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ing distance for residents. And with so many different home styles, we are finding it very ing assisting our rewardbuyers in finding the perfect that fits their needs home and their budgets. Q: What’s different or unique about The Ponds versus other comparabl e developments in Kelowna? What are some reasons people are of the ing this neighbour chooshood? A: Aside from great location, the the centre is a huge town draw. Right now, thousands of Upper Mission families travel a fair distance for basic shopping needs, sometimes up to 20 minutes depending the time of day and on around the schools. traffic Village at The PondsThe is long overdue. The environmental impact is obvious to all who travel in and out of town each day for the basic needs of food, banking, visits to the doctor and the like, and it this in mind the is with planners of The Ponds came understand the needto town centre at The for a Ponds. It will be large enough to accommod ate a wide variety of retail and service shops as anchor tenants as well for grocery shops and banking. The Village at The Ponds will be a place you can stroll to from your home, buy groceries, share a visit with friends at a street side café, perhaps take in a or spa treatment.

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hile it may seem hard to believe in this time of gradual economic recovery, the same skills shortage experienced just two years ago when the economy was red hot may be just around the corner once again here in B.C. Tell that to people struggling to find work in trades today and they might blow the suggestion off. Mention the same thing to someone retraining in trades today and they’ll tell you it’s a prediction worth banking on. Capital News reporter Jason Luciw looks at how people are changing careers to find better opportunities in the future job market. See story on A3.

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Turning the trades tide Find your career passion, research your job prospects and—most of all—stay positive. That’s the advice of two men in the throes of trading in old jobs for new trades after the downturn in the economy.



areer prospects weren’t shining so bright for 32-year-old David Colombe four years ago, before he decided to move to Kelowna and enrol in Okanagan College’s culinary arts program. Colombe had just been laid off from his job at a food factory in Bellingham, Wash. The job market was already showing signs of malaise there a full twoyears ahead of 2008’s global meltdown, he explained. “This was before the big hit and the economy was already bad down there. I can only imagine how bad it was in Washington when it hit big,” said Colombe. “I already saw that I was going to have to retrain before the economy was starting to slump. When I was thinking about retraining I was drawn to culinary school because I wanted to do something I would love.” By the time the economy had completely tanked, Colombe had sold his house, moved to Kelowna with his girlfriend and was enrolled in his first year in Okanagan College’s culinary arts program. He’s said he’s never looked back, although he admits making the change was sometimes scary. “I went back to being a poor college student again,” he stated with laughter. “I went from having a fairly successful ca-

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reer and making some decent money and being established to starting over in a new town, new country and going back to school.” Making matters scarier financially, he couldn’t work here for the first six months because he is a U.S. citizen and had to wait to receive a work permit. “But after that, I very quickly went to work. Savings had run out. So I was going to school and working full-time for the majority of the two years of school.” The money from that job on the side came in quite handy too. Colombe was an

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international student and wasn’t entitled to receive the subsidized tuition that B.C. students receive. The two-year culinary arts program cost him more than $22,000. But Colombe said the career change and the financial investment were worth making. “I love my new career and I love cooking. It has all worked out well because it came at a time in my life where I was really serious about doing a career change and cooking. It was perfect timing.” Colombe graduated from Okanagan College in May 2009. In December, he returned for his second year

apprenticeship ticket and he returns again this October for his third ticket. “Hopefully after that I’ll take the Red Seal exam and become a certified Red Seal chef.” He is currently working at RauDZ Regional Table on Water Street. “I absolutely love it. There’s a whole big learning process and working here is fantastic because we constantly push ourselves to learn more about food, cooking, different products and how to use them.” Colombe already has a cookbook to his name too. He published the book with a $2,000 cash award after taking first

place in the 20th annual Florida Tomatoes cooking contest last year. Now that he’s moving full steam ahead in his new career, Colombe’s advice to those in career limbo is to follow their passion. “Do what you absolutely love because then it makes it worth it. If you’re not overly thrilled in your career and think you might excel at something else, go for it.” Former CHBC Television cameraman Colin McDonald also took a bit of a leap with his career change. But he was a little more cautious about it, doing more due diligence before deciding on the

path he’s now taking. McDonald left CHBC in January 2009, with the prospect of the station’s demise hanging over his head back then. “It was a great place to work but it was clearly the right time for me to go with some money in my pocket. I wanted to leave on my terms. I wanted to make the choice. I knew I had the option then and might not have it later.” CHBC’s parent company CanWest Global was in financial crisis and was offering buyouts to longtime employees. “The first round of layoffs hit and I had the option to stay. I had enough seniority that I

could still be there now,” he said. “But leaving meant a guy that only had two years in the company, and whose wife just had a baby, could keep his job.” He said if CanWest had been doing better back then, he might have stayed. But in hindsight, he said he’s glad he left. “In the second round of layoffs, those guys got nothing. One guy who worked there for 30 years got nothing because the company had gone into creditor protection.” With the prospect of See Turning A4

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People following their passion rather than the quick money Turning from A3 a CanWest buyout now making news, McDonald said he hopes any new owner will honour the severances owed to longtime, laid-off employees. After leaving CHBC, McDonald decided to take computer network engineering at Okanagan College. “For me (network engineering) was the perfect choice because it’s a blend of academics and we still use tools and gadgets. It’s very cerebral. We’re taking very high level math, communications, cryptography.” McDonald has one year to go in the course and then it’s back to the job market as soon as possible. “I’m almost 50. So I need to get back to work.” Ideally a job would come up form him at Telus, said McDonald. “I wanted to know what it was like to work for one of the top 100 companies in Canada be-

cause let’s face it, things weren’t the best at Global when I left. Telus is one of those top 100 employers. And I said to myself, ‘Now, there’s a goal.’” However, plenty of other options are out there in the network engineering field, according to McDonald’s research. “I received government funding and in order to qualify for that I had to prove that was the case and put together quite a research project.” He said he wouldn’t recommend making any career leap without doing that research. McDonald received his funding through Bowman Employment Services, which is contracted to administer the B.C. Ministry of Housing and Social Development’s retraining program, called Skills Development. The program was administered through the federal Employment Insurance program until last year. Bowman Employ-

ment Services staff are being run off their feet helping clients who are dealing with career change these days, according to company president Christine Bowman. From April 2009 to March 2010, the company assisted 804 clients with retraining in the central, north and south Okanagan, compared to 728 clients between April 2008 and March 2009. Bowman assisted 352 clients with retraining from April 2007 to March 2008 before the downturn in the economy occurred. “From 350 to 804 clients is beyond a significant increase in activity for us and how busy we continue to be is reflective of the condition of economy and the labour market today.” Bowman Employment Services is the only company contracted to provide provincially funded retraining assistance to employees in the Okanagan. “We can assist them


A STUDENT heads to class at Okanagan College, where dean of trades John Haller says programs now run year round to meet demand for training and retraining. while going to school, by helping them with tuition, transportation, books and supplies, dependent care and living support for rent and groceries. It could be all of above or just one or

two things based on the individual needs of those we work with.” Funding has ranged from $500 to $40,000 per client in past years. But Bowman said the days of

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to Okanagan College, where dean of trades John Haller has noticed a significant spike in enrollment in many of the institution’s programs over the past two years. Students are turning to programs like culinary arts, RV service technician, automotive collision repair and automotive service technician, he said. “Everybody was getting a job in the construction industry two years ago and giving up on their dreams,” said Haller. “The construction industry was paying more and a job in construction became the immediate thing to do to generate income.” Now the trend is for people to go back to train and follow their passion, said Haller. “We’re so busy right now, we run intakes continually throughout the year and don’t take time off during summer. We – See Turning A5

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Significant skill shortage in the trades expected for next economic boom Turning from A4 train up until Dec. 24 because there’s now such a demand for trades training.” In welding, the college is currently running intakes every two months to meet demand, he added. Demand is also high for Okanagan College’s business program, particularly for two-year diplomas. The training landscape is quite different from where it was in early 2008 and 2007, when some of those programs seemed like they were dying, said Haller. “Those programs slowed to a crawl during the hot economy. In programs like cooking, people were pulled away by high wages in construction. Now students are coming back again.” In culinary arts, 90 students are enrolled– –double the intake two years ago, said Haller. The same goes for the RV service technician program, which is full with 36 students now, compared to 18 two years ago. “We here at Okanagan College look at ourselves as being on a teetertotter. When the economy is up, longer-term training programs are needed less and vice versa.” That’s particularly evident in construction trades, explained Haller. “When the economy was strong we were training a lot of apprentices who were working in industry. “They were coming back for their technical training…and we were trying to get them back in the job force as quickly as

John Haller we could. “But, when the downturn occurred there was a drop in the number of apprentices in the system.” Now however, the college is seeing more people, who are looking for the seven to 10-month programs and need the educational foundation to improve their trade skills, he explained. Those same employees who were once being snapped up by construction companies during the economic boom years, now realize they need better skill sets to win jobs and are heading to school to get the training they

might have skipped before, said Haller. “The employers were doing the training on the job site rather than having students come with skills because the employers needed workers so badly. Now those same employers are saying they want someone with more skill level on practical and theoretical bases.” Some employees might also now find that they want to know more about other aspects of their career, stated Haller. An employee who was hired to do specific work like framing might now take the time to go to school to learn skills like cabinetry and finishing carpentry, said Haller. “Students are looking for the full-meal deal. It’s becoming very noticeable for us.” Haller concluded that there is a silver lining for those currently training and retraining in trades. Another skills shortage is looming in B.C., similar to the one that oc-

curred three years ago during the hot economy, he stated. “With all the baby boomers expected to retire, there will still be a skills shortage in trades. “If we’re not diligent in training workers now, we will run into a significant shortage in two or three years from now.” Too few students are graduating from Grade 12 to fill the anticipated gaps in the trades, he said. “So, for people who lose their jobs, they can still take comfort in the predictions that job prospects are still very favourable for the long term,” said Haller. Those interested in learning more about retraining opportunities at Okanagan College are advised to call the trade’s program office. “We’ll be able to help them with choices, give them tours of the college and show them where the job demands are,” said Haller., look for the calendar and click on Add Event.

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Youth leader convicted as a ‘serial pedophile’ Vikki Hopes CONTRIBUTOR

A Kelowna man who served as a volunteer at several churches, including in Mission, has pleaded guilty to 11 sexual offences against eight victims between the ages of six and 16. Chad Blaine Mossing, 42, was originally charged with 22 counts of sexual assault, invitation to sexual touching, sexual interference and sexual exploitation. A stay of proceedings was issued on the charges for which he did not plead guilty, including one that involved an incident in Lake Country. The offences occurred in Mission, Merritt and Oliver, B.C. from around 1998 until August 2007. The investigation was

conducted by the Kelowna and Mission RCMP detachments. All of the victims, except one, were boys. Court documents show that the first two victims reported the incidents to other adults but the behaviour was brushed aside and was not reported to police at that time. Mossing, who had no previous criminal record, has been in jail since April 25, 2009, when he was first charged. On Monday, Abbotsford provincial court Judge Kenneth Skilnick sentenced Mossing to seven years in prison—the maximum sentence requested by Crown counsel. He refered to him as a “serial pedophile.” Mossing received double credit for his 11 and a half months in cus-

tody, as he was in prison before Bill C-25 was passed in October, eliminating the two-for-one credit. Five years and one month of Mossing’s prison sentence remains. In his reasons for sentencing, Skilnick said Mossing held a number of jobs and volunteer positions that brought him in frequent contact with children and adolescents. He was a youth pastor at several churches and operated a skateboard shop for a period. Skilnick’s written judgment does not specify the locations or time frames of these positions nor does it cover the circumstances that brought the case to the attention of the police. The Capital News sister newspaper, Abbotsford News, has learned that Mossing was a volunteer

with New Heights Church in Mission. Church pastor Greg Elford said he did not want to elaborate on the situation, as it has been a painful experience for everyone involved. “When I was made aware of allegations of abuse, I turned the matter over to the authorities to investigate and I worked alongside the authorities to ensure that the appropriate pastoral care was to be available to the victims, their families and friends,” he said. The court documents show the first offence occurred sometime between the summers of 1998 and 2000, and involved a teen boy. “At the time the behaviour was minimized by persons who trusted the accused and gave him

the benefit of any doubt. They wrote the incident off to the accused having ‘wandering hands’ when he slept,” Skilnick wrote. In 2002, Mossing sexually touched a girl, then 13 or 14, when she was part of a group he took on a trip. The following day, the girl confronted Mossing and a pastor, but she was made to feel as if she had over-reacted. “In her victim impact statement, she notes that the accused was able to manipulate her such that she ‘began to put a lot of blame upon (herself) and others instead of him,’ “ Skilnick wrote. Four of the charges in which Mossing pleaded guilty relate to one victim, whom he assaulted from the ages of nine to 15, starting in 2002. Some

of the assaults lasted for several hours into the late hours of the night, the documents report. Another child was touched on about 30 to 40 occasions. The youngest victim was assaulted from the ages of six to 12. Many of the offences took place on camping or fishing trips. Skilnick said Mossing manipulated and coerced the victims in order to cover up the offences, enabling him to repeat the behaviour many times before it was reported to authorities and an investigation was launched. The children and their families have been devastated, he said. “You stole my child’s youth, his education, his safety, his trust, his security…You have shattered our faith,” one moth-

er wrote about Mossing in her victim impact statement. Skilnick commended the victims for their courage in reporting the offences and co-operating with police and prosecutors. “They have risked further emotional trauma in order to ensure that what happened to them would not happen to others.” In addition to his prison sentence, Mossing will have a sample of his DNA entered into the national data bank. He also has been given a lifetime prohibition of being in public areas, at jobs, or in volunteer positions around kids 16 years or younger; and using a computer for the purpose of communicating with children in that age group.


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High school student drug supplier now facing charges Cheryl Wierda STAFF REPORTER

A West Kelowna man whom police believe had been selling drugs to high school students is now facing drug trafficking charges, police said Friday. Dennis William Ross, 39, is facing three counts of trafficking marijuana and one count of trafficking ecstasy, as well as possession of pot. Police say they received intelligence that a

man was supplying marijuana and ecstasy to local high school students in West Kelowna and undercover officers allegedly made “substantial” drug purchases from him during their investigation, said Sgt. Carey Chernoff. It is alleged that selling to students was a “big part” of Ross’ business. As part of the police investigation, Ross’ Reece Road home was searched, he said. Charged along with



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marijuana and will appear in court with Dennis on April 29. The investigation into Ross’ alleged activities came as part of a year-long undercover drug operation targeting street level drug traffickers in West Kelowna, Westbank First Nation, Big White and in the rural areas around Kelowna. “The project ran in several phases over the course of the past year, and involved numerous undercover operators,”

said Chernoff. He said the project saw undercover operators purchase cocaine, crack cocaine, ecstasy, crystal meth, methamphetamine and marijuana from various identified targets. “Undercover operators also targeted licensed premises at the Big White Ski village where several drug purchases were made from five separate individuals,” he said. The lengthy investigation marks the first time

West Kelowna has taken on an undercover investigation targetting drug trafficking, although Kelowna RCMP has included West Kelowna in their investigations in the past. “It’s pretty evident that drug trafficking is a big problem,” both in West Kelowna and in other communities, said Chernoff. “We recognize it as a priority.” As a result of the investigation, he said 43

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In Hebrews 10:25, we are told, “Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” God wants us to continue to meet together because when we meet with one another, worship together, play and laugh with one another, we grow stronger as a congregational family. Hebrews is also telling us that it is not always easy to meet together: “Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing.” Life gets in the way; people get tired of being the only ones to gather time after time. Programs come and go and we all make choices for our activities. Sometimes we may feel we don’t have a choice. We don’t come to the meeting time or place because we To take the question further, don’t feel worthy or capable. We are sick what makes church activity any different in our souls and we feel that God’s comthan other groups who eat up our time - munity would not welcome us. Remembecause it isn’t just meetings on Sunday ber, the meetings of Christians are made morning, is it? There are meetings up of sinful people, people who do not during the week and clubs at the church always uphold the teachings of Christ for kids and youth and families. We often but need to learn and be encouraged to find that these activities and the othfollow God’s Word. You might just be the ers in our lives meet at the same time. person to teach them. Church is a place Sometimes we have something we really where sinners gather to be renewed by want to do, that we love to do, and it is the forgiveness of Christ and energized scheduled during times that conflict with by people who are all in the same boat. what is happening at our church and This renewal, re-energizing and support then we have to make a decision. We all are why we are encouraged to meet want the best for ourselves, our families together. There is power when we come and our children. We want our children together. Christ promises us that, “where to be well rounded individuals and two or three are gathered together in My experience all that life has to offer. This name, I am there in the midst of them.” is not to say that the other things in our He promises to be in our midst and to lives are not important. Homework, work, hear us. This is a mighty promise and all sports, free time, family time - these are we are asked to do is to gather. very important things to put in our lives In totalitarian governments such so that we are well rounded individuals, as communism, what is one of the first but what I want to ask then is this: what things to go? Most dictators will take is the focus of your life? As Christians, away the ability for like-minded people we of course want the focus to be life in to gather in groups. The same was Christ, and so we have to ask ourselves true under Roman rule with the early the questions: What are all the things church. It was forbidden for Christians to that we do worth, if we don’t have faith? gather and they had to resort to secret If we don’t know how much God loves symbols to identify themselves to one us, how much God has done for us, then another. The desire in such governwhere does our passion come from to ments to disband the meetings of groups use the gifts given to us? As we face the whose beliefs do not match their own is choice between two activities, we must evidence of the power found within such ask ourselves which one will have the meetings. When we meet together, we

are no longer standing on our own but we have the support of other Christians. We are united in the body of Christ and supported in our faith. I know that life is busy, that work, homework, sports and leisure all take time and everyone wants a piece of your life. I understand that we do not always choose the times and days in which sports teams and other groups meet and ultimately all of us will need to make the choice. I cannot tell you all the skills you will receive through sports and clubs; good things for sure - leadership training and sportsmanship, things that will help you greatly in your life. I can tell you though, that the meeting of Christians is different. Anytime we gather, it is a time to be supported, to rest our cares on Christ and on others, to be built up and learn how to deal with all the other things in life. It is a place to reinvigorate our passion for all the things we do with the gifts and talents God has given us. What you gain in church with God’s people is eternal. You’ll receive faith and salvation, things that will last for much longer than our small amount of time on this planet. There is power and promise in those meetings during the week and on Sunday morning. Will you give up meeting, as the majority of people have done, or will you know the promise personally and be fed to meet the rest of life’s challenges? If you have nowhere to gather with God’s people, I invite you to come to Grace Lutheran and worship with us at 10:30 on Sunday mornings. Come and experience Christ in our midst, experience the meeting of God’s people, and know what it is like to be…… In His Grip, Pastor Karen

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Zimmermann steps up for cause Mike Simmons STAFF REPORTER

The Central Okanagan Hospice Association is warming up for the annual Hike for Hospice with the appointment of honourary chair Gerry Zimmermann. Former Kelowna fire chief Zimmermann announced the beginning of registrations for the hike on April 14 at Hospice House. “It’s nice to see you when nothing’s burning down and I’m not sick,” he joked with media. Zimmermann said it was an honour to be chosen for the post. He noted the hike and the work the hospice does is near and dear to him. Zimmermann was

hospitalized last year in critical condition due to severe pancreatitis. He pointed out this April 14 marked his 61st birthday. “I never thought I’d make 61 and neither did my family.” He pointed out that he and his family had the support of the community during his illness. He added that not everybody receives such support and he wanted to make sure that others have that. “I want for others what I had for myself.” Zimmermann said he hopes the association can get the community support for the hike that it has always received in the past. The Hike for Hospice takes place May 2 at Mis-

sion Creek Regional Park. Participants can choose from a two, four or six-kilometre walk to raise pledges for the association. COHA executive director Bob Switzer said the hike is a national event that happens in many different locations on the same day across Canada. He noted the hike allows people to walk in memory of a loved one. Switzer noted the event is designed as part of the healing process, giving bereaved people the chance to think of those they have loved. Switzer said the association has a good relationship with Interior Health, who administers Hospice House. Funds raised by the

hike help the association provide support to people experiencing advanced illness, and their families. Switzer noted that association volunteers work alongside the facility staff. Switzer added that COHA volunteers also work in people’s homes and throughout the community. COHA volunteer chair Roy Sinden said the ninth annual event is planned similar to that in years past, with a few twists. “Every year, we try to build on what’s been done before.” Sinden said there is a great community of people involved in putting together the Hike. He noted an Olympic torchbearer will start the


HIKE FOR HOSPICE honourary chair Gerry Zimmermann shares a laugh with

(from left) Brenda Harvey, Roy Sinden and John Manton at a press conference held on Wednesday to kick off the fundraising drive for the annual event, which takes place May 2 at Mission Creek Regional Park. hike, tying in with Zimmermann’s own role as a torchbearer. Sinden said the association is also inviting

Olympians to take part in the event. “We wanted a significant way to start the hike.” More information on

the hike can be found on the association’s website www.kelownahospice. com.

Task force says ministry can’t keep passing Peachland over Jason Luciw STAFF REPORTER

For the last four years now, Bob Wells

has watched as Highway 97 improvements happen around Peachland, wondering when the time would come for upgrades

around his community. Wells is spokesman for the Highway 97 Task Force, which is trying to convince the B.C. Min-

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Okanagan community of 5,000 people. “The issue has been talked about for 20 years. It seems like we started all this talk only to be on the

tail end of the outcome.” Options include widening Highway 97 to four lanes through Peachland, or a high level bypass outside the municipality’s

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Westside landfill closure comes with new costs Jason Luciw STAFF REPORTER

Taxpayers will be paying more for waste disposal on the Westside, while fewer days of service will be offered to those residents needing to haul away excess household waste. The Westside landfill is slated to close in June or July and the Central Okanagan Regional District

will set up a waste transfer centre in its place for those residents looking to dispose of garbage that is too big to be hauled off through the weekly curbside collection system. The creation of the transfer station will save Westside residents from clogging Kelowna streets and spewing carbon emissions en route to the Glenmore landfill in Kelowna, the only remaining dump

in the region. To cover the costs of the new transfer centre, the regional district will charge a $26 transfer tax to all Westside homeowners. Regional district spokesman Bruce Smith said the parcel tax is necessary because the regional district will lose revenue and take on new expenses after the landfill closes.

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“The only funding source for that centre is tipping fees. However, there’s no way the tipping fees can sustain the operation,” said Smith. “That’s because there are no longer any commercial loads and therefore none of the commercial revenue that had previously been available to cover costs of the operation of the landfill or the new (transfer) centre. All that revenue has gone to Glenmore.” In addition to the loss in commercial revenue, the regional district must


well the transfer station is used. “Once we have a full year’s worth of indication of actual use and revenue from the new centre that tax could be adjusted down or conversely up if the costs weren’t being covered. But if a surplus exists at the end of the year, it would be our intention to reduce the parcel tax.” In addition to the parcel tax, residents taking household waste to the Westside transfer station will be charged a $6 tipping fee for loads under


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t’s not often I can remember what I was doing exactly one year earlier, but last week was an exception. It was my one year anniversary of writing this column. On April 12, 2009, I remember how excited I was to see the ¿rst installment of “On a Brighter Note” in the Kelowna Capital News. It was the weekend and I was too impatient to wait for the paperboy, so I went to the store to pick one up. Titled “You’re too skinny. Eat a sandwich,” it was accompanied by a brilliant illustration created by my ¿rst cartoonist. Seeing my words alongside his drawing gave

me goosebumps. I had big dreams for the column, and many people looked at me like I was crazy if I spoke them aloud. “You want to write about your life?” asked one of my superiors. “Aren’t you going to run out of ideas?” “I guess I will when I die,” was my cheerful response, hoping neither one would happen for many years to come. From the beginning I had plans to get published in a lot of newspapers. “I want to be syndicated,” I told one of my colleagues. He just about choked on his coffee as he tried to suppress a snort. “Why is that funny?” I asked. “That’s kind of like saying you want to go to Hollywood and become a movie star,” he responded. “It ain’t gonna happen.” “It could,” I said, trying to think of an extreme example. “Even Marilyn Monroe started out as girl with a dream.” Shrugging, he rolled his eyes and nodded half heartedly. I felt happy with that response. But for all the naysayers,

I’ve had tons of supporters too. People, like me, who wanted to read something light and positive about everyday stuff they could relate to. Fortunately some of those people ended up being editors and publishers of other newspapers and my readership increased dramatically in the last six months. Luckily one of the people who liked what I was doing was the amazing Jim Hunt, an accomplished cartoonist from Boston who was way out of my league. He agreed to take my column on when my original illustrator, Keith Funk, could no longer continue late last year. I’ve been pinching myself ever since. I look back at this year and I’m amazed at how quickly it’s gone. Some of the goals I’ve set for myself have been met and some haven’t. This week I celebrated

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up for criticism, I was reminded of something well-known author Leo Buscaglia once wrote: “The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, and becomes nothing may avoid suffering and sorrow. But he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live.” Personally, I want to do all those things, and I’m guessing you do as well. To put ourselves out there and really do what makes us happy at the risk of failure and disappointment is both brave and beautiful. Having a voice and sharing my stories are an incredible privilege that I am extremely grateful to have. I hope to share myself – Àaws and all – for as long as people are interested. And, as always, I would love to hear anything you’d like to share with me in return, for that’s where I learn the most. To view my video clip that corresponds with this article please visit and click on video clips. Lori Welbourne is a syndicated columnist. You can contact her at

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MINDO, Ecuador— I’ve often fantasized about retracing the steps of such naturalists as Charles Darwin, Alexander von Humboldt and William Bartram, who saw exotic places and recorded, in detail, the plants and animals they encountered on their expeditions. But the armchair naturalist in me didn’t want to work too hard or subject myself to the tribulations they suffered as they circumnavigated the globe, climbed the South American Andes or slogged through the swamps of the Southeastern United States, places where one might encoun-

ter sharks, bugs, snakes, piranhas, jaguars and crocodiles. So I kept deferring on the grounds of time, cost and discomfort. My visit to Mindo, in a cloud-forested valley of the same name, helped me realize that I didn’t have to set sail or strap on the crampons to see spectacular and exotic life forms. Mindo is an easy-access epicenter of biodiversity in northwestern Ecuador teeming with hundreds of orchid and bird species, all framed by spectacular Andean scenery in a cool, temperate climate. During my two days traipsing around Mindo— a 90-minute drive from Quito, the capital—I spied See Ecuador A16


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vate reserves that locals have created to appeal to amateur, leisurely naturalists like me. Ecuador’s stable and temperate climate in the highlands makes it a veritable flora factory. With nearly $600 million in annual shipments, Ecuador is the second leading exporter of cut flowers (Colombia is first) to the U.S. Orchids may be the showstoppers, but the supporting cast is just as impressive: I saw two-storyhigh tree ferns, ancient cedars, giant hibiscus and philodendrons with leaves as big as elephant ears. I was agog at the enormous shiny, silver leaves of the umbrella-shaped cecropia trees that some experts say can grow as much as 6 feet a year. For this, credit the surrounding cloud forest, a specific variety of tropical or subtropical ecosystem that occurs at just the right mix of altitude—Mindo’s valley varies from 4,500 to 8,000 feet—cloud cover, sunlight, mild temperatures and moisture. Rainfall here averages 5 feet or more per year. The

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where rooms go for about $100 a night per person, was on the expensive end of the spectrum. On the other end is the Cabanas Armonia, perfectly adequate and going for $16 per person a night. Part of Mindo’s charm is that it is preternaturally still, the quiet broken only by bird calls. It helps that a road built 20 years ago that connects Quito with the coast bypassed Mindo. The old road, which runs through town, has become a rarely traveled byway that serves as a path for nature-loving bikers and sightseers in vans. A good guide is essential to a successful trip because he or she will see and hear things, particularly in dense, foggy forests, that inexperienced interlopers would miss. Thanks to a recommendation from a friend in Quito’s tourism industry, I got a great one: Kurt Beate, a multilingual German-Ecuadorean who has led tours throughout the country. Even as a 34-year veteran, Beate is still passionate about his country and its embarrassment of natural riches, and is generous with his knowledge of Ecuadorean flora and fauna. During my two days with him, I was treated to a nonstop flow of fascinating digressions,

including how to identify certain birds by their calls: hummingbirds (a strange clicking sound); quetzals (a descending trill); umbrella birds (a mooing sound, which is why Ecuadoreans call them bull birds) and toucans (a call in which they seem to be telling us, “Dios te de” or, in English, “God will provide”). On the way to Mindo from Quito, Kurt insisted that we make two stops, both of which proved unforgettable. The first was at Pululahua Crater, the innards of an extinct volcano 17 miles northwest of Quito that is now a national park. From a parking lot, we walked several hundred yards up to the crest of the crater to see the floor, its miles spread out before us 1,000 feet below. Apart from a few houses and the crater floor’s green carpeted pastureland, it looked as though it might have erupted yesterday. The other stop was at the privately owned 100-acre Pahuma Orchid Reserve (admission $4), about midway on the drive. We took an hourlong hike through the mists to Pahuma’s summit, passing several trailside orchids along the way, before descending to feast our eyes on more than 100 orchids and bromeliads growing in an outside nursery. “Every plant is a surprise,” Kurt said smiling, after he photographed a blazingly pink epidendrum orchid. Its myriad tiny blooms reminded me of a pomegranate turned inside out. It wasn’t all beauty during my two days in Mindo. The hike at Pahuma was a beast, straight up into dense tropical forest and thick cloud and dampness that tends to come on after 1 or 2 in the afternoon. We gained more than 800 feet of altitude in less than an hour. I was glad I had a plastic poncho and good weatherproof hiking boots. The mist and darkness made spotting orchids and other plants difficult. Fortunat-

ely, Kurt was adept at that. But the rest of the time, I was in my laidback explorer mode, including my drive with Kurt up the abandoned Mindo-Quito road, where thanks to his telescopic “view-scope,” we saw several roadside orchids and the cock-of-the-rock. There was also my morning stroll through Seventh Heaven’s 800acre reserve, with its flocks of clicking hummingbirds, and my pleasant walk around Cabanas Armonia’s orchid garden, where I encountered the colorful and mysterious geometry of a dracula orchid. It was just the right blend of education and enlightenment for the lazy man.


Regular bus service from Quito to Mindo is available hourly and costs $4 each way. Taxis charge about $50. Or visitors can arrange transportation from Quito as part of a package tour (see below). Telephones: To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (the international dialing code), 593 (country code for Ecuador) and the local number. Where To Stay: El Septimo Paraiso, Calacali-Independencia Highway, Mindo; 2-289-3160, www.septimoparaiso. com. Rates $98 per person, double occupancy, three meals included. The hotel has its own 800-acre nature preserve, much of it accessible by pathways. Hosteria Bellavista, near Mindo on the old Mindo-Tandayapa road; 2-290-3166, www. bellavistacloudforest. com. About $80 per person, double occupancy, three meals included. Less-expensive dormitory-style accommodations available. This hotel also has its own 900acre reserve accessible by pathways. Cabanas Armonia & Jardin de Orquideas, Barrio Progreso, Mindo; $14 per person. Owner and guide Hugolino On-

ate also maintains a garden with hundreds of orchid and bromeliad varieties. Where To Eat: The mid-priced to upscale hotels, including Quetzal, Septimo Paraiso and Bellavista, are good bets. Locals also recommend these freestanding restaurants in the town’s center:y El Chef, Fuera de Babilonia, Omarsito and Teresita. Package Tours: Tourists may wish to hire a Quito-based tour operator to arrange all-inclusive packages of one night to a week that include hotel stays. Hotels in the Mindo area also offer tours and guide services. Quito-based Nomadtrek Tour Operator, 2-290-6036 or 9-9708278; www.nomadtrek. com. Multilingual owner Kurt Beate has been leading groups to Mindo and elsewhere in Ecuador for more than three decades. His packages start at $380 per person for two days and one night, and include transportation from Quito, accommodations in Mindo, an English-speaking guide and taxes. Metropolitan Touring, with several locations in Quito, 2-298-8200,, organizes orchid and birding tours to Mindo and elsewhere. No matter how you get to Mindo, you should take cash because few hotels and restaurants in the area accept credit cards; also bring hiking boots, rainwear, light clothing and binoculars. How To Find A Guide: Beate of Nomadtrek was referred to me by a Quito resident. His fee for guiding is included in his package tour price. Onate, owner of Cabanas Armonia (see above), in Mindo, is also excellent, and his knowledge of the area is extensive, although his English is rudimentary. He charges $60 a day. To Learn More: Quito Visitors’ Bureau, 2-228-2646, www.quito. com or

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Gear up for Bike to Work Week Dust off your bike and pump up your tires, cycling season has begun. Give cycling a shot and join the Central Okanagan Bike to Work Week, May 10 to 16. During this week Bike to School and Bike to Worship Week are also held to engage the entire community in cycling as part of daily transportation. To get involved, simply form a team at work, school or place of worship and register by visiting This event is free for all to participate. Team leaders automatically receive a free long-sleeve shirt and prize package.

A team leader orientation will be held on April 21, 5 p.m., at the Kelowna Downtown Library, so register your team now. Throughout the week, Bike to Work teams will challenge other workplaces, schools and organizations for the chance to win great prizes while incorporating exercise into their daily commute. To make your commute even more fun, celebration stations will be set up in various neighbourhoods throughout the week offering snacks, cycling information, bike tune ups, and music! Why get involved? Studies show that people who

bike to school and work are happier, healthier and more productive. Other benefits that you might want to consider: • Biking, so it’s fun. • You can win great prizes. • You’ll save money. • It’s good for your heart and lungs. • It’s good for the environment. • You’ll have more energy. • It’s a great way to spend time with friends or family each day. So get in gear and register a team for this year’s Bike to School, Work or Worship Week. For more information about the annual event go to the website:

City in Action PUBLIC NOTICES Parcel Tax Rolls

The City of Kelowna is updating the local area service parcel tax rolls. The parcel tax rolls are available for inspection at the City of Kelowna office Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Owners of property included in these areas may request that their own property roll be amended based on one or more of the following grounds: a) there is an error or omission respecting a name or address on the parcel tax roll b) there is an error or omission respecting the inclusion of a parcel c) there is an error or omission respecting the taxable area or the taxable frontage of a parcel d) an exemption has been improperly allowed or disallowed A request must be made in writing to: Revenue Manager, City of Kelowna, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna BC V1Y 1J4 by 4 p.m. April 26, 2010. Local area service parcel tax rolls can be local improvements such as concrete curb, gutter and sidewalk, boulevard seeding, road/lane drainage or sewer and water services. Local Improvement Parcel Tax Rolls: Abbott St Ace Rd Adventure Rd Bach Rd Badke Rd Benchview Rd Bernard Ave Bertram St Bothe Rd Braemar St Brighton Rd Burtch Rd Cadder Ave Casorso Rd Creekside Rd Dease Rd Dilworth Dr Dundas Rd Enterprise Way Ellis St

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PUBLIC MEETING Advisory Planning Commission

The Commission will hold a public meeting on: Tuesday, April 27 at 6pm City Hall, 1435 Water Street Council Chambers The public is invited to express their views to the Commission.

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OCP10-0001 / Z10-0002 To amend the future land use designation for a portion of the subject property from Park - Major Park/Open Space designation to MRL - Multiple Unit Residential - Low Density; To rezone a portion of the subject property from A1 - Agriculture 1 to RM3 - Low Density Multiple Housing to permit development of 40 townhouse units. Applicant: DE Pilling & Assoc (D. Miletto) Owner: K. Dhami

E of Gordon Drive; 5000 Gordon Drive OCP10-0005 / Z10-0023 / TA10-0006 To amend the future land use map for a portion of the subject property which will change the configuration and boundaries of Park - Major Park/Open Space, Commercial, Educational/Major Institutional and Residential uses; Amendments to the Ru3 - Small Lot Housing Zone of Zoning Bylaw 8000, including reductions to the minimum site width, lot area and side yard setback and removal of the maximum floor area ratio; To rezone a portion of the subject property from A1 - Agriculture 1 and RU1h - Large Lot Housing (Hillside Area) to RU2 - Medium Lot Housing, RU3 - Small Lot Housing, and P3 Parks & Open Space to facilitate 86 single family dwellings. Applicant/Owner: No. 21 Great Projects Ltd. (D. Lange)

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DP10-0038 / DVP10-0037 To approve the form and character of a three-storey mixed-use building; To obtain a Development Variance Permit to reduce the front yard setback from 4.5m required to 3.1m proposed. Applicant: Garry Tomporowski Arch. Ltd. (R. Clarida) Owner: L. Rupert The Advisory Planning Commission is a forum for citizen input in the planning process. The Commission is made up of nine citizens who make recommendations to Council on community and neighbourhood plans, rezoning applications and development permits. INFO: 250 469 8626

OPEN HOUSES Kelowna Family Y Expansion

The public is invited to an open house: Tuesday, April 20, 4:30pm to 7:30pm Kelowna Family YMCA-YWCA 375 Hartman Road The City of Kelowna and YMCA-YWCA of the Central Okanagan are holding an Open House to display the expansion plans for the Kelowna Family YMCA-YWCA. Concept drawings of the building addition will be on display. Construction is planned for 2011. Please join us at the Open House. City and YMCA-YWCA staff will be available to answer questions. INFO: 250 469-8563

EVENTS Sign up for Bike to Work Week

Give cycling a try. Join the Central Okanagan Bike to Work, Bike to School and Bike to Worship Week: May 10 to 16 To get involved, form a team at work, school or place of worship and register at www.i-go. ca. This event is free and team leaders receive a free long-sleeve shirt and prize package. A team leader orientation is Wednesday, April 21 at 5 pm at the Kelowna Downtown Library. INFO:

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Gift of life with one little kidney To the editor: We got home from Vancouver on Sunday (after I donated a kidney to my fiancé’s sister) and it was so good to be home, see the dogs and sleep in my own bed. Recovery is taking longer than I anticipated but then again I am not the most patient person! This experience will be one I will carry with me forever, will live on with Vivian and in the memory of my mother, Phyllis. I have had a lot of time to reflect on this journey, starting with the death of my mother at age 26 from kidney failure, the almost nonexistent odds of meeting Paul at the time in my life when I did (who has been the most loving and supportive person I have had in my life and I am very blessed that he will soon be my husband) to meeting Vivian and realizing that these new people in my life, who will soon become family and would change my life. Once I met Vivian and could see what a loving and spiritual person she was and

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ack in 1995, when I was the editor of a community newspaper in Burnaby, I was sitting in my office minding my own business when one of my reporters stormed in the doorway with a look of panic in his eyes. The cause of his panic was the Internet. “We have to get a website now or we will go out of business,” he exclaimed. Back then, the potential of the Internet was still a dream in many people’s eyes, except for the pundits out there climbing over each other to predict the end of the newspaper business. Websites were about to make newspapers obsolete, change how people received and pursue the information they deem relevant to their lives.

Last summer, a decade later, I was reminded of that same chatter as a new website,, with considerable editorial resources was launched Barry in the Kelowna media Gerding market. We felt like we had a connection to that website since nearly half the staff had worked for this newspaper at some point in the past decade. But for all the optimistic boasting at the outset of this new venture, with the impact the economic crash last year had on our media market in the Central Okanagan, answers to questions about what the future holds for how people “get the news” still remains as vague today as it did last year or 10 years ago. In the case of, as


with all websites, the problem is the business model. Hits and unique visitor stats are great. But while there are a lot of reasons why people follow websites, to look at advertising remains at or near the bottom. That’s a problem. If the investors behind had taken a more realistic approach to whatever market research they did, they might have realized the uphill battle that was awaiting them. As well, simply trying to emulate the business models of newspapers on the Internet has proven to be elusive, even for newspaper websites. Established media conglomerates haven’t figured it out yet, and neither have independent website investors. To me, the problem is that newspapers were created as a business, with a relationship, however uneasy that can be at times, between the editorial and advertising products.

The Internet was created as a tool of communication, not as a media business enterprise. Facebook and Twitter, for example, are desperately trying to find advertising models that can turn their worldwide usage into profits. Certainly, the media world as we know it is changing. Daily newspapers have taken a hit in the U.S., although in Canada most still register big profits. Magazines have also taken a hit. I know myself that I cancelled a magazine subscription last year for a publication I had been receiving since 1971. Why? Because the magazine’s website was a better read. But the advertising on that website doesn’t even register a blip with me, while the ads in the magazine did catch my attention. And therein lies the dilemma, still, for the business side of the Internet.

Sunday, April 18, 2010



Columnist responds to fellow columnist To the editor: On April 1, 2010, John Sherman wrote a column in this newspaper headlined Drug Treatment For Childhood Depression Questioned. I have not previously responded to other columns in this newspaper, even when they address psychiatric issues. Sherman is clearly beyond his area of expertise in this case on two counts—he is not an expert on depression, childhood or otherwise, and he is not a clinical researcher or scientist of any stripe. He starts out by saying: “…there are currently very limited treatment options for children with depression, often referred to as major depressive disorder.” What he should have said was that there are very few evidence-based treatment options for children with depression. This is exactly why there are ongoing clinical trials to find out if medications that are commonly used in both

children and adults actually work in children. Most of the research on this topic has been done on adults and simply applied to children. The reason is that research on children is more challenging in a number of ways, as it is with any group who cannot consent on their own behalf. For children to be involved in clinical trials requires both the consent of the child and their parent or legal guardian. This also applies to clinical trials involving natural substances, diet or nutritional supplements. He then goes on to say that: “Research is being done, however, that may make alternative treatment options more widely understood.” What research? He leaves us in suspense. He says: “With childhood depression, the ads will list off a handful of very common, benign symptoms that most people probably experience throughout their

life.” This is true but it is also true of nearly every disease known to man. Pain, fever, inflammation, nausea to mention a few are all symptoms that are usually benign and that we have all experienced. A diagnosis of major depression is not made on the basis of the mere presence of certain symptoms. There are actually agreed upon criteria for such diagnoses, the application of which requires some experience, skill and knowledge. The “ads” he refers to, and those for any other pharmaceutical or other treatment, are not meant to replace the input of a properly trained and knowledgeable physician. Unbelievably, he then goes on to suggest that, in his opinion, children are not so much depressed as bored, as if we can only choose one or the other. Some children are bored, some are depressed and some are both. Depression and boredom are not the same thing and all

Gov’ts perform like Robin Hood in reverse


To the editor: Is this the reason the Campbell government is implementing the HST? When Gordon Campbell became premier, he tpromoted cutting taxes to boost our economy. His government privatized hospital positions, layed off hospital employees, privatized the medical records department, sent the jobs to the U.S., cancelled agreements with civil servants, reduced welfare benefits, granted increases to MLAs and a hefty for himself. Popularity sinking, it

dropped the tolls on the Coquihalla Highway, replacing them with a carbon tax. Needing budget funds and probably looking ahead to another pay increase, it initiated the HST. It was like Robin Hood in reverse—robbing the poor and giving to the rich. Now education is in trouble and lay-offs are pending. Wake up. Fight for democracy. Vote this (HST) down! The HST is a ploy by the (Prime Minis-

ter Stephen) Harper and Campbell governments to increase taxes on more items. Harper cut the GST by two per cent, now wants 12 per cent, refunding the province the PST. The HST is bad for seniors, the young, the working and the poor. Let the government know how you feel. Get out and sign the (antiHST) petition. If not, we will be paying for the rest of our lives. Ken Evers, Westbank


children don’t have to be one or the other. He goes on that: “Personally, I don’t think antidepressants are the answer.” Well it is nice to know his opinion; we try to base these decisions on more than simply a tally of everyone’s opinion. That is what clinical trials are all about—trying to separate fact from fiction, opinion from evidence, placebo effects from specific non-placebo therapeutic effects. He finishes with a further opinion: “As a naturopath, I feel the best place to explore first would be the diet and the nutritional soundness of that child’s diet. In many cases, any changes in moods and be-

haviour from diet alone can be more beneficial than any pharmaceutical option.” This is not a surprising opinion from a naturopath but it hardly constitutes evidence. There is no scientifically valid evidence that diet is better than placebo let alone antidepressants in the treatment of depression. That is what evidence-based medicine is all about. Parents who are struggling with clinically depressed children or perhaps those whose children have committed suicide, might find Sherman’s account rather patronizing, if not insulting. Dr. Paul Latimer, Kelowna

Ode to what’s owed in HST To the editor:

ALL OF MY SPIN Should I fall out of grace, again or throw caution to the wind. Within the ambition that brings delight This move could spell the end. The HST is the fight I pursue although it’s doubtful I can win. At last I get my name out there again. Is this to end or just begin.

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saw, even through her many struggles, that she always looked for the positive and never gave up hope, my decision to donate a kidney was really an easy one. This has been a yearlong process filled with many tests, some delays and even times when we both wondered if this was ever going to happen. Both and Vivian and

I never looked past April 6 and just kept a positive attitude that everything would turn out. The whole trip has been an amazing experience from the start, going to Vancouver, having a lovely Easter dinner at Susan and Ed’s home, having my brother there to see me through the surgery, to the love and support of Paul, his family, Blaine and Rebecca and all my friends (I have the

best friends in the world). I will forever be thankful for the blessings in my life and be reminded that what we go through helps determine who we are and I wouldn’t change a thing. I love you all and will be praying that Vivian continues an amazing recovery and has many years to do all the things she wasn’t able to do before the kidney transplant. Christine Farough, Kelowna


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Go to a hockey game and see a protest break out. The campaign to gather signatures to either stop, or force a provincewide vote on the proposed Harmonized Sales Tax, was scheduled to kick off in Kelowna outside Prospera Place prior to last night’s Kelowna RocketsTri City Americans WHL playoff game. And regional Fight The HST campaign organizer Daniel Thorburn said canvassers will be back outside the arena tonight collecting signatures for their petition as well. The anti-HST campaign kicked off across B.C. yesterday as organizers have 90 days to gather the signatures of 10 per cent of the eligible voters in every one of the province’s 85 ridings. If they are successful, the government could be forced to either drop its plan to marry the provincial sales tax and the GST into one 12 per cent sales tax or hold a province-wide vote on its implementation. The new tax would be applicable on many


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For Sullivan, the ability to share and care is almost instinctive. He learned it early in life as the middle child of 15 siblings. Born in Regina in 1923, Herb grew up like many Prairie kids with school, church, and sports dominating his youth. He was an outstanding baseball and hockey player and earned the midget Canadian hockey championship and Western Canadian juvenile hockey championship as a teen. Sullivan joined the army in 1944 and upon discharge in 1947 worked at Kimberley Mines and starred with the local senior B hockey club. That year, Kimberley met Vernon in the playoffs and during the series Herb fell in love with the Okanagan. “When the series was over we were taking a bus back to the McCullough train station and I said, ‘Stop the bus, I like it here,’ and got off,” Herb


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out.” Herb took on the tasks with enthusiasm. More than 500 kids visited the facility at 422 Lawrence Avenue that first year, and many of them remained members on a regular basis. Herb, as the lone employee, knew them all. Aside from the Boys Club, Herb spent 10 years volunteering at the Sunnyvale Workshop and took many of the intellectually challenged on camping trips, and organized baseball and swimming events. He soon had a large number of Kelowna high schools students volunteering with regular Sunnyvale programs. It was a win-win scenario—Herb working with Kelowna kids. “Most of them were a tremendous pleasure to be with, some of them took extra work or patience,” he sys with a grin. “At the Kelowna Boys Club I’m proud to say no child was ever refused membership, re-

gardless of circumstances. Not one!” In 1988, after 30 years of service and at age 65, Herb retired. “Dad was always behind the scenes working quietly for anyone and everyone. He’s an amazing man who’s never looked back, never complained about how things could or should have been,” says his daughter Mary. “Dad has always accepted everyone for who they are. He never really retired. He is still always helping people,” she beams. Over the years Herb also: • Helped organize Big Brothers and Big Sisters. • Managed the Easter Seal camp for two years. • Established referees for Minor Hockey in 1948. • Worked with Big White’s ski patrol (three years) • Established the Hall Road Neighbourhood Watch in 1998. •Volunteered as a firefighter with the City of Kelowna (three years). • Was president ofthe Community Concert Series (several years). • Volunteered at the Veteran’s Military Museum (three years). • Volunteered with the Royal Canadian Legion. Even today, at 87, Herb is very active and effective. He continuously drives people to appointments and takes numerous friends for lunches and pep talks. When complimented for his kindness and caring. he simply shrugs his shoulders. “How can I complain? I have a wonderful family, nine grandchildren, three great grandchildren and many good friends. Life is marvellous and I try and remember that I am still a bit of a role model out there for some folks, so it keeps me in line.” Herb Sullivan is still sharing and caring for others with the same energy and love he’s always shown. Truly a long-time Kelowna hero, we are a better community because of him. Charlie Hodge is a local freelance writer.

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people, as riders won’t show up or choose not to race because it is more dangerous. Irnie said he did not ride in the rain all of last year until close to the end of the season, last October. “I’ve always been super scared of riding in the rain,” he said. “You’re not getting your knee down, you’re not going fast like you want to.”



Despite the added challenges, Irnie said he found the wet October run to not be so bad, and it built up his confidence. Rain tires are another weapon in the rider’s arsenal to deal with slick conditions. Irnie noted the only time he can get away with using the extremely soft tires is if the entire track is at least 80 per cent wet. The rain tires will melt if used on a dry track. “You’re going to destroy them.” If a track is partly wet and partly dry, Irnie has to use dry tires, which can be slippery on wet sections. Such a combination was partly to blame for a crash on his second race of the day, along with being in a hurry. Before the race he had a camera to setup on his bike, See Moto B6

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Possession of the ball is key to winning soccer games Mike Simmons fSTAFF REPORTER Selections have ended and the team is pulling together for Kelowna United FC’s U-21 women’s squad. Head coach Jan Prochazka said the squad has been together for close to two weeks. The U-21 team will compete in the Pacific Coast Soccer League, where they will face players from across the Thompson-Okanagan and the Lower Mainland. Prochazka was looking for different qualities in players during tryouts than have been previously sought in the area, due to his background in European soccer. “I would like the team to play fast and attractive

soccer, with lots of touches on the ball.” Prochazka said the idea is that their opponents will have difficulty scoring if they cannot gain possession of the ball. He pointed out the roster of 19 players selected are technically skilled and fast on the ball, with a strong understanding of the game. He noted that while most of the players are from Kelowna, there are a few from Vernon and one from Kamloops who will be driving more than two hours to attend each practice. He noted that particular strengths and weaknesses of the squad have yet to surface. Prochazka said the U-21 team has only had three practices so

far together. He pointed out that he comes into the coaching role with a blank sheet on each player, with no previous experience of how they have played in the past. “I’m getting to know the players by heart so I know how they act under different circumstances.” He added the only potential weakness he sees so far is that the team might be a bit young. Prochazka pointed out that other teams in the Pacific Coast league may have had a few years to play together, while the Kelowna U21s have only had a few months. A former professional player for IFK Gothenburg and coach in Sweden, Prochazka noted he would like to see see more people

playing soccer in the area. “In Sweden, it’s a sport that almost everybody does from a young age.” He noted the sport is cheap to get into, usually only requiring cleats and shinguards. He pointed out there are many more players competing, eliminating the need to drive an hour or two hours to get to a game. As a younger player, Prochazka played in up to 70 games a year. He noted that here, people are happy if they get to play in 15 to 20 games a year. The U-21 season begins on May 15 in Semiahmoo. The first home game will take place May 22 against the North Shore Girls Soccer Club Stars. msimmons


Claggett, Carle a winning combo Danny Long, and Cory Draper of Capilano and Kelowna Springs Rich Chlopan all came in at 65. Four teams were another shot back at 66. Twenty-three teams turned out for the season opening event which featured a format of six holes of best ball, six holes of scramble and six holes of alternate shot. The next event on the Callaway Interior Tour is scheduled for May 3 at The Harvest Golf Club in Kelowna.


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he spring is the perfect time of year to start a walking program. The weather is starting to get nice and the trees and flowers remind us of vitality as we watch them quickly bloom to life. Walking is particularly attractive because of its simplicity. It can be done

by almost anyone, and almost anywhere. The list of health benefits from walking is extensive. Regular walking has been shown to help prevent diseases of the heart and lungs, promote weight loss, improve bone density and muscle strength and enhance mental well being.


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heart disease and stroke through its positive effects on both lowering cholesterol in your blood and improving the efficiency of your heart and lungs at delivering oxygen to the rest of your body. Walking helps with weight loss by burning excess calories. Brisk walking burns approxi-

mately the same amount of calories per kilometre as does jogging, a fact particularly appealing to those who find it difficult to sustain the jarring effects of long distance jogging. In a 2002 study, it was shown that the risk of hip fracture was reduced by 41 per cent in post-

menopausal women who walked at least four hours per week. As well as improving bone density, strength and balance also improved. Lastly, walking appears to have a positive psychological benefit. Walkers almost invariably report that they feel better, sleep better and



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have better mental outlook than they did before they walked regularly for exercise. Before starting any walking program it is a good idea to get clearance by your physician, especially if you have any pre-existing medical conditions. If you have preexisting muscle or joint problems it is also a good idea to be assessed by a physiotherapist, who can do a biomechanical exam on you and help come up with a more detailed injury prevention plan before you embark on your walking program. The Canadian Physiotherapy Association and its members published the following list of walking tips a few years ago. Please give some thought to them before you start your program and hopefully you stay injury free and start enjoying the benefits of a regular walking program. • Plan your walking route for your comfort (fairly flat for beginners, low hills for intermediate and steeper inclines for advanced.) • Walk the same route every other day. Rotate routes (from incline to flat, sidewalk to grass) to keep it interesting and avoid over-use injuries. • Set goals and plan major outings throughout the whole season, rather than focusing on intensive weekends. • Buddy up! Finding a neighbour or friend to walk with will help keep you motivated and on track. Walking can be a pleasant family activity while bringing exercise into everyone’s lives. • Walk at a brisk pace—it provides the same aerobic benefits as jogging. However, stick to the “talk and walk” rule: If you can’t talk and walk you are going too fast for your fitness level. If you are already walking and would like to begin a jogging program, add a one minute jog to any part of your walk. Increase this to five one-minute jogs within 45minutes of walking. Gradually increase this over a six week period to the point where you’re walking 45 minutes four times per week and jogging 35 minutes three times per week. Jay Stone is a registered physiotherapist and co-owner of Sun City Physiotherapy. 250-762-6313 jstone

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Tomlin wins provincial A trampoline and synchro category with partner Bradeen Okanagan Gymnastics Centre earned the provincial level team awards The Okanagan Gymnastics team dominated competition at the B.C. Trampoline and Tumbling Championships. Local athletes won 18 provincial titles at the championship disciplines last weekend in New Westminster. Six OGC members also qualified for a spot on team B.C. for the Western Canada Cup, while the Okanagan club topped all clubs for multiple provincial and national level trophies. One of Kelownaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top finishers was Hailey Tomlin who won provincial A trampoline as well provincial A synchronized trampoline with her partner Chloe Bradeen. Tomlin was the provincial All Around champion. Bradeen also brought home silver medals in the provincial A trampoline and double mini trampoline. Kalin Judson won two medals in the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s provincial A competition, earning a gold medal in the double mini trampoline and a silver medal in the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s provincial A trampoline. Zoe Paquet earned a silver medal in the Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Provincial B 13+ age category on the trampoline. Sarah Croteau finished with a gold medal in the womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Provincial B double mini trampoline. She also earned a silver in the Provincial B synchronized trampoline with her partner Kara Harms. Harms won gold medal in the Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Provin-

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cial C double mini trampoline. Stephanie Hill and Cami Hill won a gold medal in the Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Provincial B synchronized trampoline event. Cami earned the gold in the individual Provincial B trampoline event for the 12 years and younger while, Stephanie finished in second with a silver medal. Bianca Radil finished with a bronze medal in the Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Provincial C double mini trampoline and silver in the Provincial C synchronized trampoline event with her partner Makenna Dickson. Dickson also won bronze in the Provincial C individual trampoline. Jill Bobyn earned a gold medal in the Provincial C trampoline event and a silver medal in the Provincial C double mini trampoline event.

Emit Judson took a bronze medal in the double mini trampoline 10 years and younger category and also earned a silver medal in the Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s synchronized trampoline event with his partner Jack Graves. Graves also won two gold in the individual trampoline and double mini trampoline, both in the 10 years and younger category. Emily Welsh finished with a bronze medal in the individual trampoline 10 years and younger. Danielle Gruber won gold in the Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Provincial A tumbling event, while teammate Rachel Stone finished in second and Emily Crichton finished in third. Emma Tucker earned the top spot for the Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Provincial B tumbling event. Okanagan Gymnastics Centre earned the

Provincial level Team awards in all three T and T events, trampoline, double mini trampoline, and in tumbling. Six Okanagan Gymnastics athletes also qualified for Western Canada Cup which is a competition for the top Provincial level athletesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Chloe Bradeen, Cami Hill, Stephanie Hill, Zoe Paquet, Hailey Tomlin, and Kalin Judson have all earned their place on Team BC.


There was also multiple Kelowna athletes competing in the national steam of competition at this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s B.C. Championships. Taylor Gretzinger won a gold medal in the Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s individual trampoline event in the Novice 10-14 year old category and added a bronze med-

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chronized trampoline event with her partner Emma Tucker, giving both of these girls their second gold medal of these championships. Carli Gruber earned a bronze medal in the Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Novice 10-14 year old category in the individual trampoline. Rachel Morrison won a bronze medal in the Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Novice 15+ in the individual trampoline. T.J. Fix won two medals at this championship, the first being a gold in the Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s individual trampoline in the Novice 15+ category and the second a bronze in the synchronized trampoline event with his partner Trevor Stirling. Stirling also competed in the Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Youth trampoline event and earned a

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along with changing tires, meeting people and other tasks. Losing track of time, Irnie missed the warning horn for the second race. He became aware the race was on when he came out of his trailer and saw riders on the track. The weather was still cold, as well as the track surface. Normally, Irnie uses tire warmers to preheat his dry tires to temperature, making them softer and increasing traction. As Irnie ran to take off the tire warmers, he discovered that they were not even on. A neighbour had unplugged his extension cord to plug in a generator. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I jump on my bike and rip out,â&#x20AC;? Irnie said. He was trying to make the warm-up lap and hoped to catch up to the other riders. Coming into the fifth corner, he leaned over too far and slid out. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even though I was taking it easy, I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take it easy enough.â&#x20AC;? Irnie slid at 120 km/h per hour on his backside, still holding onto the bike. He let go of the bike with his left hand. Since it weighed more than he did, it sped up, digging into the dirt at the side of

the track, catching and flipping. Irnie slid behind it and flipped a couple of times himself. Fortunately, his chest protector and other equip-



ment saved him from injury. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just got up right away, I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even winded.â&#x20AC;? He added his first instinct was to try and find the bike camera. While the impact put an end to footage from the bike-mounted camera, Irnieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s helmet camera stayed recording. Dazed and unable to focus, Irnie chose not to restart the race. With dry tires on another bike, he went back out on the track the next day for a practice run. This would be his last ride of the weekend. Chief technical inspector Claud Jinks crashed during the prac-

tice runs, and the event was cancelled. Irnie said Jinks went into the tirewall on corner two, and had no pulse. Jinks was defibrillated and airlifted to hospital, where he later died. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That put a huge sadness into the pits,â&#x20AC;? said Irnie. Jinks was the person who inspects ridersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; bikes and gear before they race. Irnie said that the incident is rare, and that nobody had died at the Seattle track in 15 years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a constant reminder that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not do-


THAT PUT A HUGE SADNESS INTO THE PITS. ITâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S JUST A CONSTANT REMINDER THAT WEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;RE NOT DOING A SAFE SPORT. Marcel Irnie on the crash and death of racebike chief technician inspector Claude Jinks

ing a safe sport.â&#x20AC;? Irnie will return to the Pacific Raceway in a month for the second

round of competition. This season involves logistics to avoid his experience of last year, where he drove across Canada to compete in Superbike races in Nova Scotia and Ontario. Irnie camped for six weeks in the back of his truck at racetracks, waiting for the next opportunity to race. He will miss the first round of racing in Quebec due to the long drive, but will spend at least part of 2010 on the road. Any competition for Irnie involves a journey of some length. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nobody really knows about Superbike in Kelowna,â&#x20AC;? he noted. Irnie pointed out there are no local racetracks in the Okanagan. The closest competition is the Amateur Sport Bike Championship in Calgary over the June long weekend. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my most important race of the year.â&#x20AC;? With a second-place finish in Cowtown last year, Irnie will be gunning it for the victory spot in 2010. More information on Irnie Racing can be found on the web at www. msimmons

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Exercise method for your brain Gala of Hope fundraiser total close to $155,000 O

kay, I’ll admit it—I’m obsessed with your brain. Yes, that three pound organ that sits between your ears is an obsession for me. Not only do I find it fascinating, but the way in which your brain works is absolutely mind-blowing to me, no pun intended. And like its owner, your brain can be rigid or flexible, adaptive to change or hardwired for habitual behaviours—it all depends on how you exercise it. Building your brain muscles or creating new neuronal pathways in your brain requires two fundamental elements. The first is that we learn new knowledge and the second is that we have a personal experience of that new knowledge. However, in order to strengthen these new neural pathways we must apply the laws of neuroplasticity—association, attention and repetition. Joe Dispenza, author of the book Evolve Your Brain, states, “Just as with any relationship, neurons need to communicate, or fire together a lot in the beginning, so that they can develop a more sustained relationship.”


Annie Hopper For example, think back to what it was like when you learned how to drive a car. You may have gone to driver’s education classes before you even sat behind the wheel. You were told of the rules of the road and what to do when you’re driving. They give you the intellectual knowledge that you need to know in order to drive a car; however it is not until you apply that knowledge on a practical level that you really “get it.”. And soon enough, with practice driving became second nature to you. In fact, you repeated it so often that you didn’t have to think about it anymore. With consistent practice the neural pathways associated with driving were strengthened and eventually it became an unconscious behaviour. You knew exactly

what to do, when to do it and how to do it. And so it is with any new skill. We need to marry our intellectual knowledge with a practical application and strengthen this new pathway though association, attention and repetition. Neuroplasticity, or the brain’s ability to change itself, is at the heart of the workshop that I teach throughout North America called The Dynamic Neural Retraining System that focuses on how to rewire the limbic system of the brain. This new paradigm in health assists in recovery from many chronic and often mysterious illnesses like Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, Fibromyalgia, Anxiety disorders and more. The speed at which this happens is very individual and at times can even seem miraculous. Take the example of Bill, someon who had suffered for years with chemical sensitivities that were so severe that he had to wear a big Darth Vader-like respirator to leave his house. After the first day of the neuroplasticity training workshop, Bill no

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The Canadian Cancer Society Gala of Hope brought in fresh funds and support for the fight against cancer. Society marketing coordinator Aidan Cole said the approximate total for the evening is close to $155,000. Last year’s event brought in almost $200,000. Hundreds of people attended the gala event. Cole said Jon Montgomery was the live auctioneer, a trade he pursued before and after his Olympic

skeleton event. “He’s just hilarious, he’s very good at what he does,” said Cole. “It was a lot of fun to listen to him.” Attendees met and mingled at a champage reception. Cole said the dinner portion saw a performance by Nelson singer-songwriter Shawn Hlookoff. Hlookoff is a recording artist with songs airing on several television shows. Cole noted that although the UBC Okanagan Latin dancers were talented, they did not intimidate the audience and the dance floor was packed all

night. Cole said the Gala of Hope is not the only fundraiser for the society. “This is just one of many, but it’s our premier social event of the year in Kelowna.” The Kelowna branch of the organization is responsible for the Interior region, organizing nine Relay for Life events in June throughout the area. Cole noted campaigners for the society will also be going door-to-door throughout April to collect donations, an annual fundraiser that has taken place for more than 50 years.

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Coming Events 20th Annual Automotive Swap Meet, Saturday April 24, Penticton Curling Rink, 8am-4pm, Vintage, custom, muscle cars, motorcycles, antiques and collectibles. Admission $2, Children under 12 free. Over 100 Vendors! Contact Ron at 250-492-5674, Organized by the South Okanagan Vintage Car Club. SALSA Fiesta, the Zarabanda Project Band. Sat, April 24. Parkinson Rec Centre. Call Elizabeth 250-763-4866 Kel Lucy 250-769-6098 Wstbnk VERNON’S RECREATION MADNESS SHOW & SALE 6 Days Only April 20-25. For more info go to

Information GREEN DRINKS. Network, socialize, learn. Doc Willoughby’s 353 Bernard Ave, Kelowna. 1st Thursday of each month. 5-8pm. Please join us for our monthly sustainability networking event! If you are or want to be more sustainable and get to know like-minded individuals and businesses, we meet upstairs & the next event is April 1st. Hope to see you there! (Please note this is a non-partisan function, not affiliated with a political party) Our mailing list is managed by the Okanagan Greens Society, a non-profit organization working towards sustainability in the Okanagan Valley. To join the list and receive updates about upcoming events and news, visit http://www.okanagangreens. ca/newsletter.php


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Hunny’s House daycare accepting children 3 to 5yrs. of age. We offer a confidence building curriculum that fosters self-esteem by focusing on individualism through art, music, science, math, and literature. Limited enrollment! To reserve your child’s space contact 250-808-5128 or 250-215-3128

In Memoriam May the winds of love blow softly, And whisper so you’ll hear, We will always love and miss you, And wish that you were here. Lovingly remembered, Sadly missed.



Childcare Available AT TIGGER & ME Too Daycare: Spots available for 21/2 5year olds & Kindercare. 250765-4900 (Rutland). AUNTIE NANNY’S DAYCARE has 1 opening for ages 1-5yrs. Fun, caring, safe environment, healthy snacks incl. Park next door. References. 250-8618484.

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Complete 26400 sq.ft. Harnois greenhouse operation. Natural gas pipe rail heat, computerized, generator, grading machine, 16’ cube van, numerous smaller items. Owners retiring. Established clientele in N.Okanagan. Currently in full production. Available after October 15, 2010 for relocation. 250-5463998 or 250-307-0350.

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In Memoriam


Herbert went to be with the Lord on April 12, 2010 at the age of 79. He leaves to mourn his loving wife of 58 yrs Helen, daughter Crystal, daughter-in-law Bev, sister Freda, brother Alfred (Gail), 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Predeased by his son Ronald in 2006. He will be greatly missed by family & friends. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Kelowna Gospel Mission. Memorial service will be held April 24 at 2 pm at Evangel Church, Kelowna

In Honor of

Wayne Blackley

Nov. 27, 1947 - April 7, 2010

Our friend and colleague Wayne was know for his compassion for the less fortunate as well as his generosity. He lived his life with integrity and honor. Wayne operated his used bookshop “First Try Books” along with his cat named "Books” on Bernard Ave. from 1995 to 2009. He was a friend to all of us in Kelowna’s used book shop community. He will be missed Pat - The Book Bin, Frank - Pandosy Books, Lee Hollins, Tom McNaught

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Went to sleep in Jesus on April 12th, 2010 at Mountainview Village at the age of 95. Herb was predeceased by Bertha, (wife of 54 years) February 8th, 1992, son Leroy in 1979, brothers Fred and Don, sister Mary. He is lovingly remembered by: wife Esther, brother Harold, sister Ann, sister- in- law Rhoda (Don), sons Larry (Millie), Norm (Lenore), grandchildren: Greg (Sharon), Lori (Don), Evan (Denise), Neil (Salena), Debbie, Karen (Warren), Lance, Shane (Fumikko), Tammi (Alphie), 11 great grandchildren, step children: Elaine (Delmar), Darlene, Darren, Shari, Donna (Lorne) Shelly, Scott, Daryle (Vivian) Nicole, Jeff, Jason (Linda) 2 step great grandchildren. Herb spent most of his working life in the forest industry, hobbies included: traveling, rock hounding, woodworking, and gardening. Viewing will take place on Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 from 7:00 ~8:00 P.M. at Valleyview Funeral Home, 165 Valleyview Road. Funeral Service will take place on Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 at 1:30 P.M. at Rutland Seventh-day Adventist Church, 130 Gerstmar Road with Pastor Ed Teranski officiating. Interment to follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at Funeral arrangements entrusted to VALLEYVIEW FUNERAL HOME, Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial 250-765-3147.


Passed away with family by his side and went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 five days before his 88th birthday. He is survived by his loving wife Irene of 61 years; daughters: Jerreth Dalke (Bob) of Kelowna, Carol Priebe (Glen) of Victoria; sons: Del Penner (Joyce) of Langley, Greg Penner of Lake Country; grandchildren: Twyla Stephenson (Rob), Jillian Connelly (Mark), Megan Dalke, Barton Priebe (Heather), Richard Priebe (Shaleah), Kevin Priebe (Kimberley), Brad, Grant, Janine and Ryan Penner, Marie and Derek Penner; nine great grandchildren; siblings: Corny, Henry (Helen), Dave (Anne), Ann Tymos (Russ), Walt (Velma); sisterin-law Jo; nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his great granddaughter Ava Stephenson, his siblings: Sarah, Helen, Katy and John. Special thanks to Doctors Livingston, Borthistle and Render, as well as to the staff and volunteers at Hospice House for their compassionate care. A time of visitation will be held on Monday, April 19, 2009 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm at Springfield Funeral Home. Funeral Service will follow on Tuesday, April 20th at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC with Pastor Elmer Fehr officiating. Interment to follow in Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. Should family and friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Gideon Memorial Bible Plan, c/o 593 Spruceview Pl. South, Kelowna. BC. V1V 1S8 or the African Inland Mission, 1641 Victoria Park Avenue, Scarborough, ON, M1R 1P8.

RONALEE WILMA WARD (nee Drinnan) (1942-2010)

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Ronni at the Hospice House with her husband by her side, on April 13th, 2010, after a short illness. Ronni is survived by her husband, Jim, her daughter, Jamie, her son-in-law, Rob, her grandson, Sam, and of course, her dog, Simba. Ronni was born on Sept. 18th, 1942 in Vancouver, but grew up in Revelstoke amongst many loving family members and friends. At 16, Ronni moved to the big city, and began working as a legal secretary in Vancouver – a position that brought her many life-long friends, including her husband. After getting married, Jim took Ronni on an epic journey through Europe, a trip she often reminisced about. They settled in Kelowna, or in her words “God’s Country”, where Ronni became involved in the community, tirelessly volunteering for Bankhead Elementary, Kelowna Senior Secondary, the BC Senior Games, as well as canvassing for various causes. She was also Treasurer of the Kelowna Masters Racquetball Club for many years. She took great pleasure in giving the Masters a hard time at all their tournaments, particularly if they didn’t pay their dues on time. An avid sports fan, Ronni could always give you updates on all the important events, especially hockey, curling, and figure skating. She enjoyed her Wednesday lunches, musicals, her Revelstoke reunions and winning at crib – which she did often. She was vivacious and fun loving and will be missed by her family and a broad circle of friends. The family would like to thank all the doctors and nurses on Ward 4A at KGH for their efforts, as well as the compassion shown by the nurses at the Hospice House. At Ronni’s request, there will not be a funeral service; rather, a private family celebration of Ronni’s life will take place at a later date. Any condolences for the family can be sent to: For anyone wishing to acknowledge Ronni in some fashion, the family requests, in lieu of flowers, that they make a donation to the Central Okanagan Hospice Association in Ronni’s name at #202-1466 St. Paul St., Kelowna, BC, V1Y 1T2.

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Shopping and housing needs being addressed The developers behind this new subdivision in the Upper Mission combine terrific views with a mix of housing options. Shauna Nyrose CONTRIBUTOR

Question: Tell us The Ponds story. What is the vision behind the community? Where is the project today? Answer: The Ponds in the Mission is a unique, 450-acre self contained community located on the South Slopes of the desirable Upper Mission community. Right from the beginning, the vision behind the Ponds has been to create an interesting and vibrant place to live, where residents can still feel connected with nature but also not isolated from the conveniences of modern life. Some 1,200 homes will be built at The Ponds and the community features some of the most truly spectacular views in the valley. We are developing the neighborhood in multiple phases, paying particular attention to the mix of homesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;single family, condominiums, downtown style townhomesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; to attract a diverse selection of buyer groups from every age and stage. Of course, one of the biggest distinctions of our community is the fact that the Ponds will eventually have an attractive offering of lifestyle amenities within convenient walk-

TWO OF THE homes completed in the first phase of The Ponds development in the Upper Mission.


ing distance for residents. And with so many different home styles, we are finding it very rewarding assisting our buyers in finding the perfect home that fits their needs and their budgets. Q: Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s different or unique about The Ponds versus other comparable developments in Kelowna? What are some of the reasons people are choosing this neighbourhood? A: Aside from the great location, the town centre is a huge draw. Right now, thousands of Upper Mission families travel a fair distance for basic shopping needs, sometimes up to 20 minutes depending on the time of day and traffic around the schools. The Village at The Ponds is long overdue. The environmental impact is obvious to all who travel in and out of town each day for the basic needs of food, banking, visits to the doctor and the like, and it is with this in mind the planners of The Ponds came to understand the need for a town centre at The Ponds. It will be large enough to accommodate a wide variety of retail and service shops as well as anchor tenants for grocery shops and banking. The Village at The Ponds will be a place you can stroll to from your home, buy groceries, share a visit with friends at a street side cafĂŠ, or perhaps take in a spa treatment. Great care is being taken to ensure architectural guidelines are followed and that the town See Addressed B11



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Comfort and price still make carpeting alluring to consumers Bobbi-Sue Menard CONTRIBUTOR

Carpet is making a comeback. Chris Stephens, sales manager at Carpet One in

Kelowna, is seeing customers in the market for new flooring looking at carpet for its comfort, price point, and intriguing updates on classic styles. The biggest new

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industry in 30 years,â&#x20AC;? says Stephens. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really think about it but nylon, was the last new fibre in the industry and the manufacturers have been doing chemical variations on that ever since.â&#x20AC;? Another ecologically sound option is EverStrand, made from recycled plastic bottles. While still petroleum based plastic, it has the benefit of being second generation. It also features excellent toughness and longevity. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The manufacturers have done a lot of testing to ensure the lifespan of these products,â&#x20AC;? says Stephens. Price point and the recession have customers giving carpet a new look says Stephens. A high end carpet option is typically in the same range as a low end hardwood and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a choice more homeowners than in the past few years are going with. In terms of comfort and carpet, many homeowners who insist on



hardwood everywhere are turning to traditional wall to wall carpet stores for bound area rugs. Carpet One does solely custom bound rugs rather than carry a selection of patterns and styles. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We can bind any carpet. Shag, wool, custom size, colour match, there is a whole lot more choice than there used to be. We bring in what you are looking for and it usually works out to be quite price sensitive.â&#x20AC;?

Carpet One isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just carpet. Right now one of their top unique floors is leather. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the new hardwood,â&#x20AC;? says Stephens. For homeowners who want â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;wow factorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and the flooring their neighbours donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have yet, leather is their first choice. Shockingly durable, with lifetime warranty, leather flooring is sold in click together panels, similar to laminate. Cork remains popular as a viable soft flooring option. Environmentally friendly, installed like laminate plank, and known for its distinctive look and warmth, cork remains high on the alternative flooring list. Stephens says the other flooring option gaining ground is vinyl tile. Stunningly tough, and used in trendy commercial locations, vinyl tile is imprinted with both texture and the picture of wood for a very realistic â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;hardwoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; look. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It has beveled edges, the styles are fantastic and it is stunningly tough.â&#x20AC;?

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Building a sustainable neighbourhood tAddressed from B9 f centre is designed in balance and harmony with the overall theme of The Ponds. Q: Tell us a little about more about the location and recreation in the area. A: A sustainable neighbourhood must be truly connected and also have a sense of place in relationship to the larger communities of the Upper Mission and Kelowna. The close proximity to wineries, good schools and lifestyle facilities such as the Capital News Centre and new H2O Adventure and Fitness Centre is still one of the great benefits of living in the Upper Mission. Also, over 20 kilometres of walking trails provide limitless recreational opportunities for residents. Urban trails and sidewalks will link the fhomes to the nature trails and pathways and both gravel and dirt foot paths will preserve the integrity of the natural surroundings through which the nature trails will wind. The first kilometre of the Kuipers Peak Park Trail begins in Phase One of the Ponds, starting at Hewetson Avenue. Future trail extensions

will link Kuipers Peak Park to the Ponds’ many other amenities including Jack Smith Lake, The Bellevue Creek Rim Trail and Crawford Falls Trail. And these are just a few of the scenic trails that will twist and wind their way through the community! Q: Briefly give us an overview on the homesexterior styling, interiors, unique features? A: Our development guidelines are very specific, while still allowing for a lot of choice and variation for buyers. The quality of design, character and appearance is important to the experience that both residents and visitors have of their community. Good design, including incorporation of good quality landscaping, is important to the aesthetics of The Ponds and are in place to ensure a high standard of development as well as protection for the homeowner. The general architectural theme will encourage homes in a traditional heritage style, i.e. West coast, Cape Cod, Tudor, California Style, etc. Special design elements to animate the building facades are encouraged on all homes fronting onto the street.

Q: Who are your building partners? A: We have a variety of award winning builders currently building homes in Phase 1. Two of these builders, Crystal Shores and Shiloh Homes, will be celebrating the grand openings of their display homes on April 17 and May 15 respectively. The best way to learn about our building partners is to come and view the new display homes. They are amazing and the quality really speaks for itself. Q: Who are your key buyer groups and why are they choosing the Ponds to live? A: Really, the community with all its amenities and proximity to great recreation, is attractive to a very diverse range of buyers, ranging from professional couples to families, to seniors. We have been pleasantly surprised by the diversity in the buyers. Q: What have been some new innovations and/or trends in new home communities in the past couple of years? A: Energy efficiency is a focus in home construction through methods such as solar heating demonstrated by some of the home builders.

We have also been promoting water conservation in our landscaping guidelines by requiring incorporation of xeriscaping into home landscaping. We also promote sustainability principles and green inspired design in our landscape and architectural guidelines. Q: What has been the most rewarding part of being involved in the development of this community? A: It has taken several years of working with City of Kelowna staff, city council, professional consultants and the public to design Kelowna’s most complete and compelling new master planned community. The reward is unfolding through the positive response from the community and the residents enjoying the vision that was created. Q: How can interested buyers access more information on the project? A: Come visit the sales office at the corner of Gordon Drive and Frost Road in the Upper Mission, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Also, check out our website at or call 250-7648700 for more information.

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hot properties 582 Cawston Avenue

• Kelowna North • Single Family Home • Built in 1942 • 845 sq. ft. • 2 Bed • 1 Bath • Perfect downtown location home feat. new kitchen, bath, flooring, paint, light fixtures, five appliances. Covered front porch w/glass entry door. Rear sundeck with hot tub. Landscaped and fenced yard with lane access to shed. MLS®9227428 $310,000 Jason Hymers, RE/MAX Kelowna, 250-764-9075

341 Quilchena Drive

• Upper Mission/ Kettle Valley • Single Family Home • Built in 2006 • 1,453 sq. ft • 2 Bed • 2 Bath • Ideally laid out home in a perfect family neighbourhood, close new Chute Lake Elem. Bright open kitchen, neutral color palette, great finishings, shows like new. Flat backyard, very close to parks, waterpark, soccer field, tennis courts. MLS® 10002549 $499,900 Darcy Nyrose, Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty Kelowna, 250-575-1946

#501-1329 Ellis Street

• Kelowna North • Condo • Built in 2006 • 1,224 sq. ft • 2 Bed • 2 Bath • Urban living at The Lofts Dwtn, best price in building for comparable size unit. Bright, ultra modern suite feat. 11’ ceilings, high end appls, granite countertops, bamboo flooring. Stunning lake & city views; U/G parking, storage, on-site amenities. MLS®10003663 $449,900


Understanding mortgage terms When approaching your mortgage broker or banker for a mortgage, there is a lot of terminology that gets tossed about. It’s easy to understand for those of us who have had a long history of mortgage lending. But the important issue for us is to convey our lending language into one that is easily understood by those who just want to take out a mortgage. We will attempt to clarify some of the terms used when explaining what we mean when we state certain issues regarding mortgage financing. Amortization: That is the period of time to fully pay off your mortgage. For example, when we say the mortgage is amortized over a 25 year period, that means it will take 300 monthly payments to pay off your mortgage; Term: Financial institutions will generally guarantee an interest rate for a specific period of time. The term is any-

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• Glenmore • Single Family Home • Built in 1973 • 2,850sq. ft • 4 Bed • 3 Bath • Perfect family home in Glenmore features 3 bdrms on main and fully finished basement. Private yard with landscaping, in-ground pool and concrete deck. Storage shed and RV parking. MLS®10004823 $459,900 Rob Dion, Royal LePage Kelowna, 250-575-5255

4343 Bedford Road

• South East Kelowna • Single Family Home • Built in 1970 • 4,401sq. ft • 5 Bed • 5 Bath • Beautiful estate home on expansive 9.5 acre property, excellent for horses. Fully updated rancher features open, spacious layout, perfect family home. Indoor pool, separate nanny/ in-law quarters, detached workshop. MLS®9225923 $1,479,000 Darcy Nyrose, Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty Kelowna 250-575-1946

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means the interest rate will vary up and down depending on what the prime rate does. In saying that, if the bank’s prime interest rate increases to 3% your rate (at prime plus 1%) will also increase to 4%. If your initial payment was tied to the 3.25% rate your payment will increase accordingly to allow for the mortgage to pay out in the proper amortized time. Should the prime rate go down your rate will follow the downward trend. Fixed rate mortgage: Fixed rate mortgages mean exactly that— the interest rate is fixed for a specific term (anywhere from six months to 10 years) and will not change until the mortgage is due for renewal; Closed mortgage: In many instances, a closed mortgage means, should you decide to pay off the mortgage prior to the renewal date, there will be an interest penalty; Open mortgage: This is the most flexible type of

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• Upper Mission • Single Family Home • Built in 2005 • 2,350 sq. ft • 4 Bed • 3 Bath • Beautiful family home in Upper Mission’s South Crest neighbourhood. Fully fenced flat level bkyrd, veggie garden & pergola. Great rm open concept, vltd ceilings, unobstructed lake views. Den/office, hrdwd flrs. Finished lower level w/family rm & wet bar. MLS®10005288 $534,000

where from six months to 10 years. When the term is up you have specific options. You can pay the mortgage off from your own funds without penalty, “renew” with the same institution for another six month to 10 year term or, finance with a different financial institution, without penalty, and sign a new mortgage for the specific term you choose; Renewal: When a magazine subscription expires you have an option to renew it or not. It is no different with a mortgage. You either renew it or choose one of the other options in “term” above. Variable rate mortgage: Also known as a floating rate mortgage. A variable rate mortgage has the interest rate tied to the financial institution’s prime rate, which is currently 2.25%. When it states the rate is 1% over prime that means you will have an interest rate of 3.25% as of the date of this article. The word variable

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mortgage. With an open mortgage you have the availability to make extra payments, pay large sums down or pay it out without penalty. These mortgages are offered on a variable rate, or term of generally six months or one year. You may renew the mortgage into a closed mortgage usually without penalty; Portability of a mortgage: Here’s a scenario— you have just sold your home and there is a mortgage on it. You have an accepted offer to purchase on a new home. In order to avoid paying an interest penalty on your existing mortgage you may port (transfer) the mortgage to the new property. This is a very good option should you have a lower interest rate than what would be offered when applying for a new mortgage. Of Prime Interest is a collaboration of mortgage professionals Trish Balaberde (250-4708324) and Darwyn Sloat (250-764-4117).

Habitat seeks partners Habitat for Humanity Kelowna is holding two information nights for low-income families with children interested in applying to become partner families with Habitat. The non-profit is building a duplex in West Kelowna. No down payment is required and the mortgage is interest-free. Chosen families must provide 500 hours of sweat equity and meet Habitat’s criteria. The information nights will be Wednesday, April 21, 7:30 p.m., at the District of West Kelowna Community Portables, 2760 Cameron Rd., West Kelowna, and Thursday, April 22, 7:30 p.m., at the Rotary Centre for the Arts Rehearsal Hall 421 Cawston Ave. Habitat for Humanity’s motto is “a hand up, not a hand out.” For more information about Habitat for Humanity, visit the website www.

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THE WATER’S EDGE 3865 Truswell Road


SALES CENTRE OPEN DAILY 11-5PM (Closed Friday) $


from Call 250-764-3104 or 250-469-2127

Map by Fred Armstrong © The Kelowna Capital News

downtown kelowna






Union-Begbie Rd. from $449,900 #112-2142 Vasile Rd from $236,000 + GST OPEN SAT-THURS 1-5PM OPEN SAT-WED 12-4PM C Call 250-717-7966 or 250-863-4166 Call 250-212-5010 or 250-575-5851 38 Roth Homes 739 Boynton Ave from $999,000 26 OPEN SUN 2-4PM Call 250-470-8251

Kelowna’s most complete guide to local showhomes. 10


Clifton Rd N - Rio Drive from $429,900 24 Ambrosi Court 286 Clear Pond Pl. 1933 Ambrosi Crt from $196,000 OPEN SAT-THURS 1-5PM OPEN WEEKENDS 1:30-5PM C Call 250-717-7966 or 250-863-4166 WEEKDAYS 3-6PM

S.E. Kelowna


upper mission

Dwell Cityhomes

#2-1821 Ambrosi Street from $310,900 inc Net GS GST ST Call 250-979-4343

Centre Point

1350 Ridgeway Drive from $269,900 OPEN WEEKENDS 12-3PM Call Darcy Nyrose 250-575-1946 or Sarah 250-470-1217



1479 Glenmore Road N from $209,900 Call Darcy Nyrose 250-575-1946 or Sarah 250-470-1217



511 Yates Road from $319,000 OPEN WED-THURS 12-3PM SAT-SUN 1-5PM Staccie Bracken-Horrocks S cks 250-7 250-718-1432 250 18-1432

$ 1055 Aurora Heights 579,900 #4112-3842 Old Ok Hwy from $259,900 90 00 OPEN DAILY 12-5PM OPEN SAT-SUN 1-3:30PM 27 Martin Lofts 1 Hansum Homes Call 250-575-6467 Call 250-768-0302 700 Martin Avenue from $389,900 90 00 $ 768 Kuipers Crescent 930,000 NO GST 11 Creekside Park 17 Sunrise Crown Estate Call 250-808-6171 for individual viewing. Ca Call 250-859-2774 250-859 859-27774 7 20-3271 Broadview Road from $369,900 3485 Creekview Crescent from $345,020 020 42 Cadence 2 Molenbeek Ventures OPEN THURS-SUN 1-4PM SHOWHOME OPEN MON-FRI 8-4PM M 13075 Lake Hill Drive $379,900-$549,900 WEEKENDS 12-4PM Call Ca 250-317-9954 for individual viewing. Development Corporation OPEN DAILY 12-4PM C 250-212-0278 or 250-826-0680 Call $ 746 Kuipers Crescent 2,249,000 12 Sage Creek Call 1-877-766-9077 18 1923 Spyglass Way $ 1,559,000 000 00 Call 250-859-0146 for individual viewing. Ca 3351 Mimosa Dr from $199,900 28 H&H Homes in Smith Creek OPEN WEEKENDS & HOLIDAYS 1-4PM OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 12-4PM 43 Sunscape Resort Homes 3 Kentland Homes $ 3100 Sageview Road 584,900 + GST Call 250-863-1227 $ 3350 Woodsdale Road from $229,000 5498 Mountainside Dr 1,049,900 Jaime Briggs 250-215-0015 OPEN SAT 11-4PM & SUN 1-5PM OPEN SAT-THURS 12-5PM 29 Destination Homes at Smith Creek 13 Kevin Olson 250-575-7717 Call 250-764-1306 19 $ 3079 Sageview Road 499,000 + GST Garth Donhauserr 250 250-212-2838 2 4 Gardena Luxury Townhomes Jaime Briggs 250-215-0015 $ 328 Providence Ave from 459,900 30 Eagle Terrace Village of Kettly Valley OPEN WEEKENDS 12-4PM $ 2470 Tuscany Drive 299,000 00 00 Call 1-800-764-7514 OPEN NOON-4PM SAT-THURS 5 Trumpeter Ridge Estates 3823 Sonoma Pines Drive 44 Stonewater on the Lake Call 250-768-5622 $ $ 468 Trumpeter Road 789,000 NEW SHOW HOMES NOW OPEN TESORO ARCA 31 Sundance Ridge 5235 Buchanan Rd 1.5M-$1.8M (NOON-5PM DAILY) OPEN WEEKENDS 1 – 3 PM 3359 Cougar Rd (Treasure Chest for Toys) Call 250-864-3773 $ #3101-1990 Upper Sundance Dr from 249,900 Downsize without compromise. Call 1-250-859-2261 OPEN DAILY 12-4:30PM 45 Autumn Ridge At Island View OPEN DAILY 12-5PM $ 6 Enclave $ from Call 250-707-3829 5165 Trepanier Bench Rd from $629,000+ GST Starting at 600 Sherwood Road from $389,900 OPEN DAILY 1-5PM 250-768-3703 Call 250-707-3799 or 250-808-7600 Call C Darcy Nyrose 250-575-1946 32 Tallus Ridge Call 250-869-6878 7 Amberhill Tallus Ridge Dr - Mountains Hollow 14 20 Tuscany Villas $ 338 Hillside Drive from $369,900 550,000 + GST 46 Trepanier Manor Luxury Estates Authentic Homes $ $ Nyrose 250-575-1946 250 575 1 Call Darcyy Nyrose 679,000 + GST 5126 MacKinnon Rd 2070 Boucherie Road from $289,900 Jazel Homes 900,000 - $2M+ OPEN SAT-WED 11-5PM BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Call 250-767-6221 250-768-7646 Call 250 768 7646 or 250-212-2317 Call 1-866-930-3572 www.livinginthemanor. com

lake country/winfield

shannon lake/smith creek




east kelowna

Village at Gallagher’s Canyon



4370 Gallagher’s Drive E from 444,000 OPEN TUES-SAT 11-4PM Call 250 250-860-9000 860 9000 $

Drive by 2440 Old Okanagan Hwy (above Bayview)


west kelowna



Accent Homes 250-769-6614

2493 Casa Palmero Drive (Casa Loma)





4035 Gellatly Road S

M-T 11-4PM WEEKENDS 12-4PM The Okanagan’s Premier 55+ Community HOME + LOT $

450,000-$795,000 incl. GST 250-707-0619

rutland 33

Tower Ranch

black mountain 47

Black Mountain Golf

1705 Tower Ranch Blvd from $459,900 Residences Community OPEN SAT-THURS 12-5PM #117-1550 Dickson Ave from $159,900 1155 Black Mtn Drive from $179,000 250-491 Call 250-491-2918 OPEN 12-3PM (Closed MON & FRI) Ca Call 250-765-4551 for individual viewing. Call Ca Darcy Nyrose 250-575-1946





south kelowna


Facility tours available by appointment only.



Cypress Point

875 Stockley Street from $443,900 OPEN THURS-SUN 12-5PM 34 Wycliffe Call Darcy Nyrose 250-575-1946 2450 Selkirk Dr from $495,143 or Jen 250-870-8118 OPEN SAT-THURS 12-5PM 49 The Gate Call 250-861-8989 1651 Lynrick Road from $299,900 35 Cascade Pointe Call Darcy Nyrose 250-575-1946 2421 Glacier Crt from $406,571 or Jen 250-870-8118 OPEN SAT-THURS 12-5PM Call 250-717-3569

Sunday, April 18, 2010

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Tips on how to remove irritating squeaks from your staircase Sam Erickson CONTRIBUTOR

Whether youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re sneaking out for a midnight drive or just downstairs for a midnight snack, the squeaky stair tread can be a demon, giving away your intentions to everyone one in the house. Squeaky stair treads

can also be a sign of underlying instability, so in your home restoration projects, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget about making safe, stable, quiet stairs. Sometimes stairs squeak because of a settling foundation, bad construction or simple use over time. There are several ways you can fix a squeaky stair. Go with

the one most useful for you. You can simply nail the tread into the runner below. For this, you will need someone to stand on the floor by you. Drill two small pilot holes just over the squeaky spot and use 8d nails to hold the tread down. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget to countersink the nails and

fill the holes. For more security, you may screw down the tread. Drill your pilot holes over the riser and apply paraffin or soap to the holes. This will allow for easier turning. Countersink the screws as well and use dowels made from the same wood as your tread. Sand to complete.

If that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sound like it will work, you can wedge the tread from above or below. Remove the cover molding under the tread right at the riser and insert a knife into the joint. You will need a sharply tapered wedge or shim. Simply drive the wedge underneath the

tread with a hammer and use a utility knife to cut off the excess. Reinstall the molding and your stair will be as good as new. If you can get underneath the stairs, you can simply tighten the existing wedges and drive in new wedges where needed. If you do have access

to the underside of the stairs, you can install shelf brackets underneath. This will connect the tread with the inside of riser. Be sure to use screws shorter than your treads. You can also glue blocks from below. Coat both sides with glue and attach with nails or screws.










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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Business Opportunities

Career Opportunities

SUCCESSFUL Lamp & Home Decor Shop For Sale in Westbank, Call owner for more info. 250-768-5077 & 250-859-4100

HOULE ELECTRIC, BC’s most trusted name in ELECTRICAL Contracting is currently in search of a PROJECT MANAGER / ESTIMATOR to join its newest operation in KELOWNA. This role requires a person with an Electrical Trade certificate or Electrical Engineering background, experience with Accubid is an asset, a strong attention to detail and at least 5 years in a similar role. If you are interested in building a career in an environment that challenges your unique skills and rewards your positive contributions we would like to hear from you! Please submit your resume and covering letter in confidence to To learn more about Houle Electric, visit our website

SUCCESSFUL Owner/Operator Irrigation business for sale. 500+ customer list. Incl. equipment. Great starter or expansion business opportunity. Call 250-718-4744 WORK FROM HOME using your computer. No direct sales

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Career Opportunities

Caretakers/ Residential Managers EXPERIENCED GARDENER Req’d. for McKinley lakeshore home, parttime, $17/hr. 778228-0758,

Education/Trade Schools INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. Train on Full-Size Excavators, Dozers, Graders, Loaders, Pertinent Oil Field Tickets, Provincially Certified Instructors, Government Accredited. Job Placement assistance. 1-866399-3853

Classifieds = Results!

PROFESSIONAL Nail Technician Course (5 mos.) May apply for Student Loans, starting May 4th, 2010. www.natural, 250-8683114, 1772 Baron Rd Kelowna

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Farm Workers

Farm Workers

Farm Workers

Help Wanted

FARM Workers needed $9.14/hr, 60/70hr. week, June 10-Dec. 15, thinning, picking, pruning Lakhbir Sangha 1456 McKenzie Rd. 250-765-4105

FIELD WORK Small grain farm in Lake Country looking for retired farmer interested in seeding, cultivating & harvesting. Must be able to operate machinery (tractors, combine, etc.) Flexible PT hours on an “as need” basis. Please fax letters detailing exp. & contact information to 250-317-3490. We thank all applicants in advance, only those selected will be contacted.

WORKERS Needed for thinning, picking, $9.09/hr. MonFri. Pooni Farm 250-765-9573 2355 McKenzie Rd.

CLEANERS & Housekeepers req’d, exp pref., phone Dann, 250-549-0554

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

FARM Workers req’d. Picking, weeding, cultivating, harvesting. Call 250-826-1274 JOSEPH Graziano. Orchard Workers wanted in Kelowna. Duties include, thinning, pruning & picking. Starts May 15. 40hrs/wk, $9.14/hr. 250-8602644

Buy, Rent, Sell!

Career Opportunities


SCHEDULERS needed for:


Career Opportunities

*Can also work from home and a phone is provided

The Okanagan’s #1 Chrysler Jeep dealerships requires a


Excellent remuneration and benefits for the right person. Apply in person to Mike Morra, Tuesday to Friday.


also needed: •Evenings & weekend shifts The Snackery & The Gift Shoppe •4 hours per week commitment

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The University of British Columbia Okanagan is currently accepting applications for the Assistant Manager of Facilities. The Assistant Manager will be responsible for the engineering and utility functions across the entire Okanagan campus which includes various geothermal systems. For application instructions and a detailed job description, visit the website: UBC is one of BC’s top 55 employers. Find out why we’re an employer of choice for more than 19,000 faculty, staff and student employees at UBC Okanagan wishes to thank all applicants for their interest. Only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.




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Assistant Manager, Facilities



Business Administration /E-Commerce Management


Please contact Nancy Wells 250-862-4300, ext. 7497

Ashley Furniture HomeStore is an established leader in the supply of home furnishings and appliances in the Okanagan. We are committed to creating the “ultimate” customer experience in product and service satisfaction. We are looking for a reliable, team oriented individual with exceptional communication skills in our Kelowna store for the position of


Requirements: RSuperior interpersonal, communication and relationship skills RMust be able to multi-task in a high paced environment RMaintain positive attitude RAbility to work well in a team environment Ashley Furniture HomeStore offers an excellent salary and benefit package. This position is year round, full-time and reports to the Director of Sales and Kelowna Store Manager. Qualified applicants interested in joining our “family” organization are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter by email to or by fax 250-8619312 to the attention of Human Resources. Cut-off date for taking applications is April 23rd, 2010. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

PROCARE INSTITUTE has been in operation since 1987 and is an accredited institution, with Private Career Training Institute Agency (PCTIA), the official career body responsible for registering and accrediting all the private colleges in the province. Our curriculum exceeds the standard set by the Provincial Government. The benefits of ProCare training are: • Over 98% employment rate • Proven method of training • Instruction on site by experienced nurses • Small class sizes • Earn $18-$22 an hour after graduation • Convenient locations Requirements for the program are: • Grade 11, or have adult student status We require photo ID as proof of age for our adult students. • Medical clearance, TB test, Criminal Record Check THE COURSE INCLUDES • • • • • • •

Intro to Health Care, & Philosophy & History of Continuing Care Communication Skills for the Health Care provider Techniques and Skills for Dementia Care - a Certificate Course Home Support • Assisted Living CPR Level C • InterRAI FoodSafe Clinical Experience - Intermediate Care, Extended Care, Community Care • Personal and Professional Development of the Caregiver • Job Search, Resume, Interview Skills

This full-time, 24 week program consists of two integrated modules: Instructional/Classroom and Clinical. The clinical program is conducted in approved long-term care facilities and hospitals.

PROCARE® INSTITUTE Call us for the next available start date


Help Wanted

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Help Wanted

ADVENTURE! Teach English Overseas. No degree req. TESOL Cert. in-class (May 5-9 Kelowna) or online. Job Guar. Call NOW 1-888270-2941

EXP Telemarketers needed. $10/hr+bonus. Call 250-8645205

Trades, Technical

Trades, Technical

FT perm. cooks reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. East Indian Cuisine. $15/hr. Fax 250541-1088, 3007-30th ave, Vernon. The Curry Pot.


Our West Kelowna company is looking for a responsible and energetic full time Asst. Maintenance Manager with great communication skills. This position requires an individual who can supervise and lead staff effectively by working alongside of them to coordinate repairs, renovations, landscaping and many other general tasks that our businesses require. You must be ďŹ&#x201A;exible and enjoy different challenges daily. A knowledge of carpentry and building maintenance is required. General knowledge of mechanical, plumbing, heating and electrical is an asset. Budgeting and cost estimating for small capital projects is also a beneďŹ t. Competitive wages with Health BeneďŹ ts. Please email resumes to or fax your resume to 250-768-2477.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

OPPORTUNITIES IN EQUIPMENT DESIGN Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer P.Eng, min 10 years in heavy equipment design, Solidworks and AutoCad experience required. Mechanical Design Technician Diploma in mechanical engineering, extensive Solidworks experience, min 3 years in heavy equipment design. Solidworks Technician Expert in Solidworks drafting, min 3 years experience. Please review our website for company and product information. Send resume with references in conďŹ dence to: Email: Fax: 1-250-549-6735 We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All positions located in Vernon, BC.

Computers/ Info systems

Computers/ Info systems

Help Wanted



â&#x20AC;˘ $2500+/month â&#x20AC;˘ Must be able to start immediately â&#x20AC;˘ Company Training â&#x20AC;˘ Permanent Positions â&#x20AC;˘ Promotions within 90 days

For an interview call:


Students 18+yrs welcome!

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PHONE BOOKS Clubs, Charitable Organizations, Schools / Church Groups, Sport Teams, EARN MONEY delivering in the Yellow Pagesâ&#x201E;˘ Directories in the Kelowna area. No selling involved. Call, fax or go online for more information.

PDC Logistics Tel: 1-800-663-4383 Mon.- Fri. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Fax: 1-604-420-4958 or

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

KELOWNA BASED Environmental Company seeking septic truck driver with min Class 3 Drivers Licence with air & good driving record. Full time position offers competitive wages, full beneďŹ ts & challenging work environment. The position involves occasional weekends, overtime & can be labour intensive. Email resume & drivers abstract to or fax 250-766-3254 KELOWNA Parking reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s evening cleaner/patrol. Fri & Sat, 5pm-1am. Fax: 862-8587, 100 -586 Leon Ave Attn: Cheryl

LABOURER wanted for Food Bank. Permanent PT worker reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Must be able to repeatedly lift boxes of canned food. Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. 20hrs/wk at $10/hr to start. Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s abstract & criminal check reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d for successful candidate. Email resumes to or deliver/mail to Westside Community Food Bank, 2545 Churchill Rd, Westbank, BC, V4T 2B4

Hard working reliable people for insulation trade. Must have own vehicle & cell phone. $15$20/hr DOE. Fax resume to: 250-491-7867

MEDICAL Courier Co. requires a relief driver for a f/t position Mon to Fri. Responsibilities include learning assigned ďŹ xed routes and assisting the Regional Manager with various operational tasks. Full training is provided. Customer service skills are essential. Ideal candidate is a strong team player with excellent driving skills, good memory, attention to detail. Must have a newer vehicle maximum 5 years old.Reliable, ďŹ&#x201A;exible with a positive attitude. Reply to Box#293 c/o Capital News.

Farm Services

Farm Services

GENERAL Laborer req. to work with Brush Clearing Crews. Working in the Southern Int. Seasonal & Full Time. Drivers licence and clean abstract reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. First Aid Cert., Herbicide Cert. are assets. Fax resume: 250-861-8737

Need Cash? Cash Factory Loans offers Payday, CTB, EI, & Pension Loans up to $800, collateral Loans up to $10,000, now offering Cheque Cashing & Tax Returns! Money in Minutes! 1756 SpringďŹ eld across from Rona or 250-869-1499. REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY: Busy 4 bay auto repair shop in Lake Country, seeks full time auto tech. Competitive wages and family beneďŹ t package Please fax resume 250-7662569 OR E-MAIL REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY: Licensed Automotive Technician and an Automotive Apprentice. Competitive wages and beneďŹ t package. Please send resume to: ATTN Service Manager, Sunrise Ford Sales Ltd, PO Box 1510, 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0, (250)395-2414 or email to WGP-210 Holdings Ltd (O/A Tim Hortons) 1694 Powick Road, Kelowna. Full time food counter attendant. Must be available for shift work from 3pm to 9am- 7 days per week. $11.31/hr. Apply within or fax 250-717-3987. WGP-210 Holdings Ltd (O/A Tim Hortons) 160 Hollywood Rd. Kelowna. Full time food counter attendant. Must be available for shift work from 3pm to 9am- 7 days per week. $11.31/hr. Apply within or fax 250-763-4322.

INDUSTRIAL Seamstress reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d for perm FT position. Wages based on skill level. Please forward resume to or fax 2508961-5282

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services REQâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;D immed., Butcher halal process, 3-5yrs exp., FT, perm., $16.40/hr. Amirâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Market Kelowna. Resumes via fax, 250-491-4786 email:

Labourers LANDSCAPING Maintenance requires energetic, reliable male, DL Reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. 250-212-1024

Professional/ Management

Southside Structures

COORDINATOR OF the South Okanagan Similkameen Division of Family PracticeThe South Okanagan Similkameen Division of Family Practice is a new non-proďŹ t society that aims to support and strengthen primary health care in the region. The Division is seeking a part-time Coordinator for its operations. The successful candidate should be able to work with family physicians, build and maintain strong relationships, communicate professionally in a variety of situations, and have strong ofďŹ ce and organizational leadership skills. Starting rate is commensurate with experience and will start on a contractual basis For a complete job posting, please email: with the subject â&#x20AC;&#x153;Division Job Posting request.â&#x20AC;?

COMPUTER Support, Part â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Time Contract Basis We are seeking an experience individual to provide internal technology support services including: - ConďŹ guring and installing new user work stations - User training, issues support and administration - Network monitoring, maintenance and troubleshooting - Network security, backup and documentation - Day to day technology related tasks as required Possible other tasks and project: - VOIP business analysis and implementation - Maintenance of proprietary Websites - Create and maintain sharepoint sites - Server and software upgrades. We anticipate the duties to average approximately 20 hours per week on a schedule that can be ďŹ&#x201A;exible and customized. If you are interested in this opportunity, please prepare a detailed resume outlining your training and experience and include a brief cover letter in your own handwriting outlining why this position interests you. Applications should be dropped off in person between 8am and 4:30 pm to: Computer Support Emil Anderson Construction 907 Ethel Street Kelowna, B.C.

Education/Trade Schools

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ESTABLISHED Electrical Contractor has immed long term position for a Jman w/extensive res/comm exp. Reply to box #292 c/o Capital News.

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Medical Health WALK-In-Bathtubs, Buy before July & show ad, get 10% dis. Locally owned,212-0259

Accounting/Tax/ Bookkeeping BOOKKEEPER Accepting clients. 20yrs. experience. Simply Accounting & Quick Books. Give me your shoebox! 250762-0229 & 250-487-9377 Bookkeeper Accepting New Clients. 20 Years Experience. Business start-ups to year ends, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Job Costing, Inventory, Payroll, Remittances (GST, PST, WCB, Payroll) T4â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Bank Reconciliations & Financial Reports using Simply Accounting or Quick Books. Available to work at your ofďŹ ce or mine. Pick up & Delivery. Professional & Reliable. Competitive rates call 250-878-1137 or email

Carpet Cleaning BONDED & Insured. Top of the line equipment & supplies. $70./4rms & hall extra $10./rm. Call Jeff @ 250-681-4245

Cleaning Services #1PREMIUM Quality Cleaning. Let me shine for you. I will clean your house top to bottom. Weekly/biwkly. I also do errands, (banking, shopping) Seniors . 250-717-0995 CLEANING Lady, 25yrs exp., quality work, one time, wkly, biwkly. Exc refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s.250-470-9629 CLEANING Serv. Avail. Residential by the wk. or mo. Senrâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s welcome 250-448-1786 Nu Maid Premium Quality Cleaning making U house proud. Exclusive homes our specialty, client priority is our concern, referrals are our success, competitive pricing, 250215-1073 or 250-491-8177

Computer Services 12/7 A MOBILE COMPUTER TECH. CertiďŹ ed 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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Computer Services AFFORDABLE mobile computer repairs. Free diagnostic consult. Call 250-878-2068 or

Concrete & Placing ABBY Concrete for All your Concrete needs, big or small, Please call Joe Joe for Free Estimate 250-862-5255 ALL YOUR Concrete needs from forming to ďŹ nishing. Stamped, exposed, stairs, driveways, patios & slabs. Ask about our ďŹ nancing packages for your concrete project. Serving Kelowna since 1992. Call S&K Forming 491-7535 DANFORMS Concrete offers CertiďŹ ed Tradesman for driveways, sidewalks, ďŹ&#x201A;oors, foundations, retaining walls, stairs, wheelchair ramps. Stamped, Exposed & Broom. Free Estimates. Call Dan 250863-5419

Contractors ALL WEST DEMOLITION Ltd. All types of demolition. Free estimates. Call 250-808-0895 DCR Contracting. New construction & renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Free estimates. 250-862-1746 KSK Woodworking, Framing, ďŹ nishing, foundations & more. Quality workmanship at reasonable prices. 250-979-8948 WENINGER CONST. Family company commited to Kelowna & Big White. 250-765-6898

Countertops CUSTOMROCKCOUNTERS. COM. Premium granite. Whole sale pricing. Cut & ďŹ nished to your front door. Best price guaranteed. Showroom: 1115 GORDON DR. 250-763-8303 REFACE Countertops. 1/2 the Cost of Replacing. Granite & Corian Designs. 470-2235.

Drywall DRYWALL SERVICES & Repairs New work & reno work. 30? exp. Framing, Bording, Taping, Texture. Ken212-9588 IMPERIAL DRYWALL, Complete Drywall Services Res. & Comm Free Est 250-801-5335 PESL DRYWALL Service Inc. Renovations, new construction and repairs. Boarding, taping, textured ceilings. Call Tomas at 250-212-4483 or 860-3495. WAL TEK Drywall & Renos, board, tape, texture & paint. From new homes to small renos, for a free estimate call Guenther, 250-878-0528

Electrical A&S ELECTRIC. Resid/Comm Wiring. New constr, renov. & service changes. licâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d & bonded. Steve 864-2099 (cont #90929) BEST Choice Electrical Contracting, sm. jobs, service changes/upgrades, 215-1646 CHIPSTERS Electrical, Res. & Comm. Licâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. & Bonded. Service calls welcome. 808-6595 D. FRANCIS Electrical Ltd. Quality/Dependable Service. Fully insâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Lic#91625. 317-6843 JRS ELECTRIC: Licnsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, bnded & insrâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. From new builds & renos to service calls. John, 250-448-6510 (cont:98365) LICENSED ELECTRICIAN, Dana Thompson. 20yrs Exp. Free Estimates 826-1287 Kel

Excavating & Drainage IRON MULE Excavating & Landscaping. Excavating, bobcat & trucking. 250-863-1418 KRENNYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S EXCAVATING. Exc/bobcat serv., Sewer HUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, UG Utils, Bsmts, Footings, BackďŹ lling, Drvwys, Lndscp, Retaining Walls. Rubber track exc w/blade. Estâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Fully Ins. Kory 451-9095, 869-9125 Serving Kelowna, Westside, Lake Country LOADER/Min-Exc. Grndwrks, ďŹ nal grading. Soil placement. Alâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bobcat Serv. 250-470-2598 Okanagan Contracting. Bobcat, excavation & hauling. Landscaping, sewer connections. General Earthworks. Free est. 250-878-6092

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

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Lawn & Garden

Lawn & Garden

Home Improvements

SST Fencing. Installation of Cedar, Wood, Chainlink and Decks. Call Scott for a Free Estimate. 250-212-6365

DIGGINOLES N SHIFTINSTUFF. Pickup & delivery service. Rubbish & recycling removed. Landscape, building supplies & Hay delivered, small equipment transferred. 1ton pickup, 14ft Dump trailer & 20ft Flat bed trailer. Yes we work weekends!! For quality work at reasonable rates, phone Ian 250-864-2339

WAYKAT Landscape & Maintenance Co. Early startup savings. Pre book now and save on all your landscaping & maintenance. Yard clean ups, aerating, power rake, irrigation and pond start ups, complete landscape installation and renovations, reg mowing & full yard service. Over 18yrs of friendly professional service. 250-762-5005

INTERIOR Finishing & Reno’’s. No Job too small, Install & Repairs. Drywall, Plumbing, Doors/Win, Baseboards, Cab., Kitchens, Bthrms. 859-2787 KMS Home Energy Upgrades, Providing Energy Efficient Solutions & Upgrades for Your Home, Windows, Doors, Ductless Heating/AC, Hardi Plank, and more. 1-877-567-2799 or RESTYLING your living space? Freedom contracting makes your vision into reality. Remodelling - Interiors/Exteriors. Laminate flooring, painting, patios, pergolas etc. Call Doug, 250-575-7006 for estimates. ROSTKA ENT. Ltd. Complete int/ext. reno’s. Carpentry, drywall, painting, bsmt, decks & more. Lic’d & Insured. BBB Accred. Call: Rob 878-8049. office 764-5449. WELLERMADE. Additions, Reno’s, Sun-decks, Bsmt. stes., etc.768-2202 878-6967 Wood Flooring, Log Siding, Log Cabins, Decking, Fencing & T&G U Joint. Rouck Bros. Lumby, BC 1-800-960-3388

Floor Refinishing/ Installations 1ST CLASS FLOORS. Prof. installation of hardwood, laminate, tile. Competitive rates. Can supply laminate. Dave 250-826-6732 NEED Installer? We install carpet, lino, hardwood, laminate. Andreas 250-863-3402.

Lawn & Garden 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1All Exterior Hedge & Tree Service. 25% Discount for Seniors. Excellent Ref’s. Specializing in Downsizing, trimming, bracing, pruning, sculpturing. Fully Insured. Free quotes. For guaranteed quality service call Dave 250-212-1716. 250-808-0733. OGOGROW, $25/yard. 5 yards or more. Skyhigh Disposal. $39.95 “Lawn Cutting Special” Great rates on all yard work. Also wooden fence repair, painting, new fence building 250-863-7539 ALLIUM LAWN CARE Lawn Maintenance, Clean-ups. Experienced & Insured. Call Wesley @ 250-307-4933 ANNOUNCING...A Lawn care company that guarantees your delight. If your tired of cutting your lawn or the company that cuts it for you then call Ryan now @250-469-1288 Vantage Point Lawn & Garden Care. CERTIFIED


Trees, shrubs and hedges etc. Stephen, 250-763-5462 CUTTERS Lawncare, Res. & Comm, weekly maint., seasonal clean-ups. 250-862-6809 SPRING is here! Time to get your garden tilled. Call Glen at 250-765-1446, 250-470-2527

IAN’S Yrd. Maint. Comm. & Res. De-Thatching, Pruning, Tree Removal, Fertilizing, Wkly. Lawncare, U/G Sprinklers, 250-765-3215 I WANT TO CUT Your Lawn! Plain & simple, your lawn needs cutting, and I cut lawns. I’m asking for your business, and in exchange, you will receive both excellent value and exceptional service, GUARANTEED! Weekly maintenance, power raking, pruning, aerating, spring clean-ups, etc. Senior’s discounts, all inquiries welcome! 250-878-7283 ...Common Sense Yard Care... LITZ LAWN CARE, weekly mowing, fertilizing, pwr. raking, hedge trimming & gen. yrd. clean-ups. Free Est. 764-6404

M&S LAWN & GARDEN Power Raking, Mowing, Pruning, Yard Clean-up, General Maintenance, Irrigation, Complete Landscaping, Retainer Walls, Water Features. Free Estimates Jim 250-861-3693

TAM’S Gardening. Spring clean-ups/Maint. Planting, weeding, pruning. 250-575-3750 TOP SOIL $20/yd. Compost Mix $30/yd., Ogogrow, Gravel, Rocks, Mulches 250-868-3380

Classifieds Work! 250.763.3212

Gutters & Downspouts KELOWNA GUTTER Cleaning and repairs. fix leaks, re slope gutters, add downpipes etc, also fascia/soffit Call Richard 250-718-6718

Handypersons TERRY’S Handyman Service. Free Estimates. Int/ext painting, carpentry, baseboards, loads to the dump. No job too small. 250-575-4258, 250-4506939

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

Home Improvements ADDITIONS, finished bsmts, kitchen & bth reno’’s, tile, hrwd & laminate flooring. Drywall, painting. Ext/int finishing. Call 250-870-3187 ANDERSON Const. & Reno’s. Over 30yrs. exp. Inter/Exter. Paint etc Don @250-870-7778 ENHANCED DESIGNS. Refashioning Homes. Reno’s, 25yrs exp. Frank Cseke, 250-766-7123 STONE Veneer $18.95/sf, installed, choice of 200 samples. Call Brett @ 250-469-1928

Home Repairs HEXAGON Home Repairs & Services. Lic’d., Ins’d., WCB dependable call Bud 863-1477 HIGH Caliber Const. Repair, Replace, Remodel, All Reno’s. Dan @ 864-0771 30yrs. exp. LARRY’S Handyman & Reno Serv., Lg. & Sm. jobs, Graffitti Removal etc., 250-718-8879

Irrigation/Sprinkler Systems WEST-WIND Now booking for irrigation start-ups, repairs & installs. Call 250-860-0025

Kitchen Cabinets BATHROOM RENO’S. Plumbing Repairs. Bathrooms By Gemini 862-6991, 764-0189 MARYANNE’S Kitchen Design. 25% off. See ad in Service Directory. 250-317-7523 QUALITY GRANITE, Let the Beauty of Nature Inspire Your Home, Update Your Kitchen with Quality Granite Countertops @ Affordable Prices. Free In-home Estimate Serv. 250878-7040 Call Joe.

Landscaping #1 STOP FOR call 250-862-0862

ROCKS. Please

BARK Mulch, good quality top soil & landscape supplies, Sunoaka Valley Transport Ltd. 2696 Kyle Rd. Open Mon. Sat. 8-5pm, 250-769-9094 We Deliver. DIGGINOLES N SHIFTINSTUFF. Pickup & delivery service. Rubbish & recycling removed. Landscape, building supplies & Hay delivered, small equipment transferred. 1ton pickup, 14ft Dump trailer & 20ft Flat bed trailer. Yes we work weekends!! For quality work at reasonable rates, phone Ian 250-864-2339 EDGING Emerald Cedars Okanagan Grown SPECIAL!

Irrigation/Sprinkler Systems

6 ft-10 for $280 5 ft-10 for $189 4ft-10 for $150 2 Gal.-10 for $135 1 Gal.-20 for $95 3 ft-Blue Spruce-10 for $250

JOHN’S Quality Irrigation Auto U/G, Design, Supply, Install. Low Overhead, Low Prices. Call John @ 250-215-0693

Budget Nurseries Toll free 1-866-498-2189

Volume Discounts Free Delivery



ENSIGN BROS. Call us for a quote on all your excavating & landscaping needs. Mon-Sat. 250-769-7298

WAYKAT Landscape & Maintenance Co. Early startup savings. Pre book now and save on all your landscaping & maintenance. Yard clean ups, aerating, power rake, irrigation and pond start ups, complete landscape installation and renovations, reg mowing & full yard service. Over 18yrs of friendly professional service. 250-762-5005

HEDGEKEEPERS - Trimming, shaping, pruning - professional competitive service for all your trees and shrubs. Yard cleanup, refreshing or new installations call Hedgekeepers 250769-6041 Landscape Installs. Yard maint, spr. clean-up, pruning, weekly cuttings, sprinkler repair. For best service, 250-863-9393, 250-681-3200. QUALITY landscape maintenance, comm/res, yard maint. Spring clean-ups, hedge & shrub pruning, aerating, power raking, small tree removal, weekly mowing, sprinkler repair. Free est. 250-212-1024 Retaining Walls, interlock pavers, irrigation, landscaping. Stonevalley Landscaping. 317-5644 10yrs Kelowna. RYMAR SYNTHETIC GRASS, no watering, no mowing, pet friendly, for lawns, playgrounds & putting greens. Ask about our FREE INSTALLATION special. Free estimates 250-859-3072 in Kelowna, TREMBLAY’S EXCAVATING retaining walls, full landscaping. Exc/Bobcat.250-979-8033 UNIQUE Landscape Supply See us at 2810 Benvoulin Rd. or call 801-YARD (9273) Waterwise landscape classes, with Gwen Steele, Okanagan Xeriscape Association: Apr. 8 & 15; Apr. 12 & 19; or Apr. 22 & 29, at the H2O Centre, $45 a set. Create a colourful, drought-tolerant, healthy garden. Register on the OXA website:

Get the best results!

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

Masonry & Brickwork WILDSTONE MASONRY Stone Fireplaces and Exteriors -Call Greg for estimate. (250)826-6989. or email

Misc Services ALL KINDS OF FENCES, 6x8 Cedar panels starting @ $65. Gates & custom orders, stainning,

Moving & Storage

AAA Best Rates Moving $59+. “Why Pay More” Short/Long Distance. Free Est. Res/Comm, 861-3400 CCH Deliveries & Moving. LOW COST MOVING & DELIVERIES. Local/long Dist., Res/Comm, kitchen cabinets etc. Fully ins’d/equipped trucks Flt rates. Call today, 250-4708284 DAN-MEL MOVING. 16’’ One ton 7x12 Trailer. Local/Long Haul. Bonded/Insured. Dan 215-0147/250-766-1282.


Kelowna Junk Removal Ltd. (1998)

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

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





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




North End Moving Services



Local or Long Distance Polite & Professional

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






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

The Friendly Handyman specializing in... stucco - drywall - paint repairs and renovations. 25 yrs. exp. Seniors Discount

Call Clint, 250-575-3839








& Renovation Services

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

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


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



25% OFF

• Design • Supply • Install

MaryAnne’s Kitchen Design

• Free Consultation

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


Design Studio • 2810 Benvoulin Rd


CUTTERS LAWNCARE Cutters Lawncare has openings for the

2010 season. Residential and commercial weekly lawn maintenance, spring and fall clean ups, pruning, fertilizing, power raking, aerating. For a free estimate call Grant or Coralee at 250-862-6809


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

Call Dave 250-491-1336

Kitchen, Bath, Entertainment/ Wall Units, Wallbeds, Home Office, Pantry, Closet Organizers. From Design, Build, Install to Full Reno’s. Call 250-860-2801

Refashioning Homes. Reno’s, 25 yrs. exp. Frank Cseke, 250-766-7123

250-317-7773 or visit us at:

Call 250-317-9876

Artistic Ceramics.

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

Call 250-870-1009

Serving the Okanagan for 8 years. WCB Contact Randy @ 250-317-1029




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

Dan @ 250-864-0771

Best Quality, Best Price

Call Joe @ 250-859-7026



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



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

ELECTRICAL RENOVATIONS LANDSCAPESUPPLY Residential and Commercial New Construction & Renovations Small Jobs GARTH GRANDO Lic. No. 97059 cell: 215-1646 phone/fax 769-9049

ADDITIONS, finished bsmts., kitchen & bath reno’s, tile, hrdwd. & laminate flooring. Drywall, painting. Ext/int finishing. Call 250-870-3187

UNIQUE LANDSCAPE SUPPLY • Soils/Mulches • Decorative Rocks • Flagstones • Bubbling Rocks • Bobcat/Operators • Landscape Design • Rock Walls • Plantings • Fresh Turf


Pick up and delivery 2810 Benvoulin Rd.

Mon.-Fri. 8 am-6 pm/Sat. 8 am-4 pm/Sun. 10 am-4 pm




Deck & Rail

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

WINDOW CLEANING CONSTRUCTION/RENOS IRRIGATION Residential, commercial post WEST-WIND J.P. RENOVATION construction, gutter cleaning.



Book now for landscape projects, retaining walls, aerating, power raking, pruning, etc. Spring cleanup,


In business since 1989 Licensed & insured

Larry’s Handyman



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

at 250-860-0025


Serving the Okanagan

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


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





22 years experience Call JASON SEEGER & SON STUCCO


Locally owned & operated company supplying & installing walk-in tubs at very affordable prices. Call for free estimate. Ask how to get 10% discount.

Call Ian at 250-212-0259

To book your space, call


and speak with a classified rep today!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Painting & Decorating

Moving & Storage FAMILY Movers. Moving? Anything, anywhere. Local and long distance throughout 2009. Packing service available, weekly trips to Vancouver, Alberta, full and partial loads. Cheapest rates in the valley. Free Estimates, 250493-2687 -JOE’S MOVING.reasble rates fully equip’d trucks, local-long dist, no job too small470-8194 NORTH END Moving Services Local/Long Distance. Truck returning empty, Edmonton, end of April. Free Est. 250-4709498

LOVE’S PAINTING. Spring Special. Call for details. 250215-1327 PAINT TECH Services. Res/ Comm Coatings, friendly & free est for any job. 469-6687 PSALMS 34-A Better life Company. Quality Painting. Sensible rates. 250-869-5874 SEEGER & Son Painting. Quality painting, reasonable & reliable call Jason 801-6931


Painting & Decorating

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ XCEL PLUMBING, Irrigation,

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

100% AFFORDABLE Painting Exp, quality. Int Paint/ceilings. Winter Specials. Terry 8639830 or 768-1098 1ST. In customer service, Cando Painting, prof. reliable crew, 15yrs. in business, Int/Ext. Eddie 250-863-3449

DREGER MECH. Plumbing, Gasfitting, comm/res & reno, ins’d, 24hr. Call 250-575-5878. KOSKI Plumbing-Heating Gas Fitting Reno’s Res. Bonded/Insured Troy @ 718-0209

Rubbish Removal


Tree Services


Free Items

‘#1 - BBB Kelowna Junk Removal Ltd. (1998) Scrap metal, wood, appls, etc. House, yard, building site, rental properties, renovations, etc. WCB Coverage. Lrg 3/2/1 & 1/2ton trucks 718-0992 or 861-7066

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

STUMP BE GONE. Fully Insured, Stump Grinding & Exposed Root Removal, Exceptional Cleanup, Dependable Service, Free Estimates. Call 250-317-0747

Adorable, cuddly Chihuahua X Yorkie, male puppy, 11 wks, 1st shots, wormed. $400. 250547-6739. For pic MIN-PIN pups, vet checked, 1st shots, dewormed. black & tan, $300. 250-545-3367 POM Puppies, 2 males, 1 female, vet checked, shots, ready to go. $500ea. Call 250769-7086 Rhodesian Ridgeback puppies from show & wrking bloodlines $1000. 250-764-8976 WHOODLES: (soft coated Wheaton Terrier cross small standard poodle), non-shedding, non-allergenic, family raised, intelligent/easy to train, vet checked, 1st shots, 1yr health guarante 250-838-5500

4YR. Old female, spayed Calico cat, & 2yr. old female spayed gry & white, friendly, mellow, in/out, 250-763-3474 FREE Appliance pick-up, Rads - Batteries. Call Harley 778-821-1317 FREE BBQ, working condition, no tank. Call 250-452-9874 FREE! Cloth loveseat, decent quality, 1 small hidden tear. 250-764-6135. FREE: Dryer. Cream colored. 250-868-4873 FREE vehicle removal for recycling only, cars, trucks, vans. No registration, no problem. Call Larry 250-540-0303. FREE well rotted horse manure. Dilworth area. Call 250762-4600 LOST: Silver Canon camera, possibly at hockey game on Tuesday. $500 Reward offered, even just for the memory chip. Call 250-215-6626 MOVING BOXES WANTED. All shapes and sizes, wardrobe, picture, etc. Will pick up. 250-868-2601. PALLISER bottom half of entertainment unit. 250-868-0436 WE Will recycle for free BBQ’s, Rad’s, Alum. windows, Copper wire, Batteries. Save Ad. 250-717-0581

250-808-0733 SKYHIGH DISPOSAL Full Service Junk Removal & 12-24 yard Bin Rentals.


We haul little loads of anything, landscaping materials, & Junk to the dump Call 250-718-1114 ✔✔✔ THAT GUY & His Work Truck LTD. Junk Removal & Bin Rentals 10,15 & 20 yard Bins. We haul EVERYTHING

Home or Jobsite, Renovations Cheapest rates in the Valley 250-575-5383

Pressure Washing

100% Guaranteed Prestige Painting, European Craftsmanship, Fine Detail work, Ext/Int. Guaranteed Results. 250-864-1041.

Okanagan Contracting. Hot/ Cold power washing. Free estimates. 250-878-6092

ACCURATE int/ext. Spring Special! 10% disc, book now. Com/res. Richard 250-575-1013 BLAIS Painting Int./ext. painting, Res./Comm, Repaint Specialist. Insured! 250-801-1439 BRIT-CAN Painting Services. 20yrs exp. Senior discount. Free estimates. 250-863-1389 COLOR Brite Pro Painting. Int/ Ext, Com/Res, 30yrs exp. Qual. Aff. price. 778-478-3660 DALE’S PAINTING Service. Painting Kelowna a better place since 1982, 862-9333 GREG’S Painting, Comm/ Res., Int/Ext. Free est. Seniors Dis., European Experience, 100% Guaranteed. 212-9961

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

Roofing & Skylights BERTRIM Contracting Co. New roofs, reroofs, roof conversion & repair & general home maint. Bonded & insured. 28yrs exp. Free est. Call 250-768-9675 DO IT RIGHT ROOFING AND SIDING. Free Est. Pat 250826-3807. TERRY’S Roofing. Tar & gravel repairs & reroofs. Torch on roofs & decks. WCB & insr’d. 250-718-5429

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A 49.99 1/2ton truck. Load junk & yard waste. Haul away special. Will haul just about anything. Cal Cal 250863-7539 BOB’S ONE TON. Clean-up, 25yrs satisfied customers. 765-2789, 861-0303 pgr DIGGINOLES N SHIFTINSTUFF. Pickup & delivery service. Rubbish & recycling removed. Landscape, building supplies & Hay delivered, small equipment transferred. 1ton pickup, 14ft Dump trailer & 20ft Flat bed trailer. Yes we work weekends!! For quality work at reasonable rates, phone Ian 250-864-2339 SMALL Hauls. Truck for hire. Rubbish, Small Moves, Boat Hauling 250-864-0696 Reza

Stucco/Siding ABSOLUTELY the best quality for all your stucco needs. Superior Stucco Ltd is your call. For free est call Fred, 250-212-4005 J.P. Stucco. Int/Ext. Acrylic, Plaster, Venetian Stucco, Cultered stone Call Joe 859-7026 SEEGER & Son Stucco. Additions, Reno’s +other sm. jobs. 22yrs exp call Jason 801-6931

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

Tiling TILE-HARDWOOD - Highly skilled craftsmanship committed to provide the most reliable and satisfying work at reasonable and competitive rates call Joe 250-859-7907 TILE Setter. Artistic Ceramics. Custom tile setting. Call 250870-1009

Tree Services 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1All Exterior Hedge & Tree Service. 25% Discount for Seniors. Excellent Ref’s. Specializing in Downsizing, trimming, bracing, pruning, sculpturing. Fully Insured. Free quotes. For guaranteed quality service call Dave 250-212-1716. FULL Tree Service Expert, Certified Faller. Excellent Rates, 18yrs Exp. Insured (250)765-3577, (250)801-0193 ROB’S Tree Care Ltd. For all your tree care needs...Insured & Cert. WCB. 250-212-8656 STANS CHIPPING. Tree Removal & Chipping. Free Est. 808-2447. Licensed & Insured.

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

Water Services ON Demand Potable Water Hauling, 2200gal., swimming pool, wellsCall 250-300-4426

Equestrian HELP req’d with horses from Thurs-Sun in E. Kel. Shelter & beautiful pasture. Call 250769-0599

Feed & Hay *HAY SALES GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763. Screen top soil. $24.00 a yard. 250-547-6600.

Livestock Black Angus 2-Yearling Bulls 2-Heifers 250-542-6349 Naturally raised weaner pigs, ready to go. 250-547-6390, 250-547-9832 lv-msg.

Pet Services DOG Agility & Flyball starting in Westbank, 250-470-1319,

Pets Golden Retriever puppies, registered, guaranteed, vet checked, ready May8, $700. call (250)546-4089 Armstrong.

Antiques / Vintage Jardin’s Estate Jewelry and Antiques is OPEN! Mon-Sat, 10-5, 5221 Hwy 97, Okanagan Falls, 250-497-6733

Appliances MIELE Washer & dryer, purchased June of ‘06 for $3200. Asking $900/bth obo. Call 250763-5073

Farm Equipment 2006 Supreme 300 feed mixer wagon, very good condition incl. scale, will consider delivery. $18,000. 780-694-2836. Kubota L3300, 33hp, 4x4, front end loader, 4 in1 bucket, mid PTO, 3 point hitch, canopy, 2500 hrs, very clean. $14,500. obo. Ford 4600 diesel farm tractor, front end loader, 3 point hitch, low hrs. $9,500. obo. 250-938-4257.

Food Products Locally grown, governt insp, grain fed Beef. 1/4 & 1/2, $2.65/lbs, CWF 250-546-6494.

Furniture 6PC Cherry sleigh bdrm set. Queen bed, dresser, mirror, chest, 2 night stands. New!! Still boxed. Worth $5000, Sell $1295 Can deliver. Call 250550-6647 ANTIQUE Dark Oak dresser w/mirror, dbl. pillowtop mattress w/maple head & footboard, good cond. 768-3288 CHESTERFIELD, loveseat, chair, Italian leather, coffee table & end table, marble & lamps. $1200 obo. Call 250868-9184




Enterprises Ltd.

The Okanagan’s Renovation Specialists Residential and Commercial, Additions, Garages, Basements, Windows, Doors, Decks, Fencing, Carpentry, Drywalling, Painting Top Quality Worksmanship & Service

Rob 250-878-8049 Off. 250-764-5449


• Bath Remodels • Decks • Drywall





A & S Electric



DUMP TRUCK BOBCAT SERVICE HOME RENOVATIONS Neighborhood Trucking & Delivery Top Soil • Ogo Gro • Gravel • Sand • Bark Mulch We Remove: yard refuse, small trees, junk

CHUCK 250-870-1138

Providing Energy Efficient Solutions and Upgrades for Your Home

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

Vernon: 250-558-0076 Toll Free: 877-567-2799



DON 250-870-7778

Renovations & Construction Over 30 yrs. experience. Complete renovations. Interior & exterior paint & finishing.


Reasonable and reliable Call: JASON SEEGER & SON PAINTING



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


Licensed, Bonded & Insured

Independently Owned and Locally Operated


Call Troy, 250-718-0209

Call Wayne (250) 215-6767



Joe’s Moving Service

We Guarantee to keep Scheduled Appointments.


Textured Ceilings

A Division of Bayside Developments Ltd.

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


Renovations & Repairs


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

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

Southern BC Heating & Air Conditioning

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

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

Kelowna • 250-717-5500

Lic. & Insured - Ref’s available (WCB Coverage)

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

• Kitchen Remodels • Painting • Plumbing

• • • •

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

Don’t call anyone about yard care until you speak to Ryan @ VANTAGE POINT.



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









ellermade W Additions, Renovations Sun-decks, Bsmt. suites, etc. Call Dave @ 250-768-2202 or 250-878-6967


Electrical & Renovations Allan Hoce, General Contractor


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


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


Affordable mobile computer repairs. Free diagnostic consultation.

Accurate Int/Ext Painting 10% Discount Call Richard 250.575.1013 A Cut Above the Rest!

250-768-9967 250-317-6843





Residential/Commercial/Industrial. Small jobs, new construction & renovations, panel changes, quality workmanship. Contractor #91625.





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

(250) 801-1439

Beat the HST!


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


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


Commercial & Residential New & Repaints • Excellent Quality SPRING SPECIALS!






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

Book your power raking NOW - GET 40% off aeration.




60/SQ. FT.


Pugrock Inc. now offering granite to customers in Kelowna. 2-3 week delivery. 21 colours.

BRETT 250-469-1928

call 250-808-0895

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




Home Repairs & Service

Decks • Stairs • Fences • Yard Waste Removal • Pressure Washing MARTY CAZES


Ins’d, WCB, licensed. Masonry, reno’s, additions, decks, leaks & damage. Quality work. Dependable service. Call Bud 250-863-1477 Put the HEX on your problems!

To book your space, call

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DOUBLE glass door- cooler by True Manufacturing. 2 years old. Good condition. Asking $1000. 250-878-7131. MOVING Sale! Furniture; bedroom, living rm, dining tble, etc. Call 250-860-3896 MOVING sale, must sell, couch, $100, loveseat, $75. Cream colored w/stripes. Paid $1600. 778-478-1890 NEW 3-pc Sectional Sofa w/ottoman, In orig. pkg. Worth $1499, Must Sell $899 250550-6647 can deliver

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

OWN A PIECE of the Olympics! Like New 2010 Olympic Rental Return Office Furniture. 66”x30” Maple Desks with Attached Pencil / File drawer ONLY $169! Low 2 Door Lockable Cabinets ONLY $169! High 2 Door Lockable Cabinets ONLY $189! Like New Black Computer Chairs Only $88! Like New Black Guest Chairs Only $58! Get Yours While Quantities Last! Call Adam Today at 717-1626 or Visit our Showroom at 420 Banks rd. Open Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm

Heavy Duty Machinery A-STEEL Shipping Containers Super Sale On NowNew/Used/Damaged. BEST PRICES. 20,’24,’40,’45,’48,’53’.Insulated Reefer Containers 20’40’53’. CHEAP 40’ Farmers Specials all under $2,000! Semi Trailers for hiway & storage. We are Overstocked, Delivery BC & AB 1-866-528-7108 Call 24 hours.

Jewels, Furs KELOWNA Gold turns your unwanted gold and platinum jewelery, silver coins and silverware into cash. With 25 years buying experience in Kelowna we look forward to your call for a no obligation quote. Call Jeremy @ 250575-4363.

Medical Supplies New & Used Mobility Scooters, Powerchairs, Lift Chairs, Walkers. Shoprider Dealer. 250-764-7757

Misc. for Sale 1930 Antique Enterprise stove w/pipes. $800 obo. Excl cond. Micro, $20. Treadmill, $50. Rower, $100. 250-766-2249 9 SOLAR PANELS 4 batt., panels & junction box, etc. 1 new 2500w inverter. $3000 obo. (250)307-6773 DO YOU NEED LARGE AMOUNTS OF FREE FILL? no trucking charge 250-307-3839 Dacron Enterprises LTD. FAR-INFRARED SAUNAS: Demo Blowout Models starting at $599. FREE Shipping, setup. FREE Trials. Showroom 1888-239-9999 Kelowna. OFFICE Desk- Cherry; colored, bow front work station with file pedestal, hutch, 30” wide file cabinet, and high back leather chair. Exc cond. Asking $550. 250-878-7131. ONE set of AMPHIB FLOATS (NEW), Bill-Mar (1850s) IBS light weight fiberglass composition, Pitt Meadows airport, $15,000 firm. 604-921-9411, 604-250-8144 (L.D collect) Pizza Oven, 125,000 BTU (5’6” W x 5’ H) Single Door, Bakers Pride $1200. 250-5498046. STORE Fixtures. Gondola shelving - Book case, slatwall floor units, window & floor bunks, kiosk - card/CD display, desks, ceiling fans. Veiw at #170-1855 Kirschner WE Are replacing our kitchen Old kitchen cupboards & nook for sale call 250-769-2013

Misc. Wanted MOVING BOXES WANTED. All shapes and sizes, wardrobe, picture, etc. Will pick up. 250-868-2601. X-ACTO knife blades, 100 blade pack, $10. 28 packs available. Purchase all for $250. Drop by the Captial News at 2495 Enterprise Way. 8-5 Mon-Fri.

Sporting Goods Predator Ridge Golf membership, 1/4 share + transfer fee. $15,000 obo. 250-550-0279. RUSSIAN SKS’s - Top choice, from $299. 1120 RDS Ammo, $195. Shotgun + ammo specials. Guns bought & sold, Glocks. Complete Gunsmiths Services. Bluing, Powdercoating. Weber & Markin Gunsmiths. 4-1691 Powick Rd. Kel. 250-762-7575

Rain r e fo c n a r u s n I Sale Garage s is Package xtra e $2 or $4 for ask details!

Stereo / DVD / TV PROFESSIONAL installation throughout the Okanagan. Call 250-864-2456

$100 & Under 12 SPD, men’s bike, Tech Pro, good tires, $100 250-763-0574 1977 Mercedes 15” hubcaps, $15. 250-707-2123. 1 Kingstar Centum 225/75R15 tire on Jeep rim. 80-85%, $15 firm. 250-707-2123. 2- 185/75/14 All season tires on 5 bolt rims, off 1977 Merc 240, 85%. $40. 250-707-2123 27” RCA TV w/remote, $20. Works well. 250-868-0436 2PC. Computer Desk, 5’x2’, light Oak, locking drawers & cabinets, $50. 250-768-8966 2PC. Sofa & Loveseat $100., Cream w/sage & salmon, 250762-8715. 3WAY Medicine cab., bevelled mirrors, 30”Hx36”Wx4”D. Excl cond. $99 obo. 250-769-3689 4 tires, 225x70x16 some kms left. $15ea. 250-762-0451 ADJUSTABLE Homecare bed, ex. long, elec. or man., no mattress $75.obo 762-3643 AIR hockey table, Sears model, 30x60. Excl cond., $50 obo. 250-317-7040, 250-860-2215 BUILT-IN DW, good cond., $75. 250-317-7040, 250-8602215 CHERRY tree, 1/2 price. Reg, $39.95, sell for $20. Call 250807-2299 ELEC Kaddy Golf Cart w/1yr old battery & charger. $50. Call 250-717-5952 ELECTRIC Cream Separator, $75.obo. 250-765-6430 ELECTRIC forced air furnace, works great, $100. 250-7642974 FILING Cabinet, legal size, beige, 4drawer, 1 locks, $60. 250-317-7040 HAIRDRYER w/case, from the 50’s (Antique), $20. 250-7656430 LOVESEAT, plush sand color, good cond., $75 obo. 250-8602215 LP, Cassette, Eightrac Player w/records & tapes +130 LP’s. $75.all. 250-762-3643 NIKKEN magnetic product, New pillow, $90. 250-7685951 PANASONIC VCR, $10. Works well. w/remote. 250868-0436 SALAD Master Vegetable chopper, $25. 250-765-6430 SCOODOO or quad trailer, $100. 250-764-2974 SET of Aluminum ramps for loading elec. Scooter etc. 14.5”X65”, $60.obo 762-3643 SOLID wood 3drawer dresser w/built in TV stand on swivel, $100. 250-764-2974 STEAM Juice Maker, $25. 250-765-6430 TAILLIGHT for 1999-2003 Ford Winstar. $15. 250-7072123. WICKER loveseat w/2chairs & cushions. $100. 250-8680436 YOGURT Maker, elec., 7cup, $10. 250-765-6430

$200 & Under 27” Sony TV 6yrs. old, ex. cond. $125. 250-768-5951 2 High-end Glider rockers w/matching Ottomans (beige w/wood) $150. both 801-3676 ARMOIRE Like new $189.obo.1 (250)764-0464 COMPUTER System, WIN XP, Internet ready, excellent condition, $200. 869-2363 Kel GAZEBO (tulip) 10x10. Steel. New out of box. $150 Firm. Canadian Tire. 250-768-5951 RECLINER Loveseat, very good cond., $150. 250-7624951.

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YO GARAGE UR includesSALE KIT : street s i g n s , MAKE MORE CASH by reaching more Garage Sale pri balloons, ce tag Shoppers with a an ad in the Classifieds. as an in s as well formativ g e u i d e Placing your Garage Sale ad in the Capital News Classifieds help you which will includes your ad in print, plus your ad appears ONLINE FOR FREE! & to prepare organize success for a very ful sale

Garage Sale Package & Kit Choose from these two offers...

Basic Package • 3 line word ad • 1 insertion • Garage Sale Kit All for only

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30 + GST


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Pick up your Garage Sale Kit in person at the Capital News Classified Counter at 2495 Enterprise Way, Monday to Friday, 8 am - 5 pm Both packages are pre-paid and non-refundable. Deadline for next day’s publication is before 11am. * Deadline to place your free ad is the following Thursday immediately after your Garage Sale, before 11 am for that coming Friday Classifieds! The free ad must appear under the classification “Merchandise for sale”. This free ad is not transferable and has no credit value. Any enhancements are not included in the free ad; the free ad is the same number of printed lines as the original classified ad.


CENTRAL Vacuum w/attachments, $299. Will install. 250762-3468, 250-869-2947 COMPUTER LAPTOP, WIN XP, internet, excellent condition, $300. 250-869-2363 (Kel) CUISINART Mixer, model SM-55C, 800watt motor. Still in box. $299. 250-768-5110 LOVELY King size pillowtop bed, excl cond., $300 obo. 250-868-0436 PATIO Swing w/cover, like new, not used $299. 1 (250)764-0464 PV Elec solid body guitar w/PV Blazer 158 amp. $295/bth 250-764-2974 QUALITY Teak Gentleman’s Highboy $300. (new $1200.) 250-762-4951

$500 & Under 18’ rd above grnd pool, good cond., proper pump & sand filter, $500. 250-470-2427 1 Set Washer & Dryer, serviced by Lic. Techs, $475. 250-868-1934 2006 alum work-style ARE canopy.SHT box GM.Side drs/ shelves, $500. 250-470-2427 KING Box spring (2) w/mattress, recent purchase like new, w/linens $499. 764-0464

Garage Sales 5TH Annual huge garage sale, Sat & Sun, 7-2, couch, hide-abed, tables, desks, electronics, kitchen stuff, 25 cent table. 1890 baron Rd, fenced yard beside Canadian Tire.

Acreage for Sale 13.9 tree’d acres. Mins from Arrow Lake. Offers over $99,000. 250-269-7492 2 acres home based industrial. Home with 2 rental suites, shop w/hoist, remodeled barn & RV parking w/full hook-up & dsani dump. $995,000. 250765-1060 5.5 acres flatland, fully serviced, pics at Arrow Lakes area. 250-269-7328 READY to build on this 3 acres in Whitevale area, Lumby. Flat, few trees, drilled well. Gas/hydro to driveway. Price $245,000 GST. obo. 250-547-6932. SHUSWAP RIVER FRONT 11.3 acres w/shop $400,000. 1985 house on 22.5 acres $799,000. 15.9 acres $400,000. Water and services. 250-838-7660.

Apt/Condos for Sale 2BD. 1ba. Only $154,900. Top flr. crnr. unit. view, 304150 Scarboro Rd. 898sf. Jessica Levy, Prudential 4700264, Lux condo, level entry, 2bdr,2 bath, 2u/g stalls, f/p, granite tops,Geo thermo,Aberdeen Heights, 3211-Centennial,Vernon. Save Realty Fees. $314,000. 250-307-4840. SMALLER 2 bdrm, 2 bath, senior condo. 920 Saskatoon Rd. $169,800. 250-712-9360. SPACIOUS 1100sq’, in Rutland, adult oriented complex, 2 bdrms, 2 baths, fresh paint, new flooring, walking to shopping, $239,500. 250-275-4690. THINKING OF SELLING? For a confidential, no obligation, free market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-762-9446 or 250-860-1100 anytime.

20 Minutes from Orchard Park Drive by 64A

******* Where smart sellers meet smart buyers! View Thompson Okanagan properties for sale.// Selling? No Commission. (250) 545-2383 or 1-877-291-7576 4BD. 2ba. Fixer Upper w/big yard, ONLY $269,900. For a Free List of Foreclosures & Fixer Uppers call Lloyd @ MacDonald Realty 215-5607 BANK FORECLOSURES Free List & Pics. Realty Match FIXER UPPERS Lowest Prices. Reality Match. MORTGAGES LOW RATES. 5YR. 3.89% VARIABLE 1.85% Trish at 250-470-8324 THINKING OF SELLING? For a confidential, no obligation, free market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-762-9446 or 250-860-1100 anytime.

Homes Wanted I BUY PROPERTIES will pay fair price with sm. down, quick closings, Call 250-801-8542

Lots 1/2 acre lot with a view of Shuswap Lake. This is one of the last undeveloped lots in Shuswap Lake Estates, 16 km from Salmon Arm. Asking $99,900 or will make trade as downpayment on property in Kelowna. Contact Ron or Annette at 250-563-2356 or for more information. EXCEPTIONAL LAKEVIEW Lots from $160,000. Also; 1 panoramic 3 acre parcel. Owner financing. 250-307-2558 KELOWNA WEST, Beat the HST. Huge serviced lot, 8600 sf. 3064 Smith Creek Rd. Partial view, build immed, $219,900 Ken 604-657-4923 Jim 604-307-3923 KIRSCHNER MOUNTAIN Large Building Lots from

Apt/Condo for Rent

Open House

2BD, 2bth beautiful condo for rent, 1100sq’, 5appls, gas FP, ug prking, deck & terrace, NS, NP. Close to UBCO. Availablity neg. 1yr lease. $1200 +utils. 250-765-9732

2 BDRM, $975 hydro, f/s, NO PETS, on Rutland Rd. South, Belgo Area, on bus route, Avail. now. 491-3345 or 869-9788 (Cell)

SUNDAY 1-3 17-4524 Eldorado Court

Houses For Sale

Apt/Condo for Rent

McCulloch Heights

LOWER Mission, stroll to Sarson Beach. Fantastic family home 4bed. 3bath, fully reno’d $579,900. 250-450-9094 THINKING OF SELLING? For a confidential, no obligation, free market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-762-9446 or 250-860-1100 anytime.

Apt/Condo for Rent 1BD & 2BD., $780 - $1195,, (250)762-3455 1BD, 2nd. flr., bright & spacious, 700sf., $850 incl util., NS. Westbank, 250-768-9083 1BD, backs onto Mill Creek, hwd floors, $825 incl utils. Call 250-878-9585 1BD or 2bd, avail immed. Quiet, secured, updated building located in DT area. Walking dist to shopping. Cultural District, Waterfront Park, bus route. Incl FS, DW. Building amenities include beautiful landscaped courtyard, laundry room & covered secure prking. Price starts at $800. Ask about signing bonus avail for Mar/Apr. Contact Jagoda for more info at 250-762-0571 1 BDRM + den, a/c, w/d, underground prkng, close to all amenities. Rutland areaBarber Rd. Top floor, great view. $900/mo utils incl. 250868-2601 or 1-306-867-1893. 2BD. 2ba. 6appl., ac, balcony, cls. to Costco/bus, ns, np, nprtys, u/g prkng, June 1, $1200. 250-448-4962 2BD. 2ba. Upgraded, 2-prkng, 6appl, ns, np, Baron Rd. $1200. incl. util., in-suite wd & strge, May 1st, 250-768-5414

Brand new. 3 bed. 2 bath. Over 1300sq.ft. Great room design. Concrete foundation. Sundeck. Quiet cul-de-sac space. $189,900 plus GST. Low down payment. Modern & Urban “Sierras” neighborhood. Close to downtown West Kelowna

Incredible lakeside gated community “Eldorado Estates”. Enter luxury in this spacious home with high end gourmet kitchen, spa like master suite, swimming pool & detached guest suite. Priced at $1,450,000. MLS®10002346

Gary Athans 250.717.6699

Townhouses NEW MODULAR HOMES 1835 Westside Road South 250-317-5504 www.

Brand new 3 bed, 2 bath, FUNctional floor plan. Sundeck. Concrete foundation. $189,900 plus GST. Phase 3 - over 50% sold out. So act fast.


Presentation Centre 1680 Ross Rd. West Kelowna.

2BD, 2bth+den, Asher Rd & Hwy 33, deluxe unit, 2 decks, appl, FP, WD. Reduced rent for responsible non-smoking tenant. Ask about 1bd, 1bth furn’d/unfurn’d. 250-491-3090 2 BD & den, West Kelowna, Two Eagles Golf Course, 2 yrs old, 6 app., u/g pkg, lge balcony, lake/golf view, near shops & transit. No parties,absolutely n/p. Hot water incl. Ref req. 1 yr lease pref. $1200/mo plus d/d. Call Pam 250-681-1968 2BD. DT area, top flr. crner, covr’d. prkng., Avail Apr 15, $950. Keith @ 250-862-7425 2bd fully furn’d top flr, view, XL deck, UBCO Quail. 250-8591300 $1600

2BD. Senior’s apt. quiet cls. to DT, 3appl, heat, hotwater, drapes, ac, sec. prkng w/video survillience, onsite mgr., safe & secure, ns, np, $785. 8606548 2BD. WESTBANK top flr, lakeview, vaulted ceilings, spacious, bright, upgraded, utils. incl’d., $1390. 250-859-1300 3BD, 2bth, Cosco area, $1550/mnth + hydro, ug prking avail, $30/stall. NP. Avail May 1. 250-869-9788

2BD Lakeview corner suite, Westbank. XL Wrap around sundeck, upgraded. $1490 incl utils. 250-859-1300

NEW EXEC West Ave 2bd/bth 1150sqft Geo heat/cool. Incl 4 SS app, insuite w/d, Sec bldg/ prkg/stor, Hrdwd/Cer/Carp. Deck 1330sqft pots/irrig. Lk/trl/rest/art/cult/. $1600mo ns/np/ref. 250-768-8333

2BD lakeview in Winfield, priv ent/deck, new reno/appl, lndry rm, AC, NS, NP. $850 incl utils/cbl/int. 250-547-6624

RUTLAND - 1 Bdrm apt. Quiet building on bus route and near shops. NP, Avail. May 1st. 695. call Lori @ 250-764-6069

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DBL wide Mobile Home. Mission. 2bd, 1.5bth, carport, 10x20 workshop, 4 appl, 55+, NP. $88,500. 250-860-6328 DOUBLEWIDE 45+, 1344sqft, a/c, ug sprinklers, 3 bdrms, 2 bath, laminate, 5 appl, 2 lrg covered decks, 2 sheds. $115,000. 250-769-5855. FSBO. Doublewide. Many updates. Pets ok. 2bd + computer rm. All appl. $55,000 obo. Call 250-707-3272, cell 250864-9622 NEW MODULAR HOMES 1835 Westside Road South 250-317-5504 www. SINGLE WIDE with all appl, 3bd, 2bths, child & pet friendly park, great yard & swing set. Call 250-768-4113

With a couple of clicks, add your event today.


~ Spectacular Views. Bring Your Own Builder. Close to All Amenities. 250-862-0895 LUMBY: 3 view lots on new subdivision (Schunter Drive) Lot 2: $115,000 + GST. Lot 3: $120,000 + GST. Lot 4: $125,000 + GST. Call Mike 250-547-9402, 250-309-1042 MOVE to the Upper East Side, lot for sale by owner, city & lake views, large building platform, asking $275,000. Call 250-859-3510, 250-451-9162

For Sale By Owner


$300 & Under

INVESTORS! FULL DUPLEX! $285,000, spacious, well-built sxs duplex, features 3bdrms, 2bath, garage each side, income at April 1 is $2100/mo. located on nice corner lot in busy Prince George, TURNKEY, time limited offering, view online at:, call 250-490-8888, Penticton

Open Houses


SOLID Oak diningroom table & leaf w/3chairs. $195. 250764-2974 WINE racks, pine wood, $80ea. 250-768-5951

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1/2 DUPLEX, 3bdrm w/suite, garage, priv yard, appl incl, close to schools, pool. Asking $349,900. 250-862-1428. AMAZING KISPIOX Valley retreat. $389,000. 2000sq/ft. home, 11.5 acres, 2-level barn, fully fenced, near Kispiox River, majestic mountain views. Unique sought-after property. or contact owner at 250842-5006, AWESOME LAKEVIEW. Dbl wide modular, 2bd, carport, 2decks, 10x30 workshop, 5appl, gas FP, 55+, pets ok. $95,000. 250-768-7124

Turn your unwanted items into cash by selling them in the classifieds! They may be just the thing someone else is looking for.

- 3 bedrooms, 960 sq ft. NEW appliances (5), flooring, hot water tank, roof. Beautiful island kitchen. Close to Knox Mtn., RU6, 60 X 120 lot. $325,000. 250-861-5630 or 250-863-2873 Open House - Sun., April 18, 2-4 pm


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Apt/Condo for Rent THE WESTWYND POINT APARTMENTS Behind Orchard Park Mall, adult oriented, NS, NP. Studio suites, incl utils from $570-$650/mo. 1bd, 1bth top flr, $790. Please call for appointment 868-3432 or 470-8026 THUNDERBIRD/EVERGREEN APTS. 435/395 Franklyn Road, Kelowna. 1 and 2 bedroom suites, 3-appliances, AC, drapes, walk-in storage, underground secure parking, hot water included, Laundry facilities on site. Close to excellent shopping, major bus routes (excellent bus service to all campuses, Orchard Park Mall & downtown), theaters, medical facilities & restaurants. Rental incentives offered to qualified applicants. Call 250-7625932 for appointment to view. UPSCALE 2 bdrm townhouse, near art district, rents- $1350. 2.5 baths, 5 appl, 2 patios, yard & outdoor secured storage, perfect for roommates. NS. Avail May 1. Call Shannon 250-212-1928.

Bed & Breakfast BED AND Breakfasts, Attractions, tourism operators get incredible exposure for your business…Advertise in the 2010-2011 BC Alberta Bed & Breakfast directory. Call Annemarie at 1-800-661-6335 ext. 744

Commercial/ Industrial 1/2 - 4 acre serviced, fenced industrial lots for lease. Light, heavy or industrial use including auto wrecker & storage. 7000sq’ serviced coverall shelter for storage or workspace or build to suit. Westbank Industrial Park. 250-769-7424 FREE RENT! 2 months free w/signing of 3yr rental lease. UP to 4000sq.ft. high exposure retail/commercial space. 250-558-1166 HWY 97N for lease 1acre of Industrial compounded yard, 250-765-3295 - 250-860-5239 Shop for rent in Vernon 1250 sqft. Roll up door, gas heat Comes with or without paint booth. Lots of parking $900/mo util. 250-549-4500 WAREHOUSE for rent on Cary Rd. 5000sq’, $7.50/sq’. + triple net charges. Incl reception area, lunch rm & approx 1500sq’ office space. Call 250868-2625, 250-212-1491

Duplex / 4 Plex 2BD. 505 Hein Rd. Kelowna, s/f, w/d, 1.5ba. nice deck, Apr. 1st, $975. +util, 317-8844 2BD. f/s, w/d, prkng, tile, yrd. no dogs, 4347 Turner Rd. Lwr. Miss., $850. +utils., 878-6159 2BDRM + den in 4-plex, ns, np, references, Rutland, $850. 250-765-5502. 3BD. 2ba. Hosp. Area, f/s, dw, w/d, gas fp, some reno’s, carport, np, $1250.+util, 861-5055 KEL. N. nr dwntwn, & bus. CARRIAGE HOUSE compact 1000sf, 1bd. Newer & clean 1.5 ba., tile/carpet, skylights, 6appl, A/C, 1car gar. $1100. ALSO 1200sf 2bd., DUPLEX $1300. NS, NP, DD, 250-8687677. MAY 1. Spacious 2bd in 4plex, FS, WD h/up, sm. deck, NS, Ndogs, adult oriented. $825. 763-9825, 1-250-766-2212 OLD Glenmore. 3bdr, 2ba, FP, ensuite lndry, close to amens, 1 offst prk, May 1-15. $1080 incl heat. 250-763-7869 RUTLAND - BRIGHT, clean, 4 Bdrm, 2 bth, f/s, laundry hookups, N/P, N/S, References Required. $1300 + utils 765-6544

Housesitting RESPONSIBLE Housesitter avail., 5mo min. Exp’d, clean, ref’s. Kelowna 250-808-0830

Mobile Homes & Pads 2BD mobile home, Westbank, near shopping centre, FS, NP, NS, May 1. $1050. Call 250862-7364, 250-768-2349

Homes for Rent 2BD 1 ba. in Rutland nr shop ctr. Suit working cpl. May 1. $1100/mo. 250-764-1605 3BD. 1ba Main flr, dw, ac, pets? view, quiet area, util/int &sat incl. $1650 250-807-2269

Homes for Rent

Suites, Lower

2BD. 1ba, Westside, storage, bkyrd., beautiful view in orchard, w/d hook-ups, f/s, dw, np, $850. +util., 250-768-2287 2BD Mobile, Winfield, NP, NS, Nparties, wrking adults, ref’s. May 1. $900+utils. Call 250766-3395, 861-0656 2BD w/bsmt, lrg deck, sm. yrd. fs, new carpet, close to DT, NP, Nparties, ref’s req’d, DD, $1200. 860-1038 aft. 5pm 2-BEDROOM, 4-Appliances, Patio $750 Including Cable Utilities & Internet OR 2-Bedroom 4-Appliances Patio Garage $850 250-860-1961 Register Online 3BD, 2bth, FS, WD, lrg yard, NS, Nparties, NP. $1350+ utils & DD. Ref’s. View at 1899 Barlee Rd. Do not disturb the tenants. Call 1-403-309-6702 3BD, full main flr of house, Westbank, new reno’s, carpet & paint, lrg priv & fenced yard, $1095. May 1. 250-768-4383 4bd home, hobby farm acreage in Lumby, 28 beautiful acres, fully reno’d home, detached workshop, FS, WD. $2600+utils. 250-769-1230 6bd, 3bth, 3 storey house, dbl garage, city/lake view. Ellison area. Ndogs. $2200+utils. May 1st. 250-869-2186 NEW MODULAR HOMES 1835 Westside Road South 250-317-5504 www.

1300sq’ 2bd, 5appl, jetted tub, pool, utils & Sat incl. NS, NP. Ref’s req’d. $1100. April 1. Call 250-769-7107 1BD. 900sf., full ba., f/s, int/cble., May 1, ns, np, nprtys, 1 person $675. Cpl. $800. 250-765-1623 after 5pm. 1BD above grnd suite for rent, single person, NS, Nparties, NP. Incl all utils, Sat TV, WL int & shr’d WD. $770+DD. Call Karen, 250-762-5785 1bd Blk Mnt on acreage, sep ent., carport, 4appl, AC, utils incl, NP, NS. Pref older person. $800+DD. May 1. 250765-9083 1BD, BRIGHT Modern Suite, Glenmore. Furnished (opt), 5 Appliances, digital cable - w/ internet - utilities incl. absolutely NS, NP. Quiet single/ prof. $800/mo. Tel: 762-9258 1BD bright spacious bsmt suite, NS, NP, close to bus, incl sep lndry & utils. Rutland. $900. 778-753-2216 1BD bsmt Hospital area, parking, patio, shr’d WD, mature person, NS, NP, $750 incl utils. 250-868-1139 1bd bsmt suite, Cosco area. utils incl. Avail May 1. $685. 250-861-1400 1BD. Ground lev. $ incl. utils., ns, np, sing. working person, immed, 765-5854 1BD, new, lrg, utils incl, 4appl, lndry, clean wrking person, ND, NS, NP, $750. Avail now or May 1st. Westbank. Call 250-707-2889 1BD new suite, $600. Close to bus & school, student pref. NP, NS. Call 250-863-1775 1BD. Ste. Blk. Mtn. lg. deck, lakeview, utils incl., $800. ns, np, 250-491-3268, 878-1983 1BD suite, N. Rutland, sep ent., ground level, wood floors, cable, A/C, close to bus/UBC. NS, NP. $700 utils included. Call 250-491-3935 1BD view suite, immaculate, new reno, WD, NP, NS, Dilworth Mnt. $850 incl utils. Call 250-448-9500 1BD. W/O, bright, spacious, city view, sep. ent. np, ns, w/d, incls. util/net. Avail. now, $800. 250-808-6081 1-BEDROOM, 4-Appliances, Patio $750 Including Cable Utilities & Internet OR 2-Bedroom, 4-Appliances, Patio Garage $850 $850. 250-8601961 Register Online 2BD. Avail. May 1, 1400sf. fab. lakeview, newly reno’d., newer appl., Rutland Bench, pets neg. $1150util incl., 250215-0984 & 250-491-3461 2BD. Furn’d., nr bus stop, np, ns, pref working people or student, util incl. May 1, 808-3777 2BD. LAKESHORE: W-Kel., dbl. grge. hottub, gym, pool, int/sat.$1500.incl-util 863-1544 2BD legal suite Rutland. Nr. bus & shopping. 4appl, ns, np. $900 + utils. Avail. 863-1155 2 BDRM bsmt suite, NS, NP, No Partying, close to UBCO & bus stops. $900/mth incl utils, DD req’d. 778-753-1356 or 250-863-3712 2BD. Rutland, np, ns, $800. sep. ent., nr. bus/shops, Avail. now, 250-491-0163 2BD suite, kit., lvingrm, lndry, approx 900sq’, 4appl, carport. Rutland upper bench, NP, NS, quiet neighborhood. $825 incl utils. Phone 250-765-1589 2BD. Winfield bsmt, priv ent., FS, NS, NP, May. 1st, $750 incl utils, DD. Wrkg person/cpl, ref’s. 250-766-3395, 861-0656 2BD. Winfield, lkview, bright, ns, np, fp, 6appl, sing/prof. cpl, $950. May 1, 250-317-2279 3BD. W-Bank, newly reno’d, sep. ent., wd, f/s, gas fp, ns, cat?, quiet, mature persons, Mar1, $975 incl.util 212-5209 AVAIL May 1. 2bd bsmt suite. Incl cbl, int, FS, WD & micro, prking for 1, utils neg., $1000 +DD. 250-448-9904 AWESOME SUITE! Awesome location! Awesome Landlord! Lower Mission, 1200 sq/ft daylight bsmt suite. 2 bdrm, 1 bath. Sep entrance, sep W/D, Plenty parking. $1000 All-in. 250 yds to beach, 150 yds to grocery. N/P preferred. Interviewing now for June 1 availability. Contact 250-8627511 or AWESOME Upper Mission. Ideal fr single employed person or student. Shr’d ent & lndry. All utils incl. $800. Call 778-477-5007 BEAUTIFUL view- 1 bdrm suite in Peachland, May 1. $750 incl utils, cbl, int, w/d, prkg. NS, NP. Info & pics at 250-767-6330

Office/Retail 800SQFT. 2nd. floor. office space on Commercial Dr. Avail. May 1st., 250-868-4808 HWY 97 North, 1800-2800sf’ of retail, 2100sq’ of Office/Retail for lease. Rutland area 250-765- 3295, 250-860-5239

Recreation EXPLORE in style! 2010 towables & motorhomes for rent from just $582/wk! Call Kelowna Truck & RV today @ 250-769-1000. KALAMALKA LK. Seasonal camping lot for rent. Tween Lk Resort. 780-462-6052.

Room & Board N. RUT. Furn’d rm w/TV. NS, Ndrink. Everything provided. 250-491-7657 aft 2pm

Rooms for Rent 1 FURN’D. Rm. DT area, cbl. & w/d, quiet, mo or wkly., avail. immed. 250-862-9223 ALL Comforts of Home, mo. & wkly, Furn’d. DT core & others, Kit, dishes, w/d, 250-861-5757 CLEAN Furn’d. rms. D/T area, sat/int, f/s, w/d, quiet male, fr. $475/mo. Avail. now.861-5757 MISSION Creek, furn’d bdrm, 200 chan dig cbl, full bth, kit., WD, close to amens, $650. Call 250-864-4001


Full hook-ups, incl. T.V. & internet, Pets. “In town but out of town”. Ask about our, “winter rate, all summer plan”. Ph. (250)765-2580 LOT at Swan Lake RV Resort. $550. Long term preferred. Lot will accommodate larger RV’s. 250-275-0661, 250-307-3799

Shared Accommodation 2BD apt to share, 1/2 rent & 1/2 utils. Current rent $795. Rental ref’s req’d. Call 250868-3144 2BD. Fully furn’d, steps to KLO campus, $900. 2 persons share@ $500.ea250-769-6482 BY Mission mall, 1bd. & own bth, quiet, clean, incl all, furn’d or prtly furn’d. $600+DD. Call 250-862-7339 KELOWNA: 2bdrm. spacious condo to share w/working female, W/D/F/S/DW/MW, patio, beautiful yard, + more, close to amenities, 1block from Costco $550/mo. inclu. util., Sharla (1250)878-3582 MATURE Female to share home, furn’d. lg. rm. own bath, share kit/wd. new quiet house, need vehical, nr. Airport, $550. 250-491-8177 Private bdrm semi-pri bth, quiet person, $475-$500, everything incl1-888-492-2543 ROOM for rent, FS, WD, TV, $550/mo. Call 250-212-8909

Suites, Lower EXEC suite, L. Mission, May 1st, grnd-lvl, $650 utils incl. Shr’d lndry. 250-859-5970 LG. Clean 1Bd., Rutland, cls. to theatres & buses, Avail. May1, priv. ent., lots of prkng, shared w/d, $800. util. incl. 250-878-5268 & 250-451-0979 LRG 1bd suite, WD, FS, patio, utils incl, $800 1/2 DD. Avail now or May 1. 250-717-1754 or 250-859-1162

Auto Accessories/Parts TRUCK Frame. 1988 S10 4x4, sandblasted, primed and automotive paint with newer tires and mag rims. Comes with transfer case and misc parts. $750 obo. Email pics avail. Call Dennis, 250-765-7811

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N. RUTLAND - Newer 1Bdrm. Great location. Util. & cable incl. N/S, N/P references req. $675.00 call 250-718-8148

WESTSIDE lrg 1bd w/o w/Fireplace, $700+utils. Near amens Apr. 15. 250-869-5500 WSTSIDE, 1bd, priv. ent, cln & qt, 6 appl, ac & sat, in qt adlt hm, ns, np, 1 qt oldr wrk prs. $650 1/4 util. 250-769-7703.

Suites, Upper 1500SQ’, Bright, spacious, fully furnished. 1/2 Executive home. Appl., w/d, FP. Grnd-lvl. Walk out to priv patio, yard & driveway. NS, NP, ref’s. $1000 one adult. $1500 2 adults, incl utils. East Central Kelowna. Short term ok. 250-491-3090 1700SF. Main flr. 4yr. old hm. N. Glenmore, 3Bd. 2ba. ns, np, ac, all appl., patio, ex. prkng, walking dist. to schools/shops, prof. cpl. desired. bsmt. not incl., $1600. incl. utils. May1, 250-859-0857 1900sq’ exec 2bdrm 1/2 house. Fireplace, private, patio, media rm, suites quiet prof single or couple. NS, no pets. $1300 unfurnished $1600 furnished. Util incl. Refs, Avail imm 250-764-4688

Townhouses 2BD. 1.5ba., Badke Rd. Gr. lev., 5appl, strge, deck, ns, np, carport May1, $950. 863-1636 2BD. Recently reno’d., nr. Plaza 33, kid & pet friendly, $, 250-870-7172 2BD Townhouse. Conveniently located in Cent. Westbank. 1 unit, completely reno’d, $975+utils. Min. 6mo. lease. NP. Call 250-763-2300 THINKING OF SELLING? For a confidential, no obligation, free market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-762-9446 or 250-860-1100 anytime.



1984 HONDA Nighthawk, 750cc, 30,000 orig kms, $1995. 250-864-1001. 2003 Yamaha V-Star 1100, 52,000kms, loaded. $5,900. 1997 Goldwing w/trailer, 116,000 kms. $11,500. 250545-7914. 2006 HD Softtail Deuce, 14k, Screaming Eagles pipes, other extras, $14,000. 250-542-5804 2008 Suzuki DRX125L, ridden 3 times, $2500. (250)542-7429 $AVE E-SCOOTER $ALE *Brand New* E-Scooters $779 Kids Dirtbike/ATV Start@$249 Adult@$1499 Buggy,UTV,etc 1-866-203-0906/250-863-1123 LEARN to ride from the most experienced instructors in the BC interior. Small class size; courses start every two weeks. Use our bike for the road test at no extra charge. or 250-764-7075

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Auto Services BORRELLI’S Mobile Mechanic. Red Seal BMW Certified, 7days/wk $70/hr. 250-7658181

Beaters under $1000 ‘87 Ford Aerostar, $500. ‘76 Chev pu 4x4, $900. 250-7635462

Cars - Domestic

Quality Autos 491-9334

Want to Rent LOOKING for long term farm house pref, have 2 Good ref’s, rent range: $900/mo. Lumby area 250-442-7255

lease dogs. $800also.

Antiques / Classics 1962 PONTIAC LAURENTIAN 4-dr. sedan. 350 Crate Goodwrench motor, new Rochester 4 barrel carb, dual exhaust, Indy mags. Body in exc. cond., runs well, interior needs work. Excellent car for restoration, $3,500. obo.


1970 Toranoto GT, 455, fully loaded, collector plates, FWD, 90,000 orig miles. $8500 obo. Call 250-766-2249 1981 Cadillac Brougham D’elegance 2dr coupe, power everything, sunroof, new brakes, exhaust, tires, & paint, exc. mechanically, immaculate in/out, $7500. (250)309-6070

Auto Accessories/Parts LYLE’’S TOWING Free removal of unwanted vehicles. Pay up to $1000 for good vehicles. Lots of used parts for sale. 765-8537 Mercedes used parts. ‘91 VW convertible. BMW 633chi ‘79. Peter 250-542-0284.

2004 Hyundia Santa Fe, 4cyl, 5spd, running boards, 118, 000k, $10,200. Call 250-7655559 2007 Toyota Camry, only 11,550kms, cleared from all recalls, still has warrenty, 2.4L fuel inj., 158hp, 4dr, 5spd auto, loaded. Paid $34,000, asking $23,000 obo. Call 250769-7849 MERCEDES 320 Diesel Bluetec, 2008, 15,400k, $53,000. Peter, 250-542-0284

1981 Mercedes 380SL convertible, softop & hardtop, exc.cond. $14,500 Peter 250542-0284 1988 JAGUAR XJS Conv. Very rare Hess & Eisenhart. 26,000 original miles. Wht/tan. Gorgeous! $19,900. 1987 Jaguar XJSC. Cabriolet/Targa. Tan/Choc brown. Rare & stunning! $14,500. (250)503-3801 1992 VW Jetta, exc cond. 118,000kms orig. $2500. 250542-6009. 1995 Mercedes Benz E300, deisel, 6cyl, loaded, 111kms, $10,900. 250-717-5854 2000 MAZDA 626 LX. Sedan, auto, 161 kms, new rad, new brakes, new timing belt, power everything. $5600. 250-7696003 2004 Acura TL, full load, leather, roof, dealer serviced. $15,750 OBO (250)545-6396 2005 Acura EL, silver, 4dr, sunroof, heated leather seats, climate control, 53,000kms, incl.winter tires on rims, manual, all serviced at Acura. $14,000. 250-309-4920. MERCEDES 230SLK Ex. cond., sport convertible, 140K, only $18,500. 250-469-4056

UPPER MISSION - 1 bdrm basement ste $850 incl util. Bright with own entrance, prkg, own w/d. N/S, small pets with a pet deposit. Avail now or May 1st. Call 250-764-6064

MODERN furn’d bachelor suite, small but cozy, suitable for student only, NS, Nparties, NP. Utils incl. $625. For more info call 250-860-2031 Avail. Now.

Recreational/Sale 1997 20.5’ Slumber Queen 5th wheel, queen bed, rear dinette, very clean, 250-542-9968 1998 Topaz 5th wheel, 29.5’, large slide, excl cond., micro, furnace, queen size bed. $11,900. 778-478-1890 1999 27ft Nash Travel Trailer, Bunk Model, Excellent Condition, Used for only 2 weeks every summer, Sleeps eight, Queen size bed in front, sleeper sofa, Bathroom with Tub & shower, Air Conditioned, 3 Burner gas stove with oven, Microwave, Dual power Fridge, Heated Tanks, Insulated floors Forced Air heat, 16ft retractable Awning, Outdoor shower, Asking 10,900. Call 250-545-5577 or email for pictures 2004 Commander 35’, work horse chassis, 24,000mls., 2 full slides, most opts., many extras, ex. cond. in/out, no p/s, asking $82,000. 250-707-3335 2005 GULFSTREAM Cresendo 36ft, CAT Diesel Pusher, Freightliner chassis, 31,600 miles, Diesel Gen, washer and dryer, air ducted, 2 slides. All the extras. No smoking. No GST or HST. $95000 OBO Pt Cruiser Tow car available. (250)546-4976 Armstrong. 2006 25’ KZ Trailer w/rear slide out (30’ total)+ side slide out, 2 solar panels & 4 6 volt golf cart batteries, hitch & equalizer bars incl, extended warrenty to 2013. $17,500. 250-768-8123 2007 Forest River Sandpiper, 34’, 2 lg. slides, $35,800. new, +additional extras, asking $24,900.obo. 250-769-3538 or 250-300-6565 WANT to sell your RV? Bring it to the Boat & Leisure Show at the Yacht Club May 1 & 2. 250-870-1230

Cars - Sports & Imports

RUTLAND - BRIGHT Grd flr 1 brd avail May 1. shr ldry NS $750 incl util 250-765-4985

BRT., Cozy, 1BD, Furn. Ste. Nr. Lake, College, Shops. NS Adlt, NP. $750Inc 762-0317ms

Cars - Domestic

OUR CARS LAST! 1995 Buick Le Sabre Limited, 4dr, V6, auto, all options, 117K, excl cond., $3395 obo. 250-765-3128, 250-212-7726 1997 Audi A4 Quatro, 132K, 5spd, full load. $7900. DL#30312. 250-862-2555 1997 Benz C280, 162K, all equip, 1-owner, $7990. DL#30312 250-862-2555 1997 TOYOTA Camry XLE, V6, auto, sunroof, 2 sets of tires, 1 owner, mags, leather, fully loaded. $6500. 250-3178986. 1998 Mercury Mystique, loaded, console, 4cyl. 8 gd tires, Extra clean. $3000 obo. Call 250-767-6216. 1999 FORD Taurus SE, 4dr sedan, auto, 181k, new tires, exc cond., reliable. $2250. Phone: 250-878-7782 2001 Chrysler Sebring, 4dr,Sedan, mint cond, red, 78K. $6,800. 250-542-4511. 2001 Olds Alero, new brakes & tires, well maintained, $3100 OBO 250-307-4379 2001 Saturn, 4 dr, 4 cyl, 5spd, cd player, 150k, mint cond. $1975. 250-768-4002. 2002 Intrepid SE, silver/gray, 4dr, loaded, A/C, 150,000K, new tires. clean car. $4700. (250)938-5590

1985 16’ Bonair travel trailer, very good cond. $5000 obo. 250-546-2614. 1985 Class C 25’ Empress MH, exc.cond. lots of extras, sleeps 6, Asking $12,700 obo. View online @ Kijiji & Castanet 250-545-2015, 250-307-4899. 1988 Vangaurd 28’ MH. 350 Ford chassis. Only 46,000 kms. New fridge, starter & tires, canopy, dual air, power plant. Very clean, sleeps 6. 14mpg on hwy. 250-860-4102. $14,000 obo 1989 24’ Travel Trailer, rear bed, bath/shower tub, a/c, awning, sleeps 8, new batteries, propane tanks, tires, no leaks, stored indoors, very clean, $5900 obo (250)558-0618 1991 TRAVELAIRE 5th WHEEL Great Condition Gently Used - Very Clean 19.5 ft -easy tow unit with full fridge & 3 pc bath. Sleeps 4. $7,900 obo. 250-765-8636 1994 Dodge 20’ mo/home, WestVan classic, v/g cond. low kms, fully equip. + extras, $13,650 obo. (250)542-6478 1994 Sandpiper 5th wheel, 24’, micro, air, lrg fridge, new brakes, bearings, springs & awning. Excellent cond., $4995. Call 250-861-3194 1995 Flair Class A 25’ GM 454 under 100,000k’s, rebuilt tranny, new Michelin tires, 4000 gen., trojan batteries, 2000 Prace inverter, 2 Simmons solar panels, Blue Ox towing hitch. Too many options to mention. $24,900 obo. Call 250-769-2158

Scrap Car Removal SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equipment. $2 and up/each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288

Sport Utility Vehicle 1998 Nissan Pathfinder Chilkoot Edition, black, 4WD, auto, a/c, cd player, exc. cond. $6000. 250-542-1574 1999 Ford Explorer, 2dr Sport, V6 4x4, new water pump, fuel pump, tranny flush, exc.cond, $6499 obo. 250-260-2615.

Trucks & Vans 1985 Mercedes diesel camperized Van, 5spd, high roof, exc.cond $14,500. Peter 250542-0284. 1990 Nissan Kingcab, auto, canopy, sturdy boat rack, sunroof, 249K, $1275 Firm (250)545-0414 1995 Dodge Ram 1500, V8, box liner, ex. stereo, 225ks, $6000. 250-870-0880 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan, 7 passenger, white, good tires, class 2 hitch, roof rack, good cond.$2,000. 250-833-2444. 1997 International 4900-DT 466E flat deck Eaton 6 spd Tranny, air brakes 33000 km on new engine CV Inspection, steel deck good rubber Fassi F145 Knuckle Boom with forks & straps. $24900 Ray 250 308-0157 2000 GMC 3500 4x4, crew cab, L/B, good cond, no rust, $5,900 firm. 250-503-0320. 2001 Chev Silverado 2500HD, Durmax diesel, Allison trans. 4WD, std-cab, longbox, c/w matching Hirise canopy, new 10 ply tires, brakes, mechanic owned & maintained, beautiful condition! $14,500. 250-5503221. 2001 FORD F150 4X4 Super Crew. New 5.4L motor, fully loaded, fiberglass tonneau cover incl., exc. cond. $9,900 250-558-4180 or 250878-2588. 2003 Pontiac Montana, white & gold, 7pass., am/fm/cd, air/tilt/cruise, pwr. windows/locks & drivers seat & sliding door, rear heat/ac, V6, 97,000kms. 4 winter tires incl. $7000.obo. 250-762-2075 2004 Safari Cargo Van, Excellent condition, Dexion Shelving in back, Removable Headache rack, pwr. locks, AC, remote start, am/fm/cd player, original owner, 98,000kms., $9500.obo, Local 250-878-9985 2006 Ford F150, auto, ps, pb, air, command start, 42,000ks. $16,700. 250-860-6659

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Trucks & Vans

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Boat Accessories 3.9HP Outboard motor, overhauled, Ideal for fishing, $100. 250-764-4399

Boat Rentals LAKESIDE BOAT RENTALS Why buy when you can rent? Rent 19’ Bowriders, serving the Okanagan Valley. Book Your Boat Now! 250-307-7368

Boats 15’ Hand-crafted Cedar strip canoe, mint condition, with paddles, electric motor, battery/recharger, motor mount, etc. $2000.obo. 250-862-4944 1993 230 Sea Ray Sundancer, express cruiser, tandem trailer, 480hrs on 5L merc cruiser, sleeps 4, extremely well-maintained and clean, all records, $22,500obo, (250)276-6213 MARINE Tech Home Shop Service. 30yrs. Call Chuck 250-765-6104. SAN JUAN, 21 ft sail boat (fits in 20 foot slip), fold up keel, c/w trailer, 7.5 HP O/B, 3 new sails and mast, new paint inside and out, very nice condition, complete and ready to sail (250)575-8513 Chris WANT to sell your boat? Bring it to the Boat & Leisure Show at the Yacht Club May 1 & 2. 250-870-1230

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1ST Class Mystique Escorts. Gorgeous Ladies & Men of all ages to suit every need. 24/7 out calls. Quick arrival time reasonable rates. 860-6778 (Kelowna), (250) 558-5500 (Vernon). NOW HIRING. *36DD Busty Playmate* Beautiful & fun, lingerie & toys, FBM/AI/GFE. 250-450-6550 ALL Pro Escorts. Female & Male Escorts & Strippers. 24hr fast & friendly service. Cash/Visa/MC. Always hiring. Penticton:250-487-2334 Kelowna:250-860-7738 Vernon:250-542-8448 Salmon Arm:250-832-6922 or BEAUTIFUL Sexy Sensual unforgettable out calls with Lydia, 250-448-2894 CINDY 46DDD. Loves to play. GFE. 250-718-0943 Elite New Girls! Exclusively Featured at Beach Bunnies 250-448-8854 We only hire the very best ... EURASIAN Princess, 25, open minded beauty, 38DD, 28, 38, 5’7”. Shylynn. Healing hands. 859-9584 MALE 4 Male Erotic Massage, $95. Winfield, 9-9 Daily 250766-2048 MMM JEWEL! Calendar girl easygoing, sensual, pretty, & sweet. Call me 250-491-0965 NEW To Kelowna, Dannys Den, 250-808-0210 PAMELA Blonde Bombshell. Excellent service & rates, Call 250-215-4513 RAVEN Beautiful, Busty, longhaired attractive Brunette, fun to be around, In calls welcome. 250-300-5365 or SANDY’S Entertainment. Tall, tanned, blonde, busty, blueeyed,in/out.Lic’d.250-878-1514 SERENA, Sexy, Exotic Eastern Beauty. I Will please you in ways you could only imagine. Independent. 863-5783 SEXY, 40 DD, 28/32 brown eyed brunette. Sexy & Sweet, Discreet. Enjoys couples & dom, GFE. Kelly 765-1098.

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Glenmore-Ellison Improvement District

INFORMATION for District Water Users 445 Glenmore Rd., Kelowna, BC V1V 1Z6 Phone (250)763-6506 Fax (250)763-5688

NOTICE to the residents of the Ellison, Glenmore & Quail Ridge areas The District will commence its spring water main flushing March 22nd - April 21st, 2010 as follows:

• Glenmore Rd West Side . - March 22-26 • Glenmore Rd East Side - March 29 - April 2 • Ellison & Glenmore Bench (east side of Valley Rd to Hwy 97) - April 6-9 • Wilden - April 12-14 • Quail Ridge & Dry Valley Rd - April 14-16 • UBCO Zone - UBCO Campus and Kelowna Int’l Airport areas - April 19-21 Flushing occurs between the hours of 8:00 am and 3:30 pm. Avoid doing laundry during these times. During this period you may experience variations in the water pressure and some discoloration in the water. If you experience discoloration, run the cold-water tap until the water runs clear. To avoid any inconvenience, check your water for clarity prior to using. You can visit the GEID website: to view any changes to the scheduled dates and when GEID crews will be in your particular area. Residents wishing direct notification about spring flushing in their specific area can email Please include your street address in your email request.

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CUISINE from Jude’s kitchen green is good The green time of year is rapidly approaching, with the first sprouts of spring now pushing up in fields around the Okanagan. However, in the meantime, there are a few winter-keeper vegetables still available that are also nice and green and that are available all year round. Asparagus is a good source of Vitamin A, B6, magnesium, zinc and folate, as well as being a good source of dietary fibre, and spinach is an even better source of Vitamin A, folate and iron, along with calcium, potassium, and trace minerals. Cabbage and carrots are also full of vitamins, with the latter a virtual powerhouse of Vitamin A. In fact, let’s face it, vegetables are an essential part of our daily diet, and should form an increased portion of the diet of most people—for reasons we don’t even fully understand. Since they are much more seasonally available than meats, I will often be inspired in creating a meal by the vegetables that are available freshest; then the meat selection is made with those vegetables in mind. As soon as fresh asparagus is available, lamb will make an appearance at our table, and so will salmon. And, it’s scrumptious in all sorts of stir-fries. For a little different perspective, long-time friends Donna and Mike were kind enough to share a couple of their favourite recipes for this column. I hope you’ll enjoy all of our contributions. Some of my favourites from the past dozen years of food columns are being published in a book this year by the Okanagan Institute. To reserve a copy, go to the website at:

Mike's Panned Spinach with Tomatoes & Feta If you like spinach like we like spinach, you’ll love this. We really enjoy fresh spinach cooked very quickly and simply and it goes with all kinds of main dishes, not to mention the punch of nutrition you get with it. Mike is a great cook and seems to have more time, or is inclined to spend a bit of time in the kitchen than Donna, but this is pretty quick to make too. 5 cloves garlic 2 shallots 1 bunch fresh spinach 1 c. (250 ml) cherry tomatoes 1/4 c. (60 ml) crumbled feta cheese 2-3 tbsp. (30-45 ml) bacon bits 2 tbsp. (30 ml) butter 2 tbsp. (30 ml) olive oil Heat butter and olive oil in a large pan or a wok. Thinly slice, not mince, garlic cloves and shallots. Saute garlic and shallots for a minute or two over medium heat in a mixture of oil and butter. Add cleaned spinach, reduce the heat and cover and steam for three minutes. Add cherry tomatoes and continue cooking for another two minutes. Remove from heat to a serving plate. Garnish with crumbled feta cheese and bacon bits Serves 2.


Quick Lemon Sauce for Asparagus Delicious lemony drizzle for asparagus, salmon or whatever. It’s easy to double the recipe for more than just two. Try the Ganton & Larson Prospect Winery Council's Punch Bowl Sauvignon Blanc with this. Lemon is difficult to pair with wine, but there's a touch of matching citrus in this, and it's crisp and refreshing. 1 shallot 2 tsp. (10 ml) butter 1 tsp. (5 ml) fresh lemon thyme 3 tbsp. (45 ml) mayonnaise

1/3 c. (75 ml) lemon juice 1 tbsp. (15 ml) fresh parsley 1/2 tsp. (2 ml) freshly-ground pepper 1/4 tsp. (1 ml) sea salt Mince shallot and soften in melted butter in a small pot. Mince fresh thyme, lemon thyme is best, and add to pot with mayonnaise and lemon juice. Combine well and add salt and pepper. Mince fresh parsley and add and remove from the heat, ready to drizzle over asparagus or whatever. Serves 2.

Donna's Quick Asian Slaw Although my friend Donna’s retired now, she’s so involved in volunteering and other activities that she still doesn’t have time to spend a lot of it in the kitchen, so she’s good at coming up with great, quick meals, like this. A little fresh, minced cilantro would probably be good in this too. 4 c. (1 l) shredded cabbage 3 grated carrots 1/2 c. (125 ml) dried cranberries 1/4 c. (60 ml) slivered almonds


1/3 c. mayonnaise 1/3 c. Asian sesame-type dressing

You may use the bagged coleslaw mix instead of shredding your own vegetables, and you may wish to add sweet onions or green onions. Combine salad ingredients in a large bowl, then mix dressing ingredients and pour over the vegetables. Toss well and serve. Serves 4-6.

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Local boat launch upgrade in works


The declining level of Okanagan Lake is one of the main reasons the Gellatly Bay boat launch will need to be upgraded this year, according to District of West Kelowna engineering director Gary O’Rourke. “Staff plans to come forward to council on April 27 explaining what the issues are with the boat launch, what is the staging and what are the costs,” said O’Rourke. Based on the work that operations manager Gordon Brown and his crew have done to date, four issues must be resolved, according to O’Rourke’s preliminary report to council this week. “The reason that it’s shallow and that there’s a problem with the ramp, isn’t just deterioration of that area or siltation, the lake is dropping,” he explained. “What we’re looking at is extending the whole ramp and probably some sort of dredging to deepen out that basin so that boats can enter and exit effectively.” The retaining wall alongside the boat ramp has deteriorated and must be repaired or replaced, he added. Mooring floats in the area are sinking and will likely need to be replaced. But staging the



Controversial condos dropped from plan Jason Luciw STAFF REPORTER

Residents in Tallus Ridge can breathe a bit easier knowing a proposed condo development has been scrapped next door to them—at least for the time being. Last August, some residents living in Tallus Ridge in Shannon Lake erected store-bought For Sale signs as symbols of protest against a proposal to build a 60-unit multifamily development in the subdivision. Protestors claimed the Tallus Ridge developer told them the site was earmarked for 20 singlefamily homes. As the protest drew media attention, Tallus Ridge developer Kelsey Ramsden began surveying homeowners, sending her staff door-to-door to hear residents’ concerns first hand.

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The properties in question are located at the upper end of Paramount Drive, north of Mountains Hollow Drive and west of Shannon Lake Road. Upon seeing a draft development proposal for the first time on Tuesday, council expressed concerns about hillside conservation and traffic. Coun. Carol Zanon noted the new official community plan proposed hillside housing be developed in clusters so more open space could be preserved. Zanon hoped Tallus Ridge would reach beyond that goal. “Clustering houses together doesn’t mean that you can built more and more houses on a smaller piece of land. I hope we’re really trying to make this the desirable community that people really want to live in.” Couns. Duane Ophus

and Gord Milsom and Mayor Doug Findlater expressed concerns about traffic, asking about intersection improvements on Shannon Lake Road and alternate accesses out of Tallus Ridge. Engineering director Gary O’Rourke said staff would investigate traffic signals or a roundabout at Tallus Ridge Drive and Shannon Lake Road. A second way onto Shannon Lake Drive and a connection west on to Asquith Road were also being investigated as alternative accesses, he stated. Council was also concerned Tallus Ridge could become a repeat of what’s occurred east of Shannon Lake, where higher elevation, multifamily developments pile more traffic onto lower elevation, single-family streets closer to Shannon Lake Road. Following the meet-

ing, Ramsden said Tallus Ridge would not follow the same format. “They’re 60 units per hectare, which would be twice as many front doors on the same (size) parcel of land.” Ramsden noted that her company still owns more than 100 hectares in the Tallus Ridge area. “To short sell the balance of the hundreds of acres we own wouldn’t be such a good business idea.” Council has asked planning staff to prepare the necessary rezoning bylaws for the four properties so that it can give further consideration to Ramsden’s proposal. If council passes first and second readings of the rezoning bylaws it would pave the way for a public hearing, giving neighbours their say on the latest proposal.

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In a follow up conversation with the Capital News this week, Ramsden explained she has since removed plans for multifamily development on the contentious site. “A good part of the public process is when we go through these things and we have consultations and people ask a lot of questions and then we’re forced to look at our plans in even more detail,” said Ramsden. “In looking at that site specifically there were a couple of things that came up. One was with respect to environmentally sensitive areas and crossing over those. One was with regard to density that we could actually get on the site.” Instead, Tallus Ridge is now looking at rezoning four different properties from agricultural and compact, single-family residential housing to lowdensity, multifamily hous-


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improvements will be a bit of a challenge. “We’ll do what we can before this season to make it workable. Likely then there will be a bigger plan or more work done in the fall after the boating season is complete.” Another problem associated with the boat ramp is parking for trucks and boat trailers. However, solutions are in the works for that too––one privately-funded and another publiclyfunded. Gellatly Bay area landowner R. J. Bennett has applied to the District of West Kelowna for a temporary industrial use permit to create an openair dry dock boat storage facility on property he owns south of Gellatly Bay Aquatic Park, with valet service to and from the boat launch. Environmental planner Brent Magnan said the storage facility would house 110 boats initially. Bennett also plans to eventually rezone the one-hectare property and double the size of the boat storage facility, said Magnan. As for the publiclyfunded solution to parking in the Gellatly Bay area, council is adding parking stalls to the west side of Gellatly Road, between Powers Creek Bridge and the Cove Resort. The work is part of an $884,000 road and trail improvement project set to start later this spring. That project also includes the addition of a walking and rollerblading trail and a cycling path, plus benches, landscaping and streetlights to the east side of the road.


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From farm house to museum Jason Luciw STAFF REPORTER

Many improvements, some honouring the past and others celebrating the future, are blooming at Gellatly Nut Farm Regional Park this spring. Plans are afoot to transform the Gellatly heritage house on Whitworth Road into a museum to help preserve the site’s history. And this spring, volunteers will make the park a more family-friendly environment, with the addition of a children’s playground. “Overall the Gellatly Nut Farm Society plans on a $70,000 program to improve the park in 2010,” said society spokesman Carl Zanon. As part of the efforts to transform the house into a museum, the roof will be restored using cedar shakes, 1920s replica linoleum will be laid down in the living areas on the main floor and the kitchen will be restored. In addition, volunteer

Ferne Jean, whose uncle Jack Gellatly built the house in the 1920s, and fellow volunteer Maureen Pascuzzo have gone around the Okanagan over the past four months purchasing antiques to refurnish the house. Their finds include a piano, which The Good Guys in Westbank donated, a curved glass curio cabinet, an Edison phonograph, a dining room suite, a mantle clock, a barrister cabinet, gas lamps, an ice box and a chrome-plated wood burning stove. As for the new children’s playground, pieces of equipment started arriving this week and will be installed in April and May in time for a planned ribbon cutting celebration in mid-June, said Zanon. The playground will cost approximately $40,000 including installation and will be installed near the beach between the cabin and the cottonwood grove. All the renovations, purchases of antiques and the playground were made

possible from the sale of the nuts and seedlings at the park and through donations from society members and the general public, Zanon mentioned. “Last year we sold 7,000 pounds of nuts and a few hundred seedlings grown from trees right here on the farm. We raised $30,000 in 2009.” Nuts are sold from a kiosk at the back of the Gellatly house and volunteers collect seeds in the fall and then ship them to Okanagan Landing Nursery in Vernon where the seedlings are grown and shipped back. Jean said the seedlings are gaining quite a reputation, noting that farmers have heard word in the Kootenays, Vancouver Island, Merritt and Kaleden, making trips up to the nut farm to purchase starter trees. “These are people, some quite young, with large acreages who are interested in starting their own operations. There does seem to be a renewed interest in it,” she said, re-


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help of a local nursery, said Jean. Society volunteers have also started experimenting with layering and air layering as a means of cloning, in order to replace aging parent trees,

which must soon be cut down due to age. Layering involves pinning a branch of the parent tree to the ground so a leaf stem can take root and start a sapling. Air layering involves

taking a branch, removing a small section of bark and then cupping a hinged pot with a water reservoir around the branch with starter soil and growth hormone to get the roots growing.

User-pay plan for launch improvements may rock the boat


axpayers should not be left to buoy up West Kelowna’s aging boat launches. Boat owners should pay the full price of upgrading the facilities. West Kelowna engineering staff said this week that low Okanagan Lake levels coupled with wear and tear make upgrades necessary at the Gellatly Boat Launch. Engineering director Gary O’Rourke doesn’t have a price tag for the project at this point. But that shouldn’t stop council from floating ideas about how to make users pay for the improvements. And since access to the lake is neither a fundamental need nor a mandatory service in West Kelowna, the cost of this infrastructure pro-

gram should fall solely on the wealthy few who would actually use the launch, freeing taxpayers from the impending burden of subsidizing the proJason ject. Council’s own Luciw past debate on automated yard waste forms the basis for this argument. Flash back one year to when all those trash, recycling and yard waste carts were hitting curbs around West Kelowna for the new automated collection system. Homeowners with 30-year-old houses on quarter-acre lots were finding the bins too small for all their leaves, pine needles and clippings. Some residents asked the municipality to supplement the new curbside cart system with an unlimited pickup of yard waste bags in the spring


and fall. But each pick up would have added approximately $7 more to the tax bills of every homeowner in the municipality and council nixed the subsidy idea. Instead, using the rationale that homeowners should pay more for what they use and the general taxpayer should subsidize service levels less, a decision was made that those residents in need of more carts should buy an extra bin for $55 each and an added $30 in annual collection fees. Incidentally, the same user-pay mentality is now flooding West Kelowna with the introduction of watermeters in the Westbank Irrigation District system and other drinking water providers are following suit on the Westside. Using the same rationale then, if users should pay more and taxpayers should subsidize less for essential services such as garbage and water, then

certainly something as frivolous as a boat launch should be fully funded through user fees. The fee should be high enough to cover costs of administering the fee, general maintenance of the boat launch, future upgrades of the boat launch and charges for other costs, such as improving parking on Gellatly Road, upgrading Gellatly Road due to heavier use from trucks and boat trailers and an environmental levy to account for impacts on the water quality and carbon emissions. Figuring out that kind of a bill is best left to the math wizards in West Kelowna’s finance department. But $50 per launch would be a nice round figure to start with for the big boats and grandpa’s small fishing boat should get away with a fee of $10 or $20. Set up a kiosk with a gate at the boat launch. At $10 per hour, hire a summer student to collect the user fee

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and raise the gate and the municipality can start raking in the revenue to pay for upgrades in a year or two. Now to a recreational lake user that kind of scheme may seem ludicrous but it’s likely the set-up wouldn’t even begin to address the true costs of upgrades, peripheral needs like parking and environmental impacts. There are those on the flip side who would argue charging for boat launching would scare away the tourists. But there are also those who would argue the boats and all the parking spots they fill up, keep more tourists away from areas like Gellatly Bay in the first place. So council, go ahead and rock the boat on this one, or you risk missing the boat altogether. Jason Luciw is the Westside reporter for the Capital News.


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Flush of support for Glenrosa sewer extensions Tiny olive branch Jason Luciw STAFF REPORTER

Gates Road will officially become the next neighbourhood to get sewers under the District of West Kelowna’s expedited program to extend

services in Glenrosa and Lakeview Heights. On the heels of residents’ approval of sewer extensions in the Hudson Road area of Lakeview Heights last month, Gates Road residents in Glenrosa have approved exten-

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sions in their neighbourhood this month. As of last week, 93 of the 172 residents in the area, just beating the necessary 50 per cent approval required for the sewer work to proceed, had signed petitions agreeing to the project. In addition to Gates Road, streets to be serviced are Salmon Road, including the Helen Gorman Elementary School property, Stonegate Court, Coral Road, Regent Road, Chelsea Court, Gates Court, McPherson Road, McMurchie Road, Tarragon Court and McMoreland Road. The Gates Road fire hall is also within the service area. Property owners are required to pay $8,400 each for the sewer ser-

vice, which they can finance through the municipality at $620 per year for 20 years. Hookup charges to individual homes are separate. The Gates Road project must be completed prior to March 31 under the terms of a $5.1 million federal/provincial economic stimulus grant awarded to complete the work on Gates Road, Hudson Road and McGinnis Road. The remainder of the funding comes from the property owners’ contributions and municipal reserves. Without the federal provincial grant the cost to homeowners would have doubled. Hudson Road work is slated to start this month,




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It’s not the semi-annual, unlimited yard waste pickup that some residents wanted each fall and spring. But it should help a little. West Kelowna council agreed this week to provide a free green-lid cart upgrade from 240 litres to 360 litres for those needing more room to stuff their leaves, pine needles and clippings. But residents will still be required to pay an extra $10 per year for collection service if they sign up for the bigger yard cart. The extra collection rate is higher than the fee Kelowna residents must pay. Residents in that municipality who get a larger yard waste cart will have to pay $6 more in collection fees. West Kelowna is considered a rural area and as a result must pay more for that reason, based on a rate structure that automated waste collector OK Environmental Services has created. Yard waste carts are collected every second week between March 1 and Nov. 30.


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after council adopted the necessary sewer service bylaw this week. Gates Road construction will likely start next month after council has passed the necessary servicing bylaw for that project. If McGinnis Road, which is being petitioned now, approves its sewer extensions that project would also need to get underway immediately this spring in order for the work to be completed before ground frost sets in, in late fall. Other sewer projects are being completed this year on Pineridge Place in Westbank and Ranch Road/Country Pines Estates in Glenrosa.

o there I was, on my way back to the Westside from the Kelowna courthouse. It wasn’t shaping up to be my best day and as I approached the bridge, I remember thinking to myself how a speeding ticket would be the icing on the cake. I have difficulty with the 60 kilometers-perhour speed limit on the bridge. It’s something about being on a two- or three-lane highway, with a concrete divider and no intersections. It’s not about being in a hurry. It just doesn’t compute for me. The fact that the rest


Paul Hergott of the traffic blows by me when I follow the speed limit doesn’t help. I find that I really need to pay close attention to my speed on that stretch of Highway 97 because 60 kilometres per hour feels so slow. I got my icing. I was flagged down at the bottom of Bridge Hill at the west end of

the bridge and ticketed for driving faster than 80 kilometres per hour. How ironic, I thought to myself as I dug out my registration and the polite RCMP officer wrote out my ticket. The irony was that I periodically use this column as a soap box from which to preach about following the rules of the road and not being distracted when driving. I work with the aftermath of car crashes on a full-time basis and want to do my part to try to stop the carnage. Clearly, I wasn’t practising what I preach. The speed limit on the

bridge seems ridiculous to me and I don’t think I’m alone. In my view, though, it was much more ridiculous to be so lost in my thoughts that I failed to keep track of my speed. I was driving on autopilot. I wasn’t intending to speed. I was day-dreaming. Speeding does contribute to a lot of crashes. In my experience, though, it is a failure to pay attention that’s the more serious problem. People driving on autopilot have caused the majority of crashes that I’ve dealt with. For example, you’d be surprised by how often

crashes occur when traffic stops and a day-dreaming motorist smashes into the vehicle at the back of a line of traffic. We all need to take more responsibility for our driving—me included. I got an expensive wake-up call. Thankfully, nobody was hurt. This column is intended to provide general information about injury claims. It is not a substitute for retaining a lawyer to provide legal advice specifically pertaining to your case. Paul Hergott is a lawyer at Hergott Law in West Kelowna.


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Westbank strip mall redevelopment reappears Pit bulls Jason Luciw STAFF REPORTER

A development that was first floated around in Westbank almost three years ago is back on the drawing board. However, some members of West Kelowna council aren’t too comfortable with a proposal to put eight-storey buildings on the site of the former Westwynd Mall, where Cattle Country restaurant once was. Mayor Doug Findlater noted that the new Westwynd Village would be located on a prominent hillside, with one and two-storey residences and

Doug Findlater businesses nearby. “With that hill, you create a much more imposing building that’s towering over other people, other buildings and the road,” said Findlater. “So, I’m not so sure (about height) but I be-

lieve we can deal with that as we go along rather than stand in the way of that development.” Current zoning would allow a maximum of four storeys, meaning the developer would have to give council good reason to approve anything higher. Height concerns aside, Findlater said he was in favour of the developer’s proposed mixed-use project, with commercial on the first floor and residential units above. “I’m also really glad to see something happening with this site. In its present state it’s kind of deserted and doesn’t lend

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itself to the kind of image we do want to see for the area there.” Coun. Carol Zanon said the Westwynd Village project would set the stage for other redevelopment in Westbank and therefore the bar for building standards should be set high. “It looks like this might be the very first (new) building and it has to be iconic since it’s going to be at least four storeys and maybe more,” said Zanon. Coun. Gord Milsom said the development would provide a much needed real estate boost to Westbank. However, Milsom

said he was concerned with some of the proposed zero setbacks on Paynter Road to the west, Elliot Road to the east and the corner of Delray and Elliot Roads to the north. A three-metre setback from Highway 97 is also proposed. By contrast, current zoning would require 4.5 metre setbacks on all sides. After seeing an initial presentation on the proposed development this week, council asked staff to draft a comprehensive development, rezoning bylaw for further consideration. Three properties

would be included in the development. The 0.13-hectare site at the corner of Paynter Road and Highway 97 is currently zoned for single-family housing. The 0.14-hectare lot at Delray and Elliot is zoned for low density multifamily and the 0.72-hectare lot along Highway 97 is zoned for commercial/gas service station. Should council pass first and second reading it would pave the way for a public hearing, giving neighbours their chance to have a say in the development proposal.


B.C. warms up to HGE Students at Helen Gorman Elementary will benefit from cleaner air and more efficient heating, thanks to a $650,000 investment from the provincial government and the Central Okanagan School District. Westside Kelowna MLA Ben Stewart made the announcement this week. “Ensuring schools use the latest heating and cooling technology means more money for educational services,” said Stewart. “This project is an investment in our facilities, as well as an investment in the education of future students.” Helen Gorman Elementary’s existing primary-boiler system will be replaced with a ground source heat pump system.

The existing heating system will be retained for backup during extreme cold weather. The project will replace failing equipment and improve the control system. The estimated carbon footprint reduction will be 83 per cent or 84 tonnes per year due to increased efficiency, said Stewart. The local school district will contribute a minimum of 50 per cent of the funding for the project. Board of Education chairman Rolli Cacchioni said the upgrades would produce much appreciated cost savings over time. “More importantly, they will help ensure a healthy and comfortable learning environment for our students,” Cacchioni said. “The district is ex-

tremely pleased about the upgrades and we are happy to be contributing to a green future for British Columbia.” The Helen Gorman project is part of a greater joint effort between the provincial government and school districts in the Interior and northern B.C. to improve energy efficiency and air quality at educational facilities. The investment is part of a measure that is expected to create up to 128 direct jobs as part of the province’s $14-billion public infrastructure program. Through the 2010 budget, the B.C. government is also providing $110 million in annual facilities grants to school districts, replacing the maintenance grants after cutting them last year.

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A dog attack in West Kelowna Estates last week sent a 54-year-old West Kelowna woman to Kelowna General Hospital for treatment of serious bites to her hands and leg. According to West Kelowna RCMP two “pit bull type dogs” went after the woman’s husky/shepherd cross as she walked the dog in the 900-block of Lloyd Jones Drive around 3:20 p.m. on April 14. RCMP Const. Steve Holmes said the owner of the pit bulls let her dogs out of the house just as the woman was walking by with her dog. As the pit bulls charged at her dog, the woman tried to intervene. The pit bulls then attacked the woman. The pit bulls’ owner ran to pull her dogs away and she also suffered injuries to her hands while intervening in the attack. The husky/shepherd cross was taken to a veterinarian for treatment of contusions and injury to one of its ears. Central Okanagan Regional District dog control officers seized the pit bulls and they may have to be put down, said Holmes. When police arrived at the house where the pitt bulls lived, a marijuana smell was noticed and a small quantity of the drug was subsequently seized. Police say they are determining if drug related charges should be laid.






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Tickled pink by national shirt campaign T his week much of Canada celebrated what has become known as Pink Shirt day. In B.C., it has become equated with anti-bullying, but elsewhere in the country Day of Pink is far more specific– it’s designed to raise awareness not only about bullying, but discrimination in general and most specifically homophobia. I bring this up because it illustrates quite perfectly the seductive power of symbols, and how quickly people and organizations morph symbols to suit their own agenda, leaving the original message behind. The origin of the pink shirt dates back to an incident in 2007 in Nova Scotia where a new Grade 9 student showed up to his first day of class sporting a pink shirt. The colour was enough to set off a group of bullies. But what was more interesting was how two Grade 12 students in


Karin Wilson the same school chose to react. They made a slew of phone calls, urging other male students in the school to wear pink and the next day the school was filled with a sea of pink. Courageous stuff for sure. What’s interesting now is how the campaign has been diluted by other organizations that feel more comfortable talking about cyber-bullying, or calling a kid fat, than addressing the issue of homophobia head on. What did they think was happening to this kid? Schools are rife with taunts of “that’s so gay” and other attempts to lay

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people flat based on their idea of what constitutes “correct” gender identity. This is a perfect opportunity to talk about that. It also illustrates how quickly we, as individuals, can be influenced by the power of a symbol and without too much effort this becomes part of our belief system—implanted in our consciousness by someone else. This same week my daughter came home to tell me about a debate going on at her school regarding the use of the peace symbol. The school wants to bring some new life into the school and a discussion took place about what might be appropriate. When someone mentioned the peace symbol, the teacher nixed it, saying students may not be aware of all of its implications. That stumped me, and my daughter.

Frankly, I thought it meant peace. You know: be kind to your neighbours, don’t commit war atrocities, and help your friends. Be peaceful. We speculated about the possible objections— the Sixties? What’s wrong with that? The real origin: a symbol for the nuclear disarmament protest. Again: what’s wrong with that? Then a friend suggested another possibility: some dark idea that the peace symbol is a broken Christian cross. I had never heard of that one but it lurks out there in cyberspace alongside various other conspiracy theories. If we want to live our lives on purpose, it’s important that we take the time to think about what we allow into our minds. It’s important that when we embrace someone else’s message, we examine whether it is true for us as individuals and what the implications are.

Advertising understands the power of tapping into our collective unconscious. So too does propaganda. If we want to live our lives consciously, and on purpose, it’s vital that we maintain a healthy dose of scepticism, as author Don Miguel Ruiz suggests. At the end of the day, it is our individual responsibility to determine what symbols mean for us in our own lives. The power rests within our own beliefs. It’s our opportunity to check in with ourselves and reexamine whether what’s going around is what we want. For me, a peace sign means peace. And wearing a pink shirts, means standing up against homophobia. And I’m good with that. Karin Wilson is a journalist and staff minister at the Centre for Spiritual Living in Kelowna.


with Mount Boucherie Secondary’s recreation leadership class, were proactive in pink April 14 in support of Pink Shirt Day, a national anti-bullying initiative recognized in schools across the nation, including many in the Central Okanagan. JASON LUCIW/CAPITAL NEWS

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Soccer proving to be popular at Mount Boucherie Secondary Mike Simmons STAFF REPORTER

The game of soccer is booming at Mount Boucherie Secondary, with two girls’ teams competing, playing across the Okanagan. More than 40 players make up a large pool for the school’s AAA and AA girls’ teams. CoachAdrian Zuyderdyne said the AAA team has been performing well, with six victories and two losses. The losses were league games. “They were games six and seven in four days, and we were just bagged,” said Zuyderdyne. The AAA team hosts players from Grades 10 to 12, with an even mixture of ages.

The team will enter playoffs during mid-May, wrapping up the season May 20. The team will have a shot at the provincials at that time. With the sheer numbers interested at Mount Boucherie, Zuyderdyne said there is enough action for two teams at the school. He said the AA team was created both as a developmental team for the AAA squad, but also to get more kids playing. AA coach James Elwood said his squad is currently having the best results in three seasons. He noted there is no junior league for the AA team, which faces a variety of opponents from Okanagan schools at various levels.

“Normally Immaculata is our toughest competition,” said Elwood. Despite that, the AA squad tied Immaculata 1-1 in their most recent clash. In some games, Mt. Boucherie can be up to six goals down against their toughest opponents. Tournament competition against Keremeos was a see-saw, with Mt. Boucherie AA netting a 3-0 victory and a 0-2 defeat. Elwood added Mt. Boucherie spent the entire second game at the Keremeos end of the field, but two lucky goals sealed the win for their opponents. The AA squad usually fields close to 20 players. Elwood said having two teams keeps prospect-

ive players on the soccer field. “It keeps more kids involved, instead of having just one team.” Elwood added that with only one squad, if kids did not make the team in Grade 10, they might not want to try out again. “Instead of 22 kids playing, we have 42.” He said it is good to see other schools having as many teams as Mount Boucherie. He hopes for more second squads to be fielded in the Kelowna area, adding to the competition for Mount Boucherie’s rosters. “We’re very proud of the numbers that we have.”


OLIVIA GLOCKNER of Mt. Boucherie Secondary (right) battles a Keremeos player for possession during recent tournament play at Dale Meadows in Summerland.

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Firefighter Ryan Onyschuk and CRIS participant Shelley Hrynew in running portion of the Ski2Sea race.

Talk about teamwork! Throughout Ski2Sea 2010, the Community Recreational Initiatives Society (CRIS) Adaptive Adventures’ Team Ability demonstrated how to translate the lofty principle of inclusion into dynamic, cooperative action. Like their able-bodied friends and family, people with disabilities want desperately to participate in the full range of recreation

activities. For each leg of the Ski2Sea relay, two or three CRIS team members—one participant with a disability and one or two ablebodied volunteers—worked together to finish their leg quickly and as safely as possible. To kick off the race, West Kelowna firefighter Jason Durham ran up the mountain to the start of the first leg, in order to

cheer on Powder Hound’s sit-skier Zach Torres and Rod Oranchuck, a People In Motion volunteer. Torres and Oranchuck then traversed the alpine descent in the remarkable time of 16 minutes, 50 seconds. And so it continued through the gruelling nordic ski leg, the mountain bike portion, the road bike portion, the running section and finally the paddling portion,

using an adaptive tandem kayak. The gutsy performance triggered a loud and boisterous response from the jubilant crowd at the finish line in City Park. All the members of Team Ability crossed the finish line together, in an overall time of 4 hours, 56 minutes and 22 seconds, for what was an inspirational and inclusive 70th-place finish.

Some ideas for when it comes time to give the gift of fitness


e’ve all been challenged with buying the right gift for someone. After 27 years of marriage, my husband still has no idea what size I wear. My sons thank me for buying them clothing and wait the appropriate number of minutes before asking for the receipts. My Dad has every gadget known to mankind...and every golf shirt. If you’re tired of mindlessly walking around a crowded mall in search of the perfect present, or just one that won’t put you in the dog house for the next two weeks, I have an idea. Consider giving the gift of fitness.

Just imagine – no worrying about buying an offensive size, getting caught in a re-gift situation or the dreaded return line. Fitness fits everyone. A client of mine Nina Heyes generously bought training and a membership at my club for a friend of hers as a pick-me up gift. I can already see a positive change in her friend. Not only has she lost weight but I noticed she is smiling a lot. She feels energized, she is excited about losing weight, she’s around new faces, and she loves coming to the club. Her appreciation is amazing. I can’t think of any other gift she would


have rather received or one that would have been more beneficial. If you’re thinking this sounds pricey, I can assure you it doesn’t have to be. Fitness doesn’t have to mean an expensive membership at an exclusive spa. Many community centres offer very reasonably-priced fitness classes. A thoughtful husband could buy dance lessons and participate with his wife. Punch cards are available at many fitness clubs and recreation centres for activities such as swimming, group fitness and weight-training. A wonderful graduation present could be a summer pass at a local gym or recreation centre. Sometimes the best gifts are free. Your time is the most valuable thing you can give. Offer your support to a

friend or family member in their journey towards a healthier lifestyle. Your accompaniment as a buddy or mentor could greatly dispel the intimidation and trepidation that new exercisers often experience. A sad friend could often use a little cheering up. Instead of opening up a bottle of wine, which is actually a depressant, consider meeting up for a walk or hike. Lose some stress in a group cycle class. Besides being physically healthy, exercise is wonderful for lifting spirits. If you are buying a gift for a fitness enthusiast, there are many great ideas and some that may not cost you a penny. Instead of a hanging basket for mother’s day, create babysitting coupons for new moms who could really use some time to work out.

Put together a mini fitness kit for a friend who travels. Inexpensive items such as skipping ropes, tubing and bands are lightweight and can create fantastic workouts. Go one step further and compose a workout music CD and throw in some socks, a water bottle and sweat towel. Package them up in a gift basket or better yet, a workout bag. It’s way better than bath beads or soap on a rope! So there you are—some new ideas for those hard to shop for people in your life. Show you care about their health and wellness with a gift of fitness. You’ll never have to worry about buying the wrong size again. Nina Heyes is a fitness director and certified personal trainer at BodyFit Fitness in West Kelowna.

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Buy now to save on the HST To paint or not to paint, is that the question? If you are putting your home on the market, refreshing it or just changing the style, do you paint or do you keep what you have? Soon the Harmonized Sales Tax will be here and we are now thinking about what we can do before that happens and increases costs. So let’s focus on painting for starters as there are so many factors to consider. First, if you are going to sell your home, it’s a great time to paint. It appears to be a buyers’ market but when people start thinking about the extra tax, the tables may turn. After 10 years in the home staging business, I have seen the benefits of what refreshing a home can do. If your colours are too decorative, meaning they are too personal in décor, you will find it an extreme challenge to sell. Instead, as you may or may not know, neutrals are what sell. Instead of washing the walls, you now have t


Sallie Ritchey the challenge of what colour needs to be applied. Then there is the purchase of new furnishings for a home you plan to stay in. Again, a fairly large item and one that is more timeless. You don’t want to rush a purchase such as this. You could move on it now and possibly receive your pieces by October, with the exception of summer patio furniture. You will save a tidy amount if you buy sooner rather then later. If you are wondering why it takes six months for furniture to arrive, it may be because it is from Europe. It is manufactured to order and put on a ship. As archaic as it may seem, it has been done that way for decades and continues to be done that way. Tile is brought over

the same way. It has a lot to do with weight. You can also order Canadian-made furniture, which has a shorter delivery time and the wood is kiln dried to this climate. You will not have cracks in the frame as you could with the Europeanmade items. Then there are flooring products. They are a large purchase as well, unless you are renovating just a small room, like a bathroom. Once again, when you are dealing

with tile, unless they are already stocked in Vancouver or Calgary, they will take at least four to 12 weeks to arrive. To save on theHST, the key is to buy before July 1. After that you will be charged an extra seven per cent, so don’t get caught. Sallie Ritchey is an interior and exterior design consultant and owner of A Decorative Touch in West Kelowna.

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nd you thought he was fast at the Olympics? You should have seen skeleton gold-medalist Jon Montgomery on Saturday flying through the course as auctioneer at the Canadian Cancer Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gala of Hope fundraiser! Just as he causes spectators to rise to their feet at the ice track, he had them raising their bidding cards at the dinner supporting cancer-fighting projects. The sold out Okanagan event was a great success. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s both impressive and heart-warming to see the many individuals and businesses who step up

Stockwell Day to offer high-priced items for sale, and to see the generous bidding that followed. (My target for the night was a 2003 HarleyDavidson Sportster, donated by the good people over at Kreator Custom Motorcycles. One glance






from my wife and I realized Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be riding solo if I raised my bid card, so...) â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ Talking of people working together, you really need to see how quickly the seniors affordable housing project is going up in Penticton. I was just there to do the official ground-breaking ceremony with MLA Bill Barisoff and Mayor Dan Ashton. The ground, however, was well broken before we got there. As a matter of fact, the walls of the 58-unit project are already up! The feds and province together have invested $3.2 million to make it happen. The really impressive donor is the Kiwanis Club. It donated the land (valued at more $1 million) and more than $1 million cash to qualify for the federal and provincial money. Hats off to all the Kiwanis folks for keeping the dream alive all these years!

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â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ Other infrastructure projects launched this week included the wastewater diversion project near Osoyoos Lake and the highway improvements north of there and on Hwy. 3 to Keremeos. Last week I also drove up to Revelstoke to announce three highway improvement projects in three national parks. And if you literally want to eat the food of champions, drop into The Modern restaurant and bakery in downtown Revelstoke. Among the amazing food it serves is the same fresh baked bread given to Olympians at the Athletes Village in Vancouver in February. I recommend the honey and nut and the whole grain. I bought three loaves. And the soup is awesome. But get there early for lunch. At 11:30 a.m., the place was already busy. â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ From there it was a drive through snow to

Kamloops. The pulp and paper plant there is doing a multi-million dollar retrofit through the Green Transformation program. When the new boilers and systems are in place it will mean a reduction of emissions by 70 per cent. After that announcement I met with students and faculty to talk about their hopes for the future and how their careers will get them there. There was no talk of recession or worry about finding jobs with these young people. They are confident and proactive. It made me feel good about the future. â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ Along with local Kelowna-Lake Country MP Ron Cannan and Okanagan-Shuswap MP Colin Mayes, the official opening of the new Passport Office in Kelowna, serving the Okanagan and Interior marked the end of a long journey. Stockwell Day is the Conservative MP for Okanagan-Coquihalla.


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Protect your home from wildfires. West Kelowna Fire Rescue is encouraging everyone living in the wildland/urban interface to take time now to plan how to increase the fire safety of their homes and property. The wildland/urban interface is the area where the forest meets urban communities. Living in a forested area means living with fire! The best protection against loss, damage or injury due to wildfire is prevention. Following the FireSmart Home Owners Manual can help reduce that risk. The first 10 metres of space around your home is your โ€œFirst Priorityโ€. A good fuel free space gives firefighters a chance to save your home from an advancing fire. Walk around your home and property to see what needs to be done.

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