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Townhome pro ject alternative to condo living

Bob Anderso n, marketing director for Mission Group Properties, talks about compan y’s new developm ent in mid-town Kelowna .

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Question: Briefly give us an overview of your newest community? What inspired the project? Anderson: homes at DwellThe are a mix of two- and three-bedroom townhome start at $310,900,s that including net HST, all featuring rooftop sundecks. We planned, and built Dwell designed ly during the entiredownturn in the economy. When we looked at the market, there viously a signifi was obdeck ranging cant overfrom 410 to supply of condos, 552 square-fee lighted by an t. This exwhich eclectic mix is still the case tra outdoor living of character today. something that space is are home to buildings that As a result, we doctors, denasked ourselves a simple dos simply don’tmost contists and small businesses offer. tion: ‘What can quesWith other With the mid-town . here that is not we build lolike having yourbenefits cation between a condo?’ vate entry off own priWith that parameter and Springfield,Harvey the in mind, we envisioned courts, your own garden obviously close Dwell is to many an urban style garage with spacetwo-car amenities. townhome community. bikes and all your to store There are literally and no one living gear, We also knew hundreds of stores, above restauwe would have that or rants below and you, businesses Dwell ofwithhomes at price to offer fers a completel in a five-minute walk. the low $300s points in alternative to y unique Choices Market condo livand compete with in order to ing. Save-On-F all oods are less bedroom condos the twothan a block Q: Tell us a on the market. your location little about ther direction,away in eiand the key amenities With the price means you canwhich in the area. always and the general points What makes Dwell pick such a for up something fresh mind, we lookedstyle in great fit for this dinner. area? to really make for ways Anderson: Dwell, And if unexpectmunity stand the comwith its brownston ed company stops out. by for spired architectu e inAt Dwell, the an impromptu prominent featuremost a great fit for re, is on the rooftop barbecue the sundeck, every home has is that because it will area, Hammer’s Liquor add to Store pansive rooftop an exthe already charming sunstreetscape that is highSee Townho me B12


development (top right) is located between Harvey and Springfi eld in the central part of Kelowna. Rooftop sundecks (lower photo) are a unique feature Dwell townhome of the s.


hey’re calling it the Centre of Excellence, but the Kelowna based architects and landsca pe architects who designed th e project say it’s so much more than exce llent The Okanagan College’s lat . building venture is a living est ex how sustainability should lo ample of ok and operate on a daily basis and feel , sustainable trades students and the who inhabit its hallways should produc e industries in the years to co cutting edge me. Capital News reporter Jenn Smith takes a look at what ifer th Building” status means and is “Living a what makes this project so little of special. See story A3.

THE NEW Centre of Excellence at the Okanagan College campus in Penticton required the architects, landscape designers, engineers and builders to work together to achieve the level of sustainability necessary to attain Living Building status. CONTRIBUTED



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Plot to kill prosecutor alleged in documents Collision leaves Cheryl Wierda STAFF REPORTER

Newly-filed court documents indicate that a former Peachland man serving a jail sentence for robbery in the U.S. is alleged to have approached a UN Gang leader to help him in his plot to kill the prosecutor. Clayton Roueche, the founder of the British Columbia-based UN Gang, is currently serving a sentence for drug smuggling. Court documents re-

leased late last month indicate he was transferred from the Sea-Tac detention centre to Illinois last year because he posed a “security and safety risk” to the orderly running of the prison. In the documents, filed in response to Roueche’s sentence appeal, it is indicated that the move was made because Luke Elliot Sommer needed to be transferred to the district to face a charge of assaulting an inmate. Sommer, a former

Peachland resident and ex-U.S. Army Ranger, was sentenced to 24 years in prison in December 2008 for his role in a 2006 armed robbery at a Tacoma, Wash., bank. At the time of Roueche’s transfer, Sommer was also under investigation for attempting to solicit the murder of the assistant U.S. attorney who prosecuted him on the robbery case. The documents indicate another inmate had provided information that

Sommer was seeking assistance from Roueche and the UN Gang to carry out the murder. In return, Sommer would provide the gang members with automatic weapons. Sommer admitted to the plot, the documents indicate, but denied that Roueche was involved in the plot. “The court also noted that it was unclear from the limited information received whether Roueche was even a suspect in these events,” the docu-

ments indicate. Roueche was never charged, but Sommer was. Sommer has since pleaded guilty and was sentenced this spring to two 10-year terms, to be served consecutively, for the murder plot and the assault on the inmate. The prison terms will begin after Sommer completes his robbery sentence. He was also given a $25,000 fine and will be placed on supervised release for three years after his release from custody.

two people injured Two people were injured when a truck collided with a small car in West Kelowna Friday morning. “The incident occurred at just after 5:30 a.m. when, according to witnesses, a northbound silver Chev pickup went through a red light, at the intersection of Bartley Road and Highway 97, and struck a green Honda Civic coupe that was turning left from Bartley onto Highway 97 south, said Const. Steve Holmes. The force of the impact pushed the Civic into a southbound Oldsmobile sedan that had stopped at the intersection. The 18-year-old driver of the Civic was trapped in his vehicle as a result of the crash, and firefighters had to use the jaws of life to get him out. He was taken to hospital for treatment of non lifethreatening injuries while a 15-year-old passenger suffered only minor injuries and was able to get out of the vehicle on her own. The driver of the pickup, a 32-year-old Kelowna man, was issued a ticket for failing to stop for a red light, police say.

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Putting the ‘green’ in sustainability Kelowna architecture firms played leading roles in the design of the new Okanagan College building at the Penticton campus which achieved stringent demands to meet the Living Building Challenge Jennifer Smith STAFF REPORTER


hen a flower blooms in the dessert, it’s always a site to behold. Somehow, against the backdrop of sandy hills and rich blue sky where even a cloud won’t blossom, a cluster of bright petals seems to hold its weight in gold. And in a way, this is what Okanagan College is banking on, for the petals they are assembling should prove one shining example of how to build “green” in a desert community. The Penticton campuses Centre of Excellence, as its being called, aims to break new ground for the local development community by meeting the Living Building Challenge. The challenge uses a flower as a metaphor for the perfectly built environment which encourages architects, engineers, the community and cus-


THE CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE building, recently opened on the Penticton campus of Okanagan College (both photos above), is unique in the world for how it has been designed and built using green-thinking sustainable construction and operation objectives. tomers to aim for a building which matches nature’s efficiency, taking

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and giving back to the surrounding environment. “It really opened my

eyes to how dependent we are globally ,” said David James, a landscape archi-

tect from Kelowna’s Site 360, a firm tapped to be on the project team.

“When you go through a project like this you realize just how much

(of our building materials) come from somewhere else in the world.” Like those who pursue the 100-mile diet, the challenge restricts project teams to using building materials found within a limited sphere—in this case no farther than half way across the continent. There will be teams struggling with this all over the world. There are currently about 70 building projects working toward the Living Building goal globally—though to date none have achieved Living Building status. This is partly because it’s new. The challenge was talked about in the late 1990s, but took until late 2006 for the program to be written. It’s also because the concept of a Living Building itself is so extremely difficult to achieve against See Green A4

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New OC building serves as teaching tool for sustainability Green from A3 a backdrop of North Americans accustomed to perfect temperature controls, high-energy kitchens, televisions, computers and lights. The challenge is comprised of seven performance areas, or petals, which try to balance the energy, water and site needs of the building with social components like the health of the inhabitants and surrounding community. Where traditional green building theory might not place floor-toceiling windows on a pedestal for the energy loss they might incur, the Living Building Challenge might see value in the transparency they create with the community outside and the daylight they provide. Ultimately, the toughest requirements to meet are in the mechanical sys-

tems of the building. Very little outside resources can be brought on site. The building itself is expected to generate the energy it needs, use only the water within its own water cycle and, in a similar vein to how a plant filters our air, the building is asked to give something back to the surrounding environment. That might sound like pie in the sky philosophy, but it was actually the starting point for the college building. “The college was wanting to do a project for sustainable trades, so sustainability was the marker point, but they wanted to use the building itself as a teaching tool,” said Robert Parlane, project manager with CEI architects in Kelowna. “LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental design) was sort of recognized as becom-

CEI ARCHITECTURE project manager Robert Parlane (right) and Tim McLennan led a three-day consultation with everyone from students to staff, community members and city personnel before starting to design the Centre of Excellence in Penticton. The 70,000 square foot wood building will be a sustainability hub for the community. SEAN CONNOR/CAPITAL NEWS

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In those early discussions, the rating system was also considered too “pick and mix,” as it lets the customer compromise on some standards which might be fairly critical to truly achieving sustainability as long as high standards can be met in other areas. “The Living Building Challenge is a much higher goal. It’s a holistic approach,” Parlane said. Demanding that a building only rely on the water on the site, for example, sets the bar as high as it can go. And according to the man who authored the challenge and who now runs the Living Building Institute overseeing the system, it’s likely the hardest petal for most projects to achieve. “In some places, you can’t use rain water in buildings or you can’t use grey water or treat water on-site,” said Jason McLennan, Living Build-

ing Institute CEO. In the Centre of Excellence, potable water will be used for the kitchens, bathrooms and showers, as per building code requirements, but sewage from the building will also be treated close to the site thanks to a partnership with the city. The City of Penticton is just putting in a state of the art water treatment system, which does not require chemicals, right across the street. Technically, the challenge requires on-site water treatment, but the Living Building Institute agreed to a compromise because there are no chemicals involved in the treatment process and the water will still return to the college system. The institute uses volunteer experts from various fields to judge whether adjusting a component is worthwhile, but at the end-of-the-day achieving Living Building status is

really about performance. Even after a year in operation the project team will have to keep making adjustments and reviewing the structure and how it operates on a daily basis, or it simply will never achieve the Living Building status. For a place like Penticton, that seal of approval is really quite hard to achieve. Unlike the rain forest where Victoria’s Baird residence—a cob home possibly the first, or at least among the first Living Building’s in B.C.— was built, this environment boarders Canada’s only desert. But it has also already led to remarkable innovation. Part of the challenge is to ensure that all of the materials used are toxinfree and contain none of the “red listed” chemicals the challenge deems unacceptable. “Finding the right mix


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of materials that meet our red list is very challenging,” McLennan said. “It has meant project teams really have to do a lot more research on what materials are made of, what toxins they include.” For this particular team, it’s also helped create a product which may very well spin off into a side industry as well. In order to meet the energy requirements, and avoid certain banned chemicals, the team had to find a way to heat and cool the gymnasium floor without resorting to using concrete. The entire building is constructed of wood, chosen for its carbon sequestering properties (it filters carbon as a tree), low energy manufacturing and contribution to the local economy. For an institutional building, it’s a pretty rare choice. In trying to avoid concrete, it limited the size on the building to only two floors. But that also meant when it came time to put radiant heating in that wooden gym floor, the architects and engineers had a problem. Placing heating and cooling pipe work directly beside wood might cause condensation building up, mold, rot and ultimately warp the floor. They decided to put the radiant heating in the walls, but still needed to find a way to secure it there. The first option was a concrete precast, which See Green A5

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Green from A4 wouldn’t meet the challenge, so structural engineer Gerry Epp came up with a solution. He put a thin concrete panel between Glulam columns, creating one structural component where the radiant heat can be imbedded. Glulam is a wood product comprised of thin wooden layers all glued together to form one solid mass. If sounds complicated but, what it ultimately meant was that, of a 3.6-metre wide panel, only three inches of concrete is needed to accomplish the same task as if the massive slab were solid concrete through and through. And achieving the water and energy targets is a large part of what the LIB wants to do. With climate change upon us, and the need to adjust our lifestyles imminent, McLennan says he doesn’t think it will take long for solutions like the one Epps designed to catch on. “As changes in energy and water prices manifest, more projects will seek net zero energy and net zero water status,” he said. Whether this leads to a new manufacturing busi-



ness in Penticton for the gym panels remains to be seen, but surely it holds great promise for the students and researchers who generate these sustainably-focused innovations. Going to school in the Centre for Excellence will encourage students to rethink how they live and push for more creative, environmentally sound solutions. The cafeteria will serve healthy food that takes less energy to produce—no deep fired fries here. And the temperature of the building will fluctuate, requiring students to occasionally put on a sweater. There will also be opportunities to learn in open courtyard classrooms, sitting on packed mud benches made from different tones of earth in

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tainability-focused satellite in the building. To look at this building, it does not fit the traditional sustainable assumptions. There is no tower involved. It’s not concrete for maximum energy efficiency. The building footprint covers quite a bit of the land. This is a solution that takes sustainability to the next level, asking what will make the building the healthiest solution for the community and the people inside as well, giving them a chance to interact with one another and with nature. And there’s one other aspect that sets it apart from pretty well every other green-friendly project built to date in the Okanagan. While green usually costs a premium, the Living Building project came in on budget at virtually the same cost as any other institutional building of its size and scope without all the sustainable bells and whistles. In other words, all those green-friendly initiatives, all the extra manpower, all the extra leg work is virtually free, and in the long run it’s expected to save the college big money.


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Chamber pushes for downtown core plan If the city refuses to approve the CD-21 zone, Kelowna’s business community say they want the next best thing. Late this week the Chamber of Commerce released a statement saying the Downtown Kelowna Association, the chamber and the development lobby group known as the Urban Development Institute want action taken in the city centre. “The three organization believe that strong leadership is needed by city council to bring the community together,” the release stated. They have reportedly sent a letter to city council requesting that a longterm strategy for the four block area bounded by Harvey Avenue, Water Street, Abbott Street and Mill Street be established for the area where the CD21 would have sat. They are asking the city’s politicians to at least stick to the what’s known as the “organizing princi-



ples” of the plan. Those principles included things like building up not out and focusing attention on shared green space. But they also got specific. A request has gone out to ensure streetscape improvements are made for Bernard Avenue, an area already being addressed with the Bernard Avenue redesign. They asked that council assess whether Lawrence and Leon Avenues should really remain oneway streets, although council has already committed to looking into that

matter as well. On a similar note, they asked that a liquor licensing strategy continue being developed for the area; while hearings on the matter just wrapped up late spring. They have also asked that the city develop a new downtown plan and a strategy for dealing with the homeless. “Council is urged not to delay in developing the plan but to move forward quickly,” the statement said. No mention of when the meeting was held was made in the release, but it did note the organizations are specifically trying to target the four blocks the CD-21 would have covered. While they acknowledge council is largely addressing most of their points, the release clarifies the business community wants specific answers as to how those blocks will be dealt with.

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THE ‘WILD HOGS’ from Kelowna pictured here last year on a trip that saw the group of local motorcycle riders travel to Oregon.


Harley companions roll out on the highway for 9-day adventure Cheryl Wierda STAFF REPORTER

A group of Kelowna men got on their motorbikes this weekend as they headed out for their version of the movie Wild Hogs. The ride, now in its 10th year, began a decade ago with three men who rented Harleys from McSkoots as a way to do something different for Father’s Day. “We decided that the Father’s Day golf game was getting boring,” said organizer Bob Stedham. The trio had all had ridden either dirt bikes or


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been extended into a nineday ride to Alberta and then south through Idaho, Montana and into Wyoming before heading home. As the years passed, Stedham said, guys started to spread the word to their friends about the ride, and the number of riders now ranges between 14 and 20. “We have bankers, school teachers, construction workers, copier salesmen, realtors, mechanics, road foremen, irrigation district workers, investment counsellors and parts salesmen,” said Stedham of the 14-strong

group for this year. The ride allows the men the channel memories of being a 10-year-old on a bicycle, exploring the neighbourhood, and is the “highlight” of the men’s year, said Stedham. The men make a point to stay at dive motels and the worst bars, calling part of the “experience.” The one rule, he said, is that the trip is for men only. The men, ranging in age from 40 to 64, headed out for the trip early Saturday morning, leaving from the A&W at the Capri Centre Mall.


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motorcycles in their 20s, but those activities fell by the wayside as they became fathers. With their children starting to get older, the men decided it was time to get out on two wheels again. That first year, the men drove down to Osoyoos and then back up to Kelowna via Highway 33. Stopped at a light, Stedham’s companions had “such a grin on their face” that he decided the trip needed to become an annual one. By the third year, it became a five-day trip, and this year the trip has

A grow operation capable of producing near-

ly 1,000 pounds of processed marijuana per year has been busted in Lake Country—the third grow operation to be tak-

en down in that community in the last week. Police searched a home in the 12700-block of Cliffshore Drive on

Tuesday and found over 1,000 marijuana plants, seized over $28,000 in cash and discovered an electrical bypass used for stealing electricity. “This particular grow was designed and built into the entire basement of a newer construction home,” said Const. Steve Holmes. It featured three growing rooms—one for clones, one for adolescent, and one for mature plants. In the electrical room was an air conditioning unit to keep the regulators from overheating and the grow had automated systems to feed and water the plants. As well, “the entire See Busted A7

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basement, all the rooms, was lined with mylar reflector which optimized light reflection for the grow,� said Holmes. “This is a very sophisticated operation. In this case, it was designed to accommodate perpetual cycles,� he said. Police estimate the grow could have had up to three cycles per year, meaning the operation could have grown 3,000 plants annually. Police suggest the plants could have produced up to 990 pounds of processed marijuana annually, worth a “conservative� $1.5 million. Police did not find anyone inside the home when it was searched. However, a 30-year -old man associated to the grow will be compelled to court to face charges of production of a controlled substance, possession for the purpose of trafficking and theft of electricity. The grow operation comes on the heels of two

busts in Lake Country last Sunday. Officers executed a search warrant at a Newene Road home on Sunday and discovered 50 mature marijuana plants, a quantity of dried and harvested marijuana and marijuana growing equipment. Two residents of the home were arrested at the scene and released on promises to appear in court at a later date on pending drug charges. Sgt. Rick McIsaac said officers were still in the process of dismantling the Newene Road grow operation when they received a complaint from a landlord who discovered a marijuana grow operation at his Oyama Road rental property. Police arrested a man who was in the home at the time and seized 223 plants, dried and packaged marijuana and the associated growing equipment. Charges are pending in that case, too.


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ery three years—and will help councils implement plans they make before councillors head back to the polls, longer terms could dissuade some from running. The proposed change to the length of council terms is one of 31 changes the government says it will make after accepting a report that looked at municipal council election reform. Several of the report’s recommendations had to do with campaign financing and Victoria says it plans to introduce campaign spending limits. But the amount has yet to be decided. Both mayors welcomed the move, though Findlater pointed out it is not likely to be much of an issue in his municipality. In the last election, Findlater said he spend between $7,000 and $8,000 in total, $3,000 of that his own money. He also set a

self-imposed cap of $500 per contributor. Shepherd, who spend much more than that, said when she ran in the last election, she refused to take contributions from developers and pointed out that under the current rules, any amount over $99 has to be made public. Currently, contributions up to $50 can be made anonymously. That is also expected to be scrapped under the new rules, which will likely go to the Union of B.C. Municipalities for comment prior to their introduction in time for the next municipal election in November 2011. While it was not addressed in the report, Shepherd said she still wants municipal elections held earlier in the year, possibly October, to help get more people out to the polls.

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hether you think the HST is the most dynamic invention to bring in thousands of jobs to the province or a stale tax grab that will diminish public spending doesn’t matter. The initiation of the new form of tax will alter B.C. as we know it. It’s not the tax itself that will do it, but what’s simmering around it. When zapping the public with a new tax, the normal route for a government is to stand strong, listen to the grumbles

this time. The anti-HST campaign grew so soundly, widely and strongly that its force may effectively have the tax wiped out. The jurisdiction of the tax, whether federal or provincial, is being questioned and may result in even more ramifications. But, not only has the anti-HST campaign put the tax in limbo, it’s squarely put the Liberals in limbo. Fully 44 per cent of the total number of voters from the last provincial election signed a petition.


Shelley Nicholl (just as we’ve been doing this past week) and then let the tax get absorbed into our lives. The letters to the editor would eventually drift off and the issue would be forgotten by all but a few by the next election. That didn’t happen


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That is an incredible figure and a feat to procure. With that kind of momentum, there is talk now of a new party entering the province. I’m not sure what it would look like since the anti-HST campaign embraced lefties and righties, but the seeds are there. As anyone who has lived in B.C. for many years knows, we voters have a way of trouncing a government and putting the party into the grave when our whims change. Since the NDP hasn’t provided a strong enough alternative to knock off the Liberals, anti-Liberals throughout the province may be keen to see something else crop up. It can and will change B.C. politics once again. Many Liberals admit the government didn’t pay enough attention to what was going on.

mentum more clearly, although he stated he didn’t have plans at the time to join another party. One of the things that drew the signatures for the petition was that Vander Zalm is on the political right and a businessman, which lands him more credibility opposing a government and a tax he might normally support. It stands to reason, therefore, that other Liberal supporters would be on the sign-up sheets. Translate that to a number of names that won’t join the NDP, but would be more than willing to discuss a third political alternative for the people of B.C. Remember, the Liberals are in their third term. It’s not difficult to round up disgruntled members after that time period, simply because everyone will have been adversely affected by a government action somehow, some way, by that time. Remember also, that the Liberals as we know them now, were first

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elected as a re-formed party nine years ago. They didn’t even exist as an electable entity until a few years before that. Anything can happen. The next steps are crucial if the premier hopes to get another mandate. Spending lots of money on educating us about the HST now won’t do it. The issues are much deeper than that. More importantly, even if a new political party springs up and doesn’t get enough seats to govern, it could tilt the balance of power in favour of the NDP, by splitting the right vote. The Liberals had better pay attention. We may come around to accepting the HST, but the confidence in the government is clearly at risk. I don’t know if I’ll still be forking out the HST come next provincial election, but I’m willing to bet there may be another party on the ballot. Shelley Nicholl is a public relations consultant who is a former Capital News reporter and school trustee

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Toughest of the NHL pugilists succumbs to heart attack T he sudden death of former NHL player Bob Probert truly came as a shock to all hockey fans—ironically, a demise somewhat befitting the character he was. At just 45 years of age, the active, fit, rugged NHL veteran seemed to pretty much have it all, finally. Probert struggled with a variety of issues well documented dur-


Charlie Hodge ing his 17-year NHL career including alcohol and drugs. He was seen by most hockey fans as one of the toughest players during his time, the king of fisticuffs and grit. When Probert was on the ice absolutely anything could happen. But Bobby Probert was much more than just a tough guy both as a player and a person.

He was actually quite a good hockey player both from a statistics and skills perspective, despite amassing the NHL’s fifth highest number of all time penalty minutes. Probert was a twoway player who could follow on-ice assignments from his coach, and most of all he was a great guy in the dressing room and everywhere else. A third-round pick of the Red Wings in 1983, Probert debuted with Detroit in 1985-86. He was voted to the Campbell Conference All-Star team in 1988, the only time he received such an honour. Probert finished the 1987-88 seasons with career highs in points

(62) and penalty minutes (398). He also led the Wings with 21 points in 16 playoff games. Perhaps some of the significant ‘shock’ impact of Probert’s death is because, in all ways, he personified the word ‘tough.’ They simply did not come any tougher than Probert. Nobody got the better of him—or if they ever did you knew he was coming back for more. Yet suddenly Probert was not getting up—and the heart attack that finally KO’d him was a wakeup right cross to many men over the age of 40. No one gets out of here alive. Enjoy every moment of your precious life. Bob Probert learn-

ed to. I had the pleasure (and it was that) to meet and chat with Probert a couple of times during the mid ’90s and he was always classy, soft-spoken and relatively humble. He was a fine father and a good man, and from all accounts a grand teammate and friend. ••• Recently, when I named in this column my favourite places to go for food, music, services, etc., I mentioned that the best service station and station employee was Yves Beliveau. I got that right, he is the best, but I got the name of the station wrong. (I’ve got a great

memory—just not a long one). Yves works at the Pit Stop Husky in the Mission. The Pit Stop owners are Nick and Jassy Kiran and the employees are Sam, Mike, Corey and, of course ,Yves. ••• A great event worthy of attending soon is the Cops for Kids RCMP Barbecue, set for Wednesday, July 21. This seventh annual event by the local force will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the detachment’s parking lot. ••• As well, make sure and take in the opening gala event for the annual Okanagan Film Festival

set for July 21. The gala will be held at Kelowna Community Theatre starting at 9:15 p.m. and will include a silent auction, entertainment and sports memorabilia on display. One of my favourite people, Corey Doak, is performing as are numerous other wonderfully talented folks such as The Malarkeys (Celtic rock Band), Nir Blu, EA Ski, and Mystic Bowie. It should be a wonderful night of music and fun. Take care and remember—wear a hat folks as the heat and hot air is no longer just in City Hall.


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As the temperature rises, so do health risks to your pet. The B.C. SPCA is once again reminding pet guardians to play it cool with their animals this year, and offers tips on how to keep pets safe. First, don’t leave your pet in the car. Even a car parked in the shade can pose a threat to your pet if the sun should change direction and heat up the car’s interior. The temperature inside a parked car at this

time of year—even one that’s in the shade—can climb well above 38 C. Dogs can withstand high temperatures for only a very short time, usually just 10 minutes, before suffering irreparable brain damage or death. If you see a dog languishing in a hot car, call the Kelowna SPCA or the Kelowna RCMP. Before the authorities arrive, members of the public can help prevent a tragedy by attempting to find the animal’s guard-

ian. If the car is in a mall or grocery store parking lot, for example, ask to have the owner paged over the building’s PA system. If a window on the vehicle is cracked open, try to increase the airflow inside by fanning the pet with a portable fan. In addition to not leaving pets in the car at this time of year, guardians should use caution when exercising their pets under the sweltering summer sun. It’s not a good idea to

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or many years I didn’t own a purse. I was like a guy carrying nothing but a wallet and keys. And then one day I got a cell phone and all of a sudden it felt like I was carrying too much. I had to decide whether I wanted to clip that cell phone to my waist or get some sort of receptacle to carry my stuff. Deciding my waist didn’t need any extra bulk, especially back in the day when mobile phones were the size of a newborn baby, I broke down and finally started

looking for a handbag. Not wanting to be like some of my friends who had a different bag for every outfit, I decided to keep things simple and went shopping for a classic black purse that could go with anything. I thought I found the perfect one. My mistake was picking something that fit more than just my phone, wallet and keys. At first I felt like I’d hit the jackpot. I could finally carry so much more and went about filling its cozy compartments with tissue, Bandaids, notepads, pens, gum, a Swiss army knife, lip gloss, hand cream, Visine, aspirin, a miniature

sewing kit, an umbrella and all the things I found myself needing on occasion. But a funny thing happened with my well-equipped bag: it seemed to attract even more “equipment” and became so bulky that I never felt like carrying it at all. I then went shopping for a much smaller purse that would fit the bare basics and would also fit nicely within my larger purse. In just a few short months I went from no bag at all to needing a bag within a bag. So that’s what I still have: a big purse and a little purse, neither of which I can very easily find what I’m looking for.

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grateful knowing the whereabouts of all my stuff. Unlike others who never get their bags back, Lisa got very lucky and someone found her BlackBerry the very next day, and someone else found her purse the day after that. Ecstatic to get everything back, except for her camera and $500 cash, she now has an “if found” information card in her wallet to make it easier to return to her should this ever happen again. Of course the finder could be far less wonderful the next time around and steal her belongings as well as her identity. So hold onto your purses and murses, ladies and gentlemen. It’s better to keep the mess contained inside your bag than experience the chaos and cost of losing it completely. To view my comedy skits with Lisa Redl that accompany this column visit

My friend Lisa is far more rational and carries around one medium sized bag that seems to contain everything she would ever need. She also appears far more organized – being able to find what she needs in record time. Watching her interact with her purse I would often remind myself to re-organize my bags as soon as I got home. I envied Lisa and the harmonious relationship she had with her bag. That is until a couple of weeks ago when she lost the darn thing. Suddenly without her BlackBerry, camera, keys, wallet, cash, credit cards, ID and passport, she panicked as she revisited all the places she’d been in a desperate attempt to find it. No longer did I concern myself with the insignificant mess in either one of my purses. As Lisa’s life was turned temporarily upside down trying to figure out how to get into her car, her house, buy groceries, book a flight without a passport or make a simple phone call without her BlackBerry database, I felt

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Bank robber suspect back in court A man charged in connection with a pair of Okanagan bank robberies made his second court appearance on Tuesday. Trevor Allan Nilsson, 28, has been charged with the Feb. 16 robbery at the Toronto Dominion Bank in Penticton and a robbery

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to outpace the population growth. Since 2001, B.C. physicians numbers have grown 17 per cent, while the population has increased by 7.5 per cent. Since 2001 in the Central Okanagan, the number of specialists has increased by 43 per cent and the number of general practitioners has increased by 34 per cent. “There are many factors in play here, but I think most importantly we have to look at the recent investments that the province has made in expanding our medical schools,”

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FISHING is an important draw for Bimini, but monster fish aren’t common anymore.


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Only 700 feet wide, Bimini is almost all ocean waterfront Bimini from A16 known artist who came here, and throughout the resort he painted a series of wall murals depicting island life. Most are in the original Gulfstream Restaurant. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re restoring those as theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re quite unique. This area will become our new lobby. Question: Is the resort on the water? Answer: The island itself is three or four miles long, and a maximum of about 700 or 800 feet wide. The hotel is at the harbor of Alice Town. Of the series of settlements on Bimini, Alice Town is the largestâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;sort of the capital and where the government dock is. The hotel is a block from the beach, on Kings Highway. Basically, the island has two streets. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not on the beachfront, per se, but the beach is sort of everybodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s property and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re one block away. Question: Howâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the billfishing these days? Answer: The monster fish these days are certainly more the exception than the rule. But we opened Memorial Day weekend and the following Thursday morning a man caught a 350-pound blue marlin. Bimini is also on the edge of the Gulf Stream. Where the water that is 2,000 to 3,000 feet deep is literally two miles offshore. East of here is the Bahamas Banks, where the water is for the most part only 15 feet deep. Bimini is actually a cluster of islands that share shallow waters with seagrass beds and mangroves that are chock-full of bonefish. The marine diversity also makes Bimini a diving destination. Scuba magazines usually have the island somewhere on their top-10 lists. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wall diving and reef diving here. Also, the Bimini Road. Question: Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the undersea formation that some claim is what remains of a highway to Atlantis. Have you dived there? Answer: Yes, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been there. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in 25 feet of water and is quite interesting. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to get your mind around the foundation being natural yet so extremely geometric. Question: What does it look like? Answer: Huge stone blocksâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;maybe 30 feet squareâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;that appear to be chiseled and just sort of laid down in formation.

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Lifeline Program offers health security for the elderly T consists of a personal help button and a communicator. The waterproof button is worn on a neck-chain, belt-clip or wrist-band. The basic unit allows for two-way voice communication between the seniors and a personal response associate. The telephone communicator is a seniorfriendly 2-in-1 unit that is a telephone and a twoway communicator with enhanced features that


Sharen Marteny Lifeline is connected to the health care system within the Okanagan area, therefore, the standards and quality of service will be ensured. The Lifeline system

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the same residence can both wear a Lifeline button. And if they move, the Lifeline system can move with them. There is no commitment to remain on the program for a set period of time. Subscribers are free to leave the program should their circumstances change or they move out of the coverage area. The Lifeline Program enables seniors to rely less on the acute care hospital system, which ultimately can save the health care system millions of dollars. For more information about the Lifeline Program in Kelowna call 250-762-0200 or email Thank you to Cindy Fairs, Lifeline coordinator for Central Okanagan, for providing the information for this column. Sharen Marteny is a services consultant for seniors in Kelowna. 250-212-1257

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er or emergency services based on the seniors’ specific needs. All of the equipment is voice-capable, so even if the senior has collapsed they may be able to make contact with the monitoring staff. If the person in need of help is unable to speak, the associate will then call one of the responders to come to the seniors’ home. In an emergency paramedics, police or fire department will be dispatched. If there is a chance that a senior could become ill without realizing that there is a problem, the communicator can be equipped with a timer. If the person is unable to press the button, the Emergency Response Centre will receive the inactivity alarm. A responder will then be sent to check on the seniors’ wellbeing. Clients are charged a one-time administrative fee and a monthly monitoring fee. Two seniors living at




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includes a high volume speaker, handset and ringer control. For senior clients, in the event of a fall or emergency, the Lifeline Program allows the client to speak with someone quickly to get help. A senior would press their personal help button, which activates the communicator through the telephone lines. The communicator dials to the 24-hour Lifeline Response Centre and es-

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he Lifeline Program is an easy-touse medical alarm service that assists seniors while they continue to live independently and safely at home. It is for seniors who live alone, are medically at risk, frail, handicapped, or concerned about their personal safety. Lifeline is operated by Interior Health. It is a not-for-profit, community based, volunteer supported program.


The Kelowna Community Resource’s Crisis Line is a community service that provides trained volunteers who assist individuals experiencing life’s crises. This can include isolation, loneliness, struggles with finances, family, friends, relationships and work conflicts and, for some, complete destitution and thoughts of suicide. Anyone willing to volunteer will gain valuable rewards such as active listening and communication skills, hands on ex-

perience and it is a gratifying way to give back to our community. Volunteers will answer calls and provide a listening ear, confidentiality, a non-judgmental approach, explore options and provide referrals to valuable community resources. The Crisis Line offers intense training and flexible shifts for committed individuals interested in joining our team. Training starts on Aug. 10. Call 250-763-8058, ext. 233 to set up an appointment.

Houghton Rd. parking curbed by construction Construction is now underway on the Houghton Road multi-use corridor from Nickel to Hollywood Roads and is expected to be completed by October 2010. In order to aid construction crews working on this project, residents are asked to avoid parking along Houghton Road

from Nickel to Hollywood Roads during weekdays. Parking elsewhere will reduce construction complications and allow crews to complete work in a timely manner. The City of Kelowna thanks residents, businesses and motorists for their patience during this infrastructure improvement.

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Electrical style fuel pumps not as durable as predecessors Jeff Odorizzi



I just had my fuel pump replaced for the second time in three years. Is there a better quality pump I can buy so I don’t have to go through this regularly? Fuel pumps are a somewhat delicate electric motor with huge demands put on them daily. Up until about the mid-1980s, most vehicles used a carburetor instead of fuel injectors. The fuel pump sat on the outside of the engine and used a mechanical arm with a rubber diaphragm to pump the fuel. It operated at about 10 psi (pounds per square inch), and was relatively trouble-free. Since the emergence of computercontrolled cars with fuel injection, the fuel pressures have increased dramatically to operate these injectors properly. It is common now to see fuel pressures between 50 and 60 psi. The old mechanical style pump can’t operate at those pressures, so the electric style pump was introduced. These pumps, however, generate lots of heat, so a new way of cooling them had to be found. That led to all fuel pumps now being fully

immersed in the fuel tank to help cool them. The three main reasons why electric fuel pumps fail more often than the old style mechanical pumps are: 1) Sediments in the fuel. When fuel is distributed to different cities, it picks up microscopic pieces of sediment that run through the electric pump causing it to erode rapidly. Soon the fine tolerances inside the pump start to increase, causing the motor to fail prematurely. Many mechanics insist that the Okanagan Valley has the most sediment in the fuel than anywhere else in the country. 2) Overheating. Because the pump is cooled by fuel, the worst thing you can do for your pump is to let the fuel gauge go down to empty every time before refilling, especially, on hotter summer days. The pump can’t take that kind of heat and will seize. Summer is the most common time for fuel

pumps to fail, but this rule applies year round. I strongly recommend you don’t let your fuel gauge fall below the 1/4 tank mark before re-fueling. 3) Cold shock. This is the scenario we car mechanics see most commonly. The majority of the fuel pumps we replace have a full fuel tank. Why? A person has just pulled up to the gas station to refuel. Sediments have been eroding the innards for months, the fuel tank is empty, and so the pump is red hot. In comes the relatively cold fuel on this hot pump—and there you have it, one failed fuel pump. Most of our customers report that they had just refueled in the last 24 hours when their vehicles are towed in. We then drain most of the fuel to access the pump module, which contains the pump, the pre-filter and fuel level gauge. Sometimes just the electric pump itself can be replaced, but most common is the entire module needs to be replaced as an assembly. Now you can clearly see the demands placed on this little pump, and why they can fail after only two or three years time, and sometimes

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sooner. My best advice to care for your pump is to never let the fuel tank dip below a 1/4 tank, and have

your fuel filter replaced regularly as part of your preventative maintenance program your mechanic should have in place

for you. Please email me at moroauto@shawcable. com with any questions you’d like me to answer

in upcoming columns. Jeff Odorizzi is the owner of Moro Automotive in Kelowna. 250-763-4911

It’s Grass Allergy Season If you suffer from Grass Allergies, you may have had a reasonable May and June because of all the rain, but don’t expect to be so lucky in July. The symptoms of grass allergies; sneezing, runny, itchy nose and irritated eyes are all from contact with the grass pollen. Grass in the Okanagan pollinates in May, June and early July. When you have a grass allergy, your body sees the grass pollen as a foreign substance and reacts against it to get it out of your system. The sneezing, runny nose and tearing are symptoms that your body is trying to remove this foreign and offending grass pollen from your body. You can consider these symptoms as protective responses during the grass allergy season. There are many effective over the counter remedies: antihistamines, decongestants and eye rinses. Allergy shots generally produce a more permanent benefit. Scimed Research is now recruiting for 50 grass allergy sufferers to help evaluate a new investigational medication for grass allergy sufferers. Call us TODAY! and plan to attend one of our information sessions to determine if this study would be suitable for you at 778-436-9210.


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Has Gout Affected You? Gout is an extremely painful condition that can effect people of all races and ages. It can effect both men and women but it is more common in men. It is uncommon in children and young adults. Gout used to be considered a problem for the rich, kings, gentry, and others who ate too much and drank too much wine. Some people have a genetic predisposition due to a disorder of purine metabolism. In these individuals attacks of gout can be triggered by eating foods high in purines and by consuming high quantities of alcohol. Others can have secondary gout. Secondary gout is associated with another medical condition such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney disorders, certain medications, particularly diuretics (water pills), salicylates (aspirin), and niacin. Gout is caused by a build up of uric acid in the blood which settlles out as uric acid crystals in the joints. This causes pain, redness, and swelling. Any joint can be involved. Classic signs of gout are pain, redness, and swelling in the big toe or elbow. The pain can be both chronic or can present suddenly. A number of therapies are available. Some more successful than others. SciMed Research is starting a research trial to evaluate a new investigational therapy to lower uric acid, the cause of gout. If you have been diagnosed with or suffer from gout symptoms you may qualify to participate in this research trial. Please call SciMed Research to register for a no cost obligation consultation to see if you are an appropriate candidate for this gout study. Please call Scimed Research to register for a no cost or obligation consultation to see if you are an appropriate candidate for this GOUT study.


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Gov’t takes family income when breadwinner becomes ill To the editor: Our greedy provincial government is robbing from families who depend on income from loved ones who have been the primary wage earners and are now in care facilities. The B.C. government has changed the rules for care costs in this province. They now are saying that they are entitled to 80 per cent of this income and families are being left to survive on what is left. This hits women particularly hard who have relied upon their husband’s income throughout their marriages. If it were me in the nursing home, my husband would still be able to live on his entire retirement pension as well as the 20 per cent left from my income. How fair and just is this? My husband and I are “baby boomers” born in the ’40s—our generation believed that the wife was the gatherer and the husband, the hunter. The husband earned the living and the wife stayed home, had children and took care of the household. It

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You’re taking your life in your hands on our roads


s it just me or do the streets of Kelowna seem a little more dangerous than usual this summer? I refer to the rash of traffic accidents that are occurring these days, and some near-death experiences I’ve watched play out from behind the wheel of my own vehicle. We can’t blame the heat this summer since June and much of May were write-offs for the traditional Okanagan heat wave. To be a cyclist or motorcyclist on the streets this summer is to take your life in you hands. The accident this week on Highway 97 in West Kelowna that involved two cyclists, a motorbike rider and a transport truck was a prime example of that, although in that case

the police say the truck driver was not at fault. In the past, one place that best illustrated how drivers don’t pay attention to poorly thought out signs and Barry exit/entrance turnoffs Gerding are in Kelowna is where illegal left turns are made off Leckie Road into the Canadian Tire parking lot. The sign and the traffic island are meant to direct drivers away from doing that— but they don’t work. Yet that mentality of not paying attention to traffic lights or signs seems to be spreading this summer. Listening to the police scanner of late, it sounds like people are playing bumper cars out there. Last month, I watched the driver of an SUV drift through a turning signal red light to


make a left turn, and smash into a car that had proceeded to cross the Highway 97/33 intersection on a green light. It all seemed like slow motion, and you would think the SUV driver might have figured out something was amiss and hit the brakes, but no such luck. Last week, I watched in disbelief as, ahead of me, an eastbound black SUV in the passing lane on Highway 97 approaching the Burtch Road intersection aggressively veered right with no signal warning, crossed the eastbound slow lane and HOV lane to access a business parking lot entrance. A woman approaching the intersection in the HOV lane had no chance to see the SUV coming, but was going slow enough that she could stop and barely missed the sudden intruder into her lane. The look on her face said it all, one of those ‘what the hell was that’ near-death looks.

Having spent a recent weekend in the Lower Mainland, I can see that commuter traffic throughout the day is as bad as I have ever seen there, but I don’t see nearly the frequency of traffic driving violations that I’ve seen here this summer. I’m not really sure why. Some people tell me it’s the relocated prairie drivers not used to traffic. Or the seniors. Or the propensity for traffic lights at every block that frustrate drivers. But all those factors exist in the Lower Mainland as well. So what’s the problem here in Kelowna? For the sake of motorcycle riders, pedestrians and cyclists, drivers need to pay better attention to what’s going on around them. Otherwise, that vehicle you are controlling can become a lethal weapon.

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Campbell robs taxpayers to fill coffers To the editor: I imagine that the Kelowna Capital News’ readership would be interested to learn what the Victoria Times Colonist published on July 3 in a report headlined: B.C. Liberals Face Tough Sell on HST. “The Liberals had said in election campaign questionnaires that they weren’t considering the HST. But e-mail records show provincial and federal officials started talking about it May 15, 2009—three days after the party was re-elected. The deal was publicly announced July 23. The quick flip-flop added a new dimension of anger to the tax deal. Some people felt the Liberals deliberately lied about the HST to get re-elected. Almost 12 months later, that stigma remains.” I’d wager that “some people” includes a significant portion of the 700,000 British Columbians who signed former premier Bill Vander Zalm’s Fight the HST petition. For those who aren’t aware of what happens to an HST burden once it gets estab-

lished, just look to Nova Scotia for the answer, where it’s been increased to 15 per cent effective this month. Now, why would the B.C. Liberals want to increase the HST from 12 per cent to 13 per cent or higher in the future? Well, if the $908 million of our tax dollars being spent on nonessential projects at B.C. Place—a retractable roof and a casino/hotel entertainment ‘epicentre’—fail to generate the $130 million in revenues for provincial coffers that the Campbell government is counting on, British Columbians, who will probably be gambling less anyway since they now have less disposable income each month thanks to the HST, will just have to be squeezed for more cash via an increased HST. No doubt, the premier and his supporters in the mega-construction and property development industries have other Fields of Dreams they want built using our tax dollars. Let’s not forget that the Campbell government effectively took $778 million out of the

pockets of millions of British Columbians by raiding ICBC’s reserve funds this year and in 2011 and 2012. Voters should also remember that the Campbell government ordered B.C. Hydro to raise its rates nine per cent—thereby increasing the cost of living—and hand over $294 million next year. One wonders how much more the B.C. Liberals will be take from the provincial utility in 2012 and 2013 to top up Victoria’s coffers—at our expense, of course. It’s all money out of our pockets to be used for whatever the premier and his associates deem worthy, which doesn’t include repairing hundreds of deteriorating dams that are half a century old or older and “could cause death and destruction if they fail,” according to a June 25, 2010 Vancouver Sun report. Will some British Columbians be literally swept away before others are inundated with jackpot winnings in the new B.C. Place casino in 2012? Time will tell. Duane Watson, Kelowna

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No glory evident at new Jim Stuart Park To the editor: My wife and I recently took a walk down the waterfront and past the new Jim Stuart Park. We have heard a lot of talk re-

garding this park from our city council. I was very disappointed in this park. I feel Kelowna taxpayers did not get good value for their

tax dollars. I found this new park to be very stale looking. It is basically a big flat slab of concrete. I think a few of our councillors had this Hall-

mark Card fantasy about an outdoor skating rink. Even if we ever have ice on the rink for more than three weeks, which will be amazing in our climate,

the majority of the people will see the park during the summer, when it is not in all its glory. Greg Beger, Kelowna



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Will FIFA ever get with the times? To the editor: It is quite frustrating as a soccer fan to watch these games—not that there’s a lack of action. Quite the contrary, the game has sped up technically and physically. However, the current methods of refereeing to oversee a game properly are still in a middle-aged stalemate. I don’t believe that any referee is corrupt, but one man without eyes in the back of his head just does not cut it. Every sport has video technology and instant replay, but some FIFA individuals or groups refuse to adopt the foolproof, easy, camera replay ktechnology available to assist in a controversial call. It reminds me of our government. Crucial laws and decisions are virtually born, changed and made secretly overnight by unknown, faceless and nameless individuals. But to

implement a proper, common-sense decision takes years of discussions, paperwork and fighting, involving long money-consuming ways. Everybody wants the instant replay decision. Players, coaches, media, fans and even the referees want this extra help. It will not replace the referee, just help the poor fellow out. It might take a few seconds to review, so play time shall be stopped officially by a time keeper who also stops the time for injury and player exchanges—too many coaches are wasting time to exchange players in the last few minutes! Who is the stubborn force in the FIFA that refuses to change with the times? By applying replay technology, they could make this beautiful game more enjoyable for everyone involved! Sepp Mattiasch, Kelowna

Draconian policies forces poverty on those left behind Income from A20 wasn’t until women’s lib that we women started to wise up, got our own degrees, took jobs and taught our daughters to create their own careers to end the cycle of dependency on our husbands for our livelihood. No more “barefoot, pregnant and in the kitchen.” I supported my husband while he was in university, as well as had children and worked part time babysitting to make ends meet. Fast forward to today, 2010, and our lives. My husband, who worked hard at building a

career, suddenly was diagnosed with fron to temporal dementia at the ripe old age of 57. His career ended. I quit my job to take care of him, and within three years he was admitted into a nursing home. I have depended upon my husband’s income for my livelihood for the past 42 years. My earnings over my lifetime add up to peanuts when it comes to my Canada Pension and Old Age Security contributions, as babysitting, being a “stay-at-home” mom, and a low-paid secretary are not of much value where pensions are concerned.

I am 64 years old and doubt that too many people would hire me at this stage of the game. How can the government policy makers come up with such draconian measures to facilitate families by taking the only income they have to live on? More and more people will be entering facilities and at a younger age than our parents. There are no benefits for those who become ill before the age of 65. The public is not aware of this situation and will not understand until the bullet hits them. Wake up people— you could be next. The

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Jaxis is a lovely little dog looking for his forever home. He would do great in a loving environment where he would receive lots of walks and tons of attention. He is also a wee bit of an escape artist, so a fully fenced and secure yard is a must! He is good with other dogs, but prefers human company over canine. He would also benefit from some additional obedience training to help him become more confident. If you would like to see Jaxis in person please come to visit him.

Frankie is all ready to find his ‘forever home’. He is mischievous, loves to play and would do great in a home with a submissive doggy sister. He does get anxious when left alone, is undersocialized and a bit fearful. He needs a positive environment, lots of walks, an ADULT ONLY home and big fluffy bed. He is still in his learning stage of being housebroken, but loves to please. Please come pay him a visit. Came in as a stray

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KALEB MYERS from Kelowna, pushes his way past a Vancouver Island North player during the provincial regional rugby championships at UBC Vancouver earlier this month.

U18 rugby players from across the Okanagan came together the weekend of July 2 to battle to the bronze at the provincial regional championships in Vancouver. The Central Okanagan rugby squad faced a rough challenge against Vancouver during their first game. The Okanagan maintained possession in the second half but were unable to reverse the 0-20 score. A similar rout occurred during a following game against the strongly favoured Fraser Valley squad. While the Okanagan dominated possession, a breakaway try led to further scoring by Fraser Valley. The game ended 7-32.

The Okanagan U18s came back with a vengeance the following day, controlling the entire game against Vancouver Island North to a 33-0 victory. A successive match with Vancouver Island South was a tougher struggle. Okanagan took charge of the scrum but a late try by VIS made for a tight game, finishing off at 10-7. Both Vancouver and Fraser Valley carried on to the final, leaving Okanagan to match up against the two Island squads for the bronze medal. The Okanagan U18s defeated V.I.N. in a decisive game 13-0 and V.I.S. in a closer match at 12-10.


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f low backs are the this thickening under KEEPING YOU the end of the collar most popular area MOVING bone. of injury, shoulders are a close second, It’s at this three to especially ones that infour week mark that volve the joint capsule. another complication The shoulder is acof shoulder injury can tually quite a dynamKevin develop called capsular ically complex joint Bos restriction. which makes for a lot Complexly, capsuof variability when it lar restriction can take comes to peoples’ specific problems. many forms. Capsular tissue envelIn a large majority of cases the ro- ops the shoulder joint much like an tator cuff is typically involved, this be- orange peel around an orange but ining one of the four muscles/tendons terestingly through injury, is susceptthat wrap into the shoulder stabilizing ible to contracture, meaning it can it through movement. Injuries here, tighten up with primary or secondusually of the tendonitis form, create a ary injury. strong trigger point-like tenderness on In the lightest forms, the rotator the front outside part of your shoulder. cuff tendonitis may be accompanied In more chronic cases that last by a small restriction in the capsule longer than three to four weeks, scar creating stiffness near the ends of norformation creates thickening at the mal range. In the most severe forms, site of the painful trigger point on the a commonly heard syndrome may be tendon which can cause loss of range triggered called Frozen Shoulder Synof motion by way of impingement of drome. Many clients, however, fall

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ranges are limited, it may be several weeks or months before you truly identify you have a shoulder problem. When capsular restriction does become evident, you will be able to identify it by a deep painful restriction within the shoulder. Often lifting above your shoulder height is difficult along with rotational activities such as washing your hair or throwing a ball. The tendonitis component that is typically associated with the problem will also give you pin-point pain on the shoulder along with pain with resistive activities such as lifting, pushing, or pulling. It is very important that you act fast with this tendonitis/capsular restriction injury as the longer the restriction is present the longer it will take to resolve. Sometimes up over a year if left too long especially if in the Frozen Shoulder category. For the non-frozen shoulder injury, treatment involves a combination of aggressive stretching and very

specific mobilization techniques to the capsule of the shoulder joint along with deep transverse friction massage to the rotator cuff tendon. Be prepared for some excitement, of course, but these techniques are only fun for your physiotherapist. I have found that there are some conditions that may initially require a softer approach, but in most cases, a more aggressive deeper tissue approach is necessary for a faster recovery. If you are struggling with shoulder tendonitis and stiffness and are 3-4 weeks post injury, you’re not alone if you are afraid to make an appointment, but you will most certainly be glad you did. This is not intended to be relied upon as medical advice. Kevin Bos is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists and co-owner of Sun City Physiotherapy. 250-861-8056 there... and back.


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Severe heat is added opponent for Sun at training camp New acquisitions, position changes and potential quarterback switches marked training for the Okanagan Sun as their camp continued on July 8. Coach Peter McCall said the efforts by players during the first two days of training had been positive, upbeat and high in tempo. He noted there have been no issues with players due to the hot weather. “We play half our season in the heat. It’s going to be hot when we play up in Kamloops, and it’s going to be hot when we play Surrey, so it’s best if the guys get used to it.

“As long as they keep hydrated, they will be OK. By the time we start practise (at 6 p.m.) the temperature starts to go down.” A shortage of linebackers at the camp has been a bonus for Tyler Robson of Rutland Secondary. McCall said the 6-foot 210 lb. Robson has been pencilled in as the Sun’s Sam

linebacker. “He’s done nothing but good things since we moved him there, so we are excited to see what he can do.” The team has also acquired OKM graduate and 2009 B.C. high school all-star running back Armand Bokitch. Bokitch was originally on his way to the University of Saskatchewan, but a change in plans has resulted in his addition to the Sun squad. McCall called the acquisition of Bokitch great news for the Okanagan team. “I’ve liked that kid since he was in Grade 9. I thought he was a goner, I thought he would be

at the University of Saskatchewan. Having him as part of our backfield will be big for us. He’s a great young man and a terrific football player.” Quarterback coach Adam Gambouras was impressed with the four players set for the position. Starter and third year Sun player Bobby Davis is facing some pressure from former Big Kahuna Rams player Taylor Potkins. McCall noted that Davis is experienced in the Sun system, but Potkins is a student of the game. “Then we have the young guys who are eager to learn, it’s a real competition out there. We have some real quality.”


Kelowna Warriors cross swords with Kamloops Venom “…when they’re younger, hockey tends to get in the way. At this age, work tends to get in the way.” Mike Simmons STAFF REPORTER

Lacrosse sticks are flying as the Kelowna Warriors are in the midst of a pitched semi-final struggle with the Kamloops Venom. Warriors coach Kelly Cahill said the first game of the series on July 5 was a close loss for the Kelowna squad at 11-12. He pointed out the Kamloops team is similar to Kelowna in that they have a good all-round roster of players. The Venom field two of the top scorers in the

league, but the Warriors have the next four or five on their list. Both teams are strong offensively and defensively. “Unfortunately, we

were short two of our top defensive players.” Cahill said one of the players was off to Australia with a hockey team, and the other had to work.


Jays’ pitching rules The Kelowna Jays are staying hot into July in the aftermath of their Canada Day performance. The 30 C heat at Marshall Field failed to slow down the Jays during the evening of July 6, as they trounced the Vernon Diamondbacks 11-3. Pitcher Dawson Newman started for Kelowna. A few control problems and walks receded in impact as Newman struck out several Diamondbacks during his four-inning shift.

He was followed by Blake Young, who pitched from the fifth to the seventh innings and shut the door on Vernon. Key batters for the Jays included Darren Kolk at four for four with three RBIs, Jared Johnson at two for three with two RBIs, Jake Chapman also at two for three with two RBIS and Geoff White with two walks and two hit by pitches. The Kelowna Jays took another crack at bat with an exhibition game July 9 against the Jays Alumni at Elks Stadium.

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But the coach expected all of the necessary players would be there the night of July 8. The Warriors were set to take on the Venom at Memorial Arena. The numbers of bodies on the floor can vary for the Warriors. Cahill noted there are 25 players on the roster. “Of course, these are young men that are 17 to 21. Most of them are either in university or working.” Even with schedules to work around, the Warriors still manage to dress 18 runners and two goal-

ies a night. The team has a few new players this season, but most of the lacrosse squad have been playing together for most of their career. Cahill said the Venom knocked Kelowna out of the finals last year around this time. Having other sports like hockey on their agenda is more typical for lacrosse players when they’re younger. Cahill noted by the time players reach the age bracket of the Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League, most of them tend to focus

on lacrosse. “Unfortunately for lacrosse, when they’re younger, hockey tends to get in the way. At this age, work tends to get in the way.” But the draws of the game are enough to keep people coming back. Cahill noted lacrosse is fast and physical, with a wide range of necessary skills. A former multi-sport athlete, Cahill says lacrosse players are the best athletes in any sport. Players need to be able to run, coordinate with the stick, be able to check and

Okanagan As wait for results The Okanagan A’s junior premier baseball team is playing the waiting game as the completion of other games over the weekend will determine if they make the BCPBL playoffs. Coach Gary Yates noted that the outcome will either put the junior premier team in play, or have them in a one-game qualifier on July 14. The junior premier team is playing well this

season.Yates said the team has a good mix of players, and is fielding up to six starting pitchers. The junior premier team is third in the league with a batting average of .254. Yates said the team

needs to win the qualifier, but does not have hugely dominant pitching. “We’d have to hit the ball well and get a good outing.” He pointed out the qualifier would have to be a well-rounded game for the junior premier A’s to make the next level. The team will face either the Vancouver Cannons or the White Rock Tritons. “We would rather face the Cannons,” said Yates.

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Swim for clear waters Gaming grant to Aquajets shows support for team sports ‘‘ Mike Simmons STAFF REPORTER


Two Okanagan swimmers were part of a relay that accompanied solo swimmers across the Georgia Strait. The July 3 swim was an effort to draw attention to increased environmental pressures on the marine region. Okanagan Masters Swim Club members Brent Hobbs and Mike Stamhuis were part of a four-member relay team that swam seven kilometres each during the watery journey. The team accompanied solo swimmers Rod Craig of North Vancouver and James Monk of Tsawwassen, who swam the entire 30 kilometre distance. Hobbs said the cross-


ing started off quite stormy. “We had whitecap conditions, otherwise known as a small craft warning.” Winds were calm when the swimmers woke up in the morning. Soon after they hit the water the winds picked up, causing swells and chop. Having crossed the English Channel, Hobbs said the Georgia Strait crossing was a

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comparable swim. The water was rough in sections, and the water temperature on both crossings hovered around the 16 degree mark. As the day went on, the sea started to calm down. Easier weather conditions did not mean an easier swim overall during the close to 10 hour crossing. “It may get easier due to conditions, but then you have dehydration, fatigue, hunger and mental anguish that you have to contend with.” Hobbs said the swim becomes a very lonely experience, and the swimmer’s mind can play tricks on them. Pushing through these mental challenges demands staying absolutely focused on the finish with every stroke. The hope was that the swimmers’ determination would draw attention to the environmental message. “As swimmers, we have a vested interest in swimming in clean water,” said Hobbs. He noted there is a particular concern about the lack of wild salmon returning to the Fraser River system from the Strait. Hobbs said fish farming, the release of sea lice, water quality and global warming are all factors affecting the marine wildlife of the region. msimmons

The economic tide is turning for sports grant funding with a provincial grant to the Kelowna Aquajets. The club was the beneficiary on July 7 of a $41,400 gaming grant from the B.C. government. The Aquajets, a non-profit competitive swim club, has historically relied on grant funding since its inception in 1973. Aquajets president Maureen Dixon said the club appreciated the provincial government recognizing that the sustainability of team

sports are important to the growth and health of the children who take part in them. “This funding is critical to the successful operation of our swim club and without it swimmer dues would have increased substantially, making it unaffordable for many to participate.” Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick said kids learn teamwork and how to be physically fit through organized sports. “Improving kids’ health through

physical activity can decrease childhood obesity and reduce long-term health care costs. Investing in our children’s sports teams is a win-win for everybody.” The Aquajets will hold introductory summer swim camps in late August for anyone six years old and older. The camps take place Aug. 23 to 27 at the H2O Centre and the Kelowna Family Y. For more information on the club and its activities, visit


Kozak chases B.C. Junior crown Vernon’s Conner Kozak shot a third-round 2-under-par 70 Thursday to stand tied for second in the B.C. Junior Boys Championships at the Crown Isle Golf Club in Courtenay. Kozak, 17, who plays out of Spallumcheen Golf Club, went 70-73 in the opening two rounds and was at 2-under 213 alongside Delta’s Khaled Attieh going into Friday’s final 18 holes. Final round results were not available at press deadline. Canadian Developmental team member Adam Svensson of Surrey’s Kings Links by the Sea went 70-69-69-208 for the lead. The top-two

qualify for the RBC Canadian Open, July 19-25, at the St. George’s Golf and Country Club in Toronto. Yohanna Vora of Delta was fourth at 215. The topfour will represent B.C. in the Canadian Junior Boys Championship, Aug. 2-6, at the Richmond Golf & CC. Brady Stead of Vernon (Predator Ridge) just made the 36-hole cut at 77-79 and finished with an 81, good for 68th place in the field of 158. Vernon’s Brad Jones (20-over-par) and Coldstream’s Matt McEachran-Law (Predator) at 27over, missed the cut. On the girls’ side at Crown Isles, Emery Bardock of Armstrong card-

ed a third-round 84 Thursday and was tied for 31st spot. Bardock had earlier rounds of 79-84. Amanda Baker of Nanaimo went into Friday’s final round holding a one-stroke lead over Jennifer Yang of Coquitlam. Baker was at 73-7174-218, while Yang was at 71-72-76. ••• Randy Todosychuk fired a 4-under-par 68 Tuesday afternoon to help the host Vernon Golf & Country Club win a junior inter-club match. It was a career-best for Todosychuk, who combined with partner Russell Day for a two-man best ball net 59 to defeat Hillview’s Cole Crncic and Hayden Chase 3-0. Vernon topped the four-team competition with six points, followed by Predator Ridge at 4.5 points, Spallumcheen at 1.5 points and Hillview

(scoreless). In other matches:, Mark Whitteron and Danny Todosychuk of Predator downed Sheldon Kubbernus and Ryan Kubbernus of Spallumcheen 3-0; Danton Oliver and Carter Huber of Predator tied Thomas Swales and Tanner Burns of Spall at 1.5 points; and Spencer Hewson and Finlay McPhie of Vernon stopped Brett Mitchell and Jorden Dewing of Hillview 3-0. ••• Jesse Crowe of Vernon (Canoe Creek) won the pro portion of the Gallagher’s Canyon Ladies Pro-Am Tuesday with a 68.Crowe recorded six birdies, draining a 20-foot birdie on the last hole for a deuce to win by one shot over Keith Vandenbrink of Hillview and Dean Claggett of Two Eagles. The Vernon Golf Club Rotary Pro-Am goes Monday.





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Sinking one’s toes deep into a ‘Tofino state of mind’ B y the time we made it to our campground it was about 7 p.m. Just enough time to unpack and take an evening stroll along Long Beach. It was a bit on the cool side with gusty winds, however; once I took off my shoes and walked bare foot on the sand, nothing else seemed to matter except the feeling of the earth beneath my feet, the glorious view of an unending white sandy beach and the roar of the ocean waves as they crashed along the shore. All of a sudden, I was


Annie Hopper transported into a Tofino state of mind. I could literally feel myself decompress and my energy shift from a burdened feeling of responsibility to a glorious sense of expansiveness. There’s nothing like the ocean and walking along the beach barefoot

to put life back into perspective again. It’s humbling, really. And also a very good reminder of what it means to truly live in the moment. The sun was reflecting its last rays of golden light along the waves, and hues of pink and purple hung in the sky like magic ribbons. In that moment, there was no tomorrow or yesterday, it was just endless and bountiful beauty all around me. Every fibre of my being seemed to take a big sigh in recognition of the wonderment surrounding me.

Yes, this is home, this is where my soul sings its loudest, on the shoreline of this vast ocean. I am reminded of my time living on the houseboat and how I was cradled to sleep every night in the loving arms of the ocean. I am reminded of the healing energy of the ocean and its magical power. The next few days were filled with absolutely nothing. No plans, nothing to do, and no deadlines to meet. Initially my mind felt quite uncomfortable with all of this nothingness. It was like a dog without its bone

and it wanted to chew on something. It felt rather odd to not be thinking, to not be doing, to not be what I sometimes mistakenly label as “productive.” I mean really, with endless projects and deadlines to meet, who has the time to take a few days off and do nothing? Perhaps the question I could ask instead is: How can I afford not to? It is odd how we sometimes get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of life that we forget what truly feeds us and how nourishing it can be.

Taking a few days off and doing nothing but walking on the beach was exactly what I needed, even though I didn’t even know that I needed it. It’s kind of like working out, that way. It doesn’t really feel good until I’m about 30 minutes into it and then I wonder why I don’t do it every day. Even within its intensity, the ocean has a unique calming energy. And nothing beats the long sandy beaches in Tofino. Sure, there are probably warmer destinations and places that are more

“five star.” But I love the raw untamed energy here. It’s real, and it’s tangible. It’s not tied up in pretty bows, it just is. So, thank you Tofino, for reminding me of the simplistic beauty in life and the gift of living in a Tofino state of mind. I am hopeful that I can maintain this state for more than a week. I look forward to returning to your shores again very soon. Annie Hopper is a Kelowna core belief counsellor. 250-862-1766


Kelowna area studio, farm tour highlighted in new brochure A new free brochure available at the Kelowna Visitor Centres and select tourism attractions makes it very easy for visitors to discover the many artisan and agri-tourism gems throughout the Kelowna area. The Studio and Farm Tour Brochure shows 37 intriguing artisans, farms and wineries in Kelowna, West Kelowna and Lake Country with the goal of encouraging visitors to spend time exploring the various clusters of hidden gems. It is a perfect companion piece to the Official Kelowna and Area Visitors’ Guide, which is a complete representation of the tourism product in the Kelowna area. “We are very proud of this new brochure,” said Tom Ignatzi, consumer programs manager for Tourism Kelowna. “It fills a niche in that it allows smaller businesses to cross market with others in their vicinity and promotes in-

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UBC researchers have partnered with members of local health care organizations on a research initiative that aims to strengthen cultural safety and change aboriginal health care in the Okanagan Valley. Investigators in the project, which is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, include UBC researchers Lawrence Berg, Rachelle Hole, Mike Evans and Joan Bottorff. “When we say cultural safety, it really means having an awareness of your own cultural realities and attitudes and being openminded and flexible in your attitude toward people from other cultures,” said Rachelle Hole, assistant professor of social work. “Cultural safety involves re-orienting the training of health professionals, incorporating ethnic sensitivity, and actively seeking critical understanding of colonial structures, racism and their impact on contemporary indigenous populations. The research team in-



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grams fostering new practices in the two hospital units. • Re-assessing the efficacy of these innovations in improving health outcomes for urban aboriginal people in the valley. • Refining these cultural safety programs, and developing a model of best practices for dissemination to other health care settings and aboriginal communities in Canada. One of the first community partners to engage in the initiative is Vernon Jubilee hospital. “Our maternal child and medical units welcome the opportunity to participate within this research initiative with the UBC Okanagan research team,” said Yolanda Short, IH maternal child manager. “We are excited to experience research in action in our clinical settings,” added Sandra Tully, medical manager for IH. “By increasing our awareness and sensitivity about cultural safety we will respectfully enhance our current care practices for our Indigenous patients and their family members.”


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MISSING: 4 mo old female pug puppy. I was involved in an accident behind Canadian Tire in West Kelowna (Butt Rd). My puppy went through her kennel then jumped out the window. We tried to chase her but could not catch her. The accident happened close to 5 pm. We do not know if she was injured in the accident. She is all black with a white patch on her chest. She is wearing a red collar with her name Mia on it. Anyone who finds her please call the West Kelowna Animal hospital at 250-768-4688 or the owners at 250-826-0168, 250-826-0193 or 250-768-7367



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Obituaries KNOPF, HARRY

Went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 1, 2010 at the age of 87. Survived by his loving wife Wally of Kelowna, his sister Trudy Pullman of Sicamous and numerous nieces and nephews. Sadly predeceased by his brother Herb. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, July 17, 2010 at 10:00 am at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road with Reverend Ed Hahn officiating. Interment to follow at Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery.Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting 250-860-7077.


Born March 27, 1929 in Antigo, Wisconsin, USA, fell asleep in Jesus on July 7, 2010 in Kelowna, BC. Survived by her loving husband of 60 years Fritz, four children Fritz Jr. (Dianne), David (Bev), Marleen (Milton), & Kenneth (Sandi), 14 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, two brothers Floyd Petersen & David Wing, two sisters Kathyleen Oliver & Marcia Corrales. Sadly predeceased by her sister Muriel Brown. Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at 11:00 am at the Rutland Seventh-day Adventist Church, 130 Gertsmar Road with a reception to follow at the Kelowna Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1130 Springfield Road. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mission work in the Philippines c/o Faith Works Ministry: 3081 Hall Road, Kelowna, BC, V1W 2R5. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting, 250-860-7077. (Kelowna, B.C.)

FRANK JACOBS Sept 28, 1966 – July 4, 2010

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our friend, father and husband Frank Jacobs. Frank is survived his wife, Shawneen and his children, Kevin and Craig, by parents, Gil and Mary Lou, brother, Mike (Kim), sister, Kate (Jon), and sister, Bernadine. Frank was predeceased by his sister Mary. Frank graduated in 1989 with a BAsc. in Civil Engineering from the University of British Columbia. He began his career as a structural engineer at Jones Kwong Kishi before joining Emil Anderson Construction in 1995. Frank left his mark on many major projects around the province including the Vancouver Island Highway, Sea to Sky Highway, Kicking Horse Canyon, Whistler Sliding Centre and Olympic Ski jump. He enjoyed golfing, skiing with his boys, duck hunting with his father and boys, and flying. He was just about to complete his private pilot’s license. We would like to thank Dr.s Govender & Goplen and all the nursing staff at Kelowna General Hospital for their excellent care. A Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, July 12, at 1:00 P.M., at the Immaculate Conception Church, 839 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made in memory of Frank to the Southern Interior Cancer Center: 399 Royal Ave., Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5L3. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting, 250-860-7077.

Paul and Jennifer Larose along with Chuck and Denise Henderson are thrilled to announce the engagement of their children, Asia Lee April Larose & Charles James Henderson The high school sweethearts were engaged in February 2010, on their fourth anniversary together and will be married in Kelowna on July 1, 2011 Congratulations from your families!

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In Memoriam - C.A. (Tony) Bull In memory of our father who passed away July 11, 2009

Tony was born in Kelowna, July 12, 1928 to Captain Cecil R. Bull and Mrs. Joyce Bull. His early education was at the Vernon Preparatory School and then Kelowna High School. He then went on to complete his education at the University of British Columbia. Following graduation, Tony lived in Vancouver for a period of time and while there he met his wife Gillian Robertson who had trained as a registered nurse at Vancouver General Hospital. They married on February 15, 1957 and raised a family of five children. Kirsten, Rachel and Philippa became registered nurses, Alexandra became a clinical psychologist and Malcolm entered the banking industry as his grandfather had many years before. Tony worked as an insurance adjuster for twenty-five years and in 1975 changed careers and became a real estate consultant until his retirement thirty-four years later. Tony had a large network of friends and was greatly admired and loved by all who knew him. He enjoyed many games of cards, tennis and golf with them and upon retirement continued these activities together with his passion for world travel. Our father, Tony was a charismatic, good hearted, proud and independent man of integrity who loved life. Not a day passes that he is not missed, and we, as his children, will always miss him. The Family

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Townhome project alternative to condo living Bob Anderson, marketing director for Mission Group Properties, talks about companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new development in mid-town Kelowna. Shauna Nyrose CONTRIBUTOR

Question: Briefly give us an overview of your newest community? What inspired the project? Anderson: The homes at Dwell are a mix of two- and three-bedroom townhomes that start at $310,900, including net HST, all featuring rooftop sundecks. We planned, designed and built Dwell entirely during the downturn in the economy. When we looked at the market, there was obviously a significant oversupply of condos, which is still the case today. As a result, we asked ourselves a simple question: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;What can we build here that is not a condo?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; With that parameter in mind, we envisioned an urban style townhome community. We also knew that we would have to offer homes at price points in the low $300s in order to compete with all the twobedroom condos on the market. With the price points and the general style in mind, we looked for ways to really make the community stand out. At Dwell, the most prominent feature is that every home has an expansive rooftop sun-

THE DWELL development (top right) is located between Harvey and Springfield in the central part of Kelowna. Rooftop sundecks (lower photo) are a unique feature of the Dwell townhomes. CONTRIBUTED

deck ranging from 410 to 552 square-feet. This extra outdoor living space is something that most condos simply donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t offer. With other benefits like having your own private entry off the garden courts, your own two-car garage with space to store bikes and all your gear, and no one living above or below you, Dwell offers a completely unique alternative to condo living. Q: Tell us a little about your location and the key amenities in the area. What makes Dwell such a great fit for this area? Anderson: Dwell, with its brownstone inspired architecture, is a great fit for the area, because it will add to the already charming streetscape that is high-

lighted by an eclectic mix of character buildings that are home to doctors, dentists and small businesses. With the mid-town location between Harvey and Springfield, Dwell is obviously close to many amenities. There are literally hundreds of stores, restaurants and businesses within a five-minute walk. Choices Market and Save-On-Foods are less than a block away in either direction, which means you can always pick up something fresh for dinner. And if unexpected company stops by for an impromptu barbecue on the rooftop sundeck, Hammerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Liquor Store See Townhome B12



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Islands enhance kitchens as focal point of the home Sam Erickson CONTRIBUTOR

While families may be getting smaller, kitchens these days are getting bigger. With plenty of square footage and often an opening into a great room, kitchens are becoming the center of the home. As such, people are investing more time and energy into them, making them not only functional spaces but beautiful ones as well. This can take a lot of work and careful planning, but one simple way to accomplish both of these goals is to add a kitchen island. There are many different styles of islands. Some are simple ta-

bles that provide an extra prep space for that second cook to try their hand at a new dish. Some are elaborate models, plumbed, electrified and made from custom cabinets. Different architectural styles can be employed to fit your home and regionwith Cape Cod stylings, colonial architecture or contemporary themes. You can generally choose to have multiple levels or only a single level. Single-level islands provide more workspace and lend a classic elegance to the kitchen without cluttering it up. Multi-level islands can accommodate an eating space right next to food preparation, which is what



most people prefer over a formal dining room. It also creates a space for conversation among those working in the kitchen and merely observing.

It can also add a lot of visual interest to your space, creating a continuous flow from one level to another. Because they are set apart from the rest of the cabinetry, islands become a focal point for the room. This makes them a great place to sink in a little extra money to make a statement. If you don’t have the resources to add granite or marble countertops to your entire kitchen, then you can use them to spruce up your island and make a bold statement. Islands are a great place for colour, and they make a perfect place to hang a kitchen chandelier. New kitchens almost always have an island because designers know that

it can help divide a space and people are looking for one. If you are remodeling to sell your home, a kitchen island might be the essential closer for the deal. Even if you already have enough cabinet space to hold your pots and pans, you can use an island.

With open shelving or recessed lighting, you can use an island to display your collection of glass art or candy dispensers, bringing your favourite things out of the dusty den where little time is spent. With the kitchen becoming the domain of the entire family, it’s more important than ever to make

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showcase W DWELL ROBERT ANDERSON, marketing director for Mission Group Properties: “…homes in the Okanagan are much more affordable than they were a couple of years ago, but that doesn’t mean it is no longer an issue. More and more people will need to choose an alternative to a singlefamily home, because they simply can’t afford it.” CONTRIBUTED

Affordability is an important marketing key Townhome from B9 and M&M Meats are only steps away. If you’re looking for a little more activity, the Parkinson Recreation Centre and Mission Creek Greenway are nearby. Q: What are some of the reasons that people have chosen to live in mid-town Kelowna versus other neighborhoods in the area? Anderson: It’s all about convenience. Kelowna is primarily growing at the edges and people see the benefits of living in a more central location. It obviously has to fit your lifestyle, but people want to be close to work, recreational amenities, entertainment and shopping. There is a desire to spend less time in the car, and lessen one’s environmental footprint. Q: What’s different or unique about Dwell over other new condo communities? Why is this important to home buyers? Anderson: It’s pretty common to hear ,“There’s nothing else like it,” but for Dwell that’s really the case. To our knowledge, the only other townhomes in Kelowna that have rooftop sundecks are at Mission Shores, which is a resort style waterfront community in a completely different price range. In addition to the rooftop sundecks, the brownstoneinspired architecture and the orientation and pattern of the community are unique in Kelowna. Garden courts separate the homes in each phase, which creates a grid pattern that is reflective of the urban setting. Q: Who are your key buyer groups and why are they choosing to live at Dwell? Anderson: It’s really YOU REALLY anyone who is considerNEED TO PROVIDE ing a condo. This includes first time buyers, people GREAT VALUE.… who are moving out of a IN A BUYERS’ condo and are looking for MARKET, WHERE more space, and also peoTHERE IS SO MUCH ple who are downsizing from a house and want a CHOICE, IT’S EVEN more convenient lifestyle. MORE VITAL. Q: What options or THERE IS NO upgrades do you offer and URGENCY FOR what has been popular with your buyers? HOMEBUYERS, SO Anderson: The THEY ARE GOING homes in phase 1 are alTO TAKE THEIR ready complete, and most TIME, AND MAKE of the available homes include some upgrades, SURE THEY ARE such as stainless steel apGETTING THE pliances, hard wood lamBIGGEST BANG inate floor on the main FOR THEIR BUCK. level, tile in the ensuite bathrooms and granite countertops. For future phases, the homes are completely customizable and buyers can request additional design changes, which we’re happy to investigate. In fact, one of the homes we have sold in phase 2, includes a number of significant design changes that we are able to accommodate. Q: How have you noticed the development industry change in the last few years, and how does Dwell address this ‘new reality?’ Anderson: First, considering the Kelowna market, there’s so much standing inventory of condos that in order to sell anything you have to be able to show finished homes. At Dwell, we finished homes in phase 1 before we even offered them for sale. While we have managed to sell in phase 2, which is not yet complete, the buyers’


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showcase Townhome from B12 had confidence based on seeing the finished homes in phase 1. Secondly, you really need to provide great value. This has always been true, but in a buyers’ market, where there is so much choice, it’s even more vital. There is no urgency for homebuyers, so they are going to take their time, and make sure they are getting the biggest bang for their buck. While this is maybe a ‘new realty’ based on the past five to 10 years, it’s nothing we haven’t seen before. Real estate is cyclical, and if you want to have success over the long term, you always need to show value. Q: What have been some new innovations and/or trends in multi-family development in the past couple of years? Anderson: There are innovations every day within the industry, and if you look at all the new products available today, the only limits are imagination and budget. For the majority, it all comes down to affordability. Due to the economic downturn, homes in the Okanagan are much more affordable than they were a couple of years ago, but that doesn’t mean it is no longer an issue. More and more people will need to choose an alternative to a single-family home, because they simply can’t afford it. Builders, along with city planners, need to create attainable communities that are livable, functional alternatives to less sustainable single-family homes. Q: Tell us about the Mission Group. How long have you been in building new home communities and what you have built over the last few years? Anderson: Mission Group was formed in 2003, as a partnership between four long-time friends. The principals—Jon Friesen, Randy Shier, Gerald Heinrichs and George Summach—have all been in the building and development business for many years. Completed communities include Mission Shores, Verve and Amberhill in Kelowna, and Sage Townhomes and Ocean Bay Villas in the Lower Mainland. Mission Group is currently selling two remaining properties at the exclusive waterfront community of Sheerwater, and there are three contemporary living spaces still available at Mode in central Kelowna. Q: The Mission Group’s Okanagan communities have won some pretty prestigious awards in the last few years. Tell us about them. Why are these awards important? Anderson: Our most recent Awards include Amberhill’s Gold Tommie Award for Excellence in a Townhome Community, and two Gold Tommie’s for Mode in Achievement in Environmental Consideration and Building Energy Efficiency. In addition to these, the awards that we take the most pride in were the two Tommie Awards we won in 2007 & 2009 for Outstanding Customer Service. While we like winning awards, the greatest reward is always a satisfied customer. Q: Why do you choose to build in the Okanagan? Anderson: Kelowna is a great place to live, and that hasn’t changed with the recession. The climate and lifestyle is the best in Canada, and we think that Kelowna will continue to grow, especially considering Baby Boomers will continue to relocate here after they retire. We also think we can be the best comprehensive builder in the Okanagan. There are many good builders in the area, especially in singlefamily homes, but we bring years of experience and resources that we think are unmatched in the city. We’ve also been around long enough to know that our customers will be the final judge. We’ll only be successful if we keep building quality homes in unique communities that deliver exceptional value. Q: Where exactly is the Dwell community and how can interested buyers view the show homes? Anderson: The Dwell display homes are located at 2-1821 Ambrosi Rd. We’re open Saturday to Wednesday noon to 5 p.m. For more information, you can visit the website or you can phone 250-9794343.

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THE HOMES in phase 1 of the Dwell are already complete, and most of the available homes include some upgrades such as stainless steel appliances, hard wood laminate floor on the main level, tile in the ensuite bathrooms and granite countertops. CONTRIBUTED

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hot properties 832 Kuipers Cres

• Upper Mission • Single Family Home • Built in 2006 • 3,214 sq. ft. • 4 Bed • 5 Bath • Gorgeous family home with walk out basement. Amazing sundeck with lake views! Stainless steel appliances, granite counters & hardwood floors! MLS®10011254 $ 649,900 Jason Hymers, RE/MAX Kelowna, 250-717-5000

9360 Sunset Road

• Joe Rich • Single Family Home • Built in 2005 • 3,876 sq. ft • 4 Bed • 5 Bath • Beautiful country estate located at Idabel Lake, Only 30 min’s from Kelowna. Custom built home with a beautiful master bdrm & Nanny suite. Vaulted ceilings, theatre rm & workshop. This home has it all! MLS®10011540 $739,000 Jamie Briggs, Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty, 250-215-0015 or 250-860-7500

#303-1550 Dickson Ave

• Springfield/Spall • Apartment • Built in 2009 • 975 sq. ft • 2 Bed + Den • 2 Bath • 2009 2x Gold Tommie Winner. Open spacious floor plan with den & many upgrades. Complex was built with green inspired materials & systems such as efficient solar powered hot water. MLS®10007860 $289,900 OPEN HOUSE TUES-THURS 12-3 & SAT- SUN 12-3 Darcy Nyrose, Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty Kelowna 250-860-7500 or 250-575-1946

#501-1329 Ellis Street

• Kelowna North • Apartment • Built in 2006 • 1224 sq. ft • 2 Bed • 2 Bath • Urban Living in the lofts downtown, priced below assessment! This luxurious bright suite has it all, 11’ ceilings, granite counters & bamboo hardwood flooring. MLS®10003663 $ 399,900 Romke Houtstra, Century 21 Assurance Realty LTD.,250-869-0101

#123-3535 Casorso Rd

• Lower Mission • Manufactured Home • Built in 1988 • 980 sq. ft • 2 Bed • 1 Bath • Well kept Mobile Home in the best park in town! New windows & flooring and beautiful deck & garden for entertaining. MLS®10012329 $104,900


Deciding between a home equity loan or a second mortgage It’s not surprising that some homeowners confuse the terms “second mortgage” and “home equity loan.” After all, a second mortgage is a type of home equity loan. But more often than not, home equity loan is used to describe a home equity line of credit. If you want to take advantage of the equity that you have built up in your home, you will need to decide if a home equity line of credit or a true second mortgage is best for you. Before discussing which might be better for your purposes, let’s look at some of the basics of each. A second mortgage pays out a fixed sum of money to be repaid on a set schedule, like your initial mortgage. Unlike refinancing, the second mortgage does not supersede the first mortgage. Second mortgages are usually amortized over a set period of time with a fixed rate of interest. Like the initial loan, the rate of interest will be based on your credit history, the value of the home, and

the current interest rate. While the interest rate on a second mortgage may be a little higher it is fixed for the term and the payment will be the same each month. The home equity line of credit, however, is similar to a credit card, and will most likely include checks to make purchases. Like credit cards, interest is charged, and the amount you can borrow is based on your credit worthiness. To determine the limit of your home equity line of credit, lenders will look at the appraised value of your home, you may have access to up to 80 per cent of the appraised value or purchase price of your home (whichever is lower), less any prior outstanding mortgage charges. As your mortgage balance decreases, the limit of your line of credit increases. Your current financial needs will help to determine which type of loan is right for you. If you need money for a onetime expense, such as building a new deck or paying for a wedding,

you would probably opt for the fixed-rate second mortgage. If you forecast a recurring need for extra money, such as tuition payments, you may prefer a home equity line of credit. A line of credit allows you to borrow when you need the money and, if you pay back the amounts quickly, you can save money over a second mortgage. A line of credit is open for prepayment at any time with out interest penalty. You also need to consider your spending habits. If having available credit would tempt you to spend more often, then you are not a good candidate for a home equity line of credit. Once you make an initial determination about which loan might be right for you, talk about the details with a mortgage professional to help you make the most effective decision among the products available. Of Prime Interest is a collaboration of mortgage professionals Trish Balaberde (250-470-8324) and Darwyn Sloat (250-718-4117).

Little ways to help yourself save big green Sam Erickson CONTRIBUTOR

With all the talk of rising oil prices and the in-

fluence of global politics on the environment, it can be hard to figure out just exactly what steps to take. Because the prob-

lems seem so large, it can be easy to see them as belonging to other people. However, individuals are beginning to realize

that while they can’t solve global climate change by See Green B16

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#112-2142 Vasile Rd from $236,000 + GST 38 Roth Homes OPEN SAT-WED 12-4PM 739 Boynton Ave from $999,000 Call 250-212-5010 or 250-575-5851 OPEN SUN 2-4PM Call 250-470-8251

WEEKENDS 12-4PM 25 SOPA Square 9 West Kelowna Estates Call C 250-212-0278 or 250-826-0680 $ 3013 Pandosy Street from $351,000 39 1055 Aurora Heights 549,900 Centre Point OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 12-4PM 16 Diamond View Estates OPEN SAT-SUN 1-3:30PM 1 Hansum Homes 1350 Ridgeway Drive from $249,900 Call 250-762-5818 $ Call 250-575-6467 $ 1923 Spyglass Way 1,559,000 768 Kuipers Crescent 930,000 NO GST Call Sales Office 250-762-7770 (24 hours) 10 Sage Creek Call 250-808-6171 for individual viewing. Ca OPEN WEEKENDS & HOLIDAYS 1-4PM Call 250-863-1227 26 3351 Mimosa Dr from $199,900 2 Molenbeek Ventures 40 Yaletown OPEN O 7 DAYS A WEEK 12-4PM 17 Development Corporation 1479 Glenmore Road N from $209,900 $ 746 Kuipers Crescent 1,990,000 11 Call Darcy Nyrose 250-575-1946 Call 250-859-0146 for individual viewing. Ca or Sarah 250-470-1217

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Changing your home energy use habits a little will mean a lot Green from B14

and take shorter showers. You get absolutely no use out of water that is running when you are brushing your teeth or shaving, and that water goes directly into the sewer system. Even reducing your shower time by a single minute-or four or five-can have an effect on the longrange use of water. Change the thermostat by one degree. One de-

themselves, there are a few things they can do on a daily basis that will help reduce their overall impact on the environment and make for a greener lifestyle. Here are a few tips that you might use. Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth, run a sink full of water when shaving

gree-cooler in winter and warmer in the summerwon’t make much difference in the way that people feel inside your home, but it will make a big difference in the amount of energy you use. The larger your home, the more of a difference this will make. Use a warmer refrigerator and freezer. Many refrigerator units are very cold, much

colder than your food requires. By using the warmest setting, you can still keep your food safe and use less energy in the process. It’s a change you only have to make once that will bear long-term fruits. Make the change to compact-fluorescent light bulbs. You don’t have to rush out and buy these expensive light bulbs for

every outlet in your house; you can just replace the old incandescent bulbs when they burn out. Check the wattage requirements before you buy and save money by buying in bulk. Get rid of paper towels, paper plates and paper napkins. Creating paper from trees requires a tremendous amount of energy, and these products are

not recyclable because they most often contain food waste. You can look for new compostable products or go the old-fashioned way and use real dishes and cloth napkins. Finally, it is always a good idea to do full loadswhether you are washing the dishes, washing your clothes or drying them. Today’s appliances use

a lot of energy, and they function most efficiently when they are full. If you have the time and the yard space, think about air-drying your laundry, particularly for large, heavy items like bedding and linens. If you think about making these changes, you can save substantially on energy use and utility costs.

HST does NOT mean higher prices at Dilworth Homes! WE are responding RIGHT NOW! All claimed HST savings to the contractor/builder are passed on to you, the consumer.

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Possibly the most conveniently located townhome neighbourhood in Kelowna. These semi detached townhomes are minutes from the shopping core.

after after JUNE 30 JULY 1 price w/GST price w/HST $513,900 $440,895 $471,900

$513,493 $439,663 $470,693

Visit our Cascade Pointe Showhome for more information #1-995 Dilworth Drive, or call 250.717.3569.

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Mountain Estates

Visit our Monashee Rise Showhome at #8-971 Monashee Place, or call 250.717.3569.

$413,983 $408,633 $428,963 Final Phase Released! Full sized townhomes and the prestige of the Selkirk neighbourhood. Bungalows with walkouts with 1500 + sf main level living areas.

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Visit our Wycliffe showhome for more information at 569 Harrogate Lane or phone 250.861.8989.

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$539,173 $518,843

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*price shown includes GST **price shown includes BC Homeowner rebates which are available to qualified buyers, check with your accounting professional for advise on your eligibility. All areas and measurements are approximate E & OE. Prices are subject to change at any time without notice or holdover.


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EVERYTHING ORGANIZED Ventures Inc. coming to Kelowna August 2010. Canada’s Largest professional organizing company is currently searching for men & women who have a passion for organizing. Our customer focus Kelowna team has openings for people who are honest, compassionate & hard working. Selected candidates must be bondable and able to lift 50lbs. We offer competitive wages, child care subsidy as well as leadership and performance bonuses. Please forward all resumes to

LOCAL Gravel Crushing Contractor requires Crusher Plant Operator as well as an Equipment Operator experienced in the use of Loaders, Rock Trucks & Excavators. Must be available to work throughout B.C. and Alberta. Top wages and Living Out Allowance are provided. Reply to Box #6 c/o The Morning Star 4407 25Ave. Vernon BC V1T 1P5.

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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. Do you need extra income and consistent cashflow by the side? Have you been looking for a legitimate way of making money using your computer and the Internet? contact for more details of the opportunity Dozer & Hoe Operators required for Company that constructs oil field roads & leases. Require operators with oil field experience. Competitive wages. Rooms & Meals provided by the company. call Edson 1-(780)723-5051 LAKE Country Building Centre looking for yard person, some experience. Able to work weekends, do some heavy lifting and be forklift certified. Drop resume off to Lake Country Building Centre at 3223 Woodsdale Rd, V4v 1X7. No interviews granted unless called. Foster Home Specialized foster home to work as part of a team to provide care to a youth with exceptional social and emotional needs. A counselor will provide the caregiver with daily support, education and training. The youth will be provided ongoing recreation, life skills coaching and academic opportunities. Very good remuneration and regular respite will be provided. A criminal record search and home study are required. Quote posting 1B052010-006. Forward resume and cover letter to The Bridge Youth & Family Services, 1829 Chandler Street, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 3Z2, fax to 250-7634910, or e-mail

LOOKING for worker bagging cherries. Start July 15. 250765-9471, 250-718-6505

SHAPERS Salon, in the Towne Centre Mall, downtown Kelowna is inviting enthusiastic creative Stylists to join our professional team, full time or part time, experience and clientele is an asset, chair rentals welcome. E-mail: or drop your resume in person.



MEDICAL DIRECTOR WANTED Physician wanted to oversee RN for injectibles at medi-spa in Vernon. Approx 12 hours per month. Compensation - hourly fee for intake of new clients plus a percentage of sales.

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WE WANT YOU Earls is hiring Kitchen Partners for the busy summer season. Drop your resume off at Earls on top between 2pm & 4pm.

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services PEACHLAND Liquor Store is looking for reliable PT staff to work eves & wkends. Please apply in person, Hwy 97, Peachland Centre Mall

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HIRING COOKS. Imperial Banquet Restaurant is hiring Chinese Cooks, about 3-5yrs exp., qualifications and Chinese language are pref’d. FT, $17/hr, 40hrs/wk. Paid vaca & benefits pkg. Please contact Jessica at 250-765-1129 or fax to 250-765-1129. Location: 233 Rutland Rd N. Rutland, Kelowna BC, V1X 3B1

We are looking for Manager Trainee positions at our Subway store located within the Summerland Mac’s Convenience Stores. Applicants should have prior management experience in retail or food service. We offer: D Starting wage $32K/year D 6 to 8 weeks of training D Competitive salary D Benefits D Bonus program D Paid vacation D Opportunities for advancement D Fun work environment

JAPANESE COOK wanted. Perm. F/T. $3k/m, Min of 3 yrs exp. in Japanese cuisine. Duties: Prepare & cook meals, Plan menus, ensure quality of food, Estimate food requirements and costs. Ginza Jap. Rest. 303-3021 Louie Dr. Westbank, BC. Fax: 778-7541394 or Email:

If you are customer service oriented individual with a passion for food and people, then roll up your sleeves and apply. Pls fax your resume to: 604-590-3569 Attention: Hesam. or e-mail to:

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Commercial General Contractor with immediate positions available for experienced Pipe Layers for water and sewer. • Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years experience Please drop resume off @ 202-1979 Old Okanagan Highway, Westbank, B,C, or fax resume to 250-769-6946; or email resume to jsds2@

N.C. Derriksan & Son Enterprises Retail





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Education/Trade Schools


Education/Trade Schools

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is dedicated to helping families build the knowledge, skills and confidence to live well with dementia. We are expanding our services in the North & Central Okanagan and are recruiting for an experienced professional as a Support and Education Coordinator (SEC). This is a full-time position dependent on project funding which is confirmed until March 31st, 2011 with anticipated continuation. Working out of the Alzheimer Resource Centre in Kelowna, the SEC is responsible for the delivery of support and education programs within the North & Central Okanagan, and for building strong relationships with the communities in order to assess program needs and develop program delivery partnerships. RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: - Building strong connections with health care professionals and families throughout the North & Central Okanagan region - Developing and maintaining a strong volunteer base - Delivering standardized education programs and workshops for caregivers, people with early symptoms of dementia and the public - Developing and overseeing support groups for people with early symptoms of the disease and caregivers; recruiting and supporting volunteer facilitators - Ensuring public access to information, support and referrals QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have a proven ability for community development and building connections with health care professionals and families. Candidates must also have extensive knowledge of and experience with Alzheimer’s disease/dementia and caregiving issues, volunteer management, group facilitation, peer support interventions and community liaison. A relevant degree (or equivalent experience) and a MINIMUM of three (3) to five (5) years experience with service delivery in a health or social agency at the community level is essential. Must be capable of working independently and managing a demanding workload. Must be competent with Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel. Experience with PowerPoint desirable. Must have a vehicle for local travel and be willing to travel throughout the region. Forward a cover letter that details how your qualifications match this position and a resume to: Human Resources, Alzheimer Society of B.C. 300-828 West 8th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1E2 Email: Closing date is 4:00 PM on Monday, July 19, 2010.

Rapid-Span is the leading provider of transportation infrastructure products in Western Canada, with our head office being located in the North Okanagan city of Armstrong B.C. Currently we are looking for the right individuals to take on one or more of the following roles in our Armstrong facility. We are currently looking for an IT manager to manage all Information Technologies and Systems for our group of companies. This role will be responsible for operations that are located in British Columbia and Alberta.

Attn: Pindy

22222 1-866-374-4477

Support and Education Coordinator North & Central Okanagan (full time)

IT Professional


If you are a leader and a career oriented individual with a passion for the business reply with 3 references to: STEVE SHREEVES, GENERAL MANAGER Kamloops Dodge Chrysler Jeep, 2525 E.Trans. Canada Hwy Kamloops, B.C. V2C 4A9 or email:

Help Wanted

Only experienced people need apply. Thank you.


We require an individual who is up to the challenge of managing all aspects of our 5 Star Service Department. The successful candidate will posses a strong commitment to a customer first philosophy and strong communication skills to enable them to manage an experienced team of service technicians and service consultants. Knowledge of the Chrysler Dodge Jeep product line is an asset but not essential.

Help Wanted

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Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

We Believe in You. SprottSprott-Shaw Community College has been trainin students in BC for over 107 years. training We want w you to be a success story too!

This position will be responsible for all quality processes and procedures for our group of companies. Quality programs include ISO, CSA, AISC and CWB. Previous QC experience, QC certificates, welding inspections, fabrication experience and related training would be an asset. Engineering Technologist Engineering technologist or equivalent post secondary education and experience along with AutoCAD and Micro Soft Office is a must. Previous structural steel and concrete detailing would be an asset. The successful candidates must show good attention to detail, demonstrate effective verbal/ written communication skills, possess strong people skills, be highly organized, have the ability to problem solve, work well under pressure, enjoy challenging work, and able to work well in a team environment. As an employer we offer opportunity for growth, excellent wages, benefits and a positive work environment.

Call Our Kelowna Campus:

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Quality Control Manager




Fax Resume: Or Email: Mail:

1-250-546-9066 1145 Industrial Dr. Armstrong, B.C., V0E 1B6

* Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

By shopping local you support local people.

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Trades, Technical


LANDSCAPING Maintenance requires energetic, reliable male, DL Req’d. email

Journeyman brick layers needed for intown work call 250-215-2367

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


Financial Services

SRI Homes - Production Work Factory Builder looking for workers with construction experience including dry wall, boarding, painting and framing. Full time. Fax resumes to (250) 766-0599 or in person at 9500 Jim Bailey Road, Kelowna (Lake Country).

Loss Prevention Representatives (3 Full-time Positions) Location: Kelowna, West Kelowna, Kamloops The Loblaw group of companies which includes the real Canadian Superstore and Extra Foods is actively seeking Loss Prevention professionals. Accountabilities of the position include but are not limited to: • Internal/external theft investigation, paper shrink, pre inventory review process, regulatory compliance and cost control. • Determine Loss Prevention needs • Conduct internal/external investigations and ensure Loss Prevention audits are completed as per National standards. • Provide exceptional customer service (internal/external). • Maintain a positive working partnership throughout the organization (operations, all divisions) as well as with local law enforcement, regulatory bodies, vendors and other retailers. Role Requirements: • Post-secondary education in Law and Security is an asset • Minimum 3-5 years experience as a Loss Prevention Representative; Previous experience with internal and external investigations • Strong computer skills • Proven leadership skills, preferably within a retail environment. • Willing and able to work on call 24 hours a day / 7 days a week and be flexible to travel, which is limited to within a set district. We Offer: • A competitive salary with an outstanding benefit plan • A career path limited only by your ambition and performance • A chance to work for a Canadian company with a stellar reputation Interested candidates please e-mail or fax your resume and cover letter by July 19, 2010 to or FAX Attn: Adele Beaudry. H.R. Manager 1 250 717 2516

Office Support Clerk FULL-TIME Administrative Assistant needed to support our advisors with general office administration, handling client inquiries, preparing paperwork for client meetings and coordinating marketing activities. Knowledge of the insurance and investment industry would be an asset. Please e-mail your resume with cover letter to Sun Life Financial: FULL-TIME Associate Advisor needed to work with clients, to help the advisor grow their business and improve customer service. Life Licence, Accident and Sickness and Mutual funds Licences are required for this position or you must be willing and able to obtain these for the Associate Advisor role. Please e-mail your resume with cover letter to Sun Life Financial:

Pickers Apple pickers needed for Sept.1 rate is $9.14/hr 250317-7908 or 250-491-8373

Daryl-Evans Mechanical Ltd. has expanded our operation to the Interior of British Columbia. This development is very exciting to us and we trust that it will be beneficial for you as well. Currently we are looking for individuals interested in joining our team at all levels of our trade. Please forward your resume to: 604-525-6840 (fax)

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 BC Body Work & Relaxation Therapy. Call 778-753-5564 BLISS Massage 4 your every need. 10 yrs exp. men only . Call 4 appt. 250-215-7755 MAGIC HANDS! full body relaxation. Lessons & prostate massage avail. 20 yrs. exp. 250-801-8079 THAI Massage. Totally relax & energize your body & mind. 1hr, $50. Call 250-801-7188

Trades, Technical

Martial Arts

EXPERIENCED PIPELAYER w/ 3 yrs. experienced in Sani, Stm & Waterworks. Wage Negotiable. Fax Resume to 250-549-3808.

ULTIMATE FIGHTING: Toshido MMA offers MMA, Jiu-Jitsu & Muay Thai Kickboxing. Train at the top club in Canada! 8602126

Reduce Debt by up to


• Avoid bankruptcy • 0% Interest


DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM Helping Canadians repay debts, reduce or eliminate interest, regardless of your credit. Steady Income? You may qualify for instant help. Considering Bankruptcy? Call 1-877-220-3328 FREE Consultation Government Approved, BBB Member

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. INCOME TAX PROBLEMS? Have you been audited, reassessed or disallowed certain claims by Canada Revenue Agency? Call Bob Allen @ 250-542-0295 35yrs. Income Tax experience, 8.5yrs. with Revenue Canada. Email: r.gallen@shaw.c REDUCE DEBT by up to 70% Avoid bankruptcy. Free consultation. BBB accredited. 250-860-1653

Carpet Cleaning CARPET Care. Res & Comm. All types of Vehicles. Truck mounted unit. 250-212-0340



Kelowna Junk Removal Ltd. (1998)

House/Yard/Building Sites/Rental Properties/ Renovations/Etc. “We Service just about any kind of clean-up”

Scrapmetal/wood/appliances/etc. *W.C.B. Coverage Large 3/2/1 & 1/2 Ton Trucks Excellent Reputation & Excellent Service. Cell 250-718-0992 / 250-861-7066 / Member of Kelowna Chamber of Commerce





Irrigation, Gas Fitting and Drain Cleaning. Commercial, residential and renovations. Service and hot water tanks.

Call Clint, 250-575-3839

In business since 1989 Licensed & insured


Deck & Rail

25% OFF

Serving the Okanagan

Serving the Okanagan 13+ years. Vinyl Decking, Modular Flooring, Aluminum, Glass, Topless & Picket Railings. Starting at $30/ft. installed

• Design • Supply • Install

MaryAnne’s Kitchen Design

• Free Consultation

Call George at 250-878-2483. Showroom #9-3810 Appaloosa Rd. off Sexsmith Rd.

• All Countertops Call 250-801-YARD (9273)


Design Studio • 2810 Benvoulin Rd


250-878-7101 250-470-7360


250-765-2789 anytime


Pgr: 250-861-0303 25 Years of Satisfied Customers


Commercial Buildings & u/g Parkades, Residential Houses, Driveways Patios, Graffiti Removal. Fully insured & WCB approved. 14 yrs experience.

Call Dave 250-491-1336

Joe’s Moving Service

We’re a team of trained professionals that care about your home as much as you do. Call us to get the job done right the first time, and within your budget.

BOOK NOW for JULY & AUGUST and receive 10% off your paint job! 250.863.2249

Local or Long Distance Polite & Professional

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

Larry’s Handyman






• • • •

North End Moving Services


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





35 years experience, many referrals. Kitchen remodels, home additions, custom furniture doors & windows, drywall, painting, decks, siding, bathroom, tiles, hardwood floors.




G & S Pro Renovations



• Driveways • Post Holes • Ground Works • Final Grade. Reliable Owner Operator

Al’s Bobcat Services

Bus: 250-763-4044 Cell 250-470-2598

& Renovation Services

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

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



We are now taking bookings for irrigation startups & repairs. We also offer free estimates on irrigation installations or major alterations. Call West-Wind Irrigation Ltd.

at 250-860-0025

Book now for landscape projects, retaining walls, , landscape products, pavers, irrigation system, pruning, etc.





•Full Landscaping •Rock Retaining Walls •Portable Soil Screener •Excavators & Bobcat Loaders CELL: (250) 979-8033 BUS: (250) 861-1500

Senior’s Specials Experience & Quality New Homes & Repaints Ceilings Bondable. Insurance Work Call Terry 250-863-9830 or 250-768-1098






250-317-7773 or visit us at:

Artistic Ceramics.

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

Call 250-870-1009





ama Contracting Inc. Ka• tDecks • Basements • Bathrooms • Drywall • Ceilings • Painting& Finishing

Licensed & Insured

All Work Guaranteed

Mike @ 250-864-0033



No load too small • BARK MULCH • SAND • GRAVEL • YARD CLEAN-UP • JUNK REMOVAL LIGHT FLAT-DECK Nick Nixon - Trish Nebot Cell 250-862-0821 Office 250-765-2778

• Excavating • Bobcat • Dump Truck • Foundations • Retaining Walls • Soil • Etc. Delivery - Clean Up.


CONSTRUCTION & RENOVATIONS GUTTER CLEANING High Caliber Construction REPAIRS • REPLACE • REMODEL • Bathroom & kit. remodels • Additions & renovations • H/W & laminate floors • Drywall/painting/texture • Cedar fencing & gates • Custom homes Quality You Can Trust

Kelowna Gutter Cleaning & Repair • Fix leaks • 20 years. experience • Fascia soffit repairs • Downpipes • Re-Slope

Dan @ 250-864-0771




• Tub replacement • Tub lining-acrylic insert • Tub re-glazing • Tub repairs • Wall surrounds to match.

Metal fabricating, gates, fountains, metal art, hot rods

Contact Jim 250-718-2704

Mild steel • aluminum • stainless steel


at these great businesses for all your service needs!

Cleaning Services A Premium Quality Clean. NU MAID. We’ll Make U House Proud. 250-215-1073 or 250491-8177 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 HOUSEKEEPING Excellence. Over 10yrs.experience, honest & reliable Kelowna area. Ref’s avail.Call Suzanne, 763-7284 TIRED of cleaning? Call us, we clean top to bottom. 20yrs exp. We also do move-outs and offices. 250-863-7190.

Concrete & Placing OKANAGAN’S Concrete Specialist. FOR all your concrete needs, prep, place & finish, any style, also concrete repairs of any kind. Beat the HST- We pay! 250-451-6944

Contractors ALL WEST DEMOLITION Ltd. All types of demolition. Free estimates. Call 250-808-0895 KSK Woodworking, Framing, finishing, foundations & more. Quality workmanship at reasonable prices. 250-979-8948 WENINGER CONST. Family company commited to Kelowna & Big White. 250-765-6898

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

Concrete & Placing ALL YOUR Concrete needs from forming to finishing. Stamped, exposed, stairs, driveways, patios & slabs. Bank financing available. Serving Kelowna since 1992. Call S&K Forming 491-7535 When you think concrete, think S&K DANFORMS Concrete offers Certified Tradesman for driveways, sidewalks, floors, foundations, retaining walls, stairs, wheelchair ramps. Stamped, Exposed & Broom. Free Estimates. Call Dan 250863-5419

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PREMIUM GRANITE SALE. Granite counters starting at $2495. Great quality, Great price, Great service. Professonal removals & installation. WCB Insur’d, All Major Credit Cards. Showroom: 1115 Gordon Dr. 250-763-8303, 250-870-1577 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 GUY Walker Drywall. Boarding, taping, texture.25 yrs exp. Call 250-869-2922 IMPERIAL DRYWALL, Complete Drywall Services Res. & Comm Free Est 250-801-5335 SMALL TAPING jobs, texture ceilings, 30yrs exp. Bob 250718-3218

Electrical A&S ELECTRIC. Resid/Comm Wiring. New constr, renov. & service changes. lic’d & bonded. Steve 864-2099 (cont #90929) CHIPSTERS Electrical, Res. & Comm. Lic’d. & Bonded. Service calls welcome. 808-6595 JRS ELECTRIC: Licns’d, bnded & insr’d. From new builds & renos to service calls. John, 250-801-7178 (cont:98365)

Excavating & Drainage G. BURR Contracting. Custom Fences, Deck Construction, Renovations. Gary 808-1655 IRON MULE Excavating & Landscaping. Excavating, bobcat & trucking. 250-863-1418 KRENNY’S Excavating/Bobcat Sewers, u/g utils, all other excavating. Call Kory 869-9125 LOADER/Min-Exc. Grndwrks, final grading. Soil placement. Al’s Bobcat Serv. 250-470-2598

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

Floor Refinishing/ Installations 1ST CLASS Floors. Profess. install of hardwood, laminate, tile. Dave 250.826.6732 ACCREDITED Business. STRONG ROOTS FLOORING. BBB Lic’d & Ins’d. Custom Floor Re-finishing. Supply & Install Hrwd, Laminate, Cork And Tile. Rick, 250-808-7668 FLOORING Installations. Lino, Carpet, hardwood, laminate... Call Jeff 250-869-2125 LEW Cat Ent. Carpet, Lino, Tiles, Hrdwd, Lam. Free est. Great rates. Lewis @ 3176889 Work Guaranteed.

Floor Refinishing/ Installations NEED Installer? We install carpet, lino, hardwood, laminate. Andreas 250-863-3402.

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

Lawn & Garden

Did you know... If you place an ad for 12 insertions, you get a 20% discount.

Call the Capital News 250-763-7114

1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1 All Exterior Hedge & Tree Service. Affordable Pricing on downsizing, trimming, pruning, bracing or Sculpturing of hedges, shrubs and trees. Also professional removals. Fully Insured. For guaranteed quality service call Dave 250-212-1716. 25% Discount for Seniors. An Experienced Gardener, trimming hedges & shrubs, pruning trees, weeding, planting, garden clean-up. Excel. references. 250-864-0768 300 YARDSCAPE. Landscaping, yard care, tenant cleanup, junk removal, small repairs & painting. 250-300-YARD (9273) 1st time customers 15% off commercial/residential $39.95 “Lawn Cutting Special” Great rates on all yard work. Also wooden fence repair, painting, new fence building 250-863-7539

Lawn & Garden ANNOUNCING...A Lawn care company that guarantees your delight. If your tired of cutting your lawn or the company that cuts it for you then call Ryan now @250-469-1288 Vantage Point Lawn & Garden Care. DIGGINOLES N SHIFTINSTUFF. Pickup & delivery service. Rubbish & recycling removed. Landscape, building supplies & Hay delivered, small equipment transferred. 1ton pickup, 14ft Dump trailer & 20ft Flat bed trailer. Yes we work weekends!! For quality work at reasonable rates, phone Ian 250-864-2339

I WANT TO CUT Your Lawn! Plain & simple, your lawn needs cutting, and I cut lawns. I’m asking for your business, and in exchange, you will receive both excellent value and exceptional service, GUARANTEED! Weekly maintenance, power raking, pruning, aerating, spring clean-ups, etc. Senior’s discounts, all inquiries welcome! 250-878-7283 ...Common Sense Yard Care... KATH’S mowing, 7003

Yard Care. Lawn etc. Call 250-212-

RANDY’S YARD CARE. Need a new look or looking to spruce up the old place? Give Randy a call, he’ll help redo or repair, top dressing, fertilizing, hedge trimming, landscaping, retaining walls and paver patios. Randy, 250-868-7107, 250-768-1517 TOP SOIL $20/yd. Compost Mix $30/yd., Ogogrow, Gravel, Rocks, Mulches 250-868-3380

Gutters & Downspouts


Home Improvements

TERRY’S Handyman Service. Indoor/outdoor painting, carpentry, furniture repair, dump runs, No job too small! 250575-4258 or 250-450-6939

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

The Handyman; Reno’s, landscaping, dump hauls, fences, we do anything, anytime, 250462-3472

Heat, Air, Refrig. SOMMERFELD Heating A/C, Install & Repair Heat Pumps, F/P, Gas Fitting Lic. 215-6767 SOUTHERN BC Heating & Air Conditioning. Over 30yrs exp. Call 250-681-3869

Home Improvements 1ANDERSON Reno’s. Lic’d. over 30 yrs exp. Int.& Ext.,All work guaranteed. 870-7778 ADDITIONS, finished bsmts, kitchen & bth reno’’s, tile, hrwd & laminate flooring. Drywall, painting. Ext/int finishing. Call 250-870-3187 ALL Your reno & landscaping needs. Call 778-478-3340. Personalized service at affordable rates. BATHROOM REMODELLING Tub replacement, lining- acrylic insert, re-glazing. 718-2704. G & S Pro Renovations, 35yr. Exp. Professional workshop for custom work. 470-7360 INTERIOR Finishing & Reno’s. No Job too small, Install & Repairs. Drywall, Plumbing, Doors/Win, Baseboards, Cab., Kitchens, Bthrms. 859-2787 KATAMA Basement Suites Garages, Additions, Complete Home Reno’s licensed/insured call Mike 250-864-0033 SHADETREE. Retractable deck & patio canopies. Call InterCity; 250-215-4099

KELOWNA GUTTER Cleaning and repairs, re-slope gutters,etc Richard 250-718-6718

STUDZ Renovations Carpentry, Plumbing, Elect., Drywall, Decks, Tile, 250-317-8275

Home Repairs 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 JOHN’S Quality Irrigation Auto U/G, Design, Supply, Install. Low Overhead, Low Prices. Call John @ 250-215-0693 WEST-WIND Now booking for irrigation start-ups, repairs & installs. Call 250-860-0025

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

Landscaping EDGING Emerald Cedars Okanagan Grown SPECIAL! 5ft - 10 for $189 Volume Discounts Free Delivery BUDGET NURSERIES Toll free 1-866-498-2189 300 YARDSCAPE. Landscaping, yard care, tenant cleanup, junk removal, small repairs & painting. 250-300-YARD (9273) 1st time customers 15% off commercial/residential




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

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

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







Southern BC Heating & Air Conditioning

We Guarantee to keep Scheduled Appointments.


Neighborhood Trucking & Delivery


We accept “When The Big Guys Are Too Big We Deliver”






Get Ready for Summer! All outside projects: decks/fences/patios/ pergolas & gazebos/vinyl wood and all inside remodels. Kelowna • 250-717-5500

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


PRUNING CERTIFIED HORTICULTURIST Trees • Shrubs • Hedges • Clean-Ups Call Stephen


A Division of Bayside Developments Ltd.


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


Licensed, Bonded & Insured

Independently Owned and Locally Operated





Residential, Commercial, Interior, Exterior Painting & Custom Ceilings. Insured.


(250) 801-1439


Reasonable and reliable


July & Aug.

250.869.5874 TREE STUMP REMOVAL Call Tim, 250-860-1494



SUPERIOR Tile 250-868-3221

Electrical & Renovations Allan Hoce, General Contractor




“Anything you can’t haul, give me a call”

Edson Haul & Dump Curtis Sandy 250.718.1595

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

• Rubbish • Landcaping • Renovations • Firewood




Hooksnapped Flooring Installations


Carpet, lino, hardwood, laminate, etc... Free estimates. Your one stop shop for all your floorings needs

Call 250-869-2125

30 years experience. Quality Tradesmen for all your renovation needs. Additions, alterations, kitchen, decks, basements, painting. All work WARRANTED!

PH. 250-808-1888

Don’t call anyone about upgrading your landscaping until you speak with us. Call Ryan now at 250-469-1288 VANTAGE POINT LAWN & GARDEN






Book Now 10% off

Stumpco Corporation



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


Gary Burr INSURED 250.808.1655

3-1905 Evergreen Crt. End of spring clearance on tiles. 12 x 12, 13 x 13 etc.




Lew Cat Ent. Carpet, Lino, Tiles, Hardwood, Laminate. Free estimates. Great rates. Lewis @ 317-6889 Work Guaranteed.




A & S Electric


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

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




INTERCITY RENO’S Authorized dealer for the Okanagan Call Pat 250-215-4099

We install, service, & repair all makes of doors & openers. FREE ESTIMATES • INSURANCE CLAIMS • SENIOR DISCOUNTS Call Mon.-Fri. 8-4:30 pm

Folds like an accordian, Deck Blinds as well.

• New & Existing Heating Systems • Heat pumps, A/C • Gas fitting • Licensed & Insured. • Replacement Furnace. 10% SENIORS DISCOUNT

Call Wayne (250) 215-6767

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

CHUCK 250-870-1138

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

Call Troy, 250-718-0209


Licenced, over 30 years experience, interior & exterior, Industrial & Commercial, all work guaranteed.


ADDITIONS, finished bsmts. kitchen & bath reno’s, tile, hrdwd. & laminate flooring.

Call 250-870-3187


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

call 250-808-0895

To book your space, call


and speak with a classified rep today!

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Did you know... If you place an ad in one classification, you get the second classification 1/2 price.

Call the Capital News 250-763-7114

ACE Of Spades. Hedge & shrub pruning, rototilling, mowing, lot clearing, small tree removal. Insured & experienced. Michael, 250-878-1315

Landscaping BARK Mulch, good quality top soil & landscape supplies, Sun-oka Valley Transport Ltd. 2696 Kyle Rd. Open Mon. Sat. 8-5pm, 250-769-9094 We Deliver. DIGGINOLES N SHIFTINSTUFF. Pickup & delivery service. Rubbish & recycling removed. Landscape, building supplies & Hay delivered, small equipment transferred. 1ton pickup, 14ft Dump trailer & 20ft Flat bed trailer. Yes we work weekends!! For quality work at reasonable rates, phone Ian 250-864-2339 Landscapes Unlimited; retaining walls, decks, deck coverings, lawns, all your landscapes needs in one call, 24-7, 250-462-3472


Misc Services

Moving & Storage

Rockwalls Falling Down?20 yr exp. Complete fix new & old? All res.& comm.lanscp Jay@250-215-4956 Rock sale TREMBLAY’S EXCAVATING retaining walls, full landscaping. Exc/Bobcat.250-979-8033

*SOME Assembly Required* We provide assembly and installation for your home or business project, no matter how small. Furniture, electronics, BBQ, lighting, fencing and much more. 250-491-4991

JOE’S MOVING.reasble rates fully equip’d trucks, local-long dist, no job too small470-8194 NORTH END Moving Service Local/Long Distance. Truck returning empty Calgary, end of July. Discount 250-470-9498

Machining & Metal Work

Moving & Storage

Painting & Decorating

GET BENT Metal Fab, fences, gates, railings, security bars,

AAA Best Rates Moving $59+. “Why Pay More” Short/Long Distance. Free Est. Res/Comm, 861-3400

Misc Services

C & C LANDSCAPING. Rock walls, irrig, bobcat, design etc.lic’d ins Call 250-212-2692

QUALITY Landscape Maintenance, Comm. & Res. yard maint. hedge & shrub pruning, weekly mowing, sprinkler repair. Free est. 250-212-1024

ALL KINDS OF FENCES, 6x8 Cedar panels starting @ $65. Gates & custom orders, stainning, EXCAVATOR For Rent Hitatachi Zaxis75 rubber track. attachments hydraullic thumb blade, clean + dig buckets. & rock hammer Call for details 250-681-9922or 250-863-0218

Garage Sales

Garage Sales

Garage Sales

ASPEN LANDSCAPING. Retaining walls & Landscape Projects 250-317-7773.

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

0 TIME To Paint. Best rates Seniors Discount, Call G. Hunter Painting 250-317-5995 110% P&D Painting serving Western Canada for 32years. Clean quality work at reasonable rates seniors discount call Derek 250-769-0228 or 250-801-7382 Arrow Painting Ext / Int. Local references 25 years. Exp. Summer specials. Senior discounts call Zibi 250-317-3799 or email: BLAIS Painting Int./ext. painting, Res./Comm, Repaint Specialist. Insured! 250-801-1439

Garage Sales

Garage Sales

DAN-MEL MOVING. 16’’ One ton 7x12 Trailer. Local/Long Haul. Bonded/Insured. Dan 215-0147/250-766-1282.

Rain e for Insuranc Sale Garage s is Package xtra e $2 or $4 for k as details!

Painting & Decorating DALE’S PAINTING Service. Painting Kelowna a better place since 1982, 862-9333 PSALMS 34-A Better life Company. Quality Painting. Sensible rates. 250-869-5874 SPARBOSSA PAINTING Trained professionals getting the job done right the first time! Book now for July & Aug. & receive 10% off! 250-863-2249


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

Pressure Washing OKANAGAN Pressure Washing. Comm/Res. Fully ins’d. Dave, 250-491-1336

Roofing & Skylights A to Z Roofing Ltd. Spec in reroofing, asphalt, cedar, flat roof. Guaranteed Work. WCB, BBB. Gary 250-899-3999. BERTRIM Contracting Co. New roofs, reroofs, roof conversion & repair & general home maint. Bonded & insured. 28yrs exp. Free est. Call 250-768-9675 OKANAGAN Roofing All roofing repairs, maint., & reroofs. Warranty on all work Free Est. 769-1100, 878-1172 TEAM GERMAN MASTER ROOFER. Over 30yrs exp. in all kinds of roofs. New Reroof & Repair. 2 yrs tradesman warranty. Free estimate. Call Steffen, 250-863-8224 Master & Visa Card welcome.

Rubbish Removal

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#1 AFFORDABLE! we load, or U load Bin Rentals, Complete/part Demolition, Insured 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


LARRY’S LITTLE DUMPER We haul little loads of anything, landscaping materials, & Junk to the dump Call 250-718-1114 ✔✔✔

THAT GUY & His Work Truck LTD. Junk Removal & Bin Rentals 10,15 & 20 yard Bins. We haul EVERYTHING Home or Jobsite, Renovations Cheapest rates in the Valley 250-575-5383

A 49.99 1/2ton truck. Load junk & yard waste. Haul away special. Will haul just about anything. Cal Cal 250863-7539 ANYTHING you can’t haul Give me a call! Edson’s Haul & Dump (1 Ton ) 250-718-1595 BOB’S ONE TON. Clean-up, 25yrs satisfied customers. 765-2789, 861-0303 pgr DIGGINOLES N SHIFTINSTUFF. Pickup & delivery service. Rubbish & recycling removed. Landscape, building supplies & Hay delivered, small equipment transferred. 1ton pickup, 14ft Dump trailer & 20ft Flat bed trailer. Yes we work weekends!! For quality work at reasonable rates, phone Ian 250-864-2339 SKYHIGH DISPOSAL 250808-0733 Junk Removal & Disposal Bins Need that space cleaned out? We can help. We can remove anything that you no longer need. Furniture, appliances, demolition waste & more SMALL Hauls. Truck for hire. Rubbish, Small Moves, Boat Hauling 864-0696 Reza

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

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

Swimming Pools/ Hot Tubs X L Pool & Spa. Service, Repairs, Maint. & Tile. Pool Start ups, Reason rates. Call Steve Rogers: 250-768-4852 or 250317-5728

Tiling SUPERIOR Tile. 250-8683221. 3-1905 Evergreen Crt. End of spring clearance on tiles. 12x12, 13x13 etc.

TILE Setter. Artistic Ceramics. Custom tile setting. Call 250870-1009 TILE & Stone Installations Quality Installation. Reasonable rates. Free estimate call 250-826-5432

Tree Services 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1 All Exterior Hedge & Tree Service. Affordable Pricing on downsizing, trimming, pruning, bracing or Sculpturing of hedges, shrubs and trees. Also professional removals. Fully Insured. For guaranteed quality service call Dave 250-212-1716. FULL Tree Service Expert, Certified Faller. Excellent Rates, 18yrs Exp. Insured (250)765-3577, (250)801-0193 ROB’S Tree Care Ltd. For all your tree care needs...Insured & Cert. WCB. 250-212-8656 STANS CHIPPING. Tree Removal & Chipping. Free Est. 808-2447. Licensed & Insured. Tree Stump Removal Also hedges and small trees call Tim(250)860-1494

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

Welding METAL Fabricating, gates, fountains, metal art, hot rods. 250-575-0505. Quality work

Window Cleaning SPARKLING WINDOWS By Butlers’ Choice - High Detail Insured - Licensed - Free Estimates - Screens Dusted & More - Renew Your View Greg @ 250-212-3117. Window & Gutter Cleaning Call Total Home Care 250718-2963 or 250-826-5363

Feed & Hay *HAY SALES GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763.

Livestock VALLEYWIDE MEATS BC insp.30 slaughter plant Processes all livestock Call to book your animals (250)838-7980 Enderby, BC

Pets New Zealandheading dog puppies,very smart,easy learning, good family pet for active family,1st shot/deworming $300. 250 547 6253. PUG puppies, CKC Reg., vaccinated, microchipped, dew claws, 6 weeks of free pet insurance $1000. (250)8339123 TRINITY SHEPERDS 5th generation, long & medium coated Sheperd pups. Blk, Blk & tan, red or brown sables, ivory, straight backs, old world style. 10wks. All shots. Health cards. Wormed. View parents & geneology tree. $500. Lots of references. 250-547-9763. Trinity Sheperds has rescue dogs (Sheperds) needing good homes. $250 for costs spayed or neutered. All shots. Acreage homes preferred. 250-547-9763. WOLF_HYBRID Cubs available now. Sun Valley Wolf Kennels 250-765-4996 www.

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Misc. for Sale

$100 & Under

$300 & Under

Acreage for Sale

Older GE stove with cast elements (almond) in excellent working cond.250-808-1638 VERY attractive fluffy kittens 12weeks old all fixed and vacinated .Donations to Humane Society Please call 250-7625238 VERY healthy, strong male Lab/Cross to homeowner with land. Info at 250-762-4386

BRAND new 5 stage reverse osmosis water filtration system. Retail price: $795. Now: $250. Call 250-863-1544 MOVING BOXES NEEDED. PLEASE CALL: 250-808-3614 LVE MSG

WOMEN’S Raleigh 21 speed bike, good shape. $100. 250762-2737.

MAYTAG, white fridge, 18cu’ Maytag white self-clean stove, asking $300/bth.250-470-7733

$200 & Under

$400 & Under

13.9 tree’d acres, Edgewood, min’s from Arrow Lake. Offers over $99,000, financing considered. 250-269-7492

2 air conditioners. Wall or window, $100ea obo. 250-7639482 Black Leather Western Dress riding boots with mule hide uppers Excellent cond.Size 10,19”H spur shelf- new soles ask about the secret history of the boots $150 (250)762-0763 COMPUTER System, Windows, Internet ready,exc cond, $200. 250-869-2363 Kelowna DARK Green love seat & matching chair, $150. 250765-6827. JVC Surround System dvd/cd am/fm Excellent working cond. $150 obo (250)763-5899

BLK cab height truck canopy, fits 1980-1996 Ford longbox PU. $400 obo. 250-215-3082 KNECHTEL solid maple buffet & hutch + dining table, 6chairs. $400. 250-470-7733


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KITCHEN cabinets, flat panel, 20’ upper, 18’ lower, $600. Also new 2.5x6’ Argon gas filled window, $100. Call 250808-5300 PLYWOOD. 3/4” 4x8 sheet of Maple veneer, good both sides. $50. You pick up. 250769-0415. Leave message

Farm Equipment 855 MF Baler; #10 MF Baler; 4’ PTD Howard rotortiller; 500 gal fuel tank & Att.; 8’ X 16’ “H” steel 3/8x4x4 cattle guard; 1 ton Cap. Livestock grain feeder; 3 tons/hr grain roller PTO; Grain Aieger & Conveyor; 16’ seed drill-grain, hayseed, fertilizer; 1 ton fertilizer & spreader; 10’ roller packer; 440 John Deere Crawler; Bale elevator; Hay forks; Welder & Acetylene torches; 14’ double desks. Call 1 (250)992-2294 TWO OLDER FARM TRACTORS IN GOOD CONDITION. 8N Ford and Harry Ferguson. Both have blades, 3 point hitch, and tow bar. One has chains, one has forks. $2000 & $2500. 250-769-4662.

Firearms Browning A bolt 300WM CZ Brno 30-06 w/scope. Rem. SPS Tactical 308 w/scope $750.each. 410 Bolt Shotgun $125 ( 250)-215-1611 WEBER & MARKIN Gunshop & Gunsmiths, one of Okanagan’s competent gunshops, GLOCKs, SKS’s & ammo, clays, quality firearms buy & sell, repairs, bluing, customizing, 4-1691 Powick Rd, Kel., 250-762-7575, Tues-Sat 10-6

Food Products Farm raised, grain fed side of beef, 1/4’s & 1/2, $2.65/lb, CWF. 250-546-6494

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AGILITY stuff, weave poles. Table & teeter for small dogs. 250-764-7441 FREE Pick-up of used bicycles that you no longer want. Ok if need repair 604-800-2104 FREE Removal of snowmobiles, sea doo’s, boats, trailers 250-899-1212, 250-215-8907 FREE RV water tank & RV toilet, also white bathroom toilet. Call 250-861-8907 FREE vehicle removal for recycling only, cars, trucks, vans. No registration, no problem. Call Larry 250-540-0303. Lumber for trellis’s birdhouses &sm. projects, plywood peices campfire wood, and lumber (250)491-3391 MOVING BOXES NEEDED. PLEASE CALL: 250-808-3614 LVE MSG York Mega Max weight lifting set plus bench (250)712-9753

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Furniture 6PC Cherry sleigh bdrm set. Queen bed, dresser, mirror, chest, 2 night stands. New!! Still boxed. Worth $5000, Sell $1295 Can deliver. Call 250550-6648 AT A CLICK of a mouse, is your local source to over 300,000 businesses! LARGE Selection of Gently Used Furniture; Tables & Chairs from $99, Loveseats $99 Sofa Sets $199. OK Estates Furniture and More 3292 Hwy 97N beside Sheepskin Boutique 250-807-7775 NEW 3-pc Sectional Sofa w/ottoman, In orig. pkg. Worth $1499, Must Sell $899 250550-6648 can deliver

Misc. Wanted FLAT patio pavers bricks etc..will pick up. Truck canopy for 91 Chev.1/2 ton, full box (250)764-4470 MOVING BOXES NEEDED. PLEASE CALL: 250-808-3614 LVE MSG

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

$100 & Under

12”x2” bamboo ratan shelving/ bookcase, $15, like new. 250-764-2445 130x67” black bamboo shelving/ bookcase, $40. 250-7642445 3’X5’ white kitchen table w/leaf, very good cond., $15. 250-764-2445 4 chrome & leather lounge chairs, $25ea. 250-764-2445 AIR Mattress, sng, like new, blue, bi pump, plush nylon $40obo.250-762-4367 aft 4pm BBQ, portable Big Boy, cast alum grill w/propane tank, $40. 250-763-8533 Black/Decker skill saw like new $20 (250)763-5732 Coleman Cooler holds 74 litres, keeps ice for days. $20 (250)763-5732 COLEMAN Space heater, suit cabin $50 (250)764-4265 Complete set of men’s golf clubs w/tailored made driver new bag $100 (250)763-5732 Cut glass pinwheel Vase 12” H $35 (250)764-4265 Folding card Table with 4 folding chairs $60 250-7644265 High quality Broyhills camel back loveseat, $50. 250-7642445 HUMMINGBIRD fish finder in carrying case, $50 obo. 250763-8533 LARGE wooden wine rack, $75. 250-768-5951 LITTLE Tykes blue car bed, $100. Call 250-763-2724 Motorolla DCT2000 Digital Cable box. New. $100 obo (250)763-5899 Pair of Loveseats, mid century modern $100 (250)764-4265 PLYWOOD. 3/4” 4x8 sheet of Maple veneer, good both sides. $50. You pick up. 250769-0415. Leave message Propane barbeque incl.tank $60 (250)764-4265 RUBBERMADE closet parts, 5pcs. $80. 250-768-5951 TURQUOISE Swivel chair & ottoman, $100. 250-765-6827. WINE makers press for cherries & grapes, $45. 250-7638533



Heavy Duty Machinery 1991 Single axle gravel Truckinternational- 129,000 original miles, full trailer & snow plow connections, controls, diesel, DTA466 trans. fuller, RT6613 13spd manual, new paint job, certified, exc. cond. financing avail. $16,900. (250)309-2598 1993 2700 Linkbelt excavator full quarding, 2 buckets, thumb, cat walk, nice working machine, operating manual $21,950. (250)547-9395 A-STEEL Shipping Containers Super Sale On NowNew/Used/Damaged. BEST PRICES. 20,’24,’40,’45,’48,53’.Insulated Reefer Containers 20’40’48’. CHEAP 40’ Farmers Specials all under $2400! Semi Trailers for hiway & storage. We are Overstocked, Delivery BC & AB 1-866-528-7108 Call 24 hours.

Jewels, Furs HUGE Bling! 1.4 square cut diamond ring. $10,000. Call 250-764-8119

Medical Supplies MEDICAL Health Medi-chair Power lift $2000 Hospital power bed $400. all in good cond.(250)762-5345

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As Instructed by the Executors, Dodds Will Auction a Large Quantity of Antiques & Collectables Partial List Includes Dining & Bedroom Suites, Oak Hall Stand, Oak Barber Chair, Upholstered Furniture, Hand Knotted Carpets, Occ Tables, Bed Frames, Lamps, Floor & Table Radios, Wall & Mantle Clocks, Gramophone, China Cabinets, Sign Advertising, Collection of Crocks, Oil Lamps, Confession Booth, China, Silver, Figurines, H.B. Blanket, Books, Mag, Framed Paintings & Prints, Cast Iron Stoves, Wagon Wheels, Plus much Much More

Dodds Auction 3311 - 28th Avenue, Vernon • 250-545-3259 All goods subject to 10% buyers premium + HST

Sale conducted by Dodds Auction Vernon 250-545-3259

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5 Good 8.75x16.5 Uniroyal tubeless tires. $210. 250-8602700 CENTRAL vaccuum. Powerful. Elec hose/attach. $299 no tax. (250)869-2947 COMPUTER LAPTOP, Windows, wireless, excellent cond, $300.869-2363 Kelowna DARK Green leather swivel recliner rocker, $300 250-7656827.

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Apt/Condos for Sale

AFFORDABLE Acreage! Nicley updated 4bd home, dbl garage, fabulous views, convenient location! $735,000. MLS Charlene Bertrand, Colwell Banker, Horizon Realty, 250-870-1870

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Classified Ads Work! READY to build on this 3 acres in Whitevale area, Lumby. Flat, few trees, drilled well. Gas/hydro to driveway. Price $240,000 HST obo. 250-547-6932.

Apt/Condos for Sale

STOP PAYING RENT! Condos starting @ $99,000 Bad Credit OK Financing Available Call 1-877-509-9009 O’KEEFE2 Team @ Century 21 Kelowna

Garage Sales BLK. MTN July 24-25 8am6pm 1486 Wilmot Ave. Estate sale Fine quality furn. all Hshld. Everything must go! Car+ truck too!

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2Bdrm. 2 bath 55+ 5 appls.underground parking Capri location Very nice. please call (250)762-9265





Recently updated 1103 sq. ft. 2 brm condo has, fridge, stove, dishwasher and insuite laundry w/washer and dryer. Enclosed patio, cov’d parking, storage unit, a guest suite & in wall a/c unit. Close to bus rte. and Hwy #33. Steps from Tim’s. Well maintained building allows small pets, enjoys the 45+ lifestyle and has extremely low strata fees of $133.85 per month. Ground level access with no stairs to unit #108 at 200 Hollywood Rd. $186,868. Call 250-8621390 for more info and to view. For sale or trade near ubco/airport main flr. 2bdrm 2 baths 1256sqft totally reno’ed on Duck lake fees/$228 includes water 6 appls. , newroof + some furniture call 780458-2086 or 250-863-7525 THINKING OF SELLING? For a confidential, no obligation, free market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-762-9446 or 250-860-1100 anytime.

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3 apt.”s for rent in Granada Gardens for Aug 1. ranging fr. $800-$850/mth(250)765-6578

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ARNDT ORCHARDS U-pick Cherries 1555B Teasdale Rd. Open 8am-6pm Daily BLACK CURRANTS Available now, U-Pick only. Phone before you come. (250)542-1032 Organic Gardens. 6721 Buchanan Rd. CHERRIES $2 (250)762-0599


CHERRIES. Anderson/ Booth Rd. in Ellison. $1.25 u-pick, $1.80 picked. Apple cider vinagar, $6/Litre. 250-765-5208

CHERRIES Bings Lapins Rainers, Vans,Stellas. U pick $1.00 lb & up, also picked 1115 Graf Rd. Rutland bench 250-317-2265 CHERRIES Glenmore 417 Valley Rd. Everyday 9am -5pm Now till the end of August. We take orders (250)869-6564 CHERRIES KEMF ORCHARD U-PICK 1409 Teasdale Rd. Mon-Sat, 8:30am - 6pm Sun 8am-3pm. Ph. orders (weekdays only) 250-765-1797 ORGANIC honey in exchange for icecream pails. Bill’s Honey Farm, 250-762-8156

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$300 & Under

$500 & Under

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Open 7days/wk, 10-6, Sunday: 10-5. Cherries, Raspberries, Strawberries & all sorts of veggies. Come meet the Friendly Farmer & the Grumpy Wife! 3254 McCulloch Rd. 250-869-0871

DON ‘O’ RAY VEGETABLES NOW OPEN 3443 Benvoulin Rd. Kelowna BC. 250-860-2557

9am-7pm Daily. Local blueberries, apricots, raspberries,brocoli, cherries, beets, spinach, basil, walawala onions, new potatoes, lettuce, peas, garlic, kale, lots of snacks and vegetables. Free run eggs too!

OLD MEADOWS ORGANIC FARM MARKET GRAND OPENING SATURDAY JULY 3rd. Fresh from our gardens & orchard are a wide selection of seasonal T2 organic fruits, vegetables, berries, you-pick herbs, flowers & farm eggs. We also carry a wide selection of other bc & local produce. 250-764-0931 4213 Gordon Drive. Mon-Sat 10-6 Sun 10-5


You pick Raspberries. Beets & Peas. Spinach. Steel Tomatoes Field cucumbers Walawala onions & Raspberries + so much more! Open Everyday, 10-6. 250-860-1121. 621 Glenmore Rd N.

QUALITY Sweet & Sour youpick Cherries. 2591 Butt Rd, Westbank. Call Andy 250-7682048 for orders.


SWEET Saskatoons, cherries, veggies, now at Gambell Farms. 12133 Okanagan Centre Rd East, Winfield. Call 250766-4036, 250-212-8770

Phone Bruce Duggan

250-766-2628 Gorges Cherries u pick $1.49 lb we pick $1.99 lb corner of Reid and Pooley we deliver (250)762-5469 ORGANICALLY sprayed sweet cherries. You-pick, 90¢ /lb. Bring containers to 2740 Gallagher Rd in Black Mnt.

U PICK Raspberries $1.40 a pound, in Winfield. 250-2125026 YOU-PICK Cherries. Stella variety. $5/icecream bucket. Call 250-491-0025

‘FRESH BLUEBERRIES’ For sale. Daily fresh hand-picked directly from the fields.

10lb box, $25.

For ordering please contact Gary at 250-317-3464 or by email at (Minimum order 10lbs.)

GORGES CHERRIES U pick $1.49lb We pick $1.99lb Corner of Reid and Pooley We deliver (250)762-5469


STRAWBERRIES NOW READY! 1900 Rutland Road We-pick all day 250-212-4431

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Commercial/ Industrial Property

Lots KIRSCHNER MOUNTAIN Large Building Lots from


Expressions of Interest Westbank Library Branch The Okanagan Regional Library is seeking expressions of interest to provide 6,000 - 10,000 square feet of turnkey commercial space in Westbank beginning spring 2011. Interested parties are asked to respond with full details including location, cost, and availability by no later than August 6, 2010 to

For Sale By Owner 1/2 Duplex, 3bd, 3bth, walk out bsmt, Canyon, Mnt & Lake view. $410,000. 250-707-0910 DESPERATE Seller. 2000sq’, 4bd, 3bth, den, non-legal suite, .21acre, 2 FP’s, huge deck, Lower Mission. 824 Hammer Ave. $426,900 obo Call 250-826-3311 DILWORTH MTN. ESTATES $679,900.00 DUPLEX. No stairs. Almost brand new. 3bd/2bth. Lrg yard. $384,900obo. 250-864-0601 Must sell condo/duplex in cenral Kelowna, starting at $95,000 call 250-860-9115

~ Spectacular Views. Bring Your Own Builder. Close to All Amenities. 250-862-0895

Mobile Homes & Parks Dbl. Wide modular home Cassoro Rd. 2bdrm 1 1/2 bath work shop. 4 appls..55+ NP $85,500 (250)860-6328

Recreational OKANAGANS BEST KEPT SECRET! Finally a waterfront development on Lake Okanagan at prices we can all afford! New homes to view from $199,000. 250-470-4179, 250-878-2096.

RV Sites SHUSWAP FALLS RV RESORT - SPECIAL UNTIL JULY 20 ONLY! Since you missed saving the HST, we’ll cover it for you on your purchase of a fully serviced RV Lot at this beautiful resort in the pristine North Okanagan, 22km E. of Enderby & 12km from Mabel Lake. Well treed, large lots w/many amenities for as little as $69,900, on the Shuswap River. Call Doug at 250-838-6261 or visit us at



Peachland,3727 Shaw Rd. 3bdrm. 3bath, Walkout Rancher, Inlaw suite potential, Central air, sewer, R/V parking. Only $525,000 250-878-2873 REVENUE Property or Family Home - 5bd, 2.5 bath, in-law suite, close to schools & shopping. For more details go to - Services - Real Estate - 295 Ziprick Rd or call 250-575-3919. SPACIOUS 2bd, 2bth 1230sq’, beautiful Sunrise Village, 45+. Offers accpt’d. 250-868-0715 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 3BD. 2ba. Fixer Upper w/big yard, ONLY $244,900. For a Free List of Foreclosures & Fixer Uppers call Lloyd @ MacDonald Realty 215-5607

MORTGAGE COACHING. I can teach you what you need to know. DAVE IVERSON 250-878-1541. WHITE HOUSE MORTGAGES JARDINES Rd, Winfield. Great view, over 1/3 acr 3bd, 2.5bth. $569,000. 250-766-9075 MORTGAGES LOW RATES. 5YR. 4.25% VARIABLE 1.9% Trish at 250-470-8324 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. WHY rent when you can own? 3 bdrm, recently updated mobile home. Westbank family friendly park, steps to the Lake. $1200/mo & Flexible down payment. Move in Today! Call Justin Re/Max Vernon at 250-540-3590.

Lots EXCEPTIONAL LAKEVIEW Lots from $160,000. Also; 1 panoramic 3 acre parcel. Owner financing. 250-307-2558

2bdrm, 1.5bath, new paint & carpet, 4appl, 2 parking $175,500. 250-558-8825 OPEN HOUSE in the MissionSUN. JULY 11 & 18 - 2-5pm $439,000- 1 level,Bright & elegant, detached townhome in “The Lexington” (45+)1570 sf. 2bd. 2ba. 2car garage, vaulted ceilings, fireplace. 1 blk. from beach, H20 & Greenway. Drop by 117-650 Lexington Dr. Sun. or call 250-764-7604 to view.

Apt/Condo for Rent 1BD apart., in newer building DT Westbank, lndry, 5appl, balcony, suitable for cpl or sngl adult. Aug 15. $595. Garry, 250-768-4383 1BD, backs onto Mill Creek, hwd floors, $825 incl utils. Call 250-878-9585 1BD+DEN Condo in Shannon Lake. 4 SS appls, insuite WD, incl ug prking, strge unit, guest suite & swimming pool. NS, NP. Avail Aug 1. $995. Call 250-317-2617 1BDRM + Den fully furnished. Hardwood floor, ceramic tile. washer & ryer, with balcony. Lake/creek views Avail. Sept 1 $1300/mth utils. incl. 1-(780)435-1187 2BD, 2bth new condo, NS, NP, WD, close to UBCO & golf course. Pool & fit rm incl. 250765-7899 or 250-212-9051 2BD, 2bth spacious 4yr old condo by Costco in Kelowna.$1100+utils.NS, NP. 250-495-5107, 250-689-3166 2BD.Condo,steps to City park, NS, NP, balcony, all utilities and cable included $1100 call 448-8783 / Evening. 860-4877 2BD lrg, furn’d/unfrn’d, 5 appl, by Spall. Ref’s, NS, NP,$1200 /$1000.vacant .250-718-8866 2BD, Nice loc., mins. fr. CNC Ctr., shops/lake f/s, dw, w/d, ac, crnr. unit, $1250/mo. Avail. July/Aug, 250-878-3278 2bdrm 2bath on Two Eagles golf course approx. 1100sq ft. granite counters stainless steel appls. Lakeview. NS $1300/mth (778)386-9299 2BDRM, $975 hydro, f/s, NO PETS, on Rutland Rd. South, Belgo Area, bus route, Avail. now. 250-491-3345, 869-9788 2 Bdrm. apt. Spacious, close to all amenities, NS, NP, 1yr lease, avail immed. incl heat. 250-763-6600 3BDRM, Winfield area. Backs onto range land, 4lvl split, $1550mo. +hydro, gas & water. NO PETS. Avail Aug 1st. Call 250-869-9788, 250-491-3345 Avail. immed. 1bdrm near downtown Vernon, newly reno’d, walking distance to all amenities, close to bus route, ns, np, $725/mo. Call Josh 250-308-1941 AVAIL. immed. 2bdrm, near downtown Vernon newly reno’d, walking distance to all amenities, close to bus route, ns, np, $900/mo. Call Josh (250)308-1941

Apt/Condo for Rent AVAIL. JULY 15/Aug 1. 2bdrm, 1.5 ba. $975/985 + util. Cats ok. Hwy #33&Gerstmar rd. Close to UBC-O, bus routes & shopping. Call 250 712-9812. manager@ LOWER MISSION: close to beach, CNC, H2O Ctr, greenway, newly renovated, 6 SS appl. wine fridge,1087 sq/ft 2 br,1 ba condo, main fl w/covered deck,1 parking stall + single car garage, no pets, av July 1, yearly contract $1200/mo. 250-808-8895 The Adderly 55+ 2bdrm 2 bath, underground parking, all appls, close to all ammenities Avail. Aug 1. $1050/mth. call Jim at : 1-780-297-2561

Commercial/ Industrial 1200SQFT. Shop on 1/4 acre, fully serviced & fenced, $1200. per mo. incl. property taxes. Light or heavy industrial use & storage. Westbank Industrial Park 250-769-7424 1/2 - 4 acre serviced, fenced industrial lots for lease. Light, heavy or industrial use including auto wrecker & storage. 7000sq’ serviced coverall shelter for storage or workspace or build to suit. Westbank Industrial Park. 250-769-7424 HWY 97N for lease 1acre of Industrial compounded yard, 250-765-3295 - 250-860-5239

Duplex / 4 Plex 1200SQFT 3Bdrm beside KLO campus, top flr. 4 appls.huge deck NS NP $1250 + utils. avail.July 15 250-317-1696 1BD. Lower unit in 4plex, in N. Glenmore, ns, np, Avail. July. 15th, 5 appl., priv. ent./patio, $800. For info 250-212-2603 2bdrm 1 bath 4 appl.window blinds + carport NP $975 + utils avail.Aug 1 (250)8608583 or 250-470-9295 2bd unit in 6-plex, newly reno’d, 1.5bth, Rutland area. $1000+utils. July 15. Pets neg., 250-681-1848 4BD, 2bth, 4appl. Family or adult. $1500+utils. NS, NP. Aug 1st. Near DT Kelowna. Call 250-769-6709 4 BD + DEN 2 ba black mtn 250-869-8504 $1370+util. 5 appl. 2 decks. lg yrd. school. NS.NP. 4 BEDROOM, 2 full bath duplex for rent. Includes living room + family room, fenced yard, garage parking. Quiet Rutland area. $1,200 plus utilities. Avail Aug 1. No dogs. Call Shane 250-870-8265 OLD Glenmore. 3bdr, 2ba, FP, ensuite lndry, close to amens, Aug 1st. $1250 250-763-7869

Mobile Homes & Pads WESTBANK. 3bd+ addition. Small pet ok. Aug 1. $900+ utils. 250-768-6773

Modular Homes $2200 minimum trade in value towards your low down payment on a brand new home at Sierras. Urban neighborhood. Park your car & walk to everything! Payments from $742,00 Bi-weekly O.A.C. We’ll consider all trades. Call Accent Homes 250-769-6614

Homes for Rent 1800 SQUARE foot architecturally designed, custom built bilevel in exclusive area. 2Bdrm, 2 Bthrm. Unfurnished. 5 minutes to downtown Summerland. Panoramic valley views. Amazing gardens and landscaping. Gardener supplied but gardeners welcome! Perfect for a couple. No pets or smokers. $1300/mo.+ utilities. References, credit checks and interview required. 780-4846088 or 780-920-9666 $2200 minimum trade in value towards your low down payment on a brand new home at Sierras. Urban neighborhood. Park your car & walk to everything! Payments from $742,00 Bi-weekly O.A.C. We’ll consider all trades. Call Accent Homes 250-769-6614 387 Fizit Ave 4Bdrm 2 baths Family room,w FP. sundeck, country style kitchen din/rm liv/rm 3appls. full garage NP NS nPrty’s, good worker + good person $1400/mth w/monthly inspections shared yard maint. Avail. now 250765-4594 or 250-317-4015

Homes for Rent 3BD, 2bth spacious mainflr house. Aug 1. No tenents dwn $1300.Wstbnk. 250-768-1314 3BD main. Blk Mnt. Hottub, patio, views, quiet people pls. Ref’s, 250-681-9086 $1100. 3 bdrm 2 car garage with deck 2 baths w/d dishwasher fridge /stove $1350/mth +utils NS.NP Avail.Aug 1 Must be working people. 250-870-8496 after 11am please. 3bdrm house 1 bath close to Mcculloch Station $1300/mth or 2Bdrm 2 bath mobile home $800/mth (250)864-7313 3bdrm Main flr. liv/rec room 3 baths. Close to all ammenities. Burne Ave. $1500+utils 250681-1848 4BD House, 2bth, in Rutland, 3appl, AC, NP, NS, Aug 1. $1400. 604-986-3581 4BDRM, West Kelowna,Smith Creek, 3 bath ,4 appls., 2 car garage, 2 decks, open plan , a/c, gas fireplace, NS. NP. $1600/mth avail. July15 or sooner. 250-767-9283 5BDRM off Westside Rd. $1600. +hydro & water NO PETS Avail. July 1. 869-9788 5bdrms 3 baths 2 kitchens very nice Lakeview , pets neg. laundry/hookup $2100+ utils. 250-681-1848 CENTRAL Westbank: 2 bdrm, family room, fenced yard, very clean. Avail now. $1290. 250768-0605, 250-808-8007. COUNTRY setting, 2 bdrm house, 1 bath, 4 appl, mature couple pref, NS, NP, no kids. $1000 plus utils & DD. Avail Aug 1 or 15. 250-765-9144. 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 GLENROSA, 3 bdrm Upper level 1.5 bth, all appl NS, NP, Available Now, $1300/mo+ 1/2 Util Ref required 250 878-1189 HOUSE for rent $2000 or 1bd suite, $800, also 3bd, 2bth upper flr $1300. 1396A Highland Dr South, near DT. Brand new house. NS, NP. Call 250863-5270 LOWER MISSION - Ranch style house, 3bdm, 2 bth, dbl gar, a/c, 6 appls, close to beach, schools, hospital and shopping. sml pets ok, $1,500/mo + Utilities, Avail August 1, (403) 836-9546 RANCHER in L. Mission. 3bd, 2bth, walking dist to schools, shops, bus route. 6’ crawlspace, shed, fenc’d yard. Aug 1. $1600+utils. NP, NS. Call 250-859-5970 SMALL House in L. Mission, NS, NP, 3bd 1bth, clean & quiet person wanted, avail Aug, $1300. 250-764-5381

Office/Retail 800 SQ ft.retail or office space East side of Asher Rd. 250765-9448 HWY 97 North, 1800-2800sf’ of retail, 2100sq’ of Office/Retail for lease. Rutland area 250-765- 3295, 250-860-5239

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

Rooms for Rent 1 furn’d bdrm in hospital area, cbl, utils incl, NP, Nparties, $500. 250-860-8031 1 FURN’D. Rm. DT area, cbl. & w/d, quiet, monthly avail. immed. 250-862-9223 Clean furn’d rms/suites DT core. utils incl. W/D. quiet male $475+ 250-300-0304 LOOKING for clean quiet roomate. NS, NP. $450+DD. Must be working. 250-801-5969 ROOMS. Shared kitchn, lndry, priv bth’s, AC. Kettle Valley. 250-864-6019, 250-764-3089 SMALL Cabin for rent, near Kelowna, furn’d, utils, cbl incl, sngl male only, $500. 250861-8907, 250-317-2546


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ACRES RV SITES Full hook-ups, TV etc. “Out of town but in town” Extended stay discounts TRAILER RENTALS 40ft. Exec. 5th wheel Ph: (250) 765-2580

FARM COUNTRY RV PARK IN N. KELOWNA beautiful, quiet country scenery. Full Hook-Ups. Reasonable rates 250-862-7448

Seasonal Acommodation 2800 Sq. ft. House with 3 bdrms, 1 bonus room (sleeps 8) Backs onto park,1 block to beaches, golf, Mission Creek Greenway $1950 per week, $485 per night 250-764-6135

Senior Assisted Living INDEPENDENCE with care. Bdrm w/cbl & own phone, 3 meals/snacks, lndry & housekeeping, transportation to Dr’s appnts. CPR & 1st aide certified. $1250/mo. 250-317-3341

Shared Accommodation 1500 sq ft with furniture private bath shared laundry,$700/mth (250)469-4056 ,250448-9088 CLEAN Roommate wanted NS, ND, ND. NP, $480/mth (250)860-8106 or 718-1621 New quiet home near UBCO female students. furnished rooms, share kit/laundry/bath need car 250-491-8177 or 250-215-1073 ROOM for rent, FS, WD, TV, $550/mo. Call 250-212-8909

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AUG 1. $800. Everything incl. Bach suite, share kit., gated comm., bus route, rec centre. 250-491-5078, 250-878-5013 August 1. 2bd, priv ent, no stairs, NS, NP. $750 incl utils. Call 250-765-2857 BLACK MTN. 2 bdrm. $ 800 + utils & laundry. Avail. Imediately (250)317-9953 BRIGHT ONE bed basement suite. shared laundry, sep entrance, util included. $700 a month. Available July 1. 250-768-5695 LOVELY 1 bdrm suite Lower Mission near bus route, beaches, shopping. 15 min to Ok College. $750 incl util, laundry, wireless. Ideal for student. Avail Aug 1. 250-7629194 or 250-868-8568. LRG 1bd bsmt suite, 1/2blk to beach/hospital. FS, WD, lrg yard, sep ent, utils incl. $900. 250-868-8874. LRG 2bd bsmt suite, close to OC, shopping & bus, utils incl, $1000. Immed. 250-763-2399 New reno’s nice 2bdrm walkout 1bath F/S W/D parking/yard $1050 incl/utils 250215-1073 or 250-491-8177 Upper Mission, self contained 1bdrm, suiteable for quiet single person. NS. NP. $725/mth utils incl. (778)477-5007 WINFIELD- bsmt suite, mature single working male, NS, NP. $525 util, cable incl. Ref’s. 250-766-0886.

Auto Accessories/Parts American Racing rims, 6 bolt pattern w/LTX AT Michelin tires. 265/75/R16 $1500 obo. 250-542-9538. FREE vehicle removal for recycling only, cars, trucks, vans. No registration, no problem. Call Larry 250-540-0303. LYLE’’S TOWING Free removal of unwanted vehicles. Pay up to $1000 for good vehicles. Lots of used parts for sale. 765-8537 REBUILT 6.9 diesel engine, motor, $1500, transmission, $500, ALT. $50, DR shaft, $50, new rad, $150. $2250 full price for all, have rebuilt bills to prove. 250-491-1227

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Suites, Upper 1BD grnd-lvl suite, Westside, beautiful, bright, 900sq’, wood laminate flrs, gas FP, patio, garden, $850 incl utils, net, cbl, lndry. July 15. NS, NP. Call 250-768-7434 2BDRM plus sunroom in West Kelowna, large deck, lake view, 6 appls. $1350 plus utils Call Rodger 250-769-7109 FOR rent in Winfield now, sm pets. Mn flr suite 2+bd. Deck/ view WD/ FS, hrdwd flrs, $1200 incl all. 10 mins to UBC, 250-766-1282 JULY 15, 1bd, hospital area, cbl, utils, fridge, DW, priv., new, NS, NP, 1person noly, $750. 250-860-8031 LUXURIOUS upper lvl house, 2bd, 2bth, dbl garage, cov’d deck, CA, FP, 6appl, fully furn’d, NP. Aug 15. 9.5 mo lease. $1750 utils incl. Kuipers Cres. 250-764-1601 NEW Reno’s, lg. 2bd, 1ba, WD, FS, DW, parking, patio. $1200 incl utils. Central loc. 250-215-1073, 250-491-8177

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250-862-8682 Suites, Lower 1300sq’ 2bd, 5appl, jetted tub, pool, utils, Sat incl. Lakeview Heights. NS, NP. Ref’s req’d. $1100. 250-769-7107 1BD bsmt suite, Glenmore, FS, WD, NS, NP. $750 utils incl. 250-808-2435 aft 5pm. 1BD., Lwr. lev., sep. ent., shr’d. w/d, must be working/student, cls. to DT, ns, nprtys, $700 incl. utils except cbl., 250-868-3565 1BD. New Upper Miss., cable/ac, int/util/wd incl., priv. prkng/ent., ns, np, $850.Avail now . 764-6383 1Bdrm suite for rent UBCO/ Airport area full bath W/D incl. utils.must be working person or student NP NS. Avail. now. $ 550/mth call 250-870-8496 2BD. Bright ste. all utils incl., 4appl., ns, np, $, Avail. now763-1924, 878-4225 2BD. LAKESHORE: W-Kel., hot tub, gym, pool, int/sat. $1100+utils. 250-863-1544 2BDRM Large Suite in Black Mountain NS/NP Utilities incl Separate Laundry, Mature & Resp. adults w/ref. $1000/- # 250-862-1842, 250-765-2668. 693 Mayfair Crt. 1bd suite, ground level, NP, NS, Nparties, avail now. $850 all incl. Every month inspection. Call 250-765-4594, 250-317-4015

2BD, 1bth, lndry rm, 6appl, 1200sq’, $1000+DD. July 15/ Aug1. Parkinson Rec Centre area. Call 250-317-7431 3BD, 2.5bth TH. July 15. Gas heat, 5appl, dbl carport, NS, NP, CA, ht’d pool, tennis crt, $1600.1yr lease.604-908-4580 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.

Want to Rent Lady seeking room in house to rent .Private bathroom. NS Quiet. References available call 250-762-2022 THE BRIDGE YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES is seeking a home share arrangement for a young adult who requires structure, routine and life skills support. You will receive remuneration in addition to room and board. A counsellor will provide ongoing support. A criminal record search and home study are required. Send resume and cover letter to: The Bridge Youth & Family Services, 1829 Chandler Street, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 3Z2, fax to 250-763-4910, or info@thebr idgeser Quote posting 1B05-005-2010.

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OUR CARS LAST! 1982 Pontiac J2000, 4df Sedan, $600obo. Only 119,000 kms, auto, PS, no rust, very clean. New brakes and battery. Call 250-491-3103 1983 Pontiac Grand Prix, t-top roof, 1-owner, collector plates. $5000. 250-769-1819 1987 BMW 325 IS, HT/ST, blk ext., blk leather int., auto, 183,000kms, excellent cond. Asking $6000. 250-763-6342 1992 Dakota V8 Customized very good cond.extra cab with canopy $3800 obo (250)2957705 1995 Mazda Protege, $800 obo. Needs some TLC. Call 250-718-8801 1996 VW Golf, 4dr, mechanically good, needs some TLC $1300. 1999 Ford Expedition, Eddie Bauer Edition Lmt. New tires & brakes, $2500. Call 250-859-6003 1998 Audi A4 quattro, V6, 5spd, $4700 obo. 250-3071215. 1998 Mercury Mystique, auto, 4cyl, 172k, loaded, summer/ winter tires, beautiful shape. $2900. 250-767-6216 2001 Ford Taurus SE Exc. Cond. AC/PW/CD Cruise,new tires/brakes.155K’s $5000 obo 250-718-1595 2002 Ford Taurus,A/C P/W, 90,000kms. Good cond. $4500 250-763-4262 AT A CLICK of a mouse, is your local source to over 300,000 businesses!

Cars - Sports & Imports 2002 Lincoln LS sporty, rare, 5spd manual, loaded, 100k, great shape, $7000 firm. (250)503-0211 MERCEDES 230SLK Ex. cond., sport convertible, 140K, only $12,000. 250-469-4056

Cars - Sports & Imports 2002 MAZDA Protege5, A/C, power everything, remote start, 134k. Great shape with two sets of tires. $8500 obo 212-5742 2004 HONDA CIVIC 2dr 5spd, Black. Only 84,000Kms, clean, keyless entry, CD, ipod plug in, Alarm, PW, sunroof. Winter & summer tires both on steel rims! DEAL- $8888. 250-5402559 2007 Toyota Yaris 2dr HB 5spd $7475. 05 Toyota Matrix, TRD 5spd, air, $9975. 07 Toyota Yaris 4dr Sedan, auto, air, p/w, p/l, $10,975. Government inspected rebuilt vehicles Lego Auto Sales, Vernon, 2500-260-4415 IMMACULATE 2006 Mazdaspeed 6, 53k, 274hp, turbo, 6spd, AWD, 18” wheels, Bose stereo, HIDs, CAI & power all. $22,900.Dexter, 250-717-7776


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Recreational/Sale 1991 TRAVELAIR, 19.5’ 5th wheel trailer, very clean, gently used, sm. easy tow unit, full fridge, 3pc bath, . $6900. 250765-8636 eves & weekends. 1993 27.5’ Escaper, 5th wheel, clean, new batteries. $8000. 250-547-2362 evenings.

1999 Okanagan 21ft Ultra Lite hardly used, dual axel, elec. brakes, 3500lbs, full bath, micro., $13,500, 250-492-2170 2001 Northern Lite Queen Classic. 8.5 camper. North South bed. Lots of storage $13,700. ( 250)-768-9525 2006 Class C Motorhome 31’ low k, $47,500 obo. 250-3084747 2006 Cougar 5th Wheel, 276 EFS, 10’ slide, $20,000. 2005 Ford 350 diesel crcab, 120,000 miles, blue book: $27,500, sell $25,000. Call 250-765-9696


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1981 Yamaha 650 Maxum, black/chrome, restored, $2000 obo. 250-470-7291 1986 250cc, Honda Elite Scooter, 1500miles, new tires, brakes, battery, Looks & runs great. $1400 (250)545-2162 2002 Harley Davidson Silver Super glide. Lowered shocks + seat. 49431km. Alarm $11,500 firm (250)860-0550 .+ extras 2002 Honda Shadow 750, custom cruiser, v-twin, 5 speed, liquid cooled, yellow with lots of chrome, only 5600 km, show room condition, garage kept. Quick sale $4500. Can email pictures. Call to view 250-317-2951 2002 Suzuki SV 650 S, $4250. Very low kms. To view call 250-878-2318 2008 H.D. Softail Classic, low kms, like new, lots extras. Call for more info (250)545-6854 $AVE E-SCOOTER $ALE *Brand New* E-Scooters $779 Kids Dirtbike/ATV Start@$299 Adult@$1499 Buggy,UTV,etc 1-866-203-0906/250-863-1123

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SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equipment. $3.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288

Trucks & Vans 1982 Silverado, brand new motor, excl cond., new tires, canopy. $3000obo. 868-3111 1993 Nissan 4x4, runs very good, $3450. Call 250-4845676 1998 Dodge Caravan, 260K, new transmission & tires (2sets) $2000 (250)546-8027 2002 F250 V8, white, 254K, 4WD, AC, AM/FM/CD stereo, PW/L, tilt, cruise, cloth int, recent detail, overhead racks & toolbox incl. $6500 obo. Call 250-979-2993 2004 F350 XLT diesel crew cab, long box, AM/FM stereo, AC, 6L diesel, 184K, loaded, toolbox, roof rack, good tires, $14,900 obo. 250-979-2993

Off Road Vehicles 2006 Polaris Quad, 800cc, engine chipped, plenty of power c/w rear seat, windsheild, winch, good cond., $6500 obo. Call Jim, 250-766-5080 2007 SUZUKI RM-Z 250, 4-STROKE, ORIGINAL TIRES STILL ON BIKE. SCORPION RAD GUARDS, MOOSE LEVER GUARDS, 2-AIR FILTERS, CHANGED OIL EVERY FEW RIDES, RUNS GREAT! $4700. JEFF 250-938-0913

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1988 Class “C” 28ft. Motorhome Very Good Cond. Ford Chassis only 46,000 Km. $12,000 call: 250-860-4102 or 250-860-2501 1990 Dodge Roadtrek, 19’, 144k, 318ci engine, handles & rides well, new tires & shocks, washroom w/toilet, newly painted - silver, 2 single beds, 250-542-9948 reason for selling; owner over 80. $8500

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CUISINE from Jude’s kitchen Four chefs Planning meals by the seasons just makes sense, in order to capitalize on the fresh local produce that’s available at different times of the year. However, I’m not sure that Evaleen Jaager Roy’s new book Four Chefs, One Garden: Seasons of West Coast Living, is an awfully good example of that, despite what the title suggests. This book was the result of a sabbatical for Roy from boardrooms and blackberrys; a year spent focussing on her garden in West Vancouver and the shifting seasons reflected in it, along with seasonal food from her kitchen—away from the stress of city life. I confess to being a bit confused about whether the book is about gardening, cooking, photography or philosophy, and they’re a difficult bunch to knit together in a cohesive fashion. So, I had a friend take a close look at it and offer her thoughts, in case I’d missed something.Her comment was quite frank: “It’s a hodgepodge—gardening, philosophy (from both the garden and the kitchen), poetry, recipes, self-examination made public—even society manners. It’s multi-tasking gone terribly amok!” She said she’d have felt badly if she’d been drawn in by some of the lovely layout and photography and the fact there are some very wellknown chefs and gardeners who have contributed recipes and tips to it, then paid for it and been disappointed on closer inspection. Anyway, you’ll have an opportunity to discuss her philosophy and her garden, and perhaps her love of cooking, because she’s coming to town to do some book signings Thursday, July 22, at Quail’s Gate Estate Winery and Friday, July 23 at Mosaic Books, from noon to 2 p.m. Contributing chefs include Michel Jacob, Umberto Menghi, Hidezaku Tojo and Vikram Vij, while Brian Minter, Roy Jonsson and Bill Vander Zalm contributed gardening info. We decided to try one of Umberto’s recipes, and even that was a little disappointing, I’m afraid. However, I’ve included it here, and hope you add a few fresh herbs or something to give it a bit more of a kick.

Avocado, Tomato, Crab, Ginger & Grapefruit Salad Chef Michel Jacob's recipe would make a very colourful salad with an interesting combination of flavours and textures. 2 avocados 2 tomatoes 4 butter lettuce leaves 1 pink grapefruit


1 lb. (454 g) Dungeness crabmeat 3 tbsp. (45 ml) mayonnaise 1 tbsp. (15 ml) lemon juice 1 tsp. (5 ml) grated fresh ginger 1/4 tsp. (1 ml) salt freshly-ground black pepper


1/3 c. (75 ml) olive oil

2 tbsp. (30 ml) red wine vinegar 1 tbsp. (15 ml) Dijon mustard salt and freshly-ground black pepper Peel avocados and cut in half. Thinly slice. Half tomatoes and thinly slice. Fan tomato and avocado slices on opposite sides of four serving plates. Place butter lettuce leaf in the centre of each plate. Combine cooked and chilled crabmeat with mayonnaise, freshly-squeezed lemon juice, very finely minced fresh ginger, salt and pepper, in a bowl. Fold together to blend. Spoon equal amounts on top of the butter lettuce leaves. Combine vinaigrette ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to blend. Add salt and pepper to taste. Spoon a ribbon of the mustard vinaigrette over the tomatoes and avocados. Peel and cut the grapefruit into segments and garnish the salad with them. Serves 4.


Umberto's Seafood Fettuccine Chef Umberto Menghi is renowned for his food. I did omit the water, because I used tinned plum tomatoes and there was lots of liquid already. We really enjoyed tbe 2008 Fork in the Road Oliver Block 212 White with this. It's smooth and rich, but a bit spicy. 4 oz. (250 g) fettuccine 1 tbsp. (15 ml) unsalted butter 1 tbsp. (15 ml) olive oil 2 shallots, finely diced 2 small carrots, chopped 1 stalk celery, coarsely chopped 4 cloves garlic, sliced 1 tsp. (5 ml) minced fresh thyme salt and freshly-ground black pepper 1/2 c. (125 ml) dry white wine 1 c. (250 g) chopped tomatoes 4 small sea scallops 4 medium-sized shrimp 4 large mussels, scrubbed 4-6 large clams, scrubbed 2 small calamari strips or rings 4 dashes Tabasco sauce 1 c. (250 ml) warm water

Boil fettuccine in a large pot of salted water until al dente. Drain and rinse under cold running water to stop the cooking. Drain again and toss with a little oil to prevent sticking. Set aside. Combine butter and oil in a large heavy skillet. Add shallots, carrots, celery and minced thyme. Saute for two minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add wine and tomatoes and cook for two more minutes or until it begins to bubble. Add all the shellfish, discarding any mussels or clams that have already opened. Season with salt and pepper. Add Tabasco and water. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook for about two minutes or until mussels and clams have opened. Discard any that do not open. Using a slotted spoon remove shellfish to a heated bowl. Reduce remaining liquid in the skillet for two more minutes. Add cooked fettuccine to hot sauce and gently toss until sauce is absorbed by the pasta. Transfer fettuccine to a large heated serving platter or bowl and spoon the cooked shellfish over top. Makes 2 main courses or 4 appetizers.

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It wasn’t that long ago that water utilities across the Okanagan were sounding the alarm about drought conditions, but it’s amazing what a lot of rain and a big fire can do. Despite the recent hot weather, all water purveyors on the west side of Okanagan Lake are now letting their customers water their lawns as much as local bylaws allow. Westbank Irrigation District (WID), Lakeview Irrigation District (LID), the regional district, Westbank First Nation (WFN) and the District of Peachland have all adopted the same levels of water restrictions in recent years.

That means stage 1 restrictions for WID customers are the same as in Peachland. As of Wednesday, all water utilities on the Westside except the regional district were at stage one, the second least restrictive stage. “We are still in stage two,” said Bruce Smith, regional district communications coordinator. Unlike other Westside water utilities, which change their restrictions as required, the regional district sets its water restrictions on a calendar basis. The regional district looks after water systems in the Trepanier Valley, Westshores and Killeny Beach areas. “From June 16 to September 15, it is twice weekly sprinkling for those systems,” said Smith, noting

the regional district reserves the right to further restrict water use if the need arises. The Trepanier Valley system gets its water from Trepanier Creek and Westshores and Killiney get water from Okanagan Lake. WID had its water system at stage two, meaning outdoor watering only twice per week and on specified days, up until just a few days ago. “The improved snow pack encountered this past winter (86 per cent of average) and cooler and wetter spring has significantly improved our water supplies going into the irrigation season,” said Brian Jamieson, WID general manager, said. “The extended freshet has meant that we are still benefiting from run-




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Fair success leaves organizers ‘dazed’ Dave Preston CONTRIBUTOR

If Len Thordarson gets any happier, he just might burst. Westside Daze, held over four days last week, is just a memory for most, but it’s a very, very sweet memory for the organizing committee president who now has nine festivals under his belt. “I was thrilled with how things went and I think it was a wonderful, wonderful weekend,” said Thordarson. Committee members are on a two-week vacation from Westside Daze business but Thordarson could hardly contain his exuberance talking about the 2010 edition of the Westside’s biggest summer event. “The most enjoyable thing was seeing the families out there enjoying themselves and participating in all of the events that were going on,” Thordarson said.

A car show held during the event went off nicely, according to Thordarson, who noticed about half of the entrants were new to the show this year. Okanagan (aboriginal) Day was first introduced to Westside Daze in 2009 and Thordarson said the Friday show last year didn’t quite produce the turnout organizers were hoping for. This year it was held on the Sunday and that made for a big difference in crowd size. “I think we probably more than doubled the attendance,” said Thordarson. “The exhibits were just fantastic.” Exhibitors were very knowledgeable on local native history, according to Thordarson, who called the native stage show “first class.” “People came and didn’t get out of their chairs,” said Thordarson. “They stayed the afternoon.”

Westside Daze is a truely Westside event and Thordarson called it a “one of a kind” situation where two different governments work together to hold a festival. “It’s such a wonderful relationship, kind of unique,” said Thordarson. Big crowds turned out for the Friday night Beatles tribute concert and the Saturday night ABBA tribute concert. “Seeing young kids dancing in front of the stage, that was very heartwarming,” said Thordarson. He added the annual Westside Daze parade had about the same number of entries as last year but there were more multipleunit entries, so the total number of floats that went by the crowds was up. “Everyone I talked to had fun at the midway,” he said, despite the fact there were some complaints made about a lack of day passes for rides. “I don’t know where

they got their information from,” said Thordarson. “To the best of my knowledge, there were daily wristbands available.” West Coast Amusements has four travelling shows and this year one standing contract changed dates for their event, forcing the amusement company to split the four shows into five, said Thordarson. That meant a couple of rides fewer than normal at Westside Daze. “Next year they’re coming back with more rides and a bigger show,” said Thordarson. The annual fireworks show took place Saturday evening and Thordarson said his committee held them then, instead of Canada Day, on purpose. “We don’t want to compete with Peachland and Kelowna,” he said. In a week, committee members will get together and talk about what worked and what didn’t at the 2010 show.


THIS YEAR’S edition of Westside Daze had organizers singing its praises as they start to look ahead to next year’s event. In September, they will attend a retreat where plans for the 2011 show will be hammered out. “It’s always a work in progress,” said Thordarson, who added his committee is always trying to improve the entertainment every year. “We will continue with the car show and the kids fair,” said Thordarson. “We’re going to expand the Battle of the

Bands and we’re making arrangements for the Motocross to continue. That was a real hit.” Aboriginal Day will be back next year in an expanded form, said Thordarson. “It’s here to stay as long as people come out and enjoy.” Thordarson said Westside Daze could not happen without the generosity of sponsors and his committee is dedicated to

making sure that everyone in a family, from young to old, has something to do during Westside Daze. As for anything new on the horizon, Thordarson gave just a hint. “One thing we’re looking at will be quite spectacular when we put it together. We have been researching it for three years. It will be a local thing, extraordinary and very unique.”


Longer council terms in British Columbia make sense


he provincial CITY elected members of government CONFIDENTIAL a municipal counsays it will imcil about a year to get plement all 31 recup to speed. With oneommendations of a third of their term used task force that looked for that, there is not a at municipal election lot of time left to effect rules. Alistair change before councils One of the biggest Waters and the mayor have to changes for a growing head back to the polls municipality like West and face what can be a Kelowna will be the move to fourfickle voting public. year terms for mayors and councillors As has been seen in other munifrom the current three-year terms. cipalities, if an issue drags on and is The extra year will not only help controversial, it can be fundamentally with continuity, it will also give fuchanged, or killed, if there are a subture municipal councils more time stantial number of new council memto not only plan, but implement the bers elected between the time the plans they make. And that should lead issue goes to council and is finally apto more orderly development in some proved. communities. West Kelowna councillors have Right now, it takes most newlyonly to look across the lake at the fi-

asco that was Kelowna’s recent CD21 zone proposal for proof of that. The project, which would have seen a portion of the downtown lakeshore redeveloped, was dragged out waiting for Ministry of Transportation approval and resulted in a delay that saw several new faces on city council. That change eventually led to the scraping of the controversial plan— a move heralded by some as saner heads prevailing and by others as a huge mistake. Either way it turned out to be a colossal waste of time for the Kelowna council and staff and, in the words of one councillor, made council look like it did not know what it was doing. Longer municipal terms will allow for more sober second thought during a council mandate. It will also give voters a break

from the constant cycle of elections— federal, provincial and municipal— that we seem to have gone through in B.C. in recent years. But the length of terms is not the only change the government is planning to make. One of the others that may give Victoria some grief in the planning will be spending campaign limits that work in all communities across the province. B.C., with its heavily urbanized area in the southeast and much more sparsely-populated areas in the north will provide a challenge in finding limits that are fair to all who want to run for civic office. But based on reported spending by candidates here in the last two civic elections, any new limits will not likely to be an issue here.

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Other rule changes the government are planning to bring in include banning anonymous contributions to election campaigns, shortening the time for filing disclosure statements on campaign finances and having Elections B.C. enforce campaign finance rules just like it does at the provincial level. The changes are slated to be in place for the next provincial election in November, 2011. Hopefully, with longer terms on the line, more people will get out and vote in future civic elections and end the run that has seen civic government elected by just a small fraction of the population. Alistair Waters is the assistant editor of the Capital News.


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Pit proposal rejected Dave Preston CONTRIBUTOR


Business at the Mount Boucherie Community Centre was brisk Wednesday as West Kelowna residents hurried to pay their property taxes before that day’s close of business deadline. “It’s been very steady all day,” said Lorne Raymond, manager of finance. “We’ve consistently seen 10 to 12 people in the line up.” This is the third year the District of West Kelowna has collected its own taxes and Raymond said, all in all, things have gone quite smoothly. Although Wednesday was busy being the last day property owners could pay their taxes without penalties attached, Tuesday was no slouch either, according to Raymond. “I’m not sure it’s been as busy as yesterday (Tuesday),” said Raymond.


BUSINESS was brisk on the last day to pay property taxes in West Kelowna without a 10 per cent penalty being applied. “Folks thought coming in a day early, they’d beat the rush.” In 2008, the district collected taxes at its first home in the Lion’s Community Centre. Last year the district offices moved to new digs in the Mount Boucherie Community Centre.

“Last year our biggest challenge was having folks know where we were,” said Raymond. “This year, most people know where the municipal hall is.” Although he didn’t know the exact numbers, Raymond said a lot of West Kelowna property

owners took advantage this year of paying taxes online or at a financial institution. “This year is the first year for applying for the homeowner grant online,” said Raymond, adding that about 10 per cent of West Kelowna residents did just that.

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Permissive Tax Exemption forms must be completed for new applications and non-profit organizations must renew annually. Application forms are available on the District’s website or can be picked up at the District of West Kelowna Municipal Hall, Finance Department. District of West Kelowna 2760 Cameron Road West Kelowna, B.C.V1Z 2T6 Phone (778) 797-1000 Fax: (778) 797-1001 Email: Website:




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A proposed gravel extraction and processing operation on Westside Road received a big thumbs down from the regional district board Thursday. “They (directors) did not support the gravel pit application,” said Bruce Smith, communications coordinator. Westbank First Nation and Canadian Aggregates Inc. are co-applicants for the proposed gravel pit, which could operate for 40 or more years and see 245,000 tonnes per year extracted and processed. The location of the proposed pit is south of La Casa Lakeside Resort and north of the proposed Rockchild Landing residential development. A previous investigative permit to allow for test drilling was considered by

the regional board and not supported, but the province did approve the permit. Now a full-scale operation is proposed and Front Counter B.C. has asked for comments from the regional district. “The board believes the application… shouldn’t be considered until the Central Okanagan Aggregate Pilot Project is completed,” said Smith. The board had a number of concerns with the proposed gravel operation, including the protection of “significant environmental features,” that a traffic impact assessment be completed to determine if Westside Road can handle the proposed truck traffic and that public safety is ensured with the completion of road improvements. Up to 40 trucks per day could use Westside Road if a permit is issued

by the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources. A petition against the proposal with 650 signatures on it was submitted to the ministry, according to Smith. If a permit is issued, the regional board wants the province to hold a public meeting for affected residents. The board also wants a five-year time limit put on any issued permit so that the applicants can show adherence to all of the conditions required of them. The board wants any permit to limit hours of operation to six days a week, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., with hauling only allowed five days per week. Smith said if crushing, screening and processing is to be done on site, the lands would need to be designated as such in the Official Community Plan.

Big water project contract The CORD board has approved an engineering services consulting management contract with CTQ Consultants Ltd. to handle design, tendering and construction of a water system project to service the Upper Fintry, Shalal Road and Valley of the Sun subdivisions along Westside Road. . The $317,320 plus GST contract

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It will be sometime next month before the first phase of the Peachland walkway project is open to the public. In the meantime, crews from Cantex Okanagan Construction are busy ripping up four blocks of Beach Avenue. Centennial Way is the moniker adopted by Peachland council for the more than $3-million project and hopes are that the first phase will be completed sometime in Au-

gust, according to a newly released phasing schedule. The current first phase of work involves the stretch of Beach Avenue from Eighth to 12th Streets. Phase two will see the area from Fifth to Eighth Streets torn up and rebuilt and is scheduled to begin sometime in August and stretch to late September. Phase three will see the area in front of The Gateway, from 12th to 13th Streets worked on and it is expected to take from late September to sometime in

October to complete. There is basically no parking on Beach Avenue right now from Eighth Street to 12th Street as crews prepare for the installation of a new sidewalk on the west side of the road and a new waterfront walkway. The district is advising that alternate parking is available in district owned lots behind the Edgewater Hotel and behind the Peachland Baptist Church. When completed, all of Beach Avenue from Fifth Street to 13th Street

will be repaved. A new, wider sidewalk will be installed and a 1.2-kilometre waterfront walkway will connect The Gateway to downtown. A boulevard will be built beside the walkway to separate walkers on the path from vehicle traffic. Two thirds of the project cost is coming from a provincial/federal infrastructure stimulus grant. The remainder of the money is coming from previously collected development cost charges paid to the District of Peachland.


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“There was probably a little more runoff due to the fire last year,” said Moller. “Most of the canopy had burned off near Big Horn.” Moller attributes the increased runoff to something called decreased evapotranspiration. In normal years, a significant amount of snow falls on branches and foliage and simply evaporates into the atmosphere as temperatures rise. That snow never actually melts into runoff. However, a big fire moving through an area can destroy the forest canopy, allowing more snow to make it to the ground where it will eventually melt and become runoff. Spring rains didn’t matter much to LID, according to Moller, who noted his reservoirs were at full pool and spilling over prior to the last month and a half of wet weather. The WFN and the District of Peachland are also

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id you see the news clip of the guy jumping the violent goon at the G-20? Amazing. As fellow masked cowards stood there cheering for their thuggish comrade smashing up private property, here comes Joe Citizen to the rescue. Setting aside his own safety, he put himself in harm’s way, tackled the creep and stopped the criminal behaviour. In the process, he did far more than that. In stopping one idiot he also stopped the senseless destruction from being picked up by others and spreading. He also sent a powerful message across the country and around the world. We Canadians are not docile. We tend to be po-

Stockwell Day lite and respectful but we don’t care much for bullies and thugs and we’ll step up and pay the price if we have to. I’m going to recommend this dude for a medal. As I attended Canada Day events in Penticton, Summerland, Okanagan Falls, Peachland and the Westside, I was frankly surprised by the number of people who were quick

to share with me their utter disdain for the violence and goonery which we all witnessed during the G-20. The theme was consistent. Canadians are proud supporters of diversity of opinion and freedom of speech. But most of us have no tolerance for those who use, or support, lawbreaking with their protesting. I heard all day long the need for tough and significant jail time for abusers and many of those telling me that were veterans. Think about that. The soldiers who have put their lives on the line to protect such freedoms as speech and expression had no sympathy at all for the abusers of those rights. They joined the over-


Talking about local heroes, did you ever think about how many volunteers it takes to organize a community Canada Day event or parade?



Consider Peter Klein’s famous Canada Cake on the Westside or Laurel Burnham and her tireless annual organizing of Penticton’s Gyro events or the orange-vested people who protect bystanders

from traffic along the parade routes or all those businesses and organizations which prepare the floats that delight the children (Ben Stewart and his wife Ruth were a hit in their Mad Hatter routine), and on it goes. Let me just say a giant thank you to each and every one of you who do that extra work to make somebody’s day just a little bit more special than it would have been without you. Along with all of that this week was a remarkable tour we took of Okanagan College’s new building which is getting attention as one of a few in the world for its energy and environmental breakthrough technology. Then we did the official opening of the new bike and walking trails

at Gellatly Bay, part of a bigger community vision of a trail that will someday go from the Westside Bridge all the way to Peachland. Then there was the federal-provincial announcement of $5 million to the B.C. tree fruit industry, underlining the state-of-the-art, high-tech things going on in environmentally sensitive fruit production, packaging and storage. All in all, it was quite a week. This week I’ll be doing a series of meetings in the Lower Mainland and Northern B.C. I’m available again next week here in the constituency for meetings at my office or at your place. Stockwell Day is the Conservative MP for Okanagan-Coquihala.


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all chorus of concerned constituents who are in dismay if those acts of destruction and terror seem to go unpunished. The fabric of domestic peace which we all cherish must be protected from the worms of destruction or it will indeed become permanently torn. We have our heads in the proverbial sand if we think we are immune to the results of not deterring the agents of anarchy. Look at the terrorist explosion this weekend on one of our army bases. To all those constituents who spoke to me this past weekend, you have my commitment. In my meetings in Ottawa through the summer with my colleagues I will make sure your feelings on this issue are brought forward with conviction and clar-


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Hudson Road closed next week Work on the Hudson Road sanitary sewer project will temporarily close Hudson Road next week. The road, between Concord Road and Highway 97, will be closed July 12 to 14 while crews complete underground work. The closure will start at 7 a.m. July 12 say municipal officials. Detour signs will be posted on the highway at Boucherie Road and Ross Road for alternate access into the part of Lakeview Heights accessed by Hudson Road. The municipality is asking all drivers to obey all traffic control signs and personnel. For more information please call West Kelowna’s engineering department at 778-797-8840 and go to its website at www.

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e would never have learned the truth about Robert Dziekanski’s death if the witness who videoed the event had not come forward. Countless innocent people would have spent their lives in prison and countless guilty people would have walked free if it were not for the testimony of, often, one key witness. The court’s determination of who was at fault in a car crash is often resolved by the testimony of an eye witness who saw the crash and can give reliable evidence about what happened. Witnesses are essential to the pursuit of justice, whether we are getting to the bottom of what happened in a public inquiry, testing the guilt or innocence of an accused in a criminal case, or struggling to achieve fair compensation for someone who has suffered injury. Sometimes, witnesses can be reluctant to step forward. In a criminal case, there can be fears of


Paul Hergott retribution. In a public inquiry, there may be a wish to stay out of the media spotlight. Some people simply don’t want to get involved. Justice screams out to those people to fulfill their moral obligation to set the record straight. People’s lives can hang in the balance. The more significant the case, the louder the scream. I have learned about a young man who was seriously injured in the Westbank McDonald’s restaurant on April 4, 2010. He slipped and fell in the bathroom and suffered a serious brain injury. Witnesses are critical to this young man’s case. Without them, he has no case. With them, he can try to get compensation through a liability insurance company.

The young man’s lawyer has been doing everything he can to find witnesses to what happened. The lawyer struggling to find those witnesses is Stephen Turner, who practices with the Mission Law Group in Kelowna. Last week, Turner received a call. Imagine the feeling of finding that needle while digging through a haystack. Imagine the feeling of tasting justice that might otherwise be denied. Turner would have had those feelings as he listened to what the caller had to say. The fellow who called told Turner about information he has that is critical to the case. Unfortunately, he didn’t give his name or any way to contact him. The call was from a pay phone. The needle fell back into the haystack. It would have been like a three-minute rollercoaster ride with the sound of the dial tone after the fellow hung up

being like the steepest drop you can imagine. This is my plea to that fellow, and to anyone else who might have knowledge of this incident. Please do the right thing. Please come forward and contribute to the proper administration of justice in this case. And anyone who witnesses a significant event, I ask you to take the time to make some notes so that your memory of the event can be preserved. I ask you then to go further—contact those involved to ensure they know that you exist. You may not think you have anything useful to contribute, but I tell you, it’s the finer points that witnesses clarify that can make all the difference. 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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A 57-year-old Vancouver man is listed in serious condition after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a semi tractor trailer in Highway 97 at Westside Road on Wednesday afternoon. The accident occurred around 2:45 p.m. when two bicyclists, riding side by side in the slow lane on the northbound side of the highway, were ap-

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Penticton hosted the under-16 provincial hockey camp June 30 to July 4 yet Penticton’s Cody DePourcq still bunked up with the visiting players. “You have like 18 kids in one room and it’s tough to fall asleep at night,” said DePourcq of the loudness. “It’s pretty cool.” However, DePourcq aimed to make bigger noise on the South Okanagan Events Centre ice to stand out among 56 candidates and play for B.C. in the Winter Games in Halifax. At five-foot-four, 125 pounds, DePourcq said he can bring speed among other assets. “I can hit. I am small but I can definitely keep up with everyone else,” said the Everett Silvertip draft pick. “I can score

and I can go with anyone else. I can bring whatever they want to the team.” Along with DePourcq, Penticton’s Matthew Needham and defenceman Adam Plante advanced through from the district camp stage in April. The next stage had 160 players compete in the B.C. Cup in Prince George in May. In two weeks, the 56 players who attended the five-day camp will be trimmed to 32. From there, the players will be evaluated as they play with their respective teams. The final decision will be made near Christmas following a camp in Richmond, in which the team will play an exhibition game against a BC Major Midget team. “I feel this age group is a talented group of kids,” said Canucks coach Russ Weber.

“This team will compete for a medal in February.” Weber sees the skill and talent that DePourcq and Needham have. Along with talent, Team BC officials will choose players who are good people, citizens and role models. “It’s not an easy task,” he said of the development process and evaluating the players. Needham’s experience midway through the camp was good, especially because the Canucks team he was on had a good array of players. “Everyone has skill, it makes it fun, fast paced hockey,” he said on Saturday. “The coaching is great.” Chosen eighth overall in the WHL bantam draft by the Kamloops Blazers, Needham said the camp has been a challenge as he’s playing with

and against the province’s best. There has also been an adjustment from playing with new people. “Me and Cody kind of have the connection playing in Penticton,” he added. “Guys kind of move and think differently but you have to adapt. “I thought I have been having a pretty good camp,” continued Needham, who looked to learn from the players around him. “I haven’t gotten any goals yet, the puck hasn’t bounced my way like that but I have had a pretty solid start.” For video of the camp, check Penticton’s Matt Needham battles in the faceoff circle during an intersquad game against the Flyers during the 2010 under-16 provincial hockey camp. Penticton Western News


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With summer here remember to stay hydrated when out


ring on the sunshine. Finally, we’re seeing some longawaited glimpses of summer. It looks as though we won’t have much of an opportunity to be acclimated as we go from chilly to tropical. If you exercise or even recreate outside you may not have even thought about hydration due to the cooler temperatures. You should definitely be diligent about drinking fluids at all times, but you should increase your fluid intake during exercise in hotter weather. Thirst is not always a good way to determine fluid deficiency. By the time your body tells your brain you are thirsty you may already be de-

hydrated. When we exercise outside on hot days our bodies lose water through respiration (breathing) and sweat. Just as our Nina vehicles have radiHeyes ators to cool their engines, our bodies release water and salt in the form of sweat to keep our core temperatures from becoming too high. When a car’s radiator is empty the engine will over heat. When the body is dehydrated, we can become very ill in the form of heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Aside from the initial symptoms of nausea, cramping, diarhhea and headaches, if left untreated dehydration can cause organ failure, shock and eventually death. People are usually surprised to


learn how much fluid they lose when they exercise in a hot environment. It takes ten days to two weeks for your body to adjust to hotter temperatures. It is recommended that activity during this time be modified in intensity and duration. Drink water before you plan to exercise or play outside. Be aware that drinks containing caffeine will actually cause you to lose more water as they are diuretics. Sports drinks are fine, but be sure and follow the instructions. You may find that some can cause stomach cramping so it may be beneficial to dilute them according to your reaction. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends the following: • Drink plenty of fluids during the 24hour period before an event, especially during meal prior to exercise to promote proper hydration before ex-

ercise or a competition. • Consume about 500mLs. of fluid about 2 hours before exercise to stay hydrated and to allow time to excrete excess water. • During exercise, drink early and at regular intervals in an attempt to replace all the water lost through sweating. The ACSM also recommends consuming approximately 0.5 to 0.7 grams of sodium per liter of water to replace that lost from sweating. Obviously the intensity of exercise and duration will affect the amount of hydration you will require. Some athletes will weigh themselves before and after exercise to determine the amount of fluid that will need to be replenished. For recreational athletes or even those who just like to perform less strenuous activity outside, practice

common sense when it comes to hydration. Carry water with you and of course stay out of the sun during the hottest times (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) whenever possible. Wear a hat and light coloured, breathable clothing. One more thing to mention about dehydration for us all-or-nothing folks, be aware that it is not common but there is such a thing as drinking too much water. While we definitely want to keep our fluid levels up, we shouldn’t drink so much that we literally drown ourselves. Enjoy exercise in the warmer weather, but be mindful of your body’s cooling system. Know the signs of dehydration and be especially watchful of the elderly, babies or young children. Nina Heyes is a fitness director and certified personal trainer at BodyFit Fitness in West Kelowna.




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Protecting planet a sacred and scientific duty


f we were to judge our priorities by the amount of space devoted to stories in the news, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have to figure that the World Cup, controversy at a hot-dog-eating contest and the shenanigans of Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan are the most important issues. Meanwhile, news about vanishing species, climate change and loss of topsoil appears briefly, often buried in the B-section of the newspaper, before vanishing. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been this way for a while. Back in 1992, some of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most prominent scientists issued an urgent warning about imminent ecological collapse. The World Scientistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Warning to Humanity, signed by 1,700 top scientists from 71 countries, including 104 Nobel laureates, began with the statement: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Human beings and the natural world are on a collision course.â&#x20AC;? Major television networks and newspapers ignored the warning. Yet the same news media continue to play up the pronouncements of economic pundits who werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even able to anticipate the 2008 economic meltdown. I have long maintained that what distinguishes us from other animals is our ability to use our accumulated knowledge, experience and insight to look ahead, to see


David Suzuki where the dangers and opportunities lie, and to choose a path that allows us to avoid the hazards and exploit the opportunities. Foresight has been the key to our enormous success as a species. Yet today, we are turning our backs on this great survival attribute as we ignore the perilous warnings of scientists while focusing on the latest shift in the Dow Jones average, the value of the Canadian dollar (to four decimal points), and the activities of Donald Trump, Jim Balsillie and Steve Jobs. Two years before the World Scientistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Warning, astronomer Carl Sagan presented a remarkable appeal from scientists to religious leaders at the Global Forum of Spiritual and Parliamentary Leaders on Human Survival in Moscow. It was signed by 32 Nobel Prizeâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;winning and other scientists and is well worth quoting at length: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Earth is the birthplace of our species and, as far as we know, our only home. When our numbers were small and our technology feeble, we were powerless to influ-

ence the environment of our world. But today, suddenlyâ&#x20AC;Śour numbers have become immense and our technology has achieved vast, even awesome, powers. Intentionally or inadvertently, we are now able to make devastating changes in the global environment, an environment to which we and all other beings with which we share the Earth are meticulously and exquisitely adapted.â&#x20AC;? The appeal listed numerous threats, including â&#x20AC;&#x153;depletion of the protective ozone layer; a global warming unprecedented in the last 150 millennia; the obliteration of an acre of forest every second; the rapid-fire extinction of species; and the prospect of a global nuclear war which would put at risk most of the population of the Earth.â&#x20AC;? It also called on spiritual leaders to view the situation as a common cause. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Problems of such magnitude, and solutions demanding so broad a perspective, must be recognized from the outset as having a religious as well as a scientific dimension,â&#x20AC;? it said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mindful of our common responsibility, we scientists, many of us long engaged in combating the environmental crisis, urgently appeal to the world religious community to commit, in word and deed, and as boldly as is required, to

preserve the environment of the Earth.â&#x20AC;? This remarkable document ends with a moving statement about an underlying congruence of science and religion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As scientists, many of us have had profound experiences of awe and reverence before the universe. We understand that what is regarded as sacred is more likely to be treated with care and respect. Our planetary home should be so regarded. Efforts to safeguard and cherish the environment need to be infused with a vision of the sacred. At the same time, a much wider and deeper understanding of science and technology is needed. If we do not understand the problem, it is unlikely we will be able to fix it. Thus, there is a vital role for both religion and science.â&#x20AC;? At the conference, 271 spiritual leaders from 83 countriesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;patriarchs, lamas, chief rabbis, cardinals, mullahs, archbishops and professors of theologyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;added their names to the document. Now, 20 years later, we must regain our foresight and remember these powerful warnings from scientific and religious leaders. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re even more relevant today. with Faisal Moola David Suzuki is a scientist and broadcaster based in Vancouver.

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paper, that one of the kegs tapped did not work and the firefighters only actually drank from one. The Town of Oliver said the incident was reported

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Chili is a very undersocialized dog who will need an experienced owner who can offer him a calm & consistent routine. Right now he would be better suited to an ADULT ONLY home where he can learn patience and be praised for positive behaviour. If you feel you have the right home for Chili please come and pay him a visit.

Even though we have no past history for Milo, he is somewhat shy at ďŹ rst, so he will need a lot of TLC to get him to come out of his shell. He loves a good chin scratch, & would do best in an environment with NO CHILDREN where he can receive the focused attention he needs to boost his conďŹ ence. He is all set to go to his â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;forever homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Came in as a stray


Hello! I was born at the beginning of May and my mother is Rosemary (you saw her last week on the SPCA page). I am looking for a home with another male. I have a solid black smooth hair coat and I would love for you to come and visit me at the shelter. They will do all the sorting and delivery to the recycle depot and the funds go directly to the animals.

Lady is a mischievous girl looking for her forever home. She came to us as an unclaimed stray and is very social with adults but needs to learn how to behave around other dogs. She is an escape artist who can be destructive if left alone. She will need adequate fencing and an experienced owner who will take the time to properly socialize & train her into a real â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ladyâ&#x20AC;?.


It would be great to have someone to take me home and love me. I am a healthy female who would make a great pet. Please call and inquire about me.






This big dog is a lovely brown brindle/black color. I am okay with other dogs. I have received a behavior evaluation and my vaccinations and all up to date. Please consider taking me home!

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Pogo started life on the Mexican streets and eventually wound up at our shelter. He is an excitable, anxious, fearful dog who needs an experienced owner to help him overcome his insecurities. He is timid but will warm up to strangers in time. He loves to play ball & is great with other dogs. He would do best in an ADULT ONLY home with a fenced yard as he is prone to running away. He would love to have a doggie sibling at his new home. If you can offer him a second chance please come down to pay him a visit.


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ensure that great animals ďŹ nd new homes and have a happy life that they deserve. So many of the animals that come into our care have been surrendered by their previous guardians for different reasons, but deserve a second chance at a new beginning.




HI! Thats my brother over on the left and me and my Mom Rosemary are looking for a home. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m about 10 weeks old and ready to be adopted. I have a beautiful tan and white coat and am known as a Abyssinian Cross. Please come down and see me and the shelter.

This is My Home Helen H l H Holton lttton

C12 capital news

Sunday, July 11, 2010


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