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ll-day kindergarten was brought in swiftly by the provincial government with some anxiety from parents and teachers and without enough funds or space to roll it out through the entire school district. But, as Capital News contributor Shelley Nicholl discovered, the little learners, oblivious to any controversy, logistics or their fate as pack leaders, seem to be doing just fine. See story on A3.


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Dougall Road area targeted again as tractor trailer burns Cheryl Wierda STAFF REPORTER

Police suspect a fire set in a tractor trailer early Friday morning may be connected to a string of other arsons in Rutland last month. “Though it is early

in the investigation, police suspect that this incident may be linked to the other recent arsons in the area, but are currently not in a position to definitively confirm this suspicion,” said Const. Steve Holmes. This latest fire was discovered just before 2 a.m.

Friday in a tractor trailer parked at a home in the 200-block of Dougall Road North. Firefighters arrived to find the semi tractor “well involved” with fire. “The fire is suspicious (and) appears to have started inside the cab and

sleeper unit,” said assistant fire chief Lou Wilde. During patrols of the area immediately after the fire, police located two youth and spoke with them concerning the fire. “There were no grounds, at that time, to detain or arrest them,” said

Holmes. The fire comes on the heels of a series of five fires in the early morning hours of Oct. 22 in the Dougall Road area. Police have said they are looking for three youths as “persons of interest” as they investigate

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ive-year-old Jaelyn Foster walks confidently up to her kindergarten teacher. “Can I write on the white board, Mrs. Church?” “Of course you can,” is the cheerful reply. Jaelyn carefully prints her name in bold black letters. It’s a bit wobbly, but quite neat for a kindergarten student. Then, she writes: “Love, Mrs. Church.” “Oh, that’s what I write on the board every day,” exclaims Mrs. Church. With only two months of kindergarten under her polka dot tights, Jaelyn knows all about owls and letters and who’s who in the classroom. She’s the veteran of two field trips and remembers learning about X-rays at the “hostible.” Does she like kindergarten? She nods. “We get to play fun games.” She admits it seems like a long day sometimes and it’s tough getting used to not having enough time to eat lunch. But, the really tough part, she says, is listening. Still, it’s a place she likes to go every day, all day. “I really like my teacher,” she says. ••• The young Ms. Foster is part of the cohort of Central Okanagan students going to full-day kindergarten for the first time. She may not know the difference between halfday or full-day kindergarten, but it became an item of some apprehension for


KEEPING ACTIVE AT the Raymer Elementary playground are Kindergarten students (from left) Kenzie Belcourt and twins Nathan and Eric de Wynter with their moms Jennifer Stapley (left) and Kate de Wynter. parents and teachers when the provincial government officially announced that all elementary schools in B.C. would extend those half days of kindergarten to full days by 2011. The first line-up of schools started this fall and, by next year, all schools will include fullday kindergarten. The main concerns were that the students were too young for a full day. They’d be tired and not able to focus. As well, many wondered about the work

load. Would students be doing twice as much work? Would they be bored? And, what about the little kids in with the bigger ones? Would there be trouble? Most of the fears seem to have worked themselves out as the students, staff and parents get used to the format. In fact, the response has been positive. “I haven’t had a single complaint,” says Central Okanagan School District superintendent Hugh

Gloster. “It’s been well received.” In fact, the only aspect left that needs attention is where to house the next wave of kindergarten students next year in schools that are already full. For parents, however, the big anxieties seem to have subsided as the new students adjust to their schedules. Jaelyn’s mom, Sherry Foster, said since Jaelyn is her only child and the whole concept of kindergarten is new, try-

ing to figure out what her daughter was in for with the new program was baffling at first without an example to go by. “It’s hard to pull information out of a five-yearold to find out what their day is like,” she says. “I’d get, ‘I played. I talked to two girls and a boy.’” Then, when her teacher at Bankhead Elementary started sending home a newsletter each week, she knew what was going on and could chat with her daughter about what she

learned. Her daughter used to attend child care all day, so the length of day is actually shorter, but the workload is heavier. Jaelyn is learning and absorbing all the information that comes at her. As well, coming from a small child care facility, she now has to get used to 20 children around her. Her mom feels the socialization is a positive aspect, especially since there’s just mom and dad to talk to at home, but she was a bit nervous of the

number of kids at first. Jaelyn, however, was ready for school. Says her mom, “She just wanted to learn and read and write letters.” Jaelyn’s teacher, Maegan Church, also had her worries about the new format. After teaching kindergarten for four years with half days, she said there were a few things to adjust to. “It was challenging at first,” she admits. “We had to figure out lunch and recess, but now we’re getting used to it. The class has bonded and we’re a close group now.” Church sees the advantage of being able to know the students better sooner. With more time in the day with each of them, she can get to know the little individuals. The downside, she finds however, is that she has less planning time during the day. She used to have a mid-day break before the next set of kindergarten students arrived, so she’d have some time to get some work done. Now, with the students there all day, that time is usually gone. Still, to give an assessment of the program so far, Church would give it a good mark. “I wasn’t sure at first,” she says. “But I think I do like it better. I like the relationship with the kids. I like having the time to get to know them better.” The kindergarten curriculum hasn’t been expanded, just the time available to go through it. In other words, teachSee Expansion A4

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ers have the same topics to cover, but can spend more time on them or let the children have some recreation time and not move them so quickly. “Before, I never had the time to cover everything. Now I’m able to do more with more depth,” Church says. “I can fit in more learning or down-time when needed.” For some children, it may be hard at first to adjust, but she says they’re all getting used to it. Many schools have looked at ways to make a smooth transition for the young pupils. One way is to alternate the lunch and play time with the older students. What happens is the younger students may eat for the first part of the lunch break and then play after. The schedule is then reversed for the older kids. After an adjustment period, they all play together. As well, schools put Grade 6 buddy partners with the kindergarten students as a way to help them feel safe with the older kids. The one concern about students being tired at school is still a factor for some children. Jennifer Stapley, who’s son Kenzie Belcourt attends Raymer Elementary, says her son has felt tired after his day. “Sometimes, I find, he falls asleep after school,” she says. He may be more tired than other students naturally because of medication, she says, but the last hour of school can be tiring. Still, Stapley says she


SANTINO ESPINOSA, with his mom Rebeca Espinosa, just started kindergarten this year at Raymer Elementary and it has been a positive experience. likes the full days. Her older daughter did the half-day program years ago and she found them



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ing too ensconced in formal education too soon and not having enough natural play time, many educators believe the younger minds absorb so much and a play-oriented early program gives them a jump-start on their future learning ability. In the Central Okanagan, as with many districts in B.C., programs for young learners have been in place for years. Some students, who may need extra help at the younger ages or those deemed more at-risk have been enrolled in all-day kindergarten—essentially a morning and afternoon class each day—to give them a better start. The district is also aligned with a program called Strong Start, which is designed to give learning opportunities to preschoolers aged three and four and their families at seven centres in the district, in the form of a free drop-in program. Thirteen schools also have pre-schools operated in facilities where there is space. This fall, the district chose 21 of its 30 elemen-

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opening up different possibilities in the district that may address other overcrowding issues. In the Mission, for example, the student population growth is in the Upper Mission, but there’s no space, despite Chute Lake Elementary opening last year. There is space in Lower Mission at Dorothea Walker Elementary, but that’s not where it’s needed, so the district may have to look at other options, such as busing students out of the Upper Mission or adding Grade 7s to Okanagan Mission Secondary, which is currently Grades 8 to 12. The provincial gov-

ernment is providing $250,000 for the district to re-open Anne McClymont Primary that closed last year. That will provide six classrooms and three portables. Just how the configuration of students will look hasn’t been decided yet and the district staff is consulting with parents in the area. “We knew we would have to move kids around to make space,” says Gloster. “As soon as we started talking to PACs (Parent Advisory Councils), we heard about possible boundary re-alignments,” for catchment areas.

But, he points out, “We’re still doing consultation.” (See the district website,, for information.) The other potential logistical factor is staffing the classrooms, since many more teachers are needed, but that’s a nonissue. Fortunately, Gloster notes, the district is an attractive place to work and doesn’t have problems receiving enough kindergarten teacher applications. As well, with UBCOkanagan’s education program, teacher grads are right in the neighbourhood. ••• Once the classrooms

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Packinghouse facelift finally unveiled to public Jennifer Smith STAFF REPORTER

“I always like to think if you scratch an urban person down one or two layers, you’ll find a farmer.� These were the words of wisdom Wayne Wilson, head of the Okanagan Museums, imparted to his guests as he revealed the masterpiece his staff, architects, contractors and several levels of dedicated government personnel have spent their


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last year studiously working toward. The reopening of Western Canada’s oldest packinghouse—after an extensive $2.5-million structural upgrade— paid homage to the rural roots of Kelowna and its surroundings as Wilson told those gathered he too grew up working in packinghouses like the building Kelowna’s Orchard Museum and Wine Museum will share. “Most people actually save churches and houses. Rarely, I would say even to the extreme, is an industrial building saved,�


said Wilson. Known as the Laurel Packinghouse, the building was intended to serve as a large warehouse where the fruit industry could load up its goods for shipment. Today, it forms the centerpiece of Kelowna’s Cultural District. Many North American cultural districts sit within industrial areas, Wilson said, though no other community in Canada can lay claim to a beautiful packinghouse hub like the Laurel. Opened in 1917, it is built with bricks from a foundry at the base of


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Knox Mountain, and timber from the surrounding hills. And now it even has its original single-pitch roof back after several years worth of less historically sensitive renovations were removed. The previous rounds of renovations had actually compromised the structural integrity of the building. “The building you’re in is certainly a different building from the one that was here before,� said Bill Berry, director of design and construction services for the City of Kelowna. The new expanse of floor—once cramped with stairs leading to second floor offices, two raised false floors and walls cordoning off the different museums—ensures the

building can hold up to 400 people for an event— twice as many as before. But rebuilding the floor on a single level accomplished one far more important point as well as help restore the building’s structural stability. Three years prior to Friday’s opening, City of Kelowna staff suggested to council the building was so vulnerable its roof could collapse with a heavy snowfall and it might not survive a strong wind. Given the ever-present effects of climate change, both options were thought possible. As such, the city was able to tap into federal funding, winning a $1.1-million grant from the Canada Cultural Spaces fund to helped foot the $2.5-million bill.

The renovations included building a steel frame into the building to ensure the walls can withstand an earthquake and financing extensive joist work which balances both the functional needs of the building and some of the tricky demands of its heritage components. In order to keep the original beams running from floor to ceiling, when the roof was placed, the joists holding everything in place had to have individual joints built which would compensate for the extreme discrepancies in height, settling and the warping of the wooden beams. And of course, there are some aesthetic components to what Mayor Sharon Shepherd calls the building’s “refresh� as well.

Kelowna’s Orchard Museum now shows off its cherry pitter and various bits of machinery from behind a glass wall, keeping the sight lines of the building open enough for someone standing in the middle of the large room to see right through the glass to a glass-encased honeycomb where live bees can travel through a pipe to the street outside. The Wine Museum, as always, is stocked with unique vintages from all over the Okanagan Valley, separated from the new event space by a heavy wooden door which slides like a barn door along the front of the displays. A large reception, priced at $60 a ticket, was held Friday to celebrate the building’s great reveal.

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Man acquitted of date rape charge Cheryl Wierda STAFF REPORTER

A man accused of drugging and raping a Kelowna woman has been acquitted after the judge took issue with how police and the hospital handled a urine sample used to test if the woman had a date rape drug in her system. In his decision Friday, Justice Jon Sigurdson noted that the officer investigating the allegation that the 22-year-old woman may have been sexually assaulted back in December 2007 didn’t seize the woman’s urine sample as a police exhibit in hospital, as per protocol, opening up the possibility that the sample could be tampered with en route to the toxicology lab. As well, the nurse who took the sample said she placed a label on the urine sample before it was sent to another area of the hospital so it could be couriered to a Vancouver lab, but that label didn’t appear to be on the sample later. Sigurdson said that suggested the sample had been opened before it was received by hospital staff in the “send out� area. That raised an issue about the integrity of the sample beyond “mere speculation,� said Sigurdson.

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Local women found dead Foul play has been ruled out in the death of a 30year-old Kelowna woman whose body was found in a parking lot outside an Enderby business Tuesday. “Officers from the South East District’s major crime unit have advised me that the preliminary autopsy results indicate there was no foul play associated to this death,� said RCMP spokesman Gord Molendyk. Police have not revealed her identity yet or stated exactly howshe died. Her body was discovered just before midnight on Tuesday in the parking lot of a bakery business on Highway 97A.


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didn’t tell the doctor about any sexual conduct that had taken place that morning. While Sigurdson said he had “serious reservations� about the accused’s statement to police about what happened that morning, he didn’t reject it entirely.

He said he had reasonable doubt that the encounter was not consensual and found the man not guilty on the charge of sexual assault. Outside court, the man acquitted of the crimes said: “My reputation, my business is destroyed, regardless of the outcome.�

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BERNICE TYLER has started a petition to halt the Kelowna parks department from removing what she feels is spray paint art on the cement wall situated behind her at Ben Lee Park in Rutland.


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The bright and sometimes off-kilter paintings on the wall in Ben Lee park don’t always make sense to 73-year-old Bernice Tyler, but she doesn’t mind. “It’s art, and I don’t know that much about art,

but I like it,” she said. Problem is, the City of Kelowna parks department is working to cover up the mélange of spray painted designs and pictures—which by their measure is graffiti—in favour of planting some vines. And that’s prompted Tyler to take action. “I want the kids to

Available to Meet I am home working in the riding from November 6th to 13th. If you wish to meet with me to discuss issues or concerns related to the federal government, feel free to call my office at 470-5075 to schedule a meeting and I will do my best to accommodate you. On November 11th our office will be closed for Remembrance Day. I encourage you to honour our veterans by joining me at Kelowna City Park or alternatively at the cenotaphs in Lake Country or Lions Park in Rutland.

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have some place to do their artwork,” she said, explaining she’s working to save the wall through a petition. So far, she’s collected eight pages of signatures. “Everybody who has signed my petition is in favour of the art wall, they want it to stay and so do I.” And, by her estimates, why wouldn’t they? “I’m a walker and it’s colourful to look at. Some of it is good and some people are learning,” she said. “One picture is of a man spray-painting with big puffed hands and feet …and it says, ‘save our wall.’ I didn’t put that up…I couldn’t draw a straight line if I wanted to.” While Tyler views the retaining wall as a canvas, the city sees it more plainly. The cement structure that divides the park from a neighbouring apartment parking lot is private property, and under current bylaws its owner is required to keep it clean or suffer a fine. Instead of taking that route, the city decided to move forward with their plan to turn the graffiti space into a climbing wall for vines. “It is continuously tagged with graffiti … and it is graffiti,” said Darryl Astofooroff, from the City of Kelowna. “These taggers cost the city $400,000 a year. So, the parks department



thought if they planted vines, in the long term it would end graffiti.” It’s a tack that’s worked in other areas of the city. “Out of sight, out of mind,” he said. While it may have worked elsewhere, not everyone in the Rutland neighbourhood may forget the wall so easily, said one man who was looking at the paintings Friday afternoon, like he was at an exhibition at the Louvre. “I come here all the time to see what’s new,” said Phil Jobin, pulling his camera out of his pocket to take a snapshot. “It changes a few times a year, and new work goes up or people fix up what’s old. It’s not that garbage tagging that imbeciles do.” Art or not, the wall is already changing. At its base there are baby vine plants sprouting, and in the years to come they’re bound to grow stronger. “I think I’m fighting a losing battle,” said Tyler. “But I’m not giving up, because everybody who signed this wants the wall left.”

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Some people wear their hearts on their sleeves, but Julie Elliot of Oyama takes up a whole wall in the Lake Country Art Gallery. A mixed media artist who has been growing apples for the past 30 years or so, Elliot’s installation illustrates the difference in size between production in neighbouring Washington State, and in B.C.’s Okanagan Valley. And, she’s hopeful it will start a discussion. “Art can be used to educate, critique, or start a discussion. There’s lots of talk right now about the crisis in the orchard industry, and this should add to that.” The piece—called Buy B.C.—is composed of 110 block prints of apples on a wood background, with each representing a million boxes of apples grown in Washington State. Underneath there are three real apples, indicating the relative size of B.C.’s industry. “The metaphor is that when we buy U.S. apples, it’s an empty purchase ultimately because that doesn’t contribute to the B.C. or Canadian economy. It’s like a virtual apple. Buying B.C. apples is true sustenance because you get the whole reality,” she explained. “If we don’t choose to buy B.C., we won’t have an orchard industry much longer,” she warned. Her piece is part of an exhibition called Harvest organized by Jim Kalnin, with six artists participating.

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When he asked Elliot to participate, she talked to him about an idea she’d been thinking about all year, and he agreed to set aside the space she’d need. The Ambrosia apples impaled in the piece were picked from her orchard, and have been refreshed regularly since the exhibit opened. “I hope it will raise awareness of the importance of supporting B.C. and Canadian agriculture,” she commented. “If consumers stop buying U.S. apples and request B.C. fruit, retailers will stop buying them and will instead purchase local fruit first,” she commented. “I don’t want to beat up the retailers. This is not against local grocers,” she hastened to add. “But, consumers do have power.”

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ARTIST Julie Elliot stands next to her art installation at the Lake Country Art Gallery that points out the size in apple production between Washington state and Okanagan Valley fruit orchards, and how that hurts our local economy. She’s also hopeful that the piece will educate the public about the competitive pressure the B.C. industry operates under. “It’s a real challenge to compete against those growers who have access to cheaper labour, cheaper water and cheaper power than we do,” she said.

“It’s one thing to hear the comparison, but it’s quite another to visualize it,” she added. The exhibit continues through to the middle of November. Elliot studied art at Okanagan College and has been a printmaker and painter for 20 years.

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She also teaches art. Her work is available at Gallery Odin at Silver Star, as well as at other local galleries. Other artists featured in the exhibit are Mary Bull, Lois Huey-Heck, Gary Langrish, Mary McCulloch and Marlene McPherson.


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To the editor: The B.C. HST protests show the ever present danger to democracy and the economy. The way the liberal B.C. government introduced the HST should cause public outrage. But after all, the B.C. Liberals are a neo-liberal government that has governed as such since elected in 2001, so why the protest against the government now, and about the HST. Protesting voters should consider that sometimes we get what we ask for. Harmonizing the Provincial Sales Tax—PST with the federal value-added tax— GST, is beneficial for investment in British Columbia’s economy, for jobs and thus for society. Instead of two taxes, the PST and GST, the harmonized HST simplifies administration and thus, reduces costs for both business and government. It is critical for society to understand that sustainable social satisfaction and quality of life, access to education, health care, etc., entirely depend on investment into sustainable economic production, produced by relevant re-

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ike knights in a medieval re-enactment, B.C.’s political combatants strapped on their armour last week to take the ritual sword-swipes over now outgoing Premier Gordon Campbell’s latest income tax cut. Public sector unions were quickest to rattle their chain mail. The teachers and nurses were outraged that $600 million wouldn’t be extracted from the paycheques of working people each year and added to the already swelling health and education budgets. CUPE president Barry O’Neill weighed in: “It’s almost comical to see Mr. Campbell descending to the point of trying to entice voters to support the HST with their own tax dollars.” Almost comical? This self-serv-

ing routine by the public sector elites with their defined-benefit pensions is downright hilarious. Private sector jobs ultimately support the entire apparatus of govTom ernment, a fact that still Fletcher seems to elude these ancient gladiators of the left. Campbell wasn’t much more convincing when I interviewed him the day after his $240,000 TV infomercial to unveil the 15-per-cent reduction of personal income tax, effective New Year’s Day. I had assumed that since the first third of Campbell’s TV address was devoted to his now-familiar defence of the HST, as a lead-up to the income tax announcement, there was some connection between the two.


But apparently I was wrong. The timing of the second-biggest income tax cut in B.C. history has nothing to do with public outrage over the HST, or Campbell’s dismal popularity. It’s just the latest step in the master plan that began the day Campbell took office and slashed the personal income tax rate by 25 per cent. Regular readers will recall I predicted Campbell would use the TV address to announce a cut in the HST rate, as soon as the contract with Ottawa allows him to do it in July 2012. But reducing the HST rate to 11 per cent would likely have cost the government more revenue. The income tax cut also has the benefit of showing up before people vote in the HST referendum next fall. I suggested to Campbell that the average person would look at a sales tax that shifts about $2 billion annually from business to consumers, and

an income tax cut that puts $600 million back in their pockets, and conclude that they are worse off. He replied that “the arithmetic doesn’t work like that.” From an individual taxpayer’s point of view, the premier is correct. But the combined effect of the HST and this income tax cut is middle class and wealthy individuals as a group paying more, and businesses paying less. I’ve been berated by readers for defending the idea that consumption taxes are better than income taxes. This would seem particularly true for B.C., where baby boomers will retire in droves in the coming years. We want people with money to move here and spend here. I assume that’s part of Campbell’s strategy, but maybe it’s too politically incorrect to say it out loud.

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New B.C. government has ▼ HEALTH CARE nothing binding from old Great job by KGH To the editor: I’d like to know what the fuss is all about with the HST. This axe-the-tax, recalling MLAs and the HST referendum is all smoke and mirrors. The way I see it, none of it will happen and the HST will be here to stay. With a new provincial government sworn in for the summer of 2011, you won’t see any MLAs being recalled. You can forget about the referendum too, which is only a simple promise from (outgoing premier) Gordon

Campbell. Any new government has no obligations to the old government at all. A new party in power must present a fresh blueprint for our economic future. What party would hand down a new budget propped up with a $30 million bill for a referendum that isn’t really binding? Suppose the HST is scrapped, what extra millions would that cost? Reconfiguring computer software, transfer payments and those quarterly

rebate cheques in the mail to help pay for it all. Then at the end of the day we have the same 12 per cent taxes to pay on things as we did before. So what if the HST is unpopular? Have you ever seen a popular tax? In fact, the B.C. film industry has embraced the HST because of certain benefits it provides them. It’s kind of like Buckley’s cough syrup—it leaves a bad taste in your mouth but at day’s end we all feel better. Art Chaplin, Kelowna

To the editor: I want to write a big thank you to the Kelowna hospital staff, nurses and doctors. Recently I had surgery. From start to finish I was well cared for and felt safe. The admitting staff, volunteers and prop staff were all warm and welcoming. The anesthesiologist, Dr. Collin, was great along with this assistant Patrick. The neurosurgeon, Dr. Goplen, did a superb job as well, for which I am very grateful. But the nurses in SCCU where I spent three days were amazing. They

cared for so many patients with such kindness even under the most stressful conditions caused by the conditions of the patients and the building. The building has been two years under construction and has another year to go There is daily change taking place adding tons of stress to staff and caretakers. Yet, they have managed to keep their humor and cool under these difficult times. My hat goes off to all of you. Thank you so much. Margo Jensen, Kelowna


HST is good for value-added businesses HST from A10 search. The HST value-added tax is good for investment in businesses that add value by refining more raw materials and creating employment in Canada rather than abroad. Retail and box stores, casinos, restaurants and cafes are all well and good, but in the end, consumption must be paid for by Canadians taking home more than we spend, unfortunately as the Current Account balance deficit shows, that is not the case. To pay for the consumption, Canada borrows abroad in competition with the poorest countries in the world, something politicians don’t talk about because few voters want to hear it—also called voters rational ignorance. But make no mistake, the only solution to secure our living standard in British Columbia and Canada, is to attract badly needed investment in sustainable economic production in business that adds value and distributes wealth via better-educated, trained and better-paid full time employment. The HST is good for investment in valued-added businesses and good for society, but arrogantly implemented is a fascinating study of arrogance and ignorance, the forever present danger to democracy and democratically governed economies such as Canada, the U.S., Sweden et al. Ironically, it is easier for politicians to get voters’ support for simplistic solutions, and taxes such as the HST always offer opportunists and oppos-

itions a prime opportunity to get the voters to protest against government. While unfortunately, it is difficult to get the society involved in the social, economic and ecological issues and how taxes are used, the issues that really matter to society. Issues such as relevant research in our universities, education, hodgepodge the forest sector, First Nation, agriculture, and surreptitious privatization or “USization” of health care. Fifty per cent of the B.C. budget is consumed by health care and excess consumption of health care whether private or public is on the expenses of investment the socioeconomic factors that create good somatic and mental health in society? Hence, to what degree is the health care system today contradicting is own purpose, and may I say physicians oath. Make no mistake, USization will fuel excess consumption of health care, and make Canada less attractive for investment and Canadian business less competitive in the global market place. Just to mention some examples where issues unsolved cause adversity. The lack of an agriculture and food supply strategy is disturbing, and even more so, what should make society very nervous and sleepless is the municipal governance and taxation system. Why protest HST which is better for society? Why not a protest against the government for the failure to address the municipal issues and allied economic development problems? Just in case some for-

got, British Columbia and Canada’s economy is made up of municipalities and First Nation’s communities. Business and employment is not created in government offices in Victoria and Ottawa. It is created by relevant advanced research and good education and training, that is then transferred into economic production by investors and entrepreneurs in local, First Nation and regional economies around B.C. and the provinces across Canada. Justifiably, society should ask if the medieval municipal taxation and governance model hampers investment in sustainable economic production in business, and subsequently fuels investment in economic development that usurps social, economic and ecological realities. This is the question that they should ask their politicians, and also what the politicians should ask themselves, particularly given the recent opportunity to do so at the Union of British Columbia Municipalities conference at Whistler. British Columbia doesn’t need ‘political Valium’ speeches that bolster the positive and mask unsolved issues vital for society. British Columbia needs government to meet its task in a mixed economy, and address the issues that really matter to society, the task which is not and cannot be in the private sectors. Ultimately, these are issues that can only be solved by investment in relevant interdisciplinary research. British Columbia and Canada desperately needs the government

to invest in relevant research to increase understanding of the faults in the economy that hamper investment in sustainable economic production in businesses and that add value. Such interdisciplinary advanced research that the Canadian and Swedish Initiative the International Institute for Sustainable Regional Economies (IISRE) offers. The European Union and Sweden understand the importance of such research and stepped up to the plate with matched funding for comparative research between regions in British Columbia and Sweden, with the Okanagan suggested for the first project. Comparative research that allow us to increase understanding by investigating and isolating the reasons or causes for success or failure in the allocation mechanisms in two regional economic and political systems, allowing lessons to be learned in and between each region. For example, by com-

paring the Swedish and the Canadian municipal models, or the education models, or the social and health care model etc. We can isolate the systemic factors that either hamper or facilitate sustainable economic production and hence the social and ecological sustainability of each region and benefiting each region and country. We must increase the understanding needed to develop more sustainable policies, methods and systems that early enough address issues facing society in Canada, Sweden and are issues of global importance. Will politicians in government and municipalities show foresight and participate in the IISRE research? Will the society that makes up the B.C. economy, push for needed relevant research that really matters for society, or will the ever-present danger to democracy and the economy, complacency and rational ignorance, prevail? Kell Petersen, Kelowna

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CAROL TAYLOR holds up a photo of her friend, artist Mary Rowat Bull, seated before one of her paintings. tographs of Bull’s work. It was Taylor who set up Bull’s interview with CBC after the 2003 fires, penned the article for Okanagan Life in 2004 and became instrumental in setting up some of her shows in the latter portion of her career. But Bull was quite equipped to market herself all on her own, known for selling her work far and wide and even using it to set up the odd barter. “She was egocentric,� said Taylor. “An almost unabashed egocentricity. “She was programmed at an early age to be totally independent and selfsufficient and you forgave that egocentricity.� Joan Needham, one

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ometimes I go to great lengths to impress my children. There was the time I waterskied while they cheered me on and their dad took pictures, or the time I jumped out of an airplane and videotaped it to show them later. Or, like last Saturday, when I went ice skating with them at our local arena.

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hold on as my husband and kids skated around, freaking me out whenever they got too close. “Bend your knees a little,” my husband said, bringing back memories of the time I was a teenager and my dad told me the same thing. But now I had extra motivation to persevere with my 10 year old son and seven year old daughter watching. As much as I

hockey, looked light years from mine. I knew I’d have to wipe out a few times myself to ever reach their skill level. “Don’t worry about falling,” Daisy advised. “It only hurts for a second.” “Maybe if you’re little and so much closer to the ground,” I replied. But it wasn’t about the pain – I just didn’t want any bruises. I skated

for a minute, but all I cared about was nding the nail that popped off. Luckily my husband easily found it on the ice and put it in my pocket for reattachment later. Circling the ice a few more times and trying to avoid bruising and the loss of any more nails, I was starting to feel slightly more comfortable when it came time to leave.

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couldn’t wait to replace those wobbly skates with my stable runners, I didn’t want to let them down. They had only been skating themselves for a couple of years, and without much practice, they looked haphazard and uncontrolled on the ice, falling often. Yet their progress, especially Sam who was now playing

around the perimeter of the ice a few more times, hanging onto the sides of the rink a little less with each lap. At one point I thought I was going down after completely losing my balance. I reached out to grab the sides to keep myself upright, smashing my hand into the wall and breaking off one of my sparkly pink gel nails in the process. The pain stung

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“I’m really proud of you,” my son said afterwards as we unlaced our skates. “If you keep practicing you might be as good as Daisy one day.” “Yeah Mom, you just need to bend your knees a little,” added Daisy. “And be more fearless.” Lori Welbourne is a syndicated columnist. You can contact her at



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REMEMBRANCE DAY HOURS The Regional District of Central Okanagan office will be closed on Remembrance Day, Thursday, November 11th. We’ll be pleased to serve you when we reopen at 8:00 am, Friday, November 12th. There is regular curbside waste pickup on Thursday, November 11th and the Westside Residential Recycling Centre on Asquith Road will be open to accept recyclable materials from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. The Westside Residential Waste Disposal facility on Asquith Road is closed on Thursday, November 11th and will open Friday, November 12th for regular service between 7:30 am and 4:00 pm.

fund is for emergencies only. Is that true? The contingency reserve fund is the most misunderstood financial consideration facing the condominium community. It is a widely held belief that the CRF is a rainy day fund, meant to deal only with emergencies. In fact, that is not the case. In essence, the CRF is a capital works fund designed to ensure the building and/or property is properly maintained in the long term. Section 92 of the Strata Property Act states that a contingency reserve fund is for common expenses that usually occur less often than once a year or that do not usually occur. As opposed to the operating fund, which covers ongoing expenses such as garbage pickup and utilities, the CRF is intended to pay for such things as roof and HVAC system replacement. The only time that emergencies enter the discussion is when one oc-

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establish a reserve fund based on the study. In other words, stratas will be required to hire a qualified professional to inspect the property and prepare a report outlining the life cycle of the infrastructure and assets. The reserve fund study is a long-range planning tool that identifies the current status of capital reserves and provides a funding scheme to offset the anticipated future major common area replacement costs. The CRF will become the new reserve fund. There are many benefits to proper planning, as opposed to sitting on the money waiting for an emergency, which will undoubtedly occur if nothing is done. The reserve fund study will maintain, if not increase, property values. By contributing through regular payments, members are spared the surprise and burden of a last minute special levy. By being proactive. the strata will save time and money, and ensure the repair and mainten-


Gunnar Forsstrom curs and council is faced with a situation that requires an expedient response to mitigate damage. Council is allowed to spend funds from the CRF to deal with an emergency, without first getting the approval of the members through a vote resolution. However, this expenditure must later be ratified at an annual general meeting or special general meeting. All other CRF expenditures must first receive approval by members. Although still at the discussion stage, part of the new Strata Property Act addresses this issue by legislating strata corporations to conduct reserve fund studies (depreciation report) and

ance are something that current and future owners can afford. Once the study determines the life cycle of all the assets, a funding model will be determined to meet the needs of the corporation. The strata must first decide what the expenses are going to be and then how the money is to be raised. All the while these funds will have to be properly managed, including investment considerations. Stratas need not panic just yet. The details of the new legislation are still being discussed and once adopted will probably take up to two years to implement. Meantime, stratas will need to have a discussion to clarify the purpose of a contingency reserve fund. StrataScene is intended for general information purposes only. Gunnar Forsstrom is a licensed strata manager with Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty. 250-860-1411

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Like thousands of other Canadians, I thoroughly enjoyed the recent Olympics. But we are still waiting to hear what the financial damage of that epic event will cost us in B.C. Certainly a lot of folks were negatively impacted by the direct and indirect ramifications of that event’s costs. The cuts to social programs and other impacts was horrendous. Was that part of the tipping point? But more important than that issue was that Gordon should have resigned immediately following his impaired driving debacle in Hawaii. I am still astounded that more questions did not evolve out of that issue such as his mysterious companion in the vehicle that day, why his bodyguard and aid were sent off without him, etc? When Campbell did not step down after that scenario he lost my respect. None of us are perfect, however the premier of a province should and must be held in the highest regard of his lofty office. He chose not to accept that— ending any respect I had for the man. A great premier? No. A good one? Yes But only out of the ashes of his resignation

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y now, every newspaper, TV, and radio station in B.C. has been abuzz with the news of Premier Campbell’s resignation. While many have expressed great surprise I am not among them, and admit to being happy with the decision. I have never been a big Gordo fan. When the premier had his previous nonews press conference a few weeks back, a group of my cohorts debated the potential content and some speculated he would do the surrender. I (wrongfully) suggested that the man was too arrogant to actually quit unless shoved. We will likely never really know the reason for Campbell’s departure— and I am sure it is much more than meets the eye, or the heroic suggestion that escaped his lips that he was ‘taking one for the team.’ Clearly, the premier had fallen out of favour with many of his party members and he was likely already walking the proverbial political plank. There’s no question that the HST issue rose up and bit him in the backside, and rightfully so. Not that HST is necessarily so bad, but it was the way in which it was shoved down the public’s throat with no discussion or comment that made people mad. Campbell was a tremendous mayor for Vancouver and he will leave a legacy of some good things as a premier—but in my mind he also pulled some blunders.

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Hobson wants unfiltered urban runoff better contained Kathy Michaels

ing urban runoff into the lake,” said Coun. Robert Hobson after it was revealed that there are 123 outfalls around the city that pick up storm water and divert it, unfiltered, into local lakes and streams. “We need to direct money from sewage into managing storm water… the Okanagan Basin Water Board says urban runoff is a major threat to the lake.”


During heavy rains, all manner of urban waste could be swept away and diverted to local lakes and streams through an antiquated storm water system. That and the risks associated with it, says one Kelowna city councillor, needs near immediate attention. “We can’t keep dump-

The weakness in the system came to the fore following an update on practices used to mitigate environmental risk during last summer’s Stewart Centre blaze. As fire crews attacked the blaze, around 2.5 million litres of contaminated water was removed from the scene, but the sheer volume associated with dousing the blaze meant water flooded out into the parking lot, and nearby storm drains.

Officials didn’t know the extent to which the pesticide and fertilizer rich run-off had made it to Mill Creek until the next morning, when a Kelowna resident called in to find out why the water was discoloured and smelly. In the days that followed hundreds of fish turned up dead along the stream’s banks, while beach goers were barred entry to a handful of beaches.

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Wasteful Okanaganites are already being viewed through cameras installed on garbage trucks, but in the next couple of months more technology may be in place to ensure you put your junk into the right trunk. Kelowna city council will be tapped for an additional $1.50 to $1.70 per household per year to cover off the cost of garbage trucks’ on-board computers, software, data collecting and hosting services. If the request goes through, it will augment garbage truck cameras and bin-tagging equipment installed last January, which went along with the recently implemented three-bin system, for garbage, recycling and yard waste. “The completion will allow us to capture and save real time images of what happens when the carts are dumped,” said Peter Rotheisler, the Central Okanagan’s waste reduction manager. Initially that will provide an opportunity for the the district to focus their efforts educating those who continually use their bins in the wrong manner, mixing recyclables with yard waste or garbage. In time the reach of the tool will expand. “Now we can track every time a bin was

(dumped) and whose bin it was. It will also allow us to see who is using what bin more frequently,” he said. “There are some who are using garbage every week and their recycling only once in awhile.” When the system is going gangbusters, that means the pay structure for waste reduction services could be altered to the benefit of those who are waste conscientious. “It will allow us to charge residents in a more equitable way,” he said, adding that part of the program will take some time roll out. “Right now we need to collect some baseline data on how much usage is occurring and come up with a financial system to make sure all the costs are covered.” A more pay-per-use system is in place in San Francisco, Rotheisler said and it’s helped reduce the waste put into nearby landfills, which is the ultimate goal. While reducing waste is the aim of the program, Rotheisler admits its gained more attention for infringing on privacy than anything else. “A lot of people think it’s great that we’re taking these steps, but others are worried about privacy,” he said. “We’re looking at the garbage at a very crude level to identify what the products are made of, not the type of information that’s on them.”

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The Washington side of Columbia River Gorge looks majestic along Highway 14, with the sun outlining the Cascade Range in crimson hue and kayakers drifting lazily along the calm water below. It’s quiet on this recent Tuesday morning. It’s quiet later in the afternoon. And the day after. It’s often this way in the fall, or at least much less hectic than Oregon’s side of the Gorge, locals say.

The magnificent Gorge stretches 80 miles between Oregon and Washington. Oregon is considered the sexy side, with tens of thousands of tourists annually visiting Multnomah Falls, Vista House and the windsurfing town of Hood River. Even the salmon-watching on the Oregon side of Bonneville Dam draws bigger crowds. But the Washington side is no less spectacular—and more serene. The river isn’t flanked by freeway as on the Oregon side. It’s mostly a twolane road where you can cruise in solitude on long stretches of asphalt, the banks of the Columbia a stone’s throw away.

On a recent road trip, I took the side less traveled, driving to Beacon Rock State Park, then to the belly of the Gorge, where the sun shines long and the vineyards are many, and finally to the desert landscape around Maryhill, getting acquainted with the many faces of this natural wonder. The leaves were feathering in the air near the town of Stevenson as I approached Beacon Rock State Park, named for an 840-foot volcanic plug that you can’t miss on the banks of the Columbia. The monolith is almost two-thirds as high as the Rock of Gibraltar.

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MARYHILL was built by businessman Sam Hill overlooking the Columbia River Gorge in Washington and has been a public art museum since 1940. likes of Lyle Lovett and Natalie Merchant. I headed that way, nearing the east end of the Gorge, pulling over at Milepost 93 to peek at the

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View from on high is exquisite Columbia Gorge A18 Rock and the 5,100-acre park from above. Deer, elk, porcupines and cougars inhabit this forest of Douglas fir and cedar. There also have been countless reports of Bigfoot sightings in this area over the years. On our hike, Hinze looked for big, furry creatures of a different kind: black bears. He had spotted a mother and a cub weeks before and had hoped to catch another glimpse. “Wouldn’t that be cool?� he said. Actually, no. We hiked by thickets of huckleberries and elderberries. From atop, by the sign, “Summit, Hamilton Mtn., Elev. 2480,� I could look down and see the mighty Bonneville Dam, built under President Franklin Roosevelt, along with Cape Horn and Crown Point. “You can catch little snippets of the Gorge fif you drive on the road,� Hinze said. But you

can’t get the vastness and beauty of it “until you get up.� Nor should you miss the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum, nearby in Stevenson, to get a sense of how centuries of flooding carved the Gorge. Many children—and some of their parents— remain more interested in Bigfoot sightings. Skamania County passed a law banning the hunting of Bigfoot in 1969—on April 1. Some chuckle. But believers take this Bigfoot refuge thing seriously. I met Joe Robertson, owner of Stevenson’s Sasquatch Coffee Roasters, who often deals with passers-by curious about the hunting ban. He tells them, “I don’t know if it’s a misdemeanor or a felony to shoot Bigfoot. It’s not like anyone has been tried in court.� Back on Highway 14, as I head west toward Lyle and White Salmon, the

road seems wider, with 300-foot cliffs farther back from the roadside. Fewer evergreens obstruct the postcard view of the river. What a river, flowing 1,200 miles from the Canadian Rockies to the Pacific Ocean, and once so turbulent that it swallowed up countless canoes and fishermen, until humans tamed it with dams. As I squinted at the view, it was easy to appreciate one big difference between the Oregon and Washington sides of the Gorge: On Washington’s south-facing slopes, it’s sunnier. “We are right on the fringe of the desert. We are where the desert and the foothills of the Cascades come together,� said Syncline Wine Cellars’ winemaker James Mantone, whose vineyards and farmhouse sit high in the hills outside of Lyle. Mantone, 38, kayaked here in the 1990s and

knew he wanted to settle his family and cellar here once he realized the Gorge’s wine potential. “We’re in the dry zone. You get a lot of sunshine,� he said. “Our winter is more mild and warmer. It’s moderated by the maritime influence,� ideal for his European-style syrahs—savory, herbaceous and lower in alcohol. Seattle Times wine columnist Paul Gregutt calls Mantone one of the most talented winemakers in Washington. It’s a more intimate wine experience in the Gorge, with mostly boutique wineries, where the winemaker, his spouse or his dog will greet you when you pull up in the driveway. The exception is Maryhill Winery, the Chateau Ste. Michelle of the Gorge, with its 3,000-square-foot tasting room, covered picnic area and an amphitheater that features concerts by the


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WINDSURFER Stefan Forst sets out to take on the waters of the Columbia River in Washington. Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, is about a 3 {-hour drive from Seattle. Best days to visit: Thursdays-Sundays when most restaurants, wineries and attractions are open. Attractions: Get a good historic overview of the area at Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum, 990 S.W. Rock Creek Drive, Stevenson; open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, $5-$7, 800-991-2338 or About 9 miles west of Stevenson, at Milepost 35, Beacon Rock State Park has more than 20 miles of trails spread across 5,100 acres, with camping, hiking and water recreation. Most popular is the steep, one-mile hike up Beacon Rock. 509-427-8265 or www.parks/BeaconRock. Dog Mountain Trail, off Highway 14 at Milepost 53, is one of the favorite hikes on the Washington side, especially during the spring for wildflowers. Six miles round trip. See mta-0147-dog-mountain. shtml. Maryhill Museum of Art is off Highway 14 just west of U.S. Highway 97 and the Biggs RapidsSam Hill Bridge. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily March 15-Nov. 15. The museum closes for the season after Nov. 15. $2-$7; 509-7733733 or Stonehenge Memorial, off Highway 14 three miles east of the Maryhill Museum, was also built by tycoon Sam Hill. The replica of England’s prehistoric Stonehenge—this version intact—was a memorial to local war dead. Wineries: There are dozens of wineries in and around the Gorge in Washington and Oregon, enough to plan a wine getaway (see Pick up a wine map and brochure at any winery or visitor’s center. Note that many wineries

open only Thursday-Sunday. There are about 20 wineries on the Washington side. The most efficient approach is to hit the cluster of wineries around Lyle (you’ll see signs for wineries) and other tasting rooms along Highway 14. The two biggest draws are Syncline Wine Cellars near Lyle ( and Maryhill Winery ( at Maryhill. Lodging: A sampling of accommodations: Skamania Lodge, Stevenson. Nicest lodging option along Highway 14; weekend rates in November start at $144. 866-3997980 or www.skamania. com. Carson Mineral Hot Springs Spa & Golf Resort, Carson. Modern hotel rooms ($75-$85) and historic bathhouse with mineral baths, massages and more. 800-607-3678 or

Inn of the White Salmon, 172 W. Jewett Blvd., White Salmon. The best of the boutique hotels; rooms start at $90 AprilOctober ($60 NovemberMarch) including breakfast. Hostel beds for $25. 800-972-5226 or www. innofthewhitesalmon. com. Columbia Gorge Riverside Lodge, 200 S.W. Cascade Ave., Stevenson. Modern log-cabin rooms, as cheap as $79, are steps from the water. Located between main rail line and the river; you will hear trains at night. 509-427-5650 or www. The Lyle Hotel, 100 Seventh St., Lyle. $85 rooms, shared bathrooms. A historic hotel, with train noise. 800-447-6310 or Dining: Solstice Wood Fire Cafe, 415 W. Steuben St. (Hwy. 14), Bingen. Best dining option along the road. Even the young hipsters from Hood River cross the bridge on Wednesdays for the stellar all-you-can-eat pizza for $8.95. 509-493-4006 or Walking Man Brewing, 240 S.W. First St., Stevenson; 509-427-5520 or Everybody’s Brewing, 151 E. Jewett Blvd., White Salmon; 509-6372774 or Traveler’s Tip: By late November, many wineries and restaurants either reduce hours or close for the winter. The website for Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area is a great source of tips: See

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In Germany, the hills are alive with active people John Bordsen CONTRIBUTOR

What’s it like to live in a far-off place most of us see only on a vacation? Foreign Correspondence is an interview with someone who lives in a spot you may want to visit. Mario Schiefelbein, 45, is the managing director of tourism and cultural affairs for Gotha, Thuringia, the German province in the southwest corner of the former East Germany. He is originally from Kiel, Germany, a port near the Danish border. Q. What does your area look like? A. It looks similar to rVermont and is called the “Green heart of Germany.” Mountains and the Thuringian Forest surround Gotha. There are lots of castles in the area, so Gotha has a great deal of Old World charm. r It’s in the middle of

Germany—about 100 miles east of Frankfurt. Q. Do the hills and forests draw fans of the outdoors? A. Active vacationing is popular in Germany, especially in our area because of the landscape. Hiking and biking are popular, and of course the skiing in winter. There are public hiking trails that are signed, and there are maps for all the routes. You can hike a couple miles each day, then continue the next. Q. Do you get leafpeepers? A. I lived in Chicago in the 1990s and we always went to Door County, Wisconsin, we loved the fall leaves and Indian summer there. We have people coming to Gotha for that but it’s not the same. The trip is worth it, for sure, especially when the forest is having Indian summer.


GOTHA is ringed by the hills of the Thuringian Forests, with hiking trails. The area is called the “Green heart of Germany.” But we haven’t marketed that. Q. So the main attraction is culture. A. Gotha’s huge castle—the Schloss Friedenstein—is a land-

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Cranach and handwriting from Martin Luther. It’s really worth a trip. It’s hard to find another area of Germany where culture is so concentrated. Weimar—where (celebrated 18th-century writers) Schiller and Goethe lived—is a half-hour away. Also nearby is Wartburg, where Luther was in hiding while he translated the New Testament. For a slogan, we use “Gotha Enobles” because the city is known as the birthplace of European monarchies. Duke Ernest I (1784-1844) started that off, and his descendants were married to aristocrats

all over the continent. The British royal family is related. Before they changed the name of the dynasty to Windsor, the family name was Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. Q. Do the former owners ever come around? They only lost their castle after World War I. A. Many of them visit Gotha. But the duke— Duke Andreas—lives in Coburg. He got some land and forest in exchange for the castle, which now belongs to the city and to the state of Thuringia. Q. Gotha figures into the best-selling novel Angels & Demons as a

stomping ground for the secret society of Illuminati. Is that drawing tourists? A. Not yet, but we want to work on that theme, especially for Americans. The castle has the first English garden built on the continent, and the (historical) Illuminati did the landscaping. There are many of their secrets worked into the design. People love to tour the garden, and there’s a great interest now in learning more about it. Q. Thuringer sausage—the area specialty. What’s the going rate? A. For six links you’ll pay about 10 euro, about $12. You’ll pay more in other parts of Germany, so it’s a bargain to get the original. Q. And when you go out to eat in Gotha? A. It sounds crazy, but there are great Italian restaurants in town, like Valentino. For German food, go to The Pagenhaus or to Weinschenke. The Hotel am Schlosspark, next to the castle, has great food and four-star accommodations. ••• Know someone who lives in an interesting city or country? Email, in English,

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Soap star Maurice Benard and his wife, Paula, have listed a Hollywood Hills-area house for $1.55 million. The pair bought the place in 2007 to live in

while remodeling their larger primary residence and, in the meantime, they worked on customizing the smaller house too. “We dove into fixing this one up,” Paula Benard said, “to the point that we almost rebuilt the house.” The contemporary

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space. The Benards like to have big parties and built a covered patio entertainment area with a kitchen, a dining area and a flat screen. Although not new to remodeling and the temptation to over-improve, the couple wanted their temporary home to work for their needs. They included the types of amenities they like in a home. “We personalized too much,” Paula said. They bought the house for $1.25 million and spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on the work. The Benards are selling because they have relocated their family home to Temecula, Calif. Maurice has played a mob boss on General Hospital since 1993.


It may sound like an odd fit, but guitarist Brian Bell of the rock band Weezer has bought a Spanish-style house in a sedate Westwood neighborhood for $1.6 million. The single-story, 1920s home retains such period details as arched doorways.

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Family’s cancer history motivates hockey player By Kevin Parnell

ada; not so much back in Arizona. “It’s funny,” said Brown. “I’m not used to the reaction because people back home are not big hockey fans. But I come here and they are all in awe. It’s cool. It just shows how much you guys enjoy the game.” Despite hailing from Arizona, where football is king and hockey is hard to find on the sports pages, Brown loves hockey like a good Canadian kid. When he strapped his first set of skates on it was like magic. That was at age nine, years after most of his teammates started skating. “I first strapped on the skates to skate with my cousins who were playing pick-up hockey,” said Brown. “I had a love for it right away. I told my dad right away that I wanted to get into lessons.”


serious stuff. That comes from living in a cancer house. “This disease has been devastating to him. He’s doing OK. We’re trying to help him deal with everything.” Brown tried out for the Westside Warriors this season before being released prior to joining the Chiefs. Now he is like any other hockey kid, trying to work his way up and make it in the sport he loves. He talks to his mom everyday. And when he steps on the ice his dad is never far from his mind. “This has literally been mine and my dad’s dream, to make it as far as I can in hockey,” said Brown. “He always wanted me to follow my dream. I feel like he is with me on the ice each time I step on it. It’s pretty cool to feel that.”

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KELOWNA CHIEFS’ defenceman Bobby Brown is helping raise money for cancer during his rookie campaign with the Chiefs. had anger problems because of what’s happened. But I forget everything when I’m on the ice. It’s just me and the ice and it’s something outstanding.” To get the ball rolling on raising funds to fight cancer, Brown person-

ally donated two jerseys signed by none other than Wayne Gretzky. So how does a kid from Arizona come across a couple of hockey jerseys signed by the most famous of Canadian hockey players?

Well it’s easy if you ask Uncle Wayne. Yes, Brown’s uncle is Wayne Gretzky. His mother is the sister of Janet Jones, Wayne’s wife. Brown’s family is hockey royalty. Impressive when you are in Can-

The Kelowna Chiefs have teamed up with the Canadian Cancer Society to host a cancer awareness night. The fundraising night will take place on Nov. 27 when the Chiefs take on the Osoyoos Coyotes at the Rutland Arena. Several initiatives are planned: • There will be a live and silent auction of the Chiefs’ Slap Shot for Cancer jerseys as well as two jerseys signed by Wayne Gretzky. • The Chiefs are challenging the community to fill Rutland Arena. If 750 tickets are sold, two dollars from each ticket will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society. • Five dollars will be donated to the society for every goal the Chiefs score from Nov. 5 to Nov. 27 with the Chiefs challenging the community and business leaders to match the donation. For more information and for ticket information contact the Chiefs office at 250-8628020.

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Starting in house league, Brown worked his way up to travel teams including last year when he played midget AAA in Arizona. All along he and his family were thinking of coming to Canada to play. “This was something my dad and I planned, for me to come up here,” said Brown. “About a week or two before my dad passed my mom and my dad and I got together and decided what I was going to do. They wanted me to come out here and that’s what I wanted to do too.” Coming to B.C., Brown moved in with a close friend of his father’s. That man is Cary Tremblay, whose company owns the hockey training facility Redline. “I got to know Bobby over the years,” said Tremblay. “He’s a good kid. He’s beyond his years in


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A win, maybe two, would have been a nice bonus for Marisa Field and her Canadian teammates. Still, an 0-5 record did little to tarnish the Kelowna athlete’s experience at the 2010 World Women’s Volleyball Championship in Japan. It was Field’s first appearance at the worlds, while Team Canada appeared at the competition for the first time since 2002. “None of us on the team had ever actually been at worlds, so it was all a brand new experience and a really huge honour to get to go that type of tournament,” said Field, 23, shortly after arriving in Kelowna this week from Japan. “To have a chance to play powerhouses like Russia and China, it was amazing to see that calibre of volleyball. We would have liked a better result, but I think we improved in every single match. It was a beneficial experience for all of us.” In her fourth season with the national senior women’s team, the KSS grad saw action in all five matches in Japan. The 6-foot-2 middle blocker started against both Russia and the Dominican and scored a total of 11 points. “I feel like I had a pretty good game against Russia and, overall, a decent tournament,” said Field, a former player at OUC and a two-time national university champ


TEAM CANADA middle Marisa Field of Kelowna goes for the kill against Russia at the FIVB women’s world championship this week in Japan. with the UBC Thunderbirds. “I definitely feel like my role has increased as time has gone on, and I’m getting more opportunities to play.” The world championship capped off what has been Field’s most hectic season yet since joining

national program in 2007. The Canadian squad competed at the Pan American Cup in June, followed with a South American tour to Peru and Argentina, then continued with an exhibition series in Winnipeg against Cuba—all in preparation

for the 2010 worlds. Of all her experiences over the past six months, few made a bigger impression on Field than Canada’s four-game exhibition tour of Peru. On one particular night in the city of Cusco, Field and her Canadian

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Provincial champs here this week Kevin Parnell STAFF REPORTER


KELOWNA figure skaters who won the sectionals last

year are (left to right) Kelsey Wiebe, Morgan Jmaiff and Makayla Randall. The Kelowna Skating Club will host this year’s championship beginning Wednesday.


Gelowitz men’s points leader; Ursel women’s Gary Gelowitz (Case Furniture) stole four in the first end, then rolled to a 7-3 win over Ken Harvey in Molson’s Kelowna Open Men’s Superleague of Curling action Wednesday. In other games, Justin Nilsson (Edward Jones) stole deuces in the fifth and six ends en route to a 6-4 win over Frank Morrisette (Coor Lite). McGinn f Lance (Meyers Norris Penny) downed Bruce Clark (Big White) 7-0. The men’s standings through four weeks are: Points Gelowitz 7 Nilsson 6 McGinn ` 4 Morrisette 3 Clark 2 Harvey 0


Leeanne Ursel (Kelowna Ford/McDonalds) scored four in the fourth end on the way to a 10-3 win over Maureen Bird (Odlum Brown) Wednesday in the Grant Thorn-

ton Ladies Superleague of Curling. In other action, Louise Roberts-Taylor (Mission Park Naturals) scored three in the first, then cruised to a 9-1 win over Susan Hillock (Canscribe). Marilyn Zubick (LPS/ Proteck) and (Leila Johnston) Dycks Pharamacists played to a 7-7 tie. Jen Pynn (Springfield Autobody) downed Pegi Hayashi ( L and D Meats) 5-2. Judy McKenzie (Nutrilawn) stole one in the eighth to edge Laurie Troock (UBR Services) 7-6. The standings after four weeks are: Points Ursel 8 Hillock 6 McKenzie 6 Roberts-Taylor 6 Troock 4 Johnston 3 Hayashi 2 Pynn 2 Zubick 1 Bird 0

Hundreds of skaters from all over B.C. and the Yukon will be arriving in Kelowna this week to take part in the provincial figure skating championships. The 2010 B.C. and Yukon Territory Sectional Championships begin on Wednesday at the Capital News Centre in Kelowna and continue through Sunday. And plenty of Kelowna figure skaters will be aiming for podium finishes and hoping to advance

to the nationals. “We absolutely have chances for titles,” said Kelowna Skating Club director of skating Jason Mongrain. “There are legitimate chances to win. The majority of the kids we have going have a shot at being in the top five.” The Kelowna Skating Club will have 21 skaters taking part including several former national and provincial champions. Morgan Jmaiff and Cambria Little have both medalled at the national level while Jmaiff, Kelsey Wiebe and Makayla Randall all claimed provincial

championships last year. The last time Kelowna hosted a provincial figure skating championship was 2003. Things have changed at the club since then. “It’s a completely different dynamic that we have here now compared to what we had in ’03,” said Mongrain. “In ’03 we might have had one skater that placed in the top five. Now we have multiple kids that can place.” And that success comes down to developments in the club’s programming and the age old fact that success breeds

Brrrrrrrrrr ... it’s shaping up to be a chilly winter in B.C. The region is heading into a La Niña year that could create the worst winter weather since 1955, according to some experts, and the Farmers’ Almanac is also calling for a cooler winter with above-average snowfall. Environment Canada senior climatologist David Phillips says it can be difficult to accurately predict a seasonal forecast, but notes La Niña years are usually cooler, frostier and snowier. “It really comes down to which way the winds are blowing,” Phillips says. “This year, the ugly sister of El Niño – La Niña – is expected. (La Niña winters) typically give us more arctic air than Pacific air ... our outlook shows the flavour for this winter is colder than normal through the province.” Phillips notes that when El Niño and La Niña are involved, it increases the chances of getting the weather

that is predicted. He looked at all La Niña winters since 1950, and says since then, there have been 18 La Niña winters

locally. Of those 18, 13 winters were colder than average and five winters were warmer than average. “That tells you that

success. Kelowna skaters are being taught a skill-set at a younger age. Seeing their peers having success pushes everyone, according to Mongrain. “We have the kids that have won but we also have the kids that are right neck and neck with those kids,” said Mongrain. “It’s like a culture. There are multiple skaters that are setting the bar so what that does is it creates an atmosphere where the average skater has higher expectations.” In figure skating it still comes down to the actual skate. Whoever throws down the best pro-

gram will come out with a top placing. With a solid group from Kelowna, anyone can skate their way to the top. “It all comes down to who skates it on the day,” said Mongrain. “A couple of these events we don’t have a clear frontrunner but we know if they skate well they can expect a good result.” Top four placings will advance to the national championships in Mississauga in early December. The provincial event begins Wednesday.

there are no guarantees, but it also tells you that for every warmer-than-average winter, there were three colder winters,” he says. Twelve of those 18 winters were snowier than normal, but six were not.

And in the past five La Niña winters, three were warmer, one was normal, and one was a little cooler, Phillips says. “It may not necessarily be the winter from hell, but likely, we’ll have more winter than we had last year.”

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ne again, autumn is upon us in the sunny Okanagan, and to gardeners that can mean only one thing— the dreaded fall clean-up. After a summer spent harvesting and keeping things blooming, many gardeners believe they have built up all the strength they need to tackle the end-of-season tasks. What most people forget is that putting the yard away for winter often involves different types of movements and heavier work than most of their summer gardening routines. In our clinics at this time of year we are inundated with low-back, hip and knee injuries stemming from putting our gardens to bed. Here are some tips to (hopefully) keep you out of the clinic and healthy in the garden this fall.


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If you find yourself raking and shovelling, remember to move your feet when you want to change the direction in which you are lifting, rather than twisting aggressively through your low back. It is also a very good idea to alternate from one side to the other.


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A KELOWNA ROWING CLUB member strokes on Okanagan Lake.



Rowing club’s relocation attracts new members With the 2010 rowing season in the books the Kelowna Rowing Club is inviting folks out to learn more about the club and its new location. According to club organizers, the 2010 season was an awesome transitional year with the club moving to a new facility within the Green Bay

Bible Campus, in West Kelowna. The new facility saw many of the existing members enjoy Okanagan Lake from the west side, but more importantly it attracted many new members, introducing them to the sport of rowing through the highly successful Learn to Row

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programs. Coach Anna Sobotka was highly successful in coaching and leading Kelowna Rowing Club juniors to several regattas in B.C. where they achieved great results, which is encouraging for the 2011 season. “Through the hard work of our board members, the rowing club is in great shape to provide opportunities for experienced rowers and people who are looking to learn a new great sport in 2011,� said public relations director David Gadd. To celebrate the end of the rowing season for the Kelowna Rowing Club and the successful partnership between the club and Green Bay there is a year-end pot luck event on Nov. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. All current and past members of the Kelowna Rowing Club are welcome, and the club is inviting anyone who is interested in the sport to check out the new facilities. The Kelowna Rowing Club is now located on Green Bay Road in West Kelowna.

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Timing to likely hurt the NDP November is Adoption Awareness Month N I OOOOOOO. NOOOOOO. NOOOOOO. I’m not going. You can’t make me. NOOOOOOOOO. In about 15 seconds, with no maybe in between, Premier Gordon Campbell went from a solid “I’m running again,” to “Here’s my resignation.” Why the sudden change of heart? Well, who cares, really? The left side of the province is dancing around with glee. “Ding, dong, the wicked guy is dead.” He can’t hurt us anymore. Yea! The irony is, this is the worst thing for the NDP and the best thing for the Liberals and probably the province. Most of all, it’s the best thing for Campbell. This was exactly the right time for an exit— maybe a few months overdue, but very close to perfect timing. Campbell should have announced he’d step down just after the Olympics when everyone would have said, “What a great guy. Did you see him cheering for the Canadians? He made our province proud.” Instead, we’re hearing, “Nice try with the last-ditch tax cut, Gor-

HST crew may also be feeling victorious, but they too, will have a hard time with their agenda. Much of the antiHST anger was really anti-Campbell ire. Without Campbell to level the grenades at, the whole campaign to recall MLAs loses some of its punch. By the time the MLA recalls start in the new year, the Liberals will be lining up new leadership material. I guarantee, voters won’t be so hard on their MLAs if they feel the new leader has worth. As long as the Liberals don’t pull a Stephane Dion majority in the selection process, which I know they won’t, the MLAs will be safe. As well, by the time the vote rolls around on the HST next year, we’ll have forgotten all about how miffed we were. We’ll have a new premier, new energy, a new start. We can all but count on another Liberal government in the next provincial election. Unless. Well, unless someone else who has been saying, “Hell no, I won’t go,” changes her mind. Yes, the NDP’s Carole James needs to step aside, too, before the NDP’s leadership convention next year. She should


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do, but we won’t forget your mishandling of the HST, the B.C. Rail scandal and your drunk driving charge.” Yup, it is time to go. I don’t know who convinced the premier, who was so staunchly aligned for another run, to suddenly switch direction, but Campbell owes him or her a big bonus. Very likely, Campbell would have lost the next election. With the grumblings amid Liberal voters and a new right-wing party in the birthing process, the Liberals would have lost enough votes to let the NDP slide through to a victory. So, while NDPers all over the province may be popping champagne corks, they would be foolish to do so. If the Liberals select the right leader, and they have a good crop to choose from, they will take the next election and leave the NDP in the dust. Former Premier Bill Vander Zalm and the anti-

have resigned right after the last election. I know there’s no one running out to replace her, but if the NDP don’t get a new leader soon, they will lose MLAs. James was able to hang onto the seats the NDP had in the last election against a premier who wasn’t all that liked anymore, but with a new Liberal leader, that won’t happen. She won’t have any anti-Campbell votes. So, the NDP needs to think about their chances in the next election. Can James hold her own with the likes of possible leaders such as Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts, or former finance minister Carole Taylor or Education Minister George Abbott? Not likely. Plus, the new leader will have enough time to get settled before the next election, but not enough time to upset everyone, hopefully. There’s talk the new leader might even follow Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s trend and buck the fixed-date election in May 2013 and just call one when ready. Who knows? Timing is everything. Campbell finally realized that. Ms. James, are you listening?

would like to take this nent family, with more opportunity to highthan 600 of these ready to light a cause that is be adopted today. very dear to my heart. Fourteen years ago our November is Adoption family of four decided to Awareness Month. adopt Naomi when she Although it’s somewas two years of age. thing I think about often, Naomi has become anthis month is an opportuother shining light in our nity to raise awareness and lives, bringing love to our celebrate the many famifamily. lies that have been created As a parent she brings through adoption. me great joy and pride and Norm Letnick There are many chilI look forward to seeing a dren who are still awaiting lifetime of opportunities their forever homes and this is a time to for her and beaming at all of her accomrecommit to them. plishments. Every child deserves a safe, lovNot only do we have the families to ing home and loving parents. Adoption thank, but the individuals and organizaAwareness Month is a time to appreciate tions who work tirelessly to bring famiwhat family truly means. lies together through adoption. Thanks to November is a time for us to recogtheir commitment and dedication, thounize adoptive parents who have grown sands of lives have changed for the better their family because they have more love throughout British Columbia. to share. There are about 1,300 children in British Columbia waiting for a permaSee Letnick A34


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Increasing adoptions for children in care is a provincial priority Letnick from A33 Further, about 35 per cent of parents who adopt children are foster parents. This is also an op-

portunity to thank them for all their care and for facilitating the adoption process. The B.C. Ministry of Children and Family De-

velopment works closely with community partners to increase the number of approved adoption homes for children in care. During the next few


years the emphasis on placing older youth will continue, as will a continued focus on working closely with Aboriginal communities to find more


Council will hear representations from the public who deem an interest in the properties affected by the proposed Liquor Primary License application.

Council will hear representations from the public who deem an interest in the properties affected by proposed amendments to Zoning Bylaw 8000 for:

1329 Nishi Court

The applicant is requesting Council support for the proposed Liquor Primary License. Proposed Hours of Operation: 3 to 4 times a day, for approximately 2 hours prior to departure of the flight. Owner/Applicant: City of Kelowna (Airport) / Skyway Restaurant & Lounge Comments can be made in person at the public meeting, or submitted online by email to, or by letter to the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1J4. Presentations at the public meeting are limited to a maximum of five minutes. If a person has additional information they shall be given further opportunity to address Council after all other members of the public have been heard a first time. No representation will be received by Council after the conclusion of the public meeting. Correspondence, petitions and e-mails relating to this application must include your name and civic address. Petitions should be signed by each individual and show the address and/or legal description of the property he or she believes would be affected by the proposal. Correspondence and petitions received between November 8, 2010 and 4pm on Monday, November 15, 2010 shall be copied and circulated to City Council for consideration at the public meeting. Any submissions received after 4pm on Monday, November 15, 2010 will not be accepted. The public may review copies of the Council reports and related materials online at or at the Office of the City Clerk at City Hall from 8am-4pm, Monday to Friday, as of November 8, 2010 and up to and including November 16, 2010. INFO: 250-469-8645

Lot 13, Section 13, Township 26, ODYD, Plan KAP87484 Bylaw No. 10437 (Z10-0080) The applicant is proposing to rezone the subject property to construct a secondary suite within a single family dwelling. Requested zoning change: from RU1h – Large Lot Housing zone (Hillside area) to the RU1hs – Large Lot (Hillside area) Housing with Secondary Suite zone. Owner/Applicant: Paramjit and Mandeep Bal / Axel HIlmer Planning Consultant

170 Bryden Road

Lot 8, Section 27, Township 26, ODYD, Plan 11286 Bylaw No. 10438 (Z10-0077) The applicant is proposing to rezone the subject property to construct a secondary suite within a single family dwelling. Requested zoning change: from RU1 – Large Lot Housing zone to the RU1s – Large Lot Housing with Secondary Suite zone. Owner/Applicant: Etsuko Ikari / Jim Nastos

City of Kelowna

Bylaw No. 10435 (OCP09-0012) Bylaw No. 10434 (TA10-0008) To consider a Text Amendment to the Kelowna 2020- Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 7600 to create a new Industrial zone. Requested zoning change: To create a I6 – Low-Impact Transitional Industrial zone. Official Community Plan Amendment: To create a new future land use designation called Industrial – Limited. Owner/Applicant: City of Kelowna

3130 Sexsmith Road to learn more. Norm Letnick is the Liberal MLA for Kelowna-Lake Country.

Notice is given that City Council will hold a public hearing on: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 6pm Kelowna City Hall, 1435 Water Street Council Chambers

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one interested in adopting a child or youth to call 1-877-ADOPT07, or visit the ministry of children and family development website

City Hall 1435 Water Street Kelowna, BC V1Y 1J4 250 469-8500

Notice is given that City Council will hold a public meeting on: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 6pm Kelowna City Hall, 1435 Water Street Council Chambers

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adoptive families. It is important to ensure children retain their cultural identity and connection to their community. I encourage any-

Lot 28, Section 3, Township 23, ODYD, Plan 18861 Bylaw No. 10441 (OCP10-0017) Bylaw No. 10436 (Z09-0035)

The applicant is proposing to amend the City of Kelowna Official Community Plan and rezone the subject property from A1 – Agricultural 1 zone to the new I6 - Low-Impact Transitional Industrial zone.

3190 Sexsmith Road

Requested zoning change: from A1 – Agriculture 1 to I6 – Low-Impact Transitional Industrial. Official Community Plan Amendment: To change the Future Land Use designation from the “Single/Two Unit Residential” designation to the “Industrial – Limited” designation. Owner/Applicant: Matthew Ewonus /Protech Consultants Ltd.

The applicant is proposing to amend the City of Kelowna Official Community Plan and rezone the subject property from A1 – Agricultural 1 zone to the new I6 - Low-Impact Transitional Industrial zone.

3150 Sexsmith Road

Lot 27, Section 3, Township 23, ODYD, Plan 18861 Bylaw No. 10442 (OCP10-0018) Bylaw No. 10443 (Z10-0092) The applicant is proposing to amend the City of Kelowna Official Community Plan and rezone the subject property from A1 – Agricultural 1 zone to the new I6 - Low-Impact Transitional Industrial zone. Requested zoning change: from A1 – Agriculture 1 to I6 – Low-Impact Transitional Industrial. Official Community Plan Amendment: To change the Future Land Use designation from the “Single/Two Unit Residential” designation to the “Industrial – Limited” designation. Owner/Applicant: Kimberly and John Berg / Protech Consultants Ltd.

3170 Sexsmith Road

Lot 26, Section 3, Township 23, ODYD, Plan 18861 Bylaw No. 10444 (OCP10-0019) Bylaw No. 10445 (Z10-0093) The applicant is proposing to amend the City of Kelowna Official Community Plan and rezone the subject property from A1 – Agricultural 1 zone to the new I6 - Low-Impact Transitional Industrial zone. Requested zoning change: from A1 – Agriculture 1 to I6 – Low-Impact Transitional Industrial. Official Community Plan Amendment: To change the Future Land Use designation from the “Single/Two Unit Residential” designation to the “Industrial – Limited” designation. Owner/Applicant: Kimberly and John Berg & Shanny and Marlin Toews /Protech Consultants Ltd.

Lot 25, Sections 2 and 3, Township 23, ODYD, Plan 18861 Bylaw No. 10446 (OCP10-0020) Bylaw No. 10447 (Z10-0094)

Requested zoning change: from A1 – Agriculture 1 to I6 – Low-Impact Transitional Industrial. Official Community Plan Amendment: To change the Future Land Use designation from the “Single/Two Unit Residential” designation to the “Industrial – Limited” designation. Owner/Applicant: 567752 BC Ltd. /Protech Consultants Ltd. Comments can be made in person at the public hearing, or submitted online by email to, or by letter to the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1J4. Presentations at the public hearing are limited to a maximum of five minutes. If a person has additional information they shall be given further opportunity to address Council after all other members of the public have been heard a first time. No representation will be received by Council after the conclusion of the public hearing. Correspondence, petitions and e-mails relating to this application must include your name and civic address. Petitions should be signed by each individual and show the address and/or legal description of the property he or she believes would be affected by the proposal. Correspondence and petitions received between October 29, 2010 and 4pm on Monday November 15, 2010 shall be copied and circulated to City Council for consideration at the public hearing. Any submissions received after 4pm on Monday November 15, 2010 will not be accepted. The public may review copies of the proposed bylaws, Council reports and related materials online at or at the Office of the City Clerk at City Hall from 8am-4pm, Monday to Friday, as of October 29, 2010 and up to and including November 16, 2010. INFO: 250-469-8645

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March 6, 1954 - Oct 31, 2010 With so much sorrow, we announce the sudden passing of George. He leaves to mourn, his 3 children: Kandra (Chris Arsenault) of Kelowna, Danielle of Calgary, Jake of Kelowna, 2 grandchildren Annabelle and Rachel Arsenault, of Kelowna, his mother Mary Seguin and 7 brothers and sisters from Ontario and their families. We welcome you to stop by anytime between 2 - 4 pm for a memorial gathering in the Reception Hall on Friday Nov 5th at the Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the John Howard Society Cardington Apartments located on St. Paul Street.

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Of Kelowna, passed away in the Kelowna Hospice House on November 2nd, 2010 at the age of 75 years. Margaret is survived by her husband John; three children Garry, Pam and Pat; three grandchildren Jason, Amber, Jonathan. Sister Jean (Bob) Chase and also niece Sherry (Fred) and their sons Evan and Erik. A Celebration of Margaret’s Life will be held on Friday, November 12th, 2010 at 2:00 PM with the Kelowna Salvation Army Church , 1480 Sutherland Ave. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna. 250-762-2299



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Closing Date: November 12, 2010 Closing Time: 3 p.m. Please quote Competition #10-95 We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization; however, only short listed applicants will be contacted.

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A Kelowna nursery is seeking motivated, willing field workers. This outdoor job includes every aspect of growing trees and shrubs. Farm nursery experience is beneficial but not required. The work is manual and “hands on”. It includes hoeing, weeding, digging, pruning, potting and loading of trees and shrubs. At times this will entail relatively heavy lifting.

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Help Wanted $2500+/MO.! Men & Women 18+yrs. needed to fill F/T positions in our Kelowna office. We provide full training. Call

The Lake Country Calendar is published weekly on Wednesday with a full compliment of features and supplements with our focus on the local communities that come together as Lake Country.

The starting wage will be $9.28 per hour.

We are currently looking for an Advertising Sales Representative that is a result-oriented individual who enjoys working independently. Candidates for this position will possess the ability to service existing clients, develop new business and create strong marketing programs. You have built your career on relationships and understand the importance of consulting with clients about their objectives and developing solutions that help them achieve their goals. You are creative, organized and thrive in a competitive market. Our environment is fast-paced and no two days are the same. A valid drivers license and a vehicle in good working condition is required for this position.

To apply please submit your resume by mail, fax or in person to: Bylands Nurseries Ltd. 1600 Byland Rd. West Kelowna, B.C. V1Z 1H6 Fax: 250-769-4466 Attention: Colin Cruickshank.

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Job Ready - 5 Months! A Geographical Information Systems Certificate from Okanagan College can prepare you for a career in forestry, mining and exploration, oil and gas, government, First Nations, private consulting and more. Topics include: Basic and advanced geoprocessing tasks, ArcToolbox, File and Personal, geodatabases, Editing data, Model-building, .net programming, Python, Arc Objects, RDBMS with Access and SQL Server, ArcGIS Server, 3d Analyst, Spatial Analyst, Route Editor, Raster Analysis

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There will be a 40 hour minimum work week but at times the job will require an extended work week. Start dates will be between February and April and depending on weather the job will last through August to September with some lasting into November.

Black Press is Canada’s largest independent newspaper group with over 150 community, daily and urban papers located in BC, Alberta, Washington State, Hawaii and Ohio. Reply in confidence with resume by November 24, 2010 attention: Karen Hill 2495 Enterprise Way Kelowna, BC V1X 7K2 Fax: 250-862-5275 Email: No phone calls please.

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A DEBT FREE LIFE. We’ll help you. Call MNP 877-8982580 Free consultation in your area Creditor proposals, trustee in bankruptcy 110-1628 Dickson Ave Kelowna-resident office BAKER, (min. 5yrs. exp.) 20hrs. p/wk Mon-Fri, excellent wages & working conditions. 250-861-8659. CAREAIDE, (F), for 45 SWM quadriplegic live in to share 2bd, 2bth apart. Willing to trade rent for personal care. Must have some exp, reliable, clean. Valid DL. Im honest, easy-going, open minded, social drinker. 250-763-1511 CERTIFIED Dental Assistant required for an orthodontic clinic in Vernon. Orthodontic module preferred but not req’d. Please fax resumes to 250-542-4652 or email F/T or P/T Christmas help, training provided, submit resume to Rainbow Photo @ Orchard Park Mall nr Food Court.

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Night Supervisor Required for elderly gentleman with mild dementia. Family member present at all times for more information call 250-763-6713 or 250-769-6290 (9am-6pm) SAND BLASTER wanted in Winfield. Experienced. Please fax resume to 250-766-1350 or phone 250-862-1345 TELEMARKETERS, Must be exp’d. $10/hr+bonus. 4:308:30pm Mon-Fri. 864-5205 TIRE TECHNICIAN- experienced to car passenger light trucks. Drop resume in person to KP Tirecraft #6-1952 Spall Rd.

While we try to ensure all advertisements appearing in the Kelowna Capital News are placed by reputable businesses with legitimate offers, we do caution our readers to undertake due diligence when answering any advertisement, particularly when the advertiser is asking for monies up front. DOZER & Hoe Operators required for Company that constructs oil field roads & leases. Require operators with oil field lease & road construction experience. Competitive wages. Rooms & Meals provided by the company. Call 1-(780)723-5051, Edson AB. HOUSEMATE Full time and/or Respite roommates wanted for clients of NOCLS. This is a life-sharing situation that can enrich your life as you share a home with another person. The focus is to enable your housemate to have an enjoyable life in his/her own home, connected to a neighourhood and community. This can only happen as a companion and a friend. You will share household responsibilities such as: yard work, shoveling snow and household upkeep as in any rental situation. You will NOT pay rent. This is covered by your supports to your housemate. You will pay your share of food. This is NOT a JOB! We need people ready to make a commitment to share a home and your life with an adult who would not otherwise be able to live independently. Criminal record search will be a requirement plus references. Contact NOCLS 2400-46th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 9N5 250-545-5153. Int’l Nutritional Co. seeks consultants to Work @ Home (P/T;F/T) Details @; or call 1-877-737-3438 METAL Fabrication shop looking for full time experienced GTAW and GMAW Welders (min 5yrs); forklift exp an asset. Wages based on exp; excellent benefits pkg. Email resume to Reidco Metal Industries.

Home Care/Support Bow Tie Butler Service Shop, Cook, Clean Kenny the cook 826-6659 25 years exp. Senior Special, Sun -Thurs LIVE in Caregiver needed to look after senior couple, high school completion and 1yr exp req’d. Candidate must be able to work 40hrs/wk incl eves & wknds. Employers priv home, in-house accom provided. $325/mo room & board will be charged. $10/hr. Contact Mr. Nagra, 250-863-6801.

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services Apex restaurant requires F/T & P/T cooks & dishwashers. Email resume to or fax 1-866-884-7502. Looking for Indian cuisine curry speciality cook and trainer for DaTandor Restaurant 1687 Pandosy St. Kelowna Min 3 yrs exp.40hr/wk $15/hr fax resume to: 250-717-1620

Labourers EXP. SALVAGE Burners Surrey BC, Cassidy BC and Out of Town jobs - Amix Salvage - We offer both seasonal or long term work. We are stable and GROWING! Great benefits and pay. Apply at or fax 1-866812-2478


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PT. MOA req. for busy Surgical Practice. Knowledge with computors, OSLER, billing and scheduling an asset.2-3 days per week. flexable schedule needed. Drop resume to: #207-3330 Richter St. Attention Linda. No phone calls.

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The next intake for the 20-week GIS Certificate starts February 7, 2011 in Salmon Arm, BC.

Sprott-Shaw Community College is looking to hire an Admissions Advisor. The candidates should have relevant sales and marketing experience with contactable references. The successful candidates will demonstrate strong communication and presentation skills as well as have a competent ability to network and promote the institute. All candidates should be team player orientated, accept challenges, work under pressure and have a positive winning attitude. We offer a very competitive package and an excellent team work environment. Please forward all cover letters and resumes to:


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Retail BOLLYWOOD Beauty requries Sales Person for Kiosk in Orchard Pk. Mall, f/t & p/t, duties incl., demo nail art. Drop resumes at Bollywood Beauty Kiosk (Konad Nail Art) in Mall Email SALES ASSOCIATE ~ Perm P/T & P/T at Fashion Addition 14+, in our Orchard Park location. Fax resume to: 604-5145918 or Email:

Trades, Technical FALL RIVER LOGGING LTD. (Courtenay, BC) is currently seeking competent loader, skidder and processor operators for town work. Required Qualifications: 5+ years experience. Please email resume to or fax to 1-250-871-0208.


P & R Western Star Trucks – Duncan BC, requires full time Service Advisor. Knowledge of the heavy truck industry required. Qualified candidate possibly eligible for management position. Excellent Benefit & Wage Package. Please e-mail resume or Fax: 250-746-8064

Art/Music/Dancing Available for rental immediately in Vernon; a sound buffered room, perfect for teaching guitar, vocals and more. Located in a beautiful performing arts studio - quiet and clean. Rent by the hour or by the month. For details, call Jason at 250-549-1627 or email saltaddedcreative@

Mind Body Spirit #1 for a reason. Paradise Massage. Where men come to relax. 778-477-5050 Kelowna AFFORDABLE Prof. F/B Massage. Superior work. Clean, warm, studio. Linda 862-3929 ASIAN MASSAGE! Peaceful setting, $60hr. Call 250-3173575 BLISS Massage 4 your every need. 10 yrs exp. men only . Call 4 appt. 250-215-7755 ESCAPE From Stress Massage now open at 8am daily. Lori 250-868-0067. ESSENTIAL Relaxation Body Sage.Warm Clean Studio conviently located (778)-478-1582

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Education/Tutoring CERTIFIED CSW, RRP, will provide caring respite and /ortutoring for child with special needs. Phone 250-859-1240

Esthetics Services Permanent Cosmetics. Safe, effective and beautiful, for Lips - Brows and Eyes. Healthboard Approved. Free Consult: 778-478-0128 See website for specials. in Kelowna, Gas credit for out of towners!

Financial Services ARE YOU EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DISTRESS? Relief is only a call away! Call Anne Hamilton Estate Administrator at 250-979-7190 today, to set up your FREE consultation in Kelowna. Donna Mihalcheon CA,CIRP KPMG Inc. Trustee in Bankruptcy, #300 -1674 Bertram Street, Kelowna, BC. V1Y 9G4 GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420.

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Home Care CERTIFIED CSW, RRP, will provide caring respite and /ortutoring for child with special needs. Phone 250-859-1240 NEED ASSISTANCE? Personal care, cleaning, homecare, outings, cooking, appt’’s, respite? Well exp’’d, ex. ref’’s, First Aid, Bondable 717-1021

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Personal Care Thompson’s Home & Health Care. We will provide personal care assisting with medication, palliative care & full range of health care services. Certified. Call Toni (250)-878-5131, 250766-5130 (Kelowna & surrounding area)

Accounting/Tax/ Bookkeeping ADD YOUR business on directory for province wide exposure! Call 1-877-645-7704

Cleaning Services ANGEL HOUSE CLEANING. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Free Es’t.- Ref.Sylvie 250-707-5254 A NU MAID Cleaning. Making U House Proud. Premium Quality. Competive Rates (250)-215-1073 BEST Quality Cleaning Prof, Reliable, Bonded, Insured, Offices, Commercial, Strata, Restaurants, Medical/Dental, Floor Care, 24/7 Service, Post Const. 1 Timers 250-868-7224 CLEANING Home/Office. Exp, mature, bondable. Supplies incl. $20hr. 250-859-7082 CLEANING Lady, 25yrs exp., quality work, one time, wkly, biwkly. Exc ref’s.250-470-9629 CLEANING Serv. Avail. Residential by the wk. or mo. Senr’s welcome 250-448-1786 Fall Clean Special. Affordable rates.250-491-8177 HOUSEKEEPING Excellence. Over 10yrs.experience, honest & reliable Kelowna area. Ref’s avail.Call Suzanne, 763-7284 QUEEN of Supreme Cleanover & above clng by mature lady, detail focused, values honesty & integrity. Incl homes /offices/errands & hsesitting in Kelowna. 250-807-2299 Vlads Carpet Cleaning Top Service. 2 Bedroom only 99$. Call Markus 2508990981 or Vlad 7787534546 or email us at

Computer Services 12/7 In-Home Repairs. New Systems/Upgrades. 20+yrs Prof. Service. Peter 215-4137 GET your Business online now, with Clutch Media. Web & Graphic Design Studio. Website package only $399, includes web page, email, domain seo, & hosting. Call (250)-575-1433

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Danforms Concrete offers certified tradesman for all your concrete needs. Free Estimates Call Dan, 250-863-5419 For all your concrete services Check us out on our website

ALAN Dignam Electric. Resid/ Comm. Service calls, Reno’s, Upgrades. lic’d, bonded & Insured. Alan 250-808-6595 A&S ELECTRIC. Resid/Comm Wiring. New constr, renov. & service changes. lic’d & bonded. Steve 864-2099 (cont #90929) CALL Lee at 250-215-1142 for your electrical service & construction needs. Bonded/Ins. Lic 41614. Reasonable rates ELECTRICIAN, LICENSED. Dana Thompson. 20yrs Exp. Free Estimates 826-1287 Kel JRS ELECTRIC: Licns’d, bnded & insr’d. From new builds & renos to service calls. John, 250-801-7178 (cont:98365)

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Contractors DCR Contracting. New construction & reno’s. Free estimates. 250-862-1746 JOURNEYMAN CARPENTER Foundations, Framing & Finishing, 250-717-7043 Richard WENINGER CONST. Family company commited to Kelowna & Big White. 250-765-6898

Countertops HD STONE COUNTERTOPS Fabrication and Installation of Granite, Marble and Quartz countertops. Kelowna and Vancouver fabrication teams guarantee the Astonishing Lower price, best quality and monthly special deals. Call: 250-899-2661 or info@ HDSTONE.CA to book a measurement day now! Kelowna showroom opening on NOV 1st, #5-2720 Hwy 97 North Kelowna MIKE’S ELITE Countertops Supply and installation of all solid surface COUNTERTOPS, TUB SURROUNDS and TILE BACKSPLASH. 125 colours to choose from, locally manufactured. All products come with a lifetime warranty. For the month of November pick any slab from our warehouse for a discounted price. Call Mike at (250) 575-8543 or email QUALITY Granite work for the best price in the Okanagan. Locally manufactured, you pick your own slabs, 100’s to choose from. Call Joseph, 250-878-7040. REFACE Countertops. 1/2 the Cost of Replacing. Granite & Corian Designs. 470-2235.

Drywall DRYWALL SERVICES & Repairs New work & reno work. 30yrs exp. Framing, Bording, Taping, Texture. Ken212-9588 RAY’S Drywall. Boarding, taping & textured ceilings. Reasonable rates. For free estimate call Ray, 250-808-9325

Excavating & Drainage KRENNY’S Excavating/Bobcat Sewers, u/g utils, all other excavating. Call Kory 869-9125

Fencing ALL KINDS OF FENCES, 6x8 Cedar panels starting @ $65. Gates & custom orders, staining 250-491-4622

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1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1 All Exterior Hedge & Tree Service. Specializing in downsizing, trimming, pruning, bracing or artistic shaping of hedges, shrubs & trees. Fully Insured. For a quick response and quality service call Dave 250212-1716. LAWN Sprinkler Blow outs, $40 most homes. Owner operator. Call Tim, 250-215-7788

DON’T call anyone about fall yard clean-up or snow removal until you speak with us. We guarantee to keep scheduled appnts. Call Ryan now @250469-1288 Vantage Point Lawn & Garden Care. PRECISION Yard Care. Fall clean-ups, aerating, dethatching, top dressing, fertilizers, hedge trimming & much more, Phone Bret at, 250-826-6066

Handypersons NEED a hand with all those jobs you don’t have the time or anyone to help? Inside or out. From painting to snow removal and anything in between. Will put up Xmas lights & decorations too! Free Estimates. Call Tom (250)-215-1712

Heat, Air, Refrig. NATURAL Gas InstallationsGas stoves, fireplace inserts, bbq hookups, hot water tanks. Please call 250-878-0473.

Home Improvements ADDITIONS, finished bsmts, kitchen & bth reno’’s, tile, hrwd & laminate flooring. Drywall, painting. Ext/int finishing. Call 250-870-3187 CWI Beautiful Custom Work. Free Estimates. Go to: or Call (250)-681-3512 Engel Construction Since 1973! Custom homes, Reno’s Additions, Decks, Kitchens, & Baths. Doug (250)-215-1616 HILLTOP REMODELING. For all your remodeling needs. Call 250-491-5992 INTERIOR Finishing & Reno’s. No Job too small, Install & Repairs. Drywall, Plumbing, Doors/Win, Baseboards, Cab., Kitchens, Bthrms. 859-2787 INTERIOR Scene Home Stagers. Call 250-808-9096 THE PROBLEM SOLVER. For all the problems you have inside your house or outside. We do it all. Bathrooms, basements, etc. One call does it all. Free est. 30yrs exp., Call 250491-5992


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GRANITE COUNTERS HOME IMPROVEMENT CONSTRUCTION RUBBISH REMOVAL LET the beauty of nature inspire your kitchen. Renew your counters today with Quality Granite. Let Thanksgiving once again be a time of hosting family & friends. Call Joseph


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Wayne’s Home Improvements Certified Carpenter 30yrs Exp. additions, alterations, bathrooms, kitchens, foundations, framing,roofing, drywall, finish etc.(250)763-8419 Wood Flooring, Log Siding, Log Cabins, Decking, Cedar & Pine T&G V Joint, custom sawing. Rouck Bros. Lumby, BC 1-800-960-3388

ASPEN LANDSCAPING. Irrigation blow outs. Fall cleanup. Retaining walls. 250-3177773. DIGGINOLES N SHIFTINSTUFF. Pickup & delivery service. Rubbish & recycling removed. Landscape, building supplies & Hay delivered, small equipment transferred. Yes we work weekends!! or Ph: Ian 250-864-2339 TREMBLAY’S EXCAVATING retaining walls, full landscaping. Exc/Bobcat.250-979-8033

Home Repairs A full home Repair Service. Call 250-300-3534 COMPLETE Paint & Drywall. Texured Ceilings & Repairs 40yrs exp. Merv’s Handyman Service. Available 24hrs. (250)-317-0013 HIGH Caliber Const. Repair, Replace, Remodel, All Reno’s. Dan @ 864-0771 30yrs. exp. LARRY’S Handyman & Reno Serv., Lg. & Sm. jobs, Graffitti Removal etc., 250-718-8879

Irrigation/Sprinkler Systems ASPEN LANDSCAPING. Irrigation blow outs. 250-3177773. IRRIGATION BLOW-OUTS $40/home. Repairs avail. Book now. Call 250-212-8899 LAWN Sprinkler Blow outs, $40 most homes. Owner operator. Call Tim, 250-215-7788 WEST-WIND Now booking for irrigation blow-outs, repairs & installs. Call 250-860-0025

Kitchen Cabinets BATHROOM RENO’S. Plumbing Repairs. Bathrooms By Gemini 862-6991, 764-0189

Machining & Metal Work GET BENT Metal Fab, fences, gates, railings, security bars,

Misc Services ALL KINDS OF FENCES, 6x8 Cedar panels starting @ $65. Gates & custom orders, stainning,

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“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

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100% AFFORDABLE Painting Exp, quality. Int Paint/ceilings. Winter Specials. Terry 8639830 or 768-1098 110% P&D Painting serving Western Canada for 32years. Clean quality work at reasonable rates seniors discount call Derek 250-769-9068 1ST. In customer service, Cando Painting, prof. reliable crew, 15yrs. in business, Int/Ext. Eddie 250-863-3449 Portion given to Local Charity DALE’S PAINTING Service. Painting Kelowna a better place since 1982, 862-9333

Painting & Decorating FAIRWAY Painting. For a great paint job phone Frank, servicing the Kelowna and Big White area, 250-212-2081


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XCEL PLUMBING, Irrigation, Gas Fitting and drain cleaning. Comm/res and reno’’s. Service & hot water tanks. 575-3839 DREGER MECH. Plumbing, Gasfitting, comm/res & reno, ins’d, 24hr. Call 250-575-5878. 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 OKANAGAN Roofing All roofing repairs, maint., & reroofs. Warranty on all work Free Est. 769-1100, 878-1172

Rubbish Removal !!!1 Affordable U load or We Load Bin Rentals, Demolition, & Clean-ups 250.860.4041 ‘#1 - BBB Kelowna Junk Removal Ltd. (1998) Scrap metal, wood, appls, etc. House, yard, building site, rental properties, renovations, etc. WCB Coverage. Lrg 3/2/1 & 1/2ton trucks 718-0992 or 861-7066 #1 CHEAP HAUL Most jobs 50% less then competitors. Why Pay More?? 250-718-0993 250-808-0733 SKYHIGH DISPOSAL. Full service Junk Removal & Bin Rentals.


We haul little loads of anything, landscaping materials, & Junk to the dump Call 250-718-1114 BOB’S ONE TON TRUCKING. All your rubbish needs. FREE scrap car hauling. Ogo Grow Deliveries. 25yrs satisfied Customers. Bob 250-7652789, 861-0303 pgr SMALL Hauls. Truck & trailer for hire. Rubbish, Small Moves, etc. 864-0696 Reza

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DIGGINOLES N SHIFTINSTUFF. Pickup & delivery service. Rubbish & recycling removed. Landscape, building supplies & Hay delivered, small equipment transferred. Yes we work weekends!! or Ph: Ian 250-864-2339

BACK Country Horseman Annual General Meeting, Kelowna Riding Club, Tues Nov 9th, 7pm. All welcome. Ralph, 250764-4482


Junk Removal, loads from $39.99 + up. 250-859-9053

Feed & Hay 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


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

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German shepherd x rottweiler pups, 12wks old, 1st shots, vet checked, $240. 250-558-8995 Schnauzer puppies, teacup, toy, mini. sizes. & variety of colors, (250)547-6937, 250547-6698

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FIREWOOD. Fir, $165/cd, Pon derosa, $120/cd. Jackpine, $145/cd. Jim, 250-762-5469 APPLE $150. Fir $110. Pine $70. Split/Dry. 2/3 cord. Free delivery Kel. 250-762-6552 APPLE firewood, $150/cord. Free delivery in Kelowna. Call Frank, 250-878-9673 EDSON’S 1 Ton Dump Truck Guaranteed Dry JackPine 2 cords Rounds,(250)-718-1595 FRESH Cut/Dry Applewood, $150-$300. Full Cord, (2ton truck) Serge 250-215-9273 SEASONED Apple wood $50 per apple bin. (250)-763 5433, or (250)-762-9673

Furniture LARGE Selection of Gently Used Furniture; Tables & Chairs from $99, Sofa’s ,Hidea-beds from $99. Much more in store. OK Estates Furniture and More 3292 Hwy 97N( beside Sheepskin Boutique) (250)-807-7775 LEAVING COUNTRY, upscale furnishings, paintings, fireplace, bookcases, bar stools, dinette, sofa tables, etc. 778753-5564 Solid Oak China Cabinet excellent condition. $1200 obo (250)862-3552

Misc. for Sale 30x50 Cover-All Building very good condition. Reduced to $12,000. Call 250-558-5566 Email: BRAND new 5 stage reverse osmosis water filtration system. Retail price: $795. Now: $250. Call 250-863-1544 DINING rm table, 6 chairs, $200. Maytag washer & dryer, set $200. Singer portable sewing machine, $120. Olympic elec typwriter $150. All in great cond. 250-763-8018 FAR-INFRARED SAUNAS Demo Blowout models starting at $599. FREE ship. FREE trials.Kelowna.1-888-239-9999 FRIDGE. Magic Chef, $250. Door with window, $50. Mirrored sliding closet doors, $50. GE microwave, $25. 250-7175685 White Kenmore HD Washer & Dryer $250, White Crosley Self cleaning Stove $200,Travertiane Tile 18” square $10 a tile, (35 tiles) (250)769-0222

Misc. Wanted I am a Private Collector wanting to Buy $5, $10,$20, $50, $100 ect. Coins. Call Todd (250)-864-3521

Musical Instruments PIANOS Warehouse Sale @ Moir Pianos. STEINWAY, HEINTZMAN, YAMAHA and more !! Priced to Sell !! Call Richard @ 764-8800 TRUMPET, silver, J Michael, $200. Brass academy trumpet, $200. Accordian, $200. Steal guitar, $200. 250-861-7048

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$100 & Under 16” Scroll saw, $40. 250-8644202 2 ALUMINUM 6’ patio doors and other windows, $100/all. 250-764-4446 CHRISTMAS Tree 6.5’, Slim, with lights, used only 1yr. $45.250-762-5706 COFFEE Table, burl, $30. (250)762-5706 COUCH. Dark blue, striped w/wood trim, good shape, $100 obo. 778-477-4451 CRAFTSMAN 10” table saw. $50. 250-864-4202 FUTON, Dble., black metal frame, grey pattern mattress, good cond., $75. 762-5706 Kenmore Sewing machine in larger cabinet. w/acess.,monograms $75 ( 250)- 860-5108 MEN’S Black Danier Leather Jacket.Med. waist. Zipout liner $100 exc. cond (250)764-9012 OFFICE Chair w/tall back, purchased fr. Costco. $40. (250)762-5706 ROCKING Chair, Ladies, wine cushion, $25. (250)762-5706 SHARP microwave, $25. 250864-4202 SUNSHINE CEILING, 4’X6’, 4 fluorescent tubes, elec hardware. $50 obo. 250-862-2502. TIRES. (2) Blizzak snow tires, 205/75R14 950 on ‘88 Buick rims, $75. 250-762-6862 WALNUTS for sale, $1.50/lb. 250-860-9240.

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Apt/Condos for Sale 2BDRM, totally reno’d, close to downtown, quiet, secure building, elevator, insuite laundry, $149,900. 250-307-5522. FABULOUS Top flr corner 2bd+loft. Excellent flr plan, soaring ceilings, sought after location. MLS $299,300. Charlene Bertrand, Coldwell Banker, 250-870-1870 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.

Duplex/4 Plex 2BD+Den, 1bth suite, NP, NS, Glenrosa, avail Nov 1. $850+1/2 utils. Call 250-7188182 3 Bdrm Quiet Rutland St.inclu. BI VAC. A/C 6 appls. basic cable loads of updates NS NP. Ref’s req.Avail Immed.$1125 + utils or $1075 w/1yr lease. + DD.(250)491-4264 GLENROSA- 2BD+Den, 1bth suite, NP, NS, avail now. $1000 utils incl. 250-718-8182 UP/DOWN Duplex, DT loc., 3bd unit + 2bd unit, new SS appl’s & floor coverings, triple garage w/natural gas heat & power, excellent investment property, asking $415,000. For more details call Larry Slemko, 250-861-5122 Realty Executives.

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$200 & Under 4 swivel chairs w/table & leaf, good shape, $135 obo. 778477-4451 BARBER’S chair, $125. 250864-4202 RADIAL arm saw. Craftsman. $125. 250-864-4202

$300 & Under 4-BURNER Frigidair stove, like new, $225. $500 new. 250-864-4202 BEDFRAME, brass, queen, clear coated, $275. Call 250450-9940 DEWALT 10’ radial arm saw & custom stand. $225. 250-7673410, 250-470-9831

$400 & Under SINGLE Sleep sofa, like new, $350. 250-768-2143. SOFA & Loveseat w/8 toss cushions, Ivory & pastel patt. ex. cond. $380. 250-861-5010 TIRES, 4 - 235/75R15 Artic Claw, studded off a Ranger $350. 250-763-3642

2006 12’ x 44’ Park Model Mobile Home by Modulux. 10’ wide deck with Okanagan Room. Five appliances (fr, st, dw,w,d) Will discuss re-locating locally for more info. Asking $85,000. Call for more info (250)-766-2956 2bdrm, 2bath home,Enderby, well run 55+ modular home park, incl all appl., Roxton Maple diningroom table and 6 chairs,Oak china cabinet, full bedroom suite, chesterfield & chair, 6 chair patio set, near new Beachcomber hot tub. $199,000.250-838-0933. GLENROSA, Sing. fam. hm, 5bd. 3ba, lg. In-law ste. w/lg. kit., beautiful comm., lg. fnc’d. yrd., $445,900. 250-808-3043 INN AT Big White, #307, sleeps-4, FP, pool, hottub. Owner use or rental income. $66,000. See Call 250-768-5510

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CENTRAL 1bd.+den, all appl., u/g prkng., w/d, utils. incl. $900. 250-878-3187 Lv. mess. FAIRLANE Crt. Close to shopping, on bus route, 2bd aprt, heat & hot water incl, $900. 250-860-4836 Glenmore2Bdrm condo 2 bath 6 appls storage parking NS $1275+ utils (250)-878-5968 KELOWNA- South. 625 Rowcliffe. 2 bdrm, $975/mo. NP, NS. Joanne 250-717-1182. MILL CREEK ESTATES 1590/1588 Spall Rd. Premiere Rental Complex in Kelowna. Different Floor Plans Available Close to Shopping / Restaurants. Call for Availability. 250860-4836 or email: millcreekestates@

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1BD. 1880 Pandosy, Adult building, NP, NS, heat & WD incl. $795. Call 250-878-0119 1BD or 2bd, avail immed. Quiet, secured, updated building located in DT area. Walking dist to shopping. Cultural District, Waterfront Park, bus route. Incl FS, DW. Building amenities include beautiful landscaped courtyard, laundry room & covered secure prking. Price starts at $820-$950. Avail now. Contact Jagoda for more info at 250-762-0571 1Bdrm, Large, Clean, Bright, in well maintained, quiet complex. Park like setting. Downtown NP. $795 incl. heat. Ref’s & Lease req.(250)-870-8746 2BD, 2bath, 55+. 5 year old secure UG. parking + storage 6 appls. Avail Dec. 1 $995/mth 1-(204)624-5274 2Bdrm almost New, Excutive Superstore/ mall. Large, Bright corner unit. 2 balconies, FP. Hrdw’s, pool, top security UG prk., $1395. 250-769-9091 ATTENTION Seniors. We are offering 1 & 2bd suites for lease. We have a park like setting with Mill Creek as our backyard oasis. Our building is well maintained, secure, clean & quiet. We are close to bus stops, hospital, shopping, parks, beaches. 250-762-4160 AVAIL. NOV. 1 2Bd Condo on Baron Rd. near shopping bus, park,quiet building. NP. Ref’s Req. $895/mth (250)860-7547 Bach $600 1bd $650 2bd $750 Nice, updated., Central, immed. (250)860-9115 BELGO AREA, Rutland Rd. South. 2bd, $975 hydro, f/s, NO PETS, bus route, Avail. now. 250-491-3345, 869-9788 BROCKTON Manor. 2bd, $900 incl prking & utils. 1bd, $800. 250-860-4836 ask for Marita or Edna CAPRI MALL area. Senior Orientated building. NP, laundry, 2bd $820/mo 250-979-2771 CASA LOMA, 1/bdrm avail. New, furnished, Lakeview, insuite lndry, SS appl’s, $759/mo. 250-863-9002

250-763-7114 for more details THINKING OF SELLING? For a confidential, no obligation, free market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-762-9446 or 250-860-1100 anytime.

Houses For Sale ******* Where smart sellers meet smart buyers! View Thompson Okanagan properties for sale.// Selling? No Commission. (250) 545-2383 or 1-877-291-7576 12YR. Old, Rutland 5bd. suite up/down, gr.cond., air, appl, nr Sch/Rec ctr MLS Ken Dempsey Remax 250-717-5000 $333,900. Rutland, clean, 4bd. 2ba., gr. yrd., quiet area, nr. Elem. school, MLS Ken Dempsey Remax, 250-717-5000 AT A CLICK of a mouse, is your local source to over 300,000 businesses! CUSTOM Lakeview Home $499,000 2840 sf ft two level home Triple garage. 4 bdrm plus 2.5 bath. 250-862-6955 DISTRESS Sale. 4bd, 3.5bth, walk-out bsmt, $259,900. For a Free List of Foreclosures & Distress Sales call Lloyd @ MacDonald Realty 215-5607 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.

Mortgages INVESTOR WANTED $60,000 at 10% secured by 1st mortgage on lakeview lot. Simple, clean, & risk free. 250-558-7888.

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RENT TO OWN, Larry Davies, RE/MAX, 250-869-7658 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 Sale/Trade near UBCO/ Airport. Main flr. 2bd 2bth 1256 sq’, reno’d on Duck Lake. $177,000 obo. 780-458-2086 WESTBANK 1Bd, 2nd. flr., Lake view 700sf., $850 + utils., NS. (250)-768-9083 WEST Kelowna, 3788 Brown Rd. FREE rent for Nov. 2bd. comp. w/furn. & appl., utils. incl., ns, np, $750 sec. dep., rent negotiable 250-768-5183 1&2BD suites. Kelowna’s best apartment complex. 250-762-3455 2 Bdrm. apt. Spacious, close to all amenities, NS, NP, 1yr lease, avail Dec 1st. incl heat. 250-763-6600

Commercial/ Industrial Commercial Warehouse Space for Lease Prime Location (Banks Rd/Baron Rd), 4500sqft, $12sqft CD 10, Overhead Door, 20ft Ceilings Contact: veronica@ or 250-763-0505 Complete Turnkey operation, reasonable rental, 30,000sqft, loading docks, forklifts, semitrailer parking, office space etc. Vernon 250-260-0997.

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Commercial/ Industrial INDUSTRIAL storage lots on Leathead Rd with sheds/ power. $600-$900. 250-765-5578 OFFICE Space, 600sqft, partially furnished. Private entrance. $600/mo. Contact Dan or Bob at All Kinds of Carpet 250-769-6790 WAREHOUSE, Central Location, easy access to Hwy. 5000sq’, $8.50/sq’. + triple net charges. Incl recep. area, and office space. Call 250-8682625, 250-212-1491 WEST Kelowna 1650sq/ft Commercial / Industrial unit for rent, $1500/mo 250-769-3573 or 250-718-6952.

Duplex / 4 Plex 2BD reno’d end unit. Fnc’d yard, gar., pet ok. 1020 Leathead Rd. Rental ref’s req’d. $950+utils. 250-765-5578 3BD, 2bth, 5appl, skylights, carport, near hospital, college, lake, bus & Mission Mall. NS, NP. $1350+utils (neg.) ref. 250-826-7501, 250-763-5225 AVAIL immed. 2bdrm unit on acreage in Belgo area. Bright clean, Fridge, stove, WD Hook up NS. NP. $750 + utils (250)491-0303 PEACHLAND. 3bd, 1.5bth, creekside loc., NS, NP, recent reno, 1350sf., $1050. +utils., cls. to sch/IGA 250-768-2063

Modular Homes JUST Good Value. Three ways to save, $1500 cash, free moving & no payments until April 2011 Accent Homes (250)-769-6614 Offer #S3

Homes for Rent 1BD Cottage, in Country setting with scenic view, just 5 min. from Orchard Park. Quiet clean. Pet negot. 1 person only. NS $725 + power.Available. Nov. 1 (250)762-6627 2BD, 2bth on farm setting in S. E. Kelowna, 5appl, pets neg, $1200+utils. 250-764-2113 2Bd Main flr. West Kel. 6 appls,lndry FP, NS. NP. $1200 incl. utils. (250)-769-7152 2BD mnflr heritage home, 1/2blk to hospital/beach, hrwd flrs, gas fp, WD, AC, prking, lrg deck/yard, NS, NP, $1200+ utils. Dec 1. 250-868-8874 2 bdrm & den, 2 bath, large fenced yard, pets negotiable close to downtown, $1400/mo + util Available Dec 1st. Call 250-764-9416 email 3BD Farmhouse $1500. 2bd, $1100. 2bd gar., $900. 1bd priv, $400. (250)-762-6451

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Homes for Rent 3/4 BD., Winfield area, $1575 +utils. NO PETS. Avail Now. Overlooks Wood Lake on East side. Close to schools. Call 250-869-9788 or 250491-3345 3 BDRM, 2 bath, Huge 1600 sq. ft. suite, F/S, W/D, DW, AC, fenced yard, no dogs, ns, $1400/m incl util. Avail Dec 1 250-215-0163. 439 Klassen Rd. 4BD, 3bth, 2850sq’ exec home, Toovey Heights, all appls, AC, RV prking, sunshine kit. down, $1800+ 1/2 DD, avail now, 250-864-3300 5BD, 3.5bth, big yard, close to all amens, near Cosco, avail immed. $2000+utils. Call 604725-0688 6BD, 3.5bth, dbl gar., 1fmlyrm, 1lvngrm, city/lake view. Ellison area, Available. 3060 Lakha Rd. NDogs. $1800 (250)-8692186, 250-765-5267 Avail. Dec. 1. Updated 2 BR home in DT Kelowna. 5 Appli. Fenced yard. Mature working couple. N/S. $1250 + Util. Phone & leave message @ 250 769-5856. BLK MTN: 3Bdrm Lakeview NS NP garage $1300 + 50% utils. Avail now. Close to all ammenities. 250-864-7504 CAPRI area- top level of house, 2 bdrm, sm. garage & wrk. shop, shr’d. laundry, lots of prkng., $1000/mo + util, 250-448-8507 CENTRAL 2bd, lndry rm., 5appl, h/w flrs, Burne Ave. cls. to KGH, np, ns, $1000. +utils, Dec, 250-317-7602 8am-6pm. E. Kelowna, 5bd., 2ba, dine rm., kit, wood & gas f/p’s, w/d hookups, lg. rm, sundeck, garage, lg. lot, ns, no dogs inside. Avail now. 250-861-4207

Homes for Rent ELLISON, 1bd bsmt suite, close to ubc, avail immed. $595. NP. NS. 250-870-8496 Avail immed. EXECUTIVE Lakeview hm, Upper Miss., 2400sf, top lev, 2bd, master 900sf w/fp, wic, 4pc. ensuite, deluxe kit., w/huge granite Isl., huge lv. w/vaulted ceilings, furnd. $2500/mo unfurnd. $1800/mo 250-718-7455 or 317-3341 FREE DOWN PAYMENT! Sound too good to be true? It’s not! Project Build II Attainable Housing Project is an innovative program that provides a non-repayable grant to individuals who can service a mortgage but haven’t been able to save for a down payment. For more information contact Gino Dal Ponte at 250.317.2707 or FREE Month, fully furnished, 2bd./den (3rd bd.) top floor. on Westside, 5mins. fr. Bridge. Pay for 6mos. & 7th is FREE. Gorgeous as new executive home. Rent neg.250-762-7837 GLENMORE. 3bd Mainflr house, deck, WD, FS, garage, $1350. NS. NP. 250-870-8496 Avail immed. GLENMORE area, 2bd. top half hse., f/s, dw, air, smoking o/s, $1400. share utils., Avail Dec. 1st. Separate 2bd. suite priv. ent., f/s $ cls. to OUC, Avail now 250-766-1359 GLENROSA Area. 3/bdrm $1500 mo+utils. Available now. NO PETS. Lrg back fenced yard. 250-869-9788 or 250-491-3345 Immaculate 4bdrm North Rutland 2.5 baths 2000sqft fr/st/wd hook up dbl garage NP $1600 (250)765-2740 LAKEVIEW! 2bd w/o grnd level, deck, pool, avail now. 250769-9038.

Homes for Rent LAKESHORE Home for rent. 16920 Coral Beach Rd. Fully furn’d 3bd, 2.5bth, $1200+utils avail immed until end of May. 250-717-5685 MAGIC ESTATES 3bdrm. 3 bath, dbl garage. Avail immed. $1750 + utils. 250-859-6784 PENTHOUSE 2bd, 2bth, Verve. 1000sq’, bright, all appls, WD, ug prking, NS, NP, b4 Dec 1.$1250.250-864-3300 Rent-to-Own: 4br Vernon homes from 1600/ mo with 5k down, 4br with lake view in Peachland, 10Kdown from 2000/mo 250-309-2565 RUTLAND, 195 Hartman Rd. $ , 3Bd. w/d, f/s, ns, np, prkng, Avail, 250-535-1040 UPPER MISSION. 5037 Treadgold Crt. 4bd House, $1800 + utils. 250-718-4177 WESTSIDE, 5bdrms., 3bths lakeview, fnc’d yrd., new paint, 4appl, b/i vac, $1690. Call 250-768-0605, 250-808-8007 WINFIELD 10419 Okanagan Center Rd. 3bd 2full bath 2 livingroom,dbl car garage covered deck Nov1 $1500 + utils NP.NS.(250)498-7757 5BD House, $1600. 1bd suite, $750. Bachelor $650. 2bd, $800. (250)-869-1506 3BD, 4Appl, FP, Deck, $1100 OR 5bd, 7appl, Gar, Patio, $1700 Pet OK. 250-860-1961 Register Online www.cdnhome-

Office/Retail 187 ASHER ROAD, 800sq/ft. $600/mo plus HST. Plenty of parking. 250-765-9448 Hwy97 N, comp. area & 1800 sf’ of retail. Rutland, 2100sq’ of Office/Retail for lease. 250765-3295, 250-860-5239

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2BD NEWER Gr Level,utils, int, cable, incl $900 Blk Mtn NS. Nov 15 (250)491-4061 2BDRM + Den. walk out level 1300 sq ft.5 appls.W/D Shannon Lake NS NP $1000 +DD Ref’s req.Dec1 (250)707-0760 2BD. Rutland area, 5appl, shar’d. fnc’d. yrd., $950 + shr’d utils., avail Nov. 15, 765-0609 2BD. Rutland, np, ns, $800. sep. ent., nr. bus/shops, Avail. now, 250-491-0163 2 bed/2bath Oka Landing Vernon Lrg grnd level suite incl 5 appl. & heat/light $1,150/mnth pet allowed on approval Non Smkrs only Avail Dec 1st- For appt Terra 250-681-0372 2 large 2bdrm ground level entry. Like new. NS. NK. NP. prefer mature single woman or working couple $775 includes utilities (250) 768-8712 360 Wallace Rd. 1bd grnd-lvl bsmt suite, $625 incl utils. Avail immed. 250-495-7084 3BD Reno’d, deck, carport, fnc’d backyard, 5 new appl. $1200. Dec 1. 250-765-0609 A 2bd suite in Glenrosa, near elementary school, newly reno’d, NS, NP. $950. Call 250938-8878 Bright, spacious one bedroom ground level suite centrally located on Dilworth mountain available immediately. Rent includes utilities, satellite TV and laundry. Pets negotiable. $800/month (250)212-1656 CAPRI area 2bd bsmt suite w/ 4appl’s, wrking couple, NS, NP, no pets, $780. 250-8609856 CAPRI Area, lwr. lev. Duplex, Avail. Dec. 1, 2bks. fr. Capri on Dead-end, w/d hook-ups. Cls. to bus/sch/shops, ns, np, nprty, DD req’d, $800. for appt. 765-2931 or 878-2812 COLDSTREAM / VERNON, 2Bd.,1ba, cozy fireplace W/D, deck, pets ok, covered prkg, newly reno’ed. $1000/mth. cable/int. utils. incl. A Must See! Call (250)-938-8886 LAKEVIEW Heights, 2bd, 1full bth in new house, sep lndry, incl all utils, cbl & wl int., $1000. NS, NP. Dec 1st. Call 250-870-6179 RUTLAND- 2 bdrm, newly reno’d, laundry, new appls, garage, on bus route, $975/mo incl utils. Avail Immed. Pet’s neg, NS. 250-491-8230. RUTLAND (North) 1Bd furn’d., cls. to bus/UBC $750. incl. util/int np, ns, nice quiet, clean, 250-807-7816, 250-681-6108 Studio suite. private entry insuite WD. suitable for 1 person NS ND NP NP Avail Nov8. 1yr old furnished. Upper Mission $625 + utils. (250)212-9588 Upper Mission 1 Bdrm. bsmt. suite. Lrg. bright open floor plan. Laminate tile flooring, furnished. Available Immed. $900/mth all utils included. Pets negotiable(250)764-1675 WESTBANK, AVAIL IMMED. 1BD bsmt suite, utilis incl, shrd laundry, bus route, reno’d, NS/ NP, Sgl or Couple, $725/mo. 250 768 2469 or 250 859 6582 WINFIELD, 2bd. on sm. acreage, very bright/clean, $800.util. incl. 250-212-9315 WINFIELD Bright 1bdrm + den priv entry & storage shar’d lndry NS $700 + % of utils. Now or Dec 1 (250)-826-5008 W.KEL. 1bd. new, bright, w/o. 5appl. 1person, np, ns $760. Avail now. 250-768-6728

LG 2bd walk-in, patio, pk., lk, shop, colg. NS resp adlt, NP. Dec1.Ref. $945 250-762-0317

Room & Board INT’L STUDENT. Rm/board or you-cook. OK College, KGH, Bus, mall. $500. 250-763-6674 N. RUT. Furn’d rm w/TV. NS, Ndrink. Everything provided. 250-491-7657 aft 2pm

Rooms for Rent 2 rooms for rent in large upper mission house. Quiet neighborhood, large yard and storage, movie theatre, indoor hot tub. Shared laundry and kitchen. $550/mo utilities included. Pets negotiable. 250878-0741. covert_opps_695@ A-1 furn’d rms/suites. Bertram St.DT. Wifi, WD, $475+up.Utils incl, quiet male. 250-861-5757 A+ 1/rm, furn’d cbl. & w/d, wl int, quiet, monthly avail. immed. 250-862-9223 FURN’D bsmt rm avail in elders home, cbl TV, utils incl, share bth. $500+DD. NS, ND, Nparties, NP. 250-491-1075 SINGLE working female pref., $450. util/cbl. incl. not a party hse., on Dilworth acreage exotic animals on farm, very nice, 250-215-3612 MODERN Furn’d. bdrm. all cbl/utils. incl’d., $450mo. Call 250-861-8907, 250-317-2546

Senior Assisted Living Senior Housing 2bdrm suite for 2 seniors. Inclds all meals. laundry & housekeeping with some care. $1200/mo each. 250-317-3341

Shared Accommodation 2 Rooms available @ $425 includes utilities. shared laundry, lots of parking. NS. Close to bus route.(250)765-0067 4 Rent Today. Fully furn’d, incl. wl int access, utils/wd/cbl, $ w/cat +dd, in quiet home. Student/disability welcome. Call 250-860-7146 N.RUTLAND: Student or working, 3 bdrms, share LR, kit, bath, lndry, sat, int & hottub. On Bus route, CRC req. $500 utils incl. 250-765-7239 CLEAN Roommate wanted NS, ND, ND, NP. $490/mth (250)860-8106, 250-718-1621

Storage KLO AREA. Acreage storage. RV, trailer, 5th wheel, car, boat. Fenced & locked. $50/mo 250-878-4040 Troy

Suites, Lower 1.5 Bdrm w/o Bsmt suite Blk. Mtn. Private entry, fireplace, in suite laundry, dog run, smoke outside, Utilities incl. $800/mo for 1 person, $900.00 for couple 1/2 DD (250)470-3745 1-BD, 4-Appl, Pet OK, $700 Incl Utils OR 2bd, 4appl, Carport, $850. 250-860-1961 Register Online www.cdnhome-



1BD. $700. incl. utils., Rutland, ns, np, cls. to UBC, on bus rte, Avail now 765-1696 1BD bsmt, lrg, bright, central loc., partially furn or unfur, FS, convec micro, bi vac, gas FP, shr’d WD. $950+1/2 DD. Incl utils, net, Sat, off str prking, priv ent., small neutered/ spayed dog ok, 20lbs max housetrained, fenced yard, smoke outside, NP, ND. Quiet, clean, resp, wrking person. Rf’s, long term. 250-860-7173 1BD. Newer home in W-Kel. full ba., cent. air, 4appl., priv. ent. deck, incls. cbl/int/pwr., very priv., ns, np, $750. on bus rte. sing. person, 718-3255 1BD suite, $625. 2bd, $750. Rutland. Utils incl. Pets ok. Avail now. Call 50-808-1250. 1BD suite, N. Rutland, sep ent., ground level, wood floors, cable, A/C, close to bus/UBC. NS, NP. No lndry $650. utils incl. Avail now. 250-491-3935 1BD. Upper Mission w/priv ent & lndry, for single, employed NS, NP. $725 incl utils. 250764-4008 2BD. Hosp. area, fireplace, Optic TV, lg. yrd. w/creek, $875.+1/2utils, 250-868-9059 2BD Lrg, french country kitchen, pellet stove, all appls., great view. Pets ok. Quiet & clean. $900mo. 250-766-1265

Suites, Upper 1BD Grnd-lvl suite, Westside, beautiful, bright, 900sq’, wood laminate flrs, gas FP, patio, garden, $850 incl utils, net, cbl, lndry. Avail Now. NS, NP. Call 250-768-7434 1BD. Hosp. area, 2nd. Heritage hm. , suit 1, ns, np, nd. Avail., $650.250-470-8495, 1BD Lower level of home, quiet person, NS, cat ok, $675 utils incl. (778)477-5007 1BD. Well cared for suite nr. Capri Mall, $ incl. hw/heat/int., Avail. immed, pls. call Heather 250-863-6645 2BD. +den, main flr., Capri area, A/C, h/w, priv. deck, nice yrd., shr’d. w/d, $ +util $, 250-718-8504 2BD. Spacious upper level of house, Downtown 723 Stockwell Ave. 6appl., $1100. incl. utils., ns, sm pets welcome, Call Scott @ 250-718-4658 ELLIOT Apartments. Small, quiet Bachelor located between DT & Hospital. $720 incl utils. 250-868-0125 KLO College area. 3bd, 1.5 ba, 5appl, $1200.utils incl, deck, Avail, 250-763-2399

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One owner 2000 38’ Gulf Stream Coach, cummins diesel, loaded, ready to go $85,000 obo. 250-260-1007

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2001 Saturn SL2, 4dr, 86,600 kms, grey, $6000. Call 250763-8248 2004 Ford Focus 4dr Gold Ac Am/fm stereo/cd 148K’s power locks/ win Great cond 2 sets tires $3500 obo 250-681-7606 2004 Saturn Ion 4dr. Top of the Line. Fully Loaded. Like New. Automatic. 145KM $5900 3yr. Warranty (250)575-2191 DL31006 2004 Toyota Echo 4 dr 5speed Just like New. Loaded. 50mpg 109KM 3yr Warranty. $7700. (250)575-2191 DL31006 2005 CAVALIER 2 dr 5 spd 4 cyl Like New 130k am/fm/cd pulse wipers pwr trunk VG all season radials $5595 OBO 250-575-5632 msg 2005 Hyundai Accent 2dr Sports Coupe 5speed Fully Loaded 99KM 3yr Warranty $5900 250-575-2191 DL31006

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Sport Utility Vehicle 2002 Grand Cherokee Laredo, 4WD, 144,000k, one owner, $7,800. 250-545-1171

Sport Utility Vehicle 1990 Geo Tracker 281ks 1.6 litre 5spd. 4 bush tires on rims. 4� lift kit many extras. Very Good Cond $3300obo 250Call Keith 765-2766 1999 LT Chevy Blazer 4x4 Mint shape. 206K Absolutely Loaded. New brakes & tune up $3500. (250)878-3072

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Willow has become one of our “staff favorites”, and even though we don’t have any history on her, we know she is gentle and has a calm personality. She is a stunning smoke colored feline who loves to “chit-chat” and has made a lot of friends. She belongs in an ADULT ONLY home where she can find a sunny quiet spot with no commotion. Came in as a stray


Rayna was in rough shape when she first came to the shelter, but has recovered and would love to find her “forever home”. She is shy but relaxed. As she is a bit older her new home should be ADULT ONLY and quiet, so she can relax in comfort and enjoy her life. Came in as a stray

RAYNA ID# 153200


Bailey is a sweet old dog looking for his “retirement home”. He is excitable, needs positive reinforcement and exercise so he doesn’t become bored, frustrated and destructive. He is OK with cats and dogs. If you feel confident that you can offer Bailey a good, safe & loving home, then come and spend some time with him.

Shelby is a young, super friendly girl, who is socialized with other dogs, older children & all adults. She is always so happy to see people and can be quite the “wiggle-butt”. She would do well in an active loving home where she can enjoy her life. If you feel you have a good home for her, please come and spend some time visiting.

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Sweet Sabrina was brought to the shelter when her owner fell sick and could no longer care for her. She is a black and white tuxedo girl with a gentle and quiet personality. During her time here, she has been very sweet & affectionate and will come to you for attention. She loves to be petted but can be cautious around young children and loud noises. We recommend a calm home for her, perhaps with older children.

Ashton is an excitable dog that would do best in a calm consistent environment. He wil also need an ADULT ONLY home with an experienced, confident, active and positive owner. He would benefit substantially from obedience training and a lot of 1 on 1 TLC. Please come down and meet Ashton if you have a good home to offer him.


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Tanner is an energetic & healthy boy. As we don’t have any info on him, please do some research on the breeds, as Chow Chows are not for everybody. Please come and ask the dog staff for an introduction if you are interested in making Tanne a part of your family. Came in as a stray

She-Ra may have food allergies, so we have started her on a Hypo-Allergenic diet. She enjoys car rides, has some basic obedience training and is very playful. In the right home with the right owners she will adjust quickly and become a beautiful and loving pet. If you have the time and patience to devote to her, please come down to the shelter for a visit.

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CUISINE from Jude’s kitchen in a pinch I avoid shortcuts in cooking such as tossing in a tin of cream of mushroom soup rather than using fresh mushrooms and making a sauce. It doesn’t really take much longer to use the fresh ingredients, and I get to decide how I want it spiced, instead of putting up with the bland, oversalted version from the can. So, I was a little skeptical when I read the title of Caren McSherry’s book: In a Pinch: Effortless Cooking for Today’s Gourmet, and realized it was about using pre-made ingredients to shorten the time and effort to a gourmet meal. However, the more I thought about it, the more I realized that I too have purchased excellent ready-made curry powder and garam masala mixtures, rubs, and gourmet sauces from all over the world to bring my food to life. And, that’s what this Vancouver chef, who owns the Gourmet Warehouse, is recommending we do. But what’s particularly easy to like about her book, published by Whitecap Books, is her love of food, cooking, friends and family. The idea behind her exhortations to take shortcuts ‘in a pinch’ is so that you enjoy cooking, and have a chance to enjoy the company of the friends or family you’re cooking for—and I totally agree with that. The book is organized by appetizers, soups & salads, main courses, sides, sauces & marinades and desserts, interspersed with tips about different ingredients and utensils. There are some delicious-looking recipes, from salmon gyoza to filowrapped greens and crisp quacamole rolls. If you enjoy gourmet flavours, you might want to pick this up as a gift to encourage your favourite cook in that direction! Further on gifts, there's nothing quite like the aroma that greets you when you walk in the door of the new Okanagan Lavender Herb Farm shop, and nothing quite like the assortment of lavender-related items. There are also workshops on ways to use lavender in bath items or floral creations. It's open until the end of November, except Remembrance Day, Wednesday through Saturday and there's a customer appreciation day on Nov. 27 with teas and lavender culinary delights. Go to the website for details at:

Reggiano Cheese Sticks These look terrific. There are many things that can be done with the frozen puff pastry from the supermarket and most of them look very dramatic, whether it’s a simple fruit dessert in puff pastry, tarts or appetizers filled with mushrooms and onions. 1 lb. (500 g) frozen puff pastry, thawed 1 c. (250 ml) fresh, grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese 1 tsp. (5 ml) sweet smoked Spanish paprika 1 tsp. (5 ml) fleur de sel black sesame seeds (opt.) Pre-heat oven to 400 F. Lay the puff pastry on a lightly-floured work surface. Roll the dough out to about 1/8th inch (3 mm) in thickness.

Mix the grated cheese, smoked paprika and salt together in a medium bowl. Spread over the pastry. Carefully press your rolling pin over the cheese, ensuring that it adheres to the pastry. Fold the pastry in half and roll back out to the original size. With a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut half-inch strips crosswise to make 24 strips. Pick up the strips, roll them in sesame seeds, if using, and twist strips to create the cheese sticks. Lay the sticks on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for about 15 minutes until golden brown and crisp. Let cool. To serve, transfer to a tall wine glass or highball glass and enjoy with a glass of wine. Makes 24.


Caren's Beer Can Chicken Sitting your chicken on a can two-thirds full of beer and herbs on your barbecue is a great way to keep the bird moist and flavourful, although it looks kind of funny. I used a favourite rub on this. With a sauce, be aware of the possibility it might burn faster because of the sugar content. 3 lb. (1.5 kg) whole roasting chicken 12 oz. (355 ml) can medium/heavy beer 3-inch (8-cm) sprig fresh rosemary 3-inch (8-cm) sprig fresh thyme 2 bay leaves 1 tsp. (5 ml) whole peppercorns 1 tbsp. (15 ml) olive oil 1/3 c. (75 ml) dry rub or barbecue sauce Wash and dry the chicken and remove the neck or giblets if they are inside the cavity. Pre-heat the barbecue to medium-high heat.

Open the beer, discard the pop tab and pour out one-third of the beer. Insert the rosemary, thyme, bay leaves and peppercorns into the can. Rub the chicken with the olive oil and pat the barbecue rub or sauce all over. Hold the chicken upright and sit it onto the beer can, pulling the legs forward so it looks like it is sitting. Place the whole thing into a little pan. Barbecue on indirect heat with the lid down for about 1 1/2 hours until the internal temperature of the chicken is 180 F and the skin is dark brown and crispy. Take care when removing the chicken because the beer can is hot and so is the beer. Then have a good belly laugh with your friends seeing the chicken sitting spreadeagled atop the beer can looking like the king of the barbecue! Serves 6.

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

Some simple guidelines for readers of Jude's Kitchen There are some basics about my cooking that you should know about in using the recipes created for Jude’s Kitchen. *I mean a large egg when a recipe calls for an egg *usually, butter and margarine are interchangeable *usually, salt and pepper is added to your taste *I generally use sea salt

*fresh ingredients top frozen or canned *organic products are my first choice *wherever possible, I use whole grains, not processed *include a variety of them, when possible *wherever possible, I use fresh herbs *fewer quantities of dried herbs are needed than fresh

*I use extra virgin olive oil *I use grapeseed or olive oil to cook with *I don’t deep fry *feel free to substitute. I do *have fun in the kitchen *encourage others to as well



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Transit options rolled out for Westside bus service Mike Simmons STAFF REPORTER

As data emerges about transit use in West Kelowna, the goal of B.C. Transit to increase ridership is bumping up against another goal— the desire of the district to save taxpayer money. B.C. Transit’s director of operational planning Graeme Masterton said the Kelowna Regional Transit system does fairly well. It scores high in the numbers of passengers it carries each year. “It’s a high performer, but it’s got a ways to go to get where Kamloops and Victoria are in terms of cost-recovery, rides per hour and those kinds of things,” he said. West Kelowna routes take up 23 per cent of total revenue hours in the regional transit system. Buses on the Westside carry about 16 per cent of all regional transit passengers. Masterton said the 21 Glenrosa route carries essentially half of all West Kelowna passengers. The next two most used routes are the 24 Shannon Lake and the 20 Lakeview. “Well over 85 per cent of total passengers are on those three routes,” said Masterton. He added that what this means is West Kelowna community shuttle routes carry very few people at the moment. Routes like the 25 East Boundary, 27 Horizon, 28 Smith Creek and 29 Bear Creek run smaller buses with a limited service. Masterton said such routes run between 11 and 16 trips per day. Overall, those routes carry less than 100 passengers on a given day day.

“Most carry less than 50 people per day.” Masterton said B.C. Transit saw three options to move forward on improving West Kelowna transit. The first involved carrying on as usual. The second option involved simulating the Rapid Bus system on the Westside. That option would deliver buses to and from Kelowna every 15 minutes during peak service hours, and every 30 minutes during off-peak hours. In order to do that however, only the Lakeview and Shannon Lake routes would be kept, with refinement of the Shannon Lake route. Masterton noted this would mean elimination of service to all other areas except the heavily used Glenrosa route. The third option could involve 30-minute service in a Rapid Bus-style arrangement. Masterton said that option would mean most transit routes could be maintained but operating hours would have to be reduced on some of them. He said B.C. Transit would look at specific ridership on routes and times of demand during the day. Mayor Doug Findlater noted the district entered the rapid transit arrangement reluctantly, through a protracted and difficult negotiation. “We did not want to increase cost to be able to do that,” he said. The district could start with a 30-minute rapid transit service, said Findlater and look at changes if ridership builds, while simultaneously trying to protect other areas. He added it makes no sense to continue operat-

ing routes where there are few people using them. Those routes could be dropped and savings focused on other areas. Coun. Duane Ophus said a fourth option could involve a dramatic restructuring of the transit system to reduce costs. “(The cost) is very high, and that’s our problem with it,” said Ophus. He noted that with low ridership and low revenue, the bus service costs the district twice as much per capita, and twice as much per assessed value, than transit costs in Kelowna. “That’s a huge burden on our taxpayers for some very limited results in terms of ridership on some routes.” Coun. Bryden Winsby said the options seem to include too many tradeoffs. He pointed out that if there was not the need for people to go to Kelowna, the transit system would not exist on the Westside. The community is designed for almost the exclusive use of the automobile. Winsby added any major changes to the transit system would have to make it more convenient for people to use. “I don’t know how convenient buses are for most people. I submit that they’re not.” he said. “You’ve got other things to do in the course of your day than just go to work and back.” Coun. Rosalind Neis said the potential sacrifice of local service to feed into rapid transit is a real concern to her. She noted a reduction of local service would only create a method for people to live in West Ke-


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Council reacts to proposals Transit from C1 lowna and work in Kelowna. She added that would make the district unlikely to build large commercial developments on the Westside because it would be solely a residential community. “If that’s our vision, great. If it’s not our vision, public transit has to have a key role.” Neis said she did not think cutting back on hours and routes is the answer. She added she would like to see data gathered by B.C. Transit so council could refine the system. Neis said provincial promises of public transport improvements are coming on the backs of municipalities.

She pointed out property taxes are the district’s only source of revenue, while the province has many revenue streams that can be applied to transit. “The $1.8 million we apply to transit right now, is $1.8 million in my opinion that isn’t being spent wisely.” Coun. David Knowles said if council cuts transit back to a bare minimum, it would guarantee failure by decreasing ridership. The other extreme would be to go to 15 minute service during peak hours and 30 minutes during off peak, as well as developing several other routes. “You can talk about build it and they’ll come, but that’s a maxim I don’t think our taxpayers can

really go for.” Coun. Carol Zanon said at some point, council is going to have to talk to Westbank First Nation about transit connections. She pointed out people want to ride to stores like London Drugs or Walmart, both of which are located onWFN land north of downtown Westbank. “If you want to make significant inroads into ridership, you have to go where people want to go.” Masterton said BC Transit can look at different scenarios and bring back several options to council that stay within the existing service hour total. An implementation date for a revised transit system would tentatively take place in June, before school starts again.


BUSES WAIT at the curb in Westbank on Nov. 3. The entire West Kelowna transit system could change, after district council received data saying only a few routes are carrying the bulk of passenger traffic.



CORD opts for conservation plan Who should respond? Mike Simmons STAFF REPORTER

The regional district of Central Okanagan has opted to follow the example of their South Okanagan counterparts in taking part in a biodiversity conservation strategy that spans the Okanagan Valley. The strategy is administered by the Okanagan Collaborative Conservation Program. Program coordinator Carolina Restrepo-Tomayo brought details of the the strategy to the Nov. 4 meeting of the RDCO’s governance and services committee. The strategy involves partner organizations with the shared goals of protecting species at risk and maintaining regional biodiversity. Restrepo-Tomayo said the biodiversity strategy sets pri-

orities for identifying, preserving and restoring natural areas. It acts as a road map for coordinated efforts to manage ecologically valuable land and water across the region. Restrepo-Tomayo noted all 26 partners have identified the development of this strategy as a priority. Partners include the city of Kelowna and the district of West Kelowna. She noted similar projects are being developed in Whistler, Metro Vancouver, the Cowichan Valley and Langley Township. Formation of the biodiversity strategy involves creating a vision document and a mapping component. The mapping data would identify habitats to be preserved.

Restrepo-Tomayo said the project goal is to maintain and improve eco-system health and resiliency throughout the Okanagan Valley through establishment of a network of protected and managed habitats. The project is expected to take up to 2015 to fully implement. She noted the creation of a biodiversity strategy fits with the larger regional growth strategy. Regional growth plans are currently being developed to help area governments cope with the effects of an expanding Okanagan population. Restrepo-Tomayo said $10,000 would be the required funding contribution from the regional district. “The support of the regional district is fundamental for the success

of the initiative in this region.” Board chair Robert Hobson noted the collaborative approach between the Central and North Okanagan regional districts came from the success of the South Okanagan-Similkameen district conservation plan. “They developed an excellent habitat atlas, for example.” He added the South Okanagan district was eligible for several funding opportunities due to the plan. Not being part of the South Okanagan strategy, the RDCO was missing out on funding opportunities for acquiring habitats. “These grants go to areas that have excellent conservation plans in place.”


The regional district and Big White Resort are still negotiating which fire department should cover the boundary area. At last week’s regional committee meeting, fire services manager Rod Miller noted the CORD is still talking with Big White about a mutual aid agreement for fire department coverage. He said both sides are trying to come up with an agreement that will work for fire departments at Big White and Joe Rich. The area of contention is where the Big White road enters the regional district. Miller said the Big White fire department wants to come down to

the highway and take care of fire calls in that area. He noted there is a long response time from Big White, with 20 kilometres to travel to the bottom of the road. Miller sees a dual response plan, where both departments would respond. “I think we’d find Joe Rich hall (firefighters) would get there a lot quicker and more often.” He pointed out a dual response model is typical in joint-patrol areas. Fires near the tunnel between Richmond and Delta see responses from two fire halls, and the truck first on scene manages the call. Central Okanagan East Director Kelly Hayes asked if the dual response plan would mean more cost to send both depart-

ments. Miller said the move is about safety and serving the community. “We’re trying to keep the costs at a minimum.” He pointed out that especially in winter, the response from the Big White fire hall would be quite slow in getting down to the highway. Hayes sask if both departments were paid for responding wouldn’t that be “overkill?” “What criteria would you use for sending both departments?” Miller noted both departments are paid for responding. He added the factors in a situation that would require both departments to respond have not yet been determined.


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space for the Westbank Museum historical artifact collection. At their Oct. 26 meeting, West Kelowna council approved an additional $29,500 for renovations of the former community policing building at Dobbin Road. The total renovation cost allocated for the building is now at $84,500. The increased cost is attributed to the remov-

al of asbestos, upgraded plumbing, heating and lighting requirements. The museum society also had difficulty attracting trades-certified volunteers or material donations for the project. District council also approved the application for a national grant that could subsidize part of the renovations. The prospective new location comes at a wel-

come time for the Westbank Museum. Museum president Margaret Jackson said the facility has two storage rooms that are filled to the rafters at the moment. Tripling the museum’s operating space will help them display more of that material. The Westbank collection includes historical items with both local and national significance. The

museum contains bronze plaques, originally mounted on a historical cairn at the fur brigade trail on Old Okanagan Highway. Jackson said the museum hopes to create an atmosphere that will invite and encompass the West Kelowna area as well. The move will make the facility easier to access and more visible to See Space B6

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Rule limiting pain and suffering compensation is wrong


wonder if the management of international elevator giant, ThyssenKrupp Elevator, knows what hit them. It pitted its Bay Street lawyer against two brave lawyers practicing in little Port Moody, B.C.— D. Todd Brown and Yvonne Wong. A fellow whose hand had been crushed in an elevator maintained by ThyssenKrupp Canada hired Brown and Wong to go toe to toe with the elevator company. It was a challenging case. There was a very real risk that, after spending tens of thousands of dollars in disbursements, countless hours preparing the case and 15 days in trial, the company would escape liability altogether.


Paul Hergott Not many lawyers would have taken that case. When you add up the value of the time and disbursements spent by the Port Moody lawyers it was well over $100,000. That’s a lot of money to put on the line for a client when facing the uphill battle of proving negligence against a very large company. The jury returned its verdict last week and ThyssenKrupp Canada was taken down a peg. The jury found the

company negligent in its maintenance of the elevator and compensation of more than $700,000 was awarded. Unfortunately, there is a dark side to this story. The jury was told, when given instructions on coming up with a dollar amount of compensation for the pain and suffering endured by the injured worker, that it was its responsibility to decide an appropriate amount. The jurors were told that, as a group, it bring to the law the common sense of the community. They were also told that their decision would help the courts keep in touch with the views of the citizens, whom the law is designed to serve. But they were denied reference to legal precedents of what a judge

might award in compensation, with the explanation that giving them such guidance would take away from the educational value of their independent judgment. They were kept entirely in the dark as to what dollar figure might be appropriate. The lawyers, in their closing submissions, were not even allowed to recommend figures. The jurors were led to believe that the injured victim would actually be paid the amount of financial compensation their common sense determined to be fair. The “dark side” of the story is that they were misled. The $600,000 the jury assessed as “fair” compensation for the pain and suffering portion of the in-

jured person’s losses will be slashed. We leave it up to a jury to tell us how much compensation is fair com-



pensation for the pain and suffering arising from injury but we give it no guidance in coming up with that dollar figure. If a jury verdict is higher than approximately $333,333, the law requires it to be reduced.

Unfortunately for injured victims, the law doesn’t go both ways. There’s no automatic requirement that a low jury verdict be increased. It’s a quirk in our law that arose from decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada more than 30 years ago that imposed a judge-made cap on pain and suffering damages in Canada. There is no cap on the amounts awarded for any other losses, such as lost income and treatment expense. Three-hundred and thirty-three thousand dollars may seem like a whole lot of money. But tell that to a quadriplegic or other catastrophically injured person. Tell that to the jury in this case who came to

the commonsense judgement, after sitting through 15 days of trial and two full days of deliberations, that a fellow with a crushed hand should receive almost double that for his pain and suffering. Despite that, a huge congratulations go out to Todd Brown and Yvonne Wong. They set a stellar example for all trial lawyers.

This column is intended to provide general information about injury claims. It is not a substitute for retaining a lawyer to provide legal advice specifically pertaining to your case. Paul Hergott is a lawyer at Hergott Law in West Kelowna.



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More than 4,500 items to be transferred Space from B4 the public. “It’s wonderful for us because we need the exposure.” The collection includes historical items from Westbank itself, the West Kelowna area and the Westbank First Nation. Jackson said the museum has inherited artifacts from people who

bequest them to the museum, but much of the material comes from earlier pioneers. Many of the WFN items were made by band elders. Staff at the Lower Glenrosa Road location are already cataloguing up to 4,500 items in preparation for the move. There are several fragile artifacts to be pack-

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aged. Jackson said the move will also involve shifting several pieces of outdoor equipment, including trucks from the 1940s that were used in area orchards and packing houses.

“Fortunately, at this new location we’ll have indoor storage.” The museum is currently on the watch for donated items with an interior theme. Jackson said pieces like old windows and doors, or barn wood would fit the bill. The facility is constantly receiving antiques and other pieces, and can make arrangements to pick up donated items. To volunteer or donate items to the museum, contact the facility at 250768-0110. WEST KELOWNA, B.C. 200-3645 GOSSETT RD. MOVIE HOTLINE:

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Canada Coach’s college connections paying off for team West team gathers ▼ WARRIORS


When the Westside Warriors hired Darren Yopyk as its second-ever head coach, it was hoped that his ties to American colleges would help the Warriors move players on to NCAA scholarships. But not even management could have predicted what is turning out to be the fast-track between the Warriors and Merrimack, the NCAA Division 1 school where Yopyk was hired out of. Three of this year’s crop of Westside Warriors have secured scholarships to Merrimack, the latest being Kyle Singleton, who committed to Merrimack last month. In doing so he joined teammates Izaak Berglund and Matt Cronin as young men who will head to Merrimack when their junior hockey days are over. Former Warriors standout blueliner Brendan Ellis is also with Merrimack in his freshman year in the NCAA. “Merrimack has been pretty aggressive within our league,” said Yopyk, who was Merrimack’s top recruiter in the northwest and Canada when he was an associate coach with the Merrimack hockey club, coincidentally named the Warriors. Even Warriors assist-

ant coach Brent Gough played at Merrimack on a scholarship, after his Alberta Junior Hockey League career. “I have a pretty good relationship with that organization, having worked there myself,” Yopyk said. “It’s a good school and it’s in a very good hockey conference.” While Merrimack and the Westside Warriors have built a solid relationship there are other schools in the mix as well. Eight current Warriors sport college commitments from places like New Hampshire, Princeton and Massachusetts, all Division 1 schools. Hockey is a business of relationships so it’s no surprise Merrimack has become a good avenue for Westside Warriors players with Yopyk’s ties to the school. The Warriors coach says Merrimack is a good fit for the right player. “What I really like about Merrimack is it’s a pretty small school,” said Yopyk. “It gives you a chance not to get lost. It’s an environment where everyone knows everyone and the student to faculty ratio is pretty small. It’s not for everybody. it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of some of the bigger schools but for someone looking for a good education in a small-


WARRIORS DEFENCEMAN Izaac Berglund is one of three active Westside Warriors committed to the Merrimack University. er environment it’s perfect.” Talking to NCAA schools is a big part of the

job for Yopyk, but getting players scholarships still comes down to the player. “It’s important,” he

said. “It’s my job to to get guys opportunities at the next level. But at the end of the day I don’t get them

scholarships. It’s their work and what they do on and off the ice that gets them a scholarship.”


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They came from near and they came from far, but they came with one goal in mind: Gold. The 44 players who will represent Canada at the 2010 World Junior A Challenge arrived in Penticton on Tuesday, six days before the first puck drops at the South Okanagan Events Centre. The tournament kicks off with Canada West playing Switzerland and Canada East meeting the USA on Monday. Westside Warriors sniper Grayson Downing will be teamed with three players from rival Penticton, a unique situation that sees foes become friends, albeit for a short time. Downing admitted it was a little strange walking into the Vees dressing room. “It was awkward, almost, walking into the room,” the Abbotsford, B.C. native told Hockey Canada. “There’s a good rivalry between Westside and Penticton, so it’s definitely a little weird playing on the same team as the three Vees guys.” The Warriors-Vees rivalry isn’t the only one that will have to be set aside: Sam Mellor and Travis St. Denis both play for the Trail Smoke Eaters, another Interior Conference rival of Penticton. There are 11 players representing eight different Ontario Junior Hockey League teams on the Canada East roster. But players and coaches alike know that’s something that will need to be done if the ultimate goal is to be reached. “It’s a short tournament, and it’s the teams that gel the quickest that are going to have success,” said Gill. “It doesn’t matter where you’re from or who you play for; for one week, you’re playing for your country.” The World Junior A Challenge goes all week at the South Okanagan Events Centre with the medal games next Sunday. News when you need it:

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More good news for Canadian economy


t was good news, so you didn’t see it in any national headlines. Headline or not, there it was. The international organization which reports on the corruption and transparency levels of 190 nations gave Canada another boost in the right direction. In 2005, before we formed government, Canada had dropped to 14th place. Then in 2006, after the election, we brought in the Federal Accountability Act and a number of other reforms. That helped Canada move up to eighth position two years later. This week, in part due to ongoing reforms related to increased transparency and anti-corruption protections, Canada has moved up again. Now we’re sixth in the world. While we feel good about this we are intent on moving towards the #1 spot. On the economic front, Canada also had a good report, another

Stockwell Day month of GDP growth for Canada. That means our economy has shown positive growth during 11 of the last 12 months. The same day the GDP growth was announced, the International Monetary Fund put out a statement on the economic health of nations. Once again, it put Canada as number one for economic strength among the G-7 and industrial nations. The global recovery is fragile, the U.S. economy is worrisome but Canada is the best positioned coming out of this down-

turn. But that doesn’t mean we’ve got it all figured out. People are still looking for jobs. The good news is the economy has now created more jobs (420,000) than were lost during the downturn. ••• On a local issue with national implications, I’ve been meeting with some constituents who have MS. I realize there are a significant number of people throughout the riding (and across Canada) who are dealing with this condition. As you are aware, health care is the constitutional jurisdiction of the provinces. The federal government transfers an annual health care grant to the provinces. The Conservative government has increased the amount of that transfer by six percent. It is true we have frozen all government oper-

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ational spending for the next three years. We have also frozen all hospitality, travel and hosting expenses for the next three years at 2009 levels. But we are not reducing support programs to people. That’s one of the reasons for the increase to the health care grant— we increase the overall amount and the provinces make the decisions about which services should be funded. Having said that, I can tell you that I have been talking with the federal health minister about the issue of research related to a new treatment for MS known as liberation therapy. A number of projects are now being funded which hopefully will bring more information to bear on the treatment itself.

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West Kelowna, along with the WFN, received a five- bloom rating at the 2010 national Communities in Bloom awards presentation last week in Halifax. The district also received special mention for the Gellatly Nut Farm Regional Park. Following their evaluation of the community in July, the volunteer judges said the spirit of cooperation between West Kelowna, the WFN, the chamber of commerce and the community helped make the program strong and productive. “This is a growing community that has involvement from all sectors including business, local nurseries and master gardeners. they said. The Gellatly Nut Farm park was described as a “special” place in the community. “Not only does it provide a shady public park on the shore of the lake, it also represents a part of the community’s heritage. The work undertaken to hybridize nut trees, as well as produce trees and nuts for export is a truly remarkable story. This is an important heritage resource in this area.” In additon, the Town Centre Community Garden in Westbank Centre Park, received top honours as the best community edible garden”. Communities in Bloom is a national organization dedicated to the promotion of green spaces in community settings.








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I have met with constituents who have experienced improvement and relief after taking this therapy outside the country. As I said, it is up to provinces to decide what services should be funded. Meanwhile, at the federal level, we are working with researchers and with those who are receiving treatment to determine what should be the future involvement of the federal government. The information I am getting from constituents is invaluable to this process. As with other challenges, people working together make things happen. Stockwell Day is the Conservative MP for Okanagan-Coquihalla and the president of the federal Treasury Board.

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Now’s the time to celebrate life—and monarch butterflies


very autumn, tens of millions of monarch butterflies take wing in southern Ontario, embarking on a miraculous 3,000-kilometre, two-month journey, arriving in central Mexico in late October and early November. The indigenous people of Mexico believe the returning butterflies carry the souls of ancestors, and November 1 and 2 are celebrated there as the Days of the Dead.


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ember 2 is All Souls’ Day, the main Day of the Dead, when the spirits of adults return. It’s a time of celebration, as many Mexicans share a belief with people around the world that a veil is lifted between the living and the dead at this time of year, allowing ancestors to visit for a brief time. We see the origins of Halloween in this belief. It’s also a time to celebrate the bounty of the harvest. In fact, the


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Purépecha indigenous word for the monarch can be translated as “harvest butterfly”. The monarch’s scientific name, Danaus plexippus, means “sleepy transformation”, because the butterflies hibernate and metamorphose, from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly. There’s also much to celebrate about the monarch butterfly, even though these fragile insects have flown close to the plane of death in recent times. Populations have been reduced by as much as 90 per cent in the past, but there’s still hope. That these delicate creatures can make such an arduous journey is in itself a wonderful story of survival and the mysterious workings of nature. Adult monarchs normally live for just a few weeks. On their northern migration from Mexico, in March and April, they stop along the Gulf Coast of the United States to lay eggs on milkweed, the only source of food for the caterpillars. Over several generations, the

butterflies make their way northward, landing on milkweed to lay more eggs along the way. Toward the end of summer, a Methuselah generation is born. These butterflies survive for seven or eight months, and it is they who make the incredible journey south. Even though they have never been to the volcanic mountains of Mexico, the butterflies are guided by internal compasses and the movement of the sun to the oyamel fir forests where their ancestors spent the winter hibernating before renewing the cycle with their journey northward. During their southward migration, monarchs feed on nectar and help pollinate plants. They let rising columns of air carry them, helping them conserve energy from the nectar. The Methuselah monarchs do not reproduce during migration. The monarch’s relationship with milkweed is interesting. The plant contains a poison that doesn’t

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harm the feeding caterpillars. They store this poison throughout their lives, which makes them toxic to many, but not all, predators. These predators have learned that the monarch’s unique bright orange wings with black veins and white spots signal danger. But this evolutionary artistry isn’t enough to protect the monarchs from threats such as logging—legal and illegal—in the forests where they winter, pesticides and herbicides, pollution, storms, parasites and disease, and development and agriculture that eradicate milkweed and nectar-containing flowers. If we don’t protect the forests in Mexico and the milkweed habitat and nectar sources along their migration routes, the eastern monarch may not survive. Thanks to the efforts of conservation groups, including the World Wildlife Fund and the Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Nature, much of the monarch’s winter habitat has been protected as the UNESCO Mon-

arch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve. Even in the reserve, though, illegal logging and storms threaten the monarchs. We can all help these fascinating creatures, the eastern populations and those that migrate between other parts of Canada to the U.S. and Mexico. To start, we can support conservation efforts and encourage governments to create and protect places where the monarchs feed and breed. Creating pesticide-free monarch way stations or “butterfly gardens” with milkweed and flowers that offer nectar, water, and shelter, in parks, gardens, and schoolyards, is another great way to help the butterflies. The monarch offers a vivid illustration of the complexity of nature and of the way all of nature is interconnected. And who knows? It may also offer a glimpse of the connection between the worlds of the living and the dead. with Faisal Moola David Suzuki is a scientist and broadcaster.

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