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Two West Kelowna men are among four people facing drug charges after nearly $4 million in cocaine hidden inside a fruit grinding machine from Argentina was intercepted by Canadian officials. It’s the second largescale cocaine seizure by B.C. border officials and RCMP to be announced in as many weeks, although officials say there is no evidence to the two drug cases are linked. This latest investigation began on Sept. 22, when border officials inspecting a 2,300 kilogram fruit grinding machine noticed the machine was too heavy and its origin and destination—Kelowna— were suspicious. Using a fibrescope, which has a camera on the end, border officials were able to see something “unusual” inside the machine’s steel drums and later seized 97.5 kilograms of cocaine. RCMP say that translates into more than 97,000 doses of cocaine, valued at between $3.5 and $3.9 million, based on kilogram sales. “This was a highly sophisticated concealment, requiring various tools and examination techniques,” said Nicole Goodman, chief of operations air cargo for CBSA, during a press conference Tuesday. The RCMP joined

Services superintendent Robert Carmichael displays a fiberscope, used to detect 97.5 kilograms of cocaine bound for Kelowna inside of a 2,300 kg. machine used to hide the drugs. SEAN CONNOR/CAPITAL NEWS


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Nearly two months have passed since an Australian native living in Kelowna vanished from Kootenays, and police and his family are continuing to search for him. Owen Kiernan Rooney, 24, was last seen the evening of Aug. 14 sitting on a picnic table outside the Grand Forks Hospital.

“Since Owen was reported missing back in mid August, the Grand Forks RCMP have spoken to several individuals who have assisted in confirming a time line of Owen Rooney’s activities and whereabouts up to the sequence point of his being at the Grand Forks Hospital on August 14th,” said Corp. Dan Moskaluk. “We do know that Owen Rooney left the hospital, leaving behind


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Rooney said that Owen somehow found his way from Castlegar to Christina Lake, looking for some friends, and was assaulted at the lake. He was picked up by a police officer near Christina Lake while hitchhiking, and received a ride from the officer to Grand Forks. The officer noticed Rooney had bruises on his face and suggested he get it checked out, which

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School district, Terasen Gas join forces on geoexchange system Terasen Gas and the Central Okanagan School District have signed a deal to retrofit and operate a $650,000 geoexchange system, expected to be operational in 2010, at Helen Gorman Elementary School in West Kelowna. The geoexchange system will help the school manage its energy costs and reduce its carbon footprint. “As one of the first utility companies in Canada to include alternative energy solutions as part of its regulated energy service offerings, our deal with the Central Okanagan School District will help them use energy efficiently and benefit the environment,� said Doug Stout, vice-president, energy solutions and external relations at Terasen Gas. Once the geoexchange system is operational, Terasen Gas estimates that Helen Gorman Elementary School will save approximately 84 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and 1,400 gigajoules of net energy per year.

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A Kelowna restaurant has won the gold award for B.C.’s best overall wine list. Although La Bussola Restaurant carries wines from all around the world, its wine list also includes an impressive selection of B.C. wines—a total of more than 800 labels. Silver was awarded to both Kelowna’s Wild Apple Restaurant at Manteo Resort and Raincity Grill in Vancouver, while bronze went to the Rimrock Cafe at Whistler. The awards were presented Friday at the 30th annual Fall Okanagan Wine Festival Medal Winners Wine Reception, winding up the 10day festival. The Wild Apple also picked up gold for best first-time entry in the annual wine list awards, presented by the B.C. Wine Museum, while Whistler’s Rimrock Cafe picked up silver. The bronze award was presented to RauDZ Regional Table of Kelowna. A third medal, a silver, went to the Wild Apple, in the category of Best B.C. Wine by-the-glass, with the Local Lounge and Grille in Summerland taking gold and the Galiano Inn winning bronze. The Galiano Inn also picked up a gold medal for the best small restaurant wine list in B.C., while Zest Japanese Cuisine was presented with a bronze medal in that category. The silver medal for Best All-B.C. Wine List went to Local Lounge and Grille, while the gold medal went to the Cobblestone Wine Bar in the Naramata Heritage Inn. It was also judged the best overall winner of the B.C. Wine List awards.

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There are only a couple of weeks remaining until the Highway 33 widening project is scheduled for completion, but driving the stretch isn’t as smooth as one might expect at this stage in its progress. Representatives from Peter Bros. Construction are the contractors for the $23-million project, being funded by the province and the City of Kelowna, and they weren’t available for comment. A representative from the B.C. Ministry of Transportation, however, said they are still anticipating the project will be done by the completion date. “We’re still pushing the contractor to complete this project by Oct. 31,” said Helen Evans, ministry project manager. Evans noted she hasn’t been on the project site for a week, and wasn’t entirely sure where the company was in its progress to meet that Oct. 31 deadline. That said, it’s not unheard of that a project misses its deadline, and if it does Evans said that there will be measures taken to ensure its safe for travellers. “We don’t like to leave things half done by the winter,” she said. “But it happens. We call it winter shutdown and the contractor will come back in the spring and finish.” The project is about four-laning the 4.6 kilometre stretch from Muir to Gallagher, and includes two intersection improvements, sidewalks, lighting and storm drainage. w w w . s a v o y e q u i p m e n t . c o m

Mayor leads delegation on trip to sister city Kasagai Kathy Michaels STAFF REPORTER

This afternoon, Kelowna Mayor Sharon Shepherd, along with 40 other Okanaganites will be boarding a jet plane and heading to Kelowna’s Japanese sister city. But the 10-day trip to Kasugai won’t be all bright-lights, big-city style tourism for the mayor—she’ll be sussing out business opportunities, investigating the green-endeavours the Japanese are excelling in, and meeting with her political peers across the Pacific to further strengthen their bonds. And, she hopes to come home with information that could benefit this city. “When I travel I like to bring back unique ideas and hopefully share some of the things we do in our city,” she said. She’ll also see how their recycling programs work and the ways the Japanese use geothermal energy. First on the agenda, however, is heading to Kasugai’s annual festival —an event that the Lady

of the Lake and her princess have been going to for years. Shepherd will meet up with Kasugai’s mayor and she’ll speak to those from a Kelowna business delegation that already left for the sister-city a few days ago to forge new investment relationships. While it sounds all well and good, Shepherd acknowledged there have been criticisms about the value of the sister-city re-

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Allice Colins says Willowbridge, a new transitional housing development in Kelowna, operated by the local branch of the Canadian Health Association, likely saved her life. The 39-year-old wom-

an, who found herself homeless after leaving a long-term relationship and then hurting her back and having to quit work as a sandblaster and commercial painter, wiped away tears Tuesday as she publicly thanked those who helped make the 40-bed facility—her home for the next few months—a reali-

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ty. Colins was the last person to speak during the facility’s official opening ceremony but while her presentation was much shorter than the politicians who preceded her to the podium, her simple thankyou brought the loudest applause. “I don’t know what to say but to thank you all,” said Colins, who described Willowbridge, where she has lived for the last month, as a “beautiful” place where she feels safe, loved and supported. The $7.5-million building, which features simple self-contained rooms, a communal kitchen and a large communal gathering and social area, is the second of four transitional housing developments to open in the city. The first, the Cardington Apartments, for people with addiction issues, opened last year downtown on St. Paul Street. Tutt Street Place, to be operated by NOW Canada for women and children is expected to open before

the end of the year in the South Pandosy area and the fourth development, to be located in Rutland and operated by the John Howard Society, is currently awaiting its building permit from the city. On hand for the opening of Willowbridge was Housing Minister Rich Coleman, who praised Kelowna for getting on board with the province’s initiative to fight homelessness early on. “Kelowna was one of the first,” said Coleman, adding its example has been used to get other communities across the province on board. Using money from the province and federal government, as well as land from the city and partnerships with local organizations major strides have been made here to address the issue of homelessness. Willowbridge provides transitional housing for its residents for up to six months and during that time helps with other issues and services that the residents need in order to move on with their lives and find permanent, affordable housing. “Our society’s goal is not only to provide a safe place to live at Willowbridge but also a place where the complex issues residents face are understood and addressed,” said Shelagh Turner, executive director of the Kelowna branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association. She said lessons learned from her organization’s operation of the


ALLICE COLINS is one of the first residents at Willowbridge, a new transitional housing development in Kelowna, which officially opened Tuesday. former Willow Inn Hotel downtown helped make Willowbridge a reality. At the hotel, which CMA operated for three months prior to its demolition, rooms were provided for residents and what was the former bar was remodeled into a gathering spot for residents in the building. “We used that idea here,” she said, pointing to

the large communal area at Willowbridge. Kelowna Mayor Sharon Shepherd noted the work her city has done in recent years to have more affordable housing provided here for the homeless. “Our city has been working in partnership with both the federal and provincial government over the last few years to

create more affordable housing to help at-risk individuals in the community,” she said. “Today is an exciting day and we would like to welcome the new residents.” Currently there are 26 residents in the building and that number will increase over the next few months, said Turner.

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Hunters help stranded women Two women stranded in the backwoods after rolling their utility terrain vehicle, were rescued Monday by hunters. Central Okanagan Search and Rescue were called in after dark on Sunday night after RCMP received a report that two women, with minimal experience, took a RAZR UTV out for a half hour spin and hadn’t returned after 90 minutes. COSAR responded with 12 members and after searching all night they called the Emergency Coordination Centre for assistance, said search manager Dan Schlosser. Oliver/Osoyoos SAR and Vernon SAR brought in another dozen searchers, and at one time there were 15 ATVs searching the area around Browne Lake, as well as some nordic ski trails in the region. At about 8:30 a.m. on Monday, two hunters picked the ladies up on McCullough Lake Road and brought them to a nearby search team. Searchers learned that the women had rolled the side-by-side UTV and then walked in the wrong direction until dark. They managed to build a fire using a plastic bag, said Schlosser, and were in good condition after their long trek in the back country.

Grow op bust on Twin Place West Kelowna RCMP executed a search warrant last Saturday, 3 p.m., at a single family residence located at 3179 Twin Place in West Kelowna. No one was home at the time the warrant was executed. Police seized 865 plants in various stages of growth from clone to mature plant. A hydro bypass was also located in the residence. The investigation is continuing.

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Apple Fair moved to mall The B.C. Orchard Industry Museum’s doors will be re-opening Nov. 5 in the renovated, historic Laurel Packinghouse But with renovation construction still underway, the museum’s annual Apple Fair will be relocated to Orchard Park Shopping Centre this year, taking place Saturday, Oct. 23, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the mall’s Sky Court area. Participating community members will include Westbank Harvest and the B,C, Fruit Growers’ Association, which will partner with the B,C, Orchard Industry Museum to provide apple tastings and apple education. Available for sampling will be familiar varieties such as Aurora Golden Gala, Fuji, Spartan, McIntosh, Gala, and Jonagold. In addition there will also be some heirloom varieties donated by PICOthe Okanagan Plant Improvement Corporation at the Summerland Research Station. For more information about the Apple Fair, call 250-763-2417 or visit the website

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Don’t miss the final roundup only. Waste from commercial sources will not be accepted. Please think safety when transporting household hazardous waste to this event. Here are some simple steps to follow: 1. Make sure lids on containers are tightly secured to prevent spills 2. If you know the content of the container, attach labels so staff know what they are handling 3. Pack all items in a sturdy box and place upright to prevent spills in your trunk. Do not pack materials in large plastic bags, and if possible line

your trunk with plastic or newspaper. 4. Note: containers that are dry or empty can go into your regular household garbage. 5. Keep all items in the trunk of your vehicle, away from children, pets and food products. Each year residents do their part as about 1,200 to 1,400 vehicles drop off more than 65,000 equivalent litres of hazardous wastes at the Round Up. This means these econasties are being disposed of safely and not going into our landfills or drainage and sewer systems to contaminate our soil and

water. Hats off to those who help make a difference! This will be the final Hazardous Waste Round Up, as the Battery Doctors (1972 Windsor Rd.) has recently been awarded a two year contract for a year round facility for the drop off of household hazardous waste materials. Battery Doctor will provide a six day a week service for the collection, temporary storage, transport and disposal of residential household hazardous waste products. This service will be launched as of October 16.

Freedom Tree raised by yacht club Freedom’s Door, a recovery home for addicts in Kelowna, is launching its Freedom’s Tree Sculpture Piece, a donation to the city, along with a Silk Tie Recovery Raffle. The Freedom Tree is an 11-foot tall metal sculpture in the format of a tree, which is representative through its component parts of an addict’s ecovery process. This sculpture will be temporarily placed on the top of the Kelowna Yacht Club roof today at 11 a.m., overlooking Stuart Park on Water Street. It will remain there for the duration of the Silk Tie Recovery Raffle. The raffle winner will be announced Dec.17, with the draw for prizes valuing over $5,000 made at a planned at a family skate in Stuart Park. The Silk Tie Recovery Raffle is a program whereby Freedom’s Door is reaching out to the general community seeking their support for the re-

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In the aftermath of our Thanksgiving holiday, I hope everyone took a moment to reflect on just how fortunate most of us are to be able to feed our families and live the lifestyle we have without fear of being oppressed. We also must be so thankful when good health is with us and our families. This is not the case for a beautiful little girl named Tianna Jack who is suffering from a very serious illness and she needs our help. On Friday, Oct. 22, at the Harvest Golf club there will be a fundraiser held to help raise funds so Tianna can get the treatment she needs in Europe. For just $50 per per-

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John Sherman These types of side effects seem to be very frequent in OTC medicines. Another example would be the public health advisory warnings that were issued in November 2000 about phenylpropanolamine (PPA), another ingredient that used to be found in many over-thecounter cold medications. This ingredient was linked to causing strokes and brain hemorrhage in some patients. I would rather have the cold, thank you very much.



This type of medicating does not really make sense. Why take the chance of life-threatening side effects treating the common cold with OTC pharmaceuticals.As an alternative, homeopathic remedies can safely help with most types of coughs and colds and will not make you drugged out, sleepy or dead. A number of controlled studies have been

conducted, cementing homeopathy’s positive role in the treatment of the common cold. A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of 60 adults and children found positive results with a homeopathic cough syrup as a treatment for a dry cough. The syrup contained Drosera, Arnica, Belladonna, Artemisia cina, Coccus cacti, Corallium rubrum, Cuprum, Ferrum phos, Ipecacuanha, and Solidago. This study was undertaken in France in 1986. Many other similar studies have also been conducted with similar results. If you or your family “catch” colds throughout the fall and winter, homeopathic remedies will probably be quite effective in the treatment, helping to prevent any complications or prolonged sickness. Those colourful, hypnotizing boxes of cold medicines lining the pharmacy shelves are meant to entice you—beckoning you to buy and consume. Those glossy magazine ads and TV commercials that portray the happy family sitting at the breakfast table while “Dr Mom” administers cough medicine—all orchestrated to make you feel as if, you too can be happy and have the same “TV family experience” by suppressing coughs and buying into their program. It is a very good thing that we are more intelligent than that. John Sherman is a professional classical homeopath in Kelowna. This subject matter is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended to be relied upon as medical advice. 250-764-2487


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OKANAGAN SUN receiver Steven Shott tries to slip a tackle from Victoria’s Blake Ector in Sunday’s BCFC semifinal at the Apple Bowl. them in the playoffs each of the last four years. But unlike the previous encounters, the Sun is home at the Apple Bowl where they knocked off Vancouver Island 27-19 back on Aug. 7. Still, even with the hometown audience behind them, quarterback

Bobby Davis said the Sun will need to come armed with their best game of the year. “We’ve been waiting for this all season,” said Davis, in his first year as the club’s starting pivot. “The guys are hungry, we’re going to have an intense week of preparation,

and just be ready come out and do it next weekend. It’s our biggest game of the season, we’ll have to be a lot better mentally than we were against Victoria, and I know we will be.” Kick off for the BCFC final, also known as the Cullen Cup, is 1 p.m. Sun-

Steven Doege’s sophomore season was even more impressive than his standout rookie year. That’s why it should come as no surprise that the 6-foot-3, 220 pound defensive lineman is the Okanagan Sun’s most valuable player for 2010. The Rutland grad, Steven Doege who received the honour Tuesday night at the club’s annual awards banquet, led the BCFC with 11.5 sacks, added 31 solo tackles and was a constant threat to opposing quarterbacks and running backs. Doege was also named the team’s top defensive lineman. Other Sun award winners announced Tuesday night were: Scoring leader—Steve Shott Top Kelowna Minor Football (Dave Sparrow Tropy)—Mark Hester Top offensive lineman—Drew Digout Hitman award (Special Team player)—Damon Soque Most improved player—Aaron Goddard Top offensive back—Bobby Davis Top linebacker—Charles Henderson Most Sportsmanlike Player (TJ McKenzie Memorial Trophy)—Ben White Top receiver Matt—Scheurwater Top defensive back—Jesse Warawa Most popular player (voted by teammates)— Daylon Pommier Most inpirational player (Marty Cullen Memorial)—Hayden Bell Outstanding rookie—Drew Digout Community Service award—Daylon Pommier day at the Apple Bowl. The winner will host the Intergold Cup Canadian semi-final on Satur-

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Rockets get ‘boost’ from first wins of the young season The new week of practise began unlike any of the previous three for the Kelowna Rockets: With some substance in the win column. After coming up empty in their first four regular season games, the Rockets are on a modest two-game winning streak heading into Wednesday night’s

home date with the Kamloops Blazers. The Rockets broke the ice with a 3-2 overtime win over Prince Albert Saturday at Prosper Place, then overcame a 3-0 deficit Sunday to knock off the hometown Everett Silvertips. “Getting those wins is important for everybody around here, and coming from behind in Everett was really big for us,” said

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er Jordon Cooke making his first Western Hockey League start. The 17-year-old Leduc, Alta. product stopped 35 shots and was calm and collected when under fire. “Jordon played great,” said Huska. “He did a great job in a tough situation and made a lot of big saves for us when we really needed them.” Even with the Rock-

ets’ slow start, the club is right in the mix in the B.C. Divison. All five teams already have at least three losses in the win column. Still, with only 13 goals to show for six games—and just three on 37 power play chances— Huska said the Rockets still have lots of ground to cover. “It’s still really early, but you never want to start the season the way

we did,” he said. “A lot of our woes have been because of our problems generating offense. Our power play has struggled and that has had a lot to do with where we’re at right now.” Rocket Shots…Rockets captain Tyson Barrie is considered day-to-day with a hamstring injury. The 19-year-old defenceman has appeared in two of his team’s six games

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The Westside Warriors take their show on the road this weekend for a pair of BCHL games. On Friday in Coquitlam, the Warriors take on the Express for the first

time in 2010-11. On Saturday, the Westside will cross over to the Island take battle the Powell River Kings. The Warriors were at

home on Tuesday night to take on the Penticton Vees at Royal LePage Place. A final score wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t available at press time. Westside was looking for some redemption after

a disappointing sweep over the weekend at the hands of the defending champion Vernon Vipers. The Warriors dropped a 4-1 contest Friday night at LePage with Matthew Maher tallying the home teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only marker in the

second period. On Saturday in Vernon, the Vipers broke a 4-4 at 12:48 of the third period and went on to beat the Warriors 6-4. Rookie defenceman Brayden Sherbinin scored twice in a losing cause

for Westside, while Alex Grieve had a goal and an assist to raise to his teamleading season point total to 17 (5-12). The Warriors next home action is Friday, Oct. 22 against Alberni Valley.







Kelownaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Keddi-Anne Sherbino celebrates her first-place finish among women in the BMO Okanagan Marathon Sunday. A newcomer to the city this year, Sherbino completed the 42.2 km race in three hours 55 seconds. Jack Cook of Edmonton won the overall title in 2:39:16. For all 2010 Okanagan Marathon results, see Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Capital News.


Heat alone at the top The Thompson Rivers Wolfpack came close, but were unable to put a dent in UBC Okanaganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unbeaten season. The Heat womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s soccer squad has yet to lose in 2010 after taking both ends of a home-andhome BCCAA set against the Wolfpack over the weekend. In Kelowna on Saturday, Alexa Kennedy notched her league-leading eighth and ninth goals of the season as the Heat overcame a 1-nil deficit to edge TRU 2-1. On Sunday, the Heat

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travelled to Kamloops and beat the Wolfpack for the second in 24 hours, this time by a 1-0 score. Lindsey Briggs knocked in a Kennedy rebound in the 71st minute for the gameâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only goal. Keeper Sabrina Gasparic, who made a huge save in the 60th minutes when the game was scoreless, earned the shutout. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This was probably our best first 45 that we have had this season we dominated much of the possession and created some good chances, said coach Claire Paterson.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We continued to work hard in very physical match and were rewarded for our focus and determination.â&#x20AC;? The Heat, now 7-0-2, will host UNBC Sunday at 10 a.m. on the UBCO turf. In menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s action, the Heat dropped both ends of the weekend set to TRU. On Saturday, the Heat lost 3-1 in Kelowna, then fell 5-2 Sunday in Kamloops. UBCO (1-7-1) will host UNBC Sunday in a noon start.

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The Okanagan Rockets head into a bye weekend in a good frame of mind after earning a B.C. Major Midget League sweep on home ice. The Rockets took a pair from the North Island Silvertips at the Capital News Centre to square

their season record at 4-4. On Saturday, some late third period magic from the Rockets as they edged the Tips 4-3. Tyson Harvey scored for North Island with 1:58 to play to tie the game, but Mitchell Cook netted the game winner with just 44 seconds remaining. Josh Ellis, Luke Harrison and Jed Soleway also scored for the Rockets,

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The Kelowna Chiefs have a week off before returning to action Wedneskday, Oct. 20 in Penticton against the Lakers. The Chiefs were home to Sicamous on Tuesday night in KIJHL action. A final score wasn’t available at press time. Check for details. Kelowna was coming off a busy weekend which fsaw them play three games in three nights. On Sunday in Armstrong, the Chiefs lost 4-1 to the North Okanagan Knights. That loss came after two big wins on home ice. On Friday at Rutland Arena, in a wild affair, the Chiefs needed a second overtime period to knock off the Okanagan Division leading Osoyoos Coyotes 6-5. Tanner Clarkson scored the decisive goal at the 16-second mark. Colten DeFrias added two goals in the win, while Luke Richardon, Landon Andrusiak, Jordan Salahor, Dane Rupert, and Brandon Briere also had two points each. On Saturday, Quinn Gallacher scored the winner at 10:22 of the third period as the Chiefs beat Kamloops 4-2. Kelowna’s next home

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City in Action PUBLIC HEARING Notice is given that City Council will hold a public hearing on: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 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:

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Ascending to the top of Pethangste mountain was the experience of a lifetime for Kelowna’s David Graham. As the keynote speaker this Saturday at Kelowna Community Theatre, Graham will be sharing some of those special moments at the 2010 edition of the Vancouver International Film Festival. In the fall of 2009, Graham, his son Stephen, and friend Colin McLean, were joined by two sherpas for a climb to the summit of the Pethangste on the border of Nepal and Tibet. At an altitude of 6,700 metres, the seldom-visited Pethangste is located amongst three of the world’s five highest peaks, including Mt. Everest. Seventeen days of hiking through the Himalayan mountains was well


KELOWNA’S David Graham (right), son Stephen Graham and friend Colin McLean last year at the summit of Pethangste Mountain on the border of Tibet and Nepal. worth the wait and effort for Graham. “The location was absolutely stunning,” said Graham. “Because it’s a bit smaller, the world’s elite climbers tend to go elsewhere. But this is tucked right up beside three of the biggest mountains in the world and the panoramas we were given were incredible.

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No representation will be received by Council after the conclusion of the public hearing. Correspondence, petitions and e-mails relating to this application must include your name and civic address. Petitions should be signed by each individual and show the address and/or legal description of the property he or she believes would be affected by the proposal. Correspondence and petitions received between October 1, 2010 and 4pm on Monday October 18, 2010 shall be copied and circulated to City Council for consideration at the public hearing.

Lot 2, Section 35, Township 26, ODYD, Plan 19027 Bylaw No. 10418 (Z10-0054)

Any submissions received after 4pm on Monday, October 18, 2010 will not be accepted.

The applicant is proposing to rezone the subject property in order to permit a second dwelling.

The public may review copies of the proposed bylaws, Council reports and related materials online at or at the Office of the City Clerk at City Hall from 8am-4pm, Monday to Friday, as of October 1, 2010 and up to and including October 19, 2010.

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Lot 4, Section 28, Township 26, ODYD, Plan KAP72643 Bylaw No. 10419 (Z10-0073) 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 the RU1h – Large Lot Housing (Hillside Area) zone to the RU1hs – Large Lot Housing (Hillside Area) with Secondary Suite zone. Owner/Applicant: Sharla Visscher/Richard Visscher Comments can be made in person at the public hearing, or submitted online by email to, or by letter to the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1J4. Presentations at the public hearing are limited to a maximum of five minutes. If a person has additional information they shall be given further opportunity to address Council after all other members of the public have been heard a first time.

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The public and media are invited to attend the official grand opening: Play for All Playground Friday, October 15, 4:30 pm sharp Parkinson Recreation Centre 1800 Parkinson Way As the City of Kelowna’s first barrier free playground, this is a place for people of all ages and abilities to play and socialize together. Playground equipment was specifically chosen to encourage intergenerational play; whether a grandparent with mobility challenges or a child with a disability.

“Even the sherpas were blown away by them. It was magnificent, and you don’t have to be the world’s best mountaineer to do it.” Graham has a wide array of photographs for his presentation and will share stories of both the challenges and accomplishments associated with such an adventure. “It’s about ordinary people doing extraordinary things that hopefully most people can relate to,” he said. “It was a unique and powerful experience, and a cultural experience, too. We got to know the sherpa people and ended up forming close friendships.” In addition to Graham’s presentation, eight award-winning adventure films from around the world will be featured on Saturday night. Among them: • The Argentine Project—a trio of adventure

seekers spend a long December month in Nelson looking for a location somewhere in the world that would present an unridden and ideal place to ride some big mountain lines. • Mont Blanc Speed Flying—six speed riders fly from the upper slopes of Mont Blanc down to Chamonix in one continuous 10-minute shot. • Young Blood—Matt Mandolini employs some alternative ideas regarding protection during hi freesolo attempt of ‘Young Blood’ a beautiful 5.13 rock climb on the Cacodemon Boulder, Squamish. • White Noise—Skiing is a kind of art; and it is also an art to film the perfect moments of a downhill ride in the deep snow of Alaskan slopes. • Rush Hour Dream— Ever found yourself on a mountainside with a paraglider when you have just got on a tram to go to work in the city? This short tells of a man that does exactly that. Tickets for Saturday’s event are $15 each in advance ($18 at the door) and are available at Mosaic Books, Far West Outfitters, Fresh Air Experience, Fresh Air Concept, Union Cycle, Outdoor Adventure Gear and Travel Outfitters, Beyond the Crux Climbing Center, Island Snow, Kelowna Cycle, Kelowna Kayak and Outdoor, Valhalla Pure Outfitters and Freeride Board Shop.


UBCO golfers in Kamloops for national tourney The UBC Okanagan Heat golf team is at The Dunes in Kamloops this week for the CCAA national championship tournament. The event, hosted by TRU, will run until Friday and features both individual and team competition. Two members of the Heat golf team are coming off BCCAA athletes of the week honours. Thanks to their performances Oct. 2 and 3 at the VIU Invitational, Kei-

th Martin is the top male player, while Jen Woods took the female athlete of the week honours. Woods, a graduate of Rutland Secondary, has been at or near the top of the leaderboard all season and has a 17-stroke lead in the women’s cumulative season stats. Her most recent win came at VIU. Martin, a fourth year management student at UBCO, tied for first place at the VIU Invitational with a 143 total (70-73).

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Dalmolin ‘monster game’ for Rutland Voodoos HS Football A17 Trailing 34-26, the Voodoos forced overtime on a Dalmolin TD and a two-point convert with less than two minutes to play. Keith Prescott threw TD passes to Mike Dedood and Israel Quezada to round out the scoring. Taylor Luhtala placed the defense with 13 tackles, Justin Doege had 10, while Christian Hopper had seven tackles and a fumble recovery. “It was a tough loss but overall we played really well and we are moving in the right direction,” said Rutland assistant coach Jason Baron. The Voodoos will battle the Mt. Boucherie Bears Friday at 7:30 p.m. kOWLS VS SALMON ARM The Kelowna Owls reconfirmed their status as the 2010 favourites in the Okanagan Conference of B.C. high school football with a convincing win to open the regular season. Taylor Loffler scored two touchdowns and passed for another as KSS eased past the hometown Salmon Arm Golds 36-6 Friday night. Loffler ran in from 11 yards out and also returned a blocked punt five yards for a TD. Kyle Patchell found the end zone on a nineyard pass from Loffler as KSS built up a 29-0 halftime lead. Brook Blackmore, on a 58-yard run, and Graham Fawcett, on a one-yard plunge scored the other majors. On defense, Dane Peterson had six tackles and a sack. The Owls (1-0) will be at Hillside Stadium Friday night to battle the South Kamloops Titans (1-0). f


“So many little mistakes,” in the words of fcoach Mike Godwin, is what cost the Mt. Bouchefrie Bears in their final preseason game. The Notre Dame Jugglers made the most of the big play to beat the Bears 42-13 Friday in Burnaby. r The game’s turning point came in the second quarter when Notre Dame returned an interception 100 yards for a major to make it 21-7. “That was a 14-point play right there,” said Godwin. “Instead of being tied we’re down by

two touchdowns.” The Bears also yielded 130 yards rushing to the Jugglers’ fullback on just three carries. On offense, John Cochrane rushed for a touchdown, then found Josh Fender with a 34yard TD pass. Greg McLean had 10 tackles on defense. The Bears, who finish the preseason at 3-1, will battle Rutland this Friday.


The OKM Huskies will look for their second win in Okanagan AA action when they host Valleyview Friday. Kick off at the Apple Bowl is 5 p.m. The Huskies evened up their regular season

Kelowna United won three of five games on the way to a sixth-place overall showing at the Canadian U16 boys club soccer championship held in Vaughn, Ont. In the fifth/sixth place match on Monday, United dropped a 1-0 decision to the Woodbridge Strikers from Ontario. Kelowna advanced to the 5-6 game with a 3-1 win over the St. John’s (Nfld.) Soccer Club on Sunday. In that game, Matt McHugh, Keefer Joyce and Robin Whitakker scored United’s goals. Kelowna opened the tournament with back-toback wins in pool play. United beat PEI 1-0 on a goal by McHugh, then downed St. John’s 2-0 as Joyce and Whitakker found the net with goals of their own. In the final game of

mark at 1-1 with 37-22 win over Norkam Friday night in Kamloops. “It’s been a bit of a slow start for the guys, so hopefully this will boost their confidence and get them excited to play,” said Huskies coach Jason Farnsworth. “The guys are making huge strides.” Devin Spence was a force on both sides of the ball, rushing for two touchdowns, passing for two more and making 10 tackles. Taylor Yohsida caught both TD passes from Spence. The Huskies also got a good game from Bryn Werry who had 100 yards rushing, 70 receiving and 11 tackles. Geoff Ansell had nine tackles and Cody Fayter made eight.



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Koriath battle Anoop Sahota of Alberta Juventus Saturday at the Canadian U16 boys soccer championship held in Vaughn, Ont. preliminary play, Alberta Juventus scored in the 41st minute for a 1-0 win over United. The result gave Alberta an unbeaten pool re-

cord (3-0) and effectively bumped Kelowna (2-1) out of medal contention.


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field hockey squad finished up in seventh place at the Bridgeman Tournament in Victoria. KSS posted a 2-1 record in round robin play, losing to rival Handsworth 1-0, then defeating Kelsey 9-0 and Crofton House 3-1. However, the Owls struggled in the playoffs losing 5-2 to South Delta and 2-0 to Oak Bay. KSS closed out the weekend with a 3-1 win over Cowichan. Sam Coyston was the player of the tournament for the Owls, with Jonel Boileau and Chelsea Marshall earned honourable mentions. According to the coaching staff, the tournament games will help the Owls make further decisions concerning players and the positions that they feel will be most helpful for the team in the future.

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oncerns about public cash going toward procedures at private medical clinics aren’t without merit. The real concern, however, shouldn’t be where procedures take place, but ensuring the latest innovation in the system doesn’t facilitate queuejumping. The lengthy wait times for things such as surgeries and MRIs are well-known and often publicized, which is why the

province is putting $23.5 million toward funding more elective surgeries and MRI scans. The money is the first portion of $250 million ($80 million this year; $170 million in 2011) in targeted, pay-for-performance funding designed to drive innovation and greater efficiency. Some suggest the government is merely playing a shell game with funding that could just as easily have gone to health authorities earlier.

But the province’s effort is to put more focus where it belongs —on patients, rather than the system— and ensure people get access to the best care as quickly as possible. Simply pouring more money into the system isn’t going to accomplish that, as past experience has shown. Health care budgets have spiralled, with little effect on the long waiting lists that have real, tangible and often painful impacts on patients in need of care.

Certainly, this latest attempt to minimize waits and maximize the efficiency of a dollar requires carful monitoring, but so long as everyone is kept in their rightful place in the queue, what does it matter if a patient gets his knee repaired in a public hospital or a private clinic? The biggest concern for the patient is that his knee gets fixed as soon as possible. That should be the biggest concern for the province as well.

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t appears many in After the first two CITY weeks the Central Okaof Fight HST’s CONFIDENTIAL campaign to gather renagan don’t like the Harmonized Sales call canvassers in 18 Tax but few are willing selected ridings, the to anything more than three local constituensign a petition opposcies rank at the bottom ing it. Alistair of the list. Despite the fact the In Ben Stewart’s Waters three local ridings colWestside-Kelowna lected some of the highriding, where the ninth est totals in B.C. when it came to sighighest total of HST opponents were natures on the initiative petition that recorded during the initiative petition forced plans for a province-wide vote drive in the summer, only 23 people on the controversial tax, only a handhave volunteered to be recall canvassful in each riding say they are willers. That’s the second lowest total. ing to collect signatures to recall local The numbers are not much better in MLAs over the issue. Kelowna-Mission and Kelowna-Lake

Country, where only 28 and 31 people respectively have volunteered to collect signatures to oust Liberals Steve Thomson and Norm Letnick. Those two totals are the fourth and fifth lowest on the list. And to make matters worse for local organizers, the numbers have not changed since Fight HST leader Bill Vander Zalm started his game of political chicken with the government. So, do locals blame the Liberal government and not the local MLAs for the HST? Are they tired of the anti-HST fight? Or has recall, as a pressure tactic, failed to re-ignite their anti-HST anger? Maybe people are waiting for next

September’s vote, a referendum Premier Gordon Campbell says will be binding. The rocky start to the recall campaign here, which Vander Zalm has dubbed Survivor Recall—Vote Them Off The Island, can’t have helped. Having one local organizer forced to quit after being reportedly a friend and supporter of convicted German Nazi Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel, was not the type of press Fight HST wanted out of the gate. (The former organizer has denied the accusations but stepped down anyway saying he did not want to hurt the recall campaign.) The attempt to liken recall to a TV

game show also didn’t help. (Vander Zalm got the premise wrong—on Survivor, contestants, not the public, vote each other off.) Despite the low numbers, the other Fight HST organizer, Chris Delaney, is touting the overall number of canvasser—2016 in 18 ridings—as a sign anti-HST sentiment is still bubbling over across B.C. And the three local MLAs? They seem to be ignoring the threats to their jobs and acting like, well, MLAs. So recall may come to B.C. But it doesn’t appear likely that it will start here.


Snowsell Street ‘so stupid I have no words’ To the editor: I remember vividly asking the (Glenmore) bypass planning committee at an open house if they realized what they were doing with funneling all the traffic onto Union and Cross roads that were right in front of an elementary school and also an access route for the middle school. It was totally bad planning and insane to believe they would choose two roads with such an impact to the safety of our children. I live in that area and

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don’t even have children at home any longer but even I realized how bad this was going to be. I asked (at the open house) if anyone realized just how much traffic would now be going down those two roads. I was assured it was safe and that the parents would be told that they could not drop their children off on Union any longer and would have to access the front of the school off Snowsell to do so. I told (the presenter) he was just asking for accidents to happen and lo and

behold that is just what is happening. Speed bumps are not the answer since Union Road is now considered a main thoroughfare and you would not expect to see speed bumps on Gordon Drive in front of A.E. Matheson or on Richter Street in front of Central Elementary. That is what school zone speeds are for, and that is what is needed here. Also, parents need to know they cannot be dropping off their children on Union and students need to know they cannot try

to cross the road at Wyndham any longer and must cross at either the lighted intersection at Snowsell and Glenmore. It comes down to a matter of reeducation. I agree that the road may need to be policed more but Glenmore Road has always been a speed highway ever since it was four-laned years ago, but it has now just been extended. They should have left well enough alone, the bypass was a bad idea from the start. A better solution would have been to ex-

tend Glenmore Road as four lanes so there is continuity and make the bypass area a linear park. Making cul-de-sacs at each end of what is now Snowsell Street is so stupid I have no words to describe it—it leaves people with no choice but to travel onto Cross and Union. Very poor road planning, but that seems to be the standard all over Kelowna and I have seen a lot of that in my 30 years here. Carole Kormendy, Kelowna

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Forming collectives will help solve housing A Gift in Memory To the editor: I read Kathy Michaels’ well written article in the Capital News recently (Rental Housing Issue Perplexes Council, Oct. 8) and would like to comment on the issue of flipping rental units into strata properties. I’m a tenant in a rental building which, I am told by neighbours, many years ago was the focus of a stratification application which was turned down. I was directly involved in fighting a 30 per cent rent increase application here three years ago. I am now involved in a more cooperative approach to landlord/tenant challenges. I would like to commend Mayor Shepherd and Coun. Michele Rule for their caution regarding the effect of stratification on tenants. I think this is wise. Tenants, in my experience, are very reluctant to voice their opinion or get involved in anything that has the potential to take up time, expose them to conflict, expose them to the fear of eviction, or force them to express their financial challenges. Our voices are often put aside and shown to be unwelcome so those of

us who do speak up often eventually tire and give up. I’m a rare exception. If you want to be assured of the welfare of the tenants involved in the Prior and Laurel road applications, you are going to have to get to know them and convince them that you are interested in their protection. Rental units bring the issues of affordability and poverty to the forefront. I think this is why we struggle and generally don’t want to talk about them. I have known neighbours paying 80 to 90 per cent of their income on rent. They get caught in a position where any change worsens their situation and for a variety of reasons, their ability to increase their income is limited or nil. In your fear and frustration, you pass these issues onto the provincial and federal governments, who in my experience, are just as unwilling to face them. To be fair, it’s huge and deeply rooted in our normal ways of doing business. I can understand your reluctance, but I don’t approve of it. I need courageous people around me. The only practical suggestion I have seen

that seems to get at the root of poverty was to disconnect financial transactions from the fear, aggression, and greed contained in all of us as individuals. The suggestion is to form collectives that would take care of its members internally without the use of money. These would be much larger than the current nuclear families. Money would be used to exchange between collectives. This is obviously a big leap and the collectives of the past have had a spotty history. In my understanding, the key is working on transforming the greed, lust, anger and fear that haunt us all at times as individuals into their more evolved and compassionate forms. It’s a personal project that interests me a great deal. I’m always looking for partners and am happy to support others who share this interest with me to the best of my ability. I see no other way that we as people who share the same community can fully get a handle on the issues plaguing rental units and our community as a whole. Garth Thomson, Kelowna

Good Samaritan puts own safety on the line To the editor: You should know that we have an incredibly compassionate, not to mention exceptionally brave young woman in our city. Shortly past midnight, just off shift and driving home, passing the brutal Bertram-Leon intersection, she saw a man fall into the street. She pulled over and parked in the CW Bank parking lot and walked

back to see if she could help. There were roughly a dozen or so non-caring individuals (read: losers) loosely arranged on the four corners of the intersection. I was walking home from the Safeway store and was at the same time in touch with 911, who requested I remain on scene. Together, we did our best to console the young

man who, on close inspection, was unhurt—simply heavily over-intoxicated on booze and who knows what else. This young woman’s concern was so heartwarming, we ought to be very proud of her. As you might imagine, the approaching police and ambulance sirens had the lowlifes scattering back in to their dark alleys. The young man (prob-


Another successful AIDS walk To the editor: On behalf of the board of directors, staff and members of Living Positive Resource Center, we would like to thank everyone involved in the 14th annual Okanagan AIDS Walk. To all of the walkers, those who pledging; our sponsors and prize

donors, volunteers; and AIDS Walk coordinator Emily Ophus, we say a huge thank you. All of the money raised by this event stays right here in our community to provide support for individuals and families whose lives have been impacted, as well as allowing us to expand our preven-

tion, education and awareness campaigns. If you would still like to make a donation, you can do so online via our website at Daryle Roberts, Karen Alexander, Living Positive Resource Centre

ably still a boy) was assessed by the paramedics and the officer and the diagnosis—drunk tank. Although she and I exchanged names, I have forgotten hers. Bit it was touching that her first concern was to try and get him to his home to be safe; and while I empathized, I suggested that home may have been the reason for his not being there in the

first place. Who knows? That is not the point. In that neighborhood, I was more concerned for her safety and accompanied her to her vehicle, suggesting in future it may be best to stay locked in her car and call 911. She deserves recognition for her selfless role here. Dennis Palmer, Kelowna

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Maxine DeHart This week’s column is dedicated to Henry (Hank) Paschke who passed away last week. Hank and his friends came into the Ramada Lodge Hotel every Sunday for breakfast and I will miss his witty conversation. Condolences to his friends, family and two best friends Irene Dickson and Archie Wilton.


eritage Office Furnishings is a premier provider of new and used office furniture, located at 2310 Enterprise Way. Heritage provides total workplace solutions from executive offices and individual and team work stations to conference and training rooms and file storage areas. They deliver the right office furniture solutions at the right price, while maintaining quality and respecting the environment. Heritage is also the “Steelcase” dealership and stock the ever popular “Think” chair. With people spending more and more hours at their computers, back, neck and leg pain is becoming more prevalent in the workplace. The Think chair back moves as your back moves; its arms move as your arms move; and its seat moves as your seat moves. It is the first chair that actually changes shape to mimic and support the movement of your spine. I have had one for a short time and I can’t believe the difference working at my desk—it’s incredible. Call 250-862-3235; Congratulations to Valerie Pelechaty (leather office chair) and Mella Gray (Think chair),

winners of the Heritage Office Furnishings two grand prizes in the Maxine DeHart-United Way drive-thru breakfast. After countless efforts to retire, long-haul truck driver Jim Ross has sold his truck and officially retired. Ross has driven for more than 40 years, the past 21 years with Byers Transport and previous to that with Chapman’s Transport and Motorways. When I asked him what he was going to do, he said, “Just take one day at a time.” Even if Ross decides to go back to work, he will have to “borrow a semi” as the new owner of is rig has taken it back to Saskatchewan. Stephanie Lemky, formerly of the Prestige Inn, has joined the team at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre as front desk agent. The Evans Gallery, owned and operated by Wayne and Julie Evans at 571 Lawrence Ave., has been purchased by Amanda Fischer and has been renamed The Evans Fischer Art Gallery and Framing. The shop specializes in Canadian originals, signed and numbered limited edition prints, bronze and glass works, preservation framing and has been the Okanagan Valley’s premiere Giclee and Greenwich workshop dealer since 1986. The Evans will remain on board for six months. Both the gallery and local artist Alex Fong have been huge supporters of the drivethru breakfast. Fong and the gallery will host a special event Friday, Nov. 19 (5 to 8 p.m.), and Saturday, Nov. 20 (10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). Fong will be on hand to sign any of his prints that were handed out at the drive-thru breakfast. There will be coffee, goodies and wine hosted by Bina’s Beijing Restaurant and Kalala Organic Estate Winery. For anyone who did

Inside Max’s column today: The Evans Gallery in Kelowna has a new owner and a new name; Bevanda Architecture has merged with the Kelowna firm CEI Architecture Planning Interiors; meat draws starting at Micki’s Pub every Sunday; Westbank Chamber of Commerce now looking for a new manager; Sheri Corrie and Jill Mansfield have started a new laser engraving business; Jim Stuart is the honouree for United Way Dinner of Distinction.


WAYNE COONEY, sales manager of Heritage Office Furnishings in Kelowna. not receive a print, there will be extra’s on hand for Fong to sign. Mark down the dates and bring your prints. Call 250-861-4422 Gordon Glenn is a new director with QHR Technologies, filling a vacancy on the board. Former president and chief executive officer of SXC Health Solutions from 1998 to 2006 and then chairman until his retirement in 2009, his specific areas of expertise include strategic planning, organizational development, mergers and acquisitions. I drove over the new Gordon Bridge for the first time on Saturday evening and what an impressive sight. Although the

construction time frame seemed rather long at the beginning, now after all is said and done it’s like everything else— you forget about the inconvenience when you experience the great outcome. Stantec Consulting, West Shore Constructors and R&L Excavating should be proud of a job well done. The landscaping is also well done. The contractors would like to thank the public for their patience during the construction. Now all we have to do is get the west side of the boulevard south of Lexington cleaned up to match the rest of the beautiful landscaping. This boule-

vard has been an eyesore year after year and needs to have regular maintenance. Penticton based Bevanda Architecture has merged with CEI Architecture Planning Interiors of Kelowna, at 100-1060 Manhattan Dr., with the Bevanda staff becoming part of the CEI’s Kelowna office. The merger will bolster the ability of CEI to deliver projects of any size and scope to clients across a variety of sectors, including retail, industrial, office, educations, residential, recreational, transportation and health care states Tim McLennan, partner and director of Kelowna operations at

CEI. The two firms know each other well and in the past CEI has collaborated with Nick Bevanda on a number of projects. There will be no layoffs or duplication of functions. Call 250-861-1887; Mickie’s Pub, at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre, 2170 Harvey Ave., will start a meat draw in the pub every Sunday from noon to 2 p.m., beginning Oct. 17. Mike O’Rourke, from O’Rourke’s Uptown Market, will supply the meat and all profits are going to charity. Call 250-8509711 ext. 7415. Aeropostale, the premier specialty retailer for

teen fashions has opened its newest store in Canada at Orchard Park Mall. This lifestyle store provides customers with a sense of discovery, offering a wide array of sensory experiences from the entrance of the store to the seating area near the fitting rooms. With the open floor plan and a friendly and relaxed environment, the shopping experience is inviting offering trend right clothing at compelling value for teens and young adults. Each store carries both men and women’s apparel and a full range of accessories. See DeHart B2

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opening. Gary and Margaret have been working tirelessly to prepare for this new era in their store’s history. Call 250707-0753. The recipient of the Spirit of Kelowna Award is the United Punjab Sports Club for organizing and hosting the twoday 8th annual Kabaddi Tournament in August, which was attended by about 1,500 people. Congratulations to the winners of the Alexis de Portneuf Fine Cheese Makers Young Chef’s Competition. They are Brent Pillion, Wild Apple Restaurant (Top Young Chef); Susan Duperron, Jeff Geistlinger and Lindsay Hadwell, Okanagan College (Top Young Apprentices) and Ryan Pennington, Local Lounge and Grill, Summerland (Consumers Choice for Best Food Pairing with Wine). Partners Sheri Corrie and Jill Mansfield have started a new laser engraving business Red Door Engraving at 1585 Tower Ranch Rd. The engraving services offered are for corporate gifts, work wear (jeans or server’s aprons); one-off gifts (silver mugs, wedding gifts, cutting knives or glasses); security engraving (plates for laptops, heating systems); sports awards or having unique designs on your iPod, lap-

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Example of a family enterprise that is able to thrive L ‘‘ ast week, I found myself extolling the prominence of family entrepreneurship in our society, along with some of the ups and downs that are inherent in creating a family team to identify, develop, launch and manage a family venture. I am very pleased to share with you this week the tale of a married duo with whom I became intrigued through discussion with Dave Biglow, of Cherry Hill Coffee in Kelowna. Bigelow had recently entered into a co-operative arrangement with Pierre and Amber Piche, MOTEAS tea company entrepreneurs, and wanted me to enjoy the experience of learning their story. When I sat down this week at my favourite outof-office meeting place to interview the Piches, I was immediately touched by their infectious warmth and personality. Here was a young entrepreneurial couple who are solely committed to making a difference in not only their tea product venture, but also to leverage their entrepreneurial dream machine to affect


Joel Young the lives of those around them in a positive fashion. Amber was born in Kelowna and graduated from high school in 1999 gaining work and business experience along the way in the hospitality industry. In that same year, Amber entered Okanagan College, ultimately obtaining her business administration degree in 2003. What I found so enlightening about Amber is that she grew up in an entrepreneurial family environment where her grandparents, parents and an uncle all enjoyed the entrepreneurial ride. It appeared very readily to me that here was a young woman destined for the “entrepreneurial spirit,” as only time would mature and mold such spirit for her future journey. The beginnings of the synergy that would bring

Amber’s creative spirit to the forefront dramatically occurred when she met Pierre in 1999 while attending Okanagan College. Amber recalled that both of the couple’s school and career paths were very important in shaping their opportunity visualization to build MOTEAS. Having both graduated from the college with business administration degrees, they had a baptism to the business world coupled with the enhancement of each owning their own venture while in school. Their careers did lead them from time to time in different directions, but both Pierre and Amber stated each position they held prepared them for the family enterprise they operate to-day. Pierre, born in Ottawa, began his entrepreneurial journey early with a framing eyeglass business as his very first work/job experience. He moved to Kelowna at age 19 in 1994, tackled the sciences in school, then left for Banff in 1996 to adventure for about a year in the hospitality industry.

Returning to the Okanagan in 1997, he enrolled at Okanagan College where he set his focus on completing a business degree to prepare him for his future entrepreneurial endeavours. Pierre quite convincingly advised me that he never doubted he would embark on an entrepreneurial lifestyle for his future, embracing the notion that his love interest might enjoy the ride as well. Interesting how fate writes our life script and brings two people together in love who already had the entrepreneurial foundation in place as individuals. Pierre took various career positions in the food sector, managing a Kelsey’s restaurant and selling transit advertising while the couple began their life as a married couple in 2002. Amber diversified her business background with stints working for the museum society and a daycare operation. She also became a new mother, at the same time planting the seeds of the tea enterprise which would become MOTEAS. When I inquired about the genesis of the idea

Water audit conducted The Forest Practices Board will audit how well forest and range practices in the Vernon and Oyama Creek community watersheds are protecting water quality, beginning Oct.18. The forest practices of Tolko Industries Ltd, BC Timber Sales and the Ministry of Forests and Range’s small scale salvage program, as well as range practices of three range tenure holders, will be examined. The watersheds are located next to each other on the east side of Okanagan Lake, and supply drinking water to Oyama and Winfield. The two main objectives of this audit are to assess the compliance of forest and range practices with FRPA’s practice requirements for water, and to assess how well practices are achieving government’s objectives for protecting drinking water. Once the audit work is completed, a report will be prepared and public input will be sought.


for MOTEAS, the couple joyfully replied that the result came easily for them. Both had become immersed in the hospitality industry and were aware of different paths they could test. Pierre has a passion for health and Amber was in the wine industry at a time when they noticed that there seemed to be a considerable shift from poor quality to premium blend coffee. They noticed this shift in both coffee and the general food categories, with customers seek-

ing better quality products while becoming more conscious of their health and our environment. When they looked at the tea industry as a sidebar from coffee, they quickly realized there was a large gap in reference to quality, taste and sustainability from where their minds were at and where they envisaged they ought to be as budding entrepreneurs. They launched the MOTEAS tea company in 2003 as an Okanagan company committed to make a difference in the world through offering high quality organic tea products at reasonable pricing. One of the aspects that I enjoyed when meeting the Piches is that they both exhibit a tremendous passion in their enterprise, have clearly identified their skill set for the management and operation of their venture, and are determined to grow the enterprise by creating more visibility in the regional market through exposure at events, advertising and

an abundance of consumer education about the advantage of consuming a healthy range of tea products while contributing to sustainability of our global environment. The desire to “make a difference” is so prevalent in this couple that their mission to help others is above themselves. That left me with a gratitude for having met them and an appreciation for their journey undertaken as Okanagan entrepreneurs. Dear readers, I am compelled to ask you to check out the MOTEAS website at and learn of the joys of a quality tea product enterprise in our midst. I am enjoying a cup of Vanilla Rooibos while closing my column for you this week. Until we meet again…. Joel Young is an entrepreneurial leadership educator, coach and consultant and the founder of the Okanagan Valley Entrepreneurs Society.

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Worthy goal to be free of debt B eing debt free is a top financial priority for many Canadians, yet close to half of these people lose ground on a regular basis, or are in a holding pattern and can’t reach their goals. With extremely low interest rates for mortgage and consumer debt in the past few years, many people have still not been able to reduce their debt, and many Canadians have increased their debt. If you work with a financial advisor, you have a better chance of reaching your financial goals. However 77 per cent of people in a recent survey by Manulife Bank of Canada responded that they prefer to manage their day-to-day finances on their own, without advice. Certified Financial


Doreen Smith Planners do more than retirement and estate planning, they also educate their clients on all aspects of financial planning. A client working with a financial planner stands a better chance of reaching their cash flow goals. Managing debt is one of the main components of a sound financial plan. Many people lack the time or expertise to learn about the full range of financial options available to them during the various stages of their life. Over a lifetime, comprehensive debt and cash

flow management can be key to financial independence. A mortgage can be paid off years ahead of schedule, and people can retire earlier by reducing unnecessary or high cost debt over their lifetime. Half of all Canadians with credit card debt do not pay off their balance in full each month. If you pay high interest rate costs on your monthly credit card statement, ask yourself why you choose to make the credit card company richer at your own expense. The prime rate today is in the low range of 3%. Why pay a 15% spread or a higher 25% spread on interest cost charges on borrowing money? Many department store credit cards charge 28%, and many bank credit cards charge 18%. This is very expen-

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uilding on a recent article that discussed the critical need for having a clear organizational vision, today I’m going to talk about why job descriptions are one of the most valuable tools you can use to manage the people side of your business and enable your vision to be realized. Many of my clients are smaller organizations and each one is at a different stage of sophistication in the management of their human resources function. Some do have job descriptions in place already and may or may not use them to their fullest potential. Other clients have been operating without formalized roles but have reached a stage of growth where they just need to get more organized. This necessity typically presents itself as confusion about who is supposed to be doing what and frustration about how work is getting done. In my experience, clarifying roles and providing a practical structure of operation are welcomed by employees more than they are resisted. Rather than spending a lot of time putting out the fires that can result from spontaneous human resources practices, leadership teams can benefit from taking a more pro-active approach. There are some basic guidelines to consider when organizing work. One of the simplest ways to start this process is to describe the work in terms of key roles or functions—in other words a “job description.” Building a useful job description requires an objective evaluation of what work needs to be done as well as an understanding of what work is actually being done right now. These may not be the same things. Job descriptions are snapshots of how work activities are clustered, who is responsible for carrying them out and how a particular role fits in with all the others in the organization. They can also act as a benchmark for performance and a guide for hiring the right person for the right job.

There are many different templates available to help guide you through the steps of building job descriptions. The basics elements include details such as job Laurie title; salary range; emMills ployee benefits; hours of work; reporting relationships, and any supervisory responsibilities. The core of the job description goes on to outline the scope of the work, key functions of the position in priority order, as well as the baseline knowledge, skills and relevant experience required to perform it. Job descriptions are most useful when they are not too rigid or overly detailed. This may sound like a contradiction but it isn’t when the goal is to identify the overall work output expected from a particular position. Since operational needs inevitably evolve and change it is important to have some flexibility in how that work is carried out, and by whom. Getting input from employees is a great way to learn how things are currently being done, how they could be done better and get their buy-in to any changes that may be required. Part of this discovery process may also highlight whether or not individuals’ strengths are matched with the right work. Using job descriptions to create more structure in how work is organized also has the potential for improving the efficiency in how the work flows. When people know what is expected of them in their roles as well as what others are responsible for, they can better focus their efforts on getting the work done. I guarantee that the time invested in creating formal job descriptions will pay itself back many times over. The trick is to design them well and then use them as the practical tools that they are. Laurie Mills is a certified coach and human resource professional. Her company is Lighthouse Professional Development Consulting Services. 250-869-7523


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Covenant for less, get more I ’ve written many times on the topic of the unpredictable impact of covenants restricting employees’ post-employment activities. What is certain about such covenants is the value of adhering to the “less is more” rule. Generally speaking, in the employment context, post-employment restrictions on an individual’s conduct are presumed to be unenforceable. That is the result of the fact that free labour mobility is a matter of public policy. In practice, that means that (with some limitations) individuals can move on to ply their trade wherever, and with whomever, they choose. That includes doing so with a competitor of the former employer. Businesses, on the other hand, have a private interest in limiting competition and some seek to bind their employees by way of various restrictive covenants. This interest in eliminating competition can drive employers to impose covenants which are unreasonable in the circumstances. The enforceability of those covenants is frequently debated before the Canadian courts. And, almost universally, the less restrictive a covenant is on the employee’s post-employment activities, the more receptive the courts will be to its enforcement. A recent decision from Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice provides an example of an employer which successfully applied the “less is more” rule. Tom Mason was a technical sales representative who had been employed by Chem-Trend Limited Partnership for 17 years. Mason’s sales territory was all of Canada and certain parts of the United States. Chem-Trend is a company with world wide operations and customers. Mason was required to be familiar with ChemTrend’s products and with their customers’ businesses and operations and product needs. At the time of hiring, Mason had signed a restrictive covenant in which he agreed, for a period of one year following termination, not to engage in competitive business


Robert Smithson activities or to solicit business from any of ChemTrend’s customers or to cause a disruption of any of Chem-Trend’s customer relationships. Mason’s employment was terminated and he sued for damages for wrongful dismissal. Chem-Trend counterclaimed against Mason for breaching the restrictive covenant by “using his knowledge and experience at Chem-Trend to gain business opportunities for himself.” Mason’s view was that the restrictive covenant was unreasonable and far too broad to be enforceable. The court considered

the covenant’s geographic scope, the range of restricted activities, and the duration of the restrictions. After finding the geographic scope and range of restricted activities to be reasonable (though “more onerous than the norm”), the court turned its attention to the duration. The court stated that “(t)he covenant is only in effect for one year, which is considerably shorter than periods found in other restrictive covenants that the Courts have considered and upheld.” Citing a leading case in which a five year covenant was upheld, the court concluded, “(t)he restrictive covenant being in place for one year after Mr. Mason’s termination is a relatively short period of time.” Notably, the court mentioned that the short duration of the covenant balanced the fact that the

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Arion therapeutic riding Earthopoly adopts Okanagan program given federal boost The Arion Therapeutic Riding Association will receive $2,500 under the wage subsidy component of the Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities, a federal government assistance program. The grant will enable Arion to help one individual with a disability to gain the skills needed to find lasting employment. “In today’s environment, it is more important than ever that all Canadians have the skills they need to participate and succeed in the job market,” said local Conservative MP Ron Cannan. “By supporting projects like this one, our government is helping Canadians with disabilities maximize their potential and independence.” “The Arion Therapeutic Riding Association is pleased to be partnering with the federal government,” added Heather Henderson, program director for the Arion Therapeutic Riding Association. “The funding will help us create an

excellent opportunity for this individual to develop essential employment skills and self confidence,” Henderson said. The federal government is working with the provinces and territories, community organizations and other stakeholders to provide Canadians with the training, skills and opportunities they need to get jobs and contribute to their communities, Cannan said. The Opportunities Fund helps support an array of activities, such as increasing employability skills, providing work experience and preparing individuals for self employment, he said. The fund is part of the government of Canada’s strategy to create the best educated, most skilled and most flexible workforce in the world, he said. The Arion Therapeutic Riding Association provides a tranquil and supportive location that fosters the development of new skills and increased independence for special needs individuals and their families.


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First the Okanagan made board game history when Kelowna landed a spot in the Canadian edition of Monopoly, and now the valley will be featured on game with a philanthropic twist. It’s one of 40 B.C. locations featured in the boardgame Earthopoly: Team Power Smart Edition. The limited edition is being released by BC Hydro in celebration of Power Smart Month for purchase by Team Power Smart members only. “More than 250,000 British Columbians have already joined Team Power Smart and have made a commitment to reduce their energy consumption by at least 10 per cent. We would like to build on that even further,” said Lisa Coltart, executive director of Power Smart.

“We recognize the importance of keeping people engaged and providing new conservation solutions and ideas. “This limited edition of Earthopoly provides a great way for families and friends to have some fun while reinforcing those positive practices.” A limited number of games are available exclusively to Team Power Smart members as a collector’s item until Dec. 31, while quantities last. The cost of the game is $19.99, plus-tax, with discounts available for games purchased in bulk. Each property featured in the game contains educational information on conservation as well as a brief history about the location featured. For example, players will learn

that the Okanagan Valley is one of the warmest regions in all of Canada, making it perfect for fruit growing or wine making. Other properties in the game include the Peace River, the W.A.C. Bennett Dam and the province of B.C. itself Each year, BC Hydro hosts Power Smart Month in October to educate customers on the benefits and ease of conservation at the time when energy consumption begins to increase for the colder months. Every person that commits to reducing their energy consumption helps B.C. meet its goal of meeting 66 per cent of the province’s new electricity needs through conservation by 2020. To join Team Power Smart or to purchase the Earthopoly game, see

Meet the Chiefs at literacy reading While members of the Kelowna Chiefs junior hockey club are best known for their skating and stick-handling prowess, they also want the public to know how much they value literacy and reading. The Chiefs have formed a partnership with

the Okanagan Regional Library’s Rutland Branch in Plaza 33 Mall. Four team members will be at the branch for a family Meet & Greet on Tuesday, Oct. 19, from 6 to 7 p.m. The hockey players will read children’s stories, sign autographs, and answer ques-

tions about what it’s like to be a hockey player. “We’re really excited about being part of this community, and we want our players to get out there and inspire young people about the importance of keeping both the mind and body fit,” said Jon Bruenig, a manager of the

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Kelowna ready to host the world for Children’s Games Kelowna has long fbeen known as one of Canada’s premiere winter destinations. With access to worldclass skiing less than an hour from the centre of ftown, hockey played on rinks on nearly every corner of the city and a passion for all sports Canadian (think curling, cross country skiing and skating) it comes as no surprise that Kelowna has been selected to host the 2011 International Children’s Winter Games (ICWG). Affiliated with the rInternational Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Children’s Winter Games were first

played in Celje, Slovenia, in 1968. Since then, the Games have been held in a variety of cities around the world, but never in North America—until 2011. Bringing the International Children’s Winter Games to Kelowna will mark the first time

the games have ever been held outside of Europe. With a mandate of promoting the ideals of the Olympic Games, organizers of the Kelowna ICWG are aiming to enable, develop and advance the meeting, understanding and friendship of students from different coun-

tries around the world. Youth ages 12 to 15 will be in Kelowna for the duration of the games, which begin on Jan. 26 and conclude on Jan. 31. RSVPs have been rolling in from cities that include: Woolahra, Australia; Montreaux, Switzerland; Innsbruck, Austria; Cleveland, Ohio and Port Moody, Canada, to name a few. The youth will take part in friendly competition in sports such as short track speed skating, curling, cross country skiing, snowboarding (slope style and snowcross), al-

pine skiing (giant slalom and ski cross), and figure skating. For the first time ever, boys’ and girls’ hockey will be included in the list of sporting events held at an International Children’s Winter Games. The sports include team and individual challenges and will be hosted a variety of venues from Big White to West Kelowna’s Telemark to the Kelowna Curling Club. In addition to the sporting events going on during the week of the Games, Kelowna will host a number of festi-

vals, events and activities for the participants, their coaches, supporters and local spectators. In order to ensure the Children’s Games run smoothly and are well supported, organizers of the International Children’s Winter Games will require help from approximately 1,000 volunteers. Help is needed in the areas of IT services to transportation to athlete village operations. Anyone interested in helping support the Games can go online to find out about opportunities, read about frequently

asked questions and submit an online volunteer registration form. As a sponsor of the International Children’s Winter Games, the Capital News will be updating the community with more articles about the Games, the athletes and the contingencies that will be arriving in Kelowna early in the New Year as they represent their countries in the spirit of sport, friendship and solidarity. For more information about this upcoming event, see


Magnificent Africa fundraiser coming to the Okanagan Kelowna residents can support education for children in Africa by attending a special fundraising event this week. The Magnificent Africa event at First Lutheran Church on Saturday, Oct. 16, will include a silent auction, wine and tapas bar and great live entertainment. Tickets are just $25 and all proceeds

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Stuart McLean can’t talk right now. A planned phone conversation catches the avid storyteller just as he is loading a truck in Toronto. Inside is a table, rug, chair, music stand, backdrop, books, CDs and other props that will travel across the Trans Canada Highway just as most families are sitting down to their Thanksgiving turkeys. “You don’t mind if I put you on speaker phone?” McLean asks when he calls back on his cell. You can hear the bustle of city life as he pops into a store to pick up his dry cleaning. The CBC broadcaster/author is still

running after loading all the stuff he needs for his Vinyl Café fall tour, which is in Kelowna tonight and Thursday. And like Dave— the fictional owner of a used record store created in 1994 for the Vinyl Café radio series and subsequent books, did one Christmas—McLean could be cooking his turkey in a hotel this year. “When I’m on tour, I get involved in the logistics. I don’t even think about Thanksgiving. I live day-to-day. I’m caught up in writing stories and editing,” said McLean. Before you feel sorry for the man missing out on pumpkin pie and family time, don’t worry, he is spending the holiday with some of the people who are closest to him. It’s his live show that

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STUART MCLEAN performs at the Kelowna Community Theatre tonight and Thursday. connects him to his listeners. They have turned on the radio—Sundays on CBC One here in the Okanagan—or read his books, to follow the stories of Dave, his wife Morley and their two children, Sam and Stephanie, through their trials and tribulations. “People feel very close to Dave and Morley,” said McLean. “It pleases me to hear how families have gathered around to hear their stories. Various people around the country have phoned each other and talked about what they have heard, or they have read the stories to a sick family member in the hospital, or listened to the CDs in their cars. It’s very nice, I

like that.” Families stateside have also tuned into the show. The Vinyl Café is now in 92 U.S. markets and in 18 States, mostly on public radio. (McLean is bringing the fall tour to the northwestern U.S. after its run in B.C.) “In Seattle, they have been enthusiastic, even more so than in Canada, they are so excited to see us,” said McLean. “We have this notion that it is a big deal for us to go to the U.S., but they say thank you so much for coming. It’s not what you would expect—the gratitude. We get the same reaction in smaller Canadian venues, going to a place we don’t normally go. It’s very gratifying.” And it doesn’t seem

to matter that Dave, Morley, their kids and assorted neighbours and friends are situated primarily in an urban environment. It’s their bond as a family that takes precedence, and makes up most of the stories that come out of McLean’s brain onto the page. “The camera is focused pretty closely. These are close-up shots of a family that anyone can relate to. It’s a vehicle for people to get close with their own lives,” he said. “The things that these people wrestle/deal with give you an alternate way of thinking about your own life in that it’s not just me that’s a goofball or I’m not the only one that messes up. There’s a grace with how Morley and Dave deal with the hard times I deal them. I’ve learned a lot from them, which is silly because I write it. It’s not about me, it’s them, but sometimes I wish I was that.” McLean’s work family, which includes his producer Jess Milton and self-described longsuffering story editor Meg Masters, are also integral. “You can’t do anything worthwhile on your own. If you are creating anything special, you don’t do it by yourself. It’s like how an athlete has a team, a coach, a physiotherapist,” McLean said. “Jess and I are like a married couple. She travels with me, works with me. We are close because

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of our work. Meg and I would be married longer, but it’s not as tense of a relationship if we were actually married. “Both have a deep understanding of the (Vinyl Café’s) worth. I am very lucky to have them by my side.” It also takes a team to put together McLean’s vast collection of Vinyl Café books. His just released The Vinyl Café Notebooks came after McLean handed a box load of files to his editor, who then chose enough material for two books. The stories were then whittled down even further, resulting in the final collection of 200 or so essays from the last 15 years of the Vinyl Café. “Other editors came in, and would say ‘this one quotes musical lyrics, which we have to get permission for,’ so we would leave that one out, or we would make decisions for technical or artistic reasons,” said McLean. “Then there were the essays that everyone liked, but I didn’t.” As for the tour, McLean plans out his live show weeks in advance, but is always open to improvising. “I have a plan so that I can leave the plan. I want to be loose on stage, and if I always stuck to the plan, it would be so formal,” he said. Besides the two new Vinyl Café stories he plans to share with his audience, McLean is bringing along musical guest Matt Andersen, a blues singer from New Brunswick. “He toured with us last Christmas, and we decided to repeat it for this tour because he’s so good,” said McLean. “Music is really important to the show. For the last five to seven years, we have been featuring young Canadian singer/songwriters. We have received a lot of our support from Canadians, so this is our way of shining the light on some of them.” McLean is at the Kelowna Community Theatre Oct. 13 and 14, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $ 45 for adults through Ticketmaster at 250 860-1470; and $30 for students through Box Office Canada, 1-888-999-8980.


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Young going forward NEIL YOUNG: LE NOISE (REPRISE)

As always, the fiercely independent and ever restless Neil Young is off on another new musical exploration with Le Noise. The 65-year-old Young has hooked up with noted producer Daniel Lanois (U2, Dylan, R.E.M. and many others) for an exploration of guitar and vocals where Lanois uses every studio trick in the book that he has learned to flesh out the sound. There are a couple of lovely all-acoustic ballads here highlighted by Love And War that has very subtle refrains from Young’s classic Rust Never Sleeps. But most of

these eight songs over a 38-minute CD finds Lanois adding FX such as feedback, phasing, echo, fuzz, tweaks, compression, whatever to Young’s one man performances. Lyrically, Young seems focused on his mortality and personal survival in the face of losing two very close friends and musical collaborators over the last year. Young even mentions Toronto on two songs, recalling his very early days playing in the folk scene in Yorkville while he counts his current blessing about family and surviving friends. A very personal album. B-

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BreakOut West could overwhelm, but never disappoint Pyper Geddes CONTRIBUTOR

Tickets are now selling for what is sure to be Kelowna’s hottest ticket of the year; the BreakOut West Festival coming to downtown Kelowna Oct. 21 to 23. With the venues confirmed, the line up announced, and the festival schedule released, the only thing to look forward to now is the festival itself. With over 70 artists performing, it’s going to be hard for festival-goers to decide on which acts to attend but I might be able to give you some pointers on which acts not to miss. As I mentioned last week, Thursday, Oct. 21 will showcase all of the top 20 artists in the 2010 PEAK Performance Project as well as We Are the City (winners from last year’s PEAK Performance Project) and The Left (last year’s runners up). One artist that I can’t wait to see again is Aidan Knight from Vancouver. This singer/songwrit-

er has done so much in his music career that it’s hard to believe he’s only in his early 20s. Aidan’s quirky sense of humour and his genuine sincerity come through in both his recordings and his live performances. When your watching an Aidan Knight set it’s like he brings you in to his inner circle and gives you a special, one-of-a-kind performance. Knight used to be know as a backing musician for bands like The Zolas, Maurice, and Counting Heartbeats, but has now come into his own (along with his ‘Friendly Friends’, i.e. backing band). He performs at Habitat on Oct. 21 at 10:30 p.m. The next night is when the festival really gets underway and the scheduling madness begins. Where will I be on Friday night? Two acts I

can guarantee you I won’t be missing are You Say Party (Vancouver) and The Dudes (Calgary). You Say Party are back strong as ever after the tragic passing of

drummer, Devon Clifford, in April. YSP embrace a number of different genres (soul, rock, and dance-pop to name a few) and hone them all into their own unique sound. They will perform at Habitat on Friday, Oct. 22, 11 p,m. Don’t forget your dancing shoes. If you like rock, don’t miss The Dudes be-

Not sure what to do this weekend? Wednesday, October 13 • Oceans Apart @ The House Thursday, October 14th • Devon Bjarnason @ The Keg • Calvin Harris @ Level Nite Club Friday, October 15th • Columbia w/ Nixie @ Doc Willoughby’s Saturday, October 16th • Clea Roddick @ The Streaming Café For more go to

cause these Alberta boys know how to rock and roll all night (and party every day for that matter). You’ve probably heard their catchy single, Dropkick Queen of the Weekend, on a Rogers commercial before and you were no doubt humming it all weekend. That’s what The Dudes do, they write creative, catchy indie rock tunes that make you want to be front row pumping your fist, or at least nodding nonchalantly along with all the other indie kids. The Dudes put on a great live show, injecting their performances with their wacky, yet hilarious, sense of humour. They perform at Doc Willoughby’s, Oct. 22 at midnight. As for Saturday, Oct. 23, the list of artists performing just keeps growing. I still haven’t narrowed down which shows I’m going to catch but I know that I’m going to be ending my night at Gotcha’s with Grand Analog. Grand Analog (Win-

nipeg) have visited Habitat on a couple of occasions, opening for Lioness and the great Canadian hip-hop artist Shad. Frontman Odario Williams describes the band as a beautiful mess of rap’n’roll, dub and soul. Although they are a hip hop act, Grand Analog still performs as a full band complete will keys, bass, guitar and DJ. Even though theirs is the final set of the festival, Odario knows how to pump up a


Zac Brown’s debut album last year was a surprise success scoring three hits and winning a couple of CMA awards. When I reviewed that debut I thought I was just doing a public service announcement on an album I thought was really good but which would most likely fall through the cracks as it wasn’t like the usual Nashville country fare. But Zac Brown found a big audience in a big way and this follow up album promises to really establish the band. It already has two songs playing in high rotation at radio, including the ballad duet with Alan Jackson, She’s Walking Away. Look for the beaching and boating song Knee Deep with guest Jimmy Buffett to become a hit as well. But Zac Brown and Co. are an extremely rare entity in ultra conservative and controlling country music. His ace band gets to lay down all the music in the studio whereas most road bands have to sit on the sidelines

and watch Nashville session pickers do all the studio work—which is why so many Nashville albums seem so cut from the same cloth. On You Get What You Give you can really hear Brown’s self-confessed love of James Taylor on Quiet Your Mind and She’s Walking Away

while Brown and band offer a 10+ minute jam on the southern fried rocker cum reggae of Who Knows, which is bound to become a concert favourite and may point to a future direction for The Zac Brown Band as a country jam act. The fact that Brown wrote all 14 songs proves his independence

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Born September 7, 1946, died October 10, 2010, after many years of suffering, from numerous strokes. He was 64.Milan leaves behind his son, Jamie-Paul, 14, Kelowna, Michelle, 28, Winnipeg and Kevin, 32, Winnipeg. Born in Kesmarok, Slovakia, Milan studied to become a Bridge and High-rise Engineer. In 1969 (age 23) after an obligatory 3 year stint in the army, he immegrated to Canada. I (Elizabeth) wish to send thanks to ‘The Village at Mill Creek’ and their terrific staff for the years of care they gave Milan. You were his second family, and made him feel safe and cared for. For this we cannot thank you enough ... Thank you! Time and place of service will be announced at a later date.


Born July 19, 1946 in Lac la Biche Alberta. Stan took life head on and journeyed the last days of his life with the same vigour. Stan danced to the other side of the dance floor on October 5th, 2010 with his wife Deb at his side, in his arms.An accomplished carpenter, avid golfer, amazing dancer, chef extraordinaire, competitive gin player; Stan was a man’s man who led a full life and was admired for the loving care he provided to his mother Nadia Pouss. He will be lovingly missed by his wife Deb Bannister, brother Al Kowalchuk (Delores Wilson), sister Deb Abbenbroek (Kim Johnson). It was Stan’s great blessing to experience the beauty of a wonderful extended family. Along with Deb’s family, Stan will be missed by family and friends here, Alberta and Bermuda. Special mention to Lincoln Bannister who loves Stan as “Grumpy” (Grandpa). Stan wished for a celebration of his life to be held rather than a funeral. This gathering will be held on Saturday October 16, 2010 from 12:00 noon until 3:00pm at First Memorial Funeral home, 1211 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna BC. (250-762-2299) In lieu of flowers please send donations to the BC Cancer Foundation (specify Kelowna Cancer Centre please) 600-686 West Broadway, Vancouver BC V5Z 1G1, with much thanks from his family. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Arrangements in care of First Memorial Funeral Services, (250) 762-2299.


Surrounded by loved ones, Lillian Alva Letcher (Nee: Kingston) passed away on October 7, 2010 at the age of 87. Words alone cannot express the joy and inspiration she brought to those who knew her - we will miss her dearly. Lillian was born in Bay du Vin, New Brunswick on June 4, 1923. She grew up on the family farm on the banks of the Bay du Vin River along with her three sisters and three brothers. Lillian enlisted with the WAD during the war and while stationed in Centralia, ON, met and eventually married a dashing young LAC, Gordon Letcher, on February 10, 1945. Lillian was forever kind, considerate and generous. Always the consummate hostess, “It’s what I do!” she would proclaim, should anyone offer a helping hand, suggesting she was doing too much. Combined with her quick wit and timely sense of humor, these qualities would garner countless life-long friendships as Gord’s military career took them to Europe, the United States and across Canada. After retiring from the Air Force in 1974, the family home here in Kelowna became the favourite gathering place for family and friends. Lillian was sadly predeceased by her son Bradley on January 12, 1955 and husband Gord on October 9, 2006. She is survived by her son Gary and wife Rose; Garth and wife Carmen; daughter Barbara and husband Jim; grandchildren Jennifer and husband Jason; Brian; Natalie and husband Neal; Hailey, Steven and greatgrandchildren Elliot and Anderson. No service by request. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the BC Heart & Stroke Foundation, (#4 – 1551 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9) in Lillian’s memory. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting, 250-860-7077.

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CERTIFIED Dental Assistant with orthodontic module required for an orthodontic clinic in Vernon. Please fax resumes to 250-542-4652 or email Kelowna Weight Loss Challenge. Weekly weigh-ins. Win Cash. Call 250-869-1747


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FACULTY Instructional Designer For further information, please visit:

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Train today for: • Accounting & Payroll Administrator • Computer Graphic Design • Business Administration / E-Commerce Mgt and more....

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The District is seekking enthusiasttic and experieenced R Detail Clerks C to work under u the part-time casual RCMP supeervision of the Detachment Commander. C This T posiition provides administrative a and secretariall support to thhe members; maintaining m connfidential inform mation is a criitical requirem ment of the job.

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The pay range is $21.79 $ to $25.994 per hour deppending e pluss 16.4% in lieuu of all benefitss. By on experience mutual agreement, the hours mayy vary to includde evenning or weekennd work.

Okanagan College is offering Welding Level C programs

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Quaalified applicannts are invited to forward resuumes and coveering letters via v mail, emaiil or fax to thhe above addrress by 1:00 p.m. Friday, Octtober 22, 2010. OCRTP 18632

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Become a Psychiatric Nurse in your own community There is an urgent need for more Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN), particularly outside the urban areas of the province. And with the workforce aging – the average age of a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in BC is 47 years – the number of retirees from the profession is exceeding the number of graduates. Entry-level earnings start at $29/hour. Train Locally – The only program of its kind in BC, students can learn within their local communities via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Government funding may be available.

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CHAIN LINK FENCE INSTALLATION FOREMAN, for Phoenix Fence. Experience required. Edmonton, Alberta operation. Full time employment, premium wages, overtime, benefits, bonus, relocation program. Call Dale 1-800661-9847. Fax resume:780447-2512. Email DOZER & Hoe Operators required for Company that constructs oil field roads & leases. Require operators with oil field lease & road construction experience. Competitive wages. Rooms & Meals provided by the company. Call 1-(780)723-5051, Edson AB. EXPERIENCED CLASS ONE DRIVER (KELOWNA) FT Class one driver w/minimum 5yrs exp. req’d for local work (approx.150 mile radius), P&D, switches, etc. Please fax resume w/references & abstract to 250-546-0600 quoting (Kelowna job) Only selected applicants will be contacted. MEDICAL Technician desired with preference given to ophthalmic skills. Exc people skills desired, will train. New practice in Kelowna. Email: NEED Cash Now? Cash Factory Loans offers payday loans up to $800 using employment, CTB, EI or Pension, or collateral loans up to $10,000 using almost any vehicle! 1756 Springfield across from Rona or call 250-869-1499

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MILL Tech Industries is a leading supplier of specialized lumber handling equipment to the sawmill industry and is seeking a full-time Production Manager for their growing Salmon Arm operation. As Production Manager, you will have a minimum of 5 years experience and will be responsible for managing outsource vendors and suppliers to deliver equipment on time and on budget. You must exhibit strong organization and communication skills and have the ability to multi-task and work with minimal supervision. You will work to develop strong relationships with both suppliers and customers. A background in mechanical equipment is an asset. Please send resumes to the attention of Personnel, Mill Tech Industries by fax (250)832-2596 or email: PERSON desired for medical office management and help with scheduling and billing. Exellent people skills necessary. Potential for advancement in new practice in Kelowna. Medical billing experience required. Email resume SUNRISE FORD LTD, has an immediate opening for a Salesperson with financing experience. Please drop off resumes at our front office or email to:

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“REVISED AD” CONTROLS Technician/Engineer. North Okanagan firm seeking automation specialist to design, program and commission PLC systems for the forest and mining industries. Minimum 5 yrs experience with Controls, strong mechanical/electrical aptitude, Cad literate and service oriented. Resume to by October 15, 2010

SERVICEMAN - GAS FITTER, F/T req’d w/excellent wages & benefits.This position is based in Fort St. John, B.C. Fax 250787-1320 Ph: 250-787-1361

Lady’s only, Waxing Special, Full leg w/bikini cleanup. For $30 Alvena (250)763-4785

YARD LABOURERS needed. Experience with rebar an asset but not req’d. Great wage & benefit pkg. Fax resume to 250-769-4733 or email

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services BAKER-PT With experience wanted Monday & Friday nights. Fax resume to: 250807-2262

Trades, Technical Experienced Salvage Burners - Surrey BC, Cassidy BC and Out of Town work avail - Amix Salvage - We offer both seasonal or long term employment. We are stable and GROWING! Great benefits and competitive pay. Apply at or fax 1-866812-2478

Mind Body Spirit #1 for a reason. Paradise Massage. Where men come to relax. 778-477-5050 Kelowna AFFORDABLE Prof. F/B Massage. Superior work. Clean, warm, studio. Linda 862-3929 ASIAN MASSAGE! Peaceful setting, $50hr. Call 250-3173575 BC BODYWORK (250)4691099 Essential Relaxation Body Sage.Warm Clean Studio conviently located (778)-478-1582 INTUITIVE, acupressure, massage. Real results. Flexible hours. Call 250-868-2961 MAGIC HANDS! full body relaxation. Lessons & prostate massage avail. 20 yrs. exp. 250-801-8079 THAI Massage. Totally relax & energize your body & mind. 1hr, $50. Call 250-801-7188

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Don’t leave your 2010 tax planning to chance or to the last minute. Learn how this profitable Federally Registered Program returns most of your tax money back to you for your own use. Call now to attend one of our information seminars or for an individual session: Lauzon Financial Advisors Inc. 250-717-8444

CASE Studies needed. Our students are ready for Manicure, $20, Pedicure, $20, Reflexology, $29. Massage, $29. 250868-3114

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GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. Private Financing based on security not credit. 1st, 2nd, 3rd Mortgages, Equity Loans, Consolidation Loans, Construction Financing, Farm, Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Creative Financing Call 1-888-742-2333 or REDUCE DEBT by up to 70% Avoid bankruptcy. Free consultation. BBB accredited. 250-860-1653

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BEST Quality Cleaning Prof, reliable, bonded, ins’d. Comm, Stratta, Restaurant. 250-868-7224 CLEANING Serv. Avail. Residential by the wk. or mo. Senr’s welcome 250-448-1786 EXP Cleaning Lady avail MonFri. Residential or move outs. 250-860-7803.

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

Concrete & Placing PNA Concrete. Call Tony. No job too small! Free estimates. (250)862-5255

Contractors ALL WEST DEMOLITION Ltd. All types of demolition. Free estimates. Call 250-808-0895 DCR Contracting. New construction & reno’s. Free estimates. 250-862-1746 KSK Framing & Foundations. Quality workmanship at reas rates. Free est 250-979-8948 WENINGER CONST. Family company commited to Kelowna & Big White. 250-765-6898


GRANITE SLAB SALE. 150 colors to choose from. 1 1/4” thick. Great Service. Great Price! Showroom: 1115 Gordon Dr. 250-870-1577, 250-763-8303, LET the beauty of nature inspire your kitchen. Renew your counters with Quality Granite. Let thanksgiving once again be a time of hosting family & friends. Call Joseph, 250-878-7040 Mike’s Elite Countertops supply and installation of solid surface countertops, fireplace surrounds, tub surrounds and backsplash. Locally manufactured, 125 colours to choose from. Lifetime warranty. Best price guaranteed! Call Mike at (250) 575-8543 or email for a FREE estimate. REFACE Countertops. 1/2 the Cost of Replacing. Granite & Corian Designs. 470-2235.


Kelowna Junk Removal Ltd. (1998)

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

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





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

Call Clint, 250-575-3839

In business since 1989 Licensed & insured






Deck & Rail Kelowna

Serving the Okanagan

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


Serving the Okanagan 13+ years. Vinyl Decking, Modular Flooring, Aluminum, Glass, Topless & Picket Railings. Starting at $30/ft. installed Call George at 250-878-2483. Showroom #9-3810 Appaloosa Rd. off Sexsmith Rd.

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RUBBISH REMOVAL Pager 250-861-0303

Bob 250-765-2789

Rubbish Removal, Free Scrap Car Hauling, Ogogrow Deliveries.


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

at 250-860-0025



Yard Care & Office Cleaning

LET the beauty of nature inspire your kitchen. Renew your counters today with Quality Granite.

• Edging • Fertilizing • Spring Clean Up • Weeding • Fall Clean Up • Raking • Yard Mowing • Office Cleaning

Call Glen 250-768-2854

Let Thanksgiving once again be a time of hosting family & friends. Call Joseph


Book now for landscape projects, retaining walls, landscape products, pavers, irrigation system, pruning, etc. “IRRIGATION BLOW OUTS”

HANDYMAN Larry’s Handyman & Renovation Services

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

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



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


Artistic Ceramics.

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

Call 250-870-1009



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


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


Kelowna Gutter Cleaning & Repair

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

• Fix leaks • 20 years. experience • Fascia soffit repairs • Downpipes • Re-Slope

Dan @ 250-864-0771



DUMP TRUCK BOBCAT SERVICE Neighborhood Trucking & Delivery

FREE ESTIMATES Brush & Tree Removal Reasonable Rates Stan Korzinski 250-808-2447

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

CHUCK 250-870-1138 We accept “When The Big Guys Are Too Big We Deliver”

Residential & Commercial. Will Service BIG WHITE

Competitive Pricing. Prof. truck mounted unit. 250-212-0340


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Floor Refinishing/ Installations

GEORGE’S DELIVERY. Pickup truck for HIRE. (250)-7638911, or (250)-212-5034 GROCERY DELIVERY in Kelowna - Rates start at $12. Pay w/ Credit or Debit at your door. Pickups at many locations avail. info: 250-864-1434

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

Drywall DRYWALL SERVICES & Repairs New work & reno work. 30yrs exp. Framing, Bording, Taping, Texture. Ken212-9588 PESL DRYWALL Service Inc. Renovations, new construction and repairs. Boarding, taping, textured ceilings. Call Tomas at 250-212-4483 or 860-3495. RAY’S Drywall. Boarding, taping & textured ceilings. Reasonable rates. For free estimate call Ray, 250-808-9325 TAPING jobs, texture ceilings, 30yrs exp. Bob 250-718-3218

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

Electrical ALAN Dignam Electric. Resid/ Comm. Service calls, Reno’s, Upgrades. lic’d, bonded & Insured. Alan 250-808-6595 ALL your electrical needs. Res/Comm. New construction, renos & service calls. Call Bill at Oakdowne Electric. Lic’d, bonded, ins’d. 250-870-2780 A&S ELECTRIC. Resid/Comm Wiring. New constr, renov. & service changes. lic’d & bonded. Steve 864-2099 (cont #90929) ELECTRICIAN. NEW fixtures, Pot lights, Renos, Home Theatre, New houses, Hot tubs. Store lighting, 250-979-8441 JRS ELECTRIC: Licns’d, bnded & insr’d. From new builds & renos to service calls. John, 250-801-7178 (cont:98365) MJB ELECTRIC Residential & commercial repairs and service work. Data cabling & phone 250-212-5610

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1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1 All Exterior Hedge & Tree Service. Specializing in downsizing, trimming, pruning, bracing or artistic shaping of hedges, shrubs & trees. Fully Insured. For a quick response and quality service call Dave 250212-1716. 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 DON’T call anyone about fall yard clean-up or irrigation blow-outs until you speak with us. We guarantee to keep scheduled appnts. Call Ryan now @250-469-1288 Vantage Point Lawn & Garden Care.


Lawn top dressing, leaf clean-ups etc. 250-859-9053

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

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

ESTATE Gardener, 25yrs exp. Yard reno’s, downsizing, pruning, transplanting, mulching. If your yard needs a facelift, call Rick at 250-469-0994 Kelowna LAWN Sprinkler Blow outs, $40 most homes. Owner operator. Call Tim, 250-215-7788

Lawn & Garden

Home Improvements

I WANT TO CUT Your Lawn! Plain & simple, your lawn needs cutting, and I cut lawns. I’m asking for your business, and in exchange, you will receive both excellent value and exceptional service, GUARANTEED! Weekly maintenance, power raking, pruning, aerating, spring clean-ups, etc. Senior’s discounts, all inquiries welcome! 250-878-7283 ...Common Sense Yard Care... TAM’S Gardening. Fall flower bed cleanup. Weeding. Reliable/thorough. 250-575-3750 TOP SOIL $20/yd. Compost Mix $30/yd., Ogogrow, Gravel, Rocks, Mulches 250-868-3380

Engel Construction Since 1973! Custom homes, Reno’s Additions, Decks, Kitchens, & Baths. Doug (250)-215-1616 GREENWAVE Construction. comm/res.30yrs.250-575-2690 HARDWOOD to crown moulding & all in between. Quality at reasonable rates. Insured/wcb call D&R Finishing for free est/refs 250 215-1087 (Derek) INTERIOR Finishing & Reno’s. No Job too small, Install & Repairs. Drywall, Plumbing, Doors/Win, Baseboards, Cab., Kitchens, Bthrms. 859-2787 Int/Ext Reno’s.Kitchen & Bathroom Special. Chris, 250-300-3534 NEED Help? Paint, Tile, Carpentry, Drywall, light Electrical & Plumbing, call 250-869-6577 STUDZ Renovations Carpentry, Plumbing, Elect., Drywall, Decks, Tile, 250-317-8275 Wayne’s Home Improvements Certified Carpenter 30yrs Exp. additions, alterations, bathrooms, kitchens, foundations, framing,roofing, drywall, finish etc.(250)763-8419 Wood Flooring, Log Siding, Log Cabins, Decking, Cedar & Pine T&G V Joint, custom sawing. Rouck Bros. Lumby, BC 1-800-960-3388

Gutters & Downspouts ERIK & HIS TRUCK

Gutter cleaning etc. Get it done before winter hits. 250-859-9053 KELOWNA GUTTER Cleaning and repairs, re-slope gutters,etc Richard 250-718-6718

Handypersons NEED a hand with all those jobs you don’t have the time or anyone to help? Inside or out. From painting to snow removal and anything in between. Will put up Xmas lights & decorations too! Free Estimates. Call Tom (250)-215-1712 TERRY’S Handyman Service. Indoor/outdoor painting, carpentry, furniture repair, dump runs, No job too small! 250575-4258 or 250-450-6939

Heat, Air, Refrig. ADD YOUR business on directory for province wide exposure! Call 1-877-645-7704 NATURAL Gas InstallationsGas stoves, fireplace inserts, bbq hookups, hot water tanks. Please call 250-878-0473.

Home Improvements ALLTRADE Renovations A Team You Can Trust. Call (250)-864-1804 CWI Beautiful Custom Work. Free Estimates. Go to: or Call (250)-681-3512

Home Repairs CHIPSTERS Renovations., Plumbing, carpentry. Household reno’s 250-826-0091 COMPLETE Paint & Drywall. Texured Ceilings & Repairs 40yrs exp. Merv’s Handyman Service. Available 24hrs. (250)-317-0013 HIGH Caliber Const. Repair, Replace, Remodel, All Reno’s. Dan @ 864-0771 30yrs. exp. LARRY’S Handyman & Reno Serv., Lg. & Sm. jobs, Graffitti Removal etc., 250-718-8879

Household Services Bow Tie Butler Service Shop, Cook, Clean Kenny the cook 826-6659 25 years exp. Senior Special, Sun -Thurs

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Masonry & Brickwork

Painting & Decorating

BLOW-OUTS $35/home. Repairs avail. Book now. Call 250-212-8899

TED’S Kelowna Masonry. Specializing in Block, Paved, Driveways, & Brick Work. Call Jarrod (250)-864-0196 WILDSTONE MASONRY Stone Fireplaces and Exteriors - Call Greg for estimate. 250826-6989.

Painting & Drywall Repair. Ceilings. No Job too Small, Great Service, Great Prices. Call Pat (250)878-7582

Misc Services

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

HANDS Free Maintenance. Irrigation blow out and fall clean-up. 250-718-2963 Irrigation Blow outs Randy’s Yard Care. (250)-868-7107 or (250)-768-1517 LAWN Sprinkler Blow outs, $40 most homes. Owner operator. Call Tim, 250-215-7788

ALL KINDS OF FENCES, 6x8 Cedar panels starting @ $65. Gates & custom orders, stainning, Will do house cleaning, yard work,cooking, take you shopping & appt’s,(778)478-2490

Kitchen Cabinets MARYANNE’S Kitchen Design. 25% off. See ad in Service Directory. 250-317-7523


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ASPEN LANDSCAPING. Irrigation blow outs. Retaining walls. 250-317-7773. BARK Mulch, good quality top soil & landscape supplies, Sun-oka Valley Transport Ltd. 2696 Kyle Rd. Open Mon. Sat. 8-5pm, 250-769-9094 We Deliver. DIGGINOLES N SHIFTINSTUFF. Pickup & delivery service. Rubbish & recycling removed. Landscape, building supplies & Hay delivered, small equipment transferred. Yes we work weekends!! or Ph: Ian 250-864-2339 GLM Landscaping & Irrigation 12% Discountl!!! Custom landscaping 250-864-5450 TREMBLAY’S EXCAVATING retaining walls, full landscaping. Exc/Bobcat.250-979-8033

Irrigation/Sprinkler Systems

Machining & Metal Work

ASPEN LANDSCAPING. Irrigation blow outs. 250-3177773.

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

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



Moving & Storage

AAA Best Rates Moving $59+. “Why Pay More” Short/Long Distance. Free Est. Res/Comm, 861-3400 A-TEAM Movers. Fully insured, local & long distance. Lowest rates in the valley. $49+/hr. Dump runs also. Call 250-870-0766 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 NORTH END Moving Service Local/Long Distance. Truck returning empty Vancouver. Discount 250-470-9498

Online Services Website Development by outsourcing. Why not a personal website? Call Murli, Haluke Enterprises (250)765-2842

Painting & Decorating 0 TIME To Paint. Best rates Seniors Discount, Call G. Hunter Painting 250-317-5995 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 KNOX Mnt Painting. Journeyman w/crew accepting jobs. Res/comm, small industrial. 250-470-9498


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Roofing & Skylights GERMAN MASTER ROOFER. Over 30yrs exp. on all kinds of roofs. New Reroof & Repair. Tradesman + Best price Warranty. Free estimate. Call Steffen, 250-863-8224 Master & Visa.Card OKANAGAN Roofing All roofing repairs, maint., & reroofs. Warranty on all work Free Est. 769-1100, 878-1172

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


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


• Bath Remodels • Decks • Drywall

• Kitchen Remodels • Painting • Plumbing

• Electrical • Tile Work • To-Do Lists • Much More



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



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Interior & Exterior Kitchen Bathroom home addition. Tiles, flooring, basement, painting, drywall


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Residential & Commercial

Jarrod 250.864.0196 Jake 250.864.0294 Specialists in

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








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Household renovations, carpentry, electrical, painting & plumbing. Customer consulting.


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

call 250-808-0895


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• Restoring • Resurfacing • Stamping • Sealing • Custom Reno’s • Great Rates • Senior Discounts

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

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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

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In/outside windows Kelowna, give the gift of clean windows this summer!

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Rubbish Removal

Feed & Hay

EDSON’S West Kelowna & Area. Rubbish Haul. 1 Ton Dump truck. (250)-718-1595


HAY FOR SALE; Round bales $60 each, approx. 800lbs, delivery avail. on larger orders. 250-838-6630 *HAY SALES GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763.

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


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

Stucco/Siding DESIGN Stucco & Stone. New homes, reno’s & repairs. No job too small. Clean, quality work. Zoltan 250-864-9798.


Dog Class, 4x/wk for a month, incl. copy of dogaims, the card game you play with a dog $129.99 START NOW Ltd space 250-768-2011


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Building Supplies CONSTRUCTION LIGHTS HeavyDuty 50’,5 bulb.$50. Email pictures avail.Call Dennis at 250-765-7811 STYROFORMS (for pouring cement) 32 styroforms, quadlock, 4’x1’x4” thick. 6x8” thick clips. $100. Email pictures available. Call Dennis at (250)765-7811


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

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


Food Products


(3) 9wk old male Yorkie Terrier pups, 2nd shots, dewormed, $400 each. (250)546-2455

BEEF - FARM RAISED 1/4’s & 1/2, $2.65/lb, CWF. 250-546-6494 FRESH Frozen Pickerel Fillets 1 Pound Packages For Sale.(250)-765-0690 GRAIN finished Beef, sides or quarters, $2.25/lb plus processing. Randy Bellows 250832-2612, 250-804-5393.

TILE Setter. Artistic Ceramics. Custom tile setting. Call 250870-1009

Tree Services 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1 All Exterior Hedge & Tree Service. Specializing in downsizing, trimming, pruning, bracing or artistic shaping of hedges, shrubs & trees. Fully Insured. For a quick response and quality service call Dave 250212-1716. ROB’S Tree Care Ltd. For all your tree care needs...Insured & Cert. WCB. 250-212-8656

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

Feed & Hay HAY FOR SALE Alfalfa/Grass Mix. $3 to $6 per bale. Phone (250)764-2303

Fruit & Vegetables

Beautiful Havanese puppies, various colors, non-shedding, litter trained, great disposition, Call 250-832-4923 MINI AUSSIE BORDER COLLIE PUPS Pet/agility, kid/cat friendly, blue/red merles, browns & blacks, some blue-eyed. $750; basic obedience $900. 250-375-2526 /

Shih-Tzu puppies Call 250-547-8974




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ANJOU, Bosc & Concord Pears, Honeycrisp, Golden Delish, Sparten. 120 Mail Rd. 250-763-5433, 250-762-9673.

Graziano Rose Rd. Apples.

Orchards 3455 Many varieties of (250)-860-2644.

Apples ¢.25lb Mac’s & Gala’s etc. (250)764-8383,or (250)764-0459 Apples For Sale in West Kelowna, 250-768-5768

GRIFFIN FARMS. 3344 Elliott Rd. MacIntosh, Gala, Spartan, Jonagold & Golden Delish Apples. Juice apples 20¢/lb. Upick, or We-pick (250)-7683343 Closed Sundays.

APPLES u-pick, 25¢, Rumo’s 1045 El Paso Rd. Rutland Bench. 250-491-0019

Organic Gala Apples .50¢/lb Bring boxes.3260 MathewsRd. Kelowna,BC (250)764-4399

GAMBELL Farms. Apples, Pears, Squash, Grapes & Pumpkins. 12133 Okanagan Centre Rd East, 250-766-4036

PUMPKINS! PUMPKINS! PUMPKINS! Pick yours from field or trailer at 3715 Casorso Rd Produce. 250-762-8617

Hazeldell Orchards

1980 Byrns Rd 250-862-4997 Mon-Sat, 9am-5:30pm, Sun 10am-5pm

DON ‘O’ RAY VEGETABLES Growing in Kelowna For The Last 30 Years and Picked Daily. All kinds of Peppers, Squash, Corn, Pumpkins, Apples, Plums, Nuts, etc

3443 Benvoulin Rd. Call (250)-860-2557

Misc. for Sale

BDRM set. 6pc Cherry sleigh, Queen bed, dresser, mirror, chest, 2 night stands. New!! Still boxed. Worth $5000, Sell $1295 Can deliver. Call 250550-6647

STYROFORMS (for pouring cement) 32 styroforms, quadlock, 4’x1’x4” thick. 6x8” thick clips. $100. Email pictures available. Call Dennis at (250)765-7811 TABLES. Wooden, on casters, approx 8’x4’. Great for mechanics, table banquet hall, crafts. Very solid tables. Asking $50 ea. 250-763-7575

LARGE Selection of Gently Used Furniture; Tables & Chairs from $99, Sofa’s ,Hidea-beds from $99. Much more in store. OK Estates Furniture and More 3292 Hwy 97N( beside Sheepskin Boutique) (250)-807-7775 SOFA 3-PC Sectional W/ottoman. New In orig. pkg. Worth $1499, Must Sell $899 250550-6647 can deliver

Heavy Duty Machinery FORD Louisville tandem dump truck, 318GM diesel, 13spd trans., newer box & hoist $5000, with safety certificate $8000. 250-307-1959

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Appliance pick-up, Rads Batteries. Call Harley (778)821-1317 CHICKENS. (15) 30mos old. Free. Call 250-762-4846 FREE 10 week old female tabby, good kitten, litter trained. Would love a good home. 250-762-4919 FREE Firewood for Sale. Call (250)762-6382 FREE horse manure. Dilworth area. You load or we load. Call 250-762-4600 FREE Spade Female Cat, 8 yrs old Very good natured. Good with children. Call (250)763-7170 FREE vehicle removal for recycling only, cars, trucks, vans. No registration, no problem. Call Larry 250-540-0303. I am an older Tabby/Manx Male. Fixed.I am looking for a New Home. I do not play well with others. Please call for more info.859-9924



MEMORIES ON DVD! Films, slides, photos & video transferred to DVD. 1 500gal fuel tank, hose & meter & stand. 6ft cultivator. Pressure tank & motor, new. 1989 motorhome less motor. 12000BTU gas furnace, new. Call 250-765-9061 #1A STEEL BUILDING SALE! Save up to 60% on your new garage, shop, warehouse. 6w colors available! 40 year warranty! Free shipping, the first 20 callers! 1-800-457-2206.

2 bedroom lamps - green glass shades, oodles of knitting wool, beautiful cashmere sweaters, walker w/4wheels (250)769-7561 A FREE TELEPHONE VICE - Get Your First Free. Bad Credit, Don’t It. No Deposits. No Checks. Call Freedom Lines Today Toll-Free 884-7464.

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BRAND new 5 stage reverse osmosis water filtration system. Retail price: $795. Now: $250. Call 250-863-1544 CONSTRUCTION LIGHTS HeavyDuty 50’,5 bulb.$50. Email pictures avail.Call Dennis at 250-765-7811 *FIREWORKS FOR SALE!* Blowout Sale! at Race Trac Gas Hwy 97N 12-7 pm everyday until Oct 31! FOAM insulation, 2x5-10/ bundle $15ea bundle. Call 250862-8682 Discount for large quantities. 1660 Cary Rd

RADIOS. Approx 13 old car radios. Must take all!!! No going through them. Bring box. 250-769-0194 WE will pick up & recycle your wire pipes, & aluminum windows,from reno’s, batteries radiators etc.too.(250)717-0581

FUTURE STEEL BUILDINGS CLEARANCE Pre-engineered and custom-sized to your requirements. Factory direct pricing. Some models discounted to half price to clear. CALL FOR FREE BROCHURE AND QUOTE 1-800668-5111 ext 170


MOVING: Furn’t, TV’s, beds, rugs, WD, DW, hshld items & more. 250-718-8866.

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Marlen Transport Ltd. Call: Len Gudeit 250-547-9899 or 250-549-0601

Sporting Goods

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Lodgepole, Yellowpine, Spruce or Balsam

Misc. for Sale

FUN for all ages: Is shooting a firearm on your bucket list? Try it on Sunday Oct 17, 10-2 at the Kelowna & District Fish & Game Club’s “JUG SHOOT” Sponsored by The Best Little Gun Shop Around, Weber & Markin, 4-1691 Powick Rd, Kel 250-762-7575. Tues-Sat, 10-6.

FIREWOOD. Fir, $165/cd, Pon derosa, $120/cd. Jackpine, $145/cd. Jim, 250-762-5469 APPLEWOOD. Full size pickup, $150. Jackpine, full size pick-up, $120. Contact 250869-9494 EDSON’S 1 Ton Dump Truck Guaranteed Dry JackPine Split or Rounds, (250)-718-1595


Whitewood Pulp Logs

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

Free Items

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PEARSON treadle harness stitcher, sews up to 1” in leather, $3800. 250-309-1420. STEEL BUILDING SALE . . . . Rock bottom prices! 25x30 $477. 30x40 $6900. 32x60 $10800. 32x80 $16900. 35x60 $12990 40x70 $13500 40x100 $23800 46x140 $35600 OTHERS. Ends optional. Pioneer Manufacturers Direct 1800-668-5422 STYROFORMS (for pouring cement) 32 styroforms, quadlock, 4’x1’x4” thick. 6x8” thick clips. $100. Email pictures available. Call Dennis at (250)765-7811

VERNON SKI SWAP Saturday, Oct 16th. 8:30am. Vernon Rec Centre. Buy, sell, new and used clothing, equipment, ski, snowboard, x-country.

Tools Westcan ALUM TOOL BOX / 100 Gal FUEL TANK 20gpm with ALUM headache, pipe racks, rails & wide load sign. $2000 obo. Mint Cond. Milwaukee SawZall $ 200.00 obo. Tel/Mess: Kel 778-478-1770

$100 & Under 45 Gal plastic barrels, open or closed, $20. 250-768-2269 5 GAL glass bottles, $15. 250768-2269 DINETTE suit w/swivel chairs, $100. 250-860-9724 Oak Pantry swinging. 4drs. w/shelves 4ftWx6ftH. $100 obo. (250)763-4785 TABLES. Wooden, on casters, approx 8’x4’. Great for mechanics, table banquet hall, crafts. Very solid tables. Asking $50 ea. 250-763-7575

$200 & Under

Garage Sales

Houses For Sale

New & Recycled Building Materials: Lighting, doors, desks, bathroom fixtures, electrical, air conditioners, ceiling tiles etc. Sat, October 16th from 9:00 – 12:00. 3030 Pandosy @ the back

HOME COTTAGE BUILDING Deals! NO-CRETE TM Prefabricated Panel - Instant Foundation System - Basement $69.99/ft, Crawlspace $49.99/ft! ICF Concrete $19.99/5.33SF block. 792SF 2484SF Shell Erected + Exterior lock-up + Interior Framing from $29,975!! Local Dealer/Installers!!!! LOCK Stock & Barrel. 3bdrm Mobile 2 full baths, Beautiful Yard, Private Patio. $62,000 Offers. (250)860-9553 MORTGAGES LOW RATES. 5YR. 3.60% VARIABLE 2.35% 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.

Acreage for Sale WHITEVALE/LUMBY. Ready to build on this 3 acres Flat, few trees, drilled well. Gas/hydro to driveway. Price $240,000 HST obo. 250547-6932.

Apt/Condos for Sale 2Bdrm almost New ,Excutive Superstore/mall. 1400sqft. Bright corner unit. 2 balconies, FP.Hrdw’s, pool, top security UG prk., 1295 769-9091 Avail Nov1. 1bd + den 2bath geothermal, 6appls. secured UG parking. Walk to DT. NS NP. $1050+utils. (250)-2121024, or (250)-863-2180 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

Mobile Homes & Parks

Duplex/4 Plex

DOUBLEWIDE 45+, 1344sqft, a/c, ug sprinklers, 3 bds, 2 ba, laminate, 5appl, 2 lrg covered decks, 2 sheds. $115,000. 250-769-5855. Make an offer.

3bdrm 2 full bath familyroom 5 appls.all window blinds garage 2 balconies NP $1500 + utils. Nov 15 (250)860-8583 Avail Nov1 2bdrm unit on acreage in Belgo area.Bright clean Fridge stove WD Hooh up NS. NP.$750 + utils (250)491-0303 GLENROSA, Available now. 3bdrm 1bath upper duplex good cond. NS.NP. Adults preferred. $850+utilities. Call 250-718-8182

For Sale By Owner

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CARR’S LANDING. 16512 Schaad Rd. Moving/Garage Sale, rain or shine, Fri & Sat, 9-1. Misc antique farm implements- on castanet, 1914 sideboard, benches, xmas decor & more. CONDO Yard Sale Sat, Oct 16 at Magnolia Gardens 515 Houghton Rd 9:00 am Huge Estate Sale Sat Oct 16th. 2293 Charleswood Drive Belgo District off Garner Rd. Gates don’t Open until 8AM good quality merchandise including farm/orchard equipment and antiques. Rain or Shine. Kids Flea Market Sat Oct 16th 9am - 2pm Winfield Memorial Hall 10130 Bottom Woodlake Rd

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


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1984 Glendale 26Ft. 460 Ford Engine. 65,000 KM. Roof Air $5,900 (250)768-0823

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KIRSCHNER MOUNTAIN Large Building Lots from ~ Spectacular Views. Bring Your Own Builder. Close to All Amenities. 250-862-0895

COMPUTER System, Windows, Internet ready,exc cond, $200. 250-869-2363 Kelowna DISHWASHER,Built in Maytag, $125. 250-768-2269 WASHER & Dryer, Good cond. $175. (250)768-2269

3 Piece Sofa Set . Black $300 (250)765-4352, or (250)-8646669 COMPUTER LAPTOP, Windows, wireless, excellent cond, $300.869-2363 Kelowna WINE Press, $275. (250)7682269


250-763-7114 for more details INN AT Big White, #307, sleeps-4, FP, pool, hottub. Owner use or rental income. $66,000. See Call 250-768-5510 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 $343,900. Rutland clean 4bd, 2bth, great yard, quiet area. MLS Ken Dempsey, Remax Kelowna, 250-717-5000 $379,900. Rutland newer home, 4bd+den, 3bth, dbl garage. MLS Ken Dempsey, Remax Kelowna, 250-717-5000 3BD. 2ba. Fixer Upper w/big yard, ONLY $229,900. For a Free List of Foreclosures & Fixer Uppers call Lloyd @ MacDonald Realty 215-5607 BANK FORECLOSURES Free List & Pics. Realty Match DISTRESS Sale. 4bd, 3.5bth, walk-out bsmt, $279,900. For a Free List of Foreclosures & Distress Sales call Lloyd @ MacDonald Realty 215-5607

Townhouses IMMACULATE Newer 3bd +den, 2165sq’, extensive laminate flrs, gas FP, CA, private yard, 3.5bth. $349,900. MLS Dave Jurome Macdonald Realty. 250-862-1888

Apt/Condo for Rent 1BD, avail Oct 5 & 15, incl heat, NP, clean, safe, quiet environment, near bus, lake & shops. Call Heather 250-7637955 2Bd 2Bath 2pkg 1020 Sq. Ft. Condo in Bridgewater Estates; stainless steel appliances, insuite washer dryer, fitness room, sauna, out door pool, satellite tv, 2 blocks from the lake, & H20 center, available immediately. $1,050.00. Call Kyle at 250-215-6464 Bachelor $700, 1bdrm $800 2bdrm $1000 Spall Rd. Adult. NS. NP. ND. (250)-718-8866 BELGO AREA, Rutland Rd. South. 2bd, $975 hydro, f/s, NO PETS, bus route, Avail. now. 250-491-3345, 869-9788 BROCKTON Manor. 2bd, $900 incl prking & utils. 1bd, $800. 250-860-5220 ask for Elaine or Terry CENTRAL. 2bd, top flr. blcny, prkng, bus, lndry, $1175. Furn’d/unfurn’d. 250-764-8440 COSCO AREA. 3BD, 2bth, $1550/mo + hydro, ug prking avail, $30/stall. NP. Avail August 20. 250-869-9788 DOWNTOWN. 1bd, large bright clean quiet. NP, ref’s, $795, 250-870-8746 DOWNTOWN walking dist. 2bd aprt, avail immed, geothermal, 6appl, sec ug prking. $1250+utls. Call 250-863-2180 FAIRLANE Crt. Close to shopping, on bus route, 2bd aprt, heat & hot water incl, $900. 250-860-4836 MILL CREEK ESTATES 1590/1558 Spall Rd. Premiere Rental Complex in Kelowna. Different Floor Plans Available Close to Shopping / Restaurants. Call for Availability. 250860-4836 or email: millcreekestates@

Sunday, September 13, 2010

Apt/Condo for Rent

Homes for Rent

Suites, Lower

VERNON, 2bdrm, fully furnished, lakefront condo.NS/NP $900/mo incl.water/heat. OctJune.

Upper Mission 4bdrms 3full baths, fr, st, dw, micro, Brand new home. Close to school, shops. $2200 + utils. NP NS (250)-765-4352 lve message. Waterfront+Dock W.Kelowna $1900+Util. 250-869-8504. 5Bed 2.5Bath. 5Appl. NS.NP. WESTBANK 3bdrms,1.5 bath Newly reno’d quiet, rural,close to amenities, NP $1300/mth + utilities. (250)864-8806 WESTBANK, 5bdrms., fam. rm., lakeview, fnc’d yrd., new paint, 4appl, b/i vac, $1790. 250-768-0605, 250-488-2206 WESTIDE area, very private, 2860 Scharf Rd. 3bd House, 1.5bth, Nov 1. $1200. Call 250-768-5768 3BD, 1bth, Mn-flr, reno’d, private, views, pets neg., bus/ schools $1000. 250-807-2269 4BD. 6 yr. old House. Perfect for extended family or caregiver situation. 2 sep. spaces w/2 liv. rms., 2 din. rms.,1 1/2 kit. 4ba’s.,priv.yrd., good prkng., Close to Apple Bowl, $1750.+ utils. Call Doug 250- 470-8216 5BD House, $1800. 1bd suite, $750. Bachelor $650 (250)869-1506

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A great way to boost your energy efficiency in your condominium is to start with your appliances Choosing Energy Star rated appliances can make a big difference in energy consumption. The hot water tank is uses between 15 and 20 per cent of a home’s energy consumption bill. An efficient hot water tank delivers immediate results to your bottom line. If you live in a building with natural gas,

look for the best hot water tank you can. A highly rated model will heat water quickly and with less energy. Consider how much you use your appliances in your home. If you are purchasing a new condo, make certain the appliances are properly sized to your lifestyle, too small or too large results in wasted energy. In a condo, it is a small but valuable way to make certain you are maximiz-

ing your energy savings. If you’re buying a condo, also ask about insulation quality and the building envelope. It is difficult to make large changes once the building is built. If you are already in your condo, make certain any exterior doors especially to your deck have good weather stripping. If you can caulk any leaks around your windows, this fall is a great time to complete that task. As a part of a much

larger building, as a condo owner the most control you have is over your own behavior. PowerSense month is a great time to think about how you use your power and consider strategic reductions. Some changes you can easily make now: Check your thermostat and look to keep it at 20 C during the day and 17 C overnight, run full loads in your dishwasher and turn out the lights on a regular basis.

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Turning off wasted power abuse A little adds up to a lot with phantom power. Phantom power refers to the electricity used by electronics and appliances when they are left plugged in—this power use provides you with little or no benefit. The gentle glow of the red light on your electronics when they are not in use is a steady drain on your pocket book. The cumulative impact of your comput-

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▼ WINTERIZATION A surprisingly large number of electrical products — TVs to microwave ovens to air conditioners — draw electricity, even when turned off. When you consider that they operate 24 hours a day, all year long, that small amount of power adds up. With a home averaging around twenty of these devices, that’s $60 to $100 on your utility bill every year.

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er in snooze mode, your plugged in power charger for your cell phone and all of the semi-dormant small appliances across B.C. add up to a huge environmental impact. “Phantom power accounts for six to 10 per cent of residential electric-

ity use,” says Mark Warren, director of customer services for FortisBC. “In the FortisBC service area alone, that’s equivalent to powering as many as 14,000 homes for a year.” To combat phantom power take a walk around




your home and look for the glow of a red or blue electronic light, ask yourself the question, ‘Does this need to be on? Warren suggests Energy Star rated appliances and equipment—these devices must use less power when turned off to quali-

fy for the rating. You can also plug equipment into a shared power bar and switch off the power bar. Power bars with timers are available to make this automatic. Be sure to stop phantom power from appearing on your energy bill.

Right now is the perfect season to beat the cold winter months before they arrive. Homeowners and renters can take a few simple steps to increase comfort, benefit the environment and save money. The crisp days of fall, while it is still comfortable to do work on your home, are a great opportunity to take advantage of rebates and power saving programs. When the cold winter wind blows, you can be ready for just about any weather.




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October is PowerSense month. FortisBC, Terasen Gas and BC Hydro—all equipment retailers and power and gas providers—are offering are rebates, incentives and some very good reasons to get ready for winter. “October is a great month to get your home ready for winter,” says Murray Klingbeil, certified energy advisor of Americspec Home Inspection Service in Kelowna. “With a little bit of effort before the snow comes you can make a big difference to your energy consumption.” One of the top reasons to prepare your home for winter is to save you money. Warm air escaping your home costs you hard earned cash. This month take a good look at simple and inexpensive fixes that will benefit your pocketbook. A quick trip around your hardware store and you will see many inexpensive options to seal the warm air in your home. Weather stripping, caulking and door sweeps can all be DIY solutions. Small choices can save on your energy bill. You can start by choosing to unplug your small appliances. Phantom power, the electricity used to keep the light on in many small appliances costs you money over the long term. It has an even large cumulative impact on the environment. Every time you reduce your phantom power consumption you help reduce the need for more power generation infrastructure and you help create a greener future for family and community. PowerSense month is a great time to make the switch to CFL light bulbs. The technology has improved past many of the old complaints. A reputable lighting dealer can help you find the right temperature of CFL light bulb. Rebates from FortisBC can help you make the switch to CFLs. One of the top recommendations from Terasen See Ready C5

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balled in favour of new, highly efficient boilers. Interior Health has accessed rebates from FortisBC and Terasen Gas to help make the switch to more efficient equipment. The reason is simple, says Spearin. “We want to decrease our operating costs and decrease our gas consumption. The more we lower operating costs the more resources it frees up for clinical purposes.” In the future Interior Health hopes to install solar panels to help heat domestic hot water use in buildings where the pay back on the investment makes sense. Public awareness about saving energy is an important piece of the picture explains Spearin, “The public is a lot

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while saving money. A layer of plastic over older windows, especially those with metal frames can make a tremendous difference to your comfort this winter. The inexpensive kits are available at most hardware stores and can be installed with ease. The plastic is easy to remove in the spring and the pay off with older windows typically covers the cost. “As a renter you don’t want to spend a lot of money,” says Arno Bredenkamp, a certified energy advisor. “You are looking to do things that have a return on your investment of one season.” Behaviour changes can make the biggest impact, explains Bredenkamp. You can choose to turn down your thermostat, use less hot water and switch the lights off. “Make strategic changes and you will notice a difference,” says Bredenkamp. Speak to your landlord about simple and inexpensive fixes to the rental home. Look to the same choices a homeowner would make and seal the building envelope. “If you have the right relationship, you can always offer to split the dif-

ference with the landlord. Request they purchase the supplies and your can install certain things,” suggests Bredenkamp. Weather stripping doors, caulking windows and upgrading door sweeps all help build a more energy efficient home. Bredenkamp emphasizes the need to plug up the holes. “Up to 20 per cent of heat loss occurs in the building envelope.” If you live in an apartment with electric baseboard heating, turn down the heat in any rooms you don’t use and close the door. Any homes with forced air heating should have regular maintenance. You can request the landlord replace furnace filter which can have an immediate impact on efficiency. Bigger choices to inquire about include the insulation in the attic. Many older homes, especially long-term rental homes have inadequate attic insulation. Any landlord, tenant relationship can be fruitful. Garth Thomson was locked in a bitter rent increase battle four years ago at his apartment complex. Today, Thomson is working with FortisBC to


GARTH THOMSON is working with FortisBC to help landlords increase energy efficiencies of their rental properties. help the landlord increase energy efficiency. Thomson’s motivation is straightforward, “I’m looking at the bigger picture. We are building as much support as possible with all of the tenants. There is a spirit of, ‘Let’s see if we can something about this.’” The landlord pays to heat the 50-year-old build-

ings and some of the difficult challenges include heating units installed into the ceilings of the apartments. “It is rather unique, but we are looking to increase energy efficiency and have more tenant comfort. “There are quite a few tenants here who are willing to help make the changes happen.”

OC pursues carbon neutral goal Bobbi-Sue Menard CONTRIBUTOR

Okanagan College is working towards the lofty goal of carbon neutrality by the end of 2010. The goal is mandated by the provincial government, but the principles being adopted by the college can inspire everyday actions. One of the fastest ways to become carbon neutral is to reduce energy consumption. At the Kelowna campus, the college is working on turning off the lights in classrooms when they are not in use. The new Centre of Excellence building has automatic light switches that turn off after people have left the classroom. Older buildings on campus have undergone a lighting retrofit. Fluorescent light bulbs have been changed out. Whenever possible, more efficient light fixtures have been installed, the energy saving involved in lighting have been between 15 and 17 per cent. The parking lots have all received new long-lasting LED lights. “We have found the best way to save is to turn off the lights,” says

Steve W. Robinson, director of campus planning and facilities management. Solar hot water for residences is in the works. Domestic hot water has a tremendous impact on the amount of energy a household uses, the same is true at Okanagan College. Already the day care at the Kelowna campus uses solar panels to help meet its hot water needs. The cafeteria has also seen an extensive energy upgrade. The old system had the kitchens and the public spaces on a single system— if one area was ‘turned on’ the entire space was ‘turned on.’ With the installation of separate heat pumps for the kitchens and for the common eating areas, both the kitchen workers and the students picking up their lunches are more comfortable and overall energy consumption has plummeted. Robinson is determined to continue making gains, “Energy use is a priority for us. There is a lot of money saved when we save energy.” The most visible energy savings are in the new Centre for Learning building. With no gas fired boilers heating the building, the new

Centre with its large Atrium is in the process of applying for LEED platinum certification and Robinson is quite certain the centre will, at a minimum, achieve Gold certification. The centre is heated with heat energy extracted from City of Kelowna waste water. With the use of a heat-reclaim chiller, the centre gets heat and Okanagan Lake receives cooler water. The centre distributes the heat in the concrete slab floor to create radiant heat. Summer cooling is achieved through the ‘stack effect.’ Windows at different elevations in the Atrium are opened and closed to create thermal air movement. The result is a comfortable space even on the hottest days of summer. The proof is the hundreds of students who use the Atrium as a mix of social gathering space and study lounge. Over all, the Centre for Learning is performing a little bit better than expected which is at a whopping 50 per cent less energy use than the standards in the National Building Code. Robinson is deeply pleased with the results of the project. “All types of learning have happened and continue to happen here.”

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Okanagan ideal for an old idea Tips on where to start It is a straightforward rule of thumb—the more extreme the temperature is outside, the harder your home heating and cooling systems need to work to make you comfortable. If you can moderate the temperature of the air before it enters your home, you can reduce your energy costs and reduce wear and tear on your mechanical systems. Earth tubes have been used for decades in Europe and centuries in the Middle East and China. The concept of the ground temperature remaining relatively stable in comparison to air temperature has been popularized with geothermal technology. The Okanagan is particularly suited to the idea; the region has the perfect mix of dry air and cool ground. Earth tubes operate on the principles of ground/ air heat transfer. The tubes deliver temperature moderated air to your home heating and cooling system. The result is a steady supply of fresh cool air tin the summer and fresh tempered air in the winter. The actual installation is relatively simple and inexpensive. Black, o-ring piping is laid in a long coil at a depth of approximately six to eight feet. One end of the pipes is situated above ground and a filter screen is installed to prevent contaminants

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EARTH TUBES at a Kelowna construction site. from entering the system. The tubes are attached to the air intake of the building’s heating and cooling system. As the air travels through the pipes laid in the ground, the stable ground temperature moderates the air temperature. The product has been installed on pilot projects in the Okanagan to test the best way of installing the tubes to match North American construction. Trevor Butler, a Kelowna engineering consultant, wants to introduce the earth tube concept to Canada. Butler immigrated to Canada two years ago and has brought his extensive background in engineering and ecological build-

ing design with him, as a consultant, with his own company, Archineers. For the earth tubes project, Butler has set up a research study with UBC Okanagan engineering students and he is getting ready to launch full services in the near future. “The optimum result is being able to switchoff your air conditioner in summer and run your furnace less often in the winter,” says Butler. One of the projects Butler has worked extensively on is an installation at the Okanagan Lavender Herb Farm. The lavender farm recently constructed a new building and earth tubes are an integral part of the design.


The tubes will deliver the fresh air in such a way that it passes through the lavender drying room. “As a farm we looked at a lot of green initiatives that were very expensive,” says Okanagan Lavender Herb Farm owner Andrea McFadden. “The earth air exchange system was inexpensive to install as we were building.” The installation was so simple, the McFaddens laid the pipe themselves. This fall they will finish moving into the new building and begin drying lavender on site. “Good air circulation and constant temperature are really important to us,” explains McFadden. “The system is going to work well.”

It is PowerSense month and the best way to maximize the return on your energy efficiency choices is to start a checklist of the tasks that make the most sense in your home and situation. Start small, be thorough and if you have questions look to FortisBC and Terasen Gas for additional information. Your local hardware retailer can be a great source of help and advice for specific projects. Be smart about your energy efficiency choices this October and reap the rewards all winter long. The first place to look to make your home more energy efficient is the building envelope. Any exterior wall or window where your home has contact with the outdoor air is the main point of contact for heat loss and that can lead to higher energy bills. “Keep your heat in your home,” is the straight forward message from Murray Klingbeil, a professional home inspector with Americspec Home Inspection Service, someone who has seen countless drafty doors and leaky windows. He explains that even a home built to code in the mid 1990s can see savings of up to 20 per cent with a thorough and effective building envelope sealing project. It doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. Your goal should be to stop heat loss through air transfer. Close off the drafts in your home and experience a new level of energy efficiency. Buy a high quality caulking and good weather stripping and then go to work. Install weather stripping around your doors. A trip to your local home improvement store will supply many great quality products. Pick a weather stripping product that blocks air flow and allows you to close your door. Carefully pull off your window moldings, if there is space between the window frame and the wall, look to stop the air flow, apply caulking, or in some

cases foam insulation. Many home building supply retailers have experts on staff that will freely give advice and recommendations on the best methods to apply products. If tackling your windows seems to be too big a project, look at a small fix that can yield big results. Many homes have little to no insulation around light switch plates and outlet boxes, located on exterior walls. Inexpensive rubber insulation shields designed to block airflow are available in the electrical department of most home improvement stores. With a screwdriver, remove the switch plate cover, install the air flow barrier and re-install the cover. If you live in an older home, properly insulate where the utilities enter your home, as many homes have gaping holes at that point. Check your crawl space for leaks and holes and caulk, insulate or seal any problem areas. Easy maintenance tips can add up to big savings. A new air filter on your furnace is a big help. A dirty filter can decrease furnace efficiency by up to 30 per cent. “Make your heat systems as efficient as you can,” recommends Klingbeil. Larger renovations which upgrade your home’s systems can be eligible for substantial rebates. To access the rebates you will need an energy audit, which will entitle you to a range of incentives with LiveSmart BC, on improvements including space heating, water heating, windows, doors and more. The first step to become eligible for incentives in the LiveSmart program is to have an energy efficiency assessment of your home. The assessment cost is $300, but there is a $150 rebate provided through LiveSmartBC. To find a certified energy advisor in your area to perform your home energy efficiency assessment, visit the Natural Resources Canada website.


Buying energy saving appliances beneficial long-term for complex Bobbi-Sue Menard CONTRIBUTOR

The Society of Hope is the largest non-profit housing provided in the Interior of British Columbia. The society recently completed an 11-unit building in central Kelowna, designed to provide affordable short-term housing for women and their children. The building, located on Gordon Drive, was built with energy efficiency in mind and received a major energy rebate from FortisBC. Several decisions were made by the Society in conjunction with

Paul Schuster, their architect from New Town Architecture. The entire building uses a ground source heat pump, low ‘e’ argon windows are the standard, Energuide appliances were installed and extra insulation has been used at strategic points. The result is an Energuide rating of 84, a number that is higher than the average for multi-unit residential buildings. The cost of the ground source heat pump was significant, admits Luke Stack, executive director of the society. “It did increase the capital needed at the cost per square foot.”



However, the society pays the utility bills on behalf of its residents and there is an expected payback of a decade on the system. Also helping with costs was the $23,345 rebate the society received from FortisBC for their energy saving measures.

The cheque was put against the mortgage, saving future interest payments. Paul Schuster, project architect with New Town Architecture, worked with the society and the construction company to make sure every detail helped to create the high Energuide rating. “Even during construction we were making sure the vapour barrier was properly installed and that all of the sealing and caulking were done,” Schuster said. “We spent more time on that than most people and it made a difference.” The building passed a ‘blower door’ test with


RESIDENTS OF the Society of Hope housing complex check out the new energy efficient appliances being added to the building units. flying colours. Each room in the building was tested for building envelope leaks and air loss. The excellent results mean the building will need less energy to heat and cool. Applying for the rebates takes time and

Schuster says New Town donated the time it took the firm to meet the filing requirements. “We took that on ourselves, it was good to see the rebate money go to the society.” The rebate and the expected energy savings

have led the Society of Hope to explore efficiency options in their new 72unit Apple Valley building for seniors. “We’ve looked at including automatic heat sensors,” says Stack. “The objective is to benefit our residents.”

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