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elowna is well-known for many things: The weather, the scenery, the big lake, the wine, the traffic. But surfing? It might not be the first word to roll off your tongue when you think of Kelowna. That may all soon change through the efforts of a Kelowna filmmaker and a Kelowna activist, who

are both into using a surf board to its fullest capacity. Carey Missler, 31, and Bob Purdy, 58, came together recently to explore the world of surfing: Missler on a quest to tell the great Canadian surfing story and Purdy on a journey to make the world a better place. It was a meeting of two generations brought together by a love of the water. See story on A3.

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Celebrating a love for surfing from A1 Missler, a graduate of the Centre for Arts and Technology, is crossing Canada to produce a movie that will tell surf stories from the nation’s greatest surfing areas. “The whole point of my movie is to bring people together that have a similar interest which is literally being in the water and surfing, one way or the other,” said Missler. “No matter if it is behind a boat, behind an ocean wave, a river wave or an artificial wave. I want to tell the stories of people who share a common interest and love of the sport.” He found someone with a love of water and surfing in Purdy, who first stumbled upon the relatively new sport of stand up paddle-surfing a few years back while in Florida. A Kelowna entrepreneur turned activist, Purdy has now been paddle-surfing for 350 straight days, attempting to raise money and awareness about the state of the world we live in. “My message has always been consistently that we need to change the way we are living on the planet,” said Purdy. “We’ve been successful in some ways but there is more work to be done.” ••• Like a lot of people who were born and raised in Kelowna, Carey Missler has a love for the water. As a youngster he was a wakeboarder,

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erally being in the water and surfing, one way or the other. No matter if it is behind a boat, behind an ocean wave, a river wave or an artificial wave. I want to tell the stories of people who share a common interest and love of the sport.” spending as much time in local lakes as he could. As a young adult, Missler started to travel and when one venture brought him to Australia, he learned how to surf. Year over year, Missler would return down under to explore the surfing culture, expanding his trips to Mexico and to Tofino, seeing all kinds of

different surfing, from wake surfing to river surfing to paddle surfing. So when the Kelowna Secondary School graduate decided to attend the Centre for Arts and Technology in Kelowna in the school’s digital film program, it wasn’t long before his love of surf spun off into an idea for a movie.

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“Surfing is something that makes me the happiest out of anything that I do,” said Missler. “A couple years ago I thought of the idea of the Canadian Surfer Movie. There are so many different surfers from all over the place and I thought, ‘I have to make this movie.’ I worked really hard to get the sponsors and we start-

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ed to film.” Missler has just returned from Tofino, filming some of Canada’s top surfers on the big waves formed during Tofino’s fall and winter. Famed Canadian surfers like Catherine Bruhwiler and Peter Devries lent their talents to the production which also included a section on river

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surfing. They welcomed Missler and his film crew into their world and jumped on board with the film. “I was nervous approaching those people,” admitted Missler. “Especially in Tofino where they have grown up and spent their whole lives. “They could have been hesitant but they welcomed us with open

arms. These are the best surfers in Canada and all of the footage is going to help us as we continue to make this movie.” Missler’s Canadian Surfer Movie is a work in progress. To get started he filmed a short teaser and began trying to raise enough capital to begin filming. One of the first companies to jump on board was Kelowna-based brewer Big Surf Beer. “After I edited the teaser I spent countless hours every day phoning and e-mailing companies asking them to get involved in the film, to help get it off the ground,” said Missler. “I took me several months of hearing a lot of no’s a few yes’s and a few maybes. “Big Surf stepped up and helped pay for the first part of the film. We want to incorporate them into the film and it’s been going great so far.” ••• When Bob Purdy splashed into the waters of Okanagan Lake on Thursday, the 349th straight day he would step up onto his surf board, most people were still in sleep mode. Rotary Beach along Lakeshore Avenue in Kelowna was still shrouded in darkness and snow flakes were falling. For 30 minutes or more, Purdy paddled in the darkness, only becoming visible as the morning sky lightened, bringing on another day. See Celebrate A4

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Paddle surfer wants to share his sport discovery with others Celebrate from A3 A couple hours later he was back at home, readying to go to his full time day job as a vocational service worker for Tier Support Services. “It’s been a challenge,” Purdy admitted of his daily paddle. “I’m a working guy and this time of the year is probably the most challenging. The cold saps the energy out of you and paddling in the dark can be tough. “I’ve had to manage issues around my health but I’ve been pretty healthy all year which is awesome. I will credit that to the actual paddling.” Purdy was first introduced to paddle-surfing on a trip to Florida in 2007. He knew right away he had found something special; a connection to the water and the outdoors. “I made the decision right there that I was going to share this sport with as many people as I could,” he said. Through his love of the sport Purdy decided to try to raise funds and awareness about the way humans are living on Earth. So on Jan. 1, 2011 Purdy began his attempt to stand up paddle surf every day. During that time he has raised over $2,000 and although his year is coming to an end, his attempts to change the world are not. “It’s been interesting,” he said. “I’m probably in a different place than I thought I would be when

I started. “In some ways I’m not as far ahead as I thought I would be. The message about how we are living on the planet…I’m not sure we have made a big difference. “But the exposure and the response has far exceeded my expectations.” When Purdy completes his 365 days on the water, there will be a big celebration. He’s also not going to stop on his journey to change the planet. A celebration is planned around the annual Stand Up Salmon Run and a one-hour paddle is planned to raise more money. He also says he has plans to continue what he started almost a year ago. “There is definitely a plan. I will be making a fairly significant announcement so this will continue,” he said, adding that there are many things people can do to help the planet. “We don’t have to do major things, it’s all about starting with one little thing. Shorten your shower, hang up your laundry, watch what you consume. “You start with those kinds of things and what happens is you start looking for more things you can do. If we all started doing that, it will have an impact.” ••• Last week Missler and Purdy came together for a film shoot, spending a day in the water as part of Missler’s planned documentary. Purdy will be among the cast of characters that Missler finds across the

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country. There are plans to go to Nova Scotia, Montreal and to Lake Ontario. He’s hoping to complete filming by the end of next year. He already has a deal in the works to re-

lease the film online and on DVD but is hoping to raise interest and capital to go even bigger and take the project to fruition. “I’m so grateful that the last couple months has seen this move from an idea to reality,” said Missler. “This project is moving forward. It feels good to know that it can be done.” You can find more online on both Carey Missler and Bob Purdy. Missler’s website is www.dcdproductions.ca while Purdy’s journey is explained at www.paddlefortheplanet.ca. kparnell@kelownacpanews.com

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their windows and then calling in or e-mailing a list of the largest number of each particular bird species spotted at one time during the day. So, if you see four house finches at 10 a.m., two at noon and six at once at 3 p.m., you’d report a total of six house finches at the end of the day. That way you’re not counting any birds twice. However, do include all the species you identify. Boundaries for the Kelowna count are downtown Westbank to the south end of Duck Lake; the base of Black Mountain to just past Bertram Creek. If you live within that area, contact Gwynneth Wilson with your completed count at the end of the day, at 250-762-6876 or at: gwynnethwilson@ yahoo.ca Wilson warned there are a few species that are difficult to tell apart. For instance, the song sparrow is sometimes confused with the fox sparrow, but it’s unlikely you’ll see a fox sparrow. If you feel you have, get a good photo of it. He’s hopeful some backyard birders will also see some raptors hanging

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ported still in the valley, although they normally head south. It’s important to keep seed in your feeders and to keep the feeders clean so you don’t offer moldy seed which can harm birds rather than help them. Data from this annual count is gathered from all over North America to note trends in bird populations, so participants are part of a continent-wide effort to help out the birds.

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Merchants rally behind Small Shop Saturday Wade Paterson STAFF REPORTER

Kelowna’s metaphoric heart will beat a bit faster on Saturday. Downtown merchants

will host the first Small Shop Saturday event for shoppers, an attempt to lure locals away from the “big box” stores or online shopping and bring them into the heart of Kelowna.

The concept was spawned after Jan Johnson, co-owner of Tigerlily Fashions, had a conversation at a cocktail party a few weeks ago. “Somebody told me

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that they had heard about a promotion that American Express put on in the U.S. They’ve done it for two years now; it’s called Small Business Saturday. It’s sort of the antidote to Black Friday,” said Johnson. “I ran home from the party and Googled it. I was so excited with all the stuff I saw. I thought, ‘We can do that.’” The purpose of Small Shop Saturday is to encourage people to support small local businesses. “What we’re asking is for the people of Kelowna to pledge to do some of their Christmas shopping downtown. (Downtown shops) are pledging to offer them some little extras on Small Shop Saturday, just to reward them for shopping local.” Businesses who are participating in the event will have a sign on their front doors so that shoppers know that they will be going into a store that may be offering a special deal. Those little extras may come in the form of sales, hot chocolate, cookies,

massages, free gift wrapping, in-store entertainment and even strolling singers. According to Johnson, small shops are the “lifeblood” of their communities. “The heart of the city is really the small independent shops. You don’t go to a new city wanting to see the big chain stores, because they’re pretty much all the same.” Johnson said that smaller merchants typically have a greater knowledge of the products that they sell. “If you go into a small shop, they’re probably going to tell you the story behind something that you’re looking at. Sometimes it’s nice to hear the story behind what you’re looking at: Who made it and why they made it.” Johnson also mentioned that local stores tend to feature local products, they keep more money within the community and create jobs for citizens of Kelowna. Since Johnson only learned about this type of small business promotion

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JAN JOHNSON, co-owner of Tigerlily Fashions, is enthusiastic about the first attempt by downtown merchants to host a Small Shop Saturday event. a few weeks ago, it’s been a challenge trying to organize the event in such a short period of time. “I approached the Downtown Kelowna Association. They’re very much behind it; they want to start a series of Small Shop Saturdays in the new year. But they didn’t feel that there was enough time to organize it, and their budget was shot for this year. “I asked them to send out an email to all of their members. We kept

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Council Committees Review

Council passed a resolution waiving the requirement for new development applications to be forwarded to the Advisory Planning Committee, the Agricultural Advisory Committee or the Community Heritage Commission. Council is reviewing the terms and conditions of these committees and the waiver will allow development applications to proceed to Council for consideration during the committee review process.

Civic Award Nominations

The Civic & Community Awards nomination process is now open to recognize volunteers, artists, athletes and business leaders through nine categories and 12 awards. Nominations will accepted until noon on Friday, January 27, 2012. Nomination forms are available at online at kelowna.ca/residents, or at City Hall, Parkinson Recreation Centre, Kelowna Chamber of Commerce, local libraries and the Kelowna Family Y. Completed forms can be dropped off at City Hall or the Parkinson Recreation Centre located at 1800 Parkinson Way. Finalists and award recipients will be honoured on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at the

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PUBLIC NOTICES Amendment to Sign Bylaw No 8235

Pursuant to Council Policy No. 257 – Seeking of Public Input – Sign Bylaw Changes, notice is hereby given that the Municipal Council of the City of Kelowna is intending to amend Sign Bylaw No. 8235 by incorporating the proposed HD2 – Hospital and Health Services Zone to Section 6 – Specific Zone Regulations. Bylaw No. 10424, being Amendment No. 19. to Sign Bylaw No. 8235 and Bylaw No. 10423 being Text Amendment to the Zoning Bylaw No. 8000 to create the new HD2 - Hospital and Health Services Zone were both given first three readings at a Regular Council Meeting on Monday, October 24, 2011. Affected members of the public who wish to make representations to Council prior to adoption of the bylaws may do so by submitting their correspondence online by email to cityclerk@kelowna.ca, or by letter to the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1J4 no later than 4pm, Wednesday, January 4, 2012.

The report and amending bylaws can be found at the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall or online at kelowna.ca.

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City Hall will be closed for the holidays: Monday, December 23 through Monday, January 2 Offices reopen Tuesday, January 3, 2012 Essential services such as police, fire, water, wastewater treatment and snow removal will remain in operation. Business licence renewal payments are due January 15, 2012 and can be renewed by mail and online at kelowna.ca/onlineservices, when there are no changes to an existing licence. The Civic Operation’s call centre at 250-4698600 will be open to telephone inquiries about water, sewer, parks, roads and snow removal during regular business hours, as well as to process after hours and emergencies calls. Visit us online for a detailed list of City closures & hours over the holidays. INFO: 250 469-8600

Affordable Rental Housing Grants

The City of Kelowna invites submissions for $200,000 in grants for the construction of affordable rental housing.

2012 Applications Letters of application must be received by December 23, 2011. To qualify for a grant: · Units to be identified for funding must qualify under the City’s definition of affordable rental housing; · A housing agreement must be signed with the City; · Written confirmation of other funding sources will be required for non-profit affordable rental housing; · Dwellings must be reasonably expected to be constructed in 2012. For details, consult Council Policy 335: Financial Assistance For Nonprofit and Affordable Rental Housing. Grant allocations will depend on the amount of funds available and the number of eligible units in applications received by the City for 2012. INFO: 250 469-8633 kelowna.ca/council

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The tedious process of applying for bursaries and scholarships has paid off for two West Kelowna students attending UBCO. Meagan Carrier and Starleigh Grass were two of 117 B.C. aboriginal students to receive a B.C. Aboriginal Student Award. The winning students will receive awards of $1,000 to $3,500 annually to help with their post-secondary education fees. t When Carrier found out that she had won an award, she siad she was “blown away.” “I was basically searching online for things and I happened to stumble upon (the award). It was due the next day, so I power-wrote and fast-tracked it to Victoria,” said Carrier, who is working towards a science degree. Grass put a lot of eftfort into finding additional funding to help her cope with post-secondary fees. “As soon as I found out that I was accepted into

graduate studies, I started looking for grants that I was eligible for and putting packages together,” said Grass, who is completing a master of arts and education degree. “You have to be really organized. You have to have a calendar and a schedule and make sure that you have all of your documents ready to go in time.” Both Carrier’s lastminute effort and Grass’ calculated approach paid off for the women. The B.C. Aboriginal Student Awards are funded from the returns on a $10 million endowment fund, established by the province in 2007 as part of its strategy to improve aboriginal achievement and access to education. “Through the Irving K. Barber B.C. Scholarship Society, we are supporting Aboriginal learners to take post-secondary education and training so they’re ready to fill the jobs of tomorrow, which is an important part of the B.C. Jobs Plan,” said Ad-

vanced Education Minister Naomi Yamamoto. The Irving K. Barber B.C. Scholarship Society works with the Victoria Foundation to provide scholarships to students attending post-secondary institutions throughout the province and internationally. To date, the society has awarded more than $3.8 million from its six scholarship programs. “Our society board has adopted steps to ensure a stable level of awards each year, regardless of market conditions,”

said Hugh Gordon, society chairman. “It’s part of our commitment to ensuring access to education for deserving students from throughout the province.” Grass said that awards like this are important to helping aboriginal students “close the gap.” “I think when you look at the statistics regarding aboriginal post-secondary attainment in Canada, it’s pretty obvious that drastic measures are needed to help support students in order to close the gap.”

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OPINION ▼ S. AMERICA UP

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▼ DINING OUT

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Latin American authorities have approved the merger of the Brazilian airline TAM with Chile’s LAN, creating the largest carrier in the region. (bbc.co.uk/ news/business)

The 17 economies that share the euro continue to slide down, but at a slightly less steep incline in December, according to a closely watched survey. (bbc. co.uk/news/business)

Hairier skin may be the key to avoiding being bitten by bed bugs which prefer to dine on clean shaven appendages, claim UK academics. (bbc.co.uk/ news/health)

At our galaxy’s centre there is an enormous gas cloud spiralling in toward the supermassive black hole which will eventually gobble it up. (bbc.co.uk/news/science)

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Consider the gifts that you give this Christmas To the editor: As the holiday season approaches, we are all busy with the many preparations that are necessary to create a perfect Christmas morning. Shopping for gifts can be one of the most joyful and frustrating of tasks. Before we head to a mall [and downtown] to fight for parking spaces, wait in long lineups and check off all the items on our loved ones’ wish list, have we stopped to consider the effects that these gifts will have on our children? For the past couple of decades, video games have become a continually increasing trend, and hence, a popular Christmas gift. The latest console never ceases to have people lining up outside, and the new game releases fly off the shelves as if they have wings. There is consistent debate over the pros and cons of video games—whether or not they are too violent, cause obesity or hinder social development are all common debates that we have all heard before. Like most things,

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ttorney General Shirley Bond is coming off another busy week, announcing new sheriff and clerk training for B.C.’s constipated court system. Then Bond joined Premier Christy Clark to introduce B.C. to another kind of sheriff, the former Los Angeles district attorney best known for busting up one of the biggest nests of crooked cops in U.S. history. Richard Rosenthal went on to clean house as independent monitor of police forces in Portland and Denver, and now he takes on B.C.’s troubled police patchwork, which has been losing the public’s confidence along with the courts. Bond’s other ministry, Public Safety and Solicitor General, announced its

senior officials had selected the next commanding officer for the RCMP in B.C. It is unprecedented for a province to do that, but as B.C. gets ready to sign Tom a new 20-year contract Fletcher with the federal force, Bond and Clark are trying to demonstrate that they, not Ottawa, are now wearing the pants in this relationship. We’ll see. As the police and court legs of B.C.’s justice system were being strengthened, Auditor General John Doyle released his latest report on the shaky third leg, corrections. In a masterpiece of understatement, Doyle’s office headlined its news release “Opportunities for improvement in community corrections.” You have likely heard about the

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overflowing B.C. jail system, where even segregation inmates are now being doubled up, as the long wait continues for a new jail in the Okanagan. But as Doyle’s report sets out, nine out of 10 convicted adult offenders aren’t in custody. They’re on house arrest or probation, many with court-ordered conditions to report their whereabouts, stay away from their victims, stay sober and complete various rehabilitation programs. Many are violent. There are currently 24,000 of them, an all-time high and an increase of 28 per cent in the past six years. As with the jail population, a larger proportion have mental illness as well as addiction. And Doyle found that only about a third of them actually complete the programs they are supposed to take to prevent re-offending. Corrections branch officials say their program for male spousal abusers

has a success rate of up to 50 per cent. That’s a pretty good result for an awful crime, the second-largest category of offenders after impaired driving. But that success rate only applies to offenders who actually complete the program. Doyle found several cases where convicted abusers breached their orders to stay away from a spouse, and were not returned to court. There are undoubtedly more, but B.C.’s 450 probation officers can’t keep all the files up to date, much less punish every breach of conditions. Training hasn’t kept up either—fewer than half of current probation officers have completed the ministry’s anti-spousal abuse course. The NDP deplores all of this and has decades of practice doing so. The part about offenders not completing their rehabilitation reminded me of See Fletcher A11


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LETTERS

Christmas hardest time of year

Wood burners To the editor: I wish this letter to go to those individuals who are at present polluting our B.C. air with their antiquated wood- or whateverburning stoves. I understand that no regulations exist to cover these smoke belching air polluting monstrosities except CSA, which means Canadian are left suffocating. If you say it is your only source of heat, why kill off your neighbour’s to obtain it? I read about how many die because of pollutted air, and after nights of closed windows, I see why. We live on the shores of one of B.C.’s most beautiful lakes, not on the edge of a swamp, so any self-respecting mosquito would not stand a chance here. Natural gas, and propane are available, and the cost may be higher, but what is the human life worth? The next time you light up that smoking, wood-burning animal, think of your next door neighbour, and don’t throw in that pair of old socks or rubber boot—we have to breathe that polluted, foul-smelling mixture of diluted air. It is not beautiful B. C. that we breathe because it stinks. Ron Barnard, West Kelowna

To the editor: On Dec. 21, 1982, my husband attempted suicide in the basement of our home. The shock was tremendous and, whatever the signs, there were certainly none to justify this particular act. I had two young teenagers at the time, and that helped in this overwhelmingly painful ordeal. My daughter phoned a neighbour and the RCMP for assistance. Yes, we saved my husband. He spent three weeks in a hospital psychiatric ward, under heavy medication and therapy for manic depression. My husband decided that was enough and returned to work in Fort McMurray, Alta., where he was a general foreman. His doctor said they had done all they could do. It was up to my husband to decide what further treatment he would take. Doctor’s orders were at least three months of medication, counselling and day therapy. My husband agreed, but three weeks later he said he no longer needed any more of this. We were dealing with professional people. Psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, therapists and counsellors. When I asked what would happen to my husband without further treatment, I was told, “He’ll do it again within a year,” depending on how strong he was mentally and how far he would push himself. I watched my husband slowly and painfully selfdestruct, and no one could help him. No one. If there were words to be said, they were said. If it was love, we loved him. We, as a family and as individuals, did everything in our power to be there when he wanted us and even when he didn’t. And yes, we prayed On Dec. 12, 1983, my husband breathed in the fumes from the furnace in our garage and died. He was 34 years old. He had no financial problems, no enemies, he was loved by everyone who knew him, and he was at the top of his career field. Suicide is not talked about in our schools, in our communities, in our churches, in our homes. If it is, it is surface talk. It is shunned and ignored and pushed

in the background because people can’t deal with it. I attended a workshop given by Dr. Dyk, an Alberta mental services suicidologist, on suicide prevention several years ago. It was very informative. Dr. Dyk also has a friend who committed suicide. I also read an article entitled Suicide Can Be Prevented. I had followed all the suggestions given in the article, and yet I couldn’t prevent my husband’s death. I believe that it is every person’s moral obligation to speak out and insist on knowing about suicide. There is not enough literature anywhere. Believe me, it makes you aware. A suicidal person needs to be told that, ‘Yes, you are…’ admitting it lets an awareness be developed. Over a year after my husband’s death, I learned about suicide bereavement services from Crescent Heights high school in Calgary. They had three suicides at the school and were having a speaker come talk to the students. I was referred for assistance in Edmonton, where I was living at the time. It was an excellent eight-week course for anyone who has gone through what I have, with follow-up meetings once a month. Suicide destroys families with guilt and blame that doesn’t rightfully belong to them. It’s the most destructive act I have ever known. Survivors like myself and my children suffer pain, confusion and heartache that has no ending for a very long time. Christmas is the worst time of the year, when people are most likely to commit suicide. Other holidays and anniversaries are also bad. I am now living in Kelowna and in partnership with Dwayne Bauer, who lost a son to suicide, have started a suicide survivors’ support group. We plan to meet at 7 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday of the month at the Church of the Nazarene, 1305 W. Highway 33, starting in January. For further information call me at 250-712-9779 or Dwayne at 250-863-6103. Erna Hood, Kelowna

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fvideo games are harmless in a controlled environment. The bigger issue, I find, is that video games are a simulated reality, and as a result provide adolescents with a hollow sense of acrcomplishment. For example, if a 10-year-old spends 20 to 30 hours working towards expert level in the game Guitar Hero, he has won the game, which will give him a strong sense of accomplishment that we, as humans, alldesire. However, what is he left with? He knows how to push a combination of coloured buttons in a pattern that follows a variation of rhythms—what a valuable, life-long skill. Instead, if that 10-year-old had spend those 20 to 30 hours learning to play a real guitar, and developed a real skill, he or she may possibly even discovered a talent. But why would he go through a frustrating learning curve and

a phase of bloody fingers when he can receive a more instant (but temporary) gratification from his gaming console? Now, I know that every family needs some solitary quiet time where the kids can shut up and keep themselves busy for a specified amount of time, but at what cost? Not only are we robbing young people of the opportunity to develop their own skills and talents, we are also encouraging the illusion that a strong work ethic isn’t required to achieve an accomplishment. Video games are designed to become progressively challenging, whereas most life skills and hobbies are most difficult at the beginning, and progressively become easier with practice. Young people who have hobbies are more likely to succeed in important life skills such as problem solving and the ability to setgoals and follow through. Not to mention the development of skills and talents can boost their self-confidence, happiness level and lead

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Gaping holes in B. C. corrections Fletcher from A10 Dave Barrett in the late 1960s. In his autobiography, Barrett tells how he got into politics because prisoners in B.C. jails weren’t able to complete vocational programs. Barrett was a social worker at the old Haney Correctional Institution.

By 1970 he was Opposition leader, demanding that the W.A.C. Bennett government shut down Haney, by then notorious for trades training that prisoners weren’t locked up long enough to finish. Each inmate was costing B.C. more than $4,000 a year, a huge sum wasted, Barrett thundered in the legislature.

Today, Doyle calculates B.C. jails cost $71,000 per inmate per year, or $194 a day. Community supervision spending works out to $7 a day. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

to bigger opportunities such as scholarships (which means that education fund stays in your pocket). My challenge for you, this holiday season, is not to completely set the video games and TV aside, because we all need a little time to kick back and be entertained. My challenge for you is to spend a little less on the gaming wish list, and instead, invest in some sporting equipment, a musical instrument, hunting gear, painting or dance lessons or whatever hobby you think your kids might enjoy. Remember to offer guidance and encourage them to push through the tough stages, their adult selves will thank you. Not only will your children experience the benefits, but also it’s a great opportunity to spend one-on-one or family time with your kids this New Year. It’s a parenting strategy that I am consistently grateful my parents used. Ally Turner, Kelowna

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NEWS Blasting will be necessary in order to achieve many of the cuts required. Mayor Doug Findlater questioned the effect the blasting might have on adjacent properties. The applicant, Keith Funk of New Town Planning and Architecture Services, said that the blasting is the most important issue that they are dealing with.

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“We did come to a strategy to assist with clarity of how we would manage the blasting on the property,” Funk said. “There is a requirement, within the motion, to install another monitor on the property adjacent to Shannon View Villas so that we can monitor any movement in that area. “It is very possible to do what we need to do with the property without causing damage.” Coun. Rick de Jong said he was concerned that the 12.5 per cent road grades on the strata road may prevent emergency response vehicles from

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Police will be watching for impaired motorists The CounterAttack campaign launched every year by the province, ICBC and police has returned again to the Central Okanagan. The first CounterAttack road check in Kelowna was carried out earlier this week at the intersection of Clement and Gordon.

Police stopped some 200 vehicles with only one 24-our suspension handed out. Kelowna RCMP say they were quite happy to see that there were no drinking driving issues and that motorists were very polite and receptive to the road check and its purpose.

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Mosaic Books and most at other stores where books are sold as well. Other Christmas gifts that will do more than just get tossed aside after a day of use include donations to organizations that help protect and preserve wilderness areas, including the Nature Trust of B.C. and the Central Okanagan Land Trust, or memberships in local outdoor organizations. Welcome winter in next week with an evening of torchlit hiking in the Crystal Mountain Ski Resort area with Selah Outdoor Explorations. They have lots of other snowy events planned. Go to: https:// sites.google.com/site/selahoutdoorexplorations To register, call them at 886-695-2971 or 7684961. Judie Steeves writes about outdoors issues for the Capital News. jsteeves@kelownacapnews.com

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Iafrancesco elected president of Italian club Joe Iafrancesco is the new president of the Kelowna Canadian Italian Club. He was elected to head up the executive at the association’s annual general meeting Dec. 13. Joining Iafrancesco on the executive for the next year are vice-president Gianni Giacomello; treasurer Graziana De Colle-Hoce; Secretary, Susanne Di Fabrizio; directors Guido Di Fabrizio, Josie Pugliese, Mary Bazzana, Silvio Alimonti, Mike Servedio and Umberto Cagnoni. The Italian club will also host a New Year’s Gala on Saturday, Dec. 31, 5:30 p.m., at Parkinson Recreation Centre. Tickets are now $60, increasing to $65 after Dec. 28. They are available at Mediterranean Market, Pharmasave Glenmore, Valoroso Foods and Zia’s Fine Foods. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and music is by The New Vintage Band.


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Celebrate musical ‘peace and joy’ at Jay Ess concert T here’s a gazillion great things to do over the next few weeks to celebrate the festive season, but one that interests me is the upcoming Jay Ess Music Studio’s Peace and Joy Concert set for Sunday, Dec. 18. The evening is described as a “wonderful pot-pourri of seasonal student performances” in aid of the food bank. The fun is set for the Mary Irwin Theatre in the Rotary Centre for the Arts on Cawston Avenue, with the show starting at 7p.m. Tickets are available at the RCA box office.

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in the Angel category of Charlie’s Angels Christmas List. If you have any ‘angels’ you wish to mention, then send them to me by email before Wednesday at noon. Every year I take total pleasure in acknowledging those people in my life, and the lives of others, who have taken time to help others, to lend a hand, share a moment, and/or make a real difference. It’s a great opportunity for you to acknowledge that special someone who has put you or someone else you know first— that wonderful neighbour, friend, co-worker who has gone above and beyond to simply be kind or helpful. Please email me (hodgepodge2@shaw.ca) the names of your angels and why they deserve the title, and I will print them in my Dec. 23 column. I have been scribing those names in lists for more than 20 years now, and it has become tagged Charlie’s Angels Christmas List. It is just a neat way of saying thank you back to folks who have made a difference. ••• Hard to believe it’s already time to think about

how and where to bring in the New Year, but it is. (Why does it feel like I am still trying to bounce back from the last New Years’ event? Ah yes, I still have vague memories of judging a really, really bad karaoke contest. Anyway…I digress). If you are looking for a great venue in which to ring in the new season, then boogie on down to the Blue Gator and catch the groove of Rann Berry and Random Act. Rann and gang are playing both Dec. 30 and New Year’s Eve at the popular musical hangout and the tunes ought to be superb. Random Act is a full seven-piece line up featuring the usual suspects. Aside from the smooth guitar and vocal skills of Rann Berry, the group includes the solid drums of Scott Gamble, and impressive brass of Michael Fic, Justin Glibbery and The Uptown Hornz. For more information, contact the Blue Gator. This is a fun night of music you will not want to miss. Until next week— don’t forget to turn out the Christmas tree lights before tucking into bed. hodgepodge2@shaw.com

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NEWS

Police target Christmas criminals

With the holidays comes opportunities for crime, most notably thefts from homes, vehicles and businesses as thieves look for cash and property. Kelowna RCMP ask people to secure any donation receptacles, if possible, and empty them often. Lock your vehicles

and keep purchased items out of sight while shopping. Lock doors and windows and use the alarm system that you stopped using three months after it was installed, to keep thieves from raiding your presents under the tree. To help thwart thieves

at Orchard Park Shopping Centre Kelowna RCMP Citizens on Patrol and auxiliary members are involved with the Mall Patrol program carried out until Dec. 24. Fraud artists and persons passing counterfeit money are always a problem this time of year.

Business owners need to secure and check their pin pads prior to closing and first thing upon opening, to ensure they are the correct ones and that they have not been tampered with. Staff should check larger bills to ensure they are not counterfeit by

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NEWS ▼ INTERIOR HEALTH

Mental health program reduces care stigma in hospital ERs A new program delivered to frontline health care workers by Interior Health has proven to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness that is sometimes associated with workers in frontline health care, according to an impact evaluation study. Stigma is a significant barrier that people with a mental illness often say prevents them from seeking help. The Mental Health Commission of Canada, through its anti-stigma initiative called

Opening Minds, recently concluded an evaluation of Understanding the Impact of Stigma. This program was delivered to emergency room workers in seven hospitals and community clinics throughout Interior B.C. including Kelowna General Hospital. “We are very pleased with the results of this evaluation. It is clear that the program is valuable and effective at reducing stigma,” said Cheryl Whittleton, the Understanding Stigma Program coordinator with

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NEWS ▼ COLDWELL BANKER

Playing Santa in toys for tots campaign Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty has supported the Kelowna Salvation Army’s Toys for Tots campaign for the past decade. Every year, the realty agency opens its offices as drop off depots for toys. Through email, networking and social media, Coldwell Banker campaigns for this worthy cause to hundreds of clients and family members, as well as cooperating businesses in Burtch Plaza. For the company’s

Christmas party, held at the Kelowna Golf and Country Club, inspired by the theme “Christmas in Paris,” the staff raised $1,300 through the sale of door prize tickets, roses and cigars. The owners of Horizon Realty also donated $700 to bring the total to an even $2,000. As well as the cash raised, the front office at Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty is overflowing with toys brought in by staff, realtors, clients and businesses, such as Turner

Audi who delivered an entire car load. To compliment that effort this week, Ten Thousand Villages in Burtch Plaza donated 15 per cent of the sales total on Dec 13 to their charity of choice—Salvation Army “Toys for Tots.” Ten Thousand Villages practices trade with a conscience—to earn an honest living, to provide for their children and to be gainfully employed in a job that brings dignity and joy. Ten Thousand Vil-

lages partners with thousands of talented artisans in healthy business relationships. Often referred to a ‘Fair Trade,” their philosophy of helping to build a sustainable future is based on the principle that trade should have a conscience. Donation proceeds for the day from Ten Thousand Villages amounted to $462. The Salvation Army truck will be stopping at the Coldwell Banker office today to pick up the many toys collected and cash donation.

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Organizers of Kelowna’s long-running elite midget tournament will once again make do without teams from the B.C. Major Midget League this year. The 33rd annual Kelowna International Elite Midget Tournament will take place Jan. 4 to 8 in Kelowna and feature some of the top midget teams from across Canada including both of the top two midget teams from well-known sports school Notre Dame. But despite continued lobbying efforts to try and fit some teams from the BCMML into the tournament, the major midget league schedule has again taken precedent and major midget teams will not play in the local tournament. “We have the ice available, we have the volunteers and we can expand the number of teams that are coming,” said tournament spokesperson Jim Mazzei. “That would be the ultimate...to get the tournament back up to 18 teams and have the major midgets here playing.” This year 12 teams will compete in what organizers feel is one of the best midget tournaments

in Canada. Along with Notre Dame, teams from academies like the Pursuit of Excellence, Okanagan Hockey Academy and the Calgary Edge school will be joined by teams from Thunder Bay, Swift Current, Hollyburn, Wenatchee, Comox Valley and Ridge Meadows. The Kelowna midget tier 1 team will carry the local banner. Adding teams from B.C.’s regional Major Midget League would give the top midget players in the province the chance to compete against highly-skilled midgets from other areas of Canada and the US, according to organizers. “It makes sense to us,” said Mazzei. “We are seeing a lot of teams from other provinces that come out here for seven tough games. It’s grueling and it prepares them for what they will see if they advance to the national championship. It’s frustrating. If you are a young player in B.C. playing at the highest level you’re not allowed to come into our tournament. It doesn’t make a lot of sense to me.” The BCMML is a program run by B.C. Hockey which says there is very little wiggle room with-

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ORGANIZERS of the Kelowna International Elite Midget Tournament would like to see BCMML teams, particularly the Okanagan Rockets, to be freed up to play in future tournaments. in the league’s schedule that would allow teams to play in the Kelowna tournament. Major midget teams are off at Christmas and up to six will travel to Calgary to play in the Mac’s Midget Tournament during the holiday break in the BCMML schedule. But due to ice constraints in the lower mainland and Vancouver Island, a concession can’t be made to let teams into the Kelowna tournament without affecting the league’s schedule. “We cannot build our schedule around tournaments,” said B.C. Hockey representative Shannon

Bell. “We allow them to go to a Christmas tournament but we are held hostage by ice issues within the lower mainland and Vancouver Island. We have to run the league when we can get the games scheduled.” Bell said teams that do have a bye weekend would theoretically be allowed to attend a tournament on the weekend that they don’t play but added changing the BMML’s schedule to allow teams to attend the Kelowna tournament would throw a wrench into the BCMML’s schedule. “We’re not trying to stop our teams from going to the (Kelowna) tour-

nament but it is based on ice availability,” said Bell. “The scheduling can be a real headache.” Twice in the past the Kelowna tournament did include major midget teams. In fact the Okanagan Rockets won the tournament in 2010, the only team based out of Kelowna to claim the title in its long history. But with Kelowna holding firm to its tournament date and B.C. Hockey not bending on its schedule, it looks like it may be awhile before the major midget teams will be back in Kelowna. kparnell @kelownacapnews.com

No one will be more familiar with their surroundings when the puck drops in Kelowna on the night of Wednesday, Feb. 1 than Colton Sissons and Damon Severson. The Kelowna Rockets duo is among 40 players who have been chosen to audition their talents at the 2012 CHL/NHL Home Hardware Top Prospects Game at Prospera Place. The annual two-day event showcases the Canadian Hockey League’s top eligible prospects in advance of next summer’s NHL entry draft in Pittsburgh. Central Scouting’s most recent rankings placed Sissons sixth among eligible WHL skaters, while Severson was rated 13th. Sissons, a centre and North Vancouver native, has 18 goals and 24 points in 33 games this season. Severson, a defenceman who hails from Melville, Sask., has four goals and 20 points in 32 games. Even before the official announcement this week, Sissons had a pretty good hunch he’d be chosen for the game. Still, it didn’t make the news any less exciting. “It was sure a nice wake-up call to get this morning, to find out I had made it,” Sissons, the Rockets captain, said from Saskatoon on Thursday morning. “There’s going to be a lot of talent there, and it’ll be nice to play the game at home. It’ll be loud and fun and I know (Damon) and I are

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ercise. The level 3 team to the Winter Games consists of all athletes born between the years 1997 to 2002. When all level 3 scores are calculated together, Grace Fecht, led the B.C. Winter Games level 3 team with two other athletes from Kamloops. In the level 4 category, Hannah Butcher, led the competition to a first place finish in the all around and secured her place on the level 4 team that will compete at the BC Winter Games. Butcher also earned gold medals on the vault and uneven bars, a silver on the balance beam, and a bronze medal on the floor exercise. Jenna Mick finished with a silver medal on the uneven bars in the level 4 competition earning her a place on the BC Winter Games level 4 team. Brooke Murray fin-

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ished just behind teammate Mick and is therefore the first alternate to the team that will compete in Vernon in February. Murray finished with a bronze medal on the vault In the level 1 argo category, Jillian Beaudreau finished in first place all around in her second ever competition. Beaudreau earned a gold medal on the uneven bars and bronze medals on the balance beam and floor exercise. Gracie Akurienne finished in a tie for second all around in her very first competition, earning a gold medal for her performance on the balance beam and a bronze medal on the vault. Kirsty Marshall tied for second all around in the level 1 argo competition with teammate Akurienne. Marshall earned silver medals on the un-

even bars and on the floor exercise. Taylor Bowden finished with silver medals on the vault and floor exercise as well as a bronze medal on the uneven bars. Isabelle Glen won the floor exercise in this category in her second ever competition. In the level 2 argo competition, Gabriela Beselt led the way with a gold medal finish, also earned a gold on the vault, silver medal on the balance beam, and bronze medals on the uneven bars and floor exercise. Ellen Smith earned a bronze medal finish in the all around in the level 2 argo category. Smith earned a gold medal on the uneven bars, a silver medal on the floor exercise, and a bronze medal on the balance beam. Yvonne Wood won the gold medal for her

performance on the floor exercise. Grace Driver won silver on the vault, while Tianna Scott earned the bronze on the same apparatus. In level 2 tyro, Braelyn Dillon led the competition with her gold medal finish. Dillon also earned a bronze medal on the floor exercise. Olivia Minor won the silver medal all around as well as on the uneven bars and took the top spot for her performance on the floor exercise. Danica Graves tied for third all around with another athlete from Kamloops, and won bronze on the balance beam. Vanessa Bulcock won the gold on the uneven bars in the level 2 tyro category. Madison Nethercote won silver on the balance beam.


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SPORTS ▼ SPEED SKATING

Five skaters qualify for Games, Keca gaining speed Stellar performances last weekend at the Capital News Centre earned Kelowna Speed Skating Club members five out of eight possible berths on the 2012 B.C. Winter Games team. Emilie MedlandMarchen, a 2010 medallist, filled one of the two spots in the girls 14-15 year old age female division. MItchell McCullough

and Chris Neykov (also a 2010 medallist) filled the top two spots in the 1516 year-old male division with Kevin Fisher taking the first alternate position. Leading the 12-13 year-old female division was Connie Kapak while Etienne Benoit-Labelle captured a spot in the 1314 year-old male division. Dave Walsh, has been nominated as one of the coaches.

Meanwhile, Jesse Keca, 16, was busy tearing up the ice in Calgary. A solid performance at the Canadian Junior Short Track Championships among the top 32 under 19-year-olds in the country earned her a 10th place overall ranking. Last year, Jesse was ranked 15th. Her next stop was the National Qualifier where she joined the top 17-48 fe-

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The KSSC has never had a short track skater compete at this level so it was a monumental moment and a great experience for both of us. “In fact, Jesse was the top ranked skater who is not currently training at a National Training Centre. I think she can thank her KSSC team mates for some of her progress. Jesse also a tremendous work ethic and juggles her schedule between speed skating and the Thompson-Okanagan Rockets Hockey Team. There is no doubt that our National Short Track director was taking notes on Jesse as she has demonstrated that she can be one of Canada’s next rising star.” On the long track scene, Keara Maguire, Nick Goplen, Emilie Medland-Marchen, Cam Bennett, Dan MedlandMarchen, Alison Banwell and Chris Neykov are preparing for the Canada Cup scheduled for Jan. 5 to 8 in Calgary. That event also serves as the Winter World Cup qualifier, something Maguire has a shot at.

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SPORTS ▼ SWIMMING

Big weekend for Liquid Lightning Swim Club Emil Dimitrov, head coach of the Liquid Lightning Swim Club, called tlast weekend the club’s rmost successful one yet. While 33 Lightning hit the road for the Ice Classic in Kamloops, high pertformance athlete Kierra Smith headed to the Paul kBergen International meet in Oregon. Smith set a new female 15 to 17 Canadian rrecord in the 200 metre breaststroke as she swam to the gold medal. She also struck gold with club record breaking swims in the 50-m breast and 100-m breast and set a club record in the 50-m tbutterfly. In Kamloops Lightning swimmers broke 18 kindividual club records, five relay records and earned 167 personal best times, 14 gold medals, six silver and eight bronze. Emma Andreen, Payton Lewis, Molly Harding, Jamie Hellard, Kiana McNulty, Sara Roggeveen, Nick Oliver swam A times, while Jessica Forbes, Noah McIntosh, Nick Cornell, Will Zittlau and Zack DaSilva swam AA times. Kyra McNulty earned a spot in the provincial championships in March with a 1:16.13 in the 100-

m backstroke. Chantelle Douglas and Christopher Basisty also swam AAA times. Mitch Segal qualified for the Age Group Championships in July with a 29.08 in the 50-m back and set a club record in the 200-m back. Lauren Fauchon, Craig Mathieson, Lucas Tyler and Alex Diaz also swam Age Group National times. Kassidie Cornell swam to new Western Championship time standards, Dylan DaSilva, 10, dominated the boys 10 and under category with all personal best times, winning the 50-m free, 100-m free, 200-m free, 50-m back, 100-m butterfly and 200-m individual medley. DaSilva broke Tim Sherstobitoff’s marks from 1995 in the 50-m free, 50-m back and 400m IM. He also broke his own club records in the 100-m free, 100-m fly and 200-m IM. Lucas Tyler, 12, won the 50-m free, 200-m free, 50-m back, 100-m fly, 200-m fly. Tyler swam 100 per cent best times and continued his assault on club records besting his marks in the 50-m free, 200-

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pionships. Christina Russo, 16, swam to gold in the 100m fly. Jennifer Short, 16, took the gold in the 200m breast. Chantelle Douglas, 12, broke Erin Carlyle’s club record in the girls 11 and 12 50 fly from 2000 with a 33.74. Scott Andreen, 15, broke Julian Kirscher’s record in the 200-m fly from 1996.

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SPORTS ▼ SUPERLEAGUE

Mens and ladies league results Brent Giles (Coors Light) stole four in the second end for a 7-0 lead, then held off Lance McGinn (Meyers Norris Penny) for an 8-4 win Wednesday in the Molson Men’s Superleague of Curling. In other action, Garry Gelowitz (Case Furniture) stole one in the eighth to slip past Bruce Clark (Blue Gator) 5-4. Adam Cseke (Bear’s Paw Heating A/C) scored

three in the eighth to down Justin Nillson 8-5. The standings after 10 weeks are: WL Giles (Coors Light) 73 Gelowitz (Case Furniture) 73 McGinn (Meyers Norris Penny) 64 Nillson (Springfield Auto) 46 Cseke (Bear’s Paw) 46 Clark (Blue Gator) 2 8

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ENTERTAINMENT Fertility Festival coming this spring Jennifer Smith STAFF REPORTER

Where there was once a winter festival that was a conduit to all the artsy organic green-themed fun in this city, a new event will be born. Gabe Cipes, one of the main organizers of the Conduit Festival, is going away for the winter and the festival is moving to a new season with a new name—just for this year. Held in the spring, this year’s event will be a Fertility Festival and the organizers have a call out looking for ideas. “A lot of the people that I’m getting connected to are people who are sort of on their own wave length and they’re totally outside of the box,” said Cipes, whose family owns Summerhill Pyramid Winery. Cipes will be spending the winter learning viticulture at Okanagan College with plans to undo the mono-crop of grape vines they have on their Mission-area property in favour of adding all kinds of fruits, vegetables and herbs as infill between their grapes. The whole experiment will get underway when he returns, just as Summerhill receives its demeter status from the Certified Organic Association of B.C., signalling its birth within the bio-

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LEILA NEVERLAND and Gabe Cipes (right) will be part of the crew putting together a new festival this spring. Leila will be performing, Cipes organizing what they refer to as the Fertility Festival. dynamic movement. A biodynamic farm uses special herbal and manure preparations to spur micro-organisms to grow and produce an ecosystem that sustains proper food growth. As a celebration, the winery will host the fer-

tility festival, inviting the alternative arts and organic enthusiasts—and everyone interested in what’s happening—out to the winery for a little of the traditional poi spinning, ecologically-themed speakers, spoken-word poetry, art, music and fun that’s marked the Conduit Festival.

Truth be told, the name change is nothing new for this particular event. Originally named Cake Walk, the name was immediately changed to Barnaval the following year, and a recycling theme picked up to launch the beginning of the green influence on the arts event. The term “conduit” was used to convey the idea that the festival should connect the community to a more natural way of living. The arts and creativity demonstrated would draw in the crowds and the message would be that the Okanagan lifestyle needed to become more sustainable. “As far as climate change goes, it’s coming and we need to really change how we’re doing things if we want to continue living here,” Cipes told the Capital News, as the group prepared to adopt the Conduit name in early 2010. Now heading toward the Fertility Festival, with promises that the puppet shows will return and new theatre performances will be added, the organizers are turning to the community for input. The call for art, music, crafts and ideas along a local, organic, zero-waste theme has just gone out. Submissions can be made to conduitcollective@gmail.com jsmith@kelownacapnews.com

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pp.m., at First Lutheran C Church, 4091 Lakeshore R Rd. Guest artist is harpist Sarah Mainland. Admission by donation. Victory Life Fellowsship to host 8th annual Christmas Day Dinner on Dec. 25, 5 to 7 p.m., at Parkinson Recreation Centre. The donation of non perishable food items or monetary gifts can be made in support of this event to Victory Life’s office at 1635 Bertram St., Tuesday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., up to Dec. 23. For more information call 250-862-3044 or 250-864-3089, or see the website www.victorylifefellowship.net. SPCA Auxiliary bazaar and luncheon Saturday, Jan. 7, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at First United Church, 721 Bernard Ave. Call 250-862-9042 to donate sale items. Mayor Walter Gray will be the guest speaker for the Philosopher’s Cafe on Monday, Jan. 9, 7 p.m. at the Okanagan Jewish Community Centre, 102 Snowsell St. North.

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he federal government has announced an exciting NIMBY project. It will put nature in millions of backyards by establishing Canada’s first urban National Park in the country’s largest urban area. Nestled in the east end of the Greater Toronto Area, Rouge National Park will be unlike any other. It won’t offer the panoramas of Jasper or Banff, or provide a safe haven for polar bears, like Manitoba’s Wapusk National Park, or be larger than some European countries, like Wood Buffalo National Park. But it will help connect urban dwellers with nature and ultimately protect and restore a once great forest. Rouge National Park will be established within the heart of one of the fastest growing urban areas in North America, with millions of people already living outside its borders. Home to a wealth of plant and animal life, like snapping turtles, butternut trees, and rare wetland flowers, the area’s significant and growing human footprint is already evident—two major highways, nearby housing estates, and stormwater drainage. Managing existing and future infrastructure in the park, especially roads, will be critical so the growth and spread of surrounding suburbs don’t adversely impact its sensitive ecology. Some parts of the park have been degraded after decades of human use, so extensive restoration efforts will have to go handin-hand with formal federal protection of this urban wilderness. For example, restoring the Rouge’s once verdant Carolinian and Great

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David Suzuki Lakes forest canopy will be important because a long history of agricultural land use and timber harvesting has dramatically reduced the amount of old and mature forest in the area. Intact mature and oldgrowth forests are rare in northeastern North America, making up less than one per cent of forested land. Remnant patches of old forest are small and isolated within a secondgrowth landscape that continues to be damaged by human activities like aggregate mining, industrial agriculture and urban sprawl. Many scientists fear that further loss and fragmentation of remaining old forest cover will threaten wildlife that relies upon those conditions to survive. Plant surveys conducted since the early 1900s in southern Ontario, the Maritimes, and New England have found, for example, that some plants, like American yew, do well in undisturbed forests but are so sensitive to human land use that they are often absent or rare in recovering second-growth forests. Scientists believe these plants are not able to fully recover in abandoned farm fields or old logging sites, even after hundreds of years, because habitat is no longer suitable. Use of mechanical logging and agriculture methods, such as wheeled skidders and tractors, often destroys rotten logs

and compacts and levels the ground, removing the pits and mounds that are important for the growth of many forest-dependent species, such as Indian pipe, wood sorrel, and yellow birch. Given the importance of these habitat features to the recovery of forest plants and animals, Parks Canada, in partnership with local community groups, regional conserv-

ation authorities, universities and others, will need to work to restore areas in Rouge Park by planting indigenous tree species, removing invasive species, and in some places re-introducing and re-creating, by hand, the special features that are largely missing from the park, such as old dead logs, mounds and pits, and vernal ponds. Much of this restor-

ation work is already underway. A local conservation group, Friends of the Rouge Watershed, has planted more than 100,000 native trees and wildflowers in a monumental effort to reforest a section of the park that was set aside in honour of the late Bob Hunter, who helped start Greenpeace and is considered the father of the modern environ-

mental movement in Canada. The group now hopes to restore critical features, such as old logs, ponds, and other habitat, in Bob Hunter Memorial Park as well as other nearby Rouge Park sites. It’s a fitting tribute to the memory of a great environmental hero, and it’s a wonderful gift to the people of Toronto, and indeed, all of Canada, who

will see the lustre restored to this once great forest. Spending time in nature is good for physical and mental health. Having a National Park in the city’s backyard will offer benefits for generations to come. Written with contributions from David Suzuki Foundation terrestrial conservation and science director Faisal Moola. www.davidsuzuki.org

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TRAVEL Salzburg from A36 through the dim Mirabel Gardens, pass the fountains and amble toward my hotel. Clanging church bells ring the time, 6 p.m. The shops haven’t closed yet. Bright against the cold night, they still sell their Mozart candy, Sound of Music calendars, bright fabrics, loden coats. I chance upon a market where vendors sell five kinds of wurst and six or seven kinds of gigantic pretzels. Above, the lighted Hohensalszburg Fortress looms over the old town. That evening, I go to the fortress to hear the Salzburger Mozart Ensemble. It’s satisfying. It’s good. I feel pretty much alive with the sound of…well, you know.

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After very successful shows in White Rock and Langford, The Roadshow is now in Kelowna. So you had better search through your attics and garages, go through your lock boxes and jewellery, because you may be sitting on a small fortune and not even know it! Roadshow experts are here to examine all your antiques, collectibles, gold and silver.

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noticed a substantial increase in the amount of precious metals such as gold and silver coming to the Roadshow, which makes sense considering how high it’s currently trading at. He added, “The Roadshow is great because it puts money in people’s pockets, especially during such hard times. Lots of items that are just sitting around collecting dust in basements and jewellery boxes can be exchanged for money, on the spot!”

At another Roadshow event, a woman, named Mira Kovalchek, walked in with a tin full of hundreds of old coins that During a show near Toronto, a woman were given to her as a young child by her came in with a jewellery box that she grandfather. She Ànally decided to come had just inherited from her late aunt. “I in to the Roadshow and see what he don’t wear jewellery,” explained Barbara had given her. She was ecstatic to learn Engles, “so it was an easy decision to she had coins dating back to the late come down to the Roadshow to sell it”. 1800’s, some of which were extremely She was very excited when she was able rare. Roadshow consultant Perry Bruce to walk away with a cheque for over explains “We had uncovered an 1871 $2,100 for jewellery she was never going Queen Victoria 50 Cent piece, valued at to wear anyway. over $2,000!! She had a nice assortment of coins that were not rare dates, but Expert Elijah Gold explains, “We have

she was able to sell them for their silver content”. She explains, “I never would have thought that my old tin of coins was worth so much! I can Ànally afford to renovate my kitchen”. Perry Bruce continued, “Canadian coins prior to 1967, and American coins prior to 1964 are all made with silver, and we have noticed a large increase of customers coming to the Roadshow with coins and cashing them in for their silver value”. Experts at the Roadshow will evaluate and examine your items, FREE OF CHARGE, as well as educate you on them. The Roadshow sees hundreds of people during a one week event, and they have been travelling across Canada to different cities and towns, searching for your forgotten treasures. Trains, dolls, toys, old advertising signs, pocket watches, porcelain and bisque dolls, pretty much everything can be sold at the Roadshow. Any early edition Barbie’s are sought after by the Roadshow collectors, as well as a variety of

Dinky Toys and Matchbox cars. Lionel Trains and a variety of tin toys can also fetch a price, especially if they are in their original box or in mint condition. If a collector is looking for one of your collectibles, they can always make an offer to buy it. A man brought in a 1950’s Marx Tin Toy Robot, in fairly good condition, still in its original box. They were able to locate a collector for that speciÀc toy within minutes, and that gentleman went home with over $700 for his Toy Robot and a few other small toys. So whether you have an old toy car, a broken gold chain, or a Barbie sitting in the closet, bring it down to the Roadshow, they will take a look at it for FREE and it could put money in your pocket!

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The R-Spec also delivers the kind of power youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find in todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pony carsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the 444 hp Boss 302 Mustang and 426 hp Camaro Coupe 2SSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;for example. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a little slower, but not by much, and provides a good deal more passenger comfort. This Genesis model may lack the brand cachet of a Merc or a Bimmer (not to mention the street cred of a Mustang or Camaro), but if you can live with its high levels of performance, luxury and refinement without the high-priced logos, then the R-Spec may be for you. Not that forty to fiftygrand is chump change. And Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve heard a lot of criticism about that being a lot to spend on a Hyundai. But bear in mind that in its first model year, the Genesis was awarded 2009 North American Car of The Year and took top honours from the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC), winning Canadian Car of the Year and Best New Luxury Car Under $50,000. Also consider its value proposition. At $39,999 for the base vehicle, you get dual-zone automatic climate control with auto defogging; leather seating that is heated and power adjustable in front; seven-speaker AM/FM/XM/MP3 audio system with sixdisc CD player, iPod and USB/aux. inputs; Blue-

tooth; woodgrain trim; power sunroof; proximity entry with pushbutton start; rain-sensing wipers; heated side mirrors with turn signals and puddle lamps; 17-inch alloys and more. And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s powered by a revised 3.8-litre V6 that also benefits from GDI technology for 2012. Its output climbs from 290 to 333 hp and torque jumps from 264 to 291 lb/ft. There are two models between base and top trim: the V6-powered 3.8 with premium package ($44,999) and the 3.8 with Technology Package ($49,499). Only the RSpec, priced at $53,499, is powered by Hyundaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tau V8. Its long equipment list includes everything from the base model plus heated rear seats and cooled driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seatâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;all in ultra premium leather; power rear sunshade; leatherwrapped dash; leather wrapped heated steering wheel; 17-speaker Lexicon audio system with 6-disc DVD/CD changer; navigation system on eight-inch monitor; smart cruise control; front and rear parking sensors; rear backup camera; adaptive headlights and more. On the inside, the Genesis R-Spec is fitted as nicely as youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d expect for a premium, fullsized sedan. Materials, fit and finish are on par with the upscale Japanese and German brands, with liberal use of stitched leather, high-quality textured plas-

tics, aluminum trim and subtle blue illumination. Front occupants are treated to a welcoming environment, with no shortage of comforts like eightway and four-way power adjustable seats for driver and passenger. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also plenty of room in rear, where passengers can really stretch out their legs. I will note that the company still has one minor bug to fix. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve thought enough to warm the bottoms of all but the middle rear passenger, but only cool the driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seat. Not an issue this time of year, but on a sweltering July afternoon, my wife wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be impressed. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a relatively minor complaint, and so is my gripe about exhaust noiseâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;I want some. A car with this much bite needs some â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;growlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and with all the sound deadening maj terials, along with acoustic windshield and side glass, you can barely hear those big tires clawing at the pavement. Which, ahem, shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be happening amongst responsible drivers. But then again, we were at Mosport and I was just conductingĂ&#x2013; research. And having fun in a luxury-equipped sedan built by a non-luxury automakerâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a car thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about business on the outside, and equally about driving pleasure under the skin. See Hyundai B5


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Motorcycle Show unveiled what’s new for 2012 Rob Beintema CARGUIDE MAGAZINE

The bulk of winter still looms ahead but the anticipation of the next riding season was as keen as ever as manufacturers unveiled a variety of the new machines premiering at the Toronto Motorcycle Show in December. Yes, there were new sport bikes in the limelight – Yamaha’s YZF-R1, the Suzuki GSX-R1000, the Ducati 1199 Panigale and BMW’s latest 193 hp version of the S1000RR supersport. And new adventure bikes on display included the Triumph Tiger Explorer, a new and improved 2012 Suzuki VStrom, even the Yamaha Super Tenere, introduced late last season and still fresh enough for consideration, among others. And, of course, there were cruisers for the rapidly graying boomer audience very much in evidence – the Dyna Switchback, the 10th anniversary V-Rod and other new Harley and CVO models, along with cruisers from Victory and other manufacturers. There were even rmodern takes on blasts from the past – the Norton Commando 961 Café Racer, for example. But while there were r

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Body Style: Full-size premium sedan t Drive Method: frontr engine, rear-wheel-drive Engine: 5.0-litre V8 with Gasoline Direct Injection (429 hp, 376 lb/ft of torque) Transmission: eightr speed automatic with t Shiftronic manual control Fuel Economy: 13.1/8.1 L/100 km (city/ hwy) Safety: eight airbags, ABS with brake assist and electronic brakeforce distribution, electronic stability control with traction control Cargo: 450 litres Price: Genesis 3.8 $39,999; 3.8 w/Premium Package $44,999; t 3.8 w/Technology Package $49,499; 5.0 R-Spec $53,499 Website: www.hyundaicanada.com

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THE NEW 2012 C650GT is one of two new scooters by BMW, promising the latest in modern technologies combined with the performance mantra of the BMW brand. plenty of choices for traditionalists, a few new machines have started taking two-wheel evolution to a new stage, blurring the lines between motorcycles and scooters, and finding common ground between the increasing-

ly crossed categories of sport, cruising, adventure riding and touring. Honda unveiled their new NC700 lineup – the “S” model, officially the NC700SA, described as a “sport standard” and the “X” model, the

NC700XA an “urban adventure” version. These bikes were first unveiled at the EICMA show in Milan, along with a full-faired Integra model destined only for other international markets. The two mid-size

NC700 motorcycles coming to the Canadian market share a low-slung diamond steel tube frame and all-new 670 cc liquidcooled inline-twin engine designed for torque and exceptional fuel economy. The motor is mated to a

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A Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) automatic version (first explored in the VFR1200FA) will probably follow next year. The NC700’s engine cylinders have been tipped forward 62 degrees, lowering the centre of gravity and freeing up enough room above the motor for a unique 21-litre storage space, in the spot where the fuel tank is usually located. That storage space is large enough to swallow a full-face XL helmet, opening up a world of convenient opportunity for gear or grocery errand storage. The 14.1-litre fuel tank is accessed from under the seat at the rear of the bike, with gas stored under the rider, again optimizing a low centre of gravity. And Honda promises stingy fuel economy, equivalent to that of the CBR250, which allows for the smaller fuel tank size. There’s been muttered numbers of 3.5L/100km and a 400 km range, nothing official, mind you. Sounds opti-

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The Next Wave at the Toronto Motorcycle Show Bike from B6 mistic but we’ll see. This is not your typical free-spinning Honda. Your first clue is the gauge package with a digital speedo readout and a minimal secondary tach display. Company execs tell me the riding experience on board the NC700 is distinctly different, quickshifting through lower 6500 rpm redline with a torque-happy motor. The powerband apparently feels similar to that of a big-bore cruiser. We’ll wait for the test ride before judging but the NC700 lineup, with its user-friendly and personable styling, certainly looks more promising than the earlier attempt with the DN-01 turkey. Even set in static position at the show, the NC700 seating position feels comfortable, upright and open, with handlebar room for knees and arms. Seat height of the NC700SA is set at 790 mm (31.1”), about the same as mid-range tourers like the ST1300 or CBF600. The NC700SA

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lineup offers a revolutionary all-purpose design with better engine efficiency and stingy fuel economy, along with a 21-litre storage space where the fuel tank is normally located. weighs in at 215 kg (473 lb) and comes in a blend of silver and yellow.

The NC700XA adventure version, a touch heavier at 218 kg (480 lb),

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is offered only in black, stands taller with the seat set at 830 mm (32.7”) and

boasts a little more suspension travel and offroad attitude.

Side bags, top case and other accessories will be available to further optimize the NC700 lineup’s utility. That completes a combination that, if priced competitively (hopefully within range of $9,000 in Canada), should offer an enticing intro for new customers or a logical next step for the riders who have responded to the CBR125 and CBR250 entry-level bikes. Other evolutions at the show worth mentioning include BMW’s foray into the scooter market with the C600 Sport and C650GT. Despite the nomenclature differences, both of these maxi scooters are powered by the same 60 hp 647 cc twincylinder engine harnessed to CVT transmissions and offering standard ABS braking. The C600 is characterized for sportier riding while the C650GT has been set up for longer touring comfort, thanks to a more relaxed sitting position with adjustable backrest, a larger, powered windscreen, more storage and more accent on pas-

senger comfort. And, finally, venturing from two wheels to three, a brief mention of Bombardier Recreational Products’ (BRP) CanAm Spyder hybrid concept vehicle. The hybrid Spyder roadster is a plugin hybrid vehicle combining an electric motor, lithium-ion battery and the Rotax Advanced Combustion Efficiency (ACE) engine. In developing the hybrid Spyder roadster, BRP is aiming to achieve a 375 mile (604 km) range and up to a 50 percent improvement in fuel efficiency compared to the current Can-Am Spyder roadster. These are just a few examples of machines and technologies looking towards a brave new future on two wheels or three. Most of them will travel on to the New Year’s motorcycle shows in Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver. And we will bring you more in-detail reviews of these and other new machines in the 2012 riding season to come. Can’t wait.

All-new infotainment system Mazda from B3 ing wheel that looked like it had gone through World War Two. Having said that, the instrument layout looked a lot like that in the Mazda3 which is one of the easier to see at a glance. The all-new infotainment system is centred on a 5.8-inch human machine interface (HMI) located at the middle of the instrument panel featuring a USB connector, available Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity and iPod audio playback. Also optional is a nine-speaker Bose Centerpoint Surround Sound System. Also on the option list is HD Radio Technology, a subscription-free digital AM and FM broadcast radio service crystal clear sound, on-screen information and additional programming choices via HD2 and HD3 channels. Lastly, Mazda has teamed up for TomTom for a technology-based navigation system featuring North American maps, advanced lane guidance, intuitive voice recognition and real-time traffic. In terms of cargo volume, the CX-5 is as good or better than its main competition with 966

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sing but it gives a general idea of the layout. Note the TomTom navigation system at the centre of the instrument panel. litres (34.1 cu ft) behind the second row seat and 1,852 litres (65.4 cu ft) with it folded. The second row seat is a 40/20/40 design with all three sections foldable including the centre 20 per cent portion for long items such as skis or building supplies. Getting to the cargo area is made easier as the rear liftgate is 1,128 mm wide. Pricing will be announced early in January. The small SUVs are currently the fastest growing segment in Canada.

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MAZDA CX-5 2013

Body Style: compact SUV Drive Method: frontengine, front/all-wheel drive.

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TASKER, JAMES EDWARD Passed away on December 12, 2011, at the age of 76. Predeceased by his loving wife Marie Tasker. James will be sadly missed by his son William (Karen) Tasker and his granddaughters Chelsea, and Shelby Tasker.

Your memory is a keepsake, With which we’ll never part. God has you in his keeping, We have you in our hearts. Donations may be made to the Cancer Centre for the Southern Interior, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5L3. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.

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GHINI, VICTOR HENRY Passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 11, 2011 at the age of 92. Survived by his loving wife Pearl, son Gerald Ghini of Vancouver, grandchildren Courtney, Chelsea and Pearl’s children Gina and Tim (Gena) and their children Justin, Spencer and Katrina. Sadly predeceased by his first wife Gloria and daughterin-law Alice. Victor was a loving husband, father and grandfather and had many dear friends. He was a very giving, generous person and will be dearly missed. Special thanks to Dr. Hickman, Dr. Liz Stanford, Dr. Doug Nottebrock, the nursing staff on 4 East and in the emergency ward at KGH and also the Hospice House nursing staff. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 11:00 am at St. Charles Garnier Parish, 3645 Benvoulin Road, Kelowna, BC. Interment to follow at Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to BC Heart & Stroke Foundation, #4 – 1551 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.

WATTS, ROGER DENNIS With heartfelt sadness, we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Roger Dennis Watts on the morning of December 8, 2011, while on vacation in St. Maarten. Born in Scotland on March 10, 1945, Roger was a well-travelled child having lived between Britain, Canada and California before moving to Africa in 1953. He fondly remembered his youth spent in Rhodesia and South Africa prior to his return to Canada in 1958. Completing a law degree at the University of British Columbia, he then embarked on a long and successful career in law filled with unbridled passion. Known by all who had the opportunity to spend time with him as a man of compassion, energy and generosity, he truly savoured each day and lived life to the fullest. He lit up any room he entered with his unabashed, hearty laughter and his infectious enthusiasm for life. A true romantic, he embraced his dreams as well as the dreams and passions of those around him.He is survived by his wife Sandra, his sister Lenise, his cousin Penny, his first wife Sandra, their children Roger and Robyn and his grandchildren Alex, Madeleine, Taylor and Maxim. He will be deeply missed, forever in our hearts and always with us in spirit and laughter. Please join us for a memorial service for all family, friends and colleagues to celebrate Roger’s life at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 18, 2011 at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort, 1310 Water Street, Kelowna. Guests from out of town wishing to book accommodation at the Grand may refer to the “Watts Friends and Family” event when booking. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Roger’s memory can be made to the Roger Watts Memorial Fund at the Central Okanagan Foundation. The fund, established by Roger’s friends and family, will support a scholarship in Roger’s name. For more information, or to give on-line, please visitwww.centralokanaganfoundation.org or call the Foundation at 250-861-6160. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com 250-860-7077.

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WESTBANK NURSERY LTD. Farm workers needed 5/6 d/pr/wk 40-50 hrs/pr/wk $10.28 pr/hr Mar Nov2012 for potting, pruning, general labour and harvesting. Contact FAX:250-768-0860 MAIL:3417A Paynter Road, Westbank BC V4T 1R3 TEL:250-768-3355

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Castlegar Toyota is looking for a Service Manager that shares its focus on customer care and retention — and a person with the management, administration and sales skills to grow and improve an established business. The dealership offers a brand-new facility with the latest technology and equipment, excellent technicians, an attractive Ànancial package, bonuses and full beneÀts. In addition, Castlegar is located in the West Kootenay region, an area with all the amenities of the city, a lower cost of living, world-class recreation and beautiful surroundings. Prior customer service experience is mandatory and automotive experience is preferred. All applications are treated conÀdentially. Relocation expenses will be offered to the right candidate. If you’re ready for the next step in your career, apply today. Please send cover letter and resume to: Craig Kalawsky Dealer-Principal Castlegar Toyota 1530 Columbia Ave Castlegar, BC Ph: 250-365-7241 craig@castlegar.toyota.ca

Advertising Sales Consultant

• Kidney Disease causes death in many people with diabetes and d high blood pressure, and raises the risk of a heart attack? • Healthy kidneys reduce the risk of heart attacks and high blood od pressure? If detected early, Chronic Kidney Disease can be treated, thereby re reducing the risk of complications of diabetes, high blood pressure and heart attacks.

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AFTER SCHOOL Activities Guide Play Soccer! 1 issue $28.56 (+HST) Have Fun! 3 issues $66.00 (+HST) Call Dave 12 issues $192.00 (+HST) @ 250-555-(kick)

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The award winning Capital News has an opportunity for an Advertising Sales Consultant that is a result-oriented individual who enjoys working independently. Candidates for this position will possess the ability to develop new business and create strong marketing programs for our print and online publications. The winning candidate will be a team player that is organized, competitive and able to work along side a very strong team. You have built your career on relationships and understand the importance of consulting with clients about their objectives and developing solutions that help them achieve their goals. You are creative, organized and thrive in a competitive market. Our environment is fastpaced and no two days are the same. A valid drivers license and a vehicle in good working condition is required for this position. The Capital News is delivered every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday to over 50,000 homes in the Central Okanagan. We are a part of the Black Press family, Canada’s largest independent newspaper group with over 150 community, daily and urban papers located in BC, Alberta, Washington State, Hawaii and Ohio. Reply in confidence with resume by December 31, 2011 attention: Karen Hill 2495 Enterprise Way

Crafts for Christmas for Sale Contact Holly at 250-888-8888

CHRISTMAS CORNER Advertise your Christmas Specials! 1 issue $28.56 (+HST) 3 issues $66.00 (+HST) 12 issues $192.00 (+HST)

The Capital News reaches

OVER 150,000 homes in one week! bcclassified.com has

Kelowna, BC V1X 7K2 Fax: 250-862-5275 Email: khill@kelownacapnews.com No phone calls please.

Also, we can place your ad throughout the Interior, Lower Mainland or Vancouver Island

To book your ad call your sales representative at 250-763-7114.

If you are experiencing delays in the processing of your EI, CPP, OAS, Veterans Affairs, or CIC claims, please call the “Office For Client Satisfaction”

1–866-506-6806 $2500+/MO.! Men & Women 18+yrs. needed to fill F/T positions in our Kelowna office. We provide full training. Call 250-860-9480, email: info@plazio.ca or text 250-8990981 EI CLAIM denied? Need help? 18yrs exp as EI officer. Will prepare & present appeals. Reasonable rates. Call Bernie Hughes, Toll Free at 1-877581-1122. EXP fruit tree pruners needed. FT/ contract. $9.50/hr. Serge 250-765-0722, 250-863-6801

Call 250-860-3590 or send resume to info@plazio.ca

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While we try to ensure all advertisements appearing in the Kelowna Capital News are placed by reputable businesses with legitimate offers, we do caution our readers to undertake due diligence when answering any advertisement, particularly when the advertiser is asking for monies up front. Need Christmas Cash? 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! No expensive debit/credit cards like the others! 1756 Springfield across from Rona or 869-1499.

Are you into exercise, motivated and wanting some extra income? Capital News is looking for a person or persons with a reliable vehicle to deliver newspapers door to door in the Kelowna and Westside areas. Various sized routes on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Your papers would be dropped at your home early in the morning, and you would have the whole day to complete your deliveries. Work as much or as little as you want. To apply for this position, please call Capital News Circulation at 250-763-7575 and ask for Richard.

Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, metallurgical coal, zinc and energy. The operation at Trail, British Columbia, is one of the world’s largest and most efficient integrated zinc and lead smelters. Further information about Teck can be found at www.teck.com. We are currently seeking qualified individuals in the roles of:

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Applicants will be required to participate in an assessment process designed to measure fitness, aptitudes and personal attributes. Teck offers an attractive compensation and benefit package including relocation assistance. Teck Metals Ltd. is committed to employment equity and all qualified individuals are encouraged to submit their resume, a copy of their Grade 12 or GED certificate, a copy of their WHMIS certification and Interprovincial trade’s qualification by December 31, 2011. To apply, visit the Teck website at http://www.teck.com/careers and select location Trail Operations.

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Financial Services

Cleaning Services

Floor Refinishing/ Installations

Moving & Storage

EXPERIENCED VINEYARD WORKERS: Planting, pruning, harvesting and general vineyard work (seasonal / part-time from March 15 - November 15, 2012) required for vineyards located in Osoyoos and Kelowna. Rate of pay: $9.50-10.25 / hour up to 60 hours per week and 6 days per week. Previous vineyard or farming work an asset. Fax or e-mail to CedarCreek Estate Winery. Fax: (250) 764-2603 Or E-mail: employment@cedar creek.ca by January 6,2011. Telephone (250) 764-8866.

HHDI RECRUITING

is hiring on behalf of Baker Hughes Baker Hughes Alberta -

based oilfield services company is currently hiring;

EQUIPMENT OPERATORS Class 1 or 3 License required.

Drivers

HD MECHANICS 3rd or 4th apprentice or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanics with their Red Seal and CVIP License to work in Red Deer & Hinton. Please call 250-718-3330 or Fax: 1-888-679-0759 For more information or send your resume & current drivers abstract to: driverclass1@shaw.ca

LOT ATTENDANT Required for local busy car dealership. Must hold valid drivers license, safe driving record. Responsibilities include moving vehicles,washing & cleaning, vehicle prep. Basic mechanical knowledge an asset. Send resume to Box # 319 c/o The Kelowna Capital News 2495 Enterprise Way Kelowna, BC. V1X 7K2 SHORT on cash? Need money? We can help, get a loan on your directly deposited income. Call (250)868-2020 Walthers Enterprises Ltd/ B.C. Motor Products the Okanagan’s largest used car dealer, requires experienced auto technicians. Journeyman rates paid where applicable. A great opportunity for the right individual. Contact Ron Epp - Service Manager at 250-545-0594 or submit resume/application in confidence to service@bcmotorproducts.ca

Trades, Technical FT Security Alarm Technician req’d with min 3yrs exp, email resume; infoborder@shaw.ca No phone calls please.

Services

Alterations/ Dressmaking

GENERAL Alterations & Repairs. Zippers & lining replacement for men and ladies. Cyril Moore Tailoring 250-765-3570

Mind Body Spirit #1 for a reason. Paradise Massage. Where men come to relax. 778-477-5050 Kelowna AFFORDABLE, Excellent F/B Massage & NIR Sauna. Thank you! Linda 250-862-3929. ASIAN Ladie’s Massage. Lovely, Peaceful Setting, Men and women welcome $60/hr. Call (250)-317-3575 BLISS Massage 4 your every need. 10 yrs exp. men only . Call 4 appt. 250-215-7755 ESCAPE From Stress Massage. Lori, 250-868-0067 HAPPY Ho! Ho! Ho! Call for specials. Maggies 250-3174353 THAI Massage. Totally relax & energize your body & mind. Call 250-801-7188

Health Products TENDERTOUCH

FOOTCARE.

Cert. foot care nurse holding foot care clinics at various locations. Call 250-801-2665

Holistic Health

TRADITIONAL Sewing Machines for Upholstery, Tailoring + Blind mfg.(250)484-5237

CASE Studies needed. Our students are ready for : Manicure, $20, Pedicure, $20, Reflexology, $29. Massage $29. Hypnosis, $45. 250-868-3114 naturalhealthcollege.com

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#1 Affordable Quality House Cleaning. Exc ref’s & rates. Wkly/Bi-weekly. 250-575-4001 BEST Quality Cleaning Reliable, bonded, ins’d. Comm, Strata,Rest/ Med./Dental/Offices Move in/out 250-868-7224 CLEANING Lady, 25yrs exp., quality work, one time, wkly, biwkly. Exc ref’s.250-470-9629 CLEANING- weekly/ biweekly, residential. Organizing. Elderly Welcome. Call 250-448-1786

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Please see our website at www.vernon.ca for a complete job description and method of application. Closing date is December 22, 2011. Please quote competition # 72-COV-11.

Intermediate Accounting Position Westwinn Group, the leading all welded aluminum sport¿shing boat manufacturer located in Vernon, BC. We build a full range of boating products and services that deliver fun, excitement and reward to the millions of anglers around the globe. www.harbercraft.com and www.king¿shermultispecies.com Position Overview Reporting to the Chief Operations Of¿cer, this position is responsible for ¿nancial statement preparation including processing of journal entries, regulatory ¿lings, variance investigation, cost accounting and reconciliations in a highly regulated manufacturing environment. You will be part of a dynamic, hands-on team with a willingness to roll up your sleeves to get the job done. You will be motivated to grow in your role and broaden your experience skill set. Accounting Responsibilities: • Financial statement preparation, consolidation and variance analysis for multiple companies • Cost accounting for manufactured products • Various GL account reconciliations • Preparation and processing of journal entries • Maintain the capital asset schedules • Support COO with budget and year end preparations Requirements: • Completion of or completing a College/University program in Accounting. • Ability to identify process improvements and opportunities for streamlining • Strong MS Of¿ce skills • Positive attitude with excellent interpersonal & communication skills • Strong organizational skills with ability to meet deadlines • Cost accounting and ERP experience in manufacturing considered an asset This position is eligible for the Service Canada Youth Employment Strategy – Career-Focus. Visit http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/epb/yi/yep/newprog/ career/shtml for speci¿c criteria. Apply to: recruiting@westwinn.com on or before January 5, 2012.

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

CALL 1-800FASTPAY

(327-8729) Visit us at: 1800fastpay.com 209-1767 Harvey Ave Kelowna

Countertops

Home Care Mature woman will assist you with shopping, appts., meds, light cleaning, & personal care, Respite. Excell. Ref’s., Food Safe. First Aid. (250)717-1021

Hairstylists To my valued clients. Here’s my invitation to you... Carlee McLean (formerly of Gini’s Hairport), has moved to Bangs Hair Studio located at #11 150 Hollywood Rd., in Hollywood Square. 250-717-8959. I look forward to seeing you!

CRIMINAL RECORD?

(Part Time — Permanent) Reporting to the Manager of Public Works, this position assists the Airport Supervisor with the general operation and maintenance of the Airport as directed.

Contractors

Get a Title Loan against your Vehicle and keep driving it!! No Job/Credit? NO PROBLEM!!

Legal Services

AIRPORT ASSISTANT

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

CALL MIKE’S ELITE Countertops- All Countertops - Granite, Caesar Stone, Sile Stone, Han Stone, Marble and all natural stone products. Hundreds of colours to choose from. We offer a special every month, call Mike to find out this month’s deal! Please call (250)575-8543, 2392 Dominion Road. REFACE Countertops. 1/2 the Cost of Replacing. Granite & Corian Designs. 470-2235.

Drywall PESL DRYWALL Service Inc. Renovations, new construction and repairs. Boarding, taping, textured ceilings. Call Tomas at 250-212-4483 or 860-3495.

Electrical

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com

A&S ELECTRIC. Resid/Comm Wiring. New constr, renov. & service changes. lic’d & bonded. Steve 864-2099 (cont #90929) JRS ELECTRIC: Licns’d, bnded & insr’d. From new builds & renos to service calls. Russ 250-801-7178 (cont:98365)

Medical/Dental

Medical/Dental

Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

Carpet, Lino, Tiles, Hrdwd, Lam. Free est. Great rates. Lewis, 317-6889 Guaranteed. NEW LIFE RENOVATIONS. 15 Years Renovation Experience, Work Ethic & Respect second to non. Permits pulled & all jobs completed on time. Call Spencer @ 778-214-9000

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

Handypersons A-Z HANDYMAN, domestic wizard, furniture assembly, all repairs & reno’s.250-859-4486 NEED a hand inside or out from painting to yard work. 250-215-1712, 250-768-5032 TERRY’S Handyman Service. No job too small! Call 250575-4258 or 250-450-6939

Heat, Air, Refrig. SOMMERFELD Heating. Replace/install AC’s, heat pumps fireplaces etc. Lic’d. 215-6767

Home Improvements OLD SCHOOL Construction. Interior renovation specialist. Done right the first time. Lic & ins. Sen. discount. Cory Doell 250-862-7094

Home Repairs A Full Home Reno Service. GaviaConstructionServices.ca Call Chris at 250-300-3534 High Caliber Construction. All home & office reno’s. No job too big or small. 250-864-0771 LARRY’S Handyman & Reno Serv., Lg. & Sm. jobs, Graffitti Removal etc., 250-718-8879

Machining & Metal Work GET BENT Metal Fab, fences, gates, railings, security bars, 863-4418www.getbentmetalfab.ca

Moving & Storage #1 Family Movers. Moving & Deliveries. $49/hr+up. Guaranteed best rate. (778)-363-0127

Medical/Dental

Xaxli’p PO Box 1330 Lillooet BC, V0K 1V0

AAA Best Rates Moving $59+. FLAT Rates long dist. Weekly trips BC/AB. 250-861-3400 DAN-MEL MOVING SERVICES Local & long distance, also Fifth Wheel moving. 250-2150147 or 250-766-1282 FAMILY Movers. Moving? Anything, anywhere. Local and long distance trips. 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. Free Estimates 250-470-9498

Painting & Decorating CALL COR’S PAINTING. On time, on budget. Neat & tidy. Focus on repaints. Lic & ins. Senior discount. Cory Doell 250-768-8439 DALE’S PAINTING Service. Painting Kelowna a better place since 1982. 862-9333

Plumbing BAYSIDE Plumbing & Gas Fitting Service. Qualified, reliable & Bonded. 250-317-2279 DREGER MECH. Plumbing, Gasfitting, comm/res & reno, ins’d, 24hr. Call 250-575-5878.

Rubbish Removal #1 AAA Junk Removal. Anything,Anytime,Anywhere! Construction/Appls. 250-469-3275 250-808-0733 SKYHIGH DISPOSAL. Full service Junk Removal & Bin Rentals.

ERIK the STUDENT RUBBISH REMOVAL

HAULS FROM $39.99 & UP & BAGS OF LEAVES, NO PROBLEM! FIREWOOD SALES

250-859-9053

Snowclearing Snow Plow Truck. Lots, Yards Driveways. Kelowna Area. Call Dennis 250-212-1153 SNOW Removal, sanding, comm.lots/acreage.Tremblay’s Excavating. 250-979-8033

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

Phone :( 250)256 – 4800 Fax :( 250)256 – 4803

Swimming Pools/ Hot Tubs

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – Permanent Full Time

PENGUIN MFG. HOT TUB COVERS. 250-860-7805

Housing Coordinator

Tiling

POSITION SUMMARY: The Housing Coordinator is answerable to the administrator and is responsible for the coordination of activities for various housing programs for Xaxli’p. The Housing Coordinator in collaborating with the Housing Committee to administer the planning, development and maintenance of the Xaxli’p housing department initiatives. EDUCATION: 1st Year in Business Administration. EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 2 years experience in Band Housing Administration. Working knowledge and experience with First Nation Housing Programs, Policies and Procedures. QUALIFICATIONS: • Excellent interpersonal and Customer Service skills • Experience with CMHC, AANDC (INAC) and other relevant agencies • Experience in Project Management • Knowledge and experience maintaining budgets/finances • Good analytical and problem-solving skills • Strong written and verbal communication skills • Solid computer skills (especially MS Office) • Good organizational and planning skills • High level of integrity and professionalism • Own transportation and a valid BC Drivers License • A strong team player and ability to work independently **The successful candidate must complete a criminal record check. APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 Please submit resume/application and cover letter to: Attention:

Ed Mountain Sr. Xaxli’p, PO Box 1330, Lillooet, BC, V0K 1V0 Fax - (250) 256-4803 Email – om@xaxlip.ca

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

Tree Services NOW is the best time to prune or remove fruit trees or elms, Blue Jay Lawn Care 575-4574

Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay 1st $6.50 & 2nd $7.00 cut Alfalfa grass mix, Irrigated, 70 80lb bales, barn stored, (250)547-6816 800 lb round bales: this years grass hay $50./bale, last years grass hay $25./bale. Shavings & Sawdust available 250-804-6720 Grass hay, $5.00 bale. Large bales, no rain, barn stored, exc. horse feed, whole oats $0.12/lb. Located in Armstrong. 250-546-6422. HAY FOR SALE; Grass or Grass Alfalfa mix, Round bales $70 each, approx. 800lbs. Large square bales, 3x3x8, $160/ton. Delivery avail. on larger orders. 250838-6630 *HAY-SALES-GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763. Horse Hay, small squares, also Barley Straw 1(250)5588210


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Pets & Livestock

Lessons/Training WINTER DRIVING SPECIAL Westside Driving School 6hr/2hr (250)769-1181

Livestock MATCHED set HD Horse Harness with breeching bridles lines colored spreaders in good shape. Call 250-7652173

Pets 6 mth brown labradoodle. Female. FREE to a good home. Needs Attention & Fenced Back Yard. (778)480-0051 ADORABLE SHIHTZU X Puppies. Available mid January. First shots, vet check included. $500.00. 250-542-3077 Black lab X pups, 8 wks, 1st shots, $325 250-547-9206

Pets & Livestock

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Pets

Pets

$100 & Under

$100 & Under

$300 & Under

Food Products

Bichon Pups, first shots, dewormed, litter trained, great dispositions. For more info and pricing call 250-832-4923 Bichon Shih Tzu X Pups, first shots, dewormed, litter trained, quiet dispositions. For more info and pricing call 250-5177579 DANDER FREE Turkish Angora Cross Bangle Kittens 4 mths old $300 (250)718-5056 FREE Dog to a good home. Cane Corso Mix. 4yrs old. Some issues. Call for details 250-869-7245 PRESA Canario Puppies for sale. Fawn Ready to go. 4/fm & 1 male $500 250-299-1053 PUG 11 month fem spade all shots h-trained fawn color tattoo/chip $500(250)769-2216 Toy Poodle Puppies, champion sired, non-shedding, well socialized, 250-275-1626

Purebred, Chocolate & Black Lab puppies, 1st shots, vet checked, Ready by Christmas. $550, 1-(250)547-2555 Wanted: Siamese Seal point kitten - female. Reasonable price. (250)546-9399

ELIPTICAL Trainer Machine with Pulse. $75 OBO (250)768-7273 ICE Oggers, (two), $50/each OBO, 250-769-0814 LABATTS wooden classic beer case with bottles $100 (250)763-4766 LARGE Live Trap $40 OBO (250)768-7273 New Never Used, Golf Bag $30 obo (250)763-4766 PANASONIC TV 27’ older in very good shape. $100 Call 250-763-0574 QUEEN Sealy Boxspring & metal frame, no mattress. Clean $100 250-808-15554 SUNBEAM Stand. 12spd mix master. 2 stainless steal bowls. hardly used. $50 (250)860-7602 SWIVEL Chair & Large Desk $50 OBO (250)768-7273

TELEVISION. Excellent condition. Perfect picture $50 (250)808-1554

Computer Laptop, Windows, Wireless, Excellent Condition, $300. 250-869-2363 Kelowna

FARM Fresh, Free-Range Eggs, 250-860-2602.

TREADMILL Free Spirit HD, good condition. Paid $750, ask $100. 250-767-2401

DINING Room Table, 42”x60” + leaf & 4 chairs. In good condition, $250. 250-765-1314

$200 & Under

Entertainment Centre 4 sections, interior lighting, shelves. cupboards.$250.250-808-1554

Merchandise for Sale

Antiques / Vintage SPARROW’S NEST 1733 Dolphin (off Kirschner) Tues to Sat 10am - 5:30pm

$100 & Under 4 Winter Tires, 195/70 R14 on 5 Bolt Rims. Atleast 1 more year of tread. $100, 860-5564 DOG Crate (25 lbs) $50 (250)768-7273 ENTERTAINMENT Unit $25 OBO (250)768-7273

Computer System, Windows Internet ready Excellent Cond. $200. 250-869-2363 Kelowna

$500 & Under

FM/AM Receiver and 5 disc CD Player. $80/piece or $150 for both. (250)768-6834

ENTERTAINMENT Centre 36’ Sanyo TV and Surround Sound $475 (250)768-9693

HEAVY Duty Elliptical Trainer $200 obo (250)763-4766

Firearms

NEW Banjo (Samik) with case. Cost $400, will sell for $200 FIRM 778-480-3733

NORINCO 1911’s $349. Stocking stuffers $10ea. All at Weber

& Markin Gunsmiths. The Best Little Gun Shop Around, 4-1691 Powick Road Kelowna 250-762-7575 Tues-Sat 10-6

Free Items FREE Doghouses for outdoor pets. Please give them shelter from the wind and icy ground. Call (250)763-2476 FREE Dog to a good home. Cane Corso Mix. 4yrs old. Some issues. Call for details 250-869-7245 FREE for the taking..old but very functional double size sofa-bed. Call after 6pm, 250765-2600 FREE Kittens, 8 wks, potty trained, will hold until Christmas if surprising someone special! (250)707-1737 Free pickup,of aluminum windows, wire, pipe, air conditioners & batteries. 250-717-0581

Sales & Service Directory COMMERCIAL CLEANING

CLEANING SERVICES

#1 AFFORDABLE Quality House Cleaning. Exc ref’s & rates. 20 yrs. exp. Wkly/Bi-weekly. Kelowna/Westside

250-575-4001

CLEANING

Weekly/bi-weekly, residential, move-in & out. Organizing, elderly welcome. Serving in Kelowna and Westside. Please call

250-448-1786

CONTRACTORS

CLEANING LADY

25 yrs. experience, quality work, one time, weekly, bi-weekly. Exc ref’s.

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starting at

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Visit our showroom at THE AIRPORT BUSINESS PARK Monday - Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm Family owned & operated for over 40 years

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REFACE DON’T REPLACE 1/2 the cost of replacing Corain & Granite Designs. The Green Alternative. PRE-XMAS SPECIAL www.okanagancountertopsystem.com

250-470-2235

We install, service, & repair all makes of doors & openers. FREE ESTIMATES • INSURANCE CLAIMS Call for appointment

250-878-2911 abcohdoors@gmail.com

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

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

250-718-8879

TERRY’S HANDYMAN SERVICE Indoor/outdoor painting, carpentry, furniture repair, dump runs. No job too small!

250-575-4258 or 250-450-6939

MOVING Local or Long Distance Polite & Professional

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

Local, Long Distance Anything, Anytime, Anywhere Weekly to Vancouver & Alberta $49/hr + Up Lowest Rates Guaranteed

778-363-0127

TERRY’S

HANDYMAN SERVICE Indoor/outdoor painting, carpentry, furniture repair, dump runs. No job too small!

250-575-4258 or 250-450-6939

“PREMIUM PAINT AND SERVICE”

DALE’S

PAINTING SERVICE

862-9333 PAINTING KELOWNA A BETTER PLACE SINCE 1982

EXPERIENCED CRAFTSMEN QUALITY WORKMANSHIP SERVICE YOU CAN TRUST

• Bath Remodels • Decks • Drywall

ELECTRICAL

EXCAVATION

A & S Electric

TREMBLAY’S EXCAVATING LTD.

In business since 1989

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

Cert foot care nurse. Lic’d & insr’d holding foot care clinics at: Peoples Drug Mart Westbank & Harvey, Shoppers Drug Mart Rutland, Pharmasave Mission & Westbank. Call for appnt:

250-801-2665

• Kitchen Remodels • Painting • Plumbing

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

Canadian Homebuilders Association

Kelowna • 250-717-5500 kelowna.handymanconnection.com

TILING TILE SETTER

Artistic Ceramics.

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

Call 250-870-1009

AFFORDABLE PAINTING

Senior’s Specials Experience & Quality New Homes & Repaints Ceilings Bondable. Insurance Work Call Terry

250-863-9830 or 250-768-1098

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OVERHEAD DOORS

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ANYTHING ANYWHERE ANYTIME JUNK REMOVAL We haul appliances, household waste, furniture, EVERYTHING to the dump!

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

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Replace existing & install new furnaces, AC’s, heat pumps & fireplaces. Licensed.

A DIV. OF BAYSIDE DEVELOPMENT LTD. Qualified, reliable, bonded. Installations, repairs, reno’s - hot water tank, washer, dryer, dishwasher! Over 30 years experience. Call 250-766-5580, 317-2279.

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Coin Investor Looking to Buy Large Collection, Silver, Gold, Olympic Coins 250-863-3082

Mobile Homes & Parks

Homes for Rent

FREE Pick-up of used bicycles that you no longer want. Ok if need repair 604-800-2104 FREE P/U- Appliances, Rads, Batteries, Old machinery, vehicles. Harley 778-821-1317 FREE Treadmill & Exercise Bike. Hardly ever used. Call (250)766-3347 TREADMILL & exercise bike. Call Barry 250-766-3347

FOR LEASE 600 sq.ft. Office Trailer fully serviced on fenced 1/2 acre. Zoned Heavy Industrial Including Auto Wrecking. $2500 + triple net. Fenced 1/2 to 1 acre serviced industrial lots available. Central Westside Location. will build to suit. 250-769-7424

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RUTLAND furnished room for working man, 30+, livingroom, TV, kitchen, laundry, utils incl, $490+DD. Call 250-215-1561 Small trailer on acreage, single male only, TV, cbl & utils incl. $550. 250-317-2546.

Firewood/Fuel

FIREWOOD. Fir $185/crd, Jack Pine $150/cd, Ponderosa, $125. Jim, 250-762-5469 SEASONED Applewood. $125/load delivered locally. Call 250-861-4631, 860-3063

Furniture MERRY CHRISTMAS 25% OFF STOREWIDE SALE HOME FURNISHINGS & COLLECTABLES Now until Christmas Eve! 3292 Hwy 97N, Kelowna (1.5 Kms North of McCurdy) 11-5 Tues-Sat OKestates.ca (250)-807-7775

Garage Sales Christmas & Things Sale Semsisyusten School 1920 Quail Lane, Westbank. Sat., Dec 17 8am -3pm 20 tables participating. Breakfast 7:30a

Heavy Duty Machinery A-STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges 20’40’45’53’ Used / Damaged 40’ insulated makes great shop. Only $2300! Needs door and 40’HC $2800 No Rust! Semi Trailers for Hiway & storage. Delivery BC and AB Call 24 hrs 1-866-528-7108 www.rtccontainer.com Will pay cash for oversized scrap steel, cats, yarders, saw mill equipment, farm equipment, etc. All insurance in place to work on your property. 250-260-0217

Medical Supplies SHOPRIDER Scooters & Powerchairs. New & Used, Stairlifts, Vertical Platform lifts, Platform Stairlifts. Kelowna: 250-764-7757, Vernon: 250542-3745, Toll free: 1-888-5423745 www.okmobility.ca

Misc. for Sale

SKATES, Cleets, Ski Helmets, Ski Pants, Snow Suits, Boots, All Gently Used. Winter Clothes - Birth to 10 years up to 50% Off. Toys up to 20% Off. Baby Equipment, Cribs, Swings, Car Seats, High Chairs Etc. Moms The Word Hwy. 33 after 711. 250-7653422 - V/S, M/C, D/D. BLUE Mountain Pottery, Some rare pieces, lots to choose from! Lego, lego, lego! 1996-2003 complete sets, Exc Cond. Electric train, Thundering Rails, brand new. 1-250766-3552 & 1-250-755-6777 CHRISTMAS Decor, Complete Nativity Scene, Large Xmas Water Globe & Mr. & Mrs. Claus (battery operated) 250-762-7613

Misc. Wanted I want to buy enough coins to set up at coin shows. Todd 250-864-3521 Private. OLD Chandeliers/crystal drops wardrobes, lace/linens, lead glass windows 250-860-4674 WE will Pay 6.5x for silver coins. Can., US. Also buying gold. 778-932-2316

Sporting Goods TREADMILL 5HP Motor, $300. Weider home gym, $100.($350 for both)868-0726 Weber & Markin Gunsmiths Quality Firearms Buy & Sell at The Best Little Gun Shop Around, 4-1691 Powick Rd Kel 250-762-7575 Tues-Sat 10-6

Stereo / DVD / TV PARADIGM MONITOR 9 v.3(pair). Floor standing loud speakers. Mint condition and excellent sound quality. $500 (paid $1000 new). Phone 250488-6716 after 6pm. TV Stand $30 & 2 TV’s $10 each. Call 250-764-6135

Real Estate Apt/Condos for Sale 55+ clean, bright top flr condo. Cov’d parking, 6appls, extra storage. $185,900. MLS Charlene Bertrand, Coldwell Banker, 250-870-1870 Rutland 2BD, 2bth, spacious top flr, 5appls, extra storage, secure prking, quiet convenient location. $186,500. MLS Charlene Bertrand, Coldwell Banker, 250-870-1870

Houses For Sale MORTGAGES LOW RATES. 5YR. 3.29% VARIABLE 2.8% Trish at 250-470-8324 ******* OKHomeseller.com Where smart sellers meet smart buyers! View Thompson Okanagan properties for sale.// Selling? No Commission. (250) 545-2383 or 1-877-291-7576

Mobile Homes & Parks Avail. immed small mobile (studio), suitable/single person, No Pets $575 + utils & 1 at $650 +utils. 250-717-1033

Down payment holding you back from moving into a brand new home? We’ll consider anything of market value on trade for the down payment on 64A McCulloch Heights.S.E. Kelowna. About 15 mins from Orchard Park. $189,900 Tax included. Call Accent Homes 250-769-6614

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Free washer /dryer. Factory outlet featuring Can-Am Palm Harbor Homes. Singles starting at $54,500 + Tax. 1500 sq ft. 3bed, 2bath Double section $109,500 + Tax. Includes shipping & handling within Lower B.C. Regions.Show Homes at: 1680 Ross Rd. West Kelowna. Accent Homes 250-769-6614 www.accenthomes.ca promo code 31/12/11 VERY CLEAN 2bdrm, 1bath home RV parking, large cul de sac lot in Adult section. $79,900.00 No Tax. Accent Homes (250)-769-6614

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 1&2BD.Adult building, NP, NS, WD, heat & water included. $795-$995. 250-878-0136 1BD Avail. Jan.15 incl. heat, NP, clean safe quiet environment, close to the lake, bus and shops. Call Heather at 250-763-7955 1BDRM apt. for rent. Avail Now. secure building, close to all amenities, $650+ utilities. (250)-861-4700 1Bdrm + Den 723 sq.ft. in new condo complex on Glenmore. $900/mo (778)-223-4227 2BD Condo, 1200sq’, 2car cov’d garage at door, storage. Small pets ok. WD. Chantel Pl. $1075. 250-575-4484 2BD +den, close to shopping & park. Ug prking, pool, new kit & bth, $900. 250-317-6672 2BD, frun’d with in-condo laundry, near superstore. Dec 1 $1195 incl utils.(250)764-8440 2BD. New carpet, tile, hardwood, new paint, fridge, sink, AC. $900. Call 778-214-0087 or 778-753-4656 2BDRM 2bth Ground Floor Access with Small Outdoor Patio. 55+ building NP, NS, no children. $890/mo. Bertram and Bernard. Live-in manager Contact Gord (250)860-4056 2 BDRM convenient capri area, $869 incl. heat, wireless net 250-764-1918 Avail. Dec 1 BROCKTON MANOR. 1 & 2 bedrooms. The large, bright units are a short walk to downtown, hospital, beach & shopping. Transit is right outside the door. Please call us at 250-860-5220 FAIRLANE CRT. 2 & 3 bdrms, heat & hot water incl. Located on Lawrence near Gordon, close to downtown & Capri shopping mall. Please call 250-860-4836 MILL CREEK ESTATES. Various floor plans avail. 1, 2 & 3 bdrms within walking distance of the Parkinson rec center, Apple Bowl, Kelowna Golf & Country Club & Spall Plaza. 250-860-4836. millcreekestates@shaw.ca WILLOW PARK MANOR. Aurora and Hollywood. 1 & 2 bdrms. Steps away from Willow Park shopping center, transit & the other shops of Rutland. Direct bus route to UBCO. 12-15mins. 250-7633654 APARTMENTS FOR RENT in Granada Gardens for Nov & beyond, ranging from $800-$850/mo 250-766-4528, 250-718-0881

Duplex / 4 Plex 2bdrms w/d, yard, 2prking spots. Reno’d. Beautiful area. $900 + utils. Avail Jan. 1 (250)470-0000 Available Immediately 4 plex unit 2bdrm + den 1.5 bath st ,fr, Quiet area 610 Katherine Rd near Westside Rd $1000/mo + utils. 250-7690109, 250-878-9970 NEAR KLO college, 1bd. wrkng cple. NP, NS, ref’s, 4 appl, deck, lg. yrd., private, $950. utils incl. Avail Jan 1 (250)-861-9013

Homes for Rent 2+ bdrm house in Pandosy South. Close to shopping, beach, college, hospital. Pets welcome. $1100 + util Available Mar 1. Phone 250 679-3716 2BDRM House with 2 bdrm inlaw suite. DT Westbank. Close to ammen. Jan. 1. $1,400 + utils. 250-768-5998 2bdrm, upper suite, suitable for 2 working adults or students, garage, Rutland area, references required, $950/mo incl. util. 250-545-5559 2BD. Upper, $1100 2BD Lower $1000 or All $2000 ac, gas f/p up, 2-car grge, shared heat, Avail now, 250-868-7360 3BEDROOM Home, Mission area near Barnaby Rd.. Suitable safe yard for a family or three/four quiet students. Parking for two vehicles including garage. $1500/month plus utilities. Available for short term or long term. Available Jan 1. Call Jill at 764-3092 or Cell 317-4218 5Bdrm /bsmt inlaw suite in 1/2 Duplex 2200 sqft.,close to bus hosp lake Lrg yard garden space, $1900 (250)868-9059 or text (250)-863-5164 5bdrm house 3 bath In West Kelowna $1600/mo Available Immediately. To view call Barb 1-250-443-4893 Bsmt suite $750, Glenmore Full house Rutland Big yard $1600/mo House in Winfield $2000 250-469-2322 CLOSE to Hospital, 3bdrm, big rec room, new renos, NS, NP, $1400/mo + utils. Avail Immed, Please Call 575-5140 For rent 11900 Coldstream Creek Rd, Coldstream, 3bdrm, 1 bath. Rent negot. For info & inquiries call 250-262-9711

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191 ASHER ROAD, 1750 sq/ft. Plenty of parking. 250765-9448 HWY 97 North, 1800sq’ of retail, 1500-3300sq’ of indust. & compound. Rutland area. 2000sq’ Retail. 250-765-3295 NEWLY reno’d office space, w/lake view. 700sq.ft. $800 + T.N. 250-768-9083 Westbank

1000sq’ 1bd & 2bd house, newly reno’d, DW, WD, storage shed, 1521 Bernard, natural gas, bus stop nearby, NP, $1000 all utils incl. Avail immed. Call Betty, 250-4910626 1BD, avail now. Rutland. Near schools/shops. $700 incl utils. NP. bus rte. 250-863-1302.

1BD ground flr, bright, full bth, hospital area, avail Jan 1. NS, NP. Year lease pref. $795 incl utils. 250-470-2066 1Bdrm, furn, walk out, semi priv.,sep.entry Quiet/clean. utils inc’d $650. (250)765-0746 1BD suite. Up. Mission, bright, quiet, priv entry, laundry,$800 share utils. Pets negot. (250)764-9798 no calls after 9 2BD bsmnt suite, w/o, 5appls, NS, NP. Ref’s. $950 incl utils. Nov 1. Call 250-317-0373 2BD bsmt suite avail. Rutland area. $800 incl utils. Nov. 1st. NS, NP. Call 250-864-7404 2BD legal suite Rutland. Nr. bus & shopping. 4appl, ns, np. $900 + utils. Avail Dec 1st. Call 250-863-1155 2BD. Lg., KLO & Gordon, ns, np, nprty’s, $900.mo. incl. utils. Cls. to bus rte. 250-763-1275 2BD lower suite, Springfield area, $900/mo incl utils & cable. Cat OK, W/D hook-ups. Avail. Immed. 250-448-0456 or 250-863-9477 2 BDRM Suite avail. for rent in Mission. Near school & bus. NP, NS. $900 250-317-3462 2BDR, open concept suite for rent! Parking(2), sep. entrance all util ex. phone/internet. Glenrosa $900. 250.707.3646 3BD. W-Bank, newly reno’d, sep. ent., wd, f/s, gas fp, ns, sml pet neg. quiet, mature persons, Jan 1, $1050 incl.util 212-5209 900 sq ft basement suite. Close to Capri Mall includes Utilities except Cable/ Internet/ phone n/pet, n/smoker - Private entrance suitable for 1 person $700.00 per/month available immediately call 250762-6744 after 4pm ask for Darlene BRIGHT 2bd, Capri area, gas FP, own lndry, utils incl, cats ok. NS. 250-869-7144 BRIGHT w/o basement suite in peachland, close to lake, 2bd + den, new kitchen, good soundproofing, 5 appl, $850/mo. + 1/2 utils. NS,small pets only. Call (250)878-2193

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Senior Assisted Living LOVELY, executive, large bd suite, gorgeous lakeviews, balcony, housekeeping, daily meals,$1700. 2 person/$2200. All inclusive. 250-769-0661 ROOM/Board for seniors w/ some care. Priv rm w/cble & own phone. 3 cooked meals, snacks, lndry, housekeeping. $1250/mo. CPR & 1st Aid Cert. Annie, 250-317-3341

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House in orchard. 3bd+ 2bonus rooms, 2bth, $1550+ DD, utils, 250-863-9737 UPPER Mission Lakeview. Lovely 3bd, 3bath, + fully finished bsmnt. Pets OK, Avail Jan.1, $2050. 778-577-5007

1Bdrm in Westbank, Share Kitchen, W/D, Cable, Int. & Utils Incl’d. $600 + DD. Call (250)-768-8930 MATURE Female, Large Lovely Executive Home,Lake View, Balcony, W/D, Cable & Internet. Private Bathroom. $550/$700 Call (250)769-0661 OC-UBCO-CATO Profl, $400 utils, int, cbl, +DD. NS, Cntrl, immed / Mar 1. 250-860-7108 PARTNER to share. Rent/buy a mobile ASAP. Honest NP ND NS Call (250)448-2390 ROOMMATE wanted to share 2nd flr 2bd condo, recent upgrades, cbl incl, $450+ 1/2 utils, DD & ref’s. NP. Call (778)-478-7278

DROWNING IN THE RENTAL POOL? If you can make monthly mortgage payments but don’t have a down payment, you may be eligible for a $45K non-repayable grant to put down on a brand new home-no strings attached! Contact us about the Project Build II Attainable Housing program today! Gino 250.317.2707 or info@thepropertysource.ca

FURNISHED Large Living Space, Priv. Ent., Shared Full Kitchen, Bth & Lndry, utils. incl. NS $800 (250)718-7455

Rooms for Rent #1 Available, Furn’d. Quiet DT area,Int,Cbl/Utils. WD. Wrking/ stdnt/senior $400+ 861-5757 FURNISHED Rm in quiet seniors Rutland home, 50+, NP, NS, no drugs or parties. $500 plus DD. 250-491-1075 ROOM for rent. High speed int, all utils incl. $500. Call 250-862-4624

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FOR SALE - ROAD BICYCLES 2011 Norco CRR - SL, M, SRAM Red complete group 53/39, Ritchey Bars and Stem, Mavic Elite wheel $3600. 2009 Norco Diabolique II TT Bike, M, Vision Bars, Carbon Seatpost, forks, DuraAce 7800 brakes, shifters, derailleurs, FSA NeoPro Crank 54/42 - $3200 (no wheels) 2005 Cervelo P3K TT Frame only - 51cm, Carbon Fork and Seatpost - $200 Contact 250-462-4441 or mwalker@blackpress.ca

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RUTLAND Large, 2bd, Clean, Comfortable & Bright. Sep. Entr, Sep. Lndry, Sep. Carport, NS, NP, Ref’s required. $1000/mo incl utils. Avail Immed. Call Chris 250-8784062

2BD. Spacious upper level of house, Downtown 723 Stockwell Ave. 6appl., $1100. incl. utils., ns, sm pets welcome, Call Scott @ 250-718-4658 2BR Main/Upper Suite West Kelowna. 1/2acre lot, huge backyard. Updated. Separate Entry/Laundry/Storage. Lots of Parking. F/S W/D D/W $1200 utils incl. Pat 250-768-7511

3Bdrm 1.5 bath 2 decks 1 car garage, Newer home. huge yard w/dog run. Glenmore $1350 utils inc’d(250)762-9703 3 bedrm 2 ba Upper floor of house. Separate laundry, util., and entrance. Large yard and full attached garage. Rutland area close to schools and YMCA. 1350/month + utilities. NP NS Avail Jan 1st or ASAP.. Contact Don at 250 764 8305. CAPRI area, main floor, 2bd, NP, $1200 includes utilities. Ref’s Req’d. 1300 Belaire Ave. Call 250-718-9393 COZY, Br, Furn, 1bd, Pand. Shps, LK & Colg, NS, Resp Adt, NP, $695/inc. 762-0317 PEACHLAND. Close to lake, spectacular views, 3bdrm, upper level, NS, pets ok. See pics on Castanet. $1050/mo. plus 1/2 utilities. 250-878-2193

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(4) Bridgestone Blizzak Winter Tires $550. P265/60R18. Call 250-869-0987 LYLE’S TOWING Free removal of unwanted vehicles. Pay up to $1000 for good vehicles. Lots of used parts for sale. 765-8537 SCRAP Car Removal. $100 cash paid for unwanted vehicles. 7 days/week Call Paul Haul (250)808-9593 SET of (4) Nokian M&S Tires, 215/70/R16 on 5 bolt steel rims. $400 obo. 250-765-8328

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Honda Civic sport 1997, silver auto, sunroof, 173,000kms, excl cond., $4200 incl Michelin all season tires & almost new winter studded tires. Call 778475-0902

2000 Saturn. Standard, A/C, winter tires. Chris 250-8627763, 250-309-7603 $1450. 2003 Monte Carlo 3400 V6100,000kms, some SS equip, snows on wheels, $6000 Firm. 250-860-0521

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Looking for a Suzuki Motorcycle, 2006+up, black pref, 1800cc+ will trade, Excutive class A Motorhome, diesel, 250-308-0977, (250)545-4653

NOTICE OF EXCLUSION APPLICATION REGARDING LAND IN THE AGRICULTURAL LAND RESERVE I, Solunqua Orchards Ltd, intend on making an application pursuant to Section 30(1) of the Agricultural Land Commission Act to exclude part of the land in the Agricultural Land Reserve the following property which is legally described as, All that portion of District Lot 522, Group 1, Osoyoos Division Yale District, Area to be removed is approximately 3.7 acres or 1.5 hectares Any person wishing to express an interest in the application may do so by forwarding their comments in writing to the District of West Kelowna - 2760 Cameron Road, West Kelowna, BC V1Z 2T6 by December 13, 2011.

AN Open Minded Mature Sexy Busty Blonde, Ready To PLEASE YOU! GFE. Independant. 250-808-9673

Scrap Car Removal 1AA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Min $60 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 250-899-0460

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SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equipment. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288

Adult Entertainment DISCOVER “Body Bliss” with Mia. Seniors of all ages also welcome. 10am - 10pm. 7days a week. Mia. (250)-317-8043 MATURE Lady, soft & sensual massage. 9am-9pm daily. 778-214-0552

SCRAP Car Removal, $100 cash paid for unwanted vehicles. 7 days a week. Call Paul Haul (250)808-9593

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on the bedroom floor. Little details have been installed, including a phone jack and cable outlet in most bedrooms. Every master suite has a walk-in closet and has the space to comfortably fit at least a queen size bed and appropriate furnishings, room sizes haven’t been sacrificed.The attention to detail is carried into the garages. There are one and two car garages available, no tandems. Most homes have a place to park in front of the garage, the planning at GlenValley takes into the account

responded with real solutions. At GlenValley floor plans big and small rely on the same concepts. The main floor features an open design for the living, dining and kitchen areas. For families the main floor design means there is plenty of room to be together.

the need to wash a car or let kids play on a bike in front of the garage, off the road. GlenValley has quality finishing included in the price of the home. The buyer’s frustration of watching the price increase when choosing the look of a new home is gone at GlenValley.

Preferred, high quality choices are included up front: the choices at GlenValley are about a floor plan that suits lifestyle, not a finishing scheme that fits a budget. Included the price, each home enjoys as standard finishing hardwood and tile flooring. The kitchen appliances are stainless steel. The washer and dryer are quality front load machines, not an afterthought stuffed in a closet. The built in vacuum is finished with a kick sweep in the kitchen. The design and planning at GlenValley have created homes with relevant living solutions. The location and environmental features of the community add even more value for home buyers. GlenValley is tucked beside the east slope of Knox Mountain Park; behind the community is one of Kelowna’s most treasured parklands. Clifton Road is easy access to the shopping area of central Kelowna in one direction and the downtown core in the other. There are several quality schools nearby. The mechanical system and quality of building at GlenValley combine to give buyers a permanent energy advantage. Each home has a geo thermal field, owned and maintained by FortisBC, to moderate the costs of heating and cooling. In addition to the green technology, each town home has a tested Energuide rating and is the only active development in B.C. with the EnergyStar rating, proving the air tight quality and sustainability of the construction process. The response from buyers has been steady. All 20 completed units have been sold. Of the 14 homes under construction with an April 2012 move-

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Kathleen Lynn CONTRIBUTOR

Julie Tung, a history major turned software executive, wanted a historic house to restore. Ed Schwartz, her boyfriend (now husband), wanted a house he could make energy-efficient. And it had to be near Glen Rock, the New Jersey community where his son lives. They found the answer in a 240-year-old house in such woeful shape that it was at risk of being torn down. In 2006, the couple paid $843,000 for the house, which was built by early Dutch settlers. Five years and hundreds of thousands of dollars later, the couple has a house that mixes old and new to make it sustainable. The chandeliers are antique, but their bulbs are energy-efficient LED or compact fluorescent. There are solar panels on the roof and the original pine on the floors. The main lesson Schwartz took from the experience: “No matter how bad a shape it’s in, with the right people, it’s fixable,” he said. “Take it step by step; don’t be overwhelmed.” The oldest part of the five-bedroom house is stone, which was favored by the Dutch settlers of the 1700s. In the 1800s, it was expanded and renovated in a Victorian style. Tung and Schwartz added 1,300 square feet, including a kitchen, family room and master bedroom, staying true to the Victorian flavour.

ED SCHWARTZ is making his historic house energy efficient while restoring it on a frugal budget. The couple faced the usual nightmares and unpleasant surprises of oldhouse renovation. Walls were coated in layers of wallpaper, the floors in vinyl and asbestos tile. The wiring turned out to be obsolete knob-andtube, chimneys were unusable and part of the foundation was missing —leaving a section of the house in a precarious state. Where to begin? “The worst, first,” Schwartz said. “It was supposed to be a oneor two-year project.” As with most renovations, it stretched out much longer. The house now in-

cludes some unexpected features—old and new. Drop a coffee cup or Vodka bottle on the kitchen floor? No problem—the floor is cork, along with the floor in the foyer. Cork is more sustainable than wood because it is harvested by stripping bark from a tree, not cutting the tree down. And lots of old houses have pocket doors, but this one also has tall pocket windows, which roll up into the wall to let you step out onto the porch. “They were painted shut with 10 layers of paint,” Schwartz recalled. Environmentally conscious design is everywhere. The kitchen has Energy Star appliances

and an island counter made of lyptus, which is sustainably harvested wood. Upstairs, solar tubes in the ceilings let light pour in, lessening the need for electric lights. And on the roof, solar panels facing south turn sunlight into energy. But Schwartz said the biggest energy saver was among the least glamorous—sealing up air leaks and insulating the walls by blowing in cellulose insulation. Old houses don’t have to be drafty, he said. “A lot of times people rip out the old windows first. That’s step 20,” he said, because windows take up only 20 per cent of the wall area. Overall, Schwartz and

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Tung say they reduced energy use by 80 per cent. Schwartz said the previous owner spent $8,000 a year on utilities; he and Tung instead come out $2,000 ahead because they sell solar power back to the utility. The couple spent years scouring salvage yards and antique stores for old chandeliers and other fixtures, reusing things that otherwise would end up in a landfill. He said he wants people to understand that it’s possible to save money while reducing carbon emissions and pollution. “With this house, we set out to prove it can be done,” he said, “and there’s no reason not to.”

In recognition of giving back to his community— locally and globally— Kelowna realtor Jesse East was named the recipient this year of the Realtors Care Award for the Central Okanagan zone of the Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board . East, a real estate agent for ReMax Kelowna, was named the award winner at the Dec. 9 holiday luncheon OMREB. The award will be formally presented at OMREB’s annual general meeting in March 2012. “Jesse East is a very worthy recipient of this award,” said OMREB president George Jesse East Cwiklewski. “His energetic and ongoing support for worthwhile causes in the Kelowna area and beyond exemplifies those realtors who have made long-term contributions to the communities in which they live, and to promote public awareness that realtors are committed to helping the communities in which they earn a living and care deeply enough to be actively involved.” East tirelessly donates his time to many volunteer efforts, and is especially focused on raising funds for cancer research. He has been instrumental in organizing many events to benefit the B.C. Cancer Agency. Every year, he organizes a team for the “Movember” fundraiser. This year he raised the most money on his team to benefit prostate cancer. East generously took September 2010 off to drive across the country filming and driving for a team of cyclists that were raising money for cancer research. And, he continues to participate in the annual Vancouver to Seattle “Ride to Conquer Cancer” charity bike event. To date, his efforts have raised more than $9,000 for this charity. He also rides in ‘Spokes for Kids.’ Every year, East’s family gives to charity rather than exchanging gifts with each other. He continues to sponsor a young boy in Africa through World Vision in order to enrich the youngster’s quality of life and to help his community become a better place in which to grow up. “Realtors are good public citizens,” added Janice Myers, executive director of OMREB. “They truly care about the communities that they live and work in, and the world around them. I am always amazed at all the ways realtors give back, the leadership they take and the good example they set for others.” The Central Okanagan zone of OMREB covers an area from Peachland to Lake Country and east along Highway 33 to Westbridge, including the Christian Valley.

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