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JULIA HARGREAVES is using her art to draw attention to efforts to protect Canada’s Boreal Forest. Her work will be part of an exhibit being assembled for the Smithsonian Institutional National Museum of Natural History in 2014.
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Last week as 70 environmental scientists joined a bid to protect 43,000-square-kilometres of the Boreal Forest in Manitoba and Ontario, West Kelowna artist Julia Hargreaves sat hunched over the acrylic paints in her basement, painstakingly working on her own measure of the conservation effort.
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Hargreaves is one of a small group of handpicked artists, scientists and First Nations representatives assembling an exhibit for the Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History on this critical northern environment. With an eye to protecting Canada’s portion of the forest—known as the largest terrestrial ecosystem in the world—the group will stage its exhibit three years from now, in
2014, using research assembled this past summer around the Bloodvein River, flowing from northwestern Ontario to Lake Winnipeg. “Being there was the most spiritual, wonderful experience,” said Hargreaves, a British immigrant who settled in Kelowna a decade ago in hopes of furthering an environmental art career. The group she travelled with, the Wilder-
ness River Expedition Art Foundation, was on its 14th art and natural history venture, having chosen to concentrate on this specific area because it is the largest contiguous block of forest remaining in the world. It launched canoes from Red Lake, in Woodland Caribou Wilderness Park, but quickly turned back from the first attempt as Ontario’s now infamous summer of forest fires
began to swallow their plans. “It was kind of like being a part of the landscape; you didn’t know what (the fire) looked like. So that was very scary,” said Hargreaves. But it also proved a perfect learning opportunity and a window into the reasons scientists from around the world are adSee Artist A8
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A jury started deliberating Monday afternoon whether Neil Snelson raped and killed a teenager 18 years ago, or if he just had the misfortune of anonymous sex with a girl who met a tragic end. Defence lawyer Grant Gray was the first to offer closing arguments in the final moments of Snelson’s murder trial, which brought a standing room only crowd to the Kelowna courthouse. Over the course of 30 minutes, Gray told jurors to focus on what he called, a “lack of evidence” of anything other than sex, rather than the murder narrative Crown counsel pieced together over the three-week trial. “When you consider the evidence and what Crown considers suspicious…it’s all consistent with a man who thinks, ‘What if it was Jennifer Cusworth I had sex with?’” said Gray. “And a man who is afraid that police and Crown would jump to the conclusion that if he had sex with her, maybe he killed her.” That is the conclusion investigators pursued in 2009 when Snelson’s DNA was matched to a semen sample recovered from Cusworth shortly after Oct. 17, 1993, when her body was discovered face-down in a ditch on Swamp Road. She had been strangled, but ultimately died from multiple blows to the head. Although Snelson now concedes he must have had sex with Cusworth, he claims he didn’t know it was her until recently. In fact, he didn’t remember anything about her, other than their encounter was consensual at the Richter Street party where she was last seen. He testified last week that he went home following their fling, after dropping off some friends, and never really thought of it, or her, again. Memory gaps about details that seem quite crystallized to other witnesses, have opened the 44-year-old to be portrayed as a liar, but Gray said that’s far from the case. “He couldn’t remember more,” he said, explaining it was reasonable to not know much of a “fleeting encounter” 16 years earlier.
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Five years after Aaron Derbyshire went missing from a Kelowna nightclub, his friends and family continue to look for the answers that will offer peace of mind. “We know he’s not coming back now,” said Aaron’s mother Glenda, Friday, at a press conference where 19 family members gathered to issue a public plea for information. “But we don’t have a death certificate and we haven’t had a memorial service. I know people out there know what has happened and where Aaron is. Help us start some healing.” Aaron, 22, was last seen on Sept. 30, 2006 at around 1:40 a.m. by his friends at Splashes, which is now called Level. His friends left the Lawrence Avenue nightclub to watch a fight, DOUG FARROW/CONTRIBUTOR while he stayed inside. GLENDA Derbyshire When the group went holds up a poster asking home, Derbyshire wasn’t for information as to the with them. Several days later, whereabouts of her when Aaron’s family was missing son. gathering for a rafting trip, his out-of-character absence prompted a missing person’s report. Five years, and 300 tips and countless witness interviews later, he’s yet to be seen. The investigation into his disappearance has continued to come up short, and his mother Glenda hopes their plea will find its way to those who have an idea of what may have happened five years ago. “What’s most tragic is not knowing where he is,” Glenda said. See Missing A4
Most go to art galleries to look at the art. Many take only a few minutes to walk through, quickly glancing at each piece while their feet are constantly in motion. Some stop to stare at paintings for a bit longer. Few will spend time attempting to truly connect with the work of art. Even fewer will use any of their senses other than sight. But Ruth Bieber is attempting to focus attention on the fact that there is a whole other world in the way art can be experienced. Bieber, who has had limited vision since she was six years-old, approached the Kelowna Art Gallery after being introduced to a unique program while she was living in New York. “When I went to New York, I had a bit of an opening in my life and was able to explore art for myself as an artist. At that point I met people from the program: Art Beyond Sight. They have a model where they invite gallery staff to become trained in helping people who are visually impaired experience the art. That’s what we brought here,” said Bieber. Last Saturday, a group of blind and sight impaired individuals took part in Art Insight: From
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tour for people who are blind or sight impaired. Lechelt has 15 per cent of his vision remaining. “This painting is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen,” he said. the Mind’s Eye, an event spawned by Bieber and hosted by the Kelowna Art Gallery. The art tour gave participants in-depth descriptions of various paintings in the gallery. Texture samples were provided for some of the works so that the visually impaired could better understand what the paintings felt like. Bieber said that her own love for art started at an early age. “I’ve always been interested in art. Before I lost my sight,
I could enjoy it in the normal kind of way. I was quite good at art so that seed was already planted when I could see. As I grew and my vision deteriorated, the love of art didn’t fade. “What that led to initially was an exploration of art as therapy. In my graduate studies degree I learned about the therapeutic value of all of the arts.” Bieber always had a natural interest in the contextual issues of art. She said that this fur-
ther understanding of art is sometimes even more understood by the visually impaired. “Sometimes we can’t always feel the art with our fingers, but we can feel the art from an emotional perspective as the gallery staff explains and describes the art to us. “Beyond that, we’re very interested in the artist. It’s lovely to meet the artist and to learn about the artist’s process, as well as what kind of art he does.” Bieber said that the
sight impaired constantly utilize their imagination when trying to connect with art. The false assumption that sight is required to enjoy art isn’t only made by people who can see, according to Bieber. “It’s not just the general public who often feel that people who are sight impaired can’t appreciate art, but many people who are blind believe that about themselves as well. That’s why it’s wonderful to not just educate the gallery staff and the general public, but the visually impaired as well.” Renee Burgess, head of public programming at the Kelowna Art Gallery, said that this is the third event that the gallery has run for the visually impaired. “We try as hard as we can to be accessible to everyone. That means reaching beyond our boundaries and working with visually impaired,” said Burgess. Burgess said that Bieber’s efforts have been greatly appreciated by the gallery. “Ruth was really the driving force. She came to myself and the director and promoted this project. We brought in a woman to train us on how to talk about art with the visually impaired.” Bieber is currently planning to open an exhibit at the gallery in the fall of 2012, which will feature the works of blind artists.
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Police seek leads in Derbyshire case Missing from A3 “Being a mum, I want to protect him…I want to find him and have some happiness again.” His loss, she explained, has created a chasm in their family that’s felt when her new grandchildren ask questions about the uncle they’ve never met. They feel his loss when they gather for weddings, family parties and even somber occasions. And for one family member, the question of what happened will never be answered. “Aaron’s grandfather died never knowing what happened to Aaron,” said his grandmother Isabelle. “Aaron’s disappearance broke his heart.”
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THE KELOWNA Run for the Cure last Sunday had more than 2,500 participants who chose to run a one or five kilometre route that began and ended at City Park.
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Kelowna is forgiving a $50,000 loan it made to a now defunct local theatre group six years ago. Sunshine Theatre, which ceased operations in the spring after struggling to survive in the wake of the latest round of arts program funding cuts by the province, borrowed the money following changes to provincial and federal grants, as well
Robert Hobson as declining audiences and deteriorating finances. In the six years that it
had the loan from the city, the theatre group, run by volunteers, only paid back $300. City cultural services manager Sandra Kochan said in order for the theatre society’s volunteer board of directors to legally wrap up Sunshine’s Theatre Society’s operation, it had to have all debts addressed . Coun. Robert Hobson said he was sad to see Sunshine fold its tent, crediting the volunteers behind
it a lot of hard work over the years. “I have not seen a more dedicated group of volunteers over the 20-30 years of Sunshine’s existence,” he said. “(Sunshine Theatre) will be missed.” But he said he believed the people behind the theatre group would turn their volunteer efforts to other areas in the community and that would be a benefit for the community.
Sunshine started in 1977 as a summer theatre company and evolved in the 1990s into a professional company receiving substantial operating support from the Canada Council For the Arts, the B.C. Arts Council and professional grants from the city via the Kelowna Arts Foundation. The city plans to cover the “bad debt” with money from its arts development reserve.
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Crown, defence lawyers make final arguments Snelson from A1 Snelson went home to his then wife, said Gray, and what caused Cusworth’s death happened later, at the hands of someone else. Gray wanted jurors to believe that Snelson should be cleared because Cusworth lived 12 hours after the party— a possible scenario, testified pathologists— stretching out her night of drinking. Crown counsel Iain Currie, however, spent 2.5 hours telling a different story. Not only is it unlikely that the studious Okanagan College student would have dropped out of her life and shirked her responsibilities to keep partying, the evidence points to another scenario. “One person in the entire world who had a motive to kill Jennifer Cuswoth,” he said. “That person is Neil George Snelson and that motive is sex.” Cusworth, said Currie, ended her night at around 4 a.m., which was when all 12 party-goers who testified they last saw her. She was headed to her friends’ place on Bernard Avenue, and at around 4:30 a.m., she was taken off course. One woman testified she heard hysterical screams “after the bar crowd” and another entered a statement that corroborated that account. Currie said it makes sense that it was Cusworth who was screaming and Snelson was the cause. Cusworth, he argued, never had sex with Snelson at the party.
Numerous friends and witnesses attested to her whereabouts throughout the night and, he argued, she was never absent for long, or seen with the accused. He would have had sex with Cusworth, he said, shortly before she died and her body told the story.
A high volume of seminal fluid stayed with Cusworth when she was found in the ditch. Generally, pathologists testified, it takes 20 to 25 minutes for that fluid to drain from a woman’s body after it’s been deposited. “(She) had it in her vagina at the time she died,” Currie said, noting that
to do avoid gravity, she would have had to stay still, on her back. “The only rational conclusion is that Jennifer Cusworth was not upright for long after intercourse.” The semen still inside her, he said, provides the link in time to sex and murder. The jury started its deliberations at around
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Snoring isn’t healthy or normal , however, it is very common and contrary to popular belief, snoring isn’t always simply a bad habit that a person can be trained to give up. In 80-90% of cases, snoring occurs when the muscles of the throat relax during sleep and narrow the air passage in the back of our nose and throat. Aside from being a nuisance, snoring may also be a warning sign of a much more serious medical disorder, Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). This occurs when tissue blocks the airway completely and individuals literally cannot breathe while sleeping. They must wake brieÁy, many times an hour, to gulp for air. Because it occurs while they are asleep, most people with OSA are completely unaware that they have the condition. However they may suffer the consequences of the struggle to maintain nighttime breathing such as: • Irregular heartbeats • Cardiovascular disease • High blood pressure • Fatigue & Daytime Sleepiness
“The Smithsonian realizes the importance of keeping this ecosystem intact,” said Hargreaves. “We’re talking about conservation for animals, for people and the climate.” Hargreaves was recruited for the exhibition off a juried website called Artists for Conservation because she could document the plight of one particularly threatened species. “They wanted to get these certain migratory songbirds,” she explained. “When they go south, their habitat is being destroyed and it has started to affect the population.” Hargreaves’ work resembles famous Canadian artist Robert Bateman for its detail. The first of her Boreal Forest paintings, a landscape with two birds
vocating with such passion for the forest’s preservation. Where forest fires will occur naturally and simply skim the surface of the forest floor, development and forestry destroy the Sphagnum moss, or reindeer lichen, which ensures caribou can continue to follow their migration path to the Northern Shield. It is food. Perhaps even more important, the peat bottom of the forest is thought to contain up to 22 per cent of the world’s carbon, according to reports generated by the Seattle-based International Boreal Conservation Campaign. Should the forest floor dry up, it could have dastardly consequences for the atmosphere.
and a wolf, has taken two weeks of work, morning to night and through the weekends, just to get the basic landscape down— but she’s used to the hours. Her accomplishments to date include a threedimensional picture book titled Birdscapes—done in conjunction with Cornell University. She now works fulltime on her artwork, but has only done so in the last six years. Both she and her husband, a dry cleaner by trade, immigrated to Canada in order that Hargreaves might be closer to the environment and animals she loves to paint. She gave up a “good job” as a graphic designer for the government in England to make the leap, earning a master’s degree
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swath of forest located on the east side of Lake Winnipeg the Pimachiowin Aki UNESCO World Heritage Site will be submitted for consideration in 2012; efforts to do so have been underway since 2005. Advocates say the forest might serve as a landing pad for animals displaced by climate change in future generations. To follow Hargreaves (www.Hargreaves.com) and the WREAF exhibitions check out wwwwreaf.org and www.borealcanada.ca.
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in business administration over and above her master’s degree in fine art to make her application seem more appealing to immigration officials. “Nobody ever said I was a great manager. Nobody ever said I was great at economic development, but when I started doing the art, people said I should pursue that,” she explained. While she picks away at building her name, she hopes all her efforts can now also go toward helping a much larger cause. The application to declare the 43,000-hectare
The cost of parking, as well as other fees at Kelowna International Airport, is going up. According to airport director, Sam Samaddar, to ensure the airport remains financially viable, council approved the increases Monday. Vehicle parking at the airport will go up to $1.25 per hour from $1 per hour on April 1, 2012, and to $1.50 per hour by April 1, 2013. The first 15 minutes will continue to be free in the short- and long-term lots. “The airport operates on a financially self-sufficient basis,” said Samaddar. “With increased costs for building and grounds maintenance, security, snow removal, as well as higher labour, utility and fuel costs—these increases are needed.” Airport tenants and airlines will also see a five per cent increases on Jan. 1, 2012, and Jan. 1, 2013, for aircraft landing, terminal and aircraft parking fees. Airport advertising rates will increase five per cent Jan. 1, 2012, and 2013, while taxi and limo fees will increase by five per cent a year over a fiveyear span starting in 2012. Previous increases to these fees and charges occurred three to six years ago, Samaddar told council. The increases will keep the Kelowna airport in the low range of for similar sized airports
“WITH INCREASED COSTS FOR BUILDING AND GROUNDS MAINTENANCE, SECURITY, SNOW REMOVAL, AS WELL AS HIGHER LABOUR, UTILITY AND FUEL COSTS – THESE INCREASES ARE NEEDED. Sam Samaddar Kelowna airport general director such as Victoria, Prince George, Regina, Saskatoon, Thunder Bay, and Halifax for fees and in the mid range with regards to vehicle parking costs. An economic assessment report released earlier this year said the airport’s total economic impact is 2,730 jobsand $610 million in total economic output to B.C. Serving just under 1.4 million passengers in 2010, the airport offers 62 daily non-stop commercial flights with Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Central Mountain Air and WestJet to Vancouver, Victoria, Prince George, Edmonton, Calgary, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Hamilton, and Seattle. Seasonal flights are also offered for Las Vegas, Phoenix, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Cancun.
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ne of the areas of employment law which remains least predictable is the enforceability of post-employment restrictive covenants. A recent decision of the Alberta Court of Appeal represents another pendulum swing in favour of employees’ interests. The element in question is whether a restrictive covenant can be enforceable after the employee has been wrongfully dismissed by the employer. This question attracts periodic attention and my thinking is that even most employment lawyers and judges aren’t certain of the answer. The issue arises out of the general law of contract but must be answered in the specific context of employment contracts. All employees have an employment contract, whether they know it or not and regardless of whether the terms have been put in writing. One of the terms of those contracts is the em-
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When employers have imposed restrictive covenants (such as for noncompetition or non-solicitation of clients) on an employee, those restrictions are intended to apply for a period of time after the cessation of the employment relationship. So, what happens to the covenants when the employer wrongfully dismisses the employee and, thereby, breaches the contract? Some lawyers and judges feel that the employer’s breach of the contract doesn’t undermine the enforceability of the covenants—even though he or she has been wrongfully dismissed, the post-employment covenants still apply. Others would say that the employer’s breach of the contract means the employee should not be bound by the covenants. The Alberta Court of Appeal has thrown its weight (albeit in a divided sense) between the latter view. In a case involving a foreign exchange trader, MacLean, who was fired
on its failure to give notice or damages in lieu of notice by enforcing prospective obligations” against the former employee. It went on to state that there “are valid reasons for excusing a wrongfully dismissed employee from compliance with restrictive covenants. To hold otherwise would reward
employers for mistreating their employees.” So, in Alberta at least, employees who wish to escape the impact of onerous restrictive covenants can always hope to be wrongfully dismissed. It seems likely the Supreme Court of Canada will be asked to weigh in on this topic in the not-
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by Globex Foreign Exchange Corporation, the court split on this question but sided with the employee. MacLean had agreed to a restrictive covenant when he was hired in 2003. Two years later, he was fired. He went to work for a competitor of Globex after the termination. Globex sued MacLean to enforce the nonsolicitation and non-competition clauses in his employment contract. The court rejected the action, in part because Globex had wrongfully dismissed him and, as such, could not continue to rely on the employment contract. The court found that (even in a case such as this in which the covenants seemed to contemplate the possibility of a wrongful dismissal) the former employee is relieved from the obligation to comply with the covenant. The court stated that an “employer that wrongfully terminates a contract of employment should not be able to capitalize
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.C. Health Minister Mike de Jong was floating another taxation trial balloon last week, a suggestion to place a Medical Services Plan surchage on a pack of cigarettes. While de Jong acknowledged that smokers will likely be upset to be singled out, he added that “we want them to be upset because they are engaged in a behaviour that is costing the rest of society billions of dollars.” The need to consider this option comes from the reality
that we as a society are already taxed to death, while health care costs continue to spiral upwards. Smokers are in de Jong’s firing line here because it’s good politics to beat up on smokers. It’s a nasty habit and while we may lack the research to pinpoint the number exactly, it’s fair to say it’s one of many burdens on our current health care system. But this idea smacks similar to the government’s previous idea to add another gas surtax to pay for expansion of the
transit line in the Lower Mainland. In effect, Victoria was saying you have no other option but to use your car, and we are going to blame you for that. That didn’t wash with drivers, but the hit on smokers may appear to be an easier target. But the reality is our health care costs are not spiraling out of control just because of smokers. There are a myriad of other issues that the politicians don’t want to address head-on because they are not safe political options. How about adding
a surcharge on the sale of fast food. How about doing more to educate both youth and adults about obesity, that a pop, chips and corn dog doesn’t constitute a healthy meal. How about reinvigorating our health care system to be pro-active rather than reactive to health care issues. Smokers are just an easy target. If smoking is so bad, why don’t we just ban it outright? As with many of these health care issues, just follow the money and you usually find the answers.
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he problem running together CITY are with democraand selling themselves CONFIDENTIAL to the voters that way. cy at the municipal level is that it’s When was the last messy. But that’s also time that happened in its beauty. Kelowna? In smaller cities, A few amalgamalike Kelowna, there Alistair tion supporters tried it generally are no slates Waters in West Kelowna four or party politics when years ago and it failed it comes to civic elecmiserably. tions. Here, civic elections are open to Sure, the odd group may get toanyone with $100 to put down as a gether and announce it’s supporting a deposit and 25 friends willing to sign candidate or four, but that’s not a slate, the nomination papers. it’s just a group’s preference. And it seems there are plenty of A slate requires, at minimum, that people who think they fit that bill in the candidates in question know they Kelowna this year.
Yesterday, on the eve of the 10day official nomination period for the Nov. 19 election, 56 people were considering a run for the eight councillor positions and 11 were interested enough in being mayor that they picked up nomination packages. Now, if history holds true, 10 to 12 of those paper-pickers will not be there when it comes time to vote. But the strong interest in a run for public office can only be seen as healthy. While some may decry the number of “no names” on the list and call them pipe dreamers, I disagree. Even the most popular politicians had to start sometime. The more voices heard in the public discourse that is
a civic election, the better. Sure, some may be single-interest candidates who bring little else to the table. And the more people that run— given the traditionally low voter turnout—the fewer the votes needed to win a seat. But that’s price we pay for making our elections open to all. Municipal politicians make a difference to people’s lives. The proof is no farther away than the tap in your kitchen, the toilet in your bathroom, the garbage can at your curb or the road it sits on. The decisions they make at the council table affect your day-to-day life unlike their provincial or federal colleagues.
So rather than write off the large number of potential candidates as the hindrance or the political equivalent of white noise, consider the contribution they are making to the system we hold so dear. We may not agree with their stance on a particular issue, but at least they are getting involved. And given the pitiful turnout by voters in the last few civic elections, that a lot more than can be said for a majority of this city’s residents. Alistair Waters is the Capital News’ assistant editor. email@example.com
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A Gift in Memory Kelowna is for old people, keep it that way Makes a Difference not agree with the reasoning behind this. Kelowna is basically a small town with an aging retired population and a service-driven economy to support them. There is no need to keep young people here at all, only if you consider what you
have to offer them are $8 to $9 an hour jobs in the service industry out here. The main reason I guess for the need to attract young people would be so that they can work for the local entrepreneurial people out here at minimum wage, to make them
“a whole lot of money.” What we need here in Kelowna is a willingness to see this town for what it is, a place for retired people, not some silicon vineyard, which has been promoted out here again and again in the local paper.
I hope that you do not take offense at the statements I have made above, but I simply think it is time that we stop trying to make this valley into something that it is not. Tom Bracken, Kelowna
Comments from the Web on ‘chemtrails’ To the editor: Re: Vapour Trails have Kelowna Man Seeing a Conspiracy, Sept. 30 Capital News. Interesting that our government calls concerned citizens conspiracy theorists, and yet when asked, our government refuses to give answers as to what is being sprayed on us! Most people are also not aware that normal aircraft trails dissipate in a few minutes. Mr. Latour is 100 per cent correct in being concerned. Why doesn’t our government or air traffic people know what is flying and spraying in our airspace? This is a conspiracy, not a theory. Steven Jones To the editor: This is an interesting controversy. People may remember that a few days after 9/11 the skies were clear of clouds because of the ban on civilian flights and that the weather remained near perfect for that time. A friend and I made an interesting observation yesterday morning as we were fishing. We noted a plane coming up from the south east leaving a contrail behind it, when suddenly it veered towards the north west, at almost a 45 degree angle from its original approach. I just have assumed over the past years that most of those flights have been passenger jets because of the altitude. I never really thought about military jets doing the same thing. However, the significant number of contrails in the air, although they might not have any spray residue in them, certainly changes the sky from a bright sunny day to almost overcast.
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There are a number of YouTube videos that show flights over North America and Europe at any one time and these give a mind-boggling illustration of just how much pollution is being put in the air by both civilian and military flights. It would be nice if we could have two, perhaps three days a week, being designated as “no fly days.” We might want to carry this a step further and designate weekends as “no drive days.” Jackal To the editor: I would really love to read a follow up investigative story about this. Shinji11 To the editor: I noticed them yesterday [Thursday, Sept. 29]. I believe it has to do with weather modification, for making it rain and/or to make the day less hot—silver iodide and other chemical compounds sprayed at high altitudes via the Bergeron Process. Perfect for increasing water table levels in areas and favorable conditions for agriculture. China’s government doesn’t even try to hide it from their people and it’s in the news.” A record 840 flights were made to increase rain last year for areas spanning 3.6 million square kilometers—or roughly one-third of China’s territory.” Demand rising for weather modification http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/
Who really knows what else these planes are spraying. With no democratic control over such projects it’s quite scary. Besides, if it is only cloud seeding chemical compounds, what negative effect does it have on the ecosystem, our health and that of the flora and fauna? Dan Quentin To the editor: There is no doubt there is something going on more than just vapour trails, if people look up and observe it, instead of numbing themselves drinking beer or watching TV, they we will see it. I have seen it on the same day, a normal plane contrail and a not common airline route leaving these heavy trails that do not dissipate, instead they spread all around the sky, forming clouds. You can count a couple of days and the temperature drops, then starts raining. It is called geoengeneering, and I don’t think it is healthy, for they’re spraying aluminum and barium, in between other things, to control weather. It was about time the press would publish something about it! It is unfortunate that the article has to end with the mention of the government calling people conspiracy theorists just because they have open eyes and have exposed this reality by their own observation of these planes weird behaviour on our skies. And there is more—this is happening all over the world, not only here in Canada. Miriam Cunha
acy theorists and to stop asking questions. Actually, when government calls us conspiracy theorists they are half right, it is a conspiracy (look up the definition) but, it is no theory. It is very real because the U.S. military openly admits to spraying the air we breathe with these toxins in the vain hope of preventing the unpreventable—that being climate change. In truth, you would have better luck standing in a bucket and picking yourself up by the handle than to think humans can alter the natural course of the universe. These toxic concoctions eventually make their way into the water we drink and the soil from which much of our food is
produced, eventually ending up in us, causing disease, sickness and death. The public is constantly bombarded by government officials with false promises and exaggerated claims about cleaning up our environment. If that were really true, banning these high flying “toxic bombing” runs overhead would be a good place to start. From my perspective, to trust government (by not asking questions) is like trusting your teenager with a bottle of booze and the keys to your brand new sports car. It is not only everyone’s right to ask questions of our government, it is our duty as citizens to do so and hold our elected officials accountable.
So, don’t believe anything I have to say but, don’t believe what the government is telling you (or not telling you) either. Do your own due dili-
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Do your own due diligence to find explanations To the editor: Mr. Latour is not alone in his concern regarding the spraying of harmful chemicals into our atmosphere. Several times, I have also counted dozens of planes spewing out these trails from horizon to horizon in a matter of a few hours and, at the same time, witnessed flights where the trail dissipated within a matter of seconds (contrails from commercial flights). These “chemtrails” are a global phenomenon as millions of people around the globe are questioning their governments about this kind of activity. And when government is questioned, they simply call those individuals a bunch of people in tin hats, nut bars and conspir-
To the editor: I read with interest your column about needing to attract entrepreneurs to the valley here in Kelowna. (Steering a New Business Course to Attract Entrepreneurs, Sept. 29 Capital News) Unfortunately, I can-
gence and check it out for yourself. You can start by searching “chemtrails” on your computer. Grant Baudais, Kelowna
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the world,” said Marilyn Buryska, community integrated health services team leader with Interior Health. “So everybody around the world, at 11 a.m., latched-on. It’s to help support and make awareness of the importance for moms to breastfeed their babies.” According to Buryska, breastfeeding provides the best nutrition for babies. “We chose to do it here at the local Farmer’s Market. We eat local fruits and vegetables, so it’s encouraging moms to also feed
Twenty-eight Kelowna mothers braved the rain to show support for breastfeeding on Saturday morning. At 11 a.m., the moms took part in the Quintessence Foundation Global Breastfeeding Challenge. Babies “latched-on” in attempt to set a world record for the most children breastfeeding at one time. “The Quintessence Foundation is an organization that supports breastfeeding moms all over
their babies locally, with breast milk. “It’s a bit of awareness to say that breastfeeding is normal and natural and that it’s a human right. “It encourages moms to get out, meet each other and celebrate that we’re doing the best we can to raise the new citizens of our city.” The latch-on event hosted babies ranging from five-days-old to twoyears-old. Last year the event brought in 37 moms; however, Buryska was happy with the turnout, consid-
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ering the weather. People have varied views when it comes to public breastfeeding. Buryska hopes events like this will help educate citizens that breastfeeding is natural and should be encouraged. “I think it’s a bit of our Canadian culture that we’d like to see changed to realize, this is normal,” Buryska said. “Babies should be breastfeeding anytime, anywhere. We’ve got some ways to go to make moms feel more welcome to breastfeed in the community.” Jenn Hough, one of the participants in the breastfeeding challenge, said that she has gotten some dirty looks while breastfeeding in Kelowna. “I do get some looks, generally from the baby boomers, usually not people my age,” said Hough. Hough said that she was participating in the event in order to show her support to other families. “I’m supporting other
I’M SUPPORTING OTHER BREASTFEEDING MOTHERS AND THE BREAST FEEDING COMMUNITY BECAUSE I THINK IT’S THE IMPORTANT HEALTH WISE THING TO DO FOR BOTH MOTHER AND CHILD. Jenn Hough
breastfeeding mothers and the breast feeding community because I think it’s the important health wise thing to do for both mother and child.” The event featured door prizes for participating mothers. Hough walked away with the grand prize: A breast pump worth approximately $400.
Two Okanagan MPs introduced legislation in Parlimanet on Monday that would allow consumers to legally bring home limited quantities of purchased wine from another province. Okanagan-Coquihalla MP Dan Albas introduced the legislation, seconded by Kelowna-Lake Country MP Ron Cannan, who originally took on the challenge locally of advocating for the change to the Intoxicating Liquors Act. “Throughout my summer listening tour I heard from consumers and wineries alike of the strong desire to see a personal exemption that would allow wineries across Canada to access our Canadian marketplace” said Albas. “For small family run wineries the ability to market Canada wide is essential and for wine lovers the freedom of choice makes for a win/win solution” The amendment should it be passed, would create a personal exemption from the Importation of Intoxicating Liquors Act that would allow private citizens to either directly import, send, take or transport, or cause to be imported, sent, taken or transported, wine for personal consumption in quantities as permitted by the province in Question. “For the past several years, I have been working with the wine industry, the Chamber of Commerce and our Government to change this archaic legislation,” said Cannan. “Eliminating inter-provincial trade barriers will help to grow our wine and culinary tourism sectors, boost investment, create jobs and finally give Canadian consumers easier access to internationally award-winning Canadian wines.” If the legislation passes second reading, it will be referred to the committee stage for further review.
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New manager carries on drive-thru support STRAIGHT FROM DEHART
att Wachter is the new store manager of Rona store in Kelowna on Springfield Road. He started with Rona 16 years ago in Calgary and was the assistant manager previously in the Kelowna store before taking over as store manager. Rona has 160 employees and are excellent members of the community. They have graciously agreed to become a major sponsor of the Maxine DeHart—United Way, Ramada Hotel DriveThru Breakfast, which takes place Thursday, Oct. 6, from 6 to 9 a.m. You might be lucky enough to find one of their Rona gift certificates in your breakfast bag. So, walk, drive, blade or bike into the Ramada Hotel from Enterprise Way and support the United Way. Remember, all donations raised go directly to the United Way and stay right here in our own community, and absolutely no administration costs are attached to the drive-thru event. More Drive-Thru Breakie news: 99.9 Sun FM presents Avril Lavigne in concert at Prospera on Saturday, Oct. 8. Make sure you check your breakfast bag as you could be the lucky winner of a pair of tickets for the concert… 101.5 EZ Rock’s Instant Teller is giving one lucky person $101.50 plus one entry to their EZ Rock Sandals Suitcase Party, where
there will be a draw for four prize trips for two to Jamaica. So, check those bags and listen to Andy & TJ and 99.9 Sun FM, both broadcasting live from the drive-thru on Oct. 6…Spincaster.comwho will be busy tweeting for the next four days promoting the drive-thru event. Follow them on Twitter the morning of Oct. 6 to get all the updates…Sunvalley Window Cleaners will donate a 60-foot Boom Lift in the Ramada Hotel parking lot facing Enterprise Way to hoist a sign in to help promote the drive-thru to passing motorists, thanks to the support of Sunvalley owner Martin McDermott. After 25 years, The Evans Gallery and Framing has quietly disappeared from the art scene. Wayne and Julie Evans built their award-winning business with quality products and exceptional service. They sold the gallery in the summer of 2010 to out-of-province buyers, who now find themselves unable to relocate and decided to close the business. As a gesture of thanks to the community that supported them for so many years, the Evans have again donated a framed artist’s proof of a Robert Bateman limited edition to the Maxine DeHart—United Way, Ramada Hotel Drive-Thru Breakfast. The Evans through their gallery have been drive-thru sponsors for many years. Wayne also wishes to advise everyone that certain aspects of his expertise will be available on a limited freelance basis. Call him at 250-878-3635. Scott Nielsen has joined the Ramada Hotel as their new front desk su-
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THE KELOWNA Rona store’s new general manager Matt Wachter, third from left, and some of his staff hold up
free gift certificates some of the Maxine DeHart—United Way, Ramade Hotel Drive-Thru breakfast goodie bags. pervisor. Nielsen has relocating back to Kelowna from Castlegar, and has worked in many hotels as well as being a firefighter. Martha and Mario Guadalajara have opened Los Jarros Café, right inside the Kelowna Rona store on Springfield. It’s open seven days a week with Canadian and authentic Mexican fare, all home-made. The Guadalajaras have lived in Kelowna for three years and are a delightful couple. An Okanagan e-commerce business owner has been chosen to participate in the upcoming Canadian eBay Entrepreneur Awards for 2011. Louise Kneller, of Resale Vintage, has been chosen as a finalist for the top catego-
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ry of “Canadian eBay Entrepreneur of the Year.” Lots of news from the firm of Benson Law LLP. Terry McCaffrey has joined the firm as a partner. He will oversee the firm’s litigation department. His practice focuses on personal injury law, including ICBC claims, Canada Pension Plan, the Workers’ Compensation Act, out of province motor vehicle accidents and commercial litigation. He has made appearances on behalf of clients at all three B.C. provincial court levels, and has practiced laws both here and in Ontario. He has also worked in a business capacity internationally in Switzerland and New York and with Indian and Northern Affairs. Call
250-491-0206; email@example.com Kevin (K.J.) Anderson has relocated from Edmonton to join Benson Law LLP. His areas of practice are tax, business succession and estate and trust planning. Anderson has also worked with developers and commercial bankers on housing projects and individual real estate, purchases and sales. He has extensive experience in mutual funds, segregated funds, stocks and bonds and life insurance, all of which he will advise on from a tax perspective. Call 250491-0206; kanderson@ bensonlawllp.com Crystal Maltesen has also joined Benson Law LLP as an associate. Maltesen is new to the legal
profession, having moved to Kelowna after completing her articling law degree requirements for a firm in Nanaimo. She has appeared in provincial court numerous times for both family and criminal matters and has joined the executive of the Okanagan Mortgage Lenders Association. Call 250491-0206; cmaltesen@ bensonlawllp.com Certified jazzercise instructor Paula Cowan has moved to Kelowna and started jazzercise classes, burning up to 600 calories in one fun and powerfully effective 60 minute total body workout. Every jazzercise group fitness class combines dance-based cardio with strength training and stretching to sculpt, tone
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BUSINESS ▼ ENTREPRENEURS
Business leaders need support An ideal wedding planner I would like to offer my thoughts today of the impending transformation that lies before us in our beloved region of British Columbia—the Okanagan Valley. As I’ve talked about in recent columns what you hear repeatedly on various news channels, our economy is undergoing a transformation driven by entrepreneurs who create opportunity for change and build new industries and services based on innovation and global perceived markets. Because today’s economy continues to speed ahead, our institutions and tri-levels of government face significant challenges. First, how can our governments lay out en enabling foundation now clearly needed by an entrepreneurial economy? And second, how can more communities in regions as the Okanagan use the blueprints for that to become entrepreneurial hotspots? My recent research has offered four general themes that I would offer you for your ponderance—finding and keep-
Joel Young ing talented people; a local culture that embraces and nurtures entrepreneurs; a healthy government-entrepreneurial atmosphere; and a focus on the unique needs of entrepreneurial ventures, particularly at start-up, or as many of my colleagues more aptly put it access to people, seed capital, information and supportive government infrastructure. I could write a small novel on the concerns and issues raised by seasoned entrepreneurs seeking quality entry-level, management and technical personnel to join their teams to launch and seek prosperity with their new ventures. Thorny challenges await in hiring entry-level workers I am told relative to competence and work attitudes for example. The question posed
in my investigation has been: Are they really ready to work? Basic skills of being courteous, displaying commitment to their new job and a willingness to excel often appear to be a shortfall. Anyone who has worked with entrepreneurs for some time becomes an expert in issues related to access to capital. For a number of years, access to financing has been a major impediment to the launch and growth of new business. But today, access to capital has been trumped by concerns over human capital, quality of life and other issues. Booming capital markets have created a perverse problem of its own. Entrepreneurs can find funding for their new ventures for the most part, but finding “smart money” from funders who can provide useful coaching and mentoring and specific industry expertise remains a challenge. The anomaly of a current boom perception is pushing, for example, venture capitalists to
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make bigger deals. We are seeing fewer deals but with larger investments. I believe it is fair to say that Okanagan entrepreneurs would be unanimous in claiming difficulties in obtaining seed capital investments in the range of $ 300,000 to $3 million. Go figure. A significant issue with respect to building entrepreneurial communities, and one that actually inspired me to prepare this column, is the level of local institutional support provided to the entrepreneurial world. Cost of office space, digital infrastructure are cited by some as constraints to venture launch. The mixed opinions of local universities and colleges weighs in as an anchor in some community thought. One group told me their concern rose from a perception of failure to provide targeted continuing education and mentoring or to participate in the local business community within the entrepreneurial realm. Cross-training between engineering and business schools came into the discussion as a helpful need. And a final set of issues raised concerned the role of government levels and their relationship to the entrepreneurial channel. Most of the discussion
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nies, receptions or both. It all starts with the venue—there’s no wedding without it. With this in mind, a website was developed free from advertising that is a directory that lists venues, first by a video professionally produced by Mason and then it is navigated by icons and links. They currently have 36 venues listed and once it is complete, the plan is to enlist vendors or network partners gleaned from each venues preferred list and other credible suppliers. Finally, everyone is put together in a networking event that will be held in November. The economic benefits are obvious and to ensure your listing on this revolutionary website, contact any of the OWN partners. See www.okanaganweddingnetwork.com for more information. Happy 70th anniversary Brian and Helen Burnell on Oct. 7 . The new Canada West School of Professional Groomers is located at 2409A Main St. in West Kelowna. It’s a training school for people seeking a career working with dogs in the grooming industry. CWSPG is a unique school of its kind in Canada, offering a six month program, meeting the demand and need for qualified, trained professional groomers. Owned and operated by Marlene Adams, the school offers
six months of full-time classes. Students receive training on canine first aid, anatomy and dog behaviour; personal growth, communication and code of ethics and salon management. The students are always with an instructor, use modern equipment, leave with a full grooming kit, receive training on many different breeds, work in an open relaxed concept school and receive assistance in finding employment. One really great deal for the public is that anyone letting students groom their dogs receives a 50 per cent discount. Call 778-7545999;www.cwspg.ca Two nurses, Tina Parkes and Sheri Hickin, have started a new pre- and post-natal support business called Blissful Baby Planning for expectant parents. Their services include private and group pre-natal classes, private breastfeeding support, newborn care and postpartum support. Both ladies have years of nursing experience in labour and delivery, newborn intensive care and postpartum nursing. They have the knowledge and experience to provide support to families with complex situations such as multiple pregnancies, high-risk pregnancies and adoption and will tailor the classes to meet the client’s specific needs. Call 250-2153125;www.blissfulbabyplanning.com Registered clinical
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counsellor Brenda Forster will host an eight week program, beginning Oct. 6, that teaches particular mindfulness practices that will help people cultivate a deeper understanding of their unique challenges and mobilize their inner resources for coping, healing and engaging with life in a healthy way. Established at the University of Massachusetts Medical School more than 30 years ago, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction is an engaging and often life-changing program for people struggling or suffering with physical or emotional health issues, for those feeling the effects of stressful life situations, or even those of us who simply want to discover tools for living life more fully. Call 250-860-0197; www.mindfulnesskelowna.ca Kudos to Judy Lloyd who finished 4th in the World Aquathlon Championship (2.5k run, 1k0 swim, 2.5 km run) and tied for 10th in her age group in the World Triathlon Championship in Beijing, China. Congrats to Mark Fromberg, the only other participant from Kelowna who also finished 10th in his age group. In 2000, a computer lab was set up at the Water Street Senior Centre after a need for computer learning for seniors was identified. Courses were developed and offered to seniors from the basics for new computer users to speciality type courses for those wishing to become more involved with their home computers. The computer lab is operated by the Water Street Senior Centre Society and all instructors are volunteer seniors themselves. Continuing computer help is also offered. Call Marie at 250-762-4108 Birthdays of the week: Dave Proctor (Oct. 5); Taryn Herz, 101-5 EZ Rock, Astral Media (Oct. 6); Marlene Murray (Oct. 6); Barb Martindale (Oct. 7); Kelly Padula (Oct. 7); Cathy Locke (Oct. 8); Karen Roen, Ramada Hotel (Oct.9). Maxine DeHart is a Kelowna hotelier. Phone her at 250-979-4546, fax 250-860-3173, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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BUSINESS ▼ ENTREPRENEURS
Government agencies can nurture an entrepreneurial community Young from A14 tended to focus on whether community leaders actually “get it.” In other words, do government bureaucratic agencies understand the unique needs and concerns of entrepreneurs? Many do, as the value in a true and vibrant partnership between government and the private sector ought to be readily viewed. Effectively targeted government programs and services are only one piece of the puzzle. Smart government agencies work to ease the creation and growth of new firms in all industry sectors. While the average citizen may simply scoff at this salutation—“I’m from government and I’m here to help”—entrepreneurs respond with downright cynicism. There is a fundamental clash between entrepreneurs and governments. Entrepreneurs move quickly, revel in decisions that may be criticized by others and take calculated risks. However, entrepreneurs do understand that governments have a role to play. They facilitate capital markets, sponsor education and training, fund technology research and build and regulate the infrastructure. So in conclusion, what makes an entrepreneurial community? First, governments
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kanagan College is again offering a course this fall titled Connecting Seniors With Care. It will help answer many questions that families have when their elderly parents can no longer live at home. As the teacher for the course, I welcome the chance to share my knowledge and expertise in a way that will benefit your lives and reduce your stress. Most families I work with have never faced this transition of life with a loved one. As such, it is expected that you would not know what questions are pertinent to ask or simply where to begin to deal with this situation. The terminology is ever-changing and there is a barrage of options to choose from. That’s why this
Sharen Marteny course, which will be the first of a series, is a valuable resource for you. Future modules will expand on topics that are of a concern to families with elderly parents. Questions will be answered and suggestions provided to make the transition less stressful and traumatic. Families do not realize the emotional toll that life transitions have on everyone involved. There are many new phases that begin the moment you realize that a move may be needed. A senior can often expected to do more for
themselves than is physically or mentally possible. The family member responsible is often expected to know more than they actually do. Families will learn more about what to ask, if their parents will benefit mentally and physically, by moving into supportive housing. How much assistance can families expect from a supportive housing residence? Will their parents be able to get a doctor if they move to a new city? How long do they have to live in the province before the medical costs will be covered? What is the difference between having the power of attorney and having the representative agreement? Why should my parents discuss a no cardiopulmonary resuscitation form?
Who do I need to get the power of attorney from versus the no cardiopulmonary resuscitation form? When can my parents no longer sign a representative agreement and when does a committee agreement need to be in place? What things do my parents and I need to understand before we agree to have a joint bank account to assist them to pay their bills? Is the cost of the drugs used in the hospital covered when the senior goes into assisted living? Where do I go to get help when I need respite or go on a vacation? How do I ask family and friends for assistance? When am I asking too much of a neighbour? If you have asked any of the questions above in your own family situation, then you are not alone. This course will help you to find some answers to these questions. Connecting Seniors with Care (PIR:391, CRN:70128) will be held at the Kelowna campus of Okanagan College on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The cost is $107. Register by calling 250-862-5480 or sign up online at www. okanagan.bc.ca/csreg. www.seniorsconsulting.net
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Mission Creek trail re-opens The loop trail around the spawning channel in Mission Creek Regional Park is open again after being closed last week due to bear activity. â€œThe animals that forced us to temporarily close the trail have moved on. However, people visiting the spawning channel, other areas of Mission Creek Regional Park and the nearby Mission Creek Greenway through Scenic Canyon Regional Park should continue to be vigilant and be prepared for possible encounters with bears who are finding a plentiful food source in spawning Kokanee salmon,â€? said Bruce Smith, spokesperson for the Central Okanagan Regional District.
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17th Annual BMO Okanagan Marathon In support of Sunshine Foundation: Dreams for Kids 42.2 km Marathon Walk/Run • 21.1 km Walk/Run 10 km Walk/Run • 5 km Fun Walk/Run • BMO Kids Run FREE Running Room Friendship Walk/ Run FREE Sports Expo and Kids Zone
October 8 & 9 – 2011
City Park, 1600 Abbott St. Kelowna BC
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October 8th and 9th - 2011 City Park, 1600 Abbott Street, Kelowna BC
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On Sunday, October 9, various complete and partial closures for the 2011 BMO Okanagan Marathon will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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South End (South of Highway 97) • Lake Ave. from Beach to Abbott St. open to local trafﬁc only (7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.) • Abbott St. from Lake to Cedar Avenues open to northbound trafﬁc only (7:30 am to 2 p.m.) • Glenwood Ave. from Abbott to Ethel St. open to local trafﬁc only; expect delays where participants cross Pandosy and Richter St. intersections (8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.) • Raymer Ave. from Richter St. to Gordon Dr. open to local trafﬁc only • KLO Road at Campus Road East participants crossing; expect delays (8 a.m. to 1:40 p.m.) • KLO Road at de Montreuil Court; delays expected (8 a.m. to 1:40 p.m.) • Casorso Road from Barrera and KLO Roads open to local trafﬁc only • Scott Road, Landie Road, Patsy Road, Moberly Road and Swordy Road local trafﬁc can exit via Lakeshore Road and enter via Casorso Road (8 a.m. to 2 p.m.) • Lakeshore Road at Swordy Road, participants will be crossing; expect delays (8 a.m. to 2 p.m.) • Watt Road, Walnut Road and Meikle Ave. closed to southbound trafﬁc; northbound trafﬁc enter from Watt Road only (8 a.m. to 2 p.m.) Northbound Mission area trafﬁc should consider avoiding Lakeshore Road north of Cook Road and should use Gordon Drive instead.
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Abbott St. from Leon Ave. to Bernard Ave. closed to trafﬁc (6:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.) Bernard Ave. from Abbott to Water St. closed to trafﬁc (6:30 to 8:45 a.m.) Water St. from Bernard to Clement Ave. closed to trafﬁc (6 30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.) Sunset Dr. from Clement to Recreation Ave. closed to all but local trafﬁc (6:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.) Manhattan Dr. and Recreation Ave. between Sunset and Richter St. closed to trafﬁc (6:30 a.m. to noon) Richter St. from Cambridge and Clement open to southbound trafﬁc only (6:30 to noon) Ellis St. from Clement to Broadway Ave. open to northbound trafﬁc only (6:30 a.m. to noon) Trench Place, Ethel St., Bay and Jones St. open to local trafﬁc only Manhattan Dr. and Guy St. open to local trafﬁc only in a clockwise pattern; enter and exit at Bay Ave. only (6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
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Motorists are asked to observe all trafﬁc controls advising of the road closures and watch for participants along the route. Transit service may be affected, for the #2 and #1, #8, #12 routes. For further information on bus schedules during the event, visit bctransit.com/kelregion or contact 250-860-8121.
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Please yield to participants running on pathways in City Park, Kerry Park, Waterfront Park and Gyro Park. For more information regarding road closures and potential delays visit: kelowna.ca/roadreport.
The City of Kelowna would like to thank local residents, businesses, and motorists for their support!
Capital News Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Event Information October 8th & 9th - 2011 City Park, 1600 Abbott Street, Kelowna BC
BMO OKANAGAN MARATHON MAKES DREAMS COME TRUE FOR SUNSHINE KIDS
Prior to medical challenges arising from a disorder of the nervous system, Michelle was an avid horseback rider. Michelle’s Dream was to have a horse that she could call her own, not for riding as she once loved to do, but now to brush and look after from her wheelchair. Michelle found Lady, a ten year old mare, rescued from an unfavorable living situation. Lady also had a foal, Blossom, who wouldn’t leave her side. Lady and Blossom both gently nuzzled Michelle in her wheelchair, obviously recognizing her as a friend. Michelle was even able to try sitting on Lady! Michelle was thrilled when Sunshine purchased Lady and her foal Blossom for her to love and care for – Two new friends in one day, and a lifetime of smiles to come! Lady and Blossom are the perfect motivators for Michelle to work hard at physiotherapy, in the hopes that one day, she can be back in the saddle again, where she belongs! THANK YOU to everyone involved with the BMO Okanagan Marathon for creating magical Dream experiences for Sunshine Children like Michelle, who live with the challenges of severe physical disability or life threatening illness. Over the past 16 years, the BMO Okanagan Marathon has raised over $200,000 for the Sunshine Foundation of Canada. Let’s continue to make Dreams come true together!
Thursday, October 6th - City Park
Walk-up volunteers welcome
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. • Volunteer Orientation Night Free Refreshments and T-shirt ; Draw prizes
Friday, October 7th - City Park 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. • Race Kits Pick-Up; Walk-Up Registration; FREE Sports Expo
Saturday, October 8th - City Park (Limited parking available)
Walk-up registrations welcome
9:00 a.m. • FREE Running Room Friendship Walk/Run Enjoy an easy 3 km walk/run along Kelowna’s waterfront with John Stanton 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. • Race Kits Pick-Up; Walk-Up Registration; FREE Sports Expo 10:00 a.m. • 5 km Fun Walk/Run 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 pm • BMO Kids Fun Zone (FREE FAMILY ACTIVITIES) 12:00 noon • BMO Kids Run - $25.00 REGISTER NOW for the BMO Kids Run. All registered kids will receive a medal, T-Shirt, beverage and snack. Lucky draw prizes after the event.
Sunday, October 9th - City Park (ABSOLUTELY NO PARKING IN CITY PARK ON SUNDAY) 6:15 a.m. • Bag Check Opens 7:15 a.m. • 42.2 km Marathon Run / Walk Please be at the park a 7:45 a.m. • 21.1 km Half Marathon Run / Walk 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. • FREE Sports Expo minimum of 30 minutes 8:15 a.m. • 10 km Run / Walk prior to your event 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 pm • FREE Kids Fun Zone 10:30 a.m. • Awards 10 km Runners 11:30 a.m. • Awards 21.1 km Half Marathon Runners 12:30 p.m. • Awards 42.2 km Marathon Runners and ALL Walkers
• Police will be at all major intersections and course marshals at those intersections which are less busy. • Trafﬁc is controlled by police on the course when runners are on it. • Directions from RCMP & Trafﬁc Marshals must be obeyed at all times. • Motorists are asked to observe all trafﬁc controls advising of the road closures and watch for participants along the route. • Visit kelowna.ca/roadreport for complete details • Transit service may be affected, speciﬁcally the #2 , #1, #8 and #12 routes. For further information on bus schedules during the event, visit: bctransit.com/kelregion or contact: 250-860-8121.
Please drive slowly
and carefully. Volunteers Needed Meet new people, Bring a Friend Get a cool T-Shirt, Win Great Prizes Volunteer Appreciation Evening Call Jane at 250-300-3300
Limited Edition BMO Okanagan Marathon labelled St. Hubertus Souvenir Wine • Available at Sunshine booth (while quantities last) • $20 per bottle, all proceeds to the Sunshine Foundation
• Provided at the Start/Finish area. • There are also a number of other washrooms throughout City Park
Note: City Park is closed on Sunday. • Limited parking available at: • Chapman Parkade 345 Lawrence Avenue • Library Parking 1360 Ellis Street Go to www.kelowna.ca for more parking information
B.C. Athletics road running rules apply. It is the responsibility of athletes to be familiar with these rules. For Sunday events, no running strollers, roller blades, support vehicles, escort runners, pets or cyclists allowed. For Saturday 5K Fun Walk/Run, strollers are welcome. Headphones or any other personal listening devices are discouraged. The BMO Okanagan Marathon race course will be marked with orange trafﬁc cones. 5K Athletes MUST stay within the trafﬁc cones unless otherwise directed by an BMO / Run l Wa kollers Okanagan Marathon ofﬁcial or course marshal. Str ome Be aware that the board walk and brick work section of race course is uneven. Welc See race course map. Medical personnel and ofﬁcials reserve the right to remove any athlete from the race judged to be physically incapable of continuing without health risk.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011 Capital News
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BMO celebrates family fun and ﬁtness at the 2011 BMO Okanagan Marathon BMO Bank of Montreal® is proud to be the title sponsor of the 2011 BMO Okanagan Marathon. At the Family Festival Weekend, make sure you get a hug from BMO the Bear as he joins in the fun at the Kids Zone and at the 1.6 km BMO Kids Run on Saturday. Test your soccer skills at the BMO Soccer Speedzone. Or cheer on the runners and walkers participating in the Full and Half Marathons and the 10 km race on Sunday. Plus, children participating in the BMO Kids Run will have the chance to win one of four RESPs valued at $250 each to be drawn after the race. New this year: if you’re a BMO customer, be sure to visit the Running Room at the Expo and show your BMO Debit Card ® or BMO MasterCard®* to receive a 15% discount off your entire purchase! Or, relax your entire body before and after your run at the BMO booth with a free BMO Power of Blue Massage. Visit the Expo to learn more about other exclusive BMO Power of Blue perks. The BMO Okanagan Marathon is a wonderful way to enjoy a ﬁt and healthy lifestyle while helping to raise funds for the Sunshine Foundation Dreams for Kids. Let’s all have a safe and enjoyable weekend
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Sports Expo Exhibitors BMO • Bondi Band • CEP Compression Sportswear • Flora Manufacturing Health in Hand Family Chiropractic • Isagenix • Nature’s Fare Market • Running Room • Solo Nutrition Sporty Jewels • Sunshine Foundation • Team Diabetes
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Potent powerplay key to a winning start for Rockets Warren Henderson
On top of getting off to a quicker start than a year ago, the Kelowna Rockets were hoping to ice a more effective power play early in 2011-12. So far, so good on both counts for the WHL club which has won its first two games, and is 5-for14 with the man advantage. “I think the guys have done a pretty good job of not over passing,” Rockets head coach Ryan Huska said of the league’s thirdbest power play. “We’re shooting a lot more, the guys are playing with that mentality, and it’s working so far.” And on the subject of his club’s 2-0 start: “It’s really early, but it’s nice to get some wins in the bank right off the hop,” said Huska, whose Rockets started last season at 0-4.
7 p.m. Nov. 3 The Rockets will look to make it three wins in a row Wednesday night when the Tri-City Americans make a stop at Prospera Place. The Ams are the early pace-setters in the U.S. Division with a 3-1-0-0 mark. “They’ve got some skilled forwards, they’ve
IT’S REALLY EARLY, BUT IT’S NICE TO GET SOME WINS… Ryan Huska, Kelowna Rockets head coach
been one of the best teams in our conference for quite a few years,” said Huska. “They play a hightempo, fast-paced style so we need to make sure we limit our turnovers.” The Rockets took care of business in their home opener Saturday night with a 6-3 win over the rival Vancouver Giants. Rookie forward Carter Rigby scored his first two goals as a Rocket— one of the highlight-reel variety—added an assist, and dropped his gloves in a second-period bout with Vancouver’s Scott Cooke. “It was a good game for Carter,” Huska said. “I thought he played well at both ends, and he stood up for a teammate which was good to see.” The Rockets will head south of the border this weekend for games in Kennewick, Wash. Friday against the Ams, and Saturday in Spokane against the Chiefs.
ROCKETS FORWARD Zach Franko (right) scored one of his team’s goals in a 6-3 win over the Vancouver Giants Saturday night at Prospera Place.
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Sloppy mistakes must be eliminated against V.I. Raiders Warren Henderson STAFF REPORTER
Despite a lopsided final result, the Okanagan Sun weren’t exactly the picture of perfection in Saturday’s 48-21 win over the Chilliwack Huskers. With first place on the
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for us on all three sides of the ball,” Casey said “Whether we played down to them, or just weren’t ready to play, it’s hard to figure out. “It was a step backwards for us, but the good thing is the mistakes we made are correctable.
“As a coaching staff we weren’t happy, but we can benefit from this and learn from it. It was just a speed bump, we’ll work hard this week and be ready for Sunday.” A pair of 55-yard interception returns for touchdowns by Chilliwack’s
Tanner Hamade off Jeremy Joseph-Mraovic were among the low-lights of the night for the Sun. A failed third- down gamble by the Sun deep in their own zone also led to a Huskers’ score, their first in 23 quarters against Okanagan.
Still, one sloppy night in Chilliwack aside, Casey believes the Sun are a much better football club—all across the board—than the one that lost to the Raiders 33-20 on Aug. 27 in Nanaimo. See Mistakes A27
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B.C. high school football season opener with a victory. Dylan Hoogveld’s 85yard kick off return for a touchdown helped push the Bears to a 32-18 victory over the Rutland Voodoos Friday night in Okanagan AAA Conference action at the Apple Bowl. Godwin wasn’t the least bit surprised that the young Voodoos, who led 13-12 at the half, gave the Bears all they could handle. “They have an all-star coaching staff over there, so I knew they’d be prepared,” said Godwin. “Honestly, if not for that kick return, who knows which way the game would have gone.” Godwin said stopping the Voodoos on two fourth-down gambles was key in the first half, while a pair of fumble recoveries by Scott Vincent— forced by Teagan MacRae and linebacker Curtis Urlacher—in the second half also ended Rutland drives. If not for a couple of
big plays, the Voodoos coaching staff felt the result could have been very different. “It was a tough loss for us,” said Voodoos head coach Shane Sommerfeld. “I felt that we out played Boucherie but they found a way to win through the big play and they did a great job of taking advantage of our mistakes. “We are still not playing to our potential, but we are very close.” QB Joe Court passed for 211 yards and two touchdowns for the Bears, one each to Jarrett Young and Tomas Lammers. Court and Cam Spence scored majors along the ground. Josh Fender had 10 tackles on defense, while Peter Briker and MacRae had picks, and Brandon Hayward had a QB sack. Sam Ferguson again led Rutland’s attack with 165 yards and all three touchdowns. On defense, Christian Hopper had six tackles
KELOWNA OWLS quarterback Sam Davies (left) throws for an open receiver
against Salmon Arm in B.C. high school football action Friday at the Apple Bowl. and three sacks. The Bears will travel to Salmon Arm Friday, while the Voodoos and Owls meet Friday night, 6:30 at the Apple Bowl.
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The Kelowna Owls brushed a 0-4 exhibition record under the rug and downed the Salmon Arm Golds in the season opener for both clubs Friday night the Apple Bowl. Quarterback Sam Davies again led by example for the Owls with 191 yards passing, two touchdown throws and
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another major on the ground. The 5-foot-10, 155pound senior, who plays with a never-say-die mentality, continually escaped the pressure of the Golds’ front seven, drawing the praise of head coach Roy Anderson. “Sam played well again, he had a big night for us,” said Anderson. Davies hooked up with Brook Blackmore and Eli Haynes for TD passes, while Blackmore rushed for 101 yards and scored a second major along the ground. Nathan Brown
had the other TD for the Owls who led most of the night, but had trouble shaking off the Golds. “They’re a tough and scrappy team,” Anderson said. “We’d get up and several times we thought we’d pull away, but they kept coming back and making it close.” Cole Mosychuk led the defense with eight tackles and two sacks. With two tight games on opening night in the Okanagan AAA Conference, Anderson expects a See Wins A28
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SPORTS ▼ HOCKEY
Warriors ready to avenge home opening loss to Vipers The Westside Warriors will get another crack at the defending BCHL champs when the teams face off Wednesday night in Vernon. The Vipers took down the Warriors 5-2 last Friday night in Westside’s home opener at Royal LePage Place. It was the only loss in five starts for the Warriors who pushed their season mark to 4-1 Saturday night with a 5-4 overtime victory over the hometown Merritt Centennials. Max French converted a breakaway with 1:23 remaining in 3-on-3 overtime to settle the issue. f Trailing 2-0 midway through the first, Westside struck four straight goals to seemingly put the game out of reach. But a pair of goals in the final five minutes allowed the host Centennials to force overtime. Scoreless in the first extra tframe, the Cents had a great chance to win it with a penalty shot midway through the
second OT stanza. But goaltender Steve Racine held his ground against Merritt Jakob Reichert, and the game continued. A minute later, French was sent in all alone and beat Merritt’s Tyler Steel to give the Warriors the victory. Michael King was credited with two assists on the night, and logged a ton of ice time on Westside’s back end. “It was a long one,” said King. “Everyone worked really hard and it was good to get the win.” King also took on added responsibility on Saturday in the absence of Captain Izaak Berglund, who missed the matchup with a concussion suffered the night before against Vernon. Connor Dempsey, Tyler Krause, Seb Lloyd, and Shawn Hochhausen scored in regulation time for the Warriors. Steve Racine made 39 stops in the victory, after being pulled the night before against Vernon.
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The Sun has outscored its opponents 209-34 in the four games since. “We are a team of competitive athletes, our guys know when it’s time to get down to business and I expect they’ll do that,” Casey said. “We’re a lot better club than we were last time when we played down there (Nanaimo). Our O-line has been phenomenal, our defense and D-line continues to do a great job, and our kicking game is improving with each game. “We’re a long way ahead of where we were two months ago.” To claim top spot in the BCFC for the second year in a row, the Sun (8-1) must beat the Raiders (9-0) by 14 points or more. With so much at stake, including home field advantage for the playoffs, Casey said his club will hold nothing back. “It’s balls to the wall for us, we’re not going out there to just win the game, we’re playing for first place and nothing else,” he said. “Winning the game 20-10 won’t mean a thing. It’s the same as finishing 8-2, second place is second place. “We need to win by two touchdowns, so we’re laying our cards on the table.” Kick off Sunday at the Apple Bowl is 1 p.m.
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Chiefs look to bounce back from tough start The Kelowna Chiefs will look to shake an earlyseason losing streak Friday night when they visit Princeton Posse in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action. The Chiefs’ slump hit four games on Saturday night in a 7-6 loss to the
Kamloops Storm at Rutland Arena. Kelowna was outshot 45-18 through the first two periods and trailed 6-3, but made a game of it in the third period outshooting Kamloops 16-3 and scoring three times. Jordan Salahor led the
Chiefs offensively with two goals and two assists, while Derek Andrews added a goal and two helpers. On Friday in Summerland, the Steam downed the Chiefs 8-4. Kelowna starting goalie Tyler O’Donnell was
pulled in the second period after yielding six goals on 18 shots. Josh McEwan had a goal and an assist in the loss while Phil Bamber added two assists. The next home action for the Chiefs (3-5-0) is Saturday night against the Penticton Lakers.
Major Midget Rockets split weekend games The Okanagan Rockets split a pair of road games with Fraser Valley on the weekend, hitting the ice at UBC in Vancouver as part of the BCMML’s annual showcase weekend. The split has the Rockets at 2-and-2 early in the
B.C. Major Midget Hockey League. A day after Rockets captain Josh Ellis had a four point night to key a 6-4 comeback win, the Rockets dropped to .500 on the season with a 6-2 loss to the Valley West Hawks.
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week, Sam Kwasnycia was a force with nearly 150 all-purpose yards and a touchdown, and was also a a force at safety. QB Nick Corman ran an efficient offense and scored the other major. Head coach James Franssen applauded the play of both the offensive and defensive lines, particularly defensive tackles Jamie Guy and Adam Mitton. The Huskies expect their biggest test of the season this Friday when they host the Kalamalka Lakers, also 2-0. “They’re well coached and a very physical team,” said Franssen. “It’s a tall order, but our guys played well against them in exhibition.” Kick-off is 4 p.m. at the CNC turf field.
competitive season from start to finish. “We have four good teams this year,” he said. “There aren’t going to be any easy games. It should be exciting.” The Owls will take on Rutland this Friday at the Apple Bowl.
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Sam Overton returned to the lineup to lead the Okanagan Mission Huskies past the Valleyview Vikings Friday night in Kamloops. Overton, who had been hampered by a sore shoulder, rushed for more than 100 yards and two touchdowns as the Huskies pushed their Okanagan AA Conference record to 2-0. For the second straight
The Liquid Lightning Swim Club brought home two awards from Swim B.C. and the British Columbia Swim Coaches Association’s annual awards banquet held at the Whistler Convention Centre Sept. 24. The West Kelownabased youth swim club was named 2011 Swim B.C. Club of the Year. The criteria for the award included outstanding leadership in the development of athletes competing at all levels, supporting coaching excellence, promoting the values of the sport of swimming in the community, encouraging volun-
teerism and making positive contributions to the sport of swimming. This is the first time that the Liquid Lightning has been awarded Club of the Year. There are almost 60 swim clubs in British Columbia. “I think that the kids worked hard, the whole organization worked hard as a whole,” said Emil Dimitrov, the Lightning’s head coach. “I am excited that the whole organization worked well and focussed on what is important for the kids.” Dimitrov was named the British Columbia Swim Coaches Association’s 2011 Junior National Coach of the Year because of the performance of Lightning swimmer Kierra Smith. Dimitrov said that there are lots of kids in the
LIQUID LIGHTNING Swim Club head coach Emil Dimitrov displays his Swim B.C. Junior Coach of theYear Award. club poised to follow in Smith’s footsteps. “We’ll see this year and the following years if
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On Sunday the Rockets couldn’t complete a road sweep and fell 6-2. Gen Bryshun and Morgan Johnston had the Rockets’ goals, their first in the BCMML. Brenden Mills got the start in goal for the Rock-
ets and wasn’t given much help on the night. Mills turned aside 21 of the 27 shots he faced on the game. The Rockets will hit the road again this weekend with a trip to Nelson as they take on the Kootenay Ice on Saturday and Sunday.
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Kelowna’s female midget Tier 1 home opener at CNC was a rough and tumble affair as Kelowna and Salmon Arm battled hard in their season opener. The game was scoreless for much of the back and forth game before Meaghan Bradford scored with just 3:47 to play in the third period to give Kelowna the win. Cassie Strymecki and Lauren Carson had the assists while Kirsten Wiltshire was outstanding in net to earn the shutout. Other members of the team are Alana Attew, Jade Banman, Mikaela Clarkson, Jennifer Kenny, Kennedy Kneller, Hannah Koch, Rachel Lobay, Ashley Mak, Jasmin Sears, Tiana Stuart, Sara Vicaretti, Naomi Yamaoka and Julie Humphries.
FEMALE BANTAM TIER 1
Kelowna’s bantam female tier 1 team was un-
daunted by a late Kamloops goal and scored with less than a second to go in regulation to earn a win over Kamloops. Abby Cook scored with just .3 seconds remaining in the game as Kelowna beat rival Kamloops 4-3 to earn the win. Cassie Laturnus, Breanna Bernsden and Christy Blackburne also scored for Kelowna who built a 3-1 lead before Kamloops came back to tie the game, setting the stage for Cook’s game winner. Cayla Laturnus had two assists in a winning cause.
MALE PEEWEE TIER 2
It didn’t take long for the Kelowna Peewee Tier 2 Jr. Rockets to gel together as a team. The team was finalized on Tuesday and hit the ice on Friday in an early season tournament in Penticton. The team went 4 and 1 over the weekend including a 4-1 win over Penticton in the final.
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Part of the disclosure statement includes a summary of election expenses organized by expense class. This statement is submitted to the electoral officer and is filed in the local government records. This statement remains on file for seven years and is available to any member of the general public who wishes to view it. The Official Agent becomes the campaign manager and can act as a contact for the chief election officer when you are out of town. The Official Agent may appoint scrutineers who may represent their candidate at a voting place to observe the voting procedures and scrutinize the counting process. The official City of Kelowna election website is kelowna.ca/election. The official twitter hashtag is #kelownavotes. The municipal election takes place the third Saturday of November, which this year will be Nov. 19. Gabriele Banka is a Certified General Accountant and the owner of Banka & Company Inc. 250-763-4528 email@example.com
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NEWS ▼ MENTAL HEALTH
Raising awareness about realities of mental illness M entall Illness Awareness Week is an annual national public education campaign designed to open the eyes of Canadians about the reality of mental illness. It was started by the Canadian Psychiatric As-
sociation in 1992, and is now organized by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health. This year’s campaign runs Oct. 2 to 9 and there are a number of excellent events taking place in our community.
One particularly useful feature of this week’s events is the Beyond the Blues depression and anxiety screening days, taking place on Thursday and Friday of this week. This year there will be two sites set up in town. The first will be
REGIONAL DISTRICT OF CENTRAL OKANAGAN REFERENDUM – NOVEMBER 19, 2011 (Killiney Community Hall Service Area Establishment) BYLAW NO. 1294 – Proposed establishment of a service area to fund the operation, maintenance and capital expenditures of the Killiney Community Hall Building Site NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO VOLUNTEER AS A SCRUTINEER On Saturday, November 19, 2011 qualified electors within the Killiney Community Hall Service Area will be voting on the following question: “Are you in favour of the Regional District of Central Okanagan adopting Bylaw No. 1294 to establish a service area within a portion of Central Okanagan West Electoral Area to operate and maintain the Killiney Community Hall, at an annual cost not to exceed $0.05 per $1000 of assessed value of land and improvements on properties within the service area?” In accordance with Section 169 of the Local Government Act, Scrutineers for and against the question must be appointed if applications are received from persons who wish to volunteer for the positions. Only persons entitled to vote as electors on the question shown above are entitled to act as scrutineers. One scrutineer for and one scrutineer against the question may be appointed for each voting place if sufficient applications are received. Applications to act as a scrutineer will be received by the Chief Election Officer at the office of the: Regional District of Central Okanagan 1450 K.L.O. Road, Kelowna, B.C. during regular office days and hours for the period: commencing at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 4, 2011 and ending at 4:00 p.m., Friday, October 14, 2011. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays. Application forms are available at: Regional District of Central Okanagan, 1450 K.L.O. Road, Kelowna, B.C. Download from our website at www.regionaldistrict.com
Thursday at Okanagan College in The Pit, from noon to 2 p.m. On Friday, the screening will take place at the Rutland Y, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you are interested in learning more about depression or anxiety or would like to take part in the screening, simply walk up and some knowledgeable people will be there to assist you. You can also find some of the screening tests and information online at www.heretohelp. bc.ca/connect/educationevents. *** On Oct 18, Vernon native Michael Schratter will ride through Kelowna as part of the Ride Don’t Hide tour. Schratter is cycling around the world to battle stigma one pedal at a time. Everyone is invited to join him at 6 p.m. at the old KSS site and ride to Kelowna Cycle for a welcome home reception. Mental illness directly affects roughly one in five Canadians and touches the lives of almost everyone. Although we often
Paul Latimer think of media portrayals depicting ‘crazy’ people or those who are very disturbed, mental illness has many different faces and affects people from all walks of life. Although just as common as many other chronic illnesses, mental disorders are concentrated not among our senior citizens but among men and women in their prime working years. Among full-time employees in Canada, time
MENTAL ILLNESS DIRECTLY AFFECTS ROUGHLY ONE IN FIVE CANADIANS AND TOUCHES THE LIVES OF ALMOST EVERYONE.
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A special opportunity to see the documentary on Cubaâ€™s called Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up? and meet filmmaker behind it will take place Saturday, 7 p.m., at the Kelowna campus theatre of Okanagan College. Emmy and George Polk award-winning filmmaker Saul Landau joined forces with Oscar-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler to tell the hidden story of 50 years of American terrorism against the Cuban people, presenting the case of the five Cuban anti-terrorists who tried to prevent subversive actions against their country and have been unjustly locked in U.S. prisons for over 13 years. Landau is a scholar, author and producer of more than 40 documentary films. He has been travelling on an international promotion tour for the film. The showing of the film is open to the public, with a suggested donation of $5
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Rutland Waterworks District crews will be performing annual water main ﬂushing starting Oct 4th, to Nov 31st, 2011, between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Water main ﬂushing is an integral part of maintaining water quality. Areas affected are as follows: All Roads within the boundaries of Hwy 33 to Springﬁeld Rd and Hollywood Rd to Ziprick Rd and all roads within, also included in this area are the following roads: Hollywood Rd South of Springﬁeld Rd, Pasadena Rd, Peck Rd, Tamarack Dr and Creekside Rd. Enterprise Way, Cary Rd, Powick Rd, Jenkins Rd. During this period you may experience varied water pressure and some discoloration in your water. If you do experience discoloration in your water, we advise you to run your cold water until it runs clear. Please refrain from doing laundry during these hours. For more information, call the Rutland Waterworks Ofﬁce during regular business hours at (250) 765-5218 or visit our website at, www.rutlandwaterworks.com We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation. SEA CADETS - 12-18yrs. Activities include sailing, seamanship, Leadership skills and physical ﬁtness. (250)862-1677 NAVY LEAGUE CADETS 9-13 yrs. Introduces young Canadians to a nautical life. (250)215-0838
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BRULOTTE, HENRY Went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 26, 2011 at the age of 90. Survived by his loving family, daughters Rose-Anne (Melvin) Turner of Kelowna, Jeannine (Andy) Godbout of Kelowna, grandchildren Monica Turner, Cecil (Jewel) Turner, Neil Godbout, Karen Godbout (Dan Wilton), great grandchildren Michael Riha, Colby Turner, Sierra Turner, Brooke Turner, Claire Godbout, sisters Micheline Bouchard of Stoney Plain, AB and Germaine Turcotte of Grande Prairie, AB and numerous nieces and nephews. Sadly predeceased by his ﬁrst wife Yvette Brulotte in 1995, second wife Violet Brulotte in 2003, brothers Paul, Toine, Romeo, Guy, sisters Alma Hebert, Medora Lechasseur, Rosanna Halwa and Lea Pariseau. Henry was a farmer, trucker, logger and a house builder by trade and worked in Northern Alberta for many years. He was an avid gardener. He volunteered at the Winﬁeld Senior Centre for many years. Henry loved to play crib, cards and horse shoes. He was a member of the Horse Shoe Club, and a Legion member for 55 years. Henry enjoyed many years of square dancing and curling with his second wife Violet. A Funeral Mass was held on Thursday, September 29th, at St. Edwards Catholic Church, 11123 Okanagan Centre Road East, Lake Country, BC. Interment took place at Lakeview Memorial Gardens. In lieu of ﬂowers, memorial donations may be made to BC Heart & Stroke Foundation, #4 – 1551 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springﬁeldfuneralhome.com 250-860-7077.
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It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Charles Frederick Christoffersen (Fred) on Oct 1, 2011. Fred was born 24 Dec 1935 in Kamloops BC, and shortly thereafter, his family moved to Revelstoke BC where he resided for the next 40 years. Fred married his high school sweetheart, Audrey Herbert, and over the next 58 years they were blessed with 4 children, Debra (Peter), Laurie (Cameron), Janice and Cory (Leanne), 9 grandchildren (Mark, Bradley, Lisa, Nick, Alex,Tyler,Travis, Matthew, Kyle) 5 great-grandchildren (Cole, Paige, Isabella, Madilyn, Andrew) and his special little friend & companion Allie. All shall miss him dearly. Fred enjoyed a 35 yr career with CPRail. During his retirement years, Fred was very active in the Masonic Lodge, volunteering at the Kelowna Cancer Clinic, traveling and spending time with all his family and friends. Friends and family are invited to attend a Memorial service that will be held on Friday, Oct 7th at 1 pm, at the Salvation Army Community Church, 1480 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna BC. In lieu of ﬂowers, Freds charity of choice would be Okanagan Cancer Car Project, 2251 Abbott St, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 1E2.
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May 6, 1935 – September 30, 2011 SIMS - On Friday, September 30th, 2011 Lynn passed away peacefully in her sleep after a courageous battle with cancer. She was predeceased by her parents James Perkins and Hazel Nevada Hepburn as well as an infant sister Tana. Lynn will be greatly missed by her loving husband and best friend of 55 years Cameron. She also leaves to mourn her children Tana (Dwayne Marsden) Kolibaba of Grande Prairie; Darrel (Tracy) Sims of Taber; Scarlett (Cliff) Ferris of Grande Prairie; and Wes Sims of Grande Prairie. She also leaves grandchildren: Cameron, Sharon, Edward, Braedan, Nathan, Shawn, Stacy, Eric, Randy, Joshua, and Paige. She adored her Great Granddaughter Ryann. Lynn will also be missed by her brothers and sister Jim (Barb) Hepburn, Barb (Bill) McGee, and Barry (Debbie) Hepburn as well as many nieces and nephews. She was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and later moved to Edmonton with her family. She worked at CN when she was introduced to Cam and they later married on June 23, 1956. She stayed at home to raise her family and later worked at Sears and for the Crown Prosecutor in Edmonton. They moved to Grande Prairie later on where she worked with Northern Alberta Rapeseed Producers. They retired to Kelowna in 1991 to enjoy the weather and the scenery. Lynn or “Haze” truly loved to paint and leaves many friends and admirers in the art world. She won several awards from the Federation of Canadian Artists. She spent many hours in her ﬂowerbeds and always had the nicest yard in the neighbourhood. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and her favorite nurse “Brylee”. The family would like to thank Dr. Lewke and Dr. Khoo as well as all the medical staff at the Kelowna General Hospital for their compassion and help to make Mom more comfortable. We also cannot appreciate enough all the help and support of Judy Ardelin who was always there for all of us and Mom even when we couldn’t be. A special thanks to Brenda Sims for all her help with Mom. A family celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. in the Chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services, 1211 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC. As well as a family celebration will be held in Grande Prairie, Alberta at a later date. In lieu of ﬂowers, please donate to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Central Okanagan Hospice Association. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com. Arrangements in care of First Memorial Funeral Services, (250) 762-2299.
CHAMBERLAIN, JOAN CATHERINE ELSIE Passed away peacefully in the Kelowna General Hospital on October 01, 2011 in her ninety-ﬁrst year. Born in Vancouver on January 02, 1921, Mum took great pride in the fact that she had lived in Kelowna for over ninety years.
Joan is lovingly remembered by her children, Trevor (Elizabeth) of Rockwood, Ontario, and Patty (Cam) McIntosh of Kelowna; ten grandchildren, Shawn, Robin (Daniel), Amy, Colin, Hayley (Scott), Laura, Graham, Brendan, Heather and Hayden; and many other family members and friends. Joan was predeceased by her parents, Aubrey and Elsie (Woodhams) Matthews; husband, Freddie; daughter, Bonnie (Talbot); and, brother, Richard. A loving, kind and generous daughter, mother, and grandmother, Mum was always “a good sport” who loved to travel, join family gettogethers, and play poker and crib. Her children and grandchildren were a very important part of her life. She loved them dearly, took pride in their accomplishments, and looked forward to their visits. Daughter Bonnie, who passed away in 2004, was deeply missed. Mum was a dedicated teacher, starting at Mission Creek School in 1942 and, later, teaching at Raymer Avenue, Dr. Knox Secondary, Glen Avenue and A.S. Matheson Schools. After retiring in 1985, she continued to enjoy calls and visits from two generations of former pupils. In her ﬁrst year of teaching, Joan met her husband, Freddie, and they were married the following year. Joan and Freddie lived in the Mission Creek district for many years and brought up their three children, Trevor, Bonnie and Patty. Freddie passed away in 1996, after ﬁfty-three years of marriage. Mum was always a very community-minded person. She was one of the founding members of the Kelowna Kinette Club and sang in the Kinette Choir for many years. Mum was also a Life Member of the Dr. Knox Chapter of the I.O.D.E., with sixty years of service. She worked regularly in the I.O.D.E.’s “Superﬂuity Shop” until her ninetieth birthday. Mum had fond memories of her years growing up in Kelowna, and had an immense store of knowledge about the history of the district. She was a dedicated member of both the Okanagan Historical Society and the Retired Teachers Association. Among other things, Mum edited a history of rural schools in the Okanagan and contributed articles to a variety of historical publications. In addition to her own writing, she was often consulted by others seeking information about local history. As a child Mum was introduced to the work of Frank L. Baum, creator of the series of books beginning with the “Wizard of Oz”. Her childhood enjoyment of these books blossomed into a lifelong interest in all things Oz. She was a proud member of the International Oz Club. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday October 05, 2011 at St. Michaels’ and All Angels Anglican Church at 608 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, with the Very Reverend Nissa Basbaum ofﬁciating. A tea will follow at Sunrise Village Recreation Centre at 1260 Raymer Avenue, Kelowna. Donations in memory of Joan Chamberlain can be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, 300-1090 West Pender Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6E 2N7 or at www.cbcf.org/become/don_onl
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HUGHSON TRUCKING INC. is looking for Class 1 Super-B ﬂatdeck drivers. Safety and Performance Bonuses, beneﬁts package, drug & alcohol policy. 2 years experience preferred. We will provide transportation to Southern Alberta. Call 1-800-647-7995 ext 228 or fax resume to 403-6472763 LIVE-IN CAREGIVER NEEDED OWN ROOM, SHARED BATHROOM, HUGE REC ROOM, TV, WIRELESS, COOKING FACILITIES, WD, USE OF VEHICLE PLUS YOU RECEIVE $500/MO. 20HRS/WK MAINLY DROPPING OFF & PICKING UP OUR SPECIAL NEEDS SON FROM COLLEGE AND STAYING WITH HIM UNTIL WE GET HOME/MAYBE A LITTLE BABYSITTING. THE REST OF THE TIME IS YOURS! MUST BE A KIND & CARING INDIVIDUAL, PHYSICALLY FIT, NONSMOKER & HAVE VALID DRIVERS LICENSE. PLEASE CALL ANT 778-478-3668 LVE MSG MARLEN TRANSPORT LTD. requires an experienced B-TRAIN CHIP TRUCK DRIVER for it’s Lumby-Castlegar and Lumby-Kamloops runs. Cross shifting required. Fulltime position with competitive pay and beneﬁts. Fax resume, references and driver’s abstract to (250)547-9818 or email email@example.com. No phone calls please. MEDICAL Courier Co. Temp eve position avail for data entry/sorting. Speed, accuracy & attention to detail req’d. Please Reply to Box#316 c/o Capital News.
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DENTAL RECEPTIONIST: At Swift Dental Excellence we are looking for a customer service orientated, friendly, outgoing person that has a strong work ethic, has computer exp (pref Cleardent Dental)& a CDA or receptionist exp. If you have the qualities we are looking for, then please submit your resume by forwarding it to:email@example.com.
COLLEGE Student seeking PT weekend work. Excellent ref’s. 250-448-1582
Duties include hand collating, straightening papers and ﬂyer insertions. Shifts start at Midnight or earlier. Minimum 3 to 4 days a week. Approx. 24 to 30 hours per week. Good, safe working conditions. Great beneﬁts, bonus plan & growth plan. Interested applicants may drop off resumes to: Kelowna Capital News c/o Glenn Beaudry 2495 Enterprise Way Kelowna, BC V1X 7K2 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
THAI Massage. Totally relax & energize your body & mind. Call 250-801-7188
Joanne Hortensius ARCT
CASE Studies needed. Our students are ready for Manicure, $20, Pedicure, $20, Reﬂexology, $29. Acrylic Nails $20. naturalhealthcollege.com 250-868-3114
Mind Body Spirit
#1 for a reason. Paradise Massage. Where men come to relax. 778-477-5050 Kelowna Abandon Stress Whole Body Swedish Massage. Affordable, excellent work.Linda 862-3929 ASIAN LADIES MASSAGE! Lovely, peaceful setting, $60/hr. Call 250-317-3575 BLISS Massage 4 your every need. 10 yrs exp. men only . Call 4 appt. 250-215-7755
JENN’S Academic Tutoring, B.C. Certiﬁed Teacher. Tutoring for all ages & grade levels. Call 250-808-6636
Financial Services IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: it’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161.
REIDCO METAL INDUSTRIES IS LOOKING FOR ENGINEER/ ESTIMATOR. The Engineer Estimator will assist in a variety of roles: • • •
Collators and Inserters Required
For All Ages
ALUMINUM/FITTER Welders for Kamloops. Min 3-5 yrs exp. Welding Test Req. Comp Wages & Beneﬁts Pkg. Email:email@example.com
EXPERIENCED Drywallers and Steel stud framers, Central Alberta work. Beneﬁts, competitive wages full time work. Please contact ofﬁce at 1-403-342-4885 or fax resume to 1-403-342-2435.
Mind Body Spirit ESSENTIAL Massage/foot care. Warm Clean Studio conveniently located. (778)-478-1582
SALES ASSOCIATES req. P/T for Fashion Addition 14+ location at Spall Plaza. Apply in person/ email
EXPANDING DODGE Dealership requires Journeyman automotive technicians. Thriving vibrant community. Wages $38.00 & up. Excellent beneﬁts, relocation bonus. Fax resume 306-463-6808 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Kindersley, Sask.
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Estimating and quoting associated with parts production in fast paced CNC environment. Provision of exemplary customer service in terms of communication, engineering advice, timeliness of response. Producing material requisitions and work order documentation for issurance to the shop ﬂoor. Analysis and evaluation of completed work orders. Various other duties or special projects as required.
EDUCATION EXPERIENCE • • • • • • • •
Education as journeyman Fabricator or Mechanical Engineering Technologist an asset. Experience estimating and quoting in sophisticated steel and aluminium fabrication environment is essential. Familiarity with all aspects of metal fabrication. Hands on shop ﬂoor experience in metal fabrication plant. Superior computer skills including proﬁciency in Microsoft Ofﬁce and experience with manufacturing ERP systems. Great communication skills, both written and verbal. Ability to work well within a multi-disciplined team. Good organizational skills and attention to detail.
Please send resumes to email@example.com
No phone calls please.
THE CENTRAL OKANAGAN HOSPICE ASSOCIATION (COHA) is presently seeking a unique, caring and compassionate Volunteer Coordinator, who will become part of a dynamic and committed team. The individual we seek will be organized, detail oriented, able to work with a variety of people and personalities and be comfortable working in an unstructured environment with numerous interruptions and with limited supervision. As a Volunteer Coordinator, you will be asked to utilize your skills and experience, including, but not limited to: team building abilities, computer and database experience, training and facilitation experience, management experience, organizational and problem-solving skills. Your previous experience in a non-proﬁt or health care environment coupled with experience working with volunteers would be considered a real asset to this position as would your ability to provide support and creative solutions for the needs of over 150 trained and dedicated volunteers. COHA is a non-proﬁt organization, celebrating its 30th year of operations in the Central Okanagan and is committed to community outreach and to meeting the needs of the terminally ill and their families by providing compassionate care and supportive assistance through resources, trained volunteers and professional counseling. This full time (35 hours/week) requires a vehicle and ﬂexible hours which include working some weekends and evenings. Beneﬁts are available after the successful completion of a 3 month probation period. Starting wage for this position is $20/hour If this position is of interest to you, please send your resume and cover letter by e-mail only to: firstname.lastname@example.org by October 14, 2011. No phone calls please. Applicants not contacted within three weeks of the closing date are thanked for their interest.
Westwood Electric is an electrical contractor providing services to a wide range of industries in Western Canada. We offer a competitive compensation package with excellent beneﬁts, and provide opportunities for growth and development within the organization. We are currently recruiting for the position of Business Development Representative to be based in our ofﬁce in Vernon, British Columbia. The BD Rep will focus on securing bid packages from Westwood’s existing and potential customer base, and will assist in the delivery of Westwood’s project proposals. The BD Rep will be responsible to regularly attend customer sites across Western Canada, and to determine and communicate any prequaliﬁcation or potential project information. The successful candidate responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: • Initiate and maintain communication with Westwood’s customer and potential customer base. This will include extensive travel across Western Canada, and any other region as required. • To support the creation and delivery of prequaliﬁcation documentation or project proposals as necessary. • Maintain and communicate a list of potential projects by both industry and location. The ideal candidate for the position will possess the following attributes and qualiﬁcations: • Previous marketing and industrial sales experience. Existing industrial contacts in the oil and gas, potash, mining, and wood products industries is a deﬁnite asset. • General knowledge of electrical equipment and systems. • General knowledge of industrial construction. • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. All applications will be handled in conﬁdence and should be e-mailed, quoting posting #11-09-BDR-KCN to email@example.com or faxed to (780) 986-4329.
Capital News Tuesday, October 4, 2011
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#1 NU-MAID Cleaning “Making U House Proud”! Professional. Reliable. 250-215-1073
PAPER Trails Bookkeeping Payroll A/R A/P Remittances Financial Reports. Professional,reliable,convenient. Pickup & delivery 778-4771970 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Sales & Service Directory CONTRACTORS
Licensed & Insured
765-6898 In business since 1989
EXCAVATION TREMBLAY’S EXCAVATING LTD.
•Full Landscaping •Rock Retaining Walls •Portable Soil Screener •Excavators & Bobcat Loaders CELL: (250) 979-8033 BUS: (250) 861-1500
LAWN & GARDEN SAME DAY SERVICE FULLY INSURED FREE ESTIMATES
Lawn Maintenance, Yard Clean-Ups, Pruning/Hedges, Gardening, Gutters, Rubbish Removal, Odd Jobs BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY CUT NOW!
Call 310-JIMS(5467) www.jimsmowing.ca
Senior’s Specials Experience & Quality New Homes & Repaints Ceilings Bondable. Insurance Work Call Terry
“Renovation Experts” Interior/exterior Prompt, clean and reliable Insured 250-826-2284 email@example.com
Kelowna Gutter Cleaning & Repair
We install, service, & repair all makes of doors & openers. FREE ESTIMATES • INSURANCE CLAIMS Call for appointment
• Fix leaks • 20 years. experience • Fascia sofﬁt repairs • Downpipes • Re-Slope
1630 Innovation Dr. Kelowna, BC V1V 2Y5 P 250.765.3004 | F 250.491.1773 Natural Stone Surfaces All One Piece Laminate
EXTERIOR STARTING AT $1200 PNI 2 ROOMS, 2 COATS $169 PNI
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Local, Long Distance Anything, Anytime, Anywhere Weekly to Vancouver & Alberta $49/hr + Up Lowest Rates Guaranteed
HANDYMAN Larry’s Handyman & Renovation Services • Interior & Exterior Renovations • Carpentry • Painting • Small Repairs • Pressure Washing
• Kitchen & Bathroom Upgrades • Yard Maintenance • Fences, Decks • Tile • Graffiti Removal
Handyman Services Fencing, Painting, Concrete, House and Yard Maintenance & Repair, Lawnmower Tuneups Worksafe Registered
250-863-2129 Kelowna, West Kelowna, Lake Country
Visit our showroom at THE AIRPORT BUSINESS PARK Monday - Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm Family owned & operated for over 40 years
EXPERIENCED CRAFTSMEN QUALITY WORKMANSHIP SERVICE YOU CAN TRUST
• Bath Remodels • Decks • Drywall
• Kitchen Remodels • Painting • Plumbing
• Electrical • Tile Work • To-Do Lists • Much More
Canadian Homebuilders Association
Kelowna • 250-717-5500 kelowna.handymanconnection.com
WELDING METAL FABRICATION LTD. Fences • Gates • Railings • Security Bars • Cargo Racks • Rollcages • Boat Railings & more. Tube Bending Specialists www.getbentmetalfab.ca
ASPEN LANDSCAPING LTD
Licensed, Bonded & Insured
Independently Owned and Locally Operated
Book now for landscape projects, retaining walls, pavers, irrigation repair, installation + blowouts. BOOK BEFORE SEPT 30TH AND WE WILL PAY THE HST 250-317-7773 or visit us at: aspenlandscaping.ca
Replace existing & install new furnaces, AC’s, heat pumps & ﬁreplaces. Licensed.
Ph: 250-869-0697 Cell 250-470-9498
Residential & Commercial Wiring, New Construction, Renovations & Service Changes. Complete telephone & data cabling services, Prompt quality service. Licensed & Bonded Call Steve 250-864-2099
speak with a classiﬁed rep to get this space working for you
Local or Long Distance Polite & Professional
On select colors only | Installation available
North End Moving Services
GARAGE DOOR GUTTER & SERVICES DOWNSPOUTS
250-863-9830 or 250-768-1098
For All Your Tree Care Needs Complete Tree Removal • Shaping • Thinning • Crown Reduction • Stump Grinding • Fully Insured • WCB
A & S Electric
PAINTING AFFORDABLE PAINTING
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.’
Joe’s Moving Service “The Professionals”
• Local/long distance • Storage Available • No job too small • Free Estimates Call Joe Anytime 250-470-8194
Local, Long Distance Anything, Anytime, Anywhere Weekly to Vancouver & Alberta $49/hr + Up Lowest Rates Guaranteed
ANYTHING ANYWHERE ANYTIME JUNK REMOVAL
We haul appliances, household waste, furniture, EVERYTHING to the dump!
Custom tile setting. Travertine, marble, granite & ceramic. Decks, kitchen, baths. Guaranteed work.
WINDOWS WE INSTALL WINDOWS
Celebrating 30 years of business in Kelowna. Grants available. Please call Vally Glass Kelowna, 250-763-1719
To book your space, call
250-763-7114 and speak with a classiﬁed rep today!
• Bath Remodels • Decks • Drywall Licensed, Bonded & Insured
Independently Owned and Locally Operated
• Kitchen Remodels • Painting • Plumbing
• Electrical • Tile Work • To-Do Lists • Much More
EXPERIENCED CRAFTSMEN QUALITY WORKMANSHIP SERVICE YOU CAN TRUST
Canadian Homebuilders Association
Kelowna • 250-717-5500 kelowna.handymanconnection.com
Machining & Metal Work
Garden & Lawn
J&M’S Cleaning. Move in/out, post constr, organizing, gardening. Maralee,250-878-9729
$29.95 “Lawn Cutting Great rates on all yard work.Fence repair & Painting250-863-7539
A-1 LAWN SPRINKLER BLOW OUTS
12/7 A MOBILE COMPUTER TECH. Certiﬁed computer technician, virus removal, repairs, upgrades. Let me come to you. 250-717-6520. 12/7 In-Home Repairs. New Systems/Upgrades. 20+yrs Prof. Service. Peter 215-4137
Concrete & Placing
Ace of Spades Irrigation Blow Outs. Hedge & Tree Pruning Rototiling Michael 878-1315
AAA Best Rates Moving $59+. “Why Pay More” Short/Long Distance. Free Est. Res/Comm, 861-3400 FAMILY Movers. Moving? Anything, anywhere. Local and long distance trips. Packing service available, weekly trips to Vancouver, Alberta, full and partial loads. Cheapest rates in the valley. Free Estimates, 250-493-2687 NORTH END Moving Service Local/Long Distance. Free Estimates 250-470-9498
Call or Text -Tim (250)-215-7788
Gordon’s Quality Lawn Care. Pruning, Trimming, Irrigation Blow outs. Dethatching, Aerating.Lawn Care 250-863-8935 JIM’S MOWING. Same day service. Fully insr’d. Aerating/ Top Dressing. 250-310-5467 TAM’S Gardening. Fall Cleanups/ Maint. Planting, weeding, pruning & more. 250-575-3750 Top quality topsoil, garden mix bark mulch, sand & gravel, decorative rock. Ensign Bros. Pickup Mon-Sat 250-769-7298 TOP SOIL $20/yd. Compost Mix $35/yd., Ogogrow, Gravel, Rocks, Mulches 250-868-3380
CALL MIKE’S ELITE Countertops- All Countertops - Granite, Caesar Stone, Sile Stone, Han Stone, Marble and all natural stone products. Hundreds of colours to choose from. We offer a special every month, call Mike to ﬁnd out this month’s deal! Please call (250)575-8543, 2392 Dominion Road. GRANITE SLAB SALE 30% OFF All Kitchens, kitchen counters, bathroom counters, vessel sinks. 150 colors to choose from GREAT QUALITY & SERVICE Open 9-4 Mon-Fri, 10-2 Sat. Showroom: 1115 Gordon Dr. Free Est. 250-870-1577 CUSTOM ROCKCOUNTERS.COM
REFACE Countertops. 1/2 the Cost of Replacing. Granite & Corian Designs. 470-2235.
Drafting & Design DDD - Dave’s Drafting & Design. Decks, Additions, Etc. 717-5354 or Cell: 317-5354.
Gutters & Downspouts KELOWNA GUTTER Cleaning and repairs, re-slope gutters,etc Richard 250-718-6718
Handypersons LARRY’S Home Repairs. Drywall, painting, electrical, plumbing etc. No job too small! 250-717-3251 NEED a hand inside or out from painting to yard work. 250-215-1712, 250-768-5032 SENIOR Fenton’s Handyman Services. Fencing, Painting, House Maint.(250)863-2129
Heat, Air, Refrig. SOMMERFELD Heating. Replace/install AC’s, heat pumps ﬁreplaces etc. Lic’d. 215-6767
Home Improvements OLD SCHOOL Construction. Interior renovation specialist. Done right the ﬁrst time. Lic & ins. Sen. discount. Cory Doell 250-862-7094
PESL DRYWALL Service Inc. Renovations, new construction and repairs. Boarding, taping, textured ceilings. Call Tomas at 250-212-4483 or 860-3495.
Renovation experts. Int/Ext. Ins’d. Call 250-826-2284
ALAN Dignam Electric. Resid/ Comm. Service calls, Reno’s, Upgrades. lic’d, bonded & Insured. Alan 250-808-6595 A&S ELECTRIC. Resid/Comm Wiring. New constr, renov. & service changes. lic’d & bonded. Steve 864-2099 (cont #90929)
A Full Home Reno Service. GaviaConstructionServices.ca Call Chris at 250-300-3534 LARRY’S Handyman & Reno Serv., Lg. & Sm. jobs, Grafﬁtti Removal etc., 250-718-8879
Fencing ALL KINDS OF FENCES, 6x8 Cedar panels starting @ $65. Gates & custom orders, stainning,250-491-4622www.akf.ca CEDAR Panels, Gates, Custom fencing & Decks. Quality Workmanship Repair & Reno’s Josef 250-864-7755.
Garage Door Services GARAGE Doors- install, service, repair all makes of doors & openers. 250-878-2911
WELL BUILT CONSTRUCTION
Irrigation/Sprinkler Systems IRRIGATION Blow-outs & Repairs, Book Now! Serving Kelowna for 15 years. Book a friend and receive 50% off! 250-212-8899. IRRIGATION winterizing. Book today & receive 50% off spring start-up. Call 250-769-7603 www.vantagekelowna.com
1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1All Exterior Hedge & Tree Specialist. Downsizing, pruning, artistic shaping & removing of hedges & trees. Ins. Call Dave, 250-212-1716
#1 STOP FOR ROCKS. www.bcrocks.com. Please call 250-862-0862 ASPEN LANDSCAPING, irrigation blowout, retaining walls, pavers,No HST.250-317-7773. ENSIGN BROS. Call us for a quote on all your excavating & landscaping needs. Mon-Sat. 250-769-7298
Floor Reﬁnishing/ Installations
Floor Reﬁnishing/ Installations
Garden & Lawn
Moving & Storage #1 Family Movers. Moving & Deliveries. $49/hr+up. Guaranteed best rate. (778)-363-0127
Erik’s Rubbish Removal & Lawn Care. Fall Clean up. Taking bookings now!! Available spots for lawn care next year. 250-859-9053
GET BENT Metal Fab, fences, gates, railings, security bars, 863-4418www.getbentmetalfab.ca
$40 most homes. Owner operator.
For all your concrete services Winter is coming, Seal & Protect Your Concrete from road salts & the elements. Call now for a free estimate Check out our website www.okdcs.ca. Free Estimates. Government Certiﬁed. 250-451-6944
JOURNEYMAN Carpenter for framing, ﬁnishing, additions, decks. Richard. 250-717-7043 KSK Framing & Foundations. Quality workmanship at reas rates. Free est 250-979-8948 WENINGER CONST. Family company commited to Kelowna & Big White. 250-765-6898
Tuesday, October 4, 2011 Capital News
Professional Sanding & Finishing. Dustless Sanding System. Supply & Install of all ly ral atu 250-470-7406 N The Best types of Hardwood.
Painting & Decorating BUDGET PAINTING, Interior, Exterior, 25% off, 100% customer satisfaction, 15 years experience, fully insured, licensed, excellent references, senior discounts, free estimates, 1(250)571-9722
Call COR’S PAINTING. On time, on budget. Neat & tidy. Focus on repaints. Lic & ins. Senior discount. Cory Doell 250-768-8439 EXTERIOR Painting starting at $1200. Any 2 rooms, $169 PNI. (250)-869-2103. Prof. Exp. Tradesman, Painting drywall & taping. Solid references.Jim(250)-215-4855
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XCEL PLUMBING, Irrigation, Gas Fitting and drain cleaning. Comm/res and reno’’s. Service & hot water tanks. 575-3839 DREGER MECH. Plumbing, Gasﬁtting, comm/res & reno, ins’d, 24hr. Call 250-575-5878.
Pressure Washing OKANAGAN Pressure Washing. Commercial/ Residential. Fully insured. 14 years exp. Call Dave at 250-491-1336
Rooﬁng & Skylights GERMAN MASTER ROOFER. Over 30yrs exp. on all kinds of roofs. New Reroof & Repair. Free estimate. Call Steffen, 250-863-8224 Master & Visa.Card www.teamgerman.com. OKANAGAN Rooﬁng All rooﬁng repairs, maint., & reroofs. Warranty on all work Free Est. 769-1100, 878-1172 RYDER ROOFING LTD. Free est, ‘From a hole in your roof to a whole new roof.’ 250-7653191.
Rubbish Removal #1 AAA Junk Removal.Anything,Anytime,Anywhere! Construction/Appls. 778-363-0127 250-808-0733 SKYHIGH DISPOSAL. Full service Junk Removal & Bin Rentals. $39.99 1/2 ton truck, Load Junk, Yard waste.Haul away. 250-863-7539.
ERIK the STUDENT RUBBISH REMOVAL HAULS FROM $39.99 & UP
250-859-9053 The Dump Truck Junk Removal & Bin Rental Call 778-215-1111 www.thedumptruck.ca Free Estimates!
Telephone Services A PHONE Disconnected? We can help. Best rates. Speedy connections. Great long distance. Everyone approved. Call today, 1-877-852-1122. Protel Reconnect.
Merchandise for Sale
Merchandise for Sale
Merchandise for Sale
$100 & Under
TILE Setter. Artistic Ceramics. Custom tile setting. Call 250870-1009
BLACK & Decker Leaf Blower/Vaccuum, $50 obo. 250763-4174 CENTURY Battery Charger, $25, 250-448-5507 EIGHT Foot Aluminum Ladder $30, 250-448-5507 FITTED sofa bed cover, Sears. New, dark blue, $75. 250-861-5043 HOT & Cold hot water dispenser, white, like new, $35. 250-763-4174 MYRTLE Wood burl table, $60. 250-448-5507 Patio swing, round bistro table umbrella 2 bistro chairs square table etc. $75 (250)448-5489 PRINTER: New, HP Printer, Scanner, Copier. New ink cartrages (valued at approx $70 alone) $60 for all. Call 250869-7362 ROUND Table & Four Chairs, $30, 250-448-5507 TAYLORMADE R7 10.5 Regular Graphite Driver. $95, Phone 250-763-8750 WALNUT Double Bed, $30, 250-448-5507 YARD Works Hedge Trimmer, $30. 250-763-4174
ANTIQUE To MODERN Home Furnishings for all Budgets & Tastes. Come to OK Estates Furniture and More. 3292 HWY 97N (beside Sheepskin Boutique) Tue-Sat, 11-5. 250807-7775 okestates.ca QUEEN BEDROOM set, 6-pc, black, basically new. Serta mattress. $500. 250-864-1409.
Shoprider Mobility Scooters & Powerchairs. Mobility equipment and lifts, New & Used. www.okmobility.ca Kelowna: 250-764-7757, Vernon: 250542-3745, Toll free: 1-888-5423745 WHEELCHAIR. In excellent condition, 16 inch wheelchair. Head rest & foot rest. Asking $700 obo. Call 250-491-2566
Misc. for Sale
Tree Services 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1All Exterior Hedge & Tree Specialist. Downsizing, pruning, artistic shaping & removing of hedges & trees. Ins. Call Dave, 250-212-1716 ROB’S Tree Care Ltd 1975. For all your tree care needs. Ins. & Cert. WCB. 212-8656
Trucking/ Bull Dozing TNT TRUCKING. No load too small. Junk removal, sand, gravel, etc. (250)862-0821 (250)765-2778.
Windows WE install windows. 30yrs in Kelowna. Grants avail. Valley Glass Kelowna, 250-763-1719
Pets & Livestock
Equestrian broke horses, registered, paint/Appy/AQHA, come & try them out, $1500+ (250)4995397, firstname.lastname@example.org
Feed & Hay 1st $6.50 & 2nd $7.00 cut Alfalfa grass mix, Irrigated, 70 80lb bales, barn stored, (250)547-6816 800 lb round bales: this years grass hay $50./bale, last years grass hay $25./bale. Wheat Straw bales 3x3x8 700 lb $40/bale 250-804-6720 Ginseng tarps 24’ x 165’ for shade or windbreak. Inexpensive and attractive solution for hay shed, livestock shelter etc. $150 each. 250-558-8322. Quote available for installation. HAY FOR SALE; Grass or Grass Alfalfa mix, Round bales $70 each, approx. 800lbs. Large square bales, 3x3x8, $160/ton. Delivery avail. on larger orders. 250838-6630 *HAY-SALES-GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763.
Pet Services W W W. M Y D O G WO R K S . C A Puppy Kindergarten, Foundation Obediance, Agility, Private & Group. Kathy 250-317-1288
Pets ADORABLE Bichon pups.1st Shots. F: $475, M: $375 Mom $325 Call (250)-767-2471 CKC reg’d Beagle pups. Ready to go. 250-379-2207. Will meet/deliver. HAVANESE / BICHON frise puppies, come with shots, delivery available (250)804-6848 P.B. German shepherd puppies, 6 wks old. 2 blk, 1 blk& tan females left. Vet check & 1st shots. email pics $750 ea. (250)490-0708 Penticton Small non-shedding, YorkieX pups, ﬁrst shots, health guarantee, delivery available $375, 250-379-2223
Merchandise for Sale
Antiques / Vintage GOLD & SILVER you have it and we want it. Get instant CASH for your old,broken,outdated, gold & silver. At SOUTH OKANAGAN SILVER & GOLD BUYER we have 3 ways for you to sell your precious metals...Visit us at 288 Westminster ave Penticton,we can bring our services to you,or mail in your items. For more info visit www.sosbuyer.ca or call 778-931-0558
BUY DIRECT! Fence Panels, Fencing, Siding, Decking, Rough Lumber, Posts & Beams. 1-800-838-6036 or 250-546-6038
EUROPEAN Tile Installer. Clean Precise Work. Best Rates in Town & No HST! Free Estimates. 250-808-3227 MASTER TILES. Bathroom, kitchen, entrance way & steps. Call Joe 250-859-7026
13” 14” 15” 16” Tires. Radial M & S tires as new. $99/ pair(250)762-2193 200cm Elan Cross-country Skis, $30 250-448-5507
$100 & Under
GLENROSA, Sat. Oct. 8th 8:00 am-1:00pm, 3212 Regent Road, Kids clothes and toys, top of the line kid carrier, sporting memorabilia, odds and ends and more!
Will pay cash for oversized scrap steel, cats, yarders, saw mill equipment, farm equipment, etc. All insurance in place to work on your property. 250-260-0217
Fruit & Vegetables
Fruit & Vegetables
Heavy Duty Machinery
Fresh From the Fields
$200 & Under FRIDGE 65x30 stove & dishwasher almond/black color $200 obo, working cond. 8682214
“Local Produce at Your Doorstep”
$300 & Under BUILT-IN Vacuum with Ehose & tools. $299 no tax. 250-762-3468, 250-869-2947. Kenmore Washer & Dryer Gently used, excellent working order. $275. 250-763-3853 LAZYBOY Rocker Recliner Excellent condition. $280 (250)-469-2540 Evenings
$400 & Under NEW 2 Man Inﬂatable Kayak complete with Paddles and Life Jackets. $395, 763-8750
Farm Equipment 1939 9N Tractor. $1400. Call 250-491-3866
Firearms REMINGTON 870 Tactical Desert Camo $599. Rem 870 Super Mag $449, Rem 700 SPS Tactical AAC-SD .308 $749. Rem 700 SPS Varmint .308 Sniper Package $1250. Weber & Markin Gunsmiths The Best Little Gun Shop Around, 4-1691 Powick Rd Kel 250-762-7575 Tues-Sat 10-6
Free Items 2 friendly male kittens in need of good home. Call Lyn, Call 250-870-0583 BLACK plastic garden composter. Call 250-762-5605 BROWN Sofa & Love seat, Used. Not reclining. Must be picked up ASAP 768-8535 Free 2 ﬁxed cats 5yrs old to a good home. They must go together as a pair. Prefer acreage. (250)807-7898 FREE horse manure. Dilworth area. You load or we load. Call 250-762-4600 FREE misc. furniture, plastic containers, & kitchenware to give away 250-807-7898 Free pickup,of aluminum, windows, wire, pipe, air conditioners & batteries. 250-717-0581 FREE P/U- Appliances, Rads, Batteries, Old machinery, vehicles. Harley 778-821-1317 FREE Purebred Male Golden Retriever, 10yrs old. To a home who loves & enjoys this loyal breed.Acreage preferred. Please call 250-807-7898 GREY & white tabby kittens, 8wks, looking for a home, call 250-878-8017 Miniature tiger tabby, female adult cat to a good home Prefer senior home 250-807-7898
FIREWOOD. Fir $175/crd, Jack Pine $150/cd, Ponderosa, $125. Jim, 250-762-5469 APPLEWOOD $160, Fir $120 Pine $80, 2/3 cord split & dry. Free Delivery Kelowna Call (250)762-7541 DRY, Pine, delivered, full sized pick-up. Approximately 1 cord. $120. 250-768-5081
GENTLY used ice skates, cleats, ski helmets, halloween, snowsuits & winter clothes, 0-10 yrs. With a sale off clothing 20-50%. Baby equipment, cribs, car seats, swings etc. Moms the Word 187 Hwy 33E past Rutland Rd 765-3422 V/S MC DD. Freezer beef, grain fed, no hormones, no antibiotics, by the side, $2.65 lb. CWF. 250307-3430.
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ITALIAN PRUNES ORGANIC Never sprayed. Truly Top Quality .70¢lb U-pick .80¢ Picked 250-769-5602. 852 Montigney Rd in Lakeview Heights.
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K&J PACIFIC PEACHES Freestone Peaches, Apples, Pears, Blueberries, Prunes, Corn, Tomatoes. Veggies picked fresh daily.1145 Morrison Rd.S Only accessible from McCurdy Rd. 250-765-8184.
Bring your own containers. Open Daily 3030 Elliott Rd. Westbank. 250-768-5768
120 Mail Rd. Sovereign Cornation Grapes, Honey Crisp, Goldens, Mac, Spartan & Gala Apples. Bartlett, Bosc & Flemish Pears. Bring Containers 250-763-5433 12133 Okanagan Centre Rd E. Pears, Prunes, Plums, Mac’s, Gala’s & Honeycrisp Apples, Pumpkins, Squash Veggies & more, avail now. 250-766-4036 Open 9-6 daily, 10-6 Sunday
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Walnut & Chestnut seedlings, $20ea. Call 250-768-5960 Graziano Orchards
3455 Rose Rd. E. Kelowna Variety of Apples, Bartlett Pears & Italian Prunes (250)-860-2644.
Late variety Prunes You pick .60¢ We pick .80¢ Open 9-1 Daily 370 Gibson Rd 250-765-9043
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Has Seedless Cornation Grapes for Sale 60¢/lb, Open 10-6 daily Bring Containers. Phone 250-765-8742, 1466 Latta Rd. Kelowna TREE RIPENED LATE ITALIAN PRUNES & APPLES. BRING YOUR OWN CONTAINERS. 1400 LATTA RD.
Bartlett, Aurora, Flemish, Harrow Crisp, Bosc, Anjou Pears, Aurora Golden Gala & Gala Apples & Grapes Hazeldell Orchards 1980 BYRNS Rd, 250-862-4997. Open Mon-Sat, 9am-5:30pm, Sunday 10am-5pm Closed Monday Oct 10th for Thanksgiving.
DON ‘O’ RAY VEGETABLES
Growing for the last 30 years Hours: 9am-7pm 7days/week. Peaches, Nectarines, Melons, fresh late Strawberries, Field & canning Tomatoes, Peaches & Cream Corn, Beets, Plums, New Potatoes, cauliﬂower, wala wala onions, coronation grapes, pumpkins, different squashes. Herbs, baby carrots, cabbage, broccoli, lettuce, fresh garlic & fresh organic baked bread. Lots of different kinds of dried fruit & canned vegetables. 3443 Benvoulin Rd. 250-860-2557/250-575-7806
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BUILDING SALE... Final clearance. “Rock bottom prices”. 25x40x12 $7350. 30x60x15 $12,700. 35x70x16 $15,990. 40x80x16 $20,990. 47x100x18 $25,800. 60x140 x20 $50,600. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad & get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-981-599. CAN’T GET up your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591. DO-IT-YOURSELF Steel buildings priced to clear Make an offer! Ask about free delivery, most areas! Call for quick quote and free brochure. 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170. FALL BLOWOUT PRICES. If you have been considering getting a new roof, now is the time! Call 250-258-9400 Ask for Capital News special! MOTORCYCLE riding suit, good quality leather in good cond., double zipper jacket, med size, pants size 38. Comes with belt & size 9 boots. Have a look & make an offer. Men’s good quality skis with bag, poles & boots. Offers. Call 250-765-8294 PRINTER: New, HP Printer, Scanner, Copier. New ink cartrages (valued at approx $70 alone) $60 for all. Call 250869-7362 SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/ 400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.
Misc. Wanted PRIVATE Collector/Buyer! I like to buy lots of old coins, olympic coins & $5 & $10 coins. Todd 250-864-3521
Musical Instruments GRAND PIANO CLEARANCE SALE MOIR New & Used Grand & Upright Pianos. Call Richard Moir 250-764-8800
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$265,000. Rutland. 1/2 Duplex w/suite, 3bd, 3bth, great fenced yard. MLS Ken Dempsey, Remax, 250-717-5000
1bdrm bsmn’t suite, Winﬁeld, F/S, sep/entry, $800/mo + half deposit. util/incl. 250-558-3302 days, 250-766-1950 evenings
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3bdrm heritage hse, in Lumby On large lot. Near all amens. $209,900. 250-547-9659
4BD home. Ideal for shared accom, 2 lvingrm, 2dningrm, 1.5kitchens, 4bths, only 6yrs old. Old Glenmore. $1650. Doug, 250-470-8216 947 Bernard Ave. Main ﬂoor of house, 2bdrm, 1bath, large living room, dining room & kitchen. All appliances, hardwood ﬂoors, central air, shared laundry, huge backyard. Walk to downtown,$1000/mo.Available Nov 1 Call Terry Gold at Gold Realty, 250-717-3177. CENTRAL location. 4bdrm, 2bth w/ in-law suite. 2 cars, fenced yard. Pets neg. Heat & hydro ++. $1650. 990 Mercury Rd. 250-491-5052
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Apt/Condos for Sale 1BD 1bath 2nd ﬂr. Pool. To view, call evenings 250-4928915 or days 250-487-8917 comfree.ca condos #249559 $129,888. Open to offers or trades.
SOMEPLACE AXC SPECIAL CXA Unique 2 bed, 2 bath, 55+ Condo on Mill Creek in downtown Kelowna. Quiet Top ﬂoor corner unit. Floor to ceiling windows, 4 skylights. 1750sq’, high ceilings. 600sq’ of deck, tree top mountain views. AACI Appraised at $370,000 Private Sale 250-862-3031
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Down payment holding you back from moving into a brand new home? We’ll consider anything of market value on trade for the down payment on 64A McCulloch Heights.S.E. Kelowna. About 15 mins from Orchard Park. Call Accent Homes 250-769-6614 MORTGAGES LOW RATES. 4YR. 2.99% VARIABLE 2.5% Trish at 250-470-8324 ******* OKHomeseller.com Where smart sellers meet smart buyers! View Thompson Okanagan properties for sale.// Selling? No Commission. (250) 545-2383 or 1-877-291-7576
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Recreational RARE OPPORTUNITY: waterfront property on beautiful Jim Lake, .83-acre with 360 sq ft insulated cabin, located near Green Lake/Watch Lake (70 Mile House). Rare privacy, only three lots on the lake, good ﬁshing for rainbows to 10 lbs, nice swimming, surrounded by crown land. Great trails for hiking, ATV and snowmobile. Seasonal 10-km back road access in 4x4 or pick-up. FSBO. $230,000. 250-3950599. (Please see bchomesforsale.com/70mile/frank.)
Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 1BD, Central Rutland, outdr pool, ug prking, laminate ﬂooring. $750. 250-769-5259. 2BDRM+Den Mission Creek Towers. Quiet. Beautiful View. Heated UG parking. Top Security. Pool. Walk to Superstore & Mall. $1295/mo Seniors Discount. (250)-769-9091 2BD. Senior’s apt. quiet cls. to DT, 3appl, heat, hotwater, drapes, ac, sec. prkng w/video survillience, onsite mgr., safe secure, ns, np,$785. 860-6548 BARBER Rd. Rutland. Brand new, 1bd+den. 2 full bths, avail Nov 1. DD & ref’s req’d. $950. 778-753-4500 or 306867-1893 BELGO AREA, Rutland Rd. S. 2bd, $900 + hydro, f/s/w/d, NO PETS, bus. Avail.Sept 15. 250-491-3345, 869-9788 BROCKTON MANOR. 1 & 2 bedrooms. Please call us at 250-860-5220 FAIRLANE CRT. 2 & 3 bdrms, heat & hot water incl. Please call 250-860-4836 MILL CREEK ESTATES. 1588/ 1590 Spall Rd. Various ﬂoor plans. 250-860-4836. email@example.com WILLOW PARK MANOR. Aurora and Hollywood. 1 & 2 bdrms. 250-763-3654 APARTMENTS FOR RENT in Granada Gardens for Sept & beyond, ranging from $800-$850/mo 250-766-4528, 250-718-0881
Commercial/ Industrial 600 sqft 2nd ﬂr DT Rutland $600. No Triple Net, utils extra. 250-860-6325 or 878-3619 900SF Warehouse/ Ofﬁce w/600sf. mezzanine & 12’x20’ overhead door, incl. 10’x20’ fnc’d. area, $1000/mo.+tax. 250-258-6566 FOR LEASE 600 sq.ft. Ofﬁce Trailer fully serviced on fenced 1/2 acre. Zoned Heavy Industrial Including Auto Wrecking. $2500 + triple net. Fenced 1/2 to 1 acre serviced industrial lots available. Central Westside Location. will build to suit. 250-769-7424 GREAT Location. #3-690 McCurdy Rd. Kel. 3100sq’ ofﬁce/warehouse. 10x14’ door, 3ph, 18’ ceiling, fenced compound, competitve rates. Call Rick, 250-770-0903 HWY 97 North, 1500-3300sq’ of ind. space & compound+ 1acre of industrial fenced yard. 250-765-3295, 250-860-5239 SHOP for rent, 1200sq’, overhead gas furnace w/seperate meter, 20’ overhead door. 250765-5130 or 250-215-5058 WESTBANK INDUSTRIAL PARK, 1200sq/ft. 22ft ceilings Shop on 1/4 acre, fully serviced & fenced, $1500/mo + triple net. Light or heavy industrial use & storage. (250-7697424
Duplex / 4 Plex COLDSTREAM 2bdrm, 1bath, ns, np, suits 2, $800/mo. Avail immed,walk distance to beach & schools (250) 503-1324
Homes for Rent 1Bdrm house on Orchard. Avail now. wood stove $800 + utils.Serge 250-863-6801 or 250-765-0722. 2BD, 3bd, 5bd brand new houses in Blk Mnt. Avail immed. NP, NS. Min 4 mo lease. Lots of prking. Lake view. Call Paul, 250-864-7504 2BD Mobile on private property, newly reno’d, KLO area, working couple pref, max 2 people, NS, small pet neg. $1095+utils. 250-762-6627 2BD upper ﬂoor, 2bth, close to UBCO, 4appl, ﬁreplace, large cov’d deck, $950+utils. Call 250-862-6713 3BD, full main ﬂr of house, Westbank, new reno’s, carpet & paint, lrg priv & fenced yard, $1095. Nov 1. 250-768-4383 3Bdrm Rancher fr., st., dw., attach grg. Couple/small family $1300, Avail now, 861-5757
DROWNING IN THE RENTAL POOL? If you can make monthly mortgage payments but don’t have a down payment, you may be eligible for a $45K non-repayable grant to put down on a brand new home-no strings attached! Contact us about the Project Build II Attainable Housing program today! Gino 250.317.2707 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Family of 4 (2 adults, 10 & 11yr old children) and one on the way, seeking 4 (plus) bedroom single family home or 1/2 duplex for Nov 1st. We are interested in a LONG term rent or rent-to-own of a newer or newly reno’d home in the Kelowna area. Please call 250-808-3614 or 250-869-7362 FURNISHED. 1/2 executive home. Toovey Heights. Nov. 1 6mo+ lease. Private laundry, driveway, car required, gas FP, 6appls, pref prof single/ couple. Ref’s. NS, DD. $1250+ utils. Cat neg. 250-491-3090 LAKEFRONT 4 plex Peachland - 2 Bedroom plus den/ofﬁce, 1 1/2 bath unit. 5 appliances, freshly painted, very clean unit. N/S, N/P. Close to all amenities. $1,100/month plus Hydro. 250 863 6685 SHORT-TERM, Oct 25/2011April 10/2012. 2bd, fully furn unique home in the Mission, over 55, no kids, NP, NS, ref’s req’d, rent incls utils, more info at 250-763-7210 SPACIOUS 4bd, 2bth, 2 kitchens, 1/2 duplex. Carport, $1495. 250-860-6995 WESTBANK 4bdrm, 2bath. NS, NP, $1600/mo + utils. ALSO 2bdrm, 2bath suite, $1300/mo + utils. 212-8282. WOODLKE VIEW, dividable 2-kit, 5bd, 5ba, carprt, grg/wrk shp, in-grd pool, acreage, pet negot. $1800 + utils., 250-7664322, 250-862-6646 WOOD Lk. View 3bdrm 2bath 3levels, strg, crprt $1200+utils. Pets negot. (250)766-4322
Ofﬁce/Retail 2 NEWLY RENOVATED downtown ofﬁces for rent, grd ﬂoor, 120sq ft, w/board rm, access to reception/admin support. $400/each. Lease 1 or both ofﬁces. Avail Now. Call 250-717-0506 for more info. HWY 97 North, 1800sq’ of retail, 1500-3300sq’ of indust. & compound. Rutland area. 2000sq’ Retail. 250-765-3295 or 250-860-5239 NEWLY reno’d ofﬁce space, w/lake view. 700sq.ft. $800 + T.N. 250-718-9083 Westbank
Rooms for Rent #1 Furn’d. Quiet DT area. Int, Cable, Utils. WD. Wrking/stdnt pref. from $400. 250-861-5757 FEMALE. NS, Nparties, $500 incl furn’d room, cbl, wl int, sml fridge. Oct 15. 250-718-2282 MODERN Furn’d. bdrm. all cbl/utils. incl’d., $475mo. Call 250-317-2546
Shared Accommodation A+ Capri area furn’d cable, w/d, w.internet, quiet, monthly, avail immed. 250-862-9223 LOVELY large 2 bedroom suite. Priv. balcony. Priv. ent. Gorgeous view of lake. W/D. Cabl + utils. incl. Resp. mat. female.$650/mo.250-769-0661
Storage OUTDOOR Boat/RV & vehicle storage. Monitored, fenced, secure storage located in Winﬁeld just minutes from the Ok Center boat launch. Daily, Weekly, Monthly and Seasonal rates. Call Brad @250-8262300 leave a message.
1BD suite, Blk Mnt. NS, NP. Avail immed. Sep ent. $650 incl utils. Paul, 250-864-7504 1 Bed Bright walk out Suite. Peachland, semi-private, sep ent, furnished, all inclusive. Quiet person preferred. N/S N/P Oct 15th or later. $650/month, negotiable. Call 250-215-3837 2BD, 1bth, WO, $950 utils incl. Westbank. Avail now. NS. NP. 250-769-7751, 864-4255 2Bdrm New bsmt, Large suite w/view Kirschner Mtn. 4 new appls. incl’d. Storage, kitchen seperate covered entry NP NS quiet mature tenants welcome $1000 utils & cable incl’d call 250-491-1826, 250-862-1842
DIESEL ENGINES & Cylinder Heads. Ford 6.0 and 7.3, GM 6.6 and Cummins 5.9. Remanufactured With Warranty. Will Deliver. 713-947-0833 www.EngineServiceInc.net FULL sized white canopy, also ATV trailer w/boat rack. Excl cond., let’s make a deal. Call 250-763-7210 LYLE’S TOWING Free removal of unwanted vehicles. Pay up to $1000 for good vehicles. Lots of used parts for sale. 765-8537
2Bdrm Newly Reno’d W/Out. 6 appls, priv patio/yard, utils incl’d. a/c, cable, NS. NP. $1200 (250)-575-8419 Larry 2BDRM suite, N/S, N/P, 5 appl,prkng, Gordon in Mission. $950+util. Oct. 1. 764-5413 693 Mayfair Crt. 1bd suite, ground level, NP, NS, Nparties, avail now. $700 all incl. Every month inspection. Working person. 250-765-4594, 250-317-4015 LARGE 2bd walk out bsmt suite, sep ent, own lndry, full bath, near schools, YMCA & UBCO.NS, NP. 250-765-1524 RUTLAND spacious 1bdrm suite, furnished (optional) f.p., laundry room, yard. For a quiet, clean person or couple. $800/mo (includes utils) 250870-8052 W.Kelowna, Lakeshore Furn’d 2 bd+den. hotub,gym, pool, internet,$850+utils.250-8631544
Suites, Upper BRT upper 3rm ste nr colg, lake, shops. NS Resp, adt, $695. NP.250-762-0317 6rngs LOVELY large Bedroom + den. Priv. balcony. Priv. ent. Gorgeous view of lake. W/D. Cabl + utils. incl. Resp. mature female.$800/mo.250-769-0661 LRG, Qt 3rm prtly furn’d. Nr Lake/Shops/Colg.Resp,NS,Adt $795. NP. 762-0317 aft 6rngs
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION 2bd, 2bth Townhouse on top level of 2 storey building in Courtside Manor. Central air/heat, 5appl, great kitchen w/eating bar & built in wine rack, large living/dining area, laminate ﬂoors throughout, large sundeck with built in seating and room for BBQ overlooking the tennis courts at the Rec Centre. Seperate storage area. Great, central location, lots of green space around, walking distance to all amens. Small dog or cat is allowed. November 1.
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2006 Prowler 36’ 5th wheel, Penthouse model, incl winter pkg, fully loaded, 4 slides. Trades welcome. $39,995. DL#30662. 250-769-1141 2007 Dutchman, Grand Junction, 34’ 5th wheel, fully loaded, 4 slides, inclds winter pkg, $39,995. Trades welcome. DL#30662. 250-769-1141 2008 Cougar 5th wheel, 27.8 RKS, as new cond., polar pkg, dbl pain windows, 1 super slide, 32” TV, factory installations. Extended warrenty to 2015. $23,500. 250-868-2066 2009 28’ Cougar 5th wheel, 1 super slide, Artic pkg 1/2 ton series, transferable warrenty. $28,000 obo. 250-765-1633
1995 Chev model 1500, 4x4, V6, runs well, silver, 287K, $2,250 obo (250)545-4442
2003 19’ Maxum Sport SR Only 100 hrs! 4.3 Litre 190 HP MercCruiser. Stored indoors every winter! Mint condition - absolutely like new! Includes sport graphics, snap-In carpet, AM/FM/CD stereo, depth ﬁnder, bimini, bow & cockpit canvas, and galvanized karavan trailer with disc brakes. Great family boat! Must be seen. Located at Mara, BC, 1 hr 15 mins from Kelowna! Private sale $15,500 no HST. Call 604-852-9898
Fantastic standard sport, intermediate bike that is also very suitable for anyone who is just learning to ride, has been lady ridden and has extremely low Km’s (under 1000). This bike has not been ridden in the last year but has been well kept in the garage and has never been dropped. Gorgeous bike that is as good as new. The bike is ready for a new owner and the seller is motivated to sell. Open to reasonable offers please don’t hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-215-8269 with any questions or offers.
Recreational/Sale 1981 GMC 3/4 ton truck w/ﬁberglass canopy, 9.5’ camper, all in very good cond,m complete pkg. $5400 obo. Cash only. Call 250-765-7958 1986 TERRY 24’ 5th wheel Trailer w/1992 Dodge Ram 250 Xtended cab. Cummins Deisel $5000 (250)860-8147 1 Attention Snowbirds 2004 Arctic Fox 5th Wheel, 26.5’, 4-season pkg, lg slide, hardly used, pristine cond. $19,500. or complete setup w/2007 GMC HD 2500 Duramax 4x4, $46,900.Ready to Roll. Trades considered. 1 (250)550-3221 2000 Corsair Excella 36’ 5th wheel, fully winterized, incl WD, 4000 gen., 3 slides, $22,995. Trades welcome. DL#30662. 250-769-1141 2006 29’ Horton trailer, lg slide hitch incl. excellent cond. $14,900. (250)542-5815
Scrap Car Removal $100 cash Paid for unwanted vehicles. Call Paul Haul (250)808-9593 1AA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Min $60 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 250-899-0460
2000 GMC 2500 4x4 RegCab w/new 8’ Western Plow, new tires & brakes, runs good. $10,800.250-307-4379 2003 Ford Winstar SEL, fully loaded, well maintained, new windshield asking $4500 OBO, PW, P doors, AM/FM/CD player, message centre, bucket seats. Call 250-767-9554
2006 F350 FX4 Lariat, ext cab long box, low kms, canopy, leveling kit, 35” tires. Reduced $23,000.obo 250-549-0644 2010 Ford F150, 4X4, loaded, with canopy, electric blue, 60,000 km, $32,000. (250)803-1838, (250)804-2784
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Capital News Tuesday, October 4, 2011
CUISINE from Jude’s kitchen giving thanks A visit to your garden or to a farmers’ market quickly answers the question about why we give thanks at this time of year. Colourful displays of squashes, apples, carrots, tomatoes, peppers, herbs, berries, onions, potatoes, chard, broccoli, cauliflower, pears, plums, peaches and corn are enough to overwhelm the senses. I had already planned a couple of the next meals for our household when I headed over to the market in Kelowna Saturday, but I found so many fresh ideas for other meals that I was inspired to toss out my previous ideas and plan anew, based on what I found. It should have been a bit frustrating, but it was actually exciting, because there was so much in the way of freshly-harvested fruits and vegetables and herbs. And, that’s not counting the preserves or the baking, made from all that fresh, local produce! Birds seem to be traditional fare in the way of meat on the Thanksgiving table, but whether that’s a big turkey, a duck, a grouse or game hen or a chicken doesn’t seem to matter much. Our stuffing always has onions, apples and spiced sausage sprinkled through it, along with a handful of aromatic sage fresh from the garden. It’s my favourite thing about turkey dinners. Cranberries, sauced with a bit of sweet, are the favourite of others around our celebratory table, and as we eat them, growers are just beginning to flood their fields and harvest them in the Fraser Valley, Richmond and on Vancouver Island. In terms of wine pairings with a turkey dinner, I tend to favour dry rose wines, but sparkling wines are very versatile and that's what's needed to go with the many flavours on the table for Thanksgiving dinner. There are some excellent B.C. sparkling wines, from the renowned Summerhill offerings such as the Cipes Brut, to the Sumac Ridge Steller's Jay. For more information on recipes for the bounty of B.C.’s orchards, fields, range and waters, pick up a copy of my new book, Jude’s Kitchen, published by the Okanagan Institute, wherever books are sold.
Warm B.C. Blueberry Bisque This recipe from the B.C. Blueberry Council looks delicious and would be a colourful and novel way to begin your Thanksgiving dinner. B.C. blueberries are yummy and good for you too. 1/2 c. (125 ml) shallots 2 tbsp. (30 ml) chives 2 tsp. (10 ml) oil 4 c. (1 l) fresh or frozen blueberries 1 c. (250 ml) veg or chicken broth 1/2 tsp. (2 ml) nutmeg 1/2 tsp. (2 ml) allspice salt, to taste 1 1/2 c. (375 ml) half & half cream 1 c. (250 ml) creme fraiche or sour cream 2 tbsp. (30 ml) fresh chives Finely chop shallots and mince chives.
Heat oil over medium-low heat in a pot and add chopped shallots. Cook just until translucent and add blueberries, broth and seasonings. Cook over medium heat until the blueberries soften and begin to burst, five to seven minutes. Cool slightly, then blend until smooth. Press through a fine sieve and discard the solids. Return blueberry mixture to the pot and whisk in the half and half cream. In a small bowl, combine chives and creme fraiche or sour cream. Spoon the bisque into eight soup bowls and top each with two tablespoonfuls of the chive creme fraiche or sour cream. Serves 8.
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Spicy Baked Squash & Cheese This is a combination of different flavours: the sweet and nutty butternut squash, tickled with some exotic spices, interspersed with nuggets of tangy cream cheese and topped with crunchy crumbs. The Larch Tree Hill Riesling from Ganton & Larsen Prospect Winery pairs well with this, with its fresh fruitiness and crisp, yet juicy finish. 2 c. (1 l) squash cubes 2 large onions 2 large garlic cloves 1/4 c. (60 ml) fresh ginger drizzle of oil 2 tsp. (10 ml) cumin 1/2 tsp. (3 ml) five spice powder 1/2 tsp. (3 ml) nutmeg 14 tsp. (1 ml) ground cardomom 1/2 c. (125 ml) chicken broth salt and pepper, to taste 4 oz. (120 ml) cream cheese 1 c. (250 ml) buttered crumbs
Pre-heat oven to 350 F. I prefer the butternut squash for its flavour and because it peels easily, but any winter squash would work in this recipe. Peel, half and remove the seeds and membrane from a winter squash. Cut it into half-inch cubes. Chop onions and mince garlic and ginger and set aside. Heat a drizzle of oil in a frypan over medium heat and soften the ginger and onions. Add the spices, then the garlic and squash and mix it all together well, browning the squash slightly. Scrape it out into a baking dish and drizzle a little chicken broth over it all. Sprinkle with lots of freshly-ground black pepper and a little salt. Cut cream cheese into little cubes and dot the squash mixture with them. Sprinkle the top with buttered crumbs. Bake for about 40 minutes or until the squash is crisp-tender. Serves 4-6.
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