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THE KSS OWLS senior boys’ basketball team met their match in losing the Snowball Classic tourney final to am elite U.S. high school squad.

IN THE Capital News annual salute to Minor Hockey Week, the importance and participation level of house league play is the ‘heart and soul’ of Kelowna Minor Hockey.

START OF a new year is also a natural time to review the state of your career and determine if you are truly happy with your job or should be looking elsewhere.

THE Kraft Hockeyville campaign being waged by West Kelowna continues to pick up steam as local businesses pledge their support.


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Police make budget pitch for extra $530,880 Kathy Michaels

The unfortunate reality is the absence of time-tested officers in the field results in some members making the wrong When Kelowna RCMP Supt. Bill choices. It’s something McKinnon said McKinnon heads to council chambers is “embarrassing” and damaging to the today and pleads the case for six more detachment at large. officer salaries to be slotted into the It also doesn’t help police move forbudget, he won’t have to dig deep for ward as they work on a mounting numcompelling supporting evidence. ber of police files, dealing with increasAcres of newspaper ink, video footingly complicated matters. age and radio recordings have been dedi“We work on arsons, robberies ,ascated to telling the storsaults, serious stabbings… ies of how the local police there are a multitude of instumbled out of public facidents we deal with on a vour in 2011 behind a daily basis,” he said. handful of Mounties who Add to the mix a growearned public scorn and ing presence of organized assault charges in the line crime—most notable when of duty. And, McKinnon gangster Jonathan Bacon will argue, the devil to was gunned down outside those cases is in the dethe Delta Grand—and Mctails. Kinnon argues that resour“Given the number of ces are far too taxed. junior members, there’s “We’ve had to work a real need to have superon a number of homiBill McKinnon visors to correct behavcides that deal with organiours or assist with onized crime,” he said. “We going investigations,” said McKinnon, get a lot of help from (Combined Forces who wants funding for four senior mem- Special Enforcement Unit), but all the bers, a crime analyst and an exhibit conground work (on the first week) is done trol officer, amounting to a grand total of by our forces.” $530,880. McKinnon hasn’t been shy about “We have so many very serious inlaying out his need for new officers in cidents and we’re asking junior membudget deliberations in the past, and it’s bers to make split second decisions. We not expected he’ll hold back this time. should have more senior officers there to (assist in) making those decisions.” See Budget A8 STAFF REPORTER


Don Mueller and his dance partner Niki Mitchell hot step to the beat during the cha-chacha portion of the Discover Dance session hosted Saturday by the German Canadian Club. See story on A12. DOUG FARROW/CONTRIBUTOR

Kelowna council endorses downtown building height plan ASSISTANT EDITOR

The last Kelowna council may have been criticized by some members of its successor coun-

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cil for what they considered a lack of achievement, but on Monday the newcomers admitted its predecessor got something right—a plan dealing with building heights

downtown. The new council wants the public to know it supports the old council’s policy regarding building heights. Following a ses-

sion with city planners Monday morning to be brought up to speed on the policy—which could see council approve plans for highrise towers of up to 26 storeys in some parts of

the downtown core—the new city council, including Mayor Walter Gray, expressed their support for the policy. The policy, which proved controversial last

year when it was being crafted, was adopted in November and is now part of the city’s official community plan. It designates areas where buildings of vari-

ous heights could be built, if council allows. In some cases, such as along the east side of Ellis Street and south of LawSee Plan A8

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The real ‘Wendy’ to support fundraiser Wade Paterson STAFF REPORTER

You’ve seen her childhood photo, you’ve mentioned her name with a growling stomach and now you have the chance to meet her in person. Wendy Thomas, the 50-year-old daughter of the late Dave Thomas and pigtailed image behind the world’s third largest hamburger fast food chain, will grace the B.C.’s Southern Interior with her presence on Jan. 24 and 25. Thomas is making the trip to witness Wendy’s Dreamlift Day on Jan. 25—a fundraiser that collects money to take children from the area on a one day adventure to Disneyland. “I’m really excited to come to Dreamlift. It’s kind of a full circle for me—my dad came in 1995 when John (Tietzen) started with his whole Dreamlift (team),” said Wendy. John Tietzen, franchise owner of Wendy’s restaurants in Kamloops, Salmon Arm, Vernon, Kelowna, West Kelowna and Penticton, said that the Dreamlift effort raised $10,000 in 1995. He explained Dave Thomas agreed to do a


WENDY THOMAS was the inspiration behind the name her father chose for the hamburger fast food chain that he started in the U.S. back in the early 1980s. public service announcement about Dreamlift for the Southern Interior, which gave the fundraiser a large boost. Whether or not Wendy will do a similar public service announcement when she is down is unconfirmed; however, Tietzen said, “It’s in the back

of our minds.” Through 16 years of Dreamlift fundraising, Southern Interior Wendy’s restaurants have gathered a total of $995,080.64. This year, the effort will surpass the $1 million mark. “To raise $1 million is pretty exciting, especial-

ly for all these children to have their dreams come true,” said Wendy. She was impressed by the Dreamlift concept, which sees staff members also contribute to the cause. “I think it’s pretty amazing how the whole management team and

staff are giving up their daily wages to help out. It tells you what the community is all about: Giving back to their area for these children.” This trip will mark Wendy’s first journey to the Okanagan. “I’ve heard it’s beautiful and I can’t wait to see all our Wendy’s restaurants. I’m really excited to meet the whole Wendy’s management team and all the customers that are going to be coming and to thank them personally for coming to Wendy’s.” In October 2011, Wendy followed in her father’s footsteps and appeared in a national television commercial to promote the company’s new line of sandwiches: Dave’s Hot ‘N Juicy cheeseburgers. “It’s been an honour because we gave our hamburgers a little taste lift and named them after (my dad). It was just perfect timing for me to be able to introduce that to honour my father. “There’s nothing better than a Dave’s Hot ‘N Juicy; I know my dad would’ve been really proud of them.” Fundraising isn’t a new concept for Wendy’s restaurants; however, the

Dreamlift initiative is something that is “a bit different” according to Wendy. “We do a lot of fundraising for the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption…it’s important that, in our Wendy’s family, we’re always part of the community and always trying to give back.” Tietzen said that Wendy’s schedule is still being determined. He is crossing his fingers for good weather so that Wendy will be able to visit all the restaurants in the area. “One of the issues we always have to (be) concerned with is the weather. The first year we brought up Orange County Sheriffs here, we couldn’t even drive them between Kamloops and Vernon because the weather was that bad,” said Tietzen. “The plan is to get Wendy to every restaurant in the Southern Interior over a two-day period.” As for the actual Dreamlift trip to Disneyland, Wendy hopes that she will be able to witness the children’s excitement one day. “I would love to go. I would love to be there to see all those kids and the whole excitement behind it.”

Public face of Kelowna RCMP role for new officer Kathy Michaels STAFF REPORTER

The newest public face of the Kelowna Mounties was busy last week dishing up details on the nefarious deeds committed in this city, but his plunge into local crime doesn’t have him downcast. In fact, Const. Kris Clark has been knee deep in it as a general duty member for the last twoplus years, and that may have helped him shape a somewhat sunnier view of

Kris Clark this new role. “Our main objective is to show the public we do a great job on a daily basis,”

he said. “That’s not just here, that’s everywhere. “Sometimes we have to deal with things that come up that aren’t so great, but it’s my job to show the things we do well on a daily basis.” Clark, who replaces traffic-duty bound Const. Steve Holmes in the police communication role, will meet with area media Monday mornings to keep them abreast of the issues police faced in the week past. He’ll also be the man

behind public bulletins on cases cracked or crimes in progress, and in front of the cameras when issues arise. That’s only half his work, however. Acting as a conduit of outside information to the members within the detachment will rank high on his list of to-dos. “The guys need to work here on a daily basis, so if we’re only announcing the negatives it wears on them,” he said. “Internal communications are meant to cele-

brate the positives.” It’s an understandable tack, given the negativity the local police force has been subjected to on the backs of some high profile incidents of inappropriate officer behaviour. The local force’s negative image isn’t something Clark wants to speak to as he starts moving forward, however, he’s trained and ready to deal with whatever arises in the future. “(The RCMP) have started a new accreditation process that takes

place, and I’ve done that,” he said, of coursework recently completed. “I also have supervisors within the district and the division to help mentor me through a field training process… we want the right messages going out and they’re there to help ensure I’m doing the job correctly.” Const. Clark came to Kelowna’s detachment two and a half years ago, from Fort Nelson. He’s been a police officer for almost seven years.

Local students catch flu virus Jennifer Smith STAFF REPORTER

A handful of budding journalists from the Central Okanagan got a taste of their own medicine this weekend when a flu outbreak forced them to become the story. Saturday evening, Norovirus hit a youth journalism conference causing at least 60 students at the 300-person event to become sick with flu-like systems, including violent bouts of vomiting. “The worst part of the sickness is the lack of goodbye hugs and handshakes with new friends and could’ve beens,” wrote Arshy Mann, one of many who jumped on Twitter to discuss the situation. UBCO student Amber Choo was among those to contact local news organizations to report on what was happening. “We’re being told to stay in our rooms and consider not flying back home to Kelowna quite yet,” she said in an email early Sunday morning. By Monday morning, many students were heading home and the Vancouver Island Health Authority was quoted as saying the students needed to stay in the hotel until the symptoms passed. The group was discouraged from heading to hospitals for fear of spreading it further; although a few were admitted to hospital, given fluids and released. The students used #nash74 to Tweet about their experiences, generating significant media coverage, though the outbreak appears to have been an isolated incident. The symptoms were expected to last 24-48 hours.


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With the first phase of Kraft Hockeyville’s competition closing at the end of January, the West Kelowna’s busoness community continues to step up to the plate in support of the local campaign. Currently, West Kelowna leads the pack of 120 communities across the country vying for the title of Kraft Hockeyville 2012. With more than 400 submissions of support posted on the Kraft Hockeyville website, local residents have been doing their part to help the community impress the Kraft Hockeyville judging panel. And now, local businesses are getting into the act. Already, Orchard Ford and several other businesses have lent considerable support to West Kelowna’s Hockeyville bid.

Last week, local travel agency Horizon Travel issued a challenge to other local businesses. Family-owned Horizon Travel decorated their business last week with Hockeyville posters, jerseys and more and have challenged other businesses to do the same, offering up a grand prize travel package to Cancun at a 4-star resort worth over $3,000 to the best decorated business. Best Buy Electronics have also offered two Best Buy Club Seats to the Vancouver Canucks game Feb. 13 against Phoenix Coyotes as a second place prize. A third place prize including Hockeyville merchandise has also been offered. The West Kelowna Kraft Hockeyville team leading the bid have

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CrocTalk thankful for support, responds to criticisms Wade Paterson STAFF REPORTER

CrocTalk gained some breathing room after the community helped the conservation and rescue business raise more than $8,000. Owners Doug Illman and Brenda Bruce said they are very appreciative of the community response and claim that there are big things to come for CrocTalk. “We have raised close to $8,600, which has just been incredible. I can’t say thank you enough to the community,” said Illman. Bruce explained that there are a number of different costs that CrocTalk has to deal with on a monthly basis. “It costs us over $8,000 a month…we still need donations coming in—we don’t take it lightly that people are helping us out that way.” CrocTalk was hit hard when a B.C. Ministry of Environment law change in April 2010 made it illegal for the business to showcase some of its animals until CrocTalk received zoo status. Illman and Bruce have applied to the B.C. Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Forests for provisional zoo status. If that is achieved, Illman and Bruce are confident that things will be on the upswing for CrocTalk. Comments flooded into the Capital News website after the newspaper ran a story explaining that CrocTalk needed to raise funds quickly or the animals would be in danger of being euthanized. Some were in support of CrocTalk and said that the business benefits the community. “(Doug Illman) is doing his part to enrich the community, educate our children and raise awareness of very serious issues facing our world’s animals and natural resources,” commented Shannon Rose Kennelly. “CrocTalk deserves every last penny that people fundraise for them; I hope that we are able to keep it up and running,” said Mia Breanne Shiosaki. But others weren’t so fond of the way CrocTalk was handling business. “This infuriates me. I worked on an event a few years ago for these people. They were beyond ungrateful for the hard work we did for them; we raised

over $8,000 for their shelter,” said Amy Shannon. “I see Doug drinking Starbucks often in town. He owns an iPhone and drives a $20,000 to $30,000 company vehicle.” Bruce was quick to respond to that particular comment. “We know who that came from. Everybody has an opinion; but the truth is the truth,” said Bruce. “It’s so wrong. It was just a personal way to cause controversy. That’s one individual; that’s not popular opinion.” Illman shook his head at the iPhone accusation and coffee drinking critique. “This is a business world. I drink cheap Starbucks, it’s 30 cents more than Tim Hortons—give me a break.” Another reader suggested that the animals have no business being held outside of their natural environment. “On the surface it all seems to be a noble cause; however, practical it is not,” said Denise Walker.

Illman admitted that Walker’s comment was a valid one; however, he said there are reasons he can’t just return the animals. “These animals needed to be cared for because people didn’t want them anymore. Then they became illegal. Unlike the SPCA that can put animals into adopted homes, I can’t. These animals are prohibited,” said Illman. “I can’t put them out in the wild, their life expectancy would be a lot shorter. That’s why we’ve created the educational program.” Other readers noted that CrocTalk has been talking about becoming a nonprofit organization for years, but today it is still a private business. They noted that they would be more comfortable helping out the conservation and rescue effort if it was officially a nonprofit organization. “It’s been a major learning curve; we still don’t know all the ins and outs of nonprofit,” said Bruce. “We are a family who

came into a situation and went with it. We do not make a profit, never have. We don’t do the business to make a profit.” Bruce said that CrocTalk is still in the process of finding out what needs to be done to become a nonprofit organization. According to Illman, it’s not possible for CrocTalk to become a nonprofit until it has received a provisional zoo permit. As for the future, Illman and Bruce are hopeful that—after receiving that a provisional zoo permit—they will be able to turn the tables and start giving back to the community instead of asking the community to give to them. “It’s anticipated that after we get our zoo status, everything changes for us. Investment follows and we (will be) able to satisfy markets that we have not been able to satisfy before,” said Bruce. “Will we be requiring aid financially? Potentially, but we will have different avenues we can go

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An allegedly drunk Albertan man took the concept of reckless driving to new heights this weekend, nearly killing a young Kelowna woman in the process.

Just after 11 p.m. Friday, a 25-year-old started his wild ride by driving a silver 2003 BMW convertible with the top down, through a fence in the residential area of the 700 block Barnaby Road, said Const. Kris Clark. “As police offi-


RCMP looking to boost resources Budget from A1 It wasn’t, however, figured into the provisional budget that was presented two weeks ago. In that document, city officials toyed with the idea of dropping 2012 municipal property taxes by 0.04 per cent over last year. It means the owner of a typical $511,000 house would pay a $1,716 levy, which is about the same as last year. Hovering near that mark and considering further expenses, said Mayor Walter Gray, is doable and would show the community that they understand their current struggles. “There will be a bit of pain, but it doesn’t look terribly bad,� said Gray.

cers were responding, a second call was received at 11:12 p.m. of a motor vehicle accident at Lakeshore and Hobson Road,� said Clark. “Upon arrival it was discovered that the previously noted silver BMW had driven head on into a 1985 Honda Accord driven by a 20-year-old female.� The young woman was trapped in her car, and it took Jaws of Life equipment to extract her. Once removed from the wreckage, the severity of her injuries became clear. “She received extensive injuries to her legs, ankle and a broken facial cheek bone,� said Clark.

“She remains in serious but stable condition at Kelowna General Hospital. She has undergone multiple procedures for her injuries and continues to receive treatment at the hospital.� The BMW driver was originally checked out at the hospital but was then taken to the Kelowna RCMP detachment to provide samples of his breath in keeping with an impaired driving investigation. He was released from custody on a promise to appear, but is facing charges of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm, impaired driving and driving over .08, for starters.

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Plan from A1 rence Avenue and east of the lane behind Abbott Street, council could allow buildings as tall as 26 storeys if it feels the required separation from other tall buildings will be achieved. “Height is a privilege but it must be part of a suitable fit and there must be a community benefit,� planning manager Signe Bagh told council. She said in considering any highrise proposal, the city will look at three key aspects—is it designed well, is it spaced appropriately from other buildings and does it provide a community benefit? For city staff, the spacing will be just as important as the proposed height. That’s because the public has made it clear it does not want to see a concrete curtain across the downtown core that blocks views of the lake, said Bagh. The policy, which is part of the city’s larger new Downtown Plan, was the first part of the plan to be completed. Next Monday, city planners will present a

draft of the new Downtown Plan to council and ask for permission to hold a final consultation session before the plan back to council for adoption in either late February of early March. Coun. Robert Hobson, one of three returnees from the last council, said he felt it was important the new council go on record as supporting the building heights policy, given its importance and the controversy the subject raised in the community last year. While the policy allows council to vary the current maximum height of 44 metres (12 to 14 storeys) for buildings downtown, it leaves the decision to council but sets maximums. It also requires tall buildings to be spaced between 30 metres and 36 metres away from one another in order to maintain view corridors. Coun. Andre Blanleil, another holdover from the council that initiated the policy, said the spacing requirements will mean the first developers to propose tall buildings downtown will get the better locations.






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“And that’s a good thing,� sad Blanleil, who called the policy a “good compromise.� Several of the new councillors also praised the policy. Coun. Colin Basran said he really liked the process that helped craft the policy while Coun. Gail Given said she strongly supported it. Kelowna currently has only two buildings with more than 20 floors downtown—Skye, a 26-storey tower and Discovery Pointe, a 21-storey building. Both are located north of Prospera Place on Sunset Drive. There are also two towers with 17 floors in the area, one with 16, one with 15, two with 12 and one with 11 floors. The city estimates the downtown population will rise to just under 16,000 residents by 2029, up from the current population of 11,000. Based on those projections, city staff expect three highrise residential buildings will be built downtown per decade over the next 30 years. But Bagh said permission for several others could be applied for by developers during that time. Currently, there is a 26-storey tower planned for Bernard Avenue between Pandosy and Ellis Streets. While the building, to be called 24, is located in an area the policy has designated for buildings no higher than six storeys, city staff point out its plans were in stream when the new policy was approved. Another proposal, which would include two towers—one 22 storeys high and the other 26 storeys—is being proposed for the corner of Doyle Avenue and St. Paul Street. The Monaco would back onto the existing, but lower, Madison tower across a lane. Because of the required separation and the fact two towers are being proposed for the site, Blanleil said the developer will face a challenge to make it all fit. City planning general manager Jim Patterson said a third tower, this one a proposed 21 storeys, is also being eyed for a site kitty corner to Prospera Place, at Clement Avenue and Sunset Drive.

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Council adopts proposal SPCA gives cat a new lease on life to cancel 3 committees ‘‘ Alistair Waters ASSISTANT EDITOR

Kelowna city council has carried through with its plan to kill off three of its 14 committees and review the mandates of the rest. Council voted unanimously Monday to rescind the terms of reference of the Advisory Planning Commission, the Housing Committee and the Women’s and Community Committee, saying in the case of the APC, it was a duplication of what council already does when development applications are presented for approval. “(The APC) has provided good input in the past,” said Coun. Andre Blanleil. “But in the end it comes down to council (to make decisions).” The APC was the mandated first stop for development proposals, with the volunteer commission members hearing from the developer and the public and making recommendations to council. Most municipalities have an APC and it Kelowna, it cost the city $17,000 per year to operate its APC. Blanleil said dumping the APC will also save the city valuable staff time and money, but still give the pubic opportunities to have their say, both early in the process and later, during a public hearing. His council colleague Coun. Robert Hobson said in future council will expect developers to show that they consulted with residents of the neighbourhood where they want to build and gathered local input. City manager Ron Mattiussi said the city is also looking at ways of increasing public input through technology such as the city’s website and social media. While he supported the elimination of the APC, Hobson did ask for, and received, support from his fellow council members for a review of the move to eliminate the APC in 18 months time to make sure the new way of dealing with development proposals is working. Another move by the city in a bid to

dull the loss of the APC is a plan to establish an in-house design panel to look at the design of development proposals. In the case of the housing and women’s and community committees, Hobson said both have pushed the council to take their respective issues so seriously that council itself will now take over addressing the areas of concern as a committee of the whole. “Council will directly sit down and discuss these issues itself. There is no greater way to show how seriously council takes their work,” he said. Coun. Luke Stack, who has sat on the APC and the housing committee in the past, said he was taken aback in December when incoming Mayor Walter Gray surprised many by announcing all city committees would be reviewed with an eye to disbanding some. In his inaugural speech, Gray specifically mentioned the APC. But Stack said during the review process, he came to support the move and feels the right decision was made. “I found the review process to be a very healthy exercise,” he told council Monday afternoon. As for the decision to have council meet as a committee-of-the-whole to deal with recommendations of the former housing committee and safety and social issues affecting everyone in the community, not just women, Stack said it puts council “in the driver’s seat.” In addition to the elimination of the three committees, council also appointed its representatives to some of the other committees that were spared the axe and directed staff to report back with recommendations about changing the terms of reference for others, such as the agricultural advisory committee and the community heritage committee. Other committees, like the public art and Communities in Bloom committees are currently undergoing a review that is separate from the one initiated by the new council.

A cat named Miracle is recovering in a Kelowna SPCA foster home after surviving a horrendous injury in a home-made wooden trap on a local property. The Kelowna SPCA was called after a resident on an adjoining property came across the brown tabby, whose front left paw was entangled in the trap. SPCA officers rushed the cat to a local veterinary clinic where she received immediate veterinary treatment. “At first we weren’t sure we’d be able to save her, but thankfully she responded well to treatment and is now resting comfortably in a foster home while we wait to see if she will have to have her leg amputated,” said SPCA senior animal protection officer Kathy Woodward. She said the SPCA will continue to monitor her medical progress and is conducting a cruelty investigation into the case. If no owner comes forward, Miracle will be adopted into a new loving

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“If anyone recognizes this cat, or has any information about who may have set the trap, we ask them to please call the Kelowna SPCA at 250861-7722,” added Woodward. “It is really horrible to think of the suffering this poor cat endured. “We don’t know how long she lay there with her paw crushed in the trap,

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n the first 20 months of British Columbia’s distracted driving law, police issued 46,008 tickets to drivers for using hand-held electronic devices while behind the wheel. Another 1,372 tickets were issued for emailing or texting while driving. The ministry of the Solicitor-General says that means 16 people are still alive thanks to a 12 per cent reduction in motor vehicle accidents involving

fatalities and serious injuries. The statistics suggest the two-year-old ban on talking or texting on a cell phone while driving has been effective. But as anyone who spends any amount of time on the province’s roads and highways will likely attest, the reality is somewhat different. Drivers are still talking on their cell phones. Some are just more discreet about doing it. They wait until they’re on

quieter side streets, or they look around to ensure no police are nearby. Or they try to hide their activity, keeping their phone out of sight as they press numbers or check their text messages. Others openly seem to be flaunting the law, chatting with their cell phone pressed up to their ear as they drive along busy thoroughfares. A recent survey by ICBC says their excuses range from outright defiance at the right-

eousness of the law, to misguided affection for the feel of the phone in their hand to a wrongheaded belief that making or taking a call while at a red light doesn’t count as driving. The risks presented by distracted driving are very real. In fact, you’re 23 times more likely to get into an accident if you’re using your cellphone while driving. So even though the coast may appear clear, stay off the phone while driving.

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fter following the opening phase of the National Energy Board’s hearings on the Northern Gateway oil pipeline proposal, I have a prediction. B.C. will never see this pipeline. And that’s probably the best outcome. The first reason is the nearly unanimous opposition of informed Kitimat-area residents, led by Haisla Nation Chief Councillor Ellis Ross and skilled local volunteers who described the marine environment of the Kitimat estuary. There was speculation that Ross, who was just appointed to chair Premier Christy Clark’s new Aboriginal Business and Investment Coun-

cil, might bend on the oil proposal. His testimony put that notion to rest. The Haisla, Haida, Gitga’at and other members of the Coastal First Nations group put their marker down on managed logging and eco-tourism years before this pipeline debate heated up. California do-gooders may have coined the term “Great Bear Rainforest,” but make no mistake, these tribes run the place. Moving inland, the Northern Gateway pipeline route is a tangle

of dozens of asserted traditional territories, some in the centuryold Treaty 8 zone and others with no legal settlement. Our courts will require at least anTom other generation of Fletcher millionaire lawyers to untangle the territorial claims involved, no matter what the B.C., Canadian or Chinese governments may wish to do with this oil. The Haisla have embraced liquefied natural gas ships, plants and pipelines, which may be all the industrial development the region can han-


dle. Condensate can continue to be shipped into Kitimat by tankers and sent by railcar to Alberta to dilute bitumen. Which brings me to the alternatives to Northern Gateway. CP Rail just announced a major investment in its U.S. main line south of Saskatchewan, to transport crude oil from the Bakken Formation, an emerging source of shale oil and gas under Saskatchewan, Alberta and North Dakota. CP shipments out of North Dakota went from 500 carloads in 2009 to more than 13,000 carloads in 2011. The new target is 70,000. B.C.’s likeliest alternative for oilsands crude is the existing Trans

Mountain pipeline, which has been pumping Alberta oil and refined products to the West Coast at Burrard Inlet for nearly 60 years. Port Moody’s Ioco refinery is gone, but Chevron’s Burnaby plant remains, and some crude goes out by tanker or pipeline to refineries south of B.C. The current owner of Trans Mountain, Kinder Morgan Canada, is naturally watching the Enbridge battle closely. A Kinder Morgan representative provided the following information about tanker traffic from their Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby. See Fletcher A11

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Comments on human trafficking To the editor: The Women’s Library is COMMENTS FROM Re: West Kelowna Family the only group I know of that To Document Human Trafprovides a place where Camficking Situation in Cambodia, bodian women can go to get Jan. 12 the education they were denied as girls and more— That’s wonderful. I hope they will include covera well-rounded education as opposed to a single skill, age of rare and under-exposed groups like the like sewing (there is a glut of seamstresses in CamboWomen’s Library in Siem Reap, Cambodia, which is dia) that will allow women to build a secure, dignified run by the wonderful non-profit future for themselves, and ultimately their country. Very few foreign journalists are aware, or write A library may not be as sexy as a brothel raid, so about, that the root cause of a lot of human traffickit doesn’t get media coverage. Therefore, I hope the ing is the denying of basic education to many girls. MacLeods will bring much needed exposure to small A large number of Cambodian girls are pulled out of organizations like the Women’s Library, before they school before completing elementary grades (if they close due to lack of support. are allowed to go at all). Srey Chilat Later, as young women, this lack of education makes them extremely vulnerable to all manner of To the editor: predators that flock to Cambodia to take advantage I’m sorry, but most of the sentiments expressed of this—human traffickers, sweatshop owners, child here are simply nonsense. molesters, etc. They may have been true once but the trafficking And though there are many aid groups in Camproblem here in Cambodia today is to do with adults bodia, they seem to focus mainly on rescue, after being sent to work in neighboring countries without the fact, rather than giving girls/women the educaany labor protections. tion they need to build a self-sufficient life and protect This story is not only perpetuating a myth, it apthemselves from traffickers’ tricks before they bepears primarily aimed at raising money for NGOs that, come victims. in fact, usually have no role in addressing the real It seems like foreign organizations just write trafficking problem. women off as “lost causes” educationally, when they Penh Pal turn 18, which is foolish and wrong.

Comments on firearms ownership To the editor: choices and understanding COMMENTS FROM Re: Guns Don’t Commit our experiences, it is the Crime, letter to the editor ly as important to show conJan. 12 Capital News. sideration for others and to The fact remains that the vast majority of gun reunderstand their experiences as well. In gaining a lated crimes are committed a) on a whim, and also perception that’s greater than our own, only then can b) purported against an acquaintance, or in other we make meaningful progress. Knowledge is power words, somebody who the perpetrator directly and compromise is bliss! knows. More specifically, gun crimes are committed Matt Thomas, in the heat of the moment, emotionally injected and Burlington, Ont. often free from reasonable and rational thought. I would like to erode the commonly held belief To the editor: that a crazed killer is lurking around every corner with There was a time when firearm ownership was a gun and is intent on going on a murderous rampage. embedded in the social fabric of Canadians. Now the Unfortunately it happens, less so in Canada than our root of the gun control argument is marketing fired neighbours to the south. by big business, the gun manufacturers. The truth is I would argue, guns are what perpetuate our that hunters are a fading demographic so fear is used struggle for security, not necessarily the other way to drive sales and generate profit despite the social around. If guns were unavailable, and if people were costs. able to recognize the cost-benefit relation to a secure Bill C-19 is a leap backward: verifying a firearm society without the need for guns in the first place, purchaser’s license becomes voluntary, there are no further fostering an environment of compromise, reprovisions to reinstate the requirement for business spect and mutual understanding, then what would be to keep records of firearm sales, and a tool widethe point of requiring guns for security-related purly used by police to remove guns from dangerous or poses in the first place? Attacking the root cause suicidal people is removed. Canada will become an eliminates their necessity altogether. unrestrained free market for guns, just like the United On an ending note: We are each a product of States. our experiences, but life is not just about making Ward M. Eagen

Fletcher from A10 In 2011 there were 32 tankers loaded at Westridge, down from 69 in 2010. Demand varies widely (there were no tankers in 2000) and current traffic is similar to what went out of Burrard Inlet in the 1970s. Contrary to popular belief, there is not yet a major surge to Asia. For every 10 ships that load at Westridge, on average eight sail to California, one to U.S. Gulf Coast re-

fineries, and only one to Asia. Current Port Metro Vancouver rules allow Aframax-class tankers (80,000 to 119,000 dead weight tons) to pass under the Lions Gate and Second Narrows bridges, but they can’t take on a full load. That would require dredging in Second Narrows, which would increase general shipping safety as well as capacity. Kinder Morgan has not yet formally applied to twin the Trans Moun-

tain line. If it does expand its priceless right of way, the capacity would be greater than the Enbridge proposal. One way or another, that oil will move. The professional environmentalist gong show over Enbridge is still to come. More on that next week. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and

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To some, step is a stair, salsa is a dip, swing is a piece of playground equipment, foxtrot is an animal walking and cha cha is a foreign word. With those people in mind, Debra Selzler has helped create Discover Dance: A program made to let beginners sample a variety of dances that will be taught in upcoming four week sessions, before actually committing to an entire season. “Discover Dance isn’t meant (for people) to learn a bunch of dances in one day,” said Selzler, coowner of Danceworx. “It’s to get an idea of

what the dances are like, so they are better able to decide if they want to continue with a dance.” This past Saturday, the second ever Discover Dance session was held at the German Canadian Club. “We started it last September and we run three of them a year: One in January, one in April and one in September.” Selzler said that the Discover Dance days are strategically scheduled at the beginning of new dance seasons so that people can see what they’d like to try out in the coming months. Some novice dancers came for one or two different dance sessions

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Making the call on workplace cell phone abuse O ‘‘

f all the technological developments causing employers to lament a loss of attentiveness in the workplace, the cellular telephone must be the undisputed champion. As recent events involving the Canadian Pacific Railway Company have indicated, the distraction of cellular telephones can have dangerous results. In the last 10 years or so, employers have been scrambling to find a way to stem the distractions caused by evolving technology. Desktop Internet access, social networking, emailing, texting, tweeting—for non-work purposes—have taken a substantial toll on employees’ attention to their duties. Modern smartphones put all of those activities squarely in the palm of the employee’s hand. The temptation to communicate with acquaintances, update a Facebook page, tweet urgent thoughts of universal importance, or shop for online bargains


Robert Smithson has proven irresistible for many. At a law firm I previously worked with, a legal secretary sat outside my office in my direct line of sight from my desk. She would brazenly type on her personal phone so often in the course of the workday that I nicknamed her “Blackberry girl.” She wasn’t employed there for very long. Workplace telephone use can have dangerous results and, in those instances, employers may demand access to records of the employee’s activities. A 2010 accident involving CP Rail trains, combined with that employer’s policy regarding access to employees’ personal cellular telephone

Royal Canadian Legion Branch #288 Westbank “THANK YOU” to the citizens of Westbank for their generosity and support during our 2011 Poppy Campaign. Your support enabled us to raise a total of $33,000. These funds are held in trust and managed by Branch #288 and are subjected to annual audits by Provincial & Dominion Commands. These monies are used solely for the bene¿t of needy Veterans, their dependents, and bursaries for children, grandchildren & great grandchildren of these Veterans. Funds are also used for various community services as supported by the Royal Canadian Legion. We would like to thank all of the many volunteers who made this all possible; Veterans, Legion Volunteers, Navy League and Air Cadets; 1st Lakeview and 1st Westside Beavers, Cubs & Scouts and the Girl Guides of Canada. Many thanks to all Westside businesses, who allowed us to place our poppy trays in their place of business or allowed our canvassers access to their premises. SPECIAL THANKS to: District of West Kelowna and Maintenance Department of Royal LePage Place RCL Ladies Auxiliary: for preparing the hot dogs for the children and the sandwiches for the general public. BCD’s: for Cenotaph guards RCMP: for providing escorts to the Colors. Their turnout was spectacular. Piper: George Crawford Bugler: Richard Foster Pastor: Wayne Atkinson MC: Margaret Varga Beyond Ink: for printing our Remembrance Day program Thanks to each and every one of you for making this another successful Poppy Campaign.

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records, has generated a debate over the limits of employees’ expectation of privacy. In March2010, a collision between two trains resulted in the spill of 11,000 litres of diesel fuel and the derailment of some 30 train cars and locomotives. The Transportation Safety Board’s report indicated that employees were talking and texting on their phones while on duty including immediately prior to the collision. CP Rail had adopted a policy of asking its employees, in the course of investigating the reasons for a serious accident or incident, for copies of their personal telephone records. The employees’ union representatives, the Teamsters, grieved that policy on the premise that it violated the employees’ privacy rights. In June 2010, arbitrator Michel Picher determined the policy was not a violation of federal privacy rights. He found the policy to be a “reasonable and necessary exercise of management prerogatives, in the pursuit of safe operations.” Picher noted that there


must be a “balancing of interests between the privacy rights of employees and the interests of a railway employer to ensure safe operations.” He found it justified for a “railway in taking certain initiatives designed to detect and deter employee conduct that may pose a threat to safe operations.” In his decision, Picher addressed the four questions established by the federal Privacy Commissioner (see PIPEDA Case Summary #2003-14) for determining when an intrusion on personal privacy is warranted.

Any employer would be well served by locating this decision on the website of Canada’s Privacy Commissioner and applying those questions in its own operations. In October 2010, Picher went a step farther and clarified his earlier decision. In this second decision, he upheld CP Rail’s demand for cellular telephone records covering the entirety of the shift worked prior to an accident, not just the preceding few minutes. He stated that his earlier decision was not meant to “fragment the shift” for the purpose of the review of telephone records. Records should be accessible by the employer for “the entire period of an employee’s service on the occasion of an accident or incident which is being investigated.” Picher noted that “in some instances the frequency and length of telephone or text communications, whether before or after a given incident, may provide general insight into an employee’s method of operation… and his or her general respect for the rule against

the (workplace) use of personal communication devices”. Employers should not take these decisions as a blanket authorization for demanding employees’ telephone records. Many factors must be taken into account, including the industry in which the employer operates, the specific reasons for the demand for disclosure, the existence (or absence) of a workplace policy governing telephone use and disclosure of records, and the scope of the demand for disclosure. But, these decisions can be viewed as a recognition of the interests of employers in managing their workplace, investigating incidents, and stemming the tide of onduty use of personal telephones.

Robert Smithson is a labour and employment lawyer, and operates Smithson Employment Law in Kelowna. This subject matter is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as legal advice.

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Human impact of drunk driving portrayed MADD Canada wants to get young people thinking about the human impact and legal consequences of impaired driving through a new school assembly presentation called Damages. Damages will be presented Feb. 20 at Immaculata Regional High School in Kelowna and George Elliot Secondary in Lake Country. In this dramatic minimovie, students follow Jesse from his terrible decision to drive impaired through the resulting horrific crash and into the criminal justice system where he must face the consequences of his actions. Jesse’s bright future and plans for university are replaced with the possibility of a prison term and a criminal record. “The characters are fictional but the scenarios are all too real,” said MADD Canada national president Denise Dubyk. Drivers between the ages of 16 and 25 are significantly over-represented in alcohol-related crash deaths. In 2006, that age group accounted for 13.2 per cent of the population but they made up 33.4 per cent of the total alcohol-related crash deaths. The combination of drugs and driving is also a major concern; Canadian youth between the ages of 14 and 25 have one of the highest rates of cannabis use in the world. “With our school program, we want to get students thinking about safe choices and how to protect themselves,” Dubyk said. “We want to reinforce the messages about never driving impaired, or accepting a ride from someone who is impaired. We want them to understand that it is never worth the risk.” Following the fictional story, students see video testimonials from Kelly Brook, Kali O’Dell, Christie Ward and Noel Ward, all of whom have lost loved ones in impaired driving crashes. For more information, contact MADD Central Okanagan chapter at maddcentralokanagan@shaw. ca.

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Chorus teaching the world to sing


Negotiating through the various health experts


n a daily basis, seniors have a family doctor who is a called a general practitioner. This is a medical doctor who diagnoses and treats most types of health conditions or diseases. However, when they are in the hospital, most likely they will be attended to by a hospitalist. This is a medical doctor who specializes in hospital care and may be the attending physician in place of a family doctor. There will also be registered nurses who coordinate health care, provide nursing care, treatments, education and support to patients in situations of health, illness, injury and disability in all stages of life. A licensed practical nurse provides nursing care, treatments, education and support to patients in situations of health, illness, injury and disability. They do not have the education or scope of knowledge of an RN. A health care aid is a health professional who works under the direction of a RN, LPN or a doctor. They are also referred to as resident care aides, nursing assistants, nurses’ aides or hospital assistants. When seniors are ready to leave the hospital, a discharge planner will develop a discharge plan to make sure that they leave the hospital safely and smoothly and get the right care after that. It is important for families to be involved with the discharge plan. They need to tell the discharge planner what the seniors are capable of doing to care for them-


Sharen Marteny selves and who is available to assist them. With the discharge plan, families should understand why the seniors are going home or to another health care setting and why the care is changing. They need to know the medications and medical followup required. Any medical equipment to be used should be put in place and people trained on how to properly use it. Families should be in agreement with the discharge plan. If not, they should continue to work with the discharge planner until there is mutual agreement. This is not a one-way dialogue. When seniors leave the hospital it must be to a safe environment, which may mean that they cannot return to their own homes, especially if they are living alone. The families and seniors might determine that now is the time for the seniors to move to supportive housing where their meals and housework will be done for them. Also, they will have other seniors around them who might have gone through the same medical situation. Supportive housing is also called independent living. When seniors are living in the community, a case manager co-ordinators help for them to obtain home and community care services. They determine the

nature; intensity and duration of services that would best meet seniors’ needs and arrange their services. They stay in touch with the seniors to arrange care services and make any adjustments necessary in the event their care needs change. Case management may be provided in the senior’s home, in an assisted living residence, at a residential care facility or in hospital. For more definitions see the Interior Health 2012 Health Services Guide at or call HealthLink BC at 604-2158110. Sharen Marteny is a services consultant for seniors in Kelowna.

All over the globe, Sweet Adelines International choruses are joining together to teach the world to sing. Women of all ages who enjoy singing are invited to the White Sails Chorus open house at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at the Faith Lutheran Church Hall on Gibbs Road in Rutland. The White Sails Chorus is a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, an organization of nearly 25,000 women worldwide who sing four-part a Now you can use the Internet to add your own non-profit event to the Capital News Stuff to Do.

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or without vocal training, will find a part that fits her voice range with the help of the chorus’ musical leaders and director(s). The Whites Sails Chorus performs regularly throughout the community, offering its talent for entertainment at civic events and charitable functions.

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Minor Hockey Week th 6 1 - 22 nd Jan

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A memorable moment to be proud of Kevin Parnell STAFF REPORTER

Kids playing minor hockey will take a lot of memories with them as they head down life’s paths—wins and losses, tournaments played in and friends made. But for goaltender Sam Bobyn, there will likely be one period that stands out more than most. A period where he was thrown into action, swarmed by one of the top midget rep teams in Canada and presented with the player of the game award in a true show of sportsmanship. It happened during this month’s long-running Kelowna International Elite Midget Tournament, an event with a top field of Tier 1 midget teams from across Canada and the Pacific Northwest. Bobyn’s Tier 2 midget team was not in the tournament, but he was there watching from the stands as Kelowna’s Tier 1 squad took on Notre Dame in a roundrobin game. When Kelowna’s starting goalie went down with injury and then after the backup was injured in the second period but tried to continue to play, Bobyn’s

friends took notice. “I remember one of my friends, one of the other goalies, was saying, ‘At this rate one of us is going to have to go in.’ I was just sitting in the stands eating popcorn.” Unbeknownst to Bobyn, Kelowna Minor Hockey was already trying to have him carded as an affiliate player, paperwork that was needed before anyone could enter the game. When it turned out neither goalie could continue after two periods, Bobyn was thrown in, strapping into gear that was too big and gamely heading into the third period. “He’s a competitor. He’s a scrappy little guy,” beamed Wally Popoff, Bobyn’s coach on the Tier 2 team. “He’s 110 pounds soaking wet and he plays like a 250 pounder. He’s a very competitive, very aggressive goaltender. They say goalies are supposed to win you games and he’s done that for us. He’s really come into his own.” Back in that game, Bobyn came into a firestorm that saw Notre Dame flood the Kelowna zone and pepper the new goalie with shots.

House league ‘heart and soul’ of Kelowna minor hockey Kevin Parnell STAFF REPORTER

They may not grab most of the headlines but the majority of minor hockey players in Kelowna hit the ice week in and week out playing for fun in the association’s recreational or house league divisions. Of the 1,360 kids enrolled in Kelowna Minor Hockey this year, over 1,000 play in house leagues, compared to about 220 players hitting the ice for the association’s various rep teams. So while the kids may THE MAJORITY toil largely in obscurity OF THE KIDS the house league players PLAY IN OUR remain front and centre HOUSE LEAGUE for Kelowna Minor Hockey, according to Corrine PROGRAM AND Reid, KMHA director of THAT INCLUDES hockey operations. KIDS IN ATOM, “They are the heart NOVICE AND and soul of the associaINITIATION WHERE tion,” said Reid. “The majority of the THERE IS NO REP kids play in our house PROGRAM. league program and that Corrine Reid, includes kids in atom, KMHA director of novice and initiation where there is no rep prohockey operations gram.” The earliest a player can start in minor hockey is age five and they skate for two years at the initiation level. Novice is for kids aged seven and eight and atom features players nine and 10 years of age. In atom, there are four teams picked in what is called



KELOWNA MINOR HOCKEY goaltender Sam Bobyn guards the net during the third period of a game in the recent Kelowna International Elite Midget Tournament. Bobyn was literally called out of the stands and thrown into the game after the Kelowna team’s two goaltenders were both injured. “I was pretty excited. I was having a good time,” recalled Bobyn. “I remember the first save I made pretty well. It was a pretty easy shot. I shouldn’t have let a rebound out. I smiled after that.” Against one of Canada’s top midget teams, wearing oversized gear for his body frame, Bobyn gave up five goals. He says he would do better given the chance to prepare.


Players on the Notre Dame team thought he did a fine job. After the game they decided his play should not go without reward so a Notre Dame player approached the Kelowna dressing room. “I was getting undressed and the coach told me to come over,” said Bobyn. “Their player was there and he said they thought I was an all-star for stepping up. I was pretty happy. It was really

classy of their team.” A longtime minor hockey coach, Popoff said it was a moment that made him proud to be involved in the game. “It sure made me proud of our game,” said Popoff. “For Sam to go in there and put on wet gear that was twice as big and he does his best…and then for the other kid to come over do what he did, I was so proud.”

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Minor Hockey Week JANUARY 16th - 22nd

Competition and will to win evident in house league play

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Minor Hockey Week JANUARY 16th - 22nd

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Skills, skills and more skills. Put your kid in minor hockey and that’s what you can expect. Starting at the earliest levels, Kelowna Minor Hockey, along with minor hockey associations across the Okanagan, have put the focus on developing the core skills of the game: Skating, passing, stick-handling and shooting. Some organizations have embraced Hockey Canada’s model of skill development more than others. In Kelowna, the association has bought in right from the get-go. “It’s all about skill development,” said Kelowna Minor Hockey head coach Trevor Erhardt. “We break the ice up into five or six skill stations and ideally we’d like a coach at each of those stations. Then we end every session off with a game.” While skills sessions continue to the highest levels the focus on skills is at its highest in the youngest years of minor hockey, at age five and six when kids first hit the ice. To keep it fun, game stations are included such as follow the leader and soccer, interspersed with stations on shooting, passing, skating and stickhandling. “It has to be fun, that’s one of the main things we want,” said Erhardt. After two years at the initiation level, kids graduate up to novice for

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ages seven and eight. It’s the first year where kids will see an actual game as halfway through the season teams will play half-ice games. It’s also the first time kids are tiered into two different levels, keeping kids with similar skill sets skating together. “The thought process was to split them up into two groups of similar skill levels,” said Corrine Reid, KMHA director of hockey operations. “We’ve gotten mixed reviews. There are people who really love and there are people that are concerned that if their kids end up in the second group that they might not advance as far. But we’ve seen great skill development in those divisions.” After moving up from initiation, players hit the atom level. The atom level features four atom development teams. These teams are not considered rep teams but act as a precursor to the

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‘Healthy’ battle between Rockets pipes is good news for the team Warren Henderson STAFF REPORTER

KELOWNA OWLS centre Braxston Bunce (right) battles through some physical defence from St. Andrew’s Kalusha Ndoumbe Ngollo to hoist a shot in the paint during the Snowball championship game on Saturday in Abbotsford.


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Harry Parmar called it a case of “men playing against boys.” The KSS Owls’ head coach watched his team meet its match—and more—in the championship final of the Snowball Classic boys basketball tournament. The St.Andrews Saints from Barrington, Rhode Island overwhelmed B.C.’s No. 1-ranked team 77-56 on Saturday night at Abbotsford Collegiate, ending the Owls’ 15game winning streak. “They had three starters who were 6-foot-8, and their athleticism was just off the charts,” Parmar said of the Saints. “They were big, tall, fast…they did everything well. “Our compete level was there. They were just better than us.” Point guard Mitch Goodwin had 24 points in a losing cause for the Owls, while big man, centre Braxston Bunce, managed 11 points and 11 boards in a game KSS

Mitch Goodwin trailed from start to finish. It was a stark awakening for the Owls who had cruised through the first two games of the Snowball Classic with wins over G.W. Graham and W.J. Mouat, and hadn’t lost a game since early December. On the upside, the Owls won’t have to face a team of St. Andrews’ calibre for the rest of the season in their quest for a provincial title. Still, Parmar said his squad needs to learn from the experience and use it as motivation over the final two months of the campaign. “It was a bit of a humbling experience for us, they were very good, but

at the same time we’re not happy about it,” Parmar added. “It’s a reality check and a reminder we need to be better, both offensively and defensively. With the best teams in B.C., there’s not that much of a difference at the top, so we really need to keep improving.” In the tournament opener, Bunce had 27 points and 10 boards in an 83-71 win over Graham. Goodwin had 22, with Buzz Truss adding 11 points. In the semis, Goodwin racked up 37 points as the Owls rolled Mouat 88-46. Truss had 11 points, and Bunce added 10 and 13 rebounds. The Owls resume league action this week with games against Boucherie and Salmon Arm. KSS will host the Western Canada Basketball Tournament Feb. 2 to 4. Other teams competing include Pitt Meadows, Tamanawis, Kitsilano and Edmonton Harry Ainlay, the No. 1 ranked team from Alberta.



Before the 2011-12 campaign began, many were touting Adam Brown and Jordon Cooke as potentially the best goaltending duo in the Western Hockey League Halfway through January, that assessment doesn’t look to be all that far off the mark. Over the last two weeks, the Kelowna Rockets’ tandem has graduated from steady to spectacular as the WHL club won four of six games on a recent road trip. Brown, 20, and Cooke, 18, have been taking turns at stymying opponents. On Saturday in Vancouver—with the Rockets offering little offensively—Brown was stellar, making 36 saves in a 4-3 win over the Giants. One night later in Everett, Cooke turned aside 39 shots and three more in the shootout in a 3-2 win over the Silvertips. Rockets head coach Ryan Huska said while Cooke has been in good form since the early stages of the season, the emergence of Brown over the last few weeks gives the club some added stability in goal. “I think the strength of our goaltending has really been showing for sure,” said Huska. “I think it’s maybe shown up in Adam’s case a little more lately. Adam wasn’t winning us the games early,


ROCKETS goaltender Jordon Cooke gets set to make a save off Everett’s Ryan Murray in Kelowna’s 4-3 shoot-out win on Sunday night. but he’s turned it around and is playing well. “Jordon has been pretty strong for us all along, so when you have both guys going, it’s great for our hockey club. They’re winning games for us.” Huska’s only quandary in goal right now might be finding enough minutes to satisfy both Brown and Cooke. Still, it’s a nice problem for a head coach to have. “It’s a healthy competition right now, one guy playing off the other,” Huska said. “They’re good friends, they both want to see each other do well. But at the same time, they both want to be the guy. That’s what you want to see.” After a lengthy and taxing road trip, the Rockets will have a chance to settle in at Prospera Place

where they’ll open a fivegame home stand Wednesday against the Everett Silvertips. Huska said the Rockets hope to build on the progress the team has made so far in 2012— five wins in the last eight games. “I think it’s chance for us to recharge and refocus,” said Huska. “There’s been a lot of travel involved lately, and the guys need to take it on themselves to recover properly, get the rest they need, and be ready to go for an important stretch of home games. “We’ve made some progress here and now we have a chance to separate ourselves a little more

from the teams below us in the standings.” The Rockets (19-212-3) are currently sixth in the Western Conference, 10 points ahead of Seattle and Victoria, and seven back of fifth-place Spokane. Kelowna will host Lethbridge Friday and the Vancouver Giants on Saturday.

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Warriors keep playoff hopes alive with pair of weekend wins With little room left for losses, the Westside Warriors kept its BCHL playoff hopes alive on the weekend, winning twice against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks and stretching its modest winning streak to three games. The Warriors shutout Salmon Arm 4-0 on Friday night before doubling the Silverbacks 6-3 on Sunday, winning both games in front of appreciative home crowds at Royal LePage Place. Travis Blanleil did most of the damage offensively for the Warriors, scoring three times in Sunday’s win as the Warriors improved to 14-19-1-5. “The one thing that impressed

me the most over the weekend was our guys were playing for each other and playing for the team,” said Warriors coach Rylan Ferster. “I’ve liked the way we’ve played these last three games.” The win moved the Warriors 10 points behind Chilliwack for the final playoff position in the BCHL Interior. Of the club’s remaining 21 games, six are against the Chiefs, meaning the playoffs can’t be ruled out just yet. Westside begins a stretch of six games in 10 days against Interior Conference teams ahead of them in the standings on Wednesday when they travel to Merritt to play the second place Centennials. This week-





end the Warriors play in Penticton Friday, home to Vernon Saturday and in Chilliwack on Sunday. Ferster admits they need to go on a big run to close the gap on the teams above them but he isn’t ruling anything out just yet. “We are still trying to climb in the standings,” he said. “Until you are mathematically eliminated there is still a chance. We went through so much adversity early in the season with being banged up and trying to sort out our goaltending issues, it’s taken us a long time to get going.” “But we have some really young, skilled guys here and it’s been fun lately,” Ferster said.


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Ryan Huska staff for the 2011 WJV in Buffalo, and on the WHL bench earlier this season for the Subway Super Series against the Russians. The CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game festivities Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 in Kelowna will feature two members of the Kelowna Rockets: Forward Colton Sissons and defenceman Damon Severson.

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Heat come up short in Brandon The UBC Okanagan Heat volleyball squads will play their first Canada West home matches since early November when the University of Alberta comes calling this weekend. The Heat women will take on the No. 2-ranked Pandas on Friday and Saturday nights at the Kelowna campus beginning at 6 p.m. The UBCO men will battle the third-ranked Golden Bears, starting both nights at 8. Both Heat teams are in need of a boost as their playoff aspirations in their first ever CIS season continue to fade. The UBCO men and women each dropped two matches over the weekend at the University of Brandon. In men’s play Friday, the Bobcats rolled to a 3-1 win (24-26, 25-15, 25-12, 25-17). “Not enough of our hitters could maintain the focus needed to push the Bobcats (Friday),” said Heat coach Greg Poitras. Outside hitter Nate Speijer finished with a team-high 15 kills and picked up nine digs. On Saturday, Speijer

had his best three-set match of the season, finishing with 19 kills and six digs but it wasn’t enough as Brandon swept to a 3-0 win (25-18, 25-23, 25-22), the Heat’s ninth straight loss. “We played better than we did (Friday),” observed Heat head coach Greg Poitras. “They were two to three plays better than us per set. We blew two decent leads in the first and second sets.” Preston Tucker had a match-high 30 set assists for the Heat Saturday. Greg Niemantsverdriet started the match as a libero and, after moving over to an outside hitting position was very efficient, making five kills out of nine attempts. The Heat are now 3-9 on the Canada West season. In women’s play Friday, Brandon swept the Heat in straight sets (2518, 25-18, 25-23). Kendra Wayling stepped into the setter role, replacing the injured Chandler Proch and recorded 24 assists. Fourth-year outside hitter Alex Basso had a team-high 10 kills for the Heat while libero Kailin A25


UBCO veterans Mark Broome (left) and Nate Speijer will lead the Heat into Canada West volleyball action this weekend at home to the University of Alberta. Jones added 10 digs. “Brandon played a very consistent match and made us earn every point,” said UBC Okanagan bench boss Steve Manuel. “We played well at times but struggled with untimely errors. It took us a while to get into a groove with our new lineup but we were finally playing well by the third set. Kendra Wayling is beginning to settle into her new role

as the starting setter.” On Saturday, the Heat pushed the Bobcats to the limit but succumbed 3-2 (25-17, 25-23, 21-25, 1825, 17-15). Myrte Schon and Alex Basso had 13 kills each, while Katy Klomps had nine kills and eight blocks. The Heat are now 2-10 on the season with eight matches remaining.


Ok Rockets among top three in league Don’t look now but the Okanagan Rockets have moved into the top three in the B.C. Major Midget League thanks to a perfect record so far in 2012. The Rockets extended their winning streak to five games with a pair of wins over the Fraser Valley Bruins in Coquitlam on the weekend, beating the Bruins 8-1 on Saturday and 4-3 on Sunday. The Kelowna-based team nearly let a 3-0 lead slip away on Sunday but a goal by Colton Thibault late in the game snapped a 3-3 tie and kept the Rockets win streak alive. “I really credit Fraser Valley, it would have been easy for them to quit on Sunday, but they kept

pushing and managed to turn the game in their favour,” said Rockets head coach James Eccles. “In saying that, I’m proud of the way we battled back to salvage the win. It showed some good character.” The win pushed the Rockets winning streak to five straight where they have outscored their opposition 33-10. They now sit and in a 3rd place tie with the Vancouver North East Chiefs, five points out of second place. Also scoring for the Rockets on Sunday were Parker Bowles with his team leading 25th, Harlan Orr (19th) and Mat Lambert (12th). Brenden Mills continued a strong trend in

goal for the Rockets stopping 25 of 28, including a few clutch saves with game tied. The win was Mills’ 9th of season. On Saturday Bowles scored twice while Orr, Lambert, Brett Mennear, Mitchell Cook, Cortlan Procter and Brendan Wagner also scored. Harrison Whitlock was sharp in the contest picking up his 5th win the season stopping 21 of 22 Bruins shots. The Rockets now have their second and final byeweekend. They return to action on Jan. 28 at the Capital News Centre in the first game of a home and home with the Thompson Blazers.

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Heat drop pair to TWU The UBC Okanagan Heat put up a fight but came away empty-handed in back-to-back games against Trinity Western in Canada West women’s basketball action. On Friday at the Kelowna campus, the Heat rallied with a solid fourth quarter but fell short 7369 to the Spartans. Roz Huber, who re-

turned after missing one game with an injury, led the Heat with 25 points and eight rebounds. Madison Kaneda and Angela White each added 10 points for the Heat who, despite the occasional letdown, drew praise from their head coach. “My girls just play with heart. They get on the role of doing things right,


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its just those dips when things don’t go right,” said Heather Semeniuk. “The turnovers hurt us and we weren’t getting those second chances. We were also settling for some shots and missing some free throws that we shouldn’t have. Overall, I think they did great.” On Saturday, the Spartans tightened up defensively and downed a fatigued Heat squad 63-50. “I think we were a little tired. We gave a lot of time out to our starters (Friday) so they didn’t have that spunk and that energy that we needed,” said Heather Semeniuk. Guard Madison Kaneda was the only member of the Heat to shoot in the double digits Saturday, scoring 10 points and grabbing four rebounds. For the first time this season Huber failed to reach double digits in scoring, as she and Audrey Siebert-Timmer each had eight points. Next up for the Heat (2-8) is the No. 5 University of Saskatchewan Huskies Friday night in Saskatoon. “Saskatchewan will be a tough match-up, they’ve got some big kids,” Semeniuk added. “They’re a seasoned team and they know the business to expect in CIS so it’ll be a hard road trip there.” On Saturday, UBCO will be in Edmonton to battle the No. 6 Alberta Pandas.

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Spartans take 2 from Heat The UBC Okanagan Heat couldn’t hold court at home and went down to defeat twice at the hands of Trinity Western in Canada West men’s basketball action. On Friday, Yassine Ghomari’s 33 points and nine-rebound effort wasn’t enough as the Spartans held off the Heat for an 83-77 win. Simon Pelland added 23 in the loss, while 6-foot-8 post Kyle Coston led TWU with 20. “Second chance

points were a key factor in (Friday’s) loss,” said Heat assistant Matt Heyworth. “I think they had way too many in the first half; they probably had a dozen and it’s too many. “We did what we wanted on defense and made them play in their half court but you can only give them one chance.” On Saturday, the Spartans cranked it up a notch and took down the Heat 83-56. The Heat struggled on both ends of the floor, and

were unable to find any offensive rhythm as they committed 25 turnovers against a stifling TWU defense. “We had some guys banged up,” said UBCO coach Darren Semeniuk. “Iain Con tried to play the first couple of shifts and then was done for the night. It was one of those nights where we really needed to have things going our way to keep our energy up and it didn’t happen. Our energy got low, they took advantage

of it and we stopped making basketball plays.” UBC Okanagan was led in scoring by point guard Bret Macdonald who had 16 points and seven rebounds. Simon Pelland added 12 points for the Heat who slip to 2-8 on the season. UBCO faces a tough weekend on the road as they visit the No. 4 University of Saskatchewan Huskies on Friday in Saskatoon, and the No. 8 Alberta Golden Bears Saturday in Edmonton.


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The Kelowna Chiefs downed the hometown Sicamous Eagles 4-2 on Saturday night to earn a split of weekend games in KIJHL action. Captain Dane Rupert netted a pair of goals in the win, while Landon Andrusiak and Phil Bamber each added two assists. Matt Hill and Scott Renner also scored for the Chiefs. On Friday night at Rutland Arena, Kelowna went down to defeat 7-4 at the hands of the Okanagan Division-leading Princeton Posse. Brent Lashuk netted a pair in the loss, with Phil Bamber and Kyle Clerke scoring the others for the Chiefs. The Chiefs were without goalie Tyler O’Donnell for

both weekend games due to an injury. Connor Wilkinson was between the pipes for both matches. Chris Turner (Kelowna midget tier 1) and Steven Woods (Winfield midgets) served as back-up goalies for Kelowna. The Chiefs (21-17-0-3) are tied for fourth spot with Penticton in the very tight Okanagan Division, three points back of first-place Princeton and two behind Osoyoos. Kelowna returns to action Friday in Revelstoke. The next home action for the Chiefs is Saturday at Rutland Arena against the league-leading Beaver Valley Nitehawks (32-6-0-2).

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“Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination.” —Fitzhugh Dodson


hile many people recommit to getting physically healthier after the holidays, it’s just as a good a time to start a career wellness program. What shape is your career in these days? Physical fitness programs work best with clearly defined goals and concrete milestones of achievement so that progress can be measured and celebrated. Career-minded people use the same approach. It’s a great way to build professional strength and take charge of your own performance. The first step is to take stock of where you are right now. Are you happy with where your career is today? Is this where you expected to be at this point in your life? It’s a bit like stepping on the scales before embarking on a weight loss program (scary perhaps but a necessary reality check). If you discover that you are pleased with how things are and feel satisfied with what you’ve accomplished in your career, that’s great. You’re on the right track, just keep that momentum going. On the other hand, if you can clearly see that some changes are needed take some time to figure out what your next step should be. Consider where you want to be a year from now. Or if you’re a long term thinker, consider three or five years in the future. Try to picture your work life as you want it to be. Once you’ve created a clear vision, you need a strategy to get yourself there. That plan needs to be supported with specific goals that you can measure and realistically achieve within a defined timeframe. Just like a good physical fitness program that is customized to target areas for improvement, your career wellness plan needs to be designed to include the

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kinds of activities that will generate the results you want to see. You also need to decide whether you will be working on your career goals with your current employer or looking for a different one that may be a

better fit for you. If you choose to stay with your current employer, then why not have a frank discussion with your boss about how you can grow with the organization? Explore what kind of support you can get from them. Perhaps there is financial support for training, or different work opportunities that would help you to develop or hone new skills. Or, if you feel that a change in employers is necessary to bring you closer to your career goals, you will need to adopt a job search mindset. By that I mean researching your options and ensuring your qualifications are up to date and competitive. By the way, it’s acceptable to do this while working for your current employer, just be discreet about it (i.e.: Don’t do it on company time) and don’t let your work performance slip, even if you’re heart’s not in it anymore. Whatever path you choose, successfully building a feeling of wellness and personal pride in your work life is not a passive act. Creating career satisfaction requires effort. Just like getting and staying physically fit, it takes discipline, persistence and patience. My recommendation is to embrace the New Year’s sense of renewal and rise to the challenge of living a healthier life going forward—at work and at play—by setting goals and taking action for positive change. Laurie Mills is a certified executive coach and human resource professional. Her company is Lighthouse Professional Development Consulting Services. 250-869-7523


Volunteer event director sought The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is currently seeking dedicated, community-minded, volunteers to plan and execute the 21st annual Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure on Sunday, Sept. 30, in Kelowna. The Kelowna volunteer organizing committee is led by two co-run directors who oversee all aspects of the event’s planning. “I am proud to belong to the caring and supportive community of Kelowna that rallied behind the Run for the Cure and gave to the breast cancer cause so generously,” said Barb Hoy, current volunteer co-run director for the Kelowna Run For The Cure.

“Not everyone can say that what they do makes a difference in people’s lives, but I am a part of something that really does. Helping organize the Kelowna Run for the Cure has been a fantastic experience and I have enjoyed every minute.” The CIBC Run for the Cure funds raised go toward supporting breast cancer research, education and awareness. In Nanaimo alone, more than $217,000 was raised in 2011 by 1,100 participants. Those interested in volunteering or who would like more information can visit The application deadline is Thursday, Jan. 19.

hen I began my recent visit with Zena Tucker in her Enterprise Floral Studio, I was quickly counselled that “it’s not the typical flower shop.” Tucker told me her floral design location often overflows with wildly imaginative flower arrangements and gifts that are truly in a class all their own. So let’s discover her story and her world this week together. Zena was born in the United Kingdom seaport city of Portsmouth to a family of non-entrepreneurial parents, along with two brothers. After high school, she entered a three-year college program with the idea that perhaps she would embark on a career as a corporate executive assistant. After college, Zena worked for about a year in a family business to expose herself to the game of the business world. During 1986-87, she was exposed to a florist shop operated by friends of her family, and from that point her interest in floral design escalated rapidly. For a diversion to a career journey, Zena said she worked as a secretary for about two years up to 1989. During this period she met her future husband Kevin, who was in the British Navy based out of the Portsmouth seaport area. The couple married and by1990. After starting a family of two kids, Kevin was transferred to Norway on two occasions. In 1995, the family returned to Portsmouth and by 2005, the draw to emigrate to Canada became obvious to the couple. Tucker already had close family ties to the Okanagan and had previously visited the region on occasion which made moving to our” special place on earth” that more defined. In the early stages of 2005, her husband explored other work environments while Zena gravitated to her early stage love of floral design when she was able to discover the store she now owns and operates needed someone of her


Joel Young design skills. By 2006, the owners of the floral store, a business that in total had been in operation in Kelowna through various owners for some 20 years, was ready to exit and sell the business. Zena and Kevin dwelled on the opportunity before them and, in relatively short order, the decision was made for she to realize her dream of becoming a floral design entrepreneur. As a sidebar, Kevin worked for a personnel firm for a short while exercising his degree background in education and training. In 2008, a wonderful career opportunity came his way when he was able to obtain a position with the Disney Online Studio corporation as human resource director for the Okanagan studio location and its 300plus staff. Now we have both husband and wife in entrepreneurial roles that they love and enjoy—Ze-

na, exercising her floral design creativity and Kevin behaving entrepreneurially within the human resources field. How good is that! When I queried Zena later in our visit about her feelings of personal change since becoming truly a Canadian entrepreneur, she replied: “Entrepreneurship is not for the feint of heart.” When fellow venture owners speak together, it often becomes tales of war stories, the difficulty of keeping things going, unreasonable transactions or the occasional bad debt. But problems shared are often problems shared, she added and in this context the realization that she is not alone in the entrepreneurial world - is comforting to her. But for Zena, this talented, enthusiastic floral designer of more than 20 years, is proud to call the Enterprise Flower Studio on Enterprise in Kelowna her own. She and her husband, when he is able to offer her some spare time, find their knowledge, experience and characteristics dovetail nicely together to blend creativity with organization and discipline. Zena has up to six

part-time staff, is connected to Teleflora so she can offer floral gifts broadly and reminded me that Kevin is her calm and strength in any storm and her floral venture wouldn’t mean the same without her talented, dedicated devoted employee team. When I asked Zena about her marketing strategy, she said that new approaches to broaden her customer base are underway as she seeks more time to enjoy life and enhance the floral design beauty she delivers into people’s lives. I highly recommend that you visit Enterprise Flower Studio ( on Enterprise Way in Kelowna and let the creativity and innovation of Zena and her team meet you at every glance and awaken all your senses. What a joy for me to experience someone who loves what they do as entrepreneurs and who chooses not to sacrifice their creative nature to assure their customers, get the best of their ability and capability. Joel Young is founder, Okanagan Valley Entrepreneurs Society.


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CARLSON, NORMA LILLIAN October 22, 1926 - January 11, 2012 In the quite morning hours of January 11th, Norma Lillian Carlson went to be with her Lord and Savior at the age of 85 at the U of A Hospital in Edmonton. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmoher, great grandmother, aunt, sister and friend. She was predeceased by her husband Clifford Carlson her daughter Wendy Shultz and granddaughter Leanne Shultz. She will be greatly missed by her children Sherry (Larry Hart), Cathy (Dale Babb), Gordon Carlson (Elvira), Gina (Darcy Wilkie) along with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. In Norma’s life her greatest joy was spending time with her children, their families and friends. To honor her life amemorial service will be held on January 19, 2012 @ 1:00pm at the Powers Creek Community Church, West Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Kelowna General Hospital palliative care or the cancer lodge. Special thanks to Dr. Banwell and Staff.

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DUNCALFE, NEWTON W. Passed away on January 5, 2012 at the age of 94. Survived by his daughter Lynne (Doug) Werry of Kelowna, son Rae (Myrt) Duncalfe of Kelowna, four grand-children and twelve great grand children, sisters-in-law Lorna Fulford of Kelowna, Beth Duncalfe of Gilbert Plains, Manitoba. Sadly predeceased by his wife Edna in January 1998. A Private family service will be held. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting, 250-860-7077.

SAMSOM, JOHANNA ALIDA Passed away on Friday, January 13, 2012 at the age of 79. Survived by her loving family, four sons: Anthony (Susan) of Calgary and their children Michael and James, Nicolas (Penney) of Kelowna and their children Nicole (Wayne), Cara (Jerrod) and Leah, Douglas (Kathy) of Winfield and their children Christopher, Stephanie and Emily, Ronald (Karen) of New Zealand and their son Riley; brother Nick Imthorn (Nancy) of Kelowna; sister Arina Elyzen of Kelowna; sister-in-law Lareine Imthorn of Kelowna; nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband Harm and brother Henry. Johanna will be dearly missed by all her family and friends. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, January 19th at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC with interment to follow in the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial 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 250-860-7077.

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March 3, 1932 – January 6, 2012 It is with a heavy heart we announce the passing of Joan, a sister, mother and grandmother who has left us peacefully with dignity and respect. She will be deeply missed by her sister Ann Mortimer C.M. of Newmarket, Ont., a son Bill, daughters Linda, Leanne (Willy) and Leslie along with eight grandchildren and two nephews. Mom was predeceased by her parents Tom and Evelyn Goulding of Colborne, Ontario. Mom courageously fought many medical difficulties over the past few years and was determined each time to prevail. For all those who knew Mom, she was a handful at the best of times, spontaneous and mischievous and kept everyone around her on their toes. The family would like to thank everyone at Sun Pointe Village who truly made it Mom’s home. Their dedication and compassion will never be forgotten. We have had the privilege of working along side some very special care aides. Our journey with Mom would not have been possible without the assistance of Dr. Penney. We are truly thankful for his help and advice over the past many years. We leave Mom with her “Angels” …off on her next adventure, enjoying the sunshine, eating her ice cream and shopping somewhere. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Arrangements in care of First Memorial Funeral Services, (250) 762-2299.

ARTICO, LUISA LINA November 16, 1923 – January 11, 2012 Went to be with the Lord on January 11, 2012 at the age of 88. She passed away suddenly and peacefully. She is survived by her loving niece, Caterina (Fabio), nephew Lorenzo (predeceased by Dawn), brother-inlaw, Ugo and brother Antonio and family. Her memory will live on in five beautiful grandchildren, Isabella, Selena, Matteo, Maria and Christina. She also leaves behind family in Quebec, USA, Italy, Australia, Brazil and Argentina and many beloved friends. Luisa was well known and loved in both her church and Lake Country. Her strong faith in God was reflected in her sense of peace and compassion towards others and her life time supporting and helping those around her. Most notable after the death of her sister, Luisa helped raise her niece and nephew. Luisa’s gift to us was her sense of grace, selflessness and integrity. We thank you for being part of our lives. The funeral mass will be held 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 19, 2012 at Saint Edwards Parish in Winfield, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

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BENTLEY, DONALD Passed away peacefully January 13th 2012 at Central Okanagan Hospice House in Kelowna, BC. Don was born in Edmonton, the son of Jim and Marion Bentley on August 24th 1937. After receiving his B.Sc. in Edmonton, Don trained as a meteorologist with the Department of Transport. He was stationed as a weather forecaster in Thunder Bay, Winnipeg, Whitehorse and Edmonton. Later, he was posted in Germany and the US, where he served as an officer with the Canadian Air Force. When Don retired from Environment Canada in 1980, he married Angela and returned to farming in the Edmonton area. In 1997, they would further enjoy retirement with a move to Kelowna, BC. Don embraced life as it presented itself, sharing his passion with airplanes and a lifelong love of flying. He didn’t just have dreams, he lived them. Don is predeceased by his parents and will be dearly missed by his wife Angela and her three sons: Bobbie (Pamela) of Guelph, Ontario, Jim and Clark Seeber of Edmonton and brothers-in-law: Klaus Langbein (Kati) and Uwe Geyer (Uta) of Germany. He also leaves behind three sisters: Linda (John Chalmers) and Ila (David Scott) of Edmonton, and Merle (Ken Kew) of Florida as well as many nieces, nephews and grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Don’s life will be held at St. Paul’s United, 3131 Lakeshore Rd., Kelowna, Friday, January 20th at 1:00 pm. The family would like to take this opportunity to recognize the loving care of Dr. Livingston and the staff of Hospice House. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Central Okanagan Hospice House, 2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 2Z6, or to a charity of one’s choice. A graveside service will be held at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Edmonton, Alberta, on a date to be announced later. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting, 250-860-7077.


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Education/Trade Schools

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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.


Peer Support Team LeadWe are looking for a professional experienced with group facilitation to provide support and training to people dealing with mental illness, including volunteers. Excellent communication and administration skills required. Please visit our website for more information

3rd or 4th apprentice or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanics with their Red Seal and CVIP License to work in Red Deer & Hinton.

S. Sundher Orchard Ltd. 4381 Old Vernon Rd, Kelowna, BC Looking for farm worker, $9.56hr up to 40hrs/wk 6days. Apple pruning, thinning, picking, cherry picking/sorting. Ellison, Glenmore, Rutland area. 250-765-5267, Feb.15- Dec.15 davesand

Please call 250-718-3330 or Fax: 1-888-679-0759

Income Opportunity


For more information or send your resume & current drivers abstract to: Inwood Trucking Ltd. Quesnel, BC has an immediate opening for a Truck and Trailer Mechanic. Must be able to work on logging trucks and work afternoon shift. Competitive wage and benefit package. Experience an asset. Please reply via fax to (250)992-6853 or email at KARMJIT GILL ORCHARDS looking for Seasonal Workers in Kelowna. Pruning, Thinning & Picking. $9.56/hr 40hrswk. Piece work. March - Oct 30. Call (250)-860-9737

Logging Contractors & Truckers The Teal Jones Group is looking for Stump to Dump Logging Contractors to work in the Fraser Valley area. The total cut is 150,000m3/year. We are also looking for Owner / Operator Logging Truck Drivers for work in the Fraser Valley area. Interested parties can forward a resume or contact April Choquette Phone: 604-587-8700 Fax: 604-581-4104 Email: achoquette Website: North Okanagan Sawmill is looking to hire production workers. For the right individual we offer competitive wages along with a comprehensive benefit package. Please fax resume to 250-838-9637.

Nursing Practice Advisor


The College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia has an exciting opportunity for a fulltime Nursing Practice Advisor within the Interior Practice team. Working out of a home-based office in the Okanagan, you’ll work with nurses in different roles, varied practice settings and a range of communities in Okanagan. Your primary role is to assist nurses through education and consultation to apply the CRNBC Standards of Practice in their practice. If you thrive in an autonomous environment with the freedom to plan your own day, this could be the job for you. CRNBC is the regulatory body for more than 39,000 registered nurses, nurse practitioners and licensed graduate nurses in British Columbia. Deadline for applications is Feb. 3, 2012. For more information about this position, including how to apply, visit

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EARN EXTRA Cash! - P/T, F/T Immediate openings. Easy computer work, others positions are available. Can be done from home. No experience needed. HOME BASED Business. We need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training.

Medical/Dental M.I.C.s GROUP of Health Services, Matheson - Iroquois Falls - Cochrane. (View job ad at Fax: 705-258-2645. DIETITIAN (Full-time position). This position will be based at Bingham Memorial Hospital (Matheson, ON), and will provide Clinical Nutrition services and Diabetes Program and long-term care services. Must hold a Bachelor Degree in Dietetics, have successfully completed an accredited internship program and be eligible for membership in the College of Dietitians of Ontario. Excellent salary, employee benefits. Traveling compensation package and a signing bonus is available. M.I.C.s GROUP of Health Services (View job ad at Fax: 705-258-2645. Pharmacist: Permanent Full Time ($120,000-$150,000 + benefits) The Pharmacist directs clinical support for three hospital sites within MICs. Qualifications: Degree in Pharmacy (BScPhm, PharmD). Licensed with the Ontario College of Pharmacy. Recent/ current acute care/hospital pharmacy experience.

Teachers GPRC, FAIRVIEW Campus (located in the heart of Alberta’s Peace Country in northwestern Alberta) requires an Animal Health Instructor (DVM) to commence immediately. Visit our website at


Trades, Technical FLAT ROOFERS

Mid-City Roofing based in Kamloops B.C. requires experienced Flat Roofers. BUR, torch, singleply (TPO & PVC). Minimum 5 yrs experience. Lots of work, commercial & industrial projects.

Call:1.250.376.7663 or Fax: (1).250.376.2424 or E-mail:

Floor Refinishing/ Installations

Professional Sanding & Finishing. Dustless Sanding System. Supply & Install of all ly atural 250-470-7406 N The Best types of Hardwood.

A world-class strand board (OSB) facility near Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan is in full operation and is actively seeking a qualified

Mechanical Team Leader Responsible for the direction and supervision of the activities of the mechanical maintenance team with the objective of maximizing equipment avail. and uptime at minimum cost. In addition this position will focus on continuous improvement initiatives to optimize maintenance functions. QUALIFICATIONS: ·Millwright cert. with a provincial or inter-provincial ticket or equivalent training ·Experience working with hydraulic systems. ·Extensive supervisory exp. in an industrial production environment. ·Exc. interpersonal skills. ·Familiar with computerized maintenance systems. ·Good working knowledge of OSB manufacturing, continuous process operations, large industrial machinery, and 24-hour operations.

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Merchandise for Sale




ARE YOU EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DISTRESS? Relief is only a call away! Call 250-979-4357 to set up your FREE consultation in Kelowna Donna Mihalcheon CA,CIRP BDO Canada Limited Trustee in Bankruptcy, #200 -1628 Dickson Avenue, Kelowna, BC. V1Y 9X1 GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161. M O N E Y P R OV I D E R . C O M . $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660. PAWN SHOP Online: Get cash fast! Sell or get a loan for your watch, jewelry, gold, diamonds, art or collectibles from home! Toll-Free: 1-888435-7870. Online: REDUCE DEBT by up to 70% Avoid bankruptcy. Free consultation. BBB accredited. 250-860-1653

PESL DRYWALL Service Inc. Renovations, new construction and repairs. Boarding, taping, textured ceilings. Call Tomas at 250-212-4483 or 860-3495. Quality Taping & Ceiling Texture Small - Med. jobs. 23yrs Exp. Call Jeff 250-869-9583

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.

NEW Dark Oak Hardwood Flooring, 3/4”, 200sqft. $2.50/sqft. 250-766-3814.

Home Care

NEED a hand inside or out from painting to yard work. 250-215-1712, 250-768-5032


Heat, Air, Refrig.

VERY Quiet retired gelding seeks place to live & or to be a companion horse. 764-7114

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

Legal Services and submit your resume by January 25, 2012.

Work Wanted EXPERIENCED Pruner available. Call 250-765-6614


Alterations/ Dressmaking For all your low cost alterations, LEWIS FASHION will get them done 250-681-4474

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 MAGIC HANDS! Full body relaxation. Lessons & prostate massage avail. Ladies & Men. 20 yrs. exp. 250-801-8079 THAI Massage. Totally relax & energize your body & mind. Call 250-801-7188

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Garage Door Services

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Contractors 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

Countertops REFACE Countertops. 1/2 the Cost of Replacing. Granite & Corian Designs. 470-2235.

Rubbish Removal JUNK Santa, takes away your old toys. Best rates. Call 250469-3275

Snowclearing SNOW Removal, sanding, comm.lots/acreage.Tremblay’s Excavating. 250-979-8033

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

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


Pets & Livestock

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

Home Improvements Home



Basements and Kitchens. Large or Small Projects. Call 250-808-5339 for more details.

OLD SCHOOL Construction. Interior renovation specialist. Done right the first time. Lic & ins. Sen. discount. Cory Doell 250-862-7094 RENOVATING? DEMOLITION Specialists. We can prep for your trades for less. Walls, ceilings, flooring, more. Insured 778 478 7276

Home Repairs

Computer Services

Workshops & Events

ACCREDITED Strong Roots Flooring Inc. BBB Lic’d & Ins’d. Floor Refinishing, supply and install of flooring & custom wood products. Rick 250-8087668 or

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 M.RIOPEL Home Repairs Painting, carpentry, drywall, flooring etc. (250)-300-6512

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

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Floor Refinishing/ Installations

Cleaning Services

Health Products

A EUROPEAN massage, Kim is back from Jan 12- Jan 20. Days or Evenings. 604-7933832

Electrical 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)

#1 Affordable Quality House Cleaning. Exc ref’s & rates. Wkly/Bi-weekly. 250-575-4001 #1 NU-MAID Cleaning “Making U House Proud”! Professional. Reliable. 250-215-1073 BEST Quality Cleaning Reliable, bonded, ins’d. Comm, Strata,Rest/ Med./Dental/Offices Move in/out 250-868-7224 CLEANING Lady, 25yrs exp., New Clients Winter rate $18/hr Quality work. 250-470-9629 CLEANING Lady, reliable and friendly, Please leave message 250-860-6179 CLEANING- weekly/ biweekly, residential. Organizing. Elderly Welcome. Call 250-448-1786 DREAM CLEAN. Professional, Honest, Reliable, Detailed, Meeting all your cleaning needs. 250-862-7565

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

Misc Services GUARANTEED Best Quality Knife sharpening in town! Most knives done while you wait. Mention this ad & get 10% off Come and see us @ Precision Sharp 1171 Gordon Dr.

Moving & Storage AAA Best Rates Moving $59+. FLAT Rates long dist. Weekly trips BC/AB. 250-861-3400 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 ACE of Trades Painting. Quality workmanship. Fully ins’d. Free est. 250-878-5540 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 RADAS Custom Painting. 24 yrs exp., Prof. and Clean. Call Rada (250)863-7606 Call TJ (250)808-5555

Feed & Hay 800 lb round bales: this years grass hay $50./bale, last years grass hay $25./bale. Shavings & Sawdust available 250-804-6720 EXCELLENT Quality grass hay and grass alfalfa mix hay. No rain barn stored $5-$8 bale. Straw $5 bale. Whole barley .12lb 250-835-4748 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. McLeery Ranch, Alfalfa/Alfalfa Grass $7., Haylage $45., Dry Rounds $50., Feeder Hay $25. 1- 250-546-0420

Pets 4 CUTE MIN PIN PUPS. Tails & Nails done. 3 to 8 lbs. Black $450 250-763-4056 ADORABLE Shih Tzu x puppies. First shots, vet checked, family raised. Born November 16. Ready to go. 250-542-3077 250-862-7763

ADORABLE Shih Tzu x puppies. First shots, vet checked, family raised. Born November 16. Ready to go. 250-5423077 250-862-7763 BEAUTIFUL English Springer Pup’s. Ready June ‘12. CKC RED. Pure Bred. $1200 250575-4001 Bichon-Shih-tzu pups, males only, avail immed, litter trained, 1st shots, dewormed, 250-517-7579. Black lab X Corgy pups, 1st shots, amazing temperament $250.ea. obo. 250-547-9206

Merchandise for Sale

$100 & Under 11cu’ RCA custom upright deep freeze, good condition, $90. 250-763-3642 PAIR of Swivel Rockers, Teal, Great Condition, $75. 250763-3495

$200 & Under 18cu’ Westinghouse frost free fridge, good condition, $150. 250-763-3642 GE Dishwasher, 3cycles, white, works great, $125. (250)317-3341 PALLISAR Dining Room Table, 42”x60” + leaf & 4 chairs. In good condition, $125. 250765-1314

$300 & Under Like New Hoover Central Vac w/ attach Complete. $299 No HST, Will Install 250-762-3468

Free Items 37” RCA TV, needs new power supply board. Must pick up. Call 250-768-8535 FREE 2 male Gineau pigs looking for home 1-1/2 old Call (778)478-3701 FREE: 2 sofa beds, double size, black/cream & black/white, (caster wheels) 250-769-5446 Free pickup, of aluminum windows, wire, pipe, air conditioners & batteries. 250-717-0581 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 Roosters, Assorted Bantams & Laying Hens. Call (250)862-5932 FREE TV, Freezer, Kitchen Table. Excellent Condition, for pick up. (250)768-4974

Fruit & Vegetables Graziano Orchards 3455 Rose Rd. East Kelowna Many varieties of apples sold throughout winter, all at 50 cents/lb, Empire Apples sold at special price for large orders. Homemade Apple Pie (250)-860-2644.


FIREWOOD. Fir $185/crd, Jack Pine $150/cd, Ponderosa, $125. Jim, 250-762-5469

Furniture NOW buying quality used items & estates. Star Stores (Kelowna) 250-212-6144 OVER Stocked! Big Sale on all Pre-Owned Office Furniture! Large selection of Real Wood Executive Desks & Storage units! Chairs starting at $39.00@Newer Metal Filing Cabinets - 2, 3, & 4 Dr. priced to sell! Visit our Showroom at Total Office Business Furnishings, 420 Banks Rd. Kelowna 250-717-1626 Solid Wood Used Furniture OK Estates Furniture & More 3292 Hwy 97N, Kelowna (1.5 Kms North of McCurdy) 11-5 Tues-Sat (250)-807-7775 WESTERN STAR AUCTIONS. Buying Estates, Tools, Collectable’s and Furniture. Cash Payed or Consignment to Auction. #8-730 Stremel Rd. (778)753-5580

Heavy Duty Machinery 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

Homebased Products ESTRO Vapore Home Espresso Cafe Machine, Stainless Steel, (Purchased at Starbucks) Complete with all hardware, accessories & serving pieces. Great deal at $100 for complete. 250-764-4486

Medical Supplies CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-9815991 MOBILITY Scooters & Powerchairs. Shoprider Dealer, Stairlifts & Platform Lifts, Used Scooter and Powerchair Sale. Kelowna: 250-764-7757 Vernon: 250542-3745 T-free 888-542-3745

Misc. for Sale BIG BUILDING Sale. Clearance sale you don’t want to miss! 20X26 $4995. 25X34 $6460. 30X44 $9640. 40X70 $17,945. 47X90 $22,600. One end included. Pioneer Steel 1800-668-5422.


Sporting Goods

Tuesday,January January17, 17,2012 2012 Capital Capital News Tuesday,

Sporting Goods

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

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Real Estate

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Misc. for Sale

Misc. Wanted

Apt/Condos for Sale

Houses For Sale

THINKING OF SELLING YOUR PROPERTY? For a confidential, no obligation, FREE market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-861-6002 or cell 250-717-6330 anytime.

******* 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

For Sale By Owner

RRSP Strategy for First Time Home Buyers! Take advantage available Government Money! Recorded Msg: 866-807-6699

CAN’T GET Up your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591. **HOME PHONE Reconnect** Call 1-866-287-1348. Prepaid Long Distance Specials! Feature Package Specials! Referral Program! Don’t be without a home phone! Call to Connect! 1-866-287-1348. STEEL BUILDINGS For all uses! Beat the 2012 steel increase. Make an offer on selloff models at factory and save thousands now! Call for free brochure 1-800-668-5111 ext 170

PRIVATE Buyer looking for old coin collections, mint sets & hoards of coins, specialty coins, loose, sets, etc. 250864-3521

Sporting Goods

THINKING OF SELLING YOUR PROPERTY? For a confidential, no obligation, FREE market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-861-6002 or cell 250-717-6330 anytime.

Misc. Wanted

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

MORTGAGES LOW RATES. 5YR. 3.29% VARIABLE 2.8% Trish at 250-470-8324

I Buy Old Coins & Collections Olympic Gold Silver Change + Chad: 250-863-3082 in Town

Top Price for Silver Coins & Gold. More than Roadshows. Local, 1-800-948-8816

Houses For Sale

THINKING OF SELLING YOUR PROPERTY? For a confidential, no obligation, FREE market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-861-6002 or cell 250-717-6330 anytime.

Owner will carry financing O.A.C. If you have a job, reasonable credit and can make a down payment, we should talk about brand new home ownership. 64A McCulloch Heights in beautiful S. E. Kelowna $189,900 tax incl’d $1600/mo. Call Accent Homes 250-769-6614

Sales & Service Directory ALTERATIONS

For all your low cost alterations


will get them done. We are located between Sutherland and Springfield near the Capri Mall.



#1 NU-MAID CLEANING 250.215.1073



REFACE DON’T REPLACE 1/2 the cost of replacing Corain & Granite Designs. The Green Alternative.

Quality Taping & Ceiling Texture Small - Med jobs, 23 yrs. exp. Free Estimates. Call Jeff 250-869-9583 250-868-1075

A & S Electric


HANDYMAN Larry’s Handyman & Renovation Services • Interior & Exterior Renovations • Carpentry • Painting • Small Repairs • Pressure Washing

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



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)

Professional, Honest, Reliable, Detailed. Meeting all you cleaning needs.


• Snow Removal • Full Landscaping • Rock Retaining Walls • Portable Soil Screener CELL: (250) 979-8033 BUS: (250) 861-1500




M.RIOPEL HOME OFFICE REPAIRS Painting, carpentry, drywall, fflooring, decorating & more!

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

Wayne 250-215-6767



North End Moving AAA Services BEST RATE MOVING $59+. FLAT rates for long distance. Weekly trips between BC/AB. Why pay more?



Professional / Reliable



Licensed & Insured

“Making U House Proud”!




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




Local or Long Distance Polite & Professional

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

24 yrs. exp., prof. and clean. Interior and exterior specialists. Senior discount. Many references. Call Rada (250) 863-7606 Call TJ (250) 808-5555

In business since 1989

1630 Innovation Dr. Kelowna, BC V1V 2Y5 P 250.765.3004 | F 250.491.1773






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

250-863-9830 or 250-768-1098

Natural Stone Surfaces All One Piece Laminate


• Bath Remodels • Decks • Drywall

• Kitchen Remodels • Painting • Plumbing

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

Canadian Homebuilders Association

Kelowna • 250-717-5500


Licensed, Bonded & Insured

Independently Owned and Locally Operated



JUNK Santa, takes

Artistic Ceramics.

away your old toys. Best rates. 250-469-3275


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

Call 250-870-1009

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





BBB lic’d & Ins’d. Floor refinishing, supply and install of flooring & custom wood products. Rick 250-808-7668 or

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


For more information on our Sales & Service businesses go to and check out BCLocalbiz RADAS Custom Painting 24 yrs. exp., prof. and clean. Interior and exterior specialists. Senior discount. Many references. Call Rada (250) 863-7606 Call TJ (250) 808-5555


59.00 SF


On select colors only | Installation available



RADAS Custom Painting

starting at


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of Trades


Excellent winter rates for quality workmanship. Fully insured | Free estimate


Bayside Plumbing & Gas Fitting

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



Repair, Replace, Remodel. All Home & Office Reno’s. No Job Too Big or Small

Dan 250-864-0771

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


JUNK Santa, takes

away your old toys. Best rates. 250-469-3275

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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 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

Mortgages Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-685-6181

Open Houses SAT - Sun Jan. 21&22, 1-4pm, 709-1160 Bernard. Lrg 2bd, lake/city view condo. $427.900, 778-478-6449

Townhouses THINKING OF SELLING YOUR PROPERTY? For a confidential, no obligation, FREE market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-861-6002 or cell 250-717-6330 anytime.

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 1&2BD RENTAL Incentives, Adult building, NP, NS, $795$995. 250-878-0136 1 & 2 BDRM Apartments For Rent, very spacious, close to Capri Centre Mall, in newly reno’d building. Close to all ammens, includes fridge, stove, A/C, hot water, UG secured parking & laundry facilities, rent $775/$875. Avail Immed. For more info or to arrange viewing call 250-860-7416 1Bdrm 723 sq.ft. in new condo complex on Glenmore. $845/mo (778)-223-4227 1 Month FREE! 1Bdrm Apt, 55+, NS, ND, NP, Appliances. Excellent condition. Gordon Manor near Capri Centre. $775/mo. Includes Strata Fee! Call (250)764-5151 2BD, 2bath, upscale building, adult oriented, secure u.g. prking, 5 appl, A/C, 1050 sqft, NS, No dogs. Avail Feb. 1, $890/mo 250-762-3514 go to castanet/condos for pics 2BD+Den, walking distance to downtown, all utils & WD incl, $850. 250-878-0136 2BD Executive. Beautiful view. Steps to Safeway. Hrwd flrs, balcony, top security, ug prking, pool & hot tub. $1050 Seniors Discount, 863-9002 2-bdrm BELGO AREA, Rutland Rd. S. $900 + hydro, f/s/w/d, NO PETS, on bus rte. 250-491-3345, 250-869-9788 2 Bdrm w utils $1100 mo. Laundry, dishwasher, ground floor legal suite w separate entrance in family home. NS NP 250.808.7866. Avail immed 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 LAKEFRONT 1, 2, & 3 bdrm. Fully furn’d. Central. Available. to May From $1290 / 30days. (250)769-4630

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. PARK PLACE CONDO! 1 BDRM, ADULT COMPLEX, POOL, W/OUT ROOM, TENNIS CRT.NON SMKR, NO PETS. FOR APPT. $975. 250215-2785

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SPACIOUS 2BDRM Appart. and bachelor suite. Located on bus route, cls to downtown, bike path, beach. Small pet OK. heat and hot water incl. Call on site manag., 250-7636867 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 Jan & beyond, ranging from $800-$850/mo 250-766-4528, 250-718-0881

FREE DOWN PAYMENT... REALLY? 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! or Gino 250.317.2707 PEACHLAND Semi Waterfront, 3 bd, fam. + living room. Rancher $1500+utils. 5 appls., refs, (604)856-2391 RUTLAND. 4bd house, 2 lvingrms, 1.5bth, garage, big yard, Feb 1. $1400. 250-8621025 or 778-478-3778

2Bdrm 1 bath W.O. Gas FP. fr. st. w/d. Rutland close to bus route. NS. NP. Quiet responsible tenant. $875 incl utils. Feb 1st 250-763-1222 2 BIG BD, din. rm, lndry, sep. ent., w/o basement. Cls to bus & UBC. nP, NS. Avail Feb 1. $800 + utils. (250)765-7326 970 sq ft, 2 bdrm, 1 bath, W/O basement suite. Glenrosa area. Available immed. Sep. entry, ample parking, lrg yard, rge bathroom w/ lots storage. Separate laundry, All appls, $900 + partial utils, free wifi, cat okay. 250-863-8721 Available March 1. 1300sq’ 2bd, 5appl, jetted tub, pool, utils, Sat TV, Lakeview Heights. NS, pets negot. Ref’s req’d. $1100. 250-769-7107 AVAIL Feb 1, bright, 2bd, priv lndry, 4 appl’s, walk to Gyro Beach & College, NS, NP. $1100 incl utils, leave msg at 250-862-7549 Bright 2bdrm Suite 451 B Wallace Rd. sep entry,& laundry, driveway, patio, vacant $900 NP (250)870-8230 Ellison Acreage 2bdrm daylight basement suite. bright spacious & modern gr lvl bsmt ste. View, priv entry, fr, st, dw, island w/d, covered patio. $900 + 1/2 utils $125 NS. NP. Ref’s Call after 6pm (250)869-7464 HOSP. AREA, 2 bdrm upper suite, $1000 & 2bd lower suite, $850. Close to all ammens 250-470-1315 NEW 2bdrm 1 full bath Bsmnt ste N Rutland. Gr level se entry Quiet area Close school bus rte utils inc’d. $975 NS NP Avail Immed 250-870-6914, 250-681-4948 RUTLAND 2 BDRM Bsmt . Sep. entry, parking, laundry. NS. NP. $900 includes utilities DD req’d. (250)-859-6784

1997 30th Anniversary Edition Camaro RS priced to sell. Features include a new (rebuilt) engine with 1,500 highway miles, 5 spd transmission, T-Top; Pioneer deck with Infinity speakers, new windshield, new battery, new power steering hose, new alternator (still in box) & cloth interior. $5,500 OBO; contact 250-768-5513 for any additional information or request a test drive. 2001 Volkswagon Passat, 1.8 turbo, auto trans, leather, fully loaded, 216,000kms, very clean. $6200. 250-864-5010 2002 Chrysler Seabring LX 4dr, original non-smoker owned, onyx green pearl, excl cond., auto, air, power all, 150kms, 75% hwy driven for pleasure use only. $4300. 250-763-3567

2000 Skidoo Mini-Z Snowmobile $1200, 2000 Articat 340jag $1400, 2000 Yamaha Mountain Max 700 $3000, Family Deal All 3 for $5000 Call James at 250-212-4140

If You Have The Desire, I have the Fire. Call Mama Mia. Seniors Special. 7 days 10am-10pm (250)-317-8043

Commercial/ Industrial 1200sq/ft. shop 22ft ceilings Shop on 1/4 acre, fully serviced & fenced, $1500/mo + triple net. Light or heavy industrial use & storage. Fully Serviced. WESTBANK INDUSTRIAL PARK, (250)769-7424 1 ACRE INDUSTRIAL YARD SPACE. 965 McCurdy Rd & 990 Leathead Rd. Storage lots from $600+up. 250-765-5578 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

Duplex / 4 Plex 2BD - One 1/2 month free, $890 + half utils, 819 Saucier Ave. Close DT, adult orientated 4plex. Very attractive. Working couple or retirees. Feb. 1 or 15, 250-764-2542 2BDRMS. Great Location. WD, big yard, 2prking spots. Reno’d. Beautiful area. $900 + utils. Avail Now (250)470-0000 3bd, Glenmore, close to ammens, fireplace, insuite lndry, Resp, working/student tennants. Feb 1, $1170. 763-7869 5BD w/2bd inlaw. Large 2300 sq’. Fireplace, near bus/ hosp & lake. Garden. $1800. 250868-9059 txt 863-5164 LARGE 2bdrm reno’d, 4 appls, NS. NP. $1000 + utils. Ref’s req’d. Avail Jan.15th Call between 6pm 8pm.250-861-1059 NEAR KLO college, 1bd. wrkng cple. NP, NS, ref’s, 4 appl, deck, lg. yrd., private, $950. utils incl. Avail Feb 1 (250)-861-9013

Modular Homes OKANAGAN Villa. Adult Park, 55 and over. No pets, 1bdrm, $675/mo. Call 250-765-1758

Homes for Rent 2bdrm, ground level entry, w.d., a.c., suitable for 2 working adults or students, garage, Rutland area, ref. req., $950/ mo. incl. util. 250-545-5559 3BD central loc. FP, creek, buses, shared utils $1250/mo Avail now. 250-870-6865 3BD Home, 2bth, no bsmt, near hospital, avail Feb 15th neg. All appl, newly reno’d. $1400+ utils. 250-317-5871 3Bdrm 1.5 bath, main flr, w/d fr, st, dw, Rutland. Close to bus route. NS. NP. Quiet responsible tentant. $1275 incl’s utils. Feb 1st 250-763-1222 4BD on the view 2 bath Rutland. $ + 1BD suite , bus rte ,school, Y gym $625. utils incl. NP. 250-681-1735 4BDRM, 2bath, 2 kitchen, garage, large yard, Lower Mission, $1695, 1/2 duplex, 4bdrm, 2bath, 2 kitchens, Rutland, $1495. 250-860-6995. 5 or 6 bdrm home, avail now. For rent or rent to own. Call 250-763-7196 Bsmt suite $750, Glenmore Full house Rutland Big yard $1600/mo House in Winfield $1700, 250-469-2322 DOWNTOWN 3bdrm, 2bath, $1400 And Or Downstairs, 3bdrm, 2bath, $1200, Walk to ammenities, NS, NP, 250-3098830 GLENROSA Top floor 3 bdrms No Pets, smoking ok, Working adult $1200 + utils Available now 250-258-8697 NEWLY Reno’d mobile home in Winfield, 2bd + 2rm edition, covered deck, large yard, close to all ammens, no pets. $1050 + utils, for more info 766-4670

Spacious top floor. 4bd+den, 2bth. Living & diningrm, kitchen, family room, double garage, appls incl, gas FP. Across from KGH, close to schools, shopping, beach & bus. Feb 1. $1500 on short term lease. Utilities not included. Call Marita @ 250-860-4836 THINKING OF SELLING YOUR PROPERTY? For a confidential, no obligation, FREE market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-861-6002 or cell 250-717-6330 anytime.

Office/Retail 1100 sq.ft. 2nd floor. Off Sexsmith Rd. 1 Lrg Office w/ Glass inclosure and Lrg meeting area, kitchen + bth. $1000/mo. triplenet. + utils (250)868-4808 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

Rooms for Rent #1 Available, Furn’d. Quiet DT area,Int,Cbl/Utils. WD. Wrking/ studnt/senior $400+ 861-5757 1Room for Student only. priv. bath, secure building, pool, excellent location, bus rte. $550 (250)469-4056,250-448-9088 FURNISHED Rm in quiet seniors Rutland home, NP, NS, no drugs or parties. $500 plus DD. 250-491-1075 Small trailer on acreage, single male only, TV, cbl & utils incl. $500. 250-317-2546.

Senior Assisted Living MINI suite with some care incl all meals, snacks, lndry, utils, cbl, own ent, ideal for couple, $1250ea. (250)317-3341

Shared Accommodation 1Bdrm in Westbank, Share Kitchen, W/D, Cable, Int. & Utils Incl’d. $600 + DD. Call (250)-768-8930 AVAIL ASAP. 1bd near all amens NP/NP/NS. Behind Costco $450 utils., Stdnt/ wrking pref. 250-763-7553 ROOMMATE wanted from $450. 250-860-8106, 250-7183968

Suites, Upper CAPRI area, main floor, 2bd, NP, $1150 includes utilities. Ref’s Req’d. 1300 Belaire Ave. Call 250-718-9393 Lg Br 3rm furn $825, & Cozy, br, 3rm, furn $695. Pand. LK shps,Colg,Adlt,ns,np,762-0317 Quiet Lg. Brt 2BD. Nr Collg , Shops Lke. $845 NS, Resp, adlt NP (250)762-0317 6 rings


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Suites, Lower 1BD., Off McCurdy, f/s, w/d, priv. ent., nr. bus, ns, np, pref 1 person, $725. util/cbl. incl. Avail now 778-753-4722 1BDRM Bsmt suite Feb 1st Coscto area.$685. Bach ste furnished Springfield $625 Feb 1st utils incl’d. (250)317-3700 1BDRM, Close to ammens, priv.washer/dryer, Capri area, $750 utils incl, 250-763-1512 1BDRM deluxe WO new home, most priv. suite you’ll find. Black Mtn. area, sound proof, 6 appls. HD satellite, HD movie chan., Lrg Priv patio, No dogs. NS $825 + utils. Avail Feb 1. 1-250-9997076 or 250-317-4258 2BD bsmnt suite, w/o, 5appls, NS, NP. Ref’s. $900 incl utils. Feb 1. Call 250-317-0373 2BD bsmt suite by city park/ downtown. 5appl, AC, bar. 1250sq’. $1100 incl cable, util & WiFi. Feb 1. 250-718-3871 2BD. Hosp. area, fireplace, lg. yrd. w/creek, bus school $850.+1/2utils, 250-870-6865 Westbank. 2bd bsmt, $900 utils incl & 2bd duplex, $1000 +utils.250-769-7751. 864-4255

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2006 GMC 3500 4 x 4 Crew Cab LB 178K, 6L gas, auto $11,500 obo 250-307-0002 2006 Ranger Sport 2 WD extra cab cd player A/C Box liner 4 winter tires on rims 62,000K $8700 OBO (250)768-9873 2007 Dodge 1-ton Crewcab, 6.7 Cummins diesel, well maint $19,800. 250-540-7695


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CUISINE from Jude’s kitchen Chinese seafood January 23 signals the beginning of the Chinese New Year celebration, which lasts until the new moon rises on February 7, so it’s a wonderful opportunity to enjoy some of the fresh and unusual flavours of Chinese cooking. As in every culture, food plays an important role in these celebrations, with much entertaining and visiting—all involving food. This is the year of the dragon, a particularly auspicious symbol in the 12-animal Chinese zodiac. It’s predicted that those born this year will be ambitious and dominant characters; driven risk-takers and leaders. This dragon year features the element water, so seafood seems an appropriate way to celebrate its beginning. A new campaign encouraging the purchase of sustainable fish was launched January 16, with local fishmonger, Jon Crofts of Codfathers putting his support behind the initiative—by putting a pic of Anne-Marie's especially silly fish face up on Facebook! They're both big supporters of Ocean Wise, a program of the Vancouver Aquarium that now includes 3,000 partner restaurants, markets and food suppliers such as Codfathers Seafood Market at Guisachan. By supporting shops displaying the Ocean Wise logo, you can be sure you’re choosing seafood that has been sustainably harvested rather than that which may have resulted in the unnecessary death of bycatch or other sea creatures, or that which targeted seafood unsustainably. Called the Be Happy campaign, it features a facebook page ( where you can take a pledge to try more sustainable seafood options and upload a pic of yourself making a silly fish face like Anne-Marie's. Incidentally, enjoy the local Salmon candy bits prepared by the Okanagan Nation Alliance and now available at Codfathers. For more Chinese-style recipes and recipes using local seafood, pick up a copy of my new book, Jude’s Kitchen at Codfathers, or wherever books are sold.

Fish in Eggs with Ginger This Peking-style dish has a very delicate flavour and it cooks up very quickly. It’s excellent served with a dish of stir-fried vegetables on the side. I like to use a nonstick frypan to cook it in. Generally I would buy snapper or cod for this, but striped bass is the OceanWise choice and any white-fleshed fish would suit just as well. 1 lb. (454 g) red snapper fillets 1 tsp. (5 ml) salt 1 tsp. (5 ml) sesame oil sprinkling of flour 2 eggs drizzle of oil 1 tbsp. (15 ml) fresh ginger 1 large garlic clove 4 green onions 1 tbsp. (15 ml) chicken stock 1 tbsp. (15 ml) dry sherry

Slice fish fillets into two-inch strips, across the fillet. Sprinkle each with salt, sesame oil and flour, then dip each in beaten egg. Heat a drizzle of oil in a large non-stick frypan over medium-high heat. Finely chop the ginger and garlic and slice up the green onions, keeping the white and green parts separate. Add the minced ginger and the pieces of fish to the pre-heated frypan and brown the fish on both sides, then turn down the heat. Add the garlic and the light parts of the green onion, reserving the green tops as a garnish. Add the chicken stock and sherry and cover the pan, simmering for just a few minutes. Serves four with a vegetable dish or another stiry-fry on the side.


Peppering Prawns Lots of crunchy veggies in this dish, which could also be made with chopped chicken instead of the prawns. You may garnish it with a handful of toasted cashew nuts tossed in at the last minute. 1 onion 6 baby bok choy 2 celery stalks 1/2 red pepper 6 small mushrooms 1/2 lb. (227 g) prawns 2 tbsp. (30 ml) ginger root 1 large clove garlic 1 tbsp. (15 ml) dry sherry 1 tbsp. (15 ml) soy sauce 1 tbsp. (15 ml) light soy sauce 1/2 tsp. (2 ml) sugar 1/2 tsp. (2 ml) chilli flakes 2 tbsp. (30 ml) ketchup drizzle of oil 3/4 c. (175 ml) water 1 tbsp. (15 ml) cornstarch 2 tbsp. (30 ml) cold water Dice onion and slice bok choy into chunks,

cutting the green tops into ribbons and keeping them separate. Slice celery and cut the pepper into small dice. Quarter the mushrooms. Shell the prawns and mince the ginger and garlic. Combine the sherry or rice wine, soy sauce, sugar, chilli flakes and ketchup in a small bowl. Heat a drizzle of oil in a wok or large frypan over medium-high heat and add half the ginger, then the onion. Stir fry for a few minutes, then add bok choy stems and celery. Stir fry for a minute or two before adding the mushrooms; then stir fry and add the bok choy greens and red pepper. Let cook for a minute; stir and turn into the serving dish. Heat another drizzle of oil and add the remaining ginger and the prawns. Cook for a minute, then turn over and leave for another minute. Add the sauce ingredients and stir fry for a minute or two. Add the water and stir, then combine the cornstarch and cold water in a tiny bowl, push the prawns to the sides and add to the liquid in the middle of the wok, stirring until it thickens to a nice sauce. Add the vegetables back and combine with the sauce. Serves 3-4.

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anada`s best selling minivan for 27 years is exactly what you would expect from a vehicle that pioneered this segment of the market. Open any of the Grand Caravan`s doors and immediately find comfort, luxury and superior craftsmanship. The integrated instrument panel offers a unified look and the LED illuminated gauges are

positioned for easy viewing. The available Super Console includes power outlets,cup holders, covered storage and more, all within easy access of the first and second row passengers. When it comes to versatility, Grand Caravan`s ingenuity takes a back seat to no one. Grand Caravan can carry up to 7 people, an amazing amount of cargo, or any

2012 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN combination in between, thanks to the industry exclusive Stow ‘n’ Go. With 81 possible seating configurations, neither your cargo nor your passengers will feel the squeeze. Outfit your Grand Caravan with Uconnect to help stay in touch with people, music and de-

vices that matter most.It acts as the hub for your most important media, cell phone Sirius Satellite Radio, navigation system and personal devices such as an iPod or smartphone. The Uconnect user friendly system allows you to stay informed,

connected, entertained and focused on driving. Also available is the second and third row independent DVD Entertainment System. It features nine inch screens, two sets of wireless headphones, a remote and input jacks. Order your Grand

2012 RAM 1500 EXPRESS

An exceptional power plant where durability comes standard QUALITY THAT MEASURES UP OVER DECADES


am 1500… where standing up to every job means backing down from none, and where engineered in quality, proven toughness and formidable durability come standard. Over 50 years of ongoing improvements have resulted in a refined 5.7 litre HEMI V* powered 1500 with 390 horse power and 407lb-ft of torque at your service. From the first moment of acceleration charged with that distinctive HEMI V8 sound, you know you are in control of an exceptional power plant. The 2012 Ram interior takes comfort and convenience to their ultimate levels. Ergonomic brilliance is reflected in intuitive controls, premium soft touch materials, innovative storage and creature comforts, like available heated steering wheel and heated/ ventilated front seats. Beyond ample front and rear legroom culminates in the cavernous 1500 Crew Cab. Safety is all about you. Advanced multi stage front air bags are standard on every Ram 1500. There are new front seat side air bags and dual action side curtain air bags providing full coverage of the side windows. Additional package groups and models are available and offer multitudes of features. Factor in the legendary HEMI, over 45 standard and available safety and security features, 4740kg of maximum towing, 866kg of maximum payload, the enviable ranking as Canada`s longest lasting line of pickups and the standard is set. With quality that measures up over decades, not days, and durability that`s second to none, this is how a leader is born. Over 60,000 sold in Canada in 2011 and has became the #2 selling vehicle.

Caravan with the Canada Value Package and 33 outstanding features are included, such as, Remote Keyless Entry, seven air bags, Media Centre with four speakers, Electronic Stability Control, A/C with dual zone temperature control and much more. Add in the most pow-

erful engine in it`s class and a slew of high grade safety and security features and you`re ready to go! The 3.6 litre Pentastar engine has 283 horsepower that will carry a full load, whether it’s all seven passengers or cargo for a long trip.


Canada’s most affordable mid size crossover: a strong balance of fuel economy and power A #1 SELLER!


his is a rare combination of value, versatility and performance. It is the perfect balance of power and fuel efficiency, offering up to 38 mpg highway. It has driving dynamics that will entice you to take the long way home and styling that will persuade strangers to take a second look. Surround yourself with superior craftsmanship, comfort and style with Journey`s soft touch materials and rich flowing instrument panel.Nothing can match the Uconnect Touch 8.4 Media Centre. The system is intuitive and customizable, including 8.4 inch touch screen display with access to all media, climate and available navigation. Journey is the only crossover in Canada to offer the choice of a 4 cylinder and V6, five and seven passenger seating, FWD and AWD. The capable engines features a strong balance of fuel economy and power. Systems like crumple zones and safety cage construction work together to absorb or direct impact energy away from the passenger compartment in the unfortunate event of an accident.All Jouney models feature advanced multistage driver and front passenger airbags, supplemental side curtain airbags for all 3 rows and a driver`s knee blocker airbag. These and additional safety features have earned the Journey the 2011 TOP SAFETY PICK. Uconnect acts as the central location for all your media, cell phone, satellite, smart phone and personal devices. The fact that it is Canada`s most affordable mid size crossover will explain why it`s been Canada`s #1 seller since its launch over three years ago!



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A bargain of a crossover



vailable with four-wheel drive and offering meaningful off-road capability with its lowrange gearbox and frame-based construction. That makes it somewhat unique, competing with a small range of crossovers like the Equinox, Ford Escape, Subaru Outback, and Honda CR-V. It strikes a handsome balance between the softness of a car-like crossover and tougher offroad-bred SUVs. Inside, the Grand Vitara is, like the Kizashi sedan, much nicer than most of the competition, featuring quality plastics and soft-touch paint. Offering a 2.4-liter four-cylinder and rated at 166 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque, the engine scores between 19/23 mpg and 19/26 mpg city/highway depending on trim level and drivetrain. The Grand Vitara is available in either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. A five-speed manual transmission is available in the base-spec model, with the rest of the line sticking with a four-speed automatic. In the Limited model, an upgraded 4-mode 4WD system is available, further improving off-road ability with high and low transfer gear ratios. The Grand Vitara has all the expected standard equipment, including front side and side-curtain airbags, stability control, traction control, and anti-lock brakes. The IIHS rates the 2012 Grand Vitara its highest overall value of “good,� and the NHTSA scores it at four stars of rollover resistance.

In terms of features and options, the Vitara packs in a lot of value for its sub-$20,000 starting price. In fact, the base model comes with navigation, automatic climate control, keyless start and entry, power doors and locks, and an XM-compatible audio system for its starting price of $19,499. Upgrades available include real-time safety camera, weather, Google search and more; a premium seven-speaker audio system; Bluetooth hands-free calling, and up to 18-inch alloy wheels in higher trims.


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Kizashi sedan no longer offered in front-wheel-drive (AWD) only AND OFFERS LOTS OF COMFY STUFF!



ome sleuthing, has uncovered details on the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest model. The four-door Kizashi has been the star of the Suzuki show since its arrival for the 2010 model year. In terms of size, the family-oriented Kizashi slots almost exactly halfway between compacts such as the Honda Civic, Mazda3 and Toyota Corolla and their larger Honda Accord, Mazda6 and Toyota Camry siblings. Visually, the wrap-around grille and hood appear influenced by Suzukiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s SX4 model and the short rear deck and hunkered-down suspension certainly transmit a sporty vibe. Inside, there are well-bolstered front seats and the split-folding rear seat provides a decent amount of room in back for two adults. The one and only engine is the 180-horsepower 2.4-litre four-cylinder that drives all four wheels using a continuously variable transmission (FWD versions and accompanying manual gearboxes are no longer offered). Base S models come with quite of bit of comfy stuff, including climate control, power-adjustable front seats, push-button start, seven-speaker audio system, Bluetooth wireless connectivity and eight airbags. The mid-range SX adds a power sunroof, RockfordFosgate premium audio system plus leather-covered seats (heated in front), backup warning and 18-inch wheels (17-inch rims are standard), while the Kizashi Sport features a sport-tuned suspension, unique alloy rims and a rear spoiler.

Capital News Tuesday, January 17, 2012 AUTO SHOWCASE 2012 B5



One of the best-handling compact crossovers


are distinguished by their HID headlamps, bright roof rails, dualzone climate control, one-touch folding rear seatbacks, and electroluminescent instruments. Last year, the Forester got new audio systems, with integrated Bluetooth handsfree functions and an auxiliary jack, plus Blu2012 SUBARU FORESTER etooth audio streaming, iPod controls, a USB port, and Sirius he 2012 Subaru Forester is a tall, boxy Satellite Radio compatibility. A TomTom navcrossover wagon, carrying a more rugigation packageâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;with a portable unit that ged-looking, SUV-like body over somecan detach from the baseâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;remains offered as what sturdier passenger-car underpinnings. To a lower-priced option when paired with the All us, the Forester strikes a nearly ideal balance Weather Package, but the available nav sysfor Snow Belt small familiesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;with an almost tem on Limitincredibly roomy interior, carlike handling, ed and Touring standard all-weather all-wheel drive (with models now has good ground clearance), and exterior dimena 6.1-inch dissions that make it just small enough for complay, voice-actipact-only spaces. vated controls, Last year the Forester got an all-new base iTunes tagging, and text-messaging capability. engine that produces the same max power as Across the Forester lineup, handling rethe unit it replacedâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;though itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a little more mains its strength; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s by far the best-balresponsive, and should have lower mainteanced, most dynamically proficient crossover, nance. With the base five-speed manual transand the rather low seating position and low mission, performance is quick enough. center of mass helps instill a stable feel on The Forester, with its all-wheel drive system, twisty roads. Yet those who need to take on combined with an excellent stability control sysdeep snow or a deep two-track to a camping tem, make it very surefooted on snowy or wet spot will appreciate the 8.7 inches of ground roads. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s again an IHS Top Safety Pick for 2012. clearance. With either engine, top Touring models


Subaru raises the core value bar with the 2012 Impreza




he new Impreza will be aimed at buyers who appreciate all-wheel-drive and want crisp handling in all conditions but not at Euro sports sedan prices. It starts with a new engine, a 2.0-litre DOHC producing 148 hp and 145 lb./ft. of torque. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Newâ&#x20AC;? is a relative term for this powerplant. In essence it is still a horizontally opposed or â&#x20AC;&#x153;boxerâ&#x20AC;? four-cylinder, a core technology of Subaru. However, twin overhead camshafts replace the singles in the older engine and much of the interior architecture is improved. The same core value concepts goes for the Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive system that is standard on every mod-


el made. Subaru has been refining their patented system for some 30 years to the point it is one of the best in the world. On the 2012 Impreza, there are two AWD versions. With the standard fivespeed manual transmission, there is a viscous coupling limitedslip centre differential that splits power 50/50 between front

and rear. With the optional, second generation Lineartronic CVT (continuously variable transmission) there is a variable clutch to shift more power tothe rear under acceleration. In normal driving, the torque is split 60/40 front/rear. Subaru claims the new Impreza is the most fuel-efficient AWD car in North America at approximately 7.5/5/5L/100 km city/ highway. The 2012 Impreza will be offered as a four-door sedan or five-door hatchback, but the latter, because of its long wheelbase, looks more like a station wagon. Subaru Canada is having a very good year. In fact, year-to-date sales are the best in the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Canadian history. Subaru Canada is aiming for 33,000 sales in 2013. With the new Impreza, they are well on track to get there.

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*Model shown is a 2012 Outback 2.5i 6MT (CD1 CP) with MSRP of $31,015 including freight & PDI ($1,595), documentation fees ($395) and battery and tire tax ($30). License, taxes, insurance and registration extra. **1.9% ďŹ nance and lease rates available on all new 2012 Outback models for a 24-month term. Financing and leasing programs available through Toyota Credit Canada Inc. on approved credit. Dealers may sell for less. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. **Offers valid until Feb. 1, 2012. See your local Subaru dealer or for complete details. DL#9652

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AUTO SHOWCASE 2012 Tuesday, January 17, 2012 Capital News

INTRODUCING Significant new technology providing many benefits


The Zoom-Zoom company, Mazda, has committed to the further development of the internal combustion engine, to combine the fun-to-drive personality Mazdas are known for, and the efficiencies expected by consumers and regulators. SKYACTIV is the name given to the next-generation technologies whose purpose is to realize Mazda’s Sustainable Zoom-Zoom long-term vision for technology development. The biggest challenge to Mazda was in resolving seemingly mutually conflicting issues, such as increasing both fuel economy and torque. The engineers employed the breakthrough approach of technical innovation to improve all areas of performance concurrently, and the fruits of their labour will soon be seen in the Mazda3 compact sedan, and the upcoming CX-5 compact crossover, with the new gasoline engine. Soon, a diesel engine will follow, the first such engine in a car from an Asian manufacturer in North America. Mazda’s goal was to develop high-

ly efficient engines with much-improved combustion, through the use of high compression ratios. That goal has been reached with an unheard-of 14.0:1 ratio in both the gasoline and diesel engine, respectively the highest and lowest in the world. Thanks to a number of technological breakthroughs including the reduction of inertial weight and mechanical friction, Mazda succeeded in dramatically improving fuel efficiency (by 15 percent over the current engine), power (also by 15 percent), exhaust gas emissions and other attributes in the gasoline engine. With the diesel engine in particular, they have managed to meet stringent exhaust gas emissions regulations. The SKYACTIV technology is rounded out by a new and very efficient automatic transmission design that delivers more power to the wheels and up to a seven percent improvement in fuel efficiency, and new body construction techniques that increase strength and rigidity while, at the same time, reducing weight.

2012 MAZDA3


New engines and transmissions for Mazda


We can expect big changes this year at Mazda, but we won’t see them right away unless we pop open the hood of certain models. This Japanese manufacturer has new engines and transmissions to offer in some of its cars and light trucks this year; combined, they will yield better fuel economy and more power. The Mazda3 will show a different grille and some different trims to signal the arrival of the SKYACTIV technology, which features a new 2.2-litre four-cylinder engine. The real story will be the arrival of a new smaller CUV, the Mazda CX-5. The replacement for the aging Tribute, it will be powered by the current 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine. The CX-5 will be part of the same family of fine CUVs as the four-cylinder-powered CX-7, which can carry five people, and the much bigger CX-9, powered by a V-6 engine. Both are available with front- or all-wheel drive. By the way, the unique Mazda5 minivan is still available at your local Mazda dealership. Fear not, the diminutive yet very popular Mazda2 is back, with its very economical 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine, as is the ever popular Mazda MX5, formerly known by the legendary name of Miata. The RX-8 will soon be replace by a more modern vehicle, but it will be powered by Mazda’s unique rotary engine.

2012 MAZDA CX-5


Mazda’s individuality provides a unique product experience SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON FUEL EFFICIENCY When we briefly previewed the Mazda CX-5 just ahead of this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, we weren’t really sure what to think of it; the photos were of the computer-enhanced variety so we reserved judgment until we saw the vehicle “in the metal,” as it were. Well, thanks to the LA Auto Show, we have now seen it up close and personal and we are happy to say that Mazda seems to really have a hit with the CX-5, due to arrive in Canadian dealerships this Spring as a 2013 model. Being a small SUV in the Mazda family, you’d think that it would suffer the fate of the Mazda5 “Multi-Activity Vehicle” or the Mazda3 (even the MX-5 has some of this)—that is, styling that is one part sporty, and two parts cutsey–but it doesn’t. Mazda has applied their new KODO design language and grown it up a little—instead of a happily grinning front facia, with the CX-5 you get one with a nice, big blacked-out grille, aggressive headlights (modeled to look like a “squinting cheetah”, according to Mazda) and even a bit of a low splitter between the foglights. It’s most definitely a Mazda, but one with an air of maturity about it that’s more akin to the CX-9 or Mazda6 than it is the 3. Which is interesting because Mazda is predicting that the CX-5 is to be their next best-selling model after the 3. They’re making global sales predictions of 160,000 units per year thanks to the CX-5 being placed in one of the automotive world’s fastestgrowing sectors—246,000 compact SUVs were sold in Canada in 2010. New headlights and less “smiley” grille do their part to keep the CX-5 classy and sporty at the same time. Also revealed in LA was the engine and transmission options—well, as of right now there’s only one engine option, and that’s the same SKYACTIV-G fourcylinder lump found in the current 3. It makes 155 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque, which is down a little on the new Ford Escape we recently previewed—assuming it has the 2.0-litre EcoBoost under the hood—but right in the thick of things when compared to other four-cylinder powered compact SUVs offered by the likes of Hyundai and Jeep. It features what Mazda’s calling a “4-2-1 exhaust system”, meaning the headers for the four cylinders are channelled into a single exhaust to help dissipate heat and eliminate knocking more efficiently than it does in Mazda’s outgoing MZR four-banger. If more power is what you’re after, then perhaps you want to wait for the SKYACTIV-D diesel engine. In an unprecedented move, Mazda has now confirmed that the engine, which has seen use in Mazdas in pretty much every market except North Amer-

ica will be making it here for the 2013 model year. The CX-5 will be getting it for sure, but Mazda has confirmed that the motor will be seeing use in at least one more model. We may be seeing a dieselpowered 3 or even a Mazda2 this time next year. It’s all part of Mazda’s belief that there are ways to develop an efficient vehicle without having to resort to an expensive hybrid motor. It’s not that Mazda doesn’t have one of these in the cards, but in the interim, they feel like there are other, more cost-effective ways to go about creating an efficient platform. The SKYACTIV chassis and body architecture— which makes an appearance for the first time in the CX-5—is another example of this theory. It uses lightweight materials (60 per cent of the steel used is of the lighter, high-tensile variety) for the body that serve the dual-purpose of maintaining rigidity as well as providing less weight for the engine to haul, conserving fuel in the process. Better still, the unique architecture of the body can be easily stretched to work with numerous vehicles, meaning the same basic platform that underpins the 3 can be stretched to accommodate the full-size duties of the Mazda6. This leads to a more sustainable outlook over the long term for the manufacturer. Right. Back to the CX-5. In keeping with its sporty identity, it will be made available with two transmission options—a sixspeed manual and auto which have both received makeovers to provide a more compact size and less working friction. It should be noted, however, that the manual can only be speced on front-wheel drive models. Those who want all-wheel drive will have to go with the auto, which Mazda claims actually has better fuel mileage in the city than the manual does— 7.8 litres per 100 kilometers in the city for the FWD plays 7.7. On the highway, however, the manual wins out, using only 5.7 to the auto’s 6.1 in the FWD versions. Add two litres per 100 clicks for the AWD figures. The interior also gets a more mature stylistic treatment—there are swooping lines here and there but the overall effect is more subdued than what you’ll find on a 3, thanks to a squared-off centre stack and monochromatic gauge cluster. The rear seats, meanwhile, don’t just split 60/40 as you’d typically see in small SUVs or sedans. Instead, with the CX-5, you get 40/20/40 split seating. Add available remote-flattening for the seats, optional TomTom-based GPS, a Premium Bose sound system and you’ve got the makings for a real player in the compact SUV market.

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A new generation highly-efÀcient direct-injection gasoline engine that achieves the world’s highest gasoline engine compression ratio to 13.0:1 and achieving 1,000 kms per tank of fuel.

Features of SKYACTIV-G •The world’s Àrst gasoline engine for mass production vehicles to achieve a high compression ratio of 13.0:1 •SigniÀcantly improved engine efÀciency thanks to the high compression combustion, resulting in 15 per cent increases in fuel efÀciency and torque •Improved everyday driving thanks to increased torque at low-to mid-engine speeds •A 4-2-1 exhaust system, cavity pistons, multi-hole injectors and other innovations enable the high compression ratio •Friction inside the engine is reduced signiÀcantly 0

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Fastest growing midsize utility in the country



he Ford Explorer crossed the 100,000-vehicle sales mark for 2011, making it the fastestgrowing midsize utility in the nation. Since their introduction for the 2012 model year, sales of 2.0-liter EcoBoost®-equipped Explorer and Edge are running at 15 per cent

North America’s love affair with the Ford Explorer is stronger than ever with more than 100,000 Explorers sold this year. “With best-in-class fuel economy and technology like MyFord Touch®, terrain management and the world’s first second-row inflatable seat belts, Ford has

2012 FORD EXPLORER shown that our dedication to customers’ needs is paying off,” said Amy Marentic, group marketing manager. Explorer’s retail share performance has also increased dramatically. Through August of this year, Explorer accounts for 6.3 per cent retail

share of the midsize utility segment, a 4.5 point share increase over last year, making it one of the best-selling midsize utilities in America. “We know many consumers have a strong need for utility vehicles, even as rising gas prices made fuel efficien-

cy one of their top concerns,” said Erich Merkle, Ford sales analyst.“ Ford answered our customers’ needs in the utility segment by offering its allnew 2.0-liter EcoBoost® engine in the 2012 Ford Explorer and Edge.” The completely reinvented Ford Explorer

powered by EcoBoost delivers a class-leading EPA rating of 28 mpg on the highway, besting Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander by 3 mpg. Since their introduction in the 2012 model year in September, sales of 2.0-liter EcoBoostequipped Explorer and

2012 FORD F-150


3.5 liter EcoBoost® now available

Fuel efficiency and new technology




he 2012 Ford F-150 delivers even more of what customers are looking for with a new FX appearance package, and several new technologies and driveline upgrades. They include the addition of Hill Start Assist, a new automatic 4x4 system for Lariat trim level and above, and greatly expanded availability of electronic locking rear axles on 3.5-liter and 5.0-liter engines Debuting stealthy, flat-black accents, the FX appearance package offers a unique 20-inch flat-black wheel, a stylized bodyside graphic and black badges with red lettering. Customized interior touches include black leather seating surfaces with red trim, brushed-metal accents and a red-stitched steering wheel All of the upgrades complement the fuelefficient and powerful powertrain offerings that debuted in 2011. The powertrain lineup delivers a mix of best-in-class horsepower, torque, capability and fuel economy, with each engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. New 36-Gallon Fuel Tank on 2012 Ford

F-150 EcoBoost 4x4 lets customers drive up to 756 miles on one tank of gas. Upgrades on the 2012 F-150’s drivetrain include replacing last year’s electronic shift-on-the-fly with a two-speed automatic 4x4 system for Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum trim levels. The system still offers four high and four low modes, but now also offers a 4x4 auto mode. If the truck senses a loss of traction, it immediately transfers torque to the front wheels, making the system more seamless for the customer. The addition of neutral tow capability on all 4x4 trucks means customers can now flat-tow their F-150, making the truck even more usable. An available electronic locking rear axle replaces most of the limitedslip offerings on the 3.5-liter EcoBoost® and 5.0-liter engines. It is now available in a range of axle ratios, and is even offered on 4x2 models, delivering a new level of traction capability across most of the F-150 lineup.

Edge are meeting expectations. Ford continues to show its commitment to bringing EcoBoost technology to more than 90 per cent of its North American lineup by offering 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter EcoBoost engines on the all-new Ford Escape.


ver since Alan Mulally nailed his costcutting plan to Ford’s corporate doors in 2006, the reformation has been in full swing at the company, most notably among its small cars, expected to be a growth segment. Ford went smaller than ever before, at least in the U.S., with the European-designed Fiesta last year. Now the Focus gets its turn, with not only a major upgrade for the 2012 model year, but also the coming together of European and U.S. versions in one unified model. he 2012 Ford Focus gets a new set of efficiency technologies, pushing its fuel economy well into the 30s, oh, and the car can park itself! The 2012 Focus Titanium shows more interest in practical matters, namely fuel efficiency, rather than satisfying the “need for speed” crowd. As such, its direct-injection 2-liter four-cylinder engine produces a reasonable 160 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque.


This mill may not lead to thrilling acceleration, but it works, giving the car adequate acceleration for merging and passing. Fuel economy is the real win here, with the Focus Titanium, equipped with a six-speed dual-clutch transmission, getting 28 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. The transmission’s Sport mode initiates a downshift when the car brakes hard, holding its low gear for some satisfying engine whine, if not massive power. Put into tricky corners, the Focus softly leans outward, stabilizer bars holding it from getting out of sorts but not entirely keeping out the roll. When really pushed, it shows some slight desire to rotate in a turn, with its rear, unpowered wheels stepping out--a good omen for the upcoming ST version. The electric power-steering rig that points the wheels offers a good feeling of resistance, and turns back to center exiting a turn. But it shows typical comfort tuning, making it easy to maintain direction while going down the freeway.

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h new VELOSTER he brings cool to a whole new level. It’s actually the slowto-arrive replacement for the Tiburon sport coupe that was phased

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catching hi styling. li The Th key k design element is the well-camouflaged passenger-side rear opening that doesn’t require the front door to be unlatched first.

The Th interior i i provides id seating for four passengers plus easy-to-read gauges and control-panel knobs for the driver. The Veloster comes with the Accent’s 138-horse-


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power engine, mated to a six-speed manual transmission, while optional is a six-speed automated dual-clutch transmission (DCT) that does away with the traditional torque converter. The DCT includes hillstart assist that helps prevent the Veloster from rolling backward when stopped on an incline. Keeping the Veloster in the $18,900 range involves pruning the base equipment list, although heated seats, Bluetooth wireless communications connectivity, telescopic steering wheel, fog lights, centremounted dual chrome exhaust outlets and a trip computer are included. For not too much more cash or credit extension you can upgrade the Veloster with air conditioning, remote

keyless entry, and a seven-inch multi-function touch-screen display are included along with the usual power-operated windows, door locks and outside mirrors. Also available is Hyundai’s new subscriber-based Blue Link safety, infotainment, diagnostic, route assist and roadside-assistance service similar to General Motors’ OnStar program. Just look at the newfor-2012 ACCENT. Heck, these have gone from cars you had to buy (usually for budgetary reasons) to cars that you just can’t live without. Both the sedan and the wagon-like hatchback share the same platform that extends the distance between the front and rear wheels by about 7.5 centimetres over the pre-

vious model, which is important real estate for maxing out both leg and knee room. The Accent’s 1.6-litre engine produces 138 horsepower and 123 pound-feet of torque, up from 110/106. The base four-door L with the manual gearbox includes just the basics plus a full suite of safety gear. Stepping up to the GL gets you air conditioning, cruise control and the usual powered accessories, while the top-level GLS takes its full-load role seriously. Leather seats and navigation system are missing from the factory-installed option list, however, indicating that Hyundai is keeping the Accent’s trim levels as close to the bone as possible and in line with the competition. Yes, the Accent is cool.

The North American Car of the Year Award has been bestowed - the HYUNDAI ELANTRA is the winner. The Elantra beat out competing finalists Volkswagen Passat and the Ford Focus to claim the honour at the open of the 2012 North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center. The 2012 Hyundai Elantra isn’t a winner because it’s a compact car with an available rear camera and heated rear (yes, rear) seats in top-of-the-line Limited trim. It’s a winner because even the base GLS provides a capable and fuel-efficient engine, responsive transmission, comfortable ride and quiet cabin at highway speeds - all for less than $16,000. The upscale interior, stylish exterior and super-long warranty are just icing on this very cost-effective cake. Safety is a key component. Six airbags, 4-wheel disc brakes and Electronic Stability Control come standard on all models. Performance is covered too. With a lightweight 4-cylinder engine, the Nu DOHC, 16-valve design delivers exceptional fuel economy while still packing an impressive 148 hp. Then there are the features. Plenty of them. From the available 7” navigation system, steering wheel mounted audio controls, proximity key entry with electronic push button start, and heated rear seats, you get the choice of features normally found only in a luxury class. The win is another major accomplishment for Hyundai in recent years. The South Korean-based automaker that has a manufacturing plant in the United States and has been gaining traction consistently with its sedans and compact cars in North America.


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Simple ways to add years to your vehicle’s life GET THE MOST OUT OF EACH DOLLAR YOU SPEND


etting more for your money is a popular trend among consumers. As economic uncertainty reigns, smart consumers are looking for the best values in an effort to get the most out of each and every dollar they spend. One of the best ways to stretch a dollar is to take better care of your vehicle. Buying a home and financing a college education are perhaps the only times many consumers will spend more money than they do when purchasing a vehicle. But unlike a home or an education, few people take their vehicles seriously, all too often avoiding vehicle maintenance that can greatly increase a car or truck’s life expectancy. Drivers who want to keep their cars going strong for years to come can do so in a handful of ways. • Prevent, prevent, prevent. Preventive maintenance might seem like a boring way to spend a weekend morning or afternoon, but the efforts will be well worth it. Oil changes and filter replacements are quick and easy jobs but pay major dividends over the long haul. Drivers who aren’t comfortable performing these tasks themselves need not worry about costly trips to the mechanic. Routine jobs like an oil change or air filter replacement are relatively inexpensive, and today’s vehicles can go much longer between oil changes and filter replacements. Each vehicle manufacturer is different, so drivers should consult their owner’s manual and adhere to the recommended maintenance schedule. • Stay balanced. Balanced tires are tires that will last longer. But an out of balance tire will not only shorten the life of tires, it can also do damage to the rest of the vehicle while si-

multaneously making riding in the car much less comfortable. When a tire is properly balanced, its mass is uniformly distributed around the axle, making for a smooth, vibration-free ride. However, an out of balance tire shortens the life expectan-

ROUTINELY HITTING THE OPEN ROAD is one of the easiest ways to add years to a vehicle’s life. cy of suspension components, including bearings and shocks. Repairs that result from an unbalanced tire can prove costly. Should a vibration occur as the vehicle accelerates (typically,

this vibration will be noticeable when the car reaches speeds of 40-45 mph), chances are the tires are not properly balanced. • Look good, feel good. The credo of “look good, feel good” isn’t only applicable to humans. In fact, a car that looks good likely feels good as well. Washing and waxing a car regularly helps avoid rust under the carriage and in the wheel wells. The longer a car goes between washes, the more likely it is to rust, and the paint is likely to corrode as well. There is no quick fix to either of these problems, but preventive maintenance, like routinely washing and waxing the vehicle, can keep these potentially menacing issues from ever rearing their rusty heads. Preventing rust and corrosion is also a good way to ensure a car’s resale value does not diminish over time. • Get out and drive. Cars that spend most of their life in stop-and-go traffic likely won’t last as long as those that routinely get out and go. That’s because city driving with lots of stopping and going is very taxing on an engine. On a highway, air flow to the radiator, oil flow to the engine and everything that makes a car run is much more consistent, reducing the stress on the engine as a result. Constantly accelerating and decelerating is hard on an engine, while the consistent speeds of highway driving offer a welcome respite to the engine. City dwellers should get out and drive their car on a highway at least once a month for no less than 30 minutes. This is also a good way to get rid of potentially harmful condensation that can negatively impact engine performance. When looking to get more for your money, one of the best ways to do so is to take better care of the car sitting in your driveway.

Test drives Tire maintenance essential to staying safe on the road a great M way to find the right ride AN AUTOMOBILE’S EASE OF VISIBILITY is an important factor consumers must consider before buying a new car.


ars are among the most expensive purchases a person will make during a lifetime. That said, drivers want to make sure their next vehicle is the right one for them. While research into vehicle safety and performance history is essential, perhaps nothing gives drivers a better idea of how well a car meets their needs and driving style than a test drive. Many dealers allow men and women to test drive vehicles by themselves, allowing buyers to get the feel of a car without feeling pressured or distracted by salesmen. When test driving a vehicle, it’s always good to comparison shop, test driving different vehicles to get a better idea of what’s available. Drivers who have owned and driven the same vehicle for a number of years can be easily overwhelmed when test driving a new car, which is likely more smooth and boasts more amenities than an older vehicle. That’s why it’s important to test drive a handful of new vehicles. This gives drivers a better point of reference for what a new car offers better than its competitors, and not a one-sided issue of what a new car offers compared to an older vehicle. VISIBILITY Many drivers buying a new car after years driving the same vehicle might find it difficult to judge visibility. Familiarity with an old car can make it hard to get used to a new one. When judging visibility, determine if the view of the road is adequate and if the side and rearview mirrors can meet your needs. Sometimes a rear window is too small for drivers used to bigger rear windows, and this can prove a safety risk down the road. Don’t be distracted by the vehicle’s comfort. If the visibility is poor (and visibility varies for each individual), then the car probably isn’t the right fit.

COMFORT Comfort is important for many reasons. Cars are big investments, and drivers have the right to drive a comfortable vehicle. A comfortable ride can also speak volumes about a vehicle’s engineering. If a car is noticeably uncomfortable, drivers should be suspicious about the rest of the vehicle.Suspension plays a role in comfort, but suspension might also depend on the type of vehicle. A sports car, for example, might feel each bump in the road, but the superior handling attracts drivers who revel in acceleration. Comfort often depends on the type of vehicle, and buyers who have a specific type in mind should only test drive vehicles within that type. BRAKING Braking can be hard to evaluate, but it should feel smooth and should not feel as if the car is stopping too fast or too slowly. If possible, bring a passenger along and ask if he or she notices anything when the car brakes. HANDLING How a vehicle handles will go a long way toward how it avoids emergency situations on the highway. The vehicle should be easy to maneuver on the road. wTake note if the vehicle moves too quickly or too slowly with sudden movements. Unless you experience an emergency while test driving a car, it’s impossible to gauge how a vehicle will respond in an emergency. However, publications like Consumer Reports perform road tests that include emergency handling tests. Such information should be considered before buying a car. When test driving a car, it’s best to consider a host factors beyond just cost and a car’s aesthetic appeal.

aintaining a vehicle is a great way to stay safe on the road while extending the car’s life. Routine maintenance can keep a car running like new for years as long as vehicle owners stick to a maintenance schedule. Most drivers are aware of when to get their oil changed and other fluids checked, but not all drivers know how to maintain their vehicle’s tires. Proper tire maintenance makes a car safer for drivers and their passengers and can even pad a driver’s pocket with a little extra money. * Routinely check tire pressure. Tire-related crashes are most often caused by underinflated tires. Underinflation isn’t always caused by a leak. In fact, gradual loss of pressure is natural, particularly when the seasons change and temperatures dip. An underinflated tire makes handling difficult and can even cause structural damage to a vehicle. Drivers should check their vehicle’s tire pressure at least once a month. * Look for abnormal wear and tear. Tires will wear down over time, gradually losing tread. However, drivers should inspect tires for excessive wear and tear, which could be indicative of other issues, including underinflation and alignment problems with steering and suspension. * Rotate tires. Most drivers have heard of tire rotation but might not know how often tires should be rotated or even why rotation is necessary. The owner’s manual will solve the first problem, identifying how often tires should be rotated. As for why it’s good to rotate tires, doing so helps achieve even tread and extend the life of the tires. Tires are expensive, and rotation can help drivers get more bang for their buck. Drivers of front-wheel drive vehicles will notice their front tires wear down faster than their rear tires. * Stay balanced. Sometimes tires become unbalanced. When taking a car in for routine maintenance, ask the mechanic to see if there are any issues regarding balance. Out of balance tires can cause significant issues that stretch beyond just uneven tread wear. An out of balance tire can wear down the vehicle’s suspension. When driving at highway speeds, drivers might notice a considerable thumping. This is often indicative of an out of balance tire.

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Lancer: new low-cost options




itsubishi offers a brace of well-engineered AWD vehicles, but until now, had nothing but front-drivers at its entry level. The base Lancer starts at $15,998 for the DE, climbing to $19,398 for the better-equipped SE, and topping out at $23,998 for the GT, which gives you such nice ties as automatic climate control, smart-key entry, leather seating and a nine-speaker, 710-Watt Rockford-Fosgate sound system. New for this year, and at 900 bucks less than the GT, is the SE AWC (all wheel-control). This model doesn’t get the GT’s leather, climate control, killer sound system and a few other goodies, but is equipped with Mitsu’s proven all wheel-drive system—the same one found on the RVR crossover and Outlander ES and LS models. It is driver-select-

able, allowing 2WD, 4WD on demand, and 4WD lock. You also get a more powerful engine, with the 2.4-litre four cylinder (168 hp, 167 lb/ft of torque) that was previously offered in the Lancer GTS. All other Lancers get the 2.0-litre four that provides 148 hp and 145 lb/ ft., which is right in line with the new Impreza that has been retuned for better fuel economy. Officials at Mitsubishi Canada point out that the larger power plant was reintroduced on the SE AWC partially due to the increased demands of the 4WD system but also to provide the vehicle with sportier driving capability. The SE AWC is only available with a CVT (continuously variable transmission) with magnesium paddle shifters, while a five-speed manual gearbox comes standard at all other trim levels.

This compact crossover is likely to help Mitsubishi set more sales records



he base model won’t disappoint you. It’s packed with items you’d expect to pay extra for such as a tilt and telescoping steering wheel with audio controls, heated front seats and cruise control. There’s also a plethora of standard safety equipment including seven airbags, active stability control, traction control, a tire-pressure monitoring system, and ABS with electronic brake force distribution.

From the exterior, the RVR is appealing with its sporty, athletic design cues. Frankly, it’s the best design in Mitsubishi’s entire lineup. The RVR seats five. There are assist grips at

a commanding view of the road ahead. The front seats are comfortable with manual adjustments – the driver’s seat moves six ways; the passenger’s seat four ways. Leg and head-room

flat for a larger cargo area and also recline for added comfort. The dashboard is intuitive and well-laid out with modern touches such as a push start/stop button to fire up the engine. While you’re surrounded by plastic in the cabin, it doesn’t look or feel cheap; the material is sturdy and high-quality as are the fabric seats. The all-wheel drive is a great system, especially for tackling harsh Canadian winters.


each door to help you enter/exit the cabin, but you’ll probably never need to use them – the step-in isn’t too high. Once inside, you have

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At a push of a button the All-New Lancer SE AWC is further complemented by a three mode, electronically controlled All-Wheel Control system. With driver selectable 2WD, 4WD on demand and 4WD LOCK controls, the Lancer’s intuitive AWC system gives you the control to flawlessly handle any challenging road conditions ahead.





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Born from the excellent pedigrees of the Outlander and Lancer, the RVR is a unique combination of world-class design, performance and efficiency. It perfectly fuses the utility and comfort of the Outlander with the high level chassis stability and handling of the Lancer. The RVR features MacPherson strut front and multi-link independent rear suspension and available All-Wheel Control for superb handling. It’s 2.0L all-aluminum MIVEC engine delivers 148 hp and best-in-class combined fuel economy.

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VW continues the Beetle tradition with a sporty redesign that adds size




ack after a year off is the Beetle, but this time with sharper styling, a roomier and up-todate interior and more power. Oh, and the name has been shortened to just plain Beetle, if you please. Gone is the New Beetleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oval, almost cartoonish appearance, replaced by a longer hood and flatter roofline that ends in a rounded hatchway flanked by a set of prominent taillights. The Beetle is wider by more than three inches and has been lengthened by half a foot. Additionally, the distance between the front and rear wheels has been increased to create some much-needed rear-seat legroom plus a more generous stowage area. Inside, the more contemporary-looking cabin features easy-to-read dials and massive air vents that flank a carbon-fibre-look dashboard. The base




model arrives with a 170-horsepower 2.5-litre five-cylinder that pretty much carries over from the old New Beetle. Optional is the popular 140-horsepower 2.0-litre turbo-diesel (TDI). The top-rung and most performance-focused Beetle gets it done with a 200-horsepower 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also the only model to include a standard rear spoiler. Entry-level Beetles showcase numerous powher-operated accessories plus air conditioning, clothcovered seats and an eight-speaker stereo. Elsewhere, the Tiger-Iguana (Tiguan) has a littlee plastic surgery and now looks a bit like the larger Touareg. The horizontal grille splits bi-xenon (high and low beam) headlights and U-shaped LED (lightt emitting diode) on top-end models, while the rear taillights get some more subtle tweaks.

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Possibly Audi’s best-looking family car, the new A7 is actually a hatchback

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udi has picked the 2012 model year to work on its bigger-sedan inventory. And when it comes to the new A6, that means more, by way of nine centimetres spliced in between the front and rear wheels that increases interior room. Despite this, the car’s shortened front and rear bodywork results in about the same overall length as the 2011 A6. Although U.S. customers can specify frontwheel-drive and a thrifty four-cylinder engine, Canadians are limited to all-wheel-drive and a carryover 310-horsepower supercharged V6 hitched to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Part of the A6’s diet plan is a new body structure, shared with the also-new-for-2012 A7 fastback/hatchback, that uses more aluminum body panels and suspension components for a claimed 30-kilogram reduction. The A7 differs from the A6 in one key area: it’s actually a hatchback, and the best attempt to date by any

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luxury automaker; it’s just plain gorgeous. For now, the A7’s sole powerplant is the A6’s optional 3.0-litre supercharged V6, but a 4.0-litre V8 will likely be offered as part of a sporty S7 package that’s expected later in the model year. All A7’s arrive with the latest Quattro all-wheel-drive that sends 60 per cent of the torque to the rear wheels. Up to 85 per cent can be directed to the back wheels and up to 70 per cent to the fronts if necessary. As well, extra torque can be sent to the outside wheels for extra grip while turning. The base (and amenity-rich) A7 serves up multi-zone climate control, multi-position heated front seats bi-xenon lighting and 10 airbags. The option list gets a bit crazy in its thoroughness and includes some very exotic audio equipment plus active warning systems to help keep you from running into other vehicles, both inside and outside your lane.


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ver the years BMWs have been touted as “the ultimate driving machine”, the “blending of luxury and technology”, but never as being “strong value”. But this is how Manfred Braunl, BMW Canada president and CEO, described the 2012 BMW X1 xDrive281 compact CUV that is going to duke it out with the likes of the Acura RDX, VW Tiguan and Infiniti EX. And while the X1 is all BMW in its drive and systems technologies, Braunl pointed out the X1 is the most fuel efficient vehicle BMW offered in Canada in addition to being the most affordable X-model available with a starting price of $38,500. That includes a very long list of standard features not to mention the cachet of having the BMW badge on the hood. Pricing on the X1 is purposefully aggressive. The X1 is seen as a “conquest” vehicle, i.e., one designed to make owners switch brands across the spectrum. Underlining the point is that the X1 is offered only in Canada not the United States. It’s based on the 1 Series sedan, currently the smallest BMW you can buy. Smallest or not, it is way larger than the 3 Series Bimmers from the early 1980s. The X1 takes size even further especially on the inside. With the 40/20/40 split/fold back seats up, there is 420 litres of space which mushrooms to 1,350 litres with the seat flat with a 410 kg payload rating not counting a further 75 kg you can lash to the roof. BMW’s mantra is leading in any technology that is available to the auto industry and, of course, that begins with the engines. The 2012 X1 is powered by a four-cylinder, the first time since the 318 “Compact” back in 1993. A few may remember that the 1.8-litre engine of the production cars was so stout, the block was used in 1.5-litre form during the “turbo years” of Formula One producing 1,100 hp. The engine in the X1 is leading edge in every way. With variable valve timing, direct gasoline injection and twin scroll turbochargers, the 2.0-litre unit puts out 241 hp and 258 lb/ft of torque. That’s the same kind of power and grunt of a big V6. It’s quick too with a 0-100 km/h time of 6.5 seconds. And the same time fuel consumption (premium) is rated at 9.2/6.4/8.0L/100 km city/highway/combined. But some may equate the turbos, not to mention those with all-wheel-drive, as being fuel thirsty which is not the case here. Another reason for the lower consumption especially on the highway is an eight-speed automatic transmission. It’s the first time, one may assume, such a unit is available at a price under $40,000.

You can bet we are going to see a lot more of this engine/transmission combination in the future. The way the two work together feels like a turbine with a CVT. Shifts are imperceptible at city speeds. At highway speeds it is the same thing until you stomp the gas to pass. There is no sensation of going down a gear or two. Only when shifting up under full throttle is there just the slightest nudge. Ride and handling is what you expect from a BMW. W. The steering wheel relays a feeling of suspension tauttness. Steering inputs are executed immediately with no rebound or deadness on centre which was a failingg of many early all-wheel-drive systems. The AWD in the X1 is BMW’s own infinitely variable le xDrive permanent all-wheel-drive system. Integrated with Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and engine mannagement systems, BMW’s xDrive system can distributee up to 100 per cent of the engine’s power to the front or rear axles. The DSC system also includes integral ABS, Dynamic Brake Control (DBC), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Brake Drying, Fade Compensation and Dynamic Traction Control (DTC). In addition to the above, the X1 has hill descent control and a tire pressure monitoring system which you will be glad to have, as the X1 is equipped with run-flat tires. Climbing into the driver’s seat is like old home week to anyone who has ever owned a BMW. BMW calls the layout “driver oriented” but it is really about being simple in design retaining the same controls and gauges in the same places for some 40 years. You could close your eyes and reach out and find the wiper and turn signal stalks in the same place as the old 1974 530i. But don’t get the idea from that the X1 is somehow antiquated. To quote: if it ain’t broke… Actually the interior positively bristles with new technology one of which is a $300 option called BMW Apps. It is an interface for the Apple iPhone that allows web radio, Twitter and Facebook updates, an iPod out and, get this, will play videos when the X1 is in Park. The system has voice recognition so you can talk to it if you don’t want to bother fiddling with the switches. There is one model of the X1 but several option packages. There were six examples available for testing during the ride-and-drive priced up to $45,390 but it was loaded. And that, as BMW hopes to prove, is the kind of bargain that will make consumers think twice when it comes to their next CUV.


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s is the case with Audi and Mercedes-Benz, BMW’s focus has turned from larger wagons and sport utility vehicles to updating the car line for 2012, and we’re not just talking about two hot releases. Both the BMW Z4 roadster and the mid-sized 5-series sedan have new base fourcylinder engines, each fitted with a turbocharger to add passing power to what would be an otherwise too-small-for-the-application engine. Look for it in the next 3 Series car line and in the new-for-2012 X1 compact wagon that’s here now. Visually, you could easily confuse the new X1 xDrive28i with BMW’s existing X3, so similar is the physical resemblance. On the option list is a

panoramic glass roof, larger-diameter rims, heated leather seats, up-level audio/navigation system and a sport steering wheel with paddle shifters for the automatic transmission. Also offered is an aero body kit that’s part of the M sports package. There’s a huge list of safety equipment and electronics to keep you out of harm’s way, but a car like this needs a great stereo: the optional 16-speaker, 1,200-watt Bang & Olufsen system. Keeping the 650i on the go is a twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 that lays down 400 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque. Shifting is via an eight-speed automatic transmission, or optional (at no extra discount) six-speed manual.

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he new Mini Coupé adds more spice to the brand. After spending considerable resources building Minis with actual passenger room and better all-weather performance - Minis that aren’t so mini - Mini goes and builds the miniest Mini of all. In the marque’s storied 50-year-plus history it has never built a two-seat model, much less a car that shuns the squared-off look in favour of a rounded roofline. Still the new Coupé appears every inch a Mini, especially the lower body area that looks as if it was lifted from the classic Mini production line. The only key dimension that has shrunk is the height, due to the Coupé’s less upright windshield. The signature design piece and easily the most controversial is its “helmet” look roof that, for added emphasis, is painted in a contrasting colour. In place of the squared-off liftgate for regular Minis, the Coupé features a large hatchback that opens very wide and very high to accommodate a reasonable amount of cargo. This space can be further extended by a pass-through to the cabin. Built into the edge of the cargo door is an active spoiler (with manual override controls) that automatically extends whenever the Coupé exceeds 80 km-h and applies up to 40 kilograms of downforce. Running counter to the Coupé’s performance perso-

na is the fact that it weighs some 25 kilograms more than its four-passenger counterpart. As it turns out, though, the Coupé is actually based on the Cabriolet’s (convertible’s) reinforced platform, minus some extra bracing behind the seats. The Coupé is certainly the sportiest of Minis and the suspension settings have been adjust to reflect this characteristic. There’s also an available sports suspension package with extra-stiff shocks and thicker antisway bars for those enjoy shaking their fillings loose. The powertrain lineup is no different than every other Mini’s. Base models are fitted with a 121-horsepower 1.6-litre four-cylinder, while the S features a 181-horse turbocharged version of the 1.6. At the top is the JCW (John Cooper Works) edition that pumps out 208 horsepower from its turbo motor. The JCW also adds a body kit, Brembo-brand brakes, distinctive alloy wheels and a fancier interior. Transmission choices for all models consist of a six-speed manual, or optional six-speed automatic. Coupé pricing starts at $27,550, which is nearly four grand more than a base hardtop Cooper Classic. But as any fashionista knows, you pay more for trendy bespoke attire than for off-the-rack. For the no-boundaries adventurous, your Coupé carriage awaits.


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MINI Kelowna 2530 Enterprise Way Kelowna, BC 1-866-577-1269 info@MINIKelowna. ca | *Payment example is $419 per month plus applicable taxes, based on a 2012 MINI Cooper Countryman with a MSRP of $29,680 with a $1,000 discount, leased for 39 months at a rate of 5.9% through MINI Financial Services O.A.C. Freight ($810), PDI ($785), Admin Fee ($395), MINI VIP Package ($200), Tire Levy ($20), Battery Levy ($5), Federal Air Tax ($100), PPSA ($40.11), applicable taxes, Initial Payment ($470.64), and Security Deposit ($500), are all due on delivery. Total obligation is $20,856.36. Kilometres are limited to 12,000/year; overage charges will apply. *Payment example is $299 per month plus applicable taxes, based on a 2012 MINI Cooper Classic Knightsbridge with a MSRP of $24,499 leased for 48 months at a rate of 2.9% through MINI Financial Services O.A.C. PDI ($785), Admin Fee ($395), MINI VIP Package ($200), Tire Levy ($20), Battery Levy ($5), Federal Air Tax ($100), PPSA ($35.11), applicable taxes, Initial Payment ($334.91), and Security Deposit ($350), are all due on delivery. Total obligation is $17,570.20. Kilometres are limited to 12,000/year; overage charges will apply. Limited time offers only available at MINI Kelowna end January 31st, 2012. Visit us at 2530 Enterprise Way or call 250-868-0789 for details. DL# 30413.



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Reasons to buy or lease your next vehicle from your Kelowna Auto Dealer Association.



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BC New Car Dealers and their sales personnel are registered and licensed by the Motor Vehicle Sales Authority on behalf of the provincial government under the Motor Dealer Act. The same protection is not available to customers who choose to buy from a non-licensed dealer or private seller. BC New Car Dealers stand behind the vehicles they sell or lease and guarantee these vehicles are free of liens while meeting all government safety standards.


BC New Car Dealerships are backed by a regulated Customer Compensation Fund in the event of a catastrophe occurring to the Dealer. There is no similar protection if you buy from someone who is not a licensed motor dealer.


BC New Car Dealers are required to disclose if a vehicle has been registered out of province, used as a lease or rental car, or as a taxi, police or emergency vehicle or has been damaged over certain limits.


BC New Car Dealers provide full manufacturer warranties on new vehicles while offering a range of warranties on most used vehicles.


BC New Car Dealers back up their sales by providing customers with access to the Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan so as to resolve any problems with vehicle manufacturers. BC New Car Dealers and their trained technicians know your vehicle and its servicing needs better than anyone. They have received the very best in training and know your specific vehicle inside and out.


BC New Car Dealers comply with strict leasing standards when leasing a vehicle.


BC New Car Dealers have a range of financing available to assist customers with the purchase or lease of their vehicle and a variety of insurance products to protect their investment. BC New Car Dealers have a large investment in their personnel, operations and reputation as well as in their local community. You know where to find them when you need them.


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more of a concern, the Tacoma turns up the wick to the tune of 236 horsepower via the optional 4.0-litre V6. Outfitted with six standard airbags and traction and stability control to help keep the driver on track when the road surface becomes disagreeable, the Tacoma comes in AccessCab and four-door Double-Cab models and your choice of rear-or four-wheel-drive. The box (available in two lengths) floor and walls in all cases is made of composite plastic that obviously won’t dent or rust. Every Tacoma comes with Toyota’s Bluetooth system and USB connectivity. Fuel economy is on everyone’s minds these days with automakers 2012 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER feeling the heat as governments push for increasing standards. disaster back in March, 2011. There’s very little change for 2012 in For the 2012 model year, very few of the that department for Toyota’s trucks, which big players are developing any truck modmeans that the Highlander Hybrid is still els, almost as if they’re a bit taboo. There the reigning champ in the line. seems to be a wait-and-see attitude as It’s fitted with a 3.5-litre V6 that works most of Toyota’s truck inventory carries forin conjunction with front and rear electric ward into the 2012 model year with little motors to produce a combined 280 horsein the way of significant change, save for power. some plastic touch-up work to the Tacoma Along with a gas-only 270-horsepowmid-sized pickup. er V6, you can still opt for a more fuel-effiWith rivals taking their toys and going cient 187-horsepower 2.7-litre four-cylinhome, the Tacoma remains just about the der engine that’s mated to a six-speed auonly real option left if you’re not interested tomatic transmission and only comes in the in a full-size pickup truck, but are in need two-wheel-drive models. of decent utility. The V6 is mated to a five-speed autoDespite the Tacoma’s age, Toyota has matic transmission with full time 4-wheel applied A trickle of updates for 2012, indrive, while the 4WDi Hybrid is equipped cluding a very subtle reshaped grille and with a different on-demand four-wheelheadlights, and new exterior mirrors drive setup in the interests of fuel efficienUnder the long hood rests either a base cy. It operates through a continuously vari159-horsepower four-cylinder that could able transmission with no set gearing. use an upgrade, or if towing/hauling is ince the 1990s, Toyota has been expanding its sport utility vehicle line as wells as its trucks to match North American tastes. Even though the economy and unstable gas prices have pushed buyers - and automakers - into more thrifty conveyances, Toyota still has all its heavy hitters while other automakers have been clear-cutting their lineups. That’s not to say that Toyota isn’t working on its car line as there’s a new Yaris, Camry & Prius, which is quite amazing considering the turmoil in Toyota’s home land of Japan after the earthquake and tsunami


or several years, it seems that the big news for Toyota has always revolved around the Prius, and why not. Over its decade on sale in three different versions, it has proven to be one of the most practical and cleanest ways so far to significantly reduce emissions and fuel use. The 2012 Prius family expanded to a larger wagon that’s aimed at growing “green” families, dubbed Prius v. The Prius and Prius v both use the 98-horsepower 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine teamed with a 27-kilowatt electric motor to produce 134 horsepower. Expect the expanded Prius v to sit somewhere in between. The wagon’s utility is expanded with more rear legroom, shoulder room and bit more than 34 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats. It’s fuel economy rating is 5.7/5.9 (city/highway) l/100 km. Along that line, the redesigned two-and four door Yaris hatchbacks have more passenger and cargo volume. The more prominent nose features a larger air intake and angular headlight pods, while the door panels have sharp creases extending back to the taillights. More obvious physical changes include the installation of a single windshield wiper arm (containing a built-in washer nozzle) and a return of the instruments to a more natural spot for the driver. Other cabin improvements include reshaped front seats, increased sound insulation and nine standard airbags, including front and rear side airbags, side-curtain airbags and driver’s side knee protection. Toyota is sticking with the familiar 106-horsepower 1.5-litre engine and fivespeed manual transmission. The optional four-speed automatic option is lighter and has reduced friction, but its im-


pact on fuel economy in negligible. Taken as a whole, it would seem the Yaris didn’t require big change and merely evolved, which is certainly the case for the new 2012 Camry sedan. Its changes include a pointier front end, chiseled front fenders and an accent crease extending across the doors and fenders. Toyota claims there’s now slightly more passenger space resulting from cabin-layout adjustments. Inside, the organically shaped dashboard presents a layered appearance and buyers can now choose from four different upholstery finishes, depending on the model. Revisions to the front and rear suspension are designed to keep the Camry more stable in a straight line, sharpen steering response and improve ride comfort. Very little has changed under the hood, although Toyota now rates the standard-issue 178-horsepower 2.5-litre four-cylinder at 8.2 l/100 km in the city and 5.6 highway, improved from 9.0/6.0 for 2011. Meanwhile the carryover 268-horsepower 3.5-litre V6 achieves 9.7/6.4 (city/highway) l/100 km numbers, compared with 10.6/6.8 from the previous model year. In the Camry hybrid, however, Toyota has installed a new 156-horsepower 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine, replacing the 147-horse 2.4-litre unit. With electric-motor assistant, it produces the same 199 pound-feet of torque as be-

2012 TOYOTA YARIS fore, but the Hybrid’s net 200 horsepower has increased by 13. More importantly, fuel-economy numbers are expected to improve by 30 per cent in city driving.


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