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Impaired driving enforcement now more complex Kathy Michaels STAFF REPORTER

Kelowna traffic cops are facing an increased number of drug addled drivers on the roads, prompting them to shift gears in their enforcement efforts. “A high number of people are on some kind

of medication,” said Sgt. Brad Swecera, of the Central Okanagan Traffic Services, noting that the problem arises when prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs are not taken properly, or mixed with even the smallest amount of alcohol. “We’re also seeing a high number of people

using cannabis and cocaine.” Until recently, however, police didn’t have the training that allowed them to deduce impairment from drugs. “Now we’re investing in the trend,” said Swecera, explaining he’s topped up the local force’s skill set so they can follow

through building a case that will allow Crown to press charges if somebody is impaired from drugs and caught driving. Const. Scott Butts explained it’s not as cut and dry as the .08 alcohol level everyone has become accustomed to, but detection isn’t impossible either. “You start with driv-

ing evidence. What allowed me to pull this vehicle over, what is the evidence?,” Butts said. “I suspect this person is…maybe affected by some sort of a drug. Something isn’t normal.” Standard field sobriety tests are applied, which prompt police to run those suspected of using drugs

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After the success of a first video game marathon in early September, Geoff Webb and his friends are getting their thumbs moving for another 96 hours of strategic button pressing. The 12 Kelowna kids are taking turns playing a variety of video games all this week, from Monday to Friday. The group has chosen Villages of Hope and Heart as their charity of choice this time around. The Kelowna-based non-profit organization is dedicated to the health and education of women and children in northeast Ghana. According to Webb, the goal of the fundraising event is $5,000 to help fund the development of a soccer field, sanitary facilities and full uniforms for over 300 residents of the Bolgatanga area. The first marathon event—held by Webb and three of his friends— raised nearly $2,300 for the Kelowna General Hospital’s Adolescent Psychiatric Unit. “The first one was a real success,” said Webb. “The four of us were able to gloat about how


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Anti-abortion messages roll out on sides of Kelowna buses Alistair Waters ASSISTANT EDITOR

First it was the atheists. now it’s the pro-lifers. A year after a local campaign by the Kelowna chapter of a national atheist group caught the attention of the community with advertisements on the sides of local buses telling people there is probably no God, so stop worrying and get on with your life, the Kelowna Right to Life Society is using the same medium to spread its message. The pro-life bus ads read: “Life begins at conception. Now stop denying it and let them enjoy life.” Accompanying the text is an ultrasound image of a child in utero. KRTL executive director Marlon Bartram called the message “straightforward,” adding it is based on “scientific fact that cannot be refuted.” “Countless textbooks and journals from the fields of embryology,

fetology, biology, genetics, psychiatry and others conclude that without a doubt human life begins at conception,” he said. “It therefore cannot be denied that abortion is the deliberate termination of a human life.” He said throughout history, certain groups have been declared “nonpersons” or “not fully human.” “Today, it is the unborn child who has been dehumanized. She has been declared a “non-person” and therefore can be killed at will. The day is coming, however, when abortion will be recognized for the injustice that it is. It is destined to be looked upon with great disdain by future generations as a tragic chapter in human history.” Despite that view, Canada currently has no abortion law, meaning it is not illegal to terminate a pregnancy and the Conservative government says it has no plans to introduce

one. Abortion services are considered a core medical service by the province and are offered at Kelowna General Hospital. The bus-side advertising campaign here is based on the one used earlier this year by the Kelowna chapter of the Centre For Inquiry Canada. It, in turn, was based on similar bus advertising campaigns by other chapters of the same group in other Canadian cities in 2009. The atheist ads here proved controversial to some and angered a number of local transit employees, who objected on religious grounds and were reassigned after refusing to drive buses featuring the ads. Dave Gaze, general manager of First Canada ULC, the company that operates the Kelowna regional transit system, said so far, there have been no objections expressed about the right to life group’s ads. He said any concerns would be ad-

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THE KELOWNA RIGHT TO LIFE SOCIETY has taken out advertisements on the sides of Kelowna Regional Transit buses, promoting its anti-abortion stance. The advertisements rolled out last week. dressed if they are brought to company’s attention. He said the advertising is handled by a Vancouver advertising company and referred all inquiries about the ad campaign to it. The company’s Kelowna representative could not immediately be contacted

for comment. Before the end of the contract for the atheist ads, two of them were mysteriously removed from buses parked in the locked transit yard. At the time, First Canada, the advertising company and the City of Kelowna said they could

not explain the disappearance of the ads, which were carefully removed with a solvent. After negotiations between the Centre For Inquiry, the bus company and the advertising agency, the missing ads were replaced and ran for

another few weeks. Gaze said no extra security precautions have been put in place to protect the right to life ads. The new ads rolled out on local buses earlier this week. awaters@kelownacapnews.com

Overturned houseboat turned over to the feds Alistair Waters ASSISTANT EDITOR

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THE CASE of a houseboat in Sutherland Bay that capsized in rough weather on Saturday morning is now in the hands of Transport Canada.

The case of the capsized houseboat in Sutherland Bay is now in the hands of the Transport Canada. It’s receiver of wrecks in Vancouver has been sent information and photos of the overturned houseboat, which capsized in rough weather Saturday. Kelowna’s property manger, Ron Forbes, said Monday the city is waiting to hear back from Transport Canada and expects an order to remove the partially sunken houseboat would be

issued late Monday or on Tuesday. He said he expected the order would be sent to the city to deliver to the owner. Forbes said the city knows who the owner is but cannot divulge the name at this time. The houseboat, which was unoccupied at the time of its capsizing, is one of about six that are still in the bay following the city’s bid to remove houseboats from the area in the summer. While most were removed by their owners, several were not and legal proceedings challenging the removal of one of the

boats earlier this year is believed to be what is holding up the removal of the rest. When the houseboat capsized there was a gasoline spill into Sutherland Bay but Forbes said the fire department was told the rough water and the wind would dissipate the gasoline and it would evaporate without having to be contained by a boom. Forbes said given the weather at the time, it was felt that would occur before a boom could be safely placed in the water anyway. awaters@kelownacapnews.com


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Local man charged with fraud averts U.S. extradition Kathy Michaels STAFF REPORTER

A West Kelowna man who was ordered to face fraud charges in a U.S. court, for a telemarketing scheme that targeted thousands of seniors, will stay this side of the border for the time being, ruled the B.C. Court of Appeals Friday. Mark Eldon Wilson

was arrested five years ago for employing telemarketers to sell fake credit card protection plans for $299 apiece. When all was said and done, thousands were hit and $10 million was gathered. To face charges relating to the scheme, Wilson was ordered two years ago by Canadian courts to stand trial in the US, but he appealed the decision

Aluminum heist in Lake Country foiled by RCMP An observant RCMP officer spotted a utility trailer being pulled by an SUV that was suspected of being loaded with stolen aluminum from a business on McCarthy Road in Lake Countrty. At about 10 p.m. on Sunday, police were initially advised of the aluminum theft as two males were reported loading the metal into a 20-foot utility trailer that was attached to a grey SUV. A vehicle and trailer were spotted headed southbound on Highway 97 near Duck Lake. The vehicle was subsequently stopped on the highway near near Dry Valley Road. The occupants, two males aged 46 and 41, from Kelowna and Vinsulla respectively, were arrested and a search of the vehicle and suspects resulted in the seizure of 28g of cocaine, a replica handgun as well as the aluminum in the trailer. The two males will be facing recommended charges of possession of stolen property, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a weapon dangerous to the public.

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about the reliability of the statements in the record, and about whether the content of the written statements might actually be attributable to the persons interviewing the complainants, or to the way the witnesses’ statements were taken down by the interviewers.” That opportunity wasn’t granted, however, and a U.S. extradition or-

der was passed down, meaning Wilson would face American courts for a series of fraud charges. Last Friday, however, that decision was toppled by the B.C. Court of Appeals. “In the absence of any opportunity to challenge the reliability of the evidence summarized in the ROC, the appellant was denied a meaningful judi-

cial process,” wrote The Honourable Chief Justice Finch in a decision rendered in print Friday. “(His) right to liberty, and the right not to be deprived thereof except in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice, were infringed.” Finch wrote the committal order must be set aside, and a new extradition hearing held.

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Menorah to light up on Dec. 21 Alistair Waters ASSISTANT EDITOR

The public is invited to the lighting of the first candle on Kelowna’s new community menorah in

Stuart Park on Wednesday evening. The ceremony, to mark the start of the Jewish holiday of Chanukah, will take place Dec. 21, at 5:30 p.m., in the down-

town park, across from city hall. According to Rabbi Shmeul Hecht, executive director of Chabad Lubavitch of Kelowna and Jewish Learning Institute,

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the ceremony will be open to everyone, not just those of the Jewish faith. Hecht said while Chanukah officially starts Dec. 20, the lighting of the first candle will take place the next evening. In a letter to the city, he said the Jewish population in Kelowna will derive much pleasure and enjoyment from the menorah and, at the same time, the wider community will appreciate the broader concept of religious freedom and cultural expression embodied by the Jewish icon. City council approved the large menorah display, a nine-candle holder that is used to celebrate Chanukah, earlier this month. The approval was praised by rookie Coun. Mohini Singh, prominent in the local Indo-Canadian community, who said it signified the spirit of inclusiveness here. The community menorah will be located a short distance from the large Christian nativity scene that the city sets up in Kerry Park each year to celebrate Christmas. awaters@kelownacapitalnews.com

Paddlewheeler’s damage set at $20,000 Alistair Waters

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ealth care funding is perennially an issue that most Canadians register as being a priority concern for them. But when the dollars and cents of hammering out a health care funding deal between Ottawa and the provinces comes around, most of the discussion goes on behind closed doors. Yet another case in point is the latest announcement from federal finance minister Jim Flaherty for a revised health care transfer payment formula to the

provinces. It calls for Ottawa’s health care transfers to the provinces to rise by six per cent in each of the next five years. After that, increases are to match the growth of the economy plus inflation, with a minimum increase of three per cent per year. B.C. finance minister Kevin Falcon said he appreciates the “certainty” of steady increases for five years, and called the switch to economic growth “a reasonable approach.” But he is concerned about a change in the formula that will see payments

based on population starting in 2014. B.C. and other provinces with aging populations could effectively lose their increases from extra costs. For B.C. where so many people like to come to retire, those people are also entering into the years of their life where their health care costs are going to be the most expensive, Falcon said. Other provinces—Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island specifically—are furious with the proposed for-

mula, in part for some because of the apparent finality of what they thought was still be negotiated. This is not a particularly Conservative measure, as the dumping of growing health costs on the provinces was started by the Liberals in the 1990s. The said part is the provinces are assuming more of our rising health care costs, with little recognition that our current system is still too unbalanced towards treating sickness with surgery or prescription drugs rather than trying to prevent getting sick.

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anta Claus will not forget the nine members of Kelowna city council this year. In addition to the voter’s early present of seats at the council table— a present each of the nine members received earlier this month—the Jolly Old Elf, disguised as a city bureaucrat from the finance department, will hand Mayor Walter Gray and company fat binders full of budget figures for them to digest between mouthfuls of turkey and mince tarts. But while some may compare that to the proverbial lump of coal in the stocking, the boys and girls on council are not getting the budget books

for Christmas because with staff to try CITY orders they have been naughand bring in a budget CONFIDENTIAL with no tax increase. ty. It’s actually a “perk” of being elected. By But the new maywinning seats on counor, and several of his cil, they get the final new councillors, think say on the city’s roughthat’s either the wrong ly $96 million budget, Alistair thing to do or just plain which in 2012 will be Waters impossible. discussed in public I’m not so sure during an all-day counabout the second part, cil session Jan. 13. but as for the first point of view, it’s But this year, the budget deliberabang on. tion promises to be a little more interZero per cent increase budgets, as esting than the usual yawnfest it norsupporters like to call them, are ecomally is. nomic folly. Akin to my mom’s reThat’s because the last council left peated adage that chocolate is a mo-

ment on the lips and forever on the hips, they seem good at the time but residents end up paying more in the end. What is needed is low to moderate, consistent increases that bring into account the fact the cost of running a city of more than 100,000 people not only costs money but also sees its costs rise. Holding the line on taxes is fine as a long as the line includes necessary increases to maintain services and even add to them where appropriate, keeping in mind that costs go up for everyone, including municipalities. Promising no tax increase is sim-

ply a political way of playing to the crowd. It’s not responsible government. It sounds good but a few years down the line, especially if the tactic is repeated, a large tax increase is required to make up for the previous losses and that is always very hard to swallow. So council, bite the bullet, do the right thing and do what so many Kelowna councils have before. Come in with a responsible budget that holds the average tax increase to two per cent or less. And while you’re at it, have yourself a very Merry Christmas. awaters@kelownacapnews.com


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Donated bikes help families in Ghana To the editor: During the past six years Okanagan residents have donated more than 3,000 bicycles to the international charity Bicycles for Humanity that was actually founded in Kelowna. The organization has shipped the bicycles to African countries to improve the lives of impoverished citizens. Part of the pleasure in making any donation is receiving feedback about the good that the donation is doing. Until Bicycles for Humanity focused its efforts on the West African nation of Ghana that feedback came too rarely. This conglomerate letter provides feedback and updates. As well, it thanks those who donated bikes,

donated products to silent auctions and donated huge amounts of time preparing bikes and raising funds. The following note comes from a supporter of the Ghana project: “I am sending this email to update you on some progress made recently as a result of your kind contributions to the Kelowna Chapter of Bicycles for Humanity project. It is a rare occasion to be able to see first-hand (or almost first-hand), how your money was spent and who received the bikes collected in Kelowna which were ultimately shipped to Ghana. “Through our friend Vida Yakong we were able to get about 85 bikes to villages close to where she lives in Ghana. Vida

also resides in Kelowna where she is studying for her master’s degree in nursing. Vida has put together some information on the bike recipients and how receiving a bike has affected their lives in a very positive way.” Following are sample profiles of women receiving bikes through Ms. Yakong’s GROW (Ghana Rural Opportunities for Woman) project: Berimah Nkahiteiba, a 30-year-old woman in north Ghana who cultivates okro, groundnuts, rice and maize: “I cover a distance of about seven kilometres to get to the farm. I used to walk to the farm but now I ride to the farm, to GROW meetings in Nyobok, which is about 11 kilometres away from home, to Pelungu

Market a distance of nine kilometres and to take my child to school.” Lawoagban Bogreroug, a 46-year-old woman who grows beans, rice and maize: “I cover a distance of about three kilometres to get to the farm. I used to walk to the farm and really sweat but now I ride to the farm, go for meetings in Nyobok which is about eight kilometres away from home, to Pelungu Market a distance of 12 kilometres and take my children to the hospital when they are sick.” Puzemniba Tule, 38, rears animals and cultivates soya beans, rice and millet: “I travel a distance of about nine kilometres to get to the farm in the bush. I used to walk to the farm since I could not even ride

but now I ride to the farm, go to find castes termites for my duck, turkeys and guinea fowls, go to Pelungu Market a distance of 10 kilometres to buy goats, go to repair donkey cart tires and my son also uses it for school.” Lariba Dora Ndeog, a 16-year-old junior secondary school student from Nangodi: “I walk for about 13 kilometres before getting to school so the bike will help me go to school early, fetch water to cook and also help me go to church which is three kilometres away from home. I used to walk to do everything before benefiting from the bike project.” Keith Germaine, Tim Young, Hal Puder, Jim Couper, Kelowna

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Was wood-burning rant aimed at one neighbour? To the editor: Is the person who wrote this self-centred rant really concerned about his own neighbours? Or is he simply venting his own rage on a particular one? I would rather have the sweet smell of wood smoke on the breeze than the poisonous, cancercausing pollution of automobile exhaust which surrounds us all. Did he consult with

his neighbours before purchasing his last vehicle? Perhaps he is just a salesman for a fossil fuel company? I’m sure if he did any actual research of the numbers of humans killed by woodsmoke and those killed by automobile exhaust he would have found no basis in fact for his selfish tirade. And what was the logic behind the swamps

and mosquitos? I am fortunate enough to enjoy a lifestyle which allows me a great deal of time spent fishing on Okanagan Lake and there are very few days where a dirty orange cloud does not hang over Kelowna. Do we stop open-air burning of slash to protect against wildfires? I do not use a woodstove myself but that is no reason to vilify those of

my neighbours who do. It is also a fine way to use up the glut of beetle-killed pine created by global warming. I do know a lot of families who work very hard to supply themselves with heat this way, and not one of them has ever burned rubber boots in their stoves. Personally, I have burned dirty, worn-out socks in outdoor fires and

found they burned quickly without any odor. Of course, the writer or his neighbours might have a more malodorous pair than any of my hiking or fishing socks. How unfortunate for him. I hope his neighbours give him all the consideration his opinions deserve. I’m sure they know him much better than I do. Doug Maves, Kelowna

‘Antiquated’ fireplace warms the heart in winter To the editor: I am sending this message in response to Ron Barnard’s recent editorial letter: Wood Burners (Dec. 16 Capital News) in which he lambasts people who use wood or pellet burning stoves and fireplaces. It troubles me more and more that people in our corner of the world are being swayed by bad information such as someone’s opinion that burning wood (which we, as a species, have done for countless millennia) is bad for us or the Earth. Compared to having everyone burn nothing but wood for heat and energy, of course using natural gas and propane are more efficient. However, there are a number of undisputable facts that should be considered.

For one: Trees are a renewable resource and as long as we harvest and replant them in a sustainable manner, we will always have enough trees around. For another: Burning clean and untreated wood is perfectly normal and healthy for the planet. Of course nobody should be burning treated, painted or creosote-soaked wood, or worse, things like plastic or rubber, and if people are burning these things then they should be penalized harshly under stricter environmental regulations. However, wood smoke and ash is good for the Earth and the air and if you need proof, just look at how the earth is rejuvenated and replenishes itself after a natural forest fire. Personally, I think we should be letting more for-

est fires burn naturally and we need to stop polluting our groundwater supplies with extremely toxic chemicals such as fire retardants. The negative impact on our environment from incessant drilling and worse, new extraction techniques such as frakcing, are causing far more damage to our Earth and our personal health than we could ever imagine doing by just burning wood. Just because you don’t see the damage in the air, ground or water, doesn’t mean that it isn’t happening and that it isn’t affecting us. Please stop trying to convince people that tens of thousands of years of history, knowledge and practice can be overruled by less than a century of temporary madness and

insanity which is driven by greed for profit and a total disregard for the well-being of our planet. I personally love the smell of a wood fire, and even though I do rely on natural gas for heating my home

in the winter, I still enjoy supplementing my boring old central heating with a good, hearty and healthy wood fire in my ‘antiquated’ fireplace. Dan Thorburn, Kelowna

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The Central Okanagan Regional District has commissioned work on a large fire hazard fuel modification project in Rose Valley Regional Park. Bruce Smith, communications coordinator for CORD, said the project is “money well spent.” “This is a priority area and it’s important that it be done. It’s a good example of money being well spent to protect the citizens of the Central Okanagan,” Smith explained. The work includes the removal of dead hazard trees, brushing and ground fuels from approximately 50 hectares of the Crown land tenure between the Rose Valley Properties subdivision, Westlake Road, Rose Valley Elementary School, West Kelowna Road and McPhail Court.

Steve Giesbrecht, a project specialist with Landmark Forest Management Limited, said that crews have already begun the fuel reduction work. “We’re taking out trees, starting at the lower levels. We’re going to reduce those to 100 or 200 stumps per hectare. Then we’re using a spider hoe and hand piling to create little piles,” said Giesbrecht. “When we get the proper burning indexes, we’ll light all the piles and have hand crews tend to them while they’re burning. That will effectively reduce the fuel hazard in this area.” Giesbrecht said that all of the trees that the crews retain will be pruned to reduce all branches up to four metres. “That will eliminate any ladder fuels,” said Giesbrecht. He said that crews will only take out mature trees that have become in-

fested with pine beetles or that are considered hazard trees. “We’ll be retaining 90 per cent of the mature trees. About 75 to 80 per cent of the (poles and saplings) will be taken out.” This process, according to Giesbrecht, keeps the fire on the ground so it is easier to fight. According to Smith, there are 29 regional parks in the Central Okanagan. In the past 15 years, approximately 15 of those parks have been the focus of fuel modification projects. “Every (tree) that you can get cleaned up is one more that you don’t have to worry about and it reduces the fire hazard and potential spread of fire,” said Smith. According to Randy Burgess, with the provincial wildfire management branch, the funding comes from the wildfire management branch and is funneled through the UBCM to local gov-

ernments. The local governments then come up with a Community Wildfire Protection Plan, which prioritizes the areas within their municipality that need to be treated. The Rose Valley Regional Park was deemed a priority due to its close proximity to Rose Valley Elementary School and a number of homes. Burgess said that they’re doing the best they can with the funds that they have. However, it would cost “hundreds of millions” to do similar work in every community throughout the province. Darren Lee, of West Kelowna Fire Rescue, said that he is happy to see a project like this taking place. “This project, from a firefighter’s point of view, is a great one,” said Lee. “It’s a great opportunity having it on the roadside so people can have a look how the prun-

ing works. Especially for people who use the park. “I love this project because it’s right up against subdivisions. It’s in an area that has given us challenges in the past and still could in the future.” Lee said that he hopes people see this project as an example and do their own spring cleanups: Getting the pine needles off of rooftops, out of gutters and pruning bushes away from houses, to prevent the risk of spreading a fire. Smith said that these types of projects have made the Central Okanagan more prepared for the next time a fire strikes. “We’re more prepared in our parks and I

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RANDY BURGESS, with the provincial wildfire

management branch, explains how the fire hazard fuel modification project (top photo) in Rose Valley Regional Park was funded. know that the citizens of the Central Okanagan are definitely more prepared

than they were 10 years ago,” said Smith. wpaterson@kelownacapnews.com

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search, operations, planning, administration and engagement, and innovation. The college received STARS recognition for numerous innovations: • The treated effluent water and heat recovery system at the Centre for Learning in Kelowna • The use of a crusher to safely and efficiently dispose of Compact Florescent Lights • Offering sustainability courses in 12 departments. The silver rating was assessed prior to the completion of the College’s Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies and Renewal Energy Conservation, one of the world’s most sustainable buildings, located in Penticton. Now complete, the net-zero water and energy building will make a considerable contribution to the College’s sustainability efforts. (FortisBC also recognized Okanagan College with two awards for its outstanding achievements in energy efficiency and for its leadership and commitment to innovation, conservation and sustainability at its annual PowerSense awards event held earlier this month.) More than 250 institutions have taken part in the STARS program, which ranks participants with a reporter, bronze, silver, gold or platinum rating. For more information about STARS, see stars.aashe. org.

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WOOO HOOO GREAT DAY FOR US CANADIANS. FIRST RACE OF THE SEASON— FIRST WIN OF THE SEASON. FEELS GOOD TO KNOW ALL THE HARD WORK THIS SUMMER IS PAYING OFF. Kelsey Serwa, after first win Saturday

Calgary’s Brady Leman gave Canada a sweep at the top of the podium on Saturday winning the men’s gold medal. On Twitter after Saturday’s race, Serwa tweeted: “Wooo hooo great day for us Canadians. First race of the season—first win of the season. Feels good to know all the hard work this summer is paying off.� The next stop on the World Cup circuit for Serwa and her Canadian teammates is Jan. 7 in St. Johann, Austria.

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If the opening weekend of competition is any indication, then Kelsey Serwa’s best season yet on the World Cup ski cross circuit just might be unfolding. The 22-year-old ski cross star from Kelowna raced to a pair of gold medals in the first two races on the 2011-12 FIS schedule. On Sunday in Innichen/San Candido, Italy, Serwa was dominant on the way two making it two World Cup victories in as many days. “It’s a fantastic start to the season,� said Serwa. “In the final I got out in front and I stayed in front all the way. I had the confidence from qualifying and the (technicians) nailed the wax once again. As soon as I started gliding, I just took off. It was great. I wish every race was like that.� A pair of Swiss skiers, Sanna Luedi and Katrin Mueller were second and third, respectively. “Kelsey was on fire today,� said Canadian head coach Eric Archer said. “She won every heat. She had a good time out there. It’s pretty big for her to get a double win on the opening weekend.� On Saturday, after placing second in the semifinal, Serwa raced to victory in the final, while fellow Canadian Marielle Thompson finished third. “I couldn’t really ask

Lacking a complete lineup on most nights, and injuries and the flu bug taking their toll, the Kelowna Rockets could have been easy targets for opponents on their preChristmas WHL road trip. Instead, the young Rockets hammered out six points in six games during their grueling 10-day Prairie tour, and displayed the kind of character, grit and resolve their GM had been hoping to see. “They played good in every game,� general manager Bruce Hamilton said of the Rockets who went 2-2-0-2 on the trip. “The guys played their hearts out and, I think, deserved better. We could have easily had eight points or more, some things just didn’t go our way. (Assistants) Danny (Lambert) and Ryan (Cuthbert) did a great job, and found a way to get the guys ready to compete every night. They competed hard, and you can’t ask for much more than that.� The Rockets best effort of the trip came in the finale, a 5-1 victory over Blades Saturday in Saskatoon. With the club minus seven regulars— due mostly to injury— veterans and rookies alike stepped up with a dominant effort. And captain Colton Sissons showed why he’s considered one of the

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Western Hockey League’s elite prospects. “He was our best player up front, overall,â€? Hamilton said of Sissons, who scored his 20th goal of the season against the Blades. “He’s brought his game up to a new level on this trip and in Saskatoon, he was relentless. He sent a message about what kind of player he is, he came to play every night and every shift. I think our fans our fans are going to enjoy watching him for as long as he’s here.â€? With the club low on bodies, the Rockets summoned the help of forward Justin Kirkland, from Camrose, for last four games of the trip. Defenceman Stewart Coyle, from the KIJHL’s Siacoums Eagles, played Friday in Prince Albert and Saturday in Saskatoon. Hamilton said with young defenceman Madison Bowey and Jesse Lees away at the World U17 Challenge over New Years’, Coyle, 16, will rejoin the Rockets for several games after Christmas. As for the work of the back end on the sixgame trip, Hamilton said 17-year-old Texan Cole Martin, and Bowey, 16, were the Rockets best defensemen. “People are just beginning to see what Martin is about, he’s kind of come from nowhere‌he played through a virus and was great on the whole trip. Bowey has really come along way, too and is just getting better.â€? After Christmas, the club is anticipating the return of defenceman Myles Bell who has been sidelined since November with a lower body injury, while 20-year-old forward Cody Chikie is close to a return after going down Nov. 25 with a shoulder injury. Tyrell Goubourne (lower body) should be ready after the break, while the Rockets will continue to wait on F Spencer Main (head) and Colton Heffley (lower body). Once the Rockets get See Rockets A17


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Ok Rockets rally against Hawks Mathematically, it wasn’t a must-win scenario for the B.C. Major Midget League’s Okanagan Rockets. Still, Sunday’s comefrom-behind effort against the Valley West Hawks could go a long way in determining the Rockets playoff future. After losing to the Hawks Saturday at CNC—a team they trailed by three points in the standings when the weekend began—the Rockets were down 4-2 in the second period on Sunday morning and looked ripe to be swept. But Okanagan rallied with five unanswered goals—the second coming 15 seconds into the third period—to post a rcrucial 7-4 win. “James Eccles and Brady Mason challenged our players, and they responded beautifully,” said Rockets general manager David Michaud. “It seems that every game is a big t

one for our team, but this one had an even larger significance. The difference between three points and seven points is obviously huge.” The Rockets top line of Parker Bowles, Brett Mennear and Harlan Orr did the majority of the damage with five goals and five assists. Mennear and Orr each notched a pair for the Rockets who got singles from Bowles, Mackenzie Ferner, and Josh Ellis. Brenden Mills replaced starter Harrison Whitlock after 40 minutes and shut the door for the Rockets stopping all 12 shots in the third. Mills improved to 7-5-3 with the victory. Whitlock turned aside 14 of 18 during the two periods. On Saturday, the Hawks posted a 4-2 win over the Rockets. Orr and Bowles spotted Okanagan to an early 2-0 lead, before Valley West responded with four

unanswered goals for the win. Heading into the Christmas break, the Rockets (10-9-5) occupy the sixth and final playoff spot and are three points back of the Hawks. Nipping at the Rockets heels are North Island and Fraser Valley, each just one point back. Meanwhile, the Rockets will leave Christmas day for Calgary at the 2012 version of the prestigious Mac’s International Midget Tournament. Okanagan will play games against the Calgary Buffaloes, Leduc, Alta., Prince Albert, Sask., and York, Ont. The Rockets return to BCMML action Jan. 7 and 8 at home to the Kootenay Ice.

the World U17 Challenge. Michaud is serving as the assistant director of operations for Team Pacific. The Pacific roster includes a pair of Kelowna Rockets: defenceman Jesse Lees and forward Tyson Baillie. One other Rocket, Madison Bowey, will play for Team West. The U17 Challenge runs Dec. 29 to Jan. 4 and features five regional teams from Canada, along with the U.S., Russia, Czech Republic, Sweden and Germany.

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OKANAGAN ROCKETS forward Harlan Orr beats the Valley West netminder in BCMML action Saturday at CNC.

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Rockets from A16 closer to returning to relative health, Hamilton expects to be able to make a more accurate evaluation of where the team his fheaded, and whether any deals will need to be made before the Jan. 10 deadline. While their record doesn’t show it (14-162-3), Hamilton believes his team can still be very much a part of the picture in the B.C. Division and in the Western Conference playoffs, “The Giants and Kamloops are ahead of us tpoints-wise, but when we have everybody going, we think we’re going to be closer…but we’ll see r

where we’re at,” he said. “We’ll have to make a decision to see if we’re good enough. “One thing we have is eight defencemen, and we’re not going to go with that many. We’ll likely need to do something there.” While there has been some interest from other teams in acquiring Brett Bulmer, Hamilton said there’s been nothing, so far, offered of substance for the 19-year-old forward. “We’re not going to be selling off, we feel we’re still in this, so if we make a trade is has to be something very special for us. We need something in return that makes us better,

too. “As I’ve said before, too, if you trade away players like Bulmer, your younger players don’t develop like they should. It would have to be a pretty special trade.” Hamilton said Bulmer could yet be summoned this month by Canada’s national junior team. If injuries are an issue for Team Canada in Calgary, the 19-year-old forward is likely to be near the top of the call-list as a replacement. With or without Bulmer, the Rockets will return to action Dec. 27 when they host the Spokane Chiefs. whenderson @kelownacapnews.com

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Pre-Christmas wins hard to come by for Warriors It wasn’t exactly the peaceful, joy-filled transition into the holiday season head coach Rylan Ferster had been anticipating. The Westside Warriors

headed into their 12-day BCHL Christmas break on a three-game losing streak. After losses Thursday to Nanaimo and Fri-

day in Penticton, the Warriors played respectably but dropped a 4-2 decision to the Merritt Centennials on Saturday at Royal LePage Place.

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Ferster said his Warriors are struggling to find a way to win the close games. “I don’t think we’re a great team and, I’m not saying we’re a bad team by any stretch of the imagination,” said Ferster. “But, great teams find a way to win those one goal games and that’s what we’re going to have to start doing.” On Saturday, in front of 1,000 fans, the Centennials built up a 3-0 lead before the Warriors battled back with goals from Max French and Garrett Skrbich cut Merritt’s lead to one.

But despite several great chances late in the third to get the equalizer, the Cents sealed the game with an empty netter. The Warriors are in seventh spot (10-17-15) in the Interior Divison

at the break. Only the top four teams make the playoffs. Still, Fertser believes the break comes at a good time as the Warriors can rest and regroup for the final 27 games of the regu-

lar season. “I am looking forward to the break myself, spend some time with my daughters, kind of get away and think things through. I don’t care how long you’ve been in this business, losing is not fun and there is no recipe for it. “I think we have a good staff and we’ll just have to try and find ways to win. If we can’t find a way we’ll make one.” The Warriors will return to action December 29 in Merritt. Their next home game is Sunday, Jan. 8 when Victoria comes to town.

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Marcus Basara has the next few years of his life planned out. The Westside Warriors forward has committed to play collegiate hockey at the University of Alaska Fairbanks today, most likely beginning in 2013-14. “It feels good to be going somewhere I’m wanted,” he said shortly after the decision. “I’m really comfortable with the staff in Fairbanks.” The 18-year-old has notched two goals and three assists in nine games since joining Westside in a trade from (AJHL) Okotoks two weeks ago. He

had already recorded 17 points on the season with Vernon, after chipping in 28 points in his rookie year when he reached the final game of the RBC Cup with the Vipers. Having committed to a Division I program, the Coquitlam product says he can now “focus on helping his team win coming down the stretch.” The Warriors now have five players currently committed to elite NCAA schools, as well as Tyler Krause, who committed to Bentley University before being traded to the AJHL for Basara.

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It took nearly twothirds of the season but the Kelowna Chiefs have climbed out of the hole it created with a slow start to the Kootenay International Hockey League cam-

paign. The Chiefs entered the KIJHL Christmas break playing their best hockey of the season, going 6-30-1 in their past 10 games including a pair of lopsided wins on the weekend. Overall the club has

climbed to the .500 mark on the season with a 1616-0-2 record that has them just seven points out of first place in the KIJHL Okanagan Division. “It’s too bad Christmas came because we’re kind of on a roll,” said Chiefs head coach Ken

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Andrusiak. “The break will be good because our players need the rest but at the same time I wish we could have just kept playing. You get on a roll and you just want to keep playing.” After suffering through some injuries and a slow start, the Chiefs good play of late comes down to a more focussed effort in the defensive zone, a dominant top line and team toughness. Defencemen Brendan Jost was acquired in a trade from North Okanagan while fellow blueliner Mitchell Steinke was sent down from the Westside Warriors, solidifying a defense core that had struggled early in the season. “We’ve steadily improved in the defensive zone,” said Andrusiak. “We’ve spent a lot of time on defense and it’s paying off.” See Chiefs A19


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“I’m really happy with the last little bit,” said coach Andrusiak. “We haven’t won them all but we’re steadily improving. We always had the skill but now we’re quite a bit tougher and that’s making us hard to play against.” The Chiefs will return to action for back to back games in Rutland on Dec. 28 and 29, hosting Penticton and Summerland before playing in Osoyoos against the first place Coyotes on Dec. 30.

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uring the Christmas season, Members of Parliament can usually count on a few gatherings which bring MPs from all parties together without the customary partisan grumblings getting in the way. It happens in the House of Commons as well. MPs can and do work together to make

changes to laws that clearly need to be changed. In fact, if you were able to catch the debate on C-311 recently, you would have seen a House of Commons united in a common purpose. C-311 is a private members bill tabled by my colleague Dan Albas in relation to the work we have been doing to amend

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the Importation of Intoxicating Liquors Act of 1928 (IILA). The current legislation prevents Canadians from purchasing wine from a Canadian winery, if it means they must transport it across provincial boundaries to get it home. Currently, wine can only cross provincial boundaries if it is first consigned to a liquor control authority. It’s an outdated concept in today’s direct to consumer world that creates both unwanted red tape for small business and unnecessary barriers to interprovincial trade. The world-class vineyards of the Okanagan, Fraser Valley and Vancouver and Gulf Islands are great examples of the type of small businesses that are succeeding in rural British Columbia. These small businesses are producing world class wine, employing

hundreds and have tremendous potential for further growth, especially in the agri-tourism sector in our region. Creating a personal exemption clause in the IILA and facilitating direct to consumer purchasing will help our local wineries grow and allow Canadians from coast to coast to coast to enjoy the amazing award-winning wines we produce in this great country. The passage of C-311 will be a win-win for everyone. The key now will be for the province to support C-311 and our local winemakers by providing a meaningful personal exemption to make the changes worthwhile.

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SHOP SMALL Saturday activities (clockwise from top photo): Store manager Trevor Neil showcases a multitude of books for sale at Mosaic Books; Linda Beahvn participates in the gift wrapping service at Towne Centre Mall for donations to the Kelowna food bank; the award winning fiddling duo of Kyle & Chloe Davidson entertain shoppers; displaying Bella’s “Twilight” wedding gown at Ten Fashions Bridal Boutqiue are bridal consultant Niloo Vakili, Ten Fashions store owner Rosemarie Gotisihlag and bridal consultant Julie Hodak.

he National Hockey League has a massive workplace issue. It isn’t the ongoing love/hate relationship between goaltender Roberto Luongo and Vancouver Canucks fans and it isn’t the fact that yet another organization has bought into the myth of defenceman Tomas Kaberle being an elite player. The issue which threatens to undermine the NHL, in a variety of ways, is concussions. The whole matter came to a head, so to speak, when Sidney Crosby became the latest victim of blows to the head. YOU WORK It worsened when HERE Crosby’s comeback stalled in the last week or so. Add his name to the list of concussion victims including Eric Lindros, Keith Primeau, Robert Pat LaFontaine, Adam Smithson Deadmarsh, Dean McAmmond and more recently Chris Pronger. And many, many hundreds of others. It takes a Sidney Crosby on that list, of course, to bring the matter home to hockey’s governing bodies, sponsors and fans. Whether the issue of concussions in hockey is a new development or is one which has been there all along and has just recently found the spotlight is really irrelevant because, either way, something needs to be done about it. Players are the lifeblood of professional (and amateur) hockey and the rink is their workplace. They have a right to a reasonable expectation of safety at work and, even if you disagree with that premise, the fact is that hockey as an enterprise cannot prosper if its key assets keep dropping like flies. Ken Dryden wrote in an article in this weekend’s Globe & Mail: “No amount of well-modulated, reasonable-sounding words changes the fact that a hit to the head, by elbow, shoulder or fist, is an attempt to injure that needs to result in expulsion or suspension. No amount of hopefulness and crossed fingers will change the fact that the NHL, like the NFL, needs to start imagining and introducing “head-smart” ways to play.” True words, those, spoken by one of hockey’s most respected thinkers. I’ll stick my neck out, here, by pointing the finger partly at the players. Hockey’s biggest hypocrites are not the owners, general managers, coaches, or league administrators. They are the players. Time after time, when a player lands on the injured

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City hall Time to take the head shots out of the game of hockey takes a break W WORKPLACE

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list after a big hit, teammates and others will proclaim “this has to stop” and will demand the league take action to prohibit such devastating levels of contact. But, it’s the players themselves who continue to dish out crippling blows (legal or otherwise)—shots to the head, hits from behind into the boards, sucker punches, rides into a stanchion. And where is the NHL Players Association on these topics? A review of the last six months of media releases posted on the NHLPA’s website reveals coverage of weighty subjects such as “Hockey for Haiti” and the “NHLPA Beard-a-Thon” but nary a mention of the topic of concussions (as far as I could see). How could that be when, during that six month period, the single biggest question mark in pro hockey has been when— or whether—Sidney Crosby could return to action? Hey, Donald Fehr (NHLPA executive director), what steps have you taken, lately, to protect the physical and mental health of your association’s members? It may be worth noting that

there have been recent changes in rink technology (such as more forgiving glass) and in players’ equipment (such as better helmets) that may have some mitigating effects. And perhaps increasing the size of the ice surface by a few feet all around would allow players to better avoid dangerous collisions. But, these are baby steps at best. The only thing that’s going to put a substantial dent in the rate at which players are felled by concussions is changing the way they are allowed to hit. Let’s play a little game of, “What if?” What if a few rule changes could dramatically reduce the rate of hit-generated concussions, virtually overnight? Is that possible? I don’t know any more than you do. But I can easily imagine three rule changes which present that potential. The first change is easy. All contact in the general vicinity of the head, intentional or otherwise, would be made illegal. This might mean that all upper-body area hits would eventually disappear from the game but that’s perhaps just the collateral cost of protecting the players’ noggin. Second, another easy

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change: any blind-side hit of any kind, intentional or otherwise, would be made illegal. This means that any circumstance in which the targeted player could not reasonably see, anticipate and prepare for (or, better, avoid), the hit would be off-limits for contact. This would include all those nasty shots from behind into the boards as well as all blind-side shots delivered on open ice. Think of Dave Steckel’s collision with Crosby during the 2011 Winter Classic game and you get the idea. Third (this is where it gets a little bit tricky) all opposingdirection, or “head on”, hits would be made illegal. These are the collisions, in which the two players are heading directly or indirectly towards each other, which produce the most thundering collisions and the most “G force” on players’ bodies. Think Scott Stevens taking out Eric Lindros at the blue line —you’ve all seen that video clip a hundred times—and you’ll know the hits I mean. Search on the Internet for hockey’s biggest hits and you’ll find clip after clip after clip of these punishing, head-on collisions. While opposite-direction or “head on” hits would be

banned, same-direction or “parallel” hits—such as when two players are skating forwards side-by-side or when a backwards-skating defender dishes out a hip-check to an oncoming forward—would remain legal. So, to be legal, a hit could only be delivered to the body, only when the targeted player can see it coming and only when both players are skating in largely the same direction. The three types of newlyprohibited hits would be treated as what are known in legal circles as “strict liability” offences. This means that if a player is shown to have committed the offence, he is punished regardless of any explanation he might have for the collision. The players’ task becomes avoiding such collisions in the first place, not explaining them afterwards. There would be an unpaid suspension—a big one, such as 10 games—encoded as the mandatory first-offence penalty for violations. The penalties would compound for repeat offenders. Pretty quickly, players who can’t seem play within the rules would be drummed out of the game (and good riddance to them). Would these changes under-

mine the history and integrity of the game? I think not. Head shots, intentional or otherwise, don’t benefit anyone—player, owner, or fan— and won’t be missed. Blind side hits are just plain dirty and cheap and surely every player will sleep better not having to worry about being nailed by an unanticipated freight train. And opposing-direction hits, while the stuff of nightly highlights and video compilations, are simply too dangerous for the players—they’re exciting but they have to go. Would the world of professional and amateur hockey come crashing to a halt? No. Would the players adapt to the changes? Of course. Would fewer players like Sidney Crosby end up with career-threatening injuries? Any other outcome is simply inconceivable. 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

The City of Kelowna reminds the public that City Hall will be closed from Monday, Dec. 26, through Monday, Jan. 2, re-opening Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012. Other city facilities will also observe closures and modified holiday hours. Essential services such as police, fire, water, wastewater treatment and snow removal will remain in operation. Business licences renewal payments are due Jan.15, 2012 and can be renewed by mail and online when there are no changes to an existing licence at kelowna.ca/onlineservices. The Civic Operation’s call centre at 250-4698600 will remain open during regular business hours to telephone inquiries only regarding water, sewer, parks, roads and snow removal, as well as to process after-hours and emergencies calls.

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Words of business advice are taken to heart by readers I am really in the mood to share with you my feelings of gratitude for the wonderful past year you have given me with your kind and loving words concerning my efforts with this column. It means so much to me to hear the messages I have received via email, at meetings, on the street and even at The Bay check-out counter about how various articles have touched people in ways I never expected. People from all walks of life—in business and industry, housewives and professionals and the wonderful entrepreneurial mix we have currently in our midst from one end of the valley— all trumpet the joy of the entrepreneurial spirit in our landscape which never ceases to amaze me. So, I thought this week, so close to Christmas and the exchanging of gifts with our family, friends and loved ones, I wish to offer you my take on the meaningfulness of the entrepreneurial spirit as my gift to you. You will inevitably hear it all the time from famous entrepreneurs,

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set in motion an idea toward the conclusion of a realistic entrepreneurial opportunity ,riding the highs and inevitable lows from humble inception to ultimate utopia. The entrepreneurial spirit, the title of this column evolved out of the notion that such spirit is truly a gift that inspires people to be the best they can be. From their passion and positivity to leadership and ambition, let me offer you as my Christmas message some of the characteristics that comprise the entrepreneurial spirit and that will take you far in your journey to identify, evaluate, embrace and begin your venture. Passion: True entrepreneurs, not only have a zestful passion for business, but incredible passion for life adopting an uncanny ability to enjoy a successful work/life balance. Positivity: The power of positive thinking can move mountains. Living within a well known mantra of “ every challenge is an opportunity” is a wonderful way to approach

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life and your entrepreneurial spirit experience. For example, when the critics stand by the roadside and tell you that you can’t; instead of hiding in the corner, come out fighting with optimism and confidence. Point out the many positive things you are accomplishing and will continue to—with the encouragement of such critics. Adaptability: Having the ability to adapt is truly one of the greatest strengths an entrepreneur can have. Every successful venture owner must be willing and able to im-

prove, refine and customize to continually offer their customers and clients exactly what they want and need in the market. Adaptive entrepreneurs not only react to need for change, but lead the way. Leadership: This is absolutely my favourite as I’m convinced that all roads in personal and business life lead to some form of leadership. A good leader is therefore someone with charisma, a sense of ethics and a desire to build integrity within a public/private organization—someone who is enthusiastic, team-

oriented and strives to be a good teacher. Ambition: A characteristic of any great entrepreneurial spirit is that of ambition. To believe in oneself, sometimes against the current of naysayers and difficult times, with headstrong determination and ambition is a beautiful sight to behold. We have such people here in the Okanagan and the world around us on television, newsprint magazines and the Internet who demonstrate to all of us that ‘never say never’ spirit that often wins the race. So to my readers, ac-

Joel Young is an entrepreneurial leadership coach, educator and consultant and founder of the Okanagan Valley Entrepreneurs Society. eagleyoung@shaw.ca

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Giving back to local communities The season of giving is alive and well as Valley First Credit Union and its 450 employees once again reach into their pockets to support and give back to their communities. Continuing its longstanding tradition of seasonal giving, Valley First will donate more than $20,000—75 per cent of which is contributed by employees—to support families, food banks, animal shelters, the United Way and many more community organizations across the Okanagan, Similkameen and Thompson valleys. “The holiday season is all about coming to-

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gether and spending time with friends and family,” said Valley First president Paulette Rennie. “This can be a tough time of year for many people, so it

means a lot to me personally and to the staff at Valley First to be able to help those less fortunate. “The smiles and laughter that fill the air during Christmas are worth more than any gift.” Among Valley First’s initiatives this year: • Every payday Friday, employees make small donations for the privilege of dressing casually. In December, each Valley First location donates its collected funds to an organization of its choice. This year, Valley First’s branches will donate more than $10,000 to community organizations. • Valley First’s branch-

es and administration office provide gifts and food for traditional Christmas dinners to families selected by the South Okanagan Women in Need Society, the Kelowna Women’s Shelter and other community organizations. • Corporately, Valley First continues its tradition of donating the money it would normally spend on greeting cards to food banks in every community across its service area – a total of $5,000 this year. In addition, Valley First will continue to support local food banks through the Feed the Valley initiative and support of Be An Angel campaign.

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Take the time for family and reflection this Yuletide season T his is the time of the year when it is important to tell those we care about how we feel. It is a time of sharing and caring and a “season of giving.” The Christmas season is a reflection of an individual’s own past experiences from the time of being a child living under our own parents guidance through to adulthood and then becoming parents ourselves. Like many of my childhood friends, many of us grew up in large families compared to today’s standards. My parents had five children and my husband’s parents had six children. Each child got a couple of presents and those were often much needed items, socks, an outfit for school and some toiletry items. As long as each child received a few presents under the tree, everyone was happy. We always celebrat-

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Doreen Smith ed Christmas with cousins and neighbours dropping by to say hello and to share a meal. What we may have lacked in presents, compared to today’s standards of “lots of presents,” we were richly compensated by being surrounded by family and love. The special memories from my past include the huge Christmas dinner. Weeks of preparation involved my mom and sisters baking and planning for our big Christmas Day dinner. We always had turkey and mashed potatoes and lots of other good things to eat. The best part of Boxing Day for me was enjoying a turkey sandwich with some dill pickles on

the side. Store bought dill pickles were a treat for our family and were saved for special holidays. I still love getting up on Boxing Day and enjoying my traditional turkey sandwich on fresh bread with dill pickles on the side. Selecting the Christmas tree, decorating our homes, baking, shopping for presents and planning family meals are all traditions we continue to share with our families. The month of Decem-

ber lifts the human spirit because the spirit of Christmas surrounds us. Families, friends and strangers share a spirit of giving and people try to be more patient and giving to one another. Christmas is also a time to celebrate the gift of life to children the world over. This is a child’s season. The holiday season is when families reunite together as a family unit from close and from far away. Being together is what is important.

Airports, bus stations and vehicles are packed with people travelling for hundreds and thousands of miles to reunite with family and friends. We all love the traditional songs from our past; “Rudolph, the Red Nose Reindeer,” and “I’ll have a blue Christmas without you,” has been played for decades. We play past Christmas tunes to get us in the spirit of Christmas Each of us has our own special memories of past holidays.

Different cultures pass down their own unique traditions through the generations. Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus each year on Dec. 25. Christmas Eve and Christmas day is when the hectic pace of the last few weeks changes to one of peace, family and reflection. As 2011 ends the final days for us and family, take a few quiet moments to look around you and reflect on the spirit of the holiday season.

Merry Christmas! Doreen Smith is a Certified Financial Planner with Capri Wealth Management. 250-869-3825 www.doreensmithcfp.com

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Engineering students develop local charity fundraising plans One would not normally associate engineering students with designing fundraising campaigns, but that is exactly the challenge posed to the first-year engineering class at the University of British Columbia Okanagan campus this fall. The students were taken out of their comfort zone and pressed to learn new skills, all to the benefit of local non-profit agencies—and to further their education. Laura Patterson, technical and professional communication instructor with UBC’s School of Engineering, said the goal of the project is to get the students engaged in the community and learn how to communicate their ideas in verbal and written form. Patterson says as en-

gineers, the students will need good communication skills. “Soft skills are very important for an engineer,” says Patterson. “Proposals are going to be the bread and butter of any engineer. The most important thing for them to learn in this lesson is client interaction and audience adaptation.” The students were matched with six local organizations—Project GROW (Ghana Rural Opportunities for Women); Habitat for Humanity; Kelowna and District Society for Community Living (KDSCL); Inn from the Cold; Science Opportunities for Kids; and Crimes Stoppers—and charged with the task of developing unique fundraising ideas. After meeting repre-

sentatives from each organization, students researched the groups, found their needs, developed a fundraising plan and compiled what they learned into presentations made in front of their class and representatives from the agencies. Along with verbal communication skills, the students learned written communication as well. Lori Field, program coordinator with the Learning Exchange at UBC Okanagan, says the students are very enthusiastic about the projects as are the agencies they worked with. “It’s their first year so you are setting a tone for them going forward,” says Field. “They were really interested in what they were doing. They came up with some great ideas.”

Now that the students have presented their plans, the plans will be given to the organizations to do with as they see fit. Field says non-profit organizations are always chosen for such projects, and both sides of the table benefit from the work and interaction. “The organizations like working with the university and they like meeting and getting to know the students,” says Field. Tara Tschritter, Inn from the Cold coordinator, says the university students always bring something fresh to the table. “They have such amazing ideas that are outside the box,” says Tschritter, adding the students came up with the idea of holding a shopping cart race around Kelowna. People would pledge

LORI FIELD, program coordinator with the Learning Exchange at UBC

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Okanagan (left) and Laura Patterson, technical and professional communication instructor with the School of Engineering, teamed up to teach first-year engineering students about client interaction and communication skills while benefiting six local non-profit agencies. to take the carts a certain distance with the money going to the group that helps the city’s homeless community. Tschritter said they

are looking into holding the race in the spring, but no firm commitment has been made yet. She added using the shopping carts would be symbolic of the

plight of the homeless —who often store their worldly possessions in shopping carts—and she sees tremendous potential for the event.

CORD holiday office closures schedule The Regional District of Central Okanagan administration office will be closed between Christmas and New Year’s. The KLO Road building will be closed from Monday, Dec. 26, though Friday, Dec. 30. The office will re-open at 8 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 2, 2012. While the vast majority of the

more than 120 staff will be off during this time, some two dozen employees will continue to provide important services. “Throughout the holiday period, Regional District 911 Communications Centre operators and Victim Services staff will continue to provide assistance” said Bruce Smith, CORD spokesman.

The offices of the Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission, Okanagan Basin Water Board and Sterile Insect Release programs, located in the main regional district’s KLO Road headquarters will also be closed from Dec. 26 to Dec. 30. All services will return to their regular weekday schedules on Monday, Jan.2.

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With Christmas and New Years days falling on Sunday this year, there is no change to the pick up schedule for garbage and recycling pick up. Check your Living Greener Calendar for collection days.

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Tips for how to maintain your mental health over Christmas

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he hustle and bustle of the season is upon us. Bells are jingling, Christmas trees are flying out of the lots, the malls are packed and there’s nary a parking spot to be found. It’s time to take a step back and plan to make this season a truly joyful one. Here are a few tips to help you maintain your mental health during this busy season. 1. Ease up, big spender. It may sound obvious, but a huge problem for many people is overspending during the holidays. Pressure to get extravagant gifts for loved ones often sends us reaching for our credit cards and charging a lot more than we can comfortably rafford. Resulting tension and stress can put a damper on holiday cheer and leave us strained in the New Year. 2. Stop overbooking. Overbooking is a common problem at this time of year. Family visits, dinners and parties are all great, but cramming tin too much can leave us exhausted and resentful that there is no time left to simply relax at home. Evaluate how much scheduling is enough for you and politely decline the excess. 3. Be with the people you love. Make a point of spending your holidays with the people you love. Sometimes we feel obligated to participate in functions we find extremely stressful. Perhaps there is a lot of strain in extended family relationships past the point of reconciliation. Don’t put yourself in a no win situation. Spend time with people you enjoy being around and say no to invitations that will only cause conflict and grief. 4. Do something for someone else. This can be as simple as inviting a lonely co-worker for supper or spending time volunteering with one of the many deserving non-profit organizations in town. Taking some time to help others during the holiday season will be appreciated and may also help you feel good. 5. Planning is a good thing. One easy way of keeping the holidays cheerful is to have activ-

HEALING MINDS

Paul Latimer ities planned in advance. Leaving room for spontaneity is always good, but having a general plan for days away from work is very helpful for reducing stress. Try to make sure there is some variety in your planning so that everyone in the family is able to do something they enjoy. 6. Be realistic. Although we like to feel as though we can do whatever we want, whenever we want, there are limitations. Know yours. If you make plans you can’t afford or don’t have time for, you will end up feeling frustrated and disappointed. There are many enjoyable ways to spend the holidays that are inexpensive and accessible. 7. Do the things you like. We’ve all experienced the feeling of obligation to attend a particular party or function over the holi-

days. In order to keep the season cheerful, try to avoid doing things simply out of obligation. If you will not get any enjoyment out of an activity, it is usually OK to politely decline. 8. Gluttony is not your friend. This is the tip no one really wants to hear over the holidays. There are so many tasty treats and festive beverages that most of us tend to over-indulge at least a little. Try to avoid this if you can. Moderation is the key. You will enjoy the holidays a lot more if you’re not sick…and your waist-line will also thank you for your self-control. 9. Get some rest. Make sure you get enough sleep and relaxation during the holidays. This is a time for restoring yourself so that when you return to the daily routine in the New Year you feel regenerated and ready for a challenge. 10. Attend to your spiritual needs—whatever those may be. If you celebrate a religious or spiritual holiday at this time of year, make sure to give yourself adequate time and space to do so with meaning. This

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How to help our seniors enjoy Christmas gatherings S ince Christmas is often the only time of the year that families all get together, making sure that the elderly relatives are included takes on added importance. Although seniors want to participate in these family gatherings, their energy levels may not allow that. Many seniors tire out after a couple of hours, even if they are sitting down. They love to be with

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Sharen Marteny children but the noise and energy of children can be overwhelming. Plan to have your elderly loved ones with you for two or three hours, then start to think about taking them back home.

If seniors get overly tired, they may suffer for it the next day. Don’t plan for them to attend a multitude of activities or visits over the holidays. Think about which events they would enjoy attending the most. Just the thought of several outings can be overwhelming and tiring to the point where an elderly person loses interest in doing anything. Even the idea of family conversations can be stressful for seniors who

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are hard of hearing. If there is background noise, then they might not be aware that anyone is speaking to them or be unable to participate like they might want to in the conversations. All of this can be very distressing for individuals. Perhaps the senior is having problems holding onto and processing a thought. By the time they understand what the discussion is about, the conversation has moved on to other topics. Give seniors time to think about what

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understanding what is happening. Instead of asking if they want to sit beside Mary or Joe for supper, draw a seating chart of where everyone is sitting and show them where Mary and Joe are sitting. It will be easier for a senior to understand the question and give an answer and not as exasperating for you. The same goes for other things such as asking if they want pie or ice cream for dessert. Show them both the pie and ice cream and then ask them

which one they would like. And when preparing a senior’s dinner plate, dish up a reasonable amount of food for that individual. If too much food is served, for some seniors just looking at the quantity of food could turn them off from eating anything. While including your elderly loved ones in Christmas family activities is important, just be sure they aren’t getting overwhelmed. Sharen Marteny is a services consultant for seniors in Kelowna.

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BASKILL, LAVINA (VI) Lavina (Vi) J. Baskill, of Kelowna, BC, born October 9, 1940, went to be with her Lord December 18, 2011, after a short and difficult illness. Born in Calgary, AB, to parents Eva and Percy Irving, Vi and her husband raised three children while working, retiring to Kelowna in 1997. She leaves a legacy of laughter, love, tenacity and generosity that will be remembered by all who knew her. She is predeceased by parents and brother Hal, survived by her husband David, two sisters Gwen and Pat, children Sherry Lacey-Dyck (Doug), Dan Baskill (Bonnie), and Cathy Schalow, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Ronald McDonald House, Northern Alberta www.rmhnorthernalberta.org. A Celebration will be held Thursday December 22, 2011, at 2:00 PM, at the Mission Creek Alliance Church, 2091 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. A time of fellowship will immediately follow. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com 250-860-7077.

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immigrated to Canada in 1966 where, after a short while in Ontario, they settled in Kelowna. Mario worked as a fieldman at Kelowna Growers Exchange and worked for several years at Calona wines prior to his retirement at age 77. As a fieldman, Mario shared his extensive expertise in orcharding and was most passionate about the “art” of pruning trees. Mario was perhaps happiest when walking through a well-kept orchard, but he was passionate about many things. While making his family a consistent priority in his life, he also loved nature and was fascinated by the animal kingdom. He was a skilled bocce player, an excellent gardener, a competent wine maker and a passionate Serie A soccer and Formula 1 fan. He and his wife Luisa loved travelling and they both enjoyed cooking Italian dishes - the most important of them being home-made tortellini. Perhaps his fondest years were those he spent in Africa while serving in the Italian military. Indeed the discipline learned while in the army served him well in all aspects of living. Mario approached everything with enthusiasm and tireless energy; he did not do anything half-way and he demanded the best at all times from his loved ones and colleagues. Those who know Mario through his ties to the Canadian Italian Club will also remember his servant’s heart and love for dancing. Mario’s family wishes to extend a special thank you to the outstanding staff at Village at Smith Creek. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, December 23, 2011 at 1 pm at Immaculate Conception church, 839 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC. Interment to follow at the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com Arrangements in care of First Memorial Funeral Services, (250) 762-2299.


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

Contractors KSK Framing & Foundations. Quality workmanship at reas rates. Free est 250-979-8948 WENINGER CONST. Family company commited to Kelowna & Big White. 250-765-6898

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

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

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

Home Repairs A Full Home Reno Service. GaviaConstructionServices.ca Call Chris at 250-300-3534 High Caliber Construction. All home & ofďŹ ce renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. No job too big or small. 250-864-0771 LARRYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S Handyman & Reno Serv., Lg. & Sm. jobs, GrafďŹ tti Removal etc., 250-718-8879

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

Moving & Storage #1 Family Movers. Moving & Deliveries. $49/hr+up. Guaranteed best rate. (778)-363-0127 AAA Best Rates Moving $59+. FLAT Rates long dist. Weekly trips BC/AB. 250-861-3400 FAMILY Movers. Moving? Anything, anywhere. Local and long distance trips. Packing service available, weekly trips to Vancouver, Alberta, full and partial loads. Cheapest rates in the valley. Free Estimates, 250-493-2687 NORTH END Moving Service Local/Long Distance. Free Estimates 250-470-9498

Painting & Decorating CALL CORâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PAINTING. On time, on budget. Neat & tidy. Focus on repaints. Lic & ins. Senior discount. Cory Doell 250-768-8439 DALEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PAINTING Service. Painting Kelowna a better place since 1982. 862-9333

Plumbing

Electrical

BAYSIDE Plumbing & Gas Fitting Service. QualiďŹ ed, reliable & Bonded. 250-317-2279 DREGER MECH. Plumbing, GasďŹ tting, comm/res & reno, insâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, 24hr. Call 250-575-5878.

A&S ELECTRIC. Resid/Comm Wiring. New constr, renov. & service changes. licâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d & bonded. Steve 864-2099 (cont #90929) JRS ELECTRIC: Licnsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, bnded & insrâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. From new builds & renos to service calls. Russ 250-801-7178 (cont:98365)

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

Rubbish Removal

Floor ReďŹ nishing/ Installations

ERIK the STUDENT

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

HAULS FROM $39.99 & UP &

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

Handypersons A-Z HANDYMAN, domestic wizard, furniture assembly, all repairs & renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s.250-859-4486 NEED a hand inside or out from painting to yard work. 250-215-1712, 250-768-5032

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1st $6.50 & 2nd $7.00 cut Alfalfa grass mix, Irrigated, 70 80lb bales, barn stored, (250)547-6816 800 lb round bales: this years grass hay $50./bale, last years grass hay $25./bale. Shavings & Sawdust available 250-804-6720 HAY FOR SALE; Grass or Grass Alfalfa mix, Round bales $70 each, approx. 800lbs. Large square bales, 3x3x8, $160/ton. Delivery avail. on larger orders. 250838-6630 *HAY-SALES-GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763. Horse Hay, small squares, also Barley Straw 1(250)5588210

$200 & Under FM/AM Receiver and 5 disc CD Player. $80/piece or $150 for both. (250)768-6834

Firearms NORINCO 1911â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $349. Stocking stuffers $10ea. All at Weber & Markin Gunsmiths. The Best Little Gun Shop Around, 4-1691 Powick Road Kelowna 250-762-7575 Tues-Sat 10-6

Lessons/Training

Food Products

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

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

Livestock

FREE Dog to a good home. Cane Corso Mix. 4yrs old. Some issues. Call for details 250-869-7245 FREE for the taking..old but very functional double size sofa-bed. Call after 6pm, 250765-2600 FREE Kittens, 8 wks, potty trained, will hold until Christmas if surprising someone special! (250)707-1737 Free pickup,of aluminum windows, wire, pipe, air conditioners & batteries. 250-717-0581 FREE Pick-up of used bicycles that you no longer want. Ok if need repair 604-800-2104 FREE P/U- Appliances, Rads, Batteries, Old machinery, vehicles. Harley 778-821-1317

Free Items

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

Pets 6 mth brown labradoodle. Female. FREE to a good home. Needs Attention & Fenced Back Yard. (778)480-0051 ADORABLE SHIHTZU X Puppies. Available mid January. First shots, vet check included. $500.00. 250-542-3077 Beautiful Shih-tzu puppies, ORDER ASAP, Ready for Christmas!! 1-250-546-6939 Bichon Pups, ďŹ rst shots, dewormed, litter trained, great dispositions. For more info and pricing call 250-832-4923 Bichon Shih Tzu X Pups, ďŹ rst shots, dewormed, litter trained, quiet dispositions. For more info and pricing call 250-5177579 Black lab X pups, 8 wks, 1st shots, $325 250-547-9206 FREE Dog to a good home. Cane Corso Mix. 4yrs old. Some issues. Call for details 250-869-7245 Purebred, Chocolate & Black Lab puppies, 1st shots, vet checked, Ready by Christmas. $550, 1-(250)547-2555 Wanted: Siamese Seal point kitten - female. Reasonable price. (250)546-9399

Merchandise for Sale

Firewood/Fuel

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

Heavy Duty Machinery

250-859-9053

6 year old kenmore washer. $100 (250)765-1633

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Snowclearing

Fruit & Vegetables

Fruit & Vegetables

RUBBISH REMOVAL

BAGS OF LEAVES, NO PROBLEM! FIREWOOD SALES

SNOW Removal, sanding, comm.lots/acreage.Tremblayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Excavating. 250-979-8033

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

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

Floor ReďŹ nishing/ Installations

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MANAGER, COOKS, 2 KITCHEN HELPERS- A popular restaurant & busy face food Restaurant in Kelowna urgently requires the following staff: Restaurant Manager (1 position), F/T, $16/hr. QualiďŹ ed & experienced Cooks (2 positions), F/T, $14.15/hr. Food counter attendants/kitchen helpers (2 positions), F/T, $11/hr. For positions of restaurant Manager & Cooks applicants must be qualiďŹ ed as a Manager/Cook and have minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience in the Hotel/Food industry. Please send resume to M & R Deol Holdings Ltd/New York Fries 445 2271 Harvey Ave, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 6H2. Fax to: 1-778477-1126. Email: rajveerdeol@gmail.com

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Sporting Goods

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Sporting Goods TREADMILL 5HP Motor, $300. Weider home gym, $100.($350 for both)868-0762

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

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Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Real Estate

Real Estate

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Apt/Condos for Sale

Mobile Homes & Parks

Mobile Homes & Parks

Weber & Markin Gunsmiths Quality Firearms Buy & Sell at The Best Little Gun Shop Around, 4-1691 Powick Rd Kel 250-762-7575 Tues-Sat 10-6

55+ clean, bright top flr condo. Cov’d parking, 6appls, extra storage. $185,900. MLS Charlene Bertrand, Coldwell Banker, 250-870-1870

Stereo / DVD / TV

Rutland 2BD, 2bth, spacious top flr, 5appls, extra storage, secure prking, quiet convenient location. $186,500. MLS Charlene Bertrand, Coldwell Banker, 250-870-1870

NINTENDO WII with 3 games and various controllers. $135 Barely Used! Call or txt 250-862-6338 PARADIGM MONITOR 9 v.3(pair). Floor standing loud speakers. Mint condition and excellent sound quality. $500 (paid $1000 new). Phone 250488-6716 after 6pm. TV Stand $30 & 2 TV’s $10 each. Call 250-764-6135

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

Free washer /dryer. Factory outlet featuring Can-Am Palm Harbor Homes. Singles starting at $54,500 + Tax. 1500 sq ft. 3bed, 2bath Double section $109,500 + Tax. Includes shipping & handling within Lower B.C. Regions.Show Homes at: 1680 Ross Rd. West Kelowna. Accent Homes 250-769-6614 www.accenthomes.ca promo code 31/12/11

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

VERY CLEAN 2bdrm, 1bath home RV parking, large cul de sac lot in Adult section. $79,900.00 No Tax. Accent Homes (250)-769-6614

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

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Rentals

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

1&2BD.Adult building, NP, NS, WD, heat & water included. $795-$995. 250-878-0136 1BD Avail. Jan.15 incl. heat, NP, clean safe quiet environment, close to the lake, bus and shops. Call Heather at 250-763-7955 1BDRM apt. for rent. Avail Now. secure building, close to all amenities, $650+ utilities. (250)-861-4700 1Bdrm + Den 723 sq.ft. in new condo complex on Glenmore. $900/mo (778)-223-4227 2BD Condo, 1200sq’, 2car cov’d garage at door, storage. Small pets ok. WD. Chantel Pl. $1075. 250-575-4484 2BD, frun’d with in-condo laundry, near superstore. Dec 1 $1195 incl utils.(250)764-8440 2 BDRM convenient capri area, $869 incl. heat, wireless net 250-764-1918 Avail. Dec 1

2BD. New carpet, tile, hardwood, new paint, fridge, sink, AC. $900. Call 778-214-0087 or 778-753-4656 2BDRM 2bth Ground Floor Access with Small Outdoor Patio. 55+ building NP, NS, no children. $890/mo. Bertram and Bernard. Live-in manager Contact Gord (250)860-4056 BROCKTON MANOR. 1 & 2 bedrooms. The large, bright units are a short walk to downtown, hospital, beach & shopping. Transit is right outside the door. Please call us at 250-860-5220 FAIRLANE CRT. 2 & 3 bdrms, heat & hot water incl. Located on Lawrence near Gordon, close to downtown & Capri shopping mall. Please call 250-860-4836

MILL CREEK ESTATES. Various floor plans avail. 1, 2 & 3 bdrms within walking distance of the Parkinson rec center, Apple Bowl, Kelowna Golf & Country Club & Spall Plaza. 250-860-4836. millcreekestates@shaw.ca WILLOW PARK MANOR. Aurora and Hollywood. 1 & 2 bdrms. Steps away from Willow Park shopping center, transit & the other shops of Rutland. Direct bus route to UBCO. 12-15mins. 250-7633654 APARTMENTS FOR RENT in Granada Gardens for Nov & beyond, ranging from $800-$850/mo 250-766-4528, 250-718-0881

Sales & Service Directory COMMERCIAL CLEANING

CLEANING SERVICES

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

250-575-4001

CLEANING

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

250-448-1786

CONTRACTORS

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

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Lewis, 317-6889 Guaranteed

Natural Stone Surfaces All One Piece Laminate

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250-861-3400

Excellent References CELL: (250)868-7224 FAX: (778)477-2668

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

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

250-470-2235

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

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

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

250-718-8879

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

250-575-4258 or 250-450-6939

MOVING North End Moving Services

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

778-363-0127

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“PREMIUM PAINT AND SERVICE”

DALE’S

PAINTING SERVICE

862-9333 PAINTING KELOWNA A BETTER PLACE SINCE 1982

EXPERIENCED CRAFTSMEN QUALITY WORKMANSHIP SERVICE YOU CAN TRUST

• Bath Remodels • Decks • Drywall

ELECTRICAL

EXCAVATION

A & S Electric

TREMBLAY’S EXCAVATING LTD.

In business since 1989

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

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

250-801-2665

• Kitchen Remodels • Painting • Plumbing

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

Canadian Homebuilders Association

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

TILING TILE SETTER

Artistic Ceramics.

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

Call 250-870-1009

AFFORDABLE PAINTING

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

250-863-9830 or 250-768-1098

RUBBISH REMOVAL

RENOVATIONS

FEATURING

765-6898

PAINTING

FAMILY MOVERS

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Licensed, Bonded & Insured

Independently Owned and Locally Operated

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Concrete Rejuvenation Specialists. 15 Years Renovation Experience, Work Ethic & Respect second to none. Permits pulled & all jobs completed on time. Call Spencer @778-214-9000

HEALTH PRODUCTS

HANDYMAN Larry’s Handyman

OVERHEAD DOORS

MOVING/ STORAGE AAA BEST RATE MOVING

59.00 SF

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On select colors only | Installation available

FLOORING GARAGE DOOR REFINISHING SERVICES LEW CAT ENTERPRISES

COMMERCIAL, RESTAURANT, OFFICES, MEDICAL, MOVE-IN/OUT, STRATA & FLOOR WORK

COUNTERTOPS starting at

Licensed & Insured

PROFESSIONAL, RELIABLE, BONDED, INSURED

250-470-9629

LAMINATE TOPS

CONTRACTORS

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

250.469.3275

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

250-863-4418

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

HEATING

MIND, BODY & SPIRIT

SOMMERFELD HEATING

#1 for a reason.

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

Wayne 250-215-6767

PARADISE MASSAGE. Where men come to relax. 778-477-5050 Kelowna

PLUMBING

RENOVATIONS

Bayside Plumbing & Gas Fitting

HIGH CALIBER CONSTRUCTION

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

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

Dan 250-864-0771

FEATURING

A & S Electric

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


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Rentals

Duplex / 4 Plex

Homes for Rent

2bdrms w/d, yard, 2prking spots. Reno’d. Beautiful area. $900 + utils. Avail Jan. 1 (250)470-0000 3BD, 2bth, 5appl, skylights, carport, near hospital, college, lake, bus & Mission Mall. NS, NP. $1300+utils, ref’s. 250826-7501, 250-763-5225 Available Immediately 4 plex unit 2bdrm + den 1.5 bath st ,fr, Quiet area 610 Katherine Rd near Westside Rd $1000/mo + utils. 250-7690109, 250-878-9970 NEAR KLO college, 1bd. wrkng cple. NP, NS, ref’s, 4 appl, deck, lg. yrd., private, $950. utils incl. Avail Jan 1 (250)-861-9013

3BEDROOM Home, Mission area near Barnaby Rd.. Suitable safe yard for a family or three/four quiet students. Parking for two vehicles including garage. $1500/month plus utilities. Available for short term or long term. Available Jan 1. Call Jill at 764-3092 or Cell 317-4218 5Bdrm /bsmt inlaw suite in 1/2 Duplex 2200 sqft.,close to bus hosp lake Lrg yard garden space, $1900 (250)868-9059 or text (250)-863-5164 5bdrm house 3 bath In West Kelowna $1600/mo Available Immediately. To view call Barb 1-250-443-4893

Homes for Rent

Bsmt suite $750, Glenmore Full house Rutland Big yard $1600/mo House in Winfield $2000 250-469-2322

2BD. Upper, $1100 2BD Lower $1000 or All $2000 ac, gas f/p up, 2-car grge, shared heat, Avail now, 250-868-7360

CLOSE to Hospital, 3bdrm, big rec room, new renos, NS, NP, $1400/mo + utils. Avail Immed, Please Call 575-5140

Rentals

Rentals

Homes for Rent

Office/Retail

Shared Accommodation

CLASSIFIED POLICIES

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

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CUISINE from Jude’s kitchen Christmas baking This week is the countdown to Christmas and for many it’s a very hectic few days before big dinners and gatherings with family and friends. Perhaps there’ll be a little over-indulgence in the excitement of the season, but even if you’re watching your weight, a little latitude over the holidays is permitted, I believe, and this chocolate pudding cake is a truly scrumptious dessert. It’s from the latest book by Anna Olson, an experienced pastry chef who is one of the celebrity chefs on the Food Network. It’s called Back to Baking: 200 Timeless Recipes to Bake, Share, and Enjoy and it’s published by Whitecap Books. Even the experienced baker will find some tips and ideas in this book that will be of interest, but there’s a good foundation of knowledge for the beginner as well. I’m delighted to find she’s included sections of recipes for those cooking for celiacs and others who are on restricted diets, including: dairy-free desserts, egg-free desserts, gluten-free desserts and low-fat or low-sugar desserts. The recipes throughout the book include more of each too. She includes an excellent introduction to baking, including conversions and tips, as well as chapters on cookies, squares and bars, pies and tarts, cakes, custards, muffins, coffee cakes and other morning goodies, holiday desserts and sauces and garnishes. This is like an encyclopedia of baking, with a lot of information written in an easy-to-understand style. I hope you’ll also enjoy my new book, Jude’s Kitchen, which is now available wherever books are sold. In this week or two of busy days packed full of festive events, remember to take a moment to enjoy the simple things, close your eyes and take a deep and reflective breath and remember what’s truly important: family and loved ones, sharing and giving—not just bought or material things. Have a peaceful holiday season. OOPS: In last week's column I made two typos in the recipe for Blueberry Yogurt Loaf. Instead of 1 egg, use 2; and it's 1/4 c. of oil, not 1/2 c.

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Apple Cheddar Walnut Scones Christmas breakfast with a cheddary nip is excellent with a bit of fresh fruit such as wedges of crisp B.C. apples and pears. 1 2/3 c. (410 ml) flour 2 tbsp. (30 ml) sugar 1 tbsp. (15 ml) baking powder 1/2 tsp. (2 ml) celery salt 1/8 tsp. (.5 ml) ground cinnamon 5 tbsp. (75 ml) unsalted butter, cut in small pieces and chilled 2 oz. (60 g) coarsely grated old cheddar 1 tart apple 1/3 c. (80 ml) cold milk, plus a little extra 1/2 c. (125 ml) chopped walnut pieces, lightly toasted Pre-heat the oven to 400 F and line a baking tray with parchment paper. Stir the flour, baking powder, celery salt and cinnamon to combine. Cut in the chilled butter using a pastry cutter, 2 knives or your fingers until the mixture

Chocolate Cherry Pudding Cake This is really easy to make and looks quite dramatically delicious when served warm and runny fresh from the oven. You can make most of it ahead and put it into the fridge, then remove and finish; and put into the oven as you put dinner on the table, so it’s ready when you’ve eaten. There are no eggs in this recipe. Although a syrah wine is classic paired with dark chocolate, we found the Mission Hill Family Estate Reserve 2010 Riesling Icewine was intense enough in flavour to pair with this dessert as well.

is crumbly but pieces of butter are still visible. Stir in the cheddar cheese to coat it with the flour mixture. Using the coarse side of a box grater, grate the apple into the flour mixture and stir in. Stir in the milk until the dough begins to come together, then turn it out on a work surface. Sprinkle the walnuts over top the dough and work them in by flattening the dough out with your hands and then folding it in half, pressing the walnuts in at the same time. (It takes 4 or 5 folds to do this.) Shape the dough into a disc and flatten it with your hands until it is about 8 inches across. Cut the dough into 8 wedges and place them onto the prepared baking tray. Brush the tops of the scones with milk and bake for about 16 minutes, until they are a rich golden brown. The scones are best served the day they are baked but can be re-heated the second day for 5 minutes in a 300 F oven to refresh them. Makes 8 scones.

1 c. (250 ml) flour 2/3 c. (160 ml) sugar 2 tbsp. (30 ml) + 1/4 c. (60 ml) cocoa powder 2 tsp. (10 ml) baking powder 1/2 tsp. (2 ml) salt 1/2 c. (125 ml) milk 2 tbsp. (30 ml) vegetable oil 1 tsp. (5 ml) vanilla extract 1/2 c. (125 ml) chocolate chips 1/2 c. (125 ml) chopped dried cherries 2/3 c. (160 ml) packed dark brown sugar 1 3/4 c. (435 ml) boiling water

Pre-heat the oven to 350 F and grease an 8-cup (2 l) baking dish. Sift the flour, sugar, 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of the cocoa, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. Add the milk, oil and vanilla, and stir to blend well (the batter will be thick). Stir in the chocolate chips and coarselychopped dried cherries. Scrape this mixture into the prepared dish and spread the batter evenly. Stir the brown sugar and remaining quarter cup of the cocoa to combine, and sprinkle evenly over the cake batter. Pour the boiling water directly over the entire surface of the cake. Bake for about 40 minutes, until the cake bubbles around the entire outside. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving. The pudding is best eaten just after baking, but any remaining portions can be reheated, loosely covered, in the microwave for 20 seconds. Reheating in the oven is not recommended. Anna says this batter can be prepared ahead and chilled. Just pull it out of the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking the cake and then sprinkle with the sugar before pouring the boiling water over the top. Serves 8.

Contact Jude’s Kitchen at The Kelowna Capital News, 2495 Enterprise Way, Kelowna, B.C. , V1X 7K2; jsteeves@kelownacapnews.com



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