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KELOWNA ROCKET Shane McColgan will audition for NHL scouts as he plays for Team Orr in the CHL Top Prospects Game tonight in Toronto. A29

WORKPLACE columnist Laura Mills says feeling frustrated by your current job or career, you need to challenge yourself first to define, in your own mind, what will determine happiness or success in a new line of work.

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It’s cost more than $4 million, but an army of scientists, ecologists and other specialists was mustered by Univar Canada to battle the chemical spill that resulted from the Stewart Centre fire last August. All results indicate there are no long-term effects in Mill Creek. Runoff from firefighting efforts flowed into storm sewer systems and then Mill Creek and Okanagan Lake, where nearby residents found dead fish floating in unnatural-coloured water in the creek the day following the fire. Univar Canada, one of the country’s largest chemical distributors, had a variety of chemicals stored in the centre, and hired wildlife biologists, riparian ecologists, water quality specialists and fish biologists to do a hands and knees search to learn what had been affected by toxic runoff from the firefighting efforts. Jim Bird, the safety, health and environment manager for Univar, says the company has often had practices for such situations, but never had to use that knowledge in a real situation prior to the Stewart Centre fire. “We pulled out all the stops,” he commented. At one point, he said every vacuum truck in the province was in use in Kelowna cleaning out storm drains, catchment basins and even creek water that had been contaminated by pesticides and other chemicals. The very-contaminated water was trucked immediately to the coast for treatment, while the lightly-contaminated water was stored here and later trucked away for treatment, he said. Scientists overturned rocks, counted songbirds and investigated reports of dead ducks, which incidentally, turned out to have died from other causes. They sampled fish and sediments, water and plants—both immediately and long after the plug of chemicals went through the system—and after that first week there were no significant toxins found in the system, said Bird. See Spill A9

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PROTESTER Darin Howard speaks to the crowd gathered outside the Kelowna RCMP detachment on Sunday to protest how Buddy Tavares was treated when he was arrested on Jan. 7. Just before the protest rally, the public was informed that the Abbotsford Police detectives conducting the investigation had learned charges had been recommended to Crown counsel against the police officer involved in the Tavares’ controversial arrest.

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ficers with wireless mics so that all potential incidents are captured on tape. He also called for an end to police investigating themselves. “People are sick and tired of this going on,” he said. “Police forces should not be investigating police forces.” Hewitson also called into question the practice that officers are suspended with pay while under investigation, saying taxpayers are currently paying $1.3 million for officers under suspension. “Why should we have to pay for that?” he asked. The rally brought out an estimated 375 people, many carrying placards saying things like: “Police get paid for crime,” “RCMP to serve and protect—not kick them while they’re down” and “Stop the abuse.” The crowd marched from City Park to the RCMP detachment on Doyle Avenue, which was shut down for a block to accommodate the crowd. Police were on hand for the road closure and to watch the crowd, and one officer was seen on the roof, filming the group as they jeered at her. Also at the rally was the man whose arrest prompted the event—Buddy Tavares. Tavares said he attended the rally after receiving “an incredible amount” of phone calls and Facebook and email messages. “It’s to support everyone else who is supporting me,” said Tavares, noting his isn’t the only case of someone who has tangled with the RCMP. Tavares, a Harvest Golf Club employee on disability following a motorcycle crash last summer, was arrested on KLO Road on Jan. 7 after someone reported a man with a gun on the golf course grounds. Police later received reports of shots fired. Tavares said he was there to shoot at the geese, as he always did when he was actively working at the golf course. When he saw police that morning, he pulled over, assuming the officer would pass him, but instead found himself staring at the barrel of a police gun. The arrest was captured on video and the images show Tavares on his hands and knees when Const. Mantler kicked him in the head. Tavares said the kick has set him back “months” in his recovery from the car accident. He has loose teeth, a constant headache and his bruised and bloody eye is healing. He also says he is still “wobbly.” Still, despite the experience, Tavares said his view of police in general hasn’t changed. “He’s (Geoff Mantler) put a serious blemish on the police and, seriously, I don’t believe they deserve it,” said Tavares as protesters marched to the RCMP detachment. He hopes the outcome of the rally will lead to police “cleaning house.” “You get a box of apples and one’s rotten, you throw it in the garbage,” said Tavares, applying the fruit analogy to the RCMP organization. “The rest are good. You don’t, you know, throw the whole thing out.” Mantler has been suspended with pay since Jan. 10 and is subject to an internal code of conduct investigation for his actions Jan. 7, in addition to the criminal probe by Abbotsford Police. Tavares is facing a charge of careless use of a firearm.

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A place where friends and family of Ashlee Hyatt can go to reflect about the murdered teen has finally been completed. On Monday afternoon, the teen’s mother, sister and several friends were on hand after a District of Peachland staffer attached a series of three plaques to her memorial bench, remembering the 16-yearold who lost her life in June. Mom Charrie Hyatt said that the Peachland officials called her Monday afternoon to tell her a district worker was ready to put the plaques on, but they would wait for her to arrive so she could be the first person to sit on the bench, erected in memory of her older daughter. “I’ve never rushed so quick,” said Hyatt. The bench was the first thing she thought to do as a memorial after the killing, Hyatt said, even be-

fore she started a bursary in Ashlee’s name. “She was murdered in Peachland, so I wanted something there for her,” said Hyatt. A friend of Ashlee’s started the legwork for the bench. After learning of the cost, Hyatt posted a request on Facebook for help pay for the bench, as fundraising was already underway for the bursary. Parents of one of Ashlee’s friends, Blake and Katherine Gray, stepped up to cover the cost. “It was pretty overwhelming,” said Hyatt. “They’re a pretty amazing family.” Hyatt chose the location, near the Swim Bay docks in Peachland where Ashlee and her friends would often hang out, so that her friends would have an opportunity to sit and remember her while at the beach. “Now everybody has a place to sit and talk to her, remember her,” said Hyatt. Ashlee died June 2, 2010, af-

ter being fatally wounded at a house party on San Clemente Avenue in Peachland. A teenaged girl, who cannot be named, is charged with second degree murder in Ashlee’s death, as well as assault causing bodily harm and assault with a weapon in relation to injuries another teen suffered at the same party. Meanwhile, fundraising is continuing for the Ashlee Hyatt Memorial Bursary. This year, Charrie Hyatt hopes to award $2,000 to a Mount Boucherie Secondary graduate involved in the peer mentor program. If you would like to donate, you may send cheques to the Central Okanagan Bursary and Scholarship Society (COBSS), 1-616 KLO Road, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 4X4. Mail should be addressed to Pauline Kirk and cheques made out to COBSS, with Ashlee Hyatt Memorial Bursary written in the memo line.

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West Kelowna will not be entering the running to have a correctional centre built in the area. Mayor Doug Findlater said his own view is that the best thing to do is to support the work done in the past in the City of Kelowna where land has been acquired, and get on with it. He added the particular site is appropriate and moving forward on the new facility will benefit the district by relieving pressure on Kelowna cells that could back up on the West Kelowna detachment. Findlater pointed out West Kelowna only averages three prisoners a month transferred to correctional facilities. Coun. Bryden Winsby said he had supported the district getting on the list for consideration as a possible site for the centre, but thought the possibility of it being built in West Kelowna remote. “I think the prospects of us putting a proposal together are somewhat limited, let alone nonexistent.” Winsby said the province should consider communities that need the facility most. He added his preference would be Lumby and area. “Those communities have suffered greatly because of the recent downturn, and have lost many employers.” Coun. Carol Zanon noted she did not think West Kelowna would even be in the running for consideration. She said the district should examine what would suit their needs and their police department’s needs the best. Coun. Rosalind Neis said she would be surprised if there was any interest in our community in pursuing a jail within district borders. She added it would be inappropriate for the district to throw themselves behind one or the other proposal, as there is history involved they may not be aware of. She pointed out when the facility was initially discussed for the site in Kelowna, times were rich and business was booming. She added that now the construction industry is facing more difficult times.

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Two people were pulled from a burning house by firefighters on Tuesday morning after they were called to an early morning fire in West Kelowna. Fire crews from West Kelowna Fire Rescue were called to the 600block of Keefe Road at 5:12 a.m. and arrived to

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Plug parking meters for as long as it takes to finish your business downtown, or be faced with an escalating fine that will soon start at $10. Starting Feb. 1, the cost of a parking ticket, in the first 24 hours, will double from the $5 locals have become accustomed to since 2002. The fine will be $10 for a week until it ultimately rises to $30. While the change is slight compared to ticket costs in other municipalities, corporate services director Rob Mayne told city councillors the aim is to give parking tickets teeth. “People would rather pay a $5 fee than park in a parkaid,” he said. “A $10 fee is more incentive to find appropriate parking, rather than roll the dice.” In addition to convincing locals that tickets aren’t the equivalent of parking passes, the change in policy will also help the city usher in its bylaw adjudication system. This system allows these municipalities to deal with bylaw disputes at the local level rather than through the provincial court system. Previously, anyone wishing to dispute a bylaw ticket had to appear in a B.C. provincial court, an expensive and time-consuming process for the disputant, the province and municipalities. And, regardless of the process change, city councillors said it was a step in the right direction. “I think it’s a fair balance,” said Coun. Angela Reid. “I am personally responsible (for taking) the $5 charge …because I just forget to plug the meter.” Coun. Luke Stack pointed out that a $10 fine is “cheap” in supporting the bylaw change.

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The BCTF contends the tests devalue the level of teaching that goes on rather than ensuring students meet a unified standard. “You want the assessment to be based on the teaching that goes on in the classroom,” said Lambert. The testing covers reading, writing and numeracy (math). The FSA battle is nothing new with a similar war of wills played out in the media each year; and the attention seems to be catching on. The minister’s own numbers indicate more parents are allowing their children to be excused from the testing. Asked why the BCTF has not achieved any movement toward having the test format dropped given the controversy, Lambert said simply, “There hasn’t been an ear in the ministry.” The teachers would like to see a scientifically based, randomized test developed to accomplish the same ends as FSAs. jsmith@kelownacapnews.com

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go from eight one-hour (or so) sessions to four two-and-a-half-hour sessions. This is likely a pretty serious inconvenience, but hey, all of us deal with inconvenience in our jobs from time to time—and they’re not publicly fighting it. The parents, though, are another story. It’s important to point out that neither the very angry parents who do not want any change, nor the school district, can give anyone an educational reason why one timetable is better than the other. One would certainly hope there really isn’t much difference as every other high school in the district has been on this semester system for some time. It’s also rather important to note the school district has given no indication that discussion on subjects like band and French couldn’t be accommodated to ensure those subjects, where it might do harm to be absent from the curriculum for half the year should the school go semester, could keep running as is. What they did do is levy a decision to switch to a semester system far too swiftly without properly easing and handholding the parents into it. Yeah, I know. What is the world coming to? Good communication would require that the school district, whether they’ve been discussing this internally since Adam

and Eve first spotted the apple or not, at least talk the matter over with the parents at the school before making a decision. Instead, they made a decision, then left an open time frame for the parents to complain. And boy, have they complained. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out the school district really dropped the ball in the way they communicated what they wanted to do, but hey, this happens. Life, as we should probably be teaching all the kids involved, is all about adaptation and compromise. There are times in life where each and everyone of us behaves less than absolutely perfectly. There are big issues in education. The FSAs— big issue. Provincial school closures and demographic shifts affecting neighbourhood schools— big issue. Teachers’ pay—big issue. Poor communication over a time timetable change? Don’t shoot the messenger here people but, really, there are some times in life when you just have to let the flames die down, stand back and ask yourself if an issue is really worth the level of anger involved. Without an ability to adapt, change and juggle, new realities of life for all future high school students would be pretty bleak. jsmith@kelownacapnews.com

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Video footage of Const. Geoff Mantler kicking a Kelowna man in the head while he was on all fours “alarmed” city politicians, but they cautioned residents to not paint all Mounties with the same brush. “Last week was a little bit trying with the issue of the RCMP…it put us front and centre across the nation, which wasn’t positive,” said Mayor Sharon Shepherd, during the tail end of Monday’s regular council meeting. “But the superintendent has dealt with it appropriately, and we will have to await the response.” Shortly after footage of Const. Mantler kicking Buddy Tavares in the head was passed over to Supt. Bill McKinnon, he contacted the city manager to brace him for the fallout. He also, said Shepherd, started moving forward with the process that allowed him to address the violent incident. That included bringing in the Abbotsford police.

Sharon Shepherd They have since conducted an investigation, and will be recommending a criminal charge against Mantler. (See story A1). “As much as I have been alarmed by what happened, I am supportive of how our police responded to it,” said Coun. Luke Stack. “Even (Sunday) with the protest, it was very professionally handled …and the protestors also handled themselves well.” That protest brought out more than 300 who wanted to express their dissatisfaction with police actions. While the event was peaceful, Coun. Michele Rule said that she hopes that anger isn’t being mis-

directed. “We want to encourage people to not misplace anger onto other officers,” she said. “Other officers don’t deserve to be treated (badly) because one officer makes a mistake—we shouldn’t paint everyone with the same brush.” Rule went on to say Mounties she’s spoken with have said they “feel terrible about what happened” just like everyone else. While most councillors took an opportunity to weigh in on the issue, there is little they can do to influence the organization, regardless of the fact policing accounts for more than 20 per cent of the city’s budget. “It’s always difficult for us to explain they are contracted through the

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province,” said Shepherd, noting that Kelowna has a positive relationship with the local contingent of Mounties. “Superintendent McKinnon is in front of council monthly, and that doesn’t happen in all other communities.” That said, there are issues following this incident that have continued to dog the police, regardless of how swiftly they dealt with matters. One of the most pervasive, said Shepherd, are concerns about whether an officer deserves pay over the course of a suspension. “It seems to be a concern to many people, and we have no say,” said Shepherd. “If that has to be changed, then there has to be legislation to change it.”

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The Lake Pine water system will be taken over and upgraded by the district of Lake Country, as the municipality continues to acquire privately owned utilities. A loan through the Municipal Finance Authority was authorized at the Regional District of

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served 14 properties off Ponderosa Road. Baker said the system was failing and property owners agreed to have the municipality take over. A private water system at Coral Beach was also taken over by Lake Country, shortly after the incorporation of the municipality. Baker pointed out there are two large systems still privately run, in the form of Alto Utilities and Eastside Utility. Baker said the condition of some of the private water systems being acquired is poor, saying that most of the utilities were put in at the least cost possible, and maintenance does not always occur. “Alto Utilities is still in pretty good shape, but it’s an older system.” Baker pointed out that with new health regulations being brought in, the smaller systems will have trouble meeting standards. He said private utilities can get deferment from filtration if they can show that they meet provincial guidelines and stan-

dards for water quality, but that deferment is not easily obtained. Turbidity can be an issue with the health unit, he said, and water systems that draw on lake or surface sources usually have more colour in them. Baker said turbid water does not necessarily contain pathogens, but water particulate can mask pathogens so that chlorine treatment cannot remove them. Groundwater sources usually provide a higher quality of water because they do not contain surface contaminants. He noted that the provincial government is supposed to be the oversight for private utilities, and the municipality does not check up on them at all. There are about 1,600 or more private utilities in B.C., and the province does not have the personnel or the capacity to oversee them. Baker said the result is that private water systems fall behind in standards and maintenance. msimmons@kelownacapnews.com

local chemical storage needs Spill from A1 However, they continue to conduct studies and scientists will be doing more water sampling again next week. They have also set up a hatchery test, using sand, gravel and sediments from the bottom of the creek in a hatchery box, with eggs taken from a hatchery. Once the kokanee hatch this spring, they’ll study their growth and development to ensure there’s no toxicity remaining in the creek’s sediments. However, Bird noted that today’s chemicals are quite different from those of decades ago. “Gone are the days of the residual chemicals. Today’s products have to break down, so the substances that entered the system aren’t likely to be there still in the same form,” he explained. He added that any chemical is a matter of dose response, so a little can have a favourable effect even if a lot can have a fatal result. “We even washed out the storm drain system and collected all that up.” Sacks of carbon were used to dam the creek in two places, so the creek’s water would have to flow over them. Carbon acts as a sponge and chemicals tend to cling to it. Bird said he has no answer to the concerns expressed on the Kelownacapnews.com website by a reader who lives

along Mill Creek, that there are far fewer ducks along the shores today than there used to be. That reader said he doesn’t expect there will be any young this spring, but no evidence the scientists have uncovered in their investigation provides a basis for that conclusion. “We’re not just brushing it off, but we’re optimistic there won’t be any impact like that,” commented Bird. “All indications are that there are no longterm impacts.” Today, Bird said the company is doing things differently and not storing any quantity of chemicals in the Okanagan. Since the construction of the Coquihalla Highway; a reduction in the amount of acreage in apple orchards in the Okanagan; the implementation of the Sterile Insect Release program, and a move to vineyards which don’t require as much chemical management, there’s less need for storage here in the valley. Instead, Univar now stores chemicals at certified facilities in Abbotsford and Airdrie, Alberta and they’re shipped to the Okanagan as needed, he said. No cause for the fire was ever determined, due in part to the amount of damage that resulted. Total losses were estimated at more than $5 million to the seven businesses that were located in the Kirschner Road centre. jsteeves@kelownacapnews.com

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Central Okanagan board meeting Jan. 13 to cover the initial cost of upgrading the Lake Pine private water utility. Lake Country Mayor James Baker noted the Lake Pine utility serves close to 74 properties, and was put in by the developer. The municipality is in the process of taking over the Woodsdale water system as well. Baker said several studies have to be done before Woodsdale changes hands. The cost of upgrades to the water system is borne by the users. The loan for the Lake Pine utility offers the users the ability to pay up front or over time. “If more want to pay it over time, then the municipality borrows the funds from the Municipal Finance Authority,” Baker said, noting the upgrade costs are added to the taxes of the utility users. The municipality of Lake Country has taken over several private water systems over the years, including a utility that

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hile we are engaged in debate in Kelowna over many issues, from an RCMP officer kicking an arrested suspect in the head to whether or not city councillors should get a raise, there is always hope that the issues we face will be resolved and we will move forward. For the people of Haiti, there is little of that hope to cling to. It’s been one year since a 7.0magnitude earthquake brought this nation to its knees.

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than some war zones. Meanwhile, many of us Canadians go about our daily lives and find plenty to complain about. Some Haitians lost entire families in the quake and have little to live for. One million people are homeless or in camps. Sexual violence is rampant. But in spite of all that, the Haitian people haven’t given up on their nation. It’s a sombre situation that offers us plenty of reasons to pause and be grateful for what we have in Canada.

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t’s a no-win situawill sit on council CITY who tion. But it has to following November’s CONFIDENTIAL municipal election. be done. Somebody has to But if there is a figure out how much better way to review we pay our local policouncil pay levels than ticians. the one used here, I’d But, given that the Alistair like to hear it. city foots the bill for the Short of simply Waters mayor and her counciltying the mayor and lors—and the municicouncilors’ pay to the pal buck stops with them—the counB.C. cost of living index— which cil of today has to be the one to sign now happens in non-election years— off for what the council of tomorrow it’s hard to see a more arm’s length will be paid. way of doing it than the system KelSo once again, as is the case every owna uses. three years, the squawking has started Unlike other municipalities, Kelover potential pay hikes for the folks owna leaves its tri-annual pay pon-

derings to a committee of three qualified community volunteers. The volunteers look at what other mayors and councillors are paid elsewhere, compare the workloads here and there, ask questions, gather information and make recommendations. Sometimes they say the mayor’s job should pay more, other times it’s a hike for councillors. I can’t remember the pay level ever being cut. It’s true council appoints the committee members and it approves the recommendation. But each year, the approval is simply a rubber stamp. The key here however—in addition to the use of an outside committee—is that the recommendations

don’t kick in until after the next municipal election. The message to incumbents is clear—if you get back in, you win. For newcomers, remuneration levels are known in advance. As for what the city pays its mayor and councillors—$87,902 and $30,765 respectively, with one-third of those amounts tax-free—well, that’s a different debate. Some think it’s too high, some think it’s too low and others think it’s just right. But no matter the level, even the most lax council member earns his or her money over the course of a year. The hours they put in, the research they do, their access to the public and

the responsibility they handle easily translate their respective paycheques into pretty low per-hour rates. This year, given the recent economic turmoil, a pay hike for council members may or may not be in the cards. But if it is, and if re-elected, incumbents and newcomers alike really want to make a statement, they could always just follow West Kelowna Mayor Doug Findlater. When he was awarded a pay hike last year, he gave it back. Alistair Waters is the Capital News’ assistant editor. awaters@kelownacapnews.com


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Incident shines light on the RCMP To the editor: If any other Canadian did what this RCMP member did he would be in jail—caught on video leaves no doubt. If a member of the RCMP witnessed what that RCMP member did, would that person not still be in jail? Would that person have not been charged by now? The RCMP member is not above the law, he is at least equal. Mitch Stolk, Fort St. John

To the editor: On Jan. 16, 2011, citizens of Kelowna gathered in front of our local RCMP detachment to protest against police brutality. They had every right to do so and their voices and concerns were shared across this nation through the media. My purpose for writing this letter is to be the voice I never heard at that rally. I am the voice that is grateful for the brave and loyal service of the RCMP officers who do not use brutal and cruel force on citizens. My voice is for the dying person in a fatal car crash whose last human contact, the officer on duty, is holding their hand until more help arrives. My voice is for the mother of three who cries into the bullet proof vest of the officer who got her domestic violence call. My voice is for the residents who were evacuated from their fiery neighbourhood by members whose own homes and families were in peril while they were

To the editor: I am a 101-year-old man who has lived most of my life in British Columbia. I have seen a lot in my life, and am disgusted by how some police are treating people these days. When I saw that young police officer kick that man in the face, in Kelowna, I got so angry. In my day, police officers were gentlemen. They were respected because they treated others with respect. That fellow in Kelowna was down on all fours, doing as he was asked, when he was

brutally kicked in the face for no reason. I was in the army and fought in the war. Even there we knew that you do not kick a man when he is down. This is not the way police should be acting, and when they do, they should not continue to be paid. It is sad to see how much our Canadian RCMP, of whom I used to be so proud, have fallen. I hope these kind of actions will not go unpunished. Lawrence Durelle, Armstrong

guiding us to safety. My voice is for the husband or wife who says goodbye to their spouse everyday as they leave home armed to protect our city. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police consist of a large group of men and women who, by majority, want to the right thing for us as Canadian citizens and law abiding individuals. We have seen it on television and Internet the results of that minority of policing gone very bad but to judge the whole institution from what we see in the media is ludicrous. Next time it could be you or a loved one that need to feel safe, if only for a moment, and the next emergency 911 call could be your own. I am the voice of my family and friends who say thank you to the RCMP for being there for us. Wendy Gill, Kelowna

To the editor: Reading the letter pages, I understand the reaction of caring citizens. They were appalled at the treatment Mr. Buddy Tavares received at the hand of a single police constable. Sadly, in this case, the adage, a picture is worth a thousand words, is overpowering. Having said that, like many, I have the utmost respect for the RCMP. I will not, despite the outrageous actions of the odd member, be tempted to condemn the entire force. It would be too easy and too irresponsible. People are angry, and the intensity of anger is at its highest and I have never seen that before in Kelowna. It

is quite all right to let out steam. Heck, I do that often. Afterwards, I feel relieved and calm, and I am good for another 20 kilometres. Supt. Bill McKinnon operates within directives laid down. He did what he is allowed to do. In the mind of many, it is not enough, and I have to agree. I have written before than the RCMP should not investigate itself. The onus is on the Federal government to make the necessary changes. I am upset with the action of a single member, but I will not use the same brush to tarnish all members of the force. Mo Rajabally, Kelowna

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Mute button wearing down Express yourself To the editor: Thank you very much, Charlie Hodge, for your comments in the Jan. 16 Capital News. I completely agree that the majority of trash television was largely reserved for daylight soaps. Each time I watch TV (normally around supper time), I am astounded by how very commercial it has all become. Consequently our “Blab Off” is used so often we have

discovered that it now pays us to buy “re-chargeable batteries” since they are in such constant use. And why is the news called “The News,” when very often it is merely an exact repeat of what only yesterday was “the news?” And the cheap, junky advertisements are, of course, repeated right there along with the repeated news. But what a relief to watch the few public tele-

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vision channels. Not only are they commercial-free, but also the content is so often educational, humorous and therefore downright watchable. Perhaps the only advantage of TV as it is now presented, is it does provide an easy list of those companies and their products from which we try to avoid buying whenever possible. Mike Cotton, West Kelowna

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terests of a deceased business owner. You can purchase life insurance—rather than use personal funds or business assets, to fund the buy/sell agreement. If an uninsured person dies without key man insurance in place, the business may have to be sold at a “fire sale” price. Many partners sign a legal agreement to buy one another out during

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life. But if one partner dies unexpectedly, there may be no guarantee the other partner has the financing in place, to cover the cost of the business they have built together. Building a successful business takes decades. The solution is a life insurance policy on the business owner or on a sole proprietor. The company takes out the policy, and pays the premiums. Upon death, the life insurance policy proceeds are paid into a capital dividend account. On a sole proprietor, if the premiums are paid from after tax dollars, the death benefit is paid out

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Doreen Smith on a tax free basis to the named beneficiaries. Small companies are often dependent on the expertise of a few top people. If one of these individuals passes away, how will he or she be replaced? How long will this take? What happens if a business owner dies and has not prepared a will?

It can take years for the remaining business owners and the deceased’s family to come to an agreement. Legal fees can eat up a substantial amount of the business profit. The deceased’s family may realize their wealth is still in the business, with no immediate income and they have other financial concerns to consider. The deceased’s family needs money as their income earner has passed away, and the business partner needs money to replace the deceased partner. Mom and Pop businesses may worry about taxes due on the sale of

their business; other families want to leave an equal legacy for each of their children. One child who has spent his or her lifetime involved in the business will inherit the business with valuable equity, and the parents also want to leave a legacy to their other children. The most affordable option to consider is life insurance. Planning for the loss of a business owner or partner is crucial for a business to continue as intended, and to protect the financial security of the families of each partner or co-owner. Using life insurance

in business succession is the most affordable way to protect against the catastrophic loss of losing a business owner. The structure of the buy/sell life insurance should be specific to the objective of the business owners. It takes approximately 30 days for a life insurance policy to pay out the lump sum chosen. It provides very affordable piece of mind. Doreen Smith is a Certified Financial Planner and insurance advisor with Capri Wealth Management Inc. 250-869-3825 dsmith@capri.ca

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Councillors looking for politics with benefits Kathy Michaels STAFF REPORTER

Kelowna’s local politicians didn’t express much appetite for a personal pay hike when the topic of a wages and expenses review came up during Monday’s council meeting, but some did say they think public office should come with benefits. “Short of being impeached we are here for three years and I think a benefit package should be made available,” said Coun. Charlie Hodge, as city councillors debated creating a task force to look at the issue.

Andre Blanleil The task force, and related review, usually comes up during the last year of a term, so any changes in pay can be accounted for by the time the next round of politicians are elected.

Currently councillors make $30,765 and the mayor takes in $87,902, which city staff say is on par with municipalities of like size. Benefits haven’t been included in their wages historically, as public office isn’t considered a full-time job. One-third of their wages are, however, taxfree, said Coun. Andre Blanleil, who argued those savings could be used to purchase a benefits plan. “We are asking everyone to tighten their belts, and we are asking them to be frugal, and this isn’t a good time,” he said, add-

ing he’d like the status quo to be maintained, and that a review was unnecessary. “I don’t see that this is a time to look at any increase of (wages) or benefits.” To that Coun. Robert Hobson said the simple practice of having an outside body examine the issue is something he holds up to other municipalities as the most ideal way to address political pay issues. “I think it’s best to be proactive and review every three years,” he said, pointing out a review doesn’t necessarily mean a wage hike. “When

we looked at the regional district, we had a change downward…I think our practice is a good one, but the important thing is the regularity in which you address the issue.” Weighing in on the benefits issue specifically, Hobson and Coun. Graeme James said they agreed it’s an issue that should be examined . The panel that reviews politicians’ wages consists of three appointees. Mayor Sharon Shepherd said there will be a call to the public to see if there is anyone who would like to sit on the task force. kmichaels@kelownacapnew.com

Third conviction for Lake Country assault case Cheryl Wierda STAFF REPORTER

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Doyle had gone there with Merkley to pick up some crack cocaine supplies, but instead over a period of several hours he was kicked, stomped and punched by the two men. He was also hit in the back of the head with a knife and struck with a frying pan. At one point, Tubbs was called to bring transfer documents for Doyle’s truck, and Doyle was forced to sign over his truck to the group. He escaped after he convinced the trio he would give them money from his bank account if they drove him to an RBC branch near Polson Place Mall in Vernon. Merkley and Tubbs have already been sentenced for their roles in the crime last year.


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Falcon favours reducing the HST, not eliminating it Alistair Waters ASSISTANT EDITOR

Liberal leadership hopeful Kevin Falcon likes the HST but wants to see its rate dropped to 10 per cent from 12 per cent. Falcon, who stopped in Kelowna Monday to talk to Liberal Party members, told reporters it would be “irresponsible” for the government to voluntarily axe the tax because he believes it is good for the province. But he does want to see an immediate reduction of the 12 per cent rate to 11 per cent and a fur-

Kevin Falcon ther one per cent reduction as soon as the economy allows for it. Saying he is open to holding the referendum on the HST’s future earlier than September, the for-

mer health minister said he wants to make sure the public has more information about the tax before voting on it. Information, he said, was something the government did not provide prior to introducing the controversial tax last year. Like all the other Liberals running to replace Premier Gordon Campbell, Falcon now says the government did a woeful job of introducing the tax, something most in his party denied before the anti-HST group FightHST forced a referendum on the tax through the prov-

ince’s initiative law. But while Falcon said he would consider pushing the date of the HST referendum forward, unlike his main challenger former cabinet colleague-turned-radio talk show host Christy Clark, he does not think the next provincial election should be held any earlier than the scheduled May 14, 2013 date. He said one of the reasons is that there are dozens of other MLAs who want a say in any decision to hold the election and they need to be heard. “It’s can’t be seen as

one person making the decision,” he said. Falcon, considered a front runner in the race to succeed outgoing Premier Gordon Campbell, also “respectfully” disagreed with Shuswap MLA George Abbott, another leadership hopeful, who recently said he believes he, not Falcon, is running second behind Clark in the race. Falcon said he has the numbers to prove Abbott is wrong and offered them to reporters who came to his campaign office, but only on condition they not report the numbers.

He said the reason for the secrecy is because he does not want the other candidates to know how successful he has been at signing up new party members. As for the response to his candidacy, the Surrey MLA said he considers himself an underdog. And he likes that role. Using a mixture of technology, such as the Internet and special mobile phone applications, as well as old-fashioned face-to-face meetings, what he’s hearing from the people he speaks to is that the government needs

to keep its focus on the economy. To that end, he promised to cut even more government red tape—the Liberals claim to have already cut 40 per cent— in a bid to move the B.C. economy along. He also pointed to several transportation projects that were announced or completed under his watch as transportation minister, saying the completion of the William R. Bennett Bridge here was the best day of his political life. awaters@kelownacapnews.com

Abbott outlines $15 million in agriculture commitments Judie Steeves STAFF REPORTER

B.C. Liberal leadership candidate George Abbott promises $15 million in new commitments for agriculture should he be elected premier by fellow Liberal members at the end of February. He said the commitments draw on the recommendations of the agriculture plan completed in 2005, the report of the Ranching Task Force released in 2009 and the work of the Select Stand-

ing Committee on Finance last fall. Abbott’s team of supporters includes former agriculture ministers Steve Thomson and John van Dongen as well as former Parliamentary Secretary for Agricultural Planning Val Roddick, who headed up the task force to gather input and prepare the agriculture plan. Specifically, he commits to funding: • a multi-year agricultural branding and marketing program to increase awareness of B.C. prod-

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he New Year’s holiday dust has finally settled, the cupboards are empty of all those extra sweet treats, all the guests have gone home and we’ve returned to daily routines. This week you may have a nagging memory of some New Year’s resolutions you made for 2011. Whether you have begun in your efforts to keep your resolutions or you already feel hopelessly off track, I have a few tips today that may help you in your quest for success. First of all, be sure to set realistic goals. You are not going to be able to completely transform your personality or appearance simply by willpower. While there are many things we can change, there are also some aspects of ourselves we have to learn to live with. Be honest with yourself about your goal’s achievability. Break your goal into manageable parts and make a timeline for completing them. For example, a couple of very common resolutions are to lose weight or kick a bad habit like

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Paul Latimer smoking. These are both very good goals and are achievable, but if you start by saying you want to lose 50 pounds or quit smoking completely when you currently smoke two packs a day, you might be setting yourself up for disappointment. Make yourself a goal of losing five pounds a month or an average of a pound or two each week over the course of the year. This is a lot less daunting to think of and still results in a large amount of weight lost during the year. Cut down your smoking gradually and then quit completely and you will be more likely to succeed. In some cases it is a good idea to take a complete break from a particular behaviour at least for a little while. If you are not an al-

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What steps are you going to take to successfully lose that pound a week? If it’s going to the gym or modifying your diet, make a specific schedule and plan around it. Include timelines and motivational reminders to keep you focused on your goal. Reward yourself. When you reach small milestones along the way, be sure to reward your progress somehow.

On a cautionary note, though, make sure your reward doesn’t sabotage your efforts— i.e. if you’ve been losing weight, don’t reward yourself with a whole bag of cookies. If you fall off the wagon or don’t meet one of your specific goals, don’t use that as an excuse to give up altogether. Setbacks are a part of life—it is how we deal with them that determines our eventual success.

Finally, be sure to enlist some support. A spouse or trusted friend can be very helpful to keep you accountable in your goal as well as to encourage you along the way or bolster you when you feel like giving up. On the other hand, friends who persist in a behaviour or lifestyle you are trying to change can have a negative effect on your progress. Whether conscious of it or not, we tend to

imitate those we spend time with. It is wise to surround yourself with friends who can also be role models. I wish you great success this year as you strive to fulfill your New Year’s resolutions. Don’t give up! Paul Latimer is a psychiatrist and president of Okanagan Clinical Trials. 250-862-8141 dr@okanaganclinicaltrials.com

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was lucky to be born in the sunny Okanagan and even luckier to be born into the gardening business. My grandfather, Arthur Burnett, moved his family to Kelowna in 1922, purchased a few acres of property which was dwarfed by the section of land he left behind in Weyburn, Sask., and was delighted with the productivity he was able to get from his little piece of Eden. At first, mostly field crops of tomatoes, onions and corn were produced for the local and export market but in 1932, with my dad’s help, the family business built its first greenhouse—the beginning of a long and successful venture in the

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Don Burnett greenhouse, nursery, floral and landscape industries until it closed in 1997. The Burnett name lives on with the flower shop on Bernard Avenue. When I was born in 1950, there were only about 10,000 people living in Kelowna and perhaps another 5,000 or so in the surrounding area. The fruit industry was a major part of life here and there were many busy packinghouses shipping

fruit all over the world. In the summer, tourism was, as it is today, very strong with families coming from all over Western Canada and beyond to lap up our famous sunshine and gorge on our delicious fruit. In 1949, with the new Hope Princeton Highway cutting the 12-hour trip from the coast to an easy day’s drive of about eight hours, our population began to grow. It doubled by 1962 when the Rogers Pass Highway to Alberta was built. Now you could drive to the Okanagan from Calgary in just hours and the Albertans did just that. That was the beginning of the population explosion we are still expe-

If you suffer with painful diabetic neuropathy – an aching, burning, stabbing, or tingling sensation – you may be eligible to participate in a research study examining the investigational combination of medications commonly used to treat this condition. If you are 18 years old or over and want more information, please contact Okanagan Clinical Trials at 250862-8141.

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riencing today in the Okanagan. Since my first contact with the lawn and garden industry, there have been many changes. Gone are the days when bedding plants were cut out of flats to be wrapped in newspaper for the customer and the term bare root is hardly ever heard now with most plants sold in containers. I find the gardening public is far more knowledgeable today and their needs include better service, quality and selection. There is a gradual leaning toward gardening organically and we in the industry are helping our customers understand the principles our forefathers

followed prior to the age of chemicals. There have been many changes in the fruit industry as well. Agri-tourism, the melding of the orchard industry with the tourism industry, is now the norm with many orchards offering tours and even a world class golf course operating in a working apple orchard. The huge growth, however, has been in the grape and wine industry. From its humble beginnings in the 1930s to the thousands of acres and dozens of small to large wineries up and down the valley, the Okanagan has become renowned for its ability to produce fine wine and table grapes. ••• Just to give the landscapers and others in the industry the headsup, there is a horticultural certificate program being offered at Okanagan College starting Jan. 25. Contact the Continuing Education Department for more information, 250-862-5480. Tune in to The Don Burnett Garden Show on AM 1150 News Talk Sports Saturdays from 8 to 10 a.m.

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NEWS The Kelowna Waldorf School will be offering fullday kindergarten classes for children who turn 5 years old as of Dec. 31, 2011. But parents will also be given the choice to enrol their children in a half-day kindergarten class at the Waldorf School as well. The KWS offers a multi-age kindergarten through Grade 8 with an average student teacher ratio of one to 14. For more information call 250-764-4130.

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he winter is upon us, we are all facing diseases such as flu and head cold. Did you know you that dogs can also catch a cold? A cold for a dog is called infectious tracheobrinchitis, or more commonly referred to as ‘kennel cough.’ This disease is an inflammation of the respiratory system, including the nose, the trachea (wind pipe) and the bronchi (the branches of the wind pipe in the lungs). It is caused by a complex of viruses and bacteria with a dominance of bacteria by the name of bordetella bronchoseptica. This infection is typical to dogs only. People cannot get the infection from dogs nor do cats. The disease is highly contagious. The transmission of the infection is aerosal. This means that the causative agents are found in the air and dogs do not have to be in contact in order to get infected. The disease is very common to be found in

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The veterinarian will also ask you questions about the history of the dog, trying to gather information that might support the exposure to the causative agents of the disease. Depending on the dog’s condition, the vet might recommend further tests such as blood tests or chest x-rays to assess the severity of the dog’s condition. Depending on the medical findings, the dog can be treated by drugs such as antibiotics and cough suppressants. Fortunately there are vaccines available against kennel cough. The vaccines that are given to puppies, which later are given annually to adult dogs, contain coverage against the viruses responsible for the disease. There is a separate vaccine against the bacteria bordetella bronchoseptica. This vaccine is given topically straight into the nose. Vaccination cannot totally prevent development of disease but it will reduce the severity of clini-

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Big White aids Aussie flood relief campaign In support of its friends Down Under, Big White Ski Resort will host a special fundraiser to assist those affected by the floods in Australia. This Saturday, the resort will set aside all the proceeds from its night time ski lift packages and rentals to put towards the Queensland Premier’s Relief Appeal. Lift packages are priced at $25 for a family of four with rental equipment available for an additional $10 per person. Flash flooding has devastated Eastern Australia, affecting 200,000 people to date and caused an estimated $10 billion in damages thus far. The flooding is expected to continue ravaging the country and au-

thorities say that reconstruction will take years. Big White Ski Resort is set to take part in the aid. In addition to the fundraiser on Jan. 22, the resort will gladly accept donations at the Big White Activities Desk in person, via email at activities@bigwhite.com or by calling 250-491-6111. Big White Ski Resort is no stranger to Aussies. The Schumann Family is from Australia and have owned and operated the resort since 1985. The resort’s Australian connection has also led to a strong Australian presence among the staff and the many guests who visit the resort. “All of us working at Big White feel deeply tied to Australia in one way or

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“The flooding in Queensland has been catastrophic and has touched all of us. “The fundraiser on January 22 is just one way that we want to try and

help our friends in need,” he added. The Queensland Premier’s Relief Appeal has been set up by the Queensland government to collect funds for relief assis-

tance. The premier has announced the establishment of a distribution committee, a committee including representatives from the Australian Red Cross, to

manage the disbursement of the donated funds. For more information about the Queensland Premier’s Relief Appeal, visit the website, www.qld. gov.au.

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anuary is a great time of year for employers to focus on the basics of the employment relationship. A cornerstone of that relationship is a properly implemented, written employment contract. One of the key rules about employment contracts is that (to use the legal term) there must be “consideration” flowing to the employee in exchange for accepting the employer’s terms. This consideration must exist in order for the employment contract to be binding on the employee. Typically, the consideration flowing to a new employee is the offer of employment itself. Timing is one crucial aspect of the exchange of consideration. If the employment has already commenced when the employer seeks to have the employee enter into a written employment contract, there is no new consideration flowing to the employee.

As such, it is crucial that employers routinely have new employees enter into written employment contracts prior to the comRobert mencement of the Smithson employment. The principle that employment contracts must be signed before the employment commences was demonstrated a few years back in a decision of the B.C. Supreme Court. The case involved a claim for wrongful dismissal by an employee who had been terminated after 16 years of employment. The employer sought to rely upon a severance (pay in lieu of notice) clause contained in an employment contract signed just days after the employment had commenced. If the severance clause in the written contract had been enforceable, the employer would only have had to provide the employee with six months’

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pay in lieu of notice. If the severance clause wasn’t enforceable, the (usually) greater common law standard of reasonable pay in lieu of notice would have applied. The court reviewed the circumstances of the employee’s hiring, 16 years earlier, and of the signing of the employment contract. Of significance was the court’s conclusion that the written employment contract contained provisions which were detrimental to the employee (relating to termination, intellectual property rights, and restrictions on competition) and which had not been discussed before the employment commenced. The court considered whether or not any new consideration had been provided to the employee for signing the written contract after the commencement of the employment. It concluded there had been none. The court struck down the written employment contract and imposed the common law standard of pay in lieu of notice. The employee was

given 13 months’ pay in lieu of notice (an additional seven months’ pay over what had been provided in the written contract). What lesson should employers take from decisions such as this? That there is a correct way to implement written employment contracts in relation to new employees and this must be followed if contracts are to be binding on the employee. The contract must be delivered to the candidate prior to the date on which she is to commence employment. An accompanying cover letter should state simply that the individual is being offered employment on the terms and conditions set out in the contract and that she can signify acceptance of those terms by returning the signed and witnessed contract. The cover letter enclosing the contract should not contain any offers or suggestions of additional, or different, terms than those set out in the contract. Any other documents referred to

in the body of the contract (such as, for instance, a job description, policy manual, or benefits summary booklet) should be attached to, or included with, the contract when it is delivered to the employee. The candidate should initial each attachment to indicate his receipt of that item at the same time as the contract. Most importantly, the contract must be accepted, by way of the candidate signing and returning the document, prior to the commencement of provision of employment services. Following these simple rules will ensure the enforceability of written employment contracts for new employees. And, they will save your business a lot of money. Robert Smithson is a labour and employment lawyer, and operates Smithson Employment Law in Kelowna. This subject matter is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as legal advice. www.smithsonlaw.ca


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n my professional practice, I have noticed an interesting trend emerging over the last year or so. I am getting more requests for career coaching from employed, professional people who appear to be quite successful but express deep discontent with their work lives. After 20 to 25 years of employment they are experiencing what I call a “mid-career crisis” which often manifests as a lack of satisfaction or meaning in their work, regardless of the financial rewards. By the time people come to me, they are seriously ready to make a change. That suggests that they have likely been disengaged for quite a while, which isn’t good for them or for their employer. If you find yourself saying, “I need to change tmy job.” I would ask:

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Laurie Mills “What do you need to change about it?” The intention is not to be flippant, of course, but rather to pinpoint what is driving your need to take action at this particular point in time. In trying to make sense of the choices that have created a seemingly successful career, it is common to start by challenging how success has been defined. Traditionally it has meant an important job title, a hefty salary or even the cliché of getting a corner office (or at least one with a window and a view).

There is also the perception that career success means advancing to more senior management positions. Not everyone is cut out to be the “boss” or the “boss’s boss” and there aren’t enough of those positions to go around anyway. It is encouraging to see people resisting those conventional measures of career success and instead re-directing their efforts towards finding work they enjoy. That can mean a simpler job that is interesting and challenging, one with enough income to support a reasonable standard of living, and something that feels worthwhile. We spend so much of our lives at work that we all deserve the best fit possible. Finding that fit requires thoughtful planning and diligent effort. Be forewarned; the

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process of re-envisioning your career can be unsettling, even downright scary. It can also be liberating by leading you closer to your natural talents and a workplace that truly values those. Don’t wait until you are at a breaking point to check on how well your work life is serving your personal values and goals. Recharging a stale or stalled career can refresh your whole outlook on life. Laurie Mills is a certified coach and human resource professional. Her company is Lighthouse Professional Development Consulting Services. The subject matter in this column is for general informational purposes only and is not intended to be relied upon as professional advice.

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he reasons are many for pursuing the entrepreneurial journey, all of them honourable and admirable, but I’m also mindful of the cloak of uncertainty that enshrouds my thought when I embrace such discussions about those reasons. I feel so compelled at times to stand on my soapbox and ask these wonderful people who are sharing their dreams, “Are you really ready for entrepreneurship?” Some harsh realities about life when entertaining the thought of becoming entrepreneurial that never leaves my thought process is that the only way to not be criticized is to do nothing. To say nothing. And to be nothing. A lesson new entrepreneurs often find difficult to talk about is this: No matter what you do or how well you do it, there will always be people who will criticize, who do not like you or the way you conduct your venture or, ironically, don’t like your product or service idea. That is a truth of entrepreneurship that all of us in the entrepreneurial world must accept and embrace. I love entrepreneurs. They are the folks who make our society great, who will correct what is wrong and make good things even better. To anyone giving their blood, sweat and tears to a perceived opportunity, to anyone rocking the boat to do something many would train out of us, to the people who will shake

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Joel Young up the norm and give us new possibilities, those people have my utmost respect and appreciation. Let’s take a look at your readiness to become a budding entrepreneur. Every year, thousands of people make the transition from employee, student, housewife, immigrant, retired, disabled to become an entrepreneur. While many succeed, others fail. Many of those who fail do so simply because they weren’t ready to make the change and take up the challenge. Quitting a full-time job or career position to launch an entrepreneurial venture isn’t something to be taken lightly by anyone. How do you know if the entrepreneurial life is for you? But even if self-assessment tests indicate you’ve got the right personality for entrepreneurial success, that still doesn’t mean you’re ready to become one at a given point in time. Do I have enough money? Is my family ready for the change? Does the market need a service or product such as I am embracing as my opportunity entry? If the answers are a resounding yes to those questions, you may well be on your way to becoming an entrepreneurial venture owner.

Most successful entrepreneurs recall a sense of urgency that prompted them to begin their journey beyond a desire to a necessity. Many say they knew when the time was right for them to begin and others say that getting fired, laid off or passed over for promotion fueled their entrepreneurial fire. The literature tells us that a fundamental need to control one’s own destiny ranks very high on most entrepreneurs’ lists for launching an entrepreneurial dram venture. Often this “need” resonates so strongly that entrepreneurs will risk family, future and careers to become their own boss. Translating into being unable to feel truly fulfilled working for someone else, these individuals can’t be happy taking orders in any fashion from someone higher in the pecking order. One tip to help determine your readiness is on the money side—are you are able to raise significant amounts of money from investors? I am confronted with this issue every other day as I function as an investment/finance broker and work to assist the good folk of Western Canada to find investment/finance funds for their dreams. If you can make other people believe in your dream to the point where they will provide cash to help make it happen, chances are you will have what it takes to be successful. Your reality check will be once you’ve made the decision to break away,

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there are always a number of things you ought to do before taking the big step. You do need to conduct thorough market research, acquire enough cash in a well-crafted plan and discuss the decision with your family and loved ones. Then, recognize the rewards of entrepreneurial pursuit are not instantaneous. You better be ready to defer gratification and make substantial sacrifices to ensure your rewards eventually come your way. But please understand this—it is a rarity that one person has all the qualities needed to be successful in venture creation. Everyone has strong and weak points in their makeup, but what is important is to recognize, acknowledge and understand those strengths and weaknesses and do something positively constructive about them. I would like to leave you this week with, I hope, an inspiring quote from a man of our North American history books that I pray will find its way embedded in your soul whilst you explore your readiness: “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how a strong man stumbles, or where a doer of deeds could have actually done them better. “The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes up short again and again. “Because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause; who is at the best, knows in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” I hope these words of another inspire you, dear readers, to become the best that you can be —and help identify if you are ready to embrace entrepreneurship. Joel Young is founder of the Okanagan Valley Entrepreneurs Society. eagleyoung@shaw.ca


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Stellar writers here thanks to UBCO’s visiting authors series Jennifer Smith STAFF REPORTER

When UBCO’s visiting authors committee assembled their wish list and started the paperwork, landing this year’s Man Booker Prize winner wasn’t even on the radar. Members, like professor Nancy Holmes and assistant professor Michael V. Smith knew they loved Irish author Emma Donoghue’s work, and that she lives with her family in Canada, but she hadn’t yet sealed her status among the dozen must-meet authors of the year. “We didn’t know The Room would become such a hit,” said Holmes. “We all just really liked Emma Donoghue.” One year later, as she heads to UBCO for a highly anticipated en-

gagement next month, Donoghue is one of the biggest authors on the literary scene. She was the youngest person nominated for the Man Booker in 2010, which eventually went to Howard Jacobson for The Finkler Question. Her latest novel has, nonetheless, achieved universal acclaim. The Room is written from the perspective of a five-year-old boy who has never seen the world outside his household confines. With a touch of horror, terror and philosophical overtones, it’s both impossible to pin down or put down for readers and critics alike. “My main concern was to avoid the True Crime genre,” Donoghue told The Economist in an interview which describes the novel’s key idea as

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AUTHORS EMMA DONOGHUE (left) Patrick Lane and Annabelle Lyon are each coming to the Okanagan to lecture at UBCO and give free public readings. hearing a horrific tale from a child’s perspective. The result is a work of art that leaves one wondering how one person’s imagination could conjure such a tale. Thankfully, lo-

cal fans won’t have to wait long to ask. Donoghue is scheduled to five a free public reading as part of UBCO’s Visiting Authors Series, 7 p.m., Feb. 3, at the Okanagan Regional

Library, 1380 Ellis St. “I think we all genuinely want to contribute to the artistic life in the community and we feel we can do it this way,” said Holmes.

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ENTERTAINMENT

Jayhawks albums well worth dusting off THE JAYHAWKS: HOLLYWOOD TOWN HALL (AMERICAN)

There has been a rekindled interest in the altcountry and roots rock of Minnesota’s finest, The Jayhawks. The main songwriting duo of Gary Louris and Mark Olson have even recently been performing music live on late night talk shows to promote their newly re-released legacy albums. Hollywood Town Hall was released in 1992 to huge praise and ended up on most rock critics’ best of albums at that year’s end. The Jayhawks wrote and performed superb songs albeit usually, with understated and laidback grooves and honeyed vocal harmonies with be-

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Bruce Mitchell guiling lyrics. Unfortunately, despite the critical hosannas, The Jayhawks never sold well and Hollywood Town Hall didn’t even crack the top 100 on sales charts even though the wonderful single Waiting For The Sun was a minor hit. Old fans will be delighted to know that this re-issue legacy edition has five previously unreleased songs highlighted by the early REM-like rocker Leave No Gold and the

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humorous pure countrypop song Keith & Quinten. Maybe an audience will finally catch up with The Jayhawks’ timeless amalgam of country, rock, folk and pop. B+

THE JAYHAWKS: TOMORROW THE GREEN GRASS (AMERICAN)

Tomorrow The Green Grass is generally acknowledged as the best of The Jayhawks’ albums although I have always been partial to Hollywood Town Hall. Tomorrow The Green Grass, released in 1995, fared only a little better than its predecessor by hitting the top 100 in sales but it stalled at the lowly No. 92 spot with not even a minor hit. Still, the critics loved it and the album’s musical worth just seemed to grow to near mythical portions until this two-CD set re-reissue.

TTGG added a fine keyboard player in Karen Grotberg and their music evolved to a few eclectic genres while Hollywood Town Hall was an eventempered album where the songs just seemed to blend into one another. This CD has 18 demo tracks of songs that were being worked up for TTGG while several were never fleshed out into full band songs. But the original TTGG was a joy full of great songs from the edgier Neil Younglike guitar rocker Miss Williams’ Guitar, to the Byrds-like ballad Two Hearts and The Band-like rootsy Red’s Song. Again, for big fans this is a treasure trove with all the new material and a liner booklet loaded with info and notes. B+

THE SCRIPT: SCIENCE & FAITH (EPIC)

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bum from Dublin’s The Script, on the heels of their debut which was a smash hit in the U.K. and spawned five hits. This new album is expected to break the band in North America. The group comes out of the ashes of a failed boy band Mytown but the band’s newfound success was so large that hometown boys U2, as well as Paul McCartney, had The Script open for them on several shows. The Script call their music Celtic soul but what I mostly hear is U2styled anthemia pop with a slick production style that aims for maximum rock radio exposure. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing but I found the lads’ music somewhat samey, too calculated and uninspiring and I can’t recommend repeated listens. Cbwcmitchell@shaw.ca

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Soundtrack to a dream sequence Awesome from A27 al guests such as Murray Lightburn from The Dears, Angela Desveaux, Elephant Stone, Krista Muir, Evan Cranley from Stars and Broken Social Scene, Liam O’Neil from The Stills and many more. Does the name Jon Cohen ring a bell for some reason? Probably because he’s also been a key member of some notable alternative Canadian groups such as The Dears and Social Register. The Jon Cohen Experimental started up in 2006 and was Cohen’s response to more than a decade of service to the prolific Montreal music scene. The group has toured all over the Maritimes, Quebec and Ontario, making appearances at numerous festivals including Pop Montreal and NXNE to a variety of different audiences. Cohen now brings his solo sound out West to give us a taste of his new album which was in the works for three year— a touch long for industry standards but the new album is genuinely crafted and full of fine-tuned songwriting making the wait worthwhile. Cohen’s lyrical content makes poetic commentary on human nature’s destructive habits and its potential for greatness, all the while touching on modern life, spirituality and the human condition. He proves his insightful and thoughtprovoking nature through

songs such as Hold the Fire and Brain Pollution. My favourite song, hands down, is Don’t Be the Cloud. A soft, dreamlike ballad somewhat reminiscent of The Flaming Lips, this song is one that is definitely on my current top 10 playlist. Lyrics like “You’re not the island if you long to see the shore. You’re not the storm, if you’ve not yet learned to pour. You’re not enough when all you want is wanting more” provide this song as an inflection into finding out one’s true self. So, yes, I said that his music would be a great accompaniment to a summer’s eve or a Sunday drive, but Behold’s lyrics could also provide the flowing soundtrack to a time of self-meditation or heavy pondering, if that’s what you’re into. The Jon Cohen Experimental will be stopping by the Minstrel Café and Bar (4638 Lakeshore Rd.) on Jan. 26 and I would highly recommend enjoying his performance over something from the Café’s delicious menu and a bottle of vino (perhaps the perfect accompaniment for anything really). Cohen plays at 8 p.m. and a $5 entertainment charge per person will be added to your bill at the end of the night. Get a taste for the Jon Cohen Experimental at www.myspace.com/ thejoncohenexperience. Pyper Geddes is GM of Habitat. pyper@thehabitat.ca awesomeokanagan.com

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CAPITAL NEWS

SPORTS

Warriors secure McColgan in T.O. for top prospects game scholarships W CHANCE AT BRIGHT LIGHTS

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As far back as his first game in a Kelowna Rockets uniform three years ago, Shane McColgan had a definite goal for his hockey future: To be a first-round pick in the 2011 NHL entry draft. The speedy 5-foot-9 centre will have a chance to make his case under the bright lights Wednesday night in Toronto at the Canadian Hockey Leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Top Prospects Game. Listed 102nd among eligible skaters in Central Scoutingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most recent rankings, McColgan is, at the moment, well out of the range of the top 30 choices. But with different NHL teams expressing different needs, predicting where players will actually fall could prove to be an inexact science. McColgan plans to leave to leave nothing to chance at the Air Canada Centre as 40 of junior hockeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top prospects audition their skills. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to go in like itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a regular season game and play my hardest and try to get my draft stock up. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re showcasing yourself here,â&#x20AC;? said

McColgan, who leads the Rockets this season with 44 points. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is a little bit of pressure just because youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to impress people who could potentially draft you. You try not to think about it too much. Just have fun playing the game and everything will fall into place.â&#x20AC;? While the Top Prospects format features just one game, Rockets head coach Ryan Huska said McColganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s performance on Wednesday could go a long way to determining how high the California native is chosen next June. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Over the years, this game has become a real good opportunity for players to showcase themselves to NHL teams ahead of the draft,â&#x20AC;? Huska said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A few years ago, (former Rocket) Blake Comeau had a great showing and he moved himself quite a bit. Shane needs to go in and show good work habits. If he has a good night, he could force some teams to take a more serious look at him.â&#x20AC;? McColgan will play for Team Orr, but Doug Gilmour and Wendel Clark will be behind the bench as Bobby Orr is unavailable for the game.

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KELOWNA Rockets forward Shane McColgan will play for Team Orr at the CHL Top Prospects Game Wednesday night in Toronto.

ROCKETS HOST COUGARS

While McColgan struts his stuff for NHL scouts, the Rockets will be closing out a four-game home stand Wednesday against the division-rival Prince George Cougars. The B.C. Division race remains as tight as ever with the Giants in first with 49 points, the Cougars in second at 47 and the Rockets (23-20-0-0) just one point back of P.G. in third. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(The Rockets and

Cougars) are separated by one point, so I would expect this to be very much like a playoff game,â&#x20AC;? said Huska. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a very hard road for all the teams in the division with everything so tight. We have to be fighting hard every night and make sure weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re competing.â&#x20AC;? Kelowna is coming off a weekend of mixed resultsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;an inspired comefrom-behind 5-3 win over the Portland Winterhawks on Friday, followed by a

rather uninspired 5-2 loss to Medicine Hat on Saturday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I liked most everything we did against Portland, the way we were able to come back,â&#x20AC;? Huska added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The second night I thought we were a bit flat, we need to be more consistent.â&#x20AC;? This weekend, the Rockets play three games in as many nightsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Friday in Seattle, Saturday in Spokane and Sunday in Tri-City.

You can make it an even dozen Westside Warriors players who have secured an NCAA scholarship after a pair of forwards signed with American universities this week. Warriors captain Alex Grieve as well as fellow 20-year-old forward Quinn Gould have both received college commitments. Grieve, a Calgary native, has accepted a scholarship to attend Bentley College for the 2011-12 season while Gould has accepted an NCAA Division I scholarship to attend Merrimack College next season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As an organization we are very proud of all of our players,â&#x20AC;? said Warriors coach Darren Yopyk in congratulating both Grieve and Gould. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our mandate is to help the young student-athletes develop into not only great hockey players, but more importantly great citizens. We believe that as an organization we continue to do just that.â&#x20AC;? In 45 games played this year Grieve has 22 goals and 58 total points. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 11th in league scoring and leads his team in

three-star voting. Gould is the fourth player on the Warriors current roster to commit to Merrimack and will be joining former teammate Brendan Ellis.

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Former Warriors defenceman Justin Schultz is among the finalists for the Hobey Baker award as the NCAAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top hockey player. In just his second season with the University of Wisconsin, Schultz has 32 points in 26 gamesâ&#x20AC;Ś The Warriors hosted Powell River Tuesday (results unavailable) and will play two straight on the road this weekend as they play in Salmon Arm Friday and in Langley on Saturdayâ&#x20AC;Ś Last weekend the Warriors split a pair of games, beating Salmon Arm 6-1 before falling to Merritt with a score of 6-3.

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Serwa tops World Cup standings Kelsey Serwaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s third medal of the ski cross season has vaulted the 21-year-old Kelowna athlete to the top of the FIS World Cup standings. Serwa narrowly missed winning her second gold medal in a four-day span as she settled for second spot Sunday in Les Contamines, France, losing to French

skier Opelie David in a photo finish. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was in fourth the whole way downâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;I had the best seat in the house,â&#x20AC;? Serwa said of Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s final. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was just waiting for a chance to pass and they all kind of got tangled up.â&#x20AC;? It was just last Wednesday that Serwa raced to victory at a World Cup

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and had the last pick for the start. She just relaxed and let things play out in front of her,â&#x20AC;? said Eric Archer, head coach of the Canadian ski cross team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She squeezed through from fourth to second and it was a photo finish. She missed by the length of a hand. It was an exciting final.â&#x20AC;? Serwa opened the

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W COLLEGIATE VOLLEYBALL

Top-ranked Heat men’s v’ballers stay in first The No. 1 nationally-ranked UBC Okanagan Heat men’s volleyball team solidified its hold on top spot in the BCCAA and gained a measure of payback in the process. On Saturday night in Kelowna, the Heat rolled to a 3-0 (25-14, 25-21, 2518) win over the Fraser Valley Cascades, who had handed UBCO its only defeat of the season back on Oct. 30. With “unfinished business” as motivation, veteran power hitter Nate Speijer was to next to unstoppable and was named

the Heat’s player of the match. “Nate is one of those guys who keeps to himself, but you know when he’s ready to go,” said Heat setter Preston Tucker.“And tonight it was pretty obvious he was ready to go. He’s one of the leaders on this team and we look to him to have big games.” On Friday night, the Heat started slowly, then cruised past Columbia Bible College 3-1 (20-25, 25-22, 25-18, 25-17). Greg Niemantsverdriet was named UBCO’s

Eastside Mario’s player of the match. The Heat have won seven straight matches and top the conference at 9-1. With just four matches to go in the regular season and the provincials to be hosted at UBCO next month, Tucker likes the direction the Heat are headed in. “We’ll continue to get better,” Tucker said. “We want to peak at the right time. Ultimately we want to peak at provincials.” The Heat hit the road this weekend for matches

at Capilano and Douglas College.

HEAT WOMEN

The two-time defending national champ UBCO women rebounded from their first loss in 37 matches prior to the first semester break with a weekend sweep on their home court. On Friday, the Heat were pushed by CBC but still prevailed (25-18, 2523, 25-21) as Alex Basso was named player of the match. “It’s hard coming back after Christmas holidays

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and not playing for two months,” Basso said. “I think we still have a lot of things to work on.” On Saturday, the Heat turned it up a notch to dispose of the University of the Fraser Valley Cascades 3-0 (25-17, 25-14, 25-20). Setter Caitlyn Nyhus

picked up player of the match honours. “[Saturday] was tenfold better,” said Kaylan Gouldsborough, comparing Saturday’s win to Friday’s sluggish start against the Bearcats. “We were focused more in the team room before the game.”

The Heat (9-1) will travel to the Lower Mainland for matches this weekend against Caplino and Douglas. UBCO wraps up the regular season at home Feb. 4 and 5, then will have two weeks off before hosting provincials Feb. 24 to 26.

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Heat sweep Bearcats, host Douglas Friday Neither Columbia Bible College squad could offer much resistance as both UBC Okanagan Heat basketball teams opened 2011 with a weekend sweep in BCCAA action. In men’s play Friday in Abbotsford, the Heat rolled the Bearcats 7334. UBCO showed little rust from the Christmas layoff as Alex Roth paced the offense with 20 points. Mack Roth added 12 points. On Saturday night, more of the same as the Heat romped to a 9258 win. Micah Cockrill had 21 points and six rebounds, Connor McCormack scored 12 points, while Dan Briscoe scored 10 and had eight boards as the Heat pushed its season record to 6-3. With veteran guard Iain Con sidelined due to injury, rookie Dan Benson started both games, played a team-high 24 minutes on Friday and another 23 minutes on Saturday. “Dan was able to take advantage of this opportunity and really become comfortable on the court running the team’s offense this weekend,” said Heat coach Darren Semeniuk. “I think he will now have the confidence going forward to know that when he is on the court it is his job to run the offence and be a pest on defence. “I think the solid play of everybody this weekend bodes well for us as we would like to continue to get better as a team.” In women’s action, the Heat took down CBC 9464. Ashley Briker led the way with 26 points in 26 minutes, and added four steals and four assists.

STEVE SHULHAN/CONTRIBUTOR

ASHLEY BRIKER (left) and the UBC Okanagan Heat swept a pair of games from Columbia Bible College in BCCAA women’s basketball. Vernon native and Heat veteran Madison Kaneda returned to UBCO for her first game of the season and scored 17 points. The Heat forced 25 turnovers, five on steals by Nicole Duke who also chipped in with 10 points. On Saturday, graduating captain Jenna Kantz buried 26 points as UBCO romped to a 112-39 win. “I wish there was a way for me to keep Jenna around next year as well,” head coach Heather Semeniuk said of Kantz who is fifth all-time in scoring the school’s history. “It sure would have been nice having her veteran presence and ability around next year when

we compete in the Canada West Universities Athletic Conference.” Kaneda had 18 points, eight rebounds, five assists and five steals, while Briker scored 19 as the Heat moved to 6-3 on the season. The Heat will be on their home court this weekend to host Douglas College on Friday and Saturday. The women’s games are at 6 p.m. and 4 p.m., while the men go at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m. Following the women’s game Friday, the Heat will raise their 2010 B.C. championship banner to the rafters.

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Host Knights claim bronze in Cross Zone girls A b’ball tourney After playing nine games in a grueling 10day stretch, the Kelowna Christian Knights still had enough left in the tank to win the bronze medal at their home tournament. KCS finished with a strong fourth quarter to down Valemount 54-46 in the third place game at the Cross Zone girls A basketball tourney on Saturday afternoon. Kelsi Taron and Jessica Marees each scored 12 points as the No. 4-ranked Knights outscored Valemount 14-8 in the final quarter. “Those were two exhausted teams out there, but our girls found a way to finish it off,” said Knights coach Rob Robinson. The 2011 tournament semifinal was a rematch of last year’s B.C. semifinal which saw KCS handle Cedars Christian easily. This time the tables were turned as No. 2 Cedars outscored a fatigued Knights team 20-4 in the fourth quarter for a 64-48 win. Tournament MVP Kayla Gordon led Cedars with 25 points. Cammi Taron scored 13 for KCS, Kelsi Taron

Fernie and St. John’s— but seven of the top eight schools in the B.C. A rankings still managed to make it to Kelowna. The Cross Zone format was instituted this year to bring together the

province’s best teams and evaluate how the various regions stack up against each other. “It’s a brand new concept to see who’s strong in what zone,” said Robinson. “It helps us with wild

card seedings at the end of the year.” Menawhile, on Wednesday night, Kelowna Christian and Immaculata will meet for the first time this season in Okanagan Valley league action.

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Aged 74, passed away peacefully on January 9, 2011 in Kelowna B.C. after a short yet courageous battle with cancer with his children by his side. Ken was born in Hanna, Alberta and later moved to Calgary, Alberta. Ken worked for CN and transferred to Jasper in 1970 where he eventually retired in 1995, he held positions from brakeman up to General Yardmaster. Ken later moved to Kelowna where he spent his retirement years. Ken was predeceased by his parents Evelyn and Arnold Read and brother, Donald Read. He is survived by his sister, Linda Conley (Terry) and his favorite Aunt Ada Smith and many nieces and nephews. He leaves behind to mourn his loss his loving children Kathy Tassoni (Bruno) and grandchildren Daniel, Matthew and Ashley; Kelly Deagle (Jurgen) and grandchildren Jeremy, Hope and Aidan; Terri Smith (Donald) and grandchildren Lucas, Tyson and Hailey all of Jasper; and Kevin Read (Sheila) and grandchildren Kolby and Skye of Kelowna, B.C. Also by his side during his illness was his former wife, Elaine Read. No service will be held as per Ken’s wishes. In lieu of flowers you may make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Central Okanagan Hospice Association (www.hospicecoha.org).

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Born on January 1, 1932 in Grand Falls, Newfoundland passed away on January 14, 2011 in Kelowna. Survived by his loving family: wife, Mary of 49 1/2 years; sons, Paul (Patti) and Brian (Lydia); daughters, Brenda and Joanne; grandchildren, Malachy, Bobbie, Kevin and Shane; brothers, Andy and David; sisters, Imelda and Leona. Prayers will be said at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 21, 2011 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2547 Hebert Road, West Kelowna. Memorial Mass to follow at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations to the B.C. Cancer Agency, the B.C. Heart & Stroke Foundation, the B.C. Lung Association or to the Central Okanagan Hospice Association, #202-1456 St. Paul Street, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 2E6. Arrangements in care of Everden Rust Funeral Services, (250) 860-6440. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting everdenrust.com

KROGEL: KATHERINE MAGDALENA

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Katherine Magdalena Krogel, our beloved Mother and Grandmother on January 11, 2011 at the Ridge Meadows Hospital. She peacefully slipped away, at the age of 85. Katherine, known as “Kay” was born in Leader, Saskatchewan Oct 28, 1925. She came to Kelowna where she spent the majority of her life. She is predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Magdalena Senger, her daughter Karen Krogel and son Leslie Krogel. She is survived by her daughters: Marilee Krogel, Lorraine Krogel-Rodriguez, Genny Gudjonson (nee Krogel), Twyla Krogel, and her brother Gabriel Senger, plus numerous grandchildren. “God looked around his garden and found an empty space. He then looked down upon this earth, and saw your tired face. He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest; God’s garden must be so beautiful, he only takes the best. He knew that you were suffering, he knew you were in pain, he knew that you might never get well, upon this earth again. He knew the road was getting rough, and the hills were hard to climb. So he closed your weary eyelids and whispered, Peace be Thine. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone, for part of us went with you the day God called you home.” A celebration of life service will be held on January 25, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Valleyview Funeral Home, 165 Valleyview Road, Kelowna BC, with Interment to follow at the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Valleyview Funeral Home, Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial. Condolences can be made by visiting www.valleyviewfuneralhome.com

CHEAVINS, MARGARET

Passed away on January 13, 2011 at the age of 90 years. She is survived by her loving family: two daughters: Jean Neilson (Archie) of Lethbridge, AB, Maureen Pope (Marty) of Kelowna; son William Cheavins (Janice) of Richmond, BC; seven grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband William and son Tom. Margaret, beloved mother, grandmother and our “GG” will be so missed by all of those who knew and loved her. She was larger than life and meant so much to all of us. She will forever be in our hearts and touched our lived deeply. May she rest in peace. A special thanks to Debbie, Ted, Don and Darlene for being there. No service by request. Should family and friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 1633 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1P6. Condolences may be sent to the family by visitingwww.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.

HANKINS: NELL

Of Kelowna, passed away on January 15th, 2011 with her family by her side at the age of 87 years. Predeceased by her husband Charles in 1989. Nell is survived by two sons Keith and David, one daughter Deb (Paul); seven grandchildren Chuck (Deanne), Maryanne, Tina, Bill (Heather), Kevin (Crystal), Tammy (Lance) and Courtney, thirteen great grandchildren and also her sister Lillian Mack and two special daughter-in-laws Kathy and Cath. A Private Family celebration of Nell’s life will be held in the spring of 2011. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice in memory of Nell. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna. 250-762-2299

COHEN, JANTJE Jantje Cohen-Brakema passed away peacefully on January 12, 2011 in Kelowna B.C. She was 93 years old. Jantje, also known by many as Jenny, was born August 18, 1917 in Gronigen, The Netherlands. She was the third of four children. In 1952, she and her husband immigrated from the Netherlands and settled in Castlegar where she lived until she relocated to Kelowna in 2004 to be near her daughter Marianne. Jenny was a loving, gentle soul with a quiet nature and lived a simple life. She was an accomplished seamstress and loved gardening, walking, reading and knitting. For close to twenty years she enjoyed volunteering for the Castlegar Hospital Women’s Auxiliary. Her wisdom and strength were an inspiration to many. She was sadly predeceased by her husband Harry Cohen in 1986 and her son John Cohen in 2003. Jantje will be forever loved and missed profoundly by her children; Paul Cohen (Lorelei) in Cranbrook, Tressa Hofos (Bryan) in Costa Rica, Marianne Cohen in Kelowna and her daughter-in-law Nan Richardson-Cohen in South Slocan as well as four grandchildren , Sara, Luke, Sparla and Bradley. “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you, The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace”. In lieu of flowers donations in Jenny’s memory may be made to the Castlegar and District Hospital Auxiliary Society, Box 3183, Castlegar, BC, V1N 3H5 (Foundation’s Phone 250-304-1209 or Nettie at 250-365-6587). No service by request. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com 250 860 7077. Obituaries continued... please see next page


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MCPHERSON, Robert Donald “Bob” It is with deep sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Bob McPherson, known as “Big Bob” to his family and many friends. He was born February 11, 1955 in New Westminster and passed away Sunday, January 9, 2011 at his cabin at Headwaters. His family will miss him terribly: his mother Marie, his loving wife Twyla, son Troy (Anne) and new granddaughter Arianna, son Travis and grandson Aiden, (his mother Kate), sister Lana (Reg) Scott, and lots of nieces and nephews. He was sadly predeceased by his father Bob. Bob was a big man who lived a big life and took every ounce of enjoyment that he could. He thrived on adventure and would take anyone along for the ride with him. He was a generous man, always willing to help dig a sled out of a snowbank, rescue a marooned boat or share his last beer. He had a great sense of humor and a joke for every occasion. Bob was a devoted family man; all of the children that came into his life inevitably had way too much fun with “Uncle Bob” as the line between kid and grownup was sometimes a little blurry. A celebration of Bob’s life will be held on Thursday January 20th, 2011 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna B.C. Family and friends wishing to do so may make a donation to “Kids Care Society - Rock 4 Kids,” c/o CKLZ Power 104 FM, 3805 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna B.C. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com 250-860-7077.

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GENERAL VINEYARD LABOURERS General vineyard labourers needed to start work February 14, 2011. Candidates must be willing to work outdoors and in all seasonal conditions. On the job training is provided. Starting wage $9. 28/hour, approx 40-50 hours per week. Please fax resume to 250-766-3390. Gray Monk Cellars Ltd. 1055 Camp Rd. Okanagan Centre, B.C

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DOZER & Hoe Operators required for Company that constructs oil field roads & leases. Require operators with oil field lease & road construction experience. Competitive wages. Rooms & Meals provided by the company. Call 1-(780)723-5051, Edson AB. Experienced full-time auto glass installer required. Must have own tools. Must have own transportation. Wages negotiable. Please submit resume C/O Box #24, The Morning Star, 4407 - 25th Ave, Vernon, V1T 1P5 FULL-TIME CERTIFIED Heavy Duty Mechanic required by Bailey Western Star & Freightliner. Experience in service & repair of trucks, trailers & equipment. Fax resume to 250-286-0753 or email:

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CASUAL & TEMP. P/T REC. THERAPIST Our retirement community is looking for two dynamic, caring and creative individuals who thrive in a fast paced environment. Must possess min. 2yr Rec. Diploma, Class 4 License and previous experience working with seniors. Please fax resume attention to Michele 250-861-3404 or email com.hp@diversicare.ca

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Member Service Resource Team FBC, Canada’s Small Business Tax Specialist, has an exciting opportunity for a Member Service Resource Team Member in our Kelowna office. In this role, you will be a key team member responsible for giving superior service to our clients. Duties include providing T1 tax advice; accounting and bookkeeping functions; liaising with various Government departments; preparing correspondence and building strong customer relationships. The ideal candidate will have experience in preparing Canadian T1 tax returns, as well as knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping, GST / HST, and Canadian payroll. Experience dealing with CRA requests would be very helpful, as would completion of accounting/financial/tax courses. FBC is prepared to provide training in these areas to the right candidate. To be successful in this role, you must combine technical competence with focus on relationship building with clients and team members. FBC provides a competitive compensation package; ongoing training, support and opportunity for career development in a results-oriented, well-respected company. To apply, please forward your resume and covering letter via email to jwright@fbc.ca or via fax to (250) 861-8012. We look forward to hearing from you and will contact those applicants who best suit our requirements.

AN EXCITING AND CHALLENGING OPPORTUNITY Are you looking for a new and exciting challenge? Would you like the opportunity to determine your own income level? Are you seeking to be employed as a Sales Professional? At FBC we value people who embrace new challenges and change. We are FBC – The industry leader in small business and agricultural tax preparation, planning, assistance, and consultation. FBC is a rapidly growing company that will offer you a challenging yet rewarding opportunity in a fast paced environment with high growth potential in a protected sales territory. The potential exists for the development of the right candidate for supervisory and management positions. FBC offers Paid Company Training, Full Company Benefits Package, Superior Commission and Bonus Structure, and Attractive Incentive Programs. First Year Earning Potential - $75,000.00 + Qualifications: To be successful as a Sales Territory Manager, you must: ~ Be an effective communicator, ~ Possess strong personal, work, and business ethics, ~ Be motivated, enthusiastic, and focused, ~ Be a team player, and ~ Work with minimal supervision. ~ Tax knowledge is NOT a requirement for this position A valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle are required for this position. If this describes you, we would like to speak to you about a challenging career with FBC. All interviews will be treated in the strictest confidence. Current Protected Territory Opportunity: Northern Okanagan Area Submit Resumes via Fax @ (250) 861-8012 or via Email to gdiamond@fbc.ca Attention: Mr. Diamond Web Site: FBC.CA

HOUSEKEEPER required. Twice/week minimum 8 hours. During school hours preferably specific days negotiable. Salmon Arm. 250-803-0067. $11/hr. HOW would you like to get paid everytime someone turns on their TV, heat, computer or uses the phone. Be your own boss. 250-718-7190 INK AND toner cartridge refiller. Fluent in English and Taiwanese. Able to start ASAP. Please submit your resume to kelownasaveoncartridge@shaw.ca. No phone calls please. JOBS! JOBS! JOBS! No experience necessary, we will train. Must be 18+yrs. of age. Call 250-860-3590 or Email: info@plazio.ca Kelowna Weight Loss Challenge. Weekly weigh-ins. Win Cash. Call 250-869-1747 S.Sundher Orchard - Farmworker needed for end of FebOct.15 $9.28/hr 40hrs/.wk pruning, tinning, cherry, apple, picking. 250-765-5267 or email davesandher@live .ca

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Income Opportunity Become a new AVON Independent Sales Rep. and receive over $125 worth of products, ask me for details. Candice Munro (250)-764-3671 candice.munro@hotmail.com AVON Independent Sales Rep

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Medical/Dental EXPERIENCED DENTAL Receptionist required for busy specialty practice, 3-4 days per week. Professionalism, ability to multi-task and flexibility are key to this position. Applicant must be a team-player. Please fax resume with cover letter to kelowna@okanaganoralsurgery.com OPTICIAN wanted for a busy optometry office, this is a FT permanent position Mon-Fri, wage neg., DOE, enjoy working in a fun professional environment with ample time off and unmatched job security. Please apply in person to Lifetime Eyecare Optometry Centre or send resume. All enquiries are confidential.

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VINEYARD MANAGER Position Minimum of 2 years Vineyard Management experience. Accredited Viticulture course, knowledge and understanding of spraying and tractor use. Ability to manage a vineyard staff. Compensation based on experience. Please submit resumes to: Dirty Laundry Vineyard 7311 Fiske Street Summerland, BC, V0H 1R3 or email to info@dirtylaundry.ca Attention: Human Resources

Retail SALES ASSOCIATE ~ P/T at Fashion Addition 14+, in our Spall Plaza location. Fax resume to: 604-514-5918 or Email: sharvey@fashionaddition14plus.com

Sales 50%+ COMMISSION. FT or PT. Market EZTirematch.com website benefits and services. No upfront fees. EZTirematch.com for details. SALES REPRESENTATIVEFoothills Creamery Ltd. is currently seeking a f/t sales rep. This position is resp for business development & maintaining sound customer relations. You must be able to identify & analyze client needs, opportunities, etc offering sound solutions. As the company rep you will exhibit a passion for results & a desire to excel. The position offered is salary pay and is a unique opportunity that offers exc potential for sales growth. Overnight outings expected. QUALIFICATIONS: 3-4 years sales experience required. Food sales an asset. Valid driver’s license. Understanding of Microsoft Office & smart phone required. Forward complete resume with cover letter & driver’s abstract to kelowna@foothillscreamery.com

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APPRENTICE ELECTRICAN required for wood frame and commercial construction. Fax resume to Howell Electric Kelowna 250-860-7735 ENSIGN ENERGY SERVICE INC. is looking for experienced Drilling Rig, & Coring personnel for all position levels. Drillers, Coring Drillers $35. $40.20.; Derrickhands $34., Motorhands $28.50; Floorhands, Core Hands, Helpers $24. - $26.40. Plus incentives for winter coring! Telephone 1-888-ENSIGN-0 (1-888-3674460). Fax 780-955-6160. Email: hr@ensignenergy.com.

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Moving & Storage

AAA Best Rates Moving $59+. “Why Pay More” Short/Long Distance. Free Est. Res/Comm, 861-3400 FAMILY Movers. Moving? Anything, anywhere. Local and long distance throughout 2010 Packing service available, weekly trips to Vancouver, Alberta, full and partial loads. Cheapest rates in the valley. Free Estimates, 250-493-2687 NORTH END Moving Service Local/Long Distance. Free Estimates 250-470-9498

Painting & Decorating 100% AFFORDABLE Painting Exp, quality. Int Paint/ceilings. Winter Specials. Terry 8639830 or 768-1098 DALE’S PAINTING Service. Painting Kelowna a better place since 1982, 862-9333

Plumbing 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 ‘#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 kelownajunkremoval.com #1 CHEAP HAUL Most jobs 50% less then competitors. Why Pay More?? 250-718-0993 250-808-0733 SKYHIGH DISPOSAL. Full service Junk Removal & Bin Rentals.

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LARRY’S LITTLE DUMPER We haul little loads of anything, landscaping materials, & Junk to the dump Call 250-718-1114 BOB’S ONE TON TRUCKING. All your rubbish needs. FREE scrap car hauling. 25yrs of satisfied Customers. Bob 250-765-2789, 861-0303 pgr

ERIK the STUDENT Rubbish & Appliance Removal. Hauls from $39.99 & up

250-859-9053

Sand/Gravel/Topsoil Small loads sand delivered, 1 -2 yards Spread on driveway 4 wheel drive 1 ton dump. By the hour or job (250)448-0310

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

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

Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay Feed for sale. Round bales, barley haylage, & grass alfalfa mix hay. 250-546-6076 eves. HAY FOR SALE; Grass or Grass Alfalfa mix, Round bales $70 each, approx. 800lbs, delivery avail. on larger orders, also Silege bales or Feeder hay. 250-838-6630 *HAY-SALES-GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763.

Lessons/Training DOG/PUPPY training, SPECIAL $50/mth LIMITED SPACE, BOOK NOW! Pawsitive Choices 250-768-2011

Pet Services WHOLESALE PET GROOMING SUPPLIES & equipment. www.HSAPETSUPPLIES.COM Sharpening & repair service.

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Pets

$200 & Under

Firewood/Fuel

Sporting Goods

Houses For Sale

Apt/Condo for Rent

Male Bichon pups, great disposition, litter trained, non shedding, micro chipped, 1st shots, $550. 250-832-4923 OLD WORLD Long Haired Shepherds and Belgian Puppies Ready now. Soft Beautiful Coats. Black, Black and Tan. Red or Brown Sables. Shots, vet checked and Wormed. Health Records. Calm Easy Going Temperaments. Straight Backs with no Hip Issues. Meet the Parents and Grands. $500. For info 250-547-9763. Lots of references.

BED, King, $200. 250-8608127 BED, Queen, $160. (250)8608127 Computer System, Windows Internet ready Excellent Cond. $200. 250-869-2363 Kelowna End Tables, 2 Hard Wood & Coffee table, $200 all. Beautiful set. 250-860-8127 TABLE & CHAIRS (4) h/wood oak, 2 ext, $165. 860-8127

SKS’s from $199, CZ 858’s $749, CQ-A1 AR15’s $749, .233 Ammo $500/1000. Glock’s & CZ’s from $699, repairs, refinishing, reblueing. All at The Best Little Gunshop Around Weber & Markin 4-1691 Powick Rd, Kel. 250762-7575 Tues-Sat, 10-6

REDUCED PRICE $259,000 Court order 2 bdrm Rancher on .26 beautiful lot. 2132 Witt Rd. ( Free Hold ) MLS. Anna Szovek, MacDonald Reality (250)-870-1184 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.

BEAUTIFUL 2bdrm 2bath fr st dw w/d a/c fp, closed prkng Close to lake $1150 Available Feb 1(250)862-9595 BELGO AREA, Rutland Rd. South. 2bd, $900 hydro, f/s, NO PETS, bus route, Avail. now. 250-491-3345, 869-9788 BROCKTON Manor. 2bd, $900 incl prking & utils. 1bd, $800. 250-860-4836 ask for Marita or Edna CAPRI MALL area. Senior Orientated building. NP, laundry, 2bd $800/mo 250-979-2771 FAIRLANE Crt. Close to shopping, on bus route, 2bd aprt, heat & hot water incl, $900. 250-860-4836 LOFT located Downtown on Sunset Dr. next to Waterfront Park & Prospera Place. Featuring over height ceilings and windows, rooftop deck, 2 bdrms, 2bath, 5appls. window coverings, secure covered parking, avail immed. $1350/mth. 250-763-6600, 250-878-5968 MILL CREEK ESTATES 1590/1588 Spall Rd. Premiere Rental Complex in Kelowna. Different Floor Plans Available Close to Shopping / Restaurants. Call for Availability. 250860-4836 or email: millcreekestates@ shaw.ca SKI IN/SKI OUT BIG WHITE Condo for rent, 3bd, 2bth, sleeps 8, fully furnished. $3500/mo. 250-768-1505 SKYE, 23rd floor, Big views, 3 bed, furnished May 1. $2000/m Opt 2. Lofts on Eliss unit 1001 - 2 bed furn. $1800/m. Feb 1 shaunarowell@shaw.ca Spacious 2bdrm close Capri Center mall in Newly renovated building fr st dw ac hotwater Ug parking laundry services avail. Avail immed $875/mo (250)860-7416 or email lynnparker1002@gmail.com WESTBANK two bed & den, 6 appl, 1 u/g parking. Kids OK. No parties, No pets. $1200 month plus deposit, utilities incl. 1 yr lease pref, refs req. 250-681-1968 lv msg. 1&2BD suites. Kelowna’s best apartment complex. www.thepalisade.ca. 250-762-3455 625 Rowcliffe Ave. 2bd, 1bth condo on the 2nd flr, close to all amens, $975mo. Avail immed. 250-575-1123 or 250717-1182 2Bdrm.+1bdrm apt.suites Spacious, close to all amenities, NS, NP, 1yr lease, Avail Jan. 15th incl heat. 250-763-6600

Merchandise for Sale

Antiques / Vintage Passionate Coin Collector Wants to buy your Coins, Silver, Sets & Collections. Pls call Chad 250-863-3082

$300 & Under 2YR OLD Hotpoint Washer $250. (250)860-8127. Computer Laptop, Windows, Wireless, Excellent Condition, $300. 250-869-2363 Kelowna FRIDGE and stove, $300/both. (250)860-8127.

$400 & Under

Auctions

New Condo central Vacuum & attachments. $395 No Taxes. (reg $695) 250-762-3468

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$500 & Under

Call the Capital News 250-763-7114

GENTLY USED furniture and home decor store now open upstairs at Western Star Auctions in Kelowna. We also have other items for sale as well like jewelry. Stock changes often. Check us out before you buy. 1960B Dayton Street 250-868- 3202

Bicycles

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Bargain Building Sale out) 30x36, 39x57, 60x87 Other Limited out) Deals Available. Reserve.

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Source # 1JS. 1-800-964-8335 Bargain Building Sale (Closeout) 30x36, 39x57, 48x72, 60x87. Other Limited (Closeout) Deals available. Call to reserve. www.sunwardsteel.com Source#1JS. 1-800-964-8335

$100 & Under (12)TRAILER RAFTER, 11.5’, $10. 250-860-8127. 2 tickets, David Garrett concert Seattle Feb 1, $95/both. Reg $148. Call 250-868-3346 ABDOMINAL Exerciser, new, $65. 250-860-8127. ASSORTED MIRRORS. 6’X3’ with frame, beautiful, must see. $65. 250-860-8127. BED, double $100. (250)8608127 BED, single $100. (250)8608127 DBL bdrm suite-clean matt, 2 end tbl, mirrored dress, chest of drawers, $100. 826-1054. ELECTROHOME TV, 26”, cabinet model, good color, $50. 250-762-4992 NIGHT tables, 2, $75/both. (250)860-8127 OLDER type dbl bed w/frame complete with very clean mattress, $50. 250-826-1054. POOL TABLE, small for kids, $45. 250-860-8127. SHEEPS Wool Quilt with nearly new cover $80 (250)7620369 STOVE, $100. 250-860-8127.

$200 & Under 24” STOVE, white, $140. 250860-8127. AKAI-STEREO w/radio, turntable, CD player, 2 speakers. $200 obo. 250-764-4393 ASSORTED DRESSER, lrge, w/mirror, hard wood, $165 obo. (250)860-8127

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John Deere 855 4x4 24HP compact Tractor FEL. Rear 7’ blade 47” snowblower Mint shape, Garage kept. 352 hrs. $18,500 (250)454-6756

Food Products SALE - 20 sides of BEEF, naturally grown, approx 250lbs sides, no additives, $2.49lbs cwf. 250-546-6494

Free Items

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BLACK Lab Rottie Cross Springer Spaniel, needs acreage, not used to town. Call 250-769-7373 FERAL cats to give away. Must be gone Jan 27. Call 250-769-7373 FREE 8 millimeter movies, from all over the world. If interested plz call (250)-762-3246 FREE Beer fridge, runs well. 250-862-3530. FREE P/U- Appliances, Rads, Batteries, Old machinery, vehicles. Harley 778-821-1317 FREE - Two super cuddly, fixed, indoor cats, moving out of town. Need to find a home for this pair of best buds. Please call (250)- 864-9266 KING size waterbed, incl headboard & frame, night table. Call 250-763-3315 MATTRESS & boxspring, Queen, clean & stain free. Pick up in Winfield. Call 250766-3741 SIMMONS Queen Beatyrest pocket coil, firm, clean. 250862-3931 WE will pick up & recycle your wire pipes, & aluminum windows,from reno’s, batteries radiators etc.too.(250)717-0581

Fruit & Vegetables Graziano Orchards 3455 Rose Rd. Different varieties of Apples sold all winter long. Also homemade apple pies. (250)-860-2644.

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Firewood/Fuel

FIREWOOD. Fir, $165/cd, Jackpine, $145/cd.Ponderosa, $120/cd. Jim, 250-762-5469

APPLEWOOD $150, Pine $75, 2/3 cord split & dry. Free Delivery Kelowna (250)762-7541 GARAGE Stored Fir & Pine mix, $79.95 pick-up load delivered. 250-575-4574

Furniture “BEARLY” Used Home Furnishings; Tables & Chairs from $99, Sofa’s, Hide-a-beds from $99. Much more in store! OK Estates Furniture and More. 3292 Hwy 97N( beside Sheepskin Boutique) (250)-807-7775 GENTLY USED furniture and home decor store now open upstairs at Western Star Auctions in Kelowna. We also have other items for sale as well like jewelry. Stock changes often. Check us out before you buy. 1960B Dayton Street 250-868- 3202

Heavy Duty Machinery 2001 JD35 ZTS excavator, rubber tracks, hydraulic thumbs. $14,500. Cobelco 30 excavator, rubber tracks, hydraulic thumb, $12,500. Hitachi ex60 hydraulic thumb, 3 buckets, needs a little tlc, runs and works well. $10,500. case 480F backhoe, 4 in 1 bucket, 3800 original hours. $14,500. 250-938-4257.

Misc. for Sale A FREE TELEPHONE SERVICE - Get Your First Month Free. Bad Credit, Don’t Sweat It. No Deposits. No Credit Checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Today Toll-Free 1-866884-7464 BRAND new 5 stage reverse osmosis water filtration system. Retail price: $795. Now: $250. Call 250-863-1544 BUILDING SALE... “ROCK BOTTOM PRICES!” 25x30 $6200. 30x40 $9850. 32x60 $15,600. 32x80 $19,600. 35x60 $17,500. 40x70 $18,890. 40x100 $26,800. 46x140 $46,800. OTHERS. Doors optional. Pioneer MANUFACTURERS DIRECT 1-800-668-5422 CAN’T GET UP YOUR Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift. Call 1-866-9816591 FAR-INFRARED SAUNAS Year end Blow out Demos starting at $549. Free del.,setup try. Kel. 1-888-239-9999 www.SOLARUSsauna.com HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com RIGIDFOAM Insulation, 2 x 5 10/ bundle $15ea bundle. Call 250-862-8682, 1660 Cary Rd STEEL BUILDINGS PRICED TO CLEAR - Incredible end-ofseason factory discounts on various models/sizes. Plus FREE DELIVERY to most areas. CALL FOR CLEARANCE QUOTE AND BROCHURE 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170 TRADE: Queen size air bed for dbl or queen size regular bed. 250-765-7790 X-ACTO Blades, 6 boxes left, $10ea. Please call 250-7637114

Misc. Wanted Silver Buyer & Coin Collector in Town Now. Buying Sterling, Tea Services, Coins, Gold, Jewelry, Accumulations, etc. Any amount, 1800-948-8816

WANTED: 2000 or newer motorhome, max 27’, walk around rear bed. Low kms. Please call 250-762-0619

Store Equipment/ Fixtures 10’ RESTAURANT Hood, exhaust, cladding, fire suppress system. New $10.5k, used 3 yrs. Asking $4k. Castlegar 250-365-1972.

Garage Sales

Garage Sales CENTRAL Okanagan Hospice Association is holding a garage sale Jan 17-Jan 21, 9am3pm, 202-1456 St. Paul St. Sale incls items such as office furnishings etc.

Real Estate Acreage for Sale 3 Acres, Whitevale Area, Lumby. Flat, trees, drilled well, gas/hydro to driveway. Price $235,000.00 + HST OBO. 250-547-6932. $89.000 For 5.5 acres Arrow Lakes Area also 10+ acre lots & cabin for sale. email for pics selkirk8@telus.net (250)-269-7328

Apt/Condos for Sale 1 & 2bdrm Condos for sale, secure building, reno’d, close to downtown, from $149,000. Vernon. 250-826-2284 HOLLYWOOD Station. 1182 sq’ 2nd flr condo, back area, 2bd, 2prking stalls, new paint, $10,000 down, $237,500 balance, 5yr open mortgage at 4% by owner. 250-762-3966 MUST sell 1 & 2 bdrm condo’s, $115,000-$195,000. By Spall Plaza. 250-718-8866 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.

Appraisals/ Inspections A-1 Appraisals Ltd- Mortgage financing including New construction & Matrimonial Mediation. Approved Appraisers for all Financial Institutions. 250861-8440, linsal@telus.net

Business for Sale ACREAGE WITH HOME & INCOME in the Kootenays. Mini storage, store, u-haul & living quarters on beautiful 5 acre land near Castlegar, BC. Good income, easy to run. $499,000 may consider trade for house in Kelowna area. 250-764-4710 Seasons Salon & Spa, Aveda Concept Spa in Vernon BC, established in 2007. Serious enquiries only. 250-308-7373

Duplex/4 Plex FULL SXS, fin. up/ down, Capri/creek, total reno’d, 9 bdrm, 4 bath. $540,000. 718-8866 Westbank 2 bdrm heat incl. $850/mo Avail Feb 1 Quiet clean, close to town 768-3042

For Sale By Owner THINKING OF SELLING? For a confidential, no obligation, free market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-762-9446 or 250-860-1100 anytime.

Houses For Sale Lets You Live Life.

Musical Instruments MOIR Pianos. New & Used Grand & Upright Pianos. Call Richard Moir 250-764-8800 YAMAHA 16 channel mixer, with all the bells & whistles! and 2 Yamaha MSR 400watt powered speakers. Like new, only used a couple times. With cables & stands $1250. (250)833-1976

******* OKHomeseller.com Where smart sellers meet smart buyers! View Thompson Okanagan properties for sale.// Selling? No Commission. (250) 545-2383 or 1-877-291-7576 Buyer coming Feb 1st. Wants lovely home w/pool upto $1 million. Cash, close in 7dys. Serious sellers. Grant, 250862-6436 Sundance Realty MORTGAGES LOW RATES. 5YR. 3.59% VARIABLE 2.25% Trish at 250-470-8324

Real Estate

Homes Wanted WANTED: 3+bd, 1.5+bth, 2000sq’+, upto $400,000. Call 250-826-2284

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

Other Areas Land of Orchards, Vineyards & Tides in Nova Scotia’s beautiful Annapolis Valley. Live! Work! Bring Business! Free Brochure Website: www.kingsrda.ca Email: mmacdonald@kingsrda.ca Toll-free: 1-888-865-4647

Rentals Acreage 30 acres of prime farmland for lease in Upper Mission. Call Rick 250-215-2449, John 250212-2386

Apt/Condo for Rent 1BD, avail Feb 1, completely redone. Secure building. Call 250-861-4700 1BDRM Condo in Parkway Place on Upton Crt. Next to Parkinson Rec centre. fr, st, ac, ug pking, secured enrty. NS. NP 1yr lease. $800 Avail. Mar.1 (250)762-0881 2BDRM lrg furn/ utils. NS, NP. Spall Plaza. Bus, shopping. Immed. $850. 250-718-8866 3BDRM bright N. Glenmore, 5 appl, 2 car gar, ns, np, $1175. 250-768-6792. 625 Rowcliffe Rd. K-S, bright, quiet, 2 bdrm, nice, very clean, NP, NS, close to dwtwn and bus stop. Avail immed. (250)861-8435.or(250)575-1123 A fabulous new 2bd show suite, possible rent-to-own. If you have a down payment, lets talk. All the bells & whistles, great 1st home. Low strata fee. 250-763-8003 AVAIL IMMED. Lrg 2 bdrm, 2 bath condo at Yaletown Kelowna. Near UBCO. Priv end unit, brand new W/D, fridge, stove & dshwshr. 2 u/g sec prking, $1100. 250-860-5737

Auctions

Rentals

Commercial/ Industrial 2500SQ’ Space plus 2 second flr offices, AC, 3-phase power, 12’ door. 250-762-4883 or 250-868-6198

Auctions

AND COLLECTIBLE

AUCTION

SUNDAY, JANUARY 23RD

View and browse the catalogue on-line

Partial List Includes: Desirable Belgian oak and burl walnut bookcase sofa, Mission oak arts and crafts style bookcase, Victorian balloon back dining chair, 1890’s upholstered wire framed arm chairs, selection of Trophy mounts, beautiful sterling silver bracelet set with 30 Blue Sapphires and 90 White Topaz (appraised at $6,000.00), original signed Tommy Tinkler water colour painting, 50” tall carved Haida toten pole signed Morrison, large assortment of collectibles, selection of boxed lots and so much more …

Viewings to be held in our Vernon Showrooms. VIEWINGS: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Wednesday thru Saturday 9:00 AM ‘til sale time Sunday SALE TIME:

1:00 PM Sunday, January 23rd

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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 HWY frontage, Westside, 2700sq’, 1850sq’ main, 875sq’ upper, 14’ overhead door. $1250. Ray, 250-548-3044 WAREHOUSE, Central Location, easy access to Hwy. 5000sq’, $7.50/sq’+ trpl net chrgs 250-868-2625 212-1491

Duplex / 4 Plex 2BD, 1.5bth, 4 appls, all window blinds, carport, NP. Avail immed. (250)860-8583 477 Hein Rd., 2bdrm, very clean, big living rm, w/d/f/s, avail. immed., big sundeck/carport $1000+util., 250317-8844, 250-490-0046 4BD Duplex +den, near schools, shops, Greenway & bus, appls, WD, fenced yard, small pets ok, utils extra. Feb 1. $1450. 250-763-4598 $750 + utils, 2 bdrm 4-plex at 2591 Hwy 97/Mills Rd. Pet ok. Ref’s req’d. 250-765-5578. Affordable 2 Bdrm End Units x2.) Newly Reno’d, fnc’d yard Rutland near sch/shops/prks Available Feb.1 $950-$1100. Call Mark 1-250-938-8040 DUPLEX, Downtown Kelowna, hospital area, 2bd, 5appl, NS, NP, adult, wrking cpl pref. $950+utils. 250-212-9189 or 250-764-2057 FEB 1. 2bd duplex, 1 bth, Ok Mission, like new, 4 appl, lrg yard. $920 incl water, sewer, ns, np. DD, ref’s 250-764-4786

Misc for Rent Rent to own. House & Condos avail. Small deposit. www.ezproperites.ca 250-869-0637

Modular Homes 2 mobiles, Westside, One with Fr, st, w/d for 1 or 2 person, $650, & 2bdrm fr,st, $750 NP. 768-5080 or 717-1033

Homes for Rent 1Bdrm self contained with garage & shed. Near lake. Gorgeous View. 4 appls. Avail. Jan 1. No dogs. 15k on Westside Rd. $675 + utilities. Ref’s NS. pets negot 250-769-3672 2176 SUNVIEW Drive- 4 bed, 2 bath, 6 appl, hdwd, dbl garage, views, walking to Rose Valley elementary n/s, n/p, ref req’d $1,900/mo. + util avail. Feb 1. 250-808-4873 milenefort@gmail.com 2+BD, 1bth, SF, WD, in Pandosy Village, $1100+utils. 1yr lease. Feb 15. 250-801-3641 2Bdrm Carriage house, Avail.Feb 1st. DT. $1100/mo.+ Utilities. NP. (250)212-8909 2Bdrm house upper level in Capri area shar’d laundry mature working couple, with small workspace & garage $1000 +utils (250)448-8507 3/4 BD., Winfield area, $1575 +utils. NO PETS. Avail Now. Overlooks Wood Lake on East side. Close to schools. Call 250-869-9788, 250-491-3345 3BD Mainflr $1300 & 3bd lower w/o suite, $1000. Will rent together or separate. Large lot w/view. Hrdwd flrs, appls incl., very good cond. 250-7699038. qizhangsun@gmail.com 4BD home in pref Glenmore neighborhood, 2 full bths, clean & bright, $1800 incl utils. Ref’s req’d. 250-317-1045 5BDRM, 3 bath, full house, avail Feb 1, Primrose Rd. $1700. NS, NP. 250-3174630. Bsmnt could be sep. too A Lrg Clean 4 bdrm + bonus room w/deck, fr, st, dw, wd, cen. air. ug sprinklers. Quiet neighborhood on cul du sac. Lrg yard, parking, pet neg. NS $1695 Call 1-250-371-3382 BRIARWOOD RD- 4bdrm, 2 baths, 5appl, laundry rm, bonus rm, fenced yard, storage shed, close to schools, rec center & shopping. Avail immed. $1250+ utils 864-2361 GLENROSA Area. 3/bdrm $1500 mo+utils. Available now. NO PETS. Lrg back fenced yard. 250-869-9788 or 250-491-3345 Peachland 3bdrm House 2 BATH No dogs $1200 incl. utils. (250)765-5267,869-2186

KETTLE Valley, beautiful home, 4bd, 2.5bth, large priv yard overlooking park & lake, granite counters, lots of light, NS, NP. $2100+utils. Call 250864-6027 LAKE VIEW home. 1744 Merlot Dr. 4bdrm + office, 3 baths. Oversz dbl attach grge, hrdwd & tile throughout, ss appl, jetted tub. Fully lndscpd. $2200/mo. 403-607-6046. WESTBANK, 4bdrm, close to Superstore. Lrg cov’d patio, 2nd kitchen, sngl car gar, np, ns. $1800 + util 250-859-6087. WESTIDE area, very private, 2860 Scharf Rd. 3bd House, 1.5bth, Feb 1. $1100. Call 250-768-5768 Cabin 1bd, $670 utils incl. Feb 1st. Call 250-765-2429 3Bd 5Appl Carport Pet OK $1000 OR 4Bd 5Appl FamRm Patio $1250 - 250-860-1961– www.cdnhomefinders.ca

Rooms for Rent 2BD, furn’d, sem-priv, sep ent Util/int incl. Clean/quiet, ideal for Snr/stdnt, meals neg., $525 ea. +$200 DD.250-765-0746 A-1 clean furn’d cbl. & w/d, wl int, quiet, monthly avail. immed. 250-862-9223 All Comforts of Home, furn.rooms/suites DT. wireless int. ca. WD.fr $450. 861-5757 Homemaker in Rutland needs working adult roommate. $500 room (250)491-7525

Senior Assisted Living SENIOR HOME SHARING from $595, 250-768-9158. Westbank

Shared Accommodation 2BD, downtown, bus route, close to amens, utils incl, $460 Call 250-762-3885 Glenmore House, utils incl, no phone, int avail, Feb 1st. $550. 250-469-1238, 250-718-5025 LARGE 1bd w/own bth, quiet, clean, incl all, furn’d/ partially furn’d.$575+dd. 250-862-7339 CLEAN Roommate. ND, ND, NP. From $440-$490/mth 250860-8106, 250-718-1621

Storage BOAT, RV & Dry Storage Hwy 33 & 97, Prime space, cheapest in town!! 250-862-8682

Suites, Lower 1091 Schell Crt. 1bd, 1bth bsmt suite, NS, NP, near Max store, school & bus. Avail now. Rutland. $750. 250-826-4080 1500sqft., New reno all appls respon. adults /seniors .NS. NP Close to all amenities. $975. +1/2 utils. (250)-7654495 email:okraven@shaw.ca 1Bd 4Appl Patio $750 Incl-Util, Cable, Net OR 2Bd 4Appl Patio $850. 250-860-1961www.cdnhomefinders.ca 1BD, $650 incl utils, except cbl & lndry, AC, NP. Feb 1. 250491-3496, 250-808-1961 1BD. full bath, bright w/d, ns, np,cls. to Costco, Avail. Feb.1, $700. incl. utils. 250-448-5661 1BD., Off McCurdy, f/s, w/d, priv. ent., nr. bus, ns, np, pref 1 person, $800. util/cbl. incl. Avail Feb 1 (250)491-9006 1Bdrm, lots storage Blk Mtn area. Lakeview on acreage. $975 (250)681-3634 1bdrm shared laundry all utils incl. NS NP single person near Costco $850/mth + DD avail immed. 250-762-5830 1 BEDROOM Suite. All utilities except phone. Shared laundry. N/P N/S References Required. $725. 250-493-3088 2Bd 1bath,sep entry,for 2 people fr, st, full cable, $650 utils incl. Available.(250)869-9834 2BD. incl. utils., ns, np, no lndy.,$750.mo. avail.Feb1, DD req’d., gr. lev. 763-5420 after 4 2BDRM Lower suite. Hosp. area, bright, 4appl, fresh paint, h/w flrs., new carpet, f/p, cls. to amens. $850. 250-470-1315 2BDRM suite, $1000 + utils. Shared laundry, close to KLO Campus on Raymer Ave. NS, NP. Great area. 250-868-8695 3BD/2bd lower w/o suite, $1000. Large lot w/view. Hrdwd flrs, appls incl., very good cond. 250-769-9038. qizhangsun@gmail.com

3BD bsmt suite. Avail. Feb 1, fenced yard, F,S, bus route, nice quiet people needed. $800 + utils., 250-763-6886 BRIGHT 2bd, Capri area, gas FP, own lndry, utils incl, cats ok, Feb 1. NS. 250-869-7144 Clean 2 bd DT 4 appls.yard patio prkng NP NS . $1025. inc. util.Avail 250-215-1073 DT 1 bd 2 bath bsmt suite, own laundry,4appls, NS, pets neg. NP, working couple perferred. 1 block to Cultural District $700 incl electricity. Avail Immed.( 250)-860-9630 Feb 1, Hospital area, newer 1bd, FS, DW, tub, shower, patio, 1-person, NP, NS. Incl utils, cbl, $750. 250-860-8031 LAKEVIEW Heights 1Bdrm. Big, Bright, laundry, cable, utilities included. $800/mo Available Now (778)755-4222 LEGAL- new lrg 1bdrm suite. $850 incl utils, lndry. NS. NP. 250-765-0707, 250-864-7377. Lrg suite,1Bd+Den, sep. entry, $850 incl. all utils, gas,elec, int, & cable.quiet rural acreage in Ellison. NS. 1 pet allowed Avail. Jan.10 (250)-470-2576 NEW 2bd view of city/lake dw own lndry, heat control. NS/ NP. $900. 778-753-3848 NEWER, lrg 2bd bsmt suite on Kirschner Mnt. Wonderful view of lake & Kelowna. NS, ND, no pets or children. Ideal for working couple or student. All utils incl, only $1000. Nov 15. Call 250-491-5992 Newly renovated 1 bdrm bsmt suite. Gordon/ KLO Area w/d $775 utils. incl’d. Avail. Feb. 1 Call 250-212-3299 RUTLAND: Walking to shop, schools, bus, New 2 bdrm legal suite, new appl,w.int. avail now, $1000. . 250-317-2879. VICTORIAN Character downtown, 1 bach, $650. Utils incl. NS, NP. Call 250-878-3481, 250-448-8783 W.bank 2bdrm 2 prkng spots laundry, basic utils. incl’d.pets ok. $1175. Quiet, cul du sac. priv yard.reno’d (250)681-4888 WINFIELD, 2bd. Bsmt, on sm. acreage, very bright/clean, $800.util. incl. 250-212-9315 WSTSIDE, 1bd, priv. ent, cln & qt, 6 appl, ac & sat, in qt adlt hm, ns, np, 1 qt oldr wrk prs. $700 1/4 util. 250-769-7703. 2BD Main flr, looks very nice, $800 incl all. NS. Feb 1. 250860-7014, 250-863-0822

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100% BC Owned and Operated Seminars & Events: Balancing Fitness and Lifestyle for Weight Loss with Global Fitness Team.

Monday, January 24, 7:00-8:30pm Cost $5. To register call 250-862-4864

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