ways. Besides running Tree Fort, Curran’s background is in fast food. She and her ex-husband owned and operated a fast food outlet for

22 years, allowing her to hone her human resources skills. The business is really her idea; at least it was her idea to come up with an idea and take it all the way through the process to market. “I was always intrigued with what he could put together (as an engineer), but then he would send it off to some guy to put a package on it and sell it. So I said, ‘Why don’t we do that?’” The result is really quite brilliant. Their company, VP Process Inc., does environmental monitoring. Sitting on the table as they explain how it all works is a small hockey puck-sized device with what looks like a mini computer inside. This puck will score if they can prove it’s capable of reporting everything from your hot water heater bursting to room temperature changes via the Internet. The concept is to fasten these pucks throughout your house. If and when something goes awry, a message will be sent to either your phone or email. The Internet capability is what makes the product unique. They’ve invested nearly $20,000 in patents, but now they’re at the marketing stage where normally Sinkevicius would hand off his product to the next person. This time they hope that ORIC holds the key to moving forward. “They have access to all sorts of mentors and networks,” said Curran. From help applying for government grants to the connections they’ll build in the common areas, the two be-

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Business from A3 lieve there’s plenty to cash in on in their new found home, although, they also see it as projecting a better image. “It was really cool living in your basement, working out of your home because your schedule revolves around when do I take a shower? When do I work out? But the thing is half the world will think that’s really cool because that’s what they want to do and the other half won’t take you seriously,” explained Sinkevicius. They currently have a client overseas, for example, for whom Sinkevicius has done work on previous projects. He knows the client is under the impression they’re an established business. They need to project that legitimate image and ORIC can shelter them under their office umbrella. Admittedly, even without the office, they’ve

achieved a significant level of success. VP Processing has already worked out a deal with RackForce, the company billed as Canada’s first green data centre. The business is basically a server farm, which generates a tremendous amount of heat, and VP Process will help monitor the balance in their rooms, trying to ensure the servers remain at optimum temperature. “We put in a system that monitors temperature and carbon monoxide because temperature and CO gas combined will give you an early warning that there’s a fire,” said Sinkevicius. “We can also monitor relative humidity so it doesn’t go over or under the humidity levels. And it also provides water leak protection.” Their first installation with RackForce went very well. Impressed with what they saw at their Land-

mark location, RackForce has now asked them to look at their Western Star local. This should be music to the ears of Yuill and the ORIC team. Incubators survive off the successes of the companies they take in. Google has left Stanford, but the returns the incubator receives for helping them get on their feet now deliver a multimillion dollar income each year. VP Processing has the makings of just such a cash cow. They’ve talked to strata companies who are interested in detecting gas leaks. They’ve been told the bulk of new floors installed in the Okanagan are to replace floors in buildings where the pipes have burst. So, among their first hookups from ORIC was a meeting with a top insurance company executive. And then there’s those clients overseas.

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In other words, they’ve come up with something innovative, now they must find the most direct way to translate innovation into dollars. ••• On the other end of the spectrum is Qasper— another brand new software company ORIC has taken in. Founder and visionary Fred Dalgleish likely doesn’t need much by the way of marketing and sales know-how. This is actually his business. “The best source of customers is your existing customer database,” he says as he begins his “elevator pitch” from a small meeting room at ORIC’s St. Paul location. Funnily enough, Dalgleish too has been in the music industry. He and a partner started by producing bands, and when he opened his first practice as an accountant in Vancouver’s Yaletown area, the first clients through the door were a group recently fired from the recording

studio they started. They joined forces and founded a studio, which did so well they formed another. Soon, a third studio was on the way. Meantime, Dalgleish got a taste for the artistry of the industry. He claimed 16-yearold Bryan Adams as a client and eventually found a way to exercise his own creative side in computer programming. Two books, a tech company and a “guru” title later, he realized that even his new Brazilian wife and a lake full of fish in the Okanagan couldn’t keep him occupied. So here he sits, with a world of wannabe upand-comers outside his door. To say he seems a little out of place is an understatement, but if there’s one thing his pitch tells you, it’s that knowing when you need help is a crucial business skill. This new company he has devised presents a challenge he hasn’t dealt with before—his product

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cently got a one-time $150,000 grant from the Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust. Yet, their office is paid for by a little seed money from the parent ORIC, which started in White Lake near Penticton, and largely through the business consulting work Yuill does on the side. Naturally, this detracts from the amount of time he’s able to put into his own companies. Still, he’s thrilled with the remarkable involvement of community members. Some 500 people actively support the program by donating their time and services. jsmith@kelownacapnews.com

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RESURRECTION: FACT OR FABRICATION? Sunday April 4 – Jerusalem - Empire News Late Edition Jerusalem is once again in an uproar this evening because of Jesus of Nazareth, the itinerant man of faith, who was crucified and died Friday at 3:00 PM, then laid in a sealed and guarded tomb. Rumours are circulating that Jesus’ tomb was found empty this morning. Even more spectacular rumours are circulating that Jesus was seen alive today! Roman authorities confirmed that Jesus indeed died on Friday. A government-issued press release confirmed Jesus death and that his last words were, “Father, into your hands, I commend my Spirit.” The crucifixion team confirmed that there was no way any man could have survived what Jesus had suffered. He had endured a severe beating and scourging, administered by some of Rome’s best, followed by hanging on the cross for hours, then the infliction of a severe wound in his side with a regulation army spear as a final confirmation of his death. Speaking on condition of anonymity, a palace spokesman confirmed that shortly after Jesus’ death, a wealthy and well connected man from the village of Arimathea, named Joseph, approached Pilate for permission to remove Jesus’ body from the cross and give him a proper burial. Pilate agreed to the request. Joseph and a friend took the body down off the cross. In conformance with Jewish burial practices, Jesus’ body was washed, wrapped in linen cloths and placed in a tomb, a cave that Joseph had carved in the rock for his own burial. The entrance to the cave was sealed with a large rock. The anonymous spokesman believed Joseph was one of Jesus’ disciples; however, Joseph was not available for comment. The same palace source confirmed that on the next day, Saturday, the Jewish Sabbath, Pilate was visited by certain Jewish political and religious authorities, including the chief priest in charge of the Jewish Temple, and other dignitaries. The purpose of their visit was to obtain a Roman decree that would allow them seal the tomb Jesus was buried in and secure it until today (Sunday). Jesus had promised he would rise from the dead on the third day after his death. They reasoned that his disciples need only steal Jesus’ body from the tomb and then declare he had risen from the dead in order to create the ultimate deception. The whole city would be thrown in turmoil. Pilate was convinced their arguments had merit. He issued a proclamation that permitted them to make the tomb as secure as was possible. Armed with a Roman edict, the Jewish religious authorities sealed the stone with a Roman seal and posted a 72 hour guard outside the tomb. Jerusalem was awoken this morning by a magnitude four earthquake. The quake did more than shake a few plates off shelves.

Another anonymous source acquainted with Jesus attributed the earthquake to an angelic being that rolled the stone from the secured tomb. The being was described as being white as snow, or like lightning. The source said the Roman guards shook like leaves and fell to the ground like dead men. It was rumoured that the heavenly being spoke to women who were near the tomb. He convinced them not to be afraid of him. He announced that the crucified and dead Jesus was not in the grave. Jesus had been resurrected. Jesus was now in Galilee, waiting for his disciples. The women were to direct the disciples to go to Galilee to meet Jesus. Another anonymous source, close to the Jewish High Priest Caiaphas, reported that when the guard at the tomb regained their senses, they went straight to the Jewish authorities and told them the whole story. Caiaphas allegedly bribed them with a great sum of money. As a condition of receiving the bribe, they swore to make this report, if anyone asked them, “His [Jesus’] disciples came during the night and stole him away while we were asleep.” Aware that the soldiers would lose their lives if their superiors learned that they had fallen asleep while guarding the tomb, the High Priest promised he would intervene with Pilate and keep them out of trouble. Pilate’s press secretary and the Jewish High Priest’s personal assistant were both questioned by the press concerning reports of the empty tomb, the resurrection appearances of Jesus, and the bribery of Roman officials. With one voice, they called these reports ‘preposterous, complete fabrications and lies’. The High Priest’s assistant declared, “If the tomb was found empty and the stone used to seal it was rolled away, they were obviously at the wrong tomb.” When pressed further, he responded, “You can quote me. Read my lips. Dead people do not just get up and walk away. Be reasonable!” What are we to believe? Is Jesus’ resurrection fact or fabrication? This reporter was ready to call the whole thing a fabrication, if it wasn’t for a poignant moment observed during Jesus’ crucifixion. Jesus was crucified along with two known criminals. One of the criminals hurled insults at Jesus. He said: “Aren’t you the Christ? Save yourself and us!” The other criminal took offense to this insult. He said: “Don’t you have respect for God? All three of us are sentenced to death, we are dying. You and I are being punished justly, we committed the crime and we are getting what we deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.” Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” This criminal on the cross thought of himself in a new way and saw Jesus in a way that no one else could see. He no longer denied his own guilt. He no longer blamed others for

his problems. He no longer begged everyone, including Jesus, for help and escape. He admitted he deserved his punishment and accepted his punishment and death. He perceived Jesus’ suffering as different to his own. He believed Jesus’ suffering was truly innocent. He also saw a power and majesty in Jesus. He believed that this Jesus was a king and was going to his kingdom. He believed that they were both going to die, but he also believed that Jesus was going to come back to life and was going to enter into his kingdom, the kingdom that was ‘not of this world’. The same kingdom Jesus confessed to Governor Pontius Pilate during his trial. He came to believe that Jesus had the power and authority to invite people into that kingdom. Jesus turned to the expiring felon and said, “I tell you the truth, today you will be in paradise with me.” This reporter felt jealous of that convicted felon. He had experienced truth about himself and faith in what we all hope for, that there is life after the agony and suffering of death. If we, like that felon, get what we deserve, what hope is there for us? Death is just punishment; a fitting end. The convicted felon was allowed to see that the death of this man Jesus, who he believed was innocent, could change death, the criminal’s death. The criminal was given eyes to see that Jesus was suffering for him and for his sordid life. This gave him the faith and courage to humbly ask Jesus for permission to enter his kingdom. His faith was rewarded and grew when Jesus granted his humble request. Jesus gave him the courage to die. Is Jesus resurrected? Is he with his Father? Is the thief in paradise with Jesus? Is there hope for us? ... Staff Report – Empire News - Jerusalem Bureau

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Bennett Bridge in need of repairs Mike Simmons STAFF REPORTER

than expected, causing the rubber mats on top to sag. Tekano said crews will be removing the mats and replacing the layer of grout beneath. “This is going to alter the joints to function the way they’re supposed to function.” Tekano said the joints on the transition span of the bridge are holding up fine, but the two joints on the fixed end and floating end of the bridge require some work. He noted there have been no accidents resulting from sagging in the rubber matting. Work will begin on

Crews will be spending the night on the William R. Bennett Bridge for close to six weeks as they replace grout in two of the five sets of expansion joints. B.C. Ministry of Transportation district manager Murray Tekano said the work will be done on two joints on the southbound side of the bridge. Tekano noted one joint at the top and one at the west end of the bridge have been getting noisier. The grout has been breaking down sooner

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April 5 and is expected to be finished by May 13. A cubic metre of grout will be required to complete the job. Tekano said work will proceed from Sundays to Thursdays, beginning at 9 p.m. and continuing until 6 a.m.

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He said crews will begin at the expansion joint on the top of the bridge. During the scheduled work hours, drivers will see traffic control measures and cones reducing the southbound side of the bridge to a single lane. Tekano pointed out the bridge speed limit will not change during the repairs, but signs will be posted to remind people of the 60 km/h limit. Tekano said he was confident the crew will be able to complete the work within the allotted time. Tekano added the maintenance is being done under the terms of the concessionaire agreement, with no cost to the province. “They’re being very responsible in that they’re attacking it this early.” The joints manage the expansion and contraction of the bridge structure due to heating and cooling, and accommodate other slight movements. Tekano said the way the bridge moves is quite different from a fixed-span bridge. msimmons@kelownacapnews.com

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Dispute leads orthopedic surgeons to cut services Alistair Waters ASSISTANT EDITOR

Local orthopedic surgeons say they plan to rotate their refusal to deal with non life-threatening situations with their counterparts in Penticton every five days until the current impasse with Interior Health over reduced mandated response times for on-call emergencies ends. Dr. Steve Krywulak, one of seven Kelowna-area orthopedic surgeons, told the Capital News on Friday the job action will mean on-call patients with non life-threatening emergencies will have to travel to Penticton for treatment until Monday and then again from next Sunday until April 15. “We do regret any inconvenience to the public,” said Krywulak. However, he said the doctors here see no choice but take the job action in their fight to stop Interior Health from downgrading on-call emergency orthopedic treatment here. Krywulak said as of Thursday, IH instituted what he described as a level two service that says on-call surgeons need to see emergency patients within two hours rather than the 45 minutes mandated for the service for the previous seven years. But Kelly Murphy, corporate director of medical administration for Interior Health, said the

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The renovations to the Laurel building are now well underway AS A WAREHOUSE, THE INTERIOR WAS ORIGINALLY EMPTY. Wayne Wilson

working packinghouse until the 1970s. It was scheduled for demolition in 1982, but was saved largely through the efforts of the Kelowna Museums Society. It became the city’s first designated heritage building. It is now a nationallydesignated heritage landmark, the oldest and largest standing packinghouse in the province. Although the 3x10 floor joists are being replaced, Wilson said they are looking at saving them for re-use elsewhere in the building—perhaps re-sawing them for flooring—to keep the historical components of the building on-site. The structur-

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al improvements to the building, walls, ceiling and floors have been paid for with $3.4 million in funding from all levels of government. However, that doesn’t include money for the inside work, exhibit space for the museums and the VQA wine shop operated by the society to raise funds for the museums, notes Wilson. You can get involved and contribute to the Laurel’s restoration and its history, by sharing your stories about the building, and by donating to the fund on a special website set up to keep the public up to date on the restoration. It’s at www.laurelpackinghouse.ca Despite the disruption of construction, the wine shop has now re-opened in temporary digs behind the Laurel, just off Ellis Street. The wine shop is open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays and holidays, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Many of the wines are

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The mayor and his right-hand man may be wading into controversy on secondary suites at the West Kelowna Residents’

Association annual general meeting this week, on the heels of the raucous reception they received at the Lakeview Heights Community Association annual general meeting last week.

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wasn’t because we’ve gotten some horrendous letters on the subject,” stated Howe. At issue is a major policy shift expected to occur this spring. Council is poised to change all single-family and some multifamily residential zones in the municipality, instantly permitting secondary suites, provided residents pay an annual $115 registration fee and their rental units meet the B.C. Building Code’s health and safety regulations. The new process would mean a homeowner would no longer have to go through the rezoning process and there would be no requirement for a public hearing, where neighbours could

voice their opinions on the suites. Howe said he and members of the West Kelowna Residents’ Association feel that council is going about suite legalization the wrong way. “I think they’ve got to protect the residents’ rights. If you moved into a neighbourhood and paid $600,000 for a house in an R1 (single-family residential) zone and settled in with your nice view and then suddenly a bunch of suites popped up in the neighbourhood and the value of your house went down $50,000 you wouldn’t be too happy about it either.” Howe mentioned the blanket zoning for suites could also be bad news for West Kelowna real estate.

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Residents say they are ready to “mobilize” against the Westbank First Nation’s proposed gravel pit in the Fintry area, just south of the La Casa subdivision. The WFN and its partner, Canadian Aggregates Inc., have applied to the B.C. Ministry of Mines to haul up to 249,000 metric tonnes per year from a 50-hectare property, located 27 kilometres up Westside Road. Approximately 40 gravel truck trips per day would be required along Westside Road to haul that much material from the pit, according to a permit application made to the B.C. Ministry of Mines. Hearing that, North Westside Ratepayers’ Association president Diane Baldwin and North Westside Community Association president Ian Kil-

patrick say they are opposed to the pit because it will make an already unsafe traffic situation on Westside Road even more treacherous. “There will be opposition from one end of our community to the other,” said Baldwin. “We won’t go down without a fight against this application.” Baldwin was even more upset at learning the proposed life of the pit would be 50 years, during which time up to 20 million metric tonnes of gravel could be removed. “That’s outrageous. We will certainly mobilize against this.” Baldwin said members of her association have already started a letter-writing campaign against the pit, sending letters to the Central Okanagan Regional District board, the B.C. Ministry of Mines and Westside-Kelowna MLA Ben

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Local historian Bill Knowles passes away at age 101 Judie Steeves STAFF REPORTER

He remembered a slower and gentler time, when horses drew buggies through the unpaved streets of downtown Kelowna. Pioneer C.W. (Bill) Knowles died last week at the age of 101. He enjoyed reminiscing about the early days in the Okanagan and was never short of tales to tell. In fact, he gathered some of those tales togeth-

er and published a book full of them, at the age of 90, called According to Bill: The Times and Tales of C.W. (Bill) Knowles. His daughter Diana recalls he had an exceptional memory and he’d seen so many changes in Kelowna that often people came to him with questions about how the community had evolved. For many years he wrote historical columns for the Capital News and he was a strong proponent

of heritage preservation. He was very involved in the restoration of Benvoulin Church, which is now a city-owned heritage building managed by the Central Okanagan Heritage Society. The 1907 Knowles House on Bernard Av-

enue, where he was born, was restored and is now part of a city park at the corner of Ethel Street named after his father, J.B. Knowles, who came to Kelowna in 1905 and operated a jewelry store. In 1988, Bill Knowles was nominated Man of the

Year and won the Macklin Memorial Award, and that same year, he won the Heritage Award for Distinguished Community Service. Family, though, was probably the most important part of his life. He adored his wife, Joyce

(Jennens) for the 73 years of their marriage, notes his daughter. He is survived by his wife Joyce, daughters Diana and Sylvia of Kelowna, four grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Services are today (Sunday, April 4), 1 p.m.,

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ESSAOUIRA, Morrocco—Maybe it was the kebabs smoking on sidewalk grills, or the layer of fog that colored the afternoon sky a pale gray, but when I walked through a stone archway into the walled city of Essaouira, being in Morocco began to feel as mysterious and unfamiliar as I had hoped. It was a feeling that had eluded me in better known Marrakech, where boutiques and luxury guesthouses are transforming the ancient medina into a chic resort town popular with European tourists. Rougher around the edges but more authentic is Essaouira, a weathered and windy port city

on the Atlantic coast, three hours by bus through the desert from Marrakech. With its whitewashed ramparts and buildings set off by blue doors and shutters, Essaouira could be a seaside town in Greece or Brittany. Brittany probably makes more sense since it was a French architect who was hired by the sultan to lay out the town’s 18th-century medina. Beaches and cheap hotels lured hippies traveling the North African bohemian trail in the 1960s. Now stalls stocked with leather bags and carpets open early for day-tripping vacationers arriving on the morning buses from Marrakech. The rewards come to those who linger. Check into a guesthouse and wander the streets in late afternoon, and Essaouira begins to feel less like a shopping mall and more like the small-

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VILLAGERS SELL produce at a morning market near Essaouira, Morocco. donkey paths. Eventually we reached the Marijana Cooperative. There we talked with women working assembly-line style, cracking argan nuts between two stones, removing the seeds, roasting them and grinding

them into a paste which they then squeeze to extract the oil. Marketing the oil as a healthy source of vitamins and antioxidants has been an economic boost for desert dwellers such as Fadna Bella and her

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legged on the floor, sharing a tomato salad, chunks of bread and her homemade tagine, a traditional Moroccan stew made with potatoes, carrots and lamb. When we finished, she passed around a bowl of pomegranates and glasses of mint tea. She smiled. We smiled. Our appetites make up for our lack of Arabic words to express what a treat it had been to experience authentic Moroccan hospitality. She knew no English or French, but it mattered little. When we left, she blew us a kiss goodbye.

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ian expatriates) and welllocated within the walled medina. Doubles with private bath cost 430-470 dirham ($52-$57). See www.les-matins-bleus. com/home.htm Ecotourisme et Randonnee (www.essaouirarandonnees.com) offers half and full-day walks through the argan woods, nearby dunes and villages. Prices range from 200400 dirham ($24-$48) per person, including transport and a snack or lunch. More Info: See www. visitmorocco.com.

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this is the fallout of the residential school system, which prevailed for most of the 20th century and created a negative attitude among aboriginals towards the Canadian Jane education system. If you were raised in Muskens a family that promoted the positive values associated with going to school and getting good grades, imagine living in a culture where your elders could give you their first-hand experiences in a system that treated them poorly, didn’t honour their culture and often denied students their basic human rights. In some aboriginal communities today, you might find little practical and social support for children wishing to complete high school, let alone go to college or university. In smaller re-

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mote aboriginal communities this lack of support may permeate much of the community. This in turn impacts on the number of aboriginal students completing high school compared to non-aboriginals. The gap is fairly large province-wide where 79 per cent of non-aboriginal students graduate from high school compared to 47 per cent of aboriginals. In Vancouver the gap is 19 per cent—in the Okanagan Valley it’s only two per cent. This means more of the aboriginal population in Kelowna will graduate from high school than those in Vancouver. Approximately 40 per cent of B.C. aboriginal high school graduates will transition to a B.C. post-secondary institution (compared to around 50 per cent of non-aboriginal students). What is interesting about this data is that there are some areas in the prov-

ince where more aboriginal students continue their education. For example, s in the greater Nanaimo area, 53 per cent t of aboriginal students will enrol in post- s secondary compared to 43 per cent of i non-aboriginal students—a gap of 9.8 i per cent. The same holds true in northern B.C. and the East Kootenays though w v the gap is much lower. There are a lot of ethnic group stud- t ies and just as many reasons why some s students enrol, regardless of ethnicity, s t compared to those who don’t. An effective way to attract aborig- b inal students to any college or university p campus is to engage in meaningful part- w nerships with aboriginal communities t to help elevate learning regardless of the m system where the learning takes place. w Jane Muskens is the interim regis- i t trar at Okanagan College. jmuskens@okanagan.bc.ca


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Boxer’s life story an inspiration to many To the editor: Thanks to John Wardley and the Peachland Boxing Society for bringing George Chuvalo to Peachland where he made his emotional presentation in his Fight Against Drugs. Chuvalo’s own life was severely impacted by his three sons’ and first wife’s deaths due to drug abuse and he has dedicated his time to counseling others, mainly youths, to respect themselves (and others) and to not use drugs or alcohol. Chuvalo is a powerful and inspirational speaker and touched all who were in attendance. He was very gracious and signed anything and everything presented to him by the crowd as souvenirs, posed for countless photographs, and smiled through the evening of exciting boxing matches. After his presentation he talked about the

importance of coaches and trainers, such as John Wardley, and the positive impact they have on the lives of young people. Youth who are involved in sports are far more likely to avoid use of drugs and alcohol, due to their training and discipline, said George. In November, 1999, while giving his presentation at the Phoenix Detox Centre, George touched the heart and mind of a client there, Shawn Feldman. Being a bit of an artist, Shawn sketched an image of George that day and asked George to sign it and dedicate it to Shawn’s stepdad, Paul (a long time fan of George’s). George graciously signed it and this sketch has been proudly displayed on Paul’s wall ever since. Chuvalo was very surprised when Shawn entered the ring with him to say a few words. Shawn, now 47 years old, has since gotten

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To the editor: Major kudos to Mary.Ann Graham, Deb Guthrie and the rest of the URBA -directors. Just developing a Rutland Business Assoc. asurely has been a challenge and trying to keep npeople interested in community events is another yhuge task, for any comlmunity, not just one that has also seen a consistent lack of city interest and enegative publicity. Throughout the intereview with Graham (Parks ,Society Fundraiser Revitalized, March 28 Capital News) there is a thread rof hopelessness in trying to keep the Centennial Park and the Rutland -May Days event alive and vibrant. With reference to -“days gone by,” why are folks so resistant to just

letting go of events, buildings and ideas that simply worked during a “simpler” time, 50+ years ago? Yes, volunteers, money, interest and excitement are hard to find these days. “The only reason you’d give it up is because you can’t afford it” Sorry, but clearly this area is unaffordable by the present state of appearances. Perhaps letting the city have the park with its old buildings, old structures and old everything else may be a step in the right direction? With a community just trying to find affordable housing and businesses just trying to survive—let the city fix or flatten a building that has outlasted its usefulness. Perhaps the city will then

see to it that it doesn’t deteriorate any further than it already has. Maybe adding some attractive landscaping, sculpture or a water park might help too. According to Ken Dempsey of ReMax, families are flooding to the Rutland area already. Let’s have the city put its money where its mouth is and revitalize an area where the people already are and give them more reasons to stay. In the piggy-back article about the success of the Scarecrow Fest, how about taking the URBA and/or Park Society energy, talent and funding to events that are already winners and making them even better? Darci Sellers, Rutland

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his life on track. He is the executive director of The Matthew 5 Recovery House Society in Abbotsford. Shawn thanked George for the hard work he does to prevent drug and alcohol abuse. He showed George the sketch from 1999 which brought a huge smile to George’s face, and a few laughs when he told George he couldn’t keep it. Shawn emotionally thanked George for his hard work as well as others like him who saved Shawn’s life, followed by a bear hug between the two and much applause by the crowd. George thanked Shawn and said Shawn had made him very happy that his own three sons did not die in vain, which is the basis for his powerful presentations.

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Excellent care To the editor: I feel obligated to write this letter about Interior Health, the Kelowna General Hospital and my latest unscheduled visit there, on March 21,by ambulance. Starting with the ambulance personnel I was thoroughly impressed with the response and the treatment I received while in their very capable hands. This exemplary treatment continued when I arrived at the emergency entrance. I was signed into KGH in minutes of arrival, blood tests were performed, a cardiogram was given, x-rays were taken, an ultrasound was given and even a CT scan which I understand takes months to get an appointment. After each event a Dr.

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J.A. Tersier came to me, explained the results and guided me to the next test. From 7:30 a.m. when I arrived, all was completed by noon. My subsequent visit to the hospital was the same or better. I saw a Dr. Sarbit who went through with me some of the results from my tests. And again, in my next visit to Dr. Sarbit, he performed a bronchoscopy. Results not yet known as of this writing. The whole reason for writing this letter is to silence all the critics who continually bad mouth Interior Health and Kelowna General Hospital. I have nothing but praise for this group and for KGH. Gerald Graham Damskov, Westbank

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choice by each student’s parents or guardian. This would be for all students whether they attend a private or public school, and so the system is more equitable by being inclusive for all. As it is now, those wishing or needing private school education for their children must themselves pay the fees, while still paying education taxes to the local school board. Gifted children, problem children, those wishing more specialized training or language immersion would all benefit without negatively affecting the public school system. Many schools which are now being closed due

to declining enrollment might well be converted to private or non-profit institutions to the greater benefit of the local community. These schools would still be required to satisfy the provincial government’s basic education requirements, but would also be allowed to specialize in areas which best satisfy the community’s needs, allowing a greater degree of innovation and flexibility than is likely now the case. While it is true that it might require a lot of hard work on the part of parents, teachers and others to achieve these ends, the ends would more likely than not turn out to be very rewarding for all concerned, while improving the quality of educa-

tion for our young people. Objections will likely come from people too lazy to make the effort, or from those who find no joy in the challenge of innovation. Studies indicate that on average, private schools provide their students with a better education in particular, and under a general voucher system, actually improve the quality of public school education through competition. That is, all schools must then compete for the students and their vouchers—a market system in education (a very scary concept for some). Private schools have long been used to help ‘problem’ learners to very positive affect in most cases. The voucher sys-

tem should be considered in B.C., if the welfare of our students is considered paramount and improved educational opportunities is the goal.

Let’s ask our provincial government to make some Olympian education choices at no extra cost. Charles Wills, Vernon

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

“Available to Meet” I am home working in the riding from April 6nd to April 9th. If you wish to meet with me to discuss issues or concerns related to the federal government, feel free to contact my office at 470-5075 to schedule a meeting and I will do my best to accommodate you. I wish you all a Happy Easter and may you enjoy your time together with family, friends and loved ones.

Ron Cannan, MP Kelowna - Lake Country

114-1835 Gordon Drive, Capri Mall, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 3H4 (250)-470-5075 ron@cannan.ca www.cannan.ca


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had cause, the past few days, to traverse the mighty and sometimes challenging Coquihalla Highway and was thereby again reminded of the power and beauty of Mother Nature and the amazing abilities of man. The journey to Vancouver was fraught with all of the possible weather conditions and hazards one could encounter. Hail, wind gusts, tor-

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Charlie Hodge rential rain, and snow added to the challenge of the trek across the Rockies. The various weather attacks came in individual

waves and certainly tested the nerves somewhat. On the return journey two days later, it was a whole other highway and world. The snow and rain was replaced with dry roads and a fair bit of sunshine. As we traversed the mountain passes and steep hills we were granted a magnificent visual display of this fabulous province.

We also marvelled at the diverse geology of our trip and pondered the astounding feat it was for the crews of men and women who actually designed and then built the transportation corridor through the mountains and valleys. It’s all very breathtaking really—both the view and the effort. The ‘Coq’ may have been a costly and controversial highway, complete with toll bridge and all, but it certainly is im-

pressive. In so many ways. ••• Upon returning home Wednesday evening, I learned that my old friend and a very dear friend to Kelowna, Bill Knowles, passed away. I use to tease Charles William (Bill) that we had a lot in common— at which he would cringe in jest. Indeed, we shared the first two names, and for many years Bill wrote articles for the Capital

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David Dodge will speak about Canada’s post-recession prospects then take questions from the audience in a special evening of conversation with the former Governor of the Bank of Canada. Seats are free. Online registration opens Apr. 4 on the Distinguished Speaker Series website www.ubc.ca/okanagan/speakers

Other upcoming events... • Sustainable Strategic Management: The Quest for New Metaphors — Apr. 8, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., on campus: Fipke Centre foyer • Supporting the health and well-being of family/friend caregivers: what we know and what we’d like to find out — Apr. 13, 12 noon to 1 p.m., on campus: University Centre, UNC334 • Spanish Film Series: El otro lado de la cama — Apr. 15, 7 to 9 p.m., Rehearsal Hall, Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Ave., Kelowna

For details about these and many more events see the UBC Events website – www.ubc.ca/okanagan/events Stay informed. Send your email address to publicaffairs.ok@ubc.ca to receive a monthly email about upcoming Okanagan events.

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Tuesday, April 20, 2010 5:30 pm Location: Kelowna Family Y 375 Hartman Rd., Kelowna, BC Annual Business Meeting including: Report on the Kelowna Family Y Capital Expansion Project, Election of Board Directors, Presentation on the 2009 Audited Financial Statements and Staff Longevity Recognition & Volunteer Awards of Excellence. All YMCA-YWCA members and volunteers are invited to attend and vote; interested persons are also welcome.

News and also The Daily Courier. Bill’s always interesting columns and stories focused on Kelowna’s history. In 1988, Bill was nominated as Kelowna’s Man of the Year. and won the Fred Macklin Memorial Award. That same year he also received the Heritage Award for Distinguished Community Service. And in 2001 he was named for International Year of Volunteers. Bill was born in Kelowna and married Joyce Jennens, who was likewise born here. Joyce was very in-

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CounCil HigHligHts Knox Mountain Hours

Extended hours for pedestrians and cyclists using Knox Mountain Road will begin this spring. Council directed staff to proceed with a trial this year that limits vehicle use of the park road to between 9:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Vehicles will have access to the park Sundays from noon until 9 p.m. Feedback from park users will be gathered throughout the trial period, which will end with the road’s annual winter closure.

Mill Creek Flood plain

Council received an analysis of the Mill Creek flood plain and endorsed a public consultation process. An open house explaining the process will be of interest to property owners along Mill Creek. It will be held Saturday, April 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Fire Station No. 1, 2255 Enterprise Way.

Fire inspection Mandate

An amended policy governing the frequency of fire inspections will see greater emphasis placed on establishments with a higher risk of emergencies. For example, restaurants will be inspected twice annually rather than once a year, while retail outlets are inspected every two years rather than annually.

transit Pass Policy

Council endorsed a policy change that gives bus riders a three-day grace period at the beginning of each month to use their expired monthly pass once before buying a new pass.

Abbott street Contract

Peter Bros. Construction Ltd. was awarded the contract to complete Phase 2 of the Abbott Street recreation corridor from Royal Avenue to Rose Avenue. The bid of $1,029,493 was the lowest of four submitted. inFo:

volved in the artistic community. Bill was the contractor and one of the instigators for the remodelling of the Benvoulin church. He was also a life member of the Kelowna Historical Society. A prolific writer, Bill was the author of ‘According to Bill’ The Times and Tales of C.W. Knowles, which he crafted at 90 years of age. Knowles House is named after him and his family. It goes without saying that Bill led an active and meaningful life. We are a better community because of him.

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booze. RCMP Const. Steve Holmes said the 33-yearold Kelowna man was stopped by police on Highway 33 near Rutland Road during the evening of March 31. Holmes said police saw the man entering and leaving a liquor store on Roxby Road where he bought a 1.75 L bottle of alcohol. “In dealing with the driver, the officer noted symptoms of alcohol impairment. The driver was detained for driving while impaired and was taken back to the Kelowna detachment.” Holmes said the driver gave breath samples more than one-and-a-half times the legal limit. He noted the man is known to police for issues with the criminal code. At the time, the man was already under several driving restrictions. They included driving with a zero blood alcohol content, displaying an ‘N’ on his vehicle as a novice driver and having an ignition interlock system installed on any vehicle he was driving. Holmes pointed out the Honda Accord the man was driving did not have an interlock device. Holmes said the man was released on a promise to appear in court in early July. He is charged with impaired driving, driving over .08 and two counts of driving contrary to restriction. msimmons@kelownacapnews.com


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The Total Restoration Cycling team continued its early season momentum with several podium placings last weekend in two races in the Lower Mainland. And the team is being led by a newcomer to Total Restoration and several core racers. In last weekend’s first race Total Restoration cyclists dominated, controlling the group and having the best odds in the small breakaway. However, in the end the Kelowna racers just missed the top step on the podium but placed three men in the top five. Cyrus Kangarloo was the top finisher in second place with Jamie Sparling placing third and Christiaan de Vries in fourth place on the long, windy, 130 km race. Sunday played out in a similar fashion with Marcel Aarden snagging a third place finish after an all day breakaway while Sparling rolled across the line in 4th. It was the second weekend of racing for Total Restoration which is now in its fifth year in operation. During that time the

team has grown into one of the top cycling teams in Canada and one that routinely competes for podium placings in races across the Pacific Northwest. “This year we’re really looking to step it up in the bigger races,” said team manager Cory Forrest. “We have our strongest men’s team ever. We’re hoping to dominate races in Western Canada.” Total Restoration has seven senior men, four senior women and one junior racer as the team continues to evolve over the years. Gone this year is Owen Harrison, who is riding in Europe after starting with Total Restoration as a junior. Female rider Alison Testroete has joined a pro racing team in the United States. Kelowna’s Tim Sherstobitoff is the only original racer still competing while mountain biker Evan Guthrie remains with Total Restoration but will focus on mountain bike events. “Our program is working,” said Forrest. “It’s continuing to send riders to bigger things. It’s giving riders opportunities to make national teams. Total Restoration continues to support us as

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TOTAL RESTORATION cyclists Jamie Sparling (front) and Christiaan de Vries

(middle) vie for positions during a race last weekend in the Lower Mainland. All three would finish in the top five. a sponsor and has stepped up in a bigger way.” Junior rider Zack Taylor joins Total Restoration after winning the provincials last year as a jun-

ior. He will race in senior races against tougher competition, much like both Guthrie and Harrison. This weekend Total

Restoration is hoping a team training camp in Okanagan Falls before taking part in the Ski 2 Sea race on April 11. kparnell@kelownacapnews.com

Kelowna’s Curtis Gerein has added Southeast Asia to his list of travel destinations this year. The local gymnast will compete at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore from Aug. 14 to 26. Gerein qualified for the prestigious international competition thanks to his performance recently at the 2010 Pan American Championships in Daytona Beach, Fla. Gerein won the bronze medal in the junior men’s individual trampoline competition, then added a second bronze in the men’s 17+ doublemini trampoline event. Gerein will be joined by his coach, Angelo Despotas, at the Youth Olympics this summer, an annual event for athletes 17 years-old and younger. Meanwhile, a total of 12 athletes from the Central Okanagan joined coaches Despotas and Jamie Gardner for the Pan Ams in Daytona Beach. Danielle Gruber brought home three silver medals in the women’s 1112 year old category in her first trip to the Pan Am age groups. She was second

Curtis Gerein in the individual trampoline event, the double mini trampoline and in the women’s synchronized trampoline with her partner, Emma Tucker. Tucker earned a second medal, a bronze, in the double mini trampoline event 11-12 year olds just behind Gruber. Rachel Stone and Brynn Tucker won gold for their efforts for synchronized trampoline in the 13-14 year-old category. Brynn Tucker also took bronze in the Double Mini trampoline event for 13-14 year olds. Trevor Stirling won a gold medal in the men’s individual trampoline in the 15-16 year old category.

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Local club tackles big task hosting Canadian masters tourney Mike Simmons STAFF REPORTER

Birdies will be flying this spring as the Kelowna Badminton Club plays host to the Canadian Masters tournament. Co-chair Denise Vines said putting on an event of this size takes a great degree of planning. “We started way back last June, when we initially put the bid in to host the tournament.”

Vines said most host cities have three years to plan for the event, while Kelowna has only eight months. Masters badminton will bring 289 registered players to town, along with guest coaches and officials. Vines noted many players bring their spouses with them to make it into a social week. The club is anticipating more than 300 visitors. Players from 35 to more than 80 years old will be spending the full week on the badminton courts, along

with social events and a finals day. Vines said the Kelowna club hosted the event in 1996, but it was much smaller in size. “Because of the scale of Canada, it’s quite an unusual tournament.” Vines said the event can be the only time in a year when players get to see each other. The tournament also gives badminton players a chance to trade shots with players from other countries. Japan and Peru will be sending players to Kelowna for the

Masters tournament. “The sport is growing, but still very much a minority sport at the moment,” said Vines. The club has a membership of 70 to 80 juniors, with more playing while at school. The Kelowna Christian School is providing their gymnasium as a secondary venue for the tournament. Vines said there is hope that students will be more interested in the sport after seeing highlevel badminton. “We’re hoping it’s going to have a

major impact when they see the game played at this level.” Vines pointed out many of the players have been playing badminton for 30 or 40 years. “You do build up a skill level over that time.” Vines added the social aspect of the tournament is as strong a draw as the competition. She noted that many people will come who don’t realSee Badminton B2


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COACHES Evan Bailey (left) and Mike Wilson will provide instruction this fall at the Rutland Senior Secondary Baseball Academy, the first program of its kind in the B.C. Interior. The first program of its kind in the B.C. Interior, students from Grades 10 to 12 at RSS will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in baseball while receiving four external course credits. Similar to the model of several hockey academies already operating in the Central Okanagan, students of the RSS Baseball Academy will receive as many as 120 hours—or 45 sessions—of Baseball Canada certified instruction. Training will be held at several venues, including Elks Stadium, Edith Gay Park, indoors at CNC and in the classroom. In addition to skills development, the course will include components such as nutrition, theory and mental training. For Bailey and Wilson, the Okanagan’s need

for such a program is long overdue. “Mike and I are really excited about the academy concept,” said Bailey, a Kamloops native who is a former pitcher with the University of Utah and the new head coach of the BCPBL’s Okanagan Athletics. Wilson is the coach of the Okanagan A’s bantam AAA team and a former player at the National Baseball Institute. “We came here with a vision, looked at the bigger picture and looked at ways we could help to better develop the talent that’s right here in the Okanagan,” Bailey continued. “There’s been a tremendous amount of talent here over the last seven to 10 years, but there just hasn’t been enough highend coaching. With 1,100 kids playing baseball in Kelowna, Rutland and

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better at the house level. “Most importantly,” he added, “it’s about developing and maturing young people, prepping them for life through the baseball experience.” As for Rutland Senior Secondary, the local high school is excited to be on board with Bailey and Wilson. RSS teacher Dale Popp, who assists in administering the program, believes the academy will benefit both the participating students and the sport of baseball in general. “It’s great that the kids can do what they love to do and get credits for it, and to do it under the school banner is nice as well,” said Popp. “For me it’s about healthy living choices and playing a sport that can be a benefit throughout a lifetime. We think it will help the grassroots of baseball as well as players at the elite level. We see what’s happened with youth hockSee B’ball B4

Social Badminton from B1 ly have hopes of winning a medal. They attend for the once-a-year opportunity to socialize with many other players. Vines said the influx of people spills over into increased attendance at area destinations. The week-long schedule allows players time to see Kelowna and the surrounding area. Vines noted the club is already getting requests for golf times and winery tours. Canadian Masters badminton takes place from April 26 to May 1 at the Kelowna Badminton Club and Kelowna Christian School. msimmons@kelownacapnews.com


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Local player comes close to beating champ Mike Simmons STAFF REPORTER

A Summerland man is now the top crokinole player in B.C. Michael Hughes narrowly missed upsetting the world title holder during close games at an Oliver tournament held late last month. Hughes had never been to a crokinole tournament before. He said there were probably three or four players there that day that could have taken him down before he even made it to face world crokinole title holder Ray Beierling of London, Ontario. Hughes noted he faced one of those players during the day, Orrin Hargrave of Osoyoos. “I hadn’t beat him all year,” said Hughes. He pointed out that Hargrave had responsibilities to help torganize the day, and may have had too much on his plate during the time of the game. “His concentration rwasn’t where it could have been.” r Hughes began playing crokinole as a child. To prepare for the tournament, he began practising in late October. When he faced Beierling in Oliver, he noted that more than 20 people gathered around to watch. “I felt pressure, but I wanted to win.” The pair played a best two out of three games. Beierling notched the first game, Hughes won the second by a tie-breaking rule and Beierling cleaned up in the final game. Hughes noted that Beierling’s wins were

clean. He was the only person to beat the world title holder throughout the day. “There was definite strategy throughout the game,” said Hughes. “I think I played that well. At times you have to be aggressive if you’re behind, and can be defensive if you’re ahead.” Hughes said he tried to play every advantage he could. The game of crokinole can be played by people as young as six or seven years old. Hughes noted the oldest player at the Oliver tournament was 93. “All it requires is good hand-eye co-ordination and a little bit of concentration.” Hughes said players try to slide a wooden checker into a hole in the centre of the board. If the piece does not go in, it remains on the board and the opponent tries to knock it out with one of their own checkers. Successfully placing a piece in the centre hole delivers 20 points, and any other pieces left on the board also contribute points to the total. Hughes said he had played before, but was impressed by the quality of play when he first faced Hargrave and other local crokinole aficionados. “I thought, even if I show up in March, I’ll get annihilated if I don’t get some practice in beforehand.” Anyone interested in getting involved in playing crokinole can contact Hughes at 250-4949310 or Clif Antypowich at 250-498-0304.

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THREE TEAMS from Kelowna United’s U-12 division arrived on the coast last month (March 20th-21st) to participate in the 28th annual SBMC Youth Soccer Tournament. Teams competed against other clubs from Burnaby, Kamloops, Vancouver and Chilliwack. Team B (pictured) from Kelowna brought home a gold medal, thanks to three goals late in the second half by Noah Van Demark, Matthew Harden and Lloyd Larsen. It was a great finish for all three teams that brought home two gold and one silver medal.

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nal the body to go into a “fight or flight” response. In this self defence mode we redirect all of our body’s energy reserves to our basic survival. Again, this is just like a computer virus protection program that is now spending all its time on a “seek and destroy” mission with a foreign invader. In human terms, this is a brilliant response if we have to run away quickly from a hungry tiger. Short-term, this works very well for us. But unfortunately with accumulated trauma and stress we can get stuck in this unconscious fight or flight mode. This chronic response is not only unhealthy, as it takes a lot of our body’s energy, but it also sends other messages to secondary systems of the body. This fight or flight defence mechanism also causes a decrease in our immune system function as every ounce of energy is redirected to our basic

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SHOWCASE W THE MADISON

Changing downtown Kelownaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s landscape

Bobbi-Sue Menard CONTRIBUTOR

The goal behind The Madison development was to set a new standard of condominium living in Kelownaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s downtown core. And the end result seems to have met that objective, given the interest in purchasing one of the condo units now that the construction phase is complete. Some new condo owners are already in residence, and it is only a matter of time before the few remaining homes are purchased. The Madison was conceived and designed to appeal to buyers looking for gracious luxury homes, filled with light and the choicest of finishing touches. The floor plans have won rave reviews from buyers for the clever use of space, says sales manager Jane Morgan. She says â&#x20AC;&#x153;elegantâ&#x20AC;? is a descriptive phrase that often comes to mind from people looking over the units. Morgan has been the sales team leader since The Madison units went up for sale. Working closely with the development team, Morgan has been able to

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THE MADISON is a striking architectural addition to

the corner of Doyle and Ellis in downtown Kelowna (top photo) with an interior layout that offers a view overlooking the downtown core, Okanagan Lake and the Westside (lower photo). witness first-hand the effect of initial focus groups and the resonance The Madison has with its intended buyers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is so unique and different in the marketplace. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Madison concept has been about appealing baby boomers that are looking for their perfect home when they downsize.â&#x20AC;? The downsizing lifestyle change has a differ-

ent connotation in terms of space for buyers at The Madison. Of the remaining 13 units within the building, the smallest floor plan is 1,680 square feet. While the penthouse sold in 2008, a sub-penthouse remains available, and is a wonderfully spacious 2,475 sq.ft. Every residence is appointed with exceptional finishing details, with the price points starting at

$565,000. In the Kelowna real estate market, Morgan feels that price point is

very reasonable. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Definitely within the ball park â&#x20AC;? is how she describes it.

In spite of the recession, The Madison successfully remained at its initial price schedule until

a month ago, when individual units were reevaluated to reflect the pressures in the marketplace. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It all remains very positive,â&#x20AC;? says Morgan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The change is that people must wait until their current home sells before moving ahead with a new home. Even buyers, who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to finance are waiting until their current home sells before purchasing a new home. We have showings every day, but the market has changed and is more cautious.â&#x20AC;? The Madison holds the distinction of being completed on time and budget says Morgan. The strata council was recently formed and members have raved about every detail being in place, with no element left unfinished. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our feedback has been that everything has been completed to the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; degree,â&#x20AC;? says Morgan. Generous sizes and elegant finishing have created. â&#x20AC;&#x153;True residences, meant to be lived in,â&#x20AC;? says Morgan. See Madison B10

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Downtown project drawing buyer interest Madison from B9 Homeowners are enjoying myriad details including tiled entry ways, oversized interior seven-foot maple doors, Bosch stainless steel kitchen appliances, solid slab granite or silestone countertops, and personal landscaped terraces for enter-

taining. The Madison is located at the mid-point of downtown shopping and the arts district at the corner of Ellis and Doyle. The location creates countless urban living opportunities. The building boasts several upscale businesses within its own commercial space. The final public element

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THE QUALITY AND style of furnishings offers an â&#x20AC;&#x153;elegantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; feel to The Madison.

Winston was baffled at all that is included in the new low prices offered at Miravista & Sundance Ridge.

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Benefits of pre-mortgage approval As we have seen with the rise in interest rates this past week, the importance of having a mortgage pre-approval in place remains a key aspect of a home purchase or refinance. Getting your mortgage pre-approved give you a solid indication of what price of home is within your budget. But an important component of the pre-approval is interest rate stability. Financial institutions vary in the length of time an interest rate can be held, but the time period generally will range from 60 to 120 days. In the event interest rates reduce in those time periods, you will be able to take advantage of the lower rate. Conversely, your rate will not increase if interest rates do increase as happened this past week. To get your mortgage pre-approved, you will need the following: • Your personal information, including identification, such as your driver’s license if needed; • Details on your job and proof of your salary. In the majority of cases that will entail a letter of employment from your current job along with your two most recent pay stubs. You may also have to provide your Notice of Assessment (NOA) from you last income tax remittance; • Information about your bank accounts, financial assets (what you own) and liabilities (what you owe); • How much your down payment will be and where it is coming from; and • Proof that you have enough money to cover the costs of closing the sale. A credit check will

be completed to ensure you are credit worthy for a home purchase or refinance. Should you let a professional mortgage broker do your “mortgage shopping,” there will only need to be one credit check completed plus we have access to more than one financial institution who will vie for your business. Should you decide to do your own shopping at more than one financial institution and sign forms at each one to allow them to do a credit check, you will have more than one hit on your credit bureau which will lower your credit score.

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Keep in mind the changes that will come into effect April 19, 2010, regarding mortgages insured by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and Genworth Financial when it comes to refinancing for taking equity out of your home and qualifying for home purchases. It may be a good idea to get pre-approved prior to April 19 as things will be tighter for qualifying after that date. When it comes to interest rate holds the same can be said if your mortgage is up for renewal. One might consider an early renewal of an existing mortgage due to

indications by the Bank of Canada that rates will be on the rise in the future. It must make financial sense to do so and you should talk to a mortgage professional to see if it would be prudent to do so. Remember, there should be no costs involved when it comes to pre-approvals. Costs will come about should a pre-approval become an active deal. Of Prime Interest is provided by mortgage professionals Darwyn Sloat (250-718-4117); Trish Balaberde (250470-8324). inquiries@kelownahomemortgages.ca

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Catch ‘Em At The Show FortisBC PowerSense provides valuable incentives & energy saving advice for builders, developers & owners of new homes. This helps make energy efficiency more affordable & attractive, and reduces long term electrical costs. Through programs like this, FortisBC PowerSense has helped FortisBC customers save more than 360 million kilowatt hours since 1989. www.fortisbc.com

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Master bedroom has become an oasis for peace and quiet Sam Erickson CONTRIBUTOR

Sometimes all you

want is a place to get away. If the kids are yelling, the phone is ringing and e-mails are piling up,

you probably aren’t in a good frame of mind and it is important you have a place to retire to away

from it all. More and more people are taking that idea and transforming it into their master bedroom, complete with a seating area and an entertainment space. Fifty years ago, the idea of the master bedroom didn’t exist, and now it is often the most elaborate room in the house. If you’re looking to make that dream come true, here are some tips to turn your master bedroom into the sanctuary you’ve been hoping for. Your first issue is to decide what you want out of your space. Maybe you want a space to retire to and

watch TV. In that case, you’re going to want a flat-screen television and some comfy seating, preferably in front of a big picture window. Maybe you just want to get away from it all. In that case, you’ll want to keep the television out of your space. If you’re looking for peace and quiet, think about a separate seating area that faces a window. If your furniture faces out, you can forget about your bedroom while you are lost in a book. Consider incorporating a coffee pot or an electric teapot. That way, you can enjoy your mornings

without having to leave your room. Luxury is really the name of the game for most master bedrooms, and the easiest way to accomplish this is with fabrics. Bedding and sheets dominate most bedrooms and will set the tone. Lush fabrics in rich colors will set the tone without costing too much money. Look for sheets that have the highest thread count possible so they will feel like magic every night. You can echo these fabrics in the upholstery for your chair or ottoman, and you can pick up the

theme with your drapes and even your bathroom towels. If you are undertaking a big remodel, you can think about bathroom and closet space as well. Do you have enough space for two people to adequately dress and get ready in the morning, or would a little more space make life a lot easier for you? Remember, you can get more out of your space if you are well organized and plan exactly what you need. If your room is only being used as a sleeping space, you are missing out on a great opportunity.

Kitchen centrepiece is the stove Sam Erickson CONTRIBUTOR

Celebrate the Okanagan Lifestyle! REAL

Cooking isn’t just a chore for Mom anymore. Many people today prefer to spend their time in the kitchen, and more and more are demanding a gourmet kitchen for their dream home. What does it take for the perfect kitchen? There are a lot of design elements that are important, but for the hardcore chef, it’s all about gear, starting with the appliances and

moving down to the utensils. To have a dream kitchen, individuals may need to remodel and get more space in their kitchen, and then they’ll be set to cook for generations. The centerpiece of any kitchen is the stove. Today, the traditional four-burner stove is a thing of the past. Most gourmet kitchens have a stove with a least five burners to handle additional dishes. Some stoves have least six traditional burn-

ers and a separate griddle and fry space. More spaces to cook mean more goodies for everyone. In addition to the range, many chefs opt for two ovens and a warming tray. This allows them to have separate casseroles or desserts baking at separate temperatures at the same time. Layout and design are central elements, particularly for those that can’t add space during a remodel.

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$ 1055 Aurora Heights 579,900 #4112-3842 Old Ok Hwy from $259,900 90 00 OPEN DAILY 12-5PM OPEN SAT-SUN 1-3:30PM 27 Martin Lofts 1 Hansum Homes Call 250-575-6467 Call 250-768-0302 700 Martin Avenue from $389,900 900 0 $ 768 Kuipers Crescent 930,000 NO GST 42 11 Creekside Park 17 Sunrise Crown Estate www.MartinLofts.ca Call 250-808-6171 for individual viewing. Ca $ $ Call 250-859-2774 250-859 859-27 7 7 74 20-3271 Broadview Road from 369,900 3485 Creekview Crescent from 345,020 020 2 Molenbeek Ventures OPEN THURS-SUN 1-4PM SHOWHOME OPEN MON-FRI 8-4PM M WEEKENDS 12-4PM Call Ca 250-317-9954 for individual viewing. Development Corporation C 250-212-0278 or 250-826-0680 Call $ 746 Kuipers Crescent 2,249,000 12 Sage Creek 18 1923 Spyglass Way $ 1,559,000 000 00 Call 250-859-0146 for individual viewing. Ca 2180 Mimosa Dr from $199,900 28 H&H Homes in Smith Creek 13075 Lake Hill Drive OPEN WEEKENDS & HOLIDAYS 1-4PM OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 12-4PM 3 Kentland Homes $ 3100 Sageview Road 584,900 + GST Call 250-863-1227 OPEN DAILY 12-4PM $ 5498 Mountainside Dr 1,049,900 Jaime Briggs 250-215-0015 $ $ 379,900549,900 OPEN SAT-THURS 12-5PM 29 Destination Homes at Smith Creek 13 Call 250-764-1306 19 $ 3079 Sageview Road 499,000 + GST 1-877-766-9077 4 Gardena Luxury Townhomes Jaime Briggs 250-215-0015 www.CadenceKelowna.com $ 328 Providence Ave from 459,900 30 Eagle Terrace Village of Kettly Valley OPEN WEEKENDS 12-4PM $ 2470 Tuscany Drive 299,000 00 00 Call 1-800-764-7514 OPEN NOON-4PM SAT-THURS 5 Trumpeter Ridge Estates 3823 Sonoma Pines Drive Call 250-768-5622 $ 468 Trumpeter Road 789,000 NEW SHOW HOMES NOW OPEN TESORO ARCA 31 Sundance Ridge (NOON-5PM DAILY) 43 Stonewater on the Lake OPEN WEEKENDS 1 – 3 PM 3357 Cougar Rd (Treasure Chest for Toys) #3101-1990 Upper Sundance Dr from $249,900 Downsize without compromise. $ Call 1-250-859-2261 5235 Buchanan Rd 1.5M-$1.8M OPEN DAILY 12-4:30PM OPEN DAILY 12-5PM $ 6 Enclave Call 250-864-3773 $ from Call 250-707-3829 Starting at 44 Autumn Ridge At Island View 600 Sherwood Road from $389,900 www.sundanceridge.ca www.sonomapines.com 250-768-3703 Call 250-707-3799 or 250-808-7600 Call Darcy 250-575-1946 32 Tallus Ridge 5165 Trepanier Bench Rd from $629,000+ GST www.townhomesfortoys.com 7 Amberhill OPEN DAILY 1-5PM Tallus Ridge Dr - Mountains Hollow 14 Call 250-869-6878 20 Tuscany Villas $ 338 Hillside Drive from $369,900 550,000 + GST Authentic Homes www.autumnridgeok.ca $ 250 575 1946 Call Darcy 250-575-1946 679,000 + GST 2070 Boucherie Road from $289,900 Jazel Homes

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450,000-$795,000 incl. GST

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INVUE - Out of the Ordinary SHOW SUITE NOW OPEN! OPEN DAILY 12:00-5:00PM CLOSED FRIDAYS

Facility tours available by appointment only.

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The Gate

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Gutters & Downspouts KELOWNA GUTTER Cleaning and repairs. fix leaks, re slope gutters, add downpipes etc, also fascia/soffit Call Richard 250-718-6718

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Home Improvements

Kitchen Cabinets

Landscaping

GERMAN’S HOME Maintenance & Improvements - Serving The Central & South Okanagan - Water Filtration & Purification Systems - Sales Installations - Service - General Plumbing, Electrical, Painting, Finishing Carpentry & Decor Installs, Steam Pressure Washing, Caulking & Silicone Sealing. Licensed & Insured. See ad in Castanet under General Services for details. Call Frank 7 days a week for best prices in the Okanagan Valley. Office: (250)764-5419 Cell: (250) 870-8275

QUALITY GRANITE, Let the Beauty of Nature Inspire Your Home, Update Your Kitchen with Quality Granite Countertops @ Affordable Prices. Free In-home Estimate Serv. 250878-7040 Call Joe.

HEDGEKEEPERS - Trimming, shaping, pruning - professional competitive service for all your trees & shrubs. Yard clean-up & refreshing or new installations call for consultation or free estimate 250-769-6041 QUALITY landscape maintenance, comm/res, yard maint. Spring clean-ups, hedge & shrub pruning, aerating, power raking, small tree removal, weekly mowing, sprinkler repair. Free est. 250-212-1024 Retaining Walls, interlock pavers, irrigation, landscaping. Stonevalley Landscaping. 317-5644 10yrs Kelowna. RYMAR SYNTHETIC GRASS, no watering, no mowing, pet friendly, for lawns, playgrounds & putting greens. Ask about our FREE INSTALLATION special. Free estimates 250-859-3072 in Kelowna, www.rymargrass.ca SPECIAL Touch Landscaping Yrd. Maint. Spring clean-up, Pruning, Lawn cutting, Fert.& Sprinkler repair. 250-212-4972 TREMBLAY’S EXCAVATING retaining walls, full landscaping. Exc/Bobcat.250-979-8033 UNIQUE Landscape Supply See us at 2810 Benvoulin Rd. or call 801-YARD (9273) Waterwise landscape classes, with Gwen Steele, Okanagan Xeriscape Association: Apr. 8 & 15; Apr. 12 & 19; or Apr. 22 & 29, at the H2O Centre, $45 a set. Create a colourful, drought-tolerant, healthy garden. Register on the OXA website: www.okanaganxeriscape.org WAYKAT Landscape & Maintenance Co. Early startup savings. Pre book now and save on all your landscaping & maintenance. Yard clean ups, aerating, power rake, irrigation and pond start ups, complete landscape installation and renovations, reg mowing & full yard service. Over 18yrs of friendly professional service. 250-762-5005

RESTYLING your living space? Freedom contracting makes your vision into reality. Remodelling - Interiors/Exteriors. Laminate flooring, painting, patios, pergolas etc. Call Doug, 250-575-7006 for estimates.

Handypersons TERRY’S Handyman Service. Free Estimates. Int/ext painting, carpentry, baseboards, loads to the dump. No job too small. 250-575-4258, 250-4506939

ROSTKA ENT. Ltd. Complete int/ext. reno’s. Carpentry, drywall, painting, bsmt, decks & more. Lic’d & Insured. BBB Accred. Call: Rob 878-8049. office 764-5449.

Heat, Air, Refrig.

WELLERMADE. Additions, Reno’s, Sun-decks, Bsmt. stes., etc.768-2202 878-6967

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

Wood Flooring, Log Siding, Log Cabins, Decking, Fencing & T&G U Joint. www.rouckbros.com Rouck Bros. Lumby, BC 1-800-960-3388

Home Improvements ADDITIONS, finished bsmts, kitchen & bth reno’’s, tile, hrwd & laminate flooring. Drywall, painting. Ext/int finishing. Call 250-870-3187

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

INTERIOR Finishing & Reno’’s. No Job too small, Install & Repairs. Drywall, Plumbing, Doors/Win, Baseboards, Cab., Kitchens, Bthrms. 859-2787

Kitchen Cabinets

KMS Home Energy Upgrades, Providing Energy Efficient Solutions & Upgrades for Your Home, Windows, Doors, Ductless Heating/AC, Hardi Plank, and more. 1-877-567-2799 or www.KMSupgrades.ca

BATHROOM RENO’S. Plumbing Repairs. Bathrooms By Gemini 862-6991, 764-0189 MARYANNE’S Kitchen Design. 25% off. See ad in Service Directory. 250-317-7523

Landscaping #1 STOP FOR ROCKS. www.bcrocks.com. Please call 250-862-0862 ASPEN LANDSCAPING. Spring clean up, aerating, pruning, etc. 250-317-7773. BARK Mulch, good quality top soil & landscape supplies, Sunoaka Valley Transport Ltd. 2696 Kyle Rd. Open Mon. Sat. 8-5pm, 250-769-9094 We Deliver. C & C LANDSCAPING. Rock walls, irrig, bobcat, design etc. Call 250-212-2692 DIGGINOLES N SHIFTINSTUFF. Pickup & delivery service. Rubbish & recycling removed. Landscape, building supplies & Hay delivered, small equipment transferred. 1ton pickup, 14ft Dump trailer & 20ft Flat bed trailer. Yes we work weekends!! For quality work at reasonable rates, phone Ian 250-864-2339 EDGING Emerald Cedars Okanagan Grown SPECIAL!

6 ft-10 for $280 5 ft-10 for $189 4ft-10 for $150 2 Gal.-10 for $135 1 Gal.-20 for $95 3 ft-Blue Spruce-10 for $250 Volume Discounts Free Delivery

Budget Nurseries Toll free 1-866-498-2189 ENSIGN BROS. Call us for a quote on all your excavating & landscaping needs. Mon-Sat. 250-769-7298 Landscape Installs. Yard maint, spr. clean-up, pruning, weekly cuttings, sprinkler repair. For best service, 250-863-9393, 250-681-3200.

Machining & Metal Work

Painting & Decorating

GET BENT Metal Fab, fences, gates, railings, security bars, boat railings. 863-4418

100% AFFORDABLE Painting Exp, quality. Int Paint/ceilings. Winter Specials. Terry 8639830 or 768-1098 1ST. In customer service, Cando Painting, prof. reliable crew, 15yrs. in business, Int/Ext. Eddie 250-863-3449

www.getbentmetalfab.ca

Masonry & Brickwork WILDSTONE MASONRY Stone Fireplaces and Exteriors -Call Greg for estimate. (250)826-6989. or email wildstone@shaw.ca

Misc Services ALL KINDS OF FENCES, 6x8 Cedar panels starting @ $65. Gates & custom orders, stainning,250-491-4622www.akf.ca GRAPHIC Designer, 1/2 price, all your designing needs. Certified. 15yrs exp. Work from home. Change careers, will teach all/part programs. Your pace, 1/4 cost, no classroom, learn photoshop.250-764-1849 myvisualdesign@yahoo.com

Moving & Storage

AAA Best Rates Moving $59+. “Why Pay More” Short/Long Distance. Free Est. Res/Comm, 861-3400 DAN-MEL MOVING. 16’’ One ton 7x12 Trailer. Local/Long Haul. Bonded/Insured. Dan 215-0147/250-766-1282. FAMILY Movers. Moving? Anything, anywhere. Local and long distance throughout 2009. Packing service available, weekly trips to Vancouver, Alberta, full and partial loads. Cheapest rates in the valley. Free Estimates, 250493-2687 NORTH END Moving Services Local/Long Distance welcome, Vancouver Special? Free Estimates 250-470-9498

100% Guaranteed Prestige Painting, European Craftsmanship, Fine Detail work, Ext/Int. Guaranteed Results. 250-864-1041. BLAIS Painting Int./ext. painting, Res./Comm, Repaint Specialist. Call 250-801-1439 BRIT-CAN Painting Services. 20yrs exp. Senior discount. Free estimates. 250-863-1389 CLEAN Professional Painters. Cadillac Painters at Ford prices. 30yrs exp. Seniors discount. Call Derek at P&D Painting. 250-769-0228 COLOR Brite Pro Painting. Int/ Ext, Com/Res, 30yrs exp. Qual. Aff. price. 778-478-3660 DALE’S PAINTING Service. Painting Kelowna a better place since 1982, 862-9333 GREG’S Painting, Comm/ Res., Int/Ext. Free est. Seniors Dis., European Experience, 100% Guaranteed. 212-9961 LOVE’S PAINTING. Spring Special. Call for details. 250215-1327

Plumbing

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XCEL PLUMBING, Irrigation, Gas Fitting and drain cleaning. Comm/res and reno’’s. Service & hot water tanks. 575-3839 DREGER Mechanical 20yrs exp. Plumbing, Gasfitting, Repairs, Reno’s. 24hr. 575-5878. KOSKI Plumbing-Heating Gas Fitting Reno’s Res. Bonded/Insured Troy @ 718-0209

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Pressure Washing Okanagan Contracting. Hot/ Cold power washing. Free estimates. 250-878-6092 OKANAGAN Pressure Washing. Comm/Res. Fully ins’d. Dave, 250-491-1336

Roofing & Skylights A TEAM MASTER ROOFER Experienced in all kinds of roofing. New, Reroof & Repair. European Quality 2 yrs. Warranty. Call Steffen C#: 8638224 W#:778-754-1015 Master & Visa cards welcome BERTRIM Contracting Co. New roofs, reroofs, roof conversion & repair & general home maint. Bonded & insured. 28yrs exp. Free est. Call 250-768-9675 EAGLE ROOFING. CEDAR CONVERSIONS, NEW CONSRUCTION, REROOF. FREE EST. CALL 250-826-3311

Rubbish Removal

‘#1 - BBB Kelowna Junk Removal Ltd. (1998) Scrap metal, wood, appls, etc. House, yard, building site, rental properties, renovations, etc. WCB Coverage. Lrg 3/2/1 & 1/2ton trucks 718-0992 or 861-7066 kelownajunkremoval.com 250-808-0733 SKYHIGH DISPOSAL Full Service Junk Removal & Bin Rentals. A 49.99 1/2ton truck. Load junk & yard waste. Haul away special. Will haul just about anything. Cal Cal 250863-7539

SALES & SERVICE DIRECTORY RENOVATIONS

ROSTKA

HOME RENOVATIONS

Enterprises Ltd.

The Okanagan’s Renovation Specialists Residential and Commercial, Additions, Garages, Basements, Windows, Doors, Decks, Fencing, Carpentry, Drywalling, Painting Top Quality Worksmanship & Service

Rob 250-878-8049 Off. 250-764-5449 Lic. & Insured - Ref’s available (WCB Coverage)

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

EXPERIENCED CRAFTSMEN

• Bath Remodels • Decks • Drywall

• Kitchen Remodels • Painting • Plumbing

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

ELECTRICAL

PLUMBING

A & S Electric

KOSKI PLUMBING, HEATING & GAS FITTING

Residential & Commercial Wiring, New Construction, Renovations & Service Changes. Complete telephone & data cabling services, Prompt quality service. Licensed & Bonded Call Steve 250-864-2099 (cont#90929)

QUALITY WORKMANSHIP

A Division of Bayside Developments Ltd.

SERVICE YOU CAN TRUST

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

MEMBER

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

PLUMBING

BAYSIDE PLUMBING & Gas Fitting

Licensed, Bonded & Insured

Independently Owned and Locally Operated

HEATING SOMMERFELD HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING

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

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

Call Troy, 250-718-0209

Call Wayne (250) 215-6767

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

WELDING & FABRICATION

ELECTRICAL & RENO’S

Small Household & Yard Repairs. A man that helps seniors get little jobs done. From lighting fixture upgrades, cleaning eaves troughs to re-keying locks and desktop computer upgrades & virus scans.

Joe’s Moving Service

We Guarantee to keep Scheduled Appointments.

250-826-2599

ROOFING

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

PAINTING

PRUNING

LOVE’S PAINTING

CERTIFIED HORTICULTURIST

SPRING SPECIAL: Call for details

250-215-1327

Trees • Shrubs • Hedges • Clean-Ups Call Stephen

250-763-5462

ESTIMATES ARE ALWAYS FREE!

ALL WEST DEMOLITION LTD.

REMODELING

THE OLD PRO’S

826-5627 (jobs)

DEMOLITION

PAINTING KELOWNA A BETTER PLACE SINCE 1982

Southern BC Heating & Air Conditioning

(250)

250-768-9967 250-317-6843

250-863-4418

LAWN & GARDEN

Call Barry

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

862-9333

MOVING • • • •

DALE’S

D. FRANCIS ELECTRIC LTD

All types of demolition. Locally owned & operated. FREE ESTIMATES

LITTLE REPAIRS

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

PAINTING

ELECTRICAL

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

REMODELING Licensed & Insured

KRENNYS EXCAVATING

Excavator & Bobcat Service, Sewer Hookups, Underground Utilities, Footing, Backfilling, Basements, Driveways, Landscaping, Retaining Walls, Rubber Track Excavator w/ blade. Estimates, Fully Insured. Kory 250-451-9095 Cell: 250-869-9125 Serving Kelowna, Westside, Lk Country

“ONE ROOM, OR YOUR WHOLE CASTLE”

HEATING & A/C

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

EXCAVATING

Don’t call anyone about yard care until you speak to Ryan @ VANTAGE POINT. Book your clean-up & receive a FREE Aeration

250-469-1288

PAINTING SERVICE

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

call 250-808-0895

Chipster’s

Electrical & Renovations Allan Hoce, General Contractor

(250)826-0091 aghoce@telus.net

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

DRYWALL/PAINTING YARD MAINTENANCE CONSTRUCTION DUMP TRUCK BOBCAT SERVICE HOME RENOVATIONS IMPERIAL DRYWALL

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

CALL NOW FOR FREE ESTIMATE 250.801.5335

PAINT & REPAIR BLAIS PAINTING

It’s Spring

• Yard & Property Maintenance • Residential & Commercial • Power Raking • Aeration • Fertilizing • Clean-up • Free Quotes Call Jason@250-808-0624

HANDYMAN SERVICE

Pierre Blais

Residential, Commercial, Interior, Exterior Painting& Custom Ceilings

(250) 801-1439

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

250-808-0136

DCR CONTRACTING New Construction & Renos

• Garages • Flooring • Driveways • Concrete • Decks • Retaining • Finishing • Patios Walls

Free Estimates

250.862.1746

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

CHUCK 250-870-1138 We accept “When The Big Guys Are Too Big We Deliver”

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

www.KMSupgrade.ca

Advertise your services here! Call 250-763-7114


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LARRY’S LITTLE DUMPER We haul little loads of anything, landscaping materials, & Junk to the dump Call 250-718-1114 ✔✔✔ THAT GUY & His Work Truck LTD. Junk Removal & Bin Rentals 10,15 & 20 yard Bins. We haul EVERYTHING

Home or Jobsite, Renovations Cheapest rates in the Valley www.thatguysworktruck.com

250-575-5383 BOB’S ONE TON. Clean-up, 25yrs satisfied customers. 765-2789, 861-0303 pgr DIGGINOLES N SHIFTINSTUFF. Pickup & delivery service. Rubbish & recycling removed. Landscape, building supplies & Hay delivered, small equipment transferred. 1ton pickup, 14ft Dump trailer & 20ft Flat bed trailer. Yes we work weekends!! For quality work at reasonable rates, phone Ian 250-864-2339 MINIBINS.COM - DUMPSTER RENTAL Disposal bins of all sizes 5yards to 20yards. 250862-8310 www.minibins.com SAND, Gravel, Top Soil, Manure, Bark Mulch, Loads to the Dump, Sm. Loads 1-2yrds., Landscaping Clean-ups, 250448-0310 or 250-801-0211 SMALL Hauls. Truck for hire. Rubbish, Small Moves, Boat Hauling 250-864-0696 Reza

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

Stucco/Siding ABSOLUTELY the best quality for all your stucco needs. Superior Stucco Ltd is your call. For free est call Fred, 250-212-4005 J.P. Stucco. Int/Ext. Acrylic, Plaster, specialize in Venetian Stucco. Call Joe 859-7026

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

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

Tree Services

Feed & Hay

Free Items

Furniture

Jewels, Furs

Misc. for Sale

Misc. Wanted

Hay for sale, grass alfalfa mix, Call 250-546-9879 *HAY SALES GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763. Mcleery Ranch Hay Sales, grass & alfalfa grass, squares $7, 1st & 3rd cut haulage for cows, sheep & goats. (250)546-0420, 250-309-1470 Screen top soil. $24.00 a yard. 250-547-6600.

MATCHING couch & loveseat. Beige in color. Excellent cond. Call 250-868-8969 WE Will recycle for free BBQ’s, Rad’s, Alum. windows, Copper wire, Batteries. Save Ad. 250-717-0581

DOUBLE glass door- cooler by True Manufacturing. 2 years old. Good condition. Asking $1000. 250-878-7131. NEW 3-pc Sectional Sofa w/ottoman, In orig. pkg. Worth $1499, Must Sell $899 250550-6647 can deliver

1.2K Ladies solitaire S1 clarity diamond ring and matching band. Appraised at $13,250. 1yr old. Must sell. $6800 obo. 250-769-9091

DO YOU NEED LARGE AMOUNTS OF FREE FILL? no trucking charge 250-307-3839 Dacron Enterprises LTD. OFFICE Desk- Cherry; colored, bow front work station with file pedestal, hutch, 30” wide file cabinet, and high back leather chair. Exc cond. Asking $550. 250-878-7131.

X-ACTO knife blades, 100 blade pack, $10. 28 packs available. Purchase all for $250. Drop by the Captial News at 2495 Enterprise Way. 8-5 Mon-Fri.

Livestock OKANAGAN BREEDERS SHOWCASE & EQUINE AFFAIR April 10 & 11, 10-5 pm, Armstrong Fairgrounds. Free Admission, Stallion Showcase, Trade Show & Tack Sale. Horsemanship/ riding demos by Doug Mills, Janice & Daena Jarvis; Prix St. George dressage by Tina Schoenbach; Trailering demos by Kevan Garecki & Trish Craig, Horse & Hound Massage demo. Lectures from Helen Amanda Russell, Dr. Britt Mills, Deep Creek Veterinary; Nutrition with ProForm/Viterra. Food concession onsite. www.okbreedersgroup.com or Nancy 250-546-9922

Pets Affordable MINPIN-YORKE pups, 8wks old, vet checked, 1st shots, dewormed, etc. Black & tan, $350. Phone 250545-3367, 250-550-4597 AMERICAN Blue Nose Pit Bulls, both parents UKC registered, puppies c/w UKC registration forms, 3girls, 1boy left. $1000. 250-486-0486 W-Bank Border Collie Cross puppies, 10 weeks, great family/farm pet, $350. 250-260-2627 Chi hua hua, 1 male, $450, new litter March 20, orders accepted, (250)492-7775 Dacshund/chi hua hua cross, $550 male, $600 female, 8wks old, first shots, dewormed, (778)476-4762 MALTESEPOM: F/puppy, 12 wks, dewormed & shots, $499.obo 860-8948,469-4247 St. Bernard Puppies ready to go. CKC registered. Excellent disposition. $1000, shipping available. Call 250-832-7625. Whoodles, (Soft coated, wheaton Terrier Cross small standard poodle), non-shedding, non-allergenic, family raised, intelligent & easy to train. Ready to go April 6th to good homes. Vet checked, 1st shots, $1000 (250)838-5500 Yellow Lab puppies, Ready now. 1st shots, vet checked, $500, (250)546-2194

Antiques / Vintage 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1All Exterior Hedge & Tree Service. 30% Discount on 1st Call. Excellent Ref’s. Specializing in Downsizing, trimming, bracing, pruning, sculpturing. Fully Insured. Free quotes. For guaranteed quality service call Dave 250-212-1716. ROB’S Tree Care Ltd. For all your tree care needs...Insured & Cert. WCB. 250-212-8656 STANS CHIPPING. Tree Removal & Chipping. Free Est. 808-2447. Licensed & Insured. STUMP BE GONE. Fully Insured, Stump Grinding & Exposed Root Removal, Exceptional Cleanup, Dependable Service, Free Estimates. Call 250-317-0747

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

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

Equestrian “DIAMOND H TACK”: 14th ANNUAL CONSIGNENT GARAGE SALE! One Day Only! Sat. April 17 @ 9am Sharp. consign any of your Horse, Rider and Stable Products from March 22 to April 14/10. Pick up your consignment package at 1953 Kirschner Rd. Kelowna. Phone 250-7625631

ANTIQUE 6 Burner wood cookstove, came w/areage bought, made by Dominion Co. called a Burbank circa 1945, very nice looking stove, bun warmer on top, water storage on side, asking $2800. probably worth a lot more! For more info. call Nadine 250801-3042

Farm Equipment 16HP Sears tractor w/snowblower, mower pan & dozeder blade. $975 obo. Also 5hp IH Shredder, $50. 250-764-7845 MASSEY Manure Spreader $3000. Post hole Auger w/3 bits $550. 250-712-0495 New Holland, 1032 Bale wagon, good condition, (250)4957423

Free Items 384 Small PVC Barrels, 3inches high, new still in pkg., 250861-9292 ENGINE & Transmission from ‘69 302ci Mustange engine needs rings. 250-763-5025 FREE: adjustable bed frame, call 250-862-9223 FREE: Fold away computer desk. Good condition. If you can take it away, it’s yours! 250-212-4888 FREE vehicle removal for recycling only, cars, trucks, vans. No registration, no problem. Call Larry 250-540-0303. FREE well rotted horse manure. Dilworth area. Call 250762-4600 LOST: Quad Rider gear in blk. canvas gear bag,(slicker & coat w/gloves) Postal Lk. area. 250-769-5162 REWARD!

Furniture 6PC Cherry sleigh bdrm set. Queen bed, dresser, mirror, chest, 2 night stands. New!! Still boxed. Worth $5000, Sell $1295 Can deliver. Call 250550-6647 DININGROOM table w/6 chairs & hutch $300. Light brown bdrm suite w/new Queen mattress $400. Plastic Deck Table & 6chairs $50., Single bed, steel bunk bed, white $35., Single Bed mattress & frame excellent quality $150. Solid wood desk & chair (white) $35. 250-212-4888 SKLAR Pepplar 2 loveseats, like new, brown sugar microfibre, $600./both 763-5073

Garage Sales

Heavy Duty Machinery A-STEEL Shipping Containers Super Sale On NowNew/Used/Damaged. BEST PRICES. 20,’24,’40,’45,’48,’53’.Insulated Reefer Containers 20’40’53’. CHEAP 40’ Farmers Specials all under $2,000! Semi Trailers for hiway & storage. We are Overstocked, Delivery BC & AB 1-866-528-7108 Call 24 hours.

KELOWNA Gold Brokers.com turns your unwanted gold and platinum jewelery, silver coins and silverware into cash. With 25 years buying experience in Kelowna we look forward to your call for a no obligation quote. Call Jeremy @ 250575-4363.

Misc. for Sale ACOUSTIC elec guitar, $400 obo. Steel wagon, $100. Power saw, $70. 1990 Jeep Cherokee, $1200. Other misc stuff as well. 250-860-7979

Misc. Wanted Buying OLD Native Indian Art & Artifacts: Baskets, Totem Poles, Stone Mauls, Tools, Bowls, Spoons, Boxes, Beadwork etc. In town Now! Cell (604) 377-5748 email: chadrick@nethop.net

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BRAND new 5 stage reverse osmosis water filtration system. Retail price: $795. Now: $250. Call 250-863-1544

PURCHASING DOWNSIZES & ESTATES. Cash paid for useful items. Please call me BEFORE you throw anything out! SAVE THIS AD! OKestates.ca CALS 250-860-1958

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

Sporting Goods HUNTING RIFLES for sale; Ruger M77 bolt action 7MM Rem. Mag.comes with 3x9x40 Nikon-Prostaff scope $700 OBO, Remington M700 bolt action 30-06 comes with 4x8x32 Weawer scope $400 OBO,Remington Pump shotgun 2 3/4 shels $200 OBO,Phone # 250 317-3435

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Sporting Goods

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RUSSIAN SKS’s - Top choice, from $299. 1120 RDS Ammo, $195. Shotgun + ammo specials. Guns bought & sold, Glocks. Complete Gunsmiths Services. Bluing, Powdercoating. Weber & Markin Gunsmiths. 4-1691 Powick Rd. Kel. 250-762-7575

2000 sq.ft., 2 storey 1996 home, Enderby. 3bdrm + den,3 full bath, 2 decks w/view of Enderby Cliffs. Landscaped yard, fully fenced, rv parking. 2 car garage w/220. Central air/vac,gas heat/hotwater/stove/2 f/p.Large kitchen white Ceramic tile, new laminate/carpets. $359,900.250308-9882.

$100 & Under 4 Wheel Walker, good condition, $60. 250-862-8910 BED Rail, fits under mattress, new $89.99, will sell for $50. 250-862-8910 CHERRY tree, 1/2 price. Reg, $39.95, sell for $20. Call 250807-2299 DOUBLE garage elec door opener, $50. Call 250-8616830 HEAVY Duty Wheel Barrow $100. 250-860-3067 HIDE Away chesterfield, like new cond., new upholstery, $100. 250-763-7098 PATIO tbl, glass top, lazy susan w/6 sling chairs, umbrella, $100. 250-868-8969.

$200 & Under

3245 MCIVER RD. Best Value. Immediate possession, 5 Bedroom, 3 bath home totally renovated inside. Includes an inground pool for family fun. Open House Sat. March 27 1 pm - 4 pm & Sun. March 28 11 am - 3 pm. Call 250-878-3529. DUPLEX FOR sale: 3 bdrm plus den. 2 bath, garage and double driveway. Nice neigbourhood close to schools. New wood floors, fireplace. No strata fees, great neighbors. Fenced yard, decks at back as well as front. All appls also incl $330,000 obo. Call to view Kim or Dan 250-868-4980 or e-mail dkboth@hotmail.com OPEN HOUSE Sunday 12-3pm

COMPUTER System, WIN XP, Internet ready, excellent condition, $200. 869-2363 Kel

$300 & Under CENTRAL Vacuum w/attachments, $299. Will install. 250762-3468, 250-869-2947 COMPUTER LAPTOP, WIN XP, internet, excellent condition, $300. 250-869-2363 (Kel) SANYO 30” WdScrn HDTV. Integrated dig tuner w/remote & man., $225. 250-768-7229

$400 & Under 1950’s style diningrm table w/4chairs & buffet. $350 obo. Call 250-766-4532 4 Tires, summers w/aluminum rims fit Honda Accord, 205R15, $400.all 862-2503

$500 & Under 1 Set Washer & Dryer, serviced by Lic. Techs, $475. 250-868-1934

Acreage for Sale 10 acres and 2 residences allowed. Beautiful view of downtown Kelowna and lake. Newly created and only 5 miles to downtown. Has drilled well. $649,000 and trades considered. On Petterson Rd. Call Will Loudoun, 470-1144 Realty Executives Kelowna 13.9 tree’d acres. Mins from Arrow Lake. Offers over $99,000. 250-269-7492 FANTASTIC Opportunity to own nicely updated 4Bd. home with gorgeous valleyview on priv. 7acre property in Ellison. MLS. $775,000. Charlene Bertrand, Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty, 250-870-1870 READY to build on this 3 acres in Whitevale area, Lumby. Flat, few trees, drilled well. Gas/hydro to driveway. Price $245,000 GST. obo. 250-547-6932. SHUSWAP RIVER FRONT 11.3 acres w/shop $400,000. 1985 house on 22.5 acres $799,000. 15.9 acres $400,000. Water and services. 250-838-7660.

Luxury Townhome in Glenmore, 2Bed., 2Bth., 1410sqft., one level, dble. garage, central air, bright & sunny, showhome condition. $389,900. 78-680 Valley Rd. 250-862-3149 THINKING OF SELLING? For a confidential, no obligation, free market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-762-9446 or 250-860-1100 anytime.

Houses For Sale ******* 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 $398,000. Rutland, just listed, suite up/suite down, 5bd, 3bth, 2lndry’s. MLS Ken Dempsey, Remax. 250-717-5000 $448,000 Rutland, Just listed, 8yrs new, 4bd+den, no GST, fully finished. MLS Ken Dempsey, Remax. 250-717-5000 4BD. 2ba. Fixer Upper w/big yard, ONLY $269,900. For a Free List of Foreclosures & Fixer Uppers call Lloyd @ MacDonald Realty 215-5607 KelownaDistressSale.info BANK FORECLOSURES Free List & Pics. Realty Match www.KelownaForeclosures.org

CLEAN, Bright, 4Bd. home. New windows, new furnace & 5appls., $349,900. MLS. Charlene Bertrand Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty 250-870-1870 FREE Home Evaluation online at www.KelownaHomeval.org Reality Match. MORTGAGES LOW RATES. 5YR. 3.89% VARIABLE 1.85% Trish at 250-470-8324

Apt/Condos for Sale

Turn your unwanted items into cash by selling them in the classifieds! They may be just the thing someone else is looking for.

1BD. 4th flr. east facing, nice bldg., Rutland, cls. shops/bus etc. $137,900. 860-1447eves. 1 BDRM + den, close to all amenities. Rutland areaBarber Rd. Top floor, great view. $900/mo. 250-8682601. 2BD. 2Ba. top flr. 1265sf., Bernard Ave., new reno, best unit, quiet, no rentals, over 45, $350,000. 250-769-5928 Lux condo, level entry, 2bdr,2 bath, 2u/g stalls, f/p, granite tops,Geo thermo,Aberdeen Heights, 3211-Centennial,Vernon. Save Realty Fees. $314,000. 250-307-4840.

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NEW MLS Listing. Hot Deal @ $238,800. Gorgeous 2Bd. 2Ba. top flr. condo, w/great view, quiet loc., cls. to shopping & lake, Call Larry Slemko Realty Executives 861-5122 THINKING OF SELLING? For a confidential, no obligation, free market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-762-9446 or 250-860-1100 anytime.

OPEN HOUSE: Lake Country Apr 10/11 (1-4pm) Garage wired for 220! Mortgage Helper with a suite. $415K, 10059 Kelwin Rd. Lake Country. (250)766-9243, 250-212-3182 THINKING OF SELLING? For a confidential, no obligation, free market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-762-9446 or 250-860-1100 anytime.

Homes Wanted I BUY PROPERTIES will pay fair price with sm. down, quick closings, Call 250-801-8542


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Lots 1/2 acre lot with a view of Shuswap Lake. This is one of the last undeveloped lots in Shuswap Lake Estates, 16 km from Salmon Arm. Asking $99,900 or will make trade as downpayment on property in Kelowna. Contact Ron or Annette at 250-563-2356 or raparnell@shaw.ca for more information. KELOWNA WEST, Beat the HST. Huge serviced lot, 8600 sf. 3064 Smith Creek Rd. Partial view, build immed, $219,900 Ken 604-657-4923 Jim 604-307-3923 jimmygee@shaw.ca KIRSCHNER MOUNTAIN Large Building Lots from

$180,000.

~ Spectacular Views. Bring Your Own Builder. Close to All Amenities. 250-862-0895 www.kirschnermountain.com LUMBY: 3 view lots on new subdivision (Schunter Drive) Lot 2: $115,000 + GST. Lot 3: $120,000 + GST. Lot 4: $125,000 + GST. Call Mike 250-547-9402, 250-309-1042

Mobile Homes & Parks 20 Minutes from Orchard Park Drive by 64A

McCulloch Heights

Brand new. 3 bed. 2 bath. Over 1300sq.ft. Great room design. Concrete foundation. Sundeck. Quiet cul-de-sac space. $189,900 plus GST. Low down payment. Modern & Urban “Sierras” neighborhood. Close to downtown West Kelowna

Apt/Condo for Rent

Homes for Rent

1BD or 2bd, avail immed. Quiet, secured, updated building located in DT area. Walking dist to shopping. Cultural District, Waterfront Park, bus route. Incl FS, DW. Building amenities include beautiful landscaped courtyard, laundry room & covered secure prking. Price starts at $800. Ask about signing bonus avail for Mar/Apr. Contact Jagoda for more info at 250-762-0571 2100 Boucherie Rd., 2bd. 2ba. NEW Adult bldg., 1230sf., blinds, 5appl., gas fp, u/g prkng, pool, hottub, gym, np, ns, nkids, $1100.mo. Myles @ 306-536-7955 2BD. DT area, top flr. crner, covr’d. prkng., Avail Apr 15, $950. Keith @ 250-862-7425 2bd fully furn’d top flr, view, XL deck, UBCO Quail. 250-8591300 $1600 2 BDRM, $975 hydro, f/s, NO PETS, on Rutland Rd. South, Belgo Area, on bus route, Avail. now. 491-3345 or 869-9788 (Cell) 2BD. WESTBANK top flr, lakeview, vaulted ceilings, spacious, bright, upgraded, utils. incl’d., $1390. 250-859-1300 ATTN SENIORS: 1bd suites for lease in a secure quiet well maintained building. View of Mill Creek and beautiful backyard, close to bus, shopping, hospital & beaches. Call 250762-4160 In Madison Kelownas’ New West and best upscale downtown.1bd+den.1130sq’+500sq’ terrace. $1300. 250-869-1850 NEW Condo, Shannon Lake area, 2bd, 2bth, 6appl, granite counters, hrdwd. Avail immed. Outdoor pool & hottub. $1250 incl utils. 250-765-6829 THUNDERBIRD/EVERGREEN APTS. 435/395 Franklyn Road, Kelowna. 1 and 2 bedroom suites, 3-appliances, AC, drapes, walk-in storage, underground secure parking, hot water included, Laundry facilities on site. Close to excellent shopping, major bus routes (excellent bus service to all campuses, Orchard Park Mall & downtown), theaters, medical facilities & restaurants. Rental incentives offered to qualified applicants. Call 250-7625932 for appointment to view.

2bd house with bsmt, lrg deck, FS, new carpet, close to DT, NP, Nparties, ref’s req’d, DD, $1200. 250-860-1038 aft. 5pm 2BDRM Rutland Townhouse 1000sqft, large yard, DW, WD, FS, $900+ 6mos free cbl & int. Call 250-450-9761 2-BEDROOM 6-Appliances, Central Air, Deck, $1200 OR 3-Bedroom, 6-Appliances, Garage, Fenced For Pet, $1300. 250-860-1961 - Register Online www.cdnhomefinders.ca 3/4BDRM, Winfield area, $1550+utils. NO PETS. Avail now. Overlooks Wood Lake on East side. Close to schools. Call 250-869-9788 or 250-491-3345 3BD. 1ba Main flr, dw, ac, pets? view, quiet area, util/int &sat incl. $1650 250-807-2269 3BD, full main flr of house, Westbank, new reno’s, carpet & paint, lrg priv & fenced yard, $1195. May 1. 250-768-4383 439 KLASSEN RD - 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 1350 sq/ft. suite, huge master bedroom with walk-in closet, F/S, W/D, DW, AC, large deck, 2 car garage, no dogs, $1500/mo incl. util. Avail. May 1, 250-215-0163. 4BD. Perfect for extended family or caregiver situation. 2 sep. spaces w/2 liv. rms., 2 din. rms., 4ba’s., only 5yrs old. Nice yrd., good prkng., cls. to Apply Bowl, $1850.+ utils, ndogs, Call Doug 470-8216 AVAIL. Apr. 15, Cent. loc., 2Bd. 2Ba., ranch style Carriage Hse., 1050sf., 2car prk., lease & ref’s req’d., np, $1300. util incl., 250-300-5703, 604349-4989 AVAIL. May. 1st. Older updated, 1075sf., 2Bd., no bsmnt., lam. flrs., cent. loc., np, lease & refs. req’d., $1300. incl. utils., 250-300-5703, 604-3494989. FULL House w/bsmt. 5bdrm, 3bth, Glenmore area. $2200+ utils 250-717-3010, 469-2322 HOUSE, Condo or Mobile? Why rent when you can own? EZ Purchase Program. www.ezproperties.ca or 250869-0637. No bank qualifying. Minimum $5000 deposit. NEW 4bd executive home, 3bth, high end finishings throughout, w/lakeview in Shannon Lake. NS, NP. $3200 +utils. April 1. 250-309-1555 NEW MODULAR HOMES 1835 Westside Road South 250-317-5504 www. KelownaAffordableHomes.net RENT TO OWN Tired of renting? Get on the path to home ownership! If you have a small down payment, I have a nice home for you. Less than perfect credit OK. Call 1(866)927-7027

Commercial/ Industrial

Brand new 3 bed, 2 bath, FUNctional floor plan. Sundeck. Concrete foundation. $189,900 plus GST. Phase 3 - over 50% sold out. So act fast.

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Presentation Centre 1680 Ross Rd. West Kelowna. DBL wide, 2bd, 2bth, 1150sq’, 55+ park, #122-1880 Old Boucherie Rd, West Kelowna. $79,000. 250-452-9743 NEW MODULAR HOMES 1835 Westside Road South 250-317-5504 www. KelownaAffordableHomes.net OPEN HOUSE April 2nd & 3rd. Fri. & Sat. 11-3pm. New Home, new warranty avail in Lake Country. #83 Belaire Estates. Family, small pet welcome. Open floor plan, 2bd, 2bth. Call Bob, 250-808-4117 Reno’d 2bdrm 12x62 mobile in downtown Lumby MHP, $53,900. (250)547-9659

Townhouses $245,900. Rutland Townhome, 3bd, 2bth, gar., fnc’d yard, pet ok. AA cond. MLS Ken Dempsey, Remax. 250-717-5000 NEW MODULAR HOMES 1835 Westside Road South 250-317-5504 www. KelownaAffordableHomes.net

Apt/Condo for Rent 2BD. apartment, Spacious, close to Capri Mall, NS, NP, 1yr lease, avail March 1. $895 incl heat. 250-763-6600

1/2 - 4 acre serviced, fenced industrial lots for lease. Light, heavy or industrial use including auto wrecker & storage. 7000sq’ serviced coverall shelter for storage or workspace or build to suit. Westbank Industrial Park. 250-769-7424 2400sq’ Office/warehouse for lease. 690 McCurdy Rd. Kel. Av May 1. Rick, 250-770-0903 HWY 97N for lease 1acre of Industrial compounded yard, 250-765-3295 - 250-860-5239

Cottages / Cabins RENT or Rent-to-Own% with $20,000.downpymnt. Westside Rd/LaCasa. 2bdrm+den cottage/home Av. now. F/P, lrg deck, garage, w/d, 30mins. to Kelowna, $1500. +utils. ns/np. 250-769-0980

Duplex / 4 Plex 1BD. Lg. fnc’d., yrd., insuite w/d, all appl., refs. req’d., $800+utils Avail. now765-0609 2BD. 2 lvg.rms., 1ba, WBank, $1000.mo+dd. & hydro, ns, np, Avail. immed, 250-864-4255 2BD., Lg. fnc’d. yrd., insuite w/d, all appl., ref’s. req’d., $950.+utils Avail now765-0609 3BD. 2ba. main flr., spacious & bright, w/dbl. grge, 5appl., ac, Glenmore, 152 Wydham Cres. $1400. Avail. now. 250764-0419 & 250-317-8312

Housesitting RESPONSIBLE Housesitter avail., 5mo min. Exp’d, clean, ref’s. Kelowna 250-808-0830

Homes for Rent 1BD Cottage, f/s, w/d, Electric heat & woodstove, $750mo. 1-person. Goudie Rd., Avail. Now. 250-808-5354 2 BD 1 ba house for rent in Rutland nr shop ctr. Avail. May 1. $1100/mo. 250 764-1605 2BD. 2ba. DT Westbank 1400sf, w/d, sunrm., nice lg. fnc’d yrd, $1150. incl. sat tv., 707-0275 or 215-4871

Office/Retail 1175sq’ of grnd-flr OFFICE SPACE for lease at 2000 Enterprise Way. Avail May 1, 2010. All leaseholds complete with 6-offices, boardroom, lunchroom and reception area. Call 250-862-1210 eves 250763-3990 FOR Lease nr. Sexsmith Rd., 2nd. flr. office space, 800sf. w/5 separate offices, $1000. +tr/net per mo. 250-868-4808 HWY 97 North, 1800-2800sf’ of retail, 2100sq’ of Office/Retail for lease. Rutland area 250-765- 3295, 250-860-5239 OFFICE/RETAIL space for lease. 160 & 164 Rutland Rd North. 750 & 1200sq’. Mike for more details, 250-862-7313

Recreation EXPLORE in style! 2010 towables & motorhomes for rent from just $582/wk! Call Kelowna Truck & RV today @ 250-769-1000.

Rooms for Rent AVAIL immed. Room in home, all incl, 10min town/UBC. Must work or stdnt. NS, $379. Call 250-717-7203 CLEAN, Furn’d rms/suites, DT core. FS/WD. Utils incl. $475+ /mo. Quiet Male 250-861-5757 FURN’D. Bsmt. rm. in Rutland, incl. shared bath & w/d, cbl. int. access, ns, nd, nprtys, pref. mature adult, $500. +DD, 250-491-1075

RV Pads ACRES R.V. SITES Ask about our special: “Winter rate, all Summer”. Out of town, but, in town! Ph: (250) 765-2580

Shared Accommodation BY Mission mall, own bth, quiet, clean, incl all, furn’d or prtly furn’d. $600+DD. Call 250-862-7339 MATURE Female to share home, furn’d. lg. rm. own bath, share kit/wd. new quiet house, need vehical, nr. Airport, $550. 250-491-8177 Private bdrm semi-pri bth, quiet person, $475-$500, everything incl1-888-492-2543 ROOM for rent, FS, WD, TV, $550/mo. Call 250-212-8909

Suites, Lower 1300sq’ 2bd, 5appl, jetted tub, pool, utils & Sat incl. NS, NP. Ref’s req’d. $1100. April 1. Call 250-769-7107 1BD 1200sq’, soaker tub, lev ent., newlt reno’d, FS, DW, shr’d lndry, NS, NP, Nparty’s, mature quiet wrking person or couple. $785 utils incl. 250762-8810 aft 4pm. 1BD. $700. cls. to UBC, util. incl., Avail. now. 250-7651696, 863-9518 1BD. Bsmt. suite., Ldry, shed, patio, NS, NP, $750./mo., incl. utils. Ph: (250)862-6660 1BD bsmt suite, May 1, totally newly decorated, NS, NP. Good for sng or young cpl. $750+1/2 DD. All utils & Sat incl. Bus stop right out front. Call 250-491-8230 1BD. Lev. Entry, W/D, Clean & bright, ns, sing. person pref., $725. 250-212-1560 1BD. New Upper Miss., sat/ac, int/util/wd incl., priv. prkng/ent., ns, np, $850. Apr. 1, 764-6383 1BD. W/O Winfield, bright, spacious, share w/d, cls. UBC, quiet single, ns, np, incl. utils/int., $650. +dd & refs req’d, 250-766-4985 Avail now 1-BEDROOM 4-Appliances, Deck, $750 Including Cable, Utilities, Internet OR 2-Bedroom, 4-Appliances, $850 Including Utilities - 92 Suites On File - 250-860-1961 Register Online www.cdnhomefinders.ca 2BD, 1bth downtwn, bright, lev ent., just reno’d suite. FS, shed, shr’d lndry, NS, NP, Nparty’s. Mature quiet wrking person or couple. $895 utils incl. 250-762-8810 aft 4pm. 2BD. Avail. 1150sf., Hosp. area, lg. yrd. w/creek, 4appl., $895.+1/2 utils., 250-868-9059 2BD. Avail. May 1, 1400sf. fab. lakeview, newly reno’d., newer appl., Rutland Bench, $1150util incl., 250-215-0984 2BD, bright w/o suite, nice setting on Blk Mnt. Shr’d lndry, pet neg., $850 +some utils + DD. Apr. 1st. 250-765-8410 2BD. & bth, own lndry, sep ent, 6appl, NS, NP, Nparties. Modern 1500sq’ unit, $1300. utils incl. 250-765-4495 2BDRM Utils incl. Cls. to bus. 2mins. to UBCO. Nice & clean. $775/mo. Call 250-766-1314, 250-718-1975 WESTSIDE: 2bd, 1100sq’ w/o bsmt suite, priv ent, 2 car prking, FP, lndry, working couple pref, NP, NS, Nchildren. $875. Avail April 1. Call 250-768-1441

Antiques / Classics 1962 PONTIAC LAURENTIAN 4-dr. sedan. 350 Crate Goodwrench motor, new Rochester 4 barrel carb, dual exhaust, Indy mags. Body in exc. cond., runs well, interior needs work. Excellent car for restoration, $3,500. obo.

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Suites, Upper $1100 utils incl. Mission area. Pets welcome. 2bd, 1bth. Storage, shr’d yard. 250-762-9703 2BD. $900mo. incl. utils/cbl. shared w/d, f/s, mic, strge, view, cls. to shops. Winfield, 1 pet ok, Apr. 15, 250-7662249 2BD. Main flr., Ldry, shed, carport, patio, sm. pet ok, NS, NP, $1100.mo. (250)862-6660 2BDRM SUITE, great location, bus stop next to prop., FS, WD, $850+utils. 250-448-1940 2BD suite, avail soon, NS, NP. 2775 Dunster Rd. 250-7659471, 718-6505 AVAIL. Now or May1, 2bd. DT loc. All utils, int, lndry, nprtys, ns. $1150.Pets neg 317-6963

Townhouses 2BD Townhouse. Conveniently located in Cent. Westbank. 1 unit, completely reno’d, $975+utils. Min. 6mo. lease. NP. Call 250-763-2300 THINKING OF SELLING? For a confidential, no obligation, free market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-762-9446 or 250-860-1100 anytime.

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2002 Taurus, 4dr., 90,000ks., good shape, $6000. 250-7634262 2005 Nissan Centra, 4cyl auto, AC, PW, PL, only 125k, reduced, $7395. 250-863-3100 2007 Pearl White Suzuki VS 800. Asking $6500. Like new. 250-765-2878 2007 Toyota Camry, only 11,550kms, cleared from all recalls, still has warrenty, 2.4L fuel inj., 158hp, 4dr, 5spd auto, loaded. Paid $34,000, asking $23,000 obo. Call 250769-7849 2008 Pontiac Torrent: Full load, automatic, Podium Edition, 31631km. To arrange for viewing please call Asscoiated bailiffs at 250-860-3132 2 Medical Scooters, 1 Pacesaver, $900 3whl. 1 sml Go Go Pride. Fits in back of minivan, great for malls. $700. 250-860-3112

1995 TERRY Travel Trailer 19ft- Sleeps 4, GVW 2006kg, Tongue Load 163kg, Awning, Electric brakes, AC unit, Bath (shower/toilet/sink), 2 Deep Cycle batteries, 3 Burner stove w/ oven, 2 propane tanks, Double kitchen sink, Gas hot water heater, Hydroflame gas furnace, Separate Dometic Fridge and Freezer (gas/110v) Non-smokers, Clean, excellent condition,, Call Michael or Karla @ 250-768-3281 email: warktrek@live.ca 2000 22’ Travelaire Rustler lite, fully equipped, very clean, front bdrm, many extras, asking $9,000. 250-768-6640 2005 GULFSTREAM Cresendo 36ft, CAT Diesel Pusher, Freightliner chassis, 31,600 miles, Diesel Gen, washer and dryer, air ducted, 2 slides. All the extras. No smoking. No GST or HST. $95000 OBO Pt Cruiser Tow car available 2006 Class A Motorhome, 37ft Commander by Triple E, 8L workhouse, Allison trans, 3 slides, dual air, used very little, 5700kms, $98,500 (250)4949683, dnrite1@telus.net 2007 Montana 3400 RL 5th wheel, fully loaded, incl lrg kit., FP, onboard 3600 wa Onan gen. Unit is in exc cond. 2008 Ford F350 crew cab, King Ranch, 1 ton dually, diesel, fully loaded and then some, only 44,000kms. Will sell 5th wheel sep. To view pls call 250-8696594 2009 5th Wheel, 24.5ft, 2 slides, 2yr warranty, $26,500, (250)276-9360 21.5’ Okanagan 5th Wheel, in good cond, must sell, incl a/c, recent roof sealing. Asking $3500 (250)545-5530

Cars - Sports & Imports 1996 HONDA CIVIC DX Coupe 5 spd std. Purchased last year for $6,000 & another $2,000 invested. $4500 OBO. New headlights (almost $800) with 3m protection film. Professional tinting . Meticulously maintained. Used as a towed vehicle for our motorhome. Would consider trade for good boat/motor & trailer. 250 7665583. mcgiveral@hotmail.com 1997 Lexus ES300, 4dr Sedan, 286,000 highway kms, 2nd owner, professionally serviced since new and loaded. Heated leather seats, sunroof, 6 CD, power everything, never smoked in, new tires. In great shape. Have new one, must sell this one. $6800. obo.250542-5705 or 250-306-0274 cell. If no answer please leave message. 1997 Silver Porsche Boxster. 86,000 miles. Asking $16,900. Call 250-765-2878 2004 Subaru 2.5 TS Impreza Wagon, auto, AWD, air, 39,000ks., Senior driven, VG cond., 5mos. remain on warranty, $11,500. Don 860-2566 2005 Acura EL, silver, 4dr, sunroof, heated leather seats, climate control, 53,000kms, incl.winter tires on rims, manual, all serviced at Acura. $14,000. 250-309-4920. 2005 Mazda 3, 4dr, 5spd, loaded, includes sunroof, 70,000kms, ex cond. $9,500. 250-545-8502. 2006 MAZDA 6 Sport GT 5door. 215hp V6, Triptonic 6 spd auto w/od. Air, cruise, keyless entry, power everything incl sunroof, heated mirrors, cd player. Only 58,000km. $15,900 obo. 250-763-1595

Motorcycles 1982 Honda 110 Trail, excl cond., $1300 obo. Call 250769-1524 2008 Blk Harley Davidson Night Train, over $10,000 upgrades, like new, $22,800. Call 250-863-9969 LEARN to ride from the most experienced instructors in the BC interior. Small class size; courses start every two weeks. Use our bike for the road test at no extra charge. www.vtwinokanagan.ca or 250-764-7075

Recreational/Sale OUR CARS LAST! ‘03 PT Cruiser, metalic red, fully loaded, Special Edition, leather, sun roof, low kms, $5500. Call Jennifer, 250-2150889 1969 Firebird conv., complete drive train, rebuilt & much more. Could use some body, top + interior work. $17,500. Txt msg 250-864-4579 1991 red Acura Integra, 299k, $1700 obo. 250-765-2878 1992 Buick Skylark Sport, 3spd, auto, 135K, new batt & tires. $1800. 250-860-3112 1998 Audi A4 quattro, V6, 5spd, $4700 obo. 250-3071215. 1998 Pontiac Firebird Conv. only 69,000K, make an offer. Call (250)549-6897 2000 Chev Cavalier Z24, 118,000kms, c/w winters, PL, PW, 5spd, sunroof. $3200. 250-938-1107. 2000 Pontiac Sunfire, 2dr., 4cyl, 5spd., ac, cd, 190ks., ex. cond., $1975.obo, 878-0942

1977 DODGE CamperVan good shape, 3wfridge stove oven sleeps 3-4 $2900. 250-868-1019 1979 GMC Motorhome “C” class, rebuilt motor, great shape, $5500. 250-765-7017 1985 Class C 25’ Empress MH, exc.cond. lots of extras, sleeps 6, Asking $12,700 obo. View online @ Kijiji & Castanet 250-545-2015, 250-307-4899. 1988 Citation Supreme, Class C, DUAL FUEL, all options, vg cond, Gen.set, (250)546-9691 1988 Vangaurd MH. 350 Ford chassis. Only 46,000kms. New fridge, starter & tires, canopy, dual air, power plant. Very clean, sleeps 6. 14mpg on hwy. 250-860-4102. $14,000 1993 Dodge Ram Van 350, 167kms., fully loaded, camperized, new tires, 250-768-9648 1997 Terry 5th wheel, sm. slide, air, solar panels, bsmt. model, storage, sep. shwer, 24.5’, $7,800. 250-769-5928 1998 Topaz 5th wheel, 29.5’, large slide, excl cond., micro, furnace, queen size bed. $13,500. 778-478-1890

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Sport Utility Vehicle 2002 Chevy Suburban, Z71, automatic, 8cyl, 4x4, with tow pkg, silver with beige/leather interior, air, cruise, cd, stereo & movie player, p/w, Onstar, new battery, newer brakes, 175,000kms, $14,900 OBO. Priced to sell. (250)542-5032

Trucks & Vans 1997 Ford F250, 4x4, ex. cab, longbox, matching canopy, 5.8L, 3spd. auto, 176k’’s, $7500. obo. 250-470-1075 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 2WD, 4.7L, V8, cruise, tilt, air, 4dr, 98,000kms, $7700 obo. (250)545-7671, 250-938-6301 2002 Chev Silverado LS 1500, 4x4, ex.cab, S/B, very good cond. $8900. 250-306-5362. 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE, Stow&Go, 107kms., hitch, loaded, $11,900obo. 765-4922

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City of Vernon INVITATION TO MUNICIPAL COOPERATIVE TENDER #FLT-10-06 (A-G) 2010 FLEET VEHICLES Tenders with the words “FLT-10-06 (A-G) - 2010 Fleet Vehicles” marked on the sealed envelope will be received at the office of the Purchasing Agent, 1900 – 48 Ave., Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Y7, up to closing time of 2:00 p.m., local time, Friday, April 16, 2010 for the following: To supply and deliver the following vehicles to the City of Vernon and District of West Kelowna under a co-operative agreement (5) Compact Extended Cab Four Wheel Drive Pickups (3) Compact Extended Cab Two Wheel Drive Pickups (1) ¾ Ton Regular Cab Four Wheel Drive Pickup (2) ¾Ton Extended Cab Four Wheel Drive Pickups (1) ½ Ton Extended Cab Four Wheel Drive Pickup (2) Compact Cargo Vans (3) Compact 4 Door SUV Further information, specifications and Tender Forms may be obtained from www.vernon.ca, www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca, or the office of the Purchasing Agent between the hours of 8:00 - 4:00 Monday to Friday. The participants reserve the right to reject any or all Tenders at any time, or to accept the Tender it deems most favourable in the interest of each participant. The lowest or any Tender will not necessarily be accepted.

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NOTICE OF AGM Wednesday, April 14, 2010 @ 8 p.m. The ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the Landowners in the Glenmore-Ellison Improvement District will be held on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 2010 @ 8:00 p.m. at the District office at 445 Glenmore Road. Copies of the 2009 Financial Statements will be available after April 7, 2010 at the office as well as the General Meeting. One trustee term expires this year. Nomination forms for this position are available at the Office or at the Annual General Meeting. Nominations will be accepted at the AGM or at the District office no later than April 15, 2010 at 3:30 p.m. The Election, if necessary, will be held on May 6, 2010 and the Advance Poll on April 29 , 2010

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City of Vernon INVITATION TO TENDER Contract: 34th STREET UPGRADE - 2010 Reference No.: ENG-10-26 The Owner invites tenders for: Construction of approximately 300m of roads, water, sanitary, storm and street light upgrades on 34th Street in the Vernon downtown area.

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The Corporation of the City of Vernon, Operations Yard Office, 1900 – 48th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 8Y7 Funding for this project is provided by the Canada – British Columbia Building Canada Fund Communities Component (BCF-CC). For more information please contact: Mr. Rob Fortuin, Focus Corporation 250-980-5502

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CUISINE from Jude’s kitchen one-pot meals Family meals that are quick and simple, tasty and colourful, yet full of nutrition are like bars of pure gold to the home cook. There’s no time to gild the lily and often it wouldn’t be appreciated anyway. That doesn’t mean you need to skimp on flavour, though. These two recipes are absolutely delicious, incorporate a healthy variety of vegetables and require little cleanup at the end. Both chicken and pork are among the most reasonably-priced meats available right now in the grocery store and they can be nice and lean as well, if that’s a priority for you. There are no fancy ingredients in any of these. Dried rosemary can be substituted for fresh. Just use about half the amount of dried to fresh herbs called for because their flavour is more intense. If it would help in your schedule, prepare everything to make these dishes the day or night before, so you just have to cook them up after work the day you want to serve them. That’s how restaurant chefs stay sane. They, or their sous chefs, prepare ingredients well ahead of time, assembling and doing the final cooking at the last minute. Congratulations, by the way, to the B.C. Restaurant and Foodservices Association for another successful Taste of Kelowna last weekend. I was amazed by some of the really top quality dishes served by our local establishments. Some of my favourite main dishes were the wild boar, apricot and pistachio pate from the Wild Apple Grill; the braised veal cheek from Hanna’s; the butter chicken and the crab cakes from the Delta Grand; the maple glazed citrus salmon and cucumber skewers from Bliss Bakery; the hazelnut-crusted scallop with pork belly risotto from the Vintage Room; and the chicken tikka from Poppadums—and not necessarily in that order. By the way, I’m collecting some of my favourite recipes from the past 12 years for a book to be published by the Okanagan Institute this fall. You can reserve a copy on my website at: www.judiesteeves.com

Pork with Onions & Celery This is a very tasty, quick way to cook pork with vegetables, all in one pan, to serve over rice or pasta. 1 lb. (454 g) boneless pork 1 onion 4 celery stalks 1 garlic clove 1 1/2 c. (398 ml) plum tomatoes 1 orange 1 tbsp. (15 ml) fresh rosemary salt and pepper to taste 1 tbsp. (15 ml) fresh parsley Cube boneless pork, chop onion, celery and tomatoes and mince garlic. Zest one orange and mince the peel.

Mince fresh rosemary and parsley. Drizzle a little oil or melt a pat of butter in a deep frypan or a Dutch oven and very briefly brown the pork. Remove and add another drizzle of oil, then the onions, stirring over medium heat until softened. Add the celery, garlic, tomatoes and juice, orange zest, rosemary, a little salt and pepper and return the pork to the pan. Bring to bubbling, then simmer on very low heat for 15 minutes or so, partially covered. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve over rice or pasta. Serves 4.

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Chicken with Lemon & Garlic If you can use fresh-picked lemons, their sweet juice takes this dish to a new level. (I created this dish in California using really fresh lemons, but they don’t grow here.) If not, you may wish to use less lemon juice and more chicken stock, so there’s no bitterness. 2 onions 1 tbsp. (15 ml) minced garlic 10 or 12 chicken thighs 2-3 lemons, zested 4 carrots 4 celery stalks 2 to 4 zucchini 1 c. (250 ml) lemon juice 1 c. (250 ml) chicken stock 1 tbsp. (15 ml) fresh rosemary 2 tbsp. (30 ml) cornstarch 2 tbsp. (30 ml) cold water salt and pepper, to taste Pre-heat oven to 350 C. Skin chicken parts. Dice onion and zucchini and slice carrots and celery. Mince fresh garlic. Zest lemons and mince the zest.

Blend cornstarch and cold water in a small bowl and set aside. Drizzle a little oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat and soften the onion chunks. Add minced garlic and stir, then remove while you brown the chicken parts. Return softened onion and garlic, along with the lemon zest, carrots and celery to the Dutch oven with the chicken parts. Juice the lemons over it all, add chicken stock and bring it to bubbling, then add minced rosemary. Cover and put in the oven to cook until the chicken is nearly tender, about 30 minutes. Add the zucchini and cook for 15 minutes more. (All that could also be done on the lowest heat on top of the stove). Remove the chicken parts and bring the vegetables and liquid to bubbling. Add the re-combined cornstarch mixture and whisk in, stirring until the sauce has thickened and become translucent. Pour over the chicken or return the pieces to the sauce and serve it from the Dutch oven. Serve over rice or pasta. Serves 4-6.

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▼ PLANNING

OCP 130 pages and counting Jason Luciw STAFF REPORTER

“We’re working on it. Be patient with us.” That’s the message West Kelowna planning manager Nancy Henderson wants to get out to residents and developers who are waiting to see a final draft of the municipality’s Official Community Plan––the blueprint for West Kelowna growth for the next three to five years. The process started more than a year ago and it may take a few more months before it is finally adopted. Planning staff spent more than three hours walking council through half of the latest draft document during a meeting this week, with another workshop now needing to be scheduled sometime in April. At more than 130 pages, detailed maps included, the plan continues to evolve, as council gives staff the feedback needed to bring the hefty document to its final draft stage, at which point it can finally go to first and second reading and then go to public hearing en route to final adoption. Firm dates have not been provided yet for any of those benchmark events. However, Henderson said the public can look at the latest draft of the document on the District of West Kelowna website under the Your Say link. The document presents several new concepts, building on a document the Central Okanagan Regional District completed in 2005, when it governed the area known then as the Westside electoral area.

The West Kelowna plan proposes that the densest growth occur in areas now being identified as the Westbank and Boucherie Centres, along Highway 97 between Hebert and Gellatly Roads and Westlake Road and Daimler Drive. Building heights of six to 12 storeys are proposed, with the taller buildings being granted to developers who give the most amenities back to the community. Also proposed are two community gateway zones in the vicinity of the old Paynter’s Market in the south and the Friend’s Pub area in the north. These zones are to have an “attractive built form,” be welcoming, offer directional signage and create positive first and last impressions upon entering and exiting the community. Also proposed is a massive “rural reserve” or “urban containment” area, consisting of all the undeveloped Crown land surrounding the municipality, recognizing forested lands that should not be developed. Also new are neighbourhood centres, which propose a type of light commercial zone for corner stores and video stores, like those businesses that currently exist on Shannon Lake Road and Rosemeadow Drive. The centres aim to reduce the number of trips residents need to make for day-to-day needs, in between bigger shopping trips to major commercial centres. Mayor Doug Findlater said he’d like the community plan to state See OCP C4

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EASTER EGGS…Lisa Siavashi and her daughters, Sheyda, 4, and Aryana, 2, decorate Easter eggs at the seventh annual Eas-

ter Eggstravaganza at Mount Boucherie Secondary School last Saturday. The sold-out event drew 60 kids, plus their parents and grandparents, for games, constructing bunny ears and an Easter egg hunt.

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Mayor defends Menu Road investigation Jason Luciw STAFF REPORTER

Municipal employees deserve credit for their transparency as they investigate the possible opening of Menu or McCallum Road, says West Kelowna Mayor Doug Findlater. The mayor, chief administrative officer Jason Johnson and director of engineering Gary O’Rourke found themselves in the middle of a tough crowd, dealing with the hot-button road issue on Tuesday evening, during what was supposed to be an address to the Lake-

view Heights Community Association’s annual general meeting. Instead of delivering a state of the municipality speech to the association, Findlater, Johnson and O’Rourke found they needed to explain the municipality’s position on the road issue to about 120 residents, most there to get answers on the one subject. “I certainly acknowledged their anger and concerns,” said Findlater. The mayor explained he didn’t have all the emotional history on the project going into Tuesday night’s meeting.

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Ugly backcountry side of West Kelowna exposed Jason Luciw STAFF REPORTER

While West Kelowna offers beautiful and bountiful backcountry recreational opportunities, it seems a few bad apples are out to ruin the experience for the rest of the bunch by trashing the woods around the Westside. Fortunately, the Peachland Sportsmen’s Association is prepared to do something about illegal dumping and irresponsible recreationalists, hoping their actions will set a good example that ne’er-do-wells can pick up on. Gerry Kneller, John Hannah and a handful of other club members started this year’s backcountry

cleanup efforts on Thursday morning at an informal shooting practice site past the end of Turnbull Road in Upper Glenrosa. The makeshift shooting range was littered with broken skeet shooting discs, shotgun shells and everything from toilet seats and keyboards to old electric stoves that were being used for target practice. “It would have taken the guys 10 minutes to clean all this up. We don’t mind them shooting, but clean up after yourselves,” Kneller said. “Instead they are sending a bad message to others who come through this area after them, hiking, riding horseback or

using all terrain vehicles. This is Crown land and if the government saw the way this was being treated they might try to shut it down and that’s no good for those of us who want to keep using these areas.” This isn’t the first time the club has done these goodwill cleanups on Crown land incidentally. “We did some work farther up on Jackpine (forest road) last year and we were up in the Trepanier Creek area last summer.” Too many backcountry users are getting into the bad habit of leaving their garbage behind, said Kneller. “Pretty much wherever you go now you find stuff left on these

side roads up in the bush. These people have to remember that this is our backyard too. So, we hope to set a bit of an example for some of these people by doing this cleanup.” But it’s not just those irresponsible backcountry users who are to blame, said Kneller. Westsidehomeowners and tenants seem to be making more and more trips into remote areas to secretly dump their yard and household waste, he said, noting a spot off Glenrosa Road along the banks of Law Creek that was particularly bad. “I just feel like I could give someone a black-eye when I see stuff like that lying around.” In addition to house-

hold waste, people have dropped off old fiberglass boats, outboard motors and old cars. “It just amazes me what I find in the woods and the lengths people go to, to save from spending six dollars to drop this stuff off at the dump. Yet some of them are probably spending $15 or $20 in fuel by taking their trucks and going way out to dump this stuff.” Kneller said on occasion he’s chased people up Glenrosa Road to ask them where they’re going with their truckloads of garbage, telling them to turn around or he’d call the police. jluciw@kelownacapnews.com

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et on the millionaire winery owner because it would be foolish and quite costly to do otherwise. Mark Anthony Brands founder and Mission Hill Family Estate proprietor Anthony von Mandl is gambling that he can put his West Kelowna winery on the map as a world-class facility, on equal footing with renowned destinations in California, France, Italy and Spain. To that end, he plans to pour millions more dollars into another expansion at his winery, the second major undertaking since he bet it all, against great odds, on Okanagan winemaking and created Mission Hill in 1981. Last time around, the expansion included the iconic bell tower, expanded wine tasting and gift shop facilities, a terrace restaurant

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Jason Luciw and stunning architecture designed to maximize breath-taking vistas of Okanagan Lake. This time around a boutique hotel, wellness centre, convention facilities, art gallery, restaurant, cottages and artisan residences are in the cards as von Mandl looks to draw Fortune 500 CEOs, the social elite and perhaps even an A-list celebrity or two. This project would be a windfall for the District of West Kelowna and its taxpayers, filling municipal coffers with millions in development cost charges and additional taxes in

the years ahead. Mission Hill is already West Kelowna’s biggest single taxpayer incidentally, and arguably one of the most successful companies in town. The expansion would only add to that status, bringing the prospect of another $10 million in estimated spinoffs in tourism, trade and construction jobs per year. However, massive expansion comes with its pitfalls and in this case the biggest drawback is traffic. Certainly it is an issue worth addressing given West Kelowna’s development history. Somewhere along the way, someone decided, flying in the face of sustainability and carbon emissions reduction, that it was better to put dense development atop hills, forcing maximum traffic through singlefamily neighbourhoods

below. Mission Hill residents could soon find themselves in such a situation and that’s causing rumblings and murmurs of discontent to bubble up to the surface. Homeowners living specifically along Mission Hill Road, Vineyard Drive and Ridge Boulevard, now face the prospect of 10 to 16 years of onagain, off-again construction traffic plus an abundance of visitor vehicles every year beyond that. Given the situation, they have every right to ask von Mandl how he plans to mitigate issues like speeding, dangers and noise from traffic. Some residents argue that von Mandl is creating a completely new business with all the added amenities and he should fork out for a new access. They propose a steep road, going through West-

bank First Nation land, extending up from East Boundary Road to carry heavy truck traffic to the winery. “If you can go to the moon you can build the road,” is the attitude. However, building such a road is “not technically possible,” if not for the terrain then for the unlikelihood of freeing up the Westbank First Nation land needed to make it happen. Residents say if council grants von Mandl his rezoning, making way for the expansion without resolving access issues, then council deserves to be voted out. Don’t bet on it. Instead, bet on von Mandl getting his rezoning with little resistance and council’s fortunes improving exponentially. Bet on von Mandl promising traffic calming measures and limits

on construction traffic instead of a new access. “I don’t want to impact access to the winery. We need to have this (expansion) happen almost invisibly,” von Mandl said at a recent gathering. Also bet on any residents easing up their attitudes considerably, when the reality of the alternative to winery expansion sinks in. Any other developer might call residents’ bluff about now and build 156 townhomes and 127 single-family houses, which are permitted under the current zoning on the property that von Mandl wants to use to expand his winery. The blasting to build those homes, the construction traffic and the increased residential traffic that would result from that would be enough to turn the neighbourhood upside down. And it could

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weren’t supposed to talk about money, and I couldn’t figure out how I was supposed to learn how to manage something that I wasn’t allowed to talk about. Later in life when I started to attend church on a regular basis, my financial upbringing reared its ugly head once more – this time when the issue came up around tithing. My atheist mother always saw tithing as a way the church manipulated you out of money. It was as though she aligned it with some kind of organized theft. And given what occurred in the history of

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per cent of that away. Every day I paid close attention to even the tiniest amounts of money that came in. Sometimes I found a dime. Other times a friend would unexpectedly buy me lunch. Maybe my income tax cheque was bigger than I expected. With my eyes open to what I was already receiving, I was able to release my grip and start to give. I started to experience that the divine flow operates best when I mindfully give and receive. And it matters that I give it away with no strings attached. I release that energy back, know-

ing, in turn, the universe provides to me. The taboo about money talk is deep in my consciousness. It’s still uncomfortable for me to talk about, but I’m loosening up my thinking and starting to see that just like everything else, what I focus on grows. And I’m choosing to focus on abundance.

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that pubs are not a recommended use for these smaller neighbourhood centres. The official community plan also frowns on what it considers “invasive” hillside development, proposing no building be permitted on slopes of more than 30 per cent. Limited development would be allowed on slopes between 20 and 30 per cent and cluster development would be en-

couraged so houses were grouped amongst more green space. The community plan has also made a point of limiting development around the municipality’s largest employer, Gorman Bros. Lumber, recognizing that additional building in the vicinity of the mill should be industrial in nature and complimentary to the existing wood processing plant. The community plan also suggests the municipality should focus more

on creation of business parks to attract green companies, high tech industries and laboratories. And the plan encourages the creation of agricultural precincts where farmers’ markets, farm gate markets and other agritourism opportunities would be encouraged and promoted. The community plan is expected to be revisited again in another three to five years and even after this version of the plan is completed it is expected

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s it important to be truthful when filling out an insurance application? The quick answer to that is: “Well, of course. In fact, it’s important to be truthful all the time.” As much as we would like everyone to think that way, the reality is that we learn very early that truthfulness is more important at some times than at others. It’s about consequences, risk and return. If there is no punishment for taking cookies from the cookie jar, cookies will disappear. It’s not until much later, if at all, that we might resolve to be truthful just for the sake of it. Some people think that the consequence of

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Paul Hergott being untruthful when applying for insurance is that an insurance company might see through it and not issue the policy. Either that, or it will find out at some point and cancel the policy. Those people think that being untruthful when applying for insurance is without consequences if you are given a policy and it is not cancelled. That’s a dangerous

way to think. Getting the insurance policy is sort of like getting the lid to the cookie jar open. The policy isn’t the cookie. Heck, you have to pay a premium for the policy. What kind of cookie is that? The company doesn’t do any independent investigation to ensure you have been truthful in your application, at least not at that point. It sits back and collects premiums month after month, year after year. It’s not until there is a loss that the company will investigate—and investigate it will. If you were untruthful in your application,

even if it was 20 years ago as can be the case with a life or disability insurance policy, I can almost guarantee you (or the family you leave behind) will never see that cookie. The law says that when you apply for insurance, you owe the insurance company a duty of good faith. Obvoiusly, that means you must be truthful with your application. If you fail to do so, it won’t matter how many years the insurance company collected your premiums. Your claim will be denied. It won’t matter that you were untruthful about something completely unrelated to the loss, i.e. you failed to disclose that you

are a smoker but you are disabled in a car crash, for example. Perhaps that’s justice. After all, you were the untruthful one. A difficulty I have with that, though, is that it is not common knowledge how critical it is to be absolutely truthful with your insurance application. Going back to the cookie jar analogy, it’s like the cookie jar is left sitting out there, easily accessible, without the warning that there are very serious consequences if you attempt to take a cookie. Then there’s the fact that this results in insurance companies lining their pockets even more.

I expect an unfortunately large number of people are not entirely truthful when they apply for insurance. The way insurance works is that a large number of people purchase policies to protect them from huge losses arising from unlikely events, like a house burning down. The companies collects all those premiums, knowing there’s a lack of complete honesty and knowing they won’t have to pay out on those policies. From the insurance company’s perspective, the more people who are not perfectly honest in their applications, the better. My hope is that by

sharing the critical importance of being totally up front and honest when applying for insurance, such injustice will be avoided, regardless of how you look at it. It also goes back to the initial point though, which, the more time I spend on this earth the more it rings true—it’s important to be truthful all the time. This column is intended to provide general information about injury claims. It is not a substitute for retaining a lawyer to provide legal advice specifically pertaining to your case. Paul Hergott is a lawyer at Hergott Law in West Kelowna. paul@hlaw.ca

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ICBC responds to columnist’s concern about avoiding lawyers To the editor: Re: Court Case Highlights Move To Keep Lawyer Away From Injured, Capital News, page C5, March 19 Our top concerns at ICBC are to treat every customer fairly and to respect their privacy. These are absolutes by which we run our business. We will always try to stay away from com-

menting on any of our customers’ claims publicly. This is true for the simplest of claims involving one vehicle to multiple vehicle crashes involving injuries or worse. Given this, we will not respond directly to the case highlighted by Mr. Hergott. However, we can certainly lay out a few facts about ICBC for both your readers and Mr. Hergott:

• We have an excellent rapport with the vast majority of lawyers in B.C. In 2009, we settled approximately three per cent more represented claims than in 2008. • The vast majority of injury claims are settled with us. Less than one per

thank our customers for driving safely and helping us to control claims costs. We are committed to making fair and reasonable settlement offers. Our staff is experienced, well-trained, courteous and professional in dealing with thousands

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cent reach trial. • Further, to answer Mr. Hergott’s question about our 2009 financial performance, this was reflective of a strong performance from our investment portfolio and a continued drop in claims frequency. For the latter, we

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ardly anyone I talked to this week had seen the headline. It read: 700 Jobs! Do you know why they hadn’t seen it? It was because hardly any national newspapers carried it on their front pages. Was it not good news? I did find it buried on page 49 in a newspaper from one of Canada’s largest cities and there it was in the financial section of another big paper. Regular readers of this column know that I have an ongoing frustration. It’s the national media’s apparent com-

Stockwell Day mitment to maximize the negative and minimize the positive. I’m not even referring to political coverage. Perish the thought. I’m just referring to the everyday stuff that has an influence on the over-

all attitude of people in general. We all well know that if there is a loss of jobs or a plant closure somewhere, the headlines will rightly give that top billing. I fully understand the need to do that. Nobody is suggesting cramping anybody’s right to full and free expression. All I’m asking is why there is not equal billing when a plant or business announces a wad of new jobs. And that’s exactly what took place last week. GM surprised almost everyone by announcing it was starting up a whole

new line and hiring 700 people to run it. Think about it. Even the dullest of economists agree that confidence in the general public can have a major effect on the economy. Think of how levels of confidence are affected when the airwaves and cyberwaves are weighted down with dire reports, while positive news is buried. The auto industry is one of the most important bellwethers of the health and future of an economy. We all take to heart the most recent happenings in the industry. So the news of a 700-person call up is

powerful. But any potential resonating effects of that are largely lost if poorly reported. For what it’s worth, it was a great announcement and a hugely positive sign. Hopefully there will be more to come. ••• This week Canada again takes the centre of the world stage. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her counterparts will be here to address key global issues. Among other things, Canada’s foreign affairs minister will clearly stake out Canada’s sovereignty of the Arctic.

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velopment pressure in the area and staff is going to look at the options at this point. That’s it. They’re just looking at the options.” Findlater pointed out that West Kelowna staff have not made any attempts to hide the road opening issue from residents, with a letter having gone out already and a survey going around to

FrontCounter BC Kamloops has accepted applications made by Westbank First Nations in partnership with Canadian Aggregates Inc., on behalf of the Integrated Land Management Bureau (ILMB), Thompson-Okanagan Service centre and the Ministry and Minerals Division, Kamloops-South Central Region for the purpose of a sand/gravel pit situated on Provincial Crown land near Kelowna and containing 37.0 hectares more or less. The proposed applications are situated at: portions of District Lot 3542 and adjacent unsurveyed Crown land all of Osoyoos Division Yale District. The ILMB File Number that has been established for this application is 3412092 and Mines File reference is 1620848 Westcan pit. Written comments concerning the Land or Mines application should be directed to Chief Inspector Mines/Section Head Crown lands c/o FrontCounter BC, 441 Columbia St., Kamloops, BC V2C 2T3. Your written comments should quote the above file numbers. The Provincial government may not be able to consider comments received after April 30, 2010. Please visit our website to review the Lands and Mines applications http://www.arfd.gov.bc.ca/ ApplicationPosting/index.jsp Search Search by File number: insert Lands File Number for more information.

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gather feedback. On Wednesday, the mayor said he asked Johnson to post the survey online at www.districtofwestkelowna.ca to improve residents’ accessibility to the questionnaire. “We’re being proactive. We’re going out and doing this study. The road opening may never see the light of day in terms of coming to council because staff are now looking at the technical side of things and getting residents’ views. If staff feels the road opening is not feasible then we may not see anything. However, if staff finds they’d like to explore the road opening council will demand full reporting and a complete investigation.” Findlater said that if the road opening is contemplated, then residents will get another opportunity to voice their opinions at an open house that the municipality would host on the issue. jluciw@kelownacapnews.com

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WFN kicks in cash for water park The Westbank First Nation has donated $20,000 for a children’s water playground to be built in Westbank Town Centre Park. WFN Chief Robert Louie made the donation Monday to the Rotary Club of Westbank, which initiated the project two years ago. “The Rotary club has done an amazing job of coordinating and raising funds for this very worthwhile project. On behalf of the Westbank First Nation community, we are pleased and excited to have the opportunity to contribute to it”, said Louie. Westbank Rotary president Marjolein Lloyd said the project would not be possible without community fundraising support. “We are very excited about the Westbank First Nation’s involvement in this project. Their generous contribution to the water park has put us one step closer to developing

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West Kelowna once completed, she explained. “Our goal is to have the park ready for this summer. Funding for the production of the park components is now almost in place and we’re working on getting quotes and funds for the construction side of it.”

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Vernon takes BCHL Interior title once again While the Westside Warriors are already looking to secure players for next year’s B.C. Hockey League season, the fight between two if its closest rivals ended on the weekend. And once again the Vernon Vipers will represent the BCHL Interior Conference in the BCHL final series. The Vipers ousted the Penticton Vees in six games on the weekend, winning the deciding game in Penticton by a 4-1 score at the South Okanagan Events Centre. The defending Royal Bank Cup champion Vipers will now move on to play the Powell River Kings for the BCHL Championship Fred Page Cup. It’s a rematch of last year’s BCHL championship. One year ago, it was a six-game encounter that proved closer than the teams’ respective histories may have suggested.

It was the Vipers’ ninth appearance in the league finals since 1996 and Powell River’s first appearance since 1995. Fast forward a year and both teams are back in the big dance with the Vipers now playing in their 10th league championship series in the last 14 years, while the Kings will be looking to get revenge on the Vipers who beat them in six games last year. The Vipers would rattle off 11 straight wins, culminating in a Canadian Championship as they hoisted the RBC Royal Bank Cup. Now 12 months after facing off in April of 2009, the Vipers and Kings began their series Friday night in Vernon. In the regular season the Vipers and Kings split their season series with Vernon winning at home on Jan. 29 and then losing in overtime Feb. 4 on the Sunshine Coast. Vernon was first overall and Powell River fifth

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by the net during the gold-medal game against Terrace at the under-16 B.C. ringette championships in Penticton. Terrace won the game 5-3 to take the title. in the 17-team league. The BCHL champion moves to the Doyle Cup regional series against the Alberta Junior Hockey League winner. Warriors Rap…The

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Nina Heyes runners are not obese. This is due to disciplined workouts and, of course, good nutrition. If you are overweight but would like to try running, don’t count yourself out. The key to your success will be careful progressions to ensure you don’t become injured or overwhelmed. Nobody

wakes up one day, laces up their runners and runs a marathon. Even athletes who don’t necessarily run need to be careful not to over-train. If you have not exercised in a long time, have injuries or illness or are 20 pounds or more overweight, you should see your physician and obtain clearance. There are instances when running is not an appropriate form of exercise but even if this is the case, there are usually many alternatives, so don’t give up! Start small. The worst thing a new runner can do is try to go too far with-

out proper training. There are many running clubs, groups and associations that specialize in helping new joggers. Most have set weekly runs for all levels and even offer training programs. This is a great time of year to get outside and try running. Invest in good running shoes (not just pretty ones) and wear appropriate clothing. Carry a water bottle, use low music volume if you like to listen to tunes and run against traffic. My usual recommendation for new runners is to follow a 10-week walk and run program which

consists of five-minute intervals repeated six times. Initially the fiveminute intervals have 4 1/2 minutes of walking and 30 seconds of running. The next week the walk intervals are four minutes and the run intervals are one minute. The idea is that you decrease your walk intervals by 30 seconds per week and increase your jogging intervals by 30 seconds per week. In the 10th week, you will be running for the duration of the 30 minute workout. Obviously this format can be modified to

suit your needs and fitness level. Remember, you don’t need to go full tilt for the run portionsz—just break into a jog. It is perfectly acceptable to begin the program with a few added weeks of brisk walking only. All walk/runs or runs should consist of a proper warm-up (five minutes of gradual increased intensity), a cool down and stretching. This does not change regardless of fitness level. When you plan to complete a learn to run program, a good idea is to look ahead and sign up

for anorganized run you can participate in at the end of your training program. A five-kilometre walk/run would be perfect or if you prefer something more competitive look for a running association sanctioned event. Whether you decide to compete or just run for enjoyment is completely up to you. The important thing is that you will be doing something that is great for both your body and your spirit. Nina Heyes is a fitness director and certified personal trainer at BodyFit Fitness in West Kelowna.

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f the northern spotted owl is healthy, it’s a good sign that the old-growth forests where it lives are healthy. Unfortunately, the spotted owl is not doing well in British Columbia, the only place it lives in Canada. Only six of the beautiful brown-eyed birds remain here. Spotted owls live up to 17 years in the wild, but they breed slowly, mating for life and producing just one or two chicks every two years. Silent hunters with excellent vision and hearing, the owls swoop through the open canopy of old-growth forests at dusk to catch wood rats, voles, mice, and squirrels. At one time, at least 500 pairs lived in B.C.’s forests, but over the past 100 years, their habitat has been so heavily logged that the owls have been unable to survive. Spotted owls are par-

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David Suzuki ticularly vulnerable to logging because of the way they nest and hunt. The owls don’t build nests but lay eggs in trees hollowed out by age or decay. And when a forest is cleared and prey populations decline, the birds often starve. The B.C. government is belatedly trying to save the owls, with plans to capture two of the remaining males to breed with two single females in captivity. The government now has 10 owls in its breeding program and hopes to have 30 or 40 pairs so that 70 or so of the birds can be released back into

the wilderness in the next decade. Government biologists have also been killing barred owls, which compete with the spotted owls for habitat. The government has had a habitat conservation plan in place since 1997, but it was based on the premise that owl populations and habitat would be maintained only as long as those efforts did not lead to more than a 10 per cent reduction in the longterm timber supply over current levels. In 2003, the B.C. government allowed logging to proceed in six of the remaining 10 areas where spotted owls were found. More than 70 per cent of the owls’ oldgrowth habitat, ranging from northern California to southwestern B.C., has now been logged. The spotted owl is listed as an endangered species in both Canada and the United States, with only

Hiking in West Kelowna 101 Finding your way to hiking and biking trails on the Westside is now much easier, thanks to Tourism Westside’s new Westside Trails Guide. Visitor Information Centre manager Leah Thordarson said the guide was designed in response to a common request of visitors and residents coming into the building at Pamela Road and Highway 97. “One of the most frequent questions we get at the visitor centre is about our hiking trails,” said Thordarson. “In response to these numerous inquiries we thought it would be best to package our regional parks, provincial

parks and hiking trails into one concise brochure to better serve the visitor”. The 24-page guide will be added to the chest of tools local visitor information employees have at their disposal to market the area, said Thordarson. The booklet will also be distributed to visitor centres throughout the Okanagan Valley and other parts of B.C., she mentioned. Fifteen trails and parks have been highlighted in this guide ranging in length from 500 metres to more than 15 kilometres. The length, elevation gain and trailhead directions with GPS coordinates are described

in detail for each trail. The descriptions compliment basic topographical maps for the various trails. The full colour guide also describes the area’s volcanic history, geology and ecology along with interesting tidbits and traditional ecological knowledge, relating to the Westbank First Nation people. “With hiking, biking and soft adventure being one of the fastest growing sectors in tourism, this guide is sure to be a hit with tourists visiting the Okanagan,” Thordarson commented. For more information, go to www.tourismwestside.com.

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animals that share the spotted owl’s old-growth habitat in B.C.’s Lower Mainland are also at risk of disappearing, including tailed frogs, coastal marbled murrelets, northern goshawks, and fishers. We must demand that the provincial government put an end to logging in old-growth forests and allow more second-growth forests to mature if we are to ensure the survival of the spotted owl and other old-growth dependent plants and animals. We also need a provincial law to protect plants and animals in B.C. that are at risk of disappearing, such as spotted owls, orcas, and grizzly bears.

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These units are moderately priced and have their own storage areas built in. They often have bookshelves or shelves for storing items when they are lifted and set up. You wouldn’t necessarily load them up with books or breakables, as they would have to be removed prior to dropping the bed but baskets or bins with your office items in them would be a great solution. It will serve you when you are in need of the office environment and can be easily toted to another space when guests are using the office area. It can be a great way to ad-

dress form and function. Another solution that is more affordable is the “traditional” futon bed/ couch. In a local shop, which reminds me of Ikea, I found an inexpensive sofa that flips down into a double bed. With egg carton foam on it, guests are comfortable, but not overly so, if you know what I mean. Bookshelves can double as storage for guests’ items and again bins and baskets for your items can be used and taken out. Now let’s focus on the space when it is primarily used as an office. If this is a primary workspace and guest

room second, it is wise to set a special area for the office without having to move things around that are important, like documents. A bedroom will have a closet that can be converted into a desk or smart filing area. It often has bi-fold doors that can be upgraded to French doors. This allows the entire closet area to be furnished with a desk and/or storage that can be built in. A custom desk can also be built-in with a filing system attached for all those important documents. At the end of the day, the computer, important

“That’s a 317 per cent increase. That’s pretty exorbitant,” said Allastair Fergusson, North Westside Ratepayers Association vice-president. “I understand times are tough and (recycling commodity) prices are down, but we shouldn’t be hit with all of this at once.” CORD has previ-

ously indicated the increase is a result of higher costs for labour, hauling, equipment rental and tipping fees at the Kelowna landfill, where the transfer station waste is taken. Jim Edgson, North Westside director, also believes the substantial hike is a result of small, annual adjustments not

occurring since 2002. “We’ve been paying way less than we should for seven years,” he said. “That $40 did not represent reality. We would be paying significantly more if we were in an urban setting.” Edgson said he will be attempting to keep costs down and is investigating incremental in-

papers and the filing system can be locked behind the doors. This also allows guests to use the room with no worries for you. Your private matters are just that. It can be a very costeffective way to go, as you can have this area constructed out of melamine or as expensive as solid wood. It will depend on your taste and your pocketbook. These solutions can be built as quickly as in one solid weekend. Then you are ready for the next long weekend to come or summer holiday traffic that will be on their way shortly. Now your only quescreases on an annual basis to avoid large hikes in the future. While some residents may consider illegally dumping their trash in the woods to avoid the $167, they will be paying the fee whether they use the transfer station or not. In terms of CORD’s overall budget, a home assessed at $440,000 in

tion may be, who gets to use the space as an office, him or her? Well, with laptops being the strongest medium of communication through emails, Facebook and Twitter, in the storage unit you can have a secondary storage area for a second laptop, with cord holes built-in for a cleaner look instead of cords stringing all over the desk top. No need to put it off any further—time to get to work. Sallie Ritchey is an interior and exterior design consultant and owner of A Decorative Touch in West Kelowna. adecorativetouch@gmail.com

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Ivanna came to us very scared. She is shy but responds well to petting and voice encouragement. She would benefit from an ADULT ONLY home with lots of extra time and patience from her new owners. She has a calm nature and purrs lots when she is happy. Please give Ivanna a second chance, come pay her a visit.

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NICKLE ID# 195918

Nickle is friendly, loves to petted & held, gets along with cats, dogs, rabbits & other guinea pigs. He will chirp for attention and when he knows food is on the way. He needs to go to a home with another pig as they are extrememly social and humans cannot take the place of another guinea pig. Abandoned

Benny came to us with her brother Corky. The two are very affectionate & love pets and chin scratches. Benny would do well in a home with OLDER CHILDREN or an ADULT ONLY home. She is looking for her ‘forever home’ perhaps/hopefully with her brother. She is well trained and would love to meet you.

BENNY ID# 184408

Owner surrendered

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Browing is wonderful outdoor dog, so will need some training & guidance from his new owners. His health has been checked, vaccinations are up to date & he would just love to have a new family to call his own. If you would like to meet Browning, please contact our dog staff.

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Sunday, April 4, 2010

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Kelowna Cap News 4 April 2010  

The Kelowna Capital News from April 4, 2010. Find more news online at kelownacapnews.com.

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