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KELOWNA MAYOR Sharon Shepherd will host a meeting with Lake Country and the Okanagan Indian band representatives on Feb. 28 to discuss the idea of providing a site for the proposed new provincial prison.

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MADI FRIESEN, a Grade 7 student at Dorothea Walker Elementary School, places a row of baby food cans along the base of her team’s canstruction project, called Love Cubed, at Orchard Park Mall.


chard Park Shopping Centre’s Skycourt is the sight of a competition this year called Canstruction, a design/build competition that uses canned food and other nonperishable items as the building blocks, and food labels as the colour palette. A number of teams starting working on their canstruction creations last

Tuesday, with the winning entries selected by judges this weekend. This community service project began in New York City in 1992 as a way to address people not having enough food to eat, and has since spread to some 167 cities across North America, including here in Kelowna in support of the community food bank.

All the canned items used in the competition here this week will ultimately be donated to the Kelowna Community Bank and Salvation Army. Capital News photographer Sean Connor spent the past week capturing some of the visual creation efforts of the various participants. See more photos starting on A3.

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As the Central Okangan Regional District prepares their 2011 budget, regional rescue and fire services are hoping for replacement boats and trucks to fulfill increasing demand. CORD’s draft budget is approaching a public information session and potential adoption on March 25. Increases in the price of regional rescue services

have gone up with greater need for such services. Kelowna assistant fire chief Tom Doherty noted several increased costs for regional rescue services, including training and radio licensing. Doherty said that over the last few years, regional rescue has seen a dramatic increase in responses, from marine rescues to extricating people from vehicles or rescuing them from high places. Marine rescue calls

City in Action PUBLIC HEARING Notice is given that City Council will hold a public hearing on: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 6pm Kelowna City Hall, 1435 Water Street Council Chambers Council will hear representations from the public who deem an interest in the properties affected by proposed amendments to Zoning Bylaw 8000 for:

735 Clement Avenue

Lots 16 and 17, District Lot 138 and of Section 30, Township 26, ODYD, Plan 1039 Bylaw No. 10472 (Z10-0065) The applicant is proposing to rezone the subject property in order to permit the development of a four unit row house building. Requested zoning change: from the RU6 – Two Dwelling Housing zone to the RM4 – Transitional Low Density Housing zone. Owner/Applicant: Gregory and Debra Stromquist

5560 Lakeshore Road

Lot A, Section 15, Township 28, SDYD, Plan KAP59239 Bylaw No. 10474 (Z10-0089) The applicant is proposing to rezone the subject property in order to construct a secondary suite within a single family dwelling. Requested zoning change: from A1 – Agriculture 1 zone to the A1s – Agriculture 1 with Secondary Suite zone. Owner/Applicant: Jennifer Hindle

1362 Tanemura Crescent

Lot 8, Section 13, Township 26, ODYD, Plan KAP86150 Bylaw No. 10476 (Z10-0105) The applicant is proposing to rezone the subject property in order to construct a secondary suite within the principal residence. Requested zoning change: from the RU1 – Large Lot Housing zone to the RU1s – Large Lot Housing with Secondary Suite zone. Owner/Applicant: 0726570 BC Ltd / Paul Watson

781 Wallace Road

Portions of Lot 1, Section 36, Township 26, ODYD, Plan 41383, Except Plan KAP60857 Bylaw No. 10477 (Z10-0074) The applicant is proposing to rezone portions of the subject property in order to facilitate a three lot subdivision.

alone doubled in 2010 from the previous year. Doherty said the Peachland boat needs to be replaced this year, and the Lake Country boat will also need to be replaced soon. Peachland Fire and Rescue currently operates a 14-foot Zodiac for regional marine rescues. Doherty noted the vessels are nearing 20 years of age, with pontoons that continually need replacing.

The new Peachland Zodiac is being purchased out of reserve funds, with the $200,000 allocation also intended to cover storage facilities and equipment for the boat. Fire departments in Joe Rich and Ellison are also looking for the purchase of new equipment. Regional fire coordinator Rod Miller said the purchase of a new fire engine for the Joe Rich fire department was recommended initially in the

regional district’s 2010 budget. He added the department did not move forward with the purchase last year in order to review the purchase and make sure they were getting the right piece of equipment. The department intends to sell their older engine to make up part of the expense. Miller said the Ellison fire department is purchasing a new engine this year, and the engine cur-

rently in service there will go to Joe Rich during the interim period. He noted protection plans have identified water source as an issue in the Joe Rich area. The fire department plans to increase water capacity in the ground, and acquire the engine which will carry more water. The current engine carries up to 1,000 gallons. “We need more water when responding to a fire.”

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Requested zoning change: from the A1 – Agriculture 1 zone to the RR1 – Rural Residential 1 zone and the RR2 – Rural Residential 2 zone (see Map “A1-RR1 & RR2” ) Owner/Applicant: Arjan Poonian / Protech Consultants Ltd.

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Portions of Lot 1, Section 26, Township 26, ODYD, Plan KAP91112 Bylaw No. 10478 (Z09-0080) The applicant is proposing to rezone the subject property in order to accommodate ongoing park development. Requested zoning change: from the P1 – Major Institutional zone, the P2 – Educational & Minor Institutional and the P3 – Parks & Open Space zone to the P5 – Municipal District Park zone (see Map “A” Proposed Zoning). Owner/Applicant: City of Kelowna Comments can be made in person at the public hearing, or submitted online by email to, or by letter to the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1J4.

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Presentations at the public hearing are limited to a maximum of five minutes. If a person has additional information they shall be given further opportunity to address Council after all other members of the public have been heard a first time. No representation will be received by Council after the conclusion of the public hearing. Correspondence, petitions and e-mails relating to this application must include your name and civic address. Petitions should be signed by each individual and show the address and/or legal description of the property he or she believes would be affected by the proposal. Correspondence and petitions received between February 4, 2011 and 4pm on Monday February 21, 2011 shall be copied and circulated to City Council for consideration at the public hearing. Any submissions received after 4pm on Monday February 21, 2011 will not be accepted. The public may review copies of the proposed bylaws, Council reports and related materials online at or at the Office of the City Clerk at City Hall from 8am-4pm, Monday to Friday, as of February 4, 2011 and up to and including February 22, 2011. INFO: 250-469-8645


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UBCO engineering students work on their Canstruction contribution.

Photos by Sean Connor


Canstruction creativity

WHITE HOUSE Mortgages crew add finishing touches to their Canstruction project.

The “Love CAN� was the theme of this year’s Canstruction food and donation event in support of the Kelowna Community Food Bank and Kelowna Salvation Army. The theme was chosen because Canstruction took place near Valentine’s Day, but the unifying cause was anything but romantic. Individuals and organizations gathered this past week to help combat hunger in our community. More than 20,000 cans of food were put to artistic use in the designs submitted by teams that included Dorothea Walker Elementary, Save-On-Foods, SIFE (Students In Free Enterprise), UBC Okanagan engineering students, Rotaract Club, Rotary Club and White House Mortgages. “It is one of those events that has to be seen to be believed,� said Canstruction Kelowna event spokesperson Robin Smith. “These structures are truly amazing.� Dave Blackmore, with Save-On-Foods, said all three local stores had staff participate in their canstruction project. He said stacking cans on store shelves offered them no advantage in this competition. “We might be biting off more than we can chew here but this event is really fantastic to be part of,� Blackmore said. Russ Bishoff, principal of Dorothea Walker Elementary, said his Grade 6 and 7 students pooled their creative resources building their design out of baby food cans. “That was what they wanted their donation focus to be. It’s a lot of work to take something like this one but people have been very impressed by what they’ve done,� he said.






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to help young men in the area work as carpenters building furniture for the community’s new school. In working together in cooperatives to earn the money needed to send the children to school, train teachers, provide uniforms, clean water and so-forth, the communities have also been able to work together to support some of the children orphaned by HIV and AIDS. “Before, individual families would be fighting to make a living as individuals,� said Sikazwe. “This time, they bring their skills together and that makes a bigger impact for them together.� The connection has also given people with disabilities a chance to compete in the labour market; one of the lead instructors on the basket weaving project is disabled. As the executive director for Women for Change, Sikazwe said the partnership has been par-



Without the KelownaZambia partnership, 60 children in Africa would not be in school and several families would be fighting to earn a living rather than working cooperatively. It may not seem like a lot, but as Emily Sikazwe, executive director of Women for Change, will tell people in her speech Tuesday, it’s meant the world to Kelowna’s newest sister city. “I think one of the biggest achievements of this partnership, in Senega, where the partnership is very active, we have built bridges of friendship and solidarity,� said Sikazwe. Rather than compete for the few resources available, families now work for a cooperative weaving baskets to be sold in Kelowna and the wood working class at Mt. Boucherie Secondary School has sent tool boxes

ticularly critical for women as it’s provided an opportunity to level the playing field when it comes to accessing basic education. Young girls had to wait until they were 10 to be old enough to make the often two-hour trek through heavy sand to the nearest school, she explained. While boys could start school at six years old, the mandated age, girls were often held back for fear they would be molested travelling so far from home. “By 15 they would be married off,� said Sikazwe, pointing out the extra education is critical for both gender and human rights work in the area. Emily Sikazwe is an employee of Women for Change, but has been with the non-profit for 15 years. She is co-chairperson of Social Watch International and a delegate at the UN Commission on the Status of Women.

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we have zoned properties so they’re ready to go, but (developers) are recognizing that this isn’t the time.� Shepherd says she also recognizes that the decision to not include Rutland in the OCP should be addressed, and she’ll go to city staff to see why the decision was made to not include Rutland. As is, the last set of open houses before the plan is forwarded to council will take place in Glenmore, downtown and in the Pandosy area. The purpose of the consultation is gather input on the OCP and related Servicing Plan. That input will be reported to council in aggregate before the plan is forwarded to council for initial consideration. The schedule of events, locations and times are: • Thursday, Feb. 17 (Glenmore) St. David’s Presbyterian Church, 271 Snowsell St., 4 to 7 p.m. • Saturday, Feb. 19 (Downtown) Laurel Packinghouse, 1304 Ellis St., 10 a,m to 2 p.m. • Wednesday, Feb. 23 (Pandosy), St. Paul’s United Church, 3131 Lakeshore Rd., 4 to 7 p.m. All three Open Houses will have the same information. The display material will include general information on Future Land Uses, policies, Development Permit (DP) Guidelines and the 20 Year Servicing Plan and Financing Strategy. The display from the open houses will also be posted to the OCP website (www.kelowna2030. ca) beginning on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011. At that time there will also be an associated online survey to coincide with the display material and we would like very much to receive your input through the survey. The survey will be available through to 4 p.m. on Friday, March 18.

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Shepherd hopes meeting will clear the air on prison debate Kathy Michaels, STAFF REPORTER

Opposition against Kelowna’s bid for a provincial prison is mounting, and to stem the tide of dissent Mayor Sharon Shepherd called a public meeting where all sides will have a chance to dis-

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selves? We do not want the facility,” said Fabian Alexis, band chief, in an interview with the Vernon Morningstar. “We have safety concerns. We have a five-star resort and our land valuation won’t be as high with a facility.” Lake Country officials insist that Kelowna can’t just proceed with the matter unilaterally. “Kelowna needs to understand the point of view of the district and the band,” said Coun. Noreen Guenther. “I need to see benefits for Lake Country and currently there are none. I only see problems and no resources to deal with those problems.” Guenther says a similar view is held by many residents, and the general concern is Lake Country could become known as a prison town.

“Some think it’s too close to downtown and our infrastructure, like Beaver Lake Road doesn’t support this development. Lake Country roads can be impacted (by prison traffic) but Kelowna would get the government grant in lieu of property taxes,” she said. While Shepherd was eager to sit down and discuss concerns Kelowna’s neighbours had over the potential prison, she’s become “frustrated” in recent weeks with the way Lake Country and the Okanagan Indian Band are addressing the issue. “They agreed to a meeting at my request, to discuss the issue, and we’ve rented space at the Ramada to make it public, and accommodate all the members of the Okanagan Indian Band council,” she explained. Today, however, Shep-

herd learned Chief Alexis was making the rounds wearing a T-shirt that read “what is it about ‘no’ you don’t understand,” and that’s making her question the decision. “Why did they agree to a meeting?” she said. “The intention isn’t to have a big argument about this proposal, I’m trying to gather facts about a correctional facility, what it looks like and what are the economics benefits.” While the public can go to the meeting later this month, their input won’t be collected. The province has owned the old Hiram Walker site for a number of years, and the City of Kelowna approved rezoning for a prison in 1996. During that process, area residents and politicians had a chance to weigh in on whether or not they wanted a pris-

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and written profiles, which are available on BCCIC’s website ( The profiles are part of International Development Week, Feb. 6 to 12, an annual campaign that highlights the work of Canada’s development community. This year’s theme is “I Am Making a Difference.” Withers, a Grade 11 student at Mount Boucherie Secondary School in West Kelowna, is fiercely proud of her Aboriginal heritage. She is part Scottish, Peguis First Nation (NonStatus), Brokenhead Ojibway Nation, and Ukrainian. Withers’ pride in her heritage, and her dedication to fight for the culture and language of her people, clearly runs in the family: She is the greatniece of Tommy Prince, an Ojibway World War II and Korean War veteran, who received prestigious awards for his courage and advocated for the rights of Aboriginal people in Canada. She is also active in the Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society. “I enjoy the Friendship Centre because when my family was struggling, they helped us out, and when I was taken away from my mom, they found me a safe home where I couldn’t be any happier to live. “It makes my spirit more powerful if I know what I believe. “And I believe I can make a better Canada.”

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Hospital services expansion moves across Pandosy Street Alistair Waters ASSISTANT EDITOR

The seemingly never-ending construction at Kelowna General Hospital has seen the start of a another new project. With the new sixstorey Centennial Tower nearing completion, ground was broken Friday on a new $47 million clinical support building across Pandosy Street from the hospital. The new building, to house KGH’s laboratory and several other support departments, will be linked to the Centennial Tower by an elevated, enclosed walkway three storeys above the street. The new 7,850-squaremetre, three-storey support building is the second of four projects leading to full cardiac care at KGH. The first was the introduction of angioplasty procedures last year. The support building is the second, and the third will be the conversion of two operating rooms in the new



VARIOUS political dignitaries were on hand for the ground-breaking ceremony to

mark the start of construction on the $47 million clinical support building on Pandosy Street across from Kelowna General Hospital. tower to allow open heart surgeries to take place starting in late 2012. The final part will be building of the $448 million Interior Heart and Surgical Centre at KGH.

Construction of the heart centre will start in late 2013 after a year of site preparation, with the building to be complete by 2016. It will be located on

the site of the existing, aging Pandosy Building at the hospital. During Friday’s ground-breaking ceremony for the support building, local MLAs Norm

Letnick and Steve Thomson lauded the project, noting it will be part of the first heart centre outside the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. Thomson said the investment in the heart centre project will bring provincial spending at KGH to nearly $1 billion since 2008. “The East Pandosy (clincial support) building is a critical component of the IHSC project, and will help to create good-paying construction jobs for our region—in fact, the entire IHSC project will create about 2,800 jobs over the lifetime of the project,� said Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick. Robert Hobson, a Kelowna councillor and chairman of the Central Okanagan Regional District board, noted that the regional hospital district, using local taxpayer money has also contributed nearly $200 million into the construction at KGH. Graham Design-Build

Services will design and build the clinical support building. The firm also built the UBCO clinical campus building at the hospital and is building the Centennial Tower. Meanwhile, Dr. Rob Halpenny, chief executive officer of Interior Health,

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URBA needs a stronger voice on city council


he former president of the Uptown Rutland Business Association is pretty ticked off at Kelowna city hall. This week Todd Sanderson sent off a sharply worded letter to the mayor and council that reflects what many within URBA have been quietly upset about for some time. Sanderson, a candidate for city council in the city’s last by-election and a potential candidate again for the 2011 civic election this November, feels Rutland is getting shafted by city hall, despite the best patient efforts of URBA to change its community’s identity. (See story on page A6.) URBA was created to help market and promote Rutland’s business centre, in the same way the Downtown Kelow-

na Association operates within the city’s downtown core. To assist with those efforts, business and property owners within URBA’s Business Barry Improvement Area pay Gerding a special levy to help fund those efforts. But to be effective in bringing about such meaningful change, civic governments also need to be on board—sometimes it takes money, sometimes it takes staff support and sometimes it’s just to get out of the way of tangible progress. But that lack of support is what Sanderson has taken issue with in his letter. He cites URBA’s move to beautify utility boxes in its area without city support, after an application for help with the program was rejected by council, only to see city turn around and ex-


pand the program across the city, presumably in part because of how well the project was received by Rutland area residents and business owners. Sanderson says then URBA partnered with the city on a market study and a charette to find a way to encourage development. The study and process went fine and the city’s consultant identified a very inexpensive and practical way to improve Roxby Park on Highway 33. But no budget was allotted to move forward. He said URBA has spent $35,000 to improve the Scarecrow Festival, the group’s signature community event, while the city partnered with a $5,000 grant, which Sanderson said is slightly more than a recent proposal before city council to grow vegetables in a garden plot outside city hall. Sanderson said URBA is in danger of running out of steam and is losing support from its members and he

blames the lack of political will for creating that worst-case scenario. “Your lack of support for Rutland will be a direct cause of URBA’s demise and that is a shame,” Sanderson writes. I think the first step will be for someone with strong ties to Rutland to get elected to city council this fall, giving the community a committed voice at the council table. The late Brian Given was that person in the past, and played a helpful role in bringing together the area BIA. The potential for Rutland’s urban core is promising, given the increased development in the Black Mountain area. But as Sanderson acknowledges, URBA can’t make that happen on its own. A stronger voice on council might help realize that potential quicker. Barry Gerding is managing editor of the Capital News.


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uess who recently said this: “We want to reward good teachers and stop making excuses for bad ones.” No, it wasn’t B.C. Liberal leadership hopeful Kevin Falcon, who has gone quiet on education since he caused a stir with his proposal for merit pay for public school teachers. And it wasn’t the Fraser Institute, which just released its latest rankings based on foundation skills assessment (FSA) tests in B.C. schools. It was U.S. President Barack Obama, in his state of the union address. He was talking about Race to the Top, a federal bonus program he called “the most meaningful reform of our public schools in a generation.” “To all 50 states, we said, ‘If you show us the most innovative plans to improve teacher quality and student achievement, we’ll show you the


Tom Fletcher money.’” B.C., meanwhile, is going backwards. After years of B.C. Teachers’ Federation sabotage of skills testing, the essential mechanism for any improvement in education techniques, the B.C. Principals’ and Vice-Principals’ Association abruptly surrendered a couple of weeks ago. The tests aren’t flawed, association president Jameel Aziz admitted, but they have been “successfully undermined” by the BCTF. Aziz listed three reasons for abandoning FSA tests. Two of them are factually wrong. He claimed that after years of BCTF disruption

tactics, participation has fallen below 50 per cent in some districts. Ministry records show the lowest participation was 62 per cent, last year in the Vancouver school district. The provincial average was 83 per cent, despite letters sent home by teacher union locals telling parents the tests are bad and suggesting they find some excuse for their kids to skip them. Aziz also blamed the Fraser Institute for its “misuse” of FSA data that “does not reflect the many unique challenges faced by individual schools, nor does it credit the many unique successes of individual schools.” Wrong again, says Peter Cowley, the Fraser Institute’s director of school performance studies. He notes that the rankings track local factors such as parental income and the proportion of English as a second language or special needs. “We’re hunting for

schools that have shown that they are actually improving,” as well as those that are slipping, Cowley said. Critics like to set up a straw man by comparing schools in rich urban areas with poor, remote schools. That’s “misuse,” designed to discredit the rankings and the tests. Parents should start by looking at the performance of their own school over five years. Is it getting better or worse? Rural parents can look at similar regions of B.C. and see if comparable schools are doing better. All parents can ask what extra help their children are getting to improve their individual areas of weakness. Aziz claimed that “some in government” have suggested FSA tests be replaced. Well, rookie cabinet minister Moira Stilwell has. For a more informed view, here’s Education

Minister Margaret MacDiarmid in an open letter to parents: “The push by the BCTF to end the FSAs is political. It’s about hiding information you, as parents, have a right to know about your child’s education and future.” Leadership candidate George Abbott made vague noises about supplementing FSA tests. Here is one change he could consider. The tests measure reading, writing and arithmetic skills at Grades 4 and 7. They track the individual student’s performance, as well as that of the team of teachers he or she has had to that point. Additional measurements could give a clearer picture of the performance of each teacher. Then Falcon’s merit pay idea could be implemented. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press.


Beach access land shouldn’t be sold To the editor Re: the Marina ParkWhitworth Road Beach Access Land Swap Proposal I live on Gellatly and have done so for many years. I have seen the opening of The Gellatly Nut Farm. The transformation of Marina Park into the delightful play area and beach safe space it is now. The building of The

Cove Resort and the walkway on the lake side of the resort. So many changes have taken place. Meeting and greeting walkers, enjoying the flat lakefront delights me. It’s so great that people can walk their dogs all along the road from Boucherie to Gellatly, in front of The Cove, through the Nut Farm to Whitworth and eventually to Pebble Beach.

I have also seen the congestion of parking in the summer with trucks and trailers and cars all vying for the limited space along the roadside. The mix of cars, boats, animals and children amidst such dense traffic scares me. There is another proposed development due for Gellatly Road. Almost opposite Marina Park there are plans


City, CORD need to take action Moorage from A10 Association has commissioned a water quality test which clearly indicates the water quality in this area is already a hazard to people and animals, and the environmental impact of leaking fuel, oil and human waste from boats continues to negatively impact Okanagan Lake. Kelowna’s water intake is only about 1,500 metres to the north of this area and yet the city continues to procrastinate on

this issue. The City of Vancouver worked with Transport Canada to create boating restrictions regarding anchoring in False Creek. The province of Ontario has laws that govern the lake bed of waterways allowing them to restrict people from anchoring or mooring where ever they please. Solutions can be found if the will and priority to address the problem are there. While the regional

district’s watercraft committee is working on access to our lake, it would be wise and farseeing for the issue to be coupled with a desire to regulate the mooring of these boats. The time for action on this issue is long overdue. Leadership now can prevent an environmental disaster in the future. Heather Rice, president North End Residents Association

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to construct a Valet Boat Storage business. When this happens, some parking spaces will be lost to allow an entrance for the business. The constant to and fro of vehicles hauling boats will make this area of Gellatly Road even busier. Why would enlarging Marina Park, that sits smack bang in the middle of all this vehicle activity, be a sensible idea? It is my belief that the lands that our municipality inherited from the ministry of highways and the regional district are lands that we are caretaking for the future generations. It is not our mandate to

sell them off for the benefit of those who can afford to buy them. It is our job to improve them and keep them safe so that our grandchildren and their children will always have free access to the beautiful lakefront. These beach access parks have only come into our possession with the creation of The District of West Kelowna. There has not yet been time to make improvements to them. We cannot claim the land back in the future. It will be lost forever. Yvonne Horrey, West Kelowna

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y husband is an excellent grocery shopper. He knows which stores have the best deals, and he knows exactly where to find

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there as a family. “You only have a few things to get,” he reasoned. “You’ll be in and out in ten.” Okay, I thought to myself, I can do that. Entering the enormous store, I quickly tried to figure out where to start and attempted to tackle this task like my husband would. In my hurry I forgot a coin for the buggy. No worries, I thought, looking at my list, I

shouldn’t have any problem fitting this all in one basket. But after it started overflowing, I grabbed another and started filling that up too. Did I pick up a couple of items that weren’t on my list? Well, sure… I found some pretty neat things I didn’t even know we needed. What I couldn’t find was some of the less exciting things that we did. When I finally had everything I came for,

and more, I made my way up to the checkouts to look for one with an actual human being running it. My husband loves those self check-outs and prefers using them to doing what I’d rather do: stand in line and read a

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Okanagan residents are being warned that the economy could sustain a body-blow if low prices permanently cripple the tree fruit sector. The average price for last falls’ apple crop is 12.6 cents while the cost of production is 22 cents. “We made more on our fruit 10 years ago,” said Joe Sardinha, B.C. Fruit Growers Association president. “This is the third year in a row where prices are falling below production. You don’t have to be a math genius to know this isn’t sustainable.” The industry pumps about $200 million a year into the valley’s economy. “The current situation puts the industry at risk and that could have a huge hit on the economy and businesses that rely on the industry,” said Sardinha, adding that growers purchase equipment, supplies, vehicles and grocer-

ies and use services like restaurants. Sardinha also doesn’t believe empty tracts of land, where fruit used to be grown, would present an attractive image for the Okanagan. The BCFGA will demand emergency funding from the provincial government although an specific dollar figure has not been determined yet. “Growers need resources to operate for this coming year,” said Sardinha. Direct payments worth $10 million were sought in 2010, but senior government denied that request and provided $5 million marketing opportunities, infrastructure enhancements and pest management. “There’s been nothing but government resistance to industry assistance. They use the excuse of possible counterveil duties from the U.S.,” said Sardinha. “But the Americans have all kinds of crafty ways of subsidies




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Heidi is looking for her retirement home. She loves to play football and enjoys the company of other dogs. She is a big girl who needs to lose weight. She loves walks and hanging out on her big fluffy bed. Heidi is beautiful inside and out and would love to go to her “forever home” with her best buddy William. Please come down for a visit with her.


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William is a big strong boy who loves to burn off energy through playing with other dogs and going for lots of walks. He is highly excitable and can be competitive. William needs owners who are confident and have lots of time to be active with him. He enjoys the company of humans and is always up for an adventure. He would do best in an ADULT ONLY home.


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BELLA ID# 224168

Bella is a very sweet cat who is always at the front of her cage greeting anyone who comes by. She loves cuddles and will purr for hours. Bella would suit a family who can give her attention and would love to have a lap cat. If you think Bella would suit your family, come down to the Kelowna SPCA and ask for an introduction.


China came to us as a stray, therefore her history is unknown. She is a bit unsure of new things and fast movements, therefore she needs a gentle hand and a patient family. She loves to be scratched around her ears and has the most beautiful blue eyes! If you could give our little “china doll” a forever loving home please come down to meet her.

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My name is Treacle and I am big love bug! I am soooo sweet and affectionate, all I want to do is snuggle. I have had a couple of litters in my short life, but am now spayed and tattoo’d, and my ears have been I am totally ready to be adopted and would love a home with another dog or at least a place where people will give me lots of love and spend quality time with me. I hope that my “forever home” is out there somewhere. Came in from Dog Control

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Drey is a sweet but cautious dog, and bonds well with people he gets to know. He had some special privileges at his former home (sleeping under the covers, regular belly rubs etc) so would love to have those continue. Positive reinforcement is the best way to relieve Drey of his fearful behaviour and to bring out the very best in him. He is a great dog and hopes that there is a good, loving home for him in the near future.

Roxy is a sweet Staffi mix who enjoys car rides, loves to sleep in the middle of the bed and knows her basic commands (sit, shake a paw, roll over). She loves to walk and is good with other dogs and older children. She is ready to go to her “forever home”, so if you have the right environment for this beautiful girl, please come down and spend some time with her.


Kye’s intelligence is the reason why he needs an experienced home, and owner that understands the benefits of positive reinforcement. Using these methods is the key to success and will help get this completely misunderstood dog on the way to becoming the best he can be. Kye’s new owners need to be true dog lovers and passionate about him. Our dog staff will be more than happy to instruct you in how to continue with his training. ID# 225582






Lynx is a very sweet girl who loves attention. She loves to sit on your lap and be scratched. We estimate her to be around two years of age. She is a true Manx, meaning she has no tail. If you would like to meet our little girl, please come down and spend some time with her. Came in as a stray


Snow is a very handsome boy who loves attention. He will jump onto your shoulders and rub your face with his. Snow will follow you around the room and he loves to be fussed over. Snow would do best in an active home where he can be the centre of attention. If you think this feline would fit well in your family environment, please come down to the shelter for an introduction.

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Homeowners look to deconstruct, not demolish Stacy Downs CONTRIBUTOR

If you’re remodeling your kitchen or want to build your dream home on property with a not-so-idyllic house, there’s a way to tear down that doesn’t involve the wrecking ball. Deconstruction—the careful removal of salvageable hardwood flooring, light fixtures, cabinetry, doors and nearly everything that makes a house a house—is gaining momentum in the U.S. As a result, more than three-fourths of the house can be re-used and recycled instead of all of it ending up in the dump. More than 30 per cent of waste that goes into landfills consists of building and construction materials, much that can still be used. Jack Williams and Jane York recently opted for deconstructing their Leawood, Kan., ranch home, where they had lived for 28 years, to build their post-retirement dream home. Their mantra: How can we do things smarter than what we’ve done in the past? “It does take some effort,” says Williams, smiling inside their new 2,300-square-foot space, still under construction. “We feel like pioneers,” York says. Besides being easier on the Earth, deconstruction—if you donate your home’s salvageable materials to a nonprofit like Habitat for Human-

JACK WILLIAMS and JaneYork stand in front of their new modern, energy-efficient house under construction ity—can be lighter on the pocketbook than demolition. However, initial costs don’t reflect that. The average one-week demolition is $10,000 to $20,000 in the U.S. . Deconstruction, which can take a month or two, is typically $20,000 to $35,000. “Deconstruction means taking it apart by

hand instead of by machine,” says Lance Houston, owner of an excavating and demolition firm “Habitat ReStore takes out what can be salvaged—sinks, cabinets, so forth. “We’ll denail it, cut off bad ends, band it and wrap it to go to Habitat ReStore. All metals, like copper piping, can be salvaged at

the scrap yard.” Financially, deconstruction can be a leap of faith. It takes someone who isn’t afraid of waiting until taxes are filed to get the money back. “So far, since we started doing this in 2001, no one has gotten (financially) hurt by the process that we know about,” says Mark Bullock, deconstruction manager for

Habitat ReStore in Kansas City, who helps contractors and homeowners navigate the process. To recoup costs, you have to hire an appraiser who specializes in deconstruction. A challenge to Kansas Citians is that there are no local professionals with that expertise—and not that many nationwide. York and Williams


worked with Doug Miller, a deconstruction appraiser based out of Lyons, Colo. With travel expenses and professional fees, the appraisal cost $2,200. John and Emily Cowden, of Prairie Village, Kan., who also recently went through deconstruction, hired Floyd and Marianna Sparks, deconstruction experts based out of Encinitas,

Calif. In deconstruction appraisals, the value is of the salvageable structure— not the land, the bulk of the value. York and Williams found out their structure was worth about $46,000, so after taxes, they will get money back instead of being out money, as they would have been if the structure had been demolished. The Cowdens’ structure was valued at $99,000, meaning with their tax bracket, they’ll get money back from their deconstruction, too. “It’s been really easy,” says John Cowden, a pediatrician. “And it’s had huge upsides.” Both households have been renting homes near the deconstruction sites. Williams and York’s original foundation, garage floor, basement, patio, half the driveway and the brick chimney were crushed and used for the new house’s foundation backfill. The couple kept a few faucets and light fixtures for the new house as well. Williams says 82 percent of their home was reused through Habitat ReStore or recycled, including scrap wood that was chipped into mulch. On average, more than 75 per cent of a home can be reused and recycled. Items that typically can’t be repurposed, Bullock says, are insulation, PVC pipes, roofing, old carpet, brittle sheathing and fragile tile. “The interest is there,” he says.

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Seeking partner families Paying your mortgage off faster Habitat for Humanity Kelowna will hold two public information nights for low-income working families with children who are interested in applying to become partner families in new housing projects. Partner families help build their own homes with 500 hours of sweat equity and HFH Kelowna finances the mortgage. No down payment is required. HFH Kelowna is building a duplex on the Westside commencing in April 2011 for occupancy in the fall. One information meet-

ing will be held in Kelowna and another on the Westside. The application process will take a minimum of four weeks. Two families will be selected to become partner families and owners of the duplex on the Westside. The meetings will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 22, at Westbank United Church, 3672 Brown Rd, 7 p.m.; and on Thursday, Feb. 24, at Fairfield Inn & Suites, 1655 Powick Rd., 7 p.m. Founded in 1992, Habitat for Humanity Kelowna is a non-profit or-

ganization working towards a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. Their mission is to mobilize volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and promoting homeownership as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty. The volunteer organization has provided 22 families with safe, decent and affordable housing in the Central Okanagan. Habitat for Humanity Kelowna is one of 72 Canadian affiliates and is affiliated with Habitat for Humanity International.

The standard type of mortgage payment consists of interest with a principal reduction. The standard payment is monthly and, if you maintain that payment and don’t make extra or lump sum payments, your mortgage is geared to be paid off in whatever amortization you choose. You can amortize the mortgage to pay off in 25 or 30 years or whatever amount of time you wish up to 35 years. The majority of financial institutions will allow you to make lump sum payments annually to shorten the time you will

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pay off your mortgage. On closed mortgages you will only be allowed to pay up to 20% annually. Along with that you can also increase your payments by up to 20% which will increase the amount of equity in your home at a quicker pace. Some institutions will also allow you to “double up” on payments. Open mortgages give you the opportunity to make lump sum payments for as little or as much as you want without penalty and at any time of the year. All of these will shorten the amortization and save you thousands of dollars in interest costs over the life of the mortgage. If you have excellent savings habits or are expecting to receive a lump sum of money in any given year you will be able to take advantage of the prepayment options. In our years of dealing with mortgages, most home owners are not in a position to make those lump sum payments to reduce the amortization. It is much easier to set up your payments higher than required or set them up on a payment schedule other than monthly. Two ways to shorten



the amortization are accelerated weekly or biweekly payments. Here’s how that works based on a monthly payment of $1,000. Consider an accelerated payment schedule on a required $1,000 a month payment. In breaking that down, you could make 52 payments of $250 for total annual payments of $13,000. So, if you take 12 monthly payments of $1,000 that equates to $12,000 per annum. If you take what you’d pay annually on monthly payments and compare that with what you pay annually on weekly payments you will see an extra $1,000 comes off the principal in one year. That’s an extra $1,000 that you will not have to

pay future interest on, thereby decreasing the principal on the mortgage quicker and building your equity faster. The same principal works for bi-weekly payments. Make $500 payments every two weeks and the same amount of extra principal will come off the mortgage yearly. There is also a “semimonthly” payment option that will not have the same desirable effect as with the two scenarios above. It is always in your best interest to pay down/ off your mortgage as quickly as possible. Once that is done, you will be able to put your clear title asset to use for investment purposes, allowing tax deductible purchases/investments to your advantage, with the help of a financial advisor. Also, once you have little or no mortgage, you will no longer have to worry about whether mortgage interest rates are going up or down. Of Prime Interest is provided by mortgage professionals Darwyn Sloat (250-718-4117) and Trish Balaberde (250470-8324).

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With energy costs rising, there is no better time to get into the green market. Going green is essentially a phenomenon in which homeowners work to reduce the amount of impact they have on the environment. Don’t worry—you don’t have to make a lot of extreme changes to green up your home. There are some simple things that you can do in your home to reduce your impact on the environment. Being more environmentally friendly does not have to be an expensive endeavor; in fact, many practices are designed to be cost efficient and save you money in the long run. Turning the thermostat down even one degree can dramatically reduce your

energy costs. By reversing the direction, you can use the ceiling fans that you already have to push warm air down from the ceiling during the winter. If you are remodeling your home or redecorating a room, you might be able to incorporate further green measures. There are several new flooring products on the market that are made from sustainable wood or recycled materials. Energy-efficient appliances are also a great feature to implement when you are remodeling the kitchen, bath or laundry room. New models often use less water and energy, and create less heat. A good way to save money on your heating bills is to add extra insulation to your walls. New techniques have been developed to spray insulation and keep de-

struction minimal. Additional insulation will keep out sounds from the exterior of the home as well. If you’re really interested in getting off the grid, then you can add solar panels to your home. These will provide all of the energy you need even in cloudy or rainy areas. Many homeowners also report the benefit of being able to sell power back to their power company each month. Although many of these green home techniques do require some additional investment up front, they can result in significant dividends in the long run. These solutions are easy to implement; a single weekend can make many things happen. You can be an environmental steward with just a few steps and some knowledge about how to green up your home.

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Home energy sleuths find clues behind power loss Mary Breckenridge CONTRIBUTOR

Matthew Pickston thinks of himself as a detective. But instead of searching for clues to crimes, he looks for the causes of problems such as chilly rooms and damaging ice dams. Pickston is a home energy auditor, a professional who scours houses for issues that can harm structures, drive up energy bills and just make the occupants uncomfortable. The process surprises some clients, who think an energy audit is concerned mainly with electricity use. “Most people think I’m going to show up and start looking at their light bulbs,” he said. Instead, energy auditors such as Pickston look at a house as a system. They consider how all the parts work together to affect a home’s energy efficiency and search for solutions to the more puzzling problems. To get an idea of the kinds of issues a home energy auditor can uncover, I tagged along with Pickston as he audited a home in Hudson, Ohio, last week. Pickston, a Pro Energy Consultants franchisee in Sagamore Hills Township, Ohio, does his sleuthing with the aid of an infrared camera, a chemicalsmoke stick and a healthy curiosity. Some problems are obvious, but finding the source of others requires a knowledge of building science and a bit of deductive reasoning. After interviewing

the homeowners about problems they’d noticed, he started his investigation by depressurizing the house using a blower door, a powerful exhaust fan that fits into an exterior door frame. As air was sucked out of the house, outside air came rushing in to replace it through all the little cracks and openings in the home’s exterior. It was as though a 10 mph wind were hitting all the outside surfaces of the house, he explained. The depressurization exaggerated the normal flow of outside air through those openings, allowing Pickston to detect leaks more easily. Then, room by room, he cased the house. He examined each space with his infrared camera, which displayed temperature differences in vivid colour— red for warm, blue for cold. A blue area with feathered edges indicated a flow of cold air, which he could verify by holding the smoke stick near the source to see where and how fast the smoke traveled. Many of the tests showed the results he expected, such as windows that were colder than the adjacent walls and air that flowed through unblocked chimneys. But some results surprised him. “What on earth is going on?” he said as he aimed his camera at an interior door separating the master bedroom from an attached bathroom and saw a rectangle of bright blue. “That’s insane.” It turned out the bathroom was being remodeled, so cold air was

seeping in through all the untaped drywall joints. But the big issue was a leaky exterior door in the room, which Pickston recommended replacing with an Energy Star-rated door. A frigid first-floor office posed another challenge. Pickston could attribute part of the problem to the fireplace’s open damper, and he also suspected cold air was entering gaps in the chimney structure. But it wasn’t until he got to the basement that he spotted the biggest source of the problem: The heating duct to the room was disconnected. Many of the issues he found were fairly common, such as ceiling light fixtures that were allowing heat into the attic, air leaks along baseboards and around window frames, and gaps around pipes that extended through exterior walls, the basement ceiling or the attic floor. He also pointed out a common trouble spot: the rim joist, the place where the house’s framing meets the foundation. Often, the rim joist isn’t sealed or insulated properly, allowing heat to escape, he said. He suggested cutting pieces of rigid foam insulation to fit the empty spaces and then caulking around the edges for a tight air seal. The goal in an energy audit isn’t to create a completely airtight home, Pickston said. That’s difficult when you’re retrofitting an existing home, he noted, and bringing in some outside air is beneficial. Rather, the intention is to help homeowners set priorities so they can

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Neon makes a comeback in Las Vegas Gary A. Warner CONTRIBUTOR

LAS VEGAS—One of the hottest tickets in Las Vegas isn’t Cher or Celine, Blue Man Group or Cirque de Soleil. It’s a day trip to a gravel lot filled with scrap metal, miles from the Strip. There, on North Las Vegas Boulevard, surrounded by a chain-link fence, is the latest incarnation of the legendary Las Vegas neon “boneyard.” It’s the kind of place where great signs of long-gone casinos and bars, motels and dry cleaners go to die. They are leaned haphazardly against each other and stacked in choppedup chunks against walls. Dust, rust and daylight obscure the beauty of their once-lush oranges and blues, reds and greens that glowed in the night. But this is a graveyard bent on a resurrection. The signs brought here are part of a new Neon Museum to open this year. Daily tours next to a neon-themed city park across the street often sell out. “This is one of the few places where Las Vegas will celebrate its past instead of imploding it with fireworks,” said Justin Favela, the director of docents who led my tour on a winter Thursday. Las Vegas is rediscovering neon after almost allowing a fade-out along the Strip. Casinos ditched the touchy tubes of colored inert gas for the ease of fluorescent lights under flexi glass. Later came the harsh, flashing, stadium-style LED and LCD screens that fill the Strip from the Luxor to the Stratosphere. Neon had its birth at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair and blossomed throughout the country, particularly in New York’s Times Square and parts of Los Angeles. It lit up Tokyo’s Ginza and Lon-

don’s Piccadilly. But it was Las Vegas where neon visually exploded. By the 1950s, visitors were greeted at the south end of the Strip with the neon-lit “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign. Neon splashed out from the Sands and Dunes, Stardust and Flamingo. On Fremont Street, neon turned midnight to noon around the Mint, Horseshoe, Fremont and Golden Nugget. The signs signaled visitors had arrived in an adult playground. The neon cowboy Vegas Vic gave a thumbs-up and bellowed, “Howdy, pardner!” The signs were “declarations of decadence,” wrote Linda Chase in her book, “Picturing Las Vegas.” Neon was hard to create and harder to maintain. By the 1970s, neon was in decline. Many of the signs were leased by the hotels, so when they made a change, the old neon had to be hauled off to a “boneyard” to be used for repairs or parts for new signs. The dry desert air helped them survive. Even “Glitter Gulch” attacked its heritage. In 1995, a dramatic series of LCD screens were built over Fremont Street in an effort to revive lagging tourism downtown. Huge chunks—including the brim of Vegas Vic’s Stetson—were torn out to make room for the sky frame supporting the curving screen. The “world’s biggest television” is a big hit with tourists, but it makes neon lovers cringe at the damage done. Neon became a Las Vegas cult-art phenomenon. Up to 200 people a day would come to the Young Electric Sign Co. just to look through the chain link at old signs. When the Neon Museum group started in 1996, the company donated the bulk of its old signs. It was

a public service, but it also got rid of the snoopers. A University of Nevada survey in 2002 cataloged 80 neon signs that should be saved. About 15 neon signs have been restored and put up around the city, with the largest collection at the open-air Fremont Street Gallery in downtown Las Vegas. The new boneyard tour got its start last year when museum staff last went through the collection and hauled out 150 pieces to show to tourists in informal tours twice a day. The cost: $15. Despite the obscure location, the tours are often packed. It’s a mixed blessing for the Neon Museum crew. They are excited but also overwhelmed by interest in the tours. “It’s the very worst kept secret in Las Vegas,” said Bill Marion, a veteran local public relations

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executive who is the museum chairman. “The neon of Las Vegas has both a national and international reputation and interest. We’re not even advertising, but we can’t handle the number of people who want to see it. When it opens up later this year, I think it will be one of the largest attractions outside of the Strip.” Out front, a large sign spelling NEON sits above a desert-style city park. Favela later told me the sign is copied from the neon script of famous hotels _ the “N” is Golden Nugget, the “E” from Caesars Palace, the “O” from the Horseshoe and the other “N” from the grand old Desert Inn. Inside the gates, there are pieces of the old “atomic”-style letters from the Stardust, along with pieces of its successor, the massive spark-

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ling Stardust sign, which some public relations types claimed could be seen from space. The oldest piece is a 1930s chunk of the Green Shack. Though listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it was torn down to make way for a Denny’s. There’s the lovely swooping script from the short-lived heyday of the Moulin Rouge, the resort that broke the color barrier in 1955 (and was promptly shut down). Las Vegas would wait until 1960 to integrate casinos. Some of the best examples are from longgone motels. One of the most beautiful is for the defunct Yucca Motel, with bent glass yellow tubing that swirls into a version of the desert plant. While neon is the main attraction, the boneyard has other fun pieces. A staff favorite is a golden lamp from the old Aladdin

Hotel, where Elvis married Priscilla in 1967. There’s also a mulletwearing metal statue that used to grace a pool hall, and the massive, scary pirate’s face that used to top Treasure Island. It fell victim to the end of Las Vegas’ attempt to recast itself as a family-friendly destination. “They found out the whales—the big gamblers —didn’t like to be around kids,” Favela said. Nearby sits the forlorn, old La Concha casino, a small, undulating, shell-shaped building that used to be on the Strip near Circus Circus. Slated for demolition in 2006, it was chopped into eight pieces and trucked to the boneyard instead. Once restored, it will be the museum visitor’s center. In the median of North Las Vegas Boulevard in front of the boneyard is one of the most famous

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pieces of lighted signage in the city. The screaming yellow bulbs famously kept Howard Hughes awake in his penthouse across the street at the Desert Inn. When the Silver Slipper owners refused to mute the lights, Hughes did what any eccentric billionaire might do—he bought the place and reduced the illumination. It’s these kinds of stories that supporters are hoping will bring a diverse crowd to the Neon Museum. There are the hardcore design types, with Robert Venturi’s “Learning From Las Vegas” book on vernacular architecture under their arm, who will listen to how the Futura Bold font on the Stardust ruined a once-great casino sign. But the tour will also appeal to post-World war See Vegas A20

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will also allow visitors to linger with pieces of their past. “Every sign has its own story—and everyone has their own story with the signs,� Marion said. The star of the nighttime neon experience in Las Vegas is the Fremont Street Gallery. The Neon Museum website has a walking map and list of the signs scattered about— nearly all within walking distance. Some of the earliest restorations, around 1997, were of a yellow lit lamp from the Aladdin. A glittering horse and rider from the long-gone Hacienda Hotel is high on a pole over the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Fremont Street. Some of the prettiest examples of neon aren’t involved with gambling at all. One of the small classics is from the old Flame Restaurant. The sign, from 1961, was for an eatery that used to sit near the Desert Inn (where the Wynn now stands). The Chief Hotel Court is the oldest restored sign, a 1940s classic from an old

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that hit Las Vegas especially hard. There are signs of delayed maintenance at the Fremont Street Gallery, with some signs sporting burned out sections. The signs are at their best at night, but they are sometimes almost a block away from the tourist areas. On the night I visited, the Red Barn martini glass was a gathering place for five men who were having their own drinks from paper bags. Even the most famous neon sign on Fremont Street has seen better days. The neon has gone dark on one of Vegas Vic’s hands; his arm no

longer swings out with an optimistic thumb up. Not all the great neon of Las Vegas is in a museum. Hopefully the renewed interest in neon will keep some of the pieces from being hacked up and shipped off to a boneyard. The Flamingo is one of the few hotels on the Strip where neon is still the lighting of choice. The highlights are the two large corner pieces, which cascade warm pinks. In a crime against art, the city allowed a pedestrian bridge to Caesars Palace to be built a number of years ago that obscures the view of the best section.

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A closer look at hockey’s tough guys Kevin Parnell STAFF REPORTER

Kelowna hockey fans have had no shortage of tough guys to cheer for over the years. Kelowna’s Glen Cochrane is a legendary scrapper, while Rockets alumni Scott Parker had close to 300 penalty minutes twice with Kelowna before plying his trade in the NHL. Now a Kelowna filmmaker is hoping to delve deeper into the world of hockey tough guys with a planned documentary called Ice Guardians. Adam Scorgie, who made a name for himself with the marijuana-documentary The Union, The Business Behind Getting High, will present his idea to the NHL at the league’s Heritage Classic Feb. 20 in Calgary.

“We think everyone has missed the story of these guys who will do anything to make the NHL,” said Scorgie, a KLO graduate who went to school with tough Kelowna Rockets players like Mitch Fritz and Kris Mallette. “These tough guys work so hard. They all started playing hockey at a young age and wanted to be Bobby Orr or Wayne Gretzky or Mario Lemieux. But at some point they knew (fighting) was their only shot to make it.” Scorgie has a fight of his own to win to get his film from where it is today to a feature length documentary. In order to properly document the lives of current and former tough guys, he needs the NHL to release footage of the

players in action. So at the Heritage Classic he will meet first with former player Brendan Shanahan and then with the “suits” who run the NHL, asking the league to release the fight footage, a move that Scorgie says rarely happens. “We need the NHL to release the footage but they don’t want that image going out there,” said Scorgie. “We want to show them that we aren’t here to glorify fighting. Most of it would be about real life stories of what these guys go through fighting, dealing with the media and the fans, going home to their kids with the broken hands and the missing teeth.” Scorgie has produced a seven minute sample of what his documentary will look like as well

as a 20 minute package of interviews he’s conducted with former and current NHL tough guys. He’s interviewed a who’s who of tough guys like Dave Semenko, Clark Gillies, Nick Fotiu, Dave Brown, Gino Odjick, Derek Boogaard, last year’s NHL fights leader Zenon Konopka as well as star Jarome Iginla, to get his take on fighting in the game. “After our interviews we asked them if they had ever seen a film about their role in the game,” said Scorgie. “They all said no and that they would like to see that.” Still Scorgie knows he has a big wall to breakdown if he is to get NHL approval. The league keeps a tight grasp on the rights to film as it protects


KELOWNA FILMMAKER Adam Scorgie (right) poses with last year’s NHL fights leader Zenon Konopka. Scorgie will pitch a documentary featuring NHL tough guys to the NHL this month. its image. Getting them to release fight footage is probably the hardest hill to climb. “It’s a huge mountain because it’s tough to try and sell them a vision of the film,” he said.

“It’s the biggest wall ever but I’m very confident because no one has taken this approach and this effort. All these guys are the nicest guys. They treated me and our crew with the utmost respect. They

showed so much belief in me that I have to do the movie. They did everything they can to make the NHL and I am going to do everything I can to make this movie.”

Kelowna plays a part in documentary If Kelowna filmmaker Adam Scorgie gets approval for his new documentary called Ice Guardians, Kelowna will have played a huge part in the process. Kelowna supporters played a major role in raising $24,000 to go towards a seven minute “sizzle reel” Scorgie produced to pitch his documentary idea to the NHL. “Kelowna has been amazing in its support,” he said. “I can’t say how great it’s been. I wish every city would be so cool. I feel like I will have the whole city with me when I pitch the NHL.” To raise money, Scorgie used the web site Kickstart to roll out a campaign where individuals could do-

nate, helping him reach his goal of $24,000. He added a further $14,000 of his own money to bankroll the pre-production and interviews with legendary NHL tough guys. Now 30, Scorgie’s film career is taking off. He has secured a salaried position with Vancouver production company Network and is working as a producer on documentaries on Bruce Lee and Ray Mancini. He’s also looking at a follow up to the breakout documentary The Union: The Business Behind Getting High, the 2007 documentary that examined the marijuana industry that Scorgie acted as Executive Producer on. “I love being able to work on

these films,” said Scorgie. “You almost become a quasi-expert on the topic you are doing the film on. You have to do so much research. I couldn’t be happier with what has happened with my career.” After graduating from KLO Scorgie went to acting school as well as film school in New York. His first project was The Union. He still lives in Kelowna with his wife and daughter and Kelowna folks will be the only audience to view the same presentation he will make to the NHL for his Ice Guardians project. There is a screening at the Paramount on Feb. 18. For ticket inquiries to that screening contact Your Gym Bag or the Avenue bar.

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Healthy Chiefs head to playoffs Kevin Parnell STAFF REPORTER

Heading into their first playoff series in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, the Kelowna Chiefs are healthier than ever in what was an injury riddled rookie season for the franchise.

The Chiefs (24-21-12) host the Princeton Posse (16-26-3-3) in a best of seven first round KIJHL series beginning Monday night at Rutland Arena. Game two is Tuesday night in Rutland. “Princeton is hard to play against because they have size, they’re well-

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coached and they play hard,” said Chiefs head coach Ken Andrusiak. “Offensively I think we have a little more fire power. Other than that we’re going to have to have our best game. It’s interesting to hear people say where you finish is important. It really isn’t. You still have to beat somebody four times.” The Chiefs finished second in the KIJHL’s Okanagan Division. Its record of three games over .500 might seem pedestrian but is made all the more remarkable by the number of games the team lost to injury. Only one member of the Chiefs played in all regular season games for the Chiefs. The team had 130 individual games lost due to injury. “I think we led the league in affiliate player games played,” said Andrusiak. “For a couple of weeks we only had two lines. It was a real challenge.” Another challenge was letting people know the team existed. The

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Chiefs were born when Andrusiak and two partners purchased the Chase Chiefs hockey club and moved it to Kelowna. Attendance started slowly at the renovated Rutland Arena but the team has built a core group, averaging 300 fans a night. Some nights have been much higher while week nights are a tough draw. “I think overall it’s been pretty positive,” said Andrusiak, who not only has now worked for all three junior teams in town but also coached the B.C. Amateur’s major midget team that plays out of Kelowna as well as most levels of Kelowna Minor Hockey, including association head coach. “It’s like the first year of a business. You learn as you go along. Overall it was pretty positive and we have a pretty decent team.” The Chiefs have built their niche in Rutland. Most of the team’s schoolaged players go to Rutland Senior and the bulk of the corporate support comes from the Rutland business community. A sign hanging in the coach’s office reads ‘the Kelowna Chiefs: Rutland’s very own.’ “I think it’s good for us to have a team here,”



BRETT LAIRD and the rest of the Kelowna Chiefs will head into their first KIJHL playoff series beginning Monday. said Andrusiak who said the team has support from the Kelowna Rockets and also saves two 16-yearold spots for the major junior club. “When we were doing our research we found that there was about 40 Kelowna kids playing in the KIJHL. Now we’re giving them an alternative so they can play at home.” Those kids open their first playoffs Monday and Tuesday at home to Princeton. Call 250-8628020 for ticket information.

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A nine-year veteran with the Kelowna Speed Skating Club, Rosborough began his season by qualifying for the 2010 Zone 2 Team at the B.C. Winter Games, where he went on to win five gold medals. He would only take home four of those medals though as he personally awarded one of them to a fellow competitor who suffered a serious injury during the competition. In his age group he is currently ranked among the top five male skaters in Canada for both long track and short track speed skating.


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A highly respected sailor with the Central Okanagan Sailing Association, Hardy had podium finishes in a number of competitions including the Kelowna Yacht Club’s dingy event, the SOSA Invitational Regatta, the Osoyoos Regional Championship and most notably a second place finish at the B.C. provincial sailing championships. On top of racing, Thomas put in over 300 hours of volunteer coaching with the sailing club this year earning him the Spirit of COSA award.


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As a member of the Okanagan Gymnastics Club Trevor Stirling has won several provincial titles in the area of trampoline and tumbling. This season he had second place finishes at the B.C. provincial championships in New Westminster and the 2010 Canada Cup in Missisauga, and a seventh place finish at the Indo Pacific Championships in Japan.Recently, he won gold at the 2010 Pan American Championships in his 15-16 year old category.


A member of the Big White Racers Ski Club, Silken Rauhala is in her first season on the National FIS circuit and has already caught the attention of the Canadian national alpine ski team. Among all first year circuit participants’ results, Silken placed second and third in her events was selected for the B.C. alpine ski team competing in the upcoming 2011 Canada Winter Games in Halifax.


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5th and final year of competition for the UBC Okanagan women’s basketball team. Over the course of her career, Jenna has been recognized as her teams’ captain and Most Valuable Player, a provincial all-star, BCCAA Athlete of Week, and a league wide top ten player in scoring, rebounding, and assists. Kantz is on track to claim the university’s all time leading scorer title with her outstanding performance this season.


A 13-year-old Okanagan Mission student, Jayda Jurome skated to a national title at the 2010 Skate Canada Challenge becoming the first skater out of Kelowna in her age group to win a national championship, a testament to her work ethic, determination, and dedication.


Connor McCormack claimed the Canadian national BMX championship for the third straight year in 2010, juggling BMX while playing university basketball at UBCO. McCormack is currently training for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, competing in several qualifying


ALONG THE BOARDS…Emman Sandhu (left) of the Kelowna

Flyers battles Kelowna Bruins player Mitch Stevens in bantam house hockey action Saturday afternoon at the Capital News Centre. events, including the Canadian Development and ID camp held in Arizona this month.


Joe Byram has been involved with competitive swimming for just over four years with the Vernon Kokanees, establishing himself as one of the top 16-year-old backstrokers in Canada. Last season, he won four individual medals at the Western Canadian Championships, as well as four medal at the North American Challenge Cup as part of Team Canada’s Under-18 swim team.


Local athletes and volunteers were recognized earlier this month at Sport Kelowna’s 2011 Community Sport Hero awards. Last week the Capital News presented the award winners in the volunteer category. This week we present the athletic excellence award winners.

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Passed away peacefully after a month long suffering on Thursday, February 10th, 2011 at the age of 86. Antoni is lovingly remembered by his wife Janine and cat Keisha. Antoni will be remembered for his love of daily walking. Janine wants to express her thankfulness to Dr. Brown and the nursing staff at Kelowna General Hospital for their compassionate care during this difficult time. Prayers will be recited on Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 at 7:30 P.M. at St. Theresa’s Parish 750 N. Rutland Road with Father Otto Rollheiser officiating. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, February 17th, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. with burial to follow at St. Theresa’s Cemetery. Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to Valleyview Funeral Home, Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial


Passed away on February 10th, 2011 at Orchard Manor in Kelowna. She is survived by her loving family, three daughters; Maureen Trotter (Mark Josephy) of Quesnel, BC; Bev (Craig) Hansen,of Kelowna and Jocelyn (Mike) Rourke,of Houston, BC; grandchildren; Josh and Felice Trotter-Wanner, Alyssa (Mark) Regier, Tyrel and Chelan Hansen, Matthew and Gillian Rourke and one great-grandchild, Rylea Regier. Also, survived by her sister Beulah Cooper and extended family Myrtle (Rudolph) Brandt. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, February 14th, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the St. Pauls United Church, 3131 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna, BC with Rev. Albert Baldeo officiating. Interment will follow in the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in memory of Esme. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Arrangements in care of First Memorial Funeral Services, (250) 762-2299.

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ACCOUNTING CLERK Okanagan Dodge, the Interiors #1 Chrysler Jeep Dodge dealership, is looking for an accounting clerk to manage the new and used vehicle sales processing function. Candidate must have strong understanding of double-entry accounting and gross profit relationships, and must be able to multi-task and work independently. Experience with ADP is also an asset. Competitive wage with benefits. Please forward resumes to Mike McNulty at

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Farm Workers 7 Farm Workers needed for pruning, thinning & picking in Ellison & Glenmore area. $9.28/hr or $18/bin peice rate. 40hrs/wk. A&G Sandher Orchards, 2761 Lakha Rd Kelowna BC, V1X 7W1. 250-4486541 BOPARAI Orchard req’s, Pruning, thinning & picking. March-Oct. $9.28/hr.765-7149 FARM WORKERS $9.28/hr. 40-50 wks. March 15 - Nov 15, thinning, picking, pruning. Sidhu Family Farm, 10050 Seton Rd. (250)-766-2409 ROSERIDGE Orchard & Nursary Ltd. 2 workers req’d. May 15-Nov 1/11. Thinning, picking, gardening & general farm labor. $9.28/hr. 250-860-4651

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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. DENTAL Receptionist for extended hours practice. Dental exp necessary. Send resume to Creekside Dental Clinic. 5-757 KLO Rd, Kelowna BC, V1Y 9L8. Fax: 250-862-9472 Attn Darcy

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Personal Care Worker with experience to provide client with assistance in daily living, rehabilitation, developing community relationships, speech therapy. A committed, positive and reliable person with proven strength in working with person with disabilities, 3 shifts available per week. First aid, criminal record check and Class 4 Drivers’ License required. Please fax your application to 250-763-3553.Short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews mid-February.





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HEALTH & WELLNESS COORDINATOR Highland Valley Copper is Canada’s largest base metal copper-moly mine and is owned and operated by Teck Resources Limited. The Highland Valley Copper mine requires a Health & Wellness Coordinator at its mining operation located 300 km northeast of Vancouver, B.C. or approximately 75 kilometers southwest of Kamloops. Reporting to the General Supervisor Employee Relations, this individual will be a member of the team responsible for the implementation and promotion of a comprehensive Disability Management Program, which includes weekly indemnity, long term disability, Workers’ Compensation and the operation of the on site Modified Work Centre. The ideal candidate must have Grade 12 or GED. Preference will be given to Certified Return to Work Coordinator (CRTWC) or Certified Disability Management Professional (CDMP). Certified Human Resources Profession (CHRP) designation would be an asset. Must have a working knowledge of the Workers’ Compensation Act and Work Safe BC (WCB) regulations. Highland Valley Copper offers a competitive salary and benefits package including relocation assistance. Qualified candidates are requested to submit a resume and cover letter no later than February 25th, 2011 to the attention of: Lexi Sherman Employee Relations Coordinator Highland Valley Copper P.O. Box 1500 Logan Lake, BC, Canada, V0K 1W0 E-mail: (in MS Word Format) We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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Trades, Technical Experienced Hydro-vac/Vacuum truck operator required for Kelowna based Environmental company. Competitive wages, benefits, challenging work environment. Must have Class 3 with Air & clean Drivers Abstract. Involves occasional weekends, overtime, after hours callouts & out of town work. Email resume & Drivers Abstract to or fax 250-766-3254.


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Full Time — Permanent Due to a recent retirement, the City has an opportunity for an Underground Irrigation Operator/Labourer. This position maintains parks and City grounds irrigation systems and performs other general duties in relation to Public Works and Parks Operations from April to October each year. From November to March, this position performs the duties of Labourer related to construction and maintenance operations in the areas of water, sanitary sewer, storm drainage system, road, sidewalks, parks and buildings, and performs other work as required. Rate of pay: $28.12/hr – Irrigation Operator – April to October (approx.) and $21.09/hr – Labourer – November to March (approx.). Please note: Qualified applicants must apply for a criminal record check at the local RCMP front counter at the time of application. Please see our website at for a complete job description and method of application. Closing date is February 16, 2011. Quote competition # 5-COV-11. --------------------------------

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

Electrical ALAN Dignam Electric. Resid/ Comm. Service calls, Reno’s, Upgrades. lic’d, bonded & Insured. Alan 250-808-6595 A&S ELECTRIC. Resid/Comm Wiring. New constr, renov. & service changes. lic’d & bonded. Steve 864-2099 (cont #90929) Electrician - Licensed, bonded and insured. Available for renovation and new construction. Free estimates, no job too small. Seniors’ discount. Call Art at Polaris Electric 250-486-7430.

Floor Refinishing/ Installations

WILDSTONE MASONRY Stone Fireplaces and Exteriors - Call Greg for estimate. 250826-6989.

Misc Services ALL KINDS OF FENCES, 6x8 Cedar panels starting @ $65. Gates & custom orders, stainning, AVON. Haven’t found an Avon Representative lately. Need a brochure or Info. Call Myrna at 250-878-2851 or E-mail (best) Leave name, phone and e-mail address. Your AVON Independent Sales Representative.

Moving & Storage

AAA Best Rates Moving $59+. “Why Pay More” Short/Long Distance. Free Est. Res/Comm, 861-3400 FAMILY Movers. Moving? Anything, anywhere. Local and long distance throughout 2010 Packing service available, weekly trips to Vancouver, Alberta, full and partial loads. Cheapest rates in the valley. Free Estimates, 250-493-2687 JOE’S MOVING.reasble rates fully equip’d trucks, local-long dist, no job too small470-8194 NORTH END Moving Service Local/Long Distance. Free Estimates 250-470-9498

Painting & Decorating 100% AFFORDABLE Painting Exp, quality. Int Paint/ceilings. Winter Specials. Terry 8639830 or 768-1098 DALE’S PAINTING Service. Painting Kelowna a better place since 1982, 862-9333 ELITE Trade Painting. Int, ext, comm. (FREE EST). A name you will come to trust. 1-877663-5483. Paint & Decor Awesome Price & Quality. Tony (250)-801-3441 Beautification Specialist


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XCEL PLUMBING, Irrigation, Gas Fitting and drain cleaning. Comm/res and reno’’s. Service & hot water tanks. 575-3839 DREGER MECH. Plumbing, Gasfitting, comm/res & reno, ins’d, 24hr. Call 250-575-5878. KOSKI Plumbing-Heating Gas Fitting Reno’s Res. Bonded/Insured Troy @ 718-0209

Roofing & Skylights TYCO ROOFING. Leak repairs & all your roofing needs. Free est. 250-864-4669

TREMBLAY’S EXCAVATING Comm. snow removal & comm snow blower. 250-979-8033

Tiling Highly skilled and experienced tile setters in all kinds of tiles and natural stones, Satisfaction guaranteed at reasonable and competitive rates. Senior discount 15%, free estimates call Joe: 250-859-7907 or email: TILE Setter. Artistic Ceramics. Custom tile setting. Call 250870-1009

Pets & Livestock

Equestrian SAWDUST - Great for paddocks, riding rings, stables. 250-766-1927 / 250-868-1927

Feed & Hay ALL TYPES of hay for sale! all in medium squares (3x4x8). For all your Dairy, Horse, Feeder Hay needs, visit or call Cale @ 403-635-0104. Delivery available and Min order is a semi-load. Good quality hay, alfalfa grass mix, heavy square bales, barn stored. 542-9419 or 309-5956 HAY FOR SALE; Grass or Grass Alfalfa mix, Round bales $70 each, approx. 800lbs, delivery avail. on larger orders, also Silege bales or Feeder hay. 250-838-6630 *HAY-SALES-GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763.

Pets ADORABLE Bichon Frise pups. F: $500, M: $400. No cheques plz. 250-767-2471 Boxer Pups - 1 brindle female pup, born Oct 28th/2010, $850. 250-260-6039. Dachshund, miniature longhair female, 13 mo. old $650. Std. wire-haired dachshund male 6 mo. old, CKC ref’d, tatooed, shots $750. 250-5490732 German Shepherd Puppies 250-442-8070

Labrador puppies, all colours, inoculated. Ready to go. $500. 250-547-9224. MALTESEPOM:Female,8wks. black & white. Ready to go. $599 obo. 250-469-4247

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Antiques / Vintage Antiques from England, arrived, first day open new stock, Sat., Feb. 10am, Penticton Antiques, Main St., (250)493-2592

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We haul little loads of anything, landscaping materials, & Junk to the dump. 250-7181114 BOB’S ONE TON TRUCKING. All your rubbish needs. FREE scrap car hauling. 25yrs of satisfied Customers. Bob 250-765-2789, 861-0303 pgr DIGGINOLES N SHIFTINSTUFF. Pickup & delivery service. Rubbish & recycling removed. Landscape, building supplies & Hay delivered, small equipment transferred. Yes we work weekends!! or Ph: Ian 250-864-2339 EDSON’S West Kelowna & Area. Rubbish Haul. 1 Ton Dump truck. (250)-718-1595

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$100 & Under BDRM set, incl dresser w/mirror, armoir, headboard, bedside tbl, $100. 250-768-5563 OFFICE Furniture, desks & chairs etc. $25 obo. (250)762-6224 Ext# 100 Maryanne

$200 & Under 2 Dinner Theatre Tickets Feb 25th. Brighton Beach Memoires.$129.50(250)862-9241 3/4 SIZE mattress & boxspring, like new, very clean, asking $125. 778-478-0441 6’ Light weight Portable folding wheelchair ramp, $200, less than 1/2 price. 250-868-8171. DOUBLE bed, complete, incl frame & memory foam topper. Exc cond. $150. 778-478-2110 EXCELLENT quality double hide-a-bed, like new cond, dark blue, $200. 778-478-0441

$300 & Under A 2pc chesterfield 1 is a 2 cushion/3 cushions light choc. brown $300 (250)862-1777

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SKS’s from $199, CZ 858’s $749, CQ-A1 AR15’s $749, Glock’s & CZ’s from $699. AMMO: 9mm, .40, .45, .357, .38, .223. Repairs, refinishing, reblueing. All at The Best Little Gunshop Around Weber & Markin 4-1691 Powick Rd, Kel. 250-762-7575 Tues-Sat, 10-6

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FREE Kittens, multi colored, littered trained, also 1+ 1/2 yr beautiful unusaul breed female cat, to good homes only.(778)754-1030 .Glenrosa area FREE P/U- Appliances, Rads, Batteries, Old machinery, vehicles. Harley 778-821-1317

WE will pick up & recycle your wire pipes, & aluminum windows,from reno’s, batteries radiators etc.too.(250)717-0581

FIREWOOD. JACK PINE $145/cd. Jim, 250-762-5469 APPLE $150. Fir $110. Pine $75. Split/Dry. 2/3 cord. Free delivery Kel. 250-762-6552

A-STEEL Shipping Containers/Bridges Super Sale On NowNew/Used/Damaged. BEST PRICES. 20’24’,40’,45’,48’,53’ Insulated Reefer Containers 20’40’48’53’ CHEAP 40’ Farmers Specials all under $2,200! Semi Trailers for hi way & storage. We are Overstocked, Delivery BC & AB 1-866-528-7108 Call 24 hours


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ANTIQUE To MODERN Home Furnishings for all Budgets & Tastes. Come to OK Estates Furniture and More. 3292 HWY 97N (beside Sheepskin Boutique) (250)-807-7775 TOTAL OFFICE SALE! New Executive Wood Desks, Credenzas & Seating. Up to 50% OFF! Large Selection of NEW & PRE-OWNED Office Furniture. Excellent Sale Prices! CALL US @ 250-7171626 or Visit our Showroom at 420 Banks Rd. OPEN Mon-Fri. 8 to 4:30pm & Sat 10 to 4.


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HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 PRIVATE Collector will buy gold & silver coins! All conditions. Check your safety deposit box! Todd, 250-864-3521 RIGIDFOAM Insulation, 2 x 5 10/ bundle $15ea bundle. Call 250-862-8682, 1660 Cary Rd

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POWER Chair, $800 obo. Please call 250-765-7803 SHOPRIDER scooters & power chairs, lift chairs, walkers & ramps, new & used. Shoprider Dealer, 250-5423745, 1-888-542-3745

Animal mounts, life size mounts, head mounts, Bear rugs & hides. (250)545-9550 PRIVATE Collector wanting to buy 1950’s/60’s change and older. Also higher denomination newer coins like $5, $10 etc. US/Canadian. Todd 250864-3521


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Musical Instruments

40’ aluminum tandem van. 30’x40’ building to be assembled. Truss rafters, super joist flooring. 250-308-0977 250545-4653. HAZELNUTS, .90¢. 3/4” Teak & Birch plywood. 8” table saw. Alum ext ladder & tools. Open to offers. 860-6192 Office desk, metal filing cabinet, sewing machine & Bedroom furniture (250)765-4684

MOIR Pianos. New & Used Grand & Upright Pianos. Call Richard Moir 250-764-8800

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2BD, 2bth, 1500sq’, bright top flr corner unit, great loc. MLS $199,900. Betsy Price, RE/ MAX Kelowna. 250-212-5520


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COLLEGE Area 2bdrm 2bath 55+. UG parking swimming exercise classes avail. NS $1200 + utils. Sandy (250)765-7269

Mark Jontz Royal Lepage 250-762-9446 or 250-860-1100 anytime

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.

Business for Sale ACREAGE WITH HOME & INCOME in the Kootenays. Mini storage, store, u-haul & living quarters on beautiful 5 acre land near Castlegar, BC. Good income, easy to run. $499,000 may consider trade for house in Kelowna area. 250-764-4710 WANTED to buy Landscape Lawncare business in Okanagan, prefer Vernon area, Call Maurice or Linda 250-2603110, 250-938-9801

For Sale By Owner INN AT Big White, #307, sleeps-4, FP, pool, hottub. Owner use or rental income. $65,000. See Call 250-768-5510

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

Professional As-Built Drawings Complete & Partial Renovation Back Yard Living & Sundecks Door & Window Replacements Master Framer & Trim Finishes Wood & Laminate Flooring Professional & Free Estimates

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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)





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

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DILWORTH MTN ESTATES 2108 Chilcotin Crescent

Custom built executive walk out with great room concept across from Dilworth Mtn.Park.3,300 sq. ft. finished with additional 700 sq.ft under suspended tandem garage.See details/photos at Quick possession $599,000. Call Ernie at 250-861-7070 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

$260. PANORAMIC RIVER VIEW! 3 Lots, Prestigious Heritage Area! Possible re-zone to 4 units Kamloops. Cute older home Live in now, develop or resell in future.

250-860-9951 3BD, 2bth view Rancher in Glenrosa, completely updated, $379,900. Call Jessica Levy, Prudential, 250-762-9979 DISTRESS Sale. 4bd, 3.5bth, walk-out bsmt, $259,900. For a Free List of Foreclosures & Distress Sales call Lloyd @ MacDonald Realty 215-5607 Kal Lake view home, Husband Rd, Vernon. 2620 sqft, 5 bdrm, 3 bath, handicapped friendly, suite-able, large RV parking, professional landscaping, large waterfall. $599,000. 250308-9368 or 250-309-4986 MORTGAGES LOW RATES. 5YR. 3.59% VARIABLE 2.25% 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.

Mobile Homes & Parks 2011 CANADIAN Dream Home 3 bed/2 bath, 1512 sqft, CSA-Z240 $109,950 includes delivery and set up in lower BC, 877-976-3737 or 509-4819830 m/images/email_jan2.jpg Enjoy Sierras Lifestyle, New Homes, Neighborhood in Central location. From $698/biweekly or $169.900 O.A.C. (250)-769-6614 TRADE a bike, boat, car or anything of value towards the down payment. Brand new 3bed, 2bath Modern home on cul-de-sac in the remodeled McCulloch Heights. Gratifying home ownership from $750 bi-weekly. Accent Homes 250-769-6614

Mortgages BANK ON US! Mortgages for purchases, renos, debt consolidation, foreclosure. Bank rates. Many alternative lending programs.Let Dave Fitzpatrick, your Mortgage Warrior, simplify the process!1-888-711-8818

Recreational 1990 Security Penthouse 35 ‘ queen bed,2 furnaces,Loaded, Big front kitchen,good spot in Friendly park as $12,500 (250)-808-4159

1BD. Pandosy, Adult building, NP, NS, heat & all utils incl. $745. Call 250-878-0119 2BD, Nice loc., mins. fr. CNC Ctr., shops/lake f/s, dw, w/d, ac, crnr. unit, $1250/mo. Avail. Feb/Mar, 250-878-3278 625 Rowcliffe Rd. K-S, bright, quiet, 2 bdrm, nice, very clean, NP, NS, close to dwtwn and bus stop. Avail immed. (250)861-8435.or(250)575-1123 AFFORDABLE 2 bdrm, Mission. 1.5 bath, KLO, 950sqft., in-suite laundry, great location, ns, np. $920/mo 250-317-8344 AVAIL immed. 1 or 2bd, quiet, secure, updated building, location in DT area. Building is within walking distance to shopping, culteral district & Waterfront Park. On bus route. Apt incl FS, DW. Building amens incl beautiful landscaped courtyard, lndry room & cov’d secure prking. Info: Jagoda, 250-762-0571 BELGO AREA, Rutland Rd. South. 2bd, $900 hydro, f/s, NO PETS, bus route, Avail. now. 250-491-3345, 869-9788


Affordable 1, 2 & 3 Bdrms AC, near schools, shopping & bus route. Insuite laundry H.Up’s. Across from Park. Clean Quiet & Spacious. Sorry NO Pets. Well Managed Building 250-861-5605 BRIGHT, freshly painted 2bd 1.5bth condo, near beach DT Kelowna. New floors, WD, UG Prkng, outdoor pool, Storage, fitness rm. NP. NS. $975. Avail now. (250)768-1888 BROCKTON MANOR. 2bd, starting @ $700 incl. parking & utilities. 1Bdrm, starting @ $620 (250)-860-5220 CAPRI MALL area. Senior Orientated building. NP, laundry, 2bd $800/mo 250-979-2771 CENTURY Manor. Spacious 1bd apartment,1958 Pandosy St., located on bus route, close to downtown, beach & shopping. Small pet ok, heat/hot water incl’d. Call Onsite Managers,(250)-763-6867

FAIRLANE CRT. Close to shopping, bus rt, 2BD APARTMENT Heat & hot water incl. New adjustable rates.

Call (250)-860-4836 HOLLYWOOD Rd. area. Avail now, 2 1bdrms, completely redone. Secure building. Close to all ammen & bus. Ask about our rental incentive. 250-8614700 LOFT located Downtown on Sunset Dr. next to Waterfront Park & Prospera Place. Featuring over height ceilings and windows, rooftop deck, 2 bdrms, 2bath, 5appls. window coverings, secure covered parking, avail immed. $1295/mth. 250-763-6600, 250-878-5968 MILL CREEK ESTATES 1590/1588 Spall Rd. Premiere Rental Complex in Kelowna. Different Floor Plans Available Close to Shopping / Restaurants. Call for Availability. Affordable rental amounts. (250)-860-4836 or email: RUTLAND: THUNDERBIRD EVERGREEN APTS. 435/395 Franklyn Road 1 & 2 bdrm suites, 3/appls, AC, drapes, walk-in storage, u/g secure parking, hot water included. Laundry facilities on site. Close to excellent shopping, major bus routes (excellent bus service to all campuses, Orchard Park Mall & downtown), theaters, medical facilities & restaurants. 250-762-5932 for appointment to view SKI IN/SKI OUT BIG WHITE Condo for rent, 3bd, 2bth, sleeps 8, fully furnished. $3500/mo. 250-768-1505 Spacious 1&2bdrm close Capri Center mall in Newly renovated building fr st dw ac hotwater Ug parking laundry services avail. Avail March1 $800-$875/mo (250)860-7416 WESTBANK 2 bed & den, lake/golf view, kids & sm pet OK. 6 appl, f/p, 1 u/g parking. No parties. $1100 mo plus deposit. 1 yr lease pref, refs req. Available lmmed. Phone 250681-1968 lv msg.

WILLOW PARK MANOR. Aurora & Hollywood. Well located just behind the Willow Park Shopping Center. 1Bdrm starting at $650. Call Patrick, (250)-763-3654 1&2BD suites. Kelowna’s best apartment complex. 250-762-3455 APARTMENTS FOR RENT in Granada Gardens for Feb. 1 & beyond, ranging from $800-$850/mo 250-766-4528, 250-718-0881 2Bdrm.+3bdrm apt.suites Spacious, close to all amenities, NS, NP, 1yr lease, Avail Jan. 15th incl heat. 250-763-6600

Commercial/ Industrial 1/2 - 4 acre serviced, fenced industrial lots for lease. Light, heavy or industrial use including auto wrecker & storage. 7000sq’ serviced coverall shelter for storage or workspace or build to suit. Westbank Industrial Park. 250-769-7424 4000sq’ Industrial shop & office w/ 3/4 acre fenced yard. West Kelowna. Avail immed. $4500/mo neg. 250-768-5768 HWY frontage, Westside, 2700sq’, 1850sq’ main, 875sq’ upper, 14’ overhead door. $12.50sq’. Ray, 250-548-3044 HWY Front avail at 1694 Ross Rd Ship/rec doors, prking C1 2000sqft. $2500 TN. 769-6614 INDUSTRIAL lots on Leathead Rd. Fenced storage yards with sheds & power. $600-$800. 250-765-5578

Duplex / 4 Plex 2BD, 1bth, 4appl, nice priv fenced backyard, NP, NS, $1000. 250-212-9189 or 250764-2057 2bd unit in 6-plex, newly reno’d, 1.5bth, Rutland area. $950+utils. Avail. now. Pets neg., 250-681-1848 3BD, 2bth, 5appl, skylights, carport, near hospital, college, lake, bus & Mission Mall. NS, NP. $1300+utils (neg) ref’s. 250-826-7501, 250-763-5225 3BD. MISSION 4plex, 2bth, 751 Francis Ave. $1400. incl utils, 5appl. NP/NS. Mrch 1 250-764-3159, 250-878-0136 4BD & 2bd, 3 full bth, 6appl, garage, all windows blinds. March 1. NP. (250)860-8583 Affordable 2 & 3 Bdrm End Units x3.) Newly Reno’d, fnc’d yard Near sch/shops/prks Avail. Immed. $950, $1100, $1250. Mark 1-250-938-8040 AVAIL Mrch 1. 5bd/2bth, 2000 sq’ 1/2 duplex in nice Springvalley area- close to schools. 2 full kitch, 7appl, carport, strge & RV prkng. NS, NP. $1550+ utils. 250-765-3642 BLK MTN. 4-bed + den, 2bath $1350 + Util. 5-appl. 2 decks. Lrg yard. NS. NP. 250869-8504 NICE, 3bd, 2bth upper unit in 4plex, deck space, singl gar, 2+prking. Shared lndry, some yard maint. Asher Rd. Bus rts close. Incl appl’s, no smokers, no pets,$1075/mo Feb 1st. 250-215-1616 , 250-763-7222 Store Front on busy Rutland Road available immediately. Contact Rick 250-862-7439. High traffic area with good parking. WESTSIDE - 2bdrm close to amenities. NS. 5 appliances. (250)769-6515.

Homes for Rent $1800/mo Rent to own. Rutland. 2storey 2bdrm up + 2 - D (suite) Dep 10K 250-575-4366 1st Time Home Buyers!! Zero Down. Same payment as rent. Call LLoyd Taverner (250)215-5607 McDonald Realty 2000/mo + utils Rutland. 2 storey with (suite) 5bdrm 3bath Long lease. resp. family/couple.NS (250)-575-4366 2Bdrm Carriage house, Avail March 1st. DT. $1100/mo.+ Utilities. NP. (250)212-8909 2Bdrm house upper level in Capri area shar’d laundry mature working couple, $900 +utils (250)448-8507 2bdrm Kiliney Beach lakeview 1bath, huge lot, Apr. 1. $1050. ref’s a must, 604-596-5645 3/4 BD., Winfield area, $1575 +utils. NO PETS. Avail Now. Overlooks Wood Lake on East side. Close to schools. Call 250-869-9788, 250-491-3345

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3850 Sq ft 5bd 4 bath w/sauna on a lrg lot with panaramic lake view $1475 + utils. Peachland. (250)769-6210 3BD, 2bth, Peachland. $1200 utils incl. Avail now. Call 250869-2186 3BDRM Home, Large in-law suite, gas fp,garage,downtown Kelowna, 5yrs old. Available March 1. NS. Ref.’s $1900/mo + utilities. (250)769-6413 4 Bdrm 3 Bath, Knox Mtn. Ref’s req’ed. NS $1700/mo Avail. March 1 (780)742-8715 Almost Lakefront! Family home across from beach, downtown, private street. Clean, 3 bdrms, all appliances, f/p, garage, fenced yd. Available now. $1800/month, refer required. No smoking/pets. 250-764-2511 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 250317-2707 or GLENROSA Area. 3/bdrm $1500 mo+utils. Available now. NO PETS. Lrg back fenced yard. 250-869-9788 or 250-491-3345 HOUSE in Orchard, 3bd. Avail. March 1 $1500+ utils + dd. Call 250-317-4810, 250863-9737 KETTLE Valley, beautiful home, 4bd, 2.5bth, large priv yard overlooking park & lake, granite counters, lots of light, NS, NP. $2100+utils. Call 250864-6027 NOW AVAILABLE! Lovely & immac. 2 bdrm Rancher w/ sunroom, all appls, propane fireplace, updated flooring and paint throughout. Large lot, det. garage, and steps to lake Okanagan. “FINTRY” is a small quiet lake community, 35min to Kelowna or Vernon. Pet neg, N/S, refs req. $1200 mo. Long term avail. Call Kristi 1-604-862-8039 or email: PANDOSY SOUTH: 2+ bdrm house, cls to shopping, beach, college. Pets welcome. $1100. Open house 10 - 7, Mar 5, 417 Cedar Ave. (250)679-3716 RUTLAND- 3bdrm, 2baths, nr school/bus Very nice quiet neighborhood Avail. Mar 1 NP, avail immed, $1400/mo + utils. 250-317-1672, 250-863-5616 WEST KELOWNA Waterfront + Dock $1900 + Util. 250-8698504. 5 Bed 2.5 Bath. Garage. NS NP. Wood Lake View 3bdrm 2bath 3levels $1050/mo+utils. 5bdrm 5ba 5levels 2kit. $1800/mo+ utils.Pets negot.(250)766-4322 3BD 5Appl FP Deck Pet OK $1050. 5Bd 3Ba 4Appl Workshop Pet OK $1800

Rooms for Rent 2BD, furn’d, sem-priv, sep ent Share kit/bth/lndry/lvngrm, utils incl. $525+dd. 250-765-0746 2 rooms avail now includes utils.,net, & cable $425/$495 for working /student/ senior Glenmore 250-762-6554 (eve) All Comforts of Home, furn.rooms/suites DT. wireless int. ca. $450. 861-5757 MODERN Furn’d. bdrm. all cbl/utils. incl’d., $450mo. Also small trailer, $475. Call 250861-8907, 250-317-2546

Senior Assisted Living ROOM/Board for seniors w/ some care. Priv rm w/cble & own phone. 3 cooked meals, snacks, lndry, housekeeping. $1250/mo. CPR & 1st Aid Cert. Annie, 250-317-3341

Shared Accommodation CENTRAL Glenmore, room w/ a view, $550 utils incl except phone, NP, ND. 250-469-1238 IMMED. 1bd+ Shared house. $450 incl utils/int/cbl. Must be quiet & respectful, on acreage in N. Glenmore. NP please. Call (250)470-1179 MIDDLE aged couple looking for responsible roommate, behind Costco, NP, Nparties, NS. $450. Utils & net incl. Call 250-801-8648

Private bd semi-pri bath, quiet person, $450-$500, everything incl,1-888-492-2543 ROOM for rent in 3 bdrm house, downtown, avail immed. $500. 250-212-8909. SE Kelowna, close to Orchard Park Mall, 2 rooms available in newly reno’d home. NS. NP. Prefer students. Call for appt. to view 1-250-554-3307

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Suites, Lower 1000sq’ 1bd house, newly reno’d, DW, WD, storage shed, 1521 Bernard, natural gas, bus stop nearby, NP, $1000 all utils incl. Avail immed. Call Anthony, 250-491-0626 1BD 4Appl Patio $750 Incl Util OR 2Bd 4Appl FP Patio $800 Incl Util & Cable 250-860-1961 1BD bsmt suite, gas FP, shr’d lndry, incl utils, NS, NP, Barber Rd. March 1. $750. Call 778-753-1182 1BD full bth, Feb 1. $700 incl utils. 1396A Highland Dr. S. Brand new. Call 250-863-5270 1BD., Off McCurdy, f/s, w/d, priv. ent., nr. bus, ns, np, pref 1 person, $800. util/cbl. incl. Avail Feb 1 (250)491-9006 1BD suite, furn’d, $700. Bright, priv lvl entry, 10 mins to airport/UBC, NP, NS. 250-8077816, 250-681-6108 1 LRG Bdrm walk out lwr suite., new flooring & cabinentry. f/s w/d, gas fireplace & furnace. On bus route close to shopping in West Kelowna Available Feb. 15 $850 incl. major utilities 250-768-0978 2BD bright, Rutland, 1100sq’ bsmt suite, sep ent, shr’d lndry, FS, couple pref., NP, NS, Nparties. $795+1/2 utils. Avail now. Call 250-765-8021 2BD. Bright wo in Springvalley WD, FS, corner lot, shr’d utils, prking. $825. (250)868-9059 2BD bsmt suite. White Crt. Incl FS, WD, patio, NS, small pet ok, $800+utils. (250)765-8208 2BD. Glenrosa. Sep. ent., lg. bright, 2ba. $900 incl. int/cbl, dw & all utils. Mrch 1. Pool. Pets/children ok.250-768-3890 2BD Lawrence Ave, close to DT, FS, WD, all utils incl, NP, NS, Avail immed. $945. Call 250-878-0136 2BD LRG bright kitchen, all appls., partially furnished. Pets ok. Quiet & very clean. $900mo. 250-766-1265 2BDRM gr level,priv entry, legal suite,5 appls,heat,nr bus route NS. NP, ND, ideal for wrkng cple.or.student, Avail immed. $1000 (250)-762-6519 2BD S.Rutland. Close school, shopping,& bus stop,@ driveway. Avail now.NS,NP. (250)899-2195,(778)-753-4148 2BD suite avail soon,Laundry incl NS NP $600. (250)-7659471, (250)-718-6505 360 Wallace Rd. 1bd grnd-lvl bsmt suite, $625 incl utils. Avail immed. 250-495-7084 693 Mayfair Crt. 1bd suite, ground level, NP, NS, Nparties, avail Feb 1. $650 all incl. Every month inspection. Call 250-765-4594, 250-215-1674 AVAIL 2bd suite, brnd new, Belgo area. NP, NS, Nparties, no lndry, $850 incl utils. Aft 5pm, 250-491-1829 AVAIL immed. Hospital area, newer 1bd, FS, DW, tub, shower, patio, 1-person, NP, NS. Incl utils, cbl, $725. Call 250-860-8031 BEAUTIFUL 1100 sq. ft. legal suite, utils., wireless & cable incl’d. shrd laundry, on bus route, Avail Mar. 1 $900+ DD Adults only NP NP NS 250769-0222 cell 250-864-2178 BEAUTIFUL 1 Bdrm Dillworth fr. st. shrd lndry. cen air prking priv entry/patio. Sngl wrkng perf’d. $800 250-317-2071 BRIGHT 2bd, Capri area, gas FP, own lndry, utils incl, cats ok, Mar 1. NS. 250-869-7144 BRIGHT, priv, 1bdrm, lrg, 1060sq’ level entry, 4appl, utils incl, $900. West Kelowna. Avail immed. 250-769-3971 NEWER, lrg 2bd bsmt suite on Kirschner Mnt. Wonderful view of lake & Kelowna. NS, ND, no pets or children. Ideal for working couple or student. All utils incl, only $1000. Nov 15. Call 250-491-5992

EXTREMELY large, bright, lake & mnt view 1940sq’ w/o suite. Fresh paint in kit, new flooring in foyer & kit. 2 lrg bths, master has jaccuzzi tub & stand alone shower. Inside strge area & insuite lndry. 5appls, c/a, c/vac. Smoking permitted outside, utils incl. Small pet considered. Call Linda for walk through appoint., 250-450-9560 Just Bring Your Toothbrush! Everything you need to start your Household is included.Furnished cable internet 2 bdrm lrg Den 1500 sqft level entry suite in Orchard setting, $1300/mo utils. included. (250)-765-3365 MISSION AREA. Oe bedroom suite. Partially furnished. Suited for one, possible two. Br has shower. Includes w/d, s/c stove, fridge, micro toaster, dishes, linens, TV., possible couch, bed. All utils. internet cable, phone access, parking space. No drugs, smoking, pets. Avail. March 1. (maybe sooner). $900 + dd. Email Newly renovated 1 bdrm bsmt suite. Gordon/ KLO Area w/d $775 utils. incl’d. Avail. now Call 250-212-3299

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North Glenmore 2bdrm suite 1100 sq.ft. gr. level, priv. entry 4 appls. own laundry, Utils., incl’d. NS. NP. Avail. Mar.1 $1000/mo (250)-859-0857 N.RUTLAND - Lrg 2 bdrm, separate kitchen, own laundry, utils, w/internet & cbl. $900. Avail now. 250-448-5113 email: RUTLAND. 2 bd suite. Utils/cbl incl, ns, np 950/mo. 778-753-1147 RUTLAND: Walking to shop, schools, bus, New 2 bdrm legal suite, new appl, avail now, $1000. . 250-317-2879. SPACIOUS 1Bd bsmt suite, Mission Flats area, self contained, priv ent, lndry, 4appls, basic cble, int incl, no smoking, no pets.$800/mo Single pref. Jan 15th. 250-215-1616 TWO suites for rent Downtown. 2 bed 2 bath main fl $1150+util. 2 bed 1 bath upper $800+util. Shared w/d, good pkg, fenced. Christine 250-868-3770 WESTSIDE 1bd bsmt suite, . Single wrking person.$650. 250-718-4245, 250-469-4661

Suites, Upper 1BD self contained suite/cabin in Lake Country. Suitable for retired/ semi retired person. $650. Info at 250-766-0956 2BD, NS, hospital area, priv lndry, cat ok, $1200. Avail immed. 250-448-5817

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2BDRM 4 plex unit, behind Plaza 33 in Rutland. 5 appl, carport & storage. Older adults preferred. NS. $900/mo + utils & DD. 250-451-9923 2BD Top flr. Steps to Superstore. Close to all amens, NS NP. $950/mo. 250-769-2099 3BD. 2ba., Newer Hm., 2-car grge., bk. deck,. elec. f/p, 6appl., Winfield,school & bus rte., $1400. util. incl. 766-5076 AVAIL immed. 2bd, NS, NP, $900 incl utils. Rutland. Call 250-864-3512, 250-765-2459 BLACK Mtn.. Carriage House. New 2bd, 850sq’, 5appl, 7km to Costco, NS, No dogs, no partying. Includes cbl & int. Mar 1st. Frn’d or short-term rent pos. $1000 incl utils. 250979-8865, 250-491-2523




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CUISINE from Jude’s kitchen an apple a day... It’s apple month and a great opportunity to support our local tree fruit industry at the same time as you eat for the health of your heart and cook for the health of your loved ones. Apples really are a good choice for main meals and snacks. They’re low in calories but a good source of dietary fibre as well as antioxidants such as catechins and flavonoids. Who knew, eh? Here I just thought they were the perfect portable snack; delicious and nutritious. Plus, they’re good in far more than just apple pies and apple crisp. From salads to chutneys; stuffings to muffins, apples are tasty in so many ways it’s hard to keep track of them all. And, there are many new varieties from which to choose. To learn the characteristics and the best ways of using each of the varieties, go to the B.C. Tree Fruits website at: and click on products, then apples. There are also lots of great recipes using apples, like the two here on this page, as well as health information. And, it’s not just about apples, but about all the tree fruits grown here in the Okanagan. B.C. Tree Fruits is owned by the 800 B.C. growers who make up the Okanagan Tree Fruit Co-operative—your friends and neighbours. Be sure to look for the B.C. leaf brand sticker on all the fruit you buy. If you’ve enjoyed reading this column for the past dozen or so years, you might also enjoy my book, to be published by the Okanagan Institute this spring, Jude’s Kitchen. To reserve a copy, go to: www.judiesteeves. com


Apple & Oatmeal Cookies This recipe was created by Chef Ned Bell of the Cabana Grille in Kelowna for B.C. Tree Fruits and I haven’t tried making it, but it looks good. You could substitute soy milk for the regular whole milk and spelt flour for the white flour. Adding the raisins and walnuts is optional. 3/4 c. (175 ml) butter 1 1/4 c. (300 ml) brown sugar 1 egg 1/4 c. (60 ml) milk 1 1/2 tsp. (7 ml) vanilla 1 c. (250 ml) flour 1/2 tsp. (2 ml) salt 1 1/4 tsp. (6 ml) cinnamon 1/4 tsp. (1 ml) nutmeg 1/4 tsp. (1 ml) baking soda

3 c. (750 ml) quick oats 1 c. (250 ml) apple 3/4 c. (175 ml) raisins 3/4 c. (175 ml) chopped walnuts Preheat oven to 375°F. Peel and chop apples. Combine butter, sugar, egg, milk and vanilla in a mixing bowl, and beat at medium speed until well blended. Combine flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and soda in a separate small bowl and then combine with wet ingredients. Stir in oats, apples, raisins and nuts. Drop spoonfuls of cookie dough onto greased baking sheet and bake for 12 to 14 minutes. Makes 30.

Apple & Cornbread Muffins This recipe created by Cabana Grille chef Ned Bell for B.C. Tree Fruits is a tasty, savoury muffin that would pair well with soups, salads and stews. I made them in cupcake papers, but they wouldn’t come off the papers until they were cold, so I don’t recommend that! Often muffin recipes can be too sweet and have too much fat in them, but these are light and good without. I used a large apple. 1 1/4 c. (300 ml) cornmeal (coarse) 1 c. (250 ml) flour 1 1/2 tsp. (7 ml) baking powder 1/2 tsp. (2 ml) baking soda 1/4 tsp. (1 ml) sea salt 2 eggs 1 1/2 c. (375 ml) buttermilk 2 tbsp. (30 ml) butter, melted 1/2 c. (125 ml) grated apples 1/4 c. (60 ml) fresh parsley, chopped

Pre-heat oven to 400 F. Grease muffin tins. In large bowl, whisk together cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, buttermilk and butter. Pour over dry ingredients. Add grated apples and parsley to the batter and stir just until moistened. Spoon into muffin pan. Bake in the centre of the oven until the tops are firm to the touch, about 25 minutes. Let stand in pan for two minutes before removing. Serve warm or transfer to rack to cool. Makes 12. Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 24 hours or wrap individually in plastic wrap and freeze in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

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

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

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

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

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West Kelowna will continue to remain apart from a regional waste management system that would collect data on residents’ waste disposal patterns and take photos of bin contents. The district first opted out of the system in late October 2010. The system using RFID technology is intended to prevent contamination of yard waste and recycling streams with the wrong materials. The technology would

allow truck drivers to easily record transgressions. Coun. Carol Zanon said there are concerns in council over whether this a service West Kelowna should have. She said she would like to see more control on privacy issues. Zanon noted there should be a regular programmed check on the security of the information being held, a check that should be reviewed after a one year period. She added there should be a more stringent definition in the contract of what constitutes personal

information. Coun. Bryden Winsby said his concern is what happens if West Kelowna is not satisfied with the agreement. The contract would remain in effect for five years, with no provision to opt out. Coun. Rosalind Neis pointed out the district is being asked to pay a fee for a program that infringes on the rights of West Kelowna citizens. She added that not everyone in the region participates or pays into the system the same way. She added there is a

potential for the system to be used correctly, if the regional district would allow credits to be given to people who do not use the waste system as much. Peter Rotheisler, waste reduction manager for the Regional District of Central Okanagan, noted that is one of the potential benefits, but to change to such a billing model would first require very good data on system usage and how it varies. Coun. Gord Milsom noted that if West Kelowna did not take part in the system, the annual cost



of waste inspection at the landfill would come to $4.61 per residential unit. He said that if the district chose to be part of the system, it would cost $1.68 annually per resi-

dential unit. He pointed out that the city of Kelowna anticipated even if the RFID system was in place, there would still be some inspection needed for yard waste. Rotheisler said the city of Kelowna had not indicated there would be an extra charge for monitoring yard waste at the landfill. He noted that if West Kelowna waits a year to sign on to the program, the cost of participating would be the same but amortized over a shorter period of time. The per

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Counter offer on land exchange Mike Simmons STAFF REPORTER

A counteroffer has been made by the district of West Kelowna on the Whitworth land exchange proposal that remains unsettled after more than a year. West Kelowna council on Feb. 8 passed a motion to offer an exchange of the Whitworth Road and 4129 Gellatly Rd. properties, with an added cash contribution of $300,000 and a 12-foot-wide right of way down to the lake. Coun. Rosalind Neis said that after going through all the letters the district has received, she found 55 against and 64 in favour of the proposal. “The community is split on this.”

Doug Findlater She noted the common themes cited against the proposal included the potential restriction of fire access to the lake because of the lack of hydrants in the area, the fact that the decision could set a precedent for future decisions involving other beach access properties in the district, and requests that a decision on the exchange

be deferred. West Kelowna fire chief Wayne Schnitzler said the way the department responds to fires in the district, it does not matter whether the blaze is near the lakefront or not. He noted the fire department typically responds with an engine and a water tender if necessary. Director of administration Marnie Manders noted that the exchange is being considered as a oneoff offer. She pointed out there will be many offers that come in front of council, and whether the Whitworth exchange is precedent-setting is arguable. “You’re only doing one, based on the merits

of that exact offer,” she told council. Mayor Doug Findlater said West Kelowna has not explored the full potential of the 29 beach accesses delivered through incorporation. He noted the beach accesses developed in Kelowna vary greatly, and offer the public a diverse variety of experiences. He added that access to the waterfront is important for people who can’t afford waterfront property, and the land could turn out to be a strategic piece of property for the district over the long term. “I think this is, at the very least, premature.” Coun. Duane Ophus, Coun. Bryden Winsby and Findlater opposed the motion.


Council nixes a pay raise for itself Mike Simmons STAFF REPORTER

West Kelowna council decided to forego a raise this year and remain at 2010 levels of remuneration. The district previously attempted to establish the best level of compensation based on other municipalities in B.C. Other municipalities examined included the district of North Cowichan and the cities of Penticton, Campbell River, Vernon, Port Moody and Langley. Median compensation was $63,432 for mayors and $22,606 for councillors in 2011. With no increase, West Kelowna council salaries remain at $60,853 for the mayor and $20,501 for councillors.

Mayor Doug Findlater noted Vernon introduced an additional element by making councillors eligible for a flat fee of $157 per meeting, in addition to their base salary. He pointed out such a fee encourages attendance, but throws off West Kelowna’s comparison. He said the system of determining compensation needs to be revisited. Last year, he suggested a citizen’s committee or independent review would be appropriate. “This again has produced some anomalies I’m very uncomfortable with.” Coun. Gord Milsom suggested a per meeting fee not be present in West Kelowna’s policy. He noted the difference between the 2010

and 2011 figures is small. Milsom proposed no increase this year, and that any decision on compen-



sation be revisited next year. Coun. Carol Zanon agreed, and asked whether the raise last year was really worth the heated discussions and extra

meetings. In January 2010, West Kelowna councillors received a 0.74 per cent salary hike. She would like to see a set council policy. “If you had a citizen panel, what would they do differently from what we do here?” said Zanon. Zanon noted that if Vernon is doing something different, then another comparable municipality should be chosen. Coun. Bryden Winsby said council needs to consider what the job is worth. He pointed out they are looking at comparisons that are reasonable. “If we’re just trying to look good and set an example, I think we’re just kidding ourselves,” said Winsby.


THE DISTRICT OF WEST KELOWNA is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction copper wire thieves.


Reward offered in theft Mike Simmons STAFF REPORTER

Westside copper thieves now have a price on their heads. West Kelowna council has voted to offer a $1,000 reward to anyone providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for ripping copper wire out of more than 30 streetlights across the district last week. The theft is concerning to the district from a public safety standpoint as well as a financial one. Mayor Doug Findlater noted the streetlights on Glenrosa Road were installed to protect people from hitting deer

while driving at night. Coun. Rosalind Neis noted the district is out at least $20,000 due to the thieves’ actions, the initial estimate of how much it will cost to repair the light standards affected. “Let’s offer up $1,000 and maybe one of these guys might rat out their buddies,” she told council. Some time during the nights of Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, thieves made off with copper wire from 18 streetlights on Asquith Road, five lights on Glenrosa Road and eight on Westlake Road. Missing wire was also discovered at several standards in the Diamond View strata development. RCMP estimated the damage at $20,000, but the district will not have a final figure until repairs are completed.


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Your chance to have your say West Kelowna council is looking for public input into its upcoming budget. West Kelowna residents are invited to have their say regarding the draft 2011 municipal budget and the provisional 2011 to 2015 financial plan during a series of upcoming budget working sessions. The first public consultation event will take place Feb. 171 at the Westbank Lions Community Hall, from 6 to 9 p.m. The input session will follow a short presentation from the District of West Kelowna’s chief financial officer Jim Zaffino. Those who are unable to attend the first event can attend a second input session planned for March 15 at the Lions Westbank Community Hall, also from 6 to 9 p.m. To read up on the 2011 draft budget and the provisional 2011 to 2015 financial plan, go to Once on the page, go to Mayor and Council and choose 2011 budget from the drop down menu. For more information, or to obtain a hard copy of the budget, call the West Kelowna finance department at 778-797-2220.


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potential fire fuels remains on West Kelowna property owners. During adoption of the West Kelowna fire services bylaw earlier this week, Coun. Rosalind Neis noted close to half of the areas identified as high fire hazards in the district are privately owned. She added the policy includes no ability for West Kelowna to deal with private properties identified as a fire risk. She pointed out it is not a matter of areas being arbitrarily selected,

but chosen through analysis by a professional forester that included thickness of brush and height of branches from the forest floor. She added the data presents a formula the district can apply to properties to determine if they present a risk. West Kelowna fire chief Wayne Schnitzler noted the department is quite proactive in wild land areas. He pointed out the permits being issued for fuel reduction have increased, and people are taking the

educational messages being sent and doing work in their own yards. “The caution here is we have a community built in a wildland interface area.” Schnitzler noted there are large tracts of trees present in places like Huntsville Green and the old West Kelowna Estates area. He said the residential component of all West Kelowna is a high hazard area. He estimated if a cost per hectare to re-

move all the fuel from private land was estimated, the expense could be approximately $30,000 to $40,000 for a homeowner to get the work done. “The costs would be so high, I don’t think the regular homeowner could bear those costs.” He noted that some of the areas considered high risk are right in residential areas. “It’s a tough business to get involved in, removal of trees and forced removal of trees, with residents.”


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e are all on side about how important it is to prevent drunk driving. Sure, there may be debates about what alcohol level is an appropriate threshold, whether it should be .05 or .08, but generally speaking, we all agree that drunk people should not be driving. Equally, we are all on side that laws ought to operate fairly. What about when those two values conflict? Section 253(1)(a) of the Criminal Code prohibits having care or control of a motor vehicle while impaired. Having care or control of a motor vehicle while impaired is just as criminal as actually driving a motor vehicle while impaired. On first blush, that makes a lot of sense. We don’t want drunk people having care or control of motor vehicles. I am going to offer you a scenario that might cause you to reconsider. What if you are absolutely, fundamentally, totally against drunk driving to the point that you wouldn’t drive a car even if you had taken one sip from a beer. You plan ahead to ensure that you have a designated driver or other transportation alternatives if you expect to be in circumstances when you


Paul Hergott might consume alcohol. Friends invite you to a house party. You drive yourself to the party intending to take a cab home. You call for a cab in the wee hours of the morning, when the bars are emptying out and cabs are scarce. The hosts want to go to bed, and you are uncomfortable keeping them up for the hour you will have to wait for a cab. You decide to wait in your car. It’s the middle of February, and it’s cold. You start the engine to run the heater for a while. You start to nod off, so you lay the seat back. You fall asleep. An RCMP officer comes by before the cab gets there. Have you committed a criminal offence? First of all, this is not a far-fetched scenario. I happen to have a clear recollection of going to a “barn” party in Saskatchewan as a teenager and sleeping the night in my car because I had been drinking and I don’t think I’m unique. I chose this column

topic this week because a local fellow has recently had his vehicle impounded and his license suspended in similar circumstances. I have also researched case law related to this issue and can tell you that many people have faced criminal charges in such scenarios. Back to the question: have you committed a criminal offence? My answer is it depends.


Judges hearing these cases have interpreted the “care or control” offence as requiring a consideration of all relevant factors to determine the risk of danger arising from the possibility of intentionally or unintentionally setting the vehicle in motion, including the possibility that you might have changed your mind at some point,

perhaps on the cab never arriving, and chosen to drive home. I don’t like having to say “it depends” when it comes to whether or not certain conduct is criminal. I also dislike the prospect of people being charged for criminal offences when they have no idea that what they are doing might be criminal. Did you know that sleeping off alcohol impairment in your vehicle could result in a criminal conviction? These dislikes of mine led to this column, to warn about the “care or control” provisions of the Criminal Code and hopefully prevent good people from unknowingly putting themselves in situations that could result in a criminal charge and conviction. If you are interested in reading a recent judgment of the court considering this provision of the Criminal Code, email me and I will send it to you. 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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Council has decided to give its support to a provincial prison to be constructed in the Okanagan. However, the support at present is for a prison in the South Okanagan, not necessarily a Summerland facility. “We are going to join in with a regional sup-

port,” said Mayor Janice Perrino. Perrino said council is continuing to ask the public whether there is enough interest in having the prison within Summerland. If the public is in favour, she said the next step will be to hold an open house to discuss possible

land options for such a facility. If there is not support for a prison in Summerland, Perrino said council will support a prison elsewhere in the region. “We need to come together as a group,” she said. “As a single community, you’re not as

strong as you are as a region. You need the backing of everyone.” An online survey is being conducted through the municipal website and will continue this month. Perrino said staff are able to determine if residents are attempting to vote more than once.


Axing position cost Summerland When Summerland council eliminated its economic development officer position in late November, it was a decision that came at a price. Municipal administrator Don DeGagne said the severance amounted to five months’ wages then economic development officer Scott Boswell.

Boswell had held the position for five years and the severance of one month’s pay for every year of employment is the municipality’s standard payout, DeGagne said. In April 2010, council renewed the position for a three-year term. When the economic development officer pos-

ition was cut, members of council said the community could not justify the cost of the position, which was around $140,000 a year, including wages, programs and other costs. However, since that time, council has been meeting to discuss how to bring back an economic officer position with a

new job description. Mayor Janice Perrino has said the new role will likely work on assisting existing businesses, helping businesses looking to relocate to Summerland and working with the Summerland Chamber of Economic Development and Tourism to promote the community

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PM and U.S president want a more open but secure border


hile the Green Bay Packers and PittsburgSteelers controlled a lot of the news over the week leading up to last weekend’s Superbowl, two other “quarterbacks” were inching towards a goal line of their own. Prime Minister Stephen Harper and U.S. President Barack Obama are determined to maintain the benefits of the world’s longest “undefended” border. At the same time, both are committed to seeing improvements in the way people and products move across that very visible imaginery line. As Harper said in his meeting with Obama, “borders should define us but not divide us”. Look at the European Union. There we have a group of almost 30 nations, some of which were

Stockwell Day at vicious war with each not that long ago. People used to be shot dead for just trying to run across their various borders points. Now, even in a rented car, you can sail across the borders between those former warring countries without a guard or customs agent in sight. I’m not saying that’s entirely achievable here in North America but our two nations’ leaders are showing they believe both countries can do better at

how we border each other. I’ve had many meetings right here in the Okanagan-Coquihalla region with business people and farmers who have faced extreme frustration at what they see as officials going overboard on border rules. I’ve talked with truckers who have to pay the costs for their semi’s being unloaded, inspected and reloaded at the border. Not fun. I’ve seen the very long lists of declarations some of our greenhouse and nursery operators have to wade through to get product over the line. And in discussions with global shipping companies in places like Shanghai or Saigon, I get asked if it’s true that entire trains can be stopped at the Canada-US border for inspections. Add to that the sometimes lengthy wait lines

that drivers like you and I have to endure just to get home after a long weekend or overnight excursion. We can do better and



that’s what the prime minister and the president are determined to do. In an interview I did this week with CBS news in the U.S., I was asked if Canada was a border risk (for the U.S.) because we may have terrorists in our

country. I gently reminded the show’s host that the tragedy of 9/11 was perpetrated by terrorists who all came from the U.S., none from Canada. While we will always have the risk of bad people in either country wanting to hurt good citizens there are better ways we can be monitoring cross border movements. If the Super Bowl ad showing Joan Rivers’ radically reduced lines were accurate then maybe there’s hope for us reducing our border lines. I’ll keep you posted on progress. ••• We’re also making progress on changing some of our parole rules to keep serious violent criminals off the streets. With so called “white collar” or non-violent crime, the tradition has been that criminals can

get out of jail after serving as little as one sixth of their sentence. That may be explainable in some cases but right now we have the Lacroix case in Quebec. This guy was convicted of having shattered and stolen the life-savings of thousands of Canadians. He’s the biggest stock market fraudster in Canadian history. And his lawyers were set to have him dance free after serving only one sixth of his sentence. Even though the Opposition has delayed or diluted a number of our bills against serious crime, we’ll be able to get support on this one from Bloc Quebecois MPs. That’s because Quebecers are totally enraged that Lacroix, who ripped off so many of them, looked like he was going to walk early.

So, the Bloc MPs, always concerned about a loss of seats, (along with the loss of their constituents’ life savings) have decided to work with us on this one. ••• This past week in the House of Commons I also took part in the emergency debate on the Egyptian crisis. For the full transcript of my remarks you can go to my MP website at ••• As always, feel free to get in touch with me at anytime regarding this, or any other issue that is of importance to you.

Stockwell Day is the Conservative MP for Okanagan-Coquihalla and the president of the federal Treasury Board.

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If a tree falls in the Year of Forests, does anybody hear?


he UN General Assembly recently met in New York to declare 2011 the International Year of Forests. The idea is to raise awareness of the priceless role that forests play in keeping the planet healthy and of the need for sustainable management and conservation of all types of forests. The International Year of Forests follows other lofty proclamations by the UN to encourage efforts to advance social justice and environmental sustainability, including the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity, the 1993 International Year for the World’s Indigenous People, and the somewhat unusual naming of 2008 as the International Year of the Potato. It’s easy to be cynical about the annual declarations made by our world leaders, especially as there’s often a lack of cor-


David Suzuki responding action. Nevertheless, the International Year of Forests marks a critical moment on our planet. Our forest ecosystems have never been at more risk from the consequences of human actions, including climate change and industrial activities. But a few events in Canada, including the recent signing of the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement, give us some hope that 2011 will truly be the Year of Forests. The world’s remaining forests, from true wilderness like Canada’s boreal forest to urban

green spaces like the forested slopes that frame Vancouver, represent a Fort Knox of natural riches. Forests remain our primary source of paper and building materials and are receiving increasing attention as a source of bio-energy – all of which sustain millions of jobs in resource-based communities in Canada and around the world. Forests provide food, clean drinking water, and life-saving medicines like the rainforest-sourced cancer drug vincristine. They are also home to millions of indigenous peoples and are habitat for over half of all known terrestrial biodiversity on the planet. And because they sequester and store billions of tonnes of carbon in their vegetation, peat, and soils, forests are a critical shield against runaway global warming. Canada’s boreal forest

alone stores an estimated 208 billion tonnes of carbon, the equivalent of 26 years worth of global greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel burning. Despite the importance of forests to biodiversity, as well as to our own health and well-being, we continue to destroy them at an alarming rate. Throughout the world and here at home, forests and woodlots are being ripped up and developed, degraded by free-for-all oil and gas development, and mined and logged at a blistering pace. Less than a fifth of the world’s original intact forests remain, and although much of the best of what’s left is found within our own borders, Canada is falling down when it comes to looking after our national natural heritage. We continue to clearcut wilderness habitat when alternative logging

methods exist, we have no national strategy to ensure our remaining ancient temperate rainforests are protected, and provinces like B.C. continue to export millions of raw logs to be processed out of the country. At the same time, no nation is better placed to deliver on the ambitious goals of the International Year of Forests than Canada. This past year, 21 forestry companies and nine environmental groups committed to present a joint vision to federal, provincial, and territorial governments and First Nations for protection and sustainable management of Canada’s boreal. This includes new protected areas, worldclass forestry practices, and promotion of environmentally sustainable Canadian forest products in the marketplace. The success of the

Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement will depend on whether Aboriginal people and their governments are involved and their rights as decisionmakers respected.



Where indigenous peoples have come together with environmental groups and other stakeholders, stunning victories have been achieved. More than half of the ancient rainforests of Haida Gwaii have now been protect-

ed, thanks to the leadership of the Haida First Nation. In Central Canada, five Anishinaabeg First Nations communities in Eastern Manitoba and Northern Ontario are working to have a vast intact region of boreal forest declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Covering no less than 43,000-square-kilometres, the area is called Pimachiowin Aki in Ojibwa, which means “the land that gives life”. Forests sustain the very life-support systems of the planet – clean air, pure drinking water, productive soil, and healthy wildlife populations. It’s time we recognized our interdependence with them and treated them as the biological treasures they are. with Faisal Moola David Suzuki is a scientist and broadcaster based inVancouver.


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A new festival, celebrating Summerland’s agricultural heritage and timed to coincide with a huge cycling event, is in the works for this summer. Lisa Jaager, manager of the Summerland Chamber of Economic Development and Tourism, said the new threeday festival will be held during the Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan cycling event in July. The cycling event will be held in Penticton and

will be headed by Axel Merckx, a 10-time Tour de France participant, Olympic bronze medalist and Belgian National Road Racing champion. It is expected to draw at least 2,500 cyclists this year and it is expected to grow in future years. Bringing this many cyclists to the region will have potential economic spinoffs, she added. “Every year there will be a stop in Summerland,” Jaager said. Jaager said the average age of the participating cyclists is 48 and many of them are able to afford

good food and good wine. “It’s exactly the demographic we want to attract to Summerland,” she said. The idea of a food and wine festival is not new to Summerland. In earlier years, the Taste of Summerland, a one-day downtown event, featured a variety of local foods. More recently, the Feast of Fields was held in Summerland to promote local agriculture. “We don’t need to change who we are; we need to celebrate who we are,” Jaager said. “Agribusiness is a big part of what’s going to sell Sum-

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merland.” While the chamber will spearhead the new festival, Jaager said other groups and organizations will be involved. These include the Bottleneck Drive wineries, the Community Cultural Development Committee and the newly formed Summerland Merchants’ Association which represents downtown businesses. Jaager said the festival will require support from the entire community. “It has to be a community event,” she said. “Lots of different organizations have to come to the table. If everyone takes a little piece of it, we’ll be fine.” The cycling event and food festival will be held on the weekend of July 10. Jaager said this is an ideal time as it represents a lull in the local tourist activity. Spearheading the festival is a change in direction for the chamber. In earlier years, the downtown Business Improvement Association organized a number of small downtown festivals in spring and summer. However, when that association merged with the Summerland Chamber of Commerce to form the present chamber, the festivals were discontinued.

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Young athlete and popular coach named sport heroes Kevin Parnell CAPITAL NEWS

An athlete and a coach with the Telemark Cross Country Ski Club were recognized earlier this month when Sport Kelowna handed out its annual Community Sport Hero Awards. Skier Jeff Kerkovious and coach-volunteer James Williams were both honoured with community sport hero awards at the event. At what some might consider the late age of 13, Kerkovious was recruited into cross country skiing due to his natural talent and encouraging results in cross country running. Early in his racing career, Kerkovious was able to keep up with the more experienced skiers due to his strong physical presence and endurance background. As the skier matured and progressed within his sport, he has worked extremely hard to become

a more efficient and technical skier and his hard work has already paid off. Last season, he placed fifth in the Canadian Championships and was invited to be a member of the B.C. Cross Country Ski team. At the Under 23 World Juniors in Thunder Bay, Ont., he placed in the top 20 in three different categories: Classic Technique 20km, Classic Sprint Technique 1.6km, and Free Technique 15km. At the 2010 NorAM ski races in Rossland, Kerkovious placed seventh in the Open Men 10km category, qualifying him for the Western Canadian Championships held last weekend at the Telemark Ski Club. Kerkovious balances sports and academics as a student at UBC Okanagan and a graduate of Mt. Boucherie Secondary. ••• When it comes to Telemark, volunteer James WIlliams seems to

be busy all day, every day during ski season. That’s one of the reasons Sport Kelowna honoured him with a volunteer sport hero award, Williams has been involved with the Telemark Cross-Country Ski Club for many years, contributing to its growth and development by giving his time as an event volunteer, a coach, and a program planner. Back in 2003, Williams played a very important role in the development of a ski league program for children that fostered the promotion of cross-country skiing as a lifetime sport. Once the program was established and in good hands, Williams was able to turn his attention to the competitive ski racing program that was already in place at Telemark. With his guidance and support, the program soared to new heights as the club was able to establish a parent race team


TELEMARK SKIER Abigail Ertel skate-skiing last weekend at the Western Canadian Championships at Telemark. The event saw 450 of the top skiers compete. The Canadian National Ski Team was also present with skiers finishing their preparation before heading to Norway for the World Nordic Ski Championships. committee and hire its very first paid coaching position. A dedicated, experienced and enthusiastic

coach himself, Williams can often be found waxing skies, leading pre-race warm-ups and monitoring split times at the weekly

practices. He also takes on a variety of event-related tasks whenever Telemark is hosting races. When he’s not busy

promoting cross-country skiing across the city and province, Williams is a school teacher, as well as an avid skier and cyclist.


Westside swimmers make a splash atKamloops tournament


The Liquid Lightning rSwim Club sent 25 of its younger swimmers to the Valentine Splash held Feb. k5 and 6 in Kamloops. The weekend meet is one of the few overnight trips for younger competitors and attracted eight teams from as far north as Williams Lake and as far south as Penticton. “It was a great meet and weekend,” said Tina Pomponio, assistant coach

with the Liquid Lightning. “The kids should be very proud of how they swam. They did really awesome.” Kiana Lowe, 13, who began swimming with the Lightning this season, swam her first 200 metre individual medley in competition and qualified for regional meets with a 3:54.45. Serena Boulter, 13,

swam to 100 per cent best times and won the girls 11 and over division of the 50 m. backstroke. Serena’s sister, Taysha Boulter, also swam to all best times at the meet and came second in the 8-year old girls 25 m. freestyle. Dylan DaSilva, 9, swept to first in all his events, broke two club records and set five personal best times. DaSilva took 20 seconds off his 400





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SOME of the younger members of the Liquid Lightning Swim Club pose for a picture after attending the Valentine’s Splash held in Kamloops last weekend. CONTRIBUTED

Young local swimmers excel Swimmers from A9 girls 7 and under 25 m. freestyle and the 50 m. backstroke. Alexandra Strobel, 7, won the girls 7 and under 25 m. backstroke with a 33.98 and the 50 m. backstroke with a 1:13.57 James Wiebe, 9, took 10 seconds off his 100 m. I.M. to win the boys 9-year old division of the event. He swam to four best times as well as second in the 200 m. I.M. and 200 m. freestyle.

Practice in the pool paid off as several swimmers recorded significant drops in their best times and multiple personal best performances. Tate Connor and the brother and sister team of Wyatt and Jacqueline Fagan swam to 100 per cent best times. Wyatt took 14 seconds off his 200 m. I.M., 10 seconds off his 50 m. back and 24 seconds off his 100 m. I.M. while his sister Jacqueline took 16 seconds off her 100 m. back, 24 seconds off her

100 m. breast, 18 seconds off her 100 m. I.M. and 11 seconds off her 100 m. free. Swimmers that swam to six best times were Jessica O’Brien, Darien Tattersall, who took 16 seconds off her 100 m. back and 12 seconds off her 200 m. free, Delaney Douglas, who took 27 seconds off her 50 back, and Anika Connor who took 20 seconds off her 100 m. free. Sarah Collier swam to four best times and took a whopping 41 seconds off

her 100 m. I.M. Robbie Wiebe took 12 seconds off his 100 m I.M., Daniel O’Brien took 29 seconds off his 200 m. free and Michaela Jacobsen lopped 13 seconds off her 100 m. I.M. Other swimmers who had best times were Noah and Amira El-Hafi, Justin and Cassandra Hobbs, Georgia and Jacklyn Pengilly, Sara Roggeveen, Montanna Steciuk, Alexandra Stroble and Molly Harding who took 17 seconds off her 100 I.M.


West Kelowna lawyer and Capital News columnist Paul Hergott had to make good on chilly bet last weekend. In a heavy snowstorm, he had to tango into the cold waters of Okanagan Lake in a suit after contributions hit a predetermined mark for him and his wife, Terri. The pair are participating in this year’s sold out Swinging With The Starts charity dance fundraising competition, which goes March 4. Paul and Terri will hold a fundraising preview at Shannon Lake Golf Course Feb. 25 and tickets go for $20 each with half to Hospice, the benefiting charity of Swinging With The Stars. Above left: Paul and Terry dance to the waters edge before Terri , being the smarter of the two, lets Paul go in alone. Bottom left: The end result. CONTRIBUTED

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Apple price reach bottom of barrel Steve Kidd CONTRIBUTOR

Fears that three straight years of low apple prices has the Okanagan fruit industry on the brink of collapse prompted officials to call an emergency meeting earlier this week to discuss the outlook for the industry. “It seems to have no end,” said Joe Sardinha, president of the B.C. Fruit Growers Association, questioning how growers are going to keep going after three straight years of declining apple prices. “We’re looking at serious instability this year in the industry. There is a $200 million economic value here that is at risk.” Lack of support from the province was one of the key factors discussed when BCFGA directors met with their counterparts from the Okanagan Tree Fruit Co-operative at an emergency meeting on Monday. According to a joint press release, the low returns are caused primarily by a large crop size in Washington state, increasing bargaining power of retailers as further consolidation of food stores occurs, the strong Canadian dollar, a lack of competitive strategy and agricultural food policy from the federal and provincial

governments, and the failure of governmental agricultural programs to protect B.C. apple growers from an unfairly subsidized competition. “The government continues to hide behind risk management programs. Agristability is a dismal failure,” said Sardinha, referring to a joint federal/provincial program intended to help protect farmers against losses due to market conditions, production loss or increased costs of production. “Some growers are still waiting for cheques for 2009,” said Sardinha, adding that the program was never designed to cope with a situation as serious as the one currently facing fruit growers. “This Agristability program was just not designed for that and it is going to be woefully inadequate, we are already seeing that.” The two boards identified several short-term projects, including an expansion of the School Fruit and Vegetable Nutrition Program; seeking fair trade, and local procurement policies from HotelRestaurant-Institutional (HRI) clients. The growers on the boards resolved to create opportunities and to work with the HRI sector to allow consumers to choose B.C. apples at in-

stitutions and restaurants. Several other strategies, in addition to the recently completed amalgamation of the four cooperatives into the OTFC, were discussed. “Growers, myself included, are naturally upset that the work they love and the investment of their time and effort are not being rewarded in the marketplace. We are looking at all options and appreciate the support of the BCFGA in our efforts,” said Jim Elliot, president of OTFC. Sardinha also rails against the provincial government’s unwillingness to enforce the purchase of local fruits for its own operations, like B.C. Ferries. “How can we not find a B.C. apple on a B.C. ferry?” he asked, noting that the province subsidizes the ferry corporation to the tune of $150 million yearly. The BCFGA, Sardinha said, has long advocated for an institutional procurement program, which would ensure that B.C. Ferries, hospitals, educational institutions and other branches of the provincial government purchased from local growers and suppliers first. “We get the same old excuses; it violates

NAFTA, it violates trade rules. In the U.S. this is done all the time and if Canada wants to use that excuse, then our Canadian government needs to challenge the U.S. on their programs,” said Sardinha. “I’m really getting fed up with those excuses.” More support from the provincial government is unlikely in light of comments made by Agriculture Minister Ben Stewart when he spoke at the recent BCFGA annual general meeting, telling the delegates that fruit producers needed to do more for themselves and rely less on the government. “The Buy B.C. program exists on a shelf right now because the government of the last 10 years hasn’t put a dime into the program. We don’t have the luxury in this industry of protection…The minister does operate (a business) in the wine industry, where they do have protection, the taxation that is placed on imported wines,” said Sardinha. “How much less can we rely on government when the budget is so minimal and we lag behind all other provinces? If we are going to rely less on government, then they might as well fold up the tent and not have a minister of agriculture.” —Penticton Western News

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