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Vaisakhi Parade reflects Sikh growth Kathy Michaels STAFF REPORTER
In a colourful parade augmented by exotic tastes and music, Kelowna’s maturing cultural profile will be on display this weekend. The Okanagan Sikh community is putting on its first Vaisakhi parade Saturday, mirroring activities that have traditionally rolled out in larger urban hubs. “The Sikh population has been growing,” said Parmjit Patara, saying there’s 4,000 to 5,000 Sikh families who now call the valley home. “And since we built the new temple, there’s been a demand—people were asking if we are going to have a Vaisakhi parade. So, we decided we’d do this.” Vaisakhi is one of the most significant holidays in the Sikh calendar, remarkable in a religious context, as it’s when the Sikhs gained a distinct identity, said Patara. It also marks the harvest of winter crops in the Punjab region and the start See Growth A8
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Working to keep pine beetle infestation at bay Judie Steeves STAFF REPORTER
The roar of a chainsaw sounds much more final than a tiny beetle killing a mature pine tree—but the effect is the same. And both will continue to fall the Central Okanagan’s native pine trees for the foreseeable future, according to authorities around the region. Blair Stewart, the City of
Kelowna’s urban forest technician, predicts local trees will be hard hit this year, despite the long, late, cool spring which could delay the first flight of mountain pine beetles. In fact, there could be some bad years ahead as far as the infestation of beetles is concerned, he believes. And with the province not providing any financial assistance this year, municipalities
are on their own in trying to deal with it, he added. Fortunately, Stewart said Kelowna is in a better situation than some, with natural breaks provided by Okanagan Lake and grasslands on some of its boundaries that help prevent beetle outbreaks and protect the city from fire once trees die from beetle infestation and become tinder dry. While Stewart has seen
massive majestic old pines in places like Knox Mountain Park killed by the mountain pine and western pine beetles, he remains hopeful some of the old pine trees in the city’s landscape can be saved. Kelowna has been very proactive in removing infested trees from city-owned land before the current year’s flight of beetles has a chance to exit, infesting nearby live trees.
Within the next half dozen years, it’s expected that the current high cycle of pine beetles in this province will end, simply due to a lack of remaining pine trees for them to complete their life cycle in, Stewart noted. Nick Arkle, a partner in Gorman Brothers Lumber in West Kelowna, says his staff are now noticing pine beetle damSee Beetle A4
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NEWS W THE MEMORY PROJECT
Museum display mixes art and history Jennifer Smith STAFF REPORTER
There is a corner of the Okanagan Heritage Museum where the staff always seem to set up the interactive part of their displays. Even if it’s by happenstance, they haven’t broken the mould with the latest exhibit, The Memory Project: Art and Stories of The Second World War, positioning an interesting place to compose handwritten notes to servicemen and women in that same back corner. Yet this time, the entire collection is really an interactive display, a uniquely engaging approach to telling a story that most of us think we know—the story of the Second World War. “These are really the human stories of what someone experienced in the day-to-day,” explained Davida Aronovitch, communications coordinator of The Historica-Dominion Institute. “It really is about those smaller stories and vignettes.” Aronovitch represents the team which has been diligently collecting veterans’ stories and posting them on an online archive for anyone to access, since September 2009. The stories run the
gauntlet of those involved in the war, from gunners on the front-lines to the women who handled supplies, and have given new life to the dates and timelines and critical facts taught in Canadian schools. “It’s not about their actual duties as military personnel. It’s about their memories, and their memories often have nothing to do with the actual fighting,” said Patti Kilback, with the Okanagan Heritage Museum. “It’s about the food, and the clothes and the touching friendships they made.” But showcasing those oral histories required a visual component, so The Memory Project posted a call to artists. The resulting display brings snippets of the online archive of veteran’s testimonials to life via pieces of artwork which young and local artists, like potter Bridget Fairbank, have created by listening to the veterans’ tales. “It is interesting how the artists are asked to just look at the website, listen to the different oral histories…and something will catch them,” said Kilback. “Sometimes it’s just a phrase or something that really grabs them and just makes them have all these images and memories of their own.”
In Fairbank’s case, for example, the Nelsonbased potter found Hubert Lalonde’s testimonial hit home, about the importance of food for him as he battled in Europe. At one point, Lalonde said he went four days without any rations and then he also lost his mess tin to a bullet. The only alternative was a tin can and the recording goes on to describe how he put that can to good use. “The cook, he poured hot water in there a couple of times to rinse it out and I said, fill it up. That’s how I ate my food that night because they couldn’t get me a mess tin,” Lalonde recalled. Fairbank’s display is of a grouping of pottery mess tins, a plate-type object with a whole through it and snippets of the story inscribed on the side. Just down the way, Capital News photographer Sean Connor has given the project a stylized photograph he took at Brettville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, a spot he wound up in while tracing his father’s footsteps during the war. Some 2,872 Canadians are buried in the cemetery, along with much of Connor’s father’s unit. He flipped through the oral histories online and
PHOTOJOURNALIST Sean Connor with his Art From Memory Project original artwork inspired by the story of an Okanagan Valley veteran. Photographed at Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadan War Cemetery in Normandy France. The photo/art work called “My Only Son” will be on display at the Okanagan Heritage Museum as part of a larger exhibition in conjunction with the Historica-Dominion Institute. connected with a local soldier named Nigel Taylor, who became a paraplegic as a result of a hit he took in a tank. “My dad was a tanker as well and his story sort of resonated with me. He was in Italy and he was in a tank and one of his crew members was killed when he was hit,” said Connor. Taylor’s story describes a horrific battle in which he was paralyzed from the waist down and the other soldier he was with was killed. “He knocked it out
and said, ‘I got him sir.’ And those were his last words because an antitank gun got us right after that and our tank went up in flames,” Taylor says on the recording. There are more than 1,800 such oral histories online; over 2000 have been collected and the project’s funding was just renewed in March. A painting at the back of the display serves as a reminder of just how important the collection is for future generations. Local artist Rena War-
ren has painted a colourful depiction of famous local artist Mary Bull, who passed away last year. Bull was a nurse in the war and over tea had told Warren some interesting tales of flirting with the servicemen. But she also mentioned how deeply it impacted her, to hold a young soldier’s hand as he lay dying and how she carried that memory with her for the rest of her life. “To us it’s very poignant…This isn’t a story we were able to capture, but
this painting, which is a portrait of her at two different points in her life, as a storyteller of her history in the service and of herself as a young woman in the service, is another kind of tribute,” said Aronovitch. The grand opening for the exhibit runs this Saturday, April 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Okanagan Heritage Museum. Admission is by donation. The exhibition will be in the museum until the end of November. firstname.lastname@example.org
Arts and culture summit seeks to marry business and cultural services Jennifer Smith STAFF REPORTER
On Friday morning, the business and arts communities will meet with an expert in mobilizing communities in an attempt to spur economic and cultural growth. Dubbed the Kelowna Arts and Culture Summit, the city’s cultur-
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and northern boundaries are where the most pressure from the infestation is coming from, so work is being done in the Rose Valley area, Mount Boucherie and the boundaries of Glen Canyon, said Harding. Surrounding municipalities should be glad the district has been proactive about acquiring grant money to do this work, because the beetle doesn’t recognize political boundaries, he noted. He also commended the public for staying clear and being respectful of workers in parks and on public land. The regional district is doing work in Glen Canyon Regional Park adjacent to downtown West Kelowna, and is working on plans for Rose Valley and Upper Glen Canyon Regional Parks, with the help of a fuel management grant from the UBCM. Work has already been done in Mission Creek and Glen Canyon Regional Parks, according to Bruce Smith, spokesman for the Central Okanagan Regional District. Mountain pine beetle
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A FORESTRY work crew uses a chipper to clean up cut wood as part of a fuel modification and pine beetle project in West Kelowna. attacks all species of pine trees, but western pine beetle only attacks ponderosa pine. Following a ‘flight’ in early summer, the beetles attack pines nearby, depending on wind conditions, burrowing under the bark and interrupting the flow of sap up the tree. By emitting an aggregation pheromone, they will work together to mass attack a tree and overcome its natural defence of ‘pitching out’ the invaders with a gob of pitch, visible on the outside bark of the tree. That pitch tube is an indicator of trees which have been invaded by the beetle, even if the trees haven’t yet turned red and died. A blue stain fungus carried by the bee-
tle is partly to blame for the tree’s death, which occurs within a year of infestation. One way to combat an infestation is use of a verbenone pouch containing an anti-aggregation pheromone, that tells flying beetles this tree is already full and there’s no room for more. Forestry consultant Don Fowler says the best time to nail a pouch to your tree is prior to the first flight of the year, likely in early July. He emphasizes the most important thing property owners can do is identify trees that have been attacked and remove them before summer, and properly dispose of them to prevent the spread of beetles. There is a cost to de-
posit tree trunks more than 20 centimetres in diameter, and loads of tree debris of more than 250 kilograms in weight at the Glenmore Landfill. But it’s not always possible to burn infested trees, and by disposing of them on the property or elsewhere, the beetles will fly and infest new trees. All property owners are urged to remove and properly dispose of infested trees to help prevent spread of the beetle. Once dead, those also present a safety hazard, noted Stewart. For more beetle information, go to the city’s website: www.kelowna. ca. To learn more about Firesmart guidelines, see www.pep.bc.ca/hazard_ preparedness/FireSmart.
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NEWS W FATAL ACCIDENT
Pedestrian struck by motorist Cheryl Weirda STAFF REPORTER
A 59-year-old woman died after being hit by a car while trying to cross the road Monday night, police say. Around 6:20 p.m., RCMP say a woman was crossing Bernard Avenue at Burtch Road—an intersection governed by a traf-
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Kelowna General Hospital by ambulance, where she succumbed to her injuries a short time later,” said Staff Sgt. John Jordan. Her name is not being released at the request of her family. Police say alcohol was not a factor in the crash. “The investigation is ongoing and no charg-
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Manslaughter conviction draws ‘unique’ jail sentence Cheryl Wierda STAFF REPORTER
A Kelowna judge has decided to veer outside the typical sentencing range for manslaughter, saying the “unique” facts of the case warrant a shorter jail sentence for Blake Nahachewski. Nahachewski, who pleaded guilty to the July 2008 manslaughter of Brian Schaefer back in December, was handed 30 months in jail at his sentencing hearing Tuesday afternoon. After credit for time served, he has an additional eight months in custody to serve. Before imposing sentence, Judge Gale Sinclair noted that he knew whatever he decided would be too little for Schaefer’s family and too much for Nahachewski and that anything he did would not bring Schaefer back. He said he had to impose a sentence based in law and later said he was “satisfied the unique facts
take this case outside the so-called usual (sentencing) range of four to six years.” There is no minimum sentence for manslaughter and the maximum is life in prison. The events leading up to Schaefer’s death began around 2 a.m. on July 4, 2008, when an argument between Schaefer and Nahachewski broke out over a picture of a girl they both knew. That argument culminated in Nahachewski assaulting the 55-year-old inside his Gellatly Road home. The court heard that Schaefer, who was very drunk, began calling Nahachewski names and became physically aggressive with him. “The accused exercised restraint at first,” said Sinclair. However, he later struck at Schaefer, hitting him in the head and at least one time in the ribs, later telling another person at the property that
night that Schaefer was going to have “sore ribs” in the morning. It turns out four of Schaefer’s ribs were broken and that led to the rupturing of his spleen. Schaefer, however, didn’t go to see medical professionals until some 36 hours later, and then refused treatment by emergency room staff. He returned home against medical advice. Had he received treatment then, a pathologist suggested, Schaefer would likely have recovered from his injuries. However, he didn’t get treatment until July 8, when he returned to hospital in hemorrhagic shock. His spleen was removed, but after the surgery Schaefer contracted pneumonia and eventually died of complications from the surgery on July 27. And while Schaefer didn’t get medical treatment until days later, that doesn’t remove the legal culpability of Nahachews-
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time in jail on the matter,” said Johnson. Sinclair, however, didn’t agree, sentencing Nahachewski to 30 months, as the Crown requested. He did give Nahachewski double credit for the 11 months he served between his arrest in November 2008 and release on bail in October, 2009. He declined to give Nahachewski credit for time served since his arrest on another matter in January nor for the 84 days he spent in custody after missing a court date, as defence requested. “To do so would reward him for being a noshow at his scheduled preliminary hearing,” said Sinclair. Nahachewski has eight months remaining on his sentence after the judge credited him for part of his time in custody.
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The man accused of killing and robbing Brittney Lee Irving last year will have to wait until 2012 for his preliminary hearing. At a court date on Monday, the court confirmed an eight-day hearing had been scheduled to hear the case against Joelon Verma to determine if there is enough evidence to proceed to trial. Verma was arrested last June, about a month after Irving’s body was located at an undisclosed location. Irving, 24, was last seen alive by her family a year ago today (April 6) and was last known to be heading out to meet someone to sell him a “large
quantity” of marijuana. She was reported missing April 7, 2010, the same day her SUV was found abandoned on Philpott Road. Verma’s preliminary hearing is scheduled to get underway on Jan. 3, 2012.
Police are asking witnesses to come forward after two cases of a man exposing himself were reported over the weekend. The first incident happened around 6:50 p.m. on Saturday as a woman in her early 20s was running at the Apple Bowl track.
A man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark pants exposed himself to the woman, said Sgt. Craig Andrichuk. Patrols by police failed to turn up the suspect. Then, at 10 p.m., Orchard Park Mall security staff reported seeing, on security cameras, a man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark sweat pants exposing himself in front of three girls at the bus loop shelter, located near The Bay. Anyone with information is asked to call Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.
Police say a cyclist is lucky to be alive after being dragged by a vehicle following a collision in downtown Kelowna. At 4:50 p.m. on Monday, members of the Downtown Enforcement Unit were on patrol in the 200-block of Leon Avenue when they were approached by a cyclist who said he had been struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Leon Avenue and Ellis Street. “According to witnesses, a silver vehicle was traveling northbound on Ellis Street approaching a red light while the cyclist was traveling westbound
Sikh community stages celebration Growth from A1 of a new year. It’s a time of celebration as farmers enjoy the fruits of hard work and thank God for the bountiful harvest and pray for prosperity in the future. And many celebra-
tions specific to the holiday will be on display during the Saturday event. “There will be a lot of food along the parade, people will have stalls set up in their driveway, where they’ll be giving away lots of things— mostly food,” he said.
Another major attraction of Vaisakhi celebrations in villages is the performance of energetic Bhangra and Gidda dance by men and women respectively. This very popular traditional folk dance is performed in groups on the
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fast beat of dhol (drum). Dancers perform everyday farming scenes of sowing, harvesting and gathering of crops through movements of the body to the accompaniment of a ballad. “This is really exciting for the younger people in our community,” he said. “Usually they have to travel to other places to take part in the festival.” Patara went on to say that it’s not just the Sikh community that’s being welcomed into the fold, as already more than 20 floats from other parts of the community have been entered into the parade. “Everybody is welcome—everybody in Kelowna,” he said. The celebration will begin at the Rutland Road Sikh temple at 11 a.m, and the parade will roll out from there. The city will also get in on the action, and is enforcing rolling road closures beginning at 11:45 a.m. along Sumac Road E., Lacombe Road, Craig Road, Maygard Road and Friesen Road to accommodate the parade. Between 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., McCurdy Road will be closed between Rutland and Craig Roads including a westbound lane closure on Hartman Road between Rutland and Craig Roads. Alternate access to Rutland Recreation Park is available via Bach Road at Dodd Road. Traffic control personnel will be visible along the route and motorists may experience minor disruptions. For more information go to www.kelownasikhtemple.com/ vaisakhi.
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First-time buyers shake up real estate market doldrums Kathy Michaels STAFF REPORTER
It may be difficult to get a fix on the local real estate market given the high number of prognosticating, so-called experts. But from the point of view of one local realtor, there have been improvements, and he has the numbers to show a growing contingent of firsttime buyers are the reason why. On the heels of a new Re/Max report focused on new buyers, realtor Cliff Shillington contended a lower price point and a looming hike in interest rates created a stir among
those who were previously frozen out of the market, sparking some much needed market momentum. “Compared to last year, our inventory is down and condos are moving,” he said, highlighting the fact it’s lower priced homes that are increasingly popular. Thirty per cent of 418 year-to-date sales, up until February, took place at the under $260,000 pricepoint, and nearly 80 of those were condominiums. Cheaper condos and townhouses, said Shillington, are key to the positive momentum in the market,
cautioning there are slim pickings in that price point for those who want the white-picket fence pipe dream. There are just 39 single-family homes currently listed in that price range, and he said most of those can be described as “handyman specials.” “That’s not a bad thing,” he said, in reference to the fact that single-family homes are out of reach for some. “Let’s face it, we’re only going to move forward and it’s good to get into the market.” Those content with condominiums can find 151 one-bedroom units
currently listed for sale, typically averaging 800 sq. ft, with an average asking price of $255,000. Apartment style units can start as low as $200,000 in older areas of the city that are being revitalized. Other popular areas to get a starter home are Glenrosa, Rutland, and North Glenmore and Central Kelowna. While affordability is an issue for some, a growing number of first-time purchasers are spending amounts closer to average price, which is typically between $350,000 and $400,000. Residential average
price currently hovers at $390,000. Getting into a home that price, with a five per cent down payment of $19,523, would make the monthly carrying costs $1,740. An income of $65,239 would be required to take part in the market. As an aside, changes
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he broadcast consortium has decided to bar Green party leader Elizabeth May from the 2011 federal leaders’ debates. She learned of this from a Canadian Press reporter, not the consortium, which represents Canada’s largest television networks. Only after public outrage was she included in the 2008 debates, during which she displayed her assertive persona. Initially, the Conservatives
and the NDP refused to participate if she was invited. Now the consortium argues that the Green party has never earned an elected seat in the House of Commons and, therefore, isn’t worthy of airtime, in English or French. We couldn’t disagree more. The Bloc party only runs candidates in Quebec, yet it is allowed to take part in the debates? The Green party is running candidates in all 308 Canadian ridings. Peter Tam is the
party’s nominee in Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge-Mission, where, in 2008 election, the Greens earned more votes than the Liberals. In all, the Green party garnered close to a million votes, representing one in 10 Canadians, or 6.8 per cent of all votes cast, for which it receives taxpayer money. What party leader would be willing to tell all those voters that their opinions, and dollars, don’t matter? Those opinions largely con-
cern the state of the environment, an issue that will no doubt be part of the leaders’ debates. Prime Minister Stephen Harper and NDP leader Jack Layton are both willing, this time, to accept if May is included in the debates, which for the most part, are all bickering. Regardless, the broadcast consortium needs to rethink its arbitrary decision and apologize to May, and voters, and let her speak. There should be no debating that.
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t’s been said there’s (NDP) CITY Kalmanovitch a price to be paid and Alice Hooper CONFIDENTIAL (Green) in the same for democracy. In Kelowna, votroom. ers now know how It appears the days much—$48. ($10.50 of a free all-candidates less if you are a memmeeting for the genber of the local chamAlistair eral public are gone. ber of commerce). Waters Now, as its notice anUnless another ornouncing the lunchganization steps fortime meeting on April ward to host a free all-candidates fo21 at the Delta Grand Hotel says, rum here, that’s how much it will cost B.C.’s biggest chamber outside the you to hear Kelowna-Lake CounLower Mainland wants to familiarize try candidates Ron Cannan (Conserits members with the candidates and vative), Kris Stewart (Liberal), Tisha help voters make up their minds.
On one level you can’t blame the chamber. It is an organization supported by, and there to serve, its duespaying members. And that’s what it is doing. If you want to play, you have to pay. But it’s sad to see the demise of what, in the past, had been a tradition of public service aimed at the entire community. There was a time when the chamber hosted such forums and the Kelowna Community Theatre was provided for the event. This time round, it will be in a local hotel, over lunch and with a cov-
er charge. Maybe, the fact that this is the fourth federal election in seven years has something to do with it. Throw in a few provincial elections during that time and a few municipal elections and its understandable why any organization would not want to keep dipping into its own pocket to provide a platform for politicians to repeatedly ask for votes. So, while Canada is fast becoming the Italy of North America, (with its penchant for the polling booth but without its randy prime minister) voters are switching off. Voter turnout is
dropping with every return trip to the ballot box and our skepticism about our political leaders is higher than ever. For $48 you can take someone to the movies and get a half decent meal. Or you can have the meal and wash it down with what promises to be vintage political rhetoric. In these cash-strapped, post-recession days, you have to decide which one will be more entertaining—and palatable. Alistair Waters is the Capital News’ assistant editor. email@example.com
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Governments independent of party politics could be answer for partisanship To the editor: We have a real opportunity in Canada to become a true democracy. We can have a government where our MPs and MLAs represent the wishes of the majority of their constituents. Currently we live in an elective autocracy. We can elect a dictatorship of the right, centre or left. If we elect the Conservative coalition nationally we choose those who were either members of the Progressive Conservatives or the Alliance. The policies of this right wing coalition are determined by the international business community that provides the funds for their multiple election campaigns. If we elect the Liberals, the policies are determined by the Canadian, particularly the Ontario business community, that provides the funding for their election campaigns. If we elect the New Democratic Party the policies are set by organized labour that provides the funding for their election campaign. If the citizens of Quebec elect the Parti Quebequois the policies are determined by those who want Quebec to separate from Canada and who provide funding for this party’s election campaign. I don’t know about you, but none of these groups represent me nor do they deal with the
issues I am concerned about when they are elected. I believe most Canadians want their government to represent their values. In my experience most Canadians want their fellow Canadians to have jobs that pay them a living wage, affordable education for our children and grand children, and accessible and affordable health care and medication for all citizens. Most Canadians want the needs of those who are unable to support themselves to be met. We do not want the mentally ill, physically challenged and mentally challenged to be living on the streets. Frankly, I don’t see our elected representatives dealing effectively with these issues. Rather, they are busy serving business or organized labour. Our representatives don’t seem to represent us. We can solve this problem by eliminating the party system. All we have to do is select an individual to run as an independent in every riding in Canada. This individual should be the most trustworthy and self giving person that we can find in our riding. This person should be someone who is interested in giving service, not attaining power and control. We then have to convince our fellow con-
stituents to vote for this individual. Considering the dissatisfaction that most of us have with our elected representatives who seem more interested in gaining power, control and a good pension than serving us, this should not be difficult. Once we have a parliament or a legislature full of independent candidates, they can elect from amongst themselves a Prime Minister and a Cabinet. In the future, legislation would have to be passed to provide equal funds to all candidates who wish to run for office. This legislation would also eliminate donations for election campaigns to political parties or individuals and they would not be allowed to use funds other than the government provided funds. Our representatives could use social media to gain our opinions in order to help determine how they would vote on each issue that comes before the parliament or the legislature. Each individual MP or MLA would have a free vote on each issue. If we really want a democracy we must select the best independent candidates that we can find, nominate them and elect them. Robert C. Anderson, Kelowna
Harper’s democracy is to prorogue Parliament To the editor: On March 28, Cpl. Yannick Scherrer, one of our Canadian soldiers, was killed in Afghanistan. It was a sad day for all Canadians, but most of all for his family and friends. People in Afghanistan and many other countries want democracy; so why does the “Harper” government find it so impossible to accept that Canadians must have democracy in our Parliament? That brings us to the reason why we are having an election. The “Harper” government was found
guilty of a historical first in all of the Commonwealth countries—contempt of Parliament. This is a very serious accusation; Harper willfully disobeyed and openly disrespected parliament. “Are we living in a contaminated moral society where people do not care about democracy, respect and the rule of law in Parliament; is it not where it should start? King Stephen prorogued Parliament twice which prevented democracy to prevail. Democracy is the backbone of our society. We have the largest
deficit in history, and this government has spent more than any other government. When Harper states that he is the best person for our economy, it doesn’t take an economist to know that the effects of our economy is exterior to our country— the USA, China and Japan are the largest influence to all country’s economies. We saw what happened when the U.S. went into a crisis—all the world went into a recession, including us, although “Harper’s” government denied it to the very end.
Coalition; how many times have we heard Harper say this word. Although (former PM Paul) Martin’s Liberals had been elected democratically, Harper wanted to become the PM; so he called the Bloc and the NDP and they all signed a paper together; the Bloc leader is now showing this paper in his campaign. Remember when the “Harper” government ran on “We will clean up government,” and “Our government will have transparency, clarity and trust.” We have been lied to over
and over, we’ve had scandal after scandal, flip, flops, and the RCMP’s investigations are still going on. But still, after all this, Harper wants a majority. This is scary coming from a man who was found guilty of contempt of Parliament; what would he do if he had a majority; think about it before you vote. Instead of complaining about voting, think of it as a privilege that others in this world would love to have. Ruth McKeage, Kelowna
Care at Kelowna General exceptional in every way To the editor: My positive experiences and outcomes from a recent traumatic stay in Kelowna General Hospital need to be shared with your readers. What an incredible journey I discovered at KGH. The care and compassion from most all staff was awesome and brilliant, plus any other superlatives you may wish to add. And I’m talking about care to all patients— especially older people. What staff endure, day-in-day-out would drive a saint to drink (figuratively speaking), but I saw hardly a sign. In particular, two of the RNs, Elana and Jen, were simply outstanding. (Registered nurses must
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The organization that developed Kelowna’s High Noon Park so locals would have an ideal place to play ball for the last 25 years, may finally get their coffers infused with some cash from the city. The Kelowna Minor Fastball society went to council with a request for $45,000 that would allow them to repair and maintain facilities at the Old Vernon Road site, after reaching a financial breaking point following the halving of their share of provincial gaming grants. “This facility is an important facility in minor sport delivery system,” explained city staffer Jim Gabriel, bringing the financial request forward. He added that it would cost the city $85,000 if the contract to maintain the property was brought in-house. While many requests for funds have fallen on deaf ears due to the city’s financial constraints, but this proposal was a hit with the vast majority of city council members who pointed out they’ve had a
lengthy free ride when it came to the site. “The city got a great deal with this thing—we haven’t put a dime into this whole project,” said Coun. Andre Blanleil. “The city needs to come to the table with the lottery money being changed… and it’s time the city played a bigger role in this.” Pointing out that thousands of volunteer hours and dollars have been poured into the site, due to the efforts of the society, Blanleil said that it could only get better with city involvement. Coun. Robert Hobson, admittedly filling a dollar-wary role that usually falls to Blanleil, asked where the $45,000 would come from and how it would impact the final budget, which comes out in May. That, he was told, would be determined at that time. Also expressing some misgivings, was Coun. Luke Stack who pointed out that council already decided to top up the Lawn Bowling Club, which was in need of $15,000. “This could be a trend, and we as council need to pay attention,” he said.
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NEWS Upcoming events at the Royal Canadian Legion branch 26 during the month of April: Friday, April 15, Chicken Breast Dinner and Dance, 6:30 p.m., music by Rutland City Limits; Sunday, April 17, Ladies Auxiliary branch Daffodil Luncheon, 1 to 3 p.m., admission $6, door prizes and entertainment, 50/50 and raffle tickets on sale (call 250-762-7590); Tuesday, April 19, Ladies Aux-
iliary general meeting, 7 p.m. For more information call 250-762-4117 or check out www.kelownalegion.ca. Kelowna & District Stamp Club meeting Wednesday, April 6, 7 p.m., at Odd Fellows Hall, 2597 Richter St. Call Peter at 250-7653502, Ernie at 250-8607570 or email plepold@ hotmail.com
The Central Okanagan Hospice Association presents guest speaker Dr. Phyliss Silverman, a medical researcher, author and teacher, who will talk about the grieving process on April 7, 7 p.m., at Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre. Tickets $30/person. Call 250763-5511. Storytellers Cathryn Wellner, Jean Montieth and Karen Close
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to share our journeys of understanding and healing at the weekly Okanagan Institute Express forum on Thursday, April 7, 5 p.m., at the Bohemian Cafe, 525 Bernard. Fee of $2 charged at the door. To reserve a seat see www. okanaganinstitute.com. Take A Break spring program, sponsored by Westside Health Network Society, will host presentation by Sheri Fenton, with Community Integrated Health Services, on Thursday, April 7, 10:45 a.m., at Westside Seniors Centre, 3661 Old Okanagan Highway. Call 250768-3305. Church of the Nazarene, 1305 Highway 33, will host a Third World Baby Shower on Saturday, April 9,1 to 3 p.m. SPCA auxiliary bazaar and luncheon Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the First United Church, 721 Bernard Ave. Donations appreciated. Call 250-862-9042. Central Okanagan Naturalists’ Club meeting Tuesday, April 12, 7 p.m., at Evangel Church, 3261 Gordon Dr. See www.okanagannature. org.
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NEWS W GARDENING
Snowdrops bloom late this year, to columnist’s dismay T he snowdrops are blooming, the snowdrops are blooming. Why am I so excited? Because it has been just too long coming this year. I looked up my blooming dates and noted that I have recorded seeing snowdrops in early March some years. Regardless of when they come out, the early spring blooming bulbs herald the beginning of a new gardening year. Crocus, Siberian iris, glory of the snow and species tulips are just a few of them. The pussy willows are now looking good but according to my records a few years ago they were finished by March 20. ***
FROM THE GROUND UP
Don Burnett I’ve often had gardeners tell me they have trouble growing sweet peas in the Okanagan. I tend to agree that the show we get here is nothing to what can be accomplished on the Prairies. The difference is our heat. May and June can be very hot months and sweet peas, like regular garden peas, like to grow cool. In fact, some gardeners sow their peas in the fall so they go through the
winter as two-inch seedlings, ready to start growing in the spring. For most gardeners, however, getting sweet peas and garden variety peas in by early March is ideal, so if you haven’t planted your sweat peas yet you had better get busy. Here are a few tips for success. Prepare the soil with well-rotted organic compost such as Natures Gold; peas love it. Make your rows to run north and south for best exposure to the sun and improved air circulation. Soak the seeds in water for an hour or two and dust them with an inoculant specially prepared for legumes such as peas and beans.
The members of the legume family have nitrogen producing nodules on their roots that are enhanced when the inoculant, which is a soil bacteria is applied. This improves their ability to fix their own nitrogen from the air through a symbiotic relationship hence improving the crops growth and productivity. Another good trick is to dig the seed furrow about four inches deep but only cover the seed about an inch. As the little pea seedlings grow the furrow can then be filled in. Space the seeds about two inches apart with the rows about 24 to 30 inches wide. Sow seeds every two
to three weeks for continual harvest with a sowing in late July for a fall crop. *** On a sad note, we lost a very close friend of our family. Grant Mitchell passed away this past week. My thoughts are with his dear sister Moira, who was by his side and helped him during these difficult times. Moira has been a good friend of my sister Joan since childhood. Grant was one of those great Kelowna folks who felt like a brother whenever we bumped into one another. The conversation inevitably turned to our parents and the great times they had together as young people in the first
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Wednesday, April 6, 2011 Capital News
NEWS W CRIME
Kelowna duo face drug charges after Rutland house bust Two Kelowna residents will be expected at a future court date after police allege they found dried marijuana and other drug paraphernalia inside a Rutland home over the weekend. RCMP executed a search warrant at a home in the 300-block of Froelich Road around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday as part of an ongoing marijuana trafficking investigation, said Staff Sgt. John Jordan. Investigators say they found less than 500 grams of dried marijuana, packaging material and weigh scales during the course of the search, and also took five people into custody. Three men, two of whom are associated with the home, were released unconditionally, say police, while a man and a woman associated with the home will have to appear in court at a later date. They’re facing recommended charges of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, police say.
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A transit bus caught on fire Sunday, around noon, while traveling on Rutland Road. Police say that a motorist following the bus alerted the driver of the fire and that the 15 passengers on board were able to exit the bus safely.
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Roadshow is in Kelowna: Held Over 3 More Days! TERRY INKLER Canadian Collectors Roadshow Staff Writer
After very successful shows in Penticton and Kelowna, The Roadshow is held over due to popular demand. So you had better search through your attics and garages, go through your lock boxes and jewellery, because you may be sitting on a small fortune and not even know it! Roadshow experts are here to examine all your antiques, collectibles, gold and silver.
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noticed a substantial increase in the amount of precious metals such as gold and silver coming to the Roadshow, which makes sense considering how high it’s currently trading at. He added, “The Roadshow is great because it puts money in people’s pockets, especially during such hard times. Lots of items that are just sitting around collecting dust in basements and jewellery boxes can be exchanged for money, on the spot!”
At another Roadshow event, a woman, named Mira Kovalchek, walked in with a tin full of hundreds of old coins that During a show near Toronto, a woman were given to her as a young child by her came in with a jewellery box that she grandfather. She Ànally decided to come had just inherited from her late aunt. “I in to the Roadshow and see what he don’t wear jewellery,” explained Barbara had given her. She was ecstatic to learn Engles, “so it was an easy decision to she had coins dating back to the late come down to the Roadshow to sell it”. She was very excited when she was able 1800’s, some of which were extremely rare. Roadshow consultant Perry Bruce to walk away with a cheque for over $2,100 for jewellery she was never going explains “We had uncovered an 1871 Queen Victoria 50 Cent piece, valued at to wear anyway. over $2,000!! She had a nice assortment of coins that were not rare dates, but Expert Elijah Gold explains, “We have
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she was able to sell them for their silver content”. She explains, “I never would have thought that my old tin of coins was worth so much! I can Ànally afford to renovate my kitchen”. Perry Bruce continued, “Canadian coins prior to 1967, and American coins prior to 1964 are all made with silver, and we have noticed a large increase of customers coming to the Roadshow with coins and cashing them in for their silver value”. Experts at the Roadshow will evaluate and examine your items, FREE OF CHARGE, as well as educate you on them. The Roadshow sees hundreds of people during a one week event, and they have been travelling across Canada to different cities and towns, searching for your forgotten treasures. Trains, dolls, toys, old advertising signs, pocket watches, porcelain and bisque dolls, pretty much everything can be sold at the Roadshow. Any early edition Barbie’s are sought after by the Road-
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show collectors, as well as a variety of Dinky Toys and Matchbox cars. Lionel Trains and a variety of tin toys can also fetch a price, especially if they are in their original box or in mint condition. If a collector is looking for one of your collectibles, they can always make an offer to buy it.
A man brought in a 1950’s Marx Tin Toy Robot, in fairly good condition, still in its original box. They were able to locate a collector for that speciÀc toy within minutes, and that gentleman went home with over $700 for his Toy Robot and a few other small toys. So whether you have an old toy car, a broken gold chain, or a Barbie sitting in the closet, bring it down to the Roadshow, they will take a look at it for FREE and it could put money in your pocket!
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’Hawks favoured but Rockets undeterred Warren Henderson STAFF REPORTER
For at least two reasons—50 regular season wins and a better headto-head record—the Portland Winterhawks are favoured, by most, to ground the Kelowna Rockets in the second round of the Western Hockey League playoffs. However, delete the first five weeks of the 2010-11 campaign and you’d be hard pressed to find much disparity between the teams. Since Nov.1, playoffs included, the Winterhawks have posted a 4217-0-2 record. Despite finishing with 16 fewer points overall, the Rockets ran up an uncannily similar mark of 43-18-0-1 during the same stretch. Portland took three of
four regular season meetings between the clubs but all three wins came before Oct. 31. The rejuvenated Rockets won the last encounter, 5-3 on Jan. 16 at Prospera Place. Toss out Kelowna’s shaky 4-10 start to the season and what does it all add up to ? A series that perhaps isn’t quite as cut and dried as the overall numbers would suggest. So while getting past the high-powered Winterhawks will prove a formidable task, Rockets GM Bruce Hamilton expects his team to put up a fight, for better or worse. “If we go into this thinking we can’t beat them, we’re in trouble before we start,” said Hamilton. “I think (Portland) played in a tougher division than us, so I don’t
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know how much you can read into those records. Having said that, our team has gotten a lot better since Christmas, we did win our division and that says something. In November, I don’t think anyone gave us a chance of being where we are. “We know this will be tough, but we have a chance to extend this thing.” At first glance, the series matches up as Portland’s potent offensive attack and skill against the Rockets work ethic, adherence to the system and goaltending. Led by the likes of Ryan Johansen, Nino Niederreiter, Sven Bartschi and Craig Cunningham, Portland scored the third most goals (303)
in the WHL this season. With Adam Brown holding the fort, the Rockets posted the second lowest goal total(201) in the Western Conference during the regular season. Hamilton expects goaltending to play a significant role in the series but said the 19-year-old Brown will need to be better than in Kelowna’s firstround sweep of Prince George when he yielded 13 goals. In the big picture, Hamilton said the Rockets’ success will hinge on team play prevailing over Portland’s talent. “A lot of their guys are high-end players so we can’t go battleship-tobattleship with them and expect to win,” said Hamilton. “They’re bigger and
they’re bit older, too. “For us, that’ll mean playing a better team game, making sure we make it difficult on them. We have to play a style of game that disrupts them, and frustrates them. This will be very tough for us, there’s no question.” “It will be a good challenge for our coaches and our players.” A potential challenge for both teams will be the protracted time it will take to play the first two games of the series. The Rockets left Tuesday for Portland with Games 1 and 2 slated for Thursday and Sunday. That means five days in the Oregon city before returning home in the wee hours of next Monday. The Rose Garden—
the Winterhawks home arena for the playoffs— is booked on both Friday and Saturday nights by basketball games. And while not the ideal situation, Hamilton doesn’t expect the extended layover to have an adverse effect on his team. “If anything, it’ll give us a chance to make some adjustments after the first game if we need to,” he said. “But really, both teams are in the same boat. It don’t think it’s going to be a problem, Portland’s a nice city and we’ll be able to create some things for the guys to do between games. After that, it really picks up, we could have four games in six days with a lot of travel added in. Maybe the downtime
now won’t be such a bad thing.” Games 3 and 4 are set for next Tuesday and Wednesday nights at Prospera Place.
Rockets centre Shane McColgan has earned WHL player of the week honours. The Manhattan Beach, Calif. native picked up five points on three goals and two assists to lead the Rockets to a four-game sweep of the Prince George in the opening round of the playoffs. With 10 points overall, McColgan shares the playoff scoring lead with Portland’s Nino Niederreiter and Saskatoon’s Brayden Schenn.
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SPORTS W UBCO
Volleyballers Tucker, Nyhus land top Heat athletic awards Warren Henderson STAFF REPORTER
With the exception of winning a national championship with their
Heat teammates, there wasn’t much more Preston Tucker or Caitlin Nyhus could have possibly accomplished during the 2010-11 B.C. Colleges
Athletics Association season. On Monday night, the UBC Okanagan athletics department honoured the exploits of the two volley-
ball standouts at the Heat’s third annual awards ceremony. Tucker, the fourth-year setter from Vernon, was named winner of the UBC
Okanagan’s Male Student Athlete of the Year Award. Nyhus, a graduating setter from the Heat women’s squad, was presented with the Female
Student Athlete of the Year Award. Tucker, who helped pace the UBCO men to a provincial title in 2011, was one of most decor-
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Bloodoff back for round 2 Serwa 2nd at nationals, Pankratz 5th Warren Henderson STAFF REPORTER
A long three weeks is almost over for Evan Bloodoff. With a four-game suspension now in the books, the 20-year-old forward will rejoin his Kelowna Rockets teammates Thursday night in time for the start of their WHL second-round playoff series in Portland. Head coach Ryan Huska said Bloodoff’s return will be enthusiastically welcomed by the entire team. “Even in our practises, the tempo goes up when Evan’s out there because of his skating and his energy,” said Huska. “We missed his work ethic and it’ll be nice to have that back.” Bloodoff was disciplined for checking Van-
Evan Bloodoff couver defenceman Joel Rogers into the end boards March 19 at Prospera Place. He received a charging major and game misconduct, while Rogers suffered a concussion and missed the remainder of the Giants’ season. After missing out on Kelowna’s four-game sweep of the Prince George Cougars in the opening round of the playoffs, Bloodoff is ready to make a contribu-
tion against the favoured Winterhawks. “It was hard sitting out, watching the guys but I’m excited to get back out there, work hard and try and bring some energy,” said Bloodoff who had 22 goals and 44 points this season. “These should be fun games in Portland. They’re a very skilled team that can score, so I think discipline will be a key for us. We need to use our speed, our skating and get goaltending we’ve been getting all year from Adam (Brown).” The Castlegar product is well accustomed to watching his teammates from a distance. A knee injury kept Bloodoff on the shelf for all but nine games during the 2009-10 regular season.
Kesley Serwa closed out a stellar 2010-11 competitive season with a second-place showing at the Ski Cross Canadian Championships at Lake Louise. The 21-year-old from Kelowna was edged out at the finish line on Saturday by Marielle Thompson, 18, from Whistler.
Big White’s Mikayla Pankratz made her presence known on the national stage with a fifth-place finish out of seven competitors. Serwa enjoyed her best season to date on the international ski cross circuit, winning the gold medal at both the X Games in Aspen, Colorado and the world championships
at Deer Valley, Utah. On the FIS World Cup circuit, Serwa placed third overall in the season standings. She won a gold medal in Alpe d Huez, France in January, and added three silver medals including one at the final World Cup event of the season in Norway.
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SCORECARD WHL PLAYOFFS
WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMI-FINAL Kelowna vs. Portland Thursday, April 7 Kelowna Rockets
Sunday, April 8 Kelowna Rockets
Tuesday, April 12 Portland Winterhawks
Wednesday, April 13 Portland Winterhawks
Friday, April 15 Kelowna Rockets
Sunday, April 17 Portland Winterhawks
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KELOWNA ROCKETS 2010-11 PLAYOFF STATISTICS Scoring Shane McColgan Mitchell Callahan Zak Stebner Tyson Barrie Geordie Wudrick Cody Chikie Damon Severson Brett Bulmer Zach Franko Colton Sissons Jessey Astles Colton Heffley Spencer Main Kevin Smith Gal Koren Andreas Stene Mitchell Chapman Adam Brown Colton Jobke MacKenzie Johnston Goaltending 1 Adam Brown
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Tucker â€˜couldnâ€™t imagine better placeâ€™; Nyhus â€˜amazing timeâ€™ UBCO ďż˝ďż˝ďż˝ďż˝ A21 CCAA national player of the year across all sports. He also won the CCAA and BCCAA player of the year awards, and earned all-star honours at both the Canadian and provincial championship tournaments. Safe to say, itâ€™s a season Tucker will never forget. â€œItâ€™s been unbelievable from start to finish, the team, the coaches, the support from everybody has been unreal,â€? said Tucker. â€œIâ€™ve been here for four years now and I couldnâ€™t imagine a better place to be than UBC Okanagan.â€? As for Nyhus, the product of Penticton and five-year veteran was named a CCAA all-Canadian, a CCAA academic all-Canadian, the provincial player of the year across all sports, the BCCAA womenâ€™s volleyball Player of the Year and the BCCAA provincial championship tournament
MVP. She was also instrumental in leading the Heat to their third consecutive provincial crown. â€œCait deserves all the recognition that she is now receiving,â€? said Heat coach Steve Manuel. â€œShe has worked extremely hard to develop her game and to become the player that she currently is. I am extremely proud of her, to say that she has come a long way would be a huge understatement. With five provincial and three national medals, Cait is one of the most successful players in the history of the BCCAA
and the CCAA.â€? For Nyhus, the award caps an unforgettable fiveyear career with the Heat. â€œItâ€™s personally been an amazing time for me,â€? said Nyhus. â€œIâ€™ve met a lot of amazing people along with way.â€? The womenâ€™s finalists along with Nyhus were Jenna Kantz (womenâ€™s basketball), Jen Woods (womenâ€™s golf) and Sabrina Gasparic (womenâ€™s soccer). The other finalists for the menâ€™s award were Alex Roth (basketball), Keith Martin (golf) and Nicholas Johanson (menâ€™s soccer).
Each team handed out its individual awards and the winners were: â€˘ Menâ€™s soccer Coachesâ€™ awardâ€”Sanjesh Mudaliar and Sean Petersen MVPâ€”Spencer Brown â€˘ Womenâ€™s soccer Rookie of the yearâ€”Madeleine Greig MVP/Leadershipâ€” Sabrina Gasparac Golden Boot/MVP Awardâ€”Alexa Kennedy â€˘ Menâ€™s basketball Most improved playerâ€” Mack Roth Best defensive playerâ€” Steve Morrison Coachesâ€™ awardâ€”Iain Con â€˘ Womenâ€™s basketball Leadership awardâ€”Melissa Irish Coachesâ€™ awardâ€”Roz Huber MVPâ€”Jenna Kantz â€˘ Menâ€™s volleyball MVPâ€”Nate Speijer Coachesâ€™ awardâ€”Aleks Bergen and Spencer Brown Rob Sivacoe Awardâ€” Greg Niemantsverdriet â€˘ Womenâ€™s volleyball
Most improvedâ€”Myrte SchĂśn Coachesâ€™ awardâ€”Kendra Wayling Dedication awardâ€”Kirsten Lawson â€˘ Golf Womenâ€™s MVPâ€”Jen Woods
Menâ€™s MVPâ€”Keith Martin Leadershipâ€”Alana Kent The awards banquet also signified the end of an era as four Heat teams officially bid farewell to competition in the BCCAA.
The menâ€™s and womenâ€™s basketball and volleyball squads will take to the floor in the fall of 2011-12 in the CIS (Canadian Interuniversity Sport) as members of the Canada West University Athletics Association.
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McCurdy lanes hosts Canadian mixed championship Warren Henderson STAFF REPORTER
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This is the last ski tip for the season; we hope that you’ve enjoyed them and that you found them to be helpful. There are still a few days of great skiing to be had but it won’t be long until the golf courses are full and the beaches are brimming with activity. Just so you’re ready to go for next season it’s a good idea to prepare your skis for their summer hibernation. All of the ski shops in town and the shop up here on the mountain can help you with this but if you’re a do-it-yourselfer here’s a couple of things to keep in mind. Start with a bit of an overall clean up; some warm lightly soapy water will do the trick. You want to back off the tension in your bindings so the springs have a chance to relax, if you’ve used the soapy water on them you’re going to want to use a bit of binding lubricant on them as well, this is available at ski shops. Make sure you dry everything really well. From there you need to take care of the bases of your skis, a good thick coating of a general purpose ski wax will keep your skis fast for next year. Put the wax on but don’t scrape it off. After the skis have cooled they’re ready to be put away, store them in a cool dry place and you’re done.
As a supportive father and fan, Lorne Craig has been to a number of Canadian bowling championships in the past with his daughter, Marina. Now, for the first time as a competitor, the elder Craig will get a chance to knock down some pins at a national event this week at the McCurdy Bowling Centre. Craig is one of as many as 200 bowlers— from Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and B.C.—who are expected for the Canadian Tenpin Federation’s 9th annual Canadian Mixed Championships beginning Thursday in Kelowna. “It’s going to be pretty neat to see the different bowling styles from across the country and to see people who love the sport come together in one place,” said Lorne Craig who has a 212 average this season. “I think it’s huge to have a national event in our own backyard, it’s great for the game here.
KELOWNA bowlers Nancy Cobb (left) and Lorne
Craig will be among the competitors at the Canadian Tenpin Federation’s 9th annual Canadian Mixed Championships this week at McCurdy Bowling Centre. I’m going to go out and try have fun, I’m bowling with a good partner, and I should feel pretty comfortable with the surroundings.” Craig, one of about 60 locals competing, will bowl in the singles event, and in the doubles event with Nancy Cobb. He’ll also join forces with Cobb, Clem Fraser and Wendy Fraser in the team event. The Canadian Mixed Championship—hosted by the Kelowna Tenpin Bowling Association— is a handicapped event,
meaning a bowler of virtually any ability can walk away with a national title. For example, if a bowler with a 125 average performs well enough, he or she could easily knock off a player with a 200 average or better. “What this kind of event does is shows people with lower averages that they can compete, it really levels the playing field,” said Merlin Bunnage, the general manager of McCurdy Bowling Centre and two-time Canadian World Cup champion.
“That’s the great thing about it. It gives every player, regardless of average, a chance to come out and kick my butt,” Bunnage added with a laugh. The Canadian mixed tournament is the third national event McCurdy has hosted in the last eight years. A national youth tournament came to Kelowna in 2003, while the national classified championship stopped at McCurdy in 2004. “It’s always exciting for us to host national events like vthese,” said Bunnage. “These are a lot of fun and I know everyone involved here is excited about it. It’s a chance to show off our facility and our city.” Bowlers will compete in the singles, doubles, and team categories with awards also being handed out for all-events combined scores. The opening ceremony goes at 6 p.m. on Thursday, with the first round of action beginning at 7 p.m. Competition will run right through until Sunday with the final session beginning at 3 p.m.
As luck would have it, the hosting of the Canadian Mixed Championship just happens to coincide with the official launching of the Kelowna Tenpin Bowling Association’s new web site. Designed by four Okanagan College students, known as the Pin Pals, the site came online on Monday and is an exciting new addition for the local association. “It’s fantastic for us, it’s very user-friendly and the Pin Pals deserve all the credit,” said Craig Taylor, communications coordinator for the KTBA. “About 70 per cent of it is geared to the bowlers in our association, about 20 per cent promotes the City of Kelowna, and another 10 per cent promotes McCurdy. It’s a one-stop shop for local bowlers and for bowlers from out of town. Everything is right there on the site and we’re excited about it.” For more information, visit the new KTBA web site at www.ktbatenpin.ca. firstname.lastname@example.org
SKILL SHARPENING… Canadian junior team pitcher Jocelyn Cater swings the bat while Kelowna’s Peyton Fisher (left) and instructor Dave Petkau look on during a spring clinic hosted by Kelowna Minor Fastball on Saturday at the Capital News Centre.
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Hockey Showcase champs The Kelowna Bruins celebrated the impendring arrival of spring last month by winning the bantam division of Kerlowna Minor Hockey’s Showcase of Champions house tournament. The Bruins, who went 5-0 during the course of the event, defeated the Kelowna Flyers 4-3 in the final. The bantam Bruins are: Anthony White, Hewitt Kingston, Mitchell Stevens, Tristen Lafleur, Elijah Goulding, Nolan Heim, Mathew Tooms, Izaac McGarvey, Keanan Evtushevski, Mitchell Marrs, Zachary Huculak, Beau Dalton, Tyler Hesketh, Ben Schleith, Tejroop Bal, Cody Reveen and Bryden Delmedico The coaches are Greg (Chevy) Evtushevski, Cam McGarvey and Kevin Kingston. The Kelowna Bruins won the midget title and featured: Blaine Morrill, Alex Birnie, Ryan Rancier, Liam Samaddar, Mike Piatelli, Caleb Hickson, Cole Young, Tyler Legare, Chris Lawson, Chance McCoy, Kurt Youell, Eli McAlpine, Brock Owens, Brandon Hincks, Colton Wickenheiser and Scott Kohen, and coaches Jim Rancier, Bryan Hincks and Andy Lawson. The peewee division champion Avalanche are: than Hunt, Liam Duckworth, Geordie Deleurme, Andrew Gorges, Giovanni Mazzei, Roman Tischler, Dalton Baird, Spencer Braam, Gage Christian, Kellen Duckworth, Cole Koski, Kevin Machado, Cole Pallos, Joshua Ruda, Herman Sood, Nolan Strak and Nathan Ziebart, and the coaches are Trent Mazzei, Trevor Duckworth, James Gorges and Kevin Hunt. The atom division Predators are: Manvir Gill, Parker Zakus,
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Wednesday, April 6, 2011 Capital News
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ast issue, I addressed the available tax write-offs for people who were employed but worked away from the office. This week, the topic shifts a little—what are the write-offs for people who are operating as contractors or self-employed persons? The main concern here is whether the person could actually be classified as an employee. The Canada Revenue Agency has a booklet called #RC4110 Employed or Self-Employed that outlines the criteria used to make that determination. To give a basic summary, the self-employed person must pick their own hours, must use their own tools and must experience the risks of being in business for themselves. This last criteria seems
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The profit made by a self-employed person is included in their own personal income tax return and is taxed at the personal tax rates. On the other hand, the corporation is taxed as a separate entity and taxed at corporate tax rates. The business owner needs to be able to tell the difference between current and capital expenses. Current expenses are those expenditures that will be used up in the business in the current year. Capital expenses are those expenditures for items that will be used by the company for more than the current year. Some examples of these are computer hardware, manufacturing equipment, office equipment, buildings and automobiles. Capital expenses are collected in various class-
es and are amortized or depreciated over the expected life of the asset or the corresponding lease or the life of the business depending on the type of asset. The amortization or deprecation for tax purposes is called the Capital Cost Allowance or CCA. Some of the current expenses are items such as advertising and promotion—for all those gifts that you give out to your clients or prospective clients, bad debt expense for writing off those accounts that will never be collectible. Meals and expenses can only be deducted at 50 per cent and if you are remitting your HST, you can only deduct 50 per cent of the HST that you paid on your meals on your HST return. You can hold up to six employee dinners per year and deduct the entire cost of these events and the corresponding HST. If you sponsor or hold an event for charity, that is also totally deductible. If you provide meals to employees at a job site where the employee does not return home every night, those are also 100 per cent deductible. Of course, there are many different scenarios
when it comes to the deductibility of meals and each will need to be reviewed separately as they occur. If you carry stock, like a corporation, you have the ability to start with an opening inventory count, add the purchases for the year and then deduct the closing inventory count to determine your actual costs of sales. Included in the cost of sales category could also be your production wages and benefits and any monies paid to subcontractors (yet another selfemployed person). There is also a comprehensive schedule to record your motor vehicle expenses such as gas, repairs, insurance and leasing costs.
If you have a space in the home that you have designated an office and where you can meet prospective business clients, you may also be able to deduct a portion of your home expenses. The items that you can deduct are your heat, electricity, home insurance, property taxes, mortgage insurance or rent payments, maintenance costs on your home, telephone and Internet costs, strata fees, other utility fees such as garbage pick up and even landscaping. To determine how much to deduct, measure the area of your office and work out a percentage with the total area of your home. What you need to give your accountant are the
total home expenses for the year, the square footage of your office and the square footage of your home. The tax software will then calculate the correct amount of office in home expenses for you to deduct. Finally, if you made a profit and owe tax to CRA, that tax must be paid by April 30 of every year, which is why you are encouraged to make installment payments. The actual tax return does not need to be filed until June 15. Gabriele Banka is a Certified General Accountant and the owner of Banka & Company Inc. 250-763-4528 firstname.lastname@example.org
Little shop with a big heart The MCC Thrift Shop on Roxby Road is a beehive of activity. Upstairs volunteers staff the till, put out items to be sold, straighten shelves and tidy the clothing racks. June Foreman, who manages the shop, chats with Robert, a volunteer who has brought in a beautiful framed print to
consider for the shop’s silent auction area. “I have the best job here,” Robert says. “I get to be creative.” Robert and Fred, another volunteer, work with prints, paintings and photographs often replacing the frames and mats that are also donated to the shop. Their efforts give these art pieces a fresh,
professional look. Foreman says it’s the love and dedication of these volunteers that makes the shop a special place. MCC Thrift Shops support the worldwide relief, peace and development ministry of MCC —the Mennonite Central Committee. To learn more, visit bc.mcc.org or call 250-765-7838.
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NEWS W B.C. LUNG ASSOCIATION Local foundation supports Hope Air medical care flights Trade golf savings for research dollars Hope Air, the unique national charity that provides free flights to people who cannot afford the cost of an airline ticket to get to specialized medical care outside their local communities, has received funding from the Central Okanagan Foundation to expand its free flight services to residents of the region in 2011. Central Okanagan Foundation is providing funding to Hope Air in 2011 to provide flights to residents of the region, assisting children, single-parent families and people in financial need who must travel long distances to receive either diagnosis or specialized treatment. “Last year, Hope Air provided over 560 flights related to the Central Okanagan region of British Columbia,” said Dennis Kiffiak, Hope Air’s director of
development based in Vancouver. “In fact, the Kelowna-to-Vancouver route was our busiest route in all of Canada with 473 flights. Fifty per cent of all flights were provided for children. “The funding provided by the Central Okanagan Foundation is an important element to our commitment to expand free flights to the central B.C. Interior “We know that there are many residents of the Okanagan Valley who need to get to certain types of health care that does not exist in the local community. “Support from local organizations like the Central Okanagan Foundation helps Hope Air to overcome the twin barriers of cost and distance that prohibit people from accessing the medical care they need.”
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For more than 20 years the British Columbia Lung Association has offered a great deal to golf enthusiasts and amateurs alike: The annual Golf Privilege Club® membership book. For only $35 this ultimate golf savings book offers deep discounts and reduced fees at over 450 golf courses in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Washington State. By giving just a little, Kelowna golfers can receive great savings and discounts on their favourite sport while also supporting the one in five British Columbians living with lung disease. “Our membership book saves golfers hundreds of dollars for less than the price of one round of golf,” said Walda Reszitnyk, B.C. Lung Association volunteer director for Kelowna. “It’s also a great way for golfers to pay less and play more while supporting the lung association’s work to improve lung
health in British Columbia.” Chronic lung disease is the fastest growing cause of hospitalization, disability and death in Canada. Incidence of child asthma has reached epidemic levels, lung cancer takes more lives each year than any other cancer and tobacco use remains the number one preventable cause of death. Help us make lung disease history. To purchase a copy of the BC Lung Association ultimate golf savings book visit www.golfandsave.ca or call 1-800-6655864. As a non-profit and volunteer-based health charity, the B.C. Lung Association depends on donations from the public. Through fundraising programs such as the Golf Privilege Club, the BCLA is able to support lung health research, education, prevention and advocacy for British Columbians suffering from respiratory illnesses. In addition,
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Adopt your own stream If you’re looking for a feel-good activity, consider participating in the City of Kelowna’s Adopta-Stream program. The Adopt-a-Stream program runs in the spring and fall, giving organizations, families, individuals, clubs and community groups the opportunity to assist the city in keeping Kelowna’s streams healthy. “Groups help our streams by picking up litter and debris, removing noxious weeds and painting yellow fish on storm drains to raise awareness about the sensitivity of our watershed,” said program coordinator Summer Bracey. “The program requires that an organization adopt a portion of a stream to care for— for at least two years.” For more information about the program, visit kelowna.ca/environment. To adopt a stream, contact Summer Bracey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-469-8883.
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Sunshine brightens new shopping opportunities Jan Johnson CONTRIBUTOR
It’s spring, glorious spring, that lovely time of year when a person’s fancy turns to…shopping! And how fortunate for us all that two new shops have recently opened in downtown Kelowna to help us in that pursuit. At 565 Bernard Ave. (the front of the Towne Centre Mall), you’ll find a striking new store called Little Shop of Treasures. Owner Athena Markusson has recently moved to Kelowna after having several successful stores in Banff. She’s created a spot with a bright, fresh feel and an amazing array of home decor, jewelry and body products. The whitewashed wooden display cases and light wood floor create the perfect backdrop for the amazing variety of treasures displayed within.
I particularly loved the geckos and flamingos made in Thailand entirely from tiny beads, the bright and happy pottery and display boxes from India, and the incredible cut metalwork from Haiti. The best thing is that you can feel good about your purchases here, because Athena’s philosophy is to buy from World Fair Trade suppliers. The next best thing (okay, maybe this is really the best thing) is that the prices are so reasonable that you’ll gasp in surprise—in a good way. Down the street and around the corner at 1551 Ellis St. is S Clothing Ltd., a new high-end women’s consignment clothing shop. Owner Stephanie Holmz grew up in Calgary and dreamed of her own shop, which she’s now made a reality. Her focus is on high-end, designer styles that are trendy and even fashion-forward.
“Lots of women have items in their closet that they’ve never worn—sometimes with the tags still on them,” said Holmz. “This is a way to recycle those things and pass them on to someone who will love them.” Her shop features lots of denim (labels like William Rast, 7 for All Mankind, Rock & Republic), beautiful tops, gently-worn and new shoes (labels like BCBG, 9 West, Prada) and purses (Coach bags). It’s all very organized on the long, narrow walls in colour-coordinated groupings which really help you to focus in. Definitely worth a visit! After a morning of checking out the new downtown shops, what could be better than lunch at a wonderful new cafe? Head up to the North end and visit Okanagan Street Food at 812 Crowley St. This creative addition to the downtown food scene is the brainchild of Neil Schroeter, the
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You can start at one gallery, take in the amazing selection of art, sample wine tastings and stroll to the next gallery. Participating galleries are Picture Perfect on Bernard, A Woodside Design Gallery on Pandosy and Evans Fischer Gallery on Lawrence. Sounds like the perfect way to spend a spring day. Until next time, enjoy the spring sunshine and the rich tapestry of life that downtown Kelowna has to offer.
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Picking a new tune at second store location STRAIGHT FROM DEHART
ering Music Centre, owned by Drew Graham, has opened a new location at 1546 Harvey Ave. that will meet all of your musical needs. Distributors of Taye and Maplex drums along with acoustic guitars crafted in Quebec by Godin Guitars, Bering music is also the exclusive dealers for Blackstar guitar amps, a hot new line from the original designers of Marshall Amplification based in England. The store also offers amazing value equipped HT Delay, HT Reverb and HT Modulation effects pedals. Bering Music’s repair expert, Jeff Ziebart, can also make your old guitar sound and play better than new. Bering offers lessons in guitar, drums and voice with Tom Stinson, Steve Bifford and Terilyn Spooner as teaching associates. The Drum Room will also open at the rear of the store, with owner Scott Grant relocating to that spot with his enthusiastic music students. Bering’s second location is in West Kelowna, 2525 Dobbin Rd. Call 250-862-5171; www.beringmusic.com. After 37 years with Speedy Glass, Scott Newall has retired. Newall now joins his son Chris Newall in a new business, Enterprise Glass, located at 1017 Richter St. (near Recreation Avenue) as manager. Enterprise Glass provides full auto glass repair and replacement and residential glass service. Call 778-478-0598; snewall@ shaw.ca. Ryan Lahay celebrates 10 years with Csek Creative and Dot Com Media in 2011. During this time, Lahay has completed high school and
is nearing completion of his Bachelor of Business Administration degree at UBCO and has become a significant shareholder in the company. Lahay’s secret to his success is not really a secret at all, it is the result of hard work along with recognizing opportunity. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Katrine Dzakic has joined the financial firm of R.J. Quigley Insurance and Financial Service, 310-1632 Dickson Ave., in the position of office administrator and customer service. Call 250-8611210. Returning from Calgary, Barb Douglas is the new director of sales and marketing for Lake Okanagan Resort. Douglas was formerly with the Best Western Inn and Greyhound Canada before relocating to Calgary. Edan Fay is the resort manager. Call 250769-3511. After many decades located next to the Paramount Theatre on Bernard Avenue, Windward Travel, owned by Arlene Henderson has gone “home-based.” A mainstay in Kelowna, the original travel agency was opened in 1957 at 255 Bernard Ave., with the first employee being Mari Mori. The company then moved to 249 Bernard Ave. and then again to 243 Bernard Ave. with owners Russ Light, Max Turner and Mike Hawkins under Kelowna Travel Service. In 1962, the name changed to Light’s Travel and then to Windward Travel. Henderson worked in the business through the 1980s, bought into the business in 1997 and then purchased it outright in 2002. Call 250-769-4787; Arlene.windward@silk. net. RCMP Insp. Calvin (Cal) Demerais, who relocated from Edmonton, is the new operations officer at the Kelowna detachment. Demerais replaces Paul Driscoll, who is going to Afghanistan. Diamond Parking Ltd.
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BERING MUSIC CENTRE’S Drew Graham strums a tune on a Washburn Rover, a travel guitar. is one of the oldest and largest family-owned and operated companies in North America. In business since 1922, Diamond Parking recently expanded operations to Kelowna with Peter Grewal hired as the company’s city manager for the Okanagan Valley. The company provides site-specific solutions on any project related to parking, from design and equipment to leasing and management. From hotel and airport parking to special parking programs, Diamond Parking offers much more than just parking enforcement as the company’s services include innovative techniques to creating new revenue streams for property owners, valet parking services and managing pay parking facilities. Call 250-718-1194; email@example.com; www.dia-
mondparking.ca. Congratulations to Walter Kristalowich on receiving the prestigious Pat Whiteway Dedicated Service Award, in recognition of his long-term, outstanding commitment and service to the Kelowna Snowmobile Club. He has been a member of the club for over 30 years and during that time has volunteered in many positions within the club. Walter has been a snowmobiler for over 40 years and our good friend for 37 years. After more than 40 years with the RCMP, Glen Penner, who was in charge of the Commercial Crime Section for South East District (since 1992), is retiring today. Scott Simpson, formerly of Interior Savings Credit Union and Info Tel, has joined Pareto Systems and Pareto Platform
as their communications and credit union relationship manager. Pareto Systems provides coaching and consulting services to investment advisors, wealth management firms and credit unions. The Pareto Platform is a turn-key web-based business development and relationship manager integrated with time-tested best practices. Call 778-4789969; firstname.lastname@example.org. Local lawyer Tom Smithwick, with the Porter Ramsay law firm, is the recipient of the Spirit of Kelowna Award for his commitment and tireless work with Freedom’s Door. Long-time travel consultant Audrey Boyle, of Tri Star Travel, is moved on to Sears Travel Kelowna. Call 250-8603676; audrey.boyle@ sears.ca.
Nathan Flavel, owner of the Greenroom Restaurant and general manager of the Kelowna Actors Studio, has sold the restaurant. Kevin O’Brien is the new owner. With the sale, the Greenroom will no longer be catering for the Actors Studio. The Kelowna Actors Studio is undergoing a large renovation, taking place in three phases, ultimately making the Actors Studio an entire experience, a bit more Vegas style with built-in booths, table service and three-course dinners instead of the buffet that’s currently being served. Call Nathan at 250-979-8310. Kathleen Stang has joined the team at Kelowna BMW as a sales consultant. Call 250-8601269. The City of Kelowna—Community Forum: Women—Voices for
Action takes place Friday, April 15, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre. The advisory committee on community and women’s issues wants to hear from women and the broader community about the barriers to participation in the community, and to explore the topics of leadership volunteerism and diversity. Lunch and childcare will be provided to participants. I am honoured to be one of the leadership speakers and believe me, my talk won’t be boring! It’s free to attend but pre-register by April 8 at email@example.com or call 250-762-2355. This is cool, but not really up my alley. Hal Puder, with The Tickle Trunk, will host a “ZomSee DeHart B3
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DeHart from B1 bie” make-up class ($10) on Saturday, April 9, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., to coincide with the world-wide phenomenon Zombie Crawl on April 16 starting from City Park. Tickle Trunk has a huge selection of Zombie make-up, prosthetics and latex. Call 250-868-8254. One piece of trivia. Several years ago, Tickle Trunk did my makeup and costume for a Halloween event (yes, it was a witch) and it was absolutely unbelievable. I still have people comment on the make-up and costume from that year. Big thanks to Jason Richard of East Side Mario’s for his exceptional customer service. Lots of changes at Kelowna Spring Golf Course. Legends Classic Grill has received a complete refreshing as has the foyer and administration offices. Outside, the finishing touches are being applied to the clubhouse exterior. Five cultured stone pillars will be completed in the next month plus new paint and trim detail features. Plans to upgrade the interior next year will include the pro shop being gutted and the remaining washrooms and common areas also being updated. Along with thanking the community, Marie-Yvonne Cleaver, of La Belle Boutique, would like to let you know that the proceeds from her
Frank Lyman sale at the Ramada Hotel last fall have gone to help families in her native country of Haiti. With those funds, three children will have their schooling paid for a year, receive proper medical care and four families also received food supplies for two months. Call 250-860-6038. The Canadian Home Builders will host their annual Real Home Show this coming weekend April 8 to 10 at the Kelowna Curling Club. I will be judging along with Mayor Sharon Shepherd and MP Ron Cannan. The board of directors of the CHBA CO are Kevin Bounds, president (Edgecombe Builders); Rob Voros, 1st vice-president (AcuTruss Industries); Paul Guerette, treasurer (Grant Thornton) and directors Alf Leimert (OK College); Chuck Cullen (Team Construction); Lou Gauthier (Mara Lumber); Paul Donaldson (Kentland Homes); Mike Ohman (Beyond Audio); Brett Innis (Wilson M. Beck Insurance); Rob Siddon (Coast Wholesale Appliances); Shaun Weimer (Gienow Windows & Doors) and Terry Heinrich (Distinct Developments). Call 250861-3988. World renowned equestrian horse judge and trainer Geoff Teall will teach a clinic for local riders at Cattail Creek Farms April 11 to 13. Teall is best known as a
U.S. equestrian federal judge, lending his services to some of the largest shows in North American. Contact Katinka Marks at 250-878-6309; www. elitesporthorses.com. After a tremendous run of 18 years, Touchpoint at 202-1352 Ellis St., will close their office effective April 15. First with Moore & Associates Advertising & Design, later as Madhouse Creative and finally as Touchpoint Agency, current CEO Tammy Moore is pursuing other opportunities. Kudos to Perkins Restaurant and Bakery at the Ramada Hotel for raising more than $1,500 from the inaugural Free Pancake Day fundraiser on March 21. The first Kelowna Vaisakhi Parade is Saturday, 11 a.m., presented by the Okanagan Sikh Temple & Cultural Society, 1111 Rutland Rd. The Kelowna Tenpin Bowling Association has a new website—www.ktbatenpin.ca. Birthdays of the week: Happy 94th Alex Hunt (April 6); Garth Johnstone (April 6); Rose Klingspon (April 8); Ed Loeppky (April 10); Lesia Achtymchuk (April 10); Rienhold Gerl, Elks president (April 8); Jeff Kumagai (April 9); Victoria Fabling (April 2). Maxine DeHart is a Kelowna hotelier. 250-979-4546 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Innovative buffet-style dining “ Comfort food” is a buzz phrase that every now and then confronts us with visions of satisfaction and pleasure. In that moment, it becomes our mantra for those tasty morsels that give us joy, warmth to our souls and leave us grinning like a Cheshire cat. As entrepreneurship takes many forms in its creation and delivery, this week I present to you a roller coaster ride for a couple with a story of innovation that not only had me dizzy from the ride, but a side ache from the laughter I enjoyed through our communication this past weekend in West Kelowna. Torsten Kaminski, born in Hagen, Germany, of small business operating parents, learned from a very early age the meaning of a family business. Torsten’s father operated a leather goods venture in Germany. As a kid growing up, young Torsten enjoyed his personal development with his entrepreneurially-minded parents at his side. In 1979, the Kaminski family decided to move to the U.S. and purchased a hotel in Florida. At his father’s side, Torsten said his father amusedly asked him to learn by experience every aspect of the hotel operation, from maintenance and luggage handling, to booking guests and providing information to the
Joel Young visitors about the Florida sites. It was an education unto itself into the hospitality industry. In 1989, after graduating Grade 12, Torsten and his three siblings long with his parents were ready for another exploratory mission. So, the family moved to Nanaimo where his parents acquired the Long Lake Inn, another notable hotel establishment which continued to provide Torsten with the skills set for interpersonal relations and people management of a tourism-based enterprise on Vancouver Island. During the 1989 period in Florida, Torsten met his wife Jeanne, a Southern belle from Memphis, who had been managing a clothing store in Miami. Torsten told me over a coffee that she fell in love at first glance at a party where the couple met. Within a year, the happy couple were married and joined the family parade to Nanaimo, to begin yet another milestone in their entrepreneurial love story. In 1992, the couple returned to the U.S. as his wife’s father was very ill
and she wished to be closer to him. Torsten then took a position as a manager of a Denny’s restaurant as the first of the couple’s four children arrived in 1993. The Kaminskis soon couple found themselves operating a sign company and jewelry store. It amazed me to witness the ease within which this couple described their ventures in a casual matter of fact manner. It just came naturally to them—of course they were going to launch a venture together. It didn’t seem to be to a threat to their existence at all as both of them are highly disciplined people who value and embrace a realistic work ethic to “reap what they sow” in life. After Jeanne’s father passed away, the couple decided to return to Canada, to call B.C. their home. In 2006, both Kaminski families settled in the Central Okanagan. Torsten’s parents continued their entrepreneurial pursuit in downtown Kelowna, while Torsten and Jeanne tackled their new residency in the Okanagan region with a new venture—the “Walking Taco” concession kiosk which they operated at many regional events. They did catering work upon request and found great success with that approach in their new home environment. People raved about
the choices and quality of the food products the couple served wherever they journeyed in the valley. During this diversified experience with their Walking Taco concession, the couple spent many hours examining potential ventures that the two of them could develop for their future in the Okanagan landscape. It boldly came clear to them that with both of their solid experiences in the food and beverage industry in Canada and the U.S., they likely could be comfortably launch a restaurant venture. Next, the couple embarked on searching for a market niche. Recognizing that in difficult economic times, people look for the optimum value for dollars spent. And although Asian buffets have been quite popular in Canada over the years, there has not been much evidence of influence in comfort food concepts. The Kaminskis determined they were on the right path and embraced together the concept model of a “ home-style” buffet model in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, their vision becoming a reality as The Patio Buffet. The first Patio Buffet opened in Vernon one year ago, and a second location attached to the Comfort Inn in West Kelowna started up two months ago. I love their motto: “All You Can Eat, And We’ll Do the Dishes.” I learned quickly from my chat with Torsten and Jeanne that creating and operating a staff team, offering large diversified and incredibly delicious buffet menu was paramount for success in the minds and hearts of this couple. Dear readers, please do yourself and your friends and loved ones a big favour and gift of a visit breakfast, lunch or supper to the Patio Buffet in Vernon or West Kelowna, and make certain you ask for either Torsten or Jeanne—they would love to chat with you and walk you through the mouthwatering dishes in the buffet containers. I guarantee you won’t be sorry. This couple is what entrepreneurship in the valley is all about— innovation and creativity. Joel Young is founder of the Okanagan Valley Entrepreneurs Society. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Royal Wood’s has set his own career path since he was 4 Jennifer Smith STAFF REPORTER
Single-minded drive. It’s something one associates with top athletes. It’s synonymous with success in the white collar world—Wall Street, top legal minds, Donald Trump. But when one thinks about musicians, lifelong practise or not, singleminded determination just isn’t something our cultural experience wants to tie to the guy playing the piano. Unless it’s Royal Wood. “I was four when I started playing piano and this was it. This was what I wanted to do,” said Wood, in an interview to plug his upcoming Kelowna gig. Wood is billed as the
well-dressed guy on the Canadian singer-songwriter scene. Named iTunes’ Songwriter of the Year with song placements in Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice, he came very close to being named songwriter of the year at the Junos last month—though he couldn’t top Arcade Fire’s blockbuster run. The French Canadian band that’s swept the North American music scene this year winning the Juno and Album of the Year at the Grammys— to the surprise of many an American counterpart— were not the first from Montreal to stomp on this Ontario native’s heart. There’s a very funny story on an online blog about a whiny French Canadian girl he once
ROYAL WOOD performs at the Minstrel on Saturday. asked on a date only to discover she could see
nothing positive about the evening they spent out.
(Google Mike’s Bloggity Blog) If the goofy story tells us anything about this man, it’s that he clearly takes getting his name out there as seriously as he takes playing music—and he’s well-known for his professionalism. He takes to the stage in a suit and tie, saying his body just knows it’s time to perform when he’s dressed to the nines. “I feel I change into a super hero on stage with that suit on,” he says. “My parents taught us that you dress for the company. You had to be home for Sunday dinner and you dressed up.” His mother reportedly has stacks of his old report cards in which he always checked off musician when asked what he
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This album made its debut in the Canadian album charts at a somewhat disappointing No. 34 considering Jennifer Hudson’s first album, now nearly three years old, won a Grammy for Best R&B album. I have had this new disc for over a month now so maybe her recording label pushed the release date back, or I am getting remarkably superb service for my column from the mighty Sony Corp? Anyway, this is an excellent Urban R&B al-
Bruce Mitchell bum where Hudson is not trying to re-invent the wheel, but rather expand on her amazing prowess as a singer and solidify her career as a standout performer for her time. On I Remember Me, Hudson may be celebrating her personal reinvention having survived a
horrible family tragedy while remaking her image by losing a lot of weight for her now rather buff bod (she is a spokesperson for Weight Watchers). There is a lot of affirmation on I Remember Me while superstar in her own right Alicia Keys writes and pens no less
than three songs for this album. Right now, Hudson has a hit with the R. Kelly ballad Where You At, but Hudson might enjoy some dance club exposure with the Keys up-tempo pop gems Don’t Look Down and Everybody Needs Love. Note that I Remember Me comes as a two-disc Deluxe Edition with extra songs and a DVD on the making of this new album. B+
CHRIS BROWN: F.A.M.E. DELUXE VERSION (JIVE)
F.A.M.E. is Chris Brown’s fourth album and it has made its debut at the lofty No. 6 spot, which the new Jennifer Hudson album is more deserving of, but it is also being hailed as Brown’s best to date. He also has (or had) a shot at career redemption after his infamous beating of Rihanna, but on the very day I listened to this new disc Brown was in the news again for trashing his dressing room at some day time TV talk show.
would like to be when he grew up. Dreaming of becoming The Beatles even as he rode his bike around the neighbourhood gave him a jump on most kids as he tried to build a path to success. The only selfdoubt he can recall is wondering whether he was going about it all the right way. “I worked some soul sucking jobs,” he said, noting he spent five years with a foreign exchange company because it offered the nine to five setting he needed to support his musical habits at night. But even then he would do interviews during his lunch in the boardroom. Finding his style was equally trying. “I played rock music in high school. I played jazz…one day I just start-
ed writing songs and I haven’t really looked back,” he said. Making it in music eventually means you get to start picking your own band, playing the concert halls where the talent hits the stage nine-feet above the audience’s head. While there’s a certain thrill to the big venue, like when he played the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Toronto or Massey Hall for the Juno Songwriter Circle last month, he’s looking forward to the more intimate setting his stop at Kelowna’s Minstrel Café will offer. “Because of the size of a lot of the venues, it works better as sort of a storyteller night,” he said. Wood plays the Minstrel on Saturday, April 9. email@example.com
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Just prior to this, Brown had scored a huge hit with the dance club smash Yeah 3X “let me see your hands up.” (Brown uses this same line on at least three other tracks on F.A.M.E.) Meanwhile, Brown also attracted a lot of big stars to help out, especially with Justin Bieber on the pure bubble gum pop of Next To You that is bound to become another hit. Also on hand are
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PEARL JAM: VITALOGY (EPIC) PEARL JAM: VS. (EPIC)
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Pearl Jam’s best album, it is the new material on Vs. that excites the most. Vs. has a grunge romp instrumental with Cready Stomp, an eerie David Lynch-style narrative song on a possible murder with Crazy Mary (with backing vocals from Victoria Williams) and a solid demo take of Hold On. The Vitalogy reissue also sounds improved but the three unreleased songs are simply a stripped down guitar and organ version of Better Man, an alternate take of Corduroy, as well as a mellow demo version of Nothingman. These two albums, along with the Nirvana catalogue, were among the most important albums of the Seattle grunge scene, and will prove to be catnip to hard core fans for the previously unreleased tunes. Vs. gets a B+ Vitalogy gets an A-
KE$HA: THE REMIX ALBUM (RCA)
With the way that the major recording labels are taking it on the chin financially with the advent of various new technologies, I really don’t mind them releasing these kinds of cash cow remix albums to try and stay afloat. Recently Justin Bieber, Lady GaGa, and David Guetta, among others, have all released hit remix albums and Ke$ha’s is particularly generous at 10 tunes over 45 minutes. Ke$ha’s remake and remodel CD is subtitled I Am The Dance Commander + I Command You To Dance shows that she certainly knows her function in the pop and dance club scene. There is a cool extra bouncy vibe to Your Love Is My Drug while up-tempo hits like We R Who We R, Tik Tok (two versions), Animal and Blow all get new treatments from the likes of Andre 3000, Dave Aude, Fred Falke and DJ Skeet among others. But an added kicker for the supply and demand of this remix album is the totally new song F**k Him He’s A DJ (a much needed swipe at those that are prima donnas) makes this collection even more of a must own for true fans. Bbwcmitchell@shaw.ca
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justice so I re-recorded it. I play acoustic bass on the majority of the album which will hopefully soon be a new addition to my live shows. PG: What made you choose to work with Partners for Others? Pike: By day I’m a carpenter. I dropped out of high school on the first day of second semester of Grade 12 because I’d made up my mind that I was going to learn carpentry and eventually start a company so I could have the freedom to make my music whenever I wanted. When the recession hit in 2008 the company I was working for ran out of work so I finally started my com-
ocal artists Windborn and Thomas Kjorven will team up for a dual CD release party at The House on Friday, April 8. Windborn will be releasing their first full-length album, entitled Spitting Bullets, while Thomas Kjorven will release his latest album, Home Made. Although both artists are proud and excited to release these new albums, the main focus of the night will not just be on their new bodies of work but also on raising funds for Partners for Others. This Canadian organization is committed to
addressing the needs of the poor and vulnerable, and providing the tools and training which will empower them to meet their future needs. Over the past 16 years, Partners for Others have shipped over 2.5 million pounds of donated goods to the South Pacific, Asia, the Caribbean, and Southern Africa. Partners for Others ships clothing, food, medical equipment and supplies, school books, tools, farming and industrial equipment, computers and building materials. I caught up with Jeff Pike, from Windborn, to
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We miss you so much and can’t believe it’s been a year since we spent time with you. When you left us you left a hole in our hearts and our lives. Not a day goes by that we don’t talk about the times we had with you. We know you are watching over us when the pennies fall from heaven and we pick them up ... and remember. Rest in Peace. We all love and miss you.
Passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at the age of 86 years. Survived by her son John Jr. of Kelowna, daughter Linda (Ken) Heaton of Kelowna, granddaughters Anna and Sarah. Sadly predeceased by her husband John, sister Katherine and brother Nicholas. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 1:00 pm at Springﬁeld Funeral Home, 2020 Springﬁeld Road, Kelowna, BC. Interment to follow at Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of ﬂowers, memorial donations may be made to Kelowna SPCA, 3785 Casorso Road, Kelowna, BC V1W 4M7. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springﬁeldfuneralhome.com 250-860-7077.
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Passed away Thursday, March 31st, 2011 in Kelowna. Bette is survived by husband Bill; son John (Sondra); daughter Penny; grandchildren Josh, Darby (Lysette), Cathryn (Eli) and great grandchildren Zoë and Téa. No service will be held. Bette will be laid to rest at Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of ﬂowers, please donate to the charity of your choice.
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Born April 29, 1941, passed away suddenly March 26, 2011, aged 69 years. Survived by his sister Moira; nephews Michael, Stephen, and his wife Rikki; great nephew and nieces Adam, Jorja, Emmrie and his Doberman Jaxx. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 8th, at 2:00 p.m. at First Memorial Funeral Services, 1211 Sutherland Avenue. In lieu of ﬂowers, donations to the COPD, KGH Respitory Unit or a charity of your choice in memory of Grant would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com. Arrangements in care of First Memorial Funeral Services, (250) 762-2299.
MEANEY, PATRICIA ANN Passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at the age of 70 years. Survived by her loving husband Geoff; two daughters: Lisa (Ed) of Nelson, BC, Rochelle (Greg) of Westbank, BC; son Wayne of Sydney, Australia; six grandchildren and one brother Colin (Pam) of Sydney, Australia. Predeceased by her father Norman Merchant and her mother Vivienne Merchant. Patricia was born in Lane Cove, Sydney, Australia in 1940. She married Geoff in Sydney in 1963 and embarked on a honeymoon through Europe, settling brieﬂy in England before emigrating to Canada in 1964. She loved Canada and was to spend 31 years there, punctuated by a 16-year return to Australia to realise her shared dream with Geoff of building a Georgian house in Windsor, NSW, doing much of the labour themselves. Patricia loved travel, antiques, decorating and gardening, and held several careers in banking and sales. As a young girl she studied ballet and piano, and in her later years painted oils. She was vibrant and young throughout her life. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 8, 2011 at 11:00 am at St. Charles Garnier Parish, 3645 Benvoulin Road, Kelowna, BC with Father Wayne Pﬂiger as Celebrant. If so desired as an expression of sympathy, ﬂowers may be sent to the church for the service. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springﬁeldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.
May 7, 1930 - April 1, 2011 Otto passed away peacefully at Kelowna General Hospital on April 1, 2011 at the age of 80 years. Otto will be remembered by his loving wife Gloria of 48 years of marriage, his daughter Lana and son Charles (Vivian), also his brother Ewald and numerous nieces and nephews. Otto will be greatly missed by all his family. A Service of Remembrance will be held at 1:00 pm, Thurdsay April 7th, 2010 at the Rutland Gospel Tabernacle church on 410 Leathead Road, Kelowna. In lieu of ﬂowers, donation may be made to the Rutland Gospel Tabernacle, in Otto’s memory. Arrangements entrusted to Valleyview Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Honoured Provider. Condolences may be sent to www.valleyviewfuneralhome.com
ARMSON, HUBERT LORNE (BERT)
Passed away peacefully on Friday, April 1st, 2011 at the age of 95 years. He was born January 6th, 1916 in the Wiwa Hill District near Shamrock, Saskatchewan. He enlisted with the R.C.A.F. in February 1942, and was a member of the Bateman Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. He farmed in the Shamrock area until moving to Kelowna in 1969. Sadly predeceased by his loving wife of 41 years, Theresa, his infant daughter Nancy, his parents, 2 sisters and 3 brothers. He is lovingly remembered and greatly missed by his daughters Karen (Brian) Branton, Daisy (Sylvester) Letwinetz, Mary (Jim) Meekins, Caroline (Bill) Hachman, one son Fred (Brenda) Wisner, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews. Many thanks for all the loving care and attention from both Mountainview Village and Cottonwoods. Special thanks to his long time friend and faithful visitor, Wally Dennison. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, April 8th, 2011 at 1:00 P.M. at Valleyview Funeral Home, 165 Valleyview Road with Rev. Gordon Fletcher Ofﬁciating. Viewing will be available 1 hour prior to service. Interment to follow at Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of ﬂowers donations may be made to your charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Valleyview Funeral Home, Honored Provider of Dignity Memorial. Condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.valleyviewfuneralhome.com
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9 April 1926 – 3 April 2011 Passed away peacefully in Kelowna General Hospital after a short illness. She is survived by her brother Gerhard and sister Kaethe. Predeceased by her husband Henry in 1989. Vera loved animals and always had a German Shepherd to keep her company. The fruit from her 10 apple trees were always given to missions. Vera was a faithful supporter of Kelowna Gospel Mission, Grace Baptist Church, Salvation Army, Easter Seals and Lions Society. Vera spent much time reading her bible and she was asking God to end her pilgrimage. Vera is now sleeping in the grave waiting to take part in the ﬁrst resurrection. Thank you to all who visited Vera in the hospital. Interment was at Kelowna City Cemetery, Arrangements were handled by EVERDEN RUST FUNERAL SERVICES AND CREMATORIUM (250) 860-6440.
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Gutters & Downspouts KELOWNA GUTTER Cleaning and repairs, re-slope gutters,etc Richard 250-718-6718
Handypersons A-Z HANDYMAN, domestic wizard, furniture assembly, all repairs & reno’s.250-859-4486 COMPLETE Handyman service. Free est. Seniors disc., Call 250-317-8348 NEED a hand inside or out from painting to yard work. 250-215-1712, 250-768-5032
Heat, Air, Refrig. SOMMERFELD Heating A/C, Install & Repair Heat Pumps, F/P, Gas Fitting Lic. 215-6767
Home Improvements ADDITIONS, ﬁnished bsmts, kitchen & bth reno’’s, tile, hrwd & laminate ﬂooring. Drywall, painting. Ext/int ﬁnishing. Call 250-870-3187 Engel Construction Since 1973! Custom homes, Reno’s Additions, Decks, Kitchens, & Baths. Doug (250)-215-1616 KATAMA Complete Home Renovation’s Licensed, WCB Insured. 250-864-0033 Paradise Valley Contracting. com. www.paradisevalleycontracting.com. Call Rob 250859-2787 WELL BUILT CONSTRUCTION
Renovation experts. Int/Ext. Ins’d. Call 250-826-2284
Home Repairs LARRY’S Handyman & Reno Serv., Lg. & Sm. jobs, Grafﬁtti Removal etc., 250-718-8879
Irrigation/Sprinkler Systems WESTWIND Irrigation is pleased to welcome Gene Hodgson to our staff! He has over 12 years of experience in servicing irrigation systems. He is professional, hard working & we are proud to have him as part of our team. Call Westwind, 250-860-0025 WEST-WIND Now booking for irrigation start up, repairs & installs. Call 250-860-0025
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Become a Psychiatric Nurse in your own community There is an urgent need for more Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN), particularly outside the urban areas of the province. And with the workforce aging – the average age of a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in BC is 47 years – the number of retirees from the profession is exceeding the number of graduates. Entry-level earnings start at $29/hour to $38/hour. Train Locally – The only program of its kind in BC, students can learn within their local communities via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Government student loans, Employment & Labour Market Services (ELMS), band funding & other ﬁnancing options available to qualiﬁed applicants.
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Sales & Service Directory CONCRETE O NC R E T W. C K. SPECIALIZING E IN DRIVEWAYS, SIDEWALKS, FLOORS, STAIRS, RETAINING WALLS AND REPAIRS
FREE ESTIMATES CALL KEVIN
RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL SERVICE UPGRADES & REPAIRS
Call Doug 250.215.1616 firstname.lastname@example.org
In business since 1989
EXCAVATION TREMBLAY’S EXCAVATING LTD.
SOMMERFELD HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING
ADDITIONS, ﬁnished bsmts. kitchen & bath reno’s, tile, hrdwd. & laminate ﬂooring.
“Renovation Experts” Interior/exterior Prompt, clean and reliable Insured 250-826-2284 email@example.com
•Full Landscaping •Rock Retaining Walls •Portable Soil Screener •Excavators & Bobcat Loaders CELL: (250) 979-8033 BUS: (250) 861-1500
Call Wayne (250) 215-6767
Custom homes, reno’s additions, decks, kitchens & baths
• New & Existing Heating Systems • Heat pumps, A/C • Gas ﬁtting • Licensed & Insured. • Replacement Furnace.
ENGEL CONSTRUCTION Serving Kelowna Since 1973
Licensed & Insured
ELECTRICAL MJB ELECTRICAL LTD.
Trucking, Excavating, Bobcat, Residential Joe (250) 550-6208
Hooksnapped Flooring Installations We install quality laminate, carpet, lino & much more. Need product? Call Jeff 250-869-2125
IRRIGATION/ SPRINKLER WEST-WIND IRRIGATION
We are now taking bookings for irrigation startups & repairs. We also offer free estimates on irrigation installations or major alterations. Call West-Wind Irrigation Ltd.
Local or Long Distance Polite & Professional
Ph: 250-869-0697 Cell 250-470-9498
Senior’s Specials Experience & Quality New Homes & Repaints Ceilings Bondable. Insurance Work Call Terry 250-863-9830 or 250-768-1098
“Many Yrs. Experience”
• Local/long distance • Storage Available • No job too small • Free Estimates Call Joe Anytime 250-470-8194
EXPERIENCED CRAFTSMEN QUALITY WORKMANSHIP
Custom tile setting. Travertine, marble, granite & ceramic. Decks, kitchen, baths. Guaranteed work.
• Kitchen Remodels • Painting • Plumbing
• Electrical • Tile Work • To-Do Lists • Much More
SERVICE YOU CAN TRUST
Kelowna • 250-717-5500 kelowna.handymanconnection.com
GARAGE DOOR GUTTER & SERVICES DOWNSPOUTS
Kelowna Gutter Cleaning & Repair
We install, service, & repair all makes of doors & openers. FREE ESTIMATES • INSURANCE CLAIMS • SENIOR DISCOUNTS Call Mon.-Fri. 8-4:30 pm
• Fix leaks • 20 years. experience • Fascia sofﬁt repairs • Downpipes • Re-Slope
LAWN & GARDEN
• Landscaping • Irrigation • Rock Wall • Allan Block • Aeration • Spring Cleanup • Power Rake
Dethatching, Aerating, Hedge & Tree Trimming. Full maintenance services. RESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL
Book now for landscape projects, retaining walls, pruning, spring cleanup, irrigation repair & installation.
250-317-7773 or visit us at: aspenlandscaping.ca
ELITE TRADE PAINTING
Interior - Exterior (FREE ESTIMATES) Fully insured and WCB
A & S Electric
Residential & Commercial Wiring, New Construction, Renovations & Service Changes. Complete telephone & data cabling services, Prompt quality service. Licensed & Bonded Call Steve 250-864-2099 (cont#90929)
HANDYMAN COMPLETE HANDYMAN SERVICES Repairs, Renovations, Maintenance, Carpentry, Drywall,
Painting, Carpet, Tile, Plumbing, Yard Cleanup,
Rubbish Removal, Gutters & Windows Cleaning
Senior Discount •Satisfaction Guaranteed
MAINTENANCE SERVICE HANDS FREE MAINTENANCE
WE PAY THE HST
Licensed, Bonded & Insured
Independently Owned and Locally Operated
TRUCK/ BULL DOZING
TNTTRUCKING No load too small • BARK MULCH • SAND • GRAVEL • YARD CLEAN-UP • JUNK REMOVAL LIGHT FLAT-DECK Nick Nixon - Trish Nebot Cell 250-862-0821 Office 250-765-2778
Neighborhood Trucking & Delivery
Top Soil • Ogo Gro • Gravel • Sand • Bark Mulch We remove: yard refuse, small trees, junk CHUCK 250-870-1138
We accept “When the Big Guys are Too Big We Deliver”
“ONE ROOM, OR YOUR WHOLE CASTLE”
2 Rooms, 2 Coats
Exterior starting at
PAINTING SERVICE PAINTING KELOWNA A BETTER PLACE SINCE 1982
KOSKI PLUMBING, HEATING & GAS FITTING
Call Troy, 250-718-0209
• Boarding • Mudding • Taping • Texture Spraying 20 Years Experience
ASPEN LANDSCAPING LTD
Joe’s Moving Service
• Bath Remodels • Decks • Drywall
•Aerating •dethatching •windows •gutters •pressure washing Jason 250-718-2963
PLUMBING •Renovations •New construction •Plumbing Service & Repairs •H/W tank replacement • Furnace Service & Installs • Gas f/p Service and Installs Bonded & Insured
Available for Framing, Finishing, Additions, Decks, Foundations, Flooring.
MOVING North End Moving Services
West Kelowna Journeyman Carpenter
Deck & Rail Kelowna
Serving the Okanagan 14 yrs. Vinyl Decking up to 80 mil., Modular Flooring, Aluminum, Glass, Topless, Picket Railings, Fences & Gates. Free Estimates
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.’
WELDING METAL FABRICATION LTD. Fences • Gates • Railings • Security Bars • Cargo Racks • Rollcages • Boat Railings & more. Tube Bending Specialists www.getbentmetalfab.ca
EXTERIOR SPECIALIST. IT’S ALL ABOUT THE PREP!!! LET ME SHOW YOU HOW WE CAN MAKE YOUR WINDOWS, SIDING AND STUCCO LOOK LIKE NEW. QUALITY PEOPLE, DOING QUALITY WORK.
RUBBISH REMOVAL Pager 250-861-0303
Larry’s Handyman & Renovation Services • Interior & Exterior Renovations • Carpentry • Painting • Small Repairs • Pressure Washing
• Kitchen & Bathroom Upgrades • Yard Maintenance • Fences, Decks • Tile • Graffiti Removal
Bob 250-765-2789 Rubbish Removal, Free Scrap Car Hauling,
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Machining & Metal Work GET BENT Metal Fab, fences, gates, railings, security bars, 863-4418www.getbentmetalfab.ca
Misc Services ALL KINDS OF FENCES, 6x8 Cedar panels starting @ $65. Gates & custom orders, stainning,250-491-4622www.akf.ca
Moving & Storage
AAA Best Rates Moving $59+. “Why Pay More” Short/Long Distance. Free Est. Res/Comm, 861-3400 FAMILY Movers. Moving? Anything, anywhere. Local and long distance throughout 2010 Packing service available, weekly trips to Vancouver, Alberta, full and partial loads. Cheapest rates in the valley. Free Estimates, 250-493-2687 JOE’S MOVING.reasble rates fully equip’d trucks, local-long dist, no job too small470-8194 NORTH END Moving Service Local/Long Distance. Free Estimates 250-470-9498
Painting & Decorating 100% AFFORDABLE Painting Exp, quality. Int Paint/ceilings. Winter Specials. Terry 8639830 or 768-1098 110% P&D Painting serving Western Canada for 32 years. Clean quality work at reasonable rates. Free estimatesDerek 250-769-9068 2 Rooms, 2 Coats, $169. Ext starting at $1200 entire home. PNI. 250-308-4380. CALL COR’S Painting Specializing in Interior Repaints. Reliable & On time. Quality Workmanship Guaranteed. Call Cory Doell (250)-768-8439 Christopher’s Painting. Exterior Specialists. See our ad in Service Directory. 862-6717 DALE’S PAINTING Service. Painting Kelowna a better place since 1982. 862-9333
Plumbing DREGER MECH. Plumbing, Gasﬁtting, comm/res & reno, ins’d, 24hr. Call 250-575-5878. KOSKI Plumbing-Heating Gas Fitting Reno’s Res. Bonded/Insured Troy @ 718-0209
Rooﬁng & Skylights GERMAN MASTER ROOFER. Over 30yrs exp. on all kinds of roofs. New Reroof & Repair. Tradesman + Best price Warranty. Free estimate. Call Steffen, 250-863-8224 Master & Visa.Card www.teamgerman.com. RIGHT Way Rooﬁng. Specializing in repairs & re-roofs. Mch More! Ask us, 250-808-1473 TERRY’S Rooﬁng. Tar & Gravel repairs, re-roofs & new, specialize in torch on. Call 250-718-5429
Rubbish Removal 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.
LARRY’S LITTLE DUMPER We haul little loads of anything, landscaping materials, & Junk to the dump. 250-7181114 BOB’S ONE TON TRUCKING. All your rubbish needs. FREE scrap car hauling. 25yrs of satisﬁed Customers. Bob 250-765-2789, 861-0303 pgr DIGGINOLES N SHIFTINSTUFF. Pickup & delivery service. Rubbish & recycling removed. Landscape, building supplies & Hay delivered, small equipment transferred. Yes we work weekends!! www.digginoles.com or Ph: Ian 250-864-2339 EDSON’S 1 Ton Dump Truck. Rubbish,reno’s, sheds, decks, landscaping (250)-718-1595
ERIK the STUDENT Rubbish, Tree & Appliance Removal. Hauls from $39.99 & up
Pets & Livestock
NEIGHBORHOOD Trucking & Delivery. Topsoil, Gravel, Sand, OgoGrow. Visa, Debit, Mastercard. 250-870-1138
PRESA Canario Pups, excellent guard dogs, 7wks, $1000. 250-574-0058 / 250-574-6966 PUREBRED Standard size Poodle Puppies For Sale. Very Smart & Affectionate. 250768-7869, 250-470-2422 WOLF HYBRID Cubs ready now. Sun Valley Wolf Kennels
Snowclearing TREMBLAY’S EXCAVATING Comm. snow removal & comm snow blower. 250-979-8033
Stucco/Siding DESIGN Stucco & Stone. New homes, reno’s & repairs. No job too small. Clean, quality work. Zoltan 250-864-9798.
Sundecks KELOWNA DECK & RAIL. Vinyl, Mod. Flooring, Alum., GlassTopless/Picket878-2483.
Tiling TILE Setter. Artistic Ceramics. Custom tile setting. Call 250870-1009
Tree Services 1-1-1- All 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.
Window Cleaning Hands Free Maintenance. Window, gutters, yard maint, pressure wash. 250-718-2963
Pets & Livestock
Equestrian DIAMOND H TACK : 15th Annual Consignment Garage Sale! One Day Only! Sat., April 16, at 9am Sharp. Consign Any Of Your Horse, Rider, and Stable Products from March 26 to April 13.Pick up your consignment package, 1953 Kirschner Rd. Kelowna, BC. 250-762-5631
Feed & Hay 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, delivery avail. on larger orders, also Silege bales or Feeder hay. 250-838-6630 *HAY-SALES-GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763. HORSE & Cow Hay, Mixed hay $7/bale, Grass hay $6/bale, Cow hay $4/bale, Oat hay/straw $5/bale. Discounts for bigger orders (250)8354748 STRAW 3x3x8ft bales $150 ton. GRASS hay 5ft round bales $180 tonn Alfalfa grass mix and oat silage bales 200 plus bales .$50/bale. Discount on larger orders. Enderby 250 838 6684.
Lessons/Training ACTIVE CANINE TRAINING and dogaims. CALL NOW for spring specials with Pawsitive Choices 250-768-2011
Pets Australian Shepherd puppies, ready to go April 20, 1st shots, vet check, $450, (250)4995397, firstname.lastname@example.org Bullmastif X puppies, $400. Without shots, family raised. Pics available. (250)308-4329 Cairn Terrier puppies, 6 months old, registered, all shots, dewormed, $800. (250)546-0277, 250-309-0555. LOVE ANIMALS? Love a career as an Animal Health Technologist. GPRC Fairview Campus. Accredited program well known to veterinarians. On-campus farm and residences. Work with large and small animals. 1-888-9997882; gprc.ab.ca/fairview.
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$300 & Under 55 GAL Aquarium, fully equipped, $225. 778-478-7278 HIJACKER 5th wheel hitch, model SL16, $300. 778-7540888. PRINCE Charles & Lady Di collector plate, still in box. $225. 250-763-2004.
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Free List & Pics. Realty Match www.KelownaForeclosures.org DUPLEX FOR SALE! 4 bdrm, 3bth, downtown, big lot size, recently renovated, good mortgage helper, close to hospital & all other ammenities. $379,000. Msg 250-979-0250. House for Sale - 2172 Kaslo Court, Kelowna *Centrally located and close to all amenities! *Central Air Conditioning, *New Roof in 2010, * 2x6 Construction, *Two skylights, *Oversize garage 24 x 22 *Fridge, Stove, dishwasher (2 years old) washer and dryer *1500 square feet with 3 bedrooms 2 baths *Built in 1990 *Quick Possession SHOWING BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Please call 250-545-0349 or 250-765-2811 THINKING OF SELLING? For a conﬁdential, no obligation, free market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-762-9446 or 250-860-1100 anytime.
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1 Hot Tub made into ﬁsh pond with 7 or 8 big gold ﬁsh & some litte ones, with lily pads. Call 250-860-1949 FREE Landscaping Rocks, Dismantling Xeriscaping. (250)762-3242 FREE orange male cat to good home. Very loving. 250801-2227 FREE Pick-up of used bicycles that you no longer want. Ok if need repair 604-800-2104 FREE P/U- Appliances, Rads, Batteries, Old machinery, vehicles. Harley 778-821-1317 HIDE-A-BED. Must be picked up. Call 250-861-6088 WE will pick up & recycle your wire pipes, & aluminum windows,from reno’s, batteries radiators etc.too.(250)717-0581
Furniture 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 Patio Set 6 chairs umbrella oblong table $75 Kitchen dinette set 4 padded chrs w/leaf Gd Cond.$175 (250)707-1731
Garden Equipment Screened Top Soil/ Manure mix available for pick up or can arrange delivery $10.00 per yd. Please Call 250-2587480 Will consider discount on multiple bulk loads Toro Lawnmower-rear bagger. Runs great! Serviced, ready to go. $90.00. Call Ron 250-808-4956.
Heavy Duty Machinery 966 Loader, $22,000. Saws & arbour’s, power unit. Call for details 250-379-2732
Jewels, Furs Big beautiful ﬂawless 1.10kt diamond ring. Very valuable Price neg. 250-306-4616
Medical Supplies CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! 1-866-981-5991. Walk In air jetted tub $1200. or best offer 250-769-4552 email@example.com
Misc. for Sale 100% GUARANTEED Omaha Steaks - SAVE 64% on the Family Value Collection. NOW ONLY $49.99 Plus 3 FREE GIFTS & right-to-thedoor delivery in a reusable cooler. 1-888-702-4489 mention code 45069SVD or www.Omaha Steaks.com/family23 A FREE telephone service Get your ﬁrst month free. Bad credit, don’t sweat it. No deposits. No credit checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines today Toll-Free 1-866-884-7464. BRAND new 5 stage reverse osmosis water ﬁltration system. Retail price: $795. Now: $250. Call 250-863-1544 CAN’T GET up your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new stairlift. 1-866-981-6591. DO-IT-YOURSELF steel buildings priced for spring clearance - Ask about free delivery to most areas! Call for quick quote and free brochure. 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170. FAR-INFRARED SAUNAS Spring Blow out Demos starting at $549. Free del., setup try. Kelowna. 1-888-239-9999 www.SOLARUSsauna.com Love your AVON? Need some? Call now 250-8782851.
FREE REMOVAL of all unwanted vehicles & metals. No vehicle or metal too big. 250-351-9666 GARAGE DOOR revolution. The amazing rolling garage door is now available in Canada. Quiet. Safe. Attractive. Space Saving. And competitively priced. Check it out at garador.ca or call 1-877-7652367. Mention “Community” and receive an automatic 10% off. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com PERSONALIZED ALL-INONE EASTER BASKETOVER 50% OFF! Regular Price $32.99 YOU PAY $15.99. Includes Personalization; Plush Bunny, Chocolate; Candy and Peeps® Visit www.Personal Creations.com/Always or Call 1-888-903-0973. RIGIDFOAM Insulation, 2 x 5 10/ bundle $15ea bundle. Call 250-862-8682, 1660 Cary Rd SAWMILLS BAND Chainsaw - Spring Sale – Cut lumber any dimension, anytime. make money and save money In stock ready to ship. Starting at $1,195. www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext.400OT STEEL BUILDING sale... Specials from $4 to $11/sq.ft. Great pricing on absolutely every model, width and length. Example: 30x40x14 now $7995. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers 1-800-668-5422.
Misc. Wanted IM a private buyer/collector of 1950’s, 60’s and older 10¢, 25¢, 50¢ & $1. I want to buy lots! All conditions! US & Canadian. Todd 250-864-3521 IM a private buyer/collector of 1950’s, 60’s and older 10¢, 25¢, 50¢ & $1. I want to buy lots! All conditions! US & Canadian. Todd 250-864-3521
Musical Instruments HARTKE AC75 solo amp. 2 channels, perfect for lounge and coffee house gigs. $375. Ph (250)833-1976 MOIR Pianos. New & Used Grand & Upright Pianos. Call Richard Moir 250-764-8800 PIANO SALE, grands, uprights, serviced, tuned and delivered. View at www.worldofmusic.ca, “used inventory”. Call Kamloops: 250-319-4062 or Kelowna: 250-869-0819. Toll Free 1-800-663-5183
Garage Sales CENTRAL SPCA (AUX) Sale Sat, April 9. 10-1. Lunch. White Elephant, Linen, Books, Clothes, Jewellery, Baking. First United Church 721 Bernard Ave. MOVING Sale. #440-1260 Raymer Ave - Sunrise Village (Gordon & Raymer) Sat April 9, 10-4 & Sun April 10, 12-4 MOVING SALE 9am- Fri ,Sat, & Sunday. Bassett Armoire, S/S fridge, almost new double & single beds,etc., etc., #22-1853 Parkview Cresent.
Real Estate Acreage for Sale 20 ACRES $0 DOWN, $99/mo. ONLY $12,900 Near Growing El Paso, Texas (2nd safest U.S. City) Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Money Back Guarantee FREE Color Brochure 800-755-8953. www.sunsetranches.com 3 Acres, Whitevale Area, Lumby. Flat, trees, drilled well, gas/hydro to driveway. Price $235,000.00 + HST OBO. 250-547-6932. 5 1/2 ac. $89,900. 11.80 ac, c/w cabin, two 10.94 ac build lots for Pics email firstname.lastname@example.org Arrow Lakes area. 250269-7328. 7.98-acres, on Bodwell Rd. gently sloping, no buildings. $449,000. 250-260-3545
Apt/Condos for Sale 1 & 2 bdrms 1938 Pandosy St 6 story concrete builiding. Some utils incl’d. bus rte. NS. NP. $775+ up. 250-878-7953 BRIGHT corner, very clean, 2bd, 2bth condo, lakeview, secure/RV prkng. $239,900. Helmut Hubert, Century 21 250878-8010 MLS COLLEGE Area Hawthorn Park 2bdrm 2bath 55+. UG parking swimming exercise classes avail. NS $1200 + utils. Sandy (250)765-7269 THINKING OF SELLING? For a conﬁdential, no obligation, free market evaluation of your property call
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Duplex/4 Plex $278,500. Lake & Knox Mnt close by, classy 2bd, den/fam, open plan. MLS Ken Dempsey. Remax 250-717-5000 $559,000. Rutland. Just listed. SxS Duplex w/suites. MLS Ken Dempsey, Remax, 250717-5000 email@example.com DUPLEX FOR SALE! 4 bdrm, 3bth, downtown, big lot size, recently renovated, good mortgage helper, close to hospital & all other ammenities. $379,000 Msg 250-979-0250.
For Sale By Owner 1400sq.ft Home, 1 acre in Whitevale Lumby, $275,000. w w w. o k h o m e s e l l e r. c o m #26568. Call 250-547-9533
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Winﬁeld 3bd 2 ba No bsmt. on Orchard, 6appls a/c deck, drapes. Avail now. NS. NP. Working persons. ref’s req’d $1250 + DD & utils. 250-7663395 Cell (250)-861-0656
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830sq’ street lvl Ofﬁce/Retail space w/washroom. Excl DT loc., 500 blk Lawrence Ave. 250-769-7281 eves Sustainability consulting business looking to share our downtown ofﬁce space with a like-minded company. Shared board room, reception, phone/ fax, printer and small kitchen area included. Can be conﬁgured to ﬁt one to four people within the space, depending on your needs. Price negotiable based on space required from $600 to $1000. Please call 250-862-8941 to inquire and see the space. WESTBANK. Lakeview. 2nd ﬂr. 760sq.ft. $790 incl T.N. 250-768-9083, 250-718-9083
1BD., Off McCurdy, f/s, w/d, priv. ent., nr. bus, ns, np, pref 1 person, $750. util/cbl. incl. Avail now (250)491-9006 1BDRM, avail May 1. Rutland. Clse to schools. $700 incl utils. NP. 250-863-1302. 1Bdrm Suite Available on Rutland Bench. Private entry. NS. NP. NParty $700/mo (250)491-1355 2bd 1ba fr/st shr’d w/d between Costco & Plaza 33 unfurn/furn.$849 (250)-491-3215 2BD Cottage & 3bd grnd ﬂr in Lakeview Heights newly reno’d Bright, spacious, with pool, Large lot with view. All appl’s incl., call 250-769-9038 email: email@example.com 2BD legal suite Rutland. Nr. bus & shopping. 4appl, ns, np. $950 + utils. Avail May 1st. Call 250-863-1155 2 Bdrm Armstrong Sep/ ldry&prkg N/S Pets neg. $850 Incl:util,sat,net. 250-540-3415 2Bdrm Bright Clean quiet Level entry legal suite laundry patio parking NS NP NP May 1st $850/mo + utils. Call David (250) 491-9605 Rutland 2 bdrm N. Glenmore, above ground, locked storage, 5 appl, ns, np. Ref checks. $775 plus utils. 250-717-8807. 2BD, some utils incl, NParties, NS, NP, near shopping & bus, quiet area, Area of Rutland. Lndry HU’s. Extreme WL int. $895, dd req’d. 250-765-2931 2BD W/O Lake Country Backyard/deck, cable, sep.entry laundry, storage, NS. NP. $900 utils. incl’d. (250)7664020, or 778 821-0115 2 lrg BD Upper Mission SS appls WD fenc’d yard alarm sys.$1200 all inclusi.w/sat.TV Avail May1 (250)764-7228 3542 Old Ok Hwy Central, 2bd, walk-out, 1200sf, lg kit, lg master bd, $1050/mo. 250808-8007 or 778-755-0034 3Bdrms a/c, priv laundry,driveway bus school cble wireless utils incl’d NS NP $1100 Avail now. 826-2233 AVAIL immed. Mature older couple, 2bd bsmt suite, incl int, cbl, FS, WD, DW, utils incl. Will accept small pet. Newly reno’d. $900. View only Sat 11-3. 778-753-4242 Avail. Now. 2bd/1ba across fr. OC & KSS. $990 utils incl. pet ok. shared w/d. big yard. Call Zelia @ (250) 498-1493 BELGO- 2bd, 1ba, lg. liv rm, lg kit, $750/mo. Laundry incl., 250-765-3884 & 250-878-9303 BRIGHT 1 BEDROOM basement suite on Glenmore, close to shopping and down town. Separate entrance, washer, dryer, fridge and stove. $750/ month plus damage deposit. Avail April 1st. Call Adam at 250-545-4577 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org GARDEN suite wkly/mo, Hospital area, jet tub, lndry, Priv sep ent. Veg/ garden, Gar/pkg. Furn/ unfurn, all neg NP, NS. $975 Cbl/ utils incl 870-7007 LAKE VIEW Heights 1bd suite, lrg master bdrm, walk in closet NS, NP. $700 all utils incl. 250-769-9285 LRG 1bd view ste. Toovey Rd area. 5appl, NP, NS, $750 utils incl. Call 250-765-5503 May 1. 2bd, priv ent, no stairs, NS, NP. $750 incl utils. Call 250-765-2857 MISSION- Beach Location! Large 2 Bed + LR. New paint & more. $890. 250-470-8262 N. Rutland 1 Lrg Bdrm $750 includes utils, basic cable NS NP. Ref’s req’d. Avail May 1st (250)491-9739, 863-0116 ONE BED lg modern suite. Sep entrance w/laundry lots of storage. $800. 250-300-7377 RUTLAND- 2bdrm gr level, priv entry, 5appls, heat, nr bus route. NS. NP, ND, ideal for wrkng cple or student, Avail immed. $1000 250-762-6519 RUTLAND N. brand new 2 bdrm, sep ent, porch, lndry, big kitchen, NP, NS, wrking cpl. Avail now. $1000+ utils. 250-864-6722. WINFIELD bright 2bdrm main level ste on parklike setting, priv patio. Avail May 1. Incl everything. Walking dist to beach & marina. On bus route. Furn or unfurn. Suits working person or students. N/s, n/p. $1000/mo. 250-766-1776 WSTSIDE, 1bd, priv. ent, cln & qt, 6 appl, ac & sat, in qt adlt hm, ns, np, 1 qt wrk prs. $675 1/4 util. 250-769-7703.
1BD. Hosp. area, 2nd. ﬂr.in Heritage hm. , suit 1, ns, np, nd. Avail. $600.250-764-9112 1BD self contained suite/cabin in Winﬁeld, suitable for single person/stdnt. Close to UBCO. $600. Info at 250-766-0956 3BD. Rutland/McCurdy area, bright upper ﬂr. 2ba. gas fp, cvrd. deck, fncd. bckyrd, f/s, cent. air, b/i vac, u/g irrg., 2car grge., nr. amens., share w/d, $1250 + util. NS, NP. Avail May 1, 250-491-4506. 3bd top ﬂr, deck, fnc’d yard, cov’d prking, new 5 appls, walk to school 1 pet ok, NS. Very clean. Freshly painted. April 15. $1350 incl utils. 250860-0403 or email@example.com AVAIL immed, quiet 2 bdrm 4 plex suite behind Plaza 33. 5 appl, carport & storage, older working preferred. NP. NS. $830 plus DD. 250-451-9923 LG bright 2bd. W/0.,nr colg, lake shops, Resp. ns. np.$895 Apr15/May1 762-0317 6rings LRG 2BD, near Costco/ Plaza 33, fs, wd, yard. $1050 +utils. NS, NP, ND. 250-491-3215 Rutland 2bdrm 5appls NP. Smoke ok. No Party! $1000+ 1/2 utils April15(778)753-1111 RUTLAND: 3bd 2ba., main ﬂr house, lg. sundeck, fruit trees, cls. to bus, school. Avail now. ns, np, $1000. 250-575-0940
Apt/Condo for Rent RUTLAND. 55+ 2bd, 1.5bth condo, 4th ﬂr, elevators, ug prking. Avail May 1. $995 + DD. Jim at 1-780-297-2561 RUTLAND: THUNDERBIRD EVERGREEN APTS. 435/395 Franklyn Road 1 & 2 bdrm suites, 3/appls, AC, drapes, walk-in storage, u/g secure parking, hot water included. Laundry facilities on site. Close to excellent shopping, major bus routes (excellent bus service to all campuses, Orchard Park Mall & downtown), theaters, medical facilities & restaurants. 250-762-5932 for appointment to view THE Lagoons. 2bd, 2bth, lakeview, avail immed, non-smoking, small pet ok. $1500+utils. Call 250-862-3220 WILLOW PARK MANOR. 270 Aurora Cres 239 Hollywood Rd. S 1 & 2bd units S Next door to the full service Willow Park Shopping Center S Free parking S Resident manager 250-763-3654 APARTMENTS FOR RENT in Granada Gardens for Mar.1 & beyond, ranging from $800-$850/mo 250-766-4528, 250-718-0881 3bdrm apt. suite Spacious, close to all amenities, NS, NP, 1yr lease, Avail Mar. 15th incl heat.$925 250-763-6600
Commercial/ Industrial 1/2 - 4 acre serviced, fenced industrial lots for lease. Light, heavy or industrial use including auto wrecker & storage. 7000sq’ serviced coverall shelter for storage or workspace or build to suit. Westbank Industrial Park. 250-769-7424 HWY Front avail at 1694 Ross Rd Ship/rec doors, prking C1 2000sqft. $2500 TN. 769-6614
Duplex / 4 Plex 2BD. 501 Hein Rd.Clean unit. s/f, w/d, 1.5ba. nice deck,new tiles. $950. +util, 317-8844 2Bdrm Upstairs Quiet For rent $900 Available Now 250-7631558,or 250-763-1860 2BD Rutland 4plex on Hwy 97. $700+utils. Pet ok. Ref’s req’d. 250-765-5578 445 McCurdy Rd.2 bdrm 1 bath st fr w/d No stairs,carport, fncd yard.$950.ph# 317-8844 475 Hein Rd., 2bdrm, very clean, w/d/f/s, carport $950+util., 501 Hein Rd 2 bd also $900/mo 250-317-8844 4BD & 2bd, 3 full bth, 6appl, garage, all windows blinds. March 1. NP. (250)860-8583 BLK MTN. 4 bed + den 2 bath $1250 + Util. 5 appl. 2 decks. Lrg yard.NS/NP.250-869-8504 OLD Glenmore. 3bd, 2ba, FP, ensuite lndry, nr amens now/ May.1, $1180 250-763-7869 RUTLAND- 4bd, 2.5 baths, across from Shopping, close to schools, $1350/mo. Avail May 1. 250-317-0475 WESTBANK- 2bd, 1.5bth sxs 4plex, Smid Rd. $850 + hydro. April 15. 250-212-1282
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1 Bdrm house in Orchard. Avail. now. $800/m Serge 250863-6801 or 250-765-0722. 2BD 1 bath, Ellison Area. No dogs. $850 + utils. (250)-8692186 2BD House, L. Mission. Shr’d WD, wood stove. $1175+ utils. Avail immed. 250-215-1562 2 BDRM, 2 Bths, Furn. or not. Garden & pets ok. 6km into Christian Valley. $800+ Utils. Avail May 1. 250-446-2076 2Bdrm house upper level in Capri area shar’d laundry mature working couple, $900 +utils (250)448-8507 2 storey 6bd house for rent on acreage April 1.Boucherie Rd, West Kelowna. $1600. Day: 604-534-9936 eves: 604-5325605 3/4 BD., Winﬁeld area, $1575 +utils. NO PETS. Avail Now. Overlooks Wood Lake on East side. Close to schools. Call 250-869-9788, 250-491-3345 3BD, 1 full bth, WD, CA, May 1st. Near KLO/Hospital. NP. 250-492-8681, 250-809-1693 3bdrm Bungalo in Lombardy Area 1 bath Lrg kitchen + Yard $1300 May 1 (778)477-0476 3BDRM, Central Locationclose to everything, NS, NP, $1200/mo. 250-470-7291 3BD upper level house. Fireplace, creek, central loc., buses. $1200. 250-868-9059 4 bdrm, 2 bath home with sep 2 bdrm suite to share with inlaws. $1695. 250-860-6995. CLEAN, BRIGHT RANCHER. AVAIL NOW!!! 40 Steps to Lake. 2 bed, sunroom/den, all newer ﬂooring, propane ﬁreplace, large lot, det. garage, laundry room, all appls. Pet neg. Non smoker, Long term preferred. Located in “FINTRY” a quiet lakeside community off Westside Rd. 35 min to the city. $1200, Kristi @ 604862-8039 or firstname.lastname@example.org DOWNTOWN. 1bd loftstyle carriage house, garage, 5appl, newer, small pets ok, $1000. Close to bus & shops. AC. Avail March 15 or April 1. Please call 250-899-0911
FREE RENT- 2 bdrm, 900sq’ twnhse, great Kelowna view, stove, fridge, washer, dryer. Covered parking. Ready to move in, no rent to May 1. Small & kid friendly. 250-870-7172. LAKEVIEW, 3bd, 2 full bths, lrg livingrm, sundeck, newly painted. $1000. Call 250-7661314, 250-718-1975 MAY 1. Rutland. 3bd. Gar., newly decorated. 6appls, garden, 1yr lease, $1500. NS, small pet neg. 250-861-5757 Rent To Own Small Down Payment Req Call Alice 1-877-454-0330 SMITH CREEK, 4 bdrm, 3 full baths, approx 3000sq’, all appl, $2200. Prefer lease. NP. NS. Ref’s. Noel 250-452-6635. WANTED- April 1st. Clean house or townhouse, 2-3 bdrm, lease only, long term, min 1yr, excellent credentials, will treat your property like our own. 250-768-9592. WESTSIDE New 4bd full bsmt. Dbl garage 3 full washrooms. Close to all amenities. Avail June 1. $1750/m all new appls. 250-801-7424, 1-778578-7451 Westside Rd. 1 min to Bridge 5 min To DT. Modular Home 1 Bdrm + den 1 bath, all appls. A/C, & Lrg Deck. $1000 + utils. Available April 1 250-768-2978 Winﬁeld 3bd 2 ba No bsmt. on Orchard, 6appls a/c deck, drapes. Avail now. NS. NP. Working persons. ref’s req’d $1250 + DD & utils. 250-7663395 Cell (250)-861-0656 Wood Lake View 3bdrm 2bath 3levels $1200/mo+utils. Pets negot. (250)766-4322 WOODLKE VIEW, dividable 2-kit, 5bd, 5ba, carprt, grg/wrk shp, in-grd pool, acre, pet neg. $1800+ utils, 250-766-4322
Room & Board ROOM & Board. $850. Rutland area, NS, pets ok, suits disabled, elderly or student. No addicts. Christian male pref. Emmie, 250-861-5659
Rooms for Rent 1BD Downtown, utils incl, bus route, $460. Newly reno’d, int incl. NP. 778-478-6492 1 Bdm Bchlr ste, fully furn’d, semi-priv, util incl $625 +$300 DD. 250-765-0746 A-1 clean furn’d cbl. & w/d, wl int, quiet, monthly avail. immed. 250-862-9223 All Comforts of Home, furn. rooms/suites DT. wireless int. cbl. WD. fr $450. 861-5757 DOWNTOWN- 1 bdrm, $400 incl utils, wireless, laundry. Mature, working person. NS. 250-863-7863, 250-762-7253. MATURE Female. Large Bed /sitting room w/priv. bath.w/d cable Lovely House, Beautiful Lakeviews.$475.250-769-0661 MODERN Furn’d. bdrm. all cbl/utils. incl’d., $450mo. $475. Call 250-317-2546
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Shared Accommodation 847 Mayfair Rd. 3bd house, 2.5 bth, livingrm, kitchen, dining area, garage, lots of parking, lndry rm, huge yard, near amens. $1500. Rutland. Pref wrking family. April 1. 250765-6031, 250-864-6031 April 15th. Female roomate to share clean quiet Rutland home, must be working, NS, NP, cbl & int $400+DD. Call 250-491-9605 AVAILABLE ASAP. 1 bdrm close to all amenities NP. NP. NS. $400 utils., wireless net, & laundry incl’d 250-763-7553 MATURE wrking person to share townhouse. Call for details. 778-478-7278 N.RUTLAND: Student or working, 3 bdrms, share LR, kit, bath, lndry, sat, int & hottub. On Bus route, CRC req. $450 utils incl. 250-765-7239 RUTLAND. PRIVATE ROOM in 2bdrm basement suite. $450/mo, utils incl. NP, NS. 250-861-5621, 250-681-8699
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Suites, Lower 155 Robson Rd E. Avail immed. 2bd, $600 +40%utils. NS, NP. Janice 250-762-8901 1BD 4Appl Patio $700 Incl Util 2Bd 4Appl Patio Pet OK $800 Incl Cable & Util-250-860-1961 www.cdnhomeﬁnders.ca 1BD, lrg & bright, sep lndry, entry & prking. Pool, new bth. NS, NP. Avail immed. $825 incl utils. Call 250-491-0952 1Bdrm April 15th or May 1st Lndry HU.Cat ok. NS. $670 incl utils.Costco 250-300-5466
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Antiques / Classics 1955 Red Metropolitan hard top restored, put the key in and drive Vintage plates stay with car ($127/yr) Parts easy to get Great cond. inside/outside and mechanicly $7900 obo (250)768-3128 1960 LAND ROVER. Complete vehicle ready for restoration. Good frame, complete extra engine (running). Many extra parts with winch(included) with cable. Warn front hubs. 45,000 miles. Pre registered. Email pictures available. $3900 obo. Call 250-7657811. SPECIAL Anniversary Edition 1987 Cougar LS. Great shape. only 106km. $3600. (1-250)517-8087
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2009 Acura CSX with Technol ogy Package. 4 Door Sedan Manual Trans. 17400 Km. XM Satellite Radio, I Pod, USB, MP3, Navigation with Voice Recognition and Bluetooth Phone. Power Windows/Mirrors/Steering/Locks. ABS Brakes, Keyless Entry, Immobilizer, etc etc. Retirement forces sale. $21,950.00. Phone 778-755-1922.
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19’ 1977 Holiday travel trailer, sleeps 4 adults, full kit & bth all working, $3000. 250-769-3068 eves. 1981 Chev Centurion Motor home, $3,400 obo. 250-5479504 1994 29’ Corsair 5th wheel, 1-slide, F/S microwave, A/C, shower, 2 propane tanks, $10,000 obo. 250-306-1434 2005 KEYSTONE Cougar 285EFS Immaculate, nonsmokers, children, pets. Standard features plus solar panel adjustable system, 130w, battery controller plus 4 batteries. TV/DVD/Radio. New mattress/tires. Propane fed BBQ system. Transferable RV warranty. All manuals, certiﬁcates. $18,700. Phone Vernon 250503-3032. 2006 Monterey 26’ trailer, loaded, bunk,, 4300lbs., mint, ext. warr., $13,250. 764-4256 5TH Wheel/truck combo. 2000 23’ Citation & 4wd truck (seats 5). 1997 Chev Sierra truck, has only 127,000kms. Both in like new cond., $19,750. Call 250-764-7628 BOATS, RV DETAILING Truck & Cars. INSTALL HITCHES All vehicles Truck & Trailer Accessories & Parts. Call (250)-769-1945 DODGE Pleasureway 318 Motor. CLEAN. Good Condition. (250)767-6533
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Auto 183,000 KMS 4dr, A/C, leather & power seats, PL PW cruise, tilt, CD playertow package, Box liner, accident free, bc truck, $6990, call: 250-862-2555 www.kfmauto.com 2005 Montana extended, 110KM, very clean cond. $5000 obo. (250)260-5232 2007 Ford F150 Supercrew Lariat XTR, full load incl leather & sunroof. 68,000kms. Lady driven, white, $24,000 obo. 250-862-6053.
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Cars - Domestic
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Sport Utility Vehicle 1989 black Jeep 4x4 removable hard top, no soft top, 4.2L 6cyl, $4000 obo. 250540-2328 1996 Chevy Tahoe Red with 85,000k new tires denali wheels 17” 100000k on HD brakes & roters $1900 on battery new radiator new compresser new hoses last 9 yrs put 25,000km. Can be seen at 2160 Chilcotin Cres. Kelowna BC. $12,500 obo (250)7129949 2003 Honda CRV, great buy, $6,100 obo. (250)546-9929 Ask for Eldon.
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NOTICE OF AGM Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 @ 8:00 p.m. The ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the Landowners in the Glenmore-Ellison Improvement District will be held on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2011 @ 8:00 p.m. at the District office at 445 Glenmore Road. Copies of the 2010 Financial Statements will be available after April 6, 2011 at the office as well as at the General Meeting. Two Trustee terms expire this year. Nomination forms for these positions are available at the office or at the Annual General Meeting. Nominations will be accepted at the AGM or at the District office no later than April 14, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. The Election, if necessary, will be held on May 5, 2011 and the Advance Poll on April 28, 2011
DEVELOPMENT OF A PEST MANAGEMENT PLAN Reference ID: Tolko OK/TN PMP 2011-2016
Tolko Industries Ltd. is developing a Pest Management Plan under the Integrated Pest Management Act. The plan will describe a pest management program using Integrated Pest Management techniques. The purpose of the Pest Management Plan is to ensure effective and safe vegetation control within an integrated pest management program on crown land within a portion of the Southern Interior Forest Region. The pest management activities are to be carried out on reforested cutblocks in the: • Kamloops/Headwaters Forest Districts (which includes the communities of Blue River, Vavenby, Clearwater, Barriere, Heffley Creek, Kamloops, Chase, Pritchard, Lac Le Jeune, Logan Lake, Savona, Ashcroft and Cache Creek) • Cascades Forest District (which includes the communities of Merritt, Princeton, Tulameen, Coalmont, and Brookmere) • Okanagan Shuswap Forest District (which includes the communities of Sicamous, Salmon Arm, Enderby, Armstrong, Vernon, Lumby, Cherryville, Lake Country, Kelowna, Peachland, Summerland and Falkland) • Columbia Forest District (which includes the community of Revelstoke) • Arrow Boundary Forest District (which includes the community of Edgewood) The use of pesticides is intended within the area to which the Pest Management Plan applies. Herbicide application on forestry blocks may use the following methods - ground foliar spraying, selective or spot treatment, hack and squirt, cut stump, and. basal bark.
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The proposed Pest Management Plan, diagrams and map(s) may be viewed at the folllowing Tolko Industries Ltd.offices: • Thompson Nicola Regional Woodlands Office, 6275 Yellowhead Hwy, Heffley Creek, B.C.,V2H 1T8 Contact - Michael Bragg, RPF (250.578.2181) • Thompson Nicola Regional Woodlands Office, 1750 Lindley Cr. Road, Merritt, BC V1K 0A2 Contact - Robert Dunsmore, RPF (250.378.1207) • Okanagan Regional Woodlands Office, 4280 Hwy 6 RR7, Lumby, B.C. V0E 2G7 Contact - Robert Kennett, RPF (250.547.1219) If you wish to review the document at one of these offices, please phone the contact listed above for an appointment. Information regarding or a copy of this Pest Management Plan may be requested from: Robert Johnson, RPF 1079 Mt Fosthall Dr., Vernon, B.C. V1B 2W2 Phone: 250.260.3888 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org A person wishing to contribute information about a proposed treatment site, relevant to the development of the Pest Management Plan, may send copies of the information to the applicant at the address above within 30 days of the publication of this notice.
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the founder of the charity Partners for Others and the warehouse I was building was to store all of the aid items that he collects from around B.C. before it finds its way to the landfill. After getting to know Ray and learning what he does I knew I wanted to help him out in any way that I could. PG: What do you think is the importance of those of us who are more fortunate helping those in need? Pike: I don’t like to tell people what to do with their money. But I don’t mind giving people the opportunity to do something good with their money if they want to. We live in one of the wealthiest places on earth. I think we spend too much money on stuff that we’re not going to be taking with us when we die. While we’re doing that there are people who are dying because we are throwing away things that they need to survive. Right now the Partners for Others warehouse is packed to the ceiling with aid items so we might as well ship some over there if we can. PG: If people can’t make it to the show how else can they help out Partners for Others? Pike: If people can’t make it to the fundraiser they can still contact Partners for Others at partnersforothers.com to see what they do. If we don’t reach our goal I’ll be putting the Spitting Bullets album for download through windborn. ca where people can pay whatever they want. The dual CD release and fundraiser featuring Windborn and Thomas Kjorven will be held at The House (Unit 1, 240 Lougheed Rd.) on Saturday, April 18, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door and after venue costs are covered, all money made will go to charity. CD sales will be by donation with proceeds going to charity as well. If you are interested in making a larger donation or are interested in sponsorship, everything is in place for tax receipts. For details email Jeff Pike at email@example.com. Pyper Geddes is the general manager at Habitat in downtown Kelowna.